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Fly Music: Jermaine Riley Drops New Mixtape “Midas Touch”

The latter part of 2017 saw Jermaine Riley hit the Internet with three banging refixes (the Jay Z inspired “Family”, the well-received, Wretch 32 co-signed “Let Me Go” and “For Me”, a stand out rendition of the Krept & Konan single, complete with a simple yet cinematic visual). Within two weeks, the singer/songwriter penned seven more songs that would ultimately make up his 6th solo project, aptly entitled Midas Touch, by virtue of his reputation for not remixing, but successfully refixing whichever popular instrumental he touches, making it his own with a brand new song. The mixtape and its campaign is yet another example of the artistic self-sufficiency his fans have become accustomed to, with him writing and arranging all the songs as well as designing all the artwork and promotional material.

Since being 1/3 of UK R&B supergroup Fun*dmental ’03 and the release of his first solo mixtape back in 2008, the growth can be heard both vocally and lyrically as Riley approaches the subjects of sex under the influence (“Move On”), having the willpower not to cheat (“The Reason”), and being openly frank about his sexuality for the first time ever on a record (“Thick Girls & Hot Boys”). The bedding for 8 of these well-written and catchy R&B gems is the recognizable instrumentals of artists such as Omarion, Dej Loaf and Jeremih, sandwiched between two fully original tracks, both courtesy of multi-platinum and Grammy-winning producer Swiff D (Chris Brown, Bryson Tiller, ScHoolboy Q), at the start and end of the mixtape. “Blue Peter”, which kicks off the barrage of infectious R&B bangers, sets the
tone of “real R&B” perfectly and features his 3-year-old nephew, singing along with Riley in the intro. The project culminates with the head-bopping “Busy Enough”, a song within which Riley complains about his obligation to make time for someone new, based on an irresistible attraction.

“At first, Midas Touch was just supposed to be a quick “Hi, remember me?” before I release the official album this year. You know, something to tide my supporters over, but their reaction to the singles I’ve put out and the snippets I posted on my Instagram have made me realize this project is a bigger deal for them and my catalog. It’s been two years since my last project and it’s definitely a great set up for the album, which is another batch on honest R&B music and I think it shows how I’ve evolved over the past couple years. I’m so excited!”

The melodic 10-track set, with its clever writing, lush harmonies, and Riley’s signature R&B licks is sure to please his core fans and reinforce the fact that UK’s unequivocal R&B Superman remains a trail-blazing creative and his pen is a force to be reckoned with.

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New Music Feature: Jermaine Riley Takes On Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Album with “Family”

After a two-year break from solo releases, the UK’s indisputable Superman of R&B — Jermaine Riley returns with the catchy, 808-rich banger “Family”. The track samples Jay Z’s “Family Feud” and was produced by Birmingham’s own Gifted, who also has a couple cuts on Riley’s forthcoming sophomore album, following 2012’s critically acclaimed Hello Earth. Candidly touching upon the subject of marriage and building a family with the one he loves, Riley flows over the beat with his renowned approach, complete with quick vocals riffs, lush harmonies and a rap-like delivery in the verses. Unbeknownst to him, however, upon recording the song, he had no idea he was writing an anthem for those who want to take their relationships to that next level.

“All the girls I played it to were like ‘Awww… oh my gosh, that’s so cute!’ — which I didn’t expect, to be honest. As songwriters, trying to please everyone and keep our audience engaged, sometimes we dive into the creative process with the intentions of ‘I know this will get them on my side’, and I didn’t do that at all with this song. I just wanted to flip the “Family Feud” thing and just have a song everyone could sing and dance along to. But the feedback has let me know that the topic is way more relatable than I thought. I just wrote the first thing that came to me.”

Riley continues to live up to his superhero namesake by writing, arranging, engineering and designing the artwork for all his songs, and “Family” is no exception. The somewhat adorable cover art incorporates the digitally illustrated head of the first-born child of Jay-Z and Beyoncé: Blue Ivy Carter, a clear symbolic reference to the start of the celebrity couple’s family. Fans of the former 1/3 of Fun*dmental will be pleased to know that he has every intention of giving them more of what they’re used to when it comes to the visuals for this song and those on his new solo album, slated for 2018.

