New Track: Hi Grade – Angel

Hot on the heels of a hugely successful 2016, which saw him bring his mesmerizing vocals and must-see stage performance to sold-out headline shows at London’s Bush Hall over two nights and a date at Birmingham Academy 3 plus gigs at Wireless and V Festivals and the release of his ‘HER’ EP, which has been streamed over 2 million times globally, the dynamic UK R&B singer-songwriter ANGEL is back with his brand new track ‘Hi Grade’, the first release from his forthcoming project (out this spring on Island Records).

Written and produced by the newcomer and a nod to his own musical upbringing, having a father who played around the world with legendary reggae artists such as Bob Marley, Misty in Roots, Dennis Brown and his own band Zabandis, ‘Hi Grade’ mixes reggae and R&B vibes with Angel’s stellar vocals to create a stunning, fresh sound that fans old and new will find impossible to get out of their heads or off their stereos.

The track follows the massively popular ‘HER’ EP which featured the Harmony Samuels produced ‘Fvxk With You’ that saw west London meeting America’s ‘dirty south’, delivered courtesy of an explosive 16 bars from Atlanta, Georgia’s Rich Homie Quan and made a huge splash across both sides of the Atlantic. The forthcoming project will see Angel building on the waves he created last year, whilst continuing to showcase his incredible songwriting ability and flair for hypnotic hooks and earworm melodies.

So here’s your chance to get some insight into the upcoming project; listen to ‘Hi-Grade.’

Song of the Day: Rise – Laurrhie Brouns

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OK peeps, it’s time to put your New Year’s Resolution to the test with single Rise by fiery singer-songwriter LAURRHIE BROUNS.

As you will hear from the four-minute must listen, the Haitian/Dutch powerhouse puts her rich soulful/modern R&B spin on K-Pop (in which she calls EuroKPop), creating a real sugary and spine tingling sensation.

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Her K-Pop/Soulful combo hasn’t fallen by the waste side: The 26-year-old performed three times at the huge Arena in Amsterdam for a crowd of 50,000 people at a time and also shared the stage with heavyweights including Emeli Sandé and Bob Marley’s legendary band The Wailers, whilst club touring across Netherlands.

In 2012, the upbeat pop songstress took her talent to new heights and auditioned for The Voice of Holland and instantly became the viewer’s favorite and was dubbed “The discovery” & “The one to watch”.

Now that’s all the credentials over with, it’s time to check out Rise. The single is taken from her EP, Ascension: Golden Seeds of Light, released in November on all major music outlets, including iTunes and Spotify.

Upcoming Release: Hype – A.M. SNiPER (ft. Curren$y)

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A.M. SNiPER flashes back into the limelight with Hype, the first single from his forthcoming debut album.

The British-Cypriot rapper is renowned for teaming up with some of the biggest names in music across both the UK and US scenes from his base in Ayia Napa (the original hotspot and mainstay for UK Garage, Grime and Urban music in Europe), hosting and collaborating with a bonafide plethora of stars including Chris Brown, Tyga, Rick Ross, Wiley, JME, Julian Marley, Dj Jaguar Skills and Memphis Bleek.

For his latest banger,  A.M. joins forces with one of hiphop’s undisputed underground kings, New Orleans rapper Curren$y, long-term friend and collaborator of Wiz Khalifa. The track  boasts a late-night jam that oozes understated class.

A.M. SNiPER’s musical prowess stems as far back as the early 2000s, where as a budding teenager in the UK Garage pioneers’ So Solid Crew, he produced a third of their sophomore album. This finesse and adept appreciation of authenticity and culture is reflected on the new single. The track samples A Tribe Called Quest’s Butter with vocal cuts from the late Phife Dawg and pays tribute to similar icons – Bob Marley for instance – two artists concerned with the art and the vision rather than the hype.

Hype will be available on iTunes from 24th June…but for now, check out the visual to the single.

Song of the Day: Funk With Me – Omega B

Omega Today’s song is Funk With Me by Alabama-born singer/songwriter/emcee OMEGA B. This track is coming from her second album Soldier of Love, released earlier this year.

At the age of seven, she made her stage debut as lead guitarist with  Blues Camp Kid and went on to travel across the southern state with the blues group as lead vocalist as well as lead guitarist. Despite her impressive early career, her greatest moment was sharing the stage with B.B. KING.

Drawing inspiration from a wide range of artists: KRS-ONE, SADE,  ERYKAH BADU, TRIBE CALLED QUEST, QUEEN LATIFAH , BOB MARLEY, and OUKAST, the female emcee continue to grow as a guitar player and singer. There’s on end to this girl’s talents – she’s also  a poet, activist, producer, disc jockey, and a painter. Man, where does she find the time to make this video! Take a listen to the seriously funky. Funk With Me.

Song of the Day: Chasing the Dream – Que

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Here’s the second song of the day – Chasing the Dream by QUE. This track is coming from his upcoming mixtape, Prosperity.

This teenage upriser from Milwaukee, WI grew up listening to LIL’ WAYNE, TUPAC and BOB MARLEY as well as watching his cousins rap – and wanted piece of the action. In 2009, he started out professionally and joined forces with 3D Entertainment and Tone Struck Records where he wrote and produced, Can’t Keep Running Away. The track address teenagers who experienced bullying or child molestation. Can’t Keep Running Away earned QUE a spot on Ebony, Jet and Billboard magazine.

Earlier this year he released, Gotta Bad Chick, an on-point dance number  that took his career to new heights.

Have a listen to Chasing the Dream – because this track proves that he deserves the escalating hype. If you’re feeling this track, why don’t you head over to his SoundCloud page and get to know this guy!

News: King Dice O mixtape is arriving mid-August!

Brooklyn rapper/poet KING DICE O will be unleashing his first mixtape, The Life Vol.1 this month.

KING DICE O – who described himself as the modern day BOB MARLEY- has been writing lyrics since the age of 13 and has been working with notable producers, @twzmuisc and LCEnt.

Now the New Yorker is ready to drop his mixtape any day now. So what to expect from The Life Vol.1? Well, listen to the hot track Drive. Featuring his long-time collaborator Jason Black and Dice Cannon, this knock- out track will give you a pretty good insight of this upcoming mixtape – so be sure to keep a lookout!

If you like Drive, you can download it on SoundCloud.