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Sturgill Simpson x North American Tour

Today, GRAMMY® Award winner Sturgill Simpson shares the music video for “A Good Look,” a standout track from his critically acclaimed fourth full-length album – available HERE via Elektra Records – and Netflix Original anime film of the same name, “SOUND & FURY.” Watch the “A Good Look” official music video HERE.

Featuring high-octane animated footage from the “SOUND & FURY” film, the visual captures the breakneck action, frenetic pace, and intensity of the artist’s immersive vision set to psychedelic disco breaks, ripping guitars, and stadium-size hooks. The video was directed by Simpson’s “SOUND & FURY” collaborator, founder of influential animation studio Kamikaze Douga, and sought-after filmmaker Jumpei Mizusaki.

Next up, Simpson kicks off his much-anticipated “Sturgill Simpson: A Good Look’n Tour” on February 21 in Birmingham, AL. Meeting widespread demand from audiences everywhere, it visits over 40 cities with two-night stands scheduled for Asheville, NC, Detroit, MI, Minneapolis, MN, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, CA, and Nashville, TN. Numerous dates have already sold out in advance. Presented by AEG Presents, the tour features special guest and acclaimed country breakout star Tyler Childers. Simpson has also partnered with CID Entertainment to offer travel packages with all net proceeds benefitting the Special Forces Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides immediate and ongoing support to the Special Forces community and their families. $1 from each ticket sold for the Sturgill Simpson: A Good Look’n Tour will also be donated to benefit the Special Forces Foundation.  Tickets and more information on the exclusive travel offers can be found HERE. Check out the confirmed itinerary below.

Anointed a critical favorite for its uncompromising scope, endless attitude, and flawless execution, “SOUND & FURY” closed out 2019 as a fixture on numerous year end lists, including those by Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR, Vulture, Esquire, Noisey, and more. Simpson’s live performances and album have been met with fan and critical praise alike: 

“A PROUDLY REBELLIOUS RECORD.” – Los Angeles Times

“Sound and Fury begins much in the same way as Simpson’s recent live set: with AN EXPLORATORY PSYCH-BLUES JAM …As a guitarist, Simpson is uninterested in conventional guitar god shredding; his playing is CURIOUS, FLUID AND FULL OF WONDER.” – Rolling Stone

“…he can glide between synth-rock, glam, dancefloor-fillers; songwriting is king in his world. It doesn’t matter if he’s playing a dreamy campfire song or a two-minute instrumental stomper. Simpson is the one dictating his sound…” – Pitchfork

“Anyone who says guitar music is dead hasn’t listened to the new Sturgill Simpson record.” – Entertainment Weekly

“Sound & Fury is the best case for musicians using Netflix in wild ways…..THE YEAR’S MOST HYPNOTIZING LONGFORM MUSIC VIDEO.” – Indiewire

“The Sound & Fury closer is the BEST THING SIMPSON HAS EVER DONE …It’s hard to imagine any other rock ’n’ roll show achieving anything like the same visceral power.” – Billboard

“POWERHOUSE PERFORMANCE … Simpson was here, in a cozy punk club, seeking a real connection, making a real change in the world.” – The Washington Post

About Sturgill Simpson:

A true iconoclast, GRAMMY® Award-winning singer and songwriter Sturgill Simpson has quietly, yet irrevocably disrupted country, rock, and culture at large since his 2013 independent debut High Top Mountain. In 2014, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music garnered his first GRAMMY® Award nod and claimed spots on Rolling Stone’s “50 Best Albums of 2014” and NPR’s “50 Favorite Albums of 2014.” 2016 saw him reach a pivotal turning point on A Sailor’s Guide To Earth. It would be honored with the GRAMMY® Award for “Best Country Album.” Like only he can, Simpson threw the rulebook out the window and flipped everything upside down on 2019’s “SOUND & FURY.” Produced by Simpson, the bulk of the album was recorded primarily at the McGuire Motor Inn in Waterford, Michigan, with his bandmates Bobby Emmett, Chuck Bartels, Miles Miller, who all serve as co-producers along with GRAMMY nominee John Hill (Cage The Elephant, Portugal.The Man, Bleachers). It lived up to his pledge to deliver as “a sleazy, steamy rock n roll record” and was accompanied by a Netflix anime film of the same name, which merged American rock music with Japanese animation in a revolutionary new way. Last year, he also contributed “The Dead Don’t Die” as the original theme song for writer and director Jim Jamursch’s acclaimed The Dead Don’t Die film. Additionally, he remains committed to philanthropy supporting non-profit organizations such as the Special Forces Foundation.

