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Mary J.Blige: how it feels to be ‘Just Fine’

An inspiration, a superstar and a woman we never seem to get tired of.Mary J.Blige has always opened her life to the public, not to enhance her fame, but to show us how to grow stronger from certain situations that we encounter in life.Blige’s story started as a 17-year-old girl who recorded an unrehearsed cover of Anita Baker’s ‘Caught...

Jax Jazer to release latest Hip Hop/House track ‘Squeeze Me’

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Originating from Mexico, Jax Jazer is an eclectic music producer who strays far from sticking to strict genre conventions. His latest single Squeeze Me is a blend of House and Hip Hop released on 9th November. Squeeze Me is his latest project after releasing 3 singles that found him major success in growing his following. One track Split was supported by EDM blog 'We Rave With You' taking his number of...

5 pairs of Free Insidious Movie Tickets to giveaway

The creators of Saw and Paranormal Activity team up to reinvent the haunted-house genre for a new generation with Insidious, paying tribute to such horror classics as The Exorcist, Poltergeist and The Sixth Sense.Renai (Rose Byrne) and her husband Josh (Patrick Wilson) are unpacking boxes in their family’s new home when they first start to sense a sinister presence....

Devlin: Dagenham’s answer to Eminem

Off the mic, Devlin appears far from your stereotypical grime artist. He’s white, with a strong Cockney accent and wears Lacoste trainers. On the mic, however, he is one of the fiercest lyricists with a ferocious flow that has garnered respect from grime heavyweights including Ghetts, Scorcher, Mercston and Wretch 32. His Tales of the Crypt mixtape was critically...

VIDEO: BBC 1Xtra Sir Spyro – Stormin MC tribute from the Nasty Crew

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Sir Spyro played a 30-minute freestyle set with the legendary Nasty Crew in tribute to the one and only Stormin MC on his Friday night 1Xtra show. Featuring: Sharky Major, Hitman Hyper, Armour, D Double E, Ghetts, Nasty Jack, Footsie, Jammer and Sir Spyro on the decks.He followed the set with an interview from Sharky Major, Nasty Jack and Armour. It’s...

Stylefile

Welcome to the first Style File for 2012! I hope everything is going well for you. Last year was crazily busy for me – and this year isn’t going to be any different! I’m studying to be a teacher so I can use my styling and clothes-making skills to teach the next generation. It’s been hard juggling studying, styling and...

Introducing Jim Beanz The US Producer Everyone Wants A Piece Of

A lot of US artists have Jim Beanz to be thankful for giving them hit records including Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Shakira, Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Nelly Furtado, Keri Hilson, Jamie Fox, Jennifer Hudson, Ciara, Justin Timberlake, P Diddy and The Pussycat Dolls. Timberland’s protégée is now working his magic on some UK artists including Cheryl Cole who he produced...

Loraine Ffrench – Shooting for the stars

On the smoke-filled set of the Fstreet video shoot, I immediately spot director Loraine Ffrench. The only female amid a small crowd of men she stands, center of attention. As she watches the action through her monitor, confidently giving instructions, I can tell that this woman is all about her business. So it was no surprise when she told...

MIAMI spyce

Spyce had the pleasure of spending some time in Florida and heading to the chic paradise know as Miami Beach.THURSDAYDine In at B.E.DYour favourite mattress-laden club transforms into a hip dinner hall motel with the debut of this weekly party. Grab a date and reserve an oversize bed for a screening of The Departed, then dig in to the...

Reebok Classics Present: Labrinth

Last week the Flavour Team headed down to the Old Vic Tunnels in Waterloo to see Labrinth perform live to an intimate crowd, showcasing songs from his forthcoming album. The night was held by Reebok who sure know how to throw a party.  The humid tunnels were lit up with lights, art installations and a very nice complimentary bar. The dance area...

BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Cameo presents Summer Love Festival

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The annual music event is fast becoming one of the biggest Summer festivals in Europe and this year DJ Cameo brings the most exciting line-up EVER to be seen in Ayia Napa, making the Summer Love Festival top of the party calendar for music lovers around the world.  The event which is held on Makronissos Beach sees over 4,000 people attend each year to enjoy music...

HARROWYN – Bombs Away

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HARROWYN is the brainchild of artist Ryan Grainger, who set out to create music that blurs the lines between the edge of electronic music and the grit of the alternative scene. HARROWYN can be seen as Ryan’s fulfilment of a kaleidoscopic creative vision - a way to escape from reality and express the artist’s whimsical and rebellious instincts in a...

Roni Size finally drops some new music.

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From Rudimentals, to Disclosure, to Sigma to every producer or act plying the successful trade of dropping drum’n’bass loops or tracks for some of the hottest tracks out right now, few can doubt the importance of Bristol born, Roni Size the dj and producer who made the genres acceptable to middle England.While (it can be argued) other dance scenes...

Future Flavours #5 Rudi Zygadlo

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So Future Flavours is back again after said writer (me) took a little break where I rejuvenated, re-invigorated and realized that I could not wait to get back and check out some fresh talent. So here we go with Future Flavours #5 Rudi Zygadlo who certainly brings something quite different.Before we get onto her the regular look at music news....

Future Flavours bringing it fresh for November

Ok so this will be the penultimate Future Flavours for the year.Got to say congrats to Rita Ora (who featured in Flavour recently) great look for her after winning a MOBO?Anyway let’s roll in and once again a big thanks to all those that supported and re-tweeted the last edition of Future Flavours, keep spreading the word and supporting...

