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Erire – Time To Shine

What do Simon Cowell, William Orbit, The Shapeshifters and CamelPhat have in common? They are amongst the slew of Dj artists and record labels, that have worked with London based club diva and singer/songwriter maven, Erire

SGO goes back a ways with Erire, all the way back to the 1990s dance trio 3 Man Island, Rozalla and the longest nights of Rave.

Erire’s new single is ‘Time To Shine’, co-written and produced by Tim Cox (one half of the Rozalla ‘Everybody’s Free’ writing and production team). ‘Time To Shine’ is the perfect celebration of a career stacked with club hits.

The single is out now on all music services – you can stream, buy and download via this link, or listen below.

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Artist Spotlight Releases

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:
Kit Downes

The BBC Jazz Award winning, Mercury Music Award nominated, solo recording artist for ECM Records.

“World-class stature” 

The Guardian

Kit Downes has toured the world playing piano, church organ and harmonium with his own bands (‘ENEMY’, ‘Troyka’ and ‘Elt’) as well as with artists such as Squarepusher, ‘Empirical’, Benny Greb and Sam Amidon. 

He has written commissions for Cheltenham Music Festival, London Contemporary Orchestra, Ensemble Klang at ReWire Festival, the Scottish Ensemble, Cologne Philharmonie and the Wellcome Trust.

Kit teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he himself studied and now holds a Fellowship.

“One of the finest pianists of his generation”

Jazzwise

Photo by Alex Bonney.

Dreamlife of Debris, Kit’s second album via ECM Records, is out now.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:
Maz O’Connor

The singer / songwriter described by The Guardian as ‘one of folk’s brightest young talents’.

“Maz O’Connor’s ace…remarkable songwriting talent…captivating voice”

Q Magazine

Singer and songwriter Maz O’Connor has been described by The Guardian as ‘one of folk’s brightest young talents’. Now based in London, her Irish roots strongly influence her lyrical story-songs, and her pure, clear singing style.

After releasing three albums, being nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Horizon Award twice, and performing at major festivals including The Cambridge Folk Festival, WOMAD and Glastonbury; Maz has spent three years writing and recording her latest album, ‘Chosen Daughter’, which explores the stories of her foremothers, and was released in late 2019.

‘There is an inquiring intelligence as well as an emotional sensibility at work here. . . she plays and sings beautifully”

Songlines

Photo by Elly Lucas.

 

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The Sinclairs – La Venta

“As Rat once said, this is easy listening for the uneasy. As I once said, when it’s cocktail hour in your subconscious, you can’t choose who’s drinking and who isn’t. So, it’s a cotton candy lullaby garnished with tarantulas. It’s when you’re sleepwalking with Santo & Johnny and you wake up in the Roswell Drive-Thru Saucer Wash.”

Billy Shinbone

Their debut album Sparkle is out now via Cleopatra Records.

Photo by Jason Bridges.