Song of the Day: Under The Influence – Mike Dignam

MIKE DIGNAM‘s latest single, ‘Under The Influence’, marks a soulful turn for the British songwriter, as well as his new role as producer. His soulful, gritty pop comes through the slick self-production, and further portrays the musician’s raw vulnerability and stellar vocal.

Speaking about the track, Mike says:

“Under The Influence” was entirely self-produced so I’m unbelievably proud of it. It’s the first record I’ve ever produced and I’ve since gone on to produce my entire album, which will be out early 2020.

Having been away for nearly 3 years now, it feels more important to me than anything I’ve put out so far, and definitely my best works to date. The song is about the idea of heartbreak having control over you, like alcohol or substance abuse, a drug and asking to be excused for out of character actions because this feeling has completely taken over.”

His hiatus didn’t do anything to dampen his fans love for the music, as demonstrated by the artist’s most recent gig in Manchester back in August, which sold out in less than two hours. Through this performance, he introduced his whole next album from start to finish for a captivated audience, and even treated them to a preview of a song from his third album. With such a show of support, a UK tour has since been announced culminated at Manchester’s Gorilla (500 capacity) on 30th November (see details below).


Upcoming November headline tour:

05/11 – Komedia Studio, Brighton

07/11 – Headrow House, Leeds

08/11 – The Cuban Embassy, Birmingham

27/11- Thousand Island, London

30/11 – Gorilla, Manchester

Ticket Link: https://lnkfi.re/mikedignamtour

Have a listen to ‘Under The Influence’ below…

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Song of the Day: Lost In My Dreams – Zab Samuels

‘Lost in my Dreams’ is the first single release taken from the highly anticipated debut album ‘Hope & Light’ from Deep Heads label boss, ZEB SAMUELS.

The track is drenched in delicate pads and low end that give the recording an abundance of warmth, where you’ll hear the Londoner switch from spoken word on the verses and then to singing the choruses. His talents for this offering are on full beam and a joy to immerse yourself in.

Zeb’s music has already been supported on BBC Radio 6 Music, Clash Magazine, XLR8R, Kid Fonque’s 5FM, by Belgium Tastemaker Lefto, Soulection Radio’s Joe Kay and as a producer he has worked with some of the most prestigious names in the music industry. As a label manager, he has released works from Ash Walker, Synkro, Djrum, Escapism Refuge, Lewis B, DFRNT, Congi, Geode, Versa & Rowl and Vivek.

Go on, relax on your Humpday for once and have a listen to ‘Lost In My Dreams’…

J. Kas Gets ‘Reckless’ In Brand New Visual

J. KAS returns from his second home – Portugal – and bounces right back with brand new video for latest track, ‘Reckless’, featuring Breana Marin.

Filmed in Portugal’s Coastal City, Porto J. KAS had the pleasure of performing at an event at ‘Hard Club’ venue.

The three-and-a-half minute Dreamlife production, features a host of Portuguese, including Salama from the UK spitter’s track and video ‘Madness’.

Hit the play button on ‘Reckless’ below…

C BOY Releases New Single ‘Off Di Light’ Alongside Impeccable Fashion Short

London based Nu-African artist C BOY drops off his brand new single ‘Off Di Light’, alongside short fashion film celebrating the true essence of black beauty through sound, movement and art.

C BOY’s passion for the arts and fashion tug at the heartstrings of Nu Africa in this new single. Premiered by Wonderland ‘Off Di Light’ is a smooth, indulgent track giving nods towards contemporary afro-swing but truly in a class of its own. The track and fashion short alike celebrate the beauty of black culture with C BOY opening the film with “Black is beautiful”. Black is forever”. It is truly a work of perfection while also paying homage to the world’s universal language and the art cemented into his roots, music.

With the short fashion film in collaboration with creative content agency THRDS who specialise in weaving digital content and subcultures together, the imagery is glossy, hypnotic and polished giving us a look at the scene through auburn-tinted lenses. The spellbinding film is a stunning execution of black beauty and Nu-Africa and an excellent representation of C BOY ’s musical trajectory.

Alongside his musical feats and interest in the arts, C BOY also runs his own independent brand TWALE Records which puts an emphasis on celebrating Nu-Africa. Twale Records pays tribute to its origins and hones-in on the beauty of life through fashion, music and movement while completely encapsulating creativity.

“In a time where their world was being turned upside down, music has served as an escape and form of communication/expression for early black communities. The ability of music to act as a binding factor provides all cultures with a strong sense of connectivity.”C BOY, Twale Records

This is a truly outstanding first release from C BOY and with a strong and solid team around him, an incredible eye for art and sound as well as unshakeable drive to create a life for his family – we can only dream of what’s to come next.

Check out the video for ‘Off Di Light’ below…

Song of the Day: No Regrets – Hayley Cassidy

Following on from the success of her debut album ‘Stripped’ in 2013 (featured three singles on BET International’s playlist) and a 5-year hiatus, HAYLEY CASSIDY released ‘Used to Be’ in January 2018, which instantly gained credibility as DJ Ace’s (BBC 1xtra) ‘Everything R&B Record of the Week’.

Fast-forward to 2019, the smooth songstress has been insanely busy working on a two-part EP entitled ‘The Low Key Effect,’ as well as recording a brand new album.

This year, the Londoner jumped into the lab with rising UK producer XVR BLCK to pen and create a melodically, heartfelt record with a heavy bass line, entitled ‘No Regrets.’

Hayley’s, caramel-like vocals relay a common situation of a past relationship being amazing while it lasted, but all good things come to an end. Life can’t be lived in reverse, however the good moments will always be cherished, with no hard feelings or no regrets.

Check out the video for Hayley’s ‘No Regrets’ below…