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Carter Ace – The One and Lonely

CARTER ACE RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO THE ONE AND LONELY

WATCH HERE

His inclusion of varying genres like old school jams and G-funk into his inventive music combined with the therapeutic nature of his lyrics give listeners a personable feeling that leaves listeners craving more  – Flaunt

…clearly genius to be found within the madness… – British GQ

The first thing I thought when I heard [Carter Ace] was, ‘He sounds like a combination of Anderson Paak and Pharell,’ and then [I realized] that he could even be better than both of them put together. – Magnetic Magazine

Posting up 10 million-plus streams and receiving acclaim from GQ, Flaunt, and more, Cameroonian American singer, songwriter, and rapper Carter Ace releases his brand new single and video The One and Lonely today via Let’s Get It Records/Republic Records.

Listen to The One and Lonely HERE

Watch The One and Lonely HERE

Produced by Kieran Watters [Dizzy Fae, Tinashe], the track captures the punchy power of Carter’s idiosyncratic style. He intensely freestyles over otherworldly keys and psychedelic-spiked riffs courtesy of his guitarist Fahem Erfan and keyboardist John Redwood. The momentum just never relents. The surreal accompanying visual pairs seventies-style vibes with high-octane imagery of Carter wilding out in a dress shirt about 12 sizes too big, staring down paparazzi, and running through the desert. It seamlessly bottles the uncontainable energy of The One and Lonely.

This track is about creating art in the void of loneliness, intensified during the last year with the forced isolation of the pandemic and navigating my growing success. In this void, the pressure to create has turned into a distracting white noise as I recognize that I am truly ‘the One and Lonely.’ As the track morphs static noise into inspirational melodies, I realize I don’t know my purpose, so I might as well enjoy the ride, says Carter Ace on the track.

Rising up out of the San Fernando Valley, Carter Ace initially incited waves through the culture with If It Don’t Work in 2017. A year later, he served up I Think I’m Normal with production by Isom Innis of Foster The People. It notably eclipsed 3.4 million Spotify streams as he buzzed to the forefront of the conversation with features in GQ and Flaunt. Joe Jonas heard his music and immediately reached out, signing him to Let’s Get It Records in conjunction with Republic Records.

Now, Carter formally introduces himself with much more music to come. Get ready!

About Carter Ace

For as much as Carter Ace’s music may draw on international inspiration, the execution of his genre-agnostic alchemy remains damn near intergalactic. The Cameroonian American singer, songwriter, rapper, and artist seamlessly integrates otherworldly R&B, hard-hitting hip-hop, neo-soul drip, space funk, and even a little punk straight from the San Fernando Valley into a simmering signature style cooked up by his equally badass live band. Born in Los Angeles, he split his childhood between the United States and West Africa. With dad an artist and mom a dancer in his band, music surrounded Carter. During middle school in the Valley, he started to perform anywhere and everywhere with a stage, cutting his teeth at all-age venues, restaurants, and underground gigs. At the same time, he studied the likes of OutKast, Kanye West, and D’Angelo. Along the way, he assembled a group of likeminded players (who are with him to this day), including guitarist Fahem Erfan, keyboardist John Redwood, drummer Gio Alford, and bassist Daniel Durant. Grinding nonstop, he started to put up numbers on singles such as If It Don’t Work, I Think I’m Normal, and Come Back 2 Me, landing a deal with Joe Jonas’s Let’s Get It Records and Republic Records during 2020. After generating 10 million streams independently and earning looks from GQ, Flaunt, and more, this buzzing iconoclast continues to bust every sonic border on a series of 2021 singles led by The One and Lonely.

