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GYGAX Announces High Fantasy October Western US Tour; Third Album, High Fantasy, Out Now On Creator-Destructor Records

Following several recent bouts of touring, GYGAX will head back out in October. The High Fantasy Tour will storm the Western US from October 9th through 13th, invading Fullerton, San Diego, Reno, Oakland, and San Francisco. GYGAX will be joined by their allies in Haunt for four of the five shows, the final show also featuring Space Vacation and labelmates Crepuscle.

GYGAX High Fantasy Tour:
10/09/2019 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA w/ Haunt
10/10/2019 Acid Vault – San Diego, CA w/ Haunt
10/11/2019 Jub Jub’s – Reno, NV
10/12/2019 Elbo Room JL – Oakland, CA w/ Haunt
10/13/2019 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA w/ Haunt, Space Vacation, Crepuscle – 3 pm

MOTÖRHEAD Reveals Instant Grat Track from Upcoming Deluxe Collector’s Box-Set, “1979”

A never before released live version of MOTÖRHEAD’s classic “Stay Clean” is available today for fans to listen to or download on all Digital Service Providers (DSP).

This version of “Stay Clean,” taken from the Good N’Loud – Live At Friars, Aylesbury album, was recorded on March 31, 1979. A video for the track is also available at:

Skope Magazine // Monotronic Release New Single “In Your Head”

Monotronic – They’re a New York City-based “jamtronica” band, who’ve just dropped a new single “In Your Head”.

Jamie Jones presents Paradise New York – Avant Gardner Brooklyn Takeover on September 21

In the midst of its eighth Ibiza season at DC-10, Jamie Jones’ world renowned event series Paradise returns to Brooklyn on Saturday, September 21 from 6pm-4:30am to close out the summer for its only New York event of 2019. Featuring one of the event series’ biggest takeovers to date with three stages of musical programming, the day-into-night event will see a heavyweight lineup of beloved Paradise regulars and exciting new debuts from house and techno’s finest DJs. Handpicked by Jamie Jones, Masters at Work, Lee Foss, Alan Fitzpatrick, Octave One (live), wAFF, Cuartero, Rebūke, and more will play across The Brooklyn Mirage, The Great Hall, and The Kings Hall at Avant Gardner. As Jamie Jones’ only New York appearance in 2019, the globe-trotting artist will up the ante with a rare, second ‘techno only’ set in The Great Hall. A globally in-demand party series that has regular sold out events at Amsterdam Dance Event, Barcelona’s Off Week, The BPM Festival, Miami Music Week, and Tomorrowland, Paradise New York is not to be missed.

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ICYMI: AMMO Releases New House Single “I LIKE IT A LOT” ft Sir Bloke

Pop producer savant–AMMO–delivers his highly-anticipated novelty house track, “I Like It Alot” on Thrive Music. From being one of the most in-demand producers in pop music, AMMO branches out into the global DJ scene with a debut song that has all the ingredients to become a breakout global hit.

“I Like It Alot” blasts off with a catchy thumping bass line and ringing cowbells, all layered over an addictive beat that leads into the instantly recognizable vocals of Sir Bloke. While the lyrics themselves propel listeners into the glamorous experience of nightlife, the true novelty of the track is that the featured vocals come from one of the biggest pop stars in the world (under his alter-ego, Sir Bloke).

Norwegian Grammy-winning The Switch cross-pollinate genres on ‘Spring in the Forest of Time’ + album out Set

New single here from Norwegian Grammy-winning sophisti-pop septet The Switch – ‘Spring in the Forest of Time’ – which, at times, incorporates the genre of Muzak (that’s ‘elevator music’ in layman’s terms), through the off-kilter time signature and syncopated instrumental and percussion parts.

From budding seeds to the overarching themes of this viridescent volume, the outfit hones something stylistically varied, surrealistically inclined and tactile, like a brightly plumaged exotic bird lost in the upper stretches of the northern hemisphere.


When Michael Waugh opens his mouth, you should listen”. Andrew McMillen – The Australian

“As he does so rewardingly right across The Weir, Waugh shapes and colours his songs with the kind of unique Australian qualities associated with Tim Winton, Perry Keyes and Paul Kelly.” – Rhythms Magazine

“Another masterclass in songwriting from Michael Waugh” – Shane Nicholson


Enigmatic NZ electronic artist Lontalius, also known as Eddie Johnston, has today announced his glowing new single Swim, a comforting, honest track about accepting the ups and downs of life, out now. Swim is also accompanied by a stunning clip, made in collaboration with Phoebe Gittins and Arty Papageorgiou (Pacific Heights, Whim, Weird Together). The prolific young artist has also announced his new album, All I Have, set for release on October 4. Lontalius will be joining Japanese Wallpaper on the road for his first ever Australian shows in October and November this year, kicking off at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on October 25, then moving through Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and wrapping up in Brisbane at The Brightside on November 9.

New Music From Alexander 23 “High School” Out Now On Interscope Records

On the nostalgic track, the up-and-coming artist focuses on the mishaps and growing pains we experience flourishing into adulthood. He sings over soft, blissful keys, questioning, “how did we get here and how do we get back?” The lyric video showcases footage of Alexander throughout the years – a time capsule of clips doing what he does best, perform.

Welcome To Mirrorland — EarthGang Debut Album Out Now!

Dreamville/Interscope Records duo, EarthGang, comprised of Olu and WowGr8, have released their highly anticipated debut album, Mirrorland. The long awaited project from the Atlanta natives packs a punch with 14 meticulously curated tracks, including previously released “Proud of U” featuring Young Thug, with 10 million Spotify streams, and “Up,” which first premiered on COLORS Berlin almost a year ago to this day. Mirrorland is a reimagination of “The Wiz,” a love letter to EarthGang’s hometown of Atlanta; the pair have spent two years creating a fluid project that ebbs and flows in multiple directions, held together by its homage to the various eras of hip hop. With the release of Mirrorland, combined with their multiple contributions to Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III album, EarthGang prove that they are artists with technicolor vision and a mission to succeed.

JRL – Wild Youth, OUT NOW!

Written at 5am on a cold Winterís night, ëWild Youthí is the product of JRLís signature Summer sound coupled with Kid Spiritís songwriting and co-prod.

The story is of a young person reminiscing about times long gone; admitting to themselves that theyíre still living in the past. Mike Archangeloís unique voice perfectly encapsulates the struggle of letting go, and his vocal performance makes for a memorable top-line.