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PALOMA FAITH  RELEASES INSTANT GRAT  ‘FALLING DOWN'
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PALOMA FAITH RELEASES INSTANT GRAT ‘FALLING DOWN'

Music Ahead of the release of her fifth studio album ‘Infinite Things’,  Paloma Faith today shares the new track ‘Falling’ out now via RCA Records.    Stream the track here: /smarturl.it/FallingDownPF   Sitting right at the heart of her thunderous, unadulterated pop record is new track ‘Falling’. The track sees Paloma discussing the rumination of a relationship and delivers a slice of candour complete with her trademark attention-grabbing vocals. It has all of the glorious beaming simplicity of what a classic pop track thrives upon with abundant orchestral bells and whistles.    Talking about the new record Paloma said: “I'm trying to relinquish the expectation, that a lot of people are raised with, that the only good life is a happy one. I don't think that's realistic. It's about the peaks and troughs, because if you didn't have one you wouldn't recognise the other."   ‘Infinite Things’ saw Paloma work with a small group of long-time and new collaborators including the producers Patrick Wimberly and Detonate, songwriters Ed Harcourt, Starsmith, Tre Jean Marie alongside the producer and songwriter MNEK and friend Josef Salvat. This record is more than an album about relationships. It’s a rumination on sickness and loss. It’s about finding your way back to romance within a long term relationship. It’s her  most confident record yet from a female artist who’s been in the game for two decades.   Just last week, Paloma released the music video for ‘Better Than This’ which was directed by David Wilson. The visual lays her against a backdrop of vignettes of human error which historically continuously repeat. The video sees her shine a light on prevalent issues including climate emergency, police brutality, race and class divide and the injustices of war. ‘Better Than This’ continues to showcase her evolution as an artist.   2021 will also see Paloma hitting the road again for a huge 26 date UK tour including two nights at London’s iconic Palladium. Tickets for the UK tour go on presale 30th September and general sale on Friday 2nd October at 10am.   This is a new Paloma Faith, an artist who has retreated within herself and found not the careful, polished veteran of show business - but the 22-year-old art student being led by her own creativity.   Catch Paloma live when she embarks on her UK 2021 tour next September.   UK HEADLINE 2021 TOUR DATES:   September 2021   Sept 16th  Oxford, New Theatre Sept 18th  Glasgow, SEC Armadillo Sept 19th  Edinburgh, Usher Hall Sept 21st   Manchester, Bridgewater Hall Sept 22nd  Manchester, Bridgewater Hall Sept 24th   Birmingham, Symphony Hall Sept 25th   Birmingham, Symphony Hall Sept 27th   Newcastle, O2 City Hall Sept 28th   Sheffield, City Hall Sept 30th   Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall   October 2021 Oct 1st   Southend, Cliffs Pavilion Oct 3rd   Harrogate, Convention Centre Oct 4th   Ipswich, Regent Oct 6th   Bournemouth, International Centre Oct 7th   Hull, Bonus Arena Oct 9th   Stockton, Globe Oct 10th Stoke-On-Trent, Regent Theatre Oct 12th Bath, Forum Oct 13th Torquay, Princess Theatre Oct 15th  Plymouth, Pavilions Oct 16th  Brighton, Centre Oct 18th   Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena Oct 20th   Leicester, De Montfort Hall Oct 22nd  London, Palladium Oct 23rd   London, Palladium Oct 25th   Liverpool, Empire Theatre Ahead of the release of her fifth studio album ‘Infinite Things’,  Paloma Faith today shares the new track ‘Falling’ out now via RCA Records.    Stream the track here: /smarturl.it/FallingDownPF   Sitting right at the heart of her thunderous, unadulterated pop record is new track ‘Falling’. The track sees Paloma discussing the rumination of a relationship and delivers a slice of candour complete with her trademark attention-grabbing vocals. It has all of the glorious beaming simplicity of what a classic pop track thrives upon with abundant orchestral bells and whistles.    Talking about the new record Paloma said: “I'm trying to relinquish the expectation, that a lot of people are raised with, that the only good life is a happy one. I don't think that's realistic. It's about the peaks and troughs, because if you didn't have one you wouldn't recognise the other."   ‘Infinite Things’ saw Paloma work with a small group of long-time and new collaborators including the producers Patrick Wimberly and Detonate, songwriters Ed Harcourt, Starsmith, Tre Jean Marie alongside the producer and songwriter MNEK and friend Josef Salvat. This record is more than an album about relationships. It’s a rumination on sickness and loss. It’s about finding your way back to romance within a long term relationship. It’s her  most confident record yet from a female artist who’s been in the game for two decades.   Just last week, Paloma released the music video for ‘Better Than This’ which was directed by David Wilson. The visual lays her against a backdrop of vignettes of human error which historically continuously repeat. The video sees her shine a light on prevalent issues including climate emergency, police brutality, race and class divide and the injustices of war. ‘Better Than This’ continues to showcase her evolution as an artist.   2021 will also see Paloma hitting the road again for a huge 26 date UK tour including two nights at London’s iconic Palladium. Tickets for the UK tour go on presale 30th September and general sale on Friday 2nd October at 10am.   This is a new Paloma Faith, an artist who has retreated within herself and found not the careful, polished veteran of show business - but the 22-year-old art student being led by her own creativity.   Catch Paloma live when she embarks on her UK 2021 tour next September.   UK HEADLINE 2021 TOUR DATES:   September 2021   Sept 16th  Oxford, New Theatre Sept 18th  Glasgow, SEC Armadillo Sept 19th  Edinburgh, Usher Hall Sept 21st   Manchester, Bridgewater Hall Sept 22nd  Manchester, Bridgewater Hall Sept 24th   Birmingham, Symphony Hall Sept 25th   Birmingham, Symphony Hall Sept 27th   Newcastle, O2 City Hall Sept 28th   Sheffield, City Hall Sept 30th   Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall   October 2021 Oct 1st   Southend, Cliffs Pavilion Oct 3rd   Harrogate, Convention Centre Oct 4th   Ipswich, Regent Oct 6th   Bournemouth, International Centre Oct 7th   Hull, Bonus Arena Oct 9th   Stockton, Globe Oct 10th Stoke-On-Trent, Regent Theatre Oct 12th Bath, Forum Oct 13th Torquay, Princess Theatre Oct 15th  Plymouth, Pavilions Oct 16th  Brighton, Centre Oct 18th   Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena Oct 20th   Leicester, De Montfort Hall Oct 22nd  London, Palladium Oct 23rd   London, Palladium Oct 25th   Liverpool, Empire Theatre

