Young Galaxy releases ‘Catch Your Breath’
Showcasing the band’s new independence, “Catch Your Breath” tackles neo-liberalism and the rise of nationalism in so-called democratic countries As the band puts it, “Catch Your Breath was written for that feeling of arrival at the frontier – a place outside the wave of fear, corruption, and capitalist greed we are used to living within. It is about the rush and respite of breaking away from expectations, about stepping over the threshold into the natural, the unknown, in order to inhabit it and learn to thrive..”
RAYE ‘Cigarette’ With Mabel and Stefflon Don Out Now on Interscope Records
Fresh from the success of her smash ‘Decline’ and a BRIT Award nomination for ‘Best Single’ with Jax Jones, RAYE today releases brand new tune ‘Cigarette’ featuring Mabel and Stefflon Don.
Sir Foster – I’m A Beast (feat. Bonecrusher & Pastor Troy)
Sir Foster recruits fellow ATLiens-and southern hip hop legends-Bonecrusher and Pastor Troy for his new single. “I’m A Beast” is a tour de force from the opening moments of the song. Sir Foster’s Keyboard Solo is a really unexpected twist, and his production has elements of both EDM and southern hip hop. Bonecrusher and Pastor Troy are in vintage form here, and they deliver everything will expect from them. This song should rock clubs—and stadiums—well into the summer.
Today, Los Angeles based alternative artist Vaines shares his debut track “Nobody Like You” exclusively premiering on The 405. The 405 wrote of the track, “Building off a foundation of alternative R&B, which will make comparisons to The Weeknd inevitable, ‘Nobody Like You’ is bristling with raw energy. Gaines’ breathy vocal performance conveys his desperation, while the instrumentals pulse with power. It is an exciting and promising debut from this burgeoning artist.”
DJ 4TiFy Newest Single “It Ain’t Complicated” Ft. Mickey Shiloh Out Now
This month, Los Angeles DJ/producer—DJ 4TiFy—released his newest original single “It Ain’t Complicated” featuring Mickey Shiloh. The track is a mesh of smooth R&B vocals and danceable beats; acting as a perfect display of 4TiFy’s talent in producing catchy compositions fit for both the bedroom and the club.
CHASE Shows No Signs of Slowing Down with “No Brakes”
Today, February 23, 2018, Colorado born, LA based rapper, Chase, released “No Brakes,” from his upcoming “The Chase LP.” Fusing both pop and hip hop, “No Brakes” is a testament to all that the 20 year old rapper is capable of, and is the 2nd single to be released from the forthcoming LP, following lead single, ‘Platinum.’
Just four months since its release, the official music video for Dominican talent Lirico En La Casa’s “El Motoricto” went viral, garnering 14 million views on Youtube and generating over 12 million streams across digital platforms. The world swiftly took notice of this energetic and electrifying young talent, and Aftercluv thrilled to spread his indomitable dembow sound and electric lyrics with the global dance community. From working out to lighting up the dance floor at your favorite club, this track is definitely poised to be on of the year’s most talked about hits.
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!”
Protoje releases his new single “Bout Noon” today (Feb. 23) across all digital and streaming platforms. Produced by Winta James and Lamont “Monty” Savory, “Bout Noon” is confirmed on Protoje’s upcoming fourth studio album to be released by In.Digg.Nation Collective/Overstand Entertainment under license to Mr Bongo & Easy Star Records (US).
CRISIX: Barcelona-Based Thrashers Unleash “Get Out Of My Head”
In advance of its release, the band is pleased to unveil the hilarious visual accompaniment to the track “Get Out Of My Head.” “‘Get Out Of My Head’ talks about the stupid pop hit songs that you hear everywhere on the radio, TV, on the bus, in the bar… The melodies get stuck in your head, even if you hate them,” comments the band. “The video story is a parody of reality talent shows. CRISIX members act as all characters from the jury to the contestants.”
