EP Review: Isolate – Richie Ashwin

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It’s been so looooong since RICHIE ASHWIN appeared on NEW LEASE MUSIC, that I began to wonder whether he disappeared of the face of the Earth! Anyways I’m very glad to have him back and his latest EP, Isolate.

Unlike his 2013 self-titled EP, which comprises ecochic fusions of RnB, dubstep and hip-hop, the British songster adopted a more simple, whiter-than-snow soundscapes, where the smooth atmospheric drive reverbs throughout each production, working in perfect harmony with the heavenly sweet-overtones. A must-have collection for chilling out – and getting busy between the sheets!

Start your weekend on a chilled vibe and check out the EP

Must Listens: Isolate, One More

 

Star Song: Richie Ashwin –Eyes On Me

Richie Ashwin - All Eyes On Me

RICHIE ASHWIN is back with another stunning production, Eyes On Me.  Last month, I had the pleasure of reviewing this British R&B artist’s self-titled EP, which are 5 tracks of atmospheric R&B with a little dubstep and hip-hop/trip-hop.

Produced by Anthony Young, Eyes On Me feature that trademark of atmospheric R&B, where this talented Londoner switches from smooth vocals to an even cooler freestyling – what a treat!

Here’s your chance to listen to Eyes On Me. Have you heard his debut EP? If not, get your skates on and listen to it here.

Review: Richie Ashwin –Richie Ashwin

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1. Glass Heart
2. Hold Your Breath
3. Until We Bleed (Ft. Lykke Li)
4. Chasing Summer
5. Dear Ex

Blessed with good looks, you could say that RICHIE ASHWIN could easily fit in a manufactured boy band. But beyond the mesmerising exterior, lies some serious (and I mean serious) talent that definitely is too good for any mainstream group (sorry!)

The British singer, songwriter and producer recently released his self-titled EP on SoundCloud and so far he has developed a fan base particularly in Chicago! This five track album offers atmospheric R&B infused with an element of dubstep and hip-hop, coupled with lyrics that exposed pure love, lust and some serious heartache (man, who hurt this guy!)

Ever wondered what atmospheric R&B sounds like? Listen to Glass Heart. If you’re unfamiliar with Ashwin’s work, Glass Heart is the perfect introduction, as the second you hear this Londoner’s cool and collected vocals, you’ll realise that this guy means business!

Well, I thought Glass Heart was an eyebrow-raising moment for me, until I heard Hold Your Breath. As I was enjoying the oh- so-smooth vocals, Ashwin suddenly breaks into an equally soothing rap – I was surprised, pleasantly surprised! To top it off, I was exposed to more of his casual-rapping style in Until We Bleed and dubstep-infused Chasing Summer. It suddenly dawned on me that Ashwin is not just a talented singer/songwriter, but a super fly rapper that could easily make it in the mainstream.

The EP ends with a high with the hip-hop infused Dear Ex where you really appreciate this multi-talented guy as a rapper. As I said before, this is an excellent introduction to this artist – I think I’ve witnessed a birth of a star…DRAKE, move over!

I’m begging you, have a listen to this EP and rest assured, you’ll enjoyed it as much as I did! If you’re loving the songs –I have good news for you- you can download the entire EP for FREE (yes, free) on SoundCloud!