Phony Ppl recently unleased their new album mō’zā-ik (300 Entertainment), the follow-up to 2015 Yesterday’s Tomorrow. Blending soul, funk, R&B and more, each song on the 11-track set plays as an extended jam between five musicians playing at their peak and garnered attention from the likes of NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and NYLON, who called the album “ethereal as hell.”
Recently, the Brooklyn-based quintet release the dizzying visuals for their song, “Way Too Far.” Directed by Joe Well who has directed videos for Kendrick Lamar, YG, Puff Daddy, and The Internet, the production company who produced the video–Pyscho Films–recently produced the video for Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar– “Wow Freestyle” as well as Aminé–“Reel It In.” The video follows the band and gives us a window into their world, and features cameos by Briana Shanee Wilson (Influencer/Entrepreneur/Creator of Matte Brand) and Patrick Paige II of The Internet.
The new record was met with rave reviews, with the band making Rolling Stone’s 2018 Hot List, with David Fricke noting how they are “ready for the world with mō’zā-ik. NPR Music premiered the album via First Listen, calling it a “stepping stone for the Brooklyn Band as a subconcious vacation for the listener while moving through the world…or maybe even a retreat from it.” The collection was also featured on NPR’s ‘New Music Friday– 8 Albums You Should Hear Now.’ Pitchfork added mō’zā-ik to their ‘5 Best New Rap Songs’ list, raging about how “the group mashes so well” and “every element of their sound complements the other.” The band also appeared on MTV’s TRL, were interviewed on Sway In The Morning, are currently the face of Spotify’s Newness Playlist, and were featured as Artist of the Week by both TIDAL and Soundcloud.
The band are currently supporting Pusha T on the second leg of his Daytona Tour wrapping up with two shows in their home town at Irving Plaza in New York, and will also be playing a headlining show at Mercury Lounge December 28, with tickets on sale Nov. 20th. See below for full tour routing.
- November 19 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland*
- November 20 – Toronto, Canada @ The Danforth BIA*
- November 21 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring*
- November 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore*
- November 24 – Richmond, VA @ The National*
- November 25 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*
- November 26 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*
- December 28 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
*with Pusha T
‘MŌ’ZĀ-IK’ TRACK LIST
- Way Too Far
- Once You Say Hello
- somethinG about your love
- Cookie Crumble
- the Colours
- One Man Band
- Think You’re Mine
- Move Her Mind
- Before You Get a Boyfriend
- Either Way
- on everythinG iii love
Def Jam Recordings artist Bibi Bourelly, who reigns as one of today’s most talked-about performers and in-demand songwriters, returns to the front line with a new track and video released today, “Writer’s Song.” The track will be included on Bibi’s upcoming project, details to be announced in the weeks ahead.
“Writer’s Song” is the first new music from Bibi Bourelly since Boy (In Studio) (August 2017), a 4-song EP of live studio recordings that delved into boy/relationships through the prism of Bibi’s life, in and out of the spotlight. With each track, she shared anecdotes and insights. Fans were treated to a preview of the live EP format during Bibi’s summer festival dates at Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, Osheaga, Austin City Limits, Voodoo, Music Midtown, and other markets.
Bibi, whose career-defining single “Ego” reached Top 5 on the Spotify Viral 50, and on 12 independent country charts including the U.S. (at #3), Canada (#7), and the UK (#9), was the subject of a memorable page 1 Arts profile in the New York Times in May 2016. She continued to dominate the conversation with her song “Ballin” which charted at #12 in urban radio followed by TV appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Late Late Show with James Corden, the BET Awards, as well as features in major magazines such asInterview, Elle, Glamour, Billboard, Essence, The Fader, and many more. The video for “Ego,” filmed in Berlin, has surpassed over 2 millionYouTube views to date and “Ballin” video has surpassed over 2.4 millionYouTube views to date.
Vice President of Abell Auction Company, Todd Schireson, gives a one-on-one personal interview regarding his business as well as his family’s legacy.
Q: How does one become a curator for an auction?
A: Although I have a BA Degree in Business/Economics, I grew up surrounded by antiques and fine art through the family business. I started taking an interest in design, and knew that I wanted to work in the art world.
Q: When did you realize that you wanted to continue your family’s legacy?
