Watch the Music Video Directed by Colin Tilley HERE
History-making GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum artist Post Malone has released a new record entitled “Goodbyes” [feat. Young Thug].
This marks his first official collaboration with Atlanta superstar Young Thug. For production on the track, he joined forces with frequent collaborator Louis Bell and also welcomed Brian Lee [Camila Cabello, Justin Bieber] into the fold as a producer. The union of Post and Bell has historically led to a string of multiplatinum smashes, including “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage], “Better Now,” “Psycho” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign], and many more.
The music video was also released and features Kathryn Newton from Big Little Lies and was directed by Colin Tilley. The broadcast premier of the video will be on MTV Live and mtvU as well as the iconic Times Square Viacom billboard.
As Post headlines festivals around the world, 2019 has been packed with one milestone and achievement after another. “Congratulations” has been certified Diamond by the RIAA and according to Nielsen Music, his second full-length, beerbongs & Bentleys, emerges on the Mid-Year Top 10 Albums (Based on Overall Equivalent Album Units) and he earns two entries on the Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Digital Songs, namely “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” with Swae Lee at #3 and “wow.” at #6. “Sunflower” also lands at #2 among the Top 10 On-Demand Song Streams (Audio and Video Combined) and Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Audo Streams as “wow” sits at #7 on both charts.
Right now, Post is readying more music for 2019.
Post Malone’s second RIAA-certified Platinum album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, is also available now.
Singer songwriters Rickstar and Tyler Jacob join forces to give a universal approach to both music and fashion. Rickstar, from London has an edgy rock sound and style while Tyler Jacob from Camden, NJ is a crooner with a non-binary/ eclectic approach to his artistry.
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Who is Rickstar?
Rickstar, was born in London, and is a singer-songwriter, dancer and model, currently based between London and Los Angeles. He spent much of his childhood in New York, where he discovered his love for music. Early influences included Motown singers Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, later Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and Prince. He was inspired to become an entertainer, following in the footsteps of his family, who include Jamaican dancehall musician Mr. Vegas, and Jamaican-Canadian reggae musician and producer Leroy Sibbles.
Who is Tyler Jacob?
East coast born and bred, Tyler Jacob is a singer/songwriter who got his start in the industry after being discovered singing on the trains of NYC. At the age of 5 years old, Tyler Jacob started singing and performing in school plays. Tyler says that “I’ve always wanted to sing. It was a natural thing for me.” His family recalls little Tyler putting on shows in the family living room. “I don’t come from a family of singers. I’m the only one.” But it wasn’t until his freshmen year in high school did he realize others thought he had a gift when he was accidentally placed in a choir class. “The choir teacher asked me to sing, so she could classify my voice.” The rest is history. After the choir teacher heard Tyler’s voice, she had him transferred to Creative Arts High School (CAHS) in Camden, New Jersey. Tyler’s passion to sing, write and perform his own music, in English and Spanish, pushed him after he graduated from CAHS to move to the Big Apple to pursue his singing career. Since then he has gone on to be a season 1 cast member of VH1’s “SIGNED,” performed on many stages across the US, opened up for Grammy Award winner, Brandy Norwood, and logged studio time with Carvin & Ivan (Chris Brown, Musiq Soulchild, Mario), and Andrea Martin (Leona Lewis, Monica, Mary J. Blige).
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Turning up the heat for summer, the Forever 21 x Cheetos capsule collection celebrates the Cheetos fans’ passion for the cult-fave snack with playful statement pieces that bring the “Cheetos Look” to life! The limited-edition collection includes Cheetos Crunchy and Cheetos Flamin’ Hot printed swimsuits, sweatshirts, t-shirts, dresses and much more. The range, comprised of women and men’s styles, will be available online and at Forever 21 stores nationwide and will retail from $5 to $30.
“We are so excited to join forces with an iconic snack like Flaming Hot Cheetos,” announces Linda Chang, Forever 21 Vice President of Merchandising. “Flaming Hot Cheetos fans are so fanatical, and over the past couple of years, we have seen their love for this food illustrated all over pop culture, and in particular, via social media. We are so honored to be releasing this limited edition capsule!”
“Cheetos is more than a snack brand; we’ve become a lifestyle brand among our fans,” says Brandi Ray, Senior Director of Marketing, Frito-Lay North America. “So what better way to embody that lifestyle than with a clothing line in partnership with Forever 21 – another brand with an incredibly passionate fan base similar to Cheetos.”
