Obsidian Cane Presses The ‘Reset’ Button On Latest EP

Giving old skool UK Garage a new lease of life, producer/artist OBSIDIAN CANE’s latest three-track EP, ‘Reset’ came along by complete chance…

The tracks on the EP were originally separate projects for three artists – Bryonii, I Am Born and Stacey Pierre. The plan to release the summer bangers came to a halt when the Covid-19 pandemic struck the UK back in March.

Obsidian explains: “My plan was to complete each project then go back to performing at live events. Then the world went into lockdown and everything changed. Music events were cancelled, clubs closed, and social distancing gave me some tough decisions to make. I had a serious discussion about quitting the music industry for good, but my music promoter convinced me the Covid-19 lockdown was the best time to release new music as a new artist. Since everything felt reset and new, I used that energy and produced the three songs and title the EP.”

‘Reset’ EP may be the first solo release from Obsidian Cane, a seemingly unknown artist, who received over 13,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, but he’s certainly no novice to the UK underground dance scene. The Londoner scored success with club hit (I Need A Rhythm) as Garage duo KP with UK Garage producer Paul Benjamin and has performed live at 51st State music festival as KP.

Away from his partner-in-crime Paul Benjamin, Obsidian has other projects up his sleeve: he has produced music for artist in development Warner, EMI and Parlophone, as well as producing music for popular TV shows, including Get Up Stand Up and EastEnders.

‘Reset’ EP is now available on various download/streaming platforms.

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Have a listen below…

EP Review: The Crusaders Of The Lost Art – Redd Tunes Productions

REDD TUNES‘ latest EP, ‘The Crusaders Of The Lost Art’, is relatively shorter than his previous projects. It shifts from the London producer’s hazy stance on the golden hip-hop/boom bap era – as featured in previous EPs – to a fresh and crisp feel, showcasing string-laden productions, against the semi-menacing b-line, where guest rappers take their turn in giving the EP a retro boom bap feel with a fierce edge.

If you’re a regular on NEW LEASE MUSIC, then there’s a chance that you’re familiar with Redd Tunes’ work..and if you dig the vibes of his past work, then you’ll definitely welcome ‘The Crusaders Of The Lost Art’ into your collection…check it out below

Song of the Day: Vibration – DJ Paleface (ft. Kai Gama)

Poet/MC KAI GAMA, one half of the electro hip-hop group, The Insonmiax delivers a powerful poetic performance on an Ahmed Jamal/ De-La Soul inspired future bass/ UKG instrumental courtesy of DJ PALEFACE.

Over the years DJ Paleface has released singles such as ‘Fall Outta Love’ and ‘Stormy Weather’ and earned producer/songwriting credits for the likes of Kyla, Drake, Crazy Cousinz, Sweetie Irie, Wiley, Maxwell D and Major Ace. His most recent release ‘785 Girl’ featuring Marvin Ambrosius, kicked off the summer season and garnered huge support from MistaJam on BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems, Billy Da Kid and Shortee Blitz on KISS FM and Rampage at BBC 1Xtra. Quickly following up with ‘Vibration’, DJ Paleface’s latest productions showcase his wealth of experience as a bass production master.

Vibration is out now via Northern Line Records on all platforms. Check it out below…

EP Review: The Guild of Artisans – Redd Tunes Productions

Producer Rob “Redd Tunes” Brazao’s second project of the year, ‘The Guild of Artisans’  is the perfect chill out escapism from lockdown.

A melodic haziness of boombap/hip-hop works its way through the set, with guest emcees’ delivery easing through the tranquil bars.

One thing that certainly didn’t go unnoticed is the dopely askew vocals in intro track, ‘Distance’ by MansasWorld.

For all you hip-hop heads out there, it’s to immerse yourself into Redd Tunes’ ‘The Guild of Artisans’. This guy has been in the game for over 30 years, so you’re about to listen to some quality stuff…hit that play button below…

Must Listens: Distance by MansasWorld

Song of the Day: Nightfall – DJ Ten

If stars had their own soundtrack, DJ TEN‘s track ‘Nightfall’ would be it. Leading with organic percussion meeting retrowave synths, the track boasts elements of R&B which quickly appear with the smooth female vocals.

Speaking of the track, DJ Ten shares, “Nightfall was inspired by many things for me. The key thing being to make a song with retrosynth inspiration, but to also give it a modern vaportrap twist and execution. I love to blend different sounds together that no one expects.”

DJ Ten – the man behind the tastemaker Youtube Channel, New Retro Wave, which has nearly one million subscribers – received over four million views across streaming platforms while a track from his ‘Retrological 2.0’ album was featured in the movie ‘The Demolisher’. DJ Ten has previously collaborated with synthwave producer, Trevor Something on two highly successful singles, ‘The Inner Voice’ and ‘Viral Lust’.

‘Nightfall’ is part of the Brooklyn-based retrowave producer’s self-produced EP ‘We Dream Aloud’ via TenStars. Check out the single below: