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Young Thug Debuts at #1 With New Album “So Much Fun”!

GRAMMY Award-winning artist Young Thug’s new album So Much Fun bows out at his highest charting project yet, debuting #1 on the Billboard 200. The album has features from the likes of Quavo, Juice Wrld, Nav, J Cole, Travis Scott, amongst others. So Much Fun was produced by Wheezy, Pi’erre Bourne, T Minus, Southside, DY, DJ Durel, Jayrich, Prezzley, Supah Mario, BL$$D, Chef, ATL Jacob, and 12hunna. Full tracklisting below.

Eclipse Release New Single “Viva La Victoria”

Following the critically acclaimed release of 2017’s “Monumentum”, Swedish rockers Eclipse return with their seventh studio album, entitled “Paradigm”, on October 11, 2019 on Frontiers Music Srl.

Jazz Musician and Pianist, David Rodgers, Set to Release Symbolic Sophomore Album, Doorways on Sept. 1

Genre-bending artist, David Rodgers has combined his classical training and jazz roots in his sophomore album, Doorways, which is set for release on Sept.1.

“‘Doorways’ is a symbolic project, representing the many ways we interact with change. A doorway can represent either coming towards or leaving an opportunity – often times it signifies both simultaneously,” commented Rodgers about the meaning behind the album.

Composer Rob Simonsen shares final self-directed trilogy video “Ondes”

Sometimes, if you want to live the dream, you need to let the dream come to you. Just ask composer Rob Simonsen, who began playing the piano at a young age, picking out melodies he heard in his parents’ record collection, before he began composing for himself. “I daydreamed a lot when I was young,” he remembers. “I’d sit at the piano, and it was very much about escape: letting my mind wander, exploring.”

Rob Simonsen Culminates a Journey of Self-Discovery for the Finale of His Music Video Trilogy with ‘Ondes’

Cecily Releases New EP, Awakening Pt. 1

Award-winning recording artist Cecily (Harmonius Grits, LLC), releases her 5-track EP, Awakening Pt.1, recently named Best New Soul by Bandcamp Daily, who said, “Her top-notch songwriting blends thoughtful self-reflection with a gentle, jazz-influenced sound.”

Cecily says, “Awakening Pt. 1 is the story of my awakening to Love – of learning to work on myself so I don’t unintentionally hurt my loved ones, of learning to forgive myself so I can love myself without condition, of surrendering to the beautiful flow of love in my life. These are stories of learning how to choose trust, patience, compassion, honesty, and kindness. These are stories of choosing love over fear, and I hope these songs serve as a reminder to my listeners to do the same.”

Rapport (Arbutus Records) and Skope Mag?

The band is fronted by Maddy Wilde (formerly of Moon King) and they’ve been building some momentum in Toronto and Montreal recently, opening for folks like Sir Babygirl, TOPS, Ellis and Palm.

For Skope: Khanvict’s Bollywood and Punjabi-inspired electronica – “Kahani” EP [out now]

Khanvict’s 5-track “Kahani” EP just has been released on Snakes x Ladders. “Kahani” EP has been created during Khanvict’s recent trip to the high-altitude deserts of Peru. Due to his roots, the EP consists of clear Bollywood and Punjabi inspirations mixed with the modern elements of bass music.


Filled with anthemic hooks and super-charged verses the Dollyrots new album Daydream Explosion is out now on Wicked Cool/The Orchard. Today Pure Grain Audio premieres the official video for the song “I Know How To Party,” see it here:


GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes becomes the first male solo artist to hold the #1 and #2 spot at Top 40 Radio as his joint single, “Senorita” with GRAMMY nominated Cuban born multi-platinum singer/songwriter Camila Cabello continues to amass global success by nabbing the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart. The song was released in June via Island Records where it achieved instantaneous success worldwide rocketing to #1 on Spotify’s Global chart as the biggest single-day debut of a male/female duet ever.

[Video] The Good People, A-F-R-O, Termanology – “Sidewalk Barbecue”

“Sidewalk Barbecue” is a summertime banger! The latest single from The Good People [Emskee & Saint] features fiery guest appearances from A-F-R-O and Termanology. Shot and directed by Shock B, this visual is a good-time street cookout featuring each of them sharing libations, meats and bars. “Sidewalk Barbecue” appears on the recently released “The Summer EP” out now via Below System Records. “In the same spirit as Main Source’s “Live At The Barbecue” we wanted to do a joint with some of today’s top spitters. If you notice the song has the same structure as “Live At The Barbecue” four 16 bar verses with a 4 bar hook in between.” – The Good People

Extra Arms release brand new single via Big Takeover

Coming hot on the heels of 2018’s acclaimed Headacher, an album that topped nearly a dozen “best of 2018” lists, Detroit-based indie rock/power pop band Extra Arms is set to release a brand new album titled Up From Here on October 25 via Dadstache Records in the U.S. and Get Party Records in Canada.

According to founder and frontman Ryan Allen, formerly of Frenchkiss Records’ Thunderbirds Are Now!, this is a 22-minute concept record Allen experienced a divorce during the writing of the LP and rather than turn bitter and unreachable he wrote from about letting go, grief and acceptance.

Glasgow’s Charrette (WOMPS) Share Debut Track “Only You” | Available Now On All DSPs

“The band’s Ewan C. Grant now is making music as Charrette and it’s about as far from WOMPS’ Pixies/Nirvana-influenced indie rock as can be imagined. “Only You” is atmospheric, mellow pop, heavy on synths and a smoky blue-eyed-soul vibe.”
– BrooklynVegan

“The track showcases a talent with a natural gift for layered production and ambience, as well as lush melancholy, that could signal big things for this budding young musician.”
– The 405

“Only You” is the debut track from Ewan C. Grant’s, Glasgow-based project, Charrette. Recorded by Chris Marshall during the Spring of 2019 at 7 West Studios in Glasgow. The track, “Only You” is available now via Displaced Records and distributed worldwide by The Orchard.