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Olmeca is proud to announce his latest video for the track “The Message” from his recently released album Define out now! The newest single speaks about finding strength in ones privilege growing up bi-national and bilingual. And visually shines a light on the Latinx communities in Las Vegas by featuring immigrant rights activist Paloma Guerrero, Las Vegas cultural ambassadors Arturo Cecena and Coco Jenkins and Cuban Circus Soleil dancer Indria Cueto.

Quinn L’Esperance Releases Timely New Single & Video “Human Connection”

Singer, songwriter and actress Quinn L’Esperance released her timely new single and video “Human Connection” on April 10th.

Quinn not only released her new single and video on April 10th, but is also live every Tuesday on Facebook at 8:00 PM EST & Instagram at 9:00 PM EST to “connect” with her fans, friends and family.


Illusions of Grandeur – ‘SILENT SUICIDE’

Theatrical hard rock/metal band Illusions of Grandeur premiere their new music video for “Silent Suicide.” The song comes from their debut album, The Songs of the Siren, which was released in the summer of 2019 and is available through Pavement Entertainment.

Nicolas Michaux (Tony Allen, Damon Albarn) – Shares ‘Harvesters’

There’s a warm, summery-tint to this new single with Michaux, who has previously performed alongside the likes of Damon Albarn and Tony Allen, exploring sun patterns and a pastoral life; thematically it digs into Vedic biology, Ayurveda and holistic views on life (more below). The theme of a pastoral existence is brought further to life with the accompanying visuals which are shot on the Danish island of Samsø – quite a lovely clip that features Nicolas’s partner and child, co-directed by Nicolas and Alessandro Bertoncini.

Young Fletcher featuring Yo Gotti “Truth Be Told”

Young Fletcher…His sound is a sensual blend of hip-hop, retro soul and foward thinking R&B/pop. Fletcher’s music pulsates with so much emotion it compels you to stop and ask: Who is Young Fletcher? The child of a Christian minister and a devout Muslim, Lamont Fletcher, learned the art of embracing multiple beliefs and experiences at a young age. This Winston-Salem and Charlotte, native has used these experiences to help create music that translates a myriad of thoughts and conveys a spectrum of emotions. With his smooth and silky vocals and his phenomenal song writing abilities, Young Fletcher has spent a lifetime evolving into a musical powerhouse. Join him on his journey…


Today, South Coast Music Group released Toosii’s new single, “5 Stars.” On the track, which he recorded at his home studio in North Carolina with producers Prodbyeighty8, GVNGBOY10 and KookUp, Toosii powerfully contrasts five star dreams with the raw realities of everyday life.

On Sight debut hard-hitting ‘Cause of Pain’ album in full

Rising out of the New Jersey scene, the metallic hardcore outfit, On Sight, shared their new album Cause of Pain in full today via a premiere with Cvlt Nation ahead of the official release this Friday. The group’s refined and mature songwriting is on full display across their label debut without losing any of their thrash energy or hardcore gruffness. On Sight deliver a masterclass in hardcore stomping across all seven tracks in the album’s tight 16-minute run time. Beyond the hard-hitting and immediate riffing, Cause of Pain tackles drug abuse, death, police brutality and ultimately the life one hopes to live despite the circumstances that would drag them down.

Hear the savage NJHC of ON SIGHT ‘Cause Of Pain’

HIGH PRIESTESS: new video for “Casting The Circle” out now

L.A.’s very own psychedelic heavy trio HIGH PRIESTESS teamed up with Doomed & Stoned to share their brand new video “Casting The Circle”, taken from their new album out now on Ripple Music.

Says bassist and vocalist Marianna Fiel: “Casting the Circle is the opening of a portal that bridges the gap between performer and audience into a unison blend of light and darkness. Since as a band we currently not able to play shows, we hope this video fills up the quarantine needs for occult b-movies and live performances.” The video was filmed and directed by Paris and Sharon of Vibralinx Film & Photo.


Moaning Silence was born in the mind of their composer Christos Ntounis during a cold winter night at late 2014.

