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2019 BUICK ENVISION

by Vaughn Lowery x Tara McDonough

As of late, we had the chance to witness some of the most brilliant talent in Division 1 college basketball conquer the court during March Madness. Exactly like we saw Gonzaga and Texas Tech soar during the championship, we are seeing a fresh new imprint emerge within the auto industry, Buick. State of the art technology at an arms reach coupled with a feisty yet responsive 2.5L 4-cylnder engine. Starting at $32,990, the Buick’s Envision is certainly poised to become a leader within the luxury compact SUV market, sprinting towards perfect with the manufacturer’s potent DNA underneath it’s skin.

PERFORMANCE
The Buick Envision’s 2.0L turbo engine offers increased vehicle performance of 252 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine and transmission updates produce 0-60 mph acceleration just under a half-second quicker than the 2018 model. The nine-speed automatic transmission matched with 2.0L turbo models and single-rate brake booster allows for improved overall performance which requires less effort. This model highlights a few firsts for Buick such as its first crossover vehicle application of HiPer Strut front suspension and first Active Twin Clutch AWD system.

EXTERIOR
New front and rear fascias, new 18- and 19-inch wheel designs and grille design set this Buick apart from its predecessors. Efficiency-enhancing features including active grille shutters and a structure incorporating mass-reducing high-strength steel, and an aluminum hood. The frame is offered in Envision, Preferred, Essence, Premium I and Premium II trims – in FWD and AWD configurations. Lighting upgrades across all trims include HID headlights standard on 2.5L models, bi-functional LED headlamps on 2.0L turbo models and LED wing signature lights on every model.

INTERIOR
The Buick Envision cabin is made up of Dark Galvanized leather-appointed seats with Ebony interior. Front seats are power-adjustable in eight ways and the sliding, 60/40-split rear seat offers the flexibility of more legroom for those occupying the second row. Also available for the second row are kneeling cushions which enable a flatter load floor while he seat is folded. The interior is equipped with tri-zone climate control with rear-seat controls. These features combined with an in in-vehicle air ionizer for better air quality and active noise cancellation makes the Buick the perfect ride. For easy usage, Buick implements their first english stop/start deactivation switch and passive entry and push-button start with standard remote start

TECHNOLOGY
The Buick shines even brighter when it comes to its new tech enhancements. Accompanying standard inclusions such as heated and ventilated seating, a premium bose sound system, voice command and WiFi hotspot, the Envision implements next-generation wireless charging with wattage capability for fast and efficient charging. Another stand out is the Teen Driver feature which allows parents to set controls, review driving habits and encourage safe driving habits even when they are not in the vehicle.

SAFETY
Premium trims include the Safety Alert Seat, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Following Distance Indicator. Also included are Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert and the Driver Confidence Package, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Surround Vision and Front Automatic Braking.

Look no further in your search for a top of the line SUV; the Buick Envision combines scientific advances with luxury and comfort in this new model. This sleek front runner caters to all levels of drivers from beginners to experts looking for the latest in the auto industry, going beyond expectations.

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KIM VIERA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “HERE FOR YA

Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Kim Viera releases her brand new single “Here For Ya” today in both English and Spanglish.

Listen to “Here For Ya”: HERE

The track is powered by a throwback beat and sultry production, building toward a seismic and soaring refrain carried by Kim’s powerhouse voice. The two versions in English and Spanglish speak to her worldwide appeal.

In many ways, Kim Viera was destined to merge cultures in her music. Growing up of Puerto Rican descent in an artist-friendly New York household, her parents both worked in the entertainment industry. Dad launched, owned, and operated a live production company, and Mom could be heard as a backup singer for Willie Colon, Ruben Bladés, and more. Yearly vacations in Puerto Rico represented that balance as the travel mixtape spanned Selena, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, La India, Sia, Brandy, and Whitney Houston. A vocal powerhouse, she made her introduction on viral hits alongside YouTube mega-star Kurt Schneider in between writing for superstars such as Lil Wayne. In 2016, she landed a major label deal with Republic Records and made waves by contributing “Tribe” to the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 3. This anthem quickly clocked 1.8 million Spotify streams. Along the way, she honed her “American Latina” style and set fire with her single “Como” feat. Daddy Yankee. It exploded as an international smash with 40.8 million cumulative streams and counting, while the music video surpassed 24 million views in under a year. Meanwhile, she garnered acclaim from Billboard and NPR who pegged it among “Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week, upon release, setting the stage for her 2019 anthem “Here For Ya.”