STURGILL SIMPSON: A GOOD LOOK’N TOUR WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST TYLER CHILDERS

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

FEB 21, 2020 LEGACY ARENA AT THE BJCC BIRMINGHAM, AL

FEB 22, 2020 U.S. CELLULAR CENTER ASHEVILLE, NC Sold Out

FEB 23, 2020 U.S. CELLULAR CENTER ASHEVILLE, NC Sold Out

FEB 25, 2020 KNOXVILLE CIVIC COLISEUM KNOXVILLE, TN

FEB 26, 2020 KNOXVILLE CIVIC COLISEUM KNOXVILLE, TN

FEB 28, 2020 RUPP ARENA LEXINGTON, KY

FEB 29, 2020 MASONIC TEMPLE DETROIT, MI Sold Out

MAR 1, 2020 MASONIC TEMPLE DETROIT, MI

MAR 4, 2020 PETERSEN EVENTS CENTER PITTSBURGH, PA

MAR 6, 2020 SPECTRUM CENTER CHARLOTTE, NC

MAR 7, 2020 INFINITE ENERGY CENTER ATLANTA, GA Sold Out

MAR 10, 2020 NORTH CHARLESTON COLISEUM NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

MAR 13, 2020 HAMPTON COLISEUM HAMPTON, VA

MAR 14, 2020 THE MET PHILADELPHIA, PA

MAR 15, 2020 THE ANTHEM WASHINGTON, DC Sold Out

MAR 16, 2020 THE ANTHEM WASHINGTON, DC

MAR 18, 2020 COCA-COLA COLISEUM TORONTO, ON

MAR 20, 2020 NATIONWIDE ARENA COLUMBUS, OH

MAR 21, 2020 CHAIFETZ ARENA ST. LOUIS, MO

MAR 22, 2020 LANDERS CENTER SOUTHAVEN, MS

MAR 27, 2020 AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER DALLAS, TX

MAR 28, 2020 FRANK ERWIN CENTER AUSTIN, TX

MAR 29, 2020 SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE SUGAR LAND, TX

APR 1, 2020 SILVERSTEIN EYE CENTERS ARENA INDEPENDENCE, MO

APR 3, 2020 UNITED CENTER CHICAGO, IL

APR 4, 2020 THE ARMORY MINNEAPOLIS, MN Sold Out

APR 5, 2020 THE ARMORY MINNEAPOLIS, MN

APR 9, 2020 BAXTER ARENA OMAHA, NE

APR 10, 2020 ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER MADISON, WI

APR 23, 2020 BOK CENTER TULSA, OK

APR 25, 2020 PEPSI CENTER DENVER, CO

APR 28, 2020 MAVERIK CENTER SALT LAKE CITY, UT

APR 29, 2020 ADAMS CENTER MISSOULA, MT

MAY 1, 2020 VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM PORTLAND, OR

MAY 2, 2020 THE GORGE AMPHITHEATRE GEORGE, WA

MAY 5, 2020 BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM SAN FRANCISCO, CA Sold Out

MAY 6, 2020 BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM SAN FRANCISCO, CA

MAY 8, 2020 THE FORUM INGLEWOOD, CA

MAY 15, 2020 TD GARDEN BOSTON, MA

MAY 16, 2020 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN NEW YORK, NY

MAY 21, 2020 BRIDGESTONE ARENA NASHVILLE, TN

MAY 22, 2020 BRIDGESTONE ARENA NASHVILLE, TN Sold Out

MAY 24, 2020 KFC YUM! CENTER LOUISVILLE, KY

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Bud Light x Super Bowl x Post Malone

BUD LIGHT CALLS ON FANS TO HELP CHOOSE THE SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL FEATURING POST MALONE

Bud Light Goes Inside the Brain of its #1 Fan, Post Malone, as he Stars In Two New Commercials for Bud Light and the Newly-Launched Bud Light Seltzer

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2020 — Today, Bud Light unveiled“#PostyStore” and “#PostyBar”, two new spots featuring Bud Light Seltzer and Grammy-nominated Bud Light fan, Post Malone. Instead of a traditional launch, the brand is opening up their biggest marketing moment of the year to the fans. Bud Light made two funny ads featuring Post Malone and cannot decide which one to take to Super Bowl LIV as their official in-game commercial. Now the brand is looking to their fans to share their input and help determine which commercial will air in the big game.

Starting this morning through Thursday, January 30, fans can visit Bud Light social channels to watch both commercials and share their input to help Bud Light make the decision on which advertisement to feature during Super Bowl LIV. Fans will need to tune in to the big game to learn which one Bud Light decided on.

“It feels cool to be in a Bud Light commercial, especially a Bud Light Super Bowl commercial, which is a huge deal,” said Post Malone. “I just love the taste and the camaraderie. So it’s a real honor and blessing for me to be able to be a part of such a big moment.”

Both advertisements take you into the brain of musician and Bud Light enthusiast, Post Malone. “#PostyStore” shows Post inside a convenience as he faces a decision a predicament: does he purchase his go-to drink Bud Light or the new Bud Light Seltzer? This predicament sparks confusion and mayhem in Post’s brain, and the store. Ultimately, he remembers that he’s rich and can afford to purchase both – who doesn’t love a happy ending? The second spot,“#PostyBar” follows Post Malone into a bar where he discovers Bud Light Seltzer Mango. Post goes in for a sip and his senses begin to determine what it tastes like, how it smells and if he likes it. Just like the rest of America, Post Malone and his taste buds give Bud Light Seltzer Mango his seal of approval.

“We are so fortunate to have two great Super Bowl spots this year, but only have room for one. We love this year’s Super Bowl campaign because not only does it feature our brand’s biggest fan, Post Malone, but we’re also giving people a chance to help us choose which spot to air,” said Andy Goeler, VP of Marketing for Bud Light. “Bud Light Seltzer offers another easy-drinking option that aligns with what our fans know, love and expect from Bud Light. We’re thrilled with the consumer response on the product so far and are excited to bring it to the Super Bowl stage with Post. The situation that plays out in Post’s head is one that many consumers might have too, but don’t worry, just like Post, you can get both Bud Light and Bud Light Seltzer too.”

“#PostyStore” and “#PostyBar”continues the campaign behind the Bud Light Seltzer narrative, previously introduced in the recent commercial “The Message” which ran during the NFL Playoffs, leaning into consumer’s questions of what is a hard seltzer and the difference between Bud Light and Bud Light Seltzer.

Bud Light Seltzer offers an easy-drinking hard seltzer with a hint of delicious fruit flavor to deliver the most refreshing taste possible. It is 100 calories, 5% ABV, has <1g of sugar and comes in four great flavors – black cherry, mango, lemon lime and strawberry.

To learn more about Bud Light go to www.budlight.com or follow Bud Light on Facebook, on Twitter at @BudLight and on Instagram at @BudLight

Marvel Launch Party

The one-shot that will shape the future of the Marvel Universe into 2020 and beyond hits stores on December 26, and participating comic shops near you will be hosting Incoming! #1 Launch Parties featuring exclusive offerings. Grab a party variant by Jorge Molina that shows your favorite heroes readying themselves for this massive event by donning mysterious Eternity Masks! Also, collectors can start planning ahead for the new year with 2020 Calendars!

Unite with fellow True Believers at a participating comic shop near you and witness the start of Marvel’s exciting new chapter on December 26. Be sure to snag the exclusive offerings! 

To find a comic shop near you HERE

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Boohoo.com Launch

Big celebs joined the launch event, including Sofia Richie, Elsa Hosk, Romee Strijd, Josephine Skriver, Jasmine Tookes, Yvonne Simone, Josie Canseco.

International online fashion retailer, boohoo.com, celebrated the launch of their Holiday 2019 Campaign with global supermodels Elsa Hosk, Romee Strijd, Josephine Skriver, Jasmine Tookes & Yvonne Simone at L.A. hotspot, Nightingale Plaza.

The fabulous cast of models joined boohoo in bringing holiday spirit to the Hollywood Hills for the ultimate night out that ended with a surprise performance by iconic DJ and producer, Diplo. Glamorous and alluring, the Nightingale Plaza set the stage for an intoxicating evening of music and dancing.

Welcomed by Vegas showgirls, guests entered through a light tunnel placing them into the campaign on Fremont Street, to elegant bars with glittering chandeliers and a private lounge adorned in leather and velvet encapsulating the luxe holiday campaign. Bringing Vegas to L.A. with Casino boohoo, guests played their hands at poker and roulette tables, tested their luck on slot machines, and were enchanted as a suspended aerialist performed above them.

