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Maria Becerra inside 360 Magazine.

SPOTLIGHT ON MARÍA BECERRA

María Becerra is a tour de force. The Argentinian songstress, known as “la nena de Argentina” released her second EP in 2021, embracing and experimenting with hip-hop, reggaeton, trap, R&B, salsa, and more to craft her new sound. Described as a “leading voice in Argentina’s urban pop movement,” Becerra is a star on the rise. As the first Latin artist signed to indie American record label 300 Entertainment and with a Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist pending, it is clear despite her successes already, she is only just beginning. She sat down to answer a few questions for 360 Magazine including how she got her start in music, the story behind her nickname, her influences, and what to expect from her in 2022.

How would you describe your style of music?

I believe I have a very melodic and versatile musical style. In the studio, we always try to ensure that each song has a varied melodic line, with different degrees of nuances. Above all, we aspire to make a melody that sounds familiar and enjoyable to the public. I have experimented with several genres and in all of them, I was able to find how to make my own style fit within them. I hear they call me ‘the Queen of Weeping,” which makes me laugh. I have many songs that are for dogging and dancing, and others that are a bit sadder.

How did you first become interested in creating music?

From a very young age, art was important to me; I learned how to sing, act and dance as a child. In my home, we listened to a lot of music. For a while, I did covers of famous songs as I learned. I think I was absorbing different music and styles to the point where I felt the need to start expressing myself with my own works. Despite this desire, I was not 100% confident in my abilities yet and had many insecurities. I was afraid of how the public would receive my music and doubted if this was my true path. Luckily, things turned out in a positive way. Today, I have no doubts that yes, I was born to create music and it brings me a lot of joy.

Which songs are you most proud of?

Mm, they are all special to me and fill me with pride. It is difficult for me to pick just one. If I had to choose one, my first instinct is to say Ademas De Mi or Mi Debilidad, that song is very significant to me as an artist. I cried a lot while making it and recording the video.

You were a Youtuber before becoming a singer. How was the experience of transitioning from an influencer to an artist?

YouTube was a beautiful experience, and I am grateful that the opportunity was a positive one. The change in my life was progressive over time. Being on YouTube allowed me the chance for people to get to know me, while I gained confidence and worked on my own fears as a public person. Obviously, my life and my career are now on another path but having the experience of being a YouTuber served as the foundation for everything that has gone on to happen in my life.

What is your favorite fan moment?

My favorite moments are when my fans tell me everything in my music speaks to them. It’s amazing how something I pour so much love into in the studio can reach so many people and positively influence their lives. In live concerts, we would raise up different fans to speak with them, and at one performance a girl told us that with my song ‘Tell Me How I Do,’ she declared her love to her girlfriend. I found it beautiful. Those moments fill me with incredible happiness.

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How does it feel to have reached this level of popularity so young?

It still doesn’t feel real. It is incredible to me, but I just try and take things one day at a time. I try to appreciate the small things and remain the humble girl I’ve always been because that’s still who I am. I surround myself a lot with my friends, my family, and my pets who are my rocks – they remind me of where I come from and who I am.

Why do you refer to yourself as the Girl from Argentina?

In general, it is known that many of the best discoveries occur accidentally, and this was no exception. When we recorded Animal with Cazzu, in the song’s lyrics I sing “Las Nenas de Argentina,” as if referring to the two of us. Apparently, when people listened, they heard “La nena de Argentina” and everyone loved that I referred to myself that way. From there, I started to use it as my brand, and I feel it gives me a special power for communicating to the world my music and I are made and from Argentina.

Who are your influences?

Wow, so many artists! I especially love and admire Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, and Rihanna. They are very important role models to me. I watch their shows and videos a lot.

How did it feel to join a label as prestigious as 300 Entertainment?

I am honored and very happy to work with them. They have always been supportive, even affectionate, towards me. Unfortunately, their office is in Los Angeles, so we don’t have the opportunity to see each other that often, but when we do it’s always a special moment. I know the whole team at 300 takes care of me and wants the best for me, so I respect them and thank them very much.

Your most recent EP blended many different genres. Which genres would you like to experiment with in the future?

I like Bachata, and I think more songs like this are coming from me. Yet as I said before, I don’t want to pigeonhole myself. I love to experiment with different genres and different sounds, and that is what is important to me as I create music today. So, in 2022 you and all my fans can be surprised with what I come out with next.

What can we expect to see from you in the future?

