Vocalist/producer/multi-instrumentalist EDEN releases “isohel” today via all digital partners. “isohel” is the fourth track from his upcoming sophomore album – no future- out February 14th via Astralwerks. His wandering guitar work and gently devastating vocal performance channel the ache of reminiscence. Download/Stream the track HERE. A video for “isohel,” filmed in Kazakhstan and directed by EDEN’s frequent collaborators Zhang + Knight, was also released today. The visual features EDEN hitching a ride through a muted purple and gold-hued countryside. Watch it HERE.
“Isohel’s are lines on a weather map that connect all the areas that receive equal sunlight,” EDEN explains. “Light and sunlight have been an odd obsession for me since I was a teenager; I’ve always felt like I was moving toward some unreachable horizon. The song ‘isohel’ is about wishing the best for the people you’ve left behind but knowing that you’re probably better off where you are now.”
”isohel” follows the previously released album tracks, “untitled,” “projector” and “‘love, death, distraction’ which V Magazine deems, “a hauntingly beautiful slow jam that doubles as a reflection of our relationship with our phones, brought to life by the strums of a guitar and Ng’s euphonious ennui…As with everything he creates, EDEN’s thoughtful and methodical approach can be both seen and felt. His knack for succeeding at it is what all great artists should aspire to.”
On his new album, EDEN (Dublin-bred artist Jonathon Ng) takes an outward-looking perspective with the looming threat of the climate crisis informing much of his songwriting. But while its songs often return to themes of finality and loss, no future unfolds with an unlikely splendor that ultimately makes for a transcendent listening experience. As with all his music, no future was recorded and self-produced in EDEN’s home studio in Dublin.
PLATINUM-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv releases new track and video for “Changes.” After teasing a snippet of the song on his socials last week, the track is timely for those reflecting on the past year and resolving new changes in the year ahead. Click HERE to listen! The song is off Lauv’s 21-track debut album, ~how i’m feeling~, set for release on March 6, 2020.
Lauv said on the track, “I wrote ‘Changes’ about being at a point in my life where it just wasn’t working for me anymore. I wasn’t happy with myself, with the way I was living, and I felt like I needed to grow and evolve. It’s one of my most personal songs, and a massive favorite from the album.”
This fall, Lauv released the collaboration with LANY, “Mean It” (HERE) and announced the March release date for his debut album ~how i’m feeling~.
The video for “Sims” directed by Phillip Lopez (Kygo, Selena Gomez, Liam Payne) serves as the proper visual introduction of the “Little Lauv” characters that adorn his debut album artwork for ~how i’m feeling~and make up Lauv’s “one man boyband.” Click HERE to view!
In October, Lauv was also featured on the remix of BTS’ “Make It Right (feat. Lauv)” which can be heard HERE! Lauv’s latest radio single “fuck, i’m lonely” with Anne-Marie track has over 250 million streams to date and peaked at #30 at Top 40 US radio. The pair performed the song on Late Night With Seth Meyers (HERE).
In addition, the track was also included on the current 3rdseason of the popular Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, as well as this seasons soundtrack.
Chicago-bred production duo Louis The Child have shared a brilliantly left-field new single called “Here Comes a Feeling,” with Naomi Wild and London-based musician Couros. Released via Interscope Records and available through all digital retailers, “Here Comes a Feeling” marks the start of an artistically adventurous new era for L.A.-based musicians/producers Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett.
Listen to “Here Comes a Feeling” by Louis The Child with Naomi Wild & Couros HERE.
Featuring a mesmerizing vocal performance from Naomi Wild —an L.A.-based singer/songwriter known for her work with Odesza (“Higher Ground”) and Machine Gun Kelley (“Glass House”) — “Here Comes a Feeling” finds Louis The Child redefining the boundaries of dance music and evolving into entirely new sonic terrain. With its expansive palette and experimental sound design, the track hints at the major cultural shifts in store for the duo in 2020.
