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New > Andrew Ashong & Kaidi Tatham Share New Single > ‘Sankofa Song’ > Out Today > listen here

A chance DJ set in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with British Ghanaian soul artist Andrew Ashong on the decks, and UK broken beat legend Kaidi Tatham jamming along on synths and flute, was the crux of their new collaborative EP ‘Sankofa Season’, released 13th November. ‘Sankofa Song’ is the new single to be taken from the EP, and follows up the first cut ‘Washed In You’.

Wytch Hazel Unveil New Music Video “Spirit and Fire”

British soaring hard rock sect, Wytch Hazel, releases its shimmering new album, ‘Wytch Hazel III: Pentecost’, today via independent underground label Bad Omen Records (Satan’s Satyrs, Spell). Recorded by ex-Purson multi-instrumentalist Ed Turner, the quadruple-tracked record imbues a rich, anthemic late night drivetime vibe, passionately embracing the most high-end, smash-hit classic rock and heavy metal circa its late 1970’s heyday. ‘Wytch Hazel III: Pentecost’ succeeds the band’s 2018 sophomore release, ‘II: Sojourn’, and 2016 debut, ‘Prelude’, glorified by Under the Radar as “an invocation of rock and roll at its purest and, more specifically, of all that made the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the late ’70s so special”.


Silly Boy Blue reveals her brand new single “Goodbye” today, Friday 30th October 2020. Silly Boy Blue (real name, Ana Benabdelkarim) is an indie pop singer from Nantes, France who was recently snapped up by Columbia France. This brand new single follows up Ana’s previous offering – the delicate and hypnotic “Hi, It’s Me Again” – and further develops her signature as an artist who is split beautifully between glam goth, emo and bedroom pop. “Goodbye” shows a poppier side to the young musicians’ talent; Ana’s vocals shine and soar with the yearning lyrics, whilst the production holds a melodic, pulsing beat.

Caroline Kingsbury Announces Debut LP, Shares “Fall In Love”

Today, Caroline Kingsbury announces her debut album Heaven’s Just a Flight, due out April 16th 2021 via Fortune Tellers music. The lead single off the record, Kingsbury shares “Fall In Love” via Atwood alongside the Minh Pham-directed official music video premiered by Cool Hunting. In an exclusive interview with Gay Times, Kingsbury describes her album, the inspiration behind her music, and her own experiences with falling in love.

Interview: Caroline Kingsbury Presents an Album That Would Make Madonna Proud


Continuing an unbelievable run in 2020, gold-certified Memphis, TN rapper and Heavy Camp leader Blac Youngsta unleashes a new single and music video entitled “I Met Tay Keith First” [feat. Lil Baby & Moneybagg Yo].

TYPHOON IS BACK. (new single out today!)

Portland’s indie-rock outfit Typhoon make a surprise return today with their new single & video “Welcome to the Endgame”. The band’s frontman Kyle Morton, who penned the track, shared this message alongside the video:

“Strange times are becoming normal. Try to resist that. Vote. Take part in the politics of responsibility. Remember that being good is a choice you make, not a thing you are.”


Few artists have managed to build the enduring legacy that Tion Wayne has. In the space of just a few short years, his reach and influence on British rap has permeated almost every aspect of UK music culture. With four Top 10 singles so far and over 500M streams across platforms, his legacy thus far points to an artist that is not just a titan of his scene, but also a unique figurehead that is able to transcend specialist culture and dominate mainstream spaces.


Affirming themselves as the most dangerous dynamic duo in the game, critically acclaimed Cleveland rapper Doe Boy and iconic GRAMMY® nominated and multiplatinum Atlanta super producer and 808 MAFIA Founder and CEO Southside unleash their latest collaborative single and music video entitled “Tweakin” [feat. Future].

Uschi Tala Announces New Album, Shares Epic Video for “Warriors of Darkness, Wielders of Light”

B.C. multi-instrumentalist and looping artist Uschi Tala is releasing a new video for “Warriors of Darkness, Wielders of Light,” an epic, dark fantasy and visual metaphor on the conflict between nature and man, marginalization and aggression. The track appears on their forthcoming debut full-length album, Between the Veil, which is set for release on November 13.

Ukrainian Rock Outfit SINOPTIK Release New Single + Music Video for “Black Soul Man”

Lead singer Dmitriy Afanasiev talks about his experience of moving to Kiev.

