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NEW MUSIC RELEASE: ICON Presents “Mente Dañá”

The most relevant producer duo currently in the urban industry joins forces with important exponents of the genre in a single that shows why ICON’s sound is cutting edge in today’s commercial music.

Entitled ‘Mente Dañá’, the single that Rolo, Jowan, Feid and Lyanno present to us is loaded with elements that fuses Puerto Rican and Colombian sounds that give it a different touch from the production and with the signature of the voices of artists like Feid and Lyanno.

ASHS Drops New Track “My Ex”

Pulling back the curtain, Juno award nominated, multi-platinum selling artist Alyssa Reid reveals her identity and artistic versatility. ASHS was created as an exploration into a new sonic territory. Over the past few years, the 26-year-old artist has been honing her craft; becoming the go-to songwriter for artists like bülow (“Not A Love Song”) and Virginia to Vegas (“Selfish”), now recasting her signature smoky vocals to form the foundation of her most ambitious project to date.

Chicago’s Phor Releases “Get Up” Today, New Project 7.31

Chicago rapper Phor released his new single “Get Up” today. The accompanying visuals feature a chiseled Phor donning Gucci and counting money, while the track’s opening verse offers motivation and inspiration to fans with the lyrics: I used to get in to trouble, nowadays my vision is tunnel, I’m tryna triple and double, ’till it don’t fit in the duffle.

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


In speaking about the track, Dove says: “It’s a song about being independent and being good on your own, but being drawn to that one person because you belong together and you can’t help yourself. That love that is so magnetic that everything and everyone else disappears.”

New > Bekah CC > “SIGH” single > on Bone Soda

Hailing from rural Shutesbury, Massachusetts, 22-year-old Bekah CC is the new whip-smart bubble trap star you need to know about in 2020.

Her debut single “No Change” was released on the London-based Record Label & Creative Studio Bone Soda- the label that discovered the world beating slowthai.

Joshua Speers debuts “Get What You Need” today, Summerland EP out 9/18

Summerland continues the themes Speers began to develop on Human Now: “heartbreak, who am I and where am I going, things falling apart,” but approaches them from new angles. “The title is both a place and a timeframe,” he says. “A real and physical destination but also a more abstract window of time and season of feelings. In my mind it’s a small town carnival – you go to escape and be happy but if you start to look closer you can see all the grit and pain. Summerland is optimism just barely holding off a breakdown.”

GUNNA Releases “Dollaz On My Head Video”

Today, Grammy nominated, multi-platinum rap superstar & “The King of Drip” Gunna releases the highly-anticipated WUNNA Deluxe Album— LISTEN HERE! The Deluxe Album includes 8 new tracks with features from Future, Lil Uzi Vert, and Yak Gotti. Paired with the album release is the visual for “Dollaz On My Head” featuring Young Thug –

The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Come All Ye Faithful” from eagerly awaited new album ‘Made Of Rain’

TODAY – The Psychedelic Furs are proud to share a new music video for their song “Come All Ye Faithful,” from their highly anticipated new album, Made Of Rain, to be released through Cooking Vinyl on Friday, 31st July. “Come All Ye Faithful” is the fourth track to be released, alongside “No-One,” “Don’t Believe” and “You’ll Be Mine.” The video, is shot entirely in black and white and directed by Imogen Harrison, who says “It has been a total pleasure to work with a band of such acclaimed success and experience and Richard has been completely trusting in my ideas from the very beginning and collaborating with him to create visuals for the Furs is an honor!” Richard Butler of The Psychedelic Furs told Rolling Stone, “‘Come All Ye Faithful’ is a bit about looking for redemption in faith and riches, questioning if either are of any true value and whether redemption is ultimately necessary at all.”

PLAGUE YEARS: Revolver Premieres “Incantation” Video From Michigan Crossover Death Thrash Unit

Michigan-based crossover death thrashers PLAGUE YEARS today unveil their official new video for “Incantation.” Now playing at Revolver, the track comes by way of the band’s punishing Circle Of Darkness full-length now set for release on September 18th via Entertainment One (“eOne”).


