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LIL WAYNE RELEASES CLASSIC MIXTAPE SORRY 4 THE WAIT ON DIGITAL STREAMING PLATFORMS
In addition to the original twelve tracks, it boasts four brand new cuts. The lead single “CAMERAS” [feat. Allan Cubas] finds Weezy firing on all cylinders with extraterrestrial cadences and incendiary wordplay uplifted by a hypnotic hook. It also serves as a showcase for the talents of Cubas who represents the impending next era of Wayne’s legendary Young Money Entertainment—stay tuned for more on that!
South East London producer Ben Hauke unites with vocalist Cecil B to deliver their raw and ethereal ‘Concrete Womb’ EP
Described as an ethereal Seaford Mods on a South London night bus, rising producer Ben Hauke and vocalist Cecil B team up on ‘Concrete Womb’ EP. Combining distinct spoken word and lyricism over versatile production, the pair return with another captivating offering. Set somewhere on the fringes of electronic music and hip hop, this three-track project showcases both industrial and subtle soundscapes. Shortly after releasing his new EP ‘NOBOL’ and ‘No Need/Cosmic Egg’ with Oscar Jerome, ‘Concrete Womb’ marks the close-collaborators’ second project together.
WHOKILLEDXIX RELEASE EXPLOSIVE NEW ANTHEM “SDWM”
On the track, distortion crunches beneath vicious verses as the production combines glitched stutters and pulsating bass lines. Karm The Tool and Yung Skayda lock into a lyrical crossfire as they scream, “Sex, Drugs, War Murder,” without apology. It might just be their most blunt, and boldest banger yet.
REDREIGNER – single “Myst” from EP “Redreigner”
Formed in late 2020 by brothers Constantine and Petros Jajas, Redreigner began as a nameless Death Metal project with a goal of finishing a series of recordings by the end of 2021. Chris Dovas was invited to guest on drums and the project quickly became something more. Furious vocals and bass were the last pieces of the puzzle, roles that were taken up by Paschalis Christofilos and Anastasis Karamichalis. The project became a band and thus, Redreigner were born. By December 2021 they finished recording and their first EP was released.
Critically-Acclaimed Artist Noah Guthrie Releases New Album, Blue Wall – Available Now
Distributed by OneRPM, Blue Wall finds Noah lyrically turning his musings on family into vulnerable songs that resonate with fans and critics alike. All 12 tracks featured on Blue Wall were written or co-written by Guthrie and collectively encapsulate his intentions behind the record. In advance of the album release, Noah dropped two singles, “Only Light I Need” and “Wishing I Was Wrong.” His lead single, “Only Light I Need,” centered itself around the idea of reflecting on the important things in life. An acoustic version of the track was also released. His follow-up single, “Wishing I Was Wrong,” tells the love story of two people growing apart, leaving both parties wishing they could become different people for each other.
For Skope: Nicky Romero & GATTÜSO’s 1st single of 2022 is awaited collab “Afterglow,” premiered on Avicii’s tribute show (out now)
Nicky Romero & GATTÜSO’s much-anticipated single – “Afterglow” with soulful vocals by Boston-born artist Jared Lee, which just released on Protocol Recordings. “Afterglow” is an uplifting progressive anthem, which was played for the first time by Nicky at the Avicii tribute show back in 2019 and most recently at EDC Las Vegas 2021.
As winter settles in, we couldn’t be more excited to announce the lineup that we will all be dancing together to on the sandy beaches of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park under the bright Miami sun for the 9th Annual Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance!
Death metal duo HELLBORE have released their new single “Necrocracy” via Ghost Cult Magazine. The song is from their upcoming album Panopticon which will be released on March 18 2022.
Cultus Black Releases New Single “NEVERMINE” to all major platforms today!
Masked Metal band, Cultus Black, is set to release their most ambitious single “Nevermine” on all platforms today! Cultus Black is a mysterious metal band featuring members of other well known acts in the national metal scene. This particular outing was co-produced by James Paul Wisner and Sahaj Ticotin. James is a multiple time Gold record producer and Sahaj is known for his work with his band Ra as well as his work with many great bands such as A killers Confession.
Today, Joe Kenkel presents his brand new LP, Naturale (out now via Earth Libraries).
