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Johnnie Walker for Angel City FC

By Yash Thadani, Krishan Narsinghani

Johnnie Walker, the notably acclaimed scotch-whiskey brand, has launched a long-term initiative, First Strides. To kick-start this enterprise, an exclusive event was held at Los Angeles’s very own Catch One with Johnnie Walker doing a collaboration with the Los Angeles professional women’s soccer team Angel City FC. The Mid-City nightclub was the perfect venue to celebrate the steps that are being taken for women’s progression, and what better way to portray women’s forwardness by having the Angel City FC soccer team in representation.

Immediately upon entering, the right side of the venue had a soccer goal being used as an aesthetic for pictures. Straight ahead of the cabaret, the drink menu presented different variations of Johnnie Walker cocktails. The crowd favorite was called Welcome to LA, a gingery-lemony drink that contained a heavy pour of Black Label. In the interim while waiting for the drinks to be dealt, a multitude of servers were walking around passing out the variety of hor d’oeuvres. There were small plates with dishes like tuna tartar, mini cheeseburgers and more. As the attendees wrapped up their post-dinner snack, guests were directed to go towards the rear of the building. 

The back of Catch One is where the majority of the invitees continued to mingle and enjoy the party. The night really began when the live show commenced. The Los Angeles Marching Band, and upcoming artist Tia P performed the newly released ACFC anthem Running with the Angels. This track was created by five-time Grammy Award-winning artist Brittany Howard and LA-based artist Tia P. The anthem is an ode to the team’s trailblazing spirit, as the world’s first majority women-founded, owned and operated pro-soccer team. The song will serve as a celebratory anthem for the team and their fans. Key members of the Angel City FC community including Christen Press and Julie Ertz. VIPs attended, including the likes of Lilly Singh, Kenya Barris and more. Safe to say, the live performance of the Angel City FC’s newly commended track was the highlight of the evening. It was the perfect depiction of the proclivity behind pushing women forward.  

Along with the hype anthem release, Johnnie Walker will enable more people to take bold steps towards progress through a series of First Strides grants. Anyone 21+ can apply for a First Stride grant but the brand will continue to dedicate funding to communities where inequality exists. Through a partnership with go-to crowdfunding marketplace IFundWomen, Johnnie Walker will continue to support women entrepreneurs and fuel women-owned businesses. The brand is also introducing a grants and mentorship program with first-of-its-kind streaming service Blacktag, who is changing the model for pay equity among black creators.

Catch One, formerly known as Jewel’s Catch One, was a landmark for the city of Los Angeles. This iconic night club was originally known as the longest standing gay dance-bar, and Initially opened in 1973. Forty years later a new owner did a complete revamp of the location. This historic site still continues to serve its purpose for having a good time. 

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Spotlight: Alex Taylor

From Arizona, Alex Taylor (22yro) is a self-taught producer and composer. When he was young, music remained a quintessential aspect of his education. Listening to George Strait, Stevie Nicks and Poison, Taylor started analyzing the lyrical content of the songs that filled his home. He says that’s where his passion for songwriting comes from. “Although I don’t write country music, there is no denying the art, imagery, and overall passion that goes into his writing,” said Taylor during a recent interview. Aside from writing songs, Taylor produces all his music and singing. His style is described as “electronic, disorderly, sonic emotions.” He quotes his musical influences as Tove Lo and Nine Inch Nails

Taylor is working towards the release of a new music, with an EP in the coming months. He hopes to release his first record, also produced and written by Taylor. 

Fear is a song written, interpreted and created by Alex Taylor. The title is based on electricity and energy, as evidenced by the instrumental. The track describes the aftermath of a break-up; the desire and despair for someone to fill the vacant place. The best descriptors of the song are “electronic, dark, humming, synthwave.”

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12on12 × Swizz Beats – ‘Long Live Jazz’

This February we see the creative vinyl company known as 12on12 and record producer Swizz Beatz joined forces to build their latest vinyl phenomena, ‘Long Live Jazz.’ Pre-order HERE.

Known for their unique and fresh outlet for music consumption, 12on12 elevates themselves in this new partnership with Swizz Beats. For this special bespoke collectors’ edition project, Swizz compiled a set of hand-picked tracks that represent his own passion for the genre of jazz music.

Throughout the collection, we are taken through a listening experience full of rich, historical jazz greats like Miles Davies and Kenny Dorham. We even see modern, jazzed renditions of modern pop hits from artists like The Weeknd revised by the upcoming jazz artists of today, such as Immanuel Wilkins.

