London might get all the attention, but if we’re going to be honest about this Birmingham can also lay a justifiable claim to at least co-owning the soul of UK Gospel music. Just my two pence, but I know many who’ll agree with that 🙂 Natty Joshia‘s new release ‘Rollercoaster’ ft Shyan is out now, taken from his debut EP Rollercoaster, due March 26th 2015. Here’s … Continue reading New Music – Natty Joshia: ‘Rollercoaster’
Sneaky new release by my friend DJ K (you may know him as marketing professional, web designer, youth worker Kelechi Amadi).
Love Letters was released to coincide with Valentine’s season 2015, and – as a lot of Christians tend to do at this time of year – looks to offer an expanded/alternative view to the popular perception of love.
Over the years I’ve grown slightly weary about the efficacy of our offering these alternatives when the whole world is entirely focused on something else. Do we come across as just being ‘anti’ for the sake of it..?
Is there a more effective way of engaging with mainstream culture than just presenting the ‘Christian Alternative to…’ whatever season we happen to be in at that time…? Continue reading “DJ K – The Love Letters Mixtape (Free Download)”
Even more good UK gospel music for you to check out as the year draws to a close. For the final weeks of 2013 Street music continues to represent strongly, more great singer/songwriter tunes come to the fore and House, RnB and Pop music hybrids are also in the mix. Plus: Afrobeat comes into its own. Let’s get to it: Name: Distinct (follow on Twitter: WeAreDistinct) … Continue reading The Essential UK Gospel Tracklist – November 2013
Ever thought it was impossible to create a music video because you didn’t have much cash…?
This may help…
You may know that in addition to publishing UKGospel.com, I currently present a weekday breakfast radio show on Premier Gospel. A couple of weekends ago I was looking for ways to create a short video to promote the show.
I’ve done lots of audio promos – that’s standard procedure for radio. But I wanted to do more video, as the challenges around using video to promote radio are interesting on multiple levels.
The Essential UK Gospel Tracklist – October 2013
I won’t lie. I could blame a whole host of things for not posting an ‘Essential Tracklist’ in a while, but the truth is that I haven’t found much to excite me in 2013.
Some good stuff has come out this year but nothing grabbed me by the scruff of my neck, demanded my attention, forced me to drop everything I’m doing and get excited about UK Gospel music again.
If I subscribed to conspiracy theories, my take would be that a whole bunch of UK artists decided to leave a whole lot of us UK gospel music fans waiting until the final third of the year before bringing it.
…And bring it they have. Even more exciting is the fact that – in addition to the (pretty much inevitable) stream of Street music that continues to bring a spark to the scene, there’s some intensely delicious Soul, RnB and Singer/Songwriter stuff surfacing.
Anyway here is, in no particular order, some of the music that’s getting me majorly excited at the moment Continue reading “The Essential UK Gospel Tracklist – October 2013”
UKGospel.com Podcast 10 – You Have the Power: What Would You Do For UKGospel…? The first 2013 podcast release from the UKGospel.com team and guests… And (in case you can’t see the photo above for some reason) arguments break out once again over diverse issues including: What the team would do if they were the CEO of the UK Gospel music industry Following the Pope’s … Continue reading UKGospel.com Podcast 10 – You Have the Power: What Would You Do For UK Gospel…?
The Writeway Music camp campaign to keep the good music coming continues… Dwayne (he used to go by the name ‘Rhema’) is one-fourth of Writeway Music (along with Tunday, Presha J and Leke), and this free track is ‘Sun is Shining’ – with his lyrics over the Netsky Drumstep Remix of Rusko’s song of the same name… Listen and download below: EXPLORE MORE Follow Dwayne on Twitter Writeway Music … Continue reading [Free Download] – Dwayne – ‘Sun Is Shining’
New Guvna B Single Challenges Judgemental Apathy You’ve probably seen it in action. I’ve certainly had to stop myself doing it: someone starts off as a hugely passionate Christian. And then they’re not as passionate. Then they might even completely disappear off the radar… So what to do? Write them off, get on my rather high spiritual horse? Or show a little compassion and concern? Guvna B … Continue reading [Video and Audio] Guvna B – Sending One Up
sammy. is back (don’t let the name confuse you – you’ll remember him as ‘Sammy G’) His first release after the widely-respected ‘Plain & Simple’ album is – in keeping with the times – a free download. Once again sammy. has hooked up with long-time collaborator/producer Jimmy James (on ‘The Matrix’), but the 4-track EP also includes new production partnerships: Romez Reacher on ‘The Soloist’, and Karac on ‘The … Continue reading Free Download – sammy. – ‘The Soundtrack’
More free music for your probably already-nearly-full hard drive. This time it comes to you courtesy of London Community Gospel Choir principal and UK gospel music industry veteran, Bazil Meade, and is a lovely acoustic version of an earlier LCGC release, ‘Keep Moving’ ‘Tis niceness! Listen and download from the SoundCloud player below EXPLORE MORE Follow Bazil Meade on Twitter Follow London Community Gospel Choir on Twitter … Continue reading Free Download – Bazil Meade and London Community Gospel Choir’s ‘Keep Moving’