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R&B duo Emotional Oranges share their new single “Your Best Friend is a Hater” from their upcoming new project ‘The Juice Vol. II’ out on November 8 via Avant Garden. The smoldering track calls out all of the haters and shuts down the negativity that comes from having them around and consequently spills into a romantic relationship. The duo has quickly amassed over 40 million streams, climbing at national radio and selling out shows across the world. Their signature blend of sultry R&B, 80’s jazz guitar, funk, pop has received large acclaim from The New Yorker, NPR, FADER, BBC, V Mag, PAPER, Complex and many more.

CREEPING DEATH: Wretched Illusions Debut From Texas Death Metal Behemoths Out Now And Streaming Via Entertainment One (“eOne”)

“Death metal’s new breed of old ghouls mutates vintage fringe into the modern mainstream. Leveraging the rhythmic latitude of thrash and hardcore, CREEPING DEATH torque the genre’s thick guttural trademarks with a ramrod propulsion and knockout delivery that’s seemingly innate.” — Decibel

Laurent Bourque releases sophomore LP

After touring his 2014 debut album, Pieces of Your Past, which won him Canada’s Stingray Rising Star Award, Laurent Bourque decided to put the brakes on and rethink his approach to songwriting. During this creative ennui, Laurent was introduced to the idea of co-writing upon his relocation to Toronto in 2017. Collaboration would be the creative key to the material in his new album, Blue hour (out today!)

J Rick shares mixtape inspired by his late uncle, British boxer Errol Christie

Speaking on the mixtape, J Rick said: “This record means a lot to me; its my first solo project release and is a commemoration of my uncle Errol Christie who died in June 2017. He was a big inspiration to me. I just wanted to express how I was feeling about the situation at the time and see what the music turned out like. It was a reflection of me at the time but people will take from it what they can relate to. It’s mad important for me to put out my own project cause I was working on this before I even started working with other people. On my own music, it takes longer to complete and I basically completed a whole other tape before scrapping it. I think producers don’t get what they deserve and if they wanna do something for themselves, they depend on artists to help them. I wanna change that.”

Jocelyn Alice – “The Dark”

Jocelyn Alice is a platinum-selling Canadian singer and songwriter with a fiercely powerful voice, heartfelt lyrics, and a magnetic style. Rising to fame with her 2015 breakout summer song, “Jackpot,” the track topped radio and sales charts before being certified platinum in Canada. Since then, Jocelyn’s songs have reached over 100 million streams.

Teez’ Debut Album – “R.E.N.O” is out

Birthed by the biggest little city, nurtured in the shadows of the Sierra Mountains, is a Tongan rap artist (Taholo Vainuku), who in honor of his people, goes by the stage name of Teez. He has just released his powerful debut album R.E.N.O via tastemaker label Mensch House Records!

Teez’ Debut Album – “R.E.N.O” is out today

Celeste Shares La Blogothèque Session

The Brighton-raised British-Jamaican singer also did a special performance for Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, with a haunting cover of Billie Eilish’s “When The Party’s Over” in addition to “Strange” and “Lately.”

Experimental Metal Band Open The Nile Debuting New Single/Video “Borealis” Off ‘The Meridian’ LP Out March 13, 2020

Open The Nile, a four-piece technical and experimental metal band from New York City has signed with Death Toll Records and will release their label debut ‘The Meridian’ on March 13, 2020.

Mika’s New Album My Name Is Michael Holbrook Out Now Via Republic, Video For “Sanremo” Debuts Today

“This album has been a rich and intense journey. Inspired by life in all its glory and all its dark challenges. It’s also inspired by love. Starting with an idea that was born in a cemetery in Savannah Georgia and ending the writing in a 650 yr old farm house in Italy. My intention was to write about life as it happened. A sort of album made in ‘real time,’” MIKA says. “It’s an explosion of joy, colour and emotion even though it was born in one of the most challenging periods for my family and I. Writing and recording this album was a form of medicine for me and my family. It is so deeply personal but also universal. I have come to realize that the only thing that matters in life are the people we love and the stories we tell. This album is dedicated to those people I love and to the notion that although we all hopefully grow with age, we should do so without losing our colors, our warmth or whimsy. I hope my “Tiny Love” stories somehow touch you or transport you, even just for an instant.”

Steve Aoki & Will Sparks Unite on Festival-Ready Single “Send It”

Dim Mak boss Steve Aoki joins Will Sparks on festival-ready single “Send It.” By incorporating Aoki’s vocals over a tech-leaning production, the duo bring a much welcomed update to the Melbourne Sound that Sparks helped establish.


Today, breakout Dutch R&B/Soul artist NICOLE BUS announces the upcoming release of her debut album, KAIROS via ROC NATION set for release on October 18, 2019.

KAIROS is co-executive produced and co-produced by Bus and multi-platinum producer Needlz [Drake, Cardi B, Bruno Mars].


