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JUNE3RD – JEMENI

JUNE3RD UNLEASHES EAGERLY AWAITED DEBUT ALBUM JEMENI

ALBUM FEATURING RICK ROSS AND FRIDAYY

‘JEMENI’ AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE TODAY HERE

 JEMENI came together originally from my name being June3rd and everyone assuming that it’s my birthday and that I’m an actual Gemini. Then from there, JEMENI became much more than a title. It became a character and symbolic of a different side/personality of me. We all have those different sides to us. Throughout the album, you’ll hear a roller coaster of different emotions and mindsets that change throughout me being young and figuring out life and what I want out of it,” June shares.

June3rd’s music is a collection of luxuriously smooth, suave, and spirited pop rhythms. The Florida-born, Los Angeles-based rapper explores the world around him through his unfiltered rhymes, dexterous harmonies, and haunting hooks. His timbre makes for flawless vocals that don’t require autotune. Never off pitch or out of range, June3rd delivers powerful performances with perfect pitch. The R&B virtuoso shows off his passionate pipes in every track, never letting his vocals falter from maintaining the perfect mid-tempo. Today, he releases his eagerly anticipated album, JEMENI.

One of the young musician’s most recent, highly-anticipated releases, “Ruff Ryder” was produced in collaboration with Fridayy. The hazy combination of genre-bending soundscapes shows off June3rd’s ability to fluidly deliver complex bars with prodigal proficiency. “Ruff Ryder” reflects the intricacy of navigating relationships, making for a release that is especially resonant with many of the R&B artist’s fans.

Possessing elements from the “sad rap” genre, which has massively grown in popularity lately, June3rd’s tracks intertwine an innovative intermeshing of R&B and lo-fi. While some of his mellifluous melodies sound like sad rap from afar, his lyrical content does not reflect the nihilism inherent to the genre. While June3rd’s songs may be short, every punchy track packs in major power.

June3rd’s music stands out with his well-rounded, concise releases that are sure to be remembered for long to come. Each track is short and sweet, but certainly not understated or rushed. June3rd never disturbs his music with an unnecessary bridge, pre-chorus or auto-tuned adjustments–his music simply stands as an authentic reflection of his craft and musical artistry.

From a technical understanding of music, June3rd’s releases are simple and easy to understand operatically. However, the complexity of this artist’s dynamic vocal range and intricate vocals encourages fans to play June3rd on repeat. His poignant beats, combined with his striking vocals, produces melodious masterpieces. If you’re seeking music to relax your spirits, elevate your atmosphere or add to your newest Spotify playlist, you need to check out June3rd. The rapper’s infectious hits such as “1942”, “Wait 4 It”, and “POV” are sure to be your favorite new summer anthems!

Jemeni Tracklist

  1. JEMENI
  2. Ruff Ryder
  3. Ocean Drive
  4. 1942
  5. Wait 4 It
  6. POV
  7. Soldier
  8. Friends
  9. Voices
  10. Right Back
  11. Without You
  12. Turn The Page
  13. My Wave

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CITY GIRLS – TWERKULATOR

CITY GIRLS DROP MUSIC VIDEO FOR TWERKULATOR DIRECTED BY MISSY ELLIOTT

Miami’s own City Girls have dropped the long-awaited music video for their massive summer single Twerkulator, out now via Quality Control Music / Motown Records. After dropping the highly anticipated track in May, fans of Young Miami and JT have eagerly awaited the music video to accompany the club-ready track. Directed by hip-hop icon Missy Elliott, the video follows the chaos that ensues after Elliott delivers a city-wide warning that “The Twerkulators have already invaded Twerk-City and you don’t have much time.” The video is choreographed by Sean Bankhead with Creative Direction by Derek Blanks.

Alongside dropping their new video, City Girls have stayed busy as summer kicks off, blessing fans with an unforgettable and unapologetic performance of Twerkulator at the 2021 BET Awards, as well as gracing the cover of i-D Magazine in June. Watch for more to come soon from hip hop’s most notorious duo.

Watch the Twerkulator BET Awards performance here.

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Brooklyn Rapper J.I. Releases Summer Anthem – Morning

Brooklyn-native artist, J.I. releases his latest single “Morning” today via G*Starr Ent./Geffen Records. On the melodic, yet upbeat track the 19-year-old singer/rapper creates a world of emotions like never before. His lyrics deliver a powerful story on heartbreak as each line exposes his uncertainties of a plunging relationship. Of the track J.I. shares “We’ve all been in this position before. I wanted to speak from my perspective about how I’m being played and manipulated and wanted to make a catchy song out of something painful. I feel like I was able to execute what I wanted to do.” Listen here.

