JASON BURNS “LIGHTWEIGHT”
Jason Burns has inspired widespread support over the last couple of years with his expert production stylings and a steady stream of well-received releases, and for his latest EP ‘Lightweight,’ the Portland-based producer has crafted yet another melodic gem alongside vocalist and songwriter Sarah Winters.
‘Lightweight’ is an effortless blend of Winters’ beautifully melancholic vocal and stirring acoustics, with a hint of warped bass layered over a soft yet punchy beat. Alongside the original mix is a relaxed and moving acoustic version and three killer remixes. Faces infuses a touch of groove and tinkering synths, Kiwi offers up a techno take of the track and Sandy Rivera ups the pace and intensifies the beat; each remixer has put their own unique spin on the stand-out original.
TOMORROWS SHARE DEBUT TRACK ‘ANOTHER LIFE’
Based in Dublin, Tomorrows are a new five-piece, taking elements of 60’s and 70’s pop/prog/folk/psych as a starting point to explore new modern textures and melodies.
Today sees them reveal their debut track, ‘Another Life’, which can be heard here:
A-TRAK REMIXES ALESSO
Alesso’s latest single “Cool” ft. Roy English just got the A-Trak treatment making for a rich club ready rendition of the track. “Cool” is off of Alesso’s highly anticipated debut album Forever out May 26th via Def Jam Recordings / Virgin/EMI.
HUEY MACK’S LATEST MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE “FUNERAL”
RACHEL PLATTEN RELEASES ‘FIGHT SONG’ EP
Breakout New York City-based singer/songwriter Rachel Platten has just released her Fight Song EP today. Featuring the chart-climbing anthem “Fight Song,” the collection also includes the previously released track “Lone Ranger” as well as two brand new songs, “Congratulations” and “Beating Me Up.” The Fight Song EP is available digitally everywhere now, including iTunes and Spotify.
Vulture.com, New York Magazine’s culture and entertainment site, today announced additional events and participants for the 2nd-Annual Vulture Festival. The Vulture Festival is a series of high-profile events celebrating the best of today’s television, music, film and more. The Festival will take place May 30-31 at Milk Studios in New York City, and additional events will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for the additional events are on sale now at VultureFestival.com. Follow @VultureFestival and @Vulture for updates.
ELLIPHANT PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “LOVE ME BADDER”
Hot on the heels of the audio premiere of her brand new single “Love Me Badder,” the talented genre-bending, trail-blazing Swedish solo artist Elliphant today revealed the official video for the infectious new single. Watch the video here.
JOHN CONLEE HAS NEW SINGLE ADOPTED AS TENNESSEE’S FOP’S OFFICIAL SONG FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
Last week, country music icon John Conlee performed “Walkin’ Behind the Star” during an emotional ceremony honoring the members of law enforcement who had given their lives in the line of duty in 2014. The ceremony was held the morning of May 8 at the Legislative Plaza in downtown Nashville. President of the Tennessee’s FOP, John Crumby, announced that Conlee’s recording was now Tennessee’s Fraternal Order of Police official song for law enforcement. “Walkin’ Behind the Star” was written by Phil Thomas and the late Ronny Scaife.
BEAR GIRL NEW VIDEO
Atlanta duo Bear Girl fuse elements of math rock and indie pop in their new music video for “Occurrence IV – The Quintessential End”. The song is off the band’s debut EP Le Fantastique and features Trevor Bartlett from the band Author. Filming took place at a live gig in the group’s hometown at Glow In The Dark Studios. Austin Taylor captured and edited the sonic assault.
SIRIUN NEW VIDEO “TRANSMUTATION”
Today, the band is pleased to introduce fans to their visually artistic side with their brand new animated music video for the track “Transmutation”, which was painstakingly illustrated and animated by Niklas Sundin (otherwise known as guitarist for Swedish melodic death metal group Dark Tranquillity) at his design studio, Cabin Fever Media. Watch the video here:
OZ “CAME UP” FEAT BK BAMBINO
Pakistani-American rapper OZ presents his new single “Came Up”, produced by D Phelps, who recently produced “U Mad” for Vic Mensa (on Complex) and featuring Chicago rapper BK Bambino, who Rolling Stone named a Top 10 Artist You Need To Know.
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA “THE SOUNDMAKER” ON LETTERMAN
Rodrigo y Gabriela’s latest album 9 Dead Alive is an intimate one, recorded as if the band were playing a live gig in your living room. The closest in playing to their breakout 2006 self-titled album, it is also the band’s highest Billboard career debut to date, at #22 on the charts. Recorded at their Pacific Coast hideaway in late summer, the album captures the warmth and spontaneity of two great musicians riffing and jamming together; perfectly distilled into nine new songs teeming with desire, elegance and gusto.
“SEE YOU AGAIN” REMIX
Wiz Khalifa – See You Again (Danny Darko Remix):
MICHAEL BRUN “WOO”
Michael Brun today unveils his newest collaboration with scene newcomers Dirty Twist, titled Woo. The track was debuted live a few weeks ago by Dirty South, during his Ultra Music Festival set. ‘Woo’ will release on April 20 on Beatport and Spotify via Michael Brun’s very own Kid Coconut Records. For ‘Woo’, Michael has teamed up with a duo that is brand new in the scene. Dirty Twist is comprised of two young Swedes, Calle Skattman and Guillaume Ellby, and ‘Woo’ will be their very first label release as Dirty Twist.
