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Where Soul meets hip-hop Dyad IAMTHELIVING & Teon Gibbs

Vancouver-via-Peckham’s Rian Peter’s aka IAMTHELIVING and rapper/producer Teon Gibbs have announced their new Soulful hip-hop infused, collaborative EP JNGL, set for release this June.

Inspired by the UK RnB scene in the early 2000s, JNGL is an embodiment of both their different backgrounds colliding. “We wanted to create a project that embodies who we are, where we’re from, and shows what we can do. The word “JNGL” just seemed to capture it all,” says Teon.

NEW // CLOVES – “Manic” (Live)

The conversations we have when we’re alone with ourselves, when we’re at our most anxious, can lead us to spiral and struggle to navigate our way back. CLOVES’ rendition of her own spiralling thoughts on new single “Manic” brings a sleek and compelling song that you’ll instantly latch your own experiences to. Today you can watch the live performance.

Ready for broadcast… Afraid Of from award-winning British singer, songwriter and producer James Zada

James Zada is a successful record producer with over a million album sales worldwide. He has won awards including a Gold Disc. His music has featured in many international television shows including the highly acclaimed TV series Friends.

HIRAKI: Metal Injection Premieres “Wonderhunt” Official Video

Stumbling Through The Walls was recorded and produced by HIRAKI at their Cube Of Eternal Doom Studio, constructed in an old farm on the outskirts of Aarhus. The record was mixed by Klaus Q Hedegaard Nielsen (Oxx, Fossils, Beta Satan), mastered by Emil Thomsen at ET Mastering, and completed with artwork by Jon Gotlev/No Heroes, and features guest vocal contributions from Cara Drolshagen (The Armed), Rikke Fink, and Anders Jørgen Mogensen (Gullo Gullo, KLoAK).

HIRAKI Goes Certifiably Insane In New Single "Wonderhunt"

Lisel + Booker Stardrum Release “For A While” From Collaborative Album

Lisel⁠ (the classical and experimental vocalist and producer Eliza Bagg⁠) + Booker Stardrum⁠ (the electronic musician and percussionist⁠) have shared one last single ahead of the release of their collaborative new album Mycelial Echo, out April 9 on Luminelle Recordings. Bagg describes “For A While” as “half a Philip Glass piece, half a house dance track. It’s the euphoric side of our collective anxiety, as we as humans are oddly both ecstatic and full of grief as we slide into the unknowns stretching before us.” The single comes with the release of a video directed by Bagg herself, featuring dancer/choreographer Gwendolyn Gussman.

Justin Nozuka Announces NEW EP

Toronto-based R&B sensation Justin Nozuka announces his new EP, out April 9th via Black Box. Under the Radar remarks that “Nozuka pivots from the downtempo folk of his 2018 record, Run for Water, instead opting for a warm R&B approach, tinged with intimate soul stylings.” Nozuka’s single “summer night o8” and hit single “No One But You” released with Mahalia, have given a preview of this new style.

Auerbach Tonträger relaunch label and sign ST. MICHAEL FRONT

ST. MICHAEL FRONT have signed a multi-album deal with Auerbach Tonträger. The German occult pop duo consisting of guitarist Bruder Matthias and singer Bruder Sascha will reissue their acclaimed debut album “The End of Ahriman” (2018) and their forthcoming second full-length via the label this year.

Joywave release brand new song ‘After Coffee’

Joywave have released their song ‘After Coffee’, a contemplative and collective sigh set to music, ruminating over the pleasures of the mundane. The song comes almost a year to the day that the Rochester, New York-based alt/rock band released their third album, Possession, on March 13, 2020 – the day the world shut down and what the band called “the worst possible day.”

The Reds, Pinks & Purples shares a tongue-in-cheek critique of modern fandom on “The Biggest Fan”

Today The Reds, Pinks & Purples skewers modern indie fandom with the ironically titled “The Biggest Fan” – the 3rd single from the upcoming Slumberland / Tough Love LP Uncomon Weather.

Glenn Donaldson explains the source material for the song:

“There’s this thing that I witnessed sometimes after shows, people walking up to the merch table to say ‘I am big fan’, but then they would apologize for downloading or streaming your music for free. This song is meant as a guilt-trip for those who claim to be ‘fans’ but haven’t bothered to purchase the album yet.”


