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SZA – I HATE U

Top Dawg Entertainment’s multi-platinum selling, chart-topping and award-winning recording artist SZA, officially releases “I Hate U” today at all DSPs via TDE/RCA Records.

Produced by Rob Bisel, Carter Lang, thankgod4cody and Dylan Patrice, “I Hate U” emerged as a fan favorite after being posted on Soundcloud in August as an “experiment.”

“I Hate U” comes nearly a year after SZA released “Good Days” on Christmas 2020. Grammy-nominated for Best R&B Song, “Good Days” quickly became SZA’s greatest gainer solo single release, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and marking her first time in the chart’s top ten as the main artist.

About SZA

Born in St. Louis and raised in Maplewood, NJ, genre-defying recording artist SZA released her major label debut album Ctrl (TDE/RCA) in 2017. Revered for its raw and honest lyrics, it landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, No. 2 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen Music. The RIAA-certified 2x Platinum album received five Grammy nominations in 2018 and more than half the songs on Ctrl are now certified Platinum and Gold. Her hit song “All the Stars” with Kendrick Lamar from Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By, earned her Oscar (1) and Grammy (4) nominations in 2019. SZA has won various awards since the release of Ctrl including Billboard Music Awards’ Top R&B Female Artist, BET Awards’ Best New Artist, Soul Train Music Awards’ Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Awards’ Best Visual Effects for the “All The Stars” with Kendrick Lamar and NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding New Artist in 2018. In 2019, she won NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding Duo or Group for “All The Stars” with Kendrick Lamar and Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation for the Black Panther Soundtrack. SZA also received Billboard’s 2019 Women in Music Rule Breaker award.

In 2020, SZA released the hypnotic track “Hit Different” featuring Ty Dolla $ign along with the stunning visual that took the internet by storm. To close out the trying year, SZA gifted fans on Christmas Day with the hopeful track “Good Days,” followed by a trippy visual released in March. Grammy-nominated for Best R&B Song, the single quickly became SZA’s greatest gainer solo single release, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and marking her first time in the chart’s top ten as the main artist. To this day, SZA continues to set the standard on creativity and break records with over 7.2 billion streams worldwide across all platforms. Ctrl remains on the Billboard 200 chart since its release in 2017 (over 207 weeks) and holds the record for the longest run for any Black female artist’s debut album.

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Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” Makes History

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” continues to make pop music history this year as the artist’s perennial yuletide standard (cowritten and coproduced by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff in 1994) keeps breaking new records while lighting up the 2021 holiday season.

This December, “All I Want for Christmas is You” became the first and only holiday single to take home the RIAA’s coveted Diamond Award (in recognition of ten million sales and streaming units in the United States).

Listen to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You” here.

“The continued love for my song never ceases to amaze me and fill my heart with a multitude of emotions,” said Mariah. “It blows my mind that ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ has endured different eras of the music industry. The RIAA DIAMOND award?! Wowww! I’m so fortunate to have the greatest fans on Earth, my Lambily, who continue to support my legacy. I love you.”

“Mariah is the Queen of Christmas,” said President of the Commercial Music Group at Sony Music Entertainment, Richard Story. “Her Sony Music family congratulates her on breaking yet another record, and continuing to make history as the first and only artist to achieve this incredible milestone.”

“Mariah Carey is one of the top Gold & Platinum awarded artists of all time, and ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ becoming the only holiday song to achieve Diamond is a remarkable milestone forever etched in music history.  Congratulations and happy holidays to Mariah and her amazing Sony team,” said Mitch Glazier, Chairman and CEO, RIAA.

Carey also spotlights the global fan-favorite “All I Want for Christmas is You” in the Apple TV+ smash-hit, Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, with a show-stopping performance of the record-breaking song, along with her twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe.  On the heels of this exciting news, Carey debuts her all-new holiday extravaganza Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues, premiering globally today and available now on Apple TV+.