Says Louis The Child, “We started this beat with Couros on a day off in London. We had never met before but ended up staying at the studio until 6am working on this and a few other beats. When we left the studio we were super happy with what we made, it felt experimental and like controlled chaos. When we got back to LA we hopped in the studio with Naomi Wild and Blaise Railey. We played them that beat and they immediately wanted to write something to it. It’s one of our favorite productions we’ve ever made, and one of our favorite songs we’ve made too. We hope you feel the same”
Last weekend, Louis The Child wrapped up their widely acclaimed Here For Now North American headlining tour. In a departure from past performances, the tour featured live production from Hauldren and Kennett, adding a whole new vitality to their set. Among the tour’s sold-out dates were three consecutive nights at New York City’s Terminal 5 and their third annual Friendsgiving show in Chicago. With more dates lined up for 2020, Louis The Child will continue to elevate their live set with the addition of their exciting new material.
About Louis The Child:
Louis The Child is a Chicago-bred production duo comprised of Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett. After landing three singles on the Hot Dance/Electronic songs chart in 2017, they delivered a series of exciting releases in 2018, including collaborations with artists like Joey Purp and Quinn XCII, as well as “Better Not” ft. Wafia — a #1 hit on the US iTunes Electronic charts, featured on their EP Kids at Play. Also in 2018, Louis The Child scored the #58 spot on the first-ever Billboard Dance 100 artist rankings, then moved up to the #46 spot on the 2019 list.
Long Island-bred singer/songwriter/producer Drama Relax shares an addictively catchy single called “On the Side.” Released via Rule #1/Interscope Records, and produced by Oren Yoel (Miley Cyrus, XXXTenacion & more), the smooth and soulful track delivers Drama Relax’s signature brand of deeply confessional R&B.
Directed by Kenny Okagaki, the video for “On the Side” features a beautifully dreamy color palette and adds a new layer of emotion to Drama Relax’s lyrics — a candid expression of romantic frustration and doubt. With its moody beats and delicate textures, the song again reveals Drama Relax’s supreme skill in matching his perfectly crafted melodies with heart-on-sleeve honesty.
“My goal with my music is to help people understand the situations they’re going through,” says Drama Relax. “I want them to know that even if you have a bad breakup, it’s gonna be okay, because so many other people are dealing with the same thing. If you can have that awareness and that perspective, it makes everything so much better in the long run.”
“On the Side” marks Drama Relax’s first new music since his debut EP Lonely, a three-track project released in October. His recent triumphs also include landing a song on the hugely popular 13 Reasons Why (Season 3)soundtrack: “All That” featuring Chicago singer/songwriter Jeremih, an undeniably infectious track that’s now surpassed 3.2 million streams on Spotify.
About Drama Relax:
Growing up on Long Island, Drama Relax started making music in eighth grade, largely inspired by Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III. After spending his high school years building his beat-making skills and self-releasing a series of mixtapes, he pushed forward with his music by producing and selling beats online. Once he’d amassed a sizable following on YouTube, Drama Relax began sharing his own music and steadily grew a fanbase on SoundCloud. His songs soon drew the attention of Interscope Geffen A&M Executive Vice President Joie Manda, which led to his signing to Interscope in fall 2018.
10 Summers/Interscope Records is pleased to announce that label CEO and GRAMMY Award-winning artist/producer Mustard has catapulted back to the top of the charts with “Ballin’,” featuring soulful, hip-hop crooner, Roddy Ricch. The infectious, bounce-heavy single is now #1 at Urban Radio and has officially been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
The third official release from Mustard’s Gold-certified Perfect Ten album, “Ballin’” is simultaneously #4 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, #8 on Rhythmic and #2 on the Rap Airplay chart. Over on Billboard, the song is #20 on the Hot 100, #9 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and #9 on the mag’s Rhythmic Airplay chart. Last week, “Ballin’” picked up a GRAMMY nomination for “Best/Rap Sung Performance.”
Since its release this past summer, the song has also been streamed more than 260 million times, and the accompanying music video, directed by Arrad, has been viewed 33 million times. It is Mustard’s second biggest record ever, after “Pure Water,” which was certified double platinum last month. Meanwhile, the album, Perfect Ten, has a global consumption of 900, 000 units.
