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Keep Cool × Yours Truly × Adidas Originals – Songs from Scratch: Volume 1

KEEP COOL PARTNERS WITH YOURS TRULY AND ADIDAS ORIGINALS TO RELEASE SONGS FROM SCRATCH: VOLUME 1, A COMPILATION EP

SONGS FROM SCRATCH: VOLUME 1 FEATURES NEW MUSIC FROM VANJESS, BIBI BOURELLY, TONE STITH AND MORE

LISTEN HERE

In 2019, Keep Cool partnered with creative agency Yours Truly and adidas Originals to bring 80+ vocalists, instrumentalists, producers, songwriters, and the one and only Babyface to a historic mansion in Los Angeles to write, record and build together. After a full week of sessions and 120 songs recorded, Keep Cool/RCA Records finally release the compilation EP, Songs From Scratch: Volume 1. Listen HERE.

Songs From Scratch: Volume 1 is a continuation of the adidas Originals and Yours Truly’s long-running Songs from Scratch series that has produced songs from Chance the Rapper, Kelela, Brent Faiyaz, Kehlani, Ty Dolla $ign, Mura Masa, Danny Brown, and more. 

Songs from Scratch curator, Will Abramson says, Songs from Scratch Vol. 1, is a natural extension of our ambition to put artists into positions where they can make things that surprise them, and us. For 9 years we’ve curated smaller 1:1 pairings but we always wondered: what would happen if we put a whole bunch of artists and producers in one place, took really good care of them and let them run free? We’re grateful to Keep Cool and adidas originals for helping make that dream a reality.

Keep Cool co-founder and EVP of A&R at RCA Records, Tunji Balogun says: We started Keep Cool with the goal of bringing people together in the name of creativity, inclusivity and great art. Partnering with Adidas on Creator Camp was a magical opportunity to connect artists from all walks of life in an unfiltered, authentic environment that exemplified the power of music in creating bonds and bringing creatives together.

The official camp documentary, produced by Yours Truly, is a kaleidoscopic vision of camp, featuring appearances from Babyface, Smino, Ant Clemons, Victoria Monet, Jozzy, Dijon, Umi, Ruel, D’Mile, Xavier Omär, and more. Watch HERE.

Songs From Scratch: Volume 1 Tracklist

  1. Glory feat. Mez, VanJess, ICECOLDBISHOP, Ginette Claudette & Gwen Bunn
  2. Red Velvet Cake feat. ICECOLDBISHOP, Shy Girls, VanJess, Jesse Boykins III, Tess Henley
  3. Warzone feat. BiBi Bourelly
  4. Call It A Fix (So High) feat. VanJess
  5. Thirsty feat. Mez, ICECOLDBISHOP, Tone Stith, Kennedi

About Keep Cool

Keep Cool, a Los Angeles-based record label is a creative safe haven for artists and creatives alike, run by a team of multi-talented people from broad walks of life. Founded in 2018 through a joint venture with RCA Records, Keep Cool grew from daydreams and sleepless nights, tireless work and friendships forged in the trenches of time and taste. They came together to build a new label, the dream of kids who listened to too much music, watched too many movies, read too many books, and believed in a world so much bigger than themselves.

About Yours Truly

Yours Truly Creative is a design and story studio based in Los Angeles. We tell stories and design communications for bands and brands we love.

About adidas Originals

Inspired by the rich sporting heritage of adidas – one of the world’s leading sports brands and a global designer and developer of athletic footwear and apparel – adidas Originals is a lifestyle brand founded in 2001. With the adidas archive at its foundation, adidas Originals continues to evolve the brand’s legacy through its commitment to product innovation and its ability to filter the creativity and courage found on courts and sporting arenas through the lens of contemporary youth culture. Marked by the iconic Trefoil logo that was first used in 1972 and championed by those that continue to shape and define creative culture, adidas Originals continues to lead the way as the pioneering sportswear brand for the street.

Vartan Abgaryan × Hotel Cerro from Ann Flower Communications for use by 360 Magazine

VARTAN ABGARYAN × HOTEL CERRO

With the California economy opening up under new, less restrictive pandemic rules, Hotel Cerro’s restaurant, Brasserie SLO, is expanding its hours. Brasserie SLO will now be serving lunch five days a week, brunch on the weekends and dinner Wednesday through Sunday.

Creating a new menu for Brasserie SLO will be the acclaimed Chef Vartan Abgaryan, the restaurant’s guest chef for the summer months.

Educated at Le Cordon Bleu, Abgaryan graduated in 2004 and went on to cook at the famed New York restaurant Lutece for nearly two years. In 2006 he moved back to the west coast to be closer to his family where he worked at Red Pearl Kitchen followed by three years as Executive Chef at A Restaurant in Newport Beach. Heading inland, he accepted the position of Executive Chef at Public Kitchen & Bar at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. During his tenure, Public Kitchen & Bar was named a “Restaurant To Watch” by Esquire magazine’s food writer and critic, John Mariani.

