New Music Video: I Can Tell You – Quincy (ft. Al B Sure!)

R&B crooner QUINCY is back with his pops Al B Sure! for the remake of the 80’s hit, ‘Night & Day.’

The track, originally recorded by Al B Sure! in 1988,  stole the top spot on the Billboard Hot Black Single chart which led to a Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance the following year.

Almost twenty years later,  QUINCY looking to repeat his father’s success by adding his extra sultry/after hours trademark to the R&B classic…so go ahead, check out the video!

New Music Video: Destiny – Nino Wes

NEW LEASE MUSIC stalwart NINO WES drops his brand new music for single entitled ‘Destiny’.

In the four-minute visual, the award-winning singer/rapper goes through the trials and tribulations of fulfilling his desires…check this one out when you have a moment.

Directed By Jeremy Johnson (Imaginary Film Productions)

Album Review: Reason Or Rhyme – Midnight Mystery Club

Just on the preview alone (which I discovered at the start of the year), David Newell and Michael Gray – aka MIDNIGHT MYSTERY CLUB – really cause a stir and kept fans and tastemakers on the edge of their seats with the release of their (obviously) highly anticipated album, entitled ‘Reason or Rhyme’, released last Friday.

A summer-hazy electronic/dance drive dominates the ten-track set, with elements of downtempo funk creeping in just before the second half of the album, before making its occasional presence well and truly known, for an even more pleasurable listen.

‘Reason or Rhyme’ was certainly worth the wait and – seriously – I cannot fault these guy’s production – it’s five stars from me!

Must Listens: Richest Man In The World, Orange County, Reason or Rhyme, Alright (Album Remix).

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