Yung Fume ft Nafe Smallz -'All My Life'
Rapper Yung Fume has been making major waves on the scene for some time now with his last single 'Watch Me Flex' capturing the attention of international superstars Ty Dolla Sign and Wizkid to the point of them creating their own remix. This summer is take
over time for Fume and with the release of mixtape 'Noughts and Crosses 3' dropping June 23rd it is going to be hard to not take note of the fire that will be circulating the airwaves and streets over the coming months.
'Noughts and Crosses 3' follows on from the previous 2 projects from Fume of the same name however on this project he enlists even more fellow UK talent with collaborations from AJ Tracey on 'Look What I Did' , Abracadabra on 'Kick Down Doors' and other special guests! This 14 track master piece consisting of overseas recording and 4 nights of non stop partying in a London studio to create the ultimate vibe for fans when they listen means you will not be disappointed with the final product!
You can catch Yung Fume performing tracks from the project at Lovebox on the New Gen / Noisey stage July 15th, V festival as well as a special personal invite to Wireless to perform 'Watch Me Flex' the remix with Ty Dolla and Wizkid. Make sure you have your tickets at the ready.
‘Noughts And Crosses 3' available now across all digital platforms.
AJ X DENO - 'RIDE OR DIE' RELEASE DEBUT
Since uploading videos of himself to Instagram in school singing popular song-covers, Deno (aged 14) managed to build a huge fanbase of over 80 thousand followers and was even invited to the studio to record with UK rapper Stormzy. Deno decided to team up with childhood friend AJ (aged 16), a talented young rapper with a heavy female audience built on his debut track Say It Back - which reached over 100 thousand views – to independently release tracks online. AJ x Deno now have over 3 million combined views on Facebook, have been acknowledged by superstar Chris Brown and have racked up millions of views on their videos on Link Up TV.
With their new single Ride or Die, the boys step into their own with a hugely contagious club banger. Building on their collaborative approach to creating their own style of rap & R&B, Deno’s infectious hooks and AJ’s verses have been delivered with the cutting edge Afrobeats/Bashment style production by Team Salut.
When they are not at school or free styling in the playground, AJ x Deno are constantly in the studio or filming. Ride or Die is the beginning of a new chapter for the emerging duo.
Taking things to the next level, the teenage, viral sensations AJ x Deno are set to dominate with more big pop bangers and unrelenting visuals.
AJ X Deno https://twitter.com/OFFICIALAJxDENO
Mimsi “RADAR” ft. Lady Danga
West London singer songwriter Mimsi starts her musical debut with this slick collaboration with bashment queen Lady Danga.
Fusing Dance/Electronic overtones with an infectious bashment bass line and Dancehall (Ragga) drums, Mimsi adds a silky vocal mix to ‘Radar' with Lady Danga adding her Jamaican flavour to make it surely one of the summer dance-floor smashes for 2016!
Mimsi is another one of our British talents which hails from performing art school, where she honed in on her singing and writing skills. This helped her become a confident and very talented songwriter. Mimsi also wrote on KDA’s hit song Rumble before it was passed onto Katy B and Tinie Tempah.
Mimsi started in the music industry working from Karl & Tim Blacksmiths studio in Brixton where she continued to home in on her talents under the watch-ful eye of Karl Blacksmith, one of the UK’s top remix producers. The Blacksmiths have worked with artists such as Craig David, Alesha Dixon’s Mis-teeq and many more. Tim Blacksmith is now one of the UK’s top music managers, managing producers such as Stargate among many others.
Mimsi is currently working on her EP which has producers Rockizm, Funkii-papa and Joe Black, who between them have worked with artists such as Big Narstie, Krept & Konan, Twissman, Ny Grey and many more.
Her EP will drop in the next few months but for now check out and enjoy her debut single ‘Radar' featuring Lady Danga.
Follow Mimsi on her socials
Royal Flush Entertainment AKA 360PR Music TV Presents DNG Hoodlife off Diamond City Strip Mix CD
Royal Flush Entertainment formerly known as 360 PR Music Tv Presents Talented South London Songwriter/Rapper “DnG aka DertyCash.”
DnG is definitely an artist to keep your eyes and ears out for in 2016, Showcasing his Gritty, but yet Versatile wordplay over the hard-hitting airy produced track “Hoodlife.”
“Hoodlife” comes from DnG’s “The Chronicles of Derty Cash” mixtape. Inspired by his Inner city South London environment, DnG Says “Hoodlife Is like a Anthem for the Community, especially if u have come from a hard place trying to make it out.” On “Hoodlife” DnG delivers a clear message and positive Insight into how he plans make his music career a success.
DnG undoubtedly has what it takes to make a lot of noise in Music Industry over the next few years.
Since selling over 5,000 independent units in 2012 of “Da Game Needs Me Vol.1” and Commission Records collaboration mixtape “Ready 4 Da World” DnG has been working on his current project “Surrounded By Highlence” which he says…“Is Probably My Best Work To Date” DnG has featured on BBC 1xtra Radio show, Jump Off (Rap Battles) and a number of mixtapes by Commission Records & “Royal Flush Entertainment” formerly known as “360 PR Music Tv”.
DnG also has a Clothing Brand N.V.S.I (New Visions Street Inspired) set for Release Summer 2016.
Bam Militi - 'Drop and Reload'
Bam Militi returns to put the drop on rappers while reloading at the same damn time!! Nothing but pure energy and rawness from Bam. For more info on Bam follow on Instagram @bam74militi
Saskilla - 'Godson Of Grime' - Mixtape
Saskilla drops one of the most powerful statements from the grime scene this year with his Solo EP.
‘Godson of Grime’.
Providing a 360 view on the grime lifestyle the EP was recorded in the United States, Europe and Africa all within 6 months.
Talking on love, lust, money, betrayal, lyrical warfare and wild nights enjoyed around the world, Saskilla gives fans a taste of his artistic skills, with certified British production from the likes of German whips very own Heavy Trackerz .
