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WES PERIOD – NU SHOES

West Coast rapper/alt-pop artist Wes Period returns today with a new song “NU SHOES”, along with an accompanying video shot by Logan Meis (Trippie Red, NLE Choppa, Lil Tecca). “NU SHOES” is the third release this year from the Orange County-born and bred artist-songwriter-producer, following, “Beautifully Broken,” and “My Benz”, which was released in September and whose video has over 600,000 views. A full-length album will follow in 2020. Check out the video for “NU SHOES” HERE.

In 2017, Wes caught the attention of GRAMMY-nominated songwriter Justin Tranter (Imagine Dragons, Yungblud, Camila Cabello) who saw a video of Wes performing at a pizza shop. Justin quickly signed Wes to his label Facet Records. Last year, Wes toured arenas across North America in support of Kesha and Macklemore, and released his debut album Pretty Words on Facet Records / Interscope Records.

Wes Period – “Nu Shoes”
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The Chemical Brothers

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS REVEAL STUNNING REWORK OF 1999 CLASSIC “OUT OF CONTROL” FROM AUSTRALIAN ELECTRONIC PIONEERS,THE AVALANCHES
LEGENDARY ELECTRONIC DUO NOMINATED FOR THREE GRAMMY® AWARDS FOR ACCLAIMED ALBUM NO GEOGRAPHY 

Listen To “Out Of Control (The Avalanches Surrender To Love Mix)” Here.

View Visualizer Here.

Having supported The Chemical Brothers on their recent Australian tour, The Avalanches have produced a special remix tribute to the 20th anniversary of the classic album, Surrender. “Out Of Control (The Avalanches Surrender To Love Mix)” is a revelation. The Avalanches take the track on a trip towards a West Coast sunset. Along the way, they manage to tilt the claustrophobic electronic drive of the original off its axis, creating a gorgeous, pulsating drift of celestial house music in the process. Listen to “Out Of Control (The Avalanches Surrender To Love Mix)” via Astralwerks HERE.

This remix of “Out Of Control” is an edit taken from a longer Surrender-inspired piece The Avalanches created that is due for release in the future.

“Out Of Control (The Avalanches Surrender To Love Mix)” is accompanied by a brand-new screen print from original Surrender artwork designer Kate Gibb using the original film from 1999. Gibb has also helped to create a truly stunning visualizer for the track alongside graphic artist Jimmy Turrell – watch it HERE.

“Out Of Control” was the third single taken from Surrender and featured vocals by New Order’s Bernard Sumner and Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie. The deluxe reissue of Surrender – featuring hours of unreleased material and a blu-ray of the band’s Glastonbury 2000 Pyramid Stage headline set – is out now HERE.

The Avalanches latest album, Wildflower, was released to critical acclaim in 2016 via Astralwerks. Pitchfork called the album “better than just about any music ever made.” “Out Of Control” is the duo’s first official remix since 2013.

Just last week, The Chemical Brothers received three GRAMMY® Award nominations, rounding the duo’s total nomination count to a staggering 14. Their hugely acclaimed ninth album, No Geography, was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album, while single “Got To Keep On” received a nod for Best Dance Recording and the video for “We’ve Got To Try,” which was created in partnership with premiere auto racing group Formula 1, was nominated for Best Music Video. Of the clip, Rolling Stone said, “The electronic duo’s pulsating new song is intensified by its video.” The Chemical Brothers have won four GRAMMY® Awards. The 62nd GRAMMY® Awards will take place on January 26, 2020. 

Surrender 20th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue available now HERE.

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Blueface Releases New Single

The hottest breakout multi-platinum hip-hop superstar of 2019 and Cash Money West recording artist Blueface releases new single “Close Up” featuring Jeremih today. Get it HERE.
 
The track illuminates another side of Blueface, showcasing his diverse talents as he delivers a West Coast love song.
 
On the heels of the stratospheric success of his debut EP, Dirt Bag, Blueface is putting the finishing touches on his highly anticipated full-length album—coming very soon.
 
Blueface flipped rap upside down in 2019 with his own flow, flare, and fire. Dirt Bag yielded one banger after another with “Bleed It” [68 million Spotify streams], “Daddy” featuring Rich The Kid [49 million Spotify streams], “Bussdown” featuring Offset [14 million Spotify streams], and “Bussin” featuring Lil Pump [9.7 million Spotify streams], to name a few. As part of his recent inclusion on the XXL “Freshman Cover,” the outlet proclaimed him “one of the hottest new acts in the game” and claimed “the 22-year-old rapper has drawn comparisons to legends like E-40 and Juvenile due to the off-kilter flow that finds him rapping against the current of whatever beat he’s on.” Echoing this sentiment, Complex wrote, “his cadence—skittering and almost comical—doesn’t fit neatly into the current (or past) landscape of hip-hop. But that’s exactly what makes him so interesting.”
 

“Welcome To The West” 2nd Annual Festival

“Welcome To The West” Returns to Citizens Business Bank Arena for 2nd Annual Music Festival

Stage Tribute Planned to Honor Last Year’s Headliner Nipsey Hussle

After its sold-out inaugural year, Cabana Life Concerts is revving up for their second annual “Welcome To The West” music festival set for Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on Friday, September 20, 2019, with tickets on sale to the public on June 7, 2019 available at https://thewestfestival.com.

The sophomore year continues to embody the full essence of being on the west coast; it is for the west, by the west, in the west.  Last year the event hit capacity after selling 5,500 tickets – a stellar achievement for a first-year festival.

It was just one year ago when Nipsey Hussle headlined the first ever “Welcome To The West” music festival.  After his tragic death in early 2019, producers are planning a main stage tribute in his memory stating, “It was truly an honor to have had such an inspirational and socially impactful artist play as our first headliner. We look forward to celebrating Nipsey Hussle’s legendary musicianship and remembering his positive influence on others, as the music community and beyond continue in mourning his passing.”

“Welcome To The West” exclusively embraces west coast culture and lifestyle.  Everything present at the festival is homegrown and strictly related to the west coast—this includes the lineup.  Every artist, product and vendor at this festival is from the west coast—it’s the only premium, all-inclusive west coast music experience on the market.  Ice Cube, Los Angeles resident, will be headlining the event. Other artists on the lineup include: Roddy Rich, Dom Kennedy, Too Short, DJ Quik, King Lil G,  and Malaynah, among others.

Cabana Life Concerts has been in operation for 3 years, hosting over 70 shows in that timeframe.  Cabana has worked with multiple arenas and nightclubs on both a domestic and international scale. They have worked with the likes of Gucci Mane and Ty Dolla $ign; if they’re in hip hop, Cabana Life has worked with them.

From legends past, present, and future, fans can catch them performing LIVE at the 2nd annual “Welcome To The West” Music Festival.  It’s more than music—it’s a brand, a culture, and a lifestyle.

For more information on Welcome to the West visit https://thewestfestival.com.

Hermosa Beach to Host Teen Choice Awards Show

TEEN CHOICE 2019 will be broadcast for the first time from Hermosa Beach on Sunday, August 11, featuring performances by stars from TV, music, film and social media. This will be the first time the popular awards show, which gives teens the power to select the winners, will be broadcast live from a beach.

We are so thrilled to host TEEN CHOICE 2019 in Hermosa Beach, said Hermosa Beach Mayor Stacey Armato. This awards show will be a great opportunity to showcase Hermosa Beach to audiences around the country and, even more importantly, provide our teens with an exciting and free musical event on their own hometown sand. The City of Hermosa Beach is working with the producers to ensure the security of the event and will be encouraging parents and teens to visit our restaurants and businesses while in Hermosa for TEEN CHOICE 2019 so that our businesses will benefit from the event.

TEEN CHOICE 2019 will air live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on August 11 on the East Coast and via tape delay from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the West Coast on FOX. The awards show will feature a surf-and-sand dance number that will set the stage for performances, surprise viral moments and more. For over two decades, the show has presented performances and appearances by some of pop culture’s brightest stars. TEEN CHOICE 2018 featured a special medley of hit songs by Khalid, as well as performances by Meghan Trainor, Lauv, Bebe Rexha and Foster the People.

