Simon Wilcox and Shridhar Solanki met in London by accident. But theirs was a beautiful accident and another chance meeting in Los Angeles led to the creation of their critically acclaimed single, ‘Northern Lights’, which made it’s debut in the Twilight Saga film, Breaking Dawn. This was followed by the pair’s debut EP ‘King’.¬†‘Flames’ is the first of many new tracks to come in 2014.
Wilcox and Solanki’s musical mission is to put forth a little more beauty and light into the world. Full of positive energy, love and optimism, their songs resonate with that moment at dusk when the last few brilliant rays of sunshine refract a Cider Sky.
Believe Digital along with¬†Deezer, Soundcloud, Urturn, Musicmetric and Midem invite you to an informal drinks bash with some of the leading companies in music and technology.
Believe Digital is a leading digital distributor and services provider for independent artists & labels, now with over 20 offices worldwide. We provide trade and digital marketing services; comprehensive video management; synchronization service; online social media strategy; and much more.
Representatives from Believe will be attending this year‚Äôs Midem and would be happy to meet you. Get in touch if you would like to discuss any of our services.
Artist:¬†√Āsgeir Release:¬†In the Silence Label:¬†One Little Indian Records Genre:¬†Jazz – Contemporary¬†
Iceland’s biggest music export since Bjork releases his breathtaking debut album translated to English by John Grant. √Āsgeir¬†has supported Grant and Of Monsters & Men on tours in 2013. ‘In The Silence’ is one of the year‚Äôs best debuts; stand-out singles King & Cross, Torrent and Going Home are backed by beautiful album tracks such as ‘Higher’. At just 21,¬†√Āsgeir¬†has become a sensation in his domestic music scene and is on his path to become¬†a huge new star.
Artist:¬†Jonny Winston Release:¬†JW Label: Stab In The Dark Records Genre: R&B – Comtemporary
21st Century Soul. That’s the term that best describes Jonny Winston. The JW EP is a melting pot; four songs that are a mix of soul, acoustic, electronic, bass and house, an example of what happens when you grow up listening to Dre and Al Green, to loving Stevie Wonder and digging Underworld. Jonny’s SB:TV debut is a “stripped bare” version of Flatline from the EP, showing his guitar skills and putting that voice right out there, a voice that makes this EP stand out in today’s pop-soul RnB crowd…
Artist:¬†Wanda Davis Release:¬†Where Did You Sleep Last Night Label: Secret Stash Records Genre: R&B – Funk & Soul
Spine-tingling, deep cover version from the ‘Minnesota Queen of Soul’, pretender to Sharon Jones crown.¬†In 1969 Wanda Davis recorded her one and only record, ‘Save Me’ B/W ‘Take Care’. It has since become one of the most collectible soul records on the planet, regularly fetching over $1,000 online. In the years since ’69, Davis has kept her chops up in the best possible way, at church. ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night’ finds this rediscovered soul sensation performing a haunting, soulful rendition of a classic murder ballad dating back to the late 1800’s, later popularized by Leadbelly.
Artist: Grum Release: In Love Label:¬†Heartbeats Genre:¬†Dance – House – Big Room
Following on from the huge success of ‚ÄėEverytime‚Äô, championed by everyone from Annie Mac to Pete Tong, and the Mixmag Single of the Month ‚ÄėThe Theme‚Äô, Grum returns with ‚ÄėIn Love‚Äô the third single to be taken from his forthcoming album ‚ÄėHuman Touch‚Äô on ¬†Heartbeats. Topped off with remixes from Barrientos and Brett Gould, ‘In Love’ is a huge release! The Scottish producer once again marries his love for underground house sounds with an innate talent for producing laser-guided melodies. The result is a head-rush inducing combination of pianos, synths, beats and bass and a track that stands out and sparkles like a diamond on the grimy floor of a warehouse rave.
The Winners for the 14th Latin Grammy Awards have been revealed!
We‚Äôre pleased to announce that Believe has had a number of key acts from Nacional records featured across a handful of categories in this year‚Äôs list of nominees for the Latin Grammy Awards, and a proud winner.
Artist: Zara McFarlane Release: If You Knew Her Label: Brownswood Recordings Genre:¬†Jazz – Contemporary
This wonderful new album by Zara is already being received as the UK jazz album of the year by many.¬†Recorded for Gilles Peterson‚Äôs Brownswood Recordings label, ‘If You Knew Her’ is a more ambitious collection that draws from many more influences: from the deep spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders to dub and reggae.
Artist: ¬†Sonny Wharton Release: Pandemonium Label:¬†Skint records Genre:¬†Dance – House
Sonny Wharton offers his follow up to Raindance, an old school dance floor banger ‘Pandemonium’ supported by Fatboy Slim, Kiss FM, Piemont, My Digital Enemy, Freemasons, Mihalis Safras and many more.¬†Pandemonium launches into the year with that familiar sense of euphoria lifted from the piano riff, whilst opposing vocals battle it out between the sexual balearic warmth provided from the female, and the earthy electro touch from the robotic vox. A great start to what is set out to be a very promising year for Wharton.
Artist:¬†Melvin Taylor Release:¬†Plays the Blues for You Label:¬†Isabel Records Genre: Blues – Chicago Blues
He may well be the most talented guitarist to come along since Stevie Ray Vaughan.¬†Melvin’s unique sound and outstanding performance skills continue to thrill and entertain audiences around the globe. Originally recorded in 1984, ‘Plays the Blues for You’ is a¬†cult blues album of the Chicago based “volcanic guitarist” (New York Times) – Featuring¬†Lucky Peterson.
