FELSKINN ‘Mind Over Matter’ Album In March
Swiss heavy rock / metal band, FELSKINN, feat. Maxxwell, Live/Wire and Krokus members, have signed with European label ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. FELSKINN’s third album ‘Mind Over Matter’, includes 12 tracks and was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRIMAL FEAR, PRETTY MAIDS), to be out on March 16, 2018. The new lyric video for the song ‘Pictures In My Dreams’, feat. guest stars: Mike Terrana, Mandy Meyer & Jgor Gianola, can be viewed below.
GRAMMY nominated rap superstar Cardi B rounds out an all-star 2017 by releasing her next smash single, “Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 Savage. While Cardi is currently featured on several hit tracks – G-eazy’s “No Limit” ft. A$AP Rocky, Migos’ “Motorsport” ft. Nicki Minaj, and Ozuna’s “La Modelo” – “Bartier Cardi” marks the rapper’s official second single release follow up to this year’s breakthrough smash “Bodak Yellow.”
Lapel – “Less Of A Woman” Track
Lapel is the new solo project from SF music scene veteran Debbie Neigher who has claimed her place in the spotlight spending years as a backing vocalist and keyboardist sitting in with bands like Ezra Furman, Curls (Christopher Owens), and The Family Crest. Her forthcoming debut record Periphery was co-produced by Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Tune-Yards) and Neigher herself and was recorded at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone studios– marking a new sound for her, trading piano-based indie pop for an immersive electronic sound, with contributions from members of Geographer and Astronauts, Etc.
Curtis Mayz Lets Loose with Fan Favorite “Joose”
Fresh off the heels of releasing a stellar album in “TripleDiziac”, Curtis Mayz is back with a visual for a fan favorite “Joose”. “Joose” is a single that showcases Curtis Mayz versatility while adding a West Coast element to his repertoire. The audio release of “Joose” was well received by fans as well as taste-makers alike, while also garnering support from Hot New Hip Hop, DJ Booth, Day And A Dream and more.
Quality Control shares new video from Kollision
Quality Control artist Kollision just released a new video for his melodic Quay Global produced track titled “Space Cadet”. The song by the rising newcomer was one of the pleasant surprises in the company of high-profile names featured on the tracklisting off the recent Control The Streets Vol. 1 compilation the label released last week which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hip Hop Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200 albums Chart.
Two of the biggest names in hip hop, Quavo and Travis Scott, have come together to form Huncho Jack, the ultimate conglomerate. After months of both artists teasing that they have been in the studio cooking up music together, the anticipated album titled Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho arrives today just in time for the holidays. The cover art to the project was done by renowned artist Ralph Steadman, responsible for iconic imagery including the cover to Hunter S. Thompson’s classic novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Huncho Jack also announces they will perform as a group for the first time ever live on national television at Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018.
After being part of various local bands as guitarist / singer in Gothenburg, Swedish Alexander Asp moved to LA where he studied at the Musicians Institute and continued to play with different bands. After some years he decided to move back to Sweden to begin his journey as a solo artist.
The gold selling debut single ”Cold Winter Love” was released December 2016. Alex writes self-perceived lyrics mostly jamming with his guitar straight out of his heart. Here is ”New Love Affair”, a song about a young man´s search for true love.
21-year old Interscope recording artist Alex Aiono continues to release new material with “One At A Time feat. T-Pain” today, December 22nd. The track was co-written by Aiono and T-Pain and produced by Tommy Brown and Dre Moon. “One At A Time feat. T-Pain” follows the release of Aiono’s latest single “Does It Feel Like Falling” and is available at all digital retailers today.
Scored by Suicideyear, “Flood” is a film that shows a near-future Louisiana where young and old are lost in a grand, social-action-role-play-game. In the real world, cities and projects lie abandoned.
Director Peter Marsden (of LuckyMe) shot the film this past summer, with dialogue taken from real interviews conducted with children around New Orleans. Suicideyear’s “Flood,” taken from his latest EP Hate Songs, soundtracks the film: it’s vocal swells and clattering hip hop drums set the perfect backdrop to a world between the real and the digital.
Illect Recordings artist James Gardin and producer Ess Be collaborate to spread some Christmas cheer with “Momma’s Stove”.
Gardin says, “A lot of us focus on gifts that are under the Christmas tree, but for me the best gift is breaking bread with loved ones and just being in their presence.”
This holiday season, try to appreciate the people you have at the table with you and show them love, because that gift is truly priceless.
