Aitch + AJ Tracey + Tay Keith – Rain

 Aitch + AJ Tracey + Tay Keith - Rain


Aitch + AJ Tracey + Tay Keith – Rain

Artist Name:  Aitch + AJ Tracey + Tay Keith

 

Song Title:  Rain

 

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Aitch and AJ Tracey team up to unravel an amazing music video for the rap song entitled ‘Rain.’

 

These gifted rappers amaze with their extraordinary delivery of rap verses.

 

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Aitch and AJ Tracey have dropped their highly anticipated single “RAIN”, produced by Tay Keith (Drake, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott), and complete with an LA-filmed visual, directed by Arrad.

 

Two of the hottest names in UK Rap, and both in their twenties, Aitch and AJ Tracey are both hot off the back of their 2020 Brit Awards nominations, not forgetting the chart domination of “Taste” and “Ladbroke Grove”, respectively, last year. A formidable duo, “RAIN” makes an almighty statement of two young talents marking their territory, not just nationally, but globally.

 

The video, filmed in Los Angeles in February, sees Aitch, and AJ making it rain – both literally and metaphorically; Iced jewelry, dollar bills, cars, and energy.

 

 

With both rappers’ individual personalities shining through, their unique flows complement each other effortlessly over the addictive piano-heavy beat of 23-year-old Memphis Tennessee producer Tay Keith.

 

Only two weeks ago, Manchester’s finest Aitch returned with his first solo offering of the year which was dropped as a surprise release on his website, before crashing an hour later due to the influx of traffic. Those lucky enough to get through in the first 30 minutes got to see “MICE” first.

 

After releasing the single everywhere, a couple of hours later, “MICE” has accumulated over 2.5 Million streams, and broken straight into the UK Top 40.

 

Both “MICE” and “Rain” kick off a busy few months ahead for Aitch, who hot off the back of his extended (due to popular demand) sold-out UK and EU tour, is about to embark on an Australia and NZ tour, before a Summer jam-packed with festivals.

 

Last year, UK Rap star AJ Tracey released his eclectic self-titled debut album to critical acclaim. It was one of the biggest indie albums of 2019 and charted at number 3 in the UK Official Charts, now certified Gold with over 110,000 sales.

 

Not content with his sold-out Brixton Academy show in March, AJ topped off his biggest year to date with two sell-out shows at London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace, after the first sold out in just ten minutes.

 

AJ’s hit single ‘Ladbroke Grove’ is about to go double-platinum (over 1.1 million sales); undeniably providing the soundtrack to last summer, where it spent 12 weeks in the UK Top 10, as well as winning an NME Award for Best British Song.

 

The West London-hailing artist has continuously pushed the boundaries of UK rap, throughout his self-built journey.

 

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Hailing from New Moston in North Manchester, 20-year-old MC Aitch is undoubtedly one of the biggest success stories of the last year.

 

Debut offering “Straight Rhymez” has now garnered well over 15 million views, being credited as the video that propelled Aitch into the limelight and released with the help of Northern Quarterz, his management team.

 

Based in his hometown of Manchester, NQ are helping to elevate artists in the North West of England to new heights.

 

Since then Aitch has gone on to make a solid mark on the scene nationally, his video for single “Taste (Make It Shake)” has accrued 23M views, and at one point he even featured on four songs in the UK Official Chart at one time. A keen collaborator and integral part of the UK Rap Scene, Aitch has seen huge success with his features on Young T and Bugsey “Strike Me A Pose” (Platinum), Russ x Tion Wayne “Kesha Becky (Remix)”, Ed Sheeran “Take Me Back To London” and his most recent with DigDat on “Ei8ht Mile.”

 

With his talents recognized across the board, Aitch is unstoppable. He is YouTube’s ‘Artist on The Rise’, has 1.5 million followers on Instagram alone and has support from the likes of Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, The Face, Clash, The Guardian, Line of Best Fit, and more.

 

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At just 25-years-old, nothing could have prepared AJ Tracey for his meteoric rise. The London-born artist has continuously pushed the boundaries of UK rap throughout his self-built journey.

 

Having released music since 2011, the Ladbroke Grove rapper saw a pivotal moment in 2016’s collaboration with Dave titled “Thiago Silva.” A year and a few singles later, AJ released his Secure the Bag! EP, which saw him catapulted into the UK official chart Top 20.

 

With a transatlantic nod of approval, AJ even appeared on tracks alongside Missy Elliott, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross and more.

 

AJ’s 2018 summer single “Butterflies” ft. Not3s, saw him spend an incredible eight weeks in the UK Official top 20, and six weeks on the Radio 1 A-list (with over 85 million streams to date.)

 

AJ Tracey proved himself as one of the UK’s most dominant talents, winning the MTV Brand New title, two GRM Rated awards, and receiving multiple MOBO and AIM Awards nominations.

