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Wednesday 11th September 2013

TS7 JOINS KISS FM’S DJ FAMILY

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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

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Monday 29th July 2013

Baby Blue Chats to 1Xtra’s DJ Target

3Beat137 Baby Blue - Bump (Blog Packshot)Our girl Baby Blue joined DJ Target in studio for his ‘Homegrown’ show on BBC 1Xtra last night.

Listen back to the whole interview on our Soundcloud.

 

 

 

 

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Thursday 18th July 2013

Baby Blue’s “Bump” Playlisted By Radio 1

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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?

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Monday 3rd June 2013

“BUMP” IS TWIN B’S BEST OF BRITISH!

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Twin B has made Baby Blue’s brilliant new single “Bump” his Best of British (record of the week) on this week’s BBC 1Xtra Breakfast Show.

Listen out for the track every day between 6am and 10am!

The official video for “Bump” features Baby Blue in fine form.

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“Bump” is out on July 14tth but you can pre-order your copy on iTunes NOW!

 

 

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Wednesday 17th April 2013

Stylo G talks Yardie & Poison Chang with The Voice Online

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It might be raining outside but there’s no damping down the appetite for Stylo G’s new single “Soundbwoy”. Last night Kiss FM’s DJ Hype played the massive Sigma remix of the track. If you haven’t heard it yet have a listen here.

Today Stylo’s interview with The Voice Online went live. In it he talks to Dionne Grant about why he wants to celebrate the term ‘Yardie’ and opens up about his father, Jamaican dancehall star Poison Chang, who died when Stylo was just 13.

The day ended with People’s Prince Charlie Sloth playing “Soundbwoy” yet again on his drivetime show on 1Xtra. Thanks for all the support Charlie!

Definitely a good day at the office…

 

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Wednesday 17th April 2013

Fuse ODG to Support Wiley, Skepta, JME on tour (and more)

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If you listen to 1Xtra, Choice FM or Kiss FM you will already have 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 – which features Fugees legend Wyclef Jean – and start working on your moves.

Fuse has just been confirmed to support Wiley, Skepta and JME on the Norwich (April 18th), Birmingham (April 19th) and London (April 20th) dates of their imminent BBK tour and he might just get you up on stage to dance with him!

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

And 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.

“Antenna” is out June 2nd, pre-order your copy here.

Summer is just an Afrobeat away…

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Saturday 13th April 2013

“Soundbwoy” Fires Up

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Things are hotting up for UK dancehall star Stylo G as excitement about his latest single “Soundbwoy” continues to build.

The single was added to the BBC Radio 1Xtra playlist last week. And this week “Soundbwoy” burst into the Music Week Urban Club Chart at number 7 – the week’s highest new entry.

Zane Lowe played the Sigma remix of the track on his show on Radio 1 on Wednesday night (he played the original mix in a previous show). Initial Radio 1 support for the single came from Toddla T and Rob Da Bank. Choice FM has been hammering it for weeks, so has Rinse FM.

And on Saturday “Soundbwoy” was the soundbed for the ‘Showboat’ feature on Sky Sport’s popular magazine show Soccer AM.  

That sent the single shooting to Number 2 on the iTunes Reggae chart!

“Soundbwoy” is released on May 26th but is available to pre-order on iTunes now with remixes from DiGenius, Sigma and Ross Couch.

If you still haven’t seen the video take a look.

 

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Wednesday 3rd April 2013

Stylo G Is This week’s Best of British on 1Xtra

If you’ve been tuning in to the Breakfast Show on 1Xtra this week you’ll already know that “Soundbwoy” the immense new single from UK dancehall star Stylo G is Twin B’s ‘Best of British’ record of the week!

And this morning Stylo got up nice and early to join Twin in the 1Xtra studio for a chat. If you missed it you can listen back here.

If you didn’t see it already, check out the “Soundbwoy” video here.

As well as being Twin B’s ‘Best of British’, the single has been getting spins from the likes of Trevor Nelson, MistaJam, David Rodigan, CJ Beatz, Seani B and Robbo Ranx at 1Xtra. Radio 1 plays have come courtesy of Toddla T and Idris Elba (in the mix with Trevor Nelson) and over at Choice FM Daddy Ernie, Ras Kwame, Firin’ Squad and Woody are all big fans.

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Tuesday 2nd April 2013

“Soapbox” is Charlie Sloth’s Record of the Week

People’s Prince Charlie Sloth has chosen “Soapbox” – the new single from “Magnetic Eyes” star Baby Blue – to be his Record of The Week!   The track will play out every day this week on Charlie’s 1Xtra drivetime show between 4 and 7pm. Baby Blue will join him live in the 1Xtra studio on Thursday, April 4th.

Best known for her recent chart smash with Matrix & Futurebound, the London based singer, rapper, songwriter and all round superstar returns to her rap roots with “Soapbox”. The tough-talking street track has Blue throwing out punchline after punchline and features the production skills of hot new talent Diztortion (currently grabbing attention for his work on Stylo G’s “Soundbwoy” and Lethal Bizzle’s “They Got It Wrong” featuring Wiley).

If you didn’t already see the video for “Soapbox”, made by SBTV, you can check it out here.

Charlie Sloth debuted the track in March and Blue joined him on the phone…jokes! If you missed it the first time round you can listen back here.

Since then it’s been getting spins across 1Xtra (DJ Target, Viz, Nick Bright), Choice FM (Woody, Manny Norte, Firin Squad, Ras Kwame) and Rinse FM.

 

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Monday 25th February 2013

Idris Elba Goes Mad for 3 Beat!

Actor Idris Elba joined national treasure Trevor Nelson to co-host the second hour of his 1Xtra show on BBC Radio 1 on Saturday night.

Best know for his roles in TV shows The Wire and Luther, Elba is no stranger to the decks – he’s a massive music fan and has been DJing since he was a teenager.

And on Saturday night Idris Elba showed the world that he is a man of impeccable taste, dropping four – YES FOUR – 3 Beat tracks into his guest mix! First up was TS7’s new single “Heartlight” featuring Liverpool’s hottest rising star Taylor Fowlis. Next came “Beat Down”, Steve Aoki’s massive collaboration with Angger Dimas and Iggy Azalea. He closed his set with two 3 Beat tracks back-to-back. Brand new Stylo Gee “Soundbwoy” which Idris predicts will be a “summer smasher” and then Sway & Kano’s “Still Sway & Kane” featuring Tigger Da Author.

You can listen back to the whole show here.

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