In addition to the awards show, Hermosa Beach will once again host concerts on the beach in August, as it has for about 20 years. This will be the first year for 5B Artists + Media, a global music management and events company, to produce the Hermosa Beach Summer Series. The company is planning an enhanced program that will include comedy, movies by the beach, beach cleanups and more on the three other weekends in August: August 3-4, August 17-18 and August 24-25.

With TEEN CHOICE 2019 coming to Hermosa for the first time and 5B Artists + Media launching its enhanced concert series with more entertainment and community activities, the summer of 2019 is sure to be exciting and entertaining for all our residents in Hermosa Beach, said Mayor Armato.

About Hermosa Beach
Founded in 1907, Hermosa Beach is a thriving community of some 20,000 residents. Located on the southern end of the Santa Monica Bay in Los Angeles County, with beaches ranked among the best in the world, Hermosa Beach has been recognized for its work to highlight Southern California beach culture, foster a vibrant local economy and protect coastal and environmental resources. To learn more, please visit www.hermosabch.org.

 

About TEEN CHOICE 2019 Awards Show

For more information, please visit facebook.com/TeenChoiceAwards or follow the action on Twitter @TeenChoiceFox and join the discussion at #teenchoice. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @teenchoicefox. Fans may also follow @TeenChoiceFox on Twitter for the latest TEEN CHOICE 2019 news, including voting and announcements of the host(s), performers, presenters and nominees.

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Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport 

By Camila Isopo × Vaughn Lowery × Anthony Sovinsky × Shelby Barbour

”Every now and then an automobile manufacturer shocks us with a treasure. Something that snatches the air right out of our lungs. This time around Cadillac breathes life into its newest family member and all she does is turn heads and causes jaws to drop.” -Vaughn Lowery

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, maybe you should consider the 2019 Cadillac XT4 Crossover for one of your very own urban excursions. We decided to venture downtown LA to Chinatown in our test model. Just like this vehicle, there’s an unprecedented reaction to Howlin’ Rays (Tennessee style hot chicken) as it’s one of the first establishments of its kind within the metropolitan area.

Launched in 2018, it’s their smallest crossover and a hopeful competitor in its segment. It sustains its own against the Volvo XC40, Audi Q3, and Mercedes-Benz GLA.

Design: The aim of this model is v-shape inspired by crisp lines, sweeping arcs, and high-end appointments. Factory tinted windows allow for added privacy and UV protection against the harsh LA sun rays. But you also get a 360 view under the car, insignia displayed on the front, and a backup camera to view more of what’s behind you. Above you, is a dual panel retractable Sunroof/Moonroof, which allows more light to come in, making the vehicle feel roomier. Compared to its predecessor, the 2018 XT4, this new variation has more room for you and four other people.

Technology: Loaded with a vast amount of features which are comparable with many luxury manufacturers: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Satellite radio, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth capability, rotary dials, and 8″ infotainment touchscreen. The 8-way driver and 6-way passenger seat controls made perfect sense after we shoved our faces and felt our sides begin to split. After all, who needs pants when you have an XT4?! Thanks to their elegant Bose audio system, with 13 speakers and tweeters, we were able to bounce some of the calories off from those extremely spicy french fries from Howlin’ Rays that brought us to tears. My dear Lord!

Performance: Just as significant as the aesthetic and feel of the car is its agility. Its 2.0L 4-cylinder engines are peppy, to say the least, cranking 237hp with 258 pound-ft of torque. Clocking in at an EPA-estimated 29 mpg on highways, this model is a front wheel drive with an all-wheel-drive option. This is also an advantage over the previous year’s XT4 model which weighed 15lbs more. Moreover, on that point are also selectable driving modes with paddle shifters. This new model possesses 4-wheel independent suspension easily, offering a high-quality smooth ride which grips most terrains with ease. On an urban excursion to Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles, we accidentally climbed up onto the sidewalk rushing to pick up our mouthwatering Howlin Rays Nashville style chicken. We weren’t only stunned by the 2 hr wait in a block-long line, but the fact that we were perched off road. This vehicle may just be Pismo Beach worthy.

