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Cairo Gold and Uno The Activist Team Up for “New Type Of Woman”

For her new urban-pop single “New Type Of Woman,” Los Angeles-based rising singer, songwriter, and musician Cairo Gold has teamed up with the highly acclaimed 23-year-old Republic Records rapper Uno The Activist for a seductive female empowerment anthem that Gold describes as being for “the type of woman who works hard, plays hard, loves hard and takes no shit.” Cairo co-wrote the track with Uno and Da Black Mic (Bryson Tiller, DJ Khaled, Rihanna) who also produced it. The track exclusively premiered on Billboard who called it the “ultimate work hard, play hard anthem… perfect for the end of summer” and commended the collaboration saying, “Cairo Gold is self-assured and assertive on the new track, forming a complementary pair with Uno The Activist’s seductive flow.”


The track is produced by Mike Crossey and BRÅVES and is now available at all digital providers via RCA Records. This song comes on the heels of their most recent alternative hit “Timebomb”.


Today, Lizzo released an all new remix of her hit song “Truth Hurts.” “Truth Hurts (Da Baby Remix)” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Earlier this morning Lizzo rocked the Plaza at the Today Show Summer Concert Series where she performed “Truth Hurts,” “Good As Hell,” “Juice” and “Soulmate.”


Today, British award winning multi-vocalist, producer and comedian Beardyman has unveiled his latest single “6am (Ready to Write)” via RCA Records.


“another rapper that always manages to make headlines for his energetic and eccentric behavior”- HotNewHipHop

Buzzing L.A. based rapper Kid Buu takes a giant step closer to hip-hop immortality with the release of “Sauce” featuring acclaimed rising rapper Lil Keed, who is signed to Young Thug’s label Young Stoner Life, the new track available today via Island Records.


Quality Control’s FIRST AND ONLY R&B signee, Layton Greene, just released her new single “I Love You” from her forthcoming EP Tell Your Story.

Her story is one of real struggle growing up often without parents, on her own, working til 1am at a Wingstop every school night living in a house with no adults and no electricity at points and dealing with racism from her own family.


Earlier this summer, Juke announced his signing to Palm Tree Records/RCA Records and released his first single, “Burned By The Love.” The track has over 1.6 million streams and has received adds/airplay on SiriusXM Coffee House and SiriusXM Chill as well as playlist support from “Today’s Acoustic,” “Coffee House Blend and “Mood: Chill” on Spotify and Apple Music.


Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, MC, activist, philanthropist, and acclaimed Hip Hop artist Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh has a very busy summer and if fans are looking for new music, the wait is over! Today, Mumu Fresh in collaboration with Grammy-Award winning producer DJ Jazzy Jeff’s PLAYLIST Sessions release a single triad (three) that includes the songs “Bitterness,” “Let’s Eat,” and “Chasing Rainbows” for the latest installment of the Chasing Goosebumps series called The Healing. Mumu sings to your heart, yet speaks to your intellect while the words settle in your soul leaving you wanting more. It’s no wonder that her peers like Black Thought, Robert Glasper, Common, and more have all raved about her skills as an MC, singer, and performer.

Interscope Records Partners With Tyler Hubbard And Brian Kelley’s Round Here Records To Support Dylan Schneider’s New Ep

Dylan Schneider’s new EP, Whole Town Talk (Interscope Records), is out today and available at all digital retailers. Interscope launched the four-song set in partnership with Round Here Records – the new label founded by Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley.

“We are so excited to get to join team Dylan to help encourage, support, and create opportunities for this amazingly talented artist and writer,” shares Hubbard and Kelley. “We’ve loved Dylan since the day we met three or four years ago and are so thankful to have him in our family and on our roster. Timing is everything— and for Dylan, the time is now.”


“I Love You” is the follow-up to Greene’s spring 2019 single, “Leave Em Alone” ft. Lil Baby, City Girls and PnB Rock, which has racked up more than 60 million cumulative streams, and is generating over eight million streams a week. The track went to #1 on YouTube Music’s “R&B on the Rise” playlist after its release and is now playlisted in Spotify & Apple Music’s top R&B playlists – Are & Be and A-List: R&B. AllHipHop praised it as “explosive” and hailed Greene as “your new favorite R&B singer.” “Leave Em Alone” is featured on the compilation album Quality Control: Control The Streets Volume 2, which was released last week by Motown/Quality Control.

This New Layton Greene Song “I Love You” Is The Heartfelt R&B Content We Crave

Flume debuts Ross From Friends remix of “Let You Know”

Flume unveils a remix of “Let You Know” featuring London Grammar from Ross From Friends today, listen here. The original has been streamed more than 12 million times to date and received praise from The FADER, who called it a “twitchy, regression-relishing track,” while Highsnobiety lauded the “cosmic collaboration.”


Produced by Alex Hope (Troye Sivan, Tove Lo, Jack Antonoff), “RAIN” marks Platt’s first new music since the arrival of his acclaimed debut, Sing to Me Instead, released earlier this year on Atlantic Records.

