New Track: Over – Sleeplust

Since claiming the limelight on NEW LEASE MUSIC with single ‘My Place’ last February, there’s been a reshuffle in the SLEEPLUST lineup, with two new members (vocalist Amber Ruthe – replacing Meghan Tartamella – and drummer Sarah Luffred) joining twin brothers guitarist Michael Pepe and bassist Joseph Pepe.

With the big change comes an even more honest approach to their songwriting with highly emotive arrangements of floating electro pop/rock soundscapes through their latest offering ‘Over’. Released last Monday, the almost four-minute single gives an account of one refusing to end a relationship and the burning desire to keep it alive.

To date, SLEEPLUST has released two EPs, their debut Self-Titled EP and its follow-up remix EP simply titled Remixes. Together, those EPs have accumulated over one million plays across digital streaming services, and tracks from both have also been placed on television shows such as The Real World, Bad Girls Club and Total Bellas.

Their new single is the beginning of the band’s next chapter as they prepare their forthcoming album for Summer 2017.

Have a listen to ‘Over’.

Mixtape Review: Shades of Mary – Jetpack Jones and Brock Berrigan

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Californian emcee JETPACK JONES and New York producer BROCK BERRIGAN came together for their latest collaborative effort Shades of Mary, released last month.

With the 17-track mixtape, the duo mixed hip-hop with every possible genres going – 70’s groove, 80’s funk, R&B, reggae, rare groove and a hint of Latin  – you name it, they’ve done it! What makes this project so intriguing is the super cool, chilling-in-the-summertime delivery of quick witted, laugh-out-loud wordplay that suits every genre featured on this mammoth production.

Even if you’re not a die-hard hip-hop head, Shades of Mary is definitely worth a trial, because these two guys created really something special here…

The #Mustlistens: Simply Because We Can, Roll, Stoner Hill, A Shade of Love, Find Your Cool, Farewell.

Star Song: U and Only U – NinoWes

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Today’s song is U and Only U by Californian raised singer/songwriter NINOWES. The track was released in May.

After using the famous Jerk Movement as a platform, the Ohio born upcomer was more than ready to emerge as R&B solo artist. He had his first taste of success with his track, Bite Me (Bitch I Am A Mac Apple Bite Me) which has over 3 million plays virally by the group which he co founded called Breakfast Club. More recently he won an award for best Male R&B at the first 818 awards in September.

This guy is no one trick pony: he also produced hip hop songs for acts including MANN, KIDS IN THE HALL and KHLEO THOMAS – but R&B remains his first love. Well just have a listen to U and Only U. This track oozes pure class and it certainly justifies his award for Best Male R&B.

NINOWES has more music in the pipeline, so keep it locked on NEW LEASE MUSIC