LOST KINGS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WHEN WE WERE YOUNG” FEAT. NORMA JEAN MARTINE TODAY
“We really wanted to capture the nostalgic feeling of the song in the video by recreating some of our favorite memories of our childhood,” says the duo. “There is nothing better than being carefree, playing sports, getting lost in the woods and being a typical boy growing up. Plus who doesn’t remember their first crush.”
“Nothing To Regret,” the latest single from rising pop artist Robinson, has been remixed by Joe Stone and R I T U A L. Dutch DJ/producer Joe Stone has reworked the New Zealander’s unique vocals into an uplifting piano-house summer anthem. R I T U A L’s remix is a darker, slow-burn take on Robinson’s original track. Both remixes are out today via Columbia Records/Ministry of Sound.
Hailing from Chicago, singer-songwriter Marcus Anthony Johnson is introducing his new enigmatic soul-meets-R&B debut as Marcus Atom. A vocalist in the 2017 Humanz ensemble of the Grammy-nominated album Humanz by the Gorillaz, Atom has a long track record of accomplishments under his belt including collaborations with The Smashing Pumpkins and Morrissey’s Matt Walker, and Chi-town native Cofresi on the producer’s song, “Coldheart,” which received praise from media tastemakers like UpROXX, Earmilk and This Song Slaps. In addition to collaborations, Marcus’ extensive resume also includes sharing the stage with some of the music industry’s most esteemed talents, including De La Soul, Pusha T, Vince Staples, Carly Simon, Anthony Hamilton, Zebra Katz, and many more!
R&B pop / soul artist Ryan Whitman has just released his soulful and sensual new single, “Body Heat.” “Body Heat” is the title track off Ryan Whitman’s debut EP, Body Heat, set to drop Friday, June 22 and follows the EP’s body positive first single, “If You Really Want To.” The song – whose title was originally a running joke between Ryan and his friends – is sensual, and describes the feeling you have after a breakup: “when you pick yourself back up and hit the streets,” explains Ryan, “you feel like you’ve regained a part of yourself.”
“Charlie’s Line” follows the breakout success of Melii’s debut music video for “Icey.” Released in March, the AWGE-directed video for “Icey” just passed one million views and the track was recently added to Spotify’s hit-making playlist, “Most Necessary.” Additionally, the track has been in heavy rotation by New York’s biggest DJs including Ebro, Funk Flex, DJ Enuff, and both Rihanna and Kylie Jenner have played the track in various social media posts. After signing with Interscope in December of 2017 and earning cosigns from the likes of HotNewHipHop, Lyrical Lemonade and The Source, Melii is showing why she “may be the most exciting young artist the city has seen this year.” (DJ Booth)
Jay Jay French from Twisted Sister Gives Us a Dose of Reality About the Music Business
French is most famous for his role as the founding member and one of the guitarists of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Since his first performances with Twisted Sister, French has played more than 9000 concert performances. Being an avid runner, French has also completed two New York Marathons, in 1981 and 1986. As a guitar player, manager, producer and executive producer, French has sold over 20 million albums, performed in 34 countries and performed live over 9,000 times.
On February 13th 2017, Jordan Heaney wrote and recorded, “Cuz You’re My Girl” for his girlfriend as a Valentine’s Day gift. Not thinking much, it was uploaded to Soundcloud under the moniker Yung Heazy. The track went on to amass over four million streams in a few months with international interest following. Today Yung Heazy shares the animated video for “Zugzwang” with Ravelin Magazine and speaks to them about going viral, tour life and what artists influence his sound. You can watch on YouTube. Yung Heazy is currently on a six week long North America tour. Details are below. ‘Whenever You’re Around I Hate Everything Less’ is out now.
Silver Twins Premieres “Bruce Lee” via New Noise Magazine
LA-based indie rockers Silver Twins are an amalgamation of indie stalwart acts like Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, and The Strokes, but have their own high-energy spin, laced with undeniable hooks and euphoric peaks. Their latest single “Bruce Lee” recently premiered on New Noise Magazine and it perfectly encapsulates the potential they possess; extremely palatable ( yet not simplistic or derivative) compositions that gives them mass-appeal potential to become a household name, with earnest and genuine song writing that fosters a distinct and compelling edginess. This isn’t your grandma’s indie band.
