Jacob Banks, a Nigerian-born singer based out of the U.K., released a brand new song Wednesday titled “Stranger.”
The song comes with a new music video depicting the emotions of growing apart from a loved one and putting the pieces back together once it’s over. Banks sings, “Stranger, once upon a time we were the chorus.” You can see the video by clicking right here.
Sillkey co-produced the song with Banks, and the two use R&B and progressive electronic synths to build to an eruption of strings and keys.
Banks also directed and starred in the music video himself. He places himself and the female co-lead close enough to touch, but something non-physical continues to prevent them from reaching each other.
CASIO G-SHOCK DEBUTS LATEST SKELETON SERIES IN THREE NEW COLORWAYS FOR FALL 2019
Three New Models Bring Nostalgia 90’s Technology to Popular DW5600 Series
Casio G-SHOCK adds to its popular DW5600 series debuting new timepieces in three new semi-transparent colorways Blue (DW5600SB-2), Green (DW5600SB-3) and Red (DW5600SB-4) for a simple, yet edgy, elevated look.
Part of the latest Clear Skeleton Series, which launched this April, the new watches are colorful additions to the DW5600 series. Arriving in the popular candy color trends with their striking appeal including a one-tone chromatic color casing and band in transparent jelly style, these new models express a futuristic take on nostalgia. The reverse LCD with matching color tint showcases a minimalistic design that matches the classic original G-SHOCK.
Inspired by the popular 90’s transparent handheld and home videogame systems, the newest DW5600SB models boasts the brand’s classic square shape and staple functions such as a built-in EL backlight and Flash Alert to provide easy use even in low-light conditions.
The DW5600SB models also come equipped with G-SHOCK technology including:
200M Water Resistance
12/24 Hr formats
The DW5600SB models will retail for $110 and will be available for purchase beginning in October at G-SHOCK retailers including Macy’s, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.
America’s bad ass sweetheart Chanel West Coast drops her new single/video “Old Fashioned” today featuring Nessly. The Quentin Tarantino-esque Wild West themed hip hop video was directed by Edgar Stevens and produced by Riveting Entertainment.
Comments West Coast: “Old fashioned is a song I made about keepin’ it classy like they used too. There’s something about old Hollywood glamour that I respond too. Back in the day when people got together, spoke to one another and experienced life outside the worlds of our phone. Having values in which you come home for dinner, a man opens a car door, and finding love was going out on dates, not just sliding in DM’s. My whole upcoming project I’m taking it back to things that warm my heart, inspire me, and have a little nostalgia. But don’t get it twisted, I’m about women’s rights and leaps and bounds we as women have made.
Just want to see some real gentlemen and women out there keep it classy and sexy. At least part of the time lmfao!”
After teasing its impending arrival on social media throughout the past week, global superstar, producer and DJ Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll, a.k.a Kygo, unveiled a new song entitled “Think About You” via Sony Music Sweden/Ultra Records/RCA Records! The track features Valerie Broussard who is newly signed to Kygo’s Palm Tree Records/ RCA Records. This marks his first release of 2019 and precedes more music to come very soon.
Representing another evolution of his instantly recognizable signature sound, the track pairs ethereal piano and a propulsive neon beat with a dynamic and vibrant vocal performance from Broussard. Bordering pop, electro, house, and trance, “Think About You” culminates on a feeling of blissful nostalgia in its bright and bold hook.
“Think About You” arrives on the heels of “Happy Now”, featuring Swedish hitmaker Sandro Cavazza. Already, “Happy Now” has amassed over 119 million Spotify streams and 44 million YouTube views on the music video. Of the single, YourEDM praised how he’s “back doing what he does best,” and Billboard celebrated its accompanying visual, writing, “Don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking up flights to Norway.” Meanwhile, Forbes pegged his next body of work among the “Most Anticipated Dance/Electronic Albums of 2019.”
Presents a Decade of World-Renowned Work in “2000s The Exhibition”
Mouche Gallery, Beverly Hills
Beyonce “Dangerously in Love” Album Cover (2003) by Markus Klinko All Rights Reserved 2018
Exhibition Presents June 15 through June 30, 2018
Award-winning fashion, celebrity photographer and directorMarkus Klinko is pleased to present “2000s”, an exclusive exhibition featuring the decade’s most iconic photographic images. The gallery has partnered with FujiFilm and will host several in-gallery artist appearances: Saturday, June 16th from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saturday June 23rd from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Saturday June 30th, 2018 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Mouche Gallery340 N Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
“For me, this collection goes beyond celebrity photography and more so defines a greater cultural connection. The early 2000’s was a very influential time of fashion, music, and entertainment that we are seeing resurface today. Being able to capture it photographically gives us a window into our past and it how it has helped form our future.” – Markus Klinko
Klinko and his subjects
Throughout the years, Markus Klinko has become one of the most recognizable celebrity photographers across the globe. For his upcoming exhibition, “2000s”, Mouche Gallery has assembled a collection of famous images from his archives. The collection depicts a variety of pop culture milestones that have truly defined the decade of the early 2000’s. Highlighted works include: Beyonce’sDangerously in Love album cover; a series of Mary J. Blige album covers documenting her meteoric rise to superstardom; and images from Klinko’s wildly successful David Bowie Unseen international exhibition. With these works and more to see, Klinko can be credited for capturing some of the most legendary moments in each of his subject’s careers.
