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Yoshi Flower releases New Song and Video

Yoshi Flower comes back with the latest track “Validation”, out now on Rock Mafia/Interscope Records. Earlier this year Paper Magazine named Yoshi Flower as one of their 100 names worth getting to know in advance. Check out the video shot in Southern California, HERE

The up-tempo, electronic/trap tune begins with Yoshi delicately singing “you’re so beautiful to me, can’t you see,” however, the song is not as sweet as his voice sounds. His lyrics debate the constant feeling we seek out more than ever in the era of social media – “validation.” Although the internet allows us to easily connect with others and access endless information, the dark side can be unsettling. Yoshi goes on to sing “I just spent a ticket on these new dress clothes, you’re not impressed though…just searching for validation…” The nostalgic visual, directed by Alex McDonnell, serves as a metaphor for how everything comes full circle. We’re all on a constant ride of wanting acceptance from one another. Yoshi ends the track the way he began, singing, “but you don’t need no validation. Baby ‘cause, you’re so beautiful to me, can’t you see.”

Last year Yoshi Flower signed to Interscope Records, released his debut mixtape titled, American Raver, toured with blackbear, Elohim, SG Lewis and opened for Dua Lipa. This year, he played his first 5-city headline tour, a string of showcases at SXSW and just last week, wrapped up a sold-out tour opening for K-Rap group, Epik High. Additionally, he released “Dirty Water,” which premiered on HYPEBEAST and led to L’Officiel calling the track a “demonstrative of Flower’s ability to transcend multiple genres of music, as he continues to elevate his eclectic sound by blending hip hop with electronic-pop, creating music that is not only of the moment but is uniquely his.” Yoshi continues to work on new music and is set to play Lollapalooza in August.

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The Greeting Committee’s New Music Video

THE GREETING COMMITTEE RELEASE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “IS THIS IT?”

WATCH HERE

ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR AND SUPPORT DATES WITH RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE

“The retro sophisti-pop vibes on the Kansas City-based band’s

latest release are both fresh and nostalgic.” – NYLON

“This band needs to be on your radar.” – IDOLATOR

“The Greeting Committee’s debut album, This Is It, takes ‘faux-veracity’ to task with its astute recollections of what it feels like to love and come of age simultaneously.” – LADYGUNN

Today, The Greeting Committee share the music video for “Is This It?” the newest single from their debut album This Is It [Harvest Records] WATCH HERE.

The band premiered the video with FLOOD Magazine this morning, who called the track “a sparkling pop confection, punctuated by bracing horn blasts like an updated take on the Waitresses day drinking with Florence + the Machine,” and praised the visual as “surreal” and “fueled by youthful exuberance.”

This new video arrives alongside the exciting news that The Greeting Committee will embark on their first-ever North American headline tour, which includes shows at iconic venues like New York City’s Mercury Lounge on May 14. While on the West Coast, they will also join Rainbow Kitten Surprise on select dates. The run will conclude with a festival appearance at Boulevardia in their hometown of Kansas City. Full routing can be found below.

That Bad [2015] and Meeting People Is Easy [2017]. The Greeting Committee have amassed over 25 million combined global streams and continue to attract critical praise from the likes of NYLON, Idolator, LADYGUNN, FLOOD Magazine, and Rookie, who last year shared a heartfelt essay for Pride Month written by front woman Addie Sartino called “The Ways I Wear My Pride.”

THE GREETING COMMITTEE TOUR DATES

5/8 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

5/10 Toronto, ON @ Canadian Music Week

5/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge

5/14 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

5/15 Washington, DC @ DC9

5/16 Columbus, OH @ The Basement

5/17 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room

5/19 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade ߝ Purgatory

5/21 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ߝ Inside

5/22 Dallas, TX @ Three Links

5/24 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

5/25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

5/31 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre *

6/1 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre *

6/2 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre *

6/4 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *

6/5 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *

6/7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *

6/8  Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *

6/11 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry

6/13 Nashville, TN @ High Watt

6/15 Kansas City, MO @ Boulevardia

* supporting Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Between high school classes in their native Kansas City, The Greeting Committee quietly stirred up a following with their 2015 debut EP It’s Not All That Bad, which caught the attention of Lazlo Geiger, a radio personality from 96.5 The Buzz. The lead single “Hands Down” impressively generated 10 million-plus streams as the band went on touring with the likes of MisterWives, Tennis, The Mowgli’s, Saint Motel, and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, as well as making a splash at Lollapalooza and SXSW.

