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Teyana Taylor, Kehlani, 360 MAGAZINE

Teyana Taylor × Kehlani

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Teyana Taylor – multi-hyphenate R&B superstar singer, songwriter, producer, director, dancer/choreo­grapher, actor, fitness guru, model, mother and Harlem native  – announces the release of “Morning” featuring Kehlani, the brand new single and steamy video, both available today via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings.  “Morning” is the second advance track from THE ALBUM, following up the R&B smash “How You Want It? (HYWI?)” featuring King Combs.
 
THE ALBUM is the long-awaited follow-up to Teyana’s KTSE, one of the five G.O.O.D. Music/ Def Jam albums produced by Kanye West during his 2018 sojourn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Released in June, KTSE (acronym for Keep That Same Energy) set off an 18-month chain reaction for Teyana, starting with its summertime RIAA- certified Gold smash “Gonna Love Me.”  Teyana performed “Gonna Love Me” (in a medley with “Rose In Harlem,” also from KTSE) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  Hip-hop audiences embraced the Gonna Love Me” remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface KillahMethod Man and Raekwon, whose video was directed by Teyana herself.
 
KTSE spun off a hot new single and video for Teyana in early 2019, the explicit “WTP (Work This P***y).”  The video was nominated last week for “Best Dance Perform­ance” at the upcoming BET Soul Train Awards, airing live from Las Vegas on November 17. The third single from KTSE was the evocative “Issues/Hold On.”  After slaying the audience with the song live on Ellen in April 2019, Teyana was surprised on-air when Ellen presented her with the RIAA gold award plaque for “Gonna Love Me,” bringing it all full circle.
 
As she continues to direct her own videos, Teyana – aka ‘Spike Tee’ – was again at the helm of the clip for her recent single, How You Want It? (HYWI?) featuring King Combs, released in August. 
 
About TEYANA TAYLOR:
Being a jack of trades has allowed Teyana Taylor to become a master of all. From her smoky melodic vocals to her dynamic dance moves, the entertainer dips in dives between her talents that also include producing, songwriting, acting, directing and everything in between. When it comes to describing herself, the Harlem native can only think of one word: Everything.
 
“I literally can do everything. I never look at anything as being impossible,” she explains. “I exhaust all options to make what happen when I need to make happen.” Her mantra made her an early favorite to artists like Pharrell, who she signed her first deal with, and later choreographed videos for artists like Beyonce and Jay-Z. Her love for the arts and R&B later earned her the title of the first woman signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint.
 
Between R&B’s identity crisis in the 2010s, Teyana dropped her debut album VII, with tracks like “Maybe” (featuring Yo Gotti and Pusha T) and the sultry “Just Different” shaping her musical persona. The critically acclaimed album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2014, cementing her position in today modern R&B field. “I fought for that raw, hood necessary R&B and now I feel like it’s better than ever,” she says.
 
After spicing up the R&B charts, Teyana was blessed with the arrival of her daughter Junie with husband and NBA star Iman Shumpert in 2015. “I do all of this for my baby. She’s who I do it for,” she says about Iman “Junie” Tayla Shumpert Jr., her main source of inspiration. “I always show her how to be a leader and a businesswoman. I want her to believe that she can be anything she wants to be and it not be a shocker that she’s a female doing it all.” Soon after, Teyana went on to star in the internet-breaking video for Kanye West’s “Fade,” and scored her first MTV Moonman for “Best Choreography” at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
 
But it wasn’t until the release of her sophomore project K.T.S.E. in June 2018 that the world experienced Teyana’s talents. With her all-female production company The Aunties, Teyana self-directed videos for “WTP,” the Gold-selling single “Gonna Love Me,” and recently, “Issues/Hold On.” She has also directed videos for her peers like T.I. (“You”), Monica (“Commitment”) and Lil Duval (“Pull Up” featuring Ty Dolla $ign) with fans like Ms. Lauryn Hill and Elton John praising her boss moves.
 
