TROY AVE “DOO DOO”
Troy Ave doesn’t need a corporation to make him an international star and bring the true sound of New York back. As the title of his new album notes, he is Major Without A Deal.
Some of New York’s most legendary artists unite on Major Without A Deal to support the city’s young hope. Among the album’s Big Apple guests are Cam’ron, Fat Joe, Kid Capri, 50 Cent, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Mase and Puff Daddy. Troy Ave also gives love to the South and West Coast, teaming up with his Hustle Gang honcho T.I., Jeezy, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg and Ty Dolla Sign.
FANTINE PRESENTS ‘WHAT A DAY’
Fantine, the emerging electro-soul artist, announced today the release of her newest single, “What A Day,”featuring Wyclef Jean and El Cata. The single is part of her upcoming debut album, which is scheduled to be released later this year.
The new single, written byWyclef Jean and Fantine pays tributes to hard-working women everywhere. It is produced by three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Wyclef Jean with additional production from 19-time Grammy Award-winning producer Emilio Estefan, and is sure be the summertime anthem.
ALTERNATIVE BAND LOST ELEMENT PREMIERE “TWENTY FIVE” MUSIC VIDEO
Texas based five piece alternative band Lost Element have premiered the official video for their upbeat single “Twenty Five.” The video is available to view on Baeble Music. The colorful video follows the adventures of a twenty something guy and he attempts to clean up his act. The single was mastered by Senior Mastering Engineer Chris Gheringer at the world-renowned Sterling Sound (One Republic, American Authors, Katy Perry, Icona Pop). The quintet has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their full-length album Stereo Dream due out later this year.
n. LANNON SHARES “ANOTHER LOVE”
n. Lannon is pleased to share “Another Love” the latest single from his third solo album Falling Inside, available June 23, 2015 on Badman Recording Co. The record combines the sound of classic folk pop like Elliott Smith with the chillwave bliss of Washed Out and Boards of Canada. The eleven tracks float with droney atmospheres and electronic textures.
NATE RUESS UNVEILS “GRAND ROMANTIC” + “AHHA”
GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Nate Ruess is celebrating this week’s long awaited release of his debut solo album. “GRAND ROMANTIC” – arrives via Fueled By Ramen on Tuesday, June 16th.
“GRAND ROMANTIC” – which premiered last week in its entirety exclusively via VH1 and MTV First – is highlighted by a number of recently released tracks, including first single “Nothing Without Love”, “AhHA”, “Great Big Storm” and “What This World Is Coming To (feat Beck)”. The unique visualizer video for “AhHa”– created by Barcelona’s Tigrelab– premiered last week exclusively at Mashable:
UK BUZZ BAND THE MISPERS “WEEKEND”
British sensations The Mispers have been selling out shows in the UK, much in part to their unmatched live performances, and are now amidst their first-ever North American run, that includes dates in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto, as well as an appearance at Bonnaroo.
“It’s like Arcade Fire and Phoenix were locked in a sweaty room and told not to come out until they’ve hit the heights of Black Keys “Lonely Boy,”” exclaimed XFM.
SUNDAYS & CYBELE NEW SINGLE
Tokyo’s Sundays & Cybele will release their new LP, Heaven, July 31st on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. A cinematic and kaleidoscopic record that features plenty noisy, screeching guitars and driving rhythms, it’s the latest in a series of releases from a band that injects straightforward songs with a healthy dose of weirdness. For a taste of Heaven, you can stream album opener “Black Rainbow” where it premiered with The Big Takeover.
ROBERT DELONG UNVEILS “DON’T WAIT UP”
Today Glassnote recording artist Robert DeLong unveils “Don’t Wait Up” the first single off of his upcoming sophomore album In The Cards, available for pre-order now, which drops September 18th via Glassnote Records. In addition, the video drops today as well, shot in scenic Joshua Tree showcasing Robert electric live performance.
