We Plug 2 Y.O.U... Belle

OK I have been very very naughty because I've been sitting on top of this feature NOW for about 4/5 weeks and I do apologise (and then you say, 'Save it! You always Apologise! You Never Mean It!') and I do mean it this time... Music this good should never be sat on OR slept on SO please don't sleep on this one...

I wanna introduce you to Ms. Belle Moore-Benham or better simply known as Belle, UK-Based (Originally from the mighty HUDDERSFIELD) Soul & Jazz Singer/Song-Writer with just the right hints of Trip-Hop... This passionate artist & consumate performer in Belle has seen her grace World-renowned venues & gigs in the UK such as The Jazz Cafe, Proud Galleries, The Royal Court Theatre Bar & The Walthamstow Festival to mention but a few. From the jump, Her music captivates you and you seriously do NOT wanna switch her off... Something about this woman's voice just oozes So Much Soul...

WHat you just heard was 'Crazy Little Thing' and I am so in love with this song!

OK I'll actually stop talking NOW & let you hear something from Belle! Production on this is courtesy Requiem and does Belle ride this well or not? I know all my #neo-soul heads are bopping to this one & my #trip-hop heads are feeling the vibes too... Trip-Hop does come to mind as the musical arrangements kick in BUT it does have that 'neo-soul' vibe to it, doesn't it? That is all her doing, trust me! She takes the music wherever she wants with it & does it brilliantly... Something about her voice on this record though... it's soothing, it's sensual... it's Quality!

SO we're gonna jump right in to another record from this Requiem & Belle collaboration after the jump, let's see what you think?

That one's titled 'To & Fro', how are we liking this one? There ain't nothing better than some downtempo music to chill-out to on a fine Sunday afternoon though! Actually this record works on any day of the week in my opinion... Listen to what Requiem is doing on the background though... that futuristic/alien electronica sound that starts off the arrangement? Yes that one!!! How does he do that? It's f**king beautiful! & what about this Belle woman though? She just sounds SO effortless... SO minimal & it just comes out beautifully! It's #goodmusic

We've got one more record for ya... Check it!

That was 'Delicious Delicacies' as produced by DJ 2Tall... This is my favorite record from the 3 records we've featured today... I dunno why but I see a rapper on this production, it just sounds so 'Hip-Hop' to me BUT I hear Belle completely own this record & I cannot wait to hear the E.P when it comes out... I cannot get enough of this record though, when I first received it, I couldn't stop playing it. There's something about Belle's voice, it's easy on the ear BUT it also holds your attention, it's beautiful... it just is! That #beautifulmusic is Belle!!!

Ofcourse I'd love to hear your take on this amazing woman and the records you've just heard so please leave a comment for us & for her too...

Until the Next Time...

Peace, Love & GOOD Music!!!

We Plug G.O.O.D Music Radio Session #3

The week is about to end and boy am I glad, definitely looking forward to the weekend. If you are like me though, you listened to the 3rd WE PLUG G.O.O.D MUSIC Radio session on MELODY ONE so your week started off just right. As promised each and every week we will have the artist and songs featured on each show, here’s this week’s…….

Carlie Bravo – Best Party Ever

Black Milk ft Pharaahe Monch, Sean Price & DJ Premier – The Matrix

Wretch 32 ft Tinie Tempah, Scorcher, Bashy, Chipmunk & Sway - Be Cool

Wax & Eom Ft D Pryde - Air Timpani

B.O.B ft Asher Roth & Charles Hamilton - Change Gonna Come

Bigz – Random Freestyle

Aks – Superhero

Murs – 3:16

Add-2 ft Slot-A – The realest shit I ever wrote

Giggs & Dubz – Pain is the E

Johnson & Johnson – Long Time Gone

Wale ft Marsha Ambrosius – Diary (Acoustic Version)

Chockz – Can’t ever lose this

Uche – Is your love exclusive

May7ven – Do you Wanna

Shiikane – Excuse Me Mr.

L - My Ex

Little Dragon ft 1-0.A.K. –Blinking Pigs (God made me Funky Remix)

Obenewa – Do the Do

Jaheim – Tight Jeans

Raheem Devaughn – Is it Possible

Oddisee ft Muhsinah – That Day

Rahel – Hope

Lami – Find

Holly Rubenstein – Rose Tinted Speactacles

Zayna Daze – Heart for sale

You can listen back on the show right after this JUMP if you missed it...

& BE sure to tune in Next Monday & Every other Monday evenings on MELODY ONE between 8PM & 10PM UK to listen to the We Plug G.O.O.D Music Radio Show...
Until the Next Time...
Peace, Love & G.O.O.D.M.U.S.I.C

We Plug 2 Y.O.U... G.R.E.E.D.S - Inked (The Valentine's Edition)

I absolutely love what we do here at WE PLUG, and I will tell you why. It’s that opportunity to bring you the best artists from all around the globe. It is no different in the case of the awesomeness that is G.R.E.E.D.S abbreviation for Generating Rhythms to Engage the Enlightened Soul. Poet, Writer, MC, Storyteller and Spoken Word Artist, he is a leader among the pack, unique in every way. Listening to him and I’m transformed to a good place, like he is telling my story and me, not him went through the experience he speaks of. He speaks of love and I fall in love, it’s truly an amazing gift he has.

