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AMAAL TO RELEASE EP MILLY THIS FALL

“These songs are an unapologetic celebration of my womanhood,” says Amaal. “They’re the sound of me reclaiming my power, my pleasure, myself.”

Listening to Amaal’s extraordinary new EP Milly (releasing this fall) you’d have little idea that the breakout Canadian R&B star was born in Somalia, or that she was raised in a strict Muslim community in which expressions of female autonomy and sexuality were considered explicitly taboo. The songs on Milly transcend language and religion and culture, tapping into the kind fundamental humanity and search for self that binds us all. Amaal writes with a vivid sensuality here, reveling in the power of both physical and emotional touch, and her performances are visceral to match, delivered with a mesmerizing intimacy that hints at everything from FKA twigs and Kelela to SZA and Jhené Aiko. The result is a quietly revelatory work of self-actualization from an artist fully embracing her true identity in all its strength and beauty, a bold, intoxicating collection that, by its very existence, serves as a radical act of feminine liberation.

“My art is my way of confronting the misogynoir and the old, oppressive ideologies that have constrained me for so much of my life,” Amaal explains. “Without music, I’m not sure I would have been able to discover the woman I’m truly meant to be.”

The fourth of ten children, Amaal began her remarkable journey in war-torn Mogadishu, where she and her family lived until they were forced flee as refugees in the early 1990s. Starting over fresh in Toronto, she embraced the poetic nature of her cultural heritage but bristled at the conservative strictures and customs that came with it, particularly the repressive expectations placed upon women. Though it was forbidden at home, Amaal found escape in modern pop and R&B music, and as she began spending more and more time outside of her tight knit immigrant community, she adopted the nickname Milly as something of an alter ego.

“Milly was a version of myself that could be and do whatever she wanted without fear of shame or judgment,” says Amaal. “When I was Milly, I was anonymous, which ironically helped me find myself.”

By the time she hit 20, Amaal had grown bold enough to begin making her own music, but she still felt limited as to what she could sing about, so she focused her creative energy on politically and socially conscious material inspired by the civil unrest in Somalia and the struggles her people faced as a result. It was powerful stuff, to be sure, but there was more to Amaal than being a refugee, and she longed to express the fullness of herself and her story in her art. 

“It felt like I was absent in my own music,” she explains. “I was just trying to do things that felt safe and that would make my community proud because I knew that the moment I strayed beyond that, the backlash would come.”

In 2019, Amaal finally worked up the courage to step outside of her comfort zone with the release of Black Dove, a surprisingly vulnerable collection that found her reckoning with love and heartbreak and desire in her music for the very first time. Though it felt incredibly risky, the EP was a critical smash, garnering a Juno nomination for Soul/R&B Recording of the Year, racking up millions of streams online, and prompting rave reviews across the board. Complex hailed Amaal’s “airy and ethereal vocals,” while Exclaim! dubbed her “an artist that demands attention,” and Vibe proclaimed her a singer “like no other.” Perhaps more important than any reviews, though, were the messages Amaal began receiving from women around the world who saw themselves in her story and were learning to find their own voices through listening to her music.

“I called that EP Black Dove because I felt like this bird that was finally being uncaged,” says Amaal. “It was the beginning of me stepping out of the constraints that I’d grown up with.”

If Black Dove represented Amaal’s first steps towards self-expression, then Milly is more like a flying leap. Written and recorded with GRAMMY-nominated production duo Nicky Davey (Beyoncé, Zayn), the collection embraces the wild sense of freedom and discovery that came with Amaal’s alter ego growing up, tackling sexual liberation and female empowerment in no uncertain terms. The arrangements on the EP are spare and spacious, fueled by sultry beats and hypnotic synthesizers, and the minimalist approach only serves to intensify the spotlight on Amaal’s captivating vocals, which flow from a deeper, more full-bodied register here than ever before.

“This project forced me to explore whole new ranges in my voice, which put me in touch with whole new parts of myself as a woman,” Amaal reflects. “I honestly didn’t know I could sing that low or feel that confident until we recorded these songs.”

That confidence is clear from the outset on Milly, which opens with the steamy “Heaven.” “Open up the gates of heaven / Holy water dripping blessings / My blessings on you,” Amaal sings on the track, elevating physical intimacy to the level of divine consecration. Like much of the EP, it’s a rapturous ode to power and pleasure, to flipping the script and centering the sexual experience on female satisfaction. The swaggering “Honey” minces no words when it comes to women knowing their worth in the bedroom, while the dreamy “Renegade” takes the reigns with dominance and authority, and the effervescent “Special” brushes off the dime-a-dozen men who don’t have what it takes to keep up. Even a sweetly romantic track like the understated “Lullaby,” which features Syd from The Internet, blurs the lines between love and lust in its portrayal of the kind of deep, committed relationship in which insecurities and inhibitions are a thing of the past. 

