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The Unlikely Return Of ZZ Top

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The unlikely return of ZZ Top. It’s hard to think of a band more uniquely American than ZZ Top. The subject matter of almost all of their songs is distinctly American. Their sound is American. Even the way they dress is American. They’ve been representing American rock music since the late 1960s – and they’re not done yet. After a break of almost a decade, the band is preparing to record and release its sixteenth studio album. According to founder member Billy Gibbons, “the last laugh is yet to be heard.”

Almost everybody reading this article will have heard of ZZ Top, even if they can’t name any of the band’s greatest hits. Allow us to refresh your memory if you’re struggling. ZZ Top is the band that gave us “Gimme All Your Lovin,” Sharp Dressed Man,” “Rough Boy,” and their unique cover of “Viva Las Vegas.” They’ve been around since 1969 and are well known for being “the band with the beards.” The irony of that statement has always been that the only member of ZZ Top who doesn’t have a beard is the drummer, whose name is Frank Beard.

The unlikely return of ZZ TopThe band was prolific during its early years. ZZ Top’s first album, imaginatively and literally entitled “ZZ Top’s First Album,” was released in 1971. “Rio Grande Mud” came a year later, with “Tres Hombres” following the year after that. Then there was a two-year gap to “Fandango” in 1975 and a three-year gap between 1976’s “Tejas” and 1979’s “Deguello.” After that, things began to slow down. ZZ Top released only three albums in the 1980s and four in the 1990s. Since the turn of the century, they’ve released just two – “Mescalero” in 2003 and “La Futura” in 2012. All three of the band’s permanent members are now in their early 70s and could be forgiven for retiring. In fact, most fans probably assumed that they already had. Like the UK’s Rolling Stones, though, ZZ Top appears to want to carry on forever. Nine years on from “La Futura,” their as-yet-untitled sixteenth album should be with us before the end of 2021.

For Billy Gibbons, this will be the busiest year he’s had in decades. While the members of ZZ Top may not have recorded together in some time, all three of them have remained active in music to a greater or lesser degree. Gibbons is about to release a solo album called “Hardware,” for which he’s just released the single “My Lucky Card.” The album itself will be released through Concord on July 4th. It’s Gibbons’ third solo album, with his previous effort coming out in 2018 under the name “The Big Bad Blues.” This is the first time he’s attempted to release a solo album and a ZZ Top album within the same year. Quite how he intends to handle touring duties for the albums is unclear, although it’s entirely possible he could play songs from both recordings at the same performances. It’s to be assumed that the majority of ZZ Top’s fans will also buy Gibbons’ work.

We should perhaps have known something was going on with ZZ Top when new licensed products and merchandise began to appear earlier this year. Aside from the usual run of t-shirts, ZZ Top has decided to become the latest classic rock band to try their hand at releasing an official online slots game. From Alice Cooper to Jimi Hendrix and Megadeth, many of the band’s contemporaries have found that releasing “jukebox” games to online slots websites has turned into a lucrative side project. The official “ZZ Top – Roadside Riches” online slots game is currently scheduled to be released to slots sites like Rose Slots CA in mid-August 2021. We don’t have any significant detail about the slot this far ahead of its release, but if it’s anything like the slots we’ve seen from Guns n’ Roses and all the rest, it will be a feature-heavy attraction with high bonuses and a selection of the band’s greatest hits playing in the background to keep you spinning. It’s likely that virtual versions of the band will appear in the slot too. With revenue from recorded music lower than ever before because of the tiny fraction of profits bands receive from streaming, new ideas like this help to keep the bills paid.

While we can’t tell you anything specific about the band’s online slots game, is there anything we can tell you about the album? The answer to that question is “yes,” but sadly, not very much. In interviews, Gibbons has said that the recording process has already started. Most of the songs that will appear on it were originally written for “Hardware,” but Gibbons felt that they weren’t a good fit for his solo work and would sound better with the whole band. While he’s aiming for a late 2021 release and hasn’t experienced any issues with the process thus far, he’s not ruled out the possibility that it might slip into early 2022. Even if it does, that’s only a little over six months away. Having waited almost ten years for a new ZZ Top album, we’re sure fans won’t mind waiting a little longer to get the finished product.

