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Rock Mafia Releases New EP

DISTINGUISHED SONGWRITING & PRODUCTION COLLECTIVE ROCK MAFIA RELEASE
SONGS FOR THE ETERNAL OPTIMIST VOL. 2 VIA 12TONE MUSIC. LISTEN HERE

ROCK MAFIA HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN AND PRODUCED FOR MARIAH CAREY, KEHLANI, SELENA GOMEZ, MIGOS, KAROL G, ZEDD, BTS, EMINEM, AND MORE 
 

Notable songwriting and production collective, Rock Mafia, have released Songs for the Eternal Optimist Vol. 2 via 12Tone Music – listen HERE. The EP featuring Bipolar Sunshine, Casey Veggies and Loren Gray highlights introspection and solitude, a stark contrast to their debut EP earlier this year.

The divine pairing of Tim James and Antonina Armato – collectively known as Rock Mafia – has added their creative genius to the music of stars like Kehlani, ILLENIUM, Karol G, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Zedd, Young Thug, Mariah Carey, and BTS to name a few, while also garnering critical acclaim for their own music.

With the ultimate goal of creating a community of artists who have each other’s backs, Rock Mafia gets their inspiration from the rare earth resonance of crystals, quartz, citrine and obsidian, coupled with the idea that music is a spiritual force which at its highest point, moves through us regardless of whether we are creators or listeners. Tim James states “There was so much joy in the room when we made these! We became entranced with soul music , especially sounds from the 70’s and the great soul singers of that era. I think in some respects this is an homage to that timeless era. It is an Honor to share our latest project with the world.”

Songs for the Eternal Optimist Vol. 2:

  1. Get Back Up
  2. Top Of the World feat. Bipolar Sunshine
  3. Keep Comin Back
  4. No More, One More feat. Casey Veggies & Loren Gray

Shaylen x Temporary Feelings

SHAYLEN RELEASES NEW EP TEMPORARY FEELINGS TODAY INCLUDES NEW SINGLE “ROLL THE DICE”


Today, Shaylen reveals her brand-new Temporary Feelings EP via The Heavy Group/Republic Records.

Listen to the Temporary Feelings EP HERE.

Regarding the four-track project, the critically acclaimed songstress commented, “This EP is a rollercoaster of emotions I went through over the last year, coming out of a really long-term relationship and thinking the world was ending. In the end, I reminded myself, everything—even feelings—are temporary.”

In order to capture these emotions like never before, she penned the songs acoustically for the very first time. She would either sit behind her piano or sing to nothing more than an acoustic guitar.

In addition, the EP talks about the emotional journey Shaylen has taken over the past year. The new single “Roll The Dice” is a power anthem about dating that brings us all the late 80’s and early 90’s Ace of Base feels. Produced by Loote’s very own Jackson Foote (Demi Lovato, The Chainsmokers) and co-produced by Tushar and Jeremy Skaller (Zayn Malik, Nicki Minaj), “Roll the Dice” is at once aggressive, vulnerable and nicely nostalgic sounding. On the other end of the spectrum, “Voicemails” talks about memories left behind from those who are gone, inspired by messages left by her late grandpa. “Sometimes, those voicemails are all we’re left with of those chapters in our lives,” she says.

Meanwhile, “Goodbye” takes a re-invented look at the classic Macy Gray track and updates it for a new generation on a tune about “saying goodbye to those crutches in life. While Shaylen was writing it, Macy Gray walked into her writing session and gave her blessing for the new take on the track!

She initially paved the way for the EP with “Forgive Myself,” which was the first track Shaylen wrote for the project and was written “after one of the hardest times in her life when I was really struggling with self-forgiveness as if I would wondering if I would ever move forward.” Upon arrival, Billboard touted it among “10 Cool New Pop Songs To Get You Through The Week” and claimed, “As far as brutally honest self-assessments go, ‘Forgive Myself’ is at once easily understood and affecting.

