Song of the Day: Magic – Bree

Earlier this year, new R&B artist BREE released two new singles, ‘Addiction’ and ‘Magic’ which both received major spins from Coast to Coast Live Radio & 2HotRadio.com. It was a hard task but after much deliberation, ‘Magic’ made it to today’s hotspot as the slick number is built on her notable reputation of emerging a modern twist on smooth 90’s style-R&B and soul (think of The-Dream and Jeremih) with the result that can be wrapped up in one word: dynamic.

Described by her fans as a triple threat, the Chicago singer, songwriter and actress has performed in various states including Iowa, Indianapolis,Wisconsin and Chicago and is preparing for live performances this summer: opening up for The Weekend in Phoenix Arizona (a competition in ATL for a Grand prize up to $50,000); A 2017 BET AWARDS Investment deal opportunity up to $30K and The 2017 Coast to Coast Live Competition for a Cash Prize of $25K.

But right now, this smooth operator-on-the-rise is currently working on visuals for the singles – so keep an eye out for that here on NEW LEASE MUSIC.

For now, kick back and relax to ‘Magic’.

EP Review: This Is For You – Quincy

If you’re a regular visitor of NEW LEASE MUSIC, then you’ll know that QUINCY is all about churning out slow jam R&B numbers… the type that puts some serious heat under the collar and steam up spectacles within seconds…and his latest EP, ‘This Is For You’ makes no exception.

Released last month, the six-track set brings back that rich, old-school R&B, when the upcoming crooner takes on and remakes his father, AL B Sure’s 80s hit ‘Night and Day’. Elements of raunchy guitar plucks makes a surprising appearance, in tracks including, ‘Waterfall’ and ‘Late Night Flex’, ensuring the temperature is kept way above 100.

‘This Is For You’ will be greatly received by die-hard nostalgics of late 80s/90s soulful R&B…it’ll be a shame to miss out – better check it out!

Must Listens: I Can Tell You, Late Night Flex, Me Time

New Track: Figure It Out – Native People

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UK talent NATIVE PEOPLE show off their evolved sound in new single Figure It Out, released late last month.

Produced by Huw Stephens-approved collective The Citrus Clouds and Oz Craggs, the new track retains the band’s core essence whilst showcasing their versatility as they explore a new direction for their sound. The focus leans towards the marriage of 90s R&B, downtempo funk and sleek contemporary pop, reminiscent of Honne and Shura.

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2016 has been a big year for the Kent-based quartet, with their summer single Call Me breaking into the top 10 on Spotify’s UK Viral Chart and being labeled “the sound of summer” by BBC Introducing’s Abbie McCarthey. In the past few months alone they have toured in Germany and Holland, played a plethora of festivals and headlined Club NME at the prestigious KOKO. This November the young band will embark on their first headline tour, stopping off at Bristol, Manchester, Brighton, Birmingham, Newcastle and London.

NATIVE PEOPLE gained recognition for their pressing indie rhythms, beautiful guitar riffs and thoughtful vocals, now with the release of Figure It Out  and their inaugural UK headline tour in November, these upcomers will be bringing their 80’s inspired indie electronica and mature pop to the next level.

Have a listen to their latest effort – if you like what you hear, it’s worth checking out the tour dates:

04/11 Bristol – The Louisiana
14/11 Manchester – Fallow Cafe
15/11 Brighton – Komedia Studio
17/11 Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge
18/11 Newcastle – Jumpin’ Jacks
19/11 London – The Courtyard

 

 

 

Song of the Day: Skip The Talking – Unique Hastings

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Elements of seductive soul, R&B, Hip-Hop and pop, has pushed  UNIQUE HASTINGS‘ latest single, Skip The Talking to the dish of the day hotspot by NEW LEASE MUSIC. The sultry banger is set to appear on his upcoming album The Heart of a Dreamer.

A singer, rapper, songwriter and producer, the South Londoner soul-pop sensation, is a multi-talented artist with music in his veins. His father owned a recording studio and his mother taught him to sing. On top of this, both his grandparents were musicians.

