New Music Video: Oxygen – Nicky Davey

Nicky Davey Oxygen

Nick Green and Dave Rosser officially formed the soulful project NICKY DAVEY in 2011. They started out just making records together under various aliases until they carved a sound they could truly call their own.

Constantly striving to reinvent the modern pop song, they were given the opportunity to work closely with Odd Future affiliates, The Internet. Lead Singer Nick Green’s vocal production on The Internet’s Ego Death helped earn it a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Back in February, Nicky Davey were the only duo unsigned to a major label to be featured on the NOW 57 compilation.

Oxygen is an infectious and sensual slow jam layered with Nick Green’s soulful vocals. Written with long time collaborator and friend Syd Tha Kyd (The Internet) the song is about the first stages of love, Nick adds: ‘I wanted to be honest to myself and others about the way I felt. I feel like as songwriters we all write songs in some shape or form about our love interest/inspiration’. Directed by Dan Stowell and Rich Yodsukar, the black-and-white visuals emphasize the raw feel of the song.

Oxygen is the first single taken from their upcoming album XXX set to be released later this year.

 

Upcoming Release: Have Mercy (The 83rd Remix) – The 83rd

Have Mercy The 83th

Brooklyn-based record producer THE 83rd gets ready to drop a stirring remix of Eryn Allen Kanes soulful yet minimalist track Have Mercy next month.

The rework opens with beautifully layered vocals which echo hauntingly into the resonant soundscapes and as with the original track,  Eryn’s soulful vocals take centre stage. In its focused minimalism it drips with sonic emotion, bringing a new depth to an already striking track.

The accomplished producer, real name Will McNair, has produced for Cheryl Cole as well as produced, engineered and mixed Angel Haze’s hugely influential New York’ which received praise from  The Guardian, Pitchfork, and VICE. He has been commissioned to make remixes for Missy Elliott and Mariah Carey, whilst his rework of Tinashe’s ‘Boss’ featured on a collaborative remix EP with Giraffage and Ryan Hemsworth.

As one half of electronic production duo Chopstix with Ski Beatz, who has worked with international stars including hip-hop heavyweights Mos Def, Wiz Khalifa and Jay Z, THE 83rd has also produced and remixed tracks by Nicole Wray, Cam’ron and Locksmith.

The remix Eryn’s Have Mercy is out on 12th February….for now, have a sample – it would be a crying shame to pass up on this epic track!

Song of the Day: Kemosabe – NoMBe

NowMbe

Having previously scored success with California Girls, which stole the #1 spot on both the Spotify US Viral Top 50 and the Hype Machine popular chart, NoMBe dropped another avant-garde single Kemosabe released late last month.

Featuring dreamy soundscapes with NoMBE‘s bluesy and sultry vocals, the three-minute Nu-Soul banger is set to continue the much deserved hype as it already seen support from SPIN, Hypetrak and Wonderland, as well as peaking at #2 on the Hype Machine.

Hailing from Heidelberg in Germany, 23-year old Noah McBeth relocated to L.A in 2013 and has since taken the scene by storm, turning his hand to producing a number of up-and-coming artists alongside working on his own signature sound.

Come on, experience the future of soul music and listen to Kemosabe.