UK Music

UK MUSIC NEWS: LADY SOVEREIGN EXPLAINS WHY IT ALL WENT WRONG WITH DEF JAM RECORDS

Four years ago the UK’s Lady Sovereign signed a five album deal with Universal Music and was then added to the Def Jam roster under the presidency of Sean Carter aka Jay-Z.  After much hype and fanfare things soon turned pear shaped for the young emcee. The endless touring and promotional activities (WORK) began to get to old Sovereign and she went on to have a very public meltdown live on stage one night.  Then she promptly disappeared. But now she is back with a new single So Human, new album and []

UK UNSIGNED HYPE – AKS, DEBORAH JORDAN AND RASIYAH

Check out the latest installment of UK unsigned hype. This week’s artists featured are rapper AKS, singers Deborah Jordan and Rasiyah. Click here to listen to a selection of AKS’ tracks.  Click here  to listen to a selection of Deborah’s tracks. Click here to listen to a selection of Rasiyah’ s tracks. Your thoughts please…..

MUSIC: UK UNSIGNED HYPE – TAYLOR LANE, ORIE, TAWIAH AND ROX

Several days ago I called upon my UK based readers to send me music featuring real UK talent – artists who are currently working the underground circuit and who you think deserve the exposure. So far I have been very pleased with the response, so thanks to those who have sent links. Today I am posting music from singers Taylor Lane,  Orie, Tawiah and Rox. *Note: I will be posting more music from various artists in the coming days.* TAYLOR LANE Photograph: Shimmer Images Click here to listen to a []

UK MUSIC: GHETTS FT GRIMINAL – ‘DON’T PHONE ME’

UK MUSIC: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY Ghetts (formally known as ‘Ghetto’) features on this single a long side Griminal. ‘Don’t Phone Me’ makes me laugh and the sound of Ghetts voice takes some getting used to….. The production isn’t bad…..hmmmmm…. well I’ve heard worse……… I wouldn’t say this is good, and I wouldn’t say it’s bad or ugly. It’s just a funny track that I would describe as being… so so…. The 11 – 16 year old demographic will love this! Your thoughts []

UK NEWS: DIZZEE RASCAL ESCAPES CHARGES

Good news for Dizzee! Rapper Dizzee Rascal (real name Dylan Mills) has escaped charges after he was arrested for becoming embroiled in a road rage incident involving a baseball bat.   Mills was detained earlier this month after chasing another driver with the weapon following an argument in Orpington Kent, England. The 24-year-old returned to Bromley police station in Kent on Tuesday, where he admitted to being guilty of a public order offence and accepted an official caution.  Source Lord knows….it’s gangsta out there []

UK MUSIC: BASHY – ‘I SEE PEOPLE’

I’m not really feeling this. Bashy’s lyrical content here is conscious and thought provoking, but the messy production and the speeded up background vocals (soooo 2004) that you hear throughout only serve as a distraction. Bashy’s new album Bashy.com is out in stores now. Your thoughts please…….

UK MUSIC: ALESHA DIXON – ‘BREATHE SLOW’

Former Mis-Teeq group member/’Strictly Come Dancing’ winner 2007 Alesha Dixon,  has released her second single from the album ‘The Alesha Show’, and I will say that this track is a major improvemnet from the last single ‘The Boy Does Nothing’. The beat sounds familiar (I cannot place where I’ve heard it before), but ‘Breathe Slow’ is catchy and most importantly ‘radio friendly’. Alesha still doesn’t rate very highly in my books as a solo performer, and I still believe that former Mis-Teeq front woman Sabrina Washington should be the one with the []