ZZK Records, one of Latin America’s most innovative and exciting record labels, is putting Peru’s underground on blast with the release of Animal Chuki’s debut release, ‘Capaciu EP’.¬†After years of releasing music from Argentina, all the while tediously scouting the rest of the continent (and world) for those experimenting the most daringly with Latintronica, ZZK Records is proud to introduce Peru’s Animal Chuki.¬†
Post Tropical¬†by¬†James Vincent McMorrow¬†is available now! Having been named¬†Album of the Week¬†by¬†The Sunday Times, Amazon Mp3 and Zane Lowe on BBC Radio One, the LP contains singles such as ‚ÄėGold‚Äė which was Zane Lowe‚Äôs Hottest Record¬†last week and ¬†hit Hypem’s top 15 most popular tracks on Twitter on the 1st day of release.¬†¬†‘Cavalier’, the lead song from the album also made it to Hypem’s top 10 most blogged about track before being featured ¬†in the ¬†BBC6 Music Playlist.¬†¬†McMorrow’s¬†haunting second offering is therefore definitely not something to miss.
Artist: James Vincent McMorrow Release: Post Tropical Label: Believe Recordings Genre: Alternative
James Vincent McMorrow releases his second album ‘Post Tropical’ via Believe Records in the UK and Vagrant Records in the US (The Hold Steady, PJ Harvey, Edward Sharpe). The new album was born on a pecan farm half a mile from the Mexican border- a collection of sounds and ideas brought to life in rooms where the low frequencies of passing freight trains vibrated in the studio, briefly disturbing the birds in the rafters. And like most new ideas, ‘Post Tropical’ is hard to describe. It requires attention and engagement. It seduces you towards hidden depths.
Artist: ¬†Anushka Release: Never Can Decide Label:¬†: Brownswood Recordings Genre:¬†Dance – House
Songs with the laidback charm of ‘Never Can Decide’ are why Anushka are on course to make a load of new friends in 2014.¬†The Brighton-based duo made up of producer Max Wheeler and singer/songwriter Victoria Port¬†distill its charms into 4.33 of bubbling effervescence.¬†Victoria’s heart-torn lyrics twist and turn over the vicissitudes of romance. Meanwhile, Max’s production brings to mind the dusty soulfulness of Moodyman, the futurism of Jacques Greene not to mention a hint of pop-wise love songs of Brit electro classics like Freez’s ‘I.O.U’ or MJ Cole’s ‘Sincere’.
Singer/Songwriter Nadine Kramer of the Cologne, Germany band Johna came to Los Angeles to work with Norah Jones producer Peter Malick. The result is this powerful 3 song Mini EP, ‘Break The Silence’.¬†Johna maintains a busy touring schedule throughout Europe, and is looking forward to their second US/Canada tour in 2014.¬†Break The Silence features ex Ozomatli, and present Wallflowers drummer Mario Calire, Blood Sweat & Tears bassist Jon Ossman.
Artist:¬†Kidd Kidd Release: Middle Finger¬† Label: Reallionaire /G Unit Records Inc. Genre: Hip Hop
‘Middle Finger’ is the new Kidd Kidd¬†track from the upcoming EP ‘Street Fame’, which will feature: 50 Cent, Problem, J Cole, Lil Wayne. ¬†
Artist:¬†Jae Mann Release:¬†Minerals Label:¬†Kilamanjaro Music Genre:¬†Hip Hop
Jae Mann’s debut EP sees him stride over grimey wordplay and soulful reminiscence with ease –¬†“The flow is unexplainable, it’s like I don’t need to breathe”. He blends together¬†soulful Golden-Era Hip-Hop and rapid fire Grime artillery.¬†Production from the venerable Teeza, Sivey, Myke Forte and Executive Producer Chemo.¬†Features on SBTV to support the release.
Artist:¬†Lucatwana Release:¬†Bluestown Label: Bad Life Genre:¬†Dance – House – Deep
The next act destined to join Brighton‚Äôs prestigious alumni is Bad Life‚Äôs new signing Lucatwana. There‚Äôs little info on the mysterious duo, however from the accomplished nature of their super-contemporary house stylings, one could hazard a guess that they‚Äôve done some pretty big stuff before.¬†‚ÄėBluestown‚Äô¬†is super stylish, forward-thinking house music.
Following on his last two hit singles, ‘Virgo Cluster’ and ‘The Sky’s Gonna Break’, Smooth is back with his third album single from his debut LP ‘Leap of Faith’, due out in the Summer of 2014. Showing a darker side to his game, ‘Drone’ shows the versatility off Smooth’s productions with its hard-hitting, techy beats. On the flip side, Smooth teams up with his Telekinesis partner Markoman for a triplet banger with ‘Kronos’.
Artist:¬†Neguim Beats Release:¬†Sweet Life Label:¬†Darker Than Wax Genre:¬†R&B – Hip Hop
The trendy dance label, Darker Than Wax releases ‘Sweet Life’ by Neguim Beats. Typical sounds are tastefully woven together, resulting in an incredibly emotive and ambient soundscape. Shaking off expectations of the tropical, South American percussion based samples, he tastefully relives the omnipresent nostalgia of jazz – blithe stabs of keys and notes resonating with earthy, full-bodied snares. Neguim Beats evokes an innate connection with the listener, fast becoming an anomaly in the relationship between artistes and fans.