Wednesday 5th February 2014
MOBO award winner and This Is New Africa ambassador Fuse ODG joined legendary newsman Jeremy Paxman on the set of BBC2′s Newsnight last night.
Fuse was there to talk to Jeremy about his mission to change people’s perception of Africa through his music. He explained to Jeremy that Afrobeats is showing a different side to Africa by showcasing the diverse music, new business and fashion that is flourishing across the continent.
Fuse played Newsnight out with his latest hit “Million Pound Girl”, but sadly Jeremy missed his chance to join in with a spot of Azonto-ing…
You can watch Fuse’s interview and performance here:
Monday 13th January 2014
Afrobeats superstar Fuse ODG’s latest single “Million Pound Girl” has smashed its way to NUMBER 5 on the UK official chart.
The single climbed a massive NINE places after entering the chart last week at number 14 – the second highest entry of that week.
It’s Fuse’s second time in the UK Top 10 – “Antenna” peaked at Number 7 last year.
Big thanks to everyone who has bought the single and supported with radio and club plays. If you still don’t have your copy, grab it here.
Monday 6th January 2014
Fuse ODG scored his third Top 40 hit with “Million Pound Girl” – the second highest entry on Sunday’s chart at number 14. Get it on iTunes now!
And Matrix & Futurebound played a blinder, getting their DNB anthem “Control” in at Number 18 – their highest charting single to date. You can grab your copy here.
There’s still plenty to play for, both tracks could easily go Top 10 next week. Watch this space.
In the meantime you can watch the videos
Sunday 5th January 2014
We’re loving 2014…
It’s less than a week old but already we’ve got lots to celebrate with TWO tracks in the iTunes Top 10 – a first for us!
Fuse ODG is currently at Number 6 with his massive new single “Million Pound Girl”, an infectious afrobeats jam with a dancehall twist. If you don’t have your copy yet, get it here! The remix bundle features edits from Steve Smart & Westfunk, Konshens and Rymez plus bonus track “Come Closer” featuring Wande Coal.
AND Matrix & Futurebound are flying the flag for d’n'b at Number 8 with “Control” featuring Max Marshall. If you didn’t download it already, what are you waiting for? You can get it here. Check out the remixes too – from Torqux, Yousef Circus and Apexx.
Tuesday 31st December 2013
3 Beat’s resident remix outfit Cahill have been behind some of the biggest hits of the year.
In 2013 they remixed a whopping 21 tracks from artists as diverse as Fuse ODG, Lawson, Leona Lewis, Nicole Scherzinger, Rizzle Kicks, Selena Gomez, Chris Brown, Stylo G and Wretch 32.
They also released their own headline single “Feel The Love” featuring Kimberley Locke.
Here they name their favourite remixes of the year:
Stylo G “Soundbwoy”
Nicole Scherzinger “Boomerang”
Rizzle Kicks “Skip To The Good Bit”
Leona Lewis “One More Sleep”
Wretch 32 Ft. Jacob Banks “Doing OK”
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: