New Track: I Need You – Sakyi 4

 SAKYI 4 are back with their fourth official release ‘I Need You’.

For their latest offering, the quartet put a modern stamp on 90s-style after hours R&B, accompanied with a seamless soulful bass, which will undoubtedly strengthen their reputation as one of the most exciting R&B groups from the UK.

‘I Need You’ follows their 2017 R&B/Afrobeat fused single, ‘Simmer Down’ which received support from the likes of R&B Magazine, BRASH! Magazine and New Wave District. The music video for the ‘Simmer Down’ clocked up over 20,000 views, premiered via The Link Up TV.

Since appearing on Britain’s Got Talent in 2015 – where Simon Cowell said they have ‘great potential’ – SAKYI 4 have caught the attention of SBTV founder Jamal Edwards with track ‘Bad As You’ and featured the music video on his platform. To date, the music video for ‘Bad As You’ has generated over 36,000 views.

Exposed to various styles of music from a young age, the North West Londoners turned their hand to song writing, citing Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson as strong influences. With smooth and weak-at-the-knees lyrics featured in ‘I Need You’, these guys are definitely on their way to possess the lyrical standard plus vocal delivery of nineties/noughties R&B favourites Joe, Ne Yo and Chris Brown.

‘I Need You’ is now available on all major digital/streaming platforms – including Spotify and iTunes

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Song of the Day: Simmer Down – Sakyi 4

You have great potential… It’s just you guys need to work out what group you want to be – SIMON COWELL.

With that sound advice from one of the most respected music moguls on the planet, brothers Reece, Carl, Aaron and Eden Sakyi – aka SAKYI 4 – are determined to become UK’s next promising R&B group. 

For their latest single, ‘Simmer Down,’ the quartet switched it up with rich and bold presence of Afrobeats, fused with their laid-back R&B trademark. Since its release, the music video for the single has cranked up over 8,000 views on Youtube, gaining support from Link Up TV.

Their previous R&B number, ‘Bad As You’, received a seal of approval from SBTV’s Jamal Edwards MBE, clocking up over 31,000 views on YouTube.

Born in North West London into a mixed heritage (Ghanaian and British) , SAKYI 4 were introduced to music from an early age through their parents’ love for soul, pop and African music. The brothers share the same passion for singing and songwriting, crediting Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson as early influences.

Gaining praises from a string of UK’s biggest urban tastemakers, SAKYI 4‘s new offering is just the beginning of their very fruitful journey….check it the video.

New Track: Stop – Alesha Dixon (Ft. Wretch 32) – SRNO Remix

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ALESHA DIXON flashes back to her ro xp/so8yz7.ots on her latest video for Stop featuring the wordsmith, and one of the UK’s finest rappers Wretch 32.

Producer SRNO is on the buttons for the first remix to be heard of Alesha’s new single, which was given it’s radio premiere last week by Ras Kwame on Capital Xtra. He’s the man behind tracks with some of the UK’s hottest artists such as K Koke and TE DNESS.

Bringing a stand-out, effortless, R&B edge, Alesha mixes up the track as she drops her much-loved quicktime flow that stood her apart from any other female in the UK scene in the noughties. One of the original queens of UK R&B, Alesha has become one of the countries sweethearts and gained huge success in the pop world, however this track brings her home.

Starting off as one thirds of UK Garage group Mis-Teeq, Alesha was the rude girl rapper that no-one at the time could beat. She smoothly transformed into a judge to become Saturday teatime TV royalty to two of the Nation’s favourite programs; Strictly Come Dancing and Britain’s Got Talent, as well as beginning a solo career. She has become a style icon as well as an artist and a presenter that Britain cannot get enough of.

A singer of nine Top 10 singers and three platinum albums, she has received Brit Awards and MOBO Awards nominations. Her new, fourth studio album Do It For Love, where this single is taken from, is being released on Alesha’s own independent label Precious Stone Records. It’s an infectious, Summer R&B jam produced by DaBeatfreakz. Alesha opens the track stating her power, “You ready? I’m supersonic, bionic” which is partnered with a hot 16 from Wretch 32 who adds to the flavoursome track, bringing his powerful and confident lyrics.

Alesha continues to slay, this time on her own where she makes all of the rules.

 

New Music Video: Pilot – Raphael Blake

Spoken word poet RAPHAEL BLAKE has dropped the video to his latest track, Pilot. The South East Londoner’s body of work entitled The Undergrad is set for release later this year. The free 18 track mixtape will be released in 3 parts, each containing 6 tracks. 

The third track taken from the Ambition body of work is ‘Pilot’ which follows previous tracks ‘The Undergrad’ and ‘Its More Than Poetry’. Pilot explores Blake’s ambition of becoming a pilot, but reveals the harsh realism.
The Undergrad is a body of poetry over music that encompasses the tales of Blake’s life and ideas, capturing his experiences within the 3 years post college. The concept of the The Undergrad project mirrors the journey of a university student that is partitioned into 1st (Ambition), 2nd (Reality) and final years (Sacrifice), each having its own theme revealing Blake’s ambitions, realisations and trials throughout. There are 5 spoken sound tracks in each year of the Mixtape including and intro and outro.

RAPHAEL BLAKE has walked the BRIT School path to graduation and started performing spoken word in open mics sets all over the capital as a 16 year old. During this introduction, BLAKE made appearances at Shoreditch Festival, and found himself a finalist at South’s Got Talent and a winner of various local talent competitions.The co-operate working system and typical monetary purist pulled Blake away from his passion but five years on he returns and switches the 9-5 for his pen and thought-provoking word-pictures to finally reunite with his hearts one true desire.
Experience the world of RAPHAEL BLAKE and have a listen to pilot.