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TM88 sparks up a simmering and sizzling beat punctuated by skittering hi-hats and 808s. Roy Woods starts the song with his fiery falsetto then Wiz Khalifa slides right into his verse with airtight rhymes. The track lives up to its title, by bringing together three modern titans for one smoked-out anthem.

Bon Bon Vivant Is Here To Dance Us Through The Darkness!

Ever just want to lean into these dark times and shout, “not today Satan, but also hand me that wine”?! That’s what New Orleans based band, Bon Bon Vivant is doing today as they celebrate the release of their brand new album, Dancing In The Darkness.
Blending traditional New Orleans brass music, ska, klezmer, and extremely danceable beats, Dancing In The Darkness is THE PERFECT album for what we’re all going through right now. “If this ship is sinking, why don’t we go out dancing?”

LNDN DRGS ft. Boldy James

LNDN DRGS, the duo of Harlem by way of Compton street legend Jay Worthy and producer Sean House have announced the last installment of their Burnout series with Burnout 4 available December 11th via Empire. Today they’ve released the first track from the project: “Legend of Zelda (outro)” ft. Boldy James. Together the two tell stories of surviving the come up that got them here. Listen below and stay tuned for full details on the album coming next week.

Mabes Shares Her Post Coming-Of-Age EP ‘Too Young To Love’

Singer-songwriter Mabes shares her second extended play of the year, a post coming-of-age story that splendidly showcases the British artist’s poetic prowess. Entitled Too Young To Love and featuring new single “Catch 22” out now via The Other Songs, the 4 track EP is a testament to her ever-evolving folk and pop-forward sound. The new music arrives exactly one year after her debut album Wait & See and follows her Keeping The Noise Down EP, with both EPs amassing critical acclaim from the likes of 1883 Magazine, American Songwriter, Clash, Culture Collide, Earmilk, Euphoria, Ones To Watch, Sounds Like Nashville, and The Independent among others this year.


“Plug In Cuba” Remix es el nuevo tema y video musical del pionero de Hip Hop Latino, Don Dinero con el talentoso compositor y cantante de música Rap, B.E.N.Y Bermuda. Don Dinero llego fuerte a la escena musical hace mas de 20 años, se dio a conocer por su estilo singular en el mundo de Hip Hop Latino y es respetado como pionero del genero. Sus éxitos incluyen canciones como “Que Bola”, “Pana Pana”, “Se Olvidaron De Mi”, “Miami”, “Libertad”, entre otras. Cabe destacar que en el 2004 participo en el tema “Son De La Loma” junto a la incomparable, Celia Cruz.

CHANT (Drummer for KMFDM, Lords of Acid, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult) Releases New Music Video “Primetime Annihilation”

Bradley Bills, creator of the Tribal-Industrial-Art Rock project CHANT, releases his new music video, Primetime Annihilation.

Bills has developed a reputation has one of the most in demand drummers in the Industrial world, playing drums for iconic artists such as Die Krupps, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult and most recently Pigface. With CHANT, Bills has toured with Lords of Acid, KMFDM and continues to crank out drum-driven Industrial Rock.

OUT TODAY: Jordana’s “Something To Say To You” LP On Grand Jury Music

Jordana’s Something To Say To You LP is out digitally today on Grand Jury Music. The songs on Something To Say To You lean heavily into 90s pop and indie rock influences, but with the incorporation of cinematic strings, Jordana’s impeccable guitar work front and center, and the expansive production of NYC’s MELVV, Jordana’s new LP conveys the, rather incredibly fast, growth from the stripped down bedroom pop on her first album. With Something To Say To You To You Jordana continues to write immediately compelling, relatably raw personal songs about her struggles with emotional duress brought on by toxic relationships on the first single “Divine”, calling out abusers in the scene with the rage filled, yet incredibly catchy, “F**k You” and the deeply honest interrelationship struggles on “Decline”.

Country-Pop Songstress Gracie Carol Remixes Fan-Favorite “3 Mintues”

“As we head into the holiday season, I wanted to share something unique and different. This past year has been filled with many emotions and one thing we can all relate with is the power of music,” explains Gracie.

