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Jeff Langlois, Jaguar F Type R Dynamic, 2020, 360 MAGAZINE

Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic

Written by Vaughn Lowery

Photos by Jeff Langlois

Since its inception in 2013, the Jaguar F-Type has been responsible for revolutionizing the sports car industry. With it’s obnoxious exhaust and robust styling, this has come to be one of the most sensual vehicles in the chronicle of the automobile industry.

Design

Reminiscent of an Aston Martin Vantage roadster, this vehicle is sleek and seductive. Caldera red exterior with scarlet red interior. The race-inspired seats cup your derrière with the same type of firmness which NFL players display once a teammate makes a touchdown. Everything along the dashboard is loaded and takes on a minimalist approach to decadence. Contrast stitching intertwined with ambient cabin lighting pushes the driver’s vision. You literally feel like you’re in the cockpit of a fighter jet. LED designer head and tail lamps add a touch of menace to the overall skeleton. 20″ inch wheels on this vehicle’s small frame screams Matchbox hot rod. The infamous R package is badged on the front, sides and back. The skirt, ground effects and active spoiler (which deploys at 70mph) give it an aggressive stance.

Technology

The F Type 10″ infotainment screen is bright and easy to use. With Bluetooth and navigation capabilities, permits the driver to feel even more linked up. 380 watt Meridian stereo system provides a premium sound which mimics an Arclight movie theater experience. Retractable vents on the instrument panel go flush once AC/heating is turned off. The climate control package comes with heated/cooled seats, heated steering wheel and windshield. For 2020, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and front parking sensors are now standard on this manikin.

Safety

With adequate sensors for the driver, lane departure and cruise control keep the vehicle tucked in between the lines of road every bit well as ample space away from vehicles while on extended road trips.

Performance

Behind the wheel of this enthusiast’s ride is a dream come true. The sports seats are outstanding for long distances. The 3.0L supercharged V6 AWD vehicle delivers 380hp and 339lb-ft torque. Agile, responsive and brawny are the best adjectives to describe the overall handling and Powertrain. The steering is accurate and nicely weighted. Of course, the torque vectoring and braking is on par with many of its competitors but nothing to boast about. Let’s face it, if you are seeking a rambunctious roller coaster ride, you may desire to blast out another 50,000 USD for the SVR. And, if you’re in the mood for a manual transmission, then this may not be the sleigh ride for you as it’s no longer offered on this crop.

In short, if you’re in the marketplace for a sybaritic yet sassy vixen that’s just under a 100,000 USD – then this is the car for you. Strong curb appeal, decent gas mileage (mpg: 23 city/30 highway) apace with enough amenities to keep a ‘gadget head’ feigning. The 2020 Jaguar F-Typer R-Dynamic is the benchmark for come-hither coupes, especially with all-wheel drive.

Pre-order.

Dwight Yoakam & The Bakersfield Beat

This December, GRAMMY Award-winning entertainment icon Dwight Yoakam will make his Wynn Las Vegas debut with a six-night residency, An Evening with Dwight Yoakam & The Bakersfield Beat, at the Encore Theater. Guests can expect to take a journey with songs, sights, and stories through California country music’s dramatic arrival and lasting impact on American pop music culture Wednesday, Dec. 4 – Saturday, Dec. 14. Tickets for all performances will be available for purchase starting Friday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. PDT.

Beginning with the Dust Bowl era, Yoakam will take the audience on a musical excursion exploring the history of the sounds associated with Bakersfield, Calif. through songs and storytelling in this exclusive residency. Yoakam will perform a variety of the music that influenced and created the “Bakersfield” and “California Country-Rock” genres of country music from its early beginnings to its commercial zeniths, in addition to his own original music that was shaped and influenced by this legacy. This unique showcase will reflect the concepts that created his self-curated SiriusXM channel, Dwight Yoakam & The Bakersfield Beat.

Throughout his career, Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. Yoakam is a recipient of the Americana Music Association’s Artist of the Year Award, and this fall he will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in the Songwriter/Artist category at the 49th Anniversary Gala on Oct. 14,2019.

