#Playlist: March 2016

An amazing YouTube and Spotify playlist of all the songs we’ve featured during March 2016!


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Hey Muzik Speakerz!

March 2016 has been another great month and saw us turn 1 year old!

We did an interview with Lucy Spraggan and a review of her show, when she performed in Brighton and did a series of special birthday playlists for each themed day; #MellowMonday#Two4Tunesday#WildCardWednesday#ThrowbackThursday and #FeelGoodFriday.

We’ve had a blast and been so proud to have hit the milestone of our first birthday and coming up next month, should be more interviews and reviews (in particular, Patent Pending…again! But this time, in person; which guarantees to be a massive laugh!) as well as our usual posts to bring you music for each of our themed days.

We hope that you have enjoyed this month’s songs and you can find both the Spotify and YouTube playlists below!

As always, please keep sharing our posts and remember to share your song choices with us by commenting on our posts or talking to us on Twitter and Facebook.


OUR CONTINUED AIM

We’d like to ask you, to go ahead and ‘like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks) and ‘follow’ us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks). Then if you could please post a status or send a tweet to your followers and friends to ask them to check us out, we’d be really grateful! We want to grow this community and we honestly can’t do it without your support!

Lastly, please, please respond to our posts on Facebook or leave comments on each of our blog posts with your own tracks for each of the daily themes – we want you to share what you’re listening to because we love music as much as you, and we really enjoy finding out about new tunes. Thanks so much!


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#ThrowbackThursday: Labrinth – ‘Earthquake’ featuring Tinie Tempah


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I can’t believe that Labrinth released this song nearly 5 years ago now…and yet it’s still my karaoke song of choice!

‘Earthquake’ is a collaboration between Labrinth (aka Timothy McKenzie) and long-term pal, Tinie Tempah (aka Patrick Okogwu), and it rocketed straight to Number 2 in the UK charts on release! It’s not hard to see why either, the combination of electronica, pop and grime makes for a rather epic sound. I particularly like the choral sounds of Lab’s voice, in the breakdown before Tinie Tempah‘s rap!

What a fantastic song – the video is pretty cool too (check it out below)!

What do you think of this collaboration? Were you a fan of this song when it was released? Is this your karaoke song of choice too? I don’t know about you, but I want the new album now!

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‘Earthquake’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/earthquake-full-version-feat./id509190623?i=509190674


#WildCardWednesday: Mi’das – ‘Too Little Too Late’

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Mi’das (aka Mike Davies) has worked hard to create his own unique blend of soul and pop, which he has combined with his trademark vocals and guitar playing.

His sound has been described as “timeless, but discernably of its time” and he has worked his way from his hometown in Brighton, around the UK and across the pond, to the USA by busking on the street as well as sharing stages with the likes of Jessie J, Rita OraLabrinth and Jamie Cullum.

He has also been featured as an iTunes ‘Ahead of the Curve’ artist in the UK and US, earlier this year.

Mi’das recently released a new music video for the second single taken from his EP (‘Stronger’) called ‘Too Little Too Late’. Mi’das describes the song as being afraid of getting old and regretting not following your dreams and this message is clear throughout the song.

The soulful gospel vibe of the song brings it a uniquely timeless feel and makes for an interesting, intriguing sound. I am genuinely excited to hear what else Mi’das has to offer in the future!

How do you feel about this particular track? Do you think this timeless song has a place in today’s chart? Please show your support and share this link across your social media accounts.

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‘Too Little Too Late’ can be downloaded off iTunes right now! Please show your support for Mi’das, by downloading his latest release – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/too-little-too-late-single/id1001996694


#Two4Tunesday: Sigma – ‘Glitterball’ featuring Ella Henderson & Conrad Sewell – ‘Hold Me Up’

Today we’re bringing you a brand new track from Sigma featuring Ella Henderson (see our previous post about the remix of their previous song, ‘Changing, featuring Paloma Faith) and a great summery song from Conrad Sewell.

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Sigma are going from one featured celebrity vocalist to the next, creating their own path of smash hits and leaving some massive songs in their wake!

