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TCHAMI REMIX OF SURF MESA & MADISON BEER’S “CARRIED AWAY” IS OUT TODAY
A pioneer of the future house movement, Tchami is best known for his globally respected records, “Afterlife (feat. Stacy Barthe),” “Adieu,” “Promesses” and “Praise (feat. Gunna),” one of the hit singles from his widely acclaimed 2020 debut album, Year Zero. Conceived in L.A., Paris and London, Year Zero exudes renewal, a sense of creative rebirth that draws on musical culture and Tchami’s personal experiences. Among the album’s other standout tracks are double-single releases “Born Again” / “Buenos Aires” and “Proud” / “Ghosts.” He has amassed over 475 million combined global streams to date and toured around the world with superstars like DJ Snake, Skrillex, Diplo, and Malaa. Tchami, who co-produced Lady Gaga’s Grammy-nominated Chromatica album, is also regarded as one today’s most sought-after producers.
Venice, Italy and Seattle-based MØAA releases debut LP ‘Euphoric Recall’ today, April 2nd on WWNBB!
Exploring dark memories embedded in nostalgia, MØAA’s dream-drenched, debut album “Euphoric Recall” pulls listeners through a brooding atmosphere with a thick driving rhythm to reach the dimly lit corners of the past.
Silly Boy Blue is back with a remix package of her latest single “The Riddle” to be released on April 16th. The Riddle – The Remixes EP brings together international DJs and musicians Ana (aka Silly Boy Blue) admires to rediscover the track, each artist bringing its own singular musical universe.
“I wanted ‘”The Riddle” to express itself in different ways. I had the feeling this song had many facets that I couldn’t convey, so I asked musicians I admire to appropriate the track and give their own vision of it. Each one of them unveils their own understanding of “The Riddle” through this remix EP”. – Silly Boy Blue
CAPPA Shares New Single “Fatal”
Today, Los Angeles-based pop darling CAPPA releases her new single, “Fatal.” American Songwriter exclusively premiered “Fatal,” praising the song’s “sticky melody” and “detonating lyrics.” “Fatal” will join singles “Colder” and “Contact High” on CAPPA’s forthcoming EP slated for release later this year.
Following her global Shazam success, Amber Van Day teams up with Ilira for the girl boss anthem “See You In Tears.” After her debut single “Kids In The Corner” was featured in the epic opening scene of the No. 1 Netflix series “Fate: The Winx Saga” a few weeks ago, Amber Van Day has conquered the Global Shazam Charts. With the next highlight already on the way, Amber Van Day has teamed up with singer and songwriter Ilira to write and record the catchy pop anthem “See You In Tears” in the midst of the lockdown. But beware: these two ladies did not come to play.
Gone far too soon, Mo3 became one of Dallas’s most respected rappers with his athletic rhymes and soulful singing. Today, H$M Music and EMPIRE reveal “Mob,” the latest single to be released in the wake of the rapper’s tragic passing. Trading bars with The New 1017’s Foogiano, Mo3’s latest single is a low-key, piano-driven banger–Mo’s animated bark perfectly contrasting Foogiano’s whimsical deadpan as they dole out street knowledge with wit and clarity.
“My vision for the album was to create a group of tracks that accurately reflect where I am in my life today as an artist,” he says. “I’m totally open and transparent with my thoughts and feelings in the tracks I’ve worked on in the past few months. For me, pop music has always been rooted in the concept of escapism, and I wanted to create a sonic landscape that would allow the listener to disconnect from the reality around them, even if only for a few minutes.”
Japanese hip hop elite Wez Atlas, Jua and VivaOla collaborate on a track ‘Neo Ego’
After their collaboration in 2019 on “Vise le haut”, a fun and energetic trilingual track that earned them the attention of the hip-hop world both in US and Japan, the three artists and friends VivaOla, Jua and Wez Atlas combine their multicultural talents one more time on the new single “NEO EGO”.
W.L. is highlighted by current single, “Somebody Loves You”, a fresh take on fan favorite “Glasgow”, the hip-hop driven “Elephants”, the heartfelt anthem “Always” and festival-ready track, “All Your Friends”. Dork Magazine praised, “W.L. is a masterclass in ballads and risk-taking that proves music works best when it comes from the heart.” NME proclaimed “The Scottish rockers are creating an arsenal of anthes for festival season’s return.”
DAKAR Release New Two-Track EP ‘Over the Line’, Now Available On Spotify And All Major Streaming Platforms!
Alt-rock outfit DAKAR’s newest two-track EP, ‘Over the Line’, is now out on www.dakar.band as well as on all major streaming services. Over the Line’s B-side features the band’s cover of Tom Petty’s “You Wreck Me”. The single release is one of several new songs to drop through the spring in advance of live dates this summer.
La Femme ‘Paradigmes’ LP out today via Disque Pointu/IDOL
The group’s highly anticipated third album features previously released tracks “Paradigme,” “Cool Colorado,” “Disconnexion,” “Foutre le bordel,” “Le Jardin” and “Le Sang De Mon Prochain.”
