Song of the Day: Stop Me – Franko Fraize (ft. Alex Joseph)

Added straight on to the Spotify ‘Grime Shutdown’ playlist, FRANKO FRAIZE released stunning new single ‘Stop Me’, alongside his highly anticipated ‘Lights & Colour’ EP.

Proving to be quite the musical enigma, FRANKO FRAIZE takes influence from Hip-Hop and Indie, which is expressed through his heartfelt and moving rap delivery. Always distinguishable by his archetypically British accent, his voice is undeniably recognisable. His charismatic charm reached into the soul with bold disposition for his latest records as FRANKO FRAIZE begins the project with his thought evoking track ‘Side By Side’ ft Alex Joseph. Connecting listeners through the engaging message of growth, perspective, empathy and understanding, it was the first gem to be released from his EP and was paired with heartwarmingly nostalgic visuals. A one to watch, this track caught the attention of DJ Mistajam who said: “I’ve been keeping my eye on him for a while but this is possibly his best track to date!”.

‘Stop Me’ is a real strong contender for being the top track on the EP. Bound in energy and no-nonsense determination, the record is an instant mood booster that gives a solid kick up the arse in terms of both sound and lyricism.

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EP Review: Life’s Got You Riveted – Oloff

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OLOFF emerged into the NEW LEASE MUSIC spotlight for the second time with his latest EP, Life’s Got You Riveted, released earlier this month.

Described as genre-bending by the Bristolian alternative emcee, the four-track set offers up some real slick vintage hip-hop which works in unison with the (respectfully) wayward delivery that’s very similar to Mike Skinner from The Streets. It’s worth a listen – check it out!

Must Listens: Plughole, Smart Kind Of Arsehole 

Song of the Day: Closing the Journal (ft Pip Mountjoy) – Ceiling Demons

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Today’s song is Closing the Journal by British alternative hip-hop duo CEILING DEMONS. The track is coming from their thought- provoking  LP, Dual Slides, released in December.

CEILING DEMONS consists of Yorkshire-born twin brothers MCs Psy Ceiling & Dan Demon – and let me tell you they are a force to be reckoned with. Upon its release, Dual Sides received raving reviews in their hometown.

No doubt their bizarrely angelic stamp on hip-hop will spread across the globe in no time.  Just have a listen to Closing the Journal as it’s the perfect introduction to their bitter/sweet fusion with let-the-truth be-told and hard-hitting lyrics. The production is topped off by BBC Introducing’s unsigned singer/songwriter Pip Mountjoy’s soothing vocals.

The hip-hoppers were described as a cross between THE STREETS’  Mike Skinner and DJ SHADOW – the truth is they’re definitely in a league of their own. If you’re feeling Closing the Journal, pop over to their Bandcamp page and check out the album.

You can say hi to the guys @CeilingDemons.