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Brooklyn rapper and entrepreneur, Young M.A has released her highly anticipated debut LP Herstory In The Making and with it a video for the first track “No Mercy (Intro)”. The track, described by Rolling Stone as “an epic, punchline-filled introduction to M.A’s debut album” is just that, laying the stage for a devastatingly personal look into the rappers life. “You’re gonna get the truth,” M.A explains of Herstory In The Making. “You’re gonna get the cocky joints, the slick talk joints where I talk my talk, but then I’m gonna get personal. Real personal. That’s why this album is called Herstory In The Making,’ because it’s about all sides of me.

Anna Farrow | Sortie de l’album Smile

Anna Farrow, chanteuse et compositrice franco-anglaise présente “Smile”, un album intime et joyeux, qui invite à la danse, à la fête, ou parfois au rêve avec une pointe de mélancolie, mais toujours optimiste. Smile, c’est un peu ce sourire à la Chaplin que l’on porte pour dire le bonheur ou éloigner les mauvais jours.

Anna écrit ses textes et mélodies avec fraicheur, dérision et humanité. Ses chansons parlent de relations amoureuses (Boys & girls, Natural), du désir (Désir Sauvage, New Born Day) du changement (Leave), de foi en l’avenir (Hope), avec toujours un léger sourire.

Sept/oct – Tournée en duo – Scènes de Bistrot
18/10/19 – Jazz Club de Savoie, Chambéry
26/10/19 – Le Makeda – Marseille
16/11/19 – Le petit duc – Aix
13/12/19 – Forum de Berre
31/12/19 – Pasino, Aix-en-Provence
16/01/2020 – LA MAROQUINERIE – Release Party – Paris
07/02/2020 – Cité de la musique – Marseille
04/03/2020 – IMFP – Salon de Provence
Mars 2020 – Tournée en Asie


“I was thinking about the first person I really dated at like 17. It wasn’t like, ‘I miss you’. It’s more like, ‘Who are you?’ shares Phil. “I wanted to capture the feeling of pondering who this person is and what she’s doing now.” Reminiscing over Juno synth transmissions, the track toggles pops of percussion and breathy verses before an unshakable refrain.

The Captain’s Son New Single “Will It Last?”

Essentially, their vibe is ’60s/’70s-inspired pop/rock (think Donovan, Pretty Things, Quicksilver, Kinks) with a bit of Petty, Laurel Canyon, surf pop, the occasional sniff of Weezer- hopefully, you’ll hear what I mean…

The three folks in the group are named Paige Byrd, Jarred Hayden and William Hopkins. Paige and Jarred, who have been playing music together since their teen years, originally formed the band in December 2015 in their native Southwest Missouri. A few years ago, the two high-tailed it across the country, settling in So Cal, where they eventually got Hopkins to follow suit and head west to join.

INSANITY ALERT Release Animated Video for “Death By Wrecking Ball”

INSANITY ALERT comment: “Our new video ‘Death by Wrecking Ball’ is not primarily, as one might think, a karma death fantasy for a virus called Miley Cirus. It’s just the simple story about lots of steel hitting a human body. So be aware of the one and only weapon of mosh destruction – coming after you in the remaining tour dates of 2019!”

Apple Music Launches R&B Now Playlist

Apple Music proudly announces the launch of R&B Now, the new home for the vanguard of R&B music, formerly known as The A-List: R&B. The signature playlist cover artwork for R&B Now will feature a different artist each week and that artist’s latest release will receive the highly coveted #1 spot on the playlist. R&B Now premieres today with rising-star Atlanta singer Summer Walker and features her brand new track “Come Thru”-a sexy duet with Usher about late-night urges off her official debut album Over It. This sultry song bridges two generations of Atlanta royalty and represents the present and future of the genre. The song even samples Usher’s 1997 hit “You Make Me Wanna…”

Allie Colleen Releases New Single, “Along The Way,”Available Now on All Digital Platforms

“This song was inspired by my best friend, Emily, and was inspired by our distance and what it is like to love someone who you know needs to leave and grow up and explore,” shared Allie Colleen. “We hope it encourages you to do some exploration of your own, we hope that you go out and you find all there is to find, and we hope that after all that, you realize that what you had before is worth coming back to. This song is about the courage to look for more and at the end of the day be happy with settling down with the one you love.”

