EP Review: Intermission Vol.1 – Ricardo Williams

The build-up to the release of RICARDO WILLIAMS‘ EP, ‘Intermissions Vol.1′ has been PHENOMENAL, especially when it comes to the Come Over challenge – one of the singles from the collection – which offers different remixes of the original. More recently, R&B queen Teedra Moses graced her soothing vocals on the afterhours joint.

Now, finally, the big man of UK R&B has graced his presence with the eight track set, released via BBC 1Xtra DJ Ace’s label Recordbox late last month.

After the introduction, a very familiar mist of afterhours sets the tone with Williams’ powerful vocal instrumental effortlessly piercing through the bed of feathery soundscapes, starting with the original version of ‘Come Over’. That misty and airy tones continue on all the way through with tracks, ‘He Ain’t Me’ and ‘All I Need’.

In just a few years, It has been great to witness such a journey where a upcoming homegrown talent, who (in my opinion) exceeded his mission on pushing REAL R&B to the forefront, to flourished into one of the most promising R&B powerhouses to excite, not just his UK hometown, but across the globe.

There’s nothing else left to say, a part from go check-him-out below:

Must Listens: Come Over, He Ain’t Me, All I Need

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New Track: Come Over – Ricardo Williams (ft. Teedra Moses)

It’s been a while since RICARDO WILLIAMS graced his powerhouse instrument on the blog –  but he’s now back in impeccable style with his first single of 2019, ‘Come Over’. Out today on all download/streaming sites, William’s latest offering serves as a teaser to his eagerly awaited EP ‘Intermission’.

Co-produced by Nayla ‘Sillkey’ Nyassa who has produced tracks for the likes of Craig David, Jacob Banks and Vanessa White, ‘Come Over’ will sure heighten the hype of his forthcoming EP as the smooth after hours joint features Grammy-nominated R&B queen Teedra Moses, who undeniably, gives the remix a new lease of life.

2018 was a big year for Williams with the release of new music to various live performances. This Included supporting Faith Evans on her UK tour and recently being signed to the label Recordbox spearheaded by BBC Radio (1Xtra) DJ ACE.

2019 has only just got into full swing but expect to see and hear so much more from the big man of R&B from here on out.

You know you want to…hit the play button on ‘Come Over’ below:

 

Song of the Day: He Ain’t Me (Remix) – Ricardo Williams (ft. Lioness)

RICARDO WILLIAMS returns with a big BANG with his second (remix) single ‘He Ain’t Me’, premiered on radio via DJ Ace on BBC 1Xtra.

Produced by Sillkey(Wiley, Jacob Banks, Vanessa White) the remix takes you through a journey of clever wordplay from the opening verse by Lioness through to the catchy and fun summer vibe of the track. This remix proves Ricardo’s versatility and truly displays him as arguably one of the brightest current R&B artists from the UK.

Talking about why he decided to do a remix, Ricardo says “I wanted to show a different side of me but also give people something they can dance to. Not to mention I’ve been a huge fan of Lioness for years and when I heard her DBT remix I knew instantly I had to get her on this track!”

The remix follows ‘He Ain’t Me’ and  Ricardo’s last single ‘Come Over’ which was featured as DJ Ace’s Track of The Week on BBC 1Xtra. He partnered with fellow R&B peers J Warner, Jordan King and Mark Asari for the remix which premiered on BBC 1Xtra. Support was also received from Manny Norte on Capital Xtra, The Beat London, Pulse88 Radio, Reprezent, Westside FM, Ronnie Herel and MiSoul radio.

2018 has already been a big year with the release of new music and various live performances, including supporting Faith Evans on her UK tour (London, Birmingham and Manchester)

Check out this powerhouse-on-the-rise; listen to the remixed version of ‘He Ain’t Me’.

New track: He Ain’t Me – Ricardo Williams

Produced by Sillkey (Wiley, Jacob Banks, Vanessa White) ‘He Ain’t Me’ takes you through a real journey with Ricardo’s mellifluous vocal. The peak is reached at the bridge where his effortless harmonies demand the attention of anyone who is listening. Sillkey’s contemporary beats balance perfectly with Ricardo’s naturally nostalgic vocal style and the song truly displays him as arguably one of the brightest current R&B artists from the UK.

Talking about the meaning behind the song, Ricardo says “I wanted to write a song specifically for the ladies. I’m not going to lie, women have it hard. A lot of the time it’s us men that do not make it easy, so I wanted to write something to remind women that there are good guys out there. I want women to know that they are special, beautiful, valued and more than enough, despite their past experiences and what they’ve been told or shown!”

‘He Ain’t Me’ follows Ricardo’s last single ‘Come Over’ which was featured as DJ Ace’s Track of The Week on BBC 1Xtra. He partnered with fellow R&B peers J Warner, Jordan King and Mark Asari for the remix which premiered on BBC 1Xtra. Support was also received from Manny Norte on Capital Xtra, The Beat London, Pulse88 Radio, Reprezent, Westside FM, Mi-Soul and more.

Overall 2018 is going to be a big year with the release of new music and performances as Ricardo looks forward to supporting Faith Evans on her upcoming London, Birmingham and Manchester tour dates on 20th-22nd July.

The big man is back with some serious force…check out ‘He Ain’t Me’.

New Track: Come Over (Remix) – Ricardo Williams (ft. J Warner, Jordan King & Mark Asari)

Following the release of single ‘Come Over’, RICARDO WILLIAMS joined forces with fellow UK RnB peers J Warner, Jordan King and Mark Asari for the remix of the single, premiered on DJ Ace’s ‘Everything RnB’ show on 1Xtra last week.

Speaking of his latest collaboration, the Birmingham belter singer says “I honestly feel like it’s such a great time for UK RnB right now with so many talented artists in our own backyard. This remix is for the culture. I am a big fan of the 3 of them and the fact that I got them all on the same song is crazy! But it just goes to show, RnB is back and definitely here to stay!”

2018 is going to be a non-stop year for Ricardo. ‘Come Over’ is the first release from his upcoming EP ‘Intermission’ set to be dropped later in the year. The year will also see him place an emphasis on spending as much time as possible doing what he loves; performing live. He will be supporting Faith Evans on her UK tour in April and he will be performing at DJ Ace’s RnB Showcase at Liverpool’s prestigious Sound City Festival in May.

This one comes HIGHLY recommended…check out ‘Come Over’ – the remix.