Song of the Day: Beast – DJ Halabi (ft. S.P.O.T)

After a long spell away from the NEW LEASE MUSIC limelight, New York’s conscious spitter S.P.O.T (Strategy Produces Overall Thought) is back, featuring on UK-based DJ Halabi’s latest EP, ‘ The A&B Side’, released earlier this month via Down 2 Earth Records.

Second track of the set ‘Beast’ made it to today’s song of the day hotspot for its arrangements of laid back boombap and neo soul, working in perfect unison with S.P.O.T‘s effortless flow and upfront wordplay.

This track is the perfect day to get over the humpday…so be sure to check it out!

New Track: Und3rland – Dizzy Rambunctious

Glen Gonzalez – otherwise known as producer DIZZY RAMBUNCTIOUS – has dropped another hip-hop instrumental masterpiece, entitled ‘Und3rland’, which makes up his forthcoming album, Wond3rland, dropping this Friday.

If any unsigned and indie artists are reading this post and looking for fresh beats, this is your guy…have a sample of this track.

New Music Video: 2 Lovin U – Miguel x DJ Premier

Having dropped the audio online last month, which was instantly picked up by the online music tastemakers and shakers, including Rolling Stone, Hot New Hip-Hop, Pitchfork, XXL Mag, Consequence of Sound, Spin and even the Guardian making it their Track of the Week; Hip-Hop icon, DJ Premier, and R&B superstar Miguel, reveal the video for ‘2 Lovin U’.

With the video opening to the vision of Miguel, there is almost an instant sense of relief to know that both parties are bringing everything to the table for the visuals of this worthy record. With Preemo taking his certified position behind the decks, there’s a dreamlike glow to the video that throws back to some 80’s inspiration with the movement of scenes and flashes of gold and light throughout.

Ever the revolutionaries in their own fields, the pair have no hesitation in creating unpredictable music together that is destined to strike a chord. Having previously teased fans with the collaboration via a video snippet on Miguel’s instagram during his Wildheart album campaign, the release of the album, (which was later nominated for two Grammy Awards), left fans in suspense as the track mysteriously eluded the tracklisting.

With the mystery now resolved, we get to enjoy the fruits of their labour via the stirring new single, which comes edged with rocky guitar riffs and splashes of hip-hop undertones as DJ Premier scratches through the beat.

As Miguel has previously stated, he and Premier were always going to find a special way to release this track, now entitled ‘2 Lovin U’; and true to their words, they have. “The track having a different title gives it a new light” DJ Premier stated; a statement reflected perfectly in the video too.”

Here your chance to check out the video for ‘2 Lovin’ U’

New Track: Romeo Must Die – Dolla$ignDunn

Following his track, ‘Player’s Club’ featured in October on NEW LEASE MUSIC, New Jersey hip-hop upriser DOLLASIGNDUNN spits some serious fire to the beats through his latest release, ‘Romeo Must Die’. Don’t head out until you check this out! Absolutely killer!!!

Song of the Day: The God Hour – Jay Boogie Bawse (ft. Keet Kolbang & Mr Shoosh)

Boston hip-hop collective Bean$tock is back with a new song from JAY BOOGIE BAWSE titled ‘The God Hour’, ft Keet Kolbang and Mr $hoo$h. Following up to the buzz from their previous mixtapes ‘More Things to Do’ and ‘Live From District 3’, the almost four-minute smooth banger sees the trio vent their views on social injustice and political uncertainty of today.

Bean$tock made their first appearance on the music blog back in January with mixtape, ‘Live From District 3’ which headed straight to the top and scooped the NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Album of the Week crown…this collective is on a serious rise, listen to ‘The God Hour.’

New Track: Over – Sleeplust

Since claiming the limelight on NEW LEASE MUSIC with single ‘My Place’ last February, there’s been a reshuffle in the SLEEPLUST lineup, with two new members (vocalist Amber Ruthe – replacing Meghan Tartamella – and drummer Sarah Luffred) joining twin brothers guitarist Michael Pepe and bassist Joseph Pepe.

With the big change comes an even more honest approach to their songwriting with highly emotive arrangements of floating electro pop/rock soundscapes through their latest offering ‘Over’. Released last Monday, the almost four-minute single gives an account of one refusing to end a relationship and the burning desire to keep it alive.

To date, SLEEPLUST has released two EPs, their debut Self-Titled EP and its follow-up remix EP simply titled Remixes. Together, those EPs have accumulated over one million plays across digital streaming services, and tracks from both have also been placed on television shows such as The Real World, Bad Girls Club and Total Bellas.

Their new single is the beginning of the band’s next chapter as they prepare their forthcoming album for Summer 2017.

Have a listen to ‘Over’.

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!!!

EP Review: This Is For You – Quincy

If you’re a regular visitor of NEW LEASE MUSIC, then you’ll know that QUINCY is all about churning out slow jam R&B numbers… the type that puts some serious heat under the collar and steam up spectacles within seconds…and his latest EP, ‘This Is For You’ makes no exception.

Released last month, the six-track set brings back that rich, old-school R&B, when the upcoming crooner takes on and remakes his father, AL B Sure’s 80s hit ‘Night and Day’. Elements of raunchy guitar plucks makes a surprising appearance, in tracks including, ‘Waterfall’ and ‘Late Night Flex’, ensuring the temperature is kept way above 100.

‘This Is For You’ will be greatly received by die-hard nostalgics of late 80s/90s soulful R&B…it’ll be a shame to miss out – better check it out!

Must Listens: I Can Tell You, Late Night Flex, Me Time