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Matthew Progress drops new single Doc Neville and announces debut album

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Matthew Progress, the Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist has released his socially provocative new single “Doc Neville” and announced his forthcoming debut full lengthalbum God Made Dirt. Written during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, “Doc Neville” is an ode to the behaviors and social habits it induced – with a particular focus on those done in solitude. Anchored by a warped and woozy trap sonic helmed by Dan Only (River Tibera l l i e), the track features additional production from Gray Rowan (Charlotte Day WilsonJonah Yano) who brings bedroom pop elements as it builds into an emphatic crescendo. 

Featuring a gripping and multi-syllabic delivery, Progress manipulates his limber and dexterous flow to ruminate on corporate dictatorship, corruption and conspiracy theories. Continuing what has long been a staple and signature in his work, the track also draws influence from a wide range of references. Citing Stanley Rubrick’s film Eyes Wide Shut, surrealist paintings from Spanish artist Salvador Dalí and the music of Dutch-Iranian artist Sevdaliza, Matthew says:

“The song was written during the first major lockdown. The days were long and repetitive and the evening news narrative was fishy. I was focusing heavily on training, nutrition and mental health maintenance – while anticipating a dystopic future. At the time I had been watching Eyes Wide Shut a lot, staring at Dali’s The Temptation of Saint Anthony, and listening to Sevdeliza’s Human Nature on repeat (hence the references in the chorus)”.

The unveiling of “Doc Neville”arrives alongside news thatMatthew’s full length debut album God Made Dirt on the Pirates Blend recordlabelwill hit streaming services and digital retailers on November 24th. Composed of nine tracks, the project isa lyric-forward multi-genre mosaic that toggles between abstract Hip-Hop, punk, electronica, trap and psychedelic influences. The entire album has been produced in collaboration with Dan Only.

Through an apocalyptic end-of-days lens “God Made Dirt”explores the internal human dialogue between the divine and the primal self. On this intuitive journey through an ominous and gritty dimension – Earth 2023 – Progress rejects doctrine and fully embraces human complexity. He invites listeners to align with ancestors in the cosmos, resist authoritarianism, prepare for inevitable violence, claim sexual liberation while celebrating death and decay. God Made Dirt will mark Matthew Progress’ first project since his 2018 EP Slumber Magic War, which was home to standout track ‘Sip Test’ and earned critical plaudits from VICE/Noisey and Complex. Heavily influenced by surrealism, nihilism and pan-Africanist ideals,Progress’ musical endeavors began in 2014 with his debut project Night.Rhetoric. Le fog, an avante-garde track oscillating between deep house, grime, and electro-funk, would follow in 2017, premiering on The Fader. The project’s lead single “Gen Pop”, a valiantly genre-less and poignant treatise on existential dread, and communal degradation was released last month, and quickly gained support from COLORS, and UK DJ’s Mary Anne Hobbs and Jamz Supernova who both played it on their respective BBC Radio 6 Music shows.

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TheyWantNick Reveals New Single “Need Your Love”

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Rising Jersey rapper TheyWantNick reveals single “Need Your Love.” A smooth love rap ballad done right is always a favorite among music lovers and Nick does it very well with his latest drop.

With every listen you get a summer type vibe and that’s very much appreciated. Nick provides music that invigorates and make people feel every emotion among their character.

Overall he’s an artist to watch out for coming out of New Jersey. Listen below.

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LunchMoney Lewis Follows Up With New Single “Rain Or Shine”

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Still riding “High” off his recent collaboration with Dylan Chambers and ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ GRAMMY win for Lil Durk’s “All My Life” featuring J. Cole earlier this year, Miami musician LunchMoney Lewis delivers “Rain or Shine.” Co-produced by JulianBeatz & BRIANXWHITE, “Rain or Shine” is a record about believing things will get better even when everything feels hopeless. In current times where there is so much pain in the world, Lewis wrote the Hip-Hop / R&B-influenced track to help us overcome life’s hurdles with love.

“In light of everything going on in the world, I’ve been in a very tough place creatively about what I wanna write about. Seeing so many innocent lives taken pushed me to make something that gives people hope in some fashion, rain or shine. We will continue to push love and love only, even in the face of darkness,” states the talented triple threat about the inspiration behind his latest leak.

Best known for his work with Dr. Luke as a producer, LunchMoney Lewis first broke into wide recognition as a rapper after appearing on the song “Trini Dem Girls” from Nicki Minaj’s 2014 album ‘The Pinkprint.’ He also co-wrote Jessie J’s single “Burnin’ Up” from her album ‘Sweet Talker,’ and Fifth Harmony’s single “Bo$$” from the album ‘Reflection.’ In 2015, he released his debut single as a solo artist, “Bills”, which peaked at 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number one on the ARIA Charts.

Stream “Rain or Shine” after the jump via Lunchbox Records and watch the official music video for “High” | HERE.

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Bella Dose Drops New Single “Auga”

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After kicking off the US dates for their ‘L-Pop’ tour powered by Live Nation in San Diego at The House of Blues over the weekend, Bella Dose cools things down with a new Nitido en el Nintendo & Clayton Williamonce produced single appropriately titled “Agua.” The Florida native quartet once again enlisted the starpower of Shakira who added to the visibility of the release by joining them in a collaborative post on Instagram where they recreated their viral choreography to the GRAMMY Award-winning artist’s Cardi B assisted cut “Puntería.”

In an exclusive press statement to Medium Creative Agency about how the track was born, the Miami musicians revealed: “We made this song in about three hours, right before our San Francisco show while on tour. We wanted to make a fun, upbeat song that mixed our American and Latin culture; hence the Merengue and EDM fusion.”

Bella Dose, which consists of Brianna Leah Curiel, Melany Vanessa Rivera, Jennifer Hernandez, and Thais Rodriguez, is the world’s first bilingual, Latin girl-group. Originating in MIA, all four members sing, dance, and write in both English and Spanish. The girls embody many Latin flavors with heritages from Cuba, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Chile. They’re ready to take on the world with their charisma, chemistry, and passion for the art of music.

Stay hydrated as they continue their hot streak by pressing play on “Agua” below via International Hub Records / EMPIRE and buy tickets to the ‘L-Pop‘ tour in a city near you | HERE.

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