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The track finds the Detroit MC confident and full of swagger as he spits a silky flow about his wealth over memorable melodies and bumping bass. In the music video, Tay B drips with ice as he stacks cash and raps at various locations in a mansion — showing off his pool and multiple cars. While counting cash as models dance in the background, he proudly proclaims “I’m gonna be rich all my life.”
Simon Ohlsson (vocals and guitar) comments:
“Null & Void is a track we, unfortunately, had to leave out from ‘Odyssey’ due to the constraints of the LP format. When we had to select which tracks made it onto the album we all agreed that it’s one of our favorite songs from the album sessions. We liked it so much we decided to make it a stand-alone release to continue the lore of ‘Odyssey’. It continues with storytelling and the experimentation with dynamics. The ending of the song is one of our favorite moments where Per Wiberg really let loose with the organs. It’s going to be a real staple in our live-set for years to come.”
”Null & Void” is out now on all streaming platforms via The Sign Records.
OUT TODAY: The Late Ones Drop New Video for “Feeling Myself”
Conscious reggae/hip-hop hybrid band The Late Ones have dropped a new music video for their latest single “Feeling Myself,” from their upcoming debut studio album, The Fourth Quarter (October 8, via Easy Star Records). The video, directed by Kat Faith, captures the upbeat, feel-good summery jam, which the bands says “embodies empowerment and confidence given to us daily by a higher power.”
Kara Connolly Shares New Single “Roses” via American Songwriter | New Single Out Now on All DSPS
“How can you ‘stop and smell the roses’ if you don’t even notice them?,” Kara Connolly asks in her new single “Roses” — a breezy commentary on the passage of time, our success driven society, and the singer-songwriter’s desire for a return to innocence where she can finally slow down and be more present in her life. The single was premiered via American Songwriter.
Royalty Kult Release Video for The Postal Service Cover “This Place is a Prison”
Royalty Kult are excited to drop their new video for the The Postal Service’s “This Place is a Prison,” on September 10th and to announce their debut show, happening September 24 at The Whisky supporting Soulfly featuring Dino Cazares of Fear Factory. Matt Pinfield of MTV fame will be introducing the band, and Doc Coyle of Bad Wolves will join them on stage for a special performance of their track “Enjoying The End.”
‘ilyimy’ is the first single and title track from Sad China’s debut full-length album, which is set for release on October 22nd. A product of the COVID pandemic, ‘ilyimy’ explores the highs and lows of living in quarantine.
Jerry Cantrell shares new single and video ‘Brighten’
Consequence premiered the video and lauded the song and video, saying, “True to its title, ‘Brighten’ is an uplifting late-summer jam. Heavy chords blend with Cantrell’s sweetly sung melodies, accentuated by lush and organic production. The video sees Jerry and company joyously rocking out, showing off an impressive arsenal of electric guitars.”
In The A.M. Solidly Hits with Their New Single/Video – “Save Yourself”
Alternative Metal/Rock Band In The A.M., has released their New Single/Video “Save Yourself” (9/3) with TLG Entertainment/INgrooves. “Save Yourself” is the first of several singles to be released over the course of 2021 through spring of 2022, with the project culminating in an EP due out sometime next year. Every single building upon the other denoting the vision of excelling quality and purity of sound. “Save Yourself” unequivocally pronounces the direction In The A.M. is heading as from the start of the first chord the listeners will be captured.
Central songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist, Thea Juliette, reveals, “The record is a kaleidoscope; a re-interpretation of my subconscious. Each song examines disparate aspects of a relationship break down. A soul mate breakdown. It’s like I’m on a train and each stop is a different song, a different part of the story, and I’m looking out at myself but I can’t reach her. It’s an out of body experience. It is a culmination of many relationships in my life including the difficult relationship I have with myself. I was rootless and homeless for a period of time and this underpins everything too. I’m inspired by how loss changes us”
RAY BLK & STEFFLON DON TEAM UP FOR “OVER YOU”
Ahead of the release on October 1st of her eagerly awaited debut album “Access Denied,”
Ray Blk drops here new single “Over You.” The track features the one and only, fellow UK goddess, Stefflon Don and its accompanying video will launch on September 20th.
New York Thrashers PIROSAINT Release Long-Awaited Debut, “Know Thyself,” via Digmetalworld
New York thrashers PIROSAINT have released a new full-length album, Know Thyself, via Digmetalworld in North America.
“This work has taken a lot longer that we have expected but we are more than happy with what we have accomplished,” says drummer Ignacio Orellana. “This band has a long untold history because of its roots but we know that once we have an opportunity to show it live, we will deliver the metal goods. That’s what we are about.”
Palm Springs new wave band Alphanaut shares wistful new single ‘Young, Wild & Beautiful’
Eclectic and ever-changing, LA/Palm Springs music collective Alphanaut releases their new single, “Young, Wild And Beautiful,” today. This comes as the third single from upcoming album, “On Some Planets This Is Pop,” due out on October 15th. Channeling 80’s power-pop with airy synths and a relaxed soundscape, a breezy vocal delivery carries nostalgic melodies that set the tone for this chilled out ballad.
