Friday 2nd May 2014
The track features the hot new vocal talents of British singer/songwriter and star-in-the-making, Tanya Lacey. Prior to appearing on “Don’t Look Back”, Tanya’s finest moments have been writing and featuring on Loick Essien’s “How We Roll” and writing “T.H.E” by will.i.am ft Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez.
BBC 1 Xtra’s head of new tunes MistaJam gave “Don’t Look Back” its debut play on his show last night. Jam’s verdict? “…the best Matrix & Futurebound record so far” AND “So big it’s a monster” AND “If that’s not a hit I’ll eat my hat – with no seasoning.” In fact he liked it so much that he played it twice.
Don’t just take his word for it….listen to the play on our Soundcloud and see what you think.
“Don’t Look Back” is due for release on July 6th.
Wednesday 12th February 2014
Shot in downtown Kingston the video features a cameo from 1Xtra’s Toddla T, behind-the-scenes footage of the legendary Randy’s Records and some pretty spectacular twerking.
Check it out here:
We cut a version to the immense DJ Friction remix too:
“Move Back” is out March 2nd and is available to pre-order on iTunes now.
Thursday 6th February 2014
Whilst the rest of us here in the UK battled floods and torrential rain everyone’s favourite dancehall star, Stylo G, slipped off to Jamaica to shoot the video for this latest smash single ” Move Back”.
The final edit of the video is yet to land, in the meantime here’s some behind-the-scenes flavour to whet your appetite.
This is Stylo on set in the recording booth at the legendary Randy’s Record shop – which is now owned by VP Records, Jamaica’s reggae powerhouse:
The ever-stylish Stylo G takes a break on set – love the colourful threads popping all around him:
Stylo and dancers on set at Coronation Market in downtown Kingston – the beating heart of trade and commerce in the Jamaican capital:
Toddla T was in Jamaica too, recording 1Xtra’s reggae special with David Rodigan which featured Stylo. Toddla returned the favour by putting in a special appearance in the “Move Back” video:
“Move Back” is set for release March 2nd but you can pre-order it on iTunes now!
Remixes come courtesy of Grant Nelson, DJ Friction and Diztortion. You can hear them all on our SoundCloud .
(All photos courtesy Shaurav D’Silva, 3 Beat Urban A&R consultant)
Friday 27th December 2013
“I Remember” features Nicholas Petricca from Ohio-based indie rock band Walk the Moon and is available on iTunes now.
We asked Unicorn Kid to name his Top 5 tracks of 2013 and his pick for 2014.
This is his brilliant selection:
1. Oneohtrix Point Never – Problem Areas
2 – Tessela – Hackney Parrot
3 – Ikonika – Lights Are Forever
4 – Lone – Airglow Fires
5 – Palmistry – Catch
TOP TIP FOR 2014:
Oli has New York-based electronic music producer DV-i as his tip for 2014.
Check him out on SoundCloud
If you want to know more about DV-i check out this interview with The Creators Project.
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.