Album Review: Konfidence – Kit Rice

Previously featured tracks, ‘Just A Kiss’ and ‘Always Been This Way’ have set a curious tone for KIT RICE‘s brand new album entitled ‘Konfidence’, released on Monday (25th June).

I was very privileged to be invited to Kit’s album release launch party on Monday at London’s  229 The Venue Club and I gotta say this newcomer’s – along with the backing singers – well-poised vocals has compelled me even more to the eight-track collection.

‘Konfidence’ certainly matched the full-on confidence of the live performances I witnessed, by kicking off with a boisterous sound of the UKG scene, before offering up more club filling makeovers of the original R&B/soulful offerings, ‘Always Been This Way’ and ‘Just A Kiss’, with the help of producers Operator S and DJIMON.

The combination of that UKG vibes and smooth R&B offers the perfect balance throughout the album, topped off by the 2017 Voice contestant’s soulful vocal which effortlessly flows between the two genres.

With this pretty neat set, KIT RICE firmly holds onto the title as one of the most exciting and promising artists that the UK has seen in a very long time…

Make sure you check him out below:

Must Listens: Just A Kiss, Always Been This Way (original versions)

New Lease Music’s Top Ten Songs of 2016

 

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10. New Drug – Tre’lb

 

9. A Place Far Away – Goldsands

 

8. In The Morning –  Sophie Longshaw

 

7. Razor – 1000WAYSWASTED

 

6. Expensive (from The Intent Soundtrack) – Big Tobz

 

5. Stay Up, Stay Blessed – Meru Maud’ Dib

 

4. Ready & Waiting (ft. MceBisi) –  Becca B

 

3. Thinking About It (Let It Go) – Nathan Goshen (KVR Remix)

 

2. See You In The Stars – The Optical Illusion

 

1. Kick  – 3KNGZ

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NEW LEASE MUSIC staple 1000DAYSWASTED just keeps rolling them out, releasing his most gritty and gutsy drum ‘n’ Bass work to date, I live Among You. Guaranteed to spice up those cold winter days, the banger comes from the EP of the name same, available now on Juno.

Go on, you know you want to – hit that play button and have a cracking weekend!

Song of the Day: Isolation – 1000DaysWasted (ft. Kellie Allen)

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NEW LEASE MUSIC saved the Friday hotspot for 1000DAYSWASTED‘s latest effort, Isolation. Featuring the D&B producer’s weighty bass trademark with contrastingly light vocals provided by Kellie Allen, the single is from the latest EP From The Darkness, available now on Beatport.

Before you go, jumpstart your weekend and check out the clip of Isolation.

New Track: Razor – 1000DaysWasted

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 100DAYSWASTED drops another fiery one to set off the weekend.

Razor makes room for  the drum and bass producer/DJ to take a slight detour by adding an uplifting, mainstream-ready vibe through refreshingly vibrant vocals, giving the racy anthem that extra spice.

The latest release is part of his full-length album, The Aquarium of the Night, released earlier this month through his label Night45UK, available on Beatport.