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Chow Mane music artist
Chow Mane gets freaky with alien abduction on new single/video “What’s My Name”

Chow Mane is back with another cheeky-as-hell interstellar banger with his new single and video for “What’s My Name.” One that flips the iconic Benny Benassi hit “Satisfaction” and turns its shuddering, electronica-grinding bass into a pulsating frenzy. Teaming up with Japanese producer Zuma and San Diego singer/songwriter and rapper Dane Amar, “What’s My Name” […]

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boylife at El CID by Asha Moné
boylife Packs Out El Cid at First Homecoming Performance

With a debut album filled with lyrics straight from his journal writings, last Thursday was an alluring show of Ryan Yoo aka boylife’s openness to his audience. Selling out his first hometown show in Los Angeles, at El Cid in East Hollywood, fans came to show love in swarms. But I must be honest, the […]

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Audrey Nuna Deb Never
Audrey Nuna and Deb Never hype each other up on their “chump change” singles

A collision of rising stars — Audrey Nuna and Deb Never have joined forces on a new collaborative set of singles titled chump change. But contrary to its name the two songs the duo recorded are anything but a dime a dozen. Nuna and Never flex their fiery bars on both tracks, from bass-thrummer “sardines” […]

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Milli 2022
Milli Drops Delicious New Single ”Mango Sticky Rice”

Thai artist Milli has dropped her newest single ”Mango Sticky Rice.” At just a minute and a half long, “Mango Sticky Rice” packs quite a punch. Its hypnotic, lightning quick pace is relentless and very punk, with layering electronic sounds racing to keep up with Milli’s spitfire lyrics. Playful and on point, the lyrics range […]

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Star2 2022
Star2 Drops Brand New Single and Music Video “Big Bands” Featuring $tupid Young

Blending rap, pop, hip hop and R&B, Asian-American rapper Star2 uses this collision of sound as the backdrop for lyrics that blur the line between reality and art. Coming from a refugee camp in Thailand, and having grown up in an inner-city neighborhood after immigrating to the United States, the young artist distills his experiences […]

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CHAI 2022
CHAI Celebrate Love and Life with New Single “Surprise”

Colorful, whimsical and with a whole lot of spunk, Japanese band CHAI have dazzled fans with their carefree music and silly, upbeat music videos and live performances. Their most recent single ”Surprise” follows suit, capturing that oh so special feeling of getting what you want or feeling an overwhelming amount of love that you can’t […]

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Joker's Hand
Premiere: Joker’s Hand are here to voice your rage in new video for “All-American Rage”

If you haven’t yet given a listen to Joker’s Hand and their debut album All-American Rage here’s a friendly reminder you’re missing out on a touchstone of pop-punk, hip-hop bombast. Straight out of Torrance, CA duo Kevin Kawano and Matthew Lau boast an untouchably incendiary sound that they use to take aim at economic inequities […]

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Lyrics Born
New Lyrics Born Album is a Free Flowing Channel of Collaboration, Knowledge and Experience

Underground progressive rapper Tsutomu Shimura, better known as Lyrics Born, has released his latest album, Mobile Homies Season 1, inspired by his feel-good podcast of the same name where the Japan-born, Bay Area artist interviews rappers, DJs, emcees and other luminaries in the hip hop game. His new album features longstanding heavy hitters formative to […]

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Pabllo Vittar’s New Single ”Follow Me” Featuring Rina Sawayama Is High Energy Bliss — Los Angeles tour dates at Fonda Theatre

  With a fierce, ravenous energy and glamorous delivery, Brazilian activist, singer-songwriter, world-renowned drag queen and cross-cultural icon Pabllo Vittar’s new single ”Follow Me,” featuring British-Japanese pop artist Rina Sawayama, is a layered, texture-rich anthem for feeling empowered and having fun while doing so. Dancing your troubles away has long since been a recurring theme in music […]

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Hana Vu Releases Haunting New EP “Parking Lot” — LA headline gig at Moroccan Lounge

Los Angeles-based artist Hana Vu drops her latest EP, Parking Lot (out via Ghostly), a slow spinning, haunting collection of six tracks slated to chill you straight to the bone. Featuring two new singles and four live versions of previously released songs, the EP follows last year’s full-length release from Vu, Public Storage. Parking Lot […]

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Beyond LA: The glitzy NYC trio Say She She build a bridge to the past with debut single “Forget Me Not”

With the release of their debut single, “Forget Me Not,” New York City trio Say She She build a bridge to the past with their musical style, while the tune’s theme cements the band firmly in ideals of the present. Stepping backwards into the glitzy era of disco, soul and Studio 54 ”Forget Me Not” […]

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yeule
yeule teases new album Glitch Princess with new dance track “Too Dead Inside”

With the imminent release of their second album Glitch Princess next month, yeule has unveiled another of its dark electronic incantations with the new single “Too Dead Inside.” Produced alongside Danny L. Harle, the song mingles yeule’s gripping lyricism with exuberant jungle beats to create a dance track that’s hauntingly compelling. On “Too Dead Inside” […]

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Wallice at the Moroccan Lounge by Steven Ward
Wallice dazzles Moroccan Lounge with her coming-of-age indie-pop at first headlining show

It was a night of sparkled belts, bedazzled cowboy hats, and unabashed coming-of-age anthems for Wallice’s first headlining gig of her career as a musician at the Moroccan Lounge on Tuesday night. And with the way the 22-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist dazzled the crowd with her eviscerating indie-pop ditties about growing-up a Gen Z kid, […]

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