“We had to leave our home and move to Kiev, and this where we as native Ukrainians were treated as some sort of second class citizens. So many people like us were segregated and oppressed just on the basis of the city of origin, where we were born. We were told that we are different and it’s our fault the war started. We were faced with radical social segregation and inequality, in our own country with people of the same race. We do understand that this oppression is initiated and supported by politicians, but society is now responsible for this too”


Following up recent single midnight thoughts, LA-based newcomer Artemis Orion reveals stunning new offering you are your own home, a stellar electronic indie offering showcasing beautiful vocals over sparkling electronic beats.

Gary Barlow Releases New Track ‘Incredible.’

The 80-piece orchestra shine bright on this upbeat ode to love as the brass section complements the rhythmic bass alongside Gary’s unmistakable vocals. ‘Incredible’ beautifully nods to the orchestral and big band music which captured Gary’s imagination and led to ‘Music Played By Humans’, an album of original compositions.

Bladee and Mechatok team up for “Drama”

Swedish artist Bladee and Berlin producer Mechatok unveil their new single and video for “Drama,” out today on YEAR0001.

Following 2019’s one-off single “All I Want,” “Drama” finds the pair exploring themes of love and loss through deceptively simple musical forms. On the one hand, the narrative is utterly familiar – pop songs about drama have been written before, and they will certainly be written again. On the other hand, “Drama” couldn’t have been written by anyone else.


On the release of the project, Mishaal shares: “I’ve come from the most unlikely of places and yet I find myself in an even more unlikely place. Thank you for giving me strength to hit the ground running and I hope I can do the same for you. Let’s see what ups, downs, twists and turns this ride called life throws our way.”

Sword Beach Release New Track “Happy Pills (feat. Karra)” Today

SWORD BEACH is more than just a project; it’s an outlet for a world-renowned artist who has tasted every part of fame and wants to express it…even the indigestion. Coming from various sonic corners, it’s a hip-hop project, but brilliantly flipped, punctuated with real life experiences. That’s the only lens SWORD BEACH can speak from. Maybe it wasn’t intended at first, but calling himself SWORD BEACH is accurate, as Jared Watson fought a few mental wars in his day. Now it’s time to tell the story. “I just wanna do some different shit,” he says confidently. “The freeway is so clogged, but I just see this huge open lane. Sure, it’s the emergency lane for some, but I just wanna take that for myself.”

King Von Shares “The Code” Video ft. Polo G from Welcome To O-Block

King Von shares “The Code,” the latest video from his brand new Welcome To O-Block album. “The Code” is the first-ever collaboration between King Von and fellow Chicago rising star Polo G. Both emcees demonstrate their superlative narrative abilities and keen eyes for detail over a dramatic piano-led instrumental from JTK & DJ Ayo. Directed by DrewFilmedIt, the video for “The Code” finds Von and Polo executing a digital heist and drawing their enemies to an undisclosed location for some street justice.

Gillian Heidi Releases New Single “Wonderin’ (ft. Michael Christmas)”

Rising pop singer-songwriter Gillian Heidi is revealing her new single, “wonderin’ (ft. Michael Christmas),” out today on all streaming platforms. Beyond The Stage exclusively premiered the single, describing it as “a hint of Billie Eilish meets Halsey.”

Inspired by the buzzing local music scene in her hometown of Boston, MA, Heidi tapped fellow Bostonian Michael Christmas for her new single. “I’ve actually been a fan of Michael [Christmas] for a while,” Heidi writes, “I absolutely love his style and how creative it is.” Christmas’ buoyant, playful rap verse brings an exciting and unexpected element to Heidi’s melancholic dark-pop stylings on “wonderin’,” a song that tackles relationship insecurity.


The divine pairing of Tim James and Antonina Armato – collectively known as Rock Mafia – has added their creative genius to the music of stars like Migos, Karol G, Eminem, Quavo, Snoop Dogg, BTS, and Mariah Carey to name a few, while also garnering critical acclaim for their own music.


Heralded by an enticing countdown with fans, R&B songstress Ayanis has announced today’s release of her eagerly awaited new EP, YANI. Her second EP follows 2018’s DIRECTION, this time featuring guest spots from acclaimed names such as Wiz Khalifa, A Boogie, Jack Harlow, Mulatto, Queen Naija and Vedo.

