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Queen Naija Bares All In New Sexy Teyana Taylor Directed Visual

Today, Platinum-certified R&B singer/songwriter Queen Naija shared her new single, “Love Language” and the accompanying video. The track, which she recorded with producers Boston and Mike Woods (Kiana Ledé, Bazzi), is from her debut album, missunderstood, which will be released by Capitol Records on October 30.


The hitmakers rejoin forces to create another undeniable earworm, showcasing why they are two of the most sought-after collaborators in the industry today.

Gillian Heidi Debuts “Desperate” GOLDHOUSE Remix

Rising singer-songwriter Gillian Heidi has teamed up with Chicago-based electronic producer GOLDHOUSE to put a brand new spin on her single, “Desperate.” GOLDHOUSE, who has previously worked remixes for Niall Horan, Zara Larsson, and Billie Eilish, infuses Heidi’s heartfelt R&B-pop track with pulsating percussion and vibrant synths, bringing the song to club-ready perfection.

Though just sixteen years old, Boston-native Gillian Heidi demonstrates a musicality wise beyond her years. With powerful, reflective lyrics, rich vocal chops, and clever pop melodies, her songs are relatable but never predictable. She chronicles life’s ups and downs, ebbs and flows, and trials and tribulations with thoughtful clarity, poetic eloquence, and a stirring soulful voice.

Second Sun release “Slå tillbaks” single and music video

Second Sun is back with a new single, “Slå tillbaks” (translated to “fight back”). The single is the third and final one from the Swedish band’s upcoming, third studio album “Kampen Går Vidare”, to be released on Gaphals November 6. The upcoming full-length is a concept album, telling the tale of an adult person’s political journey. From being a happy rebel to becoming a bitter cynic. “Slå tillbaks” is a highly energetic track that deals with the stage of resistance, fighting back against everything that is wrong in the world. The single is released with a music video today, October 16.


Fickle Friends’ latest single ‘What A Time’ offered a much needed shot of escapism from 2020. Their sound evolved to blend gleaming electro-pop synths with the energy that resonated throughout their Top 10 debut album ‘You Are Someone Else’. Suddenly it was as if they’d never been away, landing Radio 1 airplay from Jack Saunders and Dev plus key playlists at Spotify and Apple Music.

Joya Mooi releases stunning ‘Blossom Carefully’ EP

The six-track project – featuring collaborations with producers Sim Fane, Blazehoven and SIROJ – carries stories around freedom, identity and hope. It includes previously released singles ‘Good Girl’, ‘Bitter Parts’ and ‘Hold You Tight’, plus three stunning new tracks which continue to showcase Joya Mooi’s fusion of alternative R&B, neo-soul and hip-hop.

Rudimental & Hot Since 82 join forces on new single ‘Be Strong’

UK dance music dons Hot Since 82 and Rudimental have linked up on new single ‘Be Strong’, out 16th October.

Combining infectious tech house grooves, seductive vocals and a rave-evoking acid house bassline, ‘Be Strong’ is a versatile, UK-flavoured dance cut destined to make a big impact on dancefloors. The link-up is the result of Danny Howard’s ‘Lockdown Link Up’, where the BBC Radio 1 tastemaker encourages producers to make remote collaborative tracks that he then premieres on his show. ‘Be Strong’ will also feature on Hot Since 82’s forthcoming album Recovery, out this autumn.

HEARTACHE New Single ‘Talk To My Soul’ – Out Today!

Talk To My Soul, the new single from progressive rock group Heartache, is a song that speaks about a man who tries to regain his dignity after deceiving his beloved ones, he tries to confide in a priest all his mistakes with the hope to being a better person, but he has lost his faith in the future and he will never see himself in a positive light again.

HEARTACHE New Single ‘Talk To My Soul’ – Out Today!

Talk To My Soul, the new single from progressive rock group Heartache, is a song that speaks about a man who tries to regain his dignity after deceiving his beloved ones, he tries to confide in a priest all his mistakes with the hope to being a better person, but he has lost his faith in the future and he will never see himself in a positive light again.

