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Cecilia Gault’s new single “Kawasaki” is fierce and sexy, and comes paired with a scorching hot music video that dropped just last week. Typically featured on progressive house anthems such as Audien’s “Higher” and “Love Me Like You Used To” by Kaskade, this time around Cecilia lays back in the cut and delivers a sultry vocal performance over a more ethereal Pop track. “With both English & Japanese verses, Kawasaki’s sound is a culmination of who I am as an artist: a Japanese/American sexy, sultry, powerful woman who is ready to take charge." -- Cecilia Gault Born and raised in New York to Japanese and Irish parents, 21 year old Cecilia Gault’s diverse cultural traditions informed her musical tastes as well as her own artistic output. Growing up in Lower Manhattan, Cecilia has an innate sense of creative abandon and passionate strive for success, priding herself on her differences and [...]

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There are literally billions songs out there about romantic love, but for some reason very few artists write about friendship. Songs about platonic love is a common request in briefs and we always struggle to find them. Which is why we're psyched to have the best friendship song ever, “Pick Up” by retrowave goddess Anna Yvette. The opening verse says it all: Who do you call when you’re all aloneand you need to get outta your head?F-r-i-e-n-d your friendWho lifts you up when you’re feeling down?And can help you to turn it all around?F-r-i-e-n-d your friend "Pick Up" is the second single off of Anna Yvette's much anticipated album “Deja Vu”, which will be released with an accompanying graphic novel by the same name. Anna’s music has been featured in several popular video games like Rocket League, Forza Horizon 4, and Need4Speed, and her catalog has racked up an impressive [...]

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As the summer winds down to a close, everybody needs some smooth grooves to relax to. “Naked Neighbor”, the new album by New York City Nu-Disco collective Bad Business Club, whisks you away to a dreamy 70’s poolside soiree with the smell of chlorine, coladas and cocaine in the air. With flawless chops and super tight production, Bad Business Club gives us a modern take on Giorgio Moroder-esque Disco and classic Yacht Rock. Granted these are two genres most people either hate to love or love to hate, but there’s no denying that it’s as smooth as silk. The standout single on the record is “Runnin’ From You”, a masterpiece complete with funky bass, jangly guitar, congas, swirling synthesizers and sugary harmonies. If this one doesn’t get you to unbutton your shirt a little, chances are nothing will. Check out the brand new music video for “Runnin’ From You”: https://youtu.be/BnT7VeGpHYI [...]

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It’s tough to find an 18 year old who thinks much about personal growth. At that age you’re legally an adult, so most teens assume that label earns you wisdom. It surely doesn’t, unless perhaps you fail often at an early age and learn a lot in the process. That’s what was on the mind of Lucy Cloud when she headed down to Music City to write “Crash And Learn” with co-writers Sean Mosely and Justin Morgan. “You’re going to make mistakes. It will happen. You can’t be so hard on yourself. You have to let yourself feel whatever emotion you’re pushing away. You have to allow yourself to feel and to grow. The more you bottle up all the emotions, you’re just not going to learn. Then, they’ll explode, and it won’t end well.” The arrangement for “Crash And Learn” is powerful yet understated, with Lucy’s voice firmly in [...]

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TETRIS Beat, a new music-driven take on the classic video game will feature two original hip hop beats composed by Nate Rose and his production team under the aliases Lil Debit and Carne XL. The game was developed by N3twork and will be available on Apple Arcade. About TETRIS Beat on Apple Arcade The world famous Tetris puzzle game is blocking to a new beat, fusing its hit gameplay with exclusive music and innovative rhythm mechanics. The game features a diverse and eclectic lineup of incredible musicians including Alison Wonderland, GARZA, Lil Debit, Hannah Diamond, Octo Octa, Dawud, Carne XL, Cinthie and many more, with new exclusive songs added every month from today’s hottest and up-and-coming talent. In Tetris Beat, players will rotate and drop Tetriminos to the beat, keeping to the rhythm to build their biggest combo chain and score big. For Tetris fans looking for the traditional hit gameplay […]

