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In her latest release, Raiche sends a message to those who are just all talk. The song, produced by the well-known Menardini “Bridgetown” Timothee (Mary J Blige, Beyonce, Trey Songz) and coproduced by araabMUZIK & Audio Anthem, is the first of soon to be released singles. Her upcoming album can best be described as her “Coming of Age” project and is an exploration of self-discovery, self-love and self-acceptance.

// NEW VIDEO // ‘Secret Ugly Baby’ – Dolls

This week they have released that EP digitally, plus reveal a video for latest single ‘Secret Ugly Baby’. Talking about the song, Jade explains “Secret Ugly Baby is your own anxiety, it’s born one day and evolves as you grow up. It’s not pretty and it’s not something that you always want to show to the world”. She goes on to talk about the video, explaining “The stop-motion video by Michael Foxwell is a fun play on the lyrics. Highlighting the pressures we have from social media and our constant desire to appear like we are ‘living our best lives’… whilst simultaneously falling over!”


Today we’re sharing visual for the brand new single from Ohio based brother duo Midge Robie. Outside of their location and their relationship to eachother, not much else is known about these two, but one things for certain – their West Coast inspired blend of pop and trap hits home.

On new single “Kylie”, the duo tell the story of a California girl who doesn’t take no for answer. There’s a tongue-in-cheek quality to the track, and the brothers infuse their sound with a distinct twang that recalls Post Malone, and adds a unique emotional depth to their pop culture laden references.

Moses Sumney & Blood Orange Inspired – New Single – Treasure – “Isolation”

Born in North West London, Treasure’s family relocated to the Countryside in the early 2000’s trading the busy city life for the suburban serenity, a feeling present throughout his catalogue. Inspired by the likes of Frank Ocean, Choker, HOMESHAKE, The Internet and D’Angelo, his laidback production and genre-merging tendencies provide a nostalgia based backdrop for his lush soulful harmonies. Treasure wears his emotions on his sleeve. He transverses his musical world with this heightened sense of vulnerability, creating a space where he and the listener can rest at ease with no fear of judgement.

Global Soundemic Safely Delivers FIRST Drive-Dance Party to California

Last Sunday marked an inaugural occasion for California as Global Soundemic presented residents with their FIRST drive-in dance party ever and first live DJ concert since March. The show was held at the state’s only social distancing concert and entertainment venue, “Concerts in Your Car,” at the Ventura County Fairgrounds and successfully delivered a safe haven for partygoers to enjoy live DJ sets for the first time since the pandemic forced venues to shutter in the Spring.

A-TRAK to headline launch of California’s First Drive-In Dance Party Series

Declan McKenna Shares Video For New Song “Rapture”

Today, Declan McKenna shares his lyric video for “Rapture” the new single off his album, Zeros –

New Video – Papa Rosko Announces Debut Album with New Video ‘Angel’

The self-titled album was recorded over the course of two and half years between studios in South Florida and Kingston, Jamaica. The results are an impressive album filled with original songs and a pair of country-reggae fusion covers featuring reggae and dancehall legends. The album kicks off with Papa Rosko’s take on the classic Johnny Cash song “Folsom Prison Blues,” featuring Toots Hibbert of Toots & the Maytals as special guest vocalist (Toots famously wrote his own prison song “54-46 That’s My Number,” which gets a shout out at the end of the song here.)

WizTheMc Releases Music Video for Recent Single “Lied”

Today, South African/German singer, songwriter, and rapper WizTheMc releases a music video for “Lied,” out now via 10K Projects/ Homemade Projects. The new single, released on August 14, landed coveted spots on Spotify’s New Music Friday and Lorem playlists and was heralded by Ones to Watch as a “charismatic, catchy and summery” track that proved a strong follow up to his breakout hit “For A Minute” (7M+ Spotify streams). In the music video for “Lied,” WizTheMc shows the deterioration of a once-perfect relationship. A perfect visual match for his lyrics, “Lied” shows the young artist trying to move on in the wake of a devastating loss.

THE TEMPTER: One-Time Collaborative Effort Featuring Members Of Yakuza, Pelican, The Atlas Moth, And More Records Cover Of Trouble Classic

THE TEMPTER is a loving, one-time tribute honoring Chicago doom legends, Trouble, featuring members of Snow Burial, Huntsmen, The Atlas Moth, Pelican, and Yakuza. The idea came together by producer and multi-instrumentalist Sanford Parker shortly after Chicago’s lockdown hit. He thought there was no better person to lay down the vocals then friend, bandmate, and business partner, Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest). The next step was to lock in the rhythm section, with Mike Miczek (The Atlas Moth, Broken Hope) on drums and Mark Njjar (Huntsmen) on bass. Guitar tracks were laid down by Dallas Thomas (Pelican) and Ben Bowman (Snow Burial) while Parker mixed and mastered the track. Artwork was created by Stavros Giannopoulos (The Atlas Moth) with Lamont creating the video for the track.


