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For Skope: Skytech & Emdi’s meaningful “By My Side”

Skytech teams up with his fellow Polish producer Emdi for their new upbeat anthem “By My Side” on R3HAB’s CYB3RPVNK imprint. Delivering soulful, sultry vocals that carry a romantic and uplifting message, Skytech and Emdi employ driving, bouncy basslines to give the track a party-ready vibe. Whether you are with that special someone or merely dreaming of the day you meet them, “By My Side” is a feel-good gem that feels at home on the dance floor or through your headphones. The new release follows Skytech’s previous CYB3RPVNK single “Saturday Night,” and Emdi’s “My Love” (released on NCS) and “Obsessed” (Lowly Palace). Check out what Skytech had to say about the inspiration behind their track.

London’s ‘RED EYE’ To Release new political track ‘The Cross’ on 12th December

“The Cross” is the latest track from Red Eye, who cover raw social, emotional and political issues, based on the foundation that every song should carry a message.

Red Eye is centred on the music and lyrics of Trevor Perfect and features guest vocalists. Trevor plays all the instruments, slowly building up tracks and adding each instrument, layer by layer, until the song is complete.

PV Knude (First Hate) Announces New LP + “The More” Video Trailer

Artist and songwriter Peter Voss-Knude has released the first single, “The More” off of his upcoming LP, The Anti-Terror Album. “The More” was released with a visual album trailer for the LP set to be released January 20th along with a solo exhibition presented through the Danish Museum of Contemporary Art.


Last Christmas saw LadBaby capture the public’s imagination when their comedy hit ‘We Built This City On Sausage Rolls’ went straight to #1 – in the process triumphing over a host of famous faces and festive favourites. And now they are back to do it all over again, with a fresh paean to puff pastry snacks.

Benin City share EP ‘What A Time’

‘Lord Of The Manor’ is the politically charged new release from London-based dance pop trio Benin City produced by James Greenwood (aka Ghost Culture). A group comprised of vocalists Joshua Idehen and Shanaz Dorsett and multi-instrumentalist Tom Leaper. They also today announce a headline show on Bermondsey Social Club on 3rd December 2019.

Sports Team share video for new single ‘The Races’ following their biggest ever headline tour

Following its premiere as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on her Radio 1 show, Sports Team today share the official video for their anthemic new single ‘The Races’. The video stars Alex Arnold (Poldark, Skins) and sees Sports Team take a back seat as wedding band while drama unfolds around them. It was shot over a day at Charlton House in south London and directed by Lily Rose Thomas.


Stepping out today with their stunning debut single, Toronto electronic-pop duo A is for Arrows earmark themselves as ones to watch heading into 2020 with Without You. An electronic pop song showcasing dreamy vocals and intricate rolling beats, Without You fits between the styles of Kiwi duo Broods and the melancholic left pop of Clairo. Comprising of multi-instrumentalists Alessia Balasbas and guitarist Eric Robbs, A Is For Arrows are polar opposites who tap into a unique chemistry when they create together, as will be heard on their upcoming debut EP, Roses. Produced by Joel Stouffer (bülow, Dragonette, Ria Mae), Without You serves as step one from a duo we’ll be hearing a lot from next year. Speaking on the release, Alessia states:

Iconic singer Martha Wash to Release New Album “Love & Conflict”

Martha Wash tends to be the singer everyone recognizes. She is the powerful voice behind such classic hits as “It’s Raining Men,” “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” and “Carry On.” Now with the release of her new album Love & Conflict, out on January 6, 2020, everyone will also know the name Martha Wash. The album is fearless, groundbreaking and shows that Martha has plenty to say outside of the confines of dance/club music. This eclectic collection of mesmerizing blues-rock and adult contemporary songs is a stylistically adventurous journey for the legendary two-time GRAMMY-nominated singer. The songs are genuinely heartfelt and there is a connection in that every song has a positive message. The one constant is the amazingly powerful and confident voice of Martha Wash.

Lenny Kravitz Releases “Here To Love (#fightracism)” Video for UN Campaign

Maintaining a united front against racism, xenophobia, and discrimination and championing unity and equality worldwide, Lenny Kravitz teamed up with the UN Human Rights Office for the recent official release of his new single “Here To Love (#fightracism).” Today he reveals a powerful and timely cinematic music video for the track.

MerleFest Announces Lineup Additions For 2020 Festival

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the next round of artist additions for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. John Prine, Billy Strings, Colin Hay, Kelsey Waldon, and Gangstagrass will be joining the annual homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

MerleFest Announces John Prine, Billy Strings, Kelsey Waldon, and more

NECRONOMICON Premiere NSFW Music Video for “The Thousand Masks” via Dread Central

Canadian blackened death metal masters NECRONOMICON have partnered up with Dread Central to premiere their horror-fueled music video for the song, “The Thousand Masks.” The track is taken from the band’s latest record, ‘UNUS,’ which was released this October via Season of Mist. The NSFW video, which serves as a cautionary tale of why you shouldn’t mess with the grimoire.

NSFW Music Video Premiere: “The Thousand Masks” by NECRONOMICON

Vacay Nick Bids “Good Riddance” to 2019 with American Songwriter Video Premiere

“The end of the year brings a time of great reflection. You mull over the highs and the lows and the in-betweens. Indie-rock singer-songwriter Nick Aranda, guitarist of Paper Route (currently on hiatus) and now known professionally as Vacay Nick, steps back to consider what 2019 has wrought,” American Songwriter’s Jason Scott wrote. “His new song and video, ‘Good Riddance,’ is a mellow, easy listening guitar jam that celebrates the good as much as the bad… An overcast mood stands in stark contrast to the colorful chorus of inflatable arm flailing tube men, a playful way of finding a silver lining.

Vacay Nick Shakes Off The Bad Times With New Song & Video, “Good Riddance”