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JC Stewart’s collab with 220 Kid, ‘Too Many Nights’, has kept the young artist’s profile riding high as he looks set to become one of 2021’s biggest breakthrough artists. Now JC shares his eagerly anticipated debut EP ‘When The Light Hits The Room’, which is out now via Warner Records. It opens with the new single ‘Rest Of My Life’. JC wrote the EP with the BRIT and Ivor Novello Award winner Tom Odell.

LOSS OF INFECTION Release New Official Video For ‘Black Earth’

Hot on the heels of their new EP release Dark Dimension, Korean deathcore group Loss Of Infection have released an official video for the track Black Earth. Loss Of Infection are influenced by Chelsea Gran, White Chapel, Black Tongue, Falsifier, Thy Art Is Murder, Varials, Knocked Loose, etc, music which features the development between death metal and hardcore.

SOUVLAKI releases new single 7LUNGS in anticipation of new EP

After his “Tracks” EP, some singles and collaborations that led the way in his artistic production, Souvlaki announces the release of “Continued Survival”, his second EP, anticipated by the launch of the single 7LUNGS.

The track combines the electronic and ambient sounds that have already become the Italian artist’s trademark with hip-hop and drum&bass influences, in a hybrid between soft atmospheres and grooving rhythm.

Slim Gong lends his voice for some top notch hip-hop phrasing in French, adding another layer and a new contamination to a multifaceted and experimental track, which yet gets to sound spontaneous and balanced.

LISTEN – Rising Pop Starlet SVEA Releases Pity Party EP, Out Today Via Universal Music Sweden

The self-written, six-track project is a candid offering from SVEA where she subtly reveals a vulnerable side. SVEA’s relatable lyrics details the ups and downs of her previous relationships, battling her insecurities and finally accepting self-love. Pity Party EP includes her most honest track ‘I’ll Get Better’, ‘Never Call Me Again’ and pop anthem ‘All My Exes’ along with three brilliant new tracks.


James Bourne is firmly established as a leading songwriter, with a flair for killer hooks and addictive melodies that has catapulted Busted, McFly, the Jonas Brothers and 5 Seconds of Summer into the charts. He demonstrated his masterly command of a completely different style with his recent debut solo single ‘Everyone Is My Friend’ – a song that even earned the praise of Eric Clapton. It was accompanied by a lyric video, which captured images of James with an enviable A-Z of famous friends.

SAINTED SINNERS Feat. Members Of BONFIRE & TYGERS OF PAN TANG Release ‘Standing On Top’ Music Video, First Single Out Now

German heavy rockers, SAINTED SINNERS, have released a music video for ‘Standing On Top’, it’s the first single taken from their new album ‘Unlocked & Reloaded’, which will be released on December 4th via El Puerto Records. The new album is the first with new singer Iacopo “Jack” Meille (TYGERS OF PAN TANG) on vocals. The YouTube video can be viewed here:

London-based rock trio Come At The King release latest track ‘In My Place’

Following a strong 2019, London-based rock and roll three-piece Come at The King are due to release their second studio EP ‘Take To The Streets’ on the 13th November.

Ahead of the EP’s release comes their latest single ‘In My Place’ released today, November 6th.

Come At The King draw their influences from the blues-infused sounds of the early 00’s garage rock revival, blended with the big riffs, hooking choruses and swagger of the mid 90’s Britpop scene.

Tiña release debut album ‘Positive Mental Health Music’ | First-ever LP release from Speedy Wunderground

Today, enigmatic South London band Tiña release their much-anticipated debut album ‘Positive Mental Health Music’. The album follows the band’s two standalone critically acclaimed singles ‘I Feel Fine’ and ‘Dip’, and has seen Tiña earn plaudits across international press and radio – including having their recent single ‘Golden Rope’ added to the BBC Radio 6 Music A-list.

NEW EMO BANGER // Oscar Scheller – “Half Eaten”

London’s Oscar Scheller today releases “Half Eaten,” an emo banger & tribute to his music teacher at school who got him through hard times. Oscar also announces his next album “Boys Cry”

The Last Morrell drops captivating debut EP ‘Sarcasm’

“I love it, absolutely love it!” Jessie Ware, Radio 1

Raised in a small Yorkshire town, emerging artist The Last Morrell has already performed alongside BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Odell and exciting jazz four-piece Ezra Collective, as well as two sold out headline shows, the last at Notting Hill Arts Club, and an intimate set at BBC Introducing Live last year. He also performs as a session musician, joining the likes of Maisie Peters, Lolo Zouai, VC Pines and prodigal talent Caitlyn Scarlett.

James Chatburn Shares Part 1 of Debut LP ‘Faible Teil 1’

A career spanning 5 years and 2 continents has led Berlin-based Australian born, singer, songwriter and producer James Chatburn to the completion of his two part debut LP titled ‘Faible Teil 1’ and ‘Faible Teil 2’ – with Part 1 dropping on November 6th, featuring lead single ‘Why You Gotta Lie’.

Having toured with Jordan Rakei and The Internet, produced for Brooklyn’s rum.gold, released on Majestic Casual and Soulection and collaborated with Australian hip hop legends Hilltop Hoods on their certified Gold single ‘Higher’, 2020 marks the culmination of years of work in a debut LP.

LUNAKAI unveils debut single ‘YOU’

London creative LUNAKAI has dropped his debut single ‘YOU’, out 6th November on his own Masters of Nowhere label.

A fluttering, moody floor filler, ‘YOU’ combines mutated vocal samples, delicate percussion and gentle arpeggios, delivering a track that leaves a lasting impression. LUNAKAI has also created the artwork himself as well as a stunning visualiser to accompany his debut single. ‘YOU’ will feature on LUNAKAI’s forthcoming debut self-titled EP, as will soon-to-be-released single ‘All In’, which has already received airtime on the Diplo & Friends show on BBC Radio 1.

KUU return with infectious new single ‘We’ll Always Have This Dance’

Exciting new trio KUU return with follow-up single ‘We’ll Always Have This Dance’, out 6th November on Diplo’s Warner Records / Higher Ground record label.

Composed of LA-based singer-songwriter Shungudzo and Grammy-winning producers Riton and Alex Metric, ‘We’ll Always Have This Dance’ sees KUU channel the hedonistic beauty of house music’s golden age, combining soul-drenched vocals, euphoric piano chords and pumping kick drums to masterful effect. It follows on from hit debut single ‘How Could I Ever’, a track that has already notched up more than 2 million Spotify streams and counting.

Paul Oakenfold teams up with Eve & Baby E for ‘What’s Your Love Like’

Internationally acclaimed DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold embraces his longtime love affair with Hip-Hop on his brand new single ‘What’s Your Love Like’ featuring Grammy Award-winning rapper/actress Eve and emerging rapper/producer Baby E.

A collision of worlds and genres – Eve’s instantly recognizable vocals kick off the track, with Baby E’s adlibs echoing in the background. ‘What’s Your Love Like’ is an immaculate combination of catchy pop toplines, with a dance bassline and Oakenfold’s signature groove.

Conor Albert releases jazz-flecked new single “Smile” with Alice Auer

Conor Albert & Alice Auer today (6/11/20) release their new single “Smile” via Young Poet Records. Having first met in 2019, they quickly established a creative partnership as well as a firm friendship, bonding over a love of classic jazz and contemporary beat-driven music.

“Smile” is the first single to be taken from a forthcoming collaborative EP (set for release in early 2021) that was written in the spring and recorded across the summer as lockdown restrictions eased. A laid-back and optimistic affair, the song embraces the idea of living in the present, with the listener urged to “just smile” – a welcome philosophy in the context of 2020.

KC Lights remixes Topic & A7S’ hit single ‘Why Do You Lie To Me’ feat. Lil Baby

Scottish DJ & producer KC Lights shares his remix of Topic & A7S’ latest smash ‘Why Do You Lie To Me’ featuring Lil Baby.

Underpinned by pumping kick drums and fluttering synths, the KC Lights remix of ‘Why Do You Lie To Me’ is an enchanting slice of progressive house that maintains the melodic energy of the original. KC Lights is the third act to remix the track, following on from German dance music talents Keanu Silva and twocolors.

New Music: Kornél Kovács Remix of Twenty Committee’s ‘This Town’ – out today

The Swedish dance music aficionado effortlessly preserves the emotive feel to the original whilst adding a dose of his addictive electronic productions throughout. Cutting and looping the vocals, he allows the vocal prowess of Chloe Rodgers to still shine through, adding sweeping synth sounds, warm baselines, and snippets of intricate piano, all intertwine idyllically for an emotive and moving piece.

Kemi Ade Embraces Her Sexuality On Sultry New Single ‘5ADAY’

Recently Kemi has spoken in length about the challenges facing Black Femxle artists in the music industry and is aiming to challenge the narratives set by it. Speaking recently to GUAP Magazine, Kemi says on the current state of the UK industry: “Over here it is so hard to pinpoint all the Black Female leaders within the music industry, we kind of get one and then we are supposed to just see the face of one. Then once that one has had their time, then the following year it repeats. So, we do not get that space to just say OK these are the different narratives of being a Black British womxn.”

Singer-songwriter [@_KemiAde] releases her new EP ‘Drive-Dawn Edition’

Contento’s debut LP of fiery DIY salsapunk is out today!

Contento like to label their music “salsapunk” – smart, witty stuff with a deceptively simple home-made aesthetic. It’s salsa of a kind, but not necessarily as we know it. It could be salsa played by AI robots, but conceived by a duo with the playful sparkle of those Swiss master producer-musicians, Yello. “The sound comes from what we have to hand in order to make the music…”, says the group.

Contento are two expatriate Colombians who like to make people happy. Geneva-based Paulo Olarte is a member of Acid Coco and also behind the El Dragón Criollo and La Jungla monikers, as well as recording under his own name. Former native of Medellín and current resident of Barcelona, Sebastian Hoyos, aka Sano, is a DJ and producer who has released his own brand of minimalist Latin house for the Cómeme label in Berlin, ultra-hip devotees of “the dark side of the mirror ball”. It was in Berlin, at an Eddie Palmieri concert, that the pair met in 2011 and discovered a mutual passion for la salsa. They kept in touch, though it was five years before they took enough time off from their respective projects to explore why and how they wanted to make music together.

Wardown releases debut album on Blu Mar Ten Music

Wardown is not so much a musical album as a diary of smeared memory; an account of physical, temporal, familial, musical and sentimental dislocation.

Created by Technimatic’s Pete Rogers, the self-titled Wardown project uses his childhood home of Luton as a psychological fulcrum upon which he balances feelings of loss and yearning for the town, for now-passed family members and for the music of his youth which inextricably bound these things together.


A decade into his career and Donovan Woods’ songwriting remains wholly invested in exploring the human condition as he mines small moments to find greater truths. Donovan Woods’ new album, Without People, is alive with intimacy and connection at a surreal time when we’re all in desperate need of both. The album is available today everywhere.

Today Tunng Releases New LP, New Music Video & Rough Trade Release Day Event

Tunng’s ambitious multimedia album DEAD CLUB is out now, and to celebrate the release, the band have shared the beautiful video accompaniment to latest focus track “Scared To Death,” directed by Sam Steer and featuring home-shot clips from the band.

The video deals with memory and the subtle connections the mind makes. kind of literally through the use of snippets of home video and more metaphorically via the medium of dance and abstracted shapes. – Sam Steer

UNSEEN FAITH present their fourth single ‘The Perfect Human’

The Aarhus-based deathcore outfit UNSEEN FAITH are ready with another banger! Today they present their fourth and last single ‘The Perfect Human’, before releasing their sophomore album ‘Evoke’ on the 13th of November. With a guest performance by Andreas Bjulver of rising stars CABAL (DK) you’re in for a single with lots and lost of energy, heavy guitar riffs and neck-wrecking breakdowns – watch the accompanying music video above.

“The Perfect Human is about not being blinded by what is shiny and beautiful. It’s all fairytales which fuel a never-ending chase for popularity, money and attention. Jump off the hamster wheel before it weighs you down”, vocalist Alexander Eriksen explains.

Amy Montgomery releases reflective new track ‘Old Photographs’

Amy Montgomery has shared her new single, a gloriously emotional live version of her song ‘Old Photographs’, the latest track to be taken from her forthcoming debut EP, Intangible, out on November 20th.

A reflective, poignant and powerful aura surrounds Amy as she delivers a stunning and impassioned vocal performance. Accompanied by a piano and nothing more, and shot in Belfast’s Harty Room at Queens University, ‘Old Photographs’ presents her distinctive voice as she flows in and out of focus, dancing around the soul-stirring atmosphere and filling every ounce of the empty space with an ethereal, captivating sincerity.

Wugo | New single “Drag Me to the Sun” is out

Wugo is a singer, producer ans pop artist with a unique and recognizable sound. At once sublime and melancholic, sweet and intoxicating, simple and complex. Following the « French Touch » wave, he continues to build his own identity where storms and sunshine go hand in hand.

His new track « Drag Me To The Sun » evokes this light to which he is attached, however tiny, remains full of hope. Accompanied with an animated video directed by Maxime Bernasconi, this new single will take you away from the dark and pessimistic sides of life, to carry you towards sunnier days.

Martin Smoge shares atmospheric new single “Look North” | OUT TODAY

Having made a name for himself in his native Norway as a composer for film and a producer for other artists, Martin Smoge is finally releasing a debut album close to a decade in the making. A Long Tale of Life is the appropriately-titled record, and the first single from it – out today – is the stunning composition “Look North”.

Ready for broadcast… Made It Bigger from Canadian soul / RnB artist Senior

Senior is inspired by reality. A whole 99.9% of his lyrics come from real-life experiences from his roller coaster of a life. All of that, he has channeled in a natural and effortless way.

Senior believes in human connection as a fundamental need which is why his lyrics touch the very core of a large, international audience with their relatability. He
believes in love above all. His music connects people on a soul level, and the artist could not be happier about that.