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NFT illustrated by Mel Quagrainie for use by 360 Magazine

NFT.NYC ROUNDUP

NFTs are unique assets that cannot be replaced by any other programs and are checked and stored with blockchain technology. They can incorporate anything from music to a website domain. The current craze is around digital art. This time 360 Magazine attended one of the largest NFT conferences in North America, the NFT.NYC. This was a three-day event, featuring more than five hundred speakers from the crypto, blockchain, and NFT communities.

NFT.NYC 2021

NFT.NYC takes place in New York City. This is the third year running for the conference. We are elevated to attend and participate in this technological ceremony which anticipates the future of artistic creation and shopping. This event has gathered thousands of professionals in the field of NFT and had a 3-day commitment for the showcase and seminar. NFT is now being used in a wide range of scenarios, including art, travel, food, game, etc. As a result, the speakers are from all kinds of industries, We met 3LAU, who is a DJ from Las Vegas, Jan Bodden, who is an NFT gamer, and Gary Vee who is the CEO of VaynerX.

360 MAGAZINE covers NFT.NYC

Spotlight Speaker: Gary Vee

Gary Vee is a Belarusian-American entrepreneur. He is well known for being the co-founder of the restaurant reservation software company Resy. Now, he is one of the pioneers in promoting and supporting the NFT. He has 2.5 million followers on Twitter, many of whom have been initiated into blockchain and NFT through his NFT – Vee Friends collection. It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to meet him and hear his opinion on NFT.

While he is one of the earliest figures who has been investing and collecting the NFTs, he says that sometimes the technology can go over his head. Instead of focusing heavily on technology, he is more interested in how NFT will help and change people’s daily life. He is optimistic about the future of NFT, however, he still has his concern. He thinks that people are paying too much attention to the value and financial benefit NFT can bring while they ignore the importance of developing NFT itself as a product.

Alma Jimenez: Women in NFTs

Alma Jimenez is a Mexican American artist based out of New York. Alma recently made her own presentation at NFT NYC. Throughout the presentation, she introduces herself and her journey through the space of NFTs. In 2008, Alma funded the Vj Deliria project which is her longest art project to date. Through the project, Alma explores video art and glitch aesthetics. Alma’s NFTs are a reflection of the traditions that represent her heritage. Through Alma’s long term Vj Deliria project, she has been able to meet with a wide range of artists that have been able to help expand her art. Alma has now begun migrating to the metaverse with a mindset of building community, and specifically bringing the Latin American community with her on these new pursuits.

The first exhibition that Alma did in the metaverse was the Latin American Graffiti exhibition that featured a graffiti artist collective from Mexico City. The opening reception of the exhibition was featured in Clubhouse so that a group of artists could meet up in the metaverse and walk the gallery as one. From this first exhibition alone, Alma gathered over twenty-three artists to participate in this new coming of age metaverse experience.

In the following weeks of this exhibition, Alma was invited by Chile’s Ministry of Culture, Art and Heritage to talk about NFTs and crypto art, and the role that they play as a creative economy. Alma knew that she wanted to share this opportunity with other remarkable artists from Chile that were also creating in the NFT space. This exhibition that featured other distinguished Chilean artists was called Chile Diverso NFT. Following this crucial exhibition, they created an Opensea Collection, Oncyber gallery and Cryptovoxels exhibition. The next exhibition Alma curated is called NFTribu, which also translates to NFTribe. The exhibition is nomadic, and the groups move from galleries between differing metaverses. This unique exhibition showcases NFT art that is inspired by Pre-Columbian cultures, indigenous and native people from Latin America. The exhibition is ongoing, and Alma is always in search of more art to add to the exhibition.

Danny Cole: A Prodigy in Creature World

Danny Cole is a 21 years old American painter and interdisciplinary artist from New York City. He attended the NFT.NYC as one of the youngest artists with his art assembles Creature World. As he said: “The Creature World is this imaginary place that I like to visit and I’d like to give other people the opportunity to visit. There’s a real beauty in entering those alternative states, like dreaming.” He has achieved 26.3k trade-in volume on the biggest NFT trade market Opensea which has a net worth value of over one hundred million dollars. As a result, his works have even been mentioned with the same breath as Keith Haring.

