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JAGMAC – We Found Love

Multi-talented sibling pop group JAGMAC has released their new single, “We Found Love,” via Unitas Entertainment/ONErpm. The bright, effervescent track captures the feeling of falling in love and was inspired by the beauty and lifestyle of Miami. Press HERE to listen/stream. Co-written with 3-time Grammy nominated songwriter Lord Afrixana (Beyonce, Pharrell Williams) and produced by Mike Molina (Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Fifth Harmony, Jennifer Lopez), “We Found Love” creates an unforgettable atmosphere leaving listeners enchanted with its infectious pop hook and rhythmic, uplifting melodies.

“Our new single ‘We Found Love’ was written and produced in the heart of South Florida,” shares JAGMAC. “We were inspired by beautiful tropical weather, people, and the culture of Miami. ‘We Found Love’ is a love story that everyone can relate to!”

JAGMAC has also announced their return to the west coast when they perform on Saturday, October 30th at The Mint LA in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets are on sale now. Press HERE to purchase.

About JAGMAC

Growing up in a large, lively Filipino-Polish-American household, the six-piece, whose name comes from the first initial of its members’ names from youngest to oldest: Jared, Angelique, Gabriel, Manjo, Alyssa and CJ, discovered the shared power of their talents and bright personalities as a unit and began bringing their vision as a musical group to life, delivering music with the power to resonate in every corner of the globe. By integrating sounds, styles, and spirits from around the world, JAGMAC inspires culture and music to move as one. To date, the group has tallied over 3 million YouTube views, 2.6 million Spotify streams, and received media acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Hollywood Life, KTLA, Just Jared Jr, J-14, Tiger Beat, AXS, and Substream Magazine among others. Recognizing a collective power to unite even the most seemingly disparate of vibes, the siblings have also garnered an incredible following on TikTok, accumulating over 71 million views and 740K followers.

Combining their love for pop, dance music, hip-hop, and rap, JAGMAC’s explosive, upbeat songs are impossible to categorize as any single genre. Instead, the group’s music is connected by a simple mission: to spread positivity. They’ve been successful in this mission with their hit, feel-good songs taking them to arenas and stadiums around the globe, sharing the stage with the likes of The Chainsmokers, CNCO, Becky G, and Ava Max, in addition to performing at Arthur Ashe Stadium at the US Open, Times Square for Wonderama hosted by David Osmond (nephew of Donny and Marie Osmond) and co-hosted by Coco and Breezy, and London’s iconic O2 Arena opening for Little Mix on their U.K. tour.

Since forming the band in 2014, one performance after another paved the way for JAGMAC’s quiet rise independently. Upon release, their single “Soldiers” reached #1 on Billboard‘s Breakout Chart for Dance Club Songs, peaked at #15 on the Dance Club Songs Chart, and #5 on the Commercial Pop Chart. In 2018, JAGMAC released their debut EP featuring title track Right Back With You” which shot to #6 on the Commercial Pop Top 30 in the UK and #3 on the Upfront CLUB Top 30 UK. That same year, the band was crowned Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing placing them in good company with alumni such as Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Alessia Cara, and Why Don’t We. They soon returned with their sophomore EP, Like A Band, featuring lead single and title track “Like A Band” which launched to over 1 million streams and received support from Sirius XM and Spotify on the Pop Remix, Happy Beats, and Dance Rising playlists. “We Found Love” is the latest in a string of singles from the band joining “MASARAP” which pays tribute to their Filipino heritage and “Motivation” as it speaks to the moments that inspire the band to continue chasing their dreams.

For JAGMAC, 2022 is looking to be their biggest year yet, thanks to a new management partnership with Jeffery David of Cranberry Management, who guided multi-platinum band Echosmith to worldwide status. “I am so excited about all things JAGMAC and what they are about. The songs are so good and what they stand for is something the world really needs right now which is LOVE,” shares David.

It’s safe to say, JAGMAC shows no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned for even more new music from the band coming soon!

