Song of the Day: All Your Lovin’ – Nigel Hinds (ft. Zara Sykes

Birmingham (UK) native singer NIGEL HINDS’ single ‘All Your Lovin’’ evokes all those bedtime thoughts for a love interest, over a sensuous soulful groove provided by producer Xtof .The single features a dynamic feature from fellow Birmingham native, rapper Zara Sykes who brings a hip hop flare, reiterating Nigel’s steamy sentiments.

‘All Your Lovin” is taking from Xtof’s Mixtape ‘Damian’, released in June and follows previous track “Ghostin’, which has generated over 50,000 streams on Spotify and received firm support from radio stations across the globe.

Over the past few years, Nigel has been pushing out a string of fresh spins of 90s/noughties soul R&B with Xtof via his label SmokingsForCoolPeople; ‘All Your Lovin’ along with Damian Mixtape cements their burgeoning collaboration.

Singing from the young age of five, Nigel always enjoyed singing and listening to different types of music although his main styles are Gospel, Soul and R&B. He has also been a supporting act for Lemar, Jagged Edge and Basement Jaxx to name a few.

In 2014, Nigel released his debut EP entitled ‘Gotta Get Away’. His smooth falsetto throughout the six track set, demonstrated his prowess as a creditable R&B singer in the UK music scene.

Nigel is currently performing regularly at top music venues around the United Kingdom with Sing Baby Sing, a vocal tribute group to the Stylistics

Rapping/singing since the age of just ten, Zara has worked with Grammy nominated producer, formerly known as Ecks music, as well as collaborating with various artists including KID the Artist, Raju, Cassie Rowe, Soundmasters, Redstarr and Superbamz. She also supported Jay Z & Kanye West’s Watch the Throne (Birmingham LG Arena) Tour in 2012.

In 2014 Zara Sykes received her first official award ‘Inspiring Entertainment & Achievement Award’ by Be Inspired Youth Award in association with Somewhereto and AJN’s Annual Gala.

Her latest single, ‘Excuse Me’, also taking from Xtof’s Mixtape ‘Damian’, was supported by Jacqueline Shepherd on BBC London’s The Scene.

‘All Your Lovin” is now available across various music platforms. Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Excuse Me – Zara Sykes (ft. Xtof)

With a sound that looks to pay homage to the smooth and romantic sound of 80s era R&B, emerging artist ZARA SYKES has shared her latest heartfelt swoon ‘Excuse Me’, featuring producer XTOF.

Lifted from XTOF’s latest compilation album ‘Damian’, ‘Excuse Me’ perfectly encapsulates the warm and breezy textures, elevated by Skyes’ stellar vocal performance.

Speaking about the release, “This track is an ode to and paying homage to Zapp and Roger’s ‘Computer Love’. Both of us are children of the 80s who grew up listening to songs such as this along with the 90s R&B and hip-hop. We wanted to take a track like ‘Computer Love’ with all its technological prowess for its time, and to put a contemporary feel to it.”

Rapping/singing since the age of just ten, Zara has worked with Grammy nominated producer formerly  known as Ecks music and has worked with various artists including  KID the Artist, Raju, Cassie Rowe, Soundmasters, Redstarr and Superbamz. She also supported Jay Z & Kanye West’s Watch the Throne (Birmingham LG Arena) Tour in 2012.

In 2014 Zara Sykes received her first official award ‘Inspiring Entertainment & Achievement  Award’ by Be Inspired Youth Award in association with Somewhereto and  AJN’s Annual Gala.

After cutting demo tracks which were used by likes of R&B group Immature, Xtof – real name Christof Jennings – started his indie label SMOKINGSFORCOOLPEOPLE this year, where he released first single ‘Excuse Me’ and his first compilation album release, ‘Damian’ this summer. Have a listen to the epic track below…

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