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Timmy Trumpet & Gabry Ponte – Mad World

Today, multi-platinum DJ, producer and live instrumentalist, Timmy Trumpet unleashes his new single, “Mad World,” in collaboration with Grammy nominated Italian DJ/producer Gabry Ponte.

Almost two decades since Michael Andrews and Gary Jules crafted “Mad World” into a UK #1 smash-hit, Timmy & Gabry deliver a reimagining of a masterpiece, custom made for a time in history where the title has never been more fitting.

“I was in the middle of a 30-date U.S tour with Steve Aoki when global pandemic alarm bells rang out” says Timmy. “One night we were playing to 10,000, the next day I’m on a flight home to Australia. Since then I’ve focused on making music that speaks to our experiences of now. Mad World is timeless and timely. Its’ magic deserves to be shared with another generation and it was an honor to work with Gabry on bringing a new sound to an iconic composition.”

The music video was filmed in the heart and at the height of 2020’s narrative – the streets of Philadelphia. It was shot the day after the US election amidst protests, unrest and with the power of the free world hanging in the balance. This stunning story of an emotional rollercoaster captures the journey of a young woman with hopes of a new year that could have been.

The music video directed by Shaun David Barker & Matt Henry was the second time the film makers have worked with Timmy Trumpet this year. The trio teamed up on “Diamonds” Timmy’s first track released after lockdown, which was the first music video to be entirely shot and directed in isolation.

“We wanted to tell a story that embodies the constant frustration, the push and pull, the ups and downs of everyday life as we’ve come to know it. The logistics of shooting a music video during a pandemic were unbelievably challenging. Add full street closures and health, safety and security concerns with political turmoil, it was just the right mix of madness and resilience” says director, Shaun David Barker.

Timmy has shot to global stardom in the electronic music scene over the past few years headlining festivals like EDC, Creamfields and Tomorrowland, and was just voted the #10 DJ in the world in the DJ Mag Top 100. He first began touring in the US in 2014 when his breakout hit ‘Freaks’ went Gold, and globally reigned in more than half a billion streams. It was only fitting that Timmy chose to continue the Mad World story in the epicenter of turbulent times, a place he holds dear to his heart.

Gabry Ponte is one of the influential producers in electronic music with a career spanning three decades. His debut production as part of the group Eiffel 65 was “Blue (Da ba dee)” – the global smash that would sell over 8 million copies. Last summer Gabry teamed up with LUM!X to release “Monster” which has surpassed more than 150 Million streams and has been certified platinum in Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria.

“Mad World” is also the lead single from Timmy’s upcoming debut artist album of the same name due to hit streaming platforms December 4.

“Mad World” is available now via Smash The House on digital streaming platforms HERE.

Watch the official music video for “Mad World” HERE.

Gorgon City – Burning

Gorgon City, a UK and Chicago-based DJ duo of Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson Scott, released a brand new video for their song “Burning,” which features EVAN GIIA.

The release of this video follows their recent drop of the Terrace Dub remixed version of the song.

You can see the video by clicking right here.

Shot in Wyoming and directed by Eric Maldin, two young women find love in Laramie. They share an attraction to each other, but they only show it in public with slight gestures, like pinky touches.

A heart made of flames finally represents burning love and desire, allowing the two to reconcile and embrace.

The Terrace Dub Remix is a rework of the song with more driving energy, hypnotizing filters, slow beautiful builds and solid sharp drops while still featuring EVAN GIIA’s vocals.

You can hear the Terrace Dub Remix of “Burning” by clicking right here.

Gorgon City has amassed more than 1.4 billion global streams and 9 million singles sold throughout their career. They’ve also topped international radio station charts and landed the No. 1 spot on US Dance Radio.

To learn more about Gorgon City, you can click right here. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Serato × Beatsource × Beatport – The Future of Streaming Music

After a successful public beta period that saw widespread excitement and adoption by eager DJs, Beatsource, Beatport, and Serato have officially announced the release of their Beatsource LINK and Beatport LINK integrations with Serato DJ Pro.

Beatsource, the music streaming service for open-format DJs created by Beatport and the world’s largest promotional record pool, DJcity, recently released their Beatsource LINK technology. Serato users can now access Beatsource LINK’s revolutionary streaming service for DJs directly via the latest version of Serato DJ Pro, available for download now from Serato’s website or by updating the software. DJs can now play any track from the entire Beatsource library directly through Serato, including Beatsource’s inventory of expertly curated playlists, exclusive edits and DJ tools, and the latest new releases and catalog classics. DJs will also be able to seamlessly mix existing tracks that they own with tracks from the Beatsource LINK library, giving experienced Serato users the freedom to mix newly streamed music with stored downloads.

