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DynamoMin Presents The Video To The Song ‘The Road’

Crazy Cousinz links up with Caitlyn Scarlett on new single ‘Sweet Side’

Affirming his status in the dance music lane after successive hit releases, ‘Sweet Side’ is a fluttering dose of melodic house from Crazy Cousinz, pairing emotion-tinged beats with the angelic vocals of Caitlyn Scarlett. It marks an exciting start to 2021 for the London-based producer, with ‘Sweet Side’ expanding on the deeper production he showcased on the acclaimed ‘Outline’ featuring Julie Bergan, his last single that has racked up 10 million streams globally and been remixed by Ill Blu and OFFAIAH amongst others, in addition to the huge 2019 summertime smash ‘Amnesia’ featuring Alex Mills.

Alok & Everyone You Know’ – Kids On Whizz

Brazilian superstar DJ & producer Alok has teamed up with multi-faceted UK sibling duo Everyone You Know (EYK) to release their new single ‘Kids on Whizz’.

The track is a rework of Everyone You Knows’ recent single ‘Charlie’ and features a lyric sample from The Streets’ ‘Weak Become Heroes’. Laced with Alok’s signature deep-driving bass-lines and EYK’s synth layered beats, the rework is topped by Rhys’ continuous flow of lyrics creating a club-ready hit.

IDLES – mark Independent Venue Week with ‘Carcinogenic’ Video – Watch

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.

NEWS: Brigitte DeMeyer keeps Music City close while heading west with ‘Seeker,’ co-written and produced by Jano Rix (The Wood Brothers)

Having spent years as a working musician, residing in Nashville was a good thing for Brigitte DeMeyer. Becoming a part of Music City’s vibrant community of artists and industry folks kept her busy, as she carved out her place living and working there, all while raising her young son. Originally from California, she commuted to Nashville for years; relocating full time was a leap of faith — one that paid off. And, while the work has been rewarding, the greatest rewards for the artist are the friendships and partnerships she maintains there. When an urgent need to move back to California came suddenly for her family, DeMeyer had to go. But her spirit keeps deep roots in the South.

Brigitte DeMeyer Shows Reverence to Her Nashville Family on “Salt of the Earth,” Reveals New Album ‘Seeker’

Tigercub return with first new material since 2018 | Watch mind-bending visualiser for massive new single “Beauty”

Tigercub return today with massive new single “Beauty”, a statement of real intent and the first taster from a series of recording sessions produced by the band’s own Jamie Stephen Hall, with co-production and engineering from Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse, Everything Everything).

Another leap forward from previous recordings, “Beauty” – mixed by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Ghost, Royal Blood) – more than fulfills the significant potential the band always promised and looks set to cement their place at the top table of British rock acts in 2021.


Julia Stone has today shared another tantalising taste of her forthcoming third solo album Sixty Summers with the poignant track ‘We All Have’ featuring Matt Berninger from The National. Also been revealed today; Sixty Summers will now be released on Friday 16 April (via BMG) – due to a delay in vinyl production.


‘Piano Theory’ is an ecstatic house cut that propels listeners full throttle into the soundscape of ABSOLUTE.’s debut mixtape, Wonderland. Drawing on elements of peak time rave euphoria, the track is an electrified throwback to the UK rave scene with high energy piano chords set against driving techno drums and chopped up breakbeats.

Alt-rock four-piece Dohny Jep release latest single ‘Looking In’

Kent-based alternative-rock four-piece Dohny Jep began as a duo in early 2019, with Stuart and Pete deciding to create something unlike anything either of them had done before in previous bands and projects. With their unique video concepts and mesh of pop-synth melodies and rock guitars, they did just that. Fast forward one year and with an additional two members in tow, the group self-released their much celebrated debut album L.U.S.T in July 2020.

New > AMA Shares New EP ‘VS EVERYTHING’ + New Video

Constantly creating music and evolving her sound, West London singer AMA kicks off 2021 with her new EP ‘VS EVERYTHING’, out today on Dirty Hit. Watch the video for ‘WORLD LEAGUE’ here, the second single to be taken from the EP, which features appearances from rising artists Niko B, Nega Brendon and Brian Nasty.