Paired with a visual directed by Austin McCracken (G Eazy, Mike Will Made It, Phora) J.I. taps into his  vulnerable side. Filmed throughout New York City we catch a glimpse of his relationship unfolding while he reflects on the toxicity of the turbulent romance. Frame by frame we see each bar come to life “You didn’t even give me a warning you left all your things and walked through that door; I don’t want to feel what I feel no more.” Watch the video for “Morning” here.

“Morning” arrives fresh on the heels of his return this year with his track “No Hook,” a freestyle heavy song which helped re-introduce and remind his fans about his raw tone and melodic style. “No Hook” garnered praise from XXL who included the track on their “13 Best New Songs this Week” roundup and has gone on to amass over a million views. He also recently received praise from REVOLT who included him as one of their “Gen Z artists you need on your radar.”

J.I. is also set to head on his first North American “The Young and Restless Tour” this Fall. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.

See below for a complete list of tour dates for “The Young and Restless Tour”:
July 24 Miami, FL – Rolling Loud Miami
Sep 14 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr.  Small’s Theater
Sep 15 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Sep 16 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Sep 18 Washington, DC – Union Stage
Sep 19 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Sep 22 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Sept 23 TBD – TBD
Sep 24 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
Sep 26 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Sep 27 Dallas, TX – Trees
Sep 29 Phoenix , AZ – Rebel Lounge
Sep 30 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
Oct 02 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
Oct 03 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
Oct 04 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s SOLD OUT
Oct 06 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Oct 10 Denver, CO – Cervante’s Other Side
Oct 11 Lincoln, NB – Bourbon Theater
Oct 13 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
Oct 14 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
Oct 15 Chicago, IL – Avondale Music Hall
Oct 17 Detroit, MI – Shelter
Oct 18 Toronto, ON – Opera House
Oct 19 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Oct 21 Buffalo, NY – TBD
Oct 22 Providence, RI – The Strand
Oct 23 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Oct 24 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
Oct 30 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

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Amber Van Day Releases Touch

Once again, the multitalented Amber Van Day is taking us back to the dance floor with the release of her second solo single “Touch” out via Capitol Records. Following her global Shazam success with her debut single “Kids in the Corner”, prominently featured in the opening scene of the #1-Netflix-Show “Fate: The Winx Saga”, and her anthemic collaboration “See You In Tears” with fellow singer, songwriter and creative powerhouse Ilira, the new single “Touch” has everything to become the anthem of the summer! Stream HERE.

The beat-driven tune, infectious hook and stunning vocals melt into a catchy dance pop banger, celebrating desires, lust, passion and closeness. Especially the latter, which was more or less banned in the past pandemic months and left a void in all of us. “Touch” is the perfect sequel to the self-reflecting and powerful songs Amber Van Day has released so far, adding another hit to her more dance infused productions and collaborations such as Hugel, Younotus and most recently the top UK producers Goodboys (Meduza / Piece Of My Heart). The new single is coming from the empowering perspective of a young female artist, who is in the game to stay and eventually takes what she desires.

“Writing Touch was so much fun. I don’t really write too much about love or lust but this was a really natural one for me”, Amber says about the creative process behind the new single. “We kept all of the original ideas from the first session and even the original vocals in for the final version. The production feels really nostalgic. I do just love how dark and conversational it is.”

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Stephanie June QxA

With the release of her new single and music video for “Cry Baby Cry,” NYC singer Stephanie June delivers a pop ballad that’s “just in time for summer,” capturing the feeling of catharsis, about taking a break from seeking answers, and giving yourself the thing you want most. Filmed at the annual “Dance Walk” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the video captures New York in this singular moment in time as it experiences a rebirth, channeling the energy of the summer into “a breezy pop experience.” We sat down with the passionate and talented Stephanie June to chat about her eagerly-awaited release of “Cry Baby Cry,” how the pandemic affected her song writing, and the energy of New York City.

What reaction are you expecting when “Cry Baby Cry” is released?

