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Halloween at SkyBar

By: Kai Yeo × Conan Zhang

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

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

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

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

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

About Skybar

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

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

About Mondrian

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

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Welcome to Dreamland photo credit to amazon music used by 360 magzine

AMAZON MUSIC AND ZHU DEBUT

SEATTLE, WA September 10, 2021

Today, Amazon Music released Welcome to Dreamland, a brand-new documentary following the story of Grammy-nominated artist ZHU’s  journey back to the stage after a year when live music hit pause. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage and intimate interviews, the documentary captures what it’s like to take the stage for six historic sold out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater with ZHU. Watch the full documentary HERE.

An artist whose career began shrouded in mystery, ZHU reveals his story for the first time in Amazon Music’s latest documentary; representing an exciting new era for the enigmatic GRAMMY-nominated artist. Featuring his Amazon Original track. Welcome to Dreamland touches on the cryptic image and persona that shrouds ZHU’s world, his music, his fashion, his fans’ and visually encapsulates the thrilling feeling of the return to live music for a string of shows at Red Rocks.

“Over the last several projects, I have explored many different sounds and ideas not knowing the outcome. It is only with my fans’ love and support that I continue to innovate and be the best that I can.” said ZHU. “Thank you, Amazon Music, for helping me share a piece of Dreamland through this documentary. I want the fans to know that Dreamland is just beginning. Buckle up.”

 

Watch “Welcome to Dreamland” here:

https://youtu.be/ZM3BfCeyFpU 

Download Hi-Res Stills:

https://amznstudios.box.com/s/u42cr006s6z7qj75z3w45dwn8fgf43wd

 

The documentary comes after ZHU and Amazon Music came together to release a brand new;Summer Sessions Playlist, Amazon Music’s annual series featuring summer playlists and Amazon Original songs from top DJs and producers. Released earlier this summer, ZHU curated a wide-ranging playlist that featured iconic summer jams ranging from Maceo Plex’s remix of R&b. Listen to the playlist here.

Listen to ZHU’s Summer Sessions playlist here:

https://amzn.to/ZHUSummerSession

 

Tickets are on sale now at http://www.dreamland2021.live/ for ZHU’s October 10 and 11 shows at Los Angeles Greek Theatre and his November 24, 26 and 27 dates at Avant Gardener in Brooklyn. ZHU will perform a unique show each night. Shiba San will join as special guest on all dates.

 

ZHU Dreamland Tour Dates

10/10: Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre

10/11: Los Angeles, CA;@ The Greek Theatre

11/2 ;New York, NY;@ Avant Gardner

11/26: New York, NY;@ Avant Gardner

11/27: New York, NY;@ Avant Gardner

 

DJ illustration by Rita Azar for use by 360 Magazine

Seismic Dance Event announces huge lineup

Seismic Dance Event, the premiere boutique house and techno music festival in Austin, Texas, has announced the phase one lineup for their highly-anticipated return to The Concourse Project on November 12-14. Dropping more than forty names that define the sounds of the global underground dance movement, Seismic continues its legacy as a must-visit event for techno tourists and genre devotées with the Seismic Dance Event 4.0 lineup.

Since its launch in 2018, Seismic has sought to gather a forward-thinking assemblage of musical talent in an intimate environment. Produced by Austin dance power-house RealMusic Events, the festival prides itself on showcasing the city as a rising destination for dance music. Taking place over the seven acre Concourse Project venue, fans are treated to world-class production on three stages both indoor and outdoor plus art installations, food trucks, and a multitude of surprises that make this the region’s most immersive electronic event.

Seismic’s renowned Volcano Stage welcomes some of global techno’s brightest stars including Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, ANNA, Pan-Pot, Will Clarke, and Ida Engberg. The genre’s melodic titans will also be on full display with coveted sets live from Stephan Bodzin and Ben Böhmer as well as triumphs from Yotto, Luttrell, Patrice Bäumel, Öona Dahl, Adriatique, Township Rebellion, Jonas Rathsman, and Rinzen.

The Tsunami Stage will gather some of the most celebrated 4/4 DJs and producers from every corner of the world for the three day event. Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus, South African legend Black Coffee and the mighty Bonobo (dj set) top the lineup alongside Paradise’s Jamie Jones, the masked wonder of Claptone, chart topper Dom Dolla, UK house duo Solardo, Trikk’s Patrick Topping, the globe-trotting Seth Troxler and Solid Grooves founder Michael Bibi.

The bill continues with standout performances from the likes of Kyle Watson, Eats Everything, Booka Shade (live), Mark Knight, Mason Maynard, Steve Darko, Cloonee and more. A third immersive stage environment will be announced ahead of the show.

Pre-sale tickets are now available for the event and can be purchased on the Seismic website. This includes 3-day general admission tickets and a VIP option.

RealMusic Events has spent the last 12 years fostering the Austin scene as an unexpected home for the electronic sounds of tomorrow. It is this commitment to writing the next chapter of the city’s diverse musical history that stands at the heart of the Seismic ethos.

Lineup (A-Z)
Adriatique
Amelie Lens
ANNA
Bedouin
Ben Böhmer (live)
Biscits
Black Coffee
Bleu Clair
Bonobo (dj set)
Booka Shade (live)
Claptone
Cloonee
Damian Lazarus
Dom Dolla
Eats Everything
Eli Brown
Ida Engberg
Jamie Jones
Jonas Rathsman
Kill Script
Kyle Watson
Latmun b2b Wheats
Luttrell
Mark Knight
Mason Maynard
Michael Bibi
Nina Kraviz
Öona Dahl
Pan-Pot
Patrice Bäumel
Patrick Topping
Rebūke
Regard
Rinzen
Satori (live)
Seth Troxler
Sohmi
Solardo
Stephan Bodzin (live)
Steve Darko
Township Rebellion
Volac
Will Clarke
Yotto

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SKAM Summer Music Summit

Grammy award winning artist LIL JON  will kick off the First Annual SKAM Summer Music Summit to take place August 22-23, 2021 in Hollywood, CA. The Summit will take over the entire 178-room Dream Hollywood, along with a schedule of events utilizing the hotel’s Highlight Room rooftop as well as neighboring venues around town.

The Music x Tech x Influencer 2-day conference-style celebration on August 22nd and 23rd, will include over 500 DJs, plus top radio programmers and execs.

On Sunday, August 22nd, LIL JON, alongside Eric Dlux, DJ Five, Nick Ferrer will power a poolside party at Highlight Room at Dream Hollywood starting at 3pm. The party continues after-dark at 10pm with Angie Vee, Deux Twins, Lezlee and Vtech.

On Sunday, August 22nd, SKAM Summer Music Summit is also taking over  3rd Base LA  from 11am-3pm (no cover) with music by DJ Ever, Jerzy, Nick Rockwell an DJ Precise from 97.1 AMP Radio in Los Angeles, as well as State Social House  in West Hollywood  from 12noon to 4p,  powered by DJ Edizz, Dre  Sinatra, and Chris Rodgers. There will also be a Headliner Music Club event, with details coming soon, along with more announcements to follow.

A 24-hour livestream will also be incorporated into the itinerary of the summit, allowing worldwide access if not attending the exclusive summit in Hollywood, as well as streaming in each hotel room of the Dream Hollywood. Music artists and DJS across all genres will be featured LIVE from the Guest House at the Dream Hollywood and live streamed.

The 2 days summit is sponsored by Travis Scott’s CACTI Agave Spiked Seltzer, Jack Daniels, Tequila Herradura and Jardín.

Created by Sujit Kundu, the founder and CEO of S.K.A.M. Artist and Skam Division (A Top DJ, Radio Programming and Music Artist Booking Agency), the Summit will coincide with his annual birthday blowout, which has become a much-buzzed about annual celebration.  DJs from all around the world will be streaming direct from Dream Hollywood and other venues around LA, to be announced soon, with hundreds of DJs and notable artists in attendance. His roster includes everyone from Samantha Ronson to DJ Irie to Lil Jon to Eric Dlux to Harm Franklin along with DJ Five, Justin Credible and newcomers to the roster like Angie Vee.

2021 marks the 26th consecutive 21st birthday extravaganza for Kundu. Be sure to follow SkamArtist for more announcements. All details and updates can be found on the official website, which allows you to submit an application for room reservation.

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Le Rouge Lounge

Introducing Le Rouge Lounge, Wynwood’s avant-garde nightlife destination. Opened its doors on June 11, the 7,000 sq. ft. venue has taken a new spin on live performance entertainment.

Open Thursday through Saturday from 9PM through 3AM, this French-inspired enclave will serve as a destination for national music acts and world-renowned DJs, bringing a next-generation live music venue experience to the city.

Le Rouge Lounge is a meeting place where service is paramount and privacy guaranteed, where beauty in every form is nurtured and the unexpected is to be expected. It provides a luxurious and visually stimulating ambiance, highlighted by its vintage decor, state-of-the-art sound, video, and 3D mapping projection systems.

The lounge will be the first venue in Miami to be centered around a 360-degree DJ “in the round” booth, showcasing a diverse array of performers, DJs, bands, and solo artists in an intimate and upscale setting. It boasts a live stage draped in red velvet, spacious enough to accommodate a 10-piece band.

At Le Rouge Lounge mixology is an art form, with veteran mixologist Samer Abdallah crafting prohibition-era cocktails with an unexpected, modern twist. This intimate and upscale space allows publishers, influencers, decision-makers, movers & shakers to connect; it’s a space where synergies percolate, stars are born, and masterpieces are conceived.

With their dance card already booked with album release parties and city events including Swim Week Miami and Art Basel, Le Rouge Lounge promises to be the Magic City’s hottest destination for live entertainment and private events.

Tonight, and all weekend long, all house music lovers and entertainment-focused media are invited to experience the glitz and glam that is Le Rouge Lounge. Blending the best elements from the past and future with disco, electronic beats, prohibition-inspired mixology, and highly engaging video technology, Le Rouge guarantees all guests will be movin’ and groovin’.

Le Rouge Lounge is located at 318 NW 23rd St. in Miami, FL 33127, and offers valet parking, as well as the largest self-parking lot in Wynwood.

XOXO THURSDAYS

Every Thursday night, ladies can enjoy complimentary cocktails until 11 PM while enjoying Miami’s top DJs playing disco rewind beats with a modern twist!

Friday, August 6  DURANTE Takes Over Le Rouge

As a producer and DJ, Durante has drawn to the edge and intersections of house and techno. Raw rhythm and bass under tonal melodies resonate with his version of musical honesty. His style isn’t built on contrived pop formulas or lyrics about eternal youth. Instead, he starts with time-honored four on the floor, elaborates with thumping bass, builds mood with melodic chords, and garnishes with tribal percussive textures. Equally inspired by the compositions of Duke Ellington, classic Italo-disco, and early Cocoon records, Durante strives to create a body of work as versatile as his experiences.

Saturday, August 7  Phantoms “The Dive Tour”

Phantoms are a live electronic act that do exactly that. Often tough to box in…. their style is best described as blurring the lines of house music & indie-dance. Incorporating distinctive synth and drum patterns, the duo has become synonymous with their ‘genre’ of alternative electronica.

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Lanea To Celebrate National Tequila Day in Santa Monica

LA’s Premier Tequila and Mezcal Bar Hosts National Tequila Day Cocktail Crawl & Block Party this Saturday, July 24 in Downtown Santa Monica

National Tequila Day Cocktail Crawl & Block Party Downtown Santa Monica

Saturday, July 24 from 8pm-2am

VIP Tickets Now On Sale HERE

WHAT

Enjoy National Tequila Day at the Cocktail Crawl and Block Party on July 24th in Downtown Santa Monica! Join LA’s premier tequila and Mezcal bar, Lanea, along with their sister restaurant Cult, and The Craftsman on 2nd and Broadway as they come together to celebrate with tequila, DJs, live music, food & drink specials all night long.

Tickets are available HERE.

WHERE

2nd & Broadway

Downtown Santa Monica

Lanea, Cult, The Craftsman

WHEN

Saturday, July 24

8pm-2am

COST

VIP tickets are $25 in advance and include:

Cocktail Crawl Block Party with live DJs and Bands

2 Drink Tickets for Tequila Cocktails at Cult or Lanea

1 Tequila Tasting Ticket

$8 featured tequila cocktails at each location

Additional Food & Drink Specials

A chance to win a Grande Fiesta Pack from Lanea containing eight tacos of your choice, chips and pico de gallo, four handmade canned cocktails, a mini pinata and 2 signed canned cocktails by The Chainsmokers. 

Music

Local venues Cult on The Promenade, Lanea and The Craftsman (2nd and Broadway) are joining forces to celebrate with a night of live music, tequila tastings, DJ’s, food and drink specials and more.

Free to attend! For VIP tickets that include drinks and tequila tastings, click on the link below.

Your $25 VIP ticket includes:

  • Cocktail Crawl Block Party with live performances from The Old Fashioned, Spicy Mango, Naill Cash, Ryan Valte, George McHenry, Tears & More
  • 2 Drink Tickets for Tequila Cocktails at Cult or Lanea
  • 1 Tequila Tasting Ticket
  • $8 Featured Tequila Cocktails at Each Location
  • Additional Food & Drink Specials
  • A chance to win a Grande Fiesta Pack from Lanea with 2 signed canned cocktails by The Chainsmokers.

Limited Early Bird Tickets Available!

Hurry and book your ticket HERE.

Ticket prices will go up closer to event.

ABOUT LANEA

Lanea is a spirit-driven cocktail bar located one block from the beach, that focuses on an extensive selection of over 400 hand-selected mezcals and tequilas. Lanea brings the spirit of Mexico to Santa Monica with authentic Mexican cuisine from Petra Zavaleta’s East L.A., family-run restaurant Barbakush. Their cocktail program incorporates wellness-driven ingredients as well as the food and beverage programs utilize a no-waste philosophy using the stems from herbs to develop syrups for cocktails and bones from the barbacoa to make a consomme that is served with chipotle chickpeas. Lanea is located at 217 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA, and is open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout and delivery. Lanea is open for lunch on Fridays, and DJs will begin playing at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Open Monday – Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 12 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Weekend Brunch (Saturday & Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delivery of alcohol and food is available through Toast, Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, UberEats (food only), and free to Los Angeles County through Fetcha (alcohol only). Pick up is available by calling the restaurant directly at 424-265-PIER (7437). Visit their website for more. 

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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.