The unlikely return of ZZ Top
Rock and roll was once thought to be a young person’s game, but that isn’t the case any longer. There’s a lack of high-profile rock bands coming through the ranks at the moment, so we still look to the stars of the past for entertainment. It’s apparent that so long as ZZ Top, The Who, the Rolling Stones, and Guns n’ Roses still feel able to set foot on a stage and entertain us, they’re going to keep doing so. You can add KISS to that list, too. The face-painted rockers have promised everyone that the tour they’re playing now will be the last one they ever do – but they’ve told us that before! From the Eagles to Aerosmith and even a version of the Beach Boys, the sounds of the 60s and 70s are still there to be experienced if you’re prepared to go out and find them. They can’t last forever, so enjoy them while you can!

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MTRSS Announce Collaboration with Ariel Fitz-Patrick in New Single “Your Love”

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(New York, NY) Artistic audio-visual project, MTRSS, release their new single “Your Love”, featuring Ariel Fitz-Patrick. MTRSS is a global collaborative music endeavor, while Ariel is part of the critically acclaimed Montreal-based group The Fitz-Patrick Sisters. According to Ariel, the song’s origins began in late 2020, after hearing of an exciting opportunity to work with MTRSS. “‘Your Love’ expresses how I was able to find a unique and unfailing love despite the disappointments and heartbreaks that life brings our way. Through it all, I’ve been able to find peace and stability in the love of Christ. And I’m so glad I was able to share that in this song,” she states. The single shines in its vulnerability, soulful vocals, and smooth instrumentals.

MTRSS consists of versatile artists and musicians from Pacific Russia, New Zealand, England, Germany and the United States. It’s a multimedia project that incorporates different storytelling formats: From a live ballet performed by the Bolshoi Theater in collaboration with European choreographers, to an interactive series involving AR / MR / XR. The inspiration for MTRSS happened one evening in a suburban Tokyo vinyl bar, when a small group of visiting musicians sat down for a long chat with the bar’s owner.

Rummaging through a spectacular collection of mainstream and incredibly obscure music from all over the world, the conversation turned to the idea of writing and recording analog music, relying on the nuance of humanity and expression, pulling in artists from mixed media to extend this exploration across motion and sound. The bar’s owner, Mr. Totori-san, inspired the project’s name. “Your Love” is part of Ariel Fitz-Patrick’s efforts to branch out as a solo act. On the new release with MTRSS, she says, “This opportunity has really pushed me outside of my comfort zone, propelling me to try new things with my voice and writing style.”

Ariel has opened for Grammy-award winner Tasha Cobbs, performed at the Canada Day Celebrations and Jamaica Day / Carifiesta at Parc Jean Drapeau, and was featured in Toronto’s Glass Awards. MTRSS has been called a “beautiful multi-genre piece” by Peter Coulston of Shoreditch Radio. MTRSS’s innovative pursuits eventually led the project to Los Angeles, where they delivered their vintage analog soundtrack just before the pandemic broke out. Stay tuned as MTRSS continues to pioneer their own original methods of creativity throughout 2021.

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Multi-Platinum Felix Cartal Releases “Too Late,” Featuring KROY, From Forthcoming Album “Expensive Sounds For Nice People”

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Platinum producer Felix Cartal releases his latest single, “Too Late” ft. KROY. It is taken from his upcoming album, “Expensive Sounds For Nice People,” which will be released on the 25th of June via Physical PresentsFelix‘s 4th LP also includes previous singles, such as “Mine” with Sophie Simmons, and “Love Me” (which are both certified platinum in Canada) with “Love Me” (featuring the singer Lights) also winning the Dance Recording of the Year at the Juno Awards 2020. His previous single, “Get What You Give” also reached Platinum, while “Happy Hour” with Kiiara was featured on 32 Spotify New Music Friday playlists as well as Billboard’s Best New Dance Tracks.

On “Too Late” Felix Cartal returns to his roots of feel-good music. Light, airy and untying past relationship concerns to let them drift away in the wind, the two come together to create the next positively reinforcing the track to set you on your way of self-healing. Organic piano keys meeting soaring electronic embellishments set us well on our way for a happy spring-tinged anthem.

Speaking of the single, Felix Cartal tells us: “Too Late‘ was crafted in a last-minute session in Oslo, at a setup in my Airbnb with Iselin Solheim. That’s it, no studio. I remember Iselin saying, let’s just make something we’d both love listening to. It felt grounding, and I think that opened us up to making something really authentic. I’ve been a fan of Kroy for a while, and I love collaborating with artists who aren’t traditionally from the same scene as me, and having her sing it took the track in a beautiful direction that I really love. Once I built out the production, I knew it would be the final song on my album. It feels like a conclusion to me, like a final act.”