BLACK MILK VIDEO “STORY AND HER”
While finishing up the second half of his North American dates on his Play Like Hell Tour, critically-acclaimed rapper and producer Black Milk releases the visuals to his If There’s a Hell Below track, “Story and Her.” The video, which illustrates the single about his high school unrequited love, comes after the song was marked as one of the strongest songs on his 2014 solo effort, If There’s a Hell Below, by several publications. In their review for the album, Exclaim! stated, “Black Milk mainly delves deeper into gritty, soulful grooves meshing samples and live instrumentation. This almost seamless synthesis comes to the fore on ‘Story And Her.'” Pitchfork, which gave the album a 7.3/10, wrote that the single is a “sprightly, smooth-jazz Tribe throwback.” Additionally, the publication reviewed the single’s lyrics “as trite and sanctimonious as can be…with a rhyme scheme that snaps into place as if only to tug the verse onward.” Now, the If There’s a Hell Below favorite is accompanied with its proper visuals.
DELONEY “YEA I’M A STUNNER”
“’Yea I’m A Stunner’ is a feelgood song for feelgood vibes with an old school reggae/dancehall influence,” Deloney says. “I was inspired by this girl from my college track team that was from Trinidad and Tobago. Her Caribbean vibe inspired me to make a beat that had a reggae and dancehall influence. I wanted to make something that anyone can jam to.” Black Choices drops fall.
MILK “IF WE WANT TO”
The video is inspired by the process of clicking through old photos on your computer. It’s a video collage colour-coordinated in nuances of blue and revolves around themes of summer and sensuality. Emma Oak, the beautiful girl in the video, is a model, and has featured on the catwalks for some of the biggest fashion designers in the world; Chanel, Kenzo, Rodarte etc. The video was directed by Emil Wilk and was shot whilst travelling through Africa.
MIKA’S ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM
MIKA releases his much anticipated fourth full-length album, No Place In Heaven [Republic Records/ Casablanca Records], everywhere today. Produced with MIKA by Grammy Award-nominated Greg Wells [Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Adele], No Place In Heaven debuted Top 10 on the U.S. iTunes Pop Albums Chart. The record is charting on iTunes across the globe, landing at #1 in Italy and going Top 5 in France, Greece, Belgium and Israel, as well as Top 10 in Canada. Get the album HERE!
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE MAKES FIRST EVER U.S. #1 DEBUT
Seven years to the day from the release of their debut single, Florence + the Machine make their first ever #1 debut on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 with How Big How Blue How Beautiful, selling 137,044 albums in its first week. With three albums in seven years to their name, the band continues to reach new heights—How Big How Blue How Beautiful is currently #1 in the U.K., the band’s third #1 album in the country, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland and Canada after reaching the top spot on iTunes charts in 24 countries worldwide last week.
YP “UNTITLED” ON DJ BOOTH
YP fans rejoice! In advance of its official release, DJBooth is hosting a pre-release listening session for the Chicago emcee’s forthcoming project, Untitled.
As its name suggests, Untitled is all about the music, showcasing a more mature YP in the wake of the tragic loss of his son last year. Not knowing what his next step in life would be, the final product is one that packages all of the artist’s raw emotions over the last few months.
HOLOCAUST LIBERATION CONCERT OCTOBER 5 AT BOSTON’S SYMPHONY HALL
Maestro Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony Orchestra’s celebrated new Music Director, will appear October 5, 2015 at his first Boston benefit: the Terezin Music Foundation Gala Concert and Dinner at Symphony Hall. Nelsons will conduct members of the BSO in a program honoring the seventieth anniversary this year of the Liberation of the Nazi camps and the end of WWII.
Nelsons shares the program with U.S. Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco, who will debut his new TMF-commissioned poem about liberation; Coro Allegro, Boston’s LGBT chorus, and the Boston Children’s Chorus premiering new TMF choral commissions written for the occasion by significant emerging composers; and short video clips of Holocaust survivors and former political prisoners worldwide recalling their moments of liberation. Texts for the choral works are poems TMF commissioned for its anthology, LIBERATION: New Works on Freedom from Internationally Renowned Poets (Beacon Press, October 2015). The event opens with candle-lighting by survivors and liberators, and the program will capture the power of art to convey the universal longing for freedom.
VANESSA ELISHA “DOWN FOR THIS”
After an extraordinary 2014, Australian R&B starlet in the making Vanessa Elisha returns with “Down For This”. Over a surprisingly sinister B.Lewis production, Vanessa’s lush R&B vocals with a twist of sensuality provide the first offering from her forthcoming EP, Good Ones.
Starting with the GXNXVS produced Midnight Swim, the last twelve months have proved to be a breakout year for the singer/songwriter, with the likes of Hypetrak, The Fader, Purple Sneakers, and Pigeons and Planes now counted amongst her most vocal supporters.
