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Themba remixes HOSH & 1979’s ‘Midnight (The Hanging Tree)’ Feat. Jalja

Esteemed South African house producer Themba has remixed the Hosh & 1979 smash ‘Midnight (The Hanging Tree)’, out May 22nd.

Ramping up the percussive elements and looping Jalja’s pitch-perfect vocals, Themba’s ‘Herd Remix’ sees the exciting young artist deliver a vibrant, energetic take on the original that’s positively brimming with colour.


Carson Lueders, eighteen-year-old singer, songwriter, guitarist from Spokane, Washington, began his love for music after being guitar lessons his parents on his 5th birthday. He launched his self-titled YouTube channel at the age of 7, posting popular acoustic covers leading to an extensive international fan base, preteen performance on The View and an appearance on BET Music Moguls.

DIE KREATUR Releases Debut Album, Panoptikum, via Napalm Records TODAY

Today, DIE KREATUR, the beloved child of Dero Goi (OOMPH!) and Chris Harms (LORD OF THE LOST), releases their debut album Panoptikum, accompanied by a lyric video for the new single “Untergang” (in English: Downfall).

In harsh anger, drifting riffs and impulsive drums lead to the band’s fastest and hardest single so far and illustrates the diversity and complexity of DIE KREATUR. The screaming voices of Dero Goi and Chris Harms swell to an accusing storm of interpersonal abysm.


“Me and my brother Josh shot this video in my parents living room during quarantine, with Yousef directing us on Zoom.” says SG; “The process really opened my eyes as to what can be achieved creatively when such limitations are put in place, and I feel like the end result truly takes the viewer on a journey.”

COBI releases an emotive ballad about father’s death and daughter’s birth in new single    

Today, COBI, the accomplished singer/songwriter, releases his new single “Don’t Stop” via 300 Entertainment. “Don’t Stop” is a harmonically rich track that tells a personal story of love and loss. Raw and colorful, the track beautifully illustrates the recent pivotal moment’s in COBI’s life that changed his outlook, providing him with a new perspective. “Don’t Stop” is a heartfelt ballad that will touch listeners’ hearts and will serve as a beautiful reminder to make as much love as possible.

Parisian synth-pop outfit Global Network shine on new EP

Parisian twosome Loris Sasso and Nils Peschanski are the creative brains behind Global Network.

With shared influences including Frank Ocean and Jamie XX, together they developed their musical vision, leading them to the forefront of Paris’s music scene and touring extensively across Europe in 2019. As their artistry continues to evolve, Global Network are on the pathway to a successful 2020.

The 1975 Release Exclusive Short Paired with ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ Album Exclusively on Apple Music

Today, Apple Music listeners can fully stream Notes On A Conditional Form (Deluxe Apple Music Edition), the latest album from UK pop rock band The 1975, followed by an exclusive short tied to the band’s fourth album. This marks Apple Music’s first album bundle with exclusive content to launch day and date with a band’s new album. In Behind The 1975’s Notes On A Conditional Form, frontman Matty Healy reflects on the motivations and complexities as he and his bandmates reveal the ideas that fueled the album in a unique and unguarded look at one of Britain’s most venturous bands.

Solo drummer Chiminyo shares new single ‘Run’ (Gearbox Records)

Overflowing with cosmic melodies and psychedelic warmth, ‘Run’ perfectly exemplifies Chiminyo’s unique playing style. Whilst innovative in it’s composition the result is far more than just a technical feat. By combining heavily textured digital elements with intricate analogue drumming, his music meaningfully honours the exciting sound of the London scene, whilst flirting with the avant-garde. Using experimental rhythms and atmospherics that traverse both electronic and global music, it’s clear that there are many influences at play here but they come together seamlessly to create a strong spiritual groove that feeds off the conflicting duality between technology and nature.


