Bby Ivy Drops New Single, ‘One Touch’

Unlike previous boisterous tracks, ‘Sweet Like Honey’, ‘Rewind’ and ‘U Got It Bad’, BBY IVY comes through with something a little more chilled, forming her self-penned offering, ‘One Touch’, which displays the struggle of prioritizing her music career over a relationship with that special one.

Produced by Jaylien, who has previously written/produced for Akon, Britney Spears, Chris Brown and Snoop Dogg, ‘One Touch’ was released last Friday (8th May) via her record label, Ivy League. Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Come Over – Zernell Fontaine (ft RV)

At 22 years old ZERNELL FONTAINE has a musical CV to be impressed by, thanks to his consistently dope R&B drops and his early entry into the music game. Eager to experiment with his sound he is on an unabating journey of musical discovery, meaning we’ve only just scratched the surface of this exciting upcoming talent.

Collaborating with North London rap sensation RV for latest release ‘Come Over’, released by 2ToneRecords/Warner, Zernell Fontaine delivers refreshing R&B alongside all of the elements that make the British Black Music scene so impressive right now. Stepping straight on to the beat creating an instant vibe of a hook before making way for a first weighty verse from RV, the record is dominated in all the right ways by Zernell who balances his melodic ad-libs and backing vocals with RV’s verses, making this the perfect cuffing season anthem.

Working with some of the worlds most renowned R&B hitmakers including Rodney Jerkins, Brian Michael Cox, Harmony (H-Money) Samuels, Angel, Sean Garrett, PRGRSHN (WSTRN) and more, Zernell made his first steps to his professional career at 13 years old, forming a strong foundation which now allows him to flourish artistically. His previous work and collaborations with the likes of Sneakbo pays further homage to his talents, not only vocally but visually too, as his inspirations from R&B legends such as Chris Brown, Usher and Michael Jackson spill into his mesmerising dance filled performances.

Check out ‘Come Over’ below…

Ryan De La Cruz Mixes R&B And Dream-Trap Seamlessly In ‘Stubborn’

22-year-old singer RYAN DE LA CRUZ returns with a trap tinged, R&B joint ‘Stubborn’, the second single off his forthcoming EP ‘Syko’

Originally launched into the spotlight in 2017 with single ‘Know About Me’, which quickly surpassed one million views and was crowned ’the best rap video of 2017′ by DJ Semtex, Ryan has been a tearing up the scene for a while. He is now back in full force following the success of his collaboration with Ghetts and S Wavey on ‘Player’ and critically acclaimed single ’Syko’ earlier this year.

Drawing influences from the likes of Michael Jackson, D’Angelo and Chris Brown as well as his tough East London upbringing, Ryan has been setting himself apart from the new generation of UK talent. He injects soulful R&B feels into his fruitful plethora of inspiration, while making it an aim to sing about real-life, important issues.

This upcoming EP is a true testament to this and highlights Ryan’s unique way of thinking. ‘Syko’ is a conceptual body of work, playing on the different facets of his personality with singles like ‘Stubborn’, ‘Crazy’, ‘Rockstar’ and of course, ‘Syko’. The project is an ode to being accepting of who you are, and as Ryan states: “We’ve all got a sense of craziness, be cool with that, it’s ok to be syko”. Using his passion for playing on the juxtaposition of emotion and concept, each track and video really highlight his undeniable eye for fashion and art that has forever been setting him apart from the rest.

With ‘Stubborn’ as a somewhat warm up for what’s he has under his sleeve – so brace yourself for his conceptual greatness! This young artist has truly up’ed the ante this year and this is only the beginning.

Check him out below…

Premiere: Ogogoro (video) – DeanKelly

After sweeping the airwaves from radio stations across the globe with track ‘Ogogoro’, DeanKelly unveiled some fire visuals for the Afrobeats/R&B banger. Named after a Nigerian alcoholic drink, ‘Ogogoro’ is the latest single from his EP, ‘The MissTape’ – click HERE to listen.

The NinjaFilmWorks-directed production features the newcomer – who is often dubbed as Chris Brown of Afrobeats – with male companions, admiring and making the most of the female company, making them go all Ogogoro!

‘Ogogoro’ peaked at number six on North Manchester FM’s International Music Chart in the UK and received heavy airplay in three continents on stations including: CCGTop40 radio (New York), ABN radio (London), Unique Radio (London) and WinFM (Nigeria). The fiery track continues to gain momentum as it currently sits at number two on Ujima Radio’s chart show in the UK.

‘The MissTape’ EP earned DeanKelly a spot on Made In Nigeria festival, with previous single Senorita and also gained support from the likes of The Hype Machine, 1stDayFresh, Vents Magazine and Niji Magazine.

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