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THE ROSE FEST MUSIC FESTIVAL

“THE ROSE FEST” MUSIC FESTIVAL MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST COVID-COMPLIANT STATE-OF-THE-ART FESTIVAL OF  2021 WITH INAUGURAL ORANGE COUNTY, CA BENEFIT EVENT

MOZZY, RUBI ROSE, RY, ERIC BELLINGER, KENDYX, DAY SULAN, STUNNA GIRL, KALAN. FRFR, 1TAKEJAY& MORE GRACES STAGE WITH UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMANCES

THE ROSE FEST MUSIC FESTIVAL kicked off an inaugural debut this past Saturday on April 24, in Orange County, CA, with one of the first covid-complaint, state-of-the-art music festival experiences to take place in North America in over one year. An important moment for the community of California, and those who are eagerly awaiting to resume attending in-person functions, the event-filled day brought a blissful beam of light and upliftment for everyone in attendance with the perfect mix of performances from music’s biggest names and indisputable artists on the rise.

“It’s an amazing feeling to see the results of something that at some points felt like the impossible to make happen during this pandemic,” says Phillip Riian, Co-Founder of The Rose Music Festival. “What feels even more special is that I was able to create something of this magnitude with my team, my girls, KendyX and RY. I’m beyond happy that we were able to not only put together a great event but also build bridges for voices that needed to be heard while supporting a special initiative that’s dear to us all. Even though this music world is very new to me, good work is good work and we have so much to celebrate.”

The Rose Fest featured some of the biggest names and in Hip Hop and R&B mixed with powerhouse artist on-the-rise with exquisite performances from Mozzy, Rubi Rose, RY, Eric Bellinger, KendyX, Day Sulan, 1TakeJay, Stunna Girl, Kalan FRFR, Black Fortune, TMG Fre$h, Marissa Ford, SingerSlime, DW Flame, Float Lord, Whitney Reign, ASH10, Audemar, B Lytrece, HTTH, Yoppa Bam, 3LetterzNUK, J.LeGras, Jimmy Bolt, Mariana Velletto and more! Hosted by Abby NicoleManuel Antonio and Philon, the benefit event also saw guest appearances from YG and J Mulan, while DJ Asia Shabazz and DJ Carisma of Power 106 FM provided music and sounds for the night.

The Rose Fest founders Phillip Riian, KendyX and RY all had sight set with creating a special moment to bring worlds together and create impact; that goal was achieved in a game-shifting way from the array of praise received from attendees, rising stars who were able to amplify their voices and showcases the value of their brilliance and The Avalon Center—the non-profit organization selected by The Rose Fest to donate 100% of proceeds raised for the festival.

A total of $21,797 was raised from The Rose Fest and will be donated to The Avalon Center, a network center located in South Los Angeles that provides education services, home improvement services, and substance abuse services for people who live in Los Angeles County.

Our staff and young people were given the ultimate VIP experience with the best seats in the house! The organizers created lifelong memories for us all, said Jamico Elder, Executive Director of The Avalon CenterTheir professionalism and hospitality are only matched by their generosity and sincere desire to help our families recover during these perilous times. We are encouraged and elated to know Avalon Carver is a part of the Rose Fest family!”

For more information about the festival, visit the Rose Fest website.

FIRST COVID-COMPLIANT STATE-OF-THE-ART FESTIVAL OF 2021 BENEFIT EVENT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 24th

THE ROSE FEST MUSIC FESTIVAL” ORANGE COUNTY, CA ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED LINEUP: MOZZYASIAN DOLLERIC BELLINGERDAY SULANSTUNNA GIRL1TAKEJAY,  & MORE SET TO PERFORM, SOUNDS BY DJ CARISMA & MORE

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The Rose Music Festival makes an official unveil with the announcement of its massive, inaugural lineup for the first covid-compliant state-of-the-art festival of 2021, taking place in Orange County, California, on April 24, 2021. Set to be a momentous experience with the perfect mix of star-studded performances from established artists and up-and-coming artists who are set to be next, attenders will have the chance to enjoy entertainment from some of their favorite artists while discovering music from soon-to-be-favorite rising stars. “The Rose Music Festival” originally came into fruition over one year ago by founder’s creative director Phillip Riaan and rising artists, entertainers Ry & Kendyx to create a platform for emerging musicians to showcase their bubbling stardom on a main stage with appeal compared to music festivals alike. Today, the experience now includes some of the hottest entertainers in music now making it the most unparalleled music festival that caters to something for everyone.

