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Speaking on the EP, La Doña says: “Algo nuevo is a gift of something new; it is a statement about the versatility of musical forms and diasporic rhythms; it is a marriage of the traditional with the contemporary; it is an offering and a statement to la raza, the boss girls, las malas, the non-binary and queer homies, ‘I see you, I am you, and I made this for you.'”

NYC’s Bambara release new single & video for “Stay Cruel”

Bambara’s today release the latest video and single from their critically-acclaimed new album Stray (out now on Wharf Cat Records) in the form of album highlight and an ode to repressed desire in “Stay Cruel”.


An energetic solo performer hailed for his captivating one-man-band performances, Frost has been touring extensively in support of his debut album “Gold Rush”, including tours with twenty one pilots, Panic! At The Disco, and on his own sold out national headline Gold Rush Tour.


New Music From Machine Gun Kelly “Bullets With Names feat. Young Thug, RJMrLA & Lil Duke” Out Now On Bad Boy/Interscope Records

Machine Gun Kelly (EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope) returns with brand new track, “Bullets with Names” featuring Young Thug, RJMrLA, and Lil Duke, available now on all platforms. The pugnacious track blends MGK’s signature spitfire personality with Young Thug’s rapid rhymes. “Bullets with Names” centers around a ruthless trap beat and delivers lyrically packed punches warning those who dare to cross the powerhouse of Machine Gun Kelly; Young Thug, RJMrLA, and Lil Duke. Adding an edgy touch, “Bullets with Names” is a smooth yet energetic track.

ABYSMAL DAWN Unleashes New Song, “Soul-Sick Nation”

“This is a super heavy and groovy one. It’s the first time we’ve used 7 string guitars and the first time we’ve tuned to A standard. Lyrically the song deals with inner demons and the mental health epidemic. Something that has touched so many people in my life, including myself.

Grammy and CMA Award Nominee, Dave Barnes, Announces Eclectic New Album, Dreaming in Electric Blue

No stranger to the Nashville music scene, Grammy and CMA Award nominated singer-songwriter, Dave Barnes, is set to release his upcoming tenth album, Dreaming in Electric Blue, on April 3rd. The full album release comes on the heels of record’s title track earlier this year.

“Dave Barnes has long been one of Nashville’s best-kept secrets. A talented singer/songwriter with a penchant for writing memorable lyrics,” – Billboard

FRESH NEW talent from Australia – singer/songwriter Anna Waters

With a voice that will stop you in your tracks, well crafted songs and honest lyrics, Anna Waters is an emerging Australian artist with a big future.

Like missing out on a beautiful sunset, we can often feel like we’ve missed our purpose in life, or we’ve wasted opportunities to love others well and be light in people’s lives.

Lorenzo Chatmon New Video – ‘ No Pressure’

“We at Chatmoney Llc are reaching out to you today to let you know about our artist Lorenzo Chatmon’s new video No Pressure.”

This is Lorenzo Chatmon’s first release called Roses. This is a very emotion driven record that commands attention a record you can pick up some free juice, do to the nature of what Lorenzo is speaking about. Feel free do download or stream this record on all major music sites.

Modern Nature Share New Track “Flourish”

Released in August 2019, Modern Nature’s debut album – How to Live – crossed the urban and rural into each other. Plaintive cello strains melted into motorik beats. Pastoral field recordings drifted through looping guitar figures. Rising melodies shone with reflective saxophone accents, placing the record somewhere between the subtle mediations of Talk Talk, the stirring folk of Anne Briggs and the atmospheric waves of Harmonia.

Carmanah – NEW MUSIC out now – ‘As I See You’

“This song is taken from our upcoming sophomore album, Iris, which we will share with you in full on June 12th. Under the production expertise of Gus Van Go and Werner F., “As I See You” took shape by pulling from calm and thoughtful emotions to create a song that you can slow dance to, with a partner, a ghost, or by yourself.”

Constrict (Vamachara, Forced Order) stream harsh ‘No Eden’ EP in full

Crushing metallic hardcore group, CONSTRICT, shared their new EP No Eden in full today via a premiere with BrooklynVegan ahead of the release this Friday, March 20th via Flatspot Records. The band’s label debut bulldozes through six hellish tracks with efficiency, each packed to the brim with shattering breakdowns. Featuring members of God’s Hate, Vamachara, Disgrace, and Forced Order, the band vehemently explores the negative aspects of human nature.

Spreading good vibes with Eileen Carey’s latest “Finally” Music Video

Award-winning “Breakthrough Artist”, Eileen Carey shared her romantic single “Finally” in November and has followed it up with her breathtaking music video – which premiered January 6th, 2020 on ThisIsTheLatest. In creating the music video, Eileen Carey worked alongside her longtime collaborator producer-director Taner Tumkaya. Depicting a journey towards love, the stop motion animated music video is timeless and captivating. The music video has garnered over 74K views and was a perfect fit for Valentine’s Day.


The joyful clip – directed by Kanya McMahon, who also helmed Horan’s “Heartbreak Weather” video – depicts an average day at the Schaffer family household. When Boss Baby Brody and his sister Dylan grow bored watching TV, they venture into their parents’ walk-in closet, where they find costumes and dance with abandon to Horan’s “No Judgement.” Soon mom Danielle and dad Bobby join in the fun. When brothers Jackson and Roman arrive home, it becomes a full-on family dance party. The lyrics to “No Judgement” read like a family anthem to the Schaffer’s, who are longtime fans of Horan, and they felt inspired to offer up their take on the track.