Vast Asteroid video for ‘Spacegaze’
About the recording of Spacegaze, drummer Mark Reback says: “Rancho de la Luna Studio host extraordinaire + co-conspirator Dave Catching of Eagles Of Death Metal, joined Vast Asteroid with his guitar magic on a late night totally improvised jam that we were lucky to capture on tape, and is presented on the album’s closing song ‘Spacegaze’, with no overdubs or editing, and the wind and rain and chimes were recorded real time from the front porch of the studio during the storm outside while we were jamming… It all adds up to pure sonic magic.”
Today, multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls release their single, “So Alive (Acoustic)”. On Thursday, the band announced a special free download of the song for their fans ahead of the official release saying, “We’re so happy to have a little gift to give the people who keep the life in this band. Thank you for keeping us going. Hoping your holidays are amazing!”.
STATE OF SOUND RELEASE “HIGH ON YOU” EP (ACOUSTIC) TODAY
Today, Stockholm duo State of Sound release the High On You EP (Acoustic) via Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records. The EP consists of four acoustic versions of the songs found on their recently released High On You EP. State of Sound’s High On You EP (Acoustic) is available now at all digital retail providers.
GUCCI MANE IS “EL GATO: THE HUMAN GLACIER”
Atlantic recording artist Gucci Mane will wrap up his incredible 2017 with the release of an eagerly anticipated new street album. “EL GATO: THE HUMAN GLACIER” arrives everywhere today, Friday, December 22nd.
“EL GATO: THE HUMAN GLACIER” was heralded last week in a series of tweets from Gucci Mane himself, earning a wide range of media attention from outlets including Billboard, HipHopDX, XXL, HotNewHipHop, Rap-Up, and High Snobiety. The 11-track collection was produced by Southside (Kodak Black, Future) and executive produced by Guwop a.k.a. El Gato.
The melodic track showcases the boys’ evolution since their viral smash “Rolex”. “Like Us” was produced by Jazze Pha (Snoop Dogg, T.I, Ciara), 94Skrt (Kodak Black, Austin Mahone), and Reuel (Fetty Wap). The song also features a sample from 90s hit “One of Us” by Joan Osborne.
The boys have had an exciting year following the release of “Rolex” with performances on Nickelodeon’s Halo Awards, MTV’s TRL and Wild N’ Out, as well as upcoming appearances on Fear Factor and Nickelodeon’s New Year’s Eve special. “Rolex” was also named by Amazon Music’s Alexa as the most requested song lyric for 2017.
NYC’s Late Sea release The Writer’s Trilogy EP & haunting video for “Sound of Silence”
Late Sea are not afraid to create music that challenges listeners to question and reimagine everything they know. Jerusalem-born singer and composer Izzy Gliksberg and his band craft lush, dynamic soundscapes that fall somewhere between experimental electronic rock and indie-pop. The band’s new EP The Writers Trilogy explores this unique musical confluence. Gliksberg’s cryptic lyricism, delivered in his trademark sing-speak style, fearlessly traverses the dark terrain that he and his bandmates create.
Alina Baraz had an incredible 2017 – a sold out US headlining tour in the spring followed by opening for Coldplay in the fall and viral hit “Electric” f. Khalid, her first new music since her Urban Flora EP and first official release on Mom + Pop. Along with remixes from Marian Hill, R3hab, Tim Gunter and Electric Mantis, “Electric” has garnered over 130M streams worldwide and continues to grow exponentially.
This fall, Alina shared two new tracks in anticipation of her debut album, “Buzzin” & “Lavender & Velvet”. Today, Alina shares the new video for “Buzzin”, the first official video we see Alina star in with some of her iconic imagery. The video is available exclusively over the next two weeks on Apple Music.
GRAMMY®-nominated superstar Kesha has unveiled her cover of show-stopping track “This Is Me,” off “The Greatest Showman – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (available now via Atlantic Records). The uplifting song, originally performed by Keala Settle, was praised on Oprah’s Favorite Things List 2017 (“‘This Is Me’ should be everyone’s theme song”) in addition to receiving a nomination for Best Original Song – Motion Picture at the 75th annual Golden Globes. The 20th Century Fox musical film, which hit theaters this past Wednesday, received three total Golden Globe nominations, also including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by and Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Hugh Jackman).
Today, Chris Dave and The Drumhedz release “Dat Feelin’ (ft. SiR).” The track premiered at Billboard, who said “on the infectious, head-bobber… Dave and the Drumhedz lay down an indelible groove rhythm strengthened by blaring horns, funk-flavored drum ticks, and jazzy piano lines reminiscent of D.C’s underground go-go culture. ” The song is taken from The Drumhedz’ debut self-titled album, out January 26th via Blue Note Records.
