New Track: Prayers For Life – Ironik (ft. K Koke)

Producer, DJ and Rapper, IRONIK links up with one of the UK’s biggest Rap exports, K Koke for new single ‘Prayers For Life’.

The collaboration comes as no surprise as IRONIK has been dropping impressive music featuring the cream of UK talent throughout his career including records with Skepta, Chip, Wiley, Wretch 32 and most recently with JME, Fekky and even went Stateside with Snoop Dogg for 2017 release ‘Tuff’.

Produced by Lizzy Beats, ‘Prayers For Life’ is an honest lyrical insight to both rappers journeys. With a retrospective narrative, the pair delve into the blessings, mistakes and hardships that they’ve encountered and how it’s shaped them and their lives. With the sleek visuals set in a church, the cutaways to balaclava clad women and dark close ups of onlookers represent the elements of hardship and hope that are explored in the record.

Whilst IRONIK has a lengthy list of musical achievements as an artist that include a number five official chart position, a top five single, a top ten single, a top ten album and over a million record sales, he is also a hugely successful international DJ that has regular stints in clubbing capitals such as Dubai, Japan and all across Europe. His producer credits include tracks for Tinie Tempah, Chip & Wiley

Premiered on Tim Westwood’s Capital Xtra show, ‘Prayers For Life’ is out now on all DSP’s. Check out the video for the track below:

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New Track: Maytrix – Maydien

Combining hip-hop, neo-soul and future beats to make a fresh new hybrid soundscape, MAYDIEN  first joined the Roche Musique roster in 2017 with his first EP ‘Tea and Loveseats’. Now he’s back with a brand new track ‘Maytrix’, taken from his forthcoming EP baring the name same – due for release on 12th April 2019.

Having supported the likes of Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Snoop Dogg and Anderson. Paak, MAYDIEN has gained support from the likes of BBC Radio 1Xtra, Soulection, HYPEBEAST, Crack Magazine & Mass Appeal.

This guy is effortlessly fly – CHECK-HIM-OUT BELOW:

Mixtape Review: Hypebeast (Just Do It) – Various Artists

Are you in the mood for some Big Sean, Snoop Dogg or Jadakiss? Well Galafati Music Group has once again hooked up with Conradz Productionz for the 16-track mixtape titled ‘Hypebeast (Just Do It)’. Showcasing the slickest beats around from hip-hop staples, there are some promising come-ups (including Galafati himself) that add extra lick into the mammoth production.

So serious hip-hop heads: I urge you to head right here and download your copy for FREE. Enjoy!

New Track: Stay Woke – Maj

From the streets of South London, MAJ released his new record ’Stay Woke’ via his own independent label Sound Familiar.

Coining the popular phrase ’Stay Woke’ for his new single, MAJ sends out words of warning as he delves into certain ordeals that men, women, couples and friends are faced with in today’s society. With an uplifting melodic rap style of UK hip-hop, he sends the message to stay woke and not be manipulated into believing the falsities that surround us daily.

Having previously been nominated for an Unsigned Music Award and landing a sync deal with MTV, MAJ has been perfecting his craft from a young age. Turning his talents to education by completing a National Diploma in Music Technology, the rapper also took major influence from Hip-Hop greats such as Bone Thugs N Harmony, Snoop Dogg, Biggie Smalls, evident in his storytelling and rap approach.

Now on his path to create his own music and release it independently, MAJ delivers his first release ’Stay Woke’. check out the video below….

Song of the Day: When You Feel What Love Has – Lenny Fontana (ft. D-Train)

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DJ and producer LENNY FONTANA and Brooklyn singer James ‘D-TRAIN’ Williams , have joined forces to create a classic New York dance-floor hit with crisp beats and infectious melodies wrapped around a vocal that could only ever be recognised as the power-tones of James himself.

D-TRAIN is famous for eighties electrofunk hits such as You’re the One for Me and  has toured with an extensive list of renowned musicians including Shania Twain, Steve Winwood, Sheila E, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Jay Z, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Garth Brooks, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Hudson, Patti Austin and Earth Wind And Fire.

Meanwhile, LENNY FONTANA is known primarily for forging the hit 1999 single What You Need with Duane Harden as part of the duo Powerhouse and Chocolate Sensation. Fontana has worked alongside artists from Norma Jean from Chic, Crystal Waters and Byron Stingly from Ten City and runs his own record label Karmic Power Records.

D-TRAIN now lives in Brooklyn and regularly practices martial arts, yoga and meditation; whilst LENNY FONTANA is busy running his own label (under which this track is produced), as well as being an avid collector of toy trains. Both have scored number one hits and appeared on Top of the Pops.

Since its release earlier this month, When You Feel What Love Has has already achieved over 111k plays on Soundcloud and is set to be a dancefloor hit this summer. Five mixes and a music video are in the pipeline…look out for that..but for now, have a listen to this instant favourite.