MRJ drops his debut release “Water” produced with Jessie J and Rizzle Kicks hitmakers

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MRJ a.k.a Matthew Russell Jones is a pop Singer/Songwriter originally from Lincoln and based in Camden, London, UK. He launched his career performing across the globe and in London, but with his pulse always on the pop music scene.

MRJ writes songs in the pop genre ranging from electric to acoustic. He says ” I like many different types of music so experiment with different styles within pop. Some people say its a fight between acoustic & electronic but I embrace both, I love music, particularly pop and all my music comes from a place of how I’m feeling at the time”.

MRJ has collaborated with many different producers and songwriters from London to L.A to procure his sound. This includes Michael Stockwell ( Jools Holland ) and Sky Adams ( Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks ) at ‘Phrased Differently’ London ( Little Mix, Craig David, Jessie J, Miley Cyrus) who all came together to create the brand new single ‘Water’ with MRJ .

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MRJ has also worked with songwriter/producer Lenn Arun (Skunk Anansie ), Lyricist ‘Marvee Woods’ and Singer/Songwriter Effie and has received praise from Perez Hilton who is a fan of his work.

While in LA in 2015 MRJ hooked up with ‘Templebase Studios’ run by Guy Baruch working with Producer/Songwriter and Artist ‘Scotty Grand’. MRJ has also performed live with various guitarists such as ‘Stuart King’ drummer and pianist ‘Tom Oakley’ and the house band at open mic night ‘Sessions 58’.

The debut single from MRJ is entitled “Water” and will be released on 25 November 2016 on MRJ Records followed in 2017 by an E.P. 

Online:

www.mrjmusic.co.uk

www.Twitter.com/mrjmusicuk

www.facebook.com/mrjmusicuk

www.instagram.com/mrjmusicuk

Vevo: http://www.vevo.com/artist/mrjmusic

www.soundcloud.com/mrjmusicuk

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Three new David Bowie songs recorded during the ‘Blackstar’ sessions and his final track ‘Killing A Little Time’

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Three new David Bowie songs recorded during the ‘Blackstar’ sessions but held back for the Lazarus stage show debuted this week with the final track ‘Killing A Little Time’ available today.
First plays of ‘When I Met You’ and ‘No Plan’ also from Lazarus debuted on the BBC yesterday. They are the last of the unheard Bowie tracks and feature on the Lazarus Cast Album.

Killing A Little Time’ will only be available on the below link today.

 

Lazarus’ the cast recording will be available this Friday 20 October 2016.

David Bowie Lazarus track list

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Disc 1

Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) – Ricky Nelson
Lazarus – Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
It’s No Game – Michael C. Hall, Lynn Craig & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
This Is Not America – Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
The Man Who Sold The World – Charlie Pollack
No Plan – Sophia Anne Caruso
Love Is Lost – Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
Changes – Cristin Milioti & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
Where Are We Now – Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
Absolute Beginners – Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, Krystina Alabado & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
Dirty Boys – Michael Esper
Killing A Little Time – Michael C. Hall
Life On Mars – Sophia Anne Caruso
All The Young Dudes – Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
Sound And Vision – David Bowie
Always Crashing in the Same Car – Cristin Militia
Valentine’s Day – Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
When I Met You – Michael C. Hall & Krystina Alabama
Heroes – Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus

Disc 2

Lazarus – David Bowie
No Plan – David Bowie
Killing A Little Time – David Bowie
When I Met You – David Bowie

Lorenza – “Peace of Mind”

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Heart-stopping synths, energy laden rock and full-blown chart pop combine in Lorenza’s signature sound.

This British three-piece combines layers of instruments and vocals with relatable lyrics, creating epic stadium-sized sounds.

Drawing musical influences from the likes of Bastille, The Weeknd and twenty one pilots, this relentlessly innovative trio shines bright in an ocean of unsigned acts.

Academy of Contemporary Music alumni  the band wrote, recorded and produced their debut EP to be released on their own label in September 2016.

Lorenza consists of: Jordan Cosmo (vox & keys) Gio Fraser (guitar) and Jack Robinson on drums.

The epic new single ” Peace of Mind” is taken off the new E.P “Peace of Mind” recorded at AIR and Metropolis studios and now available worldwide on iTunes and all good online retailers.

Online:

facebook.com/LorenzaBand

twitter.com/_LorenzaMusic

instagram.com/LorenzaMusic

http://lorenzamusic.com

Lifesize bronze statue of Lemmy on Sunset strip

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The true spirit of Motorhead always burnt bright whist they were on tour, taking audiences by storm with a live show hewn from the very fabric of rock n roll. In fact, after four decades of full throtle activity, Motorhead were still playing sold-out gigs around the globe.
Its only nine months since Lemmy’s passing with tributes and honours still flooding in but none more so than Lemmy’s adopted hometown of Los Angeles.