Combining the drawn-out Gothic sorrow of My Dying Bride with elements of Anathema’s approach, Moaning Silence have created an album that pays homage to the emotive, expressive side of Metal.Late 2019 and the band makes another line up change. Eleftheria Aggeloudi becomes the muse and Christos composes 8 tracks of pure atmospheric metal. “A waltz into darkness” is born. Balancing between the flares of the summer sun and the piercing winter cold, Moaning Silence invites us to a dark and haunting waltz.

Maggie Miles shares vulnerable alt-pop track “Deserve This”

Maggie Miles is a young artist with a high energy about her, and she wears her emotions on her sleeve. It’s honest and vulnerable, just like music should be. These emotions are visceral, and she shares them with fans through her music in hopes of bringing people together and making others feel heard. Today she shares “Deserve This,” a song about battling depression and coming to grips with one’s feelings. She wants listeners to know that whatever they’re feeling, good or bad, those feelings are valid, and there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

Katie Morgan – Check out my single ‘Leave’

“Leave” is autobiographical and deeply personal. High school was hard for me, and I hope you understand my story through this song. It’s about feeling like I had hit rock bottom, not knowing where to go next, and how badly I just wanted people to leave me alone.

Michael Franti’s “Stay Human” Documentary YouTube Earth Day Watch Party

“‘Stay Human’ is a film about five inspiring people from around the world who helped me personally in my own personal battle between cynicism and optimism,” shared Franti. “In this incredibly challenging time, I know you will find hope in all of the stories in this film, just as I did when I met each of these people in person.”

New Release: KATZÙ OSO’s NEW Single + Video “IN TOO DEEP” – OUT NOW

Katzù Oso’s new single “In Too Deep” is OUT NOW via Cosmica Artists. The song is the first and newest single from his upcoming EP ‘Colour’, due out on June 12. This new body of work features his signature dream pop sounds along with bottom heavy funk, and more than a dash of Spanish thrown in for good measure. “In Too Deep” also comes accompanied by a music video, animated and directed by Edgar Fernandez. Watch it below:

SKINLAB Releases New Video For Single “Amerikill”

“We are excited to release our new video for “Amerikill.” This will be the first of many videos the band shot ourselves with the help of our bud Karl Whinnery who did an awesome job with his added story line catering to the inner paranoia developed through isolation. The message is real….know your surroundings” says Steev Esquivel.

Charlie Burg shares new single + video via FADER label

Brooklyn-based, Metro-Detroit-bred singer-songwriter, Charlie Burg, shares new single and video, “Channel Orange In Your Living Room,” out now via FADER Label. After previously sharing three EPs, his last EP, Three, Fever, grabbed the attention of major tastemakers at Beats1, Spotify (including playlists like Lorem, Pollen and Fresh Finds) and more. He also just toured with Ashe, Jeremy Zucker, and Moonchild. Burg is only 23-years-old and the list of accomplishments continues to stack up.

Rock Band Psycle To Release New Album KILL THE MACHINE on June 16, 2020!

Rock band Psycle will release their new album titled Kill the Machine on June 16,2020. The band released their debut single, also titled “Kill the Machine” along with the accompanying lyric video on March 24th.

DJ Premier on production of the new Jamo Gang single “The 1st Time” feat. Slug from Atmosphere

El Gant on the new Jamo Gang single: “We were al in the studio hanging out with Premier one night, and Preem played a few things he had in the chamber. We really liked the vibe to it, and the rest is history. J57 thought it was the perfect song to ask Slug to be a part of and he was with it. It is really exciting for us to have these two together for the first time on one of our songs.”


Today, Masego releases “Veg Out (Wasting Thyme).” The piano-driven trap plea for rest and peace is the latest view into Masego’s ever shifting, melting pot psyche and his confidence in flow and lyricism. “Veg Out” is a taste of new music to come later this year.

The video for “Veg Out (Wasting Thyme)” is also out now. The playful visuals see Masego grooving around his Los Angeles home as a fish-eye lens pans to reveal several versions of “Veg Out” cleverly spelt out using apples, sweet potatoes, lemons, peppers and more.

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