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Julia Marcell is a singer-songwriter and a writer/director living between Berlin and Warsaw. Her work has been released in Poland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland and appreciated by the audiences, colleagues and taste makers around the world. She’s won Fryderyk (Polish Grammy) for Best Alternative Album, with 7 other nominations in different categories. Julia has also received the prestigious Paszport Polityki Award in popular music and Grzegorz Ciechowski Award.

Charger Releasers New Single “Watch Your Back!”

Pirates Press Records have released Watch Your Back, a 12″ single from CHARGER. This scorcher delivers another moto-thrash monster staying true to form, with the song originally premiering on Kerrang! who expounds on the track as “a rollicking, rambunctious rock song, it – ahem – charges full steam ahead with an incredible vigour and force, bringing back the spirit of the late legend that is Lemmy (and his band, of course) while also maintain one step in the current world at the same time.”

for Skope: Sofia Carson and R3HAB team up on “I Luv U” (out on Disney/Hollywood Rec.)

R3HAB once again proves his dynamic production abilities with the new radio-friendly track “I Luv U” with Sofia Carson, which continues his venture into the pop world after the recent release of “Flames” with ZAYN & Jungleboi. Favoring softly undulating melodies and organic rhythms to his usual driving basslines and hard-hitting synths, R3HAB artfully creates a breezy backdrop for Carson’s relatable and emotive vocals. Speaking to anyone who has found themselves in unrequited love, “I Luv U” is a song that you’ll have on repeat in the darkest of days. The track is out on Disney/Hollywood Records, following globally acclaimed singles such as “Exhale” with Ella Vos, “Alive” with Vini Vici or “All Around The World” with A Touch Of Class, all serving as proof of R3HAB’s talent for turning into gold everything he touches, no matter the music genre. Press play on “I Luv U” and let R3HAB and Sofia Carson mend your broken heart.


Lolo Zouaï releases the deluxe edition of her debut album High Highs to Low Lows. Closing a huge year for the powerhouse pop singer, the project arrives at the end of her High Highs to Low Lows world tour that saw Lolo playing over 40 headline shows across 14 countries, before returning to her current home in New York City.

High Highs to Low Lows, the deluxe edition, features three new tracks: the Bond-esque “Money Diamonds Roses”, a remix of “Chevy Impala” with Lolo’s favorite rapper E-40 and “Chain”, a track which first debuted on the barrier-breaking HBO series Euphoria in July.

Ricky Remedy Drops Vibey “Over The Counter” Single “Rockstar” Featuring Pe$o & Stoop Lauren

With visionary production skills and a knack for crafting hits, Remedy closes the year with another track to add to his production credits, which includes collaborations with a diverse roster of music’s elites such as Travis Scott, Steve Aoki, Diddy, Skrillex, The Chainsmokers, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill and several others. “Rockstar” immediately follows Remedy’s 2019 singles for “Sometimes (Feat. TITUS)” and “Body Bag (Feat. Smokepurpp & Zay27).” All three singles will be included in Remedy’s hip hop focused Over The Counter EP, set to drop in 2020 via Dim Mak. Some of these tracks, alongside many unreleased Remedy IDs can be found on his new REMEDY MIX 2K19 mixtape. Speaking to his craft and studio process, Remedy told EDM.com, “When I make beats for other artists to potentially feature on, I always make it open for all kinds of artists to mesh with.” Most recently, Remedy contributed songwriting and production to Smokepurpp’s Deadstar 2 album, and tracks by GASHI, Lil Yachty & Zoey Dollaz. To help inspire the next generation of beatbuilders, this fall Remedy released THE REMEDY KIT: VOLUME 3, a multigenre sample pack for both beginner and professional producers to use.