On Tuesday, December 7, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) will make two Mariah Carey films, Live at the Tokyo Dome and First Vision, available for digital purchase and rental for the first time in the United States. Showcasing more than 80 minutes of music, including a stunning live version of “All I Want for Christmas is You,” Mariah Carey: Live at the Tokyo Dome captures the artist’s historic first concert in Japan, lensed during her 1996 Daydream World Tour. Mariah Carey: First Vision gives viewers an inside look at Mariah on the cusp of her meteoric rise to superstardom; this 1991 film contains early music videos, behind-the-scenes footage, an interview and songs from her very first live performance at New York’s intimate Tatou Club in 1990. Currently available in the US only, four additional Mariah Carey films–Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square GardenHere is Mariah CareyMariah Carey Around the World and Mariah Carey: MTV Unplugged +3–will be released worldwide via SPE on December 7.

Billboard recently named Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” as the #1 record on their Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs list. The song first cracked the Top 10 of the Hot 100 in December 2017 and, in December 2019, 25 years after its original release, became the second holiday single ever to hit #1 on the Hot 100, breaking the record for longest span from release date to #1. “All I Want for Christmas is You” hit #1 again in 2020, giving it a five week total in the top slot, a new milestone for a holiday recording.

Recorded in August 1994 at The Hit Factory in New York, “All I Want for Christmas is You” was originally released in October 1994 as the first single from Mariah’s Merry Christmas album, a showcase for Mariah’s interpretations of familiar holiday songs alongside the new material she’d composed with co-writer Walter Walter Afanasieff. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” went on to become one of the best-selling singles (of any genre) of all time and the best-selling holiday ringtone in the United States for several years running.

When “All I Want for Christmas is You” hit #1 on the Hot 100 in 2019, it was Mariah’s 19th claim on the top spot, a record for a solo recording artist; when her holiday single hit #1 the following year, Mariah became the first artist to have a Hot 100 # 1 in four separate decades (the 1990s, the 2000s, the 2010s and the 2020s).

Having charted every holiday season since its original release, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You”–which The New Yorker called “one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon”–has become an essential seasonal standard that continues to bring the spirit of Christmas to the hearts of music lovers the world over.

“All I Want for Christmas is You” is Carey’s biggest international success, topping the charts in twenty-six countries including Australia, Canada, France, and Germany. In 2020, the holiday classic topped the charts in the United Kingdom for the first time, spending a record 69 weeks in the UK Top 40 before reaching #1. “All I Want for Christmas is You” is the all-time best-selling Christmas single by a female artist and one of the top-selling physical singles in music history. It’s the first holiday ringtone to be certified double platinum by the RIAA.

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AKU WORLD DEBUTS IN MIAMI

Miami is Aku’s first introduction to the physical world and brings friends and collaborators spanning from leaders in cryptocurrency, NFT creators, art curators and collectors, fashion and streetwear icons, A-list musicians, and Hollywood execs together in one space to explore NFTs from a range of perspectives with real world conversations that bridge the gap between crypto and mainstream culture. 

Conceived by Micah Johnson in February 2021, Aku has since become the first NFT to be optioned for film and television projects and is the first NFT to travel to space. Aku is a conduit to empower the next generation of explorers and dreamers. The visually-stunning, multilayered event showcases the otherworldly dimension of Aku and allows guests to step out of reality and into the metaverse through carefully curated exhibits that blur the lines between NFT technology and IRL experiences:

  • Unique NFTs: Through a partnership with leading cryptocurrency exchange FTX US, attendees will be able to sign up for their own crypto wallet, collect NFTs throughout the space via hidden QR codes, and purchase digital artworks by legendary 3D artist, Raf Grassetti, as well as unique Aku digital works
  • FTX Minting Room: Top-tier ticket holders will have exclusive access to the Minting Room presented by FTX US, where they can create their own 4D-scanned avatar that lives within the Aku universe and mint them into NFTs, which they can later trade, sell or display in their digital wallets.
  • Aku’s Merch Room: Attendees can shop on-site via the Merch Room, which will host three days of exclusive merch collaborations with VIP guest collaborators Pusha-T, Jérôme LaMaar and Aleali May, with each day dedicated to a single limited time, limited edition collection, available for pre-order at the event and online. PORTL, the holoportation and NFT hologram showcase leader, will present the merchandise in four epic hologram units.
  • Aku’s Collection: Aku’s Collection, curated by Art Angels, will tell more of Aku’s story through an art installation for guests to explore and interact with. A special curation of young Black artists including Jade Yasmeen, Asiko, Floyd Strickland, and Solomon Omogboye will be exhibited alongside two new original paintings by Micah Johnson, as well as three screen prints by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Guests will have the opportunity to view and purchase original artworks on-site.
  • Aku’s Helmet: Conceptualized by renowned creative and experiential studio MATTE Projects, the 30,000 square foot space will house a futuristic lifesize art installation of Aku’s Helmet, where guests can experience three otherworldly dimensions of Aku.
  • Blue Room: The Blue Room will host daily panel sessions and conversations led by leaders in art, fashion, music and crypto.

