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Yoad Nevo

Yoad Nevo
In the urban heart of London, sonic craftsman Yoad Nevo is a master at work, producing and mixing music at his state-of-the-art Nevo Sound Studios.

In the urban heart of London, sonic craftsman Yoad Nevo is a master at work, producing and mixing music at his state-of-the-art Nevo Sound Studios.

It’s here that Yoad worked his magic on the Pet Shop Boys’ acclaimed ‘Yes’ album, Goldfrapp’s hit ‘Strict Machine’ and Sugababes’ classic ‘Freak Like Me’, as well as countless other chart topping singles and albums by artists diverse as SiaMobyMorcheeba and the DandyWarhols.

Yoad’s extensive discography ranges from producing hi-octane pop tunes by Girls Aloud to mixing underground, electronic pieces by Air or club hits including Sophie Ellis Bextor‘s ‘Murder on the Dance Floor’.

His artistry lies in his ability to give everything he works on a slick, future-perfect finish – be it pop, electronica, rock or anything he feels has ‘that special thing’. Yet he’s always sensitive to the artist’s vision, always offering a unique insight on what is right for a song.

The thread running through his multi-genre discography is what captures the essence of Yoad’s sound; it’s a crystalline precision and tightness with prominent synths and a big beat that characterises his sonic wizardry, and which has secured his place as one of the most in-demand Producer/Mixers in the industry today.

Yoad started playing guitar aged ten and quickly moved onto recording his own music using a Revox reel-to-reel tape machine, three microphones and an old drum kit. By his mid teens he was producing and engineering music for other people too. As a multi-instrumentalist with a razor-sharp technical mind, his eagerness to explore how machinery and computers could manipulate traditional instruments grew into an aptitude for making sounds that push boundaries and take music further.

The result is Yoad’s very individual approach to making music, which takes a 360-degree perspective. He’s been inventing and developing plug-ins for Grammy Award winners Waves, and his registered patents, his book ׳Hit Record – An Inside Track To Music Production׳ and his popular webinars have paved the way for other producers and engineers.

Yoad’s artistic sensibility combined with innovative techniques make his productions stand out, while his personality and talent have made world-class artists such as JemBryan AdamsDave Gahan and Giggs, among others, choose him as their creative partner, trusting that he will breathe life into their music.

With over thirty #1 singles, more than fifty Top 10 albums and over sixty Top 10 singles worldwide, Yoad Nevo has gained the trust and respect of the musicians he is working with – and the best is yet to come.

Casscade – Finesse

Casscade is a Rapper/Songwriter emerging from North West London’s Stonebridge. Casscade is a tough-rhyming rapper whose approach is equally effective melodically as he has a vibrant tone that is accompanied by the mind of a skilled writer. What inspires this sound is real life experiences, emotions and moods. He released his debut mixtape “Beyond The Eyes” in 2015 which was a special release exclusive to SBTV and supported by Jamal Edwards himself.

Since then Casscade has gone on to release projects “Only For The Summer” and “Curse Of A Creative” which were premiered and featured by the likes of RWD mag, LinkUpTV, GRM daily. Having already received support from Charlie Sloth and Annie Nightingale all on 1xtra with tracks harboured on his last project “Living In The Moment” – Casscade is definitely experiencing an upward spiral on his journey and on a sure pathway to success.

Casscade’s EP “Method To The Madness” is set to be the next body of work to be released in 2018 with the lead single “Sexy” released in April. His latest release ‘Finesse’ is currently available on all digital platforms and is definitely one for the summer. Having lived in one of London’s most notoriously dangerous areas, Casscade has definitely seen his fair share of tough times. Yet rather than become a reflection of the criminal stereotype, he turns the negative influences into illuminating the brighter side to life and the great parts in life.

Family. Love. Party. “I just always turned to the music to vent or just keep me occupied. However I think what really pushed me to become an artist was my upbringing and background.” Coming from a strong Caribbean background, “Sound-man” is the term the community use for a DJ. Casscade comes from a musical family, where both parents are DJ’s and regularly perform on local radio stations. Music was already flowing through his blood from as young as the age of 7 years old. Being brought up in this environment, Casscade developed DJ’ing skills and would be found behind the turntables selecting hot tracks and being the “life of the party”. However it wasn’t until the age of 13 years old that he made the decision to start writing his own music.

The dream is to hopefully one day be blessed to perform on Coachella’s stage, “If I had the opportunity to perform with any artist it’d probably be with Kanye West. He’s definitely an inspiration to my music and I just appreciate all the time and effort that goes into his live shows.” With that being said, Casscade is definitely an artist moving in the right directions to achieving his career goals.

