Raz Simone – New Album and Video
Raz Simone joins forces with Korean heavy hitter Jay Park to bring us their newest single, Outta Bounds. This song, powered by complex visuals, launches the release of the highly anticipated, Closer, Raz’s first full length project since 2016.
Chicago, IL’s Campdogzz have signed to 15 Passenger, making them the Cursive-owned label’s first signing. The band will release their new album, In Rounds, on August 3, 2018 and today premiered first single “Souvenir” via Brooklyn Vegan. Described as “complete with crunchy but crystal clear guitars and some really strong hooks,” the song follows a brief instrumental to open the album, setting the tone with a pulsating melody that’s as compelling as it is disquieting.
Nickodemus & La Yegros Release New Music Video: “Caballito De Mar”
Veteran New York DJ / producer, Nickodemus, has spent the last 25-years playing music across the world while gathering sounds and scouting new music for his acclaimed Wonderwheel label. Those sounds have now been compiled into Nickodemus’ highly-anticipated new artist album, A Long Engagement, out now via Wonderwheel Recordings. A jam-packed production of 13-tracks and over 10 collaborators, A Long Engagement represents not only Nickodemus’ first solo album in five years, but also his most ambitious one to date.
ANNOUNCEMENT | MTV “Movie & TV Awards” Performers & Presenters
Platinum producer Mustard and Grammy and Golden Globe nominated artist, Nick Jonas will perform the new single “Anywhere” for the first time in its entirety at the 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards.” The world premiere of the video debuted yesterday on MTV. Additionally, Chloe x Halle are set to take the stage for a medley of “The Kids Are Alright” and “Warrior” from their debut album.
The network also announced “Black Panther’s” Michael B. Jordan; Seth Rogen and Kristen Bell, from the new comedy “Like Father;” Mila Kunis of “The Spy Who Dumped Me;” Zendaya and Gina Rodriguez in the upcoming animated film “Smallfoot” and artist and actor, Common are confirmed to present. Additional names will be announced at a later date.
Louis the Child Feat Wafia ‘Better Not’ Video Out Now!
The massive success of ‘Better Not’ continues to rise while the song has already peaked at #1 on the US iTunes Electronic Chart, #1 on HypeMachine, and had a global Snapchat filter for the track on launch. The single is also their best performing track on steaming with nearly 11M streams globally. Having recently wrapped up their epic run at Coachella where the Chicago natives debuted ‘Better Not’ live with Wafia for the first time to a packed Sahara tent, Louis the Child will be bringing their highly interactive live set to a series of other major festivals this spring and summer including Electric Forest and a headlining show at Red Rocks tomorrow night, May 24. Expect more new music coming soon!
Born and raised in Boston, the 24-year-old rapper broke into the national hip-hop scene in early 2014 with the arrival of his debut mixtape Is This Art? The project’s rapturous response landed him as direct support on back-to-back tours with Logic and Mac Miller, which was followed in 2015 by his sophomore project What a Weird Day. The album drew widespread critical acclaim from the likes of Fader, VICE, XXL, MTV (who dubbed him “your favorite every-dude rapper”), amongst many others. Christmas has been a consistent presence on the live circuit ever since, highlighted by a standout performance at Lollapalooza in 2017, the opening slot on What So Not’s sold-out US tour, and guest appearances on Fool’s Gold DAY OFF shows that teased his signing to the beloved Brooklyn indie label. Christmas has honed his lyrical talents and immensely charismatic presentation on the road, and channeled it all in the studio while taking the time to perfect Role Model.
New single from Tancred (ex-Now, Now)
Jess Abbott, formerly of Now, Now, is releasing her second album under the Tancred moniker on June 1st after her breakthrough debut release in 2016. The first track from new LP ‘Nightstand’, “Reviews”, was an NPR First Listen in the US. Similarly to the likes of Waxahatchee and Soccer Mommy she mixes honest, personal lyrics with the keenest of ears for melody.
‘Something Else’ is the third and final single ahead of the album release on June 1st, it would be really great to have your support on this one! Spotify seem to be getting on board too; they’ve added Tancred to various playlists, most recently ‘Your Office Stereo’.
“Blinded Hearts” is a slice of electronic pop from Blinded Hearts and Cammie Robinson
“Rather Be” is the hook-y, effervescent new single from German producer Blinded Hearts and vocalist Cammie Robinson, releasing the effort on Tipsy Records. Robinson’s powerful lyrics and vocal performance have a Lorde-like presence, while Blinded Hearts’ production works engagingly from climatic though lusher verses and a bustling hook, featuring blaring synths and pounding rhythms. “Rather Be” is a catchy effort that comes just in time for warmer weather, fit for sunlit dancing and good times.