Speaking of the single, KROY tells us: “Felix and I had been trying to work together for a few years now, and actually got into the studio a while ago, but nothing came out of it. I was so happy he thought of me for his record. The fact that this entire song was done remotely gives me hope in long-distance collaborations. That said, I cannot wait to be in the same room as Felix and celebrate our song together!

Vancouver-based Felix Cartal has collaborated with several major artists such as KaskadeR3HABGallant, and has also created official remixes for the likes of Selena GomezZeddGalantisDillon FrancisEllie GouldingDiploAnne-Marie & Doja Cat as well as Daya & Shallou‘s “Older.”  He has been featured by major Youtube channels Trap NationMrSuicideSheepMrRevillzChill NationThe Vibe GuideSelectedxKito, among others, and has earned over 360 million plays across all platforms. He has also seen support from BBC Radio 1‘s Danny Howard and Diplo & Friends, and SiriusXM Chill has also heavily supported several singles, while his Weekend Workout radio show is also featured on SiriusXM’s Diplo’s Revolution.

KROY is the avant-pop alias of Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter and composer, Camille Poliquin who is based in MontrealCanada. Her work has been supported by the likes of ViceNylonRolling StoneThe Fader, and Complex to name a few. As one half of the Milk & Bone duo, the singer has received numerous awards, including a Juno for Electronic Album of the Year (2019), an ADISQ Award (2019), and has been long-listed twice for the Polaris Prize (2015, 2018). Beyond her success as KROY and with Milk & BoneCamille has scored soundtracks and themes for projects like the 2019 documentary Sisterhood, two Cirque du Soleil shows, and several feature films.

Expensive Sounds For Nice People” Tracklist:

01. The Life (feat. Fjord)
02. Over It (feat. Veronica)
03. Harmony
04. Layover
05. Mine (with Sophie Simmons)
06. 500 Days
07. Old Self (feat. Ofelia K)
08. We Fall
09. Only One (with Karen Harding)
10. My Last Song (feat. Hanne Mjøen)
11. Love Me (with Lights)
12. Going Up
13. Happy Hour (with Kiiara)
14. Jealous
15. Hygge
16. Too Late (feat. Kroy)

 

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Felix Cartal is here to bless the masses with timeless music” – Flaunt MagazineFriday vibes are exemplified on ‘Happy Hour,’ a joyous new collab between Canadian producer Felix Cartal and anti-pop star Kiiara.” – Billboard

It goes from a cool electro place into some more mellow, halftime vibes during the hook. No earth-shattering drops, no pandering. This is just good music for great people.” – Complex

Felix Cartal has turned ‘You Get What You Give’ into a full-on EDM blast, the kind of thing you expect to hear at four A.M., as you’re waiting for the sun to rise.” – Popdust

The platinum-selling producer is back, matching his arena-level electronics to a potent pop touch.” – Clash Magazine

Mine‘ follows the producer and DJ, Taelor Deitcher’s irresistible sonic formula: melting melodic electro-pop sensibilities with slick body-shaking bass lines, this time relaying an ode to lost love with the honey vocals of singer Sophie Simmons” – Wonderland Magazine

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Monocule Teams Up With Italian Producer Jamis and Composer/Pianist/Vocalist Michael G. Moore for “Ways To Heaven.” Out Now on Protocol Recordings

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Nicky Romero returns as his underground alter ego Monocule with the new single “Ways To Heaven,” this time collaborating with rising Italian talent Jamis and British singer/songwriter/pianist Michael G. Moore. Opening with a soulful vocal line, the track quickly picks up a driving, deep bassline that has become synonymous with Monocule‘s signature style. The result is an impressive and cinematic sonic journey through the spectrum of dark progressive house music, an emotive and yet dancefloor-friendly sound, that is a quick follow-up to Monocule‘s recent EP – “Monocule Volume 2.” Jamis has previously released on ArmadaRevealedSmash The House, and Mixmash Records. On the other hand, we have a composer and pianist Michael G. Moore who has a Brit-rock voice and worked earlier with the likes of Adam LambertBecky HillDean Lewis, and Ray Quinn.

