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Omen44 originally from Kobe/Japan, evolved into a seasoned and respected Hip Hop artist since claiming NY as home and placing his stake in the music scene. The quick buzz and notoriety from his music resulted in shared global stages and collaborations with the likes of such heavyweights as Sadat X, Craig G, Large Professor and more. 44 offers fans a lengthy catalog of albums, mixtapes, and EP’s all of which incorporate a mixture of sounds and beats from Jazz to Funk over his lyrical imagery.
J. Grave Unveils New Single and EP Release Details Ahead of Listen To Womxn: Pacific Northwest Takeover
Women That Rock and Illumin Records are teaming up to present LISTEN TO WOMXN FEST!, a digital music festival for women and gender non conforming artists. For artists, this is a paid performance opportunity amidst a time in which live performances (and their income stream) have come to a halt. The upcoming digital music festival will focus on bands from the North West like Maita, Amenta Abioto, Tres Leches, and J. Graves. More info on Listen To Womxn: Pacific Northwest Takeover can be found here.
Harrisburg, PA based Heavy Rock band ETERNAL FREQUENCY has released the official music video for their new single, “Parasite.” Directed by Eric DiCarlo, the single was produced by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland of Atrium Audio.
STEVEN A. CLARK RELEASES NEW SINGLE “I WISH”
The world has changed a lot since the release of Clark’s introspective third LP, ‘Hypervigilant’ in late 2019. The global pandemic has affected virtually every country in the world, forcing millions into quarantine and isolation for months on end. As grim of a reality that humanity is facing together, there lies a silver lining; a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to put a pause on life. An opportunity to sit with ourselves, to introspect and search for what is really important in this life. That is exactly what Steven A. Clark is doing with his new single “I Wish” – a lofi alternative R&B number in which Clark reflects on his past relationship with his family and his insecurities that surround that, shining a light of awareness on past pain in an effort to finally move past it. The beat holds an elegantly simple drum machine beat throughout, supported by nostalgia-inducing, chorused out strummed guitar chords. The song hits like the first breath of fresh air after wearing a mask all day, serving as a reminder that the key to sanity in this unpredictable and ever changing world that we live in is to find pleasure in the little things.
For Skope: Timmo Hendriks & Romeo Blanco bring festival season to listeners’ homes with “For Your Love”. Out now on Protocol
Timmo Hendriks has teamed up with Belgian DJ and producer Romeo Blanco for their new single “For Your Love” on Protocol Recordings. The two artists deliver a stunning display of their heritage with the track’s big room progressive style, which begins with soulful vocals over a subtly cinematic opening. Hendriks and Blanco deftly guide “For Your Love” into a drop that stars a classic big room, bouncy bassline, and euphoric melodies. Although the global pandemic derailed festival season this year, you can pretend you’re at the main stage of your favorite event by pressing play on “For Your Love.”
Jake Winstrom Announces LP, Shares Single “Come to Texas She Said”
Jake Winstrom is a singer-songwriter you won’t mistake for anyone else. His sweet, sandpapery tenor has stymied rock club sound engineers for more than a decade. But with the release of his second solo album, Circles, the Tennessee-tunesmith-turned-Brooklynite has finally put out a collection of songs as unique and inviting as his voice.
New Music From Kali Uchis & Rico Nasty “Aquí Yo Mando” Out Now On EMI/Interscope Records
The big day is here! North Carolina’s L’Orange & Solemn Brigham have released their sophomore group LP Marlowe 2. The record surprised us here by debuting at #1 on iTunes UK Hiphop Charts and smashing into the Top 20 in the USA. The excitement from the last record continues as L’Orange turns in elite level production and Solemn Brigham steps up with a level of penmanship and a lyrical game that puts him in the top echelon of MCs. Their unique blend of quick-fire vocals and dusty breakbeats continue as the Marlowe legacy grows
Indie pop duo AFTYN have announced the upcoming release of their new LP “Minutia,” out on all digital platforms August 21st. Led by the lead single “Baby,” “Minutia” is a simplistic and intimate 10-track collection. A testament to members’ Guinnevere Philipp and Chris Maher’s musical connection, “Minutia” is incredibly soothing, reaching into personal experiences and nostalgia.
The road to Golden Shoals has been a long, fruitful journey for Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski. The duo has toured on foot—gig to gig with backpacks and instrument cases—for weeks at a time; called Asheville, Boston, California, and New Jersey home; and lived in various moving vehicles on the road for the past seven years under different names and incarnations. After all of that, their new self-titled record, Golden Shoals, represents a fresh start for Alvey and Kilianski; one that is more inclusive of the inspirations they’ve taken in since beginning their musical journey.
Their first release, “Parachute,” was promptly deemed one of “6 Songs You Need to Hear” by Consequence of Sound. Then came “A Thousand Years,” which Glide Magazine described as “a beautifully restrained meditation on stillness and clarity.” Most recently, the band released “Fall Before the Climb” which American Pancake called a “beautiful sweeping song,” and 1883 Magazine included on their 1883 Campfire Playlist.
DUA LIPA & THE BLESSED MADONNA REMIX ALBUM CLUB FUTURE NOSTALGIA
Club Future Nostalgia is a stellar collection of brand-new remixes and features from an incredible roll call of superstars, underground heroes and some of the world’s finest dance music talent. The album has been curated and also mixed into a continuous mixtape format by The Blessed Madonna. Marea Stamper aka The Blessed Madonna is a Kentucky-born, Chicago-adopted and now London-based DJ and producer who has become one of the most celebrated names in global club culture.
