Interscope Records and Jordan have collaborated on a limited-edition Air Jordan III sneaker in celebration of this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend, taking place in the label’s home city of Los Angeles. This is the first time the record label and brand have collaborated on a shoe.
In addition to the shoe, The Interscope and Air Jordan experience will launch this weekend to support NBA All-Star. The build out consists of a full consumer experience, on-site customization and live music. Interscope has built a fully functioning studio on campus where their artists will be utilizing equipment throughout the weekend. So far, recording artist and producer Pi’erre Bourne, Shady Records artist Boogie, Smino and LVRN’s Lou The Human have all visited the studio.
UK born DJ and producer Billy Kenny has unveiled his brand new ‘Seahorses’ EP with the production set to drop on his own highly acclaimed label ‘This Ain’t Bristol’, ahead of his eagerly anticipated European tour.
single: PHZ-SICKS, “RUN IT”
PHZ-Sicks is releasing a new single from the album on the 23rd of each month leading up to the album’s summer drop. “Every MC sometimes hears a beat and just want to rhyme,” PHZ says about his new single. “Test how dope you can be on the mic, how you can change rhyme patterns, or just be plain dope. This is pretty much that. This is just a heads up that when it comes to rap, I do this and I do it proudly.”
kidDEAD – “Gold Skulls”
kidDEAD is coming out full-swinging with his new release Gold Skulls. Gold Skulls comes with production from Banzulu, based out of Denver, CO. kidDEAD and Banzulu are actually hometown friends who have both made names for themselves in their prospective genres and have reunited for this track. With kidDEAD’s powerful anti-authoritarian lyrics and Banzulu’s laid back vibes, this track is sure to make you feel something.
The Magic Numbers Announce new album & share first single
‘Outsiders’ runs with the theme of the outsider and misfit, capturing the Stodart & Gannon siblings with a grittier sensibility, evident on ‘Sweet Divide’. It’s the fifth album from the band that signed to Heavenly Records, surpassed a million album sales, scored a fleet of Top 10 singles and bagged a Mercury nomination. Along the way, the band have collaborated with artists including Damon Albarn (Africa Express), Jane Birkin, Spiritualized and Villagers, whilst Michele Stodart has also released two well-received solo albums.
The Pale White release new single ‘Loveless’
Emerging Newcastle indie-rock trio, The Pale White return with their new single ‘Loveless’ on February 23rd on Illegal Cinema Records. Produced by John Martindale and the band at Blank Studios, this explosive track is the shot to the arm British rock needs right now.
THE SHADOWBOXERS JOIN JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’S TOUR AS OPENING ACT
Poised to be 2018’s biggest breakout act, American pop band THE SHADOWBOXERS will take their dynamic live show on the road this year as they join their mentor Justin Timberlake for the first leg of his highly-anticipated Man of the Woods Tour as the opening act on 30+ arena dates across the country. Tickets for the tour on sale now and VIP information is coming soon, with packages going on sale March 2.
Rich The Kid’s Debut Album ‘The World Is Yours’ Out March 30
On March 30, Rich The Kid will release his debut album The World Is Yours on Interscope Records/ Rich Forever Music. The New York-bred rapper currently has two tracks charting on the Billboard Hot 100: “Plug Walk” (at #62) and “New Freezer” ft. Kendrick Lamar (at #53.)
Wednesday night at the Brit Awards, Lamar announced the release date for The World Is Yours during his performance of “New Freezer.” With Rich The Kid joining him onstage, Lamar added a new line to the track: “Rich The Kid’s album on the way, March 30, save the date.”
RICH HOMIE QUAN RELEASES “34” SECOND TRACK FROM RICH AS IN SPIRIT
Rich Homie Quan – the young Atlanta-based rapper who sold millions of singles as an independent artist – has unveiled his second single, “34,” from his debut album, Rich As In Spirit, dropping soon.
elly Announce First Album in 23 years ‘DOVE’
On May 4, Belly return with DOVE, their first full length album release in 23 years. The album was recorded and produced and recorded by band member Tom Gorman alongside longtime friend of the group Paul Q. Kolderie (Hole, Throwing Muses, Radiohead). Today, the band shared “Shiny One,” the first single to be released from the forthcoming album.
