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Cool & Dre

Cool & Dre, along with Fat Joe, announced on Instagram last night the release date of the highly anticipated joint album “Family Ties” with Dre of Cool & Dre.  As producers of this album, alongside Boi-1da and Hitmaka, this album is already positioned to be a classic when it’s released on Friday, December 6th

States Cool & Dre“We hope that years from now you will remember the exact moment, place and feeling you felt when you pressed play to listen to ‘Family Ties’ for the 1st time.”  A surprise is expected to coincide with the release of “Family Ties.”

Cool & Dre just recently received another Grammy Nomination for Best R&B Album for their work on BJ The Chicago Kid’s album 1123. 

The veteran production duo and hit-makers Cool & Dre won their 3rd Grammy Award for their work on Jay-Z and Beyonce’s “The Carters” album. The hitmakers produced three out of the nine tracks, including “Summer,” “713,” and “Black Effect.” The Carters album featured a bonus track, “Salud!” which Cool & Dre produced, and Dre laid down vocals for. As its name suggests, it’s a toast to victory.

Cool & Dre also won a Grammy Award for their work on Mary J. Blige’s “The Breakthrough”which won for Best R&B album in 2006,  Lil Wayne’s “The Carter III” which won for Best Rap Album in 2008, and now, The Carters “Everything Is Love” which won Best Urban Contemporary Album last night.

Cool and Dre have been making classic hit songs since Ja Rule’s “New York” and the Game’s “Hate It or Love It,” and have been enjoying a renaissance since “The Carter’s” album and are the team behind Fat Joe’s “All the Way Up.” The duo has now taken it to the next level with their work on “Family Ties.” To date, they have sold 75 million records worldwide and have worked with the A list | Who’s Who in music and hip-hop.

RJ WORD – Báilame

Chart-topping American pop-artist RJ Word and renowned Latin DJ Juan Magan have teamed up to create their latest electro-pop single “Báilame.” The single is laced with the live instrumentals of a sultry Spanish guitar and enriched with lively trumpets. The lyrics convey the seduction of getting carried away by the music and dancing the night away. As is RJ’s signature style, he takes an out of the box funk-infused approach to pop music, while Juan spices the track up with a Latin flare mixed into his electric beats.

The single was recorded and produced by RJ Word, Juan Magan, Austin Music, Fingazz and Karel Psota. The recordings took place across Los Angeles, Miami and Barcelona – picking up flavors of each of the cities it traveled through.

RJ and Juan recently collaborated on a few other electro-pop singles, including the 2018 summer Latin-trap anthem “Echa Pa’ Aca” with Pitbull and Rich The Kid. Upon release, the track soared across Spotify ‘New Music Friday’ playlists worldwide and the Apple Music charts. While the accompanying animated music video has since garnered over 21-million views on YouTube alone.

The two artists are sure to get fans up on their feet and moving with them on “Báilame” between their lustful multi-lingual lyrics, hip-swaying beat, and the smoothly pieced together contrast of their silky and raspy vocals.

US Businesses Allowing Remote Working

The rise of cloud computing and teleconferencing represent both the biggest opportunity for growth as well as the most significant organizational challenge to companies around the world, according to new research from Condeco’s new research paper, The Modern Workplace 2019: People, places & technology, involving 750 corporate leaders. The full report can be downloaded here. Among the countries in the survey, remote working is particularly prevalent in Australia (45 per cent) with the US tied for being the country with the second most amount of companies allowing remote work (43 percent) and least widespread is Germany (35 per cent). However, US businesses were least likely to offer flextime (49 percent), while those in Singapore were most likely (66 percent). In addition, 43 percent of US business forecast that they will allow more remote working in the next year while only 9 percent have indicated that they will offer less remote working, a clear indicator that remote working is a major trend in America. 54 percent of US companies have said that they offer remote working to increase employee retention, which showcases employees increasing demands to work from home.