ANGELA AUTUMN: Nashville Folk Artist Releases New Album
Anti-Corporate Music presents the eighth title in their acclaimed intimate, outdoor performance singer/songwriter series, The Magnolia Sessions, this time by Nashville-based Americana/folk artist ANGELA AUTUMN. In conjunction with the album’s digital release, today The Sleeping Shaman is hosting an exclusive stream of the track “Lonesome Traveler.”
AU/RA ENLISTS ALAN WALKER FOR “DEAD GIRL!” REMIX
The pair previously collaborated in 2019 on their track “Ghost,” which was part of the Death Stranding soundtrack and has tallied over 37M streams on Spotify alone to date.
COYOTE MAN Releases Visualizer for Instrumental Single, “Time Crystals”
Chicago based, Progressive Instrumental Rock band COYOTE MAN has released a fresh visualizer for their new /single, “Time Crystals.” Directed and edited by Chuck Clybourne (Sacred Ape Designs), “Time Crystals” features enigmatic, “dark age comic” art, reflecting the mystifying theme of the stunning single, designed by Craig Horky and is the band’s 4th single.
LIL TJAY DROPS OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “RUN IT UP” FEATURING OFFSET AND MONEYBAGG YO
Caveman Announces New LP Via FLOOD, Shares “Helpless” Video
Caveman shares “Helpless,” the latest single off their upcoming LP Smash out July 16th on Fortune Tellers. FLOOD premiered the track, praising it as “a prism refraction of echoey synths and gentle vocals.” On the track, member Matthew Iwanusa says, “Helpless is a song about not giving up in a situation where you will inevitably fail. But maybe being naive enough to still believe you won’t. It feels like the crash before a long journey of self-discovery and your search for answers.”
Today, “fierce new talent to watch” (NYLON) Bailey Bryan has announced the official release date for her highly anticipated upcoming project ‘Fresh Start’, dropping May 7th. The forthcoming project serves as a symbol for Bryan’s growth and journey over her past few years of heartbreak & self-reflection. “Every element of this project comes from a place of independence,” said Bryan, “it’s about getting ahold of myself and starting the rebuild, but finding that it never really ends.” Bryan continues to embrace all of the moments and challenges in her past that have led her to who she is today and was able to showcase that in ‘Fresh Start,’ a collection that signals her continued sense of confidence, through her refined sound and new approach to her artistry.
OVTLIER Release Single “Who We Are” Featuring Ricky Armellino (Ice Nine Kills, HAWK)
Ovtlier has grown into a roaring rock band of stadium ambitions. Led by the enigmatic frontman Joey Arena, Ovlier has already captured the hearts of more than 60K daily followers online, more than 2.1 million views of fan-curated content on YouTube, over half a million streams Spotify, appearing in Revolver Magazine, Alternative Press, Loudwire, ABC News and has been selling out shows around the Northeast. Drawing influences from Breaking Benjamin, 30 Seconds To Mars, Korn, Periphery and others, Ovtlier brings the rock and metal edge to a new height of intensity.
Singer-songwriter, rapper and artist Dr. Maleek releases a spring/summer anthem “Slide” with MVRWVN Feat. Bino Rideaux today on all streaming platforms. The single serves as a smooth but yet upbeat tempo that is a perfect for the spring and summer. The single showcases Dr. Maleek’s vocals, as well as his diverse musical talents.
Band Of Silver—made up of Avery Silvernagel (vocals), Alex Silvernagel (guitar and vocals), and Evan Silvernagel (drums)—are an alternative pop trio out of Nashville. Their music blurs the lines between vintage rock, 80’s new wave, and modern pop, and their explosive, electrifying performances hint at everything from Def Leppard and Madonna to Weezer and Panic! At The Disco.
Psychedelic soul artist Chiiild (Yonatan ‘Yoni’ Ayal) returns with his second single from his highly anticipated album Hope For Sale, “Awake” featuring the entrancing Jamaican-British singer Mahalia. Infused with sensual guitar and bass strings, the lustful track illustrates lovers longingly anticipating a reconnection after waiting what seems like forever. Yoni compares the feeling to “when the week’s finally over and you need to take the weight off.” Mahalia said on collaborating with Chiiild: “I love Chiiild and I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this beautiful song. Hope you all love “Awake” as much as I do.”
SUZI MOON DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL!”
Filming a pandemic proved to be a new challenge for Moon and director Eric Schraeder from The Enclave Live but did not deter them from realizing their artistic vision for the video by getting creative with lights, edits, and scenery.
Although Moon has been a part of the punk scene for the last 15 years, it was finally time to truly step into her own. “Songwriting is my passion & I really wanted to own that moving forward. Going solo was a totally natural progression for me. It just took some time for me to be ready. It’s a little bit scary but here I am, unapologetically Suzi Moon, puttin’ it all on the line for everyone that’ll listen!” says Moon.
