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A24- Quiet Eyes
A24 Music confirms the release of “Quiet Eyes,” a breathtaking ballad performed by Sharon Van Etten and Zachary Dawes from highly-anticipated romantic drama Past Lives. “Quiet Eyes” was written and recorded in Los Angeles, this enchanting song sets the tone for the film’s emotionally evocative narrative.
Albert Hammond Jr.- Memo of Hate
Albert Hammond Jr—globally renowned guitarist, singer-songwriter and founding member of the Grammy Award-winning band The Strokes—shares the official video for “Memo of Hate,” the next in a series of episodic videos directed by Angela Ricciardi and Silken Weinberg—
Aluna- Oh The Glamour
Aluna has revealed details for her highly anticipated sophomore album MYCELiUM, which is set for arrival on July 7 via Mad Decent [PRE-SAVE/ADD].
Now, she shared official artwork, track listing and featured guests, alongside the first official single from this brilliant body of work and exciting new chapter. ‘Oh The Glamour’ is the first taster of what’s to come; a delightfully deep groove assault to the senses, and collaboration with Brazilian GRAMMY® nominated artist Pabllo Vittar, GRAMMY® and BRIT nominated MNEK, and UK producer Eden Prince.
anamē- Anywhere (Road Trippin’)
Scandinavian production duo anamē present ‘Anywhere (Road Trippin’)’, the first single from their upcoming debut album on Anjunabeats.
Andy Frasco & The U.N. – Iowa Moon
Andy Frasco & The U.N. have released their deeply moving new single, “Iowa Moon,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. “Iowa Moon” heralds the upcoming arrival of Andy Frasco & The U.N.’s eagerly awaited new album, L’Optimist, arriving via Fun Machine Records/Soundly Music on Friday, August 11. Pre-orders are available now.
Anyma- Welcome To The Opera
Interscope Records announced today that it will partner with Afterlife, the visionary label owned by internationally acclaimed electronic music duo Tale Of Us, composed of Carmine Conte (MRAK) and Matteo Milleri (Anyma). Under the partnership, Interscope will release the debut album by Anyma and distribute all Afterlife releases including both future recordings and its historic catalog.
ATTLAS & Jodie Knight- Used To The Silence
Following his breakout single on Monstercat last year, “Over The Water” with Silk veteran Mango, 2x JUNO-nominated melodic house producer ATTLAS returns to the label today with another collaborative single, “Used To The Silence,” with multi-faceted artist Jodie Knight.
Baaba Maal- Freak Out
There’s an exhilarating revamp of Baaba Maal‘s swaggering electro-alert “Freak Out” out today, remixed with typical vim and vigour by electropunkdisco unit Baba Ali. The Relived Mix of “Freak Out” follows Baaba Maal’s joyous performance at London’s Barbican last week, enthralling an audience who had their awareness raised and their hearts lifted. Additionally, Maal has announced a performance and signing event at Rough Trade NYC on June 20th at 6pm. More info is available here.
BabyJake – Cry Cry Cry
Chosen as a VEVO DSCVR artist and frequent collaborator with artists such as 24kgldn to Dillon Francis, Nashville-based singer-songwriter BabyJake has made an indelible mark on the modern music landscape since his debut in 2019 with “Cigarettes on Patios” (Certified Gold, 125M+ streams across DSPs). With acclaim from outlets such as Billboard, Wonderland, Lyrical Lemonade, Ones to Watch, and American Songwriter, in addition to 20+ Spotify placements (Feel Good Indie Rock, Dopamine, Varsity Bars) and 30+ Apple Music placements (Chilltronics, New in Pop, AltPop, Superbloom), BabyJake is on the rise, and hasn’t let up.
Bajaja Music Fest
Bajaja Music Fest has announced its inaugural three-day event taking place from November 30 – December 2 on the Pacific beachside of Baja California Sur, providing 8+ hours of music every day and one-of-a-kind collaborations that won’t be found at any other festival this year.
This boutique festival will feature headliners The New Mastersounds, performing their first North American gig since the pandemic and their only North American date of 2023, and John Medeski, DJ Logic, & Friends featuring Eddie Roberts, Reed Mathis, Datrian Johnson + Special Guests. Bass & guitar virtuoso Reed Mathis, Norwegian-born, Americana singer-songwriter Rainy Eyes, and longstanding San Francisco-based stalwarts of rock Big Light will support alongside local favorites Los Daturas and Los Hijos Del Trópico with more bands to be announced. Each night will feature a unique collaboration of all-star musicians playing together fostering a community of musical collaborations intersecting with an intimate audience of festival goers in a bespoke experience unlike any other.
For more information and to stay posted on additional artist announcements, visit: bajajamusicfest.com
Norwegian alternative R&B-soul singer-songwriter Beharie announces his fervent debut album Are You There, Boy? due out October 20 and available for pre-order now. Alongside the announcement, Beharie shares romantic, groovy love song “Deadly” out everywhere now. Plus, join Beharie here to find exclusive updates about the album, teasers, tour dates and more. With a warm, irresistible melody, the latest track “Deadly” sees Beharie apprehensively surrender to an all-encompassing crush and take a leap into love.