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Shintaro Sakamoto – Obscure Nightclub

JAPANESE SONGWRITING LEGEND SHINTARO SAKAMOTO SHARES VIDEO FOR OBSCURE NIGHTCLUB, THE FEELING OF LOVE EP OUT JULY 17, 2021 VIA ZELONE RECORDS, 12″ VINYL RELEASE TO BE RELEASED AS OFFICIAL RECORD STORE DAY DROP

Praise for Shintaro Sakamoto

Sakamoto’s mission is an expressive palette he has carefully made for himself with a ship-in-a-bottle-like focus. – Pitchfork 

[How To Live With A Phantom’s] glimmering alloy of post-hippie global pop, soft-rock, lite-funk, Tropicalia, feels both meticulous and sly, vaguely evoking similar efforts by Beck. – The New York TImes

By deliberately amplifying the foreign strangeness that composers built into easy-listening exotica and that dilettantish listeners imposed on bossa nova and Latin jazz, the Japanese musician Shintaro Sakamoto seems to ask, ‘What if this alien music were made by actual aliens?’ – SPIN Magazine

Japanese psychedelic rock legend Shintaro Sakamoto is proud to share the official video for Obscure Nightclub from the new The Feeling Of Love EP, due July 17, 2021 via his own Zelone Records. Watch the video HERE, listen to the title track HERE, and look out for the EP’s vinyl release as a Record Store Day 2021 Drop this weekend. View the list of participating Record Store Day stores HERE.

The video was directed by Kensuke Ide, also a musician himself. Both this video and the next one (to be released soon) were shot on Super 8mm film by the director. Obscure Nightclub is a song depicting an image of Sakamoto gazing at the lost visions of the nightlife. The textures of Ideߣs 8mm film perfectly illustrate the character of the songs made during the pandemic.

The four-track EP features the laid-back style for which Sakamoto’s solo material has become known, but as always, the songs bear the marks of restless experimentation. The title track features characteristic elements like steel guitar and heavily-effected vocals, while Obscure Nightclub is a ballad enveloped in a catchy flute melody. By Swallow Season opens the B-side with its mid-tempo jazzy boogie, accompanied by wah-wah guitar and saxophone. The EP ends with Don’t Tinker With History, a funky number complete with a James Brown-worthy guitar riff.

WATCH THE OBSCURE NIGHTCLUB VIDEO

HEAR THE FEELING OF LOVE

Shintaro Sakamoto is a Japanese music composer, producer, writer and singer based in Tokyo. He began his career in 1989 as a member of the psych/rock band Yura Yura Teikoku, where he played guitar and sang.

Yura Yura Teikoku released 10 albums over the course of 21 years, disbanding in 2010. The following year, Sakamoto launched a solo career and started his own record label, Zelone Records. He released his debut solo album How To Live With A Phantom, where Other Music Recording & Co. licensed the album for the US/EU/UK release in 2012. In 2014, Sakamoto released a split 7-inch single with Mayer Hawthorne for Record Store Day, and then released his 2nd solo album Let’s Dance Raw.

Once again, Other Music Recording & Co. licensed the album for the US/EU/UK release (and it reached #2 on Billboard’s World Chart in October, 2014). Sakamoto’s 3rd solo album Love If Possible was released in Japan, and digitally worldwide in 2017, and a split 7-inch single with Devendra Banhart was also released in Germany. Shintaro Sakamoto gave his first solo live performance at the WEEK-END Festival in Cologne Germany. In 2018, Sakamoto went to tour in China, Netherlands (Le Guess Who?), London, and Mexico (Tropico Fes.).

In 2019, Sakamoto participated in a song on a new album ATRAS / ALEM by O Terno, a band based in Sao Paulo. In the same year, new single Boat was released with a successful US headline tour (SF, SR, Chicago and NY). In 2021, he participated on a 50th-anniversary musical tribute to beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s The Fall of America: Poems of These States 1965-1971.

