Album Review: I Find Myself Here – Antonia Redding

Antonia Redding

Singer/Songwriter ANTONIA REDDING described her sound as ‘worldwide pop’, displayed through her latest full-length album, I Find Myself Here.

Worldwide pop is essentially a soothing fusion of the acoustic guitar (giving off that real folklore feel) with drums producing beautiful hints of African-influenced rhythms – all completed by Redding’s rich and equally soothing vocals (think of a female version of Paul Simons.)

This is a perfect collection for those lazy Sunday afternoons. A full version of I Find Myself Here is available on iTunes.

Must Listens: Backdrop, Toorelyay, The Words We Choose, Only Name, No Beginning No End, Alone To Reunite

New Track: Thats A Fact – Trigga Ryder

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Emcee TRIGGA RYDER and  British producer Subvert have joined forces for a brand new Grime effort, Thats A Fact.

Trigga has shared stages with many artists including Skinny Man, TY, Estelle, Verb T, Speech Debelle and Foreign Beggars.

Thats A Fact is available now on iTunes…go on, check it out!

New Track: Stop – Alesha Dixon (Ft. Wretch 32) – SRNO Remix

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ALESHA DIXON flashes back to her ro xp/so8yz7.ots on her latest video for Stop featuring the wordsmith, and one of the UK’s finest rappers Wretch 32.

Producer SRNO is on the buttons for the first remix to be heard of Alesha’s new single, which was given it’s radio premiere last week by Ras Kwame on Capital Xtra. He’s the man behind tracks with some of the UK’s hottest artists such as K Koke and TE DNESS.

Bringing a stand-out, effortless, R&B edge, Alesha mixes up the track as she drops her much-loved quicktime flow that stood her apart from any other female in the UK scene in the noughties. One of the original queens of UK R&B, Alesha has become one of the countries sweethearts and gained huge success in the pop world, however this track brings her home.

Starting off as one thirds of UK Garage group Mis-Teeq, Alesha was the rude girl rapper that no-one at the time could beat. She smoothly transformed into a judge to become Saturday teatime TV royalty to two of the Nation’s favourite programs; Strictly Come Dancing and Britain’s Got Talent, as well as beginning a solo career. She has become a style icon as well as an artist and a presenter that Britain cannot get enough of.

A singer of nine Top 10 singers and three platinum albums, she has received Brit Awards and MOBO Awards nominations. Her new, fourth studio album Do It For Love, where this single is taken from, is being released on Alesha’s own independent label Precious Stone Records. It’s an infectious, Summer R&B jam produced by DaBeatfreakz. Alesha opens the track stating her power, “You ready? I’m supersonic, bionic” which is partnered with a hot 16 from Wretch 32 who adds to the flavoursome track, bringing his powerful and confident lyrics.

Alesha continues to slay, this time on her own where she makes all of the rules.

 

Upcoming Release: Hype – A.M. SNiPER (ft. Curren$y)

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A.M. SNiPER flashes back into the limelight with Hype, the first single from his forthcoming debut album.

The British-Cypriot rapper is renowned for teaming up with some of the biggest names in music across both the UK and US scenes from his base in Ayia Napa (the original hotspot and mainstay for UK Garage, Grime and Urban music in Europe), hosting and collaborating with a bonafide plethora of stars including Chris Brown, Tyga, Rick Ross, Wiley, JME, Julian Marley, Dj Jaguar Skills and Memphis Bleek.

For his latest banger,  A.M. joins forces with one of hiphop’s undisputed underground kings, New Orleans rapper Curren$y, long-term friend and collaborator of Wiz Khalifa. The track  boasts a late-night jam that oozes understated class.

A.M. SNiPER’s musical prowess stems as far back as the early 2000s, where as a budding teenager in the UK Garage pioneers’ So Solid Crew, he produced a third of their sophomore album. This finesse and adept appreciation of authenticity and culture is reflected on the new single. The track samples A Tribe Called Quest’s Butter with vocal cuts from the late Phife Dawg and pays tribute to similar icons – Bob Marley for instance – two artists concerned with the art and the vision rather than the hype.

Hype will be available on iTunes from 24th June…but for now, check out the visual to the single.

New Music Video: Thinking Out Loud – Haze

Haze Thinking out loud

HAZE drops his visual to his latest single, Thinking Out Loud, coming from his mammoth album of the same name, released last Monday. Alongside the album and video, the emcee also stars in and co-directed a short film with Sheridan De Myers

The 21-track album goes through different feelings and emotions and features other hugely respected UK Hip-Hop artists such as Akala & Black The Ripper on track Problems, J Spades and Whooli on Suttin About Me, Pakman on Follower Or Leader, and Irish soulful singer Maverick Sabre on Made In Love.

Haze has proved he can take his artistry to a different dimension, by joining together a film, album and music video. Based in London on a true story, the project represents the conflict of an artist torn between two worlds. The streets and his passion; aspiring to be a successful artist but having to do whatever it takes to support his dream & his family, which ultimately leads him to making the ultimatum decision.

Thinking Out Loud album is now available on iTunes…but for now, check out the video.

 

New Track: Don’t Go – Basheba

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Featuring a soft, house piano line and echoed backing vocals,  BASHEBA’s latest effort, Don’t Go, gets  a makeover from two producers,  XVR BLCK and Musika.

Musika has enhanced the soulful vocal by adding in a beautiful guitar instrumental, where XVR BLCK has given the track a more funky edge, with piano riffs.

Born and raised in London by her British Dad and Bajan Mum, BASHEBA  has been honing her musical craft from a young age, beginning to write songs aged 14. Inspired by her Bajan roots, BASHEBA has lived and breathed music ever since, starting her own record label, Y.O.B Records (Youth of Britain), in late 2013 and she has so far released 2 EP’s: Bad Friends, Good Enemies and Sessions. BASHEBA is keen to continue creating evocative narratives through her music. She says, “A song is nothing without a story. I’m a storyteller, I just tell my stories through song.”

So hear her story and listen to the original version of Don’t Go. The single is coming from her latest EP, Axiom Part 1, out now.