Watch the mesmerizing live performance of Amaal’s latest single “Honey” here.

“After a lifetime of being told how I could speak and act and present myself as a woman, it felt like some kind of spiritual experience to be able say and do whatever I wanted on this EP,” says Amaal. “Singing these songs felt so radical, but at the same time so natural.”

It’s that duality that lies at the heart of Amaal’s music. For much of her life, she’s lived between two worlds; with Milly, Amaal is creating her own.

ALESSO_CHASING STARS from Kevin Young, Astralwerks for use by 360 Magazine

ALESSO × MARSHMELLO × JAMES BAY — CHASING STARS

GRAMMY-nominated producer and dance artist Alesso joins forces with Marshmello featuring GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist James Bay for the invigorate release of “Chasing Stars” – a sublime and soulful new uplifting single that finds each superstar at the top of his game. Out now via 10:22PM/Astralwerks, “Chasing Stars” is accompanied by a wildly imaginative video that succinctly captures the song’s mood of dreamy nostalgia. Listen here and check out the video here.

A beautifully detailed look back at a broken relationship, “Chasing Stars” opens on a poignant, piano-accompanied vocal performance from Bay (who also created the single’s enchanting artwork). From there, Alesso and Marshmello work their undeniable magic, layering in driving beats and folk-infused guitar work before building to a heart-stopping drop. Equal parts bittersweet and euphoric, “Chasing Stars” then transforms into a full-tilt anthem, its chorus lit up in gloriously soaring synth lines that perfectly reflect the track’s no-regrets sentiment.

Directed by Jake Jelicich (Dua Lipa, Niall Horan), the fantastically surreal visual for “Chasing Stars” finds Bay working the counter at a video store and scanning through a stack of VHS tapes. As the video unfolds, he becomes more and more mesmerized by the deeply intimate, home-movie-like scenes onscreen – and by the beguiling woman who appears in each tape – and soon ends up fully transported into those memories. In a particularly clever twist, the video store’s walls are plastered with posters bearing images of Alesso and Marshmello. In addition, a number of the VHS sleeves also feature Alesso and Marshmello, brilliantly stylized in classic B-movie aesthetic.

“Chasing Stars” arrives as the follow-up to PROGRESSO VOL 2, a long-anticipated two-track release that Alesso shared in early June. The second installment in a series that began with 2019’s ALESSO MIXTAPE – PROGRESSO VOLUME 1, the release includes “TOGETHER” (a massively catchy floor-filler) and “AGAIN” (a forward-thinking techno track that also harkens back to rave classics).

About Alesso

A global maverick in the dance world, Alesso has repeatedly proven that his influence transcends boundaries and crosses over into countless genres – to that end, he’s collaborated with such eclectic artists as OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Calvin Harris, Tove Lo, Liam Payne, Swedish House Mafia’s, Sebastian Ingrosso, Hailee Steinfeld, Florida Georgia Line, Anitta, and more. With his past hits including the platinum-certified “If I Lose Myself” and gold-certified “Under Control,” the Sweden native has also found major success with “Calling (Lose My Mind),” which topped the Billboard US Hot Dance Club Songs chart. On Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, his massive breakup anthem “Let Me Go” – collaboration with Hailee Steinfeld and Florida Georgia Line – reached No. 9, while “Is That Me” peaked at No. 25. In 2020, he released a pair of hit singles: “Midnight,” featuring former One Direction member Liam Payne, and “THE END” with goth-pop singer/songwriter Charlotte Lawrence. To date, he’s performed at international festivals ranging from Tomorrowland to Ultra Music Festival to Electric Daisy Carnival, with his national TV experience including closing out GMA’s Summer Concert Series, performing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and taking the stage at the AMAs.

