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Maluma illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 MAGAZINE

MALUMA × #7DJ

Global Latin music idol MALUMA celebrated his 27th birthday by surprising fans with the release of the new visual album #7DJ (7 Days in Jamaica). The project consists of seven interconnected songs and videos which take us on an audiovisual journey as Maluma explores the heart of Jamaica, letting go of the trappings of fame and connecting with a new reality renewed by the Island through its people, music, and spirit of freedom.

For #7DJ, the versatile, ever-evolving singer/songwriter takes his sound in a completely unexpected new direction by fusing Latin urban music with reggae and dancehall, collaborating with renowned Jamaican artists Ziggy Marley and Charly Black, and incorporating traditional Jamaican musicians and live instruments (trumpets, saxophone, bass, drums). While each track has a distinct style, they are all seamlessly interconnected; the result is a Latin-urban-world music masterpiece that is as refreshing and magical as the journey that inspired it.

The #7DJ visual album concept was born more than a year ago on a seven day trip the artist took with his close friends and longtime music collaborators to Jamaica, a place he had dreamed of visiting since he was a child. He was able to immerse himself in the island life and sounds while spending time writing and collaborating and creating new connections and fusions every day on a trip that he describes as life-changing.

“Those seven days in Jamaica came at a time when I needed to escape and decompress as I had intensely worked non-stop on my career for seven years… causing me to question if I should even continue doing music. I did a lot of soul-searching and came back a different person, completely inspired and having realized that music is not just what I do, it’s part of who I am; how I experience and interpret life,” expressed Maluma.

#7DJ was produced by Edgar Barrera “Edge”, Johany Alejandro Corral “Nyal” and The Rude Boyz (Kevin “ADG” Jimenez and Bryan Lezcano “Chan El Genio”) with all the songs written by Maluma (Juan Luis Londoño) with Edgar Barrera, Vicente Barco, Johany Corral “Nyal”, Kevin Jimenez, Bryan Lezcano, Miky La Sensa, Ziggy Marley and Charly Black, among others.

Shot in Jamaica and Los Angeles, 36 Grados produced the short film comprised of seven interconnected videos that make the album an audio-visual adventure. To watch it click HERE.

The #7DJ album cover is an image created by Colombian artist Federico Uribe, renowned for using recycled materials to create life-like sculptures and art pieces. The artwork created from pieces of discarded plastic is a stunning portrait of Maluma that will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to environmental non-profits presented by Maluma’s foundation El Arte De Los SueÑos.

With the concept of executing a pop-up, sustainable art exhibit in Miami for the release of #7DJ, Maluma chose seven other Uribe art pieces made with everyday materials that represent each song of the album. The show is open to the public for a month, and will be streamed for everyone around the world to visit virtually. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit the following non-profits based in Colombia: Fundación Amigos del Mar, Jardín Botánico de Cartagena and Stand Up Providencia.

Track list for #7DJ (7 Days in Jamaica)

  1. Tónika ft. Ziggy Marley
  2. Love ft. Charly Black
  3. Chocolate
  4. Agua de Jamaica
  5. Desayun-Arte
  6. La Burbuja
  7. Peligrosa

About MALUMA:

Maluma is one of the leading voices in Latin music and a bona fide global youth idol. Born Juan Luis Londoño in Medellin, Colombia, he formulated his artistic moniker, Maluma, from the first two letters of the names of his mother, father and sister.

The 2018 Latin GRAMMY award winner for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album (for F.A.M.E.) is one of social media’s most popular artists. With over 23 million Facebook fans, 6 million Twitter followers, and a whopping 56 million Instagram followers, Maluma is the leading Latin male artist on Instagram, and the first and only one to surpass 50 million followers. His official YouTube/VEVO channel has more than 26.8 million subscribers, having earned him a YouTube Diamond Play Button Award.

With his Maluma World Tour he has achieved unparalleled success, having sold over one million tickets in 105 worldwide concerts in 2017 alone, and becoming the top concert-selling Latin artist in the world. In 2018 and 2019, he broke records achieving full houses in all of his shows throughout the United States and Europe, selling out Madison Square Garden (New York), the American Airlines Arena (Miami), and two The Forums (Los Angeles), among others. With his 11:11 World Tour he also sold out Israel’s largest venue, Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv (60,000+ audience); made history at the 18th annual Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco, setting an all-time attendance record with his headlining concert in front of 200,000 people; and performed for the first time ever in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in front of 25,000.

