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LISTEN: Damian Lazarus & Jem Cooke Release ‘Into The Sun’—off of ‘Flourish’ LP

Damian Lazarus’ forthcoming full length album, Flourish, continues to take shape with the release of its second single featuring vocalist Jem Cooke. ‘Into The Sun’ further explores the LP’s broken beat territories with a soulful sense of songwriting and cadence that carries it beyond the walls of clubland.

International Influencer JESSENIA, Premieres Music Video “PHOENIX”

Filmed in a scenic location in New York City, the official music video for “Phoenix” delivers a unique performance that shows a powerful symbolism of strength and renewal. With a fusion of Pop and R&B beats, the music video brings this story to life in a creative and innovative way using colorful wardrobe changes and alternating between locations. “I had a lot of fun during this project. This was a very creative process for me, and I loved sharing my vision with my director and the whole production team. The visuals that we created are amazing and I’m happy to share it with all my fans” expressed Jessenia.

Briston Maroney Returns With “Deep Sea Diver”

Canvasback Music recording artist Briston Maroney has announced the release of his new single “Deep Sea Diver,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen) and co-written with Dan Wilson (Adele, Phantogram, Leon Bridges) the track arrives alongside a companion video, directed by the Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s longtime visual collaborator Joey Brodnax –

Cumbia Siglo XXI, the new album from Bogota’s Meridian Brothers, is out now on Bongo Joe Records!

Meridian Brothers, the solo-project and live band of Columbian based Eblis Alvarez, have today announced their new album Cumbia Siglo XXI will be released August 21 via Bongo Joe Records. Along with the announcement they have shared lead single ‘Puya del Empresario’. A thrillingly unique blend of EDM ‘sidechain’ techniques and traditional Columbian cumbia, the track bursts into being with impossibly infectious and off-kilter rhythm, fuzzy synth lines and snatches of vocals.


On the release, Kevin Gates says, “Yes Lord…Amen!” The single follows Kevo Muney’s “4 A.M. Remix” featuring fellow Memphis rapper Jucee Froot and Kevin Gates’ most recent single, “Difficult.”

OUT TODAY: Julian Shah-Tayler ‘Evolution’ ft. MGT & The Sea At Midnight ‘We Share The Same Stars’

LA-Based Chicago-bred postpunk artist The Sea At Midnight has released the new single ‘We Share The Same Stars’, complete with intriguing new video.

Produced and mixed by Chris King of Cold Showers and with Brandon Pierce of Glaare contributing drums, this is a fresh taste of this artist’s eponymous debut album, due out later this year.

Wake The Sun Release “Tell Em All Again”

The band chose not to sit idle while immersed in the global pandemic, opting to utilize modern technology to collaborate while social distancing. The results capture the core nuances, energy and musicianship define the band’s sound. There is a notion of vintage renaissance in the music and imagery, while also exhibiting a young artist channeling a reawakening of the soulful music that moved and shook generations historically during times of crisis.

girlfriends (Travis Mills + Nick Gross) Release New Single “Eyes Wide Shut”

girlfriends, the pop-punk duo made up of Travis Mills (musical artist, Beats 1 Host, actor) and Nick Gross (Big Noise, Gross Labs, Find Your Grind), have released their new single “Eyes Wide Shut” today.


Australian indie-electronic duo BOO SEEKA share the second taste from their much anticipated sophomore album with the impactful and aptly titled “Days Get Better.”

The track sees the duo experiment with a darker, edgier style of pop whilst maintaining the unmistakable BOO SEEKA sound they’re known & loved for. Recorded on the Gold Coast with producer Matt Bartlem (Lastlings, Matt Corby), “Days Get Better” is a sonic testimony to 2020 that poses the question on everyone’s mind, “How long til’ the days get better?”

mxdwn PREMIERE: Boo Seeka Share Slick Indie Electronic Track “Days Get Better”


Today, Brooklyn rapper KJ Balla’s posthumous debut album, Resurrection is available everywhere via From Nothing Records/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. The video for album track, “Rags to Riches” which includes a compilation of photos of KJ’s life with family and friends over the standout album cut is also out now.

Manny Blu Releases New Song, “Old Money,” Out Today (8/21)

“‘Old Money’ is a song about true love and wanting it to last for a very long time,” said Manny, who approaches music with the same fearless spirit that set him on his original path as an MMA fighter.

Sepsiss Drops New Album ‘Almost 11’

On the making of their new album, Sepsiss says, “We tip our hats to the expanding pulsing universe. The album represents the shedding of the ego and commitment to each other in an honest evolving sense of self awareness and participation with totality. Almost 11 is a new way to present metal music.”

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Cole Releases ‘Earthquake’ EP

Today, singer-songwriter Courtney Cole is releasing her new 4-track EP, ‘Earthquake.’ Featuring three previously released singles — “New Eyes,” “Right Direction,” and “Spiritual” — and the brand new title track, “Earthquake,” the EP plays like a collection of sonic diary entries, chronicling Cole’s journey of self-discovery as she tackles what it means to find power and trust within oneself. Her rich vocals radiate with palpable emotion, shimmering atop the mellow, acoustic-leaning production. “It’s about choosing joy in the midst of pain and love in the midst of uncertainty,” Cole writes, “and finding out who you truly are in the process.”