Matt and Kim New “GO GO” Track & Video // ‘GRAND’ 10th Anniversary Tour

Ahead of their fall tour, Matt and Kim today release their pumped up new single “GO GO” (FADER Label) and accompanying music video. Known for infectious, beat-driven tracks, “GO GO” is right in step as the perfect can’t-stay-in-your-seat single.


Elektra recording group Fitz and the Tantrums have released an official lyric video for “OCD”, off their brand new album “ALL THE FEELS”.

Laura Reznek – “You Are Bad” (New Single Out Now)

A self-professed observationist and avid people-watcher, Laura Reznek’s music takes up issues of humans and humanity. Although her classical training is apparent in her technique and arrangements, Reznek’s interest in perception is her guide in her upcoming project.

Billie Eilish Announces Arena WHERE DO WE GO? WORLD TOUR

Global, chart-topping Interscope/Darkroom Records artist Billie Eilish has announced her 2020 arena WHERE DO WE GO? WORLD TOUR, produced by Live Nation. Starting on March 8 in Miami, FL, the WHERE DO WE GO? WORLD TOUR will take her live show to some of the world’s biggest arenas including New York City’s Madison Square Garden on March 15. General on-sale starts Oct 4.

OUT NOW: LLoyd Llewellyn – Drinking with The Devil

The inimitable Lloyd Llewellyn released his latest single ‘Drinking with the Devil,’ at St Pancras Old Church, last night. Lloyd’s latest is an exploration into self-induced negativity and the thrill of flirting with pushing oneself to the edge. To accompany this killer track we shot a stunning music video, in Camberwell studios, featuring some of the finest young dance/movement artists which is yet to be released.

Tebey Releases New Single & Video for “The Good Ones” Featuring Marie Mai

Canadian-born, Nashville-based songwriter Tebey has released a new single and video “The Good Ones.” Featuring Canadian pop sensation Marie Mai, the new single is a testament to the strength of Tebey’s masterful songwriting ability. The video is available to stream now via Taste of Country who writes, “Tebey co-produced the track alongside Danick Duepelle blending contemporary country and lush pop elements for a progressive sound. The black-and-white video helps to create a sense of romantic longing for something that can never be again.” “The Good Ones” is available to download.

OUT TODAY: New Album from Alt/Psychedelic “Future Classic” Band, Futurist

Futurist have embraced their modern tools to create a hybrid sound that is both traditional and forward-looking.” (The Big Takeover)

“”Harakiri” is a cool psych-rock tune with an addictive bass-line and chattering percussion that puts the listener into a head nodding groove, while the spastic keys and rhythmic guitar sets the mood for the haunting lyrics that are sung with passion and a sense of urgency. ” (Pancakes and Whiskey)

Ava Lake Shares New Single “Mystery” || Debut EP ‘The Rise’ Out October 18th

“Mystery” is a bombastic dance-pop track that invites you into the world of Ava Lake. Through her thumping production, synth-pop grandeur, and harrowing vocals, Ava Lake’s creates a sound that is ready to debut on the dancefloor. The song explores the beginning stages of a relationship, the time when you’re still trying to figure out the other person. But, instead of dwelling on the unknown, “Mystery” invites you to live in the present, enjoy the moment, and just dance.


“After a meteoric rise over the last few years, Dave East is in for his biggest year yet. Not only is the Harlem rapper starring as Method Man in Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga, he’s just set a fall release for his full-length studio debut, SURVIVAL.” – Consequence of Sound


Atlantic recording artist Gucci Mane has dropped “Big Booty” ft. Megan Thee Stallion, the second single off his upcoming highly-anticipated new album, WOPTOBER II. “Big Booty” ft. Megan Thee Stallion is available at all DSPs and streaming services.


Today, rising genre-bursting songwriter, singer and rapper Jez Dior releases his anticipated debut studio album, Handle With Care.

The 11 track project features recent singles “Don’t You Worry” and “Please Don’t Go,” along with previously released tracks “Cocaine” and “Nobody Knows (ft. Jackson Guthy).”


