Maya Killtron Gets ‘Fired Up’ With Brand New Single

Multi-faceted artist MAYA KILLTRON returns in 2020 with 80’s funk inspired single  ‘Fired Up’, her follow up to 2019’s ‘Never Dance Alone’.

The Toronto based singer, violinist and DJ now finds herself at home in modern boogie and funk full of lush strings, horns and big vocals.

‘Fired Up’ forms part of her new EP via her own record label, Never Dance Alone Records.

Check it out below…

Oxlade Releases New Single ‘Away’ Ahead of EP ‘Oxygene’

Set to cause serious waves across not only the Nigerian and African music scenes but the international music industry at large, with his infectious, signature Afro-fusion sound, Nigerian-born OXLADE has released his new single ‘Away’, taken from his forthcoming debut EP ‘Oxygene’ out this Friday (27th March).

The melodic, Spax-produced track ‘Away’ sees Oxlade building on the major buzz he has been causing since the release of his first single ‘Shugar’ in 2018 – and a slew of top notch solo tracks and collaborations – and gives fans a taster of the upcoming project which will offer a formal introduction to the talents of the exciting Lagos-based musician. With a mix of Afrobeat, Hip-Hop, R&B and Country influences, Oxlade’s distinctive, soulful vocals and mesmerising songwriting and storytelling, is backed-up with production from some of Nigeria’s top class producers, ‘Oxygene’ is set to be a must-listen EP.

Speaking on the forthcoming ‘Oxygene’ EP, Oxlade said: “Music is the air that I breathe, which is why I’ve named the EP ‘Oxygene’. With the play on words with Oxy’ being my nickname and the biological ‘gene’, I’m letting out a part of myself to the world which contains love, consciousness and pain.”

Check out Oxlade’s ‘Away’ below…

Drew Makes Noise With Head-Rushing Single, ‘Satellite’

Aiming to bring an emotional rollercoaster of scatterbrained fun with the melodies of pop and dance music to 2020, UK born and bred musician DREW MAKES NOISE released his debut solo single, ‘Satellite’, via One Inch Punch.

Opening with bold lyrics expressing high expectations, ‘Satellite’ reveals the impressive vocal range Drew Makes Noise has to offer. Taking a cheerful approach, his latest offering features boisterous electronic synthesizers to bring forth a youthful exuberance, conjuring up memories of hot summer days filled with pure, unadulterated fun.

While performing with the Ed Zealous band, Drew Makes Noise supported the likes of Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club and Maximo Park. The Ed Zealous band was featured in CLASH Magazine and received a fair amount of air play with Phil Taggart on BBC Radio 1. Belfast based musician, Drew Makes Noise has received support from Gemma Bradley on BBC  ATL Introducing and Aine Cronin-MCartney on BBC ATL Introducing. Ed Zealous performed at the Glastonbury Festival, on the BBC Introducing Stage, and the NEMO Music Showcase and Conference.

This one will sure brighten up your day; have a listen to Drew Makes Noise’s ‘Satellite’.

Electro Duo Humans Drops Dancefloor Number, ‘Beggin’

Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq – aka HUMANS – have recently dropped their brand new track, ‘Beggin’, an upbeat, danceable electro-pop track with a groove-driven bassline and catchy hooks.

Since their 2018 appearance on the blog with video for track, ‘Sip It’, the Canadian indie-electronic duo have been focusing on performance and production styles of both the past and present, and have consistently impressed audiophiles with their technical and compositional skills. Their latest LP ‘Going Late’, released late 2019, features Grammy-winning producer Carlos De La Garza on album track ‘Still About You’ as well as So Loki for vocals on the track ‘RUN’.

Check out the video for ‘Beggin’ below…

Snotty Nose Rez Kids Gets ‘Real Deadly’ In New Single, Ahead Of EP + Tour

Haisla Nation hip-hop duo, SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS (SNRK), have recently announced their new EP, ‘Born Deadly’, set for release 3rd April. To offer some favour of the forthcoming EP, the guys have dropped a blazing a video for lead single, ‘Real Deadly’, which features the pair posing as scientists, experimenting with substances that are proven to be real deadly!

Discussing the lead single, Real Deadly, Quinton “Yung Trybez” Nyce and Darren “Young D” Metz state, “We like to refer to things that are dope as real deadly. We wrote this song about feeling strong and confident in who we are as people and artists and want that to transfer to the listener. Much in the way that our track, Boujee Natives, spoke to the richness of indigenous fashion, style, culture, and identity, we want ‘Real Deadly’ to be a positive affirming song. A lot of the music we wrote for this EP was inspired by the energy we feel at our shows. The tracks are ‘turn up’ tracks and we intended for fans to not only hear them on record, but at our live shows too.”

Video clip of SNRK

Hailing from Kitimat, BC, SNRK formed in 2016 and released back-to-back albums in 2017 – their self-titled debut in January, and ‘The Average Savage’ in September. The latter earned the duo Best Hip Hop Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards, landed them on the 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List which earned them a 2019 JUNO Award nomination for Best Indigenous Music Album. The group toured heavily in Canada with select appearances in the U.S. and Australia. They quickly gained notoriety for their energetic, inspiring and thought-provoking shows.

There’ll be no rest for these snotty nose kids as they are set to perform at SXSW in Austin, TX before heading out on their first ever U.S. headlining tour, kicking off April 12 in Portland, OR and wrapping up on June 13 in Detroit, MI. Visit their website for dates.

For now, why not check out the video for ‘Real Deadly.’