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New England’s Rush Nicklez Manifests The Struggle With New Video “Reflect Remix” Feat. Edo.G

Russian Born and New England raised Rush Nicklez revisits one of his A-1 singles with a visual for Reflect (Remix) Feat. Edo.G. Directed by Waxhug Films and produced by Montez Kirkland (Genius), the video is filmed in Dorchester, MA. “I wrote this song to show that you need to understand that all the hard work you put in and obstacles you overcome makes you who you are. We all go through it ” says Rush. The track will be featured on his upcoming LP In A Matter Of Time coming soon. Check it out on youtube and your preferred digital streaming platform.

Alt-pop artist Sulene shares new single + video “whiskey.weed.sex.candy.”

South African-born, Brooklyn-based artist Sulene is welcoming everyone to her gothic disco party with new single and video, “whiskey.weed.sex.candy.”, out today via Trash Causal records. On the track, Sulene balances her dark feelings and hope simultaneously, taking cues from synth-pop and the underground dance scene, while reflecting on past addictions. Throughout the chorus she pours out, “Oh, I gotta do better // Or I’ll be here forever,” bringing a self-awareness to the cyclical and self-indulgent destructive decisions she’s been able to overcome. The music video debuted on BillboardPitchforkRollingStone.com, Sulene’s tongue-in-cheek take on premiere culture surrounding emerging artists, and you can head there now to watch the video and stream “whiskey.weed.sex.candy.”

Billie Eilish and Apple Original Films Release Trailer and Premiere Date for “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry”

Today Apple TV+ unveiled the trailer for the new documentary film, “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry.” The film will be released in theaters by NEON and premiere globally on Apple TV+ February 26, 2021.

“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” tells the true coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom. From award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the documentary offers a deeply intimate look at this extraordinary teenager’s journey, at just seventeen years old, navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home with her family, while writing, recording and releasing her debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”

Emergency Tiara’s EPIC Animated Video For Mr. Claus Is Out TODAY!

Emergency Tiara is all old school bop vibes and perfect high fashion aesthetic, mixed with modern day experimental pop and that’s just barely brushing the surface. Born and raised in Japan, frontwoman Juri Jinnai was practically born a musician, singing before she learned how to talk. From choir in elementary school, to becoming choir captain and eventually going on to perform for famed Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa, it wasn’t a stretch when the young songstress began writing her own music and started her first proper band, Nanashi in High School. Jinnai’s love of music brought her stateside to study at the much acclaimed Berklee College of Music, and after graduation found herself in NYC kick starting her music career. Jinnai formed Emergency Tiara in creative partnership with producer and frequent collaborator Dave Cole and since its inception, the project has expanded to a seven-person band—and that same growth goes for the range of the project’s influences, from the French pop of Serge Gainsbourg, Prince, and David Bowie to Ella Fitzgerald and canonical J-Pop-punk Judy and Mary.


Atlanta rapper, singer/songwriter Metro Marrs dropped the music video to “Bye Felicia,” via Quality Control Music, Since The 80s, and Playbook Records. The newcomer is ending the year strong with this cosign from some of music’s most powerful collectives in a joint partnership. Hinting at a debut mixtape coming top of next year, this visual displays a playful Marrs taking over into his own highschool with friends and doing what teenagers do.

Shojon Overcomes Depression Through Love With Single ‘Theorem’

Shortly after Shojon had completed his first music production course, his mother was taken ill leading her to be hospitalised for an extended period of time. Being the eldest, much of the responsibility was put on him to take care of his mother and the pressures of this left Shojon fighting with depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Now, through his single he enlightens us with his ‘Theorem’ about overcoming this, that simple support through love is all that was needed to make it through. As the track states “behind darkness you’ll find silver linings, during the storms you’ve been my lightening”.

Kings Elliot shares intimate stripped version of ‘I’m Getting Tired Of Me’

Today, London based newcomer Kings Elliot shares an intimate live video of her compelling debut single I’m Getting Tired Of Me. The spellbinding vocal delivery and heart on sleeve lyricism was warmly received and championed by the likes of Billboard, Wonderland, The Line of Best Fit, Dummy and more, as well as featured on Spotify New Music Friday UK & US. This stunning version of the track firmly cements Kings Elliot as an artist to watch out for in 2021.

New > Myd on Ed Banger > shares Gaspard Augé (Justice) & Victor Le Manse remix of “Moving Men”

Myd, the much beloved French producer/DJ and star child of Ed Banger’s roster, released a single in November – Moving Men feat. Mac DeMarco – the latest offering from his forthcoming debut album, Born A Loser, expected to be released in full early next year.

Having released a couple remixes of “Moving Men” from some fellow Frenchmen – one from Bob Sinclair and another from Panteros 666 – Myd has today put out the latest juicy remix from Gaspard Auge (of Justice) and Victor Le Masne (co-creator of the band Housse de Racket).

