Tuesday, February 19, 2008
MOSES PARTS WAYS WITH TVT RECORDS, CONTINUES TO WORD ON SOPHOMORE ALBUM
According to Billboard magazine, performer and songwriter Teedra Moses is currently a free agent from TVT Records, and still in the process of recording her highly anticipated sophomore album, "The Young Lioness".
Musicians expected to contribute to the set are Cool & Dre: Marcello Valenzano & Andre Lyon (Jazmine Sullivan, Keyshia Cole), Raphael Saadiq (Candace Jones, Marsha Ambrosius), and Poli Paul (Christina Milian, Teairra Mari).
Handsome Super producer Jonathan "J.R." Rotem – best known for his work with Rihanna ("Push Up On Me"), Paris Hilton ("I Want You"), LeToya Luckett ("All Eyes On Me") – has produced the following new tracks for the "Be Your Girl" singer – "Ain't No Mountain", "Singing My Song" and "World is a Hood".
Posted at 09:08 pm by mokhal
MCCARTNEY ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE ON THIRD ALBUM
Singer/songwriter Jesse McCartney has christened "Departure" as the title of his upcoming 3rd album, which is due 20th May via Hollywood Records. The set will be preceded by lead single "Leavin'", co-written by Terius "Dream" Nash (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), and produced by Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Rihanna, Britney Spears).
The disc is also confirmed to boast alliances with Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Kelis, Ashlee Simpson), Kwame Holland (Christina Aguilera, Fantasia Barrino), Eric Hudson (Wynter Gordon, Raven Symone), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Christina Milian, Jessi Malay), and songwriting team The Clutch: Patrick "J.Que" Smith, Ezekiel Lewis, Candice Nelson & Balewa Muhammad (Amerie, Jennifer Lopez).
Other tracks that are slotted for inclusion on "Departure" include "Danger Zone", "Baby", "Get It On", "Make Up", "Rock You", "Think About It" and "Without You".
You may be aware that McCartney co-wrote Leona Lewis' smash single "Bleeding Love" with producer Ryan "Alias" Tedder, who's also working on the next projects by Robyn Janelle (Geffen Records), Jennifer Hudson (J/Arista Records), and Paula DeAnda (Arista Records).
Posted at 06:54 pm by mokhal
Monday, February 18, 2008
SIMPSON GETS OBSESSIVE ON NEW SINGLE
Performer and songwriter Ashlee Simpson has dubbed "Little Miss Obsessive" as the 2nd single to be released from her forthcoming Geffen album, "Bittersweet World".
The set is expected to feature alliances from Tim "Timbaland" Mosley (Samantha Jade, Nelly Furtado), Kara Dioguardi (Cassie, Katharine McPhee), Chad Hugo of The Neptunes (Kelis, Britney Spears), Mark Ronson (Nikka Costa, Christina Aguilera), and John Legend (Karina Pasian, Estelle Swaray).
Posted at 08:57 pm by mokhal
SIMMONS & FLINSTONE PRESENT THE HEATROX XPERIENCE
Singing/Song writing/production team Lisa Simmons & Flinstone have merged together to form a new company called Heatrox Entertainment, and they'll be releasing their first official Mixtape, "Heatrox Xperience", exclusively via iTunes on April.
Feel free to listen to the song "Other Side of Love" on their official MySpace profile.
In case you came in late, Simmons & Flinstone collectively and together have written and produced songs for such artist as Fantasia ("No More"), JoJo ("Coming For You"), Kelly Rowland ("Tell Me"), Jeannie Ortega ("Don't Stop"), Sunshine Anderson ("With You Baby"), Olivia ("Got The Damn Thing"), Juice ("Down For You", "Should Have Been There", "Happy"), and Kasey Butler ("Where I'm From").
[Visit] Heatrox @ MySpace
Posted at 06:25 pm by mokhal
CAREY MIGRATES WITH DANJA ON NEW ALBUM
It has been confirmed that "Migrate" featuring T.Pain is the track super-producer Nate "Danja" Hills belted for Mariah Carey's upcoming album, "E=MC ²", due 15th April via Island/Def Jam Records.
The set will also sport collaborations from Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys, Jessica Simpson), Cristyle "The Ink" Johnson (Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson), Johnta Austin (Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks), Bryan Michael Cox (Brandy, Mya Harrison), Will "Will-I-Am" Adams (Macy Gray, Estelle Swaray), Taurian "Adonis" Shropshire (Amerie, Toni Braxton), Kendrick "Wyldcard" Dean (Nicole Scherzinger, Chante Moore), Terius "Dream" Nash (Rihanna, Lucy Walsh), Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Blu Cantrell, Celine Dion), Cool & Dre: Marcello Valenzano & Andre Lyon (Keyshia Cole, Jazmine Sullivan), and James Poyser (Lauryn Hill, Vivian Green).
Fans of Danja keep an eye on the next projects by Keri Hilson (Mosely Music Group/Zone 4/Interscope Records), JADA (Universal/Motown Records), Cassie (Next Selection/Bad Boy Records), Madonna (Maverick Records), Christina Milian (MySpace/Interscope Records), and Nikki Flores (Epic Records).
Posted at 01:09 am by mokhal
Sunday, February 17, 2008
DIOGUARDI FEBRUARY UPDATE
According to a new blog by songwriter Kara Dioguardi, she continuing to work with producers Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Christina Milian, Jessi Malay), Future Cut: Tunde Babalola & Darren Lewis (Remi Nicole, Ava Leigh), Mad Scientist (Leona Lewis, Nicole Scherzinger), Toby Gad (The Veronicas, Keke Palmer), and The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Hudson).
