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ALEC BENJAMIN TOUR × VIDEO – THE WAY YOU FELT

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin has unveiled an official music video for his latest single “The Way You Felt.” In the Miles & AJ-directed visual, Alec confronts a past relationship by revisiting stops along their shared history and reliving pivotal moments – even though he’s alone this time. Watch it on his official YouTube channel here.

“I love music videos that have the ability to tell the story beyond the lyrics of a song,” Alec shared. “When I wrote ‘The Way You Felt,’ I found myself thinking about an ex-girlfriend, so when it came time to shoot the video, I felt inspired to go back to all of the places where our relationship unfolded. I thought it was the perfect way to process some good and bad memories, and maybe get a little closure, which I obviously needed because I’m still writing about it.”

“The Way You Felt” is available to stream and download now here via Elektra Records. Upon release, Billboard praised, “The pain feels genuine, and Benjamin’s soothing delivery creates the impression that the shock hasn’t fully registered.” Alec recently delivered the song’s network television performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Watch the clip here. To celebrate Mother’s Day, Corden and his mother Margaret also welcomed Alec and his mother Janet onto the show for a special interview. Watch it here.

Adding further dimensions to the track, Alec also recently shared an acoustic version and a Mandarin version entitled “你的目光(The Way You Felt).” The song marked Alec’s first official Mandarin release, and debuted at #1 on NetEase Music’s Western New Music Chart in China, surpassing new releases from artists including Lorde and Maroon 5. Competing with both domestic and international releases, the track also climbed to #2 on the platform’s Viral Chart and #8 on the New Music Chart. After resuming his study of the language during the COVID-19 pandemic, he collaborated with Chinese actress and singer Zhao Lusi on a Mandarin version of his hit single “Water Fountain” earlier this year. Watch their duet on his YouTube channel here.

This Fall, Alec will return to the road for a North American tour with support from Harry Hudson. The 23-city trek kicks off on September 14 in Santa Cruz, CA, and wraps on October 21 in Pomona, CA. Due to overwhelming demand, he has already added second nights in multiple markets and upgraded his Dallas, TX show from Canton Hall to The Bomb Factory.

Remaining tickets for the tour are available now here.

The Way You Felt” follows Alec’s critically acclaimed 2020 debut studio album,These Two Windows. Generating nearly half-a-billion streams in under a year, it boasts the hit singles “Jesus In LA,” “Oh My God,” and “Mind Is A Prison.” Attracting widespread praise, People raved, “The album is a major milestone,” and Stereogum christened him “A fascinating voice in modern pop.” In addition to plugs from The New York Times, American Songwriter and more, Billboard noted, “The rising pop singer-songwriter succeeds in making the matter distinctive by how much his lyrics read like a heart-to-heart conversation.”

Alec Benjamin North American Tour Dates

September 14, 2021 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

September 15, 2021 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield

September 17, 2021 – Portland, OR – McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom – SOLD OUT

September 18, 2021 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo – SOLD OUT

September 19, 2021 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

September 21, 2021 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

September 22, 2021 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom

September 24, 2021 – Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore Minneapolis

September 25, 2021 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre

September 26, 2021 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre – SOLD OUT

September 28, 2021 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall – SOLD OUT

September 29, 2021 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall

September 30, 2021 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS

October 02, 2021 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues – Boston – SOLD OUT

October 03, 2021 – Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston

October 04, 2021 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club – SOLD OUT

October 05, 2021 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

October 08, 2021 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall

October 10, 2021 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

October 11, 2021 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

October 12, 2021 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham – SOLD OUT

October 15, 2021 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues – Houston*

October 16, 2021 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory^*

October 17, 2021 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Austin

October 19, 2021 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren – SOLD OUT

October 21, 2021 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House – SOLD OUT

^Upgraded from Canton Hall

*No Harry Hudson

About Alec Benjamin

As popular music gets more and more “genre-less,” Alec Benjamin has only gotten more and more era-less. You can’t pin his candid storytelling, warm melodies, sticky hooks, and natural production to any age. That’s why he’s quietly become his generation’s own troubadour. Thus far, he has amassed nearly four billion streams, 820 million YouTube views, and multiple gold and platinum singles. He has sold out shows on three continents and counts Billie Eilish and John Mayer among his most vocal and ardent fans. Not to mention, he’s collaborated with everyone from Alessia Cara to Chinese superstar Zhao Lusi. His 2018 mixtape, Narrated For You, picked up a gold certification, while the 2020 debut album, These Two Windows, arrived to widespread critical acclaim from Billboard, People, Stereogum, and more. After a Global Pandemic, a year of soul-searching, and countless hours writing, he returns with his new single “The Way You Felt.”

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Rapper Dom Kennedy

LOS ANGELES RAPPER DOM KENNEDY 
ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FORTHCOMING

STUDIO ALBUM “FROM THE WESTSIDE WITH LOVE III”

One of Los Angeles most sought out rappers, Dom Kennedy announces his release of From the Westside With Love III which follows the success off of his first and second release of From the Westside With Love. 

