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VanJess × Lucky Daye – Slow Down

Nigerian-American sister duo VanJess release a slinky new rendition of their song “Slow Down” featuring Keep Cool/RCA Records labelmate and fellow R&B heavyweight Lucky Daye. An undeniable standout in what Rolling Stone calls one of the best projects of 2021 (‘Homegrown’ EP), the Top 15 R&B radio single that has amassed nearly ten million global streams exemplifies their glimmering, nostalgic sound.

Listen to “Slow Down” Ft. Lucky Daye here.

On “Slow Down,” VanJess’ on-point harmonies are accentuated by a brassy saxophone line and romantic production from Snakehips & Jonah Christian. In May they made their national television debut on the Tamron Hall Show performing the “sultry ballad” (NPR Music).

Watch the performance here.

‘Homegrown’ – the short yet expansive project – was released February 5th via Keep Cool/RCA Records and is the follow up to their debut album, ‘Silk Canvas,’ which caught the attention of critical gatekeepers for its unique soul/funk integration and careful collaborations.

The project hosts a robust group of collaborators, including KAYTRANADA, Devin Morrison and Jimi Tents. VanJess takes the listener through an alluring sonic journey that weaves through groovy, high energy beats and slowed down, sensual harmonies. From start to finish, the nine-song collection is a showcase of VanJess’ elevated vocal and visual stylings – a testament to the incredible heights they’ve reached since their debut album in 2018.

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About Vanjess

Growing up between Nigeria, and California, VanJess have brought an entirely new take to contemporary R&B, one that pays tribute to 90’s greats like TLC, SWV, and Aaliyah, while instinctually inciting an inimitable style. The sisters cut their teeth online with a string of viral covers, bursting onto the scene with their self-released debut album, a definitive R&B statement, and a smooth, seductive record that took the R&B world by storm.

VanJess have previously worked with KAYTRANADA, Ari Lennox, and Xavier Omgr, to name a few, and recently collaborated with some of their most acclaimed peers on songs including “Stickin’” (Sinead Harnett and Masego, who appeared on VanJess 201 – debut LP), “Say Yes” (TOKiMONSTA), “I Had A Love Song” (Ant Saunders), and “Floating” (Mannywellz).

Graham & Brown illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Graham × Brown

­­This February, UK-based wallpaper and paint company, Graham & Brown, kicked off a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary.  Founded in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1946 by childhood friends, Harold Graham and Henry Brown, this business has been family-run for 75 years, proving that quality craftsmanship, sustainable practices and innovative design always stands the test of time. 

As part of Graham & Brown’s 75th anniversary they have released a limited-edition “Through The Decades” collection that pays homage to the styles and tastes of the 1940s-2010. The full 8-piece collection is now available in the US + Canada. 

An evocative tribute to the nostalgic, the Through the Decades collection reflects on the impact that each decade has had on home trends, and the ways in which wallpaper as a medium has embodied them. 

As with every Graham & Brown wallpaper in the broader company collection, each Through the Decades design is paired with a complementary hero paint color as well as three coordinating hues to promote harmonious design and a synchronous living space.

A portion of the proceeds from this collection will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, an organization local to the brand’s US offices, a commitment made in lockstep with Graham & Brown’s pledge to raise £75,000 (about $105,000) for charities in 2021.  

Graham & Brown Collection
Will Smith Illustration by Mina Tocalini

Bel-Air Athletics 

This week, sportswear brand Bel-Air Athletics is launching a series of limited edition pieces in fun paisley prints and nostalgic styles for men and women. The new pieces – including a t-shirt, a face mask and a track jacket – will be available on the site this week.
Lucky Green Reversible Track Jacket ($95): Available now and limited to only 600 pieces, the new jacket features a navy blue “Bel-Air Paisley” print on one side and luxe “Lucky Green” on the other, with a metallic gold zipper and subtle Bel-Air Athletics branding on the chest. The jacket is a remix of Bel-Air Athletics’ popular Reversible Academy Track Jacket, based on Will Smith’s iconic inside-out prep school blazer that he wore on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Navy Paisley T-Shirt ($35): This limited edition navy blue t-shirt- available on 7/10 – is a throw-back style tee that features the Bel-Air Athletics logo front and center in a fun paisley print. Available while supplies last.
Lucky Green Bundle Pack ($145): This bundle – only available from 7/10 – 7/13 – includes the reversible track jacket, the paisley tee, a paisley basketball and a paisley face mask.
Bel-Air Athletics is a sporty Fresh Prince of Bel-Air inspired fashion brand founded by the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith.

