Song of the Day: How The Hell You Make A Man? – Scooby Jones

SCOOBY JONES‘ debut single, ‘How The Hell You Make A Man’ stops you in your tracks. It’s like hearing Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’ or Ben Pearce’s ‘What I Might Do’, Drake’s ‘Passion Fruit’ or some other blissful earworm you just knew was an instant classic able to stand the test of time which you would be playing on repeat for years to come, with no fear of growing tired of it.

Described on the YouTube video in hashtag speak as #Ibiza #Poolside #House you quickly get the vibe we’re heading for, but this does also bare the hallmarks of a deeper, hugely intelligent artist at work. The lyricism and wit of Sleaford Mods comes to mind, and there is that dash of British punk about Scooby’s swagger, but essentially this purest of soul voices able to see with his voice what you’d only imagine Stevie Wonder sees with his inner vision is just a thing to behold, whilst his co-conspirator, producer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Jones (Kelly Rowland, Tinie Tempah, Lalah Hathaway) locks us into a heavy groove.

What’s very exciting is Scooby Jones is just a man. A very talented one, nonetheless who is currently working on a solo album which promises even more. Based in South London and perhaps a tad familiar to some having been around the music ether for the past decade popping up on funk tracks featured on 6 Music and Radio 2 due to his insane vocal abilities and lovable nice guy personality, working behind the scenes as a songwriter with artists such as Swedish House Mafia, Artful Dodger and Chaz Jankel (Ian Dury and The Blockheads) and also touring alongside the likes of Black Eyed Peas, Ice-T, Ed Sheeran and Alexander O’Neal.

A stalwart of the London live music scene since 2008 as curator/host of one of London’s most beloved ‘open mic/jam nights’, where only the best of the best would generally make their way to the stage. Scooby now divides his time between making music and directing music videos, including the video for this momentous debut single ‘How The Hell You Make A Man?’ which is out now with various remixes due for release throughout spring/summer 2021.

Song of the Day: Together Forever – Von Marlon

After a separate personal and musical split in quick succession, VON MARLON‘s alias was formed as a solo project after living abroad. The name derives from a Mike Skinner lyric, whose music along with other underground
alternative pioneers of the UK scene greatly inspired Von Marlon’s sound, which offers a mix of
Hip-Hop, Ambient, & Dance inspired alternative pop songs.

His single ‘Together Forever’, is about the dreams and hopes one can have for a relationship, not only when dating someone but also with a greater sense of connection in general. It was created during the past year and evolved from the current global situation; the longing for when everyone can come back together again and the feeling of excitement that that moment will bring.

Garnering attention with the two singles ‘Searching’ and ‘Tripping’ on independent radio stations such as Absolute Radio and Amazing radio, Von Marlon was then featured in The Unsigned Guide’s June ’19 Spotlight, before signing a sync deal to Max Music Publishing.

From this, ‘Closer’ was synced on an episode of Queen Sugar, the US TV show broadcasted on Oprah Winfrey’s network OWN, whilst also being listed in Ditto’s ‘Chartbreaker’ Spotify playlist.

Check out the official video for ‘Together Forever’ below…

Check Out Aleisha Lee’s Steamy Video For Single, Dámelo

Produced by Sak Pase and directed by Condry Calvin Mlilo and Michael Stuart Daley, ALEISHA LEE’s official music video for latest single, ‘Dámelo’ offers a pulse-raising narrative between herself and her love interest, over a three-minute period.

So if you can stand the heat, why not click play on the video below. ‘Dámelo’ is out now on all download/streaming sites.

Aleisha Lee Drops Track ‘Dámelo’ Today!

Straight from the booth, BBC 1Xtra/BBC Radio 1/Capital Xtra-approved singer/songwriter, ALEISHA LEE slams down a gutsy dance/Latin-esque number titled ‘Dámelo’, released today on her label IDWIW Records.

‘Dámelo’ follows the East Londoner’s firey UKG joint, ‘Pick Up Your Foot And Pop That Smoke’ – a mashup of Aleisha’s collab single with Footsteps, ‘Pick Up Your Foot’ and Pop Smoke’s ‘Welcome To The Party’.

Check out for brand new offering below…

66-Year-Old Rap Artist Rich Nana Shares Debut Single ‘Papi Chulo’

66-year old Swiss-based rap artist and celebrity RICH NANA proves that age is just a number and have taken TikTok by storm racking up a collective 11 million views with her latest single ‘Papi Chulo’.

The glossy video was filmed in Cuba by the director of Nicky Minaj, Gils Green and has already teased the senses of the audience with her eccentric posh lifestyle, the Versace costumes and the hot dancers in the streets of Havana, getting more than 340K views in less than a month.

Already securing a firm fanbase across Europe and America, with the likes of MTV Germany picking the track up, Rich Nana is now bringing her Latino inspired track to UK shores.

So spice up your weekend and check her out below…