Event-Exclusive: Topps NFTs

An exclusive set of NFTs from Topps was given away at this years NFT.NYC apart of the events Digital Swag Bag. Two special NFTs were crafted to celebrate the one and only Godzilla.

Happy Birthday, Godzilla! (NFT NYC 2021 Topps NFT Exclusive): The first NFT celebrates the November birthday of Godzilla. Along with celebrating The King of Monsters’ birthday, this NFT also acclaims the newest Godzilla Rage Across Time NFT drop. Topps and Toho have worked together to generate this special NFT NYC Exclusive collectible honoring November 3rd.

Godzilla Rage Across Time NFT (NFT NYC 2021 Topps NFT Exclusive): The second NFT was created to commemorate the October release of the 2021 Godzilla Rage Across Time NFT Collection by Topps on ToppsNFTs.com.

While onsite at the annual ceremony, the Curio team was on-site handing out physical cards that would grant recipients another event exclusive NFT from the upcoming Mars Attacks collection, in partnership with Topps. The Mars Attacks collection launches later this month.

Crypto Art Fair

Crypto Art Fair was our focus. All the art programming was provided by INX.com who was an Investors & Blockchain Consultant company that offered custom smart contracts, digital wallets, artist engagements & collaborations. The event was hosted in Times Square on the second day of NFT.NYC by NFT Magazine. We are with great esteem to stand in front of all the digital billboards and witness this splendid congregation. It was the first event that NFT magazine was holding. It took place through over 1.5k sq ft of billboard and have showcased various kind of NFT artwork. The event featured more than seventy artists which including Marc Tudisco, Steven Baltay, Ragdollz, Danny Cole. The event was also featuring the AR experience through the AR platform SuperWorld.

360 MAGAZINE covers NFT.NYC

NFT: Merging Verses

The future of fashion is the merging of two verses, the virtual world (metaverse) and the physical world. 360 Magazine this time was delighted to be the media partner of the NFT Project “Merging Verses”. We have launched this NFT at Paradise Club in Times Square Edition. Standing with the idea of women in NFT, we had our after-party featuring our NFT producer Bee Davies who is the founder of Hive Global Media. Paradise Club is an imaginative, chaotic, and highly productive show venue that fits perfectly in Times Square. With its colorful dancefloor and the wonderful performance of DJ RICH GREENE, it was such a huge success, and we were looking forward to our next collaboration! Along with this merge of spaces with NFTS, we are interested to see the trajectory and ultimate impact of NFTs in long-term culture. How will NFTs ultimately influence the way that society consumes food, purchases automobiles or even how we choose to travel? NFTs have already began becoming emerged into our everyday lives and can even change the way we decorate our homes. This integration of NFTs into our society and mainstream culture is something that we are interested in and curious to learn more about.

360 MAGAZINE covers NFT.NYC

MORE NFT EVENTS COMING: NFT.LAND

If you have missed the NFT.NYC, there will be another event taking place early next year from March 22-25th. NFT.LAND will be held in the Caesar Forum in Las Vegas. It is an epic conference organized by Tokensmart. More artists, collectors, developers, entrepreneurs, and other like-minded individuals for us to expect next year at NFT.LAND

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Aisles Releases New Single

AISLES SHARES CRUSHING NEW SINGLE “SMILE OF TEARS”


The release serves as an introduction to new singer Israel Gil.

Stream the song on Spotify and Bandcamp

After almost two years of searching, the Chilean rock group Aisles welcomes their new singer, Israel Gil, with the re-recording of the song “Smile of Tears.” The track, taken from the album In Sudden Walks (2009), has a strong electronic influence from Depeche Mode’s eighties era and blended with the band’s own modern twist. “This song affects me a lot because when we recorded it, social distancing and the pandemic were starting in Chile –says Israel- The title makes a lot of sense to me, because in these lockdown days, with video calls and contact through social media, you pretend in front of the camera that you are happy, but you are suffering on the inside.” Germán Vergara, Aisles’ guitarist and producer, points out that they chose this song because “we have rarely played it live and we thought that this was a good opportunity to bring it back and to introduce Israel to our audience”. Israel is replacing longtime vocalist and founding member Sebastián Vergara, who stepped down as frontman of Aisles in October, 2018.