“I want to challenge myself, push for excellence and give my fans something they’re definitely not going to find from another UK artist. There’s no one here giving kids what MJ and Usher gave to me. That showmanship. I’m always going to try and pass that down and be that all-round entertainer.”

If “Family” is anything to go by, Riley’s new album will be filled with well-written, memorable numbers that showcase a more human side to the ever-creative R&B Superman. What’s safe to say is: Jermaine Riley is back!

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Dora Martin Shows Many Facets of Love In “Another Life” [New Video]

Three years after releasing their seminal debut EP Coalition, which was championed by BBC 1Xtra, MTV, BET and Spotify among others, and birthed breakthrough singles such as ‘Skyline’ and ‘Soldier’, London-bred alternative R&B duo Dora Martin are back, and are proud to announce their long-awaited and highly anticipated sophomore EP Him, Her, Them, to be released on October 10, 2016.

The first offering from the forthcoming EP is lead single “Another Life” and its accompanying music video. Written by Dora Martin, and produced by SOS (Sons of Sonix), who have previously worked with the likes of Wretch 32, Stormzy and Tinie Tempah, ‘Another Life’ is exactly what we love about Dora Martin – relatable stories, impeccable vocals, lush harmonies and songwriting excellence.

Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Another Life’, DM confess:

“The concept was inspired by our friendship of over 15 years, and we believe this subject matter is relatable from both a male and female perspective. People who form close friendships are often initially attracted to each other, but it’s often a taboo subject that isn’t really talked about, in fear of spoiling a healthy relationship”.

Made up of two already thriving solo musicians Cherri Voncelle and Jermain Riley, Dora Martin is not your typical R&B duo. Having both experienced the roller coaster of the music industry – from major record deals to independent releases and everything in between – Voncelle and Riley have put their creative minds together, to birth something special, and free from any boundaries or limitations.

Their new EP shows the duo collaborating once again with Truth, who produced their debut single “Skyline”, as well as producers PRGRSHN (Angel,WSTRN, Rukhsana Merrise), and SOS (Wretch 32, Ariana Grande, Stormzy) who produced “Another Life”, with the duo promising a return to their signature innovative sound in the face of today’s music climate.

Check out the full visual above.

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SFPL Music: Jermaine Riley – “Just A Like” & “Dreams Become Reality”

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As recently discussed, the UK’s very own, singer-songwriter-producer Jermaine Riley continues to hold down his promise, as he consistently releases new music until the end of 2015 — closing out one hell of a year for the rising talent.

Standing at a total of 19-tracks, check out two new songs dropped by Riley entitled “Just A Like” and “Dreams Become Reality.”

Peep both tunes and others that you may have missed below:

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SFPL Music: Jermaine Riley Releases More Tunes for #TheWeekness Series, Drops New Single

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Dropping 17-tracks to date and counting, singer-songwriter-producer Jermaine Riley effectively releases more new music for his very own series #TheWeekness.

WATCH: JERMAINE RILEY – THE CAPE TAPE: LOST SESSIONS VIDEO (PT. 2) [FLY VISUAL]

Keeping you up-to-date with new freshness, take a listen to songs like: “Jasmine” featuring Jordan Morris, “Train of Thought”, “Froggy”, “Do It All 4 U” and this week’s debut; “Where I’m At.”

Also, Jermaine recently dropped his official single written by UK Funky House ambassador Donae’O and Riley himself, entitled “Just Let Me Know” with production by UK Garage living legend Mark Hill of Artful Dodger, alongside trail blazing producer Deanyboy (Shystie’s “Stop”, “Let Me Go”). The song is available on iTunes now.

Check out the total package of ‘#TheWeekness’ and the new single “Just Let Me Know” below:

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New Music: Jermaine Riley – “Pain Killah” #TheWeekness

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Jermaine Riley releases track #12 of #52 from his weekly music series #TheWeekness entitled “Pain Killah.”