Part of what makes Teyana stand out from the rest is her ability to move with precision and poise in everything she does. From the studio to the stage, every idea is a project with the singer front and center with a vision all her own. With her musical inspirations like Aaliyah, Teena Marie, Mint Condition and Janet Jackson speaking to her soul, Teyana is aware her mission is larger than life. “I’m working on me every day and I think that’s my purpose,” she says, comparing her life to a never-ending book. “I’m still going, still mastering and being a better me.”
 

zhu, 360 MAGAZINE

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Set in Area 51 & featuring a cameo by democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang
 
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ZHU ANNOUNCED THE UPCOMING SINGLE ON HIS SOCIALS EARLIER THIS WEEK
 
In an ever-shifting social landscape of self-promotion and curated digital identities, ZHU is a unique voice making a name for himself, without ever having mentioned it. With a Grammy nomination and underground hits accumulating almost half a billion online plays, ZHU is an inspiration for the entrepreneurial millennials who shun the status quo in favor of cultural exploration and game-changing creationism.

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ARMIN VAN BUUREN × NE-YO

AIM FOR THE SOUL WITH NEW ‘BALANCE’ COLLAB: ‘UNLOVE YOU

Just one week before the release of Armin van Buuren’s seventh artist album, a huge collab emerges as the most recent single to come off of ‘Balance’. A monumental link-up with none other than R&B/pop superstar NE-YO, ‘Unlove You’ sees the seminal artists explore the subject of a recognizable post-breakup dilemma in their own unique way.

A collaboration as eye-popping as it is ear-catching, ‘Unlove You’ delivers its lyrical message with pinpoint accuracy whilst sporting a club-tinged groove that can do no wrong. With killers vocals, pounding beats and recognizable lyrics that aim straight for the soul, this track shows that being open-minded unlocks a whole new world of possibilities. The track was also produced by award-winning producers Jesse ‘Corporal’ Wilson and Tearce Kizzo.

Armin van Buuren: “Part of the beauty of having no limitations at all in the studio is that I get to work with the most talented people no matter what ‘genre’ they’re in, and NE-YO is no exception. It’s an honor to have worked together. We both built a legacy in our own respective scenes, and I’m grateful we were able to bridge the gap between them through ‘Unlove You’.”

NE-YO: “I already loved this song because of its subject matter, as it’s familiar territory. But Armin’s musical interpretation takes it to a whole other level. The energy is contagious!”

Throughout his more than a decade long career, NE-YO has proven himself to be as powerful with his pen as he is in the recording studio and on stage. The Las Vegas native, born Shaffer Smith, quickly became known as a go-to hitmaker, penning bangers like Rihanna’s ‘Unfaithful’, ‘Russian Roulette’ and ‘Take a Bow’, Beyonce’s 2006 breakup anthem ‘Irreplaceable’, and Mario’s sugary breakout single ‘Let Me Love You’. His first single, 2005’s ‘So Sick’, soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and was certified quadruple platinum. Since then, the triple Grammy winner has racked up a collection of hits, including stream bombs such as ‘Sexy Love’, ‘Closer’, ‘Because of You’ and ‘Miss Independent’.

Prior to the release of the full ‘Balance’ album on October 25, Armin van Buuren already released a handful of new tracks from the album. Previously, fans got a taste of the album through ‘Waking Up With You’ (feat. David Hodges), ‘Mr. Navigator’ (with Tempo Giusto), ‘It Could Be’ (with Inner City), ‘High On Your Love’ (feat. James Newman), ‘Don’t Let Me Go’ (feat. Matluck) and ‘All Comes Down’ (feat. Cimo Fränkel). And now, with the release of ‘Unlove You’ and the fact that there are only seven days to come until the album launch, the wait is almost over.

