EP Review: KWESBAAR RMXS – Neak

NEAK‘s latest project, ‘KWESBAAR RMXS’ maybe a mini set of just five tracks, but it burst with influences, with his spin on hip-hop from the golden era (circa late 80’s), which is often met with rhythmic loops of 70s-style soulful vocals. Third effort ‘The Gift (Mashup)’, brings a little something different to the project as it taps into the boombap vibe working in unison with bluesy jazz tones for that tinging sensation.

‘KWESBAAR RMXS’ is a spin off from Neak’s critically acclaimed/self-produced full-length album, ‘KWESBAAR’ as it entails four new interpretations/remixes from that set plus new track, ‘Nothing To Lose, Inner City Blues’. Released year ago, ‘KWESBAAR’ accumulated over 30,000 streams with the first few weeks of its release. Neak’s lucid delivery gives a hard-hitting account of the trials and retributions of being an African-American male in America which, personally, feel (at times) that Kanye West is taking a shot on the collection.

‘KWESBAAR RMXS’ carries on the same theme of his everyday struggles that’s definitely worth a listen…check it out below…

Must Listens: The Gift (Mashup), My Life

New Lease Music’s Top Ten Albums of 2018

10. HIGHLANDS – DELAFAYE

9. DREAMLIFE – J KAS

8. JE NE SAIS QUOI – GEMINI CHRIS

7. 24 HRS – KING BLITZ

6. #DONTSLEEPONJAS – J.A.S

5. LFTP SEASON VOL.1 – 3BUBBLE & J. GRAY

4. SKETCH (ABSTRACT) – MISSION

3. PERPENDICULAR – AMANI

2. Heads in the Clouds – Noep

1. My Fairytale – Dovile Lee 

EP Review: Leak – LYK

LYK

 

Producers Ango (LuckyMe) and Druture (Chopsquad/Grizzly) – aka – LYK (LET YOU KNOW), dropped their latest effort. Leak last month.

This four-track EP should not be taken likely as it features a SERIOUSLY dope mash-up of hip-hop and EDM, already taking parts of the US and Canada by storm….you’re here now, why not check it out!

Leak EP is available on iTunes.

#TheMustListens: See What I Can Do (watch the video here.), Parachute 

EP Review: Lost Letters – Argovia

Argovia Lost Letters

If you’re a fan of the MUSE and PORCUPINE TREE, then I have a sneaky feeling you’ll like ARGOVIA.

The Venezuelan rock duo unleashed their debut EP, Lost Letters late last month, in which they described each emotionally fuelled songs as ‘ love letters that’s never been sent’. So expect the angelic presence of the  keyboard and tranquil vocals with an almighty splash of post alternative metal and grunge. Enjoy!

#The MustListens: Song For Myself, One Day Left

Song of the Day: Everything – Feexer

 

Today’s song is Everything By Italian-born rock artist FEEXER. The single is from his debut EP, Diamonds and Defects, released in June.

Starting out last year, FEEXER released a collection of songs online and gain some exposure through SoundCloud, expanding his online fanbase. This is thanks his smooth blend of  indie pop, acoustic rock and electronica which bear strong elements of  his main influences which include NIRVANA, RADIOHEAD and A PERFECT CIRCLE.

The indie rocker is now working on new material – so expect more releases in months to come and live shows in 2015…but for now take time out and listen to Everything. If this track hit the spot, have a listen to his EP right here. Enjoy!