Monday, 31 December 2012

iAfrica... Burna Boy - Tonight (Video)

Burna Boy has finally released the much anticipated video and after the success of "Like To Party" he has not failed to impress us with his new video, some things are worth the wait. The video was directed by MEX and features cameos from Wizkid, Dammy Krane, Vector, Saeon & many more. Watch "Tonight" UP above...


iAfrica... Banky W - Yes/No (Video)

"Yes/No" is the lead single from Banky W's RnB album which drops next year Valentine's Day. The love song was produced by Cobhams Asuquo and the video co-directed by both Clarence Peters and Banky W. Its a nice video, which captures a love story. Watch "Yes/No" UP above... 


Saturday, 29 December 2012

iMusic... MckNasty - 12.12.12 (Mixtape)

Emerging drummer and DJ MckNasty recently released his debut mixtape titled 12.12.12. Listen to the 5-track affair below which has McKNasty drumming and DJing at the same time and features the likes Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32, Ghetts, Griminal, Ed Sheeran and much more...

Download: MckNasty - 12.12.12 (Mixtape)


iVideo... Sangeet x Certified UK (Interview)

Certified UK links up with up and coming London producer Sangeet to chat about his journey so far in the UK music scene. He talks about his working relationship with UK rapper TE, his musical influences - Timbaland, Dr. Dre, Neptunes, J. Dilla, Kanye West and Jay-Z, his collaborations wishlist, forthcoming projects and much more. Check out the interview UP top as he also breaks down how he produces some of his beats...


Friday, 28 December 2012

iMusic... Shola Ama - Imagine (LO Remix)

The weekend is here again and we've got some more bass for you!!! This time, its courtesy of German producer LO as he remixes Shola Ama's classic single "Imagine" for your listening and dancing pleasure. Check it out below and get your free download as well...


iMusic... Jade Alston - If I Was Your Girl

Rising R&B star Jade Alston makes her second appearance on Conversations and for good reason. "If I Was Your Girl" is the first teaser single from her forthcoming E.P titled Sunday Morning: Single On A Saturday Night Part 2 and it is produced by Grammy Award-nominated producers The Rose Bros. There's a classic 90's R&B song sampled in here somewhere and I won't ruin it be mentioning the name, listen below and see if you can spot it... This is a dope record


iMusic... Dips - This Is Dips (Mixtape)

After leading with visuals for "Checklist" and "Arm Crossed Head Bop", 20-year old emerging London Hip-Hop artist Dips recently released his debut mixtape titled This Is Dips. Featuring 15 worthy songs that showcase Dips as one helluva wordsmith and a UK emcee to keep an eye on in 2013, This Is Dips also features cameo appearances from Dani Sofiya, Obbligato, Seyi, Alex Petrelli and G3, all of former collective White Elephant. Listen to the full mixtape below...


iEvent... Trevor Nelson Presents New Years Eve 2012 @ Area (Monday, December 31)

Award-winning Veteran British DJ, Host and BBC 1Xtra's Trevor Nelson will be headlining at popular London nightspot Area this year for the Vauxhall venue's New Years Eve party taking place on Monday, December 31. Having been one of the leading DJs in Hip-Hop, R&B and Soul music in the United Kingdom for over 20 years, Trevor Nelson's NYE parties have certainly one of the staple events of every December month and this NYE party at Area will be no different.

Tickets are available from Ticket Mania, Ticketweb and View Tickets.

For More Information, Call 07870174814 or BBM 26AF4F8B


Thursday, 27 December 2012

iVideo... Charli XCX - Stay Away (Bands In Transit)

Rising London Singer/Songwriter Charli XCX performs her excellent record "Stay Away" live for Ford Motor's Bands In Transit series. Check it out UP top...


Wednesday, 26 December 2012

iMusic... Catch'em - The Rum Cream Dream (Video)

London rapper Ash Catch'em aka Catch'em comes through with some new music and some new visuals to match. This one is titled "The Rum Cream Dream" and it is produced by J.D Reid with the video directed by SBTV's Morgan Keyz. Check it out UP top...


iPoetry... Alysia Harris + JP Cooper - The Happy Couple (Death Poem)

Merry Christmas everyone!

At the London leg of the Strivers Row's recent UK tour, Alysia Harris performed a heart-wrenching rendition of her spoken word piece titled "The Happy Couple (Death Poem) along with Manchester singer and songwriter J.P Cooper on guitar who also chimed in with parts of his excellent song "The Only Reason". This is pure magic, check it out UP top...


