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Lozeak new music via 360 MAGAZINE.

LOZEAK – XO

With a growing global fanbase, London-based artist lozeak today released her addictive new alt-pop single “XO” – available on all streaming services. “XO” showcases lozeak’s talent for writing infectious, alt-pop anthems that are as diverse as her musical influences – everything from Hole, Kasabian, and Radiohead, to Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, and Sugababes. The track was co-written with Jason Gil (Katy Perry, Doja Cat, Bebe Rexha, Lil Uzi Vert) and is the latest example of how lozeak is leading a new wave of British artists who are shaping the contemporary sound of emo.

lozeak has already cultivated a huge online (over 611k followers and 48 million likes on TikTok alone) with her debut singles being streamed over 3.7 million times to date.  Her music is winning over famous fans, with Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes, Radio 1’s Jack Saunders and Frank Carter all championing her sound (with both Oli and Jack recently inviting her to perform at their respective club nights). Tastemaker publications like Dazed, Rock Sound, Stylist, and Wonderland have also tipped her as an artist to watch.

The story of lozeak starts in 2003 in Norwich with two music-obsessed parents blasting drum and bass awaiting the birth of their second child in an attempt to imbue rhythm and a flare for music into her DNA. It worked. A childhood spent exploring the sounds of Luther Vandross, Madonna, and Amy Winehouse gave way to her teenage years when she transitioned to artists like Avril Lavigne, Kehlani and Radiohead – inspiring her grungy, rock-pop edge of today.  With a huge online fanbase eagerly awaiting her next move, she is quickly establishing herself as an artist on the rise.

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Quavo & Takeoff "Only Built For Infinity Links" VIA 360 MAGAZINE

QUAVO × TAKEOFF

QUAVO & TAKEOFF UNLEASH NEW ALBUM

ONLY BUILT FOR INFINITY LINKS

STREAM THE ALBUM HERE

WATCH THE “NOTHING CHANGED” VIDEO

Famed Atlanta rap duo Quavo & Takeoff have unleashed their hotly-anticipated collaborative LP Only Built for Infinity Links, out now via Quality Control Music Group/Motown Records. The high-powered duo unite with electric-chemistry as well as an impressive slate of feature artists including Mustard, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Young Thug, Gunna, Summer Walker, Birdman, and Gucci Mane with iconic production from DJ Durel, Murda Beatz, Buddha Beats, Money Musik, and more. Only Built for Infinity Links is a deep-dive into Quavo & Takeoff’s universe through their melodic and expansive adlibs, infectious hooks, and their agile wordplay. To accompany the release, Quavo & Takeoff shared a new music video for “Nothing Changed.”

“We wanted to pay tribute to some of the best rap duos of all time with this album and remind the culture that we’re really one of them. Raekwon and Ghostface, Outkast, The Throne, and now Quavo and Takeoff.” – Quavo

“This is a no skips type of album. We wanted it to play through like a live show, we come in strong and then bring you on a journey. Definitely knew we had to bring out icons only for the features.” – Takeoff

Only Built for Infinity Links follows a string of the critically lauded singles “Us. vs. Them” featuring Gucci Mane, “Big Stunna” featuring Birdman, the RIAA Gold Certified multi-million streamed “Hotel Lobby”, and the recent, hard-hitting “Nothing Changed”. On Thursday, in celebration of the new project, the pair performed live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Quavo & Takeoff’s collaborative debut captures the dynamic duo at their best as a team of prolific icons that continue to push the culture forward. 

