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LIL PUMP & RENOWNED HIP-HOP PRODUCER RONNY J DROP HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM LIL PUMP AND RONNY J 1.5
Today, multi-platinum hip-hop megastar and Florida force of nature Lil Pump is teaming up with renowned producer Ronny J [Eminem, Kanye West, XXXTentacion] on his highly anticipated, third studio album – Lil Pump and Ronny J 1.5. The 14-track album is available to stream/purchase now via Pump’s new partnership with ONErpm.
RISING HYPERPOP STAR ELYOTTO RELEASES NEW TRACK “THE COPS” ALONG WITH THE MUSIC VIDEO
ElyOtto says, “”THE COPS” is about bad strains, paranoia and whatnot. Ya know, when I say “cops” I’m actually talking about those 8-foot-something shadow creatures that pace up and down our street at night. Very unnerving.”
The rising artist has been making a name for himself amongst the gaming community, resulting in millions of plays across DSPs. After dropping “Fast” produced by Nick Mira (Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug), Spyro’s sound gained traction and resulted in a solid fanbase. Spyro draws melodic inspiration from R&B greats (Boyz II Men, Usher, and Ne-yo) blended with today’s rap heavyweights Roddy Rich, Lil Baby, and Polo G, resulting in an undefined signature sound.
DARK SUN Releases Official Music Video for “Trapped In The Dark”! FFO: Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Godsmack, Alterbridge
Northern Illinois based Hard Rock band DARK SUN has released their new single, “Trapped in the Dark.” Mixed and mastered by The Nook Recording Studio, “Trapped in the Dark” is the band’s newest single leading up to their upcoming LP, Spine.
Canadian Alt-R&B artist, Clear Mortifee’s ‘Fairies: Act II’ EP is out today; Watch the video for “Honey Boy” directed by Aroma
Clear Mortifee (he/they) is a trans/non-binary recording artist hailing from Vancouver, Canada, now based in Oakland, California. They demonstrate their creative vision through musical exploration and emotional vulnerability, illuminating life’s challenges with infectious wonder. Forthcoming EP, Fairies: Act II, chronicles a monumental turning point in their life, set against the luscious backdrop of their enchanting R&B/alternative pop sound.
ØHenry has been quickly making a name for himself and is known for singing back-up vocals on Selena Gomez’s latest Billboard-charting album Rise (also played percussion on “Ring”). He is making international strides penning songs for the likes of Bankroll Hayden, K-pop group Stray Kids, Chinese artist Lay Zhang, and Rebecca Garton. The Berklee College of Music graduate’s versatility is apparent as he travels around the world performing and making music with international artists. Recently, the multi-hyphenate walked on the runway for utilitarian brand Tombogo (beloved by J. Balvin, Kehlani, Lizzo, Bad Bunny, and more.). Stay tuned for more news to follow from ØHenry.
Lorem darling, anti-pop artist and producer Danny Dwyer is excited to announce his debut EP, Losers, will be released on April 22, 2022. The EP is a love letter and a goodbye note to his rural stomping grounds of the Midwest. “I used to feel the need to exploit as much as possible from any opportunity,” Danny says of the way LA twisted him. “Now I want to work on my bike and make sense of where I come from and where I am. All of these things I’ve compartmentalized for so long are now colliding.” The result is a collection of coming-of-age songs that have one foot in Friday Night Lights and another in Harmony Korine’s Kids.
APOLINARA Release New Single “Shadows And Signs”
Symphonic gothic metal artist APOLINARA offers the haunting new single “Shadows and Signs”. Raised in Ukraine and now based in the USA, APOLINARA draws inspiration from her travels and delivers a powerful message about facing the endless fight with inner demons.
On the track, vocalist Austin Held said, “We couldn’t be more stoked to share our newest track, ‘BAD HABIT,’ with the world! We are extremely excited for this track because it’s the first PRETTY AWKWARD song that is a fully in-house production. We wrote ‘BAD HABIT’ earlier this year (2021) and fell in love with the theme and idea instantly. We had the pleasure of bringing back mixing & mastering extraordinaire, Charlie Park to helm the post production process and it turned out better than we imagined. We had such a great time putting this one together and cannot wait to play it live in front of live audiences.”
Dylan Dunn Releases Debut EP ‘Blue Like You’
“‘Hopeless Romantic’ represents being in a weird spot, it’s about being with someone you know isn’t right for you but still trying to make it work despite that,” Dunn shares.
