“Vitruvian Man” by BEN FORD-DAVIES will be released 23rd of September 2016.
Having recorded a cracking new album, PAPILLON, which won him 3 South Australian songwriting awards, and previously opened for nationally celebrated artists (including Diesel and Jeff Lang), Ben Ford-Davies releases his latest single ‘Vitruvian Man’.
Recorded and produced by Nigel Grummet, Ronnie Taheny, and Ben Ford-Davies at Hiball Studios. ‘Vitruvian Man’ is based on the concept of Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawing of a perfectly uniform man and the idea that all his perfection is based largely on his connection with a universal formula.
In a classic case of “opposites attract,” American Young finds two celebrated songwriters — Kristy Osmunson and Jon Stone — joining forces, bringing together a set of influences that run from classic country to modern pop. The result is American Young’s genre-bending debut album, a self-tiled record filled with everything from entwined harmonies and fiddle solos to digital samples.
“Jon’s a perfectionist and a finisher,” explains Kristy, a classically-trained violinist who crossed paths with her future bandmate at a Lee Brice performance in Nashville. “He works harder than anybody I know. I’m all about the vibe and the feel of the moment.”
Bad Bones signs with Sliptrick Records
“Demolition Derby” is the fourth album by the italian rockers BAD BONES, the second with the talented singer Max Malmerenda on vocals, a rough powerful sound combined with the amazing voice of Max, you will be tossed up and down on a roller coaster made by sharp guitar riffs, pounding rhythms and sing along choruses.
The album has been recorded mixed and mastered at Domination Studio in San Marino produced by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Secret Sphere, Vison Divine) vocals has been recorded and produced by Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth, Wonderworld) at Gianlupo’s Lair Studio in Genoa.
Interscope recording artist K Camp is set to digitally release his second EP, Lyric Ave, on Friday, September 2, 2016. The six track EP will be accompanied by six videos which will premiere on http://onlyricave.com/. Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd is featured on the track “Free Money.” K Camp serves as executive producer with Bobby Kritical, Musik Majors and Zaytoven providing additional production.
Of the release K Camp says, “I have always dreamed about being able to come to LA and bring my whole team with me, so when I felt like it was time to change locations and catch some new vibes, that’s what I did. I recorded the whole EP in my house on Lyric Ave. This is the evolution of me, my career, and my music. We’ve been having the craziest parties on Lyric, and this is where I’m vibin’ right now so I wanted my fans to see it, hear it and feel it.”
DAYA ANNOUNCES HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM
Fresh off a broadcast exclusive sneak peek during the MTV Video Music Awards of her “Sit Still, Look Pretty” music video during her VMA-themed Geico commercial, breakout pop musician DAYA has announced her debut full-length album SIT STILL, LOOK PRETTY, set for release October 7 on Artbeatz. A preview of the record is now available here. The album will be available for pre-order on September 16.
Mr. Kristopher Ups the Tension on Denyse Tontz’s “United States Of Anxiety”
Hot on the heels of his collaboration with Madhatter, “SIX,” Multigenre Electronic Music Producer (and one of EDM Identity’s Top 5 Picks to see at Dancefestopia 2016) Mr. Kristopher takes on multi-talented actress and Emmy Award Winning songwriter Denyse Tontz’s “United States Of Anxiety” with stunning effect. Premiered on The Music Ninja, “United States Of Anxiety (Mr. Kristopher Remix)” will be featured on the United States Of Anxiety Remixes EP, due out September 9.
I structured this remix so that it feels like you’re listening to the sounds of someone’s anxiety fluctuating. I loved this remix because it pushed my boundaries of what I could do with my music! – Mr. Kristopher
Last weekend, Navy Gangs premiered their new single “Mondays” via Matt Wilkinson’s Beats 1 Radio show, and they released their new video for “Special Glands” via Impose Magazine. Both tracks are off their debut EP set to be released October 14th via No Roads Records.
Navy Gangs is a pop quintet currently residing in the washed out and overly demanding area of New York City. Singer/Guitarist Matthew Tillwick, Guitarist Noah Kohll, and Drummer Gavin Cordaro began orchestrating music together in 2012 at Central High School in the red light district of Omaha where they failed their junior years miserably.