The Greeting Committee are: Addie Sartino (vocals), Brandon Yangmi (guitar), Pierce Turcotte (bass), and Austin Fraser (drums).

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Final Undisputed Episode

WATCH THE FINAL UNDISPUTED EPISODE “THE FUTURE ALWAYS WINS” FEAT. BERNARD JABS, S3NSI MOLLY & LIL BROOK NOW ON WORLDSTARHIPHOP!

WATCH EPISODE  HERE

UNDISPUTED OUT NOW | LISTEN HERE

In the final episode of the UNDISPUTED series, the cameras leave the studio and follow young superstar Bernard Jabs to SXSW on his Rockstar shit as he celebrates the release of his debut project, COLDHEARTED.

LISTEN TO COLDHEARTED HERE

ORDER THE OFFICIAL UNDISPUTED MERCH AT https://defjamshop.com/

READ “HOW DEF JAM PLANS TO RECLAIM ITS HIP-HOP CROWN” ON BILLBOARD.COM

READ “FOR ‘UNDIDSPUTED,’ DEF JAM PIVOTS TO ITS RAP ROOTS WITH NEW TALENT IN TOW” ON FORBES.COM

READ “COME WATCH THE F*CKING SHARKS: DEF JAM’S RAP CAMP EXPERIMENT” ON COMPLEX.COM

READ “HOW DEF JAM’S RAP CAMP CREATED AN ‘UNDISPUTED’ WIN” ON HIGHSNOBIETY.COM

“The true comeback story of the week may very well be pioneering rap label Def Jam, which aims to restore its dominance over the rap game with a compilation of its new, young signings.” – UPROXX

“It’s a new era for Def Jam.” – COMPLEX

“Def Jam Recordings, the storied label that brought us many legendary artists is ready to usher in its next generation with the new offering Undisputed… the compilation album puts the iconic record label’s roster of new talent on full display.” – XXL

“Def Jam is showing off its bright future in Undisputed. Featuring the label’s newest and most talented artists, the compilation album stands as a reassurance that Def Jam’s place in history remains cemented.” – HYPEBEAST

Leyla McCalla at the Atrium

Leyla McCalla is the former Carolina Chocolate Drop, who has embraced the sounds of her adopted home of New Orleans and her ancestral Haitian roots to address issues like lead-poisoned water, financial instability, racism, and sexism on her latest album The Capitalist Blues. Leyla will be performing a full band show at the Atrium at Lincoln Center on April 4th. Leyla previously played at the Winter Jazz Fest in NYC, and will return to the New Orleans Jazz Fest for an appearance in May. Leyla also just completed her maiden voyage to SXSW. From Austin she taped an interview for NPR‘s All Things Considered, which just aired. She was deemed “a voice for the voiceless,” as well as one of the top acts to catch by the Austin Chronicle. Earlier this year, her album The Capitalist Blues was included in New York Times playlist, NPR Music.

NPRs World Cafe premiered the music video for the song ‘Money Is King’. She also performed on WNYC Soundcheck, sat down for Salon Q&A, and performed for World Cafe9. Leyla will also be performing the album live at New Orleans Jazz Festival next month, as she wraps up a worldwide tour. You can watch her perform “Money Is King

Along with her own album, Leyla is a member of critically acclaimed super group ‘Songs Of Our Native Daughters.’ The band is compromised of four black women McCalla, Allison Russell, Amythyst Kiah, and Rhiannon Giddens — re-writing and reclaiming the history of American folk music. The band has been featured in TIME, Rolling Stone, and the Washington Post, as well as a 5-star review in The Guardian.

RATCHETÓN Releases “Yo Se”

RATCHETÓN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “YO SE” TODAY

CALLATE” VIDEO OUT NOW

Today, buzzing bilingual Salvadoran artist Ratchetón releases his latest single “Yo Se” that is dancefloor ready, bringing back the traditional Reggaeton sound with a cumbia flavor from Texas producer and Latin Grammy nominee El Dusty, alongside Clips x Ahoy and Mariano Herrera. Ratchetón’s vocals float over the track as he sings to a past girlfriend “que conmigo estas bien feliz, ay ma, vente con migo” or “you know you were always happy with me, come over.” Last week at SXSW, Ratchetón and El Dusty premiered the song with live performances at Peligrosa House and the Mad Decent x AriZona “Good Gas” stage presented by super producer FKi 1st (Post Malone, Travis Scott, A.Chal) with performances also by Texas rappers 10k.Caash, G.U.N and Dro Fe.

