Multi-Grammy and JUNO Award-winning artist CHIN INJETI‘s new single ‘For The Love Of Life,’ is a rallying cry of self-love and reliance. It wasn’t completed without some of Injeti’s tenured collaborative magic; he called upon fellow Vancouverite Teon Gibbs to feature on the track.
With a burgeoning catalog at 255,000+ streams across Spotify alone, ‘For The Love Of Life’ is Injeti’s first of the year, and follows 2020 offerings of ‘Let Go,’ ‘Serious,’ and ‘Falling’ — the latter of which featured Esthero on accompanying vox and Delhi 2 Dublin’s Tarun Nayer on tabla.
Born in Hyderabad, India and having to survive polio from birth, music therapy treatments helped facilitate his motor skills — ultimately changing his life. His path towards the craft became clearer when Injeti teamed up with then-partner DJ Khalil with whom he made multi-GRAMMY and JUNO Award-winning music with and for the likes of Dr Dre, Eminem, Drake, Pink, Aloe Blacc, The Clipse, Lecrae, K’Naan, and more.
Check out the video for Chin’s first release of the year…
BECCA B decided to shake off her pop princess image and enter the realm of smooth R&B – and the gamble certainly paid off! Her latest single, Ready and Waiting was the most popular track last month on NEW LEASE MUSIC. Come on, let’s find out more about this blue-haired siren.
NLM: Hey how you doing? Thanks for agreeing to do an interview with NEW LEASE MUSIC
BB: No Problem! Thank you for the interview!
NLM: First of all, tell us the moment you wanted to become a singer.
BB: Although it’s quite emotional, it was when my Grandma passed away. She always used to encourage me with singing even when I was a little girl, so I’ve stuck at it and I’m loving every moment of it.
NLM: You released your single, Ready and Waiting (named song of the month by NEW LEASE MUSIC) last month. What’s the public’s reception been like since its release?
BB :That’s Great! It’s been awesome! I’ve loved getting this new style of my music out there and can’t wait for people to hear more from me!
NLM: How you would describe your music to potential fans?
BB: Fresh, current and sexy! It’s music straight from my heart!
NLM: So what artists you’re digging at the moment?
BB: I’ve been a huge fan of Rihanna for a long time and absolutely love her new work. Pink is of course up there too – love her!
NLM: If you were to collaborate with just ONE chart-topping artist of today, who would it be and why?
BB: It’s a bit cliché – but it has to be Justin Bieber. His new music caught me off guard, it’s incredible!
NLM: So what other plans you have for 2016? Do you have any upcoming gigs/projects?
BB: I’m currently looking to continue my studio work and create more and more songs. Then who knows what kind of gigs or festival plans I have eh?
NLM: How can potential fans reach you?
BB :I’m always on social media! Facebook is the best place: “Becca B Official Fan Page”
NLM: If music didn’t exist, what other profession would you do?
BB: Well I do some work as a manager at a construction firm, so maybe something even more in-depth in that area? I don’t know really!
NLM: Finally, any shout outs?
BB: A huge thank you to all the people who have been sharing, liking and downloading my new single along with my producers at Electric-Bear Productions and Electric-Bear Records for helping with my release!
Gerry Matthews (bass/backing vocals), Morgan Terrinoni (guitar), and Noah Alexander (drums) -aka LA indie rock band DREAMVACATION – have released their self-titled EP this month.
Produced by John Rausch (Taylor Swift, Pink, Florence and the Machine), the three-track set display the opposite ends of the rock music spectrum. The result is a delicate presence of panoramic soundscapes with the almost aggressive guitar gently ripping through the arrangements.
These rockers are definitely worth their weight in gold because they sure know how to effortlessly create a perfect balance of bitter and sweet. It’s worth a trial; have a listen right here.
Today’s song is Whatever by KEEPING THE FAITH featuring ILIA DARLIN.
I featured the man behind KEEPING THE FAITH dubstep connoisseurIan Halsall a few months back with club -fillerFeel It . This time he teamed up with Greek-born singer ILIA DARIN for an in-your-face, bass-bursting production, topped off by the singer’s melodic vocals –another one that’s strictly for the dance floor. Go on, have a listen!
Like her collaborator of this single, ILIA DARLIN no stranger to the music scene. Starting out in an underground electro punk band called Stiletto Scag, shewent on to become one of the biggest stars in her hometown and has been hailed ‘the next biggest thing’ and the ‘Greek renaissance.’
ILIA took her career to the next level and moved to London, where she performed at numerous of venues including MTV and London Fashion Week in 2011. She was also involved in a project with Konvict Muzik record label (co-owned by AKON) and collaborated with producer and songwriter Billy Mann, who produced hits for artists including PINK, KELLY ROWLAND and CELINE DION.
Now based in LA, ILIA DARLIN is currently working on new material. If you want to keep up to date with the talented singer, please visit her website, ILIA’S BEDROOM, where you can check her much-talked-about hits.
If you’re really feeling Whatever, you can check out more of KEEPING THE FAITH tracks on SoundCloud.