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Throughout the history of collective human culture, we have continually searched for a connective meaning between the instinctual collision of sound and color. For some, this connection is purely metaphorical, and for others, it is an unavoidable and innate sensory experience. For Tym Cornell, the predominant songwriter and founding member of Results of Adults, it is unmistakably both. Growing up immersed in the lush, overgrown landscapes of rural Alabama, from the moment he remembers opening his eyes, Cornell’s life has been guided by an uncannily synesthetic path.

MA’s Sha-Elemental Goes To A Dark Place With New Video “Bad News”

Sha-Elemental bounces back after his latest release Ultimate Warrior with a brand new visual Bad News. Produced by The Mainstream Assassin and directed by Myster DL, the track depicts the uneasiness and isolation that can exist during these tough times. “I didn’t want to necessarily talk about the pandemic because enough people covered that subject. I just wanted something to fit the mood so I just let the beat take me to that dark place and express all that frustration and uncertainty. R.I.P. Marvin Barnes” says Sha. Check out the video now on youtube as well as your preferred digital streaming provider.


Raedio and Atlantic recording artist TeaMarrr recruits DUCKWRTH for “Specific,” the debut single off her forthcoming project. Uplifted by sweeping synths and warm distortion, TeaMarrr infuses electronic influence and incorporates her really really raw nuance into a classically sexy summertime single. “Specific” ft. DUCKWRTH is available to stream and download.

KennyHoopla Drops “hollywood sucks//” ft. Travis Barker

Groundbreaking alternative artist KennyHoopla releases “hollywood sucks//” featuring Travis Barker today via Arista Records. In conjunction with the track, is an already-buzzed-about official music video showcasing Kenny running through Hollywood, and ultimately performing atop a Starlines Tour bus alongside Barker on drums.


Presenting his most cohesive artistic statement yet, Grammy-nominated, producer, songwriter, actor, and co-founder of Da Internz KOSINE releases his anxiously awaited project Truth Serum A Film EP. The accompanying film begins streaming on May 12.

New Release: L’Orange & Namir Blade “Imaginary Everything”

Namir Blade controls the clouds and the concrete. With the blink of a synapse, his imagination conjures elaborate visions of valleys of death, bad Tijuana dreams, and shotgun raids. In the next breath, he’s blowing off texts, rolling out of bed around noon, and crooning falsetto pleas about his willingness to change. The Nashville’s latest, Imaginary Everything is a work of teleportation and twisted fantasy, a wig-flipping blast of surrealism and slang editorials. It is a journey and experience. A collaboration with the otherworldly producer, L’Orange.

Artist: Stino Fareal – Track: Room 223

Stino Fareal has big dreams and the hustle needed to pull them off. He methodically sets small goals, building upon each achievement to create bigger and better ones. Motivated to improve the standards set by others and create new, better music. Stino never quits, he’s constantly chasing his dreams and learning new things to add to his arsenal.


He initially set the stage for the EP with the banger “Get Money” [feat. Tyla Yaweh & DDG]. The music video posted up 233K YouTube views, while the song racked up 251K Spotify streams and counting. Earning critical acclaim right out of the gate, HotNewHipHop praised, “Melvoni has been making quite the impact as of late thanks to a plethora of dope singles that show off his singing chops, as well as an ability to write catchy hooks that are going to stay with you” before promising the single “features all of the youthful exuberance you would expect from these three.”

NoMBe Releases Sophomore Album CHROMATOPIA

“When I landed on the lyrics ‘baby, can you turn my water into wine,’ the concept was so interesting to me. This idea that you can cry so much that it basically becomes an ocean that you drown into and could you take this water and make it a celebration,” NoMBe shares. “The rest of the song is more a visual description of what it’s like to drown and it is fear of losing someone…it is very metaphorical.”

