Full Crate and dynamic duo The Partysquad love to keep listeners on their toes, and this time they’ve returned with an extremely surprising collaboration on the sassy, feel-good jam “Hot”. After Full Crate’s instrumental riddim “Big Booty Problem” became an instant club hit, Full Crate tagged fellow Amsterdammers The Partysquad to develop “Big Booty Problem” into the anthem “Hot”. The incredibly catchy vocals are performed by newcomers Nick & Navi. The stunning Jamaican born and Los Angeles residing duo happen to be the nieces of Jamaican dance-hall legend Shabba Ranks. With a heavy focus on live instrumental melodies and drums, “Hot” brings an exotic, island vibe that will warm up even the coldest of winter days. The track may be a different sound than prior releases, but The Partysquad and Full Crate are both known for their production diversity; Full Crate plays everything from soul music to deep house, while The Partysquad heads up Rebel Yard Music, which celebrates a diverse array of music.
Ornimental Release Lyric Video for “Love Thy Enemy”
Ft. Lauderdale, FL based metal band Ornimental has released the Lyric Video for their single, “Love Thy Enemy.” Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Love Thy Enemy” is available to stream and download online.
The 405 has shared the new single from Bark Bark Disco entitled “Honey I Love You Now”. It will be featured on the forthcoming LP ‘Holy Smokes’ out 1/26.
Holy Smokes is Bark Bark Disco’s official debut album release.
It features a list of collaborators, including Alison Galea from Beangrowers and was co-produced by the legendary David Vella of Rammstein ‘Sehnsucht’ fame.
St. Louis NuMetal band Discrepancies has released the Official Music Video for their single “Rock the Show,” off of their 2016 released The Awakening. Originally premiered on Huffington Post, “Rock the Show” is a high energy, light hearted departure from the albums more serious tone, and one likely to be a party favorite!
Hot on the heels of Atlanta’s burgeoning record label Quality Control Music’s recently released 30-track compilation Control The Streets Vol.1, is the anticipated music video for standout single “Ice Tray” with Quavo & Lil Yachty (produced by DJ Durel). The compilation landed at #1 on Billboards Hip Hop chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart this week with 51,646 album equivalents sold.
Shot in Atlanta and directed by Millicent Hailes and Quavo, the video depicts lookalikes of the cast of Complex’s Everyday Struggle and features Yachty, all three of the Migos and DJ Durel dripping in diamonds while surrounded by huge blocks of ice.
Nick Fradiani Releases Father-Son Duet of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”
Nick Fradiani and his father, Nick Fradiani Sr., recorded a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” for the holidays. Nick posted the video to his facebook, which currently has 2.5 million views. Now, the father and son have decided to release the song for streaming.
Ryan Chernin “Ashtray Kisses” off his debut Album
“You Know Who You Are” is the culmination of a year’s worth of work in and out of the studio, a sultry collection of songs about life, love, and loss. “What was most important to us was to take our time with it and really make sure it was perfect every step of the way,” Chernin explains. “It was about selecting the right people.” That list of people includes producer John Eugenio, mixer Chris Davies, SNL guitarist Jared Scharff, and renowned bassist James Genus. The result is a maturity and depth that takes most artists years to capture, with Chernin’s quick wit and caustic sense of humor complimenting his raw indie rock sound. ”
Enprog prodigy Emme is back with ‘Kilimanjaro’
South American Emme returns to Enhanced Progressive with a fresh delivery of the Argentine’s infectious melodic sound with ‘Kilimanjaro’.
Tough, tribal and brilliantly energetic, ‘Kilimanjaro’ balances a typically Emme-esque production full of grinding FX, big bass & engrossing atmospherics once again captivating the Enhanced Progressive loyal. Fast becoming a household name on the label, Emme ties off his breakout 2017 with the fantastic ‘Kilimanjaro’.
Rising indie singer and songwriter Sasha Sloan will embark on her first tour in support of Joywave this February. Kicking off on February 10 in Las Vegas, the tour will include shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Nashville, and more through early March.
ERA 9 Drop Club-Ready “Santa’s Naughty List (XMAS Remix)” via New Music Video
Don’t miss this! Montreal, QC’s ERA 9 is one of the most promising, fresh new rock acts of 2017. Combining dynamic, hooky vocals with heavy rock/metal guitars mixed with addictive hip-hop and EDM beats, ERA 9 have created an original sonic blend that never “tries too hard” or becomes predictable, as many attempted rock crossover projects have.
In celebration of the holidays, ERA 9 have dropped another unpredictable, addictive music video for a new track entitled “Santa’s Naughty List (XMAS Remix)”. The track starts out as fun, club-ready trap-hop with a sinister twist, and suddenly veers into an in-your-face low and heavy metal jam. Watch here.
