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Friday, March 31, 2023

M-Dot x Erick Sermon feat. Alexander Padei - "HoopHop" + Album Pre-Order

Acclaimed Boston MC/Producer M-Dot connects with the EPMD/Def Squad legend Erick Sermon for "HoopHop," an upbeat funk/soul-sampled banger, the likes of which only the Green Eyed Bandit could provide. On the track, M-Dot chronicles an origin story of how a college basketball scholarship was the catalyst to him ironically furthering his growth as an emcee. He goes on to explain how in serendipitous fashion his pursuit of basketball led to him meeting his rap crew EMS, forging a lifelong brotherhood that still exists today. The chorus is provided by fellow Boston-Bred and currently Miami based singer Alexander Padei who brings the entire record together with a paramountly catchy hook.

The single is taken from the upcoming and long-awaited sequel "egO anD The eneMy 2: A Dissolute Paradise" dropping 4/21 on Bandcamp (Digital Download + Collector's Edition Splash Colored Vinyls) and then hitting streaming services on 5/5. Pre-Order the album now and get the FREE Bandcamp Exclusive "Avenues" prod. by 88-Keys. (The bonus song with another legendary producer, 88-Keys, is available right away as a Bandcamp exclusive to those that pre-order the album).

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Copywrite - "Silence" (Video) (Prod. by Camu Tao)

Death is never easy to talk about. It's the ever familiar cycle of life that we never really get used to. It's the part of life that we don't understand and quite frankly flat out refuse to accept in most cases. On his latest single "Silence" the Columbus, Ohio vet Copywrite pays homage to his fallen MHz brother Camu Tao (R.I.P.), who also coincidentally produced the track. The song can be found on Copy's latest album "The High Exhaulted II: Scene One" via Man Bites Dog Records Bandcamp. Check it out now on all platforms!

Sunday, March 26, 2023

MURS X WIARDON feat. ICECOLDBISHOP, Larry June - "Starting Lineup"

California emcee Murs & Texas beatsmith Wiardon present "Starting Lineup", featuring Larry June & ICECOLDBISHOP, the lead single from their collaboration EP speak n spellMurs is a trailblazer of first the West Coast then the global underground hiphop scene, going from selling cassettes of his music around the world with Living Legends to releasing albums with Warner Music Group, Def Jux, Rhymesayers, Strange Music and Dame Dash to name just a few. On October 13, 2016, Murs set a Guinness World Record for rapping for 24 hours non-stop during a live stream on Twitch. At age 16, Austin-based rapper/producer Wiardon's NUMBA1VIKTIM debuted with 10 songs on NUMBA1VIKTIM on SoundCloud, including a feature with Wiki. Wiardon says “I met Murs as a fan when I was super young and he followed me on social media and watched a lot of my growth as a musician so to be able to link up and do this project is special to me – shoutout murs and tim for reaching out and letting me be a part of this one.” speak n spell drops March 10th on Mid90s, which just published an article about the making of the EP (readalong with a making-of documentary (watch on Youtube).

Friday, March 24, 2023


18-year-old rapper Nazzy The Mic presents the Banga Jaxon-directed music video for "How You Feel, Pt. 2", the new single featuring Black60K from Nazzy's new album Eighteen, which also features a guest appearance from Yung.King.Cole as well as production from 3GLI and WNZ. Born Norelle Hampton, Nazzy has been rapping since the age of 6, hitting the studio since the age of 12 and released her first EP at the age of 16. Nazzy mines her real life as a Gay and Muslim teen and product of inner-city Philadelphia, painting a visceral image as a prolific storyteller. Growing up she's witnessed violence and experienced trauma, love and loss, conflicts between her religion and her sexuality. She turns the booth into a therapy session to communicate her problems, feelings, and thoughts on the mic. Nazzy has been featured in popular music publications such as Elevator Mag, Wordplay, Notion, and many more. The "How You Feel" video comes on the heels of visuals for "Hopeless, Pt. 2" (Youtube). Eighteen is out now on Firebrand Entertainment.

Abyss - "Magnum Opus" (Album) ft. Reks, Slaine, Milez Grimez, Ren Thomas, Big Dese & more

Massachusetts rapper Abyss unveils his momentous "Magnum Opus" album, an extraordinary culmination of years in the making! The captivating craftsmanship shines through its multifaceted sound - from hard-hitting bars and lyrical prowess, to inspirational songs that anyone can relate to. Backed by features from Reks, Slaine, Milez Grimez, Ren Thomas, Big Dese & more, plus production courtesy of veteran producers The Arcitype and Stu-Bangas just for starters. Abyss' new album is an incredible showcase of his expansive musical range, giving listeners an intriguing journey into the artist's boundless creative depths. Out now on all platforms!

Faith Marie releases "More Than I Am"

Singer-Songwriter Faith Marie, has released her single “More Than I Am,” today. Released in collaboration with the label UUin, “More Than I am” is the perfect chapter to close out her debut EP. Written by Faith, “More Than I Am” is about the process of allowing yourself to let go of your inner demons. She elaborates; “up until now, this EP has been about delving into my darkness, whereas this single expresses how it was a struggle for me to let go of my demons because I was worried it was the only thing that made people connect with me. If I lost that, I wasn’t sure who I’d be. I built a whole world on this darkness and I felt like healing was betraying that, but the truth is, I’m so much more than my
darkness as well as my healing. Sometimes we get tunnel vision and forget that no matter what you believe, we are truly a part of this infinite universe and we’re not tied to any sort of emotion or anything for that matter. Remembering that from time to time can really put things into perspective and help to have deep self-compassion.”

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Messiah Kaine & Profit - 50/50 Club (prod. by Champagne Made That)

Western, MA artists Messiah Kaine and Profit (of Bangout Records) release their newest collaboration “50/50 Club” produced by Champagne Made That. Messiah Kaine sets the song off with an intro in which he states “I be pouring my heart out on these records…" and proceeds with an impressive 48 bar verse. Profit follows right behind Kaine with his own 48 bar onslaught of lyrical mastery. Both epitomize what it is to be a true emcee in this one, by giving you where they have been, who they are and what you could expect from them beyond lyics…a true statement piece. "50/50 Club" will be featured on Profit's upcoming full length album (title TBA) set to drop in April, as well as Messiah Kaine's collaborative album title “Mutiny” set to drop in May.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Dehko feat. Forever Meech & WholeHunnid Los - "Infinity" (Video)

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Dehko touched his first turntable at 12 years old. He started DJing in the underground house party scene in the suburbs of Detroit. Dehko built his cult following on the foundation of his unique Hip-Hop & Dance music mashups he would create and play live. By 18 years old Dehko would be selling out Detroit venues as a headlining act. Eager for more Dehko started producing music to grow interest outside of his hometown. Dehko followed his roots to ultimately bring the two genres of Hip-Hop & Dance music together with his debut album Tektroit . 11 tracks Released in March 2023, Tektroit breaks all the boundaries and expectations of both genres and is being described as a 'new sub-genre of dance music.' Tektroit Volume 1 features Detroit rappers such as G.T., GMO Stax, Snap Dogg, Lil Blade, & more. Dehko plans on revitalizing dance music and bridging the gap between the two genres.

Wolfman Jeckyll & Bugsy H. - Night Fall (prod. by Wolfman Jeckyll)

When bad dreams get worse the Night Terrors emerge. Veteran emcees WOLFMAN JECKYLL (Providence, RI) and Bugsy H. (Boston, MA) have combined forces to bring you "NIGHT TERRORS." A subconscious HorrorCore voyage through the mind's eye. What goes on behind the mask of macabre, mad, sick psychopaths? On their single "Night Fall" Wolfman & Bugsy paint an ominous picture of what happens after dark complete with a reggae infused hook. The "Night Terrors" project is out March 24th on all platforms and entirely produced by WOLFMAN JECKYLL.

Friday, March 17, 2023



Southern California-based Latin production clique 2livemafia presents the David G. Martinez-directed music video for "Mi Obsesion", their new single featuring Don Tonic & Don Dirty. 2livemafia and Don Tonic are part of Southern California Latin music collective GAME7, which also comprises Rey Effective, set to drop his new EP Ahora Te Perdono, which features "La Inocente" (stream the official music video), Rey's 2022 collaboration with Panamanian native Tonic. Also contributing to production on "Mi Obsesion" is Los Angeles producer Don Dirty, best known for "Gettin' Fit" (stream on Spotify), his 2021 single featuring Lechero. In 2022 2livemafia released their remix of "Low Rider" featuring Snoop Dogg (stream on Spotify). "Mi Obsesion" is out now on GAME7.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Cookiee Kawaii feat. Rocky Snyda - "Let Me Rock"

"Let Me Rock" is an invitation to feel every twist, turn, and tease of your wildest girl-on-girl fantasy. The track is part of Cookiee Kawaii's upcoming album Club Soda. Vol. 3 and immerses the listener in a euphoric world of seductive beats and velvety dipped sonicsCookiee adds, the song is for, “people who love club music but want more of a R&B vibe.” Her windswept vocals collide with a power-punching rap sequence for an intoxicating Jersey club meets R&B tinged banger that truly takes it over the top.

Cookiee Kawaii has received high acclaim from Vogue, Fader, BET, Billboard, XXL, Okayplayer, Flaunt, and New York Post to name a few. With more than 2 million monthly listeners and 1.4 million followers on TikTok, Cookiee Kawaii’s single follows her recent release "Pretty Girl" which was added at #1 on Spotify's Global Club Music, #7 on Spotify's New Music Friday Dance, along with Beast Mode Dance, Dance Rising, and This is Frequency.

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Friday, March 10, 2023


Award-winning New Zealand songwriter/singer/producer Aroly Tariq presents her self-directed and animated filmclip for her latest single "Perspective". The Melbourne-based artist is one half of the duo Audego, and has collaborated with acts such as Funkstörung, Coy Haste (Caribou), Pasobionic ,and Joelistics, garnering her support from the likes of Pigeons and Planes, The Fader, BBC Radio 1 and Triple J. A mellow alt-pop/electronic track that utilizes RnB melodies with gentle trap-inspired beats, "Perspective" is the Melbourne-based artist's third single as a solo artist and producer, which weaves her music with traditional and AI art and abstract animation, the early genesis of which can be seen on her 2016 video for "Side Effects" (watch on Youtube). Aroly has performed at festivals such as CMW, St Kilda Fest, Melbourne Music Week and Peats Ridge. Tariq says the meaning behind her new track is "based on the point-of-view shift of, ‘don't be sad it's gone, be grateful it happened,’ and I wanted the sonic movements to represent that. I produced and visually created everything, which is a beautiful way to execute a concept, because there's no artistic compromise, as opposed to working collaboratively with others. I'm loving how much I learn about production with every song I make. For example, I never thought I would use a horn sample, but this song really would be empty without it, and it's also a reminder that songs tend to write themselves and find their own way as they grow." "Perspective" is out now on Equity Distribution.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Conway The Machine & Jae Skeese Release New 'Pain Provided Profit' Project

The first signee to Conway The Machine’s Drumwork Music Group imprint, Jae Skeese appeared on two songs on the deluxe version of Conway The Machine’s From King To A GOD, and the first single, “Blood Roses,” from La Maquina.  Skeese continued his ascent by not only appearing (“Drumwork” with fellow signee 7xvethegenius) on Conway’s Shady Records debut album God Don’t Make Mistakes but also by contributing to the album’s rollout, as Skeese murked two different freestyles alongside Conway on Bootleg Kev and LA Leakers. 

After finishing up his recent sold-out Reject Mania European tour dates, and announcing his own forthcoming solo album, Won’t He Do It, Conway The Machine’s Drumwork Records Spring takeover continues with, Pain Provided Profit, his collaborative project with Jae Skeese, which is now available.    

Pain Provided Profit is the standard-bearer for what Drumwork Records values are at the core level; creating street-certified art made explicitly for the culture at large. 

Conway The Machine & Jae Skeese’s Pain Provided Profit is now available at all DSP’s via Drumwork Music Group/EMPIRE.

