Tuesday, June 03, 2008
PASIAN CAN'T FIND THE WORDS ON NEW SINGLE
"Can't Find the Words" is said to be the 2nd single from Karina Pasian's forthcoming debut album, "First Love", due August 19th via Island/Def Jam Records. The track was produced by Carlos "Los Da Maestro" McKinney (Usher Raymond, Chris Brown, Dear Jayne).
"First Love" also boasts contributions from Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Ciara Harris, Britney Spears), Terius "Dream" Nash (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey), Warren "Oak" Felder (Raven Symone, Kelly Rowland), The Big Drawz: Tenesha Blacks & Shanell Irving (Emily King, Stefani Vara), and Reginald "Scyience" Perry (Beyonce Knowles, Mary J. Blige).
Posted at 07:27 pm by mokhal
BEXTOR POSTS 2 NEW SONGS @ MYSPACE
British vocalist Sophie Ellis Bextor posted 2 new songs on her official MySpace profile including the Richard “Biff” Stannard & Freemasons produced “Heartbreak Make Me a Dancer”, and “Off and On”, helmed by Cathy Dennis & Calvin Harris.
Bextor’s yet to be titled 4th studio album with Polydor Records is expected to spawn additional collaborations with Groove Armada: Andy Cato & Tom Findlay (Kylie Minogue, Celetia Martin), Richard X (Victoria Horn, Rachel Stevens), and Hannah Robinson (Emma Bunton, Jamelia Davis).
[Visit] Sophie Ellis Bextor @ MySpace
Posted at 07:24 pm by mokhal
Monday, June 02, 2008
TAYLOR ROPES IN THE WRITING CAMP, DIOGUARDI, THE CLUTCH FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Up and coming artist Jordyn Taylor is currently in the midst of recording her debut album featuring collaborations with The Writing Camp: Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Victoria “Lady V” Horn, Erika “E-Nuri” Nuri & David “DQ” Quinones (Nikki Flores, Paula DeAnda), Kara DioGuardi (Tynisha Keli, Samantha Jade), Madd Scientist (Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Milian), Mysto & Pizzi (Kelly Rowland, Cassie Ventura), and The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis & Patrick “J.Que” Smith (Ciara Harris, Tiffany Evans). Feel free to visit her official MySpace profile and add her as a friend!
[Visit] Jordyn Taylor @ MySpace
Posted at 07:50 pm by mokhal
RIHANNA DRAFTS KENNEDY FOR NEW SINGLE
Barbadian beauty Rihanna is out with a new single entitled “Disturbia”, taken from her upcoming album, “Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded”, due June 17th via Island/Def Jam Records. The track was produced by Brian Kennedy – best known for his work with Ciara Harris (“My Love”) and Jesse McCartney (“It’s Over”).
“Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded” sports additional contributions from Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Mya Harrison, Alicia Keys), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Nicole Scherzinger, Keri Hilson), Terius “Dream” Nash (Karina Pasian, Wynter Gordon), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Natasha Bedingfield, Britney Spears), Makeba Riddick (Beyonce Knowles, Michelle Williams), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Kelly Rowland, Janet Jackson), Tawanna “Frankie Storm” Dabney (Brooke Hogan, Samantha Jade), Evan Rogers & Cark Sturken (Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera), Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Hudson), and Robert Shea Taylor (Tiffany Evans, Paula DeAnda).
[Listen] Rihanna - Disturbia
Posted at 07:48 pm by mokhal
GARRETT ROLLS WITH LIL' WAYNE, MCKINNEY ON NEW SINGLE
Singer/songwriter Sean “The Pen” Garrett is said to release “Girlfriend Ringtone” as the 2nd single off his forthcoming debut album, “Turbo 919”, due 24th June via Interscope Records. The track was helmed by Carlos “Los Da Maestro” McKinney – best known for his work with Chris Brown (“You”) and Usher Raymond (“Trading Places”).
Among the other musicians backing Garrett on “Turbo 919” are Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (Christina Milian, Brooke Valentine), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mario Barrett, Jordin Sparks), Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado), Rodney “Darkhchild” Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston), and Allaune “Akon” Thiam (Gwen Stefani, Nicole Scherzinger).
[Listen] Sean Garrett - Girlfriend Ringtone (featuring Lil' Wayne)
Posted at 07:45 pm by mokhal
ESTELLE ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE DETAILS
British vocalist Estelle Swaray has dubbed “No Substitute Love” as the 3rd single released from her sophomore album, “Shine”. The track was produced by Wyclef Jean (Andrea Martin, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill).
