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DynamoMin Presents The Video To The Song ‘The Road’

Stream + Share “Riding a Tiger” by Alora Farenweh

Alora Farenweh is a young Canadian singer-songwriter who creates dreamy folk-pop with the hope of transporting her listeners to another world. As someone who struggles with depersonalization disorder/derealization disorder (where you feel you are outside of yourself/that the world around you isn’t real), this felt-experience carries over into her music. Both lyrics and soundscapes often imitate a dream, and invite the listener into a world of colour, glowing crystals, and (often) friendly animals. Usually appearing in a whimsical white paper crown, Alora weaves layers of spiritual significance into her work.

Musical tribute to Allen Ginsberg’s “Fall of America” poems out Feb 5

Fall of America poems published by City Lights Books in San Francisco covers the years 1965-1971 when Ginsberg was crisscrossing the country, exploring a system of composition by narrating into the portable reel to reel Uher that Bob Dylan had gifted him.

“In 1965, Ginsberg began planning an ambitious project, a book of thematically connected poems, a collection that ‘discovered’ America in poetry similar to the way Kerouac’s On the Road had explored the country in prose. The Vietnam War would be a constant presence overhanging Ginsberg’s travel writings like a darkening shadow affecting daily life in the country. It would be a study of contrasts: natural beauty slammed up against an ugliness that rose out of the tensions of violence. The public’s polarized dialogue over Vietnam and, earlier in the decade, the civil rights movement, convinced Ginsberg that America was teetering on the precipice of a fall.” -Michael Schumacher, from introduction to The Fall of America Journals 1965-1971.

Young Cooley | Pop That Shit | [Music Video]

P.O.D, Pop Or Die Rapper and Recording Artist Young Cooley, jumped in the studio and cooked up another one with “Pop That Shit”. Young Cooley, poped out with Zaytoven on the beat ready to pop his sh*t! The Atlanta, GA native spared none, from the ladies to the jewels and everything in between Young Cooley is on and popping.

Mike Posner Releases New Single and Video, “Momma Always Told Me” Ft Stanaj and Yung Bae

“Like many of the songs I put out, I wrote this one a while ago, but it’s especially meaningful to me right now. “Momma Always Told Me” is invigorating to me personally.” Posner reveals. “When I hear it, it reminds me of the beautiful people who played on it, it reminds me that life can be joyous, and it reminds me to let go and enjoy the ride. I hope others can get the same feeling out of it during this challenging time. Take care of your shit. Live your life. Shine your light.”

Get ready to howl at the Full Wolf Moon tonight, with new alt-folk single from EVVAN

Coinciding with the January 28th full moon, known as the Wolf Moon, EVVAN releases the new alternative-folk single, “Wolf.” The track is the second offering from the upcoming EP, Home, which will be released on April 30, 2021. With overarching themes of self-discovery and acceptance, the EP reflects a period of personal awakening during which EVVAN revamped her writing, melodies, and artistic identity. EVVAN co-produced Home with the band Milo Greene, who also appear on the record.


Royal Blood’s relentless return continues as they unveil the official video for “Typhoons” which feature the duo performing on the rooftop of a carpark next to London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. As the sky darkens, the sounds attract crowds of people to join them. As a storm erupts, the band are surrounded: a typhoon looms large over them, its movements mirrored by the intense, spiralling reaction of the throng below.

#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! Infamy/BMG/Republic Presents: DJ Infamous x Kash Doll – “Bad Azz” feat. Mulatto & Benny the Butcher

IDLES share new video for “Carcinogenic” (Live for Independent Venue Week)

Today, IDLES have shared a new video for album track “Carcinogenic”. Recorded live for Independent Venue Week, the video sees each of the band members performing the track from separate venues across their hometown of Bristol including The Louisiana, Exchange, The Mother’s Ruin, The Old Duke and Trinity Centre.


3X Grammy nominated, Since the 80s singer/songwriter Asiahn drops a new visual for “My World,” from her Motown debut EP The Interlude which dropped earlier this month. The video showcases a dreamy Asiahn highlighted with ever changing colors and kaleidoscope effects to match the soft sensual melody of the track. The Interlude has received praise from Okayplayer, Nylon, Refinery29, and more and earned Asiahn Billboard’s Emerging Artist Spotlight after debuting at #32 on the Billboard Emerging Artists chart, #25 on Heatseekers Albums charts and #48 Current Album Sales Chart.

