World Star Hip Hop announces 300 Entertainment’s Birth Of A New Nation Tour
Following the success of the inaugural Young Hustle Tour, 300 Entertainment today announces they will be keeping the tradition going, with the Birth Of A New Nation Tour. Featuring some of the label’s hottest emerging acts – Dae Dae, Shy Glizzy and PNB Rock, with London On Da Track, the tour kicks off in November and goes through major markets like New York, Chicago, and Dallas.
Tickets go on sale on this Friday, October 7th via BONNtour.com, with a special Spotify pre-sale happening on Wednesday, October 5th.
Damon Grey, Julien lambies, Capi – ‘Orion’
Jango Music continue to release hit after hit across their various platforms, and its perhaps unsurprising when you know their boss and head of A&R is DJ/Producer Damon Grey. With a long and distinguished career in the business which has seen him release on labels such as Subliminal and Pacha as well as remix and produce for Carl Cox, Robbie Rivera, Erick Morillo and Bob Sinclar, Damon Grey certainly knows a thing or two about what gets a crowd moving.
Pop-Soul Artist Ashley Toman Owns Her Rising Stardom with “Own It”
“It’s all about empowerment,” shares Toman. “You have to tune the negative comments out, especially when they’re your own thoughts. Know who you want to be, but love yourself right where you are today.”
Prepare for takeoff. G-Eazy shows what it’s like country-hopping in a private jet overseas on the European leg of his Endless Summer Tour in his new tour recap episode. Check out a quick convo with Big Sean and the crazy views from Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Poland, and more as Young Gerald headlines sold out shows across the map. Barreling through timezones, he even zips back to he US in the middle of it to play the MTV Awards. Check it out and share.
Dirty Sole Releases “Faking” Off FWD Motion
Chicago’s indie electronic group Dirty Sole has arrived with “Faking,” the debut single from their sophomore album FWD Motion, available December 9, 2016.
With analog warmth under an electric guitar, Dirty Sole’s unique approach proves they aren’t your typical indie group, and almost brings out a certain Milky Chance sound. It’s got a true rollicking feel and super addictive progression, making it quite the stand out feature on the album. Co-piloting the song is singer-songwriter Jon Von Letscher (one half of Honey Claws), who layers an infectious vocal so perfect it sounds as if the song almost wrote itself. When talking about the song’s meaning, Dirty Sole said, “We’ve all been there before, where a relationship is totally fake…”
A Seat at the Table, the stunning new album written and performed by Solange Knowles, and co-executive produced alongside Raphael Saadiq, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart with over 72,000 units sold. The album was #1 on both Apple Music and iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart. Released globally on September 30th, 2016 via Saint Records / Columbia, A Seat at the Table, is available digitally everywhere.
A Seat at the Table will be released physically in a special CD package that includes a 20 page booklet on November 18th and also as a Double Vinyl LP on December 9th. A Limited-Edition purple color vinyl will be released through Urban Outfitters.
The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, announced today the “2016 American Music Awards” nominees with recording artists Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten revealing six categories of nominees live on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories were announced in real time exclusively via Snapchat (TheAMAs). ABC News then livestreamed the remaining 17 categories and included a recap of all nominees in the 11 previously announced categories. (See the full list of nominees below). The “2016 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
Drake leads with 13 nominations and sets a new AMA record for most nominations in a single year, surpassing Michael Jackson’s previous record of 11 nominations in 1984. Rihanna received seven nominations and Adele and Justin Bieber received five each. Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers each received four nominations. Additionally, Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and The Weeknd earn three nominations each.
As announced previously and after some audio excerpts (“La physique anarchique”, “[Hapax] – Rosen”), Swiss new-prog’/jazz/electronica/experimental outfit from geneva Penfield just released its new full-length album called ‘Parallaxi5’ for CD Digipack edition and Digital on Bandcamp + the main digital platforms such as iTunes, Deezer, Spotify, Amazon.
California pop-punk band The Descendents have curated a “songs to get caffeinated to” Mixtape for Pandora. The mixtape features songs that gets the band amped up in celebration of their new album Hypercaffium Spazzinate.