New Music: CMDWN feat. Lil Yachty “Solange Hair”

Toronto collective CMDWN release their new single “Solange Hair” featuring Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty today. This upbeat, feel-good track is a playful ode to Solange’s hair and marks the 2nd collaboration between CMDWN and longtime friend Lil’ Yachty, following their 2018 single/video collaboration “The Way She Move” which has garnered 2m streams to date.

On “Solange Hair,” the bright, bouncy production by Brandon Mitchell sets the stage for Lil Yachty, Fiji and Castro Guapo to go bar for bar, displaying their playful bravado and catchy one-liners. “We’ve been homies with Yachty for a few years now and everything we do together is always organic,” says Fiji. “He will randomly send us tracks to hop on from time to time and ‘Solange Hair’ was one of those he sent at the beginning of the year.”

JVCKJ Releases Debut Independent Solo EP ‘Pastel: The Early Days’

JVCKJ—best known for being one half of the multi-platinum pop duo Jack & Jack—releases his debut independent solo project Pastel: The Early Days today! The 7-song EP is filled with carefully thought-out lyrics of reflection layered over exciting and diverse instrumentation.


Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ox started writing and creating at the age of six. Surrounded by the city’s thriving underground rap and punk scene, he eventually connected with the production crew Working On Dying (Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, Yung Lean). Together, they quickly began sharing music and videos and a few months later at 12-years-old, Ox soared to fame with his viral music video for “Overwhelming.”

Patricia Lalor releases new EP ‘This Is How We Connect, While You Stand So Tall’

Patricia Lalor has released her brand new EP This Is How We Connect, While You Stand So Tall. Marking the release she has revealed a video for the mesmeric indie anthem ‘Same Place Again’.

This Is How We Connect, While You Stand So Tall is a stunning collection of lo-fi alt-pop gems including the previous singles ‘This Man Thought He Saved Me’ and ‘To Cope’ alongside the new song ‘Felt Something Finally’, which has been highlighted in Spotify’s New Music Friday today.

Satellite Mode Shares Eclectic New Single “Sepia (LAAYERS Remix)”

Satellite Mode is an Electro-Rock duo based out of New York City led by founding members Jessica Carvo and Alex Marko. Known for their powerhouse vocals and vibrant soundscapes, Satellite Mode has won over critics and fans alike over the years and has risen to one of the must-watch acts in the New York music scene and next big festival mainstays. Since its inception, Satellite Mode has grown a substantial fan following, landing features on Spotify’s most coveted editorial playlists: Good Vibes, New Music Friday, and Morning Commute; Satellite Mode proved they are a group whose music and message breaks through.

Vintage Culture & Elise LeGrow join forces on new single‘It Is What It Is’

Globally acclaimed Brazilian producer Vintage Culture makes his debut on the iconic Defected Records with new single ‘It Is What It Is’, featuring Canadian singer-songwriter Elise LeGrow, out on Friday 4th December.

Channelling an upbeat dancefloor energetic vibe, Route 94 puts a rousing house spin on the original, complementing L Devine’s glistening vocals. A club house track with serious crossover appeal, the VIP remix of ‘Sad Songs’ is set to be a huge track to close out the year.

Maggie Szabo Rings In The Holidays with Vibrant New Video for “Come Celebrate Christmas”

This holiday season is going to be interesting for us all and, thanks to 2020, most likely not as jolly and surrounded by friends and family as we’d like. Festive, holiday music is now more important than ever to keep our spirits high and Maggie Szabo’s upbeat new video for “Come Celebrate Christmas” will have you cheerfully sipping eggnog on your virtual happy hours and merrily opening presents via Zoom on Christmas morning.

Ready to spread some joy this holiday season, “Come Celebrate Christmas” is an energetic pop-fueled anthem for a year that deserves some Christmas cheer. The video is equally as cheery as Maggie gives a whole new meaning to the holiday spirit.

INTRODUCING: awfultune

New York-based raconteur, singer-songwriter, and bedroom pop producer awfultune makes her mark with the official Dear Sarah EP – streaming now worldwide via Amuse.

