Slyvester’s “I Need Somebody To Love Tonight” has a remix from UK duo Psychemagik. The song was released today on what would have been the late dance music icon’s 71st birthday. Sylvester’s reign as a pioneering LGBTQ artist in the ’70s and ’80s opened doors for other artists and produced classics like “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real),” “Over and Over” and “Dance (Disco Heat).” He was one of the few dance music artists able to transcend the stigma of being a disposable singer for nightclubs and earned the respect of people like Patti LaBelle. He was called the Queen Of Disco and was the subject of an episode of Unsung, the 2014 Off-Broadway Musical, Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical. The remix of “I Need Somebody To Love Tonight” appears on the recently released For Discos Only: Indie Dance Music From Fantasy & Vanguard Records (1976-1981) box set and will be offered on vinyl December 7th.
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Phony Ppl’s new single “Way Too Far” dives into the subject of doing too much for a lover and losing your own peace in the process. Frontman Elbee Thrie explains,
“This song captures that eureka moment: realizing that you’ve been going way over the top for a while now just to make sure somebody else remains content.. and sustaining that feeling for them is draining the life out of you. you may not know what it is yet, but something’s definitely gotta change.”
The dreamy tune comes with the announcement of the quintet’s next album, mō’zā-ik which has a release date of October 19th. It’s been three years since the Brooklyn band emerged with their debut album, Yesterday’s Tomorrow. “Way Too Far” is the second song to be heard from the new album, last month they released the video for “Before You Get A Boyfriend.”
On Tuesday Noname shared the song titles for her forthcoming Room 25 on Twitter. She wrote that “the homies” would be featured on the new music. The Chicago rapper made her debut with Telefone in 2016 and fans have been eagerly waiting for the return of her voice. No release date was added to the tracklisting but there is hope for the release of Room 25 by the end of 2018.
— Noname (@noname) September 4, 2018
MASUMI makes her introduction as a new artist with the video for her single “Run Baby, Run.” The singer-songwriter survived the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in her native Japan and that experience influenced her to pursue a career in music. She soon moved to Los Angeles and started working on her dream with a variety of behind the scenes veterans. “Run Baby, Run” is about another life-changing moment as she explains,
“In 2016, I received a life-changing offer to be managed by a prestigious management team in Tokyo, Japan. I decided to walk away from this career-defining moment and chose to remain in the states to explore possibilities that were more aligned with the artist I wanted to grow into. But that brought a long depression and self-doubt. I was confused if I made the right choice. A stranger popped in my life during that time and left me a message to “live with urgency” because “time is running out”. It was my 2nd awakening since the earthquake.”
The video for “Run Baby, Run” was directed by Loic Zimmerman and uses an Astronaut to represent the person that gave MASUMI motivation. According to her, the storyline is ultimately about surviving discord and moving forward with life.