ESS SEE’s Capitvating Debut Album ‘Waiting For The Sky To Fall’ – Out Now!

ESS SEE and her first full-length debut, Waiting For The Sky To Fall, out now on all platforms. Written during times of transformation and restlessness for ESS SEE (aka Sarah Cobb), the album is a study on the universally-recognized struggle to find one’s place in the world and the longing and excitement that comes along with it.

CRX Release Sophomore Album ‘Peek’ Today

“We’re All Alone” blossoms into a full-scale distorted jam after twisting and turning through a disco-strut and handclap-punctuated bounce. “We wanted to do something hypnotic as fuck.” says Darian. Lyrically, it addresses a pervasive theme of isolation with lines like, “Put down the phone and face it…we’re all alone.” “We could be right in front of each other and not communicating,” Darian elaborates on the lyrics.

“Hot Girl Bummer” New Track From blackbear Out Now

The vibrant track showcases his effortless songwriting over an infectious beat, and keeping with the song’s tongue-in-cheek tone, it also includes a sample from Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar movie. Written by blackbear, the concept of the song came to him in July after seeing the #hotgirlsummer trend all over social media.

Chukwu Shares Lead Single “Quiche” Via The 405, Announces ‘Process’ LP Out 9/27 Via Veriditas Recordings

Today, NYC-based alternative hip-hop artist Chukwu announces his debut LP, sharing lead single “Quiche.” Yesterday, The 405 premiered the track, praising it as “a listen as hypnotic as it is thought-provoking.” Chukwu’s debut LP Process is out 9/27 via Veriditas Recordings.

Los Angeles-based NIGHTCALLERS debut Sci-Fi concept album ‘Who Calls at Night’ / Available everywhere today!

Buzzbands.la premiered the title track yesterday, stating: “The album is a wild ride — in helmsman’s terms, well worth the turbulence. It’s thoroughly danceable camp, which tells a story, which has the time-honored (and currently relevant) underlying theme of some evil group being at the controls.”

Premiere: NIGHTCALLERS, ‘Who Calls at Night’

Rachel Bobbit and Justice Der Team Up For Captivating Single, “Iris Road”

Drawing inspiration from artists like Soccer Mommy, Alvvays, and Radiohead, “Iris Road” serves as a soundtrack to the listener’s memories. Bobbitt explains that the audience is “made to feel like they’re experiencing the honeymoon phase through rose colored glasses.” The track effortlessly encapsulates the difficult period of change almost everyone faces through the transition from an adolescent to early adulthood. Produced by Der, the song features Stephen Bennett on drums, who was inspired by the unique drum patterns of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi,” while inspiration for the mixing of the song was pulled from “Archie, Marry Me,” by Alvvays.

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Drop Lyric Video For New Single “Get The F*ck Out of Here”

Calgary-based hard rock quintet KOBRA AND THE LOTUS have returned with their new studio album, ‘Evolution’, which will get a September 20 release via Napalm Records. Following hot on the heels of their first single “Burn,” today the band releases a lyric video for the new track “Get The F*ck Out Of Here.”

Superstar Mika Joined By Breakout Canadian Singer Kiesza On Tiny Love Tiny Tour This Fall

Critically acclaimed, platinum-selling, global pop star MIKA confirms opening support from Kiesza on all U.S. and Canadian tour dates this fall. The Tiny Love Tiny Tour kicks off with back-to-back shows at New York City’s Brooklyn Steel on September 12 and 13 with further dates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Montreal.

Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate release new EP ‘Ark’

London-based genre defying band Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate’s release new EP – ‘Ark’.

The twelve minute instrumental title track follows the history of the Second World War aircraft carrier The Ark Royal. It was inspired by the experiences of Malcolm Galloway’s paternal grandfather, Richard Galloway, who was a telegraphist/air-gunner in 820 Swordfish Squadron on the Ark Royal.

Rebekah Hawker shares new EP and focus track ‘Kempenfelt Bay’ today

Rebekah Hawker’s defining characteristic is that she needs no frivolities to capture and hold one’s attention. The ability to command an audience is a quality that most of us do not possess and yet every great performer must. And it is in her contrasts that Rebekah Hawker manages to achieve this perfectly.

GRAVES & BISHU Release “Tear Me Apart” on Thrive Music (August 23) OUT NOW

Los Angeles-based producer–GRAVES–finally delivers his debut release off of Thrive Music – “Tear Me Apart” ft. BISHU. “Tear Me Apart” begins with emo guitar plucks layered underneath BISHU’S dreary, layered vocals. The energy then picks up, ascending into a minimal drop that perfectly mixes shimmering synths and banging drums. It’s a blend of genres that is rarely touched, but on “Tear Me Apart”, GRAVES shows that he’s unafraid to color outside of the lines – and talented enough to pull it off.


“F You I Love You (Feat. Teyana Taylor)” is among the tracks included on a newly expanded edition of KYLE’s RIAA gold certified debut album, LIGHT OF MINE, available today at all digital retailers and streaming partners via independently popular.

