California’s forthcoming EP, My Name is Freedom, sees her backed by legendary producer and drummer Narada Michael Walden (Whitney
Richie); ace guitarist Vernon “Ice” Black (Diana Ross,
Anastacia; Babyface); James
Henry and veteran vocalists Larry Batiste, Cornell
Carter and Tony Lindsay. Her recently released
single, ‘Star’, aims to “build bridges and promote positivity
ahead of fuelling hate”, and take a stand for those who have suffered
throughout history. Estelle’s own life experiences of living in a racist
society are amplified by her vocals, passionately expressing her views and
seamlessly fusing musical genres of all nationalities.
With spacey vocals that resonate those of Nao and Mura Masa, Becce J has paired up with grime royalty D Double E to create one of the catchiest tracks to come out of 2019 so far with Timing. The track indulges hypnotic bass lines and chilled loops, with a consistent beat that gives the track an infectious rhythm.
Hailing from Preston, Lancashire, Becce J’s journey to release Timing would have seen many others give up at the first hurdle and her struggle rings true in the track lyrically with her inspirational message to carry on pursuing your dreams despite life’s ups and downs.
D Double E’s own journey has seen him hailed as one of the founding fathers of Grime, beginning with N.A.S.T.Y Crew and then the seminal Newham Generals – Newham now becoming as synonymous as the great bases of US rap, with the headlines relating to 21 Savage’s up-bringing.
With its crisp beats, memorable chorus and of course, D Double E’s trademark rap, Timing is a necessary good-vibe soundtrack this weekend.
Song smith Bentley Jones returns with a glowing new release combining rock, pop and electronica to create a unique sound and style. This is the most streamline release you will hear this year and something you don’t want to miss out on.
Most artists would be content in achieving less than half of what Bentley Jones has managed to over his illustrious career. His first single debuted at #5 in the Japanese Charts without any promotion and he was the first British artist to release a Japanese album on a major label. He also recorded and performed with May J and achieved several chart topping dance hits for the likes of Madonna, will.i.am, Sia and Ariana Grande to name just a few!
Having been compared to David Guetta, will.i.am and Avicii, Bentley Jones is keen to cement his place as a leading performer and so far he’s been successful in that aim. Jones has collaborated with Curtis Young who happens to be the son of Dr Dre, on a number of releases. His version of “West End Girls” was adored by Neil Tenant and even Lady Gaga follows him on Twitter!
Although Bentley is loved by the industry and fans alike, he feels it is time for change, and looks to explore the social conformities and pigeon holed genres that are associated with male artists in his music. Having come from a labour orientated family, Bentley knows the meaning of hard work and has strived his whole life to achieve success which he feels often contrasts with the manufactured pop stars of today’s world.
Bentley Jones is a very diverse character. Not only a musician and writer, Bentley was part of a string of sold out shows with the Birmingham Opera were he utilised his extensive dance talents to great acclaim. He is also a trained fitness instructor, gymnast and swimmer whilst also being a fantastic dancer and extraordinary singer.
His infectious pop laden hooks and variance in genres and styles makes Bentley Jones an instant hit. His new tracks ooze class and style whilst getting your head bobbing and feet tapping. It is a testament to his musical genius that he manages to adhere to the established genres that made him famous whilst also being able to incorporate new influences to create truly original sounds.
Melodically, sonically and lyrically Bentley Jones has created a flawless release which will appeal to people of all walks of life and tastes in music. The EP will be released on August 31st.