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Icona Pop – Feels In My Body

Global chart-topping duo Icona Pop are back following their 2020 smash collaborations with heavyweights Steve Aoki and Hayden James, this time with another banger called “Feels In My Body,” which is out now via RECORD COMPANY TEN/ULTRA Music. The song also comes paired with a music video, shot by director Gustav Stegfors and acclaimed Director of Photography, Crille Forsberg (David Bowie, Adele, ZAYN). Watch HERE

Speaking about their new feel good-summer jam, Icona Pop’s Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo reveal, “Feels In My Body is all about hitting your peak, being so full of energy that you want to burst and share it with everyone around you.”

Listen to “Feels In My Body” HERE. 

“Feels In The Body” follows two massive collaborations this year for Icona Pop, including “Right Time,” with Australian producer and songwriter Hayden James, which Rolling Stone said “captures the feeling of the dance floor during this time of isolation,” and “I Love My Friends,” the lead single off Steve Aoki’s recent album, Neon Future IV.

Swedish chart-topping duo Icona Pop continue to slay since their 2013 full-length debut, This Is… Icona Pop, which garnered critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone as the duo performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and America’s Got Talent in addition to featuring on the iconic HBO series Girls and a popular Saturday Night Live sketch. They canvased the globe on sold out tours with Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and One Direction and joined Tiësto for the banger “Let’s Go” in 2014. Along the way, the duo has performed alongside everyone from Avicii to The Chainsmokers as well as gracing the stages of Ultra, Tomorrowland, Mark Ronson’s Club Heartbreak, and more. Since then, they have consistently filled the gap in music when it comes to upbeat, carefree, quality dance-pop.

Last year, the girls DJ’d across Europe, Asia and North America as well as released a string of bangers including their Yves V and Afrojack collaboration for “We Got That Cool.” In addition, IconaPop continued their message of inclusivity, self-acceptance and positivity on the road for their WorldPride tour, culminating with a show-stopping performance at Stockholm Pride that included a special appearance from Sporty Spice herself, Melanie C.

Stay tuned for more news and music from Icona Pop.

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Turbo – Bo Exotic

Calgary-born singer/songwriter Turbo releases his third single, with its title inspired by the Netflix quarantine hit Tiger King, “Bo Exotic” today via 10K Projects/ Homemade Projects/ Internet Money Records. His latest single blends a country twang with heavy bass and a fun EDM beat, similarly seen in past single “Racing After Me.” The new track follows the release of singles “Racing After Me” and “Heart Stop,” both of which were highlighted on Spotify’s New Music Friday (US). The latter was featured on Spotify’s Outliers, and Wild Country playlists as well and was heralded by Ones to Watch as a “confident and honest crossover track.”

LISTEN TO “BO EXOTIC” HERE

Born Nicholas LaMonaca, Turbo grew up on country thanks mainly to his father (a famed guitarist in the international bluegrass scene), but felt drawn toward rap music and obscure electronic genres like hardstyle, the fusion of techno and hardcore. At the age of 12 he started making his own music, a move heavily inspired by Avicii’s progressive-house classic “LE7ELS.” “Once I heard that song I couldn’t get enough of it,” Turbo recalls. “I was so obsessed, I ended up downloading FL Studio to try to recreate the melody on my own.” Although he instantly discovered a natural talent for production, Turbo put music aside for several years, until he graduated high school. “On my 18th birthday I bought a laptop, keyboard, and set of speakers, and figured I’d have rappers come in and do their thing,” he says. “But after a while I just started winging it, making beats and rapping over them myself.”

As he pushed deeper into his artistry, Turbo began mining inspiration from left-of-center country singers like Colter Wall, a Canadian musician he stumbled across while stocking the shelves at his full-time liquor-store jobs. “Colter Wall has one of the raspiest, rawest, rudest voices I’d ever heard in my life, and it just completely took me over,” he notes. From there, Turbo tapped into his own country roots and created a full-length project titled Sixth Gear, a 2019 release featuring his breakthrough single “Light Speed.” Soon after YouTube curator Astari shared the song’s video on his channel, “Light Speed” caught the attention of 10K, quickly paving the way for Turbo’s signing to the label, along with Homemade Projects and Internet Money Records.

