‘He’s a white boy with soul’ says Pharrell. SG Lewis, a 20 year old music producer from Reading, UK who blends influences of club music with the emotive touch of classic songwriting to create his own personal sound and made himself known to PMR by way of remixing Jessie Ware’s recent single ‘You & I (Forever)’. Scott Vener and Pharrell played his track ‘Warm’ on OTHERtone Episode 1 last year where Justin Timberlake and Cara Delevingne were guests.
Pharrell said, “He’s a white boy with soul” and JT piped up, like, “what are you trying to say?!” Now the ‘white boy’ just released his new EP with Chad Hugo with the single ‘Meant To Be’ a sass-filled funk groover, produced by Chad Hugo and SG Lewis himself taken from his ‘Yours’ EP, that released on Friday (August 19th). Check out the tune below and make sure to cop it on iTunes.
The Long Beach rapper’s upcoming EP will have a visual component directed by Nabil Eldurkin. After announcing his Prima Donna EP earlier this week, Vince Staples has shared links on his website to two “private screening” events in Los Angeles and New York City on his personal website. It seems as though the Long Beach rapper will be throwing his hat into the ring with Beyoncé, ScHoolboy Q, and, most recently, Frank Ocean, who have released extensive visual projects to accompany their albums.
A flyer for the events reads, “story by Vince Staples and Nabil Elderkin,” Nabil is a Los Angeles director who is well-known for his work with Kanye West and Frank Ocean among others. The flyer also lists musical contributions from James Blake, DJ Dahi, No I.D., and Chad Hugo. Apply to win tickets to Vince Staples’ Prima Donna EP private screenings here.
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R&B singer Kevin McCall just released a bunch of new tunes including a Chad Hugo collaboration titled ‘Rocketship Emoji’. Most of y’all would recognize that beat from the old Alicia Keys demo from 2007 from her third studio album ‘As I Am’ which didn’t make the final cut, instead Lupe Fiasco got the beat with the finished vocals by Alicia and released it back in 2009, and now check out the finished version by Kevin McCall below.
Daniel Biltmore has been interviewed by h-blog.com, where he talked about his relationship with Chad Hugo and traveling around the globe, check it out below.
Q: Who are you?
My name is Daniel Biltmore. I’m a Baltimore based DJ/Producer, and I work with former N*E*R*D & The Neptunes member, Chad Hugo, for a crew called MSSL CMMND.
Q: Where are you from?
I’m from Silver Spring, MD, a few miles outside of DC. I spent 25 years here before moving to Baltimore for school.
Q: What inspired and/or motivated you to start DJ’ing?
It was mainly out of necessity. When I was 14, I started realizing that a lot of the music that I wanted was only available on vinyl. So, I started buying records without even having a record player. Then one day, I dug out my dad’s old turntables and hooked them up to a mixer that I got for my birthday.
Posted: March 26th.
What the hell is happening! First off, we’ll get The Neptunes back in the studio with Justin Timberlake and Kenna just revealed on his Instagram that there is something special ahead while posting a bunch of Chad pictures which is safe to say that they’re going back in the studio! #songsforflight “okkennajust in case my people are looking for chad hugo – he’s @galaxygearva #somethingspecialahead 🖖🏾”
Kenna – Red Man (03′)
Update: March 26th
It’s happening guys, this was taken last night at the OTHERtone studio including Tyler, The Creator and Justin Timberlake, this has to be the best episode yet, check out the pictures below and stay tuned for more information.
@feliciathegoat on #OTHERtone tone tone with @brokemogul @pharrell @galaxygearva @prosperlonglive @justintimberlake this week! 🎧 🔊 @applemusic #AppleMusic #TylerTheCreator #Pharrell #TheNeptunes #ChadHugo
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Posted: March 25th
Scott Vener revealed this morning that the next episode of OTHERtone will have no other than 1/3 of N*E*R*D and 1/2 of The Neptunes Mr. Charles ‘Chase Chad’ Hugo himself, prepare yourself for the best episode yet. “I’m interviewing Chad x Pharrell tomorrow for #OTHERtone. If you come up with an amazing question I’ll shout u out. what u wanna know?” tweeted Scott Vener asking fans for the opportunity to ask them anything you want, can’t wait for the episode, In the meanwhile, the Ice Cream beat from 2011 has to be one of the most underrated Neptunes beat Ever, it’s such a dejection that it never released officialy, check out my edit of the Banger.
Chad Hugo is back on his Dropbox where he released another rough unlreased tune titled ‘Friend Of Star Trek’ via his Twitter, which is his version of the Star Trek Theme and the second tune is a collaboration with Mr. Len titled ‘I Live It’, check out both tunes below.
Mr. Len & Chad Hugo – I Live It (16′)
Chad Hugo – Friend Of Star Trek (16′)
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