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Kopper DEBUT EP “Fading Fires” OUT NOW

Fading Fires (out 20 July) is a chaotic and arresting debut packed with eccentric rhythms and atmospheric lyrics which blend into the fuzz-effectsy guitar for a rich and satisfying modern rock sound.

Mixtape – The new Cloud 9+ album has arrived! 

After the band’s previous albums – the 2015-released Supernova and the 2017-released The Next Step, Cloud 9+ released another album on Sunday.Mixtape will be introduced to the audience live on the 5th of July, at Budapest Park.

Mixtape has 10 tracks, half of which have been released previously and have conquered the Hungarian audience and music industry. The album – as suggested by its name – works its magic through different genres – from drum and bass to pop, rock and dubstep, spiced with Hungarian and English lyrics. The album contains unique collaborations with Hungarian bands and performers such as AWS (“Viszlát nyár”), Deego, Hősök, (“A Város Visszavár”), Járai Márk, Fura Csé (“Valaki Mondja El”) and Mc Fedora (“It’s Monday”).

French producer Michael Calfan drops carefree new single ‘Wild Game’

Parisian DJ and producer Michael Calfan has returned with feel good new single ‘Wild Game’, out on Friday 19th July via Warner Music.

Calfan’s second release of 2019, ‘Wild Game’ is an incredibly polished slice of dance-pop, fusing melodic tones to create this summer’s next dancefloor anthem. The track’s stripped-back beat allows the stunning vocals of British-Jamaican singer-songwriter Monique Lawz to take centre stage, with playful lyrics offering an invitation to “play a wild game”. The animated track comes after the viral success of ‘My Place’, which has amassed over 1 million Spotify streams since its April release.

HYBRID releases Leave With Me / July 19th, 2019

Hybrid aka Rolf Lostermans, is primarily a Pop/RnB and Latin singer from Torrevieja, a small town in Spain, his music incorporates English & Spanish verses which seamlessly transfer into anthemic hooks.

Halia Jack – ‘Waited Long Enough’ (Out Now)

Halia is adding a refreshing taste to the current soundscape of music. Steeped in elements of jazz, funk and neo-soul, the Londoner is about to serve up her first record ‘Waited Long Enough’, taken from forthcoming EP ‘Dreamland’, which sets the tone for a dynamic and vibrant pastiche of sounds that retain a signature groove throughout. She’s previously been tipped for greatness by platforms such as The 405 and Pop Justice and collaborated with Flohio on former joint ‘Lover’, which is a fantastic foundation as she debuts her first body of work.

Noah Gundersen releases video for title track “Lover,” available now on YouTube

Acclaimed musician Noah Gundersen has announced the release of his sensual video for “Lover,” available for viewing today on YouTube. The video had been available exclusively on Apple Music since last Friday. “Lover” is the title track from Gundersen’s fourth album, which arrives August 23 via Cooking Vinyl.

Synth duo ROOM8 explore feeling out of step with society on new track

“The synth-fuelled single leads with cinematic instrumentals, warping between twinkling pop melodies and a nostalgic dance beat that pulsates like a 70s synth-pop banger.” The Line Of Best Fit

“Making waves in the dance world by collaborating with Drive soundtrack superstar Electric Youth” Billboard

Skope Mag | hypnotic, textured, pastoral indie > Zooni ‘Cotton Blue’

‘Cotton Blue’ follows the April release of their debut single ‘Pany’, which was premiered by Earmilk, appeared on the Radio X Evening Playlist, was included on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ and ‘Hot New Bands’ playlists, and was followed by a packed performance at The Great Escape Festival.


Grammy Award®-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara announces her US headline dates for THE PAINS OF GROWING tour with special guest Ryland James. Tickets on sale this Friday. Alessia Cara releases new track “Ready,” the first song released off of her forthcoming EP THIS SUMMER, out September 6th via Def Jam Recordings. “Ready” had it’s world premiere today at 8AM during Alessia’s exclusive interview on z100’s Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.

Half Alive release new track Pure Gold

Long Beach based trio half•alive release a new track “Pure Gold” today. The track is produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Adele, Vampire Weekend). Click HERE to listen. “Pure Gold”, along with previously released tracks “RUNAWAY” and “still feel.”

