After three years since his last full-length album, CharlestheFirst returns with his third album, SOLUS. The body of work is a release through Label w/ No Name, which also hosts CharlestheFirst’s 2018 album, Ascent.

Across 13 tracks the album manages to remain cohesive while maintaining diversity in sounds and emotion. SOLUS features deep dub, psychedelic, glitchy, atmospheric and sometimes eerie bass, while expanding on the hip-hop influence found in previous CharlestheFirst works.

The low frequencies of deep dub are most prominent in “Foreboding Feeling,” featuring California-based producer Potions, who was also featured on the Ascent album. “Fleeting Memories” features dreamy and glitchy bass with subtle breakbeats and a healthy dose of bass in the latter half of the song.

But the true standouts from SOLUS are its R&B vocal-driven tracks like “Figured U Out” and “For Now.” This seems to be a natural progression for CharlestheFirst, … Read more

Eminem has released an animated music video for his new track ‘Tone Deaf’ – watch it below.

Taken from the rapper’s latest album, ‘Music To Be Murdered By — Side B’, the Luis Resto and Eminem-produced track hears him take aim at cancel culture while putting his controversial past on full display.

On the track’s chorus, Em raps: “I can’t understand a word you say (I’m tone-deaf)/ I think this way I prefer to stay (I’m tone-deaf)/ I won’t stop even when my hair turns grey (I’m tone-deaf)/ ‘Cause they won’t stop until they cancel me.

In the Randy Chriz-directed clip, a cartoon Em embarks on a crazy journey that includes a high-speed police chase. You can watch the video for ‘Tone Deaf’ below.

The new track arrives after a TikTok … Read more

Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo are back at it with their first Anti Up single since 2019.

From the dynamic superduo that brought us “Pizza,” “Hey Pablo,” “Concentrate” and “Right Now” comes an eclectic hybrid of disco and breakbeat presented as “Sensational.” The production fulfills the release of a highly-anticipated ID and signals a forthcoming Anti Up LP.

Getting into the production, “Sensational” champions the sounds of early dance music with a groove so real you almost reach out and touch it. Lake and Lorenzo achieve an analog feel, quenching our dance thirsty souls with the kind of raw, throwback energy heard in the 80s/90s. The track drives home its title with full-bodied vocal chants that spell it out by name — and “Sensational” is here to stay.

With this release, Anti Up regenerate their movement and we’re beyond excited to hear where the project takes us next.

Listen to … Read more

Evanescence have dropped a new single, ‘Better Without You’, lifted from their forthcoming studio album.

Released yesterday (March 5), the track is the third official single lifted from the band’s upcoming album, ‘The Bitter Truth’, due out March 26. Upon its release, it will mark the Arkansas rock outfit’s first album of all-new music in a decade.

‘Better Without You’ sees vocalist Amy Lee’s project a fierce performance of unapologetic independence on top of some gruelling guitar riffs.

Listen to it below:

The new single follows on from previous releases ‘Use My Voice’ with Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale and The Pretty RecklessTaylor Momsen among others, ‘Wasted On You’ which they performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and ‘Yeah Right’, released to coincide with the new album announcement.

Evanescence also announced a tour of the UK and Europe in support of ‘The Bitter Truth’, set to begin this September. … Read more

Though TIDAL retains its own fair share of dedicated users, it’s often left out of the larger conversation when talking about streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, even Amazon Music, Deezer, or YouTube Music. It possesses the highest quality music available on comparable streaming services, but it was launched a little too late and doesn’t have a large enough library to effectively court new users on the scale of other platforms.

Today, San Francisco-based financial services, merchant services aggregator, and mobile payment company Square has announced it plans to acquire a majority ownership stake in TIDAL. According to the press release announcing the plans, “Square expects to pay a mix of cash and stock of $297 million for a significant majority ownership stake, and existing artist shareholders will be the remaining stakeholders. TIDAL will operate independently within Square, alongside the Seller and Cash App ecosystems.”

Square, which also runs the … Read more