ONLY BUILT FOR INFINITY LINKS TRACKLIST:

01 – Two Infinity Links

02 – Tony Starks

03 – Hotel Lobby 

04 – Bars Into Captions

05 – See Bout It ft. Mustard

06 – To The Bone ft. YoungBoy Never Broke Again

07 – Not Out

08 – Chocolate ft. Young Thug and Gunna

09 – 2.30

10 – Look @ This

11 – Mixy ft. Summer Walker

12 – Messy

13 – Nothing Changed

14 – Integration

15 – Big Stunna ft. Birdman

16 – Us vs. Them ft. Gucci Mane

17 – Hell Yeah

18 – Tools

ABOUT QUAVO

Along with bringing trap to the masses as one-third of Migos, rapper/producer Quavo brings his triplet flows and personalized style to his solo releases and a multitude of other artists’ tracks as a featured guest. His 2018 solo album Quavo Huncho rose to the number two spot on the Billboard charts, and he appeared as a guest on several songs that did time in the Top Ten, including hits from Drake, Justin Bieber, and Post Malone. Quavo frequently releases new material in the form of non-album singles, including songs like 2020’s “Too Blessed,” 2021’s “Strub Tha Ground,” and 2022’s “Hotel Lobby.

Quavo was born Quavious Marshall in 1991 and grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Alongside Offset (his cousin) and Takeoff (his nephew), he helped form Migos in 2009 and they released their first mixtapes, Juug Season in 2011 and No Label in 2012. (No Label went on to receive a sequel in 2014.) However, it wasn’t until the release of the track “Versace” from their 2013 mixtape, Young Rich N*ggas, that they came to full prominence. The song was a breakout hit, receiving further exposure when Drake produced a remix. In 2014, Quavo was named “most influential rapper” by the online hip-hop community Complex Music. In subsequent years, he appeared on further releases with Migos, most notably their full-length albums Yung Rich Nation (2015) and C U L T U R E (2017). He also appeared on tracks like “Champions” for Kanye West‘s GOOD Music label and performed alongside Young Thug on 2016’s “Fuck Cancer,” and on 2017’s “Go Off” with Travis Scott and Lil Uzi Vert for the Fate of the Furious movie soundtrack. Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, a collaborative project with Travis Scott, was also released in 2017. The following year, Quavo released a series of solo singles, including “Workin Me” and “Bubble Gum.” Those tracks found their way onto his official solo debut, Quavo Huncho, which arrived in October 2018. The album featured guests such as Drake, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, 21 Savage, Offset, Takeoff, and even Madonna. Quavo continued adding flare to other artists’ singles with featured verses over the next few years, appearing on tracks by E-40, Don Toliver, Iggy Azalea, Major Lazer, 2 Chainz, and many others. In 2018, Quavo was featured on DJ Khaled‘s “No Brainer,” which peaked at number five on the charts, and in 2020 he was featured on another track that hit that mark with his contributions to Justin Bieber‘s single “Intentions.” He also issued several singles of his own, including the 2021 song “Strub Tha Ground,” featuring Yung Miami. The following year saw Quavo team up with Takeoff on the singles “Hotel Lobby”, “Us vs Them” ft. Gucci Mane, and most recently “Big Stunna” ft. Birdman.

ABOUT TAKEOFF

Takeoff is the youngest member of trap trendsetters Migos, whose songs “Versace” and “Bad and Boujee” became major streaming hits, and whose 2017 sophomore album, Culture, topped the pop charts in both the U.S. and Canada. Along with his contributions to Migos, Takeoff released his solo full-length debut, The Last Rocket in 2018, along with singles like the 2022 Rich the Kid collaboration “Crypto.”

Born Kirshnik Khari Ball on June 18, 1994 in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Takeoff started Migos in 2009 with family members Quavo and Offset in a bid to escape the ghetto cycle of poverty and crime. Their breakthrough single, “Versace,” came out in 2013; the album Yung Rich Nation followed in 2015, and Culture came two years later. Takeoff’s non-appearance on the album’s 2016 lead single, “Bad and Boujee,” caused a minor Internet controversy; he brushed it off, claiming he was simply unavailable for the recording session. In May of 2017, he released his first solo track, “Intruder.” Takeoff occasionally appeared solo as a featured performer on tracks by other artists, including Jose Guapo, Chill Will, and, most notably, Calvin Harris, on the song “Holiday” from the Scottish producer’s 2017 album Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 1.