Danny Browns pills and cocaine/Tempa T “Next hype” super producer Darq e Freaker, not forgetting Masro, Shanon parkes, and Audio Slugs. This tightly woven collection of singles take you through a journey of Grimes totally british confidence with lyrics representing modern day problems and unmatchable honesty not shared by many other artist in the U.K. Godson of grime is a textbook project to be analysed by aspiring artists in the Grime scene and to be revised by current members of the scene for its progression. With features from the godfather himself Wiley, 3i joe, Tre Mission, Jamkay and Lost Souljah and Big Narstie this is an EP for real grime fans. Download Godson Of Grime now https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/godson-of-grime/id1043433494
ALL SEEING EYE Feat BAM MILITI PRODUCED BY MH & BACK
Mr Greycloud and Bam Militi have teamed up to produce this future class piece of hip hop titled "All Seeing Eye". Mr Greycloud comes from Atlanta and Bam Militi resides in Queens NY, but this distance does not come between making great music together. Both of these artists are part of a collective called The Power Circle, with artists stretching from NY to Atlanta to Sweden to the UK. All working together to promote, support, encourage and help each other get to the same goal...For more info on them follow them on twitter @mrgreycloud Instagram @bam74militi
BAM MILITI - THREE THE HARD WAY Feat ONESUN & PANIC
BAM MILITI drops jewel and dropkicks corny rappers all over the beat with the help of CRAZEMEN's very own ONESUN and PANIC laying down the law so watch out.
Bam Militi is part of a London, NY, Atlanta and Swedish network of talended people which goes by the name of 'The Power Circle'. They consist of Rappers, Producers, Graphic artists, business men and Kix Mag are very proud to be a part of this collective. Onesun and Panic feature on this track who are also founding members of 'The Power Circle'.
This hard hitting tracks brings back the oldskool sound of hip hop when it was in it's hay day. Bam definately gonna be keeping rappers on their toes. Look out for this guy, his wordplay is lyrically perfect and that not us being bias because Bam is also the head of Kix Mag state side. It's the truth. Follow Bam on twitter http://www.twitter.com/bmiliti and 'The Power Circle' http://www.twitter.com/thep0wercircle
D Jukes - 'Go To War' from 'The Purge' (Mixtape)
After the long wait D Jukes is dropping a mixtape titled 'The Purge' on 12th September 2015, a far cry from his recent chart smash 'You Beautiful' ft Layesha (The Valleys). This time he's taken it back to the streets to cement it place in the UK hip hop scene with this single 'Go To War'. This stand out track is produced by Dot Rotten AKA Zeph Ellis and Jukes shows he can also spit over grime. Look out for the release coming soon. Follow @djukes718 for all updates. The artwork was created by Kix Media http://www.kixmedia.co.uk
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Wizkid ft Drake & Skepta -'Ojuelegba' (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Check out this brand new remix track by Wizkid ft Drake & Skepta - 'Ojuelegba'. This is a great summer track with some of the world greatest artists all on 1 track. Bridges are really being built with this one from Africa to Canada (or wherever Drake is) to London. Why not hit the link below to download this track for free.
JMC 'Wonderland' Out 9th August 2015
The man behind ‘Sturridge Dance’ JMC is back with another summer anthem ‘Wonderland’! This banger was premiered by Charlie Sloth 12th April!.
‘One of the UK rap songs of the 2014 summer!’ (RE: Sturridge Dance) Zane Lowe
JMC (Island Records) is a man who knows how to make a club and radio smash. ‘Sturridge Dance’ (playlisted on Radio1/1Xtra/Capital Xtra) and ‘Look Like’, featuring Jadakiss, Charlie Sloth & Stormzy, (heavy BBC/Kiss rotation since October 2014) were merely warm ups to 2015’s summer banger ‘Wonderland’ which promises to be played in every holiday resort & club across the UK.
Aside from his impressive radio history, JMC has received support on GQ Magazine, JD Sports, BBC News, Daily Mirror, Noisy, The Sun and across social media. ‘Look Like’ was the flagship single for the Charlie Sloth compilation released by Virgin in December 2014. JMC has supported Rick Ross, Fabolous and many other platinum selling acts for their London shows and performed at music festivals in Ayia Napa and Barcelona.
Hackney-born and bred rapper/producer/studio boss and radio airplay regular JMC has been honing his skills and building his rep over the last few years releasing his autobiographical debut album ‘Safecracker’ based the realities of his upbringing in East London and working with the likes of major US artists Cassidy, Styles P, Sheek Louch as well as Jamaican superstar Sizzla.
Working out of his own Shoreditch based Vault Studios which he has developed into one of London's most
in-demand recording locations, JMC has worked with artists including 112, ATL, Remy Ma, Tony Matterhorn, Sincere and Bashy plus much more.
A.M SNiPER and Jaguar Skills - SNiPER SKILLS OUT NOW
When two of the most powerful beings from distant continents collide within the musical sphere, the result becomes a fusion of sound and energy, rushing through the airwaves, taking over your senses as it impacts your mind!
The Masked Ninja (aka Jaguar Skills) and A.M. SNiPER have wondered the Earth’s surface for many years, infiltrating our musical minds with their sounds. Famed across lands as far as Japan, Ibiza, Russia and Hong Kong for his lightning speed mixing and ingenious mixtapes, Jaguar Skills has ruled the mixtape territory, remaining largely unchallenged to this day. A.M. SNiPER has too, secured his territory, which continues to grow beyond the realms of Europe as his reach extends to the United States. Being awarded with gold discs for sales and performing with 50 Cent, Akon, Rick Ross and Tyga has accumulated in over 5 million people rushing to YouTube to watch videos of the action taking place, from across the globe.
As the two musical entities make impact, the result is
SNiPER SKILLS. The flow from A.M. SNiPER rushes over the intricate and extraordinary mix of self-productions, rock, house, grime, UKG and boom-bap Hip-Hop like hot lava, cutting its way through the landscape while Jaguar Skills flawlessly weaves the genres and tracks together, building in to a whirlwind of energy.
Each bringing their own comrades to war; A.M. SNiPER enlists fellow So Solid members Oxide & Neutrino to join on tracks such as ‘Bye (Radio Wave)’ and Trackman on ‘Dumbshhh’ while Jaguar Skills reaches for his secret weapon and opens his box to mix gems like Artful Dodger’s ‘Never Gonna Let You Go’, DJ Pied Piper’s ‘Do You Really Like It’ and Fish Go Deep ‘The Cure and the Cause’ alongside heavy Hip-Hop joints, which affirm his status, such as ‘The Boss’ by Rick Ross.