MAUD THE MOTH: Madrid born and Edinburgh-based avantgarde artist shares new single

Maud the moth serves as Madrid born pianist, singer, and songwriter Amaya López-Carromero’s personal alter ego; a conduit for her personal life experiences, and draws on a wide-ranging musical background, including traditional folk, jazz, classical, avant-garde and rock. Amaya currently lives in Edinburgh and has just finished her third full-length album, Orphnē, which has been produced, mixed and mastered by Jaime Gómez Arellano (Ulver, Ghost, Sólstafir, Hexvessel).

Under the Influence with Maud the Moth

Sevenn Hypes The Night With Psychedelic Clubland Banger “Uber”

From the party to the afterspot, Sevenn soundtracks the night moves with a hazy, psychedelic clubland banger “Uber,” his debut for Dim Mak.

Sevenn has hit the ground running this year, with the ride-share-inspired single serving as his third release of 2020. “Uber’s” predecessor, the Beethoven-sampling “Symphonia,” saw the producer team up alongside Brazilian DJ Alok on a genre-bending anthem, bringing classical music to the club. Sevenn was also summoned by Armin van Buuren to lend his remix skills to legendary producer’s Tempo Giusto’s collaboration “Mr. Navigator.”

For Skope: Nicky Romero’s Protocol has your Miami vibe covered with “Protocol Vibes – Miami 2020” EP

Winter Music Conference in Miami might be canceled this year but Nicky Romero’s label just dropped their “Protocol Vibes: Miami 2020” EP with five fresh tracks to keep you occupied during quarantine and beyond. The EP features veterans Timmo Hendriks, Trilane, Marcus Santoro, and Futuristic Polar Bears as well as newcomers Charmes, Raven & Kreyn, and Tarlan & Alessandro. As usual, the tracks run the gamut of great electronic music, from Hendriks & Trilane’s vocal progressive gem “Deserve My Time,” to harder-hitting bass track “Step Back” from Charmes vs. Raven & Kreyn. Marcus Santoro brings his classic Protocol sound back with “Faces,” Futuristic Polar Bears satisfy your warm-weather cravings on “Take Control,” and Tarlan & Alessandro’s “Burning” is perfect for groovy late nights. No matter what your mood, the new “Protocol Vibes: Miami 2020” EP has something for you!

L.A. Takedown Share Our Feeling Of Natural High

Today, L.A. Takedown have shared their new album, Our Feeling of Natural High via Castle Face Records. Tracks from the LP have been praised by EARMILK, Under The Radar and more.

Earlier this month, L.A. Takedown and Yukihiro Takahashi shared their single “When Its Over” with Under The Radar who praised, “The track moves gently from hypnotic dreamscape into the catharsis of a late night epiphany. It’s a film score for a documentary that was never made on a future that was lost somewhere along the way.”


Y2KB : Year Two Thousand Bleached, takes place in an unidentified future, a perpetual mirror of our present where Al Maari has fun pointing out the absurd and sometimes cruel paradoxes of a humanity that seeks too far what is in front of it and dreams naively of a fairer world made of love and harmony.

Ras Kass, El Gant and J57 aka JAMO GANG share the first single off their upcoming “Walking With Lions”

Jamo Gang consists of LA legend Ras Kass, NYC veteran emcee El Gant and J57 on production. The trio’s debut album “Walking with Lions” is set to be released on April 10, 2020 via Fat Beats Records. The album features DJ Premier, Slug from Atmosphere, Sid Wilson from Slipknot, Sick Jacken from Psycho Realm & Slaine from La Coka Nostra. J57 handled all of the production except for “The 1st Time” which was produced by living legend, DJ Premier. The “Walking with Lions” LP embodies head-nodder boom-bap infused with big sounding, lush soundscapes as Ras Kass & El Gant command the listener’s attention speaking on subject matter ranging from school shootings to what life would be like with a nuke arriving in 38 minutes.

“Afro Picks” ft Tek (Smiff-N-Wessun), Akil (Jurassic 5), LIFE Long

“Afro Picks Vol. 1” – Culture Power 45 teams up with L.I.F.E. Long’s Cocoonmovemnents to bring you another vinyl exclusive. With the focus on the African Diaspora, highlighting unity with a compilation of music that fits the musical renaissance of African Culture. This album is Soulful, Jazzy, with Heavy Drum Percussion and Bass, guest appearances from Akil The MC [Jurassic 5], Tek [Smiff-N-Wessun], Lord Superb (R.I.P), Infinito 2017, L.I.F.E. Long and more. With a limited number of exclusive colored vinyl for the collectors of African Art. Afro Picks dives into concepts that depict joy, struggle and pain creating the soundtrack of today’s society… Artwork designed by Marcellous Lovelace. #75dab #culturepower45 #cocoonmovemnents #afropicks

Fiery Uke Player, Taimane’s, Tiny Desk Concert Feature

As promised, please find the link to Taimane’s Tiny Desk concert. In times like these, we could all use a little something to lift our spirits and Taimane might be just that.