*Photo by Eric Umphrey

Austin Kassabian, AK, 360 MAGAZINE

AK Opens Up on “Closed Off”

The weather may be getting colder, but hip-hop artist AK (Austin Kassabian) is bringing the heat on his new self-produced single “Closed Off.” AK opens up on “Closed Off” inviting listeners into his kingdom – and inevitably fandom – in which he rules supreme as the leader of a new era of hip-hop. The single comes off of his highly anticipated forthcoming EP “Closed Off,” which is guaranteed to be full of fiery flows.

Hailing from the Garden State, the young hip-hop artist has already firmly planted his feet in the music industry with his uncanny lyrical abilities. The 20-year-old artist from South Brunswick, NJ was quick to take to the internet by storm after writing and releasing remixed freestyle covers on his YouTube of top hip-hop tracks stamped with his own creative spin. Now with well over 100-Million YouTube views, AK has successfully branched out with several successful original singles under his belt. He recently wrapped up a nationwide tour, during which he released his first fully self-produced single “Ignorance Is Bliss.” Carving out a space of his own in the music industry, BET noted “this is only the beginning for hip-hop newcomer AK.” While, Idolator cited AK as “one of hip-hop’s hottest newcomers.”

“Closed Off” gives just a glimpse into what is to be AK’s greatest body of work to date. With each music release bigger than the last, it goes to show that AK is the next big thing in Hip Hop. 

“Closed Off” – AK:

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Stephen Friedman, 360 MAGAZINE, Ovation TV

STEPHEN FRIEDMAN

Was born in South Africa, with his European heritage coming from France and Latvia. He started surfing at the age of 11 and by 16 he turned pro and started traveling the globe and competing on the world surf tour. After 5 years competing full time, injury halted his career, but it wasn’t long before he was scouted by some of the world’s top modelling agencies and was on the road travelling full time again appearing in numerous campaigns and commercials worldwide.

Establishing his name in the South African media, they labeled Stephen as ‘the next big thing’ that will come out of South Africa. To all the media Stephen has appeared in all over the world, Cosmopolitan Magazine voted Stephen as one of the 101 hottest men alive of the world in their annual poll. But he really made his mark in the television and film industry by creating, producing and selling his first title – (“The Blueprint”) – to Fox Networks at the age of 23.  A subsequent move to London resulted in the founding of his company Save Your Day Films, as he slowly started to make his mark in the TV and film industry as an exciting Producer to look out for. He Just Wrapped up filming season 2 of his successful series Chasing The Sun that he once again appeared in front of the camera as the host and as the Executive producer alongside Ovation TV and Journy backing his series.

Now days he is based between LA and London. He is currently busy with several other TV series that are in production named Model Kitchen, World Unknown, Here I Come, as well as 2 kids TV series Found Home Farms and an animation series named Jaye the Psychologist Dog. With even more titles he has lined from factual, scripted, kids and even a feature film, the next few years are going to be an exciting time for him and his production company Save Your Day Films. To sum up Stephen, he gets to push his own swing in life.

C/o Stephen on Ovation TV.

Zedd, Chipotle, Las Vegas, 360 MAGAZINE, Universal Music

Chipotle × Zedd

Chipotle teamed up with GRAMMY Award winning artist, DJ, producer ZEDD to surprise fans with a special edition “Good Thing” burrito yesterday at Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas.

Chipotle created the “Good Thing” burrito ahead of the release of Zedd’s new single “Good Thing” which features Kehlani and will be released this Friday, September 27.

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Consider the Sound, Audacity for Newbies and Pro

Audacity portable is an absolute game changer when it comes to sound editing. It is simply the best tool to touch up interviews, music, voiceovers, and any other sound files you have. This brilliant tool is not only able to digitize cassettes as well as LPs but it can also record audio from various sources.

And the best part? Audacity portable stands out because it doesn’t require you to install before running it. Even better, Audacity portable is free. 

If you are a newbie or pro, audacity portable is ideal for all your sound needs. It simply turns your podcasts into professional sounds that can be appealing to your target audience. 

