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POWFU SHARES CINEMATIC NEW VIDEO FOR “DRAW YOU INSIDE MY BOOK” FT. KMAYS
Fresh off the announcement of his first-ever run of headline shows, lo-fi and melodic rapper/singer Powfu has released the official video for “draw you inside my book” featuring KMays today. The cinematic and partially-illustrated visual, which was directed and animated Aze Avora, follows Powfu through a similar journey of the narrative the song was inspired by – the young love between the characters from the film Bridge to Terabithia.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Joins Hyro The Hero on “Kids Agains The Monsters” EP
Global supergroup Swedish House Mafia, the trio of Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell, have just released their long awaited debut full length Paradise Again via Republic Records, just as the trio head back to the California desert for a landmark headlining performance with The Weeknd to close out this weekend’s Coachella Festival.
BEATKING RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE “TUH” WITH STAPLE COLLABORATOR QUEENDOM COME
KAY FLOCK + CARDI B + DOUGIE B + BORY300 — DROP BRONX ANTHEM “SHAKE IT”
Today, New York City drill star Kay Flock drops “Shake It,” an energetic new anthem for the Boogie Down Bronx. On “Shake It” Kay Flock recruits Dougie B, Bory300, and the one and only hustler Cardi B to round out the Bronx quartet. They combine their styles fusing raw lyricism over a rapid drill beat to create a track that echoes the spirit of their hometown. The RingRing Visuals and Jochi Saca directed video was filmed across their neighborhood’s staple City Island and includes a cameo from fellow drill rapper B-Lovee.
Duke Deuce Drops New Single & Music Video “Running Out Of Love”
On the track, guitar wails in the background as Duke’s hypnotic melodies take hold. He leans into another side of his sound with chantable harmonies and otherworldly arena-ready energy. In the accompanying video, he rocks a black bandanna, black shades, and black studded leather vest as he performs with Rockstar-level charisma. It hints at just how dynamic he is though!
SARCASTIC SOUNDS RELEASES DEBUT EP ‘I’M A DISAPPOINTMENT’
Today, vocalist, producer, and self-proclaimed disappointment Sarcastic Sounds has released his debut EP ‘I’m A Disappointment’ via Columbia Records. The 7-track project features collaborations with label mates Clinton Kane and Rxseboy as well as Maisie Peters, Claire Rosinkranz and Birdy.
Following the release of “The Optical” his first single of 2022, Cam continues the momentum tapping in with fellow Houston rapper Maxo Kream. Cam’s smooth rap flow on “Throw’d As It Gets” the second single off upcoming debut album “Earth Tones” only shows that there’s no stopping this rising rap star.
Brooklyn-bred 26AR’s commanding presence was shaped by his Crown Heights upbringing. After hearing about Brooklyn’s bubbling Drill scene behind bars, the 22-year-old began perfecting his craft as a lyricist and quickly turned to rap upon his release in late 2019. Born Ahnias Williams, his ear was trained early by the jazz, R&B, and Hip-Hop enthusiasts that raised him. 26AR is a classic student of the game whose first original song, “Aaron Rodgers,” set New York City’s drill scene ablaze. The flame was further fueled by standout singles including “My Set” and “Maneuver” — solidifying his stance as the Voice of the Streets. With authenticity becoming increasingly rare in hip-hop, 26AR’s knack for keeping it a buck is his strongest quality. In just over a year, he’s proven himself to be a force to be reckoned with and that’s every reason to believe him.
Joh’s Latest Single “Rainy Daze” OUT TODAY!
Joh, our lyrically driven vocal chameleon, embraces strength through vulnerability,, making good on her promise to her adoring fans to be consistently transparent and honest with her music and intimate with her performances. Today marks the release of Joh’s single, “Rainy Daze,” a confession of the heart, a poetic love letter turned song that is sealed with a kiss through the gate. This indie/folk inspired track harbors a beautiful juxtaposition between the heavy riffs and the soft, tender vocals, creating a push and pull effect, a forbidden desire that only two lovers, secretly longing for one another, can understand. Powerful vocals that float atop a sensual baseline, easing its way in, teasing and anticipating the passionate, harmonious chorus around the corner.
