Song of the Day: Crazy For Your Love – Chris Gemini

CHRIS GEMINI jumps into today’s hotspot and carries on the weekend vibe with another gritty house/EDM joint, ‘Crazy For Your Love’, out now on all download/streaming sites.

2018 has been a heat wave of a year for the Jamaican-born/London-based DJ and producer: taken from his EP ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’  (ranked #8 on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Albums of 2018) tracks ‘I Be Missing You’ and ‘Imperfection’ amass over ten million streams and downloads worldwide.

The featured track serves as the B-side for single release ‘I Can Feel Your Love/Crazy For Your Love…why not check it out below…and if you’re REALLY feeling this, keep your eyes peeled out for Chris’ upcoming album, scheduled to drop later this year.

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EP Review: Mum’s House, Philosopher – Otis Mensah

Straight from his mama’s house, OTISH MENSAH knuckle down and crafted what could be described his autobiographical collection, coming in the shape of his latest EP, ‘Mum’s House Philosopher.’

With the help from his brother and producer, The Intern, ‘Mum’s House Philosopher’ sports a smooth boombap/soulful grooves as featured in track, ‘Outside the Cave’. Over the hypnotic arrangements, the North England street poet churns out one-liners that encourages the listener to step back and perhaps view their life and today’s society from a fresh perspective.

Regardless how you perceive this mini collection, it will provide those moments of euphoria. So get your happy on and check it out below:

Must Listens: Buffer Rings, Outside the Cave, Solar Eclipse.

Premiere: Driver (single) – Gold Complex

NEW LEASE MUSIC is very proud to present Canadian genre bending collective GOLD COMPLEX‘s single titled ‘Driver’, out today on all streaming/download sites.

Since their last appearance on the blog with sultry single ‘Tread On Me’ back in 2016, the ten-piece band from Toronto has been deep in the trenches of the studio for almost three years, creating their piece de resistance. The latest offering features a three-piece horn section with rich soulful harmonies in an exploration of funk, pop and rock. It’s a song about passion, romantic attraction and emotional co-dependency, reminiscent of Red Hot Chili Peppers but with a modern edge and a classic twist.

‘Driver’ is the second release from their highly anticipated debut album, ‘New Soul’ and follows their first single from the album, ‘Fight About Nothing’, a classic soul jam with a compelling music video directed by the band’s lead singer, Will Bowes. Check it out here.

Keep your ears peeled for their next single ‘Homegirl’, dropping on the 1st February and album ‘New Soul’, coming out on 22nd February…but for now, wrap your ears around this delight.

Remember, you heard it first on NEW LEASE MUSIC!

New Track: Pain – King Blitz

As rapper and NEW LEASE MUSIC staple KING BLITZ gets ready to drop his first project of the year,’ he wets his fans’ appetite with brand new single, ‘Pain’ – a heartfelt piece of urban prose with highly relatable and contemplative lyrics, accompanied with a melodic, Bruno Mars-esque vocal hook.

Have a listen to ‘Pain’ below…and if you’re digging this track, it’s worth checking out his previous EPs, ‘Eight Days A Week’ and ’24Hrs’ – ranked #7 on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Albums of 2018 list.

‘Layerz’ EP is out from 24th January on all major streaming/download sites.

Song of the Day: Afraid of Americans – 184 & Big Toast

Borrowing the chorus from David Bowie’s track of the same name, ‘Afraid of Americans’ is a humorous track which essentially take down of one of the most prominent yet intellectually bankrupt figures in modern history. The song takes aim at the personification of politicised stupidity, Donald Trump.

‘Afraid of Americans’ is the first single from rapper BIG TOAST and producer 184‘s collaborative album, ‘Prolefeed’. It is released with accompanying visuals shot outside the American embassy featuring a rubber-faced Donald Trump / Michael Myers monstrosity.

The track is available for free download via Bandcamp, alongside the instrumental, a remix and a follow up to Toast’s 2015 cult classic ‘Fuck off Tarquin’.