Mustard and his 10 Summers business partner/personal manager, Meko Yohannes, were recently included on Billboard magazine’s annual R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players list for their far-reaching influence and hitmaking consistency in the urban music sector and beyond. On December 12, Mustard will perform at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco.
The single “Ballin’” featuring Roddy Ricch and the critically acclaimed Perfect Ten album are available on all digital retailers via 10 Summers/Interscope Records.
Dolls Kill is an online boutique featuring a rebellious spirit and attitude, mixed with a bit of punk rock, goth, glam and festival fashion.
The Buschhhhh Cooler Stocking is a five-foot-long, fully-insulated stocking that can keep its dozen beers as cold as the North Pole for up to four hours. Launched just in time for the holiday season, the stocking is the perfect gift for all the beer lovers on your list this year, and is available now for $20 while supplies last.
The MTGB1000XBD-1 will retail for $1,100 and will be available for purchase beginning in November at standard G-SHOCK retailers including Macy’s, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.
Revo introduces new 1985 all-glass lense collection that features six styles ranging from 80’s retro-inspired frames with unique metal detailing to a classic sport wrap. Each frame will come in special Revo 1985 packaging. The retail price for the collection ranges from $249 to $279. Durable, lightweight and sporty.
Scarflings is known for having a reputation for providing luxurious high quality scarves, wraps and shawls. The company offers free shipping on orders over $200. Their collection is made to mix and max with your existing wardrobe, offering people a great designer look. The company aims to be environmentally responsible, using natural, compostable and recyclable materials whenever possible. To learn more about Scarflings, or to see their full catalog of products, go HERE.
Double-Insulated Touchscreen Gloves by Mujjo. Developed for those in colder climates. This year they’ve been completely re-engineered so they are able to withstand much colder temperatures thanks to a unique triple-layered construction.
The 6th Clothing Co 2019-2020 FW is now exclusively available on their site HERE. Their creed is about reinforcing positivity through action. They donate a small percentage of proceeds to select non-profits on a monthly basis. Free shipping for orders over $50.
Actor, producer and musician; two-time Academy Award® nominee; four-time Grammy nominee and winner; Will Smith is releasing the second collection under his new apparel brand, Bel-Air Athletics.
Solely on sale at belairathletics.com from Tuesday, November 26, and running through mid-December, the limited collection features more than 40 new items of unisex apparel and accessories. Every item in the collection is limited edition and only available as part of this limited sale.
Just in time for the snowy season, Dr. Martens has released a collection of boots designed to combat the icy sidewalks. Introducing the new Wintergrip collection – a new line of boots and shoes specifically designed with a grooved cleat sole, offering superior traction, grip and durability for solid footing on slippery surfaces. They’re even lined with fleece and faux fur to keep your feet warm and made from a water-resistant Snowplow leather, helping them to outlast even the most brutal winters.
The latest UNIQLO UT collaboration celebrates the art of Fortnite, which has become a global sensation since its release in 2017. Featuring popular in-game outfits and items, most notably the iconic Loot Llama, Cuddle Team Leader, and Slurp Juice, the 13-piece line comprises T-shirts in eight unique designs that are sure to be a hit with the fans.
The collection will come in a full range of sizes, priced from $14.90 to $29.90, and will launch in stores and Uniqlo.com on Friday, December 20th
Just in time for Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker, check out this Adidas drop HERE.
The official “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” original motion picture soundtrack, with music by John Williams, is out now. Stream it HERE.
The Mandalorian “Chapter 7” is out now. Stream music from the official soundtrack HERE.
Teyana Taylor – multi-hyphenate R&B superstar singer, songwriter, producer, director, dancer/choreographer, actor, fitness guru, model, mother and Harlem native – announces the release of “Morning” featuring Kehlani, the brand new single and steamy video, both available today via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings. “Morning” is the second advance track from THE ALBUM, following up the R&B smash “How You Want It? (HYWI?)” featuring King Combs.
