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One Liners: Chief Keef, Future, Ezra Collective, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 8 June 2022

Chief Keef


Partisan Records has signed the Ezra Collective and announced the release of the outfit’s first single for the label, ‘Victory Dance’. The label’s MD, Zena White, says: “We are so proud and excited to welcome Ezra Collective to our roster. Having been fans of their world class musicianship for years, we are so happy to bring their music and message to our daily work and can’t wait to support them in the next years of their flourishing career”.

Proper Music has announced a new logistics deal with the UK division of classical label Naxos Music, which will see Proper “oversee storage, picking, packing, delivery and cash collection” for Naxos in the UK and Ireland. “This agreement will allow Naxos Music UK to continue its focus on sales, marketing and promotion of its distributed labels, in the knowledge that its logistics is in safe hands”, says Naxos Deputy CEO Matthias Lutzweiler.



BMG has announced a partnership with Chief Keef around a new label called 43B, which somehow stands for ‘Forget Everybody’. It’s actually a partnership between the rapper and his longtime label RBC Records, which BMG acquired in 2018. Says Keef: “43B has been a passion project of mine for over a year and I’m ready to give artists that are changing the game a label where they can really succeed”. The new label’s first signing is Atlanta-based rapper Lil Gnar.



Future has released the video for ‘Puffin On Zootiez’, from his latest album ‘I Never Liked You’.

Graham Coxon has announced that he will publish a memoir – titled ‘Verse, Chorus, Monster!’ – on 6 Oct. Publisher Faber promises “an intimate, honest reflection on music, fame, addiction and art by one of Britain’s most iconic musicians”.

Regina Spektor has released new single ‘Loveology’. Her new album, ‘Home, Before And After’, is out on 24 Jun.

Charles Watson has released a new version of his song ‘Going Places’, featuring comedian Mae Martin on guitar and vocals and former Guillemots frontman Fyfe Dangerfield on piano. “I think when we were talking about doing something together initially Mae was going to direct. I’ve been trying to convince Mae to just make a whole record. The world needs it. We ran through a few video treatments and just playing the song in a studio was the one that really excited Mae, so then we were like, ‘Let’s re-record it with you singing!’ It was a really fun day”.

Hatis Noit has released new single ‘Inori’. The track is built upon a field recording made a kilometre away from the Fukoshima nuclear power plant. “It was the first day that local people who used to live there were able to come back to their hometown”, she says. “The next day I went to take a field recording of the ocean, which would become the base for this song, as even after a disaster like this, the ocean remains the ocean”.

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