RAHIM QUAZI “GHOST HUNTING”
Rahim Quazi’s third full-length album, Ghost Hunting is due out June 12. Recorded at co-producer Rick G. Nelson’s (Afghan Whigs) Marigny Recording Studio in New Orleans and mastered by Grammy nominated Emily Lazar, Ghost Hunting is for anyone in search of hope while dealing with a multitude of struggles including lost love, difficulties with forgiveness, and the roller coaster of life by providing comforting words of wisdom for the dark times we all face.
SIR MICHAEL ROCKS QUITS RAP FOR TV
Having earned a reputation as a wildlife advocate and lover of nature, it should come as no surprise that Sir Michael Rocks has announced his retirement from rap after landing his own reality series, The Rocks Report, on National Geographic. Upon moving to Miami in 2013, the Cool Kids rapper adopted a baby monkey, and a few months ago advised Buzzfeed of “13 Beasties That Would Make Great Besties.” Sir Michael Rocks also teamed up with PETA in their protests of SeaWorld, as MTV reported he “was serious about going to war for the whales.”
“CRAZY THINGS” PREVIEW
Following the release of his recent single ‘Movement 89’ with Adam Banks, Vanilla Ace has unveiled new collaborative single ‘Crazy Things’, after joining forces with Erase Records label boss Wasabi and Sugar Hill.
‘Crazy Things’ is punchy and melodic and builds to a sub-filled drop. The soulful vocal is combined with deft piano chords and razor sharp drum patterns to modernise this disco classic for today’s dance floors – and it feels all the better for it.
LAST SONG BY BLACK CITY LIGHTS
“Just like to say a huge thanks for all the support over the years. Here’s our last track that we got to release through red bull sound select. Thanks, Calum”
THE POODLES NEW VIDEO “THE GREATEST”
Nobody can do everything but everybody can do something!
We are frighteningly aware of the horrible circumstances many people live in from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, refugees come in a great numbers to Europe in search of a future, free from poverty, terror and war. But people who were born in a privileged society like Sweden are also facing poverty and oppression, lacking control of their own lives and the future of their children.
We have close friends who dedicate their lives and their work to help many of these vulnerable and torn personalities who many times live under the radar of society, in the streets.
POMPEYA’S “PASADENA” PREMIERES AT STEREOGUM
Pompeya’s latest track “Pasadena” is premiering at Stereogum, listen here: http://bit.ly/1aKQ0nm. Stereogum praises the “song’s bubbly hooks stretch higher toward a majestic chorus, the escapism feels great. “Pasadena” is off the Moscow-based band’s upcoming album Real, set for release on May 5 via No Shame. In addition, the band is nominated for three awards at the 14th annual Independent Music Awards, including nominations for their 2014 Night EP and the reissue of their 2013 debut LP Tropical.