At just twenty-one years old, Abi F Jones has already started to make her mark on the music industry. From her Surrey roots, she has managed to hit the top twenty in Norway and had a cut on a major Coca Cola advert. Her debut UK single ‘Burn It Up’ is set for release on 7th April 2014. A feel good melodic pop ballad with a strong uplifting message showcases Abi as a creative songwriter and flourishing artist.
Always looking up to her opera singing mother and multi instrumentalist father, music is all she has ever known. Writing her own material since she was just ten years old she cites strong female power houses Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Cristina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and Beyonce as her inspirations.
Growing up hearing everything from The Beach Boys to Madame Butterfly, her influences are reflected in her songwriting. Creating positive, diverse and uplifting melodies, her catchy and memorable lyrics leave a light hearted and empowered blueprint.
Busy working hard in the studio and planned collaborations on the way with some of the UK’s newest breaking artists, Abi F Jones is serious about her craft. With big dreams and emotional drive, writing and performing is where her heart lies. Abi is a born star. For her, music runs deep and with the backing of her band she is here to let the world know about it.
Debuted Monday night by Mistajam who called it the ‘best thing I’ve heard from you so far’, Toyboy & Robin finally return with some brand new music, this time featuring Nikki Cislyn (Clean Bandit, Gorgon City) on vocal duties for ‘Back & Forth’.
We stumbled across Kwabena Adjepong aka Kwabs and were immediately blown away. This guy is a phenomenal talent and definitely needs your support. Go and buy his EP (it’s only £1.99) and help spread the word about this new music sensation from London.
Announcing themselves on the scene with 2013’s pumping rework of Whitney Houston’s classic ‘It’s Okay’, supported by the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank, Arches return in 2014 with their debut single ‘There’s A Place’, released 7th April via Columbia.
Fusing a forward thinking electronic sound with their love for old school house, Arches is Seba (Moonlight Matters) and Jochen (Sound of Stereo). Hailing from Belgium, the duo take inspiration from ‘New Beat’, a genre of dance music that was popularised throughout the late 80’s and originated from their homeland. ‘There’s A Place’ is an absorbing fusion of genres comprising an electronic soundscape built to shake dancefloors.
Arches live set-up includes the honey-coated vocals of Gustaph (Hercules And The Love Affair), who features on ‘There’s A Place’s’ B-side, ‘Move On’, a driving club anthem complete with euphoric drops and grooving bass melodies. Throw in remixes from Sinden and Russ Chimes and ‘There’s A Place’ is set to be an enthralling debut from newcomers Arches.
Ready to ignite themselves as a major force on the electronic scene, Arches have already been given the nod of approval by The Magician, who personally requested permission to debut Arches material on his legendary mixtape series. Arches returned the favour with a stunning remix of The Magician’s ‘When The Night Is Over’, which has been supported by Radio 1.
With early support coming from the likes of MK, Kastle, Karma Kid, Tensnake, Madeon, Armand Van Helden and Duke Dumont - Arches are ones to firmly keep your eye on in 2014.