I feel like 2022 is going to be a great year. My team and I are working hard to make it so. I’m locked in the studio, and many of the songs we are currently working on are tremendous. I am already anxious for people to listen to them. This year, a new album is coming, as well as trips and several shows in Argentina and Europe. We hope to reach many places and have everyone dance and sing to my music.

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Martin Jensen × Cheat Codes × Theresa Rex – Running

Producer/DJ Martin Jensen kicks off 2022 with new collaboration “Running” alongside Los Angeles-based electronic trio Cheat Codes and Danish singer Theresa Rex. The single is the follow-up to Martin Jensen and Theresa Rex’s hit “Solo Dance.” Listen to “Running” HERE, out now via Astralwerks

The musical synergy from the collective artists on the collaboration is palpable as “Running” ignites into a primed dancefloor player. Addictive and memorable, thanks to warm piano tones and Theresa Rex’s vocal, which is snappy and is striking from the first listen.

Cheat Codes have expertly crafted countless electronic music anthems, spanning dance, pop, hip-hop, and alternative. A formula has seen them excel in the streaming world, clocking in over 6 billion total streams, amounting to them being one of the “Top 200 Most Listened to Artists in the World”. The LA-based trio that consists of Kevin Ford, Trevor Dahl, Matthew Russell has also collaborated with a string of high-profile artists that include Afrojack, Wiz Khalifa, Travis Barker, Tove Styrke and Demi Lovato.

Cheat Codes said, “We are excited to kick off 2022 with ‘Running’ alongside our friends Martin and Theresa, we wanted to bring as much positivity and vibrance into the production and accomplish something anthemic! We hope everyone had a Happy New Year and are ready to hit the ground RUNNING in 2022.”

Danish singer Theresa Rex is the voice behind numerous hits, working with great artists like Jonas Blue, Alle Farben, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. However, perhaps her most significant success came in her team up with Martin Jensen on the wildly popular “Solo Dance,” Martin’s breakthrough single, which stands at over 653 million streams on Spotify alone. 

On the collaboration, Rex says, “It was so special working with Martin and the whole team again. It has been a moment since ‘Solo Dance’ came out, but I think that ‘Running’ is the perfect follow up and adding Cheat Codes to the mix has made it pure magic.”

Martin Jensen added, “The energy working with this whole team was incredible. Reuniting with Theresa meant we had to do something extraordinary, so who better to do that with than our good friends Cheat Codes.”

Jensen enjoyed a stellar 2020, capping off the year with two epic homecomings Me, Myself, Live shows in November, a year in the making and the evolution of his Me, Myself, Online shows launched during the lockdown to keep connected to his fans. Martin also returned for his second series as a judge on the Danish X-Factor series, where he remains the first DJ to do so. Martin also had a great year on the music front, receiving BBC Radio 1 support on his single “Can’t Come To The Phone” with Amber Van Day and N.F.I and releasing “Make My Mind Go,” with Rompasso, FAULHABER and JONASU.

BEAUZ – RAVE GAME

Beijing based dance duo BEAUZ release their new EP, RAVE GAME. Listen HERE. The EP contains three dancefloor hits, “RAVE GAME,“ “LOUD,“ and “WE GUCCI.“ The title track “RAVE GAME “ is a playful banger that signifies BEAUZ‘s ambition to go from the throne of dance pop to claiming royalty on the dance floor. With its memorable and hard-hitting bassline, this infectious tune chronicles the magic of festivals and the adventures within. BEAUZ collaborated with NINEONE#, one of China ‘s most popular singers/rappers on “RAVE GAME,“ mixing their party-ready beat backdrop with her velvety vocals.

About BEAUZ

Beijing based dance duo BEAUZ, (pronounced bowz), composed of BSY and JSY are versatile, classy rockstars who decide their own destiny. They have released hundreds of tracks and combining modern electronic music styles and Asian music elements, they broke music boundaries and introduced a brand-new music genre, PsyPop, to the EDM world.

In 2021, BEAUZ joined China‘s hit survival show Youth With You Season 3 as promising trainees. They made history as the first electronic music DJ duo to participate in the show. They performed their original song, “Heartbreaker,” on stage, which received countless support from fans, showcasing their recognizable voice and impressive singing skills. Through the show, they broadened their fan base and introduced electronic music to a bigger stage. The group later hit number 55 on DJ Mag‘s “Top 100 DJs poll,” marking the highest-ranking Asia act on the poll.

