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The weeknd, 360 MAGAZINE

THE WEEKND – #1 ALBUM

“When I started making this album, I never imagined it would be released as we face a worldwide pandemic.” says The Weeknd “I always felt that music helped me in hard times and I hope that this body of work can do the same for others. It’s been amazing to see the real heroes shine in our world right now, the healthcare workers, the grocery store clerks and staff, delivery people, first responders – everyone putting their lives on the line to help others. This album is for them and any small joy or relief it can bring.”

THE WEEKND CAPTURES #1 ALBUM AND #1 ON BILLBOARD HOT 100 WITH AFTER HOURS AND BLINDING LIGHTS

AFTER HOURS DEBUTS AS BIGGEST ALBUM OF 2020

THE WEEKND BREAKS HIS OWN STREAMING RECORD, NOW HAS THE #1 AND #2 STREAMING R&B ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

ALBUM SURPASSES 2 BILLION GLOBAL STREAMS, CLOSING IN ON 2 MILLION IN GLOBAL CONSUMPTION

The Weeknd’s latest album, After Hours (XO/Republic Records) was released to massive critical and fan acclaim and has now been crowned the year’s biggest release, earning over 2 billion global streams and nearly 2 million in global consumption. The Grammy Award winning artist has not only captured a #1 album debut, but the single “Blinding Lights” has simultaneously captured the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his 5th #1 on the chart. In addition, After Hours has become the #1 R&B streaming album of all time, breaking the record previously held by The Weeknd’s 2016 release, Starboy. The artist now holds the #1 and #2 top streaming R&B albums of all time with After Hours and Starboy. After Hours is topping the charts across the globe, debuting #1 in Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and New Zealand. The album debuted at #1 on Apple Music in over 85 countries and dominated the global Spotify Chart, capturing 7 of the Top 10. Additionally, “Blinding Lights” has been the #1 airplay song and #1 official single in multiple countries for several consecutive weeks as well as Spotify’s #1 Global Song for 37 days and counting. The record has also has crossed over 5 million in Single Consumption.

The #1’s were aplenty for the release, #1 Billboard Debut of 2020 (After Hours), #1 Billboard Top 200 (After Hours), #1 Billboard Hot 100 (Blinding Lights), #1 Billboard R&B Album (After Hours), #1 Billboard Digital Song (Blinding Lights), #1 All-Time R&B Streaming Week (After Hours) and #1 Global Shazam (Blinding Lights).

Previous to album release the first two singles, “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights”, had already taken the world by storm, earning RIAA Platinum status and bringing The Weeknd into the Top 10 artists of all time for RIAA singles. “Heartless” became The Weeknd’s 4th #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, while “Blinding Lights” became his 5th #1 Hot 100 and his 7th #1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, the most for any artist ever. The Weeknd continued the trend by accumulating over 1 million pre-saves on Apple Music, the most the platform has ever seen.

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The Different Fashion Styles Across Music Genres

For a lot of people, music and fashion are inseparable. Look at recording artists across genres, and you’ll see the importance of fashion into their craft and how they want their fans to see them. Fashion creates a distinctive style, and it’s one way for music artists and fans to channel their creativity and self-expression. 

For every music genre, there’s a fashion style that’s unique to it. When you talk about Hip-Hop, there’s the loose clothing and bling-bling. In country music, you’ll often see the classic cowboy hat and denim jacket. Although some things have changed in music over the years, this fusion of fashion and music is still there. 

So, if you want to dress according to your favorite music genre and know the different outfits inspired by your favorite music artists, read this article. 

Pop Music

Pop music has a peppy and youthful vibe to it. It’s characterized by lively beats and lyrics about life and love in general. This high-spirited and happy-go-lucky aspect of popular music is also translated into the fashion style of pop artists and their fans. 

Outfits of pop stars are sure to stand out among the crowd. Bold accessories, flashy clothing, high-waisted shorts, colorful hairstyles, you name it. It’s something that’s out of the ordinary. Since pop music icons are a staple in television and social media, it’s no surprise that their distinctive style creates waves in the fashion industry. 

Electronic Dance Music

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) was introduced on the music scene in the late 1980s. It’s the favorite music to play in nightclubs, with the help of a DJ tinkering on a turntable and a mixer. Like popular music, there’s also a youthful aspect to EDM. After all, EDM music is for dancing and partying. 

Although there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to EDM fashion, what’s certain is that it’s about making a bold statement. EDM fashion is so colorful and graphic, and it incorporates wild patterns, unique materials and funky colors. 

For instance, you can often see neon-colored sneakers and edgy clothing worn by people who love EDM music. 