Monday, 24 December 2012

iAfrica... Iyanya - Flavour (Video)

Directed by the very prolific Moe Musa, here's the music video for Nigerian Pop star Iyanya's latest single "Flavour". Shot on his recent performance trip to Manchester, check out the excellently done visuals UP top... I actually like the song more now after watching the video. Well done to the entire Made Men Group.


iAfrica... Henrisoul - Your Love (Video)

Nigerian Highlife singer Henrisoul debuts the brand new music video for his latest single titled "Your Love". Directed by Nodash and described as one of the most creative Nigerian music videos of 2012, check it out UP top...


iAfrica... Praiz - Rich and Famous (Video)

Shot on location in South Africa and directed by Josh Clarke, here's the official music video from Nigerian R&B singer Praiz for his latest single "Rich and Famous" which is out now via X3M Music. Check it out UP top as we await the debut album from the R&B crooner...


Saturday, 22 December 2012

iMusic... Amerie - One Thing (Jetlag Remix)

More BASS and Future Garage for your weekend and this time, it is courtesy of production duo from Brussels, Belgium,  Miguel Fernandez and Renato Marquez aka Jetlag as they rework Amerie's classic single "One Thing" into one bass-heavy Garage cut... Play this one all the way turned UP and enjoy it below...


iAfrica... D'Banj - Cashflow (Video)

"Cashflow" is the 2nd single to be released by D'Banj through Sony Music's RCA Africa label and DB Records. Directed by Sesan, "Cashflow" is a two part video which also features KaySwitch
This video is taster of what is to come from D'Banj in the build to the release of his album "DKM" which is scheduled to be released early next year. Watch "Cashflow" UP above...


Friday, 21 December 2012

iMusic... Kaleem Taylor - Gave You Everything (Video)

Off of his recently released sophomore E.P Alone, British R&B singer and songwriter Kaleem Taylor debuts the music video for "Gave You Everything" which is one of our favourite songs on the E.P. Check out the back and white visuals, directed by the Apex House, UP top...


iMusic... Magazeen + Wale - Black Panamera (Video)

Maybach Music Group label mates Magazeen and Wale finally debut the music video for the official remix of Magazeen's single "Black Panamera" which was released earlier in the Summer and off of Magazeen's Red, Gold & Green mixtape. Check it out UP top...


iMusic... Fion + Highstreet - Back Now

More bass for you to get into that weekend mood. This one is from Fion & Highstreet and it's titled "Back Now". 22-year old Irish producer/DJ Fion teams up with Hamo and Brame of Irish Production trio Highstreet for this bass-heavy Garage opus sprinkled with some infectious vocal samples...


iMusic... Michael Jackson - You Rock My World (Summer Occasion Remix)

18 year old producer Jon H aka Summer Occasion from Oakland, California has taken it upon himself to take Michael Jackson's classic "You Rock My World" and rework it into this slow-building smooth and sultry head-nodding opus. Listen below...


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

iMusic... Real Nice - Oooo!

Here's some brand new bass for your face all thanks to London production/DJ duo Ben Real and Sam Nice aka Real Nice's new forthcoming House single titled "Oooo!" which is to be released on Love Not Money Records on December 21. Listen to the massive tuneage below...


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

iEvent... UD Live @ Cargo (Thursday, December 20) - WIN TICKETS

URBAN DEVELOPMENT in association with LIVE NATION & LINK UP TV presents UD Live on Thursday, 20 December 2012.

Our friends at Urban Development are not stopping for nothing! After the hugely successful Industry Takeover only two months ago, they are back with the launch of their brand new live music showcase titled UD Live. For their launch event at Cargo in Shoreditch, they've put together an excellent line-up of emerging UK artists including Bluey Robinson, Amplify Dot, Purple Ferdinand, Squeeks, Jenn D and Emmavie!

In addition to that, they've got a special guest performer on the night as well as an open mic segment with the winner winning some studio time at UDHQ courtesy of House of Marley...

And we've got a pair of tickets to give away… so read on.

Monday, 17 December 2012

iAfrica... Fuse ODG + Wyclef Jean - Antenna (Video)

After creating a hype on youtube with the "Antenna" dance competition, Fuse ODG has presented us
with the much anticipated "Antenna" video which features Wyclef Jean. The video was directed by Mr Moe Musa. Watch "Antenna" UP Above..


