Rising UK Artist & Songwriter James Smith New Single ‘Rely On Me’

Following his triumphant, sold-out performance at London’s Omeara, rising UK artist and songwriter James Smith releases his gorgeous new track “Rely On Me”. A self-produced powerful ballad that will continue the growing hype around one of the UK’s most exciting young singer/songwriters.

An expansive, vulnerable track that marks a new benchmark for the young artist able to balance huge sounds with vivid, emotive storytelling, “Rely On Me” follows on from a string of releases and Smith’s debut EP “Little Love” last year.

Continuing to blaze a path through the pop landscape in 2019, James has raced to over 126M total streams, achieving eyebrow-raising numbers for his recent releases “Tell Me That You Love Me” (68M+ streams) and “T-shirts” (33M).

Born in Upton Park and just turned 20 years old with European tour dates and his first EP in the bag, James continues his precocious, self-made reputation as a young star in waiting. Critical support has also been swift across tastemakers including NOTION and CLASH MAGAZINE as well as significant blog hype.

James is emerging as one of the year’s most reactive homegrown talents – mark as a definite One to Watch for 2020.

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Emerging British Artist Amelia Carey Returns With Her Latest Single ‘Love Is Love’.

Helmed by buzzing producers AZTX and written by Amelia with AZTX and Push Baby’s Danny Wilkin, ‘Love Is Love’ is a heart wrenching open letter to Amelia’s parents to accept her as an openly gay young woman. The track depicts a struggle that millions of LGBT+ people around the world will know all too well, yet the track proudly offers comfort and support to the LGBT+ community. 

With her parents asking “will you ever be normal?” Amelia’s profoundly heartfelt lyrics advocate for the normalisation of homosexuality: “Are you finding it tough because I’m growing up / And I want to be touched by the woman I love?” she solemnly asks them over deep synths and an infectious pop-trap beat, before declaring “I’m still gonna love her tomorrow / I know it’s a hard pill to swallow”.

Amelia’s authentically raw first two singles – 2018’s ‘Over You’ and 2019’s ‘Happy Tears’ – made waves with critics, achieving high praise from the likes of CLASH and Alfitude thanks to her unflinching refusal to bow down to heteronormative ideals.

‘Love Is Love’ is the perfect encapsulation of Amelia’s admirable strength of character and proves Amelia has a great future not just in music, but as a vital role model in the LGBT+ community who is unafraid to speak her truths.

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Darkovibes and Mr Eazi Team Up for “Come My Way”

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Rising Ghanaian Afrobeats artist Darkovibes – who The FADER recently cited as being at the forefront of “revolutionizing the way we see life in Ghana, helping to bring the representation gap between Africa and the rest of the world” – returns today with the standout single “Come My Way” featuring acclaimed Nigerian musician Mr Eazi.

CLICK HERE to listen to the KillBeatz-produced track available now on all digital streaming platforms worldwide. “Come My Way” is the latest release off Darkovibes’ forthcoming debut solo album expected to arrive in 2020.

On his new single, Darkovibes shares, “Mr Eazi already had the chorus recorded and sent it over to me. I loved it and recorded two verses of my own. Killbeatz heard the initial beat Eazi sent with the chorus and reproduced everything from the top, while adding his own touch. ‘Come My Way’ is about being there for the girl if her boyfriend isn’t doing her well. Peep the beat’s heaviness!” 

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Emerging R&B Artist RINI Shares New Video For “My Favourite Clothes”


Emerging R&B virtuoso RINI has shared a new visual for his break-out track “My Favourite Clothes.” Hailing from South-East Melbourne, Australia, RINI’s music has been connecting organically without any promotion over the past year, amassing nearly 70 million streams across platforms. With “My Favourite Clothes” erupting online and racking in over 25 million streams, the McCracken-directed video now brings the gorgeous visual element of RINI’s beautifully detailed songwriting to life. An incredible talent gracefully diving into themes of love, loss and passion, RINI is one of the artists to watch in 2020 and poised for stardom.


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Juno Award Winning Artist Humble Releases “Fiya Girl” & “Must Legalize”

Juno Award Winning Reggae Artist Humble is back and releases two new tracks “Fiya Girl” & “Must Legalize “available now on all platforms.

Humble now based in Edmonton Alberta, no stranger to the Music scene, with two studio albums behind him that garnered him a Juno Nomination & win and performing at major music festivals in Toronto, New York, Ottawa Calgary & Japan.

Humble’s style has evolved adding elements of many other genres to is already reggae influenced style that fuse to form a sound like no other artist. He can command the stage with or without a band and audience members often claim having goosebumps after listening to a performance. His lyrics are positive and uplifting and his voice is smooth, clear and powerful. He is excited to once again share his music with the world and perform for fans, new and old.

Humble is also set to release his first self-produced EP in January 2020.

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Producer iLL Wayno Officially Partners With Republic Records With His Hit Song “Eyes. Lips. Face.” Feat. Holla FyeSixWun

iLl Wayno partnered with e.l.f. Cosmetics to create the brand’s first original song to amplify their core DNA – e.l.f. is for every eye, lip and face – and brings beauty to life through music. The song then became a phenomenon with the brand’s #eyeslipsface TikTok challenge. The challenge is currently one of TikTok’s most successful paid ad campaigns and has been viewed almost 4 billion times, with over 2 million user-generated videos created using the hashtag. The song has been used in TikTok challenge videos by Ellen DeGeneresReese WitherspoonTerry Crews and more.

