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May 10, 2021 DJ Blinkie & House Gospel Choir team up on uplifting vocal house music song

DJ Blinkie & House Gospel Choir team up on uplifting vocal house music song

Image credit: Alina Raducea

A powerful collaboration, ‘Stronger’ displays a moving, spoken word vocals combined with the soulful sounds of HGC and a majestic house production that grows in intensity and atmosphere across the track’s three-and-a-half minutes.Stronger’ is the result of Blinkie feeling present, feeling stable, feeling strong and being in a good place after months of struggling with his mental health during the suffocating lockdown that has characterised the last year or so.

Speaking on the release, Blinkie explains, “after going through a dark and intense period of my life, I wanted to create something uplifting for myself and others that are or have experienced similar circumstances to what I have. I feel privileged, being able to create something so beautiful in hindsight has brought a deeper level of comfort because a blessing has come out of some hard lessons.”

He continues, “my hope is that the song represents hope and serves as a guiding light through darkness for those who need it. I always try to make sure that my music has a positive uplifting message, so collaborating with House Gospel Choir just made too much sense, we have similar values and they have incredible voices. Everything feels like the right fit and feel for the sound and message I was trying to convey”

With tens of millions of streams across his back catalogue and an array of radio support from the likes of Nick Grimshaw, Scott Mills, MistaJam, Reece Parkinson, Jordan North and DJTarget across BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, Blinkie has firmly established himself as a leading light of UK music. His last single ‘What You Want’ was playlisted across Kiss Dance and Capital Dance after being crowned as Mistajam’s Future Anthem on BBC Radio 1.

Having recently remixed a track from Craig David and KSI, Blinkie also produced 2 Top 40 singles for Manchester rap star Bugzy Malone, including the artist’s highest-charting single. He has also worked with the likes of Lana Del Rey, Giggs and Wretch 32, having additionally remixed AnneMarie, Major Lazer, Sigala and more. Not stopping there, the London talent also runs his own record label PXL Records. Stretching beyond music, Blinkie runs the men’s clothing line Profit X Loss, which has been sported by big names on both sides of the Atlantic: 50 Cent, Yo Gotti, Young MA, and Ghetts.

Bringing together a group of outstanding singers, songwriters, DJ’s and music makers, House Gospel Choir’s live sets create a fusion of the biggest house and gospel tunes that make every performance an unforgettable experience. They burst onto the scene with ‘Salvation’, a debut single that was crowned BBC Radio 1’s ‘Hottest Record’ by Annie Mac, peaking at #1 in the Music Week Cool Cuts Chart and #5 in the Billboard Dance Club Chart. They also released their acclaimed debut album RE//CHOIRED last year.

A genuinely moving collaborative single, ‘Stronger’ brings out the best of Blinkie and House Gospel Choir.

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August 28, 2020 House music duo Gioli & Assia announce new EP Moon Faces

House music duo Gioli & Assia announce new EP Moon Faces

Duo Giolì & Assia have released their new track ‘For You‘, the first single off their highly anticipated upcoming EP, MOON FACES, to be released on Ultra Records. ‘For You‘ showcases a high octane explosion with elements of techno and indie-pop energy that solidifies their status as pioneers in the live indie-electronic space.

This track follows the success of their latest singles ‘Habibi‘ and ‘Darling‘, which have seen over a million streams to date and drops more hints towards their forthcoming EP in this next exciting era of their career as producers, multi-instrumentalists, singers, songwriters, and performers.

“This record has elements of our sound that our fans love, but this time we wanted to slow it down and focus on the lyrics. It’s a love song, but at the same time it’s intense and decisive. When the pitch of the vocals change, it suggests a move to strength, as the love can be gentle but also protective and passionate. We realize there is a lot going on in the world, and we hope that our music can help bring some positivity into it.” 

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Sam Bird & Papa Zeus releases new song ‘Run To You’

Former Love Island contestant Sam Bird has linked up with UK artist Papa Zeus to release ‘Run To You’, out 14th February.

Reworking Bryan Adams’ iconic 80s hit of the same name, ‘Run To You’ is a high-energy, feelgood jam that will fill dancefloors. It follows on from Sam’s 2019 DJ tour and official remixes for Example and Madism.

To coincide with the release of the track, fitness fanatic Sam is launching the ‘Run To You: Fitness Challenge’, using his influencer network to invite fans to go from the couch to 5KM. In the final week, all entrants will meet at Clapham Common alongside Sam and fellow ex-Love Islander Adam Collard to take part in the run.

Shifting his gaze towards the music world, Sam has since toured and played out across the UK, Mallorca, Ibiza, Bulgaria and the Greek Islands in support of hit-maker Joel Corry. Sam’s own Spotify playlist has also received social support from Grammy-nominated superstars Camelphat. As energetic as ever, the Norwich-born stud has just signed to Tik:Tok as an official influencer and starred in MTV’s Ex on the Beach: Peak of Love show in the US.

Blending mainstream accessibility with timeless songwriting style and soaring soulful vocals, Papa Zeus burst onto the scene with debut single ‘About You’, a feelgood, CeCe Peniston-sampling hit that many dubbed as the sound of the summer. The track received support from BBC Radio 1 mainstay Scott Mills and Mistajam on his ‘Dance Anthems’ show, going on to generate over 12 million global streams.

‘Run To You’ is a feelgood, fitness-focused dancefloor workout destined to become one of the sounds of 2020.

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DJ Chillz released a new song ‘Winning’ ft Miss Locker

London-based DJ/producer, ​DJ Chillz has unveiled her latest single in the form of ‘Winning’​, featuring the sultry vocals of East London singer, ​Miss Locker.

With her signature blend of House, RnB, and Afrobeats, ​‘Winning’ ​delivers pure soul. Combining percussion and bouncy drum beats with ​Miss Locker’s ​dulcet tones, this next offering to come from ​Chillz is yet another addition to a ​burgeoning catalogue of prime productions.

The founder of ​Riddim Nights London and the syndicated ​Eclectic Sounds Radio Show​, ​DJ Chillz has been a force within the music industry for a while now. Known for her skills behind the decks, eclectic live sets and her effortless ability to combine the rhythm of Afrobeats with RnB and House, ​Chillz has stepped into the spotlight as a talented producer – she sounds regularly appearing across the airwaves of ​BBC 1Xtra and ​Capital Xtra.

‘Winning’ ​marks an exciting new chapter for ​Chillz as she steadily climbs up the ranks of rising female talent making their mark on the industry.

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