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Healy – Back in Time

Memphis based singer/songwriter/producer Healy releases his latest track and accompanying visual for “Back in Time” ft. Public Library Commute today (listen/watch here).

“”Back in Time,” much like “Nikes On,” has the central theme of time,” says Healy of the track.  “I really overthink a lot and spend a lot of my energy reliving the past while trying to make it perfect. Time is relative–and sometimes I wish I could manipulate it by slowing it down and living a little longer inside certain moments–so I tried to convey that by slowing and warping the end of the song and offering this really saturated vignette. It only lasts 30 seconds, but it departs from the anecdotal nature of the rest of the song and exists as a really vulnerable portrayal of my core feelings that rarely see the light of day.”

In July, Healy released the track and music video for “Second Wind” which was the first track he wrote and recorded during his trip to Joshua Tree National Park.  The track has nearly 1 million streams.  Earlier this year, Healy released “Nikes On” as well as the music video for his track “Reckless” the latter of which was featured on his debut album Subluxe and has over 47.5 million streams on Spotify.  Healy reached over 1.4 million followers on his Spotify artist page. Healy released “Tuscon,” which has garnered over 2.7 million combined audio streams.  Keep checking for more music from Healy coming soon.

About Healy:

Performing under only his last name, Healy embodies cardinal themes of his work like self-discovery and non-dualism. He released his debut album Subluxe in 2017 in the wake of his second year of medical school.  The album has nearly 60 million audio streams.  The lead single, “Unwind,” caught the internet on its heels, helping to establish Healy’s fixed presence as a promising multidimensional artist in a mercurial musical climate. His work is a fearless transgression—a tonal gradient with origins in classic and indie rock, soul, and Memphis rap.

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Imagine illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Steve Aoki × Frank Walker × AJ Mitchell 

Today, two-time Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Steve Aoki, alongside rising fellow DJ/producer Frank Walker, and pop singer-songwriter, MTV Push/Vevo LIFT Artist, AJ Mitchell drop a refreshing high-energy summer collaboration “Imagine.” This new single calls us to imagine everything that comes with a relationship blending Aoki’s signature electro-pop sound with Walker’s dance-pop and Mitchell’s smoot breezy vocals, and is set to save the dancefloor this summer.

Aoki, Walker and Mitchell seamlessly blend their talents to create “Imagine”, a high-energy track that explores the highs and lows when imagining love. With catchy lyrics and a feel-good melody that combines underlying piano chords with sonic and techno beats, it transports you to your most desired state of love and the emotions felt in that ideal state. The chorus echoes “I want it with you” knowing that each listener can visualize their love and feel their own euphoria at the beat drop. The melody continually grows in strength as the lyrics confirm the power love can have in any situation…”if you imagine.”

“This track with Frank & AJ is something we poured our heart & souls into, and I’m so excited for it to be out just in time for Summer,” said Aoki. “The lyrics are something everyone can relate to, and the beat is something everyone can dance to. I wish we could bring it to you live in-person, but we have some special plans regardless to bring this to the world.”

“Imagine feels like such a game-changing song for me personally,” said Walker. “Creating a record alongside Steve has been incredible, he’s a legend in the dance scene and being a part of his creative process is unlike anything I’ve done before. Taking our production and adding AJ Mitchell into the mix took the record to a new level, he’s such a talented artist with a crazy voice. The three of us were able to come together with our own unique sounds to something truly special on Imagine. I can’t wait for the world to hear this one!”

“I’m very excited to be a part of such a fun record as “Imagine,” said Mitchell. “Steve has been one of my favorite people to work with. Him and Frank are both super talented and this is an awesome track you won’t be able to stop dancing to.”

Steve Aoki, the two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ is one of today’s most successful American cross-genre artists, collectively counting 2.8 billion music streams on Spotify. As the founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak Records, which he founded in 1996, Aoki has helped launch the careers of global acts like The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Gossip, and The Kills, among many others. Dim Mak today counts more than 1,000 official releases from the biggest acts and most buzzing newcomers across EDM, indie rock, hip-hop and beyond over its two-decades-plus discography. As a solo artist, Aoki boasts a lauded discography that includes: Wonderland (2012), his debut solo album, which garnered him his first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album; hip-hop centric Kolony (2017), and the Neon Future series, which includes Neon Future I (2014, certified gold by the RIAA), Neon Future II (2015), Neon Future III (2018) and the recently released Neon Future IV (April 2020); which has rocketed in streaming to date and received praise from singles such as “Maldad” ft. Maluma and “Let It Be Me” ft. Backstreet Boys. Recognized by Forbes as one of the top 5 world’s highest paid DJ’s and the world’s hardest working DJ, Aoki is “one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world” (Billboard), counting more than 250 tour dates per year. In 2012, Aoki founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the brain science and research areas with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. Most recently, Steve Aoki released his critically acclaimed memoir entitled BLUE: The Color of Noise published by St. Martin’s Press. 

