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Devlin feat Labrinth | Let It Go

Dagenham’s very own Devlin catapulted himself into the mainstream this year, with his UK hit, Runaway featuring the gorgeous Yasmin. Since then, he’s been in high demand – most notably featuring in Tinchy Stryder’s Game Over. He continues to push his debut album ‘Bud, Sweat and Beers‘ and the latest release is the track featuring super talented producer/singer Labrinth!


I think it was just a matter of time before these teamed up to create something special!

They have been two of the success stories of the past year and I think their styles compliment each other quite well. Devlin always has that catchy/emotional chorus element in his tracks, and that’s where Labrinth comes in , cos I think Labrinth is a class act at delivering these choruses with the perfect level of emotion!


I think this track could continue the success for both these artists for sure. Right on to the video , the whole concept kinda reminds me of an Eminem style video , the production is first class.  I’m expecting big things from both these artists, and hope that they will do more tracks together.



New Music : Jessie J Do It Like A Dude…

Ladies and Gents Jessie J has well and truly arrived. It’s finally her time to shine. So happy for her.

The British-born, Essex-bred singer-songwriter first created a buzz on You Tube which has later led to being snapped up by a record label stateside albeit after a series of setbacks! But Jessie J is a true artist made of stern stuff and is certainly not willing to let her dreams get away from her.

Jessie J has been behind some very notable hits including Miley Cyrus massive hit song Party In The USA’. The song was apparently originally meant for Jessie herself but was later given to Miley Cyrus who went on to achieve number one success with the track.

The hard-hitting ‘Do It Like A Dude’ complete with feisty in your face lyrics has been confirmed to be J’s first official release. When I first listened my only fear was that her vocals were a little drowned out by the big massive production but I’m sure there will be songs on the album which will display her stand out vocals in a better light , and anyway these fears were eliminated by the outstanding quality of the track. The production , her versatility, it’s all impressing me. Take a listen to the track, which premiered today, below…

Having now signed to record companies both in the UK and the US the name Jessie J is one that’s gonna be gathering a lot of interest worldwide. Please believe that.

The track has also been remixed by Labrinth. You can check the remix out below..

Follow Jessie on twitter @JessieJOfficial for all the latest news..Jessie J’s Debut Album Who You Are is Coming Soon!

Spotlight on Daniel De Bourg!

How did this guy not win/get any further on X Factor in the same year that Leon Jackson won I will never ever know! Maybe I’m just being biased because of the covers he has recently been posting online but i think he should have gone a lot further in the competition!

You can follow the man himself on twitter @DDBMusic

Below is his own unique take on Syco’s newest recruit Labrinth’s debut single “Let The Sun Shine”

He also has performed his own version of Bruno Mars’ feel good anthem Just The Way You Are! These are only a selection of his You Tube covers, you can check out many more  on his You Tube channel!

New Video Alert : Its Syco’s latest recruit Labrinth with “Let The Sun Shine”!

HE’S helped thrust other artists into the spotlight this year including the likes of Tinie Tempah  – and now it’s finally LABRINTH’s turn. Let The Sunshine is a very upbeat feel good track and is the debut release from SIMON COWELL‘s latest signing.

Having already collaborated with the likes of  TINIE TEMPAH, JLS and PRO GREEN , PIXIE LOTT and lots more this year, Lab has stepped out from behind-the-scenes to lap up life in front of the camera.And he certainly seems to be enjoying taking the centre stage!

And Lab, real name Timothy McKenzie, clearly had a fun day out shooting his vid with some bikini-clad babes. Sadly for him, they didn’t get a chance to dance in the rain with him though.

Iconic photographer RANKIN – who has snapped KATE MOSS, BRITNEY SPEARS and THE ROLLING STONES – is the mastermind behind the video. The video was filmed stateside.

I think this track could do big things for Labrinth. Number one anyone? I think so! Let The Sunshine is released September 26.

Follow Labrinth on twitter @LabrinthDa1st

Tinie Tempah feat Kelly Rowland – Invincible” Plus More!

Looking at the tracklisting for a debut album and you see the likes of Kelly Rowland & Ellie Goulding and of course the amazing Labrinth then you immediately get the feeling Tinie Tempah is already in the big time! He’s gathered some cracking collaborations for his upcoming album “The Disc-Overy” which is certain to be a big hit and extend his amazing year even further!

This duet will be included on the Londoner’s upcoming debut album “Disc-Overy” which hits stores on October 4th. Tinie has kept details of the album under lock and key until recently but the details are coming out now and they are exciting! In his short career Tempah has already scored two Top 3 hits in the UK with “Pass Out” and “Frisky”, and it all points out he will have another smash hit once the third single “Written In The Stars” gets released later in September.

Right then so what about the tune! I kind of  like it, Kelly has been assigned to chrous duties but she does it beautifully!! I love the fact he is able to call on the likes of Kelly Rowland to sing on his songs! All in all the song is pretty good, and you never know it could get released as a future single! Who knows ey? It’d be great promo for Kelly too in the UK!

