Song of the Day: U.F.O – Frazer

After dropping a snippet on Instagram that showed the making of his latest track ‘UFO’, the music world has come alive to revel in the producer-artist powers of FAZER.

Heading straight to the comments, some of the UK’s finest emcees including Octavian, Ghetts, LD, Frisco and Wretch 32 were quick to give their stamp of approval to the record and certify it as an icey cold joint, whilst others, including Bonkaz called for studio time ASAP, placing FAZER well and truly in the thick of the latest UK music wave.

Following a run of records that have seen him deliver creative, visionary music, something that he has always been famed for since his foundational N-Dubz days, ‘UFO’ is FAZER’s latest single. The trippy Trap instrumental lends on energetic grime flows and futuristic vibes that relate to the current sonics of current chart smashes yet it doesn’t get lost as it stands out from the crowd with its own style. Undoubtedly heating up to take the charts by storm alongside Dappy and Tulisa for the forthcoming N-Dubz releases, FAZER is working with no restraint as he takes his new music out of this world.

‘UFO’ is out now on all DSP’s. Check out the video release for the track on GRM Daily.

 

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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:

Song of the Day: Coming At Me – NUTTY P X SKRIPTURE

As one of the most prolific producers in UK urban music for the last 15 years, there is no doubt that NUTTY P’s distinctive sound has helped to shape the scene’s celebrated success of today.

His work, which has been influenced by hip-hop, rap, R&B and electronic music, has been responsible for hits from some of the most famed UK artists including Wretch 32, Krept & Konan, Professor Green, Ghetts and Sway, whilst his productions under the moniker Stinkahbell add further kudos to his talents in the form of remixes for Skepta, Jodie Connor, Busta Rhymes, Maverick Sabre, Taio Cruz and Cover Drive.

Working in the lab concocting his next array of revolutionary music, NUTTY P has once again been putting his wizardry to practise, this time completing his forthcoming album ‘Infrared’. The 8-track album is set to drop this Friday (29th March) and features a serious line-up of artists including the fiery Lady Lykez as well as SNE, Youngs Teflon, Paigey Cakey and Skripture for announcement record ‘Coming At Me’. Whilst yet to be released, the tracks have already built up some serious support and have been snapped up by the likes of Tottenham Hotspurs (to reveal Delle Alli’s new contract extension), England (to announce them qualifying for the Nations League), Chelsea FC (for their pre-match build up with Tottenham), Manchester United (for their pre-match Champions League build up), Adidas (advert), Soccer AM (showboat), Puma (advert) and even BBC1’s Silent Witness.

Alongside the announcement of the album release, NUTTY P treats us to the first instalment of fresh music in the form of ‘Coming At Me’ featuring Skripture, which was premiered with DJ Target on BBC Radio 1Xtra and added straight onto the huge ‘Grime Shutdown’ playlist at Spotify. Delivering an old skool R&G beat alongside the West London emcee who handles the hook and spits with galloping momentum over the verses, the track comes as a tasty warm up to the forthcoming energetic and ballsy single ‘Who The Hell’ featuring Lady Lykez.

With a ravenous drive that keeps him constantly creating innovative music, placing him consistently in the thick of the scene, Nutty P announces ‘Infrared’ – 8 tracks of genuine, dynamic, spirited and undiluted UK sounds that are being called for right now.

Check out the video below…

Upcoming Release: Hiding Away – Stephanie Sounds (ft. Rick Leon James)

East London songbird STEPHANIE SOUNDS gets geared up for the release of her forthcoming single, ‘Hiding Away’, the second offering from her well-received debut album, ‘Much Better’, released last October.

Showcasing on-point harmonies, blissfully backed by delicate guitar plucks, which gives off a rich folklore/worldly affair, ‘Hiding Away’ is definitely an anthem for anyone who’s been hurt and betrayed by close friends – but through the journey of self-healing – the experience will make you a stronger person. Bass player Rick Leon James – who has worked with musical heavyweights such as Tinie Tempah and Wretch 32 – injects a real gutsy funk to the bass line.

As well as a vocal phenomenon on stage, Stephanie is also an up and coming fashion designer

As well as providing backing vocals for some of the world’s leading artists, including Celine Dion, Will Young, Jessie J, Blur, Florence and The Machine, Kasabian, Daniel Bedingfield, Natasha Bedingfield, Lemar, Jamelia, Westlife and McFly, STEPHANIE SOUNDS is also a promising designer who has launched her label, So London Boutique 

The clothing line is gaining attention from people across the globe through blogs, social media and big stages at festivals. Her edgy and trendy designs, brought to life by African prints, are frequently requested by other artists and creatives for their events and performances.

‘Hiding Away’ will be available on all major digital/download sites from 17th August. Check it out below:

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New Music Video: Unknown – Pluto Lèbon

​Introducing exciting new British talent, London singer and songwriter PLUTO LÈBON, with her brand new single ‘Unknown’, accompanied with a gripping and thought-provoking music video. Produced by Ezzrah (Skepta, JME, Terri Walker) and Ayobeatz (Wretch 32, Alexandra Burke, Chip, Wiley), ‘Unknown’ is taken from PLUTO LÈBON’s forthcoming debut EP ‘Atlantis’, set for release this summer.

Directed by Ash Riley and TGD (Da Beatfreakz, Loick Essien, Rough Copy), the black and white visuals for ‘Unknown’, and the vastly deserted location the video is filmed in, create quite the dark and pensive backdrop, which brings the record and its emotions to life. Additional themes of death, religion, famine, and migration, also run through the music video, causing the viewer to further reflect on Pluto’s message.

Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Unknown’, Lèbon says, “I wrote this song from a place of real uncertainty, where I just wanted answers for things happening around me, but it can also mean different things for the listener. We’re all searching for our own truths and answers. Whatever the question is, I hope this song can spur listeners into actively seeking the answers we need”.

Check out the video for ‘Unknown’.