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Pick Of The Day: Nicole Scherzinger’s ‘Boomerang’

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After becoming the nation's beloved X-Factor judge, Scherzy returns with her brand new single ‘Boomerang’. The track produced by will.i.am sees the former Pussycat Doll's front lady letting her haters know they can’t keep her down. "You can turn me down, you can throw me now. The harder out, the harder I come back around," she sings with willpower on the...

Top Model of Colour crowns its winners for 2010

On Saturday 27th November the Top Model of Colour (TMC) 2010 Grand Finale event was held at Porchester Hall in West London.Top Model of Colour (TMC) is a modelling competition with a difference. It’s been going strong for 5 years and takes competitors from black, mixed, Hispanic and other ethnic minorities who are typically under represented in the...

Everyone Wants A Lil Bit Of Cash

Cashtastic is an artist set to take the underground scene by storm. He may have only recently turned 18, but his music is already punching way above his youthful years.The early guidance and encouragement of an older brother to do music was reinforced by teachers at school, telling the then eleven year old that he had a gift for...

Introducing ‘Homi Syd’ and their debut album ‘Strictly 4 Tha Area’

Sydney Based Duo HomiSYD, have released their debut EP ‘Strictly 4 tha area’ 24th of November via Ditto music. The 14 track album draws attention to the real issues faced in the local suburbs of greater western Sydney through an authentic hip-hop and rap vibe.The Duo explain,Growing up in greater western Sydney comes with its ups and downs, the mixtape...

EXCLUSIVE: OWS talks advice, music and his solo career

If you don’t know who OWS is (you should!), OWS otherwise know as Oritsé Williams from Boyband sensation ‘JLS’. He recently released a hit new single ‘Waterline’ (which is absolutely awesome btw). Check out his new single now! How does it feel to be bringing out music as a solo artist after being in a successful band?It's just very different,...

R Jay releases latest single One Day at a Time

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Upcoming Urban artist R Jay recently released his latest single titled One Day at a Time. One Day at a Time opens up about the struggles people face, inspiring people to take things step by step, one day at a time. Through heartfelt lyrics and original melodies, R Jay gives us a gentle reminder that life is too precious, we must make the most out of every day.Born in the early '90s means that he has...

Jay Sean – Q&A

Jay Sean is in a good mood and he has reason to be. Following a brief hiatus he's back with a vengeance and a hot track entitled Maybe, so sit back as Jay wax's lyrical on why he's fabulous in 2008.So Jay you seem happy, what's good? Loads! Dolce and Gabbana are sponsoring me so I'm getting all sorts of...

What is a Hit Single?

“Featuring the hit single...” We often see several variations of this phrase lumbered on the fronts of album covers and carefully placed in TV adverts as a marketing tactic to bump up record sales. However, this begs the question, what exactly does a hit single mean today, particularly in the context of streaming and the changing landscape of the charts? The...

State Of Play release their ep Talking In Static

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Energy, verve alternative rock, hip-hop with a lead female singer Melissa McAnulty welcome to State Of Play who I like rather like a hot chocolate, with cream and marsh mellows on a rather cold day. Live music is the way forward and this London trio have been bringing huge portions of live raucous energy in and around the capital. Here the...

RnB Artist and Producer Big Chris Announces Release of Newest Album ‘Bad Timing’

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UK based RnB artist and producer Big Chris is set to release his newest album 'Bad Timing' due to become available from 13th April 2017. After a successful release of his last single 'F The World' in Summer 2016, the new album features smooth vocals layered over a distinctive soundscape that sets him apart as an RnB artist. Well known...

Summer of ‘True Love Stories’

Welcome to the sound of summer 2010 – the stunning debut album from 25 year old Londoner Alan Pownallis being released this month.You’d be forgiven for thinking that Pownall – who has toured with Noah and The Whale, Marina and the Diamonds - was just another folk troubadour with an acoustic guitar and a John Martyn box set, but...

London 2012: Olympic Highlights

...Can you feel the excitement? There's been some skepticism and false starts but walking through the Olympic park is magical. Stratford has been transformed into a buzzing hub of people all with one thing on their mind - the games. All around London there is talk of the Olympics.She's been branded the 'face of London 2012' since her heptathlon gold...

The New Era of Twenty One Pilots is here: New Singles, New Album and a Brand New Tour

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Twenty One Pilots have finally broken their incredibly long silence this week after making their eagerly anticipated comeback - concluding their year-long hiatus. Last week, on the year anniversary of the duo commencing their hiatus, subscribers to the Twenty One Pilots newsletter received an email with the subject line "ARE YOU STILL SLEEPING?", including content of a single, mysterious gif leaving...

Mason Parker releases latest single ‘Petey Pablo’

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'Petey Pablo' is the brand new single from 'modern-day renaissance man' Mason Parker. This single was written as a way to capture the essence of coming into your own and elevating yourself to a higher level of living. The single is named after Hip Hop artist Petey Pablo as a way to pay homage to and give honour to the...

Young Volunteers celebrated at the star-studded Vinspired National Awards

Flavour was at the vinspired national awards held at the Indigo O2. The ceremony honours volunteers aged 16-25 who have shown a great deal of selflessness in helping their communities or raising awareness on subjects ranging from cancer to a passion for theatre. The nominees are registered with v, the National Young Volunteers Service and are nominated in various...