Safety: Now, of course, the honorable people at Cadillac care about your safety. Thus, this model comes well-equipped with airbags: front, knee, and seat side impact for the driver and their co-pilot (the front seat passenger). You also incur a head curtain for all outboard seating positions. In addition, this car has multiple alerts. Whether it’s for lane changing, the side blind zone, or rear cross traffic. This comes in handy to avoid dings and scratches to its beautiful 18″ 10-spoke alloy wheels. Overall, the braking was decent, but not as sharp as other competing models at this price point.

Other specs: Fuel tank capacity for the 2019 XT4 sits at 15.9 gals. This car’s carbon emission is at 6.8 gals per year at 15,000 miles per year. It too has an air filtration system in the cabin and a powered universal tablet holder.

In short, the 2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport is a match made in heaven for an emerging influencer, a youthful mid-level executive and/or an adventurous individual on the prowl for some of the best eats in a major metropolis area. Of course with a few friends in tow. The model we tested was $55,735 and it was worth every cent.

Pre-order here.

Leven Kali releases “Leven Kali: Low Tide”

On May 10, 2019, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter/producer Leven Kali, released his album Leven Kali: Low Tide, on Palm Studios/Interscope records. The project includes Leven’s single “Do U Wrong” featuring Syd (The Internet) which has had over 20 million global streams and also received critical acclaim from Pitchfork, The New York Times, Billboard, i-D and more. Also featuring on the tracklist is  Leven’s latest single “Mad At U,” which was released last week and aired as Zane Lowe’s World First on his Apple Music Beats 1 show.  A video for the song directed by Grant Spanier and shot on 16mm film in Kauai, also dropped last week, watch it here.

In celebration of this year’s Valentine’s Day, “Sumwrong” was released is also featured on Leven’s new project. Produced by Leven, Digi (Khalid) and Rogét (Travis Scott, Miguel,) “Sumwrong” premiered on Jamz Supernova’s radio show on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

Leven Kali: Low Tide arrives on the heels of Leven’s December released 3 pack “I Get High When I Think About Us” which includes “Too High,” featuring fellow West Coast artists Buddy and Na’Kel Smith. Last year also saw Leven perform alongside Ms. Lauryn Hill, to a sold-out room at the Soulection Experience in LA, and at festivals across the country.

Leven Kali: Low Tide Tracklist:

  1. Welcome
  2. Mine
  3. Cassandra
  4. Ardnassac
  5. NunWrong
  6. My Pen
  7. Do U Wrong
  8. My Offer
  9. Mad At U
  10. 1 On 1
  11. Sumwrong

Check out Leven’s upcoming festival performances and headlining shows below:
6/1 – Roots Picnic – Philadelphia, PA
6/3 – Toybox – Toronto, ON
6/5 – Baby’s All Right – New York, NY
6/8 – Amalgam Shapes – Bristol, UK
6/11 – Hoxton Square – London, UK
6/15 – Smokin Grooves Festival – Long Beach, CA
7/5 – BRIC Fest – Brooklyn, NY
7/20 – Mad Decent Fest – Boston, MA
8/10 – Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA
8/16 – Vortex Fest – Taos, NW

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Chanel West’s Debut Music Video

CHANEL WEST COAST DROPS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO “THE MIDDLE”

Fresh, New Stylized Track Features The Hip Hop Star Showing Off Her Vocal Prowess

Hip Hop artist Chanel West Coast quietly dropped a new music video “The Middle,” her directorial debut, which also shows off her vocal prowess. The fresh, highly stylized track features a unique, vintage aesthetic, presenting an artistic throwback to a beloved golden era.  “The Middle” was shot and edited by Pat Clark. West Coast did her own styling for the piece. Check it out here.

Comments West Coast: “I wanted to make a song that expressed how I was feeling as well as making a song that other people could relate to. I think we all feel stuck in the middle of something at certain points in our life. We all chase dreams and get shut down a lot before those dreams eventually come true. Sometimes in life you just feel stuck in a rut you can’t get out of and that’s basically how I was feeling when I wrote the song. I want people to know that chasing your dreams is not easy and I hope that this song will inspire them to keep going because that’s why I made it. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep going and this song was what told me to never give up.”   

