Scrilla – Turn me Up – Single out, July 14th!

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 Album, Bangers N Cash, to follow later this summer

Upcoming urban rapper, Scrilla, is releasing a new album under his own record label Scrills Monetary Records. Having been described as a “fantastic artist who is abstract in creativity” by Tom Simkins (BBC Introducing), it is no surprise that Scrilla is hotly tipped for success in the UK music scene this 2014.

 

New release, ‘Turn Me Up’, sees Scrilla showcase his refined song writing skills and musical arrangement to create an ideal club hit. The track embodies the whole vibe of the album, Bangers N Cash, which is filled with fun and upbeat, contemporary music. Produced by Elementree (Young Money, Young Capone, Cuban Linx), ‘Turn Me Up’ has a variety of Dubstep, dance and hip-hop influences to create a rhythmic fusion of chart beats worthy of acclaim.

 

Check out the video for new single here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D3e4iU3Qds

Listen to the song here: https://soundcloud.com/iamscrilla-com/turn-me-up-hiphop

 

Scrilla has played at various venues nationwide, gaining considerable media coverage from the likes of Capital FM and RAP City TV. However, his career highlights to date include a live performance at BBC introducing radio, playing to a 10,000 strong crowd at Gran Can Music Festival in Gran Canaria and of course, owning his own record label.

 

In order to keep his music fresh and unique, Scrilla likes to work with rising producers, engineers and collaborators who can bring innovative ideas and musical influences to keep the music new and exciting. This helps to avoid producing generic sounds that is hard to differentiate between artists and also pushes the boundaries of the urban genre to create something truly eclectic.

 

Scrilla’s love of music first developed in his early teenage years when his Mum paid for piano lessons, which ignited his desire to learn and produce music professionally. This progressed when he moved to Leicester forming friendships with fellow rappers who encouraged him to write his own material and master the craft.

 

The musical direction decided and perfected, Scrilla’s new album is a great example of how the talent he possesses has grown and tightened to produce something great.

 

Links:

www.iamscrilla.com

www.facebook.com/Scrillamc

www.twitter.com/Scrillamc

www.soundcloud.com/iamscrilla-com

Savvy to Release New Single ‘Powerskills’ on 6th April

SavvyHuddersfield’s very own Brit hop hero Savvy is set to release the new single ‘Powerskills’ on 6th April.

The ultra-catchy tune produced by Camp America sees Savvy collaborate with Athlete’s Joel Pott, who lends his vocal talents and Russell Lissack from Bloc Party who is on guitar duty.  The result is a unique fusion of jazz-spiced indie Brit Hop that will please fans of both hip hop and indie guitar music.

Savvy has already had the support of DJ Sarah Love (BBC 1Xtra), DJ MK (Kiss FM / Roots Manuva) and Laurent Garnier to name a few.  Under his previous moniker of Asaviour, Savvy has a rich history of critical acclaim going back to 2001.  Through the 2005 album ‘Borrowed Ladder’, 2008’s ‘Play to Win – Volume 2 and 2009’s ‘The A Loop Theory’, Savvy has gathered an impressive list of radio and press support (Gilles Peterson, Ras Kwame and many more), “The production shows deft touches” – Q Magazine.  New single ‘Powerskills’ looks set to keep Savvy’s career on an upward trajectory.

A seasoned live performer with his band The Savoir-Faire, Savvy has performed alongside acts like De La Soul and KRs One, Groovrider, Goldie Lookin Chain and Jehst.

“It all started with a random email from Athlete about working on some side project stuff that never actually saw the light of day in the end.  But I guess they liked my style and recommended me to a producer call Camp America.

 

He sent me the original track and I really liked it!  I wrote it and sent them a really really badly recorded demo, but somehow Joel (lead singer of Athlete) dug it and despite the hiss and crackle he invited me to come down to his studio in South London to record.

 

When I first heard it I don’t think Russell (lead guitarist of Bloc Party) was on it but by the time I got to Deptford he was and his parts brought the track together nicely.” – Savvy on working with Athlete and Bloc Party.

The package includes remixes by Masters of None, Noji and Sticky Edit and is available on pre-order 23rd March (exclusive to iTunes).

 

Links:

Savvy – Powerskills feat Bloc Party & Athlete http://soundcloud.com/savvy/powerskills

Savvy – Powerskills EP snippets http://soundcloud.com/saving-grace-music/sets/powerskills-ep

Savvy – Twitter

RnB Star McLean Reveals New Single ‘Does It hurt’

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McLean, the award winning British singer-songwriter has marked his return with the sensational new single ‘Does It Hurt’.

The artist shot to fame back in 2007 with the track ‘Broken’, one of the singer’s early singles. Working under the alias Digga, the track spread throughout the urban and RnB scene worldwide and was picked up by high profile names, including Tinie Tempah, Tinchy Stryder and Professor Green who created their own remixes of the track. The success of the song led to McLean being signed by Atlantic Records. McLean’s second single ‘My Name’, released in 2010, clocked up a number 10 chart position in the UK Top 40 and peaked at no.5 in the UK R&B Chart. That year he went on to win the best music video category at the Urban Music Awards for the track and was nominated for a MOBO award. The exposure brought McLean into further contact with some of the industry’s top names and he went on to tour with N-Dubz, Trey Songz and Roll Deep, as well as featuring as a guest vocalist on tracks such as Chase and Status’ ‘Take U There’.

A whirlwind three years persuaded McLean into taking a step back from the scene for a short while. Travelling to the US, McLean switched focus to writing new material, working with producers in both New York and L.A. The trip was hugely beneficial and saw McLean penning the majority of his forthcoming album.

‘Does It Hurt’ presents the singer’s first official release since 2010’s ‘Finally In Love’. A supremely heartfelt song, from the opening piano melody to McLean’s powerful vocals, ‘Does It Hurt’ echoes the singer’s trademark emotive sound. The single has been produced by the amazing trio that is TMS (Producers of No. 1 hits such as ‘Read All About It’ by Professor Green/Emeli Sande & ‘Wings’ by Little Mix) along with being mixed and mastered by Grammy award winning producer Steve Orchard, who described McLean as ‘a great singer… [with] a lot of fresh energy’. The critically acclaimed singer is set to make a long awaited return with his excellent new single.

‘Does It Hurt’ is released on November 18th. Stream the song over on Soundcloud: 

https://www.facebook.com/mcleanofficial

https://twitter.com/McLeanArtist

Jamaican Singer Elena Reveals Video for ‘Bashment Ladies’

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Combining aspects of dancehall, R&B and hip-hop, ‘Bashment Ladies’ is the infectious new single from talented singer Elena.

Growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, Elena was exposed to a range of music which quickly inspired her to pen her own tunes. Moving to the UK in 1999, Elena’s passion for music became insatiable and she proceeded to write and record many new songs. Marrying her childhood sweetheart and undertaking a medical degree, Elena persisted with music, inspired by her many new life experiences. Speaking of her music during this time, Elena has stated that “everything was a challenge, but anything in life that is worth your love is worth fighting for”.

‘Bashment Ladies’ signifies a new beginning for the singer. Bringing together her extensive influences and songwriting prowess, the catchy single emphasises the singer’s distinct sound. Striking a perfect balance between contemporary and classic influences, the single sees a dancehall rhythm and bass melody accompanying Elena’s distinct vocals. Soon to have you singing and dancing, the single features a fitting video which captures the listener’s attentions. Bursting with vibrancy and colour, the stylish video echoes the Jamaican influences of the track.

Check out the video here:

https://www.facebook.com/BashmentLadies