Songwriter, producer and musician SG Lewis today shares the video for his collaborative new single ‘Better’ with rising US star Clairo. The result of a chance writing session in LA, the track instantly became a viral hit last month and was labelled “addictive” by Pigeons and Planes” with Hypebeast calling it “the perfect summer jam”. The innate chemistry the duo shared in the studio has now naturally translated into the fun, care-free video for ‘Better’. Shot in Chicago and produced by Weird Life Films (Ravyn Lenae, Soccer Mommy), ‘Better’ features both artists as they drive around the city in full-length tracksuits in a loving homage to classic Hype William’s directed videos of the later nineties, early noughties. Speaking on the track, SG says “I played Clairo the instrumental and she jumped on it straight away! The process was so natural, I kept the beat unquantized from the jam as I felt like it gave the record an old disco feel”. The single is the perfect marriage of SG’s signature warm, sunny house production and Clairo’s dreamy vocal delivery. Clairo reflects, “Sam is one of the most talented producers I know. We met the same day that we made this song, and just clicked instantly. “Better” is one of the first real steps I’ve made into ‘pop music’ and this collab feels like a match made in heaven!” ‘Better’ is the latest in a long run of exceptional collabs for SG, with his upcoming album featuring J Warner, Kartell and a host of others yet to be announced. After an incredible run of dates across Europe, America, Australia and Asia so far this year, SG also recently announced a landmark headline show at London’s iconic superclub Printworks on December 7th. In addition he will return to the US for a full tour starting in September making stops at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere on September 28th & 29th and LA’s The Fonda Theater on October 19th. This year, SG Lewis began releasing music from his ambitious three-part album ‘Dusk, Dark, Dawn’. Currently in phase one – ‘Dusk’ – SG imagines the trajectory of one night out in club music and is a loving tribute to club and youth culture. Referencing a wide breadth of styles and genres, ‘Dusk’ uses disco, west coast hip-hop and 80s electro to set the scene. Soon to move into Phase 2 – ‘Dark’ – he’ll use heavier styles like techno and rap to move the crowd into the night before heading off on his worldwide tour. US pop prodigy Clairo is on an undeniable ascent, with collaborators including Rejjie Snow and Danny L Harle and her ‘diary 001’ EP receiving major accolades across the world.SG LEWIS TOUR DATESAugust 8 Budapest, Hungary Sziget FestivalAugust 12 Pristina, Kosovo Sunny Hill FestivalAugust 24 Zurich, Switzerland Zurich OpenairAugust 25 Paris, France Rock en SeineSeptember 25 Washington, DC Union StageSeptember 26 Philadelphia, PA The Foundry at the FillmoreSeptember 28 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere (SOLD OUT)September 29 Brooklyn, NY ElsewhereSeptember 30 Cambridge, MA The SinclairOctober 2 Toronto, ON Mod ClubOctober 3 Montreal, QC Fairmount TheatreOctober 5 Detroit, MI El ClubOctober 6 Chicago, IL Lincoln HallOctober 7 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street EntryOctober 10 Austin, TX Come and Take it LiveOctober 11 Houston, TX Bronze PeacockOctober 12 Dallas, TX HOB – Cambridge RoomOctober 14 Denver, CO Larimer LoungeOctober 16 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – VinylOctober 17 Santa Barbara, CA SOhO – Restaurant & Music ClubOctober 19 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda TheatreOctober 20 Santa Ana, CA The ObservatoryOctober 21 San Francisco, CA The Regency TheaterOctober 23 Portland, OR HoloceneOctober 24 Seattle, WA The CrocodileOctober 26 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound ClubDecember 7 London, UK Printworks
Last Night James Bay Opened for The Rolling Stones at London’s Twickenham Stadium.
After warming up the crowd with his own killer set, The Rolling Stones invited James onstage to perform “Beast of Burden.” James and Sir Mick Jagger took turns on lead vocals for a killer duet.
