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Tomorrowland Around the World goes live for a Virtual Festival this weekend
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Tomorrowland Around the World goes live for a Virtual Festival this weekend

Music Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival,  unveils star-studded line-up with Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Armin van Buuren, Charlotte de Witte, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kölsch, Lost Frequencies, Martin Garrix, Paul Kalkbrenner, Steve Aoki, Tale of Us, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet and many more. Tomorrowland is giving a first exclusive sneak preview into the new magical world of its spectacular two-day digital music festival experience that will bring together more than 60 of the planet’s biggest names in electronic dance music  on 8 different stages.    On Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26, Tomorrowland is organising Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival: a spectacular entertainment experience open to people of all ages and places, unfazed by borders or boundaries – a world premiere and a major step in the future of digital music festivals. Bringing together more than 60 of the world’s most prominent artists in dance music with spectacular special effects and astonishing 3D-technology, Tomorrowland now announces its stellar line-up for the two-day festival weekend, including unique performances by the likes of Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Armin van Buuren, Charlotte de Witte, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kölsch, Lost Frequencies, Martin Garrix, Paul Kalkbrenner, Steve Aoki, Tale of Us, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet and many more. On top of releasing its full line-up, Tomorrowland is giving a first exclusive sneak preview into the dazzling new Tomorrowland location it has been crafting over the past few months. The full line-up per stage can be found on tomorrowland.com – more very special guests and friends of Tomorrowland will be announced later; ticket sales start on Thursday June 18 via tomorrowland.com.     Catering to all genres with an eclectic line-up, from trance to hardstyle, to house to dubstep and future bass, there is definitely something for everyone during the unprecedented two-day festival experience. Tomorrowland Around the World will offer a packed schedule and is using the world’s best technology in 3D design, video production, gaming and special effects to bring together 8 different stages, including the iconic Mainstage that gives a first introduction into the magical world of ‘The Reflection of Love – Chapter 1’, plenty of signature Tomorrowland stages such as Atmosphere, Core and Freedom Stage, joined by 3 new stages, which have been specially created and designed by the creative team and 3D artists behind Tomorrowland. In an exclusive sneak preview, Tomorrowland is giving a very first look into the magical and newly created Tomorrowland location it has been building over the past few months, giving people across the globe a first taste of the dazzling world they will be able to navigate through during Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival.      Each stage will premiere brand new music and video content from the world’s best artists and a large portion of the fireworks and laser shows characteristic of Tomorrowland. The Mainstage– embodying the theme of 2020 ‘The Reflection of Love – Chapter 1’ – will be graced by the biggest industry heavyweights as Afrojack, Alan Walker, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Don Diablo, Kölsch, Lost Frequencies, Martin Garrix, NERVO, Oliver Heldens Paul Kalkbrenner, Steve Aoki, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet and Vintage Culture. The wonderful Atmosphere stage will be headlined by the likes of techno legends Amelie Lens, Dixon, Joyhauser, Reinier Zonneveld, Stephan Bodzin and Tale of Us. Several other house & techno music tastemakers including Adriatique, ANNA, Adam Beyer, Cellini, Charlotte de Witte, Joris Voorn and Patrice Baumel will deliver the most mesmerizing and atmospheric sounds at the mythical Corestage – a crowd favourite and definitely one of the most unique stages at Tomorrowland. Tomorrowland’s iconic Freedom Stage will see Claptone, Jack Back and Solardo return, with hardstyle acts like Coone, Da Tweekaz and Wildstylez on the Q-Dance stage. Some of the world’s best artists in future bass, dubstep and trap music – Carnage, Eptic, Gryffin, Netsky, NGHTMRE, San Holo and Yellow Claw – will gather at one of the brand new stages.      Dimitri Vegas:“We’ve deliberately been holding out on doing livestreams as we wanted this to be really special. We had the opportunity to see the stage designs of the digital festival and it will be nothing like the world has ever seen. It’s truly an immersive and unique experience and surpasses any expectations someone can have when they hear the term ‘virtual festival’. People are just not ready for what they are about to see. We can’t wait!”     Armin van Buuren: “Tomorrowland Around the World is a great opportunity for me to connect with my fans during these lockdown times and I hope that this will help everyone to hold on for a bit longer until we can party together on actual festival grounds again! Very delighted to be part of this ground-breaking event.”     Steve Aoki:“Tomorrowland is always a special festival for me so I'm very honoured to be a part of Tomorrowland’s digital festival that will be uniting so many people from around the world in a way that hasn't been done before. The connection between amazing music, breath-taking 3D design and the latest filming techniques from Hollywood get me extremely excited!”     Paul Kalkbrenner:"I’m very honoured to be part of this exciting new project and I’m thrilled to see the outcome, once it airs. Tomorrowland and its crew have always played an integral role throughout the last years and it has become more of a friendship than a pure work relation. Thanks for having me again on the Mainstage."     Amelie Lens:“I am very excited to be playing at the biggest digital festival ever. I’ve heard that hundreds of people are currently working day and night to create a never before seen experience, so I honestly cannot wait for the last weekend of July.”     Festival visitors will be able to navigate easily through a magical and newly created Tomorrowland location with a PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet – you don’t need special VR goggles – and explore the entire festival site in an interactive way together with friends. Besides the performances there will be all kinds of interactive experiences to choose from, including inspirational webinars, games and workshops related to lifestyle, food, fashion and the Tomorrowland Foundation. Together with the performances, Tomorrowland Around the World will be a full day/weekend experience between 15h00–01h00 CEST. There will be a ‘time-zone-friendly’ option for visitors from Asia and North or South America. The People of Tomorrow are invited to experience this unique event together with friends: dressing up with your best festival outfit, putting up tents in your back garden to create your own DreamVille, setting up a big screen, inviting your beloved ones for a nice barbecue with music and an amazing festival experience, decorating your balcony or throwing a party in your living room – this weekend is all about uniting through the power of music in a responsible and safe way.   Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival – the line-up:  Adam Beyer Adriatique Afrojack Alan Walker Amelie Lens Andrew Rayel ANNA Armin van Buuren Bassjackers B Jones Carnage Cat Dealers Cellini Charlotte de Witte Claptone Coone Da Tweekaz David Guetta D-Block & S-te-fan Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Dixon Don Diablo EDX Eptic Fedde Legrand Gryffin Jack Back Joris Voorn Joyhauser Klingande Kölsch Laidback Luke DJ Licious Lost Frequencies Marlo Martin Garrix Modestep Mr Pig NERVO Netsky NGHTMRE NWYR Oliver Heldens Patrice Baumel Paul Kalkbrenner Ran – D  Regard Reinier Zonneveld Robin Schulz San Holo Solardo Stephan Bodzin Steve Aoki Sub Zero Project Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Tale of Us Tiësto Timmy Trumpet Vini Vici Vintage Culture Wildstylez Yellow Claw Yves Deruyter Yves V The full line-up per stage can be found on tomorrowland.com. Some special performances as well.   Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26,2020. Between 16h00–01h00 CEST. ‘Time-zone-friendly’ for visitors from Asia and North and South America. Open for people of all ages and places. Accessible exclusively on tomorrowland.com. Ticket sales start on Thursday June 18 via tomorrowland.com. Day ticket costs €12.50. Weekend ticket costs €20.00 and includes a week of video-on-demand content to relive the entire experience. Special People of Tomorrow packages and Home Party packages will be available. Info and updates: tomorrowland.com Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival,  unveils star-studded line-up with Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Armin van Buuren, Charlotte de Witte, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kölsch, Lost Frequencies, Martin Garrix, Paul Kalkbrenner, Steve Aoki, Tale of Us, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet and many more. Tomorrowland is giving a first exclusive sneak preview into the new magical world of its spectacular two-day digital music festival experience that will bring together more than 60 of the planet’s biggest names in electronic dance music  on 8 different stages.    On Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26, Tomorrowland is organising Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival: a spectacular entertainment experience open to people of all ages and places, unfazed by borders or boundaries – a world premiere and a major step in the future of digital music festivals. Bringing together more than 60 of the world’s most prominent artists in dance music with spectacular special effects and astonishing 3D-technology, Tomorrowland now announces its stellar line-up for the two-day festival weekend, including unique performances by the likes of Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Armin van Buuren, Charlotte de Witte, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kölsch, Lost Frequencies, Martin Garrix, Paul Kalkbrenner, Steve Aoki, Tale of Us, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet and many more. On top of releasing its full line-up, Tomorrowland is giving a first exclusive sneak preview into the dazzling new Tomorrowland location it has been crafting over the past few months. The full line-up per stage can be found on tomorrowland.com – more very special guests and friends of Tomorrowland will be announced later; ticket sales start on Thursday June 18 via tomorrowland.com.     Catering to all genres with an eclectic line-up, from trance to hardstyle, to house to dubstep and future bass, there is definitely something for everyone during the unprecedented two-day festival experience. Tomorrowland Around the World will offer a packed schedule and is using the world’s best technology in 3D design, video production, gaming and special effects to bring together 8 different stages, including the iconic Mainstage that gives a first introduction into the magical world of ‘The Reflection of Love – Chapter 1’, plenty of signature Tomorrowland stages such as Atmosphere, Core and Freedom Stage, joined by 3 new stages, which have been specially created and designed by the creative team and 3D artists behind Tomorrowland. In an exclusive sneak preview, Tomorrowland is giving a very first look into the magical and newly created Tomorrowland location it has been building over the past few months, giving people across the globe a first taste of the dazzling world they will be able to navigate through during Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival.      Each stage will premiere brand new music and video content from the world’s best artists and a large portion of the fireworks and laser shows characteristic of Tomorrowland. The Mainstage– embodying the theme of 2020 ‘The Reflection of Love – Chapter 1’ – will be graced by the biggest industry heavyweights as Afrojack, Alan Walker, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Don Diablo, Kölsch, Lost Frequencies, Martin Garrix, NERVO, Oliver Heldens Paul Kalkbrenner, Steve Aoki, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet and Vintage Culture. The wonderful Atmosphere stage will be headlined by the likes of techno legends Amelie Lens, Dixon, Joyhauser, Reinier Zonneveld, Stephan Bodzin and Tale of Us. Several other house & techno music tastemakers including Adriatique, ANNA, Adam Beyer, Cellini, Charlotte de Witte, Joris Voorn and Patrice Baumel will deliver the most mesmerizing and atmospheric sounds at the mythical Corestage – a crowd favourite and definitely one of the most unique stages at Tomorrowland. Tomorrowland’s iconic Freedom Stage will see Claptone, Jack Back and Solardo return, with hardstyle acts like Coone, Da Tweekaz and Wildstylez on the Q-Dance stage. Some of the world’s best artists in future bass, dubstep and trap music – Carnage, Eptic, Gryffin, Netsky, NGHTMRE, San Holo and Yellow Claw – will gather at one of the brand new stages.      Dimitri Vegas:“We’ve deliberately been holding out on doing livestreams as we wanted this to be really special. We had the opportunity to see the stage designs of the digital festival and it will be nothing like the world has ever seen. It’s truly an immersive and unique experience and surpasses any expectations someone can have when they hear the term ‘virtual festival’. People are just not ready for what they are about to see. We can’t wait!”     Armin van Buuren: “Tomorrowland Around the World is a great opportunity for me to connect with my fans during these lockdown times and I hope that this will help everyone to hold on for a bit longer until we can party together on actual festival grounds again! Very delighted to be part of this ground-breaking event.”     Steve Aoki:“Tomorrowland is always a special festival for me so I'm very honoured to be a part of Tomorrowland’s digital festival that will be uniting so many people from around the world in a way that hasn't been done before. The connection between amazing music, breath-taking 3D design and the latest filming techniques from Hollywood get me extremely excited!”     Paul Kalkbrenner:"I’m very honoured to be part of this exciting new project and I’m thrilled to see the outcome, once it airs. Tomorrowland and its crew have always played an integral role throughout the last years and it has become more of a friendship than a pure work relation. Thanks for having me again on the Mainstage."     Amelie Lens:“I am very excited to be playing at the biggest digital festival ever. I’ve heard that hundreds of people are currently working day and night to create a never before seen experience, so I honestly cannot wait for the last weekend of July.”     Festival visitors will be able to navigate easily through a magical and newly created Tomorrowland location with a PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet – you don’t need special VR goggles – and explore the entire festival site in an interactive way together with friends. Besides the performances there will be all kinds of interactive experiences to choose from, including inspirational webinars, games and workshops related to lifestyle, food, fashion and the Tomorrowland Foundation. Together with the performances, Tomorrowland Around the World will be a full day/weekend experience between 15h00–01h00 CEST. There will be a ‘time-zone-friendly’ option for visitors from Asia and North or South America. The People of Tomorrow are invited to experience this unique event together with friends: dressing up with your best festival outfit, putting up tents in your back garden to create your own DreamVille, setting up a big screen, inviting your beloved ones for a nice barbecue with music and an amazing festival experience, decorating your balcony or throwing a party in your living room – this weekend is all about uniting through the power of music in a responsible and safe way.   Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival – the line-up:  Adam Beyer Adriatique Afrojack Alan Walker Amelie Lens Andrew Rayel ANNA Armin van Buuren Bassjackers B Jones Carnage Cat Dealers Cellini Charlotte de Witte Claptone Coone Da Tweekaz David Guetta D-Block & S-te-fan Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Dixon Don Diablo EDX Eptic Fedde Legrand Gryffin Jack Back Joris Voorn Joyhauser Klingande Kölsch Laidback Luke DJ Licious Lost Frequencies Marlo Martin Garrix Modestep Mr Pig NERVO Netsky NGHTMRE NWYR Oliver Heldens Patrice Baumel Paul Kalkbrenner Ran – D  Regard Reinier Zonneveld Robin Schulz San Holo Solardo Stephan Bodzin Steve Aoki Sub Zero Project Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Tale of Us Tiësto Timmy Trumpet Vini Vici Vintage Culture Wildstylez Yellow Claw Yves Deruyter Yves V The full line-up per stage can be found on tomorrowland.com. Some special performances as well.   Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26,2020. Between 16h00–01h00 CEST. ‘Time-zone-friendly’ for visitors from Asia and North and South America. Open for people of all ages and places. Accessible exclusively on tomorrowland.com. Ticket sales start on Thursday June 18 via tomorrowland.com. Day ticket costs €12.50. Weekend ticket costs €20.00 and includes a week of video-on-demand content to relive the entire experience. Special People of Tomorrow packages and Home Party packages will be available. Info and updates: tomorrowland.com

