Song of the Day: TKO – Jeff Dean (ft. La’Britney)

JEFF DEAN join forces with Detroit R&B singer, La’Britney for a R&B mid-tempo number entitled ‘TKO’.

Also a Detroit native, JEFF DEAN singing influences run deep in the richness of the city. Having the classic church background common in such a historically musical hometown, Jeff found his way to the microphone via numerous avenues. Starting in Sunday morning worship services and the Wayne State University Gospel Choir all the way to competing through several rounds of X-Factor, Jeff knew that music and singing was his passion.

In 2014, he ventured out on his own and released his first single, ‘House Guest’ featuring Earlly Mac and produced by Jupyter. After receiving such a positive response on various streaming outlets (including 30k plays on SoundCloud) as well as a feature on RnBass, Jeff took things a step further. Enlisting the songwriting and management assistance of Universal Music Group Publisher and songwriter Antea Shelton (APLUS), Jeff released his first EP, MAD DOPE, which included 4 promo videos and another feature on RnBass.

Currently in the works is a brand new single titled ‘TKO’created by Grammy nominated producers and writers Yonni Fairchild (Fergie, Keyshia Cole, Rick Ross), APLUS (Justin Bieber, JLo, Beyonce) and Marcus Mims…this one is too good to miss…hit the play button on this one.

 

 

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New Track: Road Closed – Angel

After riding high on previous single ‘Hi Grade’, which has been streamed over 300,000 times, ANGEL continues his unstoppable ascent with the release of track ‘Road Closed’, taken from his EP ‘Her’.

The addictively slick R&B number is expected to continue the success previous releases: ‘Hi Grade’ was described as ‘groovy reggae meets R&B hit’ by The Fader. Harmony Samuels produced ‘Fvxk With You’, which featured Georgia spitter Rich Homie Quan, made a huge splash across both sides of the Atlantic. ‘Her’ EP has been streamed over 2.5 million times globally.

His recent hype stems from 2016 which saw ANGEL collaborating with rising UK rapper Stefflon Don on the sultry throwback sounds of ‘Hop On’ and Haile from WSTRN on the powerful ‘Rude Boy’, which along with the remix – where he joined forces with JME (Boy Better Know), Wretch 32 and Tally – collectively amassed over 2 million combined streams and garnered support from Radio 1Xtra and Rinse FM.

Signed in the US by Motown records VP, Ezekiel Lewis (also responsible for forming the group The Clutch who have gone on to write and produce hits for Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Neyo and more), alongside Island Records, ANGEL continues to reinforce his position as one of the UK’s hottest R&B talents. With Kehlani, Mila J, Pop and Oak (known for their work with the likes of Chris Brown, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj), Grammy award-winning producer Swiss Beatz, Neff U and Prince Charlez (who recently collaborated with Rihanna on ‘Anti’) on the list as just some of the credible names, ANGEL has recently worked with and more new music and live shows coming, there is no doubt that Angel’s debut album is going to rock both sides of the shores, making 2017 and beyond his for the taking…have a listen to this incredible talent-on-the-rise.

New Music Video: Fvxk With You – Angel (ft. Rich Homie Quan)

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Hot on the heels of a huge summer which saw him bring his mesmerising vocals and must-see stage performances to both Wireless and V Festivals, UK R&B singer-songwriter ANGEL has shown no signs of slowing down with the release of his new EP HER earlier this month – which has already been streamed almost 400,000 times in less than two weeks – and now the brand new visual for his track Fvxk With You featuring US rap artist Rich Homie Quan.

Sampling 90s girl-group Jade’s iconic New Jill Swing jam Don’t Walk Away, ANGEL continues  with his unique mix of addictive 90s samples mixed with his distinctive, soulful vocals on the Harmony Samuels produced Fvxk With You. With west London meeting America’s ‘dirty south’, delivered courtesy of an explosive 16 bars from Rich Homie Quan, the Atlanta, Georgia hip-hop artist currently taking the music industry by storm, Fvxk With You has already started to make a huge splash across both sides of the Atlantic and is set to be taken to the new heights with the new visual, filmed in the rapper’s ATL neighbourhood.

HER EP is a collection of six slick and sultry R&B jams produced by Angel and showcasing his incredible songwriting ability and flair for hypnotic hooks and earworm melodies. Seeing him continue to build on the waves he created with his previous releases this year, the EP features two further new tracks, the soon-to-be new favourites Thelma and Louise and the Bobby Brown sampling Me & You. HER also includes Hop On featuring rising UK rapper Stefflon Don and the powerful Rude Boy featuring Haile from WSTRN, which along with the remix – which saw him join forces with JME (Boy Better Know), Wretch 32 and Tally – collectively amassed over 2 million combined streams and garnered support from Radio 1Xtra and Rinse FM.

Signed in the US by Motown records VP, Ezekiel Lewis (also responsible for forming the group The Clutch who have gone on to write and produce hits for Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Neyo and more), alongside Island Records, ANGEL continues to reinforce his position as one of the UK’s hottest R&B talents. With Pop and Oak (known for their work with the likes of Chris Brown, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj), Grammy award-winning producer Swiss Beatz, Neff U and Prince Charlez (who recently collaborated with Rihanna on Anti on the list as just some of the credible names Angel has recently worked with, there is no doubt that his debut album is going to rock both sides of the shores, making 2017 and beyond his for the taking.

