WSTRN – Wonder Woman

WSTRN - Wonder Woman

West London’s MOBO Award-winning Trio WSTRN Release new single “Wonder Woman” produced by Afrobeats, Pop, and Grime hitmaker P2J.

West London-based act WSTRN continues releasing a steady stream of Afropop and Caribbean-influenced music with their latest single, “Wonder Woman,” produced by Afrobeats and Grime hitmaker P2J whose production credits include tracks for Beyoncé, Wizkid, Stormzy, Goldlink, Mark Ronson, and more. Wonder Woman drops today, September 10, 2021, mere weeks after WSTRN’s release of the single “Be My Guest” featuring Fireboy DML, which is already building steam across the UK, Africa, Caribbean, and North America.

WSTRN is well known for their careful, R&B/Pop style of UK Rap mixed with African and Caribbean influences, and their latest single Wonder Woman is a crystallization of that sound with powerful sentiment. A smooth and infectious Afropop track, the song is specially dedicated to the women in the groups’ lives. With resonant lyrics like “every life you see comes from a woman”, WSTRN has captured a powerful shared sentiment. “We created Wonder Woman to publicly acknowledge, celebrate, and uplift all the significant women that have played a part in raising us – whether that be mothers, aunties, sisters, or daughters. It’s a proper sentimental piece that we hope connects with audiences as much as it does for us”, declares the group.

Formed by cousins Akelle Charles and Haile and their longtime friend Louis Rei, the West London trio WSTRN has developed a lifetime of musical camaraderie into their R&B/pop-centric rap sound. All three grew up in West London and were connected through musical ties early on, with Akelle and Haile’s fathers playing together in a local reggae band. All three friends pursued music independently, but WSTRN was born out of the trio’s first collaborative jam sessions in 2015.

Fused together by influences that span R&B, Hip-Hop, and soul with a base of Reggae and Dancehall, WSTRN’s artistry reaches far beyond their Caribbean roots. The trio’s ear lends itself to experimenting with different soundscapes, and their releases so far attest to their worldwide appeal. The group made their mark in 2015 with the release ‘IN2’, amassing over 108 M streams to date with their debut album WSTRN season 2 following on in August 2019. Ever since, the summer period has been rightfully dubbed as ‘WSTRN Season’ by fans.

Fast forward to the present day and over 400 million worldwide streams later, the trio is steadily crafting their second studio album. “We were born into music; it has always found us. We’re ready to capture more ears and take this to the next level.” As Akelle tells it, expect more to come from WSTRN as over half a decade later, their ‘season’ is proving to be evergreen.

ABOUT WSTRN

WSTRN’s captivating genre fusion sound continues to define and establish the MOBO award-winning trio as one of the UK’s most exciting collectives. With early support from tastemakers Complex, GRM DAILY, The Fader, The Guardian, and Clash Magazine, positioning them as bonafide mood creators. The group has been able to successfully release music across genres including R&B, Grime, Dancehall, Afrobeats, and Pop Music with a who’s who of collaborators including Mr. Eazy, Mabel, Tiwa Savage, Yxng Bane, Stefflon Don, Alkaline, Fieboy DML, Unknown T, Once Acen, and more.

Stalk Ashley ft WSTRN – Deserted – Atlantic Records

Stalk Ashley ft WSTRN - Deserted - Atlantic Records

Jamaica’s very own R&B songstress Stalk Ashley serves up a double single release today with ‘Deserted’ feat. WSTRN and ‘Open’. Available now on all DSPS.

Following the premiere on No Signal’s NS10v10 radio show (the latest viral phenomena to emerge during this self-isolation period; reaching over 1M listeners) – ‘Deserted’ feat. WSTRN, is a poised and uncompromised slice of dancehall inflected RnB, with Wstrn lending their trademark vocals, to combine to great effect. ‘Deserted’ is available today (here) alongside ‘Open’ here, offering up a double dose of Stalks original and effortlessly cool vocal range placing her in a space of her own and serving as a perfect taster on what’s to come.

Since first being recruited by Stormzy to cover Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’ alongside him at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge back in September last year, 21-year old, Stalk has been busy carving out a lane for herself as on the most exciting young breakout stars today. Her debut single‘Young’ was a bold statement of intent and instantly gained wide range mainstream and specialist support on UK Radio. Stalk has since continued to demonstrate her unmatched style and no-holds barred attitude with her Bona Carter acoustic session which is currently sat at over 200k views on her own YouTube channel.

‘Deserted’ feat WSTRN and ‘Open’ are out now via Atlantic Records.

Doktor – Action – Produced by åÊDOT INC and PRGRSHN (WSTRN)

Doktor - Action - Produced by  DOT INC and PRGRSHN (WSTRN)

 

A British artist who channels his Jamaican heritage, Doktor has exuded a longstanding influence on the London scene. His eclectic vocal style ranges from smooth and sensual R&B to energized toasting and has seen him link-up with artists as diverse as Chase & Status, Tyga, Sigma and Spice. His journey has also seen him play shows with the likes of Kano, Wiley, Nas, Busta Rhymes and NeYo, while radio support has included Annie Mac and Mistajam.

 

Now Doktor puts the focus back on his solo career by dropping the new track Action’. Produced by  DOT INC and PRGRSHN (WSTRN),  ‘Action’ takes the positivity and life-affirming fun of the ‘90s dancehall scene and applies that island flavour to a track that’s fresh and vital to 2019.

“90s dancehall was a pivotal part of me growing up in Jamaica,” says Doktor. “With this single I wanted to recreate and reference a few dancehall classics that everybody knows and loves. ‘90s dancehall was all about good vibes, dancing and having fun, and with this video I wanted to capture just that.”

 

That’s actually what the video, directed by Eric Myers for Media Worx (Russ, Tion Wayne, Ms Banks) achieves. Opening with a sweeping shot of London’s iconic skyline, Doktor delivers a charismatic performance in the back streets of Wapping with the help of a crew of dancers. And as night turns to the day, the action heats up as it switches to some sweltering club scenes.

 

Doktor’s intoxicating fusion of London swag and dancehall vibes has the perfect crossover to appeal to the dancefloor and playlists alike. That authentic cocktail of Jamaican roots and modernist British productions has created a catalogue of uptempo, feel-good dancehall that connects with both the domestic scene and a wider global audience.

 

An entirely independent artist, Doktor has featured on numerous tracks which have hit huge numbers, with 11 million streams for the all-star collab ‘Feelin U’ as well as millions more for collabs with Flux Pavilion (‘International Anthem’), Sigma (‘RudeBoy’) and DJ Friction (‘Mad In The Jungle’). He also featured on Lokate’s ‘Flow’, which the leading football app Otro used as the soundtrack for their 2018 ad campaign which starred numerous icons such as David Beckham, Lionel Messi and Neymar.

 

With recent tracks ‘On Me’, ‘Freak Inna You’ and ‘Down For Me’ bringing a new following to his world, it’s time for Doktor to once again level up with ‘Action’.

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