Look out for more of Dioguardi on the next projects by Beyonce (Sony Music), Samantha Jade (Jive Records), Cassie (Next Selection / Bad Boy Records), Ashlee Simpson (Geffen Records), Tynisha Keli (Warner Brothers Records), Mia Rose (Next Selection), and Joanna (Geffen Records).
[Visit] Kara Dioguardi @ MySpace
Posted at 09:16 pm by mokhal
VERONICAS SET U.S. RELEASE DATE FOR SOPHOMORE ALBUM
Lisa & Jessica Origliasso of Australian duo The Veronicas will release the U.S. edition of their sophomore album, “Hook Me Up”, on May via Sire Records.
The rejuvenated set is expected to feature the track “Hysterical”, which was produced by hitmaker Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Christina Milian, Rihanna, Britney Spears).
Other musicians contributing to “Hook Me Up” are Toby Gad (Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield), Shelly Peiken (Michelle Branch, LeAnn Rimes), Greg Wells (Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan), Billy Steinberg (Leona Lewis, Ruth-Anne Cunningham), and Josh Alexander (Jojo, Katharine McPhee).
Posted at 06:43 pm by mokhal
Saturday, February 16, 2008
BEYONCE REUNITES WITH DARKCHILD ON THIRD DISC
R&B superstar Beyonce will reunite with hitmaker Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins on her upcoming 3rd album, which is plotted for release in November via Sony Music.
The "Crazy in Love" singer previously collaborated with Darkchild on a number of tracks including "Déjà Vu" and "World Wide Woman", as well as "Lose My Breath", "Say My Name", "Cater 2 U" and "Feel The Same Way I Do" along with Destiny's Child.
Beyonce's as-yet untitled follow-up to the platinum selling "B'Day" is scheduled to boast additional alliances with producers/songwriters Jack Splash (Alicia Keys, Britney Spears), Tim "Timbaland" Mosley (Nelly Furtado, Ashlee Simpson), Kara Dioguardi (Paris Hilton, Kelly Clarkson), Amanda Ghost (Kylie Minogue, Jordin Sparks), Cristyle "The Ink" Johnson (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), and Freemasons: Russell Small & James Wiltshire (Kelly Rowland, Faith Evans).
Posted at 09:11 pm by mokhal
JACKSON HOOKS UP WITH ANOTHER JACKSON ON STARGATE PRODUCED TRACK
Songwriter Taj Jackson – best known for his work with Kelis ("Guilty"), Lionel Richie ("I Call It Love"), Mario ("How Do I Breathe"), Sterling Simms ("Nasty Girl") – has penned the Stargate produced "2Nite" on Janet Jackson's forthcoming album "Discipline", due 26th February via Island / Def Jam Records.
Taj's forthcoming projects include joints sung by Kelly Rowland ("Broken"), Jade Ewen ("She Should Be Me"), and SoShy ("Scared", "Soft").
As first tipped here, he's also been working with songwriters/producers Julian Gallagher (Gabrielle, Kylie Minogue), Future Cut: Tunde Babalola & Darren Lewis (Lily Allen, Nicole Scherzinger), Espionage: Espen Lind & Amund Bjorklund (Beyonce, Jordin Sparks), Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Emily King), Eric Hudson (Brandy, Whitney Houston), Cutfather & Jonas Jeberg (Kylie Minogue, Holly Valance), Krystal "Tytewriter" Oliver (Mya Harrison, Paula Campbell), Kandi Burruss (Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys), Rob Fusari (3LW, Shamora Crawford), and Full Phatt: Matt Ward & Dean Gillard (Mutya Buena, Niara Scarlett).
Posted at 09:01 pm by mokhal
[RANDOM ALBUM REVIEW] LIONEL RICHIE - COMING HOME
- I Call It Love: co-written by Taj Jackson / produced by Stargate.
- I'm Coming Home: produced by Chuckii Booker / co-produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins.
- I Love You: written by Lionel Richie / produced by Chuckii Booker.
- Out of My Head: written by Lionel Richie / produced by Chuckii Booker.
- Reason to Believe: co-written by Tony Reyes / produced by Dallas Austin.
- Why: co-written by Sean "The Pen" Garrett / produced by Chuckii Booker.
- I Apologize: co-written by Jerry Duplessis, Latavia Parker / produced by Wyclef Jean.
- Sweet Vacation: co-written by Robert Ozuna / produced by Raphael Saadiq.
- All Around the World: produced by Roberto Sam Screnci.
- Stand Down: produced by Dallas Austin.
- What You Are: co-written by Johnta Austin, Manuel Sean / produced by Jermaine Dupri.
- Up All Night: co-written by Sean "The Pen" Garrett / produced by Chuckii Booker.
Lionel Richie's "Coming Home" contains everything from light-hearted R&B tunes ("I Call it Love"), Sweet Balladry ("I Love You", "Out of My Head"), Urban Contemporary ("Why", "I Apologize"), Neo-Soul ("Sweet Vacation"), Acoustic Rock ("Reason To Believe"), Pop ("All Around The World"), and Reggae ("Stand Down"), thus this eclectic set is most likely to satisfy the majority of listeners.
PS. Am I the only one who thinks "What You Are" sounds identical to "Diary" by Alicia Keys? How come she didn't take him and Jermaine Dupri to court? (Ha ha, just kidding!).
Rating: (3/5) – Good.
Posted at 07:46 pm by mokhal
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