Wednesday 17th April 2013
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…
Saturday 13th April 2013
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.
Wednesday 3rd April 2013
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.
Tuesday 2nd April 2013
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.
Monday 18th February 2013
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.
Tuesday 29th January 2013
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.
Sunday 13th January 2013
“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.
Saturday 27th October 2012
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!
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.