 

The 24-year-old even found himself placed in Forbes 30 under 30 for 2018 and named as one of British Vogue’s “Hottest Boys”, not to mention being placed on the BBC Sound Poll.

 

AJ has modelled in brand campaigns across the board from Nike to Timberland, Tottenham to the Official FIFA World Cup campaign alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. No mean feat, the rapper has enjoyed support from the likes of Pitchfork, The Fader, Dazed & Confused, GQ, Wonderland Magazine, i-D, NME, Noisey, The Independent, The Guardian and many more.

 

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Lila Iké – Where I’m Coming From

 

Lila Iké - Where I'm Coming From

Lila Iké – Where I’m Coming From

 

Artist Name:  Lila Iké

 

Song Title:  Where I’m Coming From

 

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Lila Iké unravels a striking music video for the song entitled ‘Where I’m Coming From.’

 

She thrills with her compelling vocal and the level of musicality is high.

 

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Lila Iké sings about “Where I’m Coming From” as she returns to her childhood room and the town where she grew up in Jamaica.

 

Jamaica’s magnetic upstart Lila Iké unveils the visual for her new single “Where I’m Coming From.”

 

The track has been picking up heat since its debut on June 14th, 2019 via In.Digg.Nation Collective/Easy Star Records.

 

The video, directed by Nickii Kane, brings to life the fiery fervor heard in Lila’s versatile flow and in the rugged trap-inspired beat produced by Kasadie “Caspa” Jones.

 

From her first home in Kingston to her hometown in the countryside of Manchester, Lila takes the viewers on a vibrant walk through her stomping grounds in Jamaica, with friends and family along the way. Later, her crew – which includes a star-studded cast like dancehall artist Chi Ching Ching and GRAMMY-nominated reggae singer Protoje – turns the streets into a lively party.

 

“The song and music video for ‘Where I’m Coming From’ means a lot to me.

 

I finally had an opportunity to summarize my story thus far and involve the people who have been and still are, a part of my journey.

 

The video starts with a scene in Kingston, in the bedroom that I actually lived in when I first moved to the capital.

 

It then follows me as I take a road trip back to my hometown in Christiana, Manchester (Jamaica).

 

I’m greeted by all my family and friends, a sort of homecoming vibes.

 

The reception was overwhelming! It was a whole vibe!

 

I’m excited to share my journey and my people with the world,” a humble Lila Iké explains.

 

The 25-year-old is making waves outside of The Caribbean. With style and grace, she recently made an epic entrance in NYC on Protoje’s set at BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! concert.

 

Over 5000 fans roared to the sounds of her performance at the free show held at Prospect Park.

 

Throughout July and August, Lila Iké is slated to perform at some of reggae’s premier music festivals in Europe.

 

The future is bright for Lila. With only four solo songs in her discography, the In.Digg.Nation Collective artist, helmed from Protoje’s camp, is already penetrating the ears of reggae fans and garnering acclaim from music tastemakers and press alike (COMPLEX, The FADER, LargeUp, and Passion of The Weiss).

 

She leaves listeners curious to know, “Who’s that girl?”

 

Doja Cat – Say So

 

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Doja Cat – Say So

 

Artist Name:  Doja Cat

 

Song Title: Say So

 

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American singer Doja Cat brings to light a compelling video for the song entitled ‘Say So’ drawn from the ‘Hot Pink’ – her second studio album.

 

‘Say So’ is a memorable song and it is entertaining while the performance is impressive.

 

Doja Cat amazes with simple dance moves while the video is noteworthy.

 

Her style is excellent.

 

She sings and raps.

 

Matty Ride – Lower Case Love

 

Matty Ride - Lower Case Love

Matty Ride – Lower Case Love

 

ARTIST NAME: Matty Ride

 

SONG TITLE: Lower Case Love

 

GENRE: Vintage Pop

 

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Originally hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Matty Ride grew up in the very stomping grounds and hometown of Bing Crosby. It’s there that his love for the great singers of the American Songbook such as Nat King Cole, Sinatra and of course Bing Crosby, took hold.

 

Now based in Nashville, Matty Ride recaptures the spirit of the American Songbook through his original ‘Vintage pop’ compositions.

 

His clever rhymes, tongue in cheek topics, and witty lyrics showcase an urbane sense of style and playfulness.

 

Ask Matty Ride to describe his music and he’ll tell you with a laugh, “I’m just making the type of music your grandparents made your parents to.”

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Go into detail on why you decided to choose music as a career.

I’ve always loved music from a young age, and I came from a pretty musical family.

 

Both my dad and my grandpa played, as well as lots of singers in the family, so it was something that I feel was passed on to me.