Migos’ third album, the lengthy, 24-track Culture II, was released in January 2018. Takeoff made his own full-length debut in November of that year with The Last Rocket, which debuted in the Top Four on both the R&B/hip-hop chart and the Billboard 200. Appearances on various singles followed over the next few years, including featured roles alongside Rich the Kid on “Too Blessed” and YRN Lingo on “All Time High,” both released in 2020. In 2022 he reunited with Rich the Kid for woozy recent single “Crypto” and teamed up with Quavo on the new singles “Hotel Lobby”, “Us vs Them” ft. Gucci Mane, and “Big Stunna” ft. Birdman.

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Madonna × Tokisha release new song Hung Up via 360 MAGAZINE

MADONNA × TOKISCHA

Watch official video HERE.

Directed by Sasha Kasiuha.

Madonna has released a new remix of her global dance smash “Hung Up” featuring Dominican rapper Tokischa, titled “Hung Up on Tokischa” – listen here.

The collaboration first premiered with a live performance by the duo at Madonna’s Pride event at Terminal 5 in New York in June celebrating her career-spanning remix collection Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones. Madonna recently discussed the making of “Hung Up” alongside Stuart Price on the Song Exploder podcast, giving fans a rare look into the creation of the chart-topping track.

Madonna most recently announced the long-awaited “Erotica” picture disc will finally see the light of day after a three-decade delay. Her groundbreaking fifth studio album, Erotica, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on October 20, 2022. In 1992, the album debuted at the top of charts around the world and has gone on to sell more than six million copies. To celebrate the anniversary, a limited edition 12” vinyl picture disc featuring the album’s title track is available now for pre-orders and set for release on October 21. Pre-order here.

Originally scheduled for release during the fall of 1992, the picture disc features a colorized version of the famous “toe sucking” photo taken from Madonna’s Sex book, which was released the same week as the Erotica album. However, the picture disc was cancelled unexpectedly just ahead of release, as the visual was considered too explicit for in-store display back then. The manufactured copies were promptly destroyed, with only a few finding their way into the public’s hands, only adding to the infamous allure of the release.

“Erotica” was the album’s first single and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it spent 18 weeks on its way to earning gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). ““Erotica” was a major hit globally as well, topping the European Hot 100 Singles chart, climbing to #3 in the U.K., and was a Top Five hit in Australia and New Zealand.

“Erotica” also reached #1 in the U.S. on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs and Dance Single Sales charts. A remixed version of the track is included on Madonna’s latest album, Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones. Released in August, the career-spanning compilation was curated by Madonna in celebration of her historic achievement as the first and only recording artist to have 50 #1 hits on any single Billboard chart. In 2020, she topped the Dance Club Songs chart for the 50th time with “I Don’t Search I Find.”

Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones – available now on both streaming and physical formats – dominated album charts around the world following its release this summer. The album debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top Album Sales and Top Current Album Sales charts. It peaked at #8 on the Billboard Top 200, making Madonna the first female artist with Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 in each of the last five decades, adding another landmark achievement to her long list of accolades. The album also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Album and Vinyl Albums charts.

Madonna’s meteoric rise began in the New York club scene and she has perpetually kept her finger on the pulse of dance and club culture across five decades. She has continued to collaborate with the most cutting-edge artists and DJs to reimagine her groundbreaking hits. As a result, Madonna has now achieved more remix albums on the Billboard 200 than any other artist. Finally Enough Love is also the highest charting remix album in over a decade.

50 Number Ones spans her entire dance club chart reign with dozens of remixes by the world’s top producers. In addition to fan favorites, the collection also includes a selection of rare remix recordings, with more than 20 being officially released for the first time or making their commercial/digital debut.

