NEW SINGLE “BAD MOTHERFUCKER”
House Producer/DJ and In The Loop label boss Lupe Fuentes has released her rawest single to date in the form of “Bad Motherfucker”.
While some House tracks can be really happy, fluffy, and uplifting, others can be downright rough, rugged, raw and mean. Such is the case with IN THE LOOP’s Bad Motherfucker , the latest offering from label boss Lupe Fuentes. Not for the faint of heart, BMF’s bass-line cuts straight through the dance floor like some kind of weapon, as Lupe goes BMF Beast mode on us! If you are looking for some uggghhhhhh , this is SOOOO Nasty!, then Bad Motherfucker is for you. Can you guess where the vocals samples are from? – In The Loop
CLIFF LOTHAR “THE SNOW IS FALLING”
The Snow Is Falling is taken from the new EP Old Jams Die Hard #1, which is a bunch of misfit old jams and throwaways that refused to die and finally congregated into this thing. “Tugeda” is some sort of rave ordeal that’s been laying around the ESX-1 for ages, popping up in live sets here and there. “Don’t need nobody”, don’t even get me started on that one… “Going dutch” was basically an aggressive SE-1 demo that some Smackos got their hands on and started playing out, and “The snow is falling” is a 10 years old 707/101/dx7 tape jam (the cassette kind). That’s about it, take care!
RON LOUIS SMITH II DEBUT ALBUM
Having been pioneers in the Disco scene in the early 1970’s through mid 80’s, KC and the Sunshine Band soared with hits like “That’s The Way (I Like It)”, “Get Down Tonight”, “Boogie Shoes” and so many more, inspiring a dance revolution and even becoming the first group to have four No. 1 pop songs in a single year since The Beatles. Now, the son of the “heart and soul” in their legendary horn section–Ron Louis Smith II– is stepping into his father’s shoes with his very first album titled “The Prince of Sunshine” being released via Sunpire Records on August 11th.
As the ‘heir to the throne’ to a rich legacy which both his father Ronald L. Smith Sr. and uncle Jerome Smith helped create, Ron Louis Smith II is bringing the same high-energy sound and legendary “feel good Miami vibes” created in the height of the disco era back to the 21st Century party scene. As an accomplished producer, arranger, singer, and songwriter in his own right- Smith’s debut album brings Disco and Electric Funk, the highly rhythmic and powerful Junkanoo style and Caribbean flavor to eight tracks with an electrifying energy and driving potency that will surely cement him at the top of the international club-music scene in no time!
BROKE ROYALS “THIS TIME”
Broke Royals announce the release of their electro pop EP, The Luxury of Time Pt. II, due out August 7th. Through electric melodies and supereminent beats, the duo addresses the precious, ever-fleeting commodity of time.
Since their initial release of the album, The Luxury of Time Pt. I, the duo has been fascinated by the idea of time and how people choose to spend, or waste, their own precious time. Colin Cross, one half of the duo which also includes Philip Basnight, describes this fascination, “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve begun to notice more and more how I never feel like I can find enough time with the things and people I love. I’ve also always partially thought of the title being almost ironic because the time we put into our writing and recording is made up of long hours, late nights, and early mornings feeling far from ‘luxurious’.”
‘WIN THE PRIZE THAT COULD LAUNCH YOUR MUSIC CAREER’
The super exciting Melbourne Music Bank which was announced last week – calling all Victorian-based musicians to submit an original song that could see them win a prize that will launch their music career – it’s a brilliant platform for new or young or indie artists to get a leg up in what can be a very difficult industry to crack. Quite a few Aussie artists who’ve forged careers in music got their start by being given a chance like this – Ella won free recording time in a studio after being discovered at a fete, many iconic artists have broken through triple j’s unearthed platform etc.
It’s an insanely awesome opportunity, as the Melbourne Music Bank winner will receive a toolkit for success, comprising two days of recording at Melbourne’s famous Sing Sing studios, a film clip by Oh Yeah Wow, album artwork, printed CDs and the chance of their winning song to feature in a Bank of Melbourne TV ad. This year the prize also includes the expertise of a dedicated A-team of the industry’s finest including management and mentoring by Chris Robinson, publicity by On The Map PR, radio plugging by Varrasso PR and gig bookings by 123 Agency – pretty epic and there’s nothing else like this out there around the country!
Ella Hooper is on board as Ambassador again this year – and you can check out the promotional video for more information.
To enter, musicians should submit their entry at www.bankofmelbourne.com.au/melbmusicbank before August 23.
DISCLOSURE REUNITE WITH SAM SMITH FOR SECOND SINGLE “OMEN”
Disclosure have established themselves as keen musical curators, and have slowly teased out featured collaborators on their sophomore album, Caracal. For their second single, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence reunited with Sam Smith (and Jimmy Napes) for “Omen,” with the video live now on Vevo. This track, “A sleek, blissed-out anthem,” according to Rolling Stone, will be available as an instant grat with purchase on iTunes starting Tuesday, July 28, in addition to debut single “Holding On,” also available as an instant grat.
