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Jacob Banks – Stranger

Jacob Banks, a Nigerian-born singer based out of the U.K., released a brand new song Wednesday titled “Stranger.”

The song comes with a new music video depicting the emotions of growing apart from a loved one and putting the pieces back together once it’s over. Banks sings, “Stranger, once upon a time we were the chorus.” You can see the video by clicking right here.

Sillkey co-produced the song with Banks, and the two use R&B and progressive electronic synths to build to an eruption of strings and keys.

Banks also directed and starred in the music video himself. He places himself and the female co-lead close enough to touch, but something non-physical continues to prevent them from reaching each other.

Banks is fresh off a feature on Grace Carter‘s “Blame.” He also recently covered the Alicia Keys hit “Like You’ll Never See Me Again.”

He has only ascended since his 2018 album “Village,” which cracked VIBE’s list of the 30 best albums of 2018. It It featured critically acclaimed songs like “Slow Up” and “Nostalgia.”

Already having performed at Coachella, SXSW and Lollapalooza, Banks will look to continue his massive success.

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The Fader – Digital FORT 2.0 × Dolby

Earlier this week, The FADER announced its line-up for their Digital FORT 2.0, with over 30 + exclusive performances from both acclaimed and emerging artists in support of several charities, including Trap Heals, the NAACP, For The Gworls, Arts & Parts, Gideon’s Army United and more.

In addition to the set times, today the FADER is excited to announce their new partnership with Dolby.  

New to Digital FORT is a short film featuring acclaimed jazz artist and producer Terrace Martin as Dolby and The FADER explore the places, the process, and the people that inspire his creative hustle. The film kicks off the “Inspired to Inspire” Artist Spotlight Talent Search.  Additionally, The FADER, in collaboration with Dolby, will host a social media talent search, encouraging artists to create and submit a performance using the free Dolby On recording app for a chance to win an Artist Spotlight interview and video premiere on The FADER, written by our award winning editorial team.  

The submission contest aims to champion creatives to use their voice by giving them a once-in-a-career opportunity to align with some of the biggest names in music. All entries must be of original material up to five minutes in length and entered through the submission form HERE. Submissions must be made using Dolby On, a free app, available HERE. Entrants are also encouraged to post their submissions to social media using the hashtag #DolbyInspiredToInspire. The entry period begins July 25th at 5:00 PM EST and ends on August 5, 2020 at 11:59 PM. The winner will be announced on TheFADER.com by August 31, 2020.  

Digital FORT 2.0 is set to take place on Saturday, July 25th, beginning at 5 PM EST, and will host a mix of performance pieces and exclusive content from both acclaimed and emerging artists.  

The broadcast will be embedded for viewing on The FADER’s website and live on The FADER’s Official YouTube Channel, with select content remaining available on VOD for one week following the event.  

“As much as we miss interacting in person with our audience and the artist community at FADER FORT and The FADER events, the response to our first Digital FORT was truly incredible,” says Jon Cohen, co-founder and co-CEO of The FADER. “It really captured the community that we have built around FADER FORT. We are honored to have a platform in FADER FORT that artists continue to want to use to showcase their talent and creativity. With Digital FORT 2.0, we have expanded our partnerships to not only elevate the quality of our production, but give our audience an even better experience.”  

Sponsors to Digital FORT 2.0 include Dolby, D’usse Cognac, and YouTube.  

Digital FORT 2.0 will also continue to hold a charitable element as a call to action, as the world continues to cope with the current musical, social, and political landscape. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, worldwide demonstrations have shed light on police violence, racial injustice and political indifference.  

Visitors to the Digital FORT 2.0 will be encouraged to donate to Trap Heals, among others.  

Trap Heals is a creative agency and collective of artists based in South Central Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA that focus on the intersection of art, culture and activism to cultivate community engagement and social equity. Through the use of visual art, brand development and creative strategy, Trap Heals has collaborated with numerous non-profits, political movements and brands to reimagine culture and community healing.  

