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Halloween at SkyBar

By: Kai Yeo × Conan Zhang

The dead have never looked so good – last weekend, the Hotel Mondrian invited us to its exclusive ghastly gathering: Wicked Paradise Halloween. The 80s Horror Movie Themed Party featured a star-studded lineup featuring DJs Georgia Sinclair, Amicaz, and more.

Skybar served all kinds of drinks you could imagine. We were provided with their signature Skybar Mojito made of Bacardi superior rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, club soda, and mint. Besides cocktails, they offered various kinds of wine. Bonterra Merlot was the one that we tried that night. This resulting wine has aromas of black plums, dark cherries and a touch of oak with flavors of plums, dark berries, toasty oak and vanilla spice. In the mouth, this wine has an elegant and restrained style with nice structure and balance, soft tannins and a long finish.

As painted faces danced past ghostly reflections on the open-air pool, the live DJs spun haunting mashups. If skulls could talk, they’d speak of nothing other than Skybar Mondrian for this year’s Halloween extravaganza. We got to experience the most thrilling Halloween yet while looking out on the city’s most expansive views of the Los Angeles skyline and the glittering Hollywood Hills, turning LA into The City of Devils.

Everyone was dressing up distinctively. With the popularity of Netflix Original Squid Game, there were plenty of people dressing themselves in green jumpsuits as players 001 or 456. The DJs also seemed to know how much love the public had for this show, as there was even a trap remix of the theme song.  

Additionally, Mondrian took great care of us with valet parking for the entire event that let us enjoy the night without any worry about parking.  

About Skybar

Boasting some of the finest views of Los Angeles, Skybar is an open air, ivy-covered pavilion perched above the pool at Mondrian Los Angeles.

Skybar’s newly reimagined design brings a fresh approach to this iconic space. A chic poolside lounge by day, Skybar provides an idyllic oasis to take in the sun and enjoy impeccably fresh cocktails. When the sun sets, the pulse of Skybar beats even louder, stirring a seductive energy, aroused by world-class DJs and Hollywood glamour.

About Mondrian

Mondrian’s journey to Los Angeles marked a new chapter in the evolution of the iconic brand. Located in the heart of West Hollywood, Mondrian lights up the stellar California city with a vision of contemporary style and sophistication unlike any other.

skybar image by kai yeo for use by 360 magazine

Music note illustration by Mina Tocalini for 360 Magazine

SWIZZ BEATZ SWITCHES TO ASCAP

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that internationally acclaimed Grammy-winning songwriter-producer and global entrepreneur Kasseem Dean, aka Swizz Beatz, has moved to ASCAP. Known for his work on songs including DMX’s “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” T.I.’s “Bring Em Out,” Lil Wayne’s “Uproar,” Mýa’s “The Best of Me” and more, the megaproducer is also the co-creator of Verzuz, the livestreaming music battle series and cultural phenomenon he started in early 2020 with Timbaland.

“Swizz Beatz’s talent as a songwriter-producer is second to none. The music he has created over the last two decades reached the heights of the hip-hop, R&B and rap charts and continues to endure,” said John Titta, ASCAP Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer. “From his classic late-90s records with Ruff Ryders to Verzuz, Swizz Beatz’s talent has made him one of the greatest producers and music creatives around today. We are so happy to welcome him to the ASCAP family.”

“I’m excited to be back with the ASCAP family,” said Swizz. “They have always fought hard for songwriters and in times like these, they are an incredibly important source of support for music creators. I’m looking forward to working with the ASCAP team to give back to the culture and the creative community.”

Swizz Beatz has been in the music and business world since he was 16. He began deejaying and working at his uncle’s company, Ruff Ryder Records, while still in high school. Within a short time, Swizz produced the company’s first hit, by DMX. More success followed–as a producer and artist. At 23, Swizz founded his own record label, Full Surface Records, with Clive Davis and earned a Grammy Award at the age of 33. As a producer, Swizz has worked with a diverse range of artists and some of the biggest names in the world including Jay-Z, Madonna, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Metallica, contributing to the sale of over 350 million records sold worldwide.

