Chase & Status f/ Jacob Banks - "Alive" | Music Video

After taking their latest album Brand New Machine on the road with their recent UK arena tour, the British production outfit Chase & Status bring us some new visuals to accompany "Alive", one of the standout cuts from the LP featuring SoulCulture 13 For 13 certified soul singer Jacob Banks.Read more

Mali Michael - "Wild Things" | Music Video

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Emerging North London talent Mali Michael will have you both hooked and disturbed with the entrancing, bugged-out monochrome video for his captivating, longing single, "Wild Things." Read more

Chase & Status f/ Moko - "Count On Me" | Music Video


Following it's premiere on Mistajam's BBC Radio 1Xtra show back in August, Chase & Status return this morning with the official video for  their ’90s-inspired  single “Count On Me” taken from their forthcoming album Brand New MachineRead more

Chase & Status f/ Moko - "Count On Me" | New Music


EDM production duo Chase & Status have recently been gearing up for the release of their third studio album, Brand New Machine, with the showcase of lead single "Lost & Not Found". Following that offering, they have now set forth another cut from the record, the '90s-inspired "Count On Me." Read more

Chase & Status f/ Louis M^ttrs - "Lost & Not Found" | Music Video

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Chase And Status return with “Lost & Not Found”, the first single from their eagerly anticipated third record and following it's premiere on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show as his Hottest Record In The World the duo unveil the official music video.Read more

Rihanna f/ Theophilus London - "Jump" (Club Cheval Rap Remix) | New Music


After taking a quick break from work to attend events during Paris Fashion Week, Theophilus London is back on his music grind as he hits the studio to work on his new album, as well as taking the time to remix Rihanna's Chase & Status produced album track "Jump." He teams up with French electro producers Club Cheval to put a new twist on the beat as he raps over the song.

Unlike other (lazier) remixes with the artist just adding a quick verse to a song, Theophilus takes the time to do it properly as he raps over the entire track, only using Rihanna's Ginuwine sample hook from "Pony" to tie everything together.

The quirky artist left this message on his Twitter along with the fresh remix; "I missed u. im back and well & loved- download it play it in club email it to ur GF dance on ya bf's Lap."

Theophilus is currently in the studio in France working on his new album, which is set to drop later this year.

Press play below and enjoy!

Rihanna f/ Theophilus London - "Jump" (Club Cheval Rap Remix)

Rihanna - Unapologetic | Album Review

Rihanna became an aggressively focused triple threat this year. Leading lanes in both music and fashion, she also took a step in to the realm of film. And there’s no doubt that the mischievous Barbadian has definitely upped her celebrity stock with the help of a camera or two over the last 12 months. Aside from the Paris Hilton-esque ‘It Girl’ persona she’s been pushing, she’s also been flying the flag for the pop world like no other. Returning with her seventh album, much to the anticipation of her fans, there’s evidence this time around of growth and maturity within Rhi Rhi’s game. Read more

Chase & Status f/ Liam Bailey - "Big Man" | Music Video + Free Download

Brand newness from production super-duo Chase & Status. Following the release of their platinum plus sophomore album No More Idols which featured collaborations with Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal, Clare Maguire, Tempa T, White Lies and Plan B, the subwoofer damaging duo re-connect with singer Liam Bailey (who featured on "Blind Faith") for "Big Man".Read more

Delilah - 'From The Roots Up' | Album Review

Way back in January 2011 (relative eons in pop music terms), 21-year-old singer-songwriter Delilah burst onto the UK music scene, seemingly from nowhere, with a show-stopping vocal performance on Chase & Status' "Time." A powerhouse Drum and Bass track buried at the end of their sophmore album No More Idols (it would eventually become the album's fifth single), "Time" is arguably the best song in Chase & Status's substantial catalogue, in no small part thanks to Delilah and collaborator Plan B's brilliant songwriting.

Having been signed to Atlantic since the tender age of 17, Delilah (real name Paloma Stoecker) followed up her appearance on "Time" by dropping her first single "Go" last summer. With an intelligent interpolation of Rufus & Chaka Khan's classic "Ain't Nobody" (which Khan herself reportedly described as "genius"), Delilah's smoldering, sexually-charged debut caught the attention of BBC Radio 1 and stormed to #17 in the UK Charts -- a significant achievement for a brand new artist on her debut single (which, incidentally, was produced by an outfit with no mainstream previous themselves either).

"Go" set the bar high, both artistically and commercially. It remains the highlight of From The Roots Up and is appropriately positioned as the centrepiece on an album that sees Delilah flit between seductive and vulnerable -- at times, both -- at various points, over production that, for the most part, sounds entirely unlike anything in the mainstream today. Whether on the album's opener "Never Be Another" (which owes debts to Aaliyah's Timbaland-produced "Are You Feeling Me") or the relatively minimalist third single "Breathe" (penned by Delilah when she was just 14), the album is at its best when offering up soundscapes that sound miles apart from pop's modern-day norm.

The rare stumbles come when Delilah flirts with more conventional fare. Even these consecutive so-called failures are relative -- she just about navigates the breezy, upbeat pop of "Only You," whilst the well-written "Shades of Grey" sounds shy and timid in comparison to the singles that preceded it.