In the spirit of Valentine’s, he brought out a sampler for the lovers, his 3rd actually produced by Nutty P, and I truly do not misuse the word brilliant when I say this is brilliant. You will love this and well if you don’t, I really do not know what to say, but I bet you will love this so much you will send a song or two to a loved one. I would if I had one….Like he said in “Soul Sister” this is his best piece of work. Let me stop chatting though and you can be a judge for yourself, right after the JUMP

Soul Sister

There is something about the groove of this beat, and then he starts to speak. Do you see it? Do you see yourself wrapped in your lover’s arms hearing these words spoken to you; I know my ladies are going crazy listening to this. This is my favorite definitely.

No One

Wait what? He is Nigerian. Yes he is. Real Name is Yomi Sode. Loved how he used probably one of the best songs by the popular Duo P Square. And when he says “I Love You, I Love You, I Love You” swear down I am sure he is talking to me.

Love is

Like he said “Love each other”, that’s the message and such a great message. Tell someone you love them won’t you? I love this song.

I’m absolutely sure we have some new converts now, not only to G.R.E.E.D.S but to the spoken word and I’m reminded that what I do is a privilege. You can download this sampler right HERE. For links to his other 2 samplers and to buy his first album “Volume is Silence” check out his website www.iamgreeds.com. Please go there now and support him, also follow him on twitter @iamgreeds and his producer as well @mynameisnuttyp.

So tell me, what do you think? Am I crazy or is this the best thing ever and a great Valentine's day gift? Your feedback is needed to make this official definitely, so please leave one…

Until the Next Time...

Peace, Love & G.O.O.D.M.U.S.I.C


WE Plug G.O.O.D Music Radio SHOW # 2

So I want to start by wishing you all a great weekend, in the spirit of valentine's day and all.
The WE Plug G.O.O.D Music Radio SHOW Session 2 aired this week on MELODY ONE & and I hope you all did not miss it. Just incase you did or missed any of the artists name or the title of a song we've got the Tracklist and Download links for that show right after the JUMP.
#1 Obenewa - Letter To My Heart
#2 Cynthia Erivo - Maybe
#3 Melanie Fiona- It Kills Me
#4 Belle- Delicious Delicacies
#5 Andryea Triana- Lost Where I Belong
#6 Femi - Never Felt A Love
#7 Larri Gardett- Take Your Time
#8 Dwele - I'M Cheating
#9 Iman Williams - Ordinary Love
#10 Symun- Hey Baby
#11 Sonya 'La-La' Irabor - No One Like You
#12 Bez- Stop Pretending
#13 Mystrogen- Aquarius
#14 Dream Mclean- Be My Friend
#15 Skepta- Reflecting
#16 Big Sean - Say You Will
#17 Elzhi Ft. Royce Da 5'9 - Motown 25
#18 Blu & Exile Ft. Aloe Blacc & Joseph- Show Me The Good Life
#19 J. Cole - Losing My Balance
#20 Kel Ft. M.I & Oc - Love
#21 Falz- Be With You
#22 Bigz Ft. Talay Riley & Cilla - Wind Beneath My Wings
#23 Theophilus London – Humdrum Town
You can listen back on the show right after this JUMP if you missed it.

Check US out this Monday Night, 8 - 10 PM and Every Monday Nights
thereafter at the same time on Melody One for some amazing music from
the Very BEST New, Upcoming & Underground Artists from all around
the World.
The ONE MIC series is BACK for the first show of 2010 - ONE MIC...
Music from the Heart. AND in our consistent & continuous bid & effort to
keep plugging the best of NEW & EMERGING Performing Artistes,
'We Plug GOOD Music' & the dMp have put together another magical
evening of GOOD MUSIC, GOOD Poetry & GOOD Comedy for Y.O.U!
THE VENUE: Elixir Bar 162 Eversholt Street London. NW1 1BL

For More Information please visit our facebook site here
You don’t want to miss this if you are in London and surrounding areas,
this a great chance to see live some of the artists we feature regularly
here on our site
Until the Next Time...

Peace, Love & G.O.O.D.M.U.S.I.C


We Plug 2 Y.O.U... Holly Rubenstein

Happy New Year Ladies & Gentlemen, I do apologise that we had to wait until February for our first feature of 2010. We will FIX UP, LOOK SHARP as from now on so expect some great features and music from the very best NEW & Emerging Artistes... We'll also be introducing two new contributing writers into the WPGM website so look out for them BUT unto the REAL reason we're all HERE...

Only by a stroke of luck did I bump into this amazing Singer/Song-Writer sometime last year on Facebook & I must say that I have been hooked ever since. Her name is Holly Rubenstein and this Surrey native + LSE student (Social Anthropology) describes her sound as a fusion of Pop, Soul and R&B and after one look at her biography, I should say that it is such a travesty that this lady with countless bundles of talent has remained under our radar until now...

