Marcus Machado Sticking To His Guns On New Single "I Can't Loose"

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℗ 2018 Purpose Music Group / NIA Music Distribution LLC

Marcus Machado is back with a brand new single, “I Can’t Lose,” feat. Jermaine Holmes. 

The young electrified gun slinger released his first single of 2018 and it’s the cornerstone track off an impressive musical score for the independent film, “Blue Diamonds,” directed by Patrick House. The film was recently selected to be featured at the Hip Hop Film Festival in New York City next month.

A rising guitarist whose been sought with critical acclaim and prestige, Marcus Machado has become one of the most respected young guitarist in the industry. Amongst his works, Machado has worked with both contemporary soul and jazz artists such as Robert Glasper, Anderson.Paak, D'Angelo, Lalah Hathaway and Living Colour. 

On his latest single, Machado comes in with a bluesy sound that riffs with confidence, attitude and survival. The song is ripe with electrified jazzy elements that gorgeously wraps around a classic soulful vocal by Jermaine Holmes. One of the lead vocalists from D'Angelo's renowned touring outfit, The Vanguard, Holmes gives, "I Can't Lose," an authentic R&B feel that's bold, commanding and soothingly elegant. His defiantly loose singing and decadent melodies are inviting and keeps listeners at attention while enjoying this gem of a record.

Machado's long awaited single is a must listen and a great addition to anyone's weekly playlist. 

"I Can't Lose" is out now on all digital and streaming platforms.

 

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All Year Summer Releases Third Single of 2018 With "Magenta/Winter Rain"

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℗ 2018 All Year Summer Records

All Year Summer dropping their third single, "Megenta/Winter Rain," last month with one heck of a way to kick off the summer season.

AYS's new track comes with a vibed-out beat, lyrical precision and a groovy hook that’s perfect for cold brews, lazy beach days and a lil of that Mary Jane.

The Bronx duo have been building up their sky miles these days with recent trips to sunny LA and the gorgeous mountains of Medellin while prepping you guys up for more chill music and superb visuals.

Listen to Megenta/Winter Rain on their SoundCloud below and add to your summer playlist!

88Rising New Single & Visual - "Midsummer Madness"

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℗ 2018 88Rising Records / 12Tone Music, LLC

With already over a million streams this week, Asian international media outfit/label, 88rising, released their debut single, ‘Midsummer Madness,’ since rebranding from their #CXSHXNLY name.

The new and improved label filled with emerging viral artists such as Rich Brian, the Mandarian-speaking trap set, Higher Brothers, Joji and other Asian-born artists in the hip-hop space have been touring the Far East and the U.S. in 2018 leading up and circling around the release of their new record.

With a rebellious catchy hook, smooth vibe and inviting melodies, this track is a great addition to your summer weekend playlist!

 

Midsummer Madness ft. Joji, Rich Brian, Higher Brothers. Prod. by August Grant & Brian Imanuel.

Fly By Midnight Gives New York The Feels at Mercury Lounge

 
 Justin Bryte (left) & Justin Salvo (right) performing live at Mercury Lounge. Photo courtesy of Sergio Carrasco.

Justin Bryte (left) & Justin Salvo (right) performing live at Mercury Lounge. Photo courtesy of Sergio Carrasco.

Fly By Midnight performed at Mercury Lounge last week after a prolonged absence from their native New York City. The indie-retro pop sensation, known for their charm, unique vocals and infectious hooks, packed-out the legendary LES venue with screaming fans as they performed covers and songs from their compilation album “New York Nostalgia.”

The Staten Island duo have had a successful 2018 so far, coming off the heels of a successful college tour, the release of their break-up song, ‘Just Say It” (on Valentines Day we might add) and a compilation album of previously released singles back in March. Recently, Fly By Midnight was one of the first artists to be voted solely by their fans to perform at this year’s Firefly Music Festival in July.

 Justin Salvo with emotion on stage at Mercury Lounge. Photo courtesy of Sergio Carrasco.

Justin Salvo with emotion on stage at Mercury Lounge. Photo courtesy of Sergio Carrasco.

Fly By Midnight opened their headliner with two unreleased tracks on Wednesday that showcased the duos groovy basslines, gushy harmonies and retro-pop elements that blossomed perfectly with Fly By’s seductive vocals.

 Fly By Midnight crooning underneath the lights. Photo courtesy of Sergio Carrasco.

Fly By Midnight crooning underneath the lights. Photo courtesy of Sergio Carrasco.

We were trilled to watch Fly By Midnight perform “All The Feels,” which they performed that morning at Billboard Studios. Their performance highlighted some of Fly By Midnight’s best traits with stellar production, sex appeal and a two-step basslines that had Mercury Lounge grooving the night away.

Their performances to “Vinyl” and “Just Say It” displayed Fly By’s resilient stage presence that exemplified their strong fan engagement and humble approach within their music. We sang along harmoniously and clapped to the beat, as Fly By put on an anthem-esque style performance on, “Vinyl,” under Mercury’s flashing lights. On “Just Say It,” the band jammed out with commanding, yet sensual vocals, strong guitar licks and a powerful drum set that kept the audiences hands in the air.

Official break up song visual for "Just Say It" by Fly By Midnight.

Along with amazing renditions to Michelle Branch’s “Everywhere” and The Beatle’s timeless hit “Hey Jude,” Fly By Midnight closed out their set with their chart-topping track, “Vibe” ending the night with an explosively rich performance with alluring melodies and a breezy summery feel that lit up the crowd.

 Justin Bryte on stage at Mercury Lounge. Photo courtesy of Sergio Carrasco.

Justin Bryte on stage at Mercury Lounge. Photo courtesy of Sergio Carrasco.

 Fly By Midnight crouching in front of the crowd at Mercury Lounge. Photo courtesy of Sergio Carrasco.

Fly By Midnight crouching in front of the crowd at Mercury Lounge. Photo courtesy of Sergio Carrasco.

With their consistent fan engagement, unique music style and charming on-stage presence, it’s no wonder why Fly By Midnight is an emerging band that has rippled across the indie-pop landscape. With sold out shows in colleges and universities across the country, Fly By is slowly transitioning on becoming one of the larger names in the independent space.

 Fly By Midnight playing live at Mercury Lounge. Photo courtesy of Sergio Carrasco.

Fly By Midnight playing live at Mercury Lounge. Photo courtesy of Sergio Carrasco.

Through their savvy use of social media, post-show presence and approachability the band has forged their path towards creating a growing and trending brand that strikes the hearts of their young fanbase.

Catch Fly By Midnight at a city near you and add their new single, “All The Feels,” to your playlist this week!

 Fly By Midnight on stage at Mercury Lounge. Photo courtesy of Sergio Carrasco.

Fly By Midnight on stage at Mercury Lounge. Photo courtesy of Sergio Carrasco.

 

Jackie Venson Releases New Song/Visual 'Only Have You'

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℗ 2018 Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson released the visual to her new song, 'Only Have You,' this week ahead of her New York performance at Rockwood Music Hall this Wednesday 05/02/18.

Jackie's new song is a savvy composition that's wonderfully crafted with a summery 80's vibe and cutting-edge guitar play.

Jackie's breezy vocals are illustrated in full force here, coupled with a gravitating synth, that draws Jackie's guitar licks out with soulful precision.

Jackie Venson - (Official Music Video) - ‘Only Have You.’ Directed by Megan Cardwell.

Directed by Megan Cardwell, the video highlights Jackie's emotional pain as she is unable to be with her lover for one last week. She fills that void with a dream of them being together one more time.

Make sure to watch the music video and add, 'One Have You,' to your playlist today.

Jackie will be performing at Rockwood Music Hall on Wednesday 05/02/2018. Show starts at 7pm with pre-sale tickets still available.

 

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American Pinup Ravels On Their New EP - 'Get Better'

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℗ 2018 American Pinup - Get Better

Yonker’s very own American Pinup released their new EP, “Get Better,” in April and the 4-piece record has had us hooked for the past several weeks - especially off the heels of their album release party at Barney McNabb’s. 

The album is another testimony to the band’s explosive indie-rock sound that simmers perfectly with strong melodies, in-depth compositions and electrifying command that showcases American Pinup’s punk-rock swag.

The band will be on a nation-wide tour this year as they kicked off their anchor date in front of a packed-house at McNabbs.

Check out their Get Better 2018 on the dates below. Make sure to catch AP in your town!

“Get Better” is available now on all digital streaming services.

 

04.30 Fly Honey - Albuquerque, NM
05.01 Green Room - Flagstaff, AZ
05.02 The Garth - Las Vegas, NV
05.04 Blacklight District - Long Beach, CA
05.05 Shea’s Tavern - Reno, NV
05.06 924 Gilman - Berkeley, CA
05.08 Lombard Pub - Portland, OR
05.09 Funhouse - Seattle, WA
05.10 The Viking - Spokane, WA
05.11 Haufbrau - Bozeman, MT
05.12 Seventh Circle - Denver, CO
05.13 Triple Nickel - Colorado Springs, CO
05.14 Gillie's - Kearney, NE
05.15 Duffy's - Lincoln, NE
05.16 Quenchers - Chicago, IL
05.17 Buzzbin - Canton, OH
05.18 McGarvey's - Altoona, PA
05.19 Chocolate & Wine Fest - Montrose, PA
05.20 The Fire - Philadelphia, PA

 

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Jackie Venson Releases New Visual/Single - 'Don't Lie to Me'

 Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson released the visual/single to her new song, ‘Don’t Lie to Me,’ earlier this month. 

Jackie has continued to wow us with her electrifying guitar licks, simmering melodies and down-to-earth persona since we witnessed her performance at Rockwood Music Hall in December. 

On, ‘Don’t Lie to Me,’ Venson tears apart the pain of her lover’s betrayal through a lyrical illustration of honesty, humility, but most importantly - healing - by overcoming her lover’s disloyalty. Her powerful storytelling fueled with heart-break authority and the willingness to overcome provides her listeners with a roaring guitar play that symbolizes the artist’s most enduring points.

Along with a island vibe and good ol rock ‘n’ roll, Jackie’s thrashing guitar riffs and touching melodies truly makes this song one of our favorites for April.

Watch the visual below and add, 'Don't Lie to Me,' to your playlist today. You catch Jackie in NYC during her residency at Rockwood Music Hall. Jackie we'll be performing live on Wednesdays, 05/02/2018 and 05/09/2018.

 

Unique and Distinctive Flows Blossom on Young Thug's Latest Singles

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℗ 2018 300 Entertainment/Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International, Inc. for the world outside the United States. A Warner Music Group Company 

Atlanta’s very own and fashion icon, Young Thug, posted up with Nicki MinajLil Uzi Vert and 21 Savage this month with the release of three new songs under the “Hear No Evil” singles. 

On, ‘Anybody,’ Thugger’s unique and distinctive quirkiness teamed alongside the sensual flows and seductively raw lyrics of Nicki Minaj. On, ‘Up,’ Lil Uzi Vert and Thugger’s quirkiness bring on another trap record perfect for ATL’s most sexiest and provocative strip joints. 21 Savage on, ‘Now,’ illustrates his lyrical ferocity and ruthlessness as he complimented quite well on Thugger’s third track of the set. 

These singles have certainly made our playlist over the weekend. Add to yours today!

 

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