NYC indie-punk scenesters The Nectars release second single ‘I Want It’
New Jersey mavericks The Nectars have landed with their brand new single ‘I Want It’. It’s a succulent slice of indie-punk topped with a heavy dose of rock attitude and sweet pop sass.
Metroplane unveil new single ‘Word of Mouth’ feat. Bree Runway
Metroplane deliver their fresh single ‘Word of Mouth’, an uptempo and rhythmic release set to arrive on Danny Howard’s Nothing Else Matters label.
Mastersystem (Frightened Rabbit x Editors collab) debut song
Mastersytem will release their debut album on April 6th via Physical Education. Mastersystem are a project comprised of two musical siblings, a collaborative effort featuring Scott Hutchinson and Grant Hutchinson (Frightened Rabbit), Justin Lockey (Editors), James Lockey (Minor Victories).
Third Man Records and Queens rapper SHIRT release video for 180 Grams – Climate Change
Queens rapper SHIRT is excited to share a behind the scenes look into the making of his album Pure Beauty. Weaving in and out of fan favorite single “Climate Change,” this mini documentary unveils SHIRT’s first visit to Third Man Pressing in Detroit, as the team there put together the vinyl packaging of his label debut album. The limited edition collectible vinyl package features cover art by famed artist John Baldersari, a detachable usb with 1,000 images taken around the world by Shirt, other bonus content and a Baldessari-inspired tee and is available today at thirdmanstore.com/bands/shirt.
For almost three years now, fans of the duo have been privy to their constant growth, keening harmonies and genuine musical moments, including stylish videos for “Drop” and “Fall.” They have watched an evolution in beautiful progress as Chloe x Halle gave glimpses of the magic that was to come through their creative covers and gorgeously understated videos of covers of some of today’s most popular songs in every genre. Whether on YouTube, Instagram, concert stages, magazine fashion spreads or television appearances, Chloe x Halle left memorable impressions and built anticipation for their debut full-length release.
The Modern Strangers announce first EP
Fronted by brothers Max & Archie Davenport, they first sprang to life in the summer of 2016 off the back of debut single Vanilla, earning them early support from BBC Introducing in Kent and BBC Radio 1. They spent 2017 releasing seminal singles Hot Rain, Margarita and Coco Hello in the midst of a busy summer of shows, winning new fans eager to hear more from their incendiary live set.
Ellie Occleston Sparkles on Debut Single ‘Splinters’
North London newcomer Ellie Occleston announces the release of her debut single, the haunting, evocative Splinters, showcasing the 18-year-old’s incredible talent and providing the first chapter in a songbook that has been years in the making.
New Album Release from We Were Sharks
Six piece punkers WE WERE SHARKS have released their new album Lost Touch today. “We’re super excited that Lost Touch is finally out!” exclaims Randy Frobel, who has been handling lead vocals since the Canadian group’s inception. Described as “an absolute riot of bounce-off-the-walls rhythms and fist-in-the-air melodies,” Frobel continues, “A lot of blood, sweat and tears were put into this album and we couldn’t be more proud of it. Massive thank you for everyone who’s been with us since (2012’s) Highways. Buckle up and get ready for a crazy 2018!”
“The first demo I have for ‘Holy War’ is from December 2015,” says lead vocalist, Sam Melo. “The lyrics were tongue-in-cheek, even a little humorous at the time. Over the past few years, those same words have become more ominous – something that has caused me to wrestle with the value of passionate belief.”
WIINSTON MAKES MAJOR LABEL DEBUT WITH NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, “ROSA”
Capitol Records has signed WIINSTON and is introducing the breakout Danish duo in the States with the new single “Rosa.” With its hazy texture and sleepy groove, “Rosa” perfectly embodies WIINSTON’s singular sound: a darkly cinematic take on electronic R&B that stirs up intense emotion and mesmerizes with its indelible melody.