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One Liners: Justin Bieber, Frank Ski, Oxide & Neutrino, more

By | Published on Friday 16 October 2020

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Sony/ATV has signed Frank Ski to a global publishing deal. “Frank Ski is a legend in hip hop”, says CEO Jon Platt. “It is no surprise that his talent as a DJ and producer continues to make history, and we look forward to creating more opportunities for his music”.

Oxide & Neutrino have signed a new three single deal with New State Music. “We’ve been big fans of the guys’ work for many years, both recorded and live, so to have the chance to work on some new releases is really exciting”, says New State’s Tim Binns. “UK garage seems to be poking its head above the parapet again right now, so what better way to do that than work with two of the scene’s bona fide dons”.

Mass Appeal India has signed rapper Ikka. “We started Mass Appeal India to give local, talented artists a platform to rise and achieve their dreams”, says company boss Nas. “Ikka is just that, an incredible talent making great music, and I am proud to welcome him to the squad”.



Justin Bieber has released a new single titled ‘Lonely’. The track was produced by Benny Blanco and Finneas. “Benny and Finneas are both extraordinary writers, and it’s been amazing collaborating with them on ‘Lonely'”, says Bieber.

Stefflon Don has released new single ‘Can’t Let You Go’. “For this track, I wanted to lean into my natural singing voice and also experiment with doing some of the melodies in Yoruba”, she says. “The overall vibe of the track is underpinned by a sultry Afro Beats sound. I always love to fuse all of my cultural influences into my work, because I am very much inspired by different parts of the world”.

Chilly Gonzales has published his first book. As you no doubt expected, it is about Enya. “I wrote a book about Enya and the mystery of taste”, he says. “It’s a musician’s memoir and a treatise on unguilty pleasures”. More info here.

Korn have released a video for ‘Finally Free’ from their 2019 album ‘The Nothing’, made in partnership with online video game ‘World Of Tanks Blitz’. “I really like ‘World Of Tanks Blitz'”, says frontman Jonathan Davis. “There are a lot of great tanks in there”.

Public Enemy have released the video for ‘Grid’, featuring George Clinton and Cypress Hill, from their latest album, ‘What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?’

Denai Moore has released the video for ‘Too Close’ from her ‘Modern Dread’ album. She’s also announced that, on 28 Oct, she will perform three songs from the album, including ‘Too Close’, live from the Carl Freedman Gallery in Margate on YouTube.

Maximo Park have announced that they will release new album ‘Nature Always Wins’ on 26 Feb. “I’m so happy we were able to make this album during lockdown, as it’s been a challenging time for everyone”, says frontman Paul Smith. “After almost four years since ‘Risk To Exist’, we wanted to explore new musical territory – for us – without sacrificing our trademark melodic twists and heartfelt lyrics”. Here’s new single ‘Baby, Sleep’. The band have also announced tour dates in June next year.

Moonchild Sanelly has released the video for ‘Thunda Thighs’, from her recently released EP ‘Nüdes’. “‘Thunda Thighs’ is a fun-loving party of sexual expressiveness”, she says. “I want to have every woman knowing every bit of their existence is worthy of being loved and valued. Knowing that you are that bitch. Owning it and celebrating it unapologetically”.

FEMM have released new single ‘Chewing Gum Cleaner’.

Chaii has released new single, ‘Wow (Look At Me)’. “In ‘Wow’ I talk about being in your own lane and taking risks”, she says. “The ‘Look at me, wow’ hook is aimed towards social media culture and how some people would do anything to be seen”.

Herman Dune have released new single ‘Mookie Mookie’. The band’s new album, ‘Noted From Vinegar Hill’, is out on 6 Nov.

Steve Bug has released new single ‘A Concious Machine’. His new album ‘Never Ending Winding Roads’ is out on 13 Nov. “My mindset when making ‘Never Ending Winding Roads’ was completely different to any other project I have embarked on”, he says. “I didn’t have to tour, and instead could focus 100% on writing music without having the dancefloor as a constant influence. This allowed me creative freedom to explore a range of styles and emotions, and as a result, it is the album I feel most satisfied with to date”.

YDE has released new single ‘Stopped Buying Diamonds’. “I came up with the guitar riff and it felt like such a vibe”, she says. “[Co-songwriter] Justin [Tranter] brought up this horrible article about how Gen Z is ruining the economy because we don’t buy diamonds, go on cruises or have nice houses. It’s not that we don’t want these things; it’s that we physically can’t afford them. The song is a commentary on that”.



Bring Me The Horizon have announced that they will tour the UK in September next year. On 30 Oct this year, they will release new EP ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’, featuring collaborations with Yunglub, Babymetal and more.

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