Five new tunes you need in your life, stat
Jess B swinging by the George Studios for a live set.
Monday's can suck, but new music sure AF doesn't. Your New Music Monday with Jay Bulletproof is here.
JESS B – SOUL FREE (Prod by P Money)
The lyrical prowess of Jess B first became apparent to us last year when she performed on George FM Nights. A sizeable studio entourage had congregated to check out this relatively unknown rappers skills and were soon wailing and whistling as she delivered verse after verse of tough well sculpted and uniquely eloquent bars.
Jess B is a force to be reckoned with, and we can see her carving her place in New Zealand’s vibrant Hip Hop scene in no time.
She eluded to the fact that among others, she had been working with one of Aotearoa’s most iconic DJ / Producer’s P Money, which only added fuel to the fire in the studio as we are all well aware that P Money has an impeccable ear when it comes to unearthing and working with new talent.
One of the tracks still in demo form that night was this track, Soul Free. From the get go the James Brown sample has your head nodding, and once Jess B get’s going she weaves her way masterfully around the track. By the end you’ll have gotten a pretty fair idea that Jess B is a force to be reckoned with, and we can see her carving her place in New Zealand’s vibrant Hip Hop scene in no time. Like and Subscribe folks.
4 / 5
ZEDS DEAD – SLOW DOWN (ZEDS DEAD REMIX)
Toronto duo Zeds Dead dropped their “Northern Lights album late last year and since then have been gathering a plethora of notable names for remix duties. With names like Bear Grillz, Delta Heavy, DMNO and Ganga White Night on the new Northern Lights Remix Package, there’s something for everyone.
A mainstream tinged deep house roller but not too poppy.
Most notably, but unsurprisingly the standout track for me comes in the form of Zeds Dead’s very own remix of their chiller Slow Down feat’ Jenna Pemkowski. A mainstream tinged deep house roller but not too poppy. for my liking which is good The E.P. dropped Saturday NZ time on their very own Deadbeats label. Go check it out.
3.5 / 5
NVY – LET GO (FREE DOWNLOAD)
This track 'Let Go' is everything I look for in a tune. A sonic journey at it’s finest.
Sunday arvo found me back down the soundcloud rabbit hole. An often tedious journey through the playlists of obscure and unknown artists. Predominantly bedroom producers who are airing their wears in the hope of a few plays likes and follows.
Meet NVY. I don’t have a whole lot of info on this guy. I can tell you he’s from Vancouver (surprise surprise), has a total of 6 tracks online, and is followed by a lean 325 people on SC. Oh yeah and his music is fucking good. This track 'Let Go' is everything I look for in a tune. A sonic journey at it’s finest. Flick him a like and follow.
4 / 5
CHARLIE SLOTH FEAT BUGZY MALONE – FAME GAME
One of the most recognizable names at BBC 1XTRA, Charlie Sloth just dropped the first single from his forthcoming LP titled “The Plug”. Teaming up with Manchester heavyweight and certified George FM listener fave Bugzy Malone, Sloth re-crafts The Cutting Crew’s anthemic 1986 hit “Died In Your Arms” for the single “Fame Game”.
I’m a big fan of Malone’s story and his ability to translate his experiences into grime form.
Malone’s trademark northern accent and angst fueled lyrics run from front to back over the track with ease, this time about everybody wanting to be famous, but insisting that since he’s achieved fame he’s still the same old Bugzy Malone.
I’m a big fan of Malone’s story and his ability to translate his experiences into grime form and paired with Sloth’s respectable beat they’ve plucked a half decent tune out of the hat. Unfortunately the video contradicts a lot of the meaning behind Malone’s bars. Shot in what I’d imagine the hillside villas surrounding Mallorca or Ibiza to look like, popping poolside bottles and tipping alcohol over bikini-clad wahine is probably the most un-grime look possible. It’s still worth a spin though.
3 / 5
JAY ROBINSON – THE HOLD
Jay Robinson is back with another head nodding booty shaker that will have any late nightclub bouncing.
Easily one of my favourite Bass House producers, North Wales native Jay Robinson is back with another head nodding booty shaker that will have any late nightclub bouncing along during those 4 / 4 driven late night sets.
Robinson claims this track is “Something a bit different from me out now on CR2 as part of their Blue Marlin Ibiza Compilation series! I approached this song using only hardware synths for the musical elements, I really hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it”
We’ll after hearing pretty much every house DJ on George FM Nights playing this jam last week I think Jay’s got no worries satisfying our enjoyment cravings. Stream below or cop it on Beatport.com
4.5 / 5
New World Beer & Cider Awards
George FM is celebrating the New World Beer and Cider awards, and you can win your share of New World Vouchers and an experience in a local brewery