In 2012, Abgaryan joined Silver Lake’s popular Cliff’s Edge as Executive Chef, taking the eight-year-old neighborhood restaurant to new heights. At Cliff’s Edge, Chef Abgaryan became known for his highly seasonal approach to ingredients and his stunning presentation of dishes – Eater Los Angeles’ Matthew Kang commented that his were “among the most beautiful plating in the city.” In 2014, Cliff’s Edge was awarded three stars by LA Weekly’s restaurant critic, Besha Rodell. After a successful run he elevated his role, quite literally, by opening 71Above – the highest restaurant west of the Mississippi — in July 2016. Under his hand, the restaurant received great critical acclaim and put Chef Abgaryan on L.A.’s culinary heat map. 71Above was awarded three stars by LA WeeklyLos Angeles Magazine named it “one of the Top Ten New Restaurants of 2016” and Critic Patric Kuh remarked that “the experience is luxury that reflects on-point execution.” The Los Angeles Times’ Jonathan Gold called his Suckling Pig dish “something out of a charcuterie dream.” While at 71Above, Abgaryan was named StarChef’s Rising Star for 2018.

After serving over 300 diners a night in an elaborate setting at helicopter-hovering heights, Abgaryan had become one of the city’s most talented and respected chefs. When an opportunity presented itself to bring a refined culinary experience to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, considered by many to be “America’s coolest block,” he took it. Abgaryan’s culinary endeavor, with partners Dave Reiss (formerly of Salt Air) and Paul Pruitt (Founder of New School), at Yours Truly allowed him to focus on a smaller number of guests and work within a more intimate dinner setting.

Yours Truly quickly became a hit, and the restaurant was named “Best New Restaurant” by Los Angeles Magazine, LA Times, LA Weekly, Thrillst and Eater LA. Yours Truly was also included in the ‘101 Best’ annual Los Angeles Times restaurant list. On March 15, one year from its opening date, Los Angeles went into lockdown, and Yours Truly was forced to close for 7 months to re-open as an outdoor concept. It closed permanently after a second lockdown shuttered all restaurants a few months later.

Now at Brasserie SLO, Chef Abgaryan has created a menu that exhibits a multi-cultural approach, combining ingredients from Mexico, Asia and Europe. His bold and flavor-driven approach can be seen in a selection of small plates including Hamachi Crudo, Avocado, Mango, chili, lemon and sorrel; Octopus, potatoes, tomato coriander vinaigrette and tarragon; and Grilled Broccolini, black garlic, peanuts, fermented Fresno and lemon; as well as in main courses such as Mussels, Coconut Poblano Broth, cilantro and lime; and Scallops, farro risotto, zucchini, lemon and basil mascarpone.

In a nod to his Armenian heritage, diners will find Middle Eastern elements in such dishes as Carrots, Za’atar, tahini and sweet garlic; Avocado Hummus with salsa matcha, peanut, yuzu, poblano and grilled flatbread; and Grilled Half Chicken, honey, lettuces, radish and preserved lemon.

“We are delighted to have a chef of Chef Vartan Abgaryan caliber join the team at Hotel Cerro – even if it is only for a few months,” said Hotel Cerro General Manager Natalie Ward. “He has transformed the culinary programs of several Los Angeles based restaurants, and we look forward to seeing how he will apply his considerable talents to the fresh, regional produce and seafood of the Central Coast.”

About Hotel Cerro:

Located in the heart of lively downtown San Luis Obispo, Hotel Cerro is the perfect intersection of SLO culture, California’s rich history and casual elegance. Designed and built towards LEED Silver specifications, Hotel Cerro boasts 65 spacious guest rooms and suites, ranging in size from 350 to 920 square feet. A full-service hotel, Hotel Cerro’s other amenities include a fitness center and spa, rooftop pool deck with 360-degree views, beautiful outdoor areas and a restaurant, Brasserie SLO, which sources ingredients from the hotel’s own Edible Garden. The result is an oasis of sustainably designed luxury in the heart of California’s iconic central coast. Hotel Cerro is located at 1125 Garden Street, between Marsh and Higuera Streets, in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. For more information and reservations, please call 805.548.1000 or click HERE.

Songs from scratch ep cover graphic from Kirsten Mikkelson, RCA Records for use by 360 magazine

KEEP COOL × YOURS TRULY × ADIDAS ORIGINALS – SONGS FROM SCRATCH

In 2019, Keep Cool partnered with creative agency Yours Truly and adidas Originals to bring 80+ vocalists, instrumentalists, producers, songwriters, and the one and only Babyface to a historic mansion in Los Angeles to write, record and build together. After a full week of sessions and 120 songs recorded, Keep Cool/RCA Records is gearing up to release the compilation EP, Songs From Scratch: Volume 1, on June 24th.