Ticket Information

·         Dates: Dec. 4, 6-7, 10, 12, 14 & March 4, 6-7

·         Public On-Sale: Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. PDT

·         Price: $59.50-$175 plus applicable fees

·         Points Of Purchase: Wynn Las Vegas Box Office (702-770-9966) or online.

2020 Range Rover Evoque AWD

By Camila Isopo × Vaughn Lowery

City-dwellers rejoice! You have another compact vehicle to choose from for all of your summer events. Seating five people, the new 2020 range rover evoque AWD is here to fulfill your driverly needs. Right before this compact SUV hits dealers 360 Magazine had the opportunity to test out its functionality in one of the most dense urban areas in America – Los Angeles, California. With its curb appeal, sexy design edits on the new 2020 model – this car will be one of the top contenders within its market segment.


Price: $56,850

Design: 

The new 2020 Range Rover Evoque comes in nolita grey, seoul pearl silver or yulong metallic paint with a black contrast. There’s a massive pillarless and non-retractable moonroof that adds an element of spaciousness in the interior.  The steering wheel is duotone leather. As for the seats, they are 14-way adjustable and also made of leather. The seats come in ebony or cloud. This model stores up to three preferred seating positions in its memory. Branded tread plates and a trim finish are extra details included in this model. Some signature features that drivers can expect are 20 inch “5079” style wheels with dynamic 5 split spoke and a diamond turned finish that includes the land Rover logo in heart.

Tech:

The new interface and infotainment system is more sleek and dynamic than before. Other technological features included in this model design are: premium LED headlights. A touch pro duo feature allows drivers to view something on one screen while using other media as well.

Performance:

This Range Rover model has a 2.0L turbocharged 4-Cylinder Gas Engine. It also has a 9 speed automatic transmission with black gearshift paddles. Drivers have electric assisted steering as well as terrain response and terrain progress control. Hill descent is another available control feature. The mpg is 20 city/27 highway. This model also has 246 horsepower. The torque is 269 lb-ft. When you drive, this rover leaps forward. 

Safety: 

For the safety of the driver and their passengers, perimetric alarm and incontrol protect are included in this model. Of course, airbags are included both in the front and sides of the car. The tires have a  pressure monitoring system. ISOFIX system is included for child seat safety. Some control features are: traction control, dynamic stability control, and roll stability control. The breaking features are: emergency braking, anti-locking braking, and emergency brake assist. When driving, you have a rearview camera as well as lane keep assist and a driver condition monitoring system. 

With off road capabilities, this will become one of the fastest selling SUVs in its segment. Technology meets luxury with this model. Millenials and empty-nesters would do well to purchase this vehicle.

Build your own.

Range Rover, 360 MAGAZINE, Vaughn Lowery
Range Rover, 360 MAGAZINE, Vaughn Lowery
Range Rover, 360 MAGAZINE, Vaughn Lowery
Range Rover, 360 MAGAZINE, Vaughn Lowery

The Inoculated Canaries Fly High with New Music and Appearances

The Exciting Young New York Quartet Set to Sing and Glide Their Way to Stardom This Summer and Fall with Deep Grooves, Melodic Hooks and Exciting Live Performances

Imagine walking into a record store  and finding a vinyl that takes you back to a time, a decade, where songs had guitar solos, piano melodies and real drums. Think “OLD SCHOOL ROCK WITH A MODERN TWIST” and you’ve just about opened the Canaries’ cage.

On the heels of the release of their single and video for “Sneakers”, The Canaries are gearing up for their brand new song “Donna”, set to drop on the major services September 20th – with the video for the track coming out on Sept 26th.  Don’t miss their performance at Bowery Electric in NYC on Fri Sept 27th.

Singer/Guitarist Mike Rubin says “The lyrics to “Donna” are very tongue and cheek. The song is not meant to take itself too seriously.”

