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Tuesday 29th January 2013

“Heartlight” – Sarah-Jane’s Smash & Acoustic Video

TS7’s new single “Heartlight” continues to gather support from the likes of Toddla T, Mista Jam, Target and Annie Mac. BBC 1Xtra’s Sarah-Jane Crawford has made it her record of the week – ‘Sarah-Jane’s Smash’. The single started life as an instrumental – “Polygon”. The deeply funky track has rocketed into hit territory with the addition of a stunning vocal, provided by the beautiful Taylor Fowlis – one of Liverpool’s most exciting rising stars.

Taylor and TS7 have released a stunning acoustic video of the single – you can watch it here.

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Monday 28th January 2013

Sway Unveils New Single “Still Sway & Kane”

1Xtra listeners got a treat on Friday when legendary UK rapper Sway joined Charlie Sloth for a full 30 minutes of chat and banter.

Listen back here.

Sway also treated Charlie to an exclusive first play of his brilliant new single “Still Sway & Kane”. The track features the lyrical talents of seminal East London rapper and star of Channel 4’s “Top Boy” Kano, along with upcoming talent Tigger Da Author (who joined Sway and Charlie on the show). The single got a lot of love from Charlie and his listeners!

Inspired by Sway’s  favourite producer – hip-hop superstar Dr Dre – the track samples the Dre classic “Still D.R.E”. “Still Sway & Kane” had existed in demo form for some time but a chance meeting with Dre prompted Sway to release it as a single, putting a sharp UK spin on one of the most recognised songs in rap history.

The teaser video for the “Still Sway & Kane” went live on Vevo this weekend. If you didn’t see it already you can watch it here. AND there’s a behind the scenes video too.

Sway was on the road all weekend supporting Trey Songz in Leeds and Birmingham. If you missed him, you can still catch him live in the next couple of months.

Sway will headline Proud Galleries in London this Friday, February 1st – info AND he’s appearing with Example later in the month – dates.

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Tuesday 15th January 2013

“Heartlight” – New From TS7

Love is growing for “Heartlight”, the first single from UK DJ/Producer TS7 to drop since his signing to 3 Beat last month.

Given an exclusive first play by Mista Jam on January 5th, the track has clocked up a massive 15 plays in its first week of promo. At 1Xtra Mista Jam, DJ Target, Nick Bright, Adele Roberts, C J Beatz, Vis and Twin B have been showing support. And “Heartlight” just landed on Kiss FM’s ‘Kiss Fresh’, their pick of  the hottest tunes of the week.

If you didn’t hear “Heartlight” on air yet, make sure you tune in to DJ Cameo on BBC radio 1Xtra tonight (Tuesday, Jan 15th) from 10pm… you’ll be able to hear the single plus a 30-minute special TS7 mix.

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Sunday 13th January 2013

“Magnetic Eyes” Breaks into the UK Top 40!

Magnetic Eyes” – the brilliant new single from Matrix & Futurebound featuring the vocal talents of Baby Blue – just smashed into the UK TOP 40 – jumping from number 100 to number 39 in its first week of release, the highest climber on the overall chart. Download your copy here.

The buzz around the latest track from the drum and bass superstars continues to build… much loved at 1Xtra and firmly on the playlist over at BBC Radio 1, “Magnetic Eyes” is also being strongly supported by Kiss FM and regional radio. Expect a strong midweek chart position!

Baby Blue recently laid down this acoustic version of the track.

 

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Sunday 13th January 2013

Sway New Video and On Tour With Example

Sway spent the weekend shooting the video for his upcoming single “Still Sway & Kane”.  As always a stellar crew came to lend support with Kano, Chip, Wretch 32, JME and Smiler appearing alongside the legend that is Sway.

You can check out Sway live next month when he tours with Example – starting Feb 11th with a gig at Bournemouth BIC and rejoining the tour on Feb 23rd at Earls Court, London (followed by Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on the 25th, Brighton Centre on the 26th, Birmingham LG Arena on the 28th and Manchester Arena on 1st March).  Details.

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Thursday 3rd January 2013

Stylo G Joins the 3 Beat Family

We’re very pleased to announce that immensely talented UK dancehall star Stylo G has joined us at 3 Beat.  The South Londoner is best known for the underground smash of late 2011 – “Call Mi a Yardie”.

The Guardian recently name-checked Stylo G in a piece that tipped Bashment as one of 2013’s things to watch. Fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt is also a fan.

Stylo G is currently winning praise for his feature on label mate Jodie Connor’s “Talk” – the track was NEW in at Number 9 on the first Music Week Urban Club Chart of the year. Download your copy. We’re expecting big things from Stylo G in 2013!

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