EP Review: Peace Be The Journey – Sy’ Defect

SY’ DEFECT has been a long time collaborator of rapper/producer and NEW LEASE MUSIC regular JAS, featuring on his projects including the singles ‘The Moment/The Takeover’ and his most recent EP, #DontSleepOnJAS.

The South African spitter steps to the forefront and dropped his long-awaited EP, ‘Peace Be The Journey’ last month. Produced by JAS, the set showcases a thin layer of serene soundscapes throughout, with variations of rhythmic overtones. This is all rounded off by the rolling presence of the bassline, adding that real meat to all tracks.

Introductory effort,’Hello’ punches out splashes of melodic tones, inspired from the Motherland, which gives a rich tropical house-esque vibe. Among the bed of that atmospheric soundscapes and rolling bass line, the rhythmic tones pick up the pace and switches up to a more blissfully satisfying sound, as featured in ‘Floating Waters (ft. Palesa Blossom) and ‘Peace Be The Journey’.

As for SY’ DEFECT‘s delivery, well he was at complete ease, providing that certain swing to his usual mellow flow which, at times, can pick up at great speed, adding those fire moments in the EP.

Guys, I truly recommend checking out SY’ DEFECT‘s ‘Peace Be The Journey’ – like digging into a cake, it gets sweeter with each sample.

 Must Listens: This Life, Peace Be The Journey, Run Home

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Song of the Day: Wavy – Deli Bricks

With the release of ‘Wavy’ on GRM Daily, DELI BRICKS makes it a trio of major drops for his music catalogue in 2018.

Following on from Judgment Day featuring Suspect and 67’s LD, and the recent release of ‘I Just Wanna Know’, DELI BRICKS delivers yet another ‘Wavy’ visual for his summer drop.

Documenting his lavish lifestyle and the riches from life, the rapper takes for a more relaxed approach of late. Spitting over a reflective and calm production ‘Wavey’ feels carefree and casual, which makes for an interesting spin on his latest records that have been more flamboyant and aggressive in terms of delivery and tone.

Having been a mainstay in the UK rap scene for over a decade, Deli has continued in his craft where many with a weaker drive may of easily fallen to the wayside. His undeniable sound and lyricism teamed with his commitment to bring more than good music but a message of greatness, via his collaborations, remains central to his success and epitomises his distinguished and renowned sound.

Adding another impeccable record to his ever-expanding arsenal, DELI BRICKS gets us ‘Wavy’ with his latest single…check it out!

Song of the Day: TMI – IYKZ

Just a week after releasing his take on Ella Mai’s sensational ‘Boo’d Up’, the upcoming, UK talent IYKZ returns with another huge remix, this time putting his stamp on Drake’s number 1 single ‘Nice For What’.

Having recently dropped his own single ‘Paint Me Ugly’ as DJ Target’s #UKUnsigned track, the rising star has been building his position as “one to watch”. He has previously collaborated with Maleek Berry and has over half a million Spotify streams on his previous single ‘They Know (wan mo)’, while most recently he has released commercially successful singles like ‘Clarity’ and ‘No Commercial’ gaining attention of J.U.S.T.I.C.E League and BBC 1Xtra.

Check out the accompanied visuals for the fire track, dropped exclusively via Link Up TV…I’m telling you; you’ll be a fool to pass this one up!

New Track: Depend On Me – Cores (Ft. Maz)

Bringing smooth summer vibes and classic R&B flavours, CORES joins forces with Maz for latest joint ‘Depend On Me’.

Produced by Cores, ‘Depend On Me’ puts a 2018 spin on the Teedra Moses’ 2009 hit single ‘Be Your Girl’. Combining vibrant drum patterns with the mellow tones of Cores and Maz’ silky vocals on the hook, the lyrics detail the peaks and troughs of a relationship and wanting to ‘have your cake and eat it too’. This tongue-in-cheek track does have a deeper layer to it though, exploring the idea of fear in love and relationships.

Having spent the early 2000’s in the influential pirate radio crew ‘Haunted House Production’s’ the producer and emcee is verified in his authenticity. Flash back to Professor Green’s 2006 standout record ‘Upper Clapton Dance’, which featured the man himself, not only on production but laying down the final verse too. Although CORES honed in on his production craft, which awarded him with a string of ground-breaking records including Adamhood from the film Adulthood, Keep Moving by Paloma Faith, Bashy and Adam Deacon (from the 4, 3, 2, 1 movie soundtrack), and most notably as Executive Producer across all of Professor Green’s albums to date, his love and talent for emceeing has always remained burning bright.

After returning to the mic last year with two new tracks as an artist and showcasing his abilities across the board as rapper, producer and mixer, ‘Depend On Me’ showcases his maturity and talent alongside intricately woven beats, high-end sonics and sharp-tongued bars…check it out

New Music Video: Flipmode – A1

It’s been a while since A1 hog the blog’s limelight…however, he’s now back with a fire freestyle video, covering Velous’s hit ‘Flipmode’ which features Fabolous and Chris Brown.

The freestyle appeared on the third installment of A1‘s series tape called #A1MONDAYS.

Time to check out the video…