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Soulja Boy’s Stacks On Deck Money Gang Artist // Hoodtrophy Bino

Excited to send you the new video for “drip check \ what I got on” from Los Angeles based, Stacks On Deck Money Gang rapper HoodTrophy Bino. “drip check \ what I got on” exudes the extravagant, lush energy that is a part of Bino’s post-fame reality. Bino raps, “She said, what you got on? Oh s*** nothin’ special.” Brooding notes of piano layered beneath an industrial beat and dramatic strings create a sonic vibe as rich and decadent as the lyrics themself.

Chelsea, MI singer-songwriter Annie Capps

How Can I Say This? is a collection of songs representing what she calls “a love letter to my younger self.” Vulnerability is the dominant theme running throughout the album, which explores topics of self-discovery, shame, forgiveness, grief, healing, and taking back your power.

STAR SEED & Nytrix Unite on Ethereal, Analog-Led Love Ballad “It’s Just You” on Lost In Dreams Records – OUT NOW

STAR SEED has enjoyed previous press support from Dancing Astronaut, CULTR, EDM Identity, Nocturnal Times, in addition to picking up radio play from Illenium, Alison Wonderland, Gryffin, Zeds Dead, The Chainsmokers. Nytrix has had multiple Billboard Dance and Beatport charting tracks, and has performed at Hard Summer Music Festival and Beyond Wonderland.

Music Submission: TRIGGERRUN

Triggerrun (TRP) is one of the greatest hidden treasures in underground music. In the fall of 1993, TRP would perform center stage at the Apollo Theatre & change the world of hip-hop with an eclectic ensemble that would introduce to the world the Next Gen hip-hop dance revolution and spin-offs like America’s Best Dance Crew, You Got Serve and Stomp The Yard!

RIOT Guides Genre-Bending Journey on Hybrid Drum & Bass Single “Meditate” on Gud Vibrations – OUT NOW

RIOT has secured press coverage for past appearances on the label from EDM.com, Your EDM, Let The Bass Get Ya, This Song Slaps, Relentless Beats, Dance Music NW. They have been championed by tastemakers from the likes of Illenium, Zeds Dead, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Koven, Sullivan King. GRiZ.

JAY CALL ME releases a new single, ‘KEEP ON DANCING’

Preceded by the single “CAN’T BUY ME LOVE”, “KEEP ON DANCING” presents another danceable universe with a lot of rhythm and catchy rhymes that mark the decline of a relationship with a certain melancholy. Inspired by Broadway musicals, the old Motown or Kanye West, the song shines thanks to the use of vocoders, harmonized bridges and even a rap full of dynamism in which JAY agonizes to recover a lost love.

The single also has a B-side, “WHAT’S UP, JAY?”, which serves as a cover letter for the artist from Badajoz. Filled with pounding rhythms, handclaps and addictive choruses, this old-time soul-inspired track invites you to twerk thanks to a prominent sax.

HCM Is The Gang – Respect The Grind: The Stashbox [Album]

HCM Is The Gang released a compilation of unreleased gems sitting in the vault from 2011-2022, this sixth instalment in the Respect The Grind series is mixed + hosted by DJ Got Now. Respect The Grind: The Stashbox features MIC Johnson Jr, INF!, JD Riggz, Hooligan Ea$y, Shée Blue and others.

Rico James – Lemongrass prod. by Rico James (Instrumental)

Man Bites Dog Records and all their wisdom has teamed up with Rico James to give the world “Rico De Gallo.” What is this project with a fantasic pun of a name? It’s a beat tape of course, full flavor and to indulge your senses even more, we included an outstanding salsa recipe. Yes, thats right friends!! Chips, Salsa and beats. We bring the salsa (recipe) and the beats, all we ask is you bring the chips. Let’s party on March 3rd!!! And Don’t be afraid to ask for seconds! The 1st Instrumental single “Lemongrass” is out now on All Digital Platforms! Pre-Order the project via the Man Bites Dog Records Bandcamp!

