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iZNiik – Here 2 Dance

iZNiiK Releases Euphoric Club Cut here 2 dance, Listen to here 2 dance HERE

Today, sample-mutating dance producer iZNiiK returns from the shadows with an energetic new track, here 2 dance, released via Astralwerks. Built around a chest-caving house beat, fluttering basslines, and liquid synth sounds, the track seems tailor-made for a summer spent on a dance floor. Listen HERE.

here 2 dance is iZNiiK at his most euphoric, weaving timeless elements from dance musicߣs past and future. Classic house beats collide with filtered disco synthetics, fried funk bass, and a yearning vocal that tells listeners exactly what they’re supposed to do when the track takes off. Now we’ve got to come together, they sing. Cause I’m here to dance. Breezy and bright, it’s a moving tribute to the power of the dance floor to unite people, and the perfect song to arrive right as dancers around the world are starting to commune once again.

This new single is the enigmatic producer’s first official release since his simmering 2019 single LA, but he still kept busy in 2020, issuing a series of tracks to his SoundCloud that reflect on strange times of isolation. Those eight songs were compiled into the collection no sleep code, which showed off the versatility of his intricate productions, slamming together dizzy filter house, ecstatic R&B, mutated dancehall, and more. Itߣs the sort of release that has made him one of danceߣs most beloved new producers over the last few years.

In 2019, right in the middle of a productive run of boundary-pushing singles like bliss, alone, and dinero, Zane Lowe wrote on Twitter that iZNiiK’s tracks were evidence of genius at work. Lowe is far from the only fan that iZNiiK has made over the years. He previously signed with Skrillex and has also produced for the likes of Ellie Goulding and John Legend. With tracks like here 2 dance out in the world, iZNiiK is sure to have even more people moving soon.

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Surf Mesa and Bipolar Sunshine x Lose My Mind

Today, Astralwerks released Surf Mesa’s new single, “Lose My Mind” ft. Bipolar Sunshine. On the club-ready track, Surf Mesa evokes romantic summer nights, allowing Bipolar Sunshine’s warm, yearning vocals to glide atop the infectious beat and breezy instrumentation. An Ai-generated Surf Mesa avatar debuts in the trippy visualizer for Lose My Mind.

Surf Mesa explains, “Lose My Mind is a song about desire and the loss of control that follows when you have strong feelings for someone.”

Channeling the extreme highs and lows of the world, while always seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, singer-songwriter Bipolar Sunshine has earned acclaim for his two EPs, Aesthetics and Drowning Butterflies, as well as his Platinum-selling DJ Snake collaboration “Middle” and his contribution as a co-writer of the GRAMMY winning “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyoncé and WizKid. He is currently working on his debut album.

Surf will headline The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA on September 11 and Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY on September 23. He will also be playing his first festival dates this year, appearing at Life Is Beautiful, Firefly and Suwannee Hulaween.

Last summer was dominated by strains of Surf’s “ily (i love you baby)” ft. Emilee. Certified Platinum by the RIAA, “ily” has amassed over 2.5 billion combined global streams and more than 5.6 million TikTok videos have been created using the sound. The single hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart while at radio it reached No. 1 at the Dance format and No. 2 at Top 40. The track also earned Surf numerous nominations, including two 2021 Billboard Music Awards nods: Top Dance/Electronic Artist and Top Dance/Electronic Song and 2021 iHeartRadio Music Award nominations for Dance Song of the Year and Dance Artist of the Year. Surf’s follow-up hits include his collaboration with Madison Beer, “Carried Away” and “Somewhere” ft. Gus Dapperton.

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GRYFFIN × KYLE REYNOLDS - “BEST IS YET TO COME” from Noelle Accardi from Interscope Records for use by 360 magazine

GRYFFIN × KYLE REYNOLDS – “BEST IS YET TO COME”

L.A.-based artist/producer Gryffin has just unveiled a new single entitled “Best Is Yet To Come” with buzzing California singer Kyle Reynolds. Released via Darkroom/Interscope Records, Gryffin once again crafts the ultimate summer anthem with an engaging electronic soundscape heightened by Kyle’s soaring delivery and powerful hooks. The track and accompanying video showcase the promise of an endless summer as the world comes back to life. “Best Is Yet To Come” is available now via all digital retailers, watch the video here or listen here.

Earlier this year, Gryffin teamed up with Two Feet for single “I Want Love” which thus far has generated over 9.5 million Spotify streams and garnered critical acclaim. EDM praised, “This idyllic track showcases a balanced blend of seemingly juxtaposing styles.” Additionally, his 2019 anthem “Tie Me Down” with Elley Duhé has surged in popularity once more. Exploding on TikTok, it has recently inspired over nearly 3 million videos in the past month alone. To date, it has amassed nearly a quarter-of-a-billion streams and views. Gryffin also recently announced the first dates for his return to Las Vegas for a 2021 Wynn residency, tickets now on-sale here.

On the meaning behind the track, Gryffin says “Best Is Yet To Come is a song about not knowing or being able to predict the future, but being hopeful and optimistic that better days are on the horizon.”

Be on the lookout for more music from Gryffin soon!

“I Want Love” followed Safe With Me”, featuring rising star Audrey Mika, and “Cry,” a collaboration with Swedish singer/songwriter John Martin hailed by EDM.com as a “scintillating future pop record that tugs at the heartstrings.” In addition, Gryffin’s recent output includes “Hold You Tonight,” a breathtaking collaboration with platinum-selling country artist Chris Lane. Premiering in April, the acoustic-guitar-laced track marked Gryffin’s first new music since the release of Gravity — a widely acclaimed album including hits like “Remember” ft. ZOHARA (a track that shot to #1 on Dance radio), “OMG” (a #16 hit on the US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, featuring Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen), and “Body Back” ft. Maia Wright (#16 hit on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart). With its incredible lineup of collaborators and guest artists, Gravity also features “Hurt People” (a collaboration with singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc, co-written by Bastille frontman Dan Smith) and “Baggage” by Gryffin with Gorgon City ft. AlunaGeorge (praised by Dancing Astronaut as a “perfectly poignant and danceable requiem to the summer season”).

Known for his kinetic fusion of dance-pop and future bass, Gryffin recently earned RIAA gold certification for “All You Need to Know” with SLANDER ft. Calle Lehmann — a 2019 release that’s now surpassed 100 million streams. The chart-climbing single appears on Gryffin’s debut album Gravity, which hit #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart soon after arriving in October 2019.

ABOUT GRYFFIN

Born Dan Griffith, Gryffin got his start in music as a classically trained pianist and guitarist and also played in several bands. After receiving an electrical engineering degree from the University of Southern California, he pursued a path in music production, drawing equally from his carefully honed musicality and edgy ingenuity. Gryffin made his breakthrough in 2016 with two singles showcasing his melodic take on dance music: “Heading Home” ft. Josef Salvat (which shot to #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts) and the Bipolar Sunshine collaboration “Whole Heart.” In addition, his 2017 smash single “Feel Good” — with Illenium and featuring Daya— peaked at #18 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts. Gryffin’s major triumphs also include “Tie Me Down” ft. Elley Duhé (which hit #2 on the Spotify US Viral Chart and #9 on the Global Viral Chart), “Remember” ft. Zohara (which garnered 6.5 million streams in its first few weeks and earned support from Tiesto, who featured the track on an Instagram story), and “All You Need to Know” with SLANDER ft. Calle Lehmann (a gold-certified smash that’s now surpassed 100 million streams). Arriving in October 2019, Gryffin’s debut album Gravity quickly climbed to #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart.

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Jonas Blue × Léon – Hear Me Say

JONAS BLUE AND LÉON RELEASE EUPHORIC HOUSE SINGLE HEAR ME SAY, Tickets On Sale Now for Summer DJ residency at Resorts World in Las Vegas, Listen to Hear Me Say HERE

Multi-platinum producer and songwriter Jonas Blue is back today with the euphoric Hear Me Say, a dizzying house track with rising Swedish pop star Léon. Built around anthemic vocals and caffeinated drum rushes, the single arrives right on time, at the cusp of a summer of packed dancefloors, sweaty festivals, and breezy days in the company of friends. Listen here via Astralwerks and view the lyric video here.