DRMAGDN Cyborg Drummer/DJ Drops New Single “Three Page Letter”

Following the viral success of K-pop hit song “Lucky Cat,” which has racked up more than 1.5 million views/plays and “RIOT!,” which was heavily playlisted on Spotify, DRMAGDN is back with the future R&B Electronic Pop hit “Three Page Letter” featuring Jerome Bell from American Idol and The Voice.

The third single from his upcoming record Escape From NYC is about moving on from loss and heartbreak and sounds as if Sam Smith sang a tune by The Weeknd with Daft Punk backing him up. The theme is very timely given the world’s current situation with the massive shutdown.

Pale Waves Release Raw and Vulnerable New Single “She’s my Religion”

“’She’s My Religion’ isn’t the standard or typical love song,” Heather admits, reflecting her desire to write the single. “Society depicts the dark sides to a person as unloveable and tends to only focus on the positive sides. I believe to love someone and their entirety creates a love that is freeing and truthful. I also wanted to give my fans a song to find themselves in. I wish I had a song like this when I was a young girl trying to find herself in the world.”


Alt-pop singer-songwriter Lisa Remar today unveils “Fell Into”, the third single from her upcoming EP Still Good, which will be released in January 2021.

“Fell Into” is a cinematic dream-pop track that showcases Lisa’s impressive vocal range. Her vocals soar over the minimalist production creating a somber, yet hopeful ballad. The track has received praise from Rolling Stone India, with them writing, “Remar’s music includes beautiful sonic textures that hit just the right spot.”

Lisa Remar Teases Forthcoming EP with Two Fresh Singles


With well over 100 million combined artist streams and over 1.4 million TikTok videos made of her single “Drugs”, Arista Recording artist UPSAHL unveils “Arizona”, a year-end bonus track for her sophomore EP Young Life Crisis.

Teeming with her signature confidence and unabashed self-awareness, “Arizona” is quintessential UPSAHL, complete with an irresistibly catchy hook and candid lyrical quips that will resonate universally with her fans.


On the heels of his video for “Rumors” released last week Friday, Native Chicago artist Lil Zay Osama drops off another excellent video today for the breezy “Ride 4 Me” featuring Florida rapper Jackboy. Watch as Zay runs amuck in the hills of Los Angeles with his ride or die chick in the Bonnie and Clyde-esque visual.

Preparing his forthcoming project set for release at the top of 2021, Zay continues to make a major impact with his potent melodies and dramatic stories of pain and triumph. This year alone Zay has amassed millions of streams and video views with the likes of scorchers “Like A Pimp,” “Loyalty,” “One Shot,” “Ballin Dese Bitches” and more.


Multi-platinum recording artist Kevin Gates has announced the release of an official music video for his latest collaboration, “Power,” that debuted last month which samples Dermot Kennedy’s 2018 hit, “Power Over Me” – a global smash with over has 200 million streams worldwide to date. The sensual video embodies every sentiment that the record emits, featuring Kevin’s longtime partner and wife, Dreka Gates.

EMPTINESS Unveils New Single, “Le Mal est chez lui”

Belgian dark metal outfit EMPTINESS has shared an official music video for the new song “Le Mal est chez lui,” which is the second single from their upcoming full-length, ‘Vide,’ due February 12.

Introducing Alternative Pop Artist LIV STRANGE

Alternative Pop artist, Liv Strange, released her cover of “People Are Strange,” originally released by American rock band The Doors in the 60’s. Liv’s version of the song was produced by Svend “The Dane” Lerche and Executive Producer LeeAnna James.

Artist: Fisherman Sweaters – Track: Turtle With A Gun

We’re a band from San Francisco. We’re teenagers so we write song about stupid things and being depressed. Our sound is sort of indie rock/pop, we don’t use a lot of guitar, instead lots of grooving drums and bass with lots of synths. You should listen if you feel like it, we don’t have a ton to say or anything meaningful to say lol. We think the music sounds ok.

Artist: 1Party – Track: Come Play Fun

1party is a music project with a focus on creating songs that blurs the lines between a wide range of influences. However, 1party’s tracks always have something in common: they are incredibly positive and inspiring, offering an uplifting and cheerful vibe to the audience. From the depth and energy of pop, down the the melodic edge of R&B, there are no rules. 1party recently released two new singles named “Ahead of the Game” the other is “In my feelings”.


Jack Daniel’s Flavors is partnering with GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur Tayla Parx to give fans and friends of Jack an exclusive first look at her new music video for “Ain’t A Lonely Christmas Song.” Fans can access Parx’s livestream on her Instagram. During the livestream, Parx will debut her signature Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple cocktail, ‘Tayla’s Tini’, and will answer questions from fans. Parx will be joined by GRAMMY-winning songwriter and producer, Kameron Glasper to host the livestream.


