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A new legal action filed against Diplo

A new legal action filed against Diplo

A new legal action filed against Diplo declares that he intimidated a woman into carrying out oral sex on him and also recorded the encounter without her permission, according to lawful records acquired by TMZ. In the legal action, the female declares that she and her friends attended Diplo’s afterparty at The Wynn following one of his Las Vegas shows in 2019. At the afterparty, Diplo is said to have offered alcohol as well as cannabis to the already intoxicated group, and later on asked the plaintiff to accompany him in his personal area at the hotel, at which point Diplo’s safety and security started to eliminate people from the celebration. This included one of the lady’s male close friends, who was apparently punched in the face since he declined to leave without her.

In the files, the lady mentions that Diplo barred her from leaving the private space until she carried out foreplay on him. The manufacturer, real name Thomas Wesley, also filmed the act without her approval, the legal action affirms. The woman has submitted the legal action to seek problems, TMZ reported.

” This complaint is completely shocking, wildly false as well as yet also totally predictable, considered that it simply duplicates the specific same insurance claim already made by the plaintiff’s good friend Shelly Auguste, a person that has actually been pestering Mr. Pentz as well as his family members for more than a year and also currently has repeatedly broken the limiting order released against her.

We have irrefutable evidence that this is a completely meritless claim and also we will certainly be supplying it to a court as promptly as we perhaps can to put an end to this shakedown by Ms. Auguste and her associates finally.”

Freedman is significant for representing Diplo in a 2020 sex-related battery legal action submitted by Shelly Auguste, who charged the DJ of harassing her with vengeance pornography derived from among their sex-related experiences, said to be recorded without Auguste’s expertise or authorization. At the time, Freedman insisted that Auguste’s insurance claim belonged of an “ongoing campaign of harassment” targeting Diplo. Both Diplo and also Auguste applied for restraining orders against each other.

The new accusations have since led The Baltimore Orioles to terminate Diplo’s July 24 postgame performance at Camden Yards.

This is a developing story.

The Major Buzz on Coco Bean and his Infectious new release: Pimp Stick

Meet Coco Bean:

Coco Bean is back with his second release “Pimp Stick”, from his sonic trilogy, which set to be another smash hit. Coco Bean is the alter ego of the award-winning, multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and filmmaker, Phil Elam.

In March of this year, Coco Bean burst on the scenes with his debut single, “My Name is Coco Bean”. This song was a bold introduction to the fiercely independent spirit of Coco Bean. His unapologetic and triumphant attitude has connected with many new fans.

His message is clear and declares to the world that we must be proud of ourselves, no matter who we are, or where we are from. It’s no wonder his debut release has already reached over 100k streams on Spotify.

Now, his newest single, “Pimp Stick” is already gaining serious momentum and many playlists are debuting the track at #1! The music video is currently in pre-production and is expected to be an incredible visual experience.

This entertaining track calls for everyone to put up their Pimp Stick! Coco Bean told us: “everyone has a pimp stick, it’s that rod of strength which is buried deep within all of us. Your Pimp Stick is that courage you have that keeps you stepping forward when everything around you is trying to tell you to give up.”

So, the next time you are faced with adversity, prejudice, ignorance or any other type of discrimination, put up your pimp stick!

Pimp Stick:

“Pimp Stick” opens with a highly humorous narrative that creates a light-hearted atmosphere and a vivid image of Coco Bean with his 24-carat pimp stick.

In true Coco Bean style, this song has a tongue in cheek, comedic streak to it. This is emphasised by catchy, witty lyrics and amusing sound effects. It’s virtually impossible to resist the temptation to sing along with Coco Bean’s anthemic chorus when he sings: “put up your pimp stick!”

The blend of uber melodic old skool hip hop vibes and electronic dance music make this track completely infectious and unforgettable. It is the perfect summer jam to add to your party playlist. Not only does it thrill listeners but, more importantly, it encourages people to find their inner strength and stand up for what is right.

This track will easily fascinate and delight any listener. If you enjoy music from artists such as Eminem and Drake then Coco Bean will fit perfectly on your party playlist.

