Offset Father of Four Offset has released his long awaited and highly anticipated solo album "Father of 4" on Quality Control Music / Motown / Capitol Records. This is the third and final solo project from the Migo’s trio that's riding on the wave of success from Quavo’s solo project, Quavo Huncho which reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and Takeoff’s stellar album The Last Rocket, which awarded him his first solo single to chart Billboard Hot 100 with "Last Memory".This past year of 2018 was certainly the year of Migos made possible with the release of their sophomore album, Culture II, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, and is now RIAA Certified 2x Platinum with over 5.5 billion global streams along with a sold out arena tour with Drake, memorable moments like performing on SNL and karaoking with James Corden for Carpool Karaoke. The anticipation and press flurry around “Father of 4” seems to be an early indicator that 2019 will be that of Offset’s. Released on 2 x heavyweight yellow vinyl, wide-spined outer sleeve, white inner sleeve. Virgin EMI LP
Collard Unholy 4* Album Review in DIY (April Issue) • 9/10 Album Review in Clash Collard is from another time and place. Newly signed to Lost Ones/ Virgin EMI, Collard has a beautiful, honest album on the horizon, guaranteed to see him head up Ones To Watch lists everywhere. Lead single Hell Song is sexy and raw and (much-like Collard) older than it’s years with it’s 60s/70s James Brown sound The 24-year-old was raised strict Mormon just outside of South London, but his music says otherwise - a sad, sexy falsetto that comes straight from the soul, breaks from traditional structure and hits you in the stomach. Virgin EMI LP
Arno Cost & Norman Doray Together (Remixes) French artists Arno Cost & Norman Doray have teamed up to deliver their vibrant new production ‘Together’, fusing melodic tones to create an 80’s influenced house floorfiller. Showcasing their French-touch inspired sound, the track follows Cost & Doray’s previous collaboration ‘Apocalypse’, which was named as Pete Tong’s ‘Essential New Tune’ on BBC Radio 1. The duo soon followed the release with their anthemic singles ‘Rising Love’ on Interscope Records, and ‘Strong’ on SIZE Records, with both tracks amassing a combined 10 million streams. Having delivered one of the biggest tracks of 2018 with ‘In Arms’, Dutch DJ and producer Ferreck Dawn returns with his rhythmic remix of Arno Cost & Norman Doray’s ‘Together.’ Lacing the original with uptempo hooks and warm driven basslines, Ferreck’s creative reimagining reaffirms his status as one of dance music’s most versatile producers. Dubbed as the "2gether We Funk Remix", Junior Sanchez mix uses distinct synth sounds, chopped vocals and vibrant beats to recreate a for sure fire player of the 80’s disco influenced anthem. DeMoN takes things a bit deeper, serving up a slice of French Touch inspired magic on the 3rd mix of the package. Virgin EMI 12" Pre-Order
Shey Baba Reqiuem LA-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist shey baba releases his masterful debut album ‘Requiem’ on May 10th throughVirgin EMI. In an age when music tends to feel rushed, shey baba is an anomaly. He takes his time. The musician spent two years in relative isolation patiently making what would become his stunning debut album, before teaming up with producers Joey Waronker (Beck, REM) Rollo Armstrong (Dido, Faithless) and mixer Dan Grech (George Ezra and Liam Gallagher) to complete the record. Virgin EMI LP Pre-Order
Emeli Sande Real Life Multi-platinum, award-winning recording artist Emeli Sandé MBE announces her much anticipated third album, Real Life out on June 7th on Virgin/EMI. Recorded following an intense personal journey of self-doubt and self-discovery, Real Life marks a brand-new chapter and with it a bold, confident and fearless new sound. It’s an extraordinary album and emblematic of an artist emerging defiant and powerful. Released on a CD Jewel case and 180g black vinyl, single sleeve LP, printed inner bag, sound of vinyl download card, sticker VIRGIN EMI CD | LP Pre-Order
The Bucketheads Got Myself Together (Ejeca Rework) Celebrating 25 years at the summit of the dance music industry, iconic label Positiva Records is proud to unveil the final release of the Positiva 25 series, EJECA’s extended ‘Got Myself Together’ rework. First made famous by The Bucketheads in 1995, the track quickly cemented a reputation as a staple hit of many 90s clubbers lives. Reimagined with a 2019 touch by EJECA (aka Garry McCartney), the producer laces his own mix with a series of rhythmic bass-line grooves. VIRGIN EMI 12"