OUT TODAY: Mark A. Walker Offers Relief in Times Of Trouble With Second Single, ‘Let Me Breathe’

MARK A. WALKER‘s latest single, ‘Let Me Breathe’, smooths out those difficult challenges that life sometimes presents. The sheer tranquillity of soothing instrumentation, provided by Stellar-nominated producer Keran Vega, encourages us to take a break from all the troubles – and just breathe – if only for a moment. The single was written and produced by Michael Upshaw with Mark A.Walker as co-writer and Chris Howden as co-producer.

‘Let me Breathe’ follows Mark A. Walker’s debut single ‘Duke Stroll’ which features multi-Grammy Award-winning musician Phil Lassiter. For this production, Mark A. Walker is surrounded by a stellar production team led by Executive producer Michael Upshaw and co-producer, Grammy nominated producer Chris “BIG DOG” Davis.

Paying tribute to the late legendary jazz musician/instrumentalist George Duke, ‘Duke’s Stroll’ claimed the top spot of CHBN’s radio playlist charts for four consecutive weeks as well as receiving firm support from radio stations across UK, including Phoenix FM, Chocolate Radio, Pulse 98.4 and more recently on Sonic Nation with Jeff The Fish.

Mark A. Walker is a highly sought-after performance and session musician with the Gospel, R&B/soul and jazz scene, who has worked with notable artists/musicians, including, Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway, Maysa, Richard Smallwood, Gerald Albright and Yolanda Adams. He’s been involved on projects that have garnered one NAACP Image Award nomination, four Grammy Award nominations and seven Stellar Award wins.

Now Mark. A Walker is steadily coming into the limelight as a solo artist with the irresistibly smooth ‘Let Me Breathe’, available from 18th November across major music platforms.

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Song of the Day: Baby x3 – WallyPDF

WALLYPDF, otherwise known as Wally Sajimi, forms a completely idysocranic musical project. Originally from New Jersey, he now resides across New York, Los Angeles, and Portugal, bringing a complexion of lavish lofi tunes to life in an extraordinarily unique way.

Sporting lavishing lofi tones sweep across his unique soundscape, paired up with blissful beats with the tantalizing tones of calmness and electronica, his latest effort, “babyx3” grows into a mellow soundtrack that would find a home in a sunstoked coffee house, or the earbuds of a budding scholar. With musical influences varying from Jay Z to Brandy, WallyPDF proves there are truly no limits to his creativity.

Having recently signed with Downtown Music, he continues to develop exponentially as an artist. With over 300,000 monthly listeners and streaming numbers hitting the millions, he’s becoming a frontier for technology-immersed music. In 2021, he made the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2021, and has also founded several companies, including Nietzsche Labs and an NFT company, Minti. Alongside his work in music, he also helps with Creative Direction for Azuki and co-founder of Jewellery company Her Children, hitting worldwide stores with Euphoria’s finest Angus Cloud as the face of the brand.

Have a listen to ‘baby x3’ below…

Song of the Day: move. – Subrift

Originally from Belarus, Chicago-based artist, SUBRIFT brings along something veg out to for this weekend with single,’move,’ a super-viby lofi hip hop instrumental, that instantly mesmerising. Subrift’s almost-angelic voice patterned throughout the production.

It’s definitely worthy of attention. Check out ‘move.’ below…

Song of the Day: Duke’s Stroll – Mark A. Walker (ft. Philip Lassiter)

Coming out of the shadows and into the spotlight from the smooth jazz community, MARK A. WALKER takes centre stage with latest single, ‘Duke’s Stroll’. The blissful jazz instrumental piece features multi Grammy award-winning arranger/ trumpeter Philip Lassiter.

Handpicked as a lead musician for the single by Miparis Music Label Executive Michael Upshaw, Walker perfectly ignites rhythmic passion in the tribute to the late great legendary George Duke, a highly respected multi-instrumentalist and artist known across multiple music genres across the globe.

For this production, Mark A. Walker is surrounded by a stellar production team led by Executive producer Michael Upshaw and co producer, Grammy nominated producer Chris “BIG DOG” Davis. 

Bassist Mark. A Walker is a highly sought-after performance and session musician with the Gospel, R&B/soul and jazz scene, who has worked with notable artists/musicians, including Gerald Albright, Lalah Hathaway, Maysa, Richard Smallwood and Yolanda Adams.  

‘Duke’s Stroll’ is out now for your pleasure…Have a listen below…

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MJ Cole Comes Through With Twitch Stream Conceived Garage Single, ‘You Got Me’.

MJ COLE delivers a welcome slice of atmospheric 2-step magic called ‘You Got Me’ via 892 Recordings. Originally conceived live on his Twitch stream, this expertly crafted offering paints a luscious sound-world packed with energy, good vibrations, and warm hearts. Following the 2020 release of his third studio album MJ Cole presents Madrugada via Decca Records, this double drop of summery garage delights sets the tone one what is to come from the producer later this year.

With humble beginnings spending much of his childhood at the piano, practising concertos and eventually winning a scholarship to City of London School while also attending the Royal College of Music junior department, it’s undeniable that MJ Cole is one of the most unique and consistent producers in the game. Best known for his groundbreaking electronic productions, 2020 saw the release of MJ Cole’s third studio album MJ Cole presents Madrugada via Decca Records that marked a personal interlude drawing from his classical roots and into a new world of piano based ambience that was heralded by Mixmag, DJ Mag, Q, The i, i-D, Boiler Room 4:3, Hunger, Red Bull, Dummy Mag, Complex, Annie Mac, Giles Peterson, Phil Taggart, Pete Tong and more. In 2021, he had features and production credits on Rudimental’s “Remember Their Names” and Kurupt FM ft. Craig David “Summertime.

2019 saw MJ Cole claim co-writing and co-producing credits on Stormzy’s Heavy Is The Head album single ‘Crown’ and unveil the incredible Waking Up EP alongside the huge Observer tipped title track ‘Waking Up feat. Freya Ridings’. Since its release, the single garnered over 1000+ plays across national radio including Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, a Shazam chart topping sync to the UK’s most popular reality TV program, Love Island alongside support from Mixmag, CLASH, TRENCH, DUMMY and more.

A year prior, 2018 saw the producer solidify his reputation for and unique ability to write emotive and club ready music with the Foundations EP whilst also collaborating with some of the UKs biggest breakout stars (Bruno Major, AJ Tracey, Avelino) to write songs – namely his incredible collaboration with Kojey Radical ‘Soak It Up’ set media alight, with support from tastemaker heavyweights Pitchfork, Highsnobiety, i-D, The FADER, NOWNESS, FACT and MTV.

With further accolades including chart topping singles ‘Sincere’ and ‘Crazy Love’, MOBO Awards, nominations for Mercury Music Prize and Ivor Novello awards, previous releases on Disclosure’s Method White label, having written and produced for Mary J Blige and collaborated with the Godfather of grime Wiley, the recent words of the iPAPER calling MJ Cole a ‘bona fide super producer’ have never run truer.

Have a listen to ‘You Got Me’ below…