TIZZY T. Drops New Single “Want You To Stay”
MDSK signee and rapper and producer Tizzy T dropped the new track “Want You To Stay” Featuring Jony J as part of the soundtrack for upcoming film ‘Youth,’ directed by renowned director Feng Xiaogang. “Want You To Stay” showcases the young prodigy’s handle on this generation’s hiphop culture, reinterpreting influences of 70s/80s China into expressive verses that resonate anywhere. Keep a look out for this jack-of-all-trades’ signature style to continue to make a global impact with plans to tour through 2018.
The New Yorker Shouts Out Habibi’s Baby’s All Right Sold Out Show
For their first headlining performance in four years, Habibi performed to a fired up sold-out crowd at Baby's All Right. Ahead of the show, The New Yorker shout out Habibi’s “Colgate-white glisten of sixties girl-group pop, with [an] uncensored edge of flower-gal liberation” in their “What We’re Listening to this Week” November column. The profile called the band’s music “what Lana Del Rey has always wanted to sing," setting a high bar for upcoming EP ‘Cardamom Garden,' out March 2nd of next year.
RE- TROS “Exceptional” Performance On Depeche Mode Tour
Re-TROS bring the dramatically engaging, textured synths of 2017s ‘Before the Applause’ to stadium audiences as main support for Depeche Mode’s European tour. Counteract Magazine called their UK performance “something exceptional,” adding to the band’s crossover appeal as one of China’s brightest rising stars across the globe.
MYSTERY LIGHTS are Touring in Europe In December
The Mystery Lights are back on tour in Europe, this time with UK dates supported by pals SLEAZE including a sold-out London show December 5th. The band's follow-up to Follow Me Home is in-process at Daptone's House of Soul studio, with a release date of mid-2018 slated.
COTILLON are Heading On First-Ever European Tour!
Cotillion brings his latest LP and “grander, psych-rock indebted composition” (the 405) ’The Afternoons’ to Europe on his first-ever European tour. The nine-dates run across Switzerland, Italy, and France and include a stop at Nantes' experimental rock-fueled Soy Festival, as well as support dates for Sub-Pop mainstay Chad Vangaalen. Head over to agnès b. to read more about it, and catch a glimpse of Jordan Corso’s sonically and visually striking, ever expanding horizons.
BRIAN HILL receives Stellar L.A. Record Review + i-D Feature And Purple Diary Pictures
Brian Hill premiered his 70s-inspired debut full-length ‘And the Noh Starrs’ via LA Record this summer, who called the album “agile and artful… smart sharp and potent music.” During the band’s celebratory residency at the Bootleg Theatre in LA, the charismatic frontman who is “total split personality Bowie and Lou Reed” (What Youth) captivated crowds, with Purple capturing backstage moments with these trendy purveyors of a modern day no-wave scene. i-D Magazine also loves Brian, dubbing him “the blue-haired ringleader of New York’s coolest music experiment” with “the Noh Starrs' unique alchemy resulting in a sound all its own” in a full-length feature and photoshoot. Re-live these moments below and see how Brian Hill is carving a niche for himself in the experimental, downtown community.
CALVIN LOVE Makes It Big In China
Calvin Love brought the “lush, buoyant pop compositions” (Consequence of Sound) of his 2017 ‘ECDYSIS’ EP to a live setting spanning several dates across China, which included headlining the Young Blood stage at Shanghai’s Strawberry Festival. Love’s lo-fi, classic songwriting accumulated him new fans across the country, proving his magnetic compositions translate universally to welcome reception.
POW POW FAMILY BAND Release First Single
Modern Sky welcomes Pow Pow Family Band to the label roster, with the woozy pop psychedelics of “Rather Better Song” providing an endearing introduction to the quirky collective. The track has earned them a co-sign from Indie Shuffle, who says the group is “coming in with a bang” with their "distinct classic influence a la T-Rex and Sweet... What's not to like?” Immerse yourself in the quietly addictive debut track, and look for full-length ‘All Right’ due out January 19th, 2018
红花会 HHH is China’s Biggest Sensation!
Already a sensation in China, 6-piece Hip-Hop crew and recent MDSK signees 红花会 HHH took their high energy, subversive performance on the road this month, making their American debut as a major draw at Modern Sky’s sold out LA and NYC festivals before stopping off for shows across the nation in Phoenix, Boston, and Chicago. Having made a substantial mark in their home country with their debut on popular reality TV show ‘The Rap of China,' 红花会 HHH are hotly tipped to be the next best musical export continuing to command the notice of crowds everywhere.
HYUKOH Sells Out North American Tour Including Irving Plaza (NYC) & The Mayan (LA)
Riding on the unprecedented success of South Korean #1 single “Comes and Goes," HYUKOH’s vintage dream pop sound sold out nearly every market on their first-ever North American tour, which included dates at NYC’s Irving Plaza, Boston’s Middle East, and the Mayan in Los Angeles. Lead singer Hyuk Oh was also recently profiled in Vogue, who called him a “compelling figure” that “breaks the mold”. Take a look at the whole feature below, which includes a fashion spread highlighting the breakout star’s unique sense of style.
Re-TROS Announce Tour Support For Depeche Mode
Fresh off the post-punk soundscapes and genre-bending electronics of sophomore full-length 'Before The Applause,' which was featured as Bandcamp's Album of The Day and applauded for its "outright beautiful exultance," Re-TROS have been handpicked to directly support Depeche Mode's on the band’s upcoming Fall European Tour. Read excerpts of the record's glowing reviews below!
MODERN SKY FESTIVALS Sold-Out in NYC And LA!
Modern Sky Festival 2017 proved it has staying power in the USA, selling out 5500k+ venues in both its fourth NYC edition and the landmark debut of the festival in LA. The festival offered a sampling of Modern Sky’s artist roster and other asian sensations, where Edison Chen, XTX, Ma Di 马頔, A Si 阿肆, 혁오 HYUKOH, Re-TROS, 红花会 HHH, 9m88, Calvin Love, The Molochs, Cotillon, and Brian Hill and The Noh Starrs offered an innovative blend of Eastern and Western musical influences, playing highly anticipated sets. Head over to LA Weekly to read more about the rapid world expansion of the festival series. See you next year!