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Following the August release of her debut solo album RENAISSANCE via Mad Decent/Because, Aluna today releases a remix EP in collaboration with Conducta’s new UKG label Kiwi Rekords. The EP features five remixes of ‘Renaissance’ album tracks, each by producers from the Kiwi Rekords family.

Chicago visionary Rob Mazurek shares new singles ‘Galaxy 1000’

Marfa TX-based multidisciplinary abstractivist Rob Mazurek releases two new singles, “The Careening Prism Within” and “Galaxy 1000,” from his forthcoming Exploding Star Orchestra album, Dimensional Stardust, out November 20th on International Anthem. They follow the album’s lead single “A Wrinkle in Time Sets Concentric Circles Reeling,” released on September 22nd.

Both singles come with accompanying videos directed by Mikel Patrick Avery, who presents the two new works as Part 2 and Part 3 of the “First Kid in Space” film series starring his daughter Olivia Avery-Velez. Part 1 of Avery’s film series accompanied the release of “A Wrinkle in Time Sets Concentric Circles Reeling.”

That’s the spirit! The Lathums get haunted in the brilliant video for ‘I See Your Ghost’

Like dynamite-packing, corrupted choirboys, The Lathums’ do a one-eighty on dreamy jangle pop and hurl two-and-a-half minutes of hectic, ska-rigged scat through indie’s ornate window, releasing future live mayhem-maker, I See Your Ghost on Island Records. Knees high, volume up and smiles-wide, butter-wouldn’t-melt becomes a smoking sizzle as the magic gang of barely 20-somethings plug in, get loud and go wild.

Marie Dahlstrom links with NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Linda Diaz on new single “Good Thing”

Marie Dahlstrom, Linda Diaz, Elijah Fox and Aligo release a new collaborative single, “Good Thing” – out now via Dahlstrom’s own label JFH Records.

The new single finds Danish, London based Marie uniting with friends both new and old. Namely, New Yorker Linda Diaz (who recently won NPR’s 2020 Tiny Desk Content), along with housemate and rising London rapper Aligo and Brooklyn-based singer/producer Elijah Fox, both of whom contributed to Marie’s Like Sand album, on “Summer Evenings” and “I Want You”, respectively.

A Ladies’ Choice from Irish artist Ellie Redmond

Mati Gómez celebra el lanzamiento de su nuevo sencillo “Como nunca” junto a “La Bala”

El cantante chileno residenciado en la ciudad de Miami, FL presenta su nuevo sencillo “Como nunca”. Una colaboración musical del intérprete del género pop-urbano junto a la cantante y creadora de contenido mexicana Bala. El sencillo se encuentra disponible a partir de hoy en todas las plataformas digitales.

Mati Gómez, el joven talento del sello discográfico La Industria INC, catapultó su carrera artística hace tan solo un año con el lanzamiento del sencillo “Yo no sé”. Tema al que posteriormente se le realizó su remix oficial en compañía de Nicky Jam y Reik, y con el que ha podido superar la cifra de 4 millones de visualizaciones en la plataforma de videos YouTube.

Di Higrade Returns With New Single “Abena”

In this new single, Di Higrade opens the doors to the deepest part of his heart to the lady of his dream he titles “Abena”. He shreds his pride for the love of his life in the song with a very swooning voice that’d get you amazed. The well-produced song came with the simplest of lyrics yet very deep and swooning. Love they say can push people to do very crazy things, and none of us is an exception to this narrative. The song was recorded in California, USA. Mix and Mastered in Ghana at Tubhani Muzik Studio.

Di Higrade, born Roger Akutcha, has been off the scene for a while. This new song is nothing but the perfect come back song that best fits the current trend of waves, Afrobeats. The song produced by Tubahni Musik is now available on Digital Platforms.

Japanese masked duo AmPm dominate October with three new releases

Fans of masked production unit AmPm have three new reasons to celebrate, as the duo build upon their global following with three brand-new releases this month. AmPm remixes of a song by Ai Otsuka and the ‘Lupin the Third’ theme tune will be followed by a completely original track released by AmPm, which sees them reunite with previous vocal collaborators Michael Kaneko and Nao Kawamura.


