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BERNARD JABS RELEASES NEW VIDEO “COME OUTSIDE” DIRECTED BY LOUIEKNOWS

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In an era where there seems to be a side-story of viral fame or leveraging online connections to rise to the top, 18-year-old high school student Bernard Jabs has carved his budding career out from pure authenticity. In Bernard Jabs’ first uploaded track, Gotta Get It, there is the obvious sound of his younger teenage voice, but within that sound is also the raw skill Bernard holds. His ability to channel the charisma of the music he grew up on and blend it with more current rap trends keeps Bernard circulating as one of the brightest new talents of a generation.
 
Growing up in Tifton, Georgia during part of the height of Southern rap, Bernard gravitated towards the star power of Lil Wayne. After seeing Wayne in the music video for “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy,” Bernard was entranced in the lifestyle – the cars, the girls, the money, the confidence. Bernard Jabs took to the culture surrounding southern rap and used that history to guide him towards the future.

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Young Thug’s Artist, Strick drops The Machine Vol. 1

Young Thug’s artist, Strick released his new project, The Machine, Vol. 1. The 16 tracks has amazing guest features from Young Thug, T-Shyne, HiDoraah, Young Jordan, and Zelly Vibes. Ahead of the project’s release, Strick dropped stunning visuals to the singles, “Vevo” and “Whoa Whoa” which premiered via Hypebeast.

“The Machine Vol 1 is a compilation that embodies my work ethic. I got the nickname The Machine from my cousin, Az, because he noticed I’d make 6-7 songs each recording session and that I recorded everyday without fail. I decided to title a mixtape series after that name and give fans a variety of records that I’ve been working on leading up to my album,” said the rapper.

The Machine is undoubtedly one of the North Carolina’s best releases to date. He rides the elevator to the top of each song’s production with candid lyrics and addictive ad-lids

There is no stopping the now Las Vegas resident, as his first label release, See You When I Land  debuted this past December with powerful guest appearances from Gunna, Young Thug, and Duke.

Strick is a robust and multifaceted recording artist hailing from North Carolina and currently splitting his time between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Best known for honing his skills as a clever wordsmith and adept songwriter, Strick has garnered a reputation for tapping into his diverse professional background both in business and in the U.S. Air Force to elevate both his business acumen and genuine creative output alike.

After relocating to Atlanta in 2012 and founding his own branding agency for aspiring musicians Foundation 86, Strick moved to Los Angeles to pursue his own career as an artist. He then landed his first official placement on Kanye West and Juicy J’s “Ballin’,”leading him to work with artists such as Travis Scott, Jeremih, K. Michelle and Wiz Khalifa. In 2016, Strick earned his first platinum record “coordinate” off Scott’s ​Birds in the TrapSing McKnight ​album, further igniting his hunger to continue developing his skills as a songwriter. That same year, he went on to join Young Thug on several tours, including the Hi-Tunes tour (2016) and the Hi Horse’D tour (2016/2017). Most recently, he was invited to join Young Thug and J. Cole on the ​K.O.D​ tour (2018).

In July 2017, Strick dropped his debut EP, ​Risk=Reward​. In 2018, he released January’sRisk=Reward 2​ and April’s ​Pairadice​, going on to ink a deal with Young Stoner Life Records and 300 Entertainment. He appeared on Young Thug’s 2018 ​Slime Language​ compilation, with their collaboration “STS” going on to be streamed in the millions. Strick’s talent for creating songs with deeper meaning that don’t sacrifice their radio replay value is propelling him to the forefront of the ever-evolving hip-hop landscape.

