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Wondagurl Announces Wonderchild Label Imprint with Red Bull Records

GRAMMY-NOMINATED PRODUCER, SONGWRITER, AND EXECUTIVE WONDAGURL ANNOUNCES WONDERCHILD IMPRINT WITH RED BULL RECORDS

Today, Red Bull Records is thrilled to announce its partnership deal with acclaimed producer, songwriter, and music executive Ebony ‘WondaGurl’ Oshunrinde and her label imprint, Wonderchild. The news of the exciting new partnership follows WondaGurl’s history-making win at the 2021 Juno Awards, where she became the first Black woman to receive the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award.

The first deal of its kind for Red Bull Records, WondaGurl will work alongside Red Bull Records executives Greg Hammer (Managing Director) and Kenny ‘Tick’ Salcido (Senior Vice President / Head of A&R) to sign fresh, exciting new talent. Toronto rapper JUGGER will serve as the first artist to sign to the label, with his highly anticipated full-length project executive produced by WondaGurl out later this year. Read the full announcement on Complex here.

We couldn’t be more excited to announce this partnership with WondaGurl, says Hammer. As one of the most groundbreaking producers in her field, we look forward to investing in WondaGurl’s creative vision and championing her future signings. Our first joint signing JUGGER is the perfect embodiment of our partnership, and as a pioneer of the ‘death trap’ genre, his sound is one that is truly innovative and unmatched. 

WondaGurl defines our mission statement of working with culturally significant talent. A veteran producer at only 24 years old, WondaGurl has worked with A-list artists for years and is now offering rising talent the chance to sign to her Wonderchild imprint in partnership with Red Bull Records, notes Salcido. At the time of negotiations, our A&R consultant Gelareh ‘G’ Rouzbehani worked tirelessly with us to help bring this deal to fruition. JUGGER will be our first official joint signing, and we are excited to combine forces to give him the platform he needs to make a strong debut. I believe Tyler Henry and Sturdy are one of the best management teams in the business, and we could not be more excited to grow this partnership with them.

It has been a pleasure working with the Red Bull Records team this past year in developing my first artist, JUGGER, says WondaGurl. Kenny, G, Greg, and the rest of the team have given me the time and space to create. As an artist and producer, that means everything. I look forward to the release of our first project together and everything to come with this relationship.

Red Bull Records has been a great partner and supported WondaGurl in her creative endeavors over this last year, adds WondaGurl’s manager, Tyler Henry. We are excited to get our first release out together. 

About WondaGurl

WondaGurl is a Canadian 24-year-old multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated producer and executive who has worked with such acts including Travis Scott, Jay Z, Drake, Rihanna, Eminem, and more. Her most recent major placements include Don Toliver’s platinum single No Idea, and Gang Gang, from JACKBOYS’ number 1 eponymous album.  

About Red Bull Records

Since its launch in 2007, Red Bull Records has quietly evolved into a homegrown haven for the cultivation of career artists with global reach. Operating out of offices in Los Angeles and London, the international independent record label houses a diverse roster of talent, including The Aces, Albert Hammond Jr, Beartooth, Blxst, Flawes, Gavin Haley, Kofi, pineappleCITI, and sad alex. As of 2021, roster artists have generated over 3 billion streams and video views—unprecedented for an indie. The company’s unrelenting, unapologetic, and unwavering commitment to artist development has resulted in diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, and gold successes as its acts have built devoted audiences around the world, indelibly impacting popular culture from outside of the system.

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EARTHGANG × Wale × Coi Leray – Options Remix

EARTHGANG RELEASE SUMMERTIME VIDEO FOR OPTIONS REMIX FEAT. WALE & COI LERAY — WATCH HERE

Earthgang will be performing at Lollapalooza, Life Is Beautiful, Gov Ball, Outside Lands, Rolling Loud (LA) & more!