Andrew Delaney shares new single “Feels Like It’s True”

Arlington singer, songwriter, and storyteller Andrew Delaney shares his new single “Feels Like It’s True” ahead of his upcoming album ‘The Villain Is Right’ in early 2021. “Feels Like It’s True” takes its time approaching love, but over time Delaney works through romantic baggage and slowly opens himself up to love amidst the uncertainties of doing so. Soft arpeggiated guitar chords and subtle drums introduce the track as Delaney’s resounding vocals cut through the hushed instrumentals. That energy is matched at the chorus when cinematic, syrupy strings blossom through.

Exclusive Premiere: Stream Andrew Delaney’s New Single “Feels Like It’s True”

Sarah Buxton To Release New EP Signs Of Life On November 20th

“I always wanted to make a record that would live in somebody else’s world the way a Joni Mitchell record does in mine,” says Sarah Buxton about her new EP, Signs Of Life. “I always felt like Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks were my older sisters, walking with me, lifting my chin up and saying, ‘You got this.’” While Buxton may not be a household name just yet, she’s long established that kind of musical relationship with a hilariously long list of Nashville’s most popular and prolific artists, contributing her songs and her voice, oftentimes together, to records from the likes of Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Harry Connick Jr., Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Martina McBride, and many others. On November 20th, Buxton will share her voice and her songs with the world with the release of Signs Of Life, her first solo album in almost a decade.


Of “DRUGS”, Tai states: “DRUGS” is transparent and honest. I wanted to give people a glimpse at my personal experience. Plus, you get to hear some juicy 808’s.

DJ E Clyps Returns with album ‘Vintage Future II’

DJ E-Clyps returns with his third studio album entitled, Vintage Future II, out now via Blacklight Music

In traditional DJ E-Clyps fashion, this album is a kaleidoscope of styles ranging from the smooth & melodic to the dark and trippy. DJ E-Clyps takes us through his roots in hip-hop, house, funk and electro, it’s a reminder of what makes him such a singular voice in dance music.

YUNGBLUD Shares Video For Stripped Back Version Of New Single “cotton candy”

Co-written by Dominic Harrison (YUNGBLUD), Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Chris Greatti, Zakk Cervini and Omer Fedi, Variety calls “cotton candy” a “killer pop song.” Singer /songwriter/multi-instrumentalist YUNGBLUD (aka Dominic Harrison) recently revealed details for his full-length sophomore album. Described as a coming-of age album, weird! is available for pre-order now.

Dinner Party feat. Cordae, Phoelix & Snoop Dogg “Freeze Tag” video

Dinner Party delivers a timely and ultimately disquieting video for their song “Freeze Tag” featuring Cordae. The standout single first saw visual treatment around Dinner Party’s debut summer album release and this reimagined version featuring Cordae, Phoelix & Snoop comes off their just released follow-up, Dinner Party: Dessert. The video for “Freeze Tag” mirrors the track; a melodic combination of expert playing and upbeat production juxtaposed by lyrics about the Black plight against systemic racism and police brutality in America. Directed by Elliott Sellers & Dinner Party and shot in the Crenshaw neighborhood of LA with an all local cast of residents, the video explores a painfully familiar narrative – showing that just even simply existing and celebrating life, the Black community is constantly & unjustly under the surveillance of authorities, ultimately leading to the horrifying news that is heard daily now in America.

The Only Ocean share new song “Wasted Days,” a dark alternative rock track on Side Hustle Records

Rising Los Angeles atmospheric alternative rock quartet, The Only Ocean are excited to share their new track “Wasted Days” today via Side Hustle Records. “Wasted Days” is the second single, following the first, “Watch It Fall” from their upcoming LP expected to be released in 2021.

Kino Motel’s “Waves” Music Video

Melbourne-based grit-pop duo KINO MOTEL share the official music video for their debut single “Waves.” Flaunt Magazine premiered the kung fu-inspired video that forms the first of an adventurous series that will see Kino Motel take their action duo dreams around the globe. Featuring a rooftop Kung fu master and a villain with strange demands, the video takes you on a journey through the gritty backstreets of Bangkok. Having shot “Waves” in Thailand, in future the second single from Kino Motel takes us to Vietnam, the third in the series to Australia, with more to come.

