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Following his recent chart-topping collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Chance the Rapper on “Cross Me” (found on Ed Sheeran’s ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’), as well as features with City Girls and Lil Baby, melodic heavyweight PnB Rock has enlisted Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz on his new single “FENDI,” out today.


So far, there’s been four tracks revealed from Thirst, his first album in eight years, following his 2011 debut Total: the dreamy electronic track “Better Now” here with 1960s-style harmonies features vocals from GRAMMY-nominated American artist Mayer Hawthorne, “Run for Me” featuring acclaimed R&B singer Gallant, “Beograd” and “Thirst”.

SebastiAn on tour:
Sat Nov 02 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Paris
Wed Dec 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda
Thu Dec 19 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Sat Dec 21 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Art Brut Announces 2020 Tour with The Subways + Video “Your Enemies Are My Enemies Too”

Art rock heroes ART BRUT are delighted to announce a run of March 2020 UK tour dates with perennial-favourite Hertfordshire rock trio The Subways, who will be playing their Young For Eternity album in full to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Tickets go on presale Tuesday 24th September 2019, with general release on sale Friday 27th September 2019

Dead & Company Adds West Coast “Fun Run 2019” Concerts

Due to overwhelming demand, DEAD & COMPANY – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti – have added “Fun Run 2019” concerts on the West Coast. The shows will be Friday, December 27, and Saturday, December 28 @ the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif., followed by hometown concerts to celebrate the New Year in San Francisco, Calif. at the Chase Center on Monday, December 30, and Tuesday, December 31.

December 27 & 28 @ ‘Fabulous’ Forum
December 30 & 31 @ Chase Center


The brand new feature-length film, directed by award-winning filmmaker and long-time artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn, Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest, delves deeply into the emotional stories of six special Depeche Mode fans from across the globe, giving audiences a unique look into music’s incredible power to connect and empower people. Along with these key fan stories, the film integrates performance footage from the two final shows of the band’s 2017/2018 Global Spirit Tour, which saw them play to over 3 million fans at 115 performance dates around the world.

Alternative Pop Band Mighty Tortuga Release Dreamy Single And Music Video, “Swear To God”

Connecticut-based alternative pop band Mighty Tortuga have released a new single, “Swear To God,” out on all digital platforms NOW. Self-described ‘dream rockers’, Mighty Tortuga says that “Swear To God” ‘is their way of saying the hook is still alive and well.’ Complete with dreamy guitar riffs, synth overtones, and somber vocals, this track takes you back to a time when guitars were still on the radio. Along with a music video for the track, Mighty Tortuga shows a great representation of self on “Swear To God,” highlighting their emo-rock roots and merging them with a lighter interpretation of modern power pop. A refreshing breath of air, “Swear To God” is a strong indication of where Mighty Tortuga’s mesmerizing, dream-like sound is headed.

Rucci Reunites With His Deported Father in the Moving ‘Tako’s Son’ Documentary

One of the prerequisites to rap success is the full-fledged and unconditional support of your neighborhood. In the new ABOVE ALL-produced documentary “Tako’s Son,” Inglewood rapper Rucci proves that he’s got that in spades. Premiered by The FADER, in conjunction with Rucci’s new interview with Beats 1’s Travis Mills, the documentary revolves about Rucci’s relationship with his father, Tako, an established neighborhood figure, who was deported to his native El Salvador. Interviewing Rucci, Tako, Rucci’s mother, Rucci’s family members, and his father’s close friends, the documentary reveals Rucci’s deep Inglewood ties and how his father’s legacy drives him to succeed in the rap game. The documentary reaches its emotional crux when Rucci heads down to Rosarito, Mexico to re-unite with his dad for the first time in four years.

London based artist Orchid dances away from cocaine-fuelled angst on feisty electro-pop debut single ‘Gold Dust’

London based artist Orchid today shares her debut single ‘Gold Dust’. A feisty electro-pop cut, examining the darker effects cocaine has had on relationships in the past – Orchid takes inspiration from the likes of M.I.A, Britney Spears and Kelis – to more recent purveyors of alternative pop including Grimes, Charli XCX and Rosalía; creating RnB-tinged pop music that makes you want to move.

Video: Mulatto – “See Sum”

With a pronounced Southern drawl and a confrontationally blunt sexuality, Mulatto is the next rapper to blow out of Atlanta. Heading to a gentleman’s club with a very specific set of instructions, Mulatto shares “See Sum,” her new video single. Running roughshod above creeping piano and horror movie tines, Mulatto cuts straight to the point, skipping small talk and telling her man exactly what she wants. In the video, directed with neon-lit flair by Terrius Mykel, Mulatto shows her dominant side, getting close with male and female dancers, and shaking what her maker gave her.

Out Today: BHuman Debut Album ‘BMovie’

Settle down. BHuman are coming at you with an inter-freakin-galactic concept album. Who does that these days?! They do. And they do it because they follow their muses passionately and with abandon. BMovie is a love letter to science fiction, the 90s, the duo’s friendship, and yes, B movies.

Soundwalk Collective With Patti Smith Share New Track “La Maison de Rimbaud” Feat. Phillip Glass

A sonic cross-continental experience, Mummer Love is the second album in the Perfect Vision triptych collaboration between Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith. The album, which features guest contributions from Philip Glass and Mulatu Astatke, will be released on November 8th via Bella Union. Having previously shared the track “Eternity”, Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith today unveil “La Maison de Rimbaud” which features Philip Glass on piano. Listen to it HERE.


Ekali has already captured the world’s attention this year with a string of successful singles, and he’s now joined forces with Wafia, a gold-selling, Australia-based queer singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist of Iraqi-Syrian descent who’s currently penning her debut album for Atlantic Records (due in 2020). The two teamed up on Ekali’s moving single “Be Fine” and is officially out today along with its music video, which tells the all-too-familiar tale of heartbreak, while tying together all aspects of the song and prominently featuring Wafia herself – LISTEN AND WATCH HERE!