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Offaiah remixes Crazy Cousinz floorfiller ‘Outline’
Enigmatic East London producer Offaiah has remixed the new Crazy Cousinz and Julie Bergen single ‘Outline’, out 12th June.
Announcing itself with an assertive kick drum, Offaiah turns an already dancefloor-focused track into a certified deep house banger, pairing Bergen’s euphoric vocals with an infectious drop. It follows on from his recent Sister Sledge-sampling disco heater ‘That Makes Me Love You’.
Italian duo Pongo drop new single ‘Freedom’
A brand-new electronic version of the masterpiece of the same name that was made famous by Richie Havens at Woodstock ’69, ‘Freedom’ is a stunning melodic techno track, underpinned by ethereal synths and soaring vocals. The original track discussed the need to be free when so many were being oppressed – themes that are eerily relevant in 2020.
Rising British talent Josie Proto returns today with her brand new music video “Burner”
Taken from Josie’s upcoming debut EP Pub Songs: Volume 1, Josie wrote “Burner” with Ben Matravers (brother of Easy Life’s Murray Matravers) to explore ideas of escapism from the digital world and the idea that the only way to escape social media is to “live in a cave”. The track, a playful indie-pop number, is another taste of the 19 year old homegrown talent’s quirky, conversational storytelling.
OUT TODAY: Dream-pop artist Ilja Alexander shares Curtis Richardson produced single, ‘Butterfly’
Originally from Amsterdam, Alexander has recently formed a band in London. Although his parents were not musical, his grandfather was a gifted piano player. One day his father was playing Beethoven’s Für Elise when Alexander took a seat at the piano and began to play it himself. During high school, Alexander and his siblings were involved in music. He went on an exchange program to Osaka where he discovered that people were interested in his music. It was there that he decided to become a professional singer-songwriter.
TECHY FATULE LES DA A SUS FANATICOS LA PRIMICIA DE SU NUEVO SENCILLO “TODO”
La cantante, actriz, productora y compositora dominicana Techy Fatule estrena su nuevo sencillo “Todo”, un tema de su propia autoría que le canta al desamor y se estrena con un particular videoclip hecho #desdecasa en tiempos de pandemia, con la colaboración de su familia.
TEE GRIZZLEY RELEASES “THE SMARTEST” MIXTAPE FT. LIL BABY, MEEK MILL, BIG SEAN, DJ MUSTARD, + MORE!
After an initial spark with the release of “Satish” in tribute to his aunt/manager Jobina Brown who passed earlier last year, Tee started to lay the foundation for the tape. After garnering over 30 million views on the video, Tee continued to release a string of singles successfully feeding his fans and preparing them for what’s to come. The mixtape also finds Tee rapping alongside Big Sean, Meek Mill, Lil Baby, Lil Keed, and Queen Naija against immaculate production by Helluva, Hit-Boy, Scott Storch, DJ Mustard and more.
MELODY GARDOT RELEASES “FROM PARIS WITH LOVE” SINGLE + VIDEO
From the United States, Armenia, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Brazil, to Norway and beyond, Gardot’s new single combines the musicality and skills of orchestral musicians from all over the world who have never met, many of whom have been out of work these past few months currently unable to perform due to closures related to COVID-19.
Empara Mi releases stunning new song ‘WYGD (3AM)’
Empara Mi has released the brand new song ‘WYGD (3AM)’. The track is a stunning piano version of her highly praised single ‘WYGD’ from the mini-album Suitcase Full Of Sins released earlier this year.
‘WYGD (3AM)’ is a jaw-dropping example of Empara Mi’s commanding vocals, delivering great depth with only a beautiful backing of piano keys.
TERRY ELLIS of En Vogue ‘ANGRY BLACK WOMAN’
“The song “Angry Black Woman”, was born from an outpouring of emotions felt regarding the continued police brutality towards black people…my people. I wanted to give a voice to the hurt, pain, frustration and anger that I myself and so many of us are feeling right now. Whether we realize it or not, the cause of inhumane treatment will always create an imbalanced effect and unrest for all of us, mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally. We must have justice or there will be no peace,” mentions Terry Ellis.
Vern Daysel New Single “Rain”
Art Rock Supergroup MANDOKI SOULMATES Release Full-Length Album
As with his other album projects under the Mandoki Soulmates banner, Leslie Mandoki has brought together a Murderer’s Row of rock icons and musicians from some of the biggest names in prog and classic rock including Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson plus current and former members of Toto, Cream, Supertramp, ELP, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and this list goes on and on! The coming together of such a diverse cast perfectly expresses the album’s lyrical theme of unity, which couldn’t be a more timely message for today’s world. Mandoki explains in the album’s video trailer, “We know that music is the greatest unifier…[These are] songs against division, from the old rebels to the young rebels. This is our time to take a breath for a better world.”
BLACK EYED PEAS’ NEW ALBUM TRANSLATION AVAILABLE NOW
To celebrate the record’s arrival, the six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, genre-bending pioneers launch a full-scale television takeover. On June 24, they kick off the day by performing on ABC’s Good Morning America “Summer Concert Series” and closing out the night with a performance on CBS’s Late Late Show Starring James Corden.
BRIMSTONE COVEN: first single “The Inferno” streaming now!
US occult hard rockers BRIMSTONE COVEN share all details for their upcoming fourth album ‘The Woes of a Mortal Earth’, due out August 21st and available to preorder now on Ripple Music. Join the magic circle with “The Inferno” lyric video!
While summoning eerie forces from the past, from the timeless heaviness of Sabbath and Coven to the wholehearted rock force of Led Zeppelin, BRIMSTONE COVEN craft a timeless and wholehearted brand of sonic witchery that will hold any soul captive inside its magic circle. The past and future collide in a dazzling big bang, melding foreboding atmospheres with a bright and intoxicating vocals from Corey Roth and Andrew D’Cagna’s.
Den-Mate shares “All My Friends” single
Hypnagogia is the experience of the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep. It is the ‘threshold consciousness’ phase where lucid thought, lucid dreaming, hallucinations, and sleep paralysis occur. Electro-pop producer & singer Den-Mate is Washington D.C. based Jules Hale – and her newest collection, Hypnagogia, is her interpretation of this hypnagogic state.
Smokepurpp Returns to His Roots with Florida Jit, Recruits Jack Harlow for “Tide Pen”
With a fierce attitude and an appetite for destruction, Smokepurpp is a defining artist of the South Florida rap scene. Paying tribute to his hometown and returning to his bass-boosted roots, Smokepurpp shares Florida Jit, his new project. Packed with rude bars about Purpp’s expensive tastes and irresponsible lifestyle, Florida Jit delivers 17 tracks of high-octane trap music. The new project boasts several beats from Florida sound architect Ronny J, whose earworm melodies and distorted low-end helped establish the SoundCloud sound, as well as beats from Miami hitmaker Earl On The Beat and standout production from Purpp himself. Throughout the tape, Smokepurpp is a mischievous presence, spinning clipped cadences into hooks on tracks like “Pop Sh*t,” and experimenting with melody on songs like the powerful “Ends” and the chaotic “24s.”
Derrick Hodge Releases New Single “Heartbeats” – Album ‘Color Of Noize’ out 6/26 On Blue Note
This album also includes a few firsts. It’s the first Hodge record to use a live band throughout, a brand new line-up featuring Jahari Stampley and Michael Aaberg on keyboards, Mike Mitchell and Justin Tyson on drums, and DJ Jahi Sundance on turntables, with Hodge supplying bass, keys, guitar, and voice. It was that band’s first time playing together, and their first time hearing the songs Hodge wrote for their session. It was also Hodge’s first time bringing in a co-producer: Blue Note president Don Was.
Tom Walker, The UK’s Biggest Selling Signed Artist of 2019, Releases “Wait For You” Music Video
Shot under lockdown, the emotive visual sees 34 dancers from 13 different countries performing a series of self-choreographed routines!
“This song is about a mate of mine who went through a life changing event as a teenager,” Tom explains. “It took a long time for him to heal and aspects of what happened have taken a toll on his life. Fast forward to now and he’s one of the most outgoing, positive people you could ever meet.
JOHN LEGEND RELEASES NEW ALBUM BIGGER LOVE
Multi-platinum, 11-time GRAMMY Award-winner John Legend today released his new album BIGGER LOVE via Columbia Records, available now everywhere. As John Legend sees it, the world could use a reminder of the power of love and his seventh studio album, BIGGER LOVE, is just that.
BEN PLATT UNVEILS MUSIC FROM SEASON 2 OF THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES THE POLITICIAN
GRAMMY®, TONY®, and Emmy® Award-winning artist Ben Platt has announced today’s release of MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES THE POLITICIAN SEASON 2. This release includes “Corner of the Sky”, a cover of the Stephen Schwartz song from the play Pippin and also showcases Platt’s “Run Away,” originally found on SING TO ME INSTEAD. MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES THE POLITICIAN SEASON 2 is available today via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services –
LAMB OF GOD Reveals New Single and Video for “Gears” + New Album Available Today
Says guitarist Mark Morton, “The day has finally arrived! We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing our new, self-titled album today. We’re all so proud of this collection of songs and feel like they rival some of our best work. As a band, we have a reawakened energy and a renewed creative spark that is evident in these songs and pulses through the entire album. Everyone involved in this project is beyond anxious for the world to hear it. We hope you enjoy it and we thank you for your support!”
The Driver Era Collaborates With Smallpools on “OMG Plz Don’t Come Around” Remix
Connected during quarantine, THE DRIVER ERA’s single “OMG Plz Don’t Come Around” gets the remix treatment from alternative-pop band Smallpools. Out everywhere today, the remix puts an upbeat spin on Lynch brothers’ solemn anthem just in time for your summer playlist. Listen to “OMG Plz Don’t Come Around (Smallpools Remix)” HERE.
