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ICYMI: ABISHA Returns With New Single “One Night”

ABISHA returns with “One Night” – an irrefutable alt-pop and R&B jam that sets the tone for a new chapter in her story, following her Scorpio EP (released February 28, 2020 via Spindle Music). The new single arrives on the heels of a busy Pride and Black Music Month including performances on Buzzfeed’s IGTV for their Pride x BLACK/OUT series and Pride.com’s PRIDE:INSIDE virtual festival (with Chloe Lilac, Dorian Elektra, Gia Woods, VINCINT, + more). With sweet, playful, and sexy lyrics backed by her slick vocals, ABISHA delivers another stunner for the summer –

#FREEDRAKEO: The Ruler Shares a New Animated Video for “GTA VI”

Drakeo The Ruler conjures a vivid world of intrigue and vice with his slang-heavy bars. Today, the unjustly incarcerated L.A. rhymer shares the official animated video for “GTA VI,” slyly commenting on the relationship between rap and reality. Animated and directed by Alessandro William of AX System, who expertly apes the computer graphics of the titular video game series, the video offers a vision of Los Angeles dominated by brutal police officers and larger-than-life criminals. Throughout the clip, a CGI version of Drakeo racks up a sky high wanted level, showing off his collection of foreigns, testifying at his trial, and opening fire at an army of police officers.

Hollow Graves shifts genres with newest track ‘Tequila Sunrise’

Toronto post-punk rockers Hollow Graves emerge from the darkness with “Tequila Sunrise,” the first single from their most fully realized project to date. The song sees the band shifts the balance from their post-punk origins to a more melodic indie rock sound.

Black Ink River Premiere ‘Sulphur Sky’ Video

Black Ink River is back with a hard hitting rock tune that’s a bit faster and more straight forward than the last single release “NO NO NO”. Sulphur Sky is the second single from the upcoming album due to be released later this year. The band says that this song is a shout out to all the crazy ultra religious people out there and also an encouragement to live your life free of chains. The music video for this song is played out as a parody of the revival movement.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Black Ink River – “Sulphur Sky”

Brandon Hutcheson Shines On Pop Gem, “Don’t Say”

Rising pop sensation Brandon Hutcheson has released his new single, “Don’t Say.” The euphonious pop gem is guaranteed to leave you with a pleasant earworm. Despite the song’s upbeat melody, it’s rooted in the evergreen theme of heartache.

Diamond Shake releases video for “Great New Meaning” via imPRESSED

“‘Great New Meaning’ is about hitting rock bottom and asking for help,” Hitchens tells imPRESSED’s Dawn Jones. For years, I was out of control and had no direction, and had driven myself into a pretty deep hole… I started to look into everything I was doing, and the reasons why I was doing it. It also forced me to reevaluate who I had become, what I was doing, and who I trusted. For the first time, I felt that I had at least begun to take the first steps in the right direction.”

Diamond Shake Elaborates on His New Single and Music Video “Great New Meaning”

Future Twin – Track: We’re Here

Future Twin is the moniker for generative musician and multi-media artist Jean Jeanie aka Sara Jean Yaste. She is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and dancer. She describes her sound as avant pop. Deli Magazine calls it “soul-gayz.”

Her songs and voice seem to stop time, bend it, transport us to when and where you feel music creates insurrection. Where love matters like nothing else. A time when gender doesn’t come packaged with pain. A place beyond cynicism where visions of the apocalypse are replaced by the politics of the imagination.

Elect a Clown and Get a Circus: Greg Hoy & The Boys Release “Leaving While You Stay” Single/Video

Leaving While You Stay, the new single/video from California dreamers Greg Hoy and the Boys is now available on Spotify, YouTube and all the major services. The band is thrilled to be able to offer this little piece of summer ear candy to help stave off the live music hunger pains we are all experiencing.


Long Beach’s own Giveon has stolen the hearts of R&B fans everywhere to start the year, and with today’s release of the music video for the acoustic version of “Vanish,” it’s clear he doesn’t intend on letting up. The original “Vanish” track appears on Take Time, the singer-songwriter’s well-received introductory EP, which is now streaming via Epic Records.

Ithaca/Los Angeles based trio Jimkata – Entitled “Wanna Go”

Jimkata are a three-piece anthemic, synth-washed, electro-rock band based out of Ithaca and Los Angeles. With a triumph of swirling analog synths, infectious pop hooks and candid lyrics, Jimkata have built a distinct sound which has been resonating with listeners across the country.

Emma Kern “Love Me” | Skope Magazine

Rising L.A. pop artist EMMA KERN will be releasing her debut EP, 80 Fenway, featuring her new single, “Love Me” tomorrow, July 10th. Emma worked with Charlie Bryce Wallace (Ben Platt “Everything I Did To Get To You”) and Sissy Smith on all 6 tracks. Emma’s debut singles pulled in over 1 million global streams. Check them out on her SPOTIFY page.

Avatar share dark new single “Colossus” from ‘Hunter Gatherer’

As AVATAR steps closer to the highly-anticipated release of their eighth full-length, Hunter Gatherer, the band has delighted fans once again with the debut of their third single from the record, “Colossus”. Unsettling electronic instrumentation sets the tone as Johannes Eckerström provides the introduction to the track, from which the band bursts into chugging guitar lines, eerie verses and soaring choruses – culminating in one of the most dynamic tracks on the album.


Scan the press on soul-groove outfit Dirty Streets and you’ll see numerous references to rock, soul, and dirty-blooze touchstones like the Faces, Humble Pie, Otis Redding, CCR and more. Spin Dirty Streets’ records and you’ll hear all of those echoes, plus others—some jazz timing, some acoustic balladry. But by and large, what you’ll hear is a raw, rowdy blend of Motown, Stax and rock—the pure American blood-beat moving through the heart of Memphis groove.

SONG PREMIERE: Dirty Streets Exude 70s Rock and Roll Bravado with Bluesy Take on Otis Redding’s “Tell The Truth”

Violet Night Shares “evergreen,” Premiering on Substream Magazine

The band shares: “‘evergreen’ was lyrically inspired by the title of the film “The Place Beyond The Pines” and the mental imagery it painted for songwriter Connor Pohl, albeit he has never seen it.”

PREMIERE: Violet Night share music video for “evergreen”


Spirit Music Group, one of the world’s leading global independent music publishing companies, has signed a publishing deal with R&B singer/songwriter, David Lyn.

David Lyn is the younger brother of Grammy award-winning producer IzyBeats (Koffee, Jorja Smith, Lila Iké). The Jamaican-American Miami native just released his debut single “Can’t Breathe,” produced by Neri Beats, off his upcoming EP set to drop this Summer. After a year of collaborating with established music creatives across the USA and UK, David has become a heavily sought-after songwriter and skillfully contributed to Koffee’s “W” featuring Gunna.

Une nouvelle vidéo disponibles de Terreur Nocturne

TERREUR NOCTURNE est un duo de rap québécois composé de Mc Phylis (Mc Phylis et Maxime Robin, Arvida Crew) et du BeatMaker-rapper Max T ( Trunk 25, Token of Hate).