Hot off its premiere on Capital and Capital Xtra, the incredible new mixtape from A.M SNiPER and Jaguar Skills is here to take over your senses as it impacts your mind! Fast approaching 20,000 plays since being premiered online by Clash on Sunday: http://www.clashmusic.com/news/listen-am-sniper-x-jaguar-skills-sniper-skills … the extraordinary mix of self-productions, rock, house, grime, UKG and boom-bap Hip-Hop, flawlessly weave together and take you on a musical journey.
The mixtape which is out NOW has already reached number 10 in the iTunes Hip-Hop Album chart, and hit the number 1 spot in Greece and Cyprus after the project travelled the world, with premieres in Japan, Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Cyprus and of course the UK.
It is set to be another massive summer for A.M SNiPER, as it has just been announced that he will be performing alongside Chris Brown at Napa Rocks on July 28th. The V.I.P tickets to the event sold out in just 24hours!
All original A.M. SNiPER tracks from the SNiPER SKiLLS tape are available to download on iTunes.http://smarturl.it/SniperSkills
CD Reviews April 2015
360PR MUSIC TV PRESENTS RIMZ ARTIST - DEEZ RAPPERS - THE STRIP IS 360PR ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
360PR Music TV is a music TV company that promotes local recording artists on various platforms i.e. online, TV and retail. And 360 PR presents ‘The Strip 360PR’ Mix CD and Album reelase party in association with Go Sports & Entertainment Club promotions with Rimz artist - Track is called Deez Rappers which is of the Mix CD.
CD Reviews March 2015
Sonny Court Ft Xploder - "Heat It U"
Sonny Court drops a banger of a track featuring Xploder. As always we at Kix are the first to release new and good music to the world.
Sonny Court features UK emcee Xploder on latest track 'Heat It Up'. Sonny Court entered the “ones to watch” arena in early 2015 with the UK release of ‘Phone’, a “late night, one for the clubs” collab with Paigey Cakey.
As the song is currently gaining traction at radio and social media, Sonny returns by dropping a hard hitting remix ‘Heat It Up’ with
acclaimed UK emcee Xploder.
Winner of the 2012 MOBO Awards Unsung Competition, Xploder is fast becoming one of the UK’s most in demand rappers. A very busy period for Sonny Court sees him releasing even more new music over the next few weeks including collabs with Swiss Afrobeats producer DJ Mathematics and Dutch based EDM producer Justin Levai. ‘Heat It Up’ is available exclusively via the Sonny Court App on iTunes HERE
CD Reviews February 2015
Omarion Ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko - "Post To Be"
Premiering the video on The Fader, the video is a crisp white brilliance that these three have pulled off magically. With some serious popping and dance moves from Chris and Omarion and Jhene¹s aura the video is an all round feel good, fun video.
Currently hot on the radio waves in the UK and Stateside and hitting No.12 on the Shazham Charts, Omarion teams up with Jhené Aiko and Chris Brown over a clap-heavy, West Coast beat from non other than DJ Mustard for single 'Post To Be’.
Maybach O smashes the beat with a skippy, up-beat flow that sits perfectly on the snapping production which borrows from the classic 'Murder She Wrote' from Chaka Demus & Pliers.
As expected from the guest features, Breezy and Jhené add their own unique styles to the mix as Chris puts it down for the ladies and mixes in both rapping and singing in his verse while Jhené slows it down, releasing her inner freak to close the song.
CD Reviews Janurary 2015
Saskilla and Wiley Colab for a new Track "Forever"
Wiley and Saskilla have teamed up to create this banger. Both going in with the lyrical content and musical flow. They remind you that Grime is not just for now its forever! Great track and know its going to do well this year.
CD Reviews December 2014
360PR Music TV / Go Sports And Entertainments presents Dan-O #Flagofambition (The Strip Is 360PR) Mix CD
He is a song writer, Vocal arranger and rapper from South London, he is of Jamaican, St Lucian and Barbadian decent.
He began as a MC performing in local parities he soon become a popular figure and went onto clubs and radio. He has performed alongside acts such as Wiley, Mega Man, Sparks and Kie.
He released his first project independently entitled LONDONACITY a 12 track LP. The LP continued to build his growing reputation, this project covered many aspects of Living in London and lead to many charities and other organizations asking him to perform and speak at events.
3 months later he followed up with the promotional song #FYI (NO WASTE) an up tempo club song. This time around he teamed up talented producer Rha Child from Chicago who has worked with Chris Brown and 2 chains.
This song got DAN O his first radio play in UK, France and America. Uk DJ Commander B (OnTop FM) told his listeners “This deserves to be on all the stations across the country, DAN O keep going”
The song gained ample downloads and a video was made, directed by talented UK Director Daniel Desmouku who has gone onto to work for established brands such as Adidas.
In May 2014 he followed up #FYI (NO WASTE) with a 5 track EP entitled “Avant Garde Dairies #AGD”.
This time he called on the production services again of Rha Child alongside Polish producer UrabnHeat and UK producer Madness.
Artist wise he teamed up with R&B/POP singer Montana a former backing singer for Mariah Carey and Emily Estelle an established Opera Singer.
This time around he mixed the day to day life experiences with amazing production work to create something that is emotive, feel good an overall impressive body or work.
This EP has been positively received on radio and social networks in particular on Twitter, the song Red Lights Ft Emiley Estelle has been retweeted by Pepper from legendary group Salt n Pepper as well as Ryan Leslie.
This EP has been downloaded and played on radio stations across Europe and America, for an independent artist with no management this is a good achievement.
DAN- O sights his musical influences to acts such as 2Pac, Buju Banton and Nas. He says, "I grew up being musically inspired to express mine and my communities feelings musically”.
“The strongest inspiration for my music is life, the things I’ve experienced, seen, heard of, the people I know and have met in passing”.
He is now working on a new project to be released in 2015.
Purchase The Strip Is 360PR on iTunes featuiring Dan-O and other artists on the 360PR roster.