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TURBO × COCAINE + FIREWORKS

Today, country crossover talent Turbo releases his debut EP ‘Cocaine & Fireworks,’ available now via 10K Projects/Homemade Projects. The EP arrives after the growing success of his single “Bo Exotic” (also featured on the album) which has become a top pick on Spotify playlists like Country Favourites, New Music Nashville, It’s a Bop, and more for its catchy, tongue-in-cheek spirit. The album features standouts like the titular track “Cocaine & Fireworks” and the recent single “Zombiez.” The music video for “Zombiez” is out now, alongside the release of the EP.

A truly original and fearless artist, Turbo combines the gritty authenticity of outlaw country with hip-hop’s hard-hitting beats and rhymes and pop’s sticky melodies. Born Nicholas LaMonaca, 10K Projects/Homemade Projects signee grew up on country thanks mainly to his father (a famed guitarist in the international bluegrass scene) but felt drawn toward rap music and obscure electronic genres like hardstyle (a fusion of techno and hardcore).

At the age of 12, he started making his own music, a move heavily inspired by Avicii’s progressive-house classic “LE7ELS.” “Once I heard that song I couldn’t get enough of it,” Turbo recalls. “I was so obsessed, I ended up downloading FL Studio to try to recreate the melody on my own.” Although he instantly discovered a natural talent for production, Turbo put music aside for several years, then started producing again after graduating high school. “On my 18th birthday I bought a laptop and keyboard and set of speakers, and figured I’d have rappers come in and do their thing,” he says. “But after a while I just started winging it, making beats and rapping over them myself.”

As he pushed deeper into his artistry, Turbo began mining inspiration from left-of-center country singers like Colter Wall, a Canadian musician he stumbled across while stocking the shelves at his full-time liquor-store job. “Colter Wall has one of the raspiest, rawest, rudest voices I’d ever heard in my life, and it just completely took me over,” he notes. From there, Turbo tapped into his own country roots and created a full-length project titled Sixth Gear, a 2019 release featuring his breakthrough single “Light Speed.” Soon after YouTube curator, Astari shared the song’s video on his channel, “Light Speed” caught the attention of 10K, quickly paving the way for Turbo’s signing to the label, along with Homemade Projects.

Since then, Turbo has embraced even more confidence in his songwriting, thriving in the in-between of diverse genres. With tracks like his stunning debut “Heart Stop” and carefree summer jam “Bo Exotic,” Turbo has proven to be one of the most original and intuitive new artists today. “The more music I make and the better I know myself, the more I’ve realized that the best songs come from me sitting in a room alone and just taking my time—that’s how I come up with something honest and timeless,” he says. “I don’t really follow a particular process. Instead of worrying about any kind of rules, I just do what I want, and go with whatever feels right to me.”

Tracklist For ‘Cocaine & Fireworks’

  1. Cocaine & Fireworks
  2. Zombiez, featuring Landon Cube
  3. Racing After Me
  4. LA
  5. Broke My Heart
  6. Reckless
  7. 18
  8. Exes
  9. Bo Exotic
  10. Hell On Earth
  11. Lucy
  12. Heart Stop

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SLEEPY HALLOW DEBUT ALBUM - STILL SLEEP? illustration by Nick Baran from RCA Records for use by 360 Magazine

SLEEPY HALLOW DEBUT ALBUM – STILL SLEEP?

Today, Winners Circle’s Sleepy Hallow drops his debut album Still Sleep? via Winners Circle Entertainment/RCA Records. Producer Great John lays down the foundation on the 14 tracks, while Sleepy’s hard-hitting lyrics takes center stage. Click here to listen.

Still Sleep? Track list:

  1. Basketball Dreams (Intro)
  2. 2 Sauce
  3. 4or Daze
  4. 2055
  5. Make You (Snake Proof)
  6. Equal
  7. Scrub
  8. Sleepy Freestyle
  9. Chicken
  10. Mi No Sabe
  11. 1999
  12. Murda She Wrote (Outro)
  13. Lowkey
  14. Tip Toe

Hailing from East Flatbush, Brooklyn and one of the breakout stars of the Brooklyn Drill hip-hop scene, Sleepy Hallow came to prominence in 2020 with the RIAA Gold-certified hit “Deep End Freestyle” which featured vocals by Fousheé. Recently selected as one of HipHopDX Rising Stars 2021 and BET Amplified Artist of the Month (January), Hallow’s impressive repertoire of EPs – Sleepy Hallow Presents: Sleepy For President, The Black House, Don’t Sleep – has earned him coveted “best of” lists recognition from XXL, Complex, UpRoxx and more.