NoMBe Dives Into An Ocean Of Tears In The Video For His Elton John-Inspired ‘Water Into Wine’

Kansas Hardcore Act REVISIONIST Debuts “Deathbed Kings” Video

“Deathbed Kings” offers a glimpse into the rising issue of declining mental health as people around the world live in fear and cut themselves off from the outside due to the global pandemic. “This song focuses on some darker content while still trying to give some hope,” says drummer Josh Peavey. “Hope is something I think we could use right now.”

Exclusive Premiere: REVISIONIST’s New Music Video for “Deathbed Kings”

Jesús Molina & Dallas String Quartet’s Spicy Jazz Collaboration, Out Today!

Dallas String Quartet has teamed up with the internationally renowned jazz pianist Jesús Molina for a spicy, original single entitled ‘Sabor.’ Delivering a Latin twist and spicy keys from Molina (of Colombia), the artists combine their flair for modern, upbeat arrangements while also serving up an exceptional dose of heat, rhythm and flavor.

Known globally for their classical-pop covers (like their recent Dua Lipa single “Love Again”), DSQ is at their creative prime with this new original tune.

Watch the video for Dive Index’s “She’s Exploding” (Mike Lindsay/Tunng Remix) via MXDWN; new LP out on May 21st

Refolded: Waving At Airplanes Remixes is the sixth full-length album from electronic composer/producer Will Thomas’ collaborative Dive Index project. The original Waving At Airplanes appeared last spring, at the height of the early pandemic turmoil. Exposé Online described it as “stellar, full of imaginative touches and interesting echoes,” while Electronic Sound compared it to “reading a short novel, energies and perspectives shifting throughout.”

mxdwn PREMIERE: Dive Index Shares New Video for Remix of “She’s Exploding” by Mike Lindsay of Tuung

Powfu drops new song “the long way home” feat. Sara Kays & Sarcastic Sounds; Announces EP releasing June 4

Featuring very vivid and honest lyrics over an acoustic guitar soundscape, the vulnerable track finds all three artists coming together to tell the story of a hostile home life. Powfu notes the song is “for all the people that are going through something and feel like they have nobody to talk to.”

“the long way home” marks the first release from Powfu’s just-announced upcoming EP which will release on June 4.

For Skope: Nicky Romero is back as Monocule with new dark progressive 3-track EP (out now)

Nicky Romero, as Monocule, just dropped his “Monocule Volume 2” EP via Protocol Recordings. This highly anticipated EP consists of 2 new tracks, groovy “Find You” and soulful “Silence,” for which Monocule teamed up with Protocol’s veteran DØBER and UK-based singer/songwriter Bertie Scott. The EP ends with the previously released song “You Don’t Know.

Tropical Alt Rock- Loud Forest

Bernard and Rachel Chadwick are the husband-and-wife duo that create pop/rock music imbued with love and artisanship. Theirs is an enviable creative relationship built around making more of themselves and the world through collaboration. The band started while Bernard was earning his MFA at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. It was a way for rock to fuse into art and art to fuse into rock. This became the exact intention of their music going forward. The band’s incorporation of pop sensibilities, ethereal vocals, insightful lyrics and rock undertones give them a sound that is unique, fun and sure to keep you grooving.

The Hilo Hi-Flyers Release New Single “Let’s Go Flyin’”

The Hilo Hi-Flyers are an exotic jazz band based in Southern California. Their unique sound follows in the tropical tradition of Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman, while blending elements of Hot Swing and Rat Pack era Jazz. One of the band’s standout qualities is their focus on creating a vibe that transports the listener, much like that of a classic film score. This is why the use of exotic instruments is so essential. Anyone who enjoys a tropical cocktail and a sonic vacation will surely appreciate The Hilo Hi-Flyers.


LA based singer/ songwriter Soulex continues to build buzz with the reveal of brand new EP, Liquid Bombshell. Led by the anthemic Black Sabbath, the project showcases the widescale potential of this prolific newcomer.

