EP Review: Peace Be The Journey – Sy’ Defect

SY’ DEFECT has been a long time collaborator of rapper/producer and NEW LEASE MUSIC regular JAS, featuring on his projects including the singles ‘The Moment/The Takeover’ and his most recent EP, #DontSleepOnJAS.

The South African spitter steps to the forefront and dropped his long-awaited EP, ‘Peace Be The Journey’ last month. Produced by JAS, the set showcases a thin layer of serene soundscapes throughout, with variations of rhythmic overtones. This is all rounded off by the rolling presence of the bassline, adding that real meat to all tracks.

Introductory effort,’Hello’ punches out splashes of melodic tones, inspired from the Motherland, which gives a rich tropical house-esque vibe. Among the bed of that atmospheric soundscapes and rolling bass line, the rhythmic tones pick up the pace and switches up to a more blissfully satisfying sound, as featured in ‘Floating Waters (ft. Palesa Blossom) and ‘Peace Be The Journey’.

As for SY’ DEFECT‘s delivery, well he was at complete ease, providing that certain swing to his usual mellow flow which, at times, can pick up at great speed, adding those fire moments in the EP.

Guys, I truly recommend checking out SY’ DEFECT‘s ‘Peace Be The Journey’ – like digging into a cake, it gets sweeter with each sample.

 Must Listens: This Life, Peace Be The Journey, Run Home

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EP Review: #DontSleepOnJAS – J.A.S

Jayd Soliar – better known as J.A.S – has bounced back with the first release of the year, which shapes up be a six-track set entitled ‘#DontSleepOnJAS’ – out today on all major digital platforms, including iTunes and Spotify.

Following the epic release of ‘The Massacre’ – which premiered on NEW LEASE MUSIC last September – I wondered if this latest package would be, at least, on par with the collaborative effort.

Featuring a melting pot of talents, ‘#DontSleepOnJAS’ introduces a boisterous bass which runs throughout the collection, bouncing off echoic soundscapes. Each featured vocals add a layer to the contrasting arrangements, creating a rich three-dimensional (almost holographic) feel.

So just to answer the question: is the EP, at least, on par with the single ‘The Massacre?’. Gonna say that the singles on ‘#DontSleepOnJAS’ have way surpass the track and it goes without saying that you won’t fall asleep on this South African producer’s latest body of work. Check it out below:

Must Listens: I Feel Alive, Game Switch, Drowning, Shipwrecked

New Track: I Want You – JAS x Mpho (ft. Nevita)

Within two weeks of featuring track ‘Hell Or Heaven’, J.A.S makes his presence known, teaming up with long-term collaborator Mpho with a seriously dope house number entitled, ‘I Want You.’

The three-minute sultry club filler features the smooth vocals of Nevita, who previously lent her voice to J.A.S‘ track, ‘The Moment‘.

J.A.S and Mpho previously stole the limelight with track, ‘Set Me Free‘ which was named Song of the Month by the blog in April.

Here’s your chance to check out the masters at work…and if you like what you hear, head over the Soundcloud and get your copy for FREE!

Premiere: The Massacre – J.A.S (ft. Twisted Insane, Mickey Factz, Emilio Rojas & Oswin Benjamin)

J.A.S (Just A Star) returns to the blog’s spotlight and drops what could be his hottest jam to date…

The South African rapper and producer enlisted some of the most respected rappers from the US – Twisted Insane, Mickey Factz, and Emilio Rojas – for track entitled ‘The Massacre.’ Starting with a brief smooth intro, five-and-a-half minute banger launches into sporadically – dope arrangements, where each emcee effortlessly deliver a laid back flow.

J.A.S previously stole NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Song of the Month hot spot in June, with ‘Set Me Free’, a collaborative house track with fellow producer Mpho.

‘The Massacre’ is out today on via iTunes…but before you head out, you better listen to this bad boy production…and remember, you heard it first on NEW LEASE MUSIC!