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Para Fiction drop mind-bending visuals for new single ‘Time Debt’

The video showcases a psychedelic and science fiction-inspired production, where Para Fiction’s rapper Jambo and producer Coding Dude are seen driving a Back To The Future style car through time and space – alluding to the track’s lyrics detailing being in debt to time. The chaotic visuals jump from monochrome to sharp colour and utilise engrossing effects such as inverted colour and pixelation, creating a further impact with their uncontainable flair and punk attitude.

Hummingbird by BPZ release three part debut LP from label founder

Label head Benjamin Philippe Zulauf presents his first album dɒɡɪd, which will be an LP split into three separate EPs. The music provided is a clear display of the depth in his sound and the years spent working and exploring his craft. Exploring deep, rich atmospherics with emotive intensity and raw, subtle synth frequencies.

Sweeping you into a dream like state of mind is ‘Call of the North’ mysterious whirs linger throughout the track with a tight steady kick to keep you on the ground, a fitting opening track of the split LP. ‘A Degree of Disorder’ is a killer ambient dub track, clinical hi hats and mesmerizing synths, a pleasant listen of the highest order. Taking you deeper is ‘Lone Wolf’ a wholesome experience from start to finish, space like connotations and emotive keys carry the record in to darker atmospheres.


Violinist, singer, songwriter, and producer Sudan Archives has released her new single “Confessions”, available now on all digital platforms. The first track to be released from Sudan Archives’ forthcoming debut album on Stones Throw Records, “Confessions” was produced with Wilma Archer and details a crisis of conscience. It follows her debut EP Sudan Archives (2017) and the Sink EP (2018), both of which garnered wide acclaim from NPR Music, The Guardian, Pitchfork and The New York Times, among many others.

Fake Dad Premieres “What’s Wrong Part ii” Video via Indie Current

Andrea de Varona and Josh Ford aka Fake Dad make music in their tiny Brooklyn studio/apartment. Since the beginning of 2018, they have been operating as equal parts band and collective, often collaborating with all kinds of up-and-coming artists. With a signature production sound and distinct vocal style, they create a consistent and engaging framework in which to showcase the diverse voices that stop by. Although Andrea and Josh come from different musical backgrounds, they share a common goal: to create something that understands you. Fake Dad is always there to give you a friendly pat on the back and a warm cup of cocoa after a long, hard day. They want you to know that everything is going to be ok.

Balmorhea’s Michael A. Muller announces debut solo album ‘Lower River’

Conceptually, Lower River explores the place where time, space, and self are occluded — a field of pure energy and creation similar to ‘the flow’ or zen state where ideas stream without impediment. Inspired by Michael A. Muller’s own remote travels throughout the US and Europe and the personal exploration of a meditative practice, it’s a sonic exploration of what it means to hear versus to listen, to immerse oneself in navigating the subconscious plane of pure energy and deep, immersive creativity.

Flying Colors Launch Their Second Video For “You Are Not Alone”

Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group and Flying Colors have announced the global release of the band’s third studio album THIRD DEGREE on October 4. Third Degreedid not come effortlessly, nor too quickly. “It took time — but that’s the thing with Flying Colors,” Portnoy admits. “It’s very hard to get the five of us in the same room at the same time. But once we do, it flows so easily.”


A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie releases Tiësto & SWACQ remix of his RIAA double platinum-certified hit “Look Back At It,” from the Billboard Top 200 #1 album, Hoodie SZN, which as amassed over 2 billion streams to date.

Remix arrives while Hoodie SZN remains sturdy within the top 50s of Billboards Top 200 Albums chart 34 weeks after its release date.

New Tiny Ruins LP & US Tour w/Aldous Harding

Tiny Ruins announce the release of Olympic Girls Solo, an acoustic recording of the widely acclaimed third album. Featuring Hollie Fullbrook’s arresting vocals and intricate guitar playing, the solo recordings reflect the sparse beauty of her earliest work. The album features some of Fullbrook’s most accomplished songwriting, recorded onto tape in whole live takes at Auckland’s Roundhead Studios.

SUNN O))) Announces The Release Of Pyroclasts, Confirmed For Release Through Southern Lord On October 25th; Trailer Posted

The Pyroclasts album is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning, or evening during the two week Life Metal sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a twelve-minute improvised modal drone at the start and or end of the day’s work. The piece performed was timed with a stopwatch and tracked to two-inch tape, it was an exercise and a chance to dig into a deep opening or closing of the day’s session in a deep musical way with all of the participants. To connect/reconnect, liberate the creative mind a bit and greet each other and the space through the practice of sound immersion. The players across the four pieces of Pyroclasts are Tim Midyett, Tos Nieuwenhuizen, Hildur Guðnadóttir, and as always, SUNN O)) founders Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson.

VOYAGER Unveil New Album Details, Premiere New Song and Music Video

Vocalist Danny Estrin comments on the video: “We wished to continue having Australian landscapes as a feature point in our music videos following on from the epic music video for ‘Brightstar.’ So, to incorporate more of a cityscape vibe for this dark, yet uplifting synth number inspired by Steve Winwood, ‘Colours’ was intended to demonstrate that we are all colours in the sun, and that we as a band are progressing on our onward journey to the next release, as can be visualised in the video.”



Already an emerging name in the house scene, Coe transcends with the sounds of R&B and Hip Hop as summer fuelled nights of passion make for his brand new record ‘Last Night’.

Premiered on SBTV, the video is shot on sun kissed beaches as Coe retraces his memories and accounts for them with this bouncy, seductive joint.


Tides From Nebula share their new single “Ghost Horses” along with a music video. It’s the second new song taken from their 5th studio album “From Voodoo to Zen” coming September 20th via Long Branch Records (SPV) and Mystic Production.

Shane McAnally Ties Record For Most Songs Nominated For Song of the Year in CMA Awards History

3x GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter and producer Shane McAnally makes history once again with his nomination for “Rainbow” as Song of the Year at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards, tying the record for most songs nominated in the category throughout the award show’s history. McAnally shares this record with Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame inductees Alan Jackson and Bob McDill, each composing seven songs nominated by the Country Music Association industry members. McAnally becomes the fastest songwriter to achieve this feat, earning his seven nominations in seven years for songs including “Mama’s Broken Heart,” “Merry Go Round,” “Follow Your Arrow,” “American Kids,” Take Your Time,” “Body Like a Backroad,” and “Rainbow.”

Diplo unveils new house label Higher Ground

Diplo unveils the launch of his new house imprint Higher Ground. Named after his recent deep house inspired Higher Ground EP, the label is a platform to showcase both established and up-and-coming talent in house music, and a new home for Diplo’s own house tracks and collaborations. Aiming to transcend a singular sound or subgenre, Higher Ground will release everything from tech-house to deep/melodic house, lo-fi to Afro-infused house, and everything in between.

Experimental Italian Nu-Soul Volcano, Phonix, Releases New Single and Video

From the shadow of Mount Vesuvius in Italy comes Phonix, a pop singer, songwriter and a producer whose wide love of music touches every track he creates in entirely different ways. Whilst his debut track, Rock and Roll, released in the summer of 2018, directly reflected his universe of musical heroes, from rock to rhythm and blues, from Elvis Presley, The Beatles, James Brown, to Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder his latest track, My Love and My Teacher is pure Phonix.