EP cover illustration by Shintaro Sakamoto

SHINTARO SAKAMOTO

THE FEELING OF LOVE EP

(ZELONE RECORDS)

Side A:

  1. The Feeling Of Love
  2. Obscure Nightclub

Side B:

  1. By Swallow Season
  2. Don’t Tinker With History

Connect with Shintaro Sakamoto via the official site, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

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OSCAR LANG – 21ST CENTURY HOBBY

Oscar Lang Shares Video For 21st Century Hobby, debut album Chew The Scenery Out August 13 on Dirty Hit

“Oscar Lang’s lo-fi pop tunes will worm their way into your brain and take up residence for the foreseeable future” – The Fader

“Much-needed sonic sunshine” – Notion

“Oscar Lang is the nonchalant guitar nerd about to conduct a quiet coup of bedroom pop” – The Line of Best Fit

“Oscar Lang may just be the sound of the summer we are all hoping to have” – Clash

“Ethereal sunshine pop” – The Guardian

Fast-rising London based artist and multi-instrumentalist Oscar Lang has released the video for his latest single, 21st Century Hobby, off his debut album Chew The Sceneryout August 13 on Dirty Hit. The video sees Lang surrounded by a mirage of the elements and advertisements that inundate you on social media and the toxic effects it creates. 21st Century Hobby is currently featured on a variety of top playlists including Spotify’s All New Indie, The Indie List, and Today’s Indie Rock as well as Apple Music’s New Music Daily and New In Alternative.

21st Century Hobby is a tune based on the idea of society’s obsession with sharing your life online and comparing yourself to other people,” Lang shares. “There was one point where I was spending 13 hours a week on social media, which equated to about a month every year. That was a really dark time for me – I always thought that it would never affect me, but it took some time to realize that it was subconsciously affecting my mental health.”

21st Century Hobby joins Stuck, which was written to capture the emotions and complicated feelings that are often attached to the embarrassing situations we replay in our minds, and Are You Happy?, written about a friend having a really hard timein building on the cohesive blueprint of Lang’s debut album. Chew The Scenery is his most ambitious release to date, which spans topics such as growing pains, love, romance, friendships and the pitfalls of social media on our collective mental health.

All three singles demonstrate Lang’s versatility and growth as a songwriter, highlighting Chew The Scenery’s scuzzy indie rock dynamics, psychedelic flourishes, and orchestral grandiosity. “Over the past two years the sound of my music has changed a lot, from bedroom pop to rock” Lang explains. “We recorded the album over a month up in Liverpool. It was a nice break away from the tedious lockdown in the UK as I got to spend a month away with my mates doing what I love. I think you can hear that built-up boredom being released on the record.

Chew The Scenery furthers Lang’s rise following a momentous 2020 for Lang which yielded the release of three EPs, Antidote to Being BoredHand Over Your Head and Overthunk. Lang’s Apple Juice has been featured in EA Sports game FIFA 2021 while She Likes Another Boy has found an audience on TikTok – the platform where coffee, the track Lang produced for beabadoobee, has found viral legs in Powfu’s death bed (coffee for your head), which has collected over 998 million streams on Spotify alone. Along the way, Lang has also gathered praise from SPINOnes To Watch, All Things Go, BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, Annie Mac, and Huw Stephens, The FADERThe Line Of Best Fit, NME, CLASH, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and others.

Oscar Lang Chew The Scenery 

  1. Our Feature Presentation
  2. 21st Century Hobby
  3. I Could Swear
  4. Stuck
  5. Yeah!
  6. Headphones
  7. Write Me A Letter
  8. Intermission
  9. Are You Happy
  10. Quarter Past Nine
  11. Take Time Out
  12. Final Call
  13. Thank You

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JORDAN MCGRAW – SHE

JORDAN MCGRAW RELEASES NEW SINGLE SHE, DEBUT EP COMING SOON

Emerging as one of the year’s boldest breakthrough talents, pop singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Jordan McGraw shares a new single entitled SHE.

SHE stands out as yet another head-nodding bop from Jordan. Funkified guitar weaves in and out of a slick beat as his voice flutters from hypnotic verses into an unshakable and undeniable hook rife with high-register flare. Painting a vivid picture, he sings, “She likes to talk in her sleep. A simple conversation turning into a scene. She likes to fight in her sleep. An irrational account of an encounter with me.