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All this spurred him to follow his passions as a musician. He has since been involved in a number of exciting projects, producing music for a Virgin Media digital campaign as well as collaborating with Chris Brown for a remix of the R&B artist’s single Run it. His touring meanwhile has taken him all over the world, playing acclaimed venues such as the O2 Arena in London and Apollo Theater in New York, supporting names as big as Ludacris and De La Soul.

Unique Hastings is likely to appeal to fans of Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake and Seal, combining their collective pop appeal, whilst also channelling his own distinct smoky vocal tone and stylistic diversity.

On top of his musical endeavours, the singer has also co-starred in an award-winning short film titled Shantell Town, the soundtrack of which he also co-produced.

The slick crooner has another exciting single on the way titled Gimme All Ur Luvin, plus a full-length album titled The Heart of A Dreamer set to drop next year.

Now you know everything you need to know about this hot property, it’s time to sample his latest track…happy Friday!

Song of the Day: Tread On Me – Gold Complex (Nic Armour)

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NEW LEASE MUSIC’s dish of the day is the sexy slow jam number, Tread On Me from Toronto-based classic soul/R&B/pop act GOLD COMPLEX. The single is taken from the band’s deluxe version of their self-titled debut EP.

Described by CBC’s Errol Nazareth as ‘smooth, catchy and sexy’, the dynamic octet has built a strong fanbase in Canada, headlining renowned venues and released their debut self-titled EP  in April last year. Their first two singles Tread On Me and Backbone received regular rotation on radio nationwide and were featured on the Nickelodeon television series, Open Heart, available on Netflix.

Following the national success of their debut EP, GOLD COMPLEX has brought their powerful sound to bigger audiences around the globe by releasing a Deluxe Edition with a psychedelic deep house remix of the R&B hit Tread On Me.This Soundcloud exclusive re-issue (available for free download) is a showcase of the band’s musical diversity and technical prowess, taking the listener on a journey from groovy dance tracks to soulful slow jams.

The band is currently in the studio recording their debut full length album New Soul, set for release in April 2017…be sure to look out for that…but for now, check out their smooth effort, Tread On Me.

New Music Video: Balance – Sticky Blood

Production duo STICKY BLOOD have unveiled  their brand new visual to grime/R&B fused single Balance. The track is the first release from their upcoming EP, Blood Thicker Than Water, dropping on the pair’s record label Card Gang Music on 20th November.

New Release: What I Know Now – Mark Asari

Still enthralled by the success of his debut solo song Up and Away, MARK ASARI is back with his new track What I Know Now from his upcoming EP. The inspirational effort gives an insight into the R&B singer’s hard knocks in life prior to his success.
Being in the music industry since a very young age and collaborating successfully with artists such as Tinie Tempah, Chipmunk, Labrinth and Wretch 32 has enabled Mark to make his mark on the UK music scene. With such smooth vocals which delivers a positive and upbeat message, this upriser is more than ready to be at the forefront of the revival UK R&B scene.

Song of the Day: Can I be Your Stripper – Shanell

Today’s track is Can I Be Your Stripper, the latest single from American singer/songwriter SHANELL…trust me on this one, this is TOO GOOD to pass up – hit the play button NOW!

The R&B smooth songstress is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment, an imprint of Birdman’s Republic Records-distributed Cash Money Records.

Can I Be Your Stripper is now available via iTunes.

 

 

Song of the Day: Fallin’ 4 U – Devyn Rose

Check Today’s track Fallin 4 U by American R&B artist DEVYN ROSE.

The single began picking up plaudits across the US including support from the BET Awards. Now making steps in the UK, with Falling 4 U, DEVYN ROSE  re-releases the single package, alongside a special live acoustic version and a dance remix.

Stemming from the momentum that she had created with her first single, she released her official follow-up track entitled ‘Get It Off’ featuring Young Money’s Jae Millz, which hit radio airwaves nationally and internationally. A seasoned ‘remixer’, under the alias Tanya T6, Devyn built a solid reputation for producing exciting mixes which also received widespread radio play.

