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Low Float shares uptempo groove-driven track “Debt” today!

After realizing he wasn’t cut out for music school, Gabe O’Brien-Szczesniak dropped out and created his first album. He’s now releasing his debut under the moniker Low Float.


During this time of reflection when the majority of the world is at a stand still, Jamaican musical pioneer Protoje ignites all senses on his most layered project to date. Today August 28th, 2020, he returns with In Search Of Lost Time, his fifth studio album and first for RCA Records in a partnership with his label and artist management company In.Digg.Nation Collective facilitated through Six Course.

The conscious artist, dubbed a leader of the “reggae revival” movement, colors outside the lines for a cinematic, ethereal, multi-genre LP. Protoje executive produced the entire album and co-produced five out of the ten tracks. Hip hop and reggae have always heavily influenced his sound, but he raises the bar by merging these two worlds with a variety of key players on both sides.


Hinging on airy keys, claps, and a dreamy backbeat, his stirring falsetto hovers above the production. It builds towards an instantly chantable hook, “Glock and a forty, and I got it on.” Meanwhile, the visualizer brings the track to life in vivid fashion.

Critically Acclaimed Steven Keene Releases New Single “Them & Us” TODAY

Addressing human conflict on a wider scale, “Them & Us” touches on social divisiveness encompassing race, nationality, political affiliation and religious denomination. Undeniably attuned to our society’s current psychosomatic ills, Keene articulates with thought-provoking musical expression leaving the window open for independent interpretation.

Paul van Dyk Unveils 10th Studio Album: Guiding Light

Trance icon Paul van Dyk has today released the 10th studio album of his illustrious career: Guiding Light, a 14-track LP out in full today on his label VANDIT Records.

Paul has released a handful of singles over the past year to preface the album; all of which allude to the sonic adventure that listeners will embark over the course of the LP’s 14 tracks. In November 2019, PvD released “Parallel Dimension”, a collaboration with Canadian producer Elated. PvD followed up with Duality (premiered on Billboard in February), then First Contact in March, and most recently he released the album’s title single: Guiding Light featuring gorgeous vocals from long-time collaborator Sue McLaren.

new Run the Jewels vid ft. 2 Chainz

Run The Jewels, the duo of El-P and Killer Mike, have shared a new video for “Out of Sight (feat. 2 Chainz)” from their acclaimed new album RTJ4. Directed by Ninian Doff, who previously helmed the duo’s “Love Again” video from RTJ2 (which premiered at Coachella 2015), it stars the cast (and characters) from his new Amazon Original movie Get Duked!, and features music from Run the Jewels. The film tells the tale of four teens whose idyllic camping trip in the Scottish Highlands becomes a fight for survival when they become the target of deranged hunters. Run the Jewels, in search of a video for their brilliant collaboration with 2 Chainz, brought the idea to Doff as a way to promote both projects, who took it beyond anything they imagined.

For Skope: Fafaq & RebMoe’s underground house vibes and spoken words on “Off The Walls” out now on CYB3RPVNK

Fafaq returns to R3HAB’s CYB3RPVNK with his second release after a four-year hiatus, teaming up with Norwegian vocal artist RebMoe for “Off The Walls.” If you’re looking for a fresh and funky house record that’s ready for a good time, Fafaq has you covered. “Off The Walls” delivers a grungy tech-house-inspired bassline complete with strong kick drums and percussive synths, while RebMoe’s spoken-word style, poetic vocals with off-beat lyrics make for the perfect complement. This is the type of song to play when you want the party to come alive! “Off The Walls” follows Fafaq’s June’s release “I Want That House” with Fake Jake & Saga Bloom. Norwegian RebMoe is known for her spoken word-style rapping/singing and previously showcased it when working with Tiësto & 7 Skies on “My Frequency,” Coucheron, and Jonas Aden, to name a few.


The accompanying cinematic visual notably marks the directorial debut of three-time GRAMMY® Award winner Anderson .Paak and features cameos from the esteemed group The Free Nationals and R&B singer/songwriters Ambré and Kirby.

