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Ben Zaidi, 360 magazine

Ben Zaidi

‘Sultry singer performs with perfection.’ 360 MAGAZINE

Ben Zaidi‘s music combines the lyrical sharpness of spoken-word poetry with the soft lushness of electronica. Written and produced by himeslf in his bedroom, his songs bleed with the intimacy of a private journal.

Growing up in Seattle, Zaidi was surrounded by the natural serenity of the Pacific Northwest. While still in high school he began writing songs that caught the attention of local record labels and, ultimately, Harvard University, where he enrolled to study music and poetry. In his dorm room he honed an individual sound that blended the confessional songwriting of Blue-period Joni Mitchell with the sonic minimalism of James Blake.

He developed a following online, relocated to New York City, and within months had sold out back-to-back shows at Rockwood Music Hall. The independently released single ‘Like It Was Nothing’ soon followed and shot to #2 on the iTunes Electronic Charts. Doors began opening, and Zaidi soon found himself in the studio with artists and producers he’d dreamed of working with, and headlining a packed show at Baby’s All Right.

As his music has expanded outward, Zaidi’s pen has turned inward––examining the self and its relationship to the outside world with unflinching honesty. His meditations on love, loss, and solitude in the digital age often point to the paradox that the more connected we have become, the more isolated and lonely we can feel. But, whether listening on headphones or at one of his intimate live shows, it is the familiarity of these feelings that pulls us right into the bedroom alongside him.

Nightingale Plaza, la, 360 MAGAZINE, boohoo.com

Boohoo.com Launch

Big celebs joined the launch event, including Sofia Richie, Elsa Hosk, Romee Strijd, Josephine Skriver, Jasmine Tookes, Yvonne Simone, Josie Canseco.

International online fashion retailer, boohoo.com, celebrated the launch of their Holiday 2019 Campaign with global supermodels Elsa Hosk, Romee Strijd, Josephine Skriver, Jasmine Tookes & Yvonne Simone at L.A. hotspot, Nightingale Plaza.

The fabulous cast of models joined boohoo in bringing holiday spirit to the Hollywood Hills for the ultimate night out that ended with a surprise performance by iconic DJ and producer, Diplo. Glamorous and alluring, the Nightingale Plaza set the stage for an intoxicating evening of music and dancing.

Welcomed by Vegas showgirls, guests entered through a light tunnel placing them into the campaign on Fremont Street, to elegant bars with glittering chandeliers and a private lounge adorned in leather and velvet encapsulating the luxe holiday campaign. Bringing Vegas to L.A. with Casino boohoo, guests played their hands at poker and roulette tables, tested their luck on slot machines, and were enchanted as a suspended aerialist performed above them.

Notable attendees like Sofia RichieParis HiltonJosie CansecoMaura HigginsDelilah BelleAmelia GrayGizelle Oliveiraandmany more were spotted on the red carpet wearing stunning looks from the latest collection before joining friends on the dance floor. The celebration continued well into the night surrounded by top celebrities, influencers, and members of the press.

The new Holiday Collection – available globally on November 7th – boasts billowing sleeved mini dresses, feathered skirts, sparkling two-piece sets, striking colors, faux furs, and more sexy styles. The product ranges from $20 – $120 and is available in US sizes 2-20 at boohoo.com.

High School Musical, tv series, soundtrack, Disney, 360 MAGAZINE

High School Musical

The soundtrack from the highly-anticipated Disney+ “High School Musical:  The Musical: The Series” will be available for pre-order beginning tomorrow, November 8. The Disney+ series will generate over 40 pieces of music and content.  The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series cast members penned two of the new songs for the Walt Disney Records OST. “Just A Moment” (airing January 3, 2020) was co-written by Joshua Bassett (Ricky) and Olivia Rodrigo (Nini) as well as Dan Book, who also produced the track. “All I Want” was written by Olivia Rodrigo and is set to air November 29. 

Following the initial roll-out, every Wednesday, Walt Disney Records will release a new single on all services as well as a companion lyric video on Disney Music VEVO.  Lift videos will be available the same Friday an episode premieres on Disney+. The full soundtrack will be available January 10, 2020. 

The cadence of song and video releases starts off with a few key dates:

November 1 – The first single and official music video, “The Medley, The Mashup,” was released.

November 8 – The cast of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” performs on the #1 morning show, ABC’s Good Morning America.  The same evening, the premiere episode airs on ABC, Freeform and Disney Channel. Immediately after the premiere episode airs, “I Think I Kinda, You Know” and “The Start of Something New” singles and lift videos will be available on Disney Music VEVO.  The singles will be available with the store turn, with the lift videos timed to the airing of each new episode.  The acoustic version of “Born To Be Brave” will be available on Disney Music VEVO as well. 

November 9 – The cast returns to ABC’s Good Morning America Weekend to talk about the first episode. Instructional videos of cast members Rodrigo and Bassett teaching “I Think I Kinda, You Know” on ukulele and guitar, respectively, will be available.

November 11 – The acoustic video of “Start of Something New” will be available.  

November 12 – Disney+ launches, and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” premieres on the platform.  The lyric video for “I Think I Kinda, You Know” will be available along with the “Wondering” single and lyric video.  

November 15 – The second episode premieres on Disney+, and the “Wondering” lift video will be available on Disney Music VEVO.
The track listing for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series:  The Soundtrack blends new versions of fan favorite “High School Musical” songs – including some medleys, some acoustic and some instrumental numbers – with new songs.  Some of the musical numbers in the series are even performed live by the cast.  All the tracks and video content will be rolling out on VEVO throughout the series.  

Just For A Moment 
The High School Musical franchise was born in 2006, when Disney Channel aired the first “High School Musical” movie. For two consecutive years, “High School Musical” (2006) and “High School Musical 2” (2007) were ranked the #1 best-selling albums globally, according to the IFPI, marking the first time one franchise topped the chart for two years in a row.  To date, the “High School Musical” soundtracks have sold over 26 million units and over 16 million albums worldwide.  An unprecedented nine original songs from the “High School Musical” soundtrack entered Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart, with five tracks in the Top 40.  An unprecedented nine original songs from the “High School Musical” franchise broke onto Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart; five of those in the top 40.  Steven Vincent, Vice President of Music and Soundtracks for Disney Channel Worldwide said, “This soundtrack has all the nostalgic fan favorites from the movies with a modern twist, as well as fantastic contagious new series songs.  The new cast is infinitely talented, and bring great energy in telling this new story.”

Starring an exciting, multitalented cast, the scripted Disney+ series introduces 10 main characters:  Nini (Rodrigo), Ricky (Bassett), Gina (Sofia Wylie), E.J. (Matt Cornett), Ashlyn (Julia Lester), Kourtney (Dara Renee’), Carlos (Frankie Rodriguez), Big Red (Larry Saperstein), Miss Jenn (Kate Reinders) and Mr. Mazzara (Mark St. Cyr) – a group of drama students and faculty members at East High, the Utah high school where the original “High School Musical” movie was filmed.  Through the course of 10 episodes, these characters count down from auditions to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.” They have budding romances, faltering friendships and harsh rivalries as they experience the transformative power that only high school theatre and music can provide.  

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” was created by Tim Federle (Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated “Ferdinand”) who also wrote the first episode.  The first episode was directed by Tamra Davis.  The series is executive produced by Federle, Oliver Goldstick and two-time Emmy Award-winning “High School Musical” executive producers Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush.  

About Disney+

Launching on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Disney+ will be the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, together, for the first time. The direct-to-consumer streaming service will offer ad-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content.  In addition to “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” other original programming available at launch includes “The Mandalorian,” “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” and “Encore!” and films “Lady and the Tramp” and “Noelle.”  Visit DisneyPlus.com to learn more.

Pre-order the soundtrack HEREListen to the playlist HEREDisney Music VEVO HERE @HighSchoolMusicalSeries @DisneyPlus

perfect harmony, nbc, comedy, 360 MAGAZINE

MUSIC FROM THE NBC COMEDY HIT “PERFECT HARMONY”

AVAILABLE NOW FOR DOWNLOAD ON ALL DIGITAL STREAMING PLATFORMS

Fans of the NBC Thursday night comedy hit “Perfect Harmony” will now be able to download the cast performances of timeless hits they’ve enjoyed from the TV series on all digital platforms, it was announced today by Hollywood Records and Fox Music. Starring Emmy Award-winning actor Bradley Whitford and Anna Camp, “Perfect Harmony” regularly features new performances of timeless classics sung by the show’s cast, which will now be released digitally as “The Perfect Harmony EP” on a weekly basis. “Perfect Harmony” airs Thursdays at 8:30pm ET/PT on NBC.  


 “Perfect Harmony” is a half-hour comedy about finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. When former Princeton music professor Arthur Cochran (Bradley Whitford, “The West Wing”) unexpectedly stumbles into choir practice at a small-town church, he finds a group of singers that are out of tune in more ways than one. Despite the ultimate clash of sensibilities, Arthur and his newfound cohorts may just be the perfect mix of individuals to help each other reinvent and rediscover a little happiness, just when they all need it most.

Please visit the official show site at: www.nbc.com/perfect-harmony

Stream the “Perfect Harmony” playlist here:  https://hollywoodrecs.co/PerfectHarmony

O'Gara Coach, LA, Formula 1, Hollywood, 360 MAGAZINE, Robert Grubbs

O’Gara Coach × Formula 1

This week marked the first-time Los Angeles has played host to a Formula 1 event. The Formula 1 Hollywood Ride of Fame took place on a closed down Hollywood Blvd over the course of two days, beginning Tuesday, October 29th, and ending on Wednesday 30th. Leading luxury car dealership group, O’Gara Coach Beverly Hills, sponsored the event as well as provided three of the participating vehicles, a McLaren GT4, McLaren 600LT, and an Aston Martin DBS.

“We’re very excited to welcome the Formula 1 family to Los Angeles and introduce the city to the pinnacle series of racing! We are particularly happy to have the Aston Martin Red Bull team here to tear up the streets on Hollywood Blvd and O’Gara is thrilled to also be a part of the show and excite the fans alongside F1.”
– Rhys Edwards, Executive Director of Marketing at O’Gara Coach

Formula 1 kicked off the event by featuring a static display of past and present F1 cars, giving enthusiasts the opportunity to take an up-close and personal look at the vehicles. The O’Gara Coach vehicles were also on display at this time, garnering attention from the crowds hoping to snap a photo and peek at the models. By 4 pm on Wednesday, the live festivities officially began and thousands of spectators were lined up on Hollywood Blvd to watch the live show. O’Gara kicked off the show by driving their cars through the track driven by world-class professionals including Parris Mullins, Mark Proto, and Geoff Reeves. The crowd was mesmerized as these dazzling vehicles exhibited a true pinnacle of supercars in the hustle and bustle of Hollywood Blvd. Following O’Gara’s presentation, Red Bull provided an extravagant display of dare devil’s parachuting from the sky to arrive right on the track, stunt bikers, and acrobats. As a special delight, a live orchestra led by composer Brian Tyler performed the F1 theme song.

Wednesday also featured demonstrations from three Formula 1 world champions Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen. The trio was accompanied by their respective teams; Mercedes AMG Petronas Racing, Renault F1, and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, before heading to Austin Texas to compete in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. All three riders also took part in an inaugural “F1 Donut Competition”, and with the help of the crowd, guest judge Brian Tyler chose Valterri as the champion. To close out the festivities all three world champion riders took to the track and all completed donuts with their race cars at the same time. Safe to say, the crowd went wild!

The McLaren 570S GT4 is a full competition specification GT4 car that is ready to race straight from the factory. The new McLaren 600LT builds on the agility and the purity of the 570S, its detailed connection to the road, and imbues it with the raw thrills and exhilarating performance that only a McLaren “Longtail” can deliver. The Aston Martin DBS has long signified the utmost in elegance and speed, comfort and performance. The shape is unmistakably Aston Martin, but stronger, broader, and more muscular than ever, not as a stylish whim but to cool and control the most powerful machine Aston Martin has ever produced.

About O’Gara Coach

O’Gara Coach, established in 1976, has served Southern California for more than 42 years, with locations in Beverly Hills, La Jolla, and Westlake Village. O’Gara Coach is a factory-authorized dealer for Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Automobil Pininfarina, Bentley, Bugatti, Genesis, Karma, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, Rimac and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Through unparalleled performance, O’Gara Coach has become respected as one of the largest and most prestigious dealer groups in the entire world. http://www.ogaracoach.com

Photo credit: Robert Grubbs.

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER

Directed by Beniamino Barrese


The critically acclaimed documentary on legendary model-turned-activist Benedetta Barzini

Opens NY on DEC 6 at QUAD CINEMA & LA on Dec 13 at LAEMMLE MONICA

Upcoming screenings & QA’s w/Beniamino Barrese & Benedetta Barzini:

NY – Nov 16 at MoMI

LA – DEADLINE’s “For the Love of Docs” on NOV 19 at THE LANDMARK

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, Hot Docs, Frameline


Benedetta Barzini wants to disappear. An iconic fashion model in the 1960s, she became a muse to Warhol, Dali, Penn and Avedon. As a radical feminist in the 1970s, she fought for the rights and emancipation of women. But at the age of 75, she is fed up with all the roles that life has imposed upon her and decides to leave everything and everybody behind, to disappear to a place as far as possible from the gaze of the camera. Only her son Beniamino is permitted to witness her journey. Having filmed her since he was a child in spite of all her resistance, he now wants to make a film about her, to keep her close for as long as possible — or, at least, as long as his camera keeps running. The making of the film turns into a battle between mother and son, a stubborn fight to capture the ultimate image of Benedetta — that of her liberation.

