Watch Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC on Wednesday January 22 at 11:35pm/10:35pm CST
The Weeknd has shared the music video for his global hit “Blinding Lights” and will be performing the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tomorrow night with a special performance. The song launched with the Mercedes-Benz EQC campaign for which The Weeknd served as creative director, and he also performed the song as part of a creatively unprecedented two-night musical takeover on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in December.
“Blinding Lights” has earned over 330 million streams since it’s year end release and has hit #1 across streaming platforms and airplay charts in several major international markets. Watch the music video below and tune in to the Kimmel performance tomorrow night.
The 2020 new age, all improved, must-have Polaris Slingshot has been revealed in Vegas; and we had the exclusive chance to get behind the wheel. Not merely as beautiful on the outside, you can witness the time put into the fabrication as the interior matched the exterior. It’s the perfect blend of luxury and sport with the comfort of a compact vehicle but the ride thrill of a motorcycle.
It’s Automatic – New AutoDrive Transmission Allows More Drivers to Join the Slingshot Community
New Polaris ProStar 2.0L DOHC Four-Cylinder Engine Delivers up to 203 Horsepower at 8250 RPM
Available with the New AutoDrive Transmission or Manual, each with 2 Drive Modes for a Customizable Drive
Fully Redesigned Interior and Upgraded Finishes Brings Refinement and Style Into the Cockpit
Revised Chassis and Suspension Improves Handling and Vehicle Dynamics
Musician turned model, Tyler Jacob took us behind the scenes to get a look at the stylish yet avant-garde 2020 Polaris Slingshot. This is the introduction of their four-cylinder engine featuring 70 percent new vehicle content, the 2020 Slingshot SL and Slingshot R take the Slingshot experience to a whole new level.
“We are excited to announce Slingshot’s first-ever automatic style transmission. Our new AutoDrive transmission will open the door for more people to get in, stand out, and take their driving experience to a whole new level,” asserts Mike Dougherty, President of Polaris Slingshot. “With roughly 70 percent all-new content, we left no stone unturned both inside and out. The all-new ProStar 2.0L engine delivers more power and more fun, while the completely redesigned cockpit and interior elevates the shared experience for both the driver and their passenger.”
As we entered the cabin, we took note of the new premium leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel with multi-function controls and integrated cruise control which immediately redefines the personal connection between the driver and vehicle. The redesigned cockpit was purposeful in its execution. Keeping the driver and passenger top-of-mind, 2020 models featured the following enhancements: a padded center console, added storage compartments for mobile devices, enlarged and repositioned cup holders and LED interior lighting.
For 2020, Slingshot introduces exciting updates to its Ride Command infotainment system with a completely redesigned display featuring a new quad-core processor to provide a faster, more responsive interaction. Talk about driver intuition. The seven-inch display receives an improved viewing angle and even brighter screen, allowing drivers and passengers to easily view and interact with the system in broad daylight. Available as standard equipment for both models, Ride Command provides convenient access to key vehicle information and mobile phone pairing via two USB ports or via Bluetooth®. Drivers can access AM/FM radio or listen to their favorite music with crystal-clear audio thanks to the 100-watt Rockford Fosgate® audio system. This system delivers a decent sound for lengthy road trips while the wind whisks pass your helmet.
Standard with the Slingshot R, and an optional upgrade for the SL, are Ride Command’s connected services featuring turn-by-turn navigation with an intuitive search system. The GPS offering includes special routing options to locate the shortest, fastest or most scenic route. Drivers can also build a route with multiple waypoints and access real-time traffic and weather overlays to ensure clear roads for the most enjoyable driving experience. By utilizing the Ride Command mobile app, drivers can remotely access key vehicle data and conveniently plan ride routes ahead of time.
“The 2020 lineup embodies what Slingshot stands for – a creative escape to enjoy the road ahead,” said Dougherty. “We are unveiling a vehicle that truly embodies the adventurous spirit the brand stands for, the social nature of our customers, and the stand-out attitude only a Slingshot can deliver.”
At the heart of the 2020 Slingshot is Polaris Industries’ first four-cylinder engine, the ProStar 2.0L. Tuned to perfection and put through an exhaustive track and on-road testing program, the ProStar 2.0L was designed to deliver a range of performance capabilities and to enhance an already incredible on-road experience. The SL packs 178 horsepower at an incredible 8500 RPM, while the new R model redlines at 8500 RPM and puts out a jaw-dropping 203 peak horsepower at 8250 RPM – an increase of 30 horsepower when compared to the previous powertrain. With an all-new tuned exhaust, the ProStar engine roars down the road, ensuring everyone within ear-shot will take notice. In addition, it possses better cornering and braking than it’s predecessor.
With an improved suspension and chassis, the 2020 Slingshot is a game-changer – offering a driving experience in-line with its bold, look-at-me styling. The 2020 Slingshot exterior features a refreshed frontasia with a bodacious new signature look that only Slingshot can own. Upgrades include: new front accent lighting; new LED headlamps and signature taillights; all-new wheels and wheel options and stand-out paint as well as graphic schemes.
Accessible via the Ride Command system, or right from the steering wheel, are Slingshot’s all-new drive modes. Whether standing out during a comfortable cruise downtown or embarking on a weekend adventure through the twisty backroads, each mode provides a personalized driving experience with the ultimate connectivity between vehicle and road. “Comfort” mode is best suited for leisurely rides, while “Slingshot” mode delivers a sporty, connected, high-revving driving experience. Perfect for grabbing attention while cruising on the beach or Las Vegas Strip.
Slingshot owners celebrate life in their own way, and customize their Slingshots to match. That self-expression is amplified with Slingshot Engineered Accessories. New for 2020 are 23 new accessories curated into inspirational collections, including a Design, a Weekender and a Premier series. The Design series makes a statement at every streetlight with a variety of colorful components options from top-to-bottom, front-to-back. The Weekender series features overnight bags and added storage options – allowing drivers to hit the road packed for adventure. Additionally, the smartly-styled Slingshade and Ripper Tinted Wind Deflector provide improved driver comfort and protection from the elements. The Premier series combines the best elements of function, style and comfort, including Ride Command navigation, premier wheel set, interior LED lighting, and a rear fender. Each series is specifically designed to inspire personalization, as all parts are sold individually – allowing drivers to mix and match to create the ultimate piece of self-expression.
Starting at $26,499, the SL with AutoDrive is available in Red Pearl and Blue Steel paint colors. Pricing for the R model begins at $30,999 for a manual and $32,699 for AutoDrive. Both R options are available in Stealth Black and Miami Blue paint colors.
The 2020 Slingshot lineup will ship to U.S. dealers this spring.
Polaris Slingshot, a wholly-owned brand of Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII), continues to define the category through style, ride experience and community with our three-wheeled autocycle. With AutoDrive and manual transmission options, an open cockpit, side-by-side seating, 5” ride height and a 2.0-liter 4 cylinder engine, Slingshot comes in a variety of models that are sure to make a statement. Step into a Slingshot for an adventurous and unrivaled ride experience. Learn more, visit slingshot.polaris.com.
*Slingshot is a three-wheeled motorcycle. It is not an automobile. It does not have airbags and it does not meet automotive safety standards. Three wheel vehicles may handle differently than other vehicles, especially in wet conditions. Always wear a DOT-approved full-face helmet and fasten seatbelts. The Driver may need a valid motorcycle endorsement.
**In the state of California, this vehicle can be operated without a helmet because it contains a steering wheel and foot brakes.
Platinum-selling DJ and producer duo CamelPhat have released the official video for their latest single “Rabbit Hole” ft. Jem Cooke. Directed by Taz Tron Felix (Stormzy, Headie One), the innovative visual takes fans on a kaleidoscopic journey down an enchanted “Rabbit Hole.” Watch the video HERE.
The track features singer/songwriter Jem Cooke who is best known for his collaboration with CamelPhat and Cristoph on their hit “Breathe.” “Rabbit Hole” is currently on the BBC Radio 1 A-list and has garnered over 3 million streams on Spotify alone. Today also marks the release of the Monkey Safari remixes – listen HERE.
The Grammy nominated Liverpool duo have firmly established themselves as one of the most in-demand acts around. The pair were named one of Mixmag’s ‘Top 10 DJs of 2019,’ are currently Beatport’s biggest selling artist of all time, and have consistently gained support from industry heavyweights such as Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, and Pete Tong. Making their mark in 2017 with their Grammy-nominated hit “Cola,” which was certified Platinum in the UK, CamelPhat have continued to release a flurry of club-ready hits and garner worldwide acclaim with tracks such as “Be Someone” with Jake Bugg and their remix of Au/Ra’s “Panic Room.”
