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DUTTY MOONSHINE BIG BAND – Release ‘Fever’ Single

‘City of Sin’, will be the second album from this 12-piece musical force of nature, and will be hitting the shelves on 17 April 2020 (via Universal Music Group). Hinting at what to expect from the new record, the band are proud to release the video for their powerful new single taken from it: ‘Fever’.


Driving forward with an undying passion for exploring new sounds, Xenia Ghali presents her latest single, ‘Rebel Soul’. While recent releases ‘Stick Around’, which has amassed over 1 million streams on Spotify, and latest ‘Turn Off The Rain’, have an unmistakeable house music quality to them, ‘Rebel Soul’ showcases Xenia’s considerable song writing abilities, resulting in a memorable output that perfectly balances electronic elements with pop-leaning acoustic tendencies.

Boston Is 2020’s 2nd Best City for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations – WalletHub Report

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and at least $6.16 billion expected to be spent for the holiday this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations as well as accompanying videos, along with stats about the holiday in its St. Patrick’s Day infographic.

Ani Glass releases debut album ‘MIRORES’ this week

In 2020, Ani Glass’s debut album MIRORES finally sees the light of day. The follow up to her debut EP FFRWYDRAD TAWEL (2017, Recordiau Neb) is the culmination of over four years developing her own sound and visionary artistry. With its tapestry of electronic sounds, elliptical melodies and samples threaded into a song cycle, MIRORES is based around the idea of movement and progress – one which takes us on a journey around her hometown of Cardiff. You can hear Ani’s recorded sounds of the urban landscape throughout; the movement of traffic and people and the magical yet infrequent sounds of nature coming together to create the score of a city’s symphony.


Lido Pimienta has unveiled “Nada,” a collaboration with Li Saumet, frontwoman of Colombian group Bomba Estéreo. The song and music video arrive on the heels of the announcement of Miss Colombia (April 17 via ANTI-), which was picked up by Pitchfork, NY Times, NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Billboard, i-D, the Fader and Refinery29.

Juliet July shares magical new track and video ‘EASY’

‘EASY’ is the latest single from Dutch artist Juliet July, following ‘Sunday Afternoon’ which was praised by the likes of Earmilk, Stereofox, Fashionably Early and more for its quiet energy and deft minimalism. Once again, Juliet’s fusion of R&B, soul and jazz drifts in like a soft breeze across the ocean in ‘EASY’, which explores the possibilities that are open to us once we put negative thoughts aside.


Enigmatic DJ and producer Claptone is bringing The Masquerade, his spellbinding event concept, back to Pacha Ibiza for a second season this summer commencing on May 23rd, with the weekly run of parties switching to Saturday for 2020.

‘The Masquerade’ has quickly become a highlight on the Ibizan calendar, promising magic, mystery and intrigue, within a supercharged environment of wonder. It’s a place where one can live out their deepest desires, an extraordinary atmosphere, full of masked faces, complemented by some of Pacha’s world famous and beautiful costumed dancers, held every Saturday throughout the summer.

Hilary Woods shares new single ‘The Mouth’

Woods said of the track – “The impulse to write The Mouth came from a longing to articulate feelings aloud that I failed to express til the moment had passed. Braiding together harmonies of distorted vocals and heavy drone woven with saxophone and strings was my own way of exorcising the demise of a relationship that could no longer be resuscitated. The Mouth, the threshold of expression and healing.”

All We Are Share New Single “Bad Advice”

“Bad Advice” director Moon added: “As soon as I heard the track, it felt like the opening to a tv show or a musical, that’s where the whole opening credits theme came from. I’d always wanted to do a video on skates, but after building the entire storyboard and getting hyped about the idea, I realised that the band probably couldn’t skate amazingly. My workaround was to green screen the top half of them and stick it on top of some amazing skaters doing a cool routine in a sick 80s roller disco.”


With a fresh songwriting approach and memorable lyrics, “What Are We Fighting For” is about living life with pain bottled up inside. While all we want to unbottle that pain, a question can still haunt us ‘What Are We Fighting For?’, The Pursuit of happiness within is something the The Chimpz want to motivate and spark a flame to make happy.


After two years and 70,000+ served, Foo Fighters are bringing the JAM back from CAL to D.C.: This July 4, consider yourself Foo-rmally invited to an all-day all-night celebration of the 25th birthday of that first album that started it all—all at FedExField in Dave Grohl’s formative stomping ground.

That’s right, that Grohl one-man-band-demo-turned-platinum-debut-album came into this world July 4, 1995. And now 10 albums, no less than a dozen GRAMMYs and countless trips around the arena, stadium and festival stages of the world later, it’s time to join Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee in commemorating that milestone.

Foo Fighters Enlist Pharrell, Chris Stapleton for D.C. Jam Festival

Nicole Moudaber Brings The Mood To Miami Music Week

Turning up the heat this March, global underground dance music icon Nicole Moudaber descends upon South Florida for two highly-anticipated appearances during Miami Music Week 2020. Kicking off her Miami performances, Nicole Moudaber brings back her beloved South Beach pool party tradition after a two year hiatus with her In The Mood Pool Party on Thursday, March 19 at the Shelborne Hotel featuring two sets from the Mood Records founder. Presented by Space Invaders, fans of Nicole’s Mood brand of events and takeovers can look forward to her welcoming German techno heavyweights Pan-Pot, Italian techno maestro Luigi Madonna, Vatos Locos founder Hector, Cuttin’ Headz favorites Jesse Calosso back-to-back Jean Pierre, and technical wizard ENDO. In addition to a nighttime techno throwdown featuring a solo set from Nicole Moudaber, she’ll also perform a second DJ set back-to-back with a very special guest.


Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum artist and global entertainer, Swae Lee, returns with the release of the official video for his buzzing new single, “Someone Said.” Directed by Tyler Yee and Swae Lee, the lighthearted and cinematic visual adapts various satirical commercial themes placing Swae Lee in the heart of “As Seen On TV” ads for a “Swae Spa” and a “Swae-Sync, Greatest Hits Collection,” to a comedic take on Swae casted as a celebrity court judge.

Phantom Posse share “Find You Out” feat. Emily Yacina

Eric Littmann has spent much of the past decade mining his voice as a recording artist with the tools most readily at hand: his command of computational biology (a day job turned life-pursuit) alongside a healthy saturation in the tropes of the 90’s /early aughts college radio charts. Filtering these data through the evolving traditions of home recording, Littmann has shared north of a dozen releases under the monikers Steve Sobs and Phantom Power as well as producing acclaimed records by artists such as Julie Byrne, Yohuna, Emily Yacina, GABI and many others. Littmann’s peak to post-internet collaborative project Phantom Posse has sustained a life across five albums that amounts to some of the producer’s richest statements. 2020’s Forever Underground is the most recent entry in this undulating series, with its title nodding to the project’s unapologetically nostalgic leanings and also quite literally to the homages woven within that reference elusive NYC graffiti artists and their concrete subjects. On subway-tempo’d instrumentals such as “ZNO on Canal”, or “SEBO9 on the Bridge”, a photographic memory is made audible. These documents coupled with the diverse voices featured across the album imply a kind of anthropology that at times mirrors Littmann’s science work, all coursing under the fabric of the producer’s intimate chamber synth melodies.

R&B/PopArtist/Guitarist Jackie Venson Announces New Single

“Make Me Feel” is a sensual love story, ethereal and otherworldly, with a quiet, mesmerizing strength that builds throughout the song.

In naming Venson one of “15 Women-Fronted Music Acts Getting Their Due at SXSW 2019,” alongside Billie Eilish, Forbes magazine noted, “Jackie Venson is truly an Austin legend in the making. An accomplished guitarist and talented singer to boot, she collaborates with some of the best instrumentalists and artists in Austin, Texas, on a regular basis.”

Jackie Venson Shares the Origins of New Single “Make Me Feel”: Stream

vid post – MOONZz “Runnin'”

MOONZz will be releasing her new EP Modern Ritual via Big Noise on March 6th, inspired by all the things that habitually make MOONZz who she is, and the rituals and patterns in life that make us who we are.


Friendship is at the forefront of North Carolina pop-rock band High Shores’ identity, as well as the mission of making a positive impact with each release. Amanda Timothy, Kayla Wimert, and Carter Harris make up High Shores, a three-piece from Raleigh, North Carolina. The three create a fresh new sound blending both synthesizers and distorted guitars with hard-hitting vocals heard in their new track “Ready To Fall”. Produced by Wes Lauterbach of electro-rock LOWBORN, High Shores is determined to dominate the NC scene with track hooks fit for mainstream radio.

Jay Whiss – “Peace Of Mind”

After years in the making, Toronto rapper Jay Whiss is now able to cement himself in the game with his first solo full-length project. His highly anticipated debut album, Peace of Mind, out today, showcases who Whiss is as an artist through introspective lyrics and collaborations with his closest friends such as Murda Beatz, Jimmy Prime, Donnie, and Puffy L’z. Peace of Mind is classic, authentic hip hop packed with raw honesty, loyalty, and perseverance. Like the Jay-Z and Nas albums that guided him in his youth, Whiss shares his story in a language his audience can understand on this powerful debut album.

Lil Mosey – “Blueberry Faygo”

Lil Mosey is keeping the momentum high in 2020 with the official release of his newest single, “Blueberry Faygo.” Over a subtle sample of Johnny Gill’s “My, My, My,” Lil Mosey’s melodic delivery and gritty lyrics combine to create a street anthem boasting of commercial appeal. An early version of the Callan-produced track made its way to the internet late last year; gaining popularity on TikTok and YouTube while also climbing the SoundCloud charts. Though most fans recognized Lil Mosey’s distinct and undeniable sound, the headline-making leak led to much success for a number of imposters, as detailed in Rolling Stone’s article “The Curious Case of a Leaked Hit.”

J. Tallie – “I Just Wanna” (Video)

Mississippi artist J. Tallie releases his official music video for his new single entitled “I Just Wanna” produced by DJ Fury. The official music video was shot by Yap Films. Be on the look out for a project in the near future, in the meantime check out this video and streaming the record on all streaming platforms.


Chicago-bred production duo Louis The Child have joined forces with beloved alt-pop band Foster the People for a stunning new single called “Every Color.” Co-written by Louis The Child’s Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett and Foster the People frontman Mark Foster, “Every Color” adds a dose of dreamy psych-pop to the duo’s addictively melodic form of electronic music.