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Suzanne Santo strives for personal truth amid chaotic world in new single

Suzanne Santo released her new single “Fall For That” today.  The track, which features an epic guitar solo from Gary Clark Jr. premiered exclusively via Relix earlier this week.

Santo spoke to Relix about the track saying “This tune comes from a deep need to find and understand the truth in the chaotic world around us and to represent myself from an honest place of my own volition.  Often I feel clotheslined by the thoughts and agendas of others/the media and feel confused by what beliefs and thoughts are accurately my own.”

Video Premiere: Suzanne Santo “Fall For That” Feat. Gary Clark, Jr.

Your Grandparents Drop Funk Track “Tomorrow”

“Tomorrow” is the latest offering from Your Grandparents’ forthcoming debut album and follows their recent critically acclaimed lead single “So Damn Fly,” which earned high praise from the likes of The FADER, HYPEBEAST, Ones to Watch, UPROXX, Notion, Rated R&B, and more.


Last month Jamila Woods released “SULA (Paperback)”, a song inspired by Toni Morrison and her 1973 novel Sula. Today she’s released a Slot-A produced version of the song titled “SULA (Hardcover)” and along with it an incredibly brave and vulnerable video that shows a side of Woods that nobody has ever seen before. Directed by her close friend and Brown Girls creator Fatimah Asghar the two share a love for the book. Asghar explains:


With its potent rhythm and haunting piano work, “Homesick” brings Black’s melodic flow to a high-impact track detailing his experience in heartbreak and betrayal. The song’s moody intensity is perfectly amplified by a soul-stirring verse from Luh Kel, a St. Louis-born rapper/singer/songwriter known for his gold-certified 2019 single “Wrong.”

Marieme Releases Video For ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ – New EP Songs For The Revolution Out October 28th

Marieme releases a new video today for her cover of the Sam Cooke classic ‘A Change Is Gonna Come.’  100% of streaming proceeds from ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ will go to Black Lives Matter. She explains the choice to cover this particular song: “Since the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Aubrey my heart was so heavy that I found myself crying all the time. The only way to get through the tears was to sing to myself “A change is gonna come.” The track will be on her forthcoming EP Songs For The Revolution out on October 28th.

BREAK ME DOWN – New lyric video for THE POND out now!

With the lyric video for The Pond the band ends the cycle of the namesake LP released in late 2019.

In late February, Break Me Down announced a line-up change introducing, to their fans, Veronica as their new singer. Her peculiar bluesy-dark vocal dynamic gives the additional quid that the band was looking for the completion of the project.

The lyric video is a dedication to all the supporting people a band would be nothing without: the fans. Break Me Down will always be grateful to them and declare: “Thank you for all your support, love and explosive energy you show everyday. This new project is dedicated to all of you!”.


Los Angeles based artist and producer Kingdom today releases his sophomore album NEUROFIRE, an electrifying follow-up to his breakthrough debut album Tears in the Club. The 2020 release is a musical genesis that elevates the past mood of pervasive anxiety into a moment of transformation, redemption and ultimately, freedom. NEUROFIRE features guest vocals from GHOST, Kayla Blackmon, Tiara Thomas, Pheona, UNIQU3, Semma, LUVK and Tre Oh Fie and is available everywhere digitally via the coveted indie label Fade To Mind.

The Grascals long to return to that “Sleepy Little Town”

Since the music’s earliest days, regret for leaving the childhood home and a longing to return have been among the most durable themes in bluegrass. From “The Fields Have Turned Brown” to “Old Home Place” and beyond, generations of songwriters and musicians have contrasted cold, uncaring city life to rural family traditions, sometimes in mournful laments and sometimes through deceptively up-tempo sounds. Now, with the release of “Sleepy Little Town,” award-winning sextet, The Grascals, are writing a new chapter in this long-running bluegrass story.

KORDELYA Releases New Song “s a l u d o s” Feat. Jesse Baez

Mexican-American artist and musician on the rise KORDELYA, releases new track “s a l u d o s” featuring renown Chicago native and Guatemalan artist Jesse Baez, who has progressively become one of the leading voices of R&B and the wave of urban rhythms within Latin America through his work and collaborations with major artists such as C.Tangana, Dillion Francis, and Aleman, amongst many others. The track was co-produced by KORDELYA, who led the production with the percussions and synthesizer and later structured the sounds with her collaborator and producer Wardõ.


Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Bino Rideaux remembers a time when his dream seemed impossible. “I wanted to prove everybody wrong, when nobody believed.” At 27, the Los Angeles rapper is a case study in the hustle, grinding on his own and acquiring cosigns from some of the biggest names on his coast.

