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Purple Disco Machine × Sophie and the Giants – In The Dark

Purple Disco Machine and Sophie and the Giants team up one again for their disco-tech single “In The Dark,” via Casablanca Records. Listen to the brand-new single HERE and watch the music video HERE.

Purple Disco Machine’s “Exotica Deluxe” album releases on Friday, March 4, 2022 – pre-order HERE.

A collaboration between Purple Disco Machine and Sophie’s is a recipe for pure perfection; the combination of funky production with supernatural melody and vocals can’t be matched. Their past partnership on the song “Hypnotized” reached over 350 million streams, gained a variety of Platinum certifications across Europe and hit #9 on the Global Shazam Charts. The track, too, was prosperous in Italy, where it went platinum 5 x. The success of the single led to the duo’s performance at the Power Hits Estate 2020 live from Verona Stadium.

The partnership between both artists produces another captivating, upbeat hit. The melody of the track produces a transcendent, modern aura, which is contrasted against the emotional lyrics of the song. The story that “In The Dark” produces through its lyricism and melody is one that a lot of young individuals could relate to modern day. The song proclaims the message of falling for someone they know they shouldn’t, but nonetheless, the heart wants what the heart wants. The delicate, exquisite vocals paired with deep lyricism makes for an incredible track. Sophie sings, “Pulled me in with your words so sweet, every time I ignored the sign, redemption’s mine on the day I leave, fallin’ for you was my only crime.”

In The Dark” comes after a rather prosperous period of time for Purple Disco Machine, following the issue of the producer’s sophomore album “Exotica,” and the dancefloor complement “Club Exotica.” The inspiration for the studio album stemmed from pop culture and artists of the 80s. The project includes 14 tracks with international phenomena “Hypnotized” with Sophie and the Giants, “Fireworks” feat. Moss Kena & The Knocks, and “Dopamine” feat. Eyelar. The album, to date, collects over 500 million streams.

Purple Disco Machine ranks as the #2 Beatport Artist of All Time, the impact that he has had on the disco/ dance industry is unmatched. Purple Disco Machine has remixed artists such as Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris, Sir Elton John, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, Diplo and so many more. Accumulating over 1 billion streams across all his works, he has made his mark and stamped his place in the world of disco production.

 

George O'Hanlon "How Are You Feeling?" single artwork via Madi Florence Umusic for use by 360 MAGAZINE

George O’Hanlon – How Are You Feeling

Rising UK singer/songwriter George O’Hanlon makes his 2022 debut with his new single “How Are You Feeling?” available now via Harvest Records. Listen to “How Are You Feeling?HERE.

The single finds inspiration from rock icons like Radiohead, Springsteen, Nirvana and Slowdive. Throughout the track, intricate guitar work combined with an uplifting chorus makes it one you’ll want to give a listen to. “How Are You Feeling” also comes as the introduction to George’s full touring band on a single.

As a songwriter, George is able to showcase his true talents in the single. He states, “The song is about how you find your path as a person, especially during your late teens early 20’s, and the ups-and-downs that come with that. To me it’s a really positive song about people finding their way.”

About George O’Hanlon

Gaining practice through performing in the college circuit, George O’Hanlon has been perfecting his craft for quite some time. Working on his music by performing and writing for the past few years, George launched his career in 2021 with his debut EP, The Storm. While his musical inspirations range from artists like Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley and Thom Yorke, George’s music has natural literary soul. He captives his fans by referencing his own life experiences, outlining them in new perceptions.

While rising as a budding talent in the UK music scene, George has gained affirmation from Abi McCarthy at BBC Introducing and Jack Saunders at Radio 1. You can find George typically performing at grassroots venues, while he toured the UK last September with his band. They traveled to small venues around the UK together. Noting the experience, George exclaimed, “We spent hours with four of us crammed in a car with all our gear. The tough bits are service stations at 3 in in the morning and things like that but playing the shows made it all worth it.”

You can catch George performing at his first US show at Austin’s South by Southwest Festival.

