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SCRAFTY – Track: Fade Out

SCRAFTY, whose real name is Lucas Schraft, began his musical career at the young age of three with classical piano lessons. Since 2009, the Dortmund native has been collecting new fans as a resident DJ and at various House and EDM festivals.

In addition to his local appearances, Germany-wide bookings are no longer a rarity. For example the Big City Beats WORLD CLUB DOME, various Farbgefühle Festivals, Holi Festival of Colour or the Ruhr In Love Festival are among his references. SCRAFTY can also boast international appearances, such as at the Duport Pool Club in Egypt.

Introducing HelloooTV: Production Company Connecting Artists & Fans Through Virtual Concerts

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to freeze the global live music industry, innovative production company Hellooo TV recently launched with a mission to connect artists and fans through virtual concerts. Using multiple HD cameras and three-dimensional immersive audio, viewers have access to high quality live music from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Much like late night talk and comedy shows, the concerts are pre-recorded, then mixed, edited and streamed each Friday at 9:00 PM Eastern Time. Please see below for a list of upcoming concerts.

Jaye Bartell announces new album, Kokomo, and shares first single “Permission To Pass”

Today Jaye Bartell announces his fourth official full-length, Kokomo, which will be released August 14.

Nick Faber presents The Lost Highway Tapes – ‘Soon You’ll Be Mine’ – out July 24th on Fabyl

Hickory-smoked beats hitching six strings to the highway, ‘Soon You’ll Be Mine’ is Nick Faber taking his rocky twang across the funk and soul outback, with tall, dark and handsome vocals looking for that pot of gold at the end of the asphalt rainbow. The toothpick-sharp, goodtime groove, the latest from ‘The Lost Highway Tapes’ LP, comes off the back of the prophetic ‘Sensational’, lauded as “a wicked jam!” by Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ Uncle Frank, and “bold, raw and stomping” by Backseat Mafia.

L.A. Duo Mines Falls To Release Self-Titled “Glacial Pop” Album September 18

It didn’t take a pandemic reaching American shores for brothers Carson and Erik Lund of Mines Falls to hone the art of self-reliance. Written and tracked through the fall and winter of 2018, their self-titled sophomore album, like Nepenthe (2018) before it, emerges from extensive and experimental sessions—carved out between long work days and film shoots—in the home studio they’ve developed together over the better part of a decade. Skirting the sonic expectations of a history of music forged in garages and bedrooms, however, Mines Falls instead summons up a dense and layered soundscape, equal parts warm chamber pop and eerie downtempo, with Carson Lund’s commanding voice a constant presence throughout.

Nadia Vaeh Releases “RiSE” Lyric Video

“RiSE” is an upbeat and positive song about slowing down and being in the present moment due to the fast-paced environment surrounding our society. For the release of this song, Vaeh has aligned herself with the ‘Love Has No Labels’ campaign and will be donating proceeds of the single to the Human Rights Campaign. “I wrote ‘RiSE’ in hopes of helping to bridge or repair some of the gaps and barriers between our one human race,” she explains. “When I found ‘Love Has No Labels’, I immediately felt a connection with the organization and their message to the world.”

Gabriel Garzón-Montano Announces New Album + Video Agüita

Gabriel Garzón-Montano is pleased to announce his new album, Agüita, out October 2nd on Jagjaguwar in association with Stones Throw, and today shares the album’s title track and accompanying video directed by Art Camp. Agüita, his first release for Jagjaguwar, follows 2017’s Jardin, Garzón-Montano’s acclaimed debut full-length melding classical and folkloric instruments with R&B, hip-hop, and cumbia, and 2014’s Bishouné: Alma Del Huila, the critically-lauded, self-produced EP that put Garzón-Montano on the map, its tracks serving as sample fodder for a handful of popular music’s most iconic artists.

YaSi Releases “Again, Again I” Video

Iranian-American artist YaSi is Denver’s firecracker. With a live show that has placed her in Denver’s biggest stages like Pepsi Center, Mission Ballroom, and Red Rocks, to later impress audiences on iyla’s 16-date Flowers tour as well as spots on Raja Kumari’s Karma Kills tour, she knows what an audience wants.


Today, emerging songwriter Gracie Abrams shares her highly awaited debut project, minor. A stunning showcase for her nuanced lyricism and mesmerizing vocals, the seven-song project features Abrams’s acclaimed singles “21,” “I miss you, I’m sorry,” and “Long Sleeves.” minor is available now via Interscope Records at all digital retailers –

Jel’low – Track: Celebrate

Washington, DC, July 1st, 2020 Magnetic Entertainment — Emerging pop-Hip-Hop (King of Disco pop) artist,, JEL’LOW released his debut single, “Celebrate” today on iTunes and all streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music, as well as Amazon and Google Play. Mixed Genre (Pop, Disco, Innovative) the bright and fresh Year round (especially Summer) song was written and Produced by JEL’LOW and co-produced and Written by ALTON Wokie Stewart of Epic Records and Multi-Platinum Award Winning Producer.

Electronic Act VEXILLARY Examines Surveillance Culture With New EP

New York electronic artist VEXILLARY examines a culture based on surveillance with their new EP, SurViolence. The video for the single, “Maritime Panic” was directed by Reza Seirafi, edited by Svitlana Zhytnia and features visuals by Luqman Ashaari.