BLACK MAGNET: Industrial Metal Outfit Releases Official Video For “Violent Mechanix” As Second LP Is Finalized For 2022 Release Via 20 Buck Spin; Eastern US Tour Begins Tomorrow
Midwestern US industrial metal outfit BLACK MAGNET has completed work on its second album, Body Prophecy, which is being finalized for release in 2022 via 20 Buck Spin.
While details on Body Prophecy – the follow-up to the band’s well-received 2020-released debut LP, Hallucination Scene – are still shrouded in mystery, the band has issued a warning shot from the crushing album, through an intense official video for the track “Violent Mechanix.” The punishing visual work was directed and edited by Joe Casey, filmed by Beau Sparks, with visual effects by Will Acuña.
Track Submission from Modern Moxie
Hailing from a small South Carolina town, multi-instrumentalist Madison Lucas took up songwriting in college, mostly confined to her dorm room closet. By 2011, she found herself with enough songs to make an album. In the years following, Lucas would form Modern Moxie alongside
UK Singer/Songwriter BAKAR Shares “Build Me A Way” Official Video
DEATH ON FIRE Premiere New Single “Slave” At Decibel
Midwest death metal outfit DEATH ON FIRE present their new single “Slave”, via Decibel Magazine, landing ahead of their 2022 album Burial Hymns.
The band comments:
“Slave deals with the struggles of depression, addiction, and self hate. It is a hard look back at life and a reminder of the decisions we face and the impacts they have on others”
Alternative-rocker, Mia Morris, just released her newest single, “Fucket Bucket.” This edgy punk anthem can resonate with everyone. Handling everyday stress while trying to live life to the fullest can put a strain on people, so Mia Morris made a carefree anthem to help let go of the stressors. She uses her ability to mold together aspects of alternative, rock, and punk sounds to create a track that reminds listeners that some things simply need to be thrown into the “Fucket Bucket.”
NEW MUSIC: Kiko Villamizar Releases New Single & Video “Tuya Tuyita”
Austin based artist Kiko Villamizar is set to release new single “Tuya Tuyita” on December 10th along with an accompanying music video. Tuya Tuyita is the second track from his upcoming album Todo El Mundo due out February 18th, 2022. The new single follows the release of the project’s title track which garnered attention from Austin Chronicle, Sounds and Colours, and Medium’s Pop Off.
The classically trained viola player turned forward thinking beatmaker has been crafting a myriad of thought-provoking bass tunes for camps such as Seeking Blue, Lowly Palace, Deadbeats and Atlantic Records. In 2019, he stepped out with his debut album ‘RESET,’ which showcased his genius with a cinematic edge. He’s now reflecting on that creative period on his latest creation, with a string-fueled and emotive track that points to a new era of his ever-changing sound.
Artist: sober rob
Title: Atom Mirror
Release Date: Dec 10
–New MusicFriday: Slightly Stoopid x B-Real Cypress Hill x G. Love Out Today
“Everyday People (Remix)” was produced by Miguel Happoldt (Sublime/Skunk Records) and George Spits (Llama Beats). The foundation of the remix is built upon a drum sample from Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters’ 1975 anthem, “God Make Me Funky,” lending a brillant jazz fusion and funk vibe. Elevated by B-Real’s (of Cypress Hill) fresh bars and coupled with G. Love’s original lyrics, the remix straddles multiple genres and is ripe for any end of the year playlist!
Crow & Gazelle (Mike McClure, Chrislyn Lawrence) Release “In the Meantime,” A Deeply Personal Track Meant To Help Heal
“The same division felt across the nation in 2020 was felt deeply in our immediate families,” Lawrence says. “‘In the Meantime’ was a homemade life-raft. We picked up what felt broken, weaved feelings into verses, and tried to mend things the best we could, with some empathy,” Lawrence says.
Canadian band Bloody Monroe releases new album “Some Like It Heavy”
Bloody Monroe is a new hard rock/heavy metal band based out of Calgary, Alberta Canada. The band consists of Michael Green (Vocals/Guitar), Maxwell McFadyen (Bass), and Nathan Raboud (Drums). The power trio is a young but experienced, well versed group, hungry and ready to make an impact within the music industry and live music scene.
Bloody Monroe dropped their latest album “Some like it heavy” on all streaming platforms. The album was recorded from March 2021 to October 2021 and was produced by Kyle Hedley of Acoustic Resolution studios and Michael Green. The record lyrics are about personal reflection, observations, esoteric information and frustration towards life in general.