Delilah's much-talked-about cover of Minnie Ripperton's seminal soul classic "Inside My Love," the album's most controversial moment, follows the relative calm of the aforementioned two tracks. Miraculously, perhaps encouraged by Mikey J's slinky modern production, the 21-year-old is able to sex up an already infamously suggestive song. It's a brilliant cover, paying tribute to the original without being intimidated by it, and Delilah is one of the few vocalists with the tone to do Ripperton's version justice. As with "Go," the unblushing sexuality is perhaps slightly overwrought, but is balanced throughout with just enough vulnerability to stop the descent into uncomfortable audio porn.

If anything, Delilah perhaps does open and honest better than she does sexy. She's painfully exposed on "Insecure," supported by barely-there production, but it's "21" and "Tabitha, Mummy and Me" that are the most deeply personal; she tears through the latter in particular, bouncing between remarkably controlled and ever-so-slightly unhinged in a stunning vocal performance. There's been some suggestion that she lacks some undefinable soul-like quality, but in reality Delilah emotes on a level far more advanced than some of her more mawkish, show pony peers.

From The Roots Up is a genuinely impressive debut album from a young lady able to write with honesty and vulnerability and blessed with the breathtaking voice to deliver that material sincerely. Whether playing the enticing temptress or singing about loss, pain and regret, Delilah is entirely believable here. Her voice will inevitably receive all the plaudits. Powerful, versatile and unique, it serves as the ultimate vehicle for some outstanding songs on this daring, accomplished body of work. 

It remains to be seen whether she'll stay the distance in a modern-day golden era for British female artists, but by delivering a debut album that actually lives up to all of the hype and promise, Delilah has already done what many of her peers couldn't.

Delilah - From The Roots Up
Released: July 27, 2012
Label: Warner Music
Buy: iTunes UK / Amazon / Amazon UK

Dream McLean - 'Network' (prod. by Chase & Status) | Music Video

British rapper Dream McLean unveils the brand new visual for his latest track "Network." Going for a sinister look, the Essex-hailing MC is seen alongside a rather spooky male character in the black-and-white, horror-styled visual. Read more

Mali covers Bob Marley's 'Redemption Song' [Video]

The voice behind Chase & Status's 2010 hit single "Let You Go" finds his own leg to stand on with this stunning rendition of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song." Read more

Harvey - "They Don't Know About Me" (Chase & Status "Heavy" Freestyle) | Music Video

It would not be too far-fetched to attribute much of today's UK music to So Solid Crew. Bursting onto the scene circa 2000, the garage rap crew influenced much of today's sound. Now, emcee Harvey hijacks Chase & Status's "Heavy" to make sure we are all aware of that fact. Looping Tinie Tempah's "grew up listening to So Solid" lyrics from the recent J. Cole and Wretch 32 assisted "Like It Or Love It," Harvey spits quick fire bars that show just how sick he was and evidently, still is. Spitting blow after blow from the boxing ring, check out the video below.
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The Takeoff Episode 2: Introducing Delilah | SoulCulture.TV

Presenting Episode 2 of SoulCulture TV's original series The Takeoff, focused on highlighting new, exciting and talented artists who are destined for greatness: we now shine the spotlight on North London hailing talent Delilah.
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Rita Ora talks heritage and debut album in new video diary series [Video]

Roc Nation's Kosovo born/London raised singer Rita Ora has been grafting hard for over two years on her debut solo album and is now ready to let the world into her life with her brand new diary series. In the first part of the series she talks about her background and heritage and speaks on working with industry heavyweights such as Drake, The Dream, Tricky Stewart, Stargate and more for her debut album.The video also gives us the first taste of her music with her song "R.I.P." being used as a soundbed. Watch the video below.

Loick Essien covers Chase & Status' "End Credits" [Video]

Sony Music's Loick Essien, who scored a #3 chart smash with his most recent release "How We Roll" covers Chase and Status' 2009 breakthrough single "End Credits".

Loick's eagerly anticipated follow-up single will be a track called "Me Without You", the video for which is being shot in Argentina very soon. It'll be interesting to see whether he can build on the momentum from his recent chart success and head into the release of his album Identity with another Top 10 hit under his belt.

MOBO Awards 2011 Nominations: Jessie J, Adele, Wretch 32 and Tinie Tempah lead the way

The nominations have been announced for the 16th annual MOBO Awards, with the ceremony taking place in Glasgow, Scotland this year on October 5; co-hosted by Jason Derulo and featuring a special performance from Boyz II Men, plus Jessie J, Katy B and Alexis Jordan among others.

Celebrating another year of 'music of black origin' and many of our recent homegrown success stories, this year's nominees include a mixture of expected, near-household names and a host of quickly established newcomers; so-called "Team UK" has had one heck of a year and this year's nominations list really reflects that.

Of course there's the obligatory International Act category but for once, it's truly our own stars taking up the spotlight this year; Jessie J and Adele lead the pack with five and four nominations each respectively, whilst Wretch 32 and Tinie Tempah also nab four each; with all four of them going head-to-head against Chase & Status, Chipmunk, Example, Katy B, N-Dubz and The Streets in a bid to be crowned Best UK Act.

As with all awards shows, there's always some dispute about who's been missed off the list; or dubiously slipped onto it. This year's shocker was saved 'til last, with newcomer Mike Hough up for Best UK R&B/Soul Act - alongside Adele, Dionne Bromfield, Marsha Ambrosius and Omar - armed with his voice and some impressive cover versions without so much as an album to his name. Never underestimate the power of YouTube....

See the full list of nominees below.
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