Liv East Releases Genre-Hopping Single, ‘So Badly’

Released on EMK through Kartel Music Group, LIV EAST’s latest single ‘So Badly’, is a kaleidoscopic concoction of dance, alt pop, R&B and neo soul, which captures the vibrancy and diversity of her East London roots.

‘So Badly’ is Liv’s second solo release, and the first of many works with South London producer Lokes LDN. The track also features some of London’s best jazz musicians – Benedict Quinn on guitar and Callum Connell (Secret Night Gang) on Saxophone.

“So Badly was born out of a time when I knew I had met someone of importance but the timing just wasn’t right”, explains Liv, “I had to remind myself of the mantra ‘nothing real can truly be threatened’ and step back with grace. I felt parallels with many other situations in my life. We had just come out of a pandemic where we were all forced to surrender to redirection and hold our hands up to the universe. No matter how badly we want something, it won’t always (or rarely ever) pan out the way we want it to. So Badly, for me, is about the art of surrender but still keeping faith”.

For singer songwriter Liv East, allowing life to follow its natural flow is vital. It’s about bending and swerving with the punches and trusting the path that you’re on, confident that in the end, everything turns out exactly as it was supposed to.

Liv’s musical career started off in 2019, working alongside Hackney’s grassroots label Root 73 (also home to the Silhouettes project) with a collaborative hip -hop / neo-soul EP. Then later on that year came the soulful dance track ‘You’re My’ on Defected’s well known disco label Glitterbox – a balmy, summer day anthem that’s just soared past an impressive four million streams. Fast forward to the present day, where it continues to receive support from house music Dons such as Moodymann & Jayda G.

And then there’s ‘I Miss Having Someone To Talk To’ (2020), another dollop of buoyant grooves that’s elevated by Liv’s distinctly fluid delivery. Produced with Folamour and released on his FHUO label, the track currently sits at over seven million streams.

Since life has started to open back up again post pandemic, Liv released her first solo track ‘Kitchen’ which landed heavy support from BBC introducing. Followed by another epic dance collaboration ‘I Need You’ with hugely successful producer duo KOLIDESCOPES via Defected’s latest imprint, The Remedy Project.

Have a listen to Liv’s ‘So Badly’ below…

Rapper Dax Is ‘Searching For A Reason’ In Brand New Video.

Dax has released the music video for the song ‘Searching For A Reason’ from his new album, ‘Pain Paints Paintings’.

“This song was crafted through immense pain,” Dax says. “Somebody out there needs to hear these words.”

Check out the surreal production below…

New Track: Up, Up & Away – Bishop Nehru (ft. Lion Babe)

Following the release of his video for the MF DOOM-produced single ‘Rooftops’, BISHOP NEHRU is back to share a new song, ‘Up Up and Away’ featuring Lion Babe. Produced by Kaytranada the latest track, which is the second taste from Bishop’s forthcoming album ‘Elevators’, made its debut as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 on Apple Music.

In addition to the new single, Bishop is announcing two headlining shows that will follow the release of ‘Elevators’. On April 10th he will perform at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, and on April 19th he will play Mercury Lounge in New York.

‘Elevators’ will arrive as an independent release on March 16th. For the release, Bishop enlisted the multi-genre super producer – Kaytranda and the underground masked villain hip-hop legend – MF DOOM, as producers of the project. Over the past month, Bishop has hosted listening sessions in Toronto, London, New York and will end in Los Angeles this Wednesday, where select fans have had the opportunity to experience the album in its entirety before the media, and also reveal album clues throughout the campaign trail. For more details on the tour go to

Hear ‘Up Up And Away’ ft. Lion Babe, and stay tuned for more from Bishop Nehru.







New Music Video: Way Out – Greg Banks

If you’ve heard GREG BANKS‘ latest single, ‘Way Out’ last week on NEW LEASE MUSIC, then you might have remembered a mention of a music video coming very soon…Well here it is!

Hit that play button on this three-and-half production on Greg’s most personal song to date.

New Music Video: Destiny – Nino Wes

NEW LEASE MUSIC stalwart NINO WES drops his brand new music for single entitled ‘Destiny’.

In the four-minute visual, the award-winning singer/rapper goes through the trials and tribulations of fulfilling his desires…check this one out when you have a moment.

Directed By Jeremy Johnson (Imaginary Film Productions)