KADI Sends Out A Message With ‘Turn U On’

Listen up R&B/ hip-hop lovers as KADI’s latest tune, ‘Turn U On’ is one you should be chasing and it even has a powerful message behind, straying from some of the typical representations of women in the genre.

KADI has always felt that the industry portrays the wrong idea, suggesting that women can only get far if they are prepared to sexual in terms of their image. Concerned for the younger generation of girls listening to this kind of music, KADI is keen to help them realise that this is not the case; that women can succeed without ‘having a big ass or showing your breasts’. 

‘Turn U On’ combines clever and witty lyricism with a strong agenda that aims to empower women and move away from conventional images in hip-hop. KADI is aggressive and confident in her rapping style, but this only supports the message she is trying to put across, and she does this effortlessly, never deviating from the aura of cool that surround her.

With some quality production values and an equally professional video, KADI is without a doubt on the way up with her brand of meaningful hip-hop-rap.

Check out more on KADI here:

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/KADIofficia1

https://twitter.com/Kadiofficial1?lang=en

https://instagram.com/Kadi_official1

Jodie H. Dunn’s ‘I Belong In Hell’

Having tried the talent show route in the past, talented singer-songwriter, Jodie H. Dunn has decided to take a more organic path to get her music out there. Now, after producing her first professionally recorded track, ‘I Belong In Hell’, Jodie has her eyes set on becoming the next home-grown music sensation.

However, it hasn’t always been easy for Jodie. During her school years, she was subjected to terrible levels of bullying which even extended onto social media. This forced her to move schools in the middle of an important exam period, but unfortunately, the online bullying still followed her. Despite this, Jodie has shown determination and character in overcoming this, using her experiences to fuel her deep, heartfelt songs. Not only is there strong subject matter behind her lyrics, but Jodie is gifted with a stunning voice that powers the emotion in her music.

Jodie was always a self-taught musician, singing in the garden and the playground as a child and eventually picking up some skills on the keyboard to help her songwriting. Her passion for getting her thoughts penned down into songs grew during her teenage years and already, at such a young age, Jodie’s inherent talent is undeniable.

‘I Belong In Hell’ may sound somewhat threatening, but Jodie’s debut professional recording is a powerful ballad that exhibits her wide ranging vocals, from soft whispers to powerful chorus-roars. The track was brought to life with the help of Andy Whitmore at Greystoke studios who has worked with the likes of Elton John, Danni Minogue and Peter Andre.

Find out more on Jodie here:

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/jodiehelendunn

https://www.facebook.com/jodiehelendunn/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2-EwF7vdFUEFRwGgzk1b5g

https://www.instagram.com/jodiehdunn/?hl=en

 

Pimlican: ‘Runaw’y’

Solo artist, Pimlican, has teamed up with a group of talented musicians to create his catchy new single, ‘Runaw’y’. The experienced musician blends a wide range of genres including R&B, dance and pop to form a unique, yet contemporary sound with urban influences.

His strong song writing skills see him mixing killer hooks with colourful beats, which have earned him airplay on Tom Robinson’s Radio 6 show, BBC Introducing and BBC Radio Leeds.

The inspiration for the name ‘Pimlican’ came from spending many blue moons in Pimlico waiting for appointments with people involved in the music industry. The idea of the collective is to deliver unique live performances which are exemplified in the video for ‘Runaw’y’; therefore, anyone can get involved in Pimlican as long as they help evolve the live show and add something new to the group, never sticking to a completely rigid format.  After releasing the single ‘B’ck 4 More/P’lya’ in late May, Pimlican are set to release the addictive dance pop track ‘Runaw’y’, using rap to compliment the strong vocals and foot-tapping groove.

Find out more on Pimlican here:

Links:

http://www.belgraveroadrecords.com/

https://pimlican.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/belgraveroadrec

https://www.facebook.com/belgraveroadrecords

https://soundcloud.com/pimlican-97234536

Upbeat and inspirational new electro-pop single ‘Step by Step’ by Challan Carmichael

Up-and-coming UK singer, Challan Carmichael, delivers this new feel good single ‘Step by Step’ out June 3rd. Sporting a fantastic hook and a bubbly electropop beat, the track has all the ingredients of a catchy pop song, made all the more engaging by its positive and life-affirming lyrics. Challan Carmichael is Fresh, Original and Inspiring.

Listen to the track here: https://soundcloud.com/challancarmichael/step-by-step-challan-carmichael

I love good wholesome music and am very aware of how music can help you to motivate and uplift,’ explains the singer.  ‘In the current climate with so much negativity in the world it is very easy to be bombarded with negative images and messages continuously. Sometimes it is good to focus on the positive side and also positive messages so that we can remember it is not all doom and gloom.

A devout Christian, Challan invited 10 local children from his church to sing on the track’s chorus. Ideals of humanity and philanthropy play a major part in his lyrics, themes that are applicable not just to his own faith but to people from all walks of life.

