Wednesday, April 23, 2008
FRANC DRAFTS STARGATE, GHOST, HUNTE FOR DEBUT LP
Singer/songwriter Livvi Franc – whose real name is Olivia Charlotte Waithe – is currently in the midst of recording her debut album with up and coming Barbadian hitmakers Eliseus Joseph & Julian Griffith of Classic Soul Productions. Make sure you visit her official MySpace profile which includes songs like “Free”, “Tap Tap”, “Bliss” and “Shiver”.
Other musicians Franc had the opportunity of working with include Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce, Mariah Carey), Amanda Ghost & Ian Dench (Kylie Minogue, Jordin Sparks), Angela Hunte (Britney Spears, Danity Kane), Future Cut: Tunde Babalola & Darren Lewis (Kelis, Nicole Scherzinger), Fredro (Cheri Dennis, Shamora Crawford), and Peter Wade of Lynn & Wade LLP (Jennifer Lopez, Lindsay Lohan).
*Thanx Tom for the tip*
[Visit] Livvi Franc @ MySpace
Posted at 07:40 pm by mokhal
LEIGH GOES MAD ON NEW SINGLE
"Mad about the Boy" has been chosen as the 2nd single off Ava Leigh's forthcoming debut album tentatively entitled "Turned-On Underground", which is due later this year via Virgin Records.
The set is confirmed to spawn collaborations with Sly Dumbar & Robbie Shakespeare (Sinead O Connor, Gwen Stefani), and Future Cut: Tunde Babalola & Darren Lewis (Lily Allen, Nicole Scherzinger).
Posted at 07:34 pm by mokhal
MALAY RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE
Former No Secrets member Jessi Malay has christened the DJ Felli Fel produced “Cinematic” as the 2nd single from her forthcoming debut album, which is due later this year via Atlantic Records.
Among the additional musicians backing Malay on the as-yet untitled set are Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Rihanna, Lucy Walsh), Evan “Kidd” Bogart of The Writing Camp (Jennifer Lopez, Christina Milian), Tawanna “Frankie Storm” Dabney (Samantha Jade, Brooke Hogan), and Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Leona Lewis, Jeannie Ortega).
Posted at 07:33 pm by mokhal
NEW TRACK TITLES REVEALED FROM SOLANGE'S SOPHOMORE LP
In addition to penning hits on the next projects by Michelle Williams (“We Break the Dawn”) and Alesha Dixon (“Wild Card”), singer/songwriter Solange Knowles is putting the final touches on her first Geffen effort “Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams”, which is due 26th August.
Executively produced by Mathew Knowles for Music World Productions, Solange’s sophomore LP finds her collaborating with some of today's hottest musicians including Jack Splash (Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson), Makeba Riddick (Jennifer Lopez, Mya Harrison), Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Blu Cantrell, Kelly Rowland), Mark Ronson (Christina Aguilera, Nikka Costa), Estelle Swaray (Natasha Bedingfield, Remi Nicole), Robert Shea Taylor (Wynter Gordon, Paula DeAnda), Thomas “Cee-Lo” Callaway (Nicole Scherzinger, Tori Alamaze), Marsha Ambrosius (Emily King, Angie Stone), and Raphael Saadiq (Whitney Houston, Teedra Moses).
Besides the Pharrell Williams produced lead single “I Decided”, other joints that are slotted for inclusion on “Sol-Angel” include “Ode to Marvin”, “Sandcastle Disco”, “T.O.N.Y.”, “Would’ve Been the One”, “Champagne Chronic Night Cap”, “Cosmic Journey”, “Wanna Go Back” and “Same Song, Different Man”.
Posted at 07:29 pm by mokhal
MARI SAYS NO, NO, NO ON NEW SINGLE
R&B singer Teairra Mari has recently posted her new single “No, No, No” on her official MySpace profile, so make sure you check it out! The lead single of her forthcoming sophomore album was produced by Charles Hamilton.
Other collaborators expected on the as-yet untitled Interscope set are Nate “Danja” Hills (Katharine McPhee, Nelly Furtado), Polow Da Don (Fergie, Keyshia Cole), Solange Knowles (Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams), The Clutch: Ezekiel Lewis, Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Keri Hilson & Patrick “J.Que” Smith (Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears).
[Visit] Teairra Mari @ MySpace
Posted at 07:27 pm by mokhal
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
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