ICYMI: The Dumes Have A Collective Tantrum On “Neverlost”

Restless modern rock 5-piece, The Dumes, have shared their debut single and powerful statement of intent, “Neverlost”. Within its tight three-minute package, “Neverlost” delivers a striking reflection on breaking away from the past and building a future on your own terms. The track was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, Cherry Glazerr, The Killers) at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, CA. His guiding hand showcasing The Dumes at their most dynamic, with amps burning hot, drums beat to breaking point, and singer Elodie Tomlinson’s vocals bursting at the seams with frustration. The result of a band performance that Elodie describes as ‘a collective temper tantrum’.


Today, German duo BUNT. release their brand-new single “Crocodile Tears” featuring singer-songwriter and Swedish Idol alumni Jens Hult. The song was penned by Swedish hit-writers Salem Al Fakir and Vincent Pontair who were frequent collaborators of the late Avicii as well as Madonna, Lady Gaga, Elton John and more. The track will be featured on the pair’s upcoming EP due out later this year and is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.

NUCLEAR reveal new single ‘Facing Towards You’

Chilean metal outfit NUCLEAR announce the release of “Facing Towards You”, the first single off “Murder Of Crows”.

After five years of silence, the band returns with a new album which will be released through Black Lodge Records/Sound Pollution on November 13th, 2020.

Dawn Landes Shares “Dear Heart” Off Forthcoming Album ‘ROW’

Beloved singer/songwriter Dawn Landes released today a new single “Dear Heart” off her forthcoming album ROW. Out on October 2nd, the collection of songs from the anticipated musical tells the incredible true story of Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The introspective waltz “Dear Heart” explores the moments after Tori’s first expedition fails; as she finds herself grappling with heartbreak and shame.

We The Commas Unleash Epic Video For New Single “Pissed Off”

SoCal-based band We The Commas announce their debut EP SARB (due out in October) and share new single “Pissed Off.” The new offering from brothers Cam (18), Jordy (19) and Lenny Comma (23) combines bonafide lyrics with a commanding melody and electrifying guitar riffs. Trading in the soothing harmonies and chill vibes found in “Custom Made” and “Sherry” that make up what they’ve coined ‘Surf Alternative R&B,’ the trio continues to separate themselves from the rest with their outstanding versatility. While their previous releases transported listeners to the beachside, the epic “Pissed Off” video (directed by Chris Rosa and Josh Sikkema) takes you on an action packed journey across the desert throughout southern California.

Emerging Duo Color Fields Drop Debut EP, Production By Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis (The Fugees) and Peter Katis (The National)

Indie-pop duo, COLOR FIELDS – comprised of mesmerizing and masterful musicians John Torres and Scott Packham – have released their highly anticipated new EP, Pendulum.

Pendulum, which Torres says, “floats in and out of genres and styles, but remains cohesive,” officially drops on September 18.

Tokyo’s Tohji debuts new single “Oreo,” video out now

Tokyo-based rapper and producer Tohji unveils his new single and video for “Oreo”—

“Oreo” is the counterpoint to previous single “propella,” which The FADER prasied as, “a relentless virtual paradise.” Both songs and accompanied visuals live in a similar CGI dreamscape, designed in collaboration with director eternalusa.

Mall Boy, 7-Eleven Dreamer, Tohji is the frontier spirit leading Japan’s new wave of youth culture. Through a blueprint of trap and rave, he muses on his reality from the outskirts of Tokyo, speaking to a generation that was promised everything by the aesthetics of consumption, but left yearning for a sense of belonging.

New Conway the Machine x DedW8 single ‘Clean the whole room out

Delivering his sharp witted vocals over the spine-chilling beat from UK production team Dedw8 (Baileys Brown and 0079), Conway the Machine reinforces his firm and fearsome reputation on this new single ‘Clean the whole room out’.

Serving as both a warning shot and statement of intent, Conway’s unmistakable delivery and gritty content in CTWRO reinforces the formidable reputation which he’s built over the past 15 years.

Indie Rocker Kev Sherry releases debut solo album ‘Foxy Orthodoxy’ on 18th September

Kev Sherry, lead singer for the cult, critically acclaimed Scottish indie-rock four-piece Attic Lights (Island Records, Elefant Records), makes a welcome return as he releases his debut solo album Foxy Orthodoxy on 18th Sept 2020.

Flawless Tha Don – “Rowdy”

Flawless Tha Don links up with Mr. 380 on this party starting record, “Rowdy”, found on his latest project, “Thank God It’s Flawless”. They might get rambunctious but they don’t want to hurt anyone, they’re just looking for a good time. The beat is playful and produces the perfect vibe to get lit to. For more content and updates follow Flawless Tha Don on all social media platforms.