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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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SFPL’s Artist Spotlight: From The UK To ATL, Angel Debuts New Visual “Fvxk With You” feat. Rich Homie Quan, EP ‘HER’ Out Now!

Today on our ‘Artist Spotlight,’ rising UK R&B singer/songwriter Angel recently released his debut EP Her. To support the special project, the talented artist also premiered the visual for “Fvxk With You” featuring Rich Homie Quan, which is the official single.

In the video, Angel makes his way over to the southern streets of ATL as he and Quan link up for a local block party.

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The EP is a pre-cursor to a debut album due next year on Motown/Capitol in the US. He’s worked with the likes of Swizz Beatz (who is a mentor of his), Ed Sheeran, Jeremih, Jason Derulo, Dizzee Rascal, Stormzy, and more, and has recently been in the studio with the likes of Kehlani, Prince Charlez (worked on Rihanna’s Anti), and Pop and Oak (Nicki Minaj).

He’s also penned songs for UK staples like Pixie Lott and Cheryl Cole (of Girls Aloud), and wrote the UK #1 single, “Green Light” by grime music collective Roll Deep. Angel got his start singing at home, growing up in West London. His father is Tenadi Charles, a popular figure in the UK reggae scene, who’s played with Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Kaya and more.

Angel (real name Sirach Charles) formed a band with his siblings growing up, The Charles Family and ended up touring across the UK, before starting to make a name for himself in the studio. He released his solo debut single in 2012, which reached the top 10 of the UK charts. Already a festival mainstay in Europe, with ‘HER’ and his upcoming debut, he is shaping up to become a household name across both sides of the atlantic.

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‘HER’ is available on iTunes HERE.

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UK Singer RAY BLK Releases Mini Album ‘DURT’

Rising UK songstress RAY BLK has released her debut EP Durt. The project features her buzzed-about single “My Hood” featuring Stromzy.

The R&B singer/songwriter has been building quite a name for herself in the UK, and is about to take the US by storm. After releasing a steady stream of singles, she’s received unanimous acclaim across the Atlantic from Dazed to Wonderland, The Guardian, BBC Radio 1 and more. She just made her worldwide television debut on BBC‘s Jools Holland–the 4th unsigned artist EVER to perform on the show.

She’s been pinpointed by the likes of The FADER, Nylon, Complex, Hypebeast, the home team here at Stuff Fly People Like and more as one of the top UK artists to look out for going into next year. Citing Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Biggie Smalls and Lil Kim as her inspirations, RAY’s music is soulful with a hip hop edge. She delivers the brash honesty of rap while being able to blend it with soul and R&B spirit.

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SFPL’s Artist Spotlight: Critically Acclaimed UK Singer RAY BLK Premieres “Chill Out” Ft. SG Lewis [New Music]

Delivering the honesty of rap music, with her unique blend of soul and R&B spirit, RAY BLK returns with her new single “Chill Out” paired with the help of SG Lewis — lifted from her upcoming self released project Durt.

The track is a follow-up to RAY’s monster release “My Hood” featuring Stormzy.

RAY BLK speaks of the track:

I feel like women are told how to live and act based on societal pressures which stems from male privilege and this song challenges that.

A new direction sonically for RAY BLK, the head-bopping track truly demonstrates her broad capacity as a young musician. Upcoming project ‘Durt’ will allow everyone to appreciate the various styles of music that help shape this unique talent.

With a sold out show already under her belt earlier this year at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, BLK recently headlined London’s Bush Hall for another sold out show this week. She was also recently nominated for “Best Newcomer” at this year’s MOBO Awards. You can vote HERE.

Check out the song 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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Dora Martin Releases Their EP ‘Coalition’ [SFPL Tunes]

 

To the adulation of their fans and support of their peers, Dora Martin released their 5-track EP entitled ‘COALITION’ via iTunes! The highly anticipated set comprises production from; 3 Mindz – “SOLDIER” and “LOVE INSANIC”, Soundmasters – “BLIND MAN TREASURE”, Truth & Cito of DGAFM – “SKYLINE”, and Darhyl “Hey DJ” Camper – “BLACK HISTORY”. 

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Dora Martin (@WeAreDoraMartin) – ‘The Making Of Coalition’ [Video Documentary]

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DORA MARTIN are definitely soaring along the “#SKYLINE” with their debut visual premiering on leading UK newspaper The Telegraph, to opening for US R&B superstar Brandy at Musicalize, then supporting Morcheeba at London’s Members Club Apartment 58’s Playtime Festival.

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TahMac feat. David Guetta – ‘Trippin’

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Artist, musician, producer and UK Hip-Pop sensation TahMac and the incomparable David Guetta have teamed up for “Trippin,” a high-powered party collaboration from TahMac’s forthcoming EP, Love, Life and Reality. With a new joint venture partnership between Sony/Epic US and his Imprint TahMc Entertainment, the UK party-starter from Brooklyn, New York is heading back on the road after touring stateside with Justin Bieber last fall to embark on a 25 venue west coast tour this spring. Peep the track below…

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New Video Exclusive: Rita Ora – ‘Facemelt’

Rita Ora delivers a red hot visual entitled “Facemelt”, which is from her UK debut studio album ‘ORA’ via Roc Nation. In this video, Rita serves up a little high fashion, paired with gold bamboo earrings and shades. Peep the video clip below…