BT- The Secret Language of Trees
This summer leading independent electronic music label Monstercat will be releasing a new album from GRAMMY-nominated producer, composer, technologist, and songwriter BT (Brian Transeau) on their Silk imprint. Look for his The Secret Language of Trees to be announced June 6 alongside the release of the single “k-means clustering.”
CHYL is back with her Bass House anthem “Barbie,” this vibrant track showcases the infectious vocals of Melissa Brooks, infusing the song with a captivating and playful essence. “Barbie” is the third and final release from CHYL’s Dim Mak EP, which is forthcoming this summer. CHYL has been putting the pedal to the metal recently, churning out new tunes for her EP, as well as making her debut at EDCLV last month.
CloZee- Courage feat. ROZET
French multi-talented artist and Odyzey Music label head CloZee releases her new single ‘Courage’ featuring electro-R&B songstress ROZET, the second release off her forthcoming album, Microworlds, due out this summer.
Cory Wong- Ready feat. Ben Rector
GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter, producer, and guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong has shared his most unabashedly romantic song to date, “Ready (Feat. Ben Rector),” available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
Cour T. – TRiiiBAILE
Brazilian wunderkind Cour T. releases his new single ‘TRiiiBAILE’, the first single off his forthcoming debut album Brain Deals out this fall via Dirtybird Records.
Crystal Skies- Heart’s Still Beating feat. She Is Jules
Crystal Skies is releasing their new single “Heart’s Still Beating” ft. She Is Jules on our Lost In Dreams.
East Coast production pair Crystal Skies have established themselves as one of the pillars of the melodic bass scene with an emotion-fueled sound that never ceases to take one’s breath away. They are returning to Lost In Dreams Records with their follow-up single after releasing their debut LP on the label last year. They enlist the ethereal voice of pop singer-songwriter She Is Jules on their latest creation “Heart’s Still Beating,” which is written about the rush of excitement surrounding a first date. Her lush vocals depict the dizzying account against a nostalgia-laced melodic dubstep beat replete with swinging synths, subtle wubs, sparkling synth shots, and effervescent melodies.
Curbi- Quick Highs (feat. Helen)
Following multiple Monstercat fan-favourites including “Vertigo” and “Flying,” house tastemaker Curbi returns to the label today with his new chill house single, “Quick Highs (feat. Helen).”
From the ripe age of sixteen, Curbi has effortlessly taken over the house circuit. His first Monstercat release in 2021 propelled him to new heights, leading to all four of his records on the label sitting in his top 10 and amassing over 60 million streams on Spotify collectively. Since his label debut, his monthly Spotify listenership has tripled, garnering new fans from across the globe. Curbi has garnered the likes of industry heavyweights including Tiësto, Martin Garrix, and landed collaborations with Zedd and Tchami. Finding fans outside of the electronic circuit, Curbi teamed up with Supercell, one of Europe’s leading game development companies, by creating their “Brawl Stars Anthem.”
dadá Joãozinho- Cuidado!
São Paulo based artist João Rocha has announced his debut album as dadá Joãozinho. Unfolding like a genre-agnostic mixtape, tds bem Global (out August 31st via Innovative Leisure) is front-loaded with irresistible and effortless rhythms, careening across musical universes like a psychedelic fever-dream. Lead single “Cuidado!” introduces dadá’s hip hop chops as the analog synth and drum machine track weaves like a commuter in São Paulo during rush hour. “This song is about watching out and taking care of the loved ones around” he explains, “I was dealing with too much moving around, always on transit, and this instability had profound effects on how I was dealing with affection. I realized I needed to be more careful with my people.”
deadmau5 x Benny Benassi x Gary Go- The Veldt Cinema (BYNX Edit)
Over the last several months, TikTok and Instagram have been buzzing with excitement over a mashup of two decade-plus old iconic tracks from Ultra Records catalogue–“Cinema” by Benny Benassi and Gary Go and deadmau5 “The Veldt”–created by top emerging electronic music producer BYNX. Today, June 9, Ultra Records is pleased to offer the mashup as a proper single release “The Veldt Cinema (BYNX Edit)” by deadmau5 x Benny Benassi x Gary Go.
Desert Mambas- In The Middle
The band is pleased to share “In The Middle” the second track to be released from the forthcoming EP. The song is available now on all streaming services and the official video, directed by Brit Ko, can be shared at YouTube.
Dogs in a Pile Tour
Dogs In A Pile just announced tour dates for fall of 2023 with marquee stops in Chicago, Nashville and Boston. Pre-sale begins June 7th, and tickets go on sale Friday, June 9th.
9/7 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
9/9 Basement East Nashville, TN
9/10 Cohab Space High Point, NC
9/27 The Summit Columbus, OH
9/28 Magic Bag Ferndale, MI
9/29 Mr. Smalls Pittsburgh, PA
10/6 NY Harvest Festival Trumansburg, NY
10/7 The Sinclair Boston, MA
10/12 Elevation 27 Virginia Beach, VA
12/7 5 Points Music Sanctuary Roanoke, VA
12/8 Pour House Raleigh, NC
Embassy One Remixes
In March 2023, leading German record label Embassy One announced a pioneering collaboration with music NFT marketplace twelve x twelve to launch a series of high profile remixes; inviting some of electronic music’s biggest artists to reimagine a selection of dance music’s most iconic records. Kickstarting the project with Roger Sanchez’s ‘Black Rain’ remix of Betoko’s Raining Again, the Berlin-based collaborators now unveil the next band of remixers to join the ongoing initiative.