Notable attendees like Sofia RichieParis HiltonJosie CansecoMaura HigginsDelilah BelleAmelia GrayGizelle Oliveiraandmany more were spotted on the red carpet wearing stunning looks from the latest collection before joining friends on the dance floor. The celebration continued well into the night surrounded by top celebrities, influencers, and members of the press.

The new Holiday Collection – available globally on November 7th – boasts billowing sleeved mini dresses, feathered skirts, sparkling two-piece sets, striking colors, faux furs, and more sexy styles. The product ranges from $20 – $120 and is available in US sizes 2-20 at boohoo.com.

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HALLOWEEN BEACH GOTH

‘The most outlandish Halloween extravaganza which you don’t want to overlook..’ – 360 MAGAZINE

LISTEN & SHARE: The Growlers –  Natural Affair LP

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Icons of the Los Angeles underground The Growlers are bringing their annual Halloween Beach Goth to the Hollywood Palladium on October 31November 1, and November 2. Not only that, yesterday they dropped their much-anticipated new album Natural Affair!

ABOUT THE GROWLERS:

Led by singer Brooks Nielsen and music director/guitarist Matt Taylor, The Growlers have forged their own twisted path on the global music scene since their founding in 2006 in Dana Point, California. They’re the party band that grew into a traveling circus, spawning their own annual event (Beach Goth) and growing an international fanbase, while releasing six studio records that trace a line from garage psych ballads to edgy radio pop. On their first three records – Are You In Or Out? (2009), Hot Tropics (2010), and Hung at Heart (2013) – The Growlers combined reverb-rich waves of vintage surf rock with the dark, slow-burn melancholy of outlaw country. Chinese Fountain (2014) introduced a new, disco-infused direction that saw them move away from their swampy roots and relocate to Los Angeles. The band teamed up with producer Julian Casablancas (and frontman of The Strokes) to make City Club (2016), infusing their sound with Casablancas’ angular melodies and speaker-popping mixes. 2018 brought Casual Acquaintances, a raw collection of City Club-era demos and outtakes that – even as b-sides – ranks with the band’s finest material. Between records they toured constantly, raising their status as icons of the Los Angeles music underground, capable of drawing arena-sized crowds for their hometown shows. On their latest, self-produced record Natural Affair (2019), The Growlers move their DIY aesthetic into an even sturdier, synthier, dancier sound, bolstered by Nielsen’s finest lyrics to date: social commentary, rhymes, and ruminations on the pleasures (and perils) of modern love.

Purchase tickets HERE.

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TYGA’s MAMACITA OF THE DEAD

TYGA LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER HALLOWEEN EVENT “MAMACITA OF THE DEAD” AT YAMASHIRO OCTOBER 29-30

‘Mamacita packs quite a slug at the iconic Yamashiro in Hollywood. With an immersive haunted maze, surprise celebrity sightings, handcrafted cocktails as well as live musical interludes throughout the evening which will leave you spooked for days.’ – 360 MAGAZINE

Celebrating his favorite season in style, Tyga’s “Mamacita of the Dead” takes over the Hollywood Hills on October 29 and 30 at the iconic Yamashiro restaurant overlooking Hollywood Blvd. This marks the first-ever Halloween event hosted and produced by the GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum modern hip-hop icon and also celebrates the imminent arrival of music with his new Columbia Records partnership. VIP admission tickets are available now with general admission on sale later this week via www.Mamacitaofthedead.com.

As legend has it, “Mamacita” ran Hollywood’s most notorious brothel as Queen Madame. For the first time in a century, Tyga invites those brave enough to explore the hidden catacombs of her haunted bordello in order to validate once and for all if the Madame was a Santeria witch who beheaded women whose beauty dwarfed hers, or if she was a vampire who transformed the Bordello into a feeding ground for beautiful blood-sucking sirens, or if she gave birth to the ghost rider’s baby whose cries still ring out in the hills…The only way to know is to visit “Mamacita of the Dead.”

About the launch, Tyga commented, “This is something I always wanted to do. I love Halloween and wanted the opportunity to present my vision for it. Dare to Enter. You may never want to leave Mamacita’s embrace.”

“Mamacita of the Dead” invites attendees to explore a Haunted Hell House in the basement of Yamashiro, while upstairs offers a post-maze experience (if they make it out alive).

