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Today, Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley announces his latest tour named after his critically-acclaimed Built For Whatever album released earlier this year. Opening for Tee on the tour will be Florida rapper and Sniper Gang signee Jackboy, who has become a frequent collaborator with Tee appearing twice on his album Living in History on both “Married to My Enemies” and “Notice Me”. The two will begin the tour in Seattle, WA on October 5th and wrap up in Norfolk, VA on November 18th. Pre-sale tickets for Spotify fans begins on Wednesday, August 11th and regular ticket sales will begin Thursday, August 12th —
TEN of NCT, WayV, and SuperM Releases “Paint Me Naked”
The free-spirited, pop-rock track is TEN’s latest release for SM “STATION” — a series of digital single releases from SM Entertainment. It follows his previous solo tracks, “Dream In A Dream” and “New Heroes,” which he performed live on SuperM’s 2019-2020 world tour. Billboard wrote that both “showed off [TEN’s] fluid movements and rousing vocals, and were obvious crowd favorites.”
La Bonte shares new single feat. Brooke Dickson of The Regrettes
Today La Bonte shares his third single / video, “Francis Right” which features vocals from Brooke Dickson of The Regrettes. The song will appear on his debut LP, Don’t Let This Define Me, out on the Anxiety Blanket label on Aug. 27.
Chino Cappin Shares Silky Smooth Ladders Project, Frolics in “Still Loading” Video
Chino Cappin is a special talent, equally able to deliver silky smooth vocals as he is able to rattle off triplet flows. Looking to take the next step in his ascension to the top of the rap game, Chino shares Ladders, his brand new project. The 20-year-old artist’s showcase the bravado of a man confident in his abilities, like on the recent single, “Hot Sh*t” ft. Metro Marrs, but also demonstrates the maturity necessary to describe complex relationship scenarios with relatable lyrics.
KOE WETZEL RELEASES VULNERABLE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “DRUNK DRIVING”
Since its release, “Drunk Driving” has already accumulated over 27M streams, averaging an impressive 150K+ daily. Additionally, the fan favorite track has over 25K TikTok videos created using the sound.
Texan black metal battalion NECROFIER will be kicking off their Texas tour dates tomorrow, August 11 in San Antonio! The band will be supporting GOATWHORE and the five date trek will conclude on the 15th in the band’s hometown of Houston.
Liquicity’s Maduk Drops Next ‘Transformations’ Single
The next single from Maduk’s sophomore album ‘Transformations’ forthcoming on Liquicity reidentifies listeners with the sounds which have enabled the producer to become the most streamed drum & bass artist in the Netherlands. Having started his career on the platform, he returns under the Liquicity banner alongside the uplifting strings of record ‘Stay Like This’.
Rocker MELTED FRO is “Lost At Home” in Gritty, Jet-Fuelled New Single
Canadian rock band Melted Fro is wasting no time filling ears with the unique sound of this, their jet-fueled new single, “Lost At Home” — available now!
This filthy blues song takes on the tumultuous relationship we can have internally with ourselves; the idea is to introduce an objective perspective on being an introvert without sacrificing the energy in the music.
“We all have our demons. Everyone is dealing and struggling with one thing or another. Eating Me Alive is a dialogue between a person and the devil on their shoulder. For me, the song represents how social media makes me feel. It can be hurtful, and negative, a let down and a big discouragement but I continue to give into it. Our generation has become a generation of addicts . Addicted to technology and the high from it. We crave attention in new ways that previous generations haven’t. But we aren’t only addicted to technology and social media and attention. We struggle with alcoholism, getting high, adrenaline, living up to beauty standards, fitting in. I think it all causes that thought ‘I hate myself’. We just need to remember that we ARE loved, we ARE wanted, we ARE worth and you are NEVER in this alone”says Massie.
CEREBELLION Releases New Single and Music Video “Until I Can Breathe”
Orange County, CA metal act Cerebellion has released a new single and stunning cinematic music video for “Until I Can Breathe” in reaction to Covid-19 and sociopolitical worries that left so many with overwhelming stress and anxiety about the future. Vocalist Joe Arnold states “a lot of us were drowning from financial worries, relationship strains, media overwhelm, social separation, and divisiveness as a result of the pandemic. Despite those feelings, this song reminds us to keep swimming up and eventually you will get a breath.” Bassist Marc Battung adds, “we kept our heads above water by continuing to focus on our passion of writing and producing new music. That’s our therapy. We had to learn how to do it remotely but, in many ways, it opened up new possibilities for us.”
Video: Kosha Dillz x Jenya – Yabba Dabba Doo
Kosha Dillz x Jenya team up with all their friends to make an NYC comeback for the summer of 2021. The laid-back hip hop meets indie-pop vibe is that car ride song you need in a city where it is impossible to drive. Of course, he takes shots at the “LA Rental Rap star” and rapping outside the Grammys on the street because alas, he didn’t get one…yet. But whether you are in LA traffic or in NY on the L Train, you can really bump this anywhere.
