Posts made in August 2018

Chris Roberts-Antieau

“Party On The Moon,” 29″ x 28″, $4,800

The Myth Of Certaintyis the new body of work from self-taught fabric artist Chris Roberts-Antieau. Introspective, unconventional, and detailed, each piece in the collection takes you to a different world. With her embroidered art, Antieau reminds us that the cycle of life is powerful, beautiful, tragic and energizing.

360, 360 Magazine, Vaughn Lowery, Chris Roberts-Antieau

The Physics Of A Sunken Ship” (1 of 3), 52.5″ x 36.25″, $28,000

360, 360 Magazine, Vaughn Lowery, Chris Roberts-Antieau

Anatomy Of A Bird,” 27.5″ x 28.25″, $9,000

360, 360 Magazine, Vaughn Lowery, Chris Roberts-Antieau

New Wings,” 48.75″ x 42″ (1 of 3) $24,000

360, 360 Magazine, Vaughn Lowery, Chris Roberts-Antieau

Judge Judy & Officer Byrd,” 24″ x 29.25″, $3,000

360, 360 Magazine, Vaughn Lowery, Chris Roberts-Antieau

St James Infirmary,” 24.5″ x 38.25″, $4,800

Kid Made Modern

Kid Made Modern has dominated children’s fashion and arts & crafts with its trademark bright colors and bold designs. Now, KMM is bringing its unique aesthetic to photos and videos, becoming a first-of-its-kind on-demand media company. KMM has its own in-house team dedicated to creating video and digital content, from sizzle reels to kit demos and instructional videos:

Intergalactic battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqP8G9ak1Uo

Aquatic adventure craft kit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En9PtMEg6UE

Sizzle reel: https://files.rlmpr.com/dl/rOli6wfkyp

This a breakthrough innovation: the first time a company in the children’s fashion and arts & crafts space has leveraged its products and designs to make custom on-demand video. Through this content, KMM and its co-founder, fashion icon Todd Oldham, have totally revolutionized the way that children’s products are showcased and advertised, completing KMM’s evolution into a digital media company.

Madison Ryann Ward Shares Video For “Mirror”

Today, rising vocalist and songwriter Madison Ryann Ward shares the video for her debut single “Mirror”—watch and share HERERefinery29 praises the video saying, “The powerful visuals of the music video match Ward’s soulful, smooth vocals.”

“Mirror” was released earlier this spring after Ward was featured recording the track with producer Rick Rubin in his Malibu studio on Jay-Z’s episode of the hit Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman. When Letterman asks Ward about her objective in making music, she replies, “Just to be honest. And to move people in a way that they’ve never been moved before.”

Inspired by artists from many different genres, Madison Ryann Ward combines bluesy, soulful melodies with folk, rap and gospel influenced lyricism to create a classic sound that remains all her own. Having grown up in a creative family in Oklahoma, Ward was exposed to music at a young age, which would come to inform her distinct style. Gospel hymnal songs were her first experience with music as she listened to her mother play piano in the church choir until age eight. When she was twelve, her father opened a BBQ and blues joint where she spent her teenage summers waiting tables while the likes of Billie Holiday, Etta James and Bessie Smith bumped through the restaurant speakers.

However, music was not always the path Ward had in mind. Having played sports all her life, excelling in volleyball, basketball, golf and track, she decided to play collegiate volleyball at Oklahoma University and planned to play professionally overseas after graduation. But when a group of athletes heard her singing Aretha Franklin’s “Chain Of Fools” in the cafeteria and posted a clip on Twitter, the video went viral after being picked up by WorldStarHipHop. The response Ward received prompted her to consider a shift towards making music professionally. Ward took songwriting trips to Nashville, eventually moving there for a year before splitting her time between the studio in New York and Los Angeles, where she signed with management followed by a label deal with legendary producer Rick Rubin. “Mirror” sets the stage for more new music from Madison Ryann Ward in 2018.

Alexx A-Game Releases “Double” Featuring Tory Lanez

“The inspiration behind the track “Double” came from a thought process I had and a theory I developed from it. For me to be as great as I want to be then I have to put in twice as much work as there are challenges. In other words, the grind must out weigh the struggles for me to surpass them. From there I developed the concept of doubling up on everything positive so I can overwrite the negative” says Alexx – A -Game.

The track, which gives you a ‘neo-pop’ style will definitely appeal to a wide array of music lovers. Both artists compliment each other on the track presenting a song, which will definitely be heard on your airwaves.

Since its recent release, Double has received features in major international and national platforms such as Source Magazine, Riddim Magazine, HipHopWeekly, just to name a few. With the initial traction around the single, many are saying this will be the single to get Alexx A Game into the international scene and solidify Tory Lanez in the Caribbean market due to the refreshing style he brings across on this track.  over 5 years and is finally attaining the recognition and notoriety he deserves.

