Monday, March 31

New Music - Donnie Klang Ft P Diddy - Take You There

Former contestant on P Diddy's "Making The Band 4" Donnie Klang has a new new track floating around the internet called "Take You There" and I really like it. Donnie never made the final band but I bet you any money he lasts longer than Day26 and at least he has a deal with Bad Boy Records. I don't mean to jinx them but I just aint convinced by their music. This track for me is far more instant and way more catchy then Day26's "Got Me Going". Have a listen and see what you think for yourself.

1Xtra Live Pics

Last weekend 1Xtra staged the biggest black music event of the year with an event called 1Xtra Live. Performing on the night was Akon, Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown, Lupe Fiasco, Craig David, Estelle, Jay Sean, Wiley, & Taio Cruz. What an event! What a night!

Check out my photos from the night.

Estelle live on stage

Hey don't bother me dude, Im trying to concentrate!

South London legends Rampage up in the place.

The 1Xtra family. (from top left DJ B, Me, DJ Cameo, Tina, DJ Target, Twin B & Treble T)

1Xtra Bad Bwoys ina di place! Trevor Nelson, me & DJ Semtex.

For more pictures from the night and various clubs I play at go to my Flickr page.

Tracklistings For My RnB Show On BBC Radio 1Xtra

If its hot, cutting edge, up-tempo RnB your looking for then look no further than my RnB show on BBC Radio 1Xtra every Friday night from midnight till 2am or you can listen to show online for 7 days after the broadcast HERE This is what I played on last Fridays show.

Kelis ft Will.I.Am - Weekend (Virgn)
Lloyd vs Ciara – Get It Shawty / Like A Boy (G Child Remix)
Sabrina Washington – Take It To The Top (Misa Mix) (CDR)
Timbaland ft Keri Hilson Vs Mavado - The Way I Are/ Weh Dem A Do (G Child Remix)
Ciara ft 50 Cent – Leave Em Alone (Reavers Remix)
Lloyd ft Lil Wayne – Girls All Around The World (Motown)
Cheri Dennis – Act Like You Know (Bad Boy)
The Dream – Ditch That (Def Jam)
J Status - I’m Ready (CDR)
Taio Cruz – Come On Girl (Universal)
Mariah Carey ft The Dream & Rick Ross - Touch My Body (Remix) (Universal)
EC – All I See (White)
Chris Brown – Wall To Wall (J)
Usher – Make It Rain (Sony)
Donnie Klang – Take Me There (Bad Boy)
Missy Elliot ft Ciara & Jay-Z – Ching-a-Ling (Remix) (Elektra)
Mary J Blige – Til The Morning (MCA)
Nina Sky – Secrets (Universal)
Cheri Dennis – Portrait of Life (Bad Boy)
Chris Brown - Kiss Kiss (1Xtra Live)
Charlie Wilson ft Snoop Dogg – Let It Out (Geffen)
Janet Jackson vs Britney Spears – Feedback/Gimme More (G Child Refix)
Day 26 ft Fat Joe & Rick Ross – Got Me Going (Remix) (Bad Boy)
Usher ft Young Jeezy – Love In This Club (Reavers Remix)
Sean Garrett ft Ludacris – Grippin (Interscope)
LeaLea Jones – Oh My (White)
Lloyd - Love Spaceship (Universal)
El Rae – Body To Body (Aftershock)
Usher ft Ludacris – Dat Girl Right There (Sony)
Sheya – Dream Come True (White)
Nelly ft Fergie – Party People (Universal)

Sunday, March 30

Big Rave in Birmingham This Saturday

Trust me if your looking for a big rave to go to this Saturday 5th April, then make sure you get yourself down to the legendary Que Club in Birmingham's city centre for the return of the mighty Harmony! The theme of the event is Bassline vs Old School Garage with sets from the big, dutty stinkin Heartless Crew back to back with Birmingham's very own MC Bassman, can't wait for that. There is also an RnB arena where I'll be spinning some big club bangerz!!!

Check out the advert below.

