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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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Monday 18th February 2013

“Heartlight” Beats Nicky Romero to win Danny Howard’s ‘Trending Track’ on BBC Radio 1

It was a BIG weekend for “Heartlight”! The debut single from TS7 – which features the fabulously talented Liverpudlian singer Taylor Fowlis – was released yesterday on iTunes.

On Saturday “Heartlight” beat off competition from Nicky Romero’s latest offering “Same Man” to be named Trending Track  on Danny Howard’s Dance Anthems show on BBC Radio 1. You can listen back here.

The win sent the track soaring to number 17 on the iTunes UK dance albums chart.

On Sunday the video for “Heartlight” also went live on You Tube via Sub Soul. If you didn’t see it already take a look here. And if you like it start requesting it on your favourite music channels now!

We also shot a behind the scenes film with Taylor and TS7 which went live this morning. Check it out here.

With support for the single continuing to grow, you’re going to be a hearing a lot more of “Heartlight”! It’s on daytime rotation at BBC 1Xtra, Rinse FM and Unity FM and is receiving strong specialist support at Kiss, Capital and BBC Radio 1.

Look out for performances from TS7 and Taylor on DJ Target’s show on 1Xtra on Sunday 24th.

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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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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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Saturday 27th October 2012

“Charge” – It’s a Wrap!

Sway & the MINI…

There was major excitement at 3Beat HQ today when the video for Sway’s brand new banger “Charge” landed.

Filmed in East London last week, the video is a beautifully shot call to follow your dreams. We especially love the rooftop shots, featured vocalist Mr Hudson’s close ups and Sway’s leather jacket! What do you think? Take a look here.

Sway video shoots are notorious for attracting famous faces who want to show their support to the UK’s premier lyricist. And the “Charge” shoot was no exception. Ed Sheeran came along for a cameo and brought a mate with him – One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles!

Ed Sheeran, Sway & Harry Styles on set

Earlier in the week, the single was added to BBC Radio 1Xtra’s C-list (a massive six weeks ahead of release). It was also Twin B’s record of the week on the 1Xtra breakfast show.

Sway popped in to chat to Twin B on Friday. Listen back here

Zane Lowe, MistaJam and Target have also been showing their support.

“Charge” is the third cut to be taken from Sway’s forthcoming album ‘The Deliverance’. It’s out on December 2nd.

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Hip hop legend Sway is back with a new single – “Charge” – an energetic and uplifting anthem which sees him reunited with Kanye West protégé Mr Hudson (the two previously collaborated on “Everyman … Continue reading

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Sunday 16th September 2012

1Xtra’s Adele Roberts makes ‘Gemini’ her Weekend Anthem

1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts made Luke Bingham’s upcoming single ‘Gemini’ (which features Luke’s 3Beat label mate and UK hip-hop legend Sway) her Weekend Anthem this weekend. Adele played the track twice – once on Saturday (41 minutes into the show) AND again on Sunday (40 minutes in). The reaction was great… Adele and her listeners absolutely loved the track – go #TeamGemini!!

Produced by DaVinChe (who’s had hits with Kano, Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and Wiley) ‘Gemini’ is out on 3Beat on October 22nd.

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Friday 7th September 2012

Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas UK release & more….


‘Beat Down’ – the latest 3Beat release – is the new single from Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas and features a fierce vocal from Aussie rap sensation Iggy Azalea. A bona fide electronic party-starter, the track is holding steady just outside the 40.
Remixes come from UK garage kings DEVolution, underground star Donaeo and Paris Esquire AfroRnBeat.

Check out the video.

Get your copy here.

If you’ve been listening to Radio 1 over the past couple of weeks you’ve probably heard ‘Need U’ the incredible new single from electronic genius Unicorn Kid. At Radio 1 Jem & Ally, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Fearne Cotton and Huw Stephens have all been showing their love. Eddy Temple-Morris is championing the track at Xfm.
Release date is Oct 7th, but you can pre-order it now.

The 3Beat pipeline is bulging with great music – Romanian pop goddess Alexandra Stan’s new single ‘Lemonade’ gets its release on October 7th too. The track, a splash of pure sunshine, is the follow up to the massive Mr Saxobeat – the most shazam-ed record of 2011. ‘Lemonade’ has already gone top 10 in Japan and Italy and the video has notched up a massive 20 million views on YouTube already (watch it here).
‘Lemonade’ is available to pre-order now.

Rising star Luke Bingham returns with ‘Gemini’ which features label mate and all round superstar Sway and the untouchable production talents of Davinche.
The video went live last week – you can watch it here.
The track is fast winning fans at 1Xtra with Target, DJ Cameo and DJQ leading the way. With remixes from Todd Edwards, Zed Bias & Manhattan Clique ‘Gemini’ will be available soon.

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Monday 3rd September 2012

Sway performs with Ed Sheeran & is Trevor’s Ledge of the Week

Our very own Sway joined Brit Award winning folk-rapper Ed Sheeran as part of his incredible show at London’s Roundhouse venue last night.

Sway contributed his vocal talents to an epic finale of ‘You Need Me’ during which Devlin, Chip and Wretch 32 also took to the  stage with Sheeran.

Sway posted this pic on his instagram page.

The show ended a big week for Sway which saw him named “Ledge of the Week” by 1Xtra veteran Trevor Nelson…making him officially a superstar! Previous legends chosen by Trevor for this honour include Mos Def, JLo, D’Angelo, Chaka Khan, and Nas.

 

 

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