AKU WORLD | DAYTIME PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

Open daily from 12-7 PM

Wynwood Arts 29 |  95 NW 29th St. Miami, FL 33127

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3rd

1:00 PM | Traditional Art and Web 3                                                                                              

Micah Johnson and experts from renowned art galleries and institutions will address the opportunities and challenges surrounding Web 3 and the art world.

Moderator: Micah Johnson (Creator of Aku)

Panelists: Ronnie K. Pirovino (Art collector, Curator and Appraiser), Sophia Cohen (Sales Associate and Artist Liaison, Gagosian)

3:00 PM | Designer Talk                                                                                    

Micah Johnson and Summer Watson will be joined by exclusive Aku World: Miami merch collaborators to talk about all things designer, creativity, streetwear, drop culture and more.

Moderators: Micah Johnson (Creator of Aku) and Summer Watson (President, Vol. 1; Exec Producer, Aku World: Miami) 

Panelists: Pusha-T (Musician), Aleali May (Style Consultant, Model and Designer), Jérôme LaMaar (Creative Director, Designer and Stylist)

4:00 PM | Music and NFTs                                                                                

Summer Watson will be joined by artists and industry execs to discuss NFTs, crypto and the music industry. 

Moderator: Summer Watson (President, Vol. 1; Exec Producer, Aku World: Miami)

Panelists: Mike Spitz (Founder & CEO, Vol. 1), Haleek Maul (Musician), Hugo Renaudin (Co-Founder and CEO of P00LS), SassyBlack (Musical Artist), Latashá Alcindor (Artist Community Lead, ZORA)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4th

1:00 PM | Future of Media: Web 3                                                                                  

Clint Kisker will be joined by leading film and media executives to discuss the opportunities in web 3.

Moderator: Clint Kisker (Co-Founder, Madison Wells Media)

Panelists: Kiri Hart (Film Executive, Writer and Producer), Logan Coles (Writer, Producer and Director), Stephen Feder (Film and TV Producer)

3:00 PM | Fireside Chat                                                                     

One-on-one conversation between Micah Johnson (Creator of Aku) and Roham Gharegozlou (CEO, Dapper Labs)

4:00 PM | ‘The Wolf of All Streets’ Podcast                                                                                   

Scott Melker, aka the Wolf of All Streets, will speak with prolific leaders from the worlds of crypto, trading, finance, music, art, and more.

Moderator: Scott Melker (Host of The Wolf of All Streets Podcast)

Panelists: Special guests to be announced

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BRUNO MARTINI REMAKES BRING ME TO LIFE

Bruno Martini was still a teenager when Amy Lee’s voice conquered the world with “Fallen”, Evanescence’s first album. The hit “Bring Me to Life”, was one of the songs on the album, and marked a generation becoming one of the band’s biggest hits. Now, 18 years later, fans of the group can get a remake of the iconic song by the hands of Bruno Martini. Invited by David Hodges, former Evanescence’s member and one of the authors of “Bring Me to Life”, Bruno brings the song back to the scene with a whole new look. Listen to it here

The music video features Brazilian actress Vanessa Giácomo sharing the stage with Martini on a story filled with fiction and lights. Vanessa appears with a futuristic look inside a pyramid, matching its aesthetics with the new sound Bruno brought to the song. The music video was shot in the countryside of São Paulo.