After taking the world by storm with early hits such as “Legacy” with Krewella and #1 single “I Could Be The One” with AviciiNicky Romero quickly proved that his talent is ever-evolving and here to stay. After launching his Protocol Recordings imprint in 2012, the renowned performer, producer, and label head continued his personal successes with a string of high-profile releases, ranging from collaborations with Armin van BuurenDavid GuettaMike Williams & Amba ShepherdDimitri Vegas & Like MikeW&WDallasK & XYLØTimmy Trumpet and Steve Aoki & Kiiara to remixes for the likes of Robin SchulzKygoRita OraSteve AokiMartin GarrixJess Glynne and more. While showcasing his label’s roster via his weekly Protocol Radio show, Nicky Romero continues to innovate and evolve during these unprecedented times in the music industry. In 2020 he launched his alter ego Monocule, which is dedicated to Nicky‘s never-ending passion for deeper and underground vibes. Monocule‘s inaugural EP “Monocule Volume 1” consisted of “Time To Save” with Tim van Werd and Mosimann, “Close To Me,” and “Waiting For You.” Deep and growling basslines, emotive vocals, and dark and cinematic melodies – this is the sonic spectrum that Monocule represents since his debut release, and we can’t wait to hear more.

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DØBER Covers Wide Sonic Spectrum With Three New Tracks on “About You” EP. Out Now on Protocol

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Hot on the heels of “Silence,” his collaboration with Monocule featuring Bertie ScottDØBER is back on Protocol Recordings with his second artist EP “About You,” on which the dynamic Dutch producer further explores his signature bass house-influenced style. Featuring three brand new productions, each representing the light to dark spectrum of DØBER‘s sound, the EP begins with the title track. It opens with distorted vocals and a bouncy, deep bassline while DØBER implements groovy melodies to make “About You” perfectly balanced. Next up is “Revolution,” where he pulls all the stops and hits hard with stabbing synths, growling basslines, and mechanical drive. Be warned, it’s not for the faint of heart and conjures images of DØBER‘s high-energy live sets. The EP finishes out with progressive-oriented “In My Soul” with SOLR, featuring Timmy Loss, which represents cinematic soundscapes, dreamy melodies, and vocal riffs. DØBER continues to flex his prowess and refine his style with each new release, so we can’t wait to see what he’s up to next.

Founded by Nicky RomeroProtocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative electronic dance music. It boasts a roster of heavy-hitters, complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers such as Thomas GoldDeniz KoyuTeamworxFuturistic Polar BearsTrilaneMarcus SantoroStadiumxTim van Werd, and Nicky Romero himself, to name a few. All with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. Among them is DØBER, who draws his inspiration from artists such as DogbloodZHU and Gesaffelstein, promising plenty of dark, hard-hitting tunes to add to the label’s repertoire. He followed his 2020’s debut “Twisted” EP with a remix for Deniz Koyu‘s “Next To You” and original works, such as  “Explain To Me” with Souvenyr, “Focus” with Almero and “Bounce” with RayRay, quickly becoming one of the label’s leading artists. Protocol‘s mixture of veteran heavyweights and fresh new talent makes for some of the most exciting releases in the game, along with the unlimited potential for collaborations. We look forward to more releases from DØBER and the rest of the Protocol team coming soon!

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Saudi’s Top Female DJ Cosmicat Releases Debut Vocal Underground Single “Toxic Romance.” Out Now on MDLBEAST Records

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Saudi Arabia‘s first and leading female DJ and producer Cosmicat makes her stunning debut with the first-ever single “Toxic Romance,” introducing herself to the global market as a sultry underground queen with both dancefloor and emotive potential. The track uses big-room synths and a rumbling, techno-influenced bassline to contrast exquisitely with her own feathery vocals; in this way, Cosmicat creates a soundscape that is both bold and delicate, personifying her own identity as a female artist who is trailblazing the electronic music scene in a culture that has traditionally forbid women from making any style of music. “Toxic Romance” is only the beginning for Cosmicat, so stay tuned to see what’s next as she establishes herself among electronic’s most exciting rising artists.

