Posts tagged ‘Loick Essien’

March 6, 2017

Pixies Track Of The Week @JHus @bigdabbla @MRGOLDIE @LoickEssien @JusRival

J Hus – Did You See

J Hus brings a feel-good vibe to his new track ‘Did You See’ in his signature style over a JAE5 production. This brand new track will be on on his forthcoming debut album out later this year on Black Butter Records.

 

Dabbla – Arcane

UK Hip-Hop artist Dabbla has unleashed a visual from his project with DJ Frosty ‘Chapsville.’ He brings us quite a dark and sinister video for ‘Arcane’ matching the theme of the track which is produced by Elliot Yorke.

Goldie – I Adore You

Bit of Drum & Bass here courtesy of the legendary Goldie. This is his first single taken from his forthcoming album ‘The Journey Man’, out June 16th and comes complete with a heartwarming video.

Loick Essien – Foolish

Loick Essien is one of the best UK R&B singers, and this track will help you understand why. Taken from his ‘Terminal 5’ mixtape which dropped in Sep 2016, we now get the video to match which sees him with a special lady.

Rival – State Of Rivz

Rival continues his BISC series, this week giving us ‘State Of Rivz.’ The series is a free track every week inspired by a biscuit, this week it’s the Iced Gem. It’s an inspirational, motivational track. Click play below and have a listen.

 

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November 16, 2015

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @LoickEssien @KokeUSG @CHASEANDSTATUS @OfficialGiggs @IsaiahDreads @casisdead @Young_Spray

Loick Essien ft. K Koke – Glory

Following his collaboration with Wretch 32 “Too Grown”, Loick Essien one of the UK’s favourite homegrown R&B singers hit up North West London rapper K Koke for “Glory”. This track is edgy and has UK culture written all over it, with Loick bringing sensational vocals and K Koke dropping a gritty verse showing he is back to do some damage.

Chase & Status ft. Giggs – More Ratatatin

Last week we announced that Chase & Status had started a series London Bars where they drop a track each week with some of the UK’s finest artists. Beginning with Frisco, they have this week moved on to drop a new one “Ratatatin” with one of UK Rap’s greatest Giggs. The Hollowman rapper spits over a sick instrumental that mixes hip hop and Grime showing him taking to the street and studio in the video. The next one up will be Bonkaz.

Isaiah Dreads – Lights Turn Green

A serious one to watch Grime artist for your radar for 2016 is 18-year old Dorset based MC Isaiah Dreads, who’s premiered the title cut off his forthcoming mixtape Lights Turn Green on Clash Magazine. It has a guest feature from Saskilla, and shows the wiser, maturer and confident Isaiah to his previous music. It’s calm, cool and graceful and is the introduction to the mixtape which is full of Isaiah’s explosive passion.

CASisDEAD ft. Giggs – What’s My Name [Directors Cut]

The masked MC CasIsDead dropped the Director’ Cut to “What’s My Name” last week and grabbed Giggs for the second verse. Giggs adds his menacing style of rap to the already gritty track and video and is seen walking with his crew. The impressive video still sees meth labs and serial killers with added intensity for the second cut.

Young Spray – Sho

North London’s Young Spray shows us a different side to his music as he drops “Sho”. This track sees him spray bars over a Show N Prove beat. Whilst normally dropping road bangers, this track shows a more upbeat, lyrically charged and witty Young Spray, and it could easily be heard in the clubs, not just on the road. We look forward to hearing more tunes like this from him.

 

January 16, 2013

Gunna Dee Ft Loick Essien – 4 My Town [Official Video]

SN1’s Gunna Dee gets together with singer Loick Essien for track 4 My Town produced by Wizzy Wow. You can get the track on his forthcoming mixtape  Hustler By Nature 2 out Jan 31st

November 26, 2012

Chip – Londoner feat Wretch 32, Professor Green & Loick Essien [Music Video]

Chip has kept us all anticipating for his London Boy mixtape which is set to drop on Christmas Day. He drops his first visual from the mixtape Londoner keeping with the London theme which features Wretch 32, Professor Green and Loick Essien.

September 26, 2012

TE – Welcome To The Club [Free Mixtape]

West London’s most valuable commodity TE is ready to take the UK Music scene by storm with his 15-track mixtape Welcome To The Club, that not only showcases his immeasurable talent but also the content within his music. TE has been perfecting each individual track since early 2012 alongside 19-year-old super producer Sangeet who is the mastermind behind the production on the coveted tape. The mix-tape has allowed TE to find his own lane in the UK music scene and crushing the competition around him in the process. The positivity behind his music mixed with his cutting edge lyricism shows a concise approach to form which captivates the listener. The tape includes an impressive range of UK talent with the likes of Loick Essien, Abel Miller and Ms D all being featured.