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Coachella Lineup

Coachella returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA for two weekends set for April 15-17 and April 22-24, 2022, with Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Ye, Swedish House Mafia, 88Rising’s Head in the Clouds Forever, and more performing both weekends. (Full lineup as of January 12 below) 

Register now for the weekend two presale and receive a unique code to purchase passes starting Friday, January 14 at 10 am PT. This is a presale and does not guarantee pass type, packages, or camping.

YouTube returns in 2022 as the official Livestream partner for both Coachella weekends on the festival’s official YouTube channel, marking its tenth year streaming the fest to millions of music fans around the world. 

Official Hotel Travel Packages are available for weekend one and weekend two, sold exclusively through Valley Music Travel. For more festival information and updates, please visit their website.

The complete Coachella lineup in ABC order is as follows:

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REZZ × MENACE

Electronic dance DJ/ producer Rezz released her new track “Menace” via Rezz Music/RCA Records on January 7, 2022.  The track serves as a bonus track on her latest album Spiral that hit the scene in November. Listen HERE.

The Canadian DJ/ producer is known for her original sound with gerne-altering electronic pieces. Released in 2019, Rezz’s first independent project Beyond the Senses EP attracted media from Alternative Press, SPIN and Billboard, who all referred to the EP as “her most impactful project to date.” The EP received The JUNO Award for Electronic Album of the Year in 2020. Accumulating tens of millions of streams, selling out major venues and headlining festivals around the world, Rezz is a force to be reckoned with, and “Menace” adds to the list of her groundbreaking works.

Rezz has been giving sneak peeks of the track “Menace” during live performances awaiting the official release of the track. Speaking about the new track, Rezz says, “this is one of my personal favorites ! Whenever I play it live it feels very climactic and like we’ve all achieved a victory of some sort lol”

Rezz’s fourth album Spiral was reviewed by EDM.com as “…REZZ’s most cohesive work yet. The album captures her signature sound beautifully while simultaneously showcasing her growth and versatility as a music producer.” The album includes popular songs like “Chemical Bond” with Deathpact, “Taste of You” with Dove Cameron and “Sacrificial” with PVRIS. Your EDM described “Taste of You” as “an absolute earworm,” while Alternative press regarded “Sacrificial” as “the perfect blend of both artists’ strengths and distinct artistry.”

Rezz begins her North American “Spiral Tour” on February 4, 2022, in Vancouver, BC. Tour dates will be listed below, and can be purchased HERE.

“Spiral Tour” Dates

Feb 4 – PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC

Feb 18 – Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI

Feb 19 – Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Feb 25 – Armory, Minneapolis, MN

Feb 26 – Factory, St. Louis, MO

Mar 4 – Terminal 5, New York, NY

Mar 5 – Terminal 5, New York, NY

Mar 11 – The Met, Philadelphia, PA

Mar 12 – Echostage, Washington, DC

Mar 18 – Riverworks, Buffalo, NY

Mar 19 – Express Live!, Columbus, OH

Apr 1 – Bayou, Houston, TX

Apr 2 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX

Apr 30 – Frost Amp, Stanford, CA

May 13 – WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA

May 14 – Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR

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Alison Wonderland × Fear of Dying

Admired electronic music artist Alison Wonderland unveiled her most recent single and video “Fear of Dying.” Listen HERE.

Written and produced by Alison, throughout the song she navigates the worries that are attached with the feeling of fear attached with losing someone you truly love. The music video, directed by Brandon Dremer, follows the process of Alison facing her past to start a new chapter in her life. Through the video, she takes a ride through the streets of Los Angeles with the 2018 purple-haired version of herself that surfaced from her album Awake. Watch the video HERE.

Fear of Dying” follows Alison’s single “Fuck U Love U,” which was praised by Billboard. For the upcoming year of 2022, Alison has revealed various festival dates including Ultra and an April 1 show she will be headlining at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Tickets for the Shrine show can be purchased HERE.

Alison Wonderland has been in the electronic music scene since 2009, and has had quite the career thus far. From being awarded the Highest Female DJ Billing Ever at Coachella, reaching the No.1 spot on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart twice in a row (with her albums Run and Awake) to headlining sold out festivals around the world; Alison is a respected artist working in the industry.

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JAGMAC – We Found Love

Multi-talented sibling pop group JAGMAC has released their new single, “We Found Love,” via Unitas Entertainment/ONErpm. The bright, effervescent track captures the feeling of falling in love and was inspired by the beauty and lifestyle of Miami. Press HERE to listen/stream. Co-written with 3-time Grammy nominated songwriter Lord Afrixana (Beyonce, Pharrell Williams) and produced by Mike Molina (Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Fifth Harmony, Jennifer Lopez), “We Found Love” creates an unforgettable atmosphere leaving listeners enchanted with its infectious pop hook and rhythmic, uplifting melodies.