When I was working on ‘Toxic Romance,’ all I had on my mind was that I wanted to create the sound I love. It got me romanticizing about my relationship with it, as it’s a human being; how it was there for me every time I needed it or how I always come around to seek and chase it. On the sonic level, I wanted to add a big-sounding synth to make the track sound bold and highlight how synthesizers and electronic music can coexist with gentle whispering and my own vocals. I believe this makes ‘Toxic Romance‘ sounding delicate and personal, while still being dancefloor-friendly.” – Cosmicat

As she rises from the underground, the world is ready to be introduced to Nouf Sufyani – better known as Cosmicat – as the first and leading Saudi female DJ & producer in the electronic scene. Born and raised in JeddahCosmicat always had a strong passion for music in a world where it was considered taboo; there were limited record and music equipment stores and no live performances. Cultural protocol meant that she had to keep her passion a secret, so Cosmicat worked toward the more realistic 9-5 career but never gave up on her dream of producing. She became a “bedroom DJ” and taught herself everything she needed to know about producing in private. In 2019 she performed at the first music festival in Saudi Arabia – MDLBEAST‘s Soundstorm (which was also the biggest in the Middle East). Her reach quickly expanded to BahrainLebanonKuwaitUnited Arab Emirates, where she performed, and now she’s gearing up for the release of her debut original single. I believe that Nouf is a perfect example showing that it’s important to be persistent and take the chance whenever it arises. Currently, there are more female DJs in Saudi Arabia who support and empower one another, with Cosmicat being the first/leading one, paving the way for other Saudi female DJs. She also hosts her own TV show. Privately she’s a cat lady (hence the artist’s name). Her personal favorites are SolomunPeggy Gou, and Jamie Jones.

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The First NFT-Fueled Label Purple Fly Releases Their First Single “Miami” from BLVD. & Fatman Scoop

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Purple Fly, the world’s first NFT-fueled record label, makes a hard-hitting debut with their first single “Miami” from talented US-based producer BLVD. and legendary rapper/MC Fatman Scoop. In honor of both artists’ favorite city, “Miami” is an ode to one of music’s most influential places, and the track truly turns up the heat by combining Fatman Scoop‘s vocal hype and BLVD.‘s intense musical production into a multi-genre fusion of trap, dubstep, reggaeton, and psytrance. With serrating mechanical synths and stabbing basslines, “Miami” is a welcome assault to the senses for musical fans who know how to go hard. The release will be accompanied by a signature NFT drop on June 04 created in collaboration with Purple Fly‘s visual team, which helps the artists receive direct support from fans through every purchase. From the looks of it, this is only the tip of the iceberg for Purple Fly, so stay tuned to see what exciting new releases they have up their sleeve next. Read on below for what BLVD. has to say about the new track:

Miami is a city that means the world to me. Personally, I think it’s the greatest city in the world and it often deserves more credit than it gets. I teamed up with the legendary Fatman Scoop on this record and he truly brought the energy to a track already packed with surprises. What better weekend to release this track than Memorial Day Weekend? This one’s for the crib!” – BLVD.

Purple Fly is an independent imprint utilizing cryptocurrency’s hottest frontier as a platform for the spectrum of electronic music. The label’s goal is to support collaborations of all forms of art, connecting music and stunning visuals for an immersive experience that spans the sonic realms of trance to trap. It will be releasing NFTs directly on its official website with each music drop, enabling artists to have access to direct support from their fan base while expressing their creativity. Leading the pack of releases is BLVD., who specializes in raw and gritty bass/trap-infused music. After just a few releases, he’s already garnered support from industry tastemakers and fans alike and continues to push musical boundaries with every single. Fatman Scoop is known for his song “Be Faithful,” which has been a favorite in clubs around the world for years. He has also collaborated with numerous artists, such as Lil JonMariah CareyJanet JacksonWhitney HoustonMissy ElliottPitbullBob SinclarSkrillex, among others.

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Sug Daniels Releases New Single “Heavy” Backed By New Record Label Weird Sister Records

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What do you do when you fall in love with a friend after a tough breakup? Sug Daniels seeks to answer this question in her newest single,Heavy.” 

Heavy is the horrible awkwardness of having romantic desires for a friend but not being sure if the feeling is mutual. “This song is all the things I’m still too chicken shit to admit,” Daniels writes. “I think people, queer and otherwise, can relate to the fear of holding a torch for someone when they are in a sensitive place in their life.” 

The leading single serves as the first glimpse into Sug Daniels’ forthcoming EP Franklin Street, slated for release this fall through Weird Sister Records. The Franklin Street EP is also the first time Daniels is producing a body of work on her own. 

