NEW VIDEO BY DRAGON FLI EMPIRE
Calgary (Canada) acclaimed hip hop duo Dragon Fli Empire are pleased to release the music video for “Supreme”, from their latest album”Mission Statement”. With impressive effects courtesy of director Levente Kovacs (LK Visuals), the video creatively interprets the pounding, soulful production from Metacosm (DJ Cosm and Metawon) as well as Teekay’s smooth, poetic metaphors.
PARTICLE WINTER 2015 TOUR
Particle has just announced a month long run of coast-to-coast shows that kick off their Winter Tour 2015. The livetronica pioneers kick things off on January 9th in Cambridge, MA and then head north and west to Burlington, VT, Syracuse, NY and Pittsburgh, PA. The band then continues west, hitting key markets throughout the run, including: Columbus, Minneapolis, Denver, Portland and Seattle. Particle will wrap up with a grand finale at the legendary Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on February 6th.
After a successful Fall run throughout the East and Midwest, Particle is back in action full-time and hitting the ground running. Particle’s sound combines elements of Electronic, Space-Funk, Rock and Jam with a heavy emphasis on improvisation and deep sonic exploration.
MUSIC MAKER JAM FOR I-PHONE
MAGIX is pleased to announce the release of Music Maker Jam for iPhone. The free app has already been downloaded several million times on other platforms and is now available for the iPhone in a completely fresh look.
Music Maker Jam makes it easier than ever to produce professional tracks — no previous experience is required at all. Over 70 style packages, countless genres and spectacular effects provide users with unlimited creative freedom. Automatic tempo and harmony adjustment make easy work for beginners, and an 8 channel mixer and customized harmonies let professionals run wild with ideas. The iPhone version of the app has been completely redesigned. Key features such as the loop
selector and harmony editor are now even easier to use, while the new home screen provides a better overview.
Sascha Lazimbat, CEO of MAGIX Audio GmbH: “We’ve known about the affinity of iPhone users for music, design and creativity for a long time. Now we can finally offer them Music Maker Jam as a free download — completely redesigned and with a brand new look. We’re really looking forward to seeing what the iPhone users are going to create!
KISSING CANDICE UNLEASH ‘GHOSTED’ VIDEO
Frontman Joey Simpson puts it bluntly, “This is KISSING CANDICE in raw form, no big story lines or illusions. It’s really going to introduce everyone to our image. We want you to see this video say ‘What the fuck did I just watch, that was insane, I want more!”. Bassist Mike Grippo adds, “We want to prove that there is more to KISSING CANDICE than just music. There is a whole realm of horror we want to drag you into with us”.
RICK MONROE SCORES TOP 40 MUSIC ROW SINGLE
January is always a time for cold and brisk temperatures, but Country singer Rick Monroe has the perfect way to battle those chills – with his current single and video “Fire’s Out.” The steamy video clip for the song has been posted to Monroe’s CMT Artist Page, and can be viewed by going to:
VICE SPORTS COVERS MASTER P
VICE Sports today provides an inside look at Master P’s record-label-turned-sports-agency in “No Limit Sports: The Inside Story.”
Read it here:
DANK & ZELMA DAVIS “1994 RHYTHM IS RIGHT”
Hit-Writing Producer and International DJ, DANK and legendary songstress, Zelma Davis release their new masterpiece titled, “1994 (Rhythm Is Right).”
Produced and recorded by DANK, “1994 (Rhythm Is Right)” features the masterful voice of C&C Music Factory’s Zelma Davis. Zelma returns to the recording studio for the first time in five years to create this EDM smash!
FREE DOWNLOAD FROM DADDY’S GROOVE
After an epic 2014 both in the studio and on stage, Daddy’s Groove want to thank their fans and get everyone pumped up for Christmas by giving away the brand new track ‘Workaholics’ for free.