In the making of his 10K / Homemade Projects / Internet Money debut, “Heart Stop,” Turbo embraced even more confidence in his songwriting, and followed his intuition more fully than ever. “The more music I make and the better I know myself, the more I’ve realized that the best songs come from me sitting in a room alone and just taking my time—that’s how I come up with something honest and timeless,” he says. “I don’t really follow a particular process. Instead of worrying about any kind of rules, I just do what I want, and go with whatever feels right to me.”

CONNECT WITH TURBO: Instagram | SoundCloud | Twitter

 

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Turbo – Music Video Release

TURBO RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR SOPHOMORE SINGLE “RACING AFTER ME”

Calgary-born artist Turbo has released the music video for his sophomore single “Racing After Me” today via 10K Projects/ Homemade Projects/ Internet Money. The single has already been featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, PopCo, In My Feelings, and Young Music City playlists and arrives on the heels of his debut release “Heart Stop.” The music video shows Turbo rebellious and confident, racing cars, smoking cigarettes, and singing about how his life has changed since signing a record deal.

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Born Nicholas LaMonaca, Turbo grew up on country thanks mainly to his
father (a famed guitarist in the international bluegrass scene), but felt drawn toward rap music and obscure electronic genres like hardstyle, the fusion of techno and hardcore. At the age of 12 he started making his own music, a move heavily inspired by Avicii’s progressive-house classic “LE7ELS.”

“Once I heard that song I couldn’t get enough of it,” Turbo recalls. “I was so obsessed, I ended up downloading FL Studio to try to recreate the melody on my own.”

Although he instantly discovered a natural talent for production, Turbo put music aside for several years, until he graduated high school. “On my 18th birthday I bought a laptop, keyboard, and set of speakers, and figured I’d have rappers come in and do their thing,” he says. “But after a while I just started winging it, making beats and rapping over them myself.”

As he pushed deeper into his artistry, Turbo began mining inspiration from left-of-center country singers like Colter Wall, a Canadian musician he stumbled across while stocking the shelves at his full-time liquor-store job. “Colter Wall has one of the raspiest, rawest, rudest voices I’d ever heard in my life, and it just completely took me over,” he notes.

From there, Turbo tapped into his own country roots and created a full-length project titled Sixth Gear, a 2019 release featuring his breakthrough single “Light Speed.” Soon after YouTube curator Astari shared the song’s video on his channel, “Light Speed” caught the attention of 10K, quickly paving the way for Turbo’s signing to the label, along with Homemade Projects and Internet Money Records.

In the making of his 10K / Homemade Projects / Internet Money debut, “Heart Stop,” Turbo embraced even more confidence in his songwriting, and followed his intuition more fully than ever.

“The more music I make and the better I know myself, the more I’ve realized that the best songs come from me sitting in a room alone and just taking my time—that’s how I come up with something honest and timeless,” he says. “I don’t really follow a particular process. Instead of worrying about any kind of rules, I just do what I want, and go with whatever feels right to me.”

CONNECT WITH TURBO:

Instagram | SoundCloud  | Twitter

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Turbo – “Racing After Me”

GENRE BENDING ARTIST TURBO RELEASES SOPHOMORE SINGLE “RACING AFTER ME”

Calgary-born artist Turbo releases his second single “Racing After Me” today via 10K Projects/ Homemade Projects/ Internet Money. His latest track further proves that the young songwriter’s style is incomparable and completely post-genre, bravely mixing elements of rock with country while referencing hip hop beats. The single arrives on the heels of his debut release “Heart Stop” which was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday (US and Canada), Outliers, and Wild Country playlists and was heralded by Ones to Watch as a “confident and honest crossover track.”

LISTEN TO “RACING AFTER ME” HERE

Born Nicholas LaMonaca, Turbo grew up on country thanks mainly to his father (a famed guitarist in the international bluegrass scene), but felt drawn toward rap music and obscure electronic genres like hardstyle, the fusion of techno and hardcore. At the age of 12 he started making his own music, a move heavily inspired by Avicii’s progressive-house classic “LE7ELS.” “Once I heard that song I couldn’t get enough of it,” Turbo recalls. “I was so obsessed, I ended up downloading FL Studio to try to recreate the melody on my own.” Although he instantly discovered a natural talent for production, Turbo put music aside for several years, until he graduated high school. “On my 18th birthday I bought a laptop, keyboard, and set of speakers, and figured I’d have rappers come in and do their thing,” he says. “But after a while I just started winging it, making beats and rapping over them myself.”