Finalist at the UK Song-Writing Competition for two years in a row... From performing at the Barbican and Royal Festival Hall from an early age of 15 to now gracing prestigious live music venues such as Ronnie Scotts, Cafe De Paris & The Bedford, this 21-year old Starlet might be unto something when she calls herself one of 2010's most exciting additions to the Music scene. The Guardian and Paul Gambaccini of Radio 2 seem to agree...

Let's JUST dive right into the Music, shall we?

What you just heard was 'Rose Tinted Spectacles' and if this isn't just a beautifully crafted song then I dunno what is! The first thing that grabs me about this song is the subtle musical arrangement, courtesy of Grammy-Award winning producer Mark Eldridge aka Kipper (Think Sting, Gary Numan, Clay Aitken, Mary J. Blige!) and how well it gels with Ms. Rubenstein's sultry and somewhat soothing voice. You can immediately tell that Holly's voice has been well-honed over the years, you can hear the precision in almost every note/pitch & the amazing thing is it doesn't take away from the purity of her voice. I quite like this song.

What do you make of it though?

Some more Holly Rubenstein after the jump? Yeah why the hell Not!!!

This record is titled 'I Know You Know'... Very different vibe from the first record we heard from Ms. Rubenstein but I think I prefer this one if I'm being honest. The production on this doesn't take the backseat as much or even at all compared to 'Rose Tinted Spectacle' and it's got that Pop/Dance vibe to it that I just die for when it works & it works very well on this record + is it me or does this record have just a pinch of some Jazz/Funk in it? Just a tiny bit? What else can I say about this lady's voice? I mean, you can hear it for yourself... Why don't you tell me what you hear? This is the voice that renowned NYC Radio Plugger, Paul Brown described as 'even more soulful than Adele or Duffy'... I hate comparisons personally BUT I believe that Holly Rubenstein can easily hold her own with the likes of Adele & Duffy, her voice is definitely edgier and I Like Edgy!

OK So I think it'd be safe to say that Holly Rubenstein + Mark Eldridge = A WIN! OR what do you make of their partnership? I think it works and you could ask how I can tell from just two records but I think 'two records' is more than enough to tell if there's that needed chemistry between an artist and producer. On this occasion, the chemistry is bursting at the seams.

However this is just my opinion and you know we need your opinion as well to make anything official around here... So let's hear it, what are your thoughts on Ms. Holly Rubenstein?

Until the Next Time...

Peace, Love & G.O.O.D.M.U.S.I.C

#sidenote - Check US out this Monday Night, 8 - 10 PM and Every Monday Nights thereafter at the same time on Melody One for some amazing music from the Very BEST New, Upcoming & Underground Artists from all around the World... Click HERE to catch last week's show!

Enjoy x

We Plug G.O.O.D Music Radio Sessions #1

SO The We Plug G.O.O.D Music Radio SHOW Aired this week on MELODY ONE & as we promised, we've got the Tracklist and Download links for that show right after the JUMP...

#1 - Wale - Say Something Freestyle

#2 - Donny Goines - Closer (Breakfast Club)

#3 - Beazy - Successful Freestyle (The Affidavit Volume 1)

#4 - S.A.S Ft. Haze - Flight School (Euro Gang Volume 2... And Then There Was Us)

#5 - D.N.A Ft. Francesca Belamonte - Never Wanna Leave You

#6 - Bashy Ft. Sirach Charles - Living My Dream (Catch Me If You Can)

#7 - Chockz Ft. Beckz Winter - Beautiful (More Than A Rapper Volume 1)

#8 - Siris Ft. Viollet - Didn't Wanna Let Go (The Promo Volume 3)

#9 - Luck-One & Dekk Ft. Randa Smith - Coulda Been Me (Beautiful Music)

#10 - M.I - Lonely (Illegal Music)

#11 - The Foreign Exchange - Be Alright Remix (Connected)

#12 - Drake Ft. Andreena Mills - Closer (Comeback Season)

#13 - Daley - Rainy Day

#14 - Eric Lau Ft. Sarina Leah - Time Will Tell (New Territories)

#15 - ZO! Ft. Phonte - My Flame (Just Visiting Too)

#16 - Oddisee Ft. Nikki Jean - Tell The Truth (Odd Autumn)

#17 - Ms. Elizabeth - Only You

#18 - Ohdichi - Standing Still

#19 - Christiana - I'm Too Nice - Acoustic Version

#20 - Grace Obika - I'll Be All

#21 - Shanaz Dorsett - Battle Scars

#22 - Obenewa - I Wish (Therapy)

You can listen back on the show right after this JUMP if you missed it...

& BE sure to tune in Next Monday & Every other Monday evenings on MELODY ONE between 8PM & 10PM to listen to the We Plug G.O.O.D Music Radio Show...

Until the Next Time...

Peace, Love & G.O.O.D.M.U.S.I.C

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