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Artist: HOFF – Track: Another Country Song

Since he made his first trip to the US when he was a young boy HOFF was fascinated by Country Music. Growing up he listened to everything from Hank Williams to Keith Urban. Every time he went on Vacation to the US his travel route was planned in a way to be able to attend as many Country-Shows as possible.

J.Gramz Speaks To The Singular World And Trauma With New Video “Anti Social” Feat. Hush Harding

Massachusetts rapper/streetwear owner J Gramz is a survivor who has endured the streets, addiction, incarceration, and mental health. Inspired by the pain and the hope that his music can help someone feel less alone, he looks to motivate those from the very bottom to the top.

Adelaide songwriter NOSILA makes his debut with the stirring single ‘Salud Amor Dinero’

Music for being alone to, to contemplate to, and hopefully to be understood by. For Adelaide’s NOSILA – moniker of musician/songwriter Simon Hatch – these are just some of the objectives driving his forthcoming debut collection of music.

Today, he introduces himself and his project with the release of ‘Salud Amor Dinero’, the lead single from the EP of the same name, due for release this March. As a first taste of the full record to come, ‘Salud Amor Dinero’ is enticing and stirring in its balance of beauty and melancholy.

Termanology “Derelict 3” (VIDEO) w/ REKS x Ea$y Money x Artisin x Shortfyuz

Jojo Pellegrino “Different Time” (VIDEO)

Skope x TALIA (Alt-Pop): “HML” Feb 11th

The track premiered with Under The Radar who praised, “The result expands upon TALIA’s sound, playing with genre conventions and bridging old and new styles for a thoroughly fresh track.”

Toronto’s MARCUS HARAN Brings Trap-Soul and Hip Hop to the “Otherside” in New Single

Once again showing he’s unafraid to broach topics others fear to tread, Toronto’s trap-soul hip hop artist Marcus Haran drops his new single, “Otherside” — available now.

In this case, it’s themes of addiction, abuse, and mental health, and it’s a stunning revisit to Haran’s very real, very raw lyrical storytelling roots found throughout his breakthrough LP — Marcus Haran: A True Story. a Soundscape to in-Difference. (2018). The 10-track conceptual album of jazzy, velvet vox was rife with truth-telling, touching on his life story being a Parisian-born Sri Lankan refugee, having vitiligo, and painful childhood memories of being used as a drug mule, and experiences with depression and abuse.

Django Django release new album Glowing In The Dark

Over the course of their extraordinarily accomplished discography to date, Django Django have constantly headed left where others have gone right. Recently described by The Guardian as “making music that sounds close to perfection” , they are known for their genre defying eclectic sound and their new album “Glowing in the Dark”, out today, heralds, once again, the beginning of a thrilling new era for the band.


Written and performed for years before they finally put it down in the studio, Brother displays the anthemic build and crescendo for which Pierce Brothers have become known during their live performances. Opening with a quiet, reverb heavy and overdriven acoustic guitar, the track soon delves through rich harmonies, as drums and percussion are slowly introduced throughout the hook-laden chorus. The tune then kicks it into the next gear with the drop of the electric guitar solo before jumping up the octave and galloping to the final verse and chorus. Produced by Jan Skubiszewski (John Butler, The Cat Empire), mixed by Phil Threlfall (Illy, Ed Sheeran), and mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering (The Teskey Brothers, The Cat Empire), Brother is a slow burn anthem that leads to the kind of massive payoff that the Pierce Brothers have dedicated their careers to performing, and will have fans of Lumineers and Mumford and Sons jumping and singing by the final chorus.


Houston born singer-songwriter Alaina Castillo has dropped her first single, the addictive “stfu (i got u)”, off her upcoming debut album-scheduled for 2021.The song is her cheeky take on the dynamics of a young relationship. Alaina coyly teases “you could never stay away / got you craving me all day / i got you babe” to a love interest who they both know isn’t planning on leaving or won’t be phased by her words. Arriving just in time for Cupid’s favorite holiday, Alaina used her huge TikTok following to help fans reel in their crush by sharing their stories of young love and broken hearts.Simultaneously with the official music video premiere on YouTube’s red carpet, Alaina hosted a live Q+A with fans to call in to share their thoughts and relationship stories. The “stfu (i got you)” visual, directed by The Reggies (Young Thug, Trippie Redd, Father, Abra, Butch Walker, etc.),finds the leather clad e-girl in her cyber-sweet virtual bedroom, turning to a webcam to play out a gamer’s fantasy.On the single Alaina says, “i’ve always been that quiet person that thought it was better to be silent than to put myself out there so “stfu (i got u)” is the confidence of who i was always too shy to be.”

Alaina Castillo

Skyhammer: New EP The Skyhammer out now & Visualizer for title track released

Today, Australia’s traditional power house metallers Skyhammer are releasing their new EP The Skyhammer. An EP full of galloping riffs and thundering rhythm. A must have release for all fans of this genre! To celebrate the release, the band is offering the title track in form of a visualizer.


Today, Internet Money’s resident pop and RnB crooner lilspirit releases his new single “4ever,” available now via 10K Projects/Internet Money Records. “4ever” is an anthemic and empowering pop track where lilspirit declares “this is the end of you and me 4ever” over top a phased guitar and buzzy synth bass line. The single arrives after the young artist’s biggest year yet; spirit dropped his debut album american spirit in May and appeared on the star-studded Internet Money album B4 The Storm in August with his track, “Devastated,” written and produced with Taz Taylor, Nick Mira, and Alec Wigdahl.