“Glory” feat. Mez, VanJess, ICECOLDBISHOP, Ginette Claudette, Gwen Bunn is the first offering from the upcoming compilation EP. Listen here.

Songs From Scratch: Volume 1 is a continuation of the adidas Originals and Yours Truly’s long-running Songs from Scratch series that has produced songs from Chance the Rapper, Kelela, Brent Faiyaz, Kehlani, Ty Dolla $ign, Mura Masa, Danny Brown, and more.

Songs from Scratch curator, Will Abramson says: “Songs from Scratch Vol. 1, is a natural extension of our ambition to put artists into positions where they can make things that surprise them, and us. For 9 years we’ve curated smaller 1:1 pairings but we always wondered: what would happen if we put a whole bunch of artists and producers in one place, took really good care of them and let them run free? We’re grateful to Keep Cool and adidas Originals for helping make that dream a reality.”

Keep Cool co-founder and EVP of A&R at RCA Records, Tunji Balogun says: “We started Keep Cool with the goal of bringing people together in the name of creativity, inclusivity and great art. Partnering with adidas on Creator Camp was a magical opportunity to connect artists from all walks of life in an unfiltered, authentic environment that exemplified the power of music in creating bonds and bringing creatives together.”

The official camp documentary, produced by Yours Truly, is a kaleidoscopic vision of camp, featuring appearances from Babyface, Smino, Ant Clemons, Victoria Monet, Jozzy, Dijon, Umi, Ruel, D’Mile, Xavier Omär, and more. Watch here.

Songs From Scratch: Volume 1 Track List

1 “Glory” feat. Mez, VanJess, ICECOLDBISHOP, Ginette Claudette & Gwen Bunn

2 “Red Velvet Cake” feat. ICECOLDBISHOP, Shy Girls, VanJess, Jesse Boykins III, Tess Henley

3 “Warzone” feat. BiBi Bourelly

4 “Call It A Fix (So High)” feat. VanJess

5 “Thirsty” feat. Mez, ICECOLDBISHOP, Tone Stith, Kennedi

6 “Come Find Me (Mountains)” feat. Charlotte Day Wilson

About Keep Cool

Keep Cool, a Los Angeles-based record label is a creative safe haven for artists and creatives alike, run by a team of multi-talented people from broad walks of life. Founded in 2018 through a joint venture with RCA Records, Keep Cool grew from daydreams and sleepless nights, tireless work and friendships forged in the trenches of time and taste. They came together to build a new label, the dream of kids who listened to too much music, watched too many movies, read too many books, and believed in a world so much bigger than themselves.

About Yours Truly

Yours Truly Creative is a design and story studio based in Los Angeles. We tell stories and design communications for bands and brands we love.

About adidas Originals

Inspired by the rich sporting heritage of adidas – one of the world’s leading sports brands and a global designer and developer of athletic footwear and apparel – adidas Originals is a lifestyle brand founded in 2001. With the adidas archive at its foundation, adidas Originals continues to evolve the brand’s legacy through its commitment to product innovation and its ability to filter the creativity and courage found on courts and sporting arenas through the lens of contemporary youth culture. Marked by the iconic Trefoil logo that was first used in 1972 and championed by those that continue to shape and define creative culture, adidas Originals continues to lead the way as the pioneering sportswear brand for the street.

101 Best Restaurants

On Monday, Dec. 9, the Los Angeles Times will publish its annual list of 101 Best Restaurants, premiering on latimes.com that evening and in a premium print edition to be delivered to Times Sunday subscribers on Dec. 15.

This year, for the seventh edition of the list originated by the late great Jonathan Gold, Times restaurant critics Bill Addison and Patricia Escárcega have chosen the restaurants and written all of the reviews. (See their essay on this year’s list here.) And in honor of the restaurants that have earned coveted spots on the list, The Times Food staff will host a launch party on Dec. 9, with 30 celebrated chefs serving-up small plates.

Bury me with dead Roses, phora, rocnation, 360 MAGAZINE

Phora

“Be prepared to be propelled into a new paradigm.” – 360 MAGAZINE

Introducing recently signed Roc Nation artist Phora. On Friday, July 26th , he released his new album “Bury Me with Dead Roses” since parting ways with his label Warner, and becoming an Independent Artist. 

In celebration of the release of his album, Phora shut down Fairfax Ave the evening before his release, by performing on a platform in the middle of the street which caused complete chaos with over 1000 of his most dedicated fans, who waited in line for hours.

The following week Phora  announced he was going on a 8 city tour, which SOLD OUT in 30 MINS after going on sale.

Listen to “Bury Me with Dead Roses”

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