Miami Rapper TOBY Releases Official Music Video “90’s Babies”
ToBy says of the single: “When coming up with the ’90’s Babies’ concept we took a long hard look at the ideas of storytelling outlined in Joseph Cambell’s Hero of a Thousand Faces. We wanted to create a universe spearheaded by the version of ToBy that acts as the “zero to hero” type, ambling through life until he comes face-to-face with powers beyond his understanding. The choice to go 3D in the music video came from studying different styles of art that both Aleks and I grew up with; namely anime and mecha tv shows and comic books. ’90’s Babies’ was the first song we had ever worked on together (2 or 3 years ago), so it felt right to give it the spotlight as the single for the upcoming mixtape.”
DJ Spinz Steps Out From Behind The Boards, Shares “One Night” Video with E. Lucas
An influential figure on Atlanta’s streets, Spinz is a tastemaker who knows talent when he sees it. His latest find is a young rapper from Mississippi named E. Lucas, a trap star with a melodic flow. Today, Spinz and E. Lucas share “One Night,” a hypnotic trap anthem with twinkling keys, off-key percussion, and dancing hi-hats. Released in October, “One Night” grew into a local hit, garnering over 200k plays on SoundCloud, 50k streams on Spotify, and over 100 spins weekly on terrestrial radio. Best known as a producer and DJ, “One Night” finds Spinz stepping behind the mic for the first time, impressing with a melodic cadence. In the video, Spinz and E. Lucas party with some fine ladies at a deserted warehouse, before ending their night at a diner. In a sinister twist, the video reveals that the main action is a mere memory of Spinz, who is kidnapped by masked assailants.
BLVK JVCK TEAMS WITH MYSTERIOUS R&B SINGER/SONGWRITER H.E.R.
Electronic production duo BLVK JVCK returns with a sophomore single, “Mine Luv,” featuring young rising R&B singer/songwriter H.E.R. – arriving today via Big Beat Records, alongside an official lyric video.
Flexing his rhyming prowess over innovative instrumentals from his hometown’s best producers, Montreal rapper Wasiu brings complex concepts to life through his music. Telling a tale of a complex relationship with mythological imagery over a halting electronic production courtesy of Soulection’s Da-P, Wasiu shows his talent on “Odyssey.” Directed by Maxime Deroschers, the video is rife with mythological and religious symbol, finding Wasiu relaxing in his castle and disturbed by the presence of a beautiful woman. While the woman begins the video as pure and innocent, she becomes a succubus as she plunges into a dark liquid, turning Wasiu’s dream into a nightmare and leaving him a husk of his former self. Premiered by ELEVATOR, “Odyssey” is a highlight from MTLiens 2, Wasiu’s recent album. Featuring an all-star cast of producers from Montreal, including Kaytranada, High Klassified (The Weeknd, Future, as well as guest appearances from hometown heroes including KNLO and Lou Phelps, MTLiens 2 is a tribute to and product of Montreal’s rich underground music scene and all of its intricacies.
After releasing their collaborative project 50 Backwoods via Fool’s Gold, Brooklyn’s Nick Hook and Teklife’s DJ Earl are back with a music video for “Mood Right Now.” The hazy visual shot and directed by WEIRDDANE opens with DJ Earl in front of his hometown Chicago’s skyline and immediately transports viewers to the projects place of creation, Hook’s Brooklyn studio. Read more at FACT here.
REACH Reveal ‘The Great Divine’ Album Details
Swedish melodic hard rock band REACH is back – now as a power trio with a new album and video. First song to be revealed is the album title track “The Great Divine” and will be available on all digital platforms on Friday December 22nd. It will be accompanied by a video telling the story about the thin line between making it and breaking it.
The new material consists of 10 songs written by Ludvig Turner ranging from the modern up-tempo “Running on Empty” to the spooky “Nightmare”, the moody “River Deep”, the catchy “One Life” and the straight forward hard rock tune “Into Tomorrow” that sets the opening for the album.
Skope single submission: Da Foundation, “Chu Knoo”
Formed in 2009, the group consists of “Mu Smoova” Mustaiin Lawrence and “Mile Casso” Malcolm Lawrence, who are brothers. “We wanted to remain versatile. We wanted to step outside the box and give the fans no limit to what is expected from us. Just wait and see what we’re working next.”