The sensational Marvin Priest made a spectacular ... - Premier Artists
The sensational Marvin Priest made a spectacular entrance onto the Australian music scene earlier this year when his incredible solo debut single, the thumpin' 'Own This Club', became a smash hit, going double-platinum and hitting number six on the ARIA singles chart. Now, here it is, Marvin's highly anticipated debut mini-album, the brilliant, soulful and sophisticated Beats & Blips. From the instant everyone got to experience the voice, style and innate rhythm of this impressive young star, it was obvious that Marvin Priest is a debut artist quite like no other. So rarely in modern music does a new artist appear on the scene boasting such experience and depth of skill and talent. Marvin's musical bloodline explains a lot. The son of reggae superstar Maxi Priest, Marvin spent his childhood touring the planet and soaking up all the international music world had to offer, long before he was even old enough to start high school. The London-born, Australian-based young singer says he made Beats & Blips with one objective in mind. 'I really wanted to make an album that makes you dance,' he says of this eight-track debut. 'It takes you on a nice little journey. It makes you dance but it's also got a few moments where you can just chill and listen to the music.' Beats & Blips includes Marvin's three hi-energy singles to date: 'Own This Club', 'Take Me Away', his second Top 40 hit in a row (already gold!) featuring international pop princess Wynter Gordon, and Marvin's upcoming summer anthem, 'Feel The Love' featuring New York hiphop star Fatman Scoop. Beats & Blips saw Marvin collaborate with some of the hottest producers, singers, writers, mixers and remixers around the planet - including the legendary multi- Grammy winning mixer Serban Ghenea (Taio Cruz, Ke$ha, Chris Brown, Katy Perry), plus Fredrik 'Fredro' Odesjo ('a Swedish white Rastafarian living in New York,' according to Marvin, whose other production credits include Sugababes, Wynter Gordon, Kelly Rowland and Guy Sebastian), as well as local bred talent, including Melbourne's Styalz Fuego (who's worked with, among others, Kelis and Snoop) and from Sydney, production duo Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci, better known as DNA. DNA were Marvin's main collaborators on Beats & Blips, working with him on four tracks. "Which was just a given because they're awesome," says Marvin. "I vibed them so well and they really understand me. We just had a load of sessions and almost every session that we have, we come out with fantastic songs. It's ridiculous."