About Marshmello

Marshmello’s star continues to rise as the famously masked artist breaks boundaries across the industry. With chart-topping singles and collaborations with the likes of Juice WRLD, Halsey, Demi Lovato, Bastille, Kane Brown, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers, and more. Marshmello has clocked almost a staggering 10.5 billion streams across Spotify alone, and with almost 45 million monthly listeners on the platform, he’s one of the top 30 most streamed artists in the world on Spotify and the third most subscribed artist on YouTube. Featured on the cover of the Forbes magazine “30 Under 30” issue Marshmello has proved to not only be an innovative producer, but a forward-thinking businessman. With his own brand of chocolate-filled marshmallows (“Stuffed Puffs”), he’s also launched a children’s entertainment channel Mellodees. Most recently Marshmello collaborated with the Jonas Brothers on their early summer smash “Leave Before You Love Me” which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

About James Bay

For as much as James Bay upholds traditions of timeless songcraft, the UK singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer also confidently challenges himself and popular music. He spikes a tried-and-true style with clever lyricism, honest confessions, and instrumental proficiency. On the heels of his platinum- certified 2015 debut Chaos And The Calm, he garnered GRAMMY nods in the categories of Best New Artist, Best Rock Album,and Best Rock Song for the gold-selling single “Hold Back The River.” Meanwhile, “Let It Go” went triple platinum. Nominated for dozens of awards, he took home two BRIT Awards, two Q Awards, and top honors at the Ivor Novello Awards and ECHO Awards. Tallying nearly 7.5 billion streams by 2021, he has performed on Saturday Night Live,&#a0;The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. He also notably duetted with icons such as Alicia Keys on The Voice and Mick Jagger while supporting The Rolling Stones at Twickenham Stadium in London. In addition to selling out shows on four continents, Epiphone honored him with his own limited-edition James Bay Signature “1966” guitar. Following the success of 2018’s Electric Light, he deconstructed his sound to its bare essentials on the Oh My Messy Mind EP a year later hitting nearly 500 million global streams. It yielded the hit “Peer Pressure” feat. Julia Michaels], generating over 300 million global streams, received critical acclaim from Time, Rolling Stone, and Billboard and the next year saw James opening up for “Sheeran on his 2019 record-breaking stadium run. Last year, James released his new single “Chew On My Heart” which has already hit nearly 70 million streams, delivered a historic performance on the top of the London Eye for The Late Late Show with James Corden, performed on The Today Show, Mahogany Sessions and a full concert on YouTube in support of #SaveOurVenues. He also created his own virtual event, James Bay – Live At Shakespeare’s Globe, which was a full concert event livestreamed at the historic venue. This year, he guested on Maisie Peter’s song “Funeral,” which was featured on the soundtrack to Apple TV+ original series Trying: Season2.

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MILLS RELEASES NEW SONG × VIDEO – THE STORE

Mills, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and troubadour, releases his new song and video “The Store.” Check it out here. Alongside this, Mills also releases his cover of John Mayer’s “Waiting On The World To Change” which can be found here.

“The Store” is the first new music from Mills since the release of his EP “Train of Thoughts” via Keep Cool/RCA Records earlier this year. Listen here.

Born and raised in Bowling Green, KY, and having spent time in both Nashville and Los Angeles, Mills’ southern influences have been brightened by the Los Angeles sun, resulting in buoyant melodies tinged with nostalgia. With his poetic storytelling and distinctive harmonies that evoke the 1970s era of Laurel Canyon, 21-year-old Mills emerges as a troubadour for the modern age, vividly spinning tales of young love, happiness and heartbreak.

Check out what the press says about Mills:

““Hollow” is sun-kissed singer-songwriter music, with a beautifully loping hook that gains texture as the harmonies fully arrive.” – Billboard

“His songs are personable, relatable, and carry captivating melodies that get stuck in your head even after the first listen.” – Earmilk

“Mills simplifies even the most complex emotions into a coherent stream of consciousness.” – Ones To Watch

“”Hollow” is an exciting glimpse into the music Mills has ready to release.” – Ones To Watch

“…straight-up, no fuss tunes that instantly stick.” – The Interns

“Hollow finds a sweet spot between John Mayer and Harry Style.” – The Interns

To Buy/Stream/Watch “The Store” and “Waiting On The World To Change”:

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Nordista Freeze – Slow It Down

NORDISTA FREEZE RELEASES NEW SONG SLOW IT DOWN

ALBUM BIG SKY PIPE DREAM OUT SEPTEMBER 10

ANNOUNCES ANNUAL SPACE PROM 4 HOSTED BY NORDISTA FREEZE AND FRIENDS AND PRESENTED BY LIGHNING 100 IN NASHVILLE TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 3

LISTEN TO SLOW IT DOWN HERE

Nashville-based psych-pop singer-songwriter and showman extraordinaire Nordista Freeze has announced today’s premiere of a captivating new song Slow It Down which is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Slow It Down is the third song from Nordista Freeze’s eagerly awaited new album, BIG SKY PIPE DREAM, out everywhere on Friday, September 10. Listen to Slow It Down and pre-order Big Sky Pipe Dream here.

