**April 21 Update**

~~PAT LOK~~

New Song: In The Night (U Don’t Know)

Listen: here

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~~HARRISON BROME~~

New Song Feature: ‘Fall Together’

Listen: here

“The song sports a new chrome finish on its future-funky synths that wasn’t apparent on The Other Day, Pomo’s 2014 EP. The cooler, more vulnerable sounds are ideal for Brome’s lyrics, full of anxiety and excitement at the prospect of some connection.”

Read more @ FADER

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~~CLAIRMONT THE SECOND~~

New Award: ‘RAP/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR’

2017 Indies Awards as part of Canadian Music Week

Read more @ Indies

New Song Feature: ‘Do What The Bass Says’ – Del Bel

Listen: here

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~~POLIÇA~~

New Video: ‘Lipstick Stains’ ft. Boys Noize

Watch: here

WH Profile: here

~~PUP~~

New Award: ‘ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR’

2017 Jim Beam Indies Awards

Read more @ Indies

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~~ALLAN RAYMAN~~

New Performance: ‘Tennessee’ on Ones To Watch

Watch: here

“We’re proud to showcase Allan Rayman’s undeniable talent, yet again, with a special live rendition of “Tennessee” on our rooftop.”

Read more @ Ones To Watch

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~~CAR SEAT HEADREST~~

New Performance: ‘Unforgiving Girl’ on Conan

Watch: here

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~~THE DIRTY NIL~~

New Interview: JUNOs 2017 Video Interview: The Dirty Nil

Watch: here

“The Dirty Nil discuss writing and recording their 2016 album Higher Power, capturing their live energy in the studio, their songwriting process, and the bonds created by touring (and living) together.”

Read more @ SOCAN

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~~HONNE~~

New Remix: ‘Beach (I Wanna Make You Mine)’ – Will Joseph Cook

Listen: here

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~~MARSHMELLO~~

New Performance: Coachella 2017

Watch: here

Read more @ YourEDM

New Song: Debuted at Coachella 2017 (Coming soon)

Watch: here

“After bringing out Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Black Youngsta and A$AP Ferg, Marshmello decided to end the festivities with a debut of his brand new single, featuring guitar and vocals from Andrew Watts, co-writer of DJ Snake’s 2016 hit “Let Me Love You”

“It starts with deep bass synths and guitar plucks underneath Watt’s soaring vocals, until the track explodes upwards in typical Mello style to a high-flying realm of future bliss. The track quickly transforms into an uplifting singalong, complete with raw guitar riffs and a bouncy percussion section worthy of some of Marshmello’s most acclaimed hits.”

Read more @ YourEDM

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~~ROYAL BLOOD~~

New Interview: Royal Blood: “Our last album put us on a ramp of insanity”

Watch: here

“Royal Blood 
broke records, 
made famous friends and toured so hard they ended up in hospital after their debut album.”

Read more @ NME

WH Profile: here

~~MITSKI~~

New Article: “Graceful in melancholy, rocker Mitski embraces discomfort”

“At first listen Mitski has similarities to 1990s alternative rockers such as Liz Phair with a heavy bass leading a jangly guitar. But Mitski — who plays guitar, bass and piano — brings a personal intensity more in line with Kate Bush, delivering vocals that can build within seconds from breathy lightness to chilling screams.”

Read more @ Daily Mail

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**April 14 Update**

~~BANKS~~

New Song: ‘Crowded Places’

Listen: here

“We’ve come to count on BANKS as an artist who can consistently deliver intimate songs that invite listeners into her life and explore whatever she’s going through on a personal level”

Read @ Pigeons and Planes

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~~FRANK OCEAN~~

New Song: ‘Biking’ Ft Jay-Z & Tyler The Creator

Listen: here

“Hov’s bars are relaxed and Tyler’s verse is sharp, but the song belongs to an emotionally vulnerable Frank, who’s shifted from the paranoid desperation of “Futura Free” to a fragile state of contentment.”

Read more @ Pitchfork

New Nomination: Billboard Music Awards- Top R&B Artist & Top RnB Album

Read more @ Billboard

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~~FLUME~~

New Nomination: Billboard Music Awards- Top Dance/Electronic Album

Read more @ Billboard

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~~IMAGINE DRAGONS~~

New Nomination: Billboard Music Awards- Top Rock Song

Read more @ Billboard

WH Profile:  here

~~ALLAN RAYMAN~~

New Video: ‘Verona’s Obsession (Vol. 02)’

Watch: here

WH Profile: here

~~MAGIC GIANT~~

New Video: ‘Set on Fire’

Watch: here

“In a world where not even Mumford & Sons are no longer touting banjos, a folk-rock group needs something new to stand out. Cue future festival staples Magic Giant, who are bringing that familiar, feel-good sound back with a refreshing take.”

