New Music Video: The ArtForm – Confucius MC & Mr Brown

‘ The Artform’ is a collaboration between two unique and very talented hip-hop artists: CONFUCIUS MC and MR BROWN.

The production showcases a classic sense of groove and masterful use of samples, producing a solid mixture of unique beats. Confucius’ intelligent lyrics and superb flow combine perfectly with the beats to make a riveting and dynamic collection of songs. The accompanied video was shot during a brief visit to Morocco, displaying a journey through the vibrant and art filled streets of the city of Essaouira, once the home of the late Jimi Hendrix.

Possessing a unique voice which cuts through the clichéd conversations, CONFUCIUS MC has been active in the London hip-hop scene for several years, garnering praise as one half of live act ‘Con+Kwake’ and supporting the likes of Mos Def, Public Enemy and Slum Village .His debut release ‘The Highest Order’ (YNR Productions) has firmly established him as one of London’s emerging new talents.

We Stay True’s recruit MR BROWN has been quietly producing tracks for nearly two decades. After a handful of releases including 2 volumes of his ‘Beats for Days’ instrumental series and a spattering of collaborations (Planet Asia, Copywrite, Beneficence, MCM) he crossed paths with CONFUCIUS MC through a mutual friend and instantly knew they could make something special. Henceforth… and ‘The Artform was born.

Check out the video.

New Track: Swagnolia – DayDreamers

NEW LEASE MUSIC regulars Skye The King and Trilla T are back as DAYDREAMERS, along with third member Cullen M.

The latest swaggerly-slick piece ‘Swagnolia’ features Skye The King and Trilla T, killing it with their flawlessly smooth flow…better check it out!

Song of the Day: Dem Gyal Deh – J.Kas (ft. Franz-Von)

J.KAS dropped a fiery Mantra-produced track entitled ‘Dem Gyal Deh’ bang in the middle of the hot season.

For this two-and-a-half minute deep house number, the Sheffield emcee enlists local spitter Franz-Von to add that extra kick.

Turn this one up to the max…check it out!

New Track: New National Anthem – McSxorpio

Hailing all the way from Georgia, Atlanta City, upcoming rapper MCSXORPIO  makes his debut entry on NEW LEASE MUSIC with brand new track ‘New National Anthem’, released last Monday.

Featuring a heavy soulful sound of the 60s, the three-minute track represents a sense of much-needed unity across the globe to eradicate the growing hate that exists today.

‘New National Anthem’ is taking from his new album, ‘Please Change The Channel’, released last Thursday.

Get the first taste of the album and listen to the super smooth ‘New National Anthem.’

Mixtape Review: Foreva Fameos – Fameos

Continuing his combination of light atmospheric overtones and that heavy bassline from his previous mixtape, ‘Hall Of Fame’ – named Mixtape of the Week by NEW LEASE MUSIC late last year –  FAMEOS bounces back, dropping another collection, this time entitled ‘Foreva Fameos’.

His above combination takes on a deeper and gutsy vibe, with the upriser’s newfound “hey, hey” trademark, featured at the beginning of each track – providing the way for the mammoth build up.

There’s some real slick numbers in this neat package, so it’s definitely worth a trial.

Must Listens: Wait For It, Lottery, Rodeo Show, Apply Pressure.

New Music Video: Lessons From My Baba – Tayfun

Capturing the bond between both father and son, TAYFUN pays homage to Father’s Day by releasing the visuals for his latest single ‘Lessons From My Baba’ via Link Up TV. Delivering an ode to his Father,TAYFUN constructs a personal and honest reflection of how his father made him the man who he is today.

Embracing his roots, not only through the relationship between himself and his father, he goes back to his motherland Turkey to film the stunning scenic backdrop to the video. His culture and heritage play a poignant role in his music and both ‘Lessons From My Baba’ and his debut single ‘Figo’ are shining examples of that.

The Slvng Major-produced number infuses a piano-laced instrumental with a heavy beat that accommodates the rich sounds of the Saz guitar. ‘Lessons From My Baba’ acts as the foreground of where both western and eastern musical influences merge together and create a hybrid that plays on different cultural elements.

2017 has facilitated great growth for TAYFUN, having dropped his debut ‘Figo’ two months ago it has cultivated over 150,000 views. ‘Lessons From My Baba’ delves into a more personal follow-up and demonstrates his strengths both as a songwriter and stylistically as a rapper.

Catch the full video below.

New Track: Cruisin – Dolla$ignDunn (Ft TwonDon)

While building a prolific catalog, DOLLA$IGNDUNN sets the off summer with an energetic track, entitled ‘Cruisin’. With witty punch lines and a laid-back summer vibe, D$D delivery flows effortlessly throughout the three-minute production.

This is definitely something you can kick back to with friends in the hot weather… so add this keeper to your collection, roll down your windows and play at high volumes. Enjoy!

New Track: On Me – Miles Glyphers

Setting a smooth tone for the summer, MILES GLYPHERS dropped his brand new single, ‘On Me’ on Friday.

The slick production comes from common collaborator Sound Of Fractures (Raye, Scott Quinn, Ritual). Inspired by his upbringing and real life experiences, the song explores Miles’ realisation that while people (and life itself) may try to bring you down, but it’s on you to stand tall and prevail.

The 21-year-old rapper who was born in Ivory Coast, in Africa, before fleeing the war-torn country to stay at a refugee camp in Guinea. At 11 years of age, Miles finally moved to the safe-haven that was Sydney, Australia.

Since 2015, MILES GLYPHERS has had a monumental rise, with in excess of 160,000 Spotify streams and kudos from Noisey, Clash Magazine and Highsnobiety among others.

This is powerful stuff…check out ‘On Me.’

Song of the Day: By The Lake – Blaccc Lotus

NEW LEASE MUSIC is glad to see old fav BLACCC LOTUS still doing his thing. His last appearance was back in September with the sinisterly dark track, ‘SS 96’.

Now the conscious emcee presents an offering that’s equally sinister and dense…it’s worth checking out!

Song of the Day: Ridah – Kreative (ft. Yang)

KREATIVE makes a quick return to the Monday’s hotspot, with latest single, ‘Ride’, which could be described as the continuation to the bittersweet break-up note, ‘Free Fallin’.

Sporting a summery-chilled rock/pop vibe, ‘Ride’ is all about having that special someone sticking by your side through thick and thin…before reaching breaking point.

A great track to start your week with…have a listen.