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RESPECT – Starring Jennifer Hudson

Own it on Digital Now, Blu-Ray and DVD Release November 9, 2021

Jennifer Hudson stuns with her performance Brian Truitt, USA Today

Experience the cinematic music event of the year featuring Oscar and Grammy Award winner and vocal powerhouse Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) as legendary singer Aretha Franklin in the inspiring true story RESPECT, available to own for the first time on Digital now and on Blu-ray and DVD November 9, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as electrifying (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter) and extraordinary (Pete Hammond, Deadline), MGMs musical biopic gives an authentic inside look at the life and legacy of one of the greatest, most influential recording artists of all time.

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, ”RESPECT” is the remarkable journey of the music icons path to find her voice. Directed by Tony Award nominee Liesl Tommy (Insecure, The Walking Dead) from a screenplay written by Emmy Award nominee Tracey Scott Wilson (Fosse,Verdon, The Americans) and story by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise), ”RESPECT” is the biggest female-led musical drama in recent history and a must own film with extraordinary show stopping performances to watch over and over in spectacular Dolby Atmos quality sound, available exclusively on Blu-ray.

Hand selected by Aretha herself, Hudson leads an all-star ensemble cast including Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (Black PantherThe Butler), Marlon Wayans (SextupletsFifty Shades of Black), six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Beauty and The Beast, Private Practice), Marc Maron (JokerGlow), five-time Emmy Award nominee Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Addams Family), and Grammy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Mary J. Blige (MudboundRock of Ages) along with Tony Award nominees Saycon Sengbloh (The Wonder Years Delilah) and Haley Kilgore (Amazing Stories).

The ”RESPECT” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features Jennifer Hudson’s uplifting vocal performances of 17 Aretha Franklin classic songs along with the original song “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home),”  which Hudson wrote alongside four-time Grammy Award winner, Kennedy Center Honoree, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Carole King and Jamie Hartman [Lewis Capaldi, Christina Aguilera]. The soundtrack is now available to own on digital/streaming services, CD and vinyl from Epic Records.

BLU-RAYTM & DVD EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES:

  • The Making of ”RESPECT” – Explore the unique telling of this Aretha Franklin story, what the project meant to all involved and how music played a pivotal role in crafting this film.
  • Becoming Aretha – Take a behind the scenes look at Jennifer Hudsons incredible transformation into the Queen of Soul including her commitment to the character, her connection with the late singer, and why inhabiting the legendary artist felt more like destiny than anything else.
  • Capturing a Legacy – A celebration of director Liesl Tommy’s artistry and professionalism as the cast and crew express their appreciation and admiration for her and her process.
  • From Muscle Shoals – Sit-down with the cast, crew and some of the original musicians that recorded with Aretha at Muscle Shoals to learn about this crucial time period in Aretha’s life and how it helped propel her evolution.
  • Exploring the Design of ”RESPECT”– Production designer Ina Mayhew and costume designer Clint Ramos discuss the research they conducted in order to create the beautiful sets in the film as well as the various custom-made wardrobes that span three decades of style.

“RESPECT” will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

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PROSPA – VOYAGE

UK Duo Prospa Reveal New EP “Rave Science Vol. 2” With the Release of New Track “Voyage”

Legendary UK dance music duo Prospa announce their forthcoming EP, “Rave Science Vol. 2′” along with the first single from the project, Voyage.” Very few UK artists have had such an impact on the return to live music as Prospa. The London-via-Leeds duo have tirelessly toured the country’s festival and club circuits since their reopening, bringing with them a slew of new music ready to make its mark for the first time.

Among these tracks is their soul-rendering electronic anthem “WANT NEED LOVE, an uplifting omnipresent force through car stereos this summer, and now a fully-fledged singalong moment at the likes of Warehouse Project and as they headline the North Stage at 2021’s Field Day. With the nation’s re-emergence on to dance floors, Prospa are ready to cause damage once again, announcing the follow up to their acclaimed Rave Science Vol. 1″ EP with a brand new single, ‘Voyage’.

The Rave Science ethos is the bring the stadium sized energy of Prospa’s work and distill it, creating tracks that sound as at home in sweat soaked basement venues as they do in cavernous warehouses. ‘”Voyage’” is a perfect distillation of this mission statement; with a processed break as it’s rhythmic centrepiece, vast ambient textures and a dizzying synth line that disorientates as much as it hypnotizes. The track builds towards a stunning apex with distorted bass tones and a suitably infectious vocal sample, spotlighting Prospa’s deft ability to create wildly imaginative works of club euphoria from seemingly nowhere – taking cues from the past while abstracting them enough to feel completely future facing.

“Voyage” and the forthcoming “Rave Science Vol. 2 EP” are stunning examples of Prospa’s distinct club energy within their compositions; full bodied enough to cause a visceral reaction on the dance floor, yet inviting enough to attract massive crowds nationwide. With club’s reopened and the UK’s hunger for new, boundary pushing sounds at an all-time high, now’s the perfect time to reacquaint yourself with Prospa, the duo repurposing rave euphoria for a new generation.

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH JURASSIC QUEST!

The largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibit in North America is BACK, BIGGER and BETTER than EVER! More than 100 photorealistic dinosaurs are ready to delight families and ring in the New Year when Jurassic Quest® heads indoors at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the holiday weekend December 29 – January 2.

Jurassic Quest is one of the first indoor family edutainment shows to re-launch since March 2020 due to the pandemic — its drive thru iteration sold out two Rose Bowl runs earlier this year — and will return to the SoCal with its most beloved and unique indoor experiences for the whole family including more than 100 life-like dinosaurs, dinosaur themed rides and attractions, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities, a “Triceratots” soft play area for our littlest explorers, photo opportunities, and more.

Walk through the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods to see the dinos that ruled on land, and “deep dive” into the “Ancient Oceans” exhibit to come face to face with the largest apex predator that ever existed – a moving, life-size, 50-foot-long megalodon! Meet the babies, hatched only at Jurassic Quest: Cammie the Camarasaurus, Tyson the T-Rex and Trixie the Triceratops – and, you may even catch one of our star dino trainers: Safari Sarah, Dino Dustin, Captain Caleb, Prehistoric Nick or Park Ranger Marty!

Loved by millions, only Jurassic Quest can bring families memories this BIG! The Jurassic Quest herd of animatronic dinos – from the largest predators to playful baby dinos – are displayed in realistic scenes with some that move and roar, allowing guests to experience them as they were when they roamed the earth billions of years ago. Jurassic Quest works in collaboration with leading paleontologists to ensure each dinosaur is painstakingly replicated in every detail, from coloration to teeth size, to textured skin, fur or feathers, drawing on the latest research about how we understand dinosaurs and ancient giants of the sea looked and moved.

TICKETS & LOGISTICS 

Tickets start at $19 or on-site, and include a 100% ticket guarantee that in the event of a show cancellation or postponement for any reason, ticket purchases will be automatically refunded for the full purchase amount. Tickets are for a timed arrival window, and advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. Guests can walk through the dinosaur experience at their own pace, and strollers are permitted. Some venues may have wheelchairs for use, but please contact the venue in advance to make arrangements.

General admission tickets include access to the dinosaur and marine exhibits, arts and crafts activities, and dinosaur shows. There are rides and activities that require activity tickets available on site for $5 each, or guests can upgrade to the Kids Unlimited Rides ticket (the best value for children ages 2-12). Green screen photography and animal art tattoos are available at a separate cost. Entry is free for children under age 2.

Women Who Rock Benefit Concert Presented by Gibson Gives

Women will rock Stage AE Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 16 as the 4th annual Women Who Rock Benefit Concert Presented by Gibson Gives returns as a live, in-person concert event. Women Who Rock connects through the power of music and helps educate, support and fund women–centric health research. This year’s annual Women Who Rock Benefit Concert on October 16 will feature performances from singer-songwriter Rita Wilson, Lauren Monroe with Rick Allen of Def Leppard, Orianthi, The Vindys, and DJ Femi. Legendary singer-songwriter-drummer-percussionist and philanthropist Sheila E. will be on-hand to receive the 2021 Women Who Rock Impact Award. Host of IHEART RADIO 102.5FM WDVE Michele Michaels will return for the fourth year in a row as the emcee. All proceeds from Women Who Rock support the Magee-Women’s Research Institute (MWRI)–the nation’s largest research institute dedicated solely to life-saving women’s health research. Tickets for the 2021 Women Who Rock benefit concert are on sale now.

The legendary Sheila E. often referred to as the Queen of Percussion, will be honored with the 2021 Women Who Rock Impact Award presented by Peoples, an Essential Utilities Company.  “I am honored and humbled to be recognized for the Impact Award,” says Sheila E. “Thank you to Women Who Rock and Magee-Women’s Research Institute for the incredible and life changing work you do. When I think of impact, I think of all the women–mentors, my mother, my grandmother, sisters, colleagues, new and lifelong friends–who have lifted me up throughout the years and continually inspired me to pay it forward.”

Rita Wilson has officially released the third and final EP in her Trilogy series titled “Trilogy 3.” Rita continues to demonstrate her evolution as a dynamic singer, songwriter and performer who successfully straddles the worlds of pop, country, and folk. The lead single “Thin Air,” is a sparsely beautiful and ethereal collaboration with Sleeping at Last.

Women Who Rock concert attendees will experience an interactive Beauty Bar offering free beauty perks and giveaways, social sharing Photo Booth, Silent Auction offering a chance to win one-of-a-kind experiences including the VIP Lounge, pink carpet entrance, and a performance from the winner of the Women Who Rock Rising Star Contest, Graciela.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Women’s health overall is underfunded and understudied. While most health research has sidestepped sex differences, Magee-Women’s Research Institute (MWRI) a 501c3 is the nation’s largest research institute dedicated solely to women’s health research. In addition, MWRI currently offers 192 studies enrolling 162,000 women in clinical trials all over the world. Researchers at MWRI are working on chemotherapy resistance for the most common form of breast cancer, finding a more effective treatment for triple negative breast cancer, and running more than 20 clinical trials to develop new, personalized treatments for women.

For fans that cannot attend the concert can support groundbreaking Breast Cancer and Women’s Health Research, Women Who Rock has debuted a new merchandise collection. Items include the signature Women Who Rock lightning bolt pin, a Gibson X Women Who Rock guitar strap, guitar picks, T-shirts, onesies, tanks, and one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry. A portion of all proceeds from the Women Who Rock collection will fund the life-saving breast cancer and women’s health research at Magee-Women’s Research Institute (MWRI).

OH WONDER DROPS NEW TRACK “DON’T LET THE NEIGHBOURHOOD HEAR”

SURPRISE ALBUM 22 BREAK OUT OCTOBER 8TH

Oh Wonder has released brand new track “Don’t Let The Neighbourhood Hear” – a further preview of surprise new album “22 Break,” which is set for release on October 8th. The project was launched recently by its powerful title track, and swiftly followed by news of a 52-date world tour for 2022 (an intimate London date at The Albany Theatre this week sold out in seconds and will be streamed globally on October 14th). All this is the unique duo’s first new material since 2020’s “No One Else Can Wear Your Crown,” and back-to-back top 10 albums from the band who have—on their own distinct terms—become one of UK pop’s more unsuspecting success stories (2.7 billion streams, 1.7 million adjusted album sales, and vocal fans in the likes of Billie Eilish, who covered “All We Do” during her Apple documentary).

“Don’t Let The Neighbourhood Hear” is an emotive highlight of 22 Break, a soundtrack to screaming fights (and keeping them from next-door) amidst the pressures of the pandemic. This tumultuous and deeply personal time in their private lives is the subject of Oh Wonder’s fifth studio album, which they shared news of recently in characteristically open style. It’s a brutally honest and powerfully beautiful record, and one that lets listeners into the Oh Wonder fold like never before. As Josephine puts it: “We were just writing songs. We had no idea we were writing a break-up album.”

“22 Break” is a portal into the emotional states surrounding “Don’t Let The Neighbourhood Hear” and the life-changing, universal breakup themes (loneliness, inadequacy, resentment, fears for the future) as experienced in real-time by one couple in their garden shed. In the pandemic’s early phases, Anthony and Josephine worked hard to fill the gap created by the halting effects of lockdown: Anthony even decided to open a coffee shop in Peckham (the gorgeous, meticulously designed Nola), which soon saw round-the-block queues and put many of their touring crew back in work. As they started working on new music, however, all the unspoken tensions between a pair who’d never really known a relationship outside of the band tumbled out. Ultimately, though, the album that almost ended Oh Wonder proved to be the making of them: “22 Break” is a cathartic, quietly hopeful project, the light at the end of the tunnel that was Oh Wonder’s quite particular pandemic.

Not many bands can make a break-up album that culminates in them tying the knot, but then again, Oh Wonder have never been like other bands. Coming out of “22 Break” and all the soul-searching that it forced them to do, Josephine and Anthony finally got married in August this year. Whilst their relationship now has its own space to exist outside of Nola and Oh Wonder, the duo’s crossroads period has accidentally resulted in their most profound work to date.

“It’s awkward, it’s vulnerable, but it also saved us,” adds Josephine. True to their DIY spirit, Oh Wonder has since thrown themselves into a stunning short film that will accompany the full album and is previewed in the visuals unveiled thus far. Oh Wonder also played a very special, one-off show at The Albany Theatre in London yesterday, which sold out in seconds, ahead of a global YouTube stream on October 14th.

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TREVOR DANIEL RELEASES NEW SINGLE “ALONE”

New EP “That Was Then” To Be Released in November

“Trevor Daniel’s Emotive Music Is Selling Out Shows and Topping Charts” — Rolling Stone

“Chartbreaker Artist of January 2020” — Billboard Magazine

Houston bred/LA based singer, songwriter Trevor Daniel releases his new single “Alone” along with the music video today via ALAMO/RCA Records. The video is directed by Danny Ghost. “Alone” is the first release for Trevor through his new ALAMO/RCA Records deal. “Alone” which interpolates the Alice DJ smash “Better Off Alone” follows Trevor’s most recent release Fingers Crossed” with Julia Michaels which was released to much celebration earlier this year. Additionally, Trevor has announced his new EP That Was Then” will be released this November.

When asked about “Alone” Trevor says, “The original song by Alice DJ was a song that I’ve listened to nonstop since elementary school. On the way to a studio session, I was listening to the song and got inspired to do an interpretation of it because of the feelings I was going through from a breakup at the time.”

About “That Was Then,” Trevor says, “This project is essentially a bunch of things made throughout quarantine, inspired by the random points and emotions of where my head was throughout the year in comparison to where I’m at now….THAT WAS THEN”.

Fresh off of star-turning performances at both Lollapalooza and Life is Beautiful, Trevor is slated for additional performances at Firefly this weekend and Outside Lands next month.

Earlier this year Trevor released his debut album Nicotine,  a ten track, tightly produced album which includes the anthemic single “Past Life” which was co-produced by Grammy winning songwriter and Billie Eilish collaborator, Finneas O’Connell. The Billboard Magazine “Chartbreaker” artist titled the album Nicotine to reflect on the addictive nature of love and heartbreak.  Originally from Houston, TX, (now based in LA) Trevor became an artist to watch with the success of his melancholic trap-infused single “Falling” — which after a second boost on Tik Tok, peaked at #25 on the Hot 100 charts and in the Top 20 in over 40 countries becoming a Global artist almost overnight.

About Trevor Daniel

Trevor Daniel inhabits his songs like a method actor. He recalls exactly where he was, what he saw, and how he felt as he replays each moment and memory with a vivid level of lyrical detail, projecting a first-person perspective and immersing his entire being within smoked-out alternative pop soundscapes boosted by trap grit. Through the haze, the Houston, TX multi platinum singer, songwriter, and producer forges an unbreakable bond with listeners. In 2018, he caught the attention of Internet Money Founder and super producer Taz Taylor [XXXTentacion, Juice WRLD]. Together, they cooked up “Falling” along with KCsupreme and Charlie Handsome.  The track took the internet and the culture by storm, generating 1.1 billion Spotify streams, going triple-platinum, and cracking the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. During 2020, he dropped his full-length debut, Nicotine. It immediately incited tastemaker praise from OnesToWatch and Teen Vogue, while Rolling Stone christened him “a truly modern star.” On its heels, he teamed up with Selena Gomez for “Past Life,” generating hundreds of millions of streams in the process. Along the way, he contributed to the Spongebob Soundtrack and performed at LollapaloozaOutside LandsFirefly Festival, and more. Collaborations followed with everyone from Ty Dolla $ign, Bebe Rexha, Becky G and Tainy to Zara Larsson, Travis Barker, and Don Diablo before he served up “Fingers Crossed” with Julia Michaels in 2021. Now, Trevor welcomes audiences deeper into his world on a series of 2021 singles for ALAMO/RCA Records ignited by “Alone.”

