Chloe x Halle has shared two new tracks for the latest installment of Spotify Singles, marking the second-ever Are & Be-branded Spotify Singles release.
Recorded in LA, Chloe x Halle performed a stripped-down version of their hit single “Tipsy” from their recently released album Ungodly Hour as well as a cover of Zhané’s “Sending My Love,” with Chloe x Halle adding their subtly electronic 90s-R&B-inspired twist. Listen to both songs HERE.
“We first fell in love with ‘Sending All My Love’ by Zhané because our parents would blast it all around our house in Atlanta,” says Chloe x Halle. “We fell in love with the fact that they’re a duo as well, and how their voices blended so nicely together. It was very inspiring to us as a duo too!”
Driving more than four billion streams since the program began in 2017, Spotify Singles was created to give artists an opportunity to record new versions of their own songs, and the songs of the artists they love. The Singles scope includes a unique version of each artist’s own song (Side A) and a cover song of their choosing (Side B). To date, there have been over 300 Singles recorded as part of the program.
PRAYERS, the groundbreaking electronic cholo goth duo from Los Angeles, featuring Leafar Seyer (vox, lyrics and founder of the cholo goth movement) and Dave Parley (drums, beats and music) released “CHOLOANI” their YouTube channel. “CHOLOANI” is a stunning oral history in video form featuring Teypohs’weepeehl (Iron Jacket), a traditional language speaking member of the Chichimeca tribe whom shares the history of modern day cholo subculture from it’s cholani origin.
“The yauh’kweehkahtseehntleeh or (sacred opposition song) that Teypohs’weepeehl sings is over 30,000 years old and has not been heard for 300 years by anyone outside of the few remaining, language speaking, traditional cheecheemehkah who have still kept this tradition and custom,” said Leafar Seyer.
Filmed in high desert of central Tseewahktehtlahn—Iron Jacket’s land, the breath-taking landscape is a backdrop for Iron Jacket’s physical appearance which draws on his traditional form a CHEECHEEMEKAH KWACHEECKAY SOCIETY WARRIOR in red ochre grease paint. An ancient warrior society that went underground after the scalplock bans of the 16th century, who then became the choloani of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and then became the cholo of the 20th century.
Listen to this ancient, sacred song and oral history and allow the context and insight contained within to shift your perception of the world’s oldest, most misunderstood and labeled “world’s most dangerous” gang subculture in the world.
“CHOLOANI” is the first offering from the forthcoming Cholo Goth body of work. Prayers will be releasing “La Vida Es Un Sueno” song + video on September 30.
Today, the Atlanta genre-blending duo Danger Incorporated release their major label debut album, Hackers of The World Unite, via Awful Records/RCA Records. The new album is inspired by the one of the duo’s favorite movies from 1995, Hackers.Click here to listen to the album.
Playing around with genres since they were in high school, the duo, Louie Duffelbags and Boothlord, are known for morphing and manipulating familiar sounds to transform them into something that is distinctively and solely Danger Incorporated. Their new album is a testament to this, showing off their unique versatility as they continue to push boundaries in the music landscape.
Today, German duo BUNT. release their brand-new single entitled “Unbreakable” Featuring Grammy nominated songwriter, Clarence Coffee Jr. (Halsey, Maroon 5, Dua Lipa). The exuberant new track, which has been 5 years in the making, is Clarence Coffee Jr.’s first vocal feature and it is also the first release off of BUNT.’s upcoming EP due out later this year. “Unbreakable” Feat. Clarence Coffee Jr. is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.
BUNT. says about the track, “Unbreakable is a song we’ve been working on tirelessly for over 5 years now. This song is a foundational song for us. Coffee’s performance captures the brilliance we love about the Folk/Americana world. There’s so much character in his voice. The lyrics are so powerful. It even reminds us a little bit of a poem, the wording and in the way it is written. It’s about staying strong, no matter what situation you’re in—being unbreakable. After more than 50 different versions (and this is not just a random number), we feel like we have it.”
Clarence Coffee Jr. states, “Our fragility as human beings makes us vulnerable, yet our vulnerability can be our strength. Our brittle bones and body can be worn down and broken, but our spirit, our spirit is Unbreakable. That’s what this song means to me. The immortality of the human spirit.”