Speaking on the record, he wrote: “Naturale is a 10-track album bouncing between love songs and story songs about quiet moments of meaning. The thread holding it all together is what tethers us to the present moment and keeps us from getting lost in our heads: spending a day sick in bed, sweeping the floor, losing track of time with someone you love, etc. An album that is heavily inspired by unexpected atmospheres and noises, it’ll snap you into the present moment much like the characters in the songs.”
MESSA Release New Single “Dark Horse”
Italian Doom Metal quartet MESSA are excited to release their new album, ‘Close’, on March 11th, 2022 with their new label home in Svart Records. In the build-up to the release of their upcoming full-length, the band has dropped a new single titled “Dark Horse”. Speaking about the story behind the writing and recording of the track, the band comments:
Foals further build anticipation for their upcoming album as they today share a new ‘Wake Me Up’ remix courtesy of the acclaimed Flight Facilities. This is the second collaboration between the two groups after Flight Facilities featured on Tim Fuchs’ remix of ‘Miami’ in 2010.
The remix proves that Flight Facilities are a perfect choice for the direction that Foals are taking with their new music. The Australian production duo play up the exuberant disco energy of the original, adventurously infusing elements of Detroit house and hip-hop rhythms with flourishes of funk.
MILLS RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WHITE HORSES”
U.S./Iran Deathcore Band Aurora Of Oblivion Premieres Debut Single “Dethrone The Parasite”
Devastating Deathcore aggression with ominous undertones, Aurora Of Oblivion sets out to prove that extreme music will always rise above the petty quarrels of enemy nations.
Initially started by Bay Area multi-instrumentalist Bret Hollingsworth of The Ogre Packet Slammers in 2020, Aurora Of Oblivion soon turned into an International Deathcore project with the addition of Iranian Bassist Emin “The Murderbass” Aghajanian. It’s no secret that U.S. and Iran’s relations have been “tense” for a long time, but that didn’t stop this duo from creating the style of music they’re most passionate about together, Extremely Heavy Music.
GLOBAL SUPERSTAR CHRIS BROWN DROPS NEW TRACK AND VIDEO “IFFY”
Today, global superstar Chris Brown releases new track and video “Iffy” via RCA Records. The single is a testament of Brown’s ability to consistently make catchy singles with infectious beats and memorable lyrics. The Joseph Kahn-directed visual is just what you’d expect from the chart-topping artist – high-quality cinematic effects, smooth vocals and effortless moves.
Navigating the Underworld of LA // New Album
Tragically, just a few months after completion of the album, Pruett suddenly passed away. As a means to honor his life and all the work spent on the creation of this stunning album, together Dawson, Pruett’s family and Handwritten Records decided to continue with the release.
“Hope is a risky thing,” says The Lumineers singer-guitarist and co-founder Wesley Schultz. “It doesn’t ignore the danger, but rather it believes in the face of danger. BRIGHTSIDE is an album that hopes, even against the sadness and staggering odds.”
To celebrate today’s arrival of BRIGHTSIDE, The Lumineers have shared a visually arresting official music video for the album’s “WHERE WE ARE,” premiering today via Facebook at Noon Eastern Time. The video and song are based on a real life event involving Schultz and his future wife. It was directed by The Lumineers Creative Director and Schultz’s longtime friend Nicholas Sutton Bell and his brother Dylan Bell.
Spellbinding R&B and silky neo-soul // New Album
Her song “Questions” is an example of her desire to create raw and authentic music. It’s a song about losing a parent and being left with questions you’ll never get to ask anymore. In this social media era, it’s hard to tell how people really feel. It can make you feel lonely or strange for not being ok. The songwriter confides, “I want my music to be a safe place for you to feel seen and heard. As a queer female in this industry, I hope to be that example for others.”
Emotive Tale of Ride Share Love // Over 1 Million Streamed Artist // New Cloud hop meets pop
Star2 is an Asian-American singer, songwriter and rapper who seamlessly blends pop, R&B and hip-hop for an enthralling immersion of sound. Raised in inauspicious circumstances, Star2 takes influence from overcoming his life struggles, creating music that is bold, high-spirited and soulful.
Skope Magazine x Nathan Leigh – New Single
On the song, Leigh shares: “‘No Poetry’ came out of feeling frustrated with the ways people romanticize struggle. Especially as artists, sometimes there’s this idea that without suffering your art has no meaning and conversely that having suffered gives your art inherent meaning–or worse, financial value. The stories we tell ourselves about how our struggles made us stronger are necessary because they help us cope with trauma, but that doesn’t mean trauma is ever a good thing. The song is me saying just having survived is enough.”