Featuring some of the biggest names in music and next up emerging acts, attenders will see performances from Mozzy, Stunna Girl, Eric Bellinger, Day Sulan, 1TakeJay, Asian Doll, Black Fortuna, Jaddah Blue, 777 God, Kendyx, Ry, Abbey Nicole, Float Lord, Rizz, and more special guests! Hosted by Philon, the benefit event will also see guest appearances from J Mulan and Manuel Antonio with music/ sounds by DJ Skyhighbaby & Power 106 FM’s own DJ Carisma.

100% of proceeds from “The Rose Festival will the donated to Avalon Carver Community Center, a network center located in South Los Angeles that provides education services, home improvement services, and substance abuse services for people who live in Los Angeles County. Built on the vision of community leader Mary B. Henry, the agency has become a centerpiece of the diverse community fabric of the neighborhood and met the needs of its growing and ever-changing community.

“We’re really excited to create this moment for California because our community needs this beam of light during these unusual times,” says Phillip Riaan, Co-Founder of The Rose Music Festival. It has been a tough year, a year that has shed light on the health and economic disparities in Black and Brown communities, so I’m happy we’re able to make this experience that looks out for many communities. Not only was the concert essential to us because of the cause, but it also provides a platform for up-and-coming artists to be able to see their name in lights and not have to wait on someone to allow them to because they are trending on social media.”

Kendyx, Co-Founder of “The Rose Music Festival,” shared, “music is healing, and it’s a beautiful moment to see emerging musicians, like myself, have this moment of coming together in a unique way that gives back to the community that has supported us all in more ways than one.”

Ry, p.k.a. Rydope, Co-Founder of “The Rose Music Festival and a rising artist herself, echoed similar sentiments by saying, “This festival will show that betters days is approaching for the world, not only for our community here in California.”

The Rose Festival marks one of the first live music events in the United States in over a year.
 
For more information about the festival, visit this website

About The Rose Music Festival

Rose Fest is a music festival that gives back to the community, shines the light on emerging artists and collaborates with established artists to give fans across the world exclusive access to behind-the-scenes content and live performances. Proceeds from the Fest’s revenues will benefit Avalon Carver Community Center. Avalon Carver works to care for youth and through education, community outreach and empowerment throughout Los Angeles, CA. The inaugural festival will take place in Orange County on April 24, 2021

For more information, visit this website.

About Avalon Carver

Avalon Carver works to care for the physical, mental and spiritual needs of individuals and families through education, community outreach and empowerment.

Since 1940, Avalon Carver in South Los Angeles has been a place for people from diverse backgrounds to join together in one space and work to make their community thrive. Built on the vision of community leader Mary B. Henry, it has strived to become a place of growth, unity, family, and positive change for South Los Angeles. It has grown to become a centerpiece of the diverse community fabric of the neighborhood.
Throughout the years, Avalon Carver has met the needs of its growing and ever-changing community. Through hard times and good, through struggles and triumphs, bringing up inspiring community leaders and strengthening families.

Avalon Carver is now stepping into the next chapter of our story, keeping an eye towards the future of our community through a refresh of our space, an expansion of our services, and a progressive take on the education of the community.

For more information, visit Avalon Carver’s website.

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The Don Was Motor City Playlist

Music Icon Don Was to Launch Weekly Show, “The Don Was Motor City Playlist,” on Detroit’s NPR Station, 101.9 WDET-FM and streaming worldwide beginning 10 pm, April 16, 2021.

“The Don Was Motor City Playlist,” hosted by Don Was and WDET Music Host Ann Delisi will feature playlists curated by Was and tales from his more than 30-year career as a musician and producer.

Blue Note Records President, six-time Grammy Award Winner and music industry powerhouse Don Was is launching a weekly broadcast program Friday, April 16 in his hometown of Detroit. On the new two-hour show, The Don Was Motor City Playlist, Was will dig deep into his music archives to curate playlists and share personal stories about the artists whose songs he features. The show will pay homage to the Motor City and artists with whom he works and loves. It will be broadcast on Detroit’s NPR station, WDET 101.9 FM and available to stream on WDET’s website, the WDET mobile app, and on smart speakers.

The show will air every Friday from 10 pm–midnight and will be hosted by Was along with producer and co-host, Detroit radio personality Ann Delisi.

“This show is really different in that it is completely freeform,” says Was. “The format will be an old school stream of consciousness; diverse with songs that I love and want to share with listeners. It’s been really fun to make the playlists. I get to do this show from my birthplace of Detroit with the great Ann Delisi. You will hear stories about The Stones. Stories about Dylan. Stories about Bonnie Raitt and Iggy Pop. Stories about Detroit.”