 

I studied International Business and Spanish in college, but I always knew as soon as I had gotten my degree I was jumping back into music.  And that’s what I did, I headed off to Nashville and been here ever since making music.

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Brief us on the feedback you are getting from fans on your music.

The feedback has been positive.  I think a lot of people like the fact that the music is very different from other stuff people are doing these days.  It catches people by surprise because they hear the music and it reminds them of a bygone era.  That’s what I love!  I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel with my music, just my own original songs in the vein of the American Songbook as if it continued on into today.

 

Some people have mentioned that they think the music is “timeless” or “classic.”  That to me is a really encouraging compliment.

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Discuss the relevance of social networking to music.

It’s crucial.  I think in order to succeed in today’s music environment you must be putting your music out in the social realm.

 

The downside is there is so much music out there to compete with, but the positive is that the traditional gatekeepers that would allow your music to be heard by the public don’t play as big of a role anymore.  Anybody can put their music out there now for the whole world to hear……… possibly …….hopefully…

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Tell us how you record your song.

We filmed the video for my song “Lower Case Love” in Ocean Way Studio A in Nashville where I recorded my upcoming project, that I will be releasing as singles and EPs throughout this year.

 

The way we have the studio set up in the video is pretty much how we recorded all the songs during those sessions, including “Lower Case Love,” which was mostly live.

 

I wanted to try and capture that live performance energy, which is something that so many great artists I love from the 1940s/50s were doing at that time in the studio.  There wasn’t any overdubbing in the recording process.  They would set up all the musicians in the same room and hit record.

 

I always told myself, if I was going to do this project, we had to do it the right way, the way it would’ve been done, and that was with all the musicians recording live in the same room.

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Tell us the story behind the song.

Hollywood sells us on instant romance, but love is a slow burn.  I wrote this song as a tongue in cheek way to say, take it seriously, but seriously…. take your time.

 

So, for all those feeling the pressure of finding love, I say, ‘“Only time will tell if it’s ‘love’ with a capital “L”, but for now the lower case will do.”

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State your musical skills.

I mostly play guitar and piano, but I also play some bass and various other instruments enough to record a little on them.

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Tell us how long it takes to complete a song from the start.

Every song is completely different.  There is no magical formula for inspiration or completion, so it’s hard to say.  Some songs take 15 minutes, and others take 2 years.

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Go into detail on how you develop your lyrics and melody.

Well, for many of the songs on my project, including “Lower Case Love,” I usually start out with a phrase or tagline that I want to write the song about.

 

I often will keep a notebook or notes on my phone of phrases that I might hear in conversations or read somewhere, and then I go from there.

 

 

I tell my family and friends to be careful about what they talk about with me in conversation because it might end up in my song lyrics.

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Discuss your music in full detail.

It’s basically throwback music to a bygone era.  I write original songs in the vein of the American Songbook.

 

I love the great Jazz/big band singers like Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and those are some of my big inspirations.

 

I’m aware those are terribly high bars to aim for, but those are what I want my music to aspire to.

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State your five favourite genres of music with reasons.

Jazz: for the chords and musical arrangements

 

Hip Hop: for the beats

 

Soul: For the pocket and feeling

 

Rock: For the energy

 

Acoustic: For the chill nature.

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Discuss your rehearsal.

The band is always changing sizes depending on the venue of the upcoming gig, so it all depends.

 

 

Usually, rehearsals are tricky to coordinate with such a big band but quite necessary to make all the musical arrangements that go into my songs.

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State your favourite musical instruments.

Guitar, Piano, Bass.

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Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance.

I have fun and I hope that comes across.  I think it does.  They really like watching the big band play through all the arrangements.  I think people appreciate the live nature of the instrumentation.

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Discuss your personality in full detail.

I’m a pretty chill guy off stage. I joke and say I’m an introvert with above-average social skills.

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Discuss your music career.

It’s a slow grind.  Sometimes it’s hard, sometimes it’s happy, but it’s always worth it.

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List your musical work.

I’m just starting out this new artist stuff as Matty Ride, so this is the beginning, so come along on the journey with me and let’s find out!

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Share your memorable experiences with us.

Anytime I’m making music with my super talented friends in Nashville!  Those are my best memories.

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Nashville-based crooner, Matty Ride is back with new music! The first of many singles to come, “Lower Case Love,” an upbeat and playful record and music video, was released on February 14, 2020.

 

When asked about the inspiration behind this upbeat and playful track, Ride says:

 

“Hollywood sells us on instant romance, but in reality, love is a slow burn. I wrote this song as a tongue in cheek way to say, take it seriously, but seriously… take your time. Because the quicker you get it, the cheaper it is.  And the cheaper it is, the sooner we move on to something else.

