New Track: Road Closed – Angel

After riding high on previous single ‘Hi Grade’, which has been streamed over 300,000 times, ANGEL continues his unstoppable ascent with the release of track ‘Road Closed’, taken from his EP ‘Her’.

The addictively slick R&B number is expected to continue the success previous releases: ‘Hi Grade’ was described as ‘groovy reggae meets R&B hit’ by The Fader. Harmony Samuels produced ‘Fvxk With You’, which featured Georgia spitter Rich Homie Quan, made a huge splash across both sides of the Atlantic. ‘Her’ EP has been streamed over 2.5 million times globally.

His recent hype stems from 2016 which saw ANGEL collaborating with rising UK rapper Stefflon Don on the sultry throwback sounds of ‘Hop On’ and Haile from WSTRN on the powerful ‘Rude Boy’, which along with the remix – where he joined forces with JME (Boy Better Know), Wretch 32 and Tally – collectively amassed over 2 million combined streams and garnered support from Radio 1Xtra and Rinse FM.

Signed in the US by Motown records VP, Ezekiel Lewis (also responsible for forming the group The Clutch who have gone on to write and produce hits for Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Neyo and more), alongside Island Records, ANGEL continues to reinforce his position as one of the UK’s hottest R&B talents. With Kehlani, Mila J, Pop and Oak (known for their work with the likes of Chris Brown, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj), Grammy award-winning producer Swiss Beatz, Neff U and Prince Charlez (who recently collaborated with Rihanna on ‘Anti’) on the list as just some of the credible names, ANGEL has recently worked with and more new music and live shows coming, there is no doubt that Angel’s debut album is going to rock both sides of the shores, making 2017 and beyond his for the taking…have a listen to this incredible talent-on-the-rise.

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New Track: Touch Me – Maad (ft. Ro James)

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NYC based singer-songwriter, DJ and model MAAD continues her unstoppable rise on the music scene with the release of her new track ‘Touch Me’ featuring the Grammy nominated soul artist Ro James. The track is the follow-up to ‘90s Love’ – which was released towards the end of 2016 and has amassed over 100,000 streams – and will feature on her highly anticipated debut EP, ‘Le Funk’.

Written by MAAD and Ro James and produced by her regular collaborators TheVAMP, the breathtaking and sensual cut evokes epic soul and funk slow jam classics, showcasing MAAD’s stunning vocal, versatility and outstanding songwriting talent.

Up-and-coming alternative R&B and soul singer Ro James saw his star rapidly rise in 2016. The Stuttgart born and New York raised performer is best known for his single ‘Permission’ which reached the Top 40 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, has been nominated for a Grammy for ‘Best R&B Performance’ alongside the likes of Rihanna, Solange and BJ The Chicago Kid and was praised by Rolling Stone where his debut album ‘Eldorado’ was named one of the ‘Best R&B Albums of 2016’. Also nominated for a 2017 NAACP Image Award for ‘Outstanding New Artist’, this week he starts his first headline US tour which follows his opening slot for Mary J Blige and Maxwell on their ‘King and Queen of Hearts Tour’.

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Having spent recent years modeling for top publications and brands such as ELLE, NYLON, Seventeen and Anastasia Beverley Hills, along with songwriting alongside the likes of Claude Kelly (Britney Spears, Jason Derulo), TheVamp (Ne-Yo) and Jonas Jeberg (Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato) and collaborating with internationally renowned rap artist A$AP Ferg, MAAD has firmly set her sights on the spotlight with her blossoming solo career – and with outlets from Noisey, Earmilk and The 405 to Wonderland and MTV already tipping her for big things she is set to truly make an impact in the lane she is steadily carving for herself.

With MAAD’s debut EP ‘Lé Funk’ due for release soon and more new music and visuals to follow throughout 2017, MAAD is on a one-woman mission to bring throwback funk and soul influenced sounds back to the forefront of the music scene.

New Music Video: Fvxk With You – Angel (ft. Rich Homie Quan)

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Hot on the heels of a huge summer which saw him bring his mesmerising vocals and must-see stage performances to both Wireless and V Festivals, UK R&B singer-songwriter ANGEL has shown no signs of slowing down with the release of his new EP HER earlier this month – which has already been streamed almost 400,000 times in less than two weeks – and now the brand new visual for his track Fvxk With You featuring US rap artist Rich Homie Quan.

Sampling 90s girl-group Jade’s iconic New Jill Swing jam Don’t Walk Away, ANGEL continues  with his unique mix of addictive 90s samples mixed with his distinctive, soulful vocals on the Harmony Samuels produced Fvxk With You. With west London meeting America’s ‘dirty south’, delivered courtesy of an explosive 16 bars from Rich Homie Quan, the Atlanta, Georgia hip-hop artist currently taking the music industry by storm, Fvxk With You has already started to make a huge splash across both sides of the Atlantic and is set to be taken to the new heights with the new visual, filmed in the rapper’s ATL neighbourhood.

