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New England’s Jay Gudda battles the universe with his latest single, Karma. This co-produced track with him and Ammo is a dark delivery aimed to strike back. “Karma… That’s my bitch right now. You can have her back later”, says Jay. Check it out now on your preferred digital streaming provider.
With endless Afro-latin percussion & drums patterns woven throughout ten tracks of tropical dance floor heaters, Italian multi-instrumentalist and master percussionist, Worldwide FM presenter and director of the Yoruba Soul Orchestra, Gabriele Poso is to release his seventh LP, Tamburo Infinito, via New York record label Wonderwheel Recordings.
poutyface, the 20-year old singer/songwriter with over 115,000 TikTok followers, whose amazing track record of viral sounds on the app is one of this year’s hottest music surprises, once again surpasses herself with the brand new “God Complex” (Mojo), which has accumulated nearly 11,000 organic creates even before the song’s official release today via Island Records. As the excitement for “God Complex (Mojo)” spread on TikTok, the track received 12,000 pre-saves, outdoing “Never Fuckin Know” poutyface’s previous popular TikTok track, which jumped to over 1 million plays and 500,000 likes in just 72 hours, before capping at 10,000 pre-saves. poutyface increased her TikTok followers by 40K within the last month (95% more growth within the last month than usual.) With “Hey Neighbor!,” “Never Fuckin Know,” “Bored!,” and now “God Complex (Mojo),” poutyface is consistently delivering the graphic detail that her loyal fanbase has come to appreciate ever since her self-released “Deathwish” of last year, when she began to garner critical acclaim and millions of streams.
Lily Rose, the groundbreaking singer/songwriter who has spent the last ten months introducing herself to her fans through critically-acclaimed releases, drops her highly anticipated new project STRONGER THAN I AM (Big Loud Records / Back Blocks Music and Republic Records) available everywhere today. The seven-song collection includes two brand new songs and is released alongside a brand-new music video for title-track “Stronger Than I Am.”
NEW RULES ANNOUNCE SIGNING TO ELEKTRA RECORDS
UK/Irish trio New Rules have announced their signing to Elektra Records. The news is heralded by the release of single “Really Wanna Dance With You,” which is available now on all streaming platforms. On the track, breezy acoustic guitars and the group’s signature three-part harmonies underline a recollection of mustering enough courage to break the ice with an attractive stranger at the other end of the bar. “Really Wanna Dance With You” arrives alongside an official music video, which is streaming now on New Rules’ official YouTube channel.
The back to back tracks span genres and themes, leading with drum & bass and techno and taking in dark influences along the way. Pulling in a unique club energy, the arrangements feel like they would be just as much at home in a darkened room full of people as much as they would be with a solo listener lost in their headphones.
Ea$y Money Teams Up With Melks With New Video “Talk To Me Nice” FT Rasheed Chappell & Fabeyon And Album “The Dream Is Free”
Massachusetts most consistent rapper Ea$y Money returns with another bar for bar video Talk To Me Nice FT. Rasheed Chappell & Fabeyon shot by Marble Ave Films and edited by Asad Studio. The visuals are included on his latest The Dream Is Free album produced entirely by Lawrence MA’s Melks featuring Termanology, Rasheed Chappell, Wais P, Chilla Jones, Phinelia, Fabeyon, and more. The project is conceptual and is based all around money. “We touched on everything from the actual hustle, financial literacy, blowing money, saving it, and even incorporated my children on a record. This is Melks first fully produced LP and he really knocked these beats out the park. And you know what I do with the bars so there’s that” says Ea$y.
The song couples a throwback melody with dreamy production as her voice soars and swoons on the hook. It illuminates her traffic-stopping range front-and-center and reflects the aura countless fans have fallen head over heels for.
Teasing out the track, she said the following: “‘I Just Wanna Know’ is about that point in a relationship when desire & love are in perfect harmony. When you’re in that honeymoon haze, you look at everything through the lens of love. Even the harmonies and vintage instrumentation in the music feel like a dreamy escape from reality. Visually, I’m fusing my passion for comedy and music into a series of one-woman sketches that tackle love, loss, and mental health that will ultimately lead up to the music video!”
After leading her band, The Hawthorne Roots, for six years, singer-songwriter Madeline Hawthorne is ready to reintroduce herself—on her own terms and in her own words. Today, she officially makes her mark as a solo artist with Boots, an honest, introspective, 10-track collection that seamlessly blends roots, country and soul.
