Song of the Day: Paris! – AYLØ

NEW LEASE MUSIC is very proud to introduce the exciting genre fluid artist and producer AYLØ onto today’s hotspot. The fast-rising rapper, singer, songwriter and beatsmith is one of the seminal Nigerian creatives, alongside the likes of Odunsi The Engine and Santi, who are pioneering the seminal and innovative fusion sound coming out of Africa, popularly known as alté, which is currently making waves, disrupting the sound and culture on the continent, and quickly gaining traction and attention internationally.

Firmly steeped in alternative R&B, neo soul, hip hop and afropop music sensibilities, while drawing inspiration from a widely varied pool including Fela Kuti, DMX, Whitney Houston, Sade, Herbie Hancock, Soulection, J. Cole, and Andre 3000, AYLØ’s soulful, warm and hazy sounds, as highlighted on his fan-favourite cult classics like ‘Island Girl’, ‘Gardens’ and ‘LITT’, have amassed over a million streams on Soundcloud and Spotify, alone.

His latest single ‘PARIS!’ is co-produced with fellow alté frontrunners Le Mav and Odunsi The Engine, and is the first offering from his forthcoming mixtape DNT DLT, which is due for release on July 30. ‘DNT DLT’ is the long awaited follow up to his critically acclaimed 2017 album Insert Project Name and his 2016 Honest Conversations EP.

Check it out below:

 

 

Premiere: I Need You (video) – Violeta Skya

VIOLETA SKYA reveals some sultry visuals for her latest single, ‘I Need You’ today.

For this single, the Lithuanian born/London-based singer/songwriter exchanges her edgy trademark, featured in previous releases ‘Kiss Me’ and ‘Overload’, for a more delicate and almost atmospheric electro-pop soundscapes.

Released late last month, ‘I Need You’ is now available on all streaming/download sites…for now check it the video below – and remember, you saw it first on NEW LEASE MUSIC.

 

 

Song of the Day: TMI – IYKZ

Just a week after releasing his take on Ella Mai’s sensational ‘Boo’d Up’, the upcoming, UK talent IYKZ returns with another huge remix, this time putting his stamp on Drake’s number 1 single ‘Nice For What’.

Having recently dropped his own single ‘Paint Me Ugly’ as DJ Target’s #UKUnsigned track, the rising star has been building his position as “one to watch”. He has previously collaborated with Maleek Berry and has over half a million Spotify streams on his previous single ‘They Know (wan mo)’, while most recently he has released commercially successful singles like ‘Clarity’ and ‘No Commercial’ gaining attention of J.U.S.T.I.C.E League and BBC 1Xtra.

Check out the accompanied visuals for the fire track, dropped exclusively via Link Up TV…I’m telling you; you’ll be a fool to pass this one up!

New Music Video: Warning – Danya Black

Ahead of her EP ‘Bird of Prey’, set for release later this year, South London rapper DANYA BLACK unveiled the brand new single entitled ‘Warning’.

Her latest offering possess a 808 heavy, trap-style track with a splash of rock guitars, that in part was influenced by the classic R&B Danya grew up listening to in her hometown.

The sultry emcee has been singing, rapping and performing since the age of 10. Despite having a fashion industry background after studying at the University of the Arts, she has always been a singer/songwriter at heart.

Danya’s EP ‘Bird of Prey’ is reflective of life as she knows it – she describes it as an introduction to herself as an artist and musically a taster of what’s to come.

Check out the video to ‘Warning.’