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Lola Young Shares Official Woman Video

Today, Lola Young released the official video for “Woman.” Directed by Olivia Rose (Jorja Smith, 6lack ft. Future, Skepta and Ty Dolla $ign ft. J Cole), the clip features Young and a cast of women, identifiably different in their features but united by their confidence, as they boldly reclaim the female form.

View Official Video HERE.

Download / Stream “Woman” HERE.

Young also shared a statement about what the video means to her:

“I wanted to make this video because I believe women are all undeniably strong, sexy, free, brave, vulnerable, raw and powerful. And that we do not have to hide away. We do not have to remain unseen, our bodies should never be sexualized or a taboo conversation, or only seen through the male gaze. We have the ability to normalize our bodies being on show, and accept them for their differences, as it’s important to remember those differences are currently often shamed.

I came up with the idea of the women in the video being fully nude. The energy on set was insane, I have never felt more empowered in my life. Nipples, bums, rolls, stretch marks, cellulite, all of these things are beautiful along with the perfect body.

This is my personal experience of being a woman, hopefully other women will have their own take on what it means to them.”

“Woman,” which received its first U.K. play on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, comes on the heels of the 19-year-old artist’s Renaissance EP. Co-produced by GRAMMY winner Paul Epworth (Adele, Mumford & Sons) and manuka, “Woman” is available for download/streaming HERE.

Billboard praised the velvet-voiced Lola Young and Clash Magazine hailed her music as touching [and] honest. Q Magazine observed, “Young’s songs bring her open-hearted lyricism and London Twang together with a neo-jazz sensibility with one foot always pointed in the direction of the nearest dancefloor.” Dummy said, “Lola Young has the most powerful and affecting voice we’ve heard in some time. The young singer is gaining ground fast.” Hunger Magazine noted, “The singer-songwriter has her own, uniquely raw take on music.”

With a gift for writing songs that encapsulate and explore the human condition, Young turns extremely personal emotions into songs that resonate with universal truths. As a lyricist, she creates evocative scenes with all the tenderness and sensitivity of a folk artist, while maintaining the sharpness, wit, and attitude of a rapper. She began writing music at age 11. Young is a recent graduate of the Brit School, whose alumni include Amy Winehouse, Adele, Freya Ridings, FKA Twigs, Jade Bird, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Loyle Carner, and Rex Orange County.

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Lola Young – Woman

Today, Capitol Records released “Woman,” Lola Young’s ode to women everywhere. The song – which received its first U.K. play on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show – is about female empowerment and also examines the struggles and hardships women face as a result of sexism and entrenched stereotypical roles. Coming on the heels of the 19-year-old artist’s Renaissance EP, “Woman” is another beautiful performance from Young, with the nature of the song bringing out a side to her that has yet to be seen. Co-produced by GRAMMY winner Paul Epworth (Adele, Mumford & Sons) and manuka, “Woman” is available for download/streaming HERE.

“‘Woman’ is a song about female empowerment,” explains Lola Young. “It’s a song about how I feel towards the patriarchy but also an introspective piece that looks at the gender roles and how these can be broken down. This song means a lot to me because it’s something I had never previously written about and it has an honest vulnerability to it that I hope makes people feel an understanding towards us women.”

Billboard praised the “velvet-voiced Lola Young” and Clash Magazine hailed her music as “touching [and] honest.” Q Magazine observed, “Young’s songs bring her open-hearted lyricism and London Twang together with a neo-jazz sensibility with one foot always pointed in the direction of the nearest dancefloor.” Dummy said, “Lola Young has the most powerful and affecting voice we’ve heard in some time…the young singer is gaining ground fast.” Hunger Magazine noted, “The singer-songwriter has her own, uniquely raw take on music.”

With a gift for writing songs that encapsulate and explore the human condition, Young turns extremely personal emotions into songs that resonate with universal truths. As a lyricist, she creates evocative scenes with all the tenderness and sensitivity of a folk artist, while maintaining the sharpness, wit, and attitude of a rapper. She began writing music at age 11. Young is a recent graduate of the Brit School, whose alumni include Amy Winehouse, Adele, Freya Ridings, FKA Twigs, Jade Bird, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Loyle Carner, and Rex Orange County.