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BÜLOW RELEASES NEW EP CRYSTALLINE OUT NOW

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Award winning and multi-platinum pop iconoclast bülow has released a new EP, Crystalline, out today via Wax Records /Republic Records/Universal Music Canada. Listen to Crystalline HERE.  The new EP will also be available on vinyl and can be pre-ordered HERE.

Crystalline is made up on 7 songs and includes the hit single, “Sweet Little Lies”produced by Mike Wise who previously produced bülow’s smash-hit “Not A Love Song.”The song was written by the 19 year old artist about the the idea of creating false realities and escapes. The EP features multiple producers, including bülow herself who produced the interlude track “Back OFF”. On the new EP Crsytalline, bülow commented, “Through this album I get to relive feelings and emotions I won’t forget even if I want to. They’re out there now for the world to see . I’m proud of this moment and co-creators.”

Watch the video for “Sweet Little Lies” here.

Its been an exciting start to 2019 for bülow who picked up the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2019 JUNO Awards in London, ON. In addition to accepting her first JUNO Award bülow performed a captivating medley of her hit tracks, “Two Punks In Love” and “Not A Love Song” at the annual ceremony. Watch the performance, here.  Bülow made her SXSW debut this year and is set to perform at Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago this summer. Before she takes the stage at the famed music festival, bülow will join Lauv on the Asian leg of his tour this May.

About bülow German-born and Toronto-based pop-iconoclast, bülow, first burst onto the music scene with the release of EPs Damaged Vol. 1 & Damaged Vol. 2, each instantly resonating with critics and new fans alike.  Damaged Vol. 1 included fan favorite and global hit “Not A Love Song” which to date has clocked over 90 million streams and earned praise as “beautifully crafted” (NME), “pop genius” (Noisey), and a “star in the making” (Pigeon & Planes).  Damaged Vol. 2 included “You & Jennifer, “Honor Roll, and buzzworthy “SAD AND BORED, praised by PAPER as, “the perfect pop study in contrasts, and further confirms bülow as an artist to watch with razor-sharp wit to boot.” As well as HillyDilly calling her “one of the brightest new talents in pop.”  Last year, bülow made a splash on the international festival circuit, appearing at both the Electric Picnic and Reading Leeds festivals in Europe.  Although bülow has only just begun her musical journey her accomplishments stand tall as an impressive flag-bearer of things to come.

Evan Konrads “The Long Way Out” Video

EVAN KONRAD SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “THE LONG WAY OUT” ANNOUNCES SPRING TOUR & FESTIVALS

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Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Evan Konrad releases the official video for “The Long Way Out” today.

Check out the video HERE and get the song HERE via LAVA/Republic Records.

An unpredictable anthem teetering between manic energy and cathartic falsetto, the track invites listeners into the artist’s handcrafted sonic world. Produced and performed by Konrad, “The Long Way Out” hinges on an airy beat, haunting vocals, and a seesawing chant—“We take the long way out.”

On the video Konrad said: Originally the treatment for “The Long Way Out Video” was about a visual metaphor for a vanity filled man fighting to escape the chaos of his own mind. Having spent time shooting the video, I began to realize that it was very much a metaphor to my past as an artist, like a prologue to my future. The look, the way I’m dressed, even the style and lyrics of the song all seem to dwell in both an old and new world for me. It wasn’t something I was consciously aware of during the process of shooting. It’s quite a liberating experience to have that documented and showcased in this music video, especially being that It’s my introduction to the world.” On the track Konrad previously said: “The Long Way Out is a journey through the act of letting go, and how romanticized it can be throughout the grieving process. Unable to accept the changes within ourselves, or the changes in another person, as we reach for a connection that no longer exists. I wrote this song to acknowledge and work through this within myself. I want this song to be a beacon of light for anyone who is looking for the same liberation I sought after.” This is just the beginning for Konrad as he just announced new tour dates with Black Pistol Fire and performances at Epicenter Music Festival and Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. See full tour dates below  

Born and raised in Abbotsford, BC Canada, Konrad devoted his entire life to crafting music. Growing up in a house where creativity would be encouraged at every turn, he spent countless hours writing songs and producing. Following stints in the studio and on the road with other artists, he locked himself away in the studio at 26 and commenced work on what would become his forthcoming debut. With nothing more than a demo tape, he caught the attention of LAVA founder Jason Flom who signed him on the spot upon listening to his music, because of the downright mind-blowing songcraft. The best way to describe the music would be Thom Yorke translating Christopher Nolan’s Memento into songs, and even that only scratches the surface.

NIMIC REVENUE RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THERAPY”

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“The true comeback story of the week may very well be pioneering rap label Def Jam, which aims to restore its dominance over the rap game with a compilation of its new, young signings.”UPROXX

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“Def Jam Recordings, the storied label that brought us many legendary artists is ready to usher in its next generation with the new offering Undisputed… the compilation album puts the iconic record label’s roster of new talent on full display.” XXL

“Def Jam is showing off its bright future in Undisputed. Featuring the label’s newest and most talented artists, the compilation album stands as a reassurance that Def Jam’s place in history remains cemented.” HYPEBEAST

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Gabe Kubanda’s “Damn Plans”

Gabe Kubanda’s “Damn Plans” is for Anyone that Doesn’t Have Life Figured Out Yet

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Last month, pop singer/songwriter Gabe Kubanda released his new single “Damn Plans.” Today, you can watch a music video for the track, one that shows how everyone has had a hard time figuring themselves out, no matter the decade. “The video goes through multiple time periods (80’s, 90’s, grunge era, emo era, modern day),” says Kubanda. “We’re all trying to figure ourselves out through the different decades and trying to find our place in the world, whether that be trying to fit in by dressing in the appropriate fashion for the era, or with a certain group of friends, etc. In the end, and after multiple attempts, the guy gets the girl by finally just being himself.” “Damn Plans” is about changing your thought process. Not getting stuck in the hamster wheel of negative “shoulda-coulda-woulda” thoughts and emotions, and learning to be OK with not having everything figured out just yet. Make some new plans and ideas to become the person you want to be. Make some new mistakes and learn from them, but stop repeating those “same mistakes” over and over again.

As an international touring artist, Kubanda knows a thing or two about having big plans. He launched his concert company Epic Proportions Tour in 2011, hitting the road in an old school bus powered by used vegetable oil. The singular goal was to bring national recognition to upcoming bands. Now, surpassing 650 concerts and 22 tours (including the US, Australia, and Europe), Kubanda still finds the time to steadily release catchy, indie-pop gems. Kubanda got his first taste of success after being a featured cast member on VH1 Classic’s: Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp reality show. That experience soon evolved into opportunities to tour/perform at Vans Warped Tour, Summerfest, SXSW, CMJ Festival, NAMM and many more. As if there wasn’t enough on Kubanda’s plate, he recently launched EduMusication, a non-profit program that promotes the importance of music education to high school and college students. The crew spends time inspiring the music students in their classrooms, providing live performances, workshops, and lectures.

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OMB PEEZY “Struggle” ft BOOSIE BADAZZ

OMB PEEZY DROPS “STRUGGLE” MUSIC VIDEO FT. BOOSIE BADAZZ AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING NOW

His voice is so modular and shifty that the betrayal feels lived through” ~ Pitchfork

OMB Peezy, from Mobile, Ala., but living in Sacramento now, is tough but melodic, with a youthfully urgent voice and production that’s indebted to Louisiana and California.” ~ New York Times

OMB Peezy releases telling single “Struggle” featuring Southern rap icon, Boosie Badazz. The comparisons between OMB Peezy and Boosie have been obvious since Peezy’s 2017 emergence onto the music scene. Never the one to shy from paying homage to rap legends that came before him, the Boosie collaboration shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans as Peezy is signed to E-40’s Sick Wid It Records. Gearing up for the highly anticipated release of his new mixtape, “Struggle” follows Peezy’s latest release “No Keys” featuring G-Eazy“You don’t feel my struggle, so you don’t feel my hustle,” Peezy raps.  Both emcees’ pinched lyrical delivery beautifully mesh throughout the production’s low synths. Their undeniable ability of storytelling is the collaborative rap hip-hop needs at the start of 2019. Take a watch and listen to OMB Peezy’s “Struggle” featuring Boosie Badazz and look out for Peezy’s new mixtape coming soon. 

