A quick look at the new tracks added to my playlist this week.
Will I Am ft Cody Wise – Birthday
Having spawned 4 Top 5 singles already Will I Am plucks his next single from his successful #willpower album. Birthday, to be released in July, features American artist Cody Wise. It’s a mellow chunk of R&B which features a sample from “Urvashi”, a Tamil song composed by A R Rahman, more famous for the PussyCat Dolls tune Jai Ho from Slum Dog Millionnaire.
The award winning Black Eyed Peas front man and Voice UK coach is guaranteed to secure another chart hit with his latest offering.
Moelogo ft Giggs – The Baddest
UK artist Moelogo teams up with UK stalwart Giggs for this release, due out on 1st June. Giggs’ Caribbean connections show through on this track championing the UK music scene and the continued emergence of previously underground artists and styles into the UK mainstream.
There’s also a remix by Trap which adds a slightly dancier beat to the track.
Mapei – Don’t Wait
Mapei, full name Jacqueline Mapei Cumming, is an American artist who made her name in America with the track Don’t Wait, released in 2013 becoming an almost instant viral success. Finally the UK gets a chance to hear the track as well. The UK version is produced and remix by the late Frankie Knuckles his strong music style perfectly complements her vocal talents. Look out also for a version featuring Chance the Rapper, better known for his contribution to Justin Bieber’s Confident although this version doesn’t benefit from the golden touch of the legendary Frankie Knuckles.
Release date is June 23rd.
Lorde – Team
On first listen to this from the Pure Heroin album I wasn’t impressed but today I’ve heard the DJ Mike D remix and it brings this otherwise plain track to life. I’ve had some great remixes and mash ups from DJ Mike D before and this time he has turned around a song I probably wouldn’t have played into a song I will look forward to playing.
No release date set for this remix as yet.
Cartier Lee – See Me Away
Cartier Lee is an Australian artist who released this track at the end of the last month. Remixed by many you can’t get away from the obvious comparision to the late 80s – mid 90s pop sound of the tune.