Friday, 14 December 2012

iMusic... London Grammar - Hey Now

This is dope! No information on the band by the name of London Grammar other than that they're from London. Just listen below to their song titled "Hey Now"...



iTelevision... Brothers With No Game (Episode 6)

Episode six of British web series Brothers With No Game was recently released and it is another excellent episode. This web series is a definite must watch. Catch up on the latest episode titled 'The House Party (Part 2)' UP top where Dorian is stil acting "moist" and Venus from Venus vs Mars makes a class-act cameo appearance. P.S go back to the very first episode HERE!

In other news, Remy (Ashley Bannerman) from the show tweeted me yesterday and I fav'ed the tweet as you do.


iVideo... Tegan & Sara - Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper Cover)

One of my favourite Pop duos, Canadian sisters Tegan & Sara cover Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" exclusively for Billboard Candid Covers presented by Nikon. Check it out UP top...


iBook... B*tch Don' Kill My Vibe: A User's Guide To Negotiating Digital Copyright (by Christine Doelling)

"As I began to research music law out of my own interest, it became apparent as fans - and even as musicians - we were not being given all the information. Law, and copyright law in particular, is kept in an ivory tower for elite academics and professionals. This book is built from my own frustration with the density of the material and is my first attempt to democratize copyright law. As consumers, we lead today's market, and there is no market without musicians. If we do not weigh in on the conversation, corporations and the US government will decide how the music industry is shaped online. Musicians and fans are sure to be left out of the equation severely threatening our "vibes". Without the information, we cannot join the conversation; we cannot protect the music we love." - Christine Doelling
Christine Doelling is the creator of Lunchbox Theory and she is currently in London studying for an MA in Media, Communications and Critical Practice. Read her entire guide HERE


iMusic... Dido + Kendrick Lamar - Let Us Move On

From her forthcoming fourth studio album titled Girl Who Got Away, British Singer/Songwriter Dido links up with West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar on the brand new "Let's Move On". Produced by Dido, her brother Rollo and Jheff Bhasker, this is is sounding really BIG, listen below...

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iMusic... Geko - Voice Of The Future (MIxtape)

15-year old Manchester Hip-Hop artist and the youngest member of USG, Geko unveils his debut mixtape titled Voice Of The Future. With over 300, 000 views on YouTube between his SBTV Warm Up Session, Link Up TV Behind Barz and Fire In The Booth on BBC Radio 1, the young emcee has been having a stellar 2012 with the release of his debut mixtape crowning his efforts. Listen to the mixtape below which boasts features from Jaja Soze, Ard Adz and Sho Shallow, enjoy...


iVideo... Craig David's TS5 on Kiss FM (Promo)

As you already know, veteran UK R&B artist - and now burgeoning DJ - Craig David recently launched a new radio show Tower Suite Five (TS5) on UK station KISS FM. Broadcast from his Miami penthouse every Sunday, Craig will be playing the biggest in Hip-Hop, R&B and Dancehall. You can listen to Craig David's last show HERE and check out the recently released promo video for Tower Suite Five (TS5) featuring Ricky, Melvin and Charlie UP top...


iVideo... Donae'o x Pardon My Blog (Interview)

Veteran UK artist/producer Donae'o sits down with Pardon My Blog's Dear Rob for an interesting little chat about being an indigo child, his new single "Not A Saint", what to expect from his new mixtape coming out in February, the reception from his 2009 debut album Party Hard among other things. Check it out UP top...


Thursday, 13 December 2012

iMusic... Lex Jones - The Space Tourist Part 1 (Video)

"This is the story of Mr JJ, an isolated and forgotten elderly man who has spent his entire life building a dream-fuelled spaceship out of rubbish with the hope of leaving humanity behind and escaping to the Moon."
27-year old self-styled Cine-Grime artist Lex Jones debuts the music video for the first part of his forthcoming 4-part The Space Tourist story. Collaborating with German pianist and composer Hauschka, Lex Jones excellently tells the story of isolated and forgotten Mr JJ (Mr Jay Jay) in this first part with subsequent parts due to be released in the coming weeks. Check out the visuals UP top...