Day26 - Got Me Going

So the finished product of P Diddy's "Making The Band 4" series are now fully loaded with their first music video for the single "Got Me Going" Personally I think this track is pretty weak and sounds well generic! Even with Fat Joe and Rick Ross blessing the remix it still aint grabbing me. Thats just my humble opinion. Im still trying to get used to their name - "Day26" aint really cutting it! Check out the video and see what you think.

Monday, March 17

My First Blogging Rant!

I'm not one to moan but I have to on this occasion I'm left with no choice... This is cos my flight to Newcastle was delayed for over 3 hours which peed me off, but thats not it... On the way back it was even worst my flight was delayed for 4 HOURS yep four long boring hours. While being trapped in Newcastle airport, I went from playing wack arcade games that I would never normally play, I ate some food that I wouldn't normally eat, I even looked in shops that I would never shop in! Man it was depressing, and I'm gonna complain, again something I don't normally do! At least one thing good came out of it, I brought myself a new sick digital camera! Before I go I would like to big up everyone that came to Blue nightclub in Newcastle last night, especially LKP, Jay Rockwell & and my homie Mimi A (and possie)

Sunday, March 16

Tracklistings For My RnB Show Last Night On BBC Radio 1Xtra

Listen online and hear 2 hrs of the very best in RnB (club style) via the BBC iPlayer Last night I blazed new music from Mariah, Cheri Dennis, E C, LeaLea Jones, Keri Hilson and 2 big massive tunes from Lloyd.

Trey Songz ft Lil Wayne – I Cant Help But Wait Remix (Atlantic)
Ryan Leslie ft Craig David & Mims – Diamond Girl Remix (Universal)
Usher ft Ludacris – Dat Girl Right There (SonyBMG)
Lloyd ft Ludacris – How We Do It (Motown)
Chris Brown ft Lil Wayne – Gimme What You Got (SonyBMG)
Janet Jackson vs Britney Spears Refix (White)
Taio Cruz – Come On Girl (Universal)
Snoop – Sensual Seduction (Geffen)
Kylie Minogue ft MIMS – All I See (Parlophone)
Shareefa ft Jadakiss – On Fire (Def Jam)
EC ft Final Element – All I See (Cisum Entertainment)
El Rae – Body 2 Body (Aftershock)
Lloyd – Love Spaceship (Motown)
Usher – Make It Rain (La Face)
Jaymes Madison – Room Service (White)
The Dream – Ditch That (Def Jam)
Cheri Dennis – Act Like You Know (Bad Boy)
Shea – Dream Come True
Sirens – Club La La (Kitchenware)
Ciara ft Lil Jon – That’s Right (Sony)
Sean Paul – Temperature Refix (G Child Exclusive)
Beenie Man – Row Like a Boat Refix (Vocal) / Timbaland ft Nelly Furtardo & Timberlake – Give It to Me (Instrumental) (G Child Refix)
Nicole Wray - If I Was Your Girlfriend (Kopa Riddim refix)
Lloyd ft Missy Elliot - Get It Shawty (Motown)
Lloyd ft Lil Wayne – Girls All Around The World (Motown)
LeaLea Jones – Oh My
Estelle ft Kanye West – American Boy (Atlantic)
Mariah Carey ft The Dream – Touch My Body Remix (Def Jam)
DJ Felli Fel ft Kanye West, JD, Fabulous & Ne-Yo – Finer Things (Def Jam)
Timbaland ft Keri Hilson – Get It Girl (Interscope)
T-Pain – Church (Jive)
Nicole Scherzinger ft TI – Whatever You Like (Interscope)
Ciara ft 50 Cent – Can’t Leave You Alone (Remix) (Sony)
Lloyd ft Lil Wayne – Girls All Around The World (Motown)

More UK RnB Heat!

Like I've been saying recently the UK RnB scene is looking like its going to have a strong 2008. I think last year wasn't that great and 2006 was very strong! Another name to keep an eye out for is E C whose vocals you may remember from Soundboy Entertainment's smash single "Never Wanna Say Goodbye". Well he's back with a hot new single called "All I C" have a listen below.

