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ASHS “Cold” Music Video

Today, dark pop act ASHS allowed fans into the darkest corners of her mind, unveiling the spine-tingling new music video for her track “Cold,” which was released as part of her latest project, 3AM Pt. 2. The EP was available on March 8 through Wax Records / Casablanca Records (US)/ Polydor (UK) / Universal Music Canada. Stream or download the full record here.

 

Of the new video, ASHS comments, ‘I wanted to keep this video very simple and clean. It is meant to represent the idea of being smothered and suffocated by the people around you who don’t have your best intentions in mind.”

 

While ASHS’ face remains veiled, the buzz-worthy artist continues to paint a clear image of herself through her provocative visuals and strikingly honest lyrics. As with everything ASHS touches, this video gracefully navigates anonymity while shedding light on the inner workings of this mysterious artist. With new music coming, fans are quickly learning to expect the unexpected from ASHS.

Pi’erre Bourne “The Life of Pi’erre 4”

One of the most innovative forces in the rap game today, Pi’erre Bourne takes his artistry to whole new heights on his long-awaited new project The Life of Pi’erre 4, out now on SossHouse/ Interscope Records. With every song written, produced, engineered, and arranged all on his own, the album again shows the uncompromising originality he’s revealed in producing Billboard Hot 100 hits like Playboi Carti’s double-platinum smash “Magnolia,” and Travis Scott’s “Watch” ft. Lil Uzi Vert and Kanye West. Praised by Complex for “redefining trap music,” the 25-year-old artist/producer now brings his creative integrity to a lo-fi yet high-energy sound that’s emotionally powerful and entirely unpredictable.

Check out Drake showing love for Pi’erre’s new project below:  

Tomorrow, Pi’erre will be hosting a show live on NTS Radio at 12pm PST. Listen here: https://www.nts.live

Born in Kansas under the name Jordan Jenks, Pi’erre lived between the Carolinas and Belize during his childhood. He also spent a great deal of time in Queens, New York, where an uncle taught him to use FruityLoops and encouraged him to start making his own music while Pi’erre was still in elementary school. Pi’erre later studied music engineering at the SAE Institute in Atlanta, and soon earned significant cash by recording for local artists. After making his name as a producer, he landed an engineering job at Epic Records, where he quickly found himself in high demand among fast-rising artists like Young Nudy.

During his time at Epic, Pi’erre dedicated his off-hours to working on his own projects, dropping the first installment of his Life of Pi’erre series in September 2016. With both The Life of Pi’erre 2 and The Life of Pi’erre 3 arriving in the next few months, he left Epic at the end of that year in order to devote more time to his own music. As he continued producing for artists like Jay Critch, Big Sean, and Playboi Carti, Pi’erre moved forward with the making of The Life of Pi’erre 4, and in late 2017 scored an artist deal with Interscope Records. 

Since signing with Interscope, Pi’erre has toured with the likes of Drake, Nudy, and Carti, in addition to launching SossHouse (his own Interscope imprint,) and generating buzz with recent singles like “Hacked My Instagram” and “Marie Curie.” In the midst of bringing The Life of Pi’erre 4 to life, he also teamed up with Nudy for the critically acclaimed album Sli’merre—a May 2019 release named one of the year’s best rapper/producer collaborations by Pitchfork, who hailed Pi’erre as “one of the most interesting contemporary rap producers.”

DaBaby Performs at 2019 BET Awards

On Sunday night, DaBaby performed his platinum hit “Suge” at the 2019 BET Awards. Watch the performance here.

DaBaby will hit the stage with his XXL Freshman Class at the Playstation Theater in NYC on 7/22, and again at The Novo in L.A. on 7/25. Tickets are now available at www.axs.com/.  

This Summer, DaBaby is supporting 21 Savage on tour across 15 US cities. The tour kicks off on July 10th at The Criterion in Oklahoma City, and wraps August 16th at the Coca Cola Roxy in Atlanta. Tickets are available here.

Mark Diamond “Hummingbird”

Rising Seattle singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark Diamond unveils his latest song “Hummingbird” today via Stardog Records/Republic Records.

Listen to “Hummingbird” HERE!

“Hummingbird” arrives hot off the heels of Diamond’s debut EP Hummingbird One released in the spring, which Ones To Watch hailed as “an impeccable EP filled with indie-pop perfection.” Hummingbird One features fan-favorite tracks “Steady” and “Road.” Not to mention, Diamond has amassed almost 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify and counting.  

Of “Hummingbird,” Mark says, “This song was the birth of a new version of myself. It was letting a side of me out that I didn’t know was there. I’ll never forget that moment when I started singing the melody. Honestly, I think I just started laughing at first because it felt so freeing and different than anything I’d done before. I think as creatives and as people, we all have multiple versions of ourselves. It’s important to let some of those see the light of day sometimes.”

Stay tuned for more new music from Mark Diamond out this summer!