Production comes from Ishi who was responsible for Written In The Stars, and it’s definitely a similar sound. Personally I’m looking forward to Wonderman (which features Ellie Goulding) as Labrinth’s production has been really on form as of late.

Also another notable song which features on his album is a collaboration with Swedish House Mafia! It seems like Tinie Tempah is an unstoppable force in the world of pop music at the moment as he continues to deliver smash hit after smash hit. His track with Swedish House Mafia – Miami 2 Ibiza has impressed many with some claiming its out of this world. I think his success is partly due to his crossover appeal with dance music which is something that his contemporaries such as Tinchy Stryder are probably lacking a little. I like how he’s joined forces with Swedish House Mafia who are still riding on the crest of a wave from their latest release One which features Pharrell Williams.Very smart move from Tinie! The track is released October 10th which means in theory Tinie could top the charts 3 weeks in a row! Impressive!

The video to Talay Riley’s Debut Single “Humanoid” is here!”

20-year-old urban pop artist Talay Riley will release his debut single ‘Humanoid’ on 4th October through Jive Records. The video has just been premiered exclusively by SBTV! You can check the video out below!

A year ago, Talay had his first UK #1 single with Chipmunk’s ‘Oopsy Daisy’, a song he wrote, following it with a UK Top 10 as a featured artist and co-writer on Chipmunk’s ‘Look For Me’. Impressive start to his music career.

After being signed up by a record company following that success Talay is finally ready to unleash his Debut single ‘Humanoid’onto us. Its a perfect taster of what is to come from Talay Riley. It is a dark and edgy urban pop track that merges robotic beats, cutting edge production and a killer chorus to create a song that is instant and exciting. With a surprisingly big American sound for such a young UK artist, it is already causing a buzz online from LA to the UK.

Having already toured with N-Dubz earlier this year along with performances at Wireless festival, on a line-up with the likes of Jay-Z and Chase & Status, and the Underage Festival, Talay has started out on his own headline dates across the UK. His debut album is expected to be released in early 2011 and he is currently working in the studio in the UK and LA with a host of producers including Inflo 1st (The Saturdays, One Republic), Harmony aka H-Money (a member of Darkchild Productions in LA responsible for Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’ amongst others) and Rodney Jerkins. Expect to hear the name “Talay Riley” lots more for sure on this website! Humanoid’ is an exciting taster of whats to come from this UK artist!! Definitely an exciting time for UK R&B with the likes of Talay Riley , Loick Essien & Labrinth stepping into the spotlight!!!!

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Follow Talay on twitter :  @TalayRiley

Check out the Q&A i done recently with the man himself – HERE!

Loick Essien – Love Drunk .. The Video Has Arrived!!!

Official video for Loick Essien’s brand new single ‘Love Drunk’, produced by Labrinth.

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Tinie Tempah : Disc-overy Album Art & Tracklisting


Is the Debut album from No.1 rapper to be released 4th October.

3rd Single, “Written in the Stars”, will be released on 27th September

On the 4th October, the undisputed breakout star of 2010, Tinie Tempah will release his highly anticipated debut album, Disc-Overy

Recorded over the last 11 months in North London, South London and Sweden, the album is a highly accomplished piece of work featuring an array of production that encompasses gritty grime, tempo-shifting drum and bass, and dark and brooding pop.

Already renowned for his daring musical choices, Pass Out is the single that not only put Tinie on the map, but also altered the path of UK urban music in 2010. Disc-Overy continues this adventurous attitude. “If you’ve heard Pass Out and Frisky and think you know what to expect, you’re wrong,” Tinie points out of the assorted array of production.

Simply Unstoppable underscores Tinie’s grime roots, Swedish House Mafia have created an undeniable dancefloor anthem in the form of Miami 2 Ibiza, while Naughty Boy delivers a deliciously brooding pop number Let Go, featuring Emile Sande. One of Tinie’s personal favourites, the laidback   Snap talks about chronicling life photographically, including “My mum and dad’s wedding picture, which is my favourite photo in the world”, while Wonderman features Ellie Goulding and is produced by Labrinth. “I wanted this album to be really raw, not only in terms of the production but the guests. I was only interested in working with people I really respect and who I’m a fan of. I met Ellie very early on, we swapped numbers and after that we started living very parallel worlds; the same festivals, interviews and so on. It made total sense to have her on the album.”

Tinie looks set for yet another smash with his forthcoming third single, Written In The Stars. Produced by Swedish powerhouse Ishi, the single is a euphoric feel good anthem that details the 21 year-old’s past, present and future ambitions. Featuring the incredible vocals of Boston newcomer Eric Turner, the epic, synth-led single features crisp drums, razor-sharp guitars and a considered message delivered in Tinie’s uniquely credible style. “I used to be the kid that no-one cared about, that’s why you have to keep screaming ’till they hear you out,” raps Tinie.