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In the Caribbean coastal city of Barranquilla, Colombia there’s a movement of freestyle rap battles where up and coming rappers get together to spit fire and make a name for themselves. The best of the best inevitably end up in Flowkillas Studios, working with Curvelo James. Curvelo and his partner Morley de Moya have been hosting the Freestyle Barranquilla competition for five years, inspired by the pro freestyle league Urban Roosters which originated in Spain but quickly spread throughout Latin America. This movement has fueled an emerging Colombian Latin Trap scene, and Curvelo James is right in the middle of it all working with the best talent his city has to offer. His brand new single “Doble” features two gifted young rappers Lil Eish and Ricky C. Part of his upcoming “Ciclos” album which has coalesced over the course of 2021 as a series of collaborative singles, “Doble” features a [...]

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One of the advantages of making politically tinged folk music is that it never seems to age much. Folk music is by definition a tradition. Politicians come and go, but the same underlying issues have remained static for decades and are unlikely to change any time soon. The trick is to be non-specific in the details and universal in your message. Maybe throw in some horns for flavor. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Adrian + Meredith’s “Bad For Business” was written and recorded in their Nashville home back in 2019, but hasn’t aged a day since. “Somehow we got the feeling that the topics of Systematic Racism, Climate Change, and finding more common ground as Americans, was starting to reach a boiling point, and needed some empathy. It’s not our responsibility, per-say, to initiate the uncomfortable conversation any more than anyone else, but we can do it with a killer backbeat.” [...]

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We’re thrilled to announce that Bon Appétit’s new podcast series called “Food People” features original music composed by our very own DJ Nu-Mark. Working closely with music supervisor Jessica Gramuglia and the production team at Condé Nast, he composed the theme song as well as a number of interstitial variations for use throughout the podcast. Check out the trailer below! About DJ Nu-Mark Producer, turntablist and veteran member of the legendary hip hop group Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark is considered one of the most creative on the scene constantly raising the bar of mundane DJ sets. From deploying children’s toys, to rocking the largest turntable to ever exist, being original in the cookie cutter world of DJs has never been an issue. From working with legends like Charles Bradley, Aloe Blacc and Method Man, starting his own label, Hot Plate Records, scoring films, composing podcast themes, creating a viral internet […]

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The 1990’s and early aughts were a golden era for hip hop and R&B, and as an original member of Jurassic Five DJ Nu-Mark was there for it all. Fast forward two decades and Nu-Mark is bringing old school back to school with a new project titled “Run For Cover”, focused on reinterpreting songs from this era with live instrumentation from around the world. The first single off the record just dropped last week, and it’s a Middle Eastern take on the classic all-star remix "Pass The Courvoisier" from Busta Rhymes’s 2001 album “Genesis”. Decked out with tons of hand percussion, oud, doumbek, and a full horn section, this track will have you feeling like you’re blasting through the Sahara in a Range Rover. Producer, turntablist and veteran member of the legendary hip hop group Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark is considered one of the most creative on the scene constantly [...]

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Very few rappers list their mom as an influence, but in the case of Chuuwee it would be impossible for him not to acknowledge his mother, rapper/producer Redd, for sparking his love for hip hop. Having her on his team from day one gave him a big leg up on the competition. By the time he got to high school, Chuuwee had spent his whole childhood developing his flow and jumped head first into the rap game. Chuwee dropped his first mixtape “Mauve Monster" back in 2009, a 12 track tribute to the color of his hometown team the Sacramento Kings. What followed was a relentless 13-year tsunami of releases totaling more than 40 albums and mixtapes and including collaborations with artists like Lil’ Flip, Del The Funky Homosapien, Riff Raff, Dizzy Wright and Trizz. Now with more than half a million monthly listeners and 80 million streams on Spotify, [...]

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