London-based producer and songwriter Tieks returns with latest release ‘Say a Prayer’ on Ministry of Sound/Sony. The track, featuring the vocals of legendary R&B singer Chaka Khan and Jamaican reggae artist Popcaan is out now and acts as the follow-up to Tieks’ huge 2015 hit ‘Sunshine.’
BAD SOUNDS DROP NEW EP TRACK ‘HOT HEAD CHIPPENHAM’
‘Hot Head Chippenham’ is the second track to be taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Mixtape 1’ out 29th September.
Set to a sombre piano melody overlain by pulsating beats and memorable hook, ‘The Best You Had’ candidly explores the insecurity felt when an ex finds somebody new. Defined by the psychological conflict between a bruised ego and knowing that the relationship is best left in the past, the emotive track is yet another example of Nina’s songwriting ability, marking a huge progression in her maturity from her debut.
Katie Herzig Releases Single
Katie Herzig has unveiled “Strangers,” the new single from her upcoming album, Moment of Bliss, expected early 2018. “Strangers” is streaming early at SoundCloud, and will be available at all digital outlets beginning Friday, September 8.
“‘Strangers’ is one of the first songs I wrote for the new album. Over time I fell in love with the simplicity and chillness of this song and wanted it to be the first on my record. Lyrically it digs into that vague feeling of discontentment that can chase us around in life, even when we have every reason to be content. I think when I wrote this song I was finding my way through that heaviness, but what I loved most about the song is that it felt like it knew how to get to me the other side of it. It gave me comfort over and over again as I worked on it and listen to it now.”
Post Apocalyptic Americana – TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb for Skope
“Post Apocalyptic” Americana band, TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb, who are lined up to release a new record, Dancing out the Door, on Friday the 13th of October. I’ve been obsessed with the record so far. They’re one of the first Americana bands in a long while to add the dark, philosophical twisted-ness of acts like Tom Waits and Nick Cave alongside a fiery attitude that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Inspired by New York City’s rapid pace of change, decay and rebirth, and the dichotomy NYC presents of arriving at tranquility though chaos and clutter, “Youth Moose” is a complex collage of sound, delivered through gritty, succinct songs.
Climb on board and ‘HITCHER’ ride
PSYRUS was founded in 2016 by Andrew K joining forces with friends Tony Checkmar, Dmitry Windom and Anton Punch to create a formidable group who are well on their way to success, while developing creative and innovative music with a electro-rock vibe to wow a global audience. Only legendary groups such as Linkin’ Park and The Beastie Boys have been able to successfully mix genres of music historically. Well, believe me, PSYRUS are set to join that elite group of musicians with the release of their first single, HITCHER.
SHEILA E. PERFORMS “COME TOGETHER” WITH JON BATISTE & STAY HUMAN
Yesterday, the “Queen of Percussion”, funk and soul legend Sheila E. joined forces with multi-instrumentalist and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert music director, Jon Batiste, and his band Stay Human to perform an unforgettable rendition of the classic track “Come Together” by The Beatles. This hi-energy captive performance by the three enamored The Late Show’s audience and had them singing along throughout the whole performance.
Geowulf Share Video For “Drink Too Much”
“Making this video was a lot of fun, and we made some babe friends with the co-stars” explains Star Kendrick from the band.“We came out of it all feeling like superstars for a day but
not without further lessons learnt; Don’t drink too much when you’re hanging in swimming pools.”
Premiering exclusively on Essence, Goapele releases a video for the romantic single, “Stay” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid. Produced by Cornelio Austin and directed by Sean Alexander, the abstract video follows a lonely Goapele as she picks up the pieces of a broken mirror, singing “right here’s where you belong with me.” “Stay” is a stand-out track on Goapele’s latest EP, Dreamseeker [EMPIRE/SKYBLAZE], out now.
Rounder Records will release late music legend GREGG ALLMAN’s final studio album, Southern Blood, this Friday, September 8. The deluxe package and first run of the vinyl will include a visually stunning, heartfelt painting that Allman and his daughter Layla Brooklyn commissioned from award-winning surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA. The beautiful portrait (based on a photograph by Neal Preston and pictured above) was painted with Allman’s actual blood and the blood of his children – making for an extremely personal, one-of-a-kind, and everlasting tribute, and ultimately inspiring the title of the new album itself.
Folk Radio U.K. has premiered the fourth single from Joseph Childress entitled “Whispering Tide”. Prior to this track, Raven Sings The Blues premiered “Footsteps”, Magnet premiered “White Castle Creek Mother” , and Flood premiered “Virginia Bound”. Joseph has shared intimate bills with many of folks top acts including Joanna Newsom, Kevin Morby, Little Wings, Devendra Banhart, Vetiver, Richard Buckner and Mount Eerie. His new LP will be out on October 6th on Empty Cellar Records.
The Fluids are here to take a sonic poleax to the clean cut rock vibe that dominates Brooklyn. The project was born from the premortal sludge that is post-collegiate malaise, unrequited lust, and endless consumption of reality TV. Trapped between corporate angst and young stoner life (shout-out Young Thug), the band honed their sound over the past few years, which is inspired by (and perhaps a more raucous version of) Talking Heads’ unhinged art punk jukebox and Berlin-era David Bowie. Their shambolic skills were honed in a local practice space where they crafted songs around lead singer Mike Tony’s wild vocal inabilities, a speak-sing punch that rattles across shards of shattered eardrums.
Dutch-Indonesian DJ and producer Marc Benjamin has teamed up with Regilio to deliver high-tempo new track ‘Thunder’, out now via Steve Angello’s SIZE Records.
Packing a punch from the off, ‘Thunder’ features an incredibly explosive build-up laced with irresistible progressive chords. Underpinned by a powerful rhythmic beat, the production is blessed with a suitably thunderous drop and looks set to destroy dancefloors upon release after attracting the attention of Swedish dance heavyweight, and SIZE label boss, Steve Angello.
After a busy summer of touring and playing festivals, alt-pop/hip-hop artist K.Flay joins forces with Grouplove on a massive arena tour supporting U.S. rock band Imagine Dragons. The 32-date tour kicks off September 26th in Phoenix, AZ before zig-zagging across North America and wrapping up November 16th in Anaheim, CA. To celebrate the upcoming tour, K.Flay put her unique spin on the headliner’s current single “Thunder,” taken from their new album Evolve. Listen to the “Thunder” (Official Remix) HERE.
Deep House London premiere Adana Twins remix of WhoMadeWho’s “I Don’t Know”
WhoMadeWho was formed in Copenhagen in 2007 by the Danish producer Tomas Barfod, jazz guitarist, Jeppe Kjellberg and David Bowie loving bass player, Tomas Høffding. After just a few demos and one show, WhoMadeWho found themselves signed to the German based label Gomma, on which they released their debut album, simply entitled Who Made Who, in 2005. The release was supported by numerous 12″, featuring remixes by some of the strongest names across the electronic scene at that time. Since the release of their first album, the band has gone on to release albums with Kompakt (“Knee Deep” in 2011 and “Brighter” in 2012) and Get Physical (Berlin). They have also performed at some of the biggest festivals in the world and toured with acts such as Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem and Erol Alkan.
Amazon Music Adds New Original Recordings to “Amazon Acoustics” Playlist
Today, September 8, the Amazon Original playlist “Amazon Acoustics” relaunches with twenty fresh tracks including newly recorded songs from artists like Tift Merritt, Philadelphia punks Beach Slang, and buzzworthy newcomers Middle Kids, ALA.NI, LPX and Gabriel Garzón-Montano. These new songs and more additions join the playlist, which already features original acoustic recordings from Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, Ashley Monroe, Deer Tick, and many more. “Amazon Acoustics” will be available for streaming exclusively through Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime Music at www.amazon.com/acoustics.
Stream Beach Slang’s “Hot Tramps [Quiet Slang]” now via Soundcloud:
The legendary competition returns for its 97th year for an evening showcasing the intellect, grace and exceptional talent of 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and District of Columbia) as they compete for the coveted title of Miss America. The esteemed panel of celebrity judges will evaluate the contestants’ performances in Lifestyle and Fitness, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions during “The 2018 Miss America Competition.”
Hundred Waters share “Wave To Anchor”
Hundred Waters have shared a new song “Wave To Anchor,” the fourth single from their forthcoming album Communicating (out September 14 via OWSLA). The buoyant song demonstrates the band’s equal willingness to indulge in explosive pop melodies as well as experimental production techniques, underscoring the tremendous strides in composition, performance, and confidence the band has made since their last album.
David Zowie makes his comeback with new track The Real Don
British DJ and producer David Zowie is back with a bang, and back with a banger, as ‘The Real Don’ looks to follow in the footsteps of previous release, the monstrous hit record ‘House Every Weekend.’
Aiming For Enrike share new single
The forthcoming album, “Las Napalmas”, is a “to be or not to be” project, both for the listeners and the band. If you throw yourself into its musical whirlwind, which Tobias and Simen from Aiming For Enrike do every time, we’re pretty sure that you soon will catch on as well. Inside it’s atmospheric, it’s staccato, it’s fierce and it’s fascinating. But most of all it’s a lot of fun.
Ace Harper Debuts Avant-Glam Single “Neon Heart”
Electro-punk siren, Ace Harper has released her debut single “Neon Heart”, alongside an eccentric music video. The infectious art-rock anthem celebrates female empowerment with a fresh, electric twist. “Neon Heart” can be viewed on YouTube and is available for streaming and download on digital media outlets worldwide.
Bootblacks Share New Track “The Longest Night”
Today, Brooklyn-based Bootblacks have shared their new single “The Longest Night” via New Noise Magazine. “It’s about the importance of memory,” the band explains of the track, “how certain things like locations, weather, sights and sounds can bring back the past and people we’ve lost.” Bootblacks forthcoming album, Fragments, is out September 14th via Manic Depression Records. The band also announces EU + US tour dates, you can find a full list below:
Dhani Harrison Announces Tour Dates & New Single “Admiral Of Upside Down”
Dhani Harrison, whose first solo album IN///PARALLEL will be released on October 6th on BMG Records, released a new song today, titled “Admiral of Upside Down”, the second single and last track from his forthcoming album. Echoing influences from his time as a composer over the past few years, the music of IN///PARALLEL paints a cinematic soundscape.
Partner is the “mature” effort of two best friends named Josée Caron and Lucy Niles. Borne of their bizarre and fortuitous friendship, Partner confidently harnesses the infinite power of Rock to explore a variety of niche yet strangely universal themes. Self described as post-classic-rock.
California Rock/Metal Band Heat of Damage has released the Official Music Video for “The Gift,” the debut single off of their upcoming sophomore LP, due out next year. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “The Gift” was shot and directed by Ethan Parilla of Atrocious Works Productions.
Summer Moon announces tour with Dhani Harrison
Nikolai Fraiture’s supergroup Summer Moon has announced a round of dates supporting Dhani Harrison on his first ever solo tour this Fall.
Raising Cadence Announce Details for New EP ‘Take Me Higher’
Today, Orlando alternative pop-rock outfit Raising Cadence are thrilled to announce the details for their newest EP, Take Me Higher, which has been set for release on October 27, 2017. The EP features an eclectic mix of five energetic indie-rock tracks crafted with intention to move the listener with emotion. Earlier this year, the band gave fans a taste of what’s to come when they released the EP’s title track, “Take Me Higher,” an uplifting, danceable groove that brings out the best in you.
Since forming in 2004, Weird Owl has kept busy putting out a steady stream of new music and touring the US and UK. After self-releasing their first few albums, 2009’s Ever the Silver Cord Be Loosed and 2011’s Build Your Beast a Fire (recorded by Justin Pizzoferrato and Bishop Allen’s Justin Rice) were released by Tee Pee Records. Later demos caught the attention of The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe, who released the band’s 2013 EP, Healing, and 2015’s Interstellar Skeletal on his own A Recordings, Ltd.
Hear Why Tiesto and More are Spinning Romanian DJ Manuel Riva
DJ and producer Manuel Riva, whose songs are included in set-lists of renowned artists such as Tiesto, Sam Feldt, and Oliver Heldens, rose to international success with his initial Radikal Records release “Mhm Mhm”. At the end of 2016, “Mhm Mhm” charted on Billboard Magazine’s Dance Club Chart and topped the Shazam charts in various countries including his native country Romania. Riva was also nominated at MTV EMAs in the Best Romanian Act category.
LAO RA Releases New Song “Me Gusta” Ft. Afro B Today
Lao Ra released her new single, “Me Gusta” (ft. Afro B), today via Disruptor Records/RED MUSIC. Her most infectious and immediately assured release to date, “Me Gusta” is a world-colliding global pop hit – fusing elements of afrobeat, reggaeton, dancehall and Lao Ra’s own Bogota-via-East-London background. “Me Gusta” – featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist today – follows her latest track ‘Body Bounce’ (ft. Konshens), which saw Lao Ra surpass 10 million streams across digital platforms. Having also recently opened for Zara Larsson and Joe Goddard, Lao Ra is confirmed to headline Haggerston’s Archspace on September 20th.