GABE KUBANDA NEW VIDEO
Acoustic Indie Pop artist Gabe Kubanda has released his “Don’t By Lying” music video from his new album “Flow Fail Prevail” which is available for purchase now on iTunes. The video, which includes Gabe’s friends Cassie Aguiar, Alexis Ayala, & Helena Debrot, was directed by Matty Steinkamp of Sundawg Media and filmed entirely in Phoenix, Arizona.
STREAM “CAN’T STOP”
Aaron Parnell Brown, has released his new single “Can’t Stop” which comes from his sophomore album,The Tin Man, set to release July 2015.
Drawing inspiration from renowned songwriters, such as John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon, the Philadelphia-based artist creates soul-inspired efforts reminiscent of his hometown’s heritage of ‘Philly Soul.’ BBC Radio Solent recently added Aaron’s music to their rotation. Songwriting Magazine calls the vocalist a “fine slice of rock n’ soul.” WXPN raves, “Aaron [ParnellBrown]… is like listening to vintage 1970s Stevie Wonder.”
THE 2015 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” NOMINATIONS
MTV today announced via Beats 1 “Chart” show on Apple Music the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” nominations. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Mark Ronson lead the pack with the most Moonman nods for music’s most unexpected night, which will air live from the Microsoft Theater, formerly Nokia Theatre L.A., LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Miley Cyrus will serve as host.
Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorites in VMA categories including “Video of The Year,” “Best Male Video,” “Best Female Video” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com. Additionally, votes for the “MTV Artist To Watch” award, presented by Taco Bell®, will remain live through the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” Pre-Show airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. At that time, the top two artists will be revealed, kicking off a live hashtag vote with the winner being announced during the live main telecast. Nominees for the socially voted category, “Best Song of Summer,” will be announced at a later date.
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS “GO” REMIX
Of the synth-laden single ‘Go’, The Chemical Brothers have released four remixes; two by British producer ‘Special Request’ and the third by Claude Von Stroke which premiered with Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. This follows the incredible ‘Edge Of Control Dub’ remix by the duo themselves which premiered in June. The full remix bundle is now available on iTunes and Spotify.
Check out Claude VonStroke’s Remix here on Youtube:
“89 Roaches” is a new release from California Singer-Songwriter Takticz. The track comes hot off the heels of his debut Ep “Ahhh” and will be included in the extended version. The song is a smooth, Bedroom Trap slow-burner, produced by Sbvce. It’s the perfect soundtrack for a late night rendezvous or smoke session.
AUSTRALIAN CULT ROCK BAND TEAM WITH BONDAGE-FETISH STYLIST FOR NEW VIDEO
Filmed at the now derelict Old Sydney Town, ‘Low’ is the first video off their newly released double EP Tales from the Sea; The Lockhearts engaged Award Winning Director Tanzeal Rahim to create this video following the success of his horror flick Muirhouse.
“The band wanted to appropriate Greek Mythology, with the clip to resemble the tale of the Sirens in Homers Odyssey” comments Rahim on the vison for the video. Sydney based burlesque models Noir Cult and Bette Von Bomme play the charming innocent maidens, transformed into dangerous martyrs.
RCA RECORDS SIGNS MUCH BUZZED ABOUT POP SINGER-SONGWRITER FRANKIE
RCA Records is thrilled to announce the signing of pop singer-songwriter FRANKIE. FRANKIE will be releasing her first EP, “Dreamstate” on RCA Records on August 28th – which will feature her popular viral smash “Problems Problems.”
Since bursting onto the scene earlier this year FRANKIE has amassed over 1.4 million Spotify streams of “Problems Problems” with Idolator calling it a “head-bopping track” with a “catchy hook”. Last month Billboard included her track “New Obsession”, which will also be on the EP, in their list of “20 Pop Songs You Need For Your Summer Playlist” calling it a “slick, wildly engaging highlight.”
CRAIG FINN’S “MAGGIE I’VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR OUR SON” PREMIERES TODAY
Craig Finn’s new song “Maggie I’ve Been Searching For Our Son”premieres today at WSJ.com. “Maggie I’ve Been Searching For Our Son,”is now available for download at iTunes, and is the second song released from Finn’s recently announced second solo album, Faith in the Future, in-stores September 11 on Partisan Records. The album is available for pre-order via digital and traditional outlets, and Pledge Music.
NEW MIXTAPE BY CRIZZY
Crizzy Santaiga is back with his 4th mixtape and final chapter of the W.S.I.E trilogy, “Legendary”. Coming a long way from his first mixtape W.S.I.E released February 2013, Santaiga has been consistent with his “beat surfing” flow and hunger to knock down industry doors. Rapping over a versatile variety of beats with production from Beats Craze, Rich Kidd, Pilsbury Beats, and Icy Cold, he continues to enliven you on the final run of his W.S.I.E hustler story. “Legendary” is a celebration every hustlers invited to.