Upcoming Performances:

Mon July 29th – LIVE on 90.3 WHPC radio, Long Island (9pm EST)

Thurs Aug 8th – LIVE on 90.5 WBJB radio, NJ  (7pm EST)

Sun Aug 18th – LIVE at Revolution Bar & Music Hall

Fri Sept 27th – LIVE at Bowery Electric, NYC (8pm EST)

“The Inoculated Canaries are a four-piece rock outfit from New York City with influences they describe as including Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, The Black Keys and Pink Floyd. That Whitman’s Sampler of artists is certainly on prominent parade in the group’s straight up, grass-fed approach to the rock-n-roll realm’s thumping beats and six-string gymnastics.”- ON THE BACK EDGE OF THE BEAT

Eclectic, boundary defying, and never lacking in sarcastic remarks, The Inoculated Canaries (in.oc.u.lat.ed  ca.nar.ies) are a rock and roll force to be reckoned with. Hailing from New York, the “four guys who can’t dance” are striving to leave their musical legacy; inspired by artists such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Nirvana, The Inoculated Canaries are constantly pushing themselves to explore new, innovative sounds while making their presence known.

The unforgettable quartet is composed of Michael Rubin (guitar, vocals), James Terranova (drums), Dylan Gross (bass), and Brian Sweeney (keyboard). Coming from diverse backgrounds and varied musical influences, the band values creativity above all else; striving to combine familiar elements with the unexpected, The Inoculated Canaries attempt to make sense of individualism and humanity in the most honest way possible:

“We want to take those raw human emotions we all feel in the darkness of our minds and write songs about them. We’re not here to be rich or famous, we’re here to be great. To us, Greatness means making music that is real, and we are absolutely relentless about every single note. Greatness means learning from the best, but always being original.  Greatness is sometimes having to stick up your middle finger to authority, convention and even the person in the mirror… Side-Effects may include crying, laughing, a sudden sense of existential dread, and/or hearing-loss.”

The rockers are immensely passionate about the music they share and the experience they create for fans. The band had the opportunity to open for The Mowglis in 2017 , COIN in 2019 and played ‘Cult of Personality’ live with Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish of Living Colour. The Inoculated Canaries also worked directly with Matt Squire (producer of Panic! at the Disco, Ariana Grande, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Demi Lovato and more). They have also worked with producer David Caggiano (who worked with Art Garfunkel).

The Inoculated Canaries’ first EP “The Blue Laws” was soon followed by their single “Don’t Be Late”, a live prog performance “The Fifth Song” and an acoustic version of their song “Jericho”.  Their second EP “Trying Times” was also followed by singles “Count Me Out”, “Who Are You”, “The Lawyer’s Wife” and “Sneakers”.

For more info on The Inoculated Canaries,

Website: https://theinoculatedcanaries.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theinoculatedcanaries/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theinoculatedcanaries

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrltZFT46Qu4lZ4fbGgIUtQ

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-inoculated-canaries

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2xbllUZKJ2S7vk555hWwlA 

Kate Tempest x Late Night with Seth Meyers

British spoken word artist, rapper, poet, novelist and playwright Kate Tempest debuted a fiery and passionate performance of her track “Firesmoke” from her new album The Book Of Traps & Lessons on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night—watch it HERE! 
 
The performance comes on the heels of a slew of headline shows and festival performances around the world in celebration of her third studio album. U.S. fans can catch Tempest on her headlining tour this fall—kicking off
 on September 24th at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom, she will be making stops in New York, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Tickets are on sale now at https://www.katetempest.co.uk/.
 
Kate Tempest will also appear on episode three of Rick Rubin’s and Showtime Documentary Films’ new docu-series, SHANGRI-LA, which airs next Friday, July 26th on Showtime. The four-part docu-series is a collaboration from Academy Award® and Emmy® winner Morgan Neville (Won’t You Be My Neighbor, 20 Feet From Stardom), legendary music producer Rick Rubin and director Jeff Malmberg (Marwencol) and focuses on creative conversation and the emotional side of music-making.
 
The Book Of Traps & Lessons
 was crafted with Rubin and Carey over the course of the past five years. It follows Tempest’s previous releases, 2014’s Everybody Down and 2016’s Let Them Eat Chaos, both of which were shortlisted for Mercury Prize in 2014 and 2017, respectively. Last year, Kate Tempest was nominated at The BRIT Awards for Best Female Solo Performer.
 
