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Keeper releases dark & gritty music video for emo rap track “Blue Eyes”

Following the release of his debut single “Homegrown,” UK artist Emanuel Andrade, who goes by the stage name Keeper, is back with his sophomore single “Blue Eyes.”

The track is accompanied by an avant-garde music video that could easily be mistaken for an entry in an indie film festival.

LISTEN: Serhat Durmus Releases New Single “My Feelings” ft. Georgia Ku

Today, Turkey’s trap trailblazer Serhat Durmus has released his newest single, “My Feelings”, featuring chart-topping hitmaker and singer, Georgia Ku. “My Feelings” blends Durmus’s cornerstone massive production with Georgia’s gentle atmospheric vocals, striking a perfect balance between hype and beauty.

Alt-pop Trio TWIN XL Releases New Track “Lonely” Feat. Members of Little Hurt and Rad Horror Today

“I started the idea for ‘Lonely’ in my home in Los Angeles during the middle of the night near the beginning of the first quarantine lock down. I basically just had a really simple track and melody with the mostly the same lyrics that ended up being the chorus of the song. It was one of those ideas that I wasn’t really thinking about too much, just writing what I felt in that moment. I wanted to capture the feeling of isolation in the realest way possible.

John Paul Keith releases new album ‘The Rhythm of the City’ today – Watch new video

To celebrate the release, he has now shared the video for one of the record’s highlights, the wonderully uplifting ‘Sun’s Gonna Shine Again’. He explains: “Promoting an album without being able to tour presents a unique challenge. We’d already finished the record by the time the pandemic started, but we hadn’t decided on when or how to release it. I kept hearing about pop stars shooting music videos with iPhones so I thought I’d give it a try, since I’d never made a music video at all before. After a few months of trial and error we released my first video, ‘How Can You Walk Away’, and people liked it well enough for me to make another one”.

Babygirl Release “You Were In My Dream Last Night” Single & Video

“’You Were in My Dream Last Night’ is about the experience of having a vivid dream where everything works out and then the cruel joke of waking up to realize that it doesn’t all work out,” says Babygirl. “We wanted the production to capture the sweetness and the sadness of this experience. When you fall in love for the first time, it’s really hard to imagine it’s ever going to end. And when it does, that idea of “forever” is still lodged somewhere in your subconscious. You visit it and watch it disappear all over again.”


“This piano version of “Tell Me I’m Pretty” is one of my favorite stripped versions I’ve ever done,” says Brynn. “I worked on the production with my co-writer, Michelle Buzz. I think it captures the more emotionally raw nature where the song came from the day Michelle and I wrote it.”


“This song is a reminder that focusing on your own problems will only continue to weigh you down,” Powfu shared. “Instead, focus on helping take the weight off of others, and you will find your own weight has been lifted as well.”


In speaking about the collaboration, Kina says: “I discovered Mokita thanks to Spotify – I remember when ‘Colorblind’ started playing on shuffle; I was shocked and kept the song playing on loop for a long time. I knew I needed to make a song with him…and now here’s ‘I’m Not Going Back.’ We worked remotely because of the COVID situation (and because I’m in Lisbon and he’s from the U.S.). The song was born in an incredibly difficult but inspirational period that I was living in. I’m so happy with the final result simply because it completely represents my mood during that period of time.”

Case Closed: Young Dolph & Key Glock Are Trap’s Best Duo

Bouncing boss-life bars off one another with palpable chemistry, Young Dolph and Key Glock are a truly dynamic duo. Coming together with a series of escalating flexes, Dolph & Glock share “Case Closed,” a new single. Produced by Paper Route EMPIRE’s own Bandplay, who combines haunting vox synths with a boss-battle bassline and ominous keys, Dolph and Glock present an irrefutable argument that nobody can rack up or spend bands in the way that they can: “I put VS stones in my glasses/Stuffed a quarter mil in 20s in a mattress/It used to be who get the bomb off the fastest/Now a n**** make millions of ad-libs (yeah yeah!),” intones Dolph. Though they can’t help but boast about their ends, they never forget the circumstances from which they emerged: “Went from sleeping on the floor/Now my jewelry box froze,” rhymes Dolph in the song’s hook. “Case Closed” is the second collab of the year from the Dum & Dummer duo, following “Green Light,” a highlight single from Dolph’s Rich Slave (Deluxe) album.

Pino Palladino and Blake Mills share new single “Ekuté” from upcoming collaborative album Notes With Attachments 3/12

Initially conceived as a solo record for Palladino, Notes With Attachments quickly evolved into a fully collaborative work centered around the two artists’ love for experimentation. “Ekuté” follows debut single “Just Wrong,” which Stereogum praised as “a warm, hazy jazz instrumental that takes its time and gives Palladino’s bass plenty of room to move” and Aquarium Drunkard called “the sort of song that tempts you to restart it before it even finishes,” along with live recordings of “Just Wrong” and “Man from Molise.”

Warren Dunes For World Peace- Check Out The Band’s New Video!