Double Edge Productions
Starting from as early as 2003, musician and entrepreneur Double Edge began his musical career from rap battles in the school playground, learning the ins and outs of bars, beats and poetry,
quickly adding production to the repertoire.
He was introduced to making beats through a long term friend in the form on Music 3000 on the Playstation 2 console and progressed on to Fruity Loops and working up to Reason and Logic which he prefers and commonly uses to this day.
In 2013 he turned his attention to teaching music as well as performing at different venues across London while simultaneously running studio sessions in North London.
Working with a variety of clients, he offers high end services for affordable prices with customer service at the forefront. With recording, mixing, mastering, production, songwriting and music theory as things each artist can benefit from once they walk through the door.
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CD Reviews October 2014
Rickyonguitar ft ShaoDow & Life White - 'The Rise'
We have been given the pleasure of reviewing this track for you. This one is a must hear from an artist, composer and guitarist Ricky On Guitar formerly from East London. He has been blessed to work with artists from both the UK and USA. He has also had single releases with producers TMS and T-Wiz a grammy award winning producer.
He has performed everywhere from Glastonbury and the Hammersmith Apollo, to the London Olympics in 2012, and shared the stage with the likes of MOBO Nominated artist McLean, Professor Green, DJ Ironik, The Elements (nominated best band for two consecutive years at Brit Asia Music Awards), The Truth and has extensively toured worldwide.
The release of his next single 'The Rise', has seen him teaming up with UK rapper ShaoDow and talented vocalist Life White. This track is a straight hit where Kix is concerned. We absolutely love the guitar strings, fused with the vocal chorus from Life White is a beautiful thing. And you couldn't have picked a better artist for this track, ShaoDow with his very clear rap and positive attitude. Great song!
ShaoDow has single handedly sold over 17,500 albums to date, and the recent release of his second studio album Kung Fu Hustler has already received full support and airplay from BBC Radio One, BBC 1Xtra, and BBC 6Music amongst others. This alongside his own line of branded clothing and high spec DIY Gang headphones (which were endorsed by BBC Radio 1/1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth, and UK rapper Ghetts)- ShaoDow has been unstoppable in 2014!
The concept of the song itself is inspired by the unspoken fears and emotions most young men feel before having children and becoming a father. In a time when ‘babies’ are having babies ‘The Rise’ stops to ask Am I Ready? Before jumping into bed.
This unique combination has fused together something truly special on 'The Rise', with ShaoDow's thought provoking lyrics amidst a conscious flow, Ricky's soaring guitar melodies giving the track an organic feel which it deserves. The hook on the chorus emanates a perfect balance between Life White's elevated vocals and Ricky's guitar, making it instantly memorable alongside the story within the song itself.
One of the most prolific artists in the UK”
DJ Semtex BBC Radio 1xtra
Anybody who can hold the attention of a rock crowd with hip hop has certainly got my vote”
Surface Unsigned Festival
Here is the pre-order link for 'Rise'.
Kung Fu Hustler album now available on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/kung-fu-hustler/id711838431
For more information on Ricky and ShaoDow please visit their website, Facebook, Twitter, or You Tube links below:
Skinny Malone - 'The Chronicles Of Skinny Malone'
Off the back of his debut showcase in Atlanta at the A3C festival [@A3C]
Skinny releases the 1st, in a four part series, "The Chronicles of Skinny Malone". Hosted by international DJ & official Ciroc Boy Mr Play [@mrplay].
Skinny Malone takes on a journey through his music where we get to see an inkling into what it is he does. One of East London's brightest stars, Skinny draws the line between fake & real.
With infectious beats and humorous lyrics Skinny shows us the fun side of rap while at the same time having a good balance of concepts & diversity.
With the next mixtape out in the new year we can expect a grime EP with a New York based DJ, a documentary series "A Day In The Life of Skinny" more visuals ("Trill" will be released under M.I.M on the 27th) not to mention singles & shows over here and the states.
The future looks bright for Skinny.
The mixtape can be downloaded from
Listen to The Chronicles Of Skinny Malone (Hosted By Hosted By Mr Play) by SkinnyMalone #np on #SoundCloud
Make sure to follow Skinny.
Facebook : /IamSkinnyMalone
Wretch32 - '6 Words'
This track is a banger. Great club track and is another sure hit for Wretch. Looking forward to hearing this do well in the charts very soon. The melody grabs you straight away.
Wretch 32 - Announces Brand New Single - '6 Words'
Released: 16th November 2014 (Levels/Ministry of Sound)
Pre-iTunes Link - http://po.st/6Words
November 16th sees the welcomed return of WRETCH 32 with his brand new
single ‘6 Words’ taken from his upcoming new album due early next year.
Once again Wretch shows his ability to colour and pioneer the sound of the UK’s vibrant club scene. True to form, ‘6 Words’ showcases Wretch’s ability to combine impeccably produced beats with intelligent, heartfelt lyrics. Produced by SOS and additional production by Wilkinson(Ram, Records), the track is heavily infused with UK drum & bass sounds and a gentle guitar riff which cradles Wretch’s poignant sung vocal; the amalgamation is an authentic, uplifting track set to soar effortlessly across the UK airwaves.
‘6 Words’ and earlier tracks ‘Doing OK’ & ‘Blackout’ capture the mood and the essence Wretch is etching out on his forthcoming album. Wretch’s key ingredients are, working with home-grown talent (most recently Jacob Banks on ‘Doing OK’ and Shakka on ‘Blackout’) and secondly his ability to foretell a humbling retrospective on ordinary life through his lyrics.
In 2011, Wretch 32 released his gold-certified LP ‘Black And White’ which amassed over one million record sales and had three top 5 singles including the gritty ‘Traktor’ and ‘Unorthodox ft. Example’. Crowned ‘MC of the year’ by MTV for two years in a row and as one of the focal artists for the 2012 Olympic Games, Wretch 32 has evolved his style into a seriously unique sound; chilled melodies, trademark bars and soaring choruses.
As well as progressing on his own career, collaborating with artists such as Scorcher and dropping in on freestyles for GRM Daily and Link Up TV, Wretch has been fostering the next generation of hit artists through his own management company Renowned. Working with Top 10 artist Melissa Steel, George The Poet, Jacob Banks and Knox Brown who has been working with the likes of Emeli Sande, Jay-Z and Jess Glynn.