CASIO G-SHOCK ANNOUNCES LATEST G-LIDE MODEL IN COLLABORATION WITH PRO SURFER KANOA IGARASHI
New Timepiece Arrives in Translucent Case and Band with Premium Surf Data Tracking Capabilities
Today, Casio G-SHOCK unveils an all-new, limited-edition G-LIDE timepiece, in collaboration with professional surfer and G-SHOCK athlete, Kanoa Igarashi. Boasting superior functionality in surf data tracking and performance, the GLX5600KI-7 arrives in a translu1cent case with silver accents and boasts Kanoa’s signature on the case back, face and band.
The new watch is based on the G-LIDE GLX5600 which features a tide graph, an indispensable tool for surfers. The thin, square shape of the watch ensures that it does not obstruct the wrist while surfing. The GLX5600KI-7 features a semi-transparent body that evokes the ocean and is paired with a mirror finish face that gives the watch a simple, cool look. Igarashi’s “Kanoa” signature is inscribed on the upper center of the watch face and on the strap keeper and case back, as well as in illumination when the backlight is turned on.
At just 21 years old, the Huntington Beach, CA native has been in the professional surf scene for over a decade. Kanoa was an instant talent from the time he first jumped in the water at the age of 3, and by the time he was 11 he set a new record for the most victories in a single season. He has gone on to win a number of major surfing competitions and is currently a world-class professional surfer competing on the World Surf League Championship Tour at the top of the sport.
The new model features technical capabilities to match with Kanoa’s impressive surf skills, including Tide & Moon graphs and a Moon Age data that anchors the face of the timepiece, for anticipating tide and surf swell of the rider’s current location.
A video highlighting the collaboration timepiece has been created – watch here: http://bit.ly/G-SHOCKxKanoa
The new model also comes equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology such as:
- 200M water resistance
- Shock resistance
- World time (29 time zones / 48 cities)
- Auto EL backlight
- Flash alert
- Stopwatch and countdown timer
- 2 Multi function alarms
The GLX5600KI-7 will retail for $130 and will be available for purchase starting this July at select jewelers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store and gshock.com.
Illenium reveals a blockbuster new collaborative single with Jon Bellion today. Breaking creative ground and knocking down genre boundaries, this marks the very first collaboration between these two powerhouses. An enthralling apocalypse-esque lyric video accompanies the track release today.
On the track, Illenium, envisions a sonic backdrop if glitchy beats, delicate acoustic guitar, and ethereal percussion, and Bellion’s dynamic voice leaps from intimate verses towards a delightfully dizzy crescendo. The star channels nostalgic 90’s pop punk and turn of the century emo on his catchy and confessional chorus, Coming to terms with a broken heart. I guess that sometimes good things fall apart. It’s unlikely anything either artist has released thus far. Most importantly Good Things Fall Apart has all the makings of a crossover anthem perfect for summer.
The song comes in hot on the heels of two explosive anthems from ILLENIUM. To date, his single Crashing featuring Bahari has amassed nearly 27 million total streams. Meanwhile, the follow-up, Pray featuring Kameron Alexander soundtracked a new HBO documentary. Recently the Pray remix packaged engendered enthusiastic critical acclaim. Dancing Astronaut placed it on an NMF Roundup. YourEDM praised it, as intensely varied, while RunTheTrap proclaimed it, a phenomenal remix pack.
Stay tuned for the cinematic music video for Good Things Fall Apart will debut very soon.
Also, be sure to catch ILLENIUM on tour. He will perform a DJ set at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19. He’s set to touch down Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, continue his Las Vegas residency at Hakkasan, and headline bothMadison Square Garden (September 21) and Red Rocks Amphitheater (October 10, 11, 12) in the fall. Dates are selling out rapidly. Remaining tickets are available here: http://illenium.com/tour/.
FAST AS A BULLET, AERODYNAMIC AS A RACING CAR
PUMA and Pirelli introduce the new “Replicat -X” inspired by modern sports cars.
- Pirelli and PUMA join forces to develop a revolutionary new shoe inspired by motorsport.
- A completely fresh silhouette made with a sole and upper construction that helps you to control the grip off and on track.