Nxt Museum presents a programme of virtual audiovisual performances for ADE 2020
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Nxt Museum presents a programme of virtual audiovisual performances for ADE 2020

Music For the 25th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (21-25 Oct), Nxt Museum in North Amsterdam presents a programme of virtual audiovisual performances from Nxt Stage, supporting the music industry during the pandemic. Nxt Stage is a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art, offering an unrivalled 370 square metres of full floor-to-ceiling projection space to showcase creativity at the intersection of digital art and electronic music.   Nxt Museum’s ADE programme kicks off with a performance by artist and coder Yuxi Cao and sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence), whose work features in the current exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’, followed by a programme of audio-visual performances co-organised with Amsterdam-based collective, Minimal. The three performances will be streamed online via ADE, Minimal and Nxt Museum’s channels.   At a time when events and travel are restricted, Nxt Museum aims to harness the power of technology to give a presence to international artists and create immersive virtual experiences for the art and music community worldwide. Curator at Nxt Museum, Bogomir Doringer, said: “The global electronic music industry has a huge economic value, and yet it has been left without sufficient support internationally amid the coronavirus pandemic. Artists and musicians rely on live performances and entertaining crowds for their livelihood. With this experiment at Nxt Museum, we want to generate new opportunities and create hope for both performers and audiences during these difficult times.”   Follow Amsterdam-dance-event.nl for more information.   by Yuxi Cao (James) & Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) - Live streamed from Nxt Museum, Thurs 22 Oct, 21:00-21:45 CEST Artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) will perform his critically acclaimed audio-visual installation, Dimensional Sampling – live from his studio in New York. Taking the installation to a new visual dimension, Cao will in real-time transform himself into a digital form, merge himself with the pulsating graphics and appear as a digital avatar within the virtual Nxt Stage, watched by a global audience online. The performance is titled . [HYPERSPACE: Planet-α] and features sound by Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence). It evolved from the installation, Dimensional Sampling, currently on display in Nxt Museum’s exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’, which explores human experience and interaction in the face of social and technological change.   Minimal & Nxt Museum join forces to digitise the dance floor: During this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, Minimal & Nxt Museum are joining forces to digitise the dance floor with a fusion of multidisciplinary artists. It marks the first time in the Netherlands that DJs and visual artists have come together to present an immersive electronic music event with a floor-to-ceiling projection of this scale (370sqm). Three performances will be pre-recorded at Nxt Stage with multiple cinematic 6K cameras and streamed on ADE’s channels over two nights on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October.     Opening Event w/ Boris Acket & Vincent Rang (Live A/V) Pre-recorded at Nxt Museum, streamed Fri 23 Oct, 22:00-23:00 CEST Multidisciplinary artist Boris Acket and visual artist Vincent Rang perform a prequel to their debut audiovisual album, Home, from Nxt Stage. ‘Home’ meets warm, lighthearted, almost naïve melodies with soothing visuals from the natural world. But in their hour-long performance at Nxt Museum, Acket and Rang will present a darker prequel to the comforts of ‘Home’. Rang’s visuals give birth to erie, icy forests and abstract rock formations – sublime landscapes evoking awe and fear. As we emerge from this world, we start to experience what seems to be an organic world, anticipating the new album ‘Home’. The performance invites audiences to escape from their living rooms and enter the mysterious, dream-like world of Acket and Rang.     Main Event w/ Willikens & Ivkovic / Woody92 b2b Spekki Webu / Visuals by Desilence Studio, Pre-recorded at Nxt Museum, streamed Sat 24 October, 22:00-00:00 CEST   World-renowned Danish/Spanish visual art studio, Desilence, will take control of the 370sqm projection surface at Nxt Stage and create a visual interplay with the sounds of two well-respected DJ duos. With more than 15 years of experience in digital art, the Desilence duo is always searching for the perfect synchrony between music and image. Desilence (Søren and Tatiana) have developed a lookbook of bespoke visuals to reflect the individual mood and tone of the DJs.   Willikens & Ivkovic's beats will pulsate to the hypnotic movement of Desilence's visual eruptions, giving rise to a soundscape that oscillates between natural and ritual. Both former residents at the infamous Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, Willikens & Ivkovic are well-known for summoning music that slowly and steadily takes over the body. Making way for a new generation of proto trance, Spekki Webu and Woody92 become one with the computed pathways of Desilence. Engaged with the wide array in which psychedelic sounds manifest, the duo covers a broad spectrum of psytrance, goa, IDM, glitchy experimentals and tribal tech In sync with the crisp visuals by Desilence, Spekki Webu and Woody92 turn the virtual into spiritual.   