Mixtape Review: A1 Mondays 3 – A1

If you enjoy REAL hip-hop and R&B of the yesteryear, then oh boy you’ve landed on the right spot!

As part of his #A1Mondays series, which started out earlier this year, A1 drops his third installment, coming in the shape of a six-track set entitled ‘A1 Mondays 3’. In his latest mixtape, the upriser takes on big hits such as Twista’s ‘Overnight Celebrity’ and Eve’s ‘Satisfaction’ and sparkles his some of the magic through his extra spicy flow.

I tell you, once you hit the play button on this bad boy, rest assured there won’t be a single dull moment. Head right here to check out A1 Mondays 3.

Must Listens: Overnight Celebrity Freestyle, Satisfaction Freestyle

 

Advertisements

Song of the Day: Rich in Spirit – St. Jude (ft. Mike Kalle)

ST.JUDE is back with ‘Rich In Spirit’, the second single from his upcoming and highly anticipated LP, ‘Natural Progression.’

Featuring the award-winning and bi-lingual lyrical talents of Mike Kalle, this track oozes positivity and is testament to the fact that you don’t need cash to be wealthy. Both emcee’s tackle the topics of self-improvement, the importance of family and staying true to your art.

‘Rich In Spirit’ encapsulates a sense of optimism in uncertain times and delivers poignant content in both English and Spanish. This combined with the soulful, boom-bap production of Canadian producer, Think, gives the bouncy track a summery vibe.

‘Rich In Spirit’ is now available for download exclusively on from 4DPresents.

Music Video: To You – Kastilano

kastilano-to-you-video-clip

Very glad to have one of NEW LEASE MUSIC’s  all-time spitter KASTILANO back with single, ‘To You’.

This on-point offering is the first release from his latest mixtape, ‘D.L.B (Dope Lyrics & Beats)’, available now FREE via DatPiff.

New Music Video: Better – Fjer

fjer-better-video-clip

After claiming the Song of the Day hotspot ten days ago with single, ‘Better’, Danish singer FJER is back with a chilling visual for her latest release.

Co-directed with Peter Anthony Red, the four-minute production features a soaked FJER in a shower, reflecting on past experiences, knowing that the subject is now looking back and doubting choices.

Released via Quintic, ‘Better’ is now available as a free download on Soundcloud…but before you dash off to grab your copy, check out the video to the trippy electro-pop single.

EP Review: Snapchat – J.Kas

I gonna kick off the first review of the year with NEW LEASE MUSIC staple J.KAS‘ five-track EP ‘Snapchat’.

This hot property from Sheffield continues to dash A WHOLE HEAP of hot pepper sauce in the latest project, by adding his seamless flow to dangerously infectious dance bangers, uptempo and rhythmic after hours hip-hop/R&B.

This one is definitely a keeper; add to your collection for free via Bandcamp.

Must Listens: All Night (Sugah Sugah), Cold Love, Fxck With Me.

Song of the Day: Better – Fjer

better-fjei

Here’s another dish of the day – this time coming from forward-thinking Danish electro-soul artist FJER and her latest single ‘Better’.

With a sound that calls to mind SIA and Banks laced with an upbeat, almost anthemic vibe, the singer/songwriter/producer’s raw emotional overtones mirror the introspective life reflections common to us all: both inclusive and yet isolated.

Produced by the Danish duo Nector, ‘Better’ is an infectious alt R&B-flecked electronica pop gem that slides effortlessly between bassy beats and spacey lulls, showcasing FJER shimmering vocals to perfection.

Accompanying the single is the trippy and glitch-flavored video which sees a shower soaked FJER reflecting on past experiences, knowing that the subject is now looking back and doubting his choices. FJER’s artistic vision is undeniable in this co-directed video with NYC’s Peter Anthony Red.

Ditching her studies at the notable Royal Academy of Music to pursue her dreams in New York City in 2012, FJER has seen early successes ranging from the independent release of two EP’s, ‘A New Start’ (2013) and the conceptual ‘Beautiful Home’ (2014), with early plaudits coming from 2DopeBoyz, YRB Magazine and Okayplayer whilst having key showcases in NYC’s staple BB Kings, Tammany Hall and The Bitter End under her belt.

FJER’s last single ‘Her Turn’ was making the rounds after being selected for Spotify’s Indietronica playlist with ‘Better’ looking to further cement her position within the empowering female-fronted scene. With plans to return in 2017 with her debut album on indie label QUINTIC, we can only anticipate what is next for the Danish powerhouse.

 

New Music Video: Nesut Biti – Joker Starr

 

joker-starr-inesut-biti

Following his well-received single, Purple, onced named Song of the Week by NEW LEASE MUSIC, Prince of underground UK hip-hop JOKER STARR makes his way back to the blog with the visual to his latest epic single, Nesut Biti. The three-minute too-cool-for-school number is now available as a free download via SoundCloud.

Before you step off to grab your copy, check out the video.

 

Song of the Day: Tread On Me – Gold Complex (Nic Armour)

gold-complex

NEW LEASE MUSIC’s dish of the day is the sexy slow jam number, Tread On Me from Toronto-based classic soul/R&B/pop act GOLD COMPLEX. The single is taken from the band’s deluxe version of their self-titled debut EP.

Described by CBC’s Errol Nazareth as ‘smooth, catchy and sexy’, the dynamic octet has built a strong fanbase in Canada, headlining renowned venues and released their debut self-titled EP  in April last year. Their first two singles Tread On Me and Backbone received regular rotation on radio nationwide and were featured on the Nickelodeon television series, Open Heart, available on Netflix.

Following the national success of their debut EP, GOLD COMPLEX has brought their powerful sound to bigger audiences around the globe by releasing a Deluxe Edition with a psychedelic deep house remix of the R&B hit Tread On Me.This Soundcloud exclusive re-issue (available for free download) is a showcase of the band’s musical diversity and technical prowess, taking the listener on a journey from groovy dance tracks to soulful slow jams.

The band is currently in the studio recording their debut full length album New Soul, set for release in April 2017…be sure to look out for that…but for now, check out their smooth effort, Tread On Me.

EP Review: Don’t Disturb – Fabian Secon

fabian-secon-ep

UK upcoming R&B crooner FABIAN SECON has unveiled his EP, Don’t Disturb last month, perfect timing for those cold months ahead.

Soulful/ambient soundscapes takes lead and elegantly cruises throughout the five track EP, complemented by the singer’s equally rich and hypnotic vocals – just think of Maxwell and Sade existing on the same album!

Don’t Disturb EP is available as a free download on SoundCloud…grab your copy now – you’ll be in for a REAL treat!