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Monday 10th June 2013

FUSE ODG’S “ANTENNA” GOES TOP 10!!

FUSE-ODG-BlogIt’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.

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If you want to see how it’s really done check out the winners of the Antenna dance competition.

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OR take a look at the official video which features the legendary Wyclef Jean throwing some pretty slick moves in a backpack!

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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.

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Monday 15th April 2013

Are You Ready to Feel “Alright”?

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“Alright” the new single from Grammy nominated producer Mark Knight featuring Sway made its debut at the weekend. Danny Howard gave the track a world exclusive first spin on his Dance Anthems show on BBC Radio 1, choosing it as his ‘Future Anthem’. Listen back here.

The lyric video went live at the same time. You can watch it here.

“Alright” was released as an instrumental last year by Knight’s own label Toolroom to good support from radio and club DJ’s. When Knight decided he wanted to take the track to the next level he called on the immense lyrical talents of UK hip-hop hero Sway who willingly obliged, laying his rapid-fire flow and clever word play over the instrumental.

The outstanding remix package features a DnB edit from UK producer Koncept, a house mix from Liverpool rising star Liam Keegan and a trap mix from hot Canadian outfit Damn Kids.

“Alright” is set for release via 3 Beat/Toolroom on June 30th.

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Monday 25th February 2013

Idris Elba Goes Mad for 3 Beat!

Actor Idris Elba joined national treasure Trevor Nelson to co-host the second hour of his 1Xtra show on BBC Radio 1 on Saturday night.

Best know for his roles in TV shows The Wire and Luther, Elba is no stranger to the decks – he’s a massive music fan and has been DJing since he was a teenager.

And on Saturday night Idris Elba showed the world that he is a man of impeccable taste, dropping four – YES FOUR – 3 Beat tracks into his guest mix! First up was TS7’s new single “Heartlight” featuring Liverpool’s hottest rising star Taylor Fowlis. Next came “Beat Down”, Steve Aoki’s massive collaboration with Angger Dimas and Iggy Azalea. He closed his set with two 3 Beat tracks back-to-back. Brand new Stylo Gee “Soundbwoy” which Idris predicts will be a “summer smasher” and then Sway & Kano’s “Still Sway & Kane” featuring Tigger Da Author.

You can listen back to the whole show here.

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Monday 28th January 2013

Sway Unveils New Single “Still Sway & Kane”

1Xtra listeners got a treat on Friday when legendary UK rapper Sway joined Charlie Sloth for a full 30 minutes of chat and banter.

Listen back here.

Sway also treated Charlie to an exclusive first play of his brilliant new single “Still Sway & Kane”. The track features the lyrical talents of seminal East London rapper and star of Channel 4’s “Top Boy” Kano, along with upcoming talent Tigger Da Author (who joined Sway and Charlie on the show). The single got a lot of love from Charlie and his listeners!

Inspired by Sway’s  favourite producer – hip-hop superstar Dr Dre – the track samples the Dre classic “Still D.R.E”. “Still Sway & Kane” had existed in demo form for some time but a chance meeting with Dre prompted Sway to release it as a single, putting a sharp UK spin on one of the most recognised songs in rap history.

The teaser video for the “Still Sway & Kane” went live on Vevo this weekend. If you didn’t see it already you can watch it here. AND there’s a behind the scenes video too.

Sway was on the road all weekend supporting Trey Songz in Leeds and Birmingham. If you missed him, you can still catch him live in the next couple of months.

Sway will headline Proud Galleries in London this Friday, February 1st – info AND he’s appearing with Example later in the month – dates.

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Sunday 13th January 2013

Sway New Video and On Tour With Example

Sway spent the weekend shooting the video for his upcoming single “Still Sway & Kane”.  As always a stellar crew came to lend support with Kano, Chip, Wretch 32, JME and Smiler appearing alongside the legend that is Sway.

You can check out Sway live next month when he tours with Example – starting Feb 11th with a gig at Bournemouth BIC and rejoining the tour on Feb 23rd at Earls Court, London (followed by Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on the 25th, Brighton Centre on the 26th, Birmingham LG Arena on the 28th and Manchester Arena on 1st March).  Details.

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Saturday 27th October 2012

“Charge” – It’s a Wrap!