THE MACHINE, VOL. 1 TRACK LIST

1. “Wake & Cake”
2. “Blur” feat. T-Shyne
3. “Whoa Whoa”
4. “Vevo”
5. “Top Dog”
6. “No Flash”
7. “Everlasting”
8. “Quality Control”
9. “Fendi Napkin”
10. “Best Move” feat. HiDoraah
11. “Nothing Cheap” feat. Young Thug
12. “Zoom” feat. Young Jordan
13. “Cash On Demand” feat. Zelly Vibes
14. “1,000 Vibes”
15. “Popsicle”
16. “Sworn In”
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Alejandro Aranda added to Lollapalooza

Following the release of his debut single,Tonight, co-written with and produced by Twin Shadow (DOWNLOAD/STREAM HERE), it was also announced that Alejandro Aranda, performing as Scarypoolparty, will perform at this year’s Lollapalooza on Saturday, August 3rd.

This announcement follows an already sold-out solo acoustic tour in July and the upcoming full-band US headline tour kicking off October 10th in Berkeley, CA which includes shows at NY’s Playstation Theatre, The Vic Theatre in Chicago, The Belasco Theatre in LA (where a second show was added due to demand), First Avenue in Minneapolis and more.

Tickets for the fall tour are already going fast due to an artist pre-sale earlier this week. Tickets for the general public are on-sale now here.

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LIL WEST releases “NOT SURE” music video

All signs point to a major breakthrough for Lil West. Recently, he released his debut project Vex Part 1 which has over 10 million streams globally with standout tracks “Somedays” & “Not Sure” garnering over 2.5 million Spotify streams collectively. In addition to putting up numbers, Pigeons & Planes recently touted him among “16 New Artists to Look Out For in 2019,” as he garnered widespread praise from Fader, Lyrical Lemonade, Elevator, and Noisey who crowned him, “the Delaware loner forging rap’s strange future.”

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Landon Cube “Orange” EP

Maryland bred singer-songwriter Landon Cube releases his debut EP Orange today. 

Listen to Orange & “17” feat. Lil Skies: HERE

The six-track EP includes features from Lil Skies and Lil Gnar and previously released tracks “Nuisance” and “Makeup,” which garnered over 1 million streams in the first month of its release. Both tracks follow his previously released tracks “Round n Round” feat. Sprite Lee (15+ million streams), “Drive My Car” (14+ million streams) and “19” (9+ million streams). He also appeared on Lil Skies’ “Nowadays” and “Red Roses,” which both garnered over 250 million streams individually.

There’s a poignant yet feel-good vibe that makes 21-year-old recording artist Landon Cube’s sound infectious. The Southern Maryland native has a diverse history within music, punctuated by his versatile catalog. With Landon’s new single “Makeup,” the young star on the rise is geared to level up to the next chapter in his career. At 16, he made the firm decision that music was his chosen trajectory and once he graduated high school, he dropped his introductory cut “Euphoria.” His participation with local viral video crew Cufboys added fuel to the fire, as Landon began galvanizing a fan base through his laid-back authenticity and knack for melding sounds. Through Cufboys he met burgeoning star Lil Skies, as the two joined forces on cuts like “Red Roses” and “Nowadays,” the former impressively hitting one million streams in less than a month. It wasn’t long before Landon was Los Angeles bound and continued his upward mobility as an artist, ultimately joining the Republic Records roster. Landon Cube, who already has over 4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, has already secured a solid following based upon his honest and heartfelt music, and the next phase in his career will bring more of that to the forefront.

Orange Tracklist

20

Makeup

Nuisance

17 ft. Lil Skies

Scarface

Can U Feel Your Face ft. Lil Gnar

Moby Rich Our First Second EP

In celebration of their new project Our First Second EP out now, alternative pop duo Moby Rich reveal the video for their new song “Oil Spill” today—watch HERE!
 
Directed by Tim Oakley, the duo talks about the inspiration behind it, saying, “We wanted the video for ‘Oil Spill’ to be an Anchorman meets Tim and Eric vibe. We went for an idea that was crazy, quirky and satirical contrasting the dark vibe and subject matter of the song. We shot it with our buddy Tim Oakley. He did an amazing job of taking all the little things we did that day and piecing it together to make a really entertaining video.”
 
