Felix Snow – Waiting On Your Love

When he’s not writing and producing for other artists like Leona Lewis, Nicole Scherzinger, SZA, and Gallant, Felix Snow has been crafting the repertoire for a solo project he’s releasing through his own independent label Effess Records. The first track he’s rolled out is “Waiting On Your Love,” an uptempo jam with splashes of disco and electropop stylings. It premiered on Clash Magazine and the seed is bound to grow throughout the blog community

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Dia Frampton / M83 feat. HAIM


We knew that Dia Frampton’s studio collaborator and Archis bandmate Joseph Trapanese composed the score for the new motion picture “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” which hits theaters on March 20th. But today brought bigger news for Dia, in that the song she co-wrote with Anthony Gonzales of M83 titled “Holes In The Sky feat. HAIM” will appear on the film’s soundtrack! The song was described by MTV as “a gorgeous orchestral slow-burn that showcases both the HAIM sisters’ rich vocals and M83’s incomparable composition skills.” This song is the first hint of what will likely be an incredible group of songs and artists associated with this movie

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Voli – The Wall

Voli has been on his studio grind since he first popped up on blogs with his collaboration with J. Cole “Sound of Love.” The rapper, singer, and producer presents a unique blend of hip-hop, prog rock, punk, and techno on his debut album The Wall. In a recent interview with PureVolume Voli speaks about his lyrical content saying, “each lyric is a decisive statement of what I want, and will have.” A number of tracks for The Wall premiered prior to the album release, with support from Vibe, Entertainment Weekly, and Spin.

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Dia Frampton / Archis – New EP

Pulse client Dia Frampton has teamed up with film composer Joseph Trapanese to form a new artist project Archis. The pair recently signed to Nettwerk Records and today released their debut self-titled EP. Popular music blog Kick Kick Snare described Archis as a “sonic collaboration resulting in a pretty killer combo,” and that “Frampton’s voice with Trapanese’s orchestral backbone makes you feel all the feelings.”

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Blood Diamonds – Fifty Shades of Grey

The Verge called the new Fifty Shades Of Grey original motion picture soundtrack “one of the best albums of 2015” and also “the best soundtrack we’ve heard in years.” The highly anticipated film features music by the likes of Annie Lennox, The Weeknd , Sia, and Ellie Goulding as well as a remix of Beyonce’s “Haunted,” by Pulse client Blood Diamonds. In addition to this remix, Blood Diamonds has co-writes and productions on new releases by Mikky Ekko, Lupe Fiasco, Grimes, and Tinashe, and also has a track on the forthcoming album Rebel Heart by Madonna

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Fifth Harmony / Pulse Clients – Reflection

Former X Factor contestants Fifth Harmony have released their debut studio album Reflection via Epic Records. The track “Like Mariah” features Tyga was co-written and produced by J.R. Rotem, and also co-written by Raja Kumari. Winners of MTV’s “Artist To Watch” award at the 2014 VMA’s, and labeled as the “#1 most influential X Factor contestant of all time” by FOX Firth Harmony began recording Reflections at the end of 2013, collaborating with some of music’s most successful songwriters and producers. “Like Mariah feat. Tyga” is the first collaboration between Rotem, Kumari, and Fifth Harmony

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Tyler Lyle – Pledge Music

In the introduction to his new Pledge Music campaign, Tyler Lyle explains that “The native genius of desert plants is that they can survive a long time without water. It’s been three years and six months since my last album. That feels long enough.” The talented singer/songwriter has spent the majority of his time in the studio over the past year crafting material for his new solo album, as well as collaborating with other artists as a songwriter including the Courtyard Hounds and Dia Frampton

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Mikky Ekko – Blood Diamonds – Time

Grammy nominated songwriter Mikky Ekko released his debut solo album Time this week. Included on many “Artists to Watch in 2015” lists including Spotify, New York Daily News, and Music Times, Ekko’s focus on an artist career began soon after the spotlight he received for being a songwriter on Rihanna’s hit “Stay.” Included on Time is the track “U” which was co-written and produced by Pulse client Blood Diamonds, and premiered last week on influential blog Pigeons & Planes

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Lupe Fiasco / Blood Diamonds – New Album

Dubbed by Complex as one of the “Most Anticipated Albums of the Year,” Lupe Fiasco’s fifth album release is titled Tetsuo And Youth. The track “They.Resurrect.Over.New” features Ab-Soul and Troi and was co-written and produced by Blood Diamonds. More than 3 years in the making, and nearly 2 years after the album title was announced, Tetsuo And Youth dropped today and it is the first collaboration between Blood Diamonds and Lupe Fiasco

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Wax Motif – Since I Left You

Over the past 6 months, Wax Motif has been a part of several collaborations including tracks by Destructo, Tommy Trash and Hunter Siegel, along with remixes he’s done for Deadmau5, Chromeo, Warren G, and Sammy Bananas. His first solo release in more than a year dropped today and is titled “Since I Left You.” The track features vocals from Brandy and spotlights Wax Motif’s unique ability to blend disco and electronic styles into one infectious track

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