ONPLANET ZU BRINGS FRESH HIH ENERGY BLAST
OnPlanetZu shared a new song with its worldwide music fans, on YouTube, named ‘’Fyah For You”. OnPlanetZu’s music crosses into reggae; electronic; dubstep… and many more genres you were probably not suspecting they could match together.
You might already be familiar with Zu, the singer and songwriter of this Californian band. During his musical career, Zu accumulated brilliant achievements. He has performed with such names as The Black Eyed Peas; Blackburner, Dawn of Ashes, Ludacris, Prince and Dr. Mad Vibe (Angelo Moore of Fishbone) and many more.
KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND BREAKS TOP 30 ON THE BILLBOARD DANCE CHARTS
August 30, 2015 marked exactly forty years since KC and The Sunshine Band’s 70s decade-defining and transcendent dance hit “Get Down Tonight,” topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, marking the band’s first mega No. 1 hit that would spawn several more, and an over forty year career that’s still going today. Now, for the first time in 31 years, the Miami-born group led by Harry Wayne “KC” Casey celebrates their first Billboard chart single in 31 years in “I Love You More,” currently at No. 30 on the Billboard Dance Chart.
The electronic and techno-infused “I Love You More,” a Tony Moran & Mike Lorello radio mix, is gaining popularity among DJs and dance clubs from coast to coast. Penned by Casey, he never expected the tremendous reaction it’s been getting.
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS RATTLE THE CHARTS
The self-titled debut album from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats sold more than 21,000 albums in its first week of release landing the Stax recording artists at #17 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart.
Fans and critics alike have enthusiastically embraced Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, both here and around the world. “Rateliff isn’t simply resurrecting the ghost of R&B past like some garden-variety neo-soul necromancer: He’s out to shake the sheets, sermonize and get downright elemental,” declared NPR Music. The UK’s Q Magazine‘s 4 STAR review proclaimed “As an album, it’s something of a revelation; the stunning sound of an artist being born again.” “So riveting, so spirited, so damn triumphant,” raved Glide Magazine, while The Guardian affirmed “The album is full of the ghosts of songwriting greats like Otis Redding, Chuck Berry and Van Morrison, and sounds like it should establish Rateliff as the breakneck bar brawler of the new soul movement.”
DEBRIS OF TITAN “ANIMA”
Upstate New York prodigies Debris of Titan have premiered their debut single “Anima” via PopMatters who noted “these youngsters combine influences both recent and old to create new psychedelic/progressive rock that’s worth taking note of”.
MUSIC RISING MARKS 10th ANNIVERSARY
10 years ago Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, leaving behind a trail of destruction that The Edge of U2 would soon witness firsthand during a visit to New Orleans’ hard hit 9th Ward. Moved by the devastation suffered by the local musical community, Edge teamed with legendary producer Bob Ezrin, Gibson Guitars, MusiCares and the Guitar Center Foundation to provide immediate aid to the musicians whose lives and livelihoods had sustained the most damage when the levees broke. In short order, efforts including donations of net proceeds from the sales of Gibson and Epiphone Music Rising special edition guitars and the providing of musical instruments to professionals whose gear was destroyed in the storm were implemented. In a PSA at the time, Edge explained the helplessness he would have felt in the face of such overwhelming loss as Music Rising replaced thousands of instruments in what would ultimately be the first phase of its still ongoing and continually expanding mission.
Reflecting on the 10-year journey of Music Rising, The Edge commented: Music is at the core of these communities. It’s an essential part of their identities, their hearts and their lives. So when these centers of musical culture are damaged, getting the music going again is a crucial part of the healing process.
LUCERO DEBUT BIG STAR COVER “I’M IN LOVE WITH A GIRL”
Lucero’s new album All A Man Should Do contains some of the most resonant lyrics Ben Nichols has ever written. They read like chapters from his life: the duality of relationships, getting older, finding where you want to be in this world and more.
“I was 15 years old in 1989,” Nichols explained. “This record sounds like the record I wanted to make when I was 15. It just took 25 years of mistakes to get it done.”
FLEURIE NEW SINGLE
Nashville-based indie-pop artist Fleurie premiered her latest track, “Still Your Girl,” yesterday with new music blog HillyDilly. “Still Your Girl” is the third track previewed from Fleurie’s upcoming EP, Arrows, out this Friday, September 4th.
