Song of the Day: Can’t F With – J-Onyx

Emerging with an air of mystery J-ONYX has a presence that can’t be ignored. Commanding attention with her deep tone and dynamic flows, her first release ‘Can’t F With’ captures her innate and undeniable talent as an artist. Her latest release has already landed support by DJ Target on BBC 1Xtra, DJ Shortee Blitz on his KISS FM and KISS Fresh show and Charlie Sloth will be adding the track as his Hood Heat of the week and he will also support on his Apple Music playlist. Choosing to keep her identity concealed for the time being, J-Onyx wants to let her music do the talking, as often young female artists can be over sexualized in the music industry. Catapulting through the ranks she joins the ‘Champions League’ as she ‘eliminates all of the tournaments’ and earns a rightful place as a one to watch in the UK rap scene.

The serendipitous calling to become a rapper can be pinpointed back to November 2019 where she was teasingly dared by her friends to rap an off-the-top-of-the-head freestyle and upload it onto her Instagram. Gaining an overwhelming reaction, the freestyle uncovered her natural gift with rhymes and flows and allowed her to nurture the talent into a dream career. To date she has released 3 freestyles on Instagram and her second freestyle for ‘Murda Murda’ received some strong support and was picked up by DJ Shortee Blitz and DJ MK on the KISS FM Hop Hop show.

Her exposure to music was planted long before the freestyle and the London based British rapper, singer and songwriter grew up immersed in a musical household. Building the fabric of her musical DNA her mother and elder siblings introduced her to an assorted collection of music, which ranged from Reggae, Dancehall and Hip Hop to UK Garage, Afrobeats, Rock and Indie. Her musical roots grew beyond her immediate family as her uncle was also a member of reggae band UB40.

Going against the conventional route, J-Onyx followed her own path, although she had the encouragement of her family she dropped out of school at a young age and found herself in challenging situations. What became evident was that the music was a constant and the turning point was getting into Brit School and attending drama school. Since her studies her path has led her to explore performing arts as well as pursuing a career in the property business. She has now found herself gravitating towards music as solo artist and ‘Can’t F With’ is a great introduction to her sound.

Check her out below…

DJ Blaise Shares The Acoustic Version Of Hit, ‘Moments’ Featuring Poppy Baskcomb

Gaining massive support from Radio 1 by Rickie, Melvin and Charlie, as well as DJ Pioneer and Joel Corry on KISS FM for his single ‘Moments,’ BLAISE surprises fans with the acoustic stripped back version of his 2021 clubfiller.

Possessing a cantering bassline, Balearic tones and an exceptional drop that climaxes on every hook, the marriage of BLAISE’s production with Poppy Baskcomb’s powerful, soul driven lyrics is one of sheer dancefloor heaven. Reaching into the emotions stirred by the current world situation, the lyrics for ‘Moments’ allows the mind to escape and enjoy the feeling of good vibes and freedom.

BLAISE explains “This song for me is one of my personal favourites to date. The words reflect the moment of the current world situation. With Poppy’s soulful voice, catchy vocals and melody, I’m very excited about this re-lease.”

The British DJ and producer, who relocated to the world’s most elite party destination to take up 2 DJ residency’s last year, is already a major name on the club circuit. Having previously toured the world as a DJ for the home of dance music, Ministry of Sound, he has also featured extensively across radio, including Kiss FM, with his exclusive guest mixes. With a sound that is classic and infectious, his previous productions have released on renowned dance labels including DVINE Sounds, Stashed & Todd Terry’s Inhouse Records and garnered extensive support across Radio 1’s Dance Anthems and the Kiss network. Prior to his current collaboration with 22-year-old Poppy Baskcomb, Blaise has also teamed up with Alex Mills, Karen Harding & Azello, and is under the management of music mogul & hit record writer Jin Jin (Jax Jones, Jess Glynne, David Guetta).
.
Adding her incredible musical flair and a powerful dimension to Blaise’s production on ‘Moments’, singer/songwriter Poppy Baskcomb perfectly twins powerful melodic ideas with inventive lyrical concepts.