WATCH FOY VANCE’S DEBUT TELEVISION PERFORMANCE OF NEW SINGLE, “UPBEAT FEELGOOD “
“The Wild Swan”, was released on Ed Sheeran’s recently launched label, Gingerbread Man Records this past May. Recording legend Elton John is the album’s Executive Producer, and Foy supported Elton on his Wonderful Crazy UK Tour in June.
Yesterday on The FADER, Diamond Mind announced their debut full-length album Heavy Metal Sunshine and shared the first track “Horseless Coach”. Heavy Metal Sunshine is due October 7 on Wyatt Records.
Today, new track “The Line” premiered via Impose Magazine who said, “A psychedelic, other worldly song if there ever was one, we are not at all surprised that these guys find their stylings akin to those of the storied Gibb brothers. Sure, there are some futuristic, alien-sounding dubs over the music, but largely we find ourselves transported back a few decades, loving on the lounge music-meets-crooning love song-meets-psychedelic blending of vocals. Let it carry you away.”
Coolwater Set & The 405 Team Up to Drop New Single “Dub’s Up”
Coolwater Set have teamed up with the 405 to premiere the track, “Dub’s Up,” featuring California rapper Problem (Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Tyga) and singer-songwriter Whitney Phillips (Lil Wayne, Steve Aoki). The turn-up anthem is the second listen from the group’s highly anticipated debut mini-album, set to be released by Cherrytree Records/Brednbutter and features collabs from the likes of Lyrics Born, RAC, Adrian Delgado, Jvzel, Problem, Clyde Carson, amongst others.
Antonio Cuna, better known to his fans as Sweater Beats, is wrapping up the summer with the announcement of his brand new “For The Cold” EP (Big Beat Records), his debut live tour of the same name, and an infectious new single titled “Better”. With its sultry beats and smooth pop vocals provided by Nicole Millar & Imad Royal, “Better” is the perfect example of Sweater Beats’ unique style and innovative productions. From making beats and pumping out popular remixes, to catching early support from the likes of Diplo, Omarion, and JoJo, plus tours with artists like Chance the Rapper, Flume and Chet Faker, the producer has clearly caught the eye wide variety of tastemakers. The release of ‘Better’ is a huge accomplishment for Sweater Beats and his career, and it’s only the beginning.
Los Angeles alt-rockers Goon have shared another track from their upcoming, “killer debut EP” (The FADER) Dusk of Punk out September 16. The “weird and charming” track “Green Peppers” is premiering over at The FADER.
“I wrote this song during a weirdly intense phase of obsession with Taylor Swift,” singer- songwriter Kenny Becker told The FADER over email. “It started off being about her and ended up being about desire in general and how it can easily get to a place where it doesn’t align with reality at all.”
After touring in support of her last album, Passenger, for nearly two years, Hannigan began writing songs for her new record. Although she struggled to write new material while living in London, away from home and from what she describes as her “usual anchors and points of reference,” Hannigan had a breakthrough when she got an email out of the blue from Aaron Dessner—guitarist in The National and producer of Dark Was the Night and records by Sharon Van Etten, This is the Kit and Frightened Rabbit, among others. Working with Dessner and rediscovering the collaborative spirit she’d missed in Dublin enabled Hannigan to see her life in London in a different light.
AYO JAY PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “YOUR NUMBER”
RCA Records/One Nation Records emerging singer Ayo Jay releases today the video for his single “Your Number.” The fun and energetic video, which mirrors the viral sensation of the song, was directed by Ben Griffin (Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, T.I.). The video features a comedic appearance from “The African King of Comedy” Michael Blackson.
“Lost In A Moment” off Lost Puppy’s debut album
Inspired by the Elizabeth Kübler-Ross model, aka the five stages of grief in 1969, front man Steve Cherkassky, founder of “Lost Puppy” has created a real lyrical treat for his listeners. Modelling the order of the track list after the five stages of grief; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, “Wash Your Hands Before You Steal My Heart” in it’s entirety is an exceptionally cohesive piece of work.
Few rappers can claim that they have as much street-cred as Atlanta’s Ralo. He started hustling at the age of 13, selling CDs and DVDs, and he hasn’t looked back, eventually becoming a fixture of the Atlanta streets. Always interested in music, Ralo wrote and rapped even when he was hustling. Once he turned his focus onto music however, his career took off quickly. Working with some of the biggest artists in Atlanta, including Future, Young Thug, and Young Scooter, Ralo quickly became a fixture in the Southeast’s rap scene. Premiered last night by FADER, Diary of the Streets II, the sequel to last year’s popular Diary of the Streets, is the next step in Ralo’s ascension to stardom.
