Camila Cabello kicked off Billboard’s Women in Music 2017 award show with a soaring and stripped down performance of her highest-charting solo hit “Havana.”
The singer, who was being honored as Billboard’s breakthrough artist was introduced by “a friend and a fan” Diplo. “The stage is clearly set for her debut solo album in 2018,” he said of Cabello.
She then took the stage, backed by a trio of a guitarist, cajon and keys. The simplistic instrumentation allowed her crazy vocal runs and impressive control to take a front seat, resulting in a compelling and moving performance that honors her roots.
[December 1, 2017 – London, UK] Today acclaimed producer and artist Yogi has releases his newest track, “Cakin’” featuring rapper/singer DRAM and Grime MC Lady Leshurr. Taken from his upcoming debut album for Epic Records/Ministry of Sound, the song was given its first listen last night via BBC’s Radio 1Xtra. The song is now available across all Digital Service Providers. Listen HERE.
Featuring heavyweight artist from both sides of the pond, ‘Cakin’’ brings Yogi’s transatlantic trip full circle.
“I made the beat while I was in LA in the summer of 2016 and as soon as I put the drums on the strings, I felt like I was the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, and any time a beat makes me feel like that I know it’s special,” says Yogi on the song’s origin. “I thought DRAM would enhance that flavour, so I got him on it and then parked it, which is what I do with many of my songs. I then met Leshurr and we really caught a vibe, I really felt where she was coming from as an artist, so I left that meet in my brain for it to render. I then rearranged the song again and brought in a choir and went on the journey of taking the song, arrangement and production to the end of the rabbit hole.”
After releasing a string of acclaimed singles over the past few years like the arresting “Burial (ft. Pusha T)” (which was remixed collaboration with Skrillex) and most recently, the hypnotic bouncy “Blow You Up (Ft. AlunaGeorge and Less Is More)”, Cakin’ is Yogi’s first release for Epic Records/Ministry of Sound and is taken from his upcoming 2018 album. The perfect first taste of what’s to come, the song centres around finding success, yet promises listeners that there is more to come and feast on in the near future.
Over Yogi’s bouncing and punchy production, DRAM lets loose with his gospel like hook: “If you think that I’m paid / Wait till I start really cakin’”. Then comes Lady Leshurr’s verse, bringing references to K-Swiss trainers straight from Birmingham and running over the beat “like Suge Knight”.
Lady Leshurr speaks on the track “I am so excited and honoured to be involved in this project. Yogi is one of the most exciting producers I have worked with recently.”
Born and bred in Brent Cross, North west London, Yogi existed in his own world. But having lived in Los Angeles for the past three years, Yogi’s upcoming debut album is centered on his personal connection between the two cities. He’s been coming back and forth for the past five or six years as an in-house producer at Interscope, the label founded by Jimmy Iovine – and through which he ended up meeting and signing a production deal with the legendary Dr Dre, and an artist deal with Skrillex’s OWSLA to release his own music. These connections became the catalyst for Yogi’s journey across the Atlantic. And it’s these relationships Yogi fostered that’s put him in a position to bring the likes of DRAM and Kid Ink, together with UK acts such as Ray BLK, Lady Leshurr on his debut album, successfully marrying the tone of two of the world’s most iconic cities into one unique, jet-setting sound.
His production credits include some of the best in the game at the moment. Names like Rita Ora, Stormzy, Tinie Tempah, AlunaGeorge, Kid Ink, Professor Green and Santigold, are only a testament to Yogi’s strength as a powerhouse producer and his demand is sure to sky rocket. Yogi produced Wretch 32’s single ‘Traktor’ which came in at No.2 on the UK Official Charts.
Yogi describes his upcoming album as “a driving album” – one built around memories of cruising around London and Los Angeles, the different feelings each place evokes and the tunes he would play along the way. In a nutshell “I wanted to aspire make something like the Chronic 2001 of 2018,” he says, before going on to explain how the album is a marriage between LDN and LA. There’s also one final point he wants to get across – which is that the album is also going to have the kind of bumping tracks that hark back to his days as a DJ and could easily be played in a club. To kick things off there’s the lead single with DRAM and Lady Leshurr and as the lyrics go, if Yogi hasn’t impressed enough with his work already, you best wait until he really starts cakin’. Everything is building to that moment.
