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Janelle Monae – a ‘breath of fresh air’

Janelle Monae returns to play a headline show at London’s Koko on September 8.Nothing short of a musical breath of fresh air, the Kansas City born funk-stress will showcase tracks from her critically acclaimed debut album, THE ARCHANDROID, released earlier this month. Having supported the likes of No Doubt, Paramore, Erykah Badu, and Of Montreal in the United States,...

Tobi Sunmola releases ‘Run Free’

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It’s as if somebody crept into my brain when they shot the video to ‘Run Free,’ with its blighted beauty- I know that I find solace and can focus on life’s confusion when I flee to my own urban retreat.As Tobi Sunmola’s silhouette lingers past street art and wires, he holds his own before distant city lights and outlined...

Sydney MC Needham wants to spread confidence with his latest release ‘Watch Me’

Emerging Sydney MC Needham has released a new single spreading confident vibes dubbed ‘Watch Me.’ Needham’s music is direct, punchy and energetic, with a charismatic flow. His single ‘Watch Me’ is about every day struggles that are faced coming up in today’s scene and the difficulty of trying to get noticed when there are so many others around you.With Needham’s...

Matt Wills Live at the Servant Jazz Quarters: Review

Tuesday 26th of May, Matt Will’s had his own independent headline show down at Dalston’s Servant Jazz Quarters, from the moment I showed up to the moment I left, I was in a state perpetual state of ‘gobbed’ ‘cus the energy never let up! They even had a real life owl outside on arrival and that kind of novelty...

Somatic Moon are set to release their latest single Sober

New York-based band Somatic Moon are set to release their latest single titled 'Sober'. From the 20th of December, the song will be available on all major digital platforms. Sober is a heart-wrenching track written about a long battle with addiction. The story of one of Somatic Moon's own members let us into a personal struggle that is certain to resonate with many others. The track...

Charlie Hedges Presents #020 podcast and special feature

Charlie Kiss Fm presents a special podcast for Flavourmag. Hey all, me again! Some of you may have listened to my Charlie Hedges Presents Podcast before and if so - thank you very much and I really hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoy recording them, please let me know what you think on my Twitter and...

Liam Payne talks first solo album, being solo and 1D

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I got the opportunity to have a quick chat former One Direction member Liam ahead of the R1 Teen Awards last night. Liam gave a very special performance and had the whole arena screaming, performing his first solo tracks ‘Strip That Down’ and ‘Get Low’ whilst also giving us a taste of his new single ‘Bedroom Floor’ which was...

Charlotte Devaney unleashes Avocado featuring Rich The Kid – Watch the video

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Producer, DJ, Charlotte Devaney has unleashed the video for her latest track entitled 'Avocado' featuring Rich The Kid. Platinum Selling Artist Charlotte Devaney is back giving us banging beats that will have you bubbling in the club and speaking of bubbling when you see Devaney play, you'll see her dancing, mixing, bubbling and hyping the audience is true DJ energy style.The...

Win Adam Deacon’s favourite Movie Moments

We caught up with Adam Deacon whilst he was out and about plugging Anuvahood, to find out what some of his unforgettable and inspirational moments in movie were. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1As Adam has shown us some moments in film and TV are unforgettable. These are great film and TV moments worth paying for, best seen as their makers intended on 30-foot cinema...

I am Greeds – ‘Volume in Silence’

'Volume in Silence' couldn’t have launched at a better time than now. This album is not one you will listen to once and leave on the shelf but you’ll be able to listen to the tracks more than twice over. It appeals to every area of life, even if it’s not your life Greeds lyrical talent will allow you...

Exclusive: Tom Parker Interview

Tom Parker who you may know from a band called ‘The Wanted’ is now starting a solo career of his own. Tom’s solo career is completely different to what he done within a boyband, he’s not singing but he’s DJing? Yes DJing! Tom is taking his career in a totally new direction.Can you tell me about your new solo...

Music Producer MOZΛRT Announces Release of Debut Album ‘Meditation’

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Music producer and composer MOZΛRT is set to release his FOURTH studio album Meditation, an album that makes a statement about the range of genres this up and coming producer is able to create. After teaching himself to produce for fun back in 2011, MOZΛRT began to develop his sound, working on beats for hip-hop, trap and R&B and now...

Zoe Saldana in Calvin Klein Photoshoot Video

Assisting your body to look great is also part of feeling great about yourself and Zoe Saldana shows how Calvin Klein underwear do it for her. The Takers movie star talks about the concept of adoring natural beauty opposed to changing it altogether with Envy underwear. In this video, we get to look at Zoe working her charm behind the...

‘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...

Deli Bricks featuring Yungen drops I Know

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Deli Bricks featuring Yungen drops I Know his rather tasty street bullet. Deli has been pushing his name into the urban scene after dropping well supported mix-tapes like Rebirth. Collaborations with known names like Fem Fel and Blade Brown punctuate his relatively short time within the scene. Despite that Deli's latest mix-tape Finnesin seems to proudly state that he's an...

