Talk about Pop Muzik ? Robin Scott a.k.a shines in 2017 with new U.K chart hit ‘My Rescue Remedy’

Robin Scott’s recording career spans four decades. He grew up in South London and after leaving school attended Art college where he met and lived with Malcom MacLaren and Vivienne Westwood.

He displayed a talent for writing topical songs which he performed on Radio and TV during this period  which led to his first album, ‘Woman From The Warm Grass’  released on the independent label  Head Records.

He spent a period playing folk clubs as a solo artist sharing bills with emergent artists such as David Bowie and Ralph McTell. In 1972 he won the EMI ‘Search For A Star’ national talent contest but declined the deal in favour of developing a musical and working together with Malcom and Vivienne developing ideas in the ‘Let It Rock’  boutique which became the spawning ground for the Punk movement.

Scott promoted and managed R&B funk band Roogalator , producing their debut LP ËœPlay It By Ear’ on his independent label Do-It Records  as well as Adam & The Ants debut LP  ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ in 1976/7. This led to production opportunities in Paris with Barclay records who would also release the Sex Pistols in France.

Scott’s and McLaren’s paths crossed many times in 1977/8  prompting Scott and film director Julian Temple to record a historic debut of the Slits in a Paris night club for Malcolm who was now overloaded with the Sex Pistols implosion.  This event triggered the desire to return to the studio to produce and perform again. Adopting the pseudonym ‘M’  Scott recorded and released ‘Moderne Man’ on his Do-It label in the UK and Barclay records in France.

Production projects in Paris included a band called the Spions who were Hungarian political refugees and a source of inspiration for Scott in the aftermath of the Punk. Now living in Paris with Brigitte Vinchon  a circus artist, Scott began to concentrate on delivering the quintessential commercial single with Brigitte as his backing vocalist.

‘Pop Muzik’ was a huge international hit in 1979. The album ‘New York  London  Paris  Munich’ was recorded in Montreux Switzerland and released in the UK at the end of that year.  In 1980  M’s follow-up album ‘Official Secrets’ was recorded in the UK and Dublin.

In 1981 Scott co-produced rising star Ruichi Sakamoto who approached Scott after hearing ‘Official Secrets’ and in the same year recorded his third album ‘Famous Last Words’ .

During the 80’s  Scott found a new musical direction  producing a number of African acts in Kenya  which led to the collaborative the album ‘Jive Shikisha’ in 1983/4.  Recorded in Kenya and the UK  it featured musicians from several different African states  but its release was frustrated by legal issues for some years to come despite being Scott’s most rewarding recording experience Management conflict prompted Scott to withdraw from his musical career path in favour exploring other creative avenues, which would lead back to painting  and mentoring other musicians.

It would be another decade before Scott returned to the music business to develop an online platform for DJ’s and dance producers.   Then some unreleased independent titles appeared on the ‘Life Class’ double album released on Scott’s YUP label in 2003  concurrent with an exhibition of his artwork  at the Ensign gallery in London together with other musicians and painters.

This compilation also included some early unreleased solo material.

In 2015 Scott began preparing material for his first studio album ‘ Emotional DNA’ which is out now in all good digital stores.

The single ‘My Rescue Remedy’ has been picked up by world famous DJ Mikey Gallagher ( Snow Patrol, Leona Lewis, Hed Kandi, Ministry of Sound )  who has remixed the track and collaborated with Robin Scott. The single has now charted at No 10 on the official U.K Music Week Pop/Club charts.

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If you are ‘Bloodbound’ and seek ‘Life Eternal’ check out hard rockers ‘Soul Exchange’ – Review

Mervilton Records recording artist The Soul Exchange is a band that has constructed a new alchemy from the rock solid foundation of the 70’s hard rock scene.

They have taken this influence into the new millennium and have created their own unique style of metal infused  modern guitar driven hard rock  with great attention to the melodies and grand vocal arrangements.

OUR OPINION – MUSIC TIMES UK

“Sonic, dark, moody and with a powerful punch it’s the mighty ‘The Soul Exchange’ who deliver an alternative rock gem with their new single ‘Life Eternal’ with it’s chugging guitars, ominous organs and powerful vocals that are also melodic and dreamy, this is something for an epic horror movie9/10. 

History 

The Soul Exchange was founded in 2013 by guitarist Hans von Bell, drummer Benny White and guitarist Thomas von Bell.

