Friday 27th December 2013
“I Remember” features Nicholas Petricca from Ohio-based indie rock band Walk the Moon and is available on iTunes now.
We asked Unicorn Kid to name his Top 5 tracks of 2013 and his pick for 2014.
This is his brilliant selection:
1. Oneohtrix Point Never – Problem Areas
2 – Tessela – Hackney Parrot
3 – Ikonika – Lights Are Forever
4 – Lone – Airglow Fires
5 – Palmistry – Catch
TOP TIP FOR 2014:
Oli has New York-based electronic music producer DV-i as his tip for 2014.
Check him out on SoundCloud
If you want to know more about DV-i check out this interview with The Creators Project.
Thursday 19th December 2013
MOBO award winner Fuse ODG has just grabbed the Number 1 spot on Music Week’s Urban Club Chart with his irresistibly uplifting new single “Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)”.
The follow up to his smash singles “Azonto” and “Antenna” is a dancehall powered Afrobeats jam produced by by top Ghanaian producer KillBeatz.
“Million Pound Girl” is currently playlisted on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Capital Xtra as well as Manchester’s Unity Radio.
Check out the video which features cameos from stars such as Sean Paul, Patrice Muamba and Eddi Kadi as well as 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth and Sarah Jane Crawford:
“Million Pound Girl” is out Dec 29th but you can grab it on preorder here. Remixes come courtesy of Steve Smart & Westfunk, Konshens and Rymez and there’s even a BONUS track – “Come Closer” – which features Wande Coal.
Fuse’s debut album is due for release in Spring 2014.
Tuesday 26th November 2013
BBC Radio 1 is championing “Rudeboy”, the insanely brilliant new single from UK D&B heroes Sigma.
It was the station’s Record of the Day yesterday and picked up plays from Nick Grimshaw, Fearne Cotton, Scott Mills and Greg James. And Dev loved it so much that he gave the track a spin on his show this morning!
The single is classic Jungle/D&B and features vocals from South London rapper and singer DOCTOR.
If you didn’t hear it yet check out all the remixes – including edits from Ray Foxx and Decibel – on our Soundcloud.
The official video has racked up close to 220,000 views on UKF. Watch it here.
“Rudeboy” is out December 15th, but you can pre-order your copy on iTunes.
Sunday 20th October 2013
Massive congratulations to our very own Afrobeats star Fuse ODG on winning the MOBO award for Best African Act.
Fuse was up against some of Africa’s biggest stars in the category – the other nominees were Atumpan, Ice Prince, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid.
His blistering performance at the awards show, absolutely the best of the night, underlined just how much he deserved to win.
Ghanaian Fuse won the hearts of UK voters with his uplifting, positive and infectious blend of West African and hip-hop influences. His single “Antenna” shot to number 7 in the UK chart earlier this year and he’s currently teaching the world to “Azonto”.
In the most passionate, heartfelt and moving acceptance speech of the night, Fuse shared his vision of changing the Western perception of Africa through music – This is New Africa!
We’re couldn’t be more proud.
Tuesday 8th October 2013
Afrobeats star Fuse ODG is nominated a massive SIX times in this year’s UK Urban Music Awards.
He’s up for Artist of the Year, Best African/Afrobeats Act and Best Male Artist, as well as being nominated for his smash single “Antenna” in the Best Collaboration (with Wyclef), Best Music Video and Best Single categories.
For more head over to the UMA website and check out their feature on Fuse.
Make sure you VOTE FOR FUSE.
Fuse ODG’s latest single “Azonto” is available now on iTunes. Did you get your copy yet?
You can watch the video for “Azonto” here:
Wednesday 11th September 2013
Producer/ DJ TS7 was today announced as the latest addition to the Kiss DJ family.
The 23 year old is the latest of the hot new crop of “Kiss Fresh DJ’s” joining the station
TS7 will take up the 3-4am slot on a Friday night every 4 weeks from this Friday 13th September, playing a mix of the UK Garage, House and Bassline sounds he has become known for since his career began in 2006 as a 16 year old producer making music from his bedroom in Bradford.
2013 has already been a great year for Thomas Sampson aka TS7, who signed to highly successful dance/urban label 3 Beat Records, whose roster includes Duck Sauce, Matrix & Futurebound, Stylo G and Fuse ODG.
His remix resume includes A-list names such as Yolanda Be Cool, Afrojack and Estelle, while his own first offering on the label was the infectious “Heartlight” which featured the stunning vocals of rising star Taylor Fowlis. The track gained massive radio, TV and club support with playlists from Kiss Fresh, MTV Base (Alist/ No 1 in Base chart) and 1xtra (A List).
His instrumental “Receptive EP” was recently released to a great reception on iTunes and Beatport and his new single “Reach” is his next scheduled release.
Also look out for a club tour in association with his live agency Milk ‘N’ 2 Sugars happening this winter.
For more info contact: Info@2tone-entertainment.com
For bookings contact: Bk@mn2s.com
Thursday 15th August 2013
In the fifth episode of ‘Short Cuts’, A-Trak’s YouTube series, DJ Shiftee takes control of his highly-coveted all-gold Technics to drop a perfect chop-up of “It’s You”.
The official video for “It’s You” has amassed over 3 million views on YouTube and been nominated for Best Visual Effects at the MTV Awards 2013.
Duck Sauce, the Grammy-nominated duo consisting of Fool’s Gold boss A-Trak and house legend Armand Van Helden, burst onto this summer’s music scene with their catchy single ”It’s You” and a hair-raising video by acclaimed director Philip Andelman. Their debut studio album, Quack looks set to push the boundaries of house music and sampling to create an absurdly visual listening experience, interwoven with skits, scratching and irresistible loops.
Expect nothing but more mayhem from this pair of New York prankster pioneers.
Download your copy of “It’s You” here.
Thursday 25th July 2013
Fuse ODG filmed the video for his new single “Azonto” yesterday!
We headed down to Dalston in East London to check out the action and grab some behind-the-scenes shots….
“Azonto” is set for release in the UK on September 29th.
Thursday 18th July 2013
It’s been a busy couple of days for 3 Beat’s top girl Baby Blue!
Her brilliant new single “Bump” has just been added to the BBC Radio 1 playlist and has taken the Number 1 spot on the Music Week Urban Club Chart. It’s also number 7 on the Shazam new release chart and number 29 on Shazam’s UK Top 200 (up from number 98 last week!). Great news for Blue and British female rappers.
“Bump” has been well supported over at 1Xtra too – Mistajam premiered the track and DJ Target and Charlie Sloth are both big fans. The single was play listed by 1Xtra, Kiss Fresh and Choice FM back in June. Early spins on Choice came from Firin Squad and from KC who has been championing “Bump” ever since! And the love is building over at Kiss FM. The Kiss Twitter feed was buzzing after Justin Wilkes played it on his daytime show. It’s also had a play on Live@Kiss and evening spins from Jez Welham and AJ.
“Bump” is out on August 11th, but you can pre-order your copy on iTunes now.
The official video for “Bump” has had more than 420 thousand views on Vevo, did you see it yet?