The album is a sonic love letter to the warmth of 60’s pop marking a departure from his previous album Cosmic Haus, eschewing that album’s heavy conceptuality for a collection of 21st-century nuggets spanning the breezy, organ-driven Wysteria to the perfect pop of First Time, the latter hailed by NPR for being as good-natured as it is brightly infectious, an unseasonably pleasant spring Saturday in song form.

Slow It Down is country song for those who wear their heart on their sleeve. It’s about trying to take a step back from those moments of instant infatuation. Tracked to tape, we were able to really let the track wind down at the end. -Nordista Freeze

Nordista Freeze, known as the king of Nashville’s DIY scene is also pleased to announce this year’s Space Prom, an annual event that he organizes with other local Nashville talent. An homage to the past and a celebration of the present, Space Prom 4 will be presented by Nashville radio station giants Lightning 100. Those in attendance are encouraged to dress their cosmic best and dance the night away with a magical cover set featuring an all-star lineup featuring some of Nashville’s finest musicians. Past Space Proms have included Briston Maroney, Arlie, Dreamer Boy, Savannah Conley, and many more covering songs of the disco era. With the past three iterations of Space Prom selling out, Space Prom 4 promises to excite those in the Nashville community and beyond.

Having performed over 500 shows since 2016, Nordista Freeze is no stranger to the road and he will be backing BIG SKY PIPE DREAM with tour dates around the country. Additional dates will be announced – for updates and ticket information, please see the website.

Connect with Nordista Freeze via website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Destiny Rogers × Flo Milli – Simon Say

DESTINY ROGERS RELEASES SIMON SAY FEAT. FLO MILLI

Listen/Watch the Visualizer HERE

Destiny Rogers is the new ‘It’ girl of alt-R&B. – NYLON

…an unapologetic uniqueness, a creative presence, and a strong voice. – V MAGAZINE’S NEXT GENERATION

Destiny Rogers marries a gift for personal storytelling with a sumptuous percussion palette… – Billboard

Beach Wave Sound / RCA Records artist Destiny Rogers releases a brand new single with accompanying visualizer Simon Say featuring Flo Milli.

LISTEN / WATCH HERE

Simon Say was produced by multi-Grammy Award winning and Producer of the Year nominated producers/songwriters The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars, Cardi B., Justin Bieber) who also co-wrote the song with Destiny Rogers, Flo Milli and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Ant Clemons. On Simon Say, Destiny offers up a gorgeously understated anthem of empowerment. One of the main messages I want to put out in my songs is the idea of being an independent woman and a boss bitch. ‘Simon Say’ is about knowing what you’re capable of, and never letting anyone hold you down says Destiny.

Simon Say follows Destiny’s latest tracks What I Like, which was featured in Destiny’s Jordan Brand campaign, titled Delta of Destiny for the release of the Jordan Delta 2 shoe, and West Like featuring Kalan.FrFr on which Destiny pays loving homage to her West Coast and Latin roots.

Check out her live performance video for What I Like HERE and the official video for West Like HERE , plus a live performance video HERE.

Since first breaking through with her boldly confident but carefree single Tomboy, which has generated over 45 million views on YouTube (Watch HERE) and most recently covered by K-Pop super group Black Pink’s Lisa through a dance cover (Watch HERE) that has generated over 70 million views,  Destiny Rogers has staked her claim as an artist to watch. Growing up in the Northern California town of Lodi, the 21-year-old multi-faceted musician taught herself to play guitar at age 10 and soon started writing and self-producing her own songs. Soon after the 2019 premiere of Tomboy, a track that recently hit #12 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50, Destiny’s spectacular rise has included touring the world and writing for heavy hitters such as Alicia Keys, Khelani and G-Eazy, all while discovering a new sound that transcends genres to irresistible effect.

Check out her Genius Verified piece HERE which explores her debut Tomboy.

Destiny Rogers is currently in the studio working on new material.  Prior to West Like featuring Kalan.FrFr, Destiny released a reworking of Tomboy feat. Coi Leray, and linked up with Coi for a special TikTok to the song which was reposted on Instagram and praised by Kim Kardashian West.  In addition, K-Pop superstar B.I released his global single, Got It Like That featuring Destiny Rogers with Tyla Yaweh which debuted at #1 on Spotify’s K-Pop X-Overs chart and has generated over 4 million views on YouTube (Watch HERE).

About Destiny Rogers

21-year-old Destiny Rogers is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who was born and bred in Lodi, a small Northern California town. At age 6, she became obsessed with skateboarding and even thought she wanted to pursue her passion professionally. She grew up in the church with her father who is a youth pastor who and listened to AC/DC and Mexican mother who listened to Mariachi music — Destiny was pulled in by the power of music. At age 9, she received her first guitar and by age 10 taught herself how to play by watching Justin Bieber covers online and began singing.

After a few years of busking in Los Angeles on the weekends and facing the trials and tribulations of the music industry, she connected with the Grammy-Award winning songwriter/producer team The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Justin Bieber). She signed to their label, Beach Wave Sound in 2018 and released her R&B and hip-hop inflected pop debut EP Tomboy via Beach Wave Sound/RCA Records the following year.

Destiny has performed at various festivals including Something in the Water, Lights On and Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw, as well as on a European and North American tour with Ruel.

Follow Destiny Rogers via Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

About Flo Milli

21-year old, Alabama born rapper, Flo Milli has taken the Internet by storm in her short accent. Releasing her first official track Beef FloMix on her SoundCloud in late 2018, she had gone viral by early 2019 on TikTok, marking her breakout success and she hasn’t let up since. Known for her bubbly delivery and aggressive bars, in July 2020 she took the internet by storm once again with the release of her debut mixtape, Ho, why is you here ?  On the project, Flo exudes unapologetic confidence and empowers females with her experiences shared in her music, making her a relatable youth figure. Standout tracks from the project include the SWV-sampling Weak and May I.  The mixtape received great critical support upon release landing on the covers of Spotify’s Feelin Myself playlist and Apple Music’s On Repeat, along with two Spotify New Music Friday billboards last summer. She received rave reviews in the press from the likes of New York Magazine, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Complex, FADER and NYLON, with many calling her the next female rapper to break through and coining Ho, why is you here ? as one of the best projects of 2020. Other accolades include her first ever award show nomination for Best New Artist at the BET Hip-Hop Awards where she performed as part of the cypher.

Following the BET Hip-Hop Awards and breaking into 2021, she was named a VEVO DSCVR Artist for 2021 and Spotify’s latest RADAR Artist. Her first release of the year is her Fiddler On The Roof sampling, Kenny Beats produced, Roaring 20s which is accompanied by a dance-filled, flapper visual. Most recently, Flo was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2021 BET Awards and was an inductee of XXL’s 2021 Freshman Class.

Follow Flo Milli via Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud and her website.

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Big Boss Vette – Eater

BIG BOSS VETTE DROPS NEW SINGLE EATER TODAY

ANNOUNCES DEAL WITH REPUBLIC RECORDS

After making waves with millions of streams independently and attracting a rabid audience on social media, St. Louis rapper and singer Big Boss Vette unveils a brand new single entitled Eater today. It marks her first release for Republic Records.

Listen to EaterHERE.

On the track, a hyped-up New Orleans bounce-inspired beat rages underneath her confident and charismatic delivery. She rips through one raunchy, raw, and raucous NSFW bar after another without apology. She previewed the track with snippets on social media, generating tens of thousands of listens and inciting anticipation for its arrival.

Regarding Eater, she said, It’s vulgar. It’s basically about a woman taking somebody else’s man and turning him into her hoe. I love bounce music, and I wanted to put a St. Louis twist on it. It’s for the club heads and the twerkers. We made magic.

No stranger to making bangers, Vette put numbers on the boards with independent tracks such as Bad Bitch, Outside, No Fakin, Make Em Mad, and more. This year, she caught the attention of Republic Records and signed to the label.

Now, she’s got even more heat on deck. You’ve been warned. There’s a new boss in town.

About Big Boss Vette

Big Boss Vette asserts herself as a bright, blunt, and bold force for hip-hop with unapologetic bars, undeniable style, and a fiery flow of her own. The St. Louis rapper and singer lights up any room and instantly commands attention. As a kid, Big Boss Vette told everyone, I want to be a rapper, and she made good on her promise. Taking to social media, she posted freestyles on Facebook during high school, remixing the likes of Dej Loaf’s Try Me and making a viral impact with millions of views. She regularly uploaded remixes to YouTube and attracted an audience. However, trouble followed her everywhere—until she got shot. Changing the course of her life, she served up Bad Bitch in 2019 and racked up 1.7 million YouTube views. A year later, Outside exploded. Following a much-liked teaser video, her TikTok followers demanded the full version, and she delivered. It lit up TikTok with countless anime creations and support from Chlöe Bailey. At the same time, it generated 8 million Spotify streams and 2 million YouTube views. During 2021, she picked up the pace with No Fakin, Dog Ass *****, and more. Along the way, she attracted the attention of Republic Records and landed a deal with the label. After raking in over 30 million total streams independently, she bosses up on a series of singles led by Eater.

