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NLE CHOPPA IGNITES DANCE CRAZE IN “STOMP EM OUT” MUSIC VIDEO WITH DUKE DEUCE
The music video brings these two hometown heroes back to Memphis, TN. In between shots of Beale Street, NLE Choppa raps intensely on stage and from the sidewalk. Flexing his dance skills, the kinetic choreography moves in lock-step with the track’s hard-hitting hook and pulsating groove. Duke Deuce pulls up surrounded by friends as the ultimate dance party ensues.
Vintage Pop Soulster JEFF EAGER Releases Song For The Ages – Literally – In “I Don’t Care For What’s Out There”
LEISURE are releasing their second single of the year ‘All The Good Times Never Die’ feat. Night Tapes on Fri, 21 July.
It’s the second offering off upcoming album Leisurevision, written collaboratively between Auckland, Los Angeles and Norway. It is a mellow, dreamy alt-pop journey about being present and making the most out of your life.
MEDIA RELEASE | Dorian Electra (US) – ‘anon’
Dorian Electra – the ultimate pop futurist – announces their hotly anticipated third album Fanfare, set for release October 6th. Following a premiere on BBC 6Music for the single, Dorian released their new single ‘anon’, alongside a music video.
Following the release of their debut track, “HA HA,” “Goin’ Off” immerses fans even deeper into Ghost Kidz’s luxuriously gritty and mischievously entertaining sonic universe. The addition of Long Beach raised rapper Staples’ grim intonation and street-life rooted storytelling combined with the surgical flow of Ghost Kidz MC’s Lil’ ILL and Filth-E, forms a beat meant to be bumped through the speakers of your 1988 Cadillac. This new single proves Ghost Kidz can rap with the best of them.
Set against an enigmatic and captivating beat, will.i.am exudes charisma and confidence with his captivating vocals, while Britney’s unmatched attitude and energy elevate the song to new heights. The irresistible hook and infectious energy of “MIND YOUR BUSINESS” solidify its status as the definitive anthem of 2023.
Grace stated “Boyfriends” being about “feeling like you need to constantly perform for the people around you and not having those real intimate friendships you always see in the movies. I felt like I was treating everyone around me more like a boyfriend dynamic rather than a friend.”
Qing Madi, the rapidly emerging seventeen-year-old singer + songwriter out of Lagos, Nigeria is sharing her latest single “Ole”. In today’s release, Madi taps fellow Nigerian artist and peer BNXN – formerly known as Buju – known for his futuristic Afro-Fusion style. After previewing the sound on TikTok with over 71k user generated videos, the songstress was obliged to share the newest single off of her forthcoming debut project. Listen to “Ole” HERE.
Bringing together three of the music industry’s biggest superstars, “K-POP” has long been mythologized by fans since being first teased earlier this year. It opens up the world of UTOPIA and illuminates his rapid evolution and progression all at once. It finds Travis Scott at the height of his powers as a performer, songwriter, producer, and collaborator proving once again that nobody sounds like Travis. It continues to enshrine him as the culture’s foremost sonic innovator, leveling up beyond comparison. Alongside the song, the official music video is set to premiere today at 12 PM ET / 9AM PT.
“Strongly Worded Letter” is a raw, pop-punk inspired anthem that reveals Salem’s honest feelings about her ex. The new track explores Salem’s internal monologue as she finally starts to cope with the ending of an imperfect relationship. The fourth single off Salem Ilese’s anticipated, upcoming album High Concept reveals that sometimes the most healing process in a breakup includes honest, aggressive energy. Diving deep into her emotions, Salem perfectly captures the spiraling, impulsive actions post breakup.
A sticky situationship with viisi’s all new single “god damn!”
A perfect example of viisi’s tendency to fuse genres with impeccable poise, “god damn!” captures both heavy-hitting rap verses layered over a powerhouse vocal at the epicenter of the chorus. With lyrics that will make you nod your head in agreement on the baffling nature of hookup culture, viisi’s new single is packing a collective punch.
OVERMAN Drops New Official Music Video For ‘Desert Ship’
The track Desert Ship is taken from the forthcoming album It Is All Overman from German post-rock group Overman. The album is set for release via Sliptrick Records on September 5th on CD and in digital format on all major platforms.
OUT NOW: Raveloe – Rustle In The Leaves (FFO Big Thief, Hand Habits, Gia Margaret)
Raveloe is the project of Glasgow songwriter Kim Grant, a moniker found within the pages of George Eliot’s Silas Marner, a novel about a reclusive weaver who lives in a town called Raveloe. She released her debut EP Notes and Dreams in February 2021 and has continued, pandemic aside, to play shows around Scotland and beyond while writing new music. Grant has now compiled the songs that will make up her debut album, and the first single to be taken from the record is “Rustle In The Leaves”, out today on Olive Grove Records.
OUT NOW: SILVI – Possessed
Over the course of the past year or two SILVI (by day, Jodi Findlay) has headlined the iconic King Tuts in Glasgow and sold out Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh, starred in a BBC iPlayer documentary about the grassroots music scene in West Lothian and had her incredible single from 2022 “Burning” featured on BBC One’s Football Focus. She’s also part of the Creative Development programme for Wide Days, Scotland’s premier music industry showcase.
UK electronic duo Gorgon City unveil their hotly anticipated new album Salvation, out 21st July on EMI.
The album launches with brilliant focus track ‘Pose’, featuring iconic vocals from fast-rising US star NEZ. The track has been a mainstay in Gorgon’s live sets throughout the year and the single will also be accompanied by a music video, with visuals from their recent performance at Red Rocks, as well as remixes from Major League DJz and Carlita.