Download: TE – Welcome To The Club here

September 13, 2012

Loick Essien ft Bashy – Bad Boys Don’t Cry [Audio]

Check out Loick Essien‘s Bad Boy’s Don’t Cry featuring Bashy, taken from Loick’s I.D Mixtape

July 26, 2012

Loick Essien – Welcome Back Feat. Yungen & G Frsh

Loick Essien treats us to a brand new track off his upcoming mixtape ID.

December 20, 2011

Exclusive Interview – Loick Essien

Loick Essien is a man of many talents, although most of you will know him as a singer. From a very young age he was modeling and acting, having gone to Ravenscourt Theatre School. From the ages of seven to eleven he had already been in a short film, adverts, and had appearances in Doctors and Holby City. After being chosen to play a young Richard Blackwood in his video, and building a relationship with him, on his 11th birthday he was invited by the TV personality to co-host his MTV show. An introduction to rapper Bashy led Loick to feature on Black Boys. Whilst on this set he met Chipmunk, where the two then recorded a track called Beast. On the video shoot for this song the young singer then met Dappy from N Dubz, who now features on his song Stuttering. Loick is now preparing to release his debut album Identity next year.

You describe your soon to be released album as a true reflection of yourself. Describe this reflection for us. Who is Loick Essien?

This album is about making sure that people have a stamp on my identity when it’s released, knowing who Loick Essien is, and seeing me as an artist that they want to stick around for another album. I’m someone that works hard in trying to give them the best music I can possibly. I think the album is quite eclectic; there’s something on it for everyone. There’s the up tempos that will really go off in a club, for the r&b heads there’s the slow jams for couples that want to lock their doors. There’s me singing my heart out like on, ‘Me Without You,’ and there’s songs you will want hear before going out to have a good night I think its very broad, I’m really proud of it, I think it’s the best thing I’ve done in my life.

What was your childhood like? How has it shaped you into the artist of today?

It’s definitely been hard; nothings ever come easy for me. It’s always something I’ve had to work hard for. It makes me motivated and makes me want to live everyday like it’s my last. I never take anything for granted and I’m always striving to be the best, nothing less than the best.

What’s your favourite personal track on the album?

It would have to be the song title Identity, which was produced by TMF. It’s really personal, and I feel it will give people a real side of my life, getting to this point and what I’ve gone through

You were modeling and acting from a young age. How did this prepare you for a singing career?

I think being comfortable with a camera in front of my face definitely helped. I’m actually quite a shy character. It helped me adjust myself and turn into performing Loick, as opposed to Loick that’s talking to you now

So do you believe that performers have an alter ego?

Definitely, without a doubt, I think there’s a five-minute process before you go on stage where you get hyped up to go on, and that’s when the transition is made. You get in the zone of that person and who you want to portray on stage.

How old were you and what made you decide to become a singer and not put all your time into acting?

When I got a scholarship to go to Sylvia Young for a year. After going there I knew musical theatre wasn’t for me. I realised performing is acting and singing, I feel like it’s merged into one. I feel like I love music so much, it overtook my passion for acting. It just felt more important to me. Acting is definitely something I want to go back to at some point, but right now its music.

You’re only 20, but have experienced a lot career wise. Do you think your singing will be the main focus from now, or do plan to do different things?

Definitely, the sky’s the limit. I wouldn’t want to limit myself now because I don’t know what the future holds. I’d like to try some other things in the entertainment business such as acting, and directing videos and loads of different stuff.

What single moment or event do you attribute your current success to?

How We Roll, because I feel like it was my first single. When it was about to come out I was wondering what people would think, are they going to think it’s better than my last songs, because I always want people to see growth and progression from each song. In terms of how well is it going to do; you always want the current one to do better than your last song.

You are very conscious of the contrast between the financially difficult years of your youth and your current prospects and status, even having had tattoos to illustrate this. Do you have any plans to use some of your financial gains to benefit others?

Defiantly, my family has always been quite giving and supportive of each other. What motivates me is I’ve got Rags to Riches on my hands, its life for my family without struggle. I can say I’ve fulfilled what I wanted to do as an artist. If I felt the right charity come along, and I believed in 100% I would defiantly get involved.

Tell us about the tattoo’s you have, and the ones you want to get?

Coming from rags to riches means quite a lot to me. The right arm where I have rags, I want the sleeves of my arms to represent a poor mans world. I want my left arm, which has riches on to represent a rich mans world. It will have all the elements of going from rags to riches and what they both represent. I want a piece in the middle of my chest; it’s going to represent me being in control. I think people don’t know it, but there in control of their own destiny. The choices that you make, and how far your willing to push yourself, and how much you want your dream, or whatever your goal is. The whole rags to riches thing meets in the middle of my chest, and how much you want it.

Why is having body art important to you?

It’s important because it’s almost like speaking without talking. It says a lot about you as a person, and what do the tattoos that you have mean to you.

What is your biggest motivation? What is it that pushes you to do more and to succeed further?

Seeing the life of my family without struggle, and knowing where I’ve come from. Knowing that I’ve progressed, and I’m bettering myself as a person everyday.

Thhe Album Identity is out in March 2012

* published in Flavour Magazine