Follow Big Boss Vette on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, and Spotify.

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Selena Gomez × Camilo – 999

SELENA GOMEZ AND CAMILO RELEASE NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE 999

Listen to 999 HERE

Global recording artist, actress and executive producer Selena Gomez has had a year of undeniable career milestones. With the release of her first all-Spanish language EP, REVELACIÓN, Selena became the first woman to debut No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart since 2017 and garnered the highest debut by a Female Solo Act since 2016. The standout track Baila Conmigo with Latin urban phenomenon Rauw Alejandro also reigned at radio, topping Billboard’s Latin Airplay, Latin Pop Airplay and Latin Rhythm Airplay charts, simultaneously.

Today multi-platinum artist Selena Gomez and Colombian Latin GRAMMY winner Camilo release a soulful, pop track, 999, via Interscope Records.

The track was produced by GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Award winner Edgar Barrera along with A.C. and Camilo. About her collaboration with Camilo, Selena expressed, Camilo is a fantastic songwriter and singer who proudly wears his heart on his sleeve which is something we connected on immediately. I couldn’t have been more excited to collaborate with him. About his first collaboration with Gomez, Camilo added, Working with Selena Gomez is a tremendous honor and a huge moment in my career. From the beginning, 999 was written based on the color of her voice, and it wouldn’t have existed if it wasn’t for the dream of this collaboration. I’m very excited and it means so much to me to have this beautiful song, with an artist whom I respect and have followed for so long.

Directed by Sophie Muller, the video was shot in Los Angeles, CA. Coinciding with the contagious rhythm of the track, its video features both Gomez and Camilo in a visually natural setting, which coincides with the track’s simple and organic manner. Selena’s and Camilo’s performance is timeless and natural, showing a true and real connection when interpreting the lyrics, decorated by dreamy and natural settings.

Receiving unanimous acclaim for her long-awaited return to Latin music, Selena Gomez released her first Spanish-language EP, REVELACIÓN earlier this year. The collection of 7 tracks, featuring collaborations with Latin GRAMMY nominee and urban phenomenon Rauw Alejandro and multi-platinum urban artist Myke Towers, among others, was executive produced by multiple Latin GRAMMY Award-winner Tainy [Bad Bunny, J Balvin] and NEON16.

Selena Gomez & Camilo 999 eSingle

Watch Selena Gomez and Camilo on 999 HERE

ABOUT SELENA GOMEZ

With over 34 billion global streams it’s safe to say Selena has achieved great success as a recording artist. Lose You To Love Me, the first single off her critically acclaimed album Rare, marked a historic moment for the singer as she landed her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album debuted at the top of the charts; her third consecutive album to debut at No.1 on the Billboard Album chart. Most recently, Selena released her well received EP Relevación, her first all-Spanish language music project. Through her July Moon Productions Gomez has produced a fearless slate of both television and film including the hit Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why. She went on to produce the critically acclaimed Netflix docu-series Living Undocumented. Gomez executive produces and appears on the buzzworthy hit HBO Max cooking series Selena + Chef. Selena expective produced and will next be seen in the Hulu series Only Murders in the Building opposite comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short. Last year, Gomez launched her beauty line RARE Beauty exclusively with Sephora. They debut their Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara on August 30th.  As part of the partnership, Gomez launched the RARE Impact Fund, pledging to raise $100 million for mental health services for individuals in underserved communities.

ABOUT CAMILO

Armored with impeccable writing skills and intuitive sensitivity, Colombian singer-songwriter, musician, and producer Camilo is considered one of the greatest exponents of the new Pop from his generation. Hailed by The New York Times as a singer who writes hits even when he’s not trying and named by PAPER as one of the 12 Latinx Artists to Stream Right Now, Camilo has amassed over 13 billion views and streams across all digital platforms worldwide. In 2021, he released his latest album Mis Manos, which includes singles Vida de Rico (#1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Airplay Chart), BEBÉ with El Alfa, Ropa Cara, and Millones which was his fifth #1 Billboard Latin Airplay chart. This summer, he released KESI (Remix) with Shawn Mendes, which hit number #1 on the Billboard Tropical Airplay Chart. Mis Manos is the follow-up to his first globally distributed album Por Primera Vez, which hit #1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Album Chart and was certified platinum in 4 different countries, including the US. Por Primera Vez features the hit single TUTU ft. Pedro Capó, which was certified 10x platinum and has accrued over 1.7 billion worldwide streams. Prior to his chart and streaming success, Camilo wrote smash hits for artists like Bad Bunny (Si Estuviésemos Juntos), Becky G and Natti Natasha (Sin Pijama), and many others. In addition, Camilo has been the recipient of numerous accolades including, a Latin GRAMMY, seven Latin GRAMMY nominations, a GRAMMY nomination, five Premio Lo Nuestro Awards, a Latin American Music Award, twelve Premios Juventud Award nominations and most recently five Billboard Latin Music Awards nominations.