R&B

Rhythm and Blues, or popularly known as R&B, often step in to the territory of popular music. But this music genre is closely linked to Soul and Blues, and, later, some aspects of Hip-Hop are also incorporated into R&B tracks. 

When it comes to its fashion, there’s a dash of class and sophistication to R&B. You often see Justin Timberlake and Usher wearing suits and ties in their music videos. For female artists, the trend is wearing high-waisted jeans and crop tops, which exude a combination of class and sexiness. 

Fashion accessories often include dress shoes, gold and silver jewelry, and luxury watches such as Nomos and Rolex. 

Rock

For sure, you know rock music. It’s one of the ageless music genres of all time, and it’s still popular today. Rock music is also a fashion-oriented genre. It has inspired the classic rebel look that often includes ripped jeans, leather shoes, leather jackets, band t-shirts and edgy accessories. 

Country and Folk Music

Country and folk music is known for using acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjos, violin, among other instruments. Country and folk singers also have a distinctive Southern accent in their singing voice, and their lyrics talk about life and romance. 

Artists in this music genre dress themselves up in Western-style wear, such as cowboy hats, boots, denim jeans, denim jackets and sundresses. Fashion accessories often include bandana, tassel necklace, bracelets, crossbody bag, among others. 

Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop music is arguably the most popular music genre today. It started in the 1970s in New York, and today almost all of the top songs in music charts are Hip-Hop tracks. 

This music genre has also made a huge contribution to the fashion industry. Hip-Hop fashion, also sometimes called big fashion, is characterized by baggy pants, big jewelry, baseball caps, hoodies and sneakers. 

But, right now, Hip-Hop artists are more fluid when it comes to what they wear. Tight jeans and designer clothing are now also worn by rappers and Hip-Hop artists. 

Reggae 

Reggae music traces its origin in Jamaica. It’s typically played in 4/4 time signature, with prominent bass lines, and off-beat rhythmic style. 

Aside from the incredible sound of Reggae, it’s also famous for popularizing one of the most laid-back fashion styles that we see today. Reggae fashion features beachwear and colorful accessories, such as bracelets, necklaces, sandals, and beanies (often with the colors of the flag of Jamaica). 

Takeaway

Every music genre has a unique fashion style. After all, music and fashion go hand-in-hand when it comes to promoting creativity and self-expression. If you want to dress according to your favorite music genre, take note of the fashion outfits and accessories mentioned in this article. 

Paul McCartney, McCartney, 360 MAGAZINE

Paul McCartney’s McCartney

On April 18, 2020 one of the greatest solo debuts in rock history, Paul McCartney’s McCartney, will receive a special 50th anniversary release in a limited-edition half-speed mastered vinyl pressing for Record Store Day.

Originally released in April 1970, one month before The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be, McCartney saw Paul getting back to basics. Writing every song and playing every instrument (with backing vocals from Linda McCartney), the eponymous album represented a creative rebirth, bursting with new ideas, experiments, playfulness and freedom. Sonically, McCartney’s bare-bones home recording aesthetic imbued the album with an authentic lo-fi spirit, a much sought after sound that continues to retain a contemporary edge 50 years on.

In contrast to the professional difficulties that came with the demise of the world’s most iconic band, Paul was personally enjoying the contentment of family life as a newly married father. In a Q&A released at the time, Paul described the theme and feel of the album as, “Home, family, love.” This is obvious from the opening notes of Lovely Linda throughout the album, with tracks like Every Night and Man We Was Lonely musing on how much Paul’s life had improved—and nowhere more poignantly than on the tour de force Maybe I’m Amazed. Paul’s timeless tribute to Linda would be recognized as one of contemporary music’s great love songs, and remains a staple of Paul’s live set to this day, never failing to inspire tears of joy with its refrain of “Maybe I’m a man in the middle of something that he doesn’t really understand. Maybe I’m a man. Maybe you’re the only woman who can ever help me. Baby won’t you help me understand”.

Linda’s presence is also felt in the album’s iconic artwork: the front cover’s bowl of cherries photographed by her on holiday in Antigua, and the back cover’s portrait of Paul with daughter Mary as a baby, photographed on the family’s farm in Scotland where some of the album was also written.

50 years and counting, McCartney offers an incredible insight into the mind of one of the world’s greatest ever songwriters. The homespun spirit of the album and Paul’s taste for experimentation capture a unique moment in time: The very first steps of an unparalleled solo career that has seen Paul McCartney release decades worth of critically acclaimed commercial blockbuster albums including RAM, Band on the Run, Venus and Mars, Tug of War, Pipes of Peace, Flowers in the Dirt, Flaming Pie, Memory Almost Full, NEW and most recently 2018’s #1-charting Egypt Station.