DEATHWISH NEW SINGLE
Wisconsin-based speed punk crossover quartet, DEATHWISH, has released the title track to their Beer City Skateboards And Records-released debut album, Out For Blood, through Cvlt Nation, as the band embarks on a new tour with Italian hardcore icons, Raw Power.
AURORA RELEASES VIDEO FOR “RUNNING WITH THE WOLVES”
AURORA today reveals her music video for “Running with the Wolves,” which was shot in Yorkshire, England. You can watch the video here.
AURORA, growing up in the small Norwegian town of Os, was first drawn to music as a young child influenced by her sister’s piano playing. Coming into her own at the ripe age of 17, AURORA started performing publicly, first for her schoolmates and now at major Norwegian music festivals and radio stations – AURORA has become one of Norway’s most talked about new artists.
Art Department has today revealed 2 remixes to their hit track Walls’ from their 2014 artist album, Natural Selection. They come from some of the hottest producers in the scene – Life & Death’s DJ Tennis and RUMORS’ Record’s Chaim. Both remixes are out now via Ultra Music and Art Department’s very own No.19 Music.
HOT SINCE 82 “VOICES”
Hot Since 82 has released his highly coveted secret weapon “Voices” as a free download to kick off the summer.
“This is the mystery record I’ve been playing for the past few months. The response has been totally overwhelming, so here’s a cheeky free download for the summer sun!” – Hot Since 82
Hear and Download “Voices” now:
MACKINTOSH BRAUN STREAM ‘ARCADIA’
Mackintosh Braun just premiered their record Arcadia on Noisey, and it was worth the wait! You probably recognize the Portland duo’s single We Ran Faster Then, which aired on Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, and other hit television series. The electro-pop duo, comprised of Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun, definitely don’t disappoint with the release of this album. If you were looking for your go-to summer album, this is it.
FLAGSHIP REVEAL FIRST SINGLE FROM NEW EP
North Carolina band Flagship debut their new single, “I Want You” off their highly anticipated new EP Faded (out July 10 via Bright Antenna Records). Earmilk raves, “Sticking with the pop-inspired side of things, ‘I Want You’ quickly establishes itself as one of Flagships hallmark tracks. Supported by a consistent soundscape, the true highlight of the track is its powerful vocals that reel you in with their deep, bold tones. Even when it fades out the song is not over as its spirit will stick with you long afterwards.”
LYNOS REMIX OF “KATIE”
“When I was sent this remix, I was instantly blown away…Vocals reminded me a little bit of KRewella…LYNOS delivers this huge track,” said Proximity.
LYNOS, a NYC native, is a producer and musician currently residing in Los Angeles. The son of two Julliard graduates, his musical training began with the violin at the age of four. Over time, his love for music continued to expand and he took up playing the guitar after one of his idols – Santana. Wanting to dive even deeper, he began his journey into the world of production. Fusing Motown, classic rock, hip-hop and blues, he has established his sound in the world of Future Bass & Pop.
ZEDS DEAD “COLLAPSE 2.0” VIDEO
Toronto duo Zeds Dead have released the official video for their latest hit “Collapse 2.0” featuring Memorecks. The song is a rework of the trio’s 2014 single “Collapse” from Zeds Dead’s acclaimed Somewhere Else EP. Grab this track and more on Somewhere Else Remixes, out now on Mad Decent.
MIGUEL ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR
Grammy Award winning recording artist Miguel has announced plans for the first leg of his North American tour with special guest Dorothy, kicking off this summer on July 24th in Austin, TX. The multi-city trek which includes stops in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles will be in support of Miguel’s highly anticipated third studio album, WILDHEART, set for release on June 29th via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. General public tickets go on-sale beginning Friday, June 19th at 10am local time in most markets. For additional ticket purchase info, please visit
JASMINE THOMPSON “ADORE”
The London based singer/songwriter’s covers have received over 154 million views on Youtube and have led to over 1.3 million subscribers for her channel. She has also caught the attention of international DJ’s and producers including Robin Schultz, Felix Jaehn, Avicii and Kygo. Jasmine was featured in Robin Schulz’s single “Sun Goes Down” which has over 77 million views on YouTube and reached Top 10 on iTunes in 13 countries as well as gold and platinum certifications in Europe, Australia and South America after Top 5 and Top 10 chart runs. Jasmine is also featured in German DJ Felix Jaehn’s “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)” remix that has over 14million views on Youtube and topped #1 on the iTunes Chart in Germany.
