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RED BULL SYMPHONIC: RICK ROSS × Orchestra Noir via 360 MAGAZINE

RED BULL SYMPHONIC: RICK ROSS × Orchestra Noir

RAP ICON RICK ROSS AND ACCLAIMED  

ALL-BLACK SYMPHONY, ORCHESTRA NOIR RING IN U.S. DEBUT OF RED BULL SYMPHONIC IN ATLANTA 

Award-Winning Violinist Mapy and Soulful Southern Ensemble Sainted Trap Choir Kicked Off the Show with a Medley of Hip-Hop Hits, followed by Rick Ross and Orchestra Noir Performing Songs from Ross’ Indelible Catalog

On Friday, November 4, Red Bull Symphonic—an unprecedented collaboration of hip-hop and classical symphony—made its stateside debut in the cultural mecca of Atlanta, Georgia with rap icon Rick Ross performing with the all-Black symphony, Orchestra Noir. The sold out, standing room only event, held at the prestigious Atlanta Symphony Hall, delivered a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of music, community, and Black excellence.  

After Maestro Jason Ikeem Rodgers led the Orchestra in a traditional symphony overture written specially for the evening, award-winning Parisian violinist Mapy took to the stage to perform a medley of hits, including Rihanna’s “Rude Boy,” Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love, Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam,” and Usher’s “You Make Me Wanna.” Next up, acclaimed ensemble Sainted Trap Choir blessed the crowd with a soulful set of hip-hop covers that paid homage to the spirit of the evening. 

The biggest boss himself, multi-platinum superstar and rap icon Rick Ross, then brought the house down with an hour-long set of 26 of his greatest hits, including “Aston Martin Music,” “Devil is a Lie,” “I’m a Boss,” “Hustlin,” and “Stay Schemin,” which he dedicated to late rapper Takeoff. With DJ Sam Sneak on the tables, Ross had the crowd on their feet all night, concluding with an epic version of “God Did” that included an appearance by both Mapy and Sainted Trap Choir.

ABOUT RED BULL SYMPHONIC: 

Merging classic with contemporary, Red Bull Symphonic is a groundbreaking spectacle that brings together today’s most exciting and influential artists with a full-scale symphonic orchestra. The show celebrates Red Bull Symphonic’s first-ever debut in the U.S. and pays homage to the heritage of hip-hop and the excellence of Black musicianship in the city of Atlanta. For over two decades, Red Bull has supported artists and local communities worldwide through festivals, workshops, and artist collaborations, with Red Bull Symphonic adding to a successful history of events in Atlanta (previous Atlanta-based events include: Red Bull Culture Clash 2018, Red Bull Music Festival 2019, Red Bull Zeltron World Wide 2020 and Red Bull SoundClash 2021). 

Fleeting Time by Ben Ferguson via 360 MAGAZINE

Fleeting Time × Ben Ferguson

Fleeting Time Snowboard Movie Announces Exclusive Digital Premiere Week on Red  Bull TV, Tickets Now on Sale for North American Film Tour  

Snowboarder Ben Ferguson’s directorial debut, Fleeting Time, featuring Travis Rice, Hailey  Langland, and Red Gerard among others, to premiere exclusively on Red Bull TV Nov. 3–9.

North  American Tour tickets now available at www.redbull.com/fleetingtimetour

Trailer out Today

The trailer for snowboarder Ben Ferguson’s highly-anticipated new film, Fleeting Time debuts today. And with the trailer, the announcement of a week-long global digital premiere on Red Bull TV, Nov. 3–9, unlocking exclusive and free viewing for audiences worldwide. Fleeting Time is also embarking on a month-long tour in theaters across  North America, kicking off with the World Premiere in Bend, Oregon on October 1, 2022. Tickets for Bend and beyond are on sale now at www.redbull.com/fleetingtimetour.  

Ferguson says, “I’m very excited to show Fleeting Time to everyone. After the past two years the crew and I have a movie we are proud to share with snowboarders and the rest of the world. The film is an homage to the movies I grew up watching as a kid—fast-paced snowboarding and heavy-hitting music to match. I hope our movie makes you want to  snowboard.”  

Fleeting Time, a snowboard movie from Homestead Creative, co-produced by Red Bull Media House in collaboration with Ben Ferguson, is a two-year project directed and starring Ben Ferguson and his close crew of friends, created with the goal of inspiring viewers to get out and ride. The non-stop action is paired with a playlist-worthy soundtrack curated by Ferguson,  featuring incredible snowboard action from the peaks of Alaska, to the deep snowpack of the  Rockies, to a revolutionary indoor halfpipe in Japan.  