- The Replicat-X marks a new PUMA motorsport design philosophy bringing racing to the road.
You know the sound of a racing car? It’s the sound of power. A legend in the tire industry, Pirelli dominates that power both on and off the track. And now you can feel the excitement of the race track at your feet.
For the first time, PUMA and Pirelli join forces to bring control to your feet. Combining Pirelli’s CINTURATO Blue tire, used at the top level of racing with Puma’s motorsport heritage, the new Replicat-X is designed to perform like a modern supercar, bringing the track to the street.
The Replicat-X sports an “oversized” full rubber outsole, with a comfortable molded sock-liner. Pirelli’s unique CINTURATO Blue tread pattern on the sole – used to generate maximum traction at wet races – provides grip and control for the power under your feet.
Fast as a bullet, aerodynamic as a racing car, the shoe’s upper features a perforated Microfiber-suede on the vamp, with lateral mesh panels for breathability, providing the perfect fit to own the road.
In AW19 PUMA will bring the track to the street, influencing a new generation inspired by the hustle and roar of racing in their style and swagger on the streets. We will create a powerful and relevant new look and feel for PUMA Motorsports. We will break through the ordinary, tear down the trackside barriers and accelerate into the streets at full throttle!
The new Replicat – X in the first colorway will be pre-launched from May 15 on puma.com
PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sports Brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For over 65 years, PUMA has established a history of making fast product designs for the fastest athletes on the planet. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running and Training, Golf, and Motorsports. It engages in exciting collaborations with renowned design brands to bring innovative and fast designs to the sports world. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and Dobotex. The company distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs more than 11,000 people worldwide, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.puma.com.
Established in 1872, Pirelli is among some of the world’s leading tire producers and the only one exclusively focused on consumer tyres (car, motorbike and bicycle) and associated services. Pirelli has a distinct positioning in high value tyres, characterized by an advanced technology with more than 2,400 homologations obtained, thanks to partnerships with the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world. In order to achieve the highest levels of performance, safety and containment of environmental impact, Pirelli has always been strongly committed to research and development, in which it invested 6.1% of revenue from high-value products in 2018. Involved in motorsport since 1907, Pirelli has been the exclusive official tire partner of the FIA Formula One World Championship™ since 2011 and has just renewed the agreement until 2023. Pirelli Design, in line with Pirelli’s strategic focus on the Prestige and Premium car segments, develops targeted design projects in collaboration with a select number of partners that represent excellence in their respective areas of business, with the ultimate aim of offering products that are unique and iconic.
GLOBAL POP SENSATIONS MONSTA X & STEVE AOKI RELEASE ENGLISH VERSION OF HIT SINGLE “PLAY IT COOL” TODAY
STREAM “PLAY IT COOL” ENGLISH VERSION HERE
Today, global superstars, Monsta X, and two-time Grammy nominated DJ and Producer, Steve Aoki, release the English version of their collaborative hit “Play it Cool.” On the heels of releasing the Korean version last month, the Aoki-Monsta force keeps fans on their feet with this new English language track. Aoki composed, arranged, and produced this track, alongside co-writer and Monsta X rapper, I.M.
The bouncy piano keys and punchy beat provide the foundation for Aoki’s iconic electro-pop sound, paired with Aoki’s use of Monsta X’s voices, to create texture and build the track as a whole. The initial chorus proclaims “And when you’re dancin’ in my face, I just play it cool,” followed by the lyrics “I love the way that you came over here” repeated over and over again in an edited sped-up hook that is impossible to get out of your head. Steve says, “their [Monsta X] voices dive into your soul”, so it’s no surprise that he would utilize their singing as a fundamental motif and driving force, outside of the vocal leads.
“Monsta X is one of those powerhouse groups that sets the bar very high,” stated Aoki. “Their voices stay with you long after the song is over, and on this track they sang so profoundly that all we had to do was focus on the story we were telling. I really believe in today’s world that we have redefined what love and relationships look like, so I think that this song is one that many people can relate to.”
“It was such an honor to work with Steve Aoki. He is truly an amazing artist and producer. We love how “Play It Cool” turned out at the end so much that we included it in our recent album – Take 2 ‘We Are Here’!” said Monsta X. “After the great success of the Korean version, we can’t wait to see the responses to the English version from all over the world. This collab is a gift from us to our ‘monbebe’ , for always taking care of us and keeping it cool. Thank you.”
