A New Westin Sound | “You Leave Me No Choice” by Matt Westin

Pittsburgh-based country artist Matt Westin has released his new single and lyric video, “You Leave Me No Choice”

You Leave Me No Choice by Matt Westin - BRASH! Magazine BlogPittsburgh, PA – Matt Westin took a huge gamble. He placed an enormous bet on himself and went “all in” on his music career. The former engineer-turned-country singer is reaping the rewards of his poker face in the form of awards, radio airplay, critical acclaim and an appearance in the industry’s prestigious “bible,” Billboard Magazine.

Now, Matt is releasing his latest single and lyric video, “You Leave Me No Choice.” The track is from his debut album, Legacy (MTS Records). Originally released in January 2018, the album was re-released by MTS in October, under their new distribution deal with AWAL. Legacy was produced by industry veteran Bryan Cole, and features performances from studio greats, Mike Brignardello (Blake Shelton, Big & Rich) on bass and Steve Hinson (Dolly Parton, Luke Bryan) on pedal steel.

Watch “You Leave Me No Choice” Lyric Video

About Matt Westin
Matt Westin’s first single, “Our Redneck of the Woods” reached the IndieWorld Country chart and the European Country Music Association charts. Matt was also on the Top 200 International Country Artists chart. His second single, “Farm Town” is still climbing several airplay charts. Matt is the 2018 International Music and Entertainment Association Male Country Artist of the Year. His Emerging Artists ad recently appeared in the October 10, 2018 issue of Billboard Magazine.

Twitter: @matt_westin


Ready to Play A Game? | “Who Wants to Be A Chillionaire” Music Video by The Chillionaires

NYC Hip Hop Trio, The Chillionaires, Releases New Visual for “Who Wants to Be A Chillionaire”

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New York Hip Hop trio, The Chillionaires is back with more dope rhymes and a new visual for the single, “Who Wants to Be A Chillionaire”. The music video was shot by Starr Mazi in Brooklyn, New York.

Members, Ruciano, Gucci Gray, and Sky Scraper adds their own style and segment throughout the track adding to the new wave of REAL rap!


Watch Music Video for “Who Wants to Be A Chillionaire”

About The Chillionaires
New York based rap group, The Chillionaires consist of members Ruciano, King Gray, & Sky Scaper. This trio’s debut release “The Formula” gained much recognition from rap music lovers and media outlets for this group out of Brooklyn, NY. Currently they are working on releasing new music and visuals showcasing their brand and creative rap styles.

Twitter: @_Chillionaires
Instagram: the_chillionaires

Psychedelic Success | “Toulouse” by Neon Cities

Denver electronic duo Neon Cities releases their first music video for single “Toulouse” following the success of their last EP In Waves

Toulouse by Neon Ctities - BRASH! Magazine BlogDenver duo Neon Cities self-releases a first music video for their new single “Toulouse” following the success of their In Waves EP, which has to date accumulated over a half million streams on Spotify since July. Toulouse is a instrumental chillwave composition in the vein of Com Truise, Sun Glitters, or Washed Out for all those folks reaching for warm memories of summer, conjuring up the south of France. The title comes from Neon Cities’ Chase, who developed the original song concept on a day off in the city of Toulouse while touring with downtempo and ambient artist Tycho.

“Toulouse” is Available Now on Spotify!

The video for “Toulouse” is a psychedelic and sensual composition developed by Neon Cities own Chase Dobson. It features time lapse botanical and nature footage moving in time and emphasizing audible cues in the title track to accentuate visually the beautiful nature of Toulouse.

Watch Official Music Video for “Toulouse”

Denver electronic duo Neon CitiesIf “Toulouse” is a sun bleached visit to the South of France, the B Side, Storm on the Isle is it’s dark side, a sprawling, moody, ambient excursion in a rain soaked isle off of Scotland in mid-October. Those familiar with Neon Cities’ prior releases will recognize the 80’s soundtrack aesthetic from Arcade Dreamer, the closing track from their debut Tessier-Ashpool EP. Storm on the Isle is marked by its vintage analog synths pulses and drones, creating a longing atmosphere that would not be out of place in the soundtrack for Netflix’s Stranger Things.

Twitter: @NeonCitiesMusic
IG: Neon_Cities

Clap When Others Win | “Troutdale” Music Video by Cool Nutz

Portland Artist, Cool Nutz, Releases New Video for “Troutdale” and Premieres Latest Album at
Hip Hop DX

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“Troutdale” is an ode to jealousy and envy. Sometimes good things happening for people brings out these traits in others. Cherish and be happy for good things happening to those around you. Sometimes dope and fly things bring the Suckaz out. “Troutdale” is produced by Trox who’s catalog boasts Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Krizz Kaliko, and More. “Troutdale” is from Cool Nutz latest album, Pig Ears & Chitlins. Cool Nutz debuted the album at Hip Hop DX.

Watch Music Video for “Troutdale”


Pig Ears & Chitlins Album Available Now on iTunes, Amazon, & Spotify!

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Twitter: @CoolNutz
Instagram: CoolNutz

Next Up! | “W’s to M’s” by Clayt

VA Artist, Clayt, Gives us a Glimpse of What’s to Come

Ws To Ms by Clayt - BRASH! Magazine BlogWhat’s Next?
After releasing his “Things I Gotta Say” single this summer, Clayt continues his streak of gem-worthy singles with “W’s to M’s” (produced by All Angles) as he gears up for an EP release early 2019. It’s clear that Clayt is coming into his own with a fresh sound that fails to stir comparisons.

The song is really all about leveling up. Taking advantage of your situation no matter what. I talk about that when I mention how I had to sleep on the floor when I first moved to Atlanta. It’s motivation. – Clayt

“W’s to M’s” is Available Now on iTunes & Spotify!

Watch Official Music Video for “Things I Gotta Say”

About Clayt
Clayt hails from Newport News, Virginia, a town known for being home to legendary sports stars such as Allen Iverson and Michael Vick. Just like them, Clayt grew up through adversity in its notorious downtown area, becoming what he’s called “a product of the hood, just a weird example”. Though his surroundings may not have been the most inspiring, Clayt still managed to develop a passion for music, and strengthen an imagination that can be witnessed in his vision for success. After putting years into making a name for himself in the local area and throughout his home-state, 2014 was when he would make the most important decision of his life and career. Clayt decided to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia for a fresh start, and ever since he’s grown both as an artist and as a community figure. Realizing the lack of constructive influences during his youth, Clayt has now made it his mission to implement themes of artistry into his content. He is committed to the belief that if we are able to make people more comfortable with their gifts and ideas, we can not only save dreams, but lives as well. Representing the Mutant World collective, Clayt seems to be well on his way to becoming the next Hometown Hero.

Twitter: @ClaytWorld
IG: ClaytWorld

Breaking the Code | “Girl in a Gilded Cage” Release and Lyric Music Video

Indie Music Hall Of Fame Award Winners Release New Single And Lyric Video

London-based songwriting and production team Fitzsimon And Brogan have released a new single and lyric video “Girl In a Gilded Cage.”

Girl in a Gilded Cage by Fitzsimon And Brogan - BRASH! Magazine BlogLondon, England, UK — With the release of their latest album, Big Blue World, and its infectious title track, the London songwriting and production team of Neil Fitzsimon and Bee Brogan have propelled their collective career into the pop stratosphere. They’ve earned worldwide critical acclaim, international radio airplay and charting, and even a nod from the Indie Music Hall of Fame: they earned an Achievement Award for the Top 2 performance of their lyric video, on the renowned Beat100.com video charts.

Now, FaB, as they are commonly referred to, have released the latest single and lyric video from Big Blue World, “Girl In a Gilded Cage.”

Neil Fitzsimon on the song’s creation: “When I first wrote the song, Bee’s (Brogan’s) mum said it sounded like ‘Waltzing Matilda.’ When we recorded the song in the studio, with producer Pat Collier (Katrina and the Waves), Bee could not get the scream to sound right, so we had to ask an ex-band member to send in the demo, so we could drop the original into the track. I don’t think he was very pleased!”

Watch Lyric Video for “Girl in a Gilded Cage”

Big Blue World Album is Available Now
on Deezer & Spotify!

About Fitzsimon and Brogan
Neil Fitzsimon, the songwriter, and Bee Brogan, the vocalist, aim to produce “Pure Pop For Now People.” Preferring to remain faceless in an industry that holds image in high regard, the pair have gone on to form a songwriting/production partnership that led to placement of their songs in Film and TV. They also wrote a musical, Jack Dagger, which was showcased at the Greenwich Theatre, London for the Musical Futures Award. It was also showcased at the Bridewell and the Royal College of Music in London. They have also just had a song placed in a USA Sci–Fi Feature film. The duo recently had a track reach number 3 on a French national download chart. Their track, “This Is Love” earned the duo Semi-Finalist status in the Eurovision Contest. Their lyric video for “Big Blue World” reached #2 on the Beat100.com World Videos chart. They have been featured on the NBC Radio and Westwood One Radio networks. FaB are currently recording new tracks for WTPL Records with legendary Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars’ (David Bowie) drummer, Woody Woodmansey.

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Twitter: @broganand

Urban Worship | “Finished Work” by Robert Hawkins

Billboard Charting Indie Gospel Artist ROBERT HAWKINS Delivers New Single “Finished Work”

Finished Work by Robert Hawkins - BRASH! Magazine BlogSinger Robert Hawkins is an independent artist on the rise. Robert is a one-man machine. He books his own performance dates, and promotes and sells his 2017 EP release RESERVED. His hard work keeps RESERVED on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums sales chart each week. His infectious personality and energetic stage presence keeps his audiences growing in number.

Robert’s popular “Happy” single from the RESERVED album has garnered successful radio airplay and is in music video format on YouTube. He recently released a companion DVD for “Happy” that debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top Music Videos chart and has remained on the charts each week to current date. The DVD includes the “Happy” official Music video, behind the scenes footage of Robert’s tours and live performances, and a gripping look into Robert’s testimony of his past life of drug abuse, his recovery process and his current life in victory and service to God.

In preparing for a new album in 2019, Robert has delivered a new single “Finished Work”. Written and produced by Floyd “Timeless” Thomas, “Finished Work” is a musical shift artistically for Robert. His contemporary Gospel and worship stylings are replaced with an urban track laced with digital vocal affects showcasing his versatility and innovative creativity.

“Finished Work” is Available Now on iTunes, Google Play, & Amazon!

With the addition of “Finished Work”, Robert is quickly building an impressive catalog of music. In addition, his resume of accomplishments include several nominations and music awards. He is a 2X 2017 Rhythm Of Gospel Award winner (Urban Contemporary Artist of the Year and Contemporary Male Artist of the Year), and is a 2018 Steeple Award nominee and a 2018 GULF COAST GOSPEL MUSIC AWARD nominee. He is an independent artist on the rise and determined to make in impact in Gospel music and in the hearts of all who hear his work.

Twitter: @iamrhawkins
IG: iamrhawkins