Wretch 32’s third studio album will be released in 2015. 6 Words features incredible remixes to come!
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CD Reviews July 2014
Quite Frankly – Nina Baker
Nina Baker’s popularity has grown steadily through-out the last year. Her stars will only rise further once her debut album ‘Quite Frankly’ drops in mid-August. A lady of multiple talents, the classical trained pianist-singer-songwriter has emerged as a real contender for mainstream popularity. Over the past year, she has secured performances as a supporting act for artists like Robbie Williams and Mike Flannery.
Initially influenced by the music of artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simon and Amy Winehouse, the album is a fusion of blues, pop, folk, rock, jazz, country and classic music all interwoven with hallmark piano riffs, emotional lyrics and a unique vocal quality. Nina Baker draws upon her many varying influences resulting in her own refreshing sound.
The album begins with her debut single ‘Single Bed’ which is an up-tempo record which sets the tone for the entire album up nicely. The album mostly talks about all the stages of love, from the early stages of falling in love to eventually falling out of love. The album could appeal to everyone, girls will relate to the stories she tells and emotions she expresses and it’s not whiny or whingy enough to drive the boys away.
The structure of the album lets the listener feel a wide range of emotions. ‘Quite Frankly’ it’s 13 records filled with emotions that address issues honestly, openly and frankly. The album ranges in style and pace, from the upbeat toe-tipping ‘Little Fibs’ & ‘Game You Play’ to power ballads such as ‘When I’m Not With You’ and ,’Breaking Every Rule’, all the way through to the extremely noir ‘Clown’ and ‘Falling’.
The album is a roller coaster of rhythm, soaring highs and wallowing lows. The album breathes a new life into all forms of music genres. Nina’s incredible voice, unique writing style makes for a different blend of soul, jazz and urban style. Nina Baker created a project that is not only memorable but also evocative.
Overall, the lyrics and the whole feeling you get when you listen to the album works extremely well together with her unique voice matching up nicely with her magical piano skills.
Nina Baker is ‘Quite Frankly’ a name to look out for.
For more info on Nina Baker got to www.ninabakermusic.co.uk
Author: Victor OlaBanji
After the success of her last single, Shystie is back again with her newest adventure with the release of her latest single titled ‘Stop’. The record is the first track to be taken from her forthcoming E.P, ‘Exhalation’, due for release in November 2014.
The record is a mix of old school garage with a modern form of electro which shows off the excellent production skills of Deanyboy. The catchy and soulful hook provided by Jalissa gives the record an old skool theme with a twist. The fast paced verses compliment the slow, subtle hook to give the record a jovial mix.
Having worked with artists that includes ‘50 Cent’ and ‘Basement Jazz’, it is clear from the record that Shystie takes her influences from different types of music genres. The theme of the record is beautifully disguised by Shystie’s engaging voice only for the supple hook to reveal the outlining theme of the record. The bass filled drum beat at the spire of the song helps further define the lasting love theme of the record.
Words do not fully justify a record like this. It is best to just Stop and listen to fully appreciate the context of the record.
Words by Victor OlaBanji
CD Review May 2014
Christopher Martin Secret Love (Creep)
Label: VP Records
Release Date: 31.08.2014
Christopher Martin delivers a brand new single entitled "Secret Love (Creep)". Christopher just finished up a New York promo run where he made stops for interviews at Sirius XM, Randy's Reggae Radio and Radio Lily (Miss Lily's), before his appearance as a Co-headliner at Irie Jam's Ladies Ball Stage Show at the legendary night club Amazura in the heart of Jamaica Queens. Download "Secret Love (Creep)" now!!
Knytro - Capone
Knytro - Unveils new track 'Capone' & Announce Debut EP 'The Griffin' - Released - 9th June 2014 (MTA Records)
Fresh from featuring on Chase & Status’s remix of their track ‘Gangsta Boogie’ alongside fellow rapper Raekwon, Knytro unveils ‘Capone’, premiered by Pigeons and Planes. Capone is the first track taken from his debut EP The Griffin, set for free release on 9th June.
Signed to MTA Records (owned and founded by Chase & Status), Knytro’s characteristic hip hop styling is a refreshing wave in the current climate; and cut with his modern influences his debut mixtape ‘Project Haarpoon’. undoubtedly turned heads last year, with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe quoting it as the ‘best mixtape of the year’.
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A.M. SNiPER ft Wiley - "Bus Pass"
A.M. SNiPER is back with another Summer Club smash hit ft Wiley titled "Bus Pass". This track is definatly gonna be a hit in the clubs, on radio and on all the party islands this summer. If you know or have seen SNiPER perform, then you already know the party island of Cyprus Ayia Napa is going to be lively and a very hot and long summer. Catch performances from him at the Kandi Beach Party which is every Friday and CLub Ice. And i'm sure your gonna see SNiPER and Wiley perform this at Eskimo Dance on the Beach Tuesday 29th July 2014. So make sure you've got your tickets for that one http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/eskimo-dance-on-the-beach-tickets/118661 . To hear is first on the Chalie Sloth show click this link below.
CD Review April 2014
Lateysha ft D-Jukes- "You Beautiful" exclusive by MTV
MTV have exclusivley released the debut single "You Beautiful" by Lateysha ft D-Jukes latest music video via www.mtv.co.uk. In the first 3 hours of release from iTunes its already reached No. 16 of the iTunes dance charts and No. 59 in the World iTunes Charts. This single has already had support from Charlie Sloth BBC 1Xtra. This tune is due to make alot of noise on the dance scene, so listen out for this one about to takeover.
Lateysha ft D-Jukes -"You Beautiful" available on iTunes NOW https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/you-beautiful-feat.-d-jukes/id863096981?i=863097011
Artwork by @kixmaguk
Raggo Zulu Rebel
Raggo Zulu Rebel aka Jah Messenger is a cultural Hip Hop artist from London.
He embodies the realness and pushes his message of truth & sincerity in every line of every song.
From London but he's recorded internationally & performed on stages world wide from St Mary, Jamaica; to Brno in Prague Czech Republic; Palermo, Sicily and most recently Galway In Ireland with Mic-A-Blaze Records.
