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Brooklyn Latinx singer/producer Quelle Rox announces debut EP, shares hazy indie r&b track “No Surprises”

Raquelle aka Rocky is a Latinx (Puerto Rican and Cuban) singer, songwriter and producer based in Brooklyn. After graduating from NYU and delving into the world of production, Rocky began her musical transformation. Drawing her sound from an ethereal rich cosmos, she began concocting her potion of purples and blues, flowers and stars. From a 300 sq. ft room, Quelle Rox was born. Today she announces her debut EP ‘Lilac Rush’ and shares “No Surprises” with FLOOD Magazine.

Quelle Rox Announces Debut EP “Lilac Rush,” Shares First Single “No Surprises”

Callie Reiff Shares New Single “Crash Into Me (ft. Madison Daniel)”

From musical prodigy to industry trendsetter, Callie Reiff is unlike any other. As an accomplished producer, DJ and all-around performer, she made history as the youngest DJ to perform at Webster Hall — since then, she’s taken the stage at festivals such as Creamfields, EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, and Ultra and she’s opened for world-renowned acts including Ed Sheeran, Skrillex, and more. Now, at 21 years old, Callie Reiff has aligned herself at the intersection of indie-pop and electronic, ready to show that the sky’s the limit for her career.

DJ Callie Reiff Teams With Madison Daniel For ‘Crash Into Me,’ A EDM Banger All About ‘Feeling Strong’

New Zealand Pop Duo Foley Release New EP ‘Vacation’

Today, New Zealand-based pop duo Foley share their sophomore EP, ‘Vacation.’ Full of mesmerizing grooves, blissful pop melodies, and infectious energy, the 5-track EP is a captivating journey from start to finish.

As an overall concept, the ‘Vacation’ EP is a mediation on what it means to escape from routine. Whether it’s a physical getaway or just being with someone who makes you feel at your best is up to the listener’s personal interpretation. “For us, ‘Vacation’ is us trying to be our best to our partners, friends, families, and a reminder to enjoy ourselves,” Foley write. “It’s us being confident in our creativity and aspiring to be better.”


Tulliah first unveiled ‘Just My Type (A Little Bit Lonely)’ from the new EP at the end of last year, which saw her land a spot in The Independent’s Ones To Watch list for 2021. ‘Distant Dreams’ was the second taste from Fre$h Hugs; a song written as a reminder not to break away from personal dreams and visions for the future. The single saw Tulliah gain further support from Wonderland, tmrw, FAULT and The Independent.

Sibling electronic talents Star.One continue their hot streak with new single ‘Hate Love’ 

Honing their sound for 2021, ‘Hate Love’ combines rousing piano chords and a slick Garage bassline with S.E.N’s ultra-smooth vocals. The track is the first of many singles from the duo this year and follows their recent remix of the KAMILLE and S1mba single ‘AYO!’.

Laddermen release the music video to their first single “The Huntress Obeyed”

ĠENN – Release new escapist single ‘Mackerel’s Funky Mission’ | New EP ‘Liminal’ out 30th March via Everything Sucks Music

With the grooving track, vocalist Leona Farrugia takes on the life of a fish in order to get away from it all and traverse the seas, with her aim specifically on her homeland Malta. She chants passionately through her mackerel mission as the song and journey unfold.

Farrugia says of the track: “I think Mackerel’s Funky Mission is an escapism mechanism…. you sort of pretend to be someone else – in this case a fish – to escape from a current situation. It’s fun to pretend you’re something else and write from that perspective. It was also inspired by the lockdown as I wanted to be a fish just to be able to travel, and also by my love for the sea. I tried to be as visual as possible with the lyrics and the story.”

Courting share video for new single “Grand National” | Debut EP out 9th April via Nice Swan Records

Liverpool four-piece Courting have share their new single ‘Grand National’, the title track from their much-anticipated debut EP, which is due out 9th April via Nice Swan Records.

London’s Flo Gallop – The fun and flirtatious “Can’t Be Friends”

The fun and flirtatious “Can’t Be Friends” narrates falling for the wrong person and happily overlooking the consequences. The infectious song sparkles with colourful melodies, a move-inducing beat and Gallop’s distinct vocal delivery.

Flo Gallop has garnered acclaim from the likes of Live Nation’s Ones To Watch, V Magazine, Rolling Stone India and Earmilk to name a few.


According to lead singer Faris Badwan, “Lout is about the relationship between choice and chance, compulsive risk-taking and pushing your luck. As a band, particularly live, we’ve always had an aggressive side and as we began writing new songs it became clear that we were heading in that direction.”