Half Alive Release Jubilant New Track ‘Pure Gold’

Kate Magdalena’s Streets of Any Town Highlights Nation’s Homeless Crisis

San Francisco recording artist and singer-songwriter Kate Magdalena wrote Streets of Any Town in response to a conversation with a homeless man on Nashville’s honky-tonk street, Broadway. The song is this man’s story, but it is also the larger story of men and women across America living on the streets. The song asks the question: is it really okay in the USA to allow people to live on the street? The song also packs a religious punch with its refrain “the least of you”, recalling Jesus’ words from Matthew 25:45 — ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’


Buffalo, New York-bred rapper Conway the Machine has shared a new single called “Bang,” featuring Eminem. Released via Shady/Griselda Records, “Bang” will appear on Conway the Machine’s forthcoming album God Don’t Make Mistakes.


As the red hot recent lead single ​“Bacc At It Again” featuring ​Quavo​ and ​Gucci Mane heats up the summer, Yella Beezy eclipses 1 billion streams in total. Yella Beezy made an announcement via Instagram that he will drop his latest mixtape, Baccend Beezy, last week

AARA: Atmospheric Black Metal Project Joins Debemur Morti Productions; New Track Streaming

Floored by this year’s phenomenal debut album So Fallen Alle Tempel, Debemur Morti Productions is pleased to announce their collaboration with Swiss atmospheric black metal project AARA – a young band already reaching expert heights of hauntingly melodic magnificence.

Issues the band, “We are more than pleased to be part of Debemur Morti, a label that doesn’t just release quality music, but has created a place where emotions, sound, and aesthetics come together to create something big, something above all.”

SABOTAGE: Indian thrashers share title track “The Order Of Genocide” from the upcoming debut EP

Formed in the bylanes of Bassein, Mumbai in 2017, the Indian five-piece thrashers Sabotage channels the cut-throat boldness and the unceasing exuberance of the Bay Area thrash metal. The group has already made a remarkable impression nationally by becoming two-time finalists of Wacken Metal Battle – India. With high velocity live assaults and dynamic song-structures, SABOTAGE is surely a great addition to the fast-growing Indian underground metal.


SLIPKNOT has shared “Solway Firth,” the second new song to be released off their widely anticipated sixth LP, WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND, which will arrive August 9th on Roadrunner Records

“Solway Firth” is available now at all DSPs along with an official music video streaming on Slipknot’s YouTube channel. Directed by the band’s own M. Shawn Crahan, and created with UPROXX and Amazon Prime Video, the “Solway Firth” video features exclusive footage from the new Amazon Original, “The Boys” (premiering July 26th) alongside exclusive live performance footage from Slipknot’s recent headline festival run in Europe.

Zaylin Matthias – Remember

“I created this song to literally represent why I stopped making music for three years. I manage to link with 8een through Instagram and I knew this was it. I could give a raw, in depth autobiography, and make every line count,without coming off as gangsta rap, still concious rap.”

London’s Natalie Shay Entitled ‘People Like Me’

Natalie Shay is a 20 year old multi award-winning, indie pop/rock artist from North London. Deemed as one of London’s hottest emerging talents and having already acquired an impressive array of awards, Shay is ready to launch herself into the forefront of the industry, with her highly anticipated upcoming release.

Bitter Bones and desmo. single titled “Summer Time Is Miserable”

Bitter Bones and desmo. team up once again to release a sad summer bop titled “Summer Time Is Miserable”. The pessimistic theme is contrasted by an upbeat instrumental and infectious hook that will have you singing along before the track is over.

These artists are keeping it seasonally appropriate as they perform this together on their summer tour.

Binker Golding share’s new single ‘You, That Place, That Time’

Born and raised in North London, Golding has recorded and performed regularly with the city’s finest; Zara McFarlane, Moses Boyd’s Exodus, Sarah Tandy and Maisha amongst others. He has learned from and played alongside many great saxophonists including Steve Williamson, Jason Yarde, Denis Baptiste and Gilad Atzmon. An all-rounder musician, he is the Musical Director of the Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Orchestra and has composed concert repertoire and conducted the Nu Civilisation Orchestra.

Saxophonist Binker Golding draws on London’s jazz history for new album on Gearbox Records

Led Zeppelin 50th Playlist Program Continues With Tom Morello Playlist

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the first two Led Zeppelin albums: their groundbreaking, eponymous debut in January 1969, followed just 10 months later by the landmark follow-up album Led Zeppelin II. 50 years later, Led Zeppelin’s music continues to make a major cultural impact, serving as the touchstone of rock ‘n’ roll to artists and music fans around the world.

MATT KEEN Post ‘Everything Else’ Promo Video

US multi-genre musician MATT KEEN, has released a new promo music video for ‘Everything Else’, feat. members from Cattail Brew, Rat Bastard Syndicate & Snowblynd, the track is taken from the rock/metal sampler ‘Rawkaholic Volume 1’, which was released on July 5th, 2019 via Rock’N’Growl Records.