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L.A.B – ‘Proud Man’ live at Massey Studios

  • Artist(s) L.A.B
  • Composer(s) B Kora
  • Label Loop Recording Aot(ear)oa
  • Publisher(s) Loop Publishing
  • Release Date 10th Dec 2021
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Here’s a special live version of Proud Man, taken from the new album ‘L.A.B V’, out 17 Dec 2021

Pre-order: https://ffm.to/labv

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Featuring L.A.B performing alongside:
Louisa Williamson (Saxophone)
Jack Harre (Trumpet)
Kaito Walley (Trombone)
Sam Notman (Percussion)

Produced by Loop
Executive Producer – Mikee Tucker
Producer – Dan Clist
Massey University Producer – James Coyle
Sound Engineer – Mike Gibson
Assistant Engineers – Jonas Persson, Nicole Hardie
Mixed by Lee Prebble at The Surgery Recording Studio
Mastered by Mike Gibson at Munki
Director / Camera Operator – Sarah Hunter
Director of Photography – Shyam Patel
Gaffer / Camera Operator – Ben Dickens
Camera Operator – Ethan James
First AD – Lucas Purser
DIT / First AC – Thomas Williams
Gaffer Assistant / Camera Assistant – Ben Addison-Saipe
Editor / Grade – Owen Watts at The Makers Initiative

Special thanks to Loop, Massey University, College of Creative Arts Toi Rauwhārangi, Lars Vandrey, James Manttan, Kerry Pulham and Transmit.

 

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L.A.B – ‘Mr Reggae’ live at Massey Studios

  • Artist(s) L.A.B
  • Composer(s) Billy Kaui
  • Label Loop Recording Aot(ear)oa
  • Publisher(s) Loop Publishing
  • Release Date 5th Dec 2021
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L.A.B live at Massey Studios, Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts

 

Inspired by jam sessions at their hometown beaches, the track captures the feeling of summertime in a way that L.A.B only can. The release is the first taste of the new album, L.A.B V, their fifth album in five years, L.A.B V sees the band again combining their eclectic sound into a compelling journey that moves across reggae, soul, funk & blues.

 

Following on from multiple number one singles & albums, alongside a growing list of platinum sales & awards across New Zealand & Australia, L.A.B V shows a band continuing to hone the unique sound that has gained them an ever-growing fanbase.

 

Stream / Download ‘Mr Reggae’ here: https://ffm.to/mrreggae
Pre order ‘L.A.B V’ (out Dec 17): https://ffm.to/mrreggae

 

Produced by Loop
Executive Producer – Mikee Tucker
Producer – Dan Clist
Massey University Producer – James Coyle
Sound Engineer – Mike Gibson
Assistant Engineers – Jonas Persson, Nicole Hardie
Mixed by Lee Prebble at The Surgery Recording Studio
Mastered by Mike Gibson at Munki
Director / Camera Operator – Sarah Hunter
Director of Photography – Shyam Patel
Gaffer / Camera Operator – Ben Dickens
Camera Operator – Ethan James
First AD – Lucas Purser
DIT / First AC – Thomas Williams
Gaffer Assistant / Camera Assistant – Ben Addison-Saipe
Editor / Grade – Owen Watts at The Makers Initiative

L.A.B. are:
Brad Kora (drums, backing vocals)
Stu Kora (keyboards, guitar, backing vocals)
Joel Shadbolt (vocals, lead guitar)
Ara Adams-Tamatea (bass)
Miharo Gregory (keys, backing vocals)

 

Special thanks to Loop, Massey University, College of Creative Arts Toi Rauwhārangi, Lars Vandrey, James Manttan, Kerry Pulham and Transmit.

 

Mr Reggae written by Billy Kaui.
Published by American Pride Publishing.
Out on Loop Recordings Aot(ear)oa.
Copyright 2021 Loop Media NZ Limited
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Aleighcia Scott – Cry

  • Artist(s) Aleighcia Scott
  • Composer(s) Peter “Kongz” Samaru
  • Label Aleighcia Scott
  • Publisher(s) Unpublished
  • Release Date 26th Nov 2021
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Following on from the success of their original team up single ‘I Want You’, it was only natural that Aleighcia Scott and producer Kongz would collaborate once again. The new single, ‘Cry’ is another scorcher born from the unique UK-Jamaican combination of the creators with an infectious groove, smooth horns and the undisputed power of Aleighcia’s voice.