Our First Second EP follows their recent release “Sabotage,” as well as their 2018 breakout track “Yoko Ono,” which has almost 2 million Spotify streams to date and received praise from Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1, triple j, Noisey, The Line Of Best Fit and more. After joining BROODS on the Australian leg of their tour last month, the duo recently performed their first-ever headlining New York and Los Angeles shows.
 
LA two-piece Moby Rich turn melancholy song craft into bold, pop hooks and visuals. The pair—Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger—relocated to LA in 2015 from Indianapolis and Atlanta respectively in search of, well, anything. In a moment of synergy, Connor began attending open mic nights around the town in which Maxwell was living. The pair serendipitously met, began writing together, and realized an identifiable sound between the two them. Writing the majority of their tracks on acoustic guitar, they sing every song in unison, a sort of whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-parts attitude, which speaks volumes of their close, almost twin-like, friendship. The first insight into Moby Rich’s unique sound comes in the shape of their 2018 breakout hit, “Yoko Ono,” a melancholy pop banger that combines the euphoria of early MGMT with the laidback beat making of N.E.R.D, which was featured on their debut, Our First EP. Their new single, “Sabotage,” is a hands-aloft ode to fucking up royally; a cathartic anthem for a generation faced with obstacles. “Sabotage” sets the stage for Moby Rich’s second project Our First Second EP out now.

ALMA “Lonely Night” Music Video

Finnish pop powerhouse ALMA releases the video for ‘Lonely Night’, which is directed by Deni Cheng and produced by Tiistai.

The evocative visual tells the story of a young woman anticipating the arrival of her crush to a party, followed by the chaos and heartbreak that can come from caring for someone more than they care for you.

You can watch it here.

“The ‘Lonely Night’ music video was a super important project for me” Alma explains. “I told my story in the song and I wanted someone to make almost like a short movie out of it! I think we did great! My own character in the video is more like my own brain in real life telling me the reality but I always go with my heart end of the day! And sometimes we get hurt by it!”

 ‘Lonely Night’ is the next instalment from her highly anticipated debut album ‘Have You Seen Her?’ set for release in September 2019. The track is produced and written by ALMA and HitImpulse (Kygo, Ellie Goulding, Steve Aoki) who collaborated with her before for ‘Chasing Highs’ platinum single.

Part of a new wave of female powerhouses that have something to say, ALMA is forward thinking, engaged and opinionated on issues from women’s rights to body positivity and sexuality. Having worked extensively with her friends Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Zara Larson, Dua Lipa, and Halsey, ALMA  has spent the last few months writing and recording with Miley Cyrus. She has co-written two songs for Miley’s latest EP ‘She is Coming’, including female empowerment anthem ‘Mothers Daughter’ and ‘Cattitude’ ft. RuPaul. 

She says of the experience: “Working with Miley has been a dream! The first time when we met we just clicked it was super easy and real!  It’s crazy how two people with such different backgrounds can have so many of the same thoughts and feelings. Sure we like to party but we also talk about the deep stuff and then we put all our experiences good and bad into songs together. I can’t wait for people to hear all the tracks we’ve made!”

ALMA is a force to be reckoned with, following her critically acclaimed EP “Dye My Hair” with platinum single “Chasing Highs”, smash track “Phases” FT French Montana (including an exclusive Charli XCX directed video) and her 2018 mixtape “Heavy Rules”; she has garnered over 350 million combined Spotify plays and topped iTunes charts around the world.

Debut album ‘Have You Seen Her?’ is set for release in September 2019 and is on track to continue her rise on the international pop stage.

After an incredible performance in Glastonbury last weekend (where she caught up with Miley Cyrus) Alma continues this summer with lots of festival appearances as well as with a headline European tour in autumn!

LA-BASED DUO MOBY RICH RELEASE OUR FIRST SECOND EP

Los Angeles-based alternative pop duo Moby Rich—made up of Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger—have released a new body of work Our First Second EP, featuring their brand new single “Oil Spill”.

