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:
Wednesday 11th September 2013
Producer/ DJ TS7 was today announced as the latest addition to the Kiss DJ family.
The 23 year old is the latest of the hot new crop of “Kiss Fresh DJ’s” joining the station
TS7 will take up the 3-4am slot on a Friday night every 4 weeks from this Friday 13th September, playing a mix of the UK Garage, House and Bassline sounds he has become known for since his career began in 2006 as a 16 year old producer making music from his bedroom in Bradford.
2013 has already been a great year for Thomas Sampson aka TS7, who signed to highly successful dance/urban label 3 Beat Records, whose roster includes Duck Sauce, Matrix & Futurebound, Stylo G and Fuse ODG.
His remix resume includes A-list names such as Yolanda Be Cool, Afrojack and Estelle, while his own first offering on the label was the infectious “Heartlight” which featured the stunning vocals of rising star Taylor Fowlis. The track gained massive radio, TV and club support with playlists from Kiss Fresh, MTV Base (Alist/ No 1 in Base chart) and 1xtra (A List).
His instrumental “Receptive EP” was recently released to a great reception on iTunes and Beatport and his new single “Reach” is his next scheduled release.
Also look out for a club tour in association with his live agency Milk ‘N’ 2 Sugars happening this winter.
For more info contact: Info@2tone-entertainment.com
For bookings contact: Bk@mn2s.com
Thursday 25th July 2013
Fuse ODG filmed the video for his new single “Azonto” yesterday!
We headed down to Dalston in East London to check out the action and grab some behind-the-scenes shots….
“Azonto” is set for release in the UK on September 29th.
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.