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Julian Lamadrid Releases Dance-Worthy Single & Video “15 Minutes”

“In these dark times of distrust and limited social interaction, ’15 Minutes’ acts as a catalyst for change, a joyful reminder that through dance and movement we might be able to rediscover the thrill of life” shares Julian.

Hazy Tropical Dipped Psych Pop

When you hear Julian Skiboat you stop and listen. Hailing from San Antonio, the 24 year-old multi instrumentalist and singer-songwriter evokes emotions out of each and every lyric and guitar strum. What’s astonishing is that up until recently, he has made all of his music on his iPhone 5.


On the music video concept and imagery, director Clara Milo says, “The decision to shoot ‘Rouge’s’ music video on volcanic land arose from yearning to unify two opposite realities, cleverly personified in BAD CHILD’s song as mere change of hue. In our case, the black and white look allowed to simplify this concept to its very core, without running the risk of getting entangled in an inorganic clash of colors,” she explains, adding: “And thus, the dark-ashened smoke which hunts down the two characters in the first half of the film turns into glittering white by the embrace of the song’s climax. The explosive chorus needed to be burnt into the surreal, a soft-spoken fireball – a volcano releasing love and awe over the dark landscape of its past.”


Deeply rooted in community ALLBLACK makes music for his city. Amid longtime civic work and community initiatives, the versatile artist aims to do Oakland proud. “There are people around me who get up every day and work hard without cutting corners. Because of them, I feel like I’ve got to win—we’ve got to win.” As a child, ALLBLACK looked past his circumstances to find the positive. Growing up in East Oakland’s Murder Dubbs, he was exposed to the many pitfalls of poverty and violence – yet his family and community always had a way of making it seem as if everything would always be ok. To give back BLACK partnered his Cleat Check with PBO to provide new shoes and food to surging vulnerable populations during COVID. Throughout, BLACK leverages his network of peers and athletes to take the initiative and share civic responsibilities. From feeding his neighborhood with a catered taco truck to using his budget for charity, he is a stark reminder that actions speak louder than lyrics.

Toronto Rocker ROBERT CORBETT Sets a Nostalgic Scene with Synth-Laden Love Song, “Drive85”

Though the sonic elements of this spacey love song might inspire a happy-go-lucky feeling, the lyrical content is much deeper than it may seem on the first spin; Corbett reveals its creation spawned from the concept of trying to navigate one’s way through the denial of being in a great relationship — one that’s almost-ethereal — and the fear of heartbreak. “If you don’t put yourself out there, it’ll never work,” he considers. “Facing the possibility of heartache and loss is worth the gamble of potentially gaining real love.

D3sznx, Tay2Xs and YG Release “My Bruddas” Video

Check out the latest video from 4Hunnid Presents: Gang Affiliated, “My Bruddas,” from D3Szn, Tay2Xs and YG.

D3sznx, Tay2Xs and YG Release “My Bruddas” Video

Legacy At Heart chronicle relationship woes with “Bad At Love”

“‘Bad At Love’ is a song that talks about my history with relationships,” explains vocalist Carlos Garay. “It’s about just literally being bad at love, and how over time, the constant repetition of failure in romance can take a toll on you mentally. I wanted to put my own feelings on the table and be vulnerable.”

Kings Elliot shares poignant video for ‘Bitter Tonic’

“For the video, I saw myself struggling in the water – at the mercy of the freezing ocean – as a way to physically demonstrate the sensation of being overpowered by your emotions. I couldn’t feel my fingers and my limbs for a long time after the shoot but it’s always worth doing something uncomfortable if it helps people understand my story.”

WATCH: Jaz Elise “Straying” Video Out Today

She states, “Straying touches on those vulnerable inner feelings that we may not have the courage to say to someone we love – that we don’t want to lose them and that we notice there’s distance. It’s never easy to put yourself in the position to have someone reject you or accept you and that’s what this song is. I’m putting my feelings on the line. Here I am. Do you love me?” The other side is that I acknowledge that this is something I want and I’m being clear about that but I’m not going to wait around if things nuh shape up likkle and strengthen up. And that’s the lesson – be clear about what you want but don’t be afraid to have to bounce just in case you can’t get it.”


After generating over 2 billion streams, selling out headline shows on multiple continents, and receiving acclaim from Billboard, Atwood Magazine, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and many others, James TW has quietly emerged as the biggest artist you’ve never heard of.

New England Symphonic Metal Act, Anaria, Continue to Push Boundaries on New Album, Exile

Hailing from New England, Anaria is a genre-defying band who experiment with symphonic metal, modern rock, cinematic scoring, and pop arrangements. They have just released a new album entitled “Exile” featuring 15 original songs, including their latest single and video, “Leaving You Behind”. Singer Jessica Mercy has wowed both domestic and international fans with her vocal prowess, and their recent release continues to flex those talents.


The last couple of weeks have proven to be quite busy for the DMV’s own Punk Rock Princess. First we learned that Rico Nasty’s Pussy is still poppin in her Adam & Eve like visual for the fan fave, “Pussy Poppin.” Next, she teased some upcoming music on TikTok, which led to her trending twice in one week and today she is continuing her Nightmare Vacation with the release of her latest video for “Check Me Out.”

OMB PEEZY Releases Heartfelt Music Video For “On My Way”    

“On My Way”, produced by Alex “A$tod” Stoddard (Rod Wave, Yung Bleu, Boosie Badazz) carries a slow, steady beat paired with Peezy’s poetic flow. The track showcases Peezy’s versatility in rap and vulnerability in his lyrics. The video, directed by Marco Steez, adds immense feeling to the single while remaining simple in style.

Colorist Orch./Howe Gelb (Giant Sand)/Pieta Brown New LP/ Track (Dangerbird Records)

I remember Howe and I were talking on the phone one day about the recordings with The Colorist Orchestra, and told me he loved the sound of this track that they had sent him based on an old song of his called Vortexas, but that he really didn’t feel like he could sing that song anymore…or, at least right now. I remember he said he wanted to find a new song in it somehow. And for some reason that we still don’t understand, Howe and I connect in some kind of unnamable, immediate, kinetic, experimental realm, and I remember I just replied : How about ‘More Exes’?… And the next thing we all knew Howe had written and recorded that lyric, and then asked me to sing on it. I love this lyric for all kinds of reasons, and singing on it was an experiment unto itself! The majestic sounds of the Colorist Orchestra with Howe’s delivery and playful timing is a sound so beautifully it’s own. I’m still excited about the invitation to weave in!

Dropkick Murphys To Premiere Music Video For “Queen Of Suffolk County”

The music video for the track was filmed in Boston by the band’s longtime friend Mark Higgins, who also directed the iconic music video for “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.”

S.A.M. are back with blistering new track “Remedy” Featuring Danny Worsnop

Memphis, TN quintet S.A.M (aka Savage After Midnight) had a Breakout year in 2019 as their debut EP “11:59” announced their presence to the world with high-profile media attention and accolades across the board. Covid 19 had the band hitting “pause” in 2020, but they are back and continuing their former momentum with a blistering new track “Remedy”, featuring Asking Alexandria’s Danny Warsnop on guest vocals.

Multi-GRAMMY Award Winner Megan Thee Stallion Releases The Music Video For “Movie” Ft. Lil Durk    

Today, multi-GRAMMY award winner Megan Thee Stallion releases a brand new cinematic experience for ‘Movie’ ft. Lil Durk, the latest offering from her critically acclaimed 2020 album, Good News. The ‘Movie’ visual is directed by Mike Ho and features Brandee Evans and Nicco Annan. ‘Movie’ follows the #1 Urban Radio smash, ‘Cry Baby’ ft. DaBaby, and ‘Body’, the iconic high energy track that inspired the viral #BodyOdyChallenge.