New Music Video: Side By Side – Franko Fraize

Currently residing in the world that flits between breakthrough and underground, FRANKO FRAIZE has an impressive legacy of music and musical achievements to his name. For those that know him, they love him and for those yet to discover him lays a world of future fans.

New single ‘Side By Side’ epitomizes Franko’s music. It reaches into the soul with bold disposition, giving perspective, empathy and understanding. Coupled with an edgy instrumental that strikes a chord and his charismatic charm, Franko has a gift to connect to listeners. British colloquialisms and familiar tones are the vehicle for a deeper message of growth and the reminder of what really counts in life, even when the chips are down.

To date, Franko has performed at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Reading & Leeds, The Great Escape Tramlines and more, plus he has also toured with Mike Skinner and Rudimental. He’s ticked off a prestigious Maida Vale session for the BBC and has released records with Fred V & Grafix via Hospital Records as well as featuring on the newly released Loadstar album.

Check out the video below:

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New Track: Whispers – 3KNGZ

Hip-hop duo 3KNGZ had a remarkable 2016, claiming the top spot on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Songs of 2016 list with track, ‘Kick’ – and that’s not the end! Member Meru El Muad’Dib’s offering, ‘Stay Up, Stay Blessed’, was also on the same list, ranked at #5.

Determined to continue the type in 2017, the pair have joined up with producer Dro by the Key for the epic and, as always, brutally honest track entitled ‘Whispers’ – check it!!!

Song of the Day: Why Do I Hurt You? – King Dice O (Sakinah Iman)

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Continuing the beautifully-raw/spoken word combo, displayed in his previous reflective effort, Who Am I?, KING DICE O dropped his latest single –  this time in the form of a thought-provoking, bitter-sweet love letter. This offering is too good to pass up…have a listen.

Why Do I Hurt You? is from his Forthcoming LP, Who Am I?

Upcoming Release: The Coast – Ren

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After the success of his debut single, My Heart Belongs To Ireland singer-songwriter REN, releases his second single The Coast on October 7 .

Delightfully boasting a soul-warming folksy sensation, the three-and-a-half production documents the Newcastle tinker’s trip around Europe.

Speaking of his big adventure, he said: ” To get the funds together, I converted my van into a camper van and lived in it in London whilst working a 9-5. I used to turn up to work every morning in running shorts and pretend that I had run into work just so I could use the office showers!

I started my trip by getting the ferry to Norway from England with my van and from there I drove through Scandinavia, central Europe and a bit of Eastern Europe. I ended up living in the North of Holland for a little while before I moved to France for 5 months.”

If you’re in the Newcastle area on the 1st Oct, drop by Alphabetti Theatre for his single launch…but for now, sample have a listen.

New Music Video: WMTWTY (What Means The World To You) – Amir Driver

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“What Means The World To You?”…. That’s the question asked by AMIR DRIVER, in his latest visual, shot & edited by PHRSH Films. With his latest EP, Over Everything, out now, the Virginia spitter  roll out another strong visual to accompany one of the many standout records from his latest release. Starring his nephew, Zion “Boogie” Holmes, Driver & PHRSH provide yet another powerful piece for you guys to enjoy.