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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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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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Harlan / Little Brutes – EP

Writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Harlan has focused the last couple of years on being a studio collaborator helping craft songs for Mayer Hawthorne, Madi Diaz and others. Following some time in the studio with singer/songwriter Rachael Cantu the two decided to start an artist project called Little Brutes and the pair released their second EP titled Desire today. In its review, Stereogum said “It felt like Haim’s freewheeling spirit had been downloaded into an XX song,” and that each track on the EP was “expertly assembled and soulfully executed.”

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Pulse – Best Of 2014

Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2014
#36 Tinashe Aquarius (co-written by Blood Diamonds & Matt Parad)

Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Songs of 2014
#14 Grimes “Go” (co-written & produced by Blood Diamonds)
#29 Miranda Lambert “Smokin’ and Drinkin’” (co-written by Natalie Hemby & Luke Laird)

Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2014
#5 Miranda Lambert Platinum (co-written by Natalie Hemby)
#21 Eric Church The Outsiders (co-written by Luke Laird)

Spin’s 101 Best Songs of 2014
#16 Katy Perry “Birthday” (co-written by Bonnie McKee)
#26 Betty Who “Runaways” (co-written & produced by Peter Thomas)
#47 Miranda Lambert “Automatic” (co-written by Natalie Hemby)
#54 Grimes “Go” (co-written & produced by Blood Diamonds)
#59 Oliver “Light Years Away” (written, produced, & performed by Oliver)

Spin’s 50 Best Albums of 2014
#8 Tinashe Aquarius (co-written by Blood Diamonds & Matt Parad)
#11 Betty Who Take Me When You Go (co-written & produced by Peter Thomas)
#19 Miranda Lambert Platinum (co-written by Natalie Hemby)
#45 Eric Church The Outsiders (co-written by Luke Laird)

New York Times’ Best Songs of 2014
#20 Tinashe “Bet” (co-written & produced by Blood Diamonds)

Billboard’s 10 Best Electronic/Dance Songs of 2014
#5 Galantis “Runaway (U & I)” (co-written, produced, & performed by Bloodshy)

Billboard’s 10 Best Country Songs of 2014
#4 Miranda Lambert “Automatic” (co-written by Natalie Hemby)
#7 Kenny Chesney “American Kids” (co-written by Luke Laird)
#8 Eric Church “Give Me Back My Hometown” (co-written by Luke Laird)

Complex’s 50 Best Albums of 2014
#48 Tinashe Aquarius (co-written by Blood Diamonds & Matt Parad)

Indie Shuffle’s Best Indie Rock Songs of 2014
#4 BØRNS “10,000 Emerald Pools” (written & performed by BØRNS)

In The Mix’s 100 Best Tracks of 2014
#24 Destructo “Party Up feat. YG” (co-written & produced by Wax Motif)

Hilly Dilly’s Top 25 Songs of 2014
#13 Mansions on the Moon “Don’t Tell” (co-written, produced, & performed by Beni Haze)
#25 BØRNS “10,000 Emerald Pools” (written & performed by BØRNS)

Hilly Dilly’s Top 25 Debuts of 2014
#15 RKCB “Comatose” (written, produced, & performed by RKCB)

Pulse 2015 Grammy Nominees