TITA’ s Debut EP “Todo Es Mental” OUT NOW

Up-and-coming indie pop singer TITA has just released her anticipated debut EP “Todo Es Mental” (on Cosmica Artists). A mix of electro-pop, hip-hop, lo-fi, and indie rock, the EP is TITA’s first as a solo artist. With the help of her friend and producer Bumont (Walter Monterroso Beaumont), TITA composed, recorded, and mixed “Todo Es Mental” over several sessions. Each song addresses different topics such as loneliness, melancholy, anxiety, social discontent and love, but in the end, “they’re all about our state of mind and how we interpret life situations.”

Sheryl Crow ft. Willie Nelson “Lonely Alone” Music Video Out Now

“I wrote the song, Lonely Alone, with Willie in mind.” Says Crow. “It’s was written as kind of a barside cowboy noir with romantic Spanish inflections, but the song has taken on new meaning during these times. I hope people find the same comfort in this song that I have always found in Willie. I never feel closer to home than when I am singing with him – I know a lot of people feel the same way, even if they’re just singing along with him on the radio. I felt that this was the perfect song and the perfect sentiment to celebrate THREADS with.”

New EP from Johnny Ashby. ‘Entitled In Bloom’

Johnny Ashby is a British singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Ashby found a love for music through his Dad’s mixtapes. As a teen he played guitar in various bands and after leaving college, stepped into the session world. Deciding to move to California with nothing but a suitcase full of clothes, a guitar he built himself and dreams of playing the legendary Troubadour, the songwriter dove in head first and has not looked back since.


Losing none of the sensual emotion that makes the original so special, the Cerrone remix of “Let Me Go” sees the French artist channel the classic disco sound into something slick and modern. The track will feature on Duality Remixed, Duke’s forthcoming remix album, alongside recent remixes from the likes of Purple Disco Machine, Illyus & Barrientos, Tensnake and Franky Wah.

Prince William$ Aka P-Will “Survival” New Single

Young Lyric “First Things First” New Single

Indie Duo AFTYN Release LP “Minutia”

Followed by their latest single release “Sunday,” the album is beautifully personal to member Guinnevere Philipp, whose personal experiences over the last year inspired the lyrical content of “Minutia”. Playing a heaving hand into the album’s production, AFTYN have created a soothing and serene body of work, filled with sonic elements ranging from the 70’s to modern indie.

SixForty1 get lost in new summertime jam ‘Get Gone’

“Get Gone” is the newest single from breakout pop-country duo SixForty1. “Get Gone” is a summer jam that’ll make you want to hit the back road to put the mind and soul at ease. The duo continues to gain momentum and turn heads, all while having yet to release a full-length album.

SixForty1 Get Lost in New Summertime Jam ‘Get Gone’


“UNITED GIRLS ROCK’N’ROLL CLUB is a song that screams GIRL POWER!” the bands say. “You might be from different countries, different languages, but at the end of the day, the music speaks for itself. You can hear it, you can feel it! It’s that type of song! Take a listen!”

Indie folk-rock artist Shane Casey shares narrative album ‘Silver Star’

“While the recording process took about a year, the idea itself started a long time ago. I probably wrote “Oh Father” in my early twenties, along with “Mariana” and “Landslide”,” shared Casey. “At first, these songs were just ways to talk about how I felt towards the death of my own father and the distance it put between me and his side of the family. I wrote “Songbird” a couple years later on a balcony in Ocean City, Maryland; that’s where I had the idea to start taking these thoughts and fusing them into a character that was similar to me, but dealing with different circumstances. I remember sitting on the beach with my friends, excitedly brainstorming ideas about the different themes of the album and the story itself. It’s really come a long way since then.”

Madame Gandhi Releases Visions Remixed, Featuring Female Producers And DJs From Across The Globe

MADAME GANDHI today releases VISIONS REMIXED, a globally-sourced collection of remixes for the five tracks encompassing her 2019 critically-acclaimed Visions EP. Each of Madame Gandhi’s original tracks from her latest EP have been completely reimagined by a diverse group of female producers. With help from RIOBAMBA, DRIK BARBOSA & MC SOFFIA, SARAH FARINA, ARUSHI JAIN and JEIA, Visions Remixed covers a wide spectrum of dance music across the globe, imbuing the EP with everything from Moombahton to UK garage, from Afrobeat and Baile funk to techno. Percussive, warm and upbeat, the resulting EP repurposes Madame Gandhi’s original sound to create a distinct collection for dance or fitness communities and beyond –

Elohim returns with new single and video ‘I’m Lost’

Los Angeles artist, producer and songwriter Elohim returns with her epic and trippy new single ‘I’m Lost,’ accompanied with the equally mind-bending Chase O’Black-directed official music video out on Friday 21st August.