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NESSA BARRETT & jxdn TEAM UP FOR NEW SINGLE “la di die” PRODUCED BY TRAVIS BARKER
The track unites two of 2021’s hottest new artists for a scorching collaboration. Fusing warm acoustic guitar and icy 808s, it builds towards Nessa’s hypnotic promise “la da di oh la di da, gonna be a superstar.” jxdn pulls up with an instantly unforgettable melody as their voices seamlessly entwine. The equally memorable music video debuted on YouTube and made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live and mtvU.
24KGOLDN SHARES NEW VIDEO; ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM
With 26 weeks and counting on the Billboard Hot 100 (24 of which were in the Top 10, 8 weeks at #1, remaining at #5 today) with “Mood,” amidst a multiple late night and daytime television performances, 24kGoldn has firmly established himself as one of the biggest breakout stars of the year. The R.I.A.A. certified triple platinum hit has attained certifications in 28 countries worldwide and continues to move with over 1.3 billion streams to date – even breaking the Pop radio record for most spins in a 7-day period. Shortly after being named the first YouTube Artist on the Rise of 2021, and being featured in Hulu’s Black History Month concert, it’s clear that 24kGoldn is just getting started.
THE LEGO GROUP AND ASTRALWERKS PRESENT DJ/PRODUCER L.L.A.M.A
Today, Universal Music Group’s Astralwerks label and the LEGO Group teamed up to introduce L.L.A.M.A to the world. He makes his debut with the infectious single “Shake,” which features three-time GRAMMY® winner NE-YO and newcomer Carmen DeLeon, who recently released the hit single “Juegas.” “Shake” is available on the LEGO VIDIYO app and at all DSPs. On Tuesday, LEGO Group teased the single, as news broke of L.L.A.M.A’s historic signing to Astralwerks. The DJ/producer is the first LEGO® minifigure to sign a deal with a record label.
CLINTON KANE UNVEILS NEW SONG “CHICKEN TENDIES”
In speaking about the release, Clinton says: “Never in my life did I think I would have a song called ‘Chicken Tendies,’ but at the same time I’m not surprised. I actually like chicken wings better than chicken tendies for anyone asking, but IM SO STOKED FOR THIS SONG. When I wrote ‘Chicken Tendies’ I didn’t know what it was about, but a week ago I realized this song has so much more meaning to me than any other song; I’m SO KEEN to have this out in the world. It’s the perfect song to scream in your car while parked in a Target parking lot at 12am reflecting on your life ahahah LOVE U HEAPS xo”
LIL YACHTY RECRUITS KODAK BLACK FOR “HIT BOUT IT”
Grammy-nominated Atlanta rapper, producer, creative designer, and branding genius Lil Yachty has emerged with fellow rapper, Kodak Black, with a new song and video “Hit Bout It”. The high-octane track shows the two artists rightfully displaying their earned treasures consisting of luxurious matching Ferraris, valuable fashion pieces, and dripping chains.
COCHISE GETS FUTURISTIC IN “USOPP”
The psychedelic new video, directed by frequent collaborator, Chivalry, finds Cochise and his fellow homies living out their fast life dreams with joy-riding in Aston Martins down the freeway and hanging in luxury homes. “Usopp” is the first release of 2021 for Cochise following his previous release “Knicks”, which has garnered over 1.8 million video views. After locking in a dedicated core fanbase, Cochise is the pure definition of being authentic within your creative self and shows no signs of slowing down this year.
3,2,1…GO! 24KGOLDN UNVEILS NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR “3,2,1”
With 26 weeks and counting on the Billboard Hot 100 (24 of which were in the Top 10, 8 weeks at #1, remaining at #5 today) with “Mood,” whilst making his late night and daytime television debuts, 24kGoldn has firmly established himself as one of the biggest breakout stars of the year. The R.I.A.A. certified triple platinum hit has attained certifications in 28 countries worldwide and continues to move with over 1.3 billion streams to date – even breaking the Pop radio record for most spins in a 7-day period. Shortly after being named the first YouTube Artist on the Rise of 2021, and being featured in Hulu’s Black History Month concert, it’s clear that 24kGoldn is just getting started.
YG & DAY SULAN RELEASE NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “BAILAR”
Over throwback-style West Coast keys, she spits sexy and seductive verses, alternating between English and Spanish. YG pulls up with a powerhouse cameo of his own. In the music video directed by No Love Out West, Day Sulan takes over the neighborhood with traffic-stopping dance moves and undeniable charisma while paying homage to Los Angeles Mexican culture.
WATCH AS TSAN REFLECTS ON HIS PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE IN THE NEW AVANT GARDE VISUAL FOR JABARI MANWA PRODUCED SINGLE “BIRD’S EYE VIEW”
Watch as T$AN taps the New York based director Whipalo for the futuristic video counterpart. In his first single from his new upcoming EP T$ANBOX, which is set to release this Spring, T$AN perfects his knack for experimentation affirming his distinct and groundbreaking sound.