YBN Almighty Jay inserts hard-earned wisdom between ice cold flows, clever observations, and hard-hitting hooks. He twists up the drank-induced Houston swagger of his hometown with modern trap-style lyrical fireworks. Growing up in La Marque, TX, he found himself in and out of trouble due to “being associated the wrong crowd and doing stupid shit.” He looked up to his older brother who rapped in a local group, as one of his inspirations for wanting to chase his rap dreams. He also considers Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and Chief Keef (whose Almighty So mixtape even inspired his moniker) some of his top musical influences. He competed on Xbox Live, roasting competitors verbally at every turn. He met YBN Nahmir on the platform and formed a unique friendship.


Designer Tia Adeola debuts her Spring/Summer 2021 collection for her namesake label alongside a fashion film titled “Black is Beautiful” (Le Noir Est Beau), which stars R&B singer/ songwriter Paloma Ford, rapper and songwriter, Flo Milli & more. A continued exploration into Renaissance art and historical studies, the film also showcases a heavy influence from Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film, Marie Antoinette, but reinterpreted to feature an all-Black female cast.

Doom Rockers VESSEL OF LIGHT Reveal New Video for “Torture King” from Fourth Album, “Last Ride”

VESSEL OF LIGHT has unveiled the latest video from the Doom-laden hard rockers’ fourth album, Last Ride, in the Sabbath-esque “Torture King.”

The video was captured by Jason Stewart and includes footage from one of VESSEL OF LIGHT’s rare full-band rehearsals, when vocalist Nathan Opposition flew in from Cleveland to join the rest of the guys in New Jersey just before Halloween.

Myd and Mac DeMarco’s “Moving Men” Remixed by Gaspard Augé and Victor Le Masne

Myd, the much beloved French producer/DJ and star child of Ed Banger’s roster, released a single in November – Moving Men feat. Mac DeMarco – the latest offering from his forthcoming debut album, Born A Loser, expected to be released in full early next year.

Having released a couple remixes of “Moving Men” from some fellow Frenchmen – one from Bob Sinclair and another from Panteros 666 – Myd has today put out the latest juicy remix from Gaspard Auge (of Justice) and Victor Le Masne (co-creator of the band Housse de Racket).

Burna Boy releases electrifying video for “Way Too Big”

Since dropping his internationally acclaimed TWICE AS TALL album in August 2020, Spaceship Records’ Burna Boy has enjoyed tremendous success, achieving over 400M streams on all platforms. Following the visual release of singles “Wonderful”, “Monsters You Made” and “Real Life featuring Stormzy”, this phenomenal Afrofusion singer releases the fourth video from TWICE AS TALL.

Lil Freaky feat. Future x Herion Young – 27 Birdz [DJ Pack]

New video: Darman – Ardhanarisvara

Ardhanarisvara is a journey into the archetypes that build our way of being and showing ourselves to the world: a multitude of different components, which contain male and female parts. Recognizing them, welcoming them and synergizing them makes the human being the maximum expression of himself. Like Shiva who meets Parvati, in a symbiosis between genres that leads to mysticism and sacredness. ”

Murs Releases “The D.O.C.” Music Video

Today, West Coast veteran Murs drops off his brand new music video for “The D.O.C.,” from his latest release, Love & Rockets Vol. 2:The Declaration – now streaming everywhere.

A lyrical and visual call for unity, “The D.O.C.” continues Murs’ streak as one of hip hop’s most prolific emcees, serving up a fourth-quarter wake up call on Love & Rockets Vol 2.

With DJ.Fresh in his corner, Murs shapes a foundation on the 12-track offering that finds him truly at home. “I am a pro-black, gangbanging, comic book reading, skateboarding, business owning, God loving, husband and father of 3,” opens up Murs. “After 20-plus years of putting out music, I feel like I’ve finally been able to put it all that together properly in one album. DJ.Fresh came with the right sound at the right time.”

Rock Around the Christmas Tree with Josh Christina’s New Holiday Single

Josh Christina is ringing in the most wonderful time of the year the only way he knows how – toe-tapping beats, roaring vocals, and of course, a mean piano solo. His latest single “Christmas With You” is a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Christmas” from his 1970 Back Home album, complete with all of the elements of Christina’s signature sound and a little sprinkle of sleigh bells.

The Baltimore native is known for his vintage style channeling 50’s & 60’s rock n’ roll, not commonly expected from a 25-year-old musician making a name for themselves in the 21stcentury. When songwriting, Christina draws inspiration from the clever lyrics of early rock icons including Chuck Berry himself. He’s even caught the attention from some companions of his biggest heroes, including Berry’s own musical director, Daryl Davis.

Jessica Lea Mayfield shares self-directed video “Emotional Abandonment”

Today Jessica Lea Mayfield shares the self-directed video for “Emotional Abandonment”, starring herself and her dog Yoshi. The visual follows Mayfield and Yoshi as they get evicted and have to come up with a strange plan to secure a forever home.