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Kay Young – New EP

Today, London based artist, rapper and producer Kay Young releases her new EP This Here Feels Good via Play It Again Sam. The EP was written, performed, produced, and recorded by Kay in London during 2020-2021 and includes two never before heard tracks No Regrets and Wait For Me.

Listen to This Here Feels Good

This Here Feels Good is the sound of an artist using music as their second language. Kay moves between tightly rapped verses, glorious vocal performances, often within the space of one track as well as across the whole EP. Wait For Me pays homage to the London jazz scene and adds a playful touch to a project already brimming with joy, while previously released tracks “Suddenly” and “I’ve Got You” provide euphoric uplift, and Kay shows her skill as a deft lyricist on White Teeth.

The release is a stunning collection of songs that expands upon the sonic blueprint Kay has already laid out, that caught the attention of Jay Electronica and Jay-Z who later signed her to Roc Nation. She delves deeper into dance and soul while continuing to explore themes of familial legacy and cultural relation, keeping a perfect balance between lyrical vulnerability and musical uplift.

Speaking on the EP Kay says:

Creating this EP during lockdown kept me sane. I simply got lost in it because it felt good and I felt safe regardless of what was going on outside my bedroom studio. I dug deep and gave it my all!

Caleb Lee Hutchinson 'Slot Machine Syndrome' from Emily Ginsberg, Big Hassle Media for use by 360 Magazine

Caleb Lee Hutchinson new song – Slot Machine Syndrome

“The Brent Cobb-produced project sees Hutchinson breaking down barriers”

“if there is anyone who has been authentic from the get-go, it’s Hutchinson”

“The project’s title track shows a more grown-up, more defined talent, blessed with a gritty baritone that has some shades of Sturgill Simpson. The title tune is a three-quarter time ballad with lots of walking bass and guitar lines, about a guy who ‘feels just fine, puttin’ it on the line’ when it comes to gambling with his heart”

“Caleb Lee Hutchinson flaunts some major songwriting maturity”

“Twangy and swampy – and undeniably country”

Nashville-based, Americana-tinged Country artist Caleb Lee Hutchinson has released “Slot Machine Syndrome,” the title track from the forthcoming Brent Cobb-produced EP. Hutchinson and Cobb teamed up to co-write the new song which premiered exclusively via Taste of Country last week who says Hutchinson “flaunts some major songwriting maturity” on the new track and Rolling Stone Country adds that the new release showcases a “more grown-up, more defined” Hutchinson.

“Slot Machine Syndrome” follows the release of “Who I Am,” a song that addresses Hutchinson’s past, and what people think they know about the singer/songwriter. “A lot of people see me as this 18-year-old kid that has no clue what to do with his life,” Hutchinson told American Songwriter, “this song is a perfect way of saying, ‘here’s what I am; here’s what I do. You can love it; you can hate it, but here’s what it is.’”

The new collection of music will release wide on September 17. Ahead of the release, Hutchinson will be playing a handful of dates including his first headlining performance in Nashville at Brooklyn Bowl on August 29.

Slot Machine Syndrome marks the beginning of a bold new chapter for the singer-songwriter, full of outsider’s pride and the sense of bold conviction shared by his heroes. It’s a chapter where he is finally the author of his own story.

Produced by Grammy-nominated Americana talent Brent Cobb, the set moves hard country’s bleeding edge into a new, modern era, with one of Nashville’s most dynamic vocalists embracing a grittier version of himself.

With his second EP, Slot Machine Syndrome, the rising star plants a flag deep into his Southern roots – standing proudly apart from the country mainstream proving his talent goes beyond what fans thought they knew.

Caleb Lee Hutchinson on Tour

8/19 @ Headwaters Country Jam | Cardwell, MT

8/21 @ Stoney’s Roadhouse | Emmett, ID w/ The Cadillac Three

8/29 @ Brooklyn Bowl | Nashville, TN

9/10 @ Eddie’s Attic | Decatur, GA

9/11 @ Roasting Room Lounge & Listening Room | Bluffton, SC

All up-to-date news and tour info at Caleb Lee Hutchinson.