*New Single Alert* Roc Nation & JESSENIA debuts “PHOENIX”
Multi-talented, singer/songwriter, actress and influencer JESSENIA, returns to the music scene as one of the newest music sensations in 2020 with the announcement of a new deal with Equity Distribution – an independent music distribution company under the umbrella of the iconic Roc Nation.
Miami artist Fiin returns to Ultra Records with “Still In The Storm,” his next single on the label in collaboration with Argentinian duo Brigado Crew and British singer Jinadu. Fiin’s underground influenced style manifests in deep, driving basslines formed from a classic “four on the floor” rhythm. “Still In The Storm” is the kind of track that is right at home in dark basement clubs or intimate techno festival stages. Haunting vocals from Jinadu and shaker-infused melodies bring an otherworldly element to “Still In The Storm,” making this dark progressive gem with depth a sophisticated production. Fiin previously released on Ultra Records multiple times, including his debut single on the label “Calling Out” also with Jinadu, while Brigado Crew has released on Stil vor Talent, Diynamic, Katermukke, and more.
NE-YO + JEREMIH UNVEIL OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “U 2 LUV”
NE-YO, who is now in his fourth season as a judge on NBC’s “World of Dance,” performed the National Anthem at last week’s Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA game. In his career to date, he has sold a cumulative 20+ million adjusted albums worldwide. The Motown Records/Compound Entertainment recording artist has won three GRAMMY awards and been honored with a total of 14 nominations. His first single, 2005’s “So Sick,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified quadruple Platinum. Since then, he has racked up a collection of hit singles – including “Sexy Love,” “Closer,” “Because of You,” “Miss Independent” and “Push Back” featuring Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don. Three of his albums have entered SoundScan’s Top Current Albums chart at No. 1.
Demie Cao Releases New Music Video for “RARI”
Demie Cao made her USA debut with her single Yung. Which debuted on the Spotify New Music Friday lists: NMF Indonesia, NMF Malaysia, NMF Singapore, NMF Philippines, NMF Thailand, NMF Vietnam, 新歌快遞 (NMF Taiwan), 新歌熱播 (NMF Hong Kong).
Just last month, she was featured on Ones to Watch and Hello Asia! for her single “SAGE” which was both released in English and Mandarin.
New Music From Machine Gun Kelly & blackbear “my ex’s best friend” Out Now On Bad Boy/Interscope Records
Two days after releasing his song “concert for aliens”, Machine Gun Kelly doubles up and releases his guitar-tinged track “my ex’s best friend” featuring singer/songwriter/producer blackbear. Here, MGK and blackbear gloomily ruminate about a messy entanglement with their exes’ closest confidant. Instead of wallowing in depression, the Ohio titan finds solace in his ex-lover’s best friend to rediscover love. “my ex’s best friend” continues MGK’s summer reign in the music space, as he readies his fifth studio album Tickets to my Downfall, executive produced by rock luminary Travis Barker.
Watch Full Music Video ‘Calmer Waters’ by Buffalo, New York, Music Artist Kenny Runaways
Kenny Runaways Is a new music artist making his own waves with his newest single ‘Calmer Waters’. The Buffalo, New York Native is one of the most active new artist to look out for on the music scene. Download his single and get it in your rotation.
Erin Kirby’s Soulful New Single “Half in Love” (out 7.24)
Atlanta, GA – Blending heartfelt, soul-tinged lyrics with dance-infused pop, Kirby creates music that explores the full intensity of human emotions. Kirby’s powerful vocals have landed her recognition as a John Maxwell Rising Star and as Jezebel Magazine’s songwriter of the year; soon after, she made it in the American Idol Top 60. Kirby was a top three contestant on Showtime at the Apollo with Steve Harvey, and she has also made appearances in All Access, Talent Magazine, and Sounds Like Nashville. Though Kirby has international aspirations, her heart lies in Atlanta, where she regularly volunteers her talent to local non profit organizations.
Swiss alternative indie/folk/pop songwriter Claudio Bagnato shared new single “The Shower”
Former member of the Swiss rock/metal bands Poison Heidi and Silver Dust, Claudio Bagnato just officially launched its solo indie/pop/folk project under its own name and unveiled a first single called “The Shower” on video and streaming through the main legal platforms.
Artist: DmoCobb – Track: Shake It
Based out of San Marcos/Austin Texas area – Demarcus “Dmo” Cobb is a Houston native with a lengthy history of music: Self-taught on the piano, guitar, and bass is middle school and playing in bands throughout high school. After getting his first controller in 2011, Cobb fell in love with the art of mixing and has not looked back. DmoCobb has been fortunate in his journey as a songwriter, and music producer without any major label support. Garnering the attention of some of his idols in the underground scene when his first single “Show Me Luv Riddim” with Luny P (Wild Out) premiered to over 100 countries on Beats1 radio. “That’s when I realized I had to potential to be up there one of the greats but I needed to become a better producer first.” Now, after taking time to re-focus during COVID outbreak and quarantine – DmoCobb is back and better than ever :)
New Music: Max Fry and Lhasa Petik release heartbreaking single “Take It Slow”
US producer Max Fry follows up Majestic Casual released “Passage” with another poignant new offering in “Take It Slow”.
A collaboration with Canadian artist Lhasa Petik, the new single boasts a catchy vocal melody which floats over ukulele chords, until heavy 808s make an entry which perfectly juxtaposes the delicate plucking of the intro.