The single charted at number 1 on the UK Apple Reggae Singles chart on release day and has been supported by Craig Charles on BBC 6music, David Rogigan and Seani B at BBC 1xtra and is currently entering it’s 3rd week of playlisting on BBC Radio Wales where Aleighcia Scott has secured a Christmas night show of her own!

Kongz is band leader of Protoje’s Indiggnation band and one of the toughest producers emerging out of Jamaica.  His credits include production for Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid,  Agent Sasco, Pressure Busspipe, Lila Ike and Sevana.

Buy/Stream the latest track here: https://ffm.to/crys

Follow Aleighcia here: https://ffm.bio/nkdonl7

 

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Macka B – Free Your Mind

  • Artist(s) Macka B
  • Composer(s) C. McFarlane / Joe Higgs
  • Label Chinelo Records
  • Publisher(s) Jack Russell
  • Release Date 19th Nov 2021
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The brand new video for “Free Your Mind” is live on Macka B‘s YouTube channel.

Directed by Akil Designs, the video encourages us to incorporate the Freedom of Nature into our mindset.

As always with Macka B, it is a crucial message at a crucial time.

UK Reggae legend Macka B released his single “Free your Mind” on 5 November 2021an acoustic remake of the Joe Higgs classic “Let Us Do Something/Journey To Freedom”.  Joe Higgs is credited as the man who taught Bob Marley and the Wailers to sing.

Free your mind is a beautiful acoustic reggae track featuring Ciyo Brown one of the UK’s finest guitarists. The melodic and harmonious nature of the track reflects Ciyo’s many musical influences.

Macka B is renowned for his positive, uplifting lyrics and “Free your Mind” is no exception. In his unique poetic style, he effortlessly glides across the track with a heart rendering plea encouraging the listener to look within, free your mind and take the shackles and chains from your brains.  The haunting chorus of freedom perfectly complements the acoustic vibes with harmonies courtesy of Peter Spence and Noel Browne.

“Free your Mind” comes at a perfect time when people are searching for answers to what is going on in the world today.

A must for your collection; music with a message.

Link to Listen and share:  https://ditto.fm/free-your-mind-macka-b_6ee6db1e73

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YBSA (Your Beauty Stands Alone) – iLEVEL

  • Artist(s) iLEVEL
  • Composer(s) Sam Jones & Joe Dworniak
  • Label Riverfish Records LTD
  • Publisher(s) Riverfish Publishing LTD
  • Release Date 15th Jul 2021
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YBSA (Your Beauty Stands Alone) is an alternative R&B song about love and beauty. The distinctive, richly textured, velvet voice of Sam Jones, glides effortlessly between the characteristic groove of Joe Dworniak’s bass line and production creating an unmistakable iLEVEL sound!

Originally sitting on the edge of the BritFunk era and underground scene, iLEVEL released 2 albums via Virgin Records. ‘Give Me’ & ‘Minefield’ reached no.5 & no.11 in the Billboard R&B and Club charts under license to EPIC.

Their sound fuses their diverse musical interests, influenced by their love for funk, soul, jazz, reggae, hip-hop and pop.

The video was shot in London as the UK lockdown started to lift and celebrates the beauty of love and friendship with a cast made up of family & friends.

“What a tune … it’s so good to hear these guys back together again and making music. It’s a beauty! Wow! …that voice, that beautiful voice of Sam” Gary Crowley BBC Radio London

This Alternative R&B catchy tune is sure to lift us all out of our lockdown blues and get our summer groove on the dance floor!

“I think it’s a grower, I’ll be playing on the show” Femi Fem Mi-Soul Radio

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Conversations Episode Three: Label Specialists

  • Publisher(s) Key Production
  • Release Date 5th Jul 2021
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Not only is Key Production the place to go to manufacture records, it is also home to numerous people who run their own label! They have even used Key to press their releases! This episode sees three Key employees talk about their labels and how they came to use Key to press them.

#BossTuneage #FortunaPop! #HouseholdNameRecords

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‘It’s Happened Before’ by Joe Dworniak (Producer, Composer & Songwriter)

  • Artist(s) Joe Dworniak
  • Composer(s) Joe Dworniak
  • Label Riverfish Records LTD
  • Publisher(s) Riverfish Publishing LTD
  • Release Date 25th Jun 2021
  • Director Fernando de France
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It’s Happened Before is the first release from ‘ANAPHORA’, a new solo album project from Joe Dworniak … producer, composer & songwriter.

