Rose took the stage at 2 a.m. performing saucy hits including “Psycho,” “Big Mouth” and her latest single, “Wifey.” After her set, she hung out and danced with friends at their booth while sipping on Moet Nectar Rose, Hennessy and Casamigos Blanco.
About LIGHT Nightclub
LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay merges cutting-edge creativity with popular music to produce unrivaled nightlife entertainment. LIGHT’s DJs play a wide range of popular hits with performers and dancers immersing the crowd in a pulsating party vibe set to state-of-the-art sound and lighting. LIGHT’s massive LED screens captivate the senses and a world-class sound system keeps energy high. LIGHT is open Friday and Saturday nights from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. More information is available on the website HERE and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
DJ ESCO put on an energetic set from 4 to 5 p.m., playing top hits including “Too Much Sauce,” “How It Was” and “No Slow Money,” while hyping up the crowd with the help of his mascot. They sipped on Ciroc, DonJulio Reposado and 1942 while mingling with Green and DJ Shabazz, as well as rapperSymbaand former NFL star TJ Ward.
Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, DAYLIGHT Beach Club is the place to be for a luxuriously entertaining pool experience with its 50,000-square-foot space including a 4,400-square-foot main pool and two additional private pools for cabana guests.DAYLIGHT is also open from 10 p.m. to close Saturday nights for its popular “DAYLIGHT at Night” parties. For more information, includingspecial event pricingor to make reservations, please visit HERE.
About DAYLIGHT Beach Club
Spanning 50,000 square feet at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, DAYLIGHT Beach Club offers a picturesque resort beach club experience with a massive main pool as well as two private pools for cabana guests. For an elevated beach club experience, DAYLIGHT offers daybeds, banquettes and bungalows, available with reservations. DAYLIGHT’s exceptional hand-crafted cocktails, poolside bites and VIP bottle service come together with a stellar roster of international DJs and performing artists. DAYLIGHT is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday as well as 10 p.m. to close for “Neon Vibra” on Saturday night. More information is on the website at HERE as well as on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Prepared for a fun performance, Plies arrived around 4:30 p.m. wearing a patterned button-up shirt, shades and a bucket hat while decked out in bling. Sipping on Clase Azul and Casamigos Resposado, he put on an energetic show including some of his biggest hits such as “Becky,” “Shawty” and “Hypnotized.” Afterwards, Plies enjoyed the afternoon with his friends and family, while also mingling with NFL stars James Conner and Tyler Boyd.
Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, DAYLIGHT Beach Club is the place to be for a luxuriously entertaining pool experience with its 50,000-square-foot space including a 4,400-square-foot main pool and two additional private pools for cabana guests. DAYLIGHT is also open from 10 p.m. to close on Saturday nights for its popular “DAYLIGHT at Night” parties. For more information, including special event pricing or to make reservations, please visit HERE
About DAYLIGHT Beach Club
Spanning 50,000 square feet at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, DAYLIGHT Beach Club offers a picturesque resort beach club experience with a massive main pool as well as two private pools for cabana guests. For an elevated beach club experience, DAYLIGHT offers daybeds, banquettes and bungalows, available with reservations. DAYLIGHT’s exceptional hand-crafted cocktails, poolside bites and VIP bottle service come together with a stellar roster of international DJs and performing artists. DAYLIGHT is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday as well as 10 p.m. to close on Saturday nights for “DAYLIGHT at Night.” More information is on the website at www.daylightvegas.com as well as on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Bright keys underpin the bouncy production of the track as her voice sails over a head-nodding groove on a hypnotic island-inflected refrain. The song showcases yet another side of this dynamic force of nature, breaking boundaries between borders and genres along the way.
It paves the way for more music to come from Amanda Reifer very soon. It’s about to be a “crazy” year for her…
“Crazy” arrives on the heels of her most recent release “Bag.” In addition to turning heads with its sexy, slick, and cinematic music video, it incited widespread tastemaker applause. Wonderland hailed it as “empowering and attitude-filled,” and LA Weeklydubbed it “a vibrant, strong anthem.” Meanwhile, Nylontouted her among “17 Under-the-Radar Black Musicians to Know Right Now” and praised “Bag” as “an airy, dance-y track with a tropical twist about getting green that highlights her clarifying vocals.”