“From the Westside With Love” originally dropped as a mixtape in March 2010 and later in June 2011 came “From the Westside with Love II” which is the debut studio album for Dom Kennedy. The album features artists from Asher Roth, Mikey Rocks, Polyester, Big K.R.I.T., Casey Veggies, and Schoolboy Q. The album charted #19 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #15 Billboard’s Independent Albums.

Dom Kennedy has taken over the rap game by storm by working with acts such as Kehlani, Big Sean, Hit-Boy, Nipsey Hussle, and more. With a forthcoming album set to release this Spring, Dom Kennedy is set to dominate 2021. 

“When I decided to release the first From the Westside with Love in March 2010, I wanted to prove to myself that I could make a body of work that would reach way beyond just my neighborhood in Los Angeles,” says Dom Kennedy. “It was a gut check for me to show my love for the genre of rap and what I could possibly bring to it. A year later we dropped “From the Westside with Love II” which many believe to be one of my best efforts. At this point in my career, I’m still in love with making great rap music. I decided to cement my true legacy with another gift, From the Westside with Love III.

About Dom Kennedy: 

Born in Los Angeles, CA, Dom Kennedy is an artist with a fiercely independent streak. With a style that pairs simple lyricism with a knack for narration, Kennedy took inspiration from rap legends such as DJ Quick, Tupac, and the Notorious B.I.G. Kennedy made his debut in 2008 with “25th Hour”, “From the Westside With Love” in 2010, and “The Original Dom Kennedy” in 2011. By this point, he had begun touring across the U.S. and internationally, playing a show in Djibouti, Africa. Not being able to find a fair deal to suit him, the talented MC instead started his own label, The OPM Company (Other People’s Money), which he has used to release his own albums as well as for others. “From the Westside With Love II” arrived in 2011 and was a success, hitting the top 100 of the Billboard 200 Album Chart. Kennedy shortly after released “The Yellow Album” with the lead single “My Type Of party”, this mixtape is regarded as an all-time favorite worldwide. From Kennedy himself, “my music has always been about evolution, results may vary but I have tried to remain responsible to what I was feeling at the time. I wouldn’t have lasted any amount of time without the fans, so I thank them. OPM till it’s over.” 

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SHEFF G “Proud of Me Now”

Sheff G, the leader of Brooklyn’s premier crew and label, Winners Circle Entertainment, closes out 2020 with the release of his debut album Proud of Me Now (Winners Circle Entertainment/RCA Records).  With Great John (“on the beat by the way”) helming production, Proud of Me Now is a coming-of-age lyrical journey where Sheff details his evolution – from his slip-ups to his come ups. Click here to listen.

Sheff kicked off Proud Of Me Now with the release of two singles, “No Negotiations and Lights On,” both of which further exemplified why Vulture named him as part of “NY’s Next Rap Generation.” Throughout the album, Sheff continues to play between a smooth flow and guttural style, leading beyond the Brooklyn drill movement.

“‘Proud of Me Now’ is my first album in partnership with RCA and my label Winners Circle. A lot of hard work went into making this album. I’m proud of the music I’m making. I’m proud of my team. I’m proud of being a CEO. I’m proud of me, now!!!,” says Sheff G.

Sheff G has also gained positive attention from the media. “When Flatbush drill rapper Sheff G is at the peak of his powers, his songs are exhilarating…His raps feel like wind sprints,” said Pitchfork.

Sheff G is also proud to have been chosen as Audiomack’s latest UpNow artist, their signature program dedicated to spotlighting and promoting the next generation of global music superstars. Announced earlier today by the streaming platform, Sheff G currently graces the cover of their popular UpNow Playlist and will be prominently featured across their channels with specialized marketing, editorial, social support, playlisting, custom videos, and more.

Over the past two years, and particularly throughout this summer, Sheff G kept the streets of Brooklyn and beyond ablaze with several drops, including his previous mixtape Just For Y’all, which garnered over 9.6M streams across all platforms, and the One and Only EP, ranked #21 on Complex’s list of 2020’s best albums so far.

Sheff G’s rise to stardom began in 2016 creating a local hit, “Nightmare,” produced by Great John in his living room. The following year, he released his breakout hit “No Suburban,” followed by the acclaimed 2019 project, The Unluccy Luccy Kid. Sheff showed no signs of slowing down dropping “No Suburban Pt. 2” which received over 21.2M streams. With each release, Sheff G displays a raw style addressing blunt realities with authenticity.

Listen to Proud of Me Now here. You can also watch “Lights On” here.

ABOUT WINNERS CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT

Incorporated in 2019, Winners Circle Entertainment includes label co-owner Sheff G, Sleepy Hallow, Eli-Fross and producer Great John, who handles a majority of the label’s music production. Co-owned and operated by a solid management conglomerate which is made up of Jeremy “Jerm” Soto and Karel “White” Jorge.

On the heels of the partnership with RCA Records and Winners Circle Entertainment co-led by Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow, the collective is on a mission to create a culture-defining legacy and sound.  Winners Circle kicked off the partnership with a Sleepy Hallow single, “Tip Toe,” featuring Sheff G. The track delivered gritty verses while juxtaposing a playful sample popularized by Tiny Tim’s ukulele driven hit, “Tiptoe Through the Tulips.”