New Track – LOVECRAFT’s “Naughty & Nice” Brings Ho-Ho-Horror


“This Is Halloween Volume 1 is a clear ancestor of iconic Halloween hits like “The Monster Mash” and “Thriller”” – GQ
“Looking for some spooky songs to add to your Halloween playlist? Look no further than This Is Halloween Volume 1, a collection of atmospheric, catchy tracks by LOVECRAFT” – Glamour Magazine
“Like a full-sized candy bar when trick-or-treating, LOVECRAFT is here to lift your spooky spirit.” – Hollywood Life
“This Is Halloween Vol. 1 combines glossy modern dance-pop with retro haunted-house sounds and a macabre lyrical bent.” – AV Club


Dirty Snowman Society, an uncompromisingly swaggering four-piece rock band from Copper Mountain, Colorado, are set to unleash a blistering new single, “If Only I Knew,” digitally on December 13. The band, featuring Frank Costantini on vocals and drums, Christopher Todoroff on guitars and percussion, Jonnie Law on lead guitar and Patrick Linfante on bass, share a classic tale of love, lust and betrayal on the driving, guitar-fueled track. Not attempting to rewrite the book of rock, Dirty Snowman Society unabashedly embrace the energy of arena rock bands of yesteryear, while keeping it fresh and fun with their musicianship and songwriting chops. “If I Only Knew” is a refreshing and exhilarating take on what Constantini slyly likes to call “brooding boy-girl stuff.” The song will appear on a forthcoming EP in 2020.


Jacksonville, FL rapper Lil Poppa has today unveiled his brand new project, Almost Normal, which follows the previously released Under Investigation 2 and Under Investigation 1. The 14-track effort also features a slew of guest features which include G Herbo, Rich The Kid, Quondo Rondo and Neno Calvin. Speaking on his Instagram, Poppa says that he had to travel back and visit his old tapes to hit home the coming of age story intertwined in this album. The cover art reflects the theme with the collage of archival photos. At only 18 years old, the Jacksonville artist uplifts his fans and critics alike with his delivery and message. With each release, Poppa continues to gain momentum and fan base proving that he isn’t slowing down anytime soon.


Russia is the only country in Europe that does not have a law against domestic violence. More than 16 million women have suffered from domestic violence in Russia over one year.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Internal Affairs for several years, the number of crimes committed in the family is growing by about 5,000 cases annually. Each year, more than 14 thousand women and two thousand children die at the hands of husbands or other loved ones. How many more women must die in order for the state to pay attention to social catastrophe?

Out Today – LP Giobbi and Crush Club Collaborate on lead single from Club Sweat’s Work Out Series Comp

The esteemed Australia label Sweat it Out, brings us the driving techno funk of “Angel”, the lead single and focus track on the next installment of Club Sweat’s infamous Work Out Series Compilation.

Out today, this edgy booty shaking workout perfectly crafted for those late night sessions is the newest collab from Billboard’s latest “emerging DJ on the scene” and Your EDM’s “40 artists to watch 2020” LP Giobbi with NYC’s chart topping premiere duo Crush Club. Guaranteed to fill the dancefloor with sweat, Angel is the product of low end east coast funk merging with thumping west coast tech-house.

L.A. Takedown Share “The Swimmer” Via Earmilk

Today, L.A. Takedown have returned with the the release of “The Swimmer” off of their upcoming LP, Our Feeling of Natural High. The video was premiered with EARMILK praising, “Playing like a short story, every stage of a hypothetical hero’s plight is woven into the production. From the curious introduction heralded in by echoing chords to the renewed energy of the fuzzed synths, down to the very last disintegrating notes.”

T.S.O.L. Releases Ghost Train via SLOPE RECORDS

“Ghost Train sounds like what the Psychedelic Furs would have put out if they had grown up in Hermosa Beach in the late 70s. Dark, punk, and a lot of new-wave angst with singer Jack Grisham’s trademark baritone.” -New Noise Magazine

Track Premiere: T.S.O.L – ‘Ghost Train’


Upon release, Lil Uzi Vert’s Debut Album, LUV IS RAGE 2 quickly struck #1 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 while also topping iTunes charts around the world. The album became RIAA certified gold less than two months following its release – Now 2X Platinum. While the lead single, “XO Tour Llif3,” went on to earn 7x platinum certification and won “Song of Summer” at the 2017 Video Music Awards. Pitchfork proclaimed LUV IS RAGE 2 to be “the Philadelphia native’s most musically developed work” while THE FADER declared that the rapper has “cemented himself as this oft-maligned generation’s true pioneer.”