Shared stages with or worked with the likes of Hip Hop legends Guru from Gang-Star, Saigon, Maverik Sabre, Plan B, Little Hero & P-zed & the God Alone family, Caxton Press, Phi Life Cypher, Terra Firmer, Alexandra Burke, So Solid, English Frank, Baby J, Logic, Afrikan Revolution, Rukus, Mic Righteous, Peoples Army, Jon Phonics & the list goes on.
Notorious & respected in the UK Hip Hop scene & London spoken word circuit. More than 25 mixtapes released in the street (equal to 25,000 hardcopy cds). 3 albums & hundreds of collaborations & features & 15 years performing & recording experience safe to say he's been putting in the work.
Buy the sequel to Hip Hop messengers 1st album Jah Messenger from 2007, Raggo Zulu Rebel presents his Hip Hop bible of a album with new testament & old 46 track album for £5.99 on iTunes now "The Return Of Jah Messenger" featuring; Morfius, Sixth Sense, RainMayqah, Mr Freeze, Cyclonious, BigCakes, Dj Wickstar, Dirty Urch, Skriblah, Dj Evi-denz, Grymey D & more.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-return-of-jah-messenger/id492290701- The Return Of Jah Messenger
You can catch him monthly at live London nights, SoulHouse with the Soul Liberation Funk Band performing 1st Friday of every month at Brixton Ritzy; Hosting BrixTongue a spoken word, story telling, musical workshop at Effra Road social club or hosting Uncle Errol's night of female talent Hysteria at Hysteria Bar in Londons trendy capital Dalston Kingsland High Street.
CD Review March 2014
Anthony Willams is a Gospel rapper from USA, but lives in the UK. He is an Award Winning artist that has been nominated for a Newsome Award (US) and PGM Award (UK). He has been busy touring the world but is now back with a new track titled “Girlfriend” Ft Disciple. Besides the music he has a great love for food and his favorite dish is Ackee and Salt Fish. And loves to Travel. One his best holidays were in Ireland. Follow him on twitter https://twitter.com/MrWilliamsMusic for more updates!
Kansas rapper Matt Maddox pulls out all the stops on his follow up to his Asylum Artistry LP. Having been four years since it's release, Righteous Fury takes you on a journey not only through hip hop but also through life. From guitar riffs to hardcore hip hop beats This album has everything for everyone. His lead single off of the album "No Country For Old Men" is certainly one for the hip hop heads especially with the line "Hands up if you miss hip hop like i do" in which I think whoever is reading this and gives the track a listen will immediately throw there hands up and nod there head repeatedly. Features on the album come from underground artists such as Godilla, UD and Swann to name a few and an incredible collaboration on a track called "Street Art" with Tragedy khadafi. This 19 track album certainly takes you on a journey and if you like artists like Ill Bill and Jedi Mind Tricks then you will love this.
1. No Country For Old Men produced by Engineer
2. Interlude produced by Sultan Mir
3. Sick & Tired cuts by TMB produced by Sultan Mir
4. BARbarians ft Godilla, UG & Born Unique produced by Hellzwind
5. Work ft Mina Fedora produced by Skammadix
6. El Mariachi produced by Nemesis
7. The Get Back ft King Magnetic produced by Skammadix
8. Comedy Pt 1 produced by Skammadix
9. Murder Weapons ft Swann Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance (of Jedi Mind Tricks)
10. Spider Man ft Adlib & Reef The Lost Cauze produced by Vanderslice
11. Mjolnir ft Burke the Jurke Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance (of Jedi Mind Tricks)
12. King Killer produced by Sicknature (of Germany’s Snowgoons)
13. Olympus Has Fallen Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
14. Upon A Pale Horse ft Edd Bundy Cuts by TMB produced by the UK’s Edd Bundy
15. Comedy Pt 2 produced by Skammadix
16. A Time To Kill Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
17. Street Art ft Tragedy Khadafi Cuts by TMB produced by Skammadix
18. Reality’s a Bitch produced by Skammadix
19. Show Must Go On produced by Nemesis
Words by Mark Johnstone
CD Review January 2014
New Bounce Are Back!
Britain’s Got Talent 2011 third-place act NEW BOUNCE are back, giving us a long anticipated introduction to their new members and original material. Teaming up with Renowned producer Knox Brown (Wretch 32 - Blackout), New Bounce release “Your Type” on their official soundcloud, and become the latest act to feature on “R&R Unsigned.”
It’s been over a year since we last saw NEW BOUNCE, after capturing the hearts of the nation on Britain’s Got Talent performing Jessie J’s “Price Tag,” Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” and Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are”.
After a subsequent successful tour across the UK, the boys have spent time in the studio honing their unique sound and recruited two new members. MJ (15) and Mitch (18), are joined by Gideon (15) and Dion (18) - two singer/songwriters. Their latest track “Your Type” channels Motown and Michael Jackson, with an addictive beat and smooth silky vocals. During their interview on “R&R Unsigned” the boys shared their journeys thus far and plans for the future, as well as previewing another Knox Brown collaboration called “Y.O.U.”
MJ commented: “We’re so glad to be putting all our music out there for all of our fans to see and hear. It’s been a long time coming and I just can’t wait for everything to get going!”.Mitchell added: “There’s been lots of ups and downs but things have worked out for the best. We’ve now got the freedom to create a unique sound that we’re proud of. It’ll all be worth it for our loyal fans”. Frequent producer/collaborator Ollie Green also added: “Their fans are going to love some of the songs we’ve been working on. It’ll be like nothing they’ve heard from boy-bands in recent times.”
Listen to YOUR TYPE
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CD Review December 2013
West London recording artist Big Chris has achieved Silver Certification
on his freshman mixtape ‘In One Hand’ http://www.datpiff.com/Big-Chris-In-One-Hand-mixtape.514380.html - The CD is hosted by Lil Fats and is an Official Coast 2 Coast release.
The CD has been received well in the UK and USA with features from MC Bushkin (Heartless Crew), Paigey Cakey (Alwayz Recording), Gold selling Artist Keisha White, Tubby Boy and Asian new comer Samira. The Mixtape is an all original production from Big Chris and John Robinson and released through Dedicated to Victory UK.
