Song of the Day: How The Hell You Make A Man? – Scooby Jones

SCOOBY JONES‘ debut single, ‘How The Hell You Make A Man’ stops you in your tracks. It’s like hearing Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’ or Ben Pearce’s ‘What I Might Do’, Drake’s ‘Passion Fruit’ or some other blissful earworm you just knew was an instant classic able to stand the test of time which you would be playing on repeat for years to come, with no fear of growing tired of it.

Described on the YouTube video in hashtag speak as #Ibiza #Poolside #House you quickly get the vibe we’re heading for, but this does also bare the hallmarks of a deeper, hugely intelligent artist at work. The lyricism and wit of Sleaford Mods comes to mind, and there is that dash of British punk about Scooby’s swagger, but essentially this purest of soul voices able to see with his voice what you’d only imagine Stevie Wonder sees with his inner vision is just a thing to behold, whilst his co-conspirator, producer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Jones (Kelly Rowland, Tinie Tempah, Lalah Hathaway) locks us into a heavy groove.

What’s very exciting is Scooby Jones is just a man. A very talented one, nonetheless who is currently working on a solo album which promises even more. Based in South London and perhaps a tad familiar to some having been around the music ether for the past decade popping up on funk tracks featured on 6 Music and Radio 2 due to his insane vocal abilities and lovable nice guy personality, working behind the scenes as a songwriter with artists such as Swedish House Mafia, Artful Dodger and Chaz Jankel (Ian Dury and The Blockheads) and also touring alongside the likes of Black Eyed Peas, Ice-T, Ed Sheeran and Alexander O’Neal.

A stalwart of the London live music scene since 2008 as curator/host of one of London’s most beloved ‘open mic/jam nights’, where only the best of the best would generally make their way to the stage. Scooby now divides his time between making music and directing music videos, including the video for this momentous debut single ‘How The Hell You Make A Man?’ which is out now with various remixes due for release throughout spring/summer 2021.

Song of the Day: Slide With Me – B.Rob

As the BBQ season is rapidly coming up, I thought I slip through this laid-back, summer-ready banger, ‘Slide With Me’ by Canadian singer-songwriter/rapper B.ROB.

Featuring a melodic harp working in harmony with the 90s-inspired R&B sample, the single captures the fun and vibrancy that the hot season brings – but until then, why not check out the official video for the single below…oh, and don’t forget to add this sizzler to your playlist for those summer party nights.

Song of the Day: Vibration – DJ Paleface (ft. Kai Gama)

Poet/MC KAI GAMA, one half of the electro hip-hop group, The Insonmiax delivers a powerful poetic performance on an Ahmed Jamal/ De-La Soul inspired future bass/ UKG instrumental courtesy of DJ PALEFACE.

Over the years DJ Paleface has released singles such as ‘Fall Outta Love’ and ‘Stormy Weather’ and earned producer/songwriting credits for the likes of Kyla, Drake, Crazy Cousinz, Sweetie Irie, Wiley, Maxwell D and Major Ace. His most recent release ‘785 Girl’ featuring Marvin Ambrosius, kicked off the summer season and garnered huge support from MistaJam on BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems, Billy Da Kid and Shortee Blitz on KISS FM and Rampage at BBC 1Xtra. Quickly following up with ‘Vibration’, DJ Paleface’s latest productions showcase his wealth of experience as a bass production master.

Vibration is out now via Northern Line Records on all platforms. Check it out below…

Aleisha Lee Drops Track ‘Dámelo’ Today!

Straight from the booth, BBC 1Xtra/BBC Radio 1/Capital Xtra-approved singer/songwriter, ALEISHA LEE slams down a gutsy dance/Latin-esque number titled ‘Dámelo’, released today on her label IDWIW Records.

‘Dámelo’ follows the East Londoner’s firey UKG joint, ‘Pick Up Your Foot And Pop That Smoke’ – a mashup of Aleisha’s collab single with Footsteps, ‘Pick Up Your Foot’ and Pop Smoke’s ‘Welcome To The Party’.

Check out for brand new offering below…

Oxlade Shares New Track ‘DKT’

Following his feature on Skip Marley’s single, ‘Slow Down’, alongside Davido and H.E.R, rising Afropop star OXLADE slams down his brand new summer ready joint, ‘DKT (Dis Kind Thing)’. Intricately layered with Afrobeats and soulful R&B, the Spax-produced track is topped off by Nigerian-born Oxlade’s distinctively soulful vocals.

‘DKT’ follows his critically acclaimed EP ‘Oxygene’ which generated over 25 million streams across all platforms since its release back in March of this year.

Check out ‘DKT’ below…