Seattle based family band Warren Dunes are set to release ‘Get Well Soon’ on 3/19/21. Calling the album a “Hallmark card to everyone that lived through 2020,” the band has used their ‘postmodern beach music’ to help heal our divisions… with haircuts and spaghetti!

Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan join forces on new single “Let’s Go Home Together”

A flirtatious duet, featuring masterful performances from two of the UK’s prime vocalists, ‘Let’s Go Home Together’ was written by Ella alongside James Arthur and 4x GRAMMY-nominated production team, TMS (Dua Lipa, Little Mix, Lewis Capaldi).

Fans have been patiently waiting for Ella to release ‘Let’s Go Home Together’ since she began performing it live in 2017. She explains: “This song has always been so special to me that I kept going back to it. Tom and I have been friends for years, I love his voice and I’m so happy we got to do this together.”

Country Newcomer Lyssa Coulter Releases New Single “Alone With U”

Country newcomer Lyssa Coulter releases highly anticipated new single “Alone With U”.You can stream the new release by clicking here.

The track was written by successful writers Karen Kosowski (Mickey Guyton, Ross Ellis, Brett Kissell), Karen Kosowski (Mickey Guyton, Ross Ellis, Madeline Merlo), and multi-award winning Alexandra Adamoski (Alee).

“This single release is a new beginning to finding out who I am and embracing the journey to find out about myself and who I want to be. I spent a lot of time over quarantine reflecting on my purpose and the impact I want to bring to people and the message and sound I want to send out, and this single is the first step to showing my audience what I have to offer,” Lyssa explains.


Eli Brown’s “Killer” placed the Bristol producer firmly on the global electronic music map. “Killer” marked a new chapter in a career lauded by the likes of Carl Cox, Green Velvet, Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, The Blessed Madonna and more. Continuing his work with Calvin Harris as part of his Love Regenerator project, Green Velvet, Joe Goddard and other premiere dance producers, Eli Brown’s reputation is largely based within the subversive. Bringing dark, ethereal tones to the fore within his own work, Brown’s alternative approach to production draws Dance Music’s elite into his darkly hued atmospheres, leading them into uncharted territory. Today however, Eli Brown invites a rising act creating a truly formidable presence; South London punks Talk Show on new track “Trouble,” out now via Astralwerks.

Elgin introduce new sound with single ‘Cherry Picked’

Having travelled the breadth of the globe as the acclaimed collective The Young Folk, Anthony Furey and Paul Butler continue their musical journey under the name Elgin, with their brand new single ‘Cherry Picked’.

‘Cherry Picked’ is a beautiful atmospheric indie-folk track, which incorporates lush guitars and synths alongside a bold brass section and decadent vocal harmonies to create a vast and expansive sound.

Edmonton Rapper Arlo Maverick Announces New EP, Premieres New Video for “Hashtag” Via Exclaim

Edmonton hip-hop artist Arlo Maverick is unveiling a video/short film for the track, “Hashtag,” a song of protest about racial profiling and police brutality that will appear on his forthcoming EP, Soul Merchant, set for release in the spring of 2021.

PESTIFER unveil “Expanding the Virus” documentary [SciFi Death Metal]

Belgian SciFi Tech Death masters PESTIFER have just unleashed a documentary about the recording of new album “Expanding Oblivion”, its release amidst the current pandemic, a gig with a sat audience, their relationship with XENOKORP and a forthcoming live in the studio recording during the Belgian quarantine.


With both artists arriving for the first time into the Top10 of the recent Top100DJs poll, Alok at #5 and Timmy Trumpet at #10, this latest collaboration from the pair is something special. The spectacular fusion of these two electronic titans coming together on ‘Underwater Love’ has shaped a track soaked in a dark, booming tone, and it is one that enabled LA Vision to latch onto this magic and add another intense layer of songwriting flair. All of which has been packaged in the style of a remix and magnificently executed. Stabs of swarming bass underpinning LA Vision’s vocal part before humming synths lines pulsate into an unavoidably entrancing melody.

SG Lewis Releases Debut Album, ‘times’ Today

For his debut album, SG Lewis (real name Sam Lewis) has enlisted a blockbuster collection of guests, continuing a long line of stellar collaborations that have singled him out as one of music’s most sought after producers.


About the collaboration, KOLIDESCOPES and Gavin James shared: “Met for pints of Guinness and wrote 3 songs, we had been friends for years so it made sense to write some music. The song is about finding yourself again through someone else, wondering how you’ve found them, and that you’ll do anything to keep that person around.”

daydream Masi Unveils New Euphoric Track “Can I Be The One?”

“Can I Be The One?” arrives after two recently released tracks including “Animal Style,” which showcased a funkier up-tempo style from the genre-blending singer and “Night Like This,” a guitar driven track about the peace his partner brings him amid the madness that can occur in a relationship. Both were featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlists.