DAANI – ‘Two Hands’
DAANI is a Nashville-based musical power punch who blends electro-pop and modern R&B sounds to create a vibe that caresses you with each note and syllable. She’s diving head-first into a series of new releases this year after cutting her teeth touring and performing as a backing vocalist for music’s most legendary acts from Miley Cyrus to Sheryl Crow, Amos Lee, The Roots and more.
Having trained as a jazz vocalist at The New School in NYC, she delivers colorful and strong lyrics with true control and emotion that leave the listener feeling the subtle intensity of her songwriting. DAANI’s influences range from the soul of Stevie Wonder to the 90’s energy of Celine and Mariah, rounded off with present day sensibilities akin to Sia and Jessie Ware; she has created her own distinctive musical mélange that is both classic and relevant.
The Naked And Famous Release “Young Blood (Stripped)”
Today, The Naked and Famous return with their latest offering from their upcoming album ‘A Still Heart’ (Somewhat Damaged/Kobalt Music Recordings), a stripped back version of their US certified platinum hit, “Young Blood”. Putting a gorgeous and tender new spin on the track, the band once again displays the otherworldly harmonies from co-vocalists Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith backed solely by an acoustic guitar and piano.
Tremends release new single “Now We Know”
Tremends return in 2018 with their new single and video “Now We Know”. The music is a groovy, danceable track with a distinct Miami tone and musical winks at such bands as The Police and Soda Stereo. The single comes at the heels for a busy live season for the band, having played at several open air festivals in late 2017 including III Points, House Of Creatives, and Transatlantic Fest.
Deorro Samples His Son’s Voice for “Offspring”
Deorro wreaks havoc on “Offspring,” an electro house crowd pleaser released on Dim Mak. Delivering his signature Melbourne bounce sound, the track features supercharged synths and a tremendous big room drop. “Offspring” is also aptly named: Deorro samples his son’s voice, lending the release emotional significance. The hard-hitting track is the California native’s first single of the new year and arrives as Deorro joins select dates on Steve Aoki’s Kolony US Tour.
Classixx remix Lawrence Rothman
LA-based producer/singer/songwriter Lawrence Rothman enlisted electronic-duo Classixx to remix single ‘Wolves Still Cry’ from Lawrence’s debut album The Book Of Law, out last fall via Interscope/Downtown. Check out the track below along with a live performance of ‘Wolves’ on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Australia’s LUNA Releases Her Unapologetic, Honest, and Direct Debut EP, BAD
Today, February 23, 2018, Australian singer LUNA, released her debut EP, BAD. It’s rare to uncover an artist with a world-class voice and an unmistakably authentic sound to match, but BAD proves that LUNA is exactly that and much more with an alluring combination of soaring, powerful vocals & unapologetic lyrics, layered over a hard hitting contemporary alt-pop soundscape. BAD is a revelation, and like it’s creator, is bold and daring.
Breakout pop sensation A L P H A returns with a new song made for the dance-floor. Literally! “The BPM of the song is 105.300 which gives the song the perfect dance tempo without making it too fast for the audience to understand, but still fast enough to keep their attention,” says Alpha. The track tells the tale of a romance formed on the club. To accentuate the story, Alpha gives the production a deeper, more emotional feel as the low-end thumps and the lyrics pulse.
Miami Artist ToBy Newest Mixtape ‘ToBySeason Vol. 1’
Miami rapper (now based in Los Angeles)—ToBy—releases his newest mixtape, ToBySeason Vol. 1. Entirely produced by Datakrash (aka Aleksander Vinter, formally SAVANT) in the short time ToBy has made Los Angeles home, ToBySeason Vol. 1 is a hallmark of ToBy’s musical influences; from satire to hip-hop, rap, and r&b, all the way to his electronic undertones when composing together relatable anthems.
