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Afta Hill Drops New Single "Vibin"

Afta Hill's songwriting follows traditional pop music, with catchy hooks and melodies to infiltrate the listeners psyche, while also displaying laser focus in his verses. Tehranto, his forthcoming new record, tackles life's extremes as an early 20-year-old in the 2010s. Themes of self-identity, mental illness, isolation, love, lust, perseverance, and pride are explored in…


Added by Gabrielle Laviolette on September 30, 2020 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Send Madelline a "late night text"

Originally hailing from Connecticut, Madelline is an artist based out of Montreal. Ahead of her upcoming EP, NOISE COMPLAINT, Madelline has shared a new single about deserving more than the minimum effort from someone. "late night text" starts out somber and builds to a catchy…


Added by Gabrielle Laviolette on September 24, 2020 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Silk Tonic Reflect on the "Things You Said"

Two childhood friends that have been playing music together for as long as they can remember, Silk Tonic is an indie-pop band from the outskirts of Montreal composed of multi-instrumentalists Matthew Brouillet (vocals/drums) and Mark Hodges (guitar/bass). Their purpose is to share their love for music in the hopes that it will bring to others the same joy it brings them. …


Added by Gabrielle Laviolette on September 15, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Listen to "Thru The Phone," Merōn's Debut Single

Originally from Colorado, Merōn has been gaining a reputation as a songwriter in LA writing songs for artists such as The Chainsmokers, Galantis, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, and more. Now stepping into the spotlight as an artist, Merōn's debut single "Thru The Phone," an interpolation of Soulja Boy's "Kiss Me Thru The Phone," is officially available on all streaming platforms now.…


Added by Gabrielle Laviolette on August 13, 2020 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Joey Stylez Teams Up With Northern Cree on "You Driving Me Crazy (Indian Girl)"

Ever since Joey Stylez crossed paths with the legendary pow wow drum group, Northern Cree, he wanted to collaborate with them. They are the very best of the best when it comes to traditional drum groups.

On the new single, "You Driving Me Crazy (Indian Girl)," they wanted to make something that could mend…


Added by Gabrielle Laviolette on June 30, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Langston Francis Warns Not to "Waste My Time"

Toronto-based rising star Langston Francis has released his new single, "Waste My Time," off his forthcoming sophomore EP Self-Titled, set for release later this year.

The infectious lead single was written by Langston with multi-platinum selling songwriter Neil Ormandy (James…


Added by Gabrielle Laviolette on June 11, 2020 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Anjulie Shares "FUYL" Off Forthcoming Album

Anjulie is an Indo Guyanese platinum selling Juno-Award winning recording artist from Toronto, ON, who has penned songs for Kelly Clarkson and Nicki Minaj and collaborated with artists like KSHMR and Natalia Lafourcade. She's written for…


Added by Gabrielle Laviolette on May 29, 2020 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Watch Rushden & Diamonds' Animated Visuals for "Who's Best" (ft. Rozz Dyliams)

Rushden & Diamonds first got their start writing rhymes and making beats while digging in the crates of 1980’s r&b and royal orchestral music. 2020 (Redux) is a fully remixed / remastered official sequel to the duo’s critically acclaimed conceptual hip-hop album 2010. Featured artists on 2020…


Added by Gabrielle Laviolette on May 26, 2020 at 10:51am — No Comments

Mikoh Basks in the "Afterglow" on New Single

Mikoh is Gabrielle Larocque, a French-Canadian singer, songwriter and producer. Inspired by acts that vary from Grimes, The Weeknd, and Linkin Park, she creates hypnotizing sonic textures shaped by a lifelong classical training in music. Her arrangements are evocative, hypnagogic and reflective, springing forth from her mind in the wake of a tumultuous…


Added by Gabrielle Laviolette on May 10, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Hear Rozette's Hot New Track "Bite"

Rozette has been sharing her big, powerful and technically masterful voice across North America for the past decade. Rozette’s upcoming EP combines and unleashes her #sorrynotsorry, empowering, feminist spirit like none of her previous work. 


Rozette's new single, "Bite," is an empowering, quirky pop track highlighting her soulful…


Added by Gabrielle Laviolette on April 29, 2020 at 2:15pm — No Comments

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