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Shoreline Mafia Gets Animated in the Stylish Video for “Gangstas & Sippas”

Peddling a party-positive strain of West Coast heat, Shoreline Mafia provide the ideal soundtrack for any function. Giving the animated treatment to a speaker-knocking single, Shoreline shares the video for “Gangstas & Sippas.” Paying homage to Too $hort’s hyphy classic “Gangstas & Strippas,” the new single boosts the bass and updates the hook to reflect Shoreline’s lean-fueled lifestyle (“From the leanhouse straight to the strip club”). The new animated video brings the music to life with stylish character design that recalls the cult-beloved animated series Boondocks, rendering unique cartoon versions Fenix Flexin, OhGeesy, Rob Vicious, Master Kato, and guest rapper Q Da Fool. In the clip, directed and animated by Jarrett Riley, the four members of Shoreline Mafia scheme at the local strip club, before launching a heist to nab promethazine from a secret government lab.

Yamaha and Maggie Miles partner for ‘Way Up’ emerging artist series

It’s been quite an exciting year thus far for Maggie Miles. The alternative artist based out of Nashville, TN has released three successful singles such as, “Deserve This,” “Swim,” and “WHATDOISAY,” in the last two months and now has announced an exciting endorsement deal with the incredibly acclaimed, Yamaha Music. Maggie will be a part of the WAY UP program which is an emerging Artists program. Not only that, Yamaha flew Maggie out to Tokyo with UK Artists JNR Williams and Wyldest from London to speak at the panel at the Yamaha Ginza Hall in Tokyo. The emerging Artists shared experiences in song-writing and how music empowers them to express their emotions and convey a message, check more out on her experience here. Yamaha has released a preview to display what highly curated video content is to come for Maggie Miles.

Blues Giants ERIC GALES & JOE LOUIS WALKER Team Up On A Brand New Single & Video!

Hot on the heels of the first single release, “Old Time Used To Be,” from Joe Louis Walker’s forthcoming new album, Blues Comin’ On, comes the second single release, the superb title track. And just like the debut single featured a collaboration with fellow modern blues icon Keb’ Mo’, “Blues Comin’ On” the single offers an even bigger and more brilliant partnership with not one but TWO featured guests, blues guitar hero Eric Gales and superstar singer, The Wanderer himself, Dion! While Joe & Dion cover vocal and rhythm guitar duties, Gales take the lead, offering up some stellar riffs that add both flavor and vibrancy to the verses as well as a smokin’ hot solo. Walker & Gales even participated in a special quarantine-style video shoot for the song, filming themselves separately while Dion joined in spirit.

CLOSE THE HATCH: BrooklynVegan Streams Modern Witchcraft From Atmospheric Doom Metal Unit

Writes BrooklynVegan, “If you’re unfamiliar, CLOSE THE HATCH kinda have one foot in Electric Wizard-style psychedelic doom and one in Neurosis-style post-metal, and just when you feel like you’ve already heard way too much music in both of those styles, CLOSE THE HATCH come along with an album that feels fresh and not really derivative of any one thing in particular.”

Joell Ortiz & KXNG Crooked – “Memorial Day” (New Single)

From the bottom of the streets to the highest general, loss is the common denominator of mankind. It is in death that we stake our greatest claims and where we pay our highest respects. Whoever you’ve lost, may they rest in peace this Memorial Day.

Lorelei Rose Taylor Streams Debut EP ‘Versailles’ via Uniquely Aligned

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, Lorelei Rose Taylor carefully treads the space between dreamy alternative and baroque-pop with a story of love, lust, and loss. Through cinnamon butter vocals and raw, lyrically pungent storytelling, she draws inspiration from the likes of The Cranberries, Jewel, Stevie Nicks, Florence and the Machine, and Sinead O’Connor. Today, she is exclusively streaming her debut EP, Versailles, due out tomorrow, via Uniquely Aligned.

Megan Thee Stallion Releases 3D Animated Video for “Savage”  

“Savage” is the anthem of 2020; a song that has inspired the number 1 dance challenge on TikTok while receiving two huge remixes, one by Major Lazer and the second by Beyonce to benefit The Bread of Life, Inc. – a move that not only aided the downtown Houston-based charity in their response to Covid-19, but also caused a seismic shift in culture; bringing together two of H-Town’s most iconic names to support their city.