See fan video Here.
Full Song Here.
Before the Show Keith Richards chatted with James and showed him some of his pre-show rituals.
See video on Keith Richards’ Instagram.
After the performance James thanked The Rolling Stones for the impact their music has had on his career.
This isn’t the first time James has gone onstage with a member of The Rolling Stones.
In 2015 he asked Ronnie Wood to join him at Brixton Academy where they performed a cover of The Faces “(You Know) I’m Losing You”
Check out the performance here.
Celebrity stylist Chloe Bartoli launched her new collection called ‘RD x California Girls’ in collaboration with the footwear company Rocket Dog on June 7, 2018. Bartoli, well-known LA stylist, whose clients include Shay Mitchell, Chanel Iman, Cara Delevingne, and Madison Beer, celebrated her launch of #RDxCaligirls in the heart of Los Angeles at West Hollywood’s Doheny Room. The theme was 90’s house party with neon lights, a custom airbrush t-shirt station, and 90’s style lockers with the entire collection inside.
The event also featured appetizers such as avocado toast, fried chicken sliders, and truffle fries that could be paired with adorably themed custom cocktails such as “The Chloe” which was Hiro Sake on the rocks and “The Rage Getta” which was Revel Tequila with Ginger Beer. The upstairs area housed a dance floor where DJ Ruckus and Caroline D’Amores spun sets with only the best 90’s throwback jams. A few of guests that made their appearance in support of Chloe included Miguel, Paris Jackson, Madison Beer, Miles Richie, as well as various LA bloggers and Instagram Influencers.
Superheroes walking the corridors, live art performances, a car show, and a DJ night. What sounds like a unforgettable music festival was the star attraction of the Dubai International Academic City where its annual event titled Jashn was celebrated.
Literally translating to ‘celebration’, JASHN 2018 stepped up to the occasion by centering on a theme that seemed to be at the tip of everyone’s tongue-comic books and movies. The Dubai Campus of BITS Pilani raised the bar once again by setting up one of the most elaborate stages in the region inviting the best to showcase their skills. And with the atmosphere of Marvel and DC to drive the festivities, the event proved to be a great crowd-puller for students and teens.
The inaugural ceremony occurred on the 16th of April and was marked by a musical evening by the musicians of the campus followed by a stage play round and a fashion show by the group called Drape. To conclude the evening in a round of laughter and splits, popular Indian comic Biswa Kalyan took to the stage and left the audience wanting for more.
The second day for was an energetic extension with further competitions defined by quizzes, musicals, musical battles and a lot more.
The next day attracted a great crowd for the detective themed scavenge hunt titled ‘CSI’ followed by instrumental competitions, dancing doubles, a fashion show round and a guest performance by the artist Rooh. All the while, the crowd outside were being entertained by a high octane road show featuring the best cars.
But the level had to be raised further as the campus closed the event with a awe-inspiring round of competitions attracting students with an artistic touch with a solo stage play round, a poetry slam competition, a group dance show off and finally a DJ performance by the duo Sunburn-Siana Caherine and Zephyrtone.
JASHN 2018 La Comic Fiesta had achieved the same mass appeal of the very comic brands it endorsed and plans on scaling new heights with the coming years. You can find out more here.
Niki Koss is an actress, director, photographer, and all around creative visionary.
She is currently reprising her series regular role of Alexis Glenn in the second season of the Freeform drama, “Famous In Love.” “Famous In Love”, created by Marlene King (Freeform’s ‘Pretty Little Liars’), pulls back the curtain into the world of young Hollywood.
Niki recently completed filming “Trafficked” alongside Ashley Judd and “Warning Shot” alongside David Spade and James Earl Jones. Before that, Niki was seen on the big screen co-starring in the Paramount Pictures film, “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” and as the lead in the Lifetime TV movie, “My Stepdaughter”. Her major roles in several independent feature films include: the Terrence Malick produced, “Red Wing,” “The Appearing,” and “Girl on the Edge.”