SEEK IRONY “DEVIL IN ME”
Seek Irony is a blend of Modern Rock and Electronica Dance music, best described by its fans as a mix between a full live rock show and a massive rave dance party. Rising out of the burgeoning music scene of Tel Aviv, Israel, and recently taking the big plunge over the Atlantic ocean with full relocation to their new home base Austin, TX. The multi-cultural influences are evident in the band’s music. Just like their homeland of Israel, it’s music born out of the many influences and experiences of the individual band members into a cohesive and powerful blend of modern and alternative rock with an electronica twist and yet, it all comes together harmoniously, powered by meaningful lyrics and passionate melodies.
JACK + ELIZA RELEASE SHORT FILM FOR “WHITE SATIN”
New York City’s Jack + Eliza have released the latest song from their upcoming debut album, Gentle Warnings, out August 7th on Yebo Music and available for pre-order now on iTunes. Paired with footage of the duo as they make their way through the city in scenes that look like b-roll outtakes from a modern day Annie Hall, “White Satin” is slow lilting daydream of a song Nylon describes as “Timeless”, rife with the vocal harmonies and smart melodies the two young musicians have become known for. Having completed their first tour of the UK this spring, Jack + Eliza are currently finishing up North American dates with Hamilton Leithauser.
MOOG MUSIC IS NOW EMPLOYEE OWNED
Yesterday, Mike Adams, Moog Music Inc. President/CEO, stopped production in the factory and gathered the employees for an impromptu meeting. Adams began by saying, “I called you all here to let you know I sold the company.
After a brief silence, he continued, “The good news is I sold it to all of you.” Moog Music Inc., the electronic musical instrument company founded by the late synthesizer pioneer Dr. Bob Moog, is proud to announce that as of June 6, 2015, Moog Music Inc. is an employee-owned company.
“The employees at Moog Music Inc. are what make this company successful,” said Adams. “I feel the best way to recognize their passion and hard work is to give them ownership.” Adams’ decision is in line with the vision of Dr. Moog, who wanted the company to not only be a place that took care of its employees and their families, but also rewarded their hard work by sharing in the company’s financial success.
NASTY HABIT “TURN UP THE RADIO”
New York rockers Nasty Habit have released a new single and video for the arena-rock anthem “Turn Up The Radio”. Directed by Adam Gendler and shot in Upstate, NY, “Turn Up The Radio” is the first single off of their upcoming EP due out this Fall.
OLIVIA VIDEO “FERRIS WHEEL”
Rays of sunshine pour down across the sky as Olivia takes to the streets, and beaches, of Southern California. Strolling to the sugary sweet melody, Olivia gets lost in the sun-kissed summer feel as she explores the boardwalk of Santa Monica and beautifully bright lights of Hollywood, grooving to the beat of an infectiously soulful pop track. You can’t help but get lost in the scenic cinematography, from the ferris wheel turning endlessly as the sun sets on the beach to the palm trees lining each and every street, Olivia is wrapped up in stunning views that give real meaning to each and every lyric.
E. GRIZZLY NEW VIDEO
E. Grizzly is a progressive hip hop artist from Philadelphia, PA specializing in a philosophical, poetic flow similar to Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Immortal Technique, and Zach De La Rocha. The point of E. Grizzly’s brand of hip hop is to share new perspectives and challenge social standards accepted by the majority of society who seem to be losing their grasp with humanity.
OKAY PLAYER EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERES “CHARLIE BARTLETT”
“The Sky Is The Limit” says DamonStCloud on his new single and video “Charlie Bartlett” which was recently premiered on OkayPlayer for hip hop fans all over the world.
CAZZETTE RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “TOGETHER”
The official video for Swedish DJ duo Cazzette’s new song “Together” is out today. Directed by AtNight Studios, the aesthetic music video features Swedish soccer brothers, The SkillTwins, showing off their incredible talents and technique. “The SkillTwins perfectly fit the vision we had in mind for the video and AtNight Studios did an amazing job bringing it to life. We went in a more artistic direction with this video and really love how it turned out!” – Cazzette
GOLDHOUSE NEW SINGLE
GOLDHOUSE is back with his new single, “Over” to follow up the Billboard charting “When I Come Home” that’s currently #15 on the Billboard Dance and Club charts. Check out the song here exclusively on Hype Machine.