What’s next for Phil Elam & his alter ego Coco Bean?

It seems that there is no end to Phil’s talents and there are many other exciting projects to be revealed. Firstly, he will be co-hosting the 5th Annual, I See You Awards in August with the creator, Terri Lee, from CBS News Radio, WWJ.

The award ceremony returns to the landmark Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan this year, to celebrate independent filmmakers. Phil has won 5 trophies with the multi-award-winning short film, Swing Low, directed by the highly talented Marvin Towns, Jr. Awards include Best Actor, Best Short Film and Best Director.

He is also currently filming a new web series pilot. This project is connected with the female director writing team of Robbie Barnes-Kyriakides and Nonie Shiverick. Phil has told us: “Robbie & Nonie are exciting visionaries. I can’t wait for you to see what they are doing.”

Finally, we have discovered that Phil has signed an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) for a feature film, which he would neither confirm nor deny… His lips were sealed tighter than a preacher’s wife girdle after a summer ice cream social. We cannot wait to see what this master of the arts will delight us with next.

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Like A Stone by Aka V / Powerful & Memorable Performance

Meet Aka V:

LA-based singer, songwriter, producer and sound engineer Aka V is back with her newest single, “Like A Stone”, a powerful and moving cover of this pop-rock ballad, originally by Audioslave.

Aka V is from the small town, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. She headed to the big city of Toronto, pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a musician. With a captivating look and impressive vocal ability, it didn’t take long for V to land her first gig as the lead singer in the Canadian rock band, OzGoode.

Her experience and journey on a cross-country tour with OzGoode inspired V’s debut single “Always Go Home”. This noteworthy release marked her entrance as a solo artist into the music industry in 2016.

Since then, she has released a continuous stream of singles, skillfully navigating her way to cultivating a unique and dynamic sound. Her latest release, “Like A Stone”, is an intense and impactful track that she has been playing live since touring as a solo artist.

“Like A Stone”:

An intense and thick textured soundscape of drums and electric guitar open “Like A Stone”. This captivating intro immediately engages the listener’s intrigue and attention.

V delivers a powerful performance that imparts a memorable impression on the listener. A feeling of darkness and anguish is imparted upon us, which is intensified by the powerful instrumental accompaniment leading to an epic guitar solo.

As an artist, V has an exceptional ability to communicate intense emotion. Through her mesmerising performance, we feel the pain and torment, just like an open wound, as she sings: “I’ll wait for you there, like a stone. I’ll wait for you there, alone”.

V really has made her own unique mark on this cover song, and if you enjoy music from artists such as The Pretty Reckless and Pink, then Aka V will fit perfectly on your pop/rock playlist.

Watch the music video for “Like A Stone” by Aka V right here…

What’s next for Aka V?

V has a busy year ahead, with acoustic shows to promote, a live album in the fall and a tour! Make sure to follow her on social media and be a part of her journey.

In the meantime V has a message for all her listeners: “If you have a dream, no matter how crazy and out of reach it may seem, remember that you were not given that dream without the tools to make it come true. Dig deep, take the scary steps into the unknown and go after it!!”

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Heaven’s Gate – Tye Cooper / Captivating Vibes & Unique Versatility

Meet Tye Cooper:

Rhode Island-based hip-hop enthusiast, rapper, songwriter, dancer and aspiring filmmaker, Tye Cooper, has been gaining some serious attention through his melting pot of exciting and unique music.

He first got involved in music in the third grade, when he would write raps in the back of his English schoolbook. His diverse style of music has been influenced by greats such as; Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and self-disciplined artists like Rick Ross.

Tye’s release, “Heaven’s Gate”, is the first song from his album The Tye Cooper Show, which features the captivating vocals of Tricia Reed. This song is dedicated to Tye’s girlfriend, Jasmine. She suddenly passed away two days before Mother’s Day, followed by his uncle on Mother’s Day.

This sad turn of events caused a change in the narrative of this song, from the original version. It was released in loving memory of Jasmine just 1 month after her passing.