The UK’s pop dream-girl GRACEY has dropped new single “Empty Love.” Featuring Australian star Ruel, the track is out today via Interscope. Written by GRACEY earlier this year after a frustrating, lengthy period of rest after vocal surgery, “Empty Love” is an upfront and honest commentary on the often-damaging pressures that come with social media. Told through the eyes of a 22-year-old girl with the world at her feet, the single is a straight-up pop anthem that doesn’t try to pour glitter on the truth, but instead deals in stone-cold relatable and deeply personal realities and sounds even more magnificent for that exact reason.

SG Lewis Release Official Video For ‘Chemicals.’ Master Peace Remix Out Now

Speaking about the new video, SG reveals, “Me and my brother Josh shot this video in my parents living room during quarantine, with Yousef directing us on Zoom.” says SG; “The process really opened my eyes as to what can be achieved creatively when such limitations are put in place, and I feel like the end result truly takes the viewer on a journey.”

FLIP shares tracks from his forthcoming Instrumental Hip Hop Album “Experiences” [Audio Submission]

As instrumental Hip Hop albums seem to be at an all-time high, ranging from so called lo-fi aesthetics to progressive sounds with electronic vibes, one of Austrian Hip Hop’s godfathers and OGs on the boards has finally dropped an instrumental album on his own. The title “Experiences” has been chosen not without reason as it both reflects the personal experiences the artists Flip has gone through in his 25 years plus career but also hint the influences and musical aspects that went into this album.


The divine pairing of Tim James and Antonina Armato – collectively known as Rock Mafia – has added their creative genius to the music of stars like Kehlani, Illenium, Carol G, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Zedd, Young Thug, Mariah Carey, and BTS to name a few, while also garnering critical acclaim for their own music. In addition to the EP, the lyric video for “Something in the Air” featuring Mod Sun is also out now –

J.Lamotta Shares ‘Can’t Refuse’ Visuals + Announces EP

Born in Tel Aviv to a family with Moroccan roots, Berlin based artist and producer J.Lamotta has gone from strength to strength since her 2019 sophomore album ‘Suzume’, garnering support from the international music community and touring across Europe and Asia, including the iconic Blue Note Tokyo. She is now back with a new EP titled ‘Brand New Choice’ which features the first single ‘Can’t Refuse’, along with an accompanying music video out Friday, May 22nd via Jakarta Records.


“Fredo delivers his nastiest effort to date. Most Hated is equal parts grimy and triumphant.” – DJ BOOTH

“With the 2015 arrest that threatened to derail his rising career now decidedly in the rearview, Fredo is back with a newfound sense of purpose: more viral, more hardworking, and more determined to advance than ever before.” – The FADER

“New Gen Winter 2019–His city’s favored up-and-comer and its most versatile rising act. Songs like ‘No Mo’ show his penchant for soul-searching narratives and music-as-medicine melodies… he has a one-of-a-kind ability to reach all sides of the hip-hop and R&B spectrum.” – HYPEBEAST


Get ready to be up close and personal with Sizzy Rocket in her official music video for “Smells Like Sex.” Working within the confines of lockdown, the video was directed via Zoom by Sizzy’s frequent collaborator, Dorian Tocker. Sizzy Rocket and her boyfriend Elijah Noll (frontman of American Teeth) filmed using a handheld camera, allowing the couple complete creative control of the experience. “It was like some bizarre Marina/Ulay performance art — physically straining, our bodies twisted together in these weird positions for 5 hours, filming everything in extreme closeup, capturing the ridiculousness of it all,” Sizzy writes.


South Central L.A. rapper Bino Rideaux is on his way to becoming West Coast hip-hop’s next essential voice, as he releases OUTSIDE, his newest mixtape available today via Def Jam Recordings. Bino’s debut Def Jam mixtape builds on the momentum of his first pair of Def Jam single + video releases, “Brand New” featuring BLXST (immortalized in episode two of Bino’s YouTube series, Out The Blue), and “BET.”


Today, Natalie Taylor has shared Martin Jensen’s remix of her viral hit song “Surrender.” The Danish DJ/producer isolated elements of the original to elevate Natalie’s vocals before adding his own signature spin.


