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New Video: Australian hip-hop act REMI’s latest visuals harnesses a twisted Dr. Frankenstein metaphor to explore a toxic relationship

It’s 5 am, the world is asleep. But Remi is awake. He is awake every night, trying to blend up a wild and fruity elixir. Will he perfect his recipe, or will it turn out to be a toxic witches brew?

Sliptrick Records Welcome Finnish Slackers STONER KINGS

Stoner Kings is the brainchild of band frontman, vocalist and songwriter, Michael “StarBuck” Majalahti, who is the self-proclaimed, most accomplished professional wrestler in history from Northern Europe. The band was formed in 2000, after Michael came back from a disenfranchising experience of a disheartening UK wrestling tour, looking to focus his efforts elsewhere. Michael had moved from his homeland of Canada to Finland in the summer of 1996, when he started writing music and picked up playing guitar to pass the time. Many of the songs that ended up on Stoner Kings’ debut Brimstone Blues were created around this era, between 1996-2000.

New > AMA Shares New Single > ‘Crystal’ Produced By Karma Kid > Out Today > listen here

‘Crystal’ is the anthemic new single by AMA, produced by Karma Kid (Octavian). ‘Crystal’ is the second single to be taken from AMA’s debut EP ‘Screenluv’ released this summer, which sees production from Pasque (Aminé), Jarreau Vandal (Soulection) and more, and follows up previous single ‘Real’. The tracks gritty visual was shot in London, and directed by Glenn Kitson (Jimothy, Awful Records, Palace, Polo Ralph Lauren).


Thirteen years after his solo debut LP ‘Songs From The Silent Years’, the elusive producer Krister Linder returns with his new audio/visual project ‘Across The Never” via his own label Ghostfriend.

The latest visual instalment from the enigmatic artist is ‘Conquer’ – soaked with glittering synth patterns and pulsating electronic rhythms. Krister explains “Inspired by my personal experience with the medicinal works of ancient shamans, ‘Conquer’ is one of my favourites on the album. On some level, this song deals with our perilous yet necessary ventures into the unknown, both as individuals and as a collective.”

Emerging from Gang Violence and Homelessness, Poni Capri, Celebrates Success with Rich Sex!

Given her name because she can “ride over any rhythm,” Poni Capri has come a long way since growing up in East London but her birthplace continues to influence both her music and how she lives her life. Now spending her time between London and Atlanta in America, she has battled through violent gang culture, homelessness and sexual exploitation before her luck changed, leading her to work with the likes of Lil Wayne, Eminem’s producer Kon Artis and D12’s Mr Porter and was named among the Evening Standards ‘Brits who found fame in the US’. Her forthcoming single is Rich Sex and tells of her growing close to someone and sharing each other’s success and precedes an EP, Dark Candy, to be released on August 9th.

Freedust – New EP ‘Talk To Me’

Freedust first became airborne when Daniele Carmosino met singer Lisa Widmark among the creaking Hammonds and weather-beaten Moogs of an antique music equipment store in 2015. With more than just musical influences in common, the pair shared a feel for the music they wanted to create and soon began realising their vision in Daniele’s home studio. Combining their initial inspiration of Swing music of the 1930s and 40s, filtered through their love of pop, jazz, electronica and vintage gear to create a something new yet familiar, timeless. The duo were soon joined by guest singer Sarina Leah from London and the geographical influences of all three Freedusters (Italy, Sweden, UK) combine to form their singular sound .

Roxy Girls share new single ‘Spanners For Hands’

Today, Sunderland post-punk 4-piece Roxy Girls have shared their new single ‘Spanners For Hands’. Having recently signed to Moshi Moshi Records, the single is taken from the bands’ forthcoming mini-album ‘A Poverty Of Attention’, which is due out 6th September.

Ed Tattersall shares video for new single ‘Never Believe’

Singer songwriter Ed Tattersall has shared the video for his latest single, ‘Never Believe’, the first track to be taken from his upcoming debut album.