NYC-Native, Rebounder Releases Video For “Night Sports” Today

NYC-native, Rebounder (Dylan Chenfeld) shares his latest single with an accompanying video for “Night Sports” today. On the vibrant and anthemic track filled with textured nostalgic guitar riffs and effortless lush vocals, the singer/songwriter and producer shares his love for adventures and new experiences. “My brother Noah and I wrote and produced this song before social distancing was a thing, at the time we were going out too much that it was starting to seem like a problem, or maybe a sport” says Rebounder of the track.


Fresh off the announcement of his upcoming album, TOP, multi-platinum rap superstar YoungBoy Never Broke Again has officially released the second single from his highly-anticipated body of work, “Callin (Feat. Snoop Dogg)”; listen now via all digital retailers and streaming platforms –


“It’s a pleasure to be able to share with you this video, directed brilliantly by Anastasia Shulepova, for my song ‘Sunday Smile,'” says Jake. “This song’s been out for a little while, and has proven to be my most popular song (over 22 million on Spotify is insane!), so I wanted to make a new music video for it. I believe it captures the whole spirit of the song and its message of resiliency in the face of naysayers and the trials of failure. I hope it brings you some uplifting energy in the moments you feel your’e missing it most.”

LUNA AURA Shares Bold New Single “TALKING TO ME”

On the track, LUNA shares: “‘Talking To Me’ is about no longer accepting silence as a viable option. It’s about being pushed around and learning to push back despite the odds that are against you. I found my voice, my head, and my gut when I wrote this song. It’s a reminder of the moment I grew into myself and my power.”

Hip-Hop’s Best Kept Secret FXXXXY Refuses To Let His Fears Defeat Him In “Paranoia/#1 Stunna”

Directed by Erik Rojas, the Dallas star ends up in a challenging position with an ill-tempered woman keen on vengeance. Draped in fear, FXXXXY looks out the window to monitor the situation, before realizing the unknown lady found her way inside his home and ends up firing her gun at him. Fortunately, FXXXXY wakes up from his daunting dream and recaptures his confidence on the swaggering tune “#1 Stunna.” FXXXXY dashes through the hypnotic beat like a fireball with a sense of renewed energy, flaunting his bachelor pad and his new car.

Oliver Wood Releases “The Battle Is Over (But The War Goes On)” – All Bandcamp Sales To Benefit ACLU

“I was introduced to ‘The Battle is Over’ through cover versions by the late greats Levon Helm, and Sean Costello. I always loved it, and when I heard the original version on the 1973 ‘Sonny and Brownie’ album by Sonny McGhee and Brownie Terry, I understood it on another level. It’s one of those songs made great by its ambiguity and emotion, and in the hands of Sonny and Brownie it feels like a protest song…at least that’s how I hear it. With all that’s going on today it felt inspiring to put this song out in the world again and help keep the momentum of a movement that really needs everyone’s help,” explains Oliver. “The recording was quick and dirty and a lot of fun. As with any cover, it’s cool to put your own spin on it and take liberties. Jano Rix co-produced the song with me. Inspired by that original ’70s sound, we recorded the basic tracks—guitar, drums and vocals—on Jano’s old TEAC 4 track tape machine. Later we added Ted Pecchio on bass and Phil Cook on harmonica and background vocals and voila.”


From the album’s opening moments, the slow-release, acid euphoria of ‘Improvvisazione’, and the stunning synth melodies of ‘Beautiful Morning’, Capriati’s cards are on the table. The three years since his last album have seen Joseph embark on a journey of self-reflection, broadening his creative spectrum and incorporating more genres and moods. “It is definitely not a pure dancefloor record”, he says of Metamorfosi, “it is diverse, which for me is the spirit of an album. I really hope that people will get the message.”

Listen to Lunchbox’s “Gary of the Academy” via Week in Pop

Regarding the origin of the single, Lunchbox stated: “The song is Donna’s ode to a cat who lives at a research institute in Berlin where we were in residence for a few months in the middle of recording the LP. The recording was broken up by a number of international trips. Donna fell in love with this cat — “Gary” — who lived at the Academy but, like her, didn’t really belong. She sings to Gary about their shared-outsiderness, recounts their secret travels and reminds Gary of other worlds, known only by cats and cat-adjacent humans, that lie just beyond daily experience.”