Follow Camilo via Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

ABOUT INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M

Combining the legacies of three of the most influential record labels in modern music history, Interscope Geffen A&M embarked on a new tradition of musical achievement with its unification on January 1, 1999. Headed by Chairman and CEO John Janick, Interscope Geffen A&M is a major force in global music, developing chart-topping artists across a wide range of musical genres including rock, rap, pop, alternative and Latin. Interscope Geffen A&M is part of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company.

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Luis Vázquez – Me Tienes Mal

THE YOUNG SALSA SENSATION LUIS VÃZQUEZ RELEASES HIS NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO ME TIENES MAL

The young salsa prodigy Luis Vázquez presents today his brand-new single and music video Me Tienes Mal. The track was written by Damian Santiago with musical arrangements by Jay Lugo.

The song Me Tienes Mal tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a girl from his class but doesn’t know how to tell her. Meanwhile he’s imagining all possible scenarios in his head.

It’s the girl who’s walking there // The one with the light blue jeans // She’s the one that’s been driving me crazy since we crossed paths in the tenth grade // It’s the girl who’s walking there // With her modern style // If she knew that her name fills my notebook, is the catchy hook of this song in Spanish.

The music video, directed by Miguel Zayas, goes back and forth between the school and a stage. It shows the dichotomy of Luis being shy to ask a girl out, while on the stage he looks comfortable and secure. Eventually, that attitude translates into his romantic life, giving way to a happy ending in this love story.

Me Tienes Mal is the second single from Vázquez’s album titled Comienzos. In that same record production we find Tu Fan, an urban-infused salsa that scored Luis his first number one on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart at the beginning of this past July. At 15 years old, this Puerto Rican becomes the youngest soloist to reach this spot since the chart began in October 1994.

Luis Vázquez began his artistic career at 5 years old as the lead singer of Los Bravitos de la Plena, a kids music group. Along with seven other children, they stood out for singing plena and defending the Puerto Rican folk genre. The group was founded by Luis’ father, who is also a musician.

After 9 years in the group, Luis split up to focus on his career as a soloist and salsa performer.

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Safety Club – Icy!

HIP-HOP DUO SAFETY CLUB RETURNS WITH SOPHOMORE SINGLE ICY!

A song that will make you feel like leaning back out the top of a car in a tunnel while trying carefully not to drop your $10 ASOS sunglasses

unashamedly upbeat – Elevator Mag

incredibly talented duo – EARMILK

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The undeniably fun and hard-hitting (PileRats) hip-hop act SAFETY CLUB have returned with sophomore single and video ICY. Having burst onto the scene earlier this year and gaining traction with debut single JUICE, the colorful duo comprised of vocalist Ronnie Sinclair and producer Shan, are set to continue their rise straight out of the left-field of hip-hop. Combining rolling synths with a hypnotic house beat, ICY! sets the perfect mood for late-night cruising with the homies.

ICY doubles down on SAFETY CLUB’s trademark effervescent vibe. It’s a tongue-in-cheek track ripe with swagger and playful pompousness that chronicles a day in the life of a rapper who raps for the job he wants, not the job he has. A live wire with the rhyming skills to back up his sashay, Ronnie raps his ode to the hustler’s life, with lyrics like I put some suicide doors on my Honda Accord and I’m making rap songs / Word to the diphthongs.

SAFETY CLUB shares ICY! pairs perfectly with the worn vinyl of your Nissan Micra but feels a little more at home cruising, late at night with the proverbial homies before you realize that (oh shit) you do actually have to go home right now. You have to go to your dog walking job at 4:30 in the morning, but it’s not that bad. You actually really enjoy the flexibility of the hours and have formed a real bond with a pair of Samoyeds.

