EP Review: Beast Side – Tom Bem

Tom Bem Beast Side

Following the release of his well-received debut EP Shallows, TOM BEM slams another one entitled Beast Side, released earlier this month.

Displaying his usual emotionally intensive arrangements, the South-East London producer and singer injects vulnerability in this vocals, revealing the battle within himself in containing his emotions during the turbulent years of his life. Among the stunningly atmospheric soundscapes, there’s a tinge of Timbaland/Timberlake influence present in some tracks…hit the play and see what you think…answers below please!

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New Music Video: Bad Ting – D Nicks


D Nicks video clips

Smooth, soulful male vocals are currently rare and in short supply in the music industry but D.NICKS makes sure he is going to give a dose of seductive and harmonious lyrics.
The Londoner releases his first video to single Bad Ting from his upcoming EP, giving a glimpse of what is to come and the huge potential he has as an artist.

This is the first of his releases before his EP so make sure you keep your eyes locked on NEW LEASE MUSIC.

Song of the Day: Apple – Kane & Marcus Beats

Kane and Marcus Beats video

Apple, is a collaboration between two UK’s promising acts, introducing a seamless musical mix of R&B with the influential ‘skippy’ high hats of London’s old ‘skool’ Garage scene, formidably complimented with a grime sound that just makes sense.

So expect to tease your ears with the summery tones of the West Coast, intrinsically complemented by the texturing voices of KANE, who perfectly executes a ‘rap singing’ ‘skippy’ vocal, while MARCUS BEATZ spits the UK Grime sound with tangible flow.

This track, which has been inspired by the Adam & Eve story of ‘forbidden fruit’ depicts how a woman can control a man’s mind, and has been cleverly transformed into contemporary times, accompanied with a London shot video by Nathaniel Media.

The track itself was written by the pair and as this is just one of the many creative talents up their sleeve. It’s very safe to say that this special duo are truly set to showcase what UK talent have to offer.



fabian Secon Fallin

British R&B newcomer FABIAN SECON makes his second entry to NEW LEASE MUSIC and continues to tease new music. The singer-songwriter from London delivers a highly addictive, smooth track, Fallin, produced by one of the hottest production teams in the UK right now‎ Splurgeboys (Skepta/Fekky/Bonkaz), Lucas Secon and Mintman.

So enter the weekend on a chilled tip and check out Fallin’

New Track: Holdin’ – Model 86

model 86 Holdin

Forward-thinking producer MODEL 86 returns gets ready to release his latest EP, When You Realise People Are Not One Dimensional Characters In A Movie Of Your Life in early July.

Written over the past six months, the five track release bounces off the walls like nothing Manchester-born, London-based Matthew James Wilcock – the man behind the moniker – has done before. A kaleidoscope of weird and wonderful textures, the EP explores the nooks and crannies of experimental electronic, R&B, and contemporary hip-hop. Blending together an eclectic mix of diced samples, storming bass, beautiful refrains and bold rhythms, When You Realise… provides a sound reminiscent of Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus and Flume.

The EP’s opening track Holdin sets the tone straight from the get-go as an explosive hip-hop fling of choppy samples: a footworky rhythm with emotional breakdowns.

After dropping out of Art College to study music, MODEL 86 began exploring a waypoint between New York hip-hop, ‘70s funk, jazz and contemporary electronic music, whilst exploring his interest in the way music and sound dissect. Having produced prolifically for commercials, TV and film, he finally came into his own with his debut EP, Self Help Dance last summer. Following on naturally from his first release, championed by NME, Clash and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens,  the producer’s latest endeavour continues the theme of genre-mashing, but with a more considered structure and approach.

When You Realise People Are Not One Dimensional Characters In A Movie Of Your Life is out for your inspection on 8th July…but for now, listen to the EP’s opener.