HER EP Is out now on Island Records.

Song of the Day: Flex Your Way Out – Sofi de la Torre (ft. Blackbear)

sofi-de-la-torreSOFI DE LA TORRE, the Spanish singer from the Canary Islands, shares her newest single, Flex Your Way Out featuring multi-talented LA artist Blackbear, earlier this month, under the self-styled banner #PopDoneRight.  

The track finds the two singers mirroring their dreamy vocals over Finnish pop producer Jonas Karlsson’s soothing, trap-infused instrumental. Whilst SOFI DE LA TORRE is exposing a darker and more introverted side, as she laments the end of a relationship, the overall feel is one of closure and optimism.

Blackbear rose to fame as a co-writer on Justin Bieber’s 2012 hit Boyfriend. Since then the 25-year old producer has developed an intriguing musical persona – pursuing R&B and rap influences and working with hip-hop artists such as Childish Gambino and Machine Gun Kelly, as well as Pharrell Williams and James Blake.

Following the success of Sofi’s track Vermillion, which gained support from the Guardian, TIME Magazine and Billboard, Flex Your Way Out serves as the perfect showcase of Sofi’s continued ability to craft hit records. With a currently untitled EP expected to follow, the anticipation has certainly been mounting since Sofi’s latest project, Mess’ which debuted autumn 2015, and received praise across the board from Noisey to Pop Justice.

Resolutely independent, Sofi’s latest release provides an introverted perspective to her unique pop style. Performing under the banner of #PopDoneRight, she continues to stress how pop should be heartfelt, original and accessible. ‘Flex Your Way Out’ serves as an introduction for many and embodies the sound that Sofi has pioneered, whilst standing as a testament to her artistic growth in 2016.

Watch the video to the single.

EXCLUSIVE Interview with: Becca B

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BECCA B decided to shake off her pop princess image and enter the realm of smooth R&B – and the gamble certainly paid off! Her latest single, Ready and Waiting was the most popular track last month on NEW LEASE MUSIC. Come on, let’s find out more about this blue-haired siren.

NLM: Hey how you doing? Thanks for agreeing to do an interview with NEW LEASE MUSIC

BB: No Problem! Thank you for the interview!

NLM: First of all, tell us the moment you wanted to become a singer.

BB: Although it’s quite emotional, it was when my Grandma passed away. She always used to encourage me with singing even when I was a little girl, so I’ve stuck at it and I’m loving every moment of it.

NLM: You released your single, Ready and Waiting (named song of the month by NEW LEASE MUSIC) last month. What’s the public’s reception been like since its release?

BB :That’s Great! It’s been awesome! I’ve loved getting this new style of my music out there and can’t wait for people to hear more from me!

 

NLM: How you would describe your music to potential fans?

BB: Fresh, current and sexy! It’s music straight from my heart!

NLM: So what artists you’re digging at the moment?

BB: I’ve been a huge fan of Rihanna for a long time and absolutely love her new work. Pink is of course up there too – love her!

NLM: If you were to collaborate with just ONE chart-topping artist of today, who would it be and why?

BB: It’s a bit cliché – but it has to be Justin Bieber. His new music caught me off guard, it’s incredible!

NLM: So what other plans you have for 2016? Do you have any upcoming gigs/projects?

BB: I’m currently looking to continue my studio work and create more and more songs. Then who knows what kind of gigs or festival plans I have eh?

NLM: How can potential fans reach you?

BB :I’m always on social media! Facebook is the best place: “Becca B Official Fan Page”

NLM: If music didn’t exist, what other profession would you do?

BB: Well I do some work as a manager at a construction firm, so maybe something even more in-depth in that area? I don’t know really!

NLM: Finally, any shout outs?

BB: A huge thank you to all the people who have been sharing, liking and downloading my new single along with my producers at Electric-Bear Productions and Electric-Bear Records for helping with my release!

New Track! Don’t Be Shy – Kane

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As a preview to his debut album, KANE releases his silky smooth offering, Don’t Be Shy.

Oozing with soul and the makings of a sweet R&B slow jam, the British R&B singer showcases weak-at-the-knees vocal over a beat laden with classic guitar riffs and snares, with a more contemporary deep bass backline shining through that perfectly holds each aspect of the track together.

With an equally impressive video in the pipeline, KANE makes his mark with depth and quality to his work. The video, shot in his hometown of Tottenham in London, gives a sincere perspective of the singer and the song itself as the luscious, sweet vocal collides with the raw, inner-city visual surroundings. The result is that of authenticity and somehow gives a new edge to the record that you might have missed on listening.

He may only be in the early stages of his career but this upcomer already has quite a story that has propelled him to his current place in music. At the age of 17, he released his debut E.P Dreams, which resulted in him working with acclaimed songwriter Sam Hook (Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Mary J Blige) and releasing Turn It Up featuring Sneakbo. He then went on to perform at DJ Cameo’s Summer Love festival in Cyprus alongside Tinie Tempah before returning to the UK and performing with the likes of J Spades and U.S songstress, Ashanti, at the IndigO2.

Set to have a big impact on the music scene over the coming years, this cute face lays down some strong foundations for what is to come –  have a listen to Don’t Be Shy.