Read more @ Fuse

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~~ROYAL BLOOD~~

New Video: ‘Lights Out’

Watch: here

WH Profile: here

~~SAN FERMIN~~

New Article: ‘San Fermin Brings Back Lavish Ensemble Indie Pop’

“Today, the most popular indie acts tend to be solo projects. But the feeling of early-aughts ensemble indie can be found on the affectionate and spirited chamber-pop record “Belong,” from the Brooklyn band San Fermin.”

Read more @ The New Yorker

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**April 7 Update**

~~MITSKI~~

New Interview: ‘A Conversation with Mitski, Indie Rock’s Favorite Bard

“Mitski Miyawaki released what will go down as one of the greatest indie rock records of all time, Puberty 2.”

“This is justified buzz, as few musicians have ever illustrated the impermanence of feeling good, or bad, or anything with such vibrant accuracy. Her words are darts, simple but sharp. Her voice rumbles with gentle but cautionary power.”

Read more @ Portland Mercury

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~~FLUME~~

New Album: Skin: The Remixes

Listen: here

New Award: Songwriter of the Year at APRA Awards

It’s almost unheard of in the electronic world to be recognized for songwriting abilities, and Flume certainly breaks the mold.”

Read more @ Your EDM

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~~DANNY BROWN~~

New Article: ‘Danny Brown Designs Questionably Flavoured Charity Pizzas

“Brown has teamed up with Tyvek drummer Matt Z, who also happens to be the chef at Detroit arts venue El Club, to create a couple of custom ‘zas to benefit InsideOut Detroit (a non-profit organization that introduces children to poetry and creative writing).”

Read more @ Exclaim

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~~HARRISON BROME~~

New Article: ‘Harrison Brome destiny and determination rises from the shadows”

“When it comes to songwriting, Brome draws from his own personal experiences and writes about relatable topics that a wide variety of people can understand…‘Everything I write about is my way of expressing myself; it’s cathartic. I’m speaking my mind and still feel like people understand me, even though they’re interpreting [the lyrics] in their own way’.”

Read more @ BeatRoute

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~~JAZZ CARTIER~~

New Award: Rap Recording of the Year at the JUNOS

“The Juno Awards are Canada’s most significant music industry recognition…Jazz Cartier’s Hotel Paranoia was recognized for Rap Recording of the Year.”

Read more @ Fader

New Label: Signed to Capitol Records

It’s been a major year for Jazz Cartier, and it looks like he’s making sure to secure his future in music in the biggest way possible. After winning the JUNO Award for Rap Record of the Year for his Hotel Paranoia album, the Canadian rapper has officially signed a major label deal with Capitol Records.

Read more @ XXL Mag

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~~THE DIRTY NIL~~

New Award: Breakthrough Group of the Year at the JUNOS

“The annual Canadian music awards were held in Ottawa, Ontario and saw the three piece punk act was up against Bleeker, Bob Moses, Cold Creek County, and The Zolas for the prize.”

Read more @ Noisey

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~~NONAME~~

New Performance: TIny Desk Concert

Watch: here

“Backed up by her four-piece band, Noname delivers her spoken-word style rhyming, bringing smiles to everyone within earshot for the 15-minute set.”

Read more @ XXL Mag

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~~THE DRUMS~~

New Video: ‘Blood Under My Belt’

Watch: here

“I hate making music videos. But, alas, sometimes you need to feed the beast, and I decided to make a music video that explores some visual fetishes of mine—mainly sportswear and a new exploration of colors that I’ve long-loved but hadn’t been a part of the band’s aesthetic until now.” – Johnny Pierce, The Drums

Read more @ Spin

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~~THE SHINS~~

New Cover: ‘A Taste of Honey’ by The Beatles

Listen: here

“On the song, [James] Mercer sings like a jazz singer, employing a warm vibrato over a hushed orchestral arrangement. Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album, out April 7th, features an all-star line-up of artists covering pop songs from the early Sixties, during which The Man in the High Castle is set. Beck, Norah Jones, Sharon Van Etten, Karen O, Angel Olsen, Grandaddy Kelis, MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden and Benjamin Booker also contributed to the project.”

Read more @ RollingStone

~~BEGONIA~~

Enters Tour Van Contest run by The Shins

Watch: here

“@Hellobegonia: Hi! I’m trying to get @theshins tour van! I made a video covering one of their songs in order to further my pursuit towards that goal.”