The name of every playlist will be inspired by Don Was’ history in Detroit. As listeners tune in from around the world, they will hear commentary about the Motor City and its rich musical and cultural histories. Dubbed, “the most exciting city in America” by the New York Times, Detroit is the birthplace of Was, Jack White, Big Sean, Alice Cooper, Eminem, Elvin Jones, Pepper Adams, Marcus Belgrave, James Carter, Carl Craig, Alberta Adams and many others.

“Don Was is a genuine and fascinating storyteller who will give listeners intimate insight into music makers. Don is a Detroit treasure and so is Ann Delisi. We are thrilled that Don and Ann will be teaming up to create The Don Was Motor City Playlist on WDET,” says Mary Zatina, General Manager of WDET. It’s a perfect trio — “Don’s energy and talent in the music industry is in a league of its own. Ann, whose ear is to the ground in music of every genre, both share the ability to deeply engage listeners as they narrate stories and anecdotes about music making. The third leg of the formula is WDET — a one-of-a-kind radio station known for innovation and eclectic offerings that inform and delight audiences in metro Detroit and around the globe.” WDET, which has been on the air for 73 years, is Detroit’s flagship National Public Radio Station.

Delisi has been a Detroit broadcaster and producer for more than 35 years. Her show Essential Music is a treasured go-to for listeners to discover new music as well as look back at landmark albums, musical moments and the musicians who created them. She has interviewed everyone from David Bowie to Adele to White House Photographer Pete Souza. Dedicated to exploring the creative spirit that drives artists, Delisi said the idea to partner with Was came up in one of their many conversations over dinner.

Ann recounts the story of how the Don Was Motor City Playlist came about–“We were having dinner in Detroit when he was in town for the Concert of Colors global music festival. He talked about listening to WDET and the late night show “Jazz Today” hosted by Bud Spangler. He said that his dream was to do a show like that and play songs that were his personal favorites – from any genre and from era. Months later, I suggested to my WDET colleagues that Don should host a show on WDET and everyone loved the idea.”

WDET Program Director Joan Isabella says, “Don and Ann have a deep love of music and reverence for the artists who create it. Ann is a savvy interviewer and as his co-host, she will ask questions about his work that listeners will relish. The Don Was Motor City Playlist provides a platform for Don to share his life experiences as a musician, producer and record label president. Having heard many of Don’s stories throughout the years, I know it’s going to be a blast for the listeners.”

A pivotal moment in developing the show’s potential occurred years ago when Was visited WDET to be interviewed by Delisi, only for the show to be preempted due to a national emergency press conference.

“Back in 2012, our live interview was preempted, so we ended up recording a lengthy interview in a small studio sharing stories and talking about music. In the years that followed, I began working with Don on the Concert of Colors and we would always talk about music. Little did we know that all of those conversations were preparing us for this show,” says Delisi.

“I’ve been going through my record collection, music from Detroit and beyond, on and off Blue Note,” says Was. “Maybe some music that hasn’t been released from Was (Not Was), but I’m modest with this show, I haven’t decided that part yet.”

Fans can hope.

For more than 70 years, from our Midtown Detroit location on the campus of Wayne State University, WDET-FM 101.9, Detroit’s NPR station, has delivered a unique mix of news, conversation, special programs and music programming. Our 48,000-watt broadcast signal reaches a 70-mile radius across all of southeast Michigan, northwest Ohio and southwest Ontario. It expands nationally through our live stream, website, mobile app and podcasts. WDET-FM 101.9 is a community service of Wayne State University. Support for WDET comes from Wayne State, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, local foundations, and through private donors and corporate underwriting.

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Oates Song Fest 7908

The legendary John Oates of Hall & Oates and his wife, Aimee, are producing a free, virtual concert aimed at fighting hunger across America: Oates Song Fest 7908. The Oates are co-hosting the event with internet sensation, Saxsquatch, and are partnering with a league of star-studded performers including Dave Grohl, Sammy Hagar, Daryl Hall, Dan+Shay, Darius Rucker, Sara Bareilles, Bob Weir, Shawn Colvin, Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson, Louis York, Quinn Sullivan, Infinity Song and Jewel. Additionally, there will be guest appearances by Monica, Angie Harmon, Hayley Orrantia and more.

All donations and proceeds from the event will go to Feeding America®. Feeding America estimates that more than 50 million people may face hunger in the U.S. because of coronavirus, which is 1 in 6 people, and 1 in 4 children. During the Oates Song Fest 7908 broadcast, viewers will be able to donate via a unique QR code and at this website. Oates Song Fest 7908 is streaming on NugsTV on March 20, 2021 at 8pm ET. The link for the virtual streaming concert can be found here.