Cory Becker Announces Debut LP ‘One’ Out 2/21

Today, LA-based indie folk artist Cory Becker shares “Rivers”, the second single off his upcoming debut album One. Buzzbands LA premiered the track earlier this week, praising, “It’s an album that in many ways embraces the traditions of American folk music yet abides an important creative M.O.: Go where the song takes you. Becker transforms ‘Rivers’ from a simple paean to acceptance into an incandescent, almost-cosmic meditation that rises and falls over rustling percussion and pedal steel employed as an element of ambient drone. Think of it as a cowboy mystic’s take on ‘Que Sera, Sera’.” Lead single “Haunt”, released in October, was featured on Spotify’s coveted Fresh Finds playlist. Stream both singles now ahead of the release – Cory Becker’s debut album One is out 2/21.

Premiere: Cory Becker, ‘Rivers’

ANASIA Shares Brooding New Electronic Single “Blurred”

Experimental electronic artist ANASIA is set to release a new EP titled Blurred—Music Recreated from the Art House Horror Film Sulphur Leviathan digitally on December 13. The alter-ego of Leanna Primiani, ANASIA, is a project that bridges her dual careers as a both an established modern classical composer and her film and TV score work (The Bad Seed). For this project, Anasia has taken on reimagining the music for the cult horror short film Sulphur For Leviathan (2018), which was directed by James Quinn. ANASIA takes existing cues to the relentlessly dark, blasphemous, yet strikingly visual film and creates an original score in line with her focus on creating musical structures based on her unique compositional theories– merging palindromes, the Fibonacci number sequence and the Golden Ratio which she refers to as Time Form. Blurred also includes three additional tracks inspired by the film.

For Skope: Sultan + Shepard present new direction on their reboot of “Keep Moving” [out now on Protocol]

Dance music icons Sultan + Shepard celebrate the fifth anniversary of their hit “Keep Moving” with The Boxer Rebellion by releasing a reboot of the 2014’s single. Classics fans have nothing to fear, as the original’s heartfelt, cathartic vocals still shine amid soundscapes where delicate melodies concinnate with a muted progressive bassline. The original single amassed over 5M streams on Spotify, and the reboot does its justice for the modern era. The Grammy-nominated duo’s sound has evolved with the times, but they always stay true to their deep progressive roots. Sultan + Shepard recently released their two-sided debut studio album “Echoes of Life,” featuring both radio and club-friendly gems on the “Day” side and late-night appropriate grooves on the “Night” rendition of the LP. The Canadian duo is ready to begin a new era in 2020, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for this timeless duo!

MONTECHARGE shared new song “Cernes Profondes”

A few weeks after already unveiled an official music video for the song “XVII. Oreste” still available on YouTube, Swiss metal/hardcore/noise rock practioners MONTECHARGE just shared another track from their upcoming debut full-length record with “Cernes Profondes”; available on Bandcamp while pre-orders for the album are also opened right now at the same location.

2020 New Music Awards Nomination Ballots Open

New Music Weekly magazine is excited to announce the open ballot for the 2020 New Music Awards now available. NMW subscribers, radio programmers and the general public can lend a hand in helping to choose the nominees by by casting their nominations at its online ballot.

NMA Nomination Ballot

ELKEST – Track: Relearn

A strong vocalist and talented song writer, ELKEST ventured into the world of music since a young age. After a long soul-searching journey, ELKEST, instilled the spiritual and philosophical wonderment that he has experienced into a musical daze, a single that is yet to awake the search for justice, equality and peace around the world.


Rolling Sets has today announced there will be more awesome Aussie artists joining the lineup including pop rock outfit Lime Cordiale, as well as producer LTTLE KNG, Coffs locals Seafome, and DJ unit Dr. Cool and Prof. Funk. The brainchild of Matt Wise and Steve Sewell of music agency Kingdom Sounds, this one-day festival is set to light up Coffs Harbour on January 25 and has already dropped a stacked lineup including Hilltop Hoods, The Rubens, Mallrat, George Alice, Los Scallywaggs and more. And due to overwhelming demand, Rolling Sets is excited to announce that the festival is now a licensed, all-ages event.