Allen Wish & Robbie Rivera Remix ‘Girlfriend’

Legendary house producer Robbie Rivera joins forces with LA-based DJ/producer Allen Wish for a new house edit of Robbie Rivera’s 2003 classic hit ‘Girlfriend.’ out now via Ultra Records. ‘Girlfriend’ marks the first release of the year from Rivera and Wish who provide the perfect dose of nostalgia leading into the new year.

Robbie Rivera & Allen Wish Put Their Touch on “Girlfriend”

Retro Queen Jade Moss, Releases Neo Vintage-Pop Track ‘Hey Babe’ which Blends Classic, Sultry Jazz with Pop and Trip-Hop!

Jade Moss made her name as a fearless entrepreneur in the world of fashion and textiles and her music career looks to continue the trend, wowing audiences with her mix of nostalgia, glamour and attitude. Her new single, Hey Babe, talks about true love in a disposable and shallow world and about meeting someone new and making it clear to be careful how they play their cards when they have a queen in their hands. Wrapped up in a sound which blends classic, sultry jazz with pop and trip-hop, it’s the perfect introduction to an artist who never takes ‘no’ for an answer.

YATABE unveils rousing new single ‘Pretty Truth’

Japan-born DJ, producer and vocalist YATABE returns with new single ‘Pretty Truth’, out now.

A slick, club-ready house jam, ‘Pretty Truth’ combines a deep, bumping bassline with euphoric breakdowns and YATABE’s soaring vocals. It follows debut single ‘No Reason’, which later received remixes from UKG favourite SHOSH and Doncaster artist Kelvin Wood, the latter of which has racked up 300,000 Spotify streams.

Conor Albert and Alice Auer release new single “Forget”

Conor Albert & Alice Auer have released their new single “Forget” via Young Poet Records. “Forget” is the third track to be lifted from the duo’s upcoming EP, following lead single “Smile” in Nov 2020, and the duo’s cover of Carl Sigman and Bob Russell’s 1949 jazz standard “Crazy He Calls Me”.

Having first met in 2019, Conor and Alice quickly established a creative partnership as well as a firm friendship, bonding over a love of classic jazz and contemporary beat-driven music.

LUNAKAI unveils brand new single ‘ALL IN’

LUNAKAI kicks off 2021 with new single ‘ALL IN’, released today through his Masters of Nowhere label.

‘ALL IN’ is an intimate recording bringing together LUNAKAI’s hypnotic vocals, lo-fi guitar and a stripped back beat. The track is a unique take on electronic alt-pop whilst being ready to give listeners that adrenaline rush when dropped late night at any festival of worth. ‘ALL IN’ takes you on a ride through a melancholic yet optimistic side of LUNAKAI’s sound. The track has already received airtime on ‘Diplo & Friends’ show on BBC Radio 1.

Dutchkid Kick Off 2021 With ‘Lemonade’

Ahead of their debut album later this year, Dutchkid kick off 2021 with ‘Lemonade’, landing a BBC Introducing ‘Record Of The Week’ to add to their growing collection. Dutchkid turned plenty of heads last year with a string of singles showcasing their unique brand of stylish electronic pop. They crashed through 8 million streams with playlist support from the likes of New Music Friday (Spotify) and New Artist Spotlight (Apple Music) and ended the year highlighted in BBC Introducing’s ‘Best Of 2020’. Dutchkid are undoubtedly ones to watch, selling out all three, debut headline live shows, with the biggest yet now rescheduled for Friday 11th June 2021 at Oslo (Hackney, London). ‘Lemonade’ is another chance to enjoy their credible slant on synth-driven pop and, as always, it’s a tune full of hooks, skilfully delivered.

My Life as Ali Thomas share fiery “Rinn” music video

With “Rinn”, the genre-defying group once again showcase their distinctive, experimental style on an anthem encouraging listeners to set their mind free in order to truly meet yourself.