At 25 years old, Mark Diamond is a Seattle native who grew up listening to Tom Petty, Hootie & The Blowfish, The Beatles, R.E.M and Robbie Williams with his dad in his 1969 Chevy Malibu. Up until recently, Mark, now based in Los Angeles, was living in Seattle and working at a coffee shop for the last four years. He has been hard at work on his upcoming project with his debut song, “Steady,” leading the way. The song is included in a very large arsenal of finished tracks that he completed in 24 days with talented writer and producer Richard Craker, writing and recording in both London and Los Angeles. With his music, Mark wants to make people feel every emotion possible. “I have never had more fun making music in my entire life. Music should make people feel good more than it makes them feel bad. Not necessarily ‘happy’ songs, but songs that make you feel better about life than when you started listening to it.”

 

Maggie Lindemann x Travis Barker “Friends Go”

On Maggie Lindemann‘s latest single, ‘Friends Go,’ the 20-year-old treads the line between modernist and throwback. The starlet embraces this duality with the help of Blink 182’s Travis Barker by putting a punk twist on the recent single which explores feelings of disconnect at a time in which technology has made people closer than ever before.

“I wanted to do a version of friends go that had a bit more of a punk feel because that’s my favorite type of music,” Maggie explained. “When I first recorded the song, I wanted to do multiple versions. I feel like the song is very versatile and wanted to kinda explore different genres! I love the Travis version, it’s one of my favorite songs I’ve done.”

Maggie Lindemann has been adventurously investigating her sound and identity since breaking through with the global pop smash ‘Pretty Girl.’ From that track’s laser-sharp pop focus to the darker, revealingly vulnerable recent tracks ‘Human’ and ‘Would I,’ Maggie has demonstrated a brave desire to tackle bold new ideas while amassing over a billion streams.

“Friends Go” commences Maggie’s build-up to her first full-length project which is set to be released later in the year. The video for the song garnered over one million streams in 48 hours. Maggie has begun to emerge as an icon of her generation, with over a billion audio streams, 175 million views at YouTube, 6 million followers across her social platforms, and an international array of Platinum awards. Most recently touring stateside with Sabrina Carpenter she’s also performed with Khalid and Troye Sivan.

Maggie has been further celebrated in the world of fashion. She launched her single ‘Obsessed’ with an innovative partnership with the make-up brand Pat McGrath and recently teamed up with Skinny Dip for a sunglasses collaboration. She’s also unveiled her own merch line in the shape of SWIXXZ, which is now being sold in stores by skate apparel chain, Zumiez.

Ann Marie Signs with Interscope Records

Interscope Records and City Entertainment Group are excited to announce the signing of rising R&B singer-songwriter Ann Marie. Earlier this year, the Southside Chicago artist released Tripolar 2 which shot up to #3 on the Apple Music R&B charts. A secret triple threat, Ann Marie is “releasing some of the year’s best R&B” (Rolling Stone).

Speaking on her signing, Ann Marie says:I’m really excited to be joining the Interscope family, they love and are supportive of everything that I’ve built so far on my own. I’m just ready to go even harder and keep putting out amazing music.”

L-R: John Janick (CEO, Interscope Records), Baroline (Senior Director A&R, Interscope Records), Ann Marie, Mikkey Halsted (Manager, The City Group Entertainment), Nicole Wyskoarko (EVP Urban Operations Interscope Records), Joie Manda (EVP, Interscope Records).

“Ann Marie is the prototype for today’s artist,” said Nicole Wyskoarko, EVP Urban Operations Interscope Records.  “She’s developed and cultivated a dedicated fan base using the tools of today while understanding the pace and quality of product needed to succeed in the modern music landscape.  We’re excited to partner with Ann Marie and her team to bring her vision to the next level.”

Added Baroline, Senior Director A&R Interscope Records: “It’s an important time in music for women and Ann Marie is going to play a major role in creating the sound of now.  She’s a rare combination of singer/songwriter that speaks for a generation and whose sound is already resonating beyond her Chicago roots.  I’m thrilled to have gotten to know Ann Marie and that she’s chosen to partner with the staff at Interscope to bring her sound to the world.”

Ann Marie hails from Englewood, a neighbourhood on the South Side of Chicago. Releasing consistent bodies of work alongside her collaborative work, the 23 year old steadily built a legion of fans over the past three years. She hit it big with “Handle It,” which came off Tripolar, her third body of work following Unfuckwithable and her self-titled debut Ann Marie. The song went on to rack up over 10 Million plays on Apple Music. 2019 kicked off with a bang for Ann Marie with smash single “Secret,” on follow up project Tripolar 2. The slinky R&B track featured rapper YK Osiris and accumulated over 35 Million views on Youtube in less than 5 months. With her raw storytelling and honey-like tones, Ann Marie began to see her numbers grow. Now based out of Atlanta, the young artist has already accumulated over 700,000 subscribers on Youtube which landed her a spot on the platform’s Foundry Artists list (Youtube’s artist development program). Now celebrating over 100,000 streams per day on Apple Music, an additional 450k+ streams on Spotify, Ann Marie has earned her place as one of music’s most intriguing new artists.

