Song of the Day: Secret Tunnel – Emma Ballantine

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Today EMMA BALLANTINE serves up a very soothing dish with her single, ‘Secret Tunnels’, taken from her new project, ‘Somebody’s Story’.

The three-minute track, released on her own label, Shut Up Jo Records, is the first of four new songs that the London-based artist (originally from Salisbury) will be sharing between now and March this year.

Each of the of the tracks in ‘Somebody’s Story’ are based on a true story sent to the singer/songwriter by her followers since she announced the idea just three months ago. ‘Secret Tunnel’, gives a moving and inspiring account of a young girl’s determination to move on with her life after a harrowing experience.

 The new tracks have all been produced by Brixton-based producer Moseley and reflects a
departure from the traditional folk sound of Emma’s earlier EP, ‘Tourist’. Layered synths and beats combine with her usual storytelling style to create a more contemporary feel.

Since being tipped by Glamour magazine as ‘One to Watch in 2016’, Emma has had a busy year, performing at a string of festivals, including Glastonbury and reaching the final of the UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year competition. She is due to announce a new string of tour dates for spring 2017 to mark the launch of the four tracks as a full EP and physical record.

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New Music Video: Pink Pillz – ADI

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Tel Aviv producer and singer ADI releases the new video for Pink Pillz, a song in which she addresses depression.
ADI has released a mixtape and EP to date, has performed at Glastonbury, and Melt!, and supported Kelis on tour.
She releases her new EP this Summer. Go on, watch the video!

New Music Video: Lion Star – Ella On The Run

London-based, alt-pop artist ELLA ON THE RUN unveils the music video for ‘Star Lion‘, taken from her War of Words EP out now.

Her debut single Golden Boys was placed onto Glastonbury’s long list for emerging artists in 2014. Last October, she was filmed and interviewed by the BBC who visited her on the set of her single War of Words about age restrictions on music videos.

War of Words was supported well, most recently by BBC Introducing. Ella is heading to LA this month to begin recording her new EP.

 

Song of the Day: You Don’t Know – The Beat Corporation (ft.Natasha Sky & Alison Bethune)

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Today’s song is You Don’t Know  by UK-based dance duo THE BEAT CORPORATION.

THE BEAT CORPORATION is a group of artists that came together to create music with no limitations. Based in Manchester UK, Tyler Daley & Jody ‘Jodz’ Spence are both established producers & songwriters in their own right and share a common goal which is to make House and Garage inspired club music.

The boys came to prominence when their track Elevation was played in a Disclosure & Zed Bias back to back at Warehouse in Manchester. Their biggest profile remixes are for Roy Davis Jr, Omar, Zed Bias, Ghetto n MC Nasty and more. Continuing their incredible progression,  THE BEAT CORPORATION have been confirmed to play at the Glastonbury festival in Bez’s Acid House tent.

Now I’ve brought you up to speed on these guys – now have a listen to You Don’t Know. This is a DOPE  cover of the classic RnB record by 702, originally released in 1999 & became a dancefloor smash in the UK Garage 2step scene shortly after. The 2014 cover features vocalists Alison Bethune & Natasha Sky, whom the Beat Corp both met locally in Manchester. Alison Bethune has been involved in various tracks across different genres, with her vocal often described as soulful and sultry. Natasha Sky is a 22year old singer-songwriter from Manchester. She is in the process of recording her first album which features well known musicians such as Aziz Ibrahim from the Stone Roses & Simply Red.

Lending itself to the current UK House invasion, You Don’t Know promises to be in every DJ’s box in time for the summer, with a powerful remix package to follow soon.