Detroit Vibe Rap meets Fire R&B // New Single
Keyan’7e is already unique in his own right. The moniker of Chicago born keyan’te, his melodic flows and catchy bars encompass only part of his musical craft; he also produces, mixes and masters his own beats. It’s been a hell of a couple years for keyan’7e but this is just the beginning. Raised by his mother and father who influenced his musical taste at a young age, he would soak up the sounds of his mom’s love of neo-soul and R&B, such as Missy Elliott, or Tupac. keyan’te shares, “While in the car with my pops we mostly listened to OutKast, the Dungeon Family and Goodie Mob.” keyan’te found his passion for making and writing music at high school. “I would ride my bike to Walgreens and go get that 15 dollar karaoke mic and plug that joint into my computer and rap over my own beats,” he reminisces.
Boston heavy rockers MAMMOTHOR drop a brand new single “TAKE THE WORLD” fresh off
their latest full-length album, The Silence of Ecstasy… The Agony of Dreams, available now in CD format through retailer Bull Moose and later, on all major streaming platforms.
Mammothor spent most of last year recording and writing new material, entering The Halo Studio in Windham, ME to record with Kevin Billingslea (Lamb of God) and Chillhouse Studios in Charlestown, MA with Will Holland (Fall Out Boy). The new material has been mixed and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall), at Planet Z in Hadley, MA.
Oliver Keane shares epic guitar tune ‘Fall Down’
‘Fall Down’ is a guitar slicked anthem touching on matters of the heart. The indie-rock offering is a powerful next move that hints at a heavier side to Oliver’s sound. Sharing a little more, Oliver explains; “Fall Down is my homage to all the indie influences on my music, taking my spin on the classic bitter sweet, indie romance song.”
Of the single, Vacances shares, “’Love Collapse’ was an idea that I had floating around musically for the past 4 years. I had a crazy case a writer’s block after releasing my last EP and had moved to Mexico City to explore writing at a studio called Toy Factory. It was an incredible experience and I eventually came back to the states and tried a few different versions of it. It ended up getting to where it is today when I connected with William and Carl. This song is a testament to pushing through no matter what the challenge.”
MISS LAVA: Lisbon Rock Unit Unveils The DeLores Session
Earlier this year, Lisbon-based rock unit MISS LAVA took part in the Rock Against PTSD livestream event, a three-day virtual festival launched by the Psychedelic Film And Music Festival in an effort to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder. The resulting DeLores Session, released today as a FREE download via Small Stone, captures the band’s thunderous full performance.
CHASE B RELEASES NEW SINGLE “365” FEATURING BABYFACE RAY, ZONA MAN, AND GT OUT NOW
“365” featuring Babyface Ray, Zona Man, and GT follows up CHASE B’s 2020 releases “For Me” featuring OMB Bloodbath and KenTheMan and “Cafeteria” featuring Don Toliver and Gunna.
HANSON release new single/video; album out Nov. 5
HANSON release “One,” the sixth and penultimate single from Against The World, their new project being rolled out throughout 2021 over seven months, one single at a time. Available today on all digital platforms, a companion video can also be seen now via the band’s YouTube page.
Lilac Kings Releases “Fever Dream” & Announce New EP ‘I’m Only Dreaming’
Today, Oklahoma’s indie rock quartet Lilac Kings has released their brand new single, “Fever Dream,” alongside a music video that premiered with Ghost Killer Entertainment. When talking about the inspiration behind the track, vocalist Dylan McBride stated, “Fever Dream is about fear and uncertainty and ultimately overcoming those fears. From a rational or irrational standpoint. The music itself is meant to shift and flow on a somewhat dismal plane to emulate what it would feel like to traverse a natural dreamscape. And the outro is the hectic chaos one might experience in a dream as the body tries to wake. Fever Dream is probably our favorite song from the new record because it feels so vibey and so natural. This song really drove the record and the themes behind it, as well as the art direction overall.”
OK MAYDAY Drops World Inspiring New Single “COLORFUL”
The collaborative effort between Ok Mayday, J Warner, Clare Reynolds, and Harmony “H-Money” Samuels was written coming out of a very difficult season in the band’s career and they felt like they had to speak/sing something into the universe to fully embrace it. Collectively they believe you have to manifest it. So it’s their proclamation that change is coming and the best is yet to come!
[Video] Crooked City (Lord Willin x Wolfman Jeckyll) – Chalkstone directed by Voz
Providence, Rhode Island based Hip-Hop duo “Crooked City” consisting of veteran lyricist Lord Willin & MC/Producer Wolfman Jeckyll drop new visuals for “Chalkstone,” a gritty ode to the group’s hometown of Providence. The gorilla-style video shot by Voz gives the viewer a look at some of the streets & landscapes that make up where the two artists were raised. “Chalkstone” is the leading single & music video from Crooked City’s self titled debut album dropping on Halloween (10/31)!
