NEW LEASE MUSIC has, yet again, unearthed another diamond from the overcrowded underground scene, this time coming in the shape of Olivia Duell – aka CURRIN.
Her latest single, ‘Sunshine’ sits on a bed of airy electronic overtones, conveying the feeling of being in a stable place, driven by the almost jarring downtempo bass which brings on that nagging inkling that something soon is going to go horribly awry.
CURRIN – the middle name of her great-grandmother and the maiden name of her great- great grandmother – plans to debut a new song a week on her Soundcloud and Patreon, where she will be largely experimenting with sparkly, Spyro the Dragon-esque compositions – so expect racy lo-fi/electronic-dominated numbers with jarringly bold sounds.
In addition to her weekly releases, the former member of folk/rock band Titmouse also plans to release an EP and music video this summer…with perhaps a few mixtapes in between…
For now, start your weekend right and press play on ‘Sunshine.’
As he gears up for the release of his album, ‘The Human Experience’, JONNY DEE slips his first installment, packaged in the one-of-the-kind track entitled ‘A Ways Away’.
the San Diego rapper’s otherworldly delivery cruises along with unique brand of psychedelic hip-hop, complimented by the running pace of the piano keys, which gives the entire arrangement a refreshing bluesy/De La Soul-esque feel.
For those who love hip-hop on another level, check out ‘A Ways Away’…and if you’re feeling this track, be sure to look out for this forthcoming album, set for release 12th May.
Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman – aka LION BABE – have released a mesmerising and epic visual for their latest single ‘Honey Dew’.
Shot in New York’s Taconic Sculpture Park and directed by Chalalai Fischbach and Jett Cain with creative direction from LION BABE, the hazy/ cinematic clip is another stellar example of the dazzling creativity that has set the duo apart in their own league, since they first burst onto the scene with their debut track and visual for the modern classic ‘Treat Me Like Fire’.
The visual follows the release of a set of brand new remixes for their two latest tracks ‘Rockets’ (feat Moe Moks) and ‘Hit The Ceiling’ which saw ‘Rockets’ (feat Moe Moks) given an urgent, Afrostep remix by mOma+Guy and a sultry and soulful update from Simen Sez, whilst ‘Hit The Ceiling’ was given an addictive dance-funk remix from Zikomo and received the remix treatment from legendary dance producer and DJ Kenny Dope.
‘Honey Dew’ was released last month and is taken from LION BABE’s forthcoming project which is out later this year…for now, check out the video…
Proclaiming a resilient demeanour TINO KAMAL has been climbing through the ranks and he elevates to his highest level so far with his latest release ‘Mistaken’, featuring producer and artist Dukus.
Taken from his ADHD album release, Tino’s eclectic edge is an incarnation of trap and pop and his flow oozes with a melodic and rhythmic edge providing a versatile twist to the artist. His flair for merging different genres allows him to develop a sound that lies on the cusp of the mainstream and underground scene.
Hailing from West London, Tino has catapulted onto the radar of key industry heads including the likes of fashion photographer Nick Night OBE and Atlantic Record’s A&R Twin B. He launched into the scene with his single ‘London Baby’ and has since released bangers such as ‘Shooters’, ‘London Kings’, ‘Go’ as well as his project ‘Young Salvador’. He also appeared in Charlie Sloth’s infamous ‘Fire In The Street’ series back in 2014. In addition to his musical endeavours, he also delves into the world of fashion where he models and was featured in Wonderland’s Dolce AW14 campaign.
Music has been the catalyst for his creativity and it has provided the gateway to allow him to freely vent and express his thoughts. Not only does it provide him with the canvas to showcase his vision but it allows him to have a sense of freedom, something he is not only grateful for but respects too, following a stint in prison that saw him face the prospect of life imprisonment due to a case of ‘Mistaken’ identity.
“Freedom is everything to me, creatively, all that s***. ‘Mistaken’ is just my black & white way of telling you where I’ve come from as of lately and how I was feeling at that moment in time. Being locked up in a cage for 23hrs a day for 20+ yrs isn’t a life I planned on seeing but I guess I gotta thank those four walls for the time spent within them because my music’s powerful!” – Tino Kamal
Check it out!