As he pushed deeper into his artistry, Turbo began mining inspiration from left-of-center country singers like Colter Wall, a Canadian musician he stumbled across while stocking the shelves at his full-time liquor-store job. “Colter Wall has one of the raspiest, rawest, rudest voices I’d ever heard in my life, and it just completely took me over,” he notes. From there, Turbo tapped into his own country roots and created a full-length project titled Sixth Gear, a 2019 release featuring his breakthrough single “Light Speed.” Soon after YouTube curator Astari shared the song’s video on his channel, “Light Speed” caught the attention of 10K, quickly paving the way for Turbo’s signing to the label, along with Homemade Projects and Internet Money Records.

In the making of his 10K / Homemade Projects / Internet Money debut, “Heart Stop,” Turbo embraced even more confidence in his songwriting, and followed his intuition more fully than ever. “The more music I make and the better I know myself, the more I’ve realized that the best songs come from me sitting in a room alone and just taking my time—that’s how I come up with something honest and timeless,” he says. “I don’t really follow a particular process. Instead of worrying about any kind of rules, I just do what I want, and go with whatever feels right to me.”

CONNECT WITH TURBO:

Instagram | SoundCloud | Twitter

STREAM “ANTHEM” FT BONN

Nineteen-year-old producer Connor Bvrns has a smash of a debut single on his hands. Fittingly titled “Anthem,” it’s a forward-thinking dance production with BONN, the transcendent vocalist known for his collaborations with Avicii, Martin Garrix and Axwell & Ingrosso.
 
CONNOR BVRNS recently toured with Jauz, performing at shows in 19 different cities in the USA and Canada.

Billy Raffoul Releases “You Be Love”

Singer–songwriter Billy Raffoul releases “You Be Love (Acoustic Version)” today, February 2nd, on Interscope Records.  Raffoul was featured on the original version of Avicii’s “You Be Love” from the Avīci EP which was released this past summer.  Raffoul makes the track his own with his signature guitar sound and authentic vocal performance in this acoustic version of the track.  “You Be Love (Acoustic Version)” is available now via all digital retailers- http://smarturl.it/YouBeLoveAcst.

Watch the stripped down,  powerful video shot by Jesse DeFlorio HERE.

“You Be Love (Acoustic Version)” follows the release of Raffoul’s  debut single “Driver”, “Dark Four Door” and more recently “Difficult”.  Raffoul is currently on tour supporting ZZ Ward where he will perform these songs, among others, from his forthcoming debut album which he is currently working on for Interscope Records.

The 23-year old Raffoul’s signature sound is rough-hewn, low-timbered rock and roll that is powered by his gravelly, soulful voice and deeply felt lyrics.  Raffoul released his debut single “Driver” in May of 2017 to rave reviews with NPR stating “Billy Raffoul has stepped into the spotlight with a strong debut single that foreshadows a promising career as a songwriter and singer.” Raffoul spent most of 2017 on the road sharing the stage with Kings of Leon, Mondo Cozmo, Judah & The Lion and NEEDTOBREATHE to name a few.

Below is a list of 2018 Billy Raffoul tour dates supporting ZZ Ward. Tickets on sale now at www.billyraffoul.com/tour.

Feb 2  Englewood, CO  Gothic Theatre

Feb 3  Boulder, CO  Fox Theatre

Feb 5  Omaha, NE  The Waiting Room

Feb 6  Madison, WI  Majestic Theatre

Feb 8  Minneapolis, MN First Ave

Feb 9  Chicago, IL  House Of Blues

Feb 10  Louisville, KY  Mercury Ballroom

Feb 12  Columbus, OH  Newport Music Hall

Feb 13  Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts

Feb 15  New York, NY   Irving Plaza

Feb 16  Washington DC  9:30 Club

Feb 17  Boston, MA  Paradise Rock Club

Feb 19  South Burlington, VT Higher Ground

March 3 Seattle, WA  The Showbox

March 4 Portland, OR  Wonder Ballroom

March 6 Sacramento, CA  Ace of Spades

March 7 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom

March 9 Phoenix, AZ  Crescent Ballroom

March 10  San Diego, CA   House of Blues

March 11 Los Angeles, CA  The Fonda