The 12” vinyl record art showcases images from Swizz’s personal compilation (The Dean Collection). The cover record art was shot by Kwame Brathwaite in New York during a 1968 Garvey Day Celebration. Brathwaite is known for his extensive work in the realm of jazz, having been a co-founder of the African Jazz Arts Society and Studios (AJASS), and is renowned for photographing stars like Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley, as well as jazz icons Miles Davies and John Coltrane.

Swizz Beats spoke on this project, stating, “Jazz has always been magic to our ears. I feel like it should definitely get more attention! This is the first step to pay homage to the great craft & art. Photography is also one of the best expressions of art and should be shown more often. Art & Music are brothers and sisters so I thought it was a great match. I’m a big fan of Kwame and I also love I’m able to share pieces from my collection through music!”

Claudia Moross, founder and chief of 12on12, too, raved about the collaboration, stating, “Our goal is to create transcending experiences through music and art, the combination of playing the record while exploring the thoughtfully curated artwork commissioned for the sleeve allows for a precious moment of cultural enjoyment. 12on12’s are very much pieces of art that can be collected and treasured.

“With Swizz’s finger on the pulse and his well-documented history within music and art, the brand will be upping the ante as we look to work with the very best artists, both visual and musical, to curate future Vinylworks. I am really looking forward to the next chapter for 12on12 and with the expertise and passion Swizz Beatz brings to the table I’m really excited for what’s to come for the brand.”

12on12, too, worked with Vinyl Me, Please (VMP) for the delivery of ‘Long Live Jazz.’ VMP is a critical link in the world of vinyl as they work to produce vinyl packages. In 2022, they are expected to ship 800,000 vinyl records, observing the true affect of music on the world.

Claudia Moross added more insight on this, saying, “12on12’s partnership with Vinyl Me, Please gives us the opportunity to reach a large, dedicated base of avid music and visual media fans who might enjoy our unique Vinylworks.”

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Martin Garrix Gains Spotify Billion Streams

Dutch artist Martin Garrix just added another reputable accomplishment to his resume, now earning his second Spotify billion streams plaque for his hit ‘Scared To Be Lonely,’ in partnership with Dua Lipa. This comes as his second song to receive such esteem, behind ‘In The Name Of Love,’ another collaboration track with Bebe Rexha.

Martin Garrix spoke on this massive success, stating, “It’s crazy to have another one of my songs hit one billion streams on Spotify! ‘Scared To Be Lonely’ is a song very close to my heart. Even though the song has been released quite some time ago, it’s amazing to see that so many people are still listening to it.”

Though the renowned ‘Scared To Be Lonely’ made its premiere in January of 2017, and the song has continued to gain praise, now earning a mass billion streams on Spotify. The collab with Dua Lipa followed that of Garrix and Bebe Rexha’s ‘In The Name Of Love,’ offering a new, fresh perspective.

Dua Lipa and Martin Garrix struck gold with the song when it first came out, with ‘Scared To Be Lonely’ even landing amongst the top 10 of charts in a variation of countries across the globe and taking rankings on the Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart. This brand-new attainment of one billion streams on Spotify for the platinum song adds to its success story.

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El amor y Yo – Jay Wheeler

The world-renowned Puerto Rican artist Jay Wheeler reveals his new studio album El amor y Yo, available now. His leading persuasive single ‘EaZt,’ too, makes its own unveiling paired with a smashing official music video, watch HERE.

As an incredibly heart-touching and moving artist, Jay applauds the release of his third studio album with El amor y Yo. Comprising a total of 12 tracks produced by reggaeton icon Dj Nelson and Luis Suárez Silva (Siru), the arrangement of the album consists of Marval and Santo Niflo and Jay Wheeler himself with Dynamic Records.

The overall theme of the album resorts back to love, something that draws in his audience. Jay Wheeler speaks on the album, stating, “El amor y Yo is an album that I always wanted to work on. It’s an escape to create the music that I really like to do, my essence, the one that made me known. I think that on this album I shared everything that ever happened to me in past relationships, laughter, tears, a little of everything. It is an album that I worked with so much love for my fans, who are my family.”

Along with the publication of his third studio album, Jay drops an official music video for ‘EaZt.’ The video comes shot in Miami, as directed by Webster Torres Mill and executively produced by Luis Suárez Silva (Siru), Dynamic Records, and Dj Nelson, Flow Music. The song lyrics depict the emotions of one in love, and how these feelings can often make people feel as thought they’re floating on happiness.

The lyrics read, “’Cause my favorite tune is your voice, and without darno’ notice, ‘tamo in the same tone, you were hanging out with Cupid when he hit on me, when it hit my chest, I don’t want to be alone anymore.”

