New Track: Overload – Violeta Skya

Following her appearance with single ‘Kiss Me’, which is ranked at #8 on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Songs of 2017 list, VIOLETA SKYA returns with the first release of the year entitled ‘Overload’.

Over an edgy dance drive, the Lithuanian singer/songwriter explores the ups and downs of a relationship…and out of nowhere, drops a rather glamorous rap, which is a big surprise!

‘Overload’ is the first single from Violeta’s forthcoming EP, set for release at the end of the year/early 2019.

For now, check out this pretty cool video for the single.

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Song of the Day: Gimme The Mic – Coco

One of Sheffield’s hottest property COCO is back, putting a splash of colour in your Monday with latest grime number ‘Gimme The Mic’.

The accompanied visual sees COCO effortlessly working his magic over an infectiously brash bassline. ‘Gimme The Mic’ is the first release from his five-track EP ‘No Rehearsal’ dropping on the 25th May.

Be sure to check out the video before you head off…

New Track: How It Feels – Makk Mikkael

After dominating the limelight on NEW LEASE MUSIC earlier this year with single ‘Jungle’, MAKK MIKKAEL is back with her brand new single entitled ‘How It Feels,’

Feeling somewhat lighter than her previous melancholic offering, thanks to the layered electronic overtones, Mikkael penned the bitter-sweet number during her time in LA while going through the various dark stages of a relationship.

At the age of 19, you may think that this Canadian singer/songwriter has just slip onto the radar. Mikkael released a country album under the name Mackenzie Rose – at the age of 14 – and has worked with Felix Snow and producer JordanXL (Mike Posner).

Now entering a new chapter of her journey, MAKK MIKKAEL is striving to create change in the lives of others, experimenting and perfecting her craft with contrasting sounds that’s heavenly pure yet jarringly dense.

‘How It Feels’ is now available on all major download sites…check out the epic single…

New Track: The Shard – D-Block Europe

Regulars of the erupting underground UK music scene, D-BLOCK EUROPE have consistently elevated their success and awareness with each of their independent releases, leaving them at the top of the pile and on the brink of a major breakthrough for their music. Capturing attention of millions of YouTube viewers on a regular basis via their impeccable music and visuals, their latest release ‘The Shard’ is quickly becoming their biggest to date, having already notched up a majorly impressive 4.5 million views, yet surprisingly, until this point it has been unavailable on streaming sites.

As one of the most sought after, upcoming acts in the UK Rap and music world, Young Adz and Dirtbike LB caught the attention of U.S Rap purveyors D-Block (Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch) back in 2014 and with their cosigning, brought life to D-Block Europe. Persistent with their music output ever since, they have now been taken under the wing of Ministry of Sound Recordings for their first official release, which will see ‘The Shard’ become available across digital streaming sites for the first time, despite its already huge success on YouTube. The move pinpoints the turning point of D-Block Europe’s reign as they have a string of new material set to drop, which will include exclusive new singles and a new mixtape.

Artistically their melodic delivery teams with an array of gritty social commentary and an innate ability to tell tales of urban life, which has awarded them an avid fan base encompassing over 130k followers on Instagram between their accounts, and also swept up 1500 followers on Spotify within the last week alone, proclaiming a whirlwind of excitement prior to the records official major release.

Both Young Adz and Dirtbike LB individually possess uncharted amounts of energy and character and when these forces collide it not only makes for something unique but also erupts in to an abundance of vibes, seen firsthand when D-Block Europe opened for Krept and Konan at Kentish Town Forum. Their live performance and stage presence now proceeds them and they have also been snapped up to perform at the BBC Radio 1 DJ, Charlie Sloth’s show at Electric Brixton as well as being confirmed for major summer festivals throughout 2018 including Strawberries & Cream and Reading & Leeds.

Check out the music video for the single below:

New Track: I Told You – Loick Essien

LOICK ESSIEN makes his 2018 return with the release of  single ‘I Told You’, premiered via GRM Daily.

After exploding on the scene with his Number 2 hit single ‘How We Roll’ featuring Tanya Lacey back in 2011, LOICK ESSIEN has spent years perfecting his craft and working with some musical greats in the UK, US and Africa. Most recently he released his ‘Terminal 5’ project which featured Stefflon Don & Stormzy. After taking a brief hiatus from the scene to focus on himself and his music, he is back to make some noise this year. Kicking things off with the first release of the year, ‘I Told You’, which lays bare his frustrations with the music industry and struggles he has faced over the years.

Embarking on new musical journey, Loick has recently signed with Defigo Management (Double S, Crumz, 1DA) and it working with them to create a more musical magic, with an open and honest sound. He has an arsenal of music and some massive collaborations ready to go, so get ready to hear lots more from the uber talented Loick….