Billboard premieres the “mesmerizing” video for “Tell Me The Ghost”, the title track from Tom Gallo’s forthcoming release. While Gallo has collaborated with everyone from Kanye West to famed Icelandic producer Alex Somers, Tell Me The Ghost is his first full-length and will be available on March 30 via Tone Tree Music. The record marks his first release in five years, following the 2013 EP Continuation Day. Mixed by Tchad Blake and self-produced, Tell Me The Ghost showcases Gallo’s wide range of talent in its purest forms. “Tell Me The Ghost” as well as the album’s first two singles are now available on Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon Music.
Felix Cartal Sends a Meaningful Message with “Runaway”
Felix Cartal teamed up with vocalist REGN for his stunning new track “Runaway” on Physical Presents / Enhanced Music, and it’s one that will resonate deeply with listeners on and off the dancefloor. “Runaway” carries power in REGN’s passionate voice and angsty lyrics that are perfectly complemented by Mr. Cartal’s moody piano melodies and deep, groovy basslines; it delivers a message that is rebellious but also encouraging in its authenticity. Just as “Runaway” speaks of listening to one’s own voice, so it seems has Felix Cartal. 2017 proved to be a monumental year for the producer, who was included in Billboard’s “13 Dance Artists Who Dominated 2017” feature and made it into their “50 Best Dance/Electronic Songs of 2017” for his “Get What You Give” single. “Based on the producer’s newfound sound and vision for the project (…) it looks like Cartal is now leading the charge and owning it,” quoted the renowned music publication. There has never been a better time for Felix Cartal, and “Runaway” further proves that he is truly stepping into his own. Also, “Runaway” is a single off Felix’s forthcoming album.
GLASS HANDS “WAITING ROOM” Official Music Video
Indiana metalcore band GLASS HANDS has released the Official Music Video for their single “Waiting Room.” Filmed, directed, and edited by Brian “Bone” Thorburn at Threshold Studios in Indianapolis, based on concepts from Glass Hands and Brian “Bone” Thorburn, “Waiting Room” is the debut single off of Glass Hand’s upcoming EP.
Schultz & Forever – Alone – The New Single
The debut album from Schultz & Forever has been a long time coming, but Jonathan Schultz (the man behind the musical moniker) has spent the time exploring and delving into his artistic core. The writing process has been free, wild and joyful.
Miami duo and Quality Control Music’s first ladies, City Girls, just dropped off a new visual for their money-hungry anthem “Where The Bag At?”. Watch JT and Young Miami take over a strip club while spitting savagery as dancers throw down all around them. Stay tuned for a new City Girls mixtape coming soon.
New EP from Portland’s Indie Rock Band: Hemmit
“One Ultra” – a six-song solo EP from Hemmit drummer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Keith Fleming — is a freshly-crafted batch of rich, tightly-woven indie rock and pop songs blending elements of lo-fi garage rock, lush power pop and 80’s synth rock. You’ll hear influences from Ty Segall, Best Coast, Guided By Voices and Sloan.
Solid Muse debut compilation album called “New World”
“New World” is an open-ended theme we proposed to artists for the album. To us, it is an expression of today’s exciting and ever evolving music scene encapsulating everything from the technology used to make music to the styles being created to the listeners around the globe. Our aim is to support and promote artists and good music so we are very excited to have been able to organise this album and work with such talented and diverse artists as part of this.
Baltimore rapper Apollo teams up with DJ-Sun for a new banger, titled ‘Yuck.’ This is Apollo’s first release since hitting 150,000 plays on Spotify with his single ‘Say Something.’ The near 4-minute track showcases Apollo’s ability to effortlessly change flows, jump into different pockets like a seasoned veteran, and deliver witty and bars. The production from DJ-Sun (IG: @j4s0n_n0b1e) complements every line to perfection as Apollo lyrically bobs-and-weaves through the beat. This is just a taste of what is to come as the Baltimore native gears up to release his long-anticipated project ‘Test Flight’, which is coming very soon.