2019 was a hectic year for CamelPhat who played some of the world’s biggest events including Glastonbury, Coachella, Reading & Leeds, Warehouse Project, Parklife, and Tomorrowland. The pair also did a huge 11 week headline residency at Hi Ibiza called BODYWORKS alongside Solardo and Fisher – the party was the biggest on the island, selling a staggering 90,000+ tickets. Not stopping there, CamelPhat sold out their recent UK headline tour across 5 venues selling almost 25,000 tickets. The tour included a show at the iconic Brixton Academy, which sold out 6 months in advance, and Bramley Moore Dock in Liverpool making it the fastest selling event in the history of the venue.
The pair are set to continue their busy schedule into 2020 playing two sold out intimate and extended sets at XOYO and Village Underground on January 25. This summer CamelPhat will also headline We Are FSTVL alongside Carl Cox and will perform at Annie Mac’s Lost & Found, Malta festival in May. Stay tuned for more live show updates coming soon.
Capitol Records/UMe is pleased to announce the debut of Bob Seger’s official artist channel on YouTube with the premiere of the brand new lyric video for “Night Moves.” The video is the first of a series of lyric videos Capitol is producing to highlight Seger’s classic hits. One of Seger’s most popular tracks, “Night Moves” was named by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of The 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.
The Bob Seger Official Artist Channel will also premiere rare and classic Seger music videos restored for the first time in HD, and feature custom playlists of Seger’s catalog in HD quality audio, fan generated videos, as well as rare and unreleased content. Fans around the world can share their favorite Seger stories on the channel’s Community page.
Bob Seger’s new Official Artist Channel – to Subscribe for Free click here
Seger is an inductee of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, The 2015 Billboard Legend of Live honoree’s catalog has sold over 53 million albums and has earned 13 platinum and 8 multi-platinum RIAA Certified sales awards. Seger’s 72 date Roll Me Away Tour wrapped up in Philadelphia on November 1, playing to nearly one million fans.
Vocalist/producer/multi-instrumentalist EDEN releases “isohel” today via all digital partners. “isohel” is the fourth track from his upcoming sophomore album – no future- out February 14th via Astralwerks. His wandering guitar work and gently devastating vocal performance channel the ache of reminiscence. Download/Stream the track HERE. A video for “isohel,” filmed in Kazakhstan and directed by EDEN’s frequent collaborators Zhang + Knight, was also released today. The visual features EDEN hitching a ride through a muted purple and gold-hued countryside. Watch it HERE.
“Isohel’s are lines on a weather map that connect all the areas that receive equal sunlight,” EDEN explains. “Light and sunlight have been an odd obsession for me since I was a teenager; I’ve always felt like I was moving toward some unreachable horizon. The song ‘isohel’ is about wishing the best for the people you’ve left behind but knowing that you’re probably better off where you are now.”
”isohel” follows the previously released album tracks, “untitled,” “projector” and “‘love, death, distraction’ which V Magazine deems, “a hauntingly beautiful slow jam that doubles as a reflection of our relationship with our phones, brought to life by the strums of a guitar and Ng’s euphonious ennui…As with everything he creates, EDEN’s thoughtful and methodical approach can be both seen and felt. His knack for succeeding at it is what all great artists should aspire to.”
On his new album, EDEN (Dublin-bred artist Jonathon Ng) takes an outward-looking perspective with the looming threat of the climate crisis informing much of his songwriting. But while its songs often return to themes of finality and loss, no future unfolds with an unlikely splendor that ultimately makes for a transcendent listening experience. As with all his music, no future was recorded and self-produced in EDEN’s home studio in Dublin.
Midwest-bred, multifaceted rapper-singer-songwriter and the self-styled horrorcore master of hip-hop sKitz Kraven launches Season 3 of his highly anticipated and acclaimed “New Music Mondays” program starting Monday, January 6. New Music Monday has been a staple fan favorite for years and 2020 brings it back with vengeance. Keep watch and experience a new track every Monday on all platforms. Kraven will release a music video each month as part of New Music Mondays to give fans even more content to devour.
Kraven kicks off his #NewMusicMondays tradition with the first single titled ‘Bad Day.” He says, “If you’ve been a victim of the Monday blues or just a bad day overall, then this track will let you know that you are not the only one going through this.” As sKitz battles life of fame and money, he also relates to the general public by talking about fake friends and everyday struggles. “New Music Mondays are a New Year’s gift to the fans who have sustained me,” he adds. “I’m rewarding their loyalty and support the only way I know how—with more music.”
“If you mix Eminem, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, and Stephen King with a little bit of Tim Burton, you get me,” continues Kraven. However, with three full-length albums, including his most recent full-length, Hollow, and multiple smash singles—including his most popular single “That’s All,” which currently has over 5,416,000 views on YouTube and 6,793,086 streams on Spotify–sKitz is already on track to become something much bigger than “horrorcore.” Kraven could well deserve the sobriquet: the “Marilyn Manson” of hip hop.
Using rap music as a coping mechanism to handle his mental health diagnoses and to overcome addiction—which he discusses frankly and transparently in this video, sKitz’s lyrics can tend towards the raw and emotive, allowing listeners an escape of their own and feel solidarity that they aren’t alone in their struggles.
However, while some of his music may be heavy and grimy—much like the horror movies he grew up on and pays homage to in his music and videos—he’s also built his huge, fanatical following by being versatile with singles that delve into lighter, more mainstream genres including R&B love songs, hip-hop bangers and club mixes, including his previous singles, “Pardon the Interruption,” “Already Dead,” “Breathe” and “Starting 5.”
Kraven’s future plans include a live tour, news videos and a compilation album from the songs premiered on NMM Season 3.
About sKitz Kraven:
sKitz Kraven is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin currently, living in Los Angeles, California. With a horrorcore aesthetic and a versatile catalog, sKitz Kraven is making a large impact in the underground hip hop scene. Kraven is best known for his most popular singles “Magic” and “That’s All”. After releasing an EP titled After Hours, 2 mixtapes ( Wonderland and Black Snow) and 2 compilation albums ( #NewMusicMondays (The Collection) and #NewMusicMondays (The Collection Vol. 2)), and his most recent album Hollow, Kraven has gained a cult following with a worldwide fan base. With his dark sound, intense rhyme scheme and in-your-face delivery, sKitz Kraven is impossible to ignore.
PLATINUM-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv releases new track and video for “Changes.” After teasing a snippet of the song on his socials last week, the track is timely for those reflecting on the past year and resolving new changes in the year ahead. Click HERE to listen! The song is off Lauv’s 21-track debut album, ~how i’m feeling~, set for release on March 6, 2020.
Lauv said on the track, “I wrote ‘Changes’ about being at a point in my life where it just wasn’t working for me anymore. I wasn’t happy with myself, with the way I was living, and I felt like I needed to grow and evolve. It’s one of my most personal songs, and a massive favorite from the album.”
This fall, Lauv released the collaboration with LANY, “Mean It” (HERE) and announced the March release date for his debut album ~how i’m feeling~.
The video for “Sims” directed by Phillip Lopez (Kygo, Selena Gomez, Liam Payne) serves as the proper visual introduction of the “Little Lauv” characters that adorn his debut album artwork for ~how i’m feeling~and make up Lauv’s “one man boyband.” Click HERE to view!
In October, Lauv was also featured on the remix of BTS’ “Make It Right (feat. Lauv)” which can be heard HERE! Lauv’s latest radio single “fuck, i’m lonely” with Anne-Marie track has over 250 million streams to date and peaked at #30 at Top 40 US radio. The pair performed the song on Late Night With Seth Meyers (HERE).
In addition, the track was also included on the current 3rdseason of the popular Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, as well as this seasons soundtrack.
Lana Del Rey today shares a stunning video, bringing to life three tracks from this year’s critically-acclaimed album Norman Fucking Rockwell!. The dreamlike visuals directed by Chuck Grant and edited by Lana brings together the tracks ‘Norman fucking Rockwell’, ‘Bartender’ and ‘Happiness is a butterfly’ as Lana finishes her biggest year to date, celebrating one of 2019 and the decade’s best-reviewed records. The LP, her 5th with Interscope, recently debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 in the US. NFR!was mainly produced with Jack Antonoff and features the songs ‘Fuck it I love you’, ‘The Greatest‘, ‘Venice Bitch’, ‘Mariners Apartment Complex’, ‘hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but I have it’, and ‘Doin’ Time’, a cover of the Sublime classic.