Israel, a classically trained musician and student of Music Theory at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, was discovered through the social network Vampr, an app that connects musicians from all over the world who have interests in common. German explains, “we liked his voice because it is honest and clear, it is very special”. Israel adds: “I saw this band in the app, German sent me a message because he liked a video I posted, and after that first contact I had a revelatory moment: singing would become my priority. I had never bet this much in my life.”

After an intense audition process, where the musician had to learn old and new songs of the band, Israel was chosen because of his motivation, his discipline, his attention to detail and his friendliness. “We feel that he has been part of the band for years –says German-even though we have really shared just a few months. There has been a lot of chemistry, a lot of conversation. We need to work with someone that makes you feel comfortable because the creative process is too intimate”. Israel adds: “After the audition process, I realized this is the path I want to follow, I want to see how this mechanism works. In this band, there’s a constant search and there are also different opinions, which makes it complex and also extremely motivating.”

Aisles, formed also by Rodrigo Sepúlveda (guitar), Felipe Candia (drums), Juan Pablo Gaete (keyboards, synth) and Daniel Concha (bass), are working on their fifth studio album, which will be released in June, 2021. “Most of the music is already recorded, we only need to record the voice and we hope to start showing new material starting on January,” says German. This album leaves behind the sound and visual complexity of their previous album “Hawaii” (2016), keeping the melancholy and instrumental passages that have defined Aisles throughout their career, adding influences such as Porcupine Tree and Animals as Leaders.

Stream “Smile of Tears” Below 

About Aisles

Based in Santiago, Chile, and having released four highly acclaimed studio albums, Aisles have become South America’s most important progressive band of the past two decades. Their daring combination of rock, fusion, jazz, and world music illustrates the band’s eclectic approach. The group has toured the Americas, Europe, and done extensive touring cycles in Chile, opening for household names such as Marillion and Focus. Their latest studio album, ‘Hawaii’ (2016), was called a “masterpiece” and chosen among the best albums of the year by media outlets such as Prog (England), Neoprog (France), Raw Ramp (England), and Chile’s premiere rock magazine, Rockaxis. After parting ways with long-time vocalist and founding member Sebastián Vergara in late 2018, Aisles has found a new singer and is starting a new phase with a different line-up and a new sound. The band will start releasing new music in September 2020, leading up to their fifth studio album, to be released in the first semester of 2021.

Discography

Live from Estudio del Sur EP (2018)
Hawaii (2016)
Live 2014 EP (2015)
4:45 AM (2013)
In Sudden Walks (2009)
The Yearning (2005)

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CIREM

Driven by an ethos to put women first, put product over profit, and an effort to provide superior skincare during uncertain times, Cirem, the American ultra-luxury skincare brand, has lowered their product prices. The entire line of ultra-luxury skincare products, formulated by medical professionals whose job it is to make the best ingredients bioavailable to the body, has been dropped by an average of 43% at www.CIREM.com and on Amazon. In addition, the skincare company continues to donate 10% of gross sales to women in safe shelters across the country.

The move is the second response the company has made for its customers since the outbreak of COVID-19. In April, CIREM pivoted to provide a medical-grade hand sanitizer to hospitals in the Los Angeles area, then made the product available for sale to its customers.

360 Magazine tested the Youthboost Diamond Moisturizing Cream, HCR 3-IN-1 Serum and Hydrating Face Mist. The trio left our pores rejuvenated and skin feeling healthier than ever. The serum is definitely a team favorite as it combines Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol for an age-reversing spell.

CIREM® is an American version of the legendary skincare lines of Europe; comparable to La Prairie, La Mer, Cle de Peau, but made in America and by compounding pharmacists whose job it is to ensure that efficacious ingredients are bioavailable to the body.

Dinner On Ice Recap

MasterChef Season 6 runner up Derrick Fox crushes the Dinner on Ice pop-up presented by Capital One with performance by US Figure Skating Triple Gold Medalist Sierra Mercier.