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THE CW NETWORKS DEBUTS “MARCH”

From the CW Network comes the brand-new documentary series MARCH, that navigates through the journey of competitive HBCU band culture. MARCH directly follows the lives of varying band members and leaders that are a part of the Marching Storm, Prairie View A&M University’s Marching Band.

The docu-series comes in eight parts, illustrating the efforts that the members put in behind the scenes to ensure success, and how they juggle their college life and academics with their commitment to the marching band. MARCH airs on Monday, January 25 (8:00-9:00 pm ET/PT) and then it moves to its regularly scheduled programming of Sunday nights beginning on February 26 (9:00-10:00 pm ET/PT), after ALL AMERICAN and ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING take place on Monday nights.

The new series MARCH highlights the stories of diverse and gifted college students that attend Prairie View A&M University. Whether they’re drummers in the marching band or dancers on the flag team, they all have one thing in common; they work hard at their craft, and they juggle the responsibilities of college on top of their musical endeavors. While delving into personal stories from individuals and staff associated with the 300-person marching band, MARCH also studies the rich legacy and history of Prairie View A&M, emphasizing the importance of the Marching Storm band has had on that powerful story. The series follows along the journey that they must go through to become the top ranked HBCU band in the nation. Performances include a captivating homecoming show with Texas A&M and Southern University.

From Stage 13, MARCH is executively produced by Cheryl Horner McDonough, Jamail Shelton, Shari Scorca and Marcel Fuentes.

About Prairie View A&M University

Serving as the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state of Texas, Prairie View A&M University has instituted importance on individuality and self-expression. With an array of programs for engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU has fitting baccalaureate, master or doctor degree through eight colleges and schools. PVAMU prides themselves on having top-tier mentors that are available to guide and advise their students towards their dreams. For more information on PVAMU, visit www.pvamu.edu.

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J.I.D. × Surround Sound

The Grammy-nominated, Dreamville rapper J.I.D. released “Surround Sound,” this past week, making it his first single of 2022. The single features fellow Atlanta rappers 21 Savage and Baby Tate.

Stream “Surround SoundHERE.

Produced by Christo and DJ Scheme, the single follows J.I.D.’s journey into the rap scene and what it took to get where he now stands. At the 2:29 mark, J.I.D. showcases his notorious flow switch ups. The music video for the single was directed by Mac Grant and Chad Tennies, highlighting all three artists that are apart of “Surround Sound.”

Watch the music video HERE.

“Surround Sound” follows the monumental announcement that J.I.D. would be apart of the Coachella 2022 lineup. This will be J.I.D.’s unveiling performance at Coachella.

The Dreamville/Interscope Records artist has, too, been awaiting the release of his highly anticipated future project. In the meantime, J.I.D. has been celebrating the successes of his recent collaborations with other artists. His latest collab with Imagine Dragons on the song “ENEMY” is the title song for the Netflix series Arcane. “ENEMEY” currently sits in the top 10 of Billboard Global 200, rising up the Billboard Hot 100 charts, now at #48. The collaboration of J.I.D. and Imagine Dragons has been exceptionally popular, stacking up a cumulative 151 million views on YouTube. A spike in these numbers came after the group performed the song live at the MTV Europe Music Awards. Amongst his other collabs, J.I.D. has worked together with other out-of-this-world artists like Doja Cat (“Options), Dua Lipa (“Not My Problem”) and Khalid (“All I Feel Is Rain”).

About J.I.D.

J.I.D. is a Grammy-nominated rap artist originally from East Atlanta. J.I.D. made his break into the scene with his 2015 EP, DiCaprio. DiCaprio showcased other collabs between J.I.D. and artists such as the hip-hop due EARTHGANG, who he’d toured with in 2014 alongside Bas and Ab-Soul. This was when J. Cole spotted J.I.D., and he was signed to his Interscope Records label, Dreamville. J.I.D. made his major-label debut with The Never Story (2017), followed by his admired album DiCaprio 2 (2018), gaining attention from Rolling Stone, Billboard and NPR. In 2019, J.I.D. continued his growing momentum with support on Dreamville’s Platinum certified Revenge of the Dreamers III, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, also obtaining GRAMMY nominations.

