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‘Wasteland’ represents the culmination of their extensive influences and DIY ethos. It’s an explosive blend of larger-than-life pop hooks, West Coast hip-hop, booming dub and Middle-Eastern flavoured melodies. Lyrically, it’s a post-apocalyptic road trip that simmers with charismatic rhymes and punky disillusionment.

As with everything they create, LOWLIFE wrote, produced and mixed ‘Wasteland’ entirely independently. Comprising Liam Haygarth, Nathan Mortimer, Harry Todd and Jordan Cardy, LOWLIFE operate out of a dilapidated studio lock-up on a farm in Essex.

Skope News x Dance System ‘Where’s The Party At?’ mixtape

Today [Thursday 19th November] James Connolly aka Dance System shares his highly anticipated new mixtape Where’s The Party At?. Out now on digital and cassette tape, the inaugural release on the newly formed System Records is a 20-track collaborative project featuring a star studded lineup of artists including India Jordan, Hudson Mohawke, A-Trak, Herbert, Shadow Child, Sally C, Cromby, Big Miz, Lauren Flax, DJ Deeon, Absolute, Alex Virgo, Hugo Paris and more.

Hoger has just released his new single “Same Mistakes”

To understand what an incredible feat it is for someone like Hoger to pursue a career within music we must go back in time… to a period when Hoger was a young boy that could not speak yet he could sing. He sang and danced on tabletops to the delight of his parents and the rest of the family who didn’t think much of it. He was a cute kid, a born entertainer, but no one ever expected him to do anything with his talent. In fact no one would allow it.


Today, Amsterdam based artist, rapper, producer Zanillya shares her stunning new cut ‘Sacrifices’. The first track to come from her upcoming and highly anticipated, debut EP ‘Choose Life’. Co-produced with long time collaborator Humphrey Dennis, ‘Sacrifices’ was born from a place of reflection and inner strength.

October Drift release brilliant video for ‘Naked’

The video premiered with Clash who said, “October Drift’s ‘Naked’ as a beautiful statement… Switching between intimacy and the anonymity of broader landscapes, it’s a highly effective clip.”

Similarities to the Artic Monkeys, Four Crooks, Release New Indie Rock EP ‘Black Magic’

Taking lockdown as their cue to gather their thoughts and collective talents in a remote farmhouse to write and record their new EP, the Telford, West Midlands-based Four Crooks are now unleashing the results to the world. Black Magic, consisting of the title track plus Feel Alright and Paranoia captures the raw urgency and gritty realness of the likes of Black Keys and early Arctic Monkeys yet has a power and potency all of its own, introducing a band who have dealt with both the law and their own demons to perfectly hone their craft.

Harry Jay-Steele Shares Afrobeat Dance Video for ‘Not Quite Like This’

“The lyrical content of the song is about not being able to be defined/captured in the same way more than once. “See me as you hear my Now, ‘cos you won’t hear it again, Not quite like this” For this music video, I wanted to capture this message and feeling in the medium of dance. The song is deeply inspired by afrobeat and African rhythm so I chose to work with Moshood Azeez, an incredible British Nigerian dancer, who got behind song and perfectly translated its emotions into movements. The video was shot on the famous Hackney marsh football field which contains around 82 pitches. The staggering number of goals appear like an elaborate minimalist installation interweaving and overlapping in different ways depending on your point of view. I wanted to manipulate and capture this in the film as a backdrop for an incredible dancer. I didn’t want it to be overly complicated. I just wanted to focus on the dance and the setting”.

New Music From Gryffin & Audrey Mika “Safe With Me” Out Now On Darkroom/Interscope Records

With its dreamy groove and lush guitar tones, “Safe With Me” finds Gryffin building a bright and beautiful sonic world around Audrey Mika’s tender expression of longing. The track centers on a sweetly spellbinding vocal performance from the 20-year-old artist, who’s previously made waves with hit singles like “Y U Gotta B Like That.”

Sia Announces New Album

Today nine-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum artist Sia announces her eighth studio album Music – Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture out February 12th via Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic. The album announcement is heralded by new single “Hey Boy” written by Sia, Jesse Shatkin and KAMILLE –


Today, L.A.-based artist/producer Gryffin shares his new single “Safe With Me,” featuring rising star Audrey Mika. Released via Darkroom/Interscope Records, “Safe With Me” is a heart-on-sleeve love song that’s both confessional and irresistibly catchy.

With its dreamy groove and lush guitar tones, “Safe With Me” finds Gryffin building a bright and beautiful sonic world around Audrey Mika’s tender expression of longing. The track centers on a sweetly spellbinding vocal performance from the 20-year-old artist, who’s previously made waves with hit singles like “Y U Gotta B Like That.”

Jose Feliciano Celebrates 50 Years of Holiday Classic “Feliz Navidad”; Partners with Amazon

Today Anthem Records released global icon José Feliciano’s newly reimagined re-recording of his bilingual hit holiday song, “Feliz Navidad” titled “Feliz Navidad 50th Anniversary (FN50)”. Produced by Grammy award-winning international producer, Rudy Pérez, José and 30 artists and celebrities from around the world remotely joined forces to create this special celebratory track of his timeless holiday classic. See below for the full star-studded list of guest artists and celebrities. The Amazon Original “Feliz Navidad 50th Anniversary (FN50)” is available now exclusively on Amazon Music.


Today, Ghostemane shares a new video for “Hydrochloride,” taken from his latest album ANTI-ICON. The visual is directed by Poppy and arrives on the heels of their joint cover on Alternative Press. The video is also the third from the album following “AI” and “Lazaretto,” which Kerrang! described as a “genre-blending banger.”

