Friday, 29 June 2012

New music: GEORGE MICHAEL - White Light

Nearly 8 years since his last full studio album 'Patience', (and launched 30 years to the day that his first ever single 'Wham Rap' was released) GEORGE MICHAEL is back with this brand new composition.

The dance-floor friendly track draws inspiration from his recent illness that brought the near death experience the deeply personal lyrics refer to. 

He also indirectly thanks his fans for their prayers during the time of his hospitalization.

A video for the song is due imminently, shot in Docklands and featuring Kate Moss.

The single is due for release on August 12th

Thursday, 28 June 2012

New video: Redlight - Lost In Your Love

If your like your dance music with a retro feel, 90's piano house style, you've come to the right place.
The new track from DJ/Producer REDLIGHT ticks all the boxes and the video has just arrived.
Featured vocals come from the talented TRICTY and MISS BABY SOL (who co-wrote the track) and the clip is completed with a Bond movie-esque silhouette dance routine from 'Waacker' MISS ELEANOR.
'Lost In Your Love' is released on August 5th

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

New video: LANA DEL RAY - National Anthem

Lana Del Ray is back with the 4th official release from 'Born To Die' and an epic video to accompany the track. The nearly 8 minute short film is directed by Anthony Mandler  stars Lana and rapper A$AP Rocky as a Bobby & Jackie Kennedy style couple who's fate ultimately ends the same way.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Review: Dionne Reid – Smile EP & launch night

It seems like it's been a long time coming but the new EP from London vocalist Dionne Reid has finally arrived and as the title suggests, it really has made us SMILE.

Dionne's music is a mix of classic & modern soul with elements of reggae, dancehall & lovers rock and she sites Lauryn Hill as her main inspiration to make music. She's probably best know to date for the track 'Daddy Dear' which gained plays on Radio 1 & 1 Xtra last year, as well as a live performance on the BBC's Glastonbury TV coverage.

The arrival of the EP was celebrated and officially launched with a performance at Something For Sunday (, the fortnightly music and comedy night held in East London, where Dionne regular performs.  

With musical support on the night from the fabulous Ella Chi and the laughs provide by KG Tha Comedian, it wasn't long before Dionne took to the stage.

Although in the company of many friends and musical peers, she was still a little nervous as she arrived in front of the capacity crowd, but the nerves soon washed away as she performed a mash-up of Gnarls Barkley's Smiley Faces and the EP's first track, the appropriate titled 'Here I Come' (which references the Barrington Levy classic of the same name).

Dionne seems very at home on stage, as well as being blessed with a beautiful voice, she has a good manner with the audience and her stage banter is genuine & naturally funny too.

Next in the set was 'Champion' (a reworking of the Chipmunk/Chris Brown hit), which was
followed by the beautiful and touching 'Angel' a song dedicated to her late Grandmother. Then came the only non-EP track of the night 'She Can't'

A live version of the EP's title track was next, S.M.I.L.E (which incidentally stands for See Meaning In Life's Experiences) brought a tear to the singer's eye and even choked her on the last note, but this did not stop the entire audience giving her a standing ovation.

Almost at the end of the show, we were presented with the EP's final track Back-Up which was given an almost latin flavoured treatment and Dionne's impromptu (but not totally serious) dance routine *the robot moves were the best.

The crowd wanted more and were still waiting to hear 'Daddy Dear'. They were not disappointed when Dionne rewarded them a faultless version of the song that had the entire audience providing backing vocals and brought us to the end of the night.

Later I listened to the EP in full. Having already heard the songs live the studio versions were as good if not better. The EP is also cleverly interspersed with short interludes, including a lovely snippet of children describing what a smile means to them as well as a cameo appreance from the legend that is 'Papa' Reid.

As a whole, the EP is just a strong and coherent as many full length major label albums out there today and comes thoroughly recommended, especially if you like the sound of what you've heard so far.

Below is just a short snippet of 'Here I Come' but for more information on Dionne or the EP, please visit

Review: KAI - A Taste Of Me E.P

West Londoner Kai has previously worked with new artist Zalon Thompson, (Amy Winehouse‘s backing vocalist and platinum-selling songwriter) as well as MOBO Award winner, Jai Amore.

Her new EP does exactly what it says on the tin and brings us 6 tracks, a unique brand of pop/dance with a hint of R&B highlighting just a taste of what we can expect from Kai.

Kicking off with the acapella intro title track, Kai launches into a selection of uptempo dancefloor friendly tracks, best of which for me include 'Love Is Burning', 'Perfect Talent' and the first single 'Flirt', the video (see below) has already recieved plays on KissTV.

Kai clearly has a strong commercial musical sesibility and it will be interesting to hear what she has in store for us in the future.  

If you like what you hear the EP is available now, visit her website for more information

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

New video: Love Raychel Music - Right On Time

New UK pop/dance artist LoveRaychelMusic prepares for the imminent release of her Right On Time EP with this video of the title track.

Having worked already with the likes of Leona Lewis, Joe McElderry, Olly Murs and also supporting Amy Winehouse’s newest signing Zalon, Raychel is about to unleash her sound on the world.

For more info visit

And follow @LoveRaychel on Twitter

Monday, 18 June 2012

Cleo Sol: Caught live and 'Never The Right Time' video

To mark the launch of her major label debut single 'Never The Right Time (Who Do Yo Love)' and the release of it's video, Cleo Sol performed an exclusive set at Notting Hill's famous club night, YoYo.
Cleo was raised just up the road in Ladbroke Grove by musical parents and has settled on a sound that reflects her unique heritage (her mother is half Serbian, half Spanish and her father is Jamaican). Having already worked with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 & Bashy, she is already one of the best known artists on the London live music scene.
Arriving on stage at the Notting Hill Arts Club in front of a packed capacity crowd, which included many big music industry faces, and looking stunning in a pink oriental style dress with a modern twist (as well as some VERY high heels), Cleo launched into her set with a cover of the Bacarach & David classic 'Walk On By'. Visible taken aback by the size of the audience that had turned out just to see her, she continued with several of her own compositition including fan favourites 'Call For Me' & 'Free My Mind'.

A superb cover of Frank Ocean's Thinking About You which had the whole crowd singing along, call & response style.

This was followed by her previous single, the ska influence summer anthem from last year, 'High'.

Cleo rounded off her set with a new song (to me anyway), the very funky 'Did I Tell You' and finally we were treated to a live performance of 'Never The Right Time'.The song, produced by Davinche samples The Isley Brothers classic ‘Work To Do’ which gives the track it’s funky 70’s feel & the live version had the same vibe.

The hot video (which you can see below) features Cleo in a variety of styles referencing some of her musical inspirations.

Never The Right Time is officially released on July 2nd through Island Records.

Visit her website and follow @CleoSol on Twitter

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