Jay Sean Has Stolen Our Hearts!

New single from the up and comer

A stunningly atmospheric mid-tempo track containing a traditional Indian sample, ‘Stolen’ showcases the much-touted Jay as an incredible British talent destined for huge cross over success this year.

Stolen contains a sample from ‘Chura Liya’ which is taken from the classic Bollywood movie ‘Chura Liya Hai Tumne’ ‘T This is one of the oldest and Biggest traditional Asian tracks of all time.

The track has been produced by Rishi Rich, whose previous credits include producing Britney Spears, Mary J Blige and Craig David.

Jay, who trained to be a doctor before dropping out to pursue music, is also continuing to build a reputation as a fantastic live performer, regularly performing with the Rishi Rich Project in front of crowds of 2,500 + around the UK. He will continue to cement this reputation when he tours the UK in October ‘T dates to be announced shortly.

‘Eye On You’ was not Jay’s first taste of chart success ‘T last year he collaborated on ‘Dance with You (Nachna Tere Naal)’, with the Rishi Rich Project which reached number 12 in the charts. Since then Jay has become a huge name on the Asian Music Scene and is now starting to firmly establish himself in the mainstream.

‘Stolen’ is taken from Jay’s debut album ‘Me Against Myself’, which is going to be released on November 8th.

Meet Encore, Hot New Rapper And Watch His Video

Born in Palo Alto and raised in Milpitas, Encore enjoyed b-boying and reveled in getting his hands on the hottest new hip hop music as a teen. That’s when Encore decided he wants to be a rapper and is now a hotly tiped artist to be huge.

Encore’s talent shines through in his music. His persistence in balancing art with professionalism has helped him hone his craft, leaving little room for doubt that Layover, his album now out in stores, will fly high with the masses.

‘I don’t make music to be a good Bay Area record, or just to make a good rap record for that matter. I’m trying to make a good record, period.’

His single, Real Talk is being heavily requested and you may watch what the fuss is all about below as I’ve managed to get the video to Real Talk. Brilliant stuff this.

Click here to watch Real Talk.


Anyone remember Martika? She had a #1 single Toy Soldiers many years ago. Well she is back and better than ever in a new band called Oppera. The music is amazing and the album is available on amazon.com and other music sites. Check out www.oppera.net for more details.

Meet MIA, The Female Dizzee Rascal

MIA is a brand spanking new British popstar with her unique blend of catchy underground hip hop meets dancehall. MIA is being hailed as the female Dizzee Rascal. This fun London based rapper is a critic darling. They all love her infectious single, Galang, as it’s hot and it’s pretty evident that all those who have heard it wants more. Plus, it’s being requested heavily.

You may watch the video here (Real Video Format).

MIA is signed to XL Recordings and they are rather excited by this. “MIA is fantastic. She’s supr talented and she delivers with such finesse, that you can help but fall in love with her. A future star in the makings” said MIA’s spokesperson.

Be sure to buy the single when it comes out in stores on Nov 1.

On a Kwest For Success

Steve, Simon, and Tyler are Kwest, a boyband hoping for success this year, and to prove their genre isn’t a dying breed. This is the story of 3 singer-songwriters with the talent, determination, and infectious songs that should lead them ever closer to their dreams.

Three years ago three young guys, from very different backgrounds got together to form what would become an exciting Urban/Pop act. Steve, Tyler, and Simon knew each other from previously projects and blended together perfectly to produce Kwest.

Since forming they have been hard at work in the studio, writing and producing with some well-known industry types who have previously worked with the likes of Big Brovaz and the Sugababes. The end result was an infectious blend of soulful harmonies, memorable lyrics, and spine-tingling music. Listen out for pop, soul, R&B, drum n bass, and rock as it’s all part and parcel of the Kwest sound.

Some of their favourite songs include the up-tempo Deep Down, and the more laid-back I’m Movin On’. They’ve also recently recorded a dark, mysterious club tune, Trapped In A Rhythm, and the Indie tinged ‘Miles To Go’.These songs, and many more have been playing out to thousands of fans over the past three years @ theatre, club, and roadshow events where they have performed alongside chart acts and new talent alike. Recent appearances include the Popshow Showcase Night in London and the Luton Carnival. In their spare time they even represented UK musicians in the National IQ test on t.v, built up a fanbase and appeared on many print/online publications.

And not forgetting 2003, which was an unforgettable year for the band as they supported Westlife on their Greatest Hits tour, an ‘AMAZING’ experience for the band, and just a hint of what’s to come in the future.

For more information on Kwest please check out www.kwestofficial.co.uk.

