Lagos' EDM scene is a safe space for queer liberation

Welcome to Scene Report, where we highlight emerging, underground scenes and subcultures across the globe. When Samuel first found himself at Sweat it Out Lagos, an EDM event that happens once a month where different DJs play electronic music and house tracks, what he immediately noticed were bodies pressed together against the wall of the warehouse. For the first […]

Steve Aoki on HIROQUEST: Genesis: “I can’t ever forget a genre or community that gave me a voice”

On ‘HIROQUEST: Genesis,’ Steve Aoki reconnects with his musical roots. With his most diverse album yet, Aoki features an all-star ensemble of collaborators.

Why Praying could be the new Vetements

Praying is the viral fashion brand making waves. Skylar Newman and Alex Haddad reveal why the message is more important than the graphic or garment.

Party Favor and Elohim collab on new track “Losing My Mind"—listen

Producer/DJ Party Favor (Dylan Ragland) and vocalist Elohim are unleashing their menacing new single “Losing My Mind.” AltPress is bringing you a first look at their new collaboration. “Losing My Mind” is the second single to be released from Party Favor this year. The track puts a unique spin on the traditional EDM song. Together, […]

King Yosef and Youth Code meshed together perfectly from the beginning

As explosive as the EBM duo Youth Code may come across, thanks in large part to vocalist Sara Taylor’s unique and ferocious range, the pair—composed of real-life and professional partners Taylor and Ryan George—create with heightened emotion. And that shows tenfold on their latest (and first) collaborative effort with King Yosef, A Skeleton Key In […]

10 artists who expanded their careers through their own companies

After the hell of a year that was 2020, it’s clear that nothing is ever permanent. Musicians, who make their money through merch and performances, had to stop touring. Concerts turned virtual, and meet-and-greets no longer existed. It made everyone, not just musicians, rethink the concept of stability. This is definitely why some musicians don’t […]

15 bands and solo artists who are rewriting the emo rulebook

Ever since the inception of emotional hardcore in the ’80s, each decade had defining bands who updated the sound and meaning of emo to the musical landscape of the time. The ’90s were all about Midwest emo and screamo, and in the 2000s, emo peaked as a mainstream obsession, thanks to MCR, Fall Out Boy, […]

13 Daft Punk-inspired artists who are helping further their legacy

Beyond the illusion of their masks, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (or, Daft Punk as you know them) permanently transformed the music industry. Their 1997 debut album, Homework, and 2001 follow-up album, Discovery, introduced the world to electronic music with an unprecedented voice. Over their nearly 30-year career, Daft Punk were always on the […]

12 new collabs your favorite musicians have made with rising artists

2021 has already started out as a strong year for music, with artists expanding their pool of collaborations more than ever. After the train wreck that was 2020, musicians seem to be experimenting more often—spanning genres with collaborations and, in some cases, helping up-and-coming artists receive some limelight by featuring them on tracks.  Read more: […]

12 alternative projects fronted by women with new music you need to hear

Women in rock, from Against Me! and Evanescence to Paramore and Tonight Alive, are larger than life. While shaping the alternative music world as we know it, they also proved that women belong in rock ‘n’ roll. They all continue to inspire other young women to push against the status quo of the male-dominated music industry. […]

10 musicians who are shaping the underground scene on SoundCloud

You may discover these artists listed in movements ranging anywhere from trap and emo rap to hyperpop, hexD/surge and glitchcore. But we recognize a scene kid when we see one. Check out these artists who are changing the game in SoundCloud’s trap/emo-rap underground by throwing it back to the 2000s Myspace era in unique and […]

10 musicians who absolutely nailed switching genres as solo artists

Branding is one hell of an important factor to achieving success and maintaining a fanbase in music. So, it’s no surprise that many musicians use their solo projects as an avenue for genre experimentation. We’ve seen it countless times to varying extents. Some artists may just incorporate new, genre-defying dynamics to their foundational sounds, whereas others […]

10 alternative covers by K-pop and K-rock artists that you need to hear

In the past few years, Korean music, such as K-pop and K-rock, has completely taken over the mainstream music scene. The music, and the scene, are seemingly inescapable. Aside from K-pop tracks topping global charts, the fandom has an overwhelming internet presence, and many Western artists, such as Halsey and Lady Gaga, have teamed up […]

QUIZ: Which legendary 2000s pop-punk guitarist are you the most like?

What is pop punk without its guitarists? Really just some angsty spoken word over punchy drums and a bassline. Let’s be honest: We’d still probably listen to it, but it wouldn’t be nearly as good.  We may like to focus on vocals and lyrics when it comes to channeling our 2000s nostalgia. However, the guitarists […]

10 acoustic songs from heavy artists to bring it down a notch

If Fearless Records’ Punk Goes Acoustic series is indicative of anything, it’s that alternative artists can’t resist the opportunity to pick up an acoustic guitar. While a number of our favorites have opted for the occasional soft track, none are more jarring than those by heavy artists. As it turns out, the intricate melodies of […]

10 alternative artists who embraced electronica for a whole new sound

The incorporation of electronic sounds into alternative music is hardly a new phenomenon. In the mid-2000s, bands such as Cobra Starship and 3OH!3 made names for themselves in the scene with their synth-heavy infusions. And while the resulting “neon” era seemed to be short-lived, these artists were largely ahead of their time. With the mainstream […]

Here are 10 of the most unexpected collabs to come from 2020

What’s better than a new track by one of your favorite artists? That’s easy: a collaboration between multiple favorites. Despite all odds, 2020 has proven to be the year of collabs. From MGK and Halsey‘s shared pop-punk debut to FEVER 333 and Run-DMC‘s “ANIMAL“ remix and merch line, we’ve been consistently surprised by some great team-ups. […]

Hear Tom DeLonge bring pop-punk nostalgia to EDM on Illenium’s “Paper Thin”

Just days after announcing the collaboration, Illenium has dropped his new track “Paper Thin” featuring Tom DeLonge. The single, which is also credited to Angels & Airwaves, marks the former blink-182 guitarist’s EDM debut. DeLonge performs vocals on the track, adding what is best described as a pop-punk flair to the melodic dubstep backings. Read […]

10 music videos that are totally goth (with the sound off)

From the underground in the ’80s to fashion runways in the 2000s to malls in 2010s to TikTok in 2020, goth aesthetic has been expanding and changing with the times. Due to its versatility and room for creative expression, the dark look and gloomy vibe have been a long-standing influence in many visual art forms, […]

How Josh Dun gave Frank Zummo the courage to make his own music

Frank Zummo’s storied career behind the drums has taken him places he never expected. He’s created regimented percussion ensembles, played with bona fide rock stars and currently keeps the machine moving in Sum 41. But it was the encouragement of twenty one pilots’ Josh Dun that gave him the momentum to make the step toward […]
<< >>