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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.
For more information, please visit www.antonique.com
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For additional information on ANTONIQUE SMITH and/or to arrange an interview, please contact Darryl Farmer 323-327-8614 or email:dfarmer@923mgt.com

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 

STREAM HERE: 

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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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Outdoorsy Expands 

Outdoorsy Expands to Canada – Bringing the RV Sharing Economy to Millions of Canadians

Outdoorsy and Aviva Canada team up to bring an RV peer-to-peer marketplace to Canadians coast to coast.

Outdoorsy, the largest and most-trusted RV rental marketplace, announces its launch to all Canadians today. Both RV owners and renters alike can now travel across Canada or the USA in motor-homes, camper-vans, travel trailers and adventure vehicles facilitated through the Outdoorsy platform.

Outdoorsy is widely recognized as the market leader in the sharing economy and known for its customer service, highest 5-star ratings & reviews, comprehensive insurance coverage, bank-level secure online payments and optional roadside assistance and GPS tracking.

The company is bringing that same commitment to Canada by opening offices and employing Canadians in customer service, marketing and bilingual sales positions.

“I’m a proud Canadian, born and bred. The company was started in my home in Vancouver Canada but scaled in the United States. We’re pumped to finally launch it with Aviva, the best insurance partner bringing insurance solutions to Canadians from coast to coast,” says Jen Young, Outdoorsy chief marketing officer. “This is an incredibly special homecoming for me.”

Aviva Canada has underwritten a $2 million third party liability insurance program in partnership with Outdoorsy and backed the company’s launch in Canada.

The partnership between Aviva and Outdoorsy introduces an insurance solution representing the height of innovation in the sharing economy. RV owners can now turn their parked RV into profit centers by earning extra income renting to other campers through Outdoorsy with insurance coverage included at no extra charge.

“We’re excited to team up with Outdoorsy because they are the most reputable and sustainable partner in this business, winning the hearts and minds of RV enthusiasts,” says Daniel Ignoto, Aviva Canada vice president of lifestyle personal insurance. “We’re both committed to building products that have long-term value for our customers and support the way they’d like to travel.”

“Outdoorsy’s Canadian RV insurance solution and dedicated Canadian support team provides the same quality experience that we are known for in the United States,” says Jeff Cavins, Outdoorsy CEO.

The Outdoorsy platform offers RV renters the opportunity to:

  • Easily search and book a broad variety of RVs personally cared for by their owners that suit a variety of tastes and needs
  • Communicate directly with owners who want to share their knowledge and often assist with advice and road trip itineraries
  • Save money and enjoy more frequent, unique vacations as RVing is a cost-effective way to travel
  • Travel fully insured and with peace of mind under an automatic insurance coverage

RV owners, on the other hand, can:

  • Earn up to $46,000 per year renting their RV(s)
  • List their RV for free through a simple step-by-step process
  • Handpick pre-qualified renters through profiles, ratings and reviews and remain in complete control of who rents
  • Set rates and availability and accept bookings they are comfortable with
  • Receive secure payments made directly into their bank account
  • Be part of a community of other knowledgeable RV owners

To list your RV, rent an RV or to find out more, please visit: ca.outdoorsy.com.

For more information about RV insurance coverage, please contact an Aviva broker or visit aviva.ca/RVsharing.​

 About Outdoorsy:
Outdoorsy is the largest and most trusted marketplace on the planet with hundreds of thousands of rental days, 1+ million message exchanges between RV owners and renters and a rapidly expanding global fleet of unique outdoor vehicles.  We’re mobilizing the 16 million idle RVs around the world, ensuring everyone has the access, choice and opportunity to safely enjoy outdoor recreational vehicle travel. We’re empowering RV owners to realize life-changing financial benefits. For more information, please visit www.outdoorsy.comca.outdoorsy.com.

 About Aviva Canada:
Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country providing home, automobile, leisure/lifestyle and business insurance to 2.9 million customers. As a subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the company has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a bright and sustainable future for their customers and communities.

Aviva Canada invests in positive change through the Aviva Community Fund, Canada’s longest running online community funding competition. Since its inception in 2009, the Aviva Community Fund has awarded $8.5 million to over 280 charities and community groups nationwide. Aviva Canada, bringing over 300 years of good thinking and insurance solutions to Canadians from coast-to-coast.  

For more information, visit aviva.ca.