He’s been dubbed ‘the golden voice of Africa’ by 16-time Grammy Award-winning Humberto Gatica (Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion) and now Nigerian sensation Timi Dakolo releases his debut UK album ‘Merry Christmas, Darling’ November 22nd on Hafe Music/Virgin EMI. The stunning title track, featuring Emeli Sandé, is released today – stream and download here.
As the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches on the 9th November, VIRTUALLY HISTORY utilises the latest technology and research to bring the past to life – bringing those that found ingenious (and claustrophobic) ways to cross the East/West Berlin divide into brilliantly sharp focus.
Rufus Wainwright made waves in the industry last week when he debuted his latest single ‘Trouble in Paradise’, which Rolling Stone hailed as a “clever new pop romp”. Today, Rufus shares his music video for the track, in which he morphs into a new personality, inspired by Anna Wintour, the legendary mainstay Editor-in-Chief of Vogue.
Washington DCs Bencoolen premiered their latest single, ‘Give It Up’, in Vents Magazine. The follow up to their cover of Tom Misch’s song, ‘Beautiful Escape’, which was released in September, the new track also features a video shot in-studio, and the clip starts with black and white shots before transitioning into full colour, as the band establish the pace of the song.
Over recent years, K-pop has had an increasingly influential role in the music industry, even in western markets. Reflecting the open internet culture, music from South Korea has cracked the U.S. and European markets in a way it never could before. It also seems K-pop is having a wider impact on the music industry as a whole by helping to revive physical music formats.
Now signed to Slip-N-Slide Records, Miami’s Teenear has been honing her craft since the age of 3, when she started participating in pageants, talent shows, and singing in Church. She started uploading covers to YouTube at the age of 15, and she released her debut single, ‘Friday Night’, featuring rapper Sage The Gemini, in 2015. She’s kept up the rhythm with more singles since then, and with trailblazers like Mariah Carey, Brandy, Aaliyah, and Beyoncé as influences, there’s no doubt this star is shooting for the moon.