I think this song is going to make people really happy. I wrote it as an emotional ballad, but then my producers, Daniel Alvarez and Jordan Dunn-Pilz, and I turned it into an upbeat summer pop song.  So the energy is high, but once you peel away that layer, the lyrics bring you to a different place. I imagine people listening to it in the car with the top down, screaming the lyrics uncontrollably. I think people will hear it and think – ‘I’ve felt that, I’ve been there.’

What are you most excited about concerning the release of your new single?

I’m excited to bring some much needed good energy to this world. All of my friends are ready to be free and live their lives this summer. I can’t wait to get to sing this song live. Writing music makes me so happy, but at a certain point you’ve been with a song long enough, and it’s time to give it wings. I hoarded my music for way too long, which I honestly now feel is pretty selfish. So I’m just excited to share it with people and let them love it as much as I do.

Can you speak about why your music video was chosen to be filmed at the “Dance Walk” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn?

I asked my friend Seth Hagenstein, a brilliant director, if he’d be up for making this video. We got to brainstorming and thought it would be amazing to capture the energy of New York at this particular moment in time–the city revived and the excitement on the streets palpable. He wanted to mirror the complicated feelings in the song with the layered experience of going back into the world fully. He had his friend Gilaad Amir organize a “Dance Walk” for 100 friends. It was seriously one of the coolest things I’ve ever been a part of. People were joining from off the street. It didn’t feel like a video shoot – Seth just captured the joy everyone was experiencing in the moment. So ultimately the video feels really organic and spontaneous, which I love. He created a really beautiful piece of art that elevates the song.

What message do you want “Cry Baby Cry” to convey to fans?

I want fans to hear this song and be empowered to own their experiences. I wrote it at the height of Covid/quarantine, when it felt like the world was ending. It’s about having very intense feelings for someone and giving over to those feelings for a moment. I wrote it stream-of-consciousness style, so it takes you on a journey. Ultimately I think the listener will feel some cognitive dissonance between the lyrics and the upbeat vibe. This is intentional. Not every relationship is straightforward and simple, but even the “wrong relationship” can have a place in our life story.

What was your transition from theater to songwriting like?

I’ve been writing songs since I was a kid, but planned to spend my life singing in theater and immersing myself in fascinating characters. All through acting classes, a teacher would say something and it would inspire a lyric. I’d come home at night to my piano and write songs – that was my happy place. A big lesson you get in acting class is – don’t create a picture in your head of what the scene will look like. Let it happen and be completely in the moment, let the moment change you. There were actors in my classes who were living and breathing theater. That made me realize music has always been like breathing for me. So ultimately I took that lesson, and it brought me back to my first love.

Who would be your dream music collaborator to work with?

Ohh this is a tough one. So many incredible artists I’d love to work with. Mark Ronson would be a total dream. I met him on the street once and was completely starstruck. He created some timeless magic with Amy Winehouse, one of the greatest to ever do it. And he’s built a diverse body of work. He doesn’t impose too much of his own style – he lets true artistry shine through. And he’s a die hard New Yorker, which we share.

How has the pandemic affected/changed your songwriting processes?

The pandemic has majorly changed my process. It’s given me the time and space to really hear my thoughts. I’ve been writing completely for myself. The uninterrupted, guilt-free sessions were just unheard of before the pandemic. And this time has made me realize that there is never a dull moment in life – there is always something going on internally to write about. You know those movies where nothing significant is really happening but everything is happening, like “Lost in Translation?” Some of what I’ve been writing feels like that. It’s the little in between moments that are interesting to me.

There’s also a more selfless nature to writing these days. I think more about how people will relate, how to change their day. I wrote my first single, “They Say New York Is Dead,” when I had Covid. It poured out over two days and I recorded it in my apartment. I shared it because I knew a lot of people were feeling what I was feeling. There’s been so much boiling under the surface for everyone. So to get to unearth all of it and write about it has been fun.

Can you share any other exciting releases you have coming up in 2021?

I plan to release an EP of 6 songs in October, which I’m super excited about. I’ve written a lot over the last couple years, so I’m still figuring out what will be on there. It’ll be stylistically diverse for sure. Can’t wait for you guys to hear.

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ELISE ERIKSEN × AFROJACK – Less ft. Shoffy (Afrojack Remix)

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Emerging pop artist Elise Eriksen has teamed up with legendary DJ Afrojack to reimagine her debut single “Less ft. Shoffy” as a shimmering summer anthem. PRESS HERE to listen to the remix for the pop favorite, which was originally co-written with multi-platinum songwriter Julia Michaels, and features both Shoffy and Blu DeTiger.

