Thursday, April 24, 2008
ALICIA KEYS - TEENAGE LOVE AFFAIR [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Alicia Key’s new single “Teenage Love Affair”, which was co-written by Harold Lilly (Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton), and produced by Jack Splash (Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson).
The track is lifted from the singer/songwriter/pianist’s latest album “As I Am” which features additional alliances from Kerry “Krucial” Keys (Black Buddafly, Christina Aguilera), Linda Perry (Goapele, Solange Knowles), Marsha Ambrosius (Emily King, Jazmine Sullivan), and Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson (Esmee Denters, Stacie Orrico).
[Watch] Alicia Keys - Teenage Love Affair
Posted at 04:23 pm by mokhal
MADONNA - HARD CANDY [PERSONNEL]
As previously reported, Madonna will release her latest offering “Hard Candy” on 29th April via Maverick/Warner Bros. Records. The set features the hit single “4 Minutes” featuring Justin Timberlake, whereas the Japanese issue includes the Pharrell Williams produced bonus track “Ring My Bell”.
Madonna – Hard Candy (Track List + Personnel):
01 – Candy Shop: produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes.
02 – 4 Minutes: co-written by Justin Timberlake / produced by Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley and Nate “Danja” Hills.
03 – Give It 2 Me: produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes.
04 – Heartbeat: produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes.
05 – Miles Away: co-written by Justin Timberlake / produced by Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley and Nate “Danja” Hills.
06 – She's Not Me: produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes.
07 – Incredible: produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes.
08 – Beat Goes On: co-written by Kanye West / produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes.
09 – Dance 2night: co-written by Justin Timberlake, Hannon Lane / produced by Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley.
10 – Spanish Lesson: produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes.
11 – Devil Wouldn't Recognize You: co-written by Justin Timberlake / produced by Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley and Nate “Danja” Hills.
12 – Voices: co-written by Justin Timberlake, Hannon Lane / produced by Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley and Nate “Danja” Hills.
The “Hard Candy” recording sessions also included alliances with Allaune “Akon” Thiam (Gwen Stefani, Whitney Houston), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Britney Spears, Janet Jackson), and Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey), but unfortunately none of their tracks made it to the final cut!
Posted at 04:20 pm by mokhal
KRUCIAL KEYS, GREGORY CURTIS GRACE NEW BRANDY CD
Since inking a new record deal with Epic Records/Sony Music, R&B vocalist Brandy Norwood has been working on her comeback album with the likes of Bryan Michael Cox (Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans), Kara DioGuardi (Beyonce, Mya Harrison), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr, & Damon Thomas (Jennifer Hudson, Toni Braxton), and Cristyle "The Ink' Johnson (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson).
Other musicians that have recently snagged for the as-yet untitled project are Kerry "Krucial" Brothers (Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera) and Gregory Curtis, who's best known for his work with Silena Murrell ("Bring it Home") and Keyshia Cole ("Heaven Sent").
Posted at 04:18 pm by mokhal
LIL MAMA ROLLS WITH THE RUNNERS, LIL' EDDIE, STORCH ON DEBUT LP
As first tipped here, Jive recording artist Lil' Mama has penciled in a 29th April release for her forthcoming debut album "VYP: Voice of Young People". The set features hit singles such as "Lip Gloss" and "Shawty Get Loose" featuring T.Pain & Chris Brown.
Other collaborators on "VYP" include The Runners ("One Hit Wonder"), Nate "Danja" Hills ("What It Is"), Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald ("G Slide", "Broken Pieces"), Edwin "Lil' Eddie" Serrano ("L.I.F.E."), Cool & Dre: Marcello Valenzano and Andre Lyon ("Swim"), and Scott Storch ("Pick it Up").
Posted at 04:15 pm by mokhal
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
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