Kali Uchis & Doja Cat are 2 artists we are feeling right now

I couldn’t help myself, I had to write this. Kali Uchis & Doja Cat are 2 artists I’m feeling right now. Check them out below and you will see why. Let’s start with the Columbian bombshell that goes by the name of Kali Uchis. Close your eyes for a moment when playing her music and you could think you are listening to...

Notting Hill Carnival 2011: The Best Outfits

Notting Hill Carnival was back this bank holiday weekend, despite rumours that the event might be shut down. Flavour magazine was at carnival and we saw some spectacular outfits that put us plain clothed people to shame.Some ladies left little to the imagination in the name of carnival art.These ladies got down in black with an amazing dance performance. The...

New Music: Context — ‘Small Town Lad Sentiments’

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Picking up from where he left off, Context continues to deliver and showcase his colourful rhymes. Much like his previous effort, 'Small Town Lad Sentiments' is an incredibly polished production with top notch efforts from every angle. Hailed as 'Middle England's Poet Laurette', the MC who’s been compared to Mike Skinner for his carefree flow, doesn’t try too hard...

Is Alicia Keys pregnant?

Before there was just speculation that Alicia Keys is getting married to Swizz Beatz but now the singer's belly bump in these pics has the rumor mills going into overdrive asking whether they are expecting their first child together. What are your thoughts?

Sneak peak a Glee’s Lee Michele’s new album ‘Louder’

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Lea Michele, star of Fox Television’s popular series, Glee, is set to release her highly anticipated debut album LOUDER on March 3rd, 2014. Marking Michele’s career as a solo artist, the album is underscored by the singer’s beloved pop voice, beautiful ballads, and emotionally-driven lyrics. The album is currently available for pre-order now and the lead single ‘Cannonball’ will be unveiled this Thursday December 12th with...

Superfairy releases debut single ‘I Love You’

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Written as a reminder for love and self-love, 'I Love You' is the upbeat debut from new band Superfairy. 'It is a song singing to those who need to be loved, and reminding them that everything will be alright" explains Alania, the frontwoman of this mythically inspired new pop band.https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Y296IH0jHy65oGSu17juzCurrently working towards their debut EP, Superfairy takes their name from...

The Digital Age

Flavour connects you to all that’s in and online now...Twitterati: US rave, rap, being blocked...This month’s Twitterati is Janice Spence who you can tweet @madnewsblogWhen did you sign up to Twitter? I signed up in July 2008, but started tweeting like a maniac in early 2009.Why did you join Twitter? A US-based friend was raving about it and said I should...

Junior Brat’s ‘Smell of Success’

Junior Brat has officially arrived. Releasing on July 28th, ‘Smell of Success’ is set to explode into the ears of the UK music scene with a whole host of irresistible hooks.With the help from his cousin and Olympic medal hopeful Jeffery Balogun, Junior brat and was able to successfully fund for his music videos and resources to enable him...

Dizzee Rascal drops brand new single with Skepta ‘Money Right’ + announces new EP out September 14

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Dizzee Rascal today releases massive new track ‘Money Right’ featuring the one and only Skepta. The first new track to be heard from Dizzee since his acclaimed sixth studio album RASKIT, ‘Money Right’ is a collaboration between two grime heavyweights, exchanging killer verses over David Sylvian’s piano riff from ‘Night Porter’ by Japan, which was also used by Ray Keith...

Unlocking Sydney Blues Singer Gareth Jay @Maggietra

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Gareth Jay is a Sydney Blues artist with raw talent with his live looping, intricate guitar skills and his passion for the Blues. He’s a perfectionist, growing up he had to listen to his step father yelling at him to stop playing the same thing over and over again on the guitar. Luckily for us he never listened, and...

Nominations announced for Limelight, East London’s Oscars

The films nominated for Limelight Film and Arts Awards 2011 have now been officially revealed. The 2011 round of the annual short film competition saw the highest submissions to date, with high quality standards of films.Nominees have been invited to attend a red carpet Oscar style awards ceremony attended by hundreds of film makers and personalities from the...

Melanie Fiona: on the road to success

She's Kanye West's protégé and has also been tipped to breakthrough in 2009 by Perez Hilton; Melanie Fiona is on a mission to conquer your hearts.Fiona's debut single ‘Give it to me right' is set to be released on June 15. The single, which samples the Zombies classic ‘Time of the Season', has been getting widespread support across UK...

Lay Z Brings Us Lobster

Lay Z is a grime MC affiliated with BBK. He has recently just dropped his Lobster EP which is 9 tracks deep and features Scratchy from Roll Deep, P Money, Footsie from Newham Generals and more. Shireen from Flavour talks to him about the EP, how he met BBK and started to make music with them, Lord of the...

Fastest man on earth ‘Lightning’ Bolt wins Laureus World Sportsman of Year Award

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt - the fastest man on Earth - is the winner of the 2009 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award, after his sensational performance in the Beijing Olympics.Bolt receives the world's most prestigious sports Award from Laureus Academy members Michael Johnson and Edwin Moses.'I'm delighted, it's an an honour to succeed such greats...