 

X Ambassadors “Orion”

Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors released their new album ORION June 14th on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records.  X Ambassadors worked with a crew of trusted producers among them Ricky Reed, Andrew Wells, Jayson DeZuzio,  and Rodney Jerkins, on their sophomore release. The band released “BOOM,” the first track off ORION in January and leading up to the new album gave fans a taste of what’s to come with the songs “HEY CHILD” and current single “HOLD YOU DOWN.”  

X Ambassadors will perform album release shows in five cities (Boston, New York, Toronto, St. Louis and Chicago) where they will showcase new material from ORION plus fan favorites. The band recently announced a fall headline tour. For a complete list of tour dates, and to purchase tickets, visit  www.xambassadors.com. 

X Ambassadors‘ debut platinum selling album VHS saw the band transition from Ithaca alt-rockers and Brooklyn indie scene outsiders, to Billboard stalwarts. The album was an intimate insight into Sam Harris and his brother Casey Harris’ youth studded with audio snippets from home movies, and early recording sessions and sound checks. With it, came the genre-defining hits “Unsteady” and “Renegades,” a three-year global touring odyssey and a string of high-profile festival performances. Harris’ songwriting became increasingly personal resulting in the shattering, shimmering 2018 singles “JOYFUL” and “Don’t Stay” followed by a North American headline tour. Always looking to give back to the community that raised them X Ambassadors returned to Ithaca for the second annual Cayuga Sound Festival this past September creating and curating two days of musical performances and raising money for local charities.  In 2019 X Ambassadors released “BOOM,” a quick-fire anthem for emphatic recovery and personal revolutions. The artwork for “BOOM” is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colorway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually. He has just 10% of his vision. 
 

Bantu “Which One” Music Video

Rising Zimbabwean hitmaker, singer and producer Bantu shares the video for his new single ‘Which One featuring Alicaì Harley today.

The perfect recipe for a summer smash, the video was filmed in LA, directed by Bantu and James Davis II and features the Jamaican Born, London based hotly tipped singer and rapper, Alicaì Harley. Written and produced by Bantu, ‘Which One’, has garnered major playlist support across Spotify, landed radio support from BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra and specialist radio and has been championed by DJ Target, Toddla T and MistaJam to name a few. 

Which One follows Bantu’s last single ‘Roll With Me’ featuring Shungudzo and ZieZie -which has garnered over 10 million streams to date- and his feature alongside Anuel Aa on Nick Minaj’s ‘Familia’ which was an integral track on the soundtrack for animated film, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Hailing from Zimbabwe, Bantu’s music and visuals reflect his multicultural background, with a collage of infectious sounds, rhythms and stories. A Grammy nominated singer and producer, Bantu has produced and written for some of the world’s biggest artists (including Jason Derulo, Rita Ora, A$AP Rocky, Camila Cabello, and Pitbull) and shares his management team with Sean Paul.

Bantu released his first single as an artist, ‘Holiday’, in 2016 and his debut EP ‘Africa for the Summer’ in August 2017. In 2018 his single ‘Just a Little’ was featured in the Netflix hit series “On My Block”, and his ‘Jackie Chan’, appeared on the FIFA 19 soundtrack. Bantu is the first artist signed to Blue Future, Jonas Blue’s label founded in partnership with Virgin EMI.

Earmarked as an artist to watch for 2019 by everyone from BBC Radio 1Xtra, Capital Xtra and Redbull through to Grazia magazine, Alicaì Harley has received a wealth of critical acclaim for her beat-heavy, dancehall-infused pop sound. Following on from her breakout single ‘Gold’ Alicaì’s notable releases include female-empowerment anthem ‘Proper Paper’, ‘Do That’ (featuring Dancehall legend Tony Materhorn), a collaboration with Toddla T (‘Instructions’) and her interpolation of Destiny Child’s classic ‘So Good’.

Lil Keed Releases Debut Album

Lil Keed has released his debut album Long Live Mexico out today on Young Stoner Life Records / 300 Entertainment. The title was inspired by Keed’s late friend “Mexico” who passed away earlier this year, the album is Keed’s way of paying respect to a loved one but also celebrating life. Long Live Mexico includes Keed’s recent singles “Oh My God”, “Proud Of Me” featuring Young Thug and “Pull Up” featuring Lil Uzi Vert & YNW Melly, plus new tracks with features from Gunna, Nav, Moneybagg Yo, Lil Gotit, Lil Duke, Roddy Rich, Karlae, Stickbaby, Guap Tarantino and PG Casper.

Lil Keed is one of Atlanta’s fastest rising stars and made waves last year with his breakout single “Nameless” which has earned over 53 million streams to date and hit #1 at Atlanta urban radio. Keed grew up in the same apartments as Young Thug, who first discovered Keed during a chance meeting in a parking lot where Keed played some of his songs for him. Later that day, Thug invited him to the studio and later signed Keed to his label.