For the 25th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (21-25 Oct), Nxt Museum in North Amsterdam presents a programme of virtual audiovisual performances from Nxt Stage, supporting the music industry during the pandemic. Nxt Stage is a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art, offering an unrivalled 370 square metres of full floor-to-ceiling projection space to showcase creativity at the intersection of digital art and electronic music.   Nxt Museum’s ADE programme kicks off with a performance by artist and coder Yuxi Cao and sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence), whose work features in the current exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’, followed by a programme of audio-visual performances co-organised with Amsterdam-based collective, Minimal. The three performances will be streamed online via ADE, Minimal and Nxt Museum’s channels.   At a time when events and travel are restricted, Nxt Museum aims to harness the power of technology to give a presence to international artists and create immersive virtual experiences for the art and music community worldwide. Curator at Nxt Museum, Bogomir Doringer, said: “The global electronic music industry has a huge economic value, and yet it has been left without sufficient support internationally amid the coronavirus pandemic. Artists and musicians rely on live performances and entertaining crowds for their livelihood. With this experiment at Nxt Museum, we want to generate new opportunities and create hope for both performers and audiences during these difficult times.”   Follow Amsterdam-dance-event.nl for more information.   by Yuxi Cao (James) & Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) - Live streamed from Nxt Museum, Thurs 22 Oct, 21:00-21:45 CEST Artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) will perform his critically acclaimed audio-visual installation, Dimensional Sampling – live from his studio in New York. Taking the installation to a new visual dimension, Cao will in real-time transform himself into a digital form, merge himself with the pulsating graphics and appear as a digital avatar within the virtual Nxt Stage, watched by a global audience online. The performance is titled . [HYPERSPACE: Planet-α] and features sound by Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence). It evolved from the installation, Dimensional Sampling, currently on display in Nxt Museum’s exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’, which explores human experience and interaction in the face of social and technological change.   Minimal & Nxt Museum join forces to digitise the dance floor: During this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, Minimal & Nxt Museum are joining forces to digitise the dance floor with a fusion of multidisciplinary artists. It marks the first time in the Netherlands that DJs and visual artists have come together to present an immersive electronic music event with a floor-to-ceiling projection of this scale (370sqm). Three performances will be pre-recorded at Nxt Stage with multiple cinematic 6K cameras and streamed on ADE’s channels over two nights on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October.     Opening Event w/ Boris Acket & Vincent Rang (Live A/V) Pre-recorded at Nxt Museum, streamed Fri 23 Oct, 22:00-23:00 CEST Multidisciplinary artist Boris Acket and visual artist Vincent Rang perform a prequel to their debut audiovisual album, Home, from Nxt Stage. ‘Home’ meets warm, lighthearted, almost naïve melodies with soothing visuals from the natural world. But in their hour-long performance at Nxt Museum, Acket and Rang will present a darker prequel to the comforts of ‘Home’. Rang’s visuals give birth to erie, icy forests and abstract rock formations – sublime landscapes evoking awe and fear. As we emerge from this world, we start to experience what seems to be an organic world, anticipating the new album ‘Home’. The performance invites audiences to escape from their living rooms and enter the mysterious, dream-like world of Acket and Rang.     Main Event w/ Willikens & Ivkovic / Woody92 b2b Spekki Webu / Visuals by Desilence Studio, Pre-recorded at Nxt Museum, streamed Sat 24 October, 22:00-00:00 CEST   World-renowned Danish/Spanish visual art studio, Desilence, will take control of the 370sqm projection surface at Nxt Stage and create a visual interplay with the sounds of two well-respected DJ duos. With more than 15 years of experience in digital art, the Desilence duo is always searching for the perfect synchrony between music and image. Desilence (Søren and Tatiana) have developed a lookbook of bespoke visuals to reflect the individual mood and tone of the DJs.   Willikens & Ivkovic's beats will pulsate to the hypnotic movement of Desilence's visual eruptions, giving rise to a soundscape that oscillates between natural and ritual. Both former residents at the infamous Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, Willikens & Ivkovic are well-known for summoning music that slowly and steadily takes over the body. Making way for a new generation of proto trance, Spekki Webu and Woody92 become one with the computed pathways of Desilence. Engaged with the wide array in which psychedelic sounds manifest, the duo covers a broad spectrum of psytrance, goa, IDM, glitchy experimentals and tribal tech In sync with the crisp visuals by Desilence, Spekki Webu and Woody92 turn the virtual into spiritual.  

AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT RELEASES UNIQUE CAMPAIGN VIDEO “SILENCE BETWEEN THE NOTES”
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AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT RELEASES UNIQUE CAMPAIGN VIDEO “SILENCE BETWEEN THE NOTES”

Music Ever since the mid nighties, October is the month Amsterdam turns black and yellow for the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Over the past twenty-five years ADE has become one of the most important and biggest events in the dance industry worldwide. While this year should have been the biggest event ADE had ever seen, the industry is silenced by COVID-19. In order to not let this memorable moment pass by, ADE joined forces with the talented Dutch directors Joost Biesheuvel and Boris Acket to create a unique campaign movie that not only celebrates the love for dance music but also the silence we live in now.   You can watch the video: https://vimeo.com/468085891   The idea behind this campaign film was to portray silence as an essential part of music. It was Mozart that said that 'music is not in the notes, it is in the silence between'. Looking at it this way, and zooming out, 2020 could be seen as a deafening silence within the club-, event- and music industry that is hit incredibly hard by COVID-19 measures. Now that all of Amsterdam Dance Events club events have been cancelled and the industry is suffering like never before, something meaningful had to be said about silence. Joost and Boris decided to take a look at the use of silence in music and the way you could not shape rhythm or melodies without it.    The outcome was a musical composition written and directed by Joost Biesheuvel and Boris Acket that illustrates the birth of music through silence. The genesis of music. A sonic birth, through silence. In the beginning there was only noise; all frequencies heard simultaneously. But by adding silences, rhythm appeared from the chaos. Furthermore, by adding silence between different frequencies, melodies appeared, and music was born.    To illustrate the concept, a 20x4m light installation was built and programmed to visualize all the sonic aspects of the musical composition. Dancers in reflective suits were added to come alive as soon as a musical composition emerged from the noise. The entire film sets out to illustrate the birth of music through silence. Basically, how humans use silences to arrange sounds into a musical composition.    ADE 2020 might be the most silent edition ever; thanks to this video it also marks an important period in the lives of musicians and music lovers; and that new notes will be played in the future!   Crew: Director: Joost Biesheuvel Director & scenography: Boris Acket Installation: Lumus Instruments D.P: Zeeger Verschuren A.C: Christiaan van Dijk Gaffer: Chris van Marle Best-boy: Alexander Karl Ubelhor Grading: Ruben Labree   Music: Boris Acket & Joost Biesheuvel   Choreo:  Nicola Balhuizen Hepp   Dancers: Camilla Bundel Rebecca Collins Uri Eugenio Lo Walther Boer   Ever since the mid nighties, October is the month Amsterdam turns black and yellow for the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Over the past twenty-five years ADE has become one of the most important and biggest events in the dance industry worldwide. While this year should have been the biggest event ADE had ever seen, the industry is silenced by COVID-19. In order to not let this memorable moment pass by, ADE joined forces with the talented Dutch directors Joost Biesheuvel and Boris Acket to create a unique campaign movie that not only celebrates the love for dance music but also the silence we live in now.   You can watch the video: https://vimeo.com/468085891   The idea behind this campaign film was to portray silence as an essential part of music. It was Mozart that said that 'music is not in the notes, it is in the silence between'. Looking at it this way, and zooming out, 2020 could be seen as a deafening silence within the club-, event- and music industry that is hit incredibly hard by COVID-19 measures. Now that all of Amsterdam Dance Events club events have been cancelled and the industry is suffering like never before, something meaningful had to be said about silence. Joost and Boris decided to take a look at the use of silence in music and the way you could not shape rhythm or melodies without it.    The outcome was a musical composition written and directed by Joost Biesheuvel and Boris Acket that illustrates the birth of music through silence. The genesis of music. A sonic birth, through silence. In the beginning there was only noise; all frequencies heard simultaneously. But by adding silences, rhythm appeared from the chaos. Furthermore, by adding silence between different frequencies, melodies appeared, and music was born.    To illustrate the concept, a 20x4m light installation was built and programmed to visualize all the sonic aspects of the musical composition. Dancers in reflective suits were added to come alive as soon as a musical composition emerged from the noise. The entire film sets out to illustrate the birth of music through silence. Basically, how humans use silences to arrange sounds into a musical composition.    ADE 2020 might be the most silent edition ever; thanks to this video it also marks an important period in the lives of musicians and music lovers; and that new notes will be played in the future!   Crew: Director: Joost Biesheuvel Director & scenography: Boris Acket Installation: Lumus Instruments D.P: Zeeger Verschuren A.C: Christiaan van Dijk Gaffer: Chris van Marle Best-boy: Alexander Karl Ubelhor Grading: Ruben Labree   Music: Boris Acket & Joost Biesheuvel   Choreo:  Nicola Balhuizen Hepp   Dancers: Camilla Bundel Rebecca Collins Uri Eugenio Lo Walther Boer  

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Vans Announces Anderson .Paak as Global Music Ambassador and Debuts Exclusive Footwear and Accessories Collaboration
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Vans Announces Anderson .Paak as Global Music Ambassador and Debuts Exclusive Footwear and Accessories Collaboration