Parisian electro duo Polo & Pan today returned with their anticipated four-track EP, Feel Good, following praise for the joyful title single debuted last month. The summer starter is imbued with sounds the pair have become known for – trippy psychedelic tones mixed with carefree paradisiacal melodies. Giving fans a taste of their second full-length album to come, Feel Good is a testament to their deep-rooted historical music knowledge and position as cultural tastemakers at the forefront of revitalizing French Touch.
On the EP, Polo & Pan share: “The more we have traveled, both geographically and from a sonic point of view, the larger the canvas. Imagination is memory and by listening to thousands of songs, syntheses are formed in our creative process. We exchange our ideas and choose the best without ever listening to our ego. We let our fantasies speak. Feel Good takes us sailing on the Nile or exploring across the Amazon.”
Throughout Feel Good, we hear all the influences dear to Polo & Pan, from Moon Safari by AIR – a crucial album that shaped their musical foundation – to notes of the Italian composer Ennio Morricone. Acknowledging their admiration for modern pop music, the single “Feel Good” feeds on vibrant keyboards and uplifting lyricism. “Dreamcatcher” is as synthetic as it is intergalactic. The duo writes: “It’s a love story riddled with doubt but endowed with the naivety and poetry inherent in our songs. It’s through dreams that one can escape and find certain answers to love.” The transcendent “Peter Pan” was written by the band’s vocalist Victoria Lafaurie who accompanies them on tour, along with their friend Antonin. On where they derive inspiration, “We mistakenly think that we have to look in our sufferings and our flaws to be artistically efficient, but neither Alex nor I find ourselves there. Optimism is the glue of Polo & Pan.” The timeless EP allows us to see a picturesque landscape of sun-soaked opportunity.
Last month the French visionaries crafted a grandiose mixtape of rare edits and globally sourced records – a hallmark of their eclectic palette. “Home Sweet Home” served as a primer for their new music on the way as well as a groovy sonic voyage that provided an escape for listeners in isolation. To date, the duo have earned over 280 million streams worldwide, continuing to build on success from their only album released thus far, the critically-acclaimed Gold and Platinum work, Caravelle.
Polo & Pan have spent the better part of the last two years traveling their live show around the world, performing to sold-out crowds in notable venues like LA’s Novo, London’s Printworks, NY’s Terminal 5, and Montreal’s MTELUS. The run saw them play to 30,000 fans in North America alone, with rave performances across leading festival stages including Coachella, CRSSD, Corona Capital, and more. With the postponement of their marquee headline at The Hollywood Bowl this summer, Polo & Pan are back in the studio perfecting their next transportive body of work, sure to push the boundaries of their culturally rich soundscapes once again.
Emotions turn on a dime. In the span of just one Loote song, you might get up and dance, sit back down and let out a tear, or return to your feet and fall in love again. In a similar manner, the New York duo—Jackson Foote and Emma Lov—fashion self-described “cry jams” out of alternative, electronic, and pop elements. Bathed in the glow of neon production and artful instrumentation, the pair put on a different kind of party…
“We make music you can jam out to while you cry,” says Jackson. “It’s funny, but it’s true.”
“The songs are a vibe,” Emma elaborates. “I feel like we’re always in the middle. So many people are worried about losing themselves, finding themselves, and not knowing who they are when they come out on the other side. It’s a struggle I dealt with for a long time too. We’ve figured out how to talk about this in our music, because we found the right midpoint between these emotions. We exist in our own crevice of what you’d call pop.”
They occupy this space quite comfortably as well.
Since first united by a professor at SUNY Purchase College, these two kindred spirits have quietly positioned themselves for pop ubiquity. The group’s 2018 debut EP, single., gathered nearly 150 million cumulative streams in under a year. As they averaged over 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify, “High Without Your Love” and “Your Side of the Bed” both leapt past the 40 million-mark, while superstar Joe Jonas lent his inimitable pipes to “Longer Than I Thought.” In between supporting Eric Nam on tour and performing at the Hot 100 Festival, they attracted critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Idolator, Baeble, Substream, and many more. Jackson co-produced and co-wrote Zara Larsson’s “Ruin My Life” which recently was certified gold. Additionally, they collaborated with David Guetta and Brooks on the 2019 smash “Better When You’re Gone.”
