Terry Jones ft. Dashius Clay – “Solo En Verano”

Terry Jones

Today is a great day to share the new Terry Jones single, featuring Dashius Clay, called “Solo En Verano.” On this rap and dance-infused track, Terry Jones makes the most of his moment on a song about overcoming betrayal. Dashius Clay and Terry Jones partnered up for this song, as well as for a full EP called The Bebop Summer EP, that is now on streaming services. When speaking on the collaboration, Terry Jones shared, “I had been a fan of Dashius for many years so when we worked together on “They Call Me El Guapo.” I had the idea of making a full summer pack EP with him. A triangle of what I feel are international sounds of summer music. Latin Rap, Afrobeats/Afro-Fusion and Dance/House type music. Xyber Beats sent us so much to work with. While I was in the studio a friend FRZY walked in, an Emmy winning Guinness World record holder. He heard what I was working on, he had some ideas for background vocals and arrangements with me. Once it was recorded we sent it to Dashius and he loved it and put down a phenomenal verse as always. I’m excited for people to experience this project as a whole.” I was also able to catch up with Terry Jones for a brief interview below.

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Best Case – “Heavy Seas” (Video Premiere)

Best Case

Today I’m so excited to introduce everyone to a new band, called Best Case, who are releasing their debut single and video for “Heavy Seas.” The band is Ben Cato (former drummer of The Dangerous Summer) and Michael Robbins, and their debut full-length record will be released this July. The band shared, ”Heavy Seas’ is a deeply personal song about the experience of loss and that immediate gut reaction. We wanted the song to have an energetic and uplifting tone to celebrate what once was while also being honest about the reality of losing someone. The music video really captures these emotions. As our first single, we think it’s a great introduction to Best Case and we can’t wait for people to hear the rest of the album in July.” If you’re enjoying the latest single and video, please consider supporting this band here.

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ICQ to Shutdown

Michael Kan, writing for PCMag:

On Friday, the ICQ website posted a simple message: “ICQ will stop working from June 26.” It now recommends users migrate to the messaging platforms from VK, the Russian social media company that acquired ICQ from AOL in 2010, but under a different corporate name. 

It’s an unceremonious end for a software program that helped kick off instant messaging on PCs in the 1990s. ICQ, which stands for “I Seek You,” was originally developed at an Israeli company called Mirabilis before AOL bought it in 1998 for $407 million.

ICQ and AOL Instant Messenger. Those were the days.

SOLAK – “Untitled Cowboy” (Video Premiere)

SOLAK

Today I’m so excited to introduce everyone to a new Indie Lo-Fi artist, SOLAK, who will be releasing his debut single called “Untitled Cowboy” to all streaming services tomorrow. On this heartfelt song and video that showcases the depth of SOLAK’s sound, that fits somewhere in the realm of artists like Elliott Smith and Jack Johnson, SOLAK quickly cements himself as a key artist to watch. When speaking on his ability to write everything himself, this artist shared, “I still write on my own, and I obviously set some boundaries. But within that framework, the musicians are given the freedom to add their own personality. I enjoy that myself when I’m playing for someone else.” If you’re enjoying the new track, please consider pre-ordering his debut LP, Atlas, here. I was also able to catch up with this new artist for a brief interview below.

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