Accessories Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, is proud to announce three-time Grammy award-winning artist, musician and producer Anderson .Paak as the brand’s first Global Music Ambassador. Vans and AP share a mutual passion to promote creative expression through their active support of art and music. AP is longtime fan of the brand and always aspires to uplift the community around him, making him a natural addition to the Vans family. Having once worked at a Vans retail store in Topanga Canyon, California, AP has since gone on to perform live on theHouse of Vans stage and is featured as part of Vans’ global music content series, Sidestripe Sessions. This year, AP will serve as one of the global judges for the brand’s Vans Musicians Wanted competition, which aims to provide a platform for aspiring artists all around the world.     “I’m honored to be the newest member of the Vans Family and look forward to making history with one of the most respected global brands,” said Anderson .Paak. “I’m thankful for Vans’ partnership with .Paak House and can’t wait to broaden our reach to help even more people tap into their greatest potential.”   “We are inspired by AP’s multifaceted creative talent and are excited to continue to partner with him throughout the next year for curated music and art initiatives, product design and enabling creativity within the local community and around the world,” said Tierney Stout, global music marketing lead at Vans. “Anderson epitomizes creative expression and we are thrilled to officially welcome him into the Vans Family.”   The forthcoming partnership is celebrated with an exclusive footwear and accessories collection inspired by AP’s Southern California roots and his critically-acclaimed breakthrough albums Venice and Malibu. The two-piece footwear assortment headlines with the ubiquitous Old Skool DX silhouette inspired by AP’s debut album, Venice which features a wavy, psychedelic upper that mixes digital print and 3D printing for added depth and texture and is finished with bold yellow eyelets and a translucent blue vinyl Sidestripe. TheSid DX pays homage to AP’s 2016 album, Malibu and showcases embroidered chenille pattern uppers complimented by tonal black laces and stitching, and features a Flying-V logo embroidered at each side. Each footwear model is finished with a custom tongue label message from AP along with translucent green waffle soles, custom packaging and dust bag matching back to the collection. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection includes a matchingAP Bucket Hat that showcases each of the custom prints, silicon patches and signature quotes affixed to the brim of each hat. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection will be available worldwide on November 13 and will retail for €45 - €115 / £37 - £95. Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, is proud to announce three-time Grammy award-winning artist, musician and producer Anderson .Paak as the brand’s first Global Music Ambassador. Vans and AP share a mutual passion to promote creative expression through their active support of art and music. AP is longtime fan of the brand and always aspires to uplift the community around him, making him a natural addition to the Vans family. Having once worked at a Vans retail store in Topanga Canyon, California, AP has since gone on to perform live on theHouse of Vans stage and is featured as part of Vans’ global music content series, Sidestripe Sessions. This year, AP will serve as one of the global judges for the brand’s Vans Musicians Wanted competition, which aims to provide a platform for aspiring artists all around the world.     “I’m honored to be the newest member of the Vans Family and look forward to making history with one of the most respected global brands,” said Anderson .Paak. “I’m thankful for Vans’ partnership with .Paak House and can’t wait to broaden our reach to help even more people tap into their greatest potential.”   “We are inspired by AP’s multifaceted creative talent and are excited to continue to partner with him throughout the next year for curated music and art initiatives, product design and enabling creativity within the local community and around the world,” said Tierney Stout, global music marketing lead at Vans. “Anderson epitomizes creative expression and we are thrilled to officially welcome him into the Vans Family.”   The forthcoming partnership is celebrated with an exclusive footwear and accessories collection inspired by AP’s Southern California roots and his critically-acclaimed breakthrough albums Venice and Malibu. The two-piece footwear assortment headlines with the ubiquitous Old Skool DX silhouette inspired by AP’s debut album, Venice which features a wavy, psychedelic upper that mixes digital print and 3D printing for added depth and texture and is finished with bold yellow eyelets and a translucent blue vinyl Sidestripe. TheSid DX pays homage to AP’s 2016 album, Malibu and showcases embroidered chenille pattern uppers complimented by tonal black laces and stitching, and features a Flying-V logo embroidered at each side. Each footwear model is finished with a custom tongue label message from AP along with translucent green waffle soles, custom packaging and dust bag matching back to the collection. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection includes a matchingAP Bucket Hat that showcases each of the custom prints, silicon patches and signature quotes affixed to the brim of each hat. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection will be available worldwide on November 13 and will retail for €45 - €115 / £37 - £95.

Goldkimono transcends the everyday with new single "Electric Swing"
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Goldkimono transcends the everyday with new single "Electric Swing"

Music The new single "Electric Swing" by Goldkimono was released last Friday. The catchy sequel to summer hit "To Tomorrow" invites listeners to clear their minds, be enchanted by the power of music and transcend the everyday.      Something that is also clearly visible in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKlrYT82Wrw&feature=emb_title     The catchy and positive "Electric Swing" follows the summer hit "To Tomorrow", a song that Goldkimono has featured on the playlists of almost all national radio stations in recent months and which has now been streamed more than five million times worldwide. With the new single, Goldkimono (a pseudonym of Martijn "Tienus" Konijnenburg) underlines that music is a healing power for many. It is a language that everyone around the world can understand, feel and experience. "It makes you dance, it makes you sing, transcends the ordinary things ..."     This message is also clearly expressed in the artwork and the striking video clip, with which Goldkimono joins a long musical tradition. It pays homage to the Camp Lo album "Uptown Saturday Night", which in turn is an ode to the cover of the Marvin Gaye classic "I Want You". In the video of "Electric Swing" the artwork is brought to life. “This makes the artwork of the single and video clip primarily a cultural homage,” said Goldkimono. “The original cover is based on an artwork by Ernie Barnes, who often depicts people with their eyes closed in his work.      With this he symbolizes that we as humans are often blind to each other's humanity. Our version - both in the clip and on the cover - accentuates that collective human experience. "Electric Swing" has an extremely positive message. The uplifting and cheerful feeling of "Electric Swing" invites you to dance and move, to escape from everyday worries. The music allows you to transcend the ordinary. Clear your mind, let the magic of music enchant you. ” The new single "Electric Swing" by Goldkimono was released last Friday. The catchy sequel to summer hit "To Tomorrow" invites listeners to clear their minds, be enchanted by the power of music and transcend the everyday.      Something that is also clearly visible in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKlrYT82Wrw&feature=emb_title     The catchy and positive "Electric Swing" follows the summer hit "To Tomorrow", a song that Goldkimono has featured on the playlists of almost all national radio stations in recent months and which has now been streamed more than five million times worldwide. With the new single, Goldkimono (a pseudonym of Martijn "Tienus" Konijnenburg) underlines that music is a healing power for many. It is a language that everyone around the world can understand, feel and experience. "It makes you dance, it makes you sing, transcends the ordinary things ..."     This message is also clearly expressed in the artwork and the striking video clip, with which Goldkimono joins a long musical tradition. It pays homage to the Camp Lo album "Uptown Saturday Night", which in turn is an ode to the cover of the Marvin Gaye classic "I Want You". In the video of "Electric Swing" the artwork is brought to life. “This makes the artwork of the single and video clip primarily a cultural homage,” said Goldkimono. “The original cover is based on an artwork by Ernie Barnes, who often depicts people with their eyes closed in his work.      With this he symbolizes that we as humans are often blind to each other's humanity. Our version - both in the clip and on the cover - accentuates that collective human experience. "Electric Swing" has an extremely positive message. The uplifting and cheerful feeling of "Electric Swing" invites you to dance and move, to escape from everyday worries. The music allows you to transcend the ordinary. Clear your mind, let the magic of music enchant you. ”