DJ & PRODUCER WILL MANNING RELEASES INFECTIOUS SUMMER SINGLE ‘DON’T’
As a music-loving kid growing up in Gerrards Cross, Will played his first gig at the age of 8 and soon went on to launch his own mobile disco business making £20 on his first gig. From the age of 15, Will Manning was discovered by BBC 1xtra where he presented a show for 18 months before moving on to KISS and Hits Radio. Currently, he presents the Weekday Drivetime and Official Big Top 40 shows on Capital.
INDIE-POP SINGER-SONGWRITER ROSIE DARLING RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BOXES”
When asked about the song, Rosie states: “These last few years have been challenging. Challenging in a way that you know you’re growing even though you are in the same place, doing the same things, and yet things have changed. You’re no longer willing to be other people’s idea of you. People that you were once close to – you no longer are, but that is because you’ve grown and learned to value yourself and not put yourself thru that clique-y torture of ‘am I good enough?,’ ‘do they like me?’ etc. ‘Boxes’ is my way of saying – ‘I’ve been there too, you will get out of that confining hell-ish box – I swear.'”
Rising Country Sensation Ashley Anne Unveils Empowering New Single “Fake Tan”
Country music artist Ashley Anne has released her highly anticipated single “Fake Tan,” everywhere now The upbeat and exciting track aims to bring awareness to individuals who are afraid to be themselves, while inspiring them to showcase their true selves without fear of embarrassment.
ZAYN RETURNS WITH SUMMER ANTHEM “LOVE LIKE THIS”
TANNER ADELL RELEASESS FIRST EVER COUNTRY MIXTAPE + LONG AWAITED SINGLE BUCKLE BUNNY
The best Country songs are ones that exist at the intersection of where emotions meet experience. For rising Cali-bred Country star Tanner Adell, she has plenty of both. Tanner Adell’s superpower is her modern take on Country music mixed with unapologetic honesty – which will propel her straight to stardom. As she readies her debut mixtape BUCKLE BUNNY —another first for Country music—Tanner promises to keep reimagining music with unbridled innovation.
NIGERIAN AFROBEATS SINGER-SONGWRITER KIZZ DANIEL RELEASES “COUGH” WITH BECKY G VIA FLYBOY INC / EMPIRE
The single follows a massive year for Kizz Daniel. For the first half of 2022, he was the #1 streaming artist on the continent of Africa, which culminated in a performance at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Kizz also had two #1 Global Shazam records in 2022 with his record “Buga” and the original version of “Cough (Odo)” amassing hundreds of millions of streams globally.
Luis Vázquez alza el vuelo con su nuevo sencillo “Volando”
Tras el rotundo éxito de varios de sus temas que lo han llevado a posicionarse en los primeros 10 lugares de la lista Tropical AirPlay de Billboard, el talentoso artista de la salsa, Luis Vázquez, presenta su nuevo sencillo “Volando”, bajo el sello discográfico JAK Entertainment.
Guaynaa presenta su nuevo sencillo promocional “Pa Que Afinken”
Guaynaa, uno de los grandes líderes de la industria urbana, presenta su nuevo sencillo promocional “Pa Que Afinken”. Producido por Jesús Alberto Molina, conocido como “Lennex”, y con la composición a cargo del propio Guaynaa, esta canción promete cautivar a los amantes de su inconfundible estilo y enérgico “perreo”.
HOZIER SHARES FUNKY NEW SONG “DE SELBY (PART 2)” AHEAD OF HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM UNREAL UNEARTH
In speaking about today’s release, Hozier says: “This song reflects on darkness and night falling. It aligned with the thinking of the character of De Selby. When you can’t see where your hands and the darkness end, they literally become one and the same. Part 2 is something of a descent. We are lost together in this moment with no beginning and no end. The track explores this theme over a disco track, hope you enjoy!”
Everything is falling into place for Cian Ducrot ahead of the August 4th release of his debut album ‘Victory’. The rising Irishsinger-songwriter has already exceeded half a billion streams to date, led by the UK Top 20 hits ‘All For You’ (certified Gold) and ‘I’ll Be Waiting’ (Silver), while his ability to connect with fans with special in-person moments that makes for memorable content has attracted 4.5 million followers at TikTok. His status is similarly taking off in the live arena, with phenomenal sales ahead of this autumn’s UK and Ireland headline tour, his biggest London show to date at the Eventim Apollo, plus North American live highlights which include a sold-out Irving Plaza in New York and an upscaled venue in Toronto.
NEW: TeeZandos – Veteran
Having been described as the Antichrist of Drill, East Londoner TeeZandos is ripping up the rule book of being a rapper and doing things her way, with a pen way beyond her years, she returns with ‘Veteran’.
French instrumental post-metal goldsmiths DDENT release their brand new EP “Ex Auditu (part 2)” on all streaming platforms via independent label Chien Noir today. Watch the stirring video for “La Nuit Transforme” featuring violinist Jun-Gui Kwon now.
Metalcore act Vacant Voice releases New Video
Vacant Voice have recently premiered a music video for a track titled “Half-Light” taken off of their recent debut record “Cathartic Beauty.” The live-shot video was captured during the bands first show back in March ’23, with an over-capacity sized crowd that was culminated with just a single month of promotion. Stream the entire video below!
Multi-platinum award-winning duo Mau y Ricky release long awaited album, Desgenerados Mixtape. The project features collaborations with Maria Becerra, CNCO, Eladio Carrion, Justin Quiles, Zion & Lennox, and more. The album additionally includes the duo’s current single “Manos Frias” with Reik and Beéle, currently in its second week at #1 at Pop radio and #2 General in Venezuela and #2 at Pop radio in Mexico.