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“SHADES ON” follows the first two offerings from HEROGIRL—”GO FAST BABY,” which was later remixed by acclaimed U.K. producer Mura Masa and Full Tac, and “CROWDED.”


“Artist To Look Out For” Malek Hanna Releases Debut Single

Today, with the release of his debut music video and single “Beautiful Stranger,” blue-eyed soul singer Malek Hanna announces his arrival on the LA music scene, after years of collaboration with some of entertainment’s biggest stars. Produced in collaboration with Camela Leierth – pop artist and co-writer for Katy Perry – “Beautiful Stranger” marks the culmination of years of growth and development for this Brooklyn born singer-songwriter, and the beginning of what will surely be his breakthrough year, having already been named “an artist to look out for” by Unique & Rare Magazine. “Beautiful Stranger” was produced by master class guitarist Xavier Cevrin and co-written by Raed Saade.


“Working with John on this video was such an incredible experience,” Faouiza said about filming the video. “We hadn’t previously met in person, having worked on the song together remotely, but things felt so comfortable and light together on set. Despite the long (and cold) days, I had such an amazing time and am so grateful for the countless talented people working behind the scenes to bring this beautiful visual to life.”

Blu DeTiger Announces Debut EP & Shares Single “Vintage” (+ video) / EP 5th March

Singer-songwriter and bass-playing superstar Blu DeTiger has announced her debut EP How Did We Get Here?, slated for release March 5th, alongside her huge new single “Vintage” which premiered today on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show.

Duran Duran Release Official Music Video For ‘Five Years.’

Following the release of their poignant tribute cover of David Bowie’s classic ‘Five Years,’ Duran Duran share their official music video today in continued celebration of the late and legendary icon.

Directed by regular collaborator Gavin Elder, and using state of the art technology and VFX, Elder oversaw the filming of each band member remotely in both London and Los Angeles and incorporated the work of experimental artist Teek Mach – known for capturing the human touch in virtual and digital spaces, using Titlbrush and Unity – collectively creating a truly unique and modern music video, fit for these times, bringing each band member together in one space, virtually.

New Music: (indie/electronic) LANKS is back with haunting new single “Cold Blood”

“Cold Blood” is yet another hauntingly beautiful offering from the consistently astounding artist, whose ethereal falsetto merges with crisp drums and little wisps of electronic production.


Today, multi-award-winning Nigerian superstar DAVIDO releases the accompanying video to the ‘Dirty December’ anthem “The Best” ft. Mayorkun, taken from his critically acclaimed third studio album A BETTER TIME released through Davido Worldwide Entertainment/ Sony Music U.K. /RCA Records. The visuals bring to life the entrancing, Afro-pop co-production from Senzi and Fresh VDM.


DistroKid Launches “Upstream,” the World’s First Matchmaking Service Connecting Unsigned Artists and Record Labels

DistroKid, the world’s leading distributor of independent music, announced today that they have launched Upstream, a revolutionary new product that provides record labels and artists looking to be signed with a powerful new way to find each other. Upstream allows artists who opt-in to automatically share their streaming data with approved record labels. Republic Records, home to such artists as Ariana Grande, Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and others, is the first label announced to participate in Upstream.

Upstream is free for DistroKid members, does not take any rights or earnings from artists, and there is no obligation to opt-in. Artists can join Upstream with the click of a button and can opt-out just as easily at any time.

Ashley Jordan Kicks Off 2021 with Hopeful New Single “One More Night”

Described as charismatic, honest and a vocal powerhouse, singer/songwriter Ashley Jordan has performed her music across the U.S. for the past 10 years. Over the course of her career, she has had the honor of supporting artists such as Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Uncle Cracker, The Beach Boys, Jimmie Allen, The Charlie Daniels Band, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Rusted Root, Jason Mraz, Phillip Phillips, Christina Perri, O.A.R., Howie Day and more. Jordan has performed for audiences as large as 40,000, and in 2015, her song “Angels” received a 1st Round Grammy nomination. She is the first-ever female back-to-back winner of the coveted Boston Music Awards “Country Artist of the Year” accolade (2017 and 2018) and nominated for a third and now a fourth time in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Ashley is also a two time NashNext Finalist (top 10 nation-wide 2016 and 2017), selected both years by Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media.

Ashley Jordan’s “One More Night”

Watch CYRRCA’s “Apocalypse Tao” video: Elon Musk flamethrower heat & the only monster trucks in Seoul; debut LP is out on 2/26

Today, CYRRCA is sharing the epic video for “Apocalypse Tao,” which features the only flamethrower from Elon Musk’s Boring Company in all of South Korea as well as the only custom monster truck in Seoul. The track was originally composed by the designer of futuristic Korean clothing label IISE. CYRRCA’s self-titled debut is due out on February 26th, 2021 and details the experiences of a multi-year journey around the world.