The idea of bringing new life to the song came from David Hodges during the pandemic. The musician contacted Martini’s team, who soon accepted the challenge of working on the song that marked his teenage years. The new “Bring Me to Life” has David Hodges on the vocals, bringing a nostalgic feeling to the project. David’s voice was crafted by Bruno, who brought new contours to the track, creating a more modern sound with an electronic atmosphere.

BRUNO´S HITS

Bruno Martini is becoming one of the go-to producers in Brazil. With an extensive resume playing on some of the biggest festivals around the world, he has worked with stars such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Becky Hill. He was the first Brazilian artist to make work with the legendary American producer Timbaland. His numbers are impressive. He has over 1.3 billion streams on Spotify, more than 600 million views on YouTube, and Diamond, Platinum, and Gold certificates worldwide. He has worked with some of today’s biggest Brazilian acts such as Luísa Sonza, IZA, Alok, Vitor Kley, Dennis DJ, and many more.

Recently, Bruno released the song “Where’d U Go” featuring Cat Dealers. He also remixed the iconic song from Netflix hit series “La Casa de Papel”, “Bella Ciao,” invited by the actress Najwa Rimri, who plays inspector Alicia Sierra in the series. Earlier this year, Bruno released “Original,” a 17-track full album, filled with female voices, such as IZA, Becky Hill, Luísa Sonza, Mayra, Carol Biazin and ex-Now United’s Diarra Sylla. The album still brings a collab with Bruno’s longtime friend and music partner Zeeba, whose voice became famous on Bruno Martini’s worldwide hit “Hear Me Now”.

ABOUT ASTRALWERKS:

Established in New York City and now finding its new home in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, Astralwerks was the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. Having reached a milestone of 25 years, Astralwerks has quickly become a modern, artist-first label with a true focus on nurturing talent across the electronic genre and beyond. Acting with a scalable, independent, and global thinking mentality with the capability to tap into the resources of a major label, has allowed Astralwerks to retain and sign up-and-coming artists such as Illenium, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, Sigma and Axwell /\ Ingrosso. As a testament to this pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many more.

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DJ SNAKE × FUTURE

DJ SNAKE TAPS FUTURE FOR SPECIAL NEW VERSION OF “U ARE MY HIGH” 

Multi-platinum producer DJ Snake has recruited Future for a new version of “U Are My High” available via Interscope Records. Adding another dimension to this intoxicating banger, DJ Snake breathes fresh fire into the track. With a sample from iconic The Gap Band, the production instantly captivates as Future pulls up with an otherworldly verse and entrancing melody, blasting off with the hook. Watch the visualizer.

Earlier this summer, DJ Snake dropped “U Are My High” in its original incarnation “You Are My High.” Emerging as one of the year’s most viral dance songs, the latter exploded on TikTok, appearing in over 2.5 million user videos and tallying a staggering 4 billion-plus views. Meanwhile, it has cracked 100 million streams, posting up north of 300K streams daily on Spotify alone. It also continues a history of collaboration between these two superstars, dating back to DJ Snake’s historic headlining set at Ultra Miami 2017 when Future turned up as a surprise guest.

The most listened to French artist in the world, DJ Snake has also announced an exceptional hometown show in a place very symbolic to him: PSG’s Parc des Princes Stadium on June 11, 2022. A football fan and huge supporter of Paris-Saint-Germain, he will be the first to bring concerts to life in this legendary venue, which has not hosted a musical event for over 10 years. Tickets are on sale for the general public starting Friday, December 3rd at 10AM French local time (CET).

Watch the teaser video.

This fall, Snake continues to deliver unforgettable live performances across North America. Beyond holding it down with his residency at Zouk in Las Vegas, NV, he appears at festivals such as Decadence Festival in Denver and Phoenix on December 30, and finally Lights All Night Festival in Dallas, TX to ring in the New Year on December 31. Check out the full itinerary of confirmed dates below!

Tickets are available to buy here.

