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16 Year Old Pop Artist Dušan Mitric’s single “Miss You”

Dušan Mitric is that kind of talented artist that once heard, he will be impossible to forget. Dušan, at the young age of 16, has already a voice that is both melodic and powerful, which wonderfully serves exceptional and very well crafted songs. There is no wonder that some of his inspirations are artists like Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, Eminem or Taylor Swift: musicians that master their territory as Dušan masters the notes he delivers in his intense pop. This skilled boy from Ottawa, is not new to the business as he started writing music at the age of fourteen, handing out countless pieces.

LAMENT CITYSCAPE (Oakland heavy industrial/sludgy post-metal): New EP

To observe the summer solstice, Heavy industrial artillery Lament Cityscape presents their new EP, The Pulsing Wet, on June 20. This EP serves as the second chapter of their conceptual EP trilogy. The New Wet, the first EP of this series, arrived earlier this year, and the ending segment of this sequence is scheduled to be released on this winter solstice. A single concept crosses into all three EPs, each EP representing a stage in transforming oneself into something new.

New EP ‘Ponderosa’ – indie-pop HATE DRUGS

Indie-pop band HATE DRUGS have just released their new EP, Ponderosa. Created in the snowy mountains of Sierra Nevadas, in a warm cabin within the evergreen trees, the group set out to invent a sound that culminated with the growth and perseverance of their friendship. The band, consisting of David Caploe, Josiah Caploe, Adrian Diaz, John Irwin IV, and Norman Lee, deliver four captivating tracks that perfectly capture their musical maturation.

THE MILWAUKEES Release “No Way Out”

Produced by Tom Beaujour whose unique multi-faceted rock ‘n’ roll resume includes record production, music journalism and performance (Nuthouse Recording, Nada Surf, Juliana Hatfield, Guided by Voices, Guitar World, Revolver, Guitar Aficionado, Witch Taint band member), “No Way Out” is a rock ‘n’ roll anthem that serves as the perfect reintroduction to The Milwaukees. It is an album full of stand-alone fist-in-the-air singles, honest songwriting and strong musicianship. THE CALLING places the New Jersey rock institution right alongside contemporaries The Hold Steady and The Gaslight Anthem, yet harkens back to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Replacements.

The Milwaukees Premiere “No Way Out,” First New Single In Nine Years

Daddy1 Says She’s “Pretty Pon Snap!”

Daddy1’s new single “Pretty Pon Snap” officially hits the streets on Friday July 10th, 2020, and in addition to his single, the artist is also releasing his EP entitled Bro Gad, at the same time.

One of the members of the 6ixx, Daddy1 created positive waves for himself with the release of some of his songs, notably “Custom,” “Anthem” and his anthem “Bro Gad.” The release of “Pretty Pon Snap” cements the rising stars appeal with the ladies.

N.Y.A. Lyrics “Mic Check” New Single!

Playya 1000 and The Deeksta “SUNSHINE AND DROP TOPS” feat. Krisheena Suarez and iamDES

Joka “KNOW ABOUT IT” New Single & Video!


Singer-songwriter supreme Rufus Wainwright announces the release of his long-awaited new album, Unfollow The Rules which arrives today via BMG.

Lute Releases New Song & Video “Life” On Dreamville/Interscope Records

“Sometimes life gets crazy. Sometimes I don’t know up from down.” For his latest single “Life,” Lute (Dreamville/Interscope Records) gifts his fans on his birthday. It’s a day of reflection as well as celebration as he faces the pressures from those around him including his daughter and mother, the rap game, and most importantly, himself.


On the track, an orchestral warbling chant rings out as she announces, “Here I am, lost in ‘Love Me Land’.” It flows right into a sexy bass line that reverberates under strings and her ecstatic falsetto before she urges, “Touch me in the way that you do, no matter who’s in the room, I see you sweating.” Co-written with the powerhouse team of Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels [Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa], the song integrates elements of discoball-ready Swedish pop into future-facing R&B.


