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Artist: Dr. Tik x R2R -Track: Rêve éveillé

Dr. Tik x R2R burst onto the music scene earlier this year with their debut single: ‘Voyage’. The duo’s eclectic style has been described as a “culmination of their evolution after meeting master KAIO, several passages on Namek, visiting a multitude of universes and a practice that goes as far as pushing the limits of the human body”. With a desire to create music that is “positive while reflecting human madness in all its splendour”, Dr. Tik x R2R amalgamate a variety of stylistic elements from various genres to form their unique and original sound; reflecting their creative compositional talent.


The track proudly puts his singular style on display, integrating “booty-shaking kick drums and 808s” within a traditional twang. Leo’s dad rips on the harmonica as acoustic guitar rustles up gratitude during a hummable hook dedicated to the friends and family who inspired him to bring his dream to life. The accompanying music video reflects the warmth of the lyrics and message.

Immigration Unit release their intense single and video «Wasting Mornings»

Borders? They’re not existing for Immigration Unit. If you ask them about their origin, they’ll first tell you Pangea, which used to be the original continent.

In their homebase in Basel, however, they are – in normal times – rarely to be found. Instead, Immigration Unit prefer to tour Europe, sometimes with a side trip to Japan, like a few years ago, while playing support shows for the likes of Archive (UK), Birdpen (UK) or Evelinn Trouble (CH).

CODE NOIR: EP ‘Jack of All Spades’ of Greek/Swedish hard rock/metal act out now

Greek/Swedish hard rock/heavy metal two-piece Code Noir released their EP, Jack of All Spades. Out on November 13th via Leviaphonic Records, this five-song EP speak of the darkness of the human psyche, drawing from Michael T’s (principal songwriter, vocals, guitars, and bass) personal experiences and insight as a professional psychologist.

Paul Jacks Shares Video, by Master Horror Animator Eric Power, for “The Hunger”

Following up on his critically acclaimed second solo album, In Other Words, multi-instrumentalist and Alaskan, Paul Jacks, explores solitude and his identity in an ever-changing world. The backdrop for his new album, Black Jackal, is an apocalyptic world and its aftermath. Drawing from Egyptian mythology, Jacks takes on a futuristic persona with Black Jackal to explore the transition to the afterlife. According to the writer, the album represents our “journey into the dark to discover the light which has the power to transform us.” The album is full of syncopated synths, electronic pianos, orchestra and brass sections, lush pads, echoey backing tracks, dark harmonies, and a hybrid of live and electronic drums played by both Jacks and Dan Konopka (OK Go). Jacks brings his listeners into a futuristic existential crisis and takes them on a musical journey that touches all of the senses.

FARER: Dutch doom/noise trio releases their debut album “Monad”

FARER create an imposing discord of severe, caustic bass textures, harrowing vocals and winding drums. The band, featuring members of Ortega, was originally founded as MENHIR in 2013, but chose FARER as their new moniker mid 2019, after spending two and a half years of writing and recording their debut record “Monad”. By taking time to further explore the possibilities of being a band with two bass players and the absence of a guitar, the record exhibits the bands evolution into a new entity thoroughly. Meaning, carefully crafted, drawn-out, oppressive and compelling songs.

Aaron Gillespie Joins DVDDY on Electro-Screamo Track “Goodbye”

DVDDY, an EDM and post-hardcore artist with a stunning dad bod, has teamed up with Aaron Gillespie for his new single “Goodbye.” In addition to providing guest vocals, Gillespie also co-wrote and drummed on the track.

“The song is about letting toxic people go even if you love them, and how truly difficult that decision can be,” says DVDDY, who is often seen donning socks with sandals and his trusty fanny pack, while DJing behind a 4-burner propane grill.

Voltagehawk “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Official Music Video

There’s a “Better Man” on Bandcamp today!

