MJ Cole Comes Through With Twitch Stream Conceived Garage Single, ‘You Got Me’.

MJ COLE delivers a welcome slice of atmospheric 2-step magic called ‘You Got Me’ via 892 Recordings. Originally conceived live on his Twitch stream, this expertly crafted offering paints a luscious sound-world packed with energy, good vibrations, and warm hearts. Following the 2020 release of his third studio album MJ Cole presents Madrugada via Decca Records, this double drop of summery garage delights sets the tone one what is to come from the producer later this year.

With humble beginnings spending much of his childhood at the piano, practising concertos and eventually winning a scholarship to City of London School while also attending the Royal College of Music junior department, it’s undeniable that MJ Cole is one of the most unique and consistent producers in the game. Best known for his groundbreaking electronic productions, 2020 saw the release of MJ Cole’s third studio album MJ Cole presents Madrugada via Decca Records that marked a personal interlude drawing from his classical roots and into a new world of piano based ambience that was heralded by Mixmag, DJ Mag, Q, The i, i-D, Boiler Room 4:3, Hunger, Red Bull, Dummy Mag, Complex, Annie Mac, Giles Peterson, Phil Taggart, Pete Tong and more. In 2021, he had features and production credits on Rudimental’s “Remember Their Names” and Kurupt FM ft. Craig David “Summertime.

2019 saw MJ Cole claim co-writing and co-producing credits on Stormzy’s Heavy Is The Head album single ‘Crown’ and unveil the incredible Waking Up EP alongside the huge Observer tipped title track ‘Waking Up feat. Freya Ridings’. Since its release, the single garnered over 1000+ plays across national radio including Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, a Shazam chart topping sync to the UK’s most popular reality TV program, Love Island alongside support from Mixmag, CLASH, TRENCH, DUMMY and more.

A year prior, 2018 saw the producer solidify his reputation for and unique ability to write emotive and club ready music with the Foundations EP whilst also collaborating with some of the UKs biggest breakout stars (Bruno Major, AJ Tracey, Avelino) to write songs – namely his incredible collaboration with Kojey Radical ‘Soak It Up’ set media alight, with support from tastemaker heavyweights Pitchfork, Highsnobiety, i-D, The FADER, NOWNESS, FACT and MTV.

With further accolades including chart topping singles ‘Sincere’ and ‘Crazy Love’, MOBO Awards, nominations for Mercury Music Prize and Ivor Novello awards, previous releases on Disclosure’s Method White label, having written and produced for Mary J Blige and collaborated with the Godfather of grime Wiley, the recent words of the iPAPER calling MJ Cole a ‘bona fide super producer’ have never run truer.

Have a listen to ‘You Got Me’ below…

New Music Video: Pick Up Your Foot And Pop That Smoke – Aleisha Lee (#LeeMix)

Fiery songbird ALEISHA LEE circles back to the blog and drops some HEAVY new visuals for #LeeMix of ‘Pick Up Your Foot and Pop That Smoke’.

The remix is a blend of Aleisha’s latest single with Footsteps ‘Pick Up Your Foot’ and Pop Smoke’s ‘Welcome To The Party’.

#LeeMix is the Youtube series where Aleisha does a mash up of songs from producers and artists she loves with original or remixed lyrics…so check it out sometime…but for now, press play on the video for the blazing mash up below…

New Music Video: Pick Up Your Foot – Aleisha Lee x Footsteps

After making her debut appearance on NEW LEASE MUSIC with single ‘Easier’ – which is currently the blog’s Song of the Week – ALEISHA LEE makes a quick return with the video for garage number, ‘Put Up Your Foot’, produced by Footsteps.

Start your summer day right, hit that play button – and take in her fierce flow…

Aleisha Lee Delivers Her New Track ‘Easier’ Just In Time For Summer

London R&B songstress ALEISHA LEE has teamed up with Footsteps for the smooth R&B banger entitled ‘Easier’ on her new label IDWIW Records – Check out the performance video for the single below.

For all fans of UK garage/house music, the young songbird also released second track, ‘Pick Up Your Foot’, exchanging her smooth powerhouse vocals for a fiery freestyle  Check it out here.

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)