Dutch Ghanaian rapper Frenna receives award during extraordinary corona proof concert recognizing 1 billion worldwide streams
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Dutch Ghanaian rapper Frenna receives award during extraordinary corona proof concert recognizing 1 billion worldwide streams

Music Dutch Ghanaian rapper Frenna, known for international hits like ‘Ghetto Youth’, ‘Abloh’ and ‘Money Deh Yah’, received a unique award during his sold out show for the Larger Than Live concert series in Amsterdam.     After opening the show with some of his legendary Dutch hits, close friend and Dutch soccer player Quincy Promes got on stage to hand out this unique award to Frenna. An award that recognizes the 1 billion worldwide streams Frenna received on his own tracks and projects he was featured in.   Frenna, who was born in The Hague in The Netherlands and has Ghanaian roots, says partly growing up in Ghana changed him as a person and plays a huge role in his creative process. From numerous #1 hitsto two platinum albums, to being crowned most-streamed Dutch Spotify Artist in 2019, and breaking the until then established Spotify record for most streams in twenty-four hours, Frenna has had quite the journey. A journey that is still only starting,   His sold out Larger Than Live ‘Frenna Deluxe’show was his first show in four months as all his performances got cancelled due to the corona measures. ‘Frenna Deluxe’, was the first time Frenna was able to perform tracks from his platinum album ‘‘t Album Onderweg Naar Het Album’’. He also performed his big hits like ‘My Love’, ‘Wat Is Je Naam’ and ‘Verleden Tijd’. Furthermore, the show featured special guest appearances from Dutch A-listers like SFB and Akwasi.     Frenna on his award: "I am so grateful for my fans. Because of my fans I am able to realize my dream, each and every day. I want to thank everyone who listens to my music and has contributed to these billion streams from the bottom of my heart”.   photos by Jorden Hendriks. Dutch Ghanaian rapper Frenna, known for international hits like ‘Ghetto Youth’, ‘Abloh’ and ‘Money Deh Yah’, received a unique award during his sold out show for the Larger Than Live concert series in Amsterdam.     After opening the show with some of his legendary Dutch hits, close friend and Dutch soccer player Quincy Promes got on stage to hand out this unique award to Frenna. An award that recognizes the 1 billion worldwide streams Frenna received on his own tracks and projects he was featured in.   Frenna, who was born in The Hague in The Netherlands and has Ghanaian roots, says partly growing up in Ghana changed him as a person and plays a huge role in his creative process. From numerous #1 hitsto two platinum albums, to being crowned most-streamed Dutch Spotify Artist in 2019, and breaking the until then established Spotify record for most streams in twenty-four hours, Frenna has had quite the journey. A journey that is still only starting,   His sold out Larger Than Live ‘Frenna Deluxe’show was his first show in four months as all his performances got cancelled due to the corona measures. ‘Frenna Deluxe’, was the first time Frenna was able to perform tracks from his platinum album ‘‘t Album Onderweg Naar Het Album’’. He also performed his big hits like ‘My Love’, ‘Wat Is Je Naam’ and ‘Verleden Tijd’. Furthermore, the show featured special guest appearances from Dutch A-listers like SFB and Akwasi.     Frenna on his award: "I am so grateful for my fans. Because of my fans I am able to realize my dream, each and every day. I want to thank everyone who listens to my music and has contributed to these billion streams from the bottom of my heart”.   photos by Jorden Hendriks.

At home with Allie X
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At home with Allie X

Music During these times, we had a moment to chat with Allie X about her time during lockdown. Captured by Antonio Eugenio.     Who are you  and what is your profession?   I am someone always striving to find out who I am.  I am a creative. Meaning I like to make things.  I love beauty.  I love honesty.      How do you think Covid-19 will affect the music industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of music?    I can't see it not impacting the live industry and how close people stand at concerts.  I think we will see people leaving  major cities with the realization that so much can be done remotely. For me personally, this has really made me pause for thought and made me examine how I fit into the music industry.  It's given me perspective and made me want to change in some key ways. Perhaps it's affected other musicians in the same way.      How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I started quarantine by trying a whole bunch of new things. Learning how to edit in premiere, making different kinds of at home content, Tik Tok haha.  I've stopped doing all that though and now am fully obsessed with renovating my hallway by myself. I've learned A LOT about home improvement.  I love the creativity, the empowerment, and the manual labour aspects.  It seems to be the perfect thing for me right now.         What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   It really varies depending on if I need to show my face publicly or not.  I've been "au naturel" for most of the quarantine especially since I put all my energy into DIY, because I just get covered in sawdust anyway haha. However, I am still very focused on skin and my skin has been really good lately.  Probably because I am so much less stressed and not on a plane every 2 weeks.  My current skin routine includes Yay For Earth skin balm, Retrouve Intensive Moisturizer and priming pads, Noto Facewash and Honey Girls Organic Regenerating Face Serum.       What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   How to build stuff like I mentioned before.         Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   Hmm I don't even have a resume... but something  a lot of people don't know is I LOVE getting a massage.       What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   Italy, Amalfi Coast.  Dreaming about that.        What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?    My phone wallpaper is John Singer Sargent's Madame X... for obvious reasons I think haha.        Are you working on any new music and do you have any new releases coming up?   Some remixes!       Check out Allie on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alliex/?hl=en   During these times, we had a moment to chat with Allie X about her time during lockdown. Captured by Antonio Eugenio.     Who are you  and what is your profession?   I am someone always striving to find out who I am.  I am a creative. Meaning I like to make things.  I love beauty.  I love honesty.      How do you think Covid-19 will affect the music industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of music?    I can't see it not impacting the live industry and how close people stand at concerts.  I think we will see people leaving  major cities with the realization that so much can be done remotely. For me personally, this has really made me pause for thought and made me examine how I fit into the music industry.  It's given me perspective and made me want to change in some key ways. Perhaps it's affected other musicians in the same way.      How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I started quarantine by trying a whole bunch of new things. Learning how to edit in premiere, making different kinds of at home content, Tik Tok haha.  I've stopped doing all that though and now am fully obsessed with renovating my hallway by myself. I've learned A LOT about home improvement.  I love the creativity, the empowerment, and the manual labour aspects.  It seems to be the perfect thing for me right now.         What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   It really varies depending on if I need to show my face publicly or not.  I've been "au naturel" for most of the quarantine especially since I put all my energy into DIY, because I just get covered in sawdust anyway haha. However, I am still very focused on skin and my skin has been really good lately.  Probably because I am so much less stressed and not on a plane every 2 weeks.  My current skin routine includes Yay For Earth skin balm, Retrouve Intensive Moisturizer and priming pads, Noto Facewash and Honey Girls Organic Regenerating Face Serum.       What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   How to build stuff like I mentioned before.         Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   Hmm I don't even have a resume... but something  a lot of people don't know is I LOVE getting a massage.       What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   Italy, Amalfi Coast.  Dreaming about that.        What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?    My phone wallpaper is John Singer Sargent's Madame X... for obvious reasons I think haha.        Are you working on any new music and do you have any new releases coming up?   Some remixes!       Check out Allie on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alliex/?hl=en  

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Tomorrowland introduces a digital festival: ‘Tomorrowland  Around The World’
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Tomorrowland introduces a digital festival: ‘Tomorrowland Around The World’

Music A spectacular two-day digital music festival experience, bringing together the planet’s biggest names in electronic dance music and the world’s best technology in 3D design, video production and special effects.   Trailer here.     Just imagine... a dazzling new Tomorrowland location has been crafted over the past few months, in a place far away from anyone, a place that you would normally never visit... but one that is set to open its doors, welcoming everyone from all corners of the world, for one weekend only…     On Saturday, July 25thand Sunday, July 26th, Tomorrowland will host their first 3D digital festivaledition, titled ‘Tomorrowland Around The World’. People of all ages and places are invited to join the spectacular festival experience. Without limitations of borders or boundaries, the two-day event is a world premiere and a major step in the future of music festivals.      Over recent months, Tomorrowland has received many requests from its worldwide community to do something special during the two sold-out weekends of Tomorrowland Belgium. This global connection has inspired Tomorrowland to introduce and create a brand new platform through which visitors can participate in an unprecedented two-day festival experience with the world’s first interactive 3D festival experience. Festival visitors will be able to navigate easily through a magical and newly created Tomorrowland location with a PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet – you don’t need special VR goggles – and explore the entire festival site in an interactive way together with friends. The two-day festival weekend will offer its guests a packed schedule with plenty of things to do, see and experience.  As with the other editions of Tomorrowland, music and spectacular shows will be central to this event. The world’s best technologies in gaming, 3D design, video productionandspecial effects will bring together 8 different stagesincluding Atmosphere, Core, Freedom Stage and Elixir, joined by 3 new stages, which have been specially created and designed by the creative team and 3D artists behind Tomorrowland. Each stage will feature music from the world’s best artists in dance and electronic music – from all genres – and a large portion of the fireworks and laser shows characteristic of Tomorrowland. As icing on the cake this year’s iconic Mainstage, embodying the theme of 2020 ‘The Reflection of Love – Chapter 1’, will be unveiled to the world during Tomorrowland Around The World.  Besides the performances, there will be all kinds of interactive experiences to choose from, including inspirational webinars, games and workshops related to lifestyle, food, fashion and the Tomorrowland Foundation. Together with the performances, Tomorrowland Around The World will be a full day/weekend experience between 15h00–01h00 CEST. There will be a ‘time-zone-friendly’ option for visitors from Asia and North or South America.     Michiel Beers, co-founder of Tomorrowland: “Tomorrowland Around The World is the result of a gigantic team effort of hundreds of people who are working around the clock to create a never-before-seen interactive entertainment experience. Since we started this project and all ideas came together, we immediately felt an enormous energy and lots of positivity from everybody involved. For us it’s a bit re-inventing the festival experience, but we truly believe that we can bring the spirit of Tomorrowland and entertainment at the highest level to people and homes around the globe. We hope that hundreds of thousands of people will unite in a responsible way and that small Tomorrowland gatherings at people’s homes – from Canada to Australia, from Japan to Brazil and everywhere in between – will be organised. Especially during the weekend where normally Tomorrowland Belgium would take place, we really have the power to unite the world.”     The People of Tomorrow are invited to experience this unique event together with friends: dressing up with your best festival outfit, putting up tents in your back gardento create your own DreamVille, setting up a big screen, inviting your beloved ones for a nice barbecue with music and an amazing festival experience, decorating your balcony or throwing a partyin your living room– this weekend is all about uniting through the power of music in a responsible and safe way.     More about this all-new Tomorrowland location will be revealed in the coming weeks.     Tomorrowland Around The World, the digital festival: ●     Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26,2020. ●     Between 15h00–01h00 CEST. ●     ‘Time-zone-friendly’ for visitors from Asia and North and South America. ●     Open for people of all ages and places. ●     Accessible exclusively on tomorrowland.com. ●     Line-up will be announced on Monday June 15. ●     Ticket sales start on Thursday June 18 via tomorrowland.com. ●     Day ticket costs €12.50. ●     Weekend ticket costs €20.00 and includes a week of video-on-demand content to relive the entire experience. ●     Special People of Tomorrow packages and Home Party packages will be available. ●     Info and updates: tomorrowland.com A spectacular two-day digital music festival experience, bringing together the planet’s biggest names in electronic dance music and the world’s best technology in 3D design, video production and special effects.   Trailer here.     Just imagine... a dazzling new Tomorrowland location has been crafted over the past few months, in a place far away from anyone, a place that you would normally never visit... but one that is set to open its doors, welcoming everyone from all corners of the world, for one weekend only…     On Saturday, July 25thand Sunday, July 26th, Tomorrowland will host their first 3D digital festivaledition, titled ‘Tomorrowland Around The World’. People of all ages and places are invited to join the spectacular festival experience. Without limitations of borders or boundaries, the two-day event is a world premiere and a major step in the future of music festivals.      Over recent months, Tomorrowland has received many requests from its worldwide community to do something special during the two sold-out weekends of Tomorrowland Belgium. This global connection has inspired Tomorrowland to introduce and create a brand new platform through which visitors can participate in an unprecedented two-day festival experience with the world’s first interactive 3D festival experience. Festival visitors will be able to navigate easily through a magical and newly created Tomorrowland location with a PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet – you don’t need special VR goggles – and explore the entire festival site in an interactive way together with friends. The two-day festival weekend will offer its guests a packed schedule with plenty of things to do, see and experience.  As with the other editions of Tomorrowland, music and spectacular shows will be central to this event. The world’s best technologies in gaming, 3D design, video productionandspecial effects will bring together 8 different stagesincluding Atmosphere, Core, Freedom Stage and Elixir, joined by 3 new stages, which have been specially created and designed by the creative team and 3D artists behind Tomorrowland. Each stage will feature music from the world’s best artists in dance and electronic music – from all genres – and a large portion of the fireworks and laser shows characteristic of Tomorrowland. As icing on the cake this year’s iconic Mainstage, embodying the theme of 2020 ‘The Reflection of Love – Chapter 1’, will be unveiled to the world during Tomorrowland Around The World.  Besides the performances, there will be all kinds of interactive experiences to choose from, including inspirational webinars, games and workshops related to lifestyle, food, fashion and the Tomorrowland Foundation. Together with the performances, Tomorrowland Around The World will be a full day/weekend experience between 15h00–01h00 CEST. There will be a ‘time-zone-friendly’ option for visitors from Asia and North or South America.     Michiel Beers, co-founder of Tomorrowland: “Tomorrowland Around The World is the result of a gigantic team effort of hundreds of people who are working around the clock to create a never-before-seen interactive entertainment experience. Since we started this project and all ideas came together, we immediately felt an enormous energy and lots of positivity from everybody involved. For us it’s a bit re-inventing the festival experience, but we truly believe that we can bring the spirit of Tomorrowland and entertainment at the highest level to people and homes around the globe. We hope that hundreds of thousands of people will unite in a responsible way and that small Tomorrowland gatherings at people’s homes – from Canada to Australia, from Japan to Brazil and everywhere in between – will be organised. Especially during the weekend where normally Tomorrowland Belgium would take place, we really have the power to unite the world.”     The People of Tomorrow are invited to experience this unique event together with friends: dressing up with your best festival outfit, putting up tents in your back gardento create your own DreamVille, setting up a big screen, inviting your beloved ones for a nice barbecue with music and an amazing festival experience, decorating your balcony or throwing a partyin your living room– this weekend is all about uniting through the power of music in a responsible and safe way.     More about this all-new Tomorrowland location will be revealed in the coming weeks.     Tomorrowland Around The World, the digital festival: ●     Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26,2020. ●     Between 15h00–01h00 CEST. ●     ‘Time-zone-friendly’ for visitors from Asia and North and South America. ●     Open for people of all ages and places. ●     Accessible exclusively on tomorrowland.com. ●     Line-up will be announced on Monday June 15. ●     Ticket sales start on Thursday June 18 via tomorrowland.com. ●     Day ticket costs €12.50. ●     Weekend ticket costs €20.00 and includes a week of video-on-demand content to relive the entire experience. ●     Special People of Tomorrow packages and Home Party packages will be available. ●     Info and updates: tomorrowland.com