David Bowie “Heathen” Album Cover (2002) by Markus Klinko Ó All Rights Reserved 2018
Klinko’s works were recently displayed in a New York Subway station with a large-scale photographic installation and interactive displays celebrating the late, great David Bowie. The installation was unveiled earlier this month and runs until May 13. It coincides with the opening of Bowie Is – an exhibition celebrating the musician’s contribution to popular culture – at the Brooklyn Museum.
The centerpiece of the takeover was an installation that stretched across 30 metal ‘L beams’ and was seen at either end of the station from steps leading down to the platform. It features black-and-white photographs of Bowie as the Thin White Duke – a persona he adopted in the mid- 1970s and taken by Masayoshi Sukita and Markus Klinko.
INSTALLATION NYC SUBWAY 2018
As David Bowie’s and Iman’s photographer for over 15 years, Klinko’s client list reads as a who’s who of Hollywood royalty. Other notable pop culture icons that will be featured in the exhibit include: Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Kelis, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West and more.
“Mouche Gallery in Beverly Hills is honored to present this exhibition in collaboration with FUJIFILM North America Corporation, and is thrilled to add Markus Klinko to its prestigious roster of internationally acclaimed photographers. We look forward to continuing the tradition of featuring museum quality art and photographs at the forefront of culture.” – Keiko Noah, Gallerist & Principal: Mouche Gallery
Made possible by FUJIFILM North America Corporation, “2000s” will feature a rare retrospective collection of select cameras and lenses used by Klinko to photograph these images and will be installed at Mouche Gallery. As one of the earliest adopters of digital post-production, Klinko pioneered a style that widely influenced trends in current fashion and celebrity photography. Klinko credits his usage of the FUJIFILM GX680III, a 6x8cm medium format system, in conjunction with FUJICHROME PROVIA 100F for the vibrant palette and exceptionally high resolution of his work. In 2001, Klinko also started shooting with the FUJIFILM FinePix S1 Pro, the early predecessor of the current line of the FUJIFILM X Series and GFX system. A previously unseen series of new images, taken in 2018 with the FUJIFILM GFX medium format mirrorless system, will be unveiled on June 14th, featuring re-emerging signature ’00s staples, connecting his works from past and present. All of Klinko’s works to be featured in “2000’s” were created with FUJIFILM cameras and/or film products.
Given the exhibition’s fashion and celebrity culture focus, thirteen of Klinko’s most celebrated images will be sold via Paddle8 (http://www.paddle8.com/auction/cfda) to benefit the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Foundation to help support its programs dedicated to fashion education and professional development. To learn more about the CFDA, please visit the organization’s website at www.CFDA.com
To learn more about Mouche Gallery and to meet the world-renowned photographer and visit this once-in-a-lifetime Collection: “2000s The Exhibition” in Beverly Hills, please visit Mouche at www.mouchegallery.com.
ALL WORKS ON EXHIBITION & AVAILABLE FOR ACQUISITION
All Images Courtesy of Markus Klinko. All Rights Reserved 2018. For Editorial Usage Only. No Commercial Usage Allowed.
Image: Markus Klinko 2018 Los Angeles
ABOUT MARKUS KLINKO:
Markus Klinko is an award-winning, international fashion/celebrity photographer and director, who has worked with many of today’s most iconic stars of film, music, and fashion.
Klinko has photographed Beyonce, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, and Iman. His editorial clients include Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, and Interview. Brands such as Lancôme, L’Oréal Paris, Nike, Hugo Boss, Anna Sui, Pepsi, Skyy Vodka, and Remy Martin have hired Klinko to create advertising campaigns. His campaign for Keep A Child Alive raised over one million dollars for children with AIDS in just 3 days.
Born in Switzerland of French, Italian, Jewish, and Hungarian descent, Klinko spent his early years training to become a classical harp soloist. He studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. Later, Klinko signed an exclusive recording contract with EMI Classics, as well as a management contract with Columbia Artists Management. He received the Grand Prix de Disque for his recording of French harp music, with members of the orchestra of the Paris Opera Bastille. Klinko performed in recitals and as a featured soloist with symphony orchestras around the world. He was also regularly featured in such publications as Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair, GQ, The New York Times, Madame Figaro, Stereo Review, and Ongaku no Tomo.
After a hand injury, Klinko decided to become a fashion photographer and retired from his international concert and recording career. During that time, he met Indrani, who later became a regular collaborator in her role as his studio’s digital post production artist and photo editor.
Isabella Blow discovered Klinko’s work while at the London Sunday Times and commissioned cover stories from the emerging photographer. Around the same time, Ingrid Sischy, at Interview magazine hired Klinko for various shoots. Iman and David Bowie followed, giving the up and coming photographer a chance to photograph them for their respective book (I am Iman) and album covers (Heathen).