HIGH COMMAND: Metal Injection Debuts “Merciless Steel” Video

Released in the Summer of 2019, HIGH COMMAND’s Beyond The Wall Of Desolation delivers an onslaught of searing thrash/hardcore aggression. The band’s ravenous delivery is magnified by the powerful recording courtesy of Machines With Magnets (Daughters, The Body, Lingua Ignota), and mastering by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Integrity, Black Breath).

HIGH COMMAND’s Video For “Merciless Steel” Looks Like An Old VHS

Dancing On Tables Releases “Losing It” This Friday!

When ‘Losing It’ was written, we wrote lyrics that centered around ”going off the rails” post-relationship. Now, in an unprecedented time with couples, families and friends spending who knows how long apart, the track has found an unexpected new context – ”Me losing you has got me, got me losing it”. Although you can’t physically be with all of your loved ones in this ever-changing situation, this track says that although we are all ”Losing It” in lockdown, we are all in this together.

ILS Premiere New Single From Debut LP

(Pronounced ilz) ILS is a 4 piece disaster chic band from Portland, OR. ILS consists of Tom Glose (Black Elk) on vocals. Nate Abner (The Days, The Nights) on guitar. Tim Steiner (Passerby) on drums and Adam Pike (White Orange) on bass.

Metal Sucks says “Ils make raw noise rock with hints of operatic stoner metal, toxic death metal, and dizzying mathcore to create something that is about as independent-sounding as independent-sounding gets. It’s metal for the 99%, a metal-gauntleted slap in the face to everything homogenized and condescending about macho mainstream acts like Five Finger Death Punch.”

Exclusive Track Premiere: “Whitemeat” by Ils

Brix documents broken heart in quarantine with new music video

The emotional song was written at the start of the global pandemic following a break-up earlier in the year. Shortly after, the songwriter contracted COVID-19, but not before sending the song off to producer Dan Krysa who worked on it remotely. Alone in her Brooklyn apartment, Brix then began to document herself with her iPhone each day, telling the story of what a broken heart in quarantine looks like.

Shoreline Mafia Releases “Gangstas & Sippas” ft. Q Da Fool Official Video

“After dropping a terrific debut album last November — a stylish bundle of songs that somehow felt nonchalant and meticulous at once — Shoreline Mafia has since become one of the most fascinating acts in a resurgent L.A. rap scene. And on Saturday night, the [collective’s] chemistry was something you could practically reach out and touch. These guys love rapping, and even more than that, they love rapping with each other.” – Washington Post

PEOPLE premieres the late Cady Groves’ “Bless My Heart”

Cady Groves, the irrepressible songwriter/performer, had finished work on the vocals and overdubs for Bless My Heart when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Like so many Americans, she put her dreams on hold, hunkered down and focused on the set-up for her first Vel Records album release.

Super excited about the sparkling pop-meets-roots music she was making, the emo/pop songwriter who’d toured with Boys Like Girls, Good Charlotte, LMFAO and Third Eye Blind on the Bamboozle Roadshow and as direct support to Downtown Freaks and Hot Chelle Rae was ready to fly into the forward-leaning world of modern country music. And then, on May 2, Cady Groves passed away.

Shoegazers Kidsmoke Album Announce + New VIdeo

Wrexham’s Kidsmoke have just dropped new video ‘The Bluest You’ to announce their debut album, described by The Line Of Best Fit as ‘hazy and euphoric’. The band has just signed for 2020 to Libertino Records, and have just announced their long-awaited debut album coming 19th June 2020.


El reconocido DJ X Cantante , DJ Yus, lanza hoy al mercado la canción y video musical “Pa Que Lo Goce” producida por Mr. Vla. El divertido tema que pondrá a todos a bailar es una canción perfecta para prender las fiestas y las discotecas. Este es el tercer tema de DJ Yus, los anteriores “Rompe La Bocina” y “Síguete Moviendo”(Feat. El Chacal) obtuvieron gran aceptación del publico, impulsando a este talentoso DJ a seguir grabando temas, cumpliendo peticiones de sus seguidores. El video musical de “Pa Que Lo Goce”, muestra a DJ Yus en su elemento de estudio, eventos masivos y mucha diversion.

Seattle’s Altar of Eris extends invite to a dark postpunk feast on ‘Isolation’ EP

Emerging from the abyss, postpunk / darkwave outfit Altar of Eris present the ‘Isolation’ EP’. Their sophomore release, here they lend listeners a glimpse into their own dark and raw musical reality.

Hailing from Seattle, Washington, Altar of Eris is a three-piece band comprised of Travis Stanley (vocals, synth, lyrics, drums and social media), Nick Trimmer (bass, drums and production) and Brandon Bannister (guitar, drums and band relations).