Heaven’s Gate:

“Heaven’s Gate” opens with an emotive and dreamy melody accompanied by Tricia’s heavenly hypnotic vocals that “oooh” and “awww”. The smooth RnB sounds, with injections of hip-hop vibes and dashes of electronic music, create a versatile and unique soundscape.

There is an undeniable vulnerability communicated through this song. Tricia expresses this through her gentle and sensitive performance which deeply touches the listener.

Tye is an impressive rap artist who delivers exciting rhythmic verses and witty lyrics. His attractive tone and top quality delivery inspires listeners to join in with him when he raps: “Let me get a little bit of this and I want a little bit of that. When you not used to having nothing, you know you gotta put it all back, right?”.

Tye’s passion for filmmaking clearly shines through in the music video for this song. Viewers are instantly engaged through intense strobe lighting, seductive movements and fierce hip-hop dancers.

This music video and song imparts a powerful and memorable impression that will connect with many people. If you enjoy music from artists such as Mos Def and Andre 3000, then Tye Cooper will fit perfectly on your hip-hop or RnB playlist.

Watch the music video for “Heaven’s Gate” here…

What’s next for Tye Cooper:

Tye has an exciting year ahead including upcoming collaborations with big names in the music industry as well as deals and sponsorships from his favourite brands. Also, Tye is focusing on developing further into the world of cinematics. He wishes to cultivate his passion for combining music and impressive visuals.

In the meantime, Tye has a message for all his listeners: “Take it one day at a time. We are all interconnected somehow someway and we can make the world a better place by being the best version of ourselves.”

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Tell Me (I’m On Your Mind) – Debut Single by Jane Leo / A Harrowing Tale of Lust & Loss

Meet Jane Leo:

Indie-rock band Jane Leo have just released their debut single, “Tell Me (I’m On Your Mind)”. A seriously impressive song and music video by the duo, Daniel Leopold and Jane Ellen Bryant.

Growing up in the Detroit area, Daniel immersed himself in music as a way to survive the harsh winters. Over the years, the duo’s musical journey has been influenced by transformative artists whose music connects to a timeless era, such as; Iggy Pop, Nina Simone and Jeff Buckley, to name a few.

The inspiration for “Tell Me (I’m On Your Mind)” came to Daniel after an extensive tour with his band, Leopold and His Fiction. Jane told us: “It’s a torturous story of lust and vulnerability.”

Tell Me (I’m On Your Mind):

“Tell Me (I’m On Your Mind)” opens with an intense and captivating soundscape and we are instantly engaged and enthralled. The composition has a thick texture, incorporating multiple instrumentals. Deep sounds emanate from the drums and keyboard, utilising the lower register which creates a hypnotic atmosphere.

Daniel and Jane deliver an impressive and mesmerising performance both vocally and theatrically. Their expressive tones and exceptional vocal ability completely captivate us. The phrase “tell me I’m on your mind” is repeated multiple times, with differing inflexions, emotions and tempo in the delivery. This effect imprints an unforgettable experience on the listener.

The music video is a beautifully shot piece of artwork that has a vintage Bonny and Clyde feel and look to it. The first half of the video is shot in black and white until the chorus delivers an explosive instrumental outburst as well as an explosion of colour on the screen. An extravagant fight ensues with slow-motion punches followed by passionate kissing. This display clearly reflects the intensity and insanity that can arise within a relationship when the passion for anger is just as intense as the passion for lust.

TELL ME (I’m On Your Mind) is the first track that Daniel and Jane collaborated and sang on together and we are already fans of this talented indie-rock duo. If you enjoy music from artists such as Lana Del Ray and Arctic Monkeys then Jane Leo will fit perfectly on your indie-rock playlist.

Watch the music video here…

This song is just the beginning for Jane Leo and we are excited to see more releases from them soon. They told us: “We’ve got so many songs in the vault, it’s time to finally let go of our grip and share”. In the meantime, Jane Leo has a message for all their listeners: “stay curious”.