From there, he went on to create some of the most iconic album covers of his time, including Beyonce’s Dangerously in Love, and Mariah Carey’s The Emancipation of Mimi.
Many of Klinko’s famous celebrity photographs can be seen in his coffee table book ICONS (Perseus). Lincoln Center in New York presented an art exhibit showcasing many prints from the book and since, art galleries and museums in Europe (Opera Gallery, Monaco) and the USA (National Portrait Gallery, Washington) have featured his work.
Today Ebenezer delivers his debut EP Bad Romantic plus a visualiser for ‘Stats’ featuring Col3trane, Watch HERE. The visual premiered earlier today via Dummy. The EP arrives just in time as the ultimate soundtrack for Valentine’s Day.
Bad Romantic grips you from first listen and is a project that warrants multiple playbacks, truly showcasing his own signature UK rap aesthetic. An ode to real romance, the EP jumps from energetic deeper trap sounds on tracks like ‘Till I Die’ and ‘Catch Feelings’ and transitions to slower vibes with more emotive tracks like ‘South of France’ and ‘Nostalgia’, overall rounding this project off as a stunning first EP from Ebenezer. Listen HERE.
“I’m a romantic, but not necessarily the best one! Once you’ve had your heart broken it tends to turn you into a savage, but I’m still trying to be a better person for it.
I made this EP to show the battle between the good side of love and the bad side of love, and how in just a moment you can fall in and out of it” explains Ebenezer.
In a few short years Ebenezer has worked with the likes of Craig David, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign and Rejjie Snow.With a string of successful tracks released last year such as ‘F**K IT, ‘Survival’ and ‘Cliché’, Ebenezer carved his own unique path – one of emotionally tinged R&B with hints of trap, completely void of the usual pretence that’s flooded the genre. In a way, it could be described as conscious turn-up music, but without a holier than thou message. This project sets Ebenezer apart from everyone else, as someone from London with a story to tell.
In a few short years Ebenezer has worked with the likes of Rejjie Snow, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign and Craig David. With a string of successful tracks released last year such as “F**K IT,” “Survival” and “Cliché,” Ebenezer is carving his own unique path – one of emotionally tinged R&B with hints of trap, completely void of the usual pretence that’s flooded the genre. In a way, it could be described as conscious turn-up music, but without a holier than thou message. The project sets Ebenezer apart from everyone else, as someone from London with a story to tell.
Born in Homerton, Ebenezer spent most of his childhood at a cousin’s house in Hackney along with his brother and sister. While his mother was busy holding down three jobs, Ebenezer and his brother spent most of their free time listening to music, watching MTV Base and learning to produce.
Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly releases a nostalgically vintage based video for his new single “ Let You Go.” Reminiscent of a classic 1960s variety show, this visual gives fans even more reason to tune in to catch more of MGK. While the rapper released his third studio album bloom in May, it is now available on vinyl HERE. bloom features guest vocals from James Arthur, multiplatinum recording artist Hailee Steinfield and rap trio Migos. 2017 seems to be ending on a high note for the “Bad Things” singer who was recently named the face of John Varvatos’ 2017 fashion campaign.
Machine Gun Kelly bloom eAlbum
THE COMPLEX COVER profilesLana Del Reyon the heels of her recently released fourth studio effort Lust for Life. In the interview – filmed at the Prohibition era-inspired, Hollywood hotspot No Vacancy and produced in the nostalgia-inducing style of the 50s and 60s she’s known for – Del Rey opens up to Complex’s Noah Callahan-Bever about the album’s overall lighter tone, explains her decision to weave elements of the current political climate throughout the record, reflects on her experience collaborating with her friends, explores her growth as an artist, and more.
Lana Del Rey Quotes From The Complex Cover interview
On the potential of her political songs alienating her core fan base
“You don’t negotiate when it comes to your work or your art. You stand totally firm and take the consequences. In terms of losing fans, I don’t care. Period.”
On how she’s grown as an artist since her first album Born to Die
“Maybe just the ability to integrate my own experiences with what I’m observing. To be able to reflect back, like a good mix of inner world [and] outer world.”
On the challenge of revealing a personal side musically as she achieved greater success
“I’ve never been somebody who turned away from really hard work… If I feel like I’m just not getting it right, I’ll just keep on trying different things until I feel like I’m hitting my stride in that department. I don’t know, finding your own path is not for the faint of heart…”
On infusing hip-hop into her album seamlessly
“I never feel like I’m not where I’m supposed to be… No matter who I’m with, I’m always doing my own thing. I can’t remember the last time I was in a club or somewhere and felt like, ‘Man, I’m not supposed to be here.’ I’ve been kind of doing it for so long, I feel like everybody I’m friends with, everyone I know just knows I’m all about the music.”
The Complex Cover is one of the latest original series from Complex, joining Sneaker Shopping, the No. 1 sneaker show on the web; Complex Live and Complex Con(versations), both available on go90; Everyday Struggle; and more.
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