Currently Alexx A-Game is continuing to work with international producers and artists and set to make a major announcement in the coming weeks. “I’m working assiduously with my family and team to become the leader and game-changer I set out to be. I am a musician first and that is the discipline and difference that I feel will help me as an artist to rise above the mediocrity of the Jamaican music industry as it is”.

Pirelli Supplier Awards 2018

Sustainability, innovation and quality of service were the key elements for the Pirelli Supplier Awards 2018, the annual occasion when the Company awards 9 suppliers from its global supply chain of over 10,000. The Supplier Awards reward those suppliers who shine for their ability to make the Pirelli supply chain even more sustainable and enhance qualitative excellence, making Pirelli’s products more High Value, in line with the Group’s strategy.

Today the awards for the suppliers who distinguished themselves over the last year were presented by Chief Purchasing Officer, Matteo Battaini and the Chief Sustainability and Risk Governance Officer, Filippo Bettini, at a ceremony at Pirelli’s headquarters in Milan. The awards were given to nine suppliers in the areas of raw materials, services and machinery.

In the 2018 edition, the most frequently seen factors include innovation, quality of service and sustainability, which had its own specific award. Pirelli’s supply chain has been constructed to guarantee product innovation, process digitalization and long term competitiveness, where respect for the environment and attention to the value of people are considered a primary levers of growth.

Pirelli’s efforts towards a sustainable purchasing strategy were recognized by the confirmation that Pirelli’s supply system was in compliance with the UNI ISO 20400 rule, conferred in February 2018 by SGS Italia S.p.A. – one of the leading companies globally for inspection, verification, analysis and certification services. Pirelli is thus the first company in the automotive industry to have received this confirmation of compliance. The ISO 20400 constitutes the most important international guideline in the matter of supply chain sustainable governance, where the economic, social and environmental responsibility are integrated into the Company’s strategies, organization and purchasing processes.

The winners of the Pirelli Supplier Awards 2018 include:

Glanzstoff Sicrem Spa (Italy), suppliers of textile reinforcements – awarded for the criteria of “Quality” and “Speed”, plus the prestigious Sustainability prize, which the company deserved because it produces rayon using only cellulose from plantations certified for sustainable agro-forestry management;

JSR Corporation (Japan), a supplier of synthetic rubber awarded for the criteria of “Innovation” and “Service Level”;

Thai Eastern Innovation Co., Ltd (Thailandia), PT. Kirana Megatara Tbk (Indonesia) and PT. Prasidha Aneka Niaga Tbk (Indonesia); all suppliers of natural rubber awarded for “Quality” and “Service Level”;

VMI Holland (Holland), a supplier of tire assemblers and machines for semi-processed components for the criteria of “Quality” and “Global Presence”;

MDM (Italy), an integrated marketing and communication agency awarded for the criteria of “Innovation” and “Speed”;

APPIAN (USA), a supplier of the Business Process Management platform and related consultancy services awarded for the criteria of “Innovation” and “Speed”;

Warehouse Service, Inc. (USA), a logistics services supplier awarded for the criteria of “Speed” and “Innovation”.

Matteo Battaini, Chief Purchasing Officer,commented: “Pirelli has built its business model, focused on High Value, on product innovation and process digitalization. To pursue this strategy it is not only necessary to choose suppliers that are leading companies, but also to build with each of them a partner relationship. It is essential that they share values such as innovation, quality, customer care, product and process sustainability and attention to brand value. And, in an ever more dynamic market context, goals must also be shared, such as cost rationalization, speed of adapting to new technology and implementation of best practices in sustainable management. Today Pirelli’s procurement involves the management of around 10,000 suppliers for a total expenditure of 3.2 billion euro in 2017, mainly on raw materials (46%), services (36%), machinery (13%) and consumption materials (3%).”

Charles Wachter

Charles Wachter is the Emmy Award-winning founder and president of Hard Twenty. He has produced over thirty television series, most recently he served as the executive producer and show-runner for Apple’s Planet of the Apps, MTV’s Fear Factor, as well as numerous network and cable television shows including Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution for ABC, King of the Nerds  for TBS, and the reboot of American Gladiators for NBC. Prior to alternative television, Charles was an English major at Yale, a Sundance Film Festival Institute Finalist, and has a graduate degree in film from NYU. He lives in Los Angeles with his family.

The Shakes Debut Music Video

Hailing from the depths of Orange County, CA, Indie-alt collective The Shakes debut the official music video for “With Every Moment”.

