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GABRIEL BLACK REVEALS BRAND NEW PROJECT HELP ME, I’M FLYING TODAY VIA RCA RECORDS
Having spent the past months wowing critics and fans alike with singles dead yet, flames and blue skies, LA based artist gabriel black today reveals his stunning new EP, help me, i’m flying. Featuring collaborations with phem., KEY!,Call Me Karizma and Johhny Goth, help me, i’m flying showcases gabriel black as a truly unique artist. Not bound by genre, black fuses indie and hip-hop influences to create a sound that genuinely doesn’t sound like anyone else.
WOPTOBER II features exclusive cover art from Gucci’s upcoming global campaign partnership with his namesake luxury brand Gucci, from the new Cruise 2020 #ComeAsYouAre_RSVP ad campaign, shot by iconic filmmaker/photographer Harmony Korine. Gucci Mane most recently sat front row at the Gucci SS20 fashion show in Milan. The collaboration was exclusively announced by HYPEBEAST.
MASON RAMSEY SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “HOW COULD I NOT”
Ramsey’s latest collection of music comes off the heels of his record-breaking feature on Lil Nas X’s record-breaking “Old Town Road” (with Billy Ray – Cyrus and Young Thug),” which came at a critical time and helped OLD TOWN ROAD secure the record for the longest and biggest running song in Billboard music history during its final weeks. It has exceeded over 50M+ streams plus 50M+ combined YouTube views on its emoji-filled and Area 51-inspired videos.
Today, rapper Famous Dex returns with his new single “Proofread” featuring rap superstar Wiz Khalifa. The record finds Dex leaning towards a more refreshing and melodic sound, as compared to his usual high energy up-tempo music, making Wiz Khalifa the perfect match for the single.
GRACE VANDERWAAL RELEASES NEW SONG “I DON’T LIKE YOU”
Grace premiered “I Don’t Like You” to sold out crowds this past summer on her Ur So Beautiful tour. The Blake Slatkin produced track follows the vibey “Ur So Beautiful” and Grace’s ode to living in the moment, “Waste My Time,” which has amassed nearly 3 million views to date.
The five-track project integrates trap beats and 21st century hip-hop attitude into reggae grooves, dancehall swing, and island flavors from the empowering opener “Bad Gyal Ting” to the emotionally charged finale “A Daughter’s Cry.” The lead single “Bum Pon It” hinted at this fiery fusion and immediately attracted widespread praise. HotNewHipHop declared it “infectious” Upon release, Refinery29 included it among “New Music To Know This Week” and urged, “Let this great Jamaican dancehall from HoodCelebrityy soundtrack your life before you go back to school, renew your fall focus on work, or give your life an overhaul.”
“I love Benny’s work & energy,” Georgia told Billboard Dance. “He has a signature sound that can’t be missed. I’m so happy we could make this one happen and hope to collab again in the future.”
WHOHURTYOU RELEASE NEW TRACK “NOT THE ONE”
“‘Not The One’ is a song about rushing into intimacy with new people shortly after a break up. It’s about spreading yourself too thin by moving on sooner than you should, all while wondering if your ex is doing the same. It’s a reminder to be true to yourself and take the time you need to heal,” shares WhoHurtYou.
On-the-rise duo Ruby Red, consisting of Daniel Laner and Fernando Fine, have released “Superbloom,” a sunny, laid-back song fusing their signature synth-driven sound with Brazilian funk influences. The refreshingly quirky lyrics depict both the relief and ennui of confessing your love for someone and finding out they already knew.
Harlem-based singer/songwriter/rapper Melii has shared her much-awaited new EP MOTIONS. Released via Rule#1/Interscope Records, the seven-track EP showcases the unapologetic yet vulnerable songwriting that’s made Melii one of 2019’s most exciting breakout stars.
Melii says, “Motions EP .. is a vibe… we continue to grow together, I want to be able to give you music that’s more than just fun. It’s meaningful and relatable. This project is about giving the mob something to identify with as we peek into Sad Girl Winter.”