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Blackstarkids – Fight Club

BLACKSTARKIDS FIGHT CLUB Single & Video

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Debut Album Puppies Forever Arriving October 15 via Dirty Hit PRESS HERE to Pre-Save

Joining beabadoobee’s U.S. Headline Tour this November – PRESS HERE for Tickets

BLACKSTARKIDS are at the height of their powers – Billboard

Taking the media they loved growing up in the 2000s and combining it with their formidable songwriting and producing talent, [BLACKSTARKIDS] are creating captivating, timeless sounds at an incredible pace. – MTV

BLACKSTARKIDS have already caused a stir with their recent singles. Although they are fresh out of high school, [Whatever, Man] is impressive in its scope and executed with the grace of a veteran group – UPROXX

BLACKSTARKIDS have released their brand new single FIGHT CLUB, the second track from their upcoming debut album Puppies Forever out October 15 via Dirty Hit. PRESS HERE to listen to FIGHT CLUB, a cheeky anthem that showcases the unapologetic, confident sound of the forthcoming album. FIGHT CLUB sees BLACKSTARKIDS launch out of the gate and directly into your faces, oozing with swagger as Ty, Deoindre, and The Babe Gabe trade off verses with ease.

PRESS HERE to watch BLACKSTARKIDS as they take over a convenience store in the energetic, self-directed music video for FIGHT CLUB. PRESS HERE to pre-save Puppies Forever.

‘FIGHT CLUB’ really captures the way we feel when we’re all together and everything is going smoothly for us, says BLACKSTARKIDS on the single.

FIGHT CLUB follows the recent release of BLACKSTARKIDS’ serotonin-laced lead single JUNO, an indie-pop bop described by Ones To Watch as the sort of rare track that combines all your teenage phases into one intoxicating amalgamation. PRESS HERE to listen.

Hitting the road for a string of dates with GroupLove in September and Glass Animals soon after, BLACKSTARKIDS will embark on a nationwide, 26-date tour alongside Christian Leave in support of beabadoobee on November 1 that will include a hometown show in Kansas City and stop in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, and more. PRESS HERE to purchase tickets. Full routing below.

Receiving critical acclaim and praise from MTV, UPROXX, Billboard, Alternative Press, Ones To Watch, Rolling Stone France, The Line Of Best Fit, DIY, Coup De Main, and more for their shimmering Gen-Z anthems, BLACKSTARKIDS are well on their way to indie stardom. Last year, BLACKSTARKIDS released their full-length project Whatever, Man, the final piece to their black coming of age trilogy following projects Surf in 2020 and Let’s Play Sports in 2019. Whatever, Man incorporates each member’s wide-ranging influences into one body of work and is fueled by the sounds of artists from Toro Y Moi, N*E*R*D, Smashing Pumpkins, and Weezer, to Outkast, Odd Future, and A Tribe Called Quest. A winding maze of surprise and discovery, Whatever, Man’s string of critically acclaimed singles, including BRITNEY BITCH, FRANKIE MUNIZ, ACTING NORMAL, and TANGERINE LOVE – grasp their blissful DIY sound which blends garage rock with synth-punk and hip-hop to usher in a new surge of indie. The body of work also features the track FRIENDSHIP, which contains personal messages from fellow Dirty Hit signees Matt Healy of The 1975, beabadoobee, and more.

Dubbed a 90’s baby literacy test by Earmilk, BLACKSTARKIDS – Ty, Deiondre, and The Babe Gabe – showcase their witty personalities and depth as musicians by seamlessly blending nostalgic pop culture references with their effortlessly cool, genre-blending sound. Now, gearing up for the release of their debut album Puppies Forever, BLACKSTARKIDS are ready to share how their experiences have made them who they are and how they fit into society today.

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The Happy Fits – Another Try

Orchestral tinged indie-pop trio, The Happy Fits’ have partnered with SiriusXM’s Advanced Placement for the first look of their new single “Another Try.” Taken from their two-track bundle, which also includes the track “Cold Turkey,” “Another Try” represents the first new music since the release of their 2020 sophomore album, What Could Be Better, press HERE to listen and HERE to watch the “Another Try” visualizer, created by Alexis Kitchmire and Liza Farrell, which features bright and bold pop art images seen through a vintage View-Master. 

Reflecting how we often cope with reality in negative ways, the anthemic new single rides an emotionally-charged chorus that highlights the importance of accepting adversity as part of life’s journey and an opportunity to grow. Inspired by cabin fever and the fear of losing everything they’d worked towards, “Another Try” is intentional in its effort to feel like a light of inspiration rather than a dark moment in the band’s timeline. 

Despite signaling the start of a new era for The Happy Fits, “Another Try” continues the band’s steadfast mission statement of connecting with a world that’s sometimes distant. “For the past 3 years touring and recording was the only life that we knew, and I found myself repeating the same habits, day in and day out. For a time, I tried to do things that I thought would fill some void in me that needed to feel accomplished, but if anything, it just caused me to slip back into my vices,” Calvin shares. Moving to Brooklyn to record their new music, “Another Try” ignited the spark the band needed to continue creating vivid, lyrically-driven music. “The song, to me, feels like a goodbye to the negativity and hardships that we have all gone through in the past year,” adds Ross.

Their songs, which emphasize life-changing realizations, celebrate our collective ability to overcome the obstacles and hurdles as we level up morally and emotionally. The Happy Fits have cultivated an eager and engaged fanbase who have propelled consumption rates through the roof. The band saw rapid growth following the release of What Could Be Better as their monthly listeners grew to over 780,000 on Spotify and they surpassed 65 million global streams. The trio achieved their first Billboard chartings, landing at #4 on the Alternative New Artists list and #12 on the Top New Artists Albums list, while seeing the album’s focus track “Hold Me Down” hit #30 on the Alternative Airwaves chart. The Grammy Foundation, Alternative Press, DuJour, PopMatters, Ones To Watch, Atwood Magazine and more have all signed on to champion The Happy Fits’ unique, guitar-and-cello rock, with NPR asking “What Could Be Better? I honestly don’t know.”

The band will hit the road in October for a 50+ date headline tour to share their optimistic music with their fans, who have helped them sell out stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and DC. Full routing is below. For tickets and more details, visit The Happy Fits website.

In addition to their music, the band regularly connects with fans through their Twitch and YouTube Gaming channel, where they explore the worlds of Minecraft, Among Us, Stardew Valley, and Call of Duty (which they recently played with Ryan Key of Yellowcard). You can catch their weekly live series by adding their linktree to your bookmarks.

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Dodi Blunts × Last Prisoner Project – Apprenticeship Program for Justice-Impacted Individuals

Dodi Blunts and Last Prisoner Project (LPP) are excited to announce the Dodi Blunts/Last Prisoner Project Apprenticeship Program. This program is designed to help LPP constituents take their first step back into working society and offers them the mentoring, training and hands-on experience needed for a career in the cannabis industry. For 90 days, the apprentice will work with Dodi Blunts, gaining valuable experience and industry connections needed for a flourishing career in cannabis.

“Having a cannabis felony on your record makes it very hard to earn gainful employment,” said Jeff Goldenberg, Co-Founder of 2nd and Goal Ventures, the company behind Dodi Blunts, “Helping LPP constituents gain a foothold in the cannabis industry makes a ton of sense, given what the industry has taken from the community.”

The program starts in consultation with the apprentice – to determine their skills sets, experiences and interests – and determine an area of focus. The apprentice is also rotated through several different areas and functions to gain a wide variety of experience. Finally, once the program is successfully completed, the apprentice will continue their employment with Dodi or another company in the cannabis industry.

The apprenticeship program is the first initiative between Dodi Blunts and Last Prisoner Project since the launch of Dodi in April. Dodi Blunts is the brand of former NFL superstar Marshawn Lynch, who recently signed on to become a Last Prisoner Project Ambassador. The two organizations have plans for many more initiatives over the coming year.

Last Prisoner Project is not just talking about second chances but really being about it. It only makes sense that those affected by their cannabis past have a chance to let it play a part of their futures too,” said Marshawn Lynch.

“We are beyond excited to team up with Dodi Blunts in this way,” said Last Prisoner Project Managing Director Mary Bailey. “It’s so important that these justice-impacted individuals are given a path forward and Dodi has really stepped up to the plate in a way that we at Last Prisoner Project are so appreciative of and we hope other cannabis companies will follow suit.”

The first apprentice under the new program is Katree Saunders who, in 2011, was convicted on federal charges of possession and intent to distribute cannabis during a federal effort to crack down on Nevada marijuana dispensary operators before retail sale of weed was legalized in the state. Almost a decade later, she’s still working to rebuild her life.

“Being the first LPP constituent in the program, I am excited and thankful at the same time,” said Katree Saunders. “This opportunity with Marshawn and the Dodi brand means a lot to me after being a justice-impacted individual. Having recently graduated Columbia Business School for Entrepreneurship and being accepted to the apprenticeship program, I feel like I can be a shining example of what is possible after being affected by the collateral damage of this failed War on Drugs. It’s the chance to be resilient, while making a positive impact on the community. Just because you have been formerly incarcerated, doesn’t mean you have no goals or dreams you would like to accomplish. It has given me inspiration.”

