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Shoreline Mafia Celebrates Their First UK Concert with the ‘Shoreline In London’ Compilation Tape

Perfecting their signature brand of party positive rap, L.A.’s Shoreline Mafia is quickly developing a global following. Preparing for their first headlining show in the UK, Shoreline Mafia collaborates with Trap-A-Holics and UK rap website Mixtape Madness to release Shoreline In London, a compilation tape. Released ahead of Fenix Flexin and OhGeesy’s sold-out performance last night at London’s Islington Assembly Hall, Shoreline In London collects some of the collective’s best-loved tracks, including the Platinum-selling “Bands” and Gold records “Musty” and “Nun Major,” along with the new song “Grease Lightning.”

Aaron Smith releases highly emotive video for new single ‘Better Than You Loved Me’

Following the release of his debut EP ‘Loveless’ in late September through Platoon, which has already amassed 10 million streams, hotly tipped Scottish singer songwriter Aaron Smith unveils the highly emotive and incredibleypowerful video for his latest single ‘Better Than You Loved Me’. The video, directed by award winning film director/writer Ross Syner touches on the very sensitive subject of domestic abuse but from the less often documented perspective of the female as the aggressor.


Produced by The Stereotypes, “Lo Lo” continues to show Destiny’s versatility with this more hip-hop leaning track. Previously, Destiny wowed fans with her own rendition of Ramon Ayla’s “Tragos Amargos” where she showcased her Mexican heritage and ability to sing in Spanish.

P-Lo Pledges Allegiance to the Bay in the Energetic “Just Gang” Video

Proudly representing the cities whose sound he helped define, rapper/producer P-Lo is one of the most influential artists in the new wave of Bay Area rap. The Filipino-American rapper keeps his circle tight in “Just Gang,” his latest music video. An ode to fierce loyalty, “Just Gang” derives its power from a rubbery bass line and its memorable hook: “Not too many friends, just gang.” The video gives an inside look into P-Lo’s hectic summer, including footage from his raucous hometown set at Outside Lands Festival, where he performed with the Oakland A’s mascot Stomper, as well as from his visit to the San Francisco 49ers training camp, and his forays to biker bars and skate parks. Directed by Adrian Per, “Just Gang” also shines a spotlight on the Bay’s prominent Filipino community, offering close-ups to community members young and old. Released at halftime of the 49ers’ blowout Monday Night Football win, “Just Gang” is the latest video from SHINE, P-Lo’s recent album.


Miami Beach Pop Festival has announced the postponement of the 2019 event, originally scheduled for November 8-10. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the continuation of the original plan is no longer viable. The producers of Miami Beach Pop Festival will be working with all involved parties to secure a new date in the future. The lineup will change, as some performers may be unable to accommodate a rescheduled date.

Ticket holders who purchased through the Miami Beach Pop Festival official website can expect to see refunds on their credit card or bank statement within seven business days from today, October 8th. All other ticket holders should reach out to their point of purchase for refunds. We apologize for the inconvenience while we determine a new date and the best path forward for the future of the event.

New FRASE Single/Video: “Paddlin'”

FRASE recently released a bouncy, groove-driven new single titled “Paddlin'” that highlights his ability to blend smooth, nostalgic sounds with modern production. Accompanying the song is an official music video that conveys FRASE’s energetic and charming presence.


The pulsating synth driven track features rich vocals from rising London artist Bakar and a signature SebastiAn bassline. The single is taken from his first album in eight years, following 2011 debut, Total. Previous tracks released from the new album include “Thirst”, “Run for Me” featuring acclaimed US R&B singer Gallant, “Better Now” featuring American singer Mayer Hawthorne, and “Beograd”.

John Hiatt’s Eleven Album “Only The Song Survives” Box Set To Be Released December 6th, 2019 Via New West Records

New West Records is proud to announce the release of John Hiatt’s Only The Song Survives Box Set on December 6th, 2019. Only The Song Survives is the definitive collection of John Hiatt’s musical output spanning two decades of releases from New West Records beginning with Crossing Muddy Waters (2000) through his critically acclaimed The Eclipse Sessions (2018). Epic in scope, the vast box set includes eleven albums spread across fifteen long playing records, all pressed on high quality 180 gram vinyl. Four studio albums, Crossing Muddy Waters (2000), The Tiki Bar (2001), Beneath This Gruff Exterior (2003), and Master of Disaster (2005) have been remastered and are available on vinyl for the very first time.

Eric Bachmann shares timely new song “Misinformation Age”

From just the first few lines of his new song “Misinformation Age,” you sense that Eric Bachmann has had enough of the current administration and the 24-hour news cycle that supports it. Gently singing of graying truth and a nameless demagogue, “Misinformation Age” marks Bachmann’s first new music since 2018’s No Recover. Listen today:


“Let Me Know” springs to life from the outset, soaring on bursts of rhythm and emotion and an anthemic chorus that explores the passion and insecurity of new love. For the stunning video, the Swedish born, LA based artist once again collaborated with director Andreas Öhman, following a diverse range of couples throughout Sweden’s cities and idyllic countryside, while chronicling the ups and downs of young love.

Sam Weber Shares New Single “Blackout”

“Blackout” is a break-up song about feeling divided – between doing what feels right to me or what’s comfortable for someone else. It’s about watching someone try and change who they are to make you happy. It’s about trying to have a deeper understanding of relationships and investing more – and about being afraid in relationships too.

– Sam Weber


Los Angeles, GRAMMY-winning artist Anderson .Paak has scored his first-ever #1 single at Urban AC on Mediabase for his song “Make It Better” ft. Smokey Robinson off his last album Ventura. .Paak unseats Khalid’s “Talk”, which held the #1 spot for the past 9 weeks. The song has been on the charts for 25 total weeks (debuted at #23). Smokey Robinson joined .Paak for a performance of the single on Jimmy Kimmel Live! just last week.

Rina Mushonga Shares New Track “Cassiopeia” || Out Now On PIAS Recordings

Some four years in the making, In A Galaxy draws heavily upon Mushonga’s global transience while latterly empowered by a self-confessed year of transformation – a myriad of ideas, personal experiences and reflection, both on a creative and human level transforms the minutiae of ordinary lives into a collection intelligent, relevant and diverse pop.