The 50th anniversary Record Store Day limited edition of McCartney was pressed from a master cut by Miles Showell at half speed using the original 1970 master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. It was made as a vinyl specific transfer in high resolution and without digital peak limiting for the best possible reproduction.

peach pit, 360 MAGAZINE

Peach Pit – Black Licorice

Peach Pit has announced that their sophomore album You and Your Friends will be released April 3 via Columbia Records. Watch the band’s album trailer HERE. The 12-track LP was produced by John Congleton [St. Vincent, Best Coast] and features new song “Black Licorice” as well as previously released tunes “Feelin’ Low (F*ckboy Blues)” and “Shampoo Bottles.” Pre-order/pre-save You and Your Friends HERE and see full tracklist below.
 
In speaking about the announcement, Peach Pit’s lead-singer Neil Smith says: “You and Your Friends is a collection of songs about me, people that the band and I care about, and some of the old friends we’ve had over the years. All the songs are written from true stories, some have been exaggerated more than others. We can’t wait to finally let go of it and start playing these songs for you out on the road!”
 
Due to popular demand, Peach Pit has added new dates to their upcoming headline tour, which kicks off this spring in support of You and Your Friends. The first North American leg begins on April 23 in Calgary, AB with sold-out shows in Chicago, New York, DC, and more before Peach Pit brings their show to Europe. The band will return to the US for the West Coast run of dates, including two shows at The Fonda in LA, beginning June 16 in Phoenix, AZ. Tickets are on sale now, visit http://peachpitmusic.com/ for more information.

Claude Lévi-Strauss, Emmanuelle Loyer, 360 MAGAZINE

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Academic, writer, figure of melancholy, aesthete – Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009) not only transformed his academic discipline, he also profoundly changed the way that we view ourselves and the world around us.

In this award-winning biography, historian Emmanuelle Loyer recounts Lévi-Strauss’s childhood in an assimilated Jewish household, his promising student years as well as his first forays into political and intellectual movements. As a young professor in 1935 Lévi-Strauss left Paris for São Paulo to teach sociology. His rugged expeditions into the Brazilian hinterland, where he discovered the Amerindian Other, made him into ananthropologist. The racial laws of the Vichy regime would force him to leave France yetagain — this time for the US in 1941, where he became Professor Claude L. Strauss, toavoid confusion with the jeans manufacturer.

His return to France, after the war, ushered in the period during which he produced his greatest works: several decades of intense labour in which Lévi-Strauss reinvented anthropology, establishing it as a discipline that offered a new view on the world. In 1955, Tristes Tropiques offered indisputable proof of this the world over. During those years, Lévi-Strauss became something of a national monument, a celebrity intellectual in France. But he always claimed his perspective was a “view from afar,” enabling him to deliver incisive and subversive diagnoses of our waning modernity.

Loyer’s outstanding biography tells the story of a true intellectual adventurer whose unforgettable voice invites us to rethink questions of the human and the meaning of progress. Lévi-Strauss was less of a modern than he was our own great and disquieted contemporary.



The Author: 

Emmanuelle Loyer
 is Professor of Contemporary History at Sciences-Po, Paris. Her biography of Lévi-Strauss was awarded the Prix Femina essai in 2015.

LOVERS & FRIENDS FESTIVAL

Goldenvoice announced Lovers & Friends taking place Saturday, May 9 at The Grounds at Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles, California. This one-day-only event will feature performances by Ms. Lauryn Hill, Usher, Ludacris, Lil Jon, TLC, Jhené Aiko, Summer Walker, Megan Thee Stallion and many more. 

Fans can access the Lovers & Friends Fest presale code via the website, giving them early access to tickets. Register now with a valid (US/CAN) mobile number to receive a presale code and the link to buy tickets before they go on sale. The presale begins Thursday, February 20 at 10:00 AM pacific time. 

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 21 at 10:00 AM pacific time. Prices start at $145.00 plus fees with payment plans also available at $19.99 down. More information available at www.LoversandFriendsFest.com .

Ocaso Festival, Costa Rica, Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

OCASO 2020

“Be prepared to be teleported into a quantum realm of whimsicality.”360 MAGAZINE

By Vaughn Lowery × Sam Berman

At the peak of the year, music, beats and dancing brought together a crowd of 10,000 attendees to Costa Rica for 2020’s Ocaso Underground Music Festival – the world’s largest rave in the jungle. Even the leatherback turtles, howling monkeys and crocodiles were head bobbing.