KENDRA SELLS Wonders About Bad Doctors

Kendra Sells hates going to the doctor. As the fiery, metal-inspired track “Wondering//Bad Doctors” unfolds, it’s as chaotic as unpredictable as a trip to the waiting room. Part System of a Down and part White Zombie, “Wondering” uses its snarling backdrop to whirl through a storm of anxiety and self-judgment It’s a message to Kendra from herself to make better use of her time.

Anthony OKS releases “Clearly Now”

Deftly navigating the inspiration of Mos Def’s thoughtful rhymes and Saukrates’ soulful melodies, “Clearly Now” couples an uplifting beat with introspective lyrics and invites listeners into a world of new possibilities.

“I’m seeing sounds/like what’s allowed/there’s no confinement to this,” he declares, like a sunflower stretching toward the heavens.

Salem’s Childe Premieres Video “Plowed”

“We’ve been playing ‘Plowed’ in our set for a while now,” says guitarist Rob Salem. “It’s one of those iconic songs that everyone knows and is fun to play. We thought it’d be fun to take it in the studio and give it our own spin. It can be tough to do a cover justice—everything that makes the song great is in the original, and it was important to us not to take away from or lose the integrity of the original tune while finding a way to still make it ours. So we beefed it up a little and made small changes that we hope carry the spirit of the original while giving it a fresh take. It’s really an homage to a time and sound that is part of our musical roots. And of course, it’s topically relevant, which speaks to the timelessness of the song itself.”


Fire in Little Africa – a groundbreaking album of original material, written and recorded by a collective of Oklahoma hip hop artists to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre releases “Shining” today along with a striking visual. It is the first single from the album that will be released on May 28 by Motown Records/Black Forum in partnership with Tulsa’s Bob Dylan Center® and Woody Guthrie Center®.


Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, and rapper Bee-B drops her highly anticipated and steamy visual today on all streaming platforms. The sultry single “Stretch” resonates with an impactful cadence of raw and intense energy highlighting Bee-B’s versatility as an artist. The pairing of her melodic lyrics over the infectious beat produced by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels allows fans to enter into the remarkably stylized and eccentric world of Bee-B.

REI AMI Shares Playful “F.R.A.” Track & Video

Alt-pop singer and songwriter, REI AMI, has delivered her third breakout single of the year with the release of genre-blending new track “F.R.A.” available now across all digital streaming platforms via Visionary Records/Sony Music Entertainment. The single arrives alongside a playful visual directed by Maddie Córdoba.

Frame 42 share steadfast new single “Choose Wisely”, produced by Toby Wright

Lapeer, Michigan, rock outfit Frame 42 unveil “Intervention” the latest single from their upcoming EP ‘Undercroft’. “Choose Wisely” centers around toxic relationships and redemption from it, particularly of being someone who tends to attract people who need fixing. With Grammy Award winning producer Toby Wright’s (Metallica, Kiss, Heart and Alice In Chains) guiding hand in production, Frame 42 found their sound revitalizing the sounds of 70s-era classic rock. Check out the new single from “a group of purveyors of the classic, ’70s rock sound and vibe, revitalizers of a time in rock history where every band seemed to be (and turned out to be) legendary.”

“Choose Wisely” and Stream Frame 42’s New Vintage Rock Single [Premiere]

Ashlynn Malia Shares “emergency” Track/Video Via Flaunt

Ashlynn Malia shares “emergency” alongside a music video, out now on Jullian Records/The Orchard. Flaunt premiered the video, praising how the “19-year-old pop sensation channels her inner Cher with a glamorous new music video.” American Songwriter featured Malia, detailing the background of the song and noting how “on the more R & B-fused “emergency,” Malia exits the other side of aloneness, finding contentment with oneself.”

Payson Lewis drops lively new single “DANCE”

Indie-pop artist, Payson Lewis, just dropped his new lively single, “DANCE,” an anthem to help bounce back when you’re feeling low. With infectious, cheerful melodies and reassuring lyrics, “DANCE” is an unforgettable track. “Life is just too damn short to let it keep ya down,” says Lewis. “So we gotta find the things that make us feel like ourselves and hold on as tight as we can.”