Be sure to keep up with Sheff G on Instagram and Twitter.

Mad World Album Artwork Shaun Barker (Timmy Trumpet)

Timmy Trumpet Drops Debut Album

Today, global superstar DJ, producer and live instrumentalist Timmy Trumpet releases his highly anticipated debut album MAD WORLD. Inspired by the world we live in; Mad World is the official soundtrack of 2020 – an ode to an era we will never forget.

This 18-track epic collection includes collaborations with R3HAB, Scooter, Vini Vici, Vengaboys and Gabry Ponte, and features 11 brand-new tracks never heard anywhere else before.

“I’ve been a trained Jazz musician and composer most of my life and I’ve been dreaming of the day when I finally release an artist album. I went into this experience with no limitations or expectations on myself or what others may expect from me or have come to know of me” says Timmy.

“This album represents all of me and all of what inspires me the most. The people, my fans, my family, my friends,” Timmy continued. “The people that make everything we go through in life worth it no matter what challenges we face.  They make me who I am, and this is what I have made for them in return. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I’ve loved making it.”

For the album cover, Timmy turned to his fans to help create a collage of pictures that tell the story of what the experiences of this year mean to them. Timmy personally sought through thousands of images reading the attached stories written by people all over the world. It’s this attention to detail that is evident in this body of work, a well-defined and definitive collection of electronica that encompasses a plethora of sub-genres. Timeless and timely, this is the album his fans have been patiently waiting for.

2020 has been a monstrous year for Timmy Trumpet as he continues his climb to the very top of the global music scene at an unrelenting pace. His very first live stream clocked over 7 Million views becoming one of the most-watched events in electronic music this year and more recently he landed in the Top 10 of DJ Mag Top 100, a feat managed only by a very small list of artists in the past decade.

In the lead up to the release of MAD WORLD, Timmy dropped the title track, “Mad World,” in collaboration with Italian DJ/producer Gabry Ponte, along with the music video featuring stunning visuals filmed in Philadelphia just one day after the pivotal 2020 U.S. Presidential election. He also released his second single off MAD WORLD, “Paul Is Dead,” with German techno legends Scooter on November 27.

MAD WORLD the debut artist album by Timmy Trumpet is Out Now on SINPHONY. Stream MAD WORLD HERE.

MAD WORLD Track Listing:

  1. Intro – Timmy Trumpet
  2. The City – Timmy Trumpet, Swedish Red Elephant & 22Bullets
  3. Child of the Devil – Timmy Trumpet x Jebroer x Dr Phunk
  4. Not Like You – Timmy Trumpet & New World Sound feat. Kheela
  5. Thunder – Timmy Trumpet vs Vini Vici
  6. Up & Down – Timmy Trumpet x Vengaboys
  7. El Toro – Timmy Trumpet & Sickddellz feat. Afandi
  8. Cold – Timmy Trumpet
  9. 911 – R3HAB & Timmy Trumpet
  10. Paul Is Dead – Scooter & Timmy Trumpet
  11. The Snail – Timmy Trumpet & Mo Falk
  12. Mad World – Timmy Trumpet & Gabry Ponte
  13. Rollercoaster – Timmy Trumpet feat. Just Juice
  14. One More Time – Timmy Trumpet feat. Pollyanna
  15. Happy – Timmy Trumpet
  16. Mars – Timmy Trumpet
  17. Easy – Timmy Trumpet
  18. Finale – Timmy Trumpet

Keep up with Timmy Trumpet on his website, Youtube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook.

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BLACKPINK ft. Selena Gomez – Ice Cream

Today marks the highly awaited release of “Ice Cream” — the electrifying new single from global pop sensations BLACKPINK and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Selena Gomez. Another powerhouse performance from BLACKPINK, “Ice Cream” is the second single from the K-pop quartet’s massively anticipated debut album, set for release via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records on October 2nd. Pre order the album HERE.
Check out “Ice Cream” by BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez HERE.
With its accompanying video, “Ice Cream” was penned by an incredible lineup of songwriters, including Gomez herself as well as fellow pop icon Ariana Grande, plus Victoria Monét, TEDDY, Tommy Brown, Steven Franks, Bekuh BOOM, and 24.
“Ice Cream” arrives as the follow-up to BLACKPINK’s record-shattering single “How You Like That” — a trap-pop anthem recently nominated for Song of Summer at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. In addition to surpassing a staggering 100 million streams on Spotify in under a month, “How You Like That” debuted at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100, making BLACKPINK the K-pop act with the second-highest number of Hot 100 entries in chart history. Meanwhile, the mind-blowing visual for “How You Like That” became the fastest video in YouTube history to cross 10 million likes and smashed the record for most views within the first 24 hours. Check out the video for “How You Like That” HERE.
Both “Ice Cream” and “How You Like That” will appear on BLACKPINK’s full-length debut. Merch bundles for the album are available now at BLACKPINK’s website.