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Rah Swish and Dream Doll Connect for a NSFW NYC Jam

With a bold New York attitude and a booming basso voice, Rah Swish is carrying the flame for Canarsie hip-hop. Recruiting Bronx emcee Dream Doll for a sex positive banger, Rah shares “Watchu Like,” his new single. Riding a beat that gives a drill spin to Timbaland’s beat for Aaliyah’s classic hit “Are You That Somebody?”, ‘Watchu Like” is a down-and-dirty duet, in which Rah and Dream Doll dialogue about keeping their relationship on the down-low: “Tell me watchu like (WOO WOO)/But I need you to keep it discreet,” rhymes Rah. The new single is the Brooklyn rapper’s first since the release of “50 Bars Pt. 4,” a relentless single-verse assault.


Los Angeles based producers Lost Kings release their new track, “Mountains” ft. artist on the rise MASN via Disruptor Records/RCA Records (listen here). The track features Lost Kings signature production sound and will be featured on their upcoming EP It’s Not You.

NAILS: Southern Lord To Release 10th Anniversary Edition Of Unsilent Death LP

Southern Lord is preparing to release the 10th Anniversary edition of Unsilent Death by California’s NAILS on November 27th, with a new track “Enemy” available now via Bandcamp as preorders are activated.

The 10th Anniversary version is the original ten-song album released in 2010, with the addition of three songs from their Obscene Humanity 7″ and two songs from the original Unsilent Death recording sessions which were never released or heard, until now. The original ten tracks from Unsilent Death have not been remixed or remastered. The five additional songs have been remixed by Kurt Ballou and mastered by Nick Townsend. The LP’s packaging remains true to the original but includes an 18″x24″ poster.

Electronic Artist MISHEGAS Signs To Nettwerk; Shares “Untitled” 

Mishegas says, “I spent time in Mexico City with my family one winter and was incessantly listening to Jake McMullen’s cover of Dancing on My Own, Phoenix’s Wolfgang Amadeus, Big Thief, and Clairo while driving through rural parts of the country. Spending lots of time in a car made me want to write a song for that environment; similar to what I was listening to at the time. Once I was back home, the core of the song came about in a few hours. But for something that came about so naturally, it was incredibly difficult to finish. Even the name of the song was just a placeholder. It’s been a long and difficult process, but I’m happy with the fact that it fits into the ambiguous space that I’m trying to explore in my music. I’m not sure if I ever fully had an end vision in mind. Leaving it ‘Untitled’ felt right.”


The Pennsylvania native’s latest track follows an impressive string of singles including “Droptop,” which was produced with Billboard Top 200 producer DJ Chose and co-written with multi-platinum, GRAMMY-winning songwriter London Jae (Cardi B, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Tinashe), as well as his viral hit “Ooo La La” which currently boasts over 20 million streams and has topped the Spotify Viral Charts in multiple countries.

Paul Oakenfold teams up with rap superstar Eve and Baby E for “What’s Your Love Like”

Internationally acclaimed DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold is known for recruiting superstar collaborators for his studio albums – Pharrell, Grandmaster Flash, Perry Farrell and Ice Cube, to name a few. Oakenfold’s forthcoming album, ‘Shine On,’ follows this same trajectory, packed to the brim with star power.

This past summer, the album’s first single was revealed as ‘The World Can Wait’ featuring the voice of Luis Fonsi, an artist most recognized for his work in ‘Despacito’ with Justin Bieber, which has collectively gained over 20 billion streams. Now, Paul Oakenfold embraces his longtime love affair with Hip-Hop on the second single ‘What’s Your Love Like” featuring Grammy Award-winning rapper/actress Eve and emerging rapper/producer Baby E.


Atlantic Records is very proud to announce the signing of superstar producer Mike WiLL Made-It to its historic roster. The multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter-rapper-producer will celebrate with the release of the new single, “What That Speed Bout?! (Feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again & Nicki Minaj),” available now at all DSPs and streaming services –

ARMNHMR Embrace Vulnerabilities on “Fragile (feat. Melanie Fontana)”

On “Fragile,” ARMNHMR are joined by vocalist Melanie Fontana to capture the strength in embracing one’s vulnerabilities and weaknesses. Fontana’s silky vocals float atop shimmering synths and anthemic kicks to produce a harmonic symphony of self-love.

“Fragile is a story about someone who’s spent their life emotionally underneath the surface,” proclaim ARMNHMR. “It was only until they built the courage to be themselves that they actually started loving themselves.”


Critically acclaimed and award-winning producer PAUL EPWORTH announces his collaboration with Sony’s 360 Reality Audio to release his debut album ‘VOYAGER’ through the format, providing listeners an entirely new and immersive way to experience the new album. The 360 Reality Audio album, released via Columbia Records, is available for listening now via 360 Reality Audio-supported streaming services Amazon Music HD*, Deezer, and TIDAL.

360 Reality Audio (video ad link) is an immersive audio experience utilizing Sony’s spatial sound technologies, making it possible for artists and music creators to produce a music experience by mapping sound sources such as vocals, chorus and instruments with positional information and placing them within a spherical space. When listeners hear content produced in the 360 Reality Audio music format, they experience an immersion into sound that closely mimics the omni-directional soundscape of a live musical performance.

Pooh Shiesty Recruits Lil Durk for “Back In Blood”

After releasing “Twerksum,” which quickly racked up nearly 8M views, rising Memphis rapper Pooh Shiesty returns to introduce his latest offering “Back In Blood” feat Lil Durk. The track serves as the first official release from his upcoming debut mixtape. “Back In Blood” is now available for streaming/download on all DSPs here.