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TALE OF US RETURN TO HÏ IBIZA

TALE OF US RETURN TO HÏ IBIZA FOR MUCH ANTICIPATED AFTERLIFE 2019 RESIDENCY Thursdays at Hï Ibiza from 27 June – 3 October Huge opening party kicks off the season on June 27th with a heavyweight lineup featuring Ben Klock, Maceo Plex, Marcel Dettmann, Mind Against, Rødhåd, Stephan Bodzin (Live) Tale Of Us and Vaal. Early bird tickets from 20€ on sale now at hiibiza.com

Italian techno duo Tale Of Us will return to Hï Ibiza for another season of carefully curated, immersive and forward-thinking Afterlife events. With a reputation for sensory stimulating soundtracks and spectacular production concepts, the season kicks off on June 27th with a suitably sizeable line-up of names from the techno vanguard taking over both rooms of the world class venue.

Afterlife is not just about assembling a list of DJs, it is about Tale Of Us drawing on a wide sphere of artistic influences under their now iconic Afterlife man insignia. Each and every week throughout summer they curate nights of innovative music, complemented by bespoke visuals and lighting, specially designed installations and thought-provoking production that takes you into a brand new party dimension. The attention to detail is unrivalled and the club’s state of the art sound system delivers the music in crystal clear quality so you feel it as well as hear it.

The line-up for the opening party sets a high standard with Stephan Bodzin, one of techno’s most accomplished live performers, bringing the ultimate experience, together with Maceo Plex’s astral sound that has made him one of the most in demand DJs of the day. Add in Afterlife regulars Mind Against and the hosts Tale Of Us and you have a truly comprehensive night of dance music. In the Club Room, Berghain icons Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann bring linear, hypnotic and widescreen takes on techno. Dystopian label boss Rødhåd brings his dark and atmospheric style, after Afterlife label artist Vaal has set the tone.

The full season line-ups will be revealed soon, but rest assured they draw on many facets of house and techno from the day’s key players, best live acts, hottest new names and most valued pioneers – an eclectic mix of returning favourites and debutants.

Running every Thursday from the 27th June right through to the 3rd October, Afterlife 2019 is set to once again confirm that Tale Of Us are not only scene-leading DJs and producers, but also skilled and artistic curators with an ear for the ultimate party experience. Early Bird tickets are on sale now, priced at 20€. To book visit hiibiza.com.

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“All You Need To Know” Gryffin & Slander ft. Calle Lehmann

“ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW” BY GRYFFIN & SLANDER FT. CALLE LEHMANN OUT TODAY

GRYFFIN’S DEBUT ALBUM ‘GRAVITY’ DUE OUT LATER THIS SUMMER

L.A. BASED ARTIST/PRODUCER TO APPEAR AT COACHELLA NEXT MONTH.

Los Angeles-based artist/producer Gryffin and L.A.-based production duo SLANDER have teamed up for a stunning new single called “All You Need to Know” ft. Calle Lehmann. The track is the first new release from Gryffin’s forthcoming debut album “Gravity”, due out this summer via Darkroom/Geffen Records, and is his first collaboration with the fan-favorite bass artists and Gud Vibrations label co-owners. With its warm textures and hypnotic drop, “All You Need to Know” perfectly merges Gryffin’s melodic genius and SLANDER’s artful basslines and immaculate sound design. Listen HERE.