Follow Lola Young: Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

360 Magazine, Cruel Santino

Cruel Santino New Single

Nigerian musician and creative auteur Cruel Santino has released a new single titled “End of The Wicked” (Monster Boy/Interscope Records). The song featuring French rapper Octavian is sombre in tone, fluttering across a shimmering production of piano keys and 808s. In the track, Cruel doubles down on his ‘Santinese’ — “those whole time kini hickidy wickidy wickidy end of the wicked” — a method first created to put melody on paper but evolved into a language that fans embraced. The track will appear on Cruel Santino’s upcoming sophomore album, in the meantime stream/save “End of The Wicked” via: Alongside the new single release, Cruel Santino also announced his new joint venture deal with Interscope Records called Monster Boy. Cruel is one of very few Nigerian artists to strike a JV with a major record label. The singer, formerly known as Santi, first burst on the scene with his own brand of alternative music rooted in pop-indie, dancehall, and hip hop. He quickly rose in ranks thanks to his stunning debut in Mandy & The Jungle (2019) which birthed hits like “Rapid Fire” and “Freaky.” The creative took to his “Monster Boy” channel recently to discuss the name change, parodying a late-night television show. Watch the video and get familiar with the many facets of Cruel Santino below:

Past Praise for Cruel Santino:

“The omnivorous Nigerian rapper-singer makes smoothly effortless genre hybrids that feel like everywhere and nowhere all at once.” – Pitchfork

“This mastermind’s music hits all the right spots” – NME

“Santi’s versatility will keep him reigning” — Clash Magazine

About Cruel Santino

Nigerian musician and auteur Cruel Santino (fka Santi) burst on the music scene with critically acclaimed debut album, Mandy & The Jungle (2019) dazzling fans with tracks like “Sparky”, “Freaky”, and “Rapid Fire” — molding a genre unto himself fed by his love for pop-indie, alternative, rap, dancehall and more. The definitive album was an ode to all the things that built the foundation of who Cruel Santino is — a genre-agnostic creative force to be reckoned with. Alongside the fresh sounds, Cruel Santino also directed the visuals tied to the project honing in on his craft with creative collective Monster Boy. Inspired by the occult and Nollywood films, his eye for mise-en-scene and visual narration caught the eye of collaborator Goldlink who tapped Cruel for the rapper’s “U Say” video featuring Tyler, The Creator, and Jay Prince. Not long after, the Dubai, UAE based artist signed with management company Love Renaissance. In 2020, Cruel Santino announced his very own label, Monster Boy — an Interscope Records joint venture. This Summer, Cruel Santino will release new single “End of The Wicked” which comes off his upcoming sophomore album. Not afraid to always evolve and create, we’re learning that this is Cruel Santino’s extravagant universe and we’re lucky to be co-existing in it.

Cat Delphi

– SINGLE “Way Back Home” 9/9/2018
– EP “Woman” 11/1/2019
– Pre Order – 5/9/2018

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Cat Delphi is a Singer/Pianist/Songwriter. One of the first recipients of the 2018 MOBO Awards ‘Help Musicians Fund’, Cat Delphi’s debut single ‘Fire’ was premiered by Clash Magazine, playlisted on BBC Radio 2 for 3 weeks and had over half a million streams.
The remix was also played on Kiss100.

Cat has appeared on ‘The Dermot O’Leary show’, ‘Jools Holland Presents’ & in the BBC Introducing (South) Live Lounge (including 3 track of the day’s). She also had a feature in the British Airways ‘Ones to Watch’ series.

Unlike most “pop” artists out today, Cat has an extensive education in Classical Music, having studied classical piano at the world famous ‘Royal College of Music’ in London & later winning the prestigious ‘Leverhulme’ scholarship (given to the most promising student at a conservatoire) to study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she received both her Bachelor Degree & Masters of Music Degree.

Cat was recently nominated for best Songwriter & Best Female at the Unsigned Music Awards presented by Laura Whitmore and Chris Stark on SKY 1, and songs from her first EP FIRE were played on the TV shows Home & Away’ & ‘Neighbours’.

Live shows have included headlining the 02 Academy Islington, a performance on ’Jools Holland Presents’ and ’Pixie Lott Presents’, Proud Camden , Metropolis Studios Sessions, 2018 FA Cup Final and the 2018 Hockey World Cup Final.

Cat is due to be a guest speaker and performer at BBC Introducing LIVE, Friday 9th Nov @ Tobacco Dock London.
All tracks on the EP were produced by Leo Appleyard.

WIINSTON releases video for LALA

Dark yet humorous, WIINSTON’s official video for Lala extends the single’s commentary on social dynamics in Los Angeles. Alexander Andersen, who plays Ivar the Boneless in the hit HISTORY drama Vikings, is cast as a megalomaniac TV host who continually sabotages his interviews and violates the personal boundaries of his guests in an effort to assuage his feelings of inferiority and need for recognition.

