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Millionyoung – Free (Negative Gemini Remix)

“The original track ‘Free’ was written during a period where I was unable to see my family due to the pandemic, and I spent time looking at old pictures. My youth was full of a lot of dance music, and my parents were always particularly fond of stuff like Miami Bass. I wanted to create something that bridged that vibe with the tropical and laid back sound palette I gravitate towards. Lindsey and I met through playing shows, and I’ve been a huge fan of her music for years, so I was really excited when she agreed to do the remix. I was blown away by her take on the song, and how effortlessly she takes the track on an odyssey through 90s French House inspired chords and synth flourishes, in a way only she could.” – Mike Diaz, Millionyoung

Experimental pop star BONZIE premieres hand-animated video for “Reincarnation” with Earmilk

“With each release, BONZIE’s artistry grows into something bigger… Built upon guitar strings and folk undertones, the single is crafted into a track that showcases the lustrous world of BONZIE and her intricately emotive musical output,” says Earmilk. The track hails from BONZIE’s critically acclaimed new album Reincarnation, out now.


Today, Cinematic Music Group’s up-and-coming rapper Big Bratt delivers brand new record and video “Paid In Full”. Built on a massively heavy beat, the track spotlights the 17-year-old rapper’s larger-than-life presence and tremendous lyrical talents. The song comes alongside a gritty and cinematic visual, which pays homage to the original 2002 film.

Tom Odell Releases Video for “money”

After a dark period of mental health stalked most of his 2018 and 20119, Odell wrote his way through it, eventually letting down his guard and pouring his feelings into new music for his forthcoming fourth studio album monsters set for release July 9th. New track “money,” out today is built around a driving pulse of echo-laden beats and crunchy, metallic percussion, lyrically it rails against the obsession with capitalism, while also pointing at the reflection in the mirror The official video, directed by Georgie Summerville, has Tom parodying the absurdities of chasing money.


Having recently revealed stellar new offering Candy Red via Rostrum Records, Canadian R&B up and comer RUSSELL! reveals the stand out video for the razor sharp cut.

Misfit Thrash Dark Pop New Visuals

Entitled “Rubies” this is Elliot’s first single from her forthcoming EP Queen of Nothing, which is set for release this summer. “Rubies” explores the concept of Queendom and vividly recounts Elliot’s struggles to fit in and feelings of being “othered.” Anger, greed, loneliness, and bloodlust are all prevalent in this storyline layered with wild electronic melodies and vocals that command attention. Elliot Lee has a fervent fanbase and has amassed millions of streams and her music has been added to such high profile playlists as Bedroom Pop among others.

NEW AUDIO ALERT! Brother Against Brother “Deadly Sins”

Conceived by Serafino Perugino, President and A&R director of Frontiers Music Srl, Brother Against Brother is meant to showcase these two amazing vocalists to a larger global audience outside of their homeland of Brazil. Nando Fernandes is one of the most established, popular rock/metal singers in Brazil and he is paired here with one of the hottest vocal talents of the new wave of hard rock bands from the Frontiers label, Renan Zonta of Electric Mob. Together, they are on fire on this magnificent melodic metal album written for them by none other than Alessandro Del Vecchio (JORN, Revolution Saints, Edge Of Forever).

New single: Seasurfer ‘Pretend’

Songstress Apolonia explains: “It’s one of my favourites. Humans ‘pretend’ all the time – sometimes unconsciously, sometimes not. Playing make-belief, behaving one way, yet feeling the opposite. In relationships, in politics for imaginary excitement or simply survival. There was something hypnotic about Dirk’s first instrumental version that caught me immediately, so the words shot straight out of me. I love when that happens: when the music, the lyrics and later the visuals become one. The video director JH Rochereuil also understood the atmosphere of the song perfectly.”

Tina Turner To Be Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced that Tina Turner will be included in their class of 2021 inductees. The induction ceremony will take place on October 30 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio with a radio simulcast on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio Channel 310. The induction ceremony will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max.

Tina will be inducted in the performer category alongside Carole King, The Go-Go’s, JAY-Z, Foo Fighters, and Todd Rundgren; with Clarence Avant (Ahmet Ertegun Award), LL Cool J, Billy Preston, Randy Rhoads (Musical Excellence Award), and Kraftwerk, Charley Patton, and Gil Scott-Heron (Early Influence Award).

NEONFLY Release Brand New Lyric Video for “Beating Hearts”

Formed in 2008 as the brainchild of guitarist & composer Frederick Thunder and with two critically acclaimed albums under their belt, Neonfly have carved a dynamic and distinctive career, touring as main support for some of rock’s biggest names, including Alice Cooper, Dragonforce, Anvil, Gamma Ray & Magnum and storming festival main stages worldwide. Their highly anticipated third album The Future, Tonight, featuring 10 heavy-yet-catchy modern rock anthems, allied with hard-hitting riffs, big-metal grooves and decidedly socially conscious lyrics, drops June 18th on Noble Demon.

Paul Babe Shares Eclectic New Single “Poley Bonaparte”

With an American alt-pop sound that’s unique from start to finish, this is the year of the Babe. The design of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Evans, he draws inspiration from his Great Lakes upbringing. Perhaps most notably so by deriving the name Paul Babe from the giant, superhuman lumberjack of Northwood’s lore who’s faithful companion was the Blue Ox, Babe.

“Rigid gender norms suck. Pony Hunt’s cosmic doo-wop rules.”

New Orleans based band, Pony Hunt is set to release their long awaited second album, VAR! on July 23rd 2021 via Wing and Wing. The album explores queerness, gender identity, and the struggle to be at home with one’s self. Pony Hunt’s hazy doo-wop sparkles with bits of soul, psych, and even an occasional string section.

New Music: Ta-ku collaborator matt mcwaters reveals his inner romantic with “Morning Dew”

Canadian crooner matt mcwaters appeared on the scene in late 2018, and quickly caught the ear of Ta-ku, which he then went on to form duo “Please Wait”.

matt returns in 2021 with a solo release in “Morning Dew”, which thematically addresses the pain of being alone and in a dark place, but having that one person who can pull you out of it.

Morning Dew was inspired largely by the sounds of 2000s R&B, listening to people like D’Angelo, Maxwell and Erykah Badu has always led me to write harmony in that style. It’s about recognising the sadness in loneliness and about cherishing the person you love.

Glass Petals Cultivate Crowd-Pleasing Tech House Single “All Night” on IN / ROTATION – Out Now

The club-focused duo from Canada, made up of hit-making producer Felix Cartal and partner-in-crime Johnny Jover, first appeared on the label last year with their shuffle-ready “Like This” collab alongside No Thanks. They’ve been kicking up dirt in the house music scene with a string of releases on Heldeep, Confession, Hexagon and more. Now, they are returning with “All Night,” which has been a secret ID in their sets for months on end, and was made purely for the climatic part of their performances.

Artist: Glass Petals
Title: All Night
Genre: Tech House

Video: SCOOBY JONES performs trippy lockdown live version of ‘How The Hell You Make A Man?’

This is a debut single that stops you in your tracks to find out who it is you are hearing. As you reach for Shazam on your phone or wait in hope that the DJ gives you some clue to help you locate this essential piece of audio candy you can hardly breathe or wait another moment.