Following up on a massive 2019, Frank Walker has had a huge start to 2020. Touted as an iHeartRadio Future Star and a Billboard Rising Artist, this Toronto-native has captivated fans across the globe, owning main stages in Europe, Asia, and North America. Frank also supported Kygo on his “Kids In Love” worldwide tour. Backed by the industry’s best and fresh off a new record deal with Sony Music this producer is becoming a mainstay on Spotify’s Dance & Pop playlists. Destined for big things, Frank is coming off a collaboration with R3HAB and has had official remixes for Kygo, Marshmello, Chainsmokers, Alessia Cara, Bastille, and Loud Luxury. His recent singles ‘Heartbreak Back’ and ‘Only When It Rains’ both went top 10 on Canadian Top 40 radio, with the former gaining Gold status. Frank will be returning to Ultra Music Festival’s main stage this year and also secured a 2020 Vegas at Wynn where he will be playing 20 shows at Encore Beach Club & XS Nightclub.

Sporting a slick and show-stopping voice, sharp songwriting chops, and endless charisma, AJ Mitchell emerges as a stylish and soulful new leading man for pop R&B. Born and raised in Belleville, IL, he went from uploading highly-trafficked covers on social media to personally writing and recording his 2017 breakout single “Used To Be.” Clocking over 90 million Spotify streams to date, the song paved the way for a deal with Vol. 1 / Epic Records and saw AJ relocate to Los Angeles. 

With over 100 million-plus streams on tracks such as “I Don’t Want You Back,”Girls”, “All My Friends”, “Talk So Much”, and “Move On” and nearly 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify, he’s cemented himself as 2020’s fastest rising star. Named a 2019 MTV Push artist and a 2019 Vevo LIFT artist and acclaimed by Billboard, Idolator, and Seventeen, he’s sold out numerous headline shows and performed on The Today Show and Good Day New York. Over the past year, his rapid rise only accelerated. AJ flexes his star power and vocal prowess on the Slow Dance EP. Preceded by “Move On” and the Top 40 single and title track “Slow Dance” [feat. Ava Max], his songwriting and show-stopping spirit once again take center stage on upbeat and undeniable new anthem “Out My Mind.” To date, AJ has had three songs in the Top 40 Pop Radio charts: “Girls”, “All My Friends” (#20), and “Slow Dance”. This past spring, AJ released his collaboration with Rich The Kid called “Spring Break”, and most recently unveiled his uplifting new single “Burn” in June. Following its release, “Burn” ranked as pop radio’s most added song. Now, he sets his sights on pop domination with every move as he gears up to release his highly anticipated debut full-length album Skyview this year.

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Peach Pit × “Black Licorice”

PEACH PIT SHARES VIDEO FOR “BLACK LICORICE

SOPHOMORE ALBUM YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS OUT APRIL 3

Peach Pit has shared the official video for “Black Licorice” from their forthcoming sophomore album You and Your Friends, which will be released April 3 via Columbia Records. Directed by Lester Lyons-Hookham, the visual follows the band rocking matador outfits as they roam the streets attempting frivolous stunts. Watch HERE. Pre-order/pre-save You and Your Friends HERE () and see full track list below.

Peach Pit will be touring this spring in support of You and Your Friends. The upcoming headline tour will cross North America and Europe with sold-out shows in Chicago, New York, DC, and others. Tickets are on sale now, visit peachpitmusic.com for more information.

You and Your Friends Tracklist:
1. Feelin’ Low (F*ckboy Blues)
2. Black Licorice
3. Figure 8
4. Puppy Grin
5. Brian’s Movie
6. Camilla, I’m At Home
7. Second Life With Emily
8. Live At The Swamp
9. Shampoo Bottles
10. Thursday
11. Your Teeth
12. You and Your Friends

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Local Natives Concert Review

On Saturday night, a five-piece-indie-rock band, Local Natives brought the energy to the Palladium with their symphonic tones, unique instrumentals, and airy soft lyrics. The LA native band played multiple songs throughout the night from their new album Violet Streets. This album explores adulthood, love, and friendships.

The band opened the show with a piece called “Vogue” from their album Violet Streets. The band then quickly livened up the audience by singing one of their older songs, “Sun Hands” in which lead singer, Taylor Rice jumped into the sea of screaming fans to crowd surf. 

The fans continued screaming throughout the show, especially once the band played the song, “Fountains of Youth”, which was a song released in November of 2016, right before the elections took place. 

The group finished their set with the song “When Am I Gonna Lose You”, which lead singer, Rice, explained was an ode to love. As the LA native boy band announced their last song, the crowd was in tears. The phrase “encore” could be heard from miles away. The band came back on to perform a few more songs until they had to say their last goodbye.

Complete with stunning light shows, seamless transitions, and phenomenal vocals, the Local Natives seemed to impress the crowd.