The video premieres today on BET Soul and also on YouTube with an exclusive fan chat.

About the song, India commented, ” ‘Movin’ On’ is the magic that happens when you get your dream producer D’Mile and dream collaborator Anderson .Paak on the same track! It’s good energy all around, which helps to anchor the message of moving away from a toxic situation into a space that feels GOOD.”


Out today 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. Featuring remixers handpicked by The Blessed Madonna, the mixtape also includes classic house and pop samples woven into the mix. 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.

KennyHoopla Teams Up With Grandson For New Version of “lost cause//”

Trailblazing alternative artist KennyHoopla releases today a new version of his single, “lost cause//” featuring Canadian-American singer, Grandson, who reimagined the pulsating track with his own brand-new production elements.

Of his collaboration with KennyHoopla, Grandson said: “I’m very, very excited about the present and future of alternative music, and the responsibility we take on in showing kids the way, through the honesty and vulnerability we let out in the music. Kenny’s next up. I’m happy he gave me the assist on this one.”

Spencer Barnett Drops Live Video for “48 Hours in Paris”

On his new single, Barnett shares, “’48 Hours in Paris’ chronicles my first experience in the City of Light. The feeling of being in an incredible place for the first time is like no other. With this song I tried to capture that moment, to grab a hold of that feeling again.”

The Next Great American Novelist share new single + video “It’s Been You”

Brooklyn-based indie rock band, The Next Great American Novelist (aka NGAN), share their new single, “It’s Been You,” from their forthcoming, sophomore record, Careless Moon, due out October 2, 2020. The Deli NYC calls their music “nerd rock-inflected” and compares NGAN to both Queen and Weezer. BTR Today says the band “blends dreamy, melodic indie rock with hints of sun-kissed pop in a way that feels somewhat more West Coast than Brooklyn in a super refreshing way.”


Blue Öyster Cult will return with a mammoth new studio album “The Symbol Remains“ on October 9, 2020. Coming nearly two decades after the release of their last studio album, “Curse of the Hidden Mirror,” the album showcases a band who hasn’t been slowed by the time passed, but simply unphased by it. “The Symbol Remains” is one of the band’s most spirited, diverse, and inspired releases to date.

SALT CATHEDRAL – A Second Chance *isolation mix* OUT NOW

Salt Cathedral released their new song “A Second Chance” *isolation mix*, as part of their forthcoming album CARISMA Reimagined *in isolation*. The new mixes are re-interpretations based on pure abstractions of what Salt Cathedral have been currently feeling, giving the songs a chance to be something else, a chance to grow; giving CARISMA the opportunity to also be something else. The re-imagination is Salt Cathedral’s way to make this happen.”The reality is, we can’t replicate the experience of live reinterpretation but what we can do is reinterpret the songs reacting to isolation; to COVID19, to the injustices, to the awakening and manifestations – all the things that have come to be in these strange strange 2020 times.” – Salt Cathedral

Indie Synth-Pop Heart of Gold Drops ‘Gold’ EP

“Once we had finished tracking the last part of the last single during the recording process for this EP, we knew we had a solid collection of songs to be released together as a whole,” shares Michael McGough, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of both Heart of Gold and rock-band Being As An Ocean. “The first single “Over Yourself’ was our ‘re-welcoming’ to the world – ‘See Through’ was the message of personal experience, where the time in between had been spent, and ‘Midnight In Miami’ was paying homage to the original sound that inspired this project to begin with. The next and final single from GOLD, ‘Left Town’ is the marriage of wearing your heart on your sleeve, but poking fun at yourself along the way. Saying ‘yeah that really hurt having to go through that but hey i’ll have a cool story to tell’. – That’s the whole lyrical message across the board with GOLD.’

Young Lyric “Busy Right Now” Feat. Slim Jxmmi New Single!