A handful of words often tell you everything you need to know. When asked, who is
 Kate Tempest? She gives a brief, albeit telling answer. “Kate Tempest is the words,” she responds. You haven’t ever seen, heard, or experienced anyone quite like her. Tempest uncovers the missing link between the Golden Ages of literature and hip-hop. The London-born BRIT Award-nominated spoken word artist, rapper, poet, novelist, and playwright rhymes with a century-turning fury. Since her emergence in 2011, she has redefined what it means to be a wordsmith in the Modern Age. To date, she has published three poetry collections, staged three plays, and released two studio albums. Along the way, she entranced audiences on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, NPR’s “Tiny Desk,” and more. Not to mention, she garnered widespread critical acclaim from The New York Times, The New Yorker, Forbes, and more, to name a few. In the midst of this whirlwind journey, she performed a passage of her popular 75-minute narrative poem, Brand New Ancients, on Charlie Rose. Legendary producer and American Recordings Founder Rick Rubin caught the show, tracked down her phone number, and made a call. This set a series of events in motion that led to her 2019 debut album for American Recordings, The Book Of Traps & Lessons, out now.
 
KATE TEMPEST U.S. TOUR DATES:
September 24 // Los Angeles, CA // Teragram Ballroom
September 25 // San Francisco, CA // The Fillmore
September 27 // Portland, OR // Wonder Ballroom
September 29 // Seattle, WA // Showbox
October 1 // Brooklyn, NY // Elsewhere Hall
 
THE BOOK OF TRAPS & LESSONS
 TRACKLIST:

  1. “Thirsty”
  2. “Keep Moving Don’t Move”
  3. “Brown Eyed Man”
  4. “Three Sided Coin”
  5. “I Trap You”
  6. “All Humans Too Late”
  7. “Hold Your Own”
  8. “Lessons”
  9. “Firesmoke”
  10. “Holy Elixir”
  11. “People’s Faces” 

Sting & Shaggy Perform on NPR Music

GRAMMY® Award-winning artists, STING & SHAGGY perform in the latest installment of NPR’s iconic Tiny Desk, which premieres on NPR Music today. View performance HERE.

The iconic artists are accompanied by Sting’s longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller and backing vocalists, Melissa Musique and Gene Noble to perform the first single, “Don’t Make Me Wait,” off their GRAMMY® Award-winning album, 44/876, as well as Sting’s classic hit, “Englishman in New York,”  and a mash-up of JuiceWRLD’s chart-topping song, “Lucid Dreams” and Sting’s “Shape of My Heart,“ which is sampled on the former.

Following their joint collaboration, which included a critically-acclaimed world tour, Sting & Shaggy, both managed by the Cherrytree Music Company, went on to release their own respective albums (Sting’s My Songs & Shaggy’s Wah Gwaan?!) and embarked on tour.

Megan Thee Stallion x Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Megan Thee Stallion made her late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night with a performance of her hit singles, “Realer” and “Big Ole Freak”. Megan is an Apple Music Up Next artist and has had a monumental year that includes a cover of The Fader’s Summer issue and being named as one of XXL Magazine’s 2019 Freshman. Her critically-acclaimed project Fever is currently the most-streamed release on Apple music and sits at #24 on the Billboard Top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums chart. 

After a string of sold-out European dates, Megan continues to make waves worldwide before heading out on tour with Meek Mill, Future, YG, and Mustard (full tour dates below). Watch Megan Thee Stallion perform “Realer” and “Big Ole Freak” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and stay tuned for more news to follow.

LEGENDARY NIGHTS TOUR DATES

Aug. 28 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Aug. 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+

Aug. 31 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sept. 1 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre+

Sept. 3 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

Sept. 4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center

Sept. 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion+

Sept. 8 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center

Sept. 10 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre

Sept. 11 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Sept. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion

Sept. 14 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Sept. 15 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater

Sept. 17 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live

Sept. 19 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Sept. 20 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*

Sept. 22 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Sept. 23 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Sept. 24 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre

Sept. 27 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater+

Sept. 29 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Oct. 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