DOOMTREE RELEASES “BEASTFACE” VIDEO
Today, seven-piece Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree releases the video for “Beastface” from their recent full-length All Hands. The video, which depicts crew members P.O.S, Sims and Mike Mictlan in the California desert in an increasingly hallucinatory walkabout that culminates in a comical shootout, went up courtesy of Clash Music ahead of Doomtree’s European tour dates.
BOOSIE BADAZZ ANNOUNCES FIRST SHOW EVER IN NYC
Trill Entertainment and Atlantic Records recording artist Boosie BadAzz has announced his first show ever in NYC on May 26th at Webster hall. Tickets will be available for purchase tomorrow at http://bit.ly/BoosieNYC. The show will celebrate the delivery of his long awaited new album “TOUCH DOWN 2 CAUSE HELL,” which is available for pre-order here http://smarturl.it/TD2CH.
PEPSI®, USHER AND URTHECAST PARTNER TO CREATE AN EPIC FILM ADVENTURE
#PEPSICHALLENGE – In a first-of-its-kind, Pepsi® is creating and producing an epic short film that will include footage from UrtheCast – the world’s first full-color Ultra High-Definition video system located aboard the International Space Station (ISS), feature Pepsi consumers from around the world and leverage the creative and artistic direction of eight-time Grammy award winning entertainer Usher. As part of this year’s Pepsi® Challenge™ campaign, the interstellar short film combines video, music, technology and storytelling, with Pepsi consumers across the globe playing a role in the experience.
“On one level, the ambition of this short film is mind-boggling because it’s an original screenplay that features real-life footage shot from outer-space,” said Frank Cooper III, Chief Marketing Officer, Global Consumer Engagement, PepsiCo Global Beverages Group. “But, having visionary creators, cutting-edge technologists like UrtheCast and an iconic artist like Usher make it a realistic, exciting collaboration across tech, film, music and pop culture.”
ED SHEERAN KICKS OFF EPIC SUMMER WITH “5”
Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced a major flurry of spring activity, highlighted by “5,” the first-ever US release of five legendary EPs originally self-released by the GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer/songwriter himself, available both individually and collectively, as a special bundle via http://smarturl.it/edsheeran5.
“5” – released via Atlantic & Gingerbread Man Records, Sheeran’s own recently launched label imprint – includes 2009’s “YOU NEED ME,” 2010’s “LOOSE CHANGE,” “SONGS I WROTE WITH AMY” (featuring collaborations with Welsh songstress Amy Wadge, co-writer with Sheeran of the worldwide smash single, “Thinking Out Loud”), and “LIVE AT THE BEDFORD,” as well as 2011’s breakthrough “NO. 5 COLLABORATION PROJECT.” Among the five EPs are classic songs later re-recorded for Sheeran’s history-making debut album, 2011’s RIAA platinum certified “+,” including “Wake Me Up,” “The City,” and “You Need Me, I Need You”.
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE PERFORM “THE GHOSTS OF BEVERLY DRIVE”
PRINCE ROYCE RELEASES TODAY A SPANISH VERSION OF HIS NEW SINGLE “BACK IT UP”
Bronx, NY-born and raised Latin superstar Prince Royce today releases a Spanish version of his new single “Back it Up” featuring Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull. Click here to listen now! Tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13th to catch Prince Royce perform “Back It Up” on the finale of “American Idol.”
URBAN CONE “COME BACK TO ME”
“Come Back To Me” was co-written with the “Habits” hit-maker who joined Urban Cone for a surprise performance at SXSW at both the UMGD Experience and the SXSW Official Showcase as well as most recently in Sweden at their album release party.
DAWES SHARE NEW SONG “RIGHT ON TIME”
THE MUSCADETTES PREMIERE NEW EP ‘SIDE A’
Montreal twin-sister duo, The Muscadettes, have premiered their new EP, Side A, today via BrooklynVegan and announced additional northeast tour dates, to their already confirmed EP release celebrations in Montreal and New York City. Side A is the first of two EPs set to arrive in 2015, arriving next Tuesday, April 21on PaperCup Music.
SNOOP DOGG’S ALBUM ‘BUSH’ OUT TODAY + “SP MANY PROS”
Entertainment icon Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams have shared exclusive insight into the creation of select tracks, including “California Roll” featuring Stevie Wonder, off of Snoop Dogg’s new album BUSH in advance of the May 12th release date. Fans can get an intimate look of the creative process between the two online here: http://smarturl.it/BUSHtracks
Considered a fearless creative trailblazer, Snoop Dogg recently released a much-buzzed about video for the track “So Many Pros,” with the clip paying homage to the highly stylized ‘Blaxploitation’ urban action movies of the 1970’s.
Click here to check out the official video:
LIL DICKY DROPS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CLASSIC MALE PREGAME” ON YOUTUBE
Fans of Lil Dicky rejoice: the MC just released a new music video on his YouTube channel, to preview what’s to come off his debut album Professional Rapper. The video is for the song “Classic Male Pregame” – watch, share, and embed where applicable.
The MuseBox today announced that Mirk have released “Marathon,” the third of four singles in support of their full-length Run. Formerly Mirk & the New Familiars, Mirk is an Albany, New York band whose music has been characterized as a cross between pop, soul, rock, R&B, and hip-hop. The seven-piece have toured extensively throughout the United States, thus developing a reputation for an energetic and intriguing live show that has earned rave reviews at SXSW. In addition to writing and performing all of Mirk’s music, Joshua “Mirk” Mirksy has also produced music for Jay-Z, Petey Pablo, Eamon, Ciara, and Young Jeezy. Several of Mirksy’s projects have been certified platinum and gold by the RIAA. More information on Mirk, Run, and each of Mirk’s previous releases is available on the band’s official website.