Raphael Tate Unveils First Release Of The Year, ‘Share My Life’

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.

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OUT TODAY: Tisha Monique Treat Us To Her Reggae/Latin Fusion of Single ‘You’

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)…

Song of the Day: If (Remixes) – Kemi Sulola

Since British R&B singer KEMI SULOLA has made such an impression on you guys with her single titled ‘IF’ (featured on the blog back in October 2021), I thought I’d give you an update on the remixes of the smooth R&B number.

The IF More Night Remix gives the R&B version a UK Garage makeover which carries over Kemi Sulola’s infectious UK R&B and pop sensibilities from the original track. Producer MoreNight, whose previous credits include working with Manga Saint Hilare, Scrufizzer and Footsie, to mention a few, all but turns the original track on its head and transforms it into a sun-soaked dance floor filler. The captivating UK Garage remix adds another dimension to ‘IF’, with its glorious bass-line, infectious drum patterns and lush synths. The remix has already gained support on BBC Radio and part of the CDPool Beats November CD of new releases. Have a listen below…

The IF Andre Solid Remix– Kemi works with the Grammy nominated beat maker and producer Andre Solid, who has worked with the likes of Randy Valentine, Tippa Irie, Marla Brown and Gappy Ranks to name a few. This collaboration gives IF its new flare, but also introduces the world to Kemi’s first official reggae release. Opening with a warm stack of vocal harmonies and cymbal sounds gives this remix a grand introduction to the reggae beat and base that comes soon after, making us enjoy the calming sounds. Supported by colourful radio, the reggae fraternity UK and the Off Beat Reggae show.

While you’re here, why not check out the official video for the R&B original below…

Producer Blastar Drops Sassy Joint, ‘On Top’

Multiplatinum French producer BLASTAR‘s band new offering, ‘On Top’, which follows his Afrobeat/Rub-A-Dub style banger ‘Solo’, possesses a sultry blend of 90s-style ragga and arguably a soulful twang of reggaetón.

‘On Top’ is taken from his project ‘EXILE’ which will explore various Afro-Caribbean sounds. Spice up your weekend and check it out below…

Album Review: Escape The Kingdom – J.Chambers

Manchester’s hip-hop/poet J CHAMBER‘s EP, ‘Escape The Kingdom’, covers topics of being a black and British in Great Britain today – the kind of hard-hitting topics that are often swept under the carpet.

Over predominantly reggae driven beats, J Chambers touches on slavery, the migration of Windrush generation to the UK and the harsh and unwelcomed treatment they’ve received by the British people (listen to ‘Freedom Ain’t Free.’)

Through his distinctively manc-catchy flow, J Chambers also discusses that the dependents of the Windrush generation also experience the same treatment and any contributions made by the black community are often overlooked by the British society.

‘Escape The Kingdom’ also has a theme of black liberation by offering strong encouragement of stamping out any prejudices and racism that comes to path. Speaking of the project, J Chambers says he wanted it to really “resonate with young children” .  

Why not have a listen to this powerful project below…

Must Listens:  Escape The Kingdom, Freedom Ain’t Free