Deeyah & Young Maylay A Deadly Combo!

In one corner you have Deeyah the exotic and sassy princess of the East also dubbed the Muslim Madonna by the UK media. In the other corner is Young Maylay hard edged from the merciless streets of LA also the actor/voice in GTA San Andreas game.
Both talented artists in their own rights have now joined forces and come together to create ‘What Will It Be?’.

The beat of ‘What Will It Be?’ is sexy and seductive yet the lyrical content that Deeyah and Young Maylay present in the song is tough, thought provoking, controversial and very much a sign of the turmoil filled times we are all living in. The lyrical content is already creating controversy and waves within certain circles of the Muslim communities for it’s direct, truthful and extremely defiant and rebellious tone and delivery.
In a time where more socially and politically conscious music and attitude is needed within popular culture – here we go, Deeyah and Young Maylay provide exactly what the doctor ordered and are creatively a truly deadly combo! May we hear more music and messages like this from these two and others in the near future.

We eagerly await the music video for ‘What Will It Be?’ as it’s already rumored to be even more controversial, hard hitting, edgy and

Kelly Clarkson Wants To Be Huge In Europe

Top Of The Pops caught up with Kelly Clarkson for a Q&A and asked the American Idol season one champ if she thought success in the UK was really important, since she’s already big in the States.

“Yeah, I mean my biggest goal with this record is to be more in Europe,” she said. “Like I’ve done really well in Australia and Asia and everywhere else, but Europe I haven’t really come and toured or anything. So my big thing with my management is to come more in Europe and kind of get over here.”

Geri “not dropped” says Innocent Records

Contrary to rumours, Geri Halliwell has not parted ways with Innocent Records, the label who also own Blue. The former Spice Girl, who’s new single Desire precedes her third studio album, Passion, was rumoured to have lost her deal following the cancellation of her UK tour which was pencilled in for June this year. Innocent have said: “We have no intention of dumping Geri. She has only released one single with us which did very well (November #4 hit Ride It from last year), and we’re going to see how the album and single do. We imagine she will do well, no matter what.” Geri’s new single has been co-written with Hannah Robinson, the woman behind Rachel Stevens’ Some Girls.

McFly “just excellent” says Natalie Appleton

McFly have already gained a few celeb fans- and now they can add one more (or two, sorry) to their list- the lovely ladies from Appleton. In a recent interview, when asked what pop acts Nat & Nic thought were good right now, Nat was more than happy to speak about Tom, Danny, Dougie & Harry. “McFly are just excellent,” she said. “I took my daughter, Rachel to see Busted last year where they were supporting and I was just blown away by how good they are. It’s very rare to find a group like them in the charts and they deserve all the success they get.”

However, whether or not this means a duet between Nat, Nic and McFly is yet to be seen- but if it ever happened- I’d love to see the results…

Eric West samples Annie Lennox and Dean Martin on Half Life

Speaking with AOL Music, R&B singer Eric West tells the Internet giant who will premiere his new single as part of AOL’s “Breakers” late summer, that his new album “Half “> Life” include samples from pop icons Annie Lennox and Dean Martin.

The model turned singer explained ‘This album should have been out a year ago, but I’m glad that it wasn’t released, it gave us time to fix every lyric, note, instrument.’ He went on to say, ‘I’ve been through so much, I’m surprised I’m still alive, I realize now, why the album wasn’t out a year ago, it wasn’t the right time.’

Eric samples Dean Martin’s “Memories are Made of This” on the urban single “Half “> Life”, and samples the Annie Lennox classic “Why” on the track “Wires” (read, Actor and Pop Singer Eric West Gives Back to AIDS Cause with New Song, and Builds Up Media Buzz with New Album and New Movie).

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Jay Sean charts in Holland

Jay’s album & single (Eyes on You) is really starting to take off in Europe, in-particular Holland. Eyes On You is now up to no.18 in their chart & rising week on week with media awareness growing all the time to Jay as a phenomenal live performer. Coca Cola are trying to pin Jay down to a Live event happening this month, which will see reaching a huge national audience as the event is broadcast live on TV.

New EP by Jimmy Barock

The new EP of Jimmy Barock, called “We used to build wings at night”, is now available to listen to trough Dying Giraffe Recordings!

Jimmy Barock finished their EP together after a long period of hard work. The Band went through beautiful but tough times.

Jimmy Barock’s music can be described as explosive, with an emphasis on songs. Both singers sing their lyrics as a swordfight. Tongues as weapons, perhabs even of mass destruction.

Jimmy Barock transfroms simple popsongs in melodious torrents a la the Lapse, Karate and Face Tomorrow. Their shows are an explosive, chaotic expererience. It’s all about energy.

They performed with big international acts like Therapy?, and you will know them by the Trail of dead and Aerogramme. They also did a tour in the UK and finished this period with a sold out gig in the famous Vera (NL) together with the well known band Mono.

Click here to listen to their new 6 tracks.

Hot New UK Girlband, Ellements Split Up Even Before Their Debut?

The rumour mill went into overdrive recently which seemed to incinuate that the hot ladies of Ellements, UK’s promising new girlband, had split up even before releasing their motown/disco hit, Walk Right Now. They hadn’t been to their official message boards for months and fans were getting frantic.

Well, all that’s set to change. Sarah from Ellements recently said:
“Let me break this down. From January till now the record company put our release on hold so we could make changes to our album. Well, we want you lot to hear the best!”

“So we flew to Singapore and the States to record tracks in studio and have been working further in studios here. We will release soon!”

Ellements look set to release in April/May.

Rachel Stevens To Perform At The Glastonbury Festival?

Neil Sean of Sky News reports that former S Club star Rachel Stevens plans on performing at the Glastonbury Festival this summer.

The Negotiate With Love singer told a spy, “It won’t be the Rachel they know and love though. And when I perform there I am planning to cover two rock classics for the new recording sessions and these will form part of the act.”

Jennifer Love Hewitt And Her Dates From Hell

The Hollywood actress/singer has recenty revealed that she’s been on several utterly hideous love outings.

The I Know What You Did Last Summer star told a US chat show “I attract interesting people. I went out with a guy who yelled at me for the entire time I was eating. ‘Why are you eating your steak like that? Why do you want ketchup? What is that?’ I was like, ‘OK’. I was very nervous and people were like looking at us. I’m like, ‘Dude, stop yelling at me for eating’. He thought the date was fantastic.”

“I also went out with a guy who handed me a pack of Altoids at the beginning of the night so, ‘when we make out later…’ and then I had another guy call us a couple in the first two seconds.”

“We sat down at the table and he’s like, ‘So, do you think other couples are staring at us?’ I’m like, ‘couple?’ He got really attached.”

“I wouldn’t blind date now. That would be weird,” she concluded.