Fever Queen – ‘The World of Fever Queen’

Fever Queen is the music and moods of Chicago-based songwriter Eleanor Rose Lee. On her debut album, The World of Fever Queen, Lee conjures up stark, psychy sounds and knockout melodies that cohere into a singular, one-woman vision of love, dreams, and hesitations.

Journaling her entire life, Lee sees music as an extension of a larger project. The World of Fever Queen is a document of her life traveling and working across America. Mid-century melodies draw upon Lee’s childhood singing in choirs in the Midwest. Sparse instrumentation evokes cold nights of getting weird in Chicago’s DIY scene. The album’s surfy wash taps into the bleached energy Lee found in her days farming in Hawaii and cutting hair in California. Torch songs, like “Love Last,” are set in America’s burnt-out husk, along dark highways and desolate lakeshores. Layered vocals and two cover interludes—Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry” and Lee Hazlewood’s “For One Moment”—ratchet up the atmosphere even further.

Suburban Living Share ‘How to Be Human’ LP, Album Out Now Via Egghunt Records, Purchase Limited Edition Vinyl On Bandcamp Now

Today, Philadelphia-based dream pop band Suburban Living share their new album, How to Be Human, via Egghunt Records (purchase vinyl here). The record presents the band’s interpretations and meld of various strains and influences, both preceding and following the Disintegration-era, which the band gives clear nods to throughout the duration of the LP. The band balances the mainstream synth pop sound with goth rock, shoegaze and post-punk tendencies, toeing the line that Smith paved the way for artists to follow, with the monumental release in ’89. The lush and dreamy journey via Suburban Living’s version of dream pop and it’s range, offering highs and lows, the dark and the light and a journey through sounds that are familiar, yet novel on HTBH. Suburban Living’s How to Be Human is out now on all platforms, and available for purchase on vinyl on Bandcamp.

Folk Rock/Indie Artist Austin Archer Announces Stunning New Single via Broken 8 Records

Archer released his first collection of music at the age of 20 while living in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was in Utah that he originally developed his skills as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, working with music partner Chris Bjornn and releasing music under the name “Us Thieves”. In 2017, the duo started an electronic music project under the name “BOSS TV”, and Archer created a side project with drummer Whit Hertford called “Natural History”.


A musician’s whose influences span hard rock, psych, garage rock, and energetic pop, Andrew Gabbard has long been a force on the Southwestern Ohio music scene. Working with Thee Shams, The Buffalo Killers, and currently as The Gabbard Brothers with his brother Zach, Andrew is truly a prolific artist covering a wide range. The Buffalo Killers caught the attention of Dan Auerbach who produced their debut LP and Andrew is currently part of the touring band for The Black Keys. Now joining forces with another Ohio establishment, Colemine Records, Andrew hopes to hone his sound and grow his reach. His first single as Andrew Gabbard, “Cloud Of Smoke” out via Karma Chief Records, is a mix of hazy pop infused with alt-country vibes that feels part Neil Young, part Wilco, and part Flaming Lips all at the same time.

SAYGRACE Releases “Feel Good”- Watch The Video Now

Last week, SAYGRACE released a new version of “Boys Ain’t Shit” featuring Flo Milli. Flo Milli joins the list of powerful young female artists including Tate McRae, Audrey Mika and Becky G who collaborated previously with SAYGRACE on versions of the hit single.

King Von Reports Live From the Justice System in “How It Go” Video Single

Making waves with his gritty delivery and tight storytelling, King Von is one of Chicago’s brightest rising stars. Applying his eye for detail and engaging story to an issue larger than himself, King Von shares “How It Go,” a reflective anthem. With a widescreen instrumental from Von’s constant collaborator Chopsquad DJ, “How It Go” is breathlessly intense, running through Von’s inner monologue as he vividly explains what life is like on the inside, and examines the impossible choices that land people in prison in the first place: “So what you gon’ do?/You gon’ rob or gon’ shoot?/You gon’ trap, you gon’ crack?/You gon’ win you gon’ lose?,” rhymes Von, “The D.A. on yo ass, you f*ck one time and yo ass goin’ back.”