“Fleurie’s new song, “Still Your Girl”, eases you in with creatively layered vocals and charming strings, but then it abruptly bursts into an array of energized synths and massive drums. The entire piece is tied together with Fleurie’s enchanting voice…” -HillyDilly
DON WILLIAMS ON TOUR
Internationally loved country music icon, Don Williams, is set to bring his hits to fans old and new when he kicks off his 2015 Tour in September. “Mercy, the fans have kept us going for years, and I am glad to share the music with them once again,” says Williams.
Williams first came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the folk group The Pozo-Seco Singers. The trio recorded several hit records, with the biggest being “Time.” By 1971, Williams had gone solo, and had signed a publishing deal with Jack Clement. The Hall of Fame producer was so taken with Don’s style that he offered him a recording contract with his JMI Records in 1972. Early hits included “Atta Way To Go” and “Come Early Morning,” as well as “We Should Be Together,” which became his first Billboard top ten hit from 1974. He then moved to ABC / Dot (Later MCA), where the hits increased. Tracks such as “Rake and Ramblin’ Man,” “Tulsa Time,” and “Nobody But You” helped to make him one of the most-played artists on Country Radio in the 1970s and 1980s. He took home the Male Vocalist of the Year trophy from the Country Music Association in 1978, and notched his biggest hit in 1981 with “I Believe In You,” which also crossed over to the top-30 on the Hot 100.
WASIU “GOOD GIRL”
With “Good Girl,” Montreal rapper Wasiu discovers that there’s more to a book than its cover. After falling for what he deems a good girl based on her glasses and shy behavior, Wasiu is surprised to find that she’s more open and adventurous when they’re alone. “You finally get with a girl that you been talking to for awhile,” Wasiu explains. “However, you’re surprised when you finally get in the sheets with her, because she’s one of those quiet good girls with glasses, yet she’s performing like she’s highly experienced in this. It throws you off, because of the stereo type that we have of these quiet ‘good’ girls.” Fellow Montrealer and Raw Records co-founder/producer Dear Lola flips a sample of The Internet’s Kaytranada-produced “Girl,” giving it a glitchy, breakbeat sound with snapping transitional points – from the hypnotic intro to the smooth but choppy chorus.
PALE HONEY PLAY A PAIR OF NUNS GONE BAD IN MUSIC VIDEO FOR “OVER YOUR HEAD”
Sweden’s Pale Honey, comprised of Tuva Lodmark (guitar/vocals) and Nelly Daltrey (drums), released their self-titled debut album this spring with Instant Records. The follow up to the Gothenburg duo’s well received debut EP, Pale Honey has garnered accolades from the likes of Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, KCRW, and NPR Music, who noted that the pair reminded them of “The xx with a slightly elevated pulse.” The favorable comparisons don’t stop there, with Q Magazine writing that, “fans of PJ Harvey and Sleater-Kinney will find a lot to love.”They have spent this summer touring Europe and now bring us the captivating Jonas Bang
directed music video for their song “Over Your Head”, which was released as a single last week with the previously unreleased b-side “On Your Mind”.
Watch the music video for “Over Your Head”:
GIVERS TEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM
Louisiana band GIVERS announce a headline tour this Fall kicking off October 16 in Phoenix at Valley Bar and wrapping with a hometown show November 28 in Lafayette at Warehouse Five Three Five.
Created by GIVERS, the band dropped a video to tease their highly anticipated sophomore album coming this Fall. The video features the band recording in Louisiana while new song “Bermud∆” plays in the background.
ROQY TYRAID “NONPAREIL” VIDEO
Phoenix, Arizona rapper RoQy TyRaiD presents the self-directed music video for “Nonpareil”, another single dropping in anticipation of The Dichotomy Of RoQy TyRaiD, his forthcoming album set to feature Mega Ran, Mr Miranda, Big Penny, and Mystic Blu as well as production from Oddisee, Hezekiah, Slopfunkdust, M Slago, Jimmy Flight, Nameless, Nabeyin, Ill Maestro, Phoenix’s Arza, and Tunesmith. Since the release of his debut album The New Millennium Man, RoQy has sold thousands of CDs hand to hand, appeared on AllHipHop’s Top Artists Of The Year list four years straight, has appeared on The Wake Up Show and has performed at SXSW, DIllaDayLA, A3C and has toured nationally.
