Tuesday, January 29, 2008
LEWIS' NEW SINGLE ANNOUNCED
It has been confirmed that Leona Lewis’ next single is a double A-side of “Footprints in the Sand” and the Andrea Martin penned “Better in Time”, produced by Johnathan “J.R.” Rotem. The melodious new tracks will be released digitally on 9th March and physically just a day later, hitting the shelves on 10th March in the UK.
Posted at 09:12 pm by mokhal
Up and coming Mercury/Island Def Jam recording group Velvet Angels have a song entitled "Curl My Toes" on their official MySpace profile, and the track in question was initially recorded by The Pussycat Dolls, but didn't end up on the final cut of their platinum selling debut album "PCD".
Damon Sharpe (Anastacia, Jennifer Lopez) and Alex Cantrall (Joanna "Jojo" Levesque, Ashley Parker Angel) co-wrote the joint, whilst Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Samantha Jade, Kasey Butler) produced it.
[Visit] Velvet Angels @ MySpace
Posted at 07:24 pm by mokhal
LEWIS SETS DATE FOR U.S. DEBUT ALBUM
British songstress Leona Lewis will release the U.S. version of her smash selling debut album "Spirit" on 8th April via J/Syco Music. The set will be preceded by lead single "Bleeding Love", co-written by Jesse McCartney and produced by Ryan "Alias" Tedder.
The rejuvinated set will feature 2 new tracks: the Allaune "Akon" Thiam produced "Forgive Me" and "Misses Glass", written and produced by Mad Scientist & Rock City.
Among the additional producer/songwriter collaborators on "Spirit" are Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez), Andrea Martin (Blu Cantrell, Toni Braxton), Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Celine Dion), Josh Alexander (Katharine McPhee, Linda Kiraly), Max Martin (Kelis, Avril Lavigne), Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald (Kelly Clarkson, Jeannie Ortega), Johnta Austin (Fantasia Barrino, Jordin Sparks), Eric Hudson (Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson), Alonzo "Novel" Stevenson (Alicia Keys, Esmee Denters), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Christina Milian, Paula DeAnda) and Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson).
Posted at 01:26 am by mokhal
Monday, January 28, 2008
ERYKAH BADU - HONEY [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Erykah Badu’s new single “Honey”, directed by Chris Robinson. The 9th Wonder produced track is also the lead joint from her upcoming album, “Nu AmErykah”, due 26th February via Motown Records.
[Watch] Erykah Badu - Honey
Posted at 07:55 pm by mokhal
ATOMIC KITTEN - ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Atomic Kitten's new single "Anyone Who Had a Heart", but don't get too excited cuz they are not re-uniting!!!
[Watch] Atomic Kitten - Anyone Who Had a Heart
Believe it or not, but I still listen to their albums ("Right Now", "Feels So Good", "Ladies Night"), and if I could make a compilation, these songs would be on top of my playlist:
Atomic Kitten – Hamada's Compilation:
- You Are: produced by Steve Mac.
- It's Ok: produced by Stargate.
- Be With You: produced by Ash Howes & Martin Harrington.
- Love Won't Wait: produced by Rob Davis.
- Don't Go Breaking My Heart: produced by Ash Howes & Martin Harrington.
- The Last Goodbye: produced by Stargate.
- If You Come To Me: produced by Richard "Biff" Stannard & Julian Gallagher.
- Love Doesn't Have To Hurt: co-written by Billy Steinberg / produced by Bill Padley & Jem Godfrey.
- Believer: co-written by Billy Steinberg / produced by Rick Nowels, Ash Howes & Martin Harrington.
- Everything Goes Around: produced by Ash Howes & Martin Harrington.
- Nothing In The World: co-written by Karen Poole / produced by Steve Robson.
- No One Loves You (Like I Love You): produced by Andy McCluskey & Stewart Kershaw.
- Always Be My Baby: co-written by Gary Barlow / produced by The True North Music Company.
- Never Get Over You: produced by Ash Howes & Martin Harrington.
- Someone Like Me: produced by Ciaron Bell.
Posted at 07:02 pm by mokhal
NATASHA BEDINGFIELD - POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE [TRACKLIST + CREDITS]
Pop songstress Natasha Bedingfield released her U.S. sophomore album, "Pocketful of Sunshine", on 22nd January via Epic/Sony. The set was preceded by the Ryan "Alias" Tedder produced "Love Like This" featuring Sean Kingston, which was initially offered to Geffen recording artist Mary J. Blige.