THE BRITISH TRIO RELEASE THE TITLE TRACK FROM THE ALBUM TODAY
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THE BRITISH TRIO RELEASE THE TITLE TRACK FROM THE ALBUM TODAY

Music London Grammar today announce the release of their highly anticipated third studio album Californian Soil, for February 12 2021 on Ministry Of Sound. The brand new single, from the album of the same name, is out today and marks a certain transformation for the band. The announcement also arrives as the first single to be taken from the forthcoming album, Baby It’s You, hits the Radio 1 A List, following its release last month.     Watch the official video for Californian Soil, directed by Silent Tapes, here.     Californian Soil is the irrefutably beautiful third record from London Grammar, whose success and longevity as a band has traced the British pop graph for over a decade. Over the years however, success was not all it was meant to be, namely for frontwoman Hannah Reid, who’s perpetual first hand experience of misogyny in the music industry weighed heavy. However, with the support of her two friends and fellow bandmates Dan Rothman and Dot Major, Hannah has found the power to become the leader she needed to be for this new iteration of London Grammar.    ‘Misogyny is primitive,’ says frontwoman Hannah Reid, ‘which is why it is so hard to change. But it is also fearful. It’s about rejecting the thing in yourself which is vulnerable or feminine. Yet everybody has that thing.’  Reid continues, ‘This record is about gaining possession of my own life. You imagine success will be amazing. Then you see it from the inside and ask, why am I not controlling this thing? Why am I not allowed to be in control of it? And does that connect, in any way to being a woman? If so, how can I do that differently?  Californian Soil Track listing Intro Californian Soil Missing Lose Your Head Lord It’s A Feeling How Does It Feel Baby It’s You Call Your Friends All My Love Talking I Need The Night America   Pre-order the album here.   Following its premiere as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record last month, the band released their return single Baby It’s You, arriving as the first piece of music the band released since their 2017 #1 selling album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing. The single, which is co-produced by George FitzGerald, received mass critical acclaim upon release and hit an impressive 40 plus New Music Friday’s across the globe. The single is currently playlisted on the Radio 1 A List. The band also performed the single and a stirring cover of The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights as part of Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month, last week.    Listen to the original version of Baby It’s You here.   Listen to the Kolsch version of Baby It’s You here.   The band will perform tonight on Later...With Jools Holland. The third time they have guested on the lauded BBC show.      London Grammar today announce the release of their highly anticipated third studio album Californian Soil, for February 12 2021 on Ministry Of Sound. The brand new single, from the album of the same name, is out today and marks a certain transformation for the band. The announcement also arrives as the first single to be taken from the forthcoming album, Baby It’s You, hits the Radio 1 A List, following its release last month.     Watch the official video for Californian Soil, directed by Silent Tapes, here.     Californian Soil is the irrefutably beautiful third record from London Grammar, whose success and longevity as a band has traced the British pop graph for over a decade. Over the years however, success was not all it was meant to be, namely for frontwoman Hannah Reid, who’s perpetual first hand experience of misogyny in the music industry weighed heavy. However, with the support of her two friends and fellow bandmates Dan Rothman and Dot Major, Hannah has found the power to become the leader she needed to be for this new iteration of London Grammar.    ‘Misogyny is primitive,’ says frontwoman Hannah Reid, ‘which is why it is so hard to change. But it is also fearful. It’s about rejecting the thing in yourself which is vulnerable or feminine. Yet everybody has that thing.’  Reid continues, ‘This record is about gaining possession of my own life. You imagine success will be amazing. Then you see it from the inside and ask, why am I not controlling this thing? Why am I not allowed to be in control of it? And does that connect, in any way to being a woman? If so, how can I do that differently?  Californian Soil Track listing Intro Californian Soil Missing Lose Your Head Lord It’s A Feeling How Does It Feel Baby It’s You Call Your Friends All My Love Talking I Need The Night America   Pre-order the album here.   Following its premiere as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record last month, the band released their return single Baby It’s You, arriving as the first piece of music the band released since their 2017 #1 selling album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing. The single, which is co-produced by George FitzGerald, received mass critical acclaim upon release and hit an impressive 40 plus New Music Friday’s across the globe. The single is currently playlisted on the Radio 1 A List. The band also performed the single and a stirring cover of The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights as part of Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month, last week.    Listen to the original version of Baby It’s You here.   Listen to the Kolsch version of Baby It’s You here.   The band will perform tonight on Later...With Jools Holland. The third time they have guested on the lauded BBC show.     

