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DUDE TRIPS Sign To Venn Records + Return With Fourth EP

Rising Scottish emo band DUDE TRIPS are delighted to announce that they have signed to Gallows’ label Venn Records for the release of their fourth EP, You Are The Reason I Hate Leaving, on 6th August 2021.

Jonas Blue & Léon unveil ‘Hear Me Say’

In what is set to be an exciting 12 months, Jonas continues to bring fans on a new journey with him – inspiring and spreading global positivity – and ‘Hear Me Say’ is no exception to the rule. Laden with stirring melodies throughout, LÉON brings her emotionally-charged vocal A-game to a record that is a pure summer anthem, and with lockdown lifting, a drop that is ready and waiting to be pumped from speakers across the world.

Blxst & Bino Rideaux release new single ‘Movie’

Rising LA hip-hop artists Blxst and Bino Rideaux join forces on the release of their new single, “Movie.” Out now via Red Bull Records, “Movie” is the first single off the South Central artists’ highly anticipated release of Sixtape 2, the sequel to their 2019 collaborative mixtape.


Looking for the next superstar DJ? If so, Welshy is definitely a contender. The young Irishman’s debut single ‘Haiti’ made a compelling case for his rising status, achieving over 8 million streams; commandeering the airwaves with playlists at Radio 1, Kiss FM, Kiss Dance and Capital Dance; and hitting countless key dance playlists at Spotify and Apple Music. His engaging personality also prospered at TikTok, where he tripled his following and amassed 1.6 million likes.

Tom Rosenthal announces new album ‘Denis Was A Bird’

Denis Was A Bird is a hugely moving record written by Tom as a reflection on the recent death of his father. The emotive album captures the weight of sadness and mourning, yet also celebrates moments of clarity with fond contemplation on happiness and the joys of life that make existence beautiful.

Rising Finnish alt-pop band Pastel Stereo Shares New Single & Video ‘The Joker’

The new cut follows on the band’s debut single ‘Disappear’ which has seen support from the likes of NBHAP and Bands of Tomorrow, among others. Since the release of ‘Disappear’ in early April, Pastel Stereo has developed a strong following across social media. Joining Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter only recently they have made their phone number available to fans; “People can text us and we have many WhatsApp groups.

Jauz & Frank Zummo reveal new single ‘Sick’

“Sick” is a high-octane collision of punk and lightning fast drum n bass featuring a powerful vocal performance from (We Are) PIGS, a unique musical project founded by Esjay Jones. The South African artist has worked alongside hard rock behemoths such as Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, KORN’s own Brain “Head” Welch and Morgan Lander of KITTIE. Now, she unleashes a storm of rebellious lyrics over Jauz and Zummo’s breakneck beats in this limitless crossover that pushes new boundaries in dance music.

Out Now: Barbados based Alt-R&B artist Lagoon Wavey shares debut EP ‘The Shore’ & new single ‘VII’

Today, May 28th, Barbados based Alt-R&B artist Lagoon Wavey shares his debut EP ‘The Shore’, via UK label Tenwest.

Lagoon Wavey effortlessly blends mellow electronica with stunning vocals that have seen him supported by the likes of COLORS, Jamz Supernova, Notion, CLASH, DUMMY & more.

LEISURE return with carefree new single ‘Take You Higher’

‘Take Me Higher’ combines gentle guitar licks, hushed vocals and lush melodies – tapping into the mellow, irresistibly smooth sound that LEISURE have become synonymous with in recent years. The group’s new single is the first track to come from their forthcoming SIDE B EP, a much-anticipated follow-up to last year’s EP, SIDE A.

Acid Coco return with “Hoy Como Siempre”, a sugar-rush of electro-Caribbean rhythms

Colombian duo Acid Coco show the need to be strong in love amidst a sugar-rush of electro-Caribbean rhythms

Hot on the heels of their breakthrough debut, Mucho Gusto, Acid Coco are back with a new single, “Hoy Como Siempre”, continuing and evolving their signature electro-punk-cumbia sound.

ARTISTS UNITED COLLECTIVE – Mega-group release “All Together Now” – Fundraising Single for Music Venue Trust

It was always music or football for street kids aiming high and now, as the fabric of music in the UK remains under threat, new mega-group, ARTISTS UNITED COLLECTIVE, featuring artists such as Zuzu, Trampolene and The Crooks stamp their collective feet with a collaborative, fundraising cover of The Farm’s 1991 hit, All Together Now. Released on Fri 28 May, just a fortnight before Turkey and Italy kick off the delayed Euro 2021 competition in Rome, artists and organisers hope the emotive cover finds the passion of the terraces and raises vital funds for the UK’s suffering live venue community.

Ben Rainey drops piano-driven remix of NAVOS’ smash ‘Believe Me’

Hull-born DJ and producer Ben Rainey is the latest artist to remix Liverpool breakout talent NAVOS’ viral smash ‘Believe Me’

Punctuated by scintillating piano chords and the most infectious of breakdowns, Ben Rainey delivers a sunkissed remix of ‘Believe Me’ that’s destined to soundtrack countless post-lockdown summer parties. It follows on from Krystal Klear’s similarly club-ready rework.

Brilliant Coldness – Release First Single “The Crown Of Darkness”

Ukraine’s Techincal Death Metal masters Brilliant Coldness unveil first single ‘The Crown Of Darkness’ from long-awaited third full-length album “The Ultimate Dream. Plan B: Disposal Of Humanity”!