His guests include WIINSTON, an author (played by Julie Christiansen) and an actor making a comeback (played by Daniel Wagner). Producer/songwriter Alfred Thomas and singer/songwriter Daniel Richards, the two longtime friends behind WIINSTON, once again partnered with directors Joachim Morre and Sren Kahr and producer Christian Lenhart, who helmed videos for the singles Rosa, Canada, and Mio. View Lala HERE and download/stream the single HERE.

Variance Magazine proclaimed Lala addictive and noted, It’s brimming with sunny vibes, effortlessly capturing the lure of L.A. nights, poolside romance and fast flings. VENTS Magazine hailed it as another certified slow-burning banger. Aupium observed, Lala is about the glorious & soul-crushing narcissism of Lalaland. Hillydilly said, “The Danish duo won us over with their silky soundscapes and emotional songwriting, yet, now, they’re revealing a more upbeat side of their sound with Lala.”

WIINSTON’s three previous singles: Rosa, Canada, and Mio have nearly four million streams combined on Spotify. The duo made its Capitol Records debut in February 2018 with Rosa. Earmilk praised the song and accompanying video as full of modern soul and predicted, The Danish group are slated for a massive breakout in the States.

The hypnotic Canada landed on Spotify’s tastemaker playlist Weekly Buzz soon after its release and also appeared on multiple New Music Friday playlists. The Line Of Best Fit hailed it as an expertly crafted R&B track taking cues from the pop world with its infectious hook. Mio, a hip-hop inspired song with a dreamy melody, prompted Clash Magazine to observe, Bristling with flouro-soaked tones, the sheer ambition is something to behold. All three tracks were accompanied by videos created by WIINSTON and their collaborators, which showcase their image-driven artistry

WIINSTON X LALA

WIINSTON captures the seductive power of L.A. nights on the sparkling new single, Lala, released today by Capitol Records. The city itself emerges as a character on the rhythmic track, which pulses with an indelible, lilting refrain. Lala is now available for download/streaming HERE. The animated visualizer can be seen HERE.

Producer/songwriter Alfred Thomas and singer/songwriter Daniel Richards & the two longtime friends behind WIINSTON & write, record and produce most of their songs alone in Thomas’ one-room apartment.

WIINSTON says, We paint the picture with feelings and moods and just play around until we like it. It all comes to us very intuitively and fast, and the lyrics are shaped as pictures before they are written down.

WIINSTON, Photo Credit: Elizabeth Miranda

WIINSTON’s three previous singles & Rosa, Canada and Mio & have nearly four million streams combined on Spotify. The duo made its Capitol Records debut in February 2018 with Rosa. Earmilk praised the song and accompanying video as Éc;full of modern soulÉd; and predicted, The Danish group are slated for a massive breakout in the States.

The hypnotic Canada landed on Spotify’s tastemaker playlist Weekly Buzz soon after its release and also appeared on multiple New Music Friday playlists. The Line Of Best Fit hailed it as an expertly crafted R&B track taking cues from the pop world with its infectious hook. Mio, a hip-hop inspired song with a dreamy melody, prompted Clash Magazine to observe, Bristling with flouro-soaked tones, the sheer ambition is something to behold. All three tracks were accompanied by videos created by the duo, which showcase their image-driven artistry.

DUCKWRTH DROPS ‘BOY’ MUSIC VIDEO

Critically acclaimed Los Angeles rapper DUCKWRTH uncovers the music video for his latest single “Boy” today.

Watch it HERE.

Rapping upside down, Duckwrth weaves a compelling tale over a sonic backdrop brought to life by bright visuals intercut with an unflinchingly intense chase scene. Conceived as a story by DUCKWRTH and Mettenarrative, the cinematic clip lives up to his reputation as the game’s most intriguing new outlier.

Highsnobiety wrote, “DUCKWRTH’s an XTRA UUGLY Mixtape was among our favorite under the radar hip-hop releases of last year, a collection of sharply-honed songs that fully displayed why the LA-based rapper has so rapidly built a devoted a fanbase.”

“Boy” stands out as the latest single to be released from his applauded 2018 project an XTRA UUGLY Mixtape—available now.

Paper recently praised him writing, “The rapper, for lack of a better descriptor expertly blends hip hop, funk and rock to create a truly eccentric and undisputedly unique sound (think Outkast meets N.E.R.D. meets something entirely out of this world.

