DEF JAM RECORDINGS CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF RECORD BREAKING & CULTURE SHAKING
WITH 35TH ANNIVERSARY ‘NIGHT MARKET’ CELEBRATION IN BROOKLYN, SPONSORED BY PUMA, COURVOISIER & SNIPES
2 CHAINZ, FABOLOUS, JADAKISS, TEYANA TAYLOR, SLICK RICK, TJ PORTER & MORE ATTENDED THE STAR-STUDDED BROOKYL BASH
Last night in Brooklyn, the undisputed greatest label in hip-hop history – Def Jam Recordings – officially launched its celebration of 35 years of shaking the culture with the star-studded, blowout Def Jam 35 Night Market.
As VIPs and Def Jam artists past and present – 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Teyana Taylor, TJ Porter, Fetty Luciano, Slick Rick, Suzi Wu, Def Jam CEO Paul Rosenberg, Joseline Hernandez, DJ Premier – an all-female DJ lineup led by DJ Jazzy Joyce, Nyla Symone and Odalys kept the party rocking. A special pop-up from Scarr’s Pizza fed the masses, Courvoisier and Heineken kept the vibes going, and VIPs enjoyed special activations – a PUMA basketball court and a Snipes bodega hosted by special guests Stretch and Bobbito offering limited edition T-Shirts and the PUMA x Def Jam Clyde Court. A surprise performance from Def Jam’s own Freddy & Jason – Fabolous and Jadakiss – closed out the night.
The Brooklyn Night Market event was the latest salvo in an ongoing Def Jam 35 celebration that includes the co-curated Hip-Hop Classics: Def Jam playlist via Spotify, the newly launched Def Jam: Essentials playlist via Apple Music, the revival of the original signature Def Jam “varsity” jacket and capsule collection via streetwear giant KITH, the forthcoming Tony Touch mixtape documentary feature “From Scratch,” an experiential activation at ComplexCon Long Beach, and much more.
Stay tuned for more on Def Jam 35…
Interscope Records Hosts 5th Annual Coachella House
Interscope Records hosted its annual Coachella House Party on Saturday, April 13th at a luxury estate in Palm Springs, California. Billie Eillish, Benny Blanco, Cuco, Liam Payne, Tierra Whack, Ama Lou and more joined tastemakers and industry elite for a day in the sun, celebrating one of music’s biggest weekends. The party — sponsored by Marriott Bonvoy, Dosist, Lyft, Prive Revaux, Mad Tasty, LA Tourism, RTA, Heineken, and Gaiam Tea — was catered by Chef Stefanie Izard from Girl & The Goat.
Grand Opening of Regatta Village marks start of the countdown to 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
Boats are arriving, teams gathering, serious sailing and race tactics discussed and evening plans for serious fun prepared as the countdown to the start of the 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta continues with the Grand Opening of the Regatta Village.
Organisers, volunteers, local residents and competitors gathered to witness Race Director Paul Miller formally launch this year’s event, slicing the cork off a bottle of champagne in flamboyant style. Robbie Ferron, one of the founders of the Regatta and a former Commodore of St. Maarten Yacht Club said this year’s event “welcomed in a new era.” He was joined by another former Commodore, Ian Hope Ross, who said, “This year is a highlight for next year’s 40th, and we welcome old friends and new.”
A key event on the Caribbean race schedule, the regatta attracts some of the world’s elite sailors and crews, with fast and furious racing in monohulls, maxis and multihulls with six races held over four days. For those looking for a more relaxed experience, the “Island Time Class” designed for cruisers, offers one race a day, ensuring all the fun of the regatta, without the stress!
Part of the attraction of this regatta is in its variety, both in size of boat, origin and aspirations. Some of the world’s most elite performance race boats, such as Polish-entered Varsovie, a Swan 100S will be racing head to head against Umiko. This stunning Nautor Swan Frers 80 is skippered by yacht broker Bill Titus with a crew that collectively have raced in 150 St. Maarten Heineken Regattas, but this is the first time on Umiko. Bill comments, “I first raced in St. Maarten in 1993. The balance of serious sailing, warm waters and lifestyle draws me back and it is great to see the regatta still appealing to professional and amateur sailors from across the world. It’s about having fun together as a team out on the water in a beautiful yacht.”
Some of the tightest and most competitive racing, says Race Director Paul Miller, will be in the CSA 3 (Performance 40) group with 11 entries; meanwhile the five boats from Poland, including Sailing Poland, the Volvo Ocean 65 formerly known as MAPFRE, will be head to head against I love Poland, a Volvo Open 70. Both these boats demonstrate Poland’s commitment to developing young and promising sailors from Olympic classes into a regular professional Sailing Poland Race Team. “To acquire this boat [Sailing Poland] was a step forward in our mission to become one of the largest sailing organisations in Poland,” said Piotr Zygo, Sailing Poland’s CEO.
At the other end of the scale, the St Maarten Heineken Regatta attracts families and cruising sailors, some of whom are en route to other destinations. Dobro Dani, an Elan 434 owned by Jason and Roberta Bowman, are exactly halfway in their journey from Croatia to Vancouver. “We are really looking forward to the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, and excited to be racing our boat in the Caribbean,” said Jason. “We’re looking forward to tradewind round the can sailing and have heard rave reviews of the nightly parties and entertainment.”
On shore, the legendary parties at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta continue to excel this year with festivities continuing long into the night. The Grand Opening saw live music from Remo and the Barbwire Band, with acts during the week including “Queen of Soca” Alison Hinds, Shermanology, Fatman Scoop with the highlight at the final night being The Jacksons, live on stage.
As skipper Trevor Middleton from UK-based Sun Fast 3600 Black Sheep said, “We have never done the regatta before, but the reputation precedes it. It sounds like a good mix of sailing, drinking and parties, what is not to like about that?”
Find out more about the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, St. Maarten and island life here.
Tickets for the regatta parties can be purchased from the St. Maarten Yacht Club.
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About St Maarten Heineken Regatta
Now in its 39th year, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is four days of world-class racing starting on 28th February until the 3rd March 2019. Set in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, sailing is powered by the cooling northeast trade winds and run by an experienced and friendly race team.
To find out more about the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, please visit here.
REPUBLIC RECORDS CELEBRATES THE GRAMMY AWARDS AT SPRING PLACE BEVERLY HILLS
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BARCLAYS CENTER, CÎROC VODKA, CROCS, FIJI WATER, HEINEKEN, & LYFT
GUESTS INCLUDED STEVIE WONDER, JOE JONAS, SOPHIE TURNER, HAILEE STEINFELD, PARIS JACKSON, JAMES BAY, ZEDD, JULIA MICHAELS, SOFIA CARSON AND MORE
In addition to a DJ set from SG Lewis, the event featured attendees such as Alex da Kid, Anthony Ramos, Ashley Tisdale, Avery Lipman, Baby Goth, Brainwash, Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams and Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams, bulow, Conan Gray, Derek Hough, Dinah Jane, Evvie McKinney, Fat Joe, Grey, Hailee Steinfeld, Hill Harper, Jackie Cruz, Jacquees, James Bay, Joe Jonas, Julia Michaels, Keiynan Lonsdale, Kiana Lede, Lil Reek, Macy Gray, Madison Beer, Monica Martin, Monte Lipman, NETSKY, Nina Dobrev, NLE Choppa, Omar Benson Miller, Paris Jackson, Picture This, Ryan Destiny, Sabrina Carpenter, Scotty Pippen, Shay Mitchell, Sofia Carson, Sophie Turner, Stanaj, Stevie Wonder, Zedd and more.
The event was hosted in partnership with Barclays Center, CÎROC Vodka, Crocs, FIJI Water, Heineken, and Lyft
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.
