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NAPOLI VIOLENTA: Neapolitan crime syndicate’s grinders sign to Time To Kill Records

Southern Italian grinders NAPOLI VIOLENTA are proud to announce that they have signed a worldwide contract with Time To Kill Records, joining the label’s growing roster of premier talent.

NAPOLI VIOLENTA was born in the Neapolitan hinterland in 2018. Four old exponents of the Neapolitan metal/HC punk scene whose identity remains unknown and shrouded in silence started collaborating to conjure up the most dangerous kind of extreme music. The intent was immediately to merge Poliziottesco – a subgenre of crime and action films that emerged in Italy in the late 1960s – and Grindcore, two worlds, two revolutions that at first sight couldn’t be any more distant, but both renowned for being cynical, infamous and violent.

For Skope: Deniz Koyu returns to his signature big-room sound with Club Mix of “Next To You” [out now on Protocol]

Back in June, Deniz Koyu released the easy summertime anthem “Next To You,” and now he’s back to up the ante with the track’s official club mix. If the original was meant for listening to during breezy, poolside days with a cold drink in hand, the new club mix heats things up during balmy nights at beachside clubs while catching the eye of that attractive stranger. Koyu incorporates big, bouncy basslines with upbeat synths and some vocal distortion to the original’s emotive lyrics, introducing nighttime vibes to the carefree song. The original version of “Next To You” was the first of a two-part series, both of which tell a story in the same style of music, cover art and music video. Whenever Deniz puts out new sounds, the world stops and listens, and we are confident that there’s more fresh music coming from him very soon!

Video: Rah Swish – “Feel Like Pop”

Effortlessly projecting authority with his booming voice, Rah Swish was born to annihilate drill beats. Paying tribute to a fallen friend, the now-legendary Pop Smoke, Rah shares “Feel Like Pop,” his latest music video. Produced by H2O & Krucial, who add a sense of grandeur with wobbling bass and ethereal vocal samples, “Feel Like Pop” is a promise from Rah to the rest of the world that he’s willing and able to carry on the WOO legacy: “Move like the chop got boom in it (Yeah)/We on the spot, my Woos in it (Woah).” In the video, filmed on what would’ve been Pop’s 21st birthday, Rah and his crew rock WOO masks as they mob in the streets of Manhattan. “Feel Like Pop” is the latest video from WOO Forever, Rah’s new project.


Today, the prolific rapper and singer Trippie Redd debuts a music video for his single “Dreamer,” out now via 10K Projects. Originally released on his 21st birthday (June 18), “Dreamer” is the infectious rock track that follows up Trippie’s recent collaborations with PARTYNEXTDOOR and Juice WRLD. With an 80s inspired aesthetic, the music video for “Dreamer”, directed by Edward Allerton, shows Trippie Redd playing guitar, smoking, and dancing in bright, technicolor visuals.


GRAMMY® Award-winning singer / songwriter, actor, and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Corey Taylor has made an unprecedented debut with his first ever-solo material. This week, his single “Black Eyes Blue” “stands out as the number one most added song at Active Rock Radio, entering at #26 on the Mediabase / BDS charts and currently sitting at #16 on the building chart. This marks the highest debut at the format for Taylor, surpassing previous first week chart positions from both Slipknot and Stone Sour.


West Coast rapper/singer 24kGoldn has followed up with the video counterpart featuring himself and Iann Dior for their new song, “Mood.” In the fun new Sebastian Sdaigui directed music video, 24kGoldn and Iann Dior go back to back between vibrant scenes and melodic croons that help set the atmosphere.


STAY OVER Releases “IDKATL” Music Video

“One of my favorite movies of all time is Lords Of Dogtown,” says Stay Over. “The whole aesthetic of the movie and that time in the 90’s seemed real and raw and authentic. That’s what we wanted to get across for the video. The director Sid Singh really brought the whole vision to life and executed it exactly how it was in our heads. Its vulnerable and honest, like my music, which is my way of figuring out who I am. It’s my way of processing my emotions and exploring my real true honest feelings, but I also hope my music can make people feel a little less alone. By being honest, I think we can all open each other up. When we’re open, we see things differently. We see things as love and light.”

EYES: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Distance” Video By Twisted Danish Hardcore Act

Denmark’s eclectic collective Indisciplinarian has confirmed the September release of Underperformer, the debut LP by twisted hardcore quintet EYES. Preorders and more for the new album have been issued in conjunction with the premiere of a video for the album’s first single, “Distance,” hosted by Decibel Magazine.

Video Premiere: EYES – ‘Distance’

Artist Nick Lexingtonnew release, “Sad Beautiful Girl, August 2020”

Nick Lexington releases his new single “Sad Beautiful Girl” with music video on August 14, 2020.

It is a rock ballad with a melodious tune that lingers in the memory. This is rounded off by Nick’s charismatic voice, powerful drums, and virtuoso electric guitar. The track enthralls with exhilarating rhythm changes combined with a bluesy influence. A rousing finale is created by the dynamic and long ending final part with guitar solo and atmospheric vocals.

LP Gobbi gains 500,000 plays on Spotify with her biggest single yet “Meet Again”

LP Giobbi is disrupting dance music today – widely known for her bass-rattling house beats and electrifying live performances, the Los Angeles-based inspirational producer, DJ, label owner, curator, music director, feminist, entrepreneur and self-proclaimed “piano house queen” is quickly on the rise with her biggest single yet. Since first breaking onto the scene in 2018, she’s become one of the fastest-rising artists in dance music. Following a series of collaborative single releases in 2019 both Billboard Dance and Your EDM anointed her as an emerging artist to watch 2020. They were right on the mark.