The visionary behind awfultune is recently and proudly transitioned Layla Eden, who has been producing and releasing music independently by-way-of her laptop in upstate New York. Now, the 22-year-old heralds over 100 million global streams, officially evolving out of indie bedroom-pop obscurity. Fans can enter the world that awfultune created, a space for all in the midst of her “transition to becoming happy…”

For Your Radar: Drkbaux – Merry Xmas featuring Geminii Dragon Bio

Drkbaux has been creating his own style of Trap/Edm/New Orleans Bounce/Dance music in the seedy streets and neighborhoods off the Big Easy for a decade now.

His tracks are always a treat to the ear. And this song for the holiday season is no different. For this song Drkbaux enlisted the help of South Lousiana Neo Soul/Blues queen Geminii Dragon to give her raspy yet sultry vocals to a delightful dance driven track.

The R Train Unleash New Video for “Dear Mr. Fantasy”

The band consists of vocalist guitarist Jeffrey Black, drummer vocalist Mike Annese, and bassist harmony Denny Lee. Formed in early 2019 by members Black and Annese, the band’s name came about while traveling on the New York Subway, the R Train. They were taking the train from Bay Ridge Brooklyn to Manhattan, to master a couple of tracks at Battery Studios, also known as the legendary “Record Plant” at 321 44th St. The Plant, as it is known today, is home to some of the greatest recordings of all time – from the likes of John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, Kiss, and countless other greats. As the train swayed back and forth, the two thought, “we are in the greatest city in the world, traveling on the ride of a lifetime,” it was at that moment “The R Train Band” was born.

Chris Jones & The Night Drivers tell of heartbreak in “Quiet Click”

Even before he formed the Night Drivers 25 years ago, Chris Jones established himself as a compelling singer of country songs that tell of heartbreak. And while his early catalog is dotted with covers of artists like Merle Haggard and Tom T. Hall, in recent years he’s kept it closer to home, with a steady stream of fresh, well-crafted originals that honor the tradition while offering thoughtfully contemporary updates.

For their third single since he and long-time Night Driver Mark Stoffel (mandolin, vocals) were joined by award-winning bassist and singer Marshall Wilborn and Grace Van’t Hof (banjo, ukelele, accordion, vocals), Jones serves up a perfect example of his winning way with a lonesome tale in “Quiet Click.”

Los Angeles’ KiNG MALA has just released her debut EP GEMiNi

KiNG MALA is the moniker of El Paso born, Los Angeles based alternative soul artist Areli Castro. Touching on themes such as lust, recklessness and badass femininity, KiNG MALA isn’t afraid to spill her guts. Setting out with the intention to create brave and unapologetic music, the bold and brazen artist is delivering her own distinct sound, just the way she wants it. Castro shares, “Thats really the inspiration for the name KiNG MALA, king cuz fuck being someone’s queen, and mala literally means “bad bitch” in spanish.”

Montreal alt-rock power trio Chair Warriors drop their latest single ‘Spirit’

Montreal’s melodic alt-rock power trio, Chair Warriors, is ending 2020 off right with the explosive and esoteric ‘SPIRIT’—a 4:55 min track that takes the listener through a science fiction rock and synthesizer-heavy world. The track follows the story of an ‘entity’ on the mission of conveying an important message to the human race, mainly, how the knowledge of this entity or spirit can change the fate of the world.

“With the New wave synth elements we incorporated, it reminded me of the relationship synths and sci-fi have and encouraged me to speak about something a little esoteric with the lyrics “(outer-dimensional entities and whatnot),” says lead vocalist and keyboardist, Brandon Mignacca.

Edmonton Rapper K-Riz Shares Two New Tracks From Upcoming EP

Edmonton-by-way-of-Toronto hip hop artist K-Riz is releasing two new tracks, “A Place Where Live Is” feat. Yolanda Sargeant and “What a Shame,” off his forthcoming The Room EP set for release on December 18.