ABOUT SHAYLEN
Way more than a singer and songwriter, Shaylen might just be your shoulder to cry on, partner-in-crime, and the keeper of your most intimate truths. Spilling her secrets first, she doesn’t just welcome this sort of vulnerability as she does command it. She’ll open up about days on the floor in tears, share the mantras she spoke to the mirror on Instagram, and laugh about going home alone despite eyeing a dude across the bar like, “You gonna make a move or what, bruh?” Listening to her is like sharing an Uber with a brand new best friend. It doesn’t matter where you’re headed; you just hope the ride doesn’t end, because the conversation is so freakin’ interesting.

As a result, she racked up over 12 million streams in twelve months across her debut EP Highs & Lows, singles such as “Sprite,” and collaborations a la “Come Back To Me” with Chantel Jeffries as she twisted up pop, R&B, and alternative on her own terms. Not to mention, she garnered acclaim courtesy of BillboardJust JaredHollywood LifePopdust, and Idolator who predicted “[she’s] on the brink of a major breakthrough.” 

However, she embraces listeners even tighter on her 2020 Temporary Feelings EP [Republic Records] led by the singles “Forgive Myself” and “Roll The Dice.”

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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, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Zendaya and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G) and Hollywood Records. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

Toosii – Poetic Pain

Today, South Coast Music Group’s Toosii announces his new EP Poetic Pain coming this Fall and releases the title track Poetic Pain. Listen HERE. While deeply personal, Toosii wrote the smooth and soulful track during a spontaneous livestream session with fans.

Toosii recalls, “I was on live with the fans and they liked the beat I was playing, so I had them tell me what the beat made them feel, and we made the song from there.”

The official video, directed by NORATCHETSS, finds Toosii penning a love letter to the woman who shattered his heart and reminiscing about the special moments they shared. View HERE.

Like nearly all of his music to date, Poetic Pain was self-recorded at Toosii’s home in Raleigh, NC a purposely solitary approach he considers essential to his self-expression. “I really just love making music, so all I ever do is record,” he says.

Last week, Toosii released Love Cycle (with Summer Walker). Listen HERE. HotNewHipHop said, “Toosii and Summer Walker make a great team on Love Cycle, a perfect song for a mood playlist.” Love Cycle, one of the most popular tracks from Toosii’s Platinum Heart (Deluxe), has amassed nearly 35 million combined global streams to date.

Platinum Heart (Deluxe) charted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums tally and entered the Billboard 200 in June. With over 200 million combined global streams to date across its 20 songs, Toosii shot into the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart for July, which tracks the fastest-rising artists of the month.

In the months following the mixtape’s release, Toosii has released a string of accompanying videos, including Stuck Inside Mercedez Love Cycle, which is the director’s cut of the Mercedez and Love Cycle videos that Toosii co-directed with Edgar Esteves, and Reminiscing, plus the official video for a new song, Push Start.

The 20-year-old rapper is an entirely self-driven and strong-minded artist, fiercely dedicated to following his instincts and one-of-a-kind vision. Since signing with South Coast Music Group (the label that catalyzed DaBaby’s rise as one of music’s biggest new stars in recent years), the Syracuse, New York native has won acclaim for his melodic flow and autobiographical storytelling, endlessly demonstrating his willingness to pour unguarded emotion into each song. Flaunt predicted, Toosii is about to take over the rap game. A compelling live performer, Toosii has supported such artists as DaBaby, Summer Walker, Polo G, Moneybagg Yo, Money Man, NBA Young Boy, Yung Bleu, City Girls and more

flor's new song covered by 360 MAGAZINE

flor – lmho

Alt-pop band flor has unveiled an official music video for their latest single lmho.

flor has had quite the exciting 2020. Singer/guitarist Zach Grace, bassist Dylan Bauld, guitarist McKinley Kitts, and drummer Kyle Hill released their EP reimagined earlier this year. reimagined features stripped-down recordings of fan-favorite tracks like unsaid, white noise, warm blood, and slow motion. Additionally, the EP includes a cover of Coldplay featuring label-mates MisterWives. Watch the track’s official music video, which premiered on Billboard.