Sug Daniels is a singer, songwriter, and producer who is using the tools around her to capture the emotions of an era. Daniels’ work is as colorful, vulnerable, and charismatic as her personality. She thoughtfully combines elements of folk, R&B, and low-fi alternatives to create personal and tender music interlaced with messages of truth and positive change. 

Growing up in the rural town of Smyrna, Delaware, Daniels had felt first-hand both the extreme joy and the major isolation that many LGBTQ+ people experience in Southern Baptist-style churches. After coming out, she left the church but continued her journey armed with the love of powerful music and celebration of community. She currently resides in the city of Wilmington, Delaware, continuing to create music to share and inspire those around her.  After leading two successful musical projects, Hoochi Coochi and FlowCity, Sug Daniels has set out to create solo music that reflects her current views and personal stories. 

On top of dropping her new single, Daniels is also celebrating her signing with Weird Sister Records, becoming the first signed artist on the label’s roster. 

Sick and tired of the white dude music business machine, Deanna DiLandro and Madison Hetterly created Weird Sister Records, a label model that provides a safe space to women, trans and non binary people in creative industries. With a commitment to being an anti-racist organization that encourages equity, diversity and anti-racist actions in the music industry, DiLandro and Hetterly developed Weird Sister Records in order to amplify the voices of BIPOC artists and creators.

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Daniels is excited to have Weird Sister Records backing her for the launch of Heavy.”

“I am so eager and excited to make history with Weird Sister Records. They encourage my creativity and support my desire to tell my stories the way I want them told. Collaborating with them has been an exciting cycle of ideas and mutual admiration. I see great things in all our futures.” – Sug Daniels

Be sure to stream Heavy on all streaming services and watch the official music video for “Heavy” on Sug Daniels’ YouTube channel.

 

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Introducing D.R.A.M.A: The Summer Dance Anthem

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When two prominent artists come together, magic is bound to happen. With the soon-to-be-launched single, D.R.A.M.A, Stonebridge and K-Syran collaborate on creating a power-packed single which brings to the forefront a flair of vibrant energy and vigour. 
 
Launching this summer and bringing a much needed dose of joy and zesty spirit in darker times, this is the track to have on your radar for the upcoming season.
 
Since tapping into the musical mainstream with his remixes for Robin S, Sia, Usher, Missy Elliott, Taio Cruz & Ne-Yo, GRAMMY Award nominated Artist, Producer & DJ StoneBridge has not slowed down. With his music regularly playlists on BBC Radio 1 & Kiss FM StoneBridge’s presence on the airwaves is as familiar as ever. It’s this ability to stay current that has led to StoneBridge hosting his weekly StoneBridge #bpmMix radio show on Sirius XM/BPM  as well as his weekly StoneBridge HKJ show.
 
Meanwhile having started her career on an exciting note by opening the UK Tour for the prominent Blue, K- Syran has since been receiving the love and praise of music connoisseurs across the globe. Releasing two albums (Smoke In My Veins and Dizzy), topping several billboard charts and even having one of her singles being nominated as the anthem of International Women’s Day 2016, K- Syran’s journey continues to demonstrate an exciting path.

Country Star Hayden Joseph Releases Uplifting Anthem “Out.” to kick-off Pride Month

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Country Star Hayden Joseph Releases Uplifting Anthem “Out.” to kick-off Pride Month

June 1st, 2021. Nashville, TN:Rising country music star, Hayden Joseph, releases his inspiring self-acceptance anthem, “Out.,” just in time for Pride month. The epic new song is laced with uplifting lyrics about speaking up and being proud of who you are, highlighting Hayden’s crisp vocals alongside dynamic, modern country-pop production.When discussing the new single, he says: “Every artist needs an ‘I am’ song, and this is mine.At its core, it’s a track about celebrating who you are. For me, it narrates coming out and fully accepting myself, but the meaning will change depending on the listener. I’ve sat on the song for 3 years because I didn’t want to ruffle country music feathers, but I have decided this Pride month is the time.

Hayden has been making waves as one of the few out-and-proud singers in the country genre for the better part of the last year, following the successful release of his 2021 debut album,“Different” (which has garnered over 300,000 streams). He knows he faces an uphill battle as an openly gay male pursuing a country music career; it’s no secret that the genre hasn’t always been inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community. Despite that,he prides himself in the inclusive nature of his lyrics, and earnestly aspires to “write songs for everyone.” Hayden strives to continue breaking industry barriers, just as he says in his new single: “Times are changing, uncovering new ground. The world is ready for how I’m speaking out.”