“It’s inevitable that DJs will need access to the massive streaming libraries of songs for their DJ sets,” said renowned DJ, producer, and label executive A-Trak. “The important thing is to not force DJs to change the equipment or software that they use. That’s why Beatsource’s integration into Serato is so important. Also, what impressed me the most was the ability to create playlists on the Beatsource site as you’re searching for music and having them sync up to your Serato.”

Using Beatsource’s wide variety of playlists across hip-hop, dance, Latin, pop, R&B, and reggae & dancehall, a DJ of any skill level, whether a beginner, hobbyist, or a seasoned club veteran, can cue up the music they want to play via LINK and immediately start mixing in Serato.

Brian “DJ Quickie” Wong, President of Beatsource, elaborated, “Lead by Serato in the early 2000’s, the transition from vinyl to digital changed DJing forever. Trailblazers like A-Trak, DJ AM, and Jazzy Jeff opened our minds to what Serato’s technology could allow us to do. Today, over 15 years later, we are living in a moment that will again change DJing forever. DJs no longer need to shop for, purchase, and store their music. Instead, DJs will simply access the Beatsource DJ library, which will be available instantly and everywhere with Serato, and the value will be in each DJs curation and knowledge of their personal playlists and crates. DJs will no longer be limited by what they can own and store, but rather by what they can do with their musical creativity. This opens up a world of imagination for the next generation of DJs, and I can’t wait to see what they do with our technology.”

Beatsource LINK

Beatsource LINK is currently available in 3 tiers; basic LINK with high-quality streaming and full track playback on the Store for $9.99 per month; LINK PRO with premium quality streaming, full track playback on the Store, and a 50 track Offline Locker for $19.99 per month; and LINK PRO+ with premium quality streaming, full track playback on the Store, and a 100 track Offline Locker for $29.99 per month.

Releasing alongside the Beatsource LINK integration with Serato will be Beatport LINK, providing users who subscribe with the world’s greatest collection of electronic music from the number one source for electronic music, as well as Beatport’s legendary Top Charts, Genre Charts, Artist Charts, and their own custom LINK Playlists.

“Serato DJ has been used more and more by DJs playing electronic music over the last several years, especially in the bass music scene. Alongside Beatsource LINK, the Beatport LINK integration provides a whole new layer of immediate content accessibility to the Serato DJ community. This has only been possible thanks to an extraordinary collaborative effort between Serato and Beatport and is the first of many versions of LINK in Serato to come. Our long-term partnership will bring more features to this integration in the months ahead”, commented Beatport Senior Vice President, Romain Pouillon.

Beatport LINK

Beatport LINK is also available in 3 tiers; basic LINK with high-quality streaming and full track playback on the Store for $14.99 per month; LINK PRO with premium quality streaming, full track playback on the Store, and a 50 track Offline Locker for $29.99 per month; and LINK PRO+ with premium quality streaming, full track playback on the Store, and a 100 track Offline Locker for $44.99 per month.

“With streaming being such a big part of the world of music, we’re excited to have worked with Beatsource and Beatport to bring their comprehensive catalogs to our DJs”, says Serato’s Chief Strategy Officer Nick Maclaren. “The ability to instantly access such large collections of open format and electronic music gives DJs even more freedom, creativity, and, importantly, choice.”

Serato and Beatsource / Beatport are committed to perfecting the evolution of the Serato DJ Pro integration with LINK. Although the Offline Locker functionality is not yet available, the development teams plan on releasing an update with the feature activated for PRO and PRO+ users.

Start your 30-day free trial of Beatsource LINK now: HERE

Start your 30-day free trial of Beatport LINK now at: HERE

Download Serato DJ Pro now at: HERE

About Serato:

Serato produces the most creative music software on the planet by being authentic, inclusive, and inspiring. They do this because Serato believes in giving people the ability to express themselves and move others through the power of music. The journey started in 1999 with the launch of Pitch ‘n Time, which to this day remains the world’s foremost studio plugin for time-stretching and pitch-shifting technology. On the strength of Pitch ‘n Time, Serato moved into the DJ industry, changing the game with the release of Serato Scratch Live, and later Serato DJ Pro and Serato DJ Lite. Serato has since returned to the diverse world of music production with the release of Serato Sample, a high-quality sampling plugin for producers. Most recently, they launched Serato Studio – a fully-fledged, intuitive beat making application.

