Each month, talented artists, producers and label heads working with us in bookings, PR, social media and label services release new tracks, albums and videos. This feature is our guide to the finest sounds that the artists and labels we work with shared this winter.
Long-standing MN2S affiliate Quantize Recordings have made their Christmas release available for pre-order via Traxsource: expect the usual gloriously soulful house vibes that label head DJ Spen’s been consistently delivering for over two decades, with a little festive cheer sprinkled in for good measure. Distributed by MN2S, the compilation features joyful cuts from Jasper Street Company, Bobby D’Ambrosio, David Harness, Jersey Maestros and more.
Hitting No 1 on Traxsource month after month, producer, DJ, label head and MN2S co-founder Moodena (AKA Tim Burnett) has undeniably dominated the global nu-disco scene in 2019. His latest offering, the party-ready Dumplings Over Flowers, offers a new perspective on his recognisably smooth, uplifting sound, serving up the perpetually growing Tropical Disco fanbase another delicious plate of steaming musical dumplings. Dig in.
The track name is a Japanese proverb: it means that someone should value needs over wants, substance over appearance. As in, make sure you have food and shelter before you burn money on something extravagant.Moodena
Hip-hop artist, producer and MN2S PR client Bishop Nehru dropped an explosive freestyle on XXL’s Flex Zone. One of America’s most respected authorities on hip-hop, they described Bishop’s forthcoming full-length project nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts as “a real representation of his versatility, and all of the genres he’s been influenced by, from real rap to jazz.”
Bronx-based hip-hop artist A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie enlisted Lil Uzi Vert for a feature on “Reply”, a track from his forthcoming LP Artist 2.0, scheduled for release in 2020. A bass-heavy love song for the modern generation, this one sees two of hip-hop’s most gifted lyricists rhyme about the difficulty of making real connections through digital communication, boldly exposing their vulnerabilities in the song’s central hook: “If I write you, girl, tell me, would you reply?”
Released under his recently-revived Club Asylum alias, Jeremy Sylvester recently shared a collaboration with Kayleigh Gibson & Onyx Stone that recalls classic UKG while pushing his ever-evolving sound in new directions. Coming out on established house & garage imprint Urban Dubz, “That Vibe” is accompanied by two alternate mixes: the “JS Back2Skool 4×4 Mix” and the “C.A.P 2Step Mix”. These two are bangers, but this one’s a vibe.
Revered house vocalist and producer Robert Owens has contributed to some of the genre’s most legendary tracks, and he continues to lay down instantly recognisable, velvet-smooth vocal takes over quality house music to this day. Most recently, he lent his talents to Riva Starr for her Rejected debut “Searchin'”, resulting in an inspired collaboration that’s everything you’d expect and more.