LOVE, PAIN & HEARTBREAK: ELHAE’S NEW VISUAL IS A BEAUTIFUL CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE
Emerging as a melodic force of nature, rare groove enthusiast, singer & lyricist Elhae releases his music video for “Separated” out today. A follow up to his infectious “Fun Fact” single featuring Rick Ross, “Separated” showcases a more complex side of Elhae that his fans have yet to experience. The beautifully shot visual directed by Loris Russier captures the emotional dynamic between two lovers who are desperately trying to hold on to their union but ultimately realize that they’re better off apart. The visual portrays raw imagery with emotional highs and lows as Elhae painfully sings of heartbreak & love lost.
New EP, ‘Xtra Cost’ is Rakky’s ode to the influential noughties era with her tracks embracing the iconic themes from the decade including fun, femininity, fashion, sexiness and bubblegum pop. With the sound and aesthetic influences for the EP starting with the infamous 2006 paparazzi shot of Britney, Paris and Lindsay, and then travelling through a pink and glitter lens taking in Rakky’s signature Spanglish flow and a hyper-modern update on the sounds of an iconic decade, ‘Xtra Cost’ is an undeniable collection of hyperpop and electro tracks to lip-sync and dance to as you imagine yourself in the classic story-telling music videos that you watched on noughties MTV.
BIG $TUNT AND 1017’S POOH SHIESTY JOIN FORCES IN NEW “MONEY GANG” VIDEO
York South Carolina’s Big $tunt strikes the perfect balance between heartfelt bars and boastful wordplay. Slicing through a bruising, bass-heavy beat by Trybishop, $tunt unleashes his latest effort “Money Gang” with an assist from Memphis born and bred Pooh Shiesty today. In the video, $tunt and Pooh take their respective ladies for a thrilling fast-paced bank heist. Directed by Randy Marshall, the striking video perfectly suits the song’s atmospheric and heightened intensity as the emcees comment on their unstoppable rise, daring any opps to stop them. “Money Gang” is $tunt’s first new song since the release of his Dr. Teeth directed “Capitalize Off Pain”, which has garnered over 10 million streams across all streaming platforms. Stay tuned for much more from the teenaged rapper as he continues to develop into one of the South’s most exciting rap talents.
Sending you Alt-Pop singer/songwriter Skofee’s “Post Pop Spiderman Remix!” Spiderman is off her debut EP Polished praised by Ones to Watch, LA Weekly, Earmilk, and many others. The LA based artist returns with a remix of the song fans fell in love with, courtesy of Stefan Skarbek AKA “Post Pop,” who has written and produced for a plethora of rule-breaking artists such as Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Jamiroquai, The Verve, and many others. The song has received extensive airplay from KROQ and is set for an add on KCRW.
A decade has passed since Skraeckoedlan released their debut album “Äppelträdet”, an album that reignited and marked the start of the modern Swedish stoner rock scene. One of the heaviest cuts of the album is entitled “Universe” and was originally released with English lyrics. Now, ten years later, the band has re-recorded the track. Recorded with Swedish lyrics, “Universe” sounds more fierce than ever, adding a new dimension to Skraeckoedlans unique, massive sound. The track is released as a digital single February 19 with a new title – “Universum”. The track is mastered by Cult of Luna-drummer Magnus Lindberg.
Writing The Future: “We are among you, As Above So Below”
Writing The Future released their first single, Jaded Eyes, from the upcoming album in November 2020 and was instantly a favorite among the fans. As Above So Below contains the same power and high quality melodies as the previous single. The music video to this single is a continuation from where the video to Jaded Eyes left off.
ABY COULIBALY SHARES THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK ‘LONG NIGHTS’
Aby Coulibaly followed her visionary debut ‘Taurus’ with her second track ‘Maybe’, and in the process boosted her buzzworthy reputation with praise from Complex, Gal-dem and Wonderland. Her playlist support continues to gain traction, with highlights to date including R&B UK, dazed and Boho + Chill at Spotify plus Chilled R&B at Apple Music.
MEGAN MCKENNA SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘THIS’ – LISTEN HERE
If you’re lucky, you might experience a time in your life when everything falls magically into place to create a moment and a memory that feels absolutely perfect. That’s exactly what happened when Megan McKenna stepped up to perform her original song ‘This’ on the final of ‘The X Factor: Celebrity’. The passion and power of her voice filled the room and the airwaves, leaving Megan uncharacteristically lost for words shortly before winning the competition.
Influenced by artists like YEBBA, Tom Misch, Snoh Aalegra and Amber Mark, KALENA is an effervescent personality matched to a huge and velvet-smooth voice. “Why Are We Still” is an intense look at problematic relationships yet the super-chill instrumentation and KALENA’s soothing voice make this perfect music to soundtrack the quiet moments.
ASTON MERRYGOLD SHARES HIS NEW TRACK ‘SHARE A COKE’ – LISTEN HERE
With a sensational voice and scintillating performances of everything from Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ to Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’, Aston Merrygold proved to be a highlight of the latest series of ITV’s ‘The Masked Singer’. The rockin’ Robin proved to be a real fan favourite as he finished third in the competition, which achieved a massive peak audience of 10.6 million viewers during last week’s final.
