New Track: Douchka – No Reason (ft. Hi Levelz)

After their collaboration with ‘This Mood’, producer DOUCHKA hooks up with rapper Hi Levelz again for the new single ‘No Reason’.

Full of bold textures, the track will lift you up with a chorus made of organic brasses and choirs, before giving way to the fluid and catchy flow of Hi Levelz.

Speaking of his latest banger, DOUCHKA said: “No Reason, was made in a similar way to ‘Call You Mine’ with Lia. I sent the beat to Hi Levelz in the morning and played it later that evening  with a draft version in Bordeaux. The next day, I had a dozen of messages from people who wanted to know where the track was available because they recognised Hi Levelz’s voice as they heard it on ‘This Mood’ a few months earlier.”

‘No Reason’ is from DOUCHKA‘s EP ‘Infantile’, set for release on 21st April via Nowadays Records…look out for that – but for now, lift up your Thursday and have a listen to this slammer.

New Music Video: I Got You – Leska (ft. Batuk)

leska-i-got-you-leskaFrench alternative electro duo LESKA are back with an avant-garde visual to their latest track, ‘I Got You’. Featuring eccentric South African singer Batuk, the three-minute vibrant production displays an unbreakable bond between two people (pictured above).

‘I Got You’ is out now via French innovative label, Nowadays Records…go check out the video.

New Track: Sirens – UNNO


NEW LEASE MUSIC regular Awir Leon, J.Kid and Tismé aka – UNNO (The UNexpected NOte) – have just released their latest pop/avant-garde piece Sirens via French label Nowadays Records.

The latest release is the first single of their second EP Silence, which draws up in a swirl where the shooting melody and the trip hop/synth beat seizes the mind, and Awir Leon’s vocals dives into a universe made of mirages.

The band released their first EP As We Land and As We Land (Take Off Edition EP) – which includes a bonus new track and a remix by fellow Nowadays Records recruit BRNFKD.  With the forthcoming release of their second EP, UNNO continues to explore and experiment with layers of electronic/pop/trip-hop textures; a unique sound that only exists through the chemistry between the three personalities.

Have a listen for yourself… check out Sirens.

New Music Video: Falls – Awir Leon


AWIR LEON reveals Falls, the last of a trio of single visuals illustrating the debut LP Giants, out now via pioneering label of the burgeoning Parisian beat-scene Nowadays Records.

The singer and composer follows on from the truly unique Maybe We Land  video, shot on skateboard and the completely immersive lead single Sitting So High. The self-directed video sees Awir undertaking a journey through the woods. As he progresses on his journey he sheds his skin of clothes in an environment both old and new, changing and questioning colours.

Also a member of collaborative electro-pop trio UNNO, AWIR LEON‘s latest single draws comparisons to the most avant-garde elements of acclaimed works by James Blake or Nicolas Jaar through his immersive production and vocal style.

Hear for yourself…check out the video.

New Track: I Got You – Leska (Ft. Batuk)


After standout music solo careers, Douchka and Les Gordon – aka  French Electro duo LESKA join forces for their debut single, I Got You released last Friday via Nowadays Records.

Following a string of  solo EPs,  Les Gordon caught the attention of Kitsuné, releasing more  EPs, including Atlas and Abyss under the record label. Douchka began as a DJ before turning his hand to producing. His hard work caught the attention of the independent French label Nowadays Records, leading to the release of  EPs Joyful (June 2015) and Together (March 2016).

Together the two created something that’s not your average anthem. Featuring South African singer Batuk, they proved they’re ahead of game by juxtaposing explosive, juvenile yet melancholic overtones in the three-minute wayward banger …It’s definitely the one to remember…check out I Got You.