ELECTRIC GUEST RELEASES NEW ALBUM KIN + DANCE-FILLED MUSIC VIDEO FOR STANDOUT SINGLE “MORE”
“We called the album KIN because at a certain age you look around you and realize that everyone in your life is your chosen family,” says Asa Taccone. “All the random weirdos and stragglers have exited the building and you’re left with this wonderful group of humans that are your family. The making of the album was the same: only friends pretty much. From calling my father at 2am to ask him to help with me lyrics, to the artwork and videos, to the musicians that played on the record: everyone was kin.”
Following the success of “NsfW (DRKTMS Remix)”, which gained over 1.2 million Spotify streams and 2.2 million plays on Majestic Casual’s YouTube channel, elusive Berlin-based duo GOLDA follows up simmering debut EP with the announcement of a diverse and complete Remix EP treatment.
The second instalment of the EP heralds a KAYTRANADA-esque take on “Jaded” by Aussie producer Tentendo – challenging DRKTMS’ bouncy remix for the throne. Booming bass sounds, detuned vocals and synths, and heavy kicks turn the original into a real club heater.
RISING LONDON ARTIST KHUSHI DEBUTS JAMES BLAKE REMIX OF “THIS IS, PT. 1”
“It was a dream come true to have one of my favourite artists remix ‘This Is,’” says Khushi. “So happy with the way it turned out, it’s been totally flipped and reimagined in a way that would only occur to a freaky talented mind like James.”
GA-20 was formed by friends Pat Faherty and Matthew Stubbs in Boston, MA in 2018. The project was born out of their mutual love of heavy traditional Blues, R&B, and Rock & Roll of the late ’50s and early ’60s. Faherty and Stubbs bonded over legendary artists like Lazy Lester, J.B. Lenoir, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Junior Wells. Feeling a void in current music, the duo have set out to write, record and perform a modern version of this beloved art form. Live, GA-20 is a trio of 2 guitars, vocals and drums. Raw, passionate and honest performance – both on stage and in the studio – is the only goal.
A couple of weeks ago, Greta Thunberg (the teenaged leader of the climate revolution, she needs no further presentation) gave a speech to the world leaders at the opening of the UN Climate Summit in New York. The speech, where she relentlessly scolded the world’s most powerful people for their lack of action facing the climate crisis, quickly became a classic and, along with Martin Luther King’s epoch-making speech, “I have a dream”, is placed among the most influential and important speeches in the history of modern humanity.
JIMMY EAT WORLD RELEASE 10th STUDIO ALBUM, SURVIVING, AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR “555” TODAY
To celebrate release day, Jimmy Eat World have unveiled the Jim Adkins and Michael Gill co-directed video for “555” (watch here). One of the most poignant, soul searching tracks on Surviving, the video provides a wry, fantastical counter-balance to the song’s emotional heft, with a strong 80’s sci-fi influence. “555” is another deeply personal song from Jim Adkins, about resisting accepting your reality, and the damage it can cause.
Henry Fong’s eclectic take on dance music soaks through via his sweat-filled club banger “Jump Up.” Brimming with party sirens, spicy rhythms and brash global bass sounds, the Florida producer makes a compelling mix of grit and sheen.
“We are a French alternative rock band Hidden Phase and we are happy to present our new album “The Deviant Place Theory”.”
As its title suggests, Michael Lington’s A Foreign Affair Christmas takes a romantic, cosmopolitan approach to holiday music. The Copenhagen-born, Los Angeles-based saxophonist-songwriter-producer has toured the globe, performing in over 40 countries – so it seemed only natural for him to bring Latin, Jazz, Caribbean, R&B and Danish flavors to Christmas classics that are beloved around the world. Lington is joined by an international A-list of guest artists that includes Philippe Saisse, Vince Gill, Russ Freeman, Chris Standring, Dave Koz, Adam Hawley, Sheléa and Rick Braun. A Foreign Affair Christmas will be released on November 8.
The results for 2019’s Top 100 DJs Poll are in and the winners have been announced. In a shakeup at the top, Belgian brothers and Tomorrowland residents, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have been voted the World’s No.1 DJ for the second time, after previously winning the award back in 2015 and becoming the first duo to take the top spot.
DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll provides a global perspective of the electronic music scene’s biggest names. During a three-year period of dominance by Dutch DJ/producer Martin Garrix, brothers Dimitri & Mike maintained constant pressure by holding down the #2 position before reclaiming their title as the World’s No.1 DJs in this year’s edition of the poll.