DJ SNAKE 2021 TOUR DATES: 

12/16 Saudi Arabia   Soundstorm Festival

12/28 New York, NY   Marquee

12/29 Los Angeles, CA  Academy

12/30 Denver, CO & Phoenix, AZ Decadence Festival

12/31 Dallas, TX   Lights All Night Festival

1/1 Las Vegas, NV  Zouk

ABOUT DJ SNAKE:

DJ Snake made his full-length debut with Encore, a 2016 album that reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart and debuted in the top 10 around the world. Since scoring his first #1 with the four-times-platinum “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin Bieber, DJ Snake has triumphed with such colossal hits as “You Know You Like It” (with AlunaGeorge), “Lean On” (with Major Lazer, featuring MØ), and “Taki Taki” ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B. With its title translating to “the freedom to do whatever one chooses,” his sophomore album Carte Blanche arrived in July 2019 and shot to #1 on Billboard’s US Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, in addition to reaching the top 50 on the Billboard 200. Thanks to the tremendous success of “Let Me Love You,” “Lean On,” and “Taki Taki,” DJ Snake now holds the distinction of being one of only two dance artists in the world to have three songs amass more than a billion streams on Spotify.

U2 ACHTUNG BABY 30TH ANNIVERSARY

U2 Releases Achtung Baby 30th Anniversary Vinyl + Digital Box Set

“[Achtung Baby]… U2’s daring descent into darkness” – Robert Hilburn, LA Times

360 readers should check out both the vinyl release and the never-before seen tracks from the new 50-track digital box set that was released on December 3, 2021!

Island Records, Interscope, and UMe announced the 30th Anniversary Edition release of U2’s seminal album Achtung Baby, which will see a special Standard and Deluxe vinyl release on November 19, ahead of a 50-track digital boxset available December 3, 2021. 

Thirty years ago, Bono described Achtung Baby as “the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree” while Jon Pareles of the New York Times wrote that “stripped-down and defying its old formulas, U2 has given itself a fighting chance for the 1990’s”. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance and became one of the most significant records of the nineties and of U2’s career.

Recorded over six months at Hansa Studio in Berlin and Windmill Lane in Dublin, Achtung Baby is U2’s seventh studio album. Produced by long-time U2 collaborators Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno with Steve Lillywhite, Achtung Baby was engineered by Flood and released on November 18, 1991. Lead by The Fly, four other singles followed: Mysterious Ways, One, Even Better Than The Real Thing, and Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses. Watch HERE.  

The bonnet of the Trabant will be auctioned at Phillips, London, on December 9, as part of their New Now sale, with proceeds going to the Berlin Institute for Sound and Music. 

Achtung Baby (30th Anniversary Edition) is available on Standard black vinyl and Deluxe color vinyl on November 19, with Achtung Baby (2018 Remaster) and Achtung Baby (Unter Remixes) also available digitally that day. A 50-track digital boxset – to include Uber Remixes, Unter Remixes, B-Sides with 22 tracks never-before available digitally – will be released on December 3, 2021.  

U2 X-Radio, the band’s SiriusXM channel, will this month present an Achtung Baby special to include interviews with band members and album collaboration Daniel Lanois, Flood, and Anton Corbijn.

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Mati Gomez × Emilia Mernes – Tu Debilidad

Artists Mati Gomez and Emilia Mernes have teamed up for the release of “Tu Debilidad” under Sony Music Latin/La Industria, accompanied by a music video. The song was produced by Gabriel E. Gonzalez and “Rec808″/Silverio Lozada. The video was directed by Santiago Lafee.

“It is a song that I really enjoyed with Emilia, beyond that is something that has happened to all of us, it connected us right away and we gave it our all when we sang it,” says Mati. “I am a dreamer who seeks to identify with many people in the world. I love different things and with this song we want to propose something very fresh and vibrant, something that will change moods! A song that I dedicate to couples who are having unnecessary bad times, this is the song that will remind you that the good often prevails and that it is worth trying and trying even more so when you know that this person is your weakness.”

The project comes after the release of “Verte,” which has over 452 thousand views on YouTube. He also dropped “Mi Viejo” in June which has reached over 522 million views.

The Chilean singer was signed by Juan Diego Medina “El Ciego” for the label La Industria Inc in 2019. Under the label, he has released singles like “Hola Ma” and “Como Nunca” as well as collaborations with MYA for the song and video “Vuelta al Mundo,” and the remix for the song “Yo no se” with Nicky Jam and Reik.

