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.
UK-based singer/songwriter RAPHAEL TATE kicks off 2022 on a triumphant note with his brand new single, ‘Share My Life’, out now on all good download and streaming sites.
The self-penned single is a reminder to love and cherish loved ones – and never take them for granted. Raphael robustly soulful vocals leads the jubilant bounce of a soul/reggae/Afrobeat fusion, produced by Terrence Chamberlin (Bluesteel Studio) and Jermaine Forde (Ajang Music). A multi-Grammy nominated producer and the son of the legendary Brinsley Forde from Aswad, Jermaine has worked with the likes of Julian Marley and Black Uhuru and also produced Raphael’s 2020 BBC London/BBC1xtra-approved single, ‘A Fool In Love.’
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 changed direction, venturing out as an independent artist and started 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’ – an tribute to his late mother – ‘Can You Feel It’ and ‘Blessed’, named Track of the Week by Premiere Gospel.
‘Share My Life’ follows Raphael’s BBC Leicester-approved single ‘FEAR.NO.EVIL’ (released in October 2020) and soul ballad ‘Everything Must Change’ (released November 2020), where he teamed up with the legendary jazz musician and artist JeffMajors to create a soulful remake of Benard Ighner /Quincy Jones 1974 single.
‘Share My Life’ was released on 15th April on download/streaming sites.
TISHA MONIQUE treats our ears to a seductively smooth reggae/ Latin treatment of her second single, ‘You’. Originally a R&B/soulful reggae single, which showcases Tisha’s velvety smooth vocals, ‘You -Latin Feel Reggae Remix’ is the second of four singles from Tisha’s upcoming EP.
Speaking of her single, Tisha explains, ‘You’ was written about the love of my life God has blessed me with. It speaks of how that special ‘LOVE’ makes me feel. Especially when experienced from a spiritual perspective”.
Tisha Monique was a member of the UK girl group THE411, back in 2002, signed to SONY music. Their first single, ‘On My Knees’, which featured Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan, was a huge hit in the UK reaching #4 in the UK charts. Their follow-up single ‘Dumb’, reached #3 and both singles charted in the top 40 (World Charts).
Born in Jamaica but having grown up in the UK, Tisha has now ventured out as an independent artist who dabbles in R&B, reggae, soul, soulful hip-hop and pop – all topped off with the smoothest of vocals that take us down memory lane, right back to the early nineties.
Have a listen to ‘You – Latin Feel Reggae Remix’ below out today (22nd February)…