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

IAfrica... Sarkodie + Davido - Gunshot (Video)

A few weeks ago Sarkodie released the audio version of "Gunshot" featuring Davido, now we can present you with the visuals. "Gunshot" which was shot in Soweto, South Africa by director Sesan is a track from his upcoming album due to be released in 2013.  Watch "Gunshot" UP above... 


iMusic... Bipolar Sunshine - Fire

You will remember Adio Marchant as the lead vocalist of Manchester-based group Kid British and now that the group is no more, he has embarked on a new solo project called Bipolar Sunshine and it is one helluva brilliant project. "Fire" is the first song I came across from Bipolar Sunshine and it is such a resounding attention grabber, listen to it below and be captivated...


iMusic... TCTS - Close Now

Manchester Electronic beatsmith Sam O'Neill aka TCTS comes through with this brand new neck-breaking tuneage titled "Close Now" for your listening pleasure and for FREE download too so check it out below and get your enhance your music library with this free MP3...

Download: TCTS - Close Now


iAfrica... May D - Gat Me High (Video)

Here's the brand new music video for Nigerian R&B/Pop crooner May D's new single titled "Gat Me High". Enjoy...


iMusic... Ben Howard - BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Special (Full Set)

One of my favourite British artists Ben Howard took over the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge earlier today (December 12) to perform an extensive and exclusive 5-song set specially for Fearne Cotton and her listeners. The set included renditions of latest single "Esmerelda" as well as cuts from his critically acclaimed Every Kingdom album, "Only Love" and "Keep Your Head Up", "Oats In The Water" and a resounding cover of Ellie Goulding's "Figure 8". Enjoy the full set below...


iMusic... Loaded Lux - True Love (Video)

Fresh from having a very busy second half of 2012, Loaded Lux (aka Mr. You Gon Get This Work) plans to end the year on a high as he unveils the music video for "True Love" off of his latest E.P Beloved. Check it out UP top...


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

iAfrica... Davido + Ice Prince - Feel Alright (Video)

Davido has released his new video for "Feel Alright" from his debut album "O.B.O". The single features IcePrince and was directed by Aje Films and song produced by Dokta Frabz. Watch "Feel Alright" UP above...


iAfrica... Praiz - Rich & Famous (BTS Video)

Fresh on our radar today are these behind-the-scenes visuals for the forthcoming music video from Nigerian R&B/Soul sensation Praiz for his latest single "Rich & Famous" which is directed by Josh Clarke and shot on location in South Africa. Check them out UP top and look out for the release of the music video shortly...


Saturday, 8 December 2012

iMusic... Phyno + Olamide - Ghost Mode (Video)

Indigenous Igbo rapper Phyno links up with Indigenous Yoruba emcee Olamide on the brand new music video for their massive collaboration titled "Ghost Mode". Shot and directed by Clarence Peters for Capital Dreams, check out the visuals UP top...


iMusic... Nadine Charles - Thank You (Video)

British R&B/Soul singer and songwriter Nadine Charles unveils the brand new music video for her latest single titled "Thank You", written and produced by Dornik Leigh. After being largely quiet over the course of 2012, Ms. Charles signs off the year in style with this artsy black and white and rather interesting new Gary Nurse-directed video, check it out UP top...


iMusic... S.A.S - Drug Flow (Video)

UK veteran Hip-Hop duo S.A.S unveil the brand new video for their latest offering off the forthcoming Coming To America II mixtape titled "Drug Flow". Check out the Rufus Exton-directed visuals UP top...


Friday, 7 December 2012

iMusic... Django Django - Life's A Beach (Video)

Taken from the critically acclaimed and Mercury award-nominated self-titled debut album from Django Django, here's the music video for one of the stand-out songs on the record titled "Life's A Beach". Check out the Isaac Eastgate-directed visuals UP top - just in time for Christmas!


Thursday, 6 December 2012

iMusic... Roc Marciano - Deeper (Video)

From one of the Hip-Hop albums of 2012 ReloadedRoc Marciano liberates the music video for "Deeper", directed by 13th Witness. Check out the visuals UP top and purchase Reloaded right now via iTunes.


iMusic... Angel + Misha B - Ride Or Die (Video)

The B-Side to Angel's latest single "Time After Time" is this collaboration with former X-Factor contestant Misha B titled "Ride or Die". Here's the recently released music video for it which was directed by Adam Deacon and Paul Akinrinola for Parallel Pictures, check it out UP top...


iMusic... English Frank - 100 Bars Of Truth Part 3 (Video)

Let English Frank tell you the truth with the latest installment of his "100 Bars of Truth". Shot and directed by Elmino Da Great, watch the visuals UP top... 


iMusic... Mickey2Time - Timeless E.P

West London rapper Mickey2Time is closing out 2012 with the release of his brand new 5-track E.P titled Timeless which features R&B vocalist Kira, Mickey's brother and business partner Gusto and Bossy B. Listen to the E.P below...


