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.
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.
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.
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.