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Myles McCaulskey's Top 5: Wednesday 16th August

17th August 2017 | Music

Every week, Myles McCaulskey picks his Top 5 favourite hip-hop tracks that he's been listening to over the past week. We reveal the list right here, every Wednesday.

1. Fekky – Avirex (feat. Chip & Neutrino)

Fekky has delivered a quality project here. The linkup between So Solid Crew's Neutrino, Chip and Fekky himself has given us a cross between UK Old Skool Garage & Rap, both of which I'm a fan of! I've wheeled this up a couple of times already!

2. Fekky – Say No More

Like I just said Fekky's new album is quality. Another cut off the project, this one has no video yet & may fly over people's heads. However, it's catchy has a good beat and lyrics you can remember. Aspects I like in any track. Good job Fekky!

3. Wretch 32 – Whistle (feat. Donae’o & Kojo Funds)

Wretch 32 is back already. After releasing a dope album last year he's come back with a mad link up with Donaeo & Kojo Funds. I'm looking forward to a new project very soon!

4. Tyler, The Creator – Who Dat Boy (feat. A$AP Rocky)

Flower Boy (or what we will call it here) is a stellar project. Each song flows into the next seamlessly & we get some interesting stories and speculations along the way. The A$AP collab is one of the standout songs on the project and the video, however strange it is, adds to the song for me.

5. Baka Not Nice – Live Up To My Name

One of the latest signings to Drake's OVO label. My mate kept speaking about this song and I didn't know why. Gave it a listen and been…

Interview with Xenia Ghali

11th August 2017 | Music

The W!ZARD Sessions can be a nerve-wrecking spotlight to perform on. Some of the greatest DJs from all over the world have performed on it – including Kill The Buzz, Cedric Gervais, NERVO and more.

But none feel more prepared than Xenia Ghali.

The Greek-French artist has worked with the likes of Pitbull and Grammy-nominated Wyclef Jean, and in 2016 received two consecutive Billboard Dance Club Songs #1’s with ‘Under These Lights’ and ‘Places’.

We also can’t write about her without mentioning that she has performed on the Greek version of The X Factor, and is a brand ambassador with Adidas and G-Star Raw. Xenia Ghali is making a massive name for herself.

Perhaps one of the most exciting new names in dance music, her live sets are also truly a force to be reckoned with (when we spoke to her, she was in the midst’s of a two month European tour).

James Gilmore interviewed Xenia Ghali ahead of her appearance on The W!ZARD Sessions about her chart-topping tracks, how she puts her sets together and more.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Xenia Ghali

James Gilmore interviews Greek-French DJ and Producer Xenia Ghali ahead of her appearence on The W!ZARD Sessions about her chart-topping tracks, how she puts her sets together and more. (7 minutes)

On The Rise: Leland

11th August 2017 | Pop Stop

On The Rise: Leland

Pop Stop is W!ZARD Radio Media’s pop brand. We track thousands of emerging pop artists and use data to track their future growth. Then we play their music on-air (Fridays, 3pm BST) and write about them right here to introduce you to your next favourite artist.


These are all types of mattresses. But no matter how good a night’s sleep your Duluxe may give you, none of them are as good as the new song, ‘Mattress’.

Introducing: Leland

Brett McLaughlin (who will now forever be known as Leland - because we don’t know him personally) is behind some of the greatest modern pop songs. Where do we start?

Like ‘Fetish’ by Selena Gomez? He wrote that. Wondering who’s behind the grammatically incorrect ‘Why’ by Sabrina Carpenter? Yep, he’s the reason there’s no “?” in that title when it’s blatantly a question.

That’s not even to mention…

Hide Away’ by Daya, pretty much every good song on Troye Sivan’s ‘Blue Neighbourhood’*, ‘More Than You Know’ by Troye Troye and Martin Garrix… to name a few.

*every song on that album is good, so that was an incorrect statement. In particular, Leland is credited for: Talk Me Down, Youth, Suburbia, Lost Boy and ‘for him.’

Leland has released some original music in the past (2015’s ‘Full Time’ and ‘Aware’) but none quite like ‘Mattress’.

The all-out pop banger is well over 1M streams on Spotify is about letting yourself let that person you love go… losing your chances. As Brett SORRY Leland sings, ‘Why do I always do this to myself, I let you go with someone else, When all I want’s my body on your

(wait for it)