Ferguson brought together an all-star crew of riders in Fleeting Time, including his brother Gabe  Ferguson, along with snowboarding’s biggest names: Travis Rice, Mark McMorris, Danny Davis,  Red Gerard, Hailey Langland, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, Mikkel Bang, Brock Crouch; Japan halfpipe pros Kaishu Hirano and Raibu Katayama; Mikey Ciccarelli, Luke Winkelman, Jared Elston, Curtis  Ciszek and Austin Smith. 

During the two-year span, Ferg and crew traveled to Whistler, British Columbia; McCall, Idaho;  Jackson, Wyoming; Haines and Valdez, Alaska; Lake Tahoe, California; Japan, and at home in  Oregon at Mt. Bachelor and Mt. Hood honing in on deep powder conditions, steep peaks and massive transitions—both natural and manmade.  

Viewers can also quench their thirst for more content through the “About Time” series rolling out exclusively on Red Bull TV. This three-piece docu-series will give viewers a high-end,  intimate look into the athletes, crew and overall making of Fleeting Time. Look for the first episode to drop October 6th on RBTV. 

Fleeting Time North American Film Tour 

Saturday, Oct. 1 | Bend, OR | The Tower Theater | (7:00) | (8:30) Wednesday, Oct. 5 | Vancouver, BC | Vogue Theatre |

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 | San Francisco, CA | The Warfield |

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022 | Encinitas, CA | La Paloma Theatre | (7:00) | (8:30) 

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 | Salt Lake City, UT | The Depot|

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 | Chicago, IL |The Vic Theatre |

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 | New York City, NY | The Metrograph | (7:00) | (8:30) 

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2022 | Burlington, VT | The Flynn | Tickets Available Soon!  Nov. 3–9. 2022 | RBTV Exclusive Digital Premiere  

Fleeting Time will be available to rent and buy across platforms following the Red Bull TV  premiere.

About Time: BTS Series Release on RBTV: 

Oct. 6, 2022: Episode 1, featuring Ben Ferguson. 

Oct. 20, 2022: Episode 2, featuring Hailey Langland. 

Nov. 3, 2022: Episode 3, featuring the making of Fleeting Time.  

ABOUT HOMESTEAD CREATIVE 

Homestead Creative is an independent creative agency that focuses on the intersection of culture, sport and entertainment. Established in 2019, Homestead leans on a collective of world-class creatives to create meaningful connections through content. Living within the space where brands, cultures and global audiences connect requires exquisite attention to detail,  recognition of a brand’s ideology and who they want to connect with, and Homestead is the medium that brings it all together to create one-of-a-kind, engaging content for audiences of all generations around the world. www.homestead-creative.com 

ABOUT RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE 

Red Bull Media House is an award-winning, globally distributed multi-platform media company on a mission to inspire with ‘beyond the ordinary’ stories – both direct-to-consumer and through partnerships. With a focus on sports, culture and lifestyle content, Red Bull Media House offers a  wide range of premium media products across TV, mobile, digital, audio, and print. Red Bull  Media House produces and licenses a broad selection of global live broadcast events,  compelling and inspirational local storytelling with original short and long-form programming as well as feature films from around the world. 

Emil Johannsson poses for a portrait at the Red Bull District Ride in Nuremberg, Germany on September 3, 2022 announced in 360 MAGAZINE

Swedish Crowned Champion

FOR RED BULL DISTRICT RIDE 2022

Emil Johansson pulled off the best tricks to take first place

Emil Johansson has been crowned champion of the fast-paced, adrenaline-filled, urban mountain biking slopestyle contest, Red Bull District Ride, which took place in Nuremberg over the weekend (from September 2nd – 3rd).

Thirteen Pro mountain bikers competed in the event which saw the picturesque old town of the Franconian metropolis transformed into a mountain bike slopestyle paradise.

The first Red Bull District Ride since 2017 did not disappoint. Across the event we saw a number of world-first tricks alongside some incredible combos with over 120,000 spectators turning up to watch live – a massive 70,000 for the main competition on Saturday.

Johansson (SWE), who won both the Best Trick Contest on Friday and the main event Slopestyle Contest on Saturday shared: “[This] victory means everything to me! The fact that we can bring the discipline of mountain bike slopestyle to such an unusual urban setting and attract such a large audience is simply amazing.”