Rising French-Asian Artist and Activist Thérèse Shares Debut EP ‘Rêvalité’

The EP title, ‘Rêvalité’, explains Thérèse; “is a word I invented, a mix between “rêve” (= dream) and “réalité” (= reality) and also a mix between “rêve” (= dream) and “alité” (= bedridden). It perfectly represents the surreal Covid19 pandemic life, during which humanity has been floating between a dream (or a nightmare) and real life. Even if the themes of the songs are quite strong, the word ‘Rêvalité’ sounds hopeful, as the aim of this EP is to encourage people to face reality in order to be aware and ready to re-build our future.”

New Yorker Des Rocs’ releases deeply personal new video for his latest single ‘Pieces’, watch it here

“‘Pieces’ is about everything we carry inside us throughout life,” says Des. “Those moments and memories that make up who we are, all the little things that define us – the good, the bad and the ugly. Pieces means a hell of a lot to me and writing it helped me throughout a period of time when I was steeped in some heavy self-reflection.”

Blxst drops surprise EP ‘Just For Clarity’

Labeled as the next West Coast artist on the rise, hip-hop multi-hyphenate Blxst releases his anticipated follow-up EP, Just For Clarity, out now via Red Bull Records. A surprise drop, the two-track project showcases Blxst flexing his rapping, singing, writing, and production skills, tapping hip-hop hitmaker Russ and prolific LA rapper Drakeo the Ruler for collaborations.

Cheap Trick release new single ‘Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll’

Cheap Trick are back with another blistering single, ‘Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll’, in anticipation of the release of their 20th studio album, IN ANOTHER WORLD, out via BMG on April 9th. IN ANOTHER WORLD will be available digitally as well as on standard black vinyl and CD. Limited edition blue and white splattered vinyl will be available at independent record stores nationwide. In addition, a limited-edition picture disc will be available exclusively via Target. Pre-orders are available now, with all pre-orders joined by instant grat downloads of ‘Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll’ and first song, ‘Light Up The Fire’.

Wild Youth “Can’t Say No”

With a prolific fanbase left clamouring for more with every release, Wild Youth’s euphoric pop hooks and keen ear for catchy chorus’ have seen them collect over 10M streams on Spotify, as well as receiving key tastemaker support from the likes of WONDERLAND, THE INDEPENDENT IE, POPJUSTICE and EUPHORIA.

Xelavate Shares ‘The One’ Feat. Afro Beat Vocalist Ronnie Winters

‘The One’ signs the first in a series of singles Xelavate plans to release this year featuring different artists. Born from a studio session with pianist and producer Theo T.O. Davis, the single features Ronnie Winters, an upcoming vocalist who has collaborated with Trapwave icon M Huncho on his album, as well as featuring on Billy da Kid ‘I don’t Wanna Know’.

Norwegian rock-trio Abakas release mammoth showcasing of rock-n-roll from the fjords

Norwegian rock trio Abakas have today released “Royal Tide”, a double-single showcasing of musical expression, freedom and progression, comprising of “The Boats of the “Glen-Carrig”” and “Dirt”, through 17 minutes of rock n roll originality, with music video to accompany.

Caravãna Sun return with uplifting new single ‘Stella’

Caravãna Sun have consistently courted praise for their dynamic live performances and energy. Focusing on reminding us that even in the darkest times beauty and meaning can be found, the band returns with a bright new single in ‘Stella’. Taken from the band’s forthcoming new album, it’s a striking new step forward for the band.

An intensely personal song, ‘Stella’ is a song about relationships and connections, and the shifts in perspective that can happen within us all following monumental life occurrences. And while the genesis of the song stems from a specific real-life experience, ‘Stella’ remains accessible and speaks to life’s ins-and-outs, broadly speaking.

Out Now: Taphia Mi & Vi. – ‘Fever’

“The twilight zone where you try to walk away from something or somebody while struggling with yourself with reasons why you shouldn’t go ahead with your choice. Making excuses so that you can give in for that inviting but short rush after a night out. You want to save yourself from the loneliness and isolation with the warmth of a body or whatever the rush can give you but inside you feel lonely and detached. Like hitting an emotional fever pitch where you are both hot and cold.” – Taphia Mi on ‘Fever’

Larger than Life Billy Mick Releases Catchy Pop Rock Single and Music Video

Based in Florida, USA, Billy Mick has spent his life entertaining audiences at both Universal Studios and Disney World but his latest single sees him feeling like an alien in his own country after time he spent in an entirely different location – Manchester! The Tourist sees Billy recalling his time on holiday in the UK and especially at Pride in Manchester where he felt true acceptance and togetherness, a world away from his return home where he saw signs of increasing racial intolerance and bigotry on the news when he returned. Taken from his forthcoming sophomore album, Levelling Up, Tourist should come with a health warning – you are NEVER going to get this out of your head!

Fabian Jack release new video for Bananas

Kaky invites you into his bedroom lab with debut EP “Room 404” out today

404, Kaky’s student flat room number is the place of birth of his pioneering Kakysound series, a field of experimentation that quickly became a production technique.

twocolors unveil anthemic new single ‘Bloodstream’

Berlin-based DJ-producer duo twocolors return with new single ‘Bloodstream’, out 12th March. ‘Bloodstream’ blends powerful horns, a deep, chunky bassline and the most infectious of drops into a truly undeniable dance track. It marks their first single release since the world-conquering ‘Lovefool’, a track that has amassed in excess of 865 million streams and counting.

The Rumjacks release new album ‘Hestia’

The Rumjacks’ new album, Hestia, is out now. The album marks a new era for the band, and introduces new lead singer Mike Rivkees, whose songwriting skills rejuvenated The Rumjacks’ collaborative spirit.

Whilst many bands went underground during the pandemic, in huge part due to there being no live concerts, The Rumjacks felt it so important to keep working and creating new music for their fans.

STEPNEY SISTERS Release New Single ‘Never Get To Heaven’

Pioneering 70s feminist rock band Stepney Sisters are delighted to announce that their self-titled debut album is out today on Alcopop! Records.

To celebrate the news, the band are streaming new single ‘Never Get To Heaven’ in full today.

Commenting on the track, bass player Benni Lees-McPherson says: “‘Never Get To Heaven’ is about being truthful with ourselves and each other, even though we long to take refuge in dreams and stereotypes. The lyric ‘but if you make your life a love song, sing it till the love comes true’ is about living as if it is already possible that feelings and attitudes can change.”


Junodream’s recent single ‘Eden Burns’ set the standard for what looks set to be a huge year ahead. The track was premiered by Jack Saunders as Radio 1’s Next Wave, with the DJ drawing parallels between them and early Radiohead, before he again supported them with an enthusiastic introduction on the Indie Show. Further airplay soon followed, including being playlisted at Radio X and support at BBC Introducing.

LAURENCE MURRAY PROJECT- Reveal Divine New Video For ‘Providence’

Filmed and directed by Gareth Goodlad, the video captures Laurence Murray Project performing in the stately confines of The Old Dr Bell’s Baths in the Leith district of the band’s native Edinburgh. A track steeped in nostalgia and reflection, new single “Providence” finds itself quite at home in the surroundings of the beautifully restored victorian baths. Now used as a stunning gig-space, the video also provides a mouth-watering forecast for the return of live venues in the coming months.

Alt-pop Tuvaband shares John Carpenter inspired video for new single ‘Post Isolation’

Tuvaband is the solo project of Norwegian singer, songwriter, and producer, Tuva Hellum Marschhäuser. After releasing first single ‘Growing Pains’ last month, Tuvaband shared haunting new track ‘Post Isolation’ a week ago, as well as announcing brand new album Growing Pains & Pleasures that will be released 21st May via her own label Passion Flames.

Jadsa – Olho de Vidro

From Bahia, singer-songwriter Jadsa is releasing her debut album Olho de Vidro, through São Paulo label Balaclava Records. She’s been working on the album’s repertoire since 2015, but it was between 2018 and 2019, the period in which Jadsa lived in São Paulo, that Olho de Vidro took shape with new inspirations and compositions.

LISTEN: GRiZ & Ganja White Night Release Collaborative Single “Ease Your Mind”

Today, electronic multi-instrumentalist GRiZ and bass duo Ganja White Night have released their massively awaited collaboration, “Ease Your Mind”, alongside an animated music video. GRiZ and Ganja White Night have established themselves as iconic figures in the bass music community, reigning among the most innovative artists in the scene. “Ease Your Mind” exemplifies this to the fullest with its layers of energetic saxophone, groovy synth sounds, tuneful guitar loops, and bass-fueled drops meshed into a seamless final product.

UK Pop R&B artist Jace Heyman collaborates with renowned U.S artist Jaq Moon on new track ‘One By One’

Jace Heyman is a UK Pop/ R&B artist whose star is very much on the rise. His new single ‘One By One’ follows last years acclaimed debut single ‘Drunk Text’ and both are taken from forthcoming E.P. ‘Lovin’ Under the Influence’ which will be released in July 2021. ‘One By One’ is released on Friday 12th March 2021 across all download and streaming platforms