WATCH TRAILER HERE.

Italy / 94 Minutes / 1.85:1 / DCP / Color

In English and Italian with English subtitles


Machine Gun Kelly, Hollywood Whore, Halloween, 360 MAGAZINE, Interscope Records

MGK × Halloween

Machine Gun Kelly (EST 19XX/Interscope Records) presents the haunting video for his emotional song, “Glass House.” The riveting track showcases a spiraling MGK, who pays homage to everything from his life trials to late industry peers; including, Mac Miller, Nipsey Hussle and Chester Bennington. Director Jordan Wozy follows the dark lyrics with haunting visuals of MGK and Naomi trapped in a burning car; leaving the viewer to contemplate whether the incident is an accident or wildly premeditated. “Glass House” appears on MGK’s latest studio album, Hotel Diablo, alongside tracks “Candy” featuring Trippie Redd, “el diablo” and “I Think I’m OKAY” featuring Yungblud and Blink 182’s Travis Barker. Watch the video for “Glass House” HERE.

MGK has spent the year serving fans with a slew of new releases. He recently invited viewers on an intense journey with the visual for his track “5:3666” featuring Phem. He has brought his high, charismatic energy on the road, during performances his widely praised Hotel Diablo World Tour; a two-part endeavor which recently wrapped in Moscow, in late September. He also gained much recognition during his annual EST Fest, which took place in Butler, OH this August. Machine Gun Kelly is currently on tour with Young Thug, co-headlining the Justin Bieber Big Tour which is set to wrap in Los Angeles on November 18.

For more information visit www.machinegunkelly.com 
 

Machine Gun Kelly Hotel Diablo Album
Retail: https://smarturl.it/HotelDiabloMGK
Video: https://smarturl.it/GlassHouseVid

Anthony Ramos, Hamilton, Vogue, Republic Records, 360 MAGAZINE

Anthony Ramos Debut Album

Anthony’s debut sizzles like his looks and lyrics.‘ – 360 MAGAZINE

Anthony Ramos (Rah-mos) unveils his anxiously awaited debut album, The Good & The Bad.
 
Get The Good & The Bad HERE via Republic Records.
 
To celebrate the album dropping, RAMOS released a brand-new live performance video for fans of one of the standouts from the album, “Relationship.”
 
Watch “Relationship” Live from OMEARA London HERE.
 
RAMOS kicked off the arrival of the release earlier this week with a dynamic performance of his single “Mind Over Matter” on The Late Late Show with James Corden [Watch HERE]. He also received early press acclaim with high-profile features in Vogue, Elle, and more, with Billboard and People both proclaiming him among their “Ones To Watch.”  Additionally, he joined Elvis Duran and The Morning Show on-air to listen to his song played on the radio for the first time.  Duran praised the artist’s vulnerability and storytelling, culminating in an emotional on-air moment that didn’t leave a dry eye in the house.  
 
Check out the Elvis Duran and The Morning Show interview HERE.
 
RAMOS also dropped by the YouTube Space this week where he gave a live performance and participated in a Q&A moderated by celebrated director Jon M Chu [Crazy Rich Asians]—who directed Ramos alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda in the upcoming 2020 film In the Heights.
 
In support of the album release, RAMOS will kick off his first ever headline run, “The Good & The Bad Tour” on November 1 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL. The tour rolls through major markets across North America, including New York, Miami and Los Angeles, until its conclusion at Imperial in Vancouver November 19. Check out the full itinerary and details below.
 
Experience The Good & The Bad now.
 
Get tickets HERE.
 
Born and raised in Bushwick and of Puerto Rican descent, Anthony Ramos first made his mark originating the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the TONY® and GRAMMY® Award-winning Broadway smash Hamilton.  In 2018, Ramos ignited his music career as an independent solo artist on his own terms. Not only did he lend his voice to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” benefit single, but he also began architecting a sharp and soulful signature take on contemporary music. He teamed up with producer Will Wells [Logic, Pentatonix] for The Freedom EP, which garnered acclaim from Billboard and many others.
 
In 2018, Ramos appeared in the Academy Award-winning film A Star Is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper and starring Lady Gaga where he played ‘Ally’s’ (GaGa) best friend. Most recently, he starred in the critically-acclaimed Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, created by Spike Lee, based on his 1986 film.
 
Next up, Ramos will grace the screen once again as the lead role in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s highly-anticipated ‘In the Heights’ movie directed by Jon M. Chu for Warner Bros to be released in June 2020.

