EP Review: Watch The Ton3s – The Hamiltones

After appearing to be lying dormant for a few years, the recent explosion of that good old R&B, as we know it, has got REAL…and I mean SERIOUSLY real, with laid-back soulful summer vibes popping up from all directions.

Keeping that rich soulful R&B alive, are three powerhouses from North Carolina: J. Vito, Tony Lelo, and 2E – otherwise known as THE HAMILTONES.

Containing six tracks, their latest EP, ‘Watch The Ton3s’ primarily features 90’s-esque semi-chilled vibes well suited for the summer, with backing vocal arrangements occasionally adding a gospel edge. The trio each take turns and robustly deliver their classically rich soulful vocals on each and every pieces, adding that extra spice.

Since these guys first appeared on NEW LEASE MUSIC with single, ‘Pieces’, I’ve been keeping a very close eye on their next move…and I have to say that this EP has more than satisfy my curiosity – and if you’re seriously into your R&B, do not pass up on these three ton3s.

Check these powerhouses out below:

Must Listens: MCBYL (both versions), Alone, Pieces

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Uffie Delivers Bold Electro-Pop On New Single “Mine”

Electro-pop princess UFFIE continues her return to music with the release of a sparkly new single titled ‘Mine’. Co-written with Imad Royal (Panic! At The Disco, Bea Miller) and Rogét Chahayed (Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Halsey), the latest offering is melodic electronic perfection that calls back to UFFIE‘s signature “party-ready” vibe while still maintaining the more nuanced pop aptitude that the French-American artist has demonstrated in her recent work.

Since releasing her ‘Tokyo Love Hotel’ EP earlier this year, UFFIE has been welcomed back, arms wide open, to the music industry. Her new music has been praised by key tastemakers such as V Magazine, PAPER, i-D, FLAUNT, and DAZED, and has led to headlining gigs at Elsewhere (NYC) and Moroccan Lounge (LA). In addition to sharing her own music, UFFIE also recently co-wrote P!NK’s new single “Hurts 2B Human (ft. Khalid).” 2019 is proving that she’s is ‘ufficially’ back!

Warp your ears around UFFIE‘s ‘Mine’ below:

 

New Track: Really Good For Me – Exmag

Following the release of their EP ‘The Walls That Divide Us’, enigmatic, future soul trio EXMAG release their infectious new single ‘Really Good For Me’ through 3 Bar Fire Records.

The collective continue to defy genre restrictions on the record, fusing stuttering synth patterns with woozy guitar runs – an accomplished portrayal of the group’s talent in its purest form.

Comprised of Tyler Dondero, Eric Mendelson and Dave Carls, the American trio have continued to turn heads with their impressive discography, alongside esteemed live performances at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Electric Forest, Summer Camp Music Festival and Camp Bisco.

With previous support from Complex, Nest HQ, The Huffington Post and BBC 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova, ‘Really Good For Me’ continues to showcase the idiosyncratic trio’s musical versatility.

Check it out below…

Song of the Day: London Love – Weslee

Inter-continental singer-producer duo WESLEE have marked their first release of 2019, with latest single ‘London Love’.

Utilising steel drums and deploying a carefree electro-R&B vibe, the playful track sees WESLEE checking off London love interests’ flaws in each area. The chilled out beat of ‘London Love’ shows off Emma’s irresistible vocal range taking centre stage.

The duo’s second EP is set to be released later this year. Acclaimed debut EP 9F, released last June, has generated over 809,000 Spotify streams, while also making it into Jamz Supernova’s ‘Top 5 EPs’ on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

Having established themselves as the one of the most refreshing and uniquely dynamic acts in today’s international music scene, WESLEE have amassed over 25 million streams and performed for BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac at her AMP event, where they were joined by Jessie Ware and Sunflower Bean, as well as Annie herself. The pair also performed on the mainstage of Brooklyn’s Northside Festival as well as Baby’s Alright for their live debut in the US.

Weslee

First emerging with critically-acclaimed debut track ‘Gassed’ the duo garnered a wealth of support from industry heavyweights, with the track receiving the prestigious ‘Hottest Record in the World’ accolade from BBC Radio 1’s Mistajam. It also clocked in at #5 on the BBC Radio 1 Specialist Chart and received support from a wealth of BBC DJs, including Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Clara Amfo and Huw Stephens.

‘London Love’ cements WESLEE’s status as one of the most exciting acts in new music, and with more releases just around the corner, their career is very much still unfolding.

Check out ‘London Love’ below….