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Thursday 30th May 2013

CEDRIC TAKES HOWARD OUT CLUBBING

3Beat142 Cedric Gervais & Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better - PackshotPop legend Howard Jones may not be the first name that springs to mind when you think of the perfect musical partner for superstar DJ Cedric Gervais.

BUT when Cedric decided he wanted to create a brand new dance version of Howard’s smash hit “Things Can Only Get Better”, something magical happened.

Featuring Howard’s instantly recognizable vocals riding over Cedric’s progressive instrumental this could be the smash of the summer.

Check out the 80s inspired video and imagine that the sun is shining outside…

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8:18 pm

Thursday 30th May 2013

FUSE ODG GETS BUSY!

601940_10151611712506585_109184451_nThings are hotting up for Fuse ODG in the run up to the release of the mighty “Antenna” this weekend.

We just heard that the single has been added to Kiss FM’s A-List playlist!! Massive news!

Dancehall superstar Sean Paul has booked Fuse ODG to be his support act when he plays the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on June 5th. You can get tickets here.

AND Fuse has now been added to the line-up of this year’s Wireless Festival! He’s appearing on Sunday July 14th. Click here for more info and tickets.

The official video for “Antenna” has had almost 2.5 million views on You Tube. If you didn’t see it yet take a look now and get practising your moves ready for Sunday’s release.

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“Antenna” is available to pre-order on iTunes NOW.

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3:18 pm

Friday 17th May 2013

Win tickets to Love Saves The Day Festival!

Love Saves The Day is one of Bristol’s coolest festivals taking place in Castle Park this bank holiday and you and a mate could be there…

We’re giving away two tickets to the Sunday leg of the festival on 26th May including hotel accommodation in Bristol plus return train tickets from anywhere in the UK. The belter of a line-up includes Julio Bashmore ft. Nile Rodgers, B-Traits, Clean Bandit, DJ EZ, Ms Dynamite, Soul II Soul LIVE and a lot more!

To enter simply watch the Cahill Feel The Love video below and tell us what London tube station the couple are seen sat at. Email answers to nicola@slidingdoors.biz

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Good luck!

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Terms

1.    Comp closes at 23:59 GMT on Sunday 19th May

2.    Entrants must be able to travel on Sunday 26th May and Monday 27th May

3.    Tickets are to be collected at the media box office at the main gate of the festival site

4.    Winner will be announced on www.3beat.co.uk on Monday 20th May at 10:00 GMT

5.    Competition is not open to Northern Ireland residents

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Sunday 5th May 2013

Skepta’s Brand New Video is Here!

 

Skepta & Kano kicking back on set

Skepta & Kano kicking back on set

The AMAZING video for Skepta’s brand new single “Lay Her Down” just landed. Taken from Skepta’s forthcoming album Konnichiwa, the single is a strong summer vibe which features Skepta and Kano laying down verses over a laid back 80’s inspired disco track.

Get your skates on and get ready to bathe in a warm splash of retro sunshine…

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7:56 pm

Sunday 5th May 2013

Taylor Fowlis Wows Liverpool’s Soundcity

BJSc-CBCUAAyqLW.jpg-largeRising star Taylor Fowlis took the Liverpool Soundcity festival by storm at the weekend with her performance at The Garage.

She shared the bill with some big names – Aluna George and Bastille.

But it was Taylor’s name that was the buzz around Soundcity. If you missed her amazing performance, take a look now.

Here she is performing “Heartlight”, her hit with Ts7

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And singing the beautiful “Compare Her To Me”.

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Saturday 4th May 2013

Fuse News!

 

If you listen to 1Xtra, Choice FM or Kiss FM you will have already danced around your kitchen/bedroom/living room/garden to the joyfully infectious Afrobeats smash that is Fuse ODG’s “Antenna”. If you haven’t heard it yet take a look at the official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LCoksSQMzs  – which features Fugees legend Wyclef Jean – and start working on your moves.

 

And listeners of 1Xtra and Kiss are going to be hearing the single a whole lot more because it just got added to the 1Xtra B-list playlist and the Kiss ‘Breaking Beats’ playlist.

 

The good news doesn’t stop there. “Antenna” is riding high at number 2 on the Music Week Urban Club Chart as well as being a new entry at number 7 on the Cool Cuts Chart.

 

Summer is just an Afrobeat away…

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5:32 pm

Saturday 4th May 2013

Skepta’s “Lay Her Down” Video – A Taster

 

3Beatcd017 Skepta - Blacklisted (Packshot)We’ve just been sneaking a peek at the first edit of the brand new Skepta video for the his new single “Lay Her Down” featuring Kano and we love love love it!

The vibe is old skool and dreamy – think sunshine, bare legs and roller-skates. The video goes live on Tuesday,  until then here’s a photo-taster.

Skepta & Kano kicking back on set

Skepta & Kano kicking back on set

Dancers

Dancers

Skepta & Kano watching the action

Skepta & Kano watching the action

 

Set - night shot

Set – night shot

Director Konstantin Ermakov & Producer Junior Quartey Nunoo of New Treatment

Director Konstantin Ermakov & Producer Junior Quartey Nunoo of New Treatment

Special thanks to Junior Quartey Nunoo of production company New Treatment for the behind-the-scenes photos!

 

 

 

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2:35 pm

Saturday 4th May 2013

Fuse ODG & Stylo G Set Choice FM’s Norte Show Aligh

The Choice FM Norte Show Live was the place to be last night – the Bank Holiday Special almost blew the roof off London’s Jazz Café with help from Fuse ODG and Stylo G.

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Fuse ODG killing it on stage

Wretch 32 was in the audience showing his support.

Wretch 32 & Fuse ODG catch up

Fuse ODG with Wretch 32

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Wednesday 1st May 2013

Stylo G Freestlyes for Manny Norte

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Choice FM’s Manny Norte has championed Stylo G from the beginning. Massive respect!

The two of them caught up in the studio earlier…check the MAAAD freestyle!

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You can pre-order Stylo G’s latest single “Soundbwoy” here.

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kay
9:01 pm

Wednesday 1st May 2013

Skepta’s “Lay Her Down” is Charlie’s Cracker!

3Beatcd017 Skepta - Blacklisted (Packshot)It started life as a skit on his recent mixtape Blacklisted, but the response to “Lay Her Down” from fans was so BIG that Skepta decided to record a full length version, inviting Kano along to do a guest vocal.

Choice FM’s Jenny Francis gave the track it’s world exclusive spin on her Hype@12 show, which was followed by plays from fellow Choice DJs Firin Squad, Ras Kwame and Woody. Charlie Sloth gave the track its first 1Xtra spin, AND NOW he’s made it his Record of The Week. Yes, Charlie’s Cracker is “Lay Her Down”, thank you Charlie Sloth.

The excitement doesn’t stop there! Skepta and Kano headed down to Battersea earlier this week to shoot the official video. Skepta tweeted this photo of the stars of the show kicking back on set.

Bursting with colour, the video has an old skool 80’s/90’s vibe – think Fresh Prince meets the Kids from Fame.

The director Konstantin Ermakov loved “Lay Her Down” so much when he heard it on Blacklisted that he was inspired to put this video together.  So great that he got to shoot the official video too.

The set was teeming with beautiful women, but it looks like Skepta only had eyes for the car, tweeting this pic after the shoot wrapped up.  

We’re looking forward to saying ‘Konichiwa’ to the final edit ;)

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kay
3:01 pm