Hear Me Say is a hands-in-the-air house track, designed to soundtrack reckless abandon. Neon synth programming gilds Léon’s affecting vocal, magnifying the depths of the emotion. Jonas’ production is detailed but tasteful, nodding both to the fizzy history of rave music and sleek classic house tracks. As Léon sings of romance lost and found, the track builds to a buoyant climax, underscoring one of dance music’s great promises. No matter how you’re feeling when you get to the club, you can always dance through the pain.

Hear Me Say is about a relationship that seemed perfect but the couple drifted apart somewhere along the way, Jonas explains. They will always love each other, and will cherish the memories they created, but it was just not meant to be. It’s about having a voice, and people hearing your voice. It’s about expressing your feelings and not holding back what you want to say.

I’m so happy that this song is finally coming out, Léon adds. It came from a very honest place and I think we all felt how special it was the day we wrote it. I love that it turned out to be a song that you want to dance to, how Jonas made it feel so uplifting and powerful with his production on top of it. It almost has this 90’s feel to it. Can’t wait to see how people feel about it!

This new single is just the latest in a long string of uplifting dance anthems for Jonas Blue. Hear Me Say follows March’s Something Stupid with R&B singer AWA, which also received a stylish video from world-renowned filmmaker and photographer Rankin. These new singles have only further established Jonas as a global dance-pop powerhouse. Thanks to tracks like his beloved Perfect Strangers, he’s been certified platinum over 120 times across the world, attained over 13 billion streams, and sold over 60 million singles. These numbers put him in rarified air, even in the realms of pop music, but they wouldn’t mean anything without tasteful, infectious singles like Hear Me Say to back it up.

Soon after the release of Hear Me Say, Jonas is also plotting a return to live shows. He’s set to perform a sold-out show at London’s Ministry of Sound on June 25. Later this summer, he’ll begin a DJ residency at Resorts World Las Vegas. In partnership with Zouk Group, the first shows are set to take place on July 30 and Aug 13 at AYU DAYCLUB. Tickets are available now. This busy schedule, like Hear Me Say, is proof of Jonas’ continued innovation and attention to detail. Even though he’s on top of the world, he’s still pushing himself with every track and making people dance along the way.

About Jonas Blue

Jonas Blue’s career has been felt the world over with singles like Fast Car, Perfect Strangers, Rise, Mama and Polaroid collectively having been certified platinum over 120 times around the globe. With over 13 billion global streams and over 60 million singles sales to date, Jonas has cemented his name as a main stage DJ and pop powerhouse.

2018 was a landmark year. He released Rise featuring Jack & Jack, which was one of the summer’s biggest global hits, and owned the autumn with Polaroid – his highly anticipated collab with Liam Payne and Lennon Stella. The success of both hits was sandwiched between Back & Forth with Becky Hill and Detroit house legend, MK. Debut album Blue soon followed, the recipient of the Brit Certified Breakthrough Award and later gold status.

Jonas has made his mark on Ibiza, having performed at hotspots Ushuaia, Cafe Mambo and has successfully hosted his Electronic Nature residency at superclub Ibiza. As we see a return to live performances in 2021, Jonas will be joining Tiesto and Zedd as a resident DJ at Zouk in Las Vegas.

Following on from hits Mistakes and Naked in 2020, Something Stupid featuring AWA kicked off his 2021 in style, smashing its way into homes worldwide as Jonas continues to inspire, uplift, and spread his message of global positivity.

About Léon

Léon released her self-titled album in 2019, after earning a cult-following since her 2015 debut single. The critically acclaimed Swedish artist has consistently delivered with every project, demonstrating her knack for crafting emotive, tender, and unforgettable pop songs. Having amassed over 600 million global streams to date, she is a regular critics’ favorite in the press, racking up praise from the likes of Vogue, Glamour, In-Style, The FADER, and more. In addition to making her late-night television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden, she has sold out headline shows worldwide and performed at U.S. festival staples including Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza.

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Jex x 2 A.M.

Gathering 100 million streams on popular collaborations and earning acclaim from EDM.com and more, New Jersey electronic pop songstress Jex introduces a scorching signature style on her first solo single “2AM” today. It notably marks her official debut for Eddie O Entertainment/Casablanca Records.