UNIFORM SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “INDIFFERENCE”
Uniform formed in New York City in late 2013 when old friends Ben Greenberg (Hubble, The Men, Pygmy Shrews) and Michael Berdan (York Factory Complaint, Drunkdriver, Believer/Law) realized they lived on the same street. Their impulsive collaboration quickly yielded Our Blood / Of Sound Mind and Body single. The six tracks that comprise the equally abrasive but more refined Perfect World have been coming together between tours and work ever since.
MTV JAMS DEBUT’S RAYFACE’S NEW VISUAL “TALKIN BOUT”
Relative newcomer and Houston native, RayFace, has hooked up with Houston’s fastest rising director, Michael Artis, for the visual to his latest, “Talkin’ Bout.” The strategy was a wise one as the video debuted on MTV Jams yesterday. All this is in preparation for the August 28th drop of his debut project, “Chronic Ambition”, which is hosted by Bigga Rankin and DJ Mr Rogers. Boardman Jaray sprinkled a heavy dose of bass on this one so be prepared to have your trunk rattled. Stay tuned for more and enjoy the video after the jump…
WIRE SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘HIGH’
“For those new to the band, Wire’s pleasures lie waiting, ready for those who want to take a chance on a daunting discography and a heck of a backstory that still keeps being added to” – Pitchfork
CHARLIE CLARK & THE MAJESTIC 12 “THE DEVIL’S PULPIT”
Los Angeles-based, Scottish-born songwriter Charlie Clark has released a new single, “The Devil’s Pulpit” via Manimal Vinyl, as Charlie Clark and the Majestic 12, and premiered a video for the track – watch it & share via YouTube. Clark is joined by frequent collaborator Eric McCann (New Amsterdams) on bass/producer, and Dash Hutton (HAIM) on drums, creating shimmering indie pop, like only a good Scotsman can.
MADISON RELEASES ‘WONDERLAND’ EP
DIY pop musician and Miami native, Madison, has just dropped her 4th original EP, Wonderland, via her own label, G Records. Comprised of fiveoriginal new tracks, Wonderland highlights Madison mastering her craft for writing a contagious pop song. Check it out for yourself here:
THE BULLS SHARE “SMALL PROBLEMS” SINGLE
The Bulls, Anna Bulbrook of The Airborne Toxic Event (and sometimes Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes) and Marc Sallis of The Duke Spirit, are sharing the title track off their new record Small Problems, today in advance of the song’s release this Friday and the full EP on August 28th.
SONG EXPLODER PODCAST FEATURES DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE’S “EL DORADO”
Song Exploder, the acclaimed podcast where musicians take apart their songs and tell the story of how they were made, is releasing a new episode featuring Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie discussing the band’s “El Dorado.” Hear Gibbard join host Hrishikesh Hirway to break down the sounds within the track, the story behind the lyrics and his original solo demo recording here.
SOLAI NEW SINGLE “GHOST”
Sunny southern California’s, SOLAI, has unveiled the latest music video for “Ghost”. The track comes from the self-released, eponymous album SOLAI.
“LA-based Chris Pope’s bedroom project, SOLAI, shines and shimmers like SoCal sun and surf — even after dark. This video for “Ghost” from the first SOLAI EP, finds Pope literally haunted by the memory of three California girls (dancers Ania Catherine, Michaela Pickett, Emily Duncan).” -The Big Takeover
A few of you have noticed a spike in DFace’s output lately — he’s really not bluffing. With his fifth release in five weeks, he’s also letting the world know that we can expect a new single every week for the rest of the year. You ever looked up prolific in the dictionary?
This week is the electro banger “Seerious,” which hearkens back to late-naughties heavy electro and blog house for a slamming track that wouldn’t be out of place in a surprisingly wide variety of house taste brackets. Toeing the line of big room without diving headlong into played-out tropes, DFace stays true to his experimental nature, re-writing genre rules as he moves forward with nary a flinch.
COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND TANYA TUCKER TO PERFORM BOJANGLES’ SOUTHERN 500 NATIONAL ANTHEM
Joining in Darlington Raceway’s celebration of the early 1970’s during its Labor Day weekend events, will be country music legend Tanya Tucker, who will perform the National Anthem for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sept. 6.
Tucker, a longtime Nashville recording artist, will sing the Star-Spangled Banner live on NBC.
“We are excited to have country music icon Tanya Tucker perform our National Anthem for the Bojangles’ Southern 500,” track President Chip Wile said. “Tanya Tucker has been a mainstay in Nashville since the early 1970’s. Her rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner will be a can’t-miss for our great race fans.”
The Tradition Returns to Labor Day weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500® is set for Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. The NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 will race on Saturday, Sept. 5. Tickets are on sale now by calling 866-459-7223 or visiting www.DarlingtonRaceway.com.
DOOMTREE SHARES “GENERATOR” VIDEO PREMIERED VIA AV CLUB
Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree has revealed their video for “Generator” from their recent full-length All Hands, out now on Doomtree Records. The James Gundersen-directed video premiered via AV Club, who called it “a bombastic call to arms that also showcases the group’s pop-culture acumen… the video features the members of Doomtree taking to the streets of their native Minneapolis, cutting imposing portraits against the desolation of a Midwestern winter.”