Monday 24th September 2012
She stormed to Number 2 in the UK charts last year with her smash hit debut ‘Alone Again’, and now 19-year old Canadian songstress Alyssa Reid is back with a new single “The Game“. Featuring the one and only Snoop Dogg “The Game” delivers an upbeat, powerful melody and confirms Alyssa’s status as a hot new talent with staying power. Watch the video here.
You can download ‘The Game’ here plus remixes from dance stalwarts Bimbo Jones and UKG stars Sunship.
Monday 17th September 2012
Luke Bingham delivers yet again with an acoustic performance of ‘Shut It Down’ for SB.TV, the UK’s leading online youth broadcaster.
Recorded in just one take with featured artists Krept and Konan (of South London duo Play Dirty) as part of SB.TV’s A64 series, the video racked up close to 5,000 hits in the first 12 hours.
Sunday 16th September 2012
1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts made Luke Bingham’s upcoming single ‘Gemini’ (which features Luke’s 3Beat label mate and UK hip-hop legend Sway) her Weekend Anthem this weekend. Adele played the track twice – once on Saturday (41 minutes into the show) AND again on Sunday (40 minutes in). The reaction was great… Adele and her listeners absolutely loved the track – go #TeamGemini!!
Produced by DaVinChe (who’s had hits with Kano, Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and Wiley) ‘Gemini’ is out on 3Beat on October 22nd.
Wednesday 12th September 2012
3Beat’s resident electronic genius Unicorn Kid is to play a series of live dates in October. First he joins The Midnight Beast on their UK tour, which kicks off in Glasgow on the 2nd and finishes up in London on October 15th. Following that he’ll head to the States to perform in New York and Los Angeles. For full details go to Unicorn Kid’s website.
Unicorn Kid’s latest EP ‘Need U’, with remixes from Calverton and Jaxxon, is available to pre-order now.
Friday 7th September 2012
‘Beat Down’ – the latest 3Beat release – is the new single from Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas and features a fierce vocal from Aussie rap sensation Iggy Azalea. A bona fide electronic party-starter, the track is holding steady just outside the 40.
Remixes come from UK garage kings DEVolution, underground star Donaeo and Paris Esquire AfroRnBeat.
Check out the video.
If you’ve been listening to Radio 1 over the past couple of weeks you’ve probably heard ‘Need U’ the incredible new single from electronic genius Unicorn Kid. At Radio 1 Jem & Ally, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Fearne Cotton and Huw Stephens have all been showing their love. Eddy Temple-Morris is championing the track at Xfm.
Release date is Oct 7th, but you can pre-order it now.
The 3Beat pipeline is bulging with great music – Romanian pop goddess Alexandra Stan’s new single ‘Lemonade’ gets its release on October 7th too. The track, a splash of pure sunshine, is the follow up to the massive Mr Saxobeat – the most shazam-ed record of 2011. ‘Lemonade’ has already gone top 10 in Japan and Italy and the video has notched up a massive 20 million views on YouTube already (watch it here).
‘Lemonade’ is available to pre-order now.
Rising star Luke Bingham returns with ‘Gemini’ which features label mate and all round superstar Sway and the untouchable production talents of Davinche.
The video went live last week – you can watch it here.
The track is fast winning fans at 1Xtra with Target, DJ Cameo and DJQ leading the way. With remixes from Todd Edwards, Zed Bias & Manhattan Clique ‘Gemini’ will be available soon.
Monday 3rd September 2012
Our very own Sway joined Brit Award winning folk-rapper Ed Sheeran as part of his incredible show at London’s Roundhouse venue last night.
Sway contributed his vocal talents to an epic finale of ‘You Need Me’ during which Devlin, Chip and Wretch 32 also took to the stage with Sheeran.
Sway posted this pic on his instagram page.
The show ended a big week for Sway which saw him named “Ledge of the Week” by 1Xtra veteran Trevor Nelson…making him officially a superstar! Previous legends chosen by Trevor for this honour include Mos Def, JLo, D’Angelo, Chaka Khan, and Nas.