The track rides a dance floor-tailored disco bounce and thick piano towards a powerhouse refrain. Jex’s vocals explode from intimate verses into a soaring nocturnal chorus.

Regarding the single, she commented, I tried to capture the personal experience of not being able to sleep, because you’re thinking about someone. I’m not in love with this person, but at that time of night, it sometimes feels like you are. This person is just on your mind.”

Jex has already moved listeners everywhere with a high-powered catalog of collaborations. However, she’s offering an escape in her solo material uplifted to the heavens by her seismic vocals. Right now, she’s preparing more music for release very soon.

Jex recognized her calling as a kid in a small South Jersey farm town outside of Philadelphia. Her father gigged regularly, and he brought Jex out on stage at a young age. She studied piano for twelve years and gained a deep understanding of theory. At the same time, she taught herself how to compose by listening to everyone from Lady Gaga, Sia, and Amy Winehouse to Boston and Foreigner. She dropped out of college and locked herself inside of her home studio. Her voice caught the attention of various producers, and she quietly emerged as an in-demand vocalist. In 2017, she initially teamed up with Humain for “My Way,” opening up the floodgates. She joined forces with Robin Hustin and Tobi Morrow on “Light It Up,” surpassing 27.8 million Spotify streams. She landed her biggest collaboration to date by fueling “Control” by Unknown Brain and Rival to over 42 million Spotify streams. Other bangers included Lost Sky’s “Where We Started,” posting up another 19 million Spotify streams.

Meanwhile, EDM.com described her collaboration with Leowi “These Days” as “a stunning dance ballad.” In 2020, she inked a publishing deal with Ultra Publishing. During 2021, she landed a deal with Eddie O Entertainment/Casablanca Records.

Get ready for more from Jex soon.

Listen to 2AM” HERE.

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Jex releases new single “2 A.M.”

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MAJOR LAZER × GUAYNAA – DIPLOMÀTICO

Major Lazer debut the music video for their new Spanish-language track “Diplomàtico,” featuring Latin music’s hottest rising superstar, Guaynaa–watch here. The single was released Thursday, March 4, across all digital streaming and retail platforms. In addition, the track will be featured on Music Is The Weapon (Reloaded), out March 26. The deluxe edition of the group’s latest album will feature four new tracks.

The music video, directed by Sam Sulam and filmed in Miami, FL is a comedic and cinematic masterpiece that will have fans laughing from beginning to end, the video truly captures the fun-loving personalities of Diplo, Walshy Fire, Ape Drums and of course, Guaynaa, in this hilarious story line. Filmed at the famous Gulfstream Park, the video follows the wild ride of what happens when a wealthy horse owner, portrayed by Walshy Fire, finds out that his premiere jockey, Diplo, is missing. He has no choice but to substitute his stable boy, Guaynaa to ride in the big race.

This year it’s been about exploring the different sides of myself and I’m enjoying it, creating different genres of music. This song is very different from what I have done recently. It is upbeat and fun. I think my fans are going to enjoy what Major Lazor and I crafted,” said Guaynaa.

Since exploding onto the scene with his global hit, “Rebota” in 2018, Puerto Rican artist Guaynaa has been an undeniable force in Latin music. The Latin GRAMMY nominated artist has captivated fans across the globe with his single “Se Te Nota,” alongside Lele Pons, which garnered more than 272 million views on its video. He also released a collaboration with Sebastian Yatra, “Chica Ideal,” who’s video accumulated over 134 million views. Plus, his collaboration with K-POP sensation Chung Ha on “Demente,” is the first time a K-POP star sings in Spanish. Lastly, his newest single and video “Monterrey” is available now on all streaming platforms.

It’s no secret that Major Lazer have been pioneers in bringing together the worlds of EDM and Latin music, their 2013 remix of their hit “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” featuring Daddy Yankee became a global phenomenon and over the years the trio has followed up with incredible collaborations with the biggest names in Latin music such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny, and many more. On Friday, March 5, several of those memorable chart-topping Spanish-language tracks were bundled together with Diplomatico, available to stream collectively on Spotify.