Blackout Problems release brand new single ‘BROTHER’

Blackout Problems have released their brand new single ‘BROTHER’, taken from their forthcoming album DARK out January 15th via Sony Music/Music For Nations.

‘BROTHER’ is an upbeat guitar-driven anthem, armed to the teeth with gigantic riffs and even bigger choruses. Blending the energetic intensity of Bring Me The Horizon and Enter Shikari with the melodic potency of Twenty One Pilots, they delve into how relationships change as you grow older and remind us that it’s never too late to reach out.

Atlanta Artist, 5AM Releases New Track “Answer Me” Today

Last summer 5AM teamed up with Grammy award nominated producer TM88 (Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott) for their surprise 9-track collaboration, 5:88. The project, which Fader described as “a slick but bouncy and melodic ode to the short-lived thrills and romantic possibilities of summer nights” garnered recognition from HotNewHipHop, The Source, Hypebeast and more. This summer 5AM will continue to share new music with his fans which includes, NBA superstar Kevin Durant who discovered the rising singer on a blog and showed love for his music via Instagram.

Shadow & The Thrill – New Video “Ready To Roll”

Sugarbowl, the debut album by Shadow & The Thrill was released on August 14TH thru Deko Entertainment. The band is currently riding high off the success of the heavy Blues take of the groundbreaking Gnarls Barkley’s track “Crazy”, which has over 100,000 streams on Spotify and over 60,000 views on YouTube. Fans of Aerosmith, Rival Sons, Dirty Honey, Chris Cornell and guitar legend Gary Moore will gravitate to Shadow & The Thrill’s use of Blues, Rock and the critics are taking notice.

JOHNO LEEROY: Debut Solo Album By Denver Country Artist Sees Release Through Anti-Corporate Music’s The Magnolia Sessions; The Sleeping Shaman Premieres “Bass Boat”

The Magnolia Sessions is a special new series which launched in early September 2020 with an album by Matt Heckler, followed in early October by an album from Jason Dea West. Both albums instantly caught the attention of the scene’s passionate fans and charted on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts. The series showcases bluegrass, dark country, and folk singer/songwriter acts in an intimate outdoor setting at the Anti-Corporate Music/Black Matter Mastering headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Each installment features a different artist, some with additional guest musicians, who performs a live album of sorts, recorded outdoors by a large magnolia tree, as originally seen in Lost Dog Street Band’s “September Doves” video for GemsOnVHS several years ago.

Video Premiere: Johno Leeroy ‘Bass Boat’ – Taken From Debut Solo Album ‘The Magnolia Sessions’


Serena Isioma continues to build buzz in the run-up to her upcoming EP The Leo Sun Sets with stunning new offering Stop Calling The Police On Me. A razor-sharp genre-free cut, Stop Calling The Police On Me serves to cement Serena Isioma as an artist to keep tabs on.


Following the release of their single “Fever” last week, Dua Lipa and Angèle have released the music video for the track today. Directed in London by Clément Durou and Pierre Dupaquier (We Are From LA) the video clip shows the artists out in the streets of London.

Both artists will perform “Fever” together at Studio 2054 on November 27th, the unique live event Dua Lipa announced only days ago. Studio 2054 is a night of original performances featuring guest appearances, dancers, acrobats and other performers.

Artist: Lilamkayo – Track: I’ve Fallen in Love with an Angel

“I’ve Fallen in Love with an Angel” is about my journey from going to the lowest part of my life, last winter, to finding the love of my life. They have showed me how to be happy again, and this is the song i wrote about it. Its more of an electro indie pop vibe, in the styles of Lany or lauv :)

Rising producer Bontruce unveils feelgood debut single ‘Salvation’

Swedish artist Bontruce has dropped his debut single ‘Salvation’, out on Friday 6th November.

An emotion-tinged slice of dance-pop, ‘Salvation’ is a triumphant combination of euphoric piano chords and expertly-sequenced kick drums and Bontruce’s own silky smooth vocals. The end-product is a club track that possesses serious crossover appeal. It follows a recent remix of ‘Be Like That’ by US singer-songwriter Kane Brown featuring Swae Lee & Khalid.


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 unleashes their anxiously awaited new project, DEMONS R US, today.

Birdy Releases ‘Piano Sketches’ EP | Release Comes Ahead of Full-Length Album Out 2021

Featuring recently released tracks “If This Is it Now,” “Island Lights” and “Open Your Heart,” the EP showcases the maturity, honesty, and clarity of Birdy’s beautiful vocals. Lyrically, the EP is undoubtedly Birdy’s most heartfelt yet, featuring her stunningly poetic perspective on growing up, moving on from love lost and learning to find independence – paired with Birdy’s own hand drawn and painted artwork.


The Bonnie Doons Tease Indie-Funk EP with TItle Track ‘The Betweeners’

Already attracting the attention of NME, The Bonnie Doons have enraptured their native Australia and are now setting their sights on introducing the rest of the world to their thrillingly addiction sound, a combination of styles which sees them zipping from alternative 90s sounds through to rap and pop.

Existing in a similar vein to the likes of Ocean Alley, San Cisco and GUM, The Bonnie Doons’ music is effortless and easy to sink into. The band has been writing and performing together since 2017, developing themselves into one of Brisbane’s hardest working new acts. Releasing their debut EP Face to Face last year, they leant into the momentum swirling around the band locally and began work on its follow up, The Betweeners, due out on 20th November.