In September 2019 flor released their sophomore full-length ley lines. Singles from ley lines including slow motion and dancing around received praise from publications including Nylon, Ones to Watch, and Earmilk. The reign of ley lines concluded in March when flor wrapped their second US headline tour.

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Tiana Major9 – Think About You

Today, Motown Records rising star Tiana Major9 dropped a new music video for Think About You off her new EP AT SIXES AND SEVENS. Watch it HERE!
Last month Tiana Major9 also gave her fans a unique look into the making of the EP. She shared her autobiographical 4-part miniseries, BEHIND AT THE SIXES AND SEVENS. The series explores the evolution of Tiana and each episode melodically chronicles the expansion of her sound, artistry, perspective and journey to her signing with Motown Records through her lyrics. Watch the first episode of Behind At The Sixes and Sevens here, second episode here, and third episode here!
When asked about her EP, Tiana states, “To be at Sixes and Sevens means to be at a state of total confusion…Love is confusing.”

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T$AN

T$AN Returns with Raw and Vivid Visual for “Never Mattered”

Watch the video HERE.

Listen HERE.

Watch the “Never Mattered” visualizer HERE.

Listen to Farwell EP produced by Manny Laurenko HERE.

Following the release of his recent EP Farewell, the charismatic Philly born rapper T$AN is back with the lively single and music video “Never Mattered”. Watch HERE. At the early age of eighteen, T$AN is constantly proving himself to be one of Philadelphia’s brightest.

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Come to The Beach

Winnetka Bowling League – Come To The Beach

Today, Winnetka Bowling League releases a seemingly easy-breezy pop song with lyrical twist on “Come To The Beach.”

Listen HERE

“Come To The Beach” will be featured on Winnetka Bowling League’s forthcoming EP entitled CONGRATULATIONS set for release September 18th via RCA Records, along with previously released tracks “Kangaroo” and “CVS.”

With the lyric “Come to the beach, Chill by the sea, See how your heavy life looks from the coast line,” Matthew Koma offers the following about his inspiration for the new song and forthcoming EP:

“’Congratulations’ and ‘Come To The Beach’ are two potentially misunderstood titles to release during a world pandemic that’s encouraging a pause in all traditional social and celebratory normals. But, they were both written pre-pandemic and hopefully they’ll last people through to post-pandemic when we can resume congratulating and going to the beach.”

Koma, the band’s lead singer and front man, wrote and produced The EP. He is an award-winning performer, songwriter and producer. Koma has worked with a diverse range of artists. That includes: Bruce Springsteen, Tiësto, Ryan Tedder, RAC, The Knocks, Shania Twain, Kelly Clarkson and more.

What the Press is Saying About WBL: 

Winnetka Bowling League continues to roll out hands-in-the-air pop/rock anthems at an alarming rate.” Idolator

“Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Matthew Koma is raw and honest, possessing a dry sense of humor that is reflected in both his songs and his mannerisms. Coming from punk rock roots and branching out into hip hop and EDM, his new band, Winnetka Bowling League, is the perfect pairing of deep lyrical content and alternative rock melodies.”V Magazine 

“infectious, hook-laden songs”The Ringer

“”Los Angeles’ Winnetka Bowling League makes music that sounds as good on indie rock playlists as it would on alternative radio. …from the hooky synth lead to a chorus that leaps out of the speakers. Winnetka Bowling League are a band that’s easy to imagine finding big audiences…” – Uproxx

“[“On The 5” is] an undeniably anthemic pop song …it certainly sounds like a hit.” – The Los Angeles Times

CONGRATULATIONS EP track listing:

Kangaroo

Congratulations

CVS

The Romantic Way

Come To The Beach

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Pressure225 Q&A for 360 Magazine

Pressure225 Q&A

By Armon Hayes

Pressure225 offers refreshing perspective and a  distinctive voice. Emerging thru the rubble of battle rap, the sound of no regrets, leaving it all on every track. 