Music Is The Weapon was released in October to critical acclaim. Coming five years after Peace Is The Mission and countless world tours, the album highlights the group’s thoroughly global approach. Music Is The Weapon includes songs in five languages and features collaborations with stars from around the globe including Nicki Minaj, J Balvin, Marcus Mumford, Khalid, Alessia Cara, Skip Marley, longtime collaborators Anitta and Busy Signal, New York-born Chilean artist Paloma Mami, Jamaican rising stars Sheensea and BEAM, Indian breakouts Nucleya and Rashmeet Kaur, and more.

Major Lazer is the global dance trio of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Ape Drums. Named for the group’s fictional figurehead, a one-armed Jamaican Zombie War commando, Major Lazer’s mission is to free the universe with music. The band has released three acclaimed albums, 2009’s Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do, 2013’s Free The Universe and 2015’s Peace Is The Mission, featuring “Lean On” with DJ Snake and MØ—one of the most successful songs of all time.

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Your Guide to the Most Popular Music Festivals

Over 32 million people in the US attend music festivals every year and that number is only getting bigger and bigger.

Buying a ticket and heading off to the most popular music festivals is the best way to listen to your favorite bands live, discover new artists, and have a lot of fun with your friends in a beautiful location.

There’s no wonder why so many people like going to music festivals! It’s a bucket list experience for many. But choosing the right music festival could make or break your whole trip.

If you want to figure out which of the most popular music festivals in the USA best fits your music taste and vibe, we’ve put together this guide to help you. All of these festivals are some of the most popular in the country and they cover a variety of genres and tastes.

Most Popular Music Festivals in the USA

We’ve listed the top, busiest, and most popular music festivals in the USA to inspire you to attend one. They’re located all over the US so we’ve included information such as exactly where they are and what time of year they take place annually.

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Where: Manchester, Tennessee

When: Early September

Like a lot of music festivals, Bonnaroo started small and primarily booked folk-rock acts and garage bands back when it started in 2002. In just under 20 years, Bonnaroo now books some of the biggest names in rock and pop music such as Miley Cyrus and Tame Impala.

This is a music festival that offers something for everyone and it’s a great option for first-time festival-goers.

If you’re a festival newbie and are struggling with what to take to a music festival then click here.

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Where: Indio, California and Coachella Valley, Colorado

When: Two weekends in April

Whether you love it or love to hate it, Coachella has become one of the music festivals to see and be seen. Tickets sell out faster every year, tonnes of celebrities attend and for those watching from the sidelines on Instagram, it can seem more like a fashion show than a live music event.

But Coachella attracts some of the best musicians in the world spanning all musical genres. It’s also responsible for some of the best musical performances of all time. Everyone remembers when Beyoncé practically renamed the festival Beychella in 2018 with her mindblowing set, right? And they will for years to come.

Stagecoach Festival

Where: Indio, California

When: Late April

Usually taking place the weekend after Coachella wraps up, Stagecoach is primarily a modern country music festival that acts as a sister event to Coachella. The kind of acts that perform live concerts at Stagecoach includes Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Keith Urban.

As you can imagine, Stagecoach attracts a different kind of crowd that particularly loves country music. But it’s still a hugely popular sell-out event with 75,000 people attending in 2019.

South by Southwest (SXSW)

Where: Austin, Texas

When: March

South by Southwest is a different kind of music festival altogether in that it’s not even strictly a music festival! Part conference, film festival, and music festival, South by Southwest (or SXSW as it’s often styled) almost takes over the city of Austin with hundreds of live music and arts events.

Some of the acts that have previously performed in the music section of SXSW include Lana Del Ray, The Shins, and Lady Gaga. The musical acts tend to be a mix of current pop musicians, hip-hop, and more alternative and indie names.

Lollapalooza Chicago

Where: Grant Park, Chicago

When: Late July/Early August

If you want to attend a quintessentially American music festival that isn’t out in a desert and has a line up featuring all different musical genres, Lollapalooza is perfect.

Past acts at Lollapalooza include Chance The Rapper, Paul McCartney and Alabama Shakes.

Lollapalooza also has a strong history of activism by allowing non-profits and political speakers a platform at one of the most popular music festivals in the USA.

Burning Man

Where: Black Rock Desert, Nevada

When: Late August/Early September

Burning Man is not a festival, and any true Burner will tell you the same thing. It is a spontaneous and cultural happening where art, self-expression, and curiosity converge in the Nevada desert.

But for the sake of clarity, it’s a festival and one of the most original in the world. Though there isn’t an official line-up of events or acts, nor is there really an ‘official’ anything at Burning Man.

Burning Man takes place over one whole week (called ‘Burn Week’) and since it’s inception in the late 1980s has amassed thousands of dedicated followers. No money is exchanged at Burning Man and Burners are expected to bring their own shelter, food, and supplies. 

Those who have attended this festival (or cultural happening) usually gushes that it’s one of the best experiences of their lives. 

Hangout Music Festival

Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama

When: May

What is missing from the other most popular music festivals on this list? If your answer is “the beach” then Hangout Music Festival might be the music festival for you!

Located on the Gulf Shores in Alabama, this three-day music event is the ultimate live-music-at-the-beach experience. Past performers include Twenty One Pilots, Stevie Wonder, and Vampire Weekend. Granted, Hangout doesn’t attract the huge mega musicians but their line ups are still star-studded events.
And who needs Beyoncé when you have upbeat and catchy tunes, sand, and the sun setting in the distance?

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

When: Late April/Early May

There’s no denying that New Orleans is one of the most vibrant, exciting cities in the world and Jazz is super important to the city’s history and music landscape.
Back in the 1970s, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was created as a showcase for local musicians but nowadays the event is so much bigger. In the past, non-jazz performers like Stevie Nicks, Lizzo, and The Who have performed at the festival so there really is something for everyone.
But at the heart, the Jazz & Heritage Festival is still about celebrating the spirit of the New Orleans people and their undeniable love of music.

There’s a Music Festival Out There for Everyone

Those are just some of the most popular music festivals, and there are heaps more out there! Music festivals aren’t simply just live music shows, but they’re exciting, fun, and often life-changing experiences.

Check out our other arts and music-related articles on our site for more inspiration and information!

Gryffin and Audrey Mika release "Safe With Me" by Ashley Osborn as announced by 360 MAGAZINE.

Gryffin x Audrey Mika – Safe With Me

Today, L.A.-based artist/producer Gryffin shares his new single “Safe With Me,” featuring rising star Audrey Mika. Released via Darkroom/Interscope Records, “Safe With Me” is a heart-on-sleeve love song that’s both confessional and irresistibly catchy.

Known for his kinetic fusion of dance-pop and future bass, Gryffin recently earned RIAA gold certification for “All You Need to Know” with SLANDER ft. Calle Lehmann — a 2019 release that’s now surpassed 100 million streams. The chart-climbing single appears on Gryffin’s debut album Gravity, which hit #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart soon after arriving in October 2019.

“Safe With Me” follows Gryffin’s recent single “Cry,” a collaboration with Swedish singer/songwriter John Martin hailed by EDM.com as a “scintillating future pop record that tugs at the heartstrings.” In addition to “Cry,” Gryffin’s recent output includes “Hold You Tonight,” a breathtaking collaboration with platinum-selling country artist Chris Lane. Premiering in April, the acoustic-guitar-laced track marked Gryffin’s first new music since the release of Gravity — a widely acclaimed album including hits like “Remember” ft. ZOHARA (a track that shot to #1 on Dance radio), “OMG” (a #16 hit on the US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, featuring Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen), and “Body Back” ft. Maia Wright (#16 hit on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart). With its incredible lineup of collaborators and guest artists, Gravity also features “Hurt People” (a collaboration with singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc, co-written by Bastille frontman Dan Smith) and “Baggage” by Gryffin with Gorgon City ft. AlunaGeorge (praised by Dancing Astronaut as a “perfectly poignant and danceable requiem to the summer season”).

ABOUT GRYFFIN
Born Dan Griffith, Gryffin got his start in music as a classically trained pianist and guitarist and also played in several bands. After receiving an electrical engineering degree from the University of Southern California, he pursued a path in music production, drawing equally from his carefully honed musicality and edgy ingenuity. Gryffin made his breakthrough in 2016 with two singles showcasing his melodic take on dance music: “Heading Home” ft. Josef Salvat (which shot to #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts) and the Bipolar Sunshine collaboration “Whole Heart.” In addition, his 2017 smash single “Feel Good” — with Illenium and featuring Daya— peaked at #18 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts. Gryffin’s major triumphs also include “Tie Me Down” ft. Elley Duhé (which hit #2 on the Spotify US Viral Chart and #9 on the Global Viral Chart), “Remember” ft. Zohara (which garnered 6.5 million streams in its first few weeks and earned support from Tiesto, who featured the track on an Instagram story), and “All You Need to Know” with SLANDER ft. Calle Lehmann (a gold-certified smash that’s now surpassed 100 million streams). Arriving in October 2019, Gryffin’s debut album Gravity quickly climbed to #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
ABOUT AUDREY MIKA
Hailing from the Bay Area, 20 year-old rising star Audrey Mika first rose to prominence as a YouTube sensation whose following has continued to grow with her unique covers of popular hits. She has amassed over 1.4 million YouTube subscribers who flock to check out her original material such as her two prior projects, 2018’s “Are We There Yet” and 2019’s “Level Up,’ which she recorded entirely on GarageBand. Her latest EP 5 A.M.was released earlier this year via RCA Records and includes her hit “Y U Gotta B Like That” which has amassed over 52M combined audio/video streams worldwide as well as “Fake Heartbreak” which Idolator called “soulful.” She’s been called a “rising star” by Paper Magazine, Ladygunn declared her “a beacon of Generation Z brightness”, Flaunt Magazine said she “is more than meets the eye, she is a true visionary with a dedication to her dope desires” and her original music has been praised by Ones To Watch who called it “incredible.” Her spring tour saw her first ever New York show sold out. Her track “Just Friends”released earlier this summer and met with Billboard praising her “top-notch vocals,” Idolator calling it a “perfectly-crafted pop song,” Ones To Watch said it’s “a certified bop” and E! News declaring it an “irrepressibly catchy track.” Her newest track “Red Gatorade” is already a fan favorite.
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Neffex Releases Debut Album

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’s NEFFEX RELEASES THEIR DEBUT ALBUM NEW BEGINNINGS VIA 12TONE MUSIC. Listen HERE

ALBUM FEATURES JEZ DIOR, ROZES, AND MASN
 

DUO PREVIOUSLY RELEASED 100 SONGS IN 100 WEEKS AMASSING OVER 2 BILLION STREAMS
 

“Dabbling in everything from rock to hip-hop, EDM and more, the duo’s impossible to pigeonhole sound is a reflection of the way music is consumed today.” -Forbes

NEFFEX, the duo who garnered over 2 billion streams by releasing 100 self-produced, self-mixed, and self-mastered songs in 100 weeks in 2018, have released their debut album, New Beginnings, today via 12Tone Music – listen HERE. Their previous untraditional, non cookie-cutter release strategy continues to stream at approximately 100M+ per month and sparked the interest of hundreds of online channels and influencers. By the end of 2018, they had unleashed over 110 originals, plus remixes, that blended the sonic worlds of guitar- driven pop, alternative, electronic and hip-hop. Now with the release of their debut album the duo states, “New Beginnings really has become its own journey where each song tells a story of its own, but all comes together in a unique, but cohesive way. We are so incredibly excited to finally release this album and give our fans tons more music and what we believe is our best body of work yet.”

It all started as a garage band using GarageBand. Since their teenage years, Bryce Savage and Cameron Wales have made music with the intent of providing the feeling once felt when they first heard their favorite artists. It’s a passion which helped translate into billions of streams under their collective group name of NEFFEX. Now, as the Southern California duo releases their debut album, the momentum and drive to craft accessible tunes like they did when they made their first 100 songs in 100 weeks continues – and they’re just getting warmed up.


New Beginnings tracklisting:

  1. Sometimes
  2. Be Somebody (feat. ROZES)
  3. New Beginnings
  4. Scars
  5. I’ve Been Let Down
  6. Hell Won’t Take Me
  7. I Wanna Play a Game (feat. Jez Dior)
  8. Don’t Hate Me
  9. Mind Reader (feat. MASN)
  10. Unavailable
  11. When it Flows
  12.  WOW!
  13.  Worst of You
  14.  Closer to Heaven
  15.  Space
  16.  I’ll be Fine
Ampium Press Image used by 360 Magazine

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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