Electronic music innovator Eprom, revered for his boundary-pushing work in sonic and visual arts, is thrilled to announce the release of his long-awaited first LP in a decade, Syntheism, on June 9th. Eprom, birth name Alexander Dennis, has captivated audiences and critics alike with his multi-faceted sound that eschews genre labels in favor of raw computer outputs, experimental techniques, breakbeat manipulation, and complex rhythms that evoke tension and release.
Essential Forever- Getting Easier
Heaney attributes the bargain section at record stores as a key part to forming his solo outlet, Essential Forever. When first sharing the project with his album There’s A Lot Still To Say About Essential Forever via Earth Libraries two years ago, Heaney sought to create the fictional persona of an undiscovered dollar bin crooner.
Fat Westbrook & Cedric St. Louis – Castor & Pollux
In Greek Mythology, Castor and Pollux make up the gemini twins, who made the sacrifice of a lifetime for one another in order to live eternally, agreeing to spend half their time on Earth, and the other half amongst the stars. Five years ago, Cedric St. Louis was making major strides in the Bronx, performing at underground shows and growing a lasting and unique fan base in New York. Fat Westbrook knew this, and came to Cedric and said “I have an idea, and I think you can it to the next level.” And in the Spring Valley suburbs, Cedric took a long look at Westbrook and said “You know what? Let’s make it happen.”
fussy – skin graft
Experimental electronic-pop singer-songwriter fussy isn’t afraid to be bold.
fussy releases “skin graft“ via Create Music Group – an explosive, playful banger that sees the artist exploring new and exciting vocal deliveries. With co-production by fussy and Greg Hvnsen, the track is filled to the brim with glitchy drums, harrowing sound design, and a towering, unforgettable vocal performance – a true masterclass in bombastic hyperpop stylization.
glaive- all i do is try my best
“all i do is try my best,” the new song from 18-year-old breakout glaive, debuts today alongside a video directed by Adrian Villagomez—listen here and watch here. The track is taken from the artist’s debut album, i care so much that i dont care at all, set for release July 14 on Interscope Records—pre-save/pre-order here.
Goodbye Karelle- Sneakers
Now marks the release of the second ever single by Goodbye Karelle, a new musical project led by singer-songwriter, actress, and poet Karelle Tremblay. “Sneakers” follows “Moonroad” as the earliest music in a promising career and the first glimpses at her forthcoming debut album Hugh Greene & the Lucies Made Me, which she wrote and brought to life alongside Quebec producer Jean-Philippe Levac.
Greta Van Fleet- Farewell For Now
Grammy-winning rock band Greta Van Fleet is debuting their new track “Farewell For Now.”
“On ‘Farewell For Now’ we express the sentiment of our longing to stay on stage and savor the magic created by the audience-music phenomena,” notes bassist Sam Kiszka. “But we must pack up and go to the next place to do it all over again; as always, we’ll be back soon.”
HI-LO is back on his burgeoning HILOMATIK imprint with the release of his latest single, ‘Bonzai’. Inspired by a Japanese phrase with dual meanings (it’s used to represent both “long life” and as a cheer of enthusiasm), this new single follows hot on the heels of recent 2023 HI-LO releases: ‘Brazil,’ ‘Arpeggio’ (with Space 92), his ‘Pura Vida EP’ the debut release on HILOMATIK which also received a standout remix from Wehbba, and his two-track ‘Nirvana EP’ with Reinier Zonneveld.
HOLLY- Sadness EP
Portuguese producer HOLLY releases his seven-track Sadness EP, the second chapter of the Minha Vida trilogy, via his own iLex label. Delving deep into his personal experiences and reflecting on melancholic feelings in order to write the record, HOLLY’s authentic emotional expression throughout the Sadness EP is captivating and refreshing. HOLLY’s artistic versatility and ability to experiment with different styles and genres is on full display throughout the Sadness EP.
Hunter Daily- Die in LA
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Hunter Daily returns with the long-awaited release of her debut EP, Die In LA (out now via all DSPs). The project sees Daily sharing heartfelt indie-pop tracks on which she bares her soul and shares stories of the real struggles (such as depression, self-doubt, and longing) that she’s faced despite the facade of having grown up in a glamorous place like Los Angeles.
Ira Wolf- Find Less
Ira processes life’s ups and downs and alchemizes them into fascinating folk with alternative experimentation and unassuming pop appeal. Much like how she travels the world in her trusty van, the music sonically echoes a sense of nomadic freedom, while it lyrically channels the intimacy of her own little world.
Earmarking Ira’s journey, “Find Less” came at the end of the process. Over lithely plucked acoustic guitar, she undergoes a transformation projected aloud in her biting lyrics.”Find Less” draws from feeling insecure about being ‘too much’ and processing heavy emotions of anger and bitterness. “If someone says you’re too much enough times, you might start to believe it. I did…..For years I practiced making myself smaller. I’d been told that my voice was too loud, my stature too intimidating, my emotions too big.”