At home with Alexander DiPersia
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At home with Alexander DiPersia

Men In New York City with Alexander DiPersia, captured by Kat Irlin.   Who are you  and what is your profession?   It likely says this above somewhere but for the record, I am Alexander DiPersia, called Alexander by some, Alex by others, and AJ since I was a kid and my brother couldn’t pronounce Alexander. I am, according to google, an actor but I am also a writer and in fact most of my time is taken up but what was once my side-gig, art dealing and curation. I collect art passionately (addictively) and fund that by placing art in both private and public collections across the world. It allows me to have an element of control and input that simply sitting back and waiting for meetings and auditions to work out doesn’t. Plus I constantly get to see beautiful things, which is an absolute must to keep me happy and engaged.       How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?    I think short term we’ve already seen less spending by consumers across all brand price points and obviously a lot less parties and hulabaloo around fashion week’s and shows and who gets to go where and why. I think parts of this will last long term and maybe that’s for the better. Less buying of things we don’t need but think we do because other’s have them, and less FOMO from an exclusive and exclusionary world that everyone gets a peek into via social media. In regards to the general perception of fashion I don’t think too much will change, what’s cool will be cool, as long as we can wear it comfortably while at home binge-ing our favorite tv show ;)     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   Like most everyone I’ve been doing a lot of cooking, that’s not new, but I certainly have been doing it more now than ever before. I love thai food and have never tried cooking it, so that has been a fun and very spicey experiment. I also have picked up a love for the bow and arrow. I now spend my afternoons in the backyard pretending I’m a much less talented Robin Hood. From a work perspective, I am working more than ever as we are expected to have our phones on us at all times. I really don’t mind it. It’s nice to keep things moving.      What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid -19 effect that?   Right now I don’t have any plans. I’m not one for plans ever but I am usually on a plane 2/3 times a month nomad style. I most likely would be somewhere else right now if not for Covid, but it’s been quite a relief just staying in one place and being content with that. The first thing I will do when I am allowed to and am comfortable doing so is to go and visit my 7 moth old niece in London. I miss her every second of every day.   What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   I truly never thought I’d be asked this question. I’m honored. It has certainly changed a bit during covid as I’m likely not showering as much as I should be. But that will change (I think.) When I shower in the morning (again that has changed) I wash my face with la roche posay facewash and then moisturize with embryollise moisturizer. I found out about both of these during my time on film sets not by trial and error, they were entirely someone else’s idea and the face wash smells nice. At night I wipe my face down with witch hazel which my dad used to use. Simple and clean.     What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   The coolest thing I’ve learned, as I said above, is the bow and arrow. I learned it by watching countless youtube videos, practice, and reading Herrigel’s ‘Zen in the art of Archery,’ which is the book credited with introducing Zen to Western audiences. It’s both fun and peaceful and makes me feel a lot cooler than I am. Though it’s not new I’ve really learned to appreciate sunsets and flowers and animals and all that comes with long walks and being upstate. I’m slowly turning into my mother.     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I paint my toe nails. They are currently purple.       What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   As I said above I can’t wait to see my niece in London and give her a big squeeze. Second to that it’s seeing my parents and family members and friends I’ve been so distant from. I really just want some hugs. I’d go anywhere and do anything for a nice big hug right now. I really hope those come back soon. I’ll pay. A lot.     What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   At the moment my songs and playlists are very classical. Bach’s Goldberg Variations as played by Glenn Gould and the Phantom Thread soundtrack by Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead keep me calm and collected though feeling slightly melancholic. I’m listening to nothing too new or exciting, just things that make me feel comforted and ok with being alone.       What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   When I wake up, I go straight to the coffee machine, make a pot, then go sit outside and listen to the birds while I read the news and have way too many cups of coffee. It has been tough lately with what’s been going on in my country and across the world. For months the day’s were met by grim covid numbers and now the morning’s are greeted by sad but important images of the anger spreading throughout my country due to the racial inequalities that have existed for far far too long. Those stick with me throughout the day so before bed, I read the news one more time and then I plug my phone in across the room and set my alarm. I put water and a little snack next to my bed as I inevitably wake up at some point in the night needing something sweet. That’s probably an unhelathy habit.     What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   This is a tough one. I worked out every single day my entire teenage and adult life; boxing, running, swimming, yoga, everything under the sun. As I’ve gotten older I’ve developed some very bad back problems so my ‘workouts,’ if you can call them that, resemble a form of pilates now. Lots of rubber bands and stretches and very light isometric movements. It’s brutal not really being able to really break a sweat, but life is all about adapting. Working out has always been a means of escape for me, so now I just have to face a lot of things head on. TERRIBLE.     What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   My favorite painting, since I was a kid, is Jean-Michel Basquiat’s (untitled) 1981. It is in the collection of Eli and Edith Broad and is in their museum on display in Los Angeles. It’s the painting that first got me interested in art in general, and I had a poster of it on my wall as a child. It shows his focus on anatomy (he was in a car accident as a young guy and became obsessed with the book ‘Gray’s Anatomy’ and mortality), his love for showing both the inside and outside of somene (possibly himself), and it shows both life and death which I think had to do with his fear of dying young which indeed happened at 27 from a heroin overdose. He made so many paintings I love like ‘Defacement’ and that are so important right now, showing that 40 years later the police in America are still brutalizing the Black population. I can’t say either work has directly inspired my work but it has driven me to work hard and keep my head up despite how grim some things may look at times. Basquiat made this painting at 21 and died at 28. A masterpiece as a child and an ending that came way too early. My hope that stems from this is to live a long life and one day create something, anything, that inspires someone else as much as these painthing have inspired me.           INSTAGRAM: @alexanderdipersia In New York City with Alexander DiPersia, captured by Kat Irlin.   Who are you  and what is your profession?   It likely says this above somewhere but for the record, I am Alexander DiPersia, called Alexander by some, Alex by others, and AJ since I was a kid and my brother couldn’t pronounce Alexander. I am, according to google, an actor but I am also a writer and in fact most of my time is taken up but what was once my side-gig, art dealing and curation. I collect art passionately (addictively) and fund that by placing art in both private and public collections across the world. It allows me to have an element of control and input that simply sitting back and waiting for meetings and auditions to work out doesn’t. Plus I constantly get to see beautiful things, which is an absolute must to keep me happy and engaged.       How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?    I think short term we’ve already seen less spending by consumers across all brand price points and obviously a lot less parties and hulabaloo around fashion week’s and shows and who gets to go where and why. I think parts of this will last long term and maybe that’s for the better. Less buying of things we don’t need but think we do because other’s have them, and less FOMO from an exclusive and exclusionary world that everyone gets a peek into via social media. In regards to the general perception of fashion I don’t think too much will change, what’s cool will be cool, as long as we can wear it comfortably while at home binge-ing our favorite tv show ;)     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   Like most everyone I’ve been doing a lot of cooking, that’s not new, but I certainly have been doing it more now than ever before. I love thai food and have never tried cooking it, so that has been a fun and very spicey experiment. I also have picked up a love for the bow and arrow. I now spend my afternoons in the backyard pretending I’m a much less talented Robin Hood. From a work perspective, I am working more than ever as we are expected to have our phones on us at all times. I really don’t mind it. It’s nice to keep things moving.      What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid -19 effect that?   Right now I don’t have any plans. I’m not one for plans ever but I am usually on a plane 2/3 times a month nomad style. I most likely would be somewhere else right now if not for Covid, but it’s been quite a relief just staying in one place and being content with that. The first thing I will do when I am allowed to and am comfortable doing so is to go and visit my 7 moth old niece in London. I miss her every second of every day.   What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   I truly never thought I’d be asked this question. I’m honored. It has certainly changed a bit during covid as I’m likely not showering as much as I should be. But that will change (I think.) When I shower in the morning (again that has changed) I wash my face with la roche posay facewash and then moisturize with embryollise moisturizer. I found out about both of these during my time on film sets not by trial and error, they were entirely someone else’s idea and the face wash smells nice. At night I wipe my face down with witch hazel which my dad used to use. Simple and clean.     What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   The coolest thing I’ve learned, as I said above, is the bow and arrow. I learned it by watching countless youtube videos, practice, and reading Herrigel’s ‘Zen in the art of Archery,’ which is the book credited with introducing Zen to Western audiences. It’s both fun and peaceful and makes me feel a lot cooler than I am. Though it’s not new I’ve really learned to appreciate sunsets and flowers and animals and all that comes with long walks and being upstate. I’m slowly turning into my mother.     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I paint my toe nails. They are currently purple.       What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   As I said above I can’t wait to see my niece in London and give her a big squeeze. Second to that it’s seeing my parents and family members and friends I’ve been so distant from. I really just want some hugs. I’d go anywhere and do anything for a nice big hug right now. I really hope those come back soon. I’ll pay. A lot.     What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   At the moment my songs and playlists are very classical. Bach’s Goldberg Variations as played by Glenn Gould and the Phantom Thread soundtrack by Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead keep me calm and collected though feeling slightly melancholic. I’m listening to nothing too new or exciting, just things that make me feel comforted and ok with being alone.       What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   When I wake up, I go straight to the coffee machine, make a pot, then go sit outside and listen to the birds while I read the news and have way too many cups of coffee. It has been tough lately with what’s been going on in my country and across the world. For months the day’s were met by grim covid numbers and now the morning’s are greeted by sad but important images of the anger spreading throughout my country due to the racial inequalities that have existed for far far too long. Those stick with me throughout the day so before bed, I read the news one more time and then I plug my phone in across the room and set my alarm. I put water and a little snack next to my bed as I inevitably wake up at some point in the night needing something sweet. That’s probably an unhelathy habit.     What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   This is a tough one. I worked out every single day my entire teenage and adult life; boxing, running, swimming, yoga, everything under the sun. As I’ve gotten older I’ve developed some very bad back problems so my ‘workouts,’ if you can call them that, resemble a form of pilates now. Lots of rubber bands and stretches and very light isometric movements. It’s brutal not really being able to really break a sweat, but life is all about adapting. Working out has always been a means of escape for me, so now I just have to face a lot of things head on. TERRIBLE.     What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   My favorite painting, since I was a kid, is Jean-Michel Basquiat’s (untitled) 1981. It is in the collection of Eli and Edith Broad and is in their museum on display in Los Angeles. It’s the painting that first got me interested in art in general, and I had a poster of it on my wall as a child. It shows his focus on anatomy (he was in a car accident as a young guy and became obsessed with the book ‘Gray’s Anatomy’ and mortality), his love for showing both the inside and outside of somene (possibly himself), and it shows both life and death which I think had to do with his fear of dying young which indeed happened at 27 from a heroin overdose. He made so many paintings I love like ‘Defacement’ and that are so important right now, showing that 40 years later the police in America are still brutalizing the Black population. I can’t say either work has directly inspired my work but it has driven me to work hard and keep my head up despite how grim some things may look at times. Basquiat made this painting at 21 and died at 28. A masterpiece as a child and an ending that came way too early. My hope that stems from this is to live a long life and one day create something, anything, that inspires someone else as much as these painthing have inspired me.           INSTAGRAM: @alexanderdipersia