Aries Unveils Official Video For “CONVERSATIONS”

Multihyphenate artist Aries has delivered the official video for his genre-blending track “CONVERSATIONS” today. The visual was shot in Los Angeles and was co-directed by Aries and his frequent collaborator Mattias Russo-Larsson. From a convertible on PCH, to a dark and moody hotel room, to a high school dance and out to the ocean, the video jumps around through various scenes and simultaneously captures the youthful vibe of the song and the playful lyrics. Speaking on the video, Aries explains:

“Conversations has a youthful energy that I wanted reflected with the music video. I grew up in California so driving down PCH sums that up for me. Then the high school prom scene just felt like the perfect extension of that youthfulness.”


Having picked up producer credits working on projects with the likes of Trippie Red, Diplo & Iann Dior, Rising Los Angeles based artist WYATT today reveals stellar new offering, In Another Life. A sky-reaching left- pop cut showcasing WYATT over an infectious arrangement, the track arrives with a striking animated video and earmarks the newcomer as one to watch in 2021. Speaking on the track, WYATT states:

“In Another Life is all about longing for what could’ve been. It’s about having the strength to step back from a relationship that’s not working. It’s about letting go, but still daydreaming of a world where you and I could have a happy ending.”

John Smith Holds Onto Hope On New Album “The Fray” – out March 26th

“If we don’t hold on, we’re lost,” says singer, songwriter, and revered guitarist John Smith, speaking on the meaning behind his song “Hold On”. The tune embodies a thread of hopefulness in a blanket of bad news; a thread that runs throughout his new full-length album, The Fray. Out March 26th, The Fray finds Smith writing his sixth album, grounded from his usually-busy touring schedule, and reeling from a cascade of even worse news in his personal life; wading through it all with a defiant positivity. “It’s been a hell of a year, but I feel I’ve created my most honest work as a result—and as a necessity,” says Smith. “A lot of these songs are about accepting that life is hard, but just holding on and trying to enjoy it anyway.”


El cantante Hondureño, Mr. JC se une a “La Voz” de Cuba, Osmani Garcia con una cancion de la mano del productor, Genio, titulada “Butute”. El tema pegajoso que contiene un video musical dirigido por Mike Montoya, muestra a un Osmani Garcia cantando por primera vez el genero de música “Punta”, junto a uno de los cantantes mas pegados en Honduras, Mr. JC. “Butute” en este tema es una palabra de calle de Honduras y El Salvador que significa Trasero, el cual se ve en el video musical un despliegue de bailarinas moviendo su “Butute”, mientras juegan deportes con los cantantes.

Producer and musician Benny Freestyles traverse’s some very green terrain in new video

Get lifted with Freestyles in this new video that captures the beauty of nature and marijuana. The musician and lyricist expands on his life views and how he lives by his own mantra of “living in the moment, positivity, and love. It’s about this one time experience of who we are and making the most of it.” The video was directed by Benny and a friend of his, their partnership in production is known as Endeavor Studios.

Newcomer DIY band GALACTIC DUST deliver in their latest, saucy indie-pop single

Noam, Alfie and Mattia, better known by their uber-cool band name Galactic Dust, are the new kids on the block making a name for themselves in the world of indie and electronic pop. The North London-based trio joined forces in 2018 and have since been cooking up a musical storm in their home studio writing, recording and mixing everything themselves, all whilst drawing inspiration from the 90’s sound and aesthetic and pairing it with influences from a wide range of genres and artists including everyone from Kali Uchis to Tame Impala and Miles Davis.

Celtic-rock trailblazers STORM SEEKER release ‘Guns Don’t Cry’ LP

Nautical folk metallers Storm Seeker present their new album ‘Guns Don’t Cry’ via NoCut Entertainment, in addition to unveiling both a lyrics video and official video featuring Mr. Hurley & Die Pulveraffen for their latest single ‘Deathwatch Beetle Party’.

