EP Review: Insomnia – Be Kreative

NEW LEASE MUSIC regular BE KREATIVE‘s latest EP ‘Insomnia’ predominantly delivers piano-led overtones which works heavenly against the contrasting dense-heavy drive.

Although the above combo provides an instantly likable mainstream vibe, the collection also brings on a flicker of that similar sound of R&B, dreamy boombap and that real gritty lick of urbanised hip-hop, where BE KREATIVE‘s and guest vocalists were consistently confident in delivering a crisp and lucid flow.

‘Insomnia’ makes pleasant listening and is an adequate introduction to Houston rapper. However it would be great for him to really experiment with various genres in order to get ahead of the game. I say this because I KNOW he can do it with ease – and who knows, maybe he has those plans in the pipeline…check him out below…

Must Listens: Onward, Mirage, No Love

 

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Song of the Day: Come For You – Nemi

NEMI steps out of South London’s thriving scene and into the blog’s today hot spot with an anthemic R&B inspired single ‘Come For You’.

The release has already captured the attention of Jamz Supernova, who provides the first play via BBC 1Xtra, and follows on from the genre-defying, Dummy-approved debut single ‘What You Gonna Do’.

As a 21-year old songwriter, whose family are originally from Portugal, NEMI manages to draw from her love of 80s classics, by the likes Kate Bush, Blondie and Madonna, whilst producing a refreshing, contemporary sound.

In spring of 2019, she is set to release the debut EP ‘YOU’ – a 4 track project that melds her unique personal aesthetic with that of her favourite coming of age films, Betty Blue and Stand By Me. The project has been produced in collaboration with Exmoor Emperor, whose previous credits include AMA Lou, Jones, Bellatrix, Tara Carioselli and Tkay Maidza.

NEMI has curated an emboldened pop sound on ‘Come For You’, by seamlessly combining old with new in a way that belongs only to her. Watch her ride through to 2019 on a wave of well-earned hype…but for now, have a listen to NEMI‘s latest offering below…

New Music Video: Tonight – Dutch Rebelle

DUTCH REBELLE is back with the first visual for ‘Tonight’, the Cartier C-produced lead
single from her new album ‘Bang Bang’ released in October. Shot by Carson Lund in Downtown Los Angeles, the video reveals the usually fierce rapper’s vulnerable side, with her walking thru the streets of Chinatown by herself reflecting on the night she’s had and what she’s about to get into.

The album received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. With additional production from Hum Beats, Milty Maose, DJ Smalls, Althasi, Duggy Flex, Newm Nera, Tedd Boyd and
Latrell James (who also lends guest verse) and Congolese MC S. Black Winner the
album shows all of Dutch’s influence and growth since her first release ‘Married to
the Music’ in 2012.

Check out the video for ‘Tonight’ below:

New Music Video: 2:22 – Dani Darling

Coming from Michigan, lo-fi soul artist DANI DARLING, unveiled the official music video for her debut single ‘2:22’. Serving as the lead single from Dani’s forthcoming debut EP ‘Nocturne’, the song makes commentary on the effect of modern technology on dating and socializing in 2018.

Check it out below:

New Track: Throw It Back – Manu Crooks

Fresh off its premiere via DJ Target on 1Xtra, Australian rapper MANU CROOK$ reveals huge new single ‘Throw It Back’.

The blistering  record  is produced by  MANU CROOK$ and co-produced by DOPAM!NE, featuring fellow African-Australian  artist B Wise after the pair previously collaborated on Manu’s single ‘Best Years’. ’Throw It Back’ serves as a follow-up single after the success of “Fuego” (feat. Anfa Rose) released earlier this year.

Manu has just finished a national tour supporting Alison Wonderland, and recently performed to thousands of people on the main stage at Listen Out Festival. 2019 sees Manu as the only Australian artist on the bill for the first Rolling Loud Festival outside the US. Praised as the biggest hip-hop festival in the world, Manu joins massive names such as Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti and Tyga for the first ever AU edition to be held in Sydney in January.

With over 10 million collective views on YouTube, and 20 million collective streams on Spotify, MANU CROOK$ closes the year with another certified banger.

Check it out below: