Diesel – Ride

2022 marks the 30th anniversary of Diesel’s first solo record, Hepfidelity. Featuring the hit singles ‘Tip Of My Tongue’, ‘Man Alive’ and more, the record was a huge success on release – it reached #1 on the ARIA charts and stayed there for 4 weeks, and won the ARIA Award for Album Of The Year.

To celebrate the momentous anniversary, Diesel has uncovered 10 unreleased tracks from the era that were recorded around the world. This transforms the original 11-track record into a double album, which will be pressed in full on vinyl for the first time ever.

Fans can stream the new track ‘Ride’ now and pre-order the full double-album on vinyl.

Out August 5.

BIO

Born in Fall River Massachusetts, the youngest of seven children from a saxophone-playing tech technician father and a mother in nursing, Mark Lizotte aka DIESEL grew up in Australia and in the U.S.

He formed the band ‘Johnny Diesel & The Injectors’ in 1986 from remnants of a previous band before embarking on a solo career in 1991. Diesel recently celebrated 30 years “off the bus” landing in Sydney in 1987 after a 3-day bus journey across Australia, launching into 9 shows per week – and the rest, as they say, is history.

With over thirty-five singles, multiple number 1 albums, 6 ARIA awards and a million records sold, DIESEL is a journeyman of music. With blues music in his DNA, an influence largely from his father’s record collection, DIESEL has blended styles to come up with a truly unique sound, punctuated with his distinct guitar playing and vocals.

Tom Curtain – Why We Live Out Here

Two-time Golden Guitar winner Tom Curtain is back with the brand-new track, ‘Why We Live Out Here’. The rousing ode to life on the land is the first single to be lifted from his forthcoming fifth studio album.

“It’s the way of life, country atmosphere / That’s why we live, why we live out here,” sings Curtain in the brand-new track. The love letter to rural living certainly hits the ground running; a booming drum beat tangled in soaring guitars creates the backdrop for what is sure to become an outback anthem.

Although, the joyous tune was born out of struggle. “The people out here in the bush have been smashed over the last few years with some pretty life changing events, with the extreme drought, bushfires, the floods to name a few,” says Curtain with a solemn tongue. “I heard a few people say, ‘why would anyone want to live out there’, and so I thought it could be a great topic to expand on and explain why people love it out here. There’s no denying times can be incredibly tough on the land but there are definitely some cracking reasons to spend your life in the heat and dust.”

The NT native co-wrote ‘Why We Live Out Here’ with his good friend (and accomplished songwriter in his own right), Matt Scullion, and Australian country music legend, Garth Porter. “Matt was travelling the country and dropped into Katherine in the NT on a Sunday afternoon,” divulges Curtain. “I mentioned the idea of writing a song and his eyes lit up, so we gave it a crack, and nearly had it finished before he was on his way again.”

Garth Porter would be the man to produce the new single. Having worked with countless big names, like Lee Kernaghan, James Blundell, Gina Jefferies, Sara Storer and so many more, Curtain knew the song was in more-than-capable hands. It was within the storied walls of Porter’s Rancom St Studios that Curtain and Scullion’s draft found its final legs. “The recording process was amazing,” recalls Curtain. “You have this idea of what the song sounds like and then when all the musicians begin to play the whole song comes to life and it just feels totally mind blowing.”

Curtain doesn’t just perform country music – he lives and breathes it. After discovering his passion for songwriting, while working in the stock-camp of Mt Sanford Station, NT, he released his first album, Smack Bang, in 2004. He toured with some of Australia’s biggest – Sara Storer, The Sunny Cowgirls – but eventually stepped away from music to establish his business and support his young family.

When he finally returned in 2017 (a decade later), with his third album, Territory Time, it was to many accolades. The album debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Albums charts, while his duet with Luke O’Shea, ‘Never Never Land’, scooped up two Golden Guitar awards for CMC Video Clip of the Year and Toyota Heritage Song of the Year. But it didn’t stop there. Curtain also won the prestigious Australian Independent Artist of the Year at the 2018 Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards in Mildura, together with Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.

Curtain now splits his time between his music and the Katherine Outback Experience – an outback show that he says, “combines the training of working dogs, wild horses, infused with a little country music”. KOE is operated by Curtain in Katherine, NT from April to the end of October, then for the summer, he hits the road. “The last 5 years we have toured for 6 months over the summer, right around the country performing to a lot of different crowds in amazing towns and venues. We head off again on the East Coast Tour in October, heading to Cairns and down the coast to Victoria.”

Tom Curtain’s ‘Why We Live Out Here’ regales us with the simple pleasures found in rural living. Its direct message is beautifully communicated through Australian imagery, reminding us of Curtain’s unquestionable authenticity. It’s clear this much loved and awarded, singer-songwriter still has some of his best work ahead of him.

Alesso & Zara Larsson – Words

Today, boundary-breaking dance artist and producer Alesso joins forces with pop phenomenon Zara Larsson for a majestic new single called “Words.” Out now via 10:22PM / Astralwerks, “Words” is accompanied by a high-concept and wildly dazzling video.

An undeniable triumph from the two Swedish powerhouses, “Words” is written by the global superstars along with Karen Poole (Kylie Minogue) and recent Brit-award winning songstress Becky Hill. The song merges Alesso’s dynamic sound design with a magnetic vocal performance from Zara. With its dizzying yet immaculately arranged layers of beats, the high-energy track takes on a thrilling intensity as Zara confesses to a certain fear of vulnerability in love (from the massively catchy chorus: “I got the words ‘I love you’ sitting on the tip of my tongue”). All glossy hooks and unbridled emotion, “Words” ultimately arrives as an unstoppable anthem for owning your fear and following your heart.

Directed by Jason Lester (a filmmaker/photographer known for his work with artists like Julia Michaels and Lauv), the video for “Words” finds Zara as a goddess in gold and white among statues from the past. As the mystical visual unfolds, Alesso soon emerges in a shadowy yet neon-lit industrial space. Shot on film and elegantly evocative, the result is a spellbinding collision of futurism, classicism, high-end fashion, and rave culture. Alesso searches for Zaramaking the trek towards her leaving the industrial darkness behind and stepping into the light.

“Words” follows the one-two punch of Alesso’s recent singles “Only You” (a Sentinel-assisted anthem hailed as a “progressive house gem” by Dancing Astronaut) and “Dark” (a moody and kinetic piece handcrafted for THE BATMAN). As the latest high-profile collaboration from Alesso, “Words” drops just months after the GRAMMY®-nominated visionary teamed up with Katy Perry on “When I’m Gone” – an irresistibly explosive track that soon saw him making his “Saturday Night Live” debut alongside the global pop superstar and a troupe of mushroom dancers. The critically acclaimed hit also amassed praise from a great number of outlets, including INTERVIEW, V MAGAZINE, PAPER, PEOPLE, and many more.

ABOUT ALESSO:

A global maverick in the dance world, Alesso has repeatedly proven that his influence transcends boundaries and crosses over into countless genres – to that end, he’s collaborated with such eclectic artists as OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Calvin Harris, Tove Lo, Liam Payne, James Bay, Marshmello, Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso, Hailee Steinfeld, Florida Georgia Line, Anitta, and more. With his past hits including the platinum-certified “If I Lose Myself” and gold-certified “Under Control,” the Swedish native has also found major success with “Calling (Lose My Mind),” which topped the Billboard US Hot Dance Club Songs chart. On Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, his massive breakup anthem “Let Me Go” – a collaboration with Hailee Steinfeld and Florida Georgia Line – reached No. 9, while “Is That For Me” peaked at No. 25.

In 2020, Alesso released a pair of hit singles: “Midnight,” featuring former One Direction member Liam Payne, and “THE END” with goth-pop singer/songwriter Charlotte Lawrence. He also had an explosive 2021, releasing a slew of records: kicking off with his East Asia fueled “Going Dumb (with Stray Kids & CORSAK),” he later closed the chapter to his PROGRESSO series with PROGRESSO VOL 2. Alesso next delivered his cosmic love ballad “Chasing Stars (with Marshmello feat. James Bay),” the dynamic “Rescue Me (with Danna Paola)” from the Blade Runner Black Lotus soundtrack, and his highly-anticipated winter floor-filler “Somebody To Use.” To cap off a monumental year, he made his NFT debut with the Cosmic Genesis collection and then ended 2021 on a bang with “When I’m Gone” – his colossal collaboration with Katy Perry, primed to usher in an even greater 2022. To date, Alesso has performed at international festivals ranging from Tomorrowland to Ultra Music Festival to Electric Daisy Carnival, with his national TV experience including closing out GMA’s Summer Concert Series, performing on “The Late Show with James Corden,” taking the stage at the AMAs and making his “Saturday Night Live” debut in January 2022 with Katy Perry.

ABOUT ZARA LARSSON:

All women have superpowers. Wielding those superpowers, Zara Larsson provokes and pushes pop music and culture forward with empowered, enlightened and energized anthems that soar and seduce all at once. With every move, she continues to quietly make history and break records: her RIAA platinum-certified 2017 full-length, So Good, notably stands out as the second-most-streamed debut on Spotify by a female artist ever. Zara’s growing catalogue boasts one smash after another, including the triple-platinum ‘Never Forget You’ with MNEK, the platinum ‘Lush Life’ and ‘Ain’t My Fault’, as well as unstoppable Clean Bandit collaboration ‘Symphony’. Along the way, she has received various awards and honors at the Swedish Grammy Awards, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, MTV EMAs, and even graced the stage of the Nobel Peace Prize concert. 2020’s second international album, Poster Girl, featured breakout hits ‘Ruin My Life’, ‘Wow’, and saw Zara make further strides towards Pop’s top table working alongside the likes of Max Martin and Young Thug. Launched entirely in lockdown, the project has surpassed 1 billion streams, seen Zara perform virtually for Roblox and host a spectacular show in partnership with fellow Swedish icons Ikea on International Women’s Day, before playing a sold-out European arena tour. “One of pop’s biggest and outspoken stars” (The Guardian), watch out for more from Zara Larsson coming soon.

Acoustic Truth – Circle My Dreams

Acoustic Truth is a Contemporary Christian duo composed of Ryan and Sarah Knott. With their distinct vocals and natural ability as songwriters, the Knott’s strive to provide hope and inspire people through their music. The couple met while interning at Camp Star, a summer camp for children with special needs in Chicago IL. The pair kept in touch and routinely exchanged music between each other but it wasn’t until the summer of 2011 that they wrote their first song and finally decided to partner as a duo. The couple released their independent album “Time” in 2013 which hit the iTunes pop charts at #50.

After their album release, the couple decided to leave the mainstream/secular music industry in hopes of bringing people closer to Jesus by focusing on their ministry in the CCM world. Acoustic Truth quickly gained momentum in the Contemporary Christian music scene when they released their first Christian album “Impact” in 2017. Upon release, the album climbed the itunes charts at # 1 on the Contemporary Christian Chart, #3 across all of iTunes and #52 on Billboard. Their most recent album recorded by Centricity producer Jordan Bailey, “Soft But Still” featured their hit song “Circle My Dreams” landed at #1 on itunes (7 weeks), #1 Top Christian Album (10 weeks) and hit the top 10 on 7 Billboard Charts upon it’s release on June 7th including Top New Album, Heatseekers, Top Christian Album, Top Independent Album, Top 100 and Top 200.

“Circle My Dreams” was officially launched prior to the album release which gained over 500k streams on Spotify and hit Itunes top song chart coming in at #83. On July 19th Acoustic Truth released the Official Video for “Circle My Dreams” with Hollywood producer Michael Estrella and has gathered over 60,000 views in its first month and an additional 120,000 views on the audio video.

We pray our music can impact your life. Our music comes straight from the Bible and from our hearts. Sometimes it is easier to sing when you can’t find the words to say. We invite you to sing with us! We know what it’s like to struggle but God never leaves us. The challenge is opening your heart and letting Him in. We promise that once you do this, your life will forever be changed. If you ever have prayer requests please reach out to us on social media. We would love to pray for you!

Sam Supplier – Unfinished Sympathy

Remake of Massive Attacks 90’s worldwide anthem.

Sam Supplier has completely recreated this to a ‘T’ ready to be an all-time classic for its second time around. This gives you the same euphoric goose bumps as it did back then.

Nothing is sampled: keys and strings replayed from Eddie Kid (The Streets / Lilly Allen), added mastering / production from Andy (Mant / Example) and amazingly re sang by Zoe Kypri (Sigma / Rudimental).

Sam Supplier has pulled together an amazing collective to recreate this record and it completely shows.

Already being supported by Camelphat this record is tipped to go huge (again)!

Hillsong Young & Free – Phenomena (DA DA) Remixes

GRAMMY®-nominated Hillsong Young & Free announces the release of “Phenomena (DA DA) Remixes.” Out today, the remixed multitrack is a collection of fresh, new takes on their 2021 hit “Phenomena (DA DA).” Originally recorded in front of a live audience, the remixed version brings the evocative song to even greater heights, elevating its powerful message of God’s will while encapsulating the feverous energy of a crowd on fire for God’s love. Hard-hitting and melodically anthemic, with a rap interlude, the track declares, “You’ve given me Your vision/ Better than a dream/ You ain’t gotta wake me up/ It’s not a fantasy.”