No Art Hotel; the first festival in the 1.5 meter society
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No Art Hotel; the first festival in the 1.5 meter society

Parties The Amsterdam organization No Art is organizing the first Dutch festival in the 1.5 meter society in collaboration with A'DAM Toren and Sir Adam on Saturday 20 June. During the 24-hour festival, 120 visitors will be surprised with various activities, in multiple locations in the A'DAM Tower and in the hotel rooms of Sir Adam. The guidelines of the RIVM are taken into account at all times and throughout the entire event. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Het Rode Kruis Amsterdam-Amstelland. The pre-registration starts on Wednesday 27 May from 5 p.m. via the Facebook event.     Dinner show & Live streams: The evening starts with a three-hour dinner show where the visitors are divided between The Loft and A'DAM & Co. The dinner show consists of a combination of live art, live music and DJ sets. After dinner it is possible to move to another room for another two hours. The 120 visitors will be divided into four groups of 30 and will be allowed to shift to this space. Visitors are then taken to their rooms where they spend the rest of the festival with a maximum of four people per hotel room.   Each hotel room is equipped with a professional sound system and smart TV with the live stream which is broadcast from The Loft. In order to keep in touch with the other visitors, the rooms are interconnected via Zoom. Drinks can be ordered from the moving bar that passes the hotel rooms. It is strictly forbidden to leave your room during the event and this will be strictly checked by security.     Tickets: Given the expected popularity and limited capacity, the organization operates a lottery system. Interested parties can register online from Wednesday 27 May at 5 p.m. via the Facebook event with up to four people at the same time. After a random draw, it will be announced on 3 June which people have obtained a ticket.     About No Art: No Art is a collective that aims to provide guests with a special experience by combining house music and art with unique locations. No Art previously organized events in the Waalse Kerk, West-Indisch Huis, The Loft and with prominent names from the house scene.       NO ART HOTEL Date: June 20, 2020 Time: 3 pm - 3 pm Location: A’DAM Toren Line-up: TBA. Registration via: http://bit.do/fFGpm  The Amsterdam organization No Art is organizing the first Dutch festival in the 1.5 meter society in collaboration with A'DAM Toren and Sir Adam on Saturday 20 June. During the 24-hour festival, 120 visitors will be surprised with various activities, in multiple locations in the A'DAM Tower and in the hotel rooms of Sir Adam. The guidelines of the RIVM are taken into account at all times and throughout the entire event. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Het Rode Kruis Amsterdam-Amstelland. The pre-registration starts on Wednesday 27 May from 5 p.m. via the Facebook event.     Dinner show & Live streams: The evening starts with a three-hour dinner show where the visitors are divided between The Loft and A'DAM & Co. The dinner show consists of a combination of live art, live music and DJ sets. After dinner it is possible to move to another room for another two hours. The 120 visitors will be divided into four groups of 30 and will be allowed to shift to this space. Visitors are then taken to their rooms where they spend the rest of the festival with a maximum of four people per hotel room.   Each hotel room is equipped with a professional sound system and smart TV with the live stream which is broadcast from The Loft. In order to keep in touch with the other visitors, the rooms are interconnected via Zoom. Drinks can be ordered from the moving bar that passes the hotel rooms. It is strictly forbidden to leave your room during the event and this will be strictly checked by security.     Tickets: Given the expected popularity and limited capacity, the organization operates a lottery system. Interested parties can register online from Wednesday 27 May at 5 p.m. via the Facebook event with up to four people at the same time. After a random draw, it will be announced on 3 June which people have obtained a ticket.     About No Art: No Art is a collective that aims to provide guests with a special experience by combining house music and art with unique locations. No Art previously organized events in the Waalse Kerk, West-Indisch Huis, The Loft and with prominent names from the house scene.       NO ART HOTEL Date: June 20, 2020 Time: 3 pm - 3 pm Location: A’DAM Toren Line-up: TBA. Registration via: http://bit.do/fFGpm 

In conversation with NERVO, KREWELLA & RAJA KUMARI
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In conversation with NERVO, KREWELLA & RAJA KUMARI

Music Krewella x NERVO featuring Raja Kumari release a badass, empowering collab ‘Goddess’! And we had a chance to speak to them about the collaboration.   Hey guys! Tell us who you are, how you define what you do in the industry and a little about the music you make! NERVO: We are sisters - Mim and Liv, and we make up the electronic group NERVO. We are from Australia and have been global citizens, touring the world for the past 10 years. We started our career as songwriters, we have both recently had babies and we love tiramisu, schnitzel and cheese and pickle sandwiches.   KREWELLA: We are sisters, seekers, creators, creatures, whose dreams have somehow been fulfilled by the universe. We’re about to arrive at the decade-long point of our career of making music together, and as both family, collaborators, and business partners, it’s been quite the journey. While the dynamic of collaborating and building a business with a family member can be complex through constantly putting our relationship to the test, it has most definitely pushed us to keep the ourselves in check. As a result, the patience, awareness, and dedication to work through the personal struggles and artistic challenges together have brought forth emotional and creative breakthroughs that have been the fuel for Krewella’s evolution. The music we make has always embodied some sort of juxtaposition, whether that be soft with the aggressive, dark with light, ethereal with mechanical, confidence with confusion. A few years ago was a turning point, as we transitioned from releasing through a major label, to self-releasing. That decision opened us up to having more time, space, and confidence, to explore our multi-cultural upbringing, being half-Pakistani American. This fusion of East meets West has grounded itself as a pillar of our visual and sonic art, alongside our electronic roots.   RAJA KUMARI: I’m Raja Kumari, I was born in Los Angeles and started my career as a classical dancer, who later developed into a songwriter, writing hits for Gwen Stefani, Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony, and more. I’m also a judge and mentor on MTV Hustle,a rap battle competition show to help groom up and coming rappers!     You guys have a bad-ass, empowering new track out ‘Goddess’ – we hear that NERVO and Krewella were looking to work together for a long time and this was six years in the making! Tell us how the idea came about, how it has evolved from the early days and what you want people to get from the track! NERVO: We have known the girls and been fan of the girls since they started. We always spoke about getting in the studio together but due to our crazy touring schedules it was very difficult. Then sure enough, in 2019, the Krew sisters sent us an idea they had been working on. We immediately loved it, added our parts and the creative back and forth went on for about 5 months. Fast forward 10 months and here we are today releasing it. Sadly we were never able to actually get in the studio with the girls but hopefully that will change for the next collab. And who knows, perhaps if we are all stranded in LA due to COVID-19 we can make use of the time and make some tunes together, organically, how we all used to before we were touring machines!   KREWELLA: Liv and Mim of Nervo are such legends. We’ve been looking up to them since we were babies in this industry, and always appreciated their songwriting, sister-connection, ambition, and support of our project. Talks about collaborating were loosely thrown around on social media, or as we saw each other in passing at festivals. But when Yasmine and I started working on Goddess, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to bring other bad bitches on the track. We wanted it to feel like a party. Our fellow sisters Mim & Liv brought in their perspective with the songwriting, and we made edits over Skype. They did a killer job of recording and producing their own vocals. It’s such a jam to dance too, and we just want listeners to feel their inner goddess and move their bodies freely while listening. Empowering oneself through body movement can be such a liberating way to tap into that spirit.   RAJA KUMARI: The girls in Krewella sent me the track about a year ago and said they wanted to create a female-empowerment anthem. They had sent me a few verses already written and I added the feature after I had heard the chorus. I wanted to name check some of the bad-ass female warriors of our past to complement the song.     And how did a talent such as Raja Kumari come to be on the track? NERVO: That is all down to The Krewella babes. They had the connect and of course we were thrilled about it!   KREWELLA: Raja was the icing on the cake. When she signed on to write her bridge and join the party, we felt even more connecting to the record. Her presence, being a badass Indian rapper, writer, and singer, integrated the cultural fusion that Yasmine and I live for.     How great is it to have a full female cast of artist for the collaboration? NERVO: It’s a dream come true to feature alongside so many great fierce women ! Not only are we female performers but a co-writer on the track is an extremely talented lady called KARRA. Love how these days girls are more and more involved in the making music. It hasn’t always been like this!   KREWELLA: It’s been a long time coming. And hopefully more to come. As our project continues to evolve, our future vision is becoming more clear in that involves more efforts to bring together voices who are still minorities in the dance community.   RAJA KUMARI: I’m really proud of the song,both for the feminine aspect but also because this combines three different cultures from across the globe, and shows that music is universal.     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the music industry both long-term and short-term? How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of music? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be? NERVO: It’s true that COVID-19 has completely crushed our industry’s live business but, it can never destroy it as our love for music and our need to dance will prevail. Short term, we will probably retreat to our previous lives as music makers and spend a lot more time in the studio. And long term (once a vaccine is found) I’m sure we will recover and the live business will return to it’s full glory, if not stronger as we will all have a new found appreciation of the freedoms we once took for granted. It has been difficult to see many of our team loose their jobs, from our agents to the promoters who have become our family over the past ten years, but change can bring a new perspective and hopefully this means we can all spend time with our families and think deeper about what we are grateful for and what is important to us. It’s clear that the world are showing a new found appreciation for our health workers and this is wonderful to see. Our thoughts are with everyone who has suffered through this virus. We are united in our pain and our will to overcome it.   KREWELLA: Honestly, I find that question to be so difficult to answer..there are so many different theories and projections being thrown around out there, and if anything, it’s just been making me feel like I don’t know shit about what’s going on, what’s to come, how to plan, and what to make of this whole experience. There’s so much confusion, lack of valid data, and uncertainty, to even speculate what how this pandemic will reconfigure the psyche of the community. And I don’t know if what I am personally experiencing is a reflection of the collective. I’m a bit all over the place emotionally, and my music choices are such a reflection of that. Maybe the general population is getting bored, overwhelmed, or numb to the constant churning out of music content that feels like a desperate attempt for relevance, and they’re seeking authentic, personal stories, created from a spiritual place outside the pressures of the industry. Or maybe the general population is just gobbling up all the content and spending more time browsing online to bide the time, or because entertainment is healing them. I think it might all be happening at once. At this point for music artists, the inability to plan and schedule our future almost seems to be becoming the “new norm,” and the vibe I’m getting is that some creatives are leaning into this. Like what can be created during this time when we remove the veil of “time.” Some might not even be creating yet. Just taking it slow. Taking it day by day, feeling the feels. Processing what thoughts, themes, emotions, and imagery, surface from the subconscious, as we are not busying ourselves with the hustle bustle of maintaining our positions. As I’m trying to be patient with my own creative process, I’d like to think this period of re-calibration and self-discovery as fertile soil for seeds of art to flourish. If you look at history, art and poetry flourished in such revolutionary ways after pandemics, wars, global disasters...There’s a quote by Egyptian cultural commentator Ahdaf Soueif that I often romanticize when I think the collective’s relationship with art and music: “...art shows your your own feelings, your own thoughts and impulses, articulated, transmuted, given form. And it shows you, in that act of mutual recognition, that you and the collective are one.”   RAJA KUMARI: I think there will be a significant conversation about mental health, and we need to be more open about what people are going through. I don’t think we’ll ever return to the routines we had before, and we’ll take a more cautious approach to things like live events and daily activities.     What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it? How have you been spending this time? LIV : I am at the home we grew up in in Melbourne, Australia. Our grandmother has moved in and one person per week leaves to do a grocery shop. We have 5 people in our family who could be high risk to COVID-19 so we are all doing our best to stay isolated. So far we wake up, all have breakfast, watch the news (we are glued to it these days!) and then someone starts to prepare food. I have been playing the piano again which has been really lovely and my baby Ace has a lot of love around her :)   MIM : I am in Barcelona with my partner, his parents and our baby Ithaca. We are on complete lock down. We do not use the elevator, we stay indoors and we try not to watch too much news. I slowly chip away at emails and yesterday felt like being creative so worked on a small idea which I sent to Liv before I went to bed, so she can develop it further. These are the times we live in. It’s hard but thank God for skype, whatsapp and all the technology that makes staying in touch with family in Australia and work possible!   KREWELLA:  Learning to un-learn. Learning to open the heart and mind (Work in progress).   RAJA KUMARI: I’ve been watching a lot of Trevor Noah and becoming more educated on what’s going on in the world, current events, and how people are being treated.     How do each of you find inspiration – is there anything particular such as art, fashion, family, or your heritage that you draw inspiration from? NERVO: Inspiration comes from everywhere. Lyrics are drawn from stories and experiences in our lives or the lives of our friends, and musically we are constantly evolving. We get bored of sounds very easily so are always pushing to make something different. Different places we travel inspire our fashion tastes, food and has an impact on so many aspects of our lives. Being able to travel the globe, interact with fans, meet different nationalities, and experience cultures has given us all the inspiration over the last 10+ years and we hope it can pick up again soon!   KREWELLA: Inspiration sometimes arrives at the doorstep of our souls as an unexpected visitor, and sometimes it can be discovered in places in the external environment. World music, Islamic imagery, nostalgic albums, nature’s enigma, taking deep breaths, slowing down, love, human connection, vivid dreams, novelty, dawn, golden hour...those are some things that stimulate my imagination. I get really down on myself when I go through creative droughts, and I’m working on being patient with myself during those internal seasons. But sometimes you just have to do some shit out of your norm to stir up stagnant energy and come up for air.   RAJA KUMARI: I’ve been learning a lot from the younger generation and next wave of musicians on how to create. After signing to Nas, I’ve been a;sp spending more time learning and studying the greats, how they approached mixing, melodies, and lyrics.     As all festivals are for now canceled across the globe it seems until the end of 2020, what new ways have you found of performing and reaching your audience? NERVO: We try and stay creative. Try and enjoy this forced vacation. It’s actually really lovely to be home with family and our babies. We have never had this much time off! With all the hours in the day it’s easy to be creative! The main issue we have is it is difficult not being together as we feel we create the best when we are together (it’s also a much quicker process when we are together). We will be releasing new music still, doing live stream events, and staying active on socials. It’s important to stay connected and we will do our part the best we can! Hope you enjoy the new sounds until we can get back in front of a live audience again, as there is nothing like it!   KREWELLA: Yasmine set up system for recording video and audio from her home studio, and we went pretty hard on streaming DJ sets, chats, and entertainment at first. Every week the energy of ourselves as individuals, as well the the collective Krew is different, so we’re constantly recalibrating our sense of balance with how much to put ourselves out there and engage online.   RAJA KUMARI: I’ve loved being able to connect on different live platforms. It’s such a great way to have a one-on-one connection with people across the globe and check in with my fans.     Leading on from ‘Goddess’ – who are your favourite powerful, strong goddesses in your lives, or who are some women you guys look up to? NERVO: Our Aunty Mary is an inspiration. She is so giving and humble. She takes care of our 97 year old grandmother (who will likely live until she is 120 at this rate!). She has devoted her life to her family. In many ways we think this is very powerful and we certainly feel very grateful for her. Our Nonna (grandma) Laura is another inspiring woman in our lives. She has lived through war and hardship, immigrated from Italy to Australia, separated from family, worked full time while taking care of a household, widowed - twice, yet through all of this is still so positive. Her resilience is awe inspiring!   KREWELLA: Our mothers. Our grandmothers and ancestors who are no longer with us in this physical reality, but are woven in our DNA and have left a trail of spiritual seeds for us to follow. Our sisters Aisha and Nida. Esther Perel, Malala, Nadia Murad, Brene Brown, Nadya Okamoto, our manager Fiona (god bless that woman).... oh gosh....Too many too name, and too many I’m not even aware of. But major shoutout to the low-key goddesses in our lives. Like the ones the masses don’t know about, the ones who quietly radiate these beautiful vibrations that seep into your subconscious that influence and inspire you. The mom who rings me up at the grocery store, she calls me "honey" and gives me good blessings every time I check out. That's a goddess.   RAJA KUMARI: My mom is definitely the Goddess in my life. She’s always been my hero, and she’s always approached everything with class and grace.     Thank you for taking the time to speak to us guys, any final words for your European audience? Best of luck with the release! NERVO: Thank you everyone for the constant support. We feel you, we love you and we cannot wait to get back into things when this COVID-19 era is done diddy done! Krewella x NERVO featuring Raja Kumari release a badass, empowering collab ‘Goddess’! And we had a chance to speak to them about the collaboration.   Hey guys! Tell us who you are, how you define what you do in the industry and a little about the music you make! NERVO: We are sisters - Mim and Liv, and we make up the electronic group NERVO. We are from Australia and have been global citizens, touring the world for the past 10 years. We started our career as songwriters, we have both recently had babies and we love tiramisu, schnitzel and cheese and pickle sandwiches.   KREWELLA: We are sisters, seekers, creators, creatures, whose dreams have somehow been fulfilled by the universe. We’re about to arrive at the decade-long point of our career of making music together, and as both family, collaborators, and business partners, it’s been quite the journey. While the dynamic of collaborating and building a business with a family member can be complex through constantly putting our relationship to the test, it has most definitely pushed us to keep the ourselves in check. As a result, the patience, awareness, and dedication to work through the personal struggles and artistic challenges together have brought forth emotional and creative breakthroughs that have been the fuel for Krewella’s evolution. The music we make has always embodied some sort of juxtaposition, whether that be soft with the aggressive, dark with light, ethereal with mechanical, confidence with confusion. A few years ago was a turning point, as we transitioned from releasing through a major label, to self-releasing. That decision opened us up to having more time, space, and confidence, to explore our multi-cultural upbringing, being half-Pakistani American. This fusion of East meets West has grounded itself as a pillar of our visual and sonic art, alongside our electronic roots.   RAJA KUMARI: I’m Raja Kumari, I was born in Los Angeles and started my career as a classical dancer, who later developed into a songwriter, writing hits for Gwen Stefani, Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony, and more. I’m also a judge and mentor on MTV Hustle,a rap battle competition show to help groom up and coming rappers!     You guys have a bad-ass, empowering new track out ‘Goddess’ – we hear that NERVO and Krewella were looking to work together for a long time and this was six years in the making! Tell us how the idea came about, how it has evolved from the early days and what you want people to get from the track! NERVO: We have known the girls and been fan of the girls since they started. We always spoke about getting in the studio together but due to our crazy touring schedules it was very difficult. Then sure enough, in 2019, the Krew sisters sent us an idea they had been working on. We immediately loved it, added our parts and the creative back and forth went on for about 5 months. Fast forward 10 months and here we are today releasing it. Sadly we were never able to actually get in the studio with the girls but hopefully that will change for the next collab. And who knows, perhaps if we are all stranded in LA due to COVID-19 we can make use of the time and make some tunes together, organically, how we all used to before we were touring machines!   KREWELLA: Liv and Mim of Nervo are such legends. We’ve been looking up to them since we were babies in this industry, and always appreciated their songwriting, sister-connection, ambition, and support of our project. Talks about collaborating were loosely thrown around on social media, or as we saw each other in passing at festivals. But when Yasmine and I started working on Goddess, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to bring other bad bitches on the track. We wanted it to feel like a party. Our fellow sisters Mim & Liv brought in their perspective with the songwriting, and we made edits over Skype. They did a killer job of recording and producing their own vocals. It’s such a jam to dance too, and we just want listeners to feel their inner goddess and move their bodies freely while listening. Empowering oneself through body movement can be such a liberating way to tap into that spirit.   RAJA KUMARI: The girls in Krewella sent me the track about a year ago and said they wanted to create a female-empowerment anthem. They had sent me a few verses already written and I added the feature after I had heard the chorus. I wanted to name check some of the bad-ass female warriors of our past to complement the song.     And how did a talent such as Raja Kumari come to be on the track? NERVO: That is all down to The Krewella babes. They had the connect and of course we were thrilled about it!   KREWELLA: Raja was the icing on the cake. When she signed on to write her bridge and join the party, we felt even more connecting to the record. Her presence, being a badass Indian rapper, writer, and singer, integrated the cultural fusion that Yasmine and I live for.     How great is it to have a full female cast of artist for the collaboration? NERVO: It’s a dream come true to feature alongside so many great fierce women ! Not only are we female performers but a co-writer on the track is an extremely talented lady called KARRA. Love how these days girls are more and more involved in the making music. It hasn’t always been like this!   KREWELLA: It’s been a long time coming. And hopefully more to come. As our project continues to evolve, our future vision is becoming more clear in that involves more efforts to bring together voices who are still minorities in the dance community.   RAJA KUMARI: I’m really proud of the song,both for the feminine aspect but also because this combines three different cultures from across the globe, and shows that music is universal.     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the music industry both long-term and short-term? How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of music? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be? NERVO: It’s true that COVID-19 has completely crushed our industry’s live business but, it can never destroy it as our love for music and our need to dance will prevail. Short term, we will probably retreat to our previous lives as music makers and spend a lot more time in the studio. And long term (once a vaccine is found) I’m sure we will recover and the live business will return to it’s full glory, if not stronger as we will all have a new found appreciation of the freedoms we once took for granted. It has been difficult to see many of our team loose their jobs, from our agents to the promoters who have become our family over the past ten years, but change can bring a new perspective and hopefully this means we can all spend time with our families and think deeper about what we are grateful for and what is important to us. It’s clear that the world are showing a new found appreciation for our health workers and this is wonderful to see. Our thoughts are with everyone who has suffered through this virus. We are united in our pain and our will to overcome it.   KREWELLA: Honestly, I find that question to be so difficult to answer..there are so many different theories and projections being thrown around out there, and if anything, it’s just been making me feel like I don’t know shit about what’s going on, what’s to come, how to plan, and what to make of this whole experience. There’s so much confusion, lack of valid data, and uncertainty, to even speculate what how this pandemic will reconfigure the psyche of the community. And I don’t know if what I am personally experiencing is a reflection of the collective. I’m a bit all over the place emotionally, and my music choices are such a reflection of that. Maybe the general population is getting bored, overwhelmed, or numb to the constant churning out of music content that feels like a desperate attempt for relevance, and they’re seeking authentic, personal stories, created from a spiritual place outside the pressures of the industry. Or maybe the general population is just gobbling up all the content and spending more time browsing online to bide the time, or because entertainment is healing them. I think it might all be happening at once. At this point for music artists, the inability to plan and schedule our future almost seems to be becoming the “new norm,” and the vibe I’m getting is that some creatives are leaning into this. Like what can be created during this time when we remove the veil of “time.” Some might not even be creating yet. Just taking it slow. Taking it day by day, feeling the feels. Processing what thoughts, themes, emotions, and imagery, surface from the subconscious, as we are not busying ourselves with the hustle bustle of maintaining our positions. As I’m trying to be patient with my own creative process, I’d like to think this period of re-calibration and self-discovery as fertile soil for seeds of art to flourish. If you look at history, art and poetry flourished in such revolutionary ways after pandemics, wars, global disasters...There’s a quote by Egyptian cultural commentator Ahdaf Soueif that I often romanticize when I think the collective’s relationship with art and music: “...art shows your your own feelings, your own thoughts and impulses, articulated, transmuted, given form. And it shows you, in that act of mutual recognition, that you and the collective are one.”   RAJA KUMARI: I think there will be a significant conversation about mental health, and we need to be more open about what people are going through. I don’t think we’ll ever return to the routines we had before, and we’ll take a more cautious approach to things like live events and daily activities.     What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it? How have you been spending this time? LIV : I am at the home we grew up in in Melbourne, Australia. Our grandmother has moved in and one person per week leaves to do a grocery shop. We have 5 people in our family who could be high risk to COVID-19 so we are all doing our best to stay isolated. So far we wake up, all have breakfast, watch the news (we are glued to it these days!) and then someone starts to prepare food. I have been playing the piano again which has been really lovely and my baby Ace has a lot of love around her :)   MIM : I am in Barcelona with my partner, his parents and our baby Ithaca. We are on complete lock down. We do not use the elevator, we stay indoors and we try not to watch too much news. I slowly chip away at emails and yesterday felt like being creative so worked on a small idea which I sent to Liv before I went to bed, so she can develop it further. These are the times we live in. It’s hard but thank God for skype, whatsapp and all the technology that makes staying in touch with family in Australia and work possible!   KREWELLA:  Learning to un-learn. Learning to open the heart and mind (Work in progress).   RAJA KUMARI: I’ve been watching a lot of Trevor Noah and becoming more educated on what’s going on in the world, current events, and how people are being treated.     How do each of you find inspiration – is there anything particular such as art, fashion, family, or your heritage that you draw inspiration from? NERVO: Inspiration comes from everywhere. Lyrics are drawn from stories and experiences in our lives or the lives of our friends, and musically we are constantly evolving. We get bored of sounds very easily so are always pushing to make something different. Different places we travel inspire our fashion tastes, food and has an impact on so many aspects of our lives. Being able to travel the globe, interact with fans, meet different nationalities, and experience cultures has given us all the inspiration over the last 10+ years and we hope it can pick up again soon!   KREWELLA: Inspiration sometimes arrives at the doorstep of our souls as an unexpected visitor, and sometimes it can be discovered in places in the external environment. World music, Islamic imagery, nostalgic albums, nature’s enigma, taking deep breaths, slowing down, love, human connection, vivid dreams, novelty, dawn, golden hour...those are some things that stimulate my imagination. I get really down on myself when I go through creative droughts, and I’m working on being patient with myself during those internal seasons. But sometimes you just have to do some shit out of your norm to stir up stagnant energy and come up for air.   RAJA KUMARI: I’ve been learning a lot from the younger generation and next wave of musicians on how to create. After signing to Nas, I’ve been a;sp spending more time learning and studying the greats, how they approached mixing, melodies, and lyrics.     As all festivals are for now canceled across the globe it seems until the end of 2020, what new ways have you found of performing and reaching your audience? NERVO: We try and stay creative. Try and enjoy this forced vacation. It’s actually really lovely to be home with family and our babies. We have never had this much time off! With all the hours in the day it’s easy to be creative! The main issue we have is it is difficult not being together as we feel we create the best when we are together (it’s also a much quicker process when we are together). We will be releasing new music still, doing live stream events, and staying active on socials. It’s important to stay connected and we will do our part the best we can! Hope you enjoy the new sounds until we can get back in front of a live audience again, as there is nothing like it!   KREWELLA: Yasmine set up system for recording video and audio from her home studio, and we went pretty hard on streaming DJ sets, chats, and entertainment at first. Every week the energy of ourselves as individuals, as well the the collective Krew is different, so we’re constantly recalibrating our sense of balance with how much to put ourselves out there and engage online.   RAJA KUMARI: I’ve loved being able to connect on different live platforms. It’s such a great way to have a one-on-one connection with people across the globe and check in with my fans.     Leading on from ‘Goddess’ – who are your favourite powerful, strong goddesses in your lives, or who are some women you guys look up to? NERVO: Our Aunty Mary is an inspiration. She is so giving and humble. She takes care of our 97 year old grandmother (who will likely live until she is 120 at this rate!). She has devoted her life to her family. In many ways we think this is very powerful and we certainly feel very grateful for her. Our Nonna (grandma) Laura is another inspiring woman in our lives. She has lived through war and hardship, immigrated from Italy to Australia, separated from family, worked full time while taking care of a household, widowed - twice, yet through all of this is still so positive. Her resilience is awe inspiring!   KREWELLA: Our mothers. Our grandmothers and ancestors who are no longer with us in this physical reality, but are woven in our DNA and have left a trail of spiritual seeds for us to follow. Our sisters Aisha and Nida. Esther Perel, Malala, Nadia Murad, Brene Brown, Nadya Okamoto, our manager Fiona (god bless that woman).... oh gosh....Too many too name, and too many I’m not even aware of. But major shoutout to the low-key goddesses in our lives. Like the ones the masses don’t know about, the ones who quietly radiate these beautiful vibrations that seep into your subconscious that influence and inspire you. The mom who rings me up at the grocery store, she calls me "honey" and gives me good blessings every time I check out. That's a goddess.   RAJA KUMARI: My mom is definitely the Goddess in my life. She’s always been my hero, and she’s always approached everything with class and grace.     Thank you for taking the time to speak to us guys, any final words for your European audience? Best of luck with the release! NERVO: Thank you everyone for the constant support. We feel you, we love you and we cannot wait to get back into things when this COVID-19 era is done diddy done!

In conversation with LARI LUKE
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In conversation with LARI LUKE

Music Exclusive interview with German DJ and producer LARI LUKE about her new tune ‘Out Of This Town’.   Lari Luke has already established herself as a prominent member of the music and entertainment scenes in Germany, having been a weekly resident on 1Live since 2015, and also starred in German TV as well as remixing music from heavyweight artists such as Rita Ora, JP Saxe and Julia Michaels, and has had her music supported by Diplo. She has also performed at the likes of Parookaville and Lollapalooza. ‘In Your Eyes’ features vocals from Alida, who sang on Robin Schulz’s hit ‘In Your Eyes’.   For people who aren’t familiar with you as an artist, can you introduce yourself and tell the readers who LARI LUKE IS? I am a German DJ and producer. I was born in Ecuador and raised in Portugal and Germany. I am also a radio host and Mom of a dog and two cats.   ‘Out Of This Town’ is a big release for you, how does it feel now that the track has been released to the public? It’s a very exciting time for me. In Germany I was already known for my music and playing big shows and festivals, but now people from around the world are starting to know me and my music. What I love most about it is that now I get to know fans from other countries. The fanbase is rising and the fans connect themselves with each other. That’s beautiful.     What was the inspiration behind the track? Sometimes we tend to hide our talents, because society tells us to. People get mean sometimes and assume arrogance, when you say openly what you’re good at. So this song is about someone who isn’t going to hold their talents back any longer. Someone who leaves everything behind to catch their dreams. Because it’s ok to chase your dreams.     What was it like to collaborate with Alida on this new track? It was a great experience. Alida and I are very similar in our opinions and also our way to become the artists we are now was pretty similar. We connected immediately. She is such a great singer, writer and - this is the best part - such a relaxed and cool girl.   How do you think Covid-19 will affect the music industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of the Corona crisis on the general perception of music? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it playing out? I think that at first it was a shock for everybody. But the music industry adapted very fast to the new circumstances and learnt a lot from it. I think that we will learn a lot from this experience and we will rapidly get back to normality.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined? I am working a lot and I have no problem doing it from home. I have no problem being alone and I am used to accepting situations for the way they are, if I can’t change them. I try to make the best out of it and stay positive. I think it’s great, that I can walk around in pyjamas all day and wear a beauty mask while I’m having important meetings on the phone.     What is your first memory with music? How did your journey into DJ’ing and production begin? I started writing and singing my own songs in bars in Barcelona during the time I was studying there. Then I came back to Germany, exchanged the guitar for DJ Equipment and started to produce my own music. It happened naturally. I didn’t really have a plan to become a big musician one day. I just liked to make music and to mess around with different music styles. So I combined my singer songwriter past, with my love for bass and house music. And the result was LARI LUKE.     What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed? I love to eat breakfast! Especially when it’s pizza from last night. And I love to eat before I go to bed. Yes I know, it’s not really healthy but I love to eat something warm and then fall asleep with a warm and full tummy.     What do you have planned next? I will release a lot of new songs and remixes. I have already worked with artists like Rita Ora, Julia Michaels and JP Saxe, and I am so excited to work with a lot of other artist as well.     What is your favourite part of performing in front of an audience? The audience itself. I love to connect with people that come to my shows. I don’t want to be just a DJ who plays a show for an audience. I want us all to party together and see how crazy we can go. The audience is what inspires me the most.   "Out of this town":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVNRg0Q3A4M Exclusive interview with German DJ and producer LARI LUKE about her new tune ‘Out Of This Town’.   Lari Luke has already established herself as a prominent member of the music and entertainment scenes in Germany, having been a weekly resident on 1Live since 2015, and also starred in German TV as well as remixing music from heavyweight artists such as Rita Ora, JP Saxe and Julia Michaels, and has had her music supported by Diplo. She has also performed at the likes of Parookaville and Lollapalooza. ‘In Your Eyes’ features vocals from Alida, who sang on Robin Schulz’s hit ‘In Your Eyes’.   For people who aren’t familiar with you as an artist, can you introduce yourself and tell the readers who LARI LUKE IS? I am a German DJ and producer. I was born in Ecuador and raised in Portugal and Germany. I am also a radio host and Mom of a dog and two cats.   ‘Out Of This Town’ is a big release for you, how does it feel now that the track has been released to the public? It’s a very exciting time for me. In Germany I was already known for my music and playing big shows and festivals, but now people from around the world are starting to know me and my music. What I love most about it is that now I get to know fans from other countries. The fanbase is rising and the fans connect themselves with each other. That’s beautiful.     What was the inspiration behind the track? Sometimes we tend to hide our talents, because society tells us to. People get mean sometimes and assume arrogance, when you say openly what you’re good at. So this song is about someone who isn’t going to hold their talents back any longer. Someone who leaves everything behind to catch their dreams. Because it’s ok to chase your dreams.     What was it like to collaborate with Alida on this new track? It was a great experience. Alida and I are very similar in our opinions and also our way to become the artists we are now was pretty similar. We connected immediately. She is such a great singer, writer and - this is the best part - such a relaxed and cool girl.   How do you think Covid-19 will affect the music industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of the Corona crisis on the general perception of music? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it playing out? I think that at first it was a shock for everybody. But the music industry adapted very fast to the new circumstances and learnt a lot from it. I think that we will learn a lot from this experience and we will rapidly get back to normality.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined? I am working a lot and I have no problem doing it from home. I have no problem being alone and I am used to accepting situations for the way they are, if I can’t change them. I try to make the best out of it and stay positive. I think it’s great, that I can walk around in pyjamas all day and wear a beauty mask while I’m having important meetings on the phone.     What is your first memory with music? How did your journey into DJ’ing and production begin? I started writing and singing my own songs in bars in Barcelona during the time I was studying there. Then I came back to Germany, exchanged the guitar for DJ Equipment and started to produce my own music. It happened naturally. I didn’t really have a plan to become a big musician one day. I just liked to make music and to mess around with different music styles. So I combined my singer songwriter past, with my love for bass and house music. And the result was LARI LUKE.     What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed? I love to eat breakfast! Especially when it’s pizza from last night. And I love to eat before I go to bed. Yes I know, it’s not really healthy but I love to eat something warm and then fall asleep with a warm and full tummy.     What do you have planned next? I will release a lot of new songs and remixes. I have already worked with artists like Rita Ora, Julia Michaels and JP Saxe, and I am so excited to work with a lot of other artist as well.     What is your favourite part of performing in front of an audience? The audience itself. I love to connect with people that come to my shows. I don’t want to be just a DJ who plays a show for an audience. I want us all to party together and see how crazy we can go. The audience is what inspires me the most.   "Out of this town":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVNRg0Q3A4M

At home with Sam Way
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At home with Sam Way