His most recent single HER has already racked up over half-a-million cumulative streams and counting. Right out of the gate, E! Online praised it as “ripe for dancing,” while American Songwriter touted its “refined glimmers of far-reaching sonic approaches that coalesce into a universally resonant song story. The Honey Pop hailed it as “an absolute earworm!” Alfitude summed it up best as an “infectiously catchy slice of funky retro-pop that will stay in your head all day.” Not to mention, he spoke to French Fries Magazine about its composition.

Everything paves the way for his first EP—coming very soon. He’s bringing the funk back to pop in 2021!

Making headlines, Jordan also took the stage for a showstopping performance of HER on The Late Late Show with James Corden. He also sat down with Corden for an interview. Jordan also recently played an MTV IG TV Jam Session.

The Texas-born and Los Angeles-based pop maverick strikes a singular balance between eighties synth-craft and 21st century unpredictability, yielding a bop suited to any era.

“I’m a nineties kid making eighties music in 2021,” he affirms. “All of my favorite things are from the nineties. At the same time, the eighties were so absurd and overly polished that they were still cool,” he says.  “During the process of recording the song, I was chasing my now-wife,” he explains. “While I was on tour, I was trying to figure out how to woo her. It was the perfect storm of the song growing with the actual process of she and I growing into what we are now. Everything worked out naturally.”

Jordan McGraw established himself as an outlier right out of the gate. He went from touring with iconic pop punk bands to generating millions of streams and supporting Jonas Brothers on the record-breaking HAPPINESS BEGINS Tour. Signed to Let’s Get It Records! by Joe Jonas, he arrives with more music in 2021 as he prepares his debut EP for release soon.

ABOUT JORDAN MCGRAW
If your favorite nineties-born pop rocker took a time machine to 1983 and brought synths with him back to the twenty-twenties, what would it sound like?

Enter Jordan McGraw. He takes familiar sounds and turns them into fresh feels, presenting his own “Modern Day Nostalgia. In essence, he not only blends genres, but he also fuses eras, serving up future-facing pop with unassuming rockstar ambition sharpened by a punk edge. Following a move from his native Texas to Los Angeles, his high school band packed The Roxy on the Sunset Strip. Eventually, he wound up in City (Comma) State and hit the road on a 2010 sold-out tour with multiplatinum pop punk institution All Time Low. During 2012, he launched Stars In Stereo, releasing two albums with the group and supporting genre favorites such as The Used on tour. After fronting Hundred Handed, he kicked off his solo career in 2018. He linked up with hip-hop legend T-Pain for a Remix of his buzzy solo single FLEXIBLE, while he penned We Should Still Be Friends from his 2019 self-titled EP with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low. During 2019, Jonas Brothers personally invited him to open up their historic HAPPINESS BEGINS Tour in arenas nationwide, and Joe Jonas signed him to Let’s Get It Records. After generating millions of streams independently and crisscrossing the country on tour with Jonas Brothers and Bebe Rexha, he reintroduces himself on a series of singles for Let’s Get It Records/Republic Records led by HER.

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Claire Rosinkranz × Boy in a Billion

Gen Z pop phenomenon Claire Rosinkranz dropped her new single Boy in a Billion.

Gearing up for a big summer, Gen Z singer-songwriter Claire Rosinkranz is back with a brand-new single entitled Boy In A Billion today via slowplay/Republic Records. It paves the way for her anxiously awaited sophomore EP, 6 Of A Billion, set for release on July 9. Be on the lookout for the music video soon!

Even before the song officially dropped, it had already stirred up widespread buzz online. A TikTok of Claire writing Boy In A Billion raked in over 4 million views. She didn’t stop there though. Welcoming her followers into the creative process, countless fans witnessed the recording of the song on Claire’s social media accounts.

On the track, the bass thumps as her vocals glide over finger-snaps and slick guitar wrapped in warbling synths. She details a priceless love with clever verses and a hummable hook carried by her dynamic vocal delivery.