Here at 360 Magazine, we chatted with John Oates about his inspiration for creating the festival, exciting celebrity collaborations, and the new song that he wrote especially for this virtual performance.

Besides the entirety of the pandemic itself, was there any particular occurrence that originally inspired you and Aimee to produce OATES SONG FEST 7908?

We were asked to revive a show that we produced in 2010 called the 7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival (7,908 ft. being the altitude of Aspen, CO). When we realized that we couldn’t have a live audience, we pivoted to the idea of doing a virtual version with a charitable component. That’s when we reached out to FeedingAmerica and NugsTV to be our streaming partners.

How did you decide on the line-up of artists to headline this fest?

Many of the artists were actually involved in the original Aspen Festival 10 years ago and most of the others are friends, or someone who we really admire.

Where did you originally discover Saxsquatch, and why were they picked as co-host?

My wife Aimee discovered Saxsquach online and turned me on to him. We reached out on Instagram and began to come up with an idea to collaborate on a project…I can’t give it away, but we will debut a special video that we did together on the Oates Song Fest 7908 and trust me, you won’t want to miss it!

What songs are you most looking forward to performing at OATES SONG FEST 7908?

It wouldn’t be fair not to mention every artist since they have all been so gracious to donate their time and music. I will say that I’m going to end the show with a brand-new song that I wrote for this performance.

Where will you be performing during your set?

I will be performing from an empty theatre in Nashville and my set will be in the middle and end of the show.

How do you work to create an immersive concert viewing experience online while operating virtually?

We will have a very entertaining variety of diverse and multi-generational musicians and celebrities who will make special appearances throughout.

How can listeners donate to Feeding America during the concert stream?

During the broadcast of “Oates Song Fest 7908” viewers will be able to donate via a unique QR code and at this website.

DBYB Fest Promotional Poster

The Don’t Block Your Blessings Festival

Out of loss and adversity emerges an uplifting global project and festival, led by Erez Safar (who produces under the name h2the), in honor of his late mother, “Frida Levona bat Shalom”.

“I lost my mom to cancer two months ago,” Safar shared, “and the pain was so intense, I knew I had to do something with it. My mom had an incredible light inside her and navigated the world with hope and positivity. I realized the best way to honor her memory would be to turn that pain and darkness I was feeling into a light that I could share with others. So I put together this project called ‘Don’t Block Your Blessings’ (DBYB), and I hope it can become a space for people to share wisdom for leading better, happier lives.”  

Safar comes off as warm, playful, and relaxed as he speaks with me over video chat, from his LA apartment. He tells me he looks at the DBYB platform as a form of “Cheat Codes To Happiness,” where people can trade stories as they navigate the ups and downs of life, and share how they have been able to bring more blessings into their lives via perspective, faith and gratitude. In addition to live-stream festivals (the next of which will take place this month), the project also lives on the site here, as well as an active discussion and healing space on the new and wildly popular mobile app, Clubhouse. 

Don’t Block Your Blessings (DBYB) first launched two months ago, with a one of a kind live-stream festival by the same name, featuring musicians, artists, and some of the most innovative minds in self-growth and healing. The DBYB Festival is hosted on an exclusive virtual platform, which boasts three interactive rooms and allows festival-goers to easily move from room to room, as then explore various talks, musical performances, and the creation of visual art, live in real-time.

This is not the first time Safar has wowed with his creative approach to online events. His first live-stream festival, Lo-Freq Fest, was featured in Billboard and shared around the globe. The debut DBYB festival featured over 40+ world-wide presenters with 25,774 viewers.

The next festival will be free to attend virtually and is set to take place on Valentine’s (Sunday, February 14th), between 6-9 pm PST.

The festival will feature contemporary artists, musicians, and teachers in the fields of self-growth and healing. Presenters include: 

Alicia Dunams

The founder of Bestseller in a Weekend, Dunams has helped more than 1500 leaders write books. She is also a leadership trainer, executive coach and certified peacemaker. She will be presenting in the healing room “The Slippery Slope vs. The Conscious Climb – Managing Our Unconscious Bias.”

Dr. Aparajita (AJ)

A social psychologist, a diversity and inclusion consultant, a certified life and executive coach, an author, a speaker, an immigrant, and a two-time traumatic brain injury survivor. She will be presenting in the healing room “Making Your Invisible Visible for Happiness.”

The Boom Bap Kids

Purveyors of funk and hip hop, founders Woes Martin, Silent John, and Mike Steel will be bringing their fabric puppetry and beats to the festival.