Last year, audiences fell under her spell when she stirred up the single “Rich Bitch Juice,” cracking over 1 million streams and attracting a growing fan base. Sending shockwaves through the game, she caught the attention of TITLE 9, who signed her through a partnership with Republic. Now, she’s cooking up more music to be released soon. She’s primed for a massive 2022!
About Amanda Reifer
Music moves like colors, swirling in and out of different shades and styles. Amanda Reifer emerges out of a similar kaleidoscope of pop, R&B, Caribbean, soul, hip-hop, and reggae hues. The Barbados-born singer and songwriter does everything as vibrantly as possible, projecting her voice and presence with power and passion in equal measure. Growing up in the Caribbean, she initially made waves as the frontwoman for Cover Drive. After gaining traction online, the group flourished across the pond in the UK, notching three Top 10 hits in the UK and landing a #1 with “Twilight.” During 2018, she followed her internal creative compass towards a signature solo style of her own. After dropping her solo debut “Girl Like Me,” she put up numbers with “Ransom” and “Bang Bang.” However, “Rich Bitch Juice” exploded in 2020. As she graced Spotify playlists such as “Leo,” it clocked over 1 million total streams and caught the attention of TITLE 9 who signed her through a partnership with Republic Records. Now, she asserts herself as a dynamic and diverse international disruptor.
The forthcoming rapstress herself Coi Leray debuted her most recent single Anxiety, where she talks about the worries that she faces each and every day.
The song tackles Coi’s trust issues and journey that she endured to get where she is modern day. Stream AnxietyHERE.
The chorus rings, “Sometimes I feel like, can’t trust no one around me, there’s another side of me but I don’t even show it, ’cause I got way too many people eating off me, been through depression and I learned my lessons, so I count my blessings and run it up.”
Coi’s debut album Trendsetter is right around the corner, and here’s why you’ll want to tune in when it releases…
Coi’s viral hit TWINNEM has accumulated a mass viewing of over 16 billion views, with 50 million global streams and 6+ million video creations. She made her first late-night television on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this past year, and has been nominated for a vast array of awards, including Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artistat the 2021 American Music Awardsand Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Best New Artistat the 2021BET Awards.
This year, Coi has received nominations for the 2022 XXL Awardsas Female Rapper of the Year and Best New Artist of the Year as well as the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards, including the categories of Best New Hip-Hop Artist of the Year andTikTok Bop of the Year. She joins the coveted list of performers performing at this years Rolling Loud Portugal and the Governor’s Ball.
21-year-old artist Jaxx recently debuted his new single “Too Often,” on January 21. Showcasing a vibrant vibe throughout, Jaxx expresses how better days are ahead and how he’s on his way to living out his dream. He sings, “’Bouta live my dream, yeah like that, gotta feed my team, count up fast, better days I know you wish you had.”
The single has rose to notoriety quickly, catching spots on Billboard’s Fresh Picks. Billboard noted that Jaxx “combines expressive melodies and free flexes on his playful and confident new single.” The single gained praise from Teen Vogue as well, landing a place on their Best New Music, mentioning that the single “drips will the feel-good swagger.”
The limitless vibe that is ever present in “Too Often” has made it a hit. Listen to “Too Often” HERE.
Originally from Arizona, Jaxx had a prospective pro skateboarding career before the thought of making music even crossed his mind. When he reached his later teen years, his older brother began delving into making music, which inspired Jaxx. He decided he would go after this newfound dream, recording his first few songs on his iPhone in the church parking lot.
His first song that gained traction was “Ride With Me,” a melodious song all about loyalty, that achieved over 100K streams. Jaxx continued his journey in the music realm with popular singles “Road 2 Nowhere” and “Like This!” Later joining forces with Internet Money, Jaxx released “Domino,” his 2021 out-of-this-world single that achieved more praise than he had ever seen before.
