Song of the Day: Icicles – Shea Clouds

SHEA CLOUDS‘ latest Lo-Fi single ‘Icicles’ is a perfect listen for those cold winter nights, smuggled under a duvet with a nice cup of hot tea.

Although the cosy setting during winter spurred him to produce the soothingly hypnotic instrumental, Shea Clouds confides his biggest source of inspiration was hearing the warm laughter of his children during the cold months.

‘Icicles ’is the lead single from Shea Clouds’ latest EP, ‘Backyard Bits: The Winter Tape’ which gives an insight into his signature sound – just pure mellow vibes with beats that hit you between the eyes. Have a listen to ‘Icicles’ below…

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Song of the Day: Dreaming Awake – Asher Laub

One of my new year’s resolutions for 2022 is to include a more eclectic collection of music on the blog…but I’ve decided to bring that resolution forward after listening to cutting-edge violinist ASHER LAUB’s single, ‘Dreaming Awake.’

The single showcases the very reason why Asher has generated way over 1.2 million streams across various platforms. The pop/dance backdrop serves as the perfect stage for Asher to create an instantly euphoric feeling with his fleeting fiddle.

Released on October 14, this original song suggests a different way of looking at the world. It is also accompanied by a great music video now available on YouTube – https://youtu.be/voexbyDw19M

Asher Laub started his musical journey at the very young age of 2. Expert in trans-genre improvisation, his skills have led him to venues like Lincoln Center and Madison Square Garden. He has also been featured on major news sources such as NBC, WABC, and CNN.

‘Dreaming Awake’ is now available across various music platforms…Go on, have a listen!

Song of the Day: Grooveship – Rocomoco

Lifted from their forthcoming album, ‘Into The Blue’, slated for release this Friday (29th October) via Aviary Day on Aviary Bridge Records Ltd, laidback lo-fi duo ROCOMOCO‘s single, ‘Grooveshop’ features Denmark-based artist Hoffy Beats who is making himself at home in the sounds of chilled beats. He’s been featured on the Lo-Fi Girl Youtube channel and has earned just under 13 million plays on Spotify alone.

Berlin-based rocomoco have earned over 11 million streams across platforms, with features on vibe-maker Youtube channels such as nourish, Dreamy, Délicieuse Musique, College Music, STEEZYASFUCK, and The Jazz Hop Cafe to boot as well as appearing on Mr Suicide Sheep’s Favourites Spotify playlist. The duo were featured in Last Day Deaf’s Cool Smooth Chill playlist and received written support from the likes of CLASH Magazine, A Closer Listen, Stereofox, and Give It A Spin.

The pair have incorporate a collection of chilled vibes, jazzy guitars and dusty beats with a forward-looking left-leaning edge into their work, calling upon the likes of J Dilla, Nujabes and Jinsang as source of inspiration. In turn, their sound draws parallels to the likes of Potsu, Kruder & Dorfmeister, FKJ and Nightmares on Wax.

Speaking of the single, rocomoco says: “Our single is about when everything falls in place perfectly: Grooveshop serves liquid melodies from places of longing. Think about endless moments in Mediterranean beach bars where the time stands still. Hoffy’s Jazz chords and piano licks have been a good starting point for the atmospheric and chilled beat we ended up with.”

‘Grooveship’ follows previously released singles, ‘Years’ and ‘Warm Flicker’. Check out the accompanied colourful video for the feel-good single below…

Album Interview: Lightheaded III – Dizzy Rambunctious

DIZZY RAMBUNCTIOUS is one of the few producers featured on the blog over the years for his dramatic, attention-grabbing bangers. So when he dropped his latest project, ‘Lightheaded III, I had to hunt down this New Jersey beat master to find out how he comes up with such out-of-sight productions in the 12-track set.

NLM Hey, thank you for taking part in an interview with NEW LEASE MUSIC. How is 2021 treating you so far?

DR: Ummm 2021, is definitely something else but it’s definitely better than last year haha. I’m hanging in there for sure

NLM: You released your album, ‘Lightheaded III’ back in June. What is the public perception on the project so far?

DR: Yes, I released it back on June 25th. my fans were very excited when they found out that I was finally dropping the album after teasing it with multiple snippets, new listeners enjoyed it as well because last year I started twitch streaming during the start of the pandemic/lockdown, I stream playing video games and I would play my music in the background so that new viewers can hear it and follow up on my entire discography. Those people from the gaming community I created joined a live listening session I hosted for lightheaded III before it dropped on midnight on all streaming platforms and they had a great response to it.

NLM: How would you describe the album’s sound to potential fans?

DR: The sound of the album is definitely dark and very spacey, it will definitely uplift any emotion you’re feeling when you listen to this album from front to back, it’s like you’re entering into my mind if that makes sense haha

NLM: What inspired you to produce the album?

DR: So basically what inspired this album is of course when lightheaded II dropped back in 2018 it was about a heartbreak from a relationship. Lightheaded III is a follow up after me finally recovering from that heartbreak but then other life situations hit me. Job loss, friend’s cutting me off, and dealing with anxiety from the pandemic/lockdown. It’s been hard but I’m in a great position right now in life mentally such as being in a very healthy relationship and having a better circle of people who I can trust.

NLM: What is/are your favourite single(s) from the album and why

DR: I love this question! Definitely my favourite songs has to be “The Deep End” with my bros Free Samuda and Lil Bear because When I was making the beat for it, I was in the mood like “Don’t fuck with me, don’t make me go off the deep end” and I was very excited when I heard the final product, F.E.A.R as well because the title is the main message of the album. You face everything and rise.

NLM: What message would you like the listeners to take away from your album?

DR: No matter what you’re going through with life, it’s only temporary and you will overcome it.

NLM: If you had to feature one mainstream artist on the album, who would it be and why?

DR: interesting, I like this question. I usually would wanna feature artists that are not really too too mainstream but like people know them really well, but if you’re talking mainstream I would say Don Toliver because he would’ve made this album so much more spacier and his sound would’ve definitely fit so well with the album.

NLM: Do you have other project(s) for 2021?

DR: Yes I do actually, I’m currently working on the 5th instalment of “The Blu Tape” series, I’m hoping to get it out there before the year ends if not early 2022.

NLM: How can potential fans find you?

DR: You can find me on the block! Just kidding haha but you can find me on Twitter/Instagram @Im_DizzyR and “Dizzy Rambunctious” on all major streaming platforms.

NLM: Finally, any special shout outs to those involved in the production of ‘Lightheaded III’ ?

DR: I definitely would like to shoutout the features on the album. TRPLSVN, Free Samuda, Lil Bear, Donnie Durag, & Willy Gonza, without them this album wouldn’t have the sound and direction it has.

Dizzy Rambunctious latest project is now out

Turquoise Share New Single, ‘Strawberry Daiquiri’, Ahead Of Fermented Fruit EP

Hailing from Lincoln, Nebraska trio TURQUOISE deliver instrumental rock influenced by their midwestern roots. Comprising of Tim Buchholtz (bass), Alex Durrant (Drums) and Matthew Senstock’s (guitar), Turquoise combines jazz, metal, and indie rock for its own brand of noise. The guys started writing together while touring with Antlerhead in the summer and fall of 2019, and when the pandemic of 2020 began, their collaboration really took off.

Their new single ‘Strawberry Daiquiri,’ recorded with Jeremy Wurst at Coyote Face Recordings, solidifies this culmination of hard work. The first single sets the tone for their upcoming  Fermented Fruit EP through Friend Club Records.

This one is truly euphoric…have a listen to ‘Strawberry Daiquiri’ below…