ABOUT TYGA:
As a rapper, entrepreneur, and influential force, Tyga maintains his place at the forefront of hip-hop and the culture. Since emerging in 2008, his influence consistently grew year after year to affect nearly every facet of the mainstream. Throughout his career, he earned dozens of multiplatinum certifications around the world, including the quadruple-platinum “Rack City,” triple-platinum “Faded,”and double-platinum “Ayo” with Chris Brown, to name a few. In 2018, he turned up with his most successful single to date “Taste” [feat. Offset]. Not only did it go six-times platinum and clinch #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it generated over 1 billion cumulative streams. It also paved the way for his 2019 opus, Legendary, released via his own Last Kings Records / Empire Distribution. Legendary crashed the Top 20 on the Top 200 chart, scored a gold certification release week, and accumulated 5 billion streams in under a year. Tyga perennially holds a place in the Top 30 of the “Most Streamed Artists on Spotify.” His influence continues to grow with each subsequent album.

Kenzie Ziegler, 360 MAGAZINE

Elli Moore

Today’s Biggest Digital Creators Come Out to Celebrate Super-Producer and Pop-Singer, Elli Moore’s New Single, “OK”Celebrated singer, songwriter and producer, Elli Moore, celebrated the release of her brand new single, “OK”, last Thursday, October 17th, with a star studded affair at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The evening including a full performance and a TON of donuts. Celebrity attendees included: Kenzie ZieglerCarter SharerMia SayokoLaurDIYLizzy CapriLexi JaydeIndiana, Trevor Moran and more! Elli’s video for “OK” drops on October 25th.

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DEF JAM RECORDINGS CELEBRATES 35 YEARS


DEF JAM RECORDINGS CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF RECORD BREAKING & CULTURE SHAKING

WITH 35TH ANNIVERSARY ‘NIGHT MARKET’ CELEBRATION IN BROOKLYN, SPONSORED BY PUMA, COURVOISIER & SNIPES
 
2 CHAINZ, FABOLOUS, JADAKISS, TEYANA TAYLOR, SLICK RICK, TJ PORTER & MORE ATTENDED THE STAR-STUDDED BROOKYL BASH
 

Last night in Brooklyn, the undisputed greatest label in hip-hop history – Def Jam Recordings – officially launched its celebration of 35 years of shaking the culture with the star-studded, blowout Def Jam 35 Night Market.
 
As VIPs and Def Jam artists past and present – 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Teyana Taylor, TJ Porter, Fetty Luciano, Slick Rick, Suzi Wu, Def Jam CEO Paul Rosenberg, Joseline Hernandez, DJ Premier – an all-female DJ lineup led by DJ Jazzy Joyce, Nyla Symone and Odalys kept the party rocking. A special pop-up from Scarr’s Pizza fed the masses, Courvoisier and Heineken kept the vibes going, and VIPs enjoyed special activations – a PUMA basketball court and a Snipes bodega hosted by special guests Stretch and Bobbito offering limited edition T-Shirts and the PUMA x Def Jam Clyde Court. A surprise performance from Def Jam’s own Freddy & Jason – Fabolous and Jadakiss – closed out the night.
 
The Brooklyn Night Market event was the latest salvo in an ongoing Def Jam 35 celebration that includes the co-curated Hip-Hop Classics: Def Jam playlist via Spotify, the newly launched Def Jam: Essentials playlist via Apple Music, the revival of the original signature Def Jam “varsity” jacket and capsule collection via streetwear giant KITH, the forthcoming Tony Touch mixtape documentary feature “From Scratch,” an experiential activation at ComplexCon Long Beach, and much more.
 
Stay tuned for more on Def Jam 35…

 

Mix Up These Delectable Cocktails For National Tequila Day

If there is ever a food holiday that needs to be celebrate and acknowledged as a national holiday, it is National Tequila Day on July 24. Whether you prefer the sweetness of the Añejo or the smoothness of the Blanco, we have got you covered with flavorful bevvies from margaritas to a spicy beso caliente! Have your own fiesta at home with these five recipes below!

Cardamom Margarita

INGREDIENTS

2oz of Cardamom-infused DeLeon Platinum tequila

1oz lime juice

.5oz Gum Syrup

PREPERATION

Infuse 10 grams of cardamom in a 750 ml bottle of DeLeon Platinum for 20-30 minutes.

Add ice, 1oz lime juice, 0.5oz gum syrup, and 2oz of cardamom-infused DeLeon Platinum in a shaker.

Strain & serve.

Garnish with a cardamom pod.