Since the release of his sophomore project, an XTRA UUGLY Mixtape, in November, “Duckwrth hit the ground running.” (XXL) He toured North America alongside Rich Brian, performing more than 30 shows in less than two months. He collaborated with Urban Outfitters for an exclusive in-store release of his ‘BOY’ t-shirts and XTRA UUGLY cassette tapes, as well as connected with the brand for a special live performance at Space 1520 in Hollywood. He dominated headlines at SXSW in Austin, where he was named one of the festival’s best new artists by Paste Magazine and blessed the lineups of 10 showcases including Pandora, VEVO, Tumblr and Clash Magazine. While Duckwrth has been on the road, his music has continued to grow with tracks like “I’m Dead” ft. Sabrina Claudio and “Rare Panther + Beach House” combining for over 3M streams on Spotfiy. His Michael Jackson-inspired music video for “MICHUUL.” has racked up nearly 500K views and the track was featured on HULU’s Mary Kills People and in EA Games’ Need For Speed. Duckwrth’s music also recently received placements on HBO’s Bill Maher, ESPN’s Music of the Month and Amazon Music’s Q1 Radio Campaign. With recent profiles by ILY Mag, i-D, Clash Magazine and Afropunk, upcoming festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Westward Festival and Afropunk, and more new visuals on the way, Duckwrth is showing why he’s been called “LA’s newest, and arguably soon to be best export.” (Paper Mag)

NEW CITY x GETTING CLOSER

Today, Genre-blending Toronto-based trio NEW CITY release a brand new single, “Getting Closer,” along with its lyric video: WATCH HERE. This the band’s first release since signing with Mosely Music Group/Capitol Records.

This release follows the exciting news that the band will make their U.S. live debut with a School Night show at Bardot in Los Angeles on April 9. 

“Getting Closer” comes at a crucial time for NEW CITY in their evolution, reflecting on where they came from and looking towards where they are headed. A declaration of empowerment for the band and anyone else working towards their dreams. « It’s about breaking yourself down and putting everything on the table, but still feeling lost,” lead-singer Adrian Mitchell explains about the new song, “It reflects the ways we’ve found ourselves as a band and can talk about bigger topics. At first, we wrote about the things we wanted and desired, but now our writing is starting to reflect what our purpose actually is and what we’re looking for in the future. “The track was written and co-produced by the band themselves, alongside longtime collaborator, Fede Vindver, who produced “Dirty Secrets” and co-produced “Coachella.”

Just last year, NEW CITY released their first-ever song, « Coachella,” a summertime anthem about the Indio, California music festival. The track has since amassed almost two million streams, with Clash magazine declaring it a “perfect pop confection.” The music video for the track, sees the band channeling party atmosphere of the desert festival – despite never having been. The follow-up, deep house-inflected “Dirty Secrets,” was the #1 Most Added single at Canadian Pop Radio. The song entered the Canadian radio chart at number 22, jumping seven spots in just two weeks and clearing four million streams, “With the irresistible pop sensibilities of New City,” wrote Billboard, “they are a secret you’ll want to share.”

Shortly after the release of “Dirty Secrets, “NEW CITY’s hybrid-pop sound borrowing from pop, rhythmic and EDM influences caught the attention of Grammy-winning multiplatinum super producer, Timbaland, and his manager Gary Marella who inked the band to Mosley Music Group imprint alongside Capitol Records stateside. “These guys are incredibly talented and have what it takes to be superstars,” Timbaland states. Stay tuned for more to come from NEW CITY.”

ABOUT NEW CITY:

NEW CITY – made up of Adrian Mitchell (vocals), Jed Webster (guitar, programming) and Nathan Brown (drums, programming) -are unapologetic about being young, free, and in pursuit of a good time. Formed in 2017, out of two separate projects. Webster and Brown are lifelong friends who grew up together in the small farming community of Sussex, New Brunswick; Webster’s dad fed him a steady diet of blues guitar heroes (Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Muddy Waters), while Brown was more focused on rock groups before discovering electronic music in high school. The pair took a big leap and moved to Toronto, sleeping on a basement floor for two years and working on music every day. They met R&B fan Mitchell, who was born in Oro-Medonte in central Ontario, trying to make it as a solo artist, at a hotel party and quickly joined forces.

Follow NEW CITY:

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Antix x “When It Falls”

“A radical voice” – Clash Music

“Poignant messages over soulful beats” – Red Bull Music

“His talent is genre crossing, in a very honest sense” – Huffington Post

SOUNDCLOUD

Antix is an unconventional rapper, part of a generation of more conscious hip hop artists alá Logic or Khalid. His music has always proudly stood outside the norms of his genre, and shuns the bravado and materialism of many of his contemporaries. He has delivered his signature flow on topics ranging from mental illness (“Come Home”) to religious oppression (“Afshin’s Song”). His work is heavily informed by his own experiences, and aims to help end stigmas around certain topics. 