Over the past week, the Düsseldorf pirates have seen a real boom via TikTok, where the sea shanty ‘Wellerman’ has inspired millions. Apparently this 19th-century sailor’s song speaks to many in pandemic times. Storm Seeker’s ‘Sea Shanty Folk Version’ has generated over 382,000 views on TikTok and briefly featured on NBC news regarding the revival of sea shanties.


Unapologetic and explosive, noise pop-rock project Midnight Drags has today announced a new single It’s True (I Can’t Stand Myself), a blistering look at self-loathing, out today, January 29. Midnight Drags, the solo project of artist Lucas James, has also announced the release date for his highly anticipated new album Bad Business, out February 26 2021 and available for pre-order now.

MIDNIGHT DRAGS Release New Single ‘It’s True (I Can’t Stand Myself) + New Album Out Soon


The track pairs his vulnerable vocals with warm piano and delicately plucked acoustic guitar. His impressive high-register takes hold on the hook as he promises, “Well darling I’ll be fine. It’s only a matter of time.” It unfolds as an intimate goodbye letter sealed with raw feelings as he urges kindness in the face of indiscriminate social media noise. The one-shot visual focuses on a close-up of Joshua as he sings on a train track. The tight angle only augments the song’s emotional intensity before he walks away one last time.

Watch “Hook – I Like You (official video)” on YouTube

Hook are a new wave, indie band from Dublin, Ireland. Formed in early 2019 they spent the year writing, rehearsing and recording. They released their debut EP in March 2020 to positive reviews and a lot of radio play across the world.

“Never Coming Down” Official Music Video from Deadhead Daisies

Shot, directed and edited entirely by the group, the official music video for the new single “NEVER COMING DOWN” from Deadhead Daisies is set for release everywhere Friday, Jan 29, 2021. The song is the third single off the upcoming independent debut album from Toronto-based songwriters and producers Jordan and Justin Kahn.

New Music Release from CKay “Kiss Me Like You Miss Me” On Warner Music South Africa

Multi-talented singer-songwriter and producer CKay releases second single off his upcoming sophomore EP, ‘Boyfriend’, now available to pre-add and scheduled for release 12th February 2021.

While borrowing from Amapiano, “Kiss Me Like you Miss Me” maintains the overall inspiration and energy of the EP, which is centred around stringed instruments. CKay once again proves his midas touch by adding a refreshingly wordly approach to the South African-made dance genre.

ATL’s Nechie Releases Shady Baby | Exec. Produced by Gunna

Burgeoning Atlanta rapper Nechie has released his brand new project, Shady Baby (Interscope Records). Aimed to show the two sides of the charismatic College Park, GA artist, Shady Baby is Nechie’s best work yet. Often switching flows and cadences, the project is laden with melodies and storytelling elements that spotlights Nechie as one of the more exciting new rappers to come from the area. He’s received overwhelming support from the rap community including fellow artists like Young Thug, NAV, Moneybagg Yo, Lil Keed and more.

Selena Gomez Releases New Single and Music Video “Baila Conmigo” with Rauw Alejandro

After receiving unanimous acclaim for her momentous return to Latin music with “De Una Vez,” Selena Gomez releases her new Spanish-language single “Baila Conmigo” (“Dance With Me”) with Rauw Alejandro today. Get it HERE via Interscope Records. Gomez also officially unveils her new Spanish-language EP, REVELACIÓN, on March 12. Tainy and NEON16 served as executive producers. Target will have an exclusive CD featuring an alternative cover & poster.

Debut Album From Celeste, ‘Not Your Muse’ Available Now Via Interscope Records

“‘Not Your Muse’ is the power I found when I felt powerless…In making this album I have allowed myself to arrive at a place where I feel empowered, fiercely wide-eyed and fulfilled. I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved on my debut album and to be in this position, after the year that has been, I feel nothing but gratitude and excitement. I hope you enjoy it…” Celeste (December 2020)

Celeste – ‘Not Your Muse’ review: modern soul hero comes good on the hype

New Music From 5AM “You’re Going To Be Fine” Out Now On 1865/Interscope Records

DUNDER team up with Ginger Jamie for their debut single Shake It

With their pop-infused house music, grabbing inspiration from numerous of genres including garage/two step, disco and soul, DUNDER provides their own unique take on how to make the listener move. The duo, consisting of Simon Boustedt and Ian-Paolo Lira, started out as songwriting and producer colleagues. A collaboration which has now evolved into both a thriving friendship as well as a creative team to be reckoned with.

