New Music Video: Not Everything – Amun

Last month AMUN released ‘So Cold’, presenting flawless vocals, chic imagery and a hazy aura, which sparked the support of music tastemakers such as Twin B and DJ Ace, plus rapturous comments via the video debut on Link Up TV. Returning with the second track taken from her newly released EP, ‘Separate’, the 22-year-old British-Somali singer/songwriter immediately adds DJ Target to her ever-growing list of supporters as the premiere for latest single, ‘Not Everything’ makes for a boldly beautiful addition to her freshly unearthed music catalogue.

Born and raised in London AMUN has partnered with Perpetuity Music for the release of the EP, who have been responsible for numerous music acts now well established in the UK Urban scene. Each track on the EP portrays the lessons, experiences & childhood tales that many can relate to: ” ‘Not Everything’ is about being yourself, even if people don’t take you as you are, don’t change, just be yourself’ says AMUN describing her work.

Delve into the world of AMUN and discover ‘Not Everything’, from the stunning 5-track offering ‘Separated’.

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New Track: Icey – Ironik (ft. Fekky)

As one of the most important cross generational/cross genre artists that originally put grime on the map globally, IRONIK  releases his latest record ‘Icey’, featuring Rap heavyweight, Fekky.

A grime and trap hybrid, IRONIK presents admirable confidence from his years of experience that definitely translates through his latest single and the body of work it is taken from. Featuring Fekky, who has previously collaborated with the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Skepta, Ghetts, Chip, Giggs and Shakka, the track is braggadocious and lyrically the hardest to be taken from the album.

With one of the most talked about returns of 2017 ‘Truth Be Told’ has received impressive recognition with over 200k+ album streams and making it on to BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Kiss FM and Capital networks, whilst PAPER Mag, The Hype Magazine, GRM Daily and Link Up TV have all supported his return online. The support adds to his lengthy list of previous achievements that include a number 5 official chart position, a top 5 single, one top 10 single, a top 10 album and over a million record sales.

Previous records such as ‘Watch Nuttin’ featuring Ayo Beatz climbed through radio playlists and ‘Icey’ is set to provide yet another benchmark for Ironik as he crosses in to the rap world…checkout the video for ‘Icey’ via GRM Daily:

Song of the Day: Gimme The Mic – Coco

One of Sheffield’s hottest property COCO is back, putting a splash of colour in your Monday with latest grime number ‘Gimme The Mic’.

The accompanied visual sees COCO effortlessly working his magic over an infectiously brash bassline. ‘Gimme The Mic’ is the first release from his five-track EP ‘No Rehearsal’ dropping on the 25th May.

Be sure to check out the video before you head off…

New Track: Sleep Walkers – Wolf Kash (ft. CHISARA)

Jordan and little brother Harry – aka alt-electronic music outfit – WOLF KASH released their brand new single ‘Sleep Walkers’, featuring the South London singer CHISARA.

The combination of a heavy bassline and uplifting chords creates a signature WOLF KASH single that can’t be pigeonholed to one genre, but that takes influence from electronic dance music and pop. The four-minute offering is complimented by a powerful and soulful vocal from CHISARA, having worked together previously on the single ‘Bleeding Time’.

Since releasing the pair debut EP and singles ‘Wasted Under Berlin Gate’ and BBC’s Huw Stephens championed track ‘Slow Burn’ in 2017, WOLF KASH have been making waves, taking part in the ‘48’ project with Foreign Beggars and Monster Florence. The collaborative LP was made from scratch in 48 hours, and in that time an album was made and live streamed via Facebook. In addition to the project, their occasionally join forces with middle brother Max to collaborate on various projects.

This one will definitely jumpstart your weekend…have a listen to ‘Sleep Walker’

 

EP Review: Je Ne Sais Quoi – Gemini Chris

Of all the years of reviewing albums and EPs on NEW LEASE MUSIC, I am quite ashamed to say that I’ve never covered a house music album or EP. Well GEMINI CHRIS has broken that void and slipped his new EP entitled ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ into the blog’s limelight.

The Jamaican DJ take us back, way back to the late eighties/early nineties where techno house was rife, with infectious thumps of electronic hooks, coupled with the underlying bass which somehow gives the arrangements that extra fire.

Although this London-residing beat maestro arguably takes heavy influences from notable electronic acts such as Derrick May (Strings of Life), 808 State and Shades and Rhythm, he adds his own magic to techno house of the aforementioned era, giving it that certain Je Ne Sais Quoi… check out his set below:

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