Casscade
Casscade is a Rapper/Songwriter emerging from North West London’s Stonebridge. Casscade is a tough-rhyming rapper whose approach is equally effective melodically as he has a vibrant tone that is accompanied by the mind of a skilled writer.

Skai – Hooked

Skai

New Haven born Skai has officially returned after a brief hiatus and big move from London to New York. She’s back and ready with her new single Hooked. Accumulating over 20,000 views on Soundcloud, with a collection of oft-praised R&B/soul numbers – Rick Ross-inspired ‘Thugs Cry’ featuring Lil Wayne, the indecisive introspection of ‘Trust Issues’ alongside Bueffard Mallary, sexy slow jam ‘Pieces’, and the uber-submissively yet playful ‘Action.

She has received a plethora of high-profile kudos – and certified stamped approval – from 6-time Grammy Award winning producer, Jimi Kendrix (Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne), DJ Blazita (Jay-Z 40/40 former resident DJ in NY), and DJ Bedtyme (Remy Ma Official DJ).

Skai
New Haven-born Skai – has officially returned after a brief hiatus and big move from London to New York. She’s back and ready with her new single Hooked. Accumulating over 20,000 views on Soundcloud.

All Faces – Summer In London

All Faces

All Faces is a pop/folk band from London. Lead by singing duo Ben and Daphne, the group formed in 2017. The band’s music relies heavily on the singular texture the mix of their voices creates and on meaningful songwriting.

Benjamin was born and raised in Paris. After having started to play the guitar at age 15, he quickly became involved with several bands, getting to play in notorious venues in France: The Bataclan, the New Morning, The Alhambra, The backstage and others.
He moved to the UK to attend the British and Irish Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) and met Daphne, with whom he would eventually form All Faces.

Daphne was born in Paris and lived in multiple countries like South Korea and Belgium before moving back to France. Her passion for singing started at age 12 and only grew stronger. By age 16, she had performed in many renowned Parisian venues and then moved to London to pursue her career. She enrolled BIMM London in 2016 and met Ben with whom she formed All Faces in 2017.

Influenced by the likes of Vance Joy, The Lumineers, Bon Iver and Simon and Garfunkel, they managed to achieve a distinctive pop/folk sound with a strong identity. Experienced performers, they have played in venues like The Troubadour, The Hoxton Underbelly, and The New Morning in Paris.
After meeting with the production team at The Record Label in October of 2017, they immediately started to work on their debut EP. Their first single “The Oaks” is a folk ballad that was released on April 15th and has already reached 22k streams on spotify. It was followed by their second single ”Summer In London” on May 18th, released with a lyric video. This track is the perfect summer tune that will transmit its happy vibes and make you dance all year long.
Their eponymous EP will be released in June and will include ”The Oaks”, ”Summer In London” and 2 other exclusive tracks.
They will also be performing at the Acklam Village Market on June 2nd and at the Workshop on June 22nd.
All Faces
All Faces is a pop/folk band from London. Lead by singing duo Ben and Daphne, the group formed in 2017. The band’s music relies heavily on the singular texture the mix of their voices creates and on meaningful songwriting. 

Rayon Nelson – You Don’t Know My Name

Rayon Nelson

The Captivating and soulful vocals of Rayon Nelson has ushered in praises despite being independent. With such eclectic influences from Jamaica, London and Suffolk, his music portrays inspiring themes which are brought to you in a fusion of styles. The singer and songwriter who has just released a second EP ‘YUNG SOLO’, was shortlisted for Glastonbury festival 2013, performed at Isle Of Wight Festival 2014, featured on BBC Introducing and BBC 1Xtra whilst remaining unsigned and unmanaged. His leading single ‘Memories’ taken from the EP has already authentically earned over 170k streams on Spotify and have been featured in numerous blogs.

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Rayon Nelson
The Captivating and soulful vocals of Rayon Nelson has ushered in praises despite being independent. With such eclectic influences from Jamaica, London and Suffolk, his music portrays inspiring themes which are brought to you in a fusion of styles.

Bri Tolani – Don’t Let Go

Bri Tolani

Bri Tolani described as “Breathy Kate Bush meets Sarah Barthel vocals and fluorescent lush radiance come at us like a fusion of M83, Chvrches, and The Jezabels.” – I Heart Moosiq.