Goldzbrough Explores nostalgic memories on dreamy summer anthem – ‘Like it was’

Through an exuberant blend of dark and compelling Pop and Hip-Hop, Goldzbrough uses his creative talent to explore universal lyrical themes. Recently, he released his 9th single ‘Like it was’ via Inspirit Music Productions.

Bee Virginia releases new single ‘What Are You Doing To Me?’

Melbourne soul and R&B voice Bee Virginia adds a second chapter to her formative story today, offering new single ‘What Are You Doing To Me’.

Once again Virginia has offered a warm hybrid of neo-soul and jazz-infused R&B, and worked with producer David M. Turner (Amy Shark, Dan Sultan) to unveil something unabashedly sensual and more intimate than previous single, her debut ‘Won’t You’.


Emerging Melbourne singer-songwriter Reilly Stapleton has today released her new single Cherry Tree, a song likely to cement her as one of Australia’s most interesting new artists. Again harnessing her rare ability to push the envelope and challenge perception, the dark-pop ingenue has crafted a confronting 3 minute masterpiece that is as unsettling as it is compelling.

Summer Payton embarks on “The Road To 25” with previously unreleased single, Young and Free

24-year-old Summer Payton is set to turn 25 on December 25th of this year. To commemorate her golden birthday she will drop her first EP entitled Golden Hour, a term that photographers use to denote the perfect time of day where the sun is in the perfect place for photos. For Summer, her golden birthday is the perfect time to drop her first complete body of work.


A reminder of Aitch’s lyrical prowess and versatility, “Raw” sees the 20 year old talent spitting his way through a declaration of confidence and truth; a recap of his success so far. The single (produced by Whyjay and Sangy) lands with a dark and moody visual (directed by KC Locke)- leaving the viewer on edge and hooked on Aitch’s every word. Hidden in a dark warehouse, Aitch is seen caught in the spotlight for brief moments throughout, in a horror movie-esque visual that sees him remain focused despite something lurking in the darkness. It’s a mission statement from the young rapper, who has marked himself as one of the most exciting talents in the UK right now: “Young Aitch, Big Boss, I’m The Captain.”

GUARD releases new single ‘GASLIGHT’ and announces debut album

Fearlessly honest, self-proclaimed meme lord-cross-pop star Guard unleashes his kindling new single ‘Gaslight’, premiered via triple j’s Unearthed TOPS. Guard also announces today his debut full-length album The Identified Patient is set for release June 26th.

GEARS Release Official Lyric Video for “Stronger Than Pain”

“We’ve actually been sitting on this song for a while now. With everything happening in the world today, it just seemed that now would be a good time to unleash it. It’s meant to be a battle cry that empowers us and says, ‘we will overcome anything that comes our way. We are STRONGER than everything we face.’ I think it’s more fitting now than we would like to admit. We all hope everyone is staying safe, healthy and strong.” – Jimmy Wooten


Atlanta-born rapper Lil Gnar returns with his first single of 2020 “Brand New Booty” out today on 10K Projects. The first single from his upcoming GNAR LIFE 2 mixtape due this summer, “Brand New Booty” is produced by Platinum selling hitmaker and fellow Southerner, jetsonmade (Playboi Carti, DaBaby, Roddy Ricch). Infectious and light, “Brand New Booty” shows off Lil Gnar’s carefree side and arrives just in time for the summer.


Puerto Rico-born, Corpus Christi raised Iann Dior has released a new song “Prospect” featuring Lil Baby, out now on 10K Projects. “Prospect” is the follow up to his April single and video for “Sick And Tired” featuring Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker. Produced by Omer Fedi (24kGoldn, Ella Mai, Trevor Daniel) and Travis Barker, “Sick And Tired” has garnered over 17 million global streams. “Prospect” and “Sick And Tired” will feature on Iann Dior’s upcoming EP, I’m Gone, out June 5 on 10K Projects.


Rising artist and producer John-Robert releases his debut EP, Bailey Barley Knew Me today via Nice Life Recording Company and Warner Records.