Oct. 3 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion

Oct. 5 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center+

Monsieur Job To Perform at the Colombia Billboard Showcase

Monsieur Job To Perform at the Colombia Billboard Latin Music Showcase in Bogota on July 26

The Band Will Join Wisin & Yandel, Greecy, Cosculluela, Choquibtown, Arthur Hanlon and More for A Spectacular Night of Multimedia and Music

On the heels of their highly successful and widely talked about performance at the ICON Awards in Colombia on June 13th, the fast rising international Pop/Latino/Underground group Monsieur Job will be performing alongside some of the industry’s top artists including Wisin & Yandel, Greecy, Cosculluela, Choquibtown and Arthur Hanlon at the Colombia Billboard Latin Music Showcase on Friday July 26th at the Movistar Arena in Bogota. Last year, the Billboard Latin Music Showcase was held for the first time in Bogota, where Colombian artists such as Manuel Medrano, Maia and Gusi, among others performed.

Monsieur Job has been very busy so far this year, releasing new music including “Vidana”, “Mi Contagie”, “Dulce Soledad”, “Gucci Celine”, “Desechable”, “Fire Fire (Block Remix)”, “Gidi Gidi Gi”, “Tanto Tiempo Sin Verte”, “I Wanna Be Your Dog (Block Remix)”, and “Flexin (Block Remix)” and producing videos for many of the singles including media favorites “Busque Mal”(which was also directed by Iye Teblu AKA Toby Holguin and his production company Mierda Frita) and “Homie (Block Remix)” Feat. Vick D.

Along with the singles and videos, bandleader Toby Holguin has shifted focus somewhat recently, adding writing/directing/acting/producing to his resume with TWO upcoming films – his new debut short film, the aforementioned “Gidi Gidi Gi” which he wrote and directed as Iye Teblu, along with Peruvian film “Un Hombre Sin Ley”. Both are through his “Mierda Frita” production company based in Bogotá, Colombia that dedicates itself to film products like music videos, short films, and feature films as well as film services.

WATCH: Monsieur Job “Busqué Mal” Official Video

WATCH: Monsieur Job – Gidi Gidi Gi – The Making Of The Video – Behind The Scenes With Toby & Leo

WATCH: Monsieur Job – Gidi Gidi Gi (Block Remix) Video

WATCH: Monsieur Job – Fire Fire – Live Video

WATCH: Monsieur Job Feat. Vick D “Homie” (Block Remix) Official Video

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Toby Holguin lives music and gives music life. It was Toby’s vision to create Monsieur Job, a band that will rock you make you move your feet. The band, whose name is derived from “Job” of the bible; a righteous man who is tested by God, enduring many tragedies and hardships while struggling to remain faithful – will make you cry with passion. Formed by Holguin from Cali, Colombia, a beautiful place high in the mountains above the clouds. Toby then asked Charlie Illera from Barranquilla, Colombia, and Leo Jaramillo from Bogota, Colombia to become one musically as Monsieur Job. All of them live and breathe their own style of music combined they are Monsieur Job. Toby, Leo and Charlie spin records as DJs constantly for different pools and venues around the world. Moreover, Toby had the idea to start doing Urban Music besides Chill Out and Electronic Music, which is the vision that created the album “Bass Passi”. They started dropping broken beats with a more festive, shaky, groovy Caribbean Latin flavor turning it into an international exclusive mash up of world talents and a unique blend of genres.

For their debut release, Chow Chow Eyyy Pow Pow, the record has hit the Euro Indie Music Chart at #1 for 9 consecutive weeks as well as progressive singles; “Kick it” Remix feat. Charly Black, “Pica Pica”, Niña Shake Your Body” feat. No Mercy & Vojke Djans and “Chilliando Hangueando” feat. Cholo reaching the #1 position as well, the Digital Radio Tracker Top 10, and Top 200 for Best Albums, #2 for the Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums Chart, and the Billboard Top 10 Heatseekers Albums Chart for their album “Bass Passi”. This album was recorded in Bogota and Miami at Basswalk Studios, Outta Limits Studios in Miami, and Barba Studios in Belgrade and mastered at Sterling Studios, New York.