A recent graduate of Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program, Swizz’s talents and success extend well beyond music. He is an innovative fashion designer, collaborating with Bally, Reebok, Christian Louboutin, Aston Martin, Lotus, and Audemar Piguet. In 2015, he joined global spirit giant Bacardi as their Global Chief Creative for Culture, overseeing more than 300 brands within the company’s portfolio. An art collector since his 20s, he launched The Dean Collection in 2014, a discovery zone for art enthusiasts who appreciate art not just from the greats but also from aspiring and new artists alike.

Swizz is actively involved in many charities, with a particular focus on children: he works closely with his wife Alicia Keys’s organization Keep A Child Alive to fight AIDS and poverty in Africa; he adopted the Bronx Charter School for the Arts; is the Global Ambassador for New York City’s HHC (Health and Hospitals Corporation); serves on the board of Children’s Rights, which provides legal services to foster children to protect their rights; and currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Museum.

About ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business–from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 800,000 members representing more than 11.5 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and is the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at on their websiteTwitter and Instagram and Facebook.

Michael Brun illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Michael Brun – Bayo Tour

Michael Brun has been touring his critically acclaimed BAYO performances since the show’s inception on the streets of Haiti in 2016. Inspired by Haitian block parties, BAYO brought the energy and soul of these parties, as well as performances from numerous Haitian artists to sold-out venues across the US and Canada.

2020 would have been Bayo’s biggest year to date, but Coronavirus has halted touring around the world. Undeterred, Brun has sought out a pioneering new approach and model to touring during the Covid 19 crisis. This August, Brun will play three city specific Bayo shows which will give fans the unique sense of connection, intimacy and experience that we have all been missing in the absence of live touring. Brun will bring his BAYO Showcase to Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles August 14-15.

These Bayo concerts will be limited to ticket buyers located within 100 miles of each city. Brun will perform each show fully live with audiovisual technology creating a unique look and feel for each event, while also allowing fans to join in and be featured in the stream. Each show will feature exclusive footage from its respective cityscape, as well as past Bayo events and personal footage Michael shot in Haiti.  

These digital performances grew out of Brun’s recent experimentations with his IG streams, which have featured guests like J Perry, Paul Beaubrun and international stars like J Balvin and Jojo. In keeping with the Bayo tradition and Michael’s IG streams, fans can expect surprise guests during the upcoming tour.

Brun has always sought to push boundaries in the music industry. He has served as YouTube Foundry artist, consultant to Spotify, and Beats1 Guest DJ with Apple Music as well performing non-profit work with APJ and The Audio Institute in Haiti. A collaboration with BACARDÍ has been in discussion since last year, and their contribution enabled Michael to create a show that he felt was strong enough to push forward this new model and allow him to continue championing music and artists from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora despite the limitations of social distancing. 

Michael will perform each show from a fully built out production space, featuring state of the art audio visual technology, a full front of house lighting set-up and a multi-camera team. Tickets for each show will be available for sale on Tixr on August 1st at 10am PT starting at $4.99 and each event is 21+. Tixr innovated Bayo’s ticketing plus live-streaming solution, Tixr Play, powering a seamless purchase and viewing experience for fans. Limited edition merch offerings will be available in each city.

Produced in partnership with AWAL, EventCRU, New Epoch Software, Tixr, ToneDen

Follow Michael Brun: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

BACARDÍ No Commision

BACARDÍ, Swizz Beatz and The Dean Collection Bring the Heat and “Island Might” Spirit to NO COMMISSION in Miami,

the City Where it All Started

Featuring Michael B. Jordan, Alicia Keys, Virgil Abloh, Leikeli47, Amar’e Stoudemire and more!

BACARDÍ, Swizz Beatz and The Dean Collection kicked off NO COMMISSION: Miami 2017, a three-day, art and music experience taking place December 7 – 9, 2017, at Soho Studios in Wynwood on Thursday, December 7. NO COMMISSION is a roving experiential platform that forges a direct link between art and art patronage. All artists are given their exhibition space for free and 100% of the sale of each artwork goes directly to the artists.

The invite-only event featured big star power, including critically acclaimed actor Michael B. Jordan, Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys, former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire, creative visionary Virgil Abloh, Major Lazer’s Jillionaire and famed celebrity photographer Jonathan Mannion. Performance highlights include Leikeli47, performing her hit “Money,” a special DJ set by Swizz Beatz, DJ Runna and Aine Zion.

