Artist Feature: Sonna Rele

Compound Entertainment –  Sonna Rele is a London based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist signed to Motown Records by 3x Grammy winner, NE-YO. After discovering Sonna while perusing her captivating and heavily followed ‘Music Monday’ video clips on Facebook, he immediately brought her to the renowned music label. “There is a quality about Sonna’s voice that lingers in your ears after she performs a song. Her musicianship … Continue reading Artist Feature: Sonna Rele

M.I.A.’s a “Bad Girl”

M.I.A. goes hardcore in the music video for her latest single “Bad Girls.” No surprise there because the ‘Paper Planes‘ artist has always taken things up a notch when it comes to her videos. She’s definitely not average and that makes her stand out in something where others might not, creativity. Check out the stunt packed video and tell us what you think. By the … Continue reading M.I.A.’s a “Bad Girl”

Street Style face-off: Toya, Marcella, IN3GUE

   1.) Toya from Jamaica in black tube top, leopard print belt, black Clutch, and orange pants by Jae Jolly. 2.) Marcella from New Zealand in a gray Forever 21 sweater, faux fur vest, pleated mini skirt, black rocco Alexander Wang bag, and embellished silver pumps. 3.) IN3GUE from London in a yellow seater from ASOS.com, H&M black leather zip skirt, Alexander Wang bag, and studded leopard loafers … Continue reading Street Style face-off: Toya, Marcella, IN3GUE

Kelli-Leigh says “I Am Here”

If you’re like us here at EY then you probably missed soul singer Kelli-Leigh‘s “I Am Here” EP launch party held at the Favela Chic in East London on Tuesday. It’s much better to enjoy her lives in person but watching the videos can make up for that a little. Check out Kelli’s performances of all the songs off her EP. My favorites are “I Am Here,” “Missing You,” and “Never Change.” Which is yours? Continue reading “Kelli-Leigh says “I Am Here””

I wish to “Remain Nameless”

Florence + The Machine had this really addictive track on the deluxe version of their “Ceremonials” album and I just had to post it here as the Song of the Day. Since hearing “Remain Nameless” for the very first time, I’ve been unable to forget or even stop listening to the song. It completely took over my soul and I’m not sure I want it to go away. This is a sensual and passionate track; a little more on the urban, electropop side but this band is experimental so nothing surprises me. Listen and enjoy, then continue to see my interpretation: Continue reading “I wish to “Remain Nameless””

2011 British Fashion Awards Arrivals

The Annual British Fashion Awards was held in central London’s Savoy Hotel on Monday, and aside from the night’s biggest winners, the event also brought out some big names in the fashion and entertainment industry alike (too bad I don’t know who most of them are). Check out some of the pics below:

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[Review] The Saturdays’ “On Your Radar”

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By Kai

My initial impression of The Saturdays was a group that delivered soulful, soft rock, sensual pop music. I had no idea they’d be a modern day electropop, dance act. Anyways, fast forward to the present and you’ll learn of their ten top 10 singles and an ever growing international fan base of devoted fans. Indeed it’s fair to say they’ve achieved moderate success since their debut in 2008 with “If This Is Love.” However, my only memory of this group is 2010’s “Missing You.” And now, putting all those accomplishments in their homeland aside, has The Saturdays managed to deliver a solid return with their 3rd studio album “On Your Radarand possibly get the attention of the rest of the world? Only a review will tell. Continue reading “[Review] The Saturdays’ “On Your Radar””

[Review] Florence + The Machine’s “Ceremonials”

By Kai

Florence Welch has always looked wickedly intriguing to me. Her songs are otherworldly, encompassing unimaginable depth and substance. The one that piqued my interest the most was 2008’s “Dog Days Are Over,” but to be honest, I never took the time to check out her other stuff until now. Florence has once stated that she wants her music to sound like throwing yourself out of a tree, or off a tall building, or as if you’re being sucked down into the ocean and you can’t breathe. I don’t know whether I should be frightened or fascinated by that but it certainly makes you want to listen to what she has to offer. “Ceremonials” is the second release from Florence + the Machine and I can tell you right off that the music truly overwhelms you with emotions. The sound is completely different from the usual, and that makes it so interesting. While I’m not exactly a fan of the spooky kind, I can appreciate a good work of art if it appears to be so. Continue reading “[Review] Florence + The Machine’s “Ceremonials””

Natasha: “Fashionista on the rise”

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Model, blogger, photographer, and traveler, you name it, Natasha Ndlovu is that and more. This uncommonly beautiful young lady caught my attention recently while I was browsing the net and I couldn’t help but notice her awesome style. Aside from being a fashionista, Natasha is quite the versatile and diverse one. This London-based all-rounder studied Visual Arts in Canada, attended school in Paris for a year, then finally settling in London. She demonstrates classy, chic, trendy, and edgy outfits like no other. Ndlovu carries so much swag that is far beyond suffocating. I expect to see big things happening in the near future, which includes a blossoming fashion career and more public awareness as long as she keeps doing what she’s currently doing, utilizing the power of blogging about fashion. Check out a few samples of her coolness below. There’s intensity and attitude in her style and poses: Continue reading “Natasha: “Fashionista on the rise””

Zemmy Momoh- African songstress

Hailing from the motherland with a sweet-soulful voice that could make  a snake come out of its lair is none other than Zemmy Momoh. She is a London based songstress with Nigerian roots who says “I’d put my sound somewhere broadly between Sia, Dido, Sade and Maroon 5.”

Without further ado, read more on her!

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Spotlight – ROX

Meet ROX, an English soul singer and songwriter who made her solo debut in 2009 with the song “No Going Back“. She was also selected in 2010 as HMV’s “Next Big Thing”, and later went on to perform at London’s Jazz Cafe. Rox cites Lauren Hill, Sade, Joni Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, and Alanis Morissette as her musical influences.

Roxanne Tataei was born in Norbury, London to a Jamaican mother and an Iranian father. She started singing in church, while living with her grandparents.  Continue reading “Spotlight – ROX”

Charlie Browne’s ‘Putting It On Everything’

Charlie Browne is a London born Soul, Urban Pop singer, songwriter and producer. He keeps his music commercial and current, but always with a real soulful edge to everything he creates. Charlie has written alongside many musical talents in the industry, and it’s his unique approach that sets him apart from the rest.

With a mixtape out, and a debut album on the way, Charlie Browne is a name that will definitely secure its place in the music industry. You can put that on everything!

Check out our exclusive interview with Charlie below, and be sure to support his music.

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Charlie Browne’s 10 Quickies

UK’s finest Charlie Browne is on the verge of launching an international music career, and with his talented skills in songwriting, producing and singing, he’s certain to do just that. Being influenced by music since a young age, Charlie is determined to get his name out there, and prove that he’s got the swagger, style, and much more to be the next best thing.

2011 is going to be Charlie’s year. So be sure to prepare yourself to be blown away by this strong wave of natural talent!

Check out Charlie’s 10 quickies below, and learn a little more about this talented entertainer:

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Music Tastes’ Like 4FLAVA

Talent, beauty, and sex appeal are what mixes together to form ‘4FLAVA’; an urban pop and r&b group straight out of the UK. With their amazing stage presence, killer performances and vocal abilities, one cannot deny that 4FLAVA is a breath of fresh air within the music industry.

These ladies are aiming to reach international status, and with their hard work, determination and confidence, they’ll definitely make an impact as great as En Vogue or Destiny’s Child.

So are you interested in these 4FLAVAs? Then read the interview for more. Continue reading “Music Tastes’ Like 4FLAVA”