Friday, April 25, 2008
BRAXTON TEAMS UP WITH SOULSHOCK & KARLIN ON NEW CD
R&B songstress Toni Braxton is reportedly recording her forthcoming 6th studio album with hitmakers Soulshock & Karlin, who are best known for their work with Keyshia Cole ("Fallin' Out"), Solange Knowles ("Sandcastle Disco"), Kelly Rowland ("Still in Love with My Ex"), Fantasia Barrino ("Truth Is"), and Tiffany Evans ("Thinkin' About").
In case you didn't know, this is not the first time Braxton teams up the Danish production duo as their previous collaborations yielded beautiful results such as the Andrea Martin penned "I Love Me Some Him" and "Midnite", co-written by Harold Lilly.
*Thanx Tom for the tip*
Posted at 04:52 pm by mokhal
PREVIEW KARINA PASIAN'S DEBUT CD "FIRST LOVE"
Head over to Karina Pasian's official website and preview songs off her forthcoming debut album "First Love" such as "The Love We Got", "Can't Find the Words" and "Baby Baby" featuring Lil' Mama.
Due June 3rd via Island/Def Jam records, the set will be preceded by lead single "16 @ War", crafted by Terius "Dream" Nash (Jesse McCartney, Wynter Gordon) and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Rihanna, Steph Jones).
Other collaborators backing Pasian on "First Love" include Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Britney Spears, Raven Symone), Warren "Oak" Felder (Che'Nelle, Jennifer Lopez), Wyclef Jean (Mary J. Blige, Estelle Swaray), John Legend (Fergie, Ashlee Simpson), Carlos McKinney (Chris Brown, Dear Jayne), and Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Paula DeAnda, Christina Milian).
[Preview] Karina Pasian - First Love
Posted at 04:49 pm by mokhal
RIHANNA SNAGS MAROON 5 FOR "GOOD GIRL GONE BAD" RE-RELEASE
Originally due on 27th May, Barbadian beauty Rihanna has shifted the re-release of "Good Girl Gone Bad" to June 17th via Island/Def Jam Records. The rejuvenated set includes the Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith penned/Stargate produced "Take a Bow", and "If I Never Saw Your Face Again" featuring Maroon 5.
Other collaborators on "Good Girl Gone Bad" include Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Lyrica Anderson, Robyn Janelle), Makeba Riddick (Paula DeAnda, Jessica Simpson), Terius "Dream" Nash (Karina Pasian, Wynter Gordon), Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Nicole Scherzinger, Britney Spears), Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley (Alicia Keys, Keri Hilson), Hannon Lane (Madonna, Esmee Denters), Robert Shea Taylor (Tiffany Evans, Natasha Ramos), Evan Rogers & Carl Sturken (Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera), and Tawanna "Frankie Storm" Dabney (Samantha Jade, Brooke Hogan).
Posted at 04:13 pm by mokhal
DENTERS HOOKS UP WITH HANNON LANE ON DEBUT ALBUM
Up and coming singer Esmee Denters checked in with fans via her official MySpace profile on Thursday (24th April) with the following message: - "Hey everybody! I'm flying over the Atlantic Ocean right now at 33,000 feet (approx 10 km) high in the sky on my way to Miami. I still have 4 hours and 56 minutes to go and I wanted to fill you guys in on what my plans are. In sunny Miami, I will be working with Hannon Lane, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland on some new tracks. Can't wait to go in with them because I just know we will create magic. After that, I will be flying to New York to work with some incredible producers as well (check out my next writing blog to see which producers). After that, I will come back to Miami again for some additional writing with Timbaland and Justin. Overall, I will be in the States for a month or so, and I promise I will keep you guys updated on what's happening."
[Visit] Esmee Denters @ MySpace
Posted at 03:48 pm by mokhal
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
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