LOSING SEPTEMBER “AMERICAN HERO” VIDEO
Hard Rock / Metal band Losing September have released their “American Hero” music video which was directed by Nick Rage and originally premiered with REVOLVER Magazine. The song comes from the band’s American Hero EP which is available now on iTunes. Losing September will be supporting their “American Hero” EP on their upcoming “American Hero Tour” which kicks off on September 4th in Akron, Ohio and works it’s way throughout the midwest wrapping up on Septmeber 25th in Slidell, Louisiana.
NSFW VIDEO FROM COLLAJ
“I just released a video for my new single “LOSE CONTROL” on Vevo. I wrote this track with Troy Noka, producer for Chris Brown, Frank Ocean and Miguel. It was shot in DTLA with 4 nude models in metallic body paint. The idea was less about being exploitative and more about finding an artful way of celebrating the female form. Please enjoy. I’ve included song links as well.” – COLLAJ
SYNKRO NEW SONG AT SPIN
Having forged his career in the dubstep era, with nearly 40 releases to his name, Synkro AKA Joe McBride has always resisted easy classification – his music winds together such diverse influences as Boards Of Canada, dBridge, Burial and Oneohtrix Point Never, whilst still remaining utterly unique. His trademark warm sonics, and emotive melodies are ever-present on his forthcoming debut album ‘Changes’ – his much favoured vinyl samples being joined on this record by a new found love of analogue equipment, as he explains “I got addicted to vintage synths after a trip to Japan last year – I came back with a Juno-6 & SH-101 both of which play a big role in the album.”
CHOCOLATE PUMA “THE MAX”
With over twenty years of experience on the house music circuit and following the recent success of the Dim Mak-released “Lost Your Groove” alongside Junior Sanchez, Dutch duo Chocolate Puma bring a masterful dark bassline set to a driving 4/4 on their newest vocal track “The Max.”
The track picks up with a plucking guitar riff before sliding into the silver-tongued vocals provided by UK rapper Kris Kiss. Once the drop hits, the combination of low end beats and rhythmic lyrics proves kinetic.
PSEUDO/SENTAI NEW VIDEO
Preceding the encroaching release of Bansheeface, the new full-length by New York City-based progressive metal crusaders, PSEUDO/SENTAI, the intro track, “Quantum Cardboard,” has been issued through a video premiere at Heavy Blog Is Heavy.
It may be only two minutes long, and unlike the rest of the album, may be totally void of vocals, but the whacky bounce of the album-opening “Quantum Cardboard” helps depict the 8-bit electro influences of PSEUDO/SENTAI. A quirky bit of insight into the minds of these rogue super/anti-heroes, the track is here deployed through a layered and trippy video created by Dane Hendren of Dog On A Roof, the write-up adjoining the premiere at Heavy Blog Is Heavy offering, “This is the first cut of the band’s upcoming record Bansheeface, and to be honest the album is so wonderfully diverse it’s hard to say if this is indicative of the entire album. The band fluctuates from place to place, yet somehow find a way to make it all work in the midst of their madness.”
NEW SONG BY DEAD LEAVES
Excited to announce that we have teamed up with Absolutepunk.net to bring you the brand new Dead Leaves song entitled “I’m Sorry, Darling”. The song comes from their upcoming split with Canadian band PINE which drops Nov. 6th on Take This To Heart Records. Dead Leaves new song wouldn’t feel out of place on Brand New’s “The Devil & God” and could also fit in on Balance and Composure’s latest record.
ZEDD NAMES SCOUT WINNER OF GUITAR CENTER’S COVER ME
Multi-platinum GRAMMY® award winning artist Zedd announces Tyler Acord, aka Scout, as the winner of Guitar Center’s Cover Me program. Scout, a DJ and producer from Seattle who’s remix of Zedd’s hit single “I Want You To Know” FT. Selena Gomez, stood out from the nearly 13,000 other submissions, and he will take home a career-altering prize package including studio time, a meeting with Interscope Records, mentoring session with Blood Company management, a VIP experience at Nocturnal Wonderland Festival, features with Insomniac and DJ Mag USA, new gear and $10,000 cash.
“I was blown away when I heard the Scout remix! It’s super musical, sonically really interesting, very unique and has everything I’m looking for when I’m looking for a remix to sign! BIG fan of it,” says Zedd. “In fact, the track impressed me so much that I brought it to my label and I’m excited to announce that it’s going to be released on Interscope!”
Listen to Scout’s winning submission here:
MADEON’S “PAY NO MIND” REMIX BUNDLE OUT NOW
Twenty-one-year-old dance music ringleader Madeon has announced the release of a brand new remix bundle for his track “Pay No Mind” ft. Passion Pit, available on Apple Music HERE. The bundle features remixes of the track by Lemaitre and CAPSULE, along with a remix of Madeon’s “Imperium” by Dillon Francis. See full track listing below.