Rising singer-songwriter vaultboy has released the 2nd remix of his explosively viral debut single, “everything sucks,” featuring BRIT-nominated Popstar, GRACEY.
Alice Merton Shares “Hero” Single + Video and “Island” B-Side Via FLOOD
Today, Alice Merton returns with a two-track single entitled “Hero/Island,” in addition to a music video for Side-A, “Hero,” premiered via FLOOD and released via Mom + Pop Music.
TOM JACKSON Is Done With Excuses to Find The “Lost Souls” and The Truth in Stirring New Single
We know his name. He’s recognized in Canada as one of our greatest exports in acting. With performing. With philanthropy. And now, Tom Jackson demands we learn the truth on the haunting new track, “Lost Souls” — available now.
The Jakarta-bred house producer has quickly established himself as one of the hottest commodities in the dance music space. In his quick burst to global recognition, he’s teamed up with top-tier artists from the likes of Martin Garrix, AC Slater, Matroda, and has been commissioned to remix like-minded acts such as Tchami and Habstrakt. Before he officially blew up, Bleu Clair linked up with fellow Indonesian producer Jargen on a weird and wonky track titled “Laughing Matter.” After a few years, they are finally reconnecting to explore a new dimension of their respective sounds with a moody, late-night driver that revolves around a hypnotic vocal chant.
Artist: Bleu Clair & Jargen
Label: Insomniac Records
Release Date: Sept 10
For Skope: Protocol veterans Marc Benjamin & Timmo Hendriks team up on progressive gem “Hold Me Down” with VY.DA & Alessia Labate (out now)
Protocol veterans Marc Benjamin and Timmo Hendriks team up with Italian duo VY.DA for their new release “Hold Me Down.” Featuring fellow Italian singer/songwriter Alessia Labate, the track is a quintessential progressive/big-room masterpiece. “Hold Me Down” opens with Labate’s ethereal vocals and cinematic melodies that gradually swell into its uplifting, bouncy drop, which is guaranteed to make you want to teleport to your favorite festival’s main stage. Marc Benjamin previously collaborated with the likes of Laidback Luke, Benny Benassi, Fedde Le Grand, and Afrojack, while Hendriks has recently released “Something To Believe In” preceding “Hold Me Down.” VY.DA first appeared on Protocol in 2020 with “Waiting To Run,” in collaboration with Mosimann, and released earlier on HEXAGON, Revealed, STMPD RCRDS, Armada Music and Darklight Recordings. This is also not the first time when Marc and Timmo work together, as they already joined forces last year on their successful single “Be Alright.”
DC The Don Embraces His Rock Star Future in “WHAT NOW?”
He has a devoted fanbase and a successful debut album under his belt, but DC The Don is on a mission to achieve another level of success. Declaring his rock star dreams with his signature mixture of melodies and flows, DC The Don shares “WHAT NOW?”, a new video single. Produced by trap maestro Supah Mario, a frequent collaborator of DC’s, “WHAT NOW?” gets its power from a triumphant horn fanfare and the Milwaukee native’s engaging personality, as he flexes his prized possessions and stands up for his city. Over three hard-hitting verses, the 22-year-old artist compares himself to G.G. Allin and Mad Max as he pushes his vocals to the limit.
JASIAH AND TRAVIS BARKER JOIN FORCES FOR EXHILARATING “RIGHT NOW” VISUAL
Known for his groundbreaking fusion of sonic styles, from melodic R&B and emo rap to aggro rock and even opera, Jasiah made his name with self-produced tracks on SoundCloud before truly exploding onto the national consciousness with “Case 19 (Feat. 6Ix9ine),” which was joined by a companion video that proved an equivalent smash with total video views now totaling over 12 million.
Mario Judah Returns With a Vengeance on “Remember Your Name”
Blending elements of rap and rock into his own theatrical and dramatic style, Mario Judah was one of 2020’s most intriguing and fastest-rising breakthrough artists. Throwing himself into his craft and embracing his inner rock star, Mario Judah is returning to the scene with a vengeance, sharing “Remember Your Name,” his new single. Like most of his music, “Remember Your Name” is produced by Mario himself, with the Atlanta native layering distorted bass, oscillating synths, and disembodied voices into a haunting mix. The 21-year-old artist flexes his immense vocal talent, mixing metal, emo, and hip-hop phrasing as he vows to erase his enemies from existence.
Red Reign – New Single & Video “Yesterday”
Red Reign is back with a new, powerful and emotion-evoking single, “Yesterday”, dropping September 14, 2021. The unique and compelling Richmond, VA. quartet is known for creating music that is hard-driving, but melodic and has a way of always staying with you.
Red Reign is Carlton “Bubba” McMichael (vocals/guitar), Sammy Lee (drums), Larry Moore (bass) and Stevie Shred (guitar). They all teamed up in the Summer of 2013, joining forces to break out of the local music scene and jump onto the national stage.