A Message Within The Song: YJ – Sophie’s Song

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU4v2bg-A7U?list=PL309846B2453FE07A&hl=en_GB] South London's upcoming lyricist YJ has hit us with a phenomenal track called 'Sophie's Song', taken from his latest EP 'The Message'. The track surrounds the topic of  domestic violence and according to Women's Aid, '1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence' in their lifetime and 'on average 2 women a week are killed by an current or former partner'....

Reggie Yates – The Voice

Reggie Yates is in good spirits - and he has every reason to be celebrating. Since his 1993 TV debut on Channel 4’s sitcom ‘Desmond's’, he has since became a household name.  From presenting 'Top of the Pops', ‘Mobo Awards’, Radio 1's 'Chart Show' as well as appearing in 'Grange Hill' and 'Doctor Who', Reggie’s presence has been unavoidable. His...

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD… @YELLOWSUK

Yellows, 21 year old North London rapper and creator of ‘Cake’ ft. Paigey Cakey, speaks to Flavourmag ahead of the release of his new EP, ‘No Ego’, on 22 September 2014. Tell me a bit about yourself… I’m a rapper from North London 21 years old. I’ve been making music since the age of 13, when I came across Always Recording,...

Sophisticated Pop Artist Siki Daha releases an EP ‘TWO’ – ‘Never Did I’ and ‘Weak’

Sophisticated Pop artist Siki Daha has released an EP twinkle ‘TWO’ which features heart-felt love ballad tracks ‘Never did I’ and African/Fusion track “Weak.’ ‘TWO’ features the two tracks in a completely stripped back raw style, as well as remixed versions.The single ‘Never Did I’ is about a guy Siki had strong feelings for  but due to the circumstances they...

Win a free music lesson with Matti Roots

Are you a budding music talent that would enjoy a free music lesson?Singer/songwriter Matti Roots is offering 3 lucky winners the chance to receive a production lesson, studio session or an introductory instrument lesson.The UK singer has worked with artists such as Terri Walker, Justin Timberlake Vula of the Basement Jaxx and Slum Village and graduated from the...

J Cole: Life and Beats

Where creativity is realised and dreams come true, welcome to Cole World...Before we hit you with the interview, let us give you a bit of a history lesson on Roc Nation-signed rapper J Cole. Born Jermaine Lamarr Cole in Germany to a white mother and black father (who left when he was young), J Cole was raised in North...

OluDre releases “Sikira”

Released on the 17th February, Sikira is a fuji hip-hop creation straight from the mind of OluDre, AKA The Ibadan Boi; A modernised fuji hip-hop crooner who is heavily loaded with excessive firepower. His unique style is an amalgamation of the two worlds he has inhabited. Born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria before uprooting and moving to the U.K’s capital...

Flavour On The Road: Mike Posner in Birmingham

The ladies love him for his smooth Rnb voice, and already he’s on his way to establishing himself, as a force to be reckoned with. Flavour’s Noel Phillips recently headed out to see American singer-songwriter Mr Mike ‘Cooler Than Me’ Posner, while on his mini tour at the HMV Institute in Birmingham. He performed his hit singles ‘Please Don't...

Doing It Well: Amina Bryant Unvelis ‘On My Own’ Video

Ahead of the release of her much-anticipated debut EP, 'Black Cinderella,' rising-singer Amina Bryant is continuing to prove why she is a force to be reckoned with. In actual fact, her latest single 'On My Own' – is a perfect case in point.  Not only does it firmly display her butter smooth RnB vocals but it also shines light on her...

OG Niki Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before

She became an overnight big name on social-networking sites for mostly all the wrong reasons, but it now appears that OG Niki has matured.The Birmingham female emcee received a lot of attention following a video which saw her rapping about her sexual experiences. The video, which went viral and even, ended up in the US saw her revealing some...

Should music videos be rated like movies? Or is it a fuss about nothing? You decide!

Music videos are more popular than ever. Since the launch of MTV in the 1980s they’ve enabled us to connect with artists on a different level. Now there’s constant pressure for them to push the boundaries and keep the audience entertained. Some turn to dance and visual effects, but the sure-fire way to secure an audience has to be...

Radio 1 Legend Annie Nightingale Talks To Live & Unsigned

Annie Nightingale MBE is one of Britain’s best loved and well known radio presenters. She was the first ever female presenter on BBC Radio 1 and is now the stations longest serving ambassador. Playing an eclectic mix of new music on her weekend show, writing for television documentaries and DJ’ing at the biggest festivals in the country makes Annie...

Nike Gets Girls Moving with Street Dance

To celebrate a year of getting girls moving with street dance, Nike Women will be working with Independance who are proud to host the ultimate dance event: b.young-b.supreme. The Southbank Centre will be buzzing with groups of vibrant young women from Urban London communities ready to dance each other off the stage! Eight finalist girl groups have spent the months...

Rian Peters ‘Stereotypes’

Rian Peters propelled into the forefront of the UK’s underground music scene with his first release, Getaway featuring iconic grime artist Wiley.  He continues the momentum with follow up single, Stereotypes - released on October 25th.South London born Rian has been entertaining since the age of three. A singer/songwriter, percussionist and accomplished professional dancer encompassing street and tap.Rian has...

Future Flavours: Lucy Spraggan shows us how to mash it up

Despite the soft strumming and the sweet melodies Lucy's voice flurries through, this lady is not your average acoustic sweetheart. Her bitter-sweet lyrics capture humour, passion and in an instant she's rapping more like Nicki Minaj than Ed Sheeran. You can try and put her in a box but you won't find one that fits this girl's unique style. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHYTzCpo9as&feature=youtu.beLucy...