BACARDÍ and Grammy Award-winning music producer Swizz Beatz brought together some of the most disruptive creatives in today’s culture to discuss the future of creativity during an intimate panel discussion on the first day of the immersive art and music fair. During the “Future of Creativity” panel, which was moderated by Brooklyn Museum Director Anne Pasternak and featured Swizz Beatz, Virgil Abloh, Kimberly Drew, Nora Khan and Carmen Aguilar Y Wedge, panelists discussed topics such as social responsibility, the impact of social media, corporate accountability and the role creatives play in today’s culture.

After a global tour to Shanghai and Berlin, NO COMMISSION made its triumphant return to Miami – BACARDÍ’s backyard. This showcase is themed around the idea of “Island Might” which focuses on the strength and vitality of the Caribbean while examining family and the intersection of land and sea, ritual, revolution and color – all as elemental forces that illuminate the roadmap for a bright future of endless possibility.

The injection of immersive music performances from collaborator BACARDÍ shakes up the traditional art fair, creating a unique culture experience for visitors.  

Where:                Soho Studios

2136 NW 1ST Ave.

Miami, FL 33127

When:                  Thursday, December 7

12:00 – 5:00 PM VIP Preview; 2:00 – 3:00 PM “Future of Art” Panel Discussion

7:00 – 12:00 AM Invite Only

Who:                    Panel Discussion: Swizz Beatz, Virgil Abloh, Kimberly Drew, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge, Nora Khan

Evening Programming: Virgil Abloh, Swizz Beatz, Leikeli47, Aine Zion, and DJ Runna

Appearances by: Michael B. Jordan, Alicia Keys, Jillionaire and Amar’e Stoudemire

  

Cost:                     No Commission: Miami is open to the public. Entry is free for guests ages 21 and over; but pre-registration is required at www.nocommission.bacardi.com (availability is limited). The exhibition will host more than 30 pieces of art-work – ranging from $50.00 to $30,000.

Les Twins “Dress to be Free”

This Halloween, Bacardí challenges partygoers to DRESS TO BE FREE with a new campaign aimed at liberating our truest selves in honor of the holiday that celebrates self-expression. BACARDÍ is honing in on the spirit of Halloween as the intersection of a world of people who dress up to be themselves every day and those who liberate themselves through creative expression. This year, BACARDÍ celebrates these individuals, and are excited to share exclusive content with the Parisian dance duo – Les Twins – brothers who at their core represent what Dress to Be Free is all about: authenticity, truth, and celebration.

Identical twin brothers, choreographers and models, Laurent and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois, are recognized internationally for their talents in new style hip-hop dancing, and have been featured with various music artists including Beyoncé, Meghan Trainor, and Missy Elliott.  Just as BACARDÍ challenges convention and champions liberation, Les Twins are transforming dance culture using movement and their style to transcend the expected, redefine and disrupt a category.  They are moving past the notions of what constitutes “real hip-hop,” integrating the happenings of everyday life to celebrate their true selves.

BACARDÍ, Les Twins, and Cardi B will be attending a #DRESSTOBEFREE Halloween Bash on October 30th at House of Yes in New York City.

Check out the short video to learn more about how you can DRESS TO BE FREE

TIDAL X: Brooklyn presented by Bacardí

Check out DNA’s post about the TIDAL X concert HERE

Last night, music platform TIDAL held its 3rd annual “TIDAL X: Brooklyn” charity concert presented by Bacardí. The event was hosted by Angie Martinez and featured an epic lineup of artists including: JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, DJ Khaled, Kaskade, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Daddy Yankee, Yo Gotti, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, Belly, Iggy Azalea, Jessie Reyez, Mack Wilds, Machel Montano, Mr. Eazi, Charly Black, Princess Nokia, Rapsody, Cipha Sounds, Victory, and more, and special appearances from Rosie Perez and Lin Manuel-Miranda.

The performers came together to support relief efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and the earthquakes that took place in Mexico.Bacardí has firmly committed to supporting the recovery efforts, rebuilding of lives and the communities it serves – many of which are home to the brand’s family and company.  The brand donated over $4.3 million to relief agencies and the regions affected by these terrible disasters, including Puerto Rico, Florida and the Caribbean.