While recognizing digital transformation as crucial to their future success, 60 percent of those who participated express concern over the speed with which new technologies are reshaping their businesses. They are increasingly preoccupied with issues related to cloud computing, the internet of things, and big data.These technology challenges are contributing significantly to the changing nature of the corporate environment, the report finds. Cloud computing in particular has made it possible for increasing numbers of employees to work remotely and flexibly meaning that the central company workspace is rapidly becoming an administrative hub, rather than a traditional central focus where everyone gathers during set hours. The demands of regulation and compliance are also adding to the burden felt by businesses as they face the future. Condeco’s report is based on an in-depth survey of business leaders in six countries, including the United States, backed by qualitative interviews. Respondents overall say the biggest challenges facing their organizations in the next 12 months are digital transformation (37 percent) and the adoption of new technology (35 percent).

Across all countries surveyed, access to talent supply (26 per cent) and regulation and compliance (24 per cent) are considered greater organizational challenges than business uncertainty (22 per cent). Welcome to the flexible working revolution. Almost half of global businesses surveyed (41 percent) say they already offer some degree of remote working, while three-fifths (60 percent) provide flextime opportunities, allowing employees to choose when to start and end their workday. “The research clearly shows that businesses are in the process of transforming their workplaces digitally, which enables them to transform the way that they are used physically,” said Paul Statham, CEO of Condeco.”Today’s technology allows for space to be used more flexibly and for employees to work remotely. This benefits businesses by maximizing office space, reducing costs and by keeping employees engaged and productive.”

The end of meeting-room culture? When employees do go into the office, it is most often for meetings with colleagues and customers. Yet the researchers discovered that finding, booking and using meeting rooms is a consistent point of organizational tension, even as more people are working remotely. Fewer than a quarter of those surveyed (23 percent) say that their employees have access to meeting rooms whenever they need them; however, the US leads the world with 31 percent, compared to just 9 percent in Singapore. Only a third of respondents (31 percent) currently use specialist meeting-room scheduling software to help make efficient use of their available space. Some of those surveyed believed that there was an opportunity to use artificial intelligence to book and use meeting rooms more effectively.

“AI can release individuals from routine, repetitive tasks at work and free them up for more value-adding and enriching activities. That’s why it is likely to play an important role in meeting room booking software,” said Peter Otto, Chief Product Officer at Condeco. Businesses are only just beginning to realize the extent to which the need for co-workers to meet in person is a thing of the past, as new conferencing systems enable teams to maintain real-time collaboration and conversation across vast distances and multiple time zones.“Ultimately new technology will enable businesses to allocate their resources and time more effectively,” said Otto.“There is also a role it can play in gathering data, but companies need to be aware of the ethical and privacy aspects of using it in this way and be prepared to be fully transparent in communicating what they are doing to their employees.”

US leaders prepare for the future While a fifth of business leaders worldwide (22 per cent) said that uncertainty was a concern for them, less than one fifth of American business leaders (16 percent) echoed this. The most-common concern for US respondents is technology adoption (45 percent) and talent supply (30 percent), suggesting that businesses are expecting these to be major issues over the next year. Only 11 percent of US business cited access to capital as their top organizational concern.

Zucker and Cutler To Release brent

JEREMY ZUCKER AND CHELSEA CUTLER TO RELEASE brent ON MAY 3RD

“you were good to me” OUT NOW

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“a pop power duo” – PAPER Magazine

Singers, songwriters and producers Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler are surprising their fans with an extended play titled brent, releasing on May 3rd. Their new single, “you were good to me,” is out now—watch the video HERE!

In just three days, “you were good to me” amassed more than one million Spotify streams and is currently featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, It’s A Hit and Pop Rising playlists. brent was written and recorded by Zucker and Cutler in a remote cabin in upstate Connecticut last December. Read their letter to their fans announcing brent HERE!

When Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler joined forces for “you were good to me,” it was much more than two rising stars combining their natural-born talents; it was two friends sharing their personal conversations (set to music) with the rest of the world. Over the past few years, Zucker has galvanized a dedicated fan base with his early independently-released EPs and continued with his breakout singles “talk is overrated” ft. blackbear in 2017 and “all the kids are depressed” in 2018. He’s continued his upward mobility by outdoing himself with “comethru,” which has reached a staggering 80 million Spotify streams and 35 million video views. Meanwhile, Cutler has become a force, starting with a series of covers on Soundcloud that gave way to her own self-written and self-produced work, like 2017’s “Your Shirt,” which cracked the Spotify charts with over 62 million streams, and her two-part Sleeping With Roses mixtape series in 2018. Both artists have been paving the way in their respective lanes; however, their union was serendipitous, happening in 2016 at a college neither of them attended: The University of Connecticut. Fast forward three years and two signings with Republic Records, there was no better time to make music together. Returning to a cabin in Connecticut where they first collaborated on their duet single “better off,” Zucker and Cutler wrote and recorded “you were good to me,” a reflective piece on lost love.

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SG Lewis at Coachella

By Michelle Pisnoy × Vaughn Lowery

Electro artist SG Lewis had quite the weekend at Coachella.

As of late, 360 Magazine interviewed the 24-year-old British producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He spoke to us about performing Weekend 1 and was ecstatic that the Mojave tent was at capacity during his performance.

In 2016, Lewis performed at Coachella and was excited to see the upgraded platforms. “The Yuma tent has really quadrupled in size,” he states. “I played a DJ set at the Yuma Tent in 2016, and now it’s like a full-blown Berlin club in there.”

SG Lewis just released his second song with Clairo, “Throwaway,” which now boasts 5 million+ streams on Spotify. “She is one of my favorite people to work with and a genuine friend of mine,” Lewis recites. “The second song wasn’t premeditated. We were just in the studio and ‘Throwaway’ happened naturally and it fit perfectly into Dawn.”

The following single collaboration is set to feature RUEL. “RUEL is a 17-year-old Australian guy who is hugely talented,” SG says. “He has a really soulful voice,” he added.

For the first time, Lewis played the new track “Flame” for Weekend 2 concertgoers.

Pardon My French Announce Epic Concert

When one of the hottest artist brands in dance music aligns with one of the world’s most beautiful concert venues, you’ve got the recipe for an event that’s truly monumental. This is certainly the case when Pardon My French – a collective of French DJ/producers DJ SnakeTchamiMalaa and Mercer – join together for the first time since 2016 at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on April 26.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a geological phenomenon – the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world. In over 75 years as a performance venue, Red Rocks has hosted some of the most significant artists in music ranging from The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and The Grateful Dead to Radiohead and Daft Punk, among many others. You’d be hard pressed to find a more idyllic location for a night of the best that French electronic music has to offer.

The April 26 Pardon My French Red Rocks event will be highlighted by full live sets from DJ Snake, Tchami x Malaa and Mercer, custom production and a pristine backdrop that’s simply unlike anything else in the world. Tickets will be available via AXS Presale and AEG Presale from Thursday, January 31 @ 10:00 AM MT and General On-Sale from Friday, February 1 @ 10:00 AM MT. Click here to buy tickets (presale passcode: PMFRRX)

Pardon My French was created in 2015 with the aim of bringing French electronic music artists together to share their their vision and passion for music with the world.

AMIR OBÈ’s SAGA CONTINUES WITH “FAMOUS”

Rapper and producer Amir Obè builds on the momentum of CAN’T BE A ____ HERE: CHAPTER 2, and its 8-minute “Romeo and Juliet” short film, with today’s release of “Famous,” the first new track from CAN’T BE A ____ HERE: CHAPTER 3, the third and final installment of his three-chapter project. Next Thursday, Nov. 15th, Amir makes his late night television debut on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.

The ongoing saga of Detroit-raised, Brooklyn-reared Amir Obè shifted into high gear in August, with the release of CAN’T BE A ____ HERE: CHAPTER 1. Listen here: https://AmirObe.lnk.to/CantBeA_HereChapter1.

