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?
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 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.