Song of the Day: Love Pain – Kreative (ft Samgeeeez)

Terrell Dominique Paul – otherwise known as KREATIVE– makes his entry here on NEW LEASE MUSIC with his single, entitled ‘Love Pain’.

Oozing an infectious mix of modern hip-hop and pop, ‘Love Pain’ stole today’s hotspot  for its prominent message to surround yourself with people who truly appreciate you and value your worth.

This cracker is worth a trial as this young emcee from New Orleans have some very wise words!

Song of the Day: Effortless – JSkillz

Today’s song comes from Davenport soothing spitter by the name of JSKILLZ.

Whilst in high school, JSKILLZ pursued his music career in 2005 by starting a rap and R&B group called Midtown Underground. The group became well-known in the local rap scene and were signed to Ensemble Records that same year. They enjoyed some success with single, “This Is Midtown”, before parting ways in 2006. This when JSKILLZ embarked on a solo career.

By 2011, he launched his own independent label, M.T.U. REC. (Must Think Unique Records) and released debut LP, ‘Nothing to Lose’ and music video for the single ‘A Million Ways To Love You’, in which both received recognition in the U.S. and internationally. The hype continued when he received a bronze award by Datpiff  for downloads of EP, ‘Great Minds Think Alike’, a collaborative project with fellow Davenport rapper JC. His latest EP ‘Positive Vibes’ cranked up nearly 1.3 million video views and streams since its release in late 2015.

‘Effortless’ was chosen as today’s dish as from the start, the three-and-a-half minute slammer hooks you right in with this young hip-hopper’s flow grooving into the infectious, lazy-in-the-sunshine R&B beat.

Go ahead and check this bad boy tune out!

Song of the Day: Rich in Spirit – St. Jude (ft. Mike Kalle)

ST.JUDE is back with ‘Rich In Spirit’, the second single from his upcoming and highly anticipated LP, ‘Natural Progression.’

Featuring the award-winning and bi-lingual lyrical talents of Mike Kalle, this track oozes positivity and is testament to the fact that you don’t need cash to be wealthy. Both emcee’s tackle the topics of self-improvement, the importance of family and staying true to your art.

‘Rich In Spirit’ encapsulates a sense of optimism in uncertain times and delivers poignant content in both English and Spanish. This combined with the soulful, boom-bap production of Canadian producer, Think, gives the bouncy track a summery vibe.

‘Rich In Spirit’ is now available for download exclusively on from 4DPresents.

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’.

Song of the Day: Philippines – Nizzie

Matchbox Entertainment recruit NIZZIE steals today’s hotspot with latest track ‘Philippines’. The single is the lead off his forthcoming project MTA and is available now on iTunes.

For the four-minute smooth hip-hop banger is proven to be a hit – the accompanied video cracked up over 100,000 views on YouTube to date.

NIZZIE – whose real name is Chavon Vanias – is no stranger to music business; he is the son of Motown and Island Def Jam A&R veteran Tony Vanias. Despite having strong links in the business, the young artist from South Carolina is paving his own way and is working vigorously to complete finish his album, after he finishes his Entertainment Business Master’s degree later this year.

Look out for this talented newcomer’s album…but for now, check out the popular video for the single,’Philippines.’

Song of the Day: After the Storm – Ava

Today’s song comes in the form of downtempo/dream pop effort, ‘After the Storm’, the debut single by UK singer/songwriter AVA.

Amongst the bitter-sweet fusion of the melodic overtones and hauntingly dense chords, the five-minute production offers light at the end of the tunnel for those who are in the moment of uncertainty.

Signed Evil Genius Records, the pop songstress first came onto the scene at the age of 15, when she was invited to record in the BBC’s prestigious Maida Vale Studios where renowned acts such as Snow Patrol have performed. Having spent years perfecting her craft, AVA is currently writing with Eastern Disco and is ready to steal the limelight…so here it is…have a listen to ‘After the Storm.’

Song of the Day: Secret Tunnel – Emma Ballantine

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Today EMMA BALLANTINE serves up a very soothing dish with her single, ‘Secret Tunnels’, taken from her new project, ‘Somebody’s Story’.

The three-minute track, released on her own label, Shut Up Jo Records, is the first of four new songs that the London-based artist (originally from Salisbury) will be sharing between now and March this year.

Each of the of the tracks in ‘Somebody’s Story’ are based on a true story sent to the singer/songwriter by her followers since she announced the idea just three months ago. ‘Secret Tunnel’, gives a moving and inspiring account of a young girl’s determination to move on with her life after a harrowing experience.

 The new tracks have all been produced by Brixton-based producer Moseley and reflects a
departure from the traditional folk sound of Emma’s earlier EP, ‘Tourist’. Layered synths and beats combine with her usual storytelling style to create a more contemporary feel.

Since being tipped by Glamour magazine as ‘One to Watch in 2016’, Emma has had a busy year, performing at a string of festivals, including Glastonbury and reaching the final of the UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year competition. She is due to announce a new string of tour dates for spring 2017 to mark the launch of the four tracks as a full EP and physical record.

New Lease Music’s Top Ten Albums of 2016

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10. Hits & Hittaz – Spike Geez

 

9. A Band On Hope – A Band On Hope

 

8. Southern Poetry – Patrick Ladon

 

7. Life’s Got You Riveted – Oloff

 

6. When The Crows Come Around – Paleface Junkies

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Check out the full album here.

 

5. Pieces of Me – Malynda Hale

 

4. 3Bubble & J. Gray – Pentagon Memoirs

 

3. Hall Of Fame – Fameos

 

2. I Find Myself Here – Antonia Redding

 

  1. The Lost Songs Volume 1 (UK) – Various Artists
  1. Lost Songs vol.1 UKClick here to check out the full album.

New Lease Music’s Top Ten Songs of 2016

 

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10. New Drug – Tre’lb

 

9. A Place Far Away – Goldsands

 

8. In The Morning –  Sophie Longshaw

 

7. Razor – 1000WAYSWASTED

 

6. Expensive (from The Intent Soundtrack) – Big Tobz

 

5. Stay Up, Stay Blessed – Meru Maud’ Dib

 

4. Ready & Waiting (ft. MceBisi) –  Becca B

 

3. Thinking About It (Let It Go) – Nathan Goshen (KVR Remix)

 

2. See You In The Stars – The Optical Illusion

 

1. Kick  – 3KNGZ

Song of the Day: Low Key (SRNO Remix) – Vanessa White

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VANESSA WHITE  receives an attention-grabbing treatment of her latest R&B/soul single, Low Key from SRNO.

Coming from her second upcoming solo EP, Second Chapter, the original version has generated high praises from major taste makers including Complex UK, The Line of Best Fit and Wonderland Magazine as well as receiving airplay on Trevor Nelson’s BBC 1Xtra Show – and over 100,000 listens on SoundCloud.

However the seriously sensual, after hours makeover from Amsterdam producer SRNO has definitely caught the attention of NEW LEASE MUSIC, making it a very well-deserved dish of the day – hope you guys  agree!

It’s time to listen for yourself.