In 2014  the trio was joined by vocalist Erik Olofsson and Tobias Chevalier (vocals  keyboards etc). The band enjoyed success with their eponymous debut album “The Soul Exchange”  produced by the seasoned rock producer and studio engineer Mats “Limpan” Lindfors  released on January 20th  2015.

In 2016 the band underwent some personnel changes  with Daniel John joining founding members Hans & Thomas von Bell as new vocalist and also bringing in Benny White on drums and Patrik “Patte” Ekel on bass making up the present line up of The Soul Exchange.

Behind the scenes

With the new line up  the band has moved into a new direction  both musically and image wise with a different modern sound and stage image. The Soul Exchange now releases their 2nd full length album ‘Bloodbound’  produced by the renowned Swedish producer Magnus “Tank” Ljungqvist  on the Mervilton Records.

‘Bloodbound’ is a much darker and modern sounding effort  than the debut. The band claims that “this is a new era of The Soul Exchange” and that “Soul Exchange have found its sound on the 2nd release and this will be the formula going forward.

Modern hard rock with a great portion of metal influences  and most importantly  the vocal arrangements and melodies are having a major focus in The Soul Exchanges otherwise riff oriented music”.

The phrase “It is the sound of a new world being born and the louder sound of an old world being destroyed” has never been more relevant than for the new album by The Soul Exchange !

The brand new single from ‘The Soul Exchange’ is entitled ‘Life Eternal’ and is out now.

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http://www.soulexchangeofficial.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/soulexchange1

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-CqPilBcOUsQh3-4PrgJKQ

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JackCity releases new single ‘Games’

JackCity is a hiphop artist based in Leeds, England.

Having gained interest via mixtape releases, JackCity has now released his first studio album entitled “Eleven”.

JackCity, aged 26 has written his music from his Leeds based studio.

JackCity is currently on tour across the country with a performance you can’t miss.
You can catch him in cities such as London, Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester and many more.

JackCity will be performing in Birmingham on the 17th of September 2017 at “The Roadhouse’and at Oxjam in Liecester on 28th October 2017.

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The new single ‘Games’ from JackCity was long listed for a Glastonbury performance and is out now.

Visit www.jackcitymusic.com for more information.

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Taylor Swift to release new album in November

Taylor Swift has ended days of speculation about her next album, revealing Reputation will be released in November (17). After two days of online teasers with posts of a recoiling black snake video, suggesting the Shake It Off star was ready to strike with a new release.

Get the full Music-news.com story here 

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Music Times one to watch out for – Spotlight on Calton Kelly – ‘Chaos’

Calton Kelly is influenced by classic film scores and artists like Lana Del Rey, Muse, Radiohead, Tori Amos, Metric, Lady Gaga, Queen, Sia and Sarah Slean.

Calton Kelly has already received national U.K Radio support from BBC 6 Music, BBC introducing and has supported acts like Nathan Grisdale, The Vim Dicta and Exit Black.

The new single ‘Chaos’ features well respected singer Patti Lowe, who sings backing vocals and is also well known for her feature vocals on Grace’s “Not Over Yet’.

The new single ‘Chaos’ by Calton Kelly was produced by Stevie Paul at Phoenix studios ( Blue, Miss Dynamite and The Sugababes) and will be released on 19 June 2017 with distribution from Universal Music Operations.

The single has already hit NO 1 on the Kings of Spins DJ chart run by BBC Radio One essential Mix creator and Cafe Del Mar legend, Eddie Gordon.

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U.K Hip Hop star Marxie drops new video ‘Endzo’

Marxie is a British born Recording artist and Producer bringing fresh commercial and urban sounds to your ears.

Check out the latest video from Marxie – Endzo

Online: www.soundcloud.com/officialmarxie

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Music Times hot new band tip – The Boxtones–Against The Odds

The Boxtones are a Scottish/Canadian 5 piece award winning band based in Dubai and signed to Universal Music MENA.

The band consists of: Louise Peel (Lead Vocals), Gary Tierney (Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals), Gill Tierney (Drums, Vocals), Will Janssen (Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals) and Patrick Thibault on Bass and vocals.

Since setting up their own Dubai-based company in early 2013 as full-time musicians, The Boxtones with their energetic and engaging live performances have captivated hundreds of thousands of fans at all of the big events in the region. Such events include Yasalam Beats on the Beach, Formula One Abu Dhabi Party in the Park, Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens and more.