Slot Machine Syndrome

Tracklisting

Who I Am

Love You Tonight

Slot Machine Syndrome

I Must Be Right

Whatcha Got

Toosii x Latto - Photo Credit_ Shaquille Kokumo from Nikki Crystal, Capitol Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

TOOSII × LATTO DROP FEEL-GOOD VIDEO – 5’5

Syracuse-born, North Carolina-raised rapper Toosii returns today with a nostalgic video for his hit single, “5’5” featuring Latto. The track is a standout from Toosii’s new mixtape, Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation), out now via South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records. The visual finds Toosii getting romantic and dancing at a throwback house party-all baggy pants, bucket hats, and hoop earrings. It’s a cheerful clip for the feel-good rap track. Watch the video for “5’5” here.

Toosii’s latest ode to love finds the rapper moving from a quick flow to melodic bars. The video for “5’5” – directed by Joan Pabon, produced by Andreas Garcia and shot in Atlanta – stars Toosii at a bumping house party when his “angel” makes her way in. The two shoot pool, take turns at the keg, and find some chemistry on the dancefloor. Latto makes an appearance for her stellar verse, and together, the two take the party outside where they can more freely show off their moves.

“5’5” follows the video for “spin music” with Fivio Foreign, the first single from Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation), the deluxe version of Toosii’s acclaimed 2021 mixtape. The “spin music” visual mirrors the song’s kinetic energy, jumping between scenes of ATVs, parties, and bedrooms in a dizzying array of lenses, camera angles, and special effects. VIBE wrote that the track “finds the two New Yorkers delivering what could be the city’s latest drill anthem.”

The “5’5” video continues Toosii’s unbelievable run from a grinding upstart to becoming a globally celebrated rapper. Earlier this year, he surpassed one billion streams, proof his music is resonating. And now, with a proven ability to consistently churn out diverse, vivid, and affecting music, Toosii shows no signs of slowing down. His charisma and screen presence are obvious in the video for “5’5,” marking another stunning performance from one of rap’s most exciting young artists.

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ELTON JOHN × DUA LIPA × PNAU — COLD HEART

Elton John and Dua Lipa have today unveiled their new collaboration “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix).” The track is available now HERE.

A joyous and blissful dance cut, “Cold Heart” sees two of the world’s most celebrated artists come together on record for the first time. The seed of the collaboration was planted after Dua invited Elton for an Instagram live discussing his experiences with Studio 54 ahead of her remix album Club Future Nostalgia. A shared respect and subsequent friendship blossomed which saw Elton appear as a guest on Dua’s record breaking Studio 2054 live stream. Dua subsequently performed at The Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, which raised over $3 million for the Foundation. Driven by the restrictions of lockdown and a renewed passion for collaboration, Elton reached out to Dua to work on new music together remotely.

The results of those sessions certainly live up to the billing. “Cold Heart” is at once instantly recognizable and yet thoroughly contemporary—a modern dance floor filler based on four of Elton’s classic tracks expertly spliced together by Australian electronic band and producers PNAU—“Kiss The Bride” (originally from 1983 album Too Low For Zero), “Rocketman” (from 1972’s Honky Chateau), “Where’s the Shoorah?” (from 1976 double album Blue Moves) and “Sacrifice” (from 1989’s Healing Hands). PNAU previously achieved an acclaimed UK number 1 in 2012 with the Elton Versus PNAU album Good Morning to the Night.

Elton John says: “The last 18 months have been hard, but being off the road has meant that I’ve actually had time to get back to my roots as a session player and collaborate with some wonderful artists. And having the opportunity to spend time with Dua, albeit remotely has been incredible. She’s given me so much energy. She’s a truly wonderful artist and person, absolutely bursting with creativity and ideas. The energy she brought to ‘Cold Heart’ just blew my mind.”

Dua Lipa says: “Ever since we first ‘met’ online, we totally clicked. Elton is such an inspirational artist and also has the naughtiest sense of humor—a perfect combination. It has been an absolute honor and privilege to collaborate on this track with him. It’s so very special, with some of my very favorite Elton John classic songs combined—I loved being part of such a creative and joyous experience. Can’t wait to hear it everywhere this summer.”

PNAU say: “Setting a stage for the two greatest performers in the world today Sir Elton John and Dua Lipa, we knew we had to go in deep, take them into our world, the psychedelic laser black lit club. Where all of us can meet on the dance floor, forget the outside and lose ourselves in the healing waters of music and love eternal.”