About Last Prisoner Project:

The Last Prisoner Project (LPP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to cannabis-related criminal justice reform. As the United States moves away from the criminalization of cannabis, giving rise to a major new industry, there remains the fundamental injustice inflicted upon those who have suffered under America’s unjust policy of cannabis prohibition. Through intervention, advocacy, and awareness campaigns, the Last Prisoner Project works to redress the past and continuing harms of these inhumane and ineffective laws and policies. Visit the Last Prisoner Project Website or text FREEDOM to 24365 to donate and learn more.

About Dodi Blunts:

Dodi Blunts invites fans to unite their love for sports and cannabis through high quality, high potency cannabis products, that elevate communities, support social equity issues and represent the Bay Area vibe. The brand is the brainchild of NFL superstar Marshawn “BeastMode” Lynch who professes to “having a love-love relationship with Dodi.” Dodi aims to provide the most innovative, highest potency products while exporting Oakland weed and strains to the rest of the state and the world. Dodi isn’t just a weed brand – it’s a community, a vibe and a revolution. Learn more by visiting Dodi Blunts.

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Rarin Q×A – Toxic Ends

By: Ally Brewster

Fast-rising artist Rarin has released his liberating, pop-rap debut mixtape Toxic Ends. An aspirational, ambition-fueled introduction which champions human connection and self-growth, inspiring listeners to be themselves free of insecurity, Toxic Ends unites Rarin’s recent string of hard-hitting singles and adds six new tracks to his prolific catalogue.

Originally recording music for fun and continuing to create in his bedroom despite his success, Rarin has racked up over 75 million global streams with his string of viral singles including “GTA” and “YESSIR!” which topped Spotify’s viral charts and trended on YouTube. Adding to his hot streak, and distilling rap, pop, and relatable storytelling into his own unique sound, Toxic Ends will follow his recently released singles: deceptive flex anthems that speak to what is achievable in life if you free yourself from insecurity. “Toxics Ends” imagines what life would be like if we let go of the negative thoughts that hold us back, while Rarin “levels up” to become the most polished version of himself on “Big Spendin’,” a version without heartbreak or self-consciousness, that is excited for the future. “SO WHAT! ft. Brxkenbxy” speaks to brushing off minor issues to find value in mistakes without letting them derail you from seizing big opportunities.

“I think we’re all destined for something greater than our expectations. We just have to let go of what’s holding us back,” says Rarin on the inspiration for the mixtape. “This project is mainly about letting go of our ‘toxic ends.’ People are tempted to commit themselves to things they cannot obtain, especially in relationships, leading their emotions to consume them. Just because you want something, doesn’t mean you need it.”

We had the opportunity to ask Rarin about his career, Toxic Ends, and what’s next for the artist:

How did you get your start into music? When did you know if it was something you wanted to pursue?

I originally got into music because of my parents. They had me learn to play the piano because they wanted me to try out new things when I was younger. I think that really gave me an ear for making music and it helped a lot. Singing and rapping came many years later and that really started out of boredom. Later, with time, I found myself enjoying recording music more and more and eventually I recognized music as something I wanted to pursue professionally.

Who were your biggest inspirations for going into the music industry? How has their careers inspired/impacted your own decisions and direction for your music?

My biggest inspirations are Lil Peep, Travis Scott, and Billie Eilish. The career of Lil Peep has made me see how important fan interaction is, and how being close with your fans can bring a really special connection. I also love Travis Scott’s live performances and seeing him perform made me realize that your fans and listeners will reflect your energy, so you need to show your enthusiasm in everything you do. Billie Eilish inspires me to go out of my comfort zone and to be more confident. In one interview she had said that you should embrace your mistakes in your music and keep them because that’s what makes it unique. That saying has stuck with me for the entirety of my career and has really given me motivation.

How does your new work compare to your other works you’ve done in the past in terms of process, production and message? Do you notice differences in creating singles versus mixtapes?

Overall, the production has gotten much better, but I also have more purpose when I record and write music. Currently, I tend to make faster and happier songs compared to my past music.

What was it like when you realized that your work was connecting with people? Was there a specific moment you remember realizing how your music impacted others?

It was honestly very motivating. I’ve had fans tell me that my music has helped them stay mentally strong in their hardest times, and that really means the world to me. I use music to help myself feel better so being able to provide that for others makes me really happy.

Were you surprised that your work became popular in gaming communities? What has that experience been like as you watched you work be appreciated by many different communities?

I never really expected my songs to blow up through video games. I used to edit gaming montages so it’s crazy to me that my music is being used in videos similar to what I used to edit.