Check out Lauv’s New Single “Breathe” Available Now
Today, Lauv released his newest single “Breathe”, co-written by Michael Matosic, and co-produced by DallasK. This pop ballad is the latest viral hit from Lauv, and is taking Youtube and the Internet by storm. After premiering on Mr. Suicide Sheep, it has achieved more than 120,000 plays in 24 hours, and continues to soar.
Existance Release New Music Video For “Breaking The Rock”
French heavy metallers Existance, have released a new music video for “Breaking The Rock”. The song is taken from their brand new 100% heavy metal album ‘Breaking The Rock’, due out on October 15th via Black Viper Records.
Scorch Felix unleashes the highly anticipated ‘Golden Shaker’ –
Scorch Felix is the new moniker of UK veteran, DJ Farouch, who has been involved in the dance music scene for over two decades. Having released on the DFL label, belonging to Radio 1’s Dream Teem, and remixed S-Express in the mid-90’s, Farouch’s career was only ever going to go one way. Several impressive remixes later saw his portfolio include acts as diverse as Massive Attack, Michael Jackson, Ice-T and David Bowie before he was signed up to Fatboy Slim’s Southern Fried imprint.
The artist / producer collective known as, Local-Mu12 releases 1st single from their upcoming album. “Hood Rich” joins Local-Mu12 members The Manorail, Dana Coppafeel, Stryfe and producer Real McKoy with emcee/producer Oh No (Gangrene, Stones Throw).
This is a taste of the forthcoming album Everyday People which will include appearances by Smif-N-Wessun, Punchline, Ras Kass, MC Eiht, Planet Asia, Edo. G, Torae, Sadat X and more.
C.U.L.T.U.R.E. “All That I Have”
Who is C.U.L.T.U.R.E.? C.U.L.T.U.R.E. is conquer, understand, live, truthfully, under, righteous earnings.C.U.L.T.U.R.E. born Enoch I Augustusel hales from the city of Marble Steps (Baltimore MD.). C.U.L.T.U.R.E. although born in the early 80’s was raised in the era most consider the last Golden era of Hip Hop, the 1990’s. These influences can be heard and traced thru his delivery, concepts and mostly his view points on life, love and religion. In his own words “my music is not a time stamp, but a constant growth in a philosophy that has been constructed from my interactions with the world that surrounds me, the cultures that shape the universe as we see and know it”. His first official release was a mixtape simply titled “Growing Pains”. This is a concept that follows C.U.L.T.U.R.E. from the early 2000’s till most recently, a lyrical autobiography. So if you are looking for lyrics and a honest non watered down approach to Hip Hop then get to know this artist.
Russian speed metallers DISTANT SUN release the single “GOD EMPEROR”
Russian speed metallers DISTANT SUN release the single “GOD EMPEROR” from their upcoming album “INTO THE NEBULA”.
Joining their european melodic traditions with american aggression, the band returns to the famous sci-fi saga of Dune with a healthy load of thrash in their power metal. Will appeal to the fans of Iced Earth, Annihilator, Blind Guardian and Rage.
Larry June gets personal on new song “Forever”
While he’s been busy on tour with Post Malone and prepping for his next project, Larry June took some time on Friday to add another smooth cut to his collection with “Forever.”
Produced by Sledgren and Cardo, the track delves deeper into the San Francisco rapper’s background, mindset and nonstop hustle.
THE ESSENCE, “SOUL MAN”
Together they’ve opened for Large Professor, Illa J, Elzhi and KRS-One. Ducci says “Soul Man” was “J-Dubble’s idea. We sat one day before a show talking about the killings of innocent unarmed black men by police and the lifestyle inequality that still exists, from filling out a job application to even booking an AirBnB. J spoke from the heart and we ended up with ‘Soul Man’.” The Essence are working on their second LP, Cold Plates.
BOSSY LOVE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WIND ME UP”
Following the recent, critically-acclaimed, singles Want Some and Call Me Up, Glasgow-based, RnB/Pop duo Bossy Love announce Wind Me Up as part of a series of single releases, that will see another two released before the end of the year.