About Beatsource:

Beatsource is the premier digital music platform for DJs who specialize in performing hip-hop, dance, Latin, pop, R&B, and reggae & dancehallmusic at events around the world. Launched in 2019 as a joint venture between Beatport and DJcity, Beatsource provides its customers with anonline streaming catalog and a subscription product integrated with DJ software and hardware companies for professional DJs. Beatsource is based in Los Angeles, and has offices in Denver and Berlin. For more information visit www.beatsource.com. Follow us on InstagramFacebookTwitter and YouTube.

About Beatport:

Founded in 2004 as the principal source of music for DJs, Beatport is today the worldwide home of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans. The Beatport Store offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. Beatport LINK allows any DJ to access the Store catalog directly from their favorite performance hardware and software as well as access without an internet connection in their patented Offline Locker. Each week, Beatport’s music collection is refreshed with hundreds of exclusive tracks by the world’s top electronic music artists. Beatport has offices in Los Angeles, Denver and Berlin. Follow us on TwitchYouTubeInstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

Stomp illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 Magazine

Stomp Wars Virtual Homecoming Experience

Stomp Wars, the celebrated national stepping competition and cultural institution, insisted the show must go on for 2020, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen!

In order to engage, rally, and uplift students, the Stomp Wars program announces a historic first with the launch of The Stomp Wars HBCU-KNOW Virtual Homecoming Experience on September 26 – October 28. The event will be powered by The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and broadcast live from stompwars.com, with a live simulcast on Facebook and YouTube. The Top 2 Step Team Winners will go on to compete in the World Of Dance Championships.

Now on the event’s 13th year, on-air personality Rock-T returns as the host. In this latest installment of the program, The Collegiate Edition will celebrate the HBCU community by showcasing incredible stepping by the Greek organizations Divine 9, HBCU-KNOW Battle of the Bands, HBCU-KNOW Cheerleaders, HBCU-KNOW Majorettes, and more.

Since its inception, Stomp Wars has consistently inspired generations to graduate high school and pursue higher education. To date, more than 10,000 students have been galvanized by the event as the initiative rewrites the rules and brings us one step closer to the eradication of social injustice and systemic racism. For 2020, the core messageTomorrow can be better than today will be transmitted to the online audience.

Check out the impactful message for yourself by watching the virtual Stomp Wars.

About Rock-T:

Rocky Turner is an American Radio-TV Personality, Host, DJ, Producer, Sports Announcer, Author, and entrepreneur. Known to listeners as Rock-T and currently a member of the phenomenally successful Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Rock-T reaches 7 million listeners daily through this nationally syndicated show with markets that include Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, and Orlando. He is also a member of the wildly popular TV show, Dish Nation and Rickey Smiley For Real.

Rock-T is also the founder and creator of Stomp Wars, the most successful stomping competition in the country. As Rock-T’s vision for these disenfranchised youngsters continued to grow and expand, as did the reach of the event. Today, Stomp Wars is not only an annual sell-out on the campus of the University of Texas Arlington, it is also a hit with thriving teens across the country teaching students about the power of perseverance and diligence.

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Kaelen Felix illustrates Demi Lovato and Marshmello for 360 MAGAZINE

Marshmello Sports Premiere Apparel

By Cassandra Yany

Marshmello sported a Premiere Apparel Tie Dye Hoodie to promote his new song and music video with Demi Lovato. The electronic music artist and pop singer took to Instagram on Thursday to share the release of their track “OK Not To Be OK” and the accompanying music video. In the photos, Marshmello is wearing a tie-dye hoodie by the LA brand Premiere Apparel.

The color-infused “Rain Forest Hoodie” pairs perfectly with the DJ’s electronic sound, and is one of the brand’s many tie-dye signature styles. Premiere Apparel creates clothing with colorful, mesmerizing designs and comfortable fits. 

Marshmello and Lovato teamed up with the non-profit movement Hope For The Day for this collaboration. The pair are working with the organization— whose motto is “It’s OK Not To Be OK”— to start a conversation about mental health and eliminate the stigmas and judgment that go along with it. While promoting the song, Lovato shared a message via Instagram on Thursday, which was also Suicide Prevention Day, expressing her struggles with mental health and encouraging her followers to check in with themselves and loved ones.

