grabbitz

Grabbitz Digs Up My Chemical Romance Cover From When He Was 12 & It’s So Adorable

With the news of My Chemical Romance and Rage Against The Machine both reuniting in the span of just 24 hours, emotions are running high right now. Between the emo and punk crowds, 2020 is looking strong already. For Grabbitz, it was an opportunity to dig up a real gem from nearly 15 years ago.


Back in 2005, “Helena” from My Chemical Romance was their huge single, and young Grabbitz, aged just 12 years old, recorded a beautiful cover of it.

It’s a wonder that he even still has it, going on 14 years later. But you can already tell that he was destined for his current career. Check out this incredibly adorable and wildly good cover of “Helena” below! Find his current music on Spotify here.

Read More

Continue reading »
KANDY Releases Latest Crossover Single, "Let Me Down," via Thrive Music

KANDY Releases Latest Crossover Single, “Let Me Down,” via Thrive Music

KANDY just released his latest crossover single today on Thrive Music, coined “Let Me Down.”


Starting with a sound and vocals that evoke a memory of early ’00s R&B, it quickly jumps into a driving rhythm with a bouncy house beat. It’s this sort of natural crossover that makes KANDY stand out from his peers who aren’t nearly as adept at blending pop and house.

Of course, this is just the latest of KANDY’s tunes to make a splash, as his biggest single to date “Keeping Secrets,” also via Thrive Music, topped the Billboard charts at #33.

Check out “Let Me Down” below and help get it even higher!

Read More

Continue reading »
New Artist Profile: Kirrah Amosa Examines the Balance Between Bravery and Self Care in 'Undefeated'

New Artist Profile: Kirrah Amosa Examines the Balance Between Bravery and Self Care in ‘Undefeated’

Fans of musical theatre may already know Kirrah Amosa, the Aussie songstress who has performed in a gallery of well-known musicals including Wicked, for which she won two awards. Her pop pedigree has also strengthened as the performed with the likes of Rita Ora, Adam Lambert and Rob Thomas. She released her debut EP Trials in 2018 to critical acclaim and fans fell in love with her honest lyrics paired with funky musical style. She also famously appeared on The Voice Australia this past year, but that didn’t exactly go to plan.


After a round of particularly harsh feedback from The Voice judges, Amosa left the stage visibly upset but in her mind that’s not where the problem was. After the episode aired, she faced a barrage of hate and bullying on social media. Suddenly quite early on in her pop career, Amosa had to deal with an artist’s worst fear: hate and criticism that attacked her character, not just her music.

Amosa’s first single after the The Voice debacle was entitled “Nothing On Me” and it was a direct reply to the feedback storm, containing clips from the contentious episode as well as part of a radio interview where she explained how The Voice actually works and expressing her gratitude for the fans and artists who supported her. The lyrics are scathing and the single was clearly a catharsis for Amosa.

Amosa’s newest single “Undefeated” sees her returning to her more introspective yet powerful vocals and also a lot

Read More Continue reading »
JKXO Puts A Mellow Spin On Synthwave

JKXO Puts A Mellow Spin On Synthwave


Some tracks can remind you of a wild night out, a devastating breakup, or a mellow jam sesh, but JKXO’s new single “R!DE,” started with some good old fashion weeknight insomnia. A newcomer on the scene, JKXO showcases the best of his multi-instrumentalist skillset and combines it with a personalized blend of indie, R&B, synthwave, and nu disco. His debut track is a hands down testament to this, as “R!DE” nails all the aspects of this vibe with a tranquil top line gracing a sleepy synth section, all the while being held together with a fluid, yet sturdy percussive element. Needless to say after hearing “R!DE”, that this is an artist you want to keep you eyes and ears on!

Read More

Continue reading »
galantis

Listen To Galantis’ New Song With Dolly Parton & Mr Probz, “Faith,” Out Now

After announcing their collaboration with Dolly Parton and Mr Probz, “Faith,” last week, Galantis have finally released their new single and it’s available to listen now!


Of course, Dolly Parton is the real headline here. The legendary singer with hits like “Jolene” and “9 to 5” makes her EDM debut with Galantis on this perfect, feel-good tune that fits her style perfectly. The little vocal embellishments atop the cheery synths make this one of the brightest songs that the Swedish duo have ever released.

“I was on the phone with a Christian (Karlsson), talking about a song called ‘Faith’ and an album called
‘Church’,” said Dolly Parton of how the collaboration came to be. “I knew I was in the right place.”

(Buy: Tickets to upcoming Galantis shows)

Watch the official music video for “Faith” below!

 

Photo via Erik Melvin

Read More

Continue reading »
Edwin Klift Launches Latest Electronic Pop Smash, 'Getaway'

Edwin Klift Launches Latest Electronic Pop Smash, ‘Getaway’

Edwin Klift has been really making a name for himself in the electronic and pop world. Breaking a signature sound which blends together clean pop with electronic foundations and always oozing melody. Today, we have the privilege to share his latest single, ‘Getaway’. Enjoy layers of smooth layers of synths, uplifting energy and a crisp top line encouraging us to escape those winter days and have a one day getaway. Excited to continue to bring you updates on this talented Norwegian producer.


Read More

Continue reading »
major lazer

Major Lazer & Khalid Team Up For New Song On ‘Death Stranding’ Video Game Soundtrack

Major Lazer x Khalid release new track “Trigger” today, the latest offering from the upcoming DEATH STRANDING: Timefall soundtrack, featuring original music inspired by the upcoming PS4 game. Earlier this month it was announced that RCA Records has partnered with Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) to release the soundtrack on November 7th, pre order is available now.


The track features a soft, soothing melody that sets itself apart from the usual raucous tone of Major Lazer’s typical fare. With Khalid in the mix, “Trigger” receives a deeper story and meaning that also ties into the video game.

Check out the lyric video below.

Death Stranding: Timefall track list:

1. “Trigger” Major Lazer & Khalid
2. “Ghost” Au/Ra & Alan Walker
3. “Death Stranding” Chvrches
4. “Yellow Box” The Neighbourhood
5. “Meanwhile…In Genova” The S.L.P.
6. “Ludens” Bring Me the Horizon
7. “Born In The Slumber” Flora Cash
8. “Sing To Me” MISSIO

Read More

Continue reading »
Gryffin Breaks Down His Debut Album 'Gravity' Track by Track [MUST LISTEN]

Gryffin Breaks Down His Debut Album ‘Gravity’ Track by Track [MUST LISTEN]

At long last, Gryffin’s debut album Gravity is finally here! Though fans have already heard a fair portion of the songs thanks to the Gravity Pt 1 EP that dropped earlier this year, plus a couple more choice singles thereafter, there are still plenty of surprises in store.


We invited Gryffin to break down the album track by track and explain what each means, why it is where it is in the tracklist, the experience working with the vocalist, or whatever else he had to say!

Play the album here and read along below.

(Buy: Tickets to upcoming Gryffin shows)

Intro

I wanted to create an Intro to the album that felt big, emotional, and expansive to really embody the Gravity concept. This was incredibly fun to create because I was able to collaborate with an incredible composer, Max Aruj, and also recorded and tracked my own vocals on this record.

Gryffin & Slander – All You Need To Know (ft. Calle Lehmann)

I fell in love with “All You Need To Know” the first time I heard the demo because it sounded like a nostalgic dance anthem that evoked days of when Swedish House Mafia and Avicii were breaking onto the scene. It was such a fun record to make, channeling those uplifting, nostalgic vibes of that era but giving it an updated spin that felt true to the Gryffin sound. Bringing SLANDER onto the track was an incredible experience as well and it’s been amazing seeing the

Read More Continue reading »
fox stevenson

Fox Stevenson Impresses With A Boyish Charm On Debut Album, “Killjoy”

Fox Stevenson’s debut album Killjoy has had one of the more subtle rollouts of 2019, but it will end up being one of the strongest albums all year with its infectious melodies, unique production styles, and endless amounts of fun.


One of my biggest issues with drum n bass or dubstep albums, or bass albums in general, is that so many of them are focused on making the hardest bangers, the hardest bass, the snappiest snares. In doing so, a lot of the time, they forget that this music should be fun beyond all else, and that’s where Fox Stevenson excels. It’s hard to tell whether it’s his particular production style, with filters on his own vocals and bass, or the tempo of the music, or some other unknown element or everything all together, but Killjoy absolutely doesn’t live up to its namesake as it is just pure joy in every sense of the word.

It’s hard to think of another album without any features that has had so much of a true album vibe. Pioneers like Robert Delong and Big Data come to mind, but no one so firmly rooted in the EDM world as Fox. With his brilliant combination of pop lyrics and melodies with drum n bass tempos, this is by far one of the most unparalleled listening experiences of the year.

The album begins with “Out My Head,” which is hardly an electronic dance music track except for the fact that it was produced electronically by

Read More Continue reading »
Matthew Schultz

Your EDM Premiere: Matthew Schultz – Turn Me Up

The undoubtedly talented Matthew Schultz is back for more this week and has a new single just out. He originally started his music career as the guitarist in Chris Daughtry’s band, and since then has gone on to develop his songwriting, vocal and production skills.


This week’s release is a collaboration with Gyptian, and takes the smooth form of ‘Turn Me Up.’ It’s not the first time Schultz has worked with the reggae singer, and their ‘Promises For Keeps’ and ‘All Night Long’ have racked up millions of streams.

‘Turn Me Up’ is a languid listen with bags of charisma oozing through. Synth layers and dancehall-inspired percussion mean that this track grooves from the speakers with eye-catching appeal. Evoking endless Friday feelings, be sure to turn up this one on the stream below.

Read More

Continue reading »
madeon

Madeon Reveals New Song From Forthcoming Album, “Be Fine”

The Good Faith roll out continues today with Madeon’s new single, “Be Fine.” Further distancing himself from early singles like “The City” and “Finale” and embracing his new style first featured on Adventure, Madeon presents a softer, sultry side to his music.


“Be Fine” is impossibly easy to listen to over and over again. I’ve probably had it on repeat for 30 or more minutes while writing this review. It’s effortless. Madeon’s voice glides over the production with the deftness of a Cirque du Soleil performer, and with the backing choir, this is truly an uplifting listening experience.

Madeon says of the track, “It’s a song that I wrote about joy, but sometimes joy is dangerous. Sometimes joy comes from the wrong place and being fine can mean different things. That I can understand from my own experience and mental health challenges. If but whatever you hear when you listen to it is fine too. If you listen to it and see it as a celebration of joy, that’s great, that’s what I want you to hear too, and if you listen to it and hear something else that’s very valued.”

Listen to “Be Fine” below. The Good Faith Live tour will kick off on October 30, more info HERE.

Madeon – Be Fine [Lyrics]

Today the world is gonna do me right
The sun is rising in my head
Until I just cannot believe my eyes
And you tell me it’s another phase
Does it matter if

Read More Continue reading »
1 2