Joe’s soundscapes are richly emotive and create multi-layered atmospheres, evoking both expectation and calm, this composition asks us to remain grounded.

Working once again with Fernando de France, longterm friend and collaborator, this short form mini-film highlights their respect for each others work and allowed for a wordless and instinctive process.  It has been the foundation of their relationship built up over many years.

Joe Says “I have always admired Fernando’s ability to capture powerful messages wrapped in gentle beauty”

Filmed in Almería, as the Spanish lockdown eased, ‘It’s Happened Before’ was shot on 16mm, Super 8mm & Video HD.

The geranium flower is associated with the unexpected and our spiritual life and in this story it symbolises resilience, strength and beauty representing a sense of belonging that goes beyond time and space.

“It is only about love, it has happened before and will happen again” Fernando de France

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Conversations Episode Two: The Reasons Why

  • Publisher(s) Key Production
  • Release Date 23rd Jun 2021
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Our staff mean everything to us! It speaks volumes when some of our team have worked here for 10, 15, 20, and 25+ years! In this episode, we talk to current Key staff members about the reasons why they chose to work at Key, and why they love working here!
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#EpisodeTwo #KeyTurns30 #Key30Years #OurStaff #KeyProduction

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Conversations Episode One: The Parties

  • Publisher(s) Key Production
  • Release Date 17th Jun 2021
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To celebrate Key Production’s 30th anniversary, we have created a series of six episodes that feature conversations had by our staff both past and present about all things Key!

This is the first first of six episodes of our conversations series! In this episode, we’re taking a trip back to the 1990s and our formative years as a company. Our team reminisces about some of the many wild parties and nights out that took place and how much, or little, they can remember of them! #KEY30YEARS #KEYTURNS30

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Breaking Bad

  • Artist(s) 26ixSnoopy
  • Label IBA Records
  • Publisher(s) IBA Records
  • Release Date 16th Jun 2021
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Second single release from 26ixSnoopy.

Breaking Bad has been played on Kiss 100 and Reprezent Radio.

The music video is out now on Pressplay  via YouTube.

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Sinners

  • Artist(s) 26ixSnoopy
  • Composer(s) 26ixSnoopy, 3lackondabeat
  • Label IBA Records
  • Publisher(s) IBA Records
  • Release Date 27th Mar 2021
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First single release from 26ixSnoopy.

Sinners has been played on Kiss 100, Reprezent Radio, Westside Radio and The Beat Radio.

The music video is out now on GRM Daily via YouTube.

 

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Vic Santoro – Outcome

  • Artist(s) Vic Santoro
  • Composer(s) Vic Santoro, A-Class
  • Label Big Indie Records
  • Publisher(s) Big Indie Ltd
  • Release Date 24th Feb 2021
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From the first part of Vic Santoro’s Glory Days mixtape trilogy

Featured on Spotify’s Rap UK, Conscious, New Music Friday, Just Dropped and Free Form

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“I Can’t Wait” in Young Rock

  • Artist(s) Nu Shooz
  • Composer(s) John Smith
  • Publisher(s) Nu Shooz Orchestra LLC, Songs of Mojo, LLC
  • Release Date 23rd Feb 2021
  • Director Daina Reid
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Episode 2 of Young Rock on NBC titled “On the Road Again” featured Nu Shooz’s “I Can’t Wait!” The episode is streaming now on Peacock TV and Hulu. The scene is about 15 minutes in – “Dwayne walks into the cafeteria, looking for Fine Ass Karen to ask her on a date; he has a short conversation with the principal, again, about how he is not a narc, then proceeds to Karen’s table”

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Tears on my Window

  • Artist(s) Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn (featuring Eleni Drake)
  • Composer(s) Harvey Gunn-Humphryes
  • Label Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn
  • Publisher(s) Copyright Control, Ninja Tune
  • Release Date 12th Feb 2021
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Rap and production duo Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn kicked off 2021 with new single ‘Tears On My Window’. ‘Tears on my Window’ is the 2nd single ahead of the release of their forthcoming mixtape ‘Handle With Care’ (out 19thMarch). The project spans eight new tracks, with features from Ocean WisdomKofi StoneEleni Drake and Kam.