The beautifully crafted video was shot and directed by Benny Gigliardi, who does justice for the track. Which stems from frontman and songwriter Sean Perry’s harrowing near-death experience, cited as the main influence for the EP. Benny, who is known for his work with up and coming artists such as Super Whatevr and Hearts and Lions, goes on to describe his process of bringing his vision into fruition:

“It was such a blessing and a pleasure to get to direct this video. I’ve known Sean and Cameron for a couple of years now and we’ve been talking about doing a video ever since we met and I’m so thankful we waited as long as we did. I didn’t necessarily have a storyline in mind for the video, I just wanted to create something visually stunning that would compliment the song and sell an 80’s vibe but also keep it original. Sometimes the best ideas come in the simplest ways, but you also have to be fearless with your approach. But if it doesn’t scare you, where’s the fun in that? It brought me joy to bring this song to life and I hope it does the same for all who see it. This is just the beginning for the Shakes and I’m honored to get to work with them and watch them grow.

The video, does indeed capture Perry’s unique sound which blends 80’s inspired grooves with infectious “Britpop” influenced lyrics and melodies. Comes right on the heels of the young collectives highly anticipated debut EP, released independently on July 23rd, 2018. The Shakes who have had a big year so far since their big break performance at The Troubadour, opening for The Strike earlier this year. Followed by many other key shows throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. Upon the EP’s release, not only were loyal cult followers thrilled, but also a new segment of listeners across the country. Partly due to key, infectious tracks such as “Scumptious” immediately pulling over 200,000 plays through streaming with praise from a wide range of well established music blogs online. You can check out the full EP for yourself on all streaming platforms.

With support from larger artists within the scene, such as Francois Comtois of Young The Giant. Whom featured on their debut single “Somebody” last year. THE SHAKES, aim to be a new refreshing voice within the rock scene and don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. Already in the works on their next single “Six Feet Below”, coming early this fall.

You can view the cinematic video via youtube and IGTV on their instagram: @theshakesmusic which is cultivated with cinematic tones that are undeniably captivating.

Young T.O. Shares Video For “Referee” Ft. DaBoii

Bay Area rapper Yhung T.O. has shared the video for his new single “Referee.” Featuring DaBoii — Yhung T.O.’s bandmate in the Vallejo-bred collective SOB x RBE — “Referee” was released via Rule #1/Interscope Records.

Watch “Referee” by Yhung T.O. ft. DaBoii here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj-kRnelmOk&feature=youtu.be

In the cinematic video for “Referee,” Yhung T.O. juxtaposes images of California sunshine with grittier scenes like an on-foot police chase through neighborhood streets. That contrast mirrors the mix of bright, bouncy melody and emotionally charged vocals at the heart of the song — a Koast-produced track that HotNewHipHop hailed as a “marriage of infectious, head-nodding production and somber reflections of the come-up.”

Now at work on his first full-length solo project, Yhung T.O. signed to Interscope in early 2018 and made his debut for the label with a single called “Misunderstood.” The 19-year-old rapper co-founded SOB x RBE in 2015, and saw the group achieve breakout success when their song “Paramedic!” appeared on the hit soundtrack Black Panther: The Album.

Billy Ray Cyrus x Today Show

Following the overwhelming demand of “The Goddess of Democracy,” a new song from his forthcoming album, Billy Ray Cyrus and The Snake Doctor Circus, Cyrus will return to the TODAY Show Wednesday, Sept. 5 to promote a cause he’s passionate about: supporting U.S. veterans.

As a DAV (Disabled American Veterans) celebrity ambassador, Cyrus provided a re-recording of his multi-platinum selling smash, “Some Gave All,” to be included in a new movie benefiting DAV. “God Bless The Broken Road,” which is in theaters nationwide next Friday, Sept. 7, tells the inspirational story of a young mother who loses her husband in Afghanistan and struggles to raise their young daughter in his absence.

“I wrote ‘Some Gave All’ about a Vietnam veteran, so I am honored that DAV and its new film “God Bless The Broken Road” included my song. Veterans are the heartbeat of America. So go to the theatres September 7 and support Disabled American Veterans!” Billy Ray Cyrus shared.

“God Bless The Broken Road” focuses on the importance of family, friends, and faith, while paying tribute to those who serve in the United States Military.

Proceeds from the film will go to DAV, a nonprofit charity that provides support for veterans of all generations and their families. The more successful the movie is, the more veterans the DAV gets to serve.

For more information on DAV, visit DAV.org.

Ari Lennox’s “Whipped Cream”

Ari Lennox’s acoustic release of “Whipped Cream” has us jumping in our seats.

The American singer and songwriter says the following, “‘Whipped Cream’ is my little baby that expresses how I feel about an ex that I’m still not over,” says Ari. Oh…the FEELS.

The song is the latest release from the Washington D.C. native who dropped her debut EP, PHO, in late 2016.

PHO showcased Lennox’s immense talent while highlighting her position as the only female and sole vocalist of her crew.

The young talent has described her music as ‘modern, relaxed, turned up soul….reminiscent of the beautiful music from the ’70’s while labeling her voice, “imperfect, but pretty.”

Listen to the acoustic music here.

Check out her official website here.