Hot on the heels of his second stint with singer Zack Gray on the label with “Pseudo Love,” the L.A-based producer wastes no time to create another emotional rollercoaster on his follow-up record. Teaming up with the lauded songstress from Las Vegas, Elle Vee, together they create a melodic bass anthem about breaking away from a toxic relationship. Her poignant vocals are brimming with self-realization, which is reinforced with his signature cinematic flair.
Title: Do Your Worst ft. Elle Vee
Label: Lost In Dreams
Genre: Dance / Electropop
Release Date: Dec 10
For Skope: QUIX delivers VIP Mix and enlists MÜNE and D3FAI for new versions of “Make Up Your Mind” (out now on Dim Mak)
Brand new remixes of QUIX’s most recent drum & bass single, “Make Up Your Mind,” with Jaden Michaels. He enlisted Argentinian D3FAI for big-room techno rendition of the the single and MÜNE, who came up with gentle chillectronica vibes. The package also consists of QUIX himself and his VIP Mix, which still revolves around drum & bass, but has a noticeable speed garage twist when compared to the original.
Bells of Winter – Single for your consideration-from Israel-Winter/ Christmas- Folk style
About us: Tomer Haim Shaked and Iris Mazor are Israeli singer/songwriters whose beautiful single Bells Of Winter takes you through a magical landscape that echoes with biblical references and Christmas time peacefulness, providing solace and comfort at the end of a challenging year. Its gentle folky groove has a bluesy country twang with a big, soaring chorus. Bells Of Winter is a perfect addition to any playlist to remind people to stand back, set aside our differences, forget our woes and just listen to the wondrous silence on Earth.
Lightning is excited to release E, the first single off of the soundtrack album Bronzed, by post genre composer Seth Olinsky. The film was written and directed by Mike Egan, produced by Chris Capretto, and stars Linas Phillips and Johnny Pemberton. The soundtrack album features the full score as well as additional music made during the sessions, and weaves between a beautiful, ambient, and borderline spiritual sound evoking sonic traces of Arvo Pärt or Stars of the Lid juxtaposed against an off the rails modern noise score that recalls elements of the modern scores of Jonny Greenwood, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Daniel Lopatin with ghostly shadows of Hanatarash and Link Wray.
French alternative-rock four-piece TRANK unveil new official music video “Shining”
A RICHER CONVERSATION: RICK ROSS WITH ELLIOTT WILSON + B. DOT!
For Skope Magazine: Track Released Today
“Two Ships” is from the band’s upcoming album ‘Dowsing in the Desert,’ releasing on February 18th, 2022. The ink still drying on their psych-folk debut, the band mine deeper into a laidback and airy west coast sound. Album track “Two Ships” sails out to sea, lost in a midnight fog amidst hypnotic and rippling guitars.
SHAKE THE TEMPLE Release New Official Video For “The Devil’s Approach”
Melbourne’s finest, Shake The Temple, have released a second official video from their recent full-length release, the self-titled Shake The Temple. The track is called The Devil’s Approach and is accompanied with with a horror inflected video in vintage black and white.
ALLEGRA Teams Up with DJ MAJESTIC for “If You Wanna Love Me (Remix)”
Allegra has always been the type of girl to tell it to you straight. Whether it was her debut, “ALL ABOUT US”, proclaiming the importance of love over all, or her most recent offering of “USED TO MISS YOU” in which she proudly showed herself getting over her first heartbreak, it’s never been Allegra’s bag to mince words.
Coming in with a banger, Cincinnati metalcore outfit Coldharbour are premiering the official music video visualizer for their brand-new single ‘Soul Tempest’ via Hollowed Records / Kontrolla Music Group. ‘Soul Tempest’ is the title track to the band’s upcoming debut full-length record, set to be released on March 4th, 2022.
NEEDLESS release new single/video featuring Martina Horvath (Thy Catafalque)
“Planet Oblivion”, out this Friday as an official video and digital single, is the third digital single to be known from the upcoming album of NEEDLESS, is perhaps the most “different” track off the whole record. It’s a rhythmically complex and multi-layered track, with some exotic melodies running behind the main theme and it features the haunting vocals of Thy Catafalque’s Martina Horvath. The perfect otherworldly element to the closing of the sci-fi concept of “The Cosmic Cauldron” and certainly one of the tracks to be remembered for the future from the whole collection.