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Alok links up with JØRD & DJ MP4 for first single of 2020, ‘The Book Is On The Table’

Brazilian dance music icon Alok marks his first release of 2020 with ‘The Book Is On The Table’, a collaborative single with JØRD & DJ MP4, out now via Alok’s CONTROVERSIA label.

A slick rework of DJ MP4’s original viral hit of the same name, ‘The Book Is On The Table’ is an infectious dance track that utilises Alok’s signature Brazilian bass sound. Featuring bouncy rhythms, rave sirens, and irresistibly catchy lyrics, the single is poised to make an impact on both charts and dancefloors alike.

PARACHUTER talks love and loss with new single, “Two Hearts”

This is an indie/pop/disco song about love and heartbreak right in time for Valentines Day. I got the idea for this song because I know a number of friends who have recently broken up with long time lovers, some who even got married and within a short time have divorced. What I find intriguing is it didn’t seem like a big deal for some of them at all, almost like returning a shirt that didn’t fit. Then again, for a few of them it was really devastating. Seeing the differences in people today Vs generations prior, and how each is affected by what they experienced in their upbringing, is really interesting to break down. Everyone has the right to love and has the right to end it, and I’m not judging either way because I think everyone deserves to be happy. At the end of the day, love and loss is all part of growth but it’s certainly fascinating to observe the different perspectives.

X Ambassadors announce Belong EP & share new single

“‘Everything Sounds Like A Love Song’ is a song about missing the love of your life,” says X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Nelson Harris. “When everything you see, hear, and smell reminds you of them, and how painful it can be witnessing beauty when your heart is broken. Like the universe is just playing tricks on you.

SYNAPSON release addictive ‘Bensema’ ft. Grammy winning Oumou Sangaré

Synapson have travelled around the world several times with their music. In 2020, wanting to return to the sources of what has made their music so thrilling, Alex & Paul are embarking on a new project which will include collaborations from all over the world.

Jake Isaac releases heartfelt new single ‘Thinking ‘Bout You’

Singer-songwriter Jake Isaac has unveiled his earnest new single ‘Thinkin ‘Bout You’, out today.

A sombre, heart-on-sleeve love song, ‘Thinkin ‘Bout You’ sees the Londoner deliver a melange of heartfelt lyrics, soaring vocals and sparse, considered acoustics. It follows on from the soulful ‘New York’, an emotional ballad that found its way onto Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist, with both tracks set to feature on Isaac’s hotly anticipated new EP.

Runway Richy x T.I. new song Dumpin – Produced by Saucelord Rich

Runway Richy is excited to deliver his hard-hitting new song “Dumpin” featuring a stand-out appearance by fellow Atlanta rapper T.I. Produced by Saucelord Rich from duo Fki (2Chainz, Young Thug), the track finds the two MCs delivering a couple of aggressive verses on their first collaboration. A music video is on the way and “Dumpin” will be appear on Runway’s upcoming project Perc 30 to be released via Beatroot Music.

Italian bedroom pop artist BIRTHH shares playful new experimental, aptly titled single “Space Dog”

BIRTHH’s music is rooted in lively, pop-leaning songs that marry folk-tinged songwriting with laid-back jazz grooves and undercurrents of glitchy electronica… “Space Dog” being a perfect representation! Iit’s also an intricate, consistently compelling suite of immersive alt-pop that shifts willfully between genres with ease. So far BIRTHH has shared a few exceptional singles from the album, ranging from the lead single “Supermarkets” to “Yello/Concrete,” to her latest dreamy, pensive single “Parakeet.”

CHAYCIN’ CHANGE Offers Self Reflective Third Single ‘ELITE’ – Out NOW

It’s a gritty hip hop number about striving to continuously evolve and expand to become the best version of yourself, and surrounding yourself with the best energy. Chayce’s debut EP will be coming in March too

Helsinki based artist and producer DETALJI shares explosive new single ‘Without You’

Detalji is the solo project of Krista Myllyviita, a Helsinki based artist and producer. Today, Detalji shares romantic party anthem Without You. a musical expression of excitement and the relief you feel when you’re finally ready to surrender yourself to love. It’s about the joy of knowing that your loneliness is coming to an end.

David Ramirez – “Lover, Will You Lead Me?”

You wake up to the bright red numbers of your alarm clock staring back at you: 2:48 a.m. Rolling over, you reach to the other side of the bed, reach for her familiar shape, but find only empty sheets and a few scraps of paper. You remember, as you do each night, as you have each night for the past 32 days, that she is gone. You haven’t changed the sheets since she left. You don’t want to wash her away.


Multi-platinum certified artist-producer Keenan has enlisted singer-songwriters gnash and Anna Clendening for his latest single. “33 Days (Feat. gnash & Anna Clendening)” is available today at all DSPs and streaming services.

“This song is about the cyclical patterns we get ourselves into in life and how our fragile egos steer us away from healthy decisions,” shares Keenan.