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Sanya N’Kanta Releases New Track “The Hard Lesson”

Today, the Jamaican-born, Charlotte-based musician Sanya N’Kanta has shared his new song “The Hard Lesson.” The track is currently streaming on American Songwriter who calls it “An emotionally gripping song.” “The Hard Lesson” will be available on streaming services this Friday, October 23rd. Sanya N’Kanta will release his new EP These Are The Days via Cash Hill Records on February 19th.

Sanya N’Kanta Tackles His Toxic Friendships and Memories with His New Single “The Hard Lesson”

Parisian producer Niels Schack introduces himself with clubby alt-pop single “Bando”

Niels Schack is a multi-faceted artist, composer and singer based in Paris, France. Painter, professional snowboarder, film director and musician, he’s not one to rest on his laurels, and today Schack releases his new single “Bando”, lifted from his newly-announced EP ‘Jade’ – set for release November 11th via Production Production.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Toro Y Moi, Yves Tumor and Damon Albarn, “Bando” unites abrasive electronic production with gently lilting synth movements. Dark and melancholic yet uplifting in its delivery – “Bando” is a 21st century ballad, penned for the Paris nightlife.

Lil Gotit Gets Some Things Off His Chest in “Tellin Ya”

Wielding a unique sense of rhythm and a mastery of burbling melodies, Lil Gotit is a favorite son of the Atlanta trap scene. Getting back in his bag with an infectious rich life anthem, Gotit shares “Tellin Ya,” his latest video single. On “Tellin Ya,” Gotit gets his Muhammad Ali on, floating like a butterfly with melodic arias, and stinging like a bee with clipped cadences and sharp ad-libs. In the video, Gotit dresses to the nines in butterfly-themed designer, mobbing under neon lights with guest rapper Lil PJ. “Tellin Ya” is Gotit’s first new song since “What It Was,” a dramatic collaboration with trap godfather Future, and first video since the intimate, WHIPALO-directed “Crazy Thoughts,” a highlight from the 21-year-old rapper’s April 2020 project Hood Baby 2.

Make Believe Friends Release Timely New Video & Single “Scream”

Make Believe Friends drops their latest video and single called “Scream” on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Mindy Milburn, Laura Espinoza are joined by the talents and amazing skills of Phil Soussan (Ozzy, Billy Idol, Last in Line) and Mike Avenaim (Scott Weiland, Selena Gomez, Zella Day).

Make Believe Friends (also Lunden Reign), is an all original alt rock band based out of Los Angeles, California. Laura & Mindy have already released 5 singles with “Follow Me to the Sun” picked as the #1 song of 2019 by Warren Kurtz of Goldmine Music Magazine.

Yawn – new single/new video for “wasting time”

This new project evokes surreal images through colours and textures, which is why the video for this song has a dream-like quality. I want you to sit with your dreams as you watch, holding onto them closely.

Don’t miss the new video for Partner’s “Honey” off Never Give Up – Out November 20th on You’ve Changed

“‘Honey’ is the origin story of Josée’s golden axe. In this track we recall how she first found her way to our house and joined the band. It came with a note (from Josée’s dad) ‘This guitar sounds just like honey going down.’ Get ready for some straight up rock n roll.” Partner

Out Today, Rising Artist bloody white Releases New Single For The Brokenhearted “lies we tell”

Today, bloody white releases his new single “lies we tell,” capturing some of the darker moments in his life. With this new single, we start to understand the weight he carries from his experiences with a toxic lover through his lyricism and sonics. The Santa Barbara-self made singer, songwriter, producer and beat maker continues to subscribe to no genre, keeping up with a creative flair while carving out his own unique path in the anti-pop/alternative space.

Japanese masked duo AmPm reunite with top collaborators Michael Kaneko and Nao Kawamura for new single ‘hurt you’, out today

The new song features guest vocals from Michael Kaneko and Nao Kawamura, each of whom have previously collaborated separately with AmPm for a combined total of 47 million plays on Spotify. Having become valued allies of the AmPm camp, Kaneko and Kawamura perform together for the first time on ‘hurt you’.

Galimatias shares lush new single “Laying Low”

On the heels of his summer full-length album release, Renaissance Boy, Danish-born, now LA-based artist Galimatias today shares another lush, smooth single, listen to “Laying Low” –

Of the track, Galimatias shares, “‘Laying Low’ is the introvert’s anthem. For all of those who revel in escaping social obligations.”

“Laying Low” lives out the unassuming nature of its title, with Galimatias content to let his production talents shine through in musically rich glimpses rather than splashy and pretentious statements. Galimatias approaches every element of “Laying Low” with a delicate, deft touch, from the plucking synths that open the track to the jazz-flecked piano towards the middle and the subtle processing laid over his airy vocals.

ANTIBOY Releases “Paradise” Video

Created by 3D artist and designer and Harry’s brother Sam Hains, the “Paradise” video is a metaphor for toxic relationships and drug dependency. Harry personally struggled with both and lost his battle with drug addiction this past January. Like an arcade game, you have to put more and more coins in to continue, and the deeper you get the more stuck you are. You can experience “paradise,” but at a mounting cost. “Paradise” is the next installment of the ANTIBOY universe and continues to illustrate Harry’s prolific vision of a future where we live without labels. Through these artistic creations, ANTIBOY shares his wish for this world – for everyone to live freely and authentically as the person they truly are.

