Music Video Premiere: For The City – Sonz of Thunder UK

Following their appearance on NEW LEASE MUSIC with inspirational track, ‘Frontline Testimony’ Shane and Dean Brown – aka SONZ OF THUNDER UK – is back, grabbing Friday night’s hotspot, with their music video to Wstrn-sampled track, ‘For The City’, released today.

As supporters of the National Campaign Against Gun and Knife Violence, the hip-hop/reggae duo uses the three-and-a-half minute production to addresses the issue of knife and gun crimes among young people today.

Previously, the brothers have created a buzz with tracks, ‘It’s All About Love’, ‘God on the Mind’ ‘More to Life’ and ‘Frontline Testimony’ which recently created online attention and raised eyebrows from music tastemakers including Vents magazine, Guestlist and  The LinkedUp.

Check out the video clip to ‘For The City’. To view the full version, head right here…and subscribe to their channel!

 

 

Song of the Day: When She Call – Anthony Seeker

Today spicy dish, comes from ANTHONY SEEKER’s latest single, ‘When She Call’.

Working in the music industry for 15 years, Anthony started out as a DJ – at the age of 16 – in his native country Jamaica, before moving to Canada, where he took his passion to another level and started producing beats and penning lyrics. The result is the summer-ready, ‘When She Call.’

‘When She Call’ made it to today’s hotspot as the three-minute number possesses an infectious reggae-driven bass with mainstream pop overtones; a combination that has the potential to find a place in the charts…see if you agree, have a listen!

‘When She Call’, is available now on all major music digital platforms, including iTunes and Spotify.

EP Review: Blaise Pascal

Just from the strength of the first soulful effort’ I Can’t Wait’ – featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC last month – BLAISE PASCAL‘s self-titled debut EP seems like a real contender.

In the five-track set, the London-based singer/songwriter adds ambient elements of hip-hop/boom bap and reggae to smooth futuristic (ish) soul (which I suspect is his trademark) – take it from me, this newcomer is no one-trick pony.

Overall, this EP serves as a great introduction into his endless talents and it would be very intriguing to see what he does with his future releases. Worth a trial; have a listen.

Must Listens: Dead Man’s Shoes, Without You, Know Love.

New Track: Hi Grade – Angel

Hot on the heels of a hugely successful 2016, which saw him bring his mesmerizing vocals and must-see stage performance to sold-out headline shows at London’s Bush Hall over two nights and a date at Birmingham Academy 3 plus gigs at Wireless and V Festivals and the release of his ‘HER’ EP, which has been streamed over 2 million times globally, the dynamic UK R&B singer-songwriter ANGEL is back with his brand new track ‘Hi Grade’, the first release from his forthcoming project (out this spring on Island Records).

Written and produced by the newcomer and a nod to his own musical upbringing, having a father who played around the world with legendary reggae artists such as Bob Marley, Misty in Roots, Dennis Brown and his own band Zabandis, ‘Hi Grade’ mixes reggae and R&B vibes with Angel’s stellar vocals to create a stunning, fresh sound that fans old and new will find impossible to get out of their heads or off their stereos.

The track follows the massively popular ‘HER’ EP which featured the Harmony Samuels produced ‘Fvxk With You’ that saw west London meeting America’s ‘dirty south’, delivered courtesy of an explosive 16 bars from Atlanta, Georgia’s Rich Homie Quan and made a huge splash across both sides of the Atlantic. The forthcoming project will see Angel building on the waves he created last year, whilst continuing to showcase his incredible songwriting ability and flair for hypnotic hooks and earworm melodies.

So here’s your chance to get some insight into the upcoming project; listen to ‘Hi-Grade.’

Song of the Day: Frontline Testimony – Sonz of Thunder UK

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SONZ OF THUNDER UK has dropped their latest single, ‘Frontline Testimony’, taken from their EP ‘New Levels’.

The three-and-a-half-minute mood shaker which cranked up over 4,000 views on Facebook, boasts an infectiously uplifting reggae bass with the group’s prime aim to reach out to their audience through an equally uplifting and potently inspirational message.

Born and bred in north-west London, Brothers Shane (left) and Dean Brown started SONZ OF THUNDER UK in 2005… and their seamless fusion of genres, ranging from reggae to hip-hop and R&B, didn’t fail to disappoint. With their bombastic presence, the brothers have rocked the stages at a string of festivals, community events and talent shows.

2013 was a great year for the pair as they received great responses for track, ‘It’s All About Love’ after being aired several times on Channel AKA (formerly Channel U).

Their cover to Drake’s hit ‘Once Dance’ (entitled ‘God on the Mind‘) was well received by fans, clocking up way over 6,000 views and 100 shares and likes on Facebook alone.