ABOUT WINNERS CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT

Incorporated in 2019, Winners Circle Entertainment includes label co-owners Sheff G and 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.

STILL SLEEP? ALBUM LINK

Cover Artwork Created by Nick Baran

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Magic Whatever – Speak of the Devil

MAGIC WHATEVER Releases Debut Single Speak of the Devil (feat. The Score), Announces signing to Royal Rhythm Recordings

Emerging Alt-Rock solo artist Magic Whatever has officially unveiled his debut single Speak of the Devil (feat. The Score) today. The brainchild of singer/songwriter Trever Stewart (Modern Maps) blends musical elements from Rock, Pop, R&B and electronic to tell stories of his past, present and future in an effort to reach out and connect with his audience on a personal level.

On the track, Magic Whatever shares ‘Speak of the Devil’ is a love song written for my inner demons. Everybody has a dark side, and this song is about embracing the devil within all of us.

Fans can stream Speak of the Devil (feat. The Score) via Royal Rhythm Recordings here

Magic Whatever began being infatuated with music at a young age due to being raised by his grandmother, who was constantly listening to musical legends such as; Etta James, Frank Sinatra, and even early punk such as The Ramones & The Clash. At the tail end of age 17 and the day after he graduated high school, he used what little money he had to book a one-way flight back to his hometown of Los Angeles to pursue music full time.

At 25, he signed his first record deal and recorded his first full length album gaining him industry prowess. Upon being dropped from his first label, Trever had a chip on his shoulder and began formulating a way to pursue his passion on his own terms.

Magic Whatever is certainly here to stay. Be sure to follow Magic Whatever on socials for more information very soon. Follow their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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2021 BREAKOUT ARTIST MORRAY

2021 BREAKOUT ARTIST MORRAY SIGNS TO INTERSCOPE RECORDS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MOE SHALIZI’S PICK SIX RECORDS

Morray’s Hit Single “Quicksand” Surpasses 50 Million Views on YouTube “Big Decisions” And “Switched Up” Continue His Harmonic Rise

The wins continue in 2021 for North Carolina’s Morray. After achieving a stunning rise in notoriety thanks to his hit single “Quicksand,” the artist has officially signed to Interscope through music executive Moe Shalizi and his Pick Six label.

“Morray is an undeniable talent with an infectious energy,” says Interscope Geffen A&M CEO, John Janick. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Moe & his incredible team at Pick Six for what’s to come.”  Morray shares the same excitement noting, “It’s just so dope to be on a winning team with pic six and to add a powerhouse like interscope to the mix is just an amazing blessing.” Moe Shalizi adds, “There was so much synergy between our side and interscope that it just felt right, we are really excited to be working with John Janick and the rest of the team”

Since breaking through rap’s ceiling with the harmonious “Quicksand” in October 2020, Morray gained fans from all over hip-hop including Drake, fellow Fayetteville icon J. Cole and North Carolina native Da Baby. He also received a nod from Jay-Z when “Quicksand” was added to Jay’s “2020 Vision Under COVID-19” playlist. “We are very impressed with what Morray & Pick Six have been able to accomplish over the last year and are thrilled to be their partners on this journey,” expresses Nicole Wyskoarko, EVP/Co-Head of A&R at Interscope Geffen A&M.

Soon after “Quicksand,” he released a series of four songs that fleshed out his complex backstory. On “Switched Up” and “Low Key,” he reflects his hardened past. On “Dreamland,” he remembers an impoverished childhood defined by crashing at motels and friends’ houses (“some carpet ‘cause it’s better than the pavement”) and holidays and birthdays gone by with no gifts. On “Big Decisions,” his first release of 2021, he ruminates on his responsibilities as a breadwinner for his family and a role model for his community.

