Thursday, April 17, 2008
SOLANGE POSTS SOULPOWER PRODUCED JOINT @ MYSPACE
Singer/songwriter Solange Knowles posted a new song on her official MySpace profile entitled "Sandcastle Disco", so make sure you check it out! The track was produced by Danish production duo Soulshock & Karlin - best known for their work with Keyshia Cole ("Fallin' Out"), Kelly Rowland ("Still in Love with my Ex"), Fantasia Barrino ("Truth Is"), and Destiny's Child ("Dance with Me").
Knowles' forthcoming sophomore album, "Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams", is due on 26th August via Geffen Records. The set will be preceded by lead single "I Decided", which was co-written and produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Kelis, Toni Braxton).
Other musicians backing Solange on "Sol-Angel" are Jack Splash (Jennifer Hudson, Estelle Swaray), Thomas "Cee-Lo" Callaway (Amerie, Faith Evans), Marsha Ambrosius (Alicia Keys, Jazmine Sullivan), Mark Ronson (Nikka Costa, Amy Winehouse), Pharrell Williams and Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean (Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey).
[Visit] Solange Knowles @ MySpace
Posted at 05:35 pm by mokhal
HUDSON PLOTS SEPTEMBER RELEASE FOR DEBUT ALBUM
It has been confirmed that singer/actress Jennifer Hudson will release her highly anticipated debut album on 1st September via Arista Records.
The as-yet untitled set is expected to boast collaborations with Cristyle “The Ink” Johnson (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey), Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson (Esmee Denters, Joss Stone), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Fantasia Barrino, Britney Spears), Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Angie Stone, Mariah Carey), Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Toni Braxton, Keri Hilson), Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Nelly Furtado, Paula DeAnda), Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Rihanna, Christina Milian), and Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland).
As previously reported, the “Dreamgirls” star is also appearing on the motion picture soundtrack “Sex & City” - due 27th May via New Line Records - with the track “All Dressed in Love”, produced by Jack Splash (Estelle Swaray, Solange Knowles) and Thomas “Cee-Lo” Callaway (Kelis, Tori Alamaze).
Posted at 05:17 pm by mokhal
THICKE SETS TITLE, RELEASE DATE OF NEW LP
Singer/songwriter Robin Thicke has dubbed "Something Else" as the title of his forthcoming album, which is due September 9th via Star Trak/Interscope Records. The set will be preceded by lead single "Magic", written and produced by Thicke, who also crafted the entire new LP.
Posted at 05:12 pm by mokhal
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
BROWN ROLLS WITH DARKCHILD ON NEW ALBUM
British songstress Melanie Brown is reportedly working on her forthcoming 3rd solo album with super producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, best known for his work with Beyonce (“Déjà Vu”), Toni Braxton (“He Wasn’t Man Enough”), Whitney Houston (“It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay”), and Janet Jackson (“Feedback”).
Darkchild also collaborated with Scary Spice on the UK top 10 single “Tell Me” off her debut LP “Hot”, in addition to the tracks “Holler”, “Let Love Lead the Way”, “Weekend Love”, “Wasting My Time” and “Get Down With Me”, taken from the Spice Girls’ last studio album “Forever”.
Posted at 10:06 pm by mokhal
PASIAN SHARES HER FIRST LOVE ON DEBUT ALBUM
Dominican-American singer/pianist Karina Pasian has dubbed "First Love" as the title of her forthcoming debut album, which will be released on 3rd June via Island/Def Jam Records. The set will be preceded by lead single "16 @ War", co-written by Terius "Dream" Nash (Rihanna, Britney Spears) and produced by Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Wynter Gordon, Lucy Walsh).
In addition to "16 @ War", other tracks slotted for inclusion on the set are "Can't Find the Words", "Go Back", "Cry", "Can't Bring Me Down" and "Winner".
Among the other musicians backing Pasian on "First Love" are Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Vanessa Hudgens, Teairra Mari), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Katharine McPhee, Fantasia Barrino), John Legend (Estelle Swaray, Ashlee Simpson), Carlos McKinney (Chris Brown, Dear Jayne), Wyclef Jean (Shakira, Claudette Ortiz), Warren "Oak" Felder (Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Rowland), and Gordon Chambers (Deborah Cox, Brownstone).