Their biggest track to date, ‘More To Life’, dominated the airwaves of local community stations, creating major buzz around the pair in 2013 and 2014.

After taking a break for a year, the dynamic duo has made a comeback with  ‘New Levels’ EP in July 2016 via VP records sub-label VPAL. The eight-track collection includes anthem-ready, ‘God on the Mind’ and ‘More To Life’ and a tribute song to the late Nelson Mandela.

‘New Levels’ EP is now available on all major music download sites including iTunes and Amazon.

For now, charge up your Monday and check out ‘Frontline Testimony.’

 

 

New Music Video: Always – Toddla T meets Andrea Martin (ft. Silkii Wonda)

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TODDLA T dropped the video for bittersweet single Always featuring the legendary Andrea Martin. Filmed on the streets of Jamaica, the official video captures the sweet reggae vibes and the off-beats of the drums whilst bringing the Jamaican sunshine. With the dance moves in full swing, the power and soul coming from the vocals of Andrea Martin and the patois from Silkki Wonda, the combination make the record the perfect remedy for even the darkest days.

The Sheffield native has had a year of big productions that have seen his records hit a multitude of radio, Spotify and TV playlists however this is his first self-named Toddla T release via his new label Steeze.

TODDLA T’s music has always been heavily influenced by music and culture from around the world, particularly the genres that represent a voice or culture. From the essence and soul of R&B, the energy of grime, the vibes of reggae and dancehall to the excitement of electronic beats, TODDLA T productions stand out on a limb for their daring and courageous sounds, captured in his two-day sound system at the iconic Notting Hill Carnival.

A stark reminder that Toddla T brings the vibes to the speakers as well as the party, Always is a perfect taster to a new period in this artists career.

Check out the video for the stellar single.

Song of the Day: Always – Toddla T Meets Andrea Martin (ft Silkki Wonda)

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For die-hard ravers who’s still reminiscing about the good times at Notting Hill Carnival, well here’s something for you from TODDLA T.

Sweet reggae vibes and the off-beats of the drums bring the Jamaican sunshine, whilst the power and soul coming from the vocals of Andrea Martin and the patois from Silkki Wonda, make this four-minute treat the perfect remedy for even the darkest of summers day.

The Sheffield native has had a year of big productions that have seen his records hit a multitude of radio, Spotify and TV playlists, however this is his first self-named TODDLA T release via his new label Steeze.

Ever the visionary, TODDLA T’s music has always been heavily influenced by music and culture from around the world, particularly the genres that represent a voice or culture. From the essence and soul of R&B, the energy of grime, the vibes of reggae and dancehall to the excitement of electronic beats, TODDLA T productions stand out on a limb for their daring and courageous sounds.

Having hosted a stage for both days of the iconic Notting Hill Carnival with his sound system on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August for the first time ever, Always is stark reminder that he brings the vibes to the speakers as well as the party, and is a perfect taster to a new period in this artist’s career.

Song of the Day: Narcosis Infinite – 1000DaysWasted

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1000DAYSWASTED once again dominates the Friday hot spot with his racy yet mellow DnB/reggae joint, Narcosis Infinite, coming from the EP of the same name, available now on Beatport.

But for now, start the weekend off with a bang and check out the clip to Narcosis Infinite.

New Track! All You Want – Stylee

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Coming straight from Michigan, two-piece electro dub act STYLEE released their out-of-sight single All You Want. Since their inception in the summer of 2009, these guys have been causing a stir with crowds of all ages with their unique blend of soul, hip hop infused with reggae.

The duo’s  spin on the classic dub sound has earned them back-to-back performances – from packed rooms with national acts like Badfish, The Dirty Heads, and Roots of Creation to intimate acoustic sessions and small clubs and venues throughout their hometown.

So check out their much-hyped single and take in the rich powerhouse vocals pumped out by frontman Brett Kerr – it really hits the spot against the dense bassline.

All You Want is available via iTunes.

 

Dynamic duo DISTANT LIGHT will be dropping  their new reggae-fused track Raggamuffin at the end of the month.

The producers hit the music landscape last year with their official remix of UK R&B singer Angel’s chart-topping track Wonderful. The garage number quickly got the stamp of approval from leading tastemakers, DJ EZ from Kiss 100 and BBC 1Xtra’s DJ Cameo. Their remix of Alpines No Other Lover was snapped up by Clash and further supported by Pitchfork gaining them further kudos in the musicsphere. 

The two wasn’t afraid to work their magic on Ellie Goulding’s Beating Heart, Misha B’s Home Run and top 10 smasher All Cried Out by Blonde. Now these guys are ready to unleash their insanely Garage-fuelled effort with a heavy dose of reggae, thanks to reggae singer Conkarah.

Raggamuffin is out on 28th August.