Toxic Ends is a mixtape with “deceptive flex anthems that speak to what is achievable in life if you free yourself from insecurity.” What inspired you to make a mixtape that is vulnerable and honest about overcoming insecurity? Is there anything you hope fans take away from the mixtape?

My life inspires my music and, in my life, I’ve found myself unable to rid myself of toxic relationships and situations because I thought those situations were normal and that I didn’t deserve better. After listening, I hope my fans recognize the importance of loving yourself and what you do. I think it is the key to being successful and happy in life and I wish that upon everyone.

What are you most excited for next once your new mixtape is out?

I’m most excited to start doing live shows and possibly touring.

Toxic Ends Track List

Toxic Ends

Love Fix

Ashes

Had Enough

SO WHAT! (ft. Brxkenbxy)

Skipping Stones

Cash Out (ft. Darius King)

2 Seater

Big Spendin’

See Rarin’s mixtape music videos below:

Toxic Ends album visualizer here.

“Toxic Ends” music video here.

“Big Spendin’” music video here.

Check out Rarin’s debut mix, and keep a look out for what’s next!

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Heavenly Reyna Releases Acoustic Version of Upcoming Single “EXIT”

Pop prodigy Heavenly Reyna has released the stripped-down, piano-driven version of her anticipated upcoming single “EXIT.” Press here to listen to the acoustic track, a quirky, pop-infused ballad which compares the pain of heartbreak to the agony of LA traffic. The accompanying video finds Heavenly with nothing but a piano as she reflects on the anguish left behind in the wake of a breakup. Press here to watch the “EXIT” acoustic video.

“As a trilingual artist, I love global stories that we can all relate to,” says Heavenly. “I’ve grown really fast on Twitch and ‘EXIT’ has always been one of my most popular songs there because everyone can relate to heartbreak and agonizing traffic. I like the juxtaposition of comparing a breakup to traffic as it adds a twist to the song.”

Heavenly celebrated the release of the acoustic version of “EXIT” with a special Twitch livestreamed release party which Twitch promoted on their front page. In addition to performances during the livestream, Heavenly partnered with Røde Microphone to host a giveaway for viewers that tuned in. Press here to view their Twitch channel.

Readying to step into her own, and previously releasing music under the moniker Mozart, “EXIT” marks Heavenly’s first release under her birth name. A prolific singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Heavenly has brought together her love of music and her diverse experiences into her songs including her previous single “Push You Harder,” an inspiring, female empowerment anthem about succeeding in the face of adversity which received acclaim from LA Weekly, Celeb Secrets, and Pasadena WeeklyPress here to watch the music video for the track which was written shortly after Heavenly’s 17th birthday and draws inspiration from strong women throughout history.

Raised in 48 countries as her family travelled the globe and documented their adventures as travel bloggers, Heavenly shared her experiences of how these ventures played an influential role in her life in a 2016 TED Talk. Using her music as a cultural bridge to bring people together through relatable storytelling that transcends individual cultures, Heavenly is fluent and crafts songs in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. She has gone viral on TikTok for performing covers of popular songs in a multitude of different languages, recently catapulted to over two million channel views on Twitch after becoming a partner, and headlined shows on her European solo tour.

Since kicking off her musical career as a teenager, Heavenly featured next to Ariana Grande in her “God is a Woman” music video, appeared on MTV songwriting with Bebe Rexha, was a featured singer in both Halsey’s and Lindsey Stirling’s documentaries, starred in in the Brat series The Talent Show, and was crowned the winner of the International Songwriting and Unsigned Artist competitions. Taking her talents into the world of acting, Heavenly also won a Best Actress Award for her dramatic lead in the film Rose, and recently starred in two new thrillers, Fame at a Deadly Cost and Glass Darkly.

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The FunkLabb × Myah Marie – Pretty Please

The FunkLabb & Myah Marie Release Pretty Please Music Video ft. Ruba, Young Dinero Banks, & Sarina The Violin Diva, PRESS HERE to Watch

Brooklyn-based producers/songwriters The FunkLabb, Ed Lawson and Wes Davis, has once again teamed up with singer, songwriter, and background vocalist Myah Marie for their latest single Pretty Please. Propelled by a symphony of horns and thumping bass, the funk-infused 70s inspired track features TV personality Ruba and rapper Young Dinero Banks with an appearance by Sarina The Violin Diva. Today, The FunkLabb has released the accompanying music video for Pretty Please, a continuation to the intergalactic video for Mama Said No, where we find Myah after her alien abduction using her vocal abilities to lure her captors and, with the help of her talented friends, plan their means of escape. PRESS HERE to watch the video, directed by Deathcats, and PRESS HERE to check out the premiere on The Young Folks.

