Courtney Bennett – Motives

If I’m honest, I haven’t been keeping up with Courtney Bennett for a longggg time! I saw her support Omarion a few months ago and that’s it. Now I hear motives and I’m kicking myself for not keeping up! What a talent! Amazing vocals, story telling and rapping 478298465x better than most guys these days. I love the concept for the video too to whoever did that.

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Sally Caitlin – Stuck in Limbo (The Next Room House Mix/UKG Mix)

Personally, I hate house music, but there’s something about Sally Caitlin‘s voice that makes me want to get up and dance, especially the garage mix! This one is out on the 9th October. Sally has also been working with award winning producers The Next Room for th past year, so I’m certain we’ll hear some more fire very soon!!

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Christina Skaar – Critical

Powerful vocalist Christina Skaar has recently released her debut single, Critical. Although this is her first seriously release, she has already worked with artists such as Timbaland and Tiesto. I’ll be honest, when I first listened to this, I thought it would be a perfect winners single for something like Eurovision… something Scandinavia would put forward, so when I found out Christina was from Norway… well it made me smile! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next! Be sure to catch her at I Luv Live on Monday 17th August (Buy tickets here)!

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Rhea Dean – Secret Lies

I’m a sucker for a unique voice and Rhea Dean has one. Singer/song-writer, Rhea has already supported Katy B and Faithless after winning “Live and Unsigned” and is currently gigging around the UK performing tracks from her forthcoming EP.

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Paige Young – All the Way ft Chip

I love this one from Paige Young, although I’m not a huge fan of Chip, or his verse on this track, overall I love the vibe and the hook. Beautiful vocals.

 

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Purdy – Shook Shook (Official Video)

The multi-talented Purdy has just released the visual for her latest single “Shook Shook”, which is out on 31st July. Purdy has not only got a smooth, unique voice which would be the perfect soundtrack for any James Bond film, but she also paints — and has painted for Mick Jagger– models and I’m certain acting will be added to the  list very soon. I love the visual for this video too; very glam but also very different to her previous single “Bye Bye Love” which shows her bubbly personality perfectly.

This is the first time I’ve blogged Purdy, however it’s not the first time I’ve heard of her. I’ve already had the privilege of  going to a private showcase, for which I’ve also posted a short clip on my Instagram page a while back 😉 I’m a huge fan of Purdy, she’s very different to what I normally post and I hope this song does well!

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Maxine Ashley – Fever (Cover)

Maxine Ashley is my female crush. She can sing literally anything and sound amazing doing so. With the never-ageing Pharell Williams as her mentor, she’s bound to succeed and blow very, very soon. Although I mainly blog UK music, I have to give credit where credit is due. Maxine is extremely talented and I can’t wait to see her live in London when I get the chance.

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Shay La Rose – Running

Running (produced by Benjiflow) is the first track for singer/song-writer Shay La Rose‘s forthcoming EP. Her honest and meaningful lyrics describe the very common story felt by the cast majority of people, about wanting to break free from a dark place in search for the better whilst overcoming obstacles. Her smooth vocals compliment the soft instrumentals to produce an easy-listening track.

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Cleo – Beauty for Ashes EP (Free Download)

Cleo (formerly Mz. Bratt/Cleopatra) has made a comeback with a completely new sound. She’s still rapping but now singing too. I heard her sing for the first time a few years ago on 1Xtra and have been waiting since for her to start singing on her own music and I’ve finally waited long enough and I personally think she sounds great! I much prefer this new sound for Cleo; the toned down beats with her smooth vocals over the top are a perfect combination.

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Sigma ft Labrinth – Higher (Kyra Cover)

I had the pleasure of seeing the very beautiful and talented Kyra perform a few weeks ago, supporting Clement Marfo at the Drury Club. Even with a sore throat she was phenomenal.

If you haven’t downloaded and listened to her Bandages EP then download it HERE now, for free! You won’t regret it. Such a feel-good listen and a must have for any playlist. I’ve had it on repeat for days before, that’s all I can say.

I can’t wait to see her bloom, I know big things are coming for this talented female.

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  • [Thought of the Week]

    "Maybe cheating in a relationship isn't the worst thing you could do, maybe it's just human nature?"

    Remember when you were a child, and your parents would tell you you're not allowed to eat sweets, or make a mess in your bedroom, and you'd do the complete opposite and crave it even more just because you're not allowed? Or if you're on a diet, you know you're not allowed cake or carbs, but simply because you know you're not allowed it, you want it even more? Well surely the same applies in relationships?
    Firstly, I want to start by saying we're not perfect, but perfection is something we should strive towards. Honesty is the best policy.
    A friend of mine is genuinely one of the loveliest people I know, with the best heart and the best intentions and I don't want to show him in a negative light whatsoever, simply provide you with an alternative idea. I've known him for a few years, however we only started speaking properly about a year ago. We both found each other attractive, blah blah blah, so we decided to book a hotel room. He ignored me for a few days, so obviously something was wrong, then he told me there's another girl he loves (obviously I didn't know this before), as they weren't together. I didn't think much of it, actually I was extremely envious of this girl, and that she has someone in her life that is so dedicated and faithful. A few months later, conversation escalated, and we once again decided to go hotel, and a few days beforehand he once again cancelled. This time I was pretty angry and upset, because he'd lead me on and then cancelled. Obviously we're not together but I'm my own person too at the end of the day and don't want to be lead on.
    Another few months later we started talking, innocent conversation about gym, films etc (this time via dm on twitter as I deleted his number and vice versa, I assume), and I had calmed down over the previous incident, he was a genuinely lovely person and I admire the faithfulness to his yet to be girlfriend, I hope I find someone like that in the future. But anyway, we decided to have a gym session together, as we live near each other we went to the park, and for the majority of it, it was a really good session, fun, productive (my legs KILLED the following day) but there was sexual tension, especially towards the end. My back was super sore from gym the previous day and he offered a massage, it was rubbish and he didn't get very far unfortunately as he was starting to give in, and couldn't resist the attraction any longer. Not a lot happened as I stopped him, before it escalated too far. I'd hate for my future husband to cheat on me, so I could only give this couple the same respect (they were together a few months at this point). The following day he thanked me, and was grateful for stopping him.
    The point of this example is, I know my friend loves his girlfriend very much but none of us are perfect and we all give in to temptation now and again. Many males/females cheat because they have a craving, and a hoe gets in the way that has no respect for the relationship and only wants his/ her needs fulfilled, few will have a conscience and stop anything

    Alternatively, on a separate occasion I was speaking to another friend about this topic. He told me that he's seen a sidechick/man save many relationships. His reasons were that if you have an argument with your partner, instead of ending the relationship, you go to see a sidechick/man, relax, then go back to your partner happy and proceed as normal. I disagree with his reasoning however I see the point behind it.
    As long as you don't make a habit out of temptation, and are honest... maybe we're too extreme when it comes to cheating? I disagree with cheating, and don't condone it, however this is just a thought. Everyone get's bored of everything eventually if you get too high a dose, it's just a matter of balance.

     

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