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Music Class of 2012

Frank Ocean-The Head BoyMr Ocean had the underground on lock for 2011. Part of the Odd Future collective, when he released EP Nostalgia, Ultra, the music scene went wild. His classic soul sound and off-the-wall lyrics made him a favourite, with stars such as Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kanye West and John Legend calling on his production, writing and vocal talents...

Freedom in music – Sarvi

Sarvi is the 22-year-old, self-styled, Persian singer/songwriter from Mayfair. Her ever-growing presence on the UK and European club scene has made her name one to watch for 2012.The new single, ‘Amore,’ and previous single, ‘Stereo Love’ have been playlisted in Chicago and San Francisco, with ‘Amore’ being broadcasted all over Florida by several net radios, and ‘Stereo Love’...

5 of the Best… Jean Shirts

Hands up if you've never seen a jean shirt? Hmm no one? Well I'm not surprised, the 80s are back with jean material being used in everything, rucksacks, snap backs and shirts! Take a look at 5 of the very best of them. River Island 'Blue denim embroidery shirt' £40 Topman 'Denim Ikat Pocket Shirt' £35 Energie 'Lattitude Jean Shirt' £85 Obey 'Coastal' Long...

Miss Flavour 2009 video

Watch the exclusive video for last year’s Miss Flavour 2009 where Melissa Lewars was crowned queen. Hosted by MTV Base’s Kojo the Comedian and Britain’s Next Top Model Annaliese Dayes and with performances by Egypt, Coldsteps & Zest, Cherri V and KHY, this was a night not too be missed. Check out the video below and if you would...

MTV’s “Death Valley”

So here we go with another new series about an outbreak of vampires, werewolf’s and zombies this time set in the San Fernando Valley - heard it all before? Think again…Personally, I'm a big vampire movie/tv series fan even though the whole vampire, werewolf thing has been over done, over hyped and over sold so we were intrigued to...

Ones to watch

Flavour are always hot off the mark when it comes to new creative talent. Here are a few that you should watch out for.THE ILLERSAPIENS Front lined by Mr Man, The Illersapiens are a seven piece hip hop collective hailing from South London that deliver sanguine music with substances of freedom of speech. Famous for their spirited live performances...

Listen: Fifth Harmony return with new single ‘Down’ feat. Gucci Mane

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Following months of speculation and anticipation, the ladies of FIFTH HARMONY release their newest single “Down” featuring Gucci Mane! The worldwide multi-platinum group set off mass hysteria on Monday with the announcement of “Down,” the first of new music since the 2016 release of 7/27.  Ally, Dinah, Lauren and Normani celebrated the release by taking the track straight to the...

Artcha Premieres New Single ‘The Irony’

If you liked North London rapper Artcha’s last single ‘Good To Go’, then you'll love his new single ‘The Irony.’ The track debuted as the lead single from his forthcoming album ‘Experience’ earlier today, and it already appears that a lot of people seem to like it…Very much. But what do you think – is it a hit or miss?‘The Irony’...

Threes a trend: Big shoulders

Every week, Sarah Jane takes on a celebrity trend worn three ways, exclusively for FlavourWords by Sarah-Jane Adams

Stuart Leathem Releases ‘Little Freddie Goes To School’ Featuring Vocals From Freddie Mercury

‘Little Freddie Goes To School’ is the new single from Irish composer Stuart Leathem which features the vocals of singer-songwriter Ester Trousdale and icon Freddie Mercury. The single was premiered at the Official Freddie Mercury Birthday Party at the Casino Barriere Montreux, Switzerland. The track samples two rare Freddie Mercury vocals taken from his original Barcelona sessions, ‘When This Old Tired Body Wants To Sing’ and ‘The Golden Boy’.The release will benefit...

‘He’s Lethal Like Bizzle’: Chip – London Boy [Mixtape]

Judging by his brand new mixtape Chip has proved he is almost certainly one of the best rappers to grace the UK hip hop scene. One can easily dispute that ‘London Boy’ crushes anything ever produced in recent times, but the Grand Hustle Records signee, must be complimented on his growth unleashed on this masterpiece. The highly anticipated mixtape hosted by...

Win tickets to Tongues on Fire: A tribute to the Black Panthers

Sat 11 Sep, 8pm Tongues on Fire: A tribute to the Black Panthers With The Roots, The Last Poets, members of Living Colour, Doctor L and the visuals of Emory Douglas. Music Director David Murray. A unique evening of musical, lyrical and visual pyrotechnics inspired by 1960s African-American radical activism and the revolutionary art of the Black Panther Party’s cultural guru, Emory...

Ali Campbell: surviving the split

June sees the release of Ali Campbell's much anticipate third solo album ‘Flying High', his first to be recorded since splitting from UB40. The album comes after Campbell struck worldwide success in 2007 with ‘Running Free'.Campbell, former lead singer of world-renowned group UB40, experiments with the many genres of reggae music in this album and with ‘Flying High' scheduled...

Alessia Cara talks touring, Taylor Swift and embarrassing moments.

Alessia Cara Interview

I sat down with Alessia Cara at the Dorsett Hotel in London last week and talked about her new album ‘KNOW-IT-ALL’ which is out tomorrow, the 11TH of March. Alessia Cara is ready to take the world by storm; you can catch her in London on the 23rd of March at Brixton Electric.Can you tell me about your album ‘Know-It-All’?A...

Zorsy Channels The Streets of Tokyo With A Beautifully Crafted Soulful/Jazz Offering ‘Insoulate’

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Fusing eclectic influences into a mélange of sonic expression, Sydney’s Zorsy has released a kaleidoscopic new soulful/jazz fuelled single ‘Insoulate’.  The single is inspired from many late nights walking across the streets of Tokyo, the term ‘Insoulate’ is the feeling Zorsy gets when he’s stumbling across small cosy jazz bars which populate the city. On the single Zorsy says, “After feeling...