Men Last week we had a chance to spend some time with top model and musician Sam Way.  Photographed exclusively via Zoom by Zeb Daemen.   Who are you  and what is your profession ?   In a way I'm more interested in the question. Everything in us changes, I don't want to define myself as 'this' or 'that'  -  I have certain patterns, passions, interests and failings. Does that make me who I am? Who is the 'who' that is even asking the question? Is that me? The one that questions? Something more constant that lies deep down. - But yeah I bet you wish you never asked. So my name is Sam, my last name is Way, I don't have a middle name. I'm seemingly compelled to make music and sing songs. I'm a male model, have worked prolifically in the industry with everyone from Nick Knight to Bruce Weber, Hugo Boss to Kate Moss, I also love chocolate milk, making things with my hands, and my mates...who I'm missing a lot right now in lockdown.    How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I don't know really. I can only make massive sweeping generalisations and guesses. But here's my guess just cos you asked. Short term, online business and certain categories of clothes are going to do surge. Companies will strip the fat from wherever they can and come out operating more efficiently and will wonder why they didn't do this sooner, People will lose jobs, more people in the entire sector will work from home and they will enjoy it. Masks are now the latest fashion statement. A lot of brands will fold, or downscale operations to survive. Customer confidence to be back in the retail space will slowly, slowly return, but it's going to feel weird for a while, and some people are going to find it more challenging than others. There will be less people on fashion shoots, maybe there will br tests as a requirement to make sure everyone there on set is healthy. Rates will be cut. In the long term, fashion and the creatives working in it, will just find a way, or give up. You cannot stop creation, and innovation. Fashion should be at pinnacle of this. I cannot not think that the industry will find a way and adapt. It may also completely implode on itself as we know it and maybe nothing will ever be the same again...but there will still be fashion...we will still need to shield our soft skin in the rain, or want adorn ourselves with clothes that make us feel more than we are. Whatever happens - will will rise to the occasion.    How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   A creator, will compulsively create. Look at us now and what me made. Zeb shot me and directed me on the floor of my mums house through a ZOOM call! That being said, I've been keeping super busy, recording, speaking to clients, writing songs on my mums beat up piano. However, all this time alone in the home studio I've set up downstairs has made me realise how much I'm inspired and motivated by working with other people. Sometimes always driving the bus, just makes my engine give out.    What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid-19 effect that?   I had gigs planned. Travels. Tours. Friends weddings. I can so music from home and collaborate remotely. But I just feel like life so much life as I knew it is on hold.    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   I have to shout out the guys at Decorte here - who gifted me the most beautiful set of face creams and tonics at the beginning of lockdown. My skin, and indeed the whole familes, is looking so good because of it. However, in my opinion, there is nothing better (or more tightening for the skin) than a cold shower. Not everyones jam. Only the brave.    What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   My girlfriend Lisa King has took it upon her self to teach online Art classes every week on Zoom. I've been taking part every Thursday sat with my mum in the room next door. We've been loving it and have been learning how to 'commit to our lines' when drawing, make repeat prints, work with watercolours and incorporate text as a form of inspiration for our work. Get involved and see you there.    Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I make the best Vegan - Mocha - Espresso Martinis - dayum, I wanna make one now.    What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   I run the risk of sounding terribly British with this one...but here goes - (please imagine me shouting this) THE PUUUUUUUUUUUUBB.   What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   Hmm not one song. But you can find a few of my playlists here. 'Music to Dream to' is my go to at the moment.    What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   I mean if I can have the discipline to do some yoga or gentle stretching in the am or the PM - then I know I'm either going to have a great day, or sleep like a log.    Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.   I have :) This is what I make of your fair city from my very terrible memory = People outside small bars and restaurants by the canals, renting bikes or just walking looking for things to munch on, street art, vibes, a general ease and lightness in it's character.    What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   I used to be a total gym head, but I've completely converted to self practising yoga most days. It keeps me lean, supple and strong without building tension. Working out to me means a space you but yourself in to challenge yourself and push your edges.     Tell us about your newest music single.    The latest release is right here  and it's called 'Made of Clay.' For me this song relates to the first question you asked me 'Who are you?' or maybe more - Who are you going to be?   How did you start with music and at what age?   I was always super into music as a teenager and would spend all my money on CDS and mixtapes. It wasn't until I moved up to London however that I began writing songs in the manner I do now. So I guess my conventional standards, I started late, when I was 23 ish? I wasn't one of these people that knew they wanted to be a singer their whole lives. I feel if anything, that it wasn't me who found music, but music that found me.    You can follow Sam on:   WEBSITE: http://www.samwaymusic.com   INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/iamsamway/ Last week we had a chance to spend some time with top model and musician Sam Way.  Photographed exclusively via Zoom by Zeb Daemen.   Who are you  and what is your profession ?   In a way I'm more interested in the question. Everything in us changes, I don't want to define myself as 'this' or 'that'  -  I have certain patterns, passions, interests and failings. Does that make me who I am? Who is the 'who' that is even asking the question? Is that me? The one that questions? Something more constant that lies deep down. - But yeah I bet you wish you never asked. So my name is Sam, my last name is Way, I don't have a middle name. I'm seemingly compelled to make music and sing songs. I'm a male model, have worked prolifically in the industry with everyone from Nick Knight to Bruce Weber, Hugo Boss to Kate Moss, I also love chocolate milk, making things with my hands, and my mates...who I'm missing a lot right now in lockdown.    How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I don't know really. I can only make massive sweeping generalisations and guesses. But here's my guess just cos you asked. Short term, online business and certain categories of clothes are going to do surge. Companies will strip the fat from wherever they can and come out operating more efficiently and will wonder why they didn't do this sooner, People will lose jobs, more people in the entire sector will work from home and they will enjoy it. Masks are now the latest fashion statement. A lot of brands will fold, or downscale operations to survive. Customer confidence to be back in the retail space will slowly, slowly return, but it's going to feel weird for a while, and some people are going to find it more challenging than others. There will be less people on fashion shoots, maybe there will br tests as a requirement to make sure everyone there on set is healthy. Rates will be cut. In the long term, fashion and the creatives working in it, will just find a way, or give up. You cannot stop creation, and innovation. Fashion should be at pinnacle of this. I cannot not think that the industry will find a way and adapt. It may also completely implode on itself as we know it and maybe nothing will ever be the same again...but there will still be fashion...we will still need to shield our soft skin in the rain, or want adorn ourselves with clothes that make us feel more than we are. Whatever happens - will will rise to the occasion.    How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   A creator, will compulsively create. Look at us now and what me made. Zeb shot me and directed me on the floor of my mums house through a ZOOM call! That being said, I've been keeping super busy, recording, speaking to clients, writing songs on my mums beat up piano. However, all this time alone in the home studio I've set up downstairs has made me realise how much I'm inspired and motivated by working with other people. Sometimes always driving the bus, just makes my engine give out.    What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid-19 effect that?   I had gigs planned. Travels. Tours. Friends weddings. I can so music from home and collaborate remotely. But I just feel like life so much life as I knew it is on hold.    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   I have to shout out the guys at Decorte here - who gifted me the most beautiful set of face creams and tonics at the beginning of lockdown. My skin, and indeed the whole familes, is looking so good because of it. However, in my opinion, there is nothing better (or more tightening for the skin) than a cold shower. Not everyones jam. Only the brave.    What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   My girlfriend Lisa King has took it upon her self to teach online Art classes every week on Zoom. I've been taking part every Thursday sat with my mum in the room next door. We've been loving it and have been learning how to 'commit to our lines' when drawing, make repeat prints, work with watercolours and incorporate text as a form of inspiration for our work. Get involved and see you there.    Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I make the best Vegan - Mocha - Espresso Martinis - dayum, I wanna make one now.    What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   I run the risk of sounding terribly British with this one...but here goes - (please imagine me shouting this) THE PUUUUUUUUUUUUBB.   What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   Hmm not one song. But you can find a few of my playlists here. 'Music to Dream to' is my go to at the moment.    What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   I mean if I can have the discipline to do some yoga or gentle stretching in the am or the PM - then I know I'm either going to have a great day, or sleep like a log.    Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.   I have :) This is what I make of your fair city from my very terrible memory = People outside small bars and restaurants by the canals, renting bikes or just walking looking for things to munch on, street art, vibes, a general ease and lightness in it's character.    What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   I used to be a total gym head, but I've completely converted to self practising yoga most days. It keeps me lean, supple and strong without building tension. Working out to me means a space you but yourself in to challenge yourself and push your edges.     Tell us about your newest music single.    The latest release is right here  and it's called 'Made of Clay.' For me this song relates to the first question you asked me 'Who are you?' or maybe more - Who are you going to be?   How did you start with music and at what age?   I was always super into music as a teenager and would spend all my money on CDS and mixtapes. It wasn't until I moved up to London however that I began writing songs in the manner I do now. So I guess my conventional standards, I started late, when I was 23 ish? I wasn't one of these people that knew they wanted to be a singer their whole lives. I feel if anything, that it wasn't me who found music, but music that found me.    You can follow Sam on:   WEBSITE: http://www.samwaymusic.com   INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/iamsamway/

In conversation with Plastik Funk
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In conversation with Plastik Funk

Music Spanish-born, Germany-based Plastik Funk is a renegade within modern electronic dance music that, as European DJs and producers continue to dominate and entice, leads the charge with an impressive collection of accolades, mind-boggling energy and world-class releases to solidify his status.  Withan ever growing amount of multi-million streamed tracks to his name including the UK chart-smashing ‘Dr.Who!’ alongside Tujamo and Sneakbo (clocking in at 6 million Spotify plays alone) to his recent collaboration alongside Aussie sisters NERVO and Tim Morrison - ‘Dare Me’ on the mighty Spinnin’ Records, which has received over 2 million streams and still climbing! Plastik Funk continues to take his “bliss house” sound to audiences around the world. Whether he’s collaborating with elite artists such as Timmy Trumpet and Alle Farben, or remixing the likes of Robin Schulz, David Guetta or Robyn, the core of Plastik Funk’ssound is all about the party. From club shows to mainstage festival arenas it’s that bass-driven, bouncing house style that never fails to ignite a dancefloor and have the crowd in pure hysteria.    We spoke to Plastik Funk about the current situation and new music.   Your new track “Rock This Town” is now out. Tell us more about the tune and the collaboration. Yes its finally out and im super happy to see the amazing feedback and support. So many Big Names of the Business supported the track already. We tried to find a good combo between the Deekey and the Plastik Funk sound. This was easy and the combination just rocks!    How was it like working with Deekey on the new track? How did you guys decide for the collaboration? I was playing Deekey tracks and did dome special Edits of them, because i always loved the sound. I met this young russian guy in Amsterdam and we decided to work on a collab together. We did like 2-3 online sessions and the track was born. I tested the track for like 2 months and it was a floorfillqr in my sets from the first time i played it.    How does COVID-19 affect your work and cancelled gigs? Its pretty bad actually, our business is the first which gets affected and the last which will get back to work… From February  - May i already lost 35 shows. We loosing a lot of money, but first of all we loosing a beautiful summer with the festivals we all love and we also need to survive. Im in Ibiza at the moment and the island is under a full lockdown. We are only allowed to leave the house for buying food, walk your dog or if you need to go to a doctor/hospital… Gives us a lot of time to work on music at least.   What do you do and suggest to our readers to do during quarantined time? For me as i was touring non stop for years and living in the rush from week to week, its time to think, to organise myself, spent more time with creating ideas and tracks. beside being creative you need to take care of your body. We have to be home 24/7, so i think workouts & healthy food is so important to get thru this time. Also for me its very important to have a structured day to stay positive.   Tell us more about your sound, we know you have called it “bliss house” but how do you define this? Im a housemusic producer100%. So cool thing with music is, its has so many different styles and almost everything we hear has been here already before. If you mix styles you create something new. I always tried to keep my music identity with putting new influences from other styles into my own style. Someone asked me some years ago how to describe my sound, because they thought its a bit different to the future house which was put there. I call it Blisshouse and Bliss means: Happiness, Summer, good feelings, fun for everyone. Housemusic you can play and party to in Clubs but also on a MainStage at a big Festival.   What is your favourite festival experience so far? What festival are you most looking forward to getting back to post-quarantine? At the moment we dont know which will be the first festival we are allowed to play, we dont know when we getting back to normal… I have around 25 Festivals scheduled for summer 2020 and im looking forward to all the events coming. Especially after the quarantine time we will party like crazy, im 100% sure!   Tell us about your forthcoming track on Generation Smash, part of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s label? The next release is a collab with rising producers Relanium & Deen West. I know the guys from events in Germany and im playing a lot of their stuff lately. They sent me some ideas and we started working on a collab. The track is called #party and its an absolute dance floor killer! Thats my second release for the month of april and also a club tune. Super happy also with this track and can’t wait to show it to the world!   What is next in store for you? In May i will my collab with my brothers of Firebeatz on Spinnin records. We were working on this collab for long time and its a fire collab with an amazing vocal. Beside that i have 2 other collabs ready, 2 more collabs in the making and 2 solo tracks ready and signed. So 2020 im releasing more music than ever in one year.   Spanish-born, Germany-based Plastik Funk is a renegade within modern electronic dance music that, as European DJs and producers continue to dominate and entice, leads the charge with an impressive collection of accolades, mind-boggling energy and world-class releases to solidify his status.  Withan ever growing amount of multi-million streamed tracks to his name including the UK chart-smashing ‘Dr.Who!’ alongside Tujamo and Sneakbo (clocking in at 6 million Spotify plays alone) to his recent collaboration alongside Aussie sisters NERVO and Tim Morrison - ‘Dare Me’ on the mighty Spinnin’ Records, which has received over 2 million streams and still climbing! Plastik Funk continues to take his “bliss house” sound to audiences around the world. Whether he’s collaborating with elite artists such as Timmy Trumpet and Alle Farben, or remixing the likes of Robin Schulz, David Guetta or Robyn, the core of Plastik Funk’ssound is all about the party. From club shows to mainstage festival arenas it’s that bass-driven, bouncing house style that never fails to ignite a dancefloor and have the crowd in pure hysteria.    We spoke to Plastik Funk about the current situation and new music.   Your new track “Rock This Town” is now out. Tell us more about the tune and the collaboration. Yes its finally out and im super happy to see the amazing feedback and support. So many Big Names of the Business supported the track already. We tried to find a good combo between the Deekey and the Plastik Funk sound. This was easy and the combination just rocks!    How was it like working with Deekey on the new track? How did you guys decide for the collaboration? I was playing Deekey tracks and did dome special Edits of them, because i always loved the sound. I met this young russian guy in Amsterdam and we decided to work on a collab together. We did like 2-3 online sessions and the track was born. I tested the track for like 2 months and it was a floorfillqr in my sets from the first time i played it.    How does COVID-19 affect your work and cancelled gigs? Its pretty bad actually, our business is the first which gets affected and the last which will get back to work… From February  - May i already lost 35 shows. We loosing a lot of money, but first of all we loosing a beautiful summer with the festivals we all love and we also need to survive. Im in Ibiza at the moment and the island is under a full lockdown. We are only allowed to leave the house for buying food, walk your dog or if you need to go to a doctor/hospital… Gives us a lot of time to work on music at least.   What do you do and suggest to our readers to do during quarantined time? For me as i was touring non stop for years and living in the rush from week to week, its time to think, to organise myself, spent more time with creating ideas and tracks. beside being creative you need to take care of your body. We have to be home 24/7, so i think workouts & healthy food is so important to get thru this time. Also for me its very important to have a structured day to stay positive.   Tell us more about your sound, we know you have called it “bliss house” but how do you define this? Im a housemusic producer100%. So cool thing with music is, its has so many different styles and almost everything we hear has been here already before. If you mix styles you create something new. I always tried to keep my music identity with putting new influences from other styles into my own style. Someone asked me some years ago how to describe my sound, because they thought its a bit different to the future house which was put there. I call it Blisshouse and Bliss means: Happiness, Summer, good feelings, fun for everyone. Housemusic you can play and party to in Clubs but also on a MainStage at a big Festival.   What is your favourite festival experience so far? What festival are you most looking forward to getting back to post-quarantine? At the moment we dont know which will be the first festival we are allowed to play, we dont know when we getting back to normal… I have around 25 Festivals scheduled for summer 2020 and im looking forward to all the events coming. Especially after the quarantine time we will party like crazy, im 100% sure!   Tell us about your forthcoming track on Generation Smash, part of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s label? The next release is a collab with rising producers Relanium & Deen West. I know the guys from events in Germany and im playing a lot of their stuff lately. They sent me some ideas and we started working on a collab. The track is called #party and its an absolute dance floor killer! Thats my second release for the month of april and also a club tune. Super happy also with this track and can’t wait to show it to the world!   What is next in store for you? In May i will my collab with my brothers of Firebeatz on Spinnin records. We were working on this collab for long time and its a fire collab with an amazing vocal. Beside that i have 2 other collabs ready, 2 more collabs in the making and 2 solo tracks ready and signed. So 2020 im releasing more music than ever in one year.  

