Following Zane Lowe's highly publicized interview with Kanye West, the influential BBC Radio 1 DJ recently sat down with rapper Pusha T, who discussed working with R&B singer/songwriter, Joel Compass and played his remix of Joel's track, 'Run'.
Listen to the full interview here, and check out what Complex Magazine had to say about the conversation here. You can also listen to the Pusha T remix of 'Run' here: https://soundcloud.com/joel-compass/joel-compass-run-feat-pusha-t
MTV's Annual Viewer-Led search for the very best in new music is back and Joel has been selected as a nominee for the award!
Check it out on MTV here:
Following his much lauded and Radio 1 playlisted ‘Astronaut’ EP, released through Photo Finish x Black Butter (home of, amongst others, Rudimental, Kidnap Kid and Gorgon City) his first single proper provides further insight into Compass’ world. Written and produced by Joel, ‘Run’ is an atmospheric R & B song that is driven by Joel’s soulful falsetto, combining effortless credibility with huge commercial appeal and heartbreaking lyrics.
20-year-old Joel Compass has been turning heads since his debut track‘Back To Me’ surfaced earlier this year, receiving over 30,000 SoundCloud plays and 150,000 YouTube views in just one week. ‘Back To Me’ and follow-up EP track ‘Fucked Up’ received radio play from tastemaker DJ’s on BBC Radio 1 and 1 Xtra. ‘Astronaut’, the title track from this summer’s debut EP, received a BBC Radio 1 ‘In New Music We Trust’ playlisting and a similar set of YouTube views, bringing Compass views so far to fast approaching 1 million.
Joel’s debut album will be released in Spring 2014.www.joelcompass.com
Listen to 'Early Morning Champagne' here: https://soundcloud.com/ash-woz/sets/emc-ep
Watch Joel Compaass's Video for 'Run' here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3anka7BCnLE