CHILDREN OF THE STATE – Release new single & video ‘Hot Money’

As premiered by CLASH Magazine, CHILDREN OF THE STATE today share the Ian Skelly (The Coral) produced new single, ‘Hot Money’, the first to be taken from their forthcoming EP, ‘Tragic Carpet and the Magical Wasp Gang from Notre Dame’.

‘Hot Money’ is “a sleazy observation of greed and hyper-capitalism with a German bridge which describes cash as the science of the entire world”, which sees Children of the State at their heaviest.

Sans Soucis unveils captivating new single ‘Air’ – 16.10.20

On October 16th London-based singer songwriter Sans Soucis will self-release her stunning electro-pop offering ‘Air’. The new music was produced by the artist in her home studio alongside Davide Shorty and is the first single to be shared from her forthcoming double EP set for release in 2021.

Solomun drops nostalgic new single ‘Home’

Electronic music maestro Solomun is set to release his first album in eleven years in early 2021. ‘Home’, out 16th October is the captivating new single of four new tracks to be teased ahead of the widely anticipated new album.

Marking the first release on his freshly launched label NINL, ‘Home’ is richly atmospheric and sees the artist incorporate dark tribal tones and ethereal build ups for a transcendent listening.

Sleepwalkrs & MNEK unveil official video for ‘More Than Words’

Sleepwalkrs and MNEK have unveiled the official video for their collaborative single ‘More Than Words’, out now.

Shot by Mike Baldwin, who has previously worked with the likes of NOTD, Royksopp and Take That, the inspiring visuals for ‘More Than Words’ are centred around a performance by a deaf & hearing impaired dance troupe. The video tracks the crew as they rehearse and perform a routine to ‘More Than Words’, choreographed by Chris Fonseca who has previously performed on BBC One’s ‘The Greatest Dancer’. With the concept first envisioned by Sleepwalkrs and MNEK themselves, wanting to shine a light and explore the hearing impaired community’s relationship with music, the final result offers a fascinating insight into the importance of accessibility in music. Further behind-the-scenes and choreography videos are also set to be released in the near future. An instant hit, the track has already amassed over half a million Spotify streams in its opening week, alongside being named Billy Da Kids ‘Track Of The Week’ on Kiss FM and trending on Shazam.

Icona Pop team up with SOFI TUKKER on new single ‘Spa’

Today, Global chart-topping duo Icona Pop join forces with global electronic duo SOFI TUKKER for a brand new track, “Spa,” out now via RECORD COMPANY TEN/Ultra Music. Hot on the heels of their latest single, “Feels In My Body,” “Spa” is an unadulterated banger from the powerhouse pairing.

Out Now – Kemi Ade’s new EP ‘Drive – Dawn Edition’

Today, October 16th, South London singer & songwriter Kemi Ade releases her brand new EP ‘Drive – Dawn Edition’ via tenwest. This is the first of a set of two EPs, with the latter (Dusk Edition) due to drop early next year.

twocolors remix Topic & A7S’ smash ‘Why Do You Lie To Me’ feat. Lil Baby

Globe-conquering duo twocolors are the latest artists to remix the Topic & A7S smash ‘Why Do You Lie To Me’.

The twocolors remix is characterised by emotional grooves and a deep, pulsating bassline, ideally complementing the rich melodies of the original. It follows a remix from German dance music breakout star Keanu Silva, with both reworks featuring on a ‘Why Do You Lie To Me’ remix package, out today.


The track, produced by Rob MIlton (Easy Life, Holly Humberstone), builds upon Tayo’s accomplished singles to date and slides effortlessly into a more mature sound; taking minimal funk & soul influences and melding it into a distinctly fresh sound that marks him as one of the most exciting new artists on the rise at the moment.

MONEYPHONE share video for new single ‘Civilian’

Toronto’s genre-blurring duo MONEYPHONE today return with the release of their second single ‘Civilian’ alongside its official video. Made up of high school friends Enoch Ncube and David May, the DIY group merges influences to create a sound that is genreless and more of a sum of its pop culture parts, with the band taking inspiration from every direction.