New Tracks: Retina/Stay: Joe Turner

Following his debut release ‘Atmosphere’, championed by Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne & Tom Ravenscroft, South-London producer/musician JOE TURNER releases his brand-new double A-side via Jamz Supernova’s record label Future Bounce.

Leading the double A-side is ‘Retina’, a reflective, downtempo electronic track riding on an arresting undercurrent, densely layered with emotive instrumentation and introspective production.

Its counterpart ‘Stay’ is a bouncier, blissed-out track that radiates an emphatic energy through its warm melodies and lush intricate production.

Joe Turner

Born and raised in Croydon, Turner grew up in a house filled with Soul music and a smidgen of nineties electronica providing the youthful musician with a varied musical palette. His grandfather, a jazz pianist, was a major influence, from whom he’s undoubtedly inherited the musical talent that saw him writing his first song at just eleven years old.

Following his teenage years playing in various bands, it has only been in the past twelve months that Turner turned his attention to writing once again. Concentrating on his own material whilst similarly experimenting in production, collaborations ensued with South-London based artists such as Stella Talpo and SIAMAKI before he took the plunge and released his own compositions.

In February 2019, Turner self-released his first single ‘Atmosphere’ which gained the support of BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft and BBC 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova, amongst many other radio stations & DJs. Also a hit on streaming services it was widely supported on editorial playlists.

With news of further recordings – a debut EP is imminent – and live dates in the pipeline, 2019 is looking to be a big year for the remarkable South-Londoner.

Check out ‘Retina/Stay’ below:

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Song of the Day: Pull Me Back – Yona Marie

Known for her seamlessly smooth R&B tracks, inspired from the nineties, YONA MARIE has switched direction and inject full-on energy into today’s hotspot with her latest EDM banger entitled, ‘Pull Me Back’.

The Washington DC songbird came to prominence back in 2010 after releasing album, ‘The Luv Exposure’ and went to release tracks, ‘High’ and ‘Just Wanna Love You’ which collectively generated way over 1.5 million streams/downloads. Her 2014 album ‘Reminiscent’, was featured on fashion outlets, including Pandora and Boohoo, and magazine advertisements.

Check out Yona’s ‘Pull Me Back’ below:

Song of the Day: Crazy For Your Love – Chris Gemini

CHRIS GEMINI jumps into today’s hotspot and carries on the weekend vibe with another gritty house/EDM joint, ‘Crazy For Your Love’, out now on all download/streaming sites.

2018 has been a heat wave of a year for the Jamaican-born/London-based DJ and producer: taken from his EP ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’  (ranked #8 on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Albums of 2018) tracks ‘I Be Missing You’ and ‘Imperfection’ amass over ten million streams and downloads worldwide.

The featured track serves as the B-side for single release ‘I Can Feel Your Love/Crazy For Your Love…why not check it out below…and if you’re REALLY feeling this, keep your eyes peeled out for Chris’ upcoming album, scheduled to drop later this year.

New Track: Vogue – J Kas

Following the release of the boom bap project ‘Dreamlife’ in February – which was named Album of the Month by NEW LEASE MUSIC – UK rapper J KAS bounces right back with something that’s guaranteed to shake up your summer…

His latest Mantra-produced track, ‘Vogue’ – the first release from his forthcoming project, ‘Dreamlife Summer Jamz’ – sees the Sheffield wordsmith’s delivery effortlessly vibing with the upbeat chords, fused with tropical house and splashes of Afrobeats.

J KAS will be touring across Portugal to engage with the natives for the production of his Summer Jamz project and will go on to headline at this year’s Elevate Young Minds Lisbon Festival and Tramlines Music Festival.

Along with his recent success with his ‘Dreamlife’ EP on this blog, J KAS has also received raving praises in the past from BBC Radio One/ BBC 1Xtra’s elite music tastemakers, Charlie Sloth, DJ Ace, Huw Stevens and Tony Robinson. His summer-charged track ‘Dem Gyal Deh’ featuring Franz-Von, peaked at number 12 in the BBC introducing Sheffield Top 50 Tracks of 2017.

Now it’s time to get your summer started right…check out the video for ‘Vogue.’