HEATHER NOVA IS BACK WITH HER 10TH RECORD
Heather Nova is back with her 10th record “The Way it Feels” and it’s probably her best to date. It is imbued with an atmosphere that feels both natural and yet somehow otherworldly. There are echoes of Americana, a bit of dark folk, distinctive vocals and Heather’s trademark, great songwriting. It was recorded in Charleston, South Carolina with producers Josh Kaler and Jay Clifford. The result was a gorgeous laid-back atmosphere injected with hooky guitars, infectious rhythms and distinctive verse.
TRAVIE MCCOY UNVEILS NEW SINGLE “GOLDEN (FEATURING SIA)” TODAY
D2DC Records/Fueled By Ramen artist Travie McCoy has released his latest single, “Golden (featuring Sia),” available now at all DSPs. Co-written by Sia and Diplo and produced by the Picard Bros., “Golden” follows McCoy’s enviable string of hits as both a solo artist and the frontman for alternative/hip hop band Gym Class Heroes. The companion music video for “Golden” draws its inspiration from Jean Luc Godard’s 1967 film Weekend and its iconic traffic shot.
DAN DEACON SHARES NEW “MEME GENERATOR” VIDEO
The video directed by Monica Mirabile, stems from an earlier collaboration between the two on a performance art piece with choreography group FLUCT that resulted in Deacon writing an earlier version of “Meme Generator” with lyrics. To complement the video, there’s an interactive video game based on the four different choreography sequences seen in the music video. Surprises abound for those that play the game.
PINDHURST FARMS RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE ‘WHAT’S THE MATTER?’
Unsigned Long Island-based Garage Pop band Pindhurst Farms released a feel good music video for their latest single “What’s the Matter?,” the final track on their debut album, Right Now! in February, 2015.
The video exemplifies the song’s catchy melodic riff and overall feel-good nature in the form of a house party, where the band invites you into an atmosphere of a living room rock show. Self-filmed, produced, and edited with the help of friends, the video resembles the vibe from their live events, to give viewers an idea of what a Pindhurst Farms show is all about; an all-around good time.
BASSNECTAR STREAM 5 NEW SONGS AND READ MORE AT ROLLING STONE
Bassnectar AKA Lorin Ashton has announced his latest project, Into The Sun, a 16-track album featuring reworked songs from his 2005 album Mesmerizing The Ultra, new Bassnectar remixes and previously-unreleased originals. The album, out June 30th on his own label Amorphous Music, caps off with a bonus 70-minute mix of the album titled “Mixtape 13.” In the spirit of his title as the most inventive electronic artist since Aphex Twin given to him by NPR, Lorin approached this album a bit differently and aimed to create the perfect Bassnectar summer mixtape. In his own words, “Mixtapes are fun playgrounds for me because there are no rules… You’re basically sampling anything and mixing everything together with abandon. It’s like a big fucking sonic collage.”
HELL:ON NEW ALBUM POSTED
Today, June 16th 2015, we would like to present to you our new release, HELL:ON; “Decade of Hell”, a compilation dedicated to the 10th anniversary of this great Ukrainian band. The compilation gives the opportunity to get acquainted with the history of the band and listen to how their sound has evolved from 2005 to 2015. This release consists of the best tracks from the band’s five studio albums, including two songs from an as yet not released album.
FLAGSHIP “I WANT YOU”
In support of their new EP, the band will play July support dates with Good Old War. The tour kicks off July 12th in Cleveland, and culminates with two California dates at the end of the month.
On the new EP, Drake Margolnick (one half of Flagship along with Michael Finster) says, “It is the most mature writing we have done. We didn’t feel like we were writing songs, just writing lines. It’s just real life; that’s all it is. That’s what we’d like to create; something that’ll be around for a long time and people will still listen to it. Leave a good legacy, write good music and have a lot of fun doing it.”
BILLY JOEL DATE CHANGE
Billy Joel’s concert scheduled for Friday, September 25 will move to Saturday, September 26 at Madison Square Garden to accommodate Pope Francis’ visit to New York City. His Holiness will make a special appearance at Madison Square Garden on September 25.
All tickets purchased for the Friday, September 25 Billy Joel concert will be honored on Saturday, September 26. For more information please go to www.thegarden.com or visit www.ticketmaster.com.