Grammy-nominated Cosmic Gate announce virtual concert series
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Grammy-nominated Cosmic Gate announce virtual concert series

Music Grammy-nominated Cosmic Gate announce virtual concert series.     Thanks for talking to us guys – please tell us how you’ve been spending Quarantine time!   ThankYOU! We have been based in Miami and New York, Nic has been in NYC with his girlfriend cooking a lot and I have been in Miami trying to enjoy the sunshine; I’ve also taken up biking for endurance training which is also a great way to keep my mind stimulated and my mental health positive. It’s not been easy throughout this period, for anyone I think, but we also hosted livestreams from our cities respectively, first pool-side at an apartment complex in Miami so people could enjoy this from their balconies and adhere to all the necessary guidelines, over to Nic playing some big hits from the stunning New York skyline – you can catch both on our Youtube Channel and we hope wherever you are, these bring some joy and party spirits to your home to enjoy!     Were you still able to create while being quarantined? Did keeping creating keep you guys sane, or even planning for the future at a time like now?   We are always creating, from finalizing our Andrew Bayer collab ‘The Launch’ on Anjuna Beats, over to creating and excecuting our ‘Cosmic Gate In Concert’ virtual series that we’re streaming to fans on October 3rdand October 17th; if you can’t make it to a Cosmic Gate show, we’re gonna make it come to you!      Tell us about the two-part ‘Cosmic Gate In Concert Series’ you guys have also recently announced, happening this October! You’ve taken the party online and global, it seems!   For sure! We spent our time with our team,working on a new livestreaming concept. We teamed up with the venue The Temple House Miami, famed for it’s 360 degree visual mapping and visual artform, who customized some stunning visuals for every track of our sets and got Buster Digital Media on board for production, filming and editing. The final product makes us really proud, we recorded two sets – first one called “Your Mind” including our latest releases, new music and what is hot in our record box. Second set – “The Classics” set featuring our most cherished tracks of 20 Years of Cosmic Gate and some those tunes from back in the days we love the most. Being able to plan this and do something special for our fans to connect in a unique way really kept us motivated during these challenging times so we hope you guys can join us, too!     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 think it won’t be the same for a good while now, at least until a vaccine or medicine is found. Many people within the industry are projecting that there will be no live events (at least to the level they were pre-Corona) until at least 2022 – but luckily there are some great promoters and organisers around the world who are revolutionizing the way shows are hosted, with distancing, taking parties to daytime locations where only support bubbles or households can mix, keeping things safe for everyone involved. It’s great to see how quickly people, fans, artists, everyone, has adapted – but things are not the same. I really hope we can see the support and positivity needed for everyone over the next few months.      And looking back to your career – you guys have won many accolades personally, such as a Grammy-nomination!- as well as collaborating with huge artists and standing the test of time. Can you pick a favourite career moment?   Yeah, the Grammy-nomination for our remix of Gabriel & Dresden’s ‘Only Road’ was a real pinch-me moment, something we will cherish forever! I think for us, the thing we are most proud of is standing the test of time in our own right, finding fans that have stayed with us throughout the years of evolving genres and sounds – trance fans are super loyal and are a family-style community - makes it all worthwhile to share in that passion.      What have your other projects been throughout this crazy year? How have you been keeping people grooving?    We’ve still been working hard on releases and remixes, as always! We recently had the chance to rework Joe Smooth’s seminal hit ‘Promised Land’ with a deeper, melodic feel that still tips into trance, some nice repetition and bringing in a fresh take on the classic with a Cosmic Gate touch! We’ve been getting some really great feedback from fans and DJs so it’s great to bring some party vibes to the people! As well as this, we also just released our long-awaited collaboration with Andrew Beyer on Anjuna Beats with ‘The Launch’! Lot’s more new music coming very soon and to stay up to date make sure you follow us on our social media – thanks guys!     Tickets are on sale now at -https://www.tixr.com/groups/cosmicgate/ Grammy-nominated Cosmic Gate announce virtual concert series.     Thanks for talking to us guys – please tell us how you’ve been spending Quarantine time!   ThankYOU! We have been based in Miami and New York, Nic has been in NYC with his girlfriend cooking a lot and I have been in Miami trying to enjoy the sunshine; I’ve also taken up biking for endurance training which is also a great way to keep my mind stimulated and my mental health positive. It’s not been easy throughout this period, for anyone I think, but we also hosted livestreams from our cities respectively, first pool-side at an apartment complex in Miami so people could enjoy this from their balconies and adhere to all the necessary guidelines, over to Nic playing some big hits from the stunning New York skyline – you can catch both on our Youtube Channel and we hope wherever you are, these bring some joy and party spirits to your home to enjoy!     Were you still able to create while being quarantined? Did keeping creating keep you guys sane, or even planning for the future at a time like now?   We are always creating, from finalizing our Andrew Bayer collab ‘The Launch’ on Anjuna Beats, over to creating and excecuting our ‘Cosmic Gate In Concert’ virtual series that we’re streaming to fans on October 3rdand October 17th; if you can’t make it to a Cosmic Gate show, we’re gonna make it come to you!      Tell us about the two-part ‘Cosmic Gate In Concert Series’ you guys have also recently announced, happening this October! You’ve taken the party online and global, it seems!   For sure! We spent our time with our team,working on a new livestreaming concept. We teamed up with the venue The Temple House Miami, famed for it’s 360 degree visual mapping and visual artform, who customized some stunning visuals for every track of our sets and got Buster Digital Media on board for production, filming and editing. The final product makes us really proud, we recorded two sets – first one called “Your Mind” including our latest releases, new music and what is hot in our record box. Second set – “The Classics” set featuring our most cherished tracks of 20 Years of Cosmic Gate and some those tunes from back in the days we love the most. Being able to plan this and do something special for our fans to connect in a unique way really kept us motivated during these challenging times so we hope you guys can join us, too!     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 think it won’t be the same for a good while now, at least until a vaccine or medicine is found. Many people within the industry are projecting that there will be no live events (at least to the level they were pre-Corona) until at least 2022 – but luckily there are some great promoters and organisers around the world who are revolutionizing the way shows are hosted, with distancing, taking parties to daytime locations where only support bubbles or households can mix, keeping things safe for everyone involved. It’s great to see how quickly people, fans, artists, everyone, has adapted – but things are not the same. I really hope we can see the support and positivity needed for everyone over the next few months.      And looking back to your career – you guys have won many accolades personally, such as a Grammy-nomination!- as well as collaborating with huge artists and standing the test of time. Can you pick a favourite career moment?   Yeah, the Grammy-nomination for our remix of Gabriel & Dresden’s ‘Only Road’ was a real pinch-me moment, something we will cherish forever! I think for us, the thing we are most proud of is standing the test of time in our own right, finding fans that have stayed with us throughout the years of evolving genres and sounds – trance fans are super loyal and are a family-style community - makes it all worthwhile to share in that passion.      What have your other projects been throughout this crazy year? How have you been keeping people grooving?    We’ve still been working hard on releases and remixes, as always! We recently had the chance to rework Joe Smooth’s seminal hit ‘Promised Land’ with a deeper, melodic feel that still tips into trance, some nice repetition and bringing in a fresh take on the classic with a Cosmic Gate touch! We’ve been getting some really great feedback from fans and DJs so it’s great to bring some party vibes to the people! As well as this, we also just released our long-awaited collaboration with Andrew Beyer on Anjuna Beats with ‘The Launch’! Lot’s more new music coming very soon and to stay up to date make sure you follow us on our social media – thanks guys!     Tickets are on sale now at -https://www.tixr.com/groups/cosmicgate/