Rapper Pressure225 released his visual debut for his song “I give you everything,” has an upcoming EP To Die For, and is just coming off of a monumental win in a freestyle rap battle.

The Bronx native’s career is growing with the momentum of his victory as HOT97’s Top shelf freestyle winner. Pressure spits his way to the top of rap battles and music charts with the wit and cadences of a budding force in Hip Hop. My first encounter with Pressure225 was at SOBS where I worked closely with the new artist as he prepared for his performance. Today, I caught up with the lyricist for a Q&A for 360 Magazine and learned how his charm translates from the stage and into real life.

What new projects are you working?

I’m currently finishing my new EP titled “To Die For.” Every time I say the title it feels off, to be real. But it’s a story. You would have to tune in to understand the concept behind it.

I try to make all my projects based on a theme and this one made me dig deeper than any of the other projects I worked on. To try and summarize, it’s about letting go of what you love. In my eyes, that is music. “Is this something I love where the sacrifice is worth the reward?” I’ve been working on this so long, the stress of the independent grind I just had to ask myself, is it to die for? Listen in and it will translate deeper.

What inspired your new music and video for “I give you everything?”

“I give you everything” goes back to the theme in the music. It’s a revolving door behind the questions I have for my passion. It’s almost like my insecurities speaking. I also felt like many people can relate. How much of myself can I give to the craft before I fall down? I wrote the song in 20 minutes and it was the first song I recorded with the homie @madamixes. I’ve always recorded my own projects but this time I felt that I needed to give that responsibility to another ear. It worked out and by taking the opportunity I learned so much about recording in the new streaming era.

The video was shot by @ezrugonalez, and, to be honest we had no big plan. It was like a run and gun video that he made work. His vision behind the camera is crazy. We shot it in Dumbo, Brooklyn and Ezru gave the direction and I gave the performance.

How do you respond to critics who treat battle rap not as a mainstream vehicle?

I love battle rap. Battle rap is the purest form of rap. It’s raw and performed in one shot as a 9-minute performance done in three rounds. It doesn’t get more real than that. There are big time battlers who make $70-80k a battle. I wouldn’t say battle rap is not mainstream but big leagues like @urltv, who are backed by the likes of Drake, are definitely taking it there. If you come up in battle rap it can open gates to new opportunities for sure.

Describe your music in one word?

Unpredictable.

As the winner of episode 4 of Hot 97’s Top shelf, what are your biggest takeaways?

Networking is key. Listen and learn from the people you meet, take advantage of the rooms you are in. I met some good people behind the scenes who handed me game that I hold on to till this day. When I get my shot for @funkflex freestyle, I will show out for sure lol.

Artist you hope to collaborate with?

My dream list is very New York. Jadakiss, Fab, Nas, but if we are talking more active I’d say J. Cole, Kendrick. I also really like Griselda Records, Westside Gunn, Conway, and Benny for bringing rap back to New York.

How has quarantine life been for you as a new independent artist?

As for independent artists, all we ask for is free time to work on the craft. We as a whole have never been in this predicament. For myself, I can say I took advantage of that time. I am more aware of the steps I need to take on my journey. I made some investments and now I am looking to drop the projects I worked on during quarantine.

What are your thoughts on rap culture seemly more inclusive?

Its a love-hate thing. I love the fact that rap culture has come this far. I hate the moments I step back and know when it’s being patronized. I’m a guest in Hip Hop and it saved me; I will always be on the front lines to keep this culture growing.

Who are your top five rappers?

I don’t have a top five. It’s the age old question and I’m so deep into rap that my mood changes too much to pick five. But, I do have three that will always remain, that’s Jay Z, Big, and Nas. But, I may change that later.

BabyJake – Head In The Clouds

Today, singer, songwriter BabyJake gifts fans with his new single, “Head In The Clouds,” taken from his debut EP, Don’t give me problems, give me wine, out this Friday—listen HERE and watch the visual HERE!