Co-written and produced with friend and writer Frances (Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Maisie Peters) – ‘i met a boy online’ was composed during the first lockdown in the UK due to the global pandemic. As many singletons alike, Grace adjusted to new approaches to online dating and started to pen her experiences. The simple production embraces Davies’ vulnerability, heard through her relatable lyrics and unmistakeable, emotive vocal.
NEW SINGLE – ASHER MONROE releases ‘MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE’
Giving us a glimpse into his upcoming album ‘Windows of Time’, award-winning US singer-songwriter Asher Monroe unveils his newest single ‘Midnight Masquerade’, which is released globally and available to stream now.
Cinematic and alluring, ‘Midnight Masquerade’ indulges the listeners senses with its powerful string section, electrifying guitar riffs and the soaring vocal melodies in which Asher powerfully provides.
R.A.E RELEASES VIDEO FOR NOSTALGIC TRACK NOT YOUR LOVE
Directed by Chris Chuky (Ramz, Odeal, Swarmz) the music video for Not Your Love highlights the wins and losses that come with a situationship. Speaking on the track R.A.E explains “Not Your Love is about the complications within a situationship. For those that have been in one before you’ll know sometimes its up and sometimes its down, but it’s all about not allowing the negatives distract you from chasing the bag and focusing own your goals – we gotta get this money sis!”
LUCIGENIC – Manchester ‘supergroup’ release new single: ‘Hope’
Drawing comparisons to The Velvet Underground, Blondie and Mazzy Star with their powerful, hypnotic sound; Lucigenic’s debut EP ‘1’ was released in 2020 featuring featuring three tracks with Spencer Birtwistle (Intastella /The Fall) on drums and three early tracks featuring original drummer Stewart Burnett (The Cheaters).
Today, February 19th, Rotterdam-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Sykes releases his debut EP We and Us, via Rotterdam-based forward-thinking electronic label Fluid Funk – STREAM ‘WE AND US’ EP HERE Sykes has also shared the live video for We And Us filmed for Amazing Radio –
Johnny Drille shares emotional new single ‘Bad Dancer’
Expertly pairing majestic strings with Johnny’s impassioned, pitch-perfect vocals, ‘Bad Dancer’ is a heartstring-tugging love song that sees the Benin City artist declare his unwavering love to his lady and his commitment to going the extra mile to become the man she deserves. His first release of the new year, ‘Bad Dancer’ will feature on Johnny’s forthcoming debut album, out in the coming months.
Making an entrance onto the London scene as if straight out of opulent baroque art, Nina Tribus definitely makes big vocals cool again. With her striking image, high attitude vocals, dark edged electronic beats and powerful choruses. Nina Tribus’ debut single ‘Primadonna’ has peaked at #14 in the Official Slovak Itunes chart and has reached over 100K streams on Spotify.
Platinum-selling polymath Tom Zanetti kicks off 2021 with new single ‘Didn’t Know, out 19th February.
Combining soaring diva vocals, Zanetti’s rapid-fire flow and a deep, brooding bassline, ‘Didn’t Know’ is a slick house cut that’s been crafted with the dancefloor in mind. His first single of the new year, the release marks what is no doubt the beginning of a strong run for Zanetti, hitting 2021 with intent.
PURPLE DISCO MACHINE INVOKES SUMMERTIME DREAMING WITH MOSS KENA & THE KNOCKS, RELEASING HIS NEXT HIT SINGLE ‘FIREWORKS’
Hot on the heels of his monstrous international hit single ‘Hypnotized’, Purple Disco Machine teams up with British singer-songwriter Moss Kena, and the prolific NYC electronic duo The Knocks, for the release of the insatiable new single ‘Fireworks’, the third single to be taken from his sophomore LP due for release later this year.
Following on from the acclaimed single “beloved sun”, Ingrid Døssland aka døssi, is back with a stunning new track. “you, my everything” is out today on GEMS.
The second track taken from her forthcoming EP due in June, “you, my everything” is entirely døssi – fragile, crystalline and full of beautiful melody. Written and produced in lockdown isolation on her own, it’s just the singer and her guitar creating gently intricate folk music. Harmonising only with herself, and then, just at the edges of the track in the grace notes, some ambient noise and birdsong.
Leeds indie four piece Bad Idea share their dreamy new single ‘Happy’, the follow up to their fuzzy pop anthem ‘Winter’. The track is a shoegaze ballad about the surprise appearances of positive thoughts after a depressive slump. Filled to the brim with blissful guitar hooks and romantic melodies, the track continues to grow the gravitational enchantment surrounding this band.
Paul Woolford & Amber Mark link up on new single ‘HEAT’
Omnipresent dance music favourite Paul Woolford has joined forces with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Amber Mark on new single ‘HEAT’, out 19th February via Ministry Of Sound. The song exudes alchemy and is also co-written by Celeste, forming a powerhouse wild-combination of talent.