Bimbo Jones’ much anticipated album “Go Naked” is scheduled for release Tuesday April 8th! The project includes singles “Everything That I Got” featuring Kristine W and “See You Later” featuring Ida Corr. Other legendary features on the album includes Cyko Logic, Katherine Ellis, Angie Brown and Latin Grammy winner Sergio Mendes. Make sure you purchase the pre-sale on iTunes today here, and stream “I Found Out” with Beverley Knight below.
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HotBandGirls had a chance to catch up with Salt Ashes to discuss her sexy music video for her latest release “Somebody,” the inspiration behind her song, and the challenges that come with being a women in the music industry. You can read an excerpt of the interview below, and read the full article here. Make sure you purchase “Somebody” on iTunes today!
-You have just started out in the music scene as Salt Ashes, what is the message you want to convey to the world as an artist?
Right now, I am just sharing pieces of my mind and heart little by little for listeners to take what they want from it. If my music brings any kind of strong emotion out in somebody then I am always winning.
-Did you face any challenges when writing your latest single, “Somebody”?
This was actually one of those ones that came out in an evening…. I did some fine tuning later but the best part of it flew out of me pretty quickly. This definitely doesn’t happen all the time though, that would be a dream. Usually my best writing happens fast for some reason which is annoying when you’ve spent ages pouring blood and tears into a song and then it’s not good at all.
Our friends at FreshNewTracks.com had a chance to speak with the NJ hip hop duo about the release of their debut album “The Soul & The Intellect,” what they do for fun, what inspires them, and much more! Below is an excerpt of the interview, and you can read the rest of the article here.
What was the inspiration behind the album?
We wanted to show more of us as individuals, and how we work so well together as a team. We knew we wanted to do something different than our past mix-tapes and show who we truly are on a daily basis as the characters of The Soul & The Intellect.
Who is the soul, who is the intellect?
Buck is the soul child his lifestyle and choices he makes are more as a free spirit. He enjoys smoking, drinking and partying. While Izee is the Intellectual. He makes more rational decisions and while he enjoys partying, he will probably be the designated driver and looking for a nice female to accompany him home.
How did you get into music, and why?
Music for us was always about fun. It was just something to do after school when there was nothing else to do. But after being in the studio for hours, we soon realized this was something that we wanted to get better at. Then it turned into a passion. Then that passion became our hustle. And now we do this for a living and we’re enjoying life more than ever.
Purchase “The Soul & The Intellect” on iTunes today and stream it in its entirety on Spotify!
Our friends at Brightside Network Media had a chance to catch up with the Queen of Bass Ayah Marar to discuss her “Real American Tour,” her collaboration with Calvin Harris “Thinking About You”, along with debut album “The Real” and her hit track “Beg Borrow Steal.” Check out an excerpt of the interview below and read the rest of the article here.
What does establishing your solo career mean for you on an emotional level?
More than anything, it’s an exercise in gaining the trust of the industry and fans so that I can start bringing through and representing the people that I think can make a real impact on the scene in a positive way. It’s everything to me and it’s all I’ve got so it means the world.
Can you walk us through the production process behind “Beg Borrow Steal”?
I wrote and recorded it with Will Simms as part of my debut album, we locked ourselves away in a basement with cigarettes and red wine and poured our hearts out. It was an exercise in self-expression and catharsis. It’s a sensationalized autobiography.
We saw you played the Hard Rock Hotel o n the 8th in our neck of the woods… What do you think of the West Coast of California?
Absolutely adore it! The people, the food and the vibe is unreal in SD, such a marvellously creative and fabulous place!
Purchase “The Real” today on iTunes, and stream the entire album below!
Tune In Crew teamed up with TheFuture.Fm to release an exclusive 30 minute mix which includes their upcoming release “Racecar Driver” featuring Silver Medallion. Read what the team had to say about the mix, and stream it below:
Tune In Crew deliver an exclusive half hour mix for The Future FM that features some of their own tunes and an unreleased track alongside Silver Medallion coming soon on Radikal Records with a remix from a special Italian duo. The mix features tracks from Tune in Crew, Bonde do role, Maribel Tafur and more.
Also check out their latest track “Don’t Go Go” available on iTunes and Beatport:
HotBandBoys.com had a chance to catch up with Matt Cardle and speak of his single “Loving You” with Melanie C, his friendship with the pop artist, UK X Factor, and his favorite tracks off his latest album Porcelain. Check out an excerpt of the interview below, and visit HotBandBoys.com to read more!
You did some producing on this song, how long did it take for the whole song to come together?