Avant electro-hyper-pop act Teddi Gold shares her rambunctious new single “Pineapple Piñata”—a feel-good tune littered with the rising talent’s introspective lyricism and whimsical social commentary, alongside her signature fizzy production. It’s about liberation—channeling your energy and shaking out all the negativity from your body, ultimately letting go of all the things that hold you back from embracing your authentic self. For the song, Teddi purchased a bunch of piñatas from Party City and subsequently smashed them with her friends. Recorded on her iPhone, the raw sonics perk up an off-kilter soundscape that’s punctuated by the chatter of a dusty dial-up modem. Lifted from her forthcoming EP, “Pineapple Piñata” also arrives with the announcement of Vol. 2 due out October 7th.
Memphis and Milwaukee collide on Zach Pietrini and McKenna Bray’s collaborative EP, Modern Love, out today. The singer-songwriters initially joined forces for a joint tour in March 2020 and began co-writing together when the tour was canceled, resulting in a collection that combines Pietrini’s Midwest-influenced indie-Americana songwriting with Bray’s Southern-infused vocals on five songs that each offer a different spin on the joys and pains of love.
Desolate Baroque Pop Ghost Story // New Visuals
Gal Musette has recently collaborated with the likes of Rufus Wainwright and has toured with The Magnetic Fields, Donavon Frankenreiter, among others. “Julia” is off of her forthcoming full-length Backwards Lullaby. She has received acclaim from the likes of Earmilk, Cool Hunting, Atwood Magazine, and Buzzbands among others.
Introducing the debut release for Italian ambient artist and composer Andrea Bacci on Heart Dance Records.
A journey to inner calm, to a dimension inaccessible to the anxieties and fears which attack our minds daily; a path of complete relaxation where, one by one, fresh drops of positive energy rain like dew in a dynamic reawakening guided by nature.
NEW MUSIC: ERIC TUCKER – KIND OF WAY PROD. BY MIKE FREE (AUDIO x VIDEO x DJ PACK)
In June 2021, IGNEA signed a deal with Napalm Records and started working on the third album that is planned for 2022.
Before bringing the new full-length record to the world, the band treats its fans with the split EP BESTIA recorded together with their friends ERSEDU.
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa burst onto the scene with mainstream success with the release of his first major label debut album, ROLLING PAPERS in 2011. ROLLING PAPERS spawned the hugely successful hits “Black and Yellow,” “Roll Up,” and “No Sleep” and gave Wiz the platform to win the award for “Best New Artist” at the 2011 BET Awards and “Top New Artist” at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.
The Best in Reggae is Reggae Gold 2021!
On September 17th, 2021, VP Records releases its celebrated compilation Reggae Gold. Reggae Gold is an annual collection of the best releases from the genre over the past year.
Celebrating the energy of the summer, the compilation features the smash summer anthem “Go Down Deh” by Spice featuring Shaggy and Sean Paul, Tarrus Riley with his rendition of “Heartbreak Anniversary,” the massive R&B streaming hit as well as “Nice Up The Dance” by Kabaka Pyramid.
Exclusive to this year’s collection is “Welcome to Jamaica” by Reggae star Jah Cure. The sweet ode to the nation that has given Reggae to the world is an enticement that will encourage visitors to visit and catch some sun and enjoy the country’s vibes. About his song Jah Cure says “there is nowhere else in the world like Jamaica – everyone needs to visit. They will receive a warm welcome.”
Canadian extreme metal band ILLYRIAN have premiered their latest single, “Age of Fire” exclusively on Metal Underground. The track is taken from their upcoming EP Aegis due out on October 15th 2021.
SIREN’S RAIN stream new single “Rise Forth”
The epic folk metal outfit have unsheathed their new single, “Rise Forth”, which is streaming now exclusively via V13. The song is the title track from the new album landing on the 8th October 2021.
JOSEPH IZAYEA announces new album Harder Truths
Harder Truths is the epic debut solo release from JOSEPH IZAYEA featuring some heavyweights of the metal world including the legendary Doc Coyle from BAD WOLVES & GOD FORBID, Kris Norris, formerly of DARKEST HOUR, Buz McGrath of UNEARTH, Chris Daniele, formerly of The ACACIA STRAIN, Tim MacMillar of PROTEST THE HERO, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD’s Justin Longshore, as well as Josh Gilbert of AS I LAY DYING / WOVENWAR.
Artist: SummersEnd – Album: Summer Kisses
SummersEnd is the newest splash of color in the ever growing ever expanding LA scene, with musical influences from BlackBear, Trevor Daniel, and Jaden Smith. Making SummersEnd the perfect mix of mainstream and indie.
South Florida’s Mr. Beleaf Drops Self Titled Album FT. Onyx, Rockness Monsta, Wrekonize, & More
South Florida Hip Hop artist Mr. Beleaf aka Beleaf 38 is the founding member of the Wvtch Wxlvez movement and is focused predominantly in the art of storytelling and lyricism. Born in New Jersey, he relocated to Miami at a young age and established his skill set attending battles and recording records throughout the state. Since then he has collaborated with legendary emcees and notable producers in the rap game.