Claire’s most recent single, Frankenstein, has already been streamed more than 5 million times in less than a month. Additionally, she attracted acclaim from various outlets, including Dork and The Honey Pop who raved, “Our jaws are on the floor at the growing potential and stardom of Claire!”

“Frankenstein” marked Claire’s first collaboration – with M-phases, Chelsea Lena, & artist Lexi Jayde.  Another quirky and catchy bop, cowbell holds down the guitar-laden beat as Claire adds her own 21st-century spin to the song inspired by The Cardigans’ classic 90’s hit “Lovefool.”  She immediately shocks pop back to life with the hook, “Guess, I gotta build my Frankenstein.

Claire continues to receive rave reviews from tastemakers in the media. Billboard says, “Remi Wolf and Benee fans, take note of TikTok breakout Claire Rosinkranz, who will surely be your next favorite.” American Songwriter remarked, “2020 may have been a banner year for Rosinkranz, but it’s a culmination of the work she’s put into her craft.” 

The recent releases lead up to Claire’s anxiously awaited second EP, 6 Of A Billion, coming July 9. The EP features tracks “Boy In A Billion” and “Frankenstein” 

6 Of A Billion Tracklist

  1. Hotel
  2. Pretty Little Things
  3. Boy In A Billion
  4. Fall Apart
  5. Frankenstein
  6. LAX

ABOUT CLAIRE ROSINKRANZ 

Southern California singer, songwriter, ballerina, and multi-instrumentalist Claire Rosinkranz grafts the Gen-Z coming-of-age experience onto quirky D.I.Y. soundscapes often cooked up by her dad in the garage. Within a year, the 17-year-old phenomenon has eclipsed over half a billion total streams and received widespread acclaim courtesy of Rolling Stone, Variety, Coup de Main, Buzzfeed, Genius, and more. OnesToWatch championed her as one of its “Top Artists To Watch in 2021,” while New York Times and Billboard named her breakout anthem Backyard Boy among “The Best Songs of 2020.” Backyard Boy inspired over 3 million TikTok videos and fueled the trailer for Amazon’s The Map of Tiny Perfect Things. Along the way, she collaborated with the likes of Jeremy Zucker, Role Model, and Clinton Kane and earned the support of Olivia Rodrigo, Tai Verdes, Lexi Jayde, and 347aidan. Now, she presents an unfiltered perspective on being a teen through her 2021 sophomore EP introduced by the lead single Frankenstein.

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Christian French – Avalanche

CHRISTIAN FRENCH RELEASES AVALANCHE ALONG WITH THE MUSIC VIDEO

24-year-old pop singer-songwriter Christian French releases his new track Avalanche along with the music video via Disruptor Records/RCA Records. The video, which is directed by Olivia Shapiro, is Christian’s first taste of new music in 2021. Watch HERE.

Christian has spent his career centering his music on the hardships of anxiety and trying to rationalize its impact on mental health through an optimistic filter. But during the pandemic, he found himself stuck: he was struggling with his songwriting prowess, unsure of how to mine inspiration from his experiences in life at a time when quarantine limited the opportunities at hand.

For Christian, most of that soul-searching came from the demise of a three-year relationship which jostled the foundation of his approach to writing music. Avalanche is a byproduct of Christian reflecting on all his past relationships. It pivots from the introspection of prior releases to an interrogation of what exactly waters the seed of romantic doubt. It is a brisk pop song that gallops with passion, contrasting the sober realization that the time has come to move on from his partner. He worked with songwriters Jacob Kasher (Charlie Puth, Selena Gomez) and Jake Torrey (Justin Bieber), as well as producers Andy Seltzer (Maggie Rogers), Pink Slip and inverness.

Christian French says, I’ve found that in every relationship I’ve been in, there always comes this initial thought of me wondering what life would be like without this person, where I start to fantasize a better life on my own.  This thought starts out so innocent, but over time, the more I give that thought attention, the more and more it snowballs into what I actually want.  One simple thought grew into an avalanche.