“Five years ago, I sold all my things and gave up my apartment for a life on the road,” recalls Barns Courtney. “I made a family from strangers and a home in motels, and it’s honestly been the most terrifying and gratifying adventure I’ve ever experienced. Then the entire world went into lockdown.

Summer Walker Releases Life On Earth EP

R&B star Summer Walker (LVRN/Interscope Records) has just announced the release of her new EP, Life on Earth. The emotionally-charged five track project is an exciting treat for fans who have come to anticipate the singer’s impressive vocals and heartfelt lyricism. The EP opens and closes with solo tracks, “Let It Go” and “Deeper,” while the remaining cuts feature appearances by NO1-NOAH and PARTYNEXTDOOR. Summer recently invited fans to an exclusive RSVP-only listening event in advance of the EP’s release.


“I wrote this song when I was coming through one of the darkest periods of my life,” says Katy. “When I listen to it now, it’s a great reminder that I made it through. It’s three minutes of energizing hopefulness.”


With a knack for melody and the unshakable will to succeed, StaySolidRocky is one of rap’s most talented teenagers. Connecting with Lil Uzi Vert, the 19-year-old drops his highly anticipated follow up to certified gold hit “Party Girl” remix today via Columbia Records. A love-drunk anthem, “Party Girl” remix which has eclipsed to over 53.2 million views on YouTube, is anchored by a soaring verse from Lil Uzi Vert as they skate through the somber keys with IG caption-worthy lyrics. Listen to the new track –


The original track was released in April and has garnered over 8.7 million video and audio streams worldwide and has reached #15 on Alt Radio in the US and #2 in Canada. Billboard called REZZ and Grabbitz coming together “a match made in electronic heaven.”

Last week, REZZ received The JUNO Award for Electronic Album of the Year for her work on Beyond The Senses which was her first independent project released in 2019.


Emerging Florida rapper Skyxxx is readying the release of his major-label debut EP MADHOUSE on July 31 with his new single “14 Gramz” [feat. Valee]. The track’s hard-hitting base blends perfectly with Skyxxx’s raspy rhymes, while Valee’s bars complement the song’s trippy vibe. “14 Gramz” follows the release of Skyxxx’s title track “MADHOUSE,” which garnered press from HipHopDX, Urban Magazine, American Songwriter, and more.

New Album: Apollo Brown & Che’ Noir (feat. Skyzoo, Planet Asia, Black Thought)

Buffalo’s youngest new shining star Che’ Noir and Detroit’s legendary producer Apollo Brown released their new album As God Intended today. The record features legendary Roots crew rapper Black Thought, Skyzoo, Planet Asia and Ty Farris.

Spokane’s Sludge Gazers MERLOCK Debut ‘that which speaks…’ EP Released July 10th!

Formed as a traditional heavy metal band in 2017, MERLOCK quickly found themselves drawn to heavy, psychedelic depths. Their self-titled demo captured this original, mercurial aesthetic and was independently released in Spring 2018. The band then focused on touring and grinding shows out in the Pacific Northwest and their regional Spokane, Washington area. The more they played, the further the band moved away from their traditional heavy metal roots in search of something more luminous.

Nketoade, a song by FreeVibe out July 10th

Nketoade is a Ghanaian language (Twi) which literally means “The younger the better”. In this song, the rapper paints a picture of a young lady whom he has fallen in love with. With pure African and Afrobeat style, you can’t do anything but to dance to this song.

ICYMI: Vokodlok (RO) “Oracle’s Fury” @ Black Metal

Hearing the call of damnation, four rebellious spirits, GhiauR, Strigoi, Blestemat and Claudiu, influenced by unholy music, joined the dark forces to be a part of the underground and formed the band VOKODLOK in the beginning of year 2000. Soon after Freak took over the drums and the band released the demo “Unchain the Wolf”, which contains five tracks of aggressive Black Metal, inspired from the dark side of humanity and representing a hybrid between apocalyptic thoughts and soul tortures. The demo was released as MCD-gold by “Beauty of Pain” Productions (Romania) and as a split tape, along with “Bloody Harvest” (Germany) by “Axa Valaha” Prod. (Romania) and “Eclipse of Life Promulgation” Prod. (Germany).