The duo consists of Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie, who have so far worked with the likes of Labrinth, Paloma Faith and DJ Fresh and this next release of theirs features vocals of the incredibly talented, ex-X Factor contestant, Ella Henderson.

‘Glitterball’ is such a big-production song with its almost movie-like strings alongside chaotic drum and bass beats, a gospel choir and Ella Henderson‘s fantastic vocals. I’m predicting that it’s going to be a huge hit for them; a new landmark song for Sigma.


‘Glitterball’ is due for release on 24th July 2015 and you can pre-order it now on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/glitterball-feat.-ella-henderson/id997398173


Sigma – ‘Glitterball’ featuring Ella Henderson


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Conrad Sewell recently gained recognition for lending his vocals to Kygo‘s hit song, ‘Firestone’ but he’s also released his own solo song, ‘Hold Me Up’.

The Australian-born singer moved to America to work on his solo project and has worked on a bunch of hit-makers, penning this one with Brian Lee (who’s worked with Lady Gaga and Icona Pop), The Euroz and Lewis Bell. He’s also embarking on the Ed Sheeran tour around Australia.

At the moment, ‘Hold Me Up’ has a tentative release date of 24th July 2015, however no pre-order has been made available yet. When it was released in Australia, the song peaked at 39 in the charts, however I reckon it’ll score a Top 20 in the UK charts, with the right promotion. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this song.

Conrad Sewell – ‘Hold Me Up’

And there ends this week’s #Two4Tunesday! Enjoy them as these are two really great songs! Please don’t forget to share away to your heart’s content across your social media accounts.

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#Playlist: May 2015

Hola Speakerz!

It’s time for another of our monthly playlists! As usual, we’re bringing you both a YouTube and Spotify playlist of all of this month’s featured songs!

Muzik Speaks has been alive and kicking for just 3 months now and it’s still growing fast! During this month, we’ve reached 100 followers on Twitter, and nearly have 100 Facebook likes. We also did our first interview with the awesome Ali Tabatabaee from Zebrahead – he and Ben, both from the band, were so amazing to work with!

This month’s playlist also brought you some excellent tracks from the likes of; Maroon 5, Britney Spears and Nelly Furtado as well as songs from independent acts, like Andy Jordan and Jack Peñate. We also brought you music from newcomers Life Of Dillon, Prides and Ryn Weaver and finally we threw-back of your Thursdays with Wheatus, Five (5ive), Alien Ant Farm and Will Smith.

We hope you enjoy this month’s songs, all taken from our posts throughout May 2015 – Our apologies if some of the tracks are missing from the Spotify playlist – some may not have been released yet and some may have been removed from Spotify by the artist/band.

Note: You can view the whole YouTube playlist by using the dropdown menu at the top corner of the video, or skip a song using the ‘next’ button.


OUR AIM

We’d like to ask you, to go ahead and ‘like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks) and ‘follow’ us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks). Then if you could please post a status or send a tweet to your followers and friends to ask them to check us out, we’d be really grateful! We want to grow this community and we honestly can’t do it without your support!

Lastly, please please feel free to respond to our posts on Facebook or leave comments on each of our blog posts with your own tracks for each of the daily themes – we want to hear what you’re listening to because we love music as much as you, and we really enjoy finding out about new tunes. Thanks so much.


Matt – Muzik Speaks
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#WildCardWednesday: Master Shortie – ‘Dead End’

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This week I’ve chosen Master Shortie as the #WildCardWednesday track. Master Shortie (born Theo Jerome Kerlin) is a London-based rapper who attended BRIT School until the age of 14 and at one time played Simba in the West-End production of Disney’s The Lion King.

This particular song, Dead End, was taken from his debut album, A.D.H.D. which was released back in 2009 and features (uncredited) vocals from none other than Labrinth (Timothy McKenzie). It has a very clear funk rhythm to it with its prominent guitar riff and then Labrinth’s distinct vocals in the chorus.

There were a couple of videos made for this song; the one I’ve chosen is the one which features Labrinth, which you can see below.

What do you think of this track? You feeling the funk as a mid-week pick-me-up? What’s your #WildCardWednesday track of choice?

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‘Dead End’ can be purchased from iTunes now 🙂 – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/dead-end-single/id952246129