West Coast, who was recently featured on For Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, currently stars on the MTV hit show “Ridiculousness” with Rob Dyrdek, has prolifically been releasing new tracks and content for well over a decade. She started writing and plotting her trajectory much earlier on while still in grade school. Her breakthrough came in 2012 when she was signed by ‘Lil Wayne to his then label Young Money. She quickly released her first track “Karl,” an ode to legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, complemented by a provocative, high fashion music video shot at downtown LA’s iconic Los Angeles Theatre. “Karl” marked the first single from her ‘Now You Know’ mixtape.  At the 2014 BET Awards, West Coast and her Young Money label mates were awarded ‘Best New Group,’ which they collectively accepted on stage.

Following the success of ‘Now You Know,’ she’s released her second mixtape ‘Waves’ featuring the single “I Like New Ft. YG,” and has continued to consistently release new music, often collaborating with name artists.

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Harry Hudson Drops Video For “Just Slide”

Harry Hudson unveiled the video for his latest single “Just Slide” feat. Jaden Smith —watch and share HERE. “Just Slide” was produced by notable producers Mike Dean [Kanye West, JAY-Z, Travis Scott, 2Pac], Jess Jackson [Tyga, Jason Derulo, Chris Brown] and John Ho [Danity Kane, Kimbra]. The video was filmed in Biloxi, MS, Toronto, ON, Salt Lake City, UT and Calabasas, CA while Harry was on his headlining Can Cowboys Cry Tour last fall.

Of the video, Harry says, “It’s a continuation of the Can Cowboys Cry saga with an unexpected and surreal twist. The story will continue in the next chapter of the journey and my next project.”

“Just Slide” sets the stage for new music from Harry Hudson in 2019.

25-year-old “Folk Pop” artist Harry Hudson was born in New Jersey but moved to the west coast at a young age. The singer released his first song, “World Is Gone,” online in 2013. However, during June of that year, Hudson was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and set his career aside to undergo treatment. After eight months of chemotherapy, he overcame the illness in January 2014. Hudson spent the subsequent year rediscovering his inspirations and got to work writing his debut release. Last year, Hudson released Yesterday’s Tomorrow Night, which features his breakout singles, “Yellow Lights” and “Cry For Love,” and blends Hudson’s signature pop Americana sound with folk and rock influences. In support of Yesterday’s Tomorrow Night, Hudson debuted his 16 minute short film, Can Cowboys Cry, featuring his friend and fellow MSFTS member Jaden Smith, as well as his songs “Yellow Lights,” “Cry For Love,” “Gone” and “No Good.” Last fall, Harry embarked on his first ever headlining tour, selling out shows across North America.

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Leven Kali Releases “I Get High When I Think About Us” Three-Song Pack

L.A.-based singer/songwriter/producer Leven Kali has released three new songs, “Mine,” “Thursday,” and “Too High” featuring fellow West Coast artists Buddy and Na’Kel. The tracks, written and co-produced by Leven himself, showcase his ability to display modern romance as a colorful, funk-inspired, and dreamy entity. Leven is due to release his debut full length project in the spring of 2019 on Palm Studios/ Interscope Records. A lyric video for “Thursday” is also out today, directed by Palm Studios.

The new tracks come as a follow up to Leven’s October double-single pack, NunWrong With a Lil’ Good Lovin’, which Billboard said “encompass lush, mellow R&B vibes that resemble Anderson Paak’s surreal sounds and the pop elements of Bruno Mars.” This fall, Leven joined Snoh Aalegra on the west coast leg of her tour.

Leven dropped his acclaimed single “Do U Wrong” ft. Syd back in January. Produced by Zack Sekoff (Vince Staples, Thundercat), the track features a writing contribution from Swedish singer/songwriter Snoh Aalegra. In its glowing review of “Do U Wrong,” Pitchfork stated that Leven “is out to write the next episode of California hip-hop: buttery neo-soul vocalism growling electric guitar, and G-funk thumo.” Leven is scheduled to release his full-length project in 2019.