Hailing from Brooklyn, R&B songstress PHOENIXX makes her entry on NEW LEASE MUSIC and releases ‘Ain’t Going Nowhere’, the brand new single from her debut EP ‘Bamboo.’
After over a decade of writing songs and singing background for several artists,PHOENIXX is ready to deliver her own sound and style.
Take a listen to ‘Ain’t Going Nowhere’. Upcoming EP ‘Bamboo’ is set for release in Spring 2017…seriously this is one bad boy production!
After debuting on NEW LEASE MUSIC with the funky number, ‘Tell Me’ – featured as Song of the Day – GREG BANKS returns with a brand new single ‘I’ll Be There’, released last Friday.
Hailed as the one to watch by Deli magazine, Banks takes a detour from the kaleidoscopic mix of soul, funk, pop and rock (as featured in track, ‘Tell Me’) and opts for a buttery smooth fusion of R&B and funk, showcasing his after-hours falsetto, which is very reminiscent of the late Marvin Gaye.
Soothe over your humpday and have a listen to ‘I’ll Be There’.
Come and meet BROOKLYN – a newcomer who’s tearing up the underground pop music scene with her out-of-sight track, ‘Cupid’. It’s only right to invite the eccentric songstress into the interview seat…so come on and get the lowdown on a star-on-the-rise.
NLM: First of all, thank you for agreeing to do an interview with NEW LEASE MUSIC.
B:It’s my pleasure, thank you for having me !
NLM: you your single ‘Cupid’ came out late last year. What’s the story behind the single and what’s the public’s reception since its release?
B: So basically the story behind it is that my best friend got cheated on by her boyfriend at the time, with one of the girls that were in our circle so it was kinda deep ! The reception has been more than I could have ever asked, the support and love for it is just crazy and I’m so grateful!
NLM: How would you describe your sound/signature to potential fans? Would you compare yourself to any of your music influences of today?
B:I don’t like to compare myself to other artists cos we’re all doing our own thing u know.. but my sound is very mixed.. the core is very R&B but then definitely has influences of Grime, Hip Hop, etc..
NLM: What mainstream (or even indie) artists you’re into at the moment?
B: Angel – I’m still hooked on his ‘Her’ EP, Yxng Bane aka captain wave lol, Nadia Rose is a boss, Big Tobz I’ve really followed his journey, oh there’s an Afro Beat act I’ve just discovered called Yemi Alade she is awesome!! JA=KI Wolfe ‘the wizard’, Lady Leshurr, Stefflon don, obvs Stormzy too many to mention the UK scene is really producing some great music right now!
NLM: If you had a choice to collaborate with just ONE mainstream artist, who would it be and why?
B: Chris breeeezy.. I’ve been a fan since day I just love his music, his voice just does summmmmin to me, I could literally marry his voice
NLM: If you were granted three wishes to change the music industry today, what would they be?
B: I’d probably not change anything as whatever negative issues exist contribute indirectly to the organic creation of great music anyway. Sometimes politics lead people to go above and beyond and think outside the box
NLM: So what are your plans for 2017? Any coming gigs?
B: Yessss, I got some festivals lined up which I’m super excited about I love the vibes at festivals and the vodka tonics certainly go down well.
NLM: How can potential fans make contact with you?
B:They can @ me directly on Twitter @artistbrooklyn the same for Instagram and my website is artistbrooklyn.com you’ll find all my socials on there 🙂
NLM: Finally, any shout outs?
My family, my team Actually Music, Tenletter and seriously EVERYONE supporting big up!
Today’s song is Just Lose by Brooklyn-born rapper ZENO THE RULER. Track is coming from her mixtape #FuckDatDoe released in August.
Hailing TUPAC, LAUREN HILL and OUTKAST as her biggest influence, ZENO THE RULER – formerly known as Xplo-sev- started her music career at 15. Her laid-back flow and clever, thought-provoking and (at times) I-don’t-give-a-f*** wordplay earned her record deals with indie labels Ironfist Ent. & Money Hunters LLC in Queens NY. She went on to feature on a number of mixtapes, including American Idol hosted by DJ Snakeeyes, Sin City by Big City Productions hosted by DJ Kay Slay and 5 Deadly Venoms hosted by DJ Pimpsun. In the height of summer, she released her single Don’t Do It, which received raving reviews across the net –no doubt her mixtape #FuckDatDoe will continue to fuel the success.
Just have a listen to Just Lose – as you get to witness this hip-hopper’s laid back raps that effortlessly cruise across the silky smooth and well-produced production – CHECK IT!
If you’re feeling Just Lose, it’s worth checking out the mixtape here – because this is one HOT rapper!