Today, Alex Frankel (Holy Ghost!) releases his Still Got It EP with two remixes by France’s Breakbot (La Fiesta Remix and Club des Vedettes Remix), a Choices Remix and the instrumental version of the single. Earlier Alex Frankel shared the video for “Still Got It”, an anthem for embracing the next step whatever it may be, all out now on CASUAL / Ed Banger. Alex celebrates everybody’s return to the dancefloor with a wildly fun video that finds him dancing outside some of France’s iconic dance clubs and reveling in front of party flyers. The video was directed by Pierre Dixsaut and François Prost. The photos of French club exteriors featured in the video were pulled from Prost’s book After Party. He teamed up with motion designer Dixsaut to turn them into the dance party on the streets the video invites us to join.

“Still Got It” is a glimpse into Alex’s world as he works towards a full length in 2022.

“Still Got It” finds joy in resilience and celebrates the personal spark each of us has that fortifies our optimism even in hardship. It’s a quick glance back while dancing into the future that invites everyone, “Let’s have a toast to staying young as we get old”. The song plays with some of the hallmarks of classic 80s pop and reimagines them for this moment, with a wave of euphoria that keeps rising as it builds from just Alex’s voice to a choral arrangement performed by the East Coast Inspirational Singers choir.

The Breakbot remix of “Still Got It” (Breakbot Club des Vedettes Remix) was shared by Adult Swim Singles as part of their 2021 program, and puts a playful and synthy spin on the single. The rework, by French electronic mainstay Breakbot, is especially fitting as the original single marked Alex’s initial release for Ed Banger, rendering him the first American signee to the legendary European label. Listen to it here. Alex also shared a celebratory new DJ mix last week on Magnetic Magazine to kick off the summer with his blend of house, funk and disco. Choices is a project from renowned producer/songwriter/DJ Vaughn Oliver (Oliver / UTern) and designer Ryland Blackinton.

Alex says of the songs origins, “I played the demo for Thibaut ( Breakbot) one night at Bernie’s Restaurant while we were outside on a smoke break  (back when, you know… people still ate dinner out) and on the spot he demanded we go try it on the audience at his gig that night. The response was great and after that, I knew I had to finish it. I called the East Coast Inspirational Singers, my favorite gospel group in NYC and they came by to help me get it there.”

Alex Frankel first emerged as one half of beloved NYC duo Holy Ghost! whose hybrid of synth pop, disco, and a range of electronic music made them an international dancefloor and festival staple. Along with their own albums and EPs for DFA and West End, the group have been in demand remixers sought out by their peers like LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, and Cut Copy. Alex has also done remixes for US Girls, Naeem, Neon Indian and Moby.

CASUAL is the new label founded by Jen Pearce, CEO of music licensing and consulting company Low Profile and Justin Spindler, CEO of Out of Office Management. The label was founded with the mission of releasing singles with a timeless appeal and creating bespoke campaigns for each release far beyond the release date.https://www.instagram.com/alexfrankelnyc/
LISTEN: ALEX FRANKEL – MAGNETIC MIX

Heather Walton

Born in California, Heather Walton is a singer-songwriter who grew up in the most authentic essence of the American culture and musical tradition.

Heather about her new single “I Wanna Know”:
‘I want to know more about the possibilities of the purest human emotion… love. This is the basis of the track. It’s an anthem for the world, but especially dreamers. About a big ideal based on one’s innermost desires and feelings that have a deep meaning in the most passionate way. It’s about overcoming boundaries and quest for light. My hope for “I Wanna Know” is that it will spark the listener to analyze their deepest desires on the subject of love, and then strive to reach new heights in their relationships, emotions, fantasies, and dreams. Love is the highest of all values after all.’

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Crystal McGrath

Canadian country-pop artist Crystal McGrath releases empowering new single “About A Boy.” The single is now available on all digital streaming platforms.