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GRAMMY Award winning and nominated iLL Wayno is a producer, composer, musician, songwriter, artist and musical prodigy. Growing up in Jamaica, Wayno was exposed to the purist sounds of Reggae music and then expanded his musical palette after moving to the US. There, he was exposed to a multitude of new genres including hip hop, jazz, country, pop and R&B. In high school, Wayno found a demo version of a beat making software, where he created sounds and beats to form his own signature style. Here, he teamed up with local artists to master his craft. Wayno quickly became a studio fixture, honing his production chops by producing songs for Shaggy, Nas, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha and more.  Also an avid composer, Wayno has scored commercials, theme songs, as well as background music for many popular TV shows include Showtime’s “Word Is Bond” Movie and Netflix’s “Rapture.” He has created new buzz teaming up with e.l.f. Cosmetics with the sensational “Eyes. Lips. Face.” song.

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Lao Ra Returns with New Single “Picaflor” feat. C. Tangana [Video]

The critically acclaimed Colombian pop star Lao Ra – who has been hailed as “a new pop voice to get excited about” (The FADER) and as “South America’s most audacious pop export” (NME) – has returned with her first release of 2019 with the standout single “Picaflor” featuring recent Latin GRAMMY Award-winning Spanish rapper C. Tangana
CLICK HERE to listen to the Capi (J. Balvin, Dominic Fike, Lele Pons) and DVLP (Eminem, J. Balvin, DJ Khaled) produced track available across all digital streaming platforms now via Disruptor Records


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Ashnikko Drops Alien-Cowgirl Inspired Video For “Working Bitch”

London-based rapper Ashnikko unveils the new video for “Working Bitch” today, her latest since the meteoric rise of her viral hit “Stupid (feat. Yung Baby Tate).” The quirky new video winds punk and hip hop with flashes of unabashed lyrics boasting sex positivity, complete with an accompanying alien-cowgirl themed hoedown.  

Ashnikko says, “I felt like an alien cowgirl writing this song so you bet your ass I’m gonna be an alien cowgirl in the music video! I grew up in the south so this video is a very strange ode to my childhood. Might incorporate more assless chaps into my wardrobe!”  

“Working Bitch” is taken from her Hi, It’s Me. EP, packed with ‘f*ck you’ alternative pop: each track designed to embolden autonomous women. The EP also spawned “Stupid,” which has now reached more than 50 million streams worldwide, thanks to its explosive popularity on TikTok, including a recent entry from Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson. Watch Ashnikko’s new Genius “Open Mic” for “Stupid” with Yung Baby Tate here. Ashnikko also just announced a special pop-up show in a secret Los Angeles location on December 6. Free tickets are available to win here.

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Egypt’s pre kai ro Is Going Global As He Drops DEBUT Visual & Single “Ten Outa Ten”

With PartyNextDoor and Drake dropping some new music, pre kai ro decides he wanted to join in on the fun as well. Today the rising star from Egypt officially delivers his powerful debut video & single “Ten Outa Ten”.

Having offered an exploration into the more vulnerable sides of his persona with his last 2 singles ‘Baby Boy’ and ‘Mercy,’ pre kai ro’s latest offering in the single ‘Ten Outa Ten’ is one that revolves mainly around a showcasing of his newly unhinged levels of bravado. 

The singer/songwriter seamlessly blends elements of Hip Hop, R&B and Trap music as he successfully revisits his mood in his late 2018 single ‘Blink Twice’ – a more aggressive stance regarding his relationship with love, lust and his position in the music game (Blink Twice is now approaching 1 million streams on Spotify). More prominently focusing on an obviously interested female figure, kai ro makes it clear he wants nothing to do with her emotionally and goes on to disrespect both her and her significant other. Ten Outa Ten is an aggressive, emotional retaliation within a trap-infused R&B record made with the purpose of provoking those pre kai ro has taken aim at.

The Egypt native is a must listen! pre kai ro continues to grow a cult like following as he drops a new single every 24th of the month. With his numbers and fan base rising daily, pre kai ro is displaying just why he is forming into a global superstar. Don’t sleep on pre kai ro for too much longer, 2020 will be a brilliant year for the young artist.

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#InTheTrap : SwooshGod Discuss On 1st Ever show Supporting Nipsey, Creative Nike Collabs, IG Reset, Embraced In UK vs US With Sarah Harrison

Long Island artist SwooshGod is in his comfort zone in the streets of West London, citing W10 (Ladbroke Grove) as his second home thanks to UK artist AJ Tracey whom he cites as showing him love more than his own city, which he feels somewhat let down by. The pair have enough music recorded to put out a joint project.  

He narrates a special pivotal point in his life, around the time he was playing basketball in high school (2014), when he got the opportunity to open for Nipsey Hussle in North Carolina alongside his brother who inspired the artist name “Hots” which he used to go by. Eventually wanting to divorce from the name, he landed on SwooshGod for his proficiency in Nike products during his days of employment with the brand, a time he reminisces on further explaining certain limitations.

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