Tory Lanez’s I Told You Debuts At #4 On Billboard 200
Tory Lanez’s highly anticipated I Told You debuts this week at #4 on the Billboard 200 with 52,000 album units and 32,000 pure album sales and nearly 25 million streams, marking the highest sales of a debut urban artist this year. I Told You is out now on Mad Love/Interscope Records.
The video premiered Sunday night on GUESS.com after Ariana and Nicki’s performance of “Side to Side” at the VMAs. Ariana wore and introduced GUESS’ new athletic line in the music video as part of a new partnership between Republic Records and GUESS called GUESS Music.
Providence, RI’s fast rising extreme metal troupe, Deathwish, have partnered with the awesome folks at puregrainaudio.com to premiere the brand new video for their crushing new track ‘The Precipice.’ The track is taken from Deathwish’s forthcoming as-yet-untitled Full Length due out later this year. Head on over and check out the amazing new track, ‘The Precipice,’ at this location!
‘The Precipice’ is a blistering track that easily showcases where the band is taking their sound on their forthcoming release. The influence of highly respected, long established heavyweights like Lamb of God and A Life Once Lost is evident, but Deathwish definitely maintain their own sound and the new material will help to establish them as a force to be reckoned with in modern metal.
MARC VOLT ‘MICROWAVED ELEPHANTS’
Since he exploded onto the scene, its safe to say rising Dutch talent Marc Volt has quickly become a name hot on everyones lips. With a record collection full of sexy vibes and dirty bass-driven grooves, he has been grabbing the attention of many A-List stars such as Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Afrojack and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who have all thrown their weight behind his perfectly crafted studio productions.
Up next from Marc Volt is Microwaved Elephants, an Electro infused Progressive anthem that is set to follow suit to his previous records. Full of groovy beats, heavy basslines and superb synth work, Microwaved Elephants has everything you need for a peak time DJ set – its no wonder tastemakers including DubVision, Promise Land, Paul Oakenfold and JAZ von D have supported the record, which is a testament to Marcs hard working ethos.
Acclaimed rapper and songwriter/producer BELLY has released the long awaited and luxurious moody visuals for fan favorite track “You” which features R&B songstress, Kehlani. “It’s the boudoir of late-night emotions,” says The FADER of the video. The slow burner is off Belly’s latest acclaimed mixtape Another Day in Paradise, which was released earlier this summer.
MU PREMIERE “RUNNING UP THAT HILL” KATE BUSH COVER
Vancouver duo Mu, aka Francesca Belcourt and Brittney Rand, have premiered their cover of the Kate Bush classic, “Running Up That Hill”, today – share via Soundcloud – to announce their first ever West Coat tour of the U.S., kicking things off with a hometown performance September 6.
Kenny G Completes #22PushUpChallenge to Help Bring Attention to the Issue of Veteran Suicide
Kenny G has joined the growing list of celebrities, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Chris Evans, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt and Kevin Bacon, that have completed the #22PushUpChallenge to help bring awareness to the issue of veteran suicide. The #22PushupChallenge was started by the veteran empowerment group Honor Courage Commitment. The group’s 22KILL movement works to build a community of support for veterans and raise awareness for mental health challenges they face. The ultimate goal of the project is to reach 22 million pushups, and the group uses people’s tags to keep a live tally. At the end of his video, Kenny challenges Michael Bolton, Richard Marx and Amy Alcott to show their support by making videos of their own.
The immensely talented Kristin Hersh has announced that her forthcoming solo effort “Wyatt at the Coyote Palace,” a double CD/ book combination, will be released by Omnibus Press in the U.S. on November 11, 2016.
‘Wyatt’ is the third release in the ground-breaking book-CD format that Hersh began with her previous solo album “Crooked” and Throwing Muses’ 2013 release “Purgatory/Paradise.” Since sharing essays and tour diaries on her own website, she has published the critically acclaimed “Paradoxical Undressing” in the UK (released as “Rat Girl” in the U.S.), a children’s book “Toby Snax,” and “Don’t Suck, Don’t Die,” a personal account of her long friendship with the late Vic Chesnutt, that earned her rave reviews.