Shantala

Founders Benjy and Heather Wertheimer have been leading kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide since 2001. They are known for their special gift of bringing audiences into a vast and loving experience through their unique blend of exquisite voices accompanied by instruments of India and the west. In 2020 alone, their music has garnered over 14 million streams.

Bomani X

The face of Clubhouse and the host of its #CottonClub, Bomani X is an artist in every sense of the word, a guitarist, singer songwriter, and a celebrity digital strategist who has worked with Jill Scott, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Wyclef, and more.

B Hill

A lifelong passionate artist and designer. Native to Harlem-New York City, Hill now exhibits and paints live, showcasing her nine-year figurative subject matter: “A Woman’s perspective.” In conjunction with her exhibitions, she directs an international art education foundation, “Art Education with B. Hill”, which brings art curriculum to underserved schools and communities. She will be joining the festival’s Live Art room. 

See below for the full list of presenters at the multi-room DBYB festival:

Featured Musicians:

Ada Pasternak, Adam Cola, Caitlin Jemma, Deborah Stokol, DJ Beatific, Drew Angus, Eko Zu, Eli Lev, Gattison, Gentleman Brawlers, Gerle, h2the, Kevin Daniel, Kindred Melodies, Kirsten Collins, Klezmer Juice, Latch Key Kid, Louii King, Lucinda Belle, Luke Kohen, Mikey Pauker, My Silent Bravery, Nina Grae, Psychic Twin, R E L, Ray Bean, RYNO, Shantala, Talia Dalton, Willow Stephens

Featured Healers:

Alexis Ware, Alicia Dunams, Casilda Zackhariyas, Danielle Grozavu, David Sacks, Dr. Aparajita Jeedigunta, Emi Ollin, Hard Charlie, Jen The Rainmaker, Kimberly Ariella, Krystal Aranyani, Lisa Stuart, Melissa Drake, Mendi Baron, Rhyanna Watson, Robyn Stern, Sara Mandel, Sarah BL, Sovereign University, The Breathe Center, Yoni Temple School

Featured Painters:

Abreesha*, B Hill, Domogee, Meira Batya, Sey x Yes, Shlome

In a time where so many of us have been confined to our homes and have lost our outlets for social connection and engagement, the DBYB festival promises to lift us up and create a community where we can come together, feel inspired and discover our own cheat codes to happiness.
Festival Producer: Erez Safar
Healer: Alicia Dunams
Musician: Bomani X
Quinn XCII in shopping cart

Quinn XCII- “Notice Me” Visual

QUINN XCII SHARES NEW VISUAL FOR “NOTICE ME”, HIS FAVORITE SONG FROM THE NEW ALBUM A LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF

CELEBRATES ALBUM RELEASE WITH 9-SONG FULL-BAND LIVE STREAM PERFORMANCE LAST NIGHT

Fresh off the release of his third album, A Letter To My Younger Self, Quinn XCII has released a new visual for his favorite album track, “Notice Me” – watch HERE. Directed by Blythe Thomas, the video for the infectious song follows a street performer to the Venice Beach boardwalk and coincides with the song’s lyrics about breaking past self-consciousness and fear, and seeking acknowledgement from those around you. The video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live and MTVU.

“’Notice Me’ speaks on all of the shy people out there and those with self-confidence issues,” says Quinn XCII. “The ones who know what they want to say but don’t have the courage yet to speak up. The ones that want to be noticed for once and not just be somebody that blends in.

With five years of touring and several major music festivals around the world under his belt, Quinn XCII brought his sought-after live show to the internet last night. The ‘A Letter To My Younger Self Live Stream Concert’, as part of Live Nation’s “Live From The Living Room” series, was shot live from Los Angeles and allowed fans to see Quinn XCII perform songs from his new album for the first time ever.

A Letter To My Younger Self is available now via Columbia Records.

SET LIST:

“A Letter To My Younger Self”
“Sleep While I Drive” featuring special guest Ashe
“Notice Me”
“Candle”
“Always Been You”
“Second Time Around”
“Coffee”
“Straightjacket”
“Stacy”

FOLLOW QUINN XCI: 

Website | SoundCloud | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Festival Napa Valley

Festival Napa Valley, California Wine Country’s flagship music festival, is pleased to announce “One Night, Many Voices,” a free, global, virtual concert featuring original performances by some of today’s most renowned artists. The star-studded lineup includes violinist Joshua Bell with soprano Larisa Martínez, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, soprano Nadine Sierra, tenor Michael Fabiano, and the sensational Young People’s Chorus of New York City.  The concert will culminate with a swinging jazz performance headlined by Cuban pianist Aldo López-Gavilán and his band, direct from Havana.

“We are thrilled to bring together some Festival favorites for a special night to celebrate the healing
power of music,” said Richard Walker, President & CEO of Festival Napa Valley. “We hope this concert
will provide connection, hope, and inspiration to music lovers everywhere.” To add to the evening, Festival Napa Valley is partnering with local Napa restaurants to produce curated to-go menus, as well as their Partner Wineries to provide special offers on select bottles. Revenue from purchases will go directly to the restaurants and wineries. For more information and to RSVP to the one-night-only event on Saturday, July 25, 2020, please visit HERE:

About Festival Napa Valley:

Blending the beauty and bounty of Napa Valley with the very finest performing arts, Festival Napa Valley offers programs that enrich the economic and cultural vitality of the region and make the arts accessible to all. The Festival presents world-class performances staged in iconic venues and inspiring educational programs offered at Napa County public schools year-round. It is presented by Napa Valley Festival Association, a nonprofit organization governed by a board of prominent vintners and local leaders. More than 200 artists, wineries, resorts, theaters, restaurants, chefs and vintners participate each year. Festival Napa Valley’s 15th Anniversary Season will take place on July 16-25, 2021.

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JONAS BLUE × MAX

Acclaimed British producer/songwriter Jonas Blue teams up with U.S. pop sensation MAX on the feel-good summer romance anthem “Naked,” released today alongside an outrageously fun quarantine video. Buy / stream “Naked” HERE. View the official video HERE.

Laden with hooks, infectious melodies and an indelible guitar line, “Naked” reaffirms Jonas’ reputation for producing world-class hits. Ed Drewett (Little Mix, One Direction), and Sam Romans, who helped pen the U.K.’s biggest single of 2019, Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved,” collaborated on the track.

In the scintillating official video, directed by Isaac Rentz (Katy Perry, Mabel, Blink 182), Jonas and MAX are joined by a diverse pool of partygoers, oozing the sexy, liberating attitudes of the song. Steeped in neon and rotoscope animation, the clip was created entirely in lockdown, with a little help from Jonas’ family and MAX’s wife.

Jonas Blue says, “Creating ‘Naked’ was such a magic moment in the studio – it all clicked and flowed so naturally. The song is fun, positive and carefree, but also shows a bit of a seductive side. Having MAX feature on it was the perfect combination. He’s got the soul and swagger to deliver this at the perfect level – capturing every emotion. I couldn’t be more excited to get this one out into the world.”

MAX adds, “I’ve been obsessed with ‘Naked’ since the first time I heard the demo. It was like when I met my dog for the first time and knew I had to tell everyone else to back off, he’s mine! There’s something so infectious about it, and when Jonas asked me to sing it, I was extremely honored to be a part of this incredible song.”

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Aminé Drops “Riri” Video

Aminé drops co-directed music video for “Riri”

Portland-based rapper, artist, director, culture shaker and innovative ingenue Aminé delivers his video for “Riri” which he co-directed with longtime visual collaborator Jack Bergert. The video was filmed in quarantine around LA mansions with cameos from the likes of beloved sports broadcaster Taylor Rooks. Aminé even locked writer/comedian Jak Knight, from ABC’s Black-ish, for a closing skit in the “RiRi” video.

“We shot this video before the murder of George Floyd & my knowledge of the Breonna Taylor case,” Aminé writes “but I felt compelled to delay its release for obvious reasons. Activism is essential right now so I put my focus there for the past few weeks. We skipped editing sessions to march in the Black Lives Matter protests. I’m dropping the ‘Riri’ video today because it’s important to show black joy in a time where we’re constantly seeing imagery of pain and suffering.”

Pegged “one of the most creative voices in hip-hop, Aminé shakes the culture every time he releases a new song” (Hot New Hip Hop) and “Riri” is no different. Complex Magazine reportedly “wouldn’t be surpris[ed] if the real Rihanna was caught on Instagram enjoying the new tune.” Hypebeast cosigns that “the centerpiece of ‘Riri’ is Aminé’s soulful hook and reflective lyrics buoyed by bassrich production from frequent collaborator Pasqué.”

In addition to the excitement of the new music video, Aminé has also joined forces with former YEEZY designer Sara Jaramillo and Alice Wang’s ILYSM to offer a $500 grant this week for an artist impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns. Applications for this round of #ILYSM4Artists are due by noon EST on Thursday 6/25 at ILYSM.COM .

