Hello, are you there? Are you ready for a summer song with dance-pop appeal and island rhythm? Jax Jones wants to be your go to hip shaker with “Ring Ring,” a collaboration with London-based singer Mabel with a feature from New York City’s Rich the Kid.
The English producer is no stranger to chart success. His breakout “I Got U” with Duke Dumont reached No. 13 on the Hot 100 in 2014, and he’s held strong with solo productions “You Don’t Know Me,” “Instruction” and “Breathe” in the past year.
“Ring Ring” has a certain richness to it, a sensual depth to counterbalance the catchy pop hook, a definite groove to get things heated as the sun goes down. Rich the Kid, who you can catch this summer at Hot 100 Fest in New York, also helps out on the chorus.
Jones released “Ring Ring” with a playful visual that’ll have you reaching for the snacks. Enjoy the guiltless ear candy below.
Some singers bring it from the heart, some from the gut. When Dermot Kennedy lays into a lyric, his voice unites both regions, and the result is utterly expressive. The Irish singer-songwriter, who learned his craft in the shadow of heroes such as Glen Hansard and David Grey (two other artists who know about wearing their heart on their sleeve) is becoming more and more expert at calibrating drama.
As his 2013 EP ‘Dancing Under Red Skies’ indicated, his songs strive for the epic, and they often attain their goal. 2016’s “”After Rain”” resonated with lots of listeners – check those Spotify numbers – and his inspired production (tempered with hip-hop elements) on the ‘Doves & Ravens’ EP is giving his folk-pop essence a bit more muscle…and earning him lots of new fans as well. Passion is key to the young singer’s approach. You’ll see it immediately in our DSCVR performance of “”Glory.”” Share with anyone who is looking for the real deal.
Arsenal have unveiled their home kit for the 2018/19 season. Puma are once again behind the design of the kit, introducing a red stripe across the white sleeves as well as a “pulse” pattern on the chest.
Arsenal launched the new look with a promotional video on their official Twitter account accompanied by the hashtag #WeAreTheArsenal. The likes of Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all featured.
This could be the last year Arsenal don a Puma-designed kit, who have designed the club’s shirts since 2014, with the club tipped to seal a new multi-million deal with Adidas for the 2019/20 season onwards.
Petr Cech will take on the No 1 shirt, with Hector Bellerin and Mohamed Elneny wearing No 2 and No 4 respectively. Granit Xhaka will also wear his favoured No 34 shirt after wearing No 29 since his arrival at the club in 2016.
Arsenal’s new kit will go on sale from Friday 1 June.
Alexandra is giving a big clapback at her critics with a big return to the music scene. It’s 10 years since she won the X Factor and just a few months after wowing with her quickstep, Alexandra is back where she belongs behind the mic and blasting out her incredible vocals. Side note, it’s also 10 years since she did that ridiculous duet with Beyonce. Best X Factor moment ever. Now, a decade on from that incredible performance and straight off the back of her stint on Strictly, the 29-year-old has been beavering away putting the final touches to her album The Truth, which she’ll drop on 16 March.
She’s starting with her first track, Shadow, with a simple and to the point video that showcases her huge vocals. Alexandra said of her new music: ‘This album is incredibly personal to me. I have poured my heart and soul into my new music and it reflects the incredible journey I’ve been through – highs and lows, love and loss. ‘It feels amazing to finally be sharing this album with everyone and I hope they enjoy hearing what The Truth Is.’ As well as new music, Alex announced her first UK headline tour since 2010, starting in September. She’ll be performing at venues across the UK including the London Palladium.
Thanks to Richard Martin Lighting