Rising artist Ava Della Pietra’s new single has all the ingredients of a Christmas classic
Every year around this time, artists and bands from around the country release holiday music. And while we don’t usually cover Christmas releases, Ava Della Pietra deserves your attention – she certainly caught ours. Listen to Ava’s new single “Christmas Tonight” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVhv7E389IY&feature=youtu.be
Ava is a preternaturally accomplished and talented young artist who began performing at age four and writing songs at age five. She taught herself to play a mind-boggling number of instruments after starring in the original Broadway cast of School of Rock – piano, bass, guitar, violin, and ukulele – and she performs them simultaneously on stage using an innovative loop pedal approach. She has written more than forty songs and recorded at least a dozen with producers Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Jamie Lawson), Adrian Gurvitz (Jesse McCartney, Cheetah Girls), and Brian Malouf (Michael Jackson, Sabrina Carpenter). The songs will be released in the coming months, with a full-length album planned for 2020.
Ava’s most recent single, “Christmas Tonight,” is a beautiful and uplifting new song about the magic of the holiday season, focused not on Santa and presents, but on the more unspoken aspects of the season – a fresh snow, shimmering lights, and family and friends coming together to share in the special day. “Christmas Tonight” has been streamed nearly 75k times since being released this month and has featured on lists of the season’s “Best Holiday Songs.”
Ava has been touring in support of her new material, and recently performed at My Father’s Place in Roslyn, New York, and in front of a sold out crowd at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall. Prior to launching her singing career, Ava performed on the national tours of Les Misérables and White Christmas before joining the original cast of School of Rock, and has been featured on shows like Good Morning America, Sesame Street, the Tony Awards, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and more. She recently performed at the Sundance Film Festival, the Great South Bay Music Festival, and at Madison Square Garden in front of 20,000 Knicks fans.
Terrell Hines releases the video for “Get Up,” shot in Quebec at an abandoned Asbestos Mine and directed by Mishka Kornai, the song is off Hines’ debut EP on Capitol Records, St. Mark Rd.. Watch the video HERE.
Hines is not only a songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer with influences as broad as Outkast, Joy Division, Four Tet, and Gullah music, but his mind isn’t quite like other people’s. It’s no wonder Berklee College of Music gave Hines a full ride, or that people’s first exposure to his vision came during a 2019 Apple Keynote— that song, the rip-roaring avant-hoedown “Get Up,” hails from St. Mark Rd. EP, and is a mere peek into the wildness that’s coming.
Pharrell Williams. Chris Martin. Sky Ferreira. Dev Hynes. Well-known names involved in Beck’s new album Hyperspace. But for the album’s title track guest vocals are from Terrell Hines, a new artist who has yet to release a full album, yet whose music contains multitudes in the way it blurs all manner of genres into one big urgent, beautiful, hyper-dynamic ball of energy.
Yes, the core of his sound is a living mix of eerie soul, alt-pop, hip-hop, post-punk, and southern funk, but Hines is a world-builder with a voracious mind. This Georgia-born, Los Angeles-based visionary has created an entire ecosystem for his songs, where sonic structures and lyrics are just as likely to be inspired by the socio-political as they are the personal, by functional architecture as abstract art, by the austere science of survivalism as the limitless potential of technology. The best part is, you don’t have to know all that to feel the holistic magic of Hines’ work. We hear immediacy, exuberance, freedom, and ingenuity — music as surprising as it is captivating — while he sees a burning question: “If shit popped off and society had to be rebuilt,” asks Hines, “how would I do it?”
The concept that drives his music — an even split of postmodern and post-apocalyptic — is how he funnels all his obsessions into what he does best. He’s a renaissance man who can be found devouring books on linguistics, synesthesia, or evolutionary psychology in his downtime. Or considering which metals one would want to gather following a catastrophe, then actually sampling those metals in the studio. “I’m trying to engineer the future,” says Hines.
“An even split of postmodern and post-apocalyptic, Hines’ St. Mark Rd. is the triumphant birth of an artist that knows there’s nothing he can’t turn into song. It makes you feel hopeless and hopeful at the same time. It makes your heart swell…” -Substream Magazine