HER EP is a collection of six slick and sultry R&B jams produced by Angel and showcasing his incredible songwriting ability and flair for hypnotic hooks and earworm melodies. Seeing him continue to build on the waves he created with his previous releases this year, the EP features two further new tracks, the soon-to-be new favourites Thelma and Louise and the Bobby Brown sampling Me & You. HER also includes Hop On featuring rising UK rapper Stefflon Don and the powerful Rude Boy featuring Haile from WSTRN, which along with the remix – which saw him join forces with JME (Boy Better Know), Wretch 32 and Tally – collectively amassed over 2 million combined streams and garnered support from Radio 1Xtra and Rinse FM.

Signed in the US by Motown records VP, Ezekiel Lewis (also responsible for forming the group The Clutch who have gone on to write and produce hits for Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Neyo and more), alongside Island Records, ANGEL continues to reinforce his position as one of the UK’s hottest R&B talents. With Pop and Oak (known for their work with the likes of Chris Brown, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj), Grammy award-winning producer Swiss Beatz, Neff U and Prince Charlez (who recently collaborated with Rihanna on Anti on the list as just some of the credible names Angel has recently worked with, there is no doubt that his debut album is going to rock both sides of the shores, making 2017 and beyond his for the taking.

HER EP Is out now on Island Records.

Song of the Day: Love On The Brain (Cover) – Teenear

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Before the release of her anticipated new single, TEENEAR gives her version of Rihanna’s Love on the Brain, showcasing her vocal range – and her god-given gift to dance!

Born and raised in Miami, music found 19-year-old Teenear at the tender age of three. She gained her determined and positive spirit from a supportive family and from a musical influence that she emulates; Michael Jackson.

At a young age, she has showcased her skills in pageants, talent shows and church. A prolific moment for the teenager was a talent show where she performed Rihanna’s Stay and captivated her audience. “Being on that stage and singing gave me such a push and drive and I loved it so much” says Teenear

“I remember when I went backstage after the performance and people came up to me telling me they enjoyed the performance and asking for my picture. It was a great moment and it gave me so much confidence to push further.”

So be prepared to be blown away –  hit that play button and witness a star on the rise.

EXCLUSIVE Interview with: Becca B

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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!

Upcoming Release: Celebrate – Jordan Morris

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Taking on the classic sound of UK garage music, JORDAN MORRIS is set to release track Celebrate through IQMG Records

The beat skipping kick drums married with the reggae guitar riff lay the foundations to the track as the tempo bubbles and flows, leading in to the vibesy hook.

Having previously collaborated with Dappy and Faith SFX, Jordan has continued to carve his musical niche, perfecting his current sound for forthcoming debut EP Discovery due for release in 2016.  Revealing that he’s been working with super producers such as P2J and writers ‘Roc-City’, responsible for hits for Usher, Rihanna & Ciara, the EP marks  great depth and talent from this upcomer in a way that hasn’t previously been heard.

Celebrate is out on 24th December via iTunes.

 

If you’re looking for that REAL R&B to add to your collection, I’ve found it! Check out today’s song, Farewell by singer KORI NICOLE…and here’s the best part, it’s yours for FREE – just head over to SoundCloud and claim your copy.

To find out more about this sassy songstress, check out her vlog series Uncovered right here.

Song of the Day: Under the Influence – Tes Swanks

Today’s dish of the day is Under the Influence by the freshest  R&B/pop songstress from Texas TES SWANKS. This release is coming from her EP, Heart Stringz – so if you’re seriously into BEYONCE and RIHANNA, it’s well worth checking her out!

Heart Stringz is now available via iTunes.

 

New Release: Borderline – Aaron

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Hey guys, I have another HOT talent for you….UK singer/songwriter AARON has released her latest effort, Borderline this week. The single is the first release from her EP, Letters to Johnny, out on 27th April via Bandcamp.

The Londoner has been honing her craft and collaborating with some of the industry’s brightest upcoming writers and producers, such as Corey Chorus (Rihanna), Tieks (Florence + The Machine, The XX), Brey (Jessie Ware) and MNEK (Duke Dumont), on her upcoming EP.

Borderline is a great introduction to her undeniable talent as it offers a mesmerizing blend of dreamy electro pop with feather light influence of the Far East. Intrigued? Well you know what to do – press the play button NOW!

If you’ve falling in love with Borderline, I have some great news…you can it download for FREE!

Youre the One Jennie B

 

Day’s song is You’re the One by  JENNIE B.

Hailing from Ireland, this hip-hop princess is no stranger to the stage – from the age of 11, she performed at the Westend and Disneyland Paris. By the late teens,  she decided to take care her career to another level by taking singing lessons.

JENNIE B had itchy feet and moved to the Big Apple to pursue her career as a recording artist…and she meant business! As well as working along with choreographers who trained up JANET JACKSON, RIHANNA and MISSY ELLIOT, she fine-tuned her vocals with singing coach Norma Garbo who also perfected the vocals of TAYLOR SWIFT – and went on tour with SCISSORS SISTERS as their voice coach.

She took a liking to the underground hip-hop scene and released a video to her track, All The Boys.  Produced by the all-rounder artist, the video received over 60,000 views on YouTube. Despite having with minimal  promotion, the video found its way to EMI  and Ultra Records and generated interest amongst renowned DJs and rappers.

So let’s see if You’re the One will push her right to the top. This track perfectly sums up JENNIE B – fun with twist of Rnb, pop, hip-hop and dance – have a listen! If you’re feeling this track, head over to her on Twitter and show your appreciation @JennieBmusic.