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Gianna Lauren unveils new single, “Spark”

Conceived in a late night studio writing session with the album’s backing band (one that features members of Ottawa’s Pony Girl), the track centers around Lauren’s lyrics on social justice and struggling with feelings of helplessness about making real change. The performance gradually intensifies throughout the song, amplifying the subject matter, but the choruses introduce an offer of hope and reconciliation as Lauren sings: “before I die, I will tell you, I love you.”

Bad Suns Share New Single “Baby Blue Shades”

Los Angeles-based modern alt-rock band Bad Suns have released their new standout single “Baby Blue Shades.” The track sees the band return to longtime producer Eric Palmquist, who worked with Bad Suns on their first two records.

“’Baby Blue Shades’ was one of those songs sent from the cosmos without a moment’s warning,” says vocalist Christo Bowman “Extracted from a feeling of helplessness and desperation, following hours of unfruitful labor, the music came right to my hands and out of my mouth in a flash, along with a sense of euphoria. That cycle of emotions is exactly what you hear in this song.”

Rubberband OG – Bout That Life (Remix) ft Bigga Rankin, Stunna 4 Vegas and Yungeen Ace

Think it’s A Game artist Rubberband OG is back dropping off his latest single/video “Bout That Life (Remix). This time around he brought some friends with him; on the intro, he has the legendary Bigga Rankin and dropping off some hot verses are Stunna 4 Vegas and Yungeen Ace. Tell On The Beat rounds out this gritty record with fire production. A complete opposite from his party record “Bitch I’m Lit”, but still showcasing his dope delivery and wordplay. Check it out below and add it to your mix, support and feedback are greatly appreciated.

Devan – Almost feat Corey Harper out now

“Almost” is about not being able to give 100% of yourself to a relationship. That positive feeling of loving someone, coupled with the confusion of not yet being ready to dive in and commit.

I’ve been a fan of Corey Harper’s music for a long time – he’s got one of my favourite voices. The song was originally written on piano, but Corey suggested a guitar part which we loved and ended up keeping as the backbone for the song.

Framingham MA’s Matteo Getz Delivers A Vibe With New Video “What’s A Matta For You?” Feat. Ajax Lo & Camarah Walleed

Framingham MA’s Matteo Getz is the ultimate self starter who is a DJ, producer, promoter, designer, engineer, Lolife, Polo collector, and entrepreneur. Inspired by early 90s Hip Hop he has produced for major and independent artists throughout his twenty plus year career. He has worked with numerous notable MCs including Triple Seis (Terror Squad), Thirstin Howl The 3rd, Smif N Wessun, DV Alias Khrist, Termanology, Sadat X, Shyheim, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Heltah Skeltah, Masta Ace, Smooth Da Hustler, and more.

Koven Announce their Deluxe Album

Koven have broken ground on multiple levels; the vocalist and producer duo have brought together two impeccable talents, as well as their creative engineering, to bring about a project which has caught the attention of every drum & bass subsection. And they continue to cross genre boundaries. Their LP ‘Butterfly Effect’ on Monstercat is a testament to their ability to move through divides, presenting a huge selection of brand-new records from the pair, which amassed a huge total of ten million streams. Following its release and alongside the difficulties of Katie Koven bringing that album to the global stage, their ‘Another Home’ virtual reality club enabled them to reach fans in a different format.

Omar Apollo Shares New Song “Dos Uno Nueve”

Shortly after releasing “Kamikaze” earlier this month, Omar Apollo is back to share a new song. “Dos Uno Nueve,” titled 219 after the area code of his home state of Indiana, is the singer’s fresh take on a classic Mexican corrido, with Apollo singing about his past hardships, his newfound success, and the growth yet to come. He performed the track live for the first time with Regional Mexican collective Yellow Room Music and members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic last week at Solidarity For Sanctuary, a festival in celebration of Selena, the Queen of Tejano music, meant to draw attention to the importance of voting, immigrant rights, and Black and Brown solidarity. Watch that performance here.

Apple Original Films and Billie Eilish Announce Documentary Feature Film, “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry,” Coming February 2021

Apple and Billie Eilish today announced that the highly anticipated documentary feature film, “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry,” directed by award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler (“Belushi,” “The September Issue,” “The War Room”), will premiere in theaters and on Apple TV+ in February 2021. The documentary is from Apple Original Films, in association with Interscope Films, Darkroom, This Machine and Lighthouse Management & Media.

X. ARI Drops “As You Are” Music Video

Her newest single, “As You Are,” is an anthem for the outsiders. Tackling themes of mental health, bullying, and owning who you are, the track offers a healthy conduit for healing and invites its listeners to feel happy in their skin.