Oklou debuts video for “I didn’t give up on you”

Rising Paris-based producer and singer/songwriter Oklou debuts her video for “I didn’t give up on you” today, animated by Korean artist Ram Han and directed by frequent collaborator Kevin Elamrani-Lince.

The video traverses both fantasy and reality, furthering the element of rebirth that is constant through Oklou’s debut mixtape, Galore, recently out on True Panther / Tap Records.

Emerging artist Aaron Taos debuts new song “Summer’s Gone” featuring Alice Gray today!

“‘Summer’s Gone’ is an ode to summer love. It’s a song about holding on to the last threads of sunlight and the memories of warm, careless romance. Even though the weather has changed, the feelings remain the same and fall festivities of apple picking, football games and hot cider are just a bittersweet reminder of the person you miss most. Alice Gray lends her perspective and beautiful voice to this single,” notes Taos. The track will appear on the deluxe reissue of Taos’ debut album, Birthday Boy, which is set for release on November 20.

MUSIC NEWS: Israeli psychedelic rocker and ‘floating anarchist’ Izakman channels 70’s glam rock and art prog with new single ‘Real Boy’

‘Real Boy’ follows on from his debut UK single ‘Cyber Love’ and is the rock n roll version of Pinocchio, a story about growth and transformation towards self-fulfilment. Israel is going through not only a health crisis but also through a financial-political, social and moral crises, which leads to a total loss of belief in the system and the media. Izakman wishes to inspire and stimulate more optimism with his music. Real Boy was born of a genuine belief in oneself and is about coming out of darkness into light.

Boulevards To Release “Brother!” EP December 18th – Flood Magazine Premieres “Luv n Pain” Video Today

Jamil Rashad, who performs under the name Boulevards, has signed to the New West Records imprint Normaltown Records and is set to release the Brother! EP on December 18th, 2020. The 4-song set was produced and co-written by Blake Rhein, guitarist for the midwestern soul revival outfit Durand Jones & The Indications. A culmination of several years of writing and playing and touring and recording, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based Boulevards’ Brother! EP is about race and reckoning in America, about broken hearts and self-inflicted suffering. It is the most explicitly political record than anything he has done in the past. Its songs draw on the albums Rashad heard growing up while his father was a radio DJ at 88.9 WSHA in Raleigh: early Funkadelic, Sly Stone, Rick James, Curtis Mayfield, and Shuggie Otis, among others. “My dad put me on to that music, and I’ve always been attracted to those artists. That’s who I was inspired by, but I wanted to make it my own, make it Boulevards.”

Boulevards Announces “Brother!” EP, Shares “Luv n Pain” Video

LISTEN: Mindchatter Releases Debut Album Imaginary Audience on Mind of a Genius Records

Today, burgeoning songwriter, vocalist, and indie-electronic producer Mindchatter released his highly anticipated debut album Imaginary Audience, an intricate solo project invigorated by his search to find self-acceptance and a higher purpose. The album is out on Mind of a Genius Records, the breakout label supporting established artists such as ZHU, Gallant, THEY. and more.


The nominees for the “2020 YouTube Streamy Awards,” announced today by dick clark productions (dcp) and Tubefilter, include those who found new ways to entertain audiences (D-Nice’s “Club Quarantine”), global celebrities earning their first nomination (Justin Bieber), rising stars with millions of followers (Addison Rae) and brands that put inclusivity first (Fenty Beauty by Rihanna). The event will stream exclusively on YouTube on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at YouTube.com/Streamys.

9th Annual Nominees & Winners


Today, Ghostemane releases his new album ANTI-ICON. The culmination of all of Ghoste’s musical mutations, the album is the most personal sonic statement he’s been building towards his entire career. The project includes his previously-released singles “AI” and “Lazaretto,” which Kerrang! described as a “genre-blending banger.” ANTI-ICON is the follow-up to Ghostemane’s 2018 album N/O/I/S/E and arrives after his cover stories for Kerrang!, 1883 Magazine, and Alt Press. In tandem with the release of ANTI-ICON, Ghostemane has new merch, including the first commercially available version of his comic book, Dr. Nihil and The Tremendous Blunder, available here now.

REASON Shares “Favorite Ni**a,” the Latest ‘New Beginnings’ Music Video

Mixing heady lyricism with an effortlessly fly demeanor, Top Dawg Entertainment’s REASON has every right to feel cocky. Taking the time to spotlight his myriad accomplishments, REASON shares “Favorite Ni**a,” his new music video. Produced by Kal Banx, “Favorite Ni**a” is elevated by thumping bass drums and a chiming sound effect that recalls vintage video games, leaving plenty of space for REASON to stake his claim: “Ni**as wanna be REAS, tell the truth, I can’t blame a ni**a/Yeah, I’m my favorite ni**a, yeah/And money ain’t change a ni**a.” Shot from REASON’s point-of-view, the new clip finds the rapper taking a midnight trip around L.A. in his boxframe, intensely focused on a mysterious task. The video concludes as the sun rises, and REASON goes about his day unfazed by the previous night’s events.