JOSS FAVELA anuncia el lanzamiento de su nuevo sencillo “YA NO QUIERO ANDAR CONTIGO”

El multi-premiado cantautor sinaloense Joss Favela estrena su nueva canción y video musical “Ya No Quiero Andar Contigo”, el primer sencillo de lo que será su próximo álbum discográfico titulado Llegando al Rancho.

Joss Favela exclama “Ya No Quiero Andar Contigo” de una manera muy especial, con su singular estilo que incluye los sonidos característicos de la banda sinaloense, en un tema de su propia autoría.


This song is more so about a feeling than an actual experience. We made it super quickly in my bedroom in LA. The sky was beautiful, there was a subtle ocean breeze and I think we just wanted to capture how young and careless that moment felt. It’s one of those things that isn’t super tangible, but it’s a feeling you want to hold onto. I guess this was me holding on to it. – London (X Lovers)

NADA ROBOT – Entitled “GOT IT GOOD” – Icona Pop Meets Chaka Khan

NADA ROBOT was founded by husband/wife team Addam & Mia Farmer, shortly followed by the addition of brothers Heath & Austin Farmer. Having grown up backstage at Beach Boys concerts, the Farmer brothers gained an affinity for musical innovation at a very early age. Their other band Island Apollo experienced great alternative rock success, and now the Farmer family embarks on a new journey to push the boundaries of music yet again. Mia Farmer lived in Hong Kong performing at various high profile musical productions and brings an emotive voice and powerful presence to NADA ROBOT. The musical collective is greatly influenced by Talking Heads, The Beach Boys, Muse, & Daft Punk.


“Since our formation, Ashrr’s sound has been in a constant state of flux as we continually draw inspiration from the creative forces that surround us. Our musical journey led us to a style that explores elements of sound from across the spectrum of rock, from adrenaline fueled post-punk and brooding dark wave to futuristic analog synth and primal guitar driven rock, with all roads leading to our new single “WAVES.” – ASHRR

Ashrr Premiere Video for New Song “WAVES”: Stream

Ohio Rockers MOLLO RILLA Reveal First Single, “Night Fang,” from Sophomore Album

“Night Fang,” the first single from Ohio-based rockers MOLLO RILLA’s sophomore album, Viva El Camino, is available today via all major digital music providers.

“‘Night Fang’ is call to arms for all those wild ones…ones who want to do a little werewolf hunting,” says vocalist/guitarist Marco Ciofani.

Macka B & Ted Ganung Announce New Song/Video: “Stop It, Idiot Ting”

“Stop It, Hold on a minute, Idiot Thing, Let’s dun with the argument and let Jah love shine within.”

Nuff families, relationships and communities mash up over Idiot Tings, but Macka B reminds us we can Stop It through overstanding and creating space for mental clarity.

Macka B, one of Britain’s most influential Dancehall toasters has spent a career spreading conscious messages through music to inspire multiple generations of listeners worldwide.

Out Today: AaRON ft. Jean-Claude Van Damme

AaRON’s new album Anatomy of Light — due out September 18 — is a fantasy adventure soundtrack. One where electronics reign supreme, vintage synths lay on top of drum machines from another century and classical arrangements are combined with retro-futuristic accents.

Darkwave-Goth Pop Artist THRILLSVILLE Reveals New Single, “The Fever”

Los Angeles darkwave goth-pop artist THRILLSVILLE has just released the follow-up to their “Lockdown” single, “The Fever.”

“The Fever” was inspired by an original Twilight Zone episode of the same name. It’s a song about how obsession and addiction can make one descend into madness as a result of never being fulfilled by the object of the obsession.


Never one to hold back, acclaimed singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow releases fiercely outspoken new song “In The End,” which sees the artist taking aim at the political and corporate systems in America. Co-written by longtime collaborator Jeff Trott, the song examines an embattled President and a country facing their biggest moral dilemma.

Sheryl Crow Fires Off Spirited, Rocking New Song ‘In The End’