“Erotica”
Picture Disc Track Listing

Side A

  1. “Erotica” – Album Version

Side B

  1. “Erotica” – Instrumental
  2. “Erotica” – Radio Edit

DESIGN CREDIT: DONALD ELY
PHOTO CREDIT: ELYS BERROTERÁN

Saucy Santana new music announcement via 360 MAGAZINE

Saucy Santana – I’m Too Much

Rapper and hitmaker Saucy Santana releases his latest single, “I’m Too Much,” out now via RCA Records.

Initially teased to fans during his performance at the 2022 MTV VMAs Pre-Show, “I’m Too Much” is a playful clapback at haters and an ode to being extra. Set to bouncing basslines and a bursting chorus of horns, “I’m Too Much” showcases Santana’s quick-witted lyricism as he boasts his accomplishments with his signature flair.

The release of “I’m Too Much” follows an undeniable winning streak for Santana this past summer, gracing the covers of Teen Vogue, PAPER, V Magazine, and XXL as part of their 2022 Freshman Class list. Supporting Latto on her nationwide 777 Tour and Lizzo for select dates on her Special Tour, Santana also collaborated with Madonna for a special remix of “Material Girl,” which they performed during Pride Month in NYC, in addition to a breakout performance at the 2022 BET Awards Pre-Show

This past June, Santana also released his hit single “Booty” featuring Latto, which earned critical praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, and more. 

About Saucy Santana

Saucy Santana is a vibrant artist with a bold personality from Perry, Florida. Santana’s first-ever song, “Walk Em Like A Dog,” was a viral hit with tens of millions of streams. In January 2020, he released his first mixtape, Imma Celebrity, which contained the standout track “Material Girl,” which has charted on Spotify and surged on TikTok with millions of video creates. In July 2020, Santana released Pretty Little Gangsta, featuring “Up & Down” with Latto. Santana’s 2020 single “Walk” went viral in 2021 through YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok after being highlighted in the popular multi-platform #WalkChallenge. 

Santana has since collaborated with artists including Madonna, City Girls, Kali, Ivorian Doll, and star EDM DJ R3HAB. Santana’s most recent album, Keep It Playa, features a new hit, “Shisha,” which is poised to be another classic in Saucy Santana’s young and growing career. His strong presence in the LGBTQ+ community, co-signs from Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Lizzo, and his infectious personality have combined to rapidly expand his fanbase and worldwide following on social media. In 2022, Saucy Santana signed with RCA Records and released his major label debut single “Booty” featuring Latto in June.

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Madonna celebrates 50 number ones via 360 MAGAZINE

MADONNA

 Last night Madonna celebrated the release of her forthcoming compilation album, FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE: 50 NUMBER ONES – arriving next Friday, August 19 – with a roller disco party at DiscOasis in Central Park, New York. Madonna and Nile Rodgers reunited for the event and spoke to the audience about making Like A Virgin together. Questlove served as DJ for the event, spinning Madonna hits & disco classics all night while guests danced and skated under the stars. 

Guests enjoyed specialty Belvedere Vodka & Perrier cocktails like “THE QUEENS SPRITZ” & “THE MATERIAL GWORLLLLLLLL” named after Madonna’s recent hit remixes with Beyonce & Saucy Santana. Madonna was joined by friends and family, including Ariana Debose, Christian Siriano, Steven Klein, Jeremy O. Harris, and more.

The event occurs ahead and in support of FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE: 50 NUMBER ONES, Madonna’s 50-track career spanning compilation album, releasing on Friday, August 19, 2022 in digital and physical format. Pre-order and Pre-save now. The collection, curated by Madonna, is in celebration of her historic milestone as the first and only recording artist to have 50 #1 hits on any single Billboard chart when she topped the Dance Club Songs chart for the 50th time. 