On the bouncy, jangly “Head in the Clouds,” BabyJake explores the hidden weight of emotional escape, juxtaposing bright guitarwork against moody lyrics about self-defeat and the pitfalls of depression and avoidance. Of the song, he says, “I’m always late. I have a hard time focusing. My mind is always somewhere else. ‘Head In The Clouds’ is about that…my daily struggles.”

Head In The Clouds” follows BabyJake’s breakout singles, “Confidant,” “Blue Cellophane” and “MadHappySad,” as well as his collaborations with Dillon Francis, “You Do You” and “Touch,” released earlier this spring. Stay tuned for Don’t give me problems, give me wine out this Friday!

ABOUT BABYJAKE

Jake Herring, the artist who records as BabyJake, has a complicated relationship with music. Growing up in Fort Meyers, Florida, Herring first picked up the guitar when he was eight years old. By the time he was in high school, he was juggling a deep, somewhat private love of music with genuine enthusiasm for sports and partying with his friends. He didn’t feel like he fit in in any specific social group, and soon felt alienated. For solace, Herring turned to his dad’s folk records, favoring the low-key contemplative sounds that resonated with the sense of alienation that he was feeling. Though he maybe wasn’t conscious of it at the time, Herring was priming himself to be a sort of musical chameleon. Well versed in the building blocks of rock music, the intimacy of folk, and with an innate understanding of the rap and pop music he grew up around, he was constructing a well of disparate influences to draw from when he eventually made a serious go at a music career. After his freshman year of college, Herring dropped out and started writing songs as often as he could, debuting as BabyJake in 2019 with his viral single “Cigarettes on Patios,” which has accumulated over 35 million streams to date. Before too long, he had his first official body of work, which quickly evolved into a multifaceted career that currently involves a record label called daycare with an added merch/streetwear line and a budding career penning and producing songs with other artists. His seven-song debut EP, Don’t give me problems, give me wine, feels like the result of an artist older than his years, someone who has lived recklessly and loved hard and is ready to put it all on record.

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, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Zendaya and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G) and Hollywood Records. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films during in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production is the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

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Justin Rarri – Youngest in Kharge

Emerging Bronx-bred rapper, Justin Rarri shares his latest EP, Youngest In Kharge today on Interscope Records. Youngest In Kharge showcases Rarri’s diverse flows, catchy melodies and growing versatility. The EP features earlier released tracks including “STRONG ft Lil Poppa,” which now has over 2 million views on YouTube and “2 Seater,” went viral via social media and samples legendary bachata artist, Luis Vargas’ song “Loco de Amor.” The EP also includes brand new tracks such as “2nd Chances” and “Rill,” which both demonstrate his impressive wordplay dexterity at the forefront. The 11-track project includes collaborations with fellow New York rapper Smoove’L and rapidly rising artist, Stunna 4 Vegas.

Today the 17-year-old rapper also shares the visual for “Neighborhood Supplier,” which stars Justin and his label-mate Stunna 4 Vegas. in a hilarious 3-minute clip we see the pair back in school clowning around and causing more mischief than ever. “The set was too fire, my energy definitely came different on this one” says Justin about filming the video.

PRAISE FOR JUSTIN RARRI

“The Bronx has birthed another teen rap star.” – XXL

“Latin Teen Artists to Keep on Your Radar” – Billboard

“The 17-year-old rapper is sure to go even further in 2020, and he’s more than ready to ride the hype into the new year…” – COMPLEX

“Justin Rarri is a star on the rise” – HotNewHipHop

YOUNGEST IN KHARGE TRACK LISTING:

1.PARIS

2. DEPARTED ft. Smoove’L

3. 2ND CHANCES

4. NO FLAWS

5. NEVADA

6. RILL

7. 2 SEATER

8. STRONG ft. Lil Poppa

9. NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPLIER ft. Stunna 4 Vegas

10. LEFT RIGHT