SHUN: The Obelisk Premieres “Machina” From North Carolina Heavy Rock Unit Featuring Throttlerod Member

The Obelisk is currently streaming “Machina,” the latest single from Asheville, North Carolina heavy rock unit, SHUN. The track comes off the band’s self-titled debut set for release June 4th via Small Stone Records. The record includes guest appearances by Mark Morton (Lamb Of God) and J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Government Issue).

Shun Premiere “Machina” From Self-Titled Debut out June 4

Stephanie Ryann Releases Official Music Video “Broken Heart”

“Broken Heart is about the struggle of trying to move on from having your heartbroken. A while back I had a boyfriend that I cared about deeply and one day he just walked away. I never knew why, there was never any closure, I truly had a broken heart.” expresses Ryann.

Cory Wong and Dave Koz announce collab record; first song out today

The Golden Hour, set for June 11 release, demonstrates what happens when musical masters of two different generations venture fearlessly off their regular career paths, hightail it into a live-in-the-studio session with a powerhouse ensemble, and create a momentum-shifting project that puts them on fresh creative trajectories. Saxophonist/entrepreneur Dave Koz and hipster funk/jam band guitarist Cory Wong (Vulfpeck, the Fearless Flyers, Cory and the Wongnotes) may seem an unlikely pair, but together they imbue the album with a hard-edged spontaneous combustion and wind-in-your-hair carefree coolness. They’re backed by Wong’s 10-piece band, which includes a horn section arranged by Michael Nelson, Prince’s chief horn arranger.

Paige King Johnson Releases Mother’s Day Single, “She Holds This House Together” For Her Mom

Country music singer/songwriter Paige King Johnson has released a lyric video and music video for her latest single, “She Holds This House Together” written for her mom just in time for Mother’s Day. Behind beautiful words, the lyric video features Johnson enjoying a nice North Carolina afternoon reminiscing all that her mother has done for her and how thankful she is for the woman who has ‘held her house together.’ The music video is a collage of old photographs of Paige and her mother throughout the years. This heartwarming sentiment arrives just in time for Mother’s Day, as Paige pays tribute to the strong woman that she has become because of her mother’s example.

Leotrix Flaunts His Flexibility on Glitchy, Erratic Two-Track ‘Honesty Trax’ EP for Night Mode – May 7

The Aussie sensation has continually pushed bass music to the limits, with a forward-facing output that has garnered support from Excision, Kayzo, Zeds Dead, NGHTMRE, Flosstradamus and the list is staggeringly too long to run through in its entirety. The adventurous wunderkind has been sitting on two strikingly unique tracks for a couple of years, waiting for the right stable to come along to release the dichotomous two-tracker. The lead cut sees him triggering through choppy bass house tendencies, while the B-side is a chunk of chirpy future bass funk.

Artist: Leotrix
Title: Honesty Trax
Label: Night Mode
Genre: Bass House / Future Bass
Release Date: may 7

“LUZ” The New Album By Uruguayan Rock Band No Te Va Gustar Is Out Now!

No Te Va Gustar (NTVG), the great Uruguayan rock band with more than 25 years career, is gearing up for an international release of their new album, LUZ.

At the start of 2020, with the “Otras Canciones 25 años” (Other Songs 25 years) live album and tour, NTVG had a long path ahead. There were still many stages to fill, many audiences to be reacquainted with, and a shutdown at the high point of the project. The idea of a new record appeared on No Te Va Gustar’s horizon, who anticipated recording in the same circumstances as always: between tours, somewhere in the world.

for Skope: Multi-Platinum Felix Cartal releases “Only One” ft. Karen Harding (out now)

Felix Cartal’s new single “Only One” with British Platinum singer/songwriter Karen Harding and the announcements of Felix’s new album + tracklist that we are announcing today as well.

SALIVA’s Every Twenty Years Available Today via Megaforce Records

SALIVA’s Every Twenty Years, an EP of classic songs re-recorded with current vocalist Bobby Amaru, is available today via Megaforce Records.