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“Scars come in many shapes and forms,” he explains. “The physical ones are often the easiest to deal with, while psychological scars can be very hard to cope with because no one can see them so we have to actively share them. We need to talk about these things in order to heal.”


2019 was the year that Fekky was reborn – he embarked upon a new chapter in his highly successful career, dropping tracks ‘All The Smoke’, ‘No Apologies’ feat. Nafe Smallz, ‘Attitude’ and most recently Lil Brudda, which revealed a different side to Fekky and featured his two sons in the video. It’s seen Fekky’s total streaming numbers now surpass 10 million across tracks and more importantly, its allowed Fekky to be free and show his versatility as an artist.

Swiss alternative/psych-rock power-trio Dirty Sound Magnet premiered brand new music video “Organic Sacrifice’

A couple of months after the official release of their third full-length record ‘Transgenic’, Swiss alternative/psych-rock weirdos Dirty Sound Magnet just premiered a brand new music video illustrating the song “Organic Sacrifice” extracted from the album and available right now on YouTube.

Brighton’s Wax Machine release their debut album! Earthsong of Silence

Brighton’s Wax Machine release their debut album Earthsong of Silence today! Produced by Go Kurosawa, it’s out now on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on limited edition Gold & Green Swirl Vinyl, Black Vinyl, CD, and all streaming services.

Don’t miss Gabriela Bran’s hypnotic video for the album’s lead single, “Shade”:

Marco Benevento Surprise Release ‘Levon’s 3/9/19’ Out Today

Marco Benevento and his band—bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Dave ‘DB’ Butler—had their sold out two night run at Levon Helm Studios on March 27-28 postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the spirit of lemons and lemonade, Benevento cracked open the multi-track recordings from last year’s show at Levon’s barn and spent the past several days mixing and mastering the 16-song, 100+ minute set.

New > PEDRO releases debut album ‘Da Linha’ on Enchufada > Listen here

Fast-rising Lisbon-based DJ/producer PEDRO has released his long-awaited debut album, ‘Da Linha’, on Enchufada today.

First teased with the release of bubbling lead single ‘Calores’ in January, ‘Da Linha’ crowns a defining breakthrough three years for PEDRO that has seen him establish himself as one of Portugal’s most vibrant and exciting new-school producers.

Black Men Don’t Cheat By K Camp ft. Ari Lennox, 6LACK & Tink Out Now

The collab-packed track kicks off with R&B singer, Ari Lennox’s, buttery tone on a voice note. When asked about working on the song the Dreamville songstress says she was “Happy [she] got the chance to team up with some of [her] faves.” The smooth, rhythmic track focuses in on the suspicion of being cheated on. Throughout three minutes K Camp and Grammy-nominated crooner, 6LACK are on the defense, denying accusations about infidelity. Both singer/rappers take a stand preaching the value of what they have in their relationships. The song wraps with Chicago rapper, Tink who continues the accusatory conversation of unfaithfulness. Of the track K Camp says “When I made the record the second verse had 6LACK all on it. I reached out to Ari first and when I hit her phone she sent me that voice memo so I used it on some creative shit even tho she never laid a verse. With Tink, the people love when we collab so it was only right I added a verse for her. Made a R&B Classic in my opinion.”

William Wild makes major-label debut today with new album

Drawing from a period of life marred by existential crisis and the sensationalized perception that often coincides with hallucinogenic exploration, William Wild’s Push Ups is a momentous step forward from the artist’s previous work. Diverging from his previous work in an expansive way, the resulting full-length is both as intimate and personal for Sale as it is dynamic and progressive for his career as William Wild.


Aside from heavyweight feature, including the previously mentioned Aitch, Morrisson, Headie One and West London rapper Fredo, Plead The 5th includes a blockbuster selection of producers which include, P2J, Dre Skull, Toddla T and the UK’s hit-maker JAE5 – who is under the same management (2K Management) and known for his close collaborative work with British superstar J Hus – to name just a few.


It took enough leaps and bounds, but Christian Paul is ready for the road ahead, with one clear mission to bring the old school and the new school together. “I had to marry those two worlds,” he says, “and while it took a little bit of time, we’ve finally accomplished that.”

Jennah Barry (Andy Shauf, GoldFlakePaint) – Shares ‘Rocket’ – Album out March 27

‘Rocket’ is a slow-moving dance track – a nice, optimistic break from pending apocalypse around us – seamlessly tying together Jennah’s rosewater vocals with soothing folk dynamics akin to Bedouine and Julia Holter. Holiday as an album touches on Jennah’s pensive meditations on the world, ‘Rocket’ continues this examination, turning attention to impulsive actions and saying things that you can’t take back.

MIKE LEPOND’S SILENT ASSASSINS To Release Whore Of Babylon Full-Length May 29th

MIKE LEPOND’S SILENT ASSASSINS are on a mission. Whore Of Babylon, their third studio album, is a no-holds barred, gauntlet-thrown, true heavy metal mission led by LEPOND, known worldwide as one of the foremost bass virtuosos in heavy metal music and a member of progressive metal band Symphony X. If you never knew what it was like to experience the might of metal from the old school, Whore Of Babylon will riotously teach you.

Jealous Of The Birds shares new track, “Ode To Fire”

Hamilton says of the song, “‘Ode to Fire” was written during a solo trip I took to Lisbon, Portugal in the spring of last year. I’d burnt myself out and travelled there with the hope of clearing my head and recharging creatively. In the afternoons I explored the city by foot and then spent the evenings working on songs in a tiny apartment. While I was there I lived a pretty monastic existence — especially considering that I knew no one and couldn’t speak the language. The song expresses that despite how idyllic experiencing a new place and culture is, it can be difficult to fully relish in these things when one is geographically separated from one’s partner. Joy is often diluted when it’s not shared. ”

EARTH ROT Share New Live Video for Song, “Bestial Shadow Forest”

Australian blackened death metal outfit EARTH ROT have shared a brand new live video for the song “Bestial Shadow Forest,” which was shot during the band’s tour with FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and PSYCROPTIC in 2017 during a Tokyo appearance.