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NEW PROJECT // Jasmin Tadjiky (TĀLĀ) launches “LIL YAMAHA”

With her lilac fur, pink claws and feisty production skills, legendary London producer Jasmin Tadijiky is today respawned as Lil Yahama. Reclaiming the teddy bear narrative for herself, don’t let her plushy appearance fool you, she’s bringing hard beats and an even harder flow on her taster track “BOSS¥”.

The Allergies & Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling) – ‘I Just Got That Feeling’

Off the back of the inescapably addictive funk rattle ‘n’ romp ‘Felony’, The Allergies are out to provide the soundtrack to your summer with ‘Say the Word’. The Bristol duo of Rackabeat and DJ Moneyshot continue their patent blend of fat laced hip-hop and funk for the hip bone, ready and waiting to tear the ring pull off so the party can flood out.


It should be well known by now that Switzerland is fertile ground for outstanding metal bands. It is hard to imagine this Swiss scene without Crown Of Glory. The band has been quite active in the scene for years and has made a name for itself and a huge fan base by means of countless concerts in their home country, Germany, Spain and Italy – among many other big names such as Alice Cooper, Five Finger Death Punch, H.E.A.T or Hammerfall.

… and not to forget: the band regularly travels to their concerts with their own tour bus full of fans!

Artist: Babystud – Track: The Glock Walk

Babystud born Malek Ibrahim comes from a long line of smart and hard workers. He Babystud works hard on his craft and is self-taught to play Arabic instruments suck as the doumbek, the Arabic violin, and the riq. Babystud does not produce his own beats and does not handles his own engineering. But on the other hand, Babystud does write and sing along to his own lyrics. Babystud grew up with his 3 older brothers and 1 oldest sister rapping as they tested each other’s abilities to enhance their own skills. According to Babystud “he is the youngest of 4 children and the stud.”

Retaliate Of Anger – “Relic” : Machine Man Records

With lyrical themes inspired and influenced by the works of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series;H.P. Lovecraft, Salem, Cryptids, The Paranormal and the Funcom Secret World online MMORPG game–Retaliate Of Anger is not your typical glitch / EBM electronic project.

Conceived in 2016, Retaliate Of Anger was born during a personal and professional lull in creator Josh Lamison’s life.”Final Echo” is the result of those intimate struggles.

Artist: Kaylee Patterson – Track: Other Side

Kaylee Patterson has always prided herself on her uniqueness- it is no surprise that her musical style follows in this same vein. She started writing songs and using music as a coping mechanism during a 6-year long toxic relationship. Well-versed in heartbreak, Montreal-based artist Kaylee Patterson brings a new sound to the industry, one that blends contemporary pop with a plethora of other influences, such as elements from the works of Lana Del Rey, Leonard Cohen and Alexandra Savior. Her music is at once a cry for help and an indication that love doesn’t have to end in pain.


Los Angeles, CA – Legendary proto-punk guitar heroes, James Williamson & Deniz Tek, have joined forces for a brand new, odds-defying studio album, Two To One, set to be released September 18 by Cleopatra Records. An inductee into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, Williamson was the guitarist and co-songwriter for one of the most iconic and influential albums of all-time, Iggy & The Stooges Raw Power, while Tek launched and occupied the same role for what became Australia’s ground zero for the punk movement with his band, the revered Radio Birdman. The album features 11 all-new original compositions highlighted by the first single “Stable” and the explosive lead-off track “Jet Pack Nightmare.”

DEATHCRAEFT – “Spreading lies”

Deathcraeft is a thrash/death metal band from Greece. It was formed in 2017 by guitarist kostas Kalampokas who, after attending Berklee College of Music, created a recording studio business in his hometown, Ioannina. After producing albums for various bands he brought together Giannis Chionidis (drummer of the progressive death band Echidna) and Nikonas Tsolakos on vocals and they recorded the debut album of Deathcraeft called “On Human Devolution”. It is a concept album based on

Wailing Souls Warn of the “Shark Attack!”

Granny used to tell me that the message is in the music, and Granny was right. The new single from Wailing Souls, “Shark Attack,” features Alborosie and delivers the message (again) loud and clear.

Taken from the Wailing Souls’ Back A Yard album (August 28, 2020), produced by Alborosie, “Shark Attack” updates the Souls’ 1992 hit reggae recording, originally a commentary on capitalist exploitation and the ‘new world order’ phrase buzzing at the time.

ANTI-MORTEM Release Lyric Video For New Single “Old Washita”

US hard rock band, ANTI-MORTEM, have released a lyric video for the new single “Old Washita”. The song was recorded by Bob Marlette (Alice Cooper, Texas Hippie Coalition, Black Stone Cherry). Lyric video by RMG.

Artist: Cuzzin Rando – Track: Privilege Lifestyle

Cuzzin Rando is a rapper based in San Francisco, CA.

The artist has always had a raw natural talent for music and over the years has honed his craft. Now, Cuzzin Rando is an established act with a variety of releases to his name and fans on an international level.

Artist: Simmo – Track: Higher

Shoreditch, East London, is the home of music producer Simmo. Impossible not to hear multiple genres in a day; be it deep house in a coffee shop, funk and disco in a bar, breaks blasting from a trendy store, or techno shaking the walls of a club. It is this variety that serves as the starting block for most of his productions.