Aside from her roles on screen, Niki took her talents to another level and co-created and directed the digital series, “Royals” for the Galaxy Generation. The series won the “Best Web Series” and the “Audience Choice” awards at the Laughlin International Film Festival. Niki most recently wrote and directed short film, “La Douleur Exquise”, and shadowed “Pretty Little Liars” alum Troian Bellisario while she directed episode 7 of Niki’s own show, Famous In Love.
Originally from Los Angeles, Niki grew up surrounded by art which encouraged a great deal of creativity throughout her life. At the very young age of 3, Niki told her mom she wanted to be an actress. She started attending theater classes and signed with a youth talent agency and Ford Models. Once Niki turned 17, she fully committed to acting and never looked back.
Niki is a dedicated advocate for causes including animal rescue, giving back to the environment, homelessness and female empowerment, and works frequently with PATH Partners. When she is not working, Niki loves to work more on writing, directing, and photography. She is also a big fan of going to the movies, painting and is a self-proclaimed foodie.
FATBOY SLIM’S YOU’VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY
20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION TO BE RELEASED ON
MARCH 16 VIA ASTRALWERKS
Listen on Spotify HERE
Youߣve Come A Long Way, Baby available on deluxe edition CD and LP formats. Format packaging including 180g gatefold vinyl, 6 page 12 roll-fold booklet (LP), 12 display art card (LP) and 28 page booklet (CD)
Exclusive anniversary sleeve notes from Ralph Moore (Mixmag) and album timeline from Damian Harris (Skint Records)
Limited-Edition Blue Vinyl with Coffee Splatter Color Variant Available
Exclusively At Vinyl Me Please
Fatboy Slim announces today the forthcoming 20th anniversary reissue of Youߣve Come a Long Way, Baby, to be released on March 16 via Astralwerks. The preorder for the reissue is now available via Amazon and Vinyl Me Please. A limited-edition blue vinyl with coffee splatter color variant will also be released. Strictly limited to 2,000 copies worldwide, the blue vinyl is available for purchase exclusively at Vinyl Me Please. A limited edition Fatboy Slim Meal Deal product is available exclusively to Fatboy Slimߣs webstore which includes hand screen printed, branded pizza box set, signed and numbered by Fatboy Slim, Anniversary 2LP and CD and authentic Iߣm #20 So Why Try Harder XXL T-shirt. Watch the pizza box / meal deal video HERE
2018 marks twenty years since the release of the album that spawned era-defining singles Rockafeller Skank, Gangster Trippin Praise YouÉd; 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 ߢ90s, 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,&#a0;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, 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.
During this event, guests sipped on the customized For Love and Lemons Lemon Drop Cocktail, snacked on hor d’oeuvres, and also got their picture taken at the Hive Social Lab ‘Selfie’ booth. Guests included actors Drake Bell and Janet Von and fashion influencers Divani Vasil and Julie Hartwell. From now until the end of September, the hotel will be offering guests “Bikini Bar Menus” in all of their suites. Guests can browse through the curated selection of For Love and Lemons swimwear and call the front desk to have specific pieces sent up. Guests can then try on their pieces from the comfort of their room while sipping on the complimentary For Love and Lemons cocktail. Purchases can be made over the phone or at the hotel’s Alex Roldan boutique. Day visitors can still shop the FL&L selection at the boutique.
The London Hotel West Hollywood in Beverly Hills
Ideally located at the crossroads of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, the London West Hollywood is a tranquil urban oasis that epitomizes modern luxury for the most discerning guests. Their spacious, all-suite accommodations combine sophisticated comfort and awe-inspiring views with a signature sense of refined California cool, while their impeccable service, exquisite food and drink offerings, and wide array of unparalleled amenities create a truly unforgettable guest experience.
London West Hollywood in Beverly Hills
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West Hollywood, CA 90069