K-Pop Rookie boy band, CRAVITY, have released a bright and fun choreography video for their funk-based song “Ohh Ahh.” The song comes off their 2nd album, CRAVITY SEASON2. [HIDEOUT: THE NEW DAY WE STEP INTO], which was released back in August. Consisting of 9 members [Serim, Allen, Jungmo, Woobin, Wonjin, Minhee, Hyeongjun, Taeyoung, and Seongmin]; CRAVITY has garnered the title “Super Rookie” over in Korea, due to the success of their debut album, which also hit No. 1 on U.S. @iTunes Top K-Pop Albums chart, making them the first #Kpop rookie group to debut in 2020 to earn this achievement. CRAVITY also recently took home their first Korean Music Show Trophy since their debut, which was only in April of this year.


“I keep talking about this new album being all about frequencies. I carefully chose each person that’s on this album based on how each song needed that person’s specific frequency. You know, that magic that only that person could bring to the song. And “Spicy” was no different. This song needed Post’s frequency. Plus, we were overdue for another hit after “Psycho.” I’m just grateful that he lent his frequency to this song because we DEFINITELY got another one on our hands. Shout out to my brother Posty!”

Matt Nathanson Announces “Farewell December” Holiday LP – Out Friday

This Friday, singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson will release Farewell December, a full LP of festive favorites for the 2020 holiday season. The 12-track set features Matt’s sparkling take on Christmas standards from “Blue Christmas” to “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” — as well as his somber take on Joni Mitchell’s “River.” The album also includes appearances from Canadian singer/songwriter Donovan Woods on “Little Drummer Boy” and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on “Christmas Time Is Here.”


Singer, songwriter and sonic anomaly MUNI LONG returns today with the highly anticipated release of her second single “Breakin Up” – a soft, sultry, mid-tempo ode to ending a relationship that has seemingly ran its course. The Phillip R. Lopez directed video travels with MUNI LONG through evolving scenes exploring depth, tone and a moody texture – a perfect compliment to her already expressive yet intentional fashion prowess.

Outlaw Alt-Folk Group Tejon Street Corner Thieves Release New Acoustic Video For “.44” From New Album “Monarch Sessions”

Colorado Springs outlaw blues and trash-grass pioneers Tejon Street Corner Thieves have officially released their new acoustic album, “Monarch Sessions” across all digital platforms through Liars Club, the label founded by Banjo-attacking murderfolk troubadour Amigo the Devil and indie powerhouse Regime Music Group. To celebrate the launch of the new album, Tejon Street Corner Thieves have premiered their brand new video for “.44” –

Rucci & ALLBLACK Take on the LAPD in “Okay Doeee” Video

Delivering autobiographical rhymes with an alpha dog attitude, Rucci stands up for Inglewood with every breath. Connecting with a fellow Cali rap all-star, Rucci recruits ALLBLACK for “Okay Doeee,” his latest video. Produced by prolific L.A. sound architect Ron-RonTheProducer, “Okay Doeee” is a proudly disrespectful banger, as Rucci and ALLBLACK proudly assert their dedication to running up a bankroll: “It’s brazy all the sh*t I done done in my life/I don’t regret one thing, n****, I’d do it twice,” spits Rucci. In the video, directed by Keoni Mars, the two rappers run a convoluted heist, turning themselves into the L.A.P.D. before taking cash from the evidence locker and heading to an underground casino.

Mississippi Musician Ty Trehern Releasing ‘Dear Dichotomy’ LP This Friday, October 23

Ty Trehern is no stranger to difference. In fact, it’s the concept of difference that fuels his latest musical effort, ‘Dear Dichotomy’, a record filled with the highs and lows of inner emotions learning to co-exist and find their home within the mind of the alternative singer/songwriter from small-town Long Beach, MS. Channeling a wide variety of different influences and embracing his dynamic, high-energy style, Trehern creates something within his music that is as sonically fluid as it is personal.


Today, rising Beaumont Texas based genre-bending, multi-instrumentalist, artist and creative force, Teezo Touchdown shares his latest track and video for “Bad Enough” ft. Thomas Lopez.

The upbeat, anthemic track comes with an accompanying stadium-sized visual that continues in the same alley-way in Beaumont where Teezo has shot visuals for his previous tracks “Rooting For You,” “Careful,” “SUCKA!” and “Strong Friend.’

Harry Hains’ Posthumous ANTIBOY “Paradise” Video Oct 21 & Album Dec 4

Easy Life Share New Track ‘Daydreams,’ From Forthcoming Debut Album

From ‘Nightmares’ into ‘Daydreams’, and Easy Life’s graduation into becoming one of the UK’s biggest new bands to emerge, and undoubtedly poised to break America. Musically lush but lyrically melancholic, ‘Daydreams’ re-imagines an Aretha Franklin favorite (via the guys’ lifelong love of hip-hop and R&B) into a soundtrack of modern-day escapism.