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Talay Riley | Sergeant Smash | Loick Essien | Stuttering (feat Dappy)

20-year-old Talay Riley releases his brand new single Sergeant Smash towards the end of January. By the looks of the acoustic vid filmed, the track is a bit of a smash!

Talay is becoming a familiar name in the music industry after building his profile through tours with the likes of N Dubz , Jessie J and his increasing fan base will be very happy with this latest release. All that remains for Talay is for him to rightfully secure his place in the charts. His talent deserves that!

Also releasing his single is the super talented Loick Essien who is set to release his second single. His first effort Love Drunk was an absolute tune which to this day I still love, unfortunately his label didn’t really deliver on the promotion to give the single any hope of a success. This second single entitled ‘Stuttering‘ featuring N-Dubz very own Dappy is a decent urban tune but I think I would have preferred Loick to carry on with his own material because he’s an incredible songwriter.

Loick recorded the track after he met a girl in the USA who he really liked but never got to properly talk to. He said: “This is a song about when you like someone so much the words don’t come out right and you end up stuttering. It’s something that happens to everyone and I think people can really relate to this on a personal level.”

I hope that his label can get the promo right on this attempt and give Loick a big push in the bid for some chart recognition.

You can check out the track below : The video should be available for viewing very soon! The song is due for release January 30th which could lead to a little battle between Talay and Loick!



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

Q&A With Talay Riley!

Talay Riley is stepping into the limelight and is ready to unleash his debut single “Humanoid”, Humanoid will be released on the 10th October! The track has already had a good response amongst fans and with radio airplay. Check out this lil interview with the man himself!

Hi Talay, How are you today?
I’m very good thank you!

Firstly your upcoming debut single recently had its first play on Radio 1 Xtra, how did that feel for you personally?
It was an incredible feeling for me, I actually missed it as I was in the studio so I listened to it online on Ras Kwame’s show but I’ve been waiting to hear my songs on the radio for a long time! I thought it sounded great. Hopefully this is the start of great beginnings!

What has the reaction been like to the song?
Yes I have had a lot of positive comments from fans on Facebook & Twitter who are eager for the song to be released! I’ve just shot the video so I can’t wait for the reaction that!

Can you tell us a bit about the single and why you chose this to launch your career?
For me I think its important for an artist to come with something fresh and different! Out of all the songs on my album I think Humanoid is the most original! It’s also quite left field and an unexpected choice but still keeps its relevance!

You’ve worked with some impressive acts to date, who have you been working with for the production of your album and how is that going?
I’ve actually only worked with 3 producers for the album , mainly 2! I’ve worked with a producer called Harmony who produced Chipmunk’s Look For Me! & also a guy called Inflo. They basically done half of the album each!

Does the album have a release date yet?
If it does I don’t know about it (laughs) , I’m just concentrating on the single release at the moment!

As cliché as it sounds, many feel you are the UK’s next big artist? Do you feel you can live up to that?
Really? I definitely feel can I live up to that! I’ve been working very hard on this, There isn’t many people in the UK who are like me so I’m quite happy to have been given this chance to show my music properly! There’s a lot of talent coming through so It’s an exciting time for UK music!

How do you feel you can differ from R&B acts all around the world..? What makes your music stand out from the rest?!
R&B is obviously a strong influence of mine but it’s not the only one! I’m inspired by country , indie and electro music. Those influences which are quite heavy in my album will be the definitive factor in my bid to stand out from the rest!

What’s the goal for your music for the next couple of years? The main goal is to be established as a GREAT ARTIST , someone who is here to stay and not a one hit wonder. I want to be someone who’s got the songs , who can write the songs and be someone who actually has something to say and prove! I want to change people’s moods – Make people feel better when they’re sad , sad when they’re happy etc!

Where do you see yourself this time next year ?!
I don’t really want to limit myself. Wherever my hard work takes me!

So is there any TV shows , Newspapers or Awards shows you’d like to be featured on at all?
I would definitely love to see myself performing at a big Awards show doing a crazy performance of “Humanoid” I think that would be a great achievement! Maybe the Brits or the Mobos!

