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CB3 – ‘Warrior Queen’

Today, CB3 (Charlottas Burning Trio) releases the third single taken from their upcoming album Aeons, set for release February 28. “Warrior Queen” is a 7-minute long instrumental journey, inspired by Charlottas female role models. Any fan of King Crimson, Yawning Man, Jimi Hendrix or Pink Floyd will appreciate this cosmic jam.

Afu-ra’s Holiday gift of motivational Hip Hop

“Rise Up” (ft. Lyricson)” by Afu-Ra, new single out Nov 20th –

Snoop Dogg and R-Wan let loose on thunderous banger ‘Turnt Up’

Parisian electronic artist R-Wan recently delivered an exclusive pool side party in the vivid green hills of Bali’s iconic Ubud. A centre for crafts, art and dance, the town is a draw for its natural beauty, cultural treasures and its unique tropical vibe. Naming the experience the ‘Ubud Project’, R-Wan treated a group of music fans to a soupçon of musical delights within the backdrop of Ubud’s stunning rainforest canopy.

Sam Tompkins drops inspiring new single ‘Not So Grey’

Capping off an eventful year, UK vocalist Sam Tompkins has unveiled his new single ‘Not So Grey’, out Friday 20th December.

A heartstring-tugging release that tackles themes of depression, family cohesion and staying optimistic when things get tough, ‘Not So Grey’ sees Tompkins at his brilliant best.

‘Not So Grey’ follows on from ‘From My Sleeve To The World’, Tompkins’ five-track debut EP that dropped back in October. With four of the tracks, ‘Follow Suit’, ‘You Broke My Heart So Gently’, ‘Critical’ and ‘Faded’ featuring Birmingham rapper Jaykae, being released as singles throughout 2019.

Wugo presents “Grace”

A new track which is inspired by a thunderbolt in Angers’ streets many years ago. “Grace” is a blend of memories that carry us into a suspended moment through a retro and dreamy pop.

‘I needed to write about you. Own you through a song.’ – Wugo

Greg KOZO “Early Years” LP, including Larry Heard remix (House/Deep-House)

Greg KOZO is released on his label Enchanté Records, a compilation of his 2000’s house songs. There is an incredible deep-house and captivating remix of LARRY HEARD aka MR FINGERS, one of the founders of HOUSE music, for the title “You Could Be the One “.

Nergal’s ME AND THAT MAN Weaves a Dark Tale with New Single and Video, “Burning Churches”

ME AND THAT MAN has unleashed their latest black sermon, “Burning Churches”, today via Napalm Records, accompanied by an obscure audiovisual. Mat McNerney’s (Grave Pleasures) raspy, gripping vocal performance accents this outlaw country-inspired blackened blues piece, forging an ominous atmosphere.

Designer Don Yung Mal Turns Up His Trap House in “Stashed In The Vent”

Reppin’ hard for Zone 6, Yung Mal has ATL’s freshest flow. Showing off his hunnids with some help from his friends, Mal shares “Stashed In The Vent,” his new video. Unleashing a torrent of his best bars, Mal dances around the edges of the beat by producers ATP and Diggxn, sprinkling his witticisms atop skittering percussion and mournful violin: “Came out the mud/N****, Ion need nobody/But these muf*ckin’ hunnids inside of my pocket.” In the video, the 1017 Eskimo signee balls with his brothers, taking over the trap house and rocking a series of designer hoodies. “Stashed In The Vent” follows “Juggernaut,” a new single produced by Kappa (Gucci Mane, Lil GotIt). and “Started Actin’ Funny,” Mal’s bite-sized banger that inspired a video with appearances from BlocBoy JB and NLE Choppa.


Nashville-based singer/songwriter Kyshona has released the official video for “Fallen People,” a track from her forthcoming album Listen. “In a time when we are all so divided, this song was written as a reminder that each and every one of us has an obstacle we’re trying to overcome, an emotional wound we are living with, and a struggle that we’re walking with everyday,” she says of “Fallen People.” The video features news ripped from the headlines–scenes of chaos, protest, and war–juxtaposed with Kyshona performing in the midst of serene, natural beauty. Written with Jenn Bostic and Maureen Murphy, “Fallen People” is a reflection on how we see others; its classic feel encourages us to handle each another with care, and to realize that we can find commonality in our humanity.

The Rebels of Tijuana – New EP ‘La Dominicaine’

Here are 4 Detroit styled garage tracks with fuzz and street like Christmas spirit, all wrapped in the tongue of Ronnie Bird. With their new EP, The Rebels of Tijuana are going back to their yéyé and psychedelic roots.

Power Trip Share “When Things Go Wrong” From Outburst Covers Compilation

Texas and New York collided today as modern thrash kings, Power Trip, unveiled a cover of “When Things Go Wrong”, originally by seminal NYHC outfit, Outburst. “When Things Go Wrong” was taken from Outburst’s 1989 classic EP, Miles To Go, and has been a staple of Power Trip’s live set for quite some time. This cover will be one of eleven Outburst classics reimagined by some of the most respected names in the scene today – including Fury, Krimewatch, Higher Power and Wildside – as part of the Hot Shit Attitude: The Outburst Covers Record, coming out on Blackout! Records this January. You can stream Power Trip’s version of “When Things Go Wrong” now on YouTube or pre-save the single on Spotify here ahead of its release on Friday, December 27th. Physical pre-orders for the record are also available here.


Global superstar Ed Sheeran ends 2019, making history once more with his chart-topping single “Perfect” earning Diamond-certification, becoming his third to achieve sales and streams exceeding 10 million. The British singer-songwriter is one of only 3 artists to accomplish this feat and now tied for the most Diamond certified singles since the RIAA first implemented the Diamond certification over 20 years ago. “Perfect” also topped Billboard’s End Of Decade Digital Songs chart.

Ed Sheeran Closes Out 2019 With Landmark Diamond Certification


Today, multi-platinum recording artist Fetty Wap releases his new single “Fresh N Clean” off of his forthcoming album King Zoo to drop at the top of next year. The record, produced by the renown London On Da Track, takes a melodic approach to the Outkast classic “So Fresh, So Clean”.

“I love Outkast’s original version of ‘So Fresh, So Clean’ so much that it inspired me to create my own version of it. I flipped the song by putting the signature Fetty Wap flavor to the hook with some added melodies and harmonies and then filled it in with original verses creating a whole new vibe.”, says Fetty when asked about the inspiration behind the song.

Tom Petty Tribute Song “For Real—For Tom” Out Today On Dark Horse Records

Acclaimed musicians Jakob Dylan, Dhani Harrison, Amos Lee, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson and Willie Nelson have joined forces to record “For Real—For Tom,” honoring the late Tom Petty. The moving tribute is a cover of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ song “For Real,” which was released in February as part of The Best Of Everything (Geffen Records/UMe), the first career-spanning collection of Petty’s hits—including songs from his solo projects, songs with The Heartbreakers and essentials from the reformed Mudcrutch.


EAST ATLANTA SANTA 3 – which marks the latest installment in Gucci’s beloved holiday series, following 2014’s EAST ATLANTA SANTA, 2015’s EAST ATLANTA SANTA 2: THE NIGHT GUWOP STOLE X-MAS, and 2016’s THE RETURN OF THE EAST ATLANTA SANTA – includes the new track, “She Miss Me (Feat. Rich The Kid),” available for streaming and download now with an official companion video.