Inside the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip, they unveiled a lifesize bronze statue of Lemmy, paid for by fans. It can be seen in all its glory in the bar where Lemmy used while away the hours on his favourite slot machines.
An avid fan of the one-armed bandit he would passionately be seen pulling the lever, again and again, whiskey and coke in one hand, cigarette in the other.

Rumour has it that back in the day he got his name as he was constantly demanding of his friends ‘Lemme have a fiver” to continue playing. In celebration to the rock legend spinandwin.com are offering 100 free spins on their new Motorhead video game.
If you can make it to the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip they have now remodelled their outside bar calling it Lemmy’s Lounge. If not charge the whiskey glass and raise a toast to one of the greatest rock n rollers ever.
The Hollywood Vampires dedicated the Motorhead song, Ace Of Spades, to Lemmy at the Grammy Awards and continue to play the song on tour in tribute to their friend.

The best way to remember Lemmy is in the vast catalogue of music he left behind. A new Motorhead live DVD/CD/Vinyl, Clean Your Clock, also came out in June, recorded at Lemmy’s last show only a month before he died. A fitting tribute to a rock God.

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Snoop Dogg’s lawsuit with a drinks company over an endorsement deal has been settled.

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Snoop Dogg’s lawsuit with a drinks company over an endorsement deal has been settled.

The Drop It Like It’s Hot rapper, 44, filed a complaint in the Los Angeles Superior Court in June last year (15) claiming executives at the Pabst Brewing Company breached the terms of a 2011 deal which saw him become the face of Blast by Colt 45 alcoholic energy drink.

The company was sold in 2014, and Snoop, real name Calvin Broadus, Jr., claims his endorsement agreement entitled him to 10 percent of the value of the sale, meaning he is owed $70 million (£53.5 million).

Lawyers for Pabst argue the $700 million (£535 million) sale merely transferred control of the brand, not ownership of the company.

And now, three weeks before the trial was set to start, both parties have reached an agreement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Snoop’s attorney Alex Weingarten sent the publication a brief statement on Friday (07Oct16), that said, “We are pleased that the parties were able to reach agreement and resolve this matter amicably.”

The exact details of the deal have not been released and Richard Kendall, lawyer for the popular brewing company, has not yet commented on the settlement.

The settlement comes weeks after a California judge declined lawyers for Pabst’s request for a summary judgement, which halts legal proceedings when the outcome of a case is ruled not to be in doubt.

Judge Malcolm H. Mackey ruled in August (16) the conflicting allegations presented by both parties prevented him from accepting the summary judgement application.

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UK Outfit Mon Fre unleash new single “Shadows” feat Joell Fender

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‘Mon Frere’ are the U.K. based electro pop producers based in Brighton.  Mon Frere consists of brothers Paul and Matt Lennox. 

Paul is the songwriter and producer  Matt provides the lyrics and the brothers source talented young vocalists to complete the line up. 

Mon Frere have worked with some of the most talented up and coming singers in the business  like Joell Fender who has worked with the likes of Kwabs  Sigala and Wilkinson and Kate Wild who is a lead vocalist on many recent EDM records across the globe. 

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After the release of their debut album ‘Urban Glow’ in the summer of 2015  the two brothers who form Mon Frere have been working hard to develop their sound and create a unique identity.  Drawing from influences such as The Cinematic Orchestra  Massive Attack and Naughty Boy  the brothers are set on fusing modern electro pop production  with the musical depth of the aforementioned artists to create a refreshing new sound for the masses.  

With the pending release of a brand new E.P. in early 2017  Mon Frere will be hitting the road in the summer. 

Their latest single “Shadows”  ft. Joell Fender will be released worldwide on 2 December 2016.

Check out the Mon Frere online at www.monfrere.co.uk

Kuizz “Younger”

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Kuizz Shah is a Singer-Songwriter & Producer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Kuizz has worked with multiple award winning artists such as Juno Award Winner Mia Martina,  Danny Fernandes & Kristinia Debarge.

Kuizz’s writing career has been recognised in both Canada and Japan  achieving chart success in the past couple of years.  He started writing and producing at the age of 19 and worked with Los Angeles based label Kurado Publishing for 4 years.

The latest release “Till The End” E.P consists of six freshly produced tracks including the new single ” Younger”.

The tracks resonate the ambience of soulful vocals and beats in an urban setting. The combination of these richly-textured songs which Kuizz wrote , mixed and produced in his home studio and then collaborated with co-producer Daniel Matthias Ortmann on, make it a fiercely independent project with surprising mass appeal.

Kuizz’s sources of inspiration to write songs are mainly derived from movies, be it a chick flick or a straight up action movie. Check out his music and decide if you’ll be with him “Till The End”.

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