“Wind Me Up is about moving overseas and being caught in the whirlwind of two lives. Trying to make a new life doing what you love and running very fast away from the old one. It was written living in a house share where we weren’t allowed to make any noise so when it came to making it we wanted it to be a racket. It’s one of our favourites to play live.”
“I wanted to capture the beauty in the primal obsession of love. Messy love. Destructive love. The dopamine effect. The power of loss or struggle and what it drives humans to do. I wanted to capture that feeling in a film, I wanted to feel the rage and confusion of complex love, or love you simply don’t want to have but can’t seem to get away from. It could be the wrong timing, or you could be involved with someone else, it could be forbidden love, they could be completely wrong for you but there’s a magnetism that drives you completely insane.” – GEORGE MAPLE
RITI OCCULTI premiere “Beri’ah” Lyric Video
“Tetragrammaton” is the brand new full-length from Rome-based blackened doom occultists RITI OCCULTI. After having released it this past friday (October 7th) via Triton’s Orbit, today the band announces the release of the official lyric video to the track “Beri’ah”, which you can watch at this location or below.
‘Company Of Thieves’ is the stunning debut single from Georgie
‘Company Of Thieves’ is the stunning debut single from Georgie. Hailing from Mansfield, this twenty-one year old singer-songwriter is a distinctly new and unique talent is set to take the UK music scene by storm.
‘Company of Thieves’ was produced by studio wizard Matthew E White at his Spacebomb studios in Virginia. He originally heard Georgie on a trip to the
UK and instantly wanted to work with her. A few phone calls later and Georgie was on her way to Virginia and came back with four stunning tracks, with ‘Company Of Thieves’ the first to emerge.
Belgian hard-rock outfit The Sore Losers have unveiled the video for their latest single ‘Got It Bad’, taken from their new album Skydogs, out November 4th through Ultra Elektrik Records.
Inspired by old Japanese film, the video is shot in a shadowy, black and white cinematic style. It features the four piece rocking out in a slick full band performance, highlighting their energetic, leather-clad, rock ‘n’ roll swagger.
”M. Ross Perkins, a neo-psychedelic musician from Dayton, gets sunny and a little silly on his self-titled debut…. and his inflection and the swirling music add whimsy to the matter-of-factness. But it’s not all cheeky fun; Perkins has a grand plan for his debut in the scope of his broader, forthcoming body of work.” – ALL MUSIC
Nomad debuts on Jango Music with ‘Los Ninos Boras’
Whether releasing Vocal House, Tech House or Deep House, the Jango Music family succeed in delivering only the highest quality music across their 3 platforms, be it Jango Music, Jango X or Jango Deep. Based in France and headed by Damon Grey, the label has enticed some of the biggest names in the business to join their roster in the shape of Roger Sanchez, Ron Carroll and Robbie Rivera, however, they are also responsible for unearthing some of the finest new and up-and-coming talent.
From the start, Girls Guns & Glory has forged its sound from the raw materials of rockabilly, country and other American traditions, tempered by a unique musical and lyrical approach.
With the Nov. 4 release of Love And Protest, the road-hardened band digs deeper than ever before into its roots while also making its most personal statement to date.
“A lot of times I have difficulty naming our records,” says guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter Ward Hayden. “With this one, I had the title almost immediately. When love isn’t happening, we protest its absence – that’s the overall idea this record captures.”
Bedlam Brethren “Assassin Art”
It’s been nearly 5 years since the critically-acclaimed release Black Feather Messengers, Bedlam Brethren’s full-length debut. Now Hollow Christ, Cheating Death (a/k/a Merc Versus) and New Zealand’s own dark classic hip hop composer Spearman have returned to deliver another powerful contribution from their ancient form of hip hop. Join them as they bring order out of chaos! Bedlam Brethren have worked with Chief Kamachi, Thirstin Howl the 3rd, C-Rayz Walz, and the late Kevlaar 7, shared stages with Cappadonna and Bronze Nazareth representing the true art form.
THE CHAINSMOKERS COVER BY SHY
Here’s a new exciting act for you – even though you might have already heard of their work – as songwriters and feature artists.