“Featuring the alluring vocal presence of Glowie, her stunning toplines drive the track to pure serenity leaving very little to be desired. Together, they deliver an intoxicating house anthem that is simply riddled with catchy melodies and addictive basslines.” –CULTR

Thomas Csorba Releases New Song “Heartache After Heartache”

“The idea of perpetual heartache sounds like a dismal way of looking at the world, but it’s honest, isn’t it? This song is about facing that reality head on,” says Thomas. “I’ll be getting married in a few short weeks, and I’ve begun to understand this reality in practice. Love isn’t a pretty, hot pink endeavor. It’s walking arm in arm together into the uncertainties of this world. Our commitment to each other is not that we’d be perfect in our love for one another, but that we’d always walk alongside each other in the inevitable times of heartache.”

Speaker Face – ‘Phosphorescence’ Our first drop in 4 years!

“Phosphorescence” is a complicated love song for the west coast of Canada: British Columbia.

We feel so welcomed by the land and connected to the nature where Trent grew up, but recognize that many people were displaced to allow our presence.


Today, CamelPhat have shared the ARTBAT remix of their latest hit “Hypercolour” featuring Foals front man Yannis Philippakis. This is the first offering in a series of remixes for the track rolling out over the next few weeks.


Today, multi-platinum selling Chicago artist/rapper/songwriter Calboy releases his Long Live The Kings Deluxe via Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. He also shares the visual to new track “Holy Water” which appears on the project.


Today, U.K. indie band The Loft Club released “Heard Her Say,” the lead focus track from their debut album, Dreaming The Impossible. With its driving guitars and infectious three-part melodies, the song embraces life’s paradoxes and intrinsic beauty. American Songwriter, which premiered the track, said, “Energetically arranged, and harmoniously lit in its sha-la-las, ‘Heard Her Say’ is a necessary jolt everyone needs right now. Get up. Get out, and experience life—no matter what is going on out there. Lyrically, any uncertainty and fear is weaved into something wholly uplifting, leaving off on a universal message to enjoy the ‘ride’ of life and take in its beauty as much as possible.“

The Loft Club Channel Something Higher on “Heard Her Say”

Takuya Kuroda Releases “Change” Single/Video

First Word Records is extremely proud to welcome aboard Takuya Kuroda.

A highly-respected trumpeter born in Kobe, Japan, Takuya is a forward-thinking musician that has developed a unique hybrid sound, blending soulful jazz, funk, post-bop, fusion and hip hop music.

After following the footsteps of his trombonist brother playing in big bands, he relocated to New York to study jazz & contemporary music at The New School in Union Square; a course he graduated from in the mid-noughties. It was here that Takuya met vocalist José James, with whom he worked on the ‘Blackmagic’ and ‘No Beginning No End’ projects.

Don’t Sleep (featuring Dave Smalley) Release New Video “No Other Way.

East Coast hardcore mainstays DON’T SLEEP are giving fans another taste of their upcoming album with “No Other Way,” a furiously speeding assault from their full album debut, Turn The Tide, due out September 4th via Mission Two Entertainment. The song was produced by Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today, Rival Schools and Quicksand).

Iconic J-Pop Band ARASHI: Rami produced “IN THE SUMMER” single

Pop sensation ARASHI are Japan’s biggest J-pop band, dominating the scene for over two decades and breaking records across the board. In 2019, the iconic group’s 5×20 All the Best!! 1999-2019, became the best-selling album of the year globally—putting them in the top spot over BTS and Taylor Swift. The career-spanning compilation album, which celebrates the quintet’s 20th anniversary, sold a record-breaking 3.3 million copies globally.

Neck Deep Drops Highly Anticipated Fourth Studio Album ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’

Moreover, ADAI marks an epiphany of true self-belief for its creators: “Everyone wants to be seen as good at what they do, as creative, interesting, ambitious,” front man Ben Barlow shares. “That’s what we wanted, for people to see that we are more than just some guys in a band. We truly lived and breathed this album, and wove unique perspectives, storytelling, and ideas into its fabric. We have crafted a sound that is ours, it is totally, unapologetically Neck Deep.”