Arya Zappa comes back with an Italo- disco-inspired pop juggernaut single “Saturday”
Fast-rising dance talent Spencer Ramsay kicks off 2022 with new single ‘Take It Easy’, out 15th April.
Capturing the essence of pure, unfiltered house music, ‘Take It Easy’ is an intoxicating blend of euphoric piano chords, rousing breakdowns and hands-in-the-air diva vocals. TikTok star Max_Balegde posted a video of the song being played at Snowboxx Festival to his 1.6 million followers last month, with the video amassing upwards of 2 million views and counting.
“Skins” is out! The Different Class has released their long-awaited album on all digital platforms
“Skins” is an album that is made out of short stories of someone trying to find its essence while leaving itself to sink in the crevasses and shadows of its own core. What comes out is a board of intense feelings and a search for freedom out of the infinite skins we wear in our everyday lives. The Different Class has always written with startling candor on emotions and identity – topics which are now taken to greater heights on their new album.
BEN FOSKETT Announces Second Album HEART PUMP Released 8th July 2022 via Crushed To Dust
France-based composer, arranger and songwriter BEN FOSKETT is delighted to announce that his second album, HEART PUMP, will be released on 8th July 2022 via Crushed To Dust.
To celebrate the news, Foskett has released a video for lead single ‘Fly Superman Fly’ which is released on 15th April 2022 on all good digital service providers.
BLUE VIOLET – Release “Halo” Single Today || Debut Album ‘Late Night Calls’ – out 29 April
Offering one final glimpse into their debut album ‘Late Night Calls’ — set for release on 29 April 2022 — “Halo” is a climactic new cut that builds to a colossal conclusion.
Dealing with the anxiety of leaving your comfort zone and surrendering to something new, “Halo” stirs to life as a delicate and dynamic ballad before building into a theatrical and thumping expanse that blends tender vocal harmonies with wall-of-sound instrumentals.
DJ YUKI & FUSE COME TOGETHER FOR SPRING ANTHEM ‘GOODIES’
Emerging female DJ YUKI and producer duo FUSE come together on party anthem ‘Goodies’; a re-work of the 2004 Ciara classic. Out today on New State, listen here.
The club ready, tech laden, house banger ‘Goodies’ combines a sultry lead vocal laced over a filtered bassline, driving a sub-bass heavy kick with clever vocal chops and quirky sound FX; all adding up to a bona fide dancefloor belter this spring.
THE WANDERING HEARTS SHARE THE NEW SINGLE ‘INSTEAD OF YOU’ & ANNOUNCE THE NEW DELUXE EDITION OF THEIR SELF-TITLED ALBUM FOLLOWS ON MAY 13TH
The Wandering Hearts achieved their second consecutive #1 on the UK’s official Country and Americana charts as they built upon the breakthrough success of 2018’s ‘Wild Silence’ debut with last summer’s self-titled second album. Arriving to a second wave of critical acclaim and again championed by Bob Harris at Radio 2, the album cemented the trio’s reputation as one of the leading lights of the British country / folk / Americana scenes – as underlined by their nomination for UK Album of the Year at the UK Americana Awards 2022, alongside Yola and The Staves.
Reo Cragun’s dreamy new R&B single “Verizon”
Today, Los Angeles-based artist, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Reo Cragun shares a mesmerizing new R&B single “Verizon” from his full-length independent debut album Diary Of A Loner available May 20. Over a melodic track co-produced by Jeremy “Clear Eyes” Lloyd, Cragun turns his focus from spending money on material things into bigger things like taking care of people who are counting on him.
EMINZADA UNVEILS THE MYSTERIOUS & KALEIDOSCOPIC “BEAUTIFUL LONG HAIR”
Singer/songwriter EMINZADA is a multi-dimensional artist with an exclusive style and powerful mindset. Originally from Baku City, Azerbaijan, EMINZADA has grown up with diversity in abundance, living between Azerbaijan, Turkey and the US, before making his move to London. Paying homage to his classical background in music composition, his music explores notions of camp, lust and escapism, representing freedom of art expression and his homeland’s musical culture and futurism, with his Azerbaijani heritage beaming proudly throughout.
