Introducing Cilla Raie – MASTERPIECE

In a swarm of emerging artists, you will find a strong-minded, confident woman, who can seamlessly swap genres, Cilla Raie is not your average singer/songwriter. Her love for music was sparked by R&B artists Aaliyah, Brandy, Toni Braxton and Destiny’s Child, all of which she credits as key inspirations for her music today.

Raised in North London and hailing from a musical family, it didn’t take long for her to pick up a pen and paper and start writing songs at the age of 14. Cilla took to the Internet posting music online, gaining the attention of English grime record producer DaVinche (Wiley, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32), under his guidance he began mentoring her.

Cilla continued to make progress, with her songwriting skills opening the doors for her to regularly working with industry professionals. Including producers KZ, The Arcade, Joey Dyer, Skripture, Patrick Patrikos Jester, Sillkey, Rymez, The Writers Block, Fred Cox, The Fives, Z Dot, Tre Jean Marie, Adam Midgley and many more.
Whilst writing and recording demos in some of London’s top studios such as, Notting Hills Sarm Studios, EMI studios, F Block Studios, Chocolate Factory.

Having signed to R.O.A.D Entertainment in 2012 (label imprint headed by Teriy Keys- former signee of Dizzee Rascal and Dirtee Stank). In 2014, Cilla released her first self-titled debut EP co-produced by The Arcade (Iggy Azalea – Fancy), Joey Dyer (Conor Maynard, Katy B) and Sillkey (Wiley – Can You Hear Me). With support from Singersroom, The A&R Report Show and R&Bxclusives.

Fast forward to the present day, Cilla is embarking on a 20-day School Tour with UK Music. 2016 is the year of progression for her as a coming-of-age year in which she is set to release her 2nd EP (co-produced by DJ Walter Ego, Joey Dyer, Delirious Productions and Jay Jay Musika), she is due to continue on the live circuit in London and promote her forthcoming single.

Video: Travis Scott – Goosebumps (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Travis Scott is the stage name of Jacques Webster, a Houston-born hip-hop artist and producer affiliated with Kanye West’s GOOD Music and T.I.’s Grand Hustle. Scott has a heavily Auto-Tuned half-sung/half-rapped vocal style, and refers to himself as a singer rather than a rapper. He’s produced or co-produced tracks by Kanye West, Rihanna, and Drake, and he’s appeared on tracks by Jay-Z, Pusha T, Meek Mill, and numerous others. Within four years of his 2012 mainstream arrival, Scott attained platinum singles as a lead artist and songwriter/producer, as well as a pair of Top Five studio albums, the latter of which went to number one.

Scott grew up in a suburb of Houston and began making music as a teenager. He formed a duo called the Graduates with Chris Holloway, and they released an EP in 2009. The following year, he formed another duo, the Classmates, with OG Chess. Scott produced the duo’s two full-lengths, Buddy Rich and Cruis’n USA, and the duo broke up by the end of 2011. After dropping out of college, Scott moved to Los Angeles and began recording music on his own. He came in contact with T.I. and eventually Kanye West. West hired Scott as an in-house producer for GOOD Music, and appeared on the label’s 2012 compilation Cruel Summer.

Scott’s debut, Owl Pharaoh, was originally scheduled to be released as a free mixtape in 2012, but as his profile grew (including a placement in XXL Magazine’s Freshman Class of 2013), and due to sample clearance issues, the album wasn’t released until May of 2013. Featuring guest appearances by T.I. and 2 Chainz (on single “Upper Echelon”) as well as Toro y Moi and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, the mixtape eventually garnered a nomination for Best Mixtape at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards.