The Boxtones are recipients of the prestigious Ahlan! Hot 100 Title  winners of Best UAE Act at the annual Hype Awards and Rolling Stone Magazine’s Street to Stage competition winners. Leading brands Shure and Vic Firth also endorse the band.

The Boxtones have so far performed alongside Stereophonics, Kaiser Chiefs, Pharrell Williams, The Who, Blur, Florence & The Machine, Enrique Iglesias, Lily Allen, Jason Derulo, Travis, Razorlight, Richard Ashcroft, The Charlatans, The Ting Tings and many more.

The Boxtone’s new album ‘Home’ is out now and features the single Against The Odds, City of Mirrors” feat Ft Two Tone and ‘Home’ .

The album was produced by Gary Tierney and Elvis Garagic at Sound Struck Studios in Dubai.

Check out The Boxtones online:

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https://www.instagram.com/theboxtones/

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBoxtonesVEVO

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HOT TIP – Bamboozle new E.P ‘Red Right Hand’

Bamboozle are a 50’s influenced rocking band  with a modern sound. Being one of the only bands to have a gal on vocals and rockabilly slap bass  a world class pedal steel player , one of the scenes top rockabilly guitarists and drummers and mesmerising four part harmonies  Bamboozle are the band to see !

Playing a range of 1950’s rockabilly  swing and western swing classics  original songs and arrangements of some modern tunes , Bamboozle are a truly rocking band to dance the night away to.

The band consists of:

Serena Sykes – Double Bass/Vocals

Jim Knowler – Guitar/Vocals

Dave Kirk – Pedal Steel  Guitar /Vocals

Shaun o’Keeffe – Drums /Vocals

The new single ‘Just like you’ is taken off the album ‘Red Right Hand’.

Bamboozle Online:

Website: http://www.bamboozlehq.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BamboozleHQ/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/bamboozlehq

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bamboozleband

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bamboozlehq/

Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/bamboozle3

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bamboozle-624372045

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Missy Elliott Sings “I’m Better’ FT Lamb

MISSY ELLIOTT KICKS OFF NEW YEAR WITH “I’M BETTER (FEAT. LAMB)”

 

Atlantic recording artist Missy Elliott has announced the release of her hugely anticipated new song. “I’m Better (Feat. Lamb)” will be available this Friday, January 27th at U.S. and Canadian DSPs and streaming services, followed by worldwide release on Saturday, January 28th.

 

The track, produced by Lamb (Beyoncé, SWV, Monica) and written by Elliott, is accompanied by a groundbreaking companion video, co-directed by Elliott and her longtime GRAMMY® Award-winning collaborator Dave Meyers (“Lose Control,” “Work It,” “We Run This”). “I’m Better (Feat. Lamb)” premiered today via Missy’s official YouTube channel.

 

One of the most significant female artists in contemporary music history, Elliott has returned to her rightful place in the spotlight in recent months, include this week’s announcement of an impending guest star appearance on FOX’s new Lee Daniels-produced series, Star, airing Wednesdays at 9 pm ET/PT (check local listings). Last year saw the GRAMMY® Award-winning icon making a wide range of high-profile appearances, spanning Amazon Echo’s “Dance Party” commercial for Super Bowl 50 co-starring Alec Baldwin and soundtracked by her 2016 fan favorite, “Pep Rally” to a remarkable collaboration with Marc Jacobs on the designer’s Fall 2016 campaign.

 

Elliott officially returned to the music scene with 2015’s “WTF (Where They From) (Feat. Pharrell Williams),” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Produced by Williams (Adele, Kendrick Lamar), the track was first unveiled as the official theme to ESPN’s kickoff coverage of the 2015/2016 NBA season and had its official world premiere with hourly plays across all iHeartRadio Urban Mainstream outlets. In addition, the “WTF (Where They From) (Feat. Pharrell Williams)” companion video – directed by Elliott and Meyers – premiered high above New York City’s Times Square via Apple Music’s massive Beats 1 billboard and has earned over 48 million individual views thus far via YouTube alone.

 

March 2016 saw Elliott unite with former First Lady Michelle Obama for “This Is For My Girls,” an all-star anthem to female empowerment executive produced by AOL’s MAKERS and performed by Kelly Clarkson, Chloe x Halle, Missy Elliott, Jadagrace, Lea Michele, Janelle Monáe, Kelly Rowland, & Zendaya. Elliott also joined the First Lady for a number of public appearances, including her 2016 keynote address at Austin, TX’s South By Southwest (SXSW) as well as a surprise drop-in on CBS’ The Late Late Show With James Corden’s classic “Carpool Karaoke.” “This Is For My Girls” is available now exclusively on the iTunes Store, with all proceeds going to support the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund.