The Ocaso Underground Music Festival, which engaged on January 9th – 13th, united travelers, ticos and seasoned ravers alike to Tamarindo, Costa Rica, off the coast of the Pacific Ocean for five days of electronic music bliss. The jubilee was established by founder Devin Ellis in 2018; and it just culminated its fourth semester, with plans to return in January 2021, proving a successful run for one of the most emerging EDM festivals on the planet. 

What makes this carnival so sui generis, aside from a stellar bill of DJs including Maceo Plex, Äme, Doc Martin, Justin Martin, Magdalena, Shiba San, Seth Troxler and Artba, might just be the visually striking and lushful setting of CR. The grounds, known as the Lesenda Retreat, centers around a trilithic stage composed of metal trusses for performers, complete with a towering geometric visual screen synchronized to the music, pulsating lasers, fog machines, pyrotechnics and go-go dancers. Apart from hypnotizing technical components conjured up by architectural wizards, the surrounding landscape and warm weather provided a tranquil atmosphere to enjoy the fiesta in, enhanced by art installations sprinkled throughout, providing a truly remarkable habitat. 

Let’s talk about the sound! Imagine being at the On The Run II tour with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, state-of-the-art subwoofers and tweeters pinging throughout the venue, delivering clean and crisp vibrant instrumentation. Of course, this added fan excitement to every set.

Viewers were able to use tokens for transportation, food and drinks, providing added security from petty theft and loose cash. Overall safety was key with tons of guards at every entrance alongside of roaming escorts. We all wore sparkly color-coded wristbands to identify our level of participation – GA vs VIP. Staff members wore official reflective tanks and shirts to be easily accessible.

A short 15 minute-bus drive on a vintage yellow school bus brought participants to the festivities. Guests were offered an assortment of carte du jour options to replenish their prance-exhausted bodies with a number of locally and globally known chefs preparing flatbread pizzas, gyros, keto bowls, tacos as well as protein shakes.

Saturday was the most distinctive night of the event, with people from all over the globe, dressed in their most eye-catching ensembles, echoing the avant-garde fashion of other fairs such as EDC, Ultra, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Coachella. Ocaso brought a parade of colors infused with futuristic and organic elements blended seamlessly into garbs straight out of an alien planet, welcoming and embracing all. 

The festival wrapped with a pool party at base camp, the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas. After a five-day outer body experience of infectious dance music, a sort of culinary delights, cozy lodging options, and the beautiful backdrop of the rugged rainforested, Central America, this is one masquerade which many should add to their list. 

Missed out on the fun this year? Don’t fret, as the festival plans to return the weekend of January 7-11, 2021. Ticketing packages from this past year ranged from $19.00 to $59.00 for single day passes, a two-day Friday and Saturday pass for $89.00 and a 5-day-full-weekend pass for $119.00, a great deal for those who can’t get enough from just one night. So ravers, start planning your next vacation, because this is an experience any party animal should dive into. 

For additional information visit Ocaso Festival.

Local Guide

Besides the #RaveInTheJungle, The city of Tamarindo itself possesses a plethora of thrilling activities: ziplining, horseback rides on volcanic trails; ATV tours; surfing and dolphin-watching sailing tours.

If you are seeking additional dining/nightlife options outside of the fête, be sure to check out the following:

Pacifico Club (http://www.pacifico-costarica.com/beach-club/), Sharky’s Bar (http://sharkysbars.com/), Long Board BBQ, Chinese Food (directly across from Vista Villas) and Bamboo Sushi Club.

Just down the road was the luxurious Tamarindo Diria hotel, which features a lobby side pool/hot tub, an array of cabanas with an outside bar/dining deck as well as private beach access to make any jovial attendants experience an unforgettable rave-cation.

Kaytranada Announces Final Performance in LA

KAYTRANADA confirms a third and final show at Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall on Sunday, April 26. Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 are sold out. Tickets on sale Friday, February 14 at 10:00 AM via AXS.com.


BUBBA is the highly anticipated follow up to KAYTRANADA’s breakout debut 99.9% and features Pharrell Williams, Tinashe, Kali Uchis, GoldLink, Charlotte Day Wilson, Estelle, VanJess, Masego, Mick Jenkins, SiR, and more. The album landed at #1 on the Electronic Albums chart and #3 on the R&B Albums chart upon its release and is available for vinyl pre-order on his website .
Watch “10%” featuring Kali Uchis and listen to BUBBA. Stay tuned for more from KAYTRANADA coming soon.