Check out Our First Second EP HERE!

On “Oil Spill,” the duo said: “When we wrote ‘Oil Spill,’ we were thinking about how we all grow up with such a warped vision of what the world is actually like, and when we finally make it into the ‘real world’ we are far too often greeted with a swift punch to the mouth reminding us that life is hard. This song is a reminder to look past the bullshit and make a mind for yourself. Don’t drink the oil.”

Our First Second EP follows their recent release “Sabotage,” as well as their 2018 breakout track “Yoko Ono,” which has over 1.5 million Spotify streams to date and received praise from Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1, triple j, Noisey, The Line Of Best Fit and more. After joining BROODS on the Australian leg of their tour last month, the duo recently performed their first-ever headlining New York and Los Angeles shows.

LA two-piece Moby Rich turn melancholy song craft into bold, pop hooks and visuals. The pair—Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger—relocated to LA in 2015 from Indianapolis and Atlanta respectively in search of, well, anything. In a moment of synergy, Connor began attending open mic nights around the town in which Maxwell was living. The pair serendipitously met, began writing together, and realized an identifiable sound between the two them. Writing the majority of their tracks on acoustic guitar, they sing every song in unison, a sort of whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-parts attitude, which speaks volumes of their close, almost twin-like, friendship.

The first insight into Moby Rich’s unique sound comes in the shape of their 2018 breakout hit, “Yoko Ono,” a melancholy pop banger that combines the euphoria of early MGMT with the laidback beat making of N.E.R.D, which was featured on their debut, Our First EP. Their new single, “Sabotage,” is a hands-aloft ode to fucking up royally; a cathartic anthem for a generation faced with obstacles. “Sabotage” sets the stage for Moby Rich’s second project Our First Second EP out now.

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BENEE “FIRE ON MARZZ” EP

Hailing from the suburbs of Auckland, 19-year-old indie pop artist BENEE has made her mark on the world with her debut FIRE ON MARZZ EP out today—listen HERE!
 
On FIRE ON MARZZ, BENEE noted, “When it came to coming up with a name for my EP, what first came to mind was wanting a phrase that was a big old explosion, because that’s kinda what the EP feels like to me. I came up with the name FIRE ON MARZZ and thought it did the best job at not really relating to any song in the EP. I didn’t think there was a phrase that could sum them all up.”
 
Coming off the heels of her Gold-Certified hit “Soaked,” “Evil Spider,” and recent single “Want Me Back,” the EP also including three new songs: “Glitter,” “Wishful Thinking,” and “Afterlife.” The EP artwork was created by Ricardo Cavolo and continues the BENEE tradition of artistic collaborations to illustrate her music. BENEE says, “I considered what the EP was going to look like visually when I named it. I wanted to find an artist that could really pour all the colours that I feel from each song into a piece of art. Ricardo Cavolo is this crazzzy coool Spanish artist whose flames instantly stood out to me. We had a phone conversation where I said that I wanted Mars to be on fire in it, but I also wanted him to go wild on a bunch of weird doodles that might come to mind when listening to the songs on my EP and he nailedddd itttt.”
 
BENEE recently performed her first ever New York and Los Angeles shows with sold out crowds and rave reviews. Look out for more tour dates soon!
 
BENEE has emerged as New Zealand’s artist to watch with her chart-topping hit “Soaked,” which quickly climbed Spotify’s Viral Charts, accumulated nearly 20 million streams to date, charted on Australia’s Triple J radio’s Hottest 100 of 2018 and held the number one spot on New Zealand’s Shazam Top 100 for two months, not to mention achieved Platinum Certification in New Zealand and Gold Certification in Australia. With endorsements from Zane Lowe and Apple’s Beats1 radio, BENEE went from playing her first small club gig to her first arena show—opening for longtime role model Lily Allen—in a matter of months. Not to mention, her song “Evil Spider” has already hit over 2 million streams and counting!