OCEANS RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE ‘CEREAL’!
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OCEANS RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE ‘CEREAL’!

Music After a period without releasing music, Oceans burst back onto the scene recently with his new single ‘Cereal’. With previous singles ‘Deep Blue’ and ‘Cold Aint For Me’ proving huge successes, and the latter standing at over 26 million streams on Spotify alone, Oceans aims to pick up where he left off with this latest single. We’re excited to share with you the exclusive premiere of the music video below, which is set across stunning locations including Copenhagen and the Scottish Highland. The video ties ties together his love for music, travel and lifestyle, as he teams up with brands such as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Bodaskins, and MATE. Bike. for this impressive production. We grabbed a few words with him around his new single, the music video and future plans…   watch the video: https://youtu.be/xE3oLab7lSs   Thanks for taking the time to speak to us! How has this crazy year been for you first of all? Hey! Thanks for having me and of course! Oh, goodness! It has truly been turbulent, unexpected and stressful. I was sure that 2020 was going to bring positive change and transition to my life and it did in every way but it’s just such a shame that I’ve been unable to travel as much as normal. We had so much planned! The disease is a real thing though, and I do hope it passes soon. During quarantine I actually wrote a lot of music, Cereal included. I also set up my record label “The Oceans Own” and set forth on my journey to share the next five songs with you!   We love your latest single ‘Cereal’, what was the inspiration behind it?  Thank you so much! Its also one of my personal favourites and it came about honestly from eating cereal and my genuine love for cereal! I was thinking to myself, how can I write a song about these sweet, colourful little munchies and then I pulled the guitar out! I ended up basing the story on what it feels like to break up and how that affected my living habits. We’ve all been there so I got myself in that direction of writing and once I was clear on my story, it just came super naturally. I love a sad song that makes you feel happy, but this song came almost too quickly for me to even write lyrics. I made it right there in the living room with just the MacBook, a microphone and some candles. I get inspired easily and from the weirdest and simplest things!     The music video is amazing, good work on that. We’re told you directed and produced this video yourself, that is impressive, have you always taken control of your creative output and image? Thanks again, I really appreciate that! It’s a special feeling to be in the drivers seat with everything I do around my project and I wouldn’t have it any other way, but if I’m honest, right now I’ve got no other choice. I left my previous record label because I felt they weren’t really about building my brand with me. Since the first record, Cold Ain’t For Me, I always had a clear visual in my mind for Oceans and I’ll always have that travel, lifestyle vibe about my videos. I’m also really blessed to have the partners I do involved in this project like Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Bodaskins and MATE. Bike. I’m happy they believe in my vision and I would like to continue making visuals that explore my concepts! It’s a good bit of fun too!    What story did you want to convey through the music video? It seems fun but was there a message you wanted to run through it? For me, the story of Cereals video is that when something is not right, you have a good amount of time to digest that and understand that you were in the wrong position. Watching the TV, eating cereal (or another snack of preference) and being a lazy boy for a minute helped not only myself, but a lot of guys get through their breakups.  The dream sequence and having this adventure with the girl from the TV show is kind of a glimpse at a possible future or a desire that we all have inside somewhere. Companionship and a travel buddy to go around with and share experiences is what all of us lonely people want when we don’t have a significant other. Bumping into the same girl I was dreaming about in real life is also a simple twist I wanted to have to the ending, and that to the viewers hopefully suggests that we must get out and get over issues of our past to move forward. Also, you NEVER know when you could meet the one!   ‘Cereal’ is the first track you’ve released in a while, do you have any new releases or