Babygirl – “EASY” Single & Video Out Now

Babygirl’s pop songs with sad guitars have independently amassed over 3 million organic streams to receive acclaim from Noisey, Stereogum, High Snobiety, and more. Accomplished songwriters who also recently co-produced Lauv’s “Canada ft. Alessia Cara,” Babygirl trojan horse clever lyrics and vast musicality into airy pop songs – anchoring them in palpable emotion to provide a release that can soothe listeners by expressing feelings that they may not have been able to express on their own.

MISSIO Releases “Roman Empire” Video – ‘Can You Feel The Sun’ Out Now

Following the release of their brand-new studio album Can You Feel The Sun – which has already accrued 5+ MILLION streams – last week, Austin, TX duo MISSIO dropped the official music video for their powerful track “Roman Empire” today. A commentary on today’s political climate, “Roman Empire” allowed MISSIO’s Matthew Brue and David Butler the theraputic chance to shed some of the angst and preconceived notions they’ve held, ultimately landing them both in a healthier and clearer headspace.


Despite his jam-packed schedule, NDJ has spent considerable time in recent months working on an array of original new music like “Catch A Body (123),” with additional tracks to be unveiled soon.

Still Woozy Shares Performance Of His Track “Window”…From His Jacuzzi

At the top of the year Still Woozy, born Sven Gamsky, marked his return with his quirky pop single “Window.” The track amassed recognition from Ones To Watch, NME, Earmilk who referred to “Window” as “infatuating” and more. Today the breakout artist shares a true-to-himself, fun-loving performance of his charming song live from his jacuzzi. Watch HERE.

Sonic Adventurousness and Experimental Georgian Folk on “Run,” the New Song from Nainnoh

“Run,” which features internationally renowned multimedia artist, composer, and sound designer John Sully playing a traditional, recorder-like Georgian instrument known as the Salamuri, seeks escape from toxicity.

Thomm Jutz releases “In This House” video

Thomm Jutz has released a video for “In This House,” from his album To Live In Two Worlds Volume 2, after a premiere by Bluegrass Today.

Video Premiere: In This House from Thomm Jutz

Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws shares self-directed video for new political single

Recorded and produced by Caws himself at his home studio, the song was created for the Rough Trade Publishing compilation Talk – Action = Zero, Vol. 2, which enlisted artists to write songs relevant to the current state of the world. Profits from the single will be donated to the ACLU.


“Vice City,” “Never” and the previously released “All White” are the first releases from the rapper following his critically acclaimed project from earlier this year, Anyways, which included the standout “Blue Cheese Salad.”

New Zealander Emily Edrosa’s ‘Carrie’-inspired video

New Zealand songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Emily Edrosa just shared “NCEA,” a biting new single + video today off upcoming album Another Wave Is Coming (out Nov 20 via Park the Van). Named after New Zealand’s high school diploma, the track finds Edrosa comparing herself to classmates with a Carrie inspired video — just in time for Halloween.

JESHI – “Mask On” – single out now

“Mask On” is the latest release from UK rapper JESHI; his first one-off release since dropping his acclaimed BAD TASTE EP earlier this year.

The song/video is out now on Because Music with production credits from Pullen & Tev’n. The new visuals are directed by Walid Labri.

“Mask On” initiates a sonic discussion of the many ways in which we all wear a metaphorical mask; a notion that spans the concept of masculinity and vulnerability as well as material desires and emotion. When the world is too busy wearing its own mask, how can we be seen and heard?

REO CRAGUN Releases New Single “All The Way” – ‘Beam Me Up’ EP Coming Soon

An eclectic, versatile musician who can perform on all instruments, Reo has amassed more than 50 million Spotify streams and collaborates with some of the world’s premiere DJs across alternative, R&B, hip-hop, and EDM. Growing up surrounded by nature and the elements in Washington state, he honed his musicianship early listening to a diverse array of artists including Green Day, Linkin Park, Kid Cudi, The Notorious B.I.G and Eminem.

Autumn Nicholas shares powerful ode to better days on “Back When”

“Back When” serves as a reminder of how quickly life can change and highlights the little things we take for granted each day. It feels especially relevant in our current climate with social distancing and lockdowns around the country. The lyrics almost seem to harken back to the days when we could walk hand-in-hand and spend intimate time with the ones we love. Musically, a sparse, piano-driven arrangement highlights her soaring vocals and raw emotion.

Premiere New Music: Autumn Nicholas – “Back When”