He continued: “District Ride compared to other events on tour is very different because we’re basically riding, I would almost call it a downhill skate park. We’re adapting slopestyle into the city, but very few of the landings are actually dirt, a lot of them are wood. So, it’s very different compared to what we usually ride on.”

Placing second, Nicholi Rogatkin (US) loved his time on the course this year and thanked the crowd for their cheering: “[The] event was absolutely crazy. It was so unpredictable because all week we thought it was going to be bad weather, but the weather held off for us and all the boys went crazy. The atmosphere here in Nuremberg, like I’ve said so many times, is just on another level. The people support us so much. The crowd is massive all the way down the course they’re just yelling and it’s just insane. I had so much energy during my first run. Really upgraded it from yesterday’s action and put the 1440 at the end, which is the hardest, most aggressive trick that I do… So, when I landed that, I was going nuts.”

Meanwhile, the best German rider, Erik Fedko placed third on home soil with an outstanding run capped by a huge Backflip Superman Seatgrab, impressively proving why he had been one of the top favourites. 

The 24-year-old shared: “It’s a unique feeling to be here. Five years ago, I felt like a kid. I can’t find words for what it’s like to come back to Nuremberg now. My friends are here, my family is here. The Red Bull District Ride is beyond words – and above all, the atmosphere is really special.”

Overall, the top three competitors for the 2022 Red Bull District Ride were:

  1. Emil Johansson (SWE), 90.00 points 
  2. Nicholi Rogatkin (USA), 88.34 points
  3. Erik Fedko (GER), 85.32 points

The track of the Red Bull District Ride, which included street mountain biking across five districts and was about 700 metres long, demanded everything from the 13 world-class riders. Starting at Nuremberg Castle, the track went right through the old town to the Hauptmarkt square, where a massive Big Air Jump awaited the athletes. This year’s course offered them some innovative features to take the progression in mountain bike slopestyle into account. 

Tarek Rasouli, the founder and Sporting Director of the Red Bull District Ride, was thrilled with the riding level at the sixth edition of the contest, commenting: “The Red Bull District Ride has made insane progress since 2005, both athletically and in terms of the course. We saw five World’s Firsts in the Best Trick Contest yesterday, which was incredible. The contest has gotten bigger and bigger and the fanbase is growing as well. The Red Bull District Ride has become a fixed institution in Nuremberg.”

If you would like to catch up on all things Red Bull District Ride 2022, you still can still watch it globally on free sports tv app, Red Bull TV.

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Dance Your Style US Champion

Premier global street dance competition Red Bull Dance Your Style completed its U.S. run on Sunday, May 22nd crowning David “The Crown” Stalter as the U.S. champion. The Crown will go on to represent the USA at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

David “The Crown” Stalter is a Liberian-Korean, Minneapolis born and raised, self-taught dancer. Although a dancer his whole life, David began to take his craft seriously in 2012, teaching himself the styles of hip-hop, animation, breaking, popping, locking, house, and more. His dedication and skill has landed him work with artists such as G-Eazy, Lil Jon, Skee-Lo and more. In addition to dance, David is also an actor, model, poet, DJ and ukulele player. 

The Red Bull Dance Your Style National Final USA took place at Generations Hall, a repurposed 1820s sugar refinery located in the historic French Quarter, reclaiming this space as their own. Ultimately, the crowd determined who represents the U.S. in the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final. Pell hosted the competition as DJ mikeyoffline spontaneously chose tracks engaging the dancers and the audience with a mix of unforgettable chart-toppers and timeless jams.

In addition to the competition, the weekend offered curated parties, performances, workshops and showcases helmed by celebrated dancers, musicians and DJ’s that highlighted the storied history and eclectic vibe of New Orleans. Jookin’ legend Ladia Yates taught the essentials of freestyle while Bounce choreographers and dancers Skip & Flash explained how to win the crowd. South Korean popping phenom Dassy delved into all-style battle strategy. 

The homegrown sub-genre was popularized by artists like DJ Jubilee, Juvenile and Big Freedia. Characterized by midtempo reworkings of familiar samples, booming brass-band percussion and call-and-response routines, bounce music made the party shake. Between the events, barbecues, crawfish boils, and second line performances, the weekend was bursting with Southern flavor and rhythm from beginning to end.

International Dance Day celebrates dance as an inspirational artform, and one of the most powerful and universal forms of expression. Red Bull Dance Your Style honors the diverse dance community by unifying artists and dance scenes from all corners of the globe on one stage. In further celebration of the holiday, Red Bull will feature live classes from its global roster of dancers on the RedBullDance Instagram throughout the day on Friday, April 29 including appearances from Dassy and her crew Femme Fatale and LA-based Storm DeBarge.