Ahead of this Friday’s release of their new album Scrolling to feel better… part one, NYC duo Dog Trainer (Nick Broman and Lucas del Calvo) shared its final single “35 Days, 34 Nights” via Culture Collide. “35 Days, 34 Nights,” which was written entirely from diary entries kept by Broman while his partner was in Sweden for part of the pandemic, is “an ultra personal, sometimes mundane, sometimes dramatic look at separation, which I think is definitely something a lot of people can relate to during this time,” he explains. The bare yet pulsing resultant track is a showcase of the duo’s production prowess and the album’s stark, conversational honesty. Scrolling to feel better… part one is out on March 26th, 2021, and now available for pre-order.

PREMIERE: Dog Trainer reflect on a long-distance love on “35 Days, 34 Nights”

GHASTLY: Finnish Death Metal Act To Deliver Third LP, Mercurial Passages, Through 20 Buck Spin In May

Finland’s GHASTLY returns anew from the limitless wellspring of incomprehensible obscurity and dark inspiration that is Finland with its third album of mind-altering nightmare visions, Mercurial Passages. Confirming the album for late May release, 20 Buck Spin presents the lead single, “Parasites,” alongside the cover artwork and more.

DDG x OG Parker – ‘Die 4 Respect’

Released via Epic Records the gold-selling artist has also shared the blockbuster music video taken from the project titled ‘Rule #1’, which features Lil Yachty. In less than 24 hours the music video is sitting on over 200,000 views. With over 1.7 million subscribers on his YouTube channel his previous release ‘Moonwalking in Calabasas’ remix has surpassed 42 million views. Taken off ‘Die 4 Respect’ he earned his second gold plaque on the single and it adds his impressive total of half-a-billion streams and views.

Livingmore Releases New Single “Sharp” // Announces Sophomore Album ‘Take Me’ Out May 21st

“‘Sharp’ is a celebration of standing your ground and embracing your personality,” shares Alex. “The music video was directed, filmed and edited by my brother, Dillon Moore, who listened to the song and said it brought back memories of our mom honking the horn when we’d drive under a tunnel and scream out loud into the abyss. He wanted to capture that free feeling in the video, which was perfect because writing the song definitely felt freeing for me.”

Body Count Releases Fan Created Music Video For “The Hate Is Real”

Grammy Award winners BODY COUNT have never shied away from keeping it raw and real. In that spirit, Ice-T and crew launched a contest for fans to illuminate the musical and lyrical ballistics to their song, “The Hate Is Real”, from their latest album, Carnivore. Fans were asked to create and submit their own videos and the band chose their favorite submission for the track focusing on personal and systemic hate. Watch the winning video for “The Hate Is Real”, created by 25 year old Brooklyn, NY-based filmmaker, Seby Martinez, HERE.

TrueMendous – ‘Y’

TrueMendous revealed the music video for ‘You Don’t Wanna’, alongside a sneak peek of ‘Y’. She is now back with the full version of the soulful single ‘Y’, which features fellow Birmingham native Kofi Stone.

HURRICANE ON SATURN – new single “Outsider”

Hurricane On Saturn is a new project launched in 2019 by Italian musicians coming from various genres called Dakm, Maydx, Antares, Rastaban and Marakk. The proposal out of any classification is based on a unique use of electronics combined with rock, rap, post-hardcore and crossover influences.

PARTS PER MILLION Release Impactful New Single “Find the Light” + Official Music Video

“This song was always special to me. I held the guitar and vocal part for years, with only the ideas that the song grew in to. When we brought it to Kevin at Halo, we had no words for it, and weren’t really sure if it would get done. We talked amongst ourselves about incorporating

Jungle to release highly anticipated new album Loving In Stereo August 13

The disco-infused track, which premiered on Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, reflects the changing circumstances the pair found themselves in during these trying times. As co-founder Tom McFarland summarizes, “Whatever you go through, as long as you can stay strong and fight it, there’s always something on the other side.”

Brazil-Based Rock Vocalist/Instrumentalist Violet Orlandi, Rises to Fame with Viral YouTube Videos

Orlandi divulges, “‘The Worm’ is the first single out of three leading into the album. I thought it would be a good opening song for this project as it describes in great detail what it feels like to be at a funeral and experiencing the passing of time. I remember how it felt to drive to the hospital every day to see my mom in her death bed and wishing I wasn’t human, wishing I was a more simple being without any complex emotions, wishing I was a worm.”

Premiere: Violet Orlandi Spellbinds on “The Worm”

easy life Announce Debut Album ‘life’s a beach’. Release New Track ‘a message to myself’

easy life have today announced details of their much-anticipated debut album ‘life’s a beach’, which will be released on Interscope Records on June 4. The album is teased today by its powerful opening track “a message to myself”, and includes standout singles ‘nightmares’, ‘daydreams’, and more future-classics from the British five-piece, who won ‘Best New British Act’ at the 2020 NME Awards.