With 5 million streams to date, “Phenomena (DA DA)” was originally released in July of 2021 as a part of Hillsong Young & Free’s EP “Out Here on a Friday Where It Began.” The album was written over the course of just one week and recorded live at Hillsong Youth on a Friday night in Sydney, Young & Free enlisted collaboration from several of their very own youth ministry members to help produce the compilation. “There was a real special feeling about that night. Everyone was just so leaned in,” said Young & Free member Karina Savage.

Since forming in 2013, Hillsong Young & Free has released a number of highly successful albums and more than 20 singles, acquiring over 545 MILLION YouTube channel views and 1.4 BILLION global career streams (with a 1.1M global unit career consumption). With a combined social following of 3 MILLION plus fans, Young & Free has seen eight No. 1 career singles and ten Top 10 singles at Hot AC radio. Their debut album “We Are Young & Free” landed in the Top 25 on Billboard 200 while “Youth Revival” garnered the group its first-ever GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (2017). Their recent single “Every Little Thing” hit #1 at Hot AC radio for eight weeks, making it the longest running #1 for the band.

Peter Vriends Quadripart Project – Past And Present

Amsterdam’s superb Peter Vriends Quadripart Project ‘Past and Present’ reworked by new producers. Never released digitally before, with tracks rearranged by new talents Pildrin, Vypes and HP Vince. Previously released in the USA by Profile Records sub-label Sm:)e Communications. Some Carl Cox must plays included, especially the Quadripart – Joy – HP Vince Mix – 7A – 124 (Tech House) and Quadripart – Joy – La Musique des Enfants Joyeux – Pildrin Remix – 6A – 125 Techno. Out on Spotify & Apple Music now.

Max M – Coming Through

After Imaginary Problems, Never Wanna Leave and Under Water Max M is back with the same singer for his new song named “Coming Through”.

Unexpected blend of urban, electronic, and rock influences in a memorable pop song with relatable lyrics, “Coming Through” is definitely the kind of song that will make you say, “I’ve not heard something like that before”.

This new track is demonstrating again Max’s rich and sharp production skills, far from the sanitized and formatted music that we regularly find in the genre.

Two times Unsigned Only 2021 winner, with almost 6M streams on Spotify and 6000+ radio airplays worldwide, Max M is continuously rising worldwide.

“Coming Through” is a must-listen record that already gathered 3M views on TikTok and started to chart on Spotify and iTunes only a week after its release

Michael Bounce – Love Me All Over

After the success of “I Believe In You” on American and English dance radio stations, Michael Bounce is now releasing his first 2022 single “Love Me All Over”, a track that impresses with its melancholic piano melody. The track is supported by a remix by “Schatten Frequenz”, which hits the somewhat harder tones. Released by Dance All Day via DJShop.de on 22nd Jan 2022.

Kirsty Lee Akers – Outta Here

Eccentric, exciting, authentic, and a genuine recording artist, Kirsty Lee Akers is a rare talent who is proud of her First Nations heritage, a woman of the Wonnarua People (Hunter Valley – Australia).

In 2020 and 2921, Akers spent much of her time writing and recording. Taking inspiration from what she couldn’t do, to make the most of what she could.

In addition to creating new music, curb the unfortunate circumstances, Kirsty (and her husband Jesse Anderson) have kept themselves busy as one of five couples featured on the Channel 9 reality TV series ‘The Block’ airing at this very moment. Both have enjoyed the experience, but music will always be Kirsty’s first passion.

Akers states, “Music and family have always been the most important parts of my life. My Nan, Mum, and Aunt were all singers, and I grew up with my pop playing music all the time. I still remember my first performance at age three. I was hooked!”

Decades later, Kirsty has a plethora of musical achievements under her belt, she is the only artist in history to have won three of the major prizes in Australian Country Music, Toyota Star Maker, Telstra Road to Discovery, and a Golden Guitar Award (Two in total).

No stranger to pushing boundaries, Kirsty has a remarkable new song with plenty of genre-bending spark to thrill every new listen. Her new single “Outta Here” is the perfect break out from 21 months of lifestyle restrictions. Another track written remotely when Akers’ writing trip to Nashville was cancelled, the lyrics explore the things that we all took for granted before the pandemic. The freedoms to get out, explore the world and have your time in the sun.

Co-written by Akers, Phil Barton, Bruce Wallace and David Mescon, the track is a fun summer song with a nostalgic feel. Kirsty also co-produced the track with Paul Bain, Isaac Kennedy and Dan Ebbels. One listen and you will want to jump in the car, feel the wind in your hair and hit the beach!

The track is the second release through Kirsty’s newly formed record label, Rider Records.