JC STEWART SHARES NEW SINGLE

JC Stewart Shares New Single “Don’t Say You Love Me”

“Expect even bigger things to come from the Elektra signee.”Billboard

“JCs distinctive sound has captured the attention of many.”Uproxx

“Worthy of your attention.” – E! News

Fresh off a nomination at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, Elektra Recording artist JC Stewart has shared his brand-new single ”Don’t Say You Love Me.”  The new song will appear on the singer-songwriter’s eagerly anticipated second EP, which will be released later this year.

“Don’t Say You Love Me” is already an established fan favorite after being the opening song in JC’s live show for several year. After listening it’s clear why he choses to introduce himself to new audiences with this track. It amasses everything that makes his status as a rising star undeniable, into a three-minute pop package. It simmers with drama, as it escalates from introspective verses before erupting into a memorable hook.

Meanwhile, JC’s talent for delivering vulnerable stories of lost love into songs of huge appeal reaches new heights. It’s a simple message about something that almost everyone goes through: if we have to split up, lets at least limit the pain we’ll put ourselves through by making it a clean break.

“Don’t Say You Love Me” is a song I wrote over three years ago. I opened the live set with it for years and it always made me feel alive as soon as the first beat kicked in, JC shares. I wrote it about needing to leave someone and having to stand up for yourself and have the courage to walk away from something when it would probably be easier to stay. This song has been something I have been planning to get out to the world for a long, long time and I am so glad that that time has finally come,” he adds.

JC Stewart wrote “Don’t Say You Love Me” with Sam Merrifield (Mimi Webb) and the songs producer Nathaniel Detonate Ledwidge. It was subsequently completed with mixing from the Grammy-nominated Matty Green (Dua Lipa, Dermot Kennedy).

The emotions behind “Don’t Say You Love Me” fuel JCs impassioned and heartfelt performance in the accompanying video, which was directed by Nathan BarlowBut its overall atmosphere is one that instead builds excitement for his live show. JC begins the song alone before his band is revealed, as the climate around them builds into a tumultuous storm. It ends with him crowd-surfing above an audience of real fans. Before he drops to the ground, the storm has passed and a new ray of optimism shines through.

JC Stewart started 2021 on a high when he was named as MTV’s first global Push artist of the year. His single “Break My Heart” then continued to fire his momentum forward. Co-written with Niall Horan, the track broadened his already engaging pop appeal. His most recent single, “Loud”, again reiterated his phenomenal ascension. JC recently performed at the Latitude Festival and supported The Vamps on a run of UK tour dates. Details for his next run of headline shows will be revealed soon

Emerging from Northern Ireland, JC Stewart possesses all the traits needed to become a globally recognized artist. His music is powered by a voice as real and powerful as the heartfelt emotions he explores. Yet while his talent is remarkable, his personality is relatable. His sharp wit and inclusive nature are immensely popular at social media, a following which exploded after Jennifer Aniston shared his quarantine-themed twist on the Friends theme last year. The video quickly surpassed 5 million views and resulted in JC appearing on Good Morning America, TODAY, Access Hollywood, and more

That growing following includes some famous fans too. Last year saw him release his big collab, teaming up with 220 Kid for “Too Many Nights”, while his debut EP When The Light Hits The Room was co-written with the BRIT / Ivor Novello winner Tom Odell. His first major collaborator came when he co-wrote Hollywood, a song which later featured on Lewis Capaldi’s debut album.

NEIKED X MAE MULLER X POLO G

NEIKED X MAE MULLER X POLO G PREMIERE MAGNETIC NEW SINGLE “BETTER DAYS”

British singer/songwriter Mae Muller has joined forces with Swedish hitmaker NEIKED and platinum-selling rapper Polo G for a euphoric new single calledBetter Days. Out via Capitol Records, the track is a high-energy pop anthem whose optimistic outlook is undeniably catchy.

Produced by NEIKED, “Better Days” delivers a dance-ready collision of radiant horns, glittering synth, and pulse-pounding beats, an irresistible setting for Mae’s lush and lovely vocal work. As she voices her longing for a brighter future, Polo G drops in for a heart-on-sleeve verse that perfectly amplifies the tracks hopeful mood.

“Me and NEIKED have been sitting on this song for so long I can’t believe it’s out everywhere, and with Polo G,” says Mae. “I’m such a big fan of him, so to work together was such a dream. I want people to listen to this song and feel happy, to dance, to sing, and just enjoy life. We’ve earned that.

NEIKED adds, “I feel privileged to work with amazing artists like Mae Muller and Polo G. Two great people, and together we’ve created something special! I have been working hard on my upcoming music this year and now is a perfect time to finally share the first piece of the NEIKED puzzle. ‘Better Days’ is like a gracefully cooked palak paneer.

The video for “Better Days,” directed by Tom Dream, is due out soon.

“Better Days” arrives as the latest in a series of exciting collaborations from Mae, including tracks like “When You’re Out” (a June release created with chart-topping British duo Billen Ted). Last year, Mae made waves with her much-acclaimed debut EP, no one else, not even you,” an eight-track project built on her fearlessly honest yet free-spirited approach to songwriting. Made with producers/co-writers like Rick Nowels (Madonna, Lana Del Rey), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Alicia Keys), Skyler Stonestreet (Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa), and Kenny Beats (FKA twigs, Ed Sheeran), the EP brings Mae’s raw vulnerability to an immaculately composed but unpredictable brand of pop music.

About Mae Muller

North London singer-songwriter Mae Muller is intent on telling it precisely like it is – she’s frank, funny, and endlessly relatable. Mae’s debut EP “no one else, not even you,” offers a rarely glimpsed look at the tension between the thrill of new love and the fear of losing your sense of self. It showcases the fearlessly honest yet irresistibly fun song writing that’s hailed Mae as “a clear pop sensation in the making,” by Wonderland and the “new queen,” by NYLON. The year 2021 has seen her team up with chart-topping duo Billen Ted for “When You’re Out,” renowned rapper Big Zuu for “I Did It” and rising UK talent Master Peace for “Boyfriend”. To date, Mae has amassed over 200 million streams globally, with her songs featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday and Apple Music’s A-List Pop, In My Room, Future Hits, and more. She’s also stormed her way through the live world, selling out an early 2020 headline tour of the U.K. and earning an adoring worldwide following who’ve come to rely on her uncompromising self-expression. Ahead of her 2022 rescheduled UK tour (including the O2 Forum Kentish Town) this summer has seen Mae take to festival stages across the UK to huge crowds including the likes of Reading & Leeds, Bestival, Latitude and Sundown Festival.

ABOUT NEIKED

Hailing from Sweden, producer and songwriter NEIKED is widely known for his smash hit “Sexual,” which has surpassed 600 million streams globally and garnered over one million UK sales. The track also cracked the Top 10 in 11 countries (including reaching #4 on the Official UK and Australian Charts) and received over 105K radio plays in the UK alone. NEIKED followed up with global smash hit What Lovers Do in collaboration with SZA and Maroon 5, generating a massive Top 10 placement in 39 countries (#3 in the US) with an impressive 2.5+ billion streams across all platforms. NEIKED has since worked with artists such as: SZA, Jess Glynne, Zedd, Macklemore, Maroon 5, Rudimental and Nile Rodgers.

About Polo G

Polo G’s 2021 single “Rapstar exploded worldwide to instant chart success, earning the Chicago-born artist his first-ever Billboard Hot 100 #1 single while debuting at #1 on Spotify in the U.S. and #1 on the Apple Music global chart. At 56 million streams, the track marked the highest streaming debut for a male artist in 2021, and the second-highest streaming debut of the year for any artist in the U.S. In May 2020, Polo G’s sophomore album The Goat debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, with ten of the songs simultaneously charting on the Billboard Hot 100; the critically acclaimed album has now racked up over three billion streams and earned platinum certification from the RIAA. Released in June 2019, his full-length debut Die a Legend is certified platinum as well, and also hit the #1 spot on the Billboard Rap Chart.

TYLA’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO “OVERDUE”

African Superstar Singer and Songwriter Tyla Unveils a Brand-new Music Video for her Latest Single “Overdue” [feat. DJ Lag & Kooldrink].

Fusing house bounce, electronic energy, and pop expanse, the track gallops forward on a propulsive beat as Tyla’s voice stretches from moments of subdued intimacy to an ecstatic and entrancing refrain, showcasing her impressive range. Adding dimension, South Africa’s DJ Lag spikes the song with dance floor ready spirit, while frequent collaborator Kooldrink continues his streak of bangers with Tyla on this record. The music video brings “Overdue” to life in cinematic fashion.

“Overdue” notably soundtracks the Season 2 trailer for NETFLIX’s Blood and Water now streaming on NETFLIX.

Her debut single “Getting Late” [feat. Kooldrink] has exploded as a viral phenomenon. The music video has amassed 4.5 million YouTube views, while the song eclipsed 4 million streams. It has also claimed coveted real estate on playlists such as African Heat [733K followers], Amapiano Grooves [97K followers], Hot Hits South Africa [51K followers], and more. Not to mention, the track debuted on Spotify’s Top 50 chart in South Africa, reaching #27, a powerful feat for an artist’s first release. Powered by an Amapiano beat, her voice glides over this distinct international bounce towards a boundary-breaking hook that’s instantly chantable. Making an impact, PAPER featured the song, while ­i-D described it as “her impossibly catchy breakout single. Not to mention, the BBC 1Xtra playlist just added her, speaking to her global impact.

Growing up of Indian, Zulu, Mauritian, and Irish descent, TYLA instinctively understood the power of diversity as a child in Johannesburg. She spent countless hours honing her voice at home, singing with her siblings every Sunday as part of a weekly tradition. At the same time, her dad introduced her to R&B and soul, encouraging her to eventually experiment with styles and cultures. By high school, she began posting covers on Instagram before catching the attention of her manager and Creative Director Garth Von Glehn. She wrote and recorded “Getting Late” with Kooldrink in 2020.  Upon the video release in January 2021, it resounded around the globe, reeling in millions of views and notching tastemaker praise.

Signed to Epic Records through a venture with Johannesburg/New York based Fax Records and co-managed by We Make Music and Africa Creative Agency, Tyla has positioned herself for international dominance with style, soul, and spirit.

SPLASH HOUSE × GOLDENVOICE PRESENT DESERT AIR

Desert Air Debuts at Palm Springs Air Museum December 10-11, 2021

Passes & Hotel Packages Available Starting Friday, September 24 at 11:00am PT Register for Access to Presale here

Featuring: Peggy Gou, DJ Koze, Dixon, The Martinez Brothers, Moodymann, Channel Tres, Jayda G, TSHA, Mason Collective, Perel, Chris Stussy, Patrick Holland, Chloé Caillet

The California desert has long served as a getaway for artists and outliers, a refuge to escape prying eyes, to unwind and lose yourself in broad skies and shimmering horizons. This December, Palm Springs is being reclaimed for another generation of adventure seekers, with the debut of Desert Air, creating a new legacy for electronic music in the Mojave.

Desert Air, presented by Splash House and Goldenvoice, will bring globally recognized and critically acclaimed DJs and genre pushers to one of North America’s most unique open-air venues. The Palm Springs Air Museum will host festival goers aside its industrial hangars and historic aircrafts backdropped by the iconic San Jacinto Mountains and desert landscape.

The music will be no less dramatic, with the world’s best selectors invited, ranging from Innervisions’ icon Dixon, the magnanimous and playful German producer DJ Koze, the Bronx’s prodigal house sons The Martinez Brothers, South Korea’s music-fashion globetrotter Peggy Gou and enigmatic Detroit tastemaker Moodymann.

Desert Air’s soundtrack continues with a who’s who of the underground’s next generation. Compton’s Channel Tres will bring his Detroit-house inspired vocals and live show to center stage alongside Ninja Tune’s Grammy-nominated disco infused Jayda G, London’s one to watch TSHA, Canadian deep house DJ/producer Patrick Holland, cutting-edge Manchester trio Mason Collective, German producer and singer Perel, the shapeshifting Chris Stussy, and PVBLIC XCESS’ Chloé Caillet.

Befitting a desert escape, attendees will have the convenience of resort-style accommodations and a site situated just minutes from the heart of Palm Springs. Expect a confluence of like-minded attendees at Desert Air package partner hotels, The Saguaro and Renaissance.

Desert Air is presented by Goldenvoice and Splash House, the pioneering multi-weekend festival series that brought cutting edge electronic music to Palm Springs with its launch in 2013.

GA pass prices start at $130 plus ticketing fees. VIP passes start at $230 plus ticket fees. Hotel Packages starting at $750 for 2 people and $1050 for 4. Packages include 2 night accommodations in at Saguaro or Renaissance Hotels Palm Springs and Desert Air passes.

Pricing and more info available at desertairfest.com.

Desert Air Health Policy
Proof of full vaccination will be required to enter the venue. Our Health & Safety policy & FAQ’s has been updated in consideration for our fans, artists and event workers based on our ever-developing circumstances. Plans and mandates may continue to change. We will continue to update this page with developments and more details closer to the festival.