“Shine” boasts additional production skills from Jack Splash (Alicia Keys, Jazmine Sullivan), Mark Ronson (Christina Aguilera, Nikka Costa), Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Beyonce Knowles, Mariah Carey), Will “Will.I.Am” Adams (Ciara Harris, Macy Gray), and Johnny Douglas (Amerie, Kylie Minogue).
Posted at 07:42 pm by mokhal
Saturday, May 31, 2008
[PRE-ORDER] ASHANTI - THE DECLARATION
As previously reported, R&B vocalist Ashanti Douglas will release her 4th studio effort – “The Declaration” – on June 3rd via Universal/Motown Records. The set features collaborations with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (“So Over You”), 7 Aurelius / Chad Beatz (“Things You Make Me Do”), Theron “Neff-U” Feemster (“In These Streets”), Jermaine Dupri / Manuel Seal (“Good Good”), Allaune “Akon “Thiam (“Body on Me”), Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (“Mother”), and LT Hutton (“The Way That I Love You”, “You’re Gonna Miss”, “Struggle”, “Girlfriend”).
[Pre-Order] Ashanti - The Declaration @ Amazon
Posted at 07:33 pm by mokhal
[RANDOM ALBUM REVIEW] CIARA - THE EVOLUTION
I Proceed: co-written and produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes.
C.R.U.S.H: co-written by Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire / produced by Jonathan “Lil’ John” Smith.
Get In, Fit In: co-written and produced by Will “Will.I.Am” Adams.
My Love: co-written by Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson / produced by Brian Kennedy.
So Hard: co-written by Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson / produced by Bryan Michael Cox & Kendrick “Wyldcard” Dean.
Addicted: co-written by Candice Nelson / produced by Demetrius “French” Spencer.
Get Up: co-written and produced by Phalon “Jazze Pha” Alexander.
I Found Myself: co-written and produced by Dallas Austin.
Promise: co-written by Jasper Cameron / produced by Polow Da Don.
That’s Right: co-written by Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Jasper Cameron / produced by Jonathan “Lil’ John” Smith.
Bang it Up: co-written by Sean “The Pen” Garrett / produced by Polow Da Don.
I’m Just Me: co-written and produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes.
Like a Boy: co-written by Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis, Patrick “J.Que” Smith / produced by Calvo Da Gr8.
Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone: co-written and produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.
Make it Last Forever: co-written and produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.
Quick Outtake: Inconsistency is this album’s biggest problem … Nice booklet though!
Recommended? For fans of beat-driven tunes, and Ciara junkies like myself (lol).
Rating: (3/5) – Good.
Posted at 07:26 pm by mokhal
PIXIE POSTS NEW SONG @ MYSPACE: "GOODNITE, GOODBYE"
British vocalist Pixie Lott posted a new song on her official MySpace profile entitled “Goodnite, Goodbye”, so make sure you check it out! The track was crafted by Phil Thornalley & Mad Hauge (Melanie Chisolm, Natalie Imbruglia).
Lott will release her debut album in early 2009 via Mercury Records, and among the musicians confirmed on the yet to be titled project are Toby Gad (Natasha Bedingfield, Donna Summer), Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack & Kenneth Karlin (Samantha Mumba, Nicole Scherzinger), Kara DioGuardi (Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Shola Ama, Keyshia Cole), Tawanna “Frankie Storm” Dabney (Wynter Gordon, Raven Symone), Rick Nowels (Craig David, Nelly Furtado), Ruth-Anne Cunningham (Joanna Levesque, Leona Lewis), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson), Nina Woodford (Mutya Buena, Christina Milian), Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Ashanti Douglas, Katharine McPhee), Cutfather & Jonas Jeberg (Jordin Sparks, Kylie Minogue), and Karl “K-Gee” Gordon (Solange Knowles, Michelle Escoffery).
[Visit] Pixie Lott @ MySpace
Posted at 07:24 pm by mokhal
CLIQUE GIRLZ - THEN I WOKE UP [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Clique Girlz’ new single, “Then I Woke Up”, off their forthcoming debut effort with Interscope Records, “Incredible”. The track was helmed by Kara DioGuardi & John Shanks – the same team behind Celine Dion’s “Taking Chances” and Katharine McPhee’s “Home”.
[Watch] Clique Girlz - Then I Woke Up
Posted at 07:22 pm by mokhal
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