Produced by Hitmaka (Drake, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie), “Shoot It Out” precedes an upcoming T.R.U. compilation, due later this year. The project will include tracks from 2 Chainz himself alongside T.R.U. flagship artists Skooly, WORL, Hott LockedN, and Sleepy Rose.

NEW MUSIC ALERT: Dejhare Drops New Music Video for Title Track “Unbreakable”

Dejhare is pleased to officially released her first full-length album Unbreakable on September 9th. Now she is following it up with a stunning new music video for the title track.

Ava Lake Shares New Single “God’s A Ghost” || Debut EP ‘The Rise’ Out October 18

“God’s A Ghost” opens with minimalist production and raw, jazz-inflected vocals before building to an explosive, synth-heavy chorus. Just as “Mystery” introduced Lake as a dexterous producer, “God’s A Ghost” flaunts Lake’s rich, textured vocals in the track’s more subdued moments.


“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

“East delves deep into the pits of his newfound fame and unearths every crevice of fear that often once wore him down. Instead of being entangled by his demons, he’s embracing his paranoia head-on and is rattling off fiery bars in the process.” – Billboard


The Australian sensation Tones And I single Dance Monkey out via Parlophone takes this week’s top spot on the Official UK Singles Chart, marking the end of a nine-week climb up the Top 100. It has raced past the 250 million streams landmark, having previously crashed into #8 on the Global Spotify Chart and become the most Shazamed track in the world.

Atlanta Rockers THE ENDANGERED SPECIES Unveil Their Sizzling Single via Pure Grain Audio About Tragic Murder of Father by Sinaloan Drug Cartel

The brothers state, “‘Mirror On The Wall’ is about self-reflecting on what’s before, what’s now, and what’s to come. As much change as we all hope to find to better the world, we have to accept that history has painted the path before us. Whether we choose to take the chance to follow the same course, or correct and make it more than it will ever be. In the end, no matter what foot you put forward there is only so much time before every reflection fades away. When yours fades, what impact will you leave?”

New Music This Week – Wilco, Angel Olsen, Mr. Rogers, and More

New Releases for October 04, 2019 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

WINTERCON: The Largest Sci-Fi Expo in NY Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Farscape

With the Holiday season gearing up, Comic Book and Sci-Fi lovers of ALL AGES are getting ready for WINTERCON 2019 as it makes its return to Resorts World Casino NY (110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11420) on Friday, November 22nd (5PM-10PM), Saturday November 23rd (10AM-7PM) and Sunday, November 24th (10AM-5PM)!

Dedicated to bringing fans an intimate convention experience, Wintercon is the place where they can get up close and personal with their favorite stars – from Comic Book authors and illustrators to actors/actresses in the realm of Film, TV, Video Gaming and more.

Winter Con 2019 To Celebrate Science Fiction Hit “Farscape”


Marked by minimalist production, soaring pop vocals, and deeply intimate lyricism, the title track is a sincere, soul-baring love song packed with an enduring sense of hope. “This one is special to me,” Haley explains, “‘Long Game’ helped me through a lot. I’ve listened to this song crying & I’ve head-bopped to it on another day. It’s going to be a positive force and I really believe that.”

Michael Seyer – Nostalgia EP

Japanese city pop, Brazilian boogie, and the songs his parents sang karaoke to, these influences help make Michael Seyer one of the most unique artists creating music in the indie-pop space today. On his new EP Nostalgia the 24 year old songwriter, born in the Philippines but raised in Gardena, a suburb of Los Angeles, set out to create songs which were both fresh and timeless.

boerd brings a lofty serenity to his latest single ‘Before We Drown’ ft. Stella Explorer      

Swedish producer Bård Ericson (aka boerd) brings a lofty serenity to his latest single, ‘Before We Drown’ ft. Stella Explorer.

Working in collaboration with vocalist Stella Explorer, this new cut sees the producer continue the soft and melancholic tones he conjured for his last EP release. While normally one to explore the sonic heights of electronic music, ‘Before We Drown’ sees the beatmaker work with a more dulcet atmosphere, adding a blend of organic instrumentation to his latest work in order to create a warmer and inviting composition that mirrors the evolutionary sound he has been always looked to incorporate.

EDS Mellow Rises Above Tough Haiti Upbringing to Release Levitate

Much of the world’s most influential music has been born out of difficult circumstances and EDS Mellow has struggled more than many. Born in Haiti – one of the poorest countries in the Americas, blighted by corruption, poor infrastructure and victim to a succession of natural disasters – EDS Mellow (Lener Louis) also had to overcome a fractured family life. Levitate is proof to everyone that great music can come from the unlikeliest circumstances.

Black – ‘Revolution D-1’

“As the title suggests, Revolution D-1 is a waltz song that depicts the mindset of a revolutionary leader, as he encourages his comrades the day before the revolution/rebellion.

Although the song is classical in nature, it is a fierce song that any music lover can get pumped up to.”