“With their own unique blend of neon pop and electronica that would effortlessly fit into any John Hughes soundtrack!” – The Daily Listening (Pick of the Week)

“Ethereal vocals come together with intense synth pop melodies.” – Diamond Deposit

‘Easy Line’ is the debut single from Sol Flare and the perfect introduction to their 80s-inspired electro pop. Euphoric synths, a driving beat and glacial guitars provide the perfect backdrop to a soaring, soulful vocal. The single is released on XX April via iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp.

After moving to London from Australia, Dominic Wood began the project collaborating with guest vocalists. It soon earned them their first official release with ‘Silver Moon’ on Global Underground’s Electric Calm mix by Trafik.

The collaborations solidified when Dom met singer Jenny Jones.  Having previously supported The Cure and New Order with Cumbrian rock five-piece Birds vs Planes, she easily gelled with the new 80s inspired material.  They were later joined by guitarist Matt Marlow who brought his collection of effects pedals and love of shoegaze from his previous bands, The Prison Library and Waiting for Winter.

With the lineup complete, Sol Flare have received airplay from 6 Music, Amazing Radio and BBC Cumbria for their tracks ‘Not Holding On’, ‘Find You’ and ‘Hide’, supported the likes of Dream Wife, Lisbon Kid, EKKOES and Empathy Test, and played the Blue Dot and Kendal Calling festivals. The band also recently filmed a session for London Live to promote the single along with live dates across the UK.

Bri Tolani
Bri Tolani described as “Breathy Kate Bush meets Sarah Barthel vocals and fluorescent lush radiance come at us like a fusion of M83, Chvrches, and The Jezabels.” – I Heart Moosiq.

 

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“Delicate acoustics, haunting harmonies, blazing finales, beautiful melancholy, a breath of fresh air.” The Cutaway are an alt-folk-indie band from Wimbledon, London.

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Hailing from London Town. This is Shanty ‘stomping bass, soulful hooks and party vibes’, with cross influences ranging from Soul, Electronic and Hip Hop embedded in the shanty sound.

Already championed by reggae don David Rodigan of BBC Radio 1 Xtra the eclectic outfit’s modern twist on classic roots reggae has seen them appear at prestigious UK music festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Secret Garden Party, Leopallooza & dozens more. They’ve shared the stage with genre-mates The Skints, Prince Fatty and Neville Staple of The Specials, who they kicked off their 2013 tour supporting.

After spending the past year touring club shows & summer festivals the band came out of the works with their debut EP titled ‘Leave Me Out’. The EP was recorded at the infamous Sawmills studio in Cornwall, known for hosting the likes of Oasis, The Verve, Supergrass and The Stone Roses.

Shanty are already treading in the footsteps of giants. This emerging band of reggae brothers look set to make a solid impact on the scene with this highly anticipated debut.

“ones to watch” – M Magazine, PRS

“A very talented young band of players…” – David Rodigan, BBC Radio 1Xtra

“Band Of The Week” – Fred Perry Subculture

“everything you’d expect from a nice, slinky contemporary reggae band – horns a plenty, an abundance of bass and chilled rhythms guaranteed to put a smile on your face…an absolute gem” – Louder Than War

‘Leave Me Out’ – OUT NOW!

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Talitha Cross aka Taliwhoah heralds from London/England with a distinct flavor of Hip Hop & RnB, yet other genres richly blend in with her unique style, now living in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Talitha was born into the foundation of Reggae Music to mother Toyin Adekale, father Slim Linton aka Klearview Harmonics, aunty Sandra Cross and Godmother Maizie Williams (Boney M).

To the entertainment world Taliwhoah comes as a bundle of energy and gifts as not only a singer/songwriter but also a dancer/choreographer, amongst her other Entrepreneurial talents. Her warmth will welcome you as she floats through the pumping beats that will move you to dance, as she brings you into the world of TALIWHOAH.

Taliwhoah is currently filming her music video for both tracks and putting the finishing touches to her album. 2012 has started to be a busy year for Tali as plans are in place for her to tour the UK, Europe and Africa, so catch her whilst you can.

Her debut hip-hop and R&B, EP featuring tracks like “Love Soldier” and “I Just Wanna…” are already in the making. Not one to be pigeon holed, Taliwhoah, says “the category is simply ‘MUSIC’.

“I’ve always been a lover of reggae music and find that there are not enough young people, carrying the flag for reggae, especially Lovers Rock. I’ve told my mother time again, that no matter what other genres I do, reggae is always close to my heart, so it’s fitting that Lovers Rock should be my first. Hope you like it.”

Open you ears and hearts to Taliwhoah as she brings you her debut as “BEAUTIFUL” & “LOVE SOLDIER” coming real soon.