About Jay Wheeler

José Ángel López Martínez, artistically known as Jay Wheeler, is an urban latin singer born in Puerto Rico on April 25, 1994. In 2016 he released “freestyle” and created a cover to Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” reaching 1 million views on YouTube. In 2018 with Dynamic Records he released his first single and music video “Por Tu Culpa.” His romantic and melodic style provoked amazement among his fans and in 2019 he released “Mensaje De Voz,” captivating his fans with an emotional record. By the summer of 2019, he reached millions of followers along with a viral music video. Due to this success, DJ Nelson became interested in Jay and wanted to meet him. At this time, Dynamic Records and Flow Music united and started working with him on two singles “Te Soñé” and “Otra noche más.”

In November of 2019, he premiered his first album “Platónico” (composed of 13 songs), and within his album the track “Otra noche más” ft. Farruko Remix. In February of 2020, he launched the first digital urban concert Platonico Unplugged, a live acoustic version of his first album. In June 2020 he premiered his second album “Platónicos,” with the participation of various artists such as DalexBrytiagoFeidNio GarciaMiky Woodz, Myke Towers, Alex Rose and Casper Megico. Jay Wheeler has participated in collaborations with CautyLenny TavarezBryant Myers and so many more. Among his many collaborations, he joined forces with Onell Diaz for a project highlighting suicide prevention. Jay Wheeler is considered an influential phenomenon within the music industry and his talent continue to reach millions making him La Voz Favorita.

Coi Leray Releases ‘Anxiety’ Music Video

Following the dramatic release of Coi Leray’s new smash hit ‘Anxiety,’ today she releases an accompanying music video for the single! Watch the music video for ‘Anxiety’ HERE and stream the single HERE.

Throughout the cinematic masterpiece, Coi seemingly is followed around by a demonic figure, symbolizing her deep anxieties. The visual experience is able to depict the emotions that she speaks on throughout her lyrics. Coi sings, “I still got anxiety, that’s why I keep it on me, sometimes I feel I can’t trust no one around me, there’s another side of me, but I don’t even show it.”

UPROXX raved on the new smash single, stating, “The track is a bright record that takes a step into the pop lane as Coi speaks about the nature of anxiety and how it affects from day-to-day. Billboard even named the song amongst their 10 Cool New Pop Songs to Get You Through The Week, asserting, “Leray opens up about her struggles with stress and depression, pivoting from a hummable refrain to unshrinking bars about her personal ordeals.”

YouTube even deemed Coi as their most recent Artist on the Rise, along with the likes of Rod Wave, Jack Harlow and 24kGoldn. Catch a look at YouTube’s official statement HERE.

Coi has made her mark in the music industry, with her viral it TWINNEM  accumulating a mass viewing of over 16 billion views, with 50 million global streams and 6+ million video creations. She made her first late-night television on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this past year, and has been nominated for a vast array of awards, including Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist at the 2021 American Music Awards and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Best New Artist at the 2021 BET Awards.

This year, Coi has received nominations for the 2022 XXL Awards as Female Rapper of the Year and Best New Artist of the Year as well as the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards, including the categories of Best New Hip-Hop Artist of the Year and TikTok Bop of the Year. She joins the coveted list of performers performing at this years Rolling Loud Portugal and the Governor’s Ball.

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Joy Crookes Announces US Tour

British singer/songwriter Joy Crookes announces her very first headlining United States tour with performances spanning coast to coast. The tour commences April 2 in Los Angeles at The Roxy, making stops in Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, DC. Exclusive pre-sale for the show begins February 10 at 10 AM PST, with tickets becoming available on-sale February 11 at 10 AM PST.

Catch the full tour schedule below and visit www.joycrookes.com to snatch up your own tickets!

Crookes’ first headlining US tour comes following her newly issued debut album, Skin. The album itself released in October of 2021 gaining widespread attention, landing at #5 on the official UK album charts. Accredited as an executive on the album by the side of Blue Mary, Skin is an intimate and transforming piece of work imagined out of Crookes’ fresh, personal point of view.

Showcasing a variety of hits that Crookes created leading into her early twenties, the album covers themes including mental health, relationships and politics, all touched with her personal vibe. Skin has swiftly picked up critical honor from The New York Times, NPR, Vogue, ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar.

Stream Skin HERE.

Crookes recently shared the music video for her current single, ‘19th Floor,’ which comes from her album Skin. She speaks on the inspiration for the video, stating, “We wanted to create visuals that were reflective of the complexity and beauty of community, especially the immigrant community within London. The song is a recognition of all the obstacles immigrants have to overcome to build a life in somewhere like the UK, an acknowledgment of the journey that my Grandmother for example had to face to get to the 19th floor of a South London tower block and the heights that she has managed to reach.”