About Red Bull Dance Your Style 

Red Bull Dance Your Style is an all-styles dance competition that challenges the best dancers across the world through improvisational, 1:1 battles. With no pre-planned music or choreography, dancers must wow the crowd, as the audience plays judge to decide the winner. The competition will conclude with the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals where winners from over 30 countries will descend upon Johannesburg, South Africa to battle it out for the coveted Red Bull Dance Your Style World Championship.

Red Bull Culture Clash via 360 magazine

Red Bull Culture Clash

Red Bull Culture Clash, the innovative live music experience where four crews face off to win over the crowd and celebrate Jamaican sound system culture, returned to New York Thursday May 19. 

Crews and their participating artists were given the reins to take over each corner of a venue and faced off for a four-round bout, bringing big sound, heavy tunes, and fierce competition all in an effort to outshine their competition and win over the crowd. The winners were selected based on crowd response. 

The event was hosted by Gitoo  and featured top New York-based collectives APOCALIPSISClub CringeHalf Moon, and CORPUS and special guests including  2 MillyThe Kid MeroKalifaCLIPShow Me the Body, M.O.P (Lil’ Fame and Billy Danze), CapellaRicky Blaze, and Havoc from Mobb Deep

Everything was left on the stage as APOCALIPSIS was crowned the winner of the East Coast showdown.

APOCALIPSIS, featuring Dana Lu, Riobamba, Bembona, LITA, Nino Augustine, Dos Flakos and JFuse,  is a NYC-based record label founded by Ecuadorian-Lithuanian artist Riobamba. APOCALIPSIS amplifies the stories of artists de aquí y de allá (from here and there), doing everything in its power to re-distribute equity in the music industry.

Red Bull Culture Clash event images via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Red Bull Culture Clash event images via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Red Bull Culture Clash in Los Angeles and New York City via 360 MAGAZINE

RED BULL CULTURE CLASH

4 Stages. 4 Crews. 1 Winner.

June 24 at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall celebrating the trailblazing underground nightlife sounds of Latinx music featuring four crews: Recreo, Gasolina, Subsuelo, and The Do-Over

Red Bull Culture Clash, the innovative live music experience featuring four opposing crews on four separate stages, is excited to announce the return to the U.S. this summer with two shows, bringing once-in-a-lifetime music experiences to fans on both coasts.

Red Bull Culture Clash New York took place in Warsaw in Brooklyn on May 19 and celebrated the burgeoning talent leading the city’s underground nightlife scene including hip hop, hyper-pop, reggaeton and hardcore featuring four crews: Half Moon, Club Cringe, Apocalipsis, and CORPUS.

Red Bull Culture Clash Los Angeles will follow on June 24-25 and highlight the Latino musical and cultural diaspora in one of the largest U.S. clashes yet. Artist lineup and event details for Red Bull Culture Clash Los Angeles will be revealed soon. Ticket sales are now available, click HERE to buy yours!

Drawing a sold-out crowd when it last took place stateside in Atlanta in 2018, Red Bull Culture Clash aims to showcase each host city’s unique musical and cultural offerings – past, present and future. Inspired by Jamaican sound system culture, Red Bull Culture Clash is more than a DJ battle or band competition. Red Bull Culture Clash features head-to-head performances from four crews over four distinct rounds. Crews and their participating artists are given the reigns to take over each corner of a venue and face off for a four-round bout, bringing big sound, heavy tunes, fierce competition and an exciting roster of special guests, all in an effort to outshine their competition and win over the crowd – because at Red Bull Culture Clash, the crowd decides who reigns supreme.

For more information on Red Bull Culture Clash, visit HERE.

Read on for all details and ticket info for the Los Angeles show.

Red Bull Culture Clash LA

On June 24, Red Bull Culture Clash is coming to Los Angeles to celebrate the Latinx music diaspora across several iconic genres. It will have four crews in four stages:

The first round (and the only round without judging) will be all about warming up, so take the time to get to know each team. But the second round will be judged on the choice of song and wordiness. During the third round, the teams will exchange styles and practices and try to beat each other. If special guests are welcome at any point in the first three rounds, in the fourth, they will be required.

To learn more about the event format and what to expect, and to purchase tickets for Red Bull Culture Clash LA, visit HERE.

Follow along at #redbullcultureclash and click HERE to access the official page of the event for more information.