We developed this track specifically for Myah with a live feel in mind using horns, live strings, and bass, knowing she would definitely complete that vision, shares Wes. Myah killed it again! ‘Pretty Please’ also features Ruba, who brought a taste of his giant personality to the track, and Young Dinero Banks who puts the exclamation point on the joint with his dope verse! On the video, Ed adds, The video for ‘Pretty Please’ shows what happened to Myah following the video for ‘Mama Said No’ after her abduction to outer space. We’re giving you something different from the mainstream norm, get ready!

When The FunkLabb sent me the track for ‘Pretty Please’ I was so thrilled, the track was undeniably catchy and fun without any topline on it! I was inspired right away and wrote it pretty quickly, shares Myah who is a lyricist and background vocalist behind many top artists such as Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, and Avicii, among others. This one is just about being super into someone and just coming out and saying it! As a woman (in my experience), sometimes it’s hard for us to admit we like someone or we have this fear of coming on ‘too strong’ or being perceived as ‘crazy’ and with this concept I kind of wanted to play with really just being up front and admitting my interest. (It’s hard to do in real life!!) I love this video because it’s so campy and crazy and the second follow up to ‘Mama Said No.’ I’m really looking forward to the release of this video and to share it with everyone. Tune in to see what happens next!!

Funk suggests more than a sound. It implies a whole lot of attitude, slick swagger, and serious soul and you feel it just as much as you hear it. The FunkLabb cooks up music in this spirit as they uncork a timeless groove ignited by fresh fire. Since meeting nearly three decades ago crafting music behind the scenes for everyone from legends such as The Notorious B.I.G. and Will Smith to R&B favorites Sharissa and Allure, The FunkLabb now step into the spotlight. Evolving their collaboration into an artist development hub with various artists leaning on their expertise, wisdom, guidance, and studio prowess, the group are gearing up to release a series of independent singles in 2021, beginning with Mama Said No and Pretty Please.

Feeling like something was missing from music, The FunkLabb collectively incorporate elements from their past catalog and eclectic taste as they aim to bring back the excellence and musicality needed to remind listeners of how a song makes you feel. Ultimately, The FunkLabb represents the culmination of a lifetime dedicated to music and a bold new chapter.

ABOUT MYAH MARIE

Billboard & American Top 40 charting songwriter and vocalist Myah Marie has amassed over 20 million global Spotify plays as a featured artist on tracks such as RuPaul’s Adrenaline and viral Tik-Tok sensation LEGS by Lucian Piane. She is the lyricist and background vocalist behind many top artists such as Britney Spears (14+ songs), Lil Wayne, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez, in addition to collaborating with a myriad of artists including Erika Jayne of The Real Housewives, Hailee Steinfeld, AJ Mitchell, and Digital Farm Animals. As the lead singer of the band My Crazy Girlfriend (Capitol Records), she has toured across the country performing alongside notable acts such as Charli XCX, Jason Derulo, and Icona Pop. Myah is presently working on the next phase of her career, which includes developing, coaching, collaborating and consulting for new artists with budding careers, while continuing to refine her own unique sound.

Follow The FunkLabb via their Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and website.

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Luciela

“Luciela,” an incredibly moving short film about a young girl who gets reminded how her family has been torn apart on her favorite holiday, premiered today on the PBS Short Film Festival running from July 12-23. The film, directed by Erin Ploss-Campoamor, is available now on all PBS and station digital platforms, including PBS.org, YouTube and the PBS Video App and is a co-production of Mare’s Hoof Production and Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB).  Click HERE to watch Luciela. The short tells the story of a fiercely independent Mexican-American girl who loves the 4th of July because every year her Papi throws a huge party. He does one of the best firework shows in Lincoln Heights, their immigrant neighborhood in Los Angeles which delights all. But this year he can’t, because he’s been deported. So Luciela decides to set off a few sparks of her own. 

“I first conceived of this story a few years ago. A friend invited me to her home in Lincoln Heights, to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July. If you are not familiar with Lincoln Heights, it is a mostly Latinx, mostly immigrant neighborhood, up in the hills of Los Angeles,” shared filmmaker Erin Ploss-Campoamor. “It felt especially poignant that I was experiencing this in a predominantly Latinx neighborhood, knowing that immigrant rights were actively under threat and xenophobia was on the rise. I loved that this community was celebrating our country’s Independence Day so loudly and proudly. Filling the sky, saying, “See us! Hear us! We are here! From that experience, the seeds of this story were planted.”