What it can do 

You will be amazed what audacity portable can do when it comes to editing your sounds. If you think it can only record and edit MP3 sounds, then think again! This is because audacity portable can do much more. Here are the major functions of this portable free tool. 

  1. Record live audio 

It can be utterly frustrating when you want to manually record live audio. However, recording live audio become a breeze when you are using audacity portable. It offers a better and a simpler way of recording live sounds to produce high quality sound. 

  1. Converts tapes and subsequently records into CDs or digital recordings 

The versatility of audacity portable makes it possible to convert tapes into either digital recordings or CDs. Being able to convert tapes into digital recordings is critical because it allows the music to be played in various devices that would not have been possible in the tape form. 

  1. Edit MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and WAV sound files 

There is nothing more annoying than listening to audio sound that has background interferences. Background sounds significantly lowers the quality of any audio sounds. Background interferences can make the listener to miss out on some important information. The good news is that you can remove the background noise and end up with a high quality audio file thanks to audacity portable. 

  1. Normalize or amplify an audio tape 

Have you ever come across an audio file that is either too loud or too soft? Such a tape can either be intolerable to listen to if it is too loud or simply inaudible when it is too soft. Audacity portable makes it possible to amplify any audio file when it is either too loud or soft. When an audio file has either too loud or too soft parts then you need to normalize the file. 

  1. Change the pitch or speed of a recording 

It is possible to either speed up or even change the pitch of a sound file using this portable tool. This is usually done so as to meet some unique preference of the target audience. 

  1. Copy, cut, splice and mix various sounds together 

Splicing or mixing various sounds together is simply incredible especially when you do it using a powerful tool such as audacity portable. The tool allows you to create unique sound files by piecing together different sounds. 

Some other functions of this audio editing tool is that you can use it to truncate silence, generate various sound effects, and ripping audio directly from video files. 

Who uses audacity portable? 

If you are a beginner or a pro then this tool is designed for you. The tool is a user friendly tool that allows even a beginner to edit audio file like a professional. Better yet, the interface of this tool is customizable. This is important as it allows you to manage your workflow effectively. Simply put, it is equipped with tools that allows even a newbie to edit and end up with a professional audio file. 

Professionals find this tool even more fascinating because it make it possible to record multiple audio sources at the same time on separate tracks. The tool is therefore ideal for post-production effect processing and sound editing. 

How audacity portable is helpful for regular users

If you interact with sound editing on regular basis then this tool will offer you an incredible platform. It allows you to make your changes at a click of a button. You will be able to truncate long intros, change tempo and pitch, and even extra audio clips. 

The most captivating feature is that it is entirely portable allowing it to run effectively without having to install the free software. The fact that it is portable makes it an excellent tool for regular users because it can be carried using iPod, USB, smartphone, or any other storage device that is portable. 

Conclusion 

Audacity portable allows you to perform audacious editing anytime you what to touch up any audio file. Recording live audio, mixing sounds, changing speed, and converting tapes into digital files becomes a no-brainer task with audacity portable. 

Shy Glizzy, 360 MAGAZINE

Shy Glizzy

Today, Grammy-nominated rapper Shy Glizzy releases his new EP ALOHA – LISTEN HERE. The entire EP was inspired by the island of Hawaii, where Shy Glizzy crafted the project during a two-week stay.  The first single “Wakiki Flow” kicks off the EP, with no hook or interruptions giving a sneak peek into Glizzy’s stream of consciousness and sets the tone for the rest of the project. Featuring production from heavy-hitters Harry Fraud and WondagurlALOHA finds Glizzy returning back to his roots of raw lyrics and unfiltered flows.

With this EP being a follow up to his 2019 released project Covered N’ Blood and fresh off the sold out Drip or Drown 2 Tour where he performed alongside Gunna and Lil Keed, it’s clear that Shy Glizzy is determined to close out this year with a bang.

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Unique Features That Are Found Only in Digital Pianos


With their age old charm, acoustic pianos impress almost everyone. We have an upgrade in the market already. Digital pianos are a package comprising all the features of an acoustic piano and some more. With modern capabilities, these digital pianos lay the whole world of music at your feet. We have listed a few to make you see the wonder these can do.


Damper action


Well, you know how these grand and rich acoustic pianos work. They sound lovely, don’t they? Give all the credits to the super amazing damper action. The sustain pedal and the other damping pedals make the whole musical experience more real and out of the world.

Thanks to the new age digital pianos, they come with sustain pedals and an incredible damper action! Could you have imagined? Apart from all the ease and portability that they gift you with, it just gets better with richer and more impactful sound dynamics to make it feel like magic.


Tempos and all that jazz

Moving on, digital pianos come with an in-built metronome system. Now you won’t have to worry about getting off beat or of rhythm. All you need to do is practice with metronome on and you’ll have perfected your rhythmic skills. Amazing, eh? Also, cross every level of the metronome and improve your memory. Mental or muscle, you’re all for the win.


Key split for the win

Digital pianos have this wonderful feature that allows them to split keys. Confused? Well, you are not breaking them like your super favourite Kitkat chocolates that would be a crime! To put it simply, the feature facilitates assign one sound to the lower end of the keyboard and another to the other end of it. Two is better than one, isn’t it? Well, now you can rock that jazz music that you’ve been so diligently working on.


Dual mode

Are you a fan of layering? Well, good news! Digital pianos come with a featuring of layering sounds. Commonly known as a dual mode, this feature lets you assign two sound to the keys. One on top of the other. Hard to understand? Well, imagine tapping those keys only to hear the lovely sound of a piano which fades into oblivion with the sound of strings. You get what we’re saying? Furthermore, this feature also comes up with an upgrade in some of the digital pianos. You can actually regulate the volume of either of the sounds as per your taste and requirement. Can’t get any better, can it?

Graded Hammer Action Keyboard


To simulate the musical experience of an acoustic piano, digital pianos now come with an interesting feature. This one comprises the graded hammer action keyboard. Wondering what that is? Well, just like an acoustic piano has, digital pianos also have weighted keys that sensitive to touch. Yamaha P45 is one such piano with GHS feature. Witness the movement of hammers on your piano just like a good old vintage acoustic piano also experiences.

Sound effects


Well, the sound of a traditional piano is to mainstream. How about simulating the sounds of various musical instrument on one. Exactly what digital pianos come with on a platter. Digital pianos come up with a myriad of sounds that you can actually mix up and create interesting music with. Also, this makes it all a one man show. Isn’t that incredible? Digital pianos bring the entire world of music to your doorsteps. Experimenting and music making becomes even more interesting with all kinds of features at your beck and all. Come on, experience a few on your own already.

In conclusion, we can say that Digital Piano’s have lot more advanced features than acoustics piano. However, when it comes to sound quality nothing can beat an Acoustic piano.

EVOLIX

Evolix is a contemporary pop group comprised of two siblings – Alexis and Korina. In 2016, the Boston natives officially began releasing songs under their current stage moniker. Having drawn a significant amount of influence from recording artists like Zedd, Jessie J and Dua Lipa, their original compositions primarily consist of dance-pop as well as EDM.  “Evolix strives to make a global impact where the lives of all are affected in some way by the empowering messages we are trying to promote,” said Korina.

Although both members contribute to Evolix equally, Korina is the principal songwriter of the group. She has built her foundation of lyrical content upon love, empowerment, heartbreak and other life experiences which teenagers face such as depression. The group’s other lead vocalist, Alexis, often provides the aesthetics which enhance her younger sister’s vision. “Because Korina and I are so close, we are able to play to each other’s strengths, and we are able to understand the overall creative vision. I can create a visual that will portray the true underlying message of Korina’s music,” said Alexis.

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Evolix’s newest single here.