J Brook-Game On

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The music scene in the UK is flourishing and rather than a particular area being known for music it’s all four compass points that have a fair share of talent. To that effect let’s head to North London, the home of the Gunners and check out the scintillating talent of J Brook. The singer/songwriter actually played for Arsenal’s girls’ football...

Mila J is made in LA! @MilaJ @JoeWa113r

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Mila J is an American singer-songwriter & dancer from Los Angeles, California who is making a huge wave overseas in the US right now. The singers latest release comes in the form of an EP titled "Made In L.A". The title has a cool link to the songwriters identity with each first letter spelling out her first name -...

Fat Joe: Jealous Ones Still Envy

Terror Squad Founder & CEO Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartagena is gearing up to release his highly anticipated 9th album Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 J.O.S.E 2 on October 5th, 2009. His salacious new single “Aloha” featuring Pleasure P and Rico Love claimed the #2 most added to urban radio within two weeks of its initial release. J.O.S.E 2 along...

Lady Lykez – I Love My Butt [Lyric Video]

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Badoom Badoom! Lady Lykez is back with her new banger I Love My Butt. The track is about her celebrating her female womanly curves, and boy does she love 'em!"Growing up I got a lot of attention on my butt - everyone always made comments when I was walking down the street or out. I've always been happy with my shape but...

In Time: On Blu-ray and DVD

How would you survive in a future where time is money and, unless you can pay, life stops at 25? What lengths would you go to for one extra day? Step into this world when In Time, the imaginative futuristic thriller, arrives on Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD on 27 February from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.In the year...

Interview with singer Amelle: ‘Love (Is All We Need)’ by Adam J Feat. Amelle & Nightcrashers is out now !

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Former Sugababes member Amelle Berrabah has been working on her first solo album ever since. We got to sit with the lovely Amelle, DJ/Producer Adam J and the Nightcrashers to discuss the newest release of the hit single 'Love is all we need' and find out what’s next in the pipe line.Such a pleasure Amelle, a lot must be...

X Factor: Week 16, Semi-Finals Recap

Reality kicks in as we realise that - a mere 4 months ago, the X Factor semi-finalists entered the competition back in summer, filling out a simple application form, thinking ‘Ahh what have we got to lose...’Now someone has the  chance to win a recording contract, change their families lives forever,  a 2011 tour, and  Christmas...

Kid Vishis talks about his new album, making music and why hard work and dedication beats talent

Releasing his new album, Timing is Everything on 22 July, Kid Vishis, aka Rap Genius and younger brother of Slaughterhouse’s Royce da 5’9”, has been working hard in the studio to produce that old-skool hip hop sound for people who miss his groove. Why is now the right time for you? When I first started rapping I went from high school...

The Resistance – not just a name

Daz Dua is the main man behind The Resistance; a group of artists who aim to produce much more than just music. The philosophical approach to their work has more in common with a Shakespearean sonnet than your average Hip-Hop track and the group maintains a methodology that focuses on overcoming obstacles to keep on striving. He recently sat...

KA Drinks and Grime Daily present the Rated Awards

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Here’s a quick post on a new music award ceremony being launched by KA Drinks and Grime Daily called the Rated Awards. Celebrating artists from the ‘urban world’, names like Kano, Ghetts and Fekky will be performing some on point sets. The Rated Award ceremony obviously seeks to elevate those from the ‘urban sector’ who may have been overlooked by...

Introducing: Mahalia

Over at FlavourMag, we want to introduce you to a bright young star – Mahalia. Mahalia was brought up surrounded by music and was already taking up her place on the stage at open mic nights by the age of 12, portraying true performer qualities. From then on, the singer has continued to rapidly build a reputation within the industry by...

Fusion masters Levingstone drop killer future soul ‘One Up’ track

Fusion masters Levingstone have dropped their very highly infectious Future Soul, Jazz & Rock track ‘One Up.’ ‘One Up’ is the first track released by Levingstone showcases a spectacular introduction of the band. It showcases their effortless fusion of genres on top of some lush harmony.“It’s really a song in three parts, and each part represents an element of the sound...

Shontelle: The island girl on breaking free, working with Rihanna and Derülo, and how a gamble paid off

Waiting in her dressing room while she’s on stage rehearsing for a later performance, I find myself flicking through the TV channels, nervously waiting for her to join me. When eventually introduced to Shontelle, I steel myself for the interview and extend my hand in a formal greeting... but instead, the Bajan beauty pulls me into an enthusiastic embrace!...

Soul Independence: Liberated

Soul Independence: Liberated showcases the very best of independent soul artists lovingly put together on one album with a special bonus track from Grammy Award nominated Syleena Johnson- The Makings of You with Syl Johnson’s legendary Band. Artists have been carefully selected in the months leading to this incredible release and the independent label have expressed how they are ‘continually...

EXCLUSIVE: Introducing the Kooly Bros

ATL, Georgia has done it again! Another hot act is emerging out of the city, and why should we be watching them...??? Because we said so! Meet The Kooly Bros. Who Are You? Producer and vocalist, G Fresh. Rappers, Wes The Mess and Sanders. G Fresh and Saunders are brothers who migrated to the States nee Switzerland and settled in a...