Heavy Feather release new single “Love Will Come Easy”

Root rockers Heavy Feather are back with new music. Their upcoming sophomore album “Mountain of Sugar” is to be released by The Sign Records in spring 2021. The third single leading up to the album is entitled “Love Will Come Easy” and is out now on all streaming platforms.


Rising independent pop powerhouse and 2021 One To Watch Aistè has released new single ‘Where You’re Going Today,’ premiered on Hayes FM, and the accompanying official music video, premiered on A1234. Completed during lockdown, both the track and the video are entirely written and produced by Aistè herself.

Out today: Deep Space Mask (Fra) “Songs From The Dark Light” @ Heavy Metal / Stoner Rock

Deep Space Mask is the solo project of Raymz (ex Fiinky Pie, hard rock band who produced three albums with Brennus Music Records between 2003 and 2009). It is an “one man band”, created in February 2020.

On the 1st album “Songs From The Dark Light” Raymz composed and played all the instruments (guitars, bass, drums, keyboards), all the voices, the sound recording and the mixing.

ARCHON present their debut single ‘Dark Grounds’

Brand new metalcore act ARCHON hailing from Aarhus, Denmark, are ready to make a name for themselves with their upcoming debut EP ‘Altiora’. By combining metalcore with elements found in both ambient and classical genres, together with lyrical themes touching upon personal and socio-political challenges, they present an atmosphere which is brutal, mellow, ambient and graceful all at once.


Australian artist Tones And I has shared a Jonas Blue remix of her international hit “Fly Away,” which is available today on all streaming platforms. Originally released at the tail end of 2020, “Fly Away” has amassed 65 million streams, marking a new chapter in the global phenom’s already historic career, and serving as a preview to her widely anticipated full-length debut.

Out Now: Born Before 00’s, KASPERG, Simon Jayson ‘Dirty’

“Dirty was born in my very first Stockholm session. While we’re working on the bassline I randomly mumbled “The beat is too dirty” which was then recorded to be a part of the song.” – KASPERG on ‘Dirty’

OUT TODAY | Bård Berg’s new album Oslo Beats, Vol II

Norway’s music scene – be it pop, indie or dance music – often owes a lot to the various music conservatories across the country, especially those ones that specialise in jazz. Highasakite, Emilie Nicolas, Pom Poko and Natalie Sandtorv are just some of the artists who studied that genre – and the brilliant Bård Berg is another. The drummer and producer is releasing the second instalment of his collaborative album project this month – Oslo Beats, Vol II is out TODAY and it promises to make him as much of a household name as those mentioned.

OUT TODAY | iris and SKAAR team up on pop banger “voodoo voodoo”

Following on from last year’s return with the tender, cleansing “lavender and heaven”, iris is back with a bang in the shape of new single “voodoo voodoo”, a dark magic dancefloor duet with fellow Norwegian SKAAR. It’s out today!


Fresh from teasing us with previous single ‘Pencilled Brims’, Liverpool based bedroom-pop artist Amber Jay is back and happy to announce the release of her debut EP ‘Never Too Far From A Dark Thought’ – which will be released on the 3rd March 2021. To celebrate this announcement, Amber Jay has shared her new track ‘Stay The Same’ – a classic heartbreak tale with alt-pop harmonic twist, where she continues to redefine the bedroom-pop genre.


‘Bring Me Back My Smile’ extends his sonic palette, by stirring modern alt-pop production and late ’90s harmonies into the mix. His voice is similarly eclectic as it progresses from an almost rapped introduction into a soaring soulful topline.

Whereas last single ‘Robbed Me’ delved into the shock that comes after a relationship suddenly ends, ‘Bring Me Back My Smile’ focuses on moving on. How can you rise above the pain, establish what went wrong and look towards a brighter future?

DynamoMin Presents The Video To The Song ‘The Road’