Listen to “Yo Se”: HERE

RATCHETÓN hit the Latin music scene with his first single “Que Lo Que,” racking up over 350,000 streams and jumpstarting a growing fanbase. His follow up release “Callate” is a club anthem that brings a hip-hop bounce to his laid back Spanish flow.

RATCHETÓN was born in South Central Los Angeles and raised in East Hollywood around in a mixture of cultures and musical influences. Playing in bands growing up and then becoming involved in skateboarding culture, he always had an ear for music and an eye for visuals. When he met producer FKi 1st they set out to create a new sound dubbed “Ratchetón.” Carving out his own lane, he describes it as a fusion of current trap with traditional reggaeton mashed up in a fun, sexy, and of course ratchet way. Most importantly, these are bold international anthems that set him up for big things to come.

Currently RATCHETÓN is putting the finishing touches on his first album to be released May 2019.

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10.KCAASH: CREATOR OF THE WOAH DANCE

INTRODUCING 10.KCAASH: CREATOR OF THE WOAH DANCE RELEASES “ALOHA” FEATURING G.U.N.

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WATCH 10K.CAASH TAKE OVER SXSW 2019

“10k.Caash’s latest viral dance challenge is turning his song “Aloha” into a hit.” – Genius

“10k.Caash is helping ‘The Woah’ go viral and putting Texas dance rap on the map.” – Pitchfork

20 RAPPERS TO WATCH IN 2019

“10.K Caash is a prime example of what’s possible for a new rapper with good connections, great producers, and enough energy to turn the most popping Texas club inside out.” – Complex

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Bud Light Dive Bar Sessions

Last week, Bud Light closed out another epic SXSW showcase with their Bud Light Dive Bar Sessions. This is the 4th consecutive year Bud Light has had a presence as the showcase and the shows did not disappoint.

The two-night event on March 14 & 15 was filled with electrifying performances from Saint PHNX, Minke, Walker Lukens, Sam Fender, Dreezy, Abhi the Nomad, Ivy Sole, and Thutmose at the Nuevo Leon Lot in Austin, TX.

bülow Releases Video for Sweet Little Lies

BÜLOW RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SWEET LITTLE LIES” TODAY

WATCH HERE: https://youtu.be/K5R5FF1KKmw

SPECIAL SXSW PERFORMANCES PLANNED NEXT WEEK

Critically acclaimed German born pop iconoclast bülow releases the official music video for her new single “Sweet Little Lies” today via Republic Records / Wax Records/ Universal Music Canada. The video was shot on location by Armadillo Films in Orangeville Ontario whose rural setting provided an added element of intrigue and mystery to the catchy track that dropped late last month. Watch HERE. Listen HERE.

Commenting on the song and video concept that she envisioned, bülow remarked, “The song is light but has dark undertones. I wanted to show the contrast of your mind. Your imagination is so damn powerful, it can make you feel so good…but also be your worst enemy.”

bülow recently received four nominations for the 2019 JUNO Awards, including Pop Album of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year.  Ahead of performing at the 2019 JUNO Awards on March 17, music fans can catch her at SXSW in Austin, TX performing at the VEVO Showcase (March 12) & Neon Gold Official SXSW Showcase (March 13).

About bülow

bülow has previously released Damaged Vol. 1 & Damaged Vol. 2, each instantly resonated with critics and new fans alike.  Damaged Vol. 1 included “Like This Guy”, “Lines”, and fan favorite “Not A Love Song” which to date has clocked over 83 million streams and earned praise as “beautifully crafted” (NME), “pop genius” (Noisey), and a “star in the making” (Pigeon & Planes).  Damaged Vol. 2 included “You & Jennifer,“Honor Roll,” and buzzworthy “SAD AND BORED,” praised by PAPER as, “the perfect pop study in contrasts, and further confirms bülow as an artist to watch with razor-sharp wit to boot.” As well as HillyDilly calling her “one of the brightest new talents in pop.”  Last year also saw bülow release much buzzed about “Two Punks In Love” and embark on the road with Fickle Friends last Fall. A child of the globe, bülow has grown up in five countries including Canada, Germany, the UK, the US, and just recently finished high-school in The Netherlands. Although bülow has only just begun her musical journey with these recent releases, the music already stands tall as an impressive flag-bearer for things to come.

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DUCKWRTH’S NEW SINGLE “FALL BACK” OUT NOW

DUCKWRTH’S NEW SINGLE “FALL BACK” OUT NOW

NEW PROJECT FALLING MAN COMING THIS FALL

Critically acclaimed Los Angeles rapper DUCKWRTH releases his new single “Fall Back” today.

