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The undeniably talented Kendra Erika returns with a fierce and energetic dance track, “Rapture”. Co-written by her producer Ronnie “CHICO” DiCicco, the song was originally created to feature Erika’s essence; her sexuality, depth and poeticism. The pop singer-songwriter exudes the nature of rapture with her powerful vocals and sexy lyrics: I feel it deep inside meYour everything reminds meThis rapture has my bodyUh, uh, uh, uh Your beat’s in my brainAnd it drives me insaneWhen you touch me this way Kendra Erika is no stranger to success, with multiple top ten hits on Billboard’s Dance music charts including her cover of Laura Branigan’s dance hit “Self Control”, which reached #1 in 2019. Not only can this diva dominate the dance charts, but her incredible live performances have captured the hearts of her audiences worldwide. Erika most recently headlined the 2021 Pride Festival in Brooklyn NY and has opened for Jason Derulo and […]

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The debut EP Enfield by Tejano artist David de la Garza, better known as DLG., is a journal of his personal development. Each song was composed in a different place — either mentally, physically, or in the case of “Tortuga” temporally, having been recorded when he was just 14. The concept is to not just showcase a collection of new songs, but to document his growth as an artist over time. Behind the lush grooves, the songs deal with the notion of stepping into the unknown and knowing that it will change you. DLG. focused on these themes of self-empowerment and the progression of life as he continued to grow and develop as a musician himself.  “The Storm” specifically was made almost entirely with sounds from objects in my bedroom. The kick drum is me literally kicking a microphone, the snare is me slamming a book shut, and lots of other small weird sounds. […]

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The multitalented Claire Guerreso returns this week with her latest single, “One Of A Kind.” This hard hitting song is all about living unapologetically and how truly special everyone is in their own way. The track’s edgy production, courtesy of producer Cody Smiles, is well balanced by Guerreso’s trademark sultry vocals. All in all, an absolute banger the likes of which we’ve come to expect from Claire.  With over 15 million streams on Spotify, Claire Guerreso has developed a steady fanbase driven by her impressive track record in sync. A highly versatile topliner, she’s able to write in a wide range of genres and lyrical themes in collaboration with producer/songwriters signed to the top publishers in the world. Over the course of her career, Claire has landed dozens of sync placements across all forms of media, including most notably in hit TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, All American, Atypical, Lucifer, The Blacklist, Pretty Little Liars, […]

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Portuguese Pop/EDM producer Sekai touches on the hardships of having a lover out of reach in his latest single “Kiss Me.” Themes of jealousy and infidelity naturally arise within the relationship as they are separated by countries. Adept at blending warm organic sounds with EDM production techniques like builds, drops, synth hooks and sidechaining; Sekai expertly balances a driving electronic beat with his emotional vocals to create a banger with heart.  Originally from the rural coast of Portugal, Sekai has explored an eclectic range of genres spanning from future bass to pop and R&B within his decade-long career. Although best known for his infectious EDM tracks, he continues to develop his singer-songwriter skills.

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When you make music with your life partner, it gives you the freedom to expose your most vulnerable side. Having done so for more than a decade, Alejandro y Maria Laura have developed a unique sonic language. In their new single “Lagrimón” (or “big tear”, in English), Maria Laura takes the concept of a big tear and weaves it into a metaphor for the deep sadness and longing she feels for her mother. As her emotions build, her lagrimón fills the clouds and grows into a storm. Translated into English: The sky is closingThe big tear is pouring downEvery time I want toWrite a song about youThe sky is closingThe big tear is pouring downLet it fall, let it rainLet the heart heal itself Originally from Lima, Perú but now living in Mexico City, this singer-songwriter/producer duo incorporates Latin American folklore and elements of classic film score into their signature sound. Their intimate and […]

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Bronze Radio Return is back with a new compilation album Chillers, featuring the best of their mellower organic material from the past decade. The album features a brand new song “Natural Rattle”; a warm and heartfelt song about the everyday woes of life, encouraging us to stay strong through it all. So unwind, but don’t unravelWe can’t help but be a little fragileThrough the clatters and sudden cracklesAre the soundsOf the natural rattleVibrating us allThe natural rattleVibrating us all In the band’s signature fashion, “Natural Rattle” starts off with an open, reverberant soundscape, with Chris Henderson’s finger-picked guitar and piercing vocals shining through like a ray of light after a storm. The song remains calm and subdued until the introduction of a beating kickdrum, quickly followed by lead guitar and bluesy harmonica that lifts the song up into the atmosphere like a tornado. Since its founding in 2007, Bronze Radio Return has gained […]

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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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Sometimes you write an incredible song but have to put it aside until you know people are ready to hear it. Having the patience and foresight to hold back until the right moment is what separates good artists from great artists. Nobody knows this better than Claire Guerreso, who has built her successful career co-writing with the world’s best writers and producers and delivering songs to her adoring fans through sync. I mean who needs a music video when you can introduce your song to the world on “Grey’s Anatomy”? Claire’s newest release “New Day” found its home at the end of a heartwarming digital short called “Generation Impact: The Coder”. The first in a series of episodic shorts by The Garage by HP, “The Coder” is about Jay’Aina “Jay Jay” Patton, an inspiring teenager whose love for coding breaks through racial and gender barriers and transforms her into a […]

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From the moment you listen to Instupendo‘s music, you instantly get sucked into his beautifully eccentric mind. At just 22 years old, he spent the better part of his teen years meticulously developing his own singular sound marked by his soft, whispery voice amidst a flurry of artfully enveloped electronic textures. With his brilliant new album “Love Power A-Z”, just out this week, Instupendo takes his craft to a whole new level. Considerably more poppy and upbeat than his previous album “Boys & Girls”, Instupendo balances out his deadpan vocal delivery with a healthy dose of whimsical sound design. “For everything, I designed tiny sounds that fill and stretch the songs to their full potential, like gum (akin to Vespertine-era Björk). Each song’s meant to feel like a diorama or fold out book, stuffed with little secrets waiting to be noticed.” Never content with going too far in any one […]

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Who doesn’t love a remix? Not like a boring dance remix, I mean the good kind. When thoughtfully created in collaboration with new voices, remixes can completely reinvent a song, adding depth and new meaning. Not shying away from the idea of reinterpreting her highly personal album, Laura Marano has just released “YOU (Deluxe)” featuring artists like Jean Deaux, Mark Diamond, and Alextbh. Most intimately, she invited the subject of her song “Run”, Thom Macken, to sing a duet and contribute a new verse. “It was a really cool thing to collaborate with someone that I obviously feel so connected with and trust so much,” says Marano. “We reworked all the songs and made them all feel like me, and I feel like we definitely tell the same sonic story throughout the whole EP.” A prolific songwriter and classically-trained musician, Laura Marano has earned more than 200 million streams across […]

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