J.I.D.’s clever and rapid flow has set him apart from the pack, acquiring his a dedicated fanbase that has showed out for him at uncountable sold out shows in various locations. Typically, a part of the festival scene, J.I.D. has performed at Lollapalooza, Laneway Festival and other locations around the world.

Nija – Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You

Capitol Records recording artist Nija announced the January 28 release of her debut solo project, Don‘t Say I Didn‘t Warn You, and unveiled the album‘s cover artwork. Now available for pre-order/pre-save HERE, Don‘t Say I Didn‘t Warn You is a brash and self-assured work, an R&B project that takes cues from hip-hop‘s confidence and pairs it with a no-nonsense approach all Nija‘s own. It was executive produced by Jack Rochon.

“I‘m taking the power role,“ says Nija. “There‘s vulnerability in the music but it‘s a different approach. Instead of ‘oh, you hurt me,‘ it‘s like, ‘Damn, you did that to me? That‘s crazy. I‘ma move on but you fucked up for that.‘“

After dropping her first three singles in 2021 “Ease My Mind (Come Over),“ “Finesse“ and “On Call“  Nija has been dropping hints about the project by posting snippets on YouTube and TikTok and sharing playlists on Spotify and TIDAL. She‘s been named as one of Vevo DSCVR Artists To Watch 2022 and was tapped by Spotify to help launch its new Lyrics feature.

Born in New Jersey and now based in Los Angeles, Nija had written scores of Billboard Hot 100 hits before she had even turned 21 Rolling Stone called her “one of music‘s most sought-after songwriters.“ Now at 23,  the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning contributor is gaining widespread acclaim for  her own music and relishing in the freedom to fully express herself. People said, “the brain behind some of the biggest hits is  now ready to make a name for herself.“ VIBE hailed her as “a vocal talent whose sultry tone brings her lyrics to life.“

“There‘s a stigma against songwriters turning into artists because usually they give all their sauce away,“ says Nija. “But I‘ve always made sure I went above and beyond people‘s expectations, so don‘t say I didn‘t warn you about that.“

Saw Himself – Power Ballads

SAM HIMSELF FONDUE WESTERN’S INDIE ROCKER SHARES DEBUT ALBUM POWER BALLADS

NEW SINGLE “THE MISSING” IS OUT TODAY

LISTEN TO POWER BALLADS1

LISTEN TO POWER BALLADS

WATCH “THE MISSING”

WATCH “LA PAZ”

WATCH “WHAT IT’S WORTH”

WATCH “NOTHING LIKE THE NIGHT”

WATCH “CRY”

On the heels of his breakout year, Swiss indie rocker Sam Himself – New Yorker by choice,  Fondue Western baritone by trade – prepares to release his debut album, Power Ballads (October 8th). The Brooklyn-based songwriter, performer, and multi-instrumentalist has been sounding the bell for his first LP with a number of singles, most recently “La Paz” and “What Its Worth” which premiered via Under The Radar Magazine and was picked up by KCRWs Morning Becomes Eclectic and KEXPs The Morning Show, among others: as of September 2021, three out of four album singles remain on public and commercial rotation in Germany, France, Switzerland and elsewhere in Europe and the US.

Sam Himself’s full-length debut follows last year’s acclaimed EP Slow Drugs, the artist’s third, which – in addition to the international press, radio airplay, numerous DSP editorial features, and critical praise for the accompanying music videos – earned him the Swiss National Broadcasting Service’s Best Talent Award in 2020 and, in early 2021, a nomination for a Swiss Music Award, the most prestigious national prize of its kind in Sam’s home country.

Power Ballads marks the latest collaboration between Sam and his longtime producer, mixing engineer, and Second Beatle’ Daniel Schlett (The War On Drugs; Iggy Pop), as well as mastering legend Greg Calbi (Bruce Springsteen; David Bowie).