Today the world sees WHIPPED CREAM bring electronic music into mainstream speakers with her release of “I Won’t Let You Fall” feat. Finn Askew, alongside the announcement that her debut EP “WHO IS WHIPPED CREAM” will be released on 8/21 . “I Won’t Let You Fall”, a hauntingly beautiful song about trying to trust someone you love, crosses the old WHIPPED CREAM with the new, combining her cinematic sound and genre-blending production technique with Finn Askew’s unique vocal tone, resulting in a certified banger from the very first beat.

The Gina Furtado Project releases video for “The Things I Saw”

“The Things I Saw” — produced by Thomm Jutz — is a unique blend of driving contemporary bluegrass and acoustic pop influences, and of personal memories with a universal spirit, exemplifying the evolution of today’s acoustic music scene through Furtado’s fresh, distinctive approach.

The Things I Saw video from The Gina Furtado Project

Lori McKenna’s new album “The Balladeer” out today

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Lori McKenna’s highly anticipated new album, The Balladeer, is out today on CN Records via Thirty Tigers.


Veterans of the St. Louis Americana music community, the three songwriters have led or supported some of the region’s best-known bands including Magnolia Summer, Half Knots, Nadine, Colonel Ford, Wagon and Waterloo. However, Cave States marks their first collaborate partnership.

THE GHOST OF HELAGS – Release electrifying single: ‘Parallel’ – Listen

As the duo readied a new demo part-inspired by the iconic 90s “Big Beat” sound last year, it would be upon catching a phenomenal open-air gig by The Chemical Brothers in the South of France that would prove the fitting catalyst to finishing it with gusto. As Teresa remembers:

“We were in a studio in Antibes on the French Riviera working on new material, where one night we happened to stumble upon an open air concert in a park in Juan les Pins from The Chemical Brothers. It was super inspiring watching these two gentlemen showing everybody how it’s done. So inspiring, that we went straight back to the studio, right after the gig, and started messing about with the loop that eventually turned into ‘Parallel.'”

Ron Gallo Announces LP Via Flood, Shares “WUNDAY” Video, ‘PEACEMEAL’ LP Out October 9th

Ron Gallo has returned with the announcement of his upcoming LP, PEACEMEAL Via Flood. With the album announcement came the release of his latest video, “WUNDAY.” “It’s an introvert summertime party jam celebrating alone time and isolation, but then after too much solo time starting to go crazy.,” he shares of the track. “I think I wanted this song to sound like Will Smith’s outfits in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, blending the jazz chords with an old-school boom-bap beat. A very simple, sort of stupid, feel good song.”

Ron Gallo Announces New LP “PEACEMEAL,” Shares Video for “WUNDAY (CRAZY AFTER DARK)”

Former AWOLNATION Member Dave Amezcua’s New Project ZIMINY Releases Synth Pop Single “Summer Nights”

“To start things off, I wanted to introduce something that feels old and new at the same time,” Dave explains. “There’s a clear 80’s formula found in ‘Summer Nights,’ however I hope the take away is that of a fresh perspective. I was inspired by Stranger Things. You feel like you’ve been transported to the 80’s, but at the same time you also know it’s 2020. It’s just works, and you love it. That was my approach with ‘Summer Nights.’ However the Love Language LP covers many different textures, feelings and attitudes. My inspirations are varied so I wanted to bring them all together in one place. I’m very eager to share this music with the world.”


It’s been about five years since Lost Frequencies took the world by storm with ‘Are You With Me’, his unique take on the original version of American county singer Easton Corbin. Since then, the Belgian DJ, producer and label owner has been nothing short of a dance music superstar, churning out massive hits whilst seeing his streaming numbers run into the billions. And today, he traces back to the point where it all began and reconnects with Easton Corbin for their long-anticipated follow-up collab: ‘One More Night’.

Justin Wells Releases New Single “No Time For A Broken Heart” // New Album ‘The United State’ Out 8/28

Kentucky-based singer/songwriter Justin Wells released today his new single “No Time For A Broken Heart” off his forthcoming album The United State. Along with the accompanying video, directed by Casey Pierce, “No Time For A Broken Heart” recalls the playful country funk of The Band’s “Cripple Creek” as it celebrates the freedom of youth.

Justin Wells Shows Dedication to His Craft on New Single, “No Time For a Broken Heart”