Washington Square Music and Austin, TX-based rock band My Jerusalem are excited to premiere the video for “Rabbit Rabbit” today via VEVO. The video is the first visual from the band’s recent full-length release, A Little Death.
Albert Neve & Abel Ramos “Party”
Teaming up again for their second release on Musical Freedom, Albert Neve and Abel Ramos brings us a brand new track “Party,” out now. Following their collaboration “Let The Bass Be Louder” that came out on the imprint earlier this year, “Party” is fully aimed at the dance floor, featuring big drops, striking synths and infectious rhythms.
SUPER AMERICAN RELEASES VIDEO FOR “SLOPPY JAZZ”
Buffalo, NY natives SUPER AMERICAN have released their music video for “Sloppy Jazz.” This is the second single from the indie rock quartet, who have previously released the sugary track “Congratulations.” The video was shot and directed by longtime friend of the band, Andy DeLuca, best known for his work with Columbia Records’ MADE VIOLENT and Quiet Country Audio sessions.
BOYS Reveal ‘Off To New York City’
London dream pop outfit BOYS have revealed Off To New York City, the second cut from their debut EP due out next month. Recorded and produced with Yuck’s Max Bloom, the track follows on from their hugely successful debut release Nice Guys which propelled them firmly into the spotlight earlier this summer.
Jahmiel Release Video For New Single “Years To Come”
With his focus now geared around the creative aspect of his debut album, titled Khemistry, Jahmiel has premiered the video for his first single “Years To Come” on his YouTube Account today. With the single not yet released, Jahmiel and his team decided to release the video first allowing listeners to capture the essence of the song through the eyes of the artist – Jahmiel.
Produced by Quantanium Records/Patriotz Muzic, written by Jahmiel, ‘Years To Come’ speaks directly to the youths who are faced with persons telling them “they can’t”, or “they won’t”.
TIDAL followed Honduras for “A Day In The Life” video ahead of their Made in America set on Sunday, September 4th at Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. They also interviewed them about their touring habits in a “On The Road” feature. The band created an exclusive playlist which singer/guitarist Patrick Phillips described as “stuff we’ve been digging, good music to drive or dance to.”
16-year-old Brazilian guitar prodigy Luís Kalil has teamed up with Revolver Magazine to launch a new music video for the song “If,” taken from Kalil’s sophomore album Sunset Daredevil.
Emerging bass producer QUIX offers up a thunderous New Noise debut with the trap stomper “Pokies.” Featuring the low-end madness he is known for, the track was recently premiered by NEST HQ, who commended it as, “Yet another quality record in a string of huge productions from Quix.”
Jax Jones Shares Infomercial For “House Work”
London beat-maker, producer and musician Jax Jones today shares the official infomercial for his new single “House Work.” Showcasing the exceptional stain-removing powers of Summer ’16’s heaviest floor-filler, the video – directed by Ozzie Pullin – is now available to view via YouTube.
Negative Gemini (aka Lindsey French) has just released yet another blazing new track from her upcoming sophomore LP, Body Work. The album, which was initially slated for an August 12th release, has been pushed back to September 23rd to accommodate for the updated vinyl shipping date. In the meantime, you can listen to her new single over on the official Negative Gemini Soundcloud page, queue it into your vibey summer Spotify playlist, or listen over on Gorilla vs. Bear while you read more about the new album.
Listen to Dangers’ bold first single off ‘The Bend in the Break’
DANGERS is a hardcore punk band from Los Angeles, California. They have been playing basements, garages, living rooms, squats, warehouses, banquet halls, high school auditoriums, Adriatic beach resorts, abandoned Soviet furniture factories, and public park gazebos since the winter of 2005. In their decade of existence, they have booked their own tours across the United States, Europe, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, and Southeast Asia.
Alpines reveal video for lead single ‘Heaven’
The video adopts an unrestricted interpretation capturing a series of delicate moments across a variety of characters.
“For this video we worked closely with director Hugo Jenkins on the treatment. We wanted to try and represent the breadth of human emotion through a spectrum of incredible characters. That no matter who you are or where you are from, every person matters and every feeling matters.” – Alpines