Norwegian Pop Singer/Songwriter INA WROLDSEN Releases Sparkling ‘Matters of the Mind’ EP

Critically-acclaimed and award-winning artist and songwriter Ina Wroldsen is a straight-talking, uncensored, funny, honest and fiercely independent role model. Her notable success is cemented not just in her distinctive voice, commanding presence or musicality, but in how her open-hearted, raw and honest lyrics connect with the listener. Her ability to see people, turning the small and intimate into something universal, or that which seems overwhelming and remote into something personal and comprehensible, makes for sensational lyrics that give unexpected depth to catchy dance tracks and create powerful anthems of strength for times of hardship and heartbreak.

New > Nigerian Artist Ria Sean Shares ‘Lemonade’ > Aristokrat Records > Out Today, listen here

Today, Nigerian singer-songwriter Ria Sean shares her new summer-ready single ‘Lemonade’, released via Aristokrat Records and Universal Music France. A sensual blend of afro-pop, R&B and lo-fi undertones, ‘Lemonade’ is Ria Sean’s first single with the Nigerian entertainment company that discovered and developed Burna Boy, and the first of more to come this year.


Opening with Spanish guitar, ‘One You Need’ quickly blossoms into a radiant cocktail of summer sun melodies, infectious island vibes and Latin American percussion. JAEL’s topline only swells that uplifting atmosphere, her voice brimming with sweet soul, while Vadi’s reggaeton rap further fuels the fiery atmosphere.


Leading on from their epic collaboration, ‘All The Lies’, that eclipsed over 100 million Spotify streams and Top 10 airplay across the globe, ALOK and The Vamps reunite once again with family duo BLOODLINE for the stirring, emotive ‘Another You’.

Celebrate Africa With Angelique Kidjo and Mr Eazi

She’s just released a track that celebrates Africa’s beautifully unique character. The track features Nigerian singer Mr Eazi, and afro-pop artist, Salif Keita. It’s in anticipation of her upcoming album that celebrates new African artists (as promised at the Grammys!)

Prudence (Billie Eilish, Justice, The Dø) | new video & debut album out now

French-Finnish Merilahti enjoyed nearly a decade of success as half of The Dø, who Billie Eilish recently cited as a key influence on her Apple podcast ‘Me & My Dad Radio’. The band made French chart history with their 2008 debut Mouthful, which became the first anglophone album to go #1. The band bowed out in 2015 Shake Shook Shaken, which won them the Victoires de la Musique gong for Best Rock Album, alongside a nomination for the IMPALA album of the year.

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Release New Single “Believe In Something (You Are Lost)”

A Pale Horse Named Death, the doom metal band led by founding Type O Negative and Life of Agony member Sal Abruscato, have released their new single “Believe In Something (You Are Lost)”. The new track is the first offering from the band’s upcoming studio album ‘Infernum In Terra’, out September 24th, 2021 via Long Branch Records/SPV.

Out Now: Reggae-veteran Mr Williamz releases new album ‘Soundkilla Mindset’

‘SoundKilla Mindset’ is a Reggae & Dancehall opus which takes Mr. Williamz back to his roots as a sound system native and draws on inspiration from the OG Nicodemus. A respected statesman of the Portobello dancehall-soaked streets, Mr. Williamz uses modernity combined with elements of styles from the Reggae greats to create a record only someone as proficient and knowledgeable in the scene as he could.

Bellaire drops soulful EP ‘Date At The Disco’

French DJ and producer Bellaire has unveiled his new EP ‘Date At The Disco’, out Friday 28th May.

An eight-track release, ‘Date At The Disco’ opens with 2020 singles ‘Daytime’, a slick blend of house, disco and soul flavours, and ‘My Love’, a sunkissed, funk-laden house jam – two records that set the tone for the rest of the EP.

24wavey drops cold new single ‘Droptop’

British-Nepalese rapper 24wavey has unveiled his new single ‘Droptop’, out 28th May on WEAREBLK.

His first single release of the new year, ‘Droptop’ sees 24wavey drop cold, autotune vocals and lucid lyrics over an elegant, piano-led trap production.

BRAND NEW: Mutant Forest – Skope Magazine

The incredible infectious Mutant Forest have released their new official music video for their single ‘Bound’. The video explores pure sensual emotion, broody production and lyrical essence that thrive on an exploration of attraction and hidden personalities.

Marshmello and Carnage share nostalgic rave track ‘Back In Time’

Today, genre-blurring global superstar Marshmello teams with dancefloor destroyer Carnage on the nostalgic rave anthem “Back In Time”. After a year of quietude and isolation, this new single is a well-timed return to the club—an ecstatic ode to long nights and good times.


Larry June has a new album on the way, Orange Print available June 11 via Empire and today he’s released the next track from it. “YOU GOTTA”, the Cardo-assisted single is a smooth, motivational track about persevering, dodging naysayers, and staying focused on your goals in a way only June, the rap game Tony Robbins, could describe. The music video features the Bay Area rapper, a known automobile connoisseur, surrounded by his favorite cars. June shared the first track from the Orange Print earlier this month for “Wait On Me” which received press praise from Billboard, Earmilk, Hypebeast, Uproxx, Complex, and more. Stay tuned for full album details next week.