NTHNL - "Cosmic Flute Rides Again" (Release date: March 10, 2023)

Brooklyn Musician and Producer NTHNL's album "Cosmic Flute Rides Again" seemingly comes right out of the ether with boundless enthusiasm. The new full-length release adventurously combines Smooth Jazz, Electropop and Lo-fi Beats into an uplifting fusion that is at once both 'joyous and absurd', as NTHNL himself describes it. The end result is something akin to a Zen musical experience or the suspension of disbelief. "Cosmic Flute Rides Again" makes a strong case for not knowing when engaged in the creative process of music or life, but to forge ahead simply to see what's there.

Jacob “NTHNL” Rudin is a classically trained composer and pianist turned multi-flutist, producer and sound-healing practitioner. NTHNL expands on the meaning of the new album and what inspired him to take on this bold project. 

"I’m not quite sure why I made this album. It’s for some reason felt important to me to make a flute-fronted pop album to celebrate this instrument and to give it a wildly new context in which to sing. The flute is the oldest instrument we have evidence of, dating back at least 40000 years to both humans proper and Neanderthals. This instrument is almost as universal as music itself across human culture and serves as the gateway between the spiritual and the corporeal. 

The Cosmic Flute music is joyous and absurd. You are supposed to come away feeling free, like you have permission, like the world is huge and expansive and full of beauty and possible meaning. 

In my music I always spend a little bit of time in the shadows, but I like to return always. I think it’s super important to explore the dark, while always reaffirming the light."

The iconic and unique cover photo was taken by Dafna Steinberg with layout by Kyra Thompson.

Lead single "Our Secret" is out February 24, while the full album is out March 10.

Earthly Frames - "Taped Over" (Release date: April 3, 2023)

Maryland Experimental Rock Band The Earthly Frames mix melody with melancholy to great success on the new album "Taped Over." The album captures the many layers of founder and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Walsh's original musical vision. Not only does Gabriel handle Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Harmonica, Harmonium, and Drums. He also enlisted the help of a bevy of collaborators, who contributed Fiddle (Neil FitzGibbon), Accordion (Daire Mulhearn), Uilleann Pipes (David Stone), Harmonica (Mike Ballard), Trombone (Nikola Ristevski), Tuba (Mike Damnjanovski), Violin (Maria Grigoryeva) and Cello (Lyudmila Kadyrbaeva).

As you'd expect, the resulting musical arrangements are lush and spellbinding as music greater than the sum of its parts is forged. Wired Magazine once praised The Earthly Frames, saying, "Walsh's sound is a thick, heavy, and brooding experience pierced with beautifully melodic moments," and the description is apt.

"This is part of a ten-year project to create an album for ROYGBIV with Black and White. This album is Blue, inspired by my time in the band Timesbold." - Gabriel Walsh.

The Earthly Frames is known for chameleonic, full-stop stylistic shifts between albums. Their last album was a dark, experimental ambient affair themed on 'ecosystem degradation and the inevitable environmental collapse.' This untethered embrace of bold sounds and themes is what sets the project apart from artists who simply forge a signature and tinker with it. Walsh's work relishes in the profound and the challenging.

Listen to and purchase "Taped Over" on April 3, 2023.

Trensettahs Sound System - "La Fiebre"

Reggae-based musical collective Trensettahs Sound System are wholly dedicated to the cause on explosive new releases "La Fiebre" and the appropriately titled "Revolution".  Trensettahs Sound System was founded as 'a collective of Afro-futurists working to create and promote reggae music to fans all around the world.' With their prolific output and resounding art, the group achieve a cohesive, spiritual whole greater than the sum of it's parts while collaborating with artists and philosophies across the globe.

While most artists simply plan singles or albums, Trensettahs Sound System have planned an annual festival in Ethiopia, a collaborative album featuring artists from Jamaica, Ethiopia, Columbia and the U.S.A., as well as a 5-part docuseries that follows the collective to Columbia, Jamaica and the U.S.A. Thematically, Trensettahs Sound System resonates with social resistance and a reclamation of personal power. Knowing how critical it is to have strong limbs, this collective recruit the best of the best when it comes to collaborators. Their raucous track "La Fiebre" features celebrated vocalist Sizzla Kalonji and musical visionaries Zalama Crew, while "Revolution" features Zalama Crew.  