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JANE FONDA × ELLE

KO Média is pleased to announce that the March issue of ELLE Canada stars the inimitable Jane Fonda.

In a special issue that celebrates getting older with an open mind, the inspiring 82-year old actor, activist and icon opens up about her plans for the future and her past regrets.

“I can’t pretend that I’m not vain, but there isn’t going to be any more plastic surgery—I’m not going to cut myself up anymore,” says the refreshingly frank face of L’Oréal who talks about finding confidence later in life.

“I have psychic scars that I will never be able to give up.”

The special issue is packed with thoughtful features that dig into today’s most relevant questions, examining how societal perceptions about age are changing, and asking: Are fillers over? What’s the TikTok take on beauty? When will we finally start taking openly about menopause? In the words of French supermodel and author Caroline de Maigret, who is also featured in the exciting issue, “showing insatiable curiosity will make you look younger than a new pair of breasts.”

The March 2020 issue also boasts an everything-you-need-to-know guide to the season’s hottest trends, in which seasoned ELLE Canada editors decode how to wear must-have suits, trenches, retro prints, cool-girl denim and more.

Also in this issue: behind-the-scenes with Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière and his muses; a new study that hints romantic movies might be able to heal our relationships; and a fresh take on bold patterns and sleek minimalism.
 
The March issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands on February 17th.

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FS DOWNTOWN × FORBES

Forbes Travel Guide, the world-renowned and only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today announced its annual Star Rating list, presenting The Spa at Four Season Hotel New York Downtown with a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Spa award.  

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, which first received the Forbes Five Star Award in 2018, is once again being celebrated for outstanding service in New York City. Recognised by Forbes Travel Guide for going beyond the Five Star Award, and achieving a total of ten stars across The Spa and the Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is now one of onlythreehotels in New York City that holds this enviable ranking.  

Located in the heart of Tribeca, The Spa has been the ultimate urban sanctuary of wellness and pampering since first opening its doors in September 2016. Led by Senior Spa Director Tara Cruz, the Health & Wellness floor features seven treatment rooms, eucalyptus steam room, outdoor terrace, purpose-built Fitness Center and 75 foot (23 metre) indoor heated lap pool. Adored by locals and revered by Hotel guests, The Spa has reached far beyond tradition and has reinvented itself as a renowned healing temple in the bustling city that never sleeps.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be joining such an exclusive group of Five Star Spas in New York City. We have worked extremely hard to curate and cultivate experiences that go far beyond traditional spa treatments, so that we can create an environment that allows our guests to reach new heights of health, wellness and spiritual healing. Much like the colourful city we reside in, we unite influential cultures and remedies from around the world to create a haven of beauty and wellness. The Spa offers an unparalleled level of luxury and pampering in Manhattan and we’re overjoyed that our local community, Hotel guests and residents are embracing it. This award is a testament to our incredible team who work tirelessly to create memorable moments and experiences for our guests,” says Cruz.

From its inception, The Spa has been at the forefront of innovative offerings and elevated treatments.  In 2018, Cruz introduced the Resident Healers Program featuring three dynamic women – Deganit Nuur, Rashia Bell and Snow Shimazu – all internationally recognized leaders in their field. In celebration of International Women’s Day in 2019, Michelle Pirret, International Sonic Alchemist joined the program; with the latest addition, Mama Medicine (Deborah Hanekamp), specialising in a unique health and wellness offering known as Medicine Readings. 

In addition to the Resident Healers Program and under the leadership of Tara Cruz, The Spa recently launched Next-Gen Wellness Workshops to cater to the next generation of wellness advocates; a dedicated Aromatherapy Blend Bar and Bespoke Aromatherapy Experience in partnership with leading organic skin-care line Soveral; the Sleep Well, Live Well Experience to aid in achieving the best night’s sleep; an in-room Soak Service Menu offering a multitude of heavenly bath experiences, a partnership with HATCH Mama as the ultimate pre-natal experience for expectant mothers; and the Haute Couture Treatment by Dr Burgener.  

In addition to a variety of experiential treatments, The Spa also boasts proud and exclusive partnerships with iconic global skin-care brands including Soveral, Omorovicza and Dr Burgener.

Forbes Travel Guide is recognised for creating the original concept of Five-Star service, and The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is the latest addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list.

“We have been committed to championing genuine Five-Star service for more than 60 years, and this year’s winners, as always, exemplify the very highest standards in hospitality,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “It is difficult to earn a Forbes Travel Guide rating, and all our Star-Rated winners have shown how incredibly deserving they are of their accolades by demonstrating sheer dedication in their passion for service. We congratulate them all.”