GEOMETRY OF CHAOS – single “Spiral Staircase” from album “Soldiers of Τhe Νew World Order”

Italian band Geometry of Chaos is the new project from Fabio La Manna, mainly guitarist, bassist and writer of the music, and Davide Cardella, drummer and much more.

Sabiyha | new single out now (BBC Introducing, Dave Okumu)

South London’s Sabiyha today releases her first single of 2021, ‘Lullaby’. A vivid celebration of her Guyanese heritage, the track has been produced by close friend Drew Jodi. Stream ‘Lullaby’ – which follows Sabiyha’s recent, BBC Introducing supported single ‘Do I Matter’ – across all platforms from here.

Single & Video: Leave Nelson B – Indulgence ft A-F-R-O

Cleveland’s own Leave Nelson B presents his latest single “Indulgence”.

The song features A-F-R-O, who has been a bearer of hope for many Hip Hop heads across the globe since he was first discovered by R.A. the Rugged Man.
The collaboration between producer Leave Nelson B and A-F-R-O was born out of the pandemic and carries a message Leave Nelson B desperately needed at the time it was made.

Swayló Celebrates New Moon Cycle With Single ‘Ascension’

Multi-hyphenate artist and producer Swayló continues his meteoric rise in the dance music scene with a new experimental single ‘Ascension’ set for release on Thursday, January 28th. Drawing from the global sounds of Native America, Africa, and the Amazon, Swaylo fuses techno, house, and hyphy hip-hop instrumentals to create an empowering and transcendental sound.

BLEACH EVERYTHING: Decibel Magazine Streams New “Bound/Cured” X-Ray Flexi

As bicoastal US hardcore punk outfit BLEACH EVERYTHING prepares to release their new “Bound/Cured” X-Ray flexi disc this Friday via Dark Operative, Decibel Magazine is hosting an exclusive advance stream of the new songs.

Full Stream: Bleach Everything — “Bound/Cured”


Deva St John grew up as a working actor. As much as she loved it (and still does) she felt like she couldn’t really explore who she was or who she could become. Unwavering commitment, regardless of how damaging it might be, seemed like the only key to success. Hence the name of the track. When Deva finally got the courage to also pursue music, it felt like a very reckless choice. She then committed way less energy to acting and was getting a lot of angst out in the songwriting.

#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! Ugly Money Entertainment Presents: China Monai – “Jetski” – feat. Pap Chanel

M. Caye Castagnetto Shares “Hands” Video Via Self-Titled Mag

Peruvian artist Caye Castagnetto (they/them) shares the official video for “Hands On The Business.” Alongside an exclusive premiere of the video, Self-Titled did an interview with Castagnetto to decode their debut LP, Leap Second, out now on Castle Face Records.

On “Hands On The Business,” Castagnetto says: This song was written after going to an opening event at the State park in Chinatown, Los Angeles. After hearing real estate agents discuss the site’s beautification, armed with portfolios of landscaping pathologies: plants separated from the ground, followed by animals and humans in unbroken sequence.

M. Caye Castagnetto HelpsUs Make Sense of the ManyLayers Within Leap Second

Roots of Creation Releases New Video for “Light It Up” Ft. Mighty Mystic

Acclaimed reggae-rock group Roots of Creation kicks off 2021 with new music! Dropping today is Roots of Creation’s new music video for “Light it Up” ft. Mighty Mystic. The new video premiered with Reggaeville!

p-rallel And Lauren Faith Share New Track “Blue Denim Jeans” || Out Now On Different Recordings

With p-rallel’s laid-back r&b beats providing the perfect backdrop to Lauren’s soulful and melodic vocals, the synergy between the two is palpable. Although lyrically it’s a melancholic track, the sonics feel like a warm hug during a bleak time, one that will have you daydreaming of carefree times. “When the first lockdown happened I got really down for a while. I felt really lonely and I guess we have all at some point in our lives wanted to escape,” Lauren recalls. “This song is about me battling with those feelings, over-indulging in red wine, and letting it temporarily defeat me. Meeting Gio and writing this tune definitely helped to pull me out of the rut I was in.” Whilst p-rallel adds in, “it had been a while since I’d made a proper r&b tune so linked up with Lauren for the first time and feel we really hit the spot in terms of what I wanted to find sonically,” states p-rallel.

Kumi Takahara shares minimal new track “Roll”

Whether participating in classical concerts or lending her talents to contemporary artists and musicians, Kumi Takahara has long been contributing to the world of music. This year, however, sees Takahara finally showcase her own compositions to the world with the release of her debut album See-Through out February 24th via FLAU.