To support the cause, click HERE to donate as little as $1. All proceeds go to natural disaster relief and recovery.

TIDAL X BROOKLYN

JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, DJ Khaled and More To Raise Funds for Hurricane and Earthquake Victims

A stellar lineup of music legends, including JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder and DJ Khaled, will raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria and the Mexico earthquakes with their performance at the annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn concert event.

The annual TIDAL X Brooklyn event brings together incredible performers in an effort to raise awareness and funds for organisations that support relief and recovery for those affected by the unprecedented natural disasters. This year’s concert is hosted by Angie Martinez and includes JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Kaskade, Iggy Azalea, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Daddy Yankee and more with special appearances by Rosie Perez and Lin-Manuel Miranda. 100% of all ticket sales will benefit organisations helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and the earthquakes that have affected Mexico over the last few weeks.

The event is proudly sponsored by BACARDĺ, who is committed to supporting communities impacted including Puerto Rico, Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and The Bahamas – all areas which are considered home to the brand and to its operations, offices and employees. In response to the damage caused by the hurricanes and earthquakes, the brand has firmly committed over $4.3 million in donations to relief agencies supporting the communities impacted.

NATIONAL RUM DAY

Puerto Rico is regarded as the “Rum Capital of the World,” and rightfully so! The U.S. territory has been distilling rum for centuries, stemming from the start of its sugarcane production under the ruling of Spain.
 
With National Rum Day around the corner, on Wednesday August 16th, what better way to celebrate than with delicious rum cocktails, straight from the island? Puerto Rico requires no passport and provides an authentic rum experience that simply can’t be found elsewhere, making for an ideal weekend getaway, filled with cocktails, culture and history!
 
Below is a distillery tour option and selection of cocktails from rum companies on the Island.

 
Puerto Rico | Rum Experiences

· Bacardi – The largest premium rum distillery in the world, Casa Bacardí features historical tours, mixology classes and tastings.

 
Rum Cocktails + Drinks from Puerto Rico:

Don Q Rum


Don Q Bikini Colada 
2 oz. Don Q Piña rum

2 oz. Coconut water

½ oz. Lime juice

One Lime wheel

Campari*

Shake rum, coconut water, juice and ice.

Strain into a coupe glass.

Garnish with lime wheel.

*Optional: Add bar spoon of Campari

 

Don Q Spiced Daiquiri

1½ oz. Don Q Spiced rum

1½ oz. Lime juice
¾ oz. Vanilla simple syrup*

Two Drops of Angostura bitters

Shake rum, juice, syrup, bitters and ice.

Strain into a coupe glass.
*Vanilla simple syrup: dissolve 8 oz.

granulated sugar in 8 oz. hot water.

Let cool, then stir in 1 tsp. of vanilla extract.
 

Don Q Rum Old Fashioned

2 oz. Don Q Gran Añejo rum

One Sugar cube or ½ tsp. sugar

Three Dashes of Angostura bitters

One Orange peel

One Maraschino cherry

Place the sugar cube or ½ tsp. sugar in an old fashioned glass.

Add three dashes of bitters.

Muddle the mixture, then swirl to coat inside of glass.

Add rum and stir.

Add ice and stir again until well chilled.

Garnish with orange peel and maraschino cherry.
 

Don Q Sazerac

2½ oz. Don Q Single Barrel, 2007 rum

1/8 oz. Absinthe

½ oz. Simple syrup*

Three Dashes Peychaud’s bitters

One Orange twist

Add rum, simple syrup and bitters to a mixing glass with ice.

Stir until chilled.

Strain into a rocks glass that has been rinsed with absinthe.

Garnish with a orange twist.
 



Don Q Añejo Manhattan

2 oz. Don Q Añejo rum

1 oz. Sweet vermouth

Two Dashes of Angostura bitters

One Maraschino cherry

Add crushed ice and club soda or water to a cocktail glass and set aside.

Add rum, vermouth, bitters and ice to a mixing glass.

Stir until well chilled.

Discard ice and club soda or water from cocktail glass.

Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with a maraschino cherry.