Comprised of frontwoman ‘Pie’ Kanyapak Wuttara, guitarist ‘Rack’ Wipata Lertpanya and drummer ‘Taw’ Wannaphong Jangbumrung, the free-spirited musical style of My Life as Ali Thomas has seen them build a solid global fanbase since releasing their debut album Paper via Warner Music Thailand in 2016.

Marie Naffah releases empowering new single ‘Wasteland’

Marie Naffah has released the brand new single ‘Wasteland’, taken from her forthcoming EP out later this year.

‘Wasteland’ is an empowering upbeat anthem from the impressive soul singer, which celebrates not conforming to stereotypes.

Regarding the single Marie says, “I wanted the song to move in and out of two lands – The Wasteland and Wonderland. Wasteland – the home of self-doubt, apathy and vulnerability is articulated through the verses whilst Wonderland is a space of confidence, power and energy that pulsates through the chorus. After the year we’ve all had, I feel it is a song for people who seek to find their own version of Wonderland in 2021.”


Consistently using their exuberant alt-pop to deliver a message of pure positivity, Flawes are a liberating experience at a time when it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the world around us. Factor in consistently inventive visuals for their recent singles ‘Holding Out For The Win’ and ‘What’s a Boy To Do’, and it’s easy to see why they’re emerging as a hot tip among numerous new music champions.


Today, North Philly’s own 2rare drops his fourth single and music video “Rare Story,” out now via Internet Money Records / Homemade Projects / 10K Projects. His first release of 2021, “Rare Story” follows up a breakthrough year for the artist which saw his signing to the label and his successful debut single “Big Drippa” (2M+ on Spotify, 20M on SoundCloud). In “Rare Story,” 2rare brings his trademark melodic bars and his most confident delivery yet.

Jane Lee Hooker drops New Single/Video “Jericho”

JLH exploded out of New York City in 2015, and won acclaim in the U.S. and abroad with their debut album of revved-up blues covers, “No B!” The band were snapped up and signed to legendary German blues label Ruf Records. Their sophomore release, Spiritus, was released in 2017, to rave reviews worldwide. Classic Rock Magazine called it “fiery, just the right level of grubby, and a righteous kick in the shins.”

World Premiere Video: Jane Lee Hooker ‘Jericho’

Indie Rock Project/LGBTQ+ Artist Paper Citizen Reaches Past Digital Perception on New Video Premiered via American Songwriter

“‘Scratching on the Surface” is commenting on the new fast-paced era we live in, technology as a driving force behind all this change, and the idea that we are often passengers in our own lives. With the wall of technology separating us, Gohst asks if we can still cut through the static to reach one another. While we learn to take the driver’s seat of the big machines, these recent changes around us have also opened up new paths. In this new world, women are heard and they make their identities known and celebrated. Gohst invites us to be excited to be alive as we begin to identify our force in the world.

London’s Flo Gallop “21” – Flo Gallop – London’s Pop Princess

You already know Flo Gallop. You’ve already heard her voice, it’s a pitch-perfect, beautiful, arm-around-the-shoulders version of the one in your head. Flo is the voice we all need, She’s the beat behind our breakdowns and the word-perfect poetry of our bounce-back pick-ups. South-east London born and bred, Flo was raised around music, her dad made songwriting feel like breathing. Without it she would choke. So, she sat, scribbling words, diarising an everyday life through the musicality and soul of a natural artist that would eventually emerge, fully formed, as a friend in your ears.

Punctual link up with Nabiha on new single ‘The Step’

UK DJ-producer duo Punctual kick off 2021 with new single ‘The Step’, featuring Danish singer-songwriter Nabiha, out 29th January.

Sampling the Missy Elliot classic ‘I’m Really Hot’, ‘The Step’ is a raw, club-ready house cut, combining infectious vocals, a punchy bassline and irresistible breakdowns. It follows last year’s acclaimed single ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’, that has racked up more than 20 million global streams. The track reached Apple Music Top 20 UK Tracks, Capital Radio’s Top 30, and the KISS FM playlist.