“I found ways of making myself smaller so as not to take up space or be ‘too much’ for other people,” she admits. “A year removed from the relationship, I was feeling more confident. I was returning to who I was beyond being someone’s partner. I basically wanted to say, ‘If you think I’m too much, go find less’.”
Israel Nash- Ozarker
Celebrated Texas-via-Missouri singer-songwriter Israel Nash and Soundly Music are excited to announce the Friday, October 20 release of his brand new album titled Ozarker (pre-save/pre-order HERE). Recorded with producer Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne), Nash’s rousing new collection is an ode to his roots. But more than that, it’s a meditation on love and family, on the beauty and the pain we pass down through generations, on the ties that bind us through good times and bad.
Jessie Murph- Texas feat. Maren Morris
Grammy-winning artist Maren Morris returns today, contributing vocals to a new track, “Texas,” by rising artist Jessie Murph.
Jickow- Escapism / Echoes
On the heels of his stunning January-released 2-tracker Nóstra Dóna De La Gárdia, which included a Nick Muir rework, French progressive maestro Jickow returns with another slick double-sider, Escapism / Echoes. Both tracks encapsulate the essence of Jickow’s darker, peak-time-primed sound, contrasting his last EP, which boasts rich, ethereal sonic textures.
JOHN- Service Stationed
Brace Yourself Records, Pets Care Records and London punks JOHN — comprised of John Newton (drums, lead vocals) and Johnny Healey (guitar, backing vocals) — are excited to announce the Friday, September 22 release of the band’s new album, A Life Diagrammatic. The follow-up to 2021’s Nocturnal Manoeuvres, which broke new ground for the band by crashing the top 75 of the UK albums chart, A Life Diagrammatic is a record that harnesses the punch and intensity of the band’s blistering live shows with its increasingly textural, cinematic and expressive sensibilities. “We wanted to further explore the space and ambience of our instrumentation,” says Newton. “To offer an album that deliberately pushes and pulls in a multitude of directions throughout its duration.”
John Summit- Where You Are feat. Hayla (GRiZ Remix)
American DJ and producer GRiZ releases the first official remix of John Summit’s hit single ‘Where You Are’ featuring UK artist Hayla. The remix showcases GRIZ’s signature sound, adding a taste of wonky beats and uplifting melodies to the original.
Joris Delacroix- Stuck In Melodies
Following his dynamic solo offering Lorena earlier this year, French artist Joris Delacroix returns to Armada Music with a timeless progressive cut, Stuck In Melodies – out now on all streaming platforms.
Julian Jordan – Losing My Head (Andruss Remix)
Andruss has unveiled an exhilarating remix of Julian Jordan’s hit single, ‘Losing My Head.’ ‘Losing My Head’ perfectly encapsulates Julian Jordan’s ability to infuse his tracks with an unparalleled level of energy while maintaining a sense of accessibility. Andruss’ remix showcases a new captivating sonic experience that transcends genres and captivates listeners from all walks of life.
Grammy-nominated Nigerian dance-pop vocalist Kah-Lo releases her new single ‘Karma’ on Epic Records.
Following on the heels of her fierce single ‘fund$’, Kah-Lo continues to dazzle with her unabashed lyricism and playful bravado with ‘Karma’. Flaunting her genre-blending tendencies, Kah-Lo’s unique palate of pop, R&B, and house music combine on ‘Karma’, with her sultry vocals shining amidst slinky basslines and snappy percussion. Enveloped with Kah-Lo’s bewitching personality, ‘Karma’ is masterfully dichotic as it captures Kah-Lo’s inspiring self-confidence while simultaneously exposing her deep vulnerabilities. With ‘Karma’, Kah-Lo looks inward to unravel her own “toxic feminine energy”, learning to accept and overcome her flaws.
KAZIMI- Fever Dream
KAZIMI, the indie-pop and folk-rock artist based in NYC, shares the single “Fever Dream,” the second track from her debut album River Run out later this year.
Kid Francescoli- Run Run
Following the earlier releases of new singles “1986” and “You Are Everywhere” (ft. Turbo Goth), today, Kid Francescoli (the electro-pop project of French musician Mathieu Hocine) finally unveils details on his forthcoming LP, Sunset Blue (due September 22), and shares a third track off the record, “Run Run.”
Killah Priest- Mystery Channel
Killah Priest has remained prolific for nearly three decades, from Wu-Tang Clan to his own solo records to featured work. He’s contributed to seminal albums like GZA’s Liquid Swords and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers, not to mention debuting his solo career with the critically acclaimed Heavy Mental.
Announcing yesterday with the lead single “Mystery Channel” in The FADER, the LA-based rapper will be sharing his EP Mystery Channel via 600 Block Records on August 11th.
Japanese-Australian sibling electronic duo Lastlings release their new single ‘Gravity’, out now on RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue Records. ‘Gravity’ serves as the fifth and final single off their forthcoming sophomore album Perfect World, due out June 23rd.
Layton Giordani- Phantom
Always great to have a Layton Giordani EP dropping on Drumcode. The young producer has put a lot of energy into developing his sound signature and we see this in full effect across new two-tracker ‘Phantom’.