Portland based Redray Frazier grew up singing in his father’s New Jersey baptist church. Before the pandemic, he was playing in David Byrne’s touring band and last week Flood Magazine debuted the video for Redray’s latest and smoldering single, “Better Man.”

Redray Frazier’s “Better Man” Is a Love Song

KennyHoopla Drops “ESTELLA//” Feat. Travis Barker

Pathbreaking alternative artist KennyHoopla has released his brand new single, “ESTELLA//” today, featuring legendary musician/songwriter/producer, Travis Barker of Blink-182. A genuine fan of Kenny’s, Travis reached out over Instagram to write together, and soon after, they wrote “ESTELLA//” in Los Angeles, CA. The official music video starring both Kenny and Travis is set for release next week.


Earlier this year, the incomparable Jazmine Sullivan released “Lost One,” the smoldering ballad that explores the feelings of remorse one experiences after a failed relationship. Today, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter offers the other end of the relationship spectrum in the unapologetic “Pick Up Your Feelings,” currently available at all digital service providers via RCA Records.

Autumn Nicholas shares powerful new EP “Shades of Beige”

Today, songwriter Autumn Nicholas shares her powerful and heartfelt new EP ‘Shades of Beige.’ The six-song release displays Nicholas’ knack for conscious soul-pop lyricism and balladry. Single “Side by Side” provides a direct plea for equal rights and “Back When.” serves as a reminder of how quickly life can change and highlights the little things we take for granted each day.

Nicholas elaborates more on the EP’s significance,
“Despite what people try and tell you, the difference between most humans is like the difference between shades. Like Shades of Beige is subtle differences that we as individuals all share in common. Each track just like people are VERY different BUT yet we can still find beautiful similarities through our differences.

This music was made by a listener. I created them differently because I want you to know that I see you. I hear you. These songs are for different lanes, different ears, different hearts and yet for EVERYONE. Us being different makes the difference. So I made ‘Shades of Beige’ for EVERYONE, not just me.”

Anna McClellan’s I saw first light is out now on Father/Daughter!

Anna McClellan began performing original songs in her hometown of Omaha, NE at the age of seventeen and has been actively recording and touring ever since. Her debut, Fire Flames, earned her an opening slot on a Frankie Cosmos tour. Through the doors that tour opened, McClellan eventually met Father/Daughter Records which led to the release of her second full-length record, Yes and No, in 2018. After a stint in NYC, several subsequent tours and meandering, Anna returned to Omaha and recorded I saw first light, her latest effort for Father/Daughter.

Ghost Town Remedy Drop “Dry Spell” LP

Nashville pioneers of “rad dad rock”, Ghost Town Remedy, today share their debut full-length, Dry Spell, and well… something’s definitely up with these southern indie kids. While Brooklyn bedrooms ring with cathedral reverb and waves of delay, the south is bringing back crunching power-pop riffs. While L.A. does whatever the fuck it is they’re doing with synths over there, the south is beating the everloving bejeezus out of their drum kits.

CHILDREN OF THE STATE – Release new EP: ‘Tragic Carpet and the Magical Wasp Gang from Notre Dame’

Today, Manchester based, Yorkshire born CHILDREN OF THE STATE take a journey to the darker recesses of their music palettes with the release of their new EP, ‘Tragic Carpet and the Magical Wasp Gang from Notre Dame’.


Today, rapper Cochise released his super-charged new track “Knicks”. Using his playful signature vocals, “Knicks” is a hyperactive flexers’ anthem. Carried by Cochise’s entrancing cadence and overflowing confidence, the highly anticipated new song, produced by ProdByCarlos, comes following his previous releases “Lost It” and “Hatchback”. “Knicks” is now available on all digital streaming platforms; listen here.


El reconocido y respetado Productor Musical, Compositor y Músico, Vladimir Diaz, conocido en el ámbito artístico como MR. VLA, se lanza hoy como cantante. Su exitosa carrera lo ha llevado a trabajar con una variedad de artistas en la industria y en el 2018 recibió nominación a Los Latin Grammys como productor del del tema “Mala” que formo parte del disco de Daniel Santacruz “Momentos de Cine”.

New Video ‘All The Guys’ out today & premier on MTV US

Bulgarian-born, New York City-based singer-songwriter, Ruth Koleva is back and revolutionizing the music space. Ruth’s latest project, All The Guys, the fourth single off her upcoming album (set to release in 2021) is not just a song – it’s a movement.

Following her previous hits, Candy Coated, Life Of The Party, and On My Way, this new sultry single delivers strength in sound and vulnerability through verse. As one of several songs Ruth has dedicated to women’s issues, All The Guys centers around the stereotypes and pressures placed on women today.

Hope Waidley releases rendition of “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Today, breakout artist Hope Waidley is ringing in the holiday season with her rendition of John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s, “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”. With the warmth of Hope’s vocals and her soulful flair, the singer/songwriter makes the touching holiday track uniquely her own. “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” doubled as a protest song at its inception, promoting unity and peace amidst political disarray; through Hope’s tenderhearted spin on the track, her version, too, kindles a parallel sense of optimism for the future as this tumultuous year comes to a close.

Modern Pop Act HARLOR Drop Debut Single Alongside Roc Nation and AC Milan Event LIVE Performance

Though they describe themselves as ‘ordinary dudes,’ pop duo, Harlor, are primed and ready to make their extraordinary debut.

Comprised of vocalist and lyricist, Nick Gerard, and producer, Max Anthony, Harlor blends a singer-songwriter spirit with high-energy modern pop, and then punctuates their sound with high harmonies and elements of EDM.

Armaan Malik Unveils “How Many” Following MTV EMAs Win For ‘Best India Act’!

Talking about the emotion behind his new single, Armaan says, “‘How Many’ is about complex relationships where you’re constantly fighting making up, taking the hits but yet carrying on. It describes the cycle of events that take place during the course of a relationship. One of the hardest decisions is when to call it quits and close a chapter for good. It’s really tough when you love somebody to just give up… even after the 100th time, the truth is, as long we love them, we try one more time. The question is how many times are you willing to try?”


In speaking about the collaboration, Kina says: “I heard this song on Mishaal’s Instagram and saw that all of his followers were tagging me to collab on it. The lyrics, mood, melody, everything, was what I try to express with my production and my music: being honest about your secrets and open about who you really are.”


Produced by KAYTRANADA, the track is the first release following GoldLink’s critically acclaimed album Diaspora. Released in June 2019, the album was recognized by Pitchfork as “the best music of his career” while Highsnobiety stated “GoldLink can conceive of and execute his ideas better than most anyone in hip-hop today.”


The anthemic song sets the tone for an exhilarating EP that, amid its irresistible grooves, reminds us to ground our actions in love. “The Answer” samples “Why Can’t We See” by Blind Truth ft. Tata and Toney, which was written and produced by pioneering producers Arthur Baker and Victor Simonelli – a soulful 1991 plea for unity that pulses with renewed relevancy.

Chris Lake and Armand Van Helden Give Us “The Answer”


Following the extraordinary response to the online streaming event in July, Nick Cave releases the album of the performance, Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace, out now on vinyl, CD and streaming services worldwide.

Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace was recorded in June 2020 as the UK slowly emerged from lockdown, and was conceived as a reaction to the confinement and isolation of the preceding months.

In Idiot Prayer, Cave plays his songs alone at the piano in a rarely seen stripped back form, from early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen.

Anthony Lazaro Releases Christmas EP A Minute to Midnight

Singer-songwriter Anthony Lazaro has released his new EP A Minute to Midnight, a joyful celebration for the holiday season. With 2020 being a challenging year, Lazaro wanted to kiss this year goodbye with some holiday cheer and a gentle smile on his face.

