**March 24 Update**

~~IMAGINE DRAGONS~~

Performance: ‘Believer’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live
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~~RAG’N’BONE MAN~~

New Video: ‘Skin’
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“Rag’n’Bone Man revealed it was inspired by Game Of Thrones characters Jon Snow and Ygritte. “It’s kind of about just missing out on something that could have been,” he explained. “And we had the kind of verse down. We came back in the next day. I’d been watching Game Of Thrones where Jon Snow and the wildling girl (Ygritte)- they’re obviously in love but they can’t be together because they’re from different worlds.”

Read more @ Radio X

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~~ALLAN RAYMAN~~

New Video: ‘Verona’s Obsession (Vol. 01)’
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“The song is all open-highway rock in a chrome sports car, and Rayman’s confrontational vocal delivery adds a sense of urgency to Gabriel Adelman’s visuals. His barks encourage us to interpret the mysterious relationship of Rayman and his fan, from the unwelcome propositions to the arguably dream-sequenced bloodletting.

Read more @ Fader

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~~MARSHMELLO~~

New Song: ‘Twinbow’ ft Slushii
Listen: here

“Twinbow” is deceptively adorable. It’s full of shiny, sparkling textures and rainbow-colored synths. It’s got a cutesy vocal sample, but listen close: This pair of sweets will break the rules and take over the world without a second of hesitation.”

Read more @ Billboard

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~~PICTURE THIS~~

New Song: ‘Let’s Be Young (Acoustic)’
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~~BANKS~~

Performance: Banks at the Roundhouse in London
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“…celebrated as the Next Big Thing by MTV and the BBC and with an endless stream of critical acclaim, LA singer Banks still remains a mystery. The R&B chanteuse ended her whistle-stop European tour at Camden’s Roundhouse in London with a mesmerising and, in parts, ethereal show, which proved this artist is more than just hype.”

Read more @ The Upcoming

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~~THE SHINS~~

New Video: ‘Name For You’

Watch both videos: here

“Our first listen to what this “parallel reality” album sounds like comes thanks to the twin videos for “Name For You”…the [first video] follows skateboarders Savannah Headden and Samarria Brevard on a lo-fi day in Southern California…the “flipped” version, which is a far darker, new-wave take on the catchy single.”

Read more @ Consequence of Sound  

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~~SOLANGE~~

New Article: Solange Says, ‘I Am A Proud Black Feminist’: Sneak Peek At BUST’s April/May 2017 Cover Story

“Solange talks with Jamia Wilson about her upbringing in her mom’s salon, her womanist awakening, her experiences as a black woman in the music industry, and of course, her incredible album A Seat At The Table.”

Read more @ Bust

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~~COLONY HOUSE~~

Interview: Billboard – Colony House Talks Roy Orbison’s Influence and New Album

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~~CHARLOTTE CARDIN~~

Interview: Coveteur // CHARLOTTE CARDIN GIVES US AN INSIDE PEEK OF SXSW

“With a husky bluesy voice that reminds us of Amy Winehouse and an electronic sound like James Blake, “Dirty Dirty” and “Like It Doesn’t Hurt”, are what we currently can’t stop listening to.”

Read more @ Coveteur

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~~LOUIS THE CHILD~~

New Article: Louis the Child Talk Versatility, ‘Love Is Alive’ EP

This duo creates quickly, and Kennett suggests that there is a lot more where this came from. “We write really fast,” he asserts. “We finished the EP a while ago, and we have so much music that we’re sitting on. We want it out!”

Read more @ Billboard

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~~THEY.~~

New Tour Episode: The Nu Religion Tour Ep. 1
Watch Episode 1: here

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~~MAGIC GIANT~~

New Interview: #SXSW: Take A Ride With Magic Giant

“…the jovial three-piece band who in less than a year converted their tour bus into a solar-powered mobile studio, recorded their debut album In The Wind between shows on the road, and accumulated millions of streams, as well as a #4 hit on Spotify’s US Viral 50.”

