Tuesday, April 22, 2008
PIXIE TO WORK WITH DARKCHILD FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Up and coming artist Pixie Lott checked in with fans via her official MySpace profile on Monday (21st April) with the following message: - "I'm now in my last week in LA. We had to extend the trip to get more writing sessions in! It has been a very eventful and productive trip and I love being in LA! I started off working with The Underdogs and Kara DioGuardi. We have the song up on the MySpace right now – “Without You” - so have a little listen! We also did another song with Harvey Mason Jr. called 'Everytime', which you can hear soon. After working with him, I went to work with Soulshock & Karlin and Claude Kelly. We wrote 2 new songs which turned out great! I also worked with Mike Elizondo and David Ryan Harris at Mike's beautiful house and studio in Westlake Village. I'm going there again later this week! Today I'm going to work with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins for a couple of days ... I’ll let you know how it goes! So besides the work side of things, I was lucky enough to have my beautiful friend Carla to come and visit, so we fitted in a spot of shopping in Santa Monica. We also went along to support Toby Gad get his song of the year award at the ASCAP awards! It was amazing to go down the red carpet and get photographed so much! We were seated next to Justin Timberlake, Natasha Bedingfield and Fergie, we couldn't believe it! Lionel and Nicole Richie were sat right behind us it was amazing! Thank you Toby for inviting us! We also went to see the 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' last night. It was so funny my mum and I loved it. You should defo go out to see that. So there's your little LA update! I've enjoyed it so much working with such talented people but can't wait to get home to see my friends and family. I get back on Saturday the 26th - It's been 6 weeks! Keep listening to the songs and thank you for reading!”
[Visit] Pixie Lott @ MySpace
Posted at 07:36 pm by mokhal
KING TAKES ACTION WITH NEW SONG
Singer/songwriter Emily King checked with fans via her official MySpace profile on Monday (21st April) with the following message: - “Hey Lovelies … Yesterday I took part in a Hip Hop Summit in Philadelphia encouraging young people to vote. I was joined by Ciara, T.I., Russell Simmons, Chrisette Michele, Gorilla Zoe, Rocsi, Terrence, DJ Green Lantern, among many others and a wonderful group of Philadelphia’s finest! It’s always great to see people coming together in hopes of positive change. So, I’ll be voting and I hope you will too. PS. Got a little inspired - new song up [Take Action].”
[Visit] Emily King @ MySpace
Posted at 07:31 pm by mokhal
THUNDERKATZ POST NEW SONG @ MYSPACE
Up and coming The Inc/Universal group ThunderKatz posted a new song entitled "Anything" off their forthcoming debut album "19hundred80something", so make sure you check it out @ MySpace.
[Visit] Thunderkatz @ MySpace
Posted at 07:29 pm by mokhal
Monday, April 21, 2008
DENNIS READIES NEW LP WITH CHAMBERS, KURSTIN, RONSON, DR. LUKE
Singer/songwriter Cathy Dennis is reportedly working on new solo material with musicians Guy Chambers (Kelis, Beverley Knight), and Greg Kurstin (Kylie Minogue, Lilly Allen).
Among the track titles that have been recently registered with ASCAP – American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers – are "Future Ex", "Looking for a Hero", "Out of Town", "That Is Why You Love Me" and "When Dreams Turn to Dust".
As previously tipped here, Dennis is also forming a new band called The Sex Cassettes with extra help from producers Mark Ronson (Nikka Costa, Amy Winehouse), and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald (Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis), with whom she co-wrote Sugababes' "About You Now" and Britney Spears' "All The Way".
Posted at 07:49 pm by mokhal
KEYSHIA TEAMS UP WITH STORCH ON GAME TRACK
In addition to “Give Me More” off her latest LP “Just like You”, R&B songstress Keyshia Cole hooked up again with music producer Scott Storch as a guest artist on rapper The Game’s new joint “Pain”, taken from his forthcoming album “L.A.X.”
As previously reported, Cole is also planning to release her forthcoming 3rd album later this year via Geffen Records. The as-yet untitled set is said to sport alliances from Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston), and Polow Da Don (Keri Hilson, Mya Harrison).