Spillage Village Goes Into The Woods for “Hapi” Music Video | SPILLIGION Out Now!

On the heels of their newly released album, Spillgion, supergroup Spillage Village today released visual for track “Hapi.” Set in the remote woods of Atlanta, the visual marries religious imagery with spirituality as Mereba and Olu (of EARTHGANG) lead us into the chorus. New addition Benji. is spotlighted with his shining verse against word-smith Big Rube who caps off the joyous and pensive track.

Stehreo x AJAY Release Soul / Funk Single “All Night Thing” via Gramatik’s Lowtemp

The artist project of Philadelphia-based musician Adam Stehr, STEHREO puts an original twist on analog recording techniques. Following his debut on Gramatik imprint Lowtemp with singles “Better Half” and “Chasing Demons,” STEHREO is returning to the label with a new collaboration with fellow Philly musician AJAY titled “All Night Thing.”

Spencer Barnett Delivers on “Slow It Down”

On his new single, Barnett shares, “This one is about my experience living in LA as an artist. It’s a place where every temptation is immediately accessible which can be hard to navigate at a young age.”

VOID INN – single “Stay young” from upcoming album “End this game”

Void Inn is an Alternative/heavy metal band formed in late 2010. in Los Angeles, CA. Formed by members Jelena Vujanovic (vocals) and Sinisa Pejovic (guitar), who had at that time completed their studies at the prestigious Musicians Institute in Hollywood.

The band’s sound is powered by fierce riffs (Ala Black Sabbath), odd meters, virtuoso guitar parts and a large range of unique vocal tones and a wide range of colors.


17 year old rising star Alfie Templeman’s riotous new single “Forever Isn’t Long Enough” is out now on Chess Club Records. The record premiered exclusively on Monday 28 September as Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record In The World” on BBC Radio 1 – Templeman’s third consecutive Hottest Record. “Forever Isn’t Long Enough” is the first single from Alfie Templeman since the release of stellar EP Happiness In Liquid Form in July this year. This month Templeman also features Dork Magazine’s new cover star.

Brady Lee Releases New Pop-Country Single “I Can Do This All Day”

“I was watching Captain America in quarantine, and in one of the very first scenes, Steve Rogers is outside getting absolutely beat up. But he stands up one more time, puts his fists up, and says, “I can do this all day.” I thought about the current condition of our communities and nations, and how we’ve all been placed on lockdown and quarantine. Honestly, the response I’ve seen from communities is one of resiliency,” explains Brady. “I’m inspired by humanity’s resilience; we went through social distance, quarantine, reopening, phase regression, all of it, and we’re still swinging. First responders stood up, teachers put their boxing gloves on, social justice workers raised their voices, small business owners got creative, we saw it all. I hope this song puts a little joy into 2020. I hope it’s the song of the year.”


An anti-supergroup like no other! Wolfmanhattan Project, featuring Mick Collins (The Gories, The Dirtbombs), Kid Congo Powers (Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) and Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Lydia Lunch) bring you a healthy dose of dark swampy voodoo with a uniqueness and immediacy that only a combination of this magnitude could deliver!

MADDOX JONES Releases Heart Wrenching “No More Ghosts” Video

Fresh off the release of his Headspace debut EP in July, Maddox Jones is back with the official video for the EP’s closing track “No More Ghosts.” The track, recently featured by leading music industry tastemakers Record of The Day, is an ambitious ballad, and in Jones own words, “It’s a heartfelt and haunting goodbye, finally making peace and letting go of something or someone that has been a major part of your life. It was inspired by a scene in the Netflix series ‘You’ where Joe Goldberg says, “There’s no more ghosts in this bed.”

Laura Jinn Announces Debut EP, Shares Lead Single “Sick” Via Northern Transmissions

Last Friday, Brooklyn-based artist/producer Laura Jinn announced her debut EP, Sick!, and shared her lead single “Sick” via Northern Transmissions. Set to a cacophony of cackles, coughs & sneezes, “Sick” is a feverish girl’s plea for love and affection, even if she’s twisted. The deranged love song plays on the ironic dichotomy behind the word “sick”: unwell, but also awesome. With Jinn’s bratty delivery over dominant 808s and synths, “Sick” coerces the listener into a mania that fizzles and pops.

Laura Jinn Debuts New Single “Sick”

Grand Nathaniel Shares Pop Gem “Wide Eyed” Video

A musical chameleon, J Burton has been a prominent figure of the Lafayette, LA music scene over the past 25 years. He has fronted some of the area’s most popular indie outfits and has even produced some as well.