Genus Ordinis Dei are back with the new single “Edict”, supported, as usual, by a video with a cinematic cut. This is the third episode extracted from their metal work entitled Glare of Deliverance, scheduled for release on December 4th via Eclipse Records.

“Edict” continues Eleanor’s story, resuming where the previous episode “Hunt” stopped. The Holy Inquisition captured her after a brutal chase in the forest and now has her in its clutches. She fears for her life but, despite everything, tries to resist. While The Black Friar waits for the witch, the inhabitants of the citadel throw glances of disgust and contempt at her. Who will save her? Will you be able to resist her eyes as she stares at you and cries out for help?

Low Cut Connie Release Double Album ‘Private Lives’ Out Today

Today, Low Cut Connie releases his new double album Private Lives via Contender Records. The album and Low Cut Connie’s accompanying livestream series “Tough Cookies” has been embraced by Rolling Stone to NPR’s All Things Considered, with publications such as SPIN saying Private Lives is “…on track to be the roots-rock album of the year” and Classic Rock Germany calling it “the album of the year” in their 9/10 review that will hit stands on October 15.

Exploring the schisms between our inward and outward-facing selves, the 17-track collection is as empathetic as it is ambitious, giving voice to the loners and outcasts who live their lives beyond the spotlight, who toil in the wings without glory or credit. Alternating between full-tilt rock and roll ecstasy and gritty, stripped-down vulnerability, the record is Low Cut Connie’s most potent and wide-ranging work to date.

Bathe in the ‘Silence’ with Vaughan

With his highly anticipated sophomore EP ‘I WAS’ set to arrive on the 11th of November, ethereal alt-pop prince Vaughan has now returned to unveil one of the EP’s fragile standout offerings ‘Silence’, a self-confessed ballad to loneliness.

‘Silence’ is a delicate and densely hollow anthem, with Vaughan’s emotively poignant vocals easily bringing chills. The song is vulnerable and naked, but with layers of grandiose and emotive harmonies, powerfully visually represented in its artwork (by Flower Up).

Tōth Releases New Single/Video “Habit Creature”

Tōth—the recording project of Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Alex Toth, known for collaborating and writing with Kimbra, Alexander F, Rubblebucket, Cuddle Magic and many others—returns with “Habit Creature,” his first single of 2020, which follows his NPR Tiny Desk Concert, 2019 standalone single “Juliette,” and his critically acclaimed debut full-length Practice Magic and Seek Professional Help When Necessary. “Habit Creature” was mixed by Noah Georgeson (Cate Le Bon, Devendra Berhardt, Joanna Newsom) and arrives alongside a lyric video featuring artwork by Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant animated by Amanda Bonaiuto.

Clipping share lyric video “Pain Everyday” (Feat. Michael Esposito)

On October 23rd, Clipping will release their new album Visions of Bodies Being Burned, the follow up to their 2019 horrorcore-inspired album There Existed an Addiction to Blood. Each track on the group’s new album pairs a different expression of horror with one of Clipping’s signature metamorphic takes on a hip-hop subgenre. Featuring Michael Esposito, “Pain Everyday” uses real EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) recordings—said to be the voices of restless spirits—atop a cinematic breakcore collage, as a call-to-arms for the ghosts of lynching victims to haunt the white descendants of their murderers.

Claud shares video for new single ‘Gold’, out now via Saddest Factory

Claud has released a brand new track, ‘Gold’, along with a characteristically beguiling video, directed by Christina Xing. Says Claud of the new song, “Imagine stepping onto a ship that’s moving back ‘n forth back ‘n forth but perfectly in time. ONE, two, three, four, ONE, two, three, four, ONE… You know you’re sinking but at the same time you’re mesmerised by the way the ship synchronised itself with the sea. I have never been on a sinking ship in the middle of the sea but I have been in a relationship.” Of the creature assimilation narrative of the accompanying video, Claud adds, “‘Gold’ is about contradictions; an instructor attempting to teach a class of monsters proper manners so they can assimilate; a relationship getting so tired and so old that even gold starts to rust (which isn’t scientifically possible).”