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Soulful glam rock substance from Populuxe

Even though the sound may lean retro, the lyrics reflect the turbulent times were living in. It’s a concept album which holds a mirror to the current Western cultural crisis by examining the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre.

Riton and Oliver Heldens Unveil Pulsating Official Video For New Single ‘Turn Me On’

Set in a hospital, the engrossing visuals capture the maverick ‘Dr. Love’ and his team of nurses, as they prescribe an array of unorthodox treatment to patients in order to make them love again – with wholly positive results.

‘Turn Me On’ has hit the ground running since its mid-September release, with over 6 million streams worldwide, reaching #2 on the UK Shazam charts and being crowned both BBC Radio 1 ‘Tune of the Week’ and Tune of the weekend. The single is now playlisted on Radio 1, Capital & Kiss FM. Billboard Dance described it as “funk perfection”.


“I swore off—and some time ago—the notion of music videos as they came to be known,” says Henry. “It always being a perilous proposition to wed images for promotional purposes to music—the former meaning to assign easy and unified experience to consumers; while music itself finding its resonance and longevity to its ability to be shape-shifting and ever evolving.

GAEREA Sign to Season of Mist

Regarding the signing, the band comments: “The Vortex Society is very pleased to announce that GAEREA has sealed a new record deal with Season of Mist! It’s an absolute honor to join the ranks of such high demand label and alongside very influential artists who have deserved our absolute respect since the void’s first glimpse of existence. Expect GAEREA’s mental horror at a level never seen before.”

Vevo and Tove Lo Release Live Performance of “Sweettalk My Heart”

Vevo announces the release of Tove Lo’s live performance of “Sweettalk My Heart.” Crafting a raw, confessional brand of pop shaped by her love of grunge as well as the pristine sounds of her Swedish homeland, Tove Lo is an award-winning performer and Grammy-nominated songwriter. The way her 2013 single “Habits (Stay High)” swung between joy and despair and frankly depicted drug use and sex made it a distinctive, relatable, multi-platinum hit and a fitting introduction to her uncensored style. She followed it with more uninhibited, autobiographical music: Her 2014 debut album Queen of the Clouds and 2016’s Lady Wood upheld her reputation for confronting the darker side of love and relationships with thoughtful, provocative and catchy songwriting.

NYC alt-pop diva PETRA returns with a whimsical new video for her latest single “Luckboy”

Petra is back with a brand new music video focusing on the struggles we all deal with when experiencing the dating world! In a hilarious and cinematic fashion, the music video for Luckboy takes place on a 70’s inspired dating show set that includes the worst kinds of male stereotypes like The Gym Rat, The Hipster Musician, The Frat Boy and of course, The F*ckboy! Each scene sees Petra rejecting these men in the most unapologetic way. She moves through the music while remaining charismatic and whimsical.


Four years after releasing his acclaimed debut solo album Contrepoint which channelled the influence of Bach into a rich, resonant and hugely rewarding spread of musical explorations, the founder of groundbreaking French electronic group Air continues the musical journey that began when 1998 ‘s Moon Safari, became the sublimely weightless soundtrack of its time.

Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) shares video for ‘Working (You Are)’

Stephen Mallinder, co-founder and frontman of the iconic Cabaret Voltaire, is sharing the video for previously released single ‘Working (You Are)’ off of his upcoming album Um Dada, his first solo effort in 35 years.

It was created by Caleb Madden, who had this to say of the work:

“It’s a conceptual thing rather than a treat for the eyes. I like the way it makes me think about ‘working’ and screensavers… Kinda like screensavers represent the banality of actual work, but also represent a time away from the screen, which is the fun time… So in some ways it turns the track into a kind of knowing joke. Like saying ‘working’ is about finding the gaps in the days…”

Jeryko Releases New Single “Find You”

Of the album, Hoffman elaborates, “The journey of writing this album spans in my life from a period of working on myself and searching for my soul-mate, to me finding that love in the most unexpected place in a woman who lost her husband and has three kids, having to push past boundaries and face uncomfortable realities for the sake of love, truth and life. The songs are written through a lens of faith and mission and pull from this unexpected and wild story, and from my experiences working with youth and trying to understand and express solutions for the challenges that young people are facing today.”

Jonathan Butler’s New Holiday Album, Christmas Together, Now Available

Two-time Grammy® Nominee, Guitarist/Vocalist Jonathan Butler, announces his highly-anticipated new album of holiday collaborations, Christmas Together, is now available on Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Music Group.

Butler’s all-star friends, Sheléa, Dave Koz, Keiko Matsui, Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun and Gerald Albright join Jonathan to reimagine nine classic Christmas favorites, such as “Joy To The World,” We Three Kings,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and a new original tune, “Love Is,” written by Jonathan and Sheléa. Jonathan produced Christmas Together in the intimate setting of his home studio in Southern California.

Jonathan Butler Christmas album ‘Christmas Together’

SEGO Cover’s Daniel Johnston’s “Walking The Cow” Feat. The Moth & The Flame and Pinguin Mofex

“Walking The Cow” is the L.A. via Utah indie rock band Sego’s take on the track originally written & performed by the late Daniel Johnston. The cover features The Moth and The Flame & Pinguin Mofex. SEGO had been working on this cover for over six months, and after hearing the sad news about Daniel’s passing last month, they were able to fast track it and finish up the mix before leaving for their tour.

Photo Cred: Marcello Ambriz

Introducing > Yangze > on Copenhagen’s Escho (Iceage, Liss) > hear single ‘Mutation’

With musical upbringing in the techno scene and the world of classical music, Yangze is the channel of artist Jakob Littauer to merge these two traditions into deconstructed pop songs with melodies that will kidnap your brain.

Female duo Madsius Ovanda from Berlin release video for new single “Moving Forward”

Madsius Ovanda are an indie-R&B / dream pop band centered around Pia Ovanda and Carina Madsius. With “Moving Forward”, the first single of their upcoming debut album, the Berlin based artists express their desire and will to let theirselves drift with the flow of life and to always look ahead.

Kim Harris unveils “Once You Were Wondrous”…stream the powerful new single today

If her previous singles “Heirloom” and “Uproar” present a dichotomy of emotional spectrums – heavy-hearted and somber vs. effervescent and gracious – “Once You Were Wondrous” strikes a fine balance of the two. Soaring atop pulsing piano chords and a driving beat, the latest track from the “mightiest voice coming out of the East Coast of Canada” (CBC Music) taps into her quintessentially rich and moving songwriting while also digging deeper on a spiritual crusade for inner reflection.