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Ari Lennox’s “Whipped Cream”

Singer Ari Lennox releases her music video for “Whipped Cream” and it is EVERYTHING.

As Ari croons over unrequited love, she is whisked away by “vivid dreams” of an old beau which leaves us all to ponder if these are true meanings or figments of her imagination.

Director Ryan Doubiago and producer Darius Turbak embrace Ari’s essence beautifully; capturing her sultry appeal and affinity for classic soul to produce a visual which is timeless with a touch of nostalgia.

Watch the video here!

The Washington D.C. native dropped her debut EP, PHO, in late 2016. PHO showcased Ari’s immense talent while highlighting her position as the only female and sole vocalist of her crew.

In 2017, Ari joined J. Cole on his 4 Your Eyez Only Tour. She is slated to perform alongside her labelmates at the Dreamville Festival September 15th in Raleigh, NC.

WELLES – “Rock N Roll”

WELLES video for “Rock N Roll” is a nostalgic, animated trip premiering via JUXTAPOZ.

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Via Juxtapoz: Take a step inside the world of 23 year old musician, Welles in the psychedelic video for his track, “Rock N Roll”. A song that in Jesse Wells’ words is “a tune in the style, in reverence to, and for the sake of rock n’ roll.”

Having just released his debut record, “Red Trees and White Trashes,” with his unique and jarringly emotive vocal stylings that might sound something along the lines of Kurt Cobain collaborating with Zeppelin, Welles is continuing where the rock greats before him left off.

It comes as no surprise then, that the video for “Rock N Roll” is a nostalgic, animated trip. Created by Diego Huacuja from Basa Estudio out of Mexico City, the visual artist wanted to “visually communicate the personality and vibe of the song,” noting how there’s a “heavy rock and roll tone mixed with a certain indifference and absurdness within the lyrics that I was really drawn to.”

Huacuja continues – “All of the elements and characters represent the lyrics at that moment of the song as well as how I think Jesse would imagine and draw those lyrics. Like the “square” parents. We all know parents are (sometimes) square. The fictional character of Jesse just wants to be free, hang out everywhere, and enjoy the moment.”

“The same happens with the style of illustration. We decided to represent that freedom in the strokes, shapes, colors and adding a fanzine texture which I personally love and think really fits great with the whole video. The artwork has no rules, no walls or floors, we just wanted to create a rad animation video for this cool song.”

Wells is already writing hooks that any of his heroes would envy… The sound on this album is huge, putting Welles in the same league as the smart bands reviving rock’s mainstream… “Red Trees and White Trashes” has the heft and complexity to likely earn a few Grammy nominations.” – NPR

LIL YACHTY × VR 

LIL YACHTY RELEASES ANIMATED VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE FOR “FOREVER YOUNG (FEATURING DIPLO)” EXCLUSIVELY ON VRTGO

 


“Teenage” Tour Underway Now!

 

Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum artist Lil Yachty releases the Virtual Reality Experience for his latest single “Forever Young” [feat. Diplo].”

 

It’s available for viewing via compatible VR-headsets and devices exclusively on VRTGO.
 
Directed by Los Angeles creator Yung Jake and produced by Grant Curatola, “Forever Young” unlocks a nostalgic, idyllic animated world befitting Yachty’s youthful vision and widescreen ambition. Fans can immerse themselves in a 360-degree journey, beginning as our hero crosses paths with his crush at a playground and they go on a journey together, in the highly imaginative world of Yung Jake, to stay together forever. They trade their toy wagon for a sports car, cruise through a gorgeous dreamscape before standing up to bullies, sailing on a boat through the clouds and rocking a concert stage.

 

Yung Jake and Ghosting TV have created a world and characters that bring a colorful pop-up-book-like VR experience. Every visual element was an original animated design made specifically for “Forever Young.” The animation brings a sense of 90’s-cartoon familiarity, and yet the originality of the story-telling and the characters creates a unique, immersive experience more fun than most VR videos.

“Forever Young” is pacing to be another generational anthem from the “King of Teens.”It recently racked up over 11.6 million Spotify streams and 3.8 million-plus YouTube/VEVO views and counting.

 

Right now, Yachty is in the midst of his “Teenage” Tour. Check out remaining dates below. Lil Yachty’s full-length debut Teenage Emotions [Quality Control/Motown/Capitol Music Group] is out now.

 

“TEENAGE” TOUR DATES:

9/23 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

9/24 Vancouver, BC P.N.E. Forum

10/20 Atlanta, GA The Fox Theatre