Mysterious newcomer Montana Sharp has today announced her breathtaking debut single Greenhouse, a theatrical pop ballad about the lengths humans will go to protect themselves, even if it ends up hurting even more in the long run, out July 30. It’s a fascinating song and a wild debut – one which is accompanied by a showstopping film clip, directed by Majella Productions (Mo’Ju, Ecca Vandal, Birdz). The clip sees Montana riding around on an endless carousel, cloaked in luscious red and gold, and watched on by spectators.


In a time when streaming has made decades of music history instantly available, how does an artist craft songs that feel both modern and reflective of the influential talents that paved the way before them? Amy Winehouse did it. Adele too. And Rihanna dabbles. Now the spellbinding Elise LeGrow explores those contrasts in her own inimitable fashion with her new single ‘Evan’, which similarly blends apparently disparate elements into a more powerful whole.

Lil Xxel drops music video for his viral debut single ‘LMK’

Garnering over 20 million likes on Tik Tok in only two months, the catchy track has become the internet’s new obsession. The music video for “LMK” is every bit as fun as the song itself. The video follows Lil Xxel and his friends through a day full of schoolroom shenanigans, a talent show, and a lively pool party. Xxel credits the inspiration behind the track to his girlfriend, who is featured as the video’s star. Other special guests in the video include Xxel’s siblings, who make an appearance at the end of the video. The video is an overall good time, providing a colourful visual for the vibrant track.

James Chatburn Shares ‘Jewellery and Gold’ Single from Debut LP

Having recently released his ‘In My House’ single which received praise from NME and COMPLEX, Berlin based Australian soul singer, songwriter and producer James Chatburn is back with the ‘Jewellery and Gold’ single, taken from his upcoming debut album ‘Faible’ – out July 31st.

MANT & Kevin Knapp ‘Kick It’ [Repopulate Mars]

UK DJ and producer duo MANT have formed a transatlantic allegiance with US dance music favourite Kevin Knapp on new single ‘Kick It’, which came out over the weekend via Repopulate Mars.

A high-energy tech number, ‘Kick It’ pairs a deep, dirty bassline with hypnotic, spoken word vocals – a club-ready sound that’s destined to soundtrack countless post-lockdown terrace parties. It will also feature on MANT’s three-track EP of the same name, out later this year.


17 year old rising singer-songwriter Anna Sofia continues to build buzz around her name with the reveal of sophomore EP, Broken Perfection. Lead by stand out focus track Don’t Play Pretend, the EP is another glimpse into the stunning ability of Anna Sofia, a newcomer just as comfortable creating gorgeous sparse indie in Either Way and blissed out pop in Happy For You. Working with long time collaborator Jeff Hazin and Frank Dukes (Drake, Taylor Swift), Anna Sofia has been earmarked as one to watch, with support coming from the likes of Wonderland, Complex, American Songwriter, IDOLATOR and more. Broken Perfection is an exciting glimpse into what comes next for Anna Sofia.

The Vaccines keyboardist Timothy Lanham announces debut EP

T Truman today (3/8/20) announces the release of his debut EP ‘Born To Be Right’ out September 25th. Along with the EP announcement, today he releases his second single “Rock ‘n’ Roll” – a timeless spiralling ode to a bygone era.

The solo project and alter ego of the Vaccines’ keyboardist Timothy Lanham, he describes T Truman as his very own writing scapegoat. Channelling piano-pop heroes such as Todd Rundgren and Elton John, T Truman neatly bridges the gap between 70’s pop rock and modern indie, uniting irresistible pop songwriting with playfully ostentatious orchestration.


The new visual is a powerful statement from the young artist and stars Lola alongside a brave and diverse collection of womxn laid bare as they boldly reclaim the female form. ‘Woman’ is Lola’s ode to women everywhere, a song about female empowerment but also the struggles and hardships women face because of their gender and how society judges them based on entrenched stereotypical roles.

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Atlanta native Germ reveals visuals for ‘7 Hunna Horses’

Slicing through distorted trap tracks with his razor sharp voice, Atlanta’s Germ is ready to level up. Molding his rhymes into a propulsive cadence, Germ shares “7 Hunna Horses,” his latest single. Produced by YAYGO, who tragically passed away earlier this year, “7 Hunna Horses” is a bass-heavy warning shot from Germ to the rest of the rap game–you can’t stop his shine, so get behind him or get out of the way: “7 hunna horses I be movin’/Get the f*ck up off me p*ssy n****, you gon’ lose it/You can see me movin’ way too fast, I’m in that spaceship/Bad b*tch wit me in the back, givin’ facelifts.” Arriving with a striking animé visualizer, animated by TRASH, depicting figures engaged in combat, the new single is the latest release from The Hijinx Tape, the G59 signee’s upcoming project.

Psychic Shakes shares steely new single “Suddenly” | EP out 9/25

On the track, Psychic Shakes’ Max McLellan details; “‘Suddenly’ talks about the outsider mentality of not wanting to be part of a society obsessed with social media. The way humans are now connected in an unnatural way is incredible, and there are many benefits to our newfound connectivity. But sharing, posting, and talking to people online is a weird liminal state that I don’t like being a part of, but in some ways it’s crucial to be part of the machine in order to stay relevant and in touch with people.”

Lindsey Lomis – Watch my new video for “Feel (Acoustic)”

My song “Feel,” is written about toxic friendships I had when I was younger. It describes the ups and downs of loving someone one day, then being treated terribly by them the next.