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WELSHLY ARMS “INDESTRUCTIBLE”

Cleveland based, blues and gospel influenced Alternative band, Welshly Arms debuts their latest song, “Indestructible,” today—listen and share here. The track premiered on Ones To Watch, who says, “prepare yourself for robust guitar strings and a pop-tinged chorus that thrives off of a funkified shuffle.”

Frontman Sam Getz explains the meaning behind “Indestructible,” saying “‘Indestructible’ is about being in love with someone that’s out of your league. You know they’ll never break down and fall for you, but in a way, that’s what makes you want them even more.”

“Indestructible” follows Welshly Arm’s previously released song “Sanctuary,” and both are taken from the band’s highly anticipated debut album, No Place Is Home, which is set for release on May 25th. See the full No Place Is Home tracklist below. Pre-order No Place Is Home here.

WESHLEY ARMS SQUARE

NO PLACE IS HOME TRACKLIST
01. “All The Way Up”
02. “Indestructible”
03. “Sanctuary”
04. “How High”
05. “All For Us”
06. “Down To The River”
07. “Locked”
08. “Hammer”
09. “Legendary”
10. “X”
11. “Wild”
12. “Love Of The Game”
13. “Unspoken”

JAMES BAY x Saturday Night Live

JAMES BAY’S SNL DEBUT THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH

TO PERFORM “WILD LOVE” AND “PINK LEMONADE”

Tune in to NBC’s Saturday Night Live 
Tomorrow at 11:30 PM EST

 

Watch SNL Promos with Sterling K. Brown and Beck Bennett HERE.

See James walk onto the SNL Stage for the first time below!
James Bay Twitter: HERE
SNL Instagram: HERE.

 

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LEMAITRE’s MACHINE

Norwegian-born, Los Angeles-based electronic duo Lemaitre returns with a new single, « Machine » and an early start on the festival season with performances this weekend at M3F in Phoenix, AZ and CRSSD in San Diego, CA. “Machine” – the duo’s first new offering since 2017’s Chapter One, which featured the hit single « Closer” feat. vocalist Jennie A. blends bright synth lines, jangly guitar riffs, and soaring melody into a sweetly wistful, indie-pop-inspired confection. Relationship issues send the track’s narrator into emotional overload and leave him yearning for a simpler, more mechanical existence. He pleads, “Every time that I try, I shut down/So can you please hit restart?”.

 

“The basis for the lyrics to the song was this thing my cousin used to say when he was little” notes Ketil Jansen, who founded Lemaitre with fellow producer/songwriter Ulrik Denizou Lund. “Every time he did something he wasn’t allowed to do, like play with matches or whatever, he’d always turn into a machine and walk out of the room all robot-like, saying « I’m a machine, I don’t have any feelings, you can’t yell at me.” It was the perfect defense”

 

“Machine” is the first in a series of new tracks from Lemaitre. Forthcoming singles “Control” “Little Things” and “Big” are the results of Lemaitre’s collaborations with producers Coucheron, Jerry Folk, Bearson and William Larsen, all of whom are also Norwegian artists living in L.A. The tracks will be released over the course of the year.

 

In addition to this weekend’s festival performances, the duo will play Sasquatch and numerous other festivals. See below for initial itinerary and follow Lemaitre for further announcements. Known for their incendiary live sets, such as their explosive appearance at Coachella 2016. Lemaitre constantly change up their show to specifically suit each audience and venue, typically bringing in a full band, sometimes with an entire horn section.

 

Lemaitre’s commitment to upending what’s expected of the musical experience dates back to their earliest days as a duo. After meeting at a party in Oslo and bonding over their love of the Chemical Brothers and Basement Jaxx, Lund and Jansen started making music as teenagers. In summer 2010, they had a major breakthrough when “The Friendly Sound” – their second-ever release – hit No. 1 on Hype Machine overnight. In early 2012, Lemaitre released the first EP in their Relativity series. Relativity 2 followed in May 2012 and reached No. 1 on the iTunes Electronic chart in the U.S. and Canada. Soon after their song “1:18” was used as in a 2014 ad for the Apple iPhone 5C, Lemaitre signed to Astralwerks and made the move to L.A.

 

Streams of the hit single “Closer” now exceed 50 million on Spotify. The track was heard in a Google phone commercial and used by Bose in various retail displays while “We Got U” appeared in the FIFA 2017 mobile app trailer. “Higher” featuring Maty Noyes, landed in an Apple Watch ad, was praised by Idolator as “a mind-bending banger”.

 

 

Download / Stream “Machine” HERE:

 

 

Lemaitre : 2018 Festival Dates : 

3/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ McDowell Mountain Music Festival

3/3 – San Diego, CA @ CRSSD Festival

4/28 – Jujutla, Mexico @ Festival Vaiven

5/25 – Sasquatch Music Festival @ The Gorge Amphitheatre

8/9 – Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal @ Meo Sudoeste Festival

8/11 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival

8/18 – Bodø, Norway @ Parkenfestivalen