 

But love is a four-letter word spelled T-I-M-E, and time is the currency of love. Where you invest your time, there your heart is also. So, for all those feeling the pressure of Valentine’s Day, I say, ‘Only time will tell if it’s ‘love’ with a capital ‘L’, but for now the lower case will do.’”

 

Matty Ride recaptures the spirit of the American Songbook through his original ‘Vintage pop’ compositions.

 

 

His warm crooning vocal style, paired with his up-tempo big band arrangements and sentimental ballads reflect these inspirations of yesteryear and give a nod to the modern-day likes of Harry Connick Jr, Michael Bublé and Jamie Cullum.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Matty Ride is my artist name.  It’s a nickname I’ve had since I was younger.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

The song is called “Lower Case Love.”  It’s a playful song about not rushing love but giving it time.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

It’s a single release. But it will be put out on an upcoming EP with some other original tunes!

 

Robinson – Watching You

 

Robinson - Watching You

Robinson – Watching You

 

Artist Name:  Robinson

 

Song Title:  Watching You

 

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Robinson unravels a fascinating music video for the song entitled ‘Watching You.’

 

She amazes with her symphonic vocals while the video is down to earth.

 

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New Zealand-born pop artist Robinson releases her debut EP ‘Watching You’ today, via Ministry of Sound Recordings.

 

The dreamy brand of heartbreak pop Robinson is known for resonates throughout the record.

 

‘Watching You’ was written mostly in London and produced by Sam de Jong.

 

Of the EP, Robinson says:

“All the songs speak of love and heartbreak, but I hope it will give people hope and comfort if they are going through the same thing. It means the world to me to have ‘Watching You’ in the arms of the world.”

 

Lead single ‘Watching You’ – an emotional and relatable track about watching someone you love move on – was written by Robinson together with Mike Needle and Dan Bryer.

 

On the meaning behind the single, Robinson says:

“It’s about the absolute discomfort and utter heartbreak that comes with watching the person you’re in love with, be in love with someone else and how confusing and conflicting that is to come to terms with those feelings, and trying to do anything to move past it in order to find happiness again.”

 

The EP follows on from Robinson’s previous singles ‘Medicine’, ‘Karma’ and the hugely successful ‘Nothing to Regret’, which currently sits at over 90 million streams on Spotify alone – as well as being certified platinum in New Zealand and double platinum in Australia.

 

 

Robinson also received two nominations at the 2019 New Zealand Vodafone Music Awards for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year.

 

 

 

She was also revealed as one of Vevo DSCVR’s Ones to Watch 2019 as well as one of YouTube’s Artists to Watch 2019.

 

Last year saw Robinson play some great shows, including a sold-out headline set at London’s Queen of Hoxton and performance at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival.

 

 

She also supported some amazing artists on tour such as Hayley Kiyoko, Lany, Dean Lewis, and Dermot Kennedy.

 

On March 11th, Robinson will head on her first-ever headline tour in Australia/New Zealand – including a set at Homegrown Music Festival on Saturday 21st.

 

Full tour schedule below:

Wednesday 11th – The Lansdowne, Sydney

Friday 13th – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne

Thursday 19th – Ubar, Dunedin

Friday 20th – Blue Smoke, Christchurch

Sunday 22nd – Tuning Fork, Auckland

 

RAYE + Young Adz – All of My Love

 

RAYE + Young Adz - All of My Love

RAYE + Young Adz – All of My Love

 

Artist Name:  RAYE + Young Adz

 

Song Title:  All of My Love

 

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RAYE brings to light an amazing music video featuring Young Adz for the song entitled ‘All of My Love.’

 

‘All of My Love’ is a memorable song while the classic instrumentation brings the best out of the song.

 

The delivery of words is excellent, and the lyrics are easy to grab while the video is engaging.

 

The songwriting is outstanding, and the performance is dramatic.

 

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Croydon, South London-based R&B singer Rachel Keen (also known as RAYE) started her career at the age of ten, guided by her father and her guitar teacher.

 

Her interest in music quickly led to small charity gigs and bouts of singing at her local church.

 

By 2012, RAYE had enrolled in the prestigious BRIT school for music and singing, spending two years perfecting her craft, but she left in 2014 due to the limitations she was being taught and the desire to create her own rules.

 

The following year, RAYE released her debut EP, Welcome to the Winter. The lead single, “Hotbox,” was noticed by Olly Alexander (Years and Years) on Hype Machine; he got in touch with RAYE to discuss music and arranged a meeting with the A&R department at Polydor.

 

With major-label backing, RAYE kept busy in 2016, including co-writing her single “I, U, US” alongside Charli XCX, appearing as a guest vocalist on Jonas Blue’s “By Your Side” single, and releasing the SECOND EP.

 

She was back working with Charli XCX the following year, guesting on the singer’s tracks “Girls” and “Dreamer.” RAYE also delivered her own single, “The Line.”

~ Liam Martin