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GUT CALL
Perry and Pincus on the record. (6/26a)
U.K. MIDWEEKS: GLASTONBURY DRIVES SALES SURGE
Love that Radiohead tuning song. (6/26a)
NEW RELEASES: KHALED VS. DRAGONS (UPDATE)
Place your bets: It's a battle. (6/26a)
SIGNS OF NEW DRAKE (UPDATE)
He's still the man. (6/26a)
BL$$D ARE THE DEALMAKERS
Hot hip-hop producer inks with Team Marty. He's feeling pretty Jake. (6/26a)
NASHVILLE'S NEXT ERA
It's upon us.
PILOT-LESS JETS
How will they affect the industry?
WHERE'S THE GODDAMN PIZZA?
It should've been here a half hour ago.
AMAZON STREAMS IN
They've got more than diapers to deliver.
THE B-SIDE
VIDEO OF THE WEEK: "SUNRISE SUNSET"
6/15/17

Okay, sure, the video for Benny Cassette's "Sunrise Sunset" came out last week, but we discovered it this week and it was just too good not to spotlight. Look no further to check out the clip, which proudly oozes with Southern California vibes (thanks in large part to the vibrant MacArthur Park location, skater girls and blunts).

The cumbia-inspired banger is toe-tappingly infectious, and its balmy breeziness definitely makes the underdog a contender for song of the summer. "Sunrise Sunset" is the first single off Cassette's upcoming album, Broken Hearts & Dollar Signs, which is expected out this year via Warner

The self-published Cassette, who's new to the game as a solo performing artist, is well-known for his production and songwriting skills, having previously collaborated with Kanye West on Yeezus, as well as John Legend and Miguel.

BLAME IT ON A BOOGIE
6/15/17

Rapper, writer and producer A Boogie Wit da Hoodie's single "Drowning" is making waves at Soundcloud and Spotify. The track features bars from Kodak Black and rests at #4 on Soundcloud's Top 50 and #26 on Spotify's Top 100 with nearly 60m streams. The Bronx native debuted with his mixtape Artist in 2016, and it was soon named one of the Top 40 Rap Albums of the year by Rolling Stone.

"Drowning" is one of two 2017 releases (along with "Horses") off of The Fate of The Furious soundtrack, which also features Kodak Black and PNB Rock

A Boogie keeps trap current. Yes, his lyrics are hard, but the tracks are fluid and enriched with a musicality that doesn't need the hardness of the 808s, although it compliments them no less. "Drowning" goes down so easy you won't notice you're the one under water, the piano adding sombre mystique to a song about jewellery and showing out. It's not too new, but it's certainly picking up speed with streaming and is hopefully the precursor to a forthcoming full-length. Dive in below.  

 

SHARK WATCH
6/14/17

RCA’s Australia-bred newcomer Amy Shark—currently wrapping up her North American tour—made her L.A. debut this week, first hitting Bardot’s weekly School Night event on Monday, followed by The Echo on Tuesday.

Off her recently released Night Thinker EP, which dropped 4/21, she played "Drive You Mad," "Weekends" and "Blood Brothers" for the Echo crowd, and closed the show with single "Adore."

It’s also worth noting that the songstress—arguably in the same vein as Halsey, and equipped with quite the set of pipes—has an inspired cover of Eminem’s “Superman” in her arsenal, which is pretty kick-ass. According to HITS new girl Kenz Meadows (who was in attendance), “Spits on Girls,” a 2014 single (and the only other taste of music available on Spotify, aside from the EP), proved to be a mentionable standout.

Shark, who sold out NYC’s Mercury Lounge a week prior, still has gigs in San Francisco (6/16), Portland (6/27), Seattle (6/19) and Vancouver on deck. Catch her while you can, and click here for details.

FYI, the aforementioned “Adore” now boasts 19m+ streams on Spotify, where she has approximately 1.3m monthly listeners. The official music video, meanwhile, is at 3m+ views.

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