The Shins’ Contest: here

WH Profile: here

~~SAN FERMIN~~

New Album: ‘Belong’

Listen: here

“Together, they make a sound that is difficult to define; they are essentially an indie rock band, but one with roots in chamber pop, and augmented by layers of mesmerizing vocals and mid-tempo synths.”

Read more @ CBC Music

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~~HONNE~~

New Song: ‘Warm On a Cold Night’ ft Aminé

Listen: here

“Updated version of their steamy love song “Warm On A Cold Night,” funky U.K. duo HONNE linked up with Portland rapper Aminé, who lends some nice bars to the track”

Read more @ Fader

WH Profile: here

~~RAG’N’BONE MAN~~

New Interview: Rag’N’Bone Man – Vevo Offscreen

Watch: here

WH Profile: here

~~DANIEL CAESAR~~

New Performances: ‘Get You’

Watch Studio Q on CBC – here

Watch JUNOS – here

WH Profile: here

~~THEY.~~

New Interview: “On The Rise: THEY.

“ A cohesive collection of R&B and rap subtly flavored with an assortment of sub-genres, THEY. are happily breaking rules to create their own sound.

Tastemakers like The Guardian and FADER have temporarily coined the pair’s sound as “Grunge n’ B,” but if their stellar debut proves anything, it’s that these guys are more than happy to live outside of labels.”

Read more @ Pacific San Diego

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~~RUSS~~

New Video: ‘Exposed’

Watch: here

“Taking to back to his 2016 track “Exposed,” Russ uses a snowy city as his backdrop, while he puts the industry fakes on blast.”

Read more @ OnSmash

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~~IMAGINE DRAGONS~~

New Article: “5 Things You Didn’t Know about Imagine Dragons”

Read more @ Universal Music Canada

New Article: “Imagine Dragons Nab Airplay Chart No. 1s”

“Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” tops another Billboard airplay chart, rising 2-1 on Rock Airplay (10 million in audience, up 13 percent). The track also commands Alternative Songs for a third week. “Believer” is the band’s first No. 1 on Rock Airplay since “Radioactive,” which led for a record 24 weeks (dating to the chart’s 2009 inception).”

Read more @ Billboard

~~SOLANGE~~

New Article: “Solange Really Wanted This Kanye West Mash-Up, So Twitter Made It Happen”

“Last night Solange took to Twitter asking for to soundtrack the “bad news scene from The Wiz” (the 1978 musical starring Diana Ross) with Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreaks classic “Bad News”. She offered no further explanation, but Twitter definitely came through with startlingly good results.”

Read more @ Paper

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**March 31 Update**

~~MURA MASA~~

New Video: 1 Night Ft Charli XCX
Watch: here

“I think with a song like that and with someone like Charli, it was important to me not to make just another pop song. It had to be a little bit more interesting. I think hopefully this achieves a little bit of both worlds, like something from her world and something from my world.” – Mura Masa

Read more @ RollingStone

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~~LOUIS THE CHILD~~

New EP – Listen: here

“The DJ duo had previously blessed us with a number of noteworthy originals and remixes since the two Chicago boys began to blow up about two short years ago. However, Robby and Freddy’s recently released “Love Is Alive” EP was the first extended play added to their young and growing discography.”

Read more @ EDM Sauce

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~~THE SHINS~~

New Acoustic Video: Name For You
Watch: here

Read more @ JamBase

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~~ANDY SHAUF~~

Nomination: JUNOS – Alternative Album of the Year

“He has earned comparisons to the whims of Harry Nilsson, the wooziness of Elliott Smith, the laconic mystery of Neil Young, and the macabre tones of Nick Cave. The Polaris Music Prize short listed The Party has earned Shauf’ praise as one of the preeminent songwriters of the current/coming generation.”

Read more @ JUNO Awards

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~~JAGWAR MA~~

New Interview: “We’re always thinking ahead” DiS Meets Jagwar Ma

“Having burst on the scene at the back end of 2011 thanks to debut single ‘Come Save Me’, Jagwar Ma’s rapid ascendance continues unabated. Their first long player Howlin’ highlighted them as arguably the first band to unite rock-orientated guitar music with a dancefloor vibe since Primal Scream and the Happy Mondays traversed those boundaries nearly two decades ago.”

