Reema treats us to a ‘Sunny Afternoon’ on her latest single
Having already blown us away with the release of her stunningly beautiful single ‘Four Letter Words’ earlier this year, Berlin-based singer-songwriter Reema returns with a reimagined cover of The Kinks 1966 classic ‘Sunny Afternoon’.
New > DJ Lag > ‘Stampit’ EP > Out Today on Goon Club Allstars > Listen Here
South African gqom pioneer and producer DJ Lag is set to release his new ‘Stampit’ EP on September 14th 2018 via London label and collective Goon Club Allstars. The new release follows the 22 year old producer’s acclaimed 2016 self-titled debut EP for the same independent imprint.
DANIEL SKYE RETURNS WITH NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “I WANT YOU”
The video spotlights Daniel, a Los Angeles resident by way of Hollywood, Florida, with passionate dancing and partnered with renown dancer Monica Giavanna, who is currently performing in Gwen Stefani’s Las Vegas show. The video was choreographed by Misha Gabriel, known for his work on Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience and Future Sex Love tours. Gabriel has also done choreography for So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, the American Music Awards, among other television shows.
OLIVIA O’BRIEN RELEASES NEW SONG “I DON’T EXIST”
Raised in Napa Valley, Olivia O’Brien has been singing and writing songs since she was seven years old and taught herself to play both guitar and piano. She began posting her originals on SoundCloud for fun, not thinking anything would come of it, until gnash reached out on Twitter in 2015, after hearing her cover one of his songs. When he asked her if she had any original material, Olivia sent him a voice-note of the beginnings of “i hate u i love u,” (first titled “hate u love u”) which she wrote in her bedroom when she was 15. He invited her down to L.A. to record. “i hate u i love u” has been a global phenom since 2015. It became a Top 5 hit in the U.S. where it is certified RIAA triple-platinum, #1 in Australia (double-platinum), Top 10 UK (platinum), and Top 5 on iTunes in more than 50 markets.
City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has officially declared today, Friday, September 14, 2018 “Joan Baez Day.” The proclamation celebrates acclaimed artist and lifelong human rights activist Joan Baez’s upcoming Boston performances at the Boch Center Wang Theatre on Friday, September 14 at 8:00PM and Saturday, September 15at 8:00PM as part of her “Fare Thee Well Tour.”
“I urge all of my fellow Bostonians to join me in recognizing the historic career of the legendary Joan Baez,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
R&B/Pop act ISA urges us not to be ‘Shy’ following split with Sony Music
Having already blown us away with a boastful near-two-figure discography of singles, ISA, 20-year-old R&B-Pop crossover singer, songwriter, and dancer, is ready to share new single ‘Shy’, taken from the upcoming debut album expected early-2019. The previously Sony Music signed artist takes influence from acts such as Ariana Grande, Post Malone and SZA, and although her tracks can sometimes sound like your routine pop bops, they manage to deceivingly carry underlying serious and sometimes highly underrepresented issues to listeners in a light-hearted fashion, not to remove any sincerity from those issues, but to allow for more palatability and frequency in discussion. Late-2017 saw ISA releasing ‘Me Too’ in response to the #MeToo movement – used to demonstrate the sickening prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, particularly in the workplace. In terms of quality and corresponding popularity, for ISA, this year has been no exception as she’s gained international traction on her Spotify-viral previous single ‘Perfect’.
URCHN is the solo project of the Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer Max Greenhalgh. Max is also notably recognized for his work as the front man in the indie pop act Inspired & The Sleep amongst other projects and musical outlets.
A LIGHT DIVIDED Reveals New Music Video for Intense Heavy Rock Anthem “Scars of You”
Fast-rising pop rock/metal crossover group A LIGHT DIVIDED will release their upcoming full-length album, Choose Your Own Adventure, on October 5, 2018. Chock full of catchy, memorable anthems that poise A LIGHT DIVIDED to be the next big crossover metal group, Choose Your Own Adventure is an essential listen. Choose Your Own Adventure is available for pre-order now in physical and digital formats.
“Setting With The Sun” follows on the heels of The Parlor Mob’s anthemic single “4th of July.” The cinematic visuals for the music video proves immediately incendiary and powerfully complements a new musical era for the group. The track, produced by GRAMMY Award winning producer Malay (Frank Ocean, ZAYN),is an expansive soundscape that features frontman Mark Melicia’s howling falsetto entwined with a hummable guitar melody and hulking beat.
Sunset Sons | Share new video for ‘The River’
Taken from their Catherine Marks (Foals & The Big Moon)-produced EP which is is out now via LAB Records (Now, Now & Hockey Dad), the video for ‘The River’ was shot earlier this summer following a sell-out headline show in London. It manages to capture a real sense of euphoria given that England beat Colombia on the same night – the band’s set itself was postponed to allow for the penalty shootout. The new EP was the first new music from the band in 2 years following their Top 30, Radio 1-supported album ‘Very Rarely Say Die’ which was produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon) and James Lewis (Rudimental, Clean Cut Kid).
GANZ evolves and transcends on his Dim Mak EP, Skin In The Game. Kicking things off with a bang, he offers a weightless composition for Australian artist LUNA MAY. on “Let’s Fly Away Together.” Sliding into “Slippin’,” GANZ collaborates with CUT_ to lay a down deep electronic groove, before flexing an innovative approach to classic future bass sounds on “I’ll Be Gone.” Moving on to the EP’s title track, GANZ showcases his unparalleled style on “Skin In The Game,” where glossy hyperkinetic rhythms deviate from the norm and provide an expansive outlook on the possibilities of electronic music. Closing with “Playing With Fire,” GANZ explores beautiful soundscapes, stretching a tension-building production into a crescendo of climatic trap beats.