(November 10, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) – Today, Jidenna releases his brand new Boomerang EP [Wondaland Records/Epic Records] at all digital retailers.
Get it HERE.
Earlier this week, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper, singer, producer, and artist took to Twitter to personally reveal the surprise project. Following up his unanimously acclaimed 2017 full-length debut, The Chief, Boomerang boasts a total of six tracks with four brand new anthems and two remixes.
Jidenna threads together the music via a conceptual thread bookended by two voicemails from a scorned lover. On “Decibels,” he serves up potent and punchy bars with passion before an undeniable refrain. A global banger with funky flare, “Spy Candy” enlists the powerhouse pipes of Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage, while Wale and Dot Cromwell cameo on the transcendent closer “Out of Body.” Burna Boy hops on a remix of the smash “Little Bit More,” and Maleek Berry, Quavo, and Sarkodie turn up for “Bambi Too”—transforming the original into an intercontinental affair.
The title track and first single “Boomerang” produced by Diplo showcases Jidenna’s nimble ability to shift genres seamlessly and at light speed. It swings back around from buoyant verses to a massive danceable groove that’s impossible to shake.
This morning, he premiered the music video for “Boomerang” at 11am ET on VEVO. Immediately receiving 15 million impressions, the dance-centric visual already has the internet buzzing!
Earlier this year, Jidenna redefined hip-hop without borders on The Chief. Not only did the record earn acclaim from The New York Times, XXL, Stereogum, and more, but it also debuted in the Top 20 of the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.
Boomerang kicks off his next era.
Spy Candy [feat. Tiwa Savage]
Bambi Too [feat. Maleek Berry, Quavo, & Sarkodie]
Little Bit More (Remix) [feat. Burna Boy]
Out of Body [feat. Wale & Dot Cromwell]
(Nov. 7, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) Epic Records will release the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You on Friday November 10, 2017 at all digital retailers and in stores November 17, 2017. It’s now available for pre-order HERE. Executive produced and narrated by Mariah Carey, the animated film features four Mariah Carey Christmas songs and arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD,Digital and On Demand on November 14, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Among its nine tracks, the album features a brand new Mariah Christmas original entitled “Lil Snowman.” Over gusts of snow-kissed production, the iconic superstar carries chilly and catchy verses before delivering a warm and wonderful chorus, stirring up a blizzard of fun in the process.
In addition, the record includes three timeless Mariah classics – “Christmas Time Is In The Air Again,” “Miss You Most (At Christmas Time),” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” The movie’s star Brianna Yde also performs her own show-stopping and stunning rendition of “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
Check out the full tracklisting below.
Get into the holiday spirit with Mariah Carey now!
Breanna Yde – “All I Want for Christmas Is You”
Mariah Carey – “Lil Snowman”
Mariah Carey – “Christmas Time Is In The Air Again”
Isaac Ryan Brown – “Wild & Crazy Christmas”
Mariah Carey – “Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)”
Mariah Carey – “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
Richard Evans, Matthew Gerrard, & Marco Luciani – “Mariah’s Christmas Theme”
Richard Evans, Matthew Gerrard, & Marco Luciani – “Jack’s Suite”
Richard Evans, Matthew Gerrard, & Marco Luciani – “Mariah and Jack Medley”
When Little Mariah (Yde) sees a darling little puppy named “Princess” at the pet store, she suddenly knows exactly what she wants for Christmas. Before her Christmas wish can come true, she must prove that she can dog-sit her uncle’s dog, Jack, a scraggly rascal; in fact, the worst dog in the county! Jack turns Mariah and her family’s perfect holiday preparations upside down in hilarious ways. It wasn’t exactly the Christmas she wished for…it was more than she ever wanted. Based on the iconic Christmas song and popular illustrated book of the same name, Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You featuring Mariah’s music and narration will be a family favorite for years to come.