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Opening with the irrefutable voice of H.P. Baxxter, ‘We Love Hardcore’ is the seismic collaboration between German cult band Scooter and the festival wielding megahit duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
Slamming together the building blocks of their respective styles and giving birth to a monstrous musical baby with ‘We Love Hardcore’, the two powerhouse groups have created earth shuddering ripples that will continue to be in effect once the festival season resumes.
MIKE CLERK – Releases ‘The Air In Here’ Video || Album ‘The Space Between My Ears’ out 26 March
Getting cabin fever in lockdown, or perhaps restlessly counting down the days to the release ‘The Space Between My Ears’ on 26th March; the new video for “The Air In Here” takes us into the mindset of a man on the edge.
DOKTOR’S NEW TRACK ‘NO DRAMA’ CONTINUES TO BUILD HEAT AFTER HITTING #2 ON THE ITUNES REGGAE CHART
Doktor’s feel-good dancehall vibes continue with his current track ‘No Drama’, which has been quickly building heat in recent weeks, hitting #2 on the iTunes reggae chart and exceeding 100,000 streams in seven days with adds to the Spotify playlists Just Dropped and Back a Yard. It’s also picking up attention on social media as fans engage with its narrative, backed by high profile attention from White Yardie, GRM Daily and Big Zeeks.
NICK RHODES & WENDY BEVAN RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
Over the past twelve months, the duo have collaborated on a monumental series of 52 cinematic instrumentals inspired by the Universe. These works will be presented across four 13-track, individually named albums, as the Astronomia project. The first release ‘The Fall of Saturn’ drops on the Spring Equinox (March 20, 2021) and will be followed by three further records, all released on the equinoxes and solstices for the remainder of the year.
Watch Robyn Sherwell Visuals For New Single ‘To Give Up’
The video narrative plays on a concept of two sides to Robyn within the lyrical conflict of the song ‘To Give Up. We first see a vulnerable hurt version who wants to give up, and then a resilient, fiery version, who chooses to move forward. The video portrays Robyn via different mirror reflections as she confronts these sides of herself, and the broken dreams and distorted reality she needs to piece back together. Eventually rapid cuts and neon flashes blur the two versions and a stronger Robyn moves forward.
Morgan Wade releases debut album ‘Reckless’
Morgan Wade’s debut album Reckless “delivers what its name promises: an unvarnished voice straddling country and rock ‘n’ roll with stories of lionhearted truth” (Tennessean). Wade, now 26, kept her songs and her voice hidden in her younger years, later taking to the stage naturally at age 19, and then choosing sobriety soon after in her early twenties. The album, she notes, is an honest portrayal of her truth, grit and growth.
Asian superstars Afgan & Jackson Wang break the Internet with sultry single “M.I.A.”
A sultry, slow-burning trap flavoured R&B number, “M.I.A.” is an organic result of the friendship between the two after they met backstage in 2019 at a VLIVE event in Seoul. With an astounding 50M+ followers across social media combined between Afgan and Jackson, news of the duo’s collab earlier this week was affectionally dubbed ‘Afganson’ by fans and became an instant worldwide trending topic on Twitter.
FLORA CASH TURN ON “THE BRIGHT LIGHTS”
Platinum certified indie pop duo Flora Cash have released a powerful new single. “The Bright Lights”, available now via the Swedish/American duo’s own Flower Money Records.
MF Tomlinson releases contemplative indie-folk single “A Long Day”
MF Tomlinson, the project of London-based Australian singer-songwriter Michael Tomlinson, today releases new single “A Long Day” – the final taster of his upcoming debut album Strange Time, out April 9th, self-released.
Quickly following his debut EP ‘Last Days of Rome’, debut album Strange Time was written slap-bang in the middle of 2020; confined to his home, Tomlinson created a stripped-back home studio set up and the songs immediately began to flow.
Skope video submission: Nebz Supreme & Eso Tre f. Prince Po of Organized Konfusion, “Take It To The Bank”
“It’s just a song about spitting truth, and affirming that karma is still real in this strange and sad era when accountability is at an all time low,” says Eso when asked about the new single. “Take It To The Bank” is out now on Feed The Peeps.
Seven years after their masterful debut album ‘Occultation’, Scottish 70s psychedelic and progressive rockers LUCID SINS are finally ready to deliver their new studio full-length ‘Cursed!’, due out May 3rd on Totem Cat Records. Stream their stomping first single “Joker’s Dance” now on Bandcamp!