VALLEY Release New Visualizer For “nevermind”

The new single, which was released last week, represents the first glimpse of new music from the band since the release of their debut LP MAYBE in September of 2019. The pop-leaning banger juxtaposes vivid lyrical imagery that addresses feeling idle with synth-drenched hooks, built to spiral around headphones. VALLEY have always raised their voice to remind fans that they’re not alone during dark times. As the band maneuver their own growth, they can be found candidly speaking openly about finding positives in life developments and working through mental health issues.

IDLES share video for new single “A Hymn”

Today, IDLES have shared a new song “A Hymn” – the emotional centrepiece off the Bristol band’s forthcoming LP, ‘Ultra Mono’ (out Sept 25th via Partisan). The accompanying music video features the band driving with their parents through their hometown streets to the shops, providing a grey window into suburban English life that matches the song’s heavyhearted churn. Listen/watch below, and feel free to share:

The Only Ocean share “Watch It Fall,” an atmospheric alternative rock track on Side Hustle Records

Recorded with Jonathan DeBaun (The Mars Volta, Antemasque, Le Butcherettes), “Watch It Fall” is an upbeat song with lyrics of anything but. The lyrics revolve around the main idea of the struggles we as humans have inside our own head. Not understanding what or who we are and not wanting to be yourself. It’s the feeling of being afraid to be in your shoes and wanting to become someone else to fit in. It’s the feeling of hiding and being afraid of your truest form and willing to be someone else in front of loved ones and strangers. The feeling of constantly putting on an act or show and then losing yourself whilst doing so.

Trevor Daniel & Selena Gomez Release “Past Life” Music Video!

After much teasing on social media, the year’s newest pop duo favorite Trevor Daniel and Selena Gomez have released the official music video for “Past Life.” The video was directed by GRAMMY-nominated pair Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia and produced by Iconoclast. Trevor and Selena recorded the footage themselves — under quarantine — and the incredibly production team built upon the photos using CGI to create a one of a kind surrealist experience for fans.

Big B & Felons Club Release new album and video for San Felipe Blues

Big B has released the debut album from his outlaw group The Felons Club entitled “Welcome To The Club” across all digital platforms today. The album features Big B teaming with producer Michael Bradford (Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker) to put a unique stamp on the classic outlaw sound mixing elements of country, rock, and Americana. The album also features guest appearances by Everlast, who co-wrote and sang on “Forget You”, and Doug Benson from Cash’d Out, who channels the spirit of Johnny Cash on both “Down” and “San Felipe Blues”.

Alt Rock Artist, Rob Clores of SPLIT SECOND MELTDOWN, Releases New Single and Announces Debut EP

Split Second Meltdown is the brainchild of NYC based keyboardist and composer, Rob Clores, who has spent the better part of his career performing and recording with a host of well known artists including Jesse Malin (D-Generation), The Black Crowes, Colin Hay (Men at Work) and Alejandro Escovedo, among many others.


Ohio-bred pop-rockers, PUBLIC, invaded speakers everywhere just in time for summer with their infectious track, “Honey In The Summer,” and today release a colorful brand-new video to coincide.

Euphoric vibes are no chore for PUBLIC who are undeniably the masters of feel-good tracks. Their new song is loaded with summer goodness and a catchy chorus that exudes a chilled-out vibe – “Top down, sunshine. Party of one inside my ride. Solo kinda guy, all I got is 4-wheel drive. Highway, date night, record from 1979. Right turn, green light ‘long as I got my ride or die.” This breezy laid-back track is guaranteed to put you in a good mood, making it the quintessential summer jam.

Chladny Shares “Can You See It On My Face?” Single/Music Video

Chladny is a folk-rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Evan Chladny. He grew up in Ajax, ON, where his father worked as a producer, operating a music studio out of his basement. Soon after relocating to Toronto, Chladny teamed up with Luge members Cam Fraser and Tobias Hart, as well as Stephen Pitman from Tallies to form his band. Chladny’s song writing comes from a folk-rock tradition, but can sometimes feel rough and seemingly post-punk.

Tommy Siegel (of Jukebox the Ghost) announces debut solo album, shares “Dog Down”

Also a cartoonist, the album was forged in tandem with Siegel’s personal challenge to draw a comic every day for 500 days, the results of which gained an international following of hundreds of thousands across social media, including shout outs from cultural juggernauts like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ringo Starr, as well as fans across the music continuum (Noname, Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear, Tre Cool of Green Day, Young the Giant, The New Pornographers). Siegel will release a collection of cartoons and essays titled “I Hope This Helps” this October via Andrews McMeel. See more of his cartoon work HERE.

Luke Combs makes Billboard Top Country Albums chart history

ACM, CMA and CMT Award-winning artist Luke Combs makes history once again this week as the first artist ever to have their first two studio albums spend 25 weeks or more at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—breaking Taylor Swift’s previously held record at 24 weeks. The achievement comes as his acclaimed global #1 record, What You See Is What You Get, once again tops the chart this week, while his 2017 debut, This One’s For You, has spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at #1—tying the record for the longest reign atop the chart with Shania Twain’s Come On Over in 1997.

Luke Combs makes Billboard Top Country Albums chart history

Vwillz Follows Up Critically Acclaimed EP With New Visual For “Take Me Home”

Fast rising star and Colorado native Vwillz has been on absolute tear the last couple months. Having released his debut EP in May, which was met with critical acclaim, a couple weeks ago he followed up another stellar EP with “Before The Storm – Day”.


Summer getting a little too hot for you? Well, French Montana just uncovered the music video for his latest single “Cold” featuring Tory Lanez today.