Posted at 10:06 pm by mokhal
MORISSETTE PLOTS JUNE RELEASE FOR ENTANGLED LP
Canadian singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette has christened June 10th as the release date of her forthcoming Warner Bros. album, “Flavors of Entanglement”, which was fully produced by Guy Sigsworth (Madonna, Sugababes, Bjork, Britney Spears).
The 11 track set features tracks like “Citizens of the Planet”, “Versions of Violence”, “Straitjacket”, “Torch”, “Moratorium”, “Tapes”, “In Praise of the Vulnerable Man”, “Not As We”, “Giggling Again for No Good Reason”, “Incomplete” and lead single “Underneath”.
Posted at 10:03 pm by mokhal
DEAR JAYNE POST NEW SONGS @ MYSPACE
Up and coming group Dear Jayne posted 2 new songs on their official MySpace profile including “Ice Cream” and “Rain – Remix” featuring J. Holiday, so make sure you check them out!
Even though no release date has been confirmed for their forthcoming debut album “Voice Message”, the disc is confirmed to spawn collaborations with Terius “Dream” Nash (3LW, Brit & Alex), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Wynter Gordon, Mya Harrison), Carlos McKinney (Chris Brown, Karina Pasian), and The Clutch: Keri Hilson, Candice Nelson, Balewa Muhammad, Ezekiel Lewis & Patrick “J.Que” Smith (Amerie, Paula Campbell).
[Visit] Dear Jayne @ MySpace
Posted at 09:45 pm by mokhal
BROWN SNAGS HILSON FOR "EXCLUSIVE" RE-RELEASE
In addition to new single “Forever”, R&B performer Chris Brown is set unveil new tracks such as “Heart Ain’t a Brain”, the Keri Hilson assisted “Super Human”, and “Picture Perfect - Remix” featuring Bow Wow & Hurricane Chris via the re-release of his hit sophomore album “Exclusive: The Forever Edition” on 3rd June via Jive Records.
The rejuvenated set features alliances from Polow Da Don (Jamie Foxx, Mario Barrett), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Usher, Lionel Richie), Will “Will-I-Am” Adams (Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Nick Lachey, Ruben Studdard), Johnta Austin (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Terius “Dream” Nash (Rihanna, Wynter Gordon), Carlos McKinney (Karina Pasian, Dear Jayne), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Jesse McCartney, Mario Vazquez), and Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Beyonce, Gwen Stefani).
Posted at 09:43 pm by mokhal
WINEHOUSE DITCHES BOND, PLOTS 2009 RELEASE FOR THIRD ALBUM
British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse has squashed rumors that she’s crafting the theme song for James Bond forthcoming movie, “The Phantom of Solace", and instead working hard on the follow-up to "Back to Black" with frequent collaborator Mark Ronson (Solange Knowles, Nikka Costa, Christina Aguilera). The as-yet untitled set is currently earmarked for an early 2009 release, so keep an eye for that!
Posted at 09:42 pm by mokhal
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
[RANDOM ALBUM REVIEW] ANNIE - ANNIEMAL
· Chewing Gum: co-written by Hannah Robinson / produced by Richard X.
· Heartbeat: produced by Svein Berge & Torbjorn Brundtland.
· Greatest Hit: produced by Annie & Erotin The Sandal.
· Me Plus One: co-written by Hannah Robinson / produced by Richard X.
· No Easy Love: produced by Annie & Torbjorn Brundtland.
· Anniemal: produced by Timo Kaukolampi & Viekka Ercola.
· Helpless Fool for Love: produced by Timo Kaukolampi. .
· Happy Without You: produced by Annie & Timo Kaukolampi.
· Always Too Late: produced by Timo Kaukolampi.
· Come Together: produced by Annie & Timo Kaukolampi.
· My Best Friend: produced by Annie, Torbjorn Brundtland & Timo Kaukolampi.
Rating: (2.5/5) – Average.
Posted at 07:35 pm by mokhal
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