As what goes for the future, Jaxx aims to continue to grow his career and his fanbase, which is already on the rise. Heading into the studio often, Jaxx has been able to expand his career and really prep for what’s to come. He truly deems the best of his work has yet to come. “Since I’ve been making music, every song keeps getting better, I’m more excited to put out new music than I’ve ever been.”
“She’s got an attack in her flow, juxtaposed with a finesse in her lyricism and a hunger in her vocal tone. Her family gave her traditions, Toronto shaped her, and California helped form her sound.” – Toronto Guardian
Toronto-based queer alt-hip hop artist, Lex Leosis, shares her EP, Terracotta, today– just in time for peak summer vibes. The now Tiktok rap battle champ is also debuting a brand new video for “That Feel,” which shows an easy, breezy afternoon of skating in the sunshine. Leosis’ signature attitude is in full force in video with her lioness hair, long nails and high energy.
“That Feel” feels like a celebration, and this new release deserves exactly that. The video was shot in both Los Angeles and Toronto. Director, Yohalmo, who is embedded into longboard communities in LA, shot all the California scenes. He brought together the cast and both main characters Shannen Soriano and Laura Paragano. Director, Sharleen Meinke, who also directed the “Wanted” official video, shot Leosis’ parts in Toronto.
The previously released single and outlaw anthem, “Wanted,” arrived with an icon Thelma and Louise-inspired video. The debut single from the project was the sunny, tropical-beat infused, “Won’t Wait,” which showcased a breezy, bouncy beat under Leosis’ vulnerable lyrics and she yearns for real talk and love, but not at the expense of self-worth.
“Won’t Wait” and “Wanted” were produced by Rainer Blanchaer (Drake, The Weeknd, French Montana, The 1975), who is an executive producer on the whole EP. Having met through Leosis’ roommate, Blanchaer became a pandemic pal, and one of the only people she’s seen consistently during lockdown. They’ve used their time making music together in Leosis’ bedroom studio and the result is Terracotta. Describing the new EP, she says:
“In the Terracotta pots process, clay starts by being refined and molded. Through fire, time, and attention to detail…the terracotta pot is complete. I wrote this project through the pandemic. I was coming off releasing “Mythologies” (March 2020) and I was sad that I had to cancel a lot of my roll-out plans. No interviews, shows/tours or celebrations. I put my whole heart into that project and to see that I couldn’t continue my rollout because of the pandemic was a big blow. Instead of letting it defeat me, I decided that it would make me stronger and that I would use this time to rebuild.”
Creating a space to make music in her bedroom, she decided on a re-design for her space to inspire her creatively. She says, “I started looking into color palettes that would inspire the re-design…and there it was Terracotta. The summer had passed and it was getting colder and we were all aware of what was about to happen. Locked down in the cold with little sun. Like a lot of other people, my mental health doesn’t do well in these conditions. My bedroom design had to be warm, it had to be bright and happy. It had to channel summer. The vision of summer 2021 represented a time where this might all be over and things may be better.”
She adds, “So as the pieces of my bedroom start to come together, so does this project. My space is giving me the energy I need to focus every day. I immediately started learning instruments (piano and MPD). The Terracotta bedspread becomes the place I write “Won’t Wait.” I started daily meditation and writing a verse every day. I was lying down on my geometric gray rug when I came up with the hook for “Reality.” I start working out more and envisioning my live show. I was surrounded by plants in terracotta pots when I penned “That Feel.” Then at the end of this writing period, I have a warm, bright home space, at the exact same time as I have this incredible project. One year later and I’m a completely different person.”
