New Track: Misty Head/Sunny Street – Oscar Jerome

To say South London singer-songwriter Oscar Jerome had a restless 2018 would be an understatement. One of the capital’s finest purveyors of soulful jazzy vibes, Jerome has been busy getting playlisted and tipped by the likes of 6 Music, 1Xtra and Boiler Room, selling out London’s Village Underground and touring consistently – recently playing a run of shows in the US and further cementing his fast-growing international audience.

Keeping up the momentum for the new year, Jerome has now unveiled his brand new single titled ‘Misty Head / Sunny Street’, which dines on an influence of jazz, funk and hip-hop, delivered with the songwriter’s signature lo-fi grit.

Oscar Jerome (credit: Will Millar)

Driven by a warped Thundercat-esque bassline, the track rides an intoxicating groove as Jerome’s lysergic guitars and impassioned vocals serenade above a warm bed of technicolour synth hues. The new cut comes in support of a short European tour which kicks off with Jerome’s biggest headline show to date at London’s EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) on 20th February .

‘Misty Head / Sunny Street’ is the latest addition to a vibrant back-catalogue that has marked Jerome out as a tour de force in the burgeoning London jazz scene. The single follows 2018’s Where Are Your Branches? EP and the follow-up single ‘Do You Really’ – both of which building on the critical acclaim of his debut self-titled EP released back in 2016.

Check out Jerome’s single below:

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Song of the Day: Crazy For Your Love – Chris Gemini

CHRIS GEMINI jumps into today’s hotspot and carries on the weekend vibe with another gritty house/EDM joint, ‘Crazy For Your Love’, out now on all download/streaming sites.

2018 has been a heat wave of a year for the Jamaican-born/London-based DJ and producer: taken from his EP ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’  (ranked #8 on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Albums of 2018) tracks ‘I Be Missing You’ and ‘Imperfection’ amass over ten million streams and downloads worldwide.

The featured track serves as the B-side for single release ‘I Can Feel Your Love/Crazy For Your Love…why not check it out below…and if you’re REALLY feeling this, keep your eyes peeled out for Chris’ upcoming album, scheduled to drop later this year.

Song of the Day: Afraid of Americans – 184 & Big Toast

Borrowing the chorus from David Bowie’s track of the same name, ‘Afraid of Americans’ is a humorous track which essentially take down of one of the most prominent yet intellectually bankrupt figures in modern history. The song takes aim at the personification of politicised stupidity, Donald Trump.

‘Afraid of Americans’ is the first single from rapper BIG TOAST and producer 184‘s collaborative album, ‘Prolefeed’. It is released with accompanying visuals shot outside the American embassy featuring a rubber-faced Donald Trump / Michael Myers monstrosity.

The track is available for free download via Bandcamp, alongside the instrumental, a remix and a follow up to Toast’s 2015 cult classic ‘Fuck off Tarquin’.

Song of the Day: Rolling – Ratlin (ft. Dun D)

Mozart Estate native RATLIN finishes up 2018 by teaming up with Dun D for latest cut ‘Rolling’, lifted from his currently untitled EP set to drop early 2019.

Released via GRM Daily, RATLIN, Dun D and their squad roll up in Amsterdam and capture their escapade for the visuals. Having been teased to snippets and behind the scenes shots of the video on his Instagram account, ‘Rolling’ has been eagerly anticipated by RATLIN’s fans and the likes of Spotify and Apple Music have heard that call too as the record instantly hit the ‘Best Of the Week’ playlist as well as ‘New Music Friday’ and ‘Rap UK’.

Classed as one of the most relevant and revered figures in the UK rap landscape today, RATLIN is a notable figure across platforms such as BBC 1Xtra, GRM Daily and Trench Magazine. He performed at Wireless Festival last year, sharing the stage with WSTRN and long-time collaborator Fredo, who he also supported on both of his sold-out UK tours this year and has worked with some of the scene’s most exciting artists including Avelino, Sneakbo, Abra Cadabra, Stylo G and Ayo Beatz, as well as veterans such as G FrSH, Lethal Bizzle and Blade Brown.

Warm up for RATLIN’s 2019 arsenal by taking in ‘Rolling’, tipped to be his biggest joints to date.

New Music Video: Sight – Gaspar Narby – Sight (ft. D.A.N)

Following on from the release of single ‘Words Of July’ feat. British singer LEES, the London-based Swiss producer GASPER NARBY shares the music video to single ‘Sight’. The Theo Le Sourd-shot production follows two people through the streets of New York, both going through the pain of heartbreak and surrounded by memories of their time together.

‘Sight’ forms part of Narby’s first full body of work, ‘A Stare Makes Two’ EP. Flush with intricate beats, soft melodies, experimental eletronica and complex production, Narby sets down five tracks that explores the various stages and forms of romantic relationships.

Check out the video below: