Friday 24th January 2014
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.
Saturday 18th January 2014
“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!
Monday 13th January 2014
UK Drum and Bass heroes Matrix & Futurebound are all smiles after scoring their highest UK chart position to date. Their latest single “Control” climbed to Number 7 after entering the chart at Number 18 last week.
Jamie and Brendan joined Radio 1′s Jameela Jamil on the BBC Official Chart Show yesterday, if you missed it you can listen to the interview here.
If you didn’t already, you can buy “Control” here.
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.
Tuesday 26th November 2013
BBC Radio 1 is championing “Rudeboy”, the insanely brilliant new single from UK D&B heroes Sigma.
It was the station’s Record of the Day yesterday and picked up plays from Nick Grimshaw, Fearne Cotton, Scott Mills and Greg James. And Dev loved it so much that he gave the track a spin on his show this morning!
The single is classic Jungle/D&B and features vocals from South London rapper and singer DOCTOR.
If you didn’t hear it yet check out all the remixes – including edits from Ray Foxx and Decibel – on our Soundcloud.
The official video has racked up close to 220,000 views on UKF. Watch it here.
“Rudeboy” is out December 15th, but you can pre-order your copy on iTunes.
Thursday 18th July 2013
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?
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.
Tuesday 16th April 2013
Liverpool’s finest dance export Cahill are riding high with their new single “Feel The Love”. The track, which features American singing star Kimberely Locke, is currently number 1 in the Music Week Commercial Pop Chart!
If you didn’t already see the brilliant video for “Feel The Love” you can check it out on our YouTube page. Shot in and around London’s Notting Hill, the video features an opening cameo from our lad Anton Powers (one third of Cahill) – Hugh Grant eat your heart out!
Superstar DJ Steve Aoki has fallen for the TS7 mix of “Feel The Love” and the track is being well supported in the UK by DJ’s such as Radio 1’s Greg James and Danny Howard. Kiss FM’s Steve Smart is a fan and the track is already on the Ministry Of Sound playlist.
If you’re a “Feel The Love” fan too make sure you pre-order your copy (with remixes from TS7, Grum, Benjamin Leung & Fiasko and eSquire & Anton Powers) on iTunes now!
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.