“Where We Started” by PRXZM is being featured in the soundtrack to Forza Horizon 5, the fifth installment of the highly successful XBox gaming series. The game will be officially released on November 9th. About PRXZM PRXZM is an Electropop duo consisting of Nick Ortega & Emma Maidenberg. Based in Los Angeles, their modern take on 80’s Synth Pop has earned them 175k+ monthly listeners on Spotify and collaborations with artists like Virtual Riot and Crystal Skies. About Forza Horizon 5 The fifth installment in the hit gaming series, Forza Horizon 5 is an XBox racing video game set in an open-world environment based in Mexico. The map is one of the most diverse the Forza team has ever built, containing areas like an active caldera volcano, jungles and beaches, ancient Mayan temples, and cities such as Guanajuato. Players can explore the open world freely, though they can also compete […]

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Daz Rinko’s exceptional new EP “Sweet Jeezy” smoothly blends together elements of jazz, future-house, disco, soul and hip hop. Daz’s endearing Memphis drawl sits so perfectly in the pocket atop slick the dance grooves that you might completely miss the message. Coming from a somewhat dark place lyrically, themes of poverty, heartbreak, family drama and general disillusionment are a throughline throughout the album. “The paranoia of struggling, living paycheck to paycheck my entire life, the struggles of having a child without being able to support them emotionally, and the feeling of being alone in the present because I’m always working to be stable are things I touch on and continue to think about.” As a counterpoint to the heavy subject matter, the music is upbeat and joyful, even celebratory in tone. The infectiously hooky “When You Call Me” is a gorgeously produced throwback featuring jangly guitars, DX7 jazz chords and [...]

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“Heavy” by Sam Smyers is being featured in this week’s episode of the NBC series “Ordinary Joe”. The song was featured in Episode 4 which aired on October 11th, and is now available on-demand. About Sam Smyers Sam Smyers is an L.A. based artist, songwriter, and music producer who makes tropical house, dance pop, latin pop, and house. Sam’s single “Motion” reached #11 in the Taiwan Viral 50 Spotify Chart, and his songs have been featured on official Spotify playlists including New Music Friday Latin, Pop Remix, Club Sommer, Fresh Finds: Poptronix, and Tropical Vibes, racking up millions of streams worldwide. About “Ordinary Joe” on NBC This new heartfelt, life-affirming drama follows Joe Kimbreau, who faces one of these decisions at his college graduation. The three parallel stories that diverge from that night find Joe and the people around him with different careers, relationships and family lives, showing the unexpected […]

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Most cover albums are predictable and boring, which is why we’re generally not overly interested in taking them on for representation. In order for one to be worthwhile, it needs to be a completely original take on music that hasn’t been covered too many times before. Which is why when DJ Nu-Mark asked if we’d like to take on his album “Run For Cover” we just couldn’t resist! Oddly enough, as far as covers go hip hop and R&B from the late 90’s and early aughts is kind of uncharted territory. But for a member of the acclaimed hip hop band Jurassic Five, this era is all but too familiar. I mean, Nu-Mark was THERE! You’d also expect a turntablist to approach covers as sample-driven remixes, but again you’d be wrong there. Instead, DJ Nu-Mark brought in live musicians to reinterpret these songs and give them a completely new spin [...]

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Processed with VSCO with kc25 preset In a powerful tribute to her grandmother's resilient spirit, Pop/R&B songstress Alyxx Dione’s new single “WILDFLOWER” is an inspirational self-empowerment anthem. “My grandmother was someone who truly marched to the beat of her own drum. After being disowned by her family for dating outside her race, she began to embrace everyone who didn't look like her and began to create a community around her that she called family. She never took no for an answer, and was extremely strong-willed to get what she wanted and I believe that is why my grandmother called herself "wildflower". A wildflower is someone who is resilient, can grow in any situation, and lives life on their terms! I wrote "WILDFLOWER" as a reminder for myself and for all those who has ever felt different, out of place, misunderstood or unappreciated to continue to bloom! It is our birthright.” [...]

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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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