Early last year, Switzerland’s King of Tears Sam Himself was in Europe kicking off his spring tour when the pandemic foiled all live music plans – and Sam’s planned return to Brooklyn, NY, his chosen home of the past decade. Dangerously low on socks, musical equipment, and any real sense of when he’d be able to get back to the United States, Sam ended up staying in his native Switzerland for the remainder of 2020. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, exiled at home, spent those months in limbo writing and recording what would become his debut album, Power Balladswherever he could (including the attic of his mom’s house). When he made it back to New York in early 2021, Sam (after a period of self-quarantine) went straight to producer Daniel Schlett’s Strange Weather Studio in Brooklyn to finalize his new material, building on the recordings he had originally prepared as demos for his album.

Two songs on Power Ballads once again feature Sam’s Slow Drugs bandmates Josh Werner (bass – Ghostface Killah; CocoRosie) and Parker Kindred (drums – Jeff Buckley; Elliott Smith), among them the LP’s focus track The Missing. The work of Benjamin Noti (guitar – Steff La Cheffe) and Georg Dillier (bass – Anna Rossinelli), both members of Sam’s touring band, can also be heard on several tracks.

Beyond their contributions, however, Sam plays most of the instruments on Power Ballads himself, with producer Schlett adding sounds, textures and of course his singular mixing style (as heard recently e.g. on Iggy Pop’s cover of The Velvet Underground’s European Son). This reduced lineup, a consequence of the new practical realities of the pandemic, imbues Power Ballads with a sense of intimacy and artistic autonomy. Synths and programmed drums form the core of most of the album’s by turns minimalist and grand arrangements, while Sam’s signature baritone voice quite literally reaches new heights. Over the course of ten tracks, the artist grapples with the sources and limits of personal power – how much of it is taken for granted; what remains once it’s stripped away – unflinchingly honest and defiantly optimistic on his most vulnerable, most confident work to date.

Sam Himself is set to tour in support of his debut album well into the spring of next year, with some 30+ European dates in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and beyond (US-dates in planning).

As featured by SPIN MagazineUnder The RadarKEXPKCRWDanger Mouse JukeboxThe Wild HoneypieAmerican SongwriterThe Philadelphia GlobeConsequence of SoundVariance MagazineSwiss National Radiotelevision SRFDIFFUS Magazin (GE), and many more.

For more information about Sam Himself, visit his website or connect with him on social media @samhimself.

“Born in Switzerland and bred in Gotham, Sam Himself has won accolades in his homeland but has aspirations to conquer the world.”  SPIN Magazine

“Sam Himself uses a vocal power somewhere between Matt Berninger and San Fermins Allen Tate to sing songs of finding your place.”Consequence Of Sound

 “Smokey vocals, wistful reverie.”  Under The Radar

“His deep, rich vocals remind us of the beauty that exists even during the darkest times.”  The Wild Honey Pie

“Switzerlands King of Tears.”Victoria Turrian, Radio T vision Suisse

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HAYD – Debut Changes

HAYD releases Debut Changes – EP today click HERE to listen. A music video for the new single “Head in the Clouds” is out now click HERE to watch.

Today, Michigan-born singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, Hayd, releases his debut Changes – EP. The EP includes previously released tracks “Closure” (Click HERE) “Airplane Mode” (Click HERE), and “Changes” (Click HERE), which were written and produced entirely by Hayd and has racked up over 109.2 million streams worldwide. The EP also features brand-new single “Head in the Clouds” and unreleased tracks “The Idea of You” and “Faces”. The Changes – EP is a collection of songs inspired by personal experiences and is a culmination of Hayd’s signature mellow style driven by brutally honest and emotional lyrics, raw vocals, and accompanied by a soft and simple production. Hayd’s ChangesEP is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records. See the full tracklist below.

Hayd says about the EP, “Life comes and goes in seasons. This EP, from front to back, is the journey it took me to realize that. For so long I tried to resist the change around me. I was scared of the unknown, scared of failure… but change is how we grow. “There’s a reason for every season” … at least that’s what my mom’s Hallmark pillow says.”

