New Music Video: Lurks At Night – J Fresh (ft. Yus)

The latest record to drop from the well-received ‘Fruit Salad’ album, J FRESH calls in Yus for ‘Lurks At Night’.

With a sharp-looking visual, that dropped on JDZ Media, and a bassline heavy instrumental, Yus sends out a stream of rapid fire and reload bars. The J Fresh production is a shining example of his skills as he sparks off Dizzee’s ‘I Luv U’ mix with a quirky concoction of garage, bassline and a nod to Artful Dodger x Craig David classic, ‘Rewind’.

Making his producer debut in early 2017, J FRESH has shown commendable determination to solidify himself within the scene. The release of his two E.P’s and his album have proved for continuous growth and recognition, seeing his music premiered with the likes of DJ Target at BBC Radio 1Xtra, picked up for BBC Radio 1Xtra’s ‘Introducing’ list and heavily supported across Kiss FM and Capital Xtra.

His ‘Fruit Salad’ album features a host of collaborations and contributions from the likes of DJ Target, Charlie Sloth, DJ Olos, Godsgift, Monkstar, DJ Ironik, Lady Ice, Predz UK, ShaoDow and Serocee making it an action packed, 15 track combo of dynamic production skills and talent.

This upriser is SLAMMING; better check out ‘Lurks At Night.’

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New Music Video: Masterpiece – Cilla Raie

Hailing from North London, singer/songwriter CILLA RAIE, has released her first music video for ‘Masterpiece’ produced by Joey Dyer (Iggy Azalea – Fancy, Katy B, Conor Maynard) with guest backing vocals from Ryan De La Cruz. Taken from her self-titled debut EP, ‘Masterpiece’ has racked up over 20,000 plays on SoundCloud since its release.

Directed by Daniel ‘Musical D’ Smith (Dizzee Rascal, Footsie, D Double E), the four-minute production reflects the concept of emotional vulnerability and passion experienced during a relationship, with the use of close-up shots and glitching transitions to give an emotive vibe to the audience.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Aaliyah, Brandy and Toni Braxton, the 23-year-old began recording music at just 14-years-old, with grime producer DaVinche, being one of her key mentors during the early stages of her musical journey. Combining her love of for R&B and pop music, Cilla delivers heartfelt lyrics with a sultry soft tone across this project.

This year will see the release of the songstress’ second EP, a body of work paying homage to growing pains as a young adult, whilst she embarks on a 2017 School Tour with UK Music delivering music workshops to students across the UK.

This is too good to pass up – watch the video to ‘Masterpiece’.

Song of the Day: Massacre -MyNature

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Today’s song is Massacre by MYNATURE (pronounced Miniature).

This south-east Londoner realised he was destined to be a rap star whilst serving a six-year prison sentence – and around this time a new wave of UK rappers such as DIZZEE RASCAL, CHIPMUNK, WILEY and TINCHY STRYDER were tearing up the charts. But it was TINIE TEMPAH, who was practically a neighbour, inspired this hip hop upriser to grab a piece of the action.

Now released from jail, MYNATURE was ready to put his dream into action. He released a mixtape called Ballyface and went on to work with different producers – but struck gold when he met Efexx, producer from Unstoppable Music Group.  In no time he produced a 15-track mixtape called It’s In My Nature, featuring Smiler and Dot Rotten. However his second mixtape, The Beginning, was the first release. The 15 track production featured ‘MYNATURE rapping over existing music’. The Beginning, which took a WEEK to produce, is described as ‘his introduction to the world.’

Well here’s another introduction…have a listen to Massacre – what you think? (answers below please!) If you’re feeling this track, then check out his SoundCloud page.