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Gigi Vega illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Rising Star Gigi Vega

360 Magazine had the opportunity to ask rising star, Gigi Vega, questions that her fans would want to know. Gigi Vega debuted her hit song “Mistletoe Kiss” taking the holiday music charts by storm. She went viral on TikTok with 10 million views and 15k videos. In addition to writing and producing, GiGi is a dancer and choreographer. Read on to learn more about Gigi!

GIGI VEGA INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: 

1. How has your family inspired you and your music?

GV: I would always do little shows and auditions. My father is a jazz musician. He would play the piano, so I was always surrounded by music, and theater as well. 

2. What or who inspired your song “Watchu Tryna Do?”

GV: It just happened. Actually, had it for a while, but was finally able to come back to it. Originally, the lyrics were supposed to be “in the club”, instead of “in the crib”. But I had to make adjustments due to COVID 19

3. Talk about your producer on this song? 

GV: Jack London. He has worked with the Chainsmokers.

4. Where do you get your ideas for songwriting? 

GV: Melodies just come to me. Melodies come first for me. Lyrics come from everyday life experiences. I’ve always been into dancing and singing. It’s something that just clicked for me, but I got more into it once I started composing my own songs.

5. What charities are you aligned with and why? 

GV: Anti-bullying programs.

6. What acting projects will you be involved with in the future?

GV: I will be in The Drone That Saved Christmas. Production begins in March. After that, I hope the COVID situation improves, so I can be touring.

7. Who are your biggest influences?

GV: Janet Jackson. Definitely into anyone who is super full out, and she is one of them.

8. What advice would you give to a singer starting out?

GV: Don’t let anyone steer you in the direction of what they want you to be – it is not worth it, ever.

9. Talk about your training as a triple threat, what do you do to stay on top? 

GV: Just take a look at my Music video, it is all there. Acting, dancing, singing. I have trained in all three disciplines since I was very young. My dance training was focused on modern dance, but I am schooled in all disciplines. I have always been on stage or behind the camera, so it is second nature.

10. How do you take care of your voice? 

GV: Regular training, like an athlete. Lots of lemon and pineapple juice, as well.

11. If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?

GV: Chris Brown or Jason Derulo. Dancer/singer like I am. Janet – anyone who is full out, as mentioned before.

12. What is on your playlist right now?

GV: Omarion, Michael Jackson, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Pop Smoke, Jason Derulo.

13. Who are you currently watching on TikTok?

GV: Everything that comes across my feed.:)

14. When did you know you wanted to be an entertainer? 

GV: Never thought about anything else. I was on stage from an early age. I made the move from stage to commercial work in my teens. Once I learned how to write solid music, I knew I wanted to record music. It was a process. I spent hundreds of hours in the studio as a kid.

15. What artist did you admire as a child?

 GV: I loved watching Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson is my absolute favorite.

16. Do you play any instruments? 

GV: I pluck out notes on the piano and guitar to help my melodies. Had many lessons and music theory, but I won’t be accompanying myself just yet.

17. What’s your fashion style?

GV: I like more tropical vibes, or casual, put-together vibes, but I always like to switch it up. I can be glam or a Tomboy. Get a girl who can do both.

18. What do you do to relax?

GV: I love fashion, always putting fashion pieces together. I learned to sew as a child, went to classes and camps for years. I was one of those kids who got a new shirt, and then I would go to my room and change the shape and design. I love listening to music and writing. Honestly, writing is my happy space.

19. What other businesses do you plan on starting to promote your brand?

GV: I am very into sneakers and shoes. I have so many different designs in my head that need to come out.

20. What’s the one thing you think everyone could do to make the world a more positive place?

GV: Less judgment of others, especially strangers.

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Ampium – Open Their Eyes

Ampium, is an 18-year-old Australian EDM superstar and his new song, “Open Their Eyes.”

Ampium is innovative in his EDM hits and music production and always staying ahead of the trends with his work.

“I always strive to create music that feels a year ahead, and ‘Open Their Eyes’ sounds like the future. Creating inspiring progressive music is one of my true escapes from day to day life. The message is to empower my generation to do great things.” said Ampium.

“Open Their Eyes” is a House track that explores new creative musical concepts and exemplifies his musical growth over the last few months. In fact, his maturing as an artist has been quite extraordinary over the last six months. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has led to an array of opportunities to create hits with major singer-songwriters and producers from Zhiko, Sam Martin, Sherman De Vires, and local Adelaide acts. In addition, Ampium has the support of many reputable musicians and producers, including Sam Martin, KRUNK, and Jesse James.

His sound is the embodiment of a young man facing his fears to pursue an extraordinary dream. Ampium’s mantra is evident in his music, “The powers we all possess are there for us. Throw caution to the wind, face your fears and you will find the answers.” This fearless message shines in his work ethic and music, especially “Open Their Eyes.”

About Ampium

George Encheff, aka Ampium, is an Electronic Dance Music house musician born and raised in Adelaide South Australia. He is well known locally having played with names such as Vyce Verso & Lunar Society. A massive contributor to George’s production is Mario Spate, Ampium’s lead sound engineer and mentor. He lends his support to the Progressive House community locally and globally and works with independent artists across all genres of music.

The new song will WOW Ampium’s core fans, and exponentially grow his following. It’s a House track that explores new creative musical concepts. His growth as an Artist has been quite extraordinary over the last 6 months. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an array of opportunities to create hits with major singer-songwriters and producers from Zhiko, Sam Martin, Sherman De Vires, local Adelaide acts and playing at Artist shows pre-COVID.

Ampium has an upcoming EP in the works with a planned release for next year. This new work evokes a feeling of connection to the music and involves the listener in an almost ethereal experience. With so much happening in the world right now, Ampium plans to continue collaborating with other musicians and songwriters. In this EP, he hopes to express how his personal challenges can be present in each song and can tell stories about the lives and difficulties faced by Gen Z.

Stream “Open Their Eyes”:

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COACHELLA 2018 LINEUP + MORE

SEE THE WEEKND, BEYONCÉ, EMINEM AND MORE AT COACHELLA

The Coachella lineup is here, and we couldn’t be more excited to head back to Indio this April. We hope you’ll join us! Travel Packages are on sale now, along with a limited amount of on-site lodging packages and Platinum Estates. Explore available Valley Music Travel offerings and the lineup below!

BOOK YOUR TRAVEL PACKAGE NOW

Enjoy the comfort and ease of a Coachella Travel Package, including a three night stay at one of our participating hotels, GA or VIP festival passes, and shuttle transportation between your hotel and Coachella all weekend long.

ALREADY HAVE FESTIVAL PASSES?

 

Valley Music Travel also offers shuttle transportation for those traveling to the action from LAX or select local hotels/landmarks. LAX shuttle passes are on sale now, and Any Line, Anytime shuttle passes go on sale to the public on Friday, January 5 at 12PM PT. Looking for a place to stay overnight? Great local hotel rates are currently available via Coachella’s Official Hotel Accommodations Provider, Curadora, for Weekend 1 and Weekend 2.

THE BUSINESS OF FASHION AND INTERSCOPE RECORDS TEAM UP FOR THE #BoF500 GALA

Blurring the lines of fashion and music, The Business of Fashion and Interscope Records are partnering to present exclusive performances by three of the top new acts in music — BØRNS,6LACK, and Daya — at the after-party for the annual #BoF500 Gala.  In addition to the three performances, singer-songwriter Jacob Banks will perform a stripped down set at the #BoF500 Gala dinner and LA-based electronic duo Oliver and UK act AlunaGeorge will provide DJ sets at the after-party.

“Music and fashion will collide at this year’s #BoF500 gala,” said Imran Amed, founder and chief executive of The Business of Fashion. “There is nothing we love more than to bring people together at a powerful intersection to learn and advance culture.”

“Music and fashion are both industries that sit at the forefront of culture,” said Steve Berman, Vice-Chairman of Interscope Records. “The opportunity to partner with The Business of Fashion to showcase some of our most exciting talent will make for a highlight of New York Fashion Week.“

The invitation-only event celebrates and recognizes the people shaping the global fashion industry, with attendees from over 20 countries around the world. The #BoF500 gala has quickly become one of the pivotal moments of the annual fashion calendar and is being held in New York for the first time.

Guests confirmed to attend the party so far include Selena Gomez, Jared Leto, Karlie Kloss, Halima Aden, Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Andreja Pejic, Jordan Barrett, Ashley Graham, Imaan Hamman, Adwoa Aboah, Kendall Jenner, Lily Aldridge, Liu​ Wen, Lineisy Monteiro, Grace Elizabeth, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Binx Walton, Rila Fukushima, Alek Wek,​ Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez, Kris Van Assche, Trey Laird, Elizabeth Saltzman, ​Ashley Brokaw, James Scully, Carine Roitfeld, Robbie Meyers, Katie Grand, Olivier Zahm, Nadja Swarovski​, Anna Cleveland, Arizona Muse, Caroline Vreeland, Caroline de Maigret, Carolyn Murphy, Chelsea Leyland, Cory Bond, Ezra Miller, Garrett Neff, Harley Viera Newton, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Foley, Kate Davidson Hudson, Langley Fox Hemingway, Leila Yavari, RJ King, Riley Montana, Sara Sampaio, Toni Garrn, and 150+ important influencers from global fashion, music and culture.

WHEN: Saturday, 9th September 2017, 10pm — 2am.

WHERE: PUBLIC ARTS, 215 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

BØRNS: The first of these performers is Garrett Borns, better known by his stage name BØRNS, an American singer-songwriter from Michigan. His debut track “10,000 Emerald Pools” reached #1 on HypeMachine upon release, and “Electric Love” has been praised on Twitter by both Taylor Swift and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. He is the second most-streamed artist of all time through Spotify Discover.

Garrett will be dressed by Gucci.

6LACK: Next up is Atlanta singer and songwriter 6LACK who has been making waves in the music industry with his current single “PRBLMS,” a throbbing, melodic R&B break-up anthem. 6LACK was recently dubbed Apple Music’s New Artist of the Week and was recently featured as one of Rolling Stone’s 10 ‘New Artists You Need To Know’, one of Pigeons and Planes ‘Best New Artists of 2016’, and Billboard’s April ‘Chartbreaker’. He recently wrapped The Weeknd’s ‘Legend of the Fall’ North American Tour with Rae Sremmurd.

6LACK will be dressed by Off White.

Daya: Grace Martine Tandon, professionally known as Daya, is an American singer and songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She released her self-titled debut EP Daya in 2015, including the song “Hide Away” which peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100. She released her debut studio album Sit Still, Look Pretty in 2016 and won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording for “Don’t Let Me Down” with The Chainsmokers.

Daya will be dressed by Brandon Maxwell.