The diverse and imaginative album features collaborations with Ellie Goulding, Kelly Rowland and Emile Sande with production from Labrinth (Pass Out, Frisky), newcomer Ishi, Al Shux (Jay-Z’s Empire State Of Mind) and Naughty Boy (Chipmunk, Wiley), as well as renowned dance producers Swedish House Mafia.

In addition to highlighting the finer things in life that success can offer, Tinie details the lows of fame and fortune, as well as offering a candid insight into his childhood growing up in South London.

“On every single song you’ll get a line that reveals what life was like for me. I recorded a lot of it after Pass Out went to No.1, so that gave me a chance to reflect on life before and after achieving success,” says Tinie. “Going to No.1 gave me a chance to consider how far I’ve come, but also how far I intend to go.”

Album tracklisting as follows:

  1. Intro
  2. Simply Unstoppable
  3. Pass Out
  4. Illusion
  5. Just A Little (featuring Range)
  6. Snap
  7. Written In The Stars (featuring Eric Turner)
  8. Frisky (featuring Labrinth)
  9. Miami 2 Ibiza  – Swedish House Mafia vs Tinie Tempah
  10. Obsession
  11. Invincible (featuring Kelly Rowland)
  12. Wonderman (featuring Ellie Goulding)
  13. Let Go (featuring Emeli Sande)

Tinie Tempah has had an incredible year. Few debut artists boast two massive hit singles and captivate music fans, celebrities and critics alike in just a matter of months.  With Pass Out being the standout track of the summer, Tinie has played every significant stage from Wireless and the Big Chill, to Glastonbury, Ibiza Rocks and Radio 1’s Big Weekend. In May, Damon Albarn invited Tinie to join him on Jonathan Ross to perform with Gorillaz, while in June Snoop Dogg, who did a remix of Pass Out, asked Tinie to join him on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. He’s won celebrity fans in the form of Prince William and P. Diddy – who enlisted Tinie for the remix of his latest single Hello, Good Morning – while Paris Hilton booked the rapper for a private party in Cannes. Having toured with Jay-Z, Chase & Status, Rihanna and Mr. Hudson, Tinie recently announced his own headline tour, which opens in October. MASSIVE YEAR! And its only going to get bigger and better.

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The Debut Single From “Labrinth” – “Let The Sun Shine” is here!

Labrinth’s début single “Let The Sun Shine” is out this Summer! For all the latest news check out

All I’m Gonna Say is Check it out for Yourselves!


Labrinth – Let The Sun Shine

Labrinth has arrived – Let The Sun Shine Preview..

Watch a sneak preview of recently signed SYCO producer / singer Labrinth’s debut single…..’Let The Sunshine’;

The track will get it’s 1st exclusive play on MISTAJAM tomorrow evening.

Exclusive A64 from the Super Talented Labrinth!

Whether it be featuring on and producing top ten records for Tinie Tempah, producing remixes for The Gorillaz or signing to Simon Cowell’s Syco record label the kid Labrinth is officially the hottest property in the music business right now. He has also been producing records for the likes of Pixie Lott , JLS , Professor Green , not bad for someones who’s burst onto the scene in amazing style this year.

He has recently hooked up with SBTV  to give his very own unique refreshing take on Bob Dylan‘s “Times They Are A-Changin” I cant say i know much about Bob Dylan but what a performance Labrynth gave for this song. True talent always delivers! Labrinth ‘s debut single will be out later this year! I for one cannot wait to hear it!

Check his A64 out below!

Labrinth stated that the song has a lot to say about the industry today!

Indeed times they are defiantly a’changing as I’m sure the new single that’s due to be released the end of August will show us again just how talented and diverse Labrinth is.

New Music From Loick Essien With his DEBUT single #Love Drunk

Loick Essien … Remember that name, Your going to be hearing a lot more about him.

The premiere of Loick Essien’s debut single was last night on Radio 1 Extra… AND…. *Drum Roll please*

The Track did not disappoint.

If you’re unfamiliar with him then just refer to popular hits like “Beast” by Chipmunk , & “When The Sky Falls” by Bashy as he features prominently on the hooks of these songs.

Loick has mainly been known as the hook man. But now he’s stepping out of the shadow and launching his own solo career. We’ve been eager to get a listen of some of his own music mainly due to the fact he possesses an amazing vocal ability.

Backed by production by Syco’s new signing, super producer Labrinth, they’ve created the eclectic “Love Drunk”.
The track has earned rave reviews so far and is available for download on August 30th. His debut album should be out also come the end of the year.
This is a very impressive debut single, with quality vocals from Loick.
Could this be another new star breaking into the mainstream? We certainly wouldn’t bet against it!

Catch Loick performing “Love Drunk” on the Chipmunk Shine Shine Tour across the UK this month.