“This project is really special to me considering a DJ I have listened to all my life wanted to remix my song,” says Elise on the collaboration. “It feels completely surreal and I am beyond thankful!”

“Less ft. Shoffy (Afrojack Remix)” arrives on the heels of the original version, which recently broke over a million streams on Spotify alone after being featured on key pop playlists worldwide and receiving international radio play–including multiple spins on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2, the biggest radio stations in Europe. PRESS HERE to watch the effortlessly cool video for “Less ft. Shoffy,” which reflects on growing apart in a relationship and shows Elise defying expectations to stand out alongside a cast of her best friends. “Less ft. Shoffy” took shape after Elise threw herself into reimagining an early version of the track being toyed with by her father (GRAMMY-winning producer Mikkel Eriksen) and using her encyclopedic knowledge of music history and first-hand experience of watching the world’s biggest stars while growing up in the studio. The Afrojack collaboration also follows Elise’s second single “Smile,” which was co-written by Sasha Sloan, (Charli XCX, Camila Cabello, Anne-Marie, Katy Perry) The track showcases Elise’s distinctive vocals over her own piano instrumental while speaking to putting on a façade and smiling even though you’re not okay. PRESS HERE to watch the breathtakingly stark video, which was shot entirely by iPhone 12 on a frozen lake in Norway at -15°F.

Originally from Norway, Elise moved to New York City soon after discovering her love for music and is now based in Los Angeles. Learning over the years what it takes to make a perfect pop song, Elise is the daughter of one half of uber-producers Stargate (Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Coldplay) and grew up in the studio surrounded by the world’s top artists and songwriters. Embracing the uncompromising work ethic she grew up surrounded by, Elise devoted years to playing the piano and honing her craft before experimenting with writing songs of her own. Inspired by artists as eclectic as Stevie Nicks, Alicia Keys, Don Toliver, Pink Floyd, and Etta James, the seventeen-year-old’s dynamic musical imagination and sharp musical instincts reflect her endless creative curiosity and a deep commitment to her artistic growth.

“’Smile’ is a stripped-down, confessional ballad, with a chorus that aims for the rafters and nicely showcases the newcomer’s developing range.” – Billboard

 “If you don’t already know the name Elise Eriksen, you’re about to in a big way.” – Sweety High

Jeremy Zucker Makes Late Night Television Debut with “supercuts”

LISTEN TO “supercuts” HERE
WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE

Last night, Platinum-Certified singer, songwriter and producer Jeremy Zucker made his late night television debut performing his new single “supercuts” on The Late Late Show with James Corden—watch the performance HERE!

The live performance, shot socially distanced at New York’s MAISON 10 art gallery, brings Zucker’s feel-good summertime anthem to life. In just a few short weeks, “supercuts” has amassed over 10 million global streams nearly 2 million lyric video views, as the song was hailed by UPROXX as a “feel-good single” and praised by HYPEBAE as “a bright, summer anthem.”

“supercuts” was co-written and co-produced by Jeremy and Max Martin’s MXM camp in Stockholm, Sweden. Sunny guitar strums back-and-forth, as Zucker candidly details being in a relationship that you know is inevitably going to fail. Minimal instrumentation and bright chords offset the sing-song hook, “I don’t want to make your momma cry at dinner and see her at the mall next winter, at Supercuts, she hates my guts, well alright.”

Stay tuned for more to come from Jeremy Zucker very soon!

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City Girls – Pussy Talk 

City Girls releases “Pussy Talk” (featuring Doja Cat). WATCH AND LISTEN to the Southside-produced track and Daps-directed video HERE. Last week the City Girls released the first of a 5-part docuseries, YUNG MIAMI’S SECRET. Watch HERE. Produced by Quality Films, episodes feature honest footage captured throughout JT and Yung Miami’s turbulent lives and careers and will air in weekly installments on Thursdays at 3pm EST. 

The road to City Girls’ second LP, City on Lock, came with struggles and the girls’ strength and support to overcome those struggles — and being a City Girl means to never fold. And with the triumphant reunion and release of City On Lock, the City Girls quickly trended on twitter, went to #1 on the Apple Music album chart, and are now #1 most added at the Rhythm Radio station format. “We Love Yal SOOOO MUCH! Yal really have made this the best experience regardless of the circumstances. It’s summer and the CITY ON LOCK. #Period #CityOnLock” they wrote on their Instagram. 

City on Lock speaks to individuals doing what they need to do to keep themselves moving and thriving in an unstable environment. The City Girls relay a consistent theme of Girl-Power, independence, and trying to have fun when the world feels like it can be working against you. Best friends since middle school, JT and Miami have made their way to the top with an in-your-face unapologetic swagger, demanding respect with a self-empowering message. As Billboard noted in their cover story, the ride-or-die sisterhood between the two is inspirational and exemplary in the way the City Girls wish to empower everyone. 

This Friday, City Girls is unveiling their newest track, “TWERKULATOR.”

“When have we needed a song called ‘Twerkulator’ more? Baddies everywhere have declared summer at a standstill until City Girls release their viral track.” – VULTURE

The ‘City Citizens,’ as the two have begun to affectionately call their fans, anticipate a sample clearance for the official release of “Twerkulator,” which has gone viral on Tik Tok, earning official choreography despite only existing as a leaked snippet. –VIBE

“(City Girls) are doing so well thatTwerkulator” is already on pace to be the song of the summer on TikTok, even though it hasn’t actually been released, due to clearance issues.­– VICE

CITY GIRLS DROP LONG AWAITED TRACK “TWERKULATOR”

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WATCH THE VISUALIZER HERE

Hip hop’s most notorious duo, City Girls, have returned with their long-awaited track “Twerkulator,” out now via Quality Control Music & Motown Records. Listen HERE. The club-ready standalone single is unapologetically City Girls, showcasing their unmatched confidence and a wily sense of humor over a punchy sample of the 80’s classic “Planet Rock” by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force. The track’s release is accompanied by a new visualizer. Watch it HERE.

For the last several months, a snippet of “Twerkulator” has seen a massive run on TikTok with over 1.2M+ Creates and 750 Million Views on the platform. Now, with the official release of the track available to stream, City Girls are primed and in serious contention for another song of the summer.

*Photo Credit: Marcelo Cantu

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Tiesto and Dzeko Bring You Jackie Chan

Award-winning, platinum-certified, international DJ, Tiësto, has teamed up with Dzeko, Preme and multi-platinum-certified artist, Post Malone, for a new Hip- hop infused dance track entitled “Jackie Chan.” The song was produced by Tiësto, Dzeko, and Preme; and features a light-hearted sound, irresistible beat, and fun lyrics, which are  sung by Preme and Post Malone, just in time for summer. Tiësto continues to be one to embrace new sounds and collaborations in 2018, as a result, with the new release of “Jackie Chan” comes ahead  his headlining set at Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival on May 19th, a festival he has been headlining every year since its inception.

Always working across genres, “Jackie Chan” follows the success of “BOOM,” which has received more than 50 million YouTube views and over 100 million streams worldwide.  The remix of “BOOM” was released in February with Atlanta trap royalty and Hip-hop superstar, Gucci Mane, and artist-producer- duo, Sevenn.

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“‘Jackie Chan’ actually came together pretty spontaneously,” said Tiësto. “Dzeko and I have been friends with Post for some time. When we met Preme in Las Vegas, he showed us the vocals he and Post had been working on and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to collaborate. I’m really excited to put this out for you all to hear. We’ve definitely created a summer anthem with this one.”

Tiësto continues to bring his music to fans worldwide by  headlining more than 40 festivals in 2018 and around the globe – from Dubai and China to Mexico, Europe, and the United States.

About Tiësto

Tiësto is a GRAMMY® Award-winning, platinum-certified, international icon. The DJ and producer is the only artist to ever hold the titles of “The Greatest DJ of All Time” courtesy of Mixmag, “#1 DJ” according to Rolling Stone, and “The Godfather of EDM” as proclaimed by Billboard. After making history in 2004 as the first DJ to open the Olympic Games, he remains a sought after headliner everywhere from Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra, to Tomorrowland. From his high-profile residency at Hakkasan to his crossover success, Tiëstocreated the blueprint that defines what it means to be a success in today’s dance music world.  Tiësto has collaborated with artists like Beyoncé, Coldplay, Kanye West, John Legend, Post Malone, and Gucci Mane, while his label, Musical Freedom, helped launch the careers of superstars including Martin Garrix and Oliver Heldens. His popular CLUBLIFE compilation series boasts five volumes to date and his radio show of the same name reaches an audience of over 41 million listeners across 353 stations in 77 countries every week.