NY’s Wais P Speaks His Truth With New Video “No Good For Me”
Wais P heightens his catalogue with a new gritty and real video No Good For Me directed by Watsyn Filmz. “Its about living your truth and giving the world what your living at the moment” says Wais. This track serves as the intro off his latest SUNOVA LP produced entirely by Team Demo. Check it out now on on YouTube and your preferred digital streaming provider.
EDDIE BENJAMIN Releases Debut EP + Video Starring Maddie Ziegler
Alongside the project’s arrival, he premiered the music video for the song “Speechless” earlier today. Watch it HERE. The clip is directed by Audrey Ellis Fox (Rina Sawayama, My Chemical Romance) and co-stars Maddie Ziegler. It unveils a show-stopping choreographed interpretation of the meditative ballad’s sparse sonics and soulful lyrics. Released late last year, the song itself has earned acclaim, with Wonderland Magazine fittingly describing it as “dreamy.” Says Eddie, “the story is about an important moment in a relationship where you feel like you’re nearing the breaking point and how we sometimes go to crazy measures to show and prove our love.”
AUDREY NUNA Releases New Single and Video, ‘Space’ Today.
Rising R&B artist and rapper, AUDREY NUNA, returns with her new single, “Space”, arriving today on the artist’s 22nd birthday. Paired with a captivating official music video, directed by Loris Russier and creatively directed by Nuna herself and Khufu Najee, “Space” marks her first official release of 2021 and offers fans a taste of what’s to come from her forthcoming project, due later this year via Arista Records.
SLATT ZY DROPS EMOTIONAL NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “LEAN ON”
Slatt Zy wonders who he can trust on “Lean On” as his early days hustling on the streets weigh on him. “I’m traumatized from all the bullshit, they told me lies,” he raps. “It’s kinda hard to see who real since I’m on the rise.” Over a sparse instrumental, Zy taps into the visceral emotions around finding fame after a childhood of poverty, betrayal, and tragedy. With his melodic flow leading the way, he digs into his traumas and examines why the system failed him. “Nobody asked me was I straight when my brother died,” he raps. “Nobody asked me was I straight when my cousin died.” Slatt Zy isn’t afraid to go deep, and on “Lean On” he plunges to the depths.
London-based producer Eden Prince has been making serious waves over the last eighteen months, releasing his standout single ‘Memories’, remixing the likes of Paul Woolford and Jonas Blue, and reworking the iconic pop sensation Siedah Garrett’s 1985 classic ‘Do You Want It Right Now’. Now he makes his D4 D4NCE debut with ‘Love You Again’ featuring Akua.
Stunningly Beautiful Self-Titled Debut By Experimental Folk Artist NAINNOH Out Today
Nainnoh’s gorgeous and wildly creative forthcoming release was recorded in her adopted hometown of New York City and showcases a voracious musical appetite, mixing dreamy pop and droning rock with Georgian folk and experimental psychedelia to create a cross-cultural meditation on mortality and humanity. The album’s arrangements are lush and cinematic to match, hinting at everything from Sigur Ros to the Velvet Underground with bold, adventurous production that blends organic and electronic elements into a captivating swirl.
JUNIOR VARSITY RELEASE ANTHEMIC DEBUT SINGLE AND VIDEO “COLD BLOOD”
“Cold Blood” is an expressive, surrealist song that draws on the sneering dynamics of ’90s rock, the low-key psychedelia of bedroom pop, and the lonely emoting of some recent strains of rap and R&B. Dynamic and vibrant, the instrumental twists as Aram sings paranoid, yet honest lyrics about distrusting those closest to him.
PATHFINDERS Unleash New Video “Impostors”, New Album “Ares Vallis” Out April 16th via Music-Records
Naming themselves after the NASA space probe “Mars Pathfinder”, Pathfinders are embarking on an encounter of the metal kind. Fascinated with space exploration, especially following recent odysseys to the red planet, “Ares Vallis” (named after an outflow channel on Mars) is twelve tracks of progressive groove, blended with thrashy, djenty, and melodic tones.
The east coasters, dreaming of warmer days, wrote the new song in the dead of winter. Featuring Space Kamp’s upbeat positive outlook both lyrically and sonically Space Kamp notes, “We wanted to release a song that gives everybody that summer feel a little early!” They continue, “We all tend to just feel better and stay on a higher vibration in the summer, being in the North East winter can get pretty grim. In some ways we are all Waiting for Summer.. We try to stay on that vibe all year round.” Set to be this season’s jam “Waiting for Summer” sweeps the listener away into summer bliss as Adoo sings, “Summer forever //Palm trees all day //sunrays no shade //Lemonade homemade //Highway unpaved //Renegades, eyes glazed…”
WATCH: JAMES ARTHUR SHARES VIDEO FOR ACOUSTIC VERSION OF “MEDICINE”
“Medicine,” which has garnered over 13 million global streams to date, was released after James’ huge global success of his song “Train Wreck.” The track is boldly autobiographical and is the very first song James wrote during his first writing session for his upcoming new album.