Legendary LA Rockers ANGELES Release New Hit Single + Video for ‘On My Way’!

Dark Star Records is pleased to announce that Platinum selling Legendary LA Rockers ANGELES have launched their new Hit Single and Music Video for the song ‘On My Way’. The song is available on all streaming platforms via the Label Dark Star Records / SONY / Universal.

Bay Area Thrash/Death metal project ARAMIS touches upon human evolution by any means necessary with

Bay Area Thrash/Death metal project ARAMIS touches upon human evolution by any means necessary with “Promethean Treatment” Single and Video with SODEH Records.

BE:FIRST Releases Their First-of-the-Year Digital Single, ‘Boom Boom Back’

After the remarkable achievements in 2022, which includes officially debuting as a group, music chart topping hits, as well as performances at prestigious events from the likes of 2022 Asia Artist Awards, the 65th annual The Japan Record Award, and the 73rd NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen (Kouhaku Song Festival), Japanese group, BE:FIRST are back with their first single of 2023, ‘Boom Boom Back’. The single will be made available on 13 February 2023, Monday, on all major digital streaming platforms.

THE HOLD STEADY share new single ‘Sixers’

The Hold Steady have shared their latest single, ‘Sixers,’ available now at all DSPs and streaming services. The track heralds the band’s ninth studio album, The Price of Progress, arriving on their own Positive Jams label via Thirty Tigers on Friday, March 31. It will be available digitally as well as on CD, standard black vinyl, translucent green-colored vinyl (band store), metallic gold (indie retail), metallic silver (Vinyl Me, Please), and white (Rough Trade). Pre-orders are available now. The Price of Progress is heralded by today’s premiere of the first song, ‘Sideways Skull’, available now at all DSPs and streaming services.

Metallurg Music: Celebrates 14 Year Anniversary With ‘METAL IS FORGED HERE’ Vol II Compilation Album

Polish/Ukraine Record Label and Agency Metallurg Music is turning 14 years old and to celebrate this milestone the Agency will be releasing “Metal Is Forged Here” Vol. II, a compilation album featuring a wide variety of metal acts from around the world.

Set for release on February 13th, the compilation showcases local bands from all around the world. From Sweden to the Ukraine, Japan, Spain, the US and more with a varied mix of different genres that includes death, thrash, blackened post metal, hard rock, doom and more.


CAESAR SPENCER — Returns With: “When I Whisper In Your Ear” || + Debut Album Out 28 April

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – celebrate 10 years of Push The Sky Away

10 years ago on February 18th, 2013, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds marked an evolution in their music by releasing the album Push The Sky Away, a subtle and beautiful record that set the scene for ongoing sonic explorations ever since.

ERIC BIBB — Releases: “The Ballad of John Howard Griffin” For U.S Black History Month || + New Album ‘Ridin” Out 24 March

In commemoration of US Black History Month 2023, Blues legend – ERIC BIBB – has released a potent, powerful new single: “The Ballad of John Howard Griffin”.

The new single arrives as Bibb also prepares to release his timely new album ‘Ridin” on 24 March, a deeply personal collection all inspired by true stories from African American history.

ANDRO Shares Stunning Visuals For Powerful New Single ‘Physical’

ANDRO, chosen by PRS Foundations new platform POWER UP to boost the profiles of artists of colour in the UK music industry, returns with the infectious new single ‘Physical’, the second single to be taken from the hotly anticipated upcoming new three track EP Conflict.

Music Submission: Sarah Chirita

Sarah is described as an Americana artist, deriving inspiration from the likes of Zach Bryan, Dolly Parton, Tyler Childers, and many others. She finds herself between Americana, indie and folk. Sarah’s Romanian background played a large part in her love for folk music, whilst growing up in Texas deepened her love for Americana.