2014 saw Daddy’s Groove headline alongside David Guetta once again at the infamous ‘F*** Me I’m Famous’ parties at Pacha, Ibiza and also saw the trio return to the upper echelons of the Beatport Chart once again, this time with ‘Synthemilk’ – a track co-produced alongside fellow Italian artist Congorock – peaking at no.3.
Download the bouncing, bass-driven release here:
NO WARNING RETURNS
From Toronto, Canada, No Warning has been hailed as one of the most important hardcore bands of the ’00’s with their unique brand of New York-inspired hardcore. Formed in late 1999, the band garnered an immediate following with their 2001 self-titled EP and playing shows across the USA and Canada with hardcore mainstays such as Hatebreed, Madball, Cro-Mags, Sick Of It All and Bane.
In the fall of 2002, No Warning released what some fans consider to be the band’s best work and staple album of that era of hardcore, Ill Blood, on Bridge Nine Records.
WILL ROB HAYES GO BIG IN 2015?
Now that you’ve heard all of these rappers go easy on you all year its time to turn the heat up. Its time to put forward a new supreme rap artist. Rob Hayes is killing each and every rapper right now!
NEW LP BY MR. BILL
On this album, the innovative Australian musician and producer delves into uncharted territory, exploring a variety of styles that range from modern bass-heavy glitch hop to more mellow hip hop/breakbeat vibes. Featuring collaborations with Freddy Todd, Slynk, and labelmate Evoke, Settling For Mediocrity is a fascinating journey through the mind of its creator, who applies unique textures and production tricks to stay at the forefront of sound design.
Every musician is their own worst critic, and Mr. Bill is no exception, naming the album Settling For Mediocrity because of his struggle to remove himself from the material, which he still considers incomplete. Thankfully, he’s mistaken, as this album is among the best glitch hop releases of the year, but he always strives to keep things light-hearted, with an intentional, almost satirically pessimistic flaunt of self-awareness to his persona.
COMMUNION RECORDS AND PANDORA PARTNER
Communion Music and Pandora partner to release a mixtape featuring music from some of Communion’s biggest artists, as well as exciting discoveries from the New York City-based label. Listen to The Communion Mixtape now exclusively on Pandora.
RING IN NYE WITH PITBULL ON FOX
Pitbull’s NYE event at the Thompson Miami Beach. It will be broadcasted on FOX. Enrique Iglesias, The Band Perry, Fall Out Boy, Becky G and Fifth Harmony will be there as well.
NEW ALCOA ALBUM IN FEBRUARY 2015
The sophomore full-length from Alcoa, Parlour Tricks, arrives upon a very new and invigorating chapter in Derek Archambault’s life. The singer and guitarist, who also fronts the rising hardcore/punk band Defeater, has had an intense time since Alcoa’s 2013 debut Bone & Marrow; he got married, for one thing; for another, he had major surgery with a hip replacement after a debilitating injury. After a successful campaign on crowd-funding site PledgeMusic (resulting in the recently released covers EP, Thank You), he had the imminent surgery, got back on his feet, and immediately began working on new music with both Defeater and his alt-rock/country-leaning Alcoa. Recording near his home, in Portsmouth, NH, provided a warm and familiar environment with bandmate and engineer Mike Moschetto, etching out a slightly twangy and honest sound with shades of wistful, jangly 90’s alternative rock acts.
MORD FUSTANG PREMIERES NEW SINGLE ‘DOPPELGANGBANGER’
“His new track ‘Doppelgangbanger’ flips what you might think of big-room EDM right on its head: the tune is all build and no release, with intense, martial drums perpetually cresting as a video game-y synth figure dances atop the rhythmic chaos.” – The FADER
KNUCKLE PUCK SIGN WITH RISE RECORDS
Chicago, IL’s Knuckle Puck have signed with Rise Records and plan to release their debut LP this summer. Check out the signing video here.