Elgin announce new album ‘Weightless / Still’
Elgin have announced the release of their new album Weightless / Still out on May 28th via Pixie Pace Records (ARC Music Productions International).
Marking the announcement the band have released a lyric video for the lead single ‘Cherry Picked’. It was filmed during one of the sleepless nights Paul Butler sings about in the song and is a time-lapse filmed from his bedroom window in Dublin.
US Dancehall Artist Lexxicon Returns With New Single ‘Work For it’ Ahead of New EP
Lexxicon is looking to bring the worlds of Bashment, Dancehall, Tropical R&B and even Grime together with his latest EP, Bashment SZN. An artist with irresistible swagger and cool, Jamaican-Canadian musical artist, Lexxicon is the definition of passion and persistence. It is almost impossible for an audience to not become consumed by the intense energy that radiates through his music and the long-lasting impression of his dynamic live performances. With music that sounds like a crossbreed between PartyNextDoor and Swae Lee merged with a strong artistic vision, to push the boundaries of the industry, Lexxicon is quickly rising through the ranks to become a household name.
NEWS: Ana Egge launches “The Ship,’ a sea shanty-styled song that resonates in today’s world, collaborating with Mick Flannery.
Sometimes a sea shanty isn’t just a sea shanty. With “The Ship,” the heralded singer/songwriter Ana Egge has taken the traditional shanty and transformed it into a modern-day parable. Soft but still clearly defiant, “The Ship” portrays sailors, fed-up with being robbed of their personal power, realizing they have been complicit in their captain’s greedy, ruinous ways, so they stand together against him and stop participating in burning, to quote the song, “the sides of our own ship.”
Out Now: Glassmasterer – ‘Trouvaille’ – chilled IDM/electronica from Scottish electronic artist
‘Trouvaille’ is the blissed out upcoming single from Scottish electronic musician Lewis Bigham who records and performs under the moniker Glassmasterer, a name which comes from the final stage in CD duplication, a process known as “glassmastering”.
After a monumental 2020 that saw Lost Frequencies release a brand new EP, ‘Cup Of Beats’, aswell as his Royal invitation to perform from the rooftop of the Royal Palace in Brussels, a huge feat for any artist after an invitation from His Royal Highness in their home country, he now readies his debut SONY Music release with ‘Rise’! Leading on from being a multi-billion-streamed artist, with the worldwide phenomenon’s ‘Are You With Me’, ‘Like I Love You’, ‘Reality’ and more, well within in their million-triple-figures, one of Belgium’s best exports set his sights on new heights…
ANAKLAV releases her sophomore single ‘Dirty Dancing’
With ‘Dirty Dancing’, ANAKLAV has released her second single as a solo artist. Born and raised in Brazil, she took numerous musical influences into her work, which unite perfectly in her contemporary state-of-the-art mix of UK bass and Brazilian slap-tech sound.
Chad VanGaalen Shares “Starlight,” New Single + Music Video
World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener, the majestic new album from multi-media auteur Chad VanGaalen, is available now on CD/LP/DSPs worldwide through Sub Pop and in Canada from Flemish Eye. In celebration of this release, VanGaalen has created a video for the single “Starlight,” a celebration of our cosmic origins.
Columbia/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and the Janis Joplin Estate announce the debut of the first-ever official music video created especially for Janis Joplin’s “Me and Bobby McGee,” the artist’s #1 single and one of the enduring signature performances in Janis’ studio repertoire. The new “Me and Bobby McGee” short film was released on Saturday, March 20, the 50th anniversary of the track topping the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.
April March & Olivia Jean release “Allons-y” music video
April March and Olivia Jean have released the music video for “Allons-y” from their split 7″ Palladium EP (out now via Third Man Records). The video was shot in Third Man Nashville’s famed Blue Room and features the duo performing the ESG-influenced tune with their band —
INDIANAPOLIS RAPPER SKYPP CHALLENGES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A BLACK AMERICAN IN “SUNDOWN TOWN, USA” MUSIC VIDEO
Indianapolis’ voice of reason takes shape in the form of rapper Skypp who Friday released his full-length album KING OF INDIANA along with the music video for the track “Sundown Town, USA.” In the video, Skypp takes listeners to “the middle of the map,” using his art to speak his truth about the diversity issues the city, and country, faces, stating in the song “it’s time to reinvent” his home state. Ready for change, images of Skypp tearing down a confederate flag early in the video immediately speaks volumes of the message that he has had enough of the racial injustices he sees on a daily basis.
LIL TJAY RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “HEADSHOT” FEATURING POLO G AND FIVIO FOREIGN