ABOUT SPRING PLACE
Spring Place is an innovative and collaborative workspace and private membership social club. Launched in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood in June of 2016, the club caters to a global community of leading professionals and entrepreneurs shaping the business of contemporary culture. Spring Place regularly hosts events and global conferences with leading partners such as Barneys New York, Google, IMG, Independent Art Fair, TriBeCa Film Festival, and Vanity Fair as well as culinary pop-ups from the world’s best chefs and restaurants including Caviar Kaspia, Casa Cruz, among others. Spring Place comprehensively blends both collaborative and private workspaces with full scale food & beverage social spaces for enjoying and entertaining—that combine the services of a world-class professional office suite, boutique hotel-style amenities, and innovative cultural and wellness programming. Spring Place Beverly Hills, the club’s second location and first West Coast outpost, opened in October of 2018. Future locations will include London, Milan, and Paris. For additional information, please visit www.springplace.com.
Iowa has been named the unofficial capital of Busch Light!
The state loves it so much that last year when one of their teams went on the road to Memphis for a Bowl Game, the Iowan fans drank the city COMPLETELY DRY of Busch Light.
In order to ensure this never happens again, Busch Guy has taken matters into his own hands ahead of the 2018 #ValeroAlamoBowl in San Antonio where Iowa will face-off Washington State.
Busch Guy has pulled out all of the stops to ensure the city is prepared for the onslaught of Busch Light lovers that will be in San Antonio for game day. Not only is Busch Guy making sure that more bars than ever are stocked with Iowans number one beer, but he’ll be reporting live from Texas over the next two days, monitoring beer supplies around the city and responding to fans via @Busch Twitter with the hashtag #BuschSafeHouse.
Check out the Busch Light Response Team on-site in San Antonio here: VIDEO LINK.
The Burbank Beer Festival will take over five blocks of Downtown Burbank with two sessions of craft beer sampling, bringing the best of budget-friendly fun, beautiful scenery and delicious brews to the California beer scene. Session 1 will be from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM with Session 2 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. As an added incentive, attendees who book a room at a Burbank hotel will receive two free tickets to the festival.
The ticket sampling sessions will feature tastings of over 85 craft beers on tap from scores of different breweries including: Lagunitas Brewing Company; Golden Road Brewing; Riley’s Brewing; Mt. Lowe Brewing Co.; Elysian Brewing Co.; Karl Strauss Brewing Company; Lincoln Beer Company; Goose Island Beer Co.; Breckenridge Brewery; Coronado Brewing Co.; Santa Maria Brewing Company; Concrete Jungle Brewing Project; White Claw Hard Seltzer; The Good Cider;Mike’s; Tap It Brewing Co.; Wiretap Brewing; Calidad Beer; The Dude’s Brewing Company;24hour Beer; Baja Brewing Co.; Brewyard Beer Company; Wiens Brewing Co.; Belching Beaver Brewery; and Trustworthy Brewing Co. with more to be announced.
In addition to the two ticketed sampling sessions, the Burbank Beer Festival will include a free street fair with a variety of vendors that will be open to all. DJs and performers will provide entertainment throughout the festival with live musical performances taking place on the main stage located at San Fernando Boulevard and Olive Avenue.
The festival is also a great opportunity to experience Downtown Burbank’s 400 shops and restaurants such as Pampas Grill, Neko Stop, Yard House, and the recently renovated Burbank Town Center featuring Cost Plus World Market, H&M, Carters/Osh Kosh B’Gosh and more. For more information on Downtown Burbank or to make restaurant reservations, please visit www.DTNBUR.com.
About Burbank Beer Festival
Fall Street Fair hours are from from 12:00 noon to 7:30 PM, and entry is free and open to the public. Tickets are $10-$45 and include a tasting glass and 3 ounce craft beer samples from more than 85 beers on tap. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter the festival’s beer tasting blocks and to consume alcohol. Tickets will also be sold at the door while supplies last. Entry to the street fair portion of the event is open to all and free of charge. For more information, please visit www.BurbankBeerFestival.com or www.dtnbur.com.