50 NUMBER ONES spans her entire dance club chart reign with dozens of remixes by the world’s top producers. In addition to fan favorites, the collection also includes a selection of rare remix recordings, with more than 20 being officially released for the first time or making their commercial/digital debut. The collection will be available digitally on August 19, along with a 3-CD version. A limited-edition, 6-LP version on red and black vinyl will also be available and has already sold out in pre-orders. The 16-track edition, FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE, will be available in physical format on August 19. 

Expect more surprises to be revealed later this year around the celebration of Madonna’s 40 years in music.

*PHOTO CREDIT: RICARDO GOMES

The Mayfair Supper club collaborates Bellagio via Kirvin Doak Communications for use by 360 MAGAZINE

THE MAYFAIR × NO CEILINGS

 The Mayfair Supper Club, Bellagio’s landmark restaurant overlooking the resort’s famous Fountains, is debuting a captivating new show. In collaboration with the team at No Ceilings Entertainment, Bellagio is introducing a creative new take on its multi-act production with new songs, characters, costumes, showstopping dance routines and surprise moments that define The Mayfair experience, evolving from a swinging Prohibition-era jazz club to a late-night dance party.

“Our guests have been loving The Mayfair’s entertainment program, and asking for more!”, said Ari Kastrati, MGM Resorts International’s Chief Hospitality Officer. “The new production maintains everything audiences love about The Mayfair’s vibe, with a completely fresh entertainment experience. We’ll continue delivering “wow” moments and creating memories for everyone who walks through our doors.” 

No Ceilings Entertainment Co-Founder Dennis Jauch added, “We’re honored to have so many guests return to The Mayfair time and again – they have become regulars and we love it. Whether you are a fan or a first-timer to Mayfair, this production will make for an incredible night out.”

New show features at The Mayfair:

  • Introducing … Claire Souliér (pictured) as “Mae Montgomery”: Inspired by the most empowering women in entertainment such as Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Mae West and Lady Gaga, the show’s new female lead vocalist brings a strong persona to The Mayfair experience
  • Now starring… Jason Martinez as “Fred Lowell”: In an homage to the great Fred Astaire, The Mayfair’s male lead epitomizes the effortless charm of the legendary actor, gracing the stage with skillful dance moves, quick-witted comedy and powerful vocals. 
  • Industry’s Best Choreographers and New Dancers: The Mayfair curated a coveted team of choreographers to develop new dance pieces for the show. Dean Lee, Keo Motsepe and Shannon Mather have worked with today’s most iconic music artists in addition to wildly popular dance competition shows. The Mayfair also has added even more dance talent, now featuring incredible new dancers selected from more than 400 international applicants.
  • Music: The Mayfair’s new show features a musical track spanning songs from the jazz era to postmodern jukebox. Every inch of the venue is consumed by energetic singing and dance performances, bringing new life to songs like “It’s all right,” “Watermelon Sugar,” “Creep” and “Me and Mrs. Jones.”  
  • Comedy: Broadway’s own Adam North conceptualized the show with a fresh script that will have audiences laughing the entire night. North’s vision reunites two best friends who used to live together for one last great performance… which turns out to only be the beginning. 
  • Costumes: The new show features all-new costumes, hand-selected with exquisite materials, alluring colors and cutting-edge styles.  The wardrobe aesthetics are punctuated with pops of bright pink, deep reds, golds, and metallics delivering all the on-stage glam.

Named one of the world’s best new restaurants by Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot 100 list, The Mayfair menu continues to delight guests with its array of culinary offerings. Indulgent appetizers kick off the night, starting with the Wagyu Handroll with Caviar layered with fresh wasabi, soy glaze and a glittering gold leaf. Headlining the evening are quintessential American entrees prepared tableside like the Garlic-Crusted Prime Rib, which is slow roasted for 10 hours. The Whole Dover Sole, deboned tableside, is finished with a delicious caviar beurre blanc sauce. The Mayfair’s curtain call features whimsical delights and visual extravaganzas exemplified by The CIGAR, an edible chocolate and hazelnut cigar showpiece that arrives hickory-smoked under a glass dome.

