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Evidence Drops New “Unlearning” Single and Music Video

Today, Evidence offers a rare glimpse into his natural habitat–a smoky studio backlit by sunlight streaming through cracked blinds–with a meticulously intentional single and music video, “Unlearning.” Produced by Graymatter, “Unlearning” marks Evidence’s first solo release since his highly acclaimed 2018 album, Weather Or Not.

Magdalena Bay – “Story” Quarantine Video Out Now

Magdalena Bay’s recently released EP A Little Rhythm and a Wicked Feeling also features their new track “Stop & Go” alongside their recent string of indie-pop gems including “How to Get Physical,” “Killshot,” and “Good Intentions,” all of which hit #1 on Hype Machine and are quickly adding to their over 7 million streams alongside fan favorite “Venice.” PRESS HERE to watch the apocalyptic, winter-in-Los-Angeles video which encourages listeners to live in the now. Set to tour with both Yumi Zouma and Kero Kero Bonito, Magdalena Bay were recently made the face of Tidal’s Rising playlist and have been getting some great early recognition for their savant-like songwriting talent, unconventional DIY music videos, and recent sold-out show in Brooklyn.


Placing “Freaks” at the top of the list of last week’s Best New Dance Tracks, Billboard said, “the darkly thumping tech house anthem ‘Freaks’…[is] undeniable in its body-moving effect.” DJ Times predicted, “FISHER looks to dominate the summer once again.” Dancing Astronaut observed, “FISHER’s cheeky nature is kept intact through the infectious, repeating vocal line, ‘Shoes come off and the freaks come out,’ as the track marks itself as an impeccable select for future peak-time festival sets.” This Song is Sick hailed “Freaks” as “a weapon with a relentless bass line and an explosive drop.”

Fisher – “Wanna Go Dancin”

Brendan Benson shares new track from upcoming album

“I never thought I would write a song about domesticity!” Benson says of the track. “When I wrote the words, I thought I would eventually change them to something a little less literal and “family man”, but in the end, I decided I liked the lyrics, for those two reasons.”


Following up on the recently released singles; the soaring ‘Don’t Know Why’, the confessional ‘I Dare You’ and last year’s intimate ‘Stubborn Love’, the EP is an insight into Josh’s newly found creative freedom. Mostly recorded and produced by Josh in his own studio, the new body of work is an introspective journey through the emotions and mind of a young artist who found himself “falling short of the grand expectations everyone had of me and had almost lost my love for making music completely”, as he candidly concedes.

Claude VonStroke releases new track in isolation called ‘I’m Solo’

While Dirtybird’s 15-year celebration has felt a little muted given the current global situation, Claude VonStroke has kept his spirits high. In this time of isolation, Claude has gotten back to what he loves doing the most: creating amazing music. Today, the Dirtybird boss returns with a brand new original, ‘I’m Solo’ (feat. Barry Drift), out via his legendary imprint.


The Hirsch Effekt share their new single “BILEN” along with a music video. It’s the second track from the bands 5th studioalbum KOLLAPS coming May 8th, 2020 via Long Branch Records. KOLLAPS encounters everyday madness with elaborate counterpoints and ludicrous lyric lines. In a heavier manner, the band slips into the roles of other, social actors to reflect the aspects of their agenda: a dispute with the systematic collapse is thematized from the perspective of the “Fridays For Future” -movement, depicted in a musical dainty or a bizarre way, then again also to corrode opposers in a strobe-like manner.


Eli & Fur have established themselves as songwriters, producers, vocalists and performers and risen to the forefront of the international house and techno scene. Hailing from London, their steady slew of releases on their own label NYX Music as well as seminal imprints including Crosstown Rebels and SIKR have garnered them a reputation for dark and emotive soundscapes built for the dancefloor. The duo’s next single ‘Fuse’ is released today via Armada Electronic Elements, home to the likes of underground electronic heavyweights like Jan Blomqvist and Tensnake.

Sean Christopher releases new single ‘Indigo Blue’ today through Dumont Dumont

Speaking about the track Sean explains, “Today nobody knows what the future holds. Indigo Blue’ will be released in these uncertain times. A song about love and how love can transcend everything. When I actively started to meditate, I read about Indigo; the colour of wisdom, intuition, perception and creativity. Virtues that will show us the way.”

WOWS release Ver Sacrum

Italian post-metal band WOWS release “Ver Sacrum”, a monumental album in the name of the darkest, deepest, most destructive emotions that can torment the human spirit.

The album comes five years after “Aion”, and the band’s approach to this new release surely shows the band’s intention to push the boundaries of their music productions onto unexplored territories. The pursuit of a new atmospheric balance consolidates in a quasi-live experience in the studio, in a blend of post metal and post hardcore sounds with clear picks of black metal influences.

OUT TODAY: ‘MJ Cole presents Madrugada’, the album and documentary

Hot off the back of massive collaborations with the likes of Stormzy, Kojey Radical, AJ Tracey, Freya Ridings and more, one of the UKs most adorned and influential producers and composers returns to his musical roots to unveil his first album in 17 years, MJ Cole presents Madrugada. Out now via Decca Records, MJ Cole presents Madrugada was written last year in MJ Cole’s London studio. A moment of peace and calm during these uncertain times, this album marks a personal interlude for MJ Cole that transitions him from his better known electronic/dance music past, drawing from his classical roots and into a new world of piano based ambience that is led almost entirely by his tender and intimate piano playing, accented by subtle electronics and luxurious string arrangements.