Red Bull Dance Competition via Red Bull Media House Content Pool for use by 360 Magazine

Red Bull Dance Your Style

The world’s best street dancers will come together this Spring for the return of the premier one-on-one street dance competition: Red Bull Dance Your Style. For its 2022 season, Red Bull Dance Your Style will amplify dance scenes from all corners of the country, traveling to Tampa, Chicago, Washington D.C., Oakland, Atlanta and New Orleans to celebrate the diverse dance community and determine who will go on to represent the country at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final.

Kicking off on Thursday, April 7 from the iconic House of Blues in Boston, the all-styles dance competition will summon the region’s best dancers ranging from hip-hop, house, waacking, turfing, krumping, popping, and everything in between. Via bracket-style tournaments, dancers will battle one-on-one to a spontaneous music set of randomly selected genres while the audience votes to determine who advances onto the next round. With no panel of judges, no planned choreography, and no pre-chosen music, it’s all about embracing the moment, wowing the crowd and moving to the beat.  

Last year’s winner, Angyil, explains that “while it is a competition, Red Bull Dance Your Style is, at its core, a celebration of dance, that gives artists a global stage to express their true selves and expose audiences to new styles of dance.” 

The U.S. competition circuit will close with the Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals USA in New Orleans, spanning a full weekend from Saturday, May 21 through Sunday, May 22. Creating a platform for education, connection and celebration, the weekend will offer a line-up of dance programming including select events, workshops, and performances with scenes from across the country. The weekend will conclude with the final dance battle, giving regional winners a final shot at advancing onto the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals by battling wildcards including Lily Frias, Nick Fury, Tyler D Creator and Toyin.

Following 130 events in over 30 countries all around the globe, dance’s heavy-hitters will come together to battle for the third-ever Red Bull Dance Your Style World Championship title. For more information about where to buy tickets and event details follow the Red Bull Dance Your Style website and be sure to follow them on Instagram, Tik Tok, and YouTube. Find out more information for each city’s event HERE.

Will Claye via Red Bull Records for use by 360 Magazine

Will Claye – Wee Hours Music Video

 Fresh off participating in this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, hip-hop artist and Olympic medalist Will Claye releases the stunning visual for his single, “Wee Hours,” out now via Red Bull Records. Written by Claye, “Wee Hours” was produced by Grammy-winning songwriter and producer DJ Khalil, best known for his work with Jay-Z, Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and more. 

The strength of “Wee Hours” lies in Claye‘s introspective and poignant lyrics, which he delivers with a West Coast-influenced flair. The cinematic music video companion echoes this, drawing inspiration from his own experiences. “I wanted to speak for people whose voices have been suppressed,” says Claye. “I want to inspire my people and show them that even through all the horrific things we have gone through as a people, we can make it through and rise above it all.”

Adorned in his Olympic medals amidst a field of sunflowers, the visual cuts back and forth between Claye and a younger version of himself. Set in the orange-hued glow of his family’s home, the video shows young Will as he goes through the motions of his day. The video soon takes a darker tone, as Will steps outside and witnesses a police officer chase a Black man onto his yard. As the officer moves to pull out his gun, the man is saved by three guardian angels driving by, as the video closes with the powerful message of “our angels are always watching over us.”

The release of “Wee Hours” follows the debut of Elevate, the documentary from Red Bull. The short film follows Claye as he trains for the Olympics and records new music, working to make his mark on the world. As his moment in the spotlight parallels a cultural boiling point surrounding racial injustice, Claye seeks to use his voice to inspire his community’s youth, serving as a positive role model for the next generation. Watch HERE.

About Will Claye

Three-time Olympic medalist Will Claye started his path as a world-class athlete. By way of track and field, he was able to move into starting his brand ELEVATE, music and philanthropy. Will’s brand grew largely at the London Games in 2012, where he earned a bronze medal in the long jump and a silver medal in the triple jump to become the first man since 1936 and the first American since 1904 to obtain medals in both events. The Phoenix, AZ native of Sierra Leone-descent solidified himself as the #3 triple jumper of all time in 2019 and at the same time released an EP, WEST SIDE STORY, and single “TMS.” 

The catalyst for Will’s music career came from artist YG inviting him to the studio and the pair creating IDGAF, what is now known as a classic West Coast record. From there, Will began to create his own lane and his own sound, taking inspiration from Bob Marley, Andre 3000, Snoop Dogg, DJ Quick, Pharrell, Jay Z, Nipsey Hussle, Kendrick Lamar, and Nate Dogg. With a wide array of influences, Will has created a sound that is eclectic and diverse, based on how he is feeling and what is going on in life. He is a rare combination of talent and genuine humility, recognizing that he can use his status as an artist and professional athlete to help others.

illustration by Samantha Miduri for use by 360 Magazine

Janset × Oh Yes!

