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Mixtape Music News/UK Edition

1. Zayn Malik breaks his silence after quitting One Direction…

While many of you guys out there are absolutely devastated over the news that Zayn Malik..gasp…quit One Direction, not to worry, the UK pop crooner finally broke his silence over his sudden departure. In an exclusive interview with the Sun, the 22-year-old singer told the paper that he’s “feeling quite interesting” and said the past few days for him were a bit “crazy and wild and a bit mad.” Of the ‘1D’ departure, he went on to say, “I did try to do something that I wasn’t happy doing for a while, for the sake of other people’s happiness-and that was mainly the fans. And I only ever tried to do it fir the fans, and it was only ever for them. And basically, I’m only upset I feel like I may have let them down in some sort of way.” Sigh…be still our ‘1D’ hearts. Hey, if the Spice Girls did it (for a while) without Geri Halliwell, One Direction can pull through as well, right?

2.Are the Spice Girls getting back together???

Speaking of the Spice Girls, rumors are swirling around that the gals may be getting back together to commemorate their 20 (!) year mark in the biz. In a recent interview with England’s Daily Star, group member Emma Bunton (a.k.a. Baby Spice), hinted that a possible reunion may just be in the works. “I was with Geri (Ginger Spice) and Mel B (Scary Spice) recently; we love each other and we love performing together,” Bunton told the mag, “It’s just when the timing is right because we all have our own careers now and we have families. It’s just about getting five schedules together, and that’s all it is.” All Philly Mixtape can say is, get it together gals, we need some “zig-a-zig-ah” in our lives, stat!!

 

3.UK pop star Will Young delivers a groovy new single, baby….

Philly Mixtape has just discovered a HOT new single called “Love Revolution,” by pop crooner Will Young. The gummy tune is packed with ’60s inspired drum beats, Young’s sharp vocals and a delicious sample of the 2002 club banger, “Loneliness” by Tomkraft. While it may not be the club-tasctic track that “Loneliness” was, Mr. Young’s new take certainly delivers, and we can only hope U.S. radio will soon take notice….

 

4.UK pop diva Alexandra Burke also serves up comeback single, ‘Renegade’

Earlier this week, UK pop girlfriend Alexandra Burke delivered her electrified, moody new single, ‘Renegade,’ off of her upcoming E.P. of the same name. The bluesy, synth-y tune sways along, beautifully mixed with Ms. Burke’s smoky vocals. For those that may not know about this delightful diva, she’s certainly brought the UK chart over the years, delivering powerful tracks that have yet to make their mark in U.S. chart territory. Philly Mixtape thinks it’s time for you guys to pay attention to this spicy diva, as her juiced up new anthem will certainly take you there…

 

5.Listen to this hot Fifth Harmony/Kid Ink single….

By now, you guys have certainly heard “Sledgehammer,” by sexy UK girl group, Fifth Harmony. (If you haven’t, go here) Now, the girls are looking to break more chart success with the throbbing, “Worth It,” featuring UK spitster, Kid Ink. The breezy pop number glides sways and along with a bumping beat and just the right amount of sax blowing through. The blazing single is already making chart waves across the pond, so we can only hope it’s a matter of time before it breaks big stateside, as it’s the perfect warm weather banger. Make your day “Worth It” and check out Fifth Harmony’s jumping track below…