Tash Heats Things Up With VOLUME 1 EP and New Music Video

Australian indie singer-songwriter and musician Tash has just released her music video, “The Signs.” The video comes on the tails of her EP, VOLUME 1, released in late July under the indie label, Hitmakers Entertainment. The music video displays Tash’s charismatic songwriting style and glass-cutting vocals, while taking the viewer on a relaxed evening ride through the city. VOLUME 1 is available to download and stream across all digital media platforms worldwide, and “The Signs” music video is available on YouTube.

WILDSTREET Premiere Video for Single “Tennessee Cocaine” on Tattoo.com Today!

WILDSTREET premiered their official music video for their single “Tennessee Cocaine” today on Tattoo.com. The single is set for release on all major digital & streaming platforms August 23rd.

“Tennessee Cocaine’s the greatest feeling on the greatest night of your life. It’s like a speed ball laced w/adrenaline & cut w/ ecstasy. It’s hedonistic, instinctual, sexual like the gun burning ink in your veins. Tennessee Cocaine represents an addiction.. a addiction of humanity shall I say… to be free, to be an individual, & to live on our own terms. It’s about being the superstar or rockstar, at the best party.. on the best night of your life…” says Eric Jayk.

Crobot Confirmed As Direct Support On Steel Panther Tour

Crobot has been confirmed as direct support on Steel Panther’s upcoming Heavy Metal Rules Tour. Detail on the specific appearances where the bands will share the stage follows below. Today, Crobot has releases a brand-new studio album titled MOTHERBRAIN. The lead single “Low Life” celebrates a Top 40 debut this week on both Media Base and the Billboard Rock Airplay Chart. Singer Brandon Yeagley offers, “It’s an anthem about this outside perspective on the definition of a low life. There’s a misconception that being a touring musician without a lot of money makes you a lowlife, but how is that really any different from the rest of the world? And, if that does make you a lowlife, we’re okay with it!”

ROCH wants to liberate our language choices on chilling experimental-pop single ‘I Love To You’

ROCH releases an atmospheric new track, ‘I Love To You’. Inspired by a phrase coined by feminist writer Luce Irigiray, in an attempt to rephrase and reposition “I love you” in order to liberate language – ‘I Love To You’ utilises homemade percussion, analog synths, and eerie atmospherics – standing as another stark and intriguing example of what to expect from her debut full length album due for release early 2020.

Trey Lander – The Vulnerability Project Premiere!

Trey Lander has formed ‘Vulnerable Worlds’ where he asks musicians that he works with what makes them vulnerable, and then they work together to create an audio landscape for this. For his new track he worked with nine musicians to create an upbeat and energetic track.

Walk Off the Earth Debuts Original Pop Single “I’ll Be There”

“The group showcases a keen gift for consuming vast swaths of pop music, digesting them simultaneously, and synthesizing them into a grandiose sound that’s so broadly appealing, it seems to contain everything that’s ever made anyone turn up a radio.”

“Individual vocal stylings mesh seamlessly with elaborated harmonies and epic melodic arrangements.”
– Billboard

“Catchy, uplifting, engaging track”
– Forbes

After an extremely tough year, critically-acclaimed multi-platinum musical phenomenon Walk Off the Earth returns with the new uplifting original pop single “I’ll Be There,” their response to the last year coping with the heartbreaking and unexpected loss of band member Mike ‘Beard Guy’ Taylor.

Black Violin Announces New Album ‘Take the Stairs’ – Releases Video for “Showoff”

Today, the classical-meets-hip-hop duo Black Violin announced a November 1st release date for their album Take The Stairs. The announcement comes with the album’s first single “Showoff” – referred to by Black Violin as a “classic instrumental,” the song displays the group’s technical virtuosity while incorporating fiery, energetic production. The track is accompanied by an official video featuring a variety of athletes and influencers showing off their own impressive feats and stunts.

Grunge-rock/punk trio Candy Ambulance drop raw & punchy new single “Road Valium”

NY grunge trio Candy Ambulance return with a raw new single “Road Valium” today. A delicious blend of punchy grunge-rock is splashed with twist of punk antics and pop hooks to build the band’s unique and addictive sound. Self-deprecating lyrics are served in cheeky, brash manner, while diving deep into intimately personal truths. “Road Valium” comes off Candy Ambulance’s upcoming album Traumantic, out September 13th.

KRISTEENYOUNG Premieres Celestial Video for “Everyday Subtraction” – TheSubset out Sept. 4th

With the celestial extravagance of Bjork or Kate Bush, and the smoky mystical aura of Bowie’s Labyrinth, KRISTEENYOUNG offers a sinister sojourn with her new video for “Everyday SubTraction” premiered today on BlackBook. “Everyday SubTraction” is the second track off her upcoming album, The SubSet (release date: September 4, 2019), and epitomizes the harmonious yet aggressive polarity of her music.