Keith Canva$ Jet Sets In His Psychedelic Visual “Philly to LA”
Fresh off the runway, Keith Canva$ delivers his latest single “Philly 2 LA”. Partnered with Croosh along with production by Cody Benjamin, Keith Canva$ holds no punches breaking hearts from the East to the West coast. Director Mike Video takes viewers on a 3D trip full of colors and dimensions filmed through out Los Angeles and Portland. With new releases and upcoming show dates to match, don’t be surprised to see Keith back on his bi-coastal wave in 2018.
New single ‘Midnight (Feat. C Sharp)’ from Kai X out now
Kai X, a 20 year old rapper/songwriter from Brisbane, QLD looking to bring new sounds to Australian Hip Hop/Rap. Kai X is a diverse artist, regularly switching up his flows and topics of interest within songs, anywhere from girls, alcohol and drugs to spirits, astral planes and magic or even combining the two, many of his lyrics come from personal experiences and philosophies.
Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody Turns Punk
Who are Wartoad and what do they want with us? We’re not sure, as several of the band are rumoured to be spectacularly well-known rock musicians from the US but have adopted pseudonyms for this, their first release – a riotous cover of Noddy and co’s Christmas staple, Merry Xmas Everybody. Fusing their love of classic punk and rock bands with sleazy keyboard and suitcases full of anarchy, it’s exactly what all members of the family will be singing along to when the Queen’s speech starts. It’s Punkadelic and its not pleased to meet you.
Leon of Athens unveils ‘Utopia’ lyric video
London-based Greek indie-pop star Leon of Athens has unveiled the lyric video for his new single ‘Utopia’. The track is taken from the forthcoming album Xenos, to be released on February 9th.
The video features live and behind-the-scenes footage, filmed during his sold out European tour, including his headline show at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen. A collage of uplifting crowd shots and energetic footage of the band on and off stage, the video compliments the melancholic electronics and jubilant chorus of ‘Utopia’.
With New Year’s Eve around the corner and the majority of Americans spending up to $200 each on the occasion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best Places for New Year’s Eve Celebrations to go along with its 50+ New Year’s Eve Facts – Traditions, Spending & More infographic.
To help Americans ring in the new year without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest cities across 25 key metrics. The data set ranges from legality of fireworks to average price of a New Year’s Eve party ticket to forecasted precipitation for Dec. 31.
Goat Girl – the four-piece of Clottie Cream, Rosy Bones, L.E.D and Naima Jelly – lead an emerging set of groups from South London who have been inspired by their burgeoning local scene. A classic sketch by the late great comedian Bill Hicks inspired their band name.
Wonderland Premiere RJ Thompson’s ‘Skimming Stones’
RJ Thompson has built a name for himself in recent months as one of the countries strongest up and coming singer-songwriters. His poignant lyrics perfectly capture the mood of the past 12 months, with songs that won’t fail to resonate, and all are set against a colourful (and at times nostalgic) soundscape that goes far beyond modern-day singer-songwriter stereotypes.
Krept & Konan – ‘Get A Stack’ Video
Following on from performing with Stormzy at this year’s MOBO Awards, pioneering UK rappers KREPT & KONAN have released the music video for the Rachet produced Get a Stack featuring J Hus.
Directed by Kaylum Dennis (Stormzy, Lady Leshurr, Section Boyz), shot in Ibiza and featuring J Hus, the video for Get A Stack is the fourth music video to be released from KREPT & KONAN’s 7 DAYS and 7 NIGHTS mixtapes. It followings Wo Wo Wo, For Me and the recent Ask Flipz ft. Stormzy.
Following an incredible residency this summer at Hï Ibiza’s ‘Hi Sundays’, Christian and Alan Anadon (also known as Mambo Brothers), have landed on Armada Subjekt with their new offering: ‘Control’.
A fine record to close the year in style, this production sees its rolling bassline take the helm while rising synths pan across the spectrum and a strong drumbeat positions itself at the core of the production. Using a rumble of tribal drums, the thundering breakdown of ‘Control’ seals a release which is laced with percussive rhythm and sure to make a huge impact on dancefloors across the globe.