Hurtwave Share Video For “Black & Blue” — WATCH

Dayseeker vocalist Rory Rodriguez and drummer Mike Karle launched their new project Hurtwave in 2020. As Hurtwave, the pair traffic in synths and the output is decidedly different than that of their main band.


Emerging as the coldest spitter out of C-Town, Doe Boy maintains the momentum from his 2019 opus Streetz Need Me 2. Between cuts like “Grave Digger” [feat. Young Thug], “Walk Down” [feat. YG], and “Too Playa” [feat. Gunna] and skits from none other than Mike Epps. Beyond acclaim from HYPEBEAST and Lyrical Lemonade pondered, “I would not be surprised at all if Doe Boy begins to enter the class of mainstream rap stars because of it.” Streetz Need Me 2 rounded out a breakout year also highlighted by his appearance on Future’s “100 Shooters” also featuring Meek Mill. He’s ultimately primed for a major breakthrough. Signed to FREEBANDZ/Epic, he ignited 2020 by linking up with ESCO on 56 Birdz and turned up in the summer with the solo single “Split It” [feat. Moneybagg Yo]. Now, Doe Boy and Southside ignite a powerhouse partnership on the joint project Demons R Us.

Doe Boy Releases New Song “Low Key” Featuring Lil Uzi Vert!


Genre-blending singer-songwriter Quinn XCII has shared a new song from his forthcoming album, Change of Scenery II. “My Wife & 2 Dogs” is built on steel guitar strings and features groovy drums and a thumping bass line, delivering the signature melodic universe of Quinn XCII. The accompanying visual features Quinn XCII and his longtime collaborator (and the album’s executive producer) ayokay riding down the oceanside highway through Newport, RI where they recorded Change of Scenery II.

Syd Releases New Song “Missing Out” – Listen Now!

Singer, songwriter, producer, and engineer Syd has released a brand new track today called “Missing Out” via Columbia Records. The song is an anti-Valentine’s Day ode that fuses all of the sonics that Syd does best — gorgeous vocals, wavy synths, a hard, crunchy beat, and yes, even a glockenspiel.

New Music From X Ambassadors & Jensen McRae “skip.that.party” Out Now On KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records

Today marks the premiere of “skip.that.party,” a collaboration between multi-platinum-selling rock band X Ambassadors and Los Angeles-bred singer/songwriter Jensen McRae. The moody and mesmerizing track is the latest release from X Ambassadors’ (Eg) — a recently launched multi-part project featuring collaborations with an eclectic mix of emerging artists. “skip.that.party” by X Ambassadors with Jensen McRae is available now at all digital retailers via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records.


The track follows the overwhelming positive response Lil Tjay received from anticipating fans last December, after releasing a 20 second snippet of the then untitled song. Since the teaser, listeners across social media have embraced the rapper’s new sound, with the snippet already featured in over 100k fan-created Tik Tok videos. The unexpected yet unsurprising popularity stirred eager fans to start a petition for the 19-year-old rapper to release the work in progress early. The wait is finally over with the addition of rapper and singer 6LACK, who blends his authentic, signature R&B sound on “Call My Phone” — delivering the fresh feature the song called for. Lil Tjay and 6lack team up on the new track to touch on love, relationship endings and moving forward.


Adding to the legacy of one of the most influential rappers in music history, the Estate of Phife Dawg has announced the release of “Nutshell PART 2” (Ft. Busta Rhymes & Redman), the first single from the legendary artist’s upcoming anxiously awaited second solo album. Set to debut TODAY, Friday, February 12th via SMOKIN’ NEEDLES/AWAL, the single will be featured on the first posthumous album release from the four-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum New York-born MC and member of A Tribe Called Quest. The partnership with AWAL will provide strategic distribution and global marketing for Phife’s posthumous solo album.Additional album details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

A Tribe Called Quest’s Late Legendary MC Phife Dawg Unveils New Single “Nutshell Part 2” (Ft. Busta Rhymes & Redman)

Indie-Pop Duo Eighty Ninety Release New Single “Forever”

Eighty Ninety — the indie-pop project of NYC-based brothers Abner (vocals, production) and Harper (guitar, production) James — are releasing their new single, “Forever.” The new single will join recent releases “Better As Friends” and “Happier” on their upcoming sophomore EP. The EP, which is slated to release this year, was created in collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Gian Stone (Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Dua Lipa).

“Forever is about reconciling the desire to be with the person you love with the understanding that they don’t feel the same way anymore. It’s like a daydream in a song — what if we were in love again?”, the duo write in a statement. In order to capture the dichotomy of reality and dreams, they matched floating, ethereal synths, stirring guitars and Abner’s serene vocals with vibrant, hard-hitting drums and percussion.

Premiere: NYC’s Eighty Ninety Soar into Heartbreak with Bittersweet “Forever”

Gothic Metal Band Malacoda Release Video For “Crawling Chaos”

With music described as “dark, foreboding and with lyrics to enjoy as well as unsettle.” (Powerplay Mag UK) being a constant in the band’s sound, the next step would be to write a follow up to Restless Dreams. While looking for a drummer, the band recorded throughout the rest of 2019/2020 with friends behind the drum kit.

Malacoda video premiere!

Lil Mosey Gifts Lovers A New Anthem For Valentine’s Day With “Enough”

After gifting fans, his new single “Holy Water” last month on his 19th birthday, Lil Mosey’s altruism remains at an all-time high as he looks to deliver more freebies on this upcoming Valentine’s Day. His new record, “Enough,” is tailormade to lovestruck romantics seeking more reassurance and more affection. Mosey’s penchant for sticky melodies plays a crucial component of “Enough,” as he crafts another home-run hook to woo the apple of his eye. “When you think about me, do you think I give enough,” he croons.