His latest video Baby Maker features MC Bushkin and stars aspiring model Aston Desire. It is filmed by Andy Dell and has been doing the rounds on Social Networking! There is also an X Rated version which you can find in the description!
Chris has been performing throughout the UK with the legendary duo MC Bushkin and DJ Fonti whilst still finding the time to work on his follow up Mixtape and various writing/producing projects.
His new Mixtape is set to feature some big names from the UK but also planned to feature is Marshall Thompson, the last standing member of the 1970's group the 'Chi-Lites'. The Chi-Lites have had various US Billboard top 100 tracks and have recently been inducted into 'The RnB Music Hall of Fame'. This move shows that although there is a heavy influence from Hip Hop and Electronic Music, Rhythm and Blues remains at the centre of Big Chris' style.
You can also Check out Big Chris' new release with Sterlin Ramsey (Rough Copy) https://soundcloud.com/bigchrisrnb/everything-big-chris-ft
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CD Review November 2013
Mr Hunts - "She Wants That"
Yes he is back; Mr. Hunts formerly known as Renegades Hunter and part of the Renegades Crew is back with a single release of his up and coming projects mixed,
mastered and produced by himself featuring artist like Big Crooz (of Versatilez Ents), Rowdy Major (of Higher Level Move-Ents), Torcharah, HighSoci Drazzie and many more. “She Wants That“ is a
club/RnB type track, which takes his creativity and versatility to that of another level with subtle use of his mother tongue and that of many others.
After six-years returning back to the basics and working with various artist like, Mista Silva (Fresh2Def) and producers Eric Lau (as an understudy), Izamik Productions, JBeatz Productions along with other US based artist; this project is one to keep an eye out for.
Release: She Wants That Artist: Mr.Hunts Produced by: Richmond (Mr.Hunts) Boakye Copyright: Higher Level Move-Ents Published by: Higher Level Move-Ents
Itunes release : https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/she-wants-that-single/id723714956
Soundcloud url : https://soundcloud.com/mr-hunts/mr-hunts-she-wants-that
Rocker - "Back 2 Da Narm"
The highly anticipated mixtape "Back 2 Da Narm" by
Peckhams aka (Da Narm) solo artist Rocker aka Rocker Narm who represent rising crew #FDMT (F*** Dem Man There) which is also represented by SN1s (Giggs Crew) Pablo and D Slayer also Danger Da
Realist, Reekz, N.A.T.E, Fix Dotm and the CEO Unit 10 studios main man UNI-VERSE.
"Back To Da Narm" has been long overdue but now Rocker's back with this very hard mixtape. Which is what the streets have been waiting for. The colabs on this mixtape include Raver aka Carlton SN1, Giggs SN1, BDK, N.A.T.E, Swift-Lee, Pablo SN1, Danger Da Realist, Colours Miyagi, Young Mad B iRecords , Gunna Dee SN1 , Wizzy Wow, Reeks, Gabsy, Illa, Papi, Joey P, Enigma, Farmer and aslo some love from Blade Brown, Dru Blu, Fem Fel 345 and Omz Trapstar on skits . There is also some very good production from Uni-Verse Productions, Super Beats, Neatz Beatz, Boom Production, Galaga and many more!
So as you can see there's a massive selection of various artists and producers on this mixtape to wet your gangsta rap taste buds. There's also something for the ladies with "Mama" and "No.2" show his versatility. Overall this mixtape is very good with a bundle of bangers including "Back 2 Da Narm" ft Raver & BDK, "Smuggles" ft Danger Da Realist & Colours Miyagi, "Flying Over Seas" ft Young Mad B and "Get Em" ft Giggs to name a few. "Back 2 Da Narm" will be available
to free download on 01/11/13 there will also be cds for sell if want a copy to add to cd collection so holla @rockernarm or email@example.com.
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Daft Punk - "Random Access Memories"
Looking back on the music we've seen so far in 2013, it's hard to call anything other than Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" the album of the year. Of course, this quirky electronically focused group isn't for everyone, but with RAM they've produced perhaps their most appealing album to
date for mass audiences.
What makes the album so appealing? In a word, the soul. As noted by Time entertainment (visit here), Daft Punk - often detached, occasionally abstract, and always weird - has found its soul with RAM, and in a way it's the title of the first track that most accurately describes what this means: "Give Life Back To Music." From this track on, Daft Punk delves into numerous collaborations, a bit of musical history, and some experimental new sounds, all with their trademark musical brilliance underlying each track.
Also worth noting is the simple sound quality of the album. Production Advice delves into the impressive mastering of the album that makes it sound so rich and full. In fact, "Random Access Memories" is mastered so beautifully that some might even suggest picking up a vinyl copy to try out on a turntable, for optimal quality. This is a bit unconventional these days, but you can still find modern turntables at My Smart Buy, and there are multiple sources for ordering recently released albums in vinyl. But in digital, CD and vinyl form alike, this bold, impressive album sounds incredible, filled with rich base and crisp, real instrument sounds.
Krept & Konan - "Young Kingz"
South London rap duo Krept and Konan's latest mixtape "Young Kingz" offers representation to an edgy, underground world that is rarely given such an honest voice. Their style is entirely versatile, offering hip-hop, grime, rap, R&B and even pop, thus offering a smooth transition into mainstream integration.
They first received a hugh response from a cover Jay Z and Kanye's Otis which was forced to be taken down by the rap legends due to its overwhelming success. Since then, Krept and Konan have been grafting hard and building up their
fan-base; in particular on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube in which their followers number by the thousands.
Their debut single,
My Story, outlines the tragic murder of Konan’s stepfather in 2011, offering a personal depiction of how to keep striving for what you want, regardless of the circumstances. The mixtape
presents a combination of truthful, eloquent songs and fun, light-hearted stuff to give fans a flavour of all that they are
Young Kingz is out NOW! https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/young-kingz/id675181006
Words by Natasha Matthewman
CD Review June 2013
D Jukes - US/UK (Mixtape) coming soon!
D-Jukes made the Long journey from Brownsville Brooklyn New York with his new single Titled: 'You Never Cared" Featuring Ne-Yo. D-Jukes has worked with Famous names like Steve O from MTV Jackass, Ice-T, CoCo and G-Unit.
His music has been played on the biggest stations in the USA including Hot 97, Sirus Satelite, Shade 45, and most of this records was posted on the biggest Hip Hop sites including, thisis50.com, worldstar, MTV USA, XXL, Kix Mag, View Hip Hop.com, GRM Daily and much more.
He was executive producer for Universal records when he caught a deal with MTV Steve O for $100,000.
D-Jukes has toured many countries but is now making an impact in the UK and has worked with some of the hottest british talents such as Wretch 32 and Dot Rotten. The latest Mixtape is called US/UK featuring No.1 Billboard Artist Sophia May. He is working on a mixtape mixing the best US and UK artist to unite them on one CD called US/UK United.
"US/UK Radio" has major artists from both parts of the waters so far. Some of the major names so far include Tommy Lee, Adam Sandler, Steve-o (Jackass), Pusha T (The Clips, Neptunes), Shyne Po (Ex-Bad Boy Recording artist), Kool G Rap (Legend), Peter Gun,z Wretch32, Dot Rotten plus more to be confirmed.
For enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out his new single with Ne-Yo and his freestyle with Wretch 32 and let the UK get ready for the Unique style of D-Jukes!
J Dukes and Wretch32 on Pardon My Blog
D-Jukes Feat Ne-Yo You Never Cared
Follow D Jukes http://www.kixmagazine.org.uk/djukes718
This 17 year old rapper, J Saurus drops his debut anticipated mixtape “Jurassic Park” consisting of 15 heavy tracks. This mixtape takes you on a journey with a theme that focuses on “Dreams & Ambitions”. And I like the concept of the mixtape very creative and well thought through. He’s been described as a breath of fresh air in UK Rap and listening to his lyrical content and word play over good beats, I can understand. It’s hard to believe he’s still in college and only seventeen, because his lyrical content is very mature. This mixtape dropped in March 2013 and has accumulated 6269 views on our friends website over at Mixtape Madness. Jurassic Park is defiantly one of those mixtapes you need in your collection. So, now download Jurassic Park and catch the vibe. http://mixtapemadness.co.uk/J.Saurus/JurassicParkChapterI:SurvivedExtinction/1081
Follow J Saurus on twitter @sorawsaurus and team @promo4saurus @delsmusik
Cyrus Da Virus -"If I"
Cyrus Da Virus is back with an uplifting fresh sound. This track has a very catchy beat with some nice vocals by Ichelmee. This is the 1st single taken from his
highly anticipated album "Da Saga Continues". This track boasts lyrical integrity and enhances the listeners perception of the artist. We at Kix just love the determination and drive Cyrus
has. Reaching out to people all over the UK, Cyprus has built a strong network which has helped his career to date. Cyrus has teamed up with Anno Domini Beats to produce this banger and we feel the
beat, Cyrus and singer complement each other. Coming from gritty streets of South London, Cyrus is one to watch.
Now you've heard and read this review, go and purchase this track on itunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/if-i...-single/id653894341
Follow Cyrus on twitter: @cyrusdavirus
CD Review January 2013
Ciph Santana - "True Sins: From The Rubble"
Out of the streets of NY Queens is Ciph Santana with his fresh new mixtape named "True Sins: From The Rubble". With features with Cashflow Dinero, ChillyWil, DeziDez and producers AP Green Eagle Productions from California, CrLoco from Amsterdam, Kev Brown from Maryland, M-Phazes from Australia and Afta-1. This has a real old skool feel with some hard hitting tracks and sounds that come from jazz and soul. The word play is imaculate with punch lines to kill. He's already have some success by winning Nonestop Entertainment Rap Competition in NY and won studio time at Ruff Ryders Studios. So down load this mixtape here now: http://www.datpiff.com/Ciph-Santana-True-Sins-From-The-Rubble-mixtape.442253.html
Follow on twitter: @3RSTYF1RSTCIPH AND @ELIXERREPUBLIK
CD Review October 2012
A.M. SNiPER - "Roar" hits top spot on 1Xtra UKG chart
It was Charlie Sloth’s record of the week on his 1Xtra drivetime show and now just three days before the official digital release of the urban track ROAR by A.M. SNiPER, leading urban DJ Cameo tweeted to his followers the news that those in the know already knew: Dj Cameo@djcameo No 1 the UKG Top 5 is MY BOY @snipermusic 's 'ROAR!' w/ @paperbwoyuk on themix (ft @JMEBBK, @LethalBizzle and @SCRUFIZZER).
Hitting the top spot on this chart posted by the opinion former and Radio 1Xtra DJ Cameo is a great achievement for A.M. SNiPER who has a great underground following. ROAR has been a hit in the Music Week UK Urban Club Charts hitting No 5 and has been a success in over 75% of the UK clubs.
The ROAR video has already achieved over 800,000 views and is now being seen on most major music channels. Now followers can hear and buy the remixes that all the DJ’s including Charlie Sloth, Fearne Cotton, Cameo, Annie Nightingale, and Nick Bright have been raving about.
ROAR remix by - Paperbwoy with guest vocals by Lethal B, Scrufizzer and JME.
ROAR remix by Anamate popular dubstep choice in the clubs and on radio playlists.
Fans can keep their eye on the @snipermusic twitter site for another free ROAR remix by US producer Trackman - this Dirty South mix will be free for fans after the official release. ROAR available to download from iTunes – pre order today from www.snipermusic.com
Sniper - "Distorted" 11EP
Sniper: EP: “Distorted”
Label: 3Fifty7 Music
Released: 11th November 2011
January Sniper released his second release "Distorted". This had major
success spanning UK, Greece,
Russia and US, we follow up with a review from the 11EP a track called “Distorted”. This club smash, with a heavy Rock influence sets aside the difference in the music scene right now, fusing Rock n Roll, with Dubstep and Hip Hop. “Distorted” has had major air play in the UK on DJ Col J show on DejaVu FM, Hotsteppa Show on Choice FM, DJ Cameo and Charlie Sloths shows on BBC 1XTRA plus the video has been uploaded to AKA website, Jump Off TV, Kix Mag plus much more. It was recentley noted that K Koke was in the studio with Sniper so look out for something off the meter coming from those two very soon!
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