Challan takes influence from artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and Billy Ocean. As well as singing, he has long had a keen interest in dance, self-teaching himself as a child from watching Michael Jackson videos and streetdance. In 1988, he was lucky enough to get front row tickets to King of Pop’s BAD concert, a surprise gift from his au-pair.

Unafraid to challenge himself, Challan joined the Territorial army in his twenties, having a desire to push himself both physically and mentally. Around the same time he also got involved with artist tour management.

Having worked behind the scenes in the music industry for many years supporting artists such as KC Da Rookee and Ben from Phats and Smalls, Challan is now ready to carve a music career of his own.

The artist has worked with multiple producers including notable names such as Blaze Billions, Paul Nza, Lars Mellow and Klimper Boy. He is currently performing at schools across the UK as part of his Step by Step UK nationwide Schools Tour.

The Nottingham Post has described him as ‘Nottingham’s next MC Hammer’.

An album has been recorded in Germany and will be out soon.

Pre-order now: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/step-by-step-single/id1093444648?ls=1

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/challancarmichael

https://www.facebook.com/challancarmichaelmusic/

https://twitter.com/ChallanC

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCexVQanNA09bzBSj6P4T9ig

https://www.instagram.com/challancarmichael/

www.challancarmichael.co.uk

Becca B releases new R’n’B single “Ready and Waiting”

Becca B is kick-starting a promising career with her smooth R’n’B release ‘“Ready and Waiting” featuring rapper MceBisi.

Having honed her skills over the years by supporting acts such as Gareth Gates at Party In The Park and Stacey Solomon at The Ashfield Show, the exuberant singer from Nottinghamshire is now ready to embark upon a rosy future in the music industry with a repertoire of suave and laid-back pop beats.

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Her new single “Ready and Waiting” is a sophisticated R’n’B track that, underpinned by a flawless production and additional rap interlude by the brilliant MceBisi, has got some definite hit potential. She says: “This song is also about new steps. It is about the flirtatious engagements between two new people wanting something more form each other.”

 

 

Becca B is not fussed about hiding behind an alter-ego. She believes in the principle of ‘What you see is what you get’ and wants the world to know what she is about. She feels that her music gives her a chance to be truly authentic. After having experimented with different styles in the past she has now found her sound and explains:  “I feel R’n’B gives me a more intimate platform to put across my feelings, fantasies and loves of life.” With this approach her musical end-product draws upon inspiration from artists such as Pink, Jason Derulo and Rihanna.

During her time as a singer Becca has come across some important life lessons when it gets to making it in the music business. Having missed out on the chance to sign with a major label in the past due to the discouragement of her mentor at the time, she has started to learn more and more about how the industry works and taken on a warrior-like spirit in terms of her ambitions. Determination and eagerness are not only part of her musical career – Becca is also a football player for the local women’s team.

Her potential for fame doesn’t prevent the singer from staying close to her fan base. Being active on social media allows her to build a direct connection to her followers as a way to keep them updated and interested in her latest work.

 

The single “Ready and Waiting” is out on 12th February 2016.

 

LINKS:

https://www.facebook.com/BeccaBOfficial

https://twitter.com/beccab_official

 

Beautiful singer Jae Franklin is back with emotional single ‘Weary’

Soul songstress Jae Franklin is back with her new single release ‘Weary’ in which she paints a picture of our times inspired by recent global and social issues that have fuelled worldwide protests and demonstrations.

Described as a “talented chanteuse and citizen of the world [who] has a way with a musical phrase nearly unmatched by most of her peers” by the award-winning music website Soulbounce, Franklin is a multitalented singer who combines vocal savvy à la Whitney Houston with an activist heart.

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As a follow-up to her captivating R’n’B song ‘Higher’, ‘Weary’ is a mystifyingly beautiful examination of the struggles that people go through in our day and age. Written and produced by Kwame Busia, the lyrics read: “Someone told you that you’ve got so much to give but you’re preoccupied with just trying to live.” Touching upon one of the most profound struggles that exist within human nature, ‘Weary’ is also an affirmation of hope which is so convincingly portrayed in Franklin’s vocal interpretation.

Jae’s artistic career goes a long way back to her High School days when she and her sister were in a band called Girls Tyme with former classmate Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland before the days of Destiny’s Child.  Born and raised in Houston, Texas, the singer eventually moved to Dubai where she has successfully honed her skills and managed to get noticed by the public eye with media coverage in the United Arab Emirates, the US and the UK.

Having always dreamed of broadening her artistic work and getting into the spheres of political activism, Jae would like to someday be able to become an ambassador for the UN Human Rights Council to raise awareness about refugee crises and social issues. She declares: “I would like to use my music as a platform for change and become a catalyst for change to heal the world and make a difference.”  Being an artist who values the opportunity to “give back” she has worked and performed for a variety of charities in the past. The social commentary in ‘Weary’ is yet another way for her to raise awareness and provoke thought in a world that is in desperate need for global solutions in terms of social justice.

 

‘Weary’ is out on 26th March 2016.

 

LINKS:

http://www.facebook.com/jaefranklin

http://www.twitter.com/jaefranklin

http://www.soundcloud.com/jaefranklin