Alicai Harley releases highly anticipated debut EP ‘The Red Room Intro (Yard Gyal Inna Britain)’

A versatile, ten-track release, The Red Room Intro (Yard Gyal Inna Britain) is the Kingston-born, London-raised artist’s biggest and most complete body of work to date. It features singles ‘I Just Wanna Know’, the Ashanti-sampling R&B jam that has amassed over half a million Spotify streams and counting, the dancehall-inspired ‘Tek It To Dem’ as well as the upbeat ‘Rushing’, her collaboration with Afro-swing favourite Kojo Funds. These tracks have already garnered an array of radio support from the likes of Annie Mac, DJ Target and Diplo & Friends on BBC Radio 1, Seani B on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Kiss Fresh, Rob Bruce, Ras Kwame and Tim Westwood on Capital Xtra, Julie Adenuga and Rebecca Judd on Apple Music 1, Rinse FM and more.

St. Solaire won’t be ruled by fear // New single out now

“This song was written two years ago, but COVID-19 might just make it more relevant than ever before” according to frontman Geert van Emden. “Back then, I wrote about a relationship that got stuck, but now the entire world is stuck and we don’t have a clue when we can get back to doing what we love most: playing our music live. We have considered waiting even longer before releasing the upcoming album because of this, but at some point you have to accept the situation and simply make the best of it. We have to keep going or things will stagnate.”


Breakout singer/songwriter Charlotte Lawrence’s upcoming EP, Charlotte, out March 5th, is now available for pre-order HERE. Charlotte announced the EP on her Instagram last week, exciting fans by dropping a trailer for the upcoming project –

London Grunge-Pop Trio GOLD BABY Reveal Debut EP Rabbits

Dreamy North London grunge-pop trio GOLD BABY are pleased to announce details of their debut EP Rabbits, set for release on 26th March 2021 and supported by Help Musicians.

As a first taste of the record, the band have today unveiled the video for lead single ‘Captain Dorego’, which is out now on all good DSPs.

Husband & Wife Duo Release Heart-Warming Video for Single ‘Little Lady’

Little Lady’ is an autobiographical song based on the early experience of parenthood of husband-and-wife duo, Toby & Pip and is written as a declaration to their daughter Josie, who inspired this upbeat and uplifting track. It is a joyful song and one they hope will bring joy to others. Josie seems to like it which is a good start!


2K pours his heart out on “Rounds,” crooning over a lush R&B instrumental about how hard true love is to find. “2Kizzy Flow” is celebratory with 2K giving thanks for his journey out of Louisville and cataloging his victories over the guitar-laden production. Both songs offer hope and resilience, emphasizing 2K’s continued growth. With every release, he becomes a more emotive vocalist, radiating light and power whether he’s singing, rapping, or both.

Smokey Bubblin’ B debuts on DJ EZ’s NUVOLVE imprint with new single ‘Tell U’

London DJ and producer Smokey Bubblin’ B kicks off 2021 with new single ‘Tell U’, his debut on the ‘King of UK Garage’ DJ EZ’s freshly launched NUVOLVE label, out 29th January.

Pairing soaring diva vocals with the most infectious of basslines, ‘Tell U’ sees the Rinse FM resident craft a punchy-yet-soulful four-to-the-floor club jam. NUVOLVE are already full steam ahead – this will be the second release of the new year, following on from Brummy producer Tuff Culture’s single ‘Another Night’.


Ty Dolla $ign tapped J Balvin, YG, and Tyga for the remix of his single “Spicy” ft. Post Malone. The original track, which has over 100 million streams to date, comes off his most recent masterful LP Featuring Ty Dolla Sign, available now via Atlantic Records.

Reggae veteran Mr Williamz shares new single ‘Well Excellent’, teases new album

Today, West London Reggae veteran Mr Williamz announces shares the new track ‘Well Excellent’ ft Junior Demus, taken from his upcoming album ‘Soundkilla Mindset’ due in 2021.