Newness // Dylan – “Your Issues”

Newcomer Dylan today turns anger into sweet bliss as she drops your latest on-repeat track “Your Issues”, a rallying song for anybody that’s ever had somebody else’s own blame deflected onto you. This song will feature alongside other yet-to-be-released, top quality, introspective pop singles that’ll feature on her next EP, Red, out May 29th.

Alex Virgo debuts on TRICK with ‘Cheap Thrills’ EP.

The title track kicks things off, a slick, synth-driven dancefloor-filler that sets the tone for the rest of the EP. ‘Flex’ then follows a similar route – high-energy, pumping house music that builds to a climax, before ‘Tallywhacker’ shifts things into more metallic, techno-oriented waters while losing none of the intensity. EP closer ‘Chorus Tool’ asserts itself with the kind of four-to-the-floor throb that the TRICK imprint is quickly becoming synonymous with.

UKG legend Majestic remixes 220 Kid single ‘Don’t Need Love’

Renowned UK DJ, MC and producer Majestic has remixed 220 Kid and GRACEY’s latest single ‘Don’t Need Love’, out now.

Firmly associated with the house and garage scene, Majestic delivers a sugar-sweet two-step edit of ‘Don’t Need Love’ – a highly danceable cut that ensures GRACEY’s silky vocals take centre stage.

Duke Dumont links up with Ry X on new single‘Let Me Go’

With his highly anticipated debut album less than a month away, multi-platinum-selling artist Duke Dumont has unveiled new single ‘Let Me Go’, featuring Australian singer-songwriter Ry X, out now via Virgin EMI / Universal.

New Release Born Before 00’s ”Don’t Stop”

“Don’t Stop is about movement. A friendly reminder to keep on moving and simply just don’t stop…”- Born Before 00’s on his new single ”Don’t Stop”

Born Before 00’s is a happy go lucky homage to the era before the 2000’s.

We want to take you back to the time when kids roamed the streets with headphones, listening to the latest music on portable CD players. Adding a retro vibe that transfers your favorite sounds between services to keep your 2020 meticulously created music library on fire.

Franky Wah delivers uplifting new single ‘Come Together’

A breakbeat twist on the classic UK house sound, ‘Come Together’ pairs hands-in-the-air piano chords with irresistible female vocals and atmospheric drums – delivering carefree vibes with a strong message of unity to encourage and uplift people during this difficult global situation.


Now everything had to happen very fast. While all of cultural Europe – if not the whole world – is snorting and groaning under the constraints of governments, AT PAVILLON have a message for you: MOVE ON. Even if there are no more concerts, no more performances, no more music, but at most only Biedermeier, the four indie-dandies are chanting to you: Look ahead, believe in yourself and not in the fake news of your timeline. Feed your self-esteem and not your fear. Together we can do everything.


With their new stand-alone single ‘Made To Rust’ progressive groove metallers Ghost Iris once again show the world what stern stuff they are made of.

Having been written around three years ago already in between their releases of ‘Blind World’ (2017, Long Branch Records/SPV) and ‘Apple Of Discord’ (2019, Long Branch Records/SPV), this banger perfectly combines the more djenty and clean approach of the band’s earlier sounds and the heavier, groovier and darker tunes the Danish quartet has been developing and progressing towards since.

Sisyphes are releasing new Single ‘Samsara’ available April 3rd 2020

Based in Margate, Avantpop shoegazers Sisyphes are made up of former La Houle guitarist and songwriter Geoffrey Papin, Clémentine Blue (Tiger Lion), John Davies (Michael A Grammar, Traams) and Jimi Tormey (Gang).


Multi-faceted avant-pop songwriter Thomas Azier unveils short-film for new single ‘Love, Disorderly’, out today via Hylas Records. The new cut is the title track and first offering from his upcoming album ‘Love, Disorderly’, set for release on 12th June..


The gold-certified Denver-based artist Nick Miller—known professionally as ILLENIUM—continues a tradition of seamless genre alchemy. Augmented with cybernetic dubstep drops from Excision, the track pushes and pulls between moments of dancefloor bliss and mosh pit-splitting grooves. GRAMMY® Award-nominated platinum rock band I Prevail anchor this ebb and flow with hypnotic guitars and an infectious chant from singer Brian Burkheiser who screams, “I just wanna feel something.” As it reflects their respective sounds, “Feel Something” also represents new territory for this trio of talents.

Mati Gómez se hace sentir con el remix de su tema “Yo no sé”

El cantante chileno quien se unió al sello disquero de La Industria INC en agosto del 2019, presenta su primer proyecto con Sony Music, el remix de su sencillo “Yo no sé”, acompañado de las grandes estrellas de la música latina Nicky Jam y Reik.

Honey Mooncie returns with disco-tinged bop ‘Checkmate’

At only 18, Honey Mooncie has announced herself as one of the most promising and varied new UK artists out there. Combining contemporary pop, classic jazz and R&B effortlessly, Honey’s voice is the unifying element with it’s silk smooth timbre shining through no matter the genre.


A tour de force, DECLARATION features lead singer Michael Barnes crisscrossing the anthemic breadth of RED’s unique balance of raw refinement and poised aggression, blending nu metal and alternative hard rock with both classical and orchestral elements.