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DANA DENTATA RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM ‘PANTYCHRIST’ – STREAM IT NOW
The first female signee to Roadrunner Records, Pantychrist is the sound of a new beginning for Dana Dentata. Recorded over lockdown with an array of producers including Travis Barker, Dylan Brady, Arthur Rizk, NOLIFE, Yawns & Fish Narc, Italian Leather and others, Pantychrist represents the culmination of Dana Dentata’s spiritual and artistic breakthrough; her evolution from darkness into light. A collection of songs resulting from a period healing and positive manifestations, Pantychrist is the sound of her coming to life.
Today Grammy Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Dean (Beyoncé, Kanye West, Travis Scott, Madonna, and more) has released a 21-track visual album entitled ECHOPLEX (LIVE 2021) via Platoon, exclusively on Apple Music. The audio-only album is available across all other DSPs. The video was shot by Disrupter Productions, in front of a live audience over the course of two sold out nights at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. It is based off of his last two synthesizer albums, 4:22 and 4:20, with a feature from Rahim from Christine and the Queens.
Johnny Drille releases debut album ‘Before We Fall Asleep’
An extensive, 14-track release, Before We Fall Asleep sees Johnny tap into the sombre, romance-fueled acoustic sound that he has become synonymous with in recent years. The album kicks off with ‘More’, a rousing track that combines orchestral strings with empowering lyrics. Johnny’s latest single ‘Loving Is Harder’ is a heart-on-sleeve ballad that sees Johnny shine a light on a dysfunctional relationship amidst the most delicate of piano chords. The vibrant, lo-fi official video for ‘Loving Is Harder’ expertly captures this dysfunction in visual form.
NAVOS & HARLEE unveil music video for latest single ‘You & I’
Expertly capturing the vibe of the track, the official video for ‘You & I’ is a feel good modern love story set within the confines of a rave. With NAVOS’ energetic production style and HARLEE’s songwriting prowess at the forefront, ‘You & I’ has already hit the ground running with upwards of almost 2 million streams in a few short weeks and is ready to make the two UK artists permanent fixtures in the Singles Charts once more.
Friend Within remixes Kudu Blue’s latest single ‘December’
Accentuating the dancefloor credentials of the original, Friend Within delivers a pitched-up remix of ‘December’ that places a firmer emphasis on the euphoric bassline. Along with previous singles ‘Light On Me’ and ‘Fire’, the original of ‘December’ will appear on Kudu Blue’s upcoming EP KBVOL.4, due out 29th October. Additionally, the group recently joined forces with fellow Brightonian artist Kideko and US DJ and producer SNBRN on singles ‘Ready For My Love’ and ‘Echoes’ respectively.
INNER CODE Release New Single/Official Video ‘Bu(Io)’
Italian group Inner Code have released the first material from their forthcing album, Nuovi Incubi, due out worldwide via Sliptrick Records on September 21st. The track Bu(Io) comes in single and official video form and is available on all major digital platforms.
Video: ethemadassassin and Seven Da Pantha – Trying (off the new album “Carter N Newton: The Field Report”)
“Trying” is the second single off the collaborative project, “Carter N Newton: The Field Report,” from North Carolina underground hip hop titans, ethemadassassin and Seven Da Pantha and Polish producer Slidebeatz.
Today, New Orleans musician/rapper/producer Pell releases Floating While Dreaming II (FWD II), an expansive new 11-track album showcasing his deep range and collaborative spirit with features from PJ Morton, Big Gigantic, Dave B, and more. FWD II is a sonically elevated follow up to the rapper’s self-released debut, 2014’s Floating While Dreaming (Ludwig Göransson, Tomas Barfod) as he continues to showcase the energy of his hometown New Orleans influences.
Born in Stockholm, Janice’s childhood was surrounded by music, putting on shows in her living room every night and singing in the Tensta Gospel Choir (previous members include Seinabo Sey and Lykke Li). This community and safe haven allowed Janice to express herself creatively and begin a professional career in singing.
SIAMESE Release New Single “Numb” – New Album ‘Home’ Coming December 10th
“Numb” encompasses all of the elements that Siamese are renowned for; a soaring melodic chorus alongside thundering breakdowns, with a sprinkling of synths and electro-beats for good measure. Truly masters in their craft, they continue to create hit after hit, and are quickly becoming one of Denmark’s hottest new exports in the music scene.
JASON DERULO KEEPS THE LONG HOT SUMMER GOING WITH “ACAPULCO”
Multi-platinum global superstar Jason Derulo keeps the summer going with today’s premiere of the irresistibly buoyant new single, “Acapulco” available now via Future History/Atlantic Records. Directed by Derulo himself, the official video sees him stranded on a beach and lost in the magic of the jungle. “Acapulco” is already lighting up TikTok and dancefloors everywhere with an unforgettable dance break. Derulo recently introduced the track to his millions of worldwide fans by unveiling the official “Acapulco (Instrumental)” sound at his massively popular TikTok.
Today, Epic Records and Amazon Studios unveil the Cinderella Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album. Starring Camila Cabello in the title role, the film has also opened in select theaters and launched on Amazon Prime Video.
On the release, UPSAHL shared, “The day I wrote Lunatic, I was having such a shit day that I almost didn’t show up to the studio… I ended up going in pajamas, no makeup, angry as fuck at the world. I walked into the studio and started venting about the whole situation to Jonny and Will (co-writers), and I just kind of ended up going into the vocal booth and screaming into the mic. I feel like people are so scared of being the “crazy ex,” but sometimes you kind of just want to go fucking crazy. This song is owning that.”
Written by Jade and Leigh-Anne with solid gold hitmaker MNEK, alongside Lauren Aquilina and Sakima, “Love (Sweet Love)” is a soaring and elegant pop song about love and passion, featuring all the stunning vocal harmonies that are now standard from Little Mix.
Perrie says: “We’ve loved being back in the studio this year working on new songs for the upcoming album and can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve cooked up!”
Metallic hardcore outfit Foreign Pain unleash debut album, Death of Divinity
Los Angeles-based Foreign Pain have released their crushing debut album Death of Divinity on Good Fight Music. The album represents metalcore and hardcore at its very best – a sound that could only be described as “bludgeoning” while remaining sharp-edged and entirely pissed off. Atonal riffs coexist alongside a prevalent layer of industrial influenced soundscapes, fuzzed-out breakdowns, and anguished lyrics that dissect bleak themes of mental health and societal strife. Guest vocalists Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid), Marshall Lichtenwaldt (The Warriors), Dez Yusuf (Zulu, Crimewave 5150), and Nate Rebolledo (Xibalba) add a sense of hardcore community to the album, with features that oscillate between its metallic roots and melodic moments that might remind you of bands like Killing The Dream.
Following the acclaim of her 2020 album Confessional, Janet Devlin champions the unapologetic honesty that defines her in “Place Called Home,” reflecting on the inner battles that come with searching for a sense of belonging. The single is the first from her much-anticipated forthcoming EP It’s Not That Deep.
TWINSTOWN- Release Inviting Indie Banger: ‘Welcome To My World’
“Welcome To My World” is the hotly anticipated follow-up single to 2021’s warmly received “Dive In”, their debut on Whanga Records. Displaying a darker side to their heart-on-sleeve songwriting, the track delves into the kindred minds of TwinsTown’s leading lights: Donald and Stuart Mackay.