About Aminé:

Artists who move culture forward create their own. Aminé’s debut LP, “Good For You” did just that for Portland’s music scene, hiphop and the culture at large — buoyed by his 5x platinum RIAA certified breakout smash “Caroline,” “REDMERCEDES” and “Wedding Crashers” [feat. Offset]. The album which displayed mosaic influence from his parents’ Ethiopian heritage to trailblazers like Kanye West and André 3000, made an instantly indelible impact — scoring a RIAA gold certification, millions of singles streams, Spotify #1s, and 21 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs Chart, peaking at #11. Aminé further solidified himself as a force of nature between explosive festival sets and show-stopping late nights. Maintaining this momentum, while owning his subdued profile and preference for an AirBNB wilderness cabin over a posh studio for recording, Aminé released his self-described 2018 EP/LP/MIXTAPE/ ALBUM “ONEPOINTFIVE.”

Earlier this year, Aminé continued on his promise to change perceptions and defy expectations with “Shimmy” paying homage to his past, while declaring 2020 as his. Accompanied by a co-directed music video love letter to Portland, the song garnered 20 Million streams globally and the gamut of fanfare which you can watch here. Continuing to expand his influence, Aminé also recently appeared on HBO’s Insecure this month.

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Watch “Riri” here and stream the song here.

Electric Blockaloo Festival

Electric Blockaloo Reveals Full Festival Lineup for Electronic Music Minecraft Festival June 25-28, 2020

Over 850 Artists and 65 Hosted Stages:

Anabel Englund, Blondish, Bob Moses, Carl Craig, DJ Soda, Ekali, Felix da Housecat, Ivy Lab, Kevin Saunderson, Khruangbin, The Knocks, Krafty Kuts, Luciano, Maya Jane Coles, MK, Paris Hilton, Rudimental, DJ Sneak, Seth Troxler, Sherelle, Skream, Steve Aoki, Todd Terry, and so many more. Today, Electric Blockaloo revealed the second phase of its lineup as it gears up to be the biggest digital music festival in history, June 25-28, 2020.

As festival-goers grapple with a growing virtual festival landscape, Electric Blockaloo stands out with a colossal international lineup curated by Rave Family, and consisting of the biggest names in electronic music and beyond. Newly announced artists include Steve Aoki with DIM MAK’s Dojo, rising London star and BBC Radio1 host Sherelle, and Detroit household names such as Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson and Seth Troxler.

House music will be represented by heavyweights such as Felix da Housecat, Todd Terry, DJ Sneak, Higher Ground headliner MK, Maya Jane Coles, Luciano and Skream, jam band performances from powerhouses Khruangbin, Too Many Zooz and Dirtwire, and EDM sets from bellwethers Galantis, Two Friends, Louis the Child, and Paris Hilton. These join some of the biggest names previously announced including Jauz, Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, KSHMR, TOKiMONSTA, A-Trak, Nicole Moudaber, ZHU, Nora en Pure, Claude VonStroke, Claptone, Soul Clap, Lane 8 and over eight hundred more.

To ensure that rights holders are paid for the use of their music in the festival, Electric Blockaloo has partnered with streaming platform Mixcloud.

Rave Family CEO Jackie McGuire explains, “One of the biggest challenges for digital festivals is making sure that artists are compensated for the use of their music. We knew that in order to create a sustainable digital music event platform, we had to take care of that. With their advanced content ID system and unique music licenses, Mixcloud has been a great partner and we are excited to be leading the movement to pay artists fairly.”

Upon entering the festival, attendees or “Loozers”, are given free range of the grounds, with the ability to jump from stage to stage at their own pace, using replicas of the famed blue Doctor Who Tardis. Over 65 stages have been carefully curated and envisioned directly by the artists and labels themselves. From Red Blocks, a take on the famed Colorado amphitheater, to Thunder Mifflin, the coolest office in Scranton, PA, there will be plenty of familiar locations for Loozers to explore.

Artists have had full creative control of their stage designs, from Sacha Robotti’s SlothAcid stage, Steve Aoki’s blood sport Dim Mak Dojo, KSHMR’s Dharma Temple, Claptone’s Masquerade Stage, Maceo Plex’s Blade Runner inspired Ellum, a Higher Ground Space Station and Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird Campout and Bass Lodge, which features nostalgic activities and games.

To further immerse attendees in the digital music festival experience, Electric Blockaloo attendees will also be brought together via Discord, an online chat platform where Loozers can communicate and meet up with friends and new avatars they meet in the game.

Electric Blockaloo will be available on both java and Bedrock versions of Minecraft, so fans can play on desktop or mobile. For music fans unfamiliar with Minecraft, the Rave Family Training Camp will be available to ticket holders in the run up to the festival where users can learn how to navigate, use special items, and even swim!