‘Soundkilla Mindset’ is a Reggae & Dancehall an opus which takes Mr Williamz (real name Michah Williams) back to his roots as a sound system native and draws on inspiration from the OG Nicodemus. A respected statesman of the Portobello dancehall-soaked streets, Mr Williamz injects an element of modernity, whilst borrowing heavily from the Reggae greats to create a record only someone as proficient and knowledgeable in the scene as he could.


The track is a rework of Everyone You Knows’ recent single ‘Charlie’ and features a lyric sample from The Streets’ ‘Weak Become Heroes’. Laced with Alok’s signature deep-driving bass-lines and EYK’s synth layered beats, the rework is topped by Rhys’ continuous flow of lyrics creating a club-ready hit.

DC’s Rosie Cima & What She Dreamed (lo-fi emo folk punk) release visceral first single “Stuck”

A data journalist by trade, Rosie Cima collects facts, overheard stories, memories, and the truth at the heart of interactions and meticulously collages them into a big picture view. A thoughtful, well-read and intellectual songwriter, Rosie is inspired as much by former poet laureate Robert Hass, as well as contemporaries like Big Thief and Hop Along. Now signed to the inspiring new DC-based nonprofit label This Could Go Boom! who releases music from gender-diverse artists, the lineup for Rosie Cima & What She Dreamed consists of Steve Burch (he/him), a bilingual middle school librarian on bass, Mashaal Ahmed (she/her) from the United Arab Emirates on drums, and Barrett Browne (he/him), a formerly Cameroon-stationed Peace Corps member, on lead guitar. The band brings a harder-edged sound to the folk arrangements Rosie picked up and carried with them cross-country from San Francisco, CA, where they previously worked with Oakland’s experimental, ambient producer Geoff Saba.


Los Angeles-based singer NJOMZA has released the live version of “Lucky” via SinceThe80s/Motown. In the heartfelt single, NJOMA’s songwriting prowess reflects on the relationships in her life while reminding others to cherish and love people close to them. In December, she released a black-and-white video directed by herself and Griffin Olis that incorporated home-video footage and other shots, but today is back with a visual in the comfort of her home with a live band.

ØPALS Release Infectious New Single “Middle of the Night”

Alternative pop artist ØPALS have released their new single “Middle of the Night,” available on all digital platforms NOW. Gibson wrote “Middle of the Night” with the intention of becoming the best version of yourself, and reflects their battle with bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety. “Shining bright in the middle of the night” represents overcoming the darkness that is mental illness. The upbeat track offers fresh production, countering the song’s dark upbringing. About the single, ØPALS states:

“I wanted to write this song with the intention of becoming the best version of yourself. I personally have bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety and I know the other members of ØPALS have some troubles too. “Shining bright in the middle of the night” represents overcoming the darkness that is mental illness.”

EST Gee Shares Video For “Get Money (Remix) ft. Yo Gotti After CMG Signing

Rising rapper EST Gee shares his latest video, “Get Money (Remix) ft. Yo Gotti” today. Directed by Diesel Films, the pair are surrounded by good company in Gee’s hometown of Louisville, KY. On the forceful track the duo smack-talk while spitting verses on their street-savviness and their livelihoods. Together, their energies are at an all-time high and the Louisville community visibly matches their enthusiasm during this glorious moment. The original track released last summer caught the attention of Pitchfork who praised the up-and-coming rapper, “Gee presses into its kick to create a kind of friction. As EST Gee establishes the sound of his Louisville on “Get Money,” he feels like a small-town star.”

SILENT WINTER – “Gates of Fire” lyric video, from upcoming album “Empire of Sins”.

The Greek power metallers from Thessaly, Silent Winter, released the first lyric video from their long-awaited upcoming new album “Empire of Sins” for the track “Gates of Fire”. The video was created by Harry Kountouris, who was also responsible for the equally excellent video for the song “Nightfall”, which Silent Winter released a year ago.

Cognitive Dissonance New Stratospheerius song

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius have released “Cognitive Dissonance,” their first song of the year, with a video to follow in late February. The video is a clay-mation collaboration with Patrick Carmichael, who has subbed on drums for the band through the years.

DynamoMin Presents The Video To The Song ‘The Road’