Song of the Day: It Gets Like That – Tynee Duzdis x Carz

Dropping a consistent slew of videos, freestyles and collaborations over the last 12 months across the UK’s biggest platforms, TYNEE DUZDIS is looking and sounding like Brum’s freshest hot property right now. Featuring Carz for his latest drop, the accent shines through as Tynee DuzDis delivers an enthusiastic performance that is packed out with expression and fast-moving flows, which bubble across the snappy beat from Tomek Zyl Music.

Becoming a firm fave in his local scene, Tynee DuzDis has executed numerous live performances including the O2 Academy Birmingham and is a regular across Midlands radio stations. Matched with his increasing profile throughout the rest of the UK, thanks to joints such as RaRa, Broke and his Hoods Hottest for P110, Tynee DuzDis has become quite the Instagram sensation with an impressive following of nearly 20k fans that tune in to weekly freestyle drops from his #TyneeTuesday series.

A fresh MC and rapper to be added to your collection, Tynee DuzDis is going to be banging out of your speakers for a long time coming. Check out Gets Like That, out now on all DSP’s.

Dominic Lawson Drops R&B Throwback ‘Wrap’

After lending his vocals to the critically acclaimed ‘Hacienda Classical’ album by legendary Hacienda DJs Graeme Parker and Mike Pickering, singing, arranging and composing for brass fusion collective Twisted Tubes, working with the likes of the AMC Gospel Choir, performing on projects such as Colours Classical, Disco Classical, and Garage Classical, and collaborating with producers such as Marshall Jefferson, Midnight City, and House Of Virus, Birmingham born/ Manchester based singer/songwriter, DOMINIC LAWSON unveiled his brand new solo single titled ‘Wrap’.
Co-produced with Andre Hutchinson, who has worked with the likes of Little Mix, Laura Mvula, and Mae Muller, and co-written with Joe Hazlett, ‘Wrap’ is the first of two singles, with which Dominic is kicking off his 2020, while he puts the finishing touches to his debut solo EP, which will be released in the autumn.

Speaking about the inspiration for ‘Wrap’, Dominic Lawson says, “I wrote ‘Wrap’ with my friend JoeHazlett, we had the chord sequence on loop and just talked forever. The song came about as we were talking about the woes of being single in our 20s, the dating scene is tough out here! Musically, I wanted an R&B throwback, having grown up on the likes of Destiny’s Child, Black Street, and Boyz II Men, meanwhile SZA’s ‘CTRL’ was playing in the background, so her flow and melodic choices also influenced us – we caught a vibe and just started running off these lines about falling for somebody”.

Dominic Lawson

With over two million plays under his belt, performances at Glastonbury Festival, Manchester Pride, and the Royal Albert Hall, plus previous support from BBC Radio One, Dominic is a strong and exciting prospect for British music in 2020. His style is firmly rooted in R&B and soul, but with lush pop, rock, jazz and classical music, Dominic comes with an artistic credibility and versatility that set him apart from the current music landscape.

Have a sample of ‘Wrap’ below…

Ricardo Williams Delivers Single, ‘All I Need’, Featuring Yummy Bingham

After a phenomenal 2019, RICARDO WILLIAMS gives us the 3rd and final single from his critically acclaimed EP, ‘Intermission’ Vol 1 before and slew of new music and tour planned for 2020.

‘All I Need’ is a futuristic/cinematic take on R&B, which features the sensational vocals of R&B veteran Yummy Bingham.

Talking of the single, Ricardo  said: “I just wanted to create an EPIC love song. I grew up on big ballads and really wanted to bring back some of that energy but also throw some twists and turns in there. Giving you something different from me but still familiar.”

With continued support from Capital Xtra, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, Reprezent Radio, and more,
2019 was a big year for Williams, which witnessed the release of his debut EP and two sold out headline shows (London & Birmingham).

Check out Ricardo’s ‘All I Need’ below:

Reggae Collective Kioko Releases Brand New Single, ‘Let’s Be Frank’

Fresh off their 36 date UK and European tour with reggae giants UB40, Birmingham-based group KIOKO hit the ground running with the release of their new single ‘Let’s Be Frank’.

Focusing on candid, heartfelt lyricism and heavyweight rhythms, the single captures the impeccable live sound of the reggae collective, encompassing the energy from their high octane performances. ‘Let’s Be Frank’ is bristling with fresh reggae rhythms, captivating horns and buoyant vocal energy, sitting comfortably within a timeless reggae tempo.

Performing alongside UB40, The Wailers, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and garnering support from Louder Than War, Huffington Post UK, London Live as well as airplay from BBC Radio 1, 1XTRA and BBC 6 Music, ‘Let’s Be Frank’ is an effortless display of KIOKO’s ability to curate empowering anthems infused with blistering reggae rhythms.

Check out the video below…

Ricardo Williams Returns With A Slamming Jodeci Freestyle

Following the release of the BBC 1Xtra-approved track ‘Come Over’ (The Remix), featuring R&B queen Teedra Moses, RICARDO WILLIAMS serves up an irresistibly slick freestyle of Jodeci’s hit, ‘My Heart Belongs To You.’

The mini track serves as a stop-gap for more amazing things to come from the Birmingham powerhouse’s critically acclaimed EP, ‘Intermissions’…So stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, check out Ricardo’s freestyle below…