Saturday, March 15

These Are My Confessions (In The Words Of Ray J)

About a year ago Ray J done the sly, sneaky move and leaked his own sex tape (He said he never leaked it, but I reckon he did!!!) Anyway now the dust has settled Ray J explains to Tyra Banks about the whole situation!

New Big Tune From Lloyd And Lil Wayne!

Now this is what I call a tune! Played it twice on my radio show, had to be done - proper heavy! LLoyd has some serious heat floating about from his new forthcoming album "Sexual Education" Have a listen to this big tune below.

Lloyd Ft Lil Wayne - Girls Around The world

UK Soul Spotlight - Ewing

Listening to Ewing's EP is like a spray of cold water on a hot sultry day: at first it's a surprise but then you feel refreshed. A talented musician with an INDY award behind him as released an EP that indeed is soulfully refreshing. Ewing showcases a broad vocal range and musically it's a great listen. This is not an RnB EP dressed up as neo-soul – this is the real deal.

It took me a while to get into his sound; but something that grows on you, tends to stick in your head. He reminds me of artists that were not concerned with constantly sounding perfect, but really let go within their music, and I believe Ewing achieves this. This guy is a story teller, and his song writing skills are fantastic.

I have Now on replay – the bonus track on the EP, and the live session that follows just proves that this guy knows how to perform. Holding On is another track to look out for; it makes you feel positive just listening to it.

One blurb goes on to describe this Scottish talent as " …a modern day Marvin Gaye…". Definitely keep a look out for Ewing in the future!

Review by WordSmith

For more information on Ewing and to purchase his ep click here.

Sheya - Dream Come True Video

As I've mentioned before Sheya is an artist set to make major moves this year, with momentum of her new single "Dream Come True" building a big buzz on the underground UK RnB scene, the video is now on the MTV Base feature "Spanking New Music" so look out for it on ya big screen. For now check it out below.

For more info check out her MySpace

Friday, March 7

UK Soul Podcast

The latest UK Soul Podcast featuring interviews with Terri Walker, Abanah and L-Marie is now avaialble. You can listen to the new podcast by visiting the podcast section of our MySpace page. The podcast is also available for download at

For further information on all the artists please visit:

Terri Walker - MySpace

Abanah - MySpace

L-Marie - MySpace

Boys II Men gig review - Birmingham Symphony Hall

Wow, so after all the drama of moving house ended with it all falling through 2 hours before I was set to sign the contract, I'm back at last!!

I've seen Boys II Men twice before. The first time was at the Hammersmith Palais 2 years ago which was a really nice intimate gig, then the second time at the Hammersmith Apollo with Joe and Brian McKnight.

This time was the first time they've ever come to Birmingham and it was in the mighty Symphony Hall. For all of you who've never been there before, as the name suggests, it's usually used for classical shows and was designed to give the best sound quality you could possibly get for a building that size!

Tickets sold out for this gig incredibly fast and I was lucky enough to get tickets, although I was in the nosebleed section!

While it wasn't really reported anywhere, the support act was Anthony David, best known for his cover of Level 42's 'There's something about you' which you might have heard on 1xtra or seen on MTV Base before. He has 2 albums out, '3 chords and the truth' and 'The Red Clay Chronicle's. Anthony came on at about quarter to 8 and performed a number of tracks from both albums, guitar in hand. The crowd - a mostly pop crowd - while quiet, seemed to really enjoy a few tracks, especially 'there's something about u' and his cover of Bill Withers - Lovely Day at the end. Anthony was on for about half an hour and then went out the back to sign copies of his album on the merchandise stand (I bought my second copy of Red Clay Chronicles and got it signed, expect to see my interview with Anthony David online in the next week or so).