About Christian French

Christian French, 24-year-old Indiana native has become one of America’s fastest-rising indie-pop stars. He learned to play piano by watching YouTube instructionals and started posting covers online, but it wasn’t until college that writing original music became a reality. He soon chased his dreams to Los Angeles. It was there in 2017, while sleeping on friends’ couches, that he penned his first single, love ride, which has amassed over 33 million streams globally and helped him build a rabid fanbase, setting the tone for his bright future. Just a year later, Christian joined friend and fellow pop artist Chelsea Cutler on a nationwide, sold-out North American tour followed by another, even bigger tour with Quinn XCII. He introduced a crisp, guitar-plucked sound with the independent release of 2018’s debut natural colors EP, which has racked up more than 76 million Spotify listens to date, and chased it with 2019’s breakthrough bright side of the moon, a six-track manifestation of his ruminations on mental health matched with tales of romance. bright side of the moon featured Christians hit track head first, which has amassed over 97 million streams worldwide. He followed this up by embarking on his debut headlining tour. In fall 2020, Christian released his third EP good things take time which embodied a more confident sound that straddled pop and rock without losing the clarity of its predecessor. The tracks featured on the EP received praise from TIME Magazine, Billboard, Ones To Watch, BELLO Mag, American Songwriter, and CelebMix. Additionally, Christian will be playing at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL on Thursday, July 29th.

Buy/Stream/Watch Avalanche and watch the Official Video

Follow Christian French via his Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.

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Kosine × The Truth Serum

KOSINE RELEASES DEBUT EPISODE OF “THE TRUTH SERUM PODCAST” WITH KOSINE & FRIENDS

FEATURING PRODUCER & SONGWRITER YOUNG FYRE

AVAILABLE NOW ON ALL PODCAST STREAMING PLATFORMS

Limited Podcast Series – “The Truth Serum Podcast” with Kosine & Friends – featuring special guest Young Fyre who has produced for T-Pain, Kehlani, Lil Wayne, Brittney Spears, and Jaden Smith

9x Grammy Nominated Producer and Rapper Kosine welcomes producer and songwriter Young Fyre for an unfiltered conversation today on “The Truth Serum Podcast” with Kosine & Friends – a limited series that will feature some of Kosines ‘Super Friends’ where each episode explores the ups and downs of the music industry through personal experiences as Kosine’s super friends pull-up and share the untold stories that shaped their careers. Truth Serum’s unique blend of transparency and storytelling makes it the most dangerously honest podcast on the net. Tune in now for the debut episode and stay ready for the latest episodes to come!

AVAILABLE NOW ON SPOTIFY AND APPLE MUSIC

KOSINE RETURNS TO THE FRONT OF THE CAMERA AS EXECUTIVE MUSIC PRODUCER
 
ON EPISODE 2 OF BET’S NEW REALITY SHOW “THE ENCORE” RELEASING A NEW EPISODE EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 10PM EST ON BET LIVE & BET HER
 
WATCH THE FIRST EPISODE HERE TO SEE NINE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE SOLO FEMALE ARTISTS,
AND GROUPS FROM THE 1990S AND 2000’S MAKE A COMEBACK

Kosine stars in BET’s newest reality show “The Encore” where nine of the most memorable solo female artists and groups from the 1990s and 2000s are making a comeback. In an attempt to reinvent themselves and get back into the spotlight, the artists are tasked with forming an R&B supergroup.

The nine cast members are Shamari DeVoe of Blaque, Irish Grinstead and LeMisha Grinstead from 702, Nivea Nash and Felisha King of Cherish, Fallon King and Pamela Long from the group Total, Aubrey O’Day from Danity Kane, and Kiely Williams of 3LW. While living together, they must create a collaborative album in 30 days and perform the music live with the help of song writer Elijah Blake and Music Producer Kosine.