Levi Evans- Chronic
Multi-talented 23-year-old Irish-American indie artist Levi Evans is excited to present the music video for his brand new single “Chronic,” the second song to be lifted from his forthcoming debut EP out this fall. An electro-indie rock jam that finds Evans examining the false sense of invincibility young people feel before being met by a harsher reality, “Chronic” was co-written and co-produced with up-and-coming LA producer Dex Barstad.
Life on Planets- FEELS INTL
Baltimore born, Los Angeles based prolific multi-instrumentalist, producer and vocalist Life on Planets joins the Fool’s Gold family to release his four track house EP, FEELS INTL. The Soul Clap and Seven Davis Jr. collaborator is a welcome addition to the Fool’s Gold roster, delivering a soulful take on house music that combines a bedroom feel with club-ready grooves. The FEELS INTL EP showcases Life on Planets’ anthemic late night vocals over thumping basslines.
Following his SOLD-OUT European headlining BEN TOUR, multi-diamond certified, GRAMMY® award winning artist Macklemore has announced a new date for his hometown of Seattle at the Climate Pledge Arena on December 21. Artist pre-sale starts Wednesday, June 7 at 9AM local and the Hometown Team pre-sale starts Wednesday, June 7 at 11AM local. Both presales end Thursday, June 8 at 10PM local before the general on-sale on Friday, June 9 at 9AM local.
THE BEN TOUR – NORTH AMERICA
09/17 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
09/19 – Anthem – Washington, DC
09/21 – MGM Music Hall at Fenway – Boston, MA
09/22 – The Rooftop at Pier 17 – New York, NY
09/23 – The Met – Philadelphia, PA
09/26 – Rebel – Toronto, ON
09/27 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
09/29 – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
09/30 – Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
10/01 – Armory – Minneapolis, MN
10/03 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
10/05 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/07 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
10/08 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
10/10 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA
10/11 – Adams Center Arena – Missoula, MT
10/12 – Idaho Central Arena – Boise, ID
10/14 – The Masonic – San Francisco, CA
10/17 – Arizona Financial Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
10/18 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
12/21 – Climate Pledge Arena – Seattle, WA – **NEW DATE**
For more information, go to: https://macklemore.com
maeve & quinn- Green Was The Color
maeve & quinn share the music video for their single “Green Was The Color” off their previously released EP from 2018 Something Overheard, Something Overhead. The video serves to accentuate the almost ethereal nature of the track by offering vivid images of flowers, swirling colors, hazy reflections, blended with footage of the twin-sisters, all artfully set in space in such a way that allows each image the chance to coalesce into one, making every moment unique. The result is a captivating alt-pop and simultaneously folk-inspired experience that feels like a dream.
Majestic & Jem Cook- Free
Majestic and Jem Cook release new single “Free” on Insomniac Records.
UK multi-hyphenate Majestic has become a leading voice on the global dance music circuit in more ways than one, positioning himself as an all-around threat by mastering the art of the MC, DJ, radio presenter, and hit-making producer. He’s joining forces with London’s acclaimed singer-songwriter Jem Cooke on their new collab for Insomniac Records. Eliciting the same liberating feelings suggested in its title, “Free” is a proggy house single spilling over with serotonin. Cook’s stunning vocals feel carefree and commanding all at once, glowing with euphoria afforded to it by the track’s pluck-powered groove, swelling strings, lush orchestral atmospherics, and a classic piano house breakdown to boot.
Mantra of the Cosmos- Gorilla Guerilla
Happy Mondays’ and Black Grape’s Shaun Ryder and Bez have joined forces with Zak Starkey (The Who/Oasis) and Andy Bell (RIDE/Oasis) for Mantra of the Cosmos, a cosmic collision of Britain’s best and most influential. Cooked up in a remote studio in outer space, Mantra of the Cosmos are the hum of the universe and the pulsating musical pathway to the beyond, now ready to unleash their stellar psychedelic assault onto the world with their debut single, ‘Gorilla Guerilla’ – out today via BMG.
Mike Kerrigan- Liquid Dreams EP
San Francisco producer Mike Kerrigan releases his two-track Liquid Dreams EP, out now via Dirtybird Records.
Following a number of hit collaborations on the label, Mike Kerrigan returns to Dirtybird with his debut solo effort. A true testament to his status as one of this year’s Dirtybird Players, Liquid Dreams is an imaginative and refined two-track EP from the rising producer and DJ. Offering the flock an instantly enticing listening experience, its titular track is a wondrously wonky house cut filled with deep basslines and cheeky vocal chops. ‘Liquid Dreams’ is complemented by ‘G2g’, a riveting 5-minute venture through textured synth melodies and crisp percussion. With Liquid Dreams, Mike Kerrigan cements his status as a Dirtybird artist to watch.
Mipso – Carolina Rolling By
North Carolina based indie-Americana folk quartet Mipso announce their propulsive sixth studio album Book of Fools, due out August 18. The album is available to pre-order on vinyl now here. Alongside the announcement, the band shares the first taste of the project with “Carolina Rolling By” out everywhere now. The track acts as an ode to driving through their home state and discovering beauty that exists alongside pain. Plus, the band will hit the road on a lengthy tour across North America beginning in Portsmouth, NH on August 17 with tickets on sale now via mipsomusic.com/tour.