A: I was working in high-end residential management and was fortunate enough to work closely with some of the most important interior designers of the day. I became increasingly passionate about art and design, and started taking more of an interest in the auction business. My grandfather and father were both co-owners of the family auction house and it was a natural step to take in my mid-twenties.
Q: What type of research have you conducted in order to keep your pulse on the millennial consumer?
A: My research comes from years of experience as an auctioneer watching what different age groups are buying. We have changed our business format to encompass more millennial buyers. We hold specialty auctions, especially featuring more mid-century and luxury goods to accommodate that market.
Q: Do you consider yourself a philanthropist? Does any of your proceeds at your auction go towards any humanitarian efforts?
A: All of the auctioneers at Abell including myself donate our time to doing charitable auction events. I recently served as an auctioneer for the Jane Goodall foundation charity auction, and have done cancer foundation auctions as well.
Q: Describe your most eclectic find for this youthful market segment?
A: Every so often we come across really fun estates in Southern California. One estate that a youthful market responded well to was a single-owner men’s sneaker collection. We sold more than 200 pairs of collectible, new, in-box sneakers.
Q: How do you select a location for your pop-up engagements?
A: We selected a location based off of a diverse, younger, affluent market. We typically use the Venice area for its walkable neighborhood and the educated art community present.
Q: What advice would you give to someone aspiring to be an auctioneer?
A: The main facets of being an auctioneer are obtaining merchandise and selling merchandise. For both you have to know your customer base, know what look is selling, and be educated about any piece that could come across an auction house.
Q: Is there anything you wish us to know about your next endeavors?
A: We are taking a 102-year-old business and bring it into the 21st century by becoming more accessible online, to reach an audience that can’t necessarily be here in person.
Q: Are you tackling other markets besides LA? National? International?
A: We have a solid base in Southern California, but have expanded into Palm Springs, Northern California and Las Vegas. We are an internationally and nationally recognized auction house; our expansion into the international markets has been a result of expanding online.
BOBI ANDONOV UNVEILS ACOUSTIC VIDEO OF FAITHFUL, FROM THE STRIPPED SERIES
Australian alt-pop artist BOBI ANDONOV returns today with the first video from his upcoming Stripped series of acoustic live performances. Premiering on Ladygunn Magazine, the the Andy Madeleine-directed clip sees BOBI deliver a captivating, intensely passionate performance of his latest single, Faithful, which is out now.
Speaking about the new video, BOBI explains, “we wanted to create something dreamy and sensual that would complement the song instead of doing something crazy. Andy Madeleine, the director, had the vision of creating more of a performance video than just a live video in a venue or studio.”
Watch this very special acoustic version of “Faithful” HERE.
Sabrina Carpenter’s “Almost Love” Music Video surpasses 20M views
PERFORMING AT THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 FESTIVAL AUGUST 19TH AND ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA AUGUST 20TH
Watch the video HERE
MARVEL MUSIC AND HOLLYWOOD RECORDS PRESENT MARVEL STUDIOS’ BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA REMIXED EP
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY ON AUGUST 17
Available today from Marvel Music/Hollywood Records is the Black Panther: Wakanda Remixed digital EP, featuring 5 remixes of tracks from the original motion picture soundtrack composed by Grammy nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Gransson. Gransson produced and remixed two of the five tracks, Waterfalls and Black Panther. The Black Panther score soundtrack debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Music chart in its first week of release. Read more HERE.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
MADDIE POPPE PERFORMS “GOING GOING GONE” ON GMA
American Idol winner Maddie Poppe performed her single, “Going Going Gone” on Good Morning America this week. She was also joined by Idol runner-up and boyfriend, Caleb Lee Hutchinson to perform their rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend.” (Watch Here) Both Maddie and Caleb are currently on the road for the American Idol Live! Tour, which continues through mid-September. Tickets available HERE.
Watch her performance of “Going Going Gone” HERE
Watch full interview HERE
IN REAL LIFE HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 9TH JAGMAC TO SUPPORT
In Real Life has announced that JAGMAC will be joining them on their upcoming Tonight Belongs To You tour, which kicks off September 9th in Silver Springs, MD and continues through mid-October ending in Orlando, FL. Radio Disney’s NBT (Next Big Thing), JAGMAC, is a 6 sibling pop group from Baltimore, MD.They burst onto the scene with their current single “Right Back With You.”