The build-up to Scott’s first proper studio album involved the mixtape Days Before Rodeo, promoted with the singles “Don’t Play” and “Mamacita,” and the March of 2015 U.S. Rodeo Tour, for which Scott headlined, supported by Young Thug and Metro Boomin. Several of the dates sold out. During the same month, Rihanna’s Scott-produced hit single “Bitch Better Have My Money” was released. “3500” and “Antidote” were released ahead of Rodeo, Scott’s second full-length, which followed in September on Grand Hustle/Epic and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. Toward the end of the year, “Antidote” peaked at number 16 on the Hot 100 and became Scott’s first platinum single. Chatter regarding a follow-up, along with numerous delays, ensued throughout much of 2016. Meanwhile, Scott extended his commercial presence with featured spots on Wiz Khalifa’s “Bake Sale,” Rihanna’s “Woo,” and Kanye West’s “FML,” as well as a collaboration with Young Thug and Quavo, “Pick Up the Phone,” a mid-year hit issued as the lead single of Young Thug’s JEFFERY. Three months later, after “Bitch Better Have Money” earned a platinum certification, Scott’s second proper album arrived. Titled Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, after one of Quavo’s lines in “Pick Up the Phone,” the woozy, mostly midtempo set featured that hit and contributions from the likes of André 3000, Kid Cudi, and Kendrick Lamar. It went straight to the top of the Billboard 200. ~ Paul Simpson & Andy Kellman

Candice – Dutty Boy (Official Video)

Kap G – Rings (Dirty)

Video: Etta Bond & Chris Loco – Kiss My Girlfriend

The official video for Etta Bond and Chris Loco’s ‘Kiss My Girlfriend’ out now on OddChild Music.
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Introducing Amelia Payne

Amelia Ramcoomarsingh (Stage name AMELIA PAYNE) is an 18 year-old singer/songwriter from the Caribbean. The young star was born on August 20th 1997 in Barbados and grew up in Miramar, Florida where she attended Apple Tree Montessori and John Robert Powers, a prestigious acting school, responsible for producing and shaping the careers of celebrities including Dianna Ross, Betty Ford, John Duhamel and Ryan Locke. In 2007 Amelia moved to Barbados with her mother Petal Payne and became a student at The Ursuline Convent Secondary School. After completing her education in Barbados, she migrated to the United Kingdom to attend Hurtwood House where she pursued her education in Performing Arts, Psychology, Sociology and Business Studies. Not only does Amelia hold creative qualities but also strives to combine it with her academic training.

The bright young superstar already established in her homeland of Barbados with her three songs ‘To The Top’, ‘Gimme Good Love’ and ‘Say Goodbye’ being some of the most requested songs on radio when ‘To The Top’ was first recorded in early January 2012. Since then the talented recording artist has quickly learnt that the industry is not only about glitz and glam but hard work, talent, passion, knowledge and discipline. Amelia has also taken great interest in building her brand in the fashion world as she has a unique style and aspires to own her personal clothing and accessories line.

Amelia’s music is a fusion of Pop and R&B where she often gains her inspiration from her favourite artists including Rihanna, Beyoncé,Drake,Chris Brown,Sam Smith,Ed Sheeran and Whitney Houston.

Amelia has been gearing up for her career in the entertainment industry as an artist where she’s been in the studio recording, songwriting and toning her craft as a musician as she continues to build her artistic skills with piano and voice training.

Over the past few months Amelia has released her single “On My Side”,which she co-wrote on and has recently released her new single “Stolen” was written by Amelia and Produced by Jack McManus.Amelia then went to to record the music video for “Stolen” in the streets,beaches and deserts of Dubai.

Since then Amelia has been working closely in the studio with producers Jack McManus,Rachel Furner,Charlie etc where she continues to create her EP which she plans to release this year.The EP will include a mixture of Pop,R&B and Ballads.

Amelia is a strong believer in staying connected with her fans by constantly keeping up to date with her social media networks, co-hosting radio shows and blogging.As Amelia continues working on new music she will also be releasing an on-going documentary-style videos of her journey.
Amelia’s bubbly personality merged with her beauty, talent and passion for music industry already sets her on a journey to greatness and success.

Bone Thugs – Coming Home (Feat. Stephen Marley)