“Luciela” represents the experiences of many children whose families live in the shadow of deportation,” shares Sandie Viquez Pedlow, Executive Director of Latino Public Broadcasting. “Sadly, this is an unfortunate reality in our country. Latino Public Broadcasting is proud to work with Erin Ploss-Campoamor to bring films such as “Luciela” to the forefront and hopefully create a better understanding of these divisive issues and the consequences to our young children.” 

The festival features 25 short-form independent films presented in six categories: culture, family, humanity, identity, race and society. And for the first time in the festival’s history, all 25 films will be presented in virtual reality, accessible on any VR device. Audiences can also use a computer without a headset and still look around 360 degrees.

About The PBS Short Film Festival

The PBS Short Film Festival is part of a multiplatform initiative to increase the reach and visibility of independent filmmakers from across the country and amplify the voices of diverse content creators. Since its inception in 2012, hundreds of films celebrating love, acceptance, family, strength, equality, friendship, loyalty and more have been presented under the festival’s banner. The 2021 festival carries the tagline “A Decade of Being Seen” as a reminder that the festival has always striven to amplify the untold stories of America.

Starting at midnight on Monday, July 12, audiences can watch and share all 25 films. In addition, a panel of nine jury members will select their favorite film of the festival for the Juried Prize. Jury members are respected professionals in independent film and public media and were invited by PBS to participate.

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Rarin – Toxic Ends

RARIN Releases Debut Mixtape Toxic Ends

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Rarin finds his balance in Toxic Ends – HipHopDX

Rarin manages to blend elements of rap and pop music into his unique style of hip-hop – Elevator

If you’re a fan of the younger generation of pop-rap acts such as The Kid Laroi, Post Malone, Bankrol Hayden, and Yung Pinch,  [Rarin] will catch your attention and stay in your head for some time – Lyrical Lemonade

Fast-rising artist Rarin has released his liberating, pop-rap debut mixtape Toxic Ends. PRESS HERE to listen. An aspirational, ambition-fueled introduction which champions human connection and self-growth, inspiring listeners to be themselves free of insecurity, Toxic Ends unites Rarin’s recent string of hard-hitting singles and adds six new tracks to his prolific catalogue including title track Toxic Ends which arrived alongside a high-octane video. PRESS HERE to watch.

Featuring previously released singles Toxic Ends, Big Spendin’ and SO WHAT! ft. Brxkenbxy, which are quickly adding to his over 75 million global streams, Toxic Ends welcomes new songs Love Fix, Ashes, Had Enough, Skipping Stones, Cash Out ft. Darius King, and 2 Seater. Full track list below.

I think we’re all destined for something greater than our expectations. We just have to let go of what’s holding us back, says Rarin on the inspiration for the mixtape. This project is mainly about letting go of our ‘toxic ends.’ People are tempted to commit themselves to things they cannot obtain, especially in relationships, leading their emotions to consume them. Just because you want something, doesn’t mean you need it.

Adding to his hot streak, and distilling rap, pop, and relatable storytelling into his own unique sound, Toxic Ends imagines what life would be like if we let go of the negative thoughts that hold us back while flex anthem Big Spendin’ turns conventional hip-hop on its head to imagine what Rarin could achieve as the best version of himself, free of heartbreak, self-consciousness, and hardship. Setting the tone for the mixtape and cementing Rarin as one to watch, lead single SO WHAT! ft. Brxkenbxy speaks to brushing off minor issues to find value in mistakes without letting them derail you from seizing big opportunities. Originally recording music for fun and continuing to create in his bedroom despite his success, Rarin’s Toxic Ends follows on the heels of his string of viral singles including GTA and YESSIR! which topped Spotify’s viral charts and trended on YouTube.

Impacted by the sudden loss of rapper Lil Peep and the realization that his own music is also a coping mechanism for many, Rarin puts human connection at the forefront of his art to guide his fans through their own emotional turmoil while processing his own world and sifting through the toxicity that often prevents us from being our best selves. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Lil Peep as well as Travis Scott and Billie Eilish, Rarin’s singles have already received explosive support online, particularly amongst gaming communities such as Fortnite, to soundtrack thousands of videos and feature in large collaborations with creators such as Faze Sway, Faze Martoz, and more.