With elements of ’90s-inspired R&B, jazz-infused samples, and compassionate, self-aware rhymes, the tracks showcase the duality of an artist whose music is sonically golden-era while spiritually in the present.

Exclusive Premiere: Stream K-Riz’s Two New Tracks “A Place Where Love Is (feat. Yolanda Sargeant)” and “What a Shame”


MASN says, “i wrote this song about being nostalgic and noticing how different things are from when we were kids who didn’t have a care. this feeling is calm on the surface but feels like burning up inside because change is necessary but hard. we have to embrace it, feel it, but never give up on being better.”

Lavender Diamond Release First Album in 8 Years ‘Now Is The Time’ Out Today via Petaluma Records

Today, Lavender Diamond, the trio of Becky Stark, Steve Gregoropoulos and Ron Regé, Jr., released their first album in 8 years Now Is The Time out now via Petaluma Records. Now Is The Time was written and produced entirely by Lavender Diamond, and mixed by Tucker Martine at Flora Recording & Playback in Portland, OR. The album features contributions from Nathaniel Walcott (Bright Eyes), Sasami and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.

SUZI QUATRO Releases New Christmas Single and Heartwarming Video!

Even in the highly adrenaline-fueled music business, it`s rare to find a bundle of energy and talent on a par with Suzi Quatro. The American rock vocalist and musician has been successful for over 56 years and continues to tour the world. She released her critically acclaimed current album “No Control” in 2019. With hits like ‘Can The Can’, ‘48 Crash‘, ‘Devil Gate Drive‘, ‘If You Can`t Give Me Love‘ or ‘She`s In Love With You‘, she became an icon in the seventies, and remains so to this day.

Alice Phoebe Lou announces new album; shares first single, “Dusk”

Alice Phoebe Lou has shared the first cut from her upcoming third album, Glow, out March 19, 2021. “Dusk” is available today across all streaming platforms, along with a homemade, self-directed companion visual filmed on VHS, available now on Alice Phoebe Lou’s official YouTube channel.


GRAMMY Award-winning entertainment and international icon Dolly Parton has been working extra hard to uplift our spirits and provide a little more cheer this holiday season. Her latest release, “I Still Believe”, the bonus track to her new and revered Christmas album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, is certain to do just that and give us all some comfort the way only Dolly can –

Watch The Coathangers’ new video for “Nestle In My Boobies” off their ground breaking

Ultimately, the eponymous debut album by The Coathangers is a whirlwind ride of a band at the most frenzied, celebratory, and free moment of their existence. As a standalone record, it’s a brash and bawdy rocker sure to please anyone who likes their rock n’ roll sweaty and messy. As a piece in the band’s legacy, it’s an exhilarating reminder of the band’s youthful carefree beginnings. Suicide Squeeze Records is proud to offer up the deluxe version of The Coathangers to the world on December 4th, 2020.

Mickey Lamantia Releases “Ladies Love Outlaws,” Featuring Jamey Johnson

Country Singer/Songwriter, Mickey Lamantia, has announced the release of his new song, “Ladies Love Outlaws,” featuring Jamey Johnson and is the second single off his forthcoming project, Honky Honk Confessions: Chapter Four, the fourth and final in the series of EP’s. The new song was produced by longtime collaborator Bill McDermott and Buddy Cannon at Omni Studio in Nashville.

Prado Annihilates Wannabe Players in Entrancing “Men In Black” Single

Prado honed her songwriting skills for years behind the scenes, but now she’s ready to take over the game with the full force of her personality. Gleefully dismissing cads and low-lifes who don’t deserve to breathe her air, Prado shares “Men In Black,” her new single. Armed with an entrancing melody catchy enough for children to sing while jumping rope, Prado floats atop a propulsive, dancefloor-ready beat as she proudly asserts that she doesn’t need anybody but herself: “I’m a vixen, you a victim/I don’t ever show my hands/Less you need em, Imma beat em/Call me G for Glamorous.” The new song arrives with a creative visualizer, directed by Prado herself, an intentionally lo-fi portrait of Prado and her friends as they congregate under a Vancouver bridge.