The Mayfair Supper Club is open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. For reservations and more information, visit The Mayfair Supper Club’s website.

ABOUT BELLAGIO

Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake in which fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet. Award-winning dining including its newest addition The Mayfair Supper Club, a world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning performance of “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a sumptuous spa and salon and exclusive luxury shopping all work together to compose the symphony that is Bellagio. Bellagio is operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com, call toll free at (888) 987-6667 or find us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Madonna shot by Ricardo Gomes for pride and nft nyc via 360 MAGAZINE

Madonna’s Pride

On the night of June 23, Madonna, who is known for her Pride Month activations and championing LGBTQ rights throughout her career, once again outdid herself with an LGBTQ celebration at Terminal 5 in New York. The show was also in celebration of FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE, Madonna’s 16-track career-spanning remix compilation album, released on streaming today.  

Madonna was joined by renowned drag queens Violet Chachki, Bob the Drag Queen, Pixie Aventura, and Laganja Estranja who arrived at the event on the Gaultier double-decker Pride bus. 

Bob the Drag Queen served as MC of the show, with tongue-in-cheek skits featuring audio soundbites of Madonna supporting the LBGTQ community throughout the years. Laganja performed an epic rendition of “Vogue,” where she was joined by Jose Xtravaganza, one of Madonna’s dancers on the Blond Ambition tour. Saucy Santana fired up the audience with a performance of his hit song “Walk.”

Madonna thrilled the crowd when she joined Tokischa on stage to perform “Hung Up on Tokischa.” She then gave an electrifying performance alongside Saucy Santana to a remixed version of his song “Material Gwerll” with new lyrics. David Banda, Madonna’s son, joined the show on multiple occasions as a dancer, delivering added energy and excitement. Madonna, joined by all of the performers, ended the night with a show-stopping performance of “Celebration.”

For the “Material Gwerll” remix debut, Madonna wore a custom-made Versace suit dress complete with custom hand-painted Versace pins in pride colors. The look was a nod to her original “Material Girl” music video where the dancers were dressed in tuxedos, with Madonna wearing the iconic pink dress, which Saucy’s look paid homage to. 

Madonna’s 16-track career-spanning remix compilation album, Finally Enough Love, is available to stream NOW. The icon’s 50-track, complete remix compilation Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones will be released on August 19th in digital and physical format (CD and Vinyl). The upcoming remix album celebrates Madonna’s 50 #1 hits on Billboard’s Dance Music Charts, the first and only recording artist to reach this feat. 

Madonna, who has been a leader in the NFT space, partnered for another time with WoW (World of Women) a thriving community celebrating representation, inclusivity, and equal opportunities for all. The event was sponsored by The Sandbox who has partnered with WoW to create the WoW Foundation, which will invest $25 million over five years in education and mentorship. Programs will include via a virtual academy for artists and building inclusive spaces across the metaverse. In addition, there will be an incubator, offering advice, funding, and access across The Sandbox ecosystem.

Madonna, who has been a leader in the NFT space, partnered for another time with WoW (World of Women) a thriving community celebrating representation, inclusivity, and equal opportunities for all. The event was sponsored by The Sandbox who has partnered with WoW to create the WoW Foundation, which will invest $25 million over five years in education and mentorship. Programs will include via a virtual academy for artists and building inclusive spaces across the metaverse. In addition, there will be an incubator, offering advice, funding, and access across The Sandbox ecosystem.

M·A·C Cosmetics VIVA Glam provided Madonna-inspired touch-ups to amp up all beauty looks for guests. Madonna said of the partnership, “Pride and M·A·C Cosmetics go hand-in-hand. In 27 years, the M·A·C Viva Glam Fund has raised over half a billion dollars and partnered with NGO’s all over the world to end HIV/AIDs. Together, we have made much progress and will not give up.  This year M·A·C partnered with my dear late friend Keith Haring, known for his activism artwork, which M·A·C used to create a special edition of the VIVA GLAM lipstick. Tonight, we are here to celebrate HIS life, YOUR life, and stand by the LGBTQIA+ community to protect their rights for the same equality we ALL are owed. Don’t ever be afraid to EXPRESS YOURSELF! VIVA GLAM.”