Guests enjoyed a skate-up oyster bar, 3-course meal and cocktails from Ammunition Wines, American Born Whiskey, Dulce Vida Tequila and Stella Rosa Prosecco.

Floral arrangements were provided by Petaloom and music by KCRW’s Dan Wilcox. Chef Derrick announced his new residency starting today at Ma’Kai Santa Monica.

Photos by Adam Episcopo

ANTONIQUE SMITH AND STEVE HARVEY PERFROM LIVE ON NEW YEAR’S IN TIMES SQUARE

GRAMMY- NOMINATED SINGER AND ACTRESS ANTONIQUE SMITH TO PERFORM ON “FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH STEVE HARVEY: LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE 

 
NEW YORK – December 28th 2017 – Grammy Nominated Singer, Songwriter, actress and activist Antonique Smith will perform on FOX’s “New Years’s Eve with Steve Harvey : Live from Times Square durring the 11pm hour of the program on Sunday, December 31st.
Previously announced performers include Celine Dion, Maroon 5, Backstreet Boys, Andra Day, Macklemore Featuring Skylar Grey, Flo Rida, Zac Brown Band and Neil Diamond!
ABOUT ANTONIQUE SMITH:
Antonique Smith is a singer, songwriter, actress, and social justice activist, primarily known for her starring role
in the blockbuster film, “Notorious“, as well as her leading role in the Broadway musical, “RENT“. In 2015, she was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category and later that year released her buzzworthy EP “Love Is Everything”.  Antonique has been seen in numerous film and television roles including the Queen Latifah executive produced, 2017 Netflix film, “Deuces” and she had a recurring role in the hit FOX drama-series, “Shots Fired“, Executive Produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Empire’s executive producer, Brian Grazer. Having been on a 20 city “Act On Climate” tour with the Hip Hop Caucus and also singing for the Pope’s climate rally for over 100,000 people on the National Mall in D.C., Antonique is a serious advocate for climate justice and human rights.
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King Salman World Open and Women’s Chess Championships 

The Inaugural 2017 King Salman World Open and Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships

Full of surprises after day 1 rounds
The inaugural King Salman World Open and Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships have begun, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the first time in history, with Chinese classical chess champion Ju Wenjun achieving a perfect opening score. Meanwhile the World Number One, Magnus Carlsen, got off to a less than ideal start. Surely, he will look to improve on his game today.

The event, running until 30th December, marks an important advance in Saudi Arabia’s mission to become a sporting hub capital and provides a refreshing inclusion of women in such high profile public events.

The event has attracted attract more than 200 players from all over the world, providing aspirational role models for players in the region and sees famed male and female chess players compete on the World stage for a chance to prove their strategic prowess against some of the highest IQs in the world.


Content now available:

26th December, 12pm: Opening Ceremony Web Film

27th December, 2pm: Opening ceremony event, key highlights, GVs Rapid Rounds 1-5; IV Magnus Carlsen; IV Georgios Makropoulos, Acting President of FIDE; IV Kosai Al-Fawaz, Investment & Marketing Advisor to the President of the General Authority for Sport His Excellency Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al-Sheikh

Additional content coming:

29th December, 10am: IVs Rapid Round Winners; GVs Rapid Rounds 6-15; GVs Award Ceremony

31st December, 10am: IVs Blitz Round Winners; GVs Blitz Rounds; GVs Award Ceremony; GVs Closing Ceremony
Watch here: 

YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4OlK1hJsEs&t=6s

Child star recalls filming “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Culture Editor Tom Wilmer visits with child star in film classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Back in 1946 six year-old Jimmy Hawkins played the role of Tommy in It’s a Wonderful Life. Decades later the film was voted the most inspirational movie of all time by the American Film Institute.

When It’s a Wonderful Life hit silver screen for Christmas season in 1946, it was a box-office flop and lost more than $500,000 even though it was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. At the time, producer Frank Capra did not think of his movie as a Christmas-themed story. The association gained momentum over the years.

I recently visited with Jimmy Hawkins and he recalled his role as Tommy, insights about Frank Capra, Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and other cast members. His recollections were as vivid and fresh as if the movie was filmed a year ago, rather than 71 years ago.