Trensettahs Sound System
 presents Zalama Crew featuring Sizzla Kalonji.

Trensettahs Sound System is a collective of musicians and DJ’s orchestrated by DJ Fyahman. Trensettahs Sound System has created a 3 part movement all titled the Black Sounds of Freedom; 1 – An annual festival in Ethiopia dubbed as the pilgrimage. 2 An album featuring artists in Jamaica, Ethiopia, Colombia, and the USA. 3 A 5 part docuseries that follows us to Colombia Jamaica and Ethiopia. This movement combines music with social resistance. We travel the black Diaspora and lead people to explore Africa. Trensettahs made the music for all of the collaborative features on the Black Sounds of Freedom.

Zalama Crew is music group in Cali Colombia. They are Latin Afrobeat. Their music combines Hip Hop Reggae Reggaeton and local Colombian music to form a unique South American Afrobeat sound for the world stage. Zalama Crew has been touring and producing music for over 10 years. They tour as a band and DJ sound system. Zalama Crew is featured on 2 songs on Black Sounds of Freedom. Trensettahs has made an album with Zalama that will be released by the end of the year. The album is titled Cali Music Cartel. One of the episodes of the Black Sounds of Freedom docuseries follows Zalama Crew travelling to between Jamaica and Colombia creating music and concerts and show the African roots of their home that we hear in their music.

Sizzla Kalonji is the most impactful singer in the Rastafarian movement. Sizzla is an international reggae star from Kingston Jamaica. He is one of the most commercially and critically successful contemporary reggae artists and is noted for his high number of releases.[1] As of 2022 he has released over 60 solo albums as well as 1000’s of singles and features. Sizzla is featured on 4 songs on the Black sounds of Freedom. There is a full album of Sizzla that trensettahs has produced titled, Repatriation Movement. Sizzla’s compound, Judgment Yard, is the focus of one of the episodes in the docuseries, Black Sounds of Freedom.

It is important to note, as we do consistently in the documentary, the reggae that we pursue is reggae that is the soundtrack to the Rastafarian movement. 

Blueburst - "Vanish"

Blueburst founder Craig Douglas Miller's story is one of survival and resilience in the face of clinical depression and seemingly overwhelming odds. His powerful new debut album "Vanish" comes after a 20 year musical hibernation. But after connecting with legendary guitarist Marty Willson-Piper (The Church, Noctorum, All About Eve), Miller finally found the thing he’d been sorely missing: a trusted mentor and collaborator. Marty Willson-Piper also contributes guitars and co-produces the album.

"Vanish" is filled with heavy alternative rock guitars and a simultaneous emotional angst coupled with a newfound lust for life. As such, this is an inspired release harkening back to the days of innovative Indie, Grunge and Alternative from the 90's underground.

“I wasted 20+ years doubting myself and not finishing any music. So it’s extremely gratifying to be back now with the best music I’ve ever made. And it’s been a joy doing it with one of my favorite guitarists of all time.” – Craig Douglas Miller

“Much of today’s so-called ‘alternative’ rock seems to have become just as overproduced and slick as the pop records they are supposedly an alternative to. But most of my friends, and a lot of younger people as well, are still listening to the albums we grew up with, I think because there’s a rawness and honesty in that music. That’s what we aspired to with Blueburst.” – Craig Douglas Miller

Miller’s collaborators bring in an impressive professional pedigree: drummers Michael Jerome (Better Than Ezra, Richard Thompson) and Brian Platt (The Cads), and bassist Ryan Kelly (Dayroom). And with Willson-Piper sprinkling his inimitable brand of creative, guitar work over top of Miller’s songs, the result is dynamic intelligent music that alternately crunches, chimes, jangles and pounds.  

Blurburst's lead single and title track "Vanish" will be released on March 10, 2023 on streaming platforms. Look out for the full album to be released this Fall.

Gem FM - "Con Fusion" (scheduled for release on March 23, 2023)

Musical innovator Gem FM has announced the release of his 5th album a grand Retro hybrid Electronica-meets-Rock affair entitled "Con Fusion", scheduled for release on March 23, 2023. The album features 10 new original tracks that range from ethereal trance to pulsating beats. The new collection further expands project founder James Freeman's esoteric, yes playful and rather joyous musical vision. The restless creative touches on Trance, Rock, Electronic Rock, Progressive Rock, Pop and Dance music.

Gem FM has been described as a musical chameleon and the music as intelligent, sophisticated and engaging. The music of Gem FM reflects influences from different genres resulting in a blend that is often distinctive and unique.

4banger, a cut from the Sonic Boom album, was featured on the Billboard Hot 80 playlist, as well as several others, and continues to receive steady play.

Let’s Dance, a recent single release, is gaining international attention and has received positive reviews and numerous playlist placements.
Artwork for the album was designed and created by Richard Capwell, a graphic artist, author, and dog lover who resides out in the high desert of Southern California. 

Richard created the album cover and individual images for each track on the album. Each track image is part of a puzzle piece that combines with the others to form a complete image. Richard has been working a lot lately with the Heavy Metal Bunnies.
About new track "Glide On", Freeman says it's “A tune that seemed to write itself. To me it represents the understanding that we are universal beings that temporarily inhabit biological entities like the ones here on Earth. At first, we look up then we learn to look down. Then we glide on by.”

On "Bake the Cake" he adds The thought here is to figure out what it is that you’re really supposed to be doing and get the job done. Do your own thing and polish it until people notice. And you can dance.” 
Dreamy, multi-layered, rhythmic and downright danceable, "Con Fusion" is a release electronic music fans will not want to miss.

Modern Monsters - "Malice" (Pre-Save)

Bay Area Hard Rock Band Modern Monsters deliver serious emotional intensity and sonic grit on their brazen new EP "Malice", due March 24 on streaming platforms. The quintet dig deep into their roots with equal parts anthemic melodies and lyrical mischief, drawing on influences like Faith No More, Alice in Chains and AFI to create their punchy signature sound. This new collection also features a raucous, militant, punked-up cover of Jefferson Airplane's psychedelic opus "White Rabbit" that Modern Monsters proceed to make their own. It's the perfect song choice for a band with this much Earth to scorch. Simultaneously animated and dead serious, Modern Monsters are putting their stamp on modern rock with "Malice".

Modern Monsters are still pissed off. "Malice" represents continued frustration over current issues. This EP is an expression of disdain towards societal issues, unchecked power, two-part justice systems, distractions from introspection and perilous love. The sophomore release leads the listener to develop their own personal connection to Maleficent viewpoints. They don't aim to impress, they aim to disrupt....and have a damn good time doing it.

Cosmopolis - "Parasite"

Forward-thinking Post-Punk Art Rock collective Cosmopolis cook a bitches brew of unfiltered, scathing lyricism, gutsy social commentary, and swaths of Gothic Rock, Post-Rock, Prog, Electronica and Lofi sounds on new single "Parasite". Cosmopolis don't just inhabit a uniquely dark and enigmatic space along the musical spectrum; the revel in it. With influences ranging from Swans, Nick Cave, Joy Division and Massive Attack to the ever-influential Pink Floyd, this is music geared towards a visceral experience for the listener. Music Mayhem Magazine credited the band with 'major Radiohead and David Bowie vibes', describing their music as 'unapologetically dark music and belief that the power of music can influence emotions, behaviors, and morals.'

With members hailing from Belgium, Australia and England, this international trio unite to forge a wailing banshee of sonic havoc greater than the sum of it's parts. "Parasite" finds Cosmopolis further showcasing their ability to balance layers of dissonance and chaos with disarming honesty and, yes, beauty.

"On the surface this is a tale of obsession and a dysfunctional relationship, but in Cosmopolis' new song 'Parasite' it's never clear if the parasite is the external malevolent presence or the internal self-destructive urge. As frontman Gavin reveals "maybe it's both at the same time. And maybe living in Australia, I see the dark side of nature, so it seemed like a good way to approach obsession and self-destruction". The track builds to a searing climax which combines  elegiac beauty with violence and chaos. 

This song is part of that tradition of contrasting disturbing lyrics with beautiful instrumentation. It can be compared to Atmosphere by Joy Division, Femme Fatale by the Velvet Underground, The Bed by Lou Reed, maybe some things by Nick Cave."