Morray has found a significant audience on YouTube in particular—each song was released alongside a music video that eclipsed one million views within a matter of days. Born Morae Ruffin, Morray made his public singing debut at age 4, when his mother and grandmother called on him in church to bless the congregation with a rendition of his favorite song, “I Believe I Can Fly.” He would later serve as the lead singer of his church choir. He’s worked nearly every job imaginable just to make ends meet—from fast food to construction, calling centers and even driving uber until he found his voice in music. Through his honest and vivid storytelling and emotional recordings he began the process of creating his songbook that included “Quicksand.” The first time I heard Quicksand I knew Morray was a global superstar in the making,” says Baroline, VP of A&R at Interscope. “I’m excited for the world to get to know him and hear what he’s been working on.”

His songs are as honest as they are catchy. And though he’s become a hometown hero in Fayetteville, the deep sense of struggle he evokes in his music gives it a universal appeal. “I’m speaking for every person that has real emotions,” he said. “I’m speaking to everyone that has a heart. Every song that you hear from me is a real feeling. I want people to cry with me. I want people to grow with me. I want people to understand where we’ve come from, and that we can always make it out of everything.”  

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Phil Good – Everything’s Good Remix

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Phil Good has unveiled an official remix of his latest single Everything’s Good from DJ and producer Slow Magic. Everything’s Good (Slow Magic Remix) is available to stream and download starting today HERE. Watch a visualizer for the song HERE.

Everything’s Good and its accompanying animated music video were released in May and received praise from Uproxx, Ones To Watch, and more. Watch Philߣs new Everything’s (Not) Good visualizer for the song, which was made entirely using Instagram and Snapchat filters, HERE. Earlier this year, Phil released his track Living With No One, and was featured on Stuck On You, the lead single off GRAMMY Award-winning producer RACߣs new album Boy. Additionally, Phil released an official remix of his song Do You Ever?from the producer. Listen to Do You Ever? (RAC Mix) HERE. Last Fall Billboard announced Phil Goodߣs Elektra Records signing, and shared his major label debut single and music video Wonder Phil’s follow-up Do You Ever? and its accompanying visual were premiered by Ones To Watch, who praised his remarkable ear for tasteful synths. Phil closed out 2019 with Put It All On Me which Lyrical Lemonade premiered, declaring, Phil delivers an extremely catchy hook with his fun, charismatic energy; making it almost impossible to get out of your head. Converting audiences to fans on the road, Phil recently supported Jaymes Young on his Happiest Year North America Tour, and joined labelmate Tones and I on select United States tour dates.

Photo credit: Zhamak Fullad
About Phil GoodA stint slinging grilled cheese out of a stationary truck, a bike accident listening to Barack Obamaߣs appearance on Marc Maron’sWTF podcast, and an intriguing childhood split between attending mosque with his Palestinian step-dad and Christian church with his Puerto Ricanc reggae-funk bass player father all preceded the career of Phil Good. Relocating from Portland, OR to Los Angeles, CA with his cat Lucy in 2016, Phil devoted an entire year to writing and recording behind-the-scenes for other artists and logging countless hours in the studio in addition to planting the seeds for what would become his solo debut. By the beginning of 2019, he quietly put up nearly 10 million total streams across indie releases such as Growing Up, Be Somebody, and more in addition to garnering acclaim from Earmilk, Dancing Astronaut, This Song is Sick, and more.

Gwyn Love Never Have To See You Again

Oklahoma born pop singer-songwriter Gwyn Love unveils her debut single “never have to see u again” via Canadian indie label 604 Records. The label, who is home to Canada’s biggest acts such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Dallas Smith and Marianas Trench, marks their first American signee with Gwyn.