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Film clip from the movie "It's a Wonderful Life"

Film clip from the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Hawkins also talks about his subsequent roles as a teen heartthrob on the Donna Reed Show and other television series.

He starred in the first Elvis movie, Girl Happy, and subsequently worked as a Hollywood producer. During the course of his career, Hawkins starred in or produced more than 500 movies and television shows.

Hawkins also shares the secret of the belated success and cult-like love of It’s a Wonderful Life that didn’t take off until the 1970’s when someone forgot to renew the copyright.

 

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FATBOY SLIM

FATBOY SLIM ANNOUNCES REMIX EP

FATBOY SLIM VS AUSTRALIA

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON DECEMBER 29

 

Single “Praise You” (The Kite String Tangle Remix) Video Out Now

 

Remix EP Set For Release On January 19 Via Astralwerks

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Listen to “Praise You” Here:

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Fatboy Slim is going head to head with Australia on his upcoming release: a remix EP aptly titled Fatboy Slim vs Australia,and today reveals his first face off with one of Australia’s finest electronic acts The Kite String Tangle, taking on the 1999 #1 hit “Praise You.” Fatboy Slim vs Australia is set for release on January 19 and will be available for pre-order on December 29 via Astralwerks. Watch the video for single “Praise You” HERE.

 

 

Fresh off releasing his debut album, ARIA-nominated album, Danny Harley aka The Kite String Tangle brings his electronic prowess to the table on this mix; taking on the bones of the track and adding his own beats and samples. The sonic architect’s intricate beat-making build to the anthemic hook, propelling the track into a realm of its own. The results are a dance driven, punchy remix, refreshing the #1 dance hit for a new generation of listeners. 

 


Listen To “Praise You” (The Kite String Tangle Remix)

Danny Harley said “Fatboy Slim is an untouchable artist and “Praise You” is one of his seminal works. I really can’t imagine the current music landscape without this artist or this song and so to get to put my own touch on it was a humbling experience.”

 

Alongside TKST, other artists to feature on the release include Set Mo, The Aston Shuffle, Sam La More (also a 2017 ARIA award winner as a member of PNAU), Carmada and LO’99, each tackling hits like “Weapon of Choice” and “Right Here, Right Now”from the GRAMMY Award winning artist.

 

Reg Mombassa, of Mental As Anything and Mambo fame, has created a uniquely Aussie album art to accompany the release.

 

With the 20-year anniversary of critically acclaimed album “You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby” coming in 2018, this re-work of his most popular hits comes at the perfect time, giving Fatboy Slim fans new and old a chance to enjoy the tracks that made him a household name.

 

Fatboy Sim vs Australia will be released worldwide on January 19th through Astralwerks, coinciding with Fatboy’s run of festival headline dates around Australia with Electric Gardens.

 

Fatboy Slim vs Australia Tracklist:


1.                  “Praise You” (The Kite String Tangle Remix)

2.                  “Sunset [Bird of Prey]” (The Aston Shuffle Remix)

3.                  “Star 69” (Lo’99 Remix)

4.                  “The Rockafeller Skank” (Sam La More Remix)

5.                  “Weapon Of Choice” (Set Mo Remix)

6.                  “Right Here, Right Now” (Carmada Remix)


 

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DJ SNAKE

DJ SNAKE RELEASES REMIXES BY DEVAULT AND HENRY FONG FOR SINGLE “A DIFFERENT WAY” FEAT LAUV TODAY 

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“A Different Way” (Devault remix) HERE

Capping off his year of stellar remixes,Devault is a 21 one year old electronic musician stemming from Southern California. Known for his dark, midtempo sound, Devault quickly became one the hottest tickets in 2017.

 

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“A Different Way” (Henry Fong remix) HERE

When he isn’t igniting dancefloors around the world with his flying dreadlocks, signature island-flavored electro tracks, and expertly crafted sets, Henry Fong can either be found in his studio or at the beach, likely surfing. This is the second DJ Snake track in Henry’s long list of remixes, which also features Calvin Harris, Rihanna, Skrillex, Zedd, Dillon Francis, R3hab, and many more. 

 

Watch the video for “A Different Way” that has amassed over 30 million views, directed by Colin TilleyHERE. 

 

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