New Track: Every Country – JayKae (ft. Murkage Dave)

Bringing a throwback, old-school garage inspired sound for the summer months, Birmingham hip-hop artist JAYKAE and east London artist and DJ Murkage Dave – also part of Tonga and one half of the UK alt-R&B duo HALFBROTHER – have released their new track ‘Every Country’.

Produced by Skepta, the track came together after the pair previously collaborated on the Tonga record ‘CCTV’ last year. The accompanied visual was directed by Luke Sparrowhawk of Birmingham’s P110 and was shot in Paris, where Murkage Dave had been working on music, bringing to life the refrain of having a ‘peng ting in every country’.

First performing the track as a part of JAYKAE’s headline show at MADE festival in his hometown, the duo are set to perform ‘Every Country’ again at Reading & Leeds Festival during JAYKAE’s set later this month.

Putting Birmingham’s grime scene firmly on the map, JAYKAE first picked up the mic in 2009 which subsequently led to him becoming a part of the city’s prominent squad Invasion Alert. Known for his strong flow, dynamic delivery and authentic style, which draws deeply from his own life experiences, his focus on his solo career recently saw him supporting Skepta on the Birmingham date on the Konnichiwa tour.

He recently featured on Skepta’s all-star remix of the hit single ‘That’s Not Me’ and alongside collaborations with his Birmingham cohorts Dapz On The Map and Lotto Boyzz he has worked with breakout UK rap star Mist. With recent sets at Glastonbury, Lovebox and #Merky Festival in Ibiza under his belt, JAYKAE continues to prove why his electric energy and show-stopping lyrical talent make him a crucial part of the UK’s grime scene and the essential voice to his city.

Watch the video to ‘Every Country’.

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Upcoming Release – War of Words – Ella On The Run

 

Alt pop artist ELLA ON THE RUN is set to release her single War of Words  on 24th November.The single is coming from her  debut EP of the same name also coming out this month.

Of Swiss, French and South African origin, Ella studied music at Berklee College in the US. She began recording under her stage name with LA producer Matthew Bang, who was previously an engineer for Interscope and Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group.

Her debut album, Golden Boys was placed on Glastonbury’s long list of emerging artists of 2014. The Londoner’s laid back and synth pop vibes have already caused a stir in the blogosphere and in the live circuits, appearing in various playlists including The Best Of British unsigned podcast.

So go on, a have a listen to War of Words…and if you’re feeling this track (and happen to be in the London area), ELLA ON THE RUN will be supporting Norwegian folk pop artist, DAGNY at the Old Queen’s Head, Islington on 19th November.

New Release: Die For You – Ironik

Check out the instantly addictive Die for You, the latest single by IRONIK. The track is coming from his  forthcoming E.P Ticking Off Boyhood Dreams.

At the age of 26, the UK alternative hip-hopper has been on the music scene for seven years and has already clocked up: two top five singles, a top ten single, a top ten album along with performances at Glastonbury, the MOBO Awards, T4 on the Beach (and take a deep breath!) He also collaborated with SIR ELTON JOHN, CHIP, LOICK ESSIEN and LEMAR… and made history by becoming the first rapper to perform for the Queen at Buckingham Palace!

Released this week via iTunes,  Die For You  sees the veteran rapper team up with fellow UK talent L Marshall. Go on, brighten up your day and have a listen!