Since signing to TaP Music Publishing in 2018, she’s been writing in the UK, Sweden and Norway with recent collaborations including Punctual, Nathan Dawe, Ella Henderson, Mel C, Dimension, Conor Maynard, KALM and Eli Brown.

Now it’s time to check out the acoustic version to ‘Moments’ – (hint) not to be missed…

Song of the Day: Address That – OFFCOURSE

As he approaches the milestone of garnering his first million streams led by tracks ‘My Gang’, ‘Beg Friend’ and ‘Still Here’ with Lady Leshurr, and coming on the back of strong support from tastemakers such as BBC Radio 1, KISS FM, BBC 1Xtra, KISS Fresh, Spotify and GRM Daily, exciting fast-rising South London rap artist and entrepreneur OFFCOURSE returns in the final quarter of what has already been his biggest year so far, with his brand new single. ‘Address That’.

Produced by GRM Daily Rated Awards nominee Adotskitz, who has previously worked with the likes of Stormzy, Krept & Konan, Skepta, Mr Eazi and French Montana, ‘Address That’ is a hard-hitting rap track driven by a heavy bassline, which sees OFFCOURSE in braggadocios mode and oozing confidence, as he waxes lyrical about the finer things in his life, while railing against some of the fake elements of the music industry.

‘Address That’ is taken from his forthcoming debut EP, which is lined up for release early next year…but for now, check out the video for the track, directed by 1Time…

New Music Video: Icey (Remix) – Ironik (ft. JME)

After teaming up on the original with Fekky, IRONIK continues to accelerate the levels with his brand new remix of ‘Icey’ featuring grime heavyweight and Boy Better Know CEO, JME. Premiered via GRM Daily, the video has already accumulated over 30k views in just over 48 hours. This has been a link up long overdue and without a doubt it’s worth the wait. A mix of trap and grime the North London native seamlessly bind together a whirlwind of cold flows for the aptly named track ‘Icey’.

With one of the most talked about returns of 2017, IRONIK dropped his ‘Truth Be Told’ album, receiving impressive recognition with over 200k+ album streams and making it on to BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Kiss FM and Capital networks, whilst PAPER Mag, The Hype Magazine, GRM Daily and Link Up TV have all supported his return online. The support adds to his lengthy list of previous achievements that include a number 5 official chart position, a top 5 single, one top 10 single, a top 10 album and over a million record sales.

Previous records such as ‘Watch Nuttin’ featuring Ayo Beatz climbed through radio playlists and this ‘Icey’ Remix is set to provide yet another benchmark for IRONIK…check it out…

Song of the Day: Just A Kiss – Kit Rice

Following the announcement of his forthcoming debut album Konfidence, due on June 25 via KAR Records/AWAL, and the release of its lead single ‘Dance All Night’, which has been met with rave reviews, fast-rising London singer, songwriter and musician, and BRIT School alumni KIT RICE follows up with a brand new offering titled ‘Just A Kiss’, the second single from his Konfidence album.

Coming on the back of recent support from BBC Radio 1, Music Week, Kiss FM, Capital Xtra, BBC 1Xtra, Complex, MTV UK and Digital Spy in recent years, KIT RICE has started 2018 in spectaclur fashion – first with ‘Dance All Night’ and its UKG remix from longtime collaborator and UK Garage veteran DJ Fen, which have been supported by the likes of Fame Magazine, ILUVLIVE and UMA Music, among others.

The Beckenham native and former The Voice UK contestant continues his streak with his brand new single ‘Just A Kiss’, which was written and produced by Kit himself, with Nigel Walton, who has worked with Basement Jaxx, Krept & Konan and Bloc Party, mastering the record. The piano-led ballad is a complete detour from the groovy funk of ‘Dance All Night’, but it perfectly showcases Kit’s amazing vocals and songwriting, which carry the record throughout.

Check it out…