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

iAfrica... Omawumi - Stay Alive (Video)

Omawumi drops the classy video for her single "Stay Alive" (Je Je Laye) from the stables of OMA Records and a GodFather Production. This awesome video keeps you glued from start to finish. Watch "Stay Alive" UP above... 


iMusic... Skepta - Lay Her Down (Unofficial Video)

"The Blacklisted album has such a fresh feel, that I had to make a video for this #Track10 (hopefully this can become the official video)." - Konstantin Ermakov
Skepta's new album Blacklisted is out NOW and you can get your copy HERE!


iVideo... KOF + Terri Walker - Need Somebody (Live @ ILUVLIVE)

UK R&B/Soul veteran Terri Walker joins emerging Brit Soul singer KOF on stage at the recent ILuvLive showcase at Shoreditch's XOYO for a smooth and soft rendition of their collaboration titled "Need Somebody". Check out the footage UP top...


iAfrica... Titi Lo'Kei - No Dey Lie (Fara Kan Ra) [Video]

US-based Afro-Pop artist Titi Lo'Kei finally unveils the music video for her standout 2012 single titled "No Dey Lie (Fara Kan Ra)" and it is dripping with all the hotness it can muster. Directed by Alvin Emore for Dark Mirror Films, we like this one a lot so definitely check it out UP top...


iMusic... Paigey Cakey + Lady Leshurr - Mark My Words (Video)

Shot and directed by Digi Dan and presumably off of Paigey Cakey's forthcoming mixtape The First Paige, here's a brand new video for Paigey's latest collaboration with Lady Leshurr titled "Mark My Words". Check it out UP top...


iAfrica... Moelogo - Bo Si Ta (Video)

UK-based Afrobeats/Afro-Pop singer and songwriter Moelogo unveils the brand new music video for his 2012 single titled "Bo Si Ta" for our viewing pleasure. Check it out UP top...


iMusic... Andrea - More To Me

This is brand new and heavy from the French man as he loops this piano sample into magic. Listen below to Andrea's "More To Me", apparently he got bored and made this for us, mind blown...


Monday, 3 December 2012

iMusic... Catch'em + ItsNate - Same Old G (Video)

London rappers Catch'em and ItsNate link up once again on a brand new track titled "Same Old G" which is off of Catch'em's forthcoming Rum Cream Diary project. Check out the Stay Hungry-directed visuals UP top...


iAfrica... Retta Rich - Who Be Fool

Emerging Nigerian Pop/Soul singer Retta re-emerges with a brand new single titled "Who Be Fool" and a Rich at the end of her name. Now knows as Retta Rich, the singer is re-inventing herself in the Nigerian music landscape with the name change, this new sound and a forthcoming new E.P titled Live and Alive in January. Check out "Who Be Fool" below...


iAfrica... Yemi Alade - Bamboo + Show Me

Rising Nigerian R&B star Yemi Alade comes through with two brand new singles as the year draws to a close. Produced by Fliptyce and OJB Jezreel respectively, "Bamboo" and "Show Me" show Yemi Alade's versatile style and excellent vocal dexterities among others, check the records out below...

Yemi Alade - "Show Me" (Prod. by OJB):

Yemi Alade - "Bamboo" (Prod. by Fliptyce):


iVideo... Shantéh Fuller - Say Aye (Certified UK)

Emerging London singer and songwriter Shantéh Fuller links up with Certified UK for an acoustic rendition of one of her original singles titled "Say Aye". Check it out UP top...


Saturday, 1 December 2012

iAfrica... CocoIce - It's Me (Video)

Something new from the stables of Magikal Entertainment by way of Nigerian female rapper CocoIce and her H-Code produced single titled "It's Me". Recently unveiled is the brand new music video for "It's Me" which was directed by Matt Max, check it out UP top...


iMusic... Paigey Cakey - Go Hard (Video)

Emerging UK female rapper Paigey Cakey drops off some new visuals for her "Go Hard" freestyle which is off of her forthcoming mixtape titled The First Paige due out on December 7. Featuring a cameo appearance from Lady Leshurr, check out the Nang TV-directed net video UP top...


iMusic... RoxXxan - Guerilla (Video)

British femcee RoxXxan comes through with some brand new visuals for the Smurfie Syco-produced "Guerilla" which is off of her Prepare 4 When I Land mixtape which is out now. Check out the Damian Collins-directed visuals UP top...