Tickets and more info available at inreallifeofficial.com.
In his forthcoming book, STOP MASS HYSTERIA: America’s Insanity From the Salem Witch Trials to the Trump Witch Hunt (on sale October 9, 2018), #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Savage not only deconstructs the Left’s response to traditional American values like borders, language, and culture, but takes the reader on an unprecedented journey through the long history of mass hysteria in the United States. From Christopher Columbus to the Salem witch trials to the so-called “Red Scares” of the 1930s and 40s and much more, Dr. Savage recounts the many times collective insanity—often prompted by sinister politicians with ulterior motives—has gripped the American public.
Dr. Savage provides vital context for the common elements of dozens of outbreaks of mass hysteria in the past, their causes, their short- and long-term effects, and the tactics of the puppet masters who duped gullible masses into fearing threats both real and imagined. By shining a light on the true nature and causes of American mass hysteria in the past, Savage provides an insightful look into who and what is causing dangerous unrest in our lives—and why.
Dr. Savage is available for interviews, and can discuss:
• WHY Americans can be so easily duped into believing unbelievable things
• How the internet has contributed to the polarization of America
• What his callers tell him about the deep divide between themselves and their neighbors
• Moments from history that presage our current crisis
• What we as Americans can do to stop mass hysteria
• And much more
About the Author:
In 2016, after twenty-two years on the air, Michael Savage was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, an honor that Dr. Savage calls “the capstone of my life.” The Savage Nation, the country’s #1 streaming radio show, is one of the top programs in America, with millions of listeners and broadcast on over 230 stations, including WABC and KSFO. A prolific New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Savage has been profiled in Playboy and The New Yorker, and he has been awarded the Freedom of Speech Award from Talkers Magazine. He received his PhD in epidemiology and nutrition sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.
ELLE Canada’s September 2018 issue features Tracee Ellis Ross as our cover star in a high-fashion photo shoot inspired by the best of the fall 2018 runways. In a playful and politically charged interview, Ellis Ross—who was recently nominated for an Emmy for her role on hit sitcom Black-ish—opens up about her love of fashion, growing up with Diana Ross, what she does with her downtime (including her secret to the best salads) and how she really feels about aging.
“I don’t want to feel like I’m hostage to an Instagram version of myself. My belief is that all these lines on my face and neck and the softness in my legs and my body are evidence of a life lived.”
Other issue highlights:
• Trend Report: Every trend we’re obsessed with this fall.
• ELLE Guide: How to create and define your own signature style.
• Feature: Are you being financially unfaithful to your partner?
The September issue of ELLE Canada, featuring Tracee Ellis Ross, hits newsstands on August 6, 2018.
Following his “Never Had Sh!t” European world tour, rapper and songwriter J.I.D has come a long way from making music in Atlanta, Georgia. All thanks to his love and interest for music that in which traces back to when he would listen to his parents’ collection of music that ranged from classic funk to soul LPs.
With the release of his new mix tape “DiCaprio 2” on its way, J.I.D stopped by Fuse to discuss his plans for the future on an all new episode of Mind Massage as part of Fuse’s Hip-Hop at 45 celebration. Check out the clip here to hear J.I.D chat about everything from why Leonardo DiCaprio is his favorite actors to Atlanta Strip clubs.
Since the new mix tape is on its way soon it doesn’t hurt to know what to expect right now, right? J.I.D assures to his fans that “DiCaprio 2” will feature as if it is a movie–a group of stories forming into one. Like a movie you say? Alright, someone heat up the popcorn because we are all dying to hear what he has in stores for us!
So you better watch out world because we’re about to hear some SERIOUS work coming in the near future from the one and only J.I.D.
Story credit: https://www.survivornet.com/
In this Celebrity ASMR interview, singer Alessia Cara explores autonomous sensory meridian response with whispers and sounds. In honor of her songs ‘Sweater Weather’, ‘Here’, and ‘Growing Pains’, her experiences on the Coldplay Tour and at the Grammys, and her role in Moana, Cara plays with a sweater, party streamers, balloons, seashells, her vinyl album ‘Know It All’, and wooden building blocks.
LISTEN TO “GROWING PAINS” HERE: