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“WHOO!” is about how important it is to continue working to achieve your goal despite the setbacks you face. If you give up, you easily get caught up in the negative that leads you in the wrong direction. Therefore, you should always push yourself further no matter what. Personally, I have gone through the same process and I think many can relate. // Sain-T
JAMES BOURNE’S DEBUT SOLO ALBUM ‘SAFE JOURNEY HOME’ IS OUT NOW
James Bourne’s journey through music has taken him from conquering arenas with Busted to writing hits for everyone from McFly to the Jonas Brothers and 5 Seconds of Summer. It has made him one of the most successful songwriters of his generation, with five #1 hits and countless Top 10 singles. Having previewed his debut solo album with the tracks ‘Everyone Is My Friend’, The Beatles and title track ‘Safe Journey Home’, James Bourne now shares the full album via his own Bad Apple label in conjunction with ADA.
TIA CARYS RELEASES DEBUT EP ENROOT
Carys’ debut EP EnRoot is a solid 5-track collection that speaks directly to the challenges young people face growing up: everything from friendships and relationships, to self-harm, social media, and sexuality. Set to a soundtrack of rap, hip-hop, R&B and drill, it solidifies Tia’s talent and showcases her range, emotion and prowess.
Maxïmo Park share new track “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing”
The video for I Don’t Know What I’m Doing premieres today at 18:00pm GMT on YouTube, and arrives on the heels of current single Baby, Sleep, which found immediate praise as it jumped onto the BBC 6 Music A-List.
Louis Patten pulls you into his world of passion and energy, taking you on a soul-searching journey. His goal in music is to express relative situations that people go through in life and to reassure his listeners that they are not alone in their experiences but also through dynamic, thought-evoking lyricism, energy and attitude Louis’ dual intention is to express the beauty in life that surrounds us – drawing influence from his wanders in the world and meeting and connecting with people from different walks of life.
Multi-platinum French DJ & producer Klingande returns with his new single ‘Big Love’, a collaboration with US singer / songwriter Wrabel.
Combining feelgood piano chords, uplifting violin and Wrabel’s emotion-drenched vocals, ‘Big Love’ is an infectious dance-pop track that finds the sweet spot between dancefloor energy and acoustic melancholy.
Featuring the newly unveiled single ‘Walls Of Jericho’, the previously unheard offering ‘F****** Hell’, a remix of their hit ’26 Ghosts’ ft. Seekah Lytess, Kasimo, Setra, DAME and S.Samuel alongside eight further live renditions recorded at Londons Abbey Road Studios, this new version sees the tracklisting swell from seven to a whopping eighteen cuts.
New music video : Atlantique by De.Ville
A week after releasing their EP Atlantique, De.Ville now releases their first music video for the eponymous song Atlantique.
De.Ville has a very cinematic approach to music. The complex and multifaceted universe of the group is anchored in a universal vision of music. This music video is a collaborative creation with cinematographer/director Alexandre Nour Desjardins and his team from Télescope Films. They now offer a first dive into De.Ville’s vast cinematic universe.
Dave Jakes shares new single “Caterwaul”
Dave Jakes, former lead singer with Lonely The Brave, is today sharing a brand-new single, “Caterwaul”, from his upcoming debut solo mini-album. “Caterwaul” arrives in stark contrast to last month’s debut single “Been In My Dream”. Where “Been In My Dream” was a song that introduced Jakes a solo artist of considerable thoughtfulness and nous – bolstered by the swelling synths and fluttering piano contributions of Jamie Cameron, and the sweeping viola of Rachel Lanskey (The Last Dinosaur) – “Caterwaul” re-affirms his presence as one of the most powerful and emotive rock voices of recent years.
TWICY “Gimme Love” New Single!
West African rapper TWICY, with his mesmerizing vocals and sensational lyrics, is quickly climbing the ladder of success in his country of Ghana and abroad. In 2018 he was recognized as Central African Artist of the Year and recently appeared on Zylofon TV gaining him some well-deserved notoriety. TWICY grabs the attention of audiences with his truly dynamic live performances and has been touring throughout France and Germany increasing his fan base. His artistry has received praise from records executives and industry tastemakers who compare his talents to artists such as Davido, Wiz Kid, and Burna Boy. His latest single “Gimme Love”, produced by African super-producers DCQ x KP, is available on all streaming platforms.
OCTOPUS MONTAGE DIVULGES EERIE VIDEO FOR VICIOUS NEW SINGLE “A SHORTCUT”!
After the previously released two singles – the anthemic “Grow Up” and the candid “Right Here With Me” – Octopus Montage now continues the formation’s mission to showcase unique versatility and diversified musicianship through the quartet’s third single – the demolishing and personal “A Shortcut”! A dismal product, which contains multiple shifts in musical style and a clear concept executed with a singular vision in mind, “A Shortcut” never settles into repetitiveness or slacking off at any point, with its breaking rhythm section and aggressive guitar riffs being utilized throughout the entire composition (alongside enough memorable melodies and leads to remain interesting and varied, however) to a crushing mid-tempo groove, further outlined by the high shrieking and roars adding to the already epic sound. Embracing their strengths and using their instrumental prowess, the members of Octopus Montage crafted “A Shortcut” as a product that exhibits influences from various different genres
Artist: Dice Slimberg – EP: Otherwise
Dice is kept busy and the recording artist quickly becomes one of the listeners favourite underground musicians. Hip-Hop fans from all around the world have already tuned in to hear his unique combination of melodic rap and raw lyricism. Slimberg is also known for doing podcasts on sports in the musical app Spotify. The Philadelphia artist has also a keen interest in basketball and football. Dice hope to expand internationally by the end of the year.
Busta Rhymes & Ol’ Dirty Bastard ” Slow Flow ” New Single!
The original Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front album, released in 1998, is possibly the most revered Busta Rhymes album in a catalog that includes many greats. E.L.E. 1 made good on the increasingly bombastic delivery and cutting-edge aesthetic Bus delivered with When Disaster Strikes, pushing the MC’s star further into the pop stratosphere while supplying canonical entries like “Gimme Some More” and “What’s It Gonna Be?!” To deliver its sequel, then—some 22 years later and also after a near decade-long album hiatus—would mean that Busta holds this latest work in the very highest esteem, believing that over the course of a now three-decade-long career, his music-making ability hasn’t wavered a bit. Luckily for us, nobody knows Busta better than he does.
WITHERING SURFACE release new video “I’ll Soon Be Gone”
Danish melo-death merchants WITHERING SURFACE release today a new video, for the song “I’ll Soon Be Gone”, which is taken from the band’s new album, “Meet Your Maker”, released in the Summer. The song is a duet between frontman Michael H. Andersen and his 19-year-old daughter Elizabeth Gorboi Andersen.
JUICY J DELIVERS NEW ALBUM FT MEGAN THEE STALLION, LIL BABY, A$AP ROCKY, LOGIC, TY DOLLA $IGN AND MORE
Platinum-selling, Grammy nominated rapper, producer, legend and Academy Award winner Juicy J has released his new album The Hustle Continues via eOne. Executive produced by Juicy J, the album features Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, NLE Choppa, Young Dolph, Key Glock, Logic, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, Conway, Ty Dolla $ign, Jay Rock, and Project Pat. The impressively curated list speaks to the cultural relevancy Juicy J still commands 30 years later. His first independent release in over ten years comes with a new video for “1995” featuring Logic. The video elevates Juicy’s record to 3-0, with the past two visuals for “GAH DAMN HIGH” featuring Wiz Khalifa and “Load It Up” featuring NLE Choppa, being some of the funniest and most inventive videos of the quarantine era.
David Puentez has made serious waves on the release front throughout 2020, and his latest offering comes in the form of ‘Banana’. The recent Warner Music signing has enjoyed a great start to life with his new label, dropping ‘LaLaLife’ on the imprint and amassing over 7 million streams on Spotify alone in the process, and most recently released ‘I’m Gone’. His early successes with Warner follow previous hits such as ‘Superstar’ alongside Albert Neve, which has clocked up an impressive 25 million streams since its release back in April.
Mark Knight Remix – Silience ‘I Dont Wanna Know’
Lacing the original with uptempo hooks and a disco tinge, Mark Knight’s creative reimagining reaffirms his status as one of dance music’s most versatile producers.
With a career spanning more than two decades, Mark Knight is one of the most celebrated electronic artists of his generation with an impressive 120 million + global streams to his name. Mark has released on labels as diverse as Sony to Ministry of Sound to Elrow & BBE and has previously worked closely alongside artists such as Faithless, Underworld and Florence & The Machine.
HM Johnsen an indie rock singer-songwriter from Norway who in recent years has embarked on an incredible personal musical journey: from blues, to rock to his ‘epiphany’ of moving into experimental indie rock. Although still in his early 20’s, he is already an accomplished guitarist, singer, writer and composer who has recorded his music and played concerts all over the world. The culmination of this musical journey is embodied in his latest release, the E.P ‘Serenity’, released on 27th November 2020.
Mustafa Khetty is a composer already making a name for himself both in the world of Prog and Classical music. With rave reviews from the likes of BBC Introducing; Prog Magazine and Classic FM, Mustafa has rocketed onto the scene, even appearing live in interview on BBC News to talk about his amazing work.
JWESTERN reveals stylish video for ‘Call You Right Now’
Leeds alt-pop riser JWestern today reveals the video for his single ‘Call You Right Now’. Directed by Aubrey Simpson, it’s a super stylish visual – a grainy filter giving the grey UK a soft 70s LA feel. Through it we see JWestern (AKA John Gooding) and Mia Tongo walk, cycle and dance through the half-light of dawn, dusk and twilight. Their presence is connected without the two ever actually meeting.
clide ‘in my mind’ EP
Already celebrating early career success by reaching 10M streams across all platforms, achieving over 275K streams on EP standout track “Blank Space” and amassing 1M streams just a few weeks after his debut release, this emerging talent is just getting started. Having refined his own sound and mastered his craft, clide now stands confident in his identity as a rising star in the music scene with a loyal fan base and credible artists (renowned Pop star Katy Perry) behind him every step of the way.
REGENT – Release gritty rock’n’roll of: “No Going Back” – Today
Packing a cathartic sense of release, “No Going Back” carries an emotional clout to rival its grizzled rock’n’roll cacophony. A twisting tale of break-ups and clean slates, addiction and rehabilitation; it’s a journey that took Rooke to the brink and back again.
Speaking openly about the track’s forthright and intense subject matter, frontman Ben Rooke says:
“I wrote this song around 2 years ago… The song was written about a break up with a long term partner, which involved drug use and rehab…. It was a tough time around 3 years ago, so I turned the madness of it all into a song, that was my way of dealing with it.”
In Memory of… Todd Sykes [Producer] – “Moment of Clarity” is one of them sobering moments when you realise how impermanent your life is. You can have all the money, cars, success possible but it could all be over tomorrow and you’re in the same position as the local homeless drug addict who died of an overdose alone in the street. NY lyricist, Verse Essential reinforces never take anything for granted releasing this posthumous album, produced by Todd Sykes [R.I.P.]
An original song penned by the Texan star, this pared-back piano ballad finds Hamilton in a tender duet with rising London singer/songwriter: Emily Capell.
“Christmas Wish” is a fictional story of a separated couple yearning to repair their relationship over the holiday season. As fragile as a snowflake, but with a warming message of peace, goodwill and love at its core, it’s a song that will inevitably melt the hearts of the many who are contemplating a Christmas apart from loved ones this year.
Anna Krantz returns with honey-coated ‘The Trouble with Suzie’
Anna Krantz’s third single in her latest bewitching series ‘new moon, new tune’ ‘The Trouble With Suzie’ takes a look at the destructive behaviours we all experience in some shape or form. Suzie represents those ill-advised choices we can all make, which don’t support our ultimate happiness and well-being but feel so damn good in the moment! So we choose them over and over again, and that’s the trouble with Suzie…
‘Volume Two’ is the new EP from Leeds based trio Gotts Street Park out now via London-based label Blue Flowers. You can listen to ‘Volume Two’ here.
Sonically, ‘Volume Two’ is a lighter, more optimistic offering than its predecessor ‘Volume One’ though it retains the band’s smokey, inimitable trademark brew of soul, hip hop, R&B and Jazz. Featuring a strong mix of female guest vocals from Rosie Lowe, Pip Millet, Flikka, Grand Pax and Zilo, their collaborations might be some of the freshest of 2020, but make no mistake: Gotts Street Park are out there looking to create something timeless.
Stevie R. Pearce & The Hooligans Release LUNATICS BY THE POOL Music Video
Stevie R. Pearce says: “I always write with an element of truth.. Its all true, each verse tells a different story that all in some way are related to a pool that happened to me.. During a trip to Bangkok last year I witnessed some let’s say “Brits Abroad” discussing their stories of woe.. which were kind of similar to mine…perhaps slights more elaborate.. then it got me thinking about other times in my life where trouble had occurred by a pool… Thus Verse 2- Which is A Warrior Soul incident and verse 3- A day strip Club in Tucson, Arizona during a day off debacle. Alot of the new album has certain depths.. I’ve gone a bit further with it.. However, Lunatics is an 18-30s lads trip to Kavos and just as tacky and we do that very well. The video HAD to be by a pool.. Jason Miller shot it and we had a blast for a day.. Mainly I was happy no-one drowned- but it wasn’t for lack of trying.”
Arabic Is For Everyone! Stream “Bara7a (براحة)”- The New Single From Kuwaisiana
If you were wondering what happens when ska and sub-saharan blues are reimagined by a New Orleans based but Kuwait born songwriter, Kuwaisiana is here to show you!
+Aziz’s musical journey began in Kuwait shortly after the Gulf War, leading him across the Atlantic to NYC, and then across the U.S. to New Orleans. Since arriving in New Orleans, he’s put together a band, Kuwaisiana. As a sextet with members from Turkey, France, and New Orleans, and with LOTS of brass and percussion, Kuwaisiana pretty much transforms several musical traditions.
It’s an amazing track – with emotive, soulful vocals set atop a brooding and atmospheric blend of organ, propulsive drums and guitar, it’s a conversational and cathartic account of emotionally navigating an unhealthy relationship. It’s the latest track to be taken from her debut EP Lost In The Dark, which is out this Friday.