“I wrote problems while I was thinking about how as a teenager, I feel like all my problems are so monumental at times when in reality they really aren’t,” DeathbyRomy says of the single. “I think most people my age and just about anyone really can relate to that sense of importance over one small issue.”

Center Stage Magazine Premieres “Water Down The Whiskey” By Paige King Johnson

Emerging Nashville-based singer and songwriter Paige King Johnson has released a brand new lyric video for her debut single, “Water Down The Whiskey.” Exclusively premiered by Center Stage Magazine yesterday, the song is the North Carolina native’s reflective tribute to her classic country roots, mixed with her own modern edge to songwriting and the art of storytelling.

Veridian Releases Meaningful New Single, “Halo”

Today, U.K. rock outfit, Veridian, have released a brand new single, “Halo.” The track is the second song the band has released, following their first single, “Curtains,” since signing with Revival Recordings in July of this year. “Halo” along with the accompanying music video was premiered yesterday with Dreambound.


When you put the creative Rock Mafia team in a room with outspoken songwriter and singer Goldiie you end up with real music empowerment. “F**K What People Think” was produced by Rock Mafia and co-written with Gabrielle “Goldiie” Nowee who also lends her vocals to the song, out today on all digital platforms via 12 Tone Music Group.


By 2018, he enjoyed a series of firsts in North America. He sold out “cool venues like Arlene’s” and tried his hand at composing in the states, delivering the one-offs “Hey Lil’ Mama” and “Fresh Roses.” The latter racked up 17.5 million Spotify streams in under six months.

Juke Ross North American Tour Dates
Nov 03 2019 – Union Stage – Washington, DC, USA
Nov 04 2019 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY, USA
Nov 05 2019 – Sonias – Cambridge, MA, USA
Nov 08 2019 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA, USA
Nov 10 2019 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON, Canada
Nov 11 2019 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL, USA
Nov 13 2019 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN, USA
Nov 18 2019 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nov 19 2019 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA, USA
Nov 21 2019 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR, USA
Nov 22 2019 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA, USA
Nov 23 2019 – The Biltmore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ashley Bathgate’s album “ASH” is out now

Ashley Bathgate’s new solo album ASH, which reinvents the cello suite for the 21st century, is out now in digital and CD format through Bandcamp, Apple Music, and Spotify. The album features a six-movement suite of cello works written expressly for her by the composers collective known as Sleeping Giant.

Global Singer-Songwriter / Producer / Multi-Instrumentalist NIve Releases New Single “Tired”

Korean-American singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist NIve, is truly a one of a kind global pop artist in the making. NIve (pronounced Neeve) is on a mission to help his listeners slow down, express themselves, and heal through his music. And, by all accounts, he’s succeeding.

New York’s glam rock artist Micky James Entitled ‘Cry Baby’

‘Cry Baby’ narrates being stuck in a toxic relationship. James shares, “Crybaby to me feels like my most rock’n’roll song yet. Like all good rock’n’roll songs, the message and the feeling get right to the point”.

Micky James is off of Dirty Canvas Music (American Authors, Young Rising Sons) and has been garnering heavy rotation on Sirius XM, as well as attention from the likes of Billboard and Live Nation’ Ones To Watch to name a few.

The Cityfox Odyssey NYE & NYD 2020: A 27-hour Metamorphic Odyssey With The Biggest Lineup Of The Year

Get ready for the biggest night to ring in the New Year with a 27 hour marathon brought to you by The Cityfox Experience at Brooklyn’s boldest and massive dance music venue Avant Gardner. The Cityfox Odyssey announces their biggest lineup to date with some of the most in-demand artists in the dance music scene with Âme b2b Dixon, Hot Since 82, Ida Engberg, Jamie Jones, Sasha & John Digweed, and Stephan Bodzin (live) along with many others.

Additional heavyweights joining this colossal celebration include Andhim, Artbat, Fideles, HVOB (live), Mathame, Yokoo b2b Matthew Dekay and support by Iva, Niki Sadeki, Ray Zuniga & Nikita. Plus, more to be announced!

Dixon at The Cityfox Experience: Transcend | Photo Credit: Zach Dilgard