SHY is the combined alias of the Swedish artist and songwriting duo SHY Nodi & SHY Martin.
Their first ever cut “The Ocean” – Mike Perry ft. SHY Martin took the world by storm and has currently close to 250 million streams on Spotify – streaming close to 2 million a day, putting the song top 20 on the global spotify chart.
Their latest release is the new single for Billboard #1 act Chainsmokers – “All We know” ft. Phoebe Ryan.
iAmDLOW IS BACK WITH A NEW BURST OF ENERGY
After the nationwide smash “Do It Like Me,” Chicago’s Bop King formally known as DLOW is back with his new identity: iAmDLOW and a new collaborative hit single called “ALL DAY” featuring Oh Boy Prince.
Rain Man Delivers Anticipated Haunting Pop Single “Habit”
Rain Man strikes again as he unveils the haunting future trap ballad “Habit.” Chopping the vocals of Krysta Youngs to deadly effect, the Chicago native delivers yet another jaw-dropping crossover tune, recently premiered on YourEDM.
Paul Cauthen will join Elle King’s Ministry Tour this fall in support of his debut solo album My Gospel (Lightning Rod Records), which is set for release on October 14th. Press has praised Cauthen’s gale-force vocal ability and sincerity throughout the album, highlighting him in Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists You Need To Know,” Texas Monthly, PopMatters.com and more.
Shop Talk is what happens when a long-standing sideman in the Brooklyn music scene brings his songs to center stage. After serving time in a string of excellent local bands such as Queening and Worms In Dirt, singer/guitarist Jon Garcia takes control of the wheel. It’s Jon’s turn to drive now, and you’re in good hands.
After penning a clutch of strong songs, Garcia recruited a crack rhythm section comprised of Pygmy Shrews drummer Alexander Perrelli and Liturgy guitarist (playing bass here) Bernard Gann. Led by Garcia, this power trio set about honing his songs into diamond-sharp rock that retains a rough-hewn grace. Shop Talk dispenses with much of the posturing inherent in their peers, instead focusing their considerable skills on serving the song first and foremost.
Alesso announces new collab with Dillon Francis + drops special video
Earlier this month global Swedish DJ/producer Alesso debuted an astonishing new show for a sold out crowd at the iconic The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. In celebration of the great feat, he shares a recap video of the special night today, which features his new track with Dillon Francis “Take My Breath Away” slated for release on October 21- watch it below. Taking four months to create and perfect, the extraordinary set proved to be Alesso’s most impressive performance to date with custom shot visuals, 100 meters wive of LED, back to front lasers and FX resulting an fully immersive 360 experience.
Created in collaboration with VICE’s music channels Noisey and THUMP, VICE Magazine’s October issue is the publication’s first-ever completely music-themed issue
Features include an investigative report by THUMP contributor Dave Wedge on sexual abuse allegations against Afrika Bambaataa, a profile on the white rappers trying to legitimize country rap by Noisey writer/host Zach Goldbaum, a piece on the the religious fanatics in Russia who are trying to strong-arm metal bands into silence by Noisey editor Kim Kelly, and much more
The Growlers announce that the 5th annual Beach Goth festival is changing location back to the Observatory Grounds, located at 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704.
This year’s bill continues in the fine tradition of years past with a lineup that includes Bon Iver, Patti Smith, Justice, King Krule, Gucci Mane, RL Grime, TLC, James Blake, Devendra Banhart, Nicolas Jaar, 2 Live Crew, Violent Femmes, Future Islands, The Drums, Melanie Martinez, Reel Big Fish, The Faint, Tricky, Sebastian, Albert Hammond Jr., Kali Uchis, Hinds, Gang of Four, Cold Cave, The Pharcyde, Leftover Crack, DJ Quik and more.
Past artists have included Grimes, Julian Casablancas+The Voidz, Mac DeMarco, DIIV, Die Antwoord, Parliament Funkadelic, and Sir Mix-A-Lot among others.