About Emilia Mernes

Maria Emilia Mernes Rueda, also known as Emilia Mernes, is an Argentine singer-songwriter, model, actress, and author. She rose to fame in 2016 as the lead singer of the cumbia-pop group Rombai. She left the band after two years to focus on her solo career and in 2019 she signed with label Sony Music Latin and management company WK Entertainment. That same year her debut single “Recalienta” was released and peaked at number 68 on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100.

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aldn × midwxst – Go Away

Reston, VA artist aldn has been consistently rolling out incredible visuals from his debut EP, predictable (released November 17). The music video for “Go Away” is released. The collaborative track with fellow hyperpop artist midwxst is sullen and captures the emotions and feelings around a deceptive love and relationships that drag on beyond its expiry date. Directed by John Peterson, the video is shot in the streets of New York and features the real-life best friends in reverse. Watch the video above or via link HERE

midwxst and I shot the video the same day as the Overcast N Friends show, had a fun time running and gunning different shots basically planning the video out as we went. So happy with how it turned out,” said aldn.

Fans will be able to catch “Go Away” live as aldn joins Glaive’s upcoming national tour that will kick off in February alongside midwxst. 

About aldn

Twenty-year-old aldn has been prolific in the hyperpop community for his production skills, but it wasn’t until he started laying his own vocals to the self-produced beats that it took off for the Reston, VA artist. aldn’s music turns pop songwriting on its head and finds a way to get stuck with the listener for hours on end. With its glitchy production and saccharine like melodies, aldn’s dark world is inverted through his music. While growing up in the urban jungle of Reston, he was exposed to the work of The Smiths, Radiohead, Skrillex, and deadmau5 through his brother and father. At the age of 11, he taught himself how to use an Ableton launchpad and imitate lo-fi beats. From there, he began making lo-fi and rap beats and releasing them on Soundcloud while quarantining with friends at Virginia Commonwealth University. As the whole world transitioned to a virtual existence, he turned to Discord for a sense of community which is where his breakout hit “glittr” gained massive traction—the remastered version now racks up over three million plays on Spotify. In 2021, he dropped the greenhouse EP which saw collaborations with glaive (“what was the last thing u said”), midwxst (“happy ever after”) and renforshort (“dog eat dog”). Finding inspiration in filmmaker Gaspar Noé to shapeshifting artists like Crystal Castles, Yung Lean, and Bladee, aldn’s upcoming debut EP switches gears in favor of being even more experimental in a lane of his own.

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Allison Wonderland – Fuck U Love U

Alison Wonderland, one of electronic music’s most adored producer/DJ’s, closes out 2021 with her new single “Fuck U Love U.” The song is a masterclass in tension and relief with a tough as nails hook and Alison’s stargazing, fragile vocals more ‘upfront’ than ever. Listen HERE and watch the lyric video, which was directed by electro-pop singer/producer/songwriter Elohim, HERE.

Excitement hit fever pitch after Alison teased the track at her multi-night sold out Red Rocks shows and her strong performance at Lollapalooza. “Fuck U Love U,” inspired by the sounds of Kanye and Whyte Fang, is a soaring and spiritual track which highlights themes of polarity and duality of man as Alison sings of her journey through the music industry. 

Alongside writing, recording, and producing furiously from lockdown, 2020/2021 has been far from a write-off for Alison. She created a five-star sanctuary in Animal Crossing, talked paranormal stuff with Loserfruit on Twitch, did a number of acclaimed sets from lockdown e.g., Digital Mirage + Lollapalooza, continued producing her globally broadcast radio show Radio Wonderland plus started a side hustle as a Youtuber. Earlier this year Alison ventured into the NFT space going live with a fantasy themed NFT project called ‘Wonderquest.’ You can read more about it: HERE.  Alison sold over $3 MILLION AUD in the initial sale and for a period the collection was Top 20 in the world. One of the rare “dragons” originally sold for $350 AUD now sells for over 10K AUD.

About Alison Wonderland

Since emerging in 2009, Alison Wonderland‘s sound has quietly inched towards mainstream ubiquity as the sonic sorceress received the “Highest Female DJ Billing Ever at Coachella,” captured #1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart twice consecutively (debut album ‘Run’ and sophomore album ‘Awake), headlined sold out arenas around the globe plus headlined stages at the biggest festivals in the world, and clocked upwards of 500   million streams.