Dekmantel Festival 2020
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Dekmantel Festival 2020

Music This summer, Dekmantel Festival returns for the 8th year running. The Dutch event enters a new decade by continuing to deliver five days of performance in and outside of Amsterdam – occurring day and night, drawn from all corners of the musical spectrum – while also pushing its programming out to further reaches and new heights. It takes place from 29th July to 2nd August.   Some standout bookings for Dekmantel Festival 2020 include a highly rare joint performance from afrobeat great Seun Kuti and firebrand poet Yasiin Bey, EBM originators Front 242, Dutch hard acid hero Miss Djax, Shangaan disco king Penny Penny, and a 10-hour marathon set from Theo Parrish. Also on offer at the festival will be the first Robert Hood live show in six years, Balearic demigod DJ Harvey, devious electroclash duo The Hacker & Miss Kittin, IDM scientist Objekt teamed with cutting-edge designer Ezra Miller, and veteran noisenik Nurse With Wound. Futher highlights are Laurel Halo performing both live and DJing, a full A/V show from electronica genius Floating Points, Berlin’s queer rave supergroup Herrensauna XXL (SPFDJ, CEM, Héctor Oaks and MCMLXXXV), and a one-off performance of Philip Glass and Rob Malasch’s 1982 work “The Photographer”, as well as new Glass compositions, by the American Philip Glass Ensemble and other special guests. Close to 150 artists will be a part of Dekmantel Festival 2020. They are spread across Wednesday’s tentpole Opening Concerts; Thursday’s extensive programme of talks, film screenings, radio shows, club events, split across venues either side of Amsterdam’s IJ river; and the Friday to Sunday daytime festival, encompassing eight stages in the leafy and spacious Amsterdamse Bos. On display at Dekmantel Festival will be a broad sound-world, free from conventions and limits. Unique combinations of musicians will flourish. Genre-defining veterans flank young DJ talents. Major stars can, and will, appear in any place, at any time of day. Bold electronic music of all shades once again makes up the core of Dekmantel Festival. Whether it is the steamy Greenhouse, the monolithic UFO, last year’s new deep listening realm The Zone, or stately theatres around Amsterdam, electrifying artists from across the globe will converge on the festival. Amongst them are Almaty’s techno jewel Nazira, Shanghai’s beat conceptualist 33EMYBW, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo’s funky diggers Carrot Green & Trepenado, Osaka’s freeform drone unit Goat, Winnipeg’s breakcore goliath Venetian Snares and Kampala’s polyrhythmic troupe Nihiloxica. Returning favourites include Batu, DJ Stingray, Parrish Smith, upsammy, OKO DJ, re:ni, Oceanic, David Vunk, object blue, Roza Terenzi, Interstellar Funk and Helena Hauff. An overview of the line-up can be found on the festival website.    Dekmantel Festival aan ‘t IJ (Wednesday-Thursday): Muziekgebouw / Bimhuis / Shelter / Tolhuistuin / Eye Filmmuseum Dekmantel Festival Amsterdamse Bos (Friday-Sunday): Main Stage / UFO / UFO II / Greenhouse / Selectors / Boiler Room / Red Light Radio / The Zone   Tickets & Info: 4 Day Ticket Dekmantel Festival (July 30 - August 2): € 182,- excluding service charges 3 Day Ticket Dekmantel Festival (July 31 - August 2): € 149,- excluding service charges Wednesday Ticket – Philip Glass & Rob Malasch present The Photographer (July 29): € 29,- excluding service charges Camping Ticket (5 Nights) (July 30 - Aug 2): € 56,- excluding service charges Camping Ticket (4 Nights) (July 29 - Aug 2): € 46,- excluding service charges   Dekmantel Instagram: www.instagram.com/dkmntl Dekmantel Facebook: www.facebook.com/dkmntl This summer, Dekmantel Festival returns for the 8th year running. The Dutch event enters a new decade by continuing to deliver five days of performance in and outside of Amsterdam – occurring day and night, drawn from all corners of the musical spectrum – while also pushing its programming out to further reaches and new heights. It takes place from 29th July to 2nd August.   Some standout bookings for Dekmantel Festival 2020 include a highly rare joint performance from afrobeat great Seun Kuti and firebrand poet Yasiin Bey, EBM originators Front 242, Dutch hard acid hero Miss Djax, Shangaan disco king Penny Penny, and a 10-hour marathon set from Theo Parrish. Also on offer at the festival will be the first Robert Hood live show in six years, Balearic demigod DJ Harvey, devious electroclash duo The Hacker & Miss Kittin, IDM scientist Objekt teamed with cutting-edge designer Ezra Miller, and veteran noisenik Nurse With Wound. Futher highlights are Laurel Halo performing both live and DJing, a full A/V show from electronica genius Floating Points, Berlin’s queer rave supergroup Herrensauna XXL (SPFDJ, CEM, Héctor Oaks and MCMLXXXV), and a one-off performance of Philip Glass and Rob Malasch’s 1982 work “The Photographer”, as well as new Glass compositions, by the American Philip Glass Ensemble and other special guests. Close to 150 artists will be a part of Dekmantel Festival 2020. They are spread across Wednesday’s tentpole Opening Concerts; Thursday’s extensive programme of talks, film screenings, radio shows, club events, split across venues either side of Amsterdam’s IJ river; and the Friday to Sunday daytime festival, encompassing eight stages in the leafy and spacious Amsterdamse Bos. On display at Dekmantel Festival will be a broad sound-world, free from conventions and limits. Unique combinations of musicians will flourish. Genre-defining veterans flank young DJ talents. Major stars can, and will, appear in any place, at any time of day. Bold electronic music of all shades once again makes up the core of Dekmantel Festival. Whether it is the steamy Greenhouse, the monolithic UFO, last year’s new deep listening realm The Zone, or stately theatres around Amsterdam, electrifying artists from across the globe will converge on the festival. Amongst them are Almaty’s techno jewel Nazira, Shanghai’s beat conceptualist 33EMYBW, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo’s funky diggers Carrot Green & Trepenado, Osaka’s freeform drone unit Goat, Winnipeg’s breakcore goliath Venetian Snares and Kampala’s polyrhythmic troupe Nihiloxica. Returning favourites include Batu, DJ Stingray, Parrish Smith, upsammy, OKO DJ, re:ni, Oceanic, David Vunk, object blue, Roza Terenzi, Interstellar Funk and Helena Hauff. An overview of the line-up can be found on the festival website.    Dekmantel Festival aan ‘t IJ (Wednesday-Thursday): Muziekgebouw / Bimhuis / Shelter / Tolhuistuin / Eye Filmmuseum Dekmantel Festival Amsterdamse Bos (Friday-Sunday): Main Stage / UFO / UFO II / Greenhouse / Selectors / Boiler Room / Red Light Radio / The Zone   Tickets & Info: 4 Day Ticket Dekmantel Festival (July 30 - August 2): € 182,- excluding service charges 3 Day Ticket Dekmantel Festival (July 31 - August 2): € 149,- excluding service charges Wednesday Ticket – Philip Glass & Rob Malasch present The Photographer (July 29): € 29,- excluding service charges Camping Ticket (5 Nights) (July 30 - Aug 2): € 56,- excluding service charges Camping Ticket (4 Nights) (July 29 - Aug 2): € 46,- excluding service charges   Dekmantel Instagram: www.instagram.com/dkmntl Dekmantel Facebook: www.facebook.com/dkmntl

Yves Saint Laurent presents: Y EAU FRAÎCHE for men
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Yves Saint Laurent presents: Y EAU FRAÎCHE for men

Beauty Yves Saint Laurent Beauté is proud to present the newest offering in its masculine Y fragrance range: Y EAU FRAÎCHE. The coolest answer yet for the guy with the why. Because all the best things in life start with a question. Because in 2020, as we roll into a new decade, it’s time to get back to the origins of self-accomplishment. The chase for inspiration. The reason why we go ahead.   Y EAU FRAÎCHE expresses that first, energizing rush of creativity with a shot of crisp, icy notes – lemon and geranium splashing against clean, strong peppermint and cedarwood. Y EAU FRAÎCHE offers a fresh, energizing take on the masculine fragrance launched in 2017 by YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTÉ for the seekers and makers of Generation Y. Turning the first letter of Yves Saint Laurent’s name into a question, Y EAU DE TOILETTE moved forward by going back to the very start of the brand’s history. In 2020, Y gets a cool new inspiration with Y EAU FRAÎCHE.   Bracing as an ocean breeze on a California beach, Y EAU FRAÎCHE captures the spirit of a man on a quest for self- accomplishment. Young, e ortlessly cool, yet deeply driven by his creative journey. Always on the brink of a new idea. Always meeting the world with fresh eyes. Chasing inspiration. Experimenting. Eager to find his purpose. To give meaning to his quest. Because everything starts with a question. How do I live? Where do I go? What do I love? Who do I want to be? Because everything in life that’s worth pursuing starts with a question, he’ll go on asking them. And he’ll find his answer by forging his own path. He knows he’ll have a story to tell in his own, unique voice.   Music is his fuel. His deep-set drive. Where talent and passion meet. Chasing inspiration is what keeps him going. The only way he feels fully himself. That’s why he sings. That’s why he lives. Adam Levine is the guy with the “why”. The L.A.-born performing artist renews his collaboration with Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, fronting Y EAU FRAÎCHE a er a first stint in 2018 as the ambassador of Y EAU DE PARFUM. In the print campaign shot by Loïc Peoch, the black-clad lead singer of Maroon 5 stands against the cool blue sky of Venice Beach under the balmy winter sun. The new digital campaign showcases the gritty California cool embodied by the black-clad Levine. A palm tree seen from a rushing convertible, tall and sleek against a sunny sky. The crashing chords of a black & white guitar. As an ice-blue skateboard inscribed with the letter Y rips through crystal-clear ocean waves lapping on white sand, white geranium flowers, yellow lemon slices, green peppermint leaves and tawny slivers of cedar bark burst through blocks of ice... Vivid visual cues of all the ingredients of Y EAU FRAICHE that bring the scent’s vibrant freshness alive to the senses. Yves Saint Laurent Beauté is proud to present the newest offering in its masculine Y fragrance range: Y EAU FRAÎCHE. The coolest answer yet for the guy with the why. Because all the best things in life start with a question. Because in 2020, as we roll into a new decade, it’s time to get back to the origins of self-accomplishment. The chase for inspiration. The reason why we go ahead.   Y EAU FRAÎCHE expresses that first, energizing rush of creativity with a shot of crisp, icy notes – lemon and geranium splashing against clean, strong peppermint and cedarwood. Y EAU FRAÎCHE offers a fresh, energizing take on the masculine fragrance launched in 2017 by YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTÉ for the seekers and makers of Generation Y. Turning the first letter of Yves Saint Laurent’s name into a question, Y EAU DE TOILETTE moved forward by going back to the very start of the brand’s history. In 2020, Y gets a cool new inspiration with Y EAU FRAÎCHE.   Bracing as an ocean breeze on a California beach, Y EAU FRAÎCHE captures the spirit of a man on a quest for self- accomplishment. Young, e ortlessly cool, yet deeply driven by his creative journey. Always on the brink of a new idea. Always meeting the world with fresh eyes. Chasing inspiration. Experimenting. Eager to find his purpose. To give meaning to his quest. Because everything starts with a question. How do I live? Where do I go? What do I love? Who do I want to be? Because everything in life that’s worth pursuing starts with a question, he’ll go on asking them. And he’ll find his answer by forging his own path. He knows he’ll have a story to tell in his own, unique voice.   Music is his fuel. His deep-set drive. Where talent and passion meet. Chasing inspiration is what keeps him going. The only way he feels fully himself. That’s why he sings. That’s why he lives. Adam Levine is the guy with the “why”. The L.A.-born performing artist renews his collaboration with Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, fronting Y EAU FRAÎCHE a er a first stint in 2018 as the ambassador of Y EAU DE PARFUM. In the print campaign shot by Loïc Peoch, the black-clad lead singer of Maroon 5 stands against the cool blue sky of Venice Beach under the balmy winter sun. The new digital campaign showcases the gritty California cool embodied by the black-clad Levine. A palm tree seen from a rushing convertible, tall and sleek against a sunny sky. The crashing chords of a black & white guitar. As an ice-blue skateboard inscribed with the letter Y rips through crystal-clear ocean waves lapping on white sand, white geranium flowers, yellow lemon slices, green peppermint leaves and tawny slivers of cedar bark burst through blocks of ice... Vivid visual cues of all the ingredients of Y EAU FRAICHE that bring the scent’s vibrant freshness alive to the senses.

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