The song had been knocking around for a long time. I actually began writing it during the recording of my second album almost two years ago. I then saw Melanie at the Isle of Wight festival last year and the song came into my head asa possible duet. After meeting her I thought it would work brilliantly with her if she agreed. I made a rough demo of the song using a female vocalist and sent it to Mel. The rest, as they say, is history.
Can you share with us any funny or interested behind-the-scenes moments from either working with Melanie or working on the video?
I had done a lot of on-set kissing in a previous video. The actress that I was working with suggested we started kissing before the shoot so that we could get used to each others kissing style and although I was taken back at first, it really helped to make things seems as natural as possible. On the day of the video shoot for Loving You I suggested the same thing to Mel in my dressing room before we started shooting the kissing scene. We ended up giggling like a couple of teenagers, but it really worked as I’m sure you can tell in the video!
Who else would you like to collaborate with in the future?
I’ve always said for years and years that I’d love to work with Chris Martin. He’s in from one of the biggest and best bands in the world so I’ll keep dreaming and hopefully one day it will come true
Earmilk premieres Bimbo Jones & Beverley Knight’s “I Found Out” the first single off the boys’ forthcoming album”Go Naked.” Here’s what they had to say about the release:
London’s own Marc JB and Lee Dagger have teamed up again together as Bimbo Jones for a release that shows the diversity in their own tastes and backgrounds. “I Found Out” is a funky, vintage sounding house track led by the vocals of Beverley Knight that bring out some serious nostalgia taking us back to the days of the birth of millennial dance music.
Purchase the single on Beatport today here and check out the exclusive remixes by Ravi B., Killerpunkers and Funky Junction, Sebastian Carter, The Control Freakz, and the Bimbo Jones Mardi Gras remix!
The Bimbo Jones boys are about to unleash the funk with the release of their first single “I Found Out,” off their second studio album Go Naked via Radikal Records. The guys have enlisted the help of the super talented ‘Queen of British Soul’, Beverley Knight, who is currently playing Rachel Marron, the role made famous by Whitney Houston, in London’s hit West End musical ‘The Bodyguard.’
Supported by the legendary Lee Dagger and Marc JB, in their sets from Miami Beach to the clubs of Ibiza, this infectious house number always gets the dance floor moving and grooving. Also accompanied by an array of remixes, the single release includes remixes by Ravi B., Giuseppe D, Looney B, and more, including a haunting deep house remix by Sebastian Carter premiered exclusively in his ‘Music To Vibe And Dance To’ i-D magazine mix.
“I Found Out” serves as the proper track to introduce the sound of Go Naked available worldwide March 18th on iTunes and Beatport which includes “Everything That I Got” featuring Kristine W and “See You Later” featuring Ida Corr. Other legendary features on the album include Cyko Logic, Katherine Ellis, Angie Brown and Latin Grammy winner Sergio Mendes.
Ayah Marar announces “THE REAL AMERICAN TOUR”
Ayah Marar, the vocalist and writer behind the Calvin Harris Hot100 smash single “Thinking About You” is embarking on her first US tour – “The Real American Tour” Promoting the radio and chart success of the Calvin Harris single, as well her lead US single “Beg Borrow Steal” which debuted in the Billboard Dance Top 50 earlier this year, and also appears on her debut album ‘The Real’
Beginning the first leg of her tour in Los Angeles, performing alongside hot producer of the moment Kastle at his Symbols Label party at Sound Nightclub, Ayah will be making stops in San Francisco, the Hardrock Hotel in San Diego, along with a quick stop at SXSW for a headlining showcase. After a few days down in Austin for the festivities, Mrs Marar will be making her way to the Midwest for a performance in Chicago, and Detroit, to head towards the East Coast for a few days of promo and interviews in New York, to finish off in Sunny Miami for the Winter Music Conference where Ayah will be performing, and speaking as a panelist. See you there!
Tour dates below:
Thursday March 6th – KASTLE FEATURING AYAH MARAR @ SOUND NIGHTCLUB, Los Angeles, CA
Friday March 7th – LIVE @ THE ROK BOX, Pleasanton, CA
Saturday March 8th – LIVE @ THE HARD ROCK HOTEL, San Diego, CA
Wednesday March 12th – L ROCK ENT DAY PARTY @ DARWIN’S PUB, Austin, TX
Friday March 14th – LIVE @ DRINK, Schaumberg, Illinois
Saturday March 15th – LIVE @ BLEU, Detroit, MI
Monday March 17th – LIVE @ LDM ST PATRICK’S DAY, New York, NY
Thursday March 20th – LIVE @ BLUE MARTINI, West Palm Beach, FL
Friday March 21st – LIVE @ PASSION, Hollywood, FL
Saturday March 22nd – LIVE @ NIGHT TOWN, Destin, Florida