Bronx Rapper Maliibu Miitch has found a new home at Entertainment One (eOne) and is excited to release her new street single “Double O,” which was produced by TGUT. Along with the audio, Maliibu has released an accompanying video that was directed by Nimi Hendrix.

Nashville artist George Shingleton releases new single, “Handful of Hell,” today (May 22nd)

Nashville-based singer-songwriter George Shingleton released a new single, “Handful of Hell,” today via Rock Ridge Music. Produced by Dave Pahanish (who co-wrote #1 songs recorded by Jimmy Wayne, Toby Keith, and Keith Urban), “Handful of Hell,” which premiered at American Songwriter yesterday (May 21st), is an aural drive down a Southern country road and explores how the love of a good woman can help redeem even the most misguided man. The lyric video for the song premieres on his YouTube channel on May 29th.

George Shingleton Puts True Feelings in “Handful of Hell”


Singer/songwriter Olivia O’Brien keeps her unstoppable roll going with the new “Josslyn (Remix)” featuring rapper 24kGoldn. This is the first collaboration between two of the most promising rising artists which is poised to be an instant hit. As she always does, Olivia brings her glittering pop prowess to the track and shows just why she’s considered one of the finest songwriters around. With her reputation for crafting emotional pop bangers, she solicits the help of singer and rapper 24kGoldn to paint a poignant portrait of someone who knows they’ve done wrong. 24kGoldn’s energetic verse drifts naturally into a wistful register that is guaranteed to pull on the iciest of heartstrings, but the unfaithful lover’s plea is nonetheless shrugged off by O’Brien’s empowering chorus.

GREEN CARNATION to Live Stream ‘Leaves of Yesteryear’ Album Release Concert

Norwegian progressive metal act GREEN CARNATION will stream their ‘Leaves of Yesteryear’ album release concert tomorrow, May 23! There are several ways to stream the performance, get access to exclusive content, and support the band. Tickets are not necessary, but can be purchased for additional and exclusive perks.

Mat Zo returns to Anjunabeats with “Love Songs”

It’s our pleasure to welcome back acclaimed electronic musician Mat Zo to the label, with ‘Love Songs’.

An artist that defies genre, Mat stays true to form on ‘Love Songs’. Wrapping together elements of electro, house, trance, and RnB into a vibrant vocal anthem, featuring a sample lifted from Eddie Holman’s ‘I’ve Been Singing Love Songs By Myself’.

Alteras Release ‘Live From Wherever You Are’ EP

Today, Ohio-based alternative band, Alteras, has released new music, Live From Wherever You Are. The EP features a collection of live acoustic performances of five of the band’s songs and is the first release since their EP, Myself on Fire, which came out on Revival Recordings in August 2018. When speaking about the new EP, vocalist Jake Clasen stated, “With the world in its pandemic state, it’s important now more than ever to spread love to the people in our lives. ‘Live From Wherever You Are’ is an intimate, candlelit sharing of Alteras’ past, present, and future. A message and reminder to live in this moment, wherever you are.”

TWIN XL Drops New Single “Melt”

In an interview with Rock Sound Magazine who premiered the track, lead singer Cameron Walker-Wright spoke about the inspiration behind their new song saying, “Our new single ‘Melt’ is about how much we lose ourselves in other people during relationships. We almost become unrecognizable. It’s about being so enamored with someone that they can do absolutely no wrong. One of my favorite lines in the song is ‘kiss all of my friends goodbye.'”

Chicago’s Phor Releases “Comfy” Single + Video Today

“Comfy” is the follow up to “Cardio,” the lead single to Phor’s upcoming project titled, Self Love, coming this summer. His latest project, Cake, was a 13-song collection released to memorialize the passing of his cousin with the tribute track “Truly Missed”. In 2017, Phor released Butterfly, which delivered his biggest hit to-date, “Chi-Town.” An ode to the city that raised him, the song gained momentum at mid-west radio with well over 2M views on the Azae-directed visuals and culminated in a remix from Chicago’s south side legend, BumpJ, Twista and Lil Durk.