In 2018, Maluma entered the fashion scene with his edgy, youthful and authentic look, and style. He has been named a “Menswear Icon in the Making” and “Men’s Fashion’s Newest Muse” by Vogue. In addition, he was one of GQ’s “Men of the Year” in 2019 and continues to gain the fashion support of designers such as Kim Jones (Dior), Jeremy Scott (Moschino), Olivier Rousteing (Balmain), Donatella Versace, Calvin Klein, Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton and more. In 2019, he attended the Met Gala for the first time, being one of the first Latin urban artists of this generation to be invited by Anna Wintour. Maluma has also released top campaigns and commercials as the face of global brands such as Moet Hennessy, Michelob and Adidas.

Since joining Sony Music Latin in 2015, Maluma has released five albums Pretty Boy Dirty Boy (2015), F.A.M.E. (2018), 11:11 (2019), Papi Juancho (2020) and 7DJ (2021). Maluma is the youngest artist to simultaneously hold both the #1 and #2 spots on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart, and is only the sixth act to ever achieve the feat he has now repeated three times. To date, Maluma has had twenty #1 singles on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart.

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Louis Vuitton 

Louis Vuitton Miami Design District will be the only store in the US to prelaunch the Men’s Spring Summer 2018 collection on January 10th before the official launch on the 19th.Inspired by the idea of exotic islands and travel, Kim Jones’ Spring Summer 2018 collection is overflowing with colorful prints, technical details and light weight fabrics.

 

In the spirit of the collection, Louis Vuitton has redesigned an iconic VW bus which will be parked outside the Design District store fromJanuary 10th to 22nd, before it departs for Rodeo Drive and lastly heads to Waikiki Gump. 

 

Miami-themed limited edition bumper stickers will be gifted with each purchase from the Spring Summer 2018 menswear collection. Louis Vuitton Miami Design District will also be the first store in the US to offer the SS18 surfboard. Additionally, exclusive Monogram Pacific leather goods will be available for purchase only at the Miami Design District store.


The fabrics are lightweight, modern and fluid. Technical skills, tonic mohairs and seersucker, a paper-thin “scuba” lambskin leather bonded with neoprene – fabrics that travel well and are practical, both demanded by the modern island-hopper and emblematic of the functional, technical roots of Louis Vuitton. Colours contrast the signature Monogram palette of earth tones with shades of khaki and flashes of sports-inspired neon, all “surrounded” by the deep ocean blue. 

The key theme of fusion is literally echoed in the accessories. The new style, the Monogram Split, contrasts different colourways of Louis Vuitton’ s iconic Monogram canvas, emphasized with a centre seam. The style is offered in classic Keepalls, re-engineered with a lateral seam; or the tidtotee with an oversized style split vertically, including the handle, which is taken from those traditionally used on the trunks. From mountains of trunks, to hand-luggage only- this is another journey, from past to present, charting the needs of the contemporary bigger. 

New colourways and treatments of the iconic Monogram are introduced – Pacific, a cobalt-blue, Oceania-inspirwd iteration and Reflect, whose hi-vis reflective finish is influenced by high-impact sport. 

The importance of the sportswear theme-surfing, scuba and trekking- is underscored by a new technical, sports inspired line, “Monogram Outdoor”, which mixes canvas with sports webbing, scuba, zips, cording and hardware based in the coloured metal if a climber’s carabiner clips, creating new styles infused with the energy and and dynamism of outdoor pursuits. Other styles play with the recent archive – blowing up the ‘Noe’ bag into oversized backpacks, and revisiting clog style shoes first offered for women. The footwear cross-breads these clogs with hiking boots, Harajuku with Honolulu. The construction of Louis Vuitton trunks inspire soles in dovetailed lightweight ash and nailhead metallic details – as modern today as they seemed 163 years ago. 

The soundtrack is as unique as the clothes: the musician Drake has recorded a song inspired by this collection, to be premiered at the show. Another fusion – between music and high fashion.