Newly signed to Island Records, Connecticut based multi-genre polymath Kevin George makes his major label debut today with new single, “Call Me When You’re Sober”. A hip-pop cut created by Kevin George from scratch, the track serves as the entry point to his upcoming third project. Take a listen to the song HERE.
Big Hit Entertainment, home to global boyband BTS, have announced the launch of their ‘Big Hit Global Audition’. The label is hoping to find talented individuals with a passion for singing, rapping, dancing, acting, or modeling to become the next international superstars.
Starting October 6, 2018, auditions will be held in six different locations including Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Atlanta, New York, and Hong Kong. All males born in 1998 or later are eligible to apply, either during the online pre-registration period or on site on the day of audition.
Max Styler continues his foray into deep club grooves with the Dim Mak single “On My Mind.” By interweaving bouncy basslines, beaming synths and re-pitched vocals, Styler carves out the ultimate future house earworm.
“On My Mind” reinforces Styler’s evolution from teenage musical whiz kid to seasoned producer. The single falls in line with Styler’s recent outputs of bright and vivid house music, including his summer smash “Feel It,” “All Your Love,” as well as his official remix of Diplo & Lil Xan’s “Color Blind.
Kate Nash Releases Official Video For ‘Hate You.’ Season 3 Of GLOW Confirmed
Kate Nash is back with the release of ‘Hate You,’ the latest single from her recently released, critically acclaimed fourth studio album ‘Yesterday Was Forever.’ The bloody tongue-in-cheek video was directed by Aidan Zamiri. Watch the official video for “Hate You” HERE.
Thrice New Album ‘Palms’ Is Out Now
Thrice release their 10th studio album, Palms, available today on Epitaph Records. The album is the first Epitaph release for Thrice, who are widely regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of their generation.
RAY BLK DROPS NEW SINGLE, “EMPRESS”
Winner of BBC Music Sound of 2017 (the only unsigned artist to ever win this prestigious award) and MOBO nominated RAY BLK, follows her hard-hitting debut Island single “Run Run” with the release of the equally powerful “Empress”, an ode to black girls glorifying their inner “black girl magic”. In an industry that doesn’t always allow for that, “Empress”, an empowering anthem, is an equally glorious R&B pop thrill. “I want women to see themselves as queens” says Blk.
ABIR tells Billboard, “I originally wrote this record to just piano chords, so I always knew that I wanted to revisit that stripped-down raw emotion at some point. I ended up filming a live performance video of the record with just strings, and the response was so powerful. I felt like it made sense to create an official studio version.” She adds, “It’s surreal to me that Finest Hour went #1 on the dance charts, especially because it’s one of my most personal songs to date. I wrote it just to release and express things I’ve felt before, but it’s been fulfilling to see how my experience and lyrics have helped so many people get through their own tough moments.”
New York based band, The Britanys release the video for their brand-new track “Yer Out Of Control” today, September 14, 2018. “Yer Out Of Control” is the third track off their upcoming mixtape, Can’t Stop Checking My Phone, which is due out on October 5. The song coincides with an interactive video game, which allows the player to drive through a trippy race track while the song plays.
Created in several sessions in 2017 and early 2018, Tasukete was fully performed, recorded, and mixed by GRIDFAILURE’s David Brenner at The Compound in Rockland County, New York and MEGALOPHOBE’s BenjaminLevitt at Forked Audio in Brooklyn, New York. With eight tracks ranging between two and nine minutes in length, the two artists employ a barrage of random recording tactics, capturing the abuse of electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, keys, synth, accordion, harmonica, and more, with a bombardment of vocal styles, all generally wired with enough effect to dam the Hudson. Levitt’s brother Rob Levitt performs on several of the tracks, and the cover art was handled by Paul Tierman and David Brenner.
New Sting & Shaggy Track, “Skank Up (Oh Lawd),” And Lyric Video Released Today!
“Skank Up (Oh Lawd)” is a brand-new song by Sting and Shaggy featuring dancehall music sensation Ding Dong. The track was recorded in various studios along Sting and Shaggy’s critically-acclaimed European 44/876 Tour this summer as well as at Shaggy’s Ranch Studios in New York. Produced by GRAMMY-nominated producer Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Far East Movement), “Skank Up (Oh Lawd)” contains a sample from “Groovy Baby” by Gerry R and the E Types whose frontman, Gerry Richardson, used to be in the Newcastle-based band Last Exit with Sting.
Last night, Pandora – the world’s most powerful music discovery platform – hosted its end of summer event: Pop Coast Hits, a live music celebration with top pop music sensations right in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.
Madison Beer opened up the show with a special guest star performance, followed by a jaw-dropping performance by breakout boy-band Why Don’t We playing mashups of their original songs with popular radio hits to a crowd of screaming fans. Next, record-breaking Bebe Rexha stole the stage with a cover of the song she wrote for Eminem & Rihanna – Monster – and showcased her breathtaking vocals with Hey Mama and Take Me Home. Last but certainly not least, Grammy-winner Meghan Trainor closed the show with high energy dance moves and a sweet tribute to her new fiancee.
Photo credit: Getty Images for Pandora Media
Austalian pop star Madison Daniel just dropped her new single, Dropkick
Madison Daniel is a fast-rising 20-year-old singer-songwriter and actress whose roots in the seaside town of Mount Martha, Melbourne, Australia, lend her a unique sound that encompasses all genres, from pop to indie and even rock and hip hop.
Madison was first introduced to playing music by her grandfather, who shared a love of the piano and taught her how to play. Soon after, Madison picked up the guitar and hasn’t put it down since.