“Today is a very exciting day for us and is truly a milestone for Knuckle Puck. We are ecstatic to announce that we have signed with Rise Records, who will be releasing our debut full length coming out next summer. We all personally feel that Rise will be a bountiful new home for our band and will only continue to help us be the be band we want to be. Thank you everyone for your diligent support that has led us to this point”, says guitarist Kevin Maida.
MEGHAN TRAINOR WRAPS UP BREAKOUT YEAR
Meghan Trainor has capped off a breakout 2014 with some of her biggest milestones to date. The inescapable smash single that introduced the pop star to the world, “All About The Bass,” received 2015 Grammy Award nominations in the top categories of “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” Moreover, the RIAA has officially certified the single 5X-platinum. Google named her one of its “Top Ten Trending Artists of 2015,” and she garnered an American Music Awards nomination for “Best New Artist,” a LOGO NewNextNow Award nomination for “Best New Artist (Female) and two People’s Choice Awards nominations for “Favorite Breakout Artist” and “Favorite Song.” “All About That Bass” spent a record-breaking eight weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the video has been seen over 400,000,000 times and counting. Still, her career continues to heat up rapidly as she undeniably soars towards worldwide superstardom.
DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. DEBUT ‘JAMES DEAN’ VIDEO WITH NYLON GUYS
Detroit duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have debuted a new lyric video for their track ‘James Dean’ at NYLON Guys. The video stars Instagram dance video master Adam Carpenter, who “excels at a style of dance that manages to be goofy and graceful at the same time, perfect for a mellow song that wrestles with the notion of what it means to be cool.”
R&B ICON MACY GRAY ANNOUNCES PLEDGEMUSIC CAMPAIGN
R&B songstress Macy Gray is thrilled to collaborate with PledgeMusic for the deluxe release of her latest album The Way via Kobalt. Gray charmed audiences with her signature raspy croon and aching songs of heartbreak and love, propelling to stardom with her Grammy-award winning single “I Try” from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is. Gray has since released 7 studio albums to growing acclaim, as well as appeared in several films over her storied career. Her latest album The Way was released in October 2014.
STRAIGHT NO CHASER AT THE INDIANAPOLIS 500
Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser will perform “(Back Home Again in) Indiana” during the pre-race festivities for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 on May 24.
The world-renowned a cappella group, founded in 1996 at Indiana University-Bloomington, will sing the traditional song in 2015 as legendary entertainer Jim Nabors retired after the 2014 race, having performed the song live 35 times since 1972.
“One of the most cherished traditions each year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the singing of ‘(Back Home Again in) Indiana’ and we are pleased that Straight No Chaser will join us next May to perform as we lead up to the start of the 99th Indianapolis 500,” said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. “Our fans have offered us many suggestions for who and how the song should be performed in 2015 and having a group with a national following, strong Indiana roots and a true understanding of the importance of this moment make them a great fit for next year’s race!”
MADONNA HITS NUMBER ONE ON ITUNES IN OVER 40 COUNTRIES
Madonna is hitting all the right notes this holiday season and her new music has gone to #1 in over 40 countries on iTunes charts around the world, including the U.S., with the release of six songs from her forthcoming album Rebel Heart. In seven of those countries she had multiple No. 1’s. The single “Living for Love” is currently No. 1 in over 20 countries and in another staggering achievement for the Material Girl, all six songs have been in the top ten on iTunes in several countries. The six songs – “Living For Love,” “Devil Pray,” “Ghosttown,” “Unapologetic Bitch,” “Illuminati” and “Bitch I’m Madonna (featuring Nicki Minaj)” – are available immediately when you pre-order Rebel Heart: iTunes.com/Madonna.
CHECK OUT HARDO’S “NOTHING LIKE ME”
Pittsburgh native, Hardo, releases “Nothing Like Me,” his second song of his street album, Trapnati. The album is set to be released at the top of 2015.
