Together as Scratch Massive, French duo Maud Geffray and Sébastien Chenut have been making electro-tinged slow-motion house since 1999. With multiple full-lengths and original soundtracks under their belt, these two have a knack for crafting moody, cinematic bangers. “Last Dance” fits this model to a tee with its slow burn and stunning video. Released today on bORDEL Records, “Last Dance” is the first taste of Scratch Massive’s upcoming record GARDEN OF LOVE.
SPOOK THE HORSES: Svbterranean Premieres Interactive “Made Shapeless”
Svbterranean is pleased to offer up the North American premiere of “Made Shapeless,” the interactive new video from New Zealand-based atmospheric metal unit SPOOK THE HORSES. The ethereal tune comes by way of the band’s People Used To Live Here full-length released last year via Pelagic Records.
New Video! NIKI “Newsflash!”
The music video is classy but incredibly sassy. With lyrics that basically reiterate the basic concept of consent aka ‘No Means No’, NIKI reminds you of your worth and that you should never settle for less. Dressed to the nines in vintage wear, she’s powerful, sexy and fancy even, with her fur coats and all the glitzy accessories.
Redefining L.A. gangster music with a club-ready sheen, RJMrLA fills dancefloors with momentous bangers. Joining forces with Rae Sremmurd, RJ shares the video for “Hard Way,” produced by DJ Mustard. Switching up his signature style to make room for dancing jazz flutes, Mustard serves up a slapper for the three rappers to devour. Though it boasts a typically entrancing hook from Swae Lee and a boisterous verse from Slim Jxmmy, RJ commands the spotlight in “Hard Way,” popping champagne and making it rain in the video. With over 7.8 million plays on Spotify, “Hard Way” is a breakout hit from The Ghetto, a joint album by RJ and DJ Mustard, released in December. Premiered by The FADER, “Hard Way” follows the Highsnobiety-premiered video for “Is It Mine,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.
Up and Coming artist, Sterling Infinity, makes his entrance into pop music with the release of his latest single “#Hypnotized (Pyramid Black Remix)”. The single exclusively premiered on This Is The Latest who proclaims, “With an empowering, captivating vocal prowess – a seemingly effortless range and a stunning rich vibrato – Sterling’s career continues to go from strength to strength.” The track brings synth-rock and house music together with a timeless rhythm.
Buju Banton’s Managment Team Responds to ABC News Video Leak
On May 27 2018, ABC news published previously sealed video evidence from Mark Myrie’s 2010 trial on drug-related charges. This excerpt of old surveillance footage was leaked to the internet just as Myrie, known to music lovers as Buju Banton, is preparing to return home after nearly a decade behind bars.
The timing of the ABC report raises many important questions: What purpose does this report serve? Why unseal this dated footage now, when Myrie is preparing to resume his life and career? And finally, why did a American news network that has previously shown little interest in Buju Banton’s life and career choose to run a lengthy article that omits crucial and readily available information about the case against Mark Myrie?
“Mark is a warrior,” says Attorney David Oscar Markus, who represented Myrie as he defended himself. “He fought two trials and numerous appeals against a system that included a corrupt juror. He could’ve taken a deal after the first hung trial that would’ve sent him home, but Mark’s philosophy was: better to fight on your feet than live on your knees.”
BLUE RIVER SAGA ‘For Now’ Single
Sitting comfortably in-between Alternative and Pop, Blue River Saga debut their latest release For Now. Anchored by a punchy rhythm section and driven by brightly expressed guitars that lay the bed for the distinctly empathetic vocals, For Now throws the listener into a rich, melancholic and retrospective viewpoint formed by a past relationship that may have deserved a second chance.
TOO LEFT 2 BE RIGHT Release New Official Video For ‘Shopping Bag’
Italian alternative crossover group Too Left 2 Be Right have released a new official video taken from their 2016 album S.O.S. Mall. The track is called Shopping Bag and here’s how the band describe it; “The video depicts the band playing in a room and the legs of a young woman walking. Due to the meaning of the song, some connections with consumerism and new forms of communications are shown. There’s a lot of mobile phones hanging from the ceiling of the room while the band is playing. Mobile phones also appear in the post production graphics of the video. The girl walking through the streets of a city, on the beach and going into fashion shops, ends up walking into the room where the band is supposed to play. But the band isn’t there anymore and a surprising truth about the girl is finally revealed.”
IDLES release first new material since “Brutalism”
Bristol’s IDLES have shared a new song and video – “Colossus” is a blistering two-part takedown of toxic masculinity, and the video (directed by Will Hooper) features cameos from Stone Cold Steve Austin, Fred Astaire, Evel Knievel, Jesus Christ + more.
Masayoshi Fujita announces new LP ‘Book of Life’
Following on from his acclaimed works Stories and Apologues, Berlin-based composer and vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita will release his new album Book of Life, the third instalment in a trilogy of solo vibraphone recordings, on July 27th via Erased Tapes. Stories, the first in the series and Masayoshi’s debut under his own name, will be re-issued by Erased Tapes at the same time.
Danish Rap Star Noah Carter Drops Video For New Single
Noah Carter unleashes the stunning new video for Different Settings, the latest single taken from his mixtape 2nd Demo.
Noah Carter is already a legend on the Danish hip-hop scene, but with his new mixtape the 25 year old Copenhagen-born rapper has announced himself on the world stage.
Rapping in English and with a brooding, melancholic sonic palate inspired by artists such as PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake, Noah Carter has the ability to deliver both heavy trap bangers and reflective, R&B-leaning anthems.
HALESTORM UNVEIL NEW ALBUM ‘VICIOUS’ AND PREMIERE NEW TRACK
Atlantic recording group Halestorm have announced today their new upcoming album, Vicious (see attached tracklist). The GRAMMY® Award-winning band’s fourth studio album, Vicious arrives at all music retailers and streaming services on Friday, July 27th. The first single from Vicious, “Uncomfortable,” premiered this morning, and the video, directed by Evan Brace (Phantogram, Taking Back Sunday), is streaming.
Titus Releases “After Hours” Today
TITUS returns with the release of “After Hours” today. Co-Produced by Myles Williams (Beyonce, Lil Wayne, French Montana, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross) and Mister Neek (Wale, Fabolous, Mac Miller, GoldLink,) the bouncy track is a late-night debauchery soundtrack that’s come just in time for summer.
MAGGIE ROGERS PREMIERES THE VIDEO FOR “FALLINGWATER” TODAY
The song was produced by Rostam Batmanglij and Rogers. Pigeons & Planes names “Fallingwater” one of the “Best New Songs of the Month” and NPR deems it “a powerful, mesmerizing depiction of Rogers’ transition over the last two years- a celebration of the terrifying yet thrilling process of change.”