Today, Aftercluv releases a brand new blockbuster remix of MC Kevinho’s global smash Olha A Explosão featuring 2 Chainz, Nacho, and French Montana at all digital retailers in a unique partnership with Universal Music Brazil and Capitol Records premiering exclusively via HipHopDX.
Get it HERE.
The remix transforms the wild Brazilian funk of Olha A Explosão into a sexy international affair. Atlanta’s finest 2 Chainz ignites the track with raw trap heat as Moroccan superstar French Montana turns up with a fiery cameo of his own. Venezuela’s Nacho adds South American flavor of his own as MC Kevinho carries the unshakable hook across borders. Be on the lookout for the music video’s premiere very soon.
The original Olha A Explosão a staggering 643 million YouTube views and counting as well as 154 million-plus Spotify streams. The remix is primed to pop off even more though as the song approaches the 1 billion mark.
Olha A Explosão upholds a scorching hot streak for Aftercluv. The label recently dropped a powerhouse remix of MC Fioti’s Bum Bum Tam Tam [feat. Future,& J Balvin, Stefflon Don, Juan Magan]. Billboard recently chronicled the company’s burgeoning success in a comprehensive feature. Aftercluv, Universal Music Latin Entertainments’ dance division, builds a bridge between Latin America and the rest of the world, keeping bodies moving on dance floors from continent to continent. Founded in 2015 and based in Los Angeles, the company operates another U.S. office in Miami and nine other countries in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
Stay tuned for more from Aftercluv very soon.
Angel, the dynamic UK R&B singer, has announced the date of his highly anticipated forthcoming album WOMAN. Set for release on June 8th and available for pre-order on April 27th, the new album which is a celebration of the women in Angelߣs life from over the years, features 14 addictive R&B tracks and explosive collaborations with the likes of Giggs, Eric Bellinger, Haile from WSTRN and Swizz Beatz.
The lead track taken from WOMAN is Nothing Wrong which alongside 6 other brand new tracks is released today as Part 1 of the forthcoming album and was written by Kassa Alexander (aka artist and producer PRGRSHN) and Angel, produced by Angel and follows a stand-out support slot for US R&B singer August Alsina and string of sold-out headline live dates, including two dates at Londonߣs Bush Hall. The new music also follows the launch of Angel’s More of HER playlist which featured tracks such as Hi Grade ft Protoje, Road Closed, Crud and No Days Off and his HER EP which featured rapidly rising UK rapper Steff London on the track Hop On and Atlanta, Georgia’s Rich Homie Quan on the Harmony Samuels produced Fvxk With You which made a huge splash across both sides of the Atlantic.
Signed in the US by Motown records VP, Ezekiel Lewis (also responsible for forming the group The Clutch who have gone on to write and produce hits for Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Neyo and more), alongside Island Records, Angel continues to reinforce his position as one of the UK’s hottest R&B talents. With Kehlani, Mila J, Pop and Oak (known for their work with the likes of Chris Brown, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj), Grammy award winning producer Swiss Beatz, Neff U and Prince Charlez (who recently collaborated with Rihanna’s Anti) on the list as just some of the credible names Angel has recently worked with and with his much-awaited new album WOMAN and live shows coming, there is no doubt that Angel’s new music is going to rock both sides of the shores, making 2018 and beyond his for the taking.
WOMAN Part 1 track-list
No Flutes ft Eric Bellinger
Fly ft Giggs and Haile WSTRN
Return of the Mackin
The brand new single from multiplatinum, record-breaking superstar ARIANA GRANDE, “No Tears Left To Cry” is the #1 most added song to Top 40, Hot AC, and Rhythm radio formats. With 247 radio stations adding the song across the three formats, and one of the few artists in history to receive commitments from entire Top 40 panel in the debut week. Last Friday, iHeartRadio gave the new single its world premiere, reaching over 13 million Total Audience Spins on the day alone.
ARIANA took to Instagram this morning to announce that she will be appearing on The TonightShow starring Jimmy Fallon, taking over the entire show May 1. Make sure to tune in for the debut television performance of “No Tears Left To Cry” and more!
ABOUT ARIANA GRANDE
With her powerful vocals and astonishing range, Ariana Grande has emerged as one of the most magnetic and massively successful performers in pop music today. At age 24 she’s delivered three platinum-selling albums and surpassed 18 billion streams, in addition to nabbing four Grammy Award nominations and landing eight hits in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With her most recent album — 2016’s critically acclaimed Dangerous Woman — Grande both boldly defies expectation and reveals the full force of her voice (recently hailed as an “extraordinary, versatile, limitless instrument” upon Grande’s appearance on Time’s “100 Most Influential People” list).
Since making her full-length debut with 2013’s Yours Truly (featuring the game-changing, triple-platinum smash “The Way”), Grande has brought her striking vocal presence to a genre-blurring breed of pop, taking on R&B, soul, and electronic music with equal nuance and assurance. Arriving in 2014, her sophomore effort, My Everything, garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned the 6x-platinum hits “Problem” and “Bang Bang” (a Grammy nominee for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance). Through the years, the longtime actress and former Broadway star has proven the scope of her talent by appearing on Scream Queens and Hairspray Live! and showcased her comedic chops by hosting Saturday Night Live. With her social media following now surging past 200 million, Grande has also earned numerous accolades from the MTV Video Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and American Music Awards (including the highly coveted Artist of the Year prize).
The first artist in music history to see the lead single from her first three albums debut on the Billboard Hot 100, Grande embraced a more uncompromising vision than ever before in the making of Dangerous Woman. With People noting that the album “celebrates feminine might,” Entertainment Weekly praised Grande for “having something meaningful to say with that jaw-dropping voice — one of the most exquisite in pop today.” Grande wrapped up her widely lauded Dangerous Woman Tour in support of the album, performing 85 arena shows worldwide.
Two-time GRAMMY Award-nominated platinum-certified R&B star Daniel Caesar shares the music video for his latest single Best Part [feat. H.E.R.] today.
Watch it HERE.
A gorgeous beachside affair, the captivating split-screen clip depicts each respective vocalist walking along the water. The sun glistens off the sand as the voices entwine despite the distance. Dreamy acoustic guitar resounds as Caesar’s voice carries off into the horizon and H.E.R. simply hypnotizes as she maintains her signature mystery throughout the clip. It’s a cinematic exposition worthy of the song’s luscious and lovelorn emotionality.
Best Part stands out as the latest favorite from the artist’s GRAMMY nominated full-length epic, Freudian. Another phenomenon, it’s already racked up over 66 million Spotify streams and counting.
Last night, the duo joined forces for the first late night performance of the track on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!
Watch it HERE.
After recently completing his sold out Freudian World Tour, Caesar descends on Coachella this weekend and next.
Caesar quietly built a platform to reach the top of R&B and soul in 2018. He’s performed everywhere from The Late Late Show with James Corden to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert alongside Chance the Rapper, no less, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Notably, he even attracted the highest endorsement possible, with Get You appearing on President Barack Obama’s Year-End Best Songs list alongside another Caesar favorite First World Problems.
It’s all been building to this – the biggest Peter Parker and Norman Osborn story of all time, and the first Marvel comic EVER to hit 800 issues! In celebration of the 800th issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and the now historic run of Dan Slott, Marvel is excited to show a variant cover from industry great Mark Bagley!
Witness the culmination of the Red Goblin story as Slott is joined for his final issue by epic artists such as Stuart Immonen, Humberto Ramos, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Nick Bradshaw!
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800: GO DOWN SWINGING
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by STUART IMMONEN, HUMBERTO RAMOS, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & NICK BRADSHAW
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY; Variant Cover Colors by JASON KEITH
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or simply chat with some of your favorite heroes with Marvel’s chatbot accessible through Twitter and Facebook
No Kid Hungry and Core Partner Citi® are proud to announce the 2018 musical lineup for the annual Taste of the Nation series in five cities, which brings together acclaimed chefs, sommeliers and mixologists to support No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America.
“Taste of the Nation events provide a unique opportunity for attendees to enjoy the best your city has to offer in food and drink. Thanks to our partnership with Citi, we look forward to bringing together culinary and musical artists for a can’t-miss event experience to benefit No Kid Hungry,” says Jill Davis, Share Our Strength’s Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Taste of the Nation.
Artists, including the chart-topping rock group X Ambassadors; breakout singer-songwriter Caitlyn Smith (who has also composed songs for Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and Meghan Trainor); empowering pop songstress Betty Who; and R&B-soaked pop band, The Shadowboxers (currently on tour with Justin Timberlake), will headline the celebrated events, providing a live soundtrack to evenings of unforgettable gastronomic creations. The full list of performances at Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry events are below:
Washington, D.C. April 9 at the National Building Museum: Caitlyn Smith
New York City April 18 at Brooklyn Expo Center: X Ambassadors
Miami April 27 at Ice Palace Films Studios: Betty Who
Los Angeles June 3 at Media Park: X Ambassadors
Chicago August 29 at Revel Fulton Market: The Shadowboxers
“We are excited to once again offer performances from a number of amazing artists as part of the Taste of the Nation series to support No Kid Hungry’s fight against childhood hunger,” says Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer Chief Marketing Officer, Citi.
Citi has been a Core Partner for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign since 2014 and is a Co-Presenting Sponsor of Taste of the Nation. Citi cardmembers can support the fight against childhood hunger by attending the Taste of the Nation events and can also enjoy special benefits, such as early purchase of tickets, VIP entry lines and special access to lounges in select cities.
For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit Events.NoKidHungry.org
Snowploughs at airports may soon be autonomous. For the first time, autonomous snowploughs, 20 metres long and 5.5 metres wide, have cleared snow from a runway. This project, which is known as Yeti and uses technology developed by Semcon, aims to increase efficiency and reduce delays at airports.
Clearing snow at airports is absolutely crucial. Takeoff and landing runways must be completely clear of snow if flights are to depart and land on time. At present, airports always need to be prepared and have staff on standby who can clear snow whenever they are needed. Problems with snow also result in many delays and stranded passengers every year.
“Autonomous snowploughs will allow airports all over the world to streamline their activities and reduce delays for their passengers. This is a good example of how autonomous vehicles can increase profitability and add value for people,” says Markus Granlund, CEO at Semcon.
On 19 March, self-driving snowploughs were presented for the first time when they were deployed at Fagernes Airport in Leirin, Norway, 200 kilometres north of Oslo. This project has been developed by Yeti Snow Technology, co-owned by Semcon and Øveraasen, for Norwegian airport operator Avinor. The snowploughs have enough capacity to clear an area of 357,500 square metres an hour. One unique feature of these autonomous vehicles is that they can clear snow in formation, several vehicles working together, and with the same outstanding precision no matter the weather.
Semcon in Norway is contributing its expertise to the project, working with complex real-time systems and autonomous technology.
“We have designed a control system that sets up digital patterns for autonomous snow clearance at airports. The system can then download these patterns and monitor a number of vehicles that navigate using RTK GPS, an accurate form of position measurement, and communicate using 4G modems,” explainsJohn Emil Halden, Semcon project manager.
Read more at semcon.com/yeti
Today, Astralwerks released the 20th anniversary reissue of Fatboy Slimߣs Youߣve Come a Long Way, Baby. This seminal album effectively ushered in the electronic era in America. Originally released on October 20 by Astralwerks, Youߣve Come a Long Way, Baby was the first album by a DJ to sell one million units and achieve Platinum certification in the U.S. The reissue is available for purchase via Amazon and Vinyl Me Please. A limited-edition blue vinyl with coffee splatter color variant is also available for purchase exclusively at Vinyl Me Please and is strictly limited to 2,000 copies worldwide.
2018 marks twenty years since the release of the album that spawned era-defining singles Rockafeller Skank, Gangster Trippin, Praise You and Right Here Right Now. Youߣve Come a Long Way Baby reached Number One in the UK album album charts, breaking the US Billboard Top 40, creating a global superstar and putting a new wave of UK dance music on the global map.
First released in 1998, Youߣve Come a Long Way Baby become one of the defining records of the 90s, irrespective of genre. Swinging from hip-hop, to reggae and jangle pop, with Youߣve Come a Long Way Baby, Norman Cook broke stylistic ground and delivered a wildly original album, filled with imagination, huge hooks and even bigger beats.
Bigger than being just a dance album, Youߣve Come a Long Way Baby was a genuine phenomenon, enjoying huge critical and commercial success; it contains 4 UK Top 10 singles, earning Cook a BRIT Award for best producer and two further nominations (Male Solo Artist and British Single) along the way. Embraced by the rock and pop press equally, the album was included in a Q magazine readers’ poll of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever,Éd; and provided a global breakthrough for both British dance music and the Big Beat sound. Singles Rockafeller Skank, Gangster Trippin and anthemic UK Number One single Praise You (which scored 3 MTV VMA awards with its iconic Spike Jonze directed video) pushed dance music into the stratosphere, resonating with music fans and breaking electronic music to middle America. Norman Cook had caught lightning in a bottle, and in one genre-defining moment, the seeds of the noughties EDM US boom were sown, paving the way for the next generation of global superstars.
Fast forward twenty years and Fatboy Slim remains one of the most groundbreaking and prolific of the original Superstar DJs. Over the past eighteen months alone – as well as launching his own Beat 1 show and playing back to back with Eats Everything – he has played stages as diverse as Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, his first Ibiza residency at Cream Amnesia, B2B with Eats Everything and in December of this year, headlined The O2 – essentially turning the 20,000 capacity venue into the biggest nightclub London has ever seen.
While the recent nor’easters are keeping us indoors, we’re daydreaming of sunny spring and summer days. If you’re like me, you need a pair of sunglasses to match every outfit, mood, temperature, and vibe. Luckily, Privé Revaux has a frame to match your every style at an affordable price ($29.95) without compromising quality. Worn by brand partners Jamie Foxx, Ashley Benson and Hailee Steinfeld along with Hollywood’s favorite celebs such as Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Shay Mitchell, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, and Serena Williams, Privé’s shades are perfect for sunny days, whether you’re rocking the streets of NYC or jetsetting around the world. What’s best, with cases that fold into itself for a sleek, space-saving option, you can pack as many pairs as you like!