THE ALBUM is the long-awaited follow-up to Teyana’s KTSE, one of the five G.O.O.D. Music/ Def Jam albums produced by Kanye West during his 2018 sojourn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Released in June, KTSE (acronym for Keep That Same Energy) set off an 18-month chain reaction for Teyana, starting with its summertime RIAA- certified Gold smash “Gonna Love Me.”Teyana performed “Gonna Love Me” (in a medley with “Rose In Harlem,” also from KTSE) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Hip-hop audiences embraced the “Gonna Love Me” remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon, whose video was directed by Teyana herself.
KTSE spun off a hot new single and video for Teyana in early 2019, the explicit “WTP (Work This P***y).” The video was nominated last week for “Best Dance Performance” at the upcoming BET Soul Train Awards, airing live from Las Vegas on November 17. The third single from KTSE was the evocative “Issues/Hold On.” After slaying the audience with the song live on Ellen in April 2019, Teyana was surprised on-air when Ellen presented her with the RIAA gold award plaque for “Gonna Love Me,” bringing it all full circle.
As she continues to direct her own videos, Teyana – aka‘Spike Tee’ – was again at the helm of the clip for her recent single, “How You Want It? (HYWI?)” featuring King Combs, released in August.
About TEYANA TAYLOR: Being a jack of trades has allowed Teyana Taylor to become a master of all. From her smoky melodic vocals to her dynamic dance moves, the entertainer dips in dives between her talents that also include producing, songwriting, acting, directing and everything in between. When it comes to describing herself, the Harlem native can only think of one word: Everything.
“I literally can do everything. I never look at anything as being impossible,” she explains. “I exhaust all options to make what happen when I need to make happen.” Her mantra made her an early favorite to artists like Pharrell, who she signed her first deal with, and later choreographed videos for artists like Beyonce and Jay-Z. Her love for the arts and R&B later earned her the title of the first woman signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint.
Between R&B’s identity crisis in the 2010s, Teyana dropped her debut album VII, with tracks like “Maybe” (featuring Yo Gotti and Pusha T) and the sultry “Just Different” shaping her musical persona. The critically acclaimed album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2014, cementing her position in today modern R&B field. “I fought for that raw, hood necessary R&B and now I feel like it’s better than ever,” she says.
After spicing up the R&B charts, Teyana was blessed with the arrival of her daughter Junie with husband and NBA star Iman Shumpert in 2015. “I do all of this for my baby. She’s who I do it for,” she says about Iman “Junie” Tayla Shumpert Jr., her main source of inspiration. “I always show her how to be a leader and a businesswoman. I want her to believe that she can be anything she wants to be and it not be a shocker that she’s a female doing it all.” Soon after, Teyana went on to star in the internet-breaking video for Kanye West’s “Fade,” and scored her first MTV Moonman for “Best Choreography” at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
But it wasn’t until the release of her sophomore project K.T.S.E. in June 2018 that the world experienced Teyana’s talents. With her all-female production company The Aunties, Teyana self-directed videos for “WTP,” the Gold-selling single “Gonna Love Me,” and recently, “Issues/Hold On.” She has also directed videos for her peers like T.I. (“You”), Monica (“Commitment”) and Lil Duval (“Pull Up” featuring Ty Dolla $ign) with fans like Ms. Lauryn Hill and Elton John praising her boss moves.
Part of what makes Teyana stand out from the rest is her ability to move with precision and poise in everything she does. From the studio to the stage, every idea is a project with the singer front and center with a vision all her own. With her musical inspirations like Aaliyah, Teena Marie, Mint Condition and Janet Jackson speaking to her soul, Teyana is aware her mission is larger than life. “I’m working on me every day and I think that’s my purpose,” she says, comparing her life to a never-ending book. “I’m still going, still mastering and being a better me.”
In an ever-shifting social landscape of self-promotion and curated digital identities, ZHU is a unique voice making a name for himself, without ever having mentioned it. With a Grammy nomination and underground hits accumulating almost half a billion online plays, ZHU is an inspiration for the entrepreneurial millennials who shun the status quo in favor of cultural exploration and game-changing creationism.