MisterWives – Ultraviolet
New York City/Los Angeles-based alt-pop group MisterWives share track and video, “Ultraviolet” out everywhere now. The stripped-down latest track uncovers the struggles that lie beneath the surface in pursuit of self-love. The band’s highly anticipated fourth studio album Nosebleeds is due out July 14 and available for pre-order now. Plus, The Don’t Look Down Tour with Bishop Briggs will set out across North America this fall beginning September 8 with tickets on sale now via misterwives.com/tour.
Morgan Page & Edwin- Greenlight
Rising Honduran-American DJ and producer, Edwin teams up with Morgan Page for his latest collection of tracks. The 2-track “Greenlight” EP features a new club single from the rising talent accompanied by an official remix from Grammy-nominated producer Morgan Page. Edwin’s original blends elements of deep and progressive house, while Page’s rework ups the ante to deliver an invigorating piano house cut. Both versions of “Greenlight” are due for release on 6/9.
MTAMB is the collaborative endeavor between MTA music festival (天漠音乐节) and Los Angeles-based Independent promoter Minty Boi Presents. It’s a one-night only event at NYC’s Knockdown Center, featuring headliner Sky Ferreira, plus Current Joys, Clams Casino, ABRA, and more!
Ticket link: https://link.dice.fm/mH76M63CjAb
Nate Brazier- Teasing The Thread
Following the release of his acclaimed club-rooted debut project YSK, South London-born artist + producer Nate Brazier today returns with a brand new single ‘Teasing The Thread’, out now via Parlophone. To celebrate the release, Nate has shared a dynamic straight-to-camera performance video directed by Sarah E.
Nathan Dawe- 0800 HEAVEN
BRIT-nominated DJ/producer Nathan Dawe is back with the new single ‘0800 HEAVEN’ – a tour de force summer collaboration with Joel Corry and Ella Henderson.
NEIL FRANCES- Head Straight
Los Angeles duo NEIL FRANCES (Jordan Feller and Marc Gilfry) are excited to share their new single, “Head Straight,” featuring up-and-coming LA hip hop artist St. Panther who blends their flows with the dance-ready daytime disco NEIL FRANCES are known for. The track is the first official offering from their to-be-announced sophomore album, which the duo has been busy in the studio working on, and follows 2022 singles “High” featuring PawPaw Rod and “She’s Just The Type Of Girl” featuring dreamcastmoe.
Night Talks- Roll On
LA-based indie rock/pop trio Night Talks share their bouncy, bright track and ominous video “Roll On” out everywhere now. “Roll On” takes an energetic, dynamic look at isolation to find slices of hope and amusement.
Noah Cyrus Tour
GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum selling RECORDS/Columbia Records artist Noah Cyrus announces a string of headlining summer and fall tour dates in support of her critically acclaimed debut album, The Hardest Part. The 22-city tour kicks off August 24 at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC and includes stops in Spokane, Portland, Seattle, Boulder, St. Louis, Orlando, Charlotte, Richmond, Detroit, Indianapolis and more before concluding September 30 in Louisville, KY.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
08/24 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC^
08/26 – Snohomish Block Party – Snohomish, WA**
08/27 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA^
08/29 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID^
08/31 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR^
09/01 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR^
09/02 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA^
09/04 – Alaska State Fair – Palmer, AK**
09/06 – Ogden Twilight – Ogden, UTZ**
09/07 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO^
09/09 – Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO^
09/10 – Moon River Festival – Chattanooga, TN**
09/12 – The Beacham – Orlando, FL^
09/13 – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL^
09/15 – The Senate – Columbia, SC^
09/16 – The Underground @ Fillmore – Charlotte, NC^
09/17 – Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC^
09/19 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA^
09/20 – The National – Richmond, VA^
09/21 – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA^
09/23 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH^
09/24 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI^
09/26 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI^
09/27 – MegaCorp Pavilion – Newport, KY^
09/28 – Deluxe at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN^
09/30 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY^
10/01 – Treeline Music Festival – Columbia, MO**
**Festival or Fair Performance
Noah Guy- BROTHER’S KEEPER
Philadelphia-raised, Los Angeles-based soul-pop singer/songwriter Noah Guy releases his new single “BROTHER’S KEEPER” featuring Emmy Award-winning saxophonist Braxton Cook.
NoNameLeft – Supercluster EP
One of the brightest acts to emerge onto the European techno circuit over the past few years, Hungarian duo NoNameLeft has carved out an impressive early reputation through the immense quality of their productions and the hard-hitting impact of their DJ sets.
Paul Morrell & Sonique- Only You
UK based DJ / Producer Paul Morrell teams up with Brit & Ivor Novello Award winning artist Sonique for
their forthcoming single “Only You’” to be released on WA Records on May 26th 2023.
Paul van Dyk – Beautiful Life
Paul van Dyk kicks off the Ibiza season at SHINE with the club’s official anthem song, “Beautiful Life.” The new single, produced in collaboration with Marc van Linden and Sue McLaren is available June 9 on VANDIT Records.