NEW MUSIC: JERMAINE RILEY TRENDS WITH HIS #WEEKNESS SERIES [LISTEN]

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New Music: Jermaine Riley Trends With His #Weekness Series [Listen]

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Creating a path of his own, singer-songwriter-producer Jermaine Riley has taken his #Weekness music series to another level.

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With songs like: “Boomerang”, “Charged Up”, “Couple Drinks”, “Love For Dummies” and more, the talented artist has been releasing a song each week since the month of July 2015 and plans to keep the spirit going until the year 2016.

Below, check out his latest jawn entitled “Your Past”:

Check out more of Jermaine’s past weekly music releases HERE.

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New Music: Artist Jermaine Riley presents ‘#TheWeekness’ Music Series with “Boomerang”

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London’s own Jermaine Riley is a non-stop music machine. Delivering hits on a daily, the superb starts his new music series entitled #TheWeekness.

Every Friday for an entire year, the singer-songwriter-producer and Dora Martin affiliate will deliver a new song.

Birthday to Birthday! Summer to Summer! (Think I’m the first artist to ever do it in the history of music, but no biggie. Haha!) This is for the socially fearless fans that always tell a friend to tell a friend about everything I do. I see you and I appreciate you! Let the world know!

Check out “Boomerang” below:

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FLY EP: Dora Martin’s Cherri V Debuts ‘Athazagoraphobia’

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London singer-songwriter Cherri V debuts her brand new 3rd studio EP titled Athazagoraphobia!

By definition, ‘Athazagoraphobia’ is the “fear of being forgotten or ignored”.

According to Cherri:

its the fear of many creatives and a phobia which ironically motivates us”.

Althazagoraphobia or not though, Cherri V is one of the most striking and unforgettable artists in today’s British music landscape.

With unique Pop, Soul and R&B sensibilities, Cherri V has most recently lent her sweet and enticing vocals to Lethal Bizzle’s UK Top 20 single “The Drop.” She has also worked with Jessie J, Wiley and Dawn Richard among other, and is one half of critically acclaimed duo Dora Martin with Jermaine Riley. The Telegraph describes Cherri as one of the UK’s brightest R&B stars, with Yahoo! Music praising her for a distinguishable sound which sets her apart from everyone else.

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For ‘Athazagoraphobia’, her third solo EP, Cherri V bares her soul to her listener in rather glorious and compelling fashion. From opening track “I Can’t Help It,” which sees Cherri battling with the prospects of quitting music for good, to “Roller Coaster,” that shares the bitter truth of the rise and fall in life and career, to the EP’s lead single “Girl In The Mirror” with its poignant message of beauty perception and self acceptance.

Combined with fan favorite and single ladies anthem “2016,” the Davinche-produced “Deadline” and the music business indicting “Formula,” Cherri has crafted a remarkable body of work that is impossible to be forgotten or ignored even in the least bit.

Cherri says:

“I want this EP to be a reminder to people, of who I am and what I do at whatever capacity, also for new listeners to experience an emotive body of work matched with credible songs and strong vocals”.

Take a listen to the full project below:

Purchase Cherri V’s ‘Athazagoraphobia’ EP on iTunes: HERE

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Watch: Jermaine Riley – The Cape Tape: Lost Sessions Video (Pt. 2) [Fly Visual]

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London’s own Jermaine Riley is back with Part 2 of his visual series The Cape Tape: Lost Sessions in celebration of his 5th solo project release, available now. Showing off his versatility in music and dance, the talented artist delivers a few more cuts from his current mixtape like: “R.N.B.”, “I’m Your Now”, “Nude” feat. Eric Bellinger, “U”, “Me” feat. Shaun Riley, “Withoutcha”, “Endz” feat. Terri Walker and “Bae” feat. Ghetts.

In black & white, let Jermaine take you into his world of ‘The Cape Tape | Lost Sessions’ below:

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