Anthony Ramos The Good & The Bad | ALBUM
 
Anthony Ramos “Mind Over Matter” Video

Anthony Ramos – The Good & The Bad – Video Link

dave east, 360 MAGAZINE, survival album

Dave East × Godfather 4

Meteoric Harlem rapper, model and actor Dave East drops “Godfather 4” today, newest advance track from SURVIVAL, his long-awaited debut album set to arrive on November 8th via Def Jam Record­­ings/Mass Appeal Records. “Godfather 4,” features Nas, production by Green Lantern and also features celebrated New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels, and equally famed jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold. The new single follows up “Alone” featuring Jacquees, which was released earlier this month.
WATCH THE SURVIVAL ALBUM TRAILER HERE
LISTEN TO “GODFATHER 4” HERE
LISTEN TO “ALONE” FEATURING JACQUEES HERE
Coinciding with the release of “Godfather 4,” Dave East’s D2C store is also launching today.  Items purchased online at the store, including hoodies, tees, shorts, cellphone cases, and so on, will include a digital download of SURVIVAL. Go to: https://shop.daveeastmusic.com

As the 14-day countdown to the release of SURVIVAL gets underway, tickets continue to sell-out quickly to the first leg of U.S. and European dates on the Dave East Survival Tour Part 1, opening November 22nd at the Masquerade in Atlanta.  After one week of U.S. shows, the tour moves to the UK and Europe. (Please see tour dates below.)

SURVIVAL follows up Survival Pacc,’ Dave East’s two-song summer EP, which comprised “Wanna be a G” featuring Max B, and “Everyday” featuring Gunna.  The menacing video for “Everyday,” directed by Andrew Sandler, features Dave East at a high stakes poker game, intercut with Gunna trading bars with East in a dimly lit room – watch it HERE.

Dave East’s Def Jam/Mass Appeal saga took off in August 2017 with the release of his lauded mixtape,Paranoia: A True Story. The 13-track mixtape gained traction behind Dave’s Def Jam debut single“Perfect” featuring Chris Brown, whose VIDEO boasts more than 40 million combined YouTube views of to date.

Isabela Merced ,Republic Records , 360 MAGAZINE

Isabel Merced × Papi

“‘Papi’ goes hard. Another Latin banger for the books.” – 360 MAGAZINE

Isabela Merced introduces her solo music with the brand new single “Papi.” Get it HERE via Republic Records.

“It’s a blend of everything that inspires me,” Isabela describes her music. “I’m very influenced by Latin music like salsa, reggaeton, cumbia, and bachata. I’m experimenting with instruments and sounds from Peru, because they’re beautiful yet untouched by the mainstream. There’s also an energy and edge that comes from urban and rhythmic. It’s a new take on Latin pop with my own Peruvian spice and attitude. I’m welcoming everyone into my story.”

The new single was co-written by Isabela, who worked with Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo [“Despacito”] as co-writers and producers, co-writer Kennedi Lykken [Ariana Grande, Jonas Brothers], in addition to being co-written and executive produced by none other than powerhouse Justin Tranter [Justin Bieber, Julia Michaels].  Isabela arrives with an undeniable anthem topped off by Latin flavor and passionate pop prowess. Integrating Spanish and English, she fluidly writes lyrics similar to how she speaks—in bilingual fashion—making the music reflective of her voice and fitting what feels right in the moment.

“Papi” also kicks off her career as a solo musician under the name Isabela Merced—a tribute to her grandmother Yolanda Merced and her Peruvian heritage.

Merging a bold attitude, uncompromising spirit, unassuming pop appeal, and Latin melodies, 18-year-old singer and songwriter Isabela Merced turns up with an undeniable, unmatched, and universal sound of her own. Born in Ohio to a Peruvian mother and American father, she learned to speak Spanish before English and gravitated to Latin as well as classical and pop. Around the same time, she fell in love with The Wizard of Oz, watching it on repeat and developing an ambition to act. She fulfilled this ambition at 10-years-old with her Broadway debut in Evita under her birth name Isabela Moner. Critically acclaimed roles followed in everything from blockbusters such as Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Instant Family to a starring turn as the title character of Dora and the Lost City of Gold and in NETFLIX’s much-anticipated Let it Snow. Simultaneously, she honed her chops as a vocalist and picked up piano and ukulele. Making waves throughout 2018, Isabela contributed “I’ll Stay” to the Instant Family soundtrack and joined Sebastian Yatra for “My Only One (No Hay Nadie Más),” which amassed over 27 million Spotify streams. Signed to Republic Records, she makes her official debut as Isabela Merced with “Papi” in 2019.