KIIRA’s “Last Time” feat. Noah North & Naomi Wild of ODESZA fame
The single was premiered with support from CelebMix on Friday, September 29th. Speaking on her debut single, KIIRA said, “This song means so much to me because of how I relate with it on a personal level. I recorded it in July and was going through some things, just trying to figure myself out and also cute ties with epople who were bringing negative energy around. The title came from the theme of it’s the last time that I will let people take advantage of me, hurt and betray my trust.”
Curtis Mayz Releases Album of The Year Candidate With “TripleDiziac”
After garnering much success with Singles “Aint No Love” ft Deniro Farrar, “Joose”, “5:38AM”, & “Nike Cortez”, Team CMG & Curtis Mayz finally the highly anticipated album “TripleDiziac”. Leading up to the release Curtis Mayz picked up great steam by receiving features from Pigeons & Planes, Dj Booth, Hot New Hip Hop, HipHopDX, Day & A Dream and many more, including local favorite Central Track. Curtis Mayz has clearly separated himself from the pack with his output but there is something special to be said when an artists talents, output, ability all meet…you have an ALBUM Of The Year Candidate. “TripleDiziac” is indeed, just that. The album features great features from Deniro Farrar, Paris P, LivFree & Tunk; while also boasted stellar production.
AVENUES END Release ‘In Bloom’ Video
Hailing from Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula, Avenues End originally formed in 2014, while attending the same high school. In 2016 Avenues End made the decision to go forward as a three piece and in a different direction, effectively starting AVENUES END from the beginning.
Christina GOH – Album “Blues Troubadour”
Blues Troubadour or Christina Goh’s vocal journey on the forgotten ways of blues and troubadour creation. The concept vocalist is faithful to one thing: her” ineherent capacity to renew herself and to explore a musical universe claiming its uniqueness. From the accordion to the percussions through the grand piano and the guitar, the acoustics amazingly offers an electric atmosphere! Such are the original contrasts of this opus – a narrative that plays on the extremes and doesn’t hide anything. Critic Luigi Elongui said about about Christina Goh’s voice:” Now celestial, then telluric, it let the tumult of the feelings be subdued by the beating of the drum or be merged in the vertiginous rise of its breath.” Nothing could ever be so true.
And So I Watch You From Afar share new single ‘Dying Giants’
Today, Northern Irish rock band And So I Watch You From Afar (ASIWYFA) have announced a new single titled ‘Dying Giants’ from their forthcoming record ‘The Endless Shimmering’. This will be the eclectic quartet’s fifth full length album following on from their widely acclaimed album ‘Heirs’.
Selki – ‘Skins’ Single & Video
‘Skins’, the fresh new single from Melbourne based artist, SELKI, is about letting go of old layers and having the courage to change, move forward and celebrate your authentic individuality.
With the release of DISTRACTED, his second full-length album, Bowrain has reached a new period in his artistic vision. DISTRACTED features guest appearances by musicians with whom Bowrain developed a collaborative relationship through his live performing and studio work, and who shares his creative vision.
Following his debut album, DISTRACTED is above all Bowrain’s composing at its best, formed of 7 tracks which arc through the album. It sees the musician embracing his primary instrument, the piano, which is the cohesive and most important element of his sound.
Shadow Child releases ‘Higher’
Shadow Child unveil’s the b-side ‘Higher’ to the ‘Ooh Tune’ EP on his Food Music label. Out now, ‘Higher’, completes the ‘Ooh’ EP.
Showcasing his versatility as a producer, Shadow Child burst into a piano led melody, pierced by drum-heavy bass line and cymbal clad breakdown. Taking a vibrant approach, Shadow Child laces the production with funky synth loops to create a dynamic house sound.
Monro – ‘Motion’ EP
Monro marks his debut solo release on Rinse with the 4-track “Motion” EP — a collection of three intricately crafted electronic instrumental beats, alongside an epic vocal track.
Having worked closely under Geeneus’ tutelage over the last 12 months, Monro has already produced for Rinse stalwarts Katy B and Sinead Harnett, showcasing a knack for shiny, chrome-plated beats anchored in filmic, OST sensibilities.
German producers and DJs Jens Moelle and Ismail Tufekci, AKA Digitalism, have unveiled their hotly anticipated new single ‘Spektrum’ from their newly announced EP, ‘5KY11GHT’ as well as a series of US and EU shows.
“’Colorblind’ is one of the songs off of Feel Something that we felt best embodied the progression of our music,” lead-singer Patrick Miranda tells Billboard. “We wanted the first new song everyone heard to be a heavy hitting banger that would really hit the ground running, and set a tone for the rest of the record.”
VAMA – “Burning Man” – 12th October
Following epic sold out shows in Romania’s biggest venues and appearances at Europe’s biggest festivals, VAMA arrive in the UK ahead of their new album release for a select run of special shows this Autumn.
The release of ‘Burning Man” will take place at the Bucharest Polyvalent Hall where a compilation of VAMA’s greatest hits as well as the entire album will be performed live. This grand show is promised to be a particularly exciting spectacle for the Romanian music industry.
Dylan Dili the “greatest rapper in the game” who “spits hot fire” has been working on the completion of his new album “Pain 2 Power.” Last week his album released on September 22nd, 2017.
Dili traveled back to the Caribbean to record the majority of this album. Completion of the album took place in his studio “1Stop Media” in New York. Pain 2 Power has been submitted to the Grammy Recording Academy and is currently in consideration for a Grammy in the reggae genre. There are twelve tracks on the album which show a musical maturity and growth from an artist who was thrown into fame at an early age. This solo album shows Dili’s vulnerable side and describes detailed life experiences. Pain 2 Power shows the struggles of life that we encounter on a day to day basis. As the album progresses it also depicts the joy, fun and power of life that we experience through the dancehall tracks. Pain 2 Power is a monumental album that allows listeners to relate to the ups and downs of the artist through his journey called life.
Bell X1 supporting Tori Amos in the UK this week
Irish band, Bell X1, undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most beloved bands, is back with their seventh studio album, ARMS, out in the UK on July 21st 2017. ARMS is the follow up to their 2013 critically acclaimed album Chop Chop, which became the trio’s third #1 album on the Irish Album Charts and their fourth consecutive album to be nominated for a Choice Music Prize for “Irish Album of the Year.”
We haven’t heard from Logan since his 2012 mixtape release, “The Hangover.” However, it safe to say with his new single, “All Good,” the Brooklyn born MC is back. The record features an extremely catchy hook, bass heavy production, and stimulating bars that stick. Standout lyrics from the track include: “Serial killer I’m up early eatin’ checks.” Look out for more new music from Logan in 2017.
Terra Lightfoot Releases New Single “Norma Gale”
Songwriter Terra Lightfoot has released her new single, “Norma Gale”. With a compelling narrative and simmering arrangement that builds from subdued organ chords to an explosive refrain, “Norma Gale” is examplary of the incisive and sincere songwriting that fans have come to expect from Lightfoot.
‘Little of Your Love’ is the second single off “Something To Tell You.” HAIM debuted the song when they returned to Saturday Night Live in May “displaying their typically understated cool” (Vogue). Following its release, Rolling Stone raved, “the track showcases the trio’s deft ability to combine classic pop hooks with complex production and arrangements.” In August, HAIM and acclaimed producer BloodPop® (Lady Gaga, Madonna, Justin Bieber) released the ‘Little of Your Love (BloodPop® Remix)’ which Paste proclaimed is “impossible not to dance to.”
Palace Announce New Single ‘Live Well’
PALACE have released a new single; ‘Live Well’, taken from their acclaimed debut album ‘So Long Forever’, which dropped earlier this year on Fiction Records. A fan favourite, the track has been streamed over two million times on Spotify and showcases the band at their delicate, intricate best. The track is written about a relationship ending but ultimately finding positivity in its wake. In the words of front man Leo Wyndham, “It’s a hopeful song – about feeling blessed by someone else’s love even though it’s over and ended.”
Hartlepool’s finest PLAZA return with blistering grunge-pop of ‘Speak It’
PLAZA are riding a crest of a wave. Having this year played the fabled Reading and Leeds festivals, supported the likes of JAWS, Gengahr, Blaenavon, Ten Tonnes, Dream Wife and more, and built on marked online and radio tastemaker coverage, the lads from Hartlepool are releasing perhaps their most assured tune yet – the rip-roaring Speak It.
Wild Ponies announce new album ‘Galax’
Galax pays tribute to the powerful music and rugged landscape of Southwest Virginia, where both Wild Ponies’ members Doug and Telisha Williams were born and raised. There, in mountain towns like Galax, oldtime American music continues to thrive, supported by a community of fiddlers, flat-pickers, and fans. The stripped-back album nods to the band’s history while still pushing forward. Recorded in the shed behind Doug’s old family farm in the Appalachians (steps away from the site where Doug and Telisha were married), Galax returns Wild Ponies to their musical and geographic roots.
Daniella Mason Lands on Spotify’s New Music Friday
“In the pop realm, it’s easy to fall into the trap of writing according to a ‘hit maker’ formula. For electro-pop singer Daniella Mason, unique vocals and genuine songwriting truly allow her to stand out,” Ones to Watch’s Taryn Cheng wrote last week. “As a beautiful product of true love, ‘Butterflies’ washes over us in waves of bliss from one verse to the next.”
Propelling the entire world into a melodic vortex, Marquis of Vaudeville emits an extraordinary sound that spirals listeners on an utterly imaginative, musical merry-go-round. With imagination at its core, their theatrical flair intertwines progressive, carnival-esque, punk-cabaret stylings with timeworn elements of the old world and newfangled innovation. Dubbing their sound and style as “melodic mischief,” the band is thrilled to announce their forthcoming album, The Tragic Valentine,due out this Halloween via Knotwright Lane Records. The Tragic Valentinewas produced by the members of Marquis of Vaudeville, engineered and mixed by Bryan Geddie and Marquis of Vaudeville, and mastered by Derek Taylor.
The Rural Alberta Advantage shares new track
The Rural Alberta Advantage — Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt and Robin Hatch — are excited to share “Toughen Up,” the latest single from their new album The Wild, due October 13 via Saddle Creek (with Paper Bag Records releasing the record in Canada, Europe and the UK).
Premiered on BBCR1 with Annie Mac, ‘Fasta’ is the energetic debut solo single from fast-rising artist Kah-Lo. Now taking her rightful place at centre stage, the track continues her fruitful musical connection with London-based producer Riton, with whom she has had successful hit collaborations including ‘Rinse & Repeat’ and ‘Money’ – the latter also featuring fellow Nigerian musicians Mr Eazi and Davido.
‘Fasta’ is a summer anthem that fuses sounds of Afrobeats and electronic music, showcasing Kah-Lo’s niche within the current climate of the pop landscape. Her unique tone and delivery offer something different, which is both refreshing and enticing.
A vibrant remix package for Martin Solveig’s huge summer hit, ‘All Stars’ has now been released, featuring reworks from APEXAPE, Freedo, Mercer, BROHUG and Creange, each displaying their own unique interpretations of the original.
Adventures With Vultures Announces Debut EP
Folk singer-songwriter Adventures With Vultures announces the release of his debut EP, Junction EP. The four song collection is set to drop October 27th via Original 1265 Recordings, and features upcoming single “Okay Guy.” Growing up in the small town of Plymouth, and gaining influence from the burgeoning music scene in Detroit, Adventures With Vultures spent the better part of this decade writing hip-hop music before moving toward his current sound. Citing influences like Mos Def and J. Cole, as well as Carole King and Shakey Graves, Adventures With Vultures brings a welcome, abrasive quality to his epically tender, and beautifully stripped-down songs.
Doll Baby is an alternative punk band from Richmond, Virginia. The band was formed by Julie Storey and brothers Dan and Eric Kelly, with the current addition of Jake Guralnik. They debuted their first EP titled Polliwog in the summer of 2016. Their sound is a blend of 90s influenced garage rock with the bands punk roots. The band features the separate influences of each member, effortlessly forming Doll Baby’s unique sound. They will release their second EP through Egghunt records in the fall of 2017 with an east coast tour to follow.
Anki delivers glitchy, vocal hit in ‘All Alone’
British producer Anki returns to Enhanced alongside Micah Martin, in a fresh helping of the Bristol-based producer’s exceptionally innovative creations, ‘All Alone’.
Ian Erix New Hit “Footprints In the Sand”
In an age where talent, individuality, and passion are of utmost importance in becoming a breakout star in entertainment, Ian Erix is certainly a cut above the rest. Recently touring the globe from the UK to Japan to Indonesia, to New Zealand and almost everywhere in between Ian brings with him an empowering and inspiring persona and message wherever he goes that fans around the world seem to connect to deeply. As the leader of his fandom called the “Mutt Army” Ian has become a champion to underdogs, known for speaking out against social injustices and lifting spirits. The lyrics of his newest single “Footprints In the Sand” encourage listeners to live their lives to the very fullest and the song ushers in an excitement for what’s to come when Ian’s Full Length Album drops later this year!
the church Release 26th Album
One of the most indelible, progressive and passionately admired rock bands of our time, the church release another masterpiece of sonic exploration, Man Woman Life Death Infinity. The ARIA Hall of Fame band’s 26th album is their second with the rejuvenated line-up – Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug – and is released this Friday worldwide.
The track premiered on The 405 who said, “Featuring a fable-style narrative overtop a bed of poppy synths, ‘The Sun And The Moon’ highlights the tightness of Bird’s production and the catchiness of his instrumentals. Synths are everywhere in pop music, but these are particularly choice”
Las Vegas resident Carlos Santana, who is currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, issued the following statement:
“To everyone that lost loved ones, we stand with you. To those of you who are wounded and hurt, we stand by you. Our heart is in shock. Our minds are filled with questions. Why ? Why allow weapons of mass destruction to be sold to civilians ? The laws need to be changed to prevent this from ever happening again. Brutality is pure ignorance. Compassion is the highest quality of pristine divinity. My heart goes out to all of those affected by this senseless tragedy. We all need to come together at this time and be “one”. We send our collective prayers, light and love to the families and the wounded.”
Love, respect & admiration, Carlos Santana
The wonderful Epicycle by Iceland’s award-winning Gyda Valtysdóttir (of Múm) will finally be issued worldwide through figureight records on October 13. Hear a two-part Harry Partch piece from it today via tinymixtapes. The album is also now available to pre-order via BandCamp. ICYMI, you can also hear the first track from the album over at Stereogum.
T-Mass & Jaxxtone Drop “Falling Down (feat. Bianca)”
T-Mass and Jaxxtone channel feelings of floating euphoria with the help of vocalist Bianca on the future bass collaboration “Falling Down.”