I was really impressed with the stage setup. They had a small box stage, candles all around and a big video screen in the middle with a live band behind (which we never saw).
Boys II Men came on at about quarter to 9 and performed:

On bended knee remix - original
4 Seasons of Lonelinessx
Tracks of my tears
Just my Imagination
Reach out I'll be there
Please Don't Go
Colour of love
Water Runs Dry
I'll make love to you (during which they gave roses out to the crowd)
A song for Mama
End of the Road

The Encore was Motownphilly again.

During each track they had the video playing on the main screen which was a really cool effect, did a little dance routine and 90% of the tracks were live instruments which really added to the experience as this was the first time I'd seen them with live instruments.

The only real downside is Shawn Stockman struggled with a few of the high notes which I've noticed in previous concerts too. He's still an amazing singer though! Shawn really kept the crowd entertained in-between songs too. There was also a lack of a warmup DJ, instead there was an old school CD on repeat which was a shame.

Wanya Morris is an absolute beast on the mic, he was belting out note after note and really is one of the best live singers I've ever heard!

If you can make any of the remaining shows (and if they aren't sold out) you really need to experience Boys II Men live. It really is one of the best concerts you will ever see! Don't miss your chance to see these legends of R&B!

Up next....Dwele at the Drum in Birmingham on 29th March!

Currently listening to Anthony David - There's something about you

Monday, March 3

The 1Xtra RnB Show With G Child

Once again another big 1Xtra RnB Show for you to go online and listen back to. I played new music from Timbaland's artist - Keri Hilson plus hot new UK RnB from Sheya and that proper big tune from LeaLea Jones.

Listen back HERE

Check out the full tracklistings below

Cherish ft Young Joc – Killa (Virgin)
Janet Jackson – Feedback (Def Jam)
Janet Vs Britney - Gimme Feedback (G Child Refix)
Taio Cruz – Come On Girl (Universal)
Snoop Dogg – Sensual Seduction (Geffen)
Chris Brown – Picture Perfect (J)
Bow Wow ft Omarion – Hey Baby (Sony BMG)
Missy Elliottft Ciara & Jay Z - Ching A Ling (Atlantic)
El Rae - Body To Body (Flash Inc)
Usher ft Ludacris – That Girl Right There (Sony BMG)
Sheya – Dream Come True (CDR)
TheDream - Ditch That (Def Jam)
Keri Hilson – Get It Girl (Mosely Music Group)
Cheri Dennis – Spaced Out (Atlantic)
Lloyd ft Ludacris - How We Do In The A (Sho Nuff)
Nicole Scherzinger ft T.I - Whatever You Like (Interscope)
Bow Wow & Omarion Ft Cassidy & Soulja Boy - Girlfriend (Remix)
Chris Brown ft T Pain - Kiss Kiss
Chris Brown vs Soulja Boy - Crank That ( G Child Refix)
Trey Songz ft Lil Wayne - Cant Help But Wait (Remix)
Mary J Blige Ft Lil Wayne - Just Fine (Swiss Beatz Remix)
Charlie Wilsonft T.Pain – Super Sexy (J)
Aynzi Jones – Had Enough (CDR)
Teedra Moses ft Jadakiss – You’ll Never Find (TVT)
LeaLea Jones – Oh My (CDR)
Dele – Ex (Skyone Productions)
Gemma Fox – Voicemail (Fox Ents)
Cheri Dennis – Portrait Of Love (Atlantic)
Mariah Carey – Touch My Body (Def Jam)

BET UK Launch Party

Over the weekend American TV network BET launched their brand new UK station at Cafe De Paris in London's West End with a special performance from the one and only Alicia Keys. Of course there were loads of celebs and key industry figures in the place, check out some pics from the event.

Musiq Soulchild up in the house!

Soulja Boy makes an appearance. Thanks to Hella for putting her big finger in the way!

UK RnB Legend Omar

This is my Nottingham lil sis Natasha aka Hella, watch out for her music industry insiders DVD coming soon.

Overall it was a heavy event, I'm actually watching BET right now and I have to say this American Gangster programme is proper interesting. Look up a guy called Tookie Williams, big time gangster/nobel peace prize winner.

BET is on air now via Sky Channel 209