Alice Phoebe Lou shares new single and video for “Dirty Mouth”

Speaking more on the track, Alice shares: “’Dirty Mouth’ is an upbeat punk banger with a badass attitude begging you to dance around your room naked and scream out what you really feel. The words are written from an uninhibited, no bullshit, part of myself that I often hide with manners, pleasantries & politeness. It’s a big smiling middle finger to the men that have pulled me down, used me & hurt me in ways that took me years to heal. Asking for what I want. Saying how I feel. Not holding back.”

Electronic-Indie Duo DECOUPLR release DIGITAL BONFIRE Today!

Following the release of their icy singles “Cold Sweat” and “Changes,” leaning deeper into that hypnotizing computational glimmer, Philadelphia electronic-indie duo DECOUPLR (Bailey Walker and Adam Laub) have released their debut full-length album DIGITAL BONFIRE today, February 19, 2021.

The Bones of J.R. Jones Shares New Single “Stay Wild” // New EP Out On 3/19

NY-based artist The Bones of J.R. Jones will release his new EP A Celebration on March 19th. Inspired by the American Southwest, it was written on his honeymoon during trips to Tucson, Bisbee, Joshua Tree, and other desert destinations. The six-song collection is everything its title promises: a celebration of the thrill of getting lost in something new, whether it’s a landscape, a sound, a perspective, or all of the above.

Aubrey Haddard shares “Portuguese Red” single + video and her love buzz is “shadowy and intoxicating” (American Songwriter)

Brooklyn-based indie-pop singer-songwriter, Aubrey Haddard, is back with a “shadowy and intoxicating (American Songwriter)” new single, “Portuguese Red,” that arrives on all streaming platforms today, paired with a music video that adds extra flavor to the track’s already full-bodied intensity. The song is “a brooding synth-pop ballad inspired by a real-life meet-cute that will make you miss pre-Covid nightlife even more than you (probably) already do,” according to American Songwriter who debuted it.

Aubrey Haddard Revisits An Intoxicating Romance in “Portuguese Red”

Cinematic Rock Fusion Project AM Dandy and the Elements Announce Highly Rockin’ Track via Pancakes and Whiskey

“”Jungle Out There” is what we think would happen if guitar hero Eddie Van Halen, had a baby with the ragtime composer, Scott Joplin in 2021. The catchy and jaunty single has some arpeggiated piano, bouncy bass, foot-tapping rim shots and slick guitar work to start off. Then the track picks up speed and so does the shredding by virtuoso Alessandro Meynardi, aka AM Dandy, as the range and preciseness he displays, is simply jaw-dropping. When the track ends, you really have no choice, but to listen again and again to try to comprehend it all…it’s that good.” (Pancakes and Whiskey)

New Video! Black Angel “Animal”

English gothic rock band BLACK ANGEL present their brand new second studio album, Kiss of Death: Ten tracks of pure gothic rock with a little sprinkling of psychobilly and punk.

Angel ’80s influenced goth post-punk project, Black Angel, lead by English musician and producer Matt Vowles, following the recent extended version of the band’s 2019 debut LP “The Widow”, have announced the release of their sophomore studio album “Kiss of Death”, introduced by the new single “Animal”.

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians’ new album “Hunter And The Dog Star” out today

Hunter And The Dog Star is the band’s fifth studio album and across eleven new songs, furthers their reputation as an unclassifiable, genre-blending force. Produced by Kyle Crusham and recorded at Arlyn Studios in Austin, TX, the album is already receiving widespread critical acclaim:

Boston’s Kaiti Jones Shares “Daydreaming” Single Ahead of ‘Tossed’ LP Out March 5

Boston-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Kaiti Jones recently announced her forthcoming sophomore LP, Tossed, which is due out March 5, 2021 and available for pre-order now via Bandcamp. Jones will celebrate the new album with a live stream from Club Passim in Cambridge, MA on release day at 8pm EST.

Kaiti Jones Reclaims Her Story with Graceful New Single “Daydreaming”

Oakland, CA’s BAD VISUALS (“90s guitar-tinged melancholic bliss…” ) Release New Single “Closing Doors”

“Apparently coming from a post-hardcore-punk past, Oakland-based band inject boundless energy into reverb-dusted nostalgic 6-string chords weaving sparkling distorted mesmerizing textures through punchy drum beats, gurgling throbbing bassline, and dreamy, falling male vocals …. 90s guitar tinged melancholic bliss.”- White Light/White Heat

Matthew Alec and The Soul Electric release debut jazz-fusion album ‘Cleveland Time’

“This album has a little bit of everything in it which is exactly what I set out to do,” says saxophonist Matthew Alec. “I wanted a few tunes that were short with strong hooks that would capture people’s attention, I wanted to feature our two vocalists on a tune of their own, I wanted to have at least a couple of traditional modern jazz tunes for the jazz fans out there, and I wanted to feature an industry legend… where I completely lucked out and found Bones Malone who loved the project. Whether you’re a jazz, funk, soul, or even pop music fan I think this album has something on it for you.”