NEW!!! Barbara Black – Vampire Love, Chapter I: You Belong To Me (Official Lyric Video)

The album “Love, Death & Flies”, the third album by Bárbara Black, a singer and a band born to rock.

The new album Love, Death & Flies is her hardest sound that shows the lyrical influences of Poe, Bécquer and the horror cinema of the 80s. Victorian streets, dark passages and a decadent romanticism drives you to reach the zenith in “Damnified”, a reflection of the band’s approach to wilder southern sounds. You will find one of the most powerful and quality voices that flies through melodies, screaming and opera as well as sharp guitars and a devastating drum.

Artist: Angelo David – Track: The Inside

In general, Angelo is the popular kid and party thrower at the center of his social circle, yet as a gay kid he brings queerness into the mainstream by living out a classic, American teenage narrative while writing, producing, singing, and performing these experiences through an artistic LGBTQ+ lens, creating an equal appeal to all genders, sexualities and ages.

LUPE – “Have You Ever” from the album “Burn”

Vocalist, composer and vocal coach Michalis Latousakis, also known as Lupe, was born in 1991 in Athens, Greece. He started his music studies at the age of 19. In 2015 he got into the National Conservatory of Athens, getting his diploma with honours in 2020. Lupe’s first step into the music industry was the formation of Mosquito in 2014, a gothic rock band, releasing the “Colorless” demo (2014).

TRAPPERINO GANG: Lore Cecco made, for the First Time, a Single ENTIRELY in English

“In “TRAPPERINO GANG” I’ve put my moods and my emotions of this Summer 2020, before the Lockdown in Italy. In my new Single, I’ve spoken about my new life-style and how I changed myself in this period with girls and friendships. I’ve changed because of the people around me who were not very optimistic but in the end They didn’t influence me. I think this is my best song till now and I’m looking forward to dropping new music like this and also a really happy and energetic beat, because YES, I’m also a producer and I use my beats to create songs if they inspire me enough, like “Trappering Gang” beat did. I really like my music and this is the first time I speak in English in my songs. I will never go back and I believe to crash everything with this and my next songs.”

KingQueen releases a music video for “Roller Coaster”

KINGQUEEN is a edgy pop -punk rock band based in Los Angeles, CA. The band was formed by Swedish lead singer Ina and has been seen on multiple platforms such as MTV, LOGO TV, VH1, OutAT TV, Revry TV and American Music Awards.

Mad Marcc – “Six House”

Max Mason’s ‘Romjet’ Single Highlights Textures Of Asia Ahead Of EP Release

Bringing an eclectic, melodic and gritty record, ‘Romjet’ is the new single off UK producer’s Max Mason’s debut EP release ‘Romjet’ on Boiled Wonderland Records.

‘Romjet’ intentionally aims to portray the sometimes abrasive reality of life for some in Asia with it’s rough drums and dizzying bassline. The single shines a light on the struggles of inner-city life in Cambodia with depth and compassion.

The Lounge Society (Speedy Wunderground) share new single “Burn The Heather”

When latest Speedy Wunderground signings The Lounge Society released their debut single Generation Game back in March, it instantly heralded the arrival of a special new band. Generation Game became the revered label’s fastest-selling 7” ever, and indeed their only repress since Black Midi. BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne went as far as to call it one of her Songs of The Year. It is with some anticipation then that The Lounge Society – still all in their mid-teens – release follow-up single Burn The Heather. It receives its debut today from Lauren Laverne who praised a band “still in their teens but making such compelling music… so many big ideas in there… really really brilliant.”

The Psychotic Monks share new track ‘Isolation’

Forming in the bleak winter of 2015, France’s The Psychotic Monks have a boundary pushing reputation that have reached curious ears across Europe through their intense live shows, and unique sound.

The band’s alarming and self-produced 2017 debut album ‘Silence Slowly & Madly Shines’, became a word of mouth sensation on its release, spawning some truly unhinged performances.

MIKE CLERK – Motivational Alt/Rock single: “Keep Moving” – out now

Designed to inspire a healthy dose of motivation in challenging times, this latest release is indicative of a solo artist smashing right through the fourth wall with no intention of stopping.

The second track to be released from his forthcoming album ‘The Space Between My Ears’, “Keep Movin'” is an adrenaline laced alt.rock record to invigorate mind, body and soul. Exploring a specific aspect of the human psyche, its lyrics find Clerk homing-in on our miraculous ability to restore ourselves from personal adversity.

The Rumjacks announce new album ‘Hestia’ out March 12th

The Rumjacks have shared their new single, ‘Sainted Millions’. The track is the first to be taken from their newly announced album Hestia, out on March 12th.

A drunken chat between the living and the dead, ‘Sainted Millions’ is loud, fast and rousing fun. The intro was written to be reminiscent of a soldiers’ song from wars of yesterday, all of whom lay resting. With imagery of fresh spirits carelessly walking through battlefields, mid-fight, as tracer rounds whistle by overhead, the sentiment is that there is peace once on the other side.

Co-Written & Recorded By Detroit’s Bill Moss Jr “Brand New Day” Invokes Our Better Angels

Rarely does a ground breaking song come along that does not cross over genre boundaries and impact large numbers of listeners. Songs such as “We Are The World” and “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing” are historic examples of great crossovers. In 2020 a new song “Brand New Day” which was co-written by worship leader Bill Moss Jr and Nashville singer/songwriter Mark Alan Stansberry releases noticeable elements of both jazz and gospel.


Robert Duncan was barely out of his teens when he gave up singing in bands and started writing for the influential, icon-smashing Creem — “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” — becoming its managing editor at the ripe old age of 22. He went on to contribute to Rolling Stone, Circus, Life, and dozens of other publications. In the process, Duncan became a rock Zelig, sharing tall tales and .45-caliber bullets with a young, scrawny Bruce Springsteen; introducing the Clash’s Mick Jones and Joe Strummer to a broken-down piano player of dubious ability, leading to a hilariously disastrous recording session; working alongside his friend Lester Bangs and discovering the legendary critic dead, at 33, in the apartment next door. These and many other experiences are the fuel for Robert Duncan’s debut novel, LOUDMOUTH, a raucous coming-of-age story, recently published by Three Rooms Press and already under consideration by a major Hollywood producer.

Gaeya releases beautiful ‘Truth’ acoustic version

Gaeya has released a beautiful acoustic piano version of her new single ‘Truth’. The new track from the Swedish world beat artist is a call to arms for transparency in today’s world.

Regarding the single Gaeya says, “Truth is a song written as a call for transparency throughout society. A lot of the division we see today comes from a lack of authenticity and transparency from authorities in all areas like corporations, banks and governments. All the way to our closest communities and ourselves as individuals.

De’Borah Powell and The Benefactors sing about Letting Go in New Song ‘Love Can’t Be Controlled’

UK-based singer/songwriter De’Borah Powell is reintroducing herself to her fans with a new collective ‘De’Borah Powell and The Benefactors’ after a 5-year hiatus that allowed her to craft a new sound. Her single ‘Love Can’t Be Controlled’, set to be re- leased on November 20th, showcases a powerful and charismatic performance from the lead singer, accompanied by her musicians.

Dare Above Nemo shares video for new single ‘Be Here Now’

Dare Above Nemo has shared the video for his new single, ‘Be Here Now’. A minimal and hypnotic visual, it sees him accompany the track with fluid and mesmeric movements against a stark white backdrop.

“I wanted the visual to be direct and simple and for the point of focus to just be me with a patch of light,” he explains. “It was a quick video to make – I just turned on the camera and tried to not think overthink how I’d perform it.”