THE 14TH ANNUAL EMERALD CUP ANNOUNCES EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE ON SALE
The 14th annual Emerald Cup, the premier cannabis event, proudly announces that early bird tickets are now on sale at https://theemeraldcup.com. The Emerald Cup will take place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA from December 9-10, 2017.
The Emerald Cup, founded by Tim Blake in 2003, is California’s premier outdoor organic medicinal cannabis competition for growing and breeding. What started as a small passionate 200-person event at Blake’s Area 101 property has blossomed into today’s most prestigious organic cannabis competition. The two-day event gathers growers, industry leaders, and cannabis enthusiasts together to partake in educational panels from legislation to farming practices, while brining you face to face with cutting edge vendors, and topped with a diverse musical lineup.
OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR FELIX CARTAL’S “GET WHAT YOU GIVE” PREMIERES ON VEVO
The official video for Felix Cartal’s infectious version of the 1998 New Radicals hit, “Get What You Give,” was released today and can be seen HERE. Infused with a sense of wonder, the clip follows a boy and girl as they meet and embark on a magical summer together, falling in love for the very first time.
Leikeli47’s New Album “Wash & Set” Available Now
Today, Leikeli47 shares her debut album Wash & Set, which is available across all digital music platforms via Hardcover/RCA Records. To coincide with the release, Leikeli47 is giving us a new video for her song “M I L K” which shows her partnering up with her Milk Makeup family. Leikeli47 has been part of the Milk Makeup family since the brand’s birth back in 2016, performing alongside Santigold and Salt-N-Pepa at their launch party. She also appeared in their Live Your Look campaign, inspiring the brand with her personal style.
Even if you don’t know Lenka by name, you’ve most certainly heard her music. The multi-talented Australian singer and actress is best known for her song, “The Show,” which was featured in the 2011 Oscar-nominated film, Moneyball. And, her song, “Everything at Once,” was used in commercials for Microsoft Windows 8 and Disney Movie Rewards.
DEMAR Releases “Fire”
Although you might have heard of DEMAR after she released a viral Kendrick Lamar cover last year (it currently has over 1.5 million streams on Spotify!), she is just now gearing up for the release of her debut EP, Rebels, featuring all original songs, including “Fire”.
The Awakening, which is available HERE @skopemag, contained first single “Long Song Away.” The track recently took the No. 1 position on the Nielsen/BDS and Mediabase Urban Adult radio charts and on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs chart.The chart-topping achievement made Ross the first debut Motown artist to reach No. 1 at the format since 2010, according to Billboard. Spotify streams of “Long Song Away” have already surpassed 5 million.
salute Pens “Lullaby For J” as Fight Against Racial Prejudice
salute is a Vienna-born, Manchester-based producer. His work has featured vocalists like ABRA & D.R.A.M., he’s contributed official remixs for Kehlani, and Alt-J, and has also had him collaborating with fellow producers like Cid Rim.
Philadelphia’s TJ KONG & THE ATOMIC BOMB has released their latest cut of Post-Apocalyptic Americana with “John Wilkes Booth”, premiering on Glide Magazine. “John Wilkes Booth” is the first single off of the upcoming Dancing out the Door LP, coming out on Friday the 13th of October via Good Behavior Records. TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb will be playing Dancing out the Door in it’s entirety on September 15 at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, with limited edition vinyl available for purchase at the show. You can also grab “John Wilkes Booth” as part of the Good Behavior Records Hurricane Relief Compilation today!
PHILLIP PHILLIPS RELEASES “MILES (ACOUSTIC)” AUGUST 8TH
Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips releases an acoustic version of his new single “Miles” today, August 8th. “Miles (Acoustic)” is available at all digital retailers.
Phillips is currently on the road with Goo Goo Dolls. He is performing “Miles” and other tracks from his forthcoming third album for Interscope Records, as well as hits like “Home,” “Gone Gone Gone,” and “Raging Fire.”
Emerging artist and respected activist SYNEAD is releasing “Lost In The Wild” via Noon Pacific, the first community-driven record label, with distribution from Stem, a startup helping collaborators manage royalties that has helped artists like Anna Wise and Frank Ocean release music.
Eljuri Releases her Provocative Bilingual Music Video Against Gun Violence, ‘BangBang’
Singer-songwriter, guitarist and ‘artivist’ Cecilia Villar Eljuri releases her powerful new music video, ‘BangBang’. just selected as a winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest in the World category. ‘BangBang’ is the third single from Eljuri’s critically acclaimed album ‘La Lucha’ (Manovill Records).