Toxic Ends tracklist:

  1. Toxic Ends
  2. Love Fix
  3. Ashes
  4. Had Enough
  5. SO WHAT! ft. Brxkenbxy
  6. Skipping Stones
  7. Cash Out ft. Darius King
  8. 2 Seater
  9. Big Spendin’

Follow Rarin via his Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, Spotify and Soundcloud.

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An Acoustic Night with Dispatch Fall Tour

Dispatch Announce Fall Acoustic Tour Dates, Presale Starts Monday, June 7 at 12PM ET, Eighth Studio Album Break Our Fall Out Now LISTEN HERE 

Break Our Fall is their eighth full-length album, and like their previous work, it’s full of consciousness and compassion, and it captures a raw energy that speaks to the band’s evolution as they try to make sense of the world around them. – WGBH

The album’s complex themes are a hallmark of Dispatch. Through this combination of empathetic songs and activism, Dispatch have created a complex, compassionate world for themselves and their fans. – American Songwriter

Inspired by events both political and personal, [the album] traces the emotional fallout from life-altering events, from shock to despair to hope. – WBUR

Dispatch laid out the blueprint for roots rock domination for other bands to follow. – High Times

Chadwick Stokes and Brad Corrigan have never abided by standard norms. It’s one of the many reasons why they have gained a dedicated following in Boston and beyond. – Dig Boston

Committed to using music as a vehicle for social and political change … weaving together a passion for music, art, history, and activism. – WGBH

Building awareness for social movements through their politically charged music, throwing massive benefit concerts and even founding their own nonprofits, these musicians were the next generation of changemakers before they began raising a new one. Having fully embraced their self-described 2.0 era, Dispatch deliver their most politically charged album yet, without abandoning their hopeful outlook or trademark hooks. – Relix

Celebrated roots rock band Dispatch are excited to announce a series of intimate acoustic dates this fall. Dubbed An Acoustic Night with Dispatch, founding members Chadwick Stokes and Brad Corrigan will be joined by longtime bandmates and collaborators Matt Embree, John JR Reilly and Mike Sawitzke + special guest Emelise on all dates. The excursion will kick off in Poughkeepsie, NY on September 25 and weave its way throughout the US until November, making stops in New Haven, Charlottesville, Cincinnati, Boulder, Aspen, Solana Beach and more (full routing below). Presale starts Monday, June 7 with code: BREAKOURFALL. Please visit their website for ticket notifications and more information. Local CDC requirements will be followed. The band recently released their highly anticipated 8th studio album, Break Our Fall, on Bomber Records/AWAL Recordings. PRESS HERE to listen!

The songs on Break Our Fall speak not only to Chadwick Stokes’ and Brad Corrigan’s personal evolution, but to human nature itself, charting a course from denial and resistance to growth and acceptance through deep introspection and empathetic character studies. For Stokes and Corrigan, the only constant these past few years has been change: marriage, birth, death, departure. Add to that an exceedingly tense political climate, long-overdue reckonings on racial justice/gender equality, and a runaway global pandemic, and you’ve got Break Our Fall, an album that enriches Dispatch’s distinguished legacy, on which the depth and breadth of the band’s stunning songwriting is displayed in full force. The music is pure Dispatch, blending infectious roots rock with hints of reggae, folk, and blues. The production is similarly lean and energetic, leaving plenty of space for some of the group’s most pointed, political lyrics to date. Working with frequent collaborators Mike Sawitzke (Eels) and John Dragonetti (The Submarines) to craft a wide-ranging collection of cathartic songs, the result is a timely and essential album from a band still breaking new ground two-and-a-half decades into its storied career, an ode to resilience and survival that manages to find hope and joy on even the darkest of days.

Making sense of our often-incomprehensible world has been at the core of Dispatch’s mission since the very start, when Chadwick Stokes and Brad Corrigan were still just students at Middlebury College in Vermont. Over the course of a slew of acclaimed studio and live albums and countless tours and festivals, the band would go on to become one of biggest success stories in independent music history, selling out three nights at Madison Square Garden and drawing over 100,000 fans to a massive outdoor show in their adopted hometown of Boston without any traditional radio or major label support. Rolling Stone called the group roots-rock heroes, while Billboard praised their seamless harmonies, ragged edges and breezy attitude, and SPIN hailed the band’s remarkable renaissance. Throughout their rise, Stokes and Corrigan took every opportunity to use their success for good, launching charitable organizations to fight poverty and mass incarceration, raising funds and awareness for environmental causes on the road, and even traveling as far afield as Nicaragua and Zimbabwe to work with children and communities in need.

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