Living at the intersection of music and technology, Rave Family is a production company founded in 2018 by tech and investment veteran, Jackie McGuire. With roots in promoting harm reduction at live music events, Rave Family has always been committed to supporting its community and the causes near to its members hearts, and will continue this initiative for Electric Blockaloo.

The festival has partnered with various organizations that festival-goers can donate to and support while purchasing their ticket or during the game itself. Beneficiaries include Black Lives Matter, The Bail Project, a national fund aimed at preventing incarceration and combating racial and economic disparities in the bail system, and ByeBye Plastic, a movement to remove single use plastics from the music industry as a whole by 2025. Electric Blockaloo will donate 5% of its profits to each of these organizations.

A partnership with HeadCount, a platform that harnesses the power of live music to stage voter registration drives, will also allow ticket buyers to register to vote during checkout. Tickets for Electric Blockaloo will be available to purchase through individual artist and stage links.

Simply follow your favorite artists’ social media pages, or visit HERE for a list of all of the artists and stages participating. Ticket prices start at $10 and include access to the festival for the debut weekend, as well as three special encore weekends for those fans who can’t see all 65 stages in one!

VIP Add-Ons start at $15 and include access to exclusive worlds, stages, and artist sets! VIPs will also get free access to Early Arrival and Group Camping.

Group Camping? That’s right! Loozers can build the festival campsite of their dreams. Campers can then share their creations on Instagram and win a number of awesome prizes, including merchandise, upgrades, and a private, super secret DJ set from one of Electric Blockaloo’s headliners!

Electric Blockaloo
June 25 – 28 2020
10 am EST – 6am EST daily
18+
Tickets on sale June 12, 12pm EST

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Aminé Releases New Single

AMINÉ RELEASES NEW SINGLE: “RIRI” FOLLOWING “SHIMMY” VIDEO ATTENTION + 5X RIAA CERTIFIED PLATINUM “CAROLINE” SMASH HIT

“…amiable, inventive and idiosyncratic, one of the year’s most intriguing….” — NY TIMES

Today, multiplatinum hip-hop multihyphenate Aminé shares a new single entitled “Riri” showcasing his own verses and vocals alongside a closing skit with writer/comedian Jak Knight from ABC’s Black-ish fame; ahead of forthcoming official music visual arriving on Monday, self-directed in quarantine. The Portland-based rapper, artist, director, culture shaker and innovative ingenue brings dynamics and depth to “Riri”, which heralds the arrival of his anxiously awaited sophomore project and you can listen to here.

Earlier this year, Aminé continued on his promise to change perceptions and defy expectations with “Shimmy” paying homage to his past, while declaring 2020 as his. Accompanied by a co-directed music video love letter to Portland, the song garnered 20 Million streams globally and the gamut of fanfare which you can watch here. In addition to looks from Rolling Stone, Complex, and more, HYPEBEAST claimed, “The song is doused in a scratchy ‘90s-inspired beat, laced with sampled bits from O.D.B., soulful vocal harmonies, trickling sitar notes and crisp drum loops reminiscent of the raw and bare sounds that dominated much of hip-hop in the Golden Age.”

“In the visual… we see the Portland rapper whipping around with his
boys, scaling a mountain, and driving a boat, as he praises the past
while looking to the future.” -COMPLEX

“…the whole thing looks like a love letter to Portland…” -EATER

Continuing to expand his influence, 5x platinum certified artist for mega-smash “Caroline” recently appeared on HBO’s Insecure this month. Artists who move culture forward create their own. Aminé’s debut LP, “Good For You” did just that for Portland’s music scene, hip-hop and the culture at large — buoyed by his 5x platinum RIAA certified breakout smash “Caroline,” “REDMERCEDES,” and “Wedding Crashers” feat. Offset. The album which displayed mosaic influence from his parents’ Ethiopian heritage to trailblazers like Kanye West and André 3000, made an instantly indelible impact — scoring a RIAA gold certification, millions of singles streams, Spotify #1s, and 21 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs Chart, peaking at #11. Aminé further solidified himself as a force of nature between explosive festival sets (Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza) and show-stopping late nights (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers). Maintaining this momentum, while owning his subdued profile and preference for an AirBNB wilderness cabin over a posh studio for recording, Aminé released his self-described 2018 EP/LP/MIXTAPE/ALBUM “ONEPOINTFIVE” which you can listen to here.

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ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Tïesto and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Karol G) and Hollywood Records (Zendaya). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse), Lionsgate (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films during 2017 in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production is the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.