In her new single, About a Boy, Crystal McGrath blends a pop drum beat with a traditional country backing band to create a sound that is wholly her own. Like a chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream cone, About a Boy blends two very different musical flavors into something that any music fan will enjoy. Crystal McGrath’s voice only adds to the musical beauty of this track. With a timbre that sounds something like a mix of Miranda Lambert and Trisha Yearwood, McGrath’s voice is just as unique and wonderful as the instrumentation on About a Boy. Another standout element of About a Boy is the lyrics. McGrath asks the question, “Why is it always about a boy?” This line can have so many different meanings to so many different people. Why do female protagonists always have to be chasing after “Mr. Perfect?” Why are most country songs sung by women about the men that they love, have cheated on them, or got away? Why is it assumed that the man will alter a woman’s life in some unexplainable way? All of these questions are up to the listener to decide as About a Boy takes the listener on a musical journey. Crystal McGrath’s About a Boy is an exceptional song written by an exceptional artist with crossover appeal that will make both pop and country fans fall in love with About a Boy after just one listen. About a Boy’s tight pop drumbeat mixed with the sounds of electric guitars, pedal steels, and banjos makes it an instant classic in both the worlds of pop and country music.

 

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Don Die$el

New Music from Baltimore‘s Indie Musical Magnate, Don Die$el. With his new visual for “Add It Up” produced by the young up and coming beat-maker, Troy the Great, Die$el doesn’t disappoint with the presentation.

Set in black in white and shot on location by NYC/DMV videographer/photographer Fly Gotti Visuals in West Baltimore for authenticity and the classic vibe it exhudes, Die$el’s new single “Add It Up” has lyrics that exhibit complex rhyming schemes, multiple interlocking flows.

The strength and surety of a seasoned artist’s tone on a popping, bass heavy track engineered by Above Ground Studio’s RIAA Certified Platinum Engineer, Nate Middleman solidifies the dynamic and fulfills yet another check-box requirement of a hip hop legend on the rise. Don Die$el delivers yet again, with another street banger for the masses: ADD IT UP!

 

THE BRAVE FACES

THE BRAVE FACES are an indie/post-punk band from Brighton, UK.

They recorded their debut singles, ‘In the Dark’ and ‘Lots of Nights Out’, in Eastbourne with Dave Lynch (Toploader, Jake Bugg, The Magic Numbers), with mastering by Pete Maher (Pixies, U2, Nick Cave). The band create their own artwork and music videos.

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MR.GEORGIA

Born and raised in the SOUTH, in EATONTON, GEORGIA, also known as “PIMP CITY”. Growing up in the South MR.GEORGIA was influenced by a lot of southern rappers such as n, GOODIE MOB, MASTER P, UGK,n and THREE SIX MAFIA. He was also influenced by a lot of non southern rappers such as 2PoAC, B.I.G., JAY-Z and CAMRON. Music has been apart of his life ever since he heard CRISS CROSS “JUMP”. As he got older music started to become more and more of an escape. “I was able to escape any and everything I was going through” says MR.GEORGIA. MR.GEORGIA started rapping when he was 14, and ever since then he hasn’t look back. He will tell you that he’s what the rap game what it needs, something new, raw, and original content.

 

Artie Customs

My name is Martell Minter, born & raised in Cleveland, OH. My stage name is Artie Customs (thinking about dropping the customs part, might make that a fan involvement thing in the near future). But I’ve been making or inspired to make music since I was about 16-17 years old! No training, no lessons, no singing classes which I’m sure most can hear but I make it work how I make it work. My style is my style, possible influences but I can’t really say I sound close to anyone specific.

Sio J.

This project is being ran by Galactic Entertainment. Sio J. hired Galactic Entertainment and the GLE Team to manage his amazing artwork. We strive to make it to the top, and show the world what music is all about.

Galactic Entertainment is proud to introduce one of many songs by Sio J. (Jesse Siordia).

Official audio for “I Been” by Sio J.

Lyrics by: Jesse Siordia

Prod by: Malloy