Janset returns with a brand new video for her optimistic bilingual rap track, “Oh Yes!”. Watch the video here 

Directed by Ben Brook, the video opens following Janset in an off-license as she explains the Turkish phrase which helped inspire the track, ‘Tabii Ki De Gelecek’ (which translates as “Of course it will come/happen/become real”). The visual then sees Janset performing the track across various locations, showcasing her undeniable swagger and impressive flow. 

“Oh Yes!” marks the latest release in a series of singles from various global artists to be released on Red Bull Records. Dedicated to discovering and showcasing talent on an international scale, Janset is the latest ground-breaking artist to partner with the label.

Speaking on “Oh Yes!”, Janset said; “I wanted to write a song about attracting good things in difficult times, and semi-highlighting that perception changes everything, therefore if we want to change our reality, we’ve got to first change our thoughts. A feel-good mantra of a song, which I hope would uplift people’s spirits. I was curious as to what makes other people shout ‘OH YES!’ too. As for me, it was a moment when things started to make sense… like an ‘ah-a’ moment creatively. When you believe in yourself… things fall into place.”  

MC, rapper, and musician, Janset continually proves her versatility as a writer and lyricist. With a string of solo releases in recent years, Janset has demonstrated her ability to transcend genre and fearlessness around trying new sounds – from grime and alternative hip-hop to trap and jazz – her thought-provoking words and powerful flow always stealing the show.

Raised in North London – by Turkish/Circassian parents who’d migrated to the UK in the ’80s, Janset has continued to develop her writing to incorporate both languages and has amassed supporters in both Turkey and the UK – taking on more creative control than ever before and shooting videos that depict parallels between the lifestyles of Istanbul and London.

“Oh Yes!” throws down a powerful marker of Janset’s exciting culture-blending sound and sees her ready to take center stage as an exciting artist to watch in 2021.

Janset "OH YES!" image via Alex John at VIA RED BULL RECORDS for use by 360 Magazine

JANSET – OH YES!

JANSET SHARES NEW SINGLE “OH YES!” OUT NOW VIA RED BULL RECORDS

STREAM / DOWNLOAD HERE

“Oh Yes!” is the exceptional new single from London-based rapper Janset, out now via Red Bull Records. Listen to “Oh Yes!” here.

Notably blending Janset’s British-Turkish dual cultures, the bilingual “Oh Yes!” is an undeniable track that immediately hooks the listener from the opening, which includes a hypnotic Turkish ney flute before bursting into life with Janset’s energetic London swag. “Oh Yes!” was created by Janset as a reminder to stay optimistic no matter what is happening in the world. The lyrics see her returning to the optimistic Turkish phrase, ‘Tabii Ki De Gelecek,’ which translates as “Of course it will come/happen/become real.”

“Oh Yes!” marks the latest release in a series of singles from various global artists to be released on Red Bull Records. Dedicated to discovering and showcasing talent on an international scale, Janset is the latest ground-breaking artist to partner with the label.

Speaking on “Oh Yes!,” Janset said; “I wanted to write a song about attracting good things in difficult times, and semi-highlighting that perception changes everything, therefore if we want to change our reality, we’ve got to first change our thoughts. A feel-good mantra of a song, which I hope would uplift people’s spirits. I was curious as to what makes other people shout ‘OH YES!’ too. As for me, it was a moment when things started to make sense… like an ‘ah-a’ moment creatively. When you believe in yourself… things fall into place.” 

MC, rapper, and musician, Janset continually proves her versatility as a writer and lyricist. With a string of solo releases in recent years, Janset has demonstrated her ability to transcend genre and a fearlessness around trying new sounds – from grime and alternative hip-hop to trap and jazz – her thought-provoking words and powerful flow always stealing the show.

Born in Luton and raised in North London – by Turkish/Circassian parents who’d migrated to the UK in the ’80s, Janset has continued to develop her writing to incorporate both languages and has amassed supporters in both Turkey and the UK – taking on more creative control than ever before and shooting videos that depict parallels between the lifestyles of Istanbul and London.

“Oh Yes!” throws down a powerful marker of Janset’s exciting culture-blending sound and sees her ready to take center stage as an exciting artist to watch in 2021.

Janset "OH YES!" image via Alex John at VIA RED BULL RECORDS for use by 360 Magazine