G-EAZY RELEASES NEW SONG “ANGEL” IN HONOR OF HIS LATE MOTHER’S BIRTHDAY
G made the song with a close circle of friends, the background vocals are Devon Baldwin and Vida Simon, as well as the same choir, led by Tim Davis, that was used on his previous song “Faithful.” Additionally, Goody Grace plays the drums, guitar and bass guitar, and it was co-produced by G and Zac Brunson.
Francesca Louise speaks of Life Lessons in Stunning Indie/Folk Single
Francesca Louise is an indie/folk singer-songwriter, who’s soulful, Carole King inspired vocals paired with songwriting influences from the likes of Joni Mitchell, Lucy Rose, Flyte and The Staves, makes this artist one to watch.
OAKMAN Returns With Brand New Single “Night”
Written by lead singer Marine, the track reflects on the fleeting moments of life that we tend to take for granted, and reminds us to live in these moments and enjoy life as she sings, “so let me dance tonight / I want to feel that vibe / before I close my eyes.”
Nesi shares new single “Say Dat”
After relocating to the west coast, Nesi stands firm on taking risks and thinking outside of the box while continuing to prove himself as an artist on his own merit. The artist has enthusiastically carved a lane for himself and is here to make an imprint. Stay tuned for more news to follow and stream “Say Dat” below.
Cisco Swank and Luke Titus, two of jazz and hip-pop’s most promising, innovative young players, have released a joint album Some Things Take Time. One-part beat tape, one-part Blue Note jazz session the album is a series of evolving vignettes with their constituent parts transported seamlessly from both the traditionalist past and the unwritten future. Eleven tracks glued together by caffeinated off-kilter beats, holy chord progressions, dusty boombap motifs, and a palette of revealed sonic flourishes Some Things Take Time is an album for the beat junkies and the hip-hop heads, the sample lords, crate diggers, and jazz purists alike. The album includes features from Saba, Femdot, Braxton Cook, Malaya and Phoelix.
Fishburn Shares New Single “The Other Side”
Fishburn is a Billboard-charting pop/electronic/dance artist out of Chicago. Fishburn’s mission is to provide modern-sounding pop and dance music with a Christian theme and a positive message. He only arrived on the scene in 2020 but is already fast approaching half a million streams on Spotify alone as an independent act thanks to his positive and uplifting sound.
Nikki’s futuristic productions (including live drums and bass) alongside Nala’s dynamic vocal range highlight these two songs on opposite ends of the spectrum. The frenetic, breakbeat and filtered vocal of “Escape” is a combo of nasty electro and hardcore jungle distortion. The title track, “The World is Always Ending”, is a modernized twist on Sneaker Pimps and Chemical Brothers resulting in one of the stand out singles on the label this year.
TEMPLE BALLS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO”STRIKE LIKE A COBRA” OUT NOW
Finnish hard rockers Temple Balls have released a brand new single, ‘Strike Like A Cobra’. The song was recorded during the band’s ongoing sessions for their next studio album, currently being worked on with producer Jona Tee (H.E.A.T., New Horizon, Crowne).
Today, The String Cheese Incident released their first collection of new music since 2017’s Believe. The title track for the new EP, Into The Blue, was penned by SCI’s Michael Kang in 2020 as his mother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer. Kang says he saw his mother approach her diagnosis head-on. There didn’t seem to be any fear, or sadness. Instead, he saw her make a conscious decision to release herself of earthly matters and let the proverbial current carry her. A feat that seemingly can only be conquered once in a lifetime.
BIG TIME RUSH DROPS ACOUSTIC VERSION OF FAN-FAVORITE HIT“MUSIC SOUNDS BETTER”
The release follows last week’s acoustic rendition of their single “Not Giving You Up,” as the hitmakers continue to tease fans ahead of their highly anticipated, Forever Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 44-show tour will kick off on June 23rd at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Washington, DC, making stops at iconic venues nationwide, including New York City’s Madison Square Garden on June 30th, before wrapping up at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA on August 20th. Joining Big Time Rush on the road for select dates is special guest, recording artist, social media phenom and Big Time Rush super-fan, Dixie D’Amelio. Tickets are on-sale now at bigtimerushofficial.com.