[Listen] The Game featuring Keyshia Cole - Pain
Posted at 07:45 pm by mokhal
PASIAN SHOOTS NEW VIDEO WITH TERRERO
Up and coming artist Karina Pasian recently finished shooting the video for “16 @ War” with director Jesse Terrero – best known for his work with Angie Martinez (“Dem Thangs”) and 4th Avenue Jones (“Move On”).
The lead single from “First Love” – Pasian’s debut album with Island/Def Jam, due 3rd June- was co-written by Terius “Dream” Nash (Steph Jones, Jesse McCartney), and produced by Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Britney Spears, Wynter Gordon).
Other collaborators expected on “First Love” are John Legend (Fergie, Ashlee Simpson), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Janet Jackson, Christina Milian), Warren “Oak” Felder (Kelly Rowland, Raven Symone), Carlos McKinney (Chris Brown, Dear Jayne), Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Katharine McPhee, Paula DeAnda), and Wyclef Jean (Lionel Richie, Claudette Ortiz).
Posted at 07:42 pm by mokhal
DELUNA POSTS NEW SINGLE @ MYSPACE
Latino-born performer Kat DeLuna posted her new single “In the End” on MySpace, so make sure you check it out! The track was co-written by Claude Kelly (Pixie, Leona Lewis), and produced by RedOne (Mutya Buena, Tami Chynn).
As previously reported, the “Whine Up” singer is also re-releasing her debut album “9 Lives” with additional production duties handled by hitmaker Allaune “Akon” Thiam (Madonna, Whitney Houston, Gwen Stefani).
[Visit] Kat DeLuna @ MySpace
Posted at 07:38 pm by mokhal
BONIFACE POSTS NEW SONGS @ MYSPACE
Singer/songwriter Bruce Boniface posted 3 new songs on his official MySpace profile including "Can't Get Enough", "Blowin' My Mind" and "Maybe She's Sorry", so make sure you check them out!
Even though there's no release date confirmed for his as-yet untitleddebut album, the disc is confirmed to boast collaborations with Beau Dozier (Samantha Jade, Gia Farrell), Farid "Fredwreck" Nassar (Britney Spears, Hilary Duff), and Kara DioGuardi (Beyonce, Mya Harrison).
[Visit] Bruce Boniface @ MySpace
Posted at 07:35 pm by mokhal
Sunday, April 20, 2008
SUMMER ROPES IN ROTEM, KURSTIN, MENDEZ, BRISEBOIS FOR NEW ALBUM
Burgundy/Sony Music will release "Crayons", Donna Summer's first studio album in 17 years, on 20th May. The set features hit singles "I'm a Fire", and the Danielle Brisebois penned "Stamp Your Feet", which was produced by Greg Kurstin (Lilly Allen, Jessica Simpson).
Among the other musicians backing Summer on "Crayons" are Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Leona Lewis, Britney Spears), Evan "Kidd" Bogart of The Writing Camp (Jennifer Lopez, Mya Harrison), and Lester Mendez (Shakira, Nelly Furtado).
Donna Summer – Crayons (Official Track List):
01 – Stamp Your Feet
02 – Mr. Music
03 – Crayons
04 – The Queen is Back
05 – Run with It
06 – Sand on my Feet
07 – Drivin' Down Brazil
08 – I'm a Fire
09 – Slide Over Backwards
10 – Science of Love
11 – Be Myself Again
12 – Bring Down the Reign
Posted at 08:41 pm by mokhal
LYNN & WADE LLP POST NEW SONG @ MYSPACE
Michelle Lynn Bell & Peter Wade of Pop/Electro duo Lynn & Wade LLP posted a new song on their official MySpace profile entitled “Seems Like it Feels”, off their forthcoming debut album “The Mystery LLP”, so make sure you check it out!
For those who came in later, Lynn & Wade have collectively penned hits for artists such as Jennifer Lopez (“Never Gonna Give Up”), Lindsay Lohan (“To Know Your Name”), Blu Cantrell (“Impatient”), Sugababes (“Supernatural”), Cheri Dennis (“Portrait of Love”), and Taylor Dayne (“She Doesn’t Love You”).
[Visit] Lynn & Wade LLP @ MySpace
Posted at 08:18 pm by mokhal
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