Duo Will Headline 1720 In Los Angeles On April 17 And Public Records in Brooklyn on April 29
GRAMMY®-Nominated Duo Will Headline 1720 In Los Angeles On April 17 And Public Records in Brooklyn on April 29 2020
Festival Performances Include Coachella, III Points, Lovebox, Primavera, Riverside Festival Glasgow And Down The Rabbit Hole
Disclosure will play a series of headline shows across the U.S., U.K. and Europe this spring. The U.S. dates will find the GRAMMY®-nominated U.K. duo performing at such intimate venues as 1720 in Los Angeles (April 17) and Public Records in Brooklyn (April 29).
See below for itinerary.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 11, at 10:00 AM local time HERE.
The band will also be playing numerous 2020 festivals, including Coachella and III Points in the States. Disclosure will headline the Lovebox Festival in London on June 13 and perform at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain, Riverside Festival Glasgow and Down The Rabbit Hole in The Netherlands.
Disclosure’s new five-song EP, was hailed by Billboard as “an immediate national treasure.” Rolling Stone praised the “scintillating beats and euphoric builds” of “Tondo” and the “groovy house number” “Expressing What Matters.” Run The Trap said, “Disclosure Make Their Grand Return With ‘Ecstasy’ EP…Filled with groovy rhythms and diverse landscapes, [Ecstasy] is sure to hold fans over until their next album.” Download / stream Ecstasy HERE.
Like Disclosure’s 2018 EP, Moonlight, Ecstasy received a weeklong roll-out, with the duo revealing a track a day, culminating with the EP’s release on February 28. Disclosure, comprising brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, made its debut 10 years ago with the single “Offline Dexterity.” In that decade, the brothers have released two albums – Settle (2013) and Caracal (2015) – clocked up 4.5 billion streams and 4.5 million album sales, received five GRAMMY nominations, sold 500,000 tickets to their headline shows and topped festival bills all over the world. Both of their full-length albums topped the U.K. Official Albums chart and received GRAMMY nominations for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Settle was named the No.1 dance album of the decade by Billboard. “Know Your Worth,” the second collaboration between Khalid and Disclosure following the #1 global smash, GRAMMY-nominated “Talk,” was released in February.
Disclosure – North American Tour Dates
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 11, at 10:00 AM local time HERE
4/11 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/14 San Jose, CA San Jose State University – Event Center
4/15 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
4/17 Los Angeles, CA 1720
4/18 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/22 San Francisco, CA Halcyon
4/24 Chicago, IL Spybar
4/25 Detroit, MI TV Lounge
4/29 Brooklyn, NY Public Records
5/1 Miami, FL III Points Festival
Lil Nas X has released a new remix of his song “Rodeo” featuring Nas.
The two performed the song live at The GRAMMYs last night, where Lil Nas X also took home 2 awards for Best Music Video for “Old Town Road (Official Movie),” and for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Old Town Road (Remix)” with Billy Ray Cyrus.
Check out the lyric video for “Rodeo” (Remix) (feat. Nas) here
City Girls have done things few female hip-hop duos or groups have managed, and as their momentum continues to rise Billboard magazine chose to recognize them as the face of what’s to break in 2020 as they continue their trail-blazing winning streak and reach new heights.
The duo, comprised of JT and Yung Miami, has become one of the most successful female hip-hop duos in the history of the Billboard charts. Racking up more than 1.3 BILLION streams, a pair of certified-Platinum Top 40 hits, becoming the #6 most played artist on urban radio (with singles “Twerk” and “Act Up” reaching #1 at Urban Radio), and raves from critics world-wide. City Girls will continue to dominate in 2020. They recently released “You Tried It” off their highly anticipated album which is coming soon.
Ratchet, brilliant, and sometimes both at the same time and sometimes neither at all, these women are showing up and doing the work, wrote The New Yorker. The ascent of the City Girls is one of the most unlikely success stories of the past years, with JT sitting in federal prison in Tallahassee, Fl, turning herself in for fraud in July 2018, the same day Drake’s massive #1 smash “In My Feelings featuring the City Girls was released. Yung Miami held down the group: touring, performing festivals, the BET Awards mainstage and MTV Spring Break, Alexander Wang’s fashion week party, doing interviews and accepting awards as City Girls – and always with a shout-out to her best friend with a heartfelt “Free JT!”