Waterparks talk Sex, Music and Nandos

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All the way from Houston, Texas Waterparks are finally here in the UK embarking on their headline tour. I sat down with Awsten, Geoff and Otto before their headline show at The Underworld in Camden.  We talked all things from sex, music and Nandos.  I told the lads about the massive queue outside the venue and they couldn’t believe it.How’s...

Dan Marsh New Release Undress

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Influenced by the likes of heavyweight soul contenders Marvin Gaye and Anita Baker Dan Marsh delivers an impactful and passionate experience with his newest single ‘Undress’ which is set to release on the 6th of July 2018. Drawing on a host of personal experiences Dan Marsh sets out to try and break down some of life's elusive questions through his...

Rio Ferdinand Joins LXY’s Fashion Brand

Guys, if you’re looking to enhance your style with a slick, clean cut look then Rio Ferdinand’s new brand FIVE is the one for you. Football legend Rio is keeping it smooth on the pitch as well as off, and with FIVE he has become a fashion icon.Rio has collaborated with Strutt Men, part of the LXY Brand group...

Demarco Love Come Down video

This one is a hot paty tune!! After the US Hit "Fallen Soldier", his collaborations with Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones .. DEMARCO is coming back with a dancehall/soca anthem to keep the summer going till Christmas with a great and fun video made by Jay Will.

Sophisticated Pop Singer Lucy Burke releases captivating visuals for her heart-felt track ‘Stay’!

Lucy Burke Stay Video

Lucy Burke is back again with captivating visuals for her heart-felt ballot track ‘Stay.’ Drawing inspiration from Adele, The Beatles and Etta James, Lucy’s ‘Stay’ is a song that cherishes the precious moments in life.The track was written about those close to her and fearing that precious moments were fleeting.“The lyrics plead for reality to be suspended and the desire...

Lee Clark Allen releases debut single; “I Won’t Tell Myself a Lie”

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As Lee Clark Allen fast approaches his debut EP (Little Rock to be released Spring 2018), he released the first single “I Won’t Tell Myself a Lie” on St Patrick’s day – 17th March - but for Allen it will always be known as his brother’s birthday, releasing the single as a present to reaffirm his admiration for his...

DoctaDee: Stepping Into The Spotlight

When you listen to DoctaDee's music, age is strictly off limits. His expression packs enough punch to keep the listener faithful, and it’s no secret that big things are on the way. Not only is he finally receiving mainstream attention, even award winning Nigerian artist Kas "Fi Mi Le" who has sold over one million records also boasts of...

Kane – The Motion (Acoustic Drake Cover)

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Kane is the UK's freshest R&B talent and has begun the year by covering Drake's 'The Motion' in what could be hard for a vocalist to do. Kane does it with ease though showing everyone why he is next in line for the throne. Next week will see him releasing his next single 'Turn It Up' featuring a King...

Amacoast DVD competition

Amacoast.com is a UK retailer, bringing you more than 2,500 DVDs spread across more than 30 categories. It features a variety of brilliant African American actors, writers, directors and producers, such as Gabrielle Union, Chris Rock, Morris Chestnut, Vivica Fox, Tyler Perry and Spike Lee.Amacoast.com is a platform for the many thousands of Black films that portray broader, more...

DJ Longers’ weekly entertainment round up

DJ Longers, one of the UK's most popular DJs has hooked up with Flavour to provide entertainment news. If you want to keep up-to-date with what's happening here and abroad then keep it locked to DJ Longers right here.Bashy Gets Bashed!! They say the good die young and now it seems the good also get jumped!!!This news came as a...

See the video for Bashy’s first release for 2010: When the Sky Falls

'When The Sky Falls' is the epic new release from Bashy featuring singer Loick Essien.His first release for 2010 is a certified monster. It doubles up as the theme song for the hard hitting futuristic feature film 'Shank'.The track sees Bashy once again hook up with recent Sony/Columbia signing Loick.Directed by Mo Ali this high octane music video...

Enter The Battle

The IndigO2 will be set for action like never before as four giants of the urban entertainment world collide, live on stage! Streetdance vs Extreme Martial Arts vs Breakdance vs Tricking... Its time to Enter The Battle!On 28th November 2010 the IndigO2 (O2 Arena, London) will play host to over 2000 spectators and the worlds top extreme performers in...

Eliza Doolittle: In Your Hands out 14th October @elizadoolittle

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Watch Eliza’s live piano rendition of ‘Waste Of Time’. Eliza Doolittle will release her album ‘IN YOUR HANDS’ through Parlophone Records on OCTOBER 14TH 2013. The album is the follow-up to her self-titled debut which entered the charts at #3, sold over 500,000 copies and spawned the hit singles ‘Pack up’ and ’Skinny Genes’.On the live front, Eliza has...

Celebrity Clothing Lines

Most celebrities are known for their hit records, fascinating videos and publicity stunts that can drive you crazy. However it's their fashion that really gets us talking. With the exclusive designer wear they strut on the red carpet to the customised clothes to flaunt in their videos their sense of style speaks volumes.With their individual styles and signature looks...

Szjerdene-is a name that you need to get onto.

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Living in Amsterdam but originally from Stoke Newington, Szjerdene is a name that you need to get onto. Admittedly it was only early this year I became acquainted with her after hearing her feature on the emotionally stirring Closure by that most mercurial of UK producers Lapalux. While of courser Lapalux's production was seamless (I am a great fan)...