Reflecting the sentiment of the track, the video sees an emotional narrative unfold amid the breakdown of a relationship, while the driving rhythms of ‘Never Believe’ demonstrate determination and the power of love and resilience.

Michael Blakeman – ‘Brazier To The Lake’ Single

Future is the experimental debut EP from Michael Blakeman. The Perth musician has re-directed his progressive energy into the circuits of the analog, the lead single Brazier To The Lake a synthwave revitaliser.

After spending years on various rock and metal projects, the EP is Michael’s first foray into the sounds of the 80s. Self-produced and recorded in his home studio, Future matches revivalist gore with an emphatic melancholic energy. The lead single Brazier to the Lake a dark and brooding march of operaHc drama and retro-futuristic voguing.

Odyssey S – ‘Even When We Let Go’

Odyssey S is a young, non-binary artist from Melbourne. His debut single ‘Even When We Let Go’ is a beautiful indie-pop song complimented by great production. It really hits the mark in terms of modern, electro sounds meets classic singer-songwriter style vocals and lyrics. Think Ruel, Cub Sport and Dean Lewis. More info below 💃

Sigma unveil video for summer smash ‘Dilemma’

Platinum selling UK duo Sigma have unveiled the official video to their latest feelgood summer single ‘Dilemma’.

Directed by Lewis Knaggs, who has shot videos for the likes of Rita Ora, Ella Eyre and Youngr, the video depicts a story that starts to show the journey of two young friends delving into the world of musical exploration and discovering dance music together.

BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE Opens in Theaters Today

Big Hit Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing are pleased to present BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE in theaters worldwide starting today. Audiences in 110 countries can experience the third BTS feature film that finds the band at the end of their LOVE YOURSELF tour in Europe.

The film will be in theaters for a limited time beginning August 7 with the majority of screenings occurring through August 11. Additional screening dates available in select locations.

elbow Reveal Details on Forthcoming Album ‘Giants Of All Sizes’

Following the release of ‘Dexter & Sinister’ last week [listen HERE], elbow have confirmed the title, track-listing and release date for their eighth studio album. ‘Giants of All Sizes’ was recorded at Hamburg’s Clouds Hill Studio, The Dairy in Brixton, 604 Studios in Vancouver and Blueprint Studios in Salford, with additional recording taking place at various band member’s home studios in Manchester, and will be released in North America on October 11 via Polydor/Verve Label Group.

ICYMI: DIY Mag Shares James V’s “Blondie”

ICYMI: Monday, DIY Mag shared James V’s new video for “Blondie”, in which he sports some incredible dance moves in a vain attempt for approval of four friends over Skype.

Boston Ballet Presents Giselle, September 19–29

Boston Ballet opens its 56th season with Giselle, one of the most beloved and enduring cornerstones of classical ballet. Legendary Boston Ballet ballerina and Ballet Master Larissa Ponomarenko passes the torch to the next generation of dancers with her adaptation of this historical masterpiece. Giselle runs September 19–29 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.


Today, Caroline Polachek announces premiere performances surrounding her forthcoming album Pang, coming this fall via Columbia Records. Known for her stunning live vocal presence, Caroline will perform music from Pang in select US and European cities, starting October 24th, ending on November 3rd.

P-Lo Gets Real with Mozzy on the Subdued Slapper “Don’t Think”

With an unstoppable work ethic and a supernatural ability for beat-making and beat-riding, P-Lo is one of the most complete and most popular artists in his native Bay Area. On “Don’t Think,” his latest release from the upcoming album SHINE, he lays out his ambitions and gives a glimpse into his innermost thoughts rocking a conversational flow atop a subdued soundscape that kicks into high gear with thrumming bass in the hook. “Don’t Think also features a moving verse from Mozzy, who stacks assonant syllables as he mourns lost friends and searches for a sign from the heavens.