TIGERWINE NEW VIDEO
Colorado Springs, CO trio Tigerwine are premiering a new video for “Sharp Elbows” on Substream.
Frontman Hayden Trobee tells Substream, “‘Sharp Elbows’ is about being fed up. I grew up in church and this song was written at a time in my life when my family had our lives uprooted by people I saw as having an almost alien way about them. People who say and do all the right things but behind closed doors are inhumanly cruel. People who it seems almost always, inexplicably, are involved with such institutions.”
DARKSTAR LISTEN TO NEW SONG “THROUGH THE MOTIONS”
Electronic duo Darkstar are now sharing a second track from their forthcoming album Foam Island, premiered today with SPIN. “Through The Motions” deals in uptempo pop with heavily processed vocals, reminiscent of “Need You” and “Aidy’s Girl Is A Computer”, their earlier singles on the Hyperdub label.
JR JR DEBUTS ‘GONE’ VIDEO ON NPR FIRST WATCH
Detroit band JR JR have debuted a “surreal” new music video for their single ‘Gone’ on NPR ‘First Watch,’ who call it “a bold statement that from now on, things are going to look different.” The video was directed by Spain-based duo Los Perez.
m.O.N.R.O.E. DROPS NEW EP
Dropping his second release of 2015, Miami-based producer m.O.N.R.O.E. (real name Jordan Postrel) returns to the highly respected Get Physical Music, founded by M.A.N.D.Y., Booka Shade, and DJ T, with his ‘What I Got’ EP.
The first track of three, “Everything You Got,” is a soulful vocal house number with a classic feel to it. Solid, bright percussion chock full of claps and hi-hats drives the track while the bass lays low underneath and the vocal delivers the soul. “Kill It” follows next with an even deeper bassline and more reverberated vocals. A single pan flute can be heard, creating a beautiful, airy ambience throughout. For the final track, m.O.N.R.O.E. turns up the heat even more with a dose of organic percussion in “On Fire,” perfect for the last open airs of the summer. Big synth lines introduce a huge dramatic element to the mix and work together with the ambient vocals to create an amazing amount of energy for eager club-goers.
DARLING DOWN COVER DEMI LOVATO
Battle Creek, Michigan based Rock band Darling Down have released a music video for their cover of Demi Lovato’s “Cool For The Summer”. The video which was filmed in Jackson, Michigan at The Night Light and NCDG Realty & Property Management Apartments was filmed, edited, and co-directed (alongside the band) by David Buchanan of Coefficient Media. The single which was produced by Andy Patalan at Soup Can Music Co. is available for purchase now on iTunes.
DIGG RELEASES NEW SINGLE “FADE AWAY”
Colorado-based jamband, Digg, announce the release of their first single, “Fade Away,” from their debut album, There Are Days. The track is inspired by both Bill Withers and Derek Trucks.
Digg uses their rock, funk and blues influences to create a mixed-genre sound. Formed in Denver, Colorado in 2012, the band quickly captivated the local music scene and began to expand their presence throughout Colorado. Following their first tour through Montana in 2014, Digg marked their 100th live show in 2015 and has already announced their third tour. They have supported acts, including George Porter Jr. of The Meters, The Main Squeeze, Orgone, Soul Rebels, The Revivalists, The Delta Saints and Mike Dillon.
“THE CRASHING SEA” VIDEO FROM LAUREN SHERA
The Bluegrass Situation unveiled the new video for Lauren Shera’s “The Crashing Sea.” Shera recently added new fall tour dates with Mikaela Davis to follow her shows with the Jackie Greene Band in September.
CLEARANCE SHARE NEW SINGLE “NONPLUSSED”
Chicago indie-slack rockers Clearance have released the third single off of their debut album Rapid Rewards. Premiering on The Grey Estates, the track entitled “Nonplussed,” is a slice of classic indie rock gold that sounds like it could have fit nice and snug within a 1993 Merge Records or Matador Records compilation.
RIVER TIBER “LET GO”
Toronto producer River Tiber just shared “Let You Go,” an infectiously midnight-hued R&B crooner. It’s the second taste from the forthcoming EP When The Time Is Right (dropping September 16). His studio work has been popping up all over the place this year, from Drake to BADBADNOTGOODxGhostface Killah to Travi$ Scott.