New Music From The 1975 ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ Out Now Via Dirty Hit / Interscope Records

The 1975’s fourth album Notes On A Conditional Form is out today via Dirty Hit / Interscope. It is the follow-up to 2018’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, the record that marked The 1975 out not just as the band of their generation, but as a band for the ages too. Frontman Matty Healy and co-songwriter George Daniel, bassist Ross MacDonald and guitarist Adam Hann formed the group 17 years ago as childhood friends in Wilmslow and Notes On A Conditional Form is another landmark statement in a career full of them. “Every time I do a 1975 record, I kind of just go through my catalogue of music, the mental rolodex,” says Matty. “And I think that Notes is an interesting record, because it has our most aggressive moments and our most tranquil moments, and they’re quite harshly lined up against each other. I don’t have a playlist of one type of music, so I don’t consume music like that, and when I’m inspired it’ll never happen twice in one genre.”

Runway Richy new project featuring T.I. and Young Dro

Today, Atlanta based, New Orleans born rapper Runway Richy shares his 8-track Perc 30 project releasing via Beatroot Music. The album includes features from T.I., Young Dro, Natasha Mosely and Bhrist. Production credits include Sauce Lord Rich (FKi), Keno Beatz, Evil Gee and LA Reid’s son Aaron Reid.

“When you pop pills, it’s a whole different high and different vibe!” explains Runway Richy. “When people hear this project, I want them to feel that high through music. That’s why I called the project Perc 30.”

Ulf Nilsson – ‘Break On Me’

Ulf Nilsson, one of Sweden´s biggest voices sings from the heart in this epic pop rock tune ‘Break On Me’ which is like made for the arenas. Listen and enjoy while reading Ulf´s own words about the song.

“When you look at the one you love more than anything in this world, or any other world for that matter, and you see the light in her eyes is gone and you see she’s about to give up on her dreams and wishes and just wither into some pale shadow of her former self, it breaks your heart!

You wish more than anything that you could trade places with her so she could have the life of her dreams, and you would be forever content knowing that she’s happy. It’s impossible of course, and all you can do is be there at all times with love and support and just keep praying that she finds the strength and
will to get back up again” – Ulf Nilsson


Burn is The High’s third single. Playing with a theme felt the world over right now – loneliness and need for human affection, it mixes an irresistible cocktail of Pharrell Williams soul mixed with Daft Punk funk vibes and rounded off with Avicii inspired hook drops. This fun, up-tempo banger is guaranteed to lift your spirits and let’s be honest, we all need that right now.

GUNNA Releases Sophomore Album “WUNNA”

Today, Grammy nominated, multi-platinum rap superstar & “The King of Drip” Gunna dropped his long-awaited album, WUNNA—Get it here! Just in time for Gemini season, Gunna introduces the world to his alter ego with WUNNA, with features from Travis Scott, Young Thug, Lil Baby and Roddy Rich!


Brooklyn rapper and entrepreneur Young M.A has dropped her new Red Flu EP. Featuring 7 tracks with the bulk of the production from Mike Zombie, it’s her first batch of new music since releasing her debut LP Herstory in the Making late last year. Whereas Herstory was highly vulnerable, the Red Flu LP is savage mode M.A encapsulating the lyrical ferocity that her early supporters will instantly recognize. Other producers on the project include long time collaborator NY Bangers and Benjamin Lasnier.

Train Releases “Rescue Dog”

Coinciding with the song’s release, the band teamed up with North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, to debut the new single alongside a special music video that shines a light on animal rescue. The release comes on the heels of National Rescue Dog Day this week which saw Americans celebrating their rescue dogs and bringing awareness to those in need of adoption.

The Kondoors – ‘Good Times’ – feelgood funk-rock out today on Fabyl

Husband and wife pair Gavin Conder and Jessica Greenfield (Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds) are The Kondoors, giving up the glories of ‘Glorious’ on a funk and soul album both easy like Sunday morning and with fire in its belly where passionate matrimony pushes one another’s buttons.

Valentina Reptile Unleashes “Truth or Death” Single & Video

Electro/Synthwave Queen Valentina Reptile is proud to announce that her single and video for “Truth or Death” are out today via Epictronic.

“Truth or Death” is a track taken from the upcoming selftitled EP “Truth or Death” (release date TBA).


Omar Courtz, la nueva estrella del género urbano de mayor proyección global no deja de sorprender a sus fanáticos pues en los últimos meses no han cesado los éxitos en su carrera. Su versatilidad musical, lo ha llevado a ganarse un lugar especial en el corazón de sus seguidores y con su más reciente hit “En Su Nota”, es muestra inequívoca de ello. “En Su Nota” presentado bajo el sello disquero de Pitbull, Mr. 305 Records el cual llega con mucha fuerza y un ritmo sin igual que te invita a bailar de principio a fin. El tema está disponible a partir de HOY en todas las plataformas de música digitales.