“For an entire generation, The FADER has represented the highest levels of boundless creativity, genre-bending sonic landscapes, and awe-inspiring artistic vision, says Damon Turner, CEO and Founder of Trap Heals.  

“We at Trap Heals are honored to be a part of that vision. We believe in healing for our community through music and creativity. And with our shared visions will create an opportunity for ultimate transformation – personally, politically and artistically.”  

In addition to Trap Heals, Digital FORT 2.0 will lend its platform to a variety of organizations such as The NAACP, For The Gworls, Arts & Parts, Gideon’s Army United, and more curated by the artists of the Digital FORT 2.0 lineup.  

“Music has always had the ability to inspire and uplift during challenging times,” says Rob Stone, co-founder of The FADER. “We’re humbled by the great talent that chose not only to participate in the first Digital FORT in March, but who are open to sharing their work at a time when the music community needs it most this July.”  

D’USSE

D’USSE [dew-say] is a bold new expression of Cognac that dares the palate like never before. Born from the prestigious Chateau de Cognac, France, D’USSE blends over 200 years of tradition with the inspiration of a passionate Cellar Master who set out to create his own legacy. The result is a uniquely powerful, authentic Cognac that starts off with distinguished intensity which gives way to a pleasantly smooth, balanced finish. The D’USSE Cognac range consists of VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) and XO (Extra Old) qualities. For more information please visit the D’USSE website.  

TRAP HEALS

Trap Heals is an Incubator and Accelerator program based in South Central Los Angeles that is focused on building the work and life skills, economic literacy, and professional development for creatives and artists who have been historically disenfranchised in order to promote community healing and economic equity.  

YouTube is a video-sharing website whose mission and vision statements have not only revolutionized entertainment but also related businesses. With over 2 Billion users worldwide, YouTube’s mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. In 2018, YouTube announced YouTube Giving, a fundraising platform which enables creators to raise awareness, and money, for their chosen organizations via the video platform.  

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More about FADER FORT Digital

Each year, Austin’s SXSW draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the globe – and many share the same goal: Score a pass to get into the invite only FADER FORT. Due to the spread of the worldwide pandemic, COVID-19, Austin cancelled SXSW and all other live music events followed suit. Devastated by the festival’s cancellation along with the nation on lockdown, globally renowned brand, The FADER, along with 100 musicians came together to bring FADER FORT to their fans living room with a one-time digital broadcast event. Tagged as “Your Online Music Care Package”, The FADER Fort Digital Broadcast launched as a collaborative incentive for artists and The FADER to raise money for various charities hit the hardest in the music and entertainment industries.  

Initially announced as a nine hour event, due to an overwhelming response from the music community, The FADER extended to two days, March 31 and April 1.  

The Eighteen hour broadcast event featured original performances and a mixed bag of exclusive content from both acclaimed and emerging artists. Participants included DJ Shadow, Phantogram, RMR, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter- Patrisse Cullors, Ari Lennox, TOKiMONSTA, Childish Major and many others.  

FADER FORT’s digital debut amassed over 150 million impressions on social media and raised over $25,000 for charity. Due to popular demand and the success of The FADER Fort’s Digital Broadcast debut, The FADER announces DIGITAL FORT 2.0 in July.  

The FADER FORT has been a platform for musical discovery, often launching the careers of artists who perform at the event. In previous years, The FADER FORT has hosted surprise and scheduled performances by Drake, Cardi B, Kanye West, Diddy, Lil’ Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, and other notable acts – often before they became household names.

Yoshi Flower releases New Song and Video

Yoshi Flower comes back with the latest track “Validation”, out now on Rock Mafia/Interscope Records. Earlier this year Paper Magazine named Yoshi Flower as one of their 100 names worth getting to know in advance. Check out the video shot in Southern California, HERE

The up-tempo, electronic/trap tune begins with Yoshi delicately singing “you’re so beautiful to me, can’t you see,” however, the song is not as sweet as his voice sounds. His lyrics debate the constant feeling we seek out more than ever in the era of social media – “validation.” Although the internet allows us to easily connect with others and access endless information, the dark side can be unsettling. Yoshi goes on to sing “I just spent a ticket on these new dress clothes, you’re not impressed though…just searching for validation…” The nostalgic visual, directed by Alex McDonnell, serves as a metaphor for how everything comes full circle. We’re all on a constant ride of wanting acceptance from one another. Yoshi ends the track the way he began, singing, “but you don’t need no validation. Baby ‘cause, you’re so beautiful to me, can’t you see.”

Last year Yoshi Flower signed to Interscope Records, released his debut mixtape titled, American Raver, toured with blackbear, Elohim, SG Lewis and opened for Dua Lipa. This year, he played his first 5-city headline tour, a string of showcases at SXSW and just last week, wrapped up a sold-out tour opening for K-Rap group, Epik High. Additionally, he released “Dirty Water,” which premiered on HYPEBEAST and led to L’Officiel calling the track a “demonstrative of Flower’s ability to transcend multiple genres of music, as he continues to elevate his eclectic sound by blending hip hop with electronic-pop, creating music that is not only of the moment but is uniquely his.” Yoshi continues to work on new music and is set to play Lollapalooza in August.

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The Greeting Committee’s New Music Video

THE GREETING COMMITTEE RELEASE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “IS THIS IT?”

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ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR AND SUPPORT DATES WITH RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE

“The retro sophisti-pop vibes on the Kansas City-based band’s

latest release are both fresh and nostalgic.” – NYLON

“This band needs to be on your radar.” – IDOLATOR

“The Greeting Committee’s debut album, This Is It, takes ‘faux-veracity’ to task with its astute recollections of what it feels like to love and come of age simultaneously.” – LADYGUNN

Today, The Greeting Committee share the music video for “Is This It?” the newest single from their debut album This Is It [Harvest Records] WATCH HERE.

The band premiered the video with FLOOD Magazine this morning, who called the track “a sparkling pop confection, punctuated by bracing horn blasts like an updated take on the Waitresses day drinking with Florence + the Machine,” and praised the visual as “surreal” and “fueled by youthful exuberance.”

This new video arrives alongside the exciting news that The Greeting Committee will embark on their first-ever North American headline tour, which includes shows at iconic venues like New York City’s Mercury Lounge on May 14. While on the West Coast, they will also join Rainbow Kitten Surprise on select dates. The run will conclude with a festival appearance at Boulevardia in their hometown of Kansas City. Full routing can be found below.

That Bad [2015] and Meeting People Is Easy [2017]. The Greeting Committee have amassed over 25 million combined global streams and continue to attract critical praise from the likes of NYLON, Idolator, LADYGUNN, FLOOD Magazine, and Rookie, who last year shared a heartfelt essay for Pride Month written by front woman Addie Sartino called “The Ways I Wear My Pride.”

THE GREETING COMMITTEE TOUR DATES

5/8 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

5/10 Toronto, ON @ Canadian Music Week

5/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge

5/14 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

5/15 Washington, DC @ DC9

5/16 Columbus, OH @ The Basement

5/17 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room

5/19 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade ߝ Purgatory

5/21 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ߝ Inside

5/22 Dallas, TX @ Three Links

5/24 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

5/25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

5/31 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre *

6/1 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre *

6/2 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre *

6/4 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *

6/5 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *

6/7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *

6/8  Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *

6/11 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry

6/13 Nashville, TN @ High Watt

6/15 Kansas City, MO @ Boulevardia

* supporting Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Between high school classes in their native Kansas City, The Greeting Committee quietly stirred up a following with their 2015 debut EP It’s Not All That Bad, which caught the attention of Lazlo Geiger, a radio personality from 96.5 The Buzz. The lead single “Hands Down” impressively generated 10 million-plus streams as the band went on touring with the likes of MisterWives, Tennis, The Mowgli’s, Saint Motel, and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, as well as making a splash at Lollapalooza and SXSW.

The Greeting Committee are: Addie Sartino (vocals), Brandon Yangmi (guitar), Pierce Turcotte (bass), and Austin Fraser (drums).

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Final Undisputed Episode

WATCH THE FINAL UNDISPUTED EPISODE “THE FUTURE ALWAYS WINS” FEAT. BERNARD JABS, S3NSI MOLLY & LIL BROOK NOW ON WORLDSTARHIPHOP!

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UNDISPUTED OUT NOW | LISTEN HERE

In the final episode of the UNDISPUTED series, the cameras leave the studio and follow young superstar Bernard Jabs to SXSW on his Rockstar shit as he celebrates the release of his debut project, COLDHEARTED.

LISTEN TO COLDHEARTED HERE

ORDER THE OFFICIAL UNDISPUTED MERCH AT http://defjamshop.com/

READ “HOW DEF JAM PLANS TO RECLAIM ITS HIP-HOP CROWN” ON BILLBOARD.COM

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

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

READ “HOW DEF JAM’S RAP CAMP CREATED AN ‘UNDISPUTED’ WIN” ON HIGHSNOBIETY.COM

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

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

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

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

Leyla McCalla at the Atrium

Leyla McCalla is the former Carolina Chocolate Drop, who has embraced the sounds of her adopted home of New Orleans and her ancestral Haitian roots to address issues like lead-poisoned water, financial instability, racism, and sexism on her latest album The Capitalist Blues. Leyla will be performing a full band show at the Atrium at Lincoln Center on April 4th. Leyla previously played at the Winter Jazz Fest in NYC, and will return to the New Orleans Jazz Fest for an appearance in May. Leyla also just completed her maiden voyage to SXSW. From Austin she taped an interview for NPR‘s All Things Considered, which just aired. She was deemed “a voice for the voiceless,” as well as one of the top acts to catch by the Austin Chronicle. Earlier this year, her album The Capitalist Blues was included in New York Times playlist, NPR Music.

NPRs World Cafe premiered the music video for the song ‘Money Is King’. She also performed on WNYC Soundcheck, sat down for Salon Q&A, and performed for World Cafe9. Leyla will also be performing the album live at New Orleans Jazz Festival next month, as she wraps up a worldwide tour. You can watch her perform “Money Is King

Along with her own album, Leyla is a member of critically acclaimed super group ‘Songs Of Our Native Daughters.’ The band is compromised of four black women McCalla, Allison Russell, Amythyst Kiah, and Rhiannon Giddens — re-writing and reclaiming the history of American folk music. The band has been featured in TIME, Rolling Stone, and the Washington Post, as well as a 5-star review in The Guardian.

RATCHETÓN Releases “Yo Se”

RATCHETÓN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “YO SE” TODAY

CALLATE” VIDEO OUT NOW

Today, buzzing bilingual Salvadoran artist Ratchetón releases his latest single “Yo Se” that is dancefloor ready, bringing back the traditional Reggaeton sound with a cumbia flavor from Texas producer and Latin Grammy nominee El Dusty, alongside Clips x Ahoy and Mariano Herrera. Ratchetón’s vocals float over the track as he sings to a past girlfriend “que conmigo estas bien feliz, ay ma, vente con migo” or “you know you were always happy with me, come over.” Last week at SXSW, Ratchetón and El Dusty premiered the song with live performances at Peligrosa House and the Mad Decent x AriZona “Good Gas” stage presented by super producer FKi 1st (Post Malone, Travis Scott, A.Chal) with performances also by Texas rappers 10k.Caash, G.U.N and Dro Fe.

Listen to “Yo Se”: HERE

RATCHETÓN hit the Latin music scene with his first single “Que Lo Que,” racking up over 350,000 streams and jumpstarting a growing fanbase. His follow up release “Callate” is a club anthem that brings a hip-hop bounce to his laid back Spanish flow.

RATCHETÓN was born in South Central Los Angeles and raised in East Hollywood around in a mixture of cultures and musical influences. Playing in bands growing up and then becoming involved in skateboarding culture, he always had an ear for music and an eye for visuals. When he met producer FKi 1st they set out to create a new sound dubbed “Ratchetón.” Carving out his own lane, he describes it as a fusion of current trap with traditional reggaeton mashed up in a fun, sexy, and of course ratchet way. Most importantly, these are bold international anthems that set him up for big things to come.

Currently RATCHETÓN is putting the finishing touches on his first album to be released May 2019.

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10.KCAASH: CREATOR OF THE WOAH DANCE

INTRODUCING 10.KCAASH: CREATOR OF THE WOAH DANCE RELEASES “ALOHA” FEATURING G.U.N.

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WATCH 10K.CAASH TAKE OVER SXSW 2019

“10k.Caash’s latest viral dance challenge is turning his song “Aloha” into a hit.” – Genius

“10k.Caash is helping ‘The Woah’ go viral and putting Texas dance rap on the map.” – Pitchfork

20 RAPPERS TO WATCH IN 2019

“10.K Caash is a prime example of what’s possible for a new rapper with good connections, great producers, and enough energy to turn the most popping Texas club inside out.” – Complex

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Bud Light Dive Bar Sessions

Last week, Bud Light closed out another epic SXSW showcase with their Bud Light Dive Bar Sessions. This is the 4th consecutive year Bud Light has had a presence as the showcase and the shows did not disappoint.

The two-night event on March 14 & 15 was filled with electrifying performances from Saint PHNX, Minke, Walker Lukens, Sam Fender, Dreezy, Abhi the Nomad, Ivy Sole, and Thutmose at the Nuevo Leon Lot in Austin, TX.

bülow Releases Video for Sweet Little Lies

BÜLOW RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SWEET LITTLE LIES” TODAY

WATCH HERE: http://youtu.be/K5R5FF1KKmw

SPECIAL SXSW PERFORMANCES PLANNED NEXT WEEK

Critically acclaimed German born pop iconoclast bülow releases the official music video for her new single “Sweet Little Lies” today via Republic Records / Wax Records/ Universal Music Canada. The video was shot on location by Armadillo Films in Orangeville Ontario whose rural setting provided an added element of intrigue and mystery to the catchy track that dropped late last month. Watch HERE. Listen HERE.

Commenting on the song and video concept that she envisioned, bülow remarked, “The song is light but has dark undertones. I wanted to show the contrast of your mind. Your imagination is so damn powerful, it can make you feel so good…but also be your worst enemy.”

bülow recently received four nominations for the 2019 JUNO Awards, including Pop Album of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year.  Ahead of performing at the 2019 JUNO Awards on March 17, music fans can catch her at SXSW in Austin, TX performing at the VEVO Showcase (March 12) & Neon Gold Official SXSW Showcase (March 13).

About bülow

bülow has previously released Damaged Vol. 1 & Damaged Vol. 2, each instantly resonated with critics and new fans alike.  Damaged Vol. 1 included “Like This Guy”, “Lines”, and fan favorite “Not A Love Song” which to date has clocked over 83 million streams and earned praise as “beautifully crafted” (NME), “pop genius” (Noisey), and a “star in the making” (Pigeon & Planes).  Damaged Vol. 2 included “You & Jennifer,“Honor Roll,” and buzzworthy “SAD AND BORED,” praised by PAPER as, “the perfect pop study in contrasts, and further confirms bülow as an artist to watch with razor-sharp wit to boot.” As well as HillyDilly calling her “one of the brightest new talents in pop.”  Last year also saw bülow release much buzzed about “Two Punks In Love” and embark on the road with Fickle Friends last Fall. A child of the globe, bülow has grown up in five countries including Canada, Germany, the UK, the US, and just recently finished high-school in The Netherlands. Although bülow has only just begun her musical journey with these recent releases, the music already stands tall as an impressive flag-bearer for things to come.

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