Outside of this new collab with Steve, Monsta X have also announced a nineteen-date world tour beginning in April, ending with six U.S. dates. The band will be traveling all the way from South Korea to California throughout the course of their performances, ending at the historic Staples Center. Tickets are on sale Friday March 29th, 4:00PM local; follow the link here for more information. The band’s latest album, Take.2 ‘We Are Here,’ debuted at #5 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart for the week of March 2, 2019; and has been causing an unstoppable wave of interest with notable mentions in Complex, Idolator, Billboard, Cosmopolitan, and NME stating that the album “features some giant leaps forward for the band.” On top of that, the band is currently set to perform as the first K-pop group at the iHeartRadio Music Festival out in Las Vegas on September 21st, 2019.
MONSTA X U.S. TOUR INFO| TICKETING INFO HERE
July 25 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre
July 27 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre
July 30 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
August 3 New York, NY Hulu Theater
August 6 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
August 10 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
ABOUT MONSTA X
Monsta X has been causing an unstoppable wave of interest here, with their history making performances at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball last December. Variety raved that Monsta X “was especially impressive, getting down with the acrobatics the group displayed on their hyped up, historic appearances as the first K Pop act to grace the Jingle Ball stage.” The Boston Globe referred to them as the “night’s most fascinating act” and MTV stated that they “had The Forum shaking and rattling.” Instyle stated; “If we were giving out an award for “Best Dancer” at the Jingle Ball, it would go to Monsta X, hands down. The K-pop band opened the whole shebang, and while their vocals were also great, they stole the show with their moves.”
In addition to that, the band continues to garner stellar reviews from media such as: MTV, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Allure, Idolator, Billboard, Dazed, Rolling Stone India, Popcrush “Monsta X is a group that cannot be overlooked.” They even made the cut for Pandora’s 2019 Artist’s To Watch, as the only K-Pop group included.
ABOUT STEVE AOKI
Steve Aoki, the two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ is one of today’s most successful American cross-genre artists, collectively counting 1.5 billion music streams on Spotify, with an additional 2 billion music streams on YouTube. As the founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak Records, which he founded in 1996, Aoki has helped launch the careers of global acts like The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Gossip, and The Kills, among many others. Dim Mak today counts more than 1,000 official releases from the biggest acts and most buzzing newcomers across EDM, indie rock, hip-hop, and beyond over its two-decades-plus discography.
As a solo artist, Aoki boasts a lauded discography that includes: Wonderland (2012), his debut solo album, which garnered him his first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album; the Neon Future series, which includes Neon Future I (2014, certified gold by the RIAA), Neon Future II (2015), Neon Future III (November 2018), and Neon Future IV (spring 2019); and the hip-hop centric Steve Aoki Presents Kolony (2017). His genre-defying collaborations also include original songs with A-listers like Lil Yachty and Migos (“Night Call” from Kolony, 2017); One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson on the global hit “Just Hold On” (2016), which debuted at #1 in more than 40 countries and has since gone gold or platinum in 18 countries; K-Pop idols BTS on the hit track “Waste It on Me” (2018) which amassed praise domestically and internationally, debuting at #1 in more than 60 countries with 4 million streams in the first 24 hours, as well as the #1 worldwide trend on Twitter with 1k+ retweets per minute; and Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz, and Elvis Crespo on the Spanish-language track “Azukita” (2018).
In 2016, Aoki released the Netflix Originals documentary film I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, which earned him his second Grammy nomination for Best Music Film and globally released in more than 190 countries. Recognized by Forbes as one of the top 5 world’s highest paid DJ’s and the world’s hardest working DJ, Aoki is “one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world” (Billboard), counting more than 250 tour dates per year, with past performances at nearly every top festival around the world including Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock Festival, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and more. As a fashion designer/entrepreneur, Aoki has collaborated with major fashion and lifestyle brands like Converse and Bathing Ape and serves as a global ambassador for several international brands including ASICS and Diesel. In 2016, he also debuted his very own Dim Mak Collection streetwear line, which he later presented at New York Fashion Week in 2017. In 2012, Aoki founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the brain science and research areas and has donated more than $500,000 to date. www.steveaoki.com
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