The duo’s vibey tracks and strong organic fanbase has helped them gain over 51 million catalogue streams to date.

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Chasing After You – Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris

  • Artist(s) Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris
  • Composer(s) Brinley Addington, Jerry Flowers
  • Publisher(s) Addingtone Music, Songs of Mojo One
  • Release Date 12th Feb 2021
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Remember

  • Artist(s) Jake Isaac (featuring Samm Henshaw & Mumu Fresh)
  • Composer(s) Maimouna Youssef, Jake Isaac
  • Label AntiFragile Music
  • Publisher(s) AntiFragile Music
  • Release Date 8th Jan 2021
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Jake has amassed over 100m streams across his catalogue.

His album ‘Honesty’ is out 5th March, supported by his live broadcast concert on the 19th March.

Jake ended 2020 performing on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show and releasing the stunning singles ‘Eyes For You’ and ‘ Good’.

After being playlisted in several New Music Fridays, ‘Remember’ continues to receive strong playlisting support across DSPs.

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Let Them Talk

  • Artist(s) Dyo (featuring Simi)
  • Composer(s) Dayo Olatunji, Simisola Ogunleye, Orkhan Orujov
  • Label Dyo Limited t/a Dyologue
  • Publisher(s) Copyright Control, Imhotep Publishing (Sony/ATV)
  • Release Date 4th Dec 2020
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‘Let Them Talk’ is British-Nigerian songstress Dyo’s first single since her debut EP ‘Dyologue’ which dropped in early 2020 and features Nigerian superstar Simi. As a multi-platinum selling songwriter Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji has been nominated for an Ivor Novello award and collaborated with a broad range of internationally renowned names including SZA, Maroon 5, Fifth Harmony and Jacob Banks. Dyo has a big 2021 planned with some great collaborations to bolster her previous collaborations with Mr Eazi, Adekunle Gold, Jae5 and many more.

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Gole Be Khar (neOnderthal Remix)

  • Artist(s) Elaha Soroor, Kefaya, Neonderthal
  • Composer(s) Al MacSween, Giuliano Modarelli
  • Label Bella Union
  • Publisher(s) Bucks Music Group
  • Release Date 19th Aug 2020
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Thank You Baked Potato

  • Artist(s) Matt Lucas
  • Composer(s) Matt Lucas
  • Label Loudmouth Music Ltd
  • Publisher(s) Bucks Music Group Ltd
  • Release Date 3rd Apr 2020
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Matt’s ‘Thank You Baked Potato’ single which was released at the beginning of the pandemic, helped to raise over £1.2 million for Feed NHS. The single gained a wide spread of media coverage, featuring in The Sun, Metro, Daily Star and i Newspaper.

Matt went on to release a series of ‘Thank You Baked Potato’ duets with stars including Rick AstleyBrian MayCourtney Act and the cast of Coronation Street.

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Outtallectuals – Almanac Lullabies

  • Artist(s) Various Artists
  • Composer(s) Various Artists
  • Label Outtallectuals
  • Publisher(s) Various Artists
  • Release Date 21st Mar 2019
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Presenting the latest Outtallectuals compilation, ‘Almanac Lullabies’, featuring a collection of compositions by the label’s international roster. Pertaining to the label’s distinct global flavour and taking influence from the cultures of the Near East and Asia, the album is a largely collaborative effort which utilises 18 of the label’s beatmakers and multi-instrumentalists to merge cross-genre electronic and traditional music in their own innovative rights.
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Who Could You Be?

  • Artist(s) Halfnoise
  • Label LAB Records
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Dumbo

  • Artist(s) Blue Americans
  • Composer(s) Daniel Ball, Kristoffer Hedley Platt
  • Label LAB Records
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Delmer’s “Boom Shake” in Shameless

  • Artist(s) Delmer
  • Composer(s) Neil Medley, Andrew Petroff, Aaron Raitiere
  • Publisher(s) Songs of Mojo, LLC
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Episode 5 of Shameless season 11 features Delmer’s “Boom Shake” that was co-written by our own Neil Medley. The scene is “Frank finds a box of poop from his neighbor Terry. Frank then spots a dead dear.”

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One Day At A Time

  • Artist(s) Gizmo Varillas
  • Composer(s) Guillermo Varillas Kortabarria
  • Label Musica Records
  • Publisher(s) Bucks Music Group