“Bloodshot” arrived in October, a graphic look into the depths of Amir Obè’s trials and tribulations, exposing the vices and demons that have plagued him throughout his life’s journey. Hear “Bloodshot” at: https://AmirObe.lnk.to/Bloodshot.  

October 12th marked the COMPLEX.COM premiere of the “Romeo & Juliet” short film (directed by Sebastian Sdaigui), and simultaneous release of CAN’T BE A ____ HERE: CHAPTER 2, which also included “Bloodshot.”

Check out his Instagram HERE

Yung Fume Releases New Single

Today, Payday Records’ South London rapper Yung Fume releases his latest single “Again,” following the release of his last EP Too Much Wave 2 which dropped in August.

“Again” catches the listener’s ear immediately with an ethereal and echoey choral sound in the background, complimented with stand-out deep bass punches. Fume’s flow highlights the intensity of the instrumentals, opening with the line, “I just made some profit, it’s logic, double again”- the song is an ode to the glory that comes with the guts of the music industry.

Between the bass, fast 808’s, and Fume’s tenacious lyrics, this is the classic baller’s anthem. Titling the song “Again” highlights the importance of consistency in the music game, a proclamation that Fume must keep grinding and getting the bag, time and time again.

“It’s about doing something and being able to do it again,” Fume says about the track, “That’s the only reason I do this!” 

Fume has been grinding nonstop over the past three years releasing projects that include his most recent Payday Records debut EP Level Up in March produced by Atlanta hitmaker Zaytoven along with a trailblazing  iOS arcade-style mobile game called ‘Yung Fume Level Up!’ (soundtracked by two songs from the EP “Zone” and “Life I’m Living”), Too Much Wave 2, Too Much WaveNoughts and CrossesNoughts and Crosses 2 and Noughts and Crosses 3, along with his crossover rap/pop banger “Watch me Flex” being remixed by both Tinie Tempah and Wizkid. He recently went viral with an in-studio clip laying down a new track with Chicago rapper, Lil Durk. Also headlining London’s O2 Academy, and major festival performances at Wireless Festival and Shard Fest, he continues to make big strides in the industry as the years progress.

Check out Yung Fumes Instagram HERE

Electro-Pop Duo Cherub

Nashville based electro-pop duo Cherub release new track ‘So What’ today. Click HERE to listen!

‘So What’ follows on the heels of their single and music video for ‘Want That’, which premiered Complex last month. The music video also marked the directorial debut for Jason Huber of Cherub.

Cherub is currently on their Free Form Tour 2018 that will hit 40 cities across North America by the time is wraps in Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Workson & December 14th. The duo are joined by female electronic artist Maddy O’Neal as the opener. See routing below and click HERE for more information. Stay tuned for more dates coming soon!

Earlier this year, the duo released tracks including Dancin’ Shoes and All In which was Cherub’s return after the release of their sophomore album, Bleed Gold, Piss Excellence in the Fall of 2016.

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Splash House 2018

By Vaughn Lowery

Every year music lovers are inundated with obnoxiously priced festivals featuring notable artists. Over the past few years, Splash House [SH] seems to have cured our summer woes with a three-venue, a Vegas – style mirage in Palm Springs: the Renaissance, the Riviera Resort and the Saguaro properties.

For those of who appreciate deep house and bubbling under the radar EDM artists like Mija and Fisher, this is your destination. With no dirty turnstiles or porta potties, plenty of in and outs (depending on capacity) alongside of actual local and franchised eateries at your fingertips, SH has the brightest future of any experience introduced in recent years. Some packages include all properties while others encompass lodging as well as after hours at the Air Museum. And, the producers have made it super easy for half-clothed partygoers to hop around to each location with complimentary shuttle buses. Over the past two seasons, Splash Mates have witnessed sold out dates with trendy +21 tamed crowds.

So if you are seeking a forum to nurture lasting friendships coupled with groovy music, fun and non-stop activities, then list Splash House on your calendar for 2019.