GLASSWARE

Margarita

GARNISH

Cardamom seeds

DeLeon Paloma 

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz DeLeon Reposado tequila

1 oz grapefruit juice

.75 oz lime juice

.5 oz simple syrup

Pinch of Kosher salt

Club Soda

PREPARATION

Shake all ingredients with ice & strain over fresh ice into glass.

Top with Club Soda

GLASSWARE

Highball/Collins glass

GARNISH

Grapefruit wedge

Twisted Maria

INGREDIENTS

1.5oz DeLeon Platinum tequila

1oz Watermelon Juice

3 Cherry tomatoes on Vine

.5oz Lime Juice

1tsp Agave

PREPARATION

Mull 3 cherry tomatoes in a shaker

Blend 3-4 pieces of watermelon or 1oz of watermelon juice into a shaker

Add in remaining ingredients and pinch of salt

Shake, strain and pour over ice

GLASSWARE

Rocks Glass/Collins

GARNISH

Lime Wedge and Tomato

Raspberry Sour

 

INGREDIENTS

1.5oz DeLeon Añejo

.75oz Lemon

.5oz Simple syrup

4-5 muddied raspberries

PREPARATION

Muddle raspberries in a shaker, add remaining ingredients and strain over a coupe

GLASSWARE

Coupe

GARNISH

Raspberries on a cocktail pick

Beso Caliente

 INGREDIENTS

1.5oz DeLeon Reposado tequila

.75oz lemon juice

1 oz simple syrup

4-6 dashes Angostura bitters

PREPARATION

Shake first three ingredients with ice & strain into a small coupe glass

Float Angostura bitters

GLASSWARE

Either small coupe glass or rocks glass over ice

GIRLS KICK SUMMER SOUNDS INTO ACTION

International singer/songwriter, K-Syran, celebrates the recognition of women at this year’s Ibiza Music Summit and personally promises a summer of stonking dance music.

Summer – gorgeous, warm, sparkling summer.  The trees are full, the blossom’s floating down like snow and we’re hankering after those delicious brushes of warm sunshine on our skin.  Don’t you just love it! But summer brings with it so much more than the seasonal sun – it also comes armed with a whole new bag of music. As spring blends into shimmering summer, our music industry flicks the switch on the vibe dial and suddenly we burst into action on the dance floor.

Summer is officially here and that means dance music is hot on the agenda for the next four months!

Just as the first buds of spring peep into view, our radio stations tempt and tease us as they sprinkle more vibrant and energized dance tracks across the airwaves.  From that moment, us music lovers know that the new season of music has sprung into life. Summer ‘sounds’ are equally as important as the summer sun and as the Ibiza Music Summit came to an end last weekend, it marked the official start of the dance music season, bring it on!

With three Top 10 dance hits of my own, I understand just how important dance music is to all of us.  Standing hand-in-hand with festivals and live gigs, dance clubs are one of the few places that our music can touch and interact with our audience on a live level.  That’s one of the few opportunities that we have to share the exhilarating musical experience as one. For me, that’s what music is all about, that touching-point with my audience.

So I applaud my musical sisters who made a stand at this year’s Ibiza Music Summit and addressed the vital topic of Diversity in Electronic Music. Tackling the issue of female representation within the electronic music industry, Jackie Antas of Live Nation exposed some vital statistics about us girls in the industry:

  • Just 1 out of 15 of Billboard’s One’s to Watch were women
  • No major music labels have female bosses
  • In 2014, only 18% of electronic labels include women on their rosters 
  • Women made up 11% of rosters in 2016

 I’m sure you’ll agree that these statistics are kinda shocking in what’s meant to be a equal world and within an industry which focuses so heavily on female talent.  The Summit discussed the need to implement a change in thought processes globally and it was agreed that there’s absolutely no doubt that the industry needs to represent women more fairly.  We shouldn’t label talent as ‘female artists’ or ‘female DJs’ – we should be equal enough to be label for our talent, not our gender.

Bring it on girls, let’s show the industry what we’re made of!  I’m kicking live and loud into this summer of dance with a bucket load of dance music that I’ll be releasing across the season.  I’ve been working with some awesome DJs and remixers to bring you the flavour of music that I know keeps you pumping in the clubs.  From awesome Dan Boots right through to the unparalleled talent of Jamie Lewis and Mr Mike – I’ve been working relentlessly in the studio with them all and I promise I’ll make this a musical summer that you won’t forget.  Watch this space – us girls will be lighting up those Ibiza dance floors very soon!