THE PINE BOX BOYS: San Francisco Horrorbilly/Bluegrass Murderers Issue “Rise”
Over the course of four prior albums, San Francisco’s THE PINE BOX BOYS have charted the course of a killer named Willie who, accompanied by a rogue’s gallery of other nefarious types, slashed a bloody career across the south and westward to the territories. On their fifth album, The Feast Of Three Arms, the murder balladeers introduce us to Willie’s cousin, Jubal with No Last Name, and his quest to kill the man that did his mama wrong. This detailed tail is delivered through seventeen movements, with Raww leading each ballad with a spoken oration, setting the scene for each subsequent musical segment of this ominious tale to unfold. The album features guest contributions of fiddle by Alisa Rose and keys by Nigel Pavao, was recorded at Coast Recording and mixed at Discrete Recording, both in San Francisco, and completed with artwork by Tabitha “Stabitha” Lahr.
Myrath “Endure The Silence”
This September sees the start of Myrath’s first ever headlining tour throughout Europe. Kicking off in Munich, Germany on September 25th, the “Legacy Tour 2016” will take the Tunisian metal band from Germany to the Netherlands, from France to Bulgaria and Romania.
While struggling to recover from shattered illusions after his first love faded out, singer-songwriter Jonny Zywiciel (pronounced “Zuh-witch-ul”) wrote an album of intimate and soulful pop/rock tunes that he describes as a “mixtape outlining the last three years of my life.” Instead of wallowing in despair, the 23-year-old troubadour channeled his energy in a positive, musical direction with the aim of inspiring and uplifting others. The aptly-named collection, “Onward & Upward,” which will be released by the San Francisco-based artist on November 4, is led by the first single, “Time To Heal,” written as a message of hope in response to crises that several close friends had been battling: overcoming drug addiction, fighting cancer and confronting other seemingly insurmountable hardships. Zywiciel will donate all the proceeds from the single’s sales to the Amy Winehouse Foundation whose mission is to support and empower disadvantaged and at-risk children and young adults through music therapy and music education.
Atlantic Artist PJ Releases Official “Tell Me” Visual
Los Angeles Singer/Songwriter and Atlantic Records recording artist PJ has made it clear that she is just getting started and there is a lot more to expect from the budding songstress throughout the rest of 2016.
Today, PJ released the official video for her single, “Tell Me” ft. Jevon Doe from her most recent EP, “Rare.” In this visual, PJ keeps it colorful and fun while exploring the ups and down of one human emotion everyone yearns to feel and wants to hear – that they are loved.
T-Mass and LZRD Team Up For Dim Mak Debut “Cash”
Implementing his signature booming 808’s to lethal effect, young bass star T-Mass unloads the nasty hybrid twerk anthem “Cash” with Virginia native LZRD. Serving as the first single from his upcoming Dim Mak EP We Made It, “Cash” is an impressive track indicative of T-Mass’ rapid and well deserved come-up.
ENIGMA RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘SADENESS (PART II)’ TODAY
Since releasing its groundbreaking 1990 debut, MCMXC a.D., ENIGMA have become one of electronic music’s most influential entities. Its success continued with the massive single “Return to Innocence” off its 1993 album, The Cross of Changes. Over the course of seven releases, ENIGMA has sold a total of 70 million-plus copies, scored 60 number ones worldwide, and achieved more than 100 platinum certifications around the globe.
Mysterious duo Sluggers tease their upcoming Anthem EP on Fool’s Gold with the release of the title track, a delightfully dark techno workout offering a glimpse into the dark side of Miami club.
Singer-songwriter Jaymay recently released her the poignant sophomore album, To Tell The Truth, and now has a fan-made video to accompany the track, “Today & Tmoro”. The animated clip follows a city street and was created by Kyle Mishler of Metonymity.
Archivist have revealed the video for ‘Everything Is Wanted’, the lead single from London’s electro-indie experimentalists’ forthcoming EP Memo due for release on October 28th. It premiered with Clash who said, “… with a pop edge, the band’s music – impeccable electronics, divine songwriting – seems to occupy a universe of its own… Beautifully shot, the clip nimbly expands on the emotive, engrossing songwriting of Archivist.”