Portland’s The Loyal Order have released their self-titled debut album via EMP Label Group/Von Artists/Bühner Media, featuring cover art from Melody Myers (Ellefson, Escape The Fate, Altitudes and Attitudes) available now on all digital outlets. The band has released a video for their second single “Hellfire”, released simultaneously with the album July 17th, which became Foundations #1 Greatest Gainer (with Metallica at #2). In week 2 it gained entrance into Billboard’s TOP 40 Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart and Foundation’s Top 50 in week 2 and continues to climb. The video currently sits at over 350,000 views.

X Li Releases Hot New Single “Race Car”

X Li is a rising Chinese rapper fresh on the scene in Toronto, and he’s been quickly growing his fanbase since he started releasing singles in early 2020. He has a true rockstar energy to him and he’s got that edgy, IDGAF attitude that brings his persona to life. His impressive Instagram following was one he built up by racing flashy luxury cars, and that’s the energy he’s bringing to this track. X Li’s first EP, Tiger, is dropping later this year so look out for that cause he’s about to pop off.


Music legend Billy Ocean is releasing another exceptional track, ‘We Gotta Find Love’, taken from the forthcoming album ‘One World’, which is released on 4th September through Sony Music. Listen to ‘We Gotta Find Love” here.

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver Doom Trio To Perform Lux Full-Length In Its Entirety Thursday August 6th Via Cvlt Nation Liv

Comments guitarist/vocalist Grant Netzorg, “Due to the prevailing plague winds, which continue to howl throughout 2020, we had to cancel our record release show back in May, when we’d planned to debut some new facets of our live set. However, we’re thrilled to get a chance to still reveal what we’d been working on via livestream when we perform our new album, Lux, in its entirety from The Armory in Denver. This studio has been professionally retrofitted for capturing live performances, and we will be unveiling darkly psychedelic visuals by the artist Jake Mulhern (a.k.a. Mothpowder Light Show) which will be projected against us during the performance. Using symbolic elements from each of the songs’ themes and lyrical content, Jake then created original, haunting aesthetics that pair wonderfully with our compositions. In order to commemorate this appearance — and disabuse myself of hoarder tendencies when it comes to squirrel-stashing the rare shit in our back-catalog — we will also be posting a number of unique items for sale on our Bandcamp page, including test pressings, one-off blockprint variants, and long-sold-out deluxe editions of our past releases. All proceeds will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.”

Jaxsta’s B2B Platform Jaxsta Pro Surpasses 50,000 Members

Jaxsta Limited (ASX: JXT), the world’s largest public-facing, dedicated database of official music credits, announced today that Jaxsta Pro, its B2B subscription platform devised specifically to help music industry professionals connect, create opportunities and enhance their careers, has surpassed 50,000 members.

Those members include songwriters, artists, engineers, and producers, as well as behind-the-scenes music industry professionals such as artist managers, record label representatives and industry association employees.

Murda Beatz Drops Video For New Single “Doors Unlocked” ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Polo G

New Music From Lil Mosey & Lunay “Top Gone” Out Now On Mogul Vision/Interscope Records

Lil Mosey (Mogul Vision/Interscope Records) keeps his foot on the gas with another summertime scorcher as the rap heavyweight joins forces with burgeoning Puerto Rican trap star Lunay for the slithery earworm “Top Gone.” Mosey’s sing-songy prowess gleams on his latest record, as he hopes to impress his lady friend with his expensive taste in cars and fast-paced demeanor. “Top Gone” also finds Mosey swimming in uncharted territory, as Lunay’s versatility opens doors for the Seattle high-riser in the Latin music space.

Squash 6iix Boss is on a ‘Different Rankin’

Trap-Dancehall King Squash has a new accolade to add to his success chest. Squash is now Reggae Gold … in the sense that his newest release, “Different Rankin” is included on the new compilation from VP Records.

Reggae Gold 2020 features the hottest songs on the Reggae and Dancehall landscape. The 6iix Boss adds his voice and talent to the project and makes it clear that he is on a different rankin.’ The fact of the matter is he celebrates life with expensive everything and he is not shy to let us hear. Squash sing-jays “stack it up pack it up this ah different rankin / pocket dem full ah Benjamin Franklin / money ah dih road / Lord forgive my sins / stankin rich / stankin rich / inna mih house me ah put ah elevator ….”

New Music From JAWNY “Sabotage” Out Now On Interscope Records

Today, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist JAWNY shares his bombastic new single “Sabotage.” Angsty yet anthemic, “Sabotage” is the first song released from JAWNY’s upcoming project For Abby, due out via Interscope Records later this year. “Sabotage” is available now at all digital retailers.

New Music: Dreamy piano for Australian artist Hugh Klein’s debut “Quand C’est Mou”

Melbourne artist Hugh Klein eases into the world on a cloud of delicate piano chords with debut single “Quand C’est Mou” (out via Lekker Collective). Directly translated to “When It’s Soft”, the track is a delicate, piano-led offering on the borderline of jazz and classical – offering a wonderful simplicity of melody and mood.

SG Lewis, Robyn and Channel Tres link up for huge new single ‘Impact’

Today sees songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist SG Lewis link up with legendary artists Robyn and Channel Tres for his brand new single ‘Impact’, out now via PMR/EMI Records. ‘Impact’ premiered last night as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 and is a summer smash in-waiting, with an addictive club-ready groove and mesmerising, euphoric vocals from Robyn and Channel Tres.

Scottish alt-pop band Liimo announce debut album ‘Volume 01

Having spent the last two years releasing a flurry of bright and euphoric alt-pop anthems, Edinburgh-based trio Liimo (meaning a little more) now look to compile their vibrant work to date with the release of their debut album ‘Volume 01’, out on August 21st through B-Unqiue Records.