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Dominican Latin Trap Pioneer Releases Self-Titled Intimate Documentary Messiah

Following his triumphant return with hit single “Millonario” featuring Nicky Jam and Ozuna, Harlem bred-Dominican born Latin trap pioneer Messiah, releases an intimate and vulnerable self-reflective documentary about his personal journey and artistic trajectory. The 14-minute-long biblical themed video piece takes us through the whirlwind of Messiah’s life from his upbringing in Dominican Republic and Harlem to his downfall and comeback as an artist. The short doc was premiered today exclusively with Complex.

OBSIDIOUS Shares the Making of the “Iconic” Music Video

OBSIDIOUS bassist Linus Klausenitzer comments: “The ‘Iconic’ music video reflects the different musical aspects and the intensity of the song perfectly. It was quite a challenge to shoot it with a singer that we still haven’t met because of corona restrictions. But in the end we were able to create a concept without making any unsatisfying compromises.”

boyband Releases Sophomore Project ‘never knows best’ via Dirty Hit

“please don’t waste my time” joins “birth by sleep” and “by myself,” – both previously released from never knows best – to form a trilogy tucked within boyband’s emotionally-charged project that magnifies how quickly dependency can send a blossoming relationship into a toxic and destructive spiral. “birth by sleep” and “by myself” create a captivating one-two punch of pop and punk, highlighting boyband’s dynamic ability to entangle the intricacies of hip hop, power-pop, and indie. Balancing a melancholy message – the struggle to overcome hopelessness borne from the fear of rejection – with mischievously catchy summer-pop songwriting, “birth by sleep” is juxtaposed by the frenzied and frantic atmosphere of second chapter, “by myself,” which parallels the apprehension, anxiety, and fear of being alone that the narrator experiences following an unexpected breakup. Meanwhile, “please don’t waste my time” makes it clear that hope is not lost.

Toronto Singer/Songwriter SHANNON DOOKS Eschews All “Doubts” in New Single

It’s the ‘straight from the cereal bag.’ It’s the steering wheel slam. It’s the glow-up, the girlfriends, and the goblet of red. Moment by moment, Oshawa-born, Toronto-based singer/songwriter Shannon Dooks delves deep into “Doubts” and those post-breakup blues with this, her new official video — available now!

DNA – Boss50 feat. Singapore Kane, M-Dot, Chilla Jones + more. [Video]

Shot in 35 different locations around Boston. Producer, DJ, Engineer DNA presents “Boss50” featuring some of the best established and upcoming lyricists from beantown including Singapore Kane, Dre Robinson, M-Dot, Chilla Jones, Diogenes, Cube Ref, Session, Rabid Raks and others. [35 in total.]


NYC-based indie dream pop trio ALMA have entered the stage, and their latest single “Mornight” is an instant showstopper. A realist twist on your classic top of the pops hit, “Mornight” takes the perspective of a bartender working the night shift in NYC. Showcasing the trio’s impressive production chops, “Mornight” is chock full of catchy melodic hooks, dreamy harmonies, and an overwhelming danceability. You can read more about the track and how the group came together in their latest exclusive interview with Mundane Magazine.

Brooklyn All-women Indie Dream Pop Trio ‘ALMA’ Drops New Single “Mornight”

Tate Kobang, Like Everybody, Wants to Rule The World in His New Video

Tate Kobang is known in Baltimore and beyond for his ability to nimbly navigate a beat. Doing justice to a karaoke classic with his auto-tuned bars, Tate Kobang stunts at a photoshoot in “Stop The World,” his latest video single. Sampling the 1985 masterpiece “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears For Fears–the track’s producers, FaxOnly and BNYX® of WorkingOnDying, keep much of its rhythmic trickery intact–”Stop The World” finds the Rostrum Records signee in a romantic mood, as he skates atop the shuffle beat and declares his love for his woman: “For you baby, I will stop the world.”

Artist: Ato-Mik – Track: Blow My Mind

Ato-Mik connects their heartfelt lyrics with Green Alderson’s instrumental he made for the bros. As soon as they heard it, Ato-Mik knew they had to do something special with it. They stepped outside of their regular hip-hop aura to tap into their pop/r&b side adding melodic singing elements throughout the hook and Atom’s verse while Mikey comes in the second verse with a fast paced rap flow. This is a love song tapping into both sides of love and heartbreak.

Watch The Visual to “OMW” by Asiahn

Asiahn (pronounced “Ahh-zee-yahn”) shares the visual for her latest single “OMW”, a track she released last month to praise from Nylon, them, Billboard, Uproxx, and more. Beginning with a 1998 home video of a young Asiahn performing on stage in Charlotte, NC, viewers are invited onto an introspective journey with the soulful singer as she cruises around Los Angeles with her niece in the passenger seat of a 1966 Volvo.

The Hot Takes Come Alive with Self-Titled Debut EP

Drawing on the sounds of anthemic 70s punk and neon-drenched 80s new wave, Oakland’s The Hot Takes have unleashed their electrifying brand of indie rock on the Bay Area and beyond with the release of their self-titled debut EP.

S.A.M. (Savage After Midnight) raises the bar with new track “So Low”

Nashville & Memphis, TN based rockers S.A.M (aka Savage After Midnight) are raising the bar with just released new track “So Low” as their biggest debut yet. The song has already been added to Spotify Rock Hard, New Metal Tracks, New Noise, New Blood and Loudwire Weekly Wire playlists; Apple Music Breaking Hard Rock and New In Rock; Amazon Music Breakthrough Rock & Fresh Rock; Pandora New Rock Now & New Rock Radio, LiveXLive New Rock Now & New Metal Now, and more.


Today Lil Yachty has shared his newest track “Love Music” via Quality Control / Motown. The laid-back single is his first release following his highly praised Michigan Boy Boat mixtape. On “Love Music” the ever-versatile rapper takes a turn from the rapid-fire, off kilter delivery of his latest body of work. The track yet again demonstrates a new side of Yachty backed by alt-pop production, showcasing his melodic prowess and story-telling abilities. The release is accompanied by a visualizer of the single’s artwork.


“”QUARTZ” is built on an aggressive rhythm. It’s one of my best flows. Charmaine and I let loose and this song bridges the gap between Toronto and Vancouver’s music scene. “ —Boslen

Skope Magazine x Ariel Bellvalaire – Avril Lavigne with a hint of Van Halen

Prior to the release of “Diamonds or Coal,” Ariel’s single “Elastic” took the world by storm with an absolutely iconic music video showcasing Bellvalaire doing over the top stunts while playing guitar. In addition to her music, Ariel is also an accomplished aerial acrobat and has performed with various shows in Las Vegas. The video has captured the attention of high profile publications such as Guitar World, Hollywood Life, and more.

The Reed Effect Release Their Video for “Fine Here” From Their Album ‘1973’