Click the link below to listen to “Nothing Like Me”:
HELLBIRDS HOLIDAY SONG
Today’s song is “Christmas, Baby Please Come Home” written by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, and Phil Spector. Christmas was originally written for Ronnie Spector to sing, but Phil was not happy with how much emotion or lack of emotion Ronnie put into the recording so Darlene Love was called into the studio to perform the track, and it has since gone on to become one of her signatures. I got to see Darlene perform this one in a Red Bank car lot in 2009 and her performance was AMAZING. I have never cried while recording a vocal, but I did on this one. I was thinking of someone very close to me who passed away last year.
SPENCER TARRING NEW VIDEO “HOUSE MUSIC”
From uprooting his entire life for a new direction to starting arguably the biggest music label http://vousrecords.com/ in Shanghai to becoming one of China’s most successful foreign DJs, Spencer Tarring has had a thoroughly unique journey in the music business. The entrepreneur, DJ, producer, investor, and well-rounded practical debaucher moved from London to China to introduce heavy-hitting house music to the Shanghai populace. Now, he’s taking his talents to sunny Los Angeles.
GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT
“Longtime shredder (on both violin and guitar) the Great Kat has released a brief preview of her upcoming shred/classical DVD—and you can check it out below. The DVD is expected to be released in 2015. The DVD will feature the Great Kat’s shred take on Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’, Rossini’s ‘William Tell Overture’ and more. In the preview clip, Kat plays Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons.’ We’ve also thrown in a bit of Paganini’s Caprice #24. Enjoy!” – Guitar World Magazine
MERK & KREMONT “NOW OR NEVER”
Italy’s hottest duo Merk & Kremont return to Spinnin Records following their collaboration with Toby Green on ‘Strike’, with their latest release ‘Now Or Never’. A huge progressive production with a vocoder fuelled melodic break, ‘Now or Never’ is sure to get any crowd excited for the drop – and is now available to buy via Beatport.
After kicking off 2014 with their massive record ‘Amen’ – which captured the attention of dance music heavyweight Steve Angello – the pair have gone from strength to strength. Also releasing music on Protocol Recordings, Doorn, Mixmash, and Ultra, the duo’s incredible output of music counts collaborations with Amersy and Paris & Simo as well as remixes for Syn Cole, Chris Lake, Promise Land and more recently Helena for ‘Levity’.
GHETTO YOUTHS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS SET UP SHOP VOLUME 2 STREAM
Ghetto Youths International – the record label owned and operated by Bob Marley’s sons Damian, Julian and Stephen – will release the brand new compilation Ghetto Youths International Presents Set Up Shop Volume 2.
The 15-track set follows Volume 1 that was released in February 2013 and peaked at #1 on U.S. Billboard Reggae Album chart. The latest installment is produced primarily by the Grammy-winning brothers Stephen and Damian Marley and features new material from the entire Ghetto Youths International roster.
BILLBOARD exclusively streams the entire album. Listen here:
THE WEEKND RELEASES FIRST OFFICAL SINGLE FROM ‘FIFTY SHADES OF GREY’ SOUNDTRACK
Republic Records announced today that it will release the official soundtrack album for one of 2015’s most highly anticipated films, Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ Fifty Shades of Grey. With the announcement, platinum-selling XO/Republic Records artist The Weeknd released his contribution to the soundtrack, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” – the first official release from the drama’s soundtrack. The track is available for purchase on iTunes, and the album will be in stores and available through iTunes and all digital partners beginning February 10, 2015.
LANA DEL RAY “BIG EYES”
Commented TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein: “Lana Del Rey exemplifies strength, femininity, and independence as an artist. We couldn’t think of a more perfect performer to contribute their music to a film about Margaret Keane, whose incredible journey and story parallel these same ideas.”
Said Del Rey: “I’m so grateful to Tim for letting me into his wild world and to Harvey for encouraging me to continue to write for films. I’m honored that the Hollywood foreign press has nominated my song.”