Other musicians backing Bedingfield on "Pocketful of Sunshine" include Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Nate "Danja" Hills (Katharine McPhee, Nelly Furtado), Dernst Emile (Rihanna, Wynter Gordon), Cristyle Johnson (Jennifer Lopez, Esmee Denters), Johnathan "J.R." Rotem (Robyn Janelle, Lyrica Anderson), John Shanks (Alanis Morrisette, Michelle Branch), Toby Gad (Fergie, The Veronicas), Steve Kipner (Kelly Rowland, Delta Goodrem), Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Gwen Stefani) and Greg Kurstin (Jessica Simpson, Kylie Minogue).
Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine (Tracklist + Credits):
1. Put Your Arms Around Me: produced by Andrew Frampton, Steve Kipner, Wayne Wilkins.
2. Pocketful of Sunshine: co-written by Danielle Brisebois / produced by John Shanks.
3. Happy: produced by Toby Gad.
4. Love Like This: co-written by The Runaways / produced by Ryan "Alias" Tedder.
5. Piece of Your Heart: co-written by Danielle Brisebois / produced by Jonathan "J.R." Rotem.
6. Soulmate: produced by Patrick Leonard.
7. Say It Again: produced by Mike Elizondo.
8. Angel: co-written by Cristyle Johnson / produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins & Dernst Emile.
9. Backyard: produced by Greg Kurstin.
10. Freckles: produced by Toby Gad.
11. Who Knows: produced by Mike Elizondo.
12. Pirate Bones: produced by Andrew Frampton, Steve Kipner, Wayne Wilkins.
13. Not Givin' Up: co-written by Steve Kipner / produced by Nate "Danja" Hills.
Posted at 06:27 pm by mokhal
Sunday, January 27, 2008
[RANDOM ALBUM REVIEW] MICHELLE BRANCH - THE SPIRIT ROOM
- All You Wanted: written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
- Everything: co-written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
- Drop in The Ocean: co-written by Jennifer Hagio / produced by John Shanks.
- Goodbye to You: written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
- Here with Me: co-written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
- If Only She Knew: written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
- Sweet Misery: written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
- You Get Me: co-written by Shelly Peiken / produced by John Shanks.
- You Set Me Free: co-written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
- Something To Sleep To: co-written by Jennifer Hagio / produced by John Shanks.
- I’d Rather Be in Love: written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
Verdict: I’ve always been a fan of Branch’s ever since she came out with “Everything”, but unfortunately wasn’t really encouraged to buy any of her albums until recently, and I’m so glad I did! “The Spirit Room” is an extreme delight from beginning to end as she’s a wonderful singer/songwriter, whilst John Shanks is an amazing producer. The biggest proof to my notion is that this album is still enjoyable despite being released 7 years ago – (4/5).
Posted at 06:30 pm by mokhal
BUTLER POSTS NEW SONG @ MYSPACE
Blackground/Universal recording artist Kasey Butler posted a new song on her official MySpace profile entitled “Beautiful Goodbye”, produced by Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Samantha Jade, Ashley Parker Angel). The track was initially recorded by Brownstone member Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell, and you can hear the original version on MySpace as well.
[Visit] Kasey Butler @ MySpace
[Visit] Charmayne "Maxee" Maxwell @ MySpace
Posted at 06:21 pm by mokhal
JANET JACKSON - DISCIPLINE [OFFICIAL TRACKLIST]
As previously reported, Janet Jackson will release "Discipline" – her first album with Island/Def Jam – on 26th February. The set will be preceded by lead single "Feedback", produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston) and Dernst Emile (Mary J. Blige, Wynter Gordon).
"Discipline" sports additional alliances from Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys, Chante Moore), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger), Johnta Austin (Leona Lewis, Jessica Simpson), Cristyle Johnson (Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez), Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Rihanna, Britney Spears), Terius "Dream" Nash (Lucy Walsh, Karina Pasian) and Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Kelly Rowland, Claudette Ortiz).
Janet Jackson – Discipline (Official Tracklist):
- Bathroom Break
- Rock With U
- Can't B Good
- 4 Words
- Never Letchu Go
- Truth Or Dare
- Greatest X
- Good Morning Janet
- So Much Betta
- Play Selection
- The 1
- What's Ur Name
- The Meaning
Posted at 01:22 am by mokhal
ISMAJLI POSTS NEW SONG @ MYSPACE
Albanian born songstress Genta Ismajli posted a new song on her official MySpace profile entitled "Intoxicated", so make sure you check it out! Her as-yet untitled English debut album is coming out this year, and among the musicians expected on the set are Kara Dioguardi (Ashlee Simpson, Paris Hilton), Jimmy Harry (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson), Corte Ellis (Katharine McPhee, Fantasia Barrino), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield) and Evan "Kidd" Bogart (Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Walsh).
[Visit] Genta Ismajli @ MySpace
Posted at 01:02 am by mokhal
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