Pontifexx, AXXE, Ventura – No Air
In an unprecedented display of musical synergy, renowned artists Pontifexx, AXXE, Ventura, and the talented singer-songwriter Aya have joined forces to release their latest single, ‘No Air.’ This track is a testament to the power of collaboration, showcasing the unique contributions of each artist and their profound connection to both modern melodic-wave sounds and timeless EDM anthems.
Hot off a string of dates supporting Lewis Capaldi, Kali Uchis, and SZA this month ahead of Glastonbury Festival, global star RAYE today announces her debut headline Australian performances for February 2024, as part of her world tour across the UK, Europe, and USA. Presented by Handsome Tours and Laneway Presents and proudly supported by triple j across Australian dates, the artist pre-sale begins Wednesday, June 7 (10 AM Local time), with general public on-sale available from Friday, June 9th (10 AM Local Time).
Reid Jenkins- Last Love
This new catalog of music is a striking and stunning statement of intent from the rising singer-songwriter. Reid provides intricate songwriting at its best, but with all the glorious messiness that comes from being human. Jenkins tackles heavy and universal themes, aimlessness, malaise, and the general sense that your direction in life might be yet undecided—but he does so with such a gorgeous touch that practically begs for repeat listens, if only to unearth the deeper meanings within.
“Last Love” is a luscious, soft, and heartfelt track detailing Reid’s long-distance relationship with his boyfriend deciding to stay in the US or move to another country for his partner. It’s a love song that features stunning harmonies as well as a beautiful string section.
Saint Harison- lost a friend
With co-signs from the likes of SZA, Bieber and Elton John, it’s undeniable that British up-and-comer Saint Harison is one of the most exciting artists to emerge in 2023. Today, he shares his brand-new video for ‘lost a friend,’ the latest focus track taken from his debut EP of the same title.
Sarah Kinsley- Ascension
The much-anticipated new EP from breakout artist Sarah Kinsley—Ascension—is out now, her debut with Verve Forecast and Decca UK.
Of the EP, she describes, “Ascension is about this unknown, ethereal place—the islands we create with people we have loved, where our phrases with them live, where our conversations outlast us, where every moment we have experienced lives again and again. It’s an eternal paradise,” Kinsley details. “This is the center of this EP: the treasure, the collection of shining memories I carry, I ascend to.”
SOMMA, Maz, and Coach Harrison- Body Language
On June 2, SOMMA, Maz, and Coach Harrison release ‘Body Language’, an elegant yet magnetic composition which draws from each collaborator’s unique background and musical style, via Miami record label and party series Hurry Up Slowly.
Staysick releases his follow-up single “Dis” on Gud Vibrations. Sharing the assets for track below.
Calgary-based producer Staysick is a Canadian bass producer who has been carving out his own corner of the dubstep genre with a slew of brain-bashing tracks that are challenging to categorize. He’s returning to NGHTMRE and Slander‘s Gud Vibrations imprint with his follow-up single after his previous four-track EP last year. “Dis” is forged with his signature spacious yet head-splitting sound design, an anabolic dubstep track marked by distortion-laced synth riffs, wall-rattling low-end filth, swinging percussion, hip-hop vocal chops, commanding horns, and ominous string melodies adding tension during the low points.
Super Duper- Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye/ Bloom Bouquet
Super Duper, the talented Nashville-based producer and artist, is set to captivate music lovers once again with his upcoming double release “Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye / Bloom Bouquet.” These highly anticipated singles are scheduled to drop on June 8th, marking the final pair of releases leading up to Super Duper’s forthcoming album.
The Bellwether, the new independent multi-genre live music and nightlife destination located in the heart of Los Angeles, announces its first round of confirmed shows in 2023, featuring an all-star lineup of genre-spanning artists. Opening night of Los Angeles’ newest entertainment hub kicks off on July 11 with electronic rock duo Phantogram’s first LA show in three years. Also coming to The Bellwether’s state-of-the-art 1600 capacity room opening week is a very special two-night run with LA’s very own HAIM, Puerto Rican duo Buscabulla, electronic artist TYCHO, Animal Collective member Panda Bear and Sonic Boom, and a “3 Day Takeover” with Porter Robinson (Presenting: No Originals DJ Set on July 27, air2earth on July 28, and Porter Robinson DJ Set on July 29).
The Janutee- Ishmael
The Janutee have unveiled “Ishmael,” the second single off of their forthcoming record Anything coming out via Regime Music Group on July 14th. The release is accompanied by a stop-motion animated lyric video that can be viewed HERE.
The Mortal Prophets- Born Under A Bad Sign
Recently, NYC experimental rock outfit The Mortal Prophets (helmed by John Beckmann) announced the forthcoming arrival of their sophomore LP, Dealey Plaza Blues, in addition to sharing the record’s first single and title track, “Dealey Plaza Blues” (with an accompanying video directed by Michele Civetta). Today finds the arrival of the album’s second single, “Born Under a Bad Sign.”
The String Cheese Incident- Lend Me A Hand
The String Cheese Incident are thrilled to announce their first studio album in over six years, Lend Me A Hand. The new collection of songs showcases the full depth and character of their songwriting like never before, ultimately delivering some of their most intimate and emotionally potent material to date.
The Sweet Serenades – Akhilia
It’s been three years since Swedish one man-band The Sweet Serenades’ last album release, City Lights. An album filled with dark synths and programmed beats – now the band is back with a more playful sound. Previous songs from the band have traveled around the world thanks to touring, dedicated fans and features in TV-shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, The Fosters and Teen Wolf.
Tokyo Fan Club – Circles (Marc Romboy Remix)
Following the critically acclaimed release of Tokyo Fan Club’s debut album We Live Electric back in November 2022, Bedrock Records welcomes back label mainstay Marc Romboy to remix one of the album’s standout offerings, Circles. Marking his latest return to the esteemed UK imprint after multiple EP releases and remixes, Marc Romboy’s remix of Circles is out now across all streaming platforms.
Unitea is the first engage-to-earn social media platform encouraging authentic connections between musical artists and their fans by inviting users to “Create, Connect, Collect.” Unitea encourages users to showcase their fandom by creating short-form videos soundtracked by their favorite songs, as well as streaming and sharing music. By engaging in the Unitea platform, fans earn digital tokens that are exchanged for blockchain-authenticated, artist-focused rewards and experiences.
At the upcoming edition of Dirtybird CampINN, taking place Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11 in Orlando, Unitea board member Barclay Crenshaw (aka Claude VonStroke) will host 50 people for an intimate listening party to share an exclusive preview of his unreleased music.
House music enthusiasts can trade in their digital tokens for tickets to upcoming shows at New York City’s illustrious, cavernous venue, The Brooklyn Mirage. The eligible shows are with UK house duo Gorgon City on Friday, June 23, and Australian house legend Sonny Fodera on Friday, July 14, 2023.
Ultra Records- U R House
Ultra Records delivers the inaugural compilation of their new U R DJ Mix Series, which breathes new life into their iconic Ultra Dance compilation series that originally launched in physical format in 2002. Taking on the duties of mixing the first installment of the series, U R House, is Ultra Records president David Waxman, who is set to carry on the tradition, reimagined for the modern era of streaming.
Vacations and Last Dinosaurs- TOURZILLA
Australian indie-rock bands Vacations and Last Dinosaurs announce TOURZILLA, their co-headline North American tour that kicks off at All Things Go Festival on September 30th and concludes on November 15th in Mexico City, with stops at NYC’s Webster Hall on October 12th and The Novo DTLA on November 12th. A full list of dates can be found below.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://tourzilla.life/.
Vallis Alps- You & I
Following their sold-out Australian tour dates, Vallis Alps share the latest prismatic preview from their anticipated debut album Cleave (out August 24), with new single ‘You & I‘. With the release, Vallis Alps are elated to share the details of their USA tour across September-October, with tickets on sale now.
Viiq, Kiral, and Todd Stucky – Touch Ground
Combining their talents, Viiq, Kiral, and Todd Stucky present the electrifying melodic/progressive house track “Touch Ground,” available now on Hysteria Records.
Walker- you and i
Chicago songwriter and guitar virtuoso Walker Landgraf started sharing his second full-length album just about two months after his debut from late last year, Phew. Simply sharing his music as Walker, the prolific home recording artist just shared the fourth single from the upcoming album Good Man, the soulful and home-recorded “you and i” that he dedicates to all the classic love songs that use the same title.
Wenzday- Like That feat. Tyler Graves
Wenzday releases her follow-up single “Like That” ft. Tyler Graves on IN / ROTATION. Sharing assets for the release below in case you’re interested in covering it.
Las Vegas-bred, L.A-based producer Wenzday is an Asian American producer who has found breakout success by blurring the lines sitting between house and bass music. She’s returning to Insomniac’s offshoot imprint IN / ROTATION with the follow-up from her debut four-track EP on the label in 2019. On her new single “Like That,” she recruits the vocal talents of LA singer-songwriter Tyler Graves, resulting in a frisky tech house cut bolstering Graves’ naughty hook and a dark, chunky groove.
Yam Haus- Sandcastle
Minneapolis-based indie alt-rock trio and Big Loud Rock signees Yam Haus release the acoustic version of their acclaimed new single “Sandcastle,” the band’s punchy and jangly pop-punk metaphor for life that examines just how frail and unexpected our existence can be. A melancholic acceptance of the past few years, “Sandcastle” serves as the trio’s second offering for the label in the lead up to its new EP that will be released this fall.
Internationally acclaimed musician Yungblud has returned with a landmark new single ‘Lowlife,’ out now via Locomotion/Geffen Records, following a premiere with Zane Lowe on Apple Music. His breakneck voyage through the alt cosmos continues, with ‘Lowlife’ marking a fresh new era – visually, sonically and creatively – for the artist who has undeniably become the voice of Gen-Z, using his music to unite and empower the youth of today.
Zyon – No Fate (Adam Beyer Remix)
A collective formed by dance music heavyweights Sven Väth, Matthias Hoffmann and Steffen Britzake (B-Zet), Zyon were one of the first electronic acts to grace the iconic Eye Q Records, gaining immediate worldwide acclaim for their 1992 hit No Fate. The trance offering became a staple amongst the electronic music community, and following a cover by Scooter in 1997, it was clear that the record’s impact would be felt for years to come. Having remained relatively untouched for the past two decades, No Fate now receives a new lease of life through a string of contemporary reworks, reminding the next generation of dance music followers of its historic importance.