Welcome to the monthly roundup for August! Just in case you slept on this month or were out raving and misbehaving, I got you. Below you’ll find news, releases, and new artist discoveries made this month.

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The Internet:

  • Freaked out a bit when Taylor Swift went dark on social media
  • Falls in love with RiRi pics from Barbados. Upon closer inspection, Internet accuses RiRi of Photoshop fail. Internet falls back in love with RiRi as Diplo reveals in a GQ interview that she said one of his songs “sounded like a reggae song at an airport.”


  • In other T Sweezy news, Judge dumps lawsuit filed by the man accused of groping her
  • Solange announces shows in New York, DC, and BERKELEY (yay!!!)
  • Tina Fey, Seth Meyers, and Jimmy Fallon return on SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’

  • Also, some sort of eclipse happened I think¬†ūüėČ


  • Daniel Caesar releases debut album¬†Freudian, featuring songs with Kali Uchis, Charlotte Day Wilson, Syd, and H.E.R.
  • Melbourne’s Zellow¬†is back with an enticing new single, “Blood Orange“. Be sure to check out our interview with the rising star!
  • Bibi Bourelly releases Boy EP
  • Princess Nokia is at it again with “Brujas” and “Kitana
  • August sees the return of Action Bronson with Blue Chips 7000
  • Watch the music video for Kelela’s “LMK” from her debut album due on October 6th:

Artist Discoveries:

Ivy Sole


Lylo Gold



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