In the accompanying video, we find Ronnie audaciously strutting his stuff and rapping against a nighttime backdrop of unassuming suburbia. Cut to shots of a humble laundromat and corner grocery store, and you know you’re a far cry from the glitz and glam of SAFETY CLUB’s fine rhymes, but it doesn’t matter to them. Ronnie Sinclair is iced and he wants you to know it. After lulling listeners into a steady slow rhythm, halfway through the track ICY! suddenly switches up into a section of hard bars and uber-catchy hooks. It might be the morning after, but the party doesn’t stop just because Ronnie’s got to walk those aforementioned Samoyeds.

Since the release of their debut JUICE, Brisbane-based SAFETY CLUB have been building serious momentum – gaining early fans EARMILK, Elevator Mag, and The Hype Magazine, as well as amassing over 83K views via their quirky TikTok content. Citing Kaytranada, Chance the Rapper, and Amine as inspiration, SAFETY CLUB’s unique style of funk-laced R&B and hip-hop influenced by the Chicago scene is fast making this rising act one to watch for the future.

Stay tuned for more from SAFETY CLUB soon.

ABOUT SAFETY CLUB

Down-to-earth guys. Rap songmakers. OnlyFans content creators. SAFETY CLUB is a two-piece rap/producer combo that tastes like if the internet digested Brockhampton, Amine, and Justin Timberlake and spot them out on the other side of the world.

Cues and sensibilities from new wave Chicago hip-hop drip through producer shan’s production, while Ronnie Sinclair’s vocals tread the line somewhere between sultry R&B star, and a computer programmer, resulting in something like the horny offspring of Anderson Paak and Zack Fox. The combination of the two is a high octane blend that bangs hard across a highway of genres but always drives safely.

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KDA × Tinashe – Die a Little Bit

KDA VS TINASHE DIE A LITTLE BIT FEATURING MS BANKS & KARNAGE KILLS IS RELEASED TODAY

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KDA released Die A Little Bit VS. Tinashe and featuring Ms Banks & Karnage Kills.

Like all modern romances, Die A Little Bit started in the DMs. Having previously worked together on his Just Say smash, KDA messaged Tinashe to let her know how much he loved the track and she immediately sent him the stems. He then enlisted Ms. Banks and the unstoppable Grime talent [Vice], Karnage Kills – who refers to himself as The Grime Barbie – to add some bars.

Within hours of KDA leaking his version of Die A Little Bit to Annie Mac, she was hammering it on her Radio 1 show. Cue a massive and overwhelmingly positive reaction, and a flurry of demand for the track to be released. It fell to the legendary Pete Tong to seal the deal, and Die A Little Bit was confirmed to be released via his ThreeSixZero label in the US and powerhouse British label Black Butter in the UK.

Die A Little Bit is the lead single from KDA’s forthcoming KDA Live Club Show EP and sets the tone for what is to follow. With an emphasis on energy and diversity, it fuses the worlds of RnB, Grime and the Black gay underground, highlighting KDA’s daring, lawless approach to music making and passion for bringing daring and different elements into the same space, purely to see what can happen.

A broad, scintillating collection, a mini-manifesto, KDA’s forthcoming KDA Live Club Show EP, is centered around his coming of age in London’s Soho. Steeped in his own personal history, it brings out the colour he remembers from iconic LGBTQ+ nightspots there.

I came to realise that I spoke about Soho in the past tense, says KDA. London has changed; it was all bright lights, neon signs, there was a danger to it. And when you walk around in Soho now, that’s not there anymore. I want to talk about those stories, with some of the friends and musicians that I’ve met over the past 10 years.

Kris di Angelis, (KDA), has led one of British music’s most remarkable careers. A shy South London kid who found his identity amid the debauchery of the city’s network of underground gay clubs, he’s renowned for his 10-year-long DJing stint alongside Jodie Harsh at Soho’s wildest clubs and spending two decades at the top, notching up more triumphs than virtually any of his peers. He’s been named official DJ for London Fashion Week three years running, scored a number one single with Turn The Music Louder (Rumble), (crafted alongside Katy B and Tinie Tempah), and, more recently, released a torrent of projects during lockdown. This includes his Honey Dijon refix, his sought-after Moi Renee Miss Honey VIP edit, his universally beloved The Human Stone ft. Angie Stone, and his stellar take on the hit Rudimental x Annie-Marie and Tion Wayne link up Come Over. KDA has earned his place in the spotlight, and he’s done it while staying true to the passions and beliefs that first fired his clubbing imagination.

KDA VS TINASHE DIE A LITTLE BIT FEATURING MS BANKS & KARNAGE KILLS IS AVAILABLE NOW

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