 

Missy Elliott is of course a groundbreaking solo superstar, pioneering producer/songwriter, and across-the-board cultural icon. The four-time GRAMMY® Award winner – with nominations spanning three decades – has achieved unprecedented success, including U.S. sales in excess of 30 million. Missy’s six studio albums (including 2001’s landmark “MISS E… SO ADDICTIVE” and 2002’s blockbuster “UNDER CONSTRUCTION”) have each been RIAA platinum certified or better, marking her as the only female rapper to achieve that milestone accomplishment.

 

The last half decade has seen Elliott featured on tracks from artists including Ginuwine, Ciara, K. Michelle, Demi Lovato, The Black Keys, J. Cole, G-Dragon, Fantasia, Monica, Busta Rhymes, Jazmine Sullivan, and of course, Katy Perry, with whom she famously teamed up for 2011’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) (Remix).”

 

Missy lit up 2014 with a series of surprise event appearances, joining Pharrell Williams to open the BET Awards with a “Come Get It Bae/Pass That Dutch” mash-up, reuniting with Da Brat and Lil Kim at the Soul Train Music Awards for their 1997 breakthrough, “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)” – the trio’s first live performance together in more than 16 years – and of course her unforgettable performance at 2015’s Super Bowl XLIX. Missy joined Katy Perry for the historic happening, wowing 118.5 million viewers – the largest ever audience in Super Bowl history – with a medley of “Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It,” and “Lose Control.” Digital sales skyrocketed in the following days, with both “Get Ur Freak On” and “Work It” returning to the top 40 on Billboard’s “Top Singles” chart more than 10 years after their initial successes.

 

In addition, Elliott has been heard on such tracks as Faith Evans’ 2014 single, “I Deserve It (Feat, Missy Elliott & Sharaya J),” Jack Ü’s 2015 “Take Ü There (Feat. Kiesza) (Missy Elliott Remix),” and Janet Jackson’s “BURNITUP! (Feat. Missy Elliott).” (Courtesy Warner Music Group). 

 

 

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BREAKING NEWS: SONY MUSIC DAVID BOWIE’S “NO PLAN EP” IS OUT NOW”

One minute past midnight on January 8th, the day that would have been David Bowie’s 70th birthday, a subtly stunning video for the song “No Plan” surfaced quietly at http://smarturl.it/noplanvideo.

 

The “No Plan” clip was directed by Tom Hingston, whose previous collaborations with Bowie include the award-winning visual interpretation of the original version of “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” from the Nothing Has Changed compilation. The “No Plan” video features a sparse, compelling narrative that reinforces the hypnotic pull of the ballad hailed by Rolling Stone—who ranked it #4 in their 50 Best Songs of 2016–as “a magnificent coda… one last transmission from the Bowie universe.”


Recorded during the sessions for David Bowie’s 28th and final album, 
, “No Plan” is one of three final Bowie studio recordings held in the vault until the October 21, 2016 release of the Lazarus Cast Album. Previously available only with full album purchase of the Lazarus Cast Album, those songs–“No Plan,” “Killing A Little Time” and “When I Met You”—have been released along with  single and Cast Album title track “Lazarus” as the No Plan digital EP, issued January 8 on ISO/Columbia. In addition, the three songs are now available for the first time on streaming services and as a la carte downloads.

Despite the complete lack of fanfare around their reveal, the “No Plan” video amassed over 500,000 views in its first 24 hours online, while the No Plan EP reached #1 on the iTunes charts of 11 countries including the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Finland and Sweden, and broke the Top 20 in more than 30 territories.

January 8, 2017 also marked the one-year anniversary of the release of . In the 12 months since the release of , the album has only grown in stature, establishing itself as a critical and commercial high point of David Bowie’s peerless catalogue. Having hit #1 in more than 20 countries (including Bowie’s first #1 in the U.S.),  closed out 2016 with five Grammy nominations—Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical—and top honours in critics’ best of 2016 lists including #1 positions in the AV Club, Flavorwire, The Los Angeles Times, MOJO, Newsweek, Now, Paste, Q, The Wire, Uncut and more, #2 spots including the BBC, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, NPR and Rolling Stone, ultimately placing in the year-end lists of more major publications than any album released in 2016

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