Get it HERE via Republic Records.

“Fall Back” thrives on the energy that has transformed Duckwrth into a rising phenomenon among tastemakers and audiences. It’s the perfect anthem to close out summer, kick off a new chapter, and herald his forthcoming project Falling Man—arriving this fall.

Duckwrth has taken hip-hop by storm on his own terms in 2018. At SXSW, he notably tore up ten different stages, including VEVO, Tumblr, Pandora, Clash Mag, Twitter, and more. Across the Atlantic, Pharrell personally chose him to open for N.E.R.D. at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. He’s currently preparing for his Afropunk debut in Brooklyn later this month and for his first US & Europe Headlining tour which kicks off October 5th in Santa Ana, CA. Purchase tickets HERE.

DUCKWRTH started igniting waves with the release of his 2016 independent album I’M UUGLY. The standout “I’M DEAD” [feat. Sabrina Claudio] cumulatively racked up over 4 million streams in addition to garnering acclaim from XXL, Vibe, Respect Mag, Fact, San Francisco Chronicle, and more. He released his 2nd project “An XTRA UGLY Mixtape” late last year to rave reviews. Paper magazine described him by saying “…think Outkast meets N.E.R.D meets something entirely out of this world.”

FALLING MAN TOUR DATES

10/5 – Constellation Room – Santa, Ana

10/6 – Atrium @ Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

10/8 – Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA

10/10 – Holocene – Portland, OR

10/11 – Columbia City Theatre – Seattle, WA

10/14 – Schubas – Chicago, IL

10/16 – Pike Room – Pontiac, MI

10/17 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON

10/19 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY

10/21 – Sonia’s – Boston, MA

10/23 – Troc Balcony – Philadelphia, PA

10/24 – Milkboy Arthouse – Washington, DC

10/27 – Masquerade-Purgatory – Atlanta, GA

10/29 – Empire Control Room – Austin, TX

10/30 – White Oak (Small Room) – Houston, TX

10/31 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX

11/2 – Deep Elium Art Co. – Dallas, TX

11/4 – Lowbar Palace – El Paso, TX

11/5 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ

11/6 – The Loft – San Diego, CA

11/14 – The Echo – Los Angeles

BMI Stage at Lollapalooza

The third day of the BMI Stage at Lollapalooza gets underway with GRAMMY Award-winner Grace Weber, a go-to collaborator of Chance the Rapper and Kanye West. Soul standout DAVIE, who has been praised for embodying the passion and vitality of the genre, hits the stage next, followed by the female fronted rock’n’roll duo BONES (UK) and the infectious beats of fast rising electronic producer Melvv. Introspective alt-pop singer/songwriter morgxn promises to bring his trademark lyrical authenticity to the stage before Australian songstress Vera Blue closes out the day with her blend of folk/pop and moody electronica.

For more information on the BMI Stage, please visit, www.bmi.com/lollapalooza and follow @BMI on Twitter for updates on your favorite acts. To join the conversation, use #BMILolla.

BMI STAGE SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, AUGUST 4th

GRACE WEBER | 1:00-1:40pm

“A talented artist who knows how to move you and your body with soulful grooves and real AF lyrics.” – Okayplayer

GRAMMY Award-winner Grace Weber is a star on the rise. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Weber collaborated with Chance the Rapper and Kanye West, co-writing and singing on “All We Got,” the opening track of Chance’s GRAMMY-winning Coloring Book. Her singles, “More Than Friends” and “Elated,” shot to the top of Spotify’s charts, and her performance at SXSW was compared to a “religious experience” byNylon. Beyond her flourishing success, Weber is the cofounder of The Music Lab, Inc, a non-profit organization that provides free music education, career preparation and performance programs to high-school students in her hometown of Milwaukee.

DAVIE | 2:10 – 2:50pm

“There are many types of musicians; some look good, some move good, some are great songwriters, some are great singers. DAVIE is all of these. He has a sound that fits next to the biggest names in contemporary R&B and that can hang comfortably with the giants of the genre’s past, all the way back to his hero, James Brown.” – Ticketmaster Insider

Inspired by the passion of vintage soul and the emotional uplift of gospel, New Jersey native DAVIE cut his musical teeth singing in churches in a traveling gospel band. His vocal prowess led him to Los Angeles, where he found work singing back-up for artists like Chris Brown, Cee-Lo Green and Childish Gambino. But it wasn’t until he went back to the churches of his youth that he found the key to unlock his own path. His debut EP, Black Gospel Vol.1, is filled with both Davie’s fiery spiritual passion and the celebratory energy of contemporary R&B, making the euphoria his songs can generate palpable.