MONKS OF DOOM TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF NEW STUDIO MATERIAL IN 25 YEARS
Victor Krummenacher, Greg Lisher, Chris Pedersen (all from Camper Van Beethoven) and David Immerglück (Counting Crows) collectively known as Monks of Doom, are set to release their first album of all new material since 1993’s Forgery in the Spring of 2018. Recorded over a several years beginning in 2009, The Brontë Pin continues the Monks’ spontaneous forays into the worlds of improvised music, adventurous instrumental work, dystopian paranoia and mind melting psychedelia. Recorded and mixed by Bruce Kaphan (American Music Club, David Byrne, Chris Isaak, The Black Crowes), the album simply picked up where the Monks left off in 2005 with their album of covers, What’s Left For Kicks? By measures more aggressive and more laid back than previous recordings, The Brontë Pin continues in the grand tradition of this exceptional yet reclusive group of musicians, melding myriad influences into a virtuosity hard to define in the world of current music: The Monks fail to fit into any particular indie rock marketing term. They remain untamed, oblique and defiant. They simply are Monks of Doom.
“‘Flare Guns’ concentrates on the constant struggle someone has with the temptation of contacting someone they know they shouldn’t,” Quinn explains. “Our goal in shooting the music video for the song was to capture that story on screen but in an ambiguous style. We really wanted to avoid the expected storylines, and shooting in the middle of a forest in upstate New York really gave us a fresh variety of approaches to try. Chelsea and I never make contact in the video and I think that’s the real essence of the song – a guilty desire that is never fully fulfilled.”
LO-FI SOUL SINGER BABBY RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE “MOTHER”
Lo-fi soul artist Babby releases his mesmerizing single, “Mother”. The track is a beautifully melded combination of gospel and deep electronic tones. With eerie lyrics sung by Babby’s silky smooth tenor, “Mother” is pure ear candy.
Babby, not to be confused with “baby,” began travelling around the state of Maryland from the age of five to perform at various churches under the care of his single mother. His name stems from both the fallen city of Babylon and jazz drummer Baby Dodds.
Given today’s world of instant-gratification and social media over-sharing, the music video for Alex Midi’s latest single “Send” will give fans plenty to relate to. “The idea for the video came from a news report that I saw about “nomophobia” (smartphone separation anxiety). Believe it or not, it’s real and it’s affecting many people. We thought it would be a cool idea to make a video that would spread awareness about this problem, in a way that a little bit satirical. So we shot it as an infomercial on a made-up rehabilitation clinic and the steps you can take to break your smartphone addiction,” said Alex Midi. The official music video for “Send” premiered yesterday via EDMSauce and releases worldwide today December 19 via Aftercluv.
Miami-wunderkind Kaizen ventures into the darker side of electro on his menacing New Noise debut “SIX.” Drawing inspiration from classic late 00’s electro, Kaizen leads with a noir-influenced intro section before plunging into an intense, industrial-tinged electro drop.
Jesse Eplan Debuts New Video for “DESIRE” Off “Trap Harmony” EP
Having recently dropped his brand new EP “Trap Harmony” earlier this year, Singer/Songwriter and Producer Jesse Eplan is back at it with a brand new video debut! “Desire” showcases not only the young star’s voice and skill as a talented producer, but his songwriting ability with a message of perseverance and ferocious tenacity.
wifisfuneral and Lil Skies Form Like Voltron in “LilSkiesFuneral”
Building a loyal fanbase with tight rhymes and moody instrumentals, wifisfuneral broke out in a big way in 2017. Today, the 20-year-old rapper closes out the year with a bang, recruiting SoundCloud phenom Lil Skies for “LilSkiesFuneral.” A hookless celebration of the two emcees’ shared interests, “LilSkiesFuneral” is a cerebral snapper with wifi flashing a percussive flow and Skies taking a more melodic approach to Cris Dinero’s beat. With over 71,000 SoundCloud plays in less than 24 hours, “LilSkiesFuneral” is an excellent example of the cross-regional sound favored by many rising rap stars, with Pennsylvania’s Lil Skies and South Florida’s wifisfuneral finding a common musical language.
NEAL MORSE released the poignant video for “He Died At Home” today exclusively on Popmatters.com.
The song is from his latest solo album, LIFE & TIMES, which will be released February 16 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records/SONY on all digital outlets, as well as CD and vinyl. Pre-orders are now available on Radiant Records’ website.
“He Died At Home” is about a mother’s grief over the loss of her soldier son. As MORSE says, “I had been praying for a roommate of a friend of mine, who was a troubled ex-military guy. The day we were playing in Paris, I woke up to a text saying that sadly, he had died. As I began formulating ideas for a song about him, I remembered that many years ago, I had been at a meeting at a military base in Tennessee. They asked us to pray for their men because almost every week they were going to the funeral of those who had ‘died at home.’”
Lafa Taylor & Aabo Release “Think Of You” Remixes
San Francisco based producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist Aabo, real name Aaron Bortz, has established a thriving reputation via original productions and covers. Earlier this year, his collaborative project with Lafa Taylor called FEEL, amassed an impressive measure of accolades from tastemakers such as NOISEY, Clash Magazine, and Mass Appeal and received remixes from StarRo (Soulection), Flamingosis, Roy Davis JR, Mumbai Science, Penthouse Penthouse, and more, on the full-length album.