Top Music Industry A&R Opens Door to New Hip Hop Producers.

Veteran A&R Mike Heron, consultant to Interscope Records, Def Jam, Rawkus Records & more has partnered with Bangin-Beats.com to find the next generation of powerhouse Hip Hop producers. Producers can now submit music for the current project, champion rapper Joell Ortiz.

Submitting tracks offers an unparalleled rare opportunity to work with one of the most talked about rappers in underground music.
Poised for success, this Brooklyn, NY native rolls with the punches as some of the industry’s hottest producers and tastemakers co-sign & contribute to his upcoming project, The Total Package, Vol. 1.

Artists featured on the current release include; Kool G Rap, Black Rob, Nate Dogg, Tony Touch, Noreaga, Jay-Z, Novel, Royal Flush, B-Real of Cypress Hill & more, Hosted by Big Mike.

Production is handled by chart toppers such as Alchemist, Ayatollah, Beatnuts, Ghetto Pros, Red Spyda, Roots & more -From Kay Slay to Tony Touch to Whoo Kid to Stretch Armstrong, among others, who began featuring Joell on his NY radio show alongside future stars like 50 Cent, Juelz Santana & Red Spyda… This “modern day Pun” STAYS in heavy rotation with top DJs.
Other notable Industry Co-signs include The Tim Westwood show, Future Flavors with DJ Marley Marl and Pete Rock & promos for the Wake Up Show with Sway and Tech.

Joell has been Bestowed with the honorable Chairmans Choice award in XXL Magazine (2/04),  Unsigned Hype in the Source Magazine (3/04), and recently secured a spot on EA Sports’ NBA live 2005 by being crowned champion at the EA Sports/Arista Records rap battle, hosted by Jermaine Dupri and judged by Swiss Beats, Lil Kim and Big Tigga.

For additional information, demo tracks, and music submissions, visit www.Bangin-Beats.com

Bangin-Beats.com, established in 1996, is a proven industry tastemaker in critical sound design, providing drum & FX libraries to some of the music industry’s top producers, with more than 80 soundware products in the vein of Hip Hop.

Eric West Reworks album, and wants to work with Fergie, Madonna, Janet and Kanye

Singer / Actor Eric West revealed to UK’s Music Week that he would love to work with the likes of Kanye West, Fergie, Janet Jackson, Dilated Peoples, Usher, Madonna, BT and Alejandro Sanz.

Speaking exclusively with Music Week yesterday, the model turned singer explained ‘My album “Half Life” was pretty much finished, a few things shifted the release date, two movies, modeling, during my breaks I began writing new songs that I seriously love. I feel that the more time we put into the album, the better it will be.”

Rumors are spreading about Eric appearing in the upcoming untitled Lindsay Lohan and Nick Cannon flick. Eric will appear in Lords Of Dogtown in summer 05.’Acting is something I never planned on doing anytime soon, my brother thought it would be a good idea’ said West, ‘It was a good move, the phone has been ringing a lot lately,’ added West.

Eric also stated he would love to work with Kanye West, Fergie, Janet Jackson, Dilated Peoples, Usher, Madonna, BT and Alejandro Sanz, Eric said: ‘I really admire Kanye’s work, I listen to his album when I’m working out. Fergie has been a friend of mine for nearly 8 years, I’m going to give her a call and see if she’ll be up to appearing on a remix to my first single ‘Can’t Be Friends’. Janet Jackson is an icon, I’ve been honored to meet her a few times, working with her would be amazing, though I don’t think Jermanie Dupri will like me being around his girl. I recently met Madonna, and told her I’d like to work with her, but who wouldn’t want to work with Janet or Madonna? They are the greatest female artist of my time’.

The full interview will appear in Music Week. His debut album “Half Life” is due early 2005.

Get Closer To Britney Spears With Voice Mails

Sky News reports Britney Spears is set to rake in more dough offering a new range of voice mails. For a small fee you can download various messages from the Bollywood funkster of hits like Toxic and My Prerogative.

A press release from the singer claimed it’s a way of “getting closer” to her.

No word on when this will be officially launched.

Siblings Daniel And Natasha Bedingfield At Brit Awards 2005?

Singing siblings Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield have been offered a staggering sum to duet at next year’s Brit Awards 2005.

The British chart-topping pair have reportedly been offered $36,000 to team up for the first time in public at the annual music event.

A source explains, “Daniel was hot before and is about to be hot again and Natasha is one of the biggest names to come through on the UK music scene this year. They’ve been made the show’s prime target already, even though there are still months to go.”