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SLOGAN a new video clip for their single TAF from their last EP “Hypercentre”.

“3:48 Time to do the impossible. Quick, quick, quick, good, beautiful, ethical. TAF reflects the continual vice of society. In the form of non-exhaustive lists, Slogan submits, seemingly in no particular order, to the dictates of our over-pressured little brains. Accelerated tempo, piano and percussion with almost latino accents announce the beginnings of the cable fart. Burn-out at the door, let’s take advantage of the moment to roll our hips, eyes closed, on this hymn to letting go.” La Vague Parallèle

Toronto-based experimental pop artist Scott Hardware is visited by a spirit from above on “Engel”

On April 3, 2020, Toronto’s Scott Hardware will be releasing Engel, his second full-length album, and first on Telephone Explosion Records. It will mark the end of a three-year process of writing, recording and letting down his guard (for better or worse.)


Lemoncholy, the debut EP from tastemaker-approved, alt-pop maverick WENS, was released today via R&R/Warner Records. The LA-based songstress also reveals the video for “Tongue Tied,” which was inspired by that moment of meeting a potential love interest for the first time, and wanting to talk to them but not knowing how to.

DJ Zinc links up with Alicai Harley on new single ‘Bubble’

Marking his first release of 2020, UK dance music legend DJ Zinc has collaborated with budding London singer-songwriter Alicai Harley on new single ‘Bubble’, out March 20th via his own imprint Bingo Bass.

Stealth reveals brand new single ‘Other Lives’

A beautiful piano ballad, ‘Other Lives’ overflows with emotion with Stealth’s soaring vocal ability at the forefront. Speaking of the track, Stealth comments, “Have you ever just took a moment and looked at your life to really appreciate what you’ve got, and wondered how you got so lucky? That’s essentially what ‘Other Lives’ is all about. My other half puts up with a lot being with me, and I’m a lucky man to have her, so I must have built up a lot of Karma in a past life.”

New > Marks releases new 10-track tape, ‘Endgame’, on Coyote Records > Listen in full here

Out today and comprised of 10 lush and bewitching new tracks, ‘Endgame’ melds together the looping, grainy textures of Marks’ signature sound palette with widescreen, open-ended scope and sharp flashes of cinematic flair. Heavily inspired by anime worlds and a love of video game aesthetics – a natural extension of the sound he first pushed on 2017 debut EP, ‘Drain’ – Marks taps grime, drill, 4×4 and the East Coast rap flavours of his home state right across ‘Endgame’, carving out a sound that now feels explicitly his.

Riton reveals hard-hitting remix of Piero Pirupa’s ‘Braindead (Heroin Kills)’

London based DJ and producer Riton shares his explosive remix of Piero Pirupa’s latest single, ‘Braindead (Heroin Kills)’.

Adding his signature production style to the original track, Riton’s remix boasts acid inspired drums adding to the already hard-hitting bassline. His rework breathes a new life into the Italian producer’s already infectious dance floor heater.


“‘Control’ is a song that describes the push and pull feeling of being trapped in a controlling relationship and how confusing it can be to want in, but also want out. It’s inspired by relationships I’ve seen around me,” says the 24-year-old singer-songwriter.

Rebecca & Fiona unveil floorfilling new single ‘Fet House Mode’

A feelgood, club-ready vocal house track, ‘Fet House Mode’ kicks off with assertive hi-hats and euphoric piano chords. A breakdown then makes way for the duo’s seductive vocals, as the track’s melody grows in intensity as the track progresses. Featuring a distinct, slamming M1 piano and “drunk-sharp” snares, this track will get your shoulders shaking to the beat just like the businesswomen in the accompanying video, directed by Andreas Almqvist.

JUMPSCARE (Ita) – Collaboration With InteremoDeus Clothing

Italian melodic death metal outfit Jumpscare is proud to announce their partnership with the InteremoDeus Clothing as a new Endorsement for the band!

InteremoDeus is a streetwear brand with metal, occult and gothic themes from the US, that welcomes artists such as Corpse Chrun and Chrystoff Crowley, as well as personalities such as John Munro and Jared Dines.

Wankelmut & SVEA link up on feelgood summer smash ‘Give & Take’

Multi-platinum DJ and producer Wankelmut has collaborated with up-and-coming Swedish singer-songwriter SVEA on new single ‘Give & Take’, out now.

A sophisticated dance pop track combining SVEA’s slick vocals with euphoric piano chords and floorfilling kick drums, ‘Give & Take’ possesses all the attributes necessary to storm charts and dancefloors alike.

Charming Liars sharehttps://ffm.to/cl_blame ‘Blame’

On the new song, the band shares: “‘Blame’ is an explosive anthem asking for one more shot at love from your last late night call. What happens when the lights fade and the drinks dry up? When your memory starts to dive deep into the wreckage of lovers past? Blame.”

