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DETROIT’S NEWCOMER TAY B LINKS WITH LIL DURK FOR “STASHBOX”
Bouncing boss-life bars off one another with an undeniable chemistry, Tay B & Lil Durk come together on their new single “Stashbox”. Produced by Will-A-Fool, who combines haunting vox synths with a boss-battle bassline, “Stashbox” brings the Detroit and Chi-town rappers atop easygoing, piano driven melodies. In the video, directed by Jerry Production, sees the two emcees post up in scenic locations around the A, from a parking lot with souped-up flashy whips, to a beautiful cathedral background, while telling a tale of desperation, unruled anger and ultimate self-demise.
Fast-rising rapper and singer 24kGoldn has released his debut album, El Dorado, out now via RECORDS/Columbia. The thirteen track album speaks to Goldn’s indelible songcraft and genre meshing abilities, spanning hip hop, alt-rock, and pop with a carefully curated list of features including Future, Swae Lee, DaBaby, and Iann Dior. Recorded over the past year with a small circle of collaborators, including KbeaZy, Omer Fedi, and Blake Slatkin, the album details the complexities of living the rockstar lifestyle and proves 24kGoldn is out to make music that is reflective of today’s gen Z and millennials.
LIL NAS X RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE AND OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “MONTERO (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME)”
Lil Nas X has officially launched his most revealing musical offering to date with “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).” The track was produced by Take a DayTrip, Omer Fedi and Roy Enzo and is an honest, vulnerable, yet confident telling of who Montero has become. The title is a homage to the award-winning film of the same name and begs the question: do you truly love your neighbor as yourself, enough to call them by your own name?
CJ RECRUITS ANUEL & OZUNA FOR POWERHOUSE “WHOOPTY LATIN MIX”
Accelerating his rise to the forefront of hip-hop with nearly 1 billion streams and widespread critical acclaim, platinum-selling Puerto Rican and Staten Island sensation CJ unleashes the official Latin Remix of his blockbuster smash “Whoopty” [feat. Anuel & Ozuna].
Passionate Rally Cries New Album
DC resident Crys Matthews is among the brightest stars of the new generation of social justice music-makers — an award-winning, prolific lyricist and composer, blending Americana, folk, blues, bluegrass, and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies punctuated by honest, original lyrics. She is made for these times. Of Matthews, ASCAP VP & Creative Director Eric Philbrook says, “By wrapping honest emotions around her socially conscious messages and dynamically delivering them with a warm heart and a strong voice, she lifts our spirits just when we need it most in these troubled times.
Grande Royale’s fifth studio album “Carry On” contains 11 tracks of high energy rock n roll. The band has applied a rawer and more back to basics- approach for the album, keeping production simple while focusing on strong and catchy material. Orange fueled electric guitars, crushing bass tones and thundering drums inspired by 90’s rock. Vocalist Gustav Wremer sings with more grit than on previous albums, adding a ton of attitude to the new songs. All put together, “Carry On” offers an energetic and straight forward take on garage rock. Produced by the band members themselves, and mixed by Robert Pehrsson (Robert Pehrsson Humbucker).
Vokonis launch “Azure” single
After the success of the band’s latest, critically acclaimed third album “Grasping Time” (2019), Vokonis immediately went into recording more material. With the goal set to further expand the prog landscape, Vokonis crafted recordings that are more dynamically diverse and forward-thinking than ever before. The result is “Odyssey” – Vokonis fourth studio album. Ranging from full-blown doom to melodically blissful passages, the new album features guest musician Per Wiberg (Opeth, Spiritual Beggars, Kamchatka) on Keyboard.
Moonshine – colab with The Companions and Babet
Together with the songwriting duo The Companions and the singer/songwriter Babet, the rising Swedish duo Moonshine delivers ‘Picture You’. This one showcases a new side to Moonshine’s production. With an upbeat track and catchy vocals, it surely boosts your mood and gives you that summer feeling.
Fred Lee signs to Lövely – first single video from upcoming debut album
Fredrik Lindkvist, mostly knowns as the former singer and frontman of Swedish hardcore band Totalt Jävla Mörker, has signed to Lövely records. Under the artist name Fred Lee, he will will release his solo debut album “Sleepwalking in Daylight” in summer 2021.
OUT NOW ‘CLOUDY AGAIN’, THE BEAUTIFUL DEBUT SINGLE BY ITALIAN EXPERIMENTAL POP DUO TRUST THE MASK
Trust The Mask was born at the beginning of March 2020, at the dawn of the first lockdown. Elisa and Vittoria then, started making music from afar and rejoined in the studio in summer 2020 to record a bunch of songs for their new project.
Life is a dance of shadows and light. MEARA, with stories of passion and power, healing and womanhood, creates the soundtrack. Blessed with synaesthesia, the British/ American songstress was born, literally into a world where music is colour. Her work dances delicately between cinematic, ethereal and indie music. Life’s unfolding stories are told here with a voice that will put a shine on your soul and guide you through the darkness. The tones are pure, the sensation one of stealing a glimpse into heaven.
Talking about the new single, the singer-songwriter says; Were the butterflies is a song about a girl I met in rehab. There was such beauty and power in everyones brutal honesty and vulnerability. The butterfly is the symbol of recovery. In the chorus I describe the transition we all went through from entering the program at rock bottom needing help, to releasing day on a new path with a second chance.
DR. SCHAFAUSEN Release New Official Video ‘Waiting For Tomorrow’
Italian dystopian group Dr. Schafausen have released a new video for the tilte track of their recently released album Waiting For Tomorrow which hit the stores via Sliptrick Records on March 9th.
ARCHON present their second single ‘Gloom’
Brand new metalcore act ARCHON hailing from Aarhus, Denmark, are ready to make a name for themselves with their upcoming debut EP ‘Altiora’. By combining metalcore with elements found in both ambient and classical genres, together with lyrical themes touching upon personal and socio-political challenges, they present an atmosphere which is brutal, mellow, ambient and graceful all at once.
Female Consent & Sexual Harassment – New Single
PinkFiz is an 18 year old punk pop artist from Cambridgeshire. Having previously performed as part of other bands, the musician started her solo project during lockdown 2.0, as a way to continue writing and creating while stuck in isolation. PinkFiz represents female empowerment and the songwriters pride in being an independent female artist and producer.
OUT TODAY: Josephine Sillars releases Desperate Characters EP (FFO Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, trip hop)
Following on from the singles “Enemy” and “California”, Josephine Sillars is releasing her new EP, Desperate Characters today.
Originally from the Highlands of Scotland but now based in Leeds, Josephine Sillars is a musician and song writer releasing some of her most potent work to date. Having previously recorded under The Manic Pixie Dreams moniker, she’s dropping the alter egos to get personal and political with the release of the Desperate Characters EP.
THE WANDERING HEARTS RELEASE THEIR SELF-TITLED SECOND ALBUM ON 30TH JULY FEATURING THE NEW SINGLE ‘GOLD’ – WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
The Wandering Hearts headed deep into the Catskills, where producers Simone Felice and David Baron hosted experimental and spiritual sessions in a studio packed with vintage instruments. The album echoes the timeless songcraft of Fleetwood Mac and Simon & Garfunkel with the pure passion of Jade Bird and The Lumineers. It’s a record that celebrates life, new beginnings, and striving to shine through a darkening world.
The DJ Lag remix of ‘Ndiyakuthanda’ injects percussive dancefloor energy into the charming original. ‘Ndiyakuthanda’ featured on Mabandla’s third studio album iimini, released to critical acclaim last year. Since then, it has accrued over 8 million streams, and quickly reached number 1 on iTunes South Africa. Iimini also earned top 10 positions on iTunes charts the R&B/Soul chart in France, Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Austria and Botswana and top 100 positions in the UK, US and Norway and top 100 positions in +20 countries.
World’s First Cinema return with their euphoric new single ‘The Woods’
Following on from the huge success of their recently released debut EP ‘Rituals’, which has since amassed more than four million streams in as many months, and received key tastemaker support from Wonderland, Under The Radar, Earmilk, Variance Mag and many more, fast-rising duo World’s First Cinema now return to deliver their latest euphoric offering ‘The Woods’.