Fine & Proficient: Rapper Phor Strips It All The Way Down In Video For “Comfy” [Video]

BEST EX Releases Cathartic ‘Good at Feeling Bad’ EP

“I turned to music and I wrote what’s basically a ‘greatest hits’ of some of the worst stuff that’s ever happened to me,” says Mariel Loveland of NYC-based band Best Ex about her indie pop exorcism Good At Feeling Bad EP, out today (May 22, 2020 via No Sleep Records and Alcopop Records in the UK). “I love this EP. I think it captures the full spectrum of the loneliness and isolation I was feeling at the time I wrote it. My disillusionment with certain friendships and relationships… my disillusionment with our culture of social media and celebrity… my disillusionment with genuine, unconditional love. To me, this EP is a middle finger from a woman who’s over it and finds happiness regardless of the things that constantly try to knock us down.”

Nightly Releases New Single “you should probably just hang up”

Nashville-based band Nightly are releasing their first single written and recorded in quarantine, “you should probably just hang up,” out everywhere today via BMG Recordings. Inspired by a friend’s failed relationship, the track marks a new era for the band. “We wrote ‘you should probably just hang up’ about a toxic situation,” Capeci explains in a recent interview. “The song came to us super quickly, and we immediately recorded and produced it in Joey’s basement.”

Henrik Lindstrand shares new video “Søndermarken” via One Little Indian Records

Swedish musician and contemporary classical composer Henrik Lindstrand returns with a new video for “Søndermarken,” off of his recently released sophomore album Nattresan, out now on One Little Indian Records (Poppy Ackroyd, Roger Goula, Olga Bell).

Australian DIY pop artist AIRPORTS – Entitled “U FEEL IT 2”

AIRPORTS has garnered support from tastemaker radios such as Triple J (Australia), George FM (New Zealand), Kiis FM and amassing over 670,000 independent Spotify streams to date. Building a global music production company, the multitalented artist has worked on award winning projects for TV, brands (Coca-Cola, Fanta), labels (Universal Music, Capitol Records), artists and performers, including Multi platinum JPOP groups.


Today, Dua Lipa reveals the Jax Jones remix of her hit single ‘Break My Heart’ taken from the Number One album ‘Future Nostalgia’. Jax Jones has reimagined ‘Break My Heart’ using funk-driven melodies, stomping basslines and euphoric string passages to transform Dua’s hit single into an addictive slice of house, taking the track firmly onto the dancefloor. The remix is the latest offering from Jax Jones who has over amassed over 400 billion streams and over 30 million single sales globally.

Florida Producer Diablo (Lil Pump, Kodak Black) Shares “Killing” ft. ELIOZIE, Shakewell & Terror Reid

Already the man behind some of your favorite Florida trap bangers, rising producer Diablo is on a mission to change the sound of hip-hop. Gathering some of his favorite voices from the internet rap underground, Diablo shares “Killing,” his new single. Built around ominous off-key piano and sirenic synths, “Killing” is a relentless trap track that’ll eagerly have you counting the days until the return of mosh pits. The new single features verses from ELIOZIE and Shakewell, two of the most promising artists from Diablo’s Florida scene, as well as a demonic verse from San Jose DJ/rapper Terror Reid. Demonstrating Diablo’s skillful absorption of varied voices into his signature sonic realm, “Killing” is the first salvo from his debut EP, coming Summer 2020.


Today Atlantic Records has officially announced the signing of the newest pop/soul sensation, BENNETT. In celebration of her signing announce, the Connecticut songstress has unveiled her debut label EP, THINGS I NEVER SAID, available everywhere now. “I wanted to tell a whole story about the stages of a bad relationship,” she explains. “I discuss growing up without a father, all of my issues, and why I am the way I am. All of the songs connect.”