AIM FOR THE SOUL WITH NEW ‘BALANCE’ COLLAB: ‘UNLOVE YOU’
Just one week before the release of Armin van Buuren’s seventh artist album, a huge collab emerges as the most recent single to come off of ‘Balance’. A monumental link-up with none other than R&B/pop superstar NE-YO, ‘Unlove You’ sees the seminal artists explore the subject of a recognizable post-breakup dilemma in their own unique way.
A collaboration as eye-popping as it is ear-catching, ‘Unlove You’ delivers its lyrical message with pinpoint accuracy whilst sporting a club-tinged groove that can do no wrong. With killers vocals, pounding beats and recognizable lyrics that aim straight for the soul, this track shows that being open-minded unlocks a whole new world of possibilities. The track was also produced by award-winning producers Jesse ‘Corporal’ Wilson and Tearce Kizzo.
Armin van Buuren:“Part of the beauty of having no limitations at all in the studio is that I get to work with the most talented people no matter what ‘genre’ they’re in, and NE-YO is no exception. It’s an honor to have worked together. We both built a legacy in our own respective scenes, and I’m grateful we were able to bridge the gap between them through ‘Unlove You’.”
NE-YO: “I already loved this song because of its subject matter, as it’s familiar territory. But Armin’s musical interpretation takes it to a whole other level. The energy is contagious!”
Throughout his more than a decade long career, NE-YO has proven himself to be as powerful with his pen as he is in the recording studio and on stage. The Las Vegas native, born Shaffer Smith, quickly became known as a go-to hitmaker, penning bangers like Rihanna’s ‘Unfaithful’, ‘Russian Roulette’ and ‘Take a Bow’, Beyonce’s 2006 breakup anthem ‘Irreplaceable’, and Mario’s sugary breakout single ‘Let Me Love You’. His first single, 2005’s ‘So Sick’, soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and was certified quadruple platinum. Since then, the triple Grammy winner has racked up a collection of hits, including stream bombs such as ‘Sexy Love’, ‘Closer’, ‘Because of You’ and ‘Miss Independent’.
Prior to the release of the full ‘Balance’ album on October 25, Armin van Buuren already released a handful of new tracks from the album. Previously, fans got a taste of the album through ‘Waking Up With You’ (feat. David Hodges), ‘Mr. Navigator’ (with Tempo Giusto), ‘It Could Be’ (with Inner City), ‘High On Your Love’ (feat. James Newman), ‘Don’t Let Me Go’ (feat. Matluck) and ‘All Comes Down’ (feat. Cimo Fränkel). And now, with the release of ‘Unlove You’ and the fact that there are only seven days to come until the album launch, the wait is almost over.
The weather may be getting colder, but hip-hop artist AK (Austin Kassabian) is bringing the heat on his new self-produced single “Closed Off.” AK opens up on “Closed Off” inviting listeners into his kingdom – and inevitably fandom – in which he rules supreme as the leader of a new era of hip-hop. The single comes off of his highly anticipated forthcoming EP “Closed Off,” which is guaranteed to be full of fiery flows.
Hailing from the Garden State, the young hip-hop artist has already firmly planted his feet in the music industry with his uncanny lyrical abilities. The 20-year-old artist from South Brunswick, NJ was quick to take to the internet by storm after writing and releasing remixed freestyle covers on his YouTube of top hip-hop tracks stamped with his own creative spin. Now with well over 100-Million YouTube views, AK has successfully branched out with several successful original singles under his belt. He recently wrapped up a nationwide tour, during which he released his first fully self-produced single “Ignorance Is Bliss.” Carving out a space of his own in the music industry, BET noted “this is only the beginning for hip-hop newcomer AK.” While, Idolator cited AK as “one of hip-hop’s hottest newcomers.”
“Closed Off” gives just a glimpse into what is to be AK’s greatest body of work to date. With each music release bigger than the last, it goes to show that AK is the next big thing in Hip Hop.