Monday 30th December 2013
Shaurav is 3 Beat’s Urban A&R consultant.
He’s made his mark in the two years he’s been with us helping to bring acts like Stylo G, Sigma and TS7 to the label.
Here are Shaurav’s top tracks of 2013:
Justin Timberlake “Mirrors”
MackleMore and Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop”
Disclosure Ft. Sam Smith “Latch”
Baauer “Harlem Shake”
Fuse ODG “Antenna”
Stylo G “Soundbwoy”
TS7 Ft. Taylor Fowlis “Heartlight”
Calvin Harris Ft. Ayah Marar “Thinkin About You”
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.
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:
Monday 15th July 2013
The SBTV stage was rammed for Fuse ODG’s performance – the whole tent erupted when he started playing ”Antenna”. We spotted some pretty slick Azonto moves going down in the crowd too!
Ahead of his performance Kiss FM’s Tinea and Neev caught up with Fuse ODG backstage which was a lot of fun. Watch it here:
Monday 10th June 2013
It’s OFFICIAL – Fuse ODG’s massive summer smash “Antenna” is in the UK Top Ten!! The track was a new entry at number 7 on the Official Chart, the second highest new entry just behind Union J who charted at number 6 with their new single “Carry You”.
This really IS New Africa – “Antenna” is the highest chart position for any Afrobeats track to date, D’Banj’s “Oliver Twist” debuted at Number 9 back in May 2012.
Fuse joined Jameela Jamil in the BBC Radio 1 studio to yesterday to talk about the single. He also had a lot of FUN teaching Jameela how to dance to Antenna.
If you want to see how it’s really done check out the winners of the Antenna dance competition.
OR take a look at the official video which features the legendary Wyclef Jean throwing some pretty slick moves in a backpack!
Stars of the urban scene took to Twitter to congratulate Fuse on his success – among them label-mate (and fellow Ghanaian) Sway, Lethal Bizzle and Toddla T.
If you didn’t get your copy of “Antenna” yet, you can download it here.
Wednesday 5th June 2013
Competition for the Top 5 spots is fierce this week – Passenger’s “Let Her Go” is also a strong contender. Daft Punk and Union J are hanging on at numbers 3 and 4. So if you want to see “Antenna” in the Top 5 download it here.
Sunday is the big day. Be sure to tune in to Jameela Jamil on BBC Radio 1 to hear the Official Chart update this Sunday from 4pm.
And if you still haven’t mastered the Azonto dance, check out the “Antenna” official video which features Fugees star Wyclef Jean, and get practicing!
If you want to see Fuse ODG live, catch him supporting legendary dancehall star Sean Paul tonight at the 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire or tomorrow night at the Ritz in Manchester.
Thursday 30th May 2013
We just heard that the single has been added to Kiss FM’s A-List playlist!! Massive news!
Dancehall superstar Sean Paul has booked Fuse ODG to be his support act when he plays the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on June 5th. You can get tickets here.
AND Fuse has now been added to the line-up of this year’s Wireless Festival! He’s appearing on Sunday July 14th. Click here for more info and tickets.
The official video for “Antenna” has had almost 2.5 million views on You Tube. If you didn’t see it yet take a look now and get practising your moves ready for Sunday’s release.
“Antenna” is available to pre-order on iTunes NOW.
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…
Tuesday 26th March 2013
It looks like Fuse ODG, the man behind last year’s “Azonto” dance explosion in the UK has got the whole world jumping again – this time to his latest single “Antenna”.
It’s impossible to keep still to this infectious slice of Afrobeats and we’re not the only ones who feel that way! When Fuse launched the “Antenna” dance contest entries poured in from all over the UK, Europe and Africa.
The winning entry was from Manchester. Showcasing some breathtakingly brilliant dancing the video has racked up more than 2 million views on YouTube. Watch it here.
The runner up – from London – has had over a million, check it out here.
The official video, which features Fugees legend Wyclef Jean as well as the amazing dancers from the winning entries, has been watched more than a million times. Did you see it yet?
Now it looks like “Antenna” fever is set to strike down the international footballing community with the first case being reported in Norway…check out John Carew and his son throwing down their version of “Antenna” right here.