Guests sipped on Madonna-inspired cocktails by Belvedere Vodka, including The Material Girl and Into The Groove. Food was served from Made in NY Pizza and Big Gay Ice Cream. Support partners also included Linktree, WoW, and The Sandbox. 

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Becky Hill × Galantis

BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter Becky Hill teams up with GRAMMY-nominated dance music superstars Galantis on the new single, “Run,” released today via Astralwerks. Hill taps her full vocal range on the emotional track, which examines how fear can threaten to derail a relationship. Galantis produced the shimmering song, which stands to soundtrack the summer of 2022. Hill, MNEK, and Galantis co-wrote “Run,” which is available for download/streaming HERE.

Shot in Cape Town, South Africa, the official music video for “Run” was directed by Michael Holyk (Rag N’ Bone Man, Jake Bugg), who helmed Hill‘s official video for “Sunrise in the East.” Packed with stunning landscape shots, vibrant textures, and contrasting moods, the clip sees Hill escape the run-of-the-mill day-to-day to enjoy a romance in a sunnier climate. View HERE.

“I’m so excited to release ‘Run’ with Galantis.” says Becky Hill. “I wrote it with my best friend MNEK, whom I’ve been writing with for 10 years. The magic I felt when we first wrote my single ‘Losing’ back in 2012 I still feel to this day when writing with him. I feel like every single I release has the potential to better the last one and this is no different, especially with Galantis featuring on the record, too. With their catalog of hits with the likes of Little Mix and Years & Years, I’m very proud to be a part of another huge collaboration with them. This next phase of my artistry is an extension of me fully coming out as a pop star, but this time with a BRIT Award in hand!”

Hill teased the new collaboration while on the red carpet at the BRIT Awards, where she went on to collect the award for Best Dance Act. The fan-voted award, which saw a long-awaited return of the Dance category, after a 16-year hiatus, was presented to an ecstatic Becky by two of her previous collaborators, David Guetta (who has hailed her as “one of the very rare queens of dance music”) and Pete Tong.   

Galantis has enjoyed wide acclaim after the release of their debut album, Pharmacy, which topped the Billboard Dance album chart, earned numerous Platinum and Gold RIAA certifications, and received two GRAMMY nominations. The collaborative project, led by Christian Karlsson (aka Bloodshy, one-third of Miike Snow), has worked with a remarkable range of artists, including Dolly Parton (#1 at US Dance Radio, from their third album, Church,) Little Mix, and David Guetta (on the 2021 summer smash “Heartbreak Anthem,” which debuted at #1 on the Worldwide iTunes charts and spent 13 weeks in the Top 10 of the UK’s Official Chart top ten), Years & Years, and more. Karlsson’s songwriting collaborators include Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, and Britney Spears.

The first of a string of releases due from Hill this year, following her recent signing to Astralwerks, “Run” comes on the heels of “Here for You,” her collaboration with Wilkinson, which was written specifically for his album. After stand-out 2021 sets at Reading & Leeds and selling over 50,000 tickets for her sold-out U.K. headline tour, Hill has already announced she’ll be performing at numerous 2022 festivals. Tickets are available HERE. With an irrefutable aptitude for writing chart-smashing pop songs and a reputation as a trailblazer in the electronic music scene, Hill was the third most-streamed British female solo artist on Spotify in 2021 while her single “Remember“ was the fifth most-streamed song by a British female. “Remember”, a collaboration with David Guetta found on her debut studio album, Only Honest on the Weekend, entered the top five of the U.S. dance radio charts and was nominated for Song of the Year at the BRITS 2022. Hill has over 180 songs registered with ASCAP, impressive considering only 17% of PRS for Music’s registered songwriters are female.

