New Track: Set Me Free – Mpho & J.A.S (ft. Blossom)

He scooped NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Music Video of the Week title for singles, ‘The Moment/The Takeover’ and now J.A.S is back, teaming up Innocent Mpho Seema – otherwise known  MPHO – for a brand new infectious housey number, entitled ‘Set Me Free’.

Their latest offering boasts a bombastically heavy tribal-esque bass with blissful vocals, provided by Blossom, giving the club filler a sweet lick.

The two met back in 2015, when they discover a common love for unique house music, leading to the start of their collective, Mpho & J.A.S. Their first single titled, ‘Ngiyakholwa’, generated attention on radio and online.

Away from the collective, MPHO has made a name for himself as a pianist for big band jazz group, ODD Meter and also as a percussionist for PolyrithmiX and Nubia Soul. The Music and Production graduate played drums for CRC Music band, before delving into the house music scene, co-founding the House band, Sa Kosha ke Lerole.

As well as being a reputable rapper in South Africa, J.A.S (Jayd Soliar), puts life-long passion of house and electronic music into co-founding Tiger X, which garnered support from major tastemakers across his homeland and globally.

Let your weekend start now and hit the play button on ‘Set Me Free.’ If you’re feeling this track, look out for their album, coming out later in the year. Enjoy and Happy Good Friday!

Music Video: The Moment – J.A.S (ft. Sy’Defect & Nevita / The Takeover)

After appearing on NEW LEASE MUSIC with effort ‘The Moment’, J.A.S (Just A Star), has dropped the long-awaited visual to his debut single.

The ten-minute production features the South African rapper/producer/songwriter (pictured far left in the above image) partying hard from dusk till dawn with fellow native emcees, including Sy’Defect and Nevita. The explosive visual also features J.A.S‘s follow up track, ‘The Takeover’.

Unsurprisingly, the music video received heavy rotation on various South African TV networks, including MTV Base, Trace and Channel O.

Formerly with South African electro-pop group, Tiger -X, J.A.S real name Jayd Soliar – is currently working on his debut album, entitled ‘L.I.F.E: The CAUSE’.

‘The Moment’ is now available on iTunes.

New Track! The Moment – J.A.S

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Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Rapper and Engineer, J.A.S (Just A Star) has dropped his debut solo single, The Moment earlier this month on iTunes.

The University of Chichester Music Production graduate had success in the South African music industry with electro pop/hip-hop group Tiger X, whose single was number one on the UJFM top 40 for over ten consecutive weeks as well as charting on a string other radio stations.

Along with his solo career, J.A.S -whose real name is Jayd Soliar – is currently doing post production and sound design for the biggest 2D animation company in South Africa, Sea Monster, as well as lecturing at the Campus of Performing Arts (COPA), Pretoria, South Africa. To add to the busy schedule, he’s  completing his debut album, which he plans to release in 2016…so look out for that; but for now, have a listen to The Moment.

To check out his work with Tiger X, head right here.

Song of the Day: Frozen – Tiger X

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Today’s song is Frozen by South African Alternative hip-hop/pop group TIGER X.

The group came alive in 2012 when Nevita (vocalist/songwriter) and J.A.S (rapper/songwriter/producer) teamed up with Jonathan Eva (producer). They waste no time in creating and promoting their trademark of electrifying hip-hop and pop coupled with messages of ceasing the day. Never heard of these guys? Well their single Frozen is a great place to start.

While perfecting their stamp on hip-hop and pop, the trio manage to find the time to study HARD for their BA and BMUS Honours Degrees in Music Production and Performance.

So are you liking Frozen? Answers below please! Or show your utmost appreciation and reach out to these guys @TigerXMusic.