Over the past few years, she has been working diligently to perfect a sound that she is thrilled to call “her own”. Having been fortunate enough to work behind the scenes with Hip-Hop artists such as 3 6 Mafia, N.O.R.E., Mims, Jae Millz, French Montana, Royce Da 59, and Grammy nominated Producers Dame Grease and D-Moet, she has been able to develop an eccentric new generation mix of pop, r&b, alternative, and hip hop genres, which she calls ‘edgy, sexy with an attitude, beat driven and loud’.

All versions of Fallin 4 U are available to pre-order on iTunes.

 

Exclusive Interview with: Nino Wes

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This time it’s R&B singer/songwriter/producer NINO WES‘s turn to be in the interview seat. The co-founder of the now-defunct hip-hop group, The Breakfast Club, has been making waves here on NEW LEASE MUSIC with his super slick song, You & Only You (the third most popular track on this blog). Now it’s time to read about the man behind that sweet, sweet music.

NLM: First of all, I would like to say congratulations on new partnership with Ingroove Music Group. So tell us  what to expect from this beautiful relationship ?

NW:  Thank you. It’s a new opportunity to distribute my music digitally worldwide. The group breakfast club is now an independent record label. “Breakfast Club entertainment”

NLM: So what other projects do you have in the pipeline?

NW: I have the breakfast club album consisting with original members and I’m planning a solo EP as well.

 

 

NLM:  Let’s go waaaayyyy back to the beginning: at what point did you say: ‘Yep I wanna be a R&B artist?’

NW: I’ve always known I wanted to do R&B, so I can’t really say there was a day I decided to pursue it. I’ve been singing since I was a child.

NLM: What’s the reception been like on your music so far? 

NW: I’ve been getting good feedback from what I can see. I’m in California and  I reside in the San Fernando Valley. Last year the city put on an award show “the 818 awards(area code for my city) and I was fortunate enough to receive the “best male” R&B” award. That was cool because receiving the local acknowledgement lets me know that I’m on the right track.

NLM: You have a real slick discography. Tell me, what’s your proudest work and why?

NW: So far…ummm I have this song that me and my guys from breakfast club did. It’s called “Bite me”. I’ve been talking and ranting about this song for a while now lol but I’d have to say that one.

 

NLM: How would you describe your music? Would you compare yourself to any of your music influences?

NW: My music is honest. At the end of the day I want to give you a feeling to remember. I can’t compare myself to my musical influences just yet cause I haven’t put in half of the work they have put in. I’m barely getting started.

NLM: You co-founded and also a member of the group, The Breakfast Club which is completely different to your sound as a solo artist. How did this venture came about?

NW: I started the group with my partner Kid Soul. And at the time the whole dance craze called “jerkin” was happening in Los Angeles (still world wide too) he was working with the new boys at the time(hit single “you’re a jerk”)  once we met, at first he was going to help me as far as pursuing my solo career but he presented me with the idea for the group because the demand for that type of music(jerkin) was high at the time.

NLM: You also  produced out-of -sight tracks for a string of  artists. Who are they?

NW: I’ve worked with “Mann”(buzzin ft 50 cent) hip hop duo “Kids in the Hall”. Me and breakfast club producer “Vegas Blake” produced a record for Ciara ft rick Ross last year “Boy Outta Here”.  I’ve had a chance to work with LA-based artists:  Eatbeeff, The Fly Guys, Khleo Thomas, Shawn Chrystopher, and many others out of Los Angeles
NLM: If you had a chance to collaborate with a mainstream artist, who would it be and why?

NW: There’s so many but one person I’d collab with now? I like BJ the Chicago kid. His stuff is dope, he keepin’ that soulful r&b alive and he does hip hop. Soul of a Woman is the album.

NLM: How can potential fans make contact with you?

NW: You can connect with me on Twitter IG FB @ninowes everything. Check my site out on ninowes.bandcamp.com

NLM: finally, if you were given three wishes, what would they be?

NW: First wish: is to wish member of breakfast club “skoo boii” and his family peace.
 Wish two: is to one day be in a position to help people.
Wish three. End all police brutality and racism.