BASTILLE UNVEILS VIDEO FOR “QUARTER PAST MIDNIGHT”
Depicting a night on the town gone weird, Bastille’s new video, “Quarter Past Midnight,” immerses viewers in a trippy fever dream of hedonism that spirals out of control. Shot by Austin Peters (who directed Bastille’s “Flaws,” “Laura Palmer” and “Oblivion” videos), it all begins with frontman Dan Smith’s iconic hair being attacked with a razor. He then finds himself taking one surreal turn after another. View the video HERE. Dan Smith says:
NIKI EP (88rising) + new vid out now
Jakarta, Indonesia R&B artist/producer NIKI has released her debut EP Zephyr and with it a video for “Newsflash.” Taking influence from 90’s R&B, the 19-year-old grew up listening to on YouTube the EP is a showcase of her vocal dexterity and songwriting capabilities; a stunning project that people will look back on throughout her career.
Platinum Recording Artist Dorrough Music receives the keys to the city of Dallas for his philanthropic work and community involvement.
With the keys to the city of Dallas in hand, and a renewed merchandise deal with the Dallas Cowboys, Dorrough Music is continuing to make his mark in 2018.
Due to his philanthropic efforts, Dorwin Demarcus Dorrough, otherwise known as Dorrough Music, was awarded the key to the city by Mayor Mike Rawlings declaring July 28 as “Dorrough Day” in Dallas, Texas.
THE FEVER 333 have shared a brand-new song titled “Trigger,” which is available today at all DSPs and for free download at Trigger.TheFever333.com. THE FEVER 333’s vocalist Jason Aalon Butler announced the track in a video clip where he appears in front of Washington, D.C.’s NRA building.
ZAYN has released “Entertainer,” his new single via RCA Records, available now at all DSPs. “Entertainer” was co-written by ZAYN and recorded in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. You can listen to the track here.
After years of hard work and dedication, Talitha Giusti and Chris Hargrave of Fishtank have released a single titled “Feels So Good” off of their upcoming album, “Why Am I Swimming Around Like This?” Filled with mystical vocals and a high energy vibe, “Feels So Good” is sure to get you in dance party mood.
New release from Juice WRLD “Goodbye & Good Riddance” on Grade A Productions/Interscope Records
Chicago rapper Juice WRLD has released Goodbye & Good Riddance, out now on Grade A Productions/Interscope Records. “Lean Wit Me,” a cut from the project, debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show this morning as his World Record.
Montreal rapper Lou Phelps specializes in shifting his flow to best fit skittering instrumentals created by some of the best beatmakers in his city’s underground scene. Teaming up with the most prominent producer to emerge from the MTL underground, his brother KAYTRANADA, Lou Phelps defiantly charts his own path on the whirring “Want To (For The Youth).” In the video, Phelps filters his existence through stylish lo-fi effects, driving his SUVs through a backdrop evocative of ’80s PSAs, dancing in the snow, and warping in a laundromat, all as his corporeal form transistions in and out of the frame. Premiered by Complex, “Want To” is a prime example of Phelps’ distinct blend of electronic and rap, flashing a doubletime flow to deliver a worthwhile message to the world’s youth. “Want To” is Phelps’ second video of 2018, following the trippy clip for the candy-colored disco-funk single “Come Inside,” premiered in March by Billboard.
Dermot Kennedy Releases Official “Young & Free” Music Video
Since the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape with Mike Dean (The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Kanye West) which featured lead single “Young & Free” as well as Dean’s remix of “Moment’s Passed,” Dermot has amassed over 200 million streams worldwide and over two million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. His recent run of 60+ headline dates around the globe all sold out in advance (some in a matter of minutes) which has cemented the young Dublin artist as one of the hardest working and revered live prospects of the moment. At this year’s SXSW he was widely regarded as “The breakout act of 2018” (New York Times), with the Los Angeles Times describing him as “on the verge of breaking out” and NPR describing his performance as “next level.”
The 4th Annual RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Rally and Concert attracted motorcycle enthusiasts and rock music fans alike and raised some $50,000 for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Dio Cancer Fund co-founder and president Wendy Dio warmly greeted those who gathered in Glendale for the Ride before once again leading the procession of motorcycle riders for the morning RIDE to Los Encinos Park in Encino, California. Among those participating in the RIDE this year were actors Star Fields (Sons of Anarchy) and Al Coronel (The Last Ship), actor and musician E.J. Curse, Faster Pussycat’s Taime Downe and former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, plus Dio Cancer Fund Medical Director Dr. Sandy Kapoor and event sponsor KLOS Radio air personality Frank Kramer of the Frosty, Heidi and Frank morning show.