About Premiere Apparel

California grown and LA-Based uni-sex brand Premiere Apparel has a vision of reinventing lifestyle. Creating go-to comfy fits to traditional yet innovative looks as well as environmental manufacturing friendly. 

Premiere Apparel is a unisex streetwear premium brand that combines modern essentials with innovative wash techniques to create comfy go-to basics that make a statement. They believe in true essentials designed from life inspired color palettes that satisfy the soul.

Whether it’s your favorite weekend tee or that cozy sweatshirt for a cool night, Premiere Apparel offers well-made items for everyday people and their ever changing lifestyles. Fewer well designed pieces that are made to last and can go anywhere. They manufacture basics from the highest quality materials, using American-made materials and American labor.

Kiwi.Tabasco Featured in 360 MAGAZINE

Kiwi.Tabasco Announces Fifth Studio Release, ‘LaCroix n Crunk’

Earlier this week, Kiwi.Tabasco released her fifth studio album, “LaCroix n Crunk.” The cosmic house anthology includes 10 out-of-this-world tracks featuring the futuristic melodies fans expect from her. It’s a sound that she has branded as “cosmic funk.”

“Imagine an alien was chilling at a picnic on the beach,” Kiwi.Tabasco joked, describing the first track, “Vanilla Drop.” “All inspiration has a reference point, and mine happens to be the wonders of outer space. So if these radio waves reach the next dimension, beam me up Scotty.” 

The description is fitting, as her album is very much a sci-fi groove. The transient chords and heart-charging beats are as perfect for the nightlife scene as they are for the next big action feature film. 

Like many other Producer DJs, Kiwi.Tabasco has spent the last few months performing for neighbors from the balcony of her 17th floor Miami apartment and for social media followers. Fans were first introduced to the new music at a live-streamed album release party on Aug. 8. 

“This project is most special to me as it reaffirms my musical voice,” said Kiwi.Tabasco. “I have settled into my style and believe it’s sophisticated and distinguished. Immediately any fan can hear and know this is a Kiwi Beat.”

Kiwi.Tabasco describes herself as a self-taught producer. She released her first album, “X Factor: The Age of Tron” in 2018. Since then she’s performed at Beats on the Beach, Brewdokon at Safety Harbour, and The Warrior Women’s Retreat of Miami. Now she’s setting her sights on the types of artists she’d like to collaborate with in the near future.

“I’m not a rapper but my beats got bars,” she said. “If I were a rapper the flow would in the area of Busta Rhymes, Eminem, Missy Elliot, Red Man and Method Man, Lil Wanye, Kanye or Nicki Minaj. I don’t make beats with room for a chorus – 32 bars straight through. Give me fire round for round.”

In sync with her new album, she’s launched the LaCroix n Crunk Show, a livestreamed DJ set paired with her signature cocktails and home-cooked cuisine. This year also marks the debut of Conversations with Kiwi, a podcast that features her music and comedic musings.

“LaCroix n Crunk” is available now, streaming on all digital music platforms including Apple Music, Spotify and SoundCloud. Follow Kiwi.Tabasco on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok

Phil Good – Everything’s Good Remix

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Phil Good has unveiled an official remix of his latest single Everything’s Good from DJ and producer Slow Magic. Everything’s Good (Slow Magic Remix) is available to stream and download starting today HERE. Watch a visualizer for the song HERE.

Everything’s Good and its accompanying animated music video were released in May and received praise from Uproxx, Ones To Watch, and more. Watch Philߣs new Everything’s (Not) Good visualizer for the song, which was made entirely using Instagram and Snapchat filters, HERE. Earlier this year, Phil released his track Living With No One, and was featured on Stuck On You, the lead single off GRAMMY Award-winning producer RACߣs new album Boy. Additionally, Phil released an official remix of his song Do You Ever?from the producer. Listen to Do You Ever? (RAC Mix) HERE. Last Fall Billboard announced Phil Goodߣs Elektra Records signing, and shared his major label debut single and music video Wonder Phil’s follow-up Do You Ever? and its accompanying visual were premiered by Ones To Watch, who praised his remarkable ear for tasteful synths. Phil closed out 2019 with Put It All On Me which Lyrical Lemonade premiered, declaring, Phil delivers an extremely catchy hook with his fun, charismatic energy; making it almost impossible to get out of your head. Converting audiences to fans on the road, Phil recently supported Jaymes Young on his Happiest Year North America Tour, and joined labelmate Tones and I on select United States tour dates.