Mieko Shimizu releases thought-provoking ‘John’s House’ from ‘Write To Be’ charity EP

The ‘Write to Be’ EP was inspired by the moment, Mieko Shimizu stumbled upon a tiny house in a doorway on the deserted streets of Soho during lockdown. On its cardboard walls were written various tales; friends who died in the Hillsborough disaster, soldiers returning from war in Afghanistan, the love of a mother lost to cancer, life on London streets.


London artist and multi-platinum producer 169 unleashes new visuals to “Winning Team”

“Winning Team” is pulsating beat and haunting piano instrumental acts as a sleek bed for 169’s distinctive Jamaican tones, creating a track of the kind of finesse and lyrical depth that the 25 year-old has rapidly become known for across his solo material.

Ghostluvme And Lil Uzi Vert Drop New Single “Fact”

Get ready for a massive collaboration! Lil Uzi Vert and Ghostluvme have joined forces for electrifying new track “Fact”. Produced by the talented Brandon Finessin, who has worked with both artists in the past, this is the first time these two powerhouse musicians have come together.

THE CHURCH Share Statuesque Pop Song “No Other You,” Chock Full of Heartache and Yearning Ahead of Feb. 24th Album Release

Providing a savory spoonful to whet our insatiable appetites for more new music, The Church has just released the third single – “No Other You” – from their forthcoming album THE HYPNOGOGUE (release date: February 24, 2023, via Communicating Vessels). Reading like a short story from visionary science fiction author Philip K. Dick (“A Scanner Darkly,” “Electric Dreams”), the release of “No Other You” continues the album’s retro-futuristic, dystopian narrative that revolves around a fictional machine (the “Hypnogogue”) that extracts music directly from subconscious dreams.


The band’s 8th studio album and first to feature Steph Honde (Scream Taker, Hollywood Monsters) “Walking The Hemispheres”, was nominated for the Dynamite Independent Music Award as one of the “Best Rock Albums of 2021”. Soon after the band started work on Sunesthesia. The album has a very fine and sophisticated melodic hard rock sound, such as UFO, Whitesnake, Michael Schenker Group to name a few. Artwork was created by Tristan Greatrex (UFO, MSG, Vinnie Moore, Lionheart, etc…), and the album features guests such as Ronnie Romero (MSG, Rainbow), Carl Dixon(Coney Hatch, The Guess Who, April Wine), Michael T. Ross (Hardline, Lita Ford). The first single “Speed Warning #1” features vocals by Rainbow vocalist Ronnie Romero.

dEUS Share New Single “How To Replace It” / Album Out This Friday via PIAS Recordings

Distinctive and inventive, melodic yet defiantly off-kilter. Unique. And above all, unmistakably dEUS. That much is clear from the opening few bars of “How To Replace It”, the title track of the new album, which will be out this Friday, February 17 via [PIAS] Recordings.

SHINee’s KEY Releases New Repackage Album And Single, “Killer”

“Killer,” the ‘80s synth-driven dance track, describes the regret and pain of not being able to move on from a past lover after a brutal break-up. The single is among three new tracks in addition to the eleven songs from his 2022 album, Gasoline. Conceptually, the project expands on the ‘80s cult classic film inspirations laid out in Gasoline, which draw from KEY’s childhood love of vintage animatronic films from the ‘80s and ‘90s.


Emmy nominated singer, songwriter and actress Mckenna Grace releases her new track and visualizer for “Checkered Vans” today via Photo Finish Records. The song was co-written by Grace, Bulow and Elizabeth Lowell Bowland (Madison Beer, Tate McRae) and produced by Lowell and Herag (Hailee Steinfeld, Alessia Cara). Grace is also set to perform on February 21, at LA’s Moroccan Lounge.

ROTTEN SOUND Reveals Music Video for New Song, “Nothingness”

The apocalypse is nigh and Finnish grindcore entity ROTTEN SOUND has crafted the perfect soundtrack to accompany humanity’s impending extinction. Aptly titled ‘Apocalypse,’ the band’s eighth studio album is dropping into 2023 with the same blistering speed and chaotic impetus as an asteroid searing through atmosphere and crushing everything upon impact.