Grinding it out with regular night club sets around Australia and a series of remixes for everyone from Little Dragon to Justin Bieber, she ignited an international splash in 2015 with the full-length debut, Run. Not only did it reach gold status down under, but it earned a pair of nominations at the ARIA Awards. Arriving with a bang, she made her live introduction stateside at Coachella. Fast forward to 2017, she achieved the “Best New Artist” honor at the first-ever Electronic Dance Music Awards, while her remix of Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” soared to #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts.

Alison‘s 2018 sophomore effort, Awake, levelled up every element. She joined forces with an all-star cast of collaborators such as Joel Little [Lorde], Illangelo [The Weeknd], Party Favor [Mad Decent], and longtime cohort Lido. She teamed up with innovators including Chief Keef on “Dreamy Dragon” and Trippie Redd on “High.” The record became the multi-talented phenomenon’s second straight #1 bow on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart as “Church” leapt past the 14 million-mark on Spotify in a few months’ time, leading her to become Billboard Dance’s ‘Breakout Artist of 2018’ and the magazine’s 2019 Dance Issue cover star.

In 2019, between headline slots at festivals around the world, Alison also played her own headline concerts which sold over 100,000 tickets globally ߝ most recently selling out two acclaimed shows at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado (filmed in multi-camera 4K VR) in addition to producing and self-promoting her own worldwide ‘Wonderland Warehouse Project’ tour.

Simultaneously, Alison’s Radio Wonderland show clocked 5 million-plus iTunes downloads as well as broadcasting to over 20 countries and featuring prominently on the Sirius XM channel Diplo’s Revolution.

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U2 × THIERRY NOIR

AN INSTALLATION IN CELEBRATION OF ACHTUNG BABY

HANSA STUDIOS, BERLIN: November 19 – 26

“[Achtung Baby]… U2’s daring descent into darkness” – Robert Hilburn, LA Times

Island Records, Interscope, and UMe announced the 30th Anniversary Edition release of U2’s seminal album Achtung Baby, which will see a special Standard and Deluxe vinyl release on November 19, ahead of a 50-track digital boxset available December 3, 2021. 

Thirty years ago, Bono described Achtung Baby as “the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree” while Jon Pareles of the New York Times wrote that “stripped-down and defying its old formulas, U2 has given itself a fighting chance for the 1990’s”. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance and became one of the most significant records of the nineties and of U2’s career.

Recorded over six months at Hansa Studio in Berlin and Windmill Lane in Dublin, Achtung Baby is U2’s seventh studio album. Produced by long-time U2 collaborators Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno with Steve Lillywhite, Achtung Baby was engineered by Flood and released on November 18, 1991. Lead by The Fly, four other singles followed: Mysterious Ways, One, Even Better Than The Real Thing, and Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses. Watch HERE.  

In celebration of Achtung Baby’s anniversary, the band have collaborated with Berlin-based French artist Thierry Noir (the first artist to paint on the Berlin Wall) for a special one-off installation at the legendary Hansa Studios in Kreuzberg. Thirty years ago, the band commissioned Noir to paint a series of now iconic Trabant cars, which featured on the album artwork, as well 1991’s Zoo TV Tour. U2 x THIERRY NOIR sees Noir return with a newly painted Trabant for 2021, as well as an exclusive mural painted on a section of the Berlin wall. 

The bonnet of the Trabant will be auctioned at Phillips, London, on December 9, as part of their New Now sale, with proceeds going to the Berlin Institute for Sound and Music. 

Achtung Baby (30th Anniversary Edition) is available on Standard black vinyl and Deluxe color vinyl on November 19, with Achtung Baby (2018 Remaster) and Achtung Baby (Unter Remixes) also available digitally that day. A 50-track digital boxset – to include Uber Remixes, Unter Remixes, B-Sides with 22 tracks never-before available digitally – will be released on December 3, 2021.  

U2 X-Radio, the band’s SiriusXM channel, will this month present an Achtung Baby special to include interviews with band members and album collaboration Daniel Lanois, Flood, and Anton Corbijn.