Ester Dean Remixes Cardi B “I Like it”
Singer, Songwriter, Actress Ester Dean has dropped “No Lies” her remix to Cardi B hit song “I Like It.”
Offthewop – “Fable”
“Fable” is a song that gives the listener a creative trip into Offthewop’s mind. It is a soothing, but also very pumped up beat that you can relate and vibe too.
Previously Unreleased, Secret US / North Korea Summit Meeting Revealed?
New video footage obtained through secured, Australian sources has revealed a potential meeting between the US and North Korean governments, proving that the on-again, off-again negotiations for a peace summit between President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un are more ongoing than previously acknowledged. The video, shot at an undisclosed location, appears to document the two leaders meeting in a typically judicious fashion to determine the future relationship of the mutually antagonistic powers.
It takes a special chemistry for a duo performance – with the vulnerability of a solo act, a shared limelight requires compatibility and level of intimacy for both performers. NYC duo Jase & Stace provide a perfect balance, bringing together a sound that induces nostalgic throwback to 70’s style soul-pop, with a modern twist in their debut single “If I Could”. Fusing a variety of influences, their sound is both familiar yet fresh and will take you on a captivating ride of harmonic grooves.
New Zealand’s most exciting new act, Drax Project arrive today with their debut, EP “NOON” via 300 Entertainment. The brand-new body of music premiered on Clash where it was deemed, “Delicious pop with a prodigal feel,” and proceeds to encourage readers to, “catch ’em now before they explode.”
Nicky Romero Delivers on Remix Duty For Afrojack and Jewelz & Sparks’ “One More Day”
Emerging just in time to turn this year’s flurry of next-level festivals into even more of a scene-defining escapade, Nicky Romero unleashes his remix treatment onto the new single of Afrojack and German duo Jewelz & Sparks. Premiered by the Wall Recordings head honcho himself at EDC Las Vegas and played as the final track of his live set at The Flying Dutch last weekend, Nicky Romero’s remix adds a fresh scent of magic to their latest offering, “One More Day”. Right in time to blow this summer’s festivals off their hinges, Nicky Romero provides dance music lovers with a wonderful and above all blistering rendition. Turning “One More Day” into a super-addictive Progressive House masterpiece, the Dutchman proves again why he’s widely considered one of dance music’s top acts.
As of June, 2018, local special educator & music educator Lee Stockner has opened the Occupational Octaves(t School of Music – the flagship studio for offering special needs music lessons utilizing his worldwide selling book series, Occupational Octaves Piano™ – right on Long Island’s North Shore!
Lee’s vision is for students of all ages, abilities, and disabilities who may struggle throughout various aspects of life to enjoy his creative approaches for musical success. “The program is named Occupational Octaves because more than just reading notes, playing an instrument requires organizing the mind and body in a calm manner, repeating fine motor patterns, and acquiring new skills. Similarly to the approach of an Occupational Therapist or a Music Therapist, I target the NON-musical goals of musicianship for wide ranging benefits at the piano and in everyday life. My experiences have brought me to prioritize a fun opportunity to improve concentration, posture, and finger strength at the piano for someone who struggles with handwriting over how a song sounds. Luckily, this approach has emerged as an educational win-win because those same new skills will increase the performance quality!” says Stockner.
Having formed the band while still in high school, bassist Grace Weir, guitarist/lyricist Spencer Peppet, percussionist Micaela Adams, and violinist Andrea Gutmann Fuentes first met at a time when each were independently serving as the “token girl” in various dude-bands from their hometown of Cincinnati, OH. Coming from varied musical backgrounds (ranging from garage-rock, to surf, to opera), the distinct talents and influences of each member collided in unexpected ways at the band’s first rehearsal. It was here the band discovered that their chemistry wasn’t rooted in a shared musical reference point, but in the creative relief from the expected censorship of being a sideperson.