For More on Monsieur Job, VISIT:

www.MonsieurJobOfficial.com

OR 

Facebook.com/MonsieurJob

Instagram: @MonsieurJobMusica

For More on Iye Teblu and Mierda Frita, VISIT:

Instagram: @IyeTebluOfficial

www.MierdaFrita.com

Management and Booking By Musik and Film – For More Info, VISIT:

www.MusikandFilm.com OR Email promotions@musikandfilm.com

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VALEE RELEASES “RUNNIN RICH” EP

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY KETCHUP – LISTEN HERE

TRACKLIST

1. YOPPIE

2. ICE ATTACK PREQUEL

3. ABOVE AVERAGE FT. G HERBO

4. PEPSI

5. JOHN DOE

6. BOXING

7. CLEVER FT. KING LOUIE

8. SLEEP NUMBER FT. VIC MENSA

“Valee is a quiet rapper making a lot of noise.” ——RollingStone

“Valee’s innovative style makes it impossible to predict what might come next.”  ——-Pitchfork

“Valee doesn’t sound like anything happening in Chicago hip-hop right now.” ——-Noisey

ABOUT VALEE:

In an era when aspiring public figures broadcast constantly in an effort to maximize their brand value, Valee’s coolly laconic stands apart. With short songs and a soft-spoken style, his unpredictable raps sketch subjects with a droll eye for detail over a bass-heavy canvas. This is trap music for the connoisseur, for fans of clever lyrics and effortless style. Valee grew up on Chicago’s South Side. When he received toys as a child, he would break them apart to figure out how they worked, a method he applies to his own process with music today:  “Sometimes I rap and cut and copy and paste and move parts around and it changes the whole song, for the better.” His music career began when, intent on buying a gaming system, he stopped at Guitar Center instead. “I just wanted to make beats better than what I hear on my mixtapes or on the radio, and I wanted to rap on it. I wasn’t thinking about anyone else at all.” His counterintuitive approach across five mixtapes and his G.O.O.D. Music debut EP, GOOD job, You Found Me, has captured the ears of artists and music aficionados alike, drawn to his unorthodox approach.

FOLLOW VALEE:

TWITTER | INSTAGRAM 

CONTACT:

Renata Muniz

Renata.Muniz@umusic.com

Genesis Garcia

Genesis.Garcia@umusic.com

KYGO & WHITNEY HOUSTON RELEASE “HIGHER LOVE”

Following a string of current successes, global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a. Kygo releases new single “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston, the most awarded female artist of all time, via RCA Records.  The single marks the first new Whitney Houston music released in a decade, since 2009’s “I Look To You.” Both Kygo and Pat Houston spoke to Rolling Stone to explain the collaboration HERE.

Pat Houston said of the single, “The Estate of Whitney E. Houston and our new partner Primary Wave are delighted with the collaboration between KYGO and WHITNEY. We knew KYGO would be the right producer to enhance Whitney’s powerful vocal performance on ‘Higher Love,’  to the standards and expectations that Whitney’s fans have recognized for over three decades.

The resurgence of this precious archival performance will carry Whitney’s musical legacy on to a younger generation for years to come.   Everyone should be ready to dance to this uplifting and inspiring record – a testament to KYGO’s incredible talent, and a reminder of why we fell in love with Whitney from the very beginning!!!” 

Kygo added, “I was honored when the Whitney Houston estate reached out and presented me with the opportunity to work with one of the greatest female vocalists of all time. I reworked the song from scratch and am really happy with how it turned out!”

“Higher Love” is a cover of the 1986 Steve Winwood classic, which celebrated its 33rd anniversary on June 20th. The Whitney Houston estate presented Kygo with the archival recording of Whitney’s version, which was previously released as a Japan-only bonus track on her I’m Your Baby Tonight physical album in 1990. Upon hearing the Whitney track, Kygo raced into the studio, thrilled to be given the opportunity to make music with one of the greatest female vocalists of all time.

“Higher Love” was written by Steve Winwood, Will Jennings and produced by Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll and Narada Michael Walden. Kygo is set to perform this song for the first time this Sunday, June 30th, at PrideFestival Utopia in New York City.