Father Son Duo Folks Like Them Release “Fog On The Mountain” – Out Now

Vermont-based Father-Son Duo Folks Like Them is ready to share their third single “Fog On The Mountain” out November 20th off of their debut album Our Places. The single metaphorically discusses the many trials that one faces throughout their life and the people they lean on to prevail. “Fog On The Mountain” blends an assortment of wooden instruments, with the duo’s songwriting to assist in displaying the vivid imagery the single explores.

ICYMI- “Better Man” Is Streaming Everywhere!

Here’s what Redray had to say about the track:
“Better Man was written enroute to the studio while I was feeling the weight of missing my lady. She was outta town for work, and I was flying out from Portland to NJ to record, departing just hours before she would return home. Neither of us had done anything wrong but it was, simply, another near miss. The emotions of that missed opportunity inspired the song, making a declaration to do better. This in itself is rather strange because I rarely write about conventional relationships and love, but why not own your shit to a dope track?”

Redray Frazier’s “Better Man” Is a Love Song

10 Year Old Antonia Grace Releases New Pop EP London Grace!

With celebrity fans like Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan and radio play across the world, Antonia Grace has now released her first EP, entitled “London Grace”, five tracks of perfect pop which not only show her versatility as a performer but also her remarkable vocals – all the more incredible as she is only ten-years old! Antonia is an actress and singer who has drawn in an audience of all ages from around the world, enraptured by both her personality and her singing. Her singles My Little Ten and Tick Tock and Bonbons have seen Antonia’s music receiving radio play, magazine features and online coverage around the world but the Anglo-French star is now releasing the most comprehensive look at her musical world yet which, as you’ll see from the cover, she is hoping for royal approval of!

APPALOOZA: new single “Conquest”

Hailing from the French west coast, heavy rockers APPALOOZA confirm a February 5th release for their sophomore album ‘The Holy Of Holies’ on Ripple Music, available for preorder today. The trio unveils more details and a compelling visualizer for their first single “Conquest”.

APPALOOZA is a long-gone stallion speeding after a lost freedom. Formed in Brest, France, in 2012, they take their cue from the alt-heavy firepower of Alice in Chains, the rock’n’roll stampede of the likes of Queens of the Stone Age or Them Crooked Vultures, propelling themselves with a creativity and sense of direction that are only the essence of great bands. Spirituality and ancient myths color a spacious sound that nonetheless worships at the altar of modern and unwaveringly hard-hitting heavy rock.

66 yrs old swiss Rap sensation; Rich Nana is back with a new single “Think About It”

Bursting onto the scene fresh from kick starting her music career earlier this year and going viral with half a million views on “Papi Chulo”, emerging artist Rich Nana drops the highly anticipated visuals for her hit track “Thinking About It”.

Moontwin are singer-songwriter Maple Bee (aka Melanie Garside) and XRaydio founder Zac Kuzmanov

Following the release of their debut album ‘Moon TV’ earlier this year, Moontwin return with new single ‘Waiting For Fall’. Previous singles ‘Brakes’, ‘Nothing Is Good For Me’, ‘Never In The Same Worlds’, ‘Lose You’, ‘Your Sun’ and ‘Don’t Worry Bout Me’ picked up a plethora of blog reviews and playlists from around the world.

Melanie says, “’Waiting for Fall’ dives headfirst into an icy sea to explore the twilight world that exists between dream state and waking. A fluid, shape-shifting space where conversations, random moments and thoughts can sneak into our subconscious, often revealing new meaning and unexpected significance.”

Dawson Gamble – Stream my latest single “WYDK”

Breaking down the line a little more, when I found music and songwriting it was a breathless feeling; I was completely immersed in the idea of writing stories and sharing them through song, it was as though I found a new God.

This lifestyle I began to pursue was not conducive to the relationship I was in at the time, which unhinged a string of problems. The lyrics are contradicting throughout the whole piece. “What You Don’t Know” is that I’ll do anything to stay in this relationship, although I recognize it’s bad for me.