Read more @ LADYGUNN

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~~PAT LOK~~

New Song: ‘Love FM’
Listen: here

“It’s no secret Pat’s been on a roll as of late, with the disco heater Crystal Ball and launch of his new Parallel Motions mix series preceding this latest release. Love FM continues to capitalize on that momentum, pairing possibly the choicest vocal sample ever with a barrage of rollicking house beats and bouncing bassline.”

Read more @ Caveman Sound

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~~RUSS~~

New Interview: Why Russ Considers Drake & Kanye His “Sparring Partners

“I was looking at those people, not as rivals, but like, ‘Y’all are what make me want to get better.’ I think those two people, still to this day, do stuff that musically and creatively that’s super impressive…I’m not just not that impressed by a lot of people anymore.”

Read more @ Fuse

+ Russ’ “Losin Control” joins the Top 15 at rhythmic radio

Read more @ Headline Planet

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~~PHANTOGRAM~~

New Interview: ‘Phantogram’

“When Josh makes a beat that he thinks is dope, I try my hardest to turn it into a song. Every song is different, sometimes they start with the piano or a guitar. We are very visual with our writing. It varies for the most part – no formula – when josh makes a beat, he either thinks it’s dope or he doesn’t or he holds on to it.”

Read more @ Imagista

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~~CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES~~

Nominated: “CBS This Morning: Saturday” nominated for its “Saturday Sessions” performance by Charles Bradley, for Outstanding On-Camera Musical Performance in a Daytime Program.

Read more @ CBS News

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**March 17 Update**

~~NONAME~~

New Performance Review: “Noname Will Not Perform For A Bunch Of SXSW Zombies”

She performed with the kind of confidence that would make any recluse jealous. The kind of confidence that allows you to wear your own tour T-shirt onstage.”

“Noname is a poet, and regardless of how broken up this industry and world might make her feel sometimes, she’s got the whole package onstage.”

Read more @ Sterogum

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~~ANDY SHAUF~~

Performance: James Corden Late Late Show
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“The Regina, Saskatchewan musician Andy Shauf makes lush, old-school ’70s-style studio pop, and he impressed a few people here at Stereogum…Shauf has a sedate presence, and he tends to close his eyes really tight whenever he sings. He backing band included a clarinet player, which is not something you see everyday.”

Read more @ Stereogum

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~~RUSS~~

New video: ‘Ain’t Nobody Takin My Baby”
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“We know fans are waiting for that day when rising Atlanta rapper Russ announces his debut studio album. Until that happens, Russ continues to knock us on the head with new material damn near every week.”

Read more @ OnSmash

“His commitment is a byproduct of a life’s ethos centered around his Diemon collective, an cronym for “Do It Everyday, Music Or Nothing….In spite of his determination to achieve more, he confesses that the accoutrements of becoming a successful rapper “feels like what I always was envisioning in my head coming true.”

Read more @ Forbes

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~~FRANK OCEAN~~

New song: ‘Chanel’
Listen: here

“He has a rare gift for connecting the emotional and experiential dots, for understanding and empathizing. On “Chanel,” [he] showcases this talent in a song that is a potent mix of the existential and the material….He brags in the same breath about having new money and backpacks full of unreleased collabs; for him, both are currency in the new space he’s navigating as a self-governing superstar and R&B magnate.

Read more @ Pitchfork

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~~SOLANGE~~

New Performance Review: “Solange’s SXSW Set Was A Contagiously Joyous Experience”

“She never seems more content than when she’s on stage, translating the turmoil and passion that fueled her masterful 2016 album into something triumphant”

“It was like watching Whitney Houston front Prince’s Revolution”

“On stage, an album born of pain, anger, despondence, defiance, and pride ultimately communicated a peaceful warmth that lingered long after the lights went up.”

Read more @ Stereogum

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~~MURA MASA~~

New Song: “1 Night” ft. Charli XCX
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“Mixing an intro bed of tribal chimes and throbbing wub-wubs, the track soon finds Charli’s vocals coming in big and proper, working their way into one hell of a earwormer.”