Swedish singer/songwriter Calle Lehmann infuses each line with his undeniably lovely vocals, resulting in a track that’s soaring and euphoric. In December, Gryffin released “Gravity Pt. 1” — a six-song EP that marks the first half of his debut album. “Gravity Pt. 1″ features a number of hit singles, including “Bye Bye” ft. Ivy Adara, which amassed nearly a million streams on Spotify in just one week, and appeared on coveted playlists like New Music Friday and Best of the Week. SLANDER recently released their “Kneel Before Me” with Crankdat featuring heavy metal band Asking Alexandria, and 3-track “The Headbangers Ball” EP. They kicked off the new year with the release of their blissful, chill-bass track “First Time” with Seven Lions, Dabin, featuring Dylan Matthew. Having recently completed “The Gravity Tour” — his biggest North American headlining run to date — Gryffin has a series of major festival dates lined up for this spring and summer, including his highly anticipated second appearance at Coachella. At the end of 2018, SLANDER embarked on their headlining “The Headbangers Ball” North American tour, selling out each date including two shows at the esteemed Hollywood Palladium on January 11th and 12th. The duo was also featured on the cover of LA Weekly the very same month. See full list of tour dates below.

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Gryffin got his start in music as a classically trained pianist and guitarist and also played in several bands. After receiving an electrical engineering degree from the University of Southern California, he pursued a path in music production, drawing equally from his carefully honed musicality and edgy ingenuity. Gryffin made his breakthrough in 2016 with two singles showcasing his melodic take on dance music: “Heading Home” ft. Josef Salvat (which shot to #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts) and the Bipolar Sunshine collaboration “Whole Heart.” In addition, his 2017 smash single “Feel Good” — with Illenium and featuring Daya — peaked at #18 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts. Gryffin’s recent triumphs include “Tie Me Down” ft. Elley Duhé (an August release that hit #2 on the Spotify US Viral Chart and #9 on the Global Viral Chart, with over 80 million streams to date) and “Remember” ft. Zohara (a November release that garnered 6.5 million streams in its first few weeks and earned support from Tiesto, who featured the track on an Instagram story).

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After building a mint name for themselves through jaw-dropping original productions and massive collaborations with NGHTMRE, SLANDER has added “label heads” to their resume. The LA-based duo recently turned their popular Gud Vibrations brand into an official record label with good friend NGHTMRE, ensuring their legions of fans that their famous good vibes are only getting started. Attesting to their dynamic nature as artists, SLANDER’s productions range from cinematic and melodic to bone-jarring and foot-stomping, always with a common thread of sophisticated soundscapes and captivating energy. Their live performances have landed them gigs in major cities such as Las Vegas, Washington D.C., Miami, Houston, and Chicago, and festivals including Ultra Mexico and Holy Ship 12.0. SLANDER and the Gud Vibrations crew have some exciting projects coming up as the festival season grows ever nearer.

Sky Ferreira “Downhill Lullaby”

SKY FERREIRA Releases New Song “Downhill Lullaby”

Today the critically-acclaimed and multi-dimensional artist Sky Ferreira releases her new song ‘Downhill Lullaby’.  The track is produced by Sky Ferreira and Dean Hurley with co-production by Jorge Elbrecht. ‘Downhill Lullaby’ is the first taste of her upcoming album, Masochism, out later this year, and was recorded in and arranged in Los Angeles and Copenhagen. LISTEN HERE. The lush track clocks in at nearly six minutes and features spiraling strings, a stripped-down drum beat, and a detuned guitar riff. As the song builds to its conclusion, Sky addresses her subject with a tinge of retribution. Ferreira has also recently collaborated with a pair of British rock icons. Having appeared on Primal Screams ‘Where the Light Gets In’ for their 2016 Chaosmosis. Ferreira also sang on The Jesus + Mary Chains 2017 album Damage & Joy, guesting on the song ‘Black and Blues’  She also released a cover of ‘Til Tuesday’s Voices Carry’.

In addition to her music career, Sky Ferreira has blossomed as an actor, appearing in feature films including Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver (to the Nigel Godrich-produced soundtrack of which Ferreira also contributed a cover song of The Commodores. She acted alongside Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood in The Trust, in the 2016 comedy-drama film Elvis & Nixon directed by Liza Johnson, in Jonas Kerlund’s Lords of Chaos and in the Ridley Scott-produced American Woman, directed by the film legend’s on Jake Scott. She also lit up the small screen in David Lynch’s 2017 Twin Peaks reboot, where she made a lasting impression on fans and delivered the series-best line of dialogue about a penguin. Sky Ferreira’s previous album, “Night Time, My Time”, was included on Best Album of the Year lists in The New York Times, Stereogum, NPR, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Complex and more.

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