Jesse Gamage – Courage EP (Download)

JesseGamage- Courage EP

The extremely talented singer-songwriter Jesse Gamage recently released his “Courage EP“. It is a 5 track long EP comprised of absolutely beautiful soul music. Jesse Gamage will appeal to all audiences and can make anyone that listens to him fall in love with his smooth vocals. I cannot over-sell this, but I’ll do my best to just let the music speak for itself!

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Lady Chann – Knowledge ft Flowdan

“Knowledge” is the 2nd single from the forthcoming grime meets bashment EP called “CorrupChann”, due for release on the 26th July. Lady Chann teams up with Roll Deep member, Flowdan to create a hit! A brand new sound I’ve never heard before.

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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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Double S – Do It Like Me (Official Video) || The Flow Farda EP (Download)

Double S aka The Flow Farda aka Billionaire Bashir released The Flow Farda¬†EP yesterday (Sunday 14th May). The last project¬†you heard from him was Marvell FM5, well over a year ago and now he’s gone solo! Double prove’s straight up that he has earned his title with back to back bangers! This EP’s one and only feature is Shocka, who’s own solo project is coming out next month.

The Flow Farda EP is a 5 track long long grime EP that’s only ¬£2.49, you get paid more than that working in McDonald’s, don’t be cheap support talent.

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RJay – What I Miss

I cannot give RJay enough credit and praise for his progress. He has found himself as an artist, he’s found his sound and has developed his vocals hugely, I’m sure he’ll be able to tackle a few ballads with ease by now, and he’s even giving rapping a go, as we heard in his “Feeling Myself” freestyle with the lovely Colz. In addition to this his writing abilities have come on over the past year or so. His grind has paid off.

What I Miss” is taken from RJay’s forthcoming mixtape called “Selfish. Love. Mistakes“, and is set for release on June 14th, only a couple of weeks away, and I cannot wait for it, I’m certain it will be his best work yet, by far! We’ve been seeing more and more songs being released that don’t tend to have a set structure, and are without a chorus/verse/bridge etc, it’s been more common with rappers like JME and his “96 F#ckries”.

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Abel Miller – My Life ft. Youngs Teflon

The UK R&B game is weak at the moment, but Abel Miller (as well as the likes of Rough Copy, Status etc) is¬†doing the best to keep it alive and bring it back and is¬†going hard! “My life” is taken from his forthcoming EP, “Patience” which has features from Mark Asari, MdotE, Jordan Morris, K Koke¬†and more, due for release next month (June 2015). It is sounding like an album! I’m very excited for the release and for you lot to hear it.

I love the video for this, because it tells the story that I’m certain most musicians and artists go through. The grind to the top of this music business is hard, many upcoming artists are working a full time job to pay bills, whether they’re a bus driver, work in retail or even sell chicken. Paying for beats and videos comes at a very high price and few are exceptional in all 3 areas to do it themselves. However, hard work pays off and you must never forget your dream. Work hard now, and relax later.

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Jay Carter√© – The Love Story

Yesterday, Jay Carter√© released his fresh new 8 track long EP called “The Love Story”. It showcases his abilities to produce dance music, which is currently becoming a more and more popular genre.

Jay is what you call a DIY artist, he produces, films and edits, sings and raps. Not only does this minimise expenses for him, but also means he is a force to be reckoned with as he is able to work at his own pace and doesn’t ¬†have to depend on others to get the projects done. The EP is available for ¬£5.99 on iTunes, which is less than most of Burger King’s meals. Be healthy, support a cause. People don’t understand the importance of buying music. Just like you working in Tesco, this is their job. They provide you with music that you can listen to every day for the rest of your life if that’s what you want to do. You wouldn’t steal clothes, or food or shoes (some of you might), so don’t do the same with music. Hit download, it’s well worth it.

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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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Shakka – The Bootlegs EP

“From a city where Women do not exist, and Music is forbidden by law, come The Bootlegs.¬†These are the lost audio capsules that wash up on a distant Island, where Laila & Sisi live.¬†Laila has history with this city. From this discovery, she knows something’s coming.¬†So begins the story of The Lost Boys.”

I have been a huge fan of Shakka for a long time and first blogged him back in August 2012. Since then his progression has been phenomenal and he is now working with all kinds of artists from Blizzard (the next #YDKasks will be with Blizzard, so look out for it) to Lethal Bizzle. This EP showcases Shakka as a songwriter and as an artist.

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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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