Sólstafir Shares Visualizer for Haunting New Song, “Drýsill”

Iceland rock giants SÓLSTAFIR have unveiled their emotional new song, “Drýsill,” along with a haunting visualizer. The song and accompanying clip, which was directed/created by Kim Holm and animated by David Hall, give an introspective look at the horrors of domestic violence.

aliensdontringdoorbells ‘Arrival’ Debut Album Set For Release October 2

When do you know that it’s time to go full speed ahead? When does it stop being something you do on a small scale and start playing for keeps? When do you know that it’s good enough to let everyone else experience it too? For aliensdontringdoorbells, and their forthcoming album ARRIVAL (set for release October 2), they know that time is right now.

Gracie Abrams and Vevo release DSCVR at Home video of “Friend”

Vevo announces the release of Gracie Abrams DSCVR at Home performance of “Friend.” Vevo DSCVR focuses on the development of emerging artists, through performance content and careful curation. Vevo has a long history of helping emerging artists break through to new and wider audiences. Past alumni of Vevo’s DSCVR series include Billie Eilish, AB6IX and Alfie Templeman. Vevo is committed to working with artists at an early stage of their career to create unique content that brings their music to life visually and provides exposure to new audiences through the platform.

Evangeline Gentle’s debut self-titled album out now!

“I wrote this song at the dawn of the #MeToo movement,” says Gentle. “I was trying to find ways to responsibly process a lot of the anger that I was feeling and tried to write from the most compassionate place I could. I spent a long time with this song because the lyrics were emotionally challenging to write. I was thinking about the way we devalue femininity and how it contributes to gender-based violence, and about the insatiable pursuit of happiness through consumerism. I came to the conclusion that I can’t control the behavior of others, but I can control my own…and that ‘graciousness is where to start’ if I’d like the world to be a kinder place.”

El Dusty Drops New Mixtape: Americano Beat Tape Vol. 1

Tapping into all of El Dusty’s influences, the new mixtape is a culmination of his talents and collaborative spirit that span genres from cumbia, dembow, reggae, dancehall, hip hop and R&B beats. Americano Beat Tape Vol. 1 captures the burgeoning underground scenes across North America from Mexico to Florida to present a soundtrack of the Latinx experience. Many of the tracks were produced with El Dusty’s longtime friend and collaborative producing partner, Latin Grammy award winning producer and engineer Mariano Hererra who, alongside El Dusty, launch the new label. Additional songs included, were co-produced with Adrian Quesada (Black Pumas) –Grammy winning and nominated for Best New Artist 2019 – and off the Austin based hip hop act Third Root’s LP Passion of the Poets. And Clips x Ahoy’s (LOCOS Only) adds in his production flavor which fuels Miami’s club scene.

Eelke Kleijn Releases Final Single ‘Taking Flight’ feat. Nathan Nicholson

Eelke Kleijn sets the bar high for his long-awaited fourth studio album ‘Oscillations’ with his new single ‘Taking Flight’ feat. Nathan Nicholson. Previously releasing the tracks ‘The Magician’, ‘The Hierophant’, and ‘Woodstock’, Eelke now reveals the last single before dropping the 11-track album later this month.

RACKETT Drops New Single + Video feat. NY rapper Dante Knows

DIY Australian indie-pop artist RACKETT drops new electronic single ‘Everywhere You’re Not’ featuring NY rapper Dante Knows, co-written, produced and mixed by Dave Hammer (Lime Cordiale, Mia Rodriguez), and mastered by Andrew Edgeston (Amy Shark, Tia Gostelow).

Beat driven and bass-heavy, the single punches into a huge dance drop out of a euphoric, stripped back chorus. Featuring 16 bars of rap by NY born, SYD based rapper, Dante Knows, the single is another reveal of what RACKETT fans can expect from her debut mini-album due for release in late November 2020.

New Music From Brokeasf “Big Dog“ Out Now On Cinematic Music Group


17-year-old New Zealand-born Cook Island Samoan producer Jawsh 685 releases his new song “Sweet & Sour” ft. Lauv & Tyga. The fresh yet familiar track mixes sugar-coated synths with punchy percussion for a sweet and sour song that you’ll be sipping on for the rest of the summer.



The instant hit finds G returning to his hip-hop roots with a new bop as he continues to shine a spotlight to rising female rappers and artists ahead of their undeniable explosion in the music world. Mulatto who is fresh off of her XXL freshman cover, Queen of Da Souf album, and her “WAP” music video cameo, delivers her bossy verse on the record.


The tide of DETROIT 2 advance single + video releases culminated last week with “Deep Reverence” featuring Nipsey Hussle, follow­ing up days later with a DETROIT 2 preview video for “Don Life” featuring Lil Wayne. Earlier this week he released the “Harder Than My Demons” video and previewed the video for “Body Language” featuring Jhene Aiko Wednesday & “Everything That’s Missing” featuring Dwele yesterday.

Big Sean drops much-hyped new album, Detroit 2

Quata Budukusu “Sangolo” (feat. Wyre) New Single!