As a huge fan of Canadian pop-rockers Marianas Trench, Gwyn reached out to 604 Records President Jonathan Simkin, asking about an interview for a school project. After mentioning she was a musician herself, he asked her to send along a demo. A few months later, he signed her to his label. Growing up in small-town Oklahoma, Gwyn Love knew she was destined for something bigger. Now, as the first-ever American artist signed to 604 Records — she’s ready to take on the world. Drawing mainly from her own life experience, Gwyn maintains she’s hardly ever at a loss for words when it comes to songwriting — musical motivation and vision are always priority one. Her debut single “never have to see you again,” which premiered via CelebSecrets, speaks to just that. It’s a song the artist says she believes becomes more powerful each and every time she hears it — an anthem that constantly re-ignites the happiest of moments when everything in her life really started to come together. It’s a kind of honest lyricism that is sure to set Gwyn apart from the pack.

Undisputed Episode 3

WATCH UNDISPUTED EPISODE 3 “FEED BOTH WOLVES” NOW ON WORLDSTARHIPHOP!

WATCH EPISODE  HERE

UNDISPUTED OUT NOW | LISTEN HERE

Bay Area native Sneakk went from working in fast food to signing with Def Jam all in less than a year. Now the SOBxRBE affiliate is poised to break out, already securing a track with YG and Tyga and with more fire on the way. The journey hasn’t been easy, but Sneakk’s ability to maintain his gangster while unleashing unique vocals showcases his perfect balance as an artist. Def Jam’s UNDISPUTED album is out now.

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READ “FOR ‘UNDIDSPUTED,’ DEF JAM PIVOTS TO ITS RAP ROOTS WITH NEW TALENT IN TOW” ON FORBES.COM

READ “COME WATCH THE F*CKING SHARKS: DEF JAM’S RAP CAMP EXPERIMENT” ON COMPLEX.COM

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“The true comeback story of the week may very well be pioneering rap label Def Jam, which aims to restore its dominance over the rap game with a compilation of its new, young signings.” – UPROXX

“It’s a new era for Def Jam.” – COMPLEX

“Def Jam Recordings, the storied label that brought us many legendary artists is ready to usher in its next generation with the new offering Undisputed… the compilation album puts the iconic record label’s roster of new talent on full display.” – XXL

“Def Jam is showing off its bright future in Undisputed. Featuring the label’s newest and most talented artists, the compilation album stands as a reassurance that Def Jam’s place in history remains cemented.” – HYPEBEAST

Riles’s New Single ‘Marijuana’

After skyrocketing to popularity in France where he composed mixed and mastered 1 song per week for a year with his concept Rilèsundayz (+250m views /+220M streams), Rilès is back with a new single “Marijuana”, first track from his debut album and a stunning video featuring Snoop Dogg!

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

With “Marijuana”, Rilès is showing us a new side of himself, more soulful and organic. It’s the first joint venture between 3 of the biggest international labels (Republic/Polydor UK/Capitol FR) in many years. Rilès is the artist to follow in 2019. Debut album to be out before the summer.

‘MARIJUANA’ talks about my relationship with cannabis and its counter-productive effects that goes against my habits/mentality. The chorus “Baby, you’ve been on my mind” introduces marijuana in an attractive way, which aims to trick the listener who might think I’m talking about a woman at the very beginning of the song. However, the further you go through the song, the more you’ll notice that I’m talking about the drug and its similarities with woman/sex/lust which are also a drug in a certain way. The video starts with a random work night at my desk when suddenly I’m struck by the need of marijuana. The video depicts the tribulations I go through to try to resist the drug before succumbing to it and ending up laying down in my bed. ‘ –  Rilès

MAKE SURE TO CATCH RILES DURING HIS WARM UP TOUR!

March 19 – Koln – CBE (DE)

March 21 – Berlin – Lido (DE)

March 23 – Budapest – A38 ship (HUN)

March 25 – London – Electric Brixton (UK)

March 30 – Amsterdam, Bitterzoet (NL)

April 1 – NYC, Rough Trade (USA)

April 2 – LA, Echo (USA)

April 3 – San Francisco, Independent (USA)

April 7 – Montreal, Corona (CA)