Gift Of The Gab

by Pedro Shippunden @UrbanSymph

New Music Order

How many times have we complained that modern music just isn’t the same as those 90’s Hip Hop & RnB songs we spent our youth shaking our tushies to?

  A lot; so you can imagine our excitement when we came across Collective AKA Supply n Demand. Formerly a DnB DJ alongside Grooverider, Kenny Ken, Andy C & Shy Fx, Collective grew frustrated with the lack of inspiring music out there; propelling him into music production career.

With a Top 10 UK chart hit with Bouncing flow – ‘Hey Yo, Hey Yo, Hey Yo coming with the bouncing Flow (Yup we all shook our tushy to this one) during his time as part of K2 Family, Collective went on to work with some of the biggest names in music including Leona Lewis.  

In 2014, his music has come of age; providing a liqatone fusion of jazz, reggae, funk, soul, Hip Hop and Afrobeats.  

Whether you require a DJ or music producer; we can’t recommend Collective enough!  Follow him @Collective9


Haterproof Ent

Haterproof Ent, established in 2007, is an independent label based in the midlands. They deal with rap, rnb, electro, dubstep, grime, house and acoustic.


They currently have on their roster artists such as 'Chronikal' who is a female MC from Nottingham, 'S.K' who is a rapper from Birmingham, 'Zigg Zagg' who is a female rapper from Sacramento, and rapper 'Motzzi' who is also CEO of Haterproof Ent and is from Birmingham.

All very busy with different projects, the Haterproof camp always have something to offer. With one million downloads under their belt, Haterproof are definately doing something right! 

Big things to come from these lot and here are a few things you can expect from Haterproof come 2014:
 
Motzzi - The Scorpion King (mixtape) Jan 2014
Proof 3 - Club Edition (Compilation Electro EP) Jan 2014
Siya - Untitled (electro EP) Feb/March 2014
Chronikal - Untitled (electro EP) Feb/March 2014
Motzzi & Zigg Zagg - Bonnie & Clyde Vol1 (album) March/April 2014
S.K - Untitled (collaborative album with U.S artist) TBA
Follow them on twitter:
@TeamHaterproof
@Chronikal1
@SKRADGang
@theziggzagg
@Motzzi
Wish you all the best for the future guys..


Stephanie Santiago

Introducing a new voice that's about to cut through the industry. This exotic looking beauty is named Stephanie Santiago and offers music lovers a richer, deeper and more exotic sound.
Stephanie who is a Singer/Songwriter was born in London and is of Colombian heritage.  She is an aspiring young new talent that is causing a stir in the UK independent Indie/Soul/Acoustic scene.
Stephanie comes to the table with charisma and dripping in personality. Dark with passion and backed by her acoustic guitar along with the experience of continuously song writing since the age of 11, Stephanie is now ready to take her career to the next level. 


Definitely one to look out for!

Check out here latest release here.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVGyTTH2T4w&sns=tw 
Click here to like her fanpage.. https://www.facebook.com/StephanieSantiagoMusic 
Follow her on twitter.. @StephSanti

 

Cant lie, first time I listened to this I wasn't really feeling it and took me a couple days to give it another chance. 
Upon listening to it again though, I actually liked it allot more. The backing tracks were well selected and the lyrics were very engaging and even recommended it to a few friends. 
'No Days Off Vol 2' I must say, is a very well put together mixtape and have often found myself having it on repeat on a number of occasions. I think it's overall message is a certified one that many people should be able to relate to.
Give it a Kix-Factor of: 8/10

Ragz-CV



 

Ragz-CV is a 25 yr old lyricist from South London who has been doing music for a few years now but 2012 was a massive year for him as he brang out his 1st mixtape titled "The Death Of Hip-POP" on January 31st which got loads of recognition leading him to do various radio interviews on stations such as On Top Fm, Deja Vu Fm, Guess Radio & Radio King Online. Ragz was also fortunate to have met legendary Hip Hop artist KRS-1 and did a freestyle with him which you can see on youtube. The buzz he created has since allowed him to gain management.


On the September 10th 2012 he released an E.P called "Paying Homage To The King" produced by his granddad with 50% of proceeds going to 'Alzheimer's Society' charity who have sponsored it. He decided to do this because his grandma suffers with the disease. On the launch night him & his boy Junior Booker made £800 for the charity packing out the Brixton Jamm club with over 200 people and the lambeth mayor himself making an appearance. Since then he has carried on pushing and has to date made over £3,000. In December he released his debut video off his new E.P 'Memories'  which can be seen here >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5FyBSAWpyQ 
He is also nominated for 'Best Newcomer Of The Year' at the 2012 Official Mixtape Awards for the massive amount of attention his E.P has got.



Check out the links below to see some of the coverage he received..

MTV Website:

Dazia Moore

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Presenting these brand new visuals from the lovely Dazia Moore who is a glamour model that was voted last years 'QC Model Of The Year'. Definately being one to watch out for, Dazia is steadily rising to the top and is constantly being booked to host events all over America. Dazia is due to be in the UK this summer and will be available bookings. 

 

Check out her website: www.DaziaMoore.com and follow her on twitter: @IAmDaziaMoore

DDark

Stefan Mensah, better known as 'DDark' is a UK producer and rapper. DDark is an eclectic artist specialising in a range of genres from Hip-Hop, R&B, Grime and Dubstep,.. To Funky House, Electro and Pop.
From as early as 5 years old, DDark’s passion for music evolved as he began to play musical instruments such as the piano and guitar. Shortly after DDark’s urge to blast through the music scene, he featured on a number of well-established pirate radio stations like Mistiq Fm, Heat Fm, Raw UK, Jam Hot, De Ja Vu and more. Once DDark’s exposure had begun to get him recognised, he realised that big DJ’s such as BBC 1xtra’s DJ Cameo, Marian Hoobs and DJ Logan we're keen to have him feature on their shows.

Moreover, Aftershock - an independent label - signed DDark at the tender age of sixteen. This was a massive achievement for him as he was quite clearly being recognised for all the right reasons: a young, talented, unique artist that had the ability to concoct sounds together in his virtual laboratory, using mixtures of feelings that circulated in his life, to create some really good music. The label itself had urban prestige as it upheld some of the best mainstream urban artists, such as Terror Danjah, Bruza and Tinie Tempah. As expected, DDark collaborated with these artists in many music videos which were aired on Channel U and can now be found on Youtube. DDark had also collaborated with mainstream rapper Chipmunk and produced tracks for Wretch 32.

He featured on many underground songs such as ‘On The Block’ and ‘Tempations’, which was broadcasted on Channel U, Flava and MTV Base. DDark has also produced a mass amount of beats for loads of different types of artists and in addition, was responsible for the explosive underground Instrumental ‘Misson Riddim’ and has also performed at hugh events/festivals such as Reading Festival and Wireless Festival.

In 2012 DDark released his "M.O.T" mixtape for free download which was featured on the SBTV website and has accumulated over 10,000 downloads. DDark was mentioned by mainstream rapper 'Sway' as one to watch out for. Mid 2012 he also featured on Original DJ Memzee's "All-Star" track which he produced. The Track was aired on MTV Base, Channel aKa, Flava TV and was heavily rotated by Dj's Jenny Francis, Firing Squad, Dj Woody and Dj Target. He also starred in the viral youtube shows 'Smokey Barbers' and 'Diary of a Badman' which has received over a million views and has worked closely with the BBC producing backing tracks for the show Panorama.In 2013 DDark signed to independent label Uptempo Records which will be releasing his forth coming Singles and EP.

http://youtube/ddarktv
http://facebook/ddarkartist
http://soundcloud/ddarkonline
http://twitter.com/ddarkonline

Achi Avelino

Achi Avelino (born June 4, 1993) is an up and coming recording artist, rapper and songwriter from Tottenham, North London who has become known for his compelling flows and lyrical content. Achi not too long released well put together promo Mixtape called "Underdog Music" and is currently working on a new Mixtape called "Iconic Ambition" set to be released late spring/early summer 2013. Make sure you look out for that.

Follow Achi on twitter for updates: @OfficialAvelino

Lishon Junior

Introducing 22 year old recording artist and actor from Manchester calledLishon Junior. Lishon expands his talent over the scene by not justwriting his own songs, but also songwriting for other artists and friends,and is now about to take on a new role as a radio show host on a new andfully licenced radio station called 'Urban Vibes Fm' which will be basedin the northwest of England.

What started out as just a hobby has turned into nine years of him composingbmusic. Gradually growing older over the past nine years around the vastmajority of talent that Manchester has to offer, it seems like it wasdestiny for him to pursue it as a career and follow his dreams. At firstglance you will notice that he is pretty much the spitting image of U.S.rapper 'T.I.' but has a completely unique flow, style and flexibility ofboth underground and commercial music which cant be compared to any other.

 

"When it comes to what music I make.. i Rap, i Sing and also MC. I'vealways been around music and grew up listening to Reggae, Soul, Rnb &Hip-Hop but, allot of my inspiration has come from acts such as Nas, KanyeWest, Drake, etc.. I also do it as a way to express my thoughts andfeelings and think music is a great way to connect with ones emotions whichoffers feelings of relief and release many of life's issues."

The next release to come from will be an EP called 'Hold On, PainEnds' or 'HopeEP' for short. Pouring allot of his own emotionsinto many of the songs but diversifying the rest I think will alloweveryone to really relate to him and his music. Lishon is reallyexcited to see how it does when its finally independently releasedalong with the official release of his long awaited single 'Set MeFree' which currently gets played in over 11 different country'svia soundcloud and several radio stations. His main focus for 2013to link up with as many amazing artists as possible and basicallycreate a whole new catalogue of great music. Always interacting withthe fans and followers has secured him a loyal fan base and following.For updates, collaborations, general enquires or just to contact himto say thank you for making great music, follow and catch up with himon twitter: @lishonjunior

Wish you all the best that 2013 has to offer.

Main Soundcloud Page http://soundcloud.com/lishonjunior
Lishon Junior - Set me free http://snd.sc/HRtxWl
Lishon Junior - So Good http://t.co/g3tVoQc4
Lishon junior - Soldier Featuring Sir Frost & Major http://snd.sc/Ppdd2t
Lishon Junior - HYFRbFeaturing Shanice & Frosty http://snd.sc/PPggrm
Lishon Junior - Flip reverse Featuring Urban Symphony http://snd.cc/SSOd61

Mar F Blaze

*Check out 17 year old rapper from Linden NJ , USA called Mar F Blaze who is well known around his home town for various songs and music videos. He has recently started his own clothing line brand called "LavishLifestyle". His most recent mixtape "Almost Famous", which he release on DatPiff.com in September is available to download here http://www.datpiff.com/Mar-F-Blaze-Almost-Famous-mixtape.377217.html. He is now currently working on a new music project called "LavishLifestyle" to promote and showcase his new clothing line which he's hopingto release sometime in january 2013. To follow up on this artist you canfollow him on twitter @REALMARFBLAZE as well as contact him personally via:MarFBlazeBookings@gmail.com

 

*Youtube Search: Mar F Blaze*
*SoundCloud: www.Soundcloud.com/mar-f-blaze
  

Lexus Dutty Mouth

After selling jus under 50,000 mixtapes independently to date (not including downloads). Lexus Dutty Mouth; now known as Alex Dutty, releases his 5th mixtape named "Remade", which has already been described as some of his best work to date.

 

Dutty is currently in a joint label venture with "89 Arrogance Recordings" and together are gaining a lot of interest from major labels. He is currently working on his first studio album due to be released next year. This follows his nomination for an Official Mixtape Award for his previous mixtape "Da Bits". His back catalog consists of tracks featuring
"Dot Rotten", "Faith SFX", "Donaeo", "NY", Killa P and and many more.

 

Dutty's mixtape "Remade" currently remains in the top ten, in the "Official UK Mixtape Chart". Featuring Brixtons "PDC" Head Man "Ja Ja Soze", East Londons "Bate Nate Hussein", 89's very own "Kofi Stacks" and "Barington Levy's" daughter
"Alize Levy".

 

Most definitely go and check it out people. There are allot of tracks on there that you can all relate to and be inspired. Definitely one of the best mixtapes i've heard all year!

Razor

Official Mixtape Award’s (Nominee) ‘Best Newcomer’ Razor is back with his new mixtape ‘Progression’.

Razor’s latest material finds the North West London artist illustrating his progression both as an artist and as an individual; the music career he has seen begin to flourish after years of tireless effort on the circuit, and the personal hardship and pain that frame his success.

Through his established blend of sincere tracks and heartfelt lyricism Razor brings to light the difficulties of balancing these two lives, both just as fragile.

In addition to the OMA recognition, Razor has been shortlisted for ‘Best Urban Act at the Exposure Music Awards, and emerged as the winner of our 'In It To Win It' showcase competition, subsequently having the video for his song 'Closer' filmed by Link Up TV to add to his growing catalogue of videos in rotation on TV and the internet.



Razor has performed at open mic showcases across the city, including those hosted by DJ Charlie Sloth (BBC 1Xtra) and DJ Quincy (Choice fm), and has recently expanded beyond London, all the while pursuing his own strategy of independent distribution and promotion.

His mixtapes are also available on a number of websites, such as www.mixtapemadness.co.uk, www.freemixtape.co.uk and www.ukrapmusic.com.

Razor was featured on 'The Hoods Got Talent' documentary on emerging underground talent, which included also: Jamal Edwards (founder of SBTV), Gordon Mac (founder of kiss fm) and Ace and Vis (bbc1xtra) and is now available of iTunes.

Youtube: www.youtube.com/mmrazor1

Twitter: www.twitter.com/razorartist

Bethany Davis

Bethany Davis

Introducing the very lovely aspiring 23 year old singer, actress, dancer and songwriter, Bethany Davis. Bethany's desire and determination for success has resulted in her being featured on VH1's "Who's Next", garnering placement on "The Tonight Show" With Jay Leno and BET's 106th & Park, Three Time UMA Best Pop Artist and Winner of Critically Acclaimed NYC Idol Bethany Divalicious' passion has lead her to open up for acts such as Dj Envy, Trey Songz, Busta Rhymes, Machel Montano, T.O.K, and Ron Browz.
 
Bethany began singing at the tender age of 5 and then began to learn to dance when she was 18. Since then Bethany has been featured in motion picture films including "Step Up 3D", "The Taking of Pelham 123", "Women Do it Better" and a few others. With an ever growing fan base, Bethany Davis continues to expand her brand and share her love of entertainment.

When i first learned of Bethany i checked out her stuff on YouTube and was actually quite impressed and in a way kind of reminded me of Beyonce. Very pretty, amazing body, quite humble and passionate about what she does. Eager to truly establish herself as an internationally known artist Bethany has permitted me to disclose not only her managements contact number (917)-673-1087), but also her personal email address which is bethanydavisfans@gmail.com. Feel free to get in touch with her for bookings and collabs. 2013 seems like it has big things in store for her. 

Sina Gharib

18 year old Sina Gharib is doing amazing things for his age consequentially making a big buzz in the industry resulting in his first TV interview in the USA being on Channel 2 which is part of the 'ABC network' and is due to be aired in Georgia, USA in a few months… http://www.abc.go.com

Top US paper 'The Gazette' have already featured him in their newspaper and now have their media eyes on him… http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/my-showbiz-secret-well-i-m-17-but-i-m-going-places-1-3595532

Sina Gharib is an actor, writer, TV and radio presenter with experience and expertise in talent PR & management. Sina started getting into films and media industry when in 2006 a TV series about his family was aired in Iran for the Persian audience called 'Roozegare Gharib' which became Iran's most viewed series since 1978. From then on he started getting into acting both in the UK & in Iran which is what successfully started to build his career. Doing this began to gain him valuable connections, not only in the film industry, but also in the modelling and music industry. In 2010 Sina Gharib established the 'P-King Group' in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

Based on his own work experience, he knew that many of his colleagues were unhappy with their agencies. So, with vital support from friends and colleagues he took the plunge and formed his own Agency and Management company for Music Artists, TV Presenters, Actors, Actress, Models, DJ's, Sports people, Comedians and several other popular talents and works with many world recognised music groups/ artists such as YMCMB, N-Dubz, SN1 plus many more.

In 2011, P-King Group represented more than 25 top models and organised large advertising campaigns for clients in the consumer goods and media industries. As well as getting more heavily into radio and tv presenting, Sina has also started writing articles for several web based magazines.

Now, in 2012 P-King Group has begun representing music artists, children and teenagers thus, offering clients an even wider range of talent to choose from. P-King Group is a very successful modelling and talent agency with a work ethic to move forward non stop. They represent new and fresh talent that meet the needs of their clients in many different industries. The team hopes to blow soon as there is now allot of interest from different major record labels and tv channels across the UK.

Follow Sina's road to success on twitter where he currently has over 22,000 followers on twitter and rising.

@Sinagharib
@Officialpking
www.officialpking.co.uk