“Our new single ‘We Found Love’ was written and produced in the heart of South Florida,” shares JAGMAC. “We were inspired by beautiful tropical weather, people, and the culture of Miami. ‘We Found Love’ is a love story that everyone can relate to!”

JAGMAC has also announced their return to the west coast when they perform on Saturday, October 30th at The Mint LA in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets are on sale now. Press HERE to purchase.

About JAGMAC

Growing up in a large, lively Filipino-Polish-American household, the six-piece, whose name comes from the first initial of its members’ names from youngest to oldest: Jared, Angelique, Gabriel, Manjo, Alyssa and CJ, discovered the shared power of their talents and bright personalities as a unit and began bringing their vision as a musical group to life, delivering music with the power to resonate in every corner of the globe. By integrating sounds, styles, and spirits from around the world, JAGMAC inspires culture and music to move as one. To date, the group has tallied over 3 million YouTube views, 2.6 million Spotify streams, and received media acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Hollywood Life, KTLA, Just Jared Jr, J-14, Tiger Beat, AXS, and Substream Magazine among others. Recognizing a collective power to unite even the most seemingly disparate of vibes, the siblings have also garnered an incredible following on TikTok, accumulating over 71 million views and 740K followers.

Combining their love for pop, dance music, hip-hop, and rap, JAGMAC’s explosive, upbeat songs are impossible to categorize as any single genre. Instead, the group’s music is connected by a simple mission: to spread positivity. They’ve been successful in this mission with their hit, feel-good songs taking them to arenas and stadiums around the globe, sharing the stage with the likes of The Chainsmokers, CNCO, Becky G, and Ava Max, in addition to performing at Arthur Ashe Stadium at the US Open, Times Square for Wonderama hosted by David Osmond (nephew of Donny and Marie Osmond) and co-hosted by Coco and Breezy, and London’s iconic O2 Arena opening for Little Mix on their U.K. tour.

Since forming the band in 2014, one performance after another paved the way for JAGMAC’s quiet rise independently. Upon release, their single “Soldiers” reached #1 on Billboard‘s Breakout Chart for Dance Club Songs, peaked at #15 on the Dance Club Songs Chart, and #5 on the Commercial Pop Chart. In 2018, JAGMAC released their debut EP featuring title track Right Back With You” which shot to #6 on the Commercial Pop Top 30 in the UK and #3 on the Upfront CLUB Top 30 UK. That same year, the band was crowned Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing placing them in good company with alumni such as Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Alessia Cara, and Why Don’t We. They soon returned with their sophomore EP, Like A Band, featuring lead single and title track “Like A Band” which launched to over 1 million streams and received support from Sirius XM and Spotify on the Pop Remix, Happy Beats, and Dance Rising playlists. “We Found Love” is the latest in a string of singles from the band joining “MASARAP” which pays tribute to their Filipino heritage and “Motivation” as it speaks to the moments that inspire the band to continue chasing their dreams.

For JAGMAC, 2022 is looking to be their biggest year yet, thanks to a new management partnership with Jeffery David of Cranberry Management, who guided multi-platinum band Echosmith to worldwide status. “I am so excited about all things JAGMAC and what they are about. The songs are so good and what they stand for is something the world really needs right now which is LOVE,” shares David.

It’s safe to say, JAGMAC shows no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned for even more new music from the band coming soon!

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Mufasa × Hypeman × Dopamine

Following the runaway success of the viral single “Friday”–which has garnered a staggering half a billion streams, shot to the Top 5 in the UK and been certified platinum with over 750,000 UK sales – the exciting duo Mufasa & Hypeman recently teamed up again with DJ/producer collective Dopamine for their new single ‘Weekend’ via Ministry Of Sound Recordings/RCA Records. They release the video for the single which sees Mufasa & Hypeman travelling back in time to an ‘80s house party with a special throwback performance from Dopamine.

The Alexander Lamburini directed visual is the perfect pairing for the infectious single “Weekend” which was released in time for the August Bank Holiday weekend and offers a sprinkling of nostalgia with its reworking of Madonna’s 80s pop classic “Holiday.” Hypeman & Mufasa, with Dopamine on production and vocals, have set the agenda for many weekends to come with the addictive track that has already racked up over two million streams since release and been added to playlists on Capital FM and Kiss FM and received numerous plays on Radio 1 Dance Anthems.