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Time Moves Slow – Sorry It’s Over / Quirky & Unique Music Video

Meet the hottest new Socal band, Sorry It’s Over:

California based alternative pop-rock band, Sorry It’s Over, have just released their newest single and debut music video titled; “Time Moves Slow”.

Bandmates Sam Adgate and Louis Petrella have been playing together since high school and their music expresses their Socal easy-going, good-time vibe.

Louis grew up jamming with his father and gained a fruitful education in classic rock music which he showcases in their productions. His extensive musical talents perfectly complement Sam’s captivating vocal ability and the two have gained some major attention since they first appeared on the music scene.

Time Moves Slow:

“Time Moves Slow” is the first song featuring Louis on lead vocals and he delivers a heartfelt and emotive performance. His raspy, slightly rock style vocals charm listeners and encourage them to join in with him when he sings: “time moves slow, when you don’t really want it to. Just know, I’ll be back soon as long as you stay near to me”.

This song has a happy and upbeat soundscape that inspires listeners to dance and skip around. But, the song is actually about heartbreak and how the loss of someone you love changes the world around you and makes everything, well… move slow.

The music video shows three sweet-natured, quirky young guys who could steal the heart of any young admirer. They project an image of wholesome, charming and adorable young men.

The opening scene of the video is reminiscent of The Beatles, as the boys stand with instruments in hand, nodding their heads from side to side.

Curious random images of blue skies, rollercoaster rides, Darth Vader, hula girls and gorillas flash across the backdrop. This accompanied by the bands geeky dancing is highly amusing and there is a definite tongue in cheek humour to the whole performance.

This fun music video and cheerful song will charm any music fan and if you like songs from artists such as Peach Pit and Green Day, then Sorry It’s Over will fit perfectly on your pop-rock playlist.

Watch the music video on YouTube and please like, share and comment!

What’s Next for Sorry It’s Over?

The band are excited to announce they will be performing at The Viper Room, in West Hollywood on June 25th. This is their first live show since the pandemic and they hope to be coming to a town near you soon.

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One More Day (Theme from “the Seven Chambers”) – Ben E. Davis / Explosive Expression of Love & Loss

Meet Ben E. Davis:

London-based, LA-born singer-songwriter Ben E.Davis has just released his newest single, “One More Day”.

Ben first started singing when he was just a young boy. He was inspired by a TV series called Kids Incorporated, about a group of youngsters who were in a band.

Years later, he fulfilled his childhood dream and joined a band called the LA Allstars. They toured the world together performing cover songs for weddings and corporate parties.

Ben has an eclectic style that was greatly influenced by two of the biggest music stars in history, Michael Jackson and Tina Turner. His style of music is definitely within the pop genre but he tells us: “I call my music schizophrenic soulful pop, it mixes genres and reflects my mood at the time I’m writing”.

One More Day:

“One More Day” is a touching and intensely emotive song that was inspired by Ben’s grandma, Dorothy, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

The song opens and we are instantly captivated by a slow, dramatic and expansive soundscape, which is reminiscent of a Celine Dion movie soundtrack. It’s no surprise that this epic track was selected as the theme song for the video game, “The Seven Chambers”. A Nintendo switch video game about a young girl called Elasaid, who falls into a coma and experiences a past life as a Highland Warrior.

Ben sings with intense emotion and his breathy, raspy delivery expresses deep heartache and loss. He has an extraordinary vocal ability that carries immense character and charisma. Listeners are equally charmed and hypnotised by his passionate performance.

This is a slow-tempo track that gradually builds to an explosive chorus. It has all the makings of an unforgettable anthem and listeners won’t be able to resist joining in with the powerful chorus, as Ben sings: “what about me, what about you, what about all that we’ve been through. What do I say to turn the clock back, one more day”.

It’s no surprise that this epic track was selected as the theme song for the video game, “The Seven Chambers”. A Nintendo switch video game about a young girl called Elasaid, who falls into a coma and experiences a past life as a Highland Warrior. Her only escape is to navigate her way to the Seventh Chamber and fight the fallen angel. Take a look at the video game here:

Listeners will easily connect with this touching song and if you enjoy music from artists such as Olivia Rodrigo and The Weekend, then Ben E. Davis will fit perfectly on your pop playlist.

