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Friday 14th February 2014

“We Are Sound” – The Video!

3Beat152 Corbu - We Are Sound EP (Packshot)The video for “We Are Sound”, the stunning debut single from super talented Brooklyn five-piece Corbu just landed.

And it doesn’t disappoint. We love it…pyschedelic sunshine for dark days.

Check it out here:

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We’ve lined up some pretty special remixes for your listening pleasure too. Legendary British producer Charles Webster has worked his magic as has tech house favourite Doorly.

Grab your copy of “We Are Sound” on iTunes now!

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9:20 pm

Wednesday 12th February 2014

Stylo G’s New Video Brings The Sun Out

StyloG-MoveBack copyThe sun-drenched video for Stylo G’s new jam “Move Back” just landed and we are soaking it up.

Shot in downtown Kingston the video features a cameo from 1Xtra’s Toddla T, behind-the-scenes footage of the legendary Randy’s Records and some pretty spectacular twerking.

Check it out here:

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We cut a version to the immense DJ Friction remix too:

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“Move Back” is out March 2nd and is available to pre-order on iTunes now.

As well as the Friction remix, there are edits from Grant Nelson, Cahill and Diztortion.

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Thursday 6th February 2014

Stylo G Shoots “Move Back” Video in Jamaica

Whilst the rest of us here in the UK battled floods and torrential rain everyone’s favourite dancehall star, Stylo G, slipped off to Jamaica to shoot the video for this latest smash single ” Move Back”.

The final edit of the video is yet to land, in the meantime here’s some behind-the-scenes flavour to whet your appetite.

This is Stylo on set in the recording booth at the legendary Randy’s Record shop – which is now owned by VP Records, Jamaica’s reggae powerhouse:

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The ever-stylish Stylo G takes a break on set – love the colourful threads  popping all around him:

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Stylo and dancers on set at Coronation Market in downtown Kingston – the beating heart of trade and commerce in the Jamaican capital:

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Toddla T was in Jamaica too, recording 1Xtra’s reggae special with David Rodigan which featured Stylo. Toddla returned the favour by putting in a special appearance in the “Move Back” video:

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Remixes come courtesy of Grant Nelson, DJ Friction and Diztortion. You can hear them all on our SoundCloud .

(All photos courtesy Shaurav D’Silva, 3 Beat Urban A&R consultant)

 

 

 

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9:24 am

Wednesday 5th February 2014

Fuse ODG Wows Paxman On Newsnight

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MOBO award winner and This Is New Africa ambassador Fuse ODG joined legendary newsman Jeremy Paxman on the set of BBC2′s Newsnight last night.

Fuse was there to talk to Jeremy about his mission to change people’s perception of Africa through his music. He explained to Jeremy that Afrobeats is showing a different side to Africa by showcasing the diverse music, new business and fashion that is flourishing across the continent.

Fuse played Newsnight out with his latest hit “Million Pound Girl”, but sadly Jeremy missed his chance to join in with a spot of Azonto-ing…

You can watch Fuse’s interview and performance here:

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10:55 am

Sunday 26th January 2014

Cashtastic Drops New Video For “Red Handed”

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Leading UK rapper Cashtastic just unleashed the video for “Red Handed”, one of the tracks from his highly anticipated “Alarm Clock” EP.

The track showcases his incomparable lyrical skills and talent for creating an irresistible hook.

The video was directed by Cashtastic along with Quason Matthews and Team Winning. Check it out:

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The video has got us even more excited about Cashtastic’s forthcoming EP “Alarm Clock”. Due for release February 9th, you can pre-order your copy on iTunes now.

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8:12 pm

Friday 24th January 2014

Zane Lowe Gives Corbu’s “We Are Sound” Its World Debut

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It was love at first listen for Zane Lowe when he heard “We Are Sound”, the incredible debut single from Brooklyn-based five-piece Corbu.

Within half an hour of hearing the track, he was playing it on his show on BBC Radio 1.

His verdict: “it is instantly future and we think you’re going to love it” and “really really really really really really good!”

Don’t just take his word for it though – listen here and decide for yourself.

 

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6:57 pm

Thursday 23rd January 2014

“Move Back” Tops The Urban Club Chart Again!

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Stylo G’s new single “Move Back” holds the NUMBER 1 spot on the Music Week Urban Club Chart for a second week.

The track, which is due for release on March 2nd, has been in the chart for a massive five weeks.

If you didn’t hear it yet, have a listen here:

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You can pre-order “Move Back” on iTunes NOW.

 

 

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3:50 pm

Tuesday 21st January 2014

“Dr Who” Is Sarah Jane’s Smash!

3Beat173 Tujamo & Plastik Funk feat. Sneakbo - Dr Who (Blog Packshot)Make sure you lock in to Sarah Jane Crawford’s show on 1Xtra this week from 1pm til 4pm. She’s picked “Dr Who” by Tujamo & Plastik Funk featuring Sneakbo as her Single of the Week – ‘Sarah Jane’s Smash’ which means she’ll be playing it every day!

She gave the track its first spin today…in fact she loves it so much she played it TWICE in one show! Listen back to it here.

Sarah Jane’s verdict: “it’s an absolute tune”…”it is so infectious”…”I am absolutely loving this, the beat on it’s ridic, and the lovely Sneakbo is perfect for it as well.”

We couldn’t agree more. “Dr Who” is a guaranteed smash and it’s out on March 23rd. Grab your copy on pre-order here!

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Sunday 19th January 2014

Annie Mac Premiers the Friction remix of Stylo G’s “Move Back”

 

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Annie Mac gave the Friction remix of Stylo G’s massive new single “Move Back” its world exclusive first play on her show last night.

Annie’s verdict on the track – “huge” but what do you think? Listen back here

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

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11:26 am

Saturday 18th January 2014

And The Winner Is… “Dr Who”!!

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“Dr Who” by Tujamo & Plastik Funk featuring Sneakbo went head-to-head with Rudimental “Powerless” featuring Becky Hill on Saturday’s Dance Anthems show with Danny Howard.

The Radio 1 audience overwhelmingly voted “Dr Who” this week’s Trending Track winner!

Listen back here.

“Dr Who” is out on March 23rd but you can pre-order your copy on iTunes now!

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