Read more @ Exclaim

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~~JAHKOY~~

New video: ‘California Heaven’

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“The weather must feel refreshing for the Canadian. He says once you go there — a place filled with angels — you can’t go anywhere else. The song almost feels like an 80s advert for the Golden state. ”

Read more @ Hot New Hip-Hop

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~~THE SHINS~~

Performance: ‘Name For You’ on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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~~RAG’N’BONE MAN~~

New Record Set: ‘Human’ Official claims #1 at U.S. Alternative Radio

“Rag’n’Bone Man continues his rise on Billboard’s rock radio airplay charts, as “Human” lifts moves 2-1 on the Alternative Songs…He’s the first solo male to lead the list since Vance Joy in 2014”

Read more @ Billboard

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~~THEY.~~

Feature News Article: “Alt R&B Duo THEY. Is Bringing Intrigue Back to Popular Music”

“As a unit, what truly makes THEY. different is their refreshing lack of regard for pre-existing songwriting and production conventions. They see no reason why a guitar riff straight from a punk song can’t exist beside smoky R&B vocals, or why those very same vocals can’t be re-appropriated into a pop song.“

Read more @ Highsnobiety 


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**March 10 Update**

~~THEY.~~

New video: ‘What You Want’

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Tapped for greatness by the likes of PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jeremih and Bryson Tiller, LA’s Drew Love and Dante Jones are everything you shouldn’t be sleeping on.”

Read more @ Paper

This video was conceived in an alternate reality where Inception director Christopher Nolan formed a power couple with a Chicago rap music video cameraman and together produced the spawn that grew up to direct this THEY.”

Read more @ Highsnobiety

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~~IMAGINE DRAGONS~~

New video: ‘Believer’

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(Dan) Reynolds and (Dolph) Lundgren face off in a bloody futuristic boxing match, putting new meaning to the song’s lyrics praising the virtues of pain”

“”‘Believer’ is about finding a place of peace and self-confidence,” said Reynolds in a statement. “The video depicts a man facing his inner self, the toughest critic of all, while paying homage to some of the classic movies we grew up with.”

Read more @ Billboard

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~~ILLENIUM~~

New song: ‘Feel Good’ feat. Gryffin & Daya

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[This song] features more amazing lyrics from Daya whose vocals will have you instantly falling in love with this latest track. It’s great to see collaborations that come together like this to blend different production styles into something that we honestly didn’t see coming.

Read more @ EDM Tunes

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~~LOUIS THE CHILD~~

New song: ‘Phone Died’ feat. Blaise Railey

Listen: here

If you’re looking for a new summer anthem, this may be it…The rapping layered on top of the singing background vocals compliments the happy, upbeat tone that is Louis the Child. In other words, the duo has done it again.”

Read more @ Billboard

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~~THE SHINS~~

New song: ‘Heartworms’
Listen: here

Heartworms has more of a home-brewed feel, heavy on Beach Boys grandeur, New Wave kicks, squiggly synth-pop and warm-weather soft rock – with lyrics tenderly balanced between midlife malaise and youthful romanticism.”

Read more @ Rolling Stone

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**March 3 Update**

~~ALLAN RAYMAN~~

New album: “Roadhouse 01”
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“Nowadays you have a lot of different writers sticking within some sort of structure, whereas what Allan is doing no one else could do.

Read more @ Billboard

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~~FRANK OCEAN~~

New song: “Slide”
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“His deadpan instantly adds shade and nuance to the dayglo surroundings, suggesting a weariness big pop rarely allows. The effect is magnetic and a little startling, like Jeff Tweedy rasping over a Dr. Dre beat.”

Read more @ Pitchfork


New Radio Show
Beats 1:
here

“Frank one-upped this treat by getting an exclusive (yet brief) conversation with Jay Z where they discussed modern radio.”
Read more @ Complex

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~~THEY.~~

 

New Album: “Nü Religion: Hyena
Listen:
here

“When ‘Motley Crew’ explodes into life the beats course through your entire body. THEY. are here not just for your ears, but your entire being. Let them have it.”

Read more @ NME

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~~MARSHMELLO~~

New Song: “Chasing Colors”
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