David Starfire Teams up with Dub FX to Raise Funds for Cannabis Reform + Music Video Premiere Opp
Reimagining the original, Starfire’s remix stays true to the vibe while also adding elements of dub with trap and dubstep, live sitar, and an accent of world music. To support the re-release of the remix, Starfire and Dub FX are releasing a short music video that perfectly supports the song’s theme. The “Fire Every Day” Remix music video intercuts shots of Dub FX with kaleidoscopic imagery, and highly impressive fire spinning. The music video highlights some of the best parts of festival culture while reminding viewers of the power of “fire” and that when we all unite, we can truly make a difference.
“All Nations” #EveryChildMatters
I recorded this song with my collaborators, Carsen Gray and Joey Stylez, along with our children, who feature in the official video, as a reminder that we each have a responsibility to ensure that we are working together to leave a better world for our future generations.
Italian singer MARIANGELA DEMURTAS (Vocalist of TRISTANIA and ARDOURS) has released the song “I Should Have Known Better” exclusively to her followers on Patreon. The song was written by Danny Cavanagh of ANATHEMA.
MARIANGELA commented “I have been posting original songs on my Patreon for one year already and it is so exciting to see the reaction of my patrons. . For the month of August I chose to release this beautiful song that Danny Cavanagh (ANATHEMA s founder) wrote for me years ago when we went for a songwriting session in Algarve Portugal,, together with Daniel Cardoso, the actual producer of my new upcoming songs.”
FIXED: Skope video submission: YOUWIN, “Deckard”. Marsten House artist repping Philly
Philadelphia rapper YOUWIN presents the Spacekidvisuals-directed music video for “Deckard”, the Joshua De Mets and Nick Gmerek-produced new single from Eden, YOUWIN’s forthcoming album set to feature an appearance from Unotheactivist.
Josienne Clarke shares new single ‘The Collector’
“You’re the collector / You’ll keep me forever / A small unknowable thing / With you as preceptor,” Josienne Clarke sings on new single ‘The Collector’, a song inspired by writer John Fowles’ novel of the same name. For her new album A Small Unknowable Thing, due out this Friday, Clarke is flying solo. No label, no musical partner, no producer. For the first time since her early beginnings, Clarke is in complete control of her songwriting, arranging, producing, release schedule and musical direction.
Just Because You Said You’re Sorry Doesn’t Mean You Are (rel 11.08.21 via Goldun Egg) is the first single taken from Lauren Dejey debut EP “Kali Ma”, due for release on 27.10.2021. It’s an Alt-Pop anthem against negative energy. Lauren Dejey returns with her signature sound – minimal instrumentation blended with self-confidence and sharp lyricism.
LISTEN/WATCH – ALT-POP DUO NOX HOLLOWAY SHARES ‘THE REDS’ FROM THEIR DEBUT EP, ‘IF ONLY THE WORLD DIDN’T SPIN SO MUCH’ DUE SEPTEMBER 24
Nox Holloway’s brand new single ‘The Reds’ once again brings that addictive alt-pop feel combined with more moody and dark production undertones, that is layered with vibrant guitar riffs that pair perfectly with gritty vocals. The track is a whole new vibe and style direction for the duo who recently revealed themselves to the fans.
Levitation Orchestra share new single “Many In Body, One In Mind” | New album “Illusions & Realities” out 29th Oct via Gearbox Records
Today, London’s foremost powerhouse collective, Levitation Orchestra, share a new single titled “Many In Body, One In Mind”. The new song follows their signing to London tastemaker label and analogue specialists, Gearbox Records (Binker & Moses, Theon Cross, Abdullah Ibrahim, Graham Costello etc.), and comes ahead taken of their highly anticipated sophomore album “Illusions & Realities” – out 29th October 2021.
CONOR ALBERT signs to Ninja Tune, releases new single “Keep Your Faith”
Conor Albert today releases his new single “Keep Your Faith”, the second track from upcoming project ‘Collage 2’, and announces his signing to Ninja Tune (North America) and Young Poet (ROW).
Polo release video for new single ‘HOLOGRAM’
‘HOLOGRAM’ is a dark pulsating R&B-tinged pop track about letting go for the greater good. Singer Kat McHugh’s vocals weave between lush, hushed tones and a mellow but biting rap flow brought together with a soaring chorus. The brittle piano and throbbing bass from Luke Lount matched to warped guitar and down-tempo drum beats from Daniel Edgell all result in a track that wouldn’t be out of place on a Drake record, yet captures the punchy energy of 070 Shake paired with the moody air of Billie Eilish.
NICOLAS’s new single ‘HIGH SPEED’ is destined for dancefloors worldwide
Effortlessly capturing a club soundscape in the new tune, ‘HIGH SPEED’ is an instantly transportive and ethereal delight that’s destined for dancefloors worldwide.
‘HIGH SPEED’ is an interrogation on our society and the impact we have on our ever-changing world. Did we push too far? Is It already too late to stop and turn around? Sometimes I feel like the fast-paced digital universe we live in is too complex for us to understand, for us to stay in control if we’ve ever really been in control before.