Last but not least I would like to wish you all the success in the world for your debut single “Humanoid”. What’s your expectations for the track itself?
Thank you very much! I just really want to impact the UK and internationally. A number one would be lovely! As long as people know there is a new guy in town “Talay Riley”, as long as that happens I will be happy!!!

Big thanks to Talay Riley for taking the time out to answer these questions! Its much appreciated!!!” Check out Talay on the links below!

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Introducing Talay Riley’

After writing Chipmunk’s #1 ‘Oopsy Daisy’ and featuring on ‘Look For Me’, Talay Riley signed to Jive late last year and has been spending the large portion of his time since beginning the process of writing his debut album with several high profile producers.

Exciting news to come however as Talay is set to release his first single. ‘Humanoid‘ is his debut single in October and it received it’s debut play on Radio 1 & 1xtra last weekend. You can get yourself a preview of the video below! Yes i know its only 9 seconds , but just take a look regardless.

Talay has also been keeping himself busy by working on projects with Tinchy Stryder, JLS, Chipmunk, Justin Beiber, EJ, Jamie Foxx, Tiny Tempah and Lemar. AND HE IS 19, REMEMBER. Loving the workrate!!

Definitely a bright future for Talay Riley. One to look out for undoubtedly.

Interview to follow in the next few days!!

For the latest on Talay Riley check out the below links!

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Bluey Robinson Featured :

I have been very impressed by this Young Talent.. 21 year old Bluey Robinson has been surrounded by music all his life. Born in 1988, he grew up on The Jackson 5, Bob Marley, Phil Collins, UB40 and The Drifters. These foundations set his musical taste and later, influenced his style today.

When you think of it really theres not many UK R&B Male Singers out there at the moment , theres a few , but i really get the feel that Bluey could take control along with some other fine UK Talents including Loick Essien , Talay Riley etc!!!

Starting in late November 2008, Bluey started to captivate an audience through a guerrilla online campaign which saw him take his music and unique performance style to the London, Paris and New York train networks, where he’d sing to commuters, jam with buskers capturing hearts and minds! The resulting home edited video footage is must see content and the campaign has culminated in his Channel ‘Bluey Robinson TV’ attracting over 500,000 views and sparking a great reaction.

Over the summer of ’09 Bluey took his songs on the road and played sold out shows to a welcoming audience at Notting Hill’s ‘Yoyo’s’ and the Hoxton Bar And Grill’s ‘Gold Dust’.

‘I Know’, Bluey’s first release, arrived in late September off the back of a strong radio plot, which saw extensive airplay across national radio with Ronnie Herel in particular championing the rising star.

Since then, Bluey has gone from strength to strength, performing a storming set at the ‘1Xtra after Party’ following Dizzie Rascal’s performance at the BBC Electric Proms on Wed 21st Oct in Camden’s Roundhouse.

A chance meeting with Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse writer Gil Cang saw the two collaborate on ‘Gotta Be A Way’, a soul stomp of the highest order. A track which will be performed when Bluey hits the O2 Wireless festival later this year on a bill which includes Jay-Z and Pink.

In late November ’09, almost a year to the day of uploading his first youtube video, Bluey put pen to paper to a well deserved record deal with entertainment giant Sony Music.

He has recently produced a few acoustic performances for the No.1 Youth Broadcaster

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There’s a lot more to come from this rising star so stay tuned!

Featured Single : Mike Hough – Paint A Picture…

Ive done a feature post on Mike Hough and an interview and after the incredible recent success of his Gig at the Indigo 02 Arena in London he has now offered his fans an exclusive free download. The track is called “Paint a Picture” and is written by Jermaine Riley from British trio “FDM”. It is typical of what you are likely to expect from Mike’s Debut album.

The track is sure to go down well with his fans , Make sure you check it out and get your free download here . I will be posting clips of Mike’s performances from his recent A Night with Mike Hough later in the week. But i will leave with you this : MIKE Hough is certainly making a big name for himself , his vocals on the exclusive track are particularly impressive.

Mike has also announced via his twitter that he is heading into the studio to record with names such as Talay Riley , Daniel De Bourg , Laura White , DJ Ironik , Emeli Sande and many more impressive british artists. Lots more on the horizon for Mr MIKE HOUGH. Keep a lookout .2010 could be a big year for him for sure!!!!