Opiuo Releases New Dancefloor Destroyer ‘Botrok’
New Zealand-born producer Opiuo (aka Oscar Davey-Wraight) has unveiled his brand new single ‘Botrok’, a vibrant and explosive bass anthem which is out now.
Displaying his penchant for deep, bassy textures, ‘Botrok’ utilizes a gritty build with the Kiwi’s signature sound; a club-ready in-your-face drop. A pioneer of his genre, Opiuo’s crisp and original musical style is an embodiment of his rich production talents, with ‘Botrok’ following the release of his widely acclaimed studio album, Omniversal.
Giselle’s music video for ‘Child Idols’
Giselle is perhaps most notable for her FX-featured comedic viral hit which collectively garnered nearly half a million views on YouTube. On the contrary, not ready to grow up signifies the singer’s evolution, breaking away to create her own image with her most honest and vulnerable music to date.
“When you look at the way we as a society idolize youthfulness as this perceived goal of beauty and perfection, and look past the true beauty of wisdom and substance, it’s actually quite disturbing,” Giselle says of ‘Child Idols’. “The concept came to me when I went to Los Angeles with a friend of mine who’s in the beauty industry, and there were these teenagers modeling women’s clothing and promoting all these products aimed at women. It dawned on me these aren’t women; they’re kids… It just didn’t sit right with me, that they were using these young teenagers to represent adults,” she continues. “It’s something our culture sees far too often, and it compelled me to write ‘Child Idols’. It just seems to be an endless cycle that promotes insecurity and provides a falsified view of women, and it needs to change.”
MARMOZETS SHARE “MAJOR SYSTEM ERROR”
Marmozets have shared “Major System Error,” the third new track to be released from their hugely anticipated new album, “Knowing What You Know Now.” Having premiered worldwide on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P Carter, “Major System Error” is available now on all streaming services along with an official music that can be viewed on Marmozets’ YouTube Channel. “Knowing What You Know Now” arrives everywhere January 26th.
Bryde shares video for ‘Desire’ & full album tour dates
Being human is a notion that bears close exploration for Welsh songwriter Bryde and in latest single ‘Desire’ specifically “our need for instant gratification”.
Produced with Chris Sorem and mixed by CJ Marks (whose recent production, mixing and engineering credits include Wolf Alice, PJ Harvey and St Vincent), the hard hitting indie rock anthem is another relatable, brutally honest documentation.
Today she shares the visual representation inspired “by the symbolism of certain scenes in the movie Under the Skin where the alien’s victims walk of their own free will into a thick dark oil and to their demise.”
Portugal’s leading DJ & producer KURA unveils his eagerly-awaited single ‘Skank’, out today via Revealed Recordings.
‘Skank’ showcases KURA’s highly polished production skills with an in-your-face build from the off which soon gives way to a vibrant, and monstrous double-drop. Perfectly suited to festival mainstages and the club circuit alike, ‘Skank’ follows KURA’s Hardwell collaboration ‘Calavera’, which has amassed over 6.5 million Spotify streams.
Dublin-based vocalist-producer and multi-instrumentalist EDEN, otherwise known as Jonathon Ng, debuts the video for his new track “crash,” – available now at all digital providers. Directed by EDEN’s frequent collaborators Zhang + Knight (Naughty Boy, Ghostpoet) and filmed in Kiev, the video recently premiered on V Magazine, who declared, “Both (EDEN’s) music and his persona seem reflective of his overall goal on his upcoming debut album – to make something grand and magical out of something that seems much smaller… Given the captivating and utterly intriguing output he’s given us so far, the task should be easily doable.”
Mello Music Group was excited when a few years back The RZA’s Soul Temple Records first reached out to have Apollo Brown create The Brown Tape for Ghostface Killah. The album briefly appeared on cassette and then other formats before disappearing despite fans acclaim for the Apollo produced vision. Mello Music decided to reach out to Soul Temple and bring the project back to Apollo’s home base for a new official re-issue on Jan 26th (Digital) and limited edition Vinyl & CD (Mar 2nd).
Growing up in Richmond, VA, she was obsessed with the moon, staring out her window at the night sky in awe of its mystery. The title track on Cook’s debut record Moonchild, set for a February 23rd release on American Paradox, is both a product of her intense connection with the cosmos, as well as a tribute to the embracing of celestial feminine energy. Musically, Cook bridges the gap between beat-driven sonics and melodic soul in a brazenly colorful and tonally rich debut album. Listen to the title track “Moonchild” streaming now at Northern Transmissions and Soundcloud.
Creep Show (John Grant + Wrangler) Share Track “Pink Squirrel”
Today Bella Union are pleased to introduce brand new group Creep Show, which brings together John Grant with the dark analogue electro of Wrangler (Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire, Phil Winter and Benge) to create Mr Dynamite – a debut album packed with experimental pop and surreal funk. Mr Dynamite will be released on March 16th, 2018 via Bella Union and is available to preorder. Creep Show have shared a first track from the LP entitled “Pink Squirrel” stream it HERE.
Laure Z surprises fans with a brand new single, “Girls Don’t Wait,” the title track from her upcoming debut EP. Once again, her vocals seamlessly lead the jazzy production through a charming but sly love song. Singing, “I’ve been waiting for you to come, but it took you way too long,” Laure explains that she doesn’t have time to wait around for someone who can’t reciprocate their feelings.
UK duo, Gold Fir debut “Sirens” video
Following the runaway success of, ‘Night Walk’, Gold Fir satisfies the demand for soulful sassy vibes with the unique visuals to ‘Sirens’ via +1 Records.
The emerging London duo saw a huge response to their debut offering, which was accompanied by a vibrant 2D animated video produced by Rejjie Snow collaborator Jack Brown. With repeat plays across BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6 Music, Triple J and Beats 1, as well as support online from i-D, DIY, Hunger, London In Stereo and a run in the Hype Machine popular chart, Spotify, Apple Music, Vevo and Bandcamp also came out in support of ‘Night Walk’ with heavy playlisting and homepage features alike.
Anderson East’s “All On My Mind” #1 at Triple A radio
Anderson East’s “All On My Mind” is #1 this week at Triple A radio (both BDS and mediabase). Written by Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Anderson East and Aaron Raitiere, “All On My Mind” is East’s first single to reach #1 and was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and Elektra Records President Gregg Nadel. Watch East perform the song on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and view the official music video HERE.
Danny Ocean’s “Me Rehúso” Breaks Record for Latin Song with Most Weeks on Spotify’s Top 50 Global Chart
Danny Ocean’s “Me Rehúso” has broken the record to become the Latin song with the most weeks on Spotify’s Top 50 Global chart, surpassing Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” ft. Daddy Yankee. “Me Rehúso” entered the chart on April 1st, and has now logged 36 weeks and counting. Just four months after its global chart debut, the song reached its peak position, No. 18, on the prestigious list – which tracks the popularity of every track released around the world. The song currently has more than 478 million streams on Spotify, while the companion video has over 831 million views on YouTube.
This week, Spotify revealed its annual Year in Music lists, showing the top artists, albums, tracks and moments that made 2017 a great year for music fans around the world. Reflecting its widespread global success, “Me Rehúso” was named the No. 1 most-listened to track in Colombia, Chile and Mexico.
Kayobe ‘Sun Don’t Shine (feat. olive b) ‘
“After I came up with the beat I met and connected with Olive B. We went through a bunch of beats and ideas the first time we met up. “Sun Don’t Shine” really grabbed her attention so it was the first thing we decided to collaborate on. We wrote the lyrics on the track and her voice ended up being an incredible fit for the style of the song; her character really soared over the minimal nature of the beat.” – Kayobe
Today, Norwegian artist Kygo is excited to present a remix of his chart topping single “Starazing.” The feel-good sonic single features singer Justin Jesso famed American DJ, Kaskade.
Anenon shares new track “Tongue”
Anenon’s Tongue, the follow up to last year’s breakthrough Petrol, is a beautiful album. That’s an adjective whose meaning has practically been obliterated by Hallmark prose and hyperbolic idiocy. But occasionally, a work of art digs deep enough to excavate the underlying meaning that existed in antiquity and figures to persist until we’re soil and dust.
Following the release of her single and video for “Don’t Make Me a Fool”, Italian songwriter Violetta Zironi has just released her latest single, “Toast” from her upcoming EP Half Moon Lane which Magnet calls, “a haunting, cosmopolitan slice of self-assured pop that makes it hard to believe this budding chanteuse is only 22 years old”.
“This song is about being emotionally removed from any relationship, being afraid to be vulnerable and to put yourself out there. When stealing hearts, all you really want is someone to steal yours.” – Violetta Zironi
Young Dolph Protégé Jay Fizzle Shares ‘Bombastic Color Purple Project’
Attacking titanic trap productions with his percussive southern style, Jay Fizzle is the next up out of Memphis. Announcing his gang allegiances and asserting his street supremacy, Jay Fizzle shares The Color Purple, his latest mixtape. Bursting with confidence and riddled with slick rhymes, The Color Purple is a breakout project for Jay Fizzle, demonstrating the aggressively compelling microphone presence that earned him a co-sign from Memphis kingpin Young Dolph. Released by Dolph’s Paper Route Empire, the mixtape also showcases Fizzle’s versatile arsenal of flows, as he slips into the Kanye West flow from “THat Part” on “Bankroll” and flexing rapid triplets on “Blue Hunnids.” Featuring appearances from Trinidad Jame$ and Skippa Da Flippa, as well as production from Cassius Jay, Budda Blessed This Beat, and others, The Color Purple is Jay Fizzle and Paper Route Empire’s latest salvo in the battle for Memphis’ streets.
Acclaimed modern pop sensation Ravyn Lenae is set to unveil her much-anticipated new EP. “CRUSH” arrives at all digital music retailers and streaming services via 323 Music Group/ Atlantic Records on Friday, January 26th.
“CRUSH” is Executive Produced by Steve Lacy (The Internet, Kendrick Lamar), who also joins Lenae on two of its five tracks including the vocal call-and-response, “4 Leaf Clover” (track listing attached). The EP is highlighted by the sultry new single, “Sticky,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
Produced by Tony Berg and Ethan Gruska — and mixed by Mike Mogis — the ten haunting and introspective songs on Stranger In The Alps further introduce the 23-year-old Bridgers as a singular voice. There is a delicate balance to her work, a dance between veiled narratives and earnest emotions, between whispers and shouts. Throughout the album, Bridgers contemplates and reflects on personal experiences through her unique lyric writing perspective: there are overt references to lost idols, canonical pop songs and actual incidents, but her stories unfold through specific, evocative imagery sung in her subtle, confessional style. And according to Bridgers, everything you hear has arrived by feeling; her music is what comes when she’s at her most honest, without specific intention, and she aims to be in her songs the person she is in the world.
Today, Nigerian reggae-dancehall artist Burna Boy is sharing a new single. “Sekkle Down” features J Hus and premiered as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1. The new song is produced by Jae5 who collaborates regularly with J Hus, and comes on the heels of Burna releasing another new track this past Friday, “Koni Baje.”
Today Joey Jewish and Signature Sound released what Sony is calling the hit of the year. Loose Change featuring Grammy Nominee KB of Reach Records (Sony/Columbia) is sending waves through the industry. A driving uptempo sound with heavy distortion and deep 808’s, Loose Change is putting Joey Jewish on the map.
J-Trick & Autokraft Unleash “House of Grime”
Australian producers J-Trick and Autokraft link up with Brighton-born lyricist Bigredcap for a spirited grime meets bass house single “House of Grime.” Taking it straight to underground dancefloors, the track is driven by rapid rhymes spit over a heavy bassline and shuffling 4×4 beat.
“ANDY TIMMONS is one of those rare guitar players that plays all the best right notes. His intonation is stunning and that enables his delicious tone to be seductive and comfortable on the ear. Everything resonates so beautifully, but then again, we are what we play and he is that.” — Steve Vai
Much more than a guitar lesson site, TIMMONS shares details about every aspect of his musical past, present and future. This site appeals to the most ardent student, as well as the casual fan. Insightful and entertaining, this is a unique opportunity to “hang out” with ANDY TIMMONS and hear lots of music, personal stories, and see rare videos and photos. Learn where he comes from and where he’s going!
LISTEN TO HOLY HANDS’ SLICK GARAGE PUNK DEBUT ALBUM
It may be year-end, but that doesn’t mean Atomic Action! Records is slowing down. The latest offering from the East Coast label is New Magnetic, the debut album of post-hardcore quartet Holy Hands. From lush power ballads (“Love Is Love”), to feral ‘90s callbacks (“The Arrow”), New Magnetic embodies an evolutionary leap that would make Darwin proud. Ahead of the album’s December 15 release date, New Noise is now streaming the 10-track stunner.
Austin Town Hall just premiered their first single “King of the Last Calls” calling it “a sugar cube for pop aficionados. You’ll come back time and time again, and as you do, you’ll hear more vocal melodies surfing through the song, taking you on one hell of a pop rollercoaster.”
The Beach Sloth music blog had this to say about the EP: “Ric Gordon sings with great passion on the perfection of “Standing Here”. Sung like true poetry the songs linger in the mind. Lyrics touch upon a universal experience while they unfurl in such unexpected majestic ways. The collection has a timelessness to it, as the songs try for and accomplish sculpting a universal experience.” – Beachsloth.com
Super Star Dave Dar Presents ‘Secures the PURE’
Dave Dar is the last of the Soulquarians to put out a musical project. After being Sonically involved with D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Common, Blackstar, Reflection Eternal, and The Roots; His solo debut is finally here.
A true triple threat – He Produces, Raps on, and Mixes every song on the EP. The project features lyrical heavy weights – Homeboy Sandman, Rasheed Chappell and Milano Constantine.
American Lions is a rock and roll band hailing from New Brunswick, NJ. Deeply rooted in the DIY community, the band began in August 2013. Other than releasing two EPs (Peru and Death of), the band has built a reliable local backbone, a passionate live show, and incredible quality recordings.
Thursday, December 7th the Style Artist Lounge immersed guests in an exclusive art and music experience. Day to night, attendees could view the works of Adam Thompson, UncuttArt, Marlyn Sasson, Laurent Proneur, & Stephen Gamson.
In the evening, Vezt Music App hosted a private dinner celebrating Dre of Cool & Dre’s birthday. Notable persons in attendance included: Fat Joe, Derrick Adams, Hank Willis Thomas, Shawn “Pecas” Costner and more.
Vezt Music app gives musicians control of their revenue—allowing artists to choose percentages of the rights to their songs to offer for sale to fans, friends, rights-buyers and brands through an app-based platform that employs blockchain technology to track and collect royalty income. The dinner lead into an after party, which took the newly renovated MiaBea House to capacity. Guests mixed and mingled sipping Notorious Pink Rosè.
Hilton’s music program, Music Happens Here, gives Hilton Honors members access to top concerts, private meet-and-greets with chart-topping artists, one-on-one artist experiences, and exclusive concerts at Hilton hotels/resorts and in legendary music landmarks. This year, Hilton, in partnership with Live Nation and Spotify, launched an original music and video travel series, Music Happens Here, which looks into some of the most iconic places around the world where music has been created, performed, and celebrated. The episodes released thus far examine the storied music histories of Los Angeles, London, and New Orleans.
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AVALON shares new track “Deadbeat Boy” via Office Magazine. She explains that the track was written “as a 19 year old woman dealing with trying to understand my sexuality, gender and place in the romantic world”. The single is out now via Metropolitan Indian. Stay tuned for more new music from AVALON coming soon.
Axel Mansoor – “Talk To Me”
Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Axel Mansoor’s new release “Talk To Me” pushes creative boundaries with a music video fit for the digital era. The vertically-shot visual – which premiered exclusively on Buzzfeed’s Snapchat Discover Channel – posits the smartphone as a creative outlet as opposed to a restraint, flipping the traditional music video model on it’s head by utilizing the smartphone to both shoot and host the video.