Sway & the MINI…

There was major excitement at 3Beat HQ today when the video for Sway’s brand new banger “Charge” landed.

Filmed in East London last week, the video is a beautifully shot call to follow your dreams. We especially love the rooftop shots, featured vocalist Mr Hudson’s close ups and Sway’s leather jacket! What do you think? Take a look here.

Sway video shoots are notorious for attracting famous faces who want to show their support to the UK’s premier lyricist. And the “Charge” shoot was no exception. Ed Sheeran came along for a cameo and brought a mate with him – One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles!

Ed Sheeran, Sway & Harry Styles on set

Earlier in the week, the single was added to BBC Radio 1Xtra’s C-list (a massive six weeks ahead of release). It was also Twin B’s record of the week on the 1Xtra breakfast show.

Sway popped in to chat to Twin B on Friday. Listen back here

Zane Lowe, MistaJam and Target have also been showing their support.

“Charge” is the third cut to be taken from Sway’s forthcoming album ‘The Deliverance’. It’s out on December 2nd.

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Hip hop legend Sway is back with a new single – “Charge” – an energetic and uplifting anthem which sees him reunited with Kanye West protégé Mr Hudson (the two previously collaborated on “Everyman … Continue reading

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Sunday 16th September 2012

1Xtra’s Adele Roberts makes ‘Gemini’ her Weekend Anthem

1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts made Luke Bingham’s upcoming single ‘Gemini’ (which features Luke’s 3Beat label mate and UK hip-hop legend Sway) her Weekend Anthem this weekend. Adele played the track twice – once on Saturday (41 minutes into the show) AND again on Sunday (40 minutes in). The reaction was great… Adele and her listeners absolutely loved the track – go #TeamGemini!!

Produced by DaVinChe (who’s had hits with Kano, Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and Wiley) ‘Gemini’ is out on 3Beat on October 22nd.

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Friday 7th September 2012

Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas UK release & more….


‘Beat Down’ – the latest 3Beat release – is the new single from Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas and features a fierce vocal from Aussie rap sensation Iggy Azalea. A bona fide electronic party-starter, the track is holding steady just outside the 40.
Remixes come from UK garage kings DEVolution, underground star Donaeo and Paris Esquire AfroRnBeat.

Check out the video.

Get your copy here.

If you’ve been listening to Radio 1 over the past couple of weeks you’ve probably heard ‘Need U’ the incredible new single from electronic genius Unicorn Kid. At Radio 1 Jem & Ally, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Fearne Cotton and Huw Stephens have all been showing their love. Eddy Temple-Morris is championing the track at Xfm.
Release date is Oct 7th, but you can pre-order it now.

The 3Beat pipeline is bulging with great music – Romanian pop goddess Alexandra Stan’s new single ‘Lemonade’ gets its release on October 7th too. The track, a splash of pure sunshine, is the follow up to the massive Mr Saxobeat – the most shazam-ed record of 2011. ‘Lemonade’ has already gone top 10 in Japan and Italy and the video has notched up a massive 20 million views on YouTube already (watch it here).
‘Lemonade’ is available to pre-order now.

Rising star Luke Bingham returns with ‘Gemini’ which features label mate and all round superstar Sway and the untouchable production talents of Davinche.
The video went live last week – you can watch it here.
The track is fast winning fans at 1Xtra with Target, DJ Cameo and DJQ leading the way. With remixes from Todd Edwards, Zed Bias & Manhattan Clique ‘Gemini’ will be available soon.

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Monday 3rd September 2012

Sway performs with Ed Sheeran & is Trevor’s Ledge of the Week

Our very own Sway joined Brit Award winning folk-rapper Ed Sheeran as part of his incredible show at London’s Roundhouse venue last night.

Sway contributed his vocal talents to an epic finale of ‘You Need Me’ during which Devlin, Chip and Wretch 32 also took to the  stage with Sheeran.

Sway posted this pic on his instagram page.

The show ended a big week for Sway which saw him named “Ledge of the Week” by 1Xtra veteran Trevor Nelson…making him officially a superstar! Previous legends chosen by Trevor for this honour include Mos Def, JLo, D’Angelo, Chaka Khan, and Nas.

 

 

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