BONES (UK) | 3:20 – 4:00pm

“This is Trent Reznor-level cool. BONES is doing the whole damn thing, middle fingers to the sky and in full control of their work. Rock on.” —NYLON

To hear them explain it, British duo BONES (UK) is “leading the charge of taking rock’n’roll firmly into the 31st century.” Comprised of vocalist Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Van Den Berg, the band has already racked up some serious cred to back up their claim. After hearing an early gig by the duo in London’s Camden Town, rock legend Jeff Beck asked Bones and Van Den Berg to collaborate—as both co-writers and players—on his 2016 album Loud Hailer. After gaining a massive following off of singles “Beautiful is Boring” and “Girls Can’t Play Guitar,” it’s easy to see why they have caught the attention and toured with the likes of: Highly Suspect, Band of Skulls, KOOKS, PVRIS, Skunk Anansie and Miyavi.

MELVV | 4:30 – 5:10pm

“[Melvv] has been thrilling listeners with his jazzed-up dance music for years now…continuing to cement his status as a dynamic provocateur.” – Dancing Astronaut

Melvv is the artist project of Milwaukee, WI producer/DJ Jeffrey Melvin. He started producing music at age 12 after being inspired by a video of Daft Punk’s 2007 Paris concert. Melvv is currently signed to Atlantic Records and has a new EP releasing in the fall, which he will be performing at his Lolla Set.

MORGXN | 5:40 – 6:20pm

“Morgxn captivated fans with his infectious pop musicality that’s expertly infused with deeply personal, complex yet relatable lyrics. It’s in this honesty, vulnerability, and authenticity that morgxn’s music resonates and connects with his legion of fans.” -Ones to Watch

morgxn, at age 8, became the youngest member of the Nashville Symphony Choir, and at age 9 penned his fist song “I’ll Always Be There for You.” morgxn decamped from Nashville to Los Angeles, in order to find “space to think, breathe, and be with myself.” While at a party he was asked if he wanted to meet Stevie Nicks, who sagely told the young songwriter, “You have to keep moving. This world will walk all over you if you don’t just keep going.” This advice changed morgxn’s life and his career. His debut album inspired by loss, Vital, is filled with cascading synth-scapes and cool beats, celebrating the emotional complexities of the human condition. His breakout single, “Home,” has earned nearly 7 million Spotify streams, and even inspired a partnership with The Covenant House, a charity for young runaways.

VERA BLUE | 6:50 – 7:30pm

“There are many things we can be grateful to Australia for…but topping the list must be new alt-pop queen Vera Blue, who is undoubtably on the path to world domination.” – Paper Magazine

Vera Blue is an Australian singer/songwriter who started off playing acoustic folk music before adding lush, sultry electronic elements to broaden her sound. The results are sometimes gentle, sometimes ferocious and always show-stopping, with her commanding vocals front and center. After some crucial collabs with artists like Illy and Slumberjack, she released her EP Fingertips in 2016, followed by her debut album Perennial the following year. Response to both her recorded work and live shows have been rapturous.

ABOUT LOLLAPALOOZA:

Launched by founder Perry Farrell in 1991 as a touring festival, Lollapalooza remains an innovator in festival culture 27 years later. Lollapalooza was the first festival to bring together artists from a wide range of musical genres on one bill, it was also the first to travel, the first to expand to multiple days, the first to introduce a second stage, the first to blend art and activism, the first to offset its carbon emissions, the first to put electronic dance music artists on the main stage, the first to create family friendly programming, the first to make its home in an urban city center and the first to expand internationally.

Lollapalooza has grown into an annual world-class festival in Chicago (2005), as well as culturally rich countries including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany and France. Lollapalooza is one of the premier destinations both for music fans in the United States and abroad. The festival expanded to four days in 2016 in celebration of 25 years and continues to bring fans four full days of music and over 180 bands on 8 stages. In 2017 Lollapalooza brought in over 245 million dollars in local economic impact and has brought in over 1.2 billion dollars in total locally, since 2010.

Lollapalooza is produced by Perry Farrell, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, and C3 Presents.

ABOUT BMI:

Celebrating over 77 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in nearly 13 million musical works created and owned by more than 800,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI’s The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every Monday to stay up to date on all things music.