Episode 2 went live on June 16 at 10pm EST where all of the women take a vote on who will be “Queen” of the house, and Kosine works closely with all nine stars to make their first song as a group in episode 2. Despite the differences in opinions and artistic capabilities, Kosine works with all nine artists as they strive towards forming the ultimate Girl RnB group.

Tune in Next Wednesday June 23 to see Episode 3 as Executive Producer Kosine and Song Writer Elijah Blake work with all nine women to create new music and prepare for their live performance set to happen at the end of the series!

Kosine will be the executive music producer for the show, working closely with all nine cast members to make their artistic visions come to life, and ultimately help these talented women reinvent themselves collectively to take back the spotlight. Tune in next Wednesdays on BET at 10pm EST to see Episode 3!

JUST INCASE YOU MISSED EPISODE 1, YOU CAN VIEW THE FULL EPISODE ON BET.COM. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE!

CLICK HERE FOR EPISODE 2!

WHO: 9x Grammy Nominated Producer and Rapper Kosine for BET’s “The Encore” starring Shamari DeVoe of Blaque, Irish Grinstead and LeMisha Grinstead from 702, Nivea Nash and Felisha King of Cherish, Fallon King and Pamela Long from the group Total, Aubrey O’Day from Danity Kane, and Kiely Williams of 3LW
 
WHAT: BET’s newest reality show “The Encore” where Nine of the most memorable solo female artists and groups from the 1990s and 2000s are making a comeback.
 
WHEN: Wednesday’s at 10pm EST on BET Live and BET Her, watch episode 1 here,
             Tune in Next Wednesday June 23rd for Episode 3!
 
WHERE: You can tune in live on Wednesdays at 10pm EST on the BET channel, and watch past episodes on BET’s website, click here to see episode 1

About KOSINE
Kosine is a nine-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and actor. His discography notably spans multi-platinum and chart-dominating smashes for everyone from Justin Bieber, Rihanna to Nicki Minaj, NAS, and Big Sean. After taking the time to reintroduce himself and reestablish old relationships through intimate and open conversations, he has truly proven he is here to stay in the industry, and will continue to thrive despite the odds that were once against him.

Anthony Flammia, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, 360 MAGAZINE, Vaughn Lowery, recording artist, Sounds Music Group, Republic Records

Anthony Flammia – Damn

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Flammia announces the release of his new album See Attached coming December 20 via Sounds Music Group/Republic Records.

To coincide with the announcement, Anthony Flammia releases his new single “DAMN” today. The track will appear on Anthony’s new album.

Listen to “DAMN”HERE

Nothing lifts spirits quite like music does. It resounds at unseen frequencies, inciting emotion at its core level. Through his dynamic distillation of R&B, hip-hop, funk, and pop, Anthony Flammia taps into these frequencies and it resonates on a deeper level. The Yonkers native and singer lent his talents to collaborations with the likes of Flatbush Zombies and Brasstracks in addition to producing breakout hits such as “Gotti,” “93,” and “Chocolate” for Tekashi 6ix9ine. Acclaimed by everyone from Complex to Bossip, he perfected this approach this year after five years of dedicated tinkering and grinding.

SG LEWIS X CLAIRO

SG LEWIS X CLAIRO NEW SINGLE ‘THROWAWAY’ OUT NOW TAKEN FROM FINAL CHAPTER OF CONCEPT ALBUM
DUSK, DARK, DAWN

TO PERFORM AT COACHELLA FESTIVAL APRIL 12 & 19
OPENING FOR JADEN SMITH AT SHRINE EXPO HALL IN LOS ANGELES ON APRIL 16

LISTEN
“THROWAWAY”

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
04/12 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
04/16 – Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA – TICKETS*
04/19 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
*supporting Jaden Smith

Today, British producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist SG Lewis released his brand new collaborative single with Clairo ‘Throwaway’ via Casablanca/Republic Records in North America. The track follows ‘Blue’ as the second to come from ‘Dawn’, the third and final installment of his hugely ambitious three-part concept album Dusk, Dark, Dawn, out later this year.