Hayden JosephA South Carolina native, Hayden Joseph is no stranger to the Country Music scene. His love for the genre started as soon as he could talk and has continued to blossom throughout his adult life. Hayden blends the sounds of Modern Country and Main stream Pop music, drawing inspiration from the genre-bending melodies of Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, and Shania Twain.His unique sound, heartfelt lyrics, and Southern Charm have captivated audiences across the country. For more from Hayden Joseph, look to the links below.Follow Hayden Joseph on:

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Sarah Barrios Releases Full Version of Her Viral TikTok Track, “IH8EVERY1”

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May 26th, 2021 (New York, NY): Sarah Barrios has released her latest single, “IH8EVERY1”. This song was created as part of Sarah’s “You Ask, I Write” series on TikTok with a short snippet initially shared on May 3rd of this year. After its viral response on TikTok with over 3 million plays and over 650k likes, Sarah had to release the full version.

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“Fairytales are hard to believe sometimes, especially if your prince or princess charming doesn’t turn out to be who you hoped them to be. It’s easy to give up on love and hope altogether and can make you feel like it’s you against the world. But every once in a while, you meet someone you don’t mind being around, and you start to feel that small sliver of hope. That’s what this song is about.” – Sarah Barrios

“IH8EVERY1” was written by Sarah with Wyatt Sanders and produced by Evan Gartner. The release of “IH8EVERY1” comes shortly after her single, “Have We Met Before?” featuring Eric Nam. The latter garnered a lot of attention on streaming platforms and receiving praise from outlets such as Teen Vogue, Ones to Watch, Sweety High, and many more. She is definitely one you want to keep an eye on.

 

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ABOUT SARAH BARRIOS

Sarah Barrios is a breath of fresh air. With her unapologetically sweet voice, infectious melodies, and playful pop musicality. A proud reading enthusiast, her approach is akin to that of writing a novel. Weaving together stories with raw human emotion, Sarah wins her audience at first listen with a textured experience of imagery and color. Influenced by an intelligently diverse spectrum ranging from Jane Austen to Sci-Fi books, The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac to Jon Bellion and Paramore, Sarah’s music evokes both nostalgia and anticipation for the future. After years of songwriting with the likes of Zara Larsson, Alec Benjamin, Why Don’t We, Rita Ora, Andy Grammer, etc., Sarah is stepping out on her own.

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DVBBS Sample Yebba For New New Dance-Pop Crossover “Lose My Mind” – New Track From Their Forthcoming Album “SLEEP”

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DVBBS once again demonstrate their dynamic production prowess with their new single “Lose My Mind,” a dance-pop crossover that features a sample from Yebba‘s original Sofar Sounds recording of “My Mind” and doesn’t sacrifice any emotive substance. Opening with a groovy, soft bassline featuring guitar instrumentals, “Lose My Mind” quickly stakes its claim; DVBBS ups the ante during the drop with soaring cinematic synths and goosebump-inducing vocals from the original “My Mind” recording. The new track is a follow-up to the duo’s recently released club record “Fool For Ya” from their forthcoming album “SLEEP,” which will be released later this year on Ultra RecordsDVBBS‘ previous singles include “I Don’t” with Johnny Orlando on Universal Music, “Too Much” with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike on Smash The House as well as their 2020’s summer anthem “Tinted Eyes,” featuring blackbear and 24kGoldn, which is about to surpass 50 million streams on Spotify.

This record means a lot to us… and is one of our favorites records to date.” – DVBBS

Few producers have risen to the top in the electronic music scene as quickly as DVBBS, who captured the industry’s attention with hits like “Tsunami,” “IDWK,” and “Not Going Home” and never let it go. The Canadian brothers Alex and Christopher have been continuously cultivating their sound since their debut in 2012 and have racked up an impressive display of collaborations with renowned names from diverse musical backgrounds. From hip hop superstar Juicy J to the NERVO twins, DVBBS continues to prove there’s nothing they can’t accomplish. The brothers have played everywhere from Lollapalooza to Tomorrowland, though they’ve been busy in the studio during the global pandemic. Keep an eye out for more new music from DVBBS coming to airwaves near you!

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