EP Review: Snapchat – J.Kas

I gonna kick off the first review of the year with NEW LEASE MUSIC staple J.KAS‘ five-track EP ‘Snapchat’.

This hot property from Sheffield continues to dash A WHOLE HEAP of hot pepper sauce in the latest project, by adding his seamless flow to dangerously infectious dance bangers, uptempo and rhythmic after hours hip-hop/R&B.

This one is definitely a keeper; add to your collection for free via Bandcamp.

Must Listens: All Night (Sugah Sugah), Cold Love, Fxck With Me.

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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: Platinum & Gold – Basheba

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After experimenting in the studio with the hotly tipped producer, XVR BLCK, BASHEBA returns with new material inspired by the sounds of 90s RnB and contemporary bass. The sublime Platinum & Gold, is the first release taken off her latest E.P Axiom Part 2, out now.

Known for combining breakbeat and jungle rhythm in her previous work, Platinum & Gold marks an evolution in sound for the young artist. Her lyrics come straight from the heart and the dark soulful vocal delivery always stands out in her music, and it’s this, which she has been able to translate effortlessly to other areas, such as alt pop and R&B with the project.

BASHEBA‘s last track Don’t Go, garnered support across the board from tastemakers at 1Xtra, BBC Introducing and 6music and online by SBTV, Complex, 405, Fred Perry and MOBO Unsung and her latest project is another example of why she is one to watch – check it out!

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.

 

 

EP Review: Don’t Disturb – Fabian Secon

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UK upcoming R&B crooner FABIAN SECON has unveiled his EP, Don’t Disturb last month, perfect timing for those cold months ahead.

Soulful/ambient soundscapes takes lead and elegantly cruises throughout the five track EP, complemented by the singer’s equally rich and hypnotic vocals – just think of Maxwell and Sade existing on the same album!

Don’t Disturb EP is available as a free download on SoundCloud…grab your copy now – you’ll be in for a REAL treat!

EP Review: Beast Side – Tom Bem

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Following the release of his well-received debut EP Shallows, TOM BEM slams another one entitled Beast Side, released earlier this month.

Displaying his usual emotionally intensive arrangements, the South-East London producer and singer injects vulnerability in this vocals, revealing the battle within himself in containing his emotions during the turbulent years of his life. Among the stunningly atmospheric soundscapes, there’s a tinge of Timbaland/Timberlake influence present in some tracks…hit the play and see what you think…answers below please!

The Must Listens: Rebound, Hide & Seek, Kalashnikov 

New Music Video: No Lele – Ezi Emela

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Manchester born EZI EMELA has a diverse network of influence. Born to Nigerian parents, the British songstress has kept a tight grasp on her African heritage and takes the shining elements of UK culture to create her brand new single No Lele.

The record is doused in sensuality with a lick of fierce determination as the velvet tones of EZI EMELA entwine their way across the Omeiza beat. The afrotrap-leaning record makes a bold statement about her persistence in the face of any doubters.

Accompanied by an equally mesmerizing video that sees the former Chanel model take on many different guises, the colour and dancing cascade across the screen in an amalgamation of fashion, UK street and African culture.

Having previously released a variation of music that has seen EZI EMELA sway between styles and vibes, including a clearer British R&B sound on Voicemail through to her collaborations with some of the biggest African music legends such as PSquare, 2Face, Idibia and Chocolate City, it is No Lele that takes elements of all to make this her biggest records to date.

New Track: My Life 2.0 – Mark Morrison (feat. Rick Ross & Tory Lanez)

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R&B singer-songwriter MARK MORRISON enlists Rick Ross and Tory Lanez for his brand new single MY LIFE 2.0, produced by Izze The Producer, which is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and all digital retailers. ‎This year marks the 20th anniversary of Morrison’s No. 1 hit single Return of the Mack.

New Track: Deeper – Ricardo Williams

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UK R&B artist RICARDO WILLIAMS released an R&B powerhouse of a song last week – but that’s not all. He did it all in under 24 hours! Yep you’ve read that correctly… write, record, vocal arrange, mix and release in all under 24 hours….and it’s really impressive; go on and check it out and grab your copy for FREE.

New Music Video: Bad Ting – D Nicks

 

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Smooth, soulful male vocals are currently rare and in short supply in the music industry but D.NICKS makes sure he is going to give a dose of seductive and harmonious lyrics.
The Londoner releases his first video to single Bad Ting from his upcoming EP, giving a glimpse of what is to come and the huge potential he has as an artist.

This is the first of his releases before his EP so make sure you keep your eyes locked on NEW LEASE MUSIC.