Instant Love presents: Irma Thomas 'Crazy Love' 

The award winning legend Irma Thomas is the second artist joining the 'Instant Love' movement.  This series takes love songs originally performed by men about women, and releases them in a new form: reimagined and owned by women.  The soul queen of New Orleans takes an infamous track and makes it her own, much like the first track in the Instant Love series: Buffalo Springfield's 'Kind Woman' performed by Erin Durant. 

Instant Love was created by Richard Gotteher and Allison Zatarain of Instant Records.  Click here to learn about what inspired the project from Zatarain and Gotteher and how it came to be, and check out Irma Thomas' rendition of 'Crazy Love' below...



Coming Soon: Kaiydo at the Velvet Underground

Kaiydo is definitely one of the most buzzworthy artists following SXSW.  The 19 year old made waves with the release of his track 'Fruit Punch', and it continues to rack up a seemingly endless amount of plays.  On top of the single he's got an independently released album coming later this year.  For now he's planning to embark on tour from Washington DC to Hollywood, California in April.  That tour includes a stop in Toronto on April 22nd at the Velvet Underground. 

Get tickets here and get 'Fruit Punch' on iTunes


Kendrick Lamar: 'The Heart Part IV'

Top Dawg Entertainment's one and only Kendrick Lamar has just released a new single. 'The Heart Part IV' is a heavyweight, while it may feel mellow thanks to the beat and Lamar's laid back flow the lyrics possess an intensity that stems from Lamar putting the thought into the world, posed at some of the most powerful people "Don't tell a lie on me, I wont tell the truth 'bout you..."

Get 'The Heart Part IV' now


Bleached present 'Can You Deal?'

 Bleached pick up the pace on this next amazing song 'Can You Deal?' - and further solidify our belief that they are in fact, totally fucking awesome. You need to be listening to this band:

And don't forget about 'Flipside' - which is the BEST:

Thu. Apr. 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Fri. Apr. 7 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues*
Sat. Apr. 8 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues*
Sun. Apr. 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues*
Tue. Apr. 11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*
Wed. Apr. 12 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*
Fri. Apr. 14 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom*
Sat. Apr. 15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore*
Sun. Apr. 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*
Tue. Apr. 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot*
Wed. Apr. 19 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall*
Fri. Apr. 21 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall*
Sat. Apr. 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line*
Sun. Apr. 23 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*
Mon. Apr. 24 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Lounge*
Wed. Apr. 26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe (Old National Center)*
Thu. Apr. 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s*
Fri. Apr. 28 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
Sat. Jul. 29 – New York, NY @ Panorama Music Festival


Longevity presents 'Born And Raized' ft. Otherwize and Pterradacto


Some of the dopest mcs out there, hailing from the west coast underground! Over an incredible piano laced beat, Longevity, Otherwize and Pterradacto (of the Good Life / Project Blowed / LA) all prove why those who know, consider the West Coast underground home to some of the all time best to ever step to the mic.