‘Throwaway’ is the second collaborative track between SG and rising viral US star Clairo, after last summer’s breakthrough track ‘Better’. Clairo’s honeyed vocals on ‘Throwaway’ are perfectly framed by SG’s intimate, downtempo production; “Clairo is one of my favorite artists to work with, and a good friend of mine” says SG: “Throwaway was written in LA one evening – we were both super tired and had some shit going on in our respective personal lives. We sat and talked for ages, and after that Throwaway flowed out in no time at all. Clairo is such a special artist and an incredible songwriter, and I’m super proud of this song.”

Dusk, Dark,Dawn chronicles the trajectory of a night out through its different moods and genres and serves as a tribute to club and youth culture. While Dusk (released earlier in 2018) blended disco, smooth electro and funk and Dark explored distinctly heavier yet still diverse sounds, Dawn is a sonic embodiment of those euphoric sunrise moments and the feeling of togetherness at the end of a night well spent.

It’s been an incredible six months for SG Lewis that has seen the artist sell-out venues across the US, Asia and Europe. Dark lead single ‘Hurting’ has continued to grow, hitting No.1 on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart two weeks ago, and with SG set to play a prime slot at this year’s Coachella, he continues to cement his status as not just one of London’s hottest new talents but also a formidable artist capable of making a splash on both sides of the Atlantic.

SG has previously collaborated with Col3trane, Raye, Ray BLK, The Neptunes/N.E.R.D’s Chad Hugo, Gerd Janson, Conducta and more as well as producing Dave’s ‘100M’s’ proving his worth as one of the most respected and prolific musicians from the UK and a producer capable of working outside of genre and style.

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ABOUT CASABLANCA RECORDS
Casablanca Records, the legendary label of the 70’s, defined the sound of its era. During the infamous days of Studio 54, Casablanca launched the careers of artists such as Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder. Re-launched by Republic Records executive vice president Rob Stevenson, the label now focuses on Dance and Electronic music. Working with a global roster of both established superstars and emerging new talent, Casablanca Records is home to Stromae, ALMA, Kungs, Martin Solveig, Tiësto, Felix Jaehn, SG Lewis, Netsky and Phantoms.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment.  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

EDEN Releases 2 New Songs

Dublin-based vocalist-producer and multi-instrumentalist EDEN, born Jonathon Ng, releases two new songs, “about time” and “stutter,” today as a two-sided single available for purchase and streaming from all digital partners. Listen to “about time” and “stutter” HERE.

The ethereal, guitar-driven “about time” features Ng’s half-sung, half-spoken vocals, while “stutter” is a propulsive, electronic instrumental that will be played as an interlude during EDEN’s live show. As with all of his music, the two songs were written, recorded, and produced entirely by EDEN at his home studio in Dublin, Ireland.

EDEN’s latest album, vertigo, shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in 12 countries upon its release in January and has racked up over 100 million combined streams. Both songs will both be featured during EDEN’s vertigo world tour, the North American leg of which kicks off on October 2nd in Vancouver. The 22-year-old musician sold out every show on the first leg, added additional dates, and upgraded venue sizes in over ten cities due to high demand. Kacy Hill and Sasha Sloan will join EDEN on tour. The full itinerary with all dates can be found below.

EDEN U.S. TOUR DATES:

10/02 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre

10/03 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

10/05 Chico, CA Senator Theatre

10/06 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades

10/09 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst

10/10 Los Angeles, CA The Theatre at Ace Hotel

10/12 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren

10/13 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

10/15 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

10/18 Kansas City, MO The Truman

10/19 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room

10/20 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

10/23 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe @ Old National Centre

10/24 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works

10/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room

10/27 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live

10/30 Charleston, SC Music Farm

10/31 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore

11/02 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

11/03 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!

11/04 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place

11/06 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall

11/09 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel