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)
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.
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.
Wednesday 3rd April 2013
If you’ve been tuning in to the Breakfast Show on 1Xtra this week you’ll already know that “Soundbwoy” the immense new single from UK dancehall star Stylo G is Twin B’s ‘Best of British’ record of the week!
And this morning Stylo got up nice and early to join Twin in the 1Xtra studio for a chat. If you missed it you can listen back here.
If you didn’t see it already, check out the “Soundbwoy” video here.
As well as being Twin B’s ‘Best of British’, the single has been getting spins from the likes of Trevor Nelson, MistaJam, David Rodigan, CJ Beatz, Seani B and Robbo Ranx at 1Xtra. Radio 1 plays have come courtesy of Toddla T and Idris Elba (in the mix with Trevor Nelson) and over at Choice FM Daddy Ernie, Ras Kwame, Firin’ Squad and Woody are all big fans.
Tuesday 29th January 2013
TS7’s new single “Heartlight” continues to gather support from the likes of Toddla T, Mista Jam, Target and Annie Mac. BBC 1Xtra’s Sarah-Jane Crawford has made it her record of the week – ‘Sarah-Jane’s Smash’. The single started life as an instrumental – “Polygon”. The deeply funky track has rocketed into hit territory with the addition of a stunning vocal, provided by the beautiful Taylor Fowlis – one of Liverpool’s most exciting rising stars.
Taylor and TS7 have released a stunning acoustic video of the single – you can watch it here.