New Music Video: Down – Marian Hill

MARIAN HILL have arrived. The multi-talented duo made up of Jeremy Lloyd (music/lyrics/production) and Samantha Gongol (music/lyrics/vocals) have just dropped the mesmerising, must-see visuals for their smash track ‘Down’ which features on Apple’s new TV campaign for iPhone 7 & AirPods and they recently took to Jimmy Fallon for a stomping performance.

MARIAN HILL shift the classic paradigm of a woman on a stage and a man with a piano to a woman on a mic and a man with a laptop. Tempting paradox with a blend of blues and bass, acoustic and digital, classic and modern, the duo’s full-length debut ‘Act One’ and ‘Down’ have both caused huge waves since their release. Currently No. 19 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and recently one of pop radio’s most added songs in the US, ‘Down’ entered the Top 20 of Spotify’s global Viral Chart, reached No. 1 on Shazam in the US and Canada and No. 5 on Shazam’s worldwide chart. Garnering praise from the likes of The FADER, Wonderland, The 405 and Beats 1, the duo have taken their one of a kind sound and live offering to SXSW this week.

Two years ago Sam and Jeremy wrote and recorded ‘Whisky’ during spring break in Jeremy’s parents’ basement. When they released it for free on Soundcloud later that summer it was the only song they’d written for the project, and in a little over a year’s time they had recorded their first EP in a bedroom, amassed millions of plays on various platforms, sold out shows across the US and featured in high-profile commercials.

Debut album ‘Act One’ released last year – with a physical release scheduled for March 24th – takes you on a journey through the complexities of modern relationships, with each song inhabiting a specific and charged relationship lyrically, melodically, and sonically. ‘I Know Why’ constantly transforms and reinvent itself as the vocals grapple with a secret while ‘Mistaken’ is the hardest of sax trap with a classic songwriting backbone. ‘Same Thing’ is the saddest part of the album, a haunting ballad depicting serene resignation of a doomed relationship, but castanets rise from the ashes as ‘I Want You’ closes out the night in a pure moment of optimistic electricity, a glance across a crowded room that changes everything.

Check out the video to their epic release, ‘Down.’

New Music Video: Competition – Rayed R

RAYED R (formerly known as Ray Rizzle) is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of his debut EP In Due Time by dropping the video to his new single, Competition, shot by Organized Visuals. The Alabama emcee is preparing both a mixtape and an album for 2016 as well as hitting the stage at SXSW this month.

New Track! Trickle Trickle – Kill J

Trickle Trickle Kill J

Following the overwhelming success of  You’re Good But I’m Better, which topped the Hype Machine chart at no.1, Danish experimental alt-pop sensation KIll J hopes to bring the same success with her new single, Trickle Trickle.

Drawing on the soundscapes of previous efforts, Propaganda and You’re Good But I’m Better, the three-and-a-half minute production takes on a more fragile and vulnerable feel. Though a more emotionally expressive piece that sees KILL J reveal a tender side to her distinctive charisma, the track’s punchy bass and expertly layered echoing vocals are still unmistakable.

Named ‘Band of the Week’ by The Guardian newspaper, KIll J has already gained a legion of fans, whilst receiving airplay from the likes of Huw Stephens and Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, Mamiko Motto on NTS Radio and even a spin on Beats1. Armed with her latest release, she only looks set to further her position as one of Denmark’s most exciting exports: a reputation that will be cemented when she plays SXSW this year.

Trickle Trickle will form part of her debut EP, Quasi, set for release in March 2015.

 

New Music Video: Dead Prez – Dillon Cooper (Ft. A LA $OLE)

DILLON COOPER has dropped the music video to his cover of Jay-Z’s classic, Dead Presidents. The latest release is coming his mixtape XXX

The Brooklyn upcomer is currently supporting MODSUN on his national US tour and will also be performing at SXSW next month.

 

It’s only been three years since WILL INSPIRE entered the hip-hop game… and already he’s made a HUGE impact. The conscious upriser performed at SXSW 2 years straight, headlined numerous music festivals, and opened up for hip-hop heavyweight, Kendrick Lamar.

Now WILL INSPIRE took the next big step and released his first full-length project, Empty Pockets,  which features inspiring and  sit-up-and-take-note lyrics over mainly super-smooth, 90s-inspired chilled hip-hop beats. Definitely worth the attention.

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