Poppy and Ghostemane raise hell to defy genres for a combined cover

Roxo’s “Roxtar” Official Music Video

On top of the amazingly shot video, “Roxtar” has already been gaining major industry attention when the song recently won 1st place and a $1000 cash prize, on the online live song review Saturday contest judged by Dooney Battle (Lil Pump’s Manager), YK Osiris, Blac Chyna, and King Bach. That resulting win captivated the attention of these and other prominent individuals in the music industry giving Roxo added assurance that his song has the sonics and potentials to become a massive hit record.


An artist who ventures between ideas of futurism, sci-fi and human emotion, GLOR1A pushes the intersectionalities of technology and reality within her sonic output. Dystopian, curious and heartfelt, her twisted take on Pop/R&B resides in an outlying, other-worldly realm of reality. After an impressive debut on GAIKA’S The Spectacular Empire label (distributed via Warp Records) in 2019, GLOR1A announces her next single “JUICE,” taken from her upcoming EP DRONE, is set to be released on November 19th, “JUICE” is a smoky love song from the future created by revered producer Epic B based in NYC; its release is accompanied with a video created by visionary collaborator Claire Arnold.

Italian Gothic Doom Metal Band HADAL Release Lyric Video For “Stormcrow”

Italian Gothic Doom Metal band HADAL release lyric video for “Stormcrow”, the track is taken from upcoming album “December” which will be released on December 5th by Planet K Records!

The Sonder Bombs release ‘The One About You’ from forthcoming new album ‘Clothbound’

For those wondering where The Sonder Bombs beachside manner has been all this time, the shimmering rays of The One About You will satisfy. For the first time in the band’s catalog, ambience is placed above adrenaline. The ukulele that has propelled so many of their most venomous moments is defanged here for a short, yet sparkling romance that offers a pillowy alternative to the Bombs’ tough love.

60 East x Phil The Pain

Music Connection Magazine’s Hot 100 Artist 60 East returns with Producer Phil The Pain with a Music Video for their Movie motivated release “Snatch”. Inspired by the Guy Ritchie film, the duo switch up their soulful, jazzy sound that we have come to love them for and went with a more modern, lofi approach with the beat. 60 also switched up his rapping style to a slower, more melodic pace. Make sure to check out “Snatch” on all digital streaming platforms.

Lael Neale shares “For No One For Now” official video/single

Lael Neale is sharing an official video for new single “For No One For Now,” an uptempo lament set in Didion’s Los Angeles. The disco drum track of the Omnichord calls to mind the agitated beat of driving fast on the freeway against the backdrop of the San Fernando Valley with its bent palms. Lael offers this, “I’ve always loved these stretches of road where the magic of the city seems hemmed in by the mundane.” The song contrasts romantic idealizations with the banality of folding sheets and toasting bread. “For No One For Now” is available worldwide on all DSPs from Sub Pop.

Family Dinner bring ‘90s rock vibes on “You’re So Cool” single + video

Today, Long Beach, NY rock band Family Dinner shared their new single and video “You’re So Cool.” Taking cues from acts like Hole, The Cranberries, and Dinosaur Jr., the track is filled with punk-pop sensibilities courtesy of vocalist Natalie Simonelli and fuzzed-out guitars to match. Lyrically, “You’re So Cool” tells the tale of a couple on the run after committing murder, inspired by ’90s crime films like True Romance and Natural Born Killers. Alongside the release of the single, the band is partnering up with Bright Eye Beer Co. to produce a limited-edition “You’re So Cool” IPA, a crushable, summertime flavor available exclusively at the Long Beach brewery this weekend.

Wild Pink share new single “You Can Have It Back”

Today, Wild Pink are sharing another track from their highly-anticipated new album, A Billion Little Lights, out on Royal Mountain Records on February 19th, 2021. “You Can Have It Back”, featuring the delicate harmonies of Ratboys’ Julia Steiner, is a strolling, languid slice of Americana with an irrepressible earworm of a vocal hook, and comes off the back of last month’s “The Shining But Tropical”, which earned the number 1 song of the week honors from Stereogum who described it as “a waking dream into which John Ross whispers grownup lullabies,” and saw plaudits from outlets like Pitchfork, FADER, MTV, NPR, Paste and Uproxx.

Touché Amoré Share Video for “Lament” via The FADER

“The original concept centered around being used up and tossed aside over and over again until you’ve had enough. Told through the story of earth and clay, pot and plant, the interplay between a lifeform and vessel, constraint versus freedom, nourishment and depletion via a symbiotic relationship,” explains the band’s guitarist and resident art director Nick Steinhardt. “The poetic and dark nature of Sujin Kim’s work immediately resonated with me, and it became clear from our initial conversations about words and meaning that a conceptual approach was just as important as the overall aesthetic. Aside from the time-intensive nature of CGI itself, we began diving into my initial treatment, discussing lyrical themes on a deep intellectual level. We touched on topics ranging from the Japanese art of ceramic repair to the unusual flora and peeling bark of rare trees from Mexico and Socotra.”

Mayday Parade Releases Ominous New Music Video for “I Can Only Hope”

The video was directed by longtime collaborator Guadalupe Bustos and opens on a fall day with a powerful quote from H.P. Lovecraft. In the video, each of band members – Derek Sanders, Brooks Betts, Alex Garcia, Jake Bundrick, and Jeremy Lenzo – appear to be running from something – though the audience can’t be sure what that is. The song was written about a time of fear and uncertainty for drummer Jake Bundrick, who says: “‘I Can Only Hope,’ simply put, is about my father. He recently had some medical issues in Georgia and being that I live in California, I felt so far away. The song is about being terrified. It’s about that uncertainty whether someone will pull through something so difficult. It’s about the unknown that follows all of it and never forgetting the sounds or senses of the moment when you received the news.”