Premiere: Roll by Kumi Takahara

Jaah SLT Thunders Into 2021 with a New Banger

Sinking his teeth into beats with precision and ferocity, Jaah SLT is determined to prove this will be his year. Rekindling the energy of his creative 2020 music videos, Jaah lives in the moment with “2021 Banger,” his latest single. Populated with buzzing blasts of synth, “2021 Banger” is a free associative smack talker, as Jaah brags about his growing bankroll and shouts down his hapless haters with increasing intensity: “How you in the trap, but you can’t pay rent?/Why you worry bout me and my pockets? I spend.” In the video, Jaah rocks a Tom Brady University of Michigan jersey as he runs his poker table, accumulating chips as he sips his juice. Directed by Lurxh, the video has the visual spark for which Jaah SLT is known, filled with dynamic camerawork and eye-popping visual effects.

Slimelife Shawty Bares His Soul in the Melodic “Homicide”

Slimelife Shawty’s fluid sense of melody and unapologetically raw lyrics earned him a reputation as one of the most promising young rappers in Atlanta. Pledging his undying loyalty to his homies, Slimelife shares “Homicide,” his latest single. Alternating pained croons and tumbling, lightning quick bars, Slimelife sings the praises of his tight-knit crew and asserts that he has no time for new friends, snitches, or hangers-on: “Can you look me in my eyes and tell me that you’re with me, wrong or right?/I’m not tryin’ to be no gangster rapper or any type sh*t, this just my life.” In the video, Slimelife Shawty and his homies, decked head to toe in Tru Details, congregate to count cash outside the apartments that Slimelife spent his whole life trying to escape.

New Music From Lil Mosey “Holy Water” Out Now On Mogul Vision/Interscope Records

Last year, Lil Mosey notched his first Billboard Hot 100 top-ten record with “Blueberry Faygo.” The triple-platinum single peaked at No. 8 on 100 and went No. 1 on Billboard’s US Rhythmic Chart. Mosey’s voluminous output was equally impressive, as he released Certified Hitmaker (AVA Leak) last August. Mosey’s altruism kept fans satisfied as he dropped three new songs, including “Back At It” featuring Lil Baby and “Top Gone” with Lunay. To close out 2020, he joined forces with Hitmaka for his scorching single “Jumpin Out the Face.”

Trapboy Freddy Releases New Single + Music Video for “Hypocrite”  

Today, dallas-born rapper Trapboy Freddy releases his new single “Hypocrite”. The track and music video feature Freddy’s hard-hitting flow and powerful lyrics, backed by a clean and rhythmic beat. “Hypocrite” comes on the heels of his highly-anticipated mixtape Big Trap which he released in October. Big Trap featured fan favorites like Lil Quita, Sum Mo (feat. 42 Dugg), and Let Me Find Out (feat. Yella Beezy). Fans can look out for more new releases from Freddy coming soon.

“Scuffed Up, Shoegazey,” VHS Gold- Watch Kelly Duplex’s New Video!

Recalling the good old days when MTV wasn’t back to back episodes of Ridiculousness, New Orleans based guitar pop trio, Kelly Duplex has shared their latest video for a cover of The Sundays’ “Here’s Where The Story Ends.” This will be the final single off the trio’s upcoming s/t album out on February 12th via Strange Daisy.

Emerging Alt/Pop Songstress GREYA Releases Video For Emotive Single THRIVE

Singer, songwriter, and musical explorer, Greya, recently released “Thrive,” the follow-up to her scorching summer single, “All Hell Breaks Loose.”

Co-written with Grace Snider, Jasper Leak, and Chris Keup; and produced by Leak, Keup, and Michael Rossback, “Thrive” is a poignant take on a one-sided relationship.

Now, Greya has released the video for “Thrive,” which was brilliantly shot by up-and-coming director, Hannah Hall.

THE CORAL announce TENTH studio album and release ‘Faceless Angel’

The wheels rattle into the thrilling unknown on The Coral’s first new music since 2018, finding the unsurpassed, metamorphic gonzo-pop five-piece in the company of crooks, sell-by-date candyfloss and plastic skeletons as they release Faceless Angel. Of misplaced memories from a place and time that might never have been, the track precedes a new and vividly evocative body of work from the legendary Merseyside band in the form of their TENTH and first, ever double-album: Coral Island.

Superblue “Clouds” for Skope Magazine

Indie-rock trio, Superblue has released their debut single “Clouds” this morning. The jangly and melodic sonic nugget was written as lead guitarist/vocalist Jake Valentine says was inspired by “the dog days of summer and the changing of the seasons along with some personal thoughts that had my head in the clouds.”

Midwest Rapper Mickey Slimee Keeps It On Him 24/7 With New Video “On Me”

His latest video On Me is directed by 13twentythree and produced by Maniac Beats. The track has Mickey speaking on his real life situation. “I Got It On Me 24/7. If You Know, You Know!” says Mickey. The song was featured on the Target Practice mixtape which dropped on Christmas. Check out the video now on youtube as well NerveDJSmixtapes.com.