The single is accompanied by a stunning video created by Hamburg based animator and director Raman Djafari. Watch the video HERE. The video sees animated versions of Elton and Dua stepping into a dynamic and euphoric world before separating as their planets drift apart. A beautifully drawn, wistful and, at times, trippy parallel to the last year and a half in lockdown, the video reaches its moving and joyous climax as the characters are reunited.

After 18 months when many artists have battened down the hatches and waited for the covid clouds to lift, Elton and Dua have continued to push boundaries and defy any expectations. And with the release of ‘Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)’ the world has the perfect optimistic and joyous summer anthem to usher back the good times.

ABOUT ELTON JOHN:

Elton’s career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth and longevity. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 1 diamond, 40 platinum or multi-platinum, and 23 gold albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997,” which sold over 33 million copies. Diamonds, the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, reached the Top 5 of the UK album charts on its release in November 2017, becoming Elton’s 40th UK Top 40 album in the process. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. August 2018 saw Elton named as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history, having logged 67 entries, including nine No. 1s and 27 Top 10s. Elton announced the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour at New York’s Gotham Hall in January 2018.

Encompassing 5 continents, and over 350 dates, this 3-year-long tour started in September 2018 and marks his retirement from touring after more than 50 years on the road. In 2019 it was named Billboard’s Top Rock Tour and Pollstar’s Major Tour Of The Year. To date, Elton has delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970. 2019 also saw the release of Rocketman and global bestselling autobiography, ME. An epic fantasy musical motion picture of Elton’s life, Rocketman, has been a commercial and critical hit, taking close to $200m at the box office. It has won an Oscar, two Golden Globe Awards and a Critics’ Choice Award and garnered BAFTA nominations. Its soundtrack was also nominated for a GRAMMY Award.

ABOUT DUA LIPA:

Since the release of her first single in 2015, Dua Lipa has become one of the music world’s hottest young artists. Her eponymous debut album has eclipsed 6 million sales worldwide, with overall global single sales reaching 80 million and with over 8 billion streams on Spotify alone. She made BRIT Award history in 2018 as the first female artist to pick up five nominations, with two wins for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist. She then went on to receive two Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording for “Electricity,” her collaboration with Silk City the following year.

Her sophomore album Future Nostalgia was released in March 2020. It has now exceeded 4 million sales worldwide, has been certified platinum in the UK, US, Brazil, France and many more territories and includes the massive worldwide hits “Don’t Start Now,” “Physical,” “Levitating” and “Break My Heart.” Dua currently tops Spotify’s artist chart as the most streamed female artist on the platform and is the fourth biggest artist overall with over 66 million monthly listeners. Future Nostalgia now has 7 billion streams across all platforms worldwide. Dua received 6 nominations at the 2021 Grammy Awards, winning the award for Best Pop Vocal Album. She also scooped ‘Best Solo Female’ & ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2021 BRIT Awards, making her a 5-time BRIT Award winner. Future Nostalgia has spent 50 weeks in the UK Top 10 since release.

ABOUT PNAU:

PNAU is the multi-platinum-selling, ARIA award-winning electronic act of Nick Littlemore (Empire of the Sun, Vlossom, Teenager), Peter Mayes and Sam Littlemore, famed for their extensive career born out of the underground clubs and festival dancefloors of Australia. PNAU also hold the acclaimed title of giving Elton John his first UK No.1 album in 22 years when they collaborated with the legendary Rocketman on the 2012 album Good Morning To The Night. With a catalogue of their own hits and multiple albums behind them, PNAU have enjoyed a powerful renaissance over the past few years, with multi-platinum hits “Go Bang” and “Chameleon” becoming inescapable on the airwaves in their home country of Australia and climbing the Billboard Dance charts in the U.S. 2019 singles “Solid Gold” and “All Of Us,” embedded PNAU as the most cutting edge electronic act to watch on a global scale, finding a loyal fan base amongst the most influential decision makers at BBC Radio 1, triple j and streaming services across the globe.

NAS RELEASES NEW ALBUM

(June 14, 2018 – New York, NY) Hip-Hop icon Nas – who’s legendary career spans over two decades as one of the undisputed greatest MC’s of all time – releases NASIR tonight via Mass Appeal / Def Jam Recordings. NASIR is Nas’ 11th studio album, and his first new solo release since 2012’s Life Is Good. NASIR’s seven tracks are produced by Kanye West. West was also creative director for the exclusive Cali Thornhill Dewitt designed merch collab, which will be available on shop.nasirjones.com.