Watch the official video for ‘19th Floor’ HERE.

About Joy Crookes

South London singer/songwriter Joy Crookes has notarized herself in the music industry as a Brit nominated sensational artist. Fans take to her out-of-the-box point of storytelling showcased through her music. In each piece of her own work, she is able to articulate her own esteemed sense of creativity that she possesses at the mere age of 22. Accumulating a mass hundreds of millions of streams, she has named herself a staple in upcoming British music.

JOY CROOKES U.S TOUR DATES:

Apr 02 2022 – Los, Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

Apr 05 2022 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

Apr 06 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry

Apr 07 2022 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

Apr 08 2022 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage

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Peking Duk × Slayyyter – Honest

The high-engery, Australian music duo Peking Duk start off 2022 with a bang, debuting their hot new single ‘Honest featuring the one and only Slayyyter.

Stream ‘Honest’ (feat. Slayyyter) HERE and catch the visualizer HERE.

The song was produced and written with the Australian likes of KLP. Illustrated as a pulsing dance hit sure to get you up out of your seat, the duo had a few words to say regarding the release of this hit. Peking Duk stated, “This song came together as a result of an impromptu jam we had after running 10ks and almost dying in the process. Heading straight into the studio we realized there was some fuego in the ideas we were recording and there was only one person to call to take it to the next level – KLP. We wrote the lyrics alongside the theme that the music created – A sweaty journey through thunder, mountaintops, marching to the drums and chanting as we follow each other. Slayyyter was down to jump on board and add her vocals to the mix and we couldn’t be more stoked with the magic that we now get to share with the world. Play it loud and scream it proud.”

The notarized duo has accumulated over 445 million streams internationally around a variety of streaming platforms combined with 27 million video views! There most noteworthy breakout hits include the 5 x platinum ‘Stranger,’ 4 x platinum ‘Fire’ and 3 x platinum ‘High.’

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Tay Money × Saucy Santana – Hello

Dallas-based rapper Tay Money joins forces with fellow rap star Saucy Santana on new record “Hello.” Esteemed for her catchy flows and edgy beats, Tay Money mixes her country flare with Saucy Santana’s impeccable vibes on this new hit. Paired with the drop of an official music video, the comic book style intro goes dark fast as the two “smash the gas on his wallet, turn him to a crash dummy.”

Stream “Hello” by Tay Money HERE, and watch the official music video HERE.

Hello” debuts following Tay’s own viral sensation “The Assignment,” which is just another track that has gained Tay critical acclaim. Released in September, the track had fans talking about it on TikTok two months prior to its release. The sound itself has now surpassed #2 on Instagram reels this week and #3 on TikTok US, averaging to 20K TikTok creative videos each day and a little bit under 800K to present day.

About Tay Money

A validated freshman in the game, Tay Money has amassed a supportive fanbase and millions of streams swiftly. Her country twang paired with her unique and creative melodious styling sets her apart from other rappers in the industry. Her breakout hit of “Trapper’s Delight” drafted immediate success, generating over 1.1 million views for the official music video in 2018.

Continuing her trendy streak, Tay released both “Bussin” (11 million YouTube views), “Bussin 2.0” with Saweetie (7 million YouTube views) and “Brat” featuring Mulatto, two tracks that are showcased on her latest EP Blockedt. Tay continues to be endorsed day in, and day out, as FLAUNT named her “one of the biggest women rappers in Texas.” Tay continues to prep and get ready amidst the release of her upcoming EP.

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Coi Leray – Anxiety

The forthcoming rapstress herself Coi Leray debuted her most recent single Anxiety, where she talks about the worries that she faces each and every day.

The song tackles Coi’s trust issues and journey that she endured to get where she is modern day. Stream Anxiety HERE.

The chorus rings, “Sometimes I feel like, can’t trust no one around me, there’s another side of me but I don’t even show it, ’cause I got way too many people eating off me, been through depression and I learned my lessons, so I count my blessings and run it up.”

Coi’s debut album Trendsetter is right around the corner, and here’s why you’ll want to tune in when it releases…

Coi’s viral hit TWINNEM has accumulated a mass viewing of over 16 billion views, with 50 million global streams and 6+ million video creations. She made her first late-night television on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this past year, and has been nominated for a vast array of awards, including Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist at the 2021 American Music Awards and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Best New Artist at the 2021 BET Awards.

This year, Coi has received nominations for the 2022 XXL Awards as Female Rapper of the Year and Best New Artist of the Year as well as the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards, including the categories of Best New Hip-Hop Artist of the Year and TikTok Bop of the Year. She joins the coveted list of performers performing at this years Rolling Loud Portugal and the Governor’s Ball.

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