Speaking on the single, Mufasa said: “We wanted to do something different and pay homage to Madonna with the 80s classic song, ‘Holiday’ but with our little twist. We decided to declare the weekend a Holiday because who doesn’t love the weekend?” Hypeman said: “We always try to be better than our last and with this new single, I know we did just that. Creating the weekend was not only fun for us, but relatable for everyone around the world” Dopamine vocalist Sam Harper added: ‘It feels like the right time to bring joy to the world by getting everybody back on the dancefloor. We’ve been working hard to capture that energy in our records and can’t wait to see everyone’s reactions.” Dopamine DJ, Ethan Porte added: “I can’t wait to start playing this one in my sets. If ‘Friday’ is anything to go by, people are going to love this one”

Mufasa & Hypeman are the unlikely duo that shot to global fame following the release of their iconic viral adaptation of MK’s legendary remix for Nightcrawlers’ club classic ‘Push The Feeling On’. The video has spread joy to millions of people around the world during lockdown and became an instant hit on TikTok with the likes of Katy Perry, Kanye West and Gordon Ramsay paving the way for a challenge which would see tens of thousands of people get involved. The viral video was also picked up by BBC’s The One Show and featured as part of Radio 1 Greg James’ Lockdown Awards. 

Dopamine is the brainchild of a set of visionary music producers who have produced multi-platinum smashes across the globe under various other guises and have dominated the charts with feel-good, club-ready dance records. The DJ/producer collective also includes vocalist Sam Harper who also provided the vocals for the last smash single “Friday”.

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Ibiza Spirit

Leading technology company Pollen Presents has announced that they have joined forces with Ibizan powerhouse The Night League to bring you Ibiza Spirit. The experience will include seven days and nights of incredible events, pool parties and boat parties, and global DJs and clubbing brands, all helping to bring the spirit and culture of Ibiza to the famed beaches of Cancun, Mexico for a unique winter getaway.

Taking place from February 19-26, 2022, Ibiza Spirit will guide attendees from sunset to sunrise across five incredible venues, each featuring jaw-dropping bespoke production. The event is curated by renowned creative events agency The Night League who have defined modern clubbing with their award-winning Ibiza venues Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza.

Joining them on this week-long adventure will be more of Ibiza’s best venues including legendary nightclub Amnesia and iconic daytime beach venues O Beach Ibiza and Blue Marlin Ibiza. These world-famous brands will be hosting nights at each of the different venues with world-class lineups, allowing attendees to create their own schedule for the week.

Featuring headline acts from across the world of electronic music, the phase one lineup includes performances from South African house hero Black Coffee, Bronx duo and Ibiza favorites The Martinez Brothers, Danish electronic staple Kölsch, beloved Italian artist Francesca Lombardo, English house duo CamelPhat, Hot Creations label boss Jamie Jones, and NY-born and LA-based DJ and producer Lauren Lane.

Additional acts on the lineup include Swiss-Chilean DJ and producer and Cadenza Records owner Luciano, rising London artist Michael Bibi, Italian techno and house artist Marco Faraone, UK export Nic Fanciulli, acclaimed UK act Eats Everything, underground house favorite Alisha, Manchester artist Solardo, eclectic house music creator Sidney Charles, and British DJ and producer Richy Ahmed.

Artists on the lineup who will be hosting events will include Black Coffee, CamelPhat, The Martinez Brothers, and Jamie Jones, who will bring his Paradise event series to Cancun. Guests can also experience legendary Ibiza parties like ANTS from Ushuaïa Ibiza, along with Do Not Sleep and Pyramid from Amnesia.

The full lineup will feature over 50 names with more artists to be announced soon. Under the banner “Keep The Spirit Alive,” fans can expect to experience what it feels like to party in Ibiza as they flow between distinctly different clubbing environments hosted by some of the world’s most celebrated event brands and DJ collectives.

Ibiza Spirit will capture the essence of the famed White Isle, all taking place alongside the beautiful beaches of Cancun for a truly global experience. Packages will be going on sale soon and can be secured with a 99 deposit and are protected by Pollen’s COVID-19 Money Back Guarantee. These will include accommodations and access to all events and parties.

For more information about the event, including payment plans, package upgrades, and FAQs, visit pollen.co to stay up-to-date with the latest in lineup, pricing, and event news.

About Pollen

Pollen is a technology company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Members immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on pollen.co and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched experiences with mega stars like J Balvin, Marshawn Lynch and Ozuna.

About The Night League

Founded in 2001 by events entrepreneur Yann Pissenem, The Night League is a music and entertainment company, dedicated to every facet of event and venue management. For almost two decades, they have created and delivered world-class music experiences through our globally-renowned in-house brands Ushuaïa Ibiza, Hï Ibiza, ANTS and Children of the 80’s, as well as collaborating with the world’s most influential artists, festivals and events to create bespoke, pioneering concepts. From event producers and venue operators, to booking managers, artist management, marketing and design teams, TNL consistently goes beyond expectations, fusing music and art to deliver profound experiences that invigorate audiences around the world.

Phase One Lineup (A – Z)

  1. Alish
  2.  Black Coffee
  3. CamelPhat
  4. Eats Everything
  5. Francesca Lombardo
  6. Jamie Jones
  7. Kölsch
  8. Lauren Lane
  9. Luciano
  10. Marco Faraone
  11. Michael Bibi
  12. Nic Fanciulli
  13. Richy Ahmed
  14. Sidney Charles
  15. Solardo
  16. The Martinez Brothers
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Astro Hippie

Electro-funk star, multi-instrumentalist, producer and life-long stoner GRiZ, today announced the launch of two premium cannabis lines – the THC focused, Astro Hippie, debuting in Michigan, and the nationally available CBD brand, Telescope.

Astro Hippie is a window into the stoner culture of yesteryear, a top-shelf, tantalizingly potent series of flower strains geared towards experimenters and tokers who want to explore life in maximum color; who want to listen to music that tickles their ears and blows their minds; who want to road trip in a beat up van and crank mixtapes. It’s a love letter to the weed culture GRiZ grew up in, and a deliberate rebuttal to the pristine, faceless, private equity brands that are sprouting up post-legalization.

Growing up in Southfield, Michigan, Grant Kwiecinski aka GRiZ, has been getting blazed long before his music career took off, and he remains an outspoken advocate for cannabis, even as he’s risen from playing small clubs to selling out amphitheaters. Growing up selling pot while waiting tables, he’s known the cannabis industry for decades, and previously dropped a bud collab, GRiZ Kush, back in 2017. That experience taught him a lot, and since then he’s been working to create his own lines that pair his values with exceptional products and an embrace of the DIY stoner culture he has been immersed in for years.

Stalking growers, cultivators and fellow lifers, GRiZ developed Astro Hippie with Pure Options, a long-time cultivator in Michigan. With funky out of this world flavor profiles in mind, Astro-Hippie will be available in three different strains G Funk, Mr. B OG, and Tie Dye Medusa, all tested to guarantee maximum THC levels for lift-off. Inclusivity and energy are key to GRiZ’s mission, and he focused on solely working with partners who have decades’ long roots in cannabis culture like himself.

Astro Hippie will debut in Michigan, where it all started for GRiZ, an homage to his home state, where every year he produces the annual 12 Days of GRiZMAS series, which has raised over $200k for charity in the last two years alone.

As his knowledge of the marijuana plant has grown, so has GRiZ’s understanding and appreciation of its medicinal benefits, which led to the CBD line, Telescope, a range of products which aims to bring wellness into focus. GRiZ is a huge proponent of using cannabis for pain relief, and with Telescope he’s created an exceptionally high quality CBD range that allows users of all types to smoke and benefit from the plant without having to blast off.

Telescope’s CBD hemp flower is offered in three delectable flavors, the sativa dominant hybrid Astronaut Ice Cream, that features complex sweet cherries notes with a strong essence of lime and skunky pine; and the indica dominant hybrid Milky Way, a potent mixture of lavender, cinnamon and orange. Cosmic Candy, the pre-rolled pack offerings, blends flavorsome notes of black pepper and perfectly ripened fruits.

The gourmet gummies are offered in a 10:1 CBD:THC recipe with hemp-derived Delta 9 THC, giving users a euphoric experience delivered with precision. The gummies will initially launch in two bright flavors of Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Sunset Sorbet, with additional flavors added seasonally.

The 1000mg Vibe Check tincture is on the leading edge of CBD tinctures in the marketplace in that it features cannabis derived terpenes. These terpenes not only give it a unique and incredible flavor profile but also help bring out the positive effects of the cannabinoids in a process known as the entourage effect. It is a defined spectrum tincture that includes CBD, CBG, CBC, and THC.