Changes – EP Track List:

  1. Closure
  2. Head in the Clouds
  3. The Idea of You
  4. Faces
  5. Airplane Mode
  6. Changes

In addition to the EP, Hayd dropped the music video for his new single “Head in the Clouds.” The video, directed by Jesse DeFlorio, finds Hayd reminiscing on a relationship between two cloud figures who were once in love. Shot on Kodak Film for a dated effect, the cloud figures are seen enjoying each other’s company, interspersed with shots of Hayd playing the heartfelt track on the piano.  Eventually, the female cloud figure walks away from her partner, leaving him alone with a note. Hayd eventually reveals himself to be the male cloud figure, memorializing his own relationship that once was. 360 Magazine is excited for this young star to begin his journey in the music industry. 

Jack Savoretti – Too Much History

JACK SAVORETTI PREMIERES THE VIDEO FOR THE NEW SINGLE “TOO MUCH HISTORY” TODAY

NO. 1 UK ALBUM EUROPIANA OUT NOW

Following the release of his critically acclaimed, UK No. 1 album “Europiana U.K. Singer/songwriter Jack Savoretti debuts the official video for his new single, “Too Much History” today. Watch it HERE. 

Written with Joel Pott and co-produced by Cam Blackwood and Joel Pott at Abbey Road Studios, “Too Much History” features a backdrop of beats, strings, and Jack’s wife and daughter on backing vocals. The accompanying video, directed by collective RUTA, tells the story of two old ladies playing the most nerve-wracking game of chess of their lives, with each piece and move from the game controlling the world around them.

Says Jack about the video, “So excited about working with Santiago and Horatio (RUTA) and so grateful to them for bringing to life the aspiration, eccentricity, and glamour that is Europiana.”

As the seventh full-length from Jack, Europiana serves as the follow-up to the singer/songwriter’s breakthrough 2019 album Singing to Strangers, his third consecutive gold seller and first No. 1 on the U.K. Album chart which has amassed over 65 million streams globally and earned praise from such outlets as The Telegraph (who hailed its “heady love songs mixing lush orchestrations with a tight, electric band”

Produced by Cam Blackwood (George Ezra, London Grammar, Florence & The Machine), Europiana was recorded late last year at Abbey Road Studios with Jack’s longtime touring band. Jack’s irresistible lead single, “Who’s Hurting Who” a disco-fueled pop track featuring the legendary Nile Rodgers arrives as a gloriously upbeat piece of soul-pop, perfectly showcasing his alluring vocal presence. John Oates also contributed to the album, playing guitar and singing backing vocals, from Nashville, on the lush track, “When You’re Lonely”.

Jack heads out on a 12 date U.K. tour in spring 2022, kicking off at the Plymouth Pavilions and finishing up at London’s Eventim Apollo. Full itinerary and tickets are on sale now HERE.

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Luis Vázquez – Me Tienes Mal

THE YOUNG SALSA SENSATION LUIS VÃZQUEZ RELEASES HIS NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO ME TIENES MAL

The young salsa prodigy Luis Vázquez presents today his brand-new single and music video Me Tienes Mal. The track was written by Damian Santiago with musical arrangements by Jay Lugo.

The song Me Tienes Mal tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a girl from his class but doesn’t know how to tell her. Meanwhile he’s imagining all possible scenarios in his head.

It’s the girl who’s walking there // The one with the light blue jeans // She’s the one that’s been driving me crazy since we crossed paths in the tenth grade // It’s the girl who’s walking there // With her modern style // If she knew that her name fills my notebook, is the catchy hook of this song in Spanish.

The music video, directed by Miguel Zayas, goes back and forth between the school and a stage. It shows the dichotomy of Luis being shy to ask a girl out, while on the stage he looks comfortable and secure. Eventually, that attitude translates into his romantic life, giving way to a happy ending in this love story.