Photo credit: Zhamak Fullad
About Phil GoodA stint slinging grilled cheese out of a stationary truck, a bike accident listening to Barack Obamaߣs appearance on Marc Maron’sWTF podcast, and an intriguing childhood split between attending mosque with his Palestinian step-dad and Christian church with his Puerto Ricanc reggae-funk bass player father all preceded the career of Phil Good. Relocating from Portland, OR to Los Angeles, CA with his cat Lucy in 2016, Phil devoted an entire year to writing and recording behind-the-scenes for other artists and logging countless hours in the studio in addition to planting the seeds for what would become his solo debut. By the beginning of 2019, he quietly put up nearly 10 million total streams across indie releases such as Growing Up, Be Somebody, and more in addition to garnering acclaim from Earmilk, Dancing Astronaut, This Song is Sick, and more.

Shogun illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Shogun – Lalaland

Without missing a beat, Shogun wraps up the month with another lush, feel-good single under his belt. In “Lalaland”, Shogun steps out of his comfort zone as trance royalty to continue his exploration into the pop sphere.”Lalaland” is out now across all streaming platforms via Sony Music

Shogun is known to most for his unparalleled big-room trance productions. Seeking a challenge, he decided to try his hand at creating catchy, upbeat tracks that accomplish one goal: to get people dancing. “Lalaland” follows his early July release, “Fuck Up The Party“, which caught the eyes and ears of dance music fans worldwide and launched him into the dance-pop category. The California based DJ/producer is just getting started, as he prepares for a string of releases that touch upon his trance roots and pave the way for the next chapter in his musical biography. 

“Lalaland” boasts hypnotizing brassy synths and glistening radio-ready vocals with a hook that packs a punch. Never taking himself too seriously, the Asian American dance music mainstay hopes to make isolation a little less painful with his releases. An energetic dance cut from beginning to end, “Lalaland” is bound to snag a spot in numerous ‘Summer Anthems’ playlists across the board.

Shogun is a 4-time DJ Mag Top 100, International DJ and Producer. Shogun has headlined at all the major festivals worldwide, including Tomorrowland,TomorrowWorld, EDC, ULTRA, and A State Of Trance. He has produced for multiple Grammy-nominated and winning acts, and there hasn’t been a track of his that’s not landed in the Beatport and iTunes Top 10, all smashing the charts.

Shogun is the first Asian American on the internationally known Armada Record Label, and he is also signed to Blackhole, Sony, Universal, and CMC music. He has also been nominated twice for the World Music Award’s – World’s Best Electronic Dance Music Artist. With the DJ skills to rock the best clubs and festivals in the world, the future is already written for Shogun

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Murda Beatz × Kidrobot

Grammy nominated Canadian superproducer, songwriter, and DJ Murda Beatz has returned with a new single “Doors Unlocked” with longtime collaborator Ty Dolla $ign and fast-riser Polo G. Following a busy first half of 2020 producing tracks on Lil Baby’s My Turn, Lil Wayne’s Funeral and more, Murda’s second single of the year as a solo artist is a spacious and summertime feel-good anthem that leaves room for his features to shine in their own right.

To commemorate this new release, Murda has also unveiled an exclusive collaboration with the premiere art toy brand Kidrobot and Loot Launcher to create a limited-run 8” skeleton figure priced at $85.00. “It’s an amazing opportunity to see something that was on a T-shirt, come to life as something tangible,” said Murda Beatz. “This will be the first figurine of me to ever exist, it just feels like a monumental achievement for me!” This is an exclusive figure and limited edition with preorder available on August 3rd at 10am PDT on Kidrobot’s site.

Stream “Doors Unlocked” here.

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Chivea Brown

Chivea Brown

Pioneering artist, Chivea Brown, is originally from Jamaica. From when he was very young, he’s been pursuing his dream of becoming a foundational Dj, but he had to put his career on pause because he didn’t have a producer to work with. In fact, most of the producers he knows were demanding too much money and he couldn’t meet ends meat. However, life is working in favor of his pinnacle because of his Nephew “Rash”; he’s the one who’s responsible for all of his productions. Rash may not have the most experience, but together they’re growing as a team, making records very professionally and timely.

Concerning his focus, Chivea’s objective genre is “dancehall,” but don’t be surprised if there’s a crossover to other genres occasionally. He’s open to working with anyone who’s vibrating on the same energy field as he is. Chivea is willing to collaborate with others across the world so he and others can enjoy doing what they do best and earn a living simultaneously.