Age of Emergence: Release Second Single/Lyric Video Stone Cold Icarus from upcoming EP The War Within Ourselves

Australian Progressive Metal/Hard Rock band Age of Emergence released the second single and lyric video, Stone Cold Icarus, from their upcoming EP The War Within Ourselves. The EP release is planned for 27 March 2020. The War Within Ourselves follows their first act EP, Plea for a Dying World, which the band released in February 2017. The EP can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp. On 4 April, the band was planning to embark on their first tour Smoking the Universe. The tour has now postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The band plans now to reschedule the tour to the end of the year.

Don Diablo links up with Zak Abel on new single ‘Bad’

Dutch superstar Don Diablo has unveiled his new single ‘Bad’, out Friday 20th March via Universal Music.

An infectious slice of indie house, ‘Bad’ is stitched together with the soaring vocals of Moroccan-English artist Zak Abel, expertly treading the line between floor-filling club heater and chart-ascending smash.

New Donnie Castle album finds melancholic pop via club escapism      

Gothenburg producer Donnie Castle has released new full lengthrecord Donnie II. This follows 2018’s mixtape and trilogy of singles Oooh which received critical praise, a top 10 on Hype Machine, and inclusion in Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Flume’s ‘Essentials’ playlist.

The album’s first single ‘Wish You Well’ was about Donnie’s breakdown with ex over her stripping career and earned the title “chugging synth banger
from The Line Of Best Fit, while its follow up ‘Alprazolamia’ is a blurry, spaced out exploration of a struggle with addiction.

Bleeker releases “Problems” single

“Problems” is a powerful opening track to Bleeker’s upcoming album, SELF-MADE, available for pre-order now. The song explores the often-overbearing standards created by social media, in an up-beat encouraging track to set the tone of their album. “Problems” is a self-love anthem rebelling against the standards of social media that makes people compare themselves to others. Bleeker is opening their newest project with a positive message to their audience: “Don’t sell yourself short.”

Snakehips partner up with TroyBoi for club-ready single ‘Wavez’

Genre-bending London duo Snakehips have linked up with fellow London artist TroyBoi on new single ‘Wavez’, out today. A maelstrom of electronic dance, modern hip-hop and slick lyricism, ‘Wavez’ is a fresh-sounding cut with broad appeal.

Walking Rumor release third single ‘Burned Up and Blessed’

Nu-metal quartet WALKING RUMOR are getting ready to release their debut album ‘Symbiosis’ after a very successful single release campaign. Today they present the ballad ‘Burned Up and Blessed’ – their third and last single from the upcoming album – watch the accompanying video above.

Sacred Bones releases benefit comp for label artists with canceled tours

Sacred Bones Records has shared I Fall in Love With the Light, a new compilation benefiting bands on the label who were forced to cancel tours in the wake of COVID-19. The comp features new, rare, and unreleased tracks by Black Marble, Blanck Mass, Föllakzoid, Jenny Hval, Molchat Doma, Moon Duo, Pharmakon, SPELLLING, Uniform, Uniform & The Body and Hilary Woods.

Kenny Rogers Passes Away

The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25PM at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.

A career that spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the history of American music. His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world. Chart-topping hits like “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “She Believes In Me,” and “Through the Years” are just a handful of Kenny Rogers’ songs that have inspired generations of artists and fans alike. Rogers, with twenty-four number-one hits, was a Country Music Hall of Fame member, six-time CMA Awards winner, three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award honoree in 2015 and has been voted the “Favorite Singer of All Time” in a joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People.

Armored Dawn Release New Album “Viking Zombie (Deluxe Edition)” Today

Armored Dawn, the Brazilian metal band from Sao Paulo has released its new album Viking Zombie (Deluxe Edition) via The Orchard/Sony. Recorded in Sao Paulo, the album was produced by drummer Rodrigo Oliveira and bassist Heros Trench. The deluxe edition consists of 14 tracks, including three bonus tracks, “Skydiver Of The Light,” an unplugged version of “Ragnarok,” and a live version of “Animal Uncaged.”


Sortout appeal with their latest Metalcore single “Monuments”

SORTOUT have hit the heart of the Metalcore scene true to their band’s motto ‘ARISE. SORT OUT. OVERCOME.’ with their album “Conquer From Within”, released via Dr. Music Records in February, which has been skilfully produced by Daniel Thabet in New York’s Liquid Studios and has been perfectly mastered by Grammy winner Alan Douches (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Mastodon, Baroness). The Austrians convinced not least with their terrific release show in front of more than 400 enthusiastic fans in their home area Dornbirn and more than 135.000 Spotify plays speak for themselves.