Me Tienes Mal is the second single from Vázquez’s album titled Comienzos. In that same record production we find Tu Fan, an urban-infused salsa that scored Luis his first number one on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart at the beginning of this past July. At 15 years old, this Puerto Rican becomes the youngest soloist to reach this spot since the chart began in October 1994.

Luis Vázquez began his artistic career at 5 years old as the lead singer of Los Bravitos de la Plena, a kids music group. Along with seven other children, they stood out for singing plena and defending the Puerto Rican folk genre. The group was founded by Luis’ father, who is also a musician.

After 9 years in the group, Luis split up to focus on his career as a soloist and salsa performer.

Follow Luis Vázquez via his website, Instagram and YouTube.

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Safety Club – Icy!

HIP-HOP DUO SAFETY CLUB RETURNS WITH SOPHOMORE SINGLE ICY!

A song that will make you feel like leaning back out the top of a car in a tunnel while trying carefully not to drop your $10 ASOS sunglasses

unashamedly upbeat – Elevator Mag

incredibly talented duo – EARMILK

WATCH HERE

The undeniably fun and hard-hitting (PileRats) hip-hop act SAFETY CLUB have returned with sophomore single and video ICY. Having burst onto the scene earlier this year and gaining traction with debut single JUICE, the colorful duo comprised of vocalist Ronnie Sinclair and producer Shan, are set to continue their rise straight out of the left-field of hip-hop. Combining rolling synths with a hypnotic house beat, ICY! sets the perfect mood for late-night cruising with the homies.

ICY doubles down on SAFETY CLUB’s trademark effervescent vibe. It’s a tongue-in-cheek track ripe with swagger and playful pompousness that chronicles a day in the life of a rapper who raps for the job he wants, not the job he has. A live wire with the rhyming skills to back up his sashay, Ronnie raps his ode to the hustler’s life, with lyrics like I put some suicide doors on my Honda Accord and I’m making rap songs / Word to the diphthongs.

SAFETY CLUB shares ICY! pairs perfectly with the worn vinyl of your Nissan Micra but feels a little more at home cruising, late at night with the proverbial homies before you realize that (oh shit) you do actually have to go home right now. You have to go to your dog walking job at 4:30 in the morning, but it’s not that bad. You actually really enjoy the flexibility of the hours and have formed a real bond with a pair of Samoyeds.

In the accompanying video, we find Ronnie audaciously strutting his stuff and rapping against a nighttime backdrop of unassuming suburbia. Cut to shots of a humble laundromat and corner grocery store, and you know you’re a far cry from the glitz and glam of SAFETY CLUB’s fine rhymes, but it doesn’t matter to them. Ronnie Sinclair is iced and he wants you to know it. After lulling listeners into a steady slow rhythm, halfway through the track ICY! suddenly switches up into a section of hard bars and uber-catchy hooks. It might be the morning after, but the party doesn’t stop just because Ronnie’s got to walk those aforementioned Samoyeds.

Since the release of their debut JUICE, Brisbane-based SAFETY CLUB have been building serious momentum – gaining early fans EARMILK, Elevator Mag, and The Hype Magazine, as well as amassing over 83K views via their quirky TikTok content. Citing Kaytranada, Chance the Rapper, and Amine as inspiration, SAFETY CLUB’s unique style of funk-laced R&B and hip-hop influenced by the Chicago scene is fast making this rising act one to watch for the future.

Stay tuned for more from SAFETY CLUB soon.

ABOUT SAFETY CLUB

Down-to-earth guys. Rap songmakers. OnlyFans content creators. SAFETY CLUB is a two-piece rap/producer combo that tastes like if the internet digested Brockhampton, Amine, and Justin Timberlake and spot them out on the other side of the world.

Cues and sensibilities from new wave Chicago hip-hop drip through producer shan’s production, while Ronnie Sinclair’s vocals tread the line somewhere between sultry R&B star, and a computer programmer, resulting in something like the horny offspring of Anderson Paak and Zack Fox. The combination of the two is a high octane blend that bangs hard across a highway of genres but always drives safely.

Follow SAFETY CLUB online via Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter