Dwayne Patrick Offers Inspiration In Latest Single, ‘Keep Up’ Ft. Naye

Award winning producer DWAYNE PATRICK started producing music at the tender age of 16, and after developing his craft, he quickly forged a name as a prolific producer, bagging an impressive list of credits on tracks with Ghetts, Wretch 32, Swiss (So Solid), Paigey Cakey and Kele Le Roc.

After joining JOAT Music Group (known for launching J Hus’ career) and singing a publishing deal with the UK arm of the influential Peer Music, 2020 sees the young beat-master step out as an artist in his own right to release music with no compromises. He announces this move with his first single as a solo artist ‘Keep Up.’

This R&B-chill track features vocalist Naye, who has added a shimmeringly wavy vocal to the track and beat, written and produced by Patrick, who sits a range of contemporary sounds from RnB strings, rimshots and synth lines on top of a banging bottom end. Lyrically, ‘Keep Up’ acts as a positive message and reminder to the listener to keep grinding and to always look forward, never back. Patrick adds: “I want to create music that people can have great experiences with while listening. I think we achieved that with this one.”

The multi-talented London-based producer also scores music for film and Theatre – his musical theatre debut ‘LOVE THY FRO’ at Theatre Peckham in 2018 was a sold out run and returned to the box office the following year with more shows. He has also composed music for UK feature film ‘Brash Young Turks’ (from award winning director Naeem Mahmood – producer of two Star Wars films), and more recently produced two tracks on Swiss’ (So Solid) new album ‘Isolation & Muziq’ (released April 2020).

Outside of music, Dwayne Patrick is also CEO of the hugely successful ‘I CAN Project’, a community based project which deliver Self Development Programmes for young people. He has welcomed Rita Ora into the studio and also received a royal visit from Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, who commended the value of the I CAN Project.

Have a listen to ‘Keep Up’ below…

Ambush Brings Drama With New Track, ‘Eastenders’ + New Video

Northwest London rapper, AMBUSH A.K.A Ambush Buzzworl, slams down the first track from his forthcoming, highly anticipated mixtape ‘A.M.B’, which is set to drop on May 15th.

‘Eastenders’ is a dark track that has Ambush spitting bars about drama on the streets, sending a clear message out, that fights and wars are just not worth it especially over a girl. Ambush adds a catchy bar that repeats throughout the track ‘Beef over gyal is mad’ over a cold, melancholy, polished beat.

The video is more like a movie, telling three different stories with Ambush as the narrator and some famous faces acting such as Scorcher, Paigey Cakey, Vic Santoro and Jasmine Jobson.

Ambush says “The song is named Eastenders in comparison to the drama that happens on the soap which usually stems from matters of the heart. The story is actually a compilation of three different stories where people I know found themselves in between pride, jealousy, love and hate; and the consequences of their heated actions turned out extreme”.

‘Eastenders’ gives fans a little taster of what they can expect from the brand-new mixtape, setting the bar high, whilst giving fans a taster of what’s to come from the full-length project which they have been eagerly anticipating for a while.

Ambush arrived onto the scene in 2017 with his ‘Sauce Freestyle’, followed by ‘Already’. These tracks built him recognition and more singles followed including ‘Jumpy’, the remix to this track features Skepta & Chip and ‘My Size’ featuring Ms Banks. He has also recently featured on Poundz remix track ‘Opp Thot’ along with Snap Capone & Yxng Bane.

You just have to look at his streaming numbers to see his progression -the Jumpy Remix and Man Can’t tracks have both amassed over ten millions streams on DSP’s.

The mixtape is available to pre-order now…but before you head off, check out Ambush’s video for single, ‘Eastenders.’

New Track: 6am – Allana Verde

North-West Londoner ALLANA VERDE reveals an addictive dose of R&B in the form of new single ‘6am’, collaborating with witty wordsmith Mikill Pane to craft a rich, soulful tapestry.

The passionate number is laden with fresh synths, enveloping Allana’s multi-layered vocals with lush 90s pop and flashes of sprawling electronica.

‘6am’ is the conclusion of a 4-track EP that goes on a journey of an all-nighter that starts past midnight. Her previous releases have garnered extensive online support from i-D, Complex and USA Today, as well as airplay from Trevor Nelson on BBC 1Xtra. Her dreamy electronic ballads and soulful R&B numbers have seen her team up with a number of influential musicians, including DaVinChe, Mercston and Ghetts.

Allana will be joining Hackney MC Paigey Cakey and Birmingham’s rising rapper Lady Sanity for Urban Development’s biggest ever showcase at The Great Escape this May. In a recent feature with Music Week, the organisation opened an important conversation regarding British grassroots culture, by continuing to champion urban talent and offering opportunities to underprivileged BAME youth throughout the country.

ALLANA VERDE is a little woman with a lot of soul, and the imminent release of her third EP conveys a performer who’s on an enviable artistic trajectory…check out her most fierce work to date…

New Track: Loving That – Matti Roots

MATTI ROOTS’ extensive musical background and stylish imprint of soul and pop has been sought out by numerous unsigned and signed artists, such as Dua Lipa, Paigey Cakey, July Jones, Age of Luna, Shae and Jaguar Skills.

Causing a stir in the music world in 2015, he teamed up with Jaguar Skills and Chords to release an energetic reworking of his funk fuelled gem, ‘Lust’. The track came out on RAM Records and was premiered by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 and hit #1 in the Drum & Bass charts. This later followed with the release of his last album, ‘Beatroot’ in 2016. The lead track ‘Let’s get back Together’ found it’s way onto Spotify’s Viral Chart, reaching 500,000 plays.

Now with the release of his new single ‘Loving That’, MATTI ROOTS bonds his love for soul, funk, trap and R&B in a sensual mix. A loose arrangement of slick house bass hooks and light hip-hop beats, the track has an instant feel good catchiness that Matti is becoming quickly known for. Matti has been constantly making new music and after recently teaming up with Kwame Kwaten’s Ferocious label, he’s now set to release an exciting collection of works, he’s been working on the last few years.

 

 

New Track: Fight – Aeo

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Emerging British singer-songwriter AEO releases his debut single Fight – a rousing and emotive Pop/Soul effort, beautifully crafted with burgeoning production duo OL Music (Rainy Milo, Skepta, Jake Isaac), which lands the South London native firmly on the radar, as one to watch for 2016.

The 22-year-old has been cutting his teeth on YouTube, via a string of stellar cover videos in 2014, which has caught the attention of many across the UK music landscape, and led to live performances at Acoustic Live, Uprise and The Gifted showcase, alongside the likes of Paigey Cakey, Mostack, and Ms Banks.

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Inspired by great British vocalists such as Sam Smith, Kwabs and Lemar, AEO showcases his own brilliant vocals and songwriting dexterities, on this new offering, underpinned by a rich musical backdrop of piercing piano and guitar arrangements, minimalist drum patterns and thrilling choral melodies.

Speaking about the inspiration behind his  single, the powerhouse said: “the lyrics to Fight are inspired by my pursuit of a career in music, which has spanned five years so far. I’ve had to fight for what I believe is my first love and passion – music. This song tells that story, and it’s a personal note to myself, telling me not to give up”.