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Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show

By: Skyler Johnson

The Super Bowl Halftime Show is always a performance to remember and is oftentimes defining for an artist. Audiences are consistently provided with top-of-the-line choreography, special effects, and artistic direction. This year was no different, with performances by five legendary hip hop artists, including Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and Snoop Dogg.

Unlike other past performances, Super Bowl LVI’s didn’t include a ton of huge, fancy getups and expensive sets. And, this is one of the few performances where there weren’t dramatic changes to the set and outfits throughout. No one performed on a chariot like Madonna, or on a metallic lion, like Katy Perry. Instead, the entire set was five white stages that looked like buildings, placed in a row, on top of a large, overhead shot of Compton that carpeted the field.

This Half Time performance made history as it was the first time there were five headliners and the first time the artists were predominantly hip hop/rap artists. Rappers have performed during the event beforehand (including Puff Daddy and Nelly) but never have there been that many at a time.

Another unique aspect of this Super Bowl was the color scheme. Most of the performers wore dark or earthy tones, save for Mary J Blige and Snoop Dogg. The former wore a striking, silvery-white outfit and the latter wore a regal blue suit.

 There were sequences of intense choreography but not from the performing artists. The result is that the music shined through. And the track list was legendary. “The Next Episode” and “Lose Yourself” are just examples of some of the great, classic music that was played during this show. Unforgettable moments included a sequence where 50 Cent rapped “In Da Club” upside down, reminiscent of the iconic original music video. Eminem performed “Lose Yourself” with Anderson Paak on drums.

Kendrick Lamar delivered an intoxicating and beautifully choreographed performance of his hit songs “M.A.A.D. City” and “Alright.” For many, they saw their childhood compiled into one performance given how many artists and songs were represented.

At the center of it all is Dr. Dre, who produced many of the songs, and discovered many of the artists that were represented here. The artist who founded Dre Beats and other iconic brands was celebrated during this performance.

This performance came at a very interesting time for rapper and entrepreneur Snoop Dogg. The rapper is known as both a Billboard no. 1 artist and an actor (Beach Bum, Soul Plane), who also hosts a cooking show with Martha Stewart. He has now purchased Death Row Records, a record label founded by Dr. Dre. 

Overall, this Half Time Show, while not flashy or extravagant, was certainly one for the books.

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DG Fur Free

Dolce&Gabbana has chosen to discontinue the use of animal fur in all its Collections starting in 2022. With a view to preserving the work and professionalism of the master furriers, guardians of specific knowledge and skills with an indispensable added value, Dolce&Gabbana will continue to collaborate with these artisans in the creation of eco-fur garments and accessories, a sustainable faux fur alternative that uses recycled and recyclable materials. The new policy is supported by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, in accordance with the guidelines of the Fur Free Alliance. “Dolce&Gabbana is working towards a more sustainable future that can’t contemplate the use of animal fur. The entire fashion system has a significant social responsibility role that must be promoted and encouraged: we will integrate innovative materials into our Collections and develop environmentally friendly production processes, while at the same time preserve artisans’ jobs and know-how otherwise in danger of fading,” says Fedele Usai, Group Communication & Marketing Officer at Dolce&Gabbana 

“We applaud Dolce&Gabbana’s decision to stop using animal fur. Ending the use of fur creates a higher standard for what is acceptable in fashion, and we’re so excited to have Dolce&Gabbana, and so many others, embrace a better, more innovative path forward,” says PJ Smith, Fashion Policy Director at Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International. 

About Dolce&Gabbana

Dolce&Gabbana is an Italian luxury fashion house founded by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. They won the Woolmark Award in 1991, and the Perfume Academy’s “Most Feminine Flavor of the Year” in 1993 and are most known for designing clothes for Madonna. They have also created outfits for Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, and for Romeo + Juliet.