To date, Antix has dropped two mixtapes, 2010’s ‘Inflammable Grammar’ and 2014’s ‘Question Everything;’ which saw support from the likes of Red Bull Music, BBC Introducing and MTV Brand New. Though he initially struggled to fit into the London hip hop scene, so different was what he was doing, and he used social media instead to foster intimate fan interactions. As a result, his openness and energy has gained him a multitude of followers across the world (his current streaming figures are 3 million). 

“I was always trying to be ‘accepted’ by some scene, until I realized that the fans are all that matter. People message me now and tell me my music saved their life, helped them with depression, things like that. When you realized how important that is, the ‘scene’ can go fuck itself.”

Antix returns with his new track “When It Falls,” and his re-location to the US is evident in the shift in tone. The song shifts between the quiet, resolute core of Antix’s verses and the emotional gusts of Greg Delson’s choruses. This is a mission statement on determination in the face of adversity, a significant subject for Antix. He is an artist with great success behind him, and continues to claw his way forward. While also involved with ‘secret concert’ collective Flights of Voices and socially conscious movements such as Occupy Wall Street, he is nothing if not ambitious. With “When It Falls,’ Antix continues to display that ambition and his potential for universal appeal. This is an artist who knows exactly what he wants to do, who he is, and who he is going to be.

Twitter: @AntixOfficial

Soundcloud.com/AntixOfficial

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S.O.S

“Bloodline” is the third single from this electro-pop singer’s latest album release, Edges Of The Mind.  With the emergence of Jazz/EDM recording artists like AlunaGeorge and Maty NoyesS.O.S is poised to excel.  “Bloodline” is an anthemic masterpiece. Lyrics speak volumes to the new age generation – the millennials. In unison, they can achieve anything.  S.O.S‘s ability to melodically enamour an audience with Sade-like vocals and provocative instrumentation is a win-win. This musician’s sophistication along with strong marketability has landed them on our #360WatchList.


In fact, 360 just experienced a premonition. There’s a Grammy in her path if she continues to sustain her momentum. After all, a clean new sound is the equation for success. Simply ask our current cover stars, Hey Violet.



Behind  S.O.S  is  Sophie  Debattista,  a  23-year-old  Anglo-Maltese  singer/songwriter.  She  was  originally  born  in  Malta  and  at  the  age  of  18,  the young  songstress  embraced  her  British  heritage  and  followed  her  love  of  music  to  the UK.  By  2013,  Sophie  was  awarded  a  scholarship  at  The  Institute  Of  Contemporary Music  Performance  (ICMP)  in  London  which  enabled  her  to  study and  graduate  with  a  first-class  BA  (Hons)  in  Songwriting.  This  played  a  major  role  in Sophie’s  growth  within  the  UK  so  far  and  five  years  down  the  line,  she regularly  performs  around  the  music  circuit  in  London  and  plays  many  festivals across  the  country.  Moreover,  Sophie  works  hard  at  self-funding  her music  through  busking  on  the  TFL  network  and  loves  that  she’s  given  the  chance  to meet  new  people  in  an  unconventional  way  and  bring  some  positivity  into  their  day through  her  music. Towards  the  end  of  2015,  Sophie’s  music  took  an  exciting  turn  as  she  began  to delve  into  the  world  of  music  production.  She  now  fronts  the  production  team  on  all of  her  releases  creating  a  combination  of  edgy  electronic  tracks,  warm  vocals  and intense  lyrics  drawing  influence  from  the  likes  of  Alessia  Cara,  NAO,  Halsey  and Lorde.  Sophie  was  recently  in  the  studio  recording  her  forthcoming  debut  EP Edges  Of  The  Mind where  this  distinct  sound  is  showcased.  The  first  two  singles from  that  EP, “Bittersweet” and  “Silent  Witness,” received  the  support  of  top  British media  including  BBC  IntroducingBBC  Radio  6  and  Clash  Magazine.  November 2017  is  set  to  be  an  exciting  month  for  Sophie  as  she  will  be  releasing  her  next, highly  anticipated  single  “Bloodline.”  She  asserts, “Music  is  my  world.  I  feel  extremely  fortunate  to  be  able  to  do  what I  love  doing  most  in  such  a  diverse  country  that  keeps  inspiring  me  everyday.  I  am continuously  influenced  by  some  incredible  artists  such  as  Ed  Sheeran, Beyonce, Ellie  Goulding  and  Lorde.  Recently,  my  music  has  entered  a  new  and  exciting phase  and  the  release  of  my  debut  EP  will  be  my  first  ever  collection  of  work  and  a chance  to  show  the  ‘real  me.’”