Christian Rapper MIKE BODY returns with video for latest single, ‘No False Religion’, taken from his latest album, ‘Epilogue’. Check out it below…
Reggae/Dancehall duo SONZ OF THUNDER UK (SOTUK) are back, offering more words of wisdom and encouragement, with new single ‘Eagles Wings.’
Dropping one tough classic reggae riddim, ‘Eagles Wings’ reminds us, although they were some hard and dark times during the Pandemic, if we put our trust in the Most High, we will always rise above obstacles – just like an eagle gliding high above the mountains.
For over a decade, SOTUK – consisting of brothers Shane and Dean Brown – has been spreading the words of inspiration across the UK which earned them a steady following in the gospel and mainstream communities as well as receiving continuous support by the likes of Capital Xtra’s Ras Kwame, BBC London, Pluse88 Radio, The Beat 1036 plus many more.
The North-West Londoners also have built strong connections in Ghana, working alongside with Ghanaian producer Quansty K who produced their previous single, ‘House Party’, supported by Jeremiah Asiamah on BBC Radio One and BBC 1xtra.
Although it has been a quiet year for SOTUK, the guys scooped the best reggae act in the TMMP awards in 2021. Their first official release since the pandemic, ‘Eagles Wings’, marks a new and exciting chapter of great things to come from SOTUK.
Eagles Wings is slated for release on 27th May across various music platforms. Have a listen below…
Following on from the release of single, ‘Share My Life’, produced by Jermaine Forde (the son of Brinsley Forde from the legendary reggae group Aswad), RAPHAEL TATE makes a quick return with single, ‘Lord I Need You Near.’
Dedicated to Raphael’s mother, Patricia Ann Tate (1953-2020), ‘Lord I Need You Near’ is the first single that Raphael entirely composed and produced – from arranging the strings to performing the backing vocals. To be a conductor and composer has always been Raphael’s lifelong dream – and what better way to fulfil a dream by paying a tribute to a loved-one.
The stunning ballad features a stellar line-up who adds the final touches to the production. Award-winning jazz harpist JeffMajors, who collaborated with Raphael for 2021 single, ‘Everything Must Change’, provides the spine-tingling magic right from the beginning of the emotive piece.
Acclaimed bassist Mark A Walker adds a pleasing full-bodied tone to the heavenly arrangements. Mark has worked with the likes of Will Downing, Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music, Yolanda Adams and multi award-winning Gospel artist, Richard Smallwood who had a hit with single, ‘Total Praise.’
‘Lord I Need You Near’ was further brought to life by Ukraine’s Kaska Records Orchestra who provides breathtakingly stunning live instrumentation, a perfect platform for the UK-based singer/songwriter to showcase his powerhouse vocals, pleading for comfort from the loss of his mother. This single also serves as a soothing ode for everyone who lost a loved one, particularly during the pandemic.
Starting out as a Billboard chart-topping artist, peaking at number 25 on the American Dance Club with 2017 single, ‘ With Every Beat Of My Heart’, Raphael ventured out as an independent artist, creating his own label, Tate Love Production. His soulful vocal performance quickly earned him the title, ‘Prince Of Soul’ by his ever growing fanbase through tracks, ‘A Fool In Love’ and ‘Everyday Is Mother’s Day’, ‘Can You Feel It’ and ‘Blessed’, named Track of the Week by Premiere Gospel.
BBC London/Seani B-approved single ‘A Fool In Love’ and Reprezent FM featured single ‘Everyday Is Mother’s Day’ are also touching tributes to his late mother. ‘I Need You Near’ is the perfect tribute carry on the treasured memories of the biggest role model in his life.
Taking from the forthcoming EP Patricia Ann Tate Creations (release date to be announced) ‘Lord I Need You Near’ was released on Friday (13th May) on various music platforms. The release date marks the second anniversary of Raphael’s mother passing. Have a peep at the offcial video single below. You can also stream ‘Lord I Need You Near’ here.
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Singer-songwriter OLAEDO IBE’s new single, ‘Manifest,’ is an anthem for anyone going through adversity, offering encouragement to never give up, as there will be light at the end of the tunnel.
The London artist was going through personal challenges at the start of the pandemic, which led to the decision to put her song writing skills on the back burner.
The contemporary R&B songstress explains how the Kerba Music-produced track came to fruition: “After experiencing strong bouts of writer’s block, I had a dream that someone was singing Manifest. When I woke up I quickly recorded the song and started working on the song in early 2020 during the first lockdown.”
Starting out singing in church and local events from a young age, Olaedo found her forte in combining music with words of empowerment that’s relatable and touching to people, regardless of race, background and religious beliefs. Her crossover appeal gave her the opportunity to share the stage with Motown legend Peobo Bryson.
She released her debut EP, ‘Shine Like Gold’ in 2015, which gained a nomination for the MOBO Premier Gospel Music and Urban Music award later that year. Olaedo followed up with her second EP, ‘Grow to Glow’ in 2018 which features ‘Lead Me’, ‘Good Life’, featuring Leke and Becca Folkes, and ‘Fill Us (Children’s song)’. All three tracks from the EP claimed the top ten spot on the UK Christian Chart.
Now Olaedo returns, offering a tower of strength in times of trouble, through latest release, ‘Manifest,’ out from 10th September on various music platforms.
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JWMUSIQ’s – brand new music video for latest single, ‘Hold On’, reflects the infectiously catching lyrics of having the courage to face any hardships and adversity head on.
Possessing a seamlessly smooth fusion of R&B/Soul/Gospel, the message in the Luke ‘GKid’ Grant -produced track is, through the trials and tribulations, the big man above – God – has a greater plan in store!
JWMUSIQ is the brainchild of brothers Jordan and Wesley from Coventry (UK) . The pair have been singing/ministering with each other for most of their lives and are now aspiring to take their ministry forward to the masses by releasing their first official single. Jordan and Wesley have also sung as part of groups, worship teams (and continue to do at their local church), choirs and sang background vocals for different artists but as a duo they feel they are called to do much more.
‘Hold On’ is now available on all major download/streaming sites, including iTunes…expect more original releases from these smooth gospel powerhouses! Check out the vibrant video below…
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