NASIR is the fourth of five consecutive weekly albums produced by West, each with seven tracks: Pusha T’s Daytona, Kanye West’s ye, the Kids See Ghosts collaboration between Kanye and Kid Cudi, Nas’ NASIR, and next week’s finale from Teyana Taylor.

YouTube will exclusively stream tonight’s NASIR album listening party with Nas and Kanye West on the Mass Appeal YouTube channel. Fans wanting to get a first listen of the album can catch the stream on YouTube at 9pm ET here: http://bit.ly/NasirLiveStream.

NASIR will be available at all streaming services and digital music retailers. In addition, Nas has launched an exclusive online store – shop.nasirjones.com – offering merch designed by Cali Thornhill Dewitt with creative direction by Kanye West, NASIR vinyl and CD formats, and more.

The release of Nas’ NASIR – in collaboration with Def Jam Recordings – is Mass Appeal’s first as part of its new partnership with Universal Music Group, announced earlier this week.

ABOUT NAS:

Nas (Nasir Jones) first reached an international audience when his track “Halftime” was tapped by producer MC Serch as the opening cut on 1992’s Zebrahead movie soundtrack.  Signed to Columbia Records, the first full-length album by poet and rhyme-master Nas arrived in 1994, Illmatic.  The RIAA platinum hip-hop landmark featured “It Ain’t Hard To Tell,” “The World Is Yours,” and “One.”  1996 brought the breakthrough double-platinum It Was Written (#1 R&B for 7 weeks, #1 pop for 4 weeks), with his first major crossover singles “Sweet Dreams” and “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That).” Success continued with the double-platinum I Am in 1999 (again #1 pop and #1 R&B), with the chart singles “Nas Is Like,” “Hate Me Now” (featuring Puff Daddy), and “You Won’t See Me Tonight” (featuring Aaliyah).

Subsequent albums by Nas included: the RIAA platinum Nastradamus (1999, #2 R&B, #7 pop, with “Nastradamus” and “You Owe Me,” featuring Ginuwine); the platinum Stillmatic (2001, #1 R&B, #5 pop, with “Got Ur Self A…,” “Ether,” “One Mic,” and “Rule”); the platinum God’s Son (2002, #1 R&B, with huge R&B/pop crossover hits “Made You Look” and “I Can”); and the platinum double-CD Street’s Disciple (2004, #2 R&B, #5 pop, with “Bridging the Gap” and “Just a Moment”).

Over the years, Nas has also been the featured guest on a number of crossover hits by other artists, among them: Allure (“Head Over Heels,” 1997); R. Kelly (“Did You Ever Think,” 1999); Missy Elliott (the #1 “Hot Boyz,” 1999); fellow Queensbridge rapper Mobb Deep (“It’s Mine,” 1999); Nature (“The Ultimate High,” 2000); Jagged Edge (“I Got It 2,” 2002); J-Lo (“I’m Gonna Be Alright,” 2002); Kelis (“In Public,” 2003, and “Blindfold Me,” 2006); Kanye West (“Classic (Better Than I’ve Ever Been),” 2006); and others.

In addition to his successful career in music, Nas has pursued a career in motion pictures that began with his co-starring role (alongside DMX) in 1998’s crime drama Belly, a film by director Hype Williams (with whom Nas has done several video clips).  Subsequent appearances include Albert Pyun’s action crime thriller Ticker (2001, with Tim Sizemore and Steven Seagal); Carl Seaton’s Sacred Is the Flesh (2001, also co-written by Nas); a cameo as himself in Boaz Yakin’s comedy Uptown Girls (2003, with Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning); Lawrence Page’s Murda Muzik (2004, with Ron Artest and Chinky); the fictional hip-hop group bio-pic The Vapors (2008, with an all-star cast of Roxanne Shanté, Kool G Rap, Marley Marl, Biz Markie, and others); the CBS tv hit series, Hawaii Five-O (2010); Black Nativity (2013); and Monster (2018), Anthony Mandler’s adaptation of Walter Dean Myers’ award-winning young adult best-seller.

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