12AM Drops ‘After Midnight’ EP & Taps The Hxliday For “Voices” Video Directed By Logan Meis (Polo G, The Kid Laroi, Trippie Redd, Tyla Yaweh)
In the “Voices” video, directed by Logan Meis (Polo G, The Kid Laroi, Trippie Redd, Tyla Yaweh), the viewer is invited into the minds of 12AM and The Hxliday, both fighting against the darkest parts of their psyche and inner turmoil. With their thoughts tearing them apart, symbols of the past make their way in the form of angels, demons, and physical scars. They seem numb to the pain and reach a point where they might just be enjoying it. Each scene gets more and more violent as the story comes to a final climax.
Goodbye Honolulu are an extremely multi-faceted outfit and the diversity of sound on their debut album comes from a truly collaborative writing process. Goodbye Honolulu don’t have one frontman, Goodbye Honolulu have four individual songwriters and three frontmen who each bring a different quality and sound to the band. Combining their passion for 60’s garage rock, 80’s new wave, punk & electronic music, Goodbye Honolulu have created a collection of songs that never stick to one sound.
ATLAS Share New Single + Video for “UHRI” – New Album ‘UKKO’ Out December 10th!
Finnish metalcore band ATLAS have shared their new single “UHRI” along with a music video. ‘UHRI’ is the fourth single off the band’s new album ‘UKKO’, coming December 10th, 2021 via Long Branch Records.
Just For The Times is a rich embodiment of EYK’s sonic diversity and delves into the pairs’ journey over the last 18-24 months. The project provides a soundtrack to the highs, the lows, the nostalgia and the pent-up energy over lockdown, skewered in pin-sharp rhymes, layered over precision tooled bedroom beats. Listeners are treated to a dynamic body of work from the mutli-faceted duo which includes 8 new tracks alongside fan favourites such as “Radio”, “Just For The Times”, “When The Sun Comes Up”, “Higher”, and “Charlie”.
Telesonic 9000 Shares “Information” Music Video via Joyzine, More Music Out This Fall
Today, multi-media art project Telesonic 9000 shares the music video for single “Information,” a retro-futuristic work of kinetic art. Premiered by Joyzine, “Information” combines “percussive tracks with elements of kosmische musik and post-punk that transmit the lost sense of optimism that was fuelled by the technological advances of post-war America.”
New EP From Ryan Trey ‘A 64 East Saga’ Out Now On #JUSTAREGULARDAY/Interscope Records
Rising singer/rapper/songwriter Ryan Trey (#JUSTAREGULARLABEL/Interscope Records) is ready to embark on a new journey with his 14-track EP, A 64 East Saga. Last summer, the precocious songwriter proved that he was back in rare form by penning a calm, moody anthem (“It’s About a Girl”) for independent women to indulge on. Along with “Rollin’,” his previous single “Nowhere to Run” with Bryson Tiller caused shockwaves in the R&B sphere in 2020 and grabbed the attention of LeBron James and Kylie Jenner. Glazed with sizzling earworms and sticky melodies, Ryan’s newest opus will easily lure listeners in upon first listen, mainly his standout records “Change Of Plans” and “King’s Heart.”
As the landscape of live music was devastated by COVID-19, causing musicians to cancel in-person performances and tours indefinitely, artists were turning to livestreaming platforms to supplement revenue.
Instagram, Twitch and Facebook are amongst the most familiar livestreaming platforms that cater to users at home. But, as the music industry starts to open again, and musicians prepare in-person events, what will happen to livestreaming?
One company at the forefront is Limelight Music, the new video livestreaming social media platform dedicated to live music.
For Skope: Tim van Werd gets inspired by Greek mythology on new progressive EP “Icarus” (out now on Protocol)
Tim van Werd’s brand new “Icarus” EP just has been released on Nicky Romero’s label. The EP contains 3 tracks revolving around deep progressive. The name and theme of the EP are derived from the classic Greek myth about Icarus and Daedalus.
KRIZZ KALIKO & T-Pain Cause Chaos In The Streets Of Atlanta Doing Wild Hidden Camera Pranks In New Music Video For “BB”
Rap veterans Krizz Kaliko and T-Pain have teamed up to run wild in the streets of Atlanta pulling pranks with a hidden camera as they smash birthday cakes on unsuspecting bystanders in the new music video for “BB (Birthday B*tch)”. The JMackTracks and Krizz Kaliko produced song is turnt up to eleven and floods listener’s auditory senses with nostalgia for some of T-Pain’s biggest club bangers.