Watch the music video right here:

What’s next for Ben E. Davis?

Ben has an exciting year planned. He will be returning to performing live shows again, and he also has another single gearing up for release called “Lonely Without You”. Keep an eye out for it in July/August time. He told us: “it’s a pop/EDM summer banger and the remixes for the track are sick”.

In the meantime, Ben has a message for all his listeners: Now it’s time to dance, party, and live life to the fullest”.

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ANIME: Another Night In My Emotions – Semaj Foreman / An Album of Sonic Bliss

Meet Semaj Foreman:

Multi-talented singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and sound engineer, Semaj Foreman has released his newest album, ANIME: Another Night In My Emotions.

He is based in Fort Worth, Texas where he lives with his wife two daughters, and son. His family is a huge source of encouragement for him. His artistic 12 yr old daughter even gave a helping hand with the design of this album’s artwork.

Seems like there is no end to this artist’s talents. Who, also owns and designs his own clothing brand, Nobody Special.

Foreman knew that he wanted to make music from an early age and by 14 he was teaching himself how to make beats. He made his first sale on SoundClick, before our modern age of multiple soundclouds, at the age of 16 for $600.

By the age of 18, he had made a name for himself and people knew his music. He appeared on the surreal VH1 series with Vanilla Ice, “The Remaking of Rob Van Winkle”. Later he went on to produce 3 tracks on Ice’s platinum underground album.

His newest album is a collection of lo-fi, chilled tracks for lovers of Anime. He created the acronym “Another Night in My Emotions” to reflect on the emotional journey of each song.

ANIME: Another Night In My Emotions:

Let me start off by saying, this is a beautifully crafted album. The songs invoke a wide spectrum of emotions that seamlessly flow from one to the other.

Foreman keeps us enthralled and tantalized at the same time while taking us on a musical journey of emotions.

A dreamy and ethereal soundscape is created from the first track and listeners are absorbed into a world of blissful electro-beats.

The opening song is quite frankly brilliant, witty, and clever. Foreman creates the effect of switching through radio stations offering us many different sounds, energies, and moods. Which concludes with an exasperated and agitated voice stating, “Another Night In My Emotions”.

The first few tracks are extremely chilled with a dreamy, anime soundscape. The music wraps around the listener like a warm hug, seducing you to close your eyes and give in to the soundwaves washing over you.

The vibe switches as “Make The Devilman Cry” kicks in and our senses are alerted with a restrained yelling voice proclaiming “why God?”. This jolts us out of our slumber and jumpstarts our alertness to this powerful track.

At this point, the album switches gears from anime serenity to explicit aggression. Clearly expressing the rollercoaster ride of emotions that people can experience.

The energy gradually softens as the album progresses further onto the final song, “To Stay Here Is Death, To Go Is Death”. This track invokes strong feelings of melancholy and yearning.

Foreman has done a remarkable job with this album and whether you are a lover of lo-fi or anime, you will certainly love listening to ANIME: Another Night in My Emotions. If you enjoy music from artists such as PARTYNEXTDOOR and Tory Lanez, then Semaj Foreman will fit perfectly on your lo-fi playlist.

Listen to ANIME: Another Night In My Emotions right here:

What’s next for Semaj Foreman?

Foreman is passionate about cultivating and growing further as a musician and you will be seeing many more projects from him. He has a message for all his listeners out there: “Never give up on anything you have a passion for. Don’t let other people tell you that you can’t do it and success is not always based on obtaining riches. Your personal success is chosen by you. Thank you for listening.”

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Take Me Back – Random Parts / Addictively Nostalgic

Meet Random Parts:

LA-based Jonathon Brannon is the founder and songwriter for Random Parts. A pop-rock band that showcases Brannon’s exceptional songwriting abilities and talented guest vocalists.

Brannon has been releasing music since 2007 under the artist name, Brannon, with his longtime collaborator, David Cagle on vocals.

Random Parts is Brannon’s new project that is focusing on developing further into the pop-rock genre.

Brannon first discovered his talent for songwriting in his 20’s, when he needed an expressive outlet to help him deal with some difficult times. Unable to sleep, he began to write lyrics and wrote his first three songs in one night.

Brannon draws his inspiration from everyday life all around us. He told us: “I believe we all go through similar struggles, joys, heartbreaks, pitfalls and triumphs. I believe music has a great way of connecting with us and letting us know we’re not alone.”

His newest release “Take Me Back” sprung to fruition from a 9th-grade class picture that appeared on his Facebook memories. The inspiration came to him immediately and he wrote the lyrics in an hour and a half.

Take Me Back:

“Take Me Back” is the second single released by Random Parts featuring vocalist Bobby John. This is an emotive, upbeat, rock-pop song with dashes of country-rock, epic guitar riffs, inspiring drumming and an anthemic chorus.

John’s raspy, rock star vocals are enough to make any woman swoon and we just can’t resist joining in when he sings: “take me back, when life was more simple, with a couple of pimples, and dreams didn’t get off track. Oh take me back”.

This is a nostalgic song, reminiscing on our youth, friends, first loves, freedom and the excitement of having the whole world in front of you.

What great memories to return to! The song fills us with joyful and hopeful energy, returning to the days when we felt anything was possible. If you enjoy music from artists such as Nickleback and Daughtry then Random Parts will fit perfectly on your pop-rock playlist.

Watch the music video right here…

What’s Next:

Brannon has several exciting new songs gearing up for release, from both his projects as Brannon and Random Parts. We are excited to hear what this talented songwriter will treat us with next.

In the meantime, Brannon has a message for all his listeners and budding songwriters: “Thank you for listening and supporting the music. It truly means a lot and I don’t take it for granted. Also, if you’re just starting writing songs, keep writing. Even if you think those songs are bad, keep writing. Keep getting better and don’t be afraid to share your gift of connection.”

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“Devil” by Kumiho & Sammy Legs / Dark Swing Takes New Heights

Meet Kumiho & Sammy Legs:

Singer-songwriter Kumiho and composer/producer Sammy Legs, are the talented artists behind this extraordinary band.

They have just released their first collaborated single with Berlin-based, German label, Electro Swing Thing, and it is an absolute banger!

Kumiho, known as the demon temptress, infuses the free-spirited nature of jazz, along with modern-day psychedelic electronic instrumentation, to create a raw and untamed sound.

She has always found inspiration in female legends such as Ella Fitzgerald and modern-day bands like Caravan Palace. Being an experienced performer, she tantalises her live audience with dazzling dance moves from burlesque to flapper.

Sammy Legs developed his fascinating sound during his time spent in the Berlin underground music scene and California desert. His quirky, unique and captivating style incorporates elements of house, techno, minimal and breakbeat.

Together, along with guest instrumentalists, they have produced this insanely ecstatic dark swing track, “Devil”.


This track has been gaining momentum in the underground California club scene with a growing fan base. It’s now been released through popular demand and you only have to listen to the intro to know why.

This is such a fantastically upbeat, feel-good song that spontaneously makes your booty shake.

Kumiho lures us in with her seductive vocals, as she warns us: “all of you lovers, remember to be wise, the devil only comes to play at night.”

The song gradually builds in intensity, lifting listeners to a euphoric state just to drop the beat on us with some cheeky scatting from Kumiho.

Multiple layers of trumpets, bass-beats, synthesizers and vocals create an ecstatic soundscape. You have to listen to it to believe it. Legs’ imaginative compositions take us to new and unchartered sonic lands.

“Devil” has all the best elements of a great club track, and it’s irresistibly addictive. If you enjoy music from artists such as Parov Stelar and Caravan Palace, then “Devil” by Kumiho & Sammy Legs will fit perfectly on your electro-swing playlist.

Turn up the volume and enjoy “Devil” right here…

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