Read more @ Drowned In Sound

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~~SKOTT~~

New Interview: SKOTT: GLITTER AND GLOSS

“Skott’s sound is entrancing, with flecks of Scandinavian darkness and melancholia, visceral vocals and well-developed production – all of which, when combined, create enchanting yet brooding pop.”

Read more @ DIY Mag

WH Profile: here

 

~~RAG’N’BONE MAN~~

New Interview: Rag’N’Bone Man on Breaking in U.S., Drinking First Pickleback

Watch: here
Read more @ Variance Magazine

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~~MARSHMELLO~~

Performance Review: Marshmello and Friends Event Review

“…you felt the true loving atmosphere among not only this prestigious event, but the audience as well. The crowd was truly ecstatic, taking part in every song that was played by the fascinating artist. The performance itself was definitely more than I had expected. Experiencing a performance by him for the first time, it was truly a remarkable set.”

Read more @ EDM Sauce

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~~DANNY BROWN~~

New Video: “Ain’t It Funny” (Directed by Jonah Hill)

Watch: here

The highly entertaining Jonah Hill-directed clip then finds Brown starring as “Uncle Danny” in a dark 1980s sitcom satire reimagining Brown’s life, alongside Gus Van Sant, Joanna Kerns (Growing Pains) and Lauren Avery. You’ll definitely want to watch this one all the way through.

Read more @ Highsnobiety

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~~TEGAN AND SARA~~

New Short Film: “U-Turn (Short Film)”

Watch: here

“When you’re young, some of your strongest and most rewarding relationships are with your friends,” the duo wrote on their website. “The kind who support you to become who you really are. Inspired by U-turn and classic girl crew nostalgia, we want to celebrate those kinds of bonds with this short film from director Emma Higgins. – Tegan and Sara

Read more @ Entertainment Weekly

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~~SCHOOLBOY Q~~

New Feature: ‘Rockabye Baby’ – Joey Bada$$ ft ScHoolboy Q

Listen: here

“On “Rockabye Baby,” the Brooklyn native teams up with ScHoolboy Q for a politically-charged statement. “I guess that’s just how it is / And they still won’t let the black man live,” he raps.”

Read more @ The Fader

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~~CLAIRMONT THE SECOND~~

New Video Feature: ‘OHMYGOD’ – TiKa ft Clairmont the Second

Watch: here

“[the song] wraps up trust and devotion to a higher power into a retro R&B banger, the kind you might hear on the soundtrack to an Eddie Murphy film in the early ’90s.”

Read more @ The Fader

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~~MITSKI~~

New Interview: RedBull ‘MAVENS: Mitski Can Do Everything

“The defiant singer-songwriter is ready to leap into stardom with her critically acclaimed album “Puberty 2” behind her and a major tour in front of her.”

“Puberty 2’s songs resonate with the kind of wisdom and wonder that comes from someone who, in their mid-20s, has already lived through several lifetimes of gratitude and loss alike.”

Read more @ RedBull

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~~CAR SEAT HEADREST~~

New Article: ‘Car Seat Headrest on Music Industry PR: “You Must Not Allow the World to Convince You to Consume Art Like This”’

“[Will Toledo] revealed some interesting details about the songwriting and publicly processes behind his two most ambitious albums…Unpacking some of the marketing decisions behind the band’s actions, as well as putting some Sufjan Steven’s lyrics under the microscope, Toledo shared a revealing anecdote about the album’s marketing…”

Read more @ Spin

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~~FRANK OCEAN~~

New Article: ‘Bowie producer says music needs more ‘rule-breakers’ like Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar’

“David Bowie producer Tony Visconti has said the music world needs more “rule-breakers”, if anyone’s to follow in the footsteps of the legendary musician…He cited Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar as examples of rule-breakers working “at the top.”…

Read more here @ NME

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**March 24 Update**

~~IMAGINE DRAGONS~~

Performance: ‘Believer’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Watch: here

WH Profile:  here

~~RAG’N’BONE MAN~~

New Video: ‘Skin’
Watch: here

“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)’
Watch: here

“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)’
Listen: here

WH Profile: here

~~BANKS~~

Performance: Banks at the Roundhouse in London
View Gallery: here

“…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

WH Profile: here

~~COLONY HOUSE~~

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

Watch: here

WH Profile: here

~~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

WH Profile: here

~~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
Watch: here

“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”
Watch: here

“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
Listen: here

“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’

Watch: here

“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

Watch: here

WH Profile: here

~~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’

Watch: here

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’

Watch: here

(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

Listen: here

[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”
Listen: here

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

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~~FRANK OCEAN~~

New song: “Slide”
Listen: here

“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”
Listen:
here

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