The creative video team of Kristian Austin and Olga Mazurkiewicz (Queen City Films / ZCollective) were tapped to direct, film and produce the performance video ‘BangBang’ under the executive production of Alexandra Gatje from Manovill Records. The video stars Cecilia Villar Eljuri on vocals and guitar, Alex Alexander on drums and Johnny Pisano on bass.
“Swerve” follows Starrah x Diplo’s recently released track, “Imperfections.” Apple Music’s Beats 1 DJ and tastemaker, Zane Lowe, dubbed it his “#WorldRecord of the day,” and of the track, Billboard says, “[‘Imperfections’ is a] trappy love song about accepting the right one even if they’ve done wrong before.”
“HUGEL and I have known each other for some years now and are constantly sharing musical ideas. So this cooperation was quite spontaneous and natural. We are excited to see how ‘I Believe I’m Fine’ is received. This single is a bit different from my prior releases.” –Robin Schulz
Doom rock legends THE OBSESSED have shared an acoustic performance of “On So Long” recorded live at the Gibson Guitar Recording Studio in New York City. The song is a bonus track off the band’s recently-issued Sacred full-length album.
Retro Synthwave Duo Superdivorce Shares “The Predator”
Today, September 8th, 2017, 80’s inspired synthwave duo — Superdivorce — share their new single “The Predator” from upcoming album Action Figures, releasing on October 27th, 2017 via Too Sweet Records. The accompanying music video is a montage of behind the scenes footage from the recording process.
Unsigned Only Music Competition is pleased to announce the 2017 winners. Selected from 6,000 entries from almost 100 countries worldwide, the winners share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes split among 28 winners. Since the competition’s inception in 2012, Unsigned Only has become an important source for discovering new talent and acts as a benchmark for excellence in the arena of contemporary music. Unsigned Only is open to all artists who are unsigned to a major record label.
All entries are narrowed down to a group of finalists that are given to the panel of judges whose task is to select the winners. The panel is comprised of renowned recording artists, music journalists, and music supervisors, including such celebrities as: Aimee Mann, MercyMe, The Killers, O.A.R., Phantogram, Montgomery Gentry, David Crowder, Delbert McClinton, and many more. Judges also include music journalists from Rolling Stone, Gui
International Pop Artist Makes Waves in the U.S.
Since David Bowie praised Ozark Henry’s debut album as one of his favorites, the Belgian artist has produced music ranging from avant-garde electronica to pop and a symphonic album with the National Orchestra of Belgium. He has been considered one of the more influential and beautiful International music voices, and US showcases why. The album flaunts many influences from a span of decades, while remaining sonically innovative.
Heathen Sons Self-Titled Debut LP Out Today
Heathen Sons release their debut LP today via Metropolitan Groove Merchants. The set contains 12 tracks along with four bonus tracks entitled ‘East Side Sessions’ recorded at Magnolia Sons Studio, East Nashville. The bonus songs include a cover of the Jim Croce classic Bad Bad Leroy Brown premiering over at The Deli Nashville. The LP has some guest vocals from fellow East Nashvillians Leah Blevins and Liz Cooper as well as The Wild Feathers.
Track from Tulsa-based The Brothers Moore
In 2013, the brothers moved to California to record their first album with a previous band, but due to a family tragedy during the middle of the recording process (both of their parents passed from health issues) they chose to move back home. In 2016, The brotherly duo then cultivated a new sound and acquired partnered musicians Troy Smith (guitar) and Jake White (drums) to form The Brothers Moore. After a series of sold out shows, The Brothers Moore have released their debut EP, Careless.
James Parkin ‘My Cure’
This is my story: “In January 2016 I promised myself I would write one song per month and make my first original album. 2 weeks later I was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive Cancer. When the surgeons removed the tumour, they also severed my facial nerves on the right side of my face leaving me paralysed on that side of my face. Luckily, this didn’t overly affect my ability to sing but it was just the start of my road to something resembling recovery. A road that lead me through 6 surgeries, Intensive care, leeches(!), Radiotherapy, song-writing retreats and a lot of soul searching and song writing.
Instead of Cancer/Facial Palsy ending my dreams, I feel like I’m just getting started. It certainly made for a kick-ass album as I did write (more than) 1 song per month to chronicle my 2016 and released my album (‘My Cure’) a few days ago. I’ve had 30,000+ followers in the first few days of release.”