AMNESIA SCANNER NEW ALBUM TEARLESS OUT NOW
The musical scope of Tearless is expansive, with guest vocalists – the Peruvian artist Lalita and the Brazillian DJ/producer LYZZA – descending into a vast, uncanny valley of sound. Opener “AS Enter” sets a sombre tone until the fucking riffs of the second track (the titular, Lalita-helmed “AS Tearless”) make clear there’s plenty of roaring to come. A feature from Code Orange on “AS Flat” follows, along with “AS Trouble” (feat. Oracle, the third, machinic ghost-member of Amnesia Scanner) and together they hit as black-metal-gaze dirges. Closing Tearless is the sadboy grunge of “AS U Will Be Fine” with a clear statement of intent: doom, despair, insanity, absurdity, it’s all natural, all cathartic, and all OK.
ENZI Releases New Single “Retrograde”
In honor of Juneteenth and to continue the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement, here is a list of action items that you can do to support the movement in less than 3 minutes and 11 seconds — the length of “Retrograde.” Speaking up is a muscle and it is important that we continue to exercise it in the name of true and full racial equality. – ENZI
GUCCI MANE AND 1017 RECORDS’ POOH SHIESTY DROP “STILL REMEMBER”
Gucci Mane has teamed up with rising Memphis, TN rapper Pooh Shiesty for their new track “Still Remember,” streaming now via all streaming services alongside its official companion video. The single from Gucci and his newest 1017 label signee will be featured on his upcoming mixtape, GUCCI MANE PRESENTS: SO ICY SUMMER, out July 3rd.
NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD SOLO VERSION OF “NEVER GONNA BREAK MY FAITH” BY THE QUEEN OF SOUL, ARETHA FRANKLIN, OUT TODAY!
Today, RCA Records, RCA Inspiration and Legacy Recordings collaborate to release a never-before-heard solo version of “Never Gonna Break My Faith” by the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, featuring The Boys Choir of Harlem. Co-written by award-winning singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, the Grammy Award winning song was originally released as a duet with Mary J. Blige for the 2006 film Bobby. Over a decade later, the song’s lyrics are as urgent and poignant as ever.
Clive Davis, Sony Music’s Chief Creative Officer and longtime friend/producer of Ms. Franklin states, “The world is very different now. Change is everywhere and each of us, hopefully, is doing the best he or she can to move forward and make change as positive as possible. Music can play a major role here and Aretha’s performance is chilling. When you read the song’s lyric, and its relevance to what is happening today, it will shake every fiber in your body. Everyone should hear this record. It deserves to be an anthem.”
ATO Records Announces “Silence Is Not An Option (turn this up)”
ATO Records, an independent record label out of New York City, has been reflecting deeply on the injustices and inequality in our world. We recognize that music is not just an agent for change, but a space of solace. As we approach our 20th anniversary as a label, we remain proud to represent a diverse range of artists whose music imparts messages of inclusivity, justice, and equality.
R&B’s rising star Zion is set to release his new mixtape, Welcome To The Lions Den
Today, 20-year-old South London singer Zion releases his new single “Welcome To The Lions Den” via his imprint, Orange Heart. After teasing it to his fans, last Sunday unannounced, Zion dropped visuals for the title track from his forthcoming mixtape (24th July) of the same name, and the rest of us are still trying to catch up.
Ocean Alley release new album ‘Lonely Diamond’
Beloved Aussie songwriters Ocean Alley have released their long-awaited third album Lonely Diamond today, and have revealed it will be accompanied by a 12-track visualiser set to premiere this Sunday on YouTube (7pm AEST) alongside a live chat with the band.
WINONA AVENUE RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR“MASTERPIECE”
Masterpiece is the sixth song to be digitally released from Winona Avenue’s self-titled debut album.The band explains that Masterpiece is about how all people are created beautifully and for a specific purpose. Daniel Deputy, vocalist for Winona Avenue, says, “All we have to do is open our eyes and look into the mirror to witness a masterpiece.”
FOOGIANO SETS UP THE PERFECT HEIST IN “THE PLAN” MUSIC VIDEO
The music video follows a string of releases from Foogiano after his signing to Gucci Mane’s 1017 label; “The Plan” will be featured on “GUCCI MANE PRESENTS: SO ICY SUMMER” mixtape, out July 3rd.
TEYANA TAYLOR RELEASES THE ALBUM TODAY VIA G.O.O.D. MUSIC/DEF JAM RECORDINGS
Teyana Taylor has dropped her highly anticipated third LP, THE ALBUM, today via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings. THE ALBUM features special guests Rick Ross, Erykah Badu, Quavo, Missy Elliott, Future, Big Sean & more.
Yes Founding Member Jon Anderson Releases New Single “WDMCF”
Legendary Yes singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jon Anderson has released “WDMCF”, the third single off of his highly-anticipated new solo album 1000 Hands, an album nearly 30 years in the making.
Jon Anderson Wonders “Where Does Music Come From” On New Single