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Norwegian garage rocker Mats Wawa releasing energetic ode to being starstruck

“Their sound is hard to classify, monster riffs and several quirky pop melodies… an insight what Mac DeMarco would sound like if trapped in the ’70s.” NME

Bursting with energy and excitement, the young musician was booked on reputable festival bills off the back of a handful of bedroom demos back in 2015. Mats Wawa’s sound has since matured with influences coming from Elton John’s Tumbleweed Connection, Laura Nyro, Lee Hazlewood, The Byrds and Jessica Pratt.

Showtek teams up with Linka and Modello’G on full-frontal new single ‘Straight Shots’

Showtek have linked up with fellow Skink artists Linka and Modello’G on an uncompromising new single ‘Straight Shots’, out Friday 22nd November via Skink Records.

Featuring the raucous vocals of Jamaica-born, New York-based songwriter and producer GC (Gate Citizens), ‘Straights Shots’ sees Showtek utilise their trademark high-energy, full-frontal EDM sound to devastating effect. It follows on from ‘Island Boy’ – an exotic single that features GC (Gate Citizens), fellow dancehall artist Elephant Man and Russian duo Dropgun – and the bass-heavy ‘EDM Sucks’ – a high-octane collaboration with UK hardcore legend Gammer. All three tracks are taken from Showtek’s ‘EDM Sucks/Island Boy’ EP.


Today the new ELEINE is released, we also have a brand new 3rd video from this release.

Experimental downtempo artist Erich Mrak explores the inability to cope in new video

Erich Mrak grew up listening to hip hop, RnB and pop records and his teenage experimenting with loops and samples quickly turned into song writing.

Now he’s releasing an emotionally charged video for his track ‘See You In September’, filmed on the streets of Toronto where he resides.

To best describe his sound, think 80s synths akin to New Order combined with the chameleonic hip-hop of Kevin Abstract.

KID BE KID – ‘Monument’

“Monument” is full of allusions and details from recent times, but also colored by the adventures of recent years. Just as the first part of the song changes into the second part, the perception of the very same situation also changes permanently. Chaos and order. A new beginning and farewell.

Monument is the first single of the upcoming 12″ Vinyl: Lovely Genders EP.

Best Things to Buy on Black Friday’ Report: 18% of Items Offer No Savings

With 52 percent of American consumers saying that Black Friday no longer offers the best deals of the year, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2019’s Best Things to Buy on Black Friday. WalletHub determined that 18 percent of items offer no savings compared with their pre-Black Friday prices.

To find out whether shoppers are really getting the best deals, WalletHub compared the “Pre-Black Friday Price” against the actual Black Friday price of a broad selection of items. In doing so, WalletHub identified the offers that are truly worth the hassle of partaking in the year’s biggest shopping craze.

Fay Wildhagen releases dreamy coming-of-age video for ‘Different’

Norwegian singer Fay Wildhagen has released the video for her new single ‘Different’, out now via Warner Music.

The new song finds Fay celebrating self-acceptance in the dreamy indie/folk anthem tinged with electronica. The video reflects this in a heart-warming coming-of-age story.

Syn Cole drops slick new single ‘Mind Blown’

Syn delivers a rollicking, club-ready version of Eve and Gwen Stefani’s 2001 R&B classic ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’, maintaining the sultry vibe of the original while simultaneously cranking up the energy. Receiving personal approval from the original creators, Eve and Dre Dre, themselves for the rework, ‘Mind Blown’ follows on from May’s ‘Lights Go Down’, a track that balanced EDM with electro and featured the smooth vocals of London-based talent Dakota, and Syn’s hit single ‘Discovery’, a collaboration with Victor Crone released via Martin Garrix’ imprint STMPD. The Estonian also performed at the Armani Prive in Dubai last month.

Women’s Activist and Swedish Soulbird, Yajna, Releases Empowering New Single ‘Femenomenal’

Growing up in the small village of Vittangi in the northernmost part of Sweden, entrepreneur and women’s activist Yajna has overcome clinical depression, ECT and the male-dominated world of extreme sports to become one of the most successful businesswomen in the country. Now turning her focus to her first love – music – Yajna wants to inspire those at their lowest that there is still hope.

CB3 – ‘Apocalypse’

Today marks the release of CB3s (Charlottas Burning Trio) second single taken from their upcoming album Aeons, set for release February 28 next year. “Apocalypse” is an epic instrumental journey that brings the spirit of psychedelic prog- music to the 21st century. Guided by a haunted saxophone solo, the listener is catapulted through space and time into the unexplored and unexpected.

Reminder: Bestial Mouths deliver haunting new video “Whithiin”

After the release of their crushing EP, INSHROUDSS, Berlin based Bestial Mouths shares a new haunting video for their single “Whitiin”, as the band kicks off their US tour.

“Whitiin” is the third single of Bestial Mouths new EP. Sonically, the track combines the signature elements of the band: Lynette’s hypnotic vocals and industrial synths, a blend of goth, Noise, and Avant-Garde Electro. Visually, the song was released with a sensual and obscure video directed by Boy Harsher’s Jae Mathews and Caitlin Driscoll.

VAUGHAN releases debut EP ‘I AM’

VAUGHAN releases debut EP ‘I AM’, a candid account of his experience and how it’s shaped him.

VAUGHAN is the pseudonym for Thomas Harvey; it’s a project through which the soloist alleviates his complex life-experiences with lyrical themes of a bruised reality and thickly-layered alt-pop production. Born in 1995 to a traditional family in the English countryside of Kent, VAUGHAN was naturally drawn to music and the stage from a young age.

OUT TODAY for Skope: Italian bedroom pop artist BIRTHH’s new single “Yello/Concrete”

“Yello/Concrete” was written while BIRTHH sat alone in a windowless room on a scorching hot day in Los Angeles. Her plan for the day was simple: quickly write a beat for a rapper she’d met in Chicago and then head to the beach for the day. Fate, however, had its own ideas. “I rolled a couple of joints and made two different beats. I panned one on the left and one on the right, and against all odds it sounded surprisingly nice and organic,” she recalls. Gradually the song took shape, with bass, backing vocals and nuanced details added to the growing production. “When I was done I went out to buy some water and realised it was midnight. I’d worked on the song for fourteen hours non-stop. I’m not sure how that happened, but I’m glad it did.”

Lui Peng – shares new single ‘Casual Lover’

‘Casual Lover’ is Lui Peng’s most fun yet trickiest song to sing and produce. This song is about two people getting over a breakup and finding solace in spending time with each other. Their hearts yearn for their past lovers but are in denial for the sake of their own feelings.

Rookes drops new music video ‘Salvage’

Liminal is flooded with the tension and ecstasy of Rookes’ own love stories, spreading across a two-year period as she began to explore her queer identity across the London dating scene. Rookes’ potent, flexible voice weaves between joy, discovery and despair across the four tracks: Salvage, New Lovers, Liminal and Constellations – drawing from sharp eighties synth influences as well as orchestral arrangements and anthem rock to evolve this sophomore record.

Rod Stewart – New Album Out Today Featuring The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

YOU’RE IN MY HEART lets fans hear Stewart’s biggest hits in a newly imagined way by pairing classic vocal tracks from his most popular songs with new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The result is a timeless record that retains the power, soul and passion that helped make the legendary singer-songwriter one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He’s sold more than 250 million records worldwide during a stellar career that includes nine #1 albums and 26 Top 10 singles in the U.K.; plus 17 Top 10 albums and 16 Top 10 singles in the U.S.