Leosis also admits, “The EP definitely had a muse. Someone I really love and has consistently inspired me. This EP details all the feelings I’ve had about them, and consequently, about myself over the last year.” A dedication to the softness that quarantine created in her, a part of herself she didn’t have time to look at before, she also had time to dig through her grandfather’s old jazz records that she loved as a kid. When he passed in 2009, the records were given to her but had been dusty until Covid made her slow way down. The piano, saxophones and live drums on those records inspired the live elements on the new EP and Leosis says, “He had this foresight to leave those to me. We used to sit in his car outside our house and just listen to Jazz and I loved music as a kid.”
Between her quality time with Rainer, her grandfather’s records and her time to be with herself, she found a way to channel summer’s warmth, growth and freedom into 6 tracks. Terracotta is out everywhere now.
Terracotta EP Tracklisting
Hold Yah Down
Known for her dynamic flows, aggressive stage presence and elaborate story-telling, Lex Leosisis a name you will soon remember. With a unique gravely vocal delivery, acrobatic flows, and a mastery of her instrumentation, Lex breathes life into Hip-Hop and mesmerizes with her rapping abilities. Setting herself uniquely apart by holding space for various causes and using her platform to support other women and non-binary artists and creatives, Lex is not afraid to give props where it’s due.
Born in the west end of Toronto, Lex Leosis has dedicated her life to her music and artistry. Juggling her hiphop career, a plant-forward cooking website and catering company, and holding down multiple jobs, Lex prides herself on hard work, discipline and survival, traits she picked up from her mother. It gave Lex the energy to perfect her craft, grow her career and exchange stories with artists from all over the world. Lex is loud, opinionated, constantly fighting for what she believes in and hungry to make something of the Leosis name. She’s got an attack in her flow, juxtaposed with a finesse in her lyricism and a hunger in her vocal tone. Her family gave her traditions, Toronto shaped her, and California helped form her sound.
From humble beginnings, Lex first found a home in hip-hop at rap competitions and cyphers. She met a number of creatives through online rap communities and has up and parted from Toronto multiple times to join her peers in cities all over the U.S. to collaborate, make music and perform. Sharpening her teeth participating in various rap battles, Lex was widely known as a hip-hop force that could outrap anyone. Spending most of her time in the Bay Area of California, Lex has allowed her traveling influences to expand her music sound and capability.
Lex spent 2017-2019 devoting herself to Canadian rap group powerhouse, The Sorority. The group made waves with a 2016 International Women’s Day Cypher, and went on to release a debut album and toured extensively, sharing stages with artist like Miguel, Joey Badass & Snoop Dogg. After the group disbanded in 2019, Lex lead 2020 with her debut full length, Mythologies, a darker trap-heavy project that allowed her to explore her Greek roots and family history. Despite a derailed album release plan due to COVID-19, she followed the project up with summer bop, Pull Up, and the rap/house collaboration, Swerve, with DJ Cazztekand released under Armin Van Buuren’s label, Armada.
Lex found opportunity and inspiration during COVID lockdown establishing a new sound, taking control of her artistry by learning keys, bass and taking vocal lessons. She formed a team of creatives around her and using her tools, experience and community, developed her quintessential Lex Leosis sound with smooth west coast vibey instrumentation under melodious hooks and biting hip hop verses. Searching for an outlet to continue to rap bars, Lex began daily duets on Tiktok and has amassed over a million views on her videos and had drawn the attention of Tiktok Canada and numerous artists from The Arkells to K Flay.
Keep your eyes on this rising star as she continues to blaze her own trail in hip hop.
One of 2020s most phenomenal breakout stars, Hotboii has released his eagerly awaited new project Double O Baby. With guest spots from Lil Mosey and Toosii, Double O Baby is the Orlando rapper’s first full-length since his acclaimed debut project Kut Da Fan On featuring hit tracks like “Don’t Need Time” and “Goat Talk”. Go HERE to stream/download Double O Baby, available now via all digital retailers.
Also today, Hotboii premieres his soulful new single “Out The Mud” ft. Lil Mosey. Built on a backdrop of dreamy guitar tones and energetic beats, the track unfolds in heart-melting melodies as each rapper lays down an emotionally raw, high-powered performance.