These City Girls would not be derailed nor defeated. With the brash, raw, uncensored swagger rooted in the queens who came before them, the duo released music and videos they had banked knowing JT was turning herself in and kept rising and rising up the charts. The accolades and nominations piled up: 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations for “Best Hip Hop Video” + Single Of The Year”; 2019 BET Awards Nominations for “Best Group” + “Best New Artist”; BET Social Awards Nomination and Won “Issa Wave” Award; Nominated for Billboard Awards’ Best New Artist.
In September Yung Miami happily announced her pregnancy, showing the world what a working woman was capable of. In October, JT was freed, and the internet exploded, with City Girls holding eight of the top 25 trending topics on twitter – not just trending but trending under eight different topics! (#2 JT FREE; #6 JT HOME; #11 JT IS FREE; #15 JT IS HOME; #16 Caresha; #19 Yung Miami; #20 JT OUT; #23 SO JT). Never ones to rest, City Girls returned that same day with the hard-hitting “JT First Day Out;” The City Girls’ rapper takes aim at her opposition and makes sure they know City Girls are here to dominate hip-hop with the legal mess finally behind her. “Left prison with a pimple, not a scratch,” she raps.
JT and Yung Miami are uncensored and unapologetic sharing a commitment to their hood roots and a bold insistence that the culture they come from shouldn’t stop them from getting a piece of the cash pie. One of the most provocative female hip-hop duos in years, JT and Yung Miami are trailblazers of the next generation of female who speak out as raw and confident — and with as much swagger as the boys and working twice as hard to be recognized.
Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas of the renowned Quality Control Music label discovered the girls and took their first song “Fu*k Dat N****” from a regional hit to a national smash when it appeared on the seminal Quality Control Presents: Control The Streets Vol 1 compilation.
Oh Wonder welcomes you warmly into 2020 with their brand new single “Happy” out today—listen HERE! The new track arrives just weeks before the band’s fast-approaching third album, No One Else Can Wear Your Crown, is released on February 7th. The duo has also unveiled international dates for the “Wear Your Crown Tour,” which is on sale now at www.ohwondermusic.com. See a full list of dates below.
“Happy” is the fourth glimpse at what is to come from Oh Wonder’s highly anticipated third album, and once again finds the band putting modern, millennial love under the microscope. Inspired by the moment you realize you are able to wish your ex well with their new love, and actually mean it, “Happy” was in fact written by the band about Anthony’s ex-girlfriend; an irony that isn’t lost on the band who sing the track together, as a couple.
No One Else Can Wear Your Crown was written and self-produced in Oh Wonder’s own home studio, before being co-mixed with Cenzo Townshend (Bat For Lashes, Christine & The Queens, Jungle). In its 10-track entirety, it’s a record that explores a host of different emotions and experiences—some forged on the road on their last world tour, which included 300,000 world-wide tickets sold, and others from taking a break and reflecting on all that they’ve accomplished as a band so far, which includes a Top 10 album, a billion streams worldwide and global sold out tours.
It’s therefore unsurprising that No One Else Can Wear Your Crown has an overriding message of self-acceptance, empowerment and joy. It’s there in their brand new single “Happy,” as much as it’s in the Carpe Diem chorus of first single “Hallelujah”—a song of defiance that Josephine and Anthony wrote for anyone that has ever been told they can’t do something.
Ultimately, it’s difficult not to leave No One Else Can Wear Your Crown feeling uplifted and entirely convinced of the power of Oh Wonder. Recharged and ready for the next chapter, Oh Wonder appears more able than ever to just make it work: whether navigating the big questions of how to live and work with your partner down to the everyday drama of what happens to your dog now you have to go back on tour. No One Else Can Wear Your Crown is a candid, restorative set that offers a welcome antidote to our turbulent times, from a band firmly writing their own bright future. Ask, believe, receive.
*Photo credit: Olga De La Iglesia
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