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One Liners: DMX, Saweetie, Megan Thee Stallion, more

By | Published on Friday 16 April 2021



Record industry collecting society PPL has donated another £75,000 to Stagehand’s COVID-19 Crew Relief Fund. “The pandemic has been an incredibly tough time for many, but it has also shown our industry at its best”, says PPL CEO Peter Leatham. “Stagehand, as well as other hardship funds, has brought the music community together to help those facing financial difficulties. PPL is proud to continue to support these funds. We hope this latest contribution to Stagehand will help crew and production workers while the live industry plans its return”.



Nine new independent artists have been chosen for the sixth year of Gilles Peterson’s Future Bubblers talent development scheme. They are: Victoria Jane, Ceeow, Nowsm, Seigfried Komidashi, Tadi The Great, Plumm, Jericho Noguera, Shirkers and Zenel. Find out more here.



A new DMX track has been released, a week after his death. ‘Been To War’ is set to feature in new TV series ‘Godfather Of Harlem’ and also features Swizz Beatz and French Montana.

Saweetie has released new track ‘Risky’, featuring Drakeo The Ruler. The track is taken from her ‘Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1’ EP, which is also out today.

Megan Thee Stallion has released the video for ‘Movie’ from her ‘Good News’ album.

Redman has released new track ’80 Barz’.

Alanis Morissette has released new song ‘I Miss The Band’, alongside a fundraising campaign for Backline. “Life in this industry can be incredibly isolating and difficult”, she says. “Backline provides a safe, private, and immediate place to go for help. Available for free to artists, managers, agents, crew, producers, labels, and their families, Backline programmes offer case management, support groups, and wellness programmes to meet the needs of this unique community”.

Pendulum have released new single ‘Come Alive’.

Fear Factory have released new singe ‘Disprutor’. The track is taken from upcoming album ‘Aggression Continuum’, the long-in-production album that features vocals from Burton C Bell, despite him quitting the band last year.

KO has released new track ‘What We Do’.

Daniel Avery has announced that he will release new album ‘Together In Static’. Here’s the first track from it, ‘Endless Hours’.

CupcakKe has released new single ‘Mosh Pit’.

Chet Faker has announced that he will release his first album for seven years, ‘Hotel Surrender’, on 16 Jul. “I think I used to see it as this plight, like I was on a crusade or this creative odyssey”, he says of his decision to revive the project. “Now I see that it’s more shamanistic. You’ve got to find some light – or sometimes dark, whatever’s right – and share it. I realised that was the heart of the Chet Faker project. And I felt like the world was hurting, so I thought, ‘I can do a small something to give people some joy'”. Here’s new single, ‘Whatever Tomorrow’.

Man On Man have released new single ‘It’s So Fun (To Be Gay)’.

Baby Queen has released new single ‘Dover Beach’. “I actually wrote the melody and lyrics of this song while I was sitting on the beach”, she says. “It’s about being infatuated with somebody and seeing them everywhere you look. I was kind of pissed that I went to look at the beach, all I could think about was this person, hence the lyric ‘you stole the view of Dover Beach'”.

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