“I put blood, sweat, and tears into every song,” said Hotboii on the creation of Double O Baby. “This project means a lot to me, and y’all are going to love it”.
Along with “Out The Mud,” Double O Baby features Hotboii’s previously released singles including the street anthem “Menace,” “No Limit,” “Police Brutality,” and “Left Lonely.” The 16-track project perfectly spotlights the 20-year-old artist’s masterful flow and soul-baring storytelling, which Pitchfork recently praised as a “blend of painful street tales and witty punchlines.”
Hotboii has been called “One of the hottest upcoming rappers in the game” by The Knockturnal. Complex has said he “is next up from Florida” and Pitchfork said, “The 20-year old continues to flourish.”
Track listing for Double O Baby by Hotboii:
I Don’t Want
Out The Mud ft. Lil Mosey
Out My Reach
All Of Your Love ft. Toosii
5 Steps Back
Problems (No Rights)
Can’t You See
Hailing from West Orlando, Hotboii is one of the most exciting new rappers to emerge from his hometown’s scene. After getting his start at age 15, he discovered a natural musical talent and began using his songs as an emotional outlet.
Although he was briefly held back by jail time, Hotboii moved forward with laying the groundwork for a long-lasting career as soon as he was released, driven by an overwhelming urge to establish himself as an industry heavyweight. Earlier this year, he achieved breakout success with his full-length debut Kut da Fan On — a powerhouse 17-track album that accumulated millions of streams within the first month of its release. Arriving in May, Kut da Fan On features hit tracks like “Goat Talk.”
Fully solidifying his position as one of the must-watch artists out of Los Angeles, hip-hop phenom Blxst has released the heavily anticipated deluxe release of his acclaimed debut EP, No Love Lost.
Out today via Red Bull Records, the multi-hyphenate continues his unstoppable run of hits with six new tracks, each showcasing his signature finesse, nimble lyricism, and soulful melodies. Tapping fellow West Coast heavyweights Ty Dolla $ign, Tyga, Dom Kennedy, and Bino Rideaux, the deluxe release of No Love Lost continues to explore the themes that laid the groundwork for its predecessor – loyalty, love, and life in the streets of Los Angeles.
Blxst has gathered raving reviews from many notable places. Pigeons & Planes said he is “A multi-dimensional artist who has a firm grasp on all facets of his solo work,” and LA Weekly it’s Blxst’s time to shine.
Still riding high off its success since its September release, No Love Lost has amassed over 30 million streams, debuting at #14 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums Chart and #8 on iTunes Top Albums for Hip-Hop/Rap, along with reaching #6 on Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 and #11 on Rolling Stone’s Trending 25 Charts for September. Paired with a cinematic series of videos to bring the project’s overarching narrative to life – with the final chapter, “Pressure,” out today – No Love Lost received praise from artists, tastemakers, and press alike.
No Love Lost (Deluxe) Track Listing
No Love Lost
Wrong or Right
Got It All (feat. Dom Kennedy)
Chosen (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Tyga)
Wrong or Right (feat. Bino Rideaux)
Blxst began his solo music career in 2015 after writing, producing, and honing his sound. He’s been unstoppable ever since, releasing his first single “Who Would’ve Thought” in 2016, and his breakout hit “Hurt” in 2019, which surpassed four million streams at the time of release.
As an artist and producer, respect for Blxst’s musical ability continues to grow. From self-editing his music videos and artwork to mixing and mastering his sound, these tools are what positions Blxst as an artist on the rise.
Blxst has recently shared his talent on Mozzy’s singles “I Ain’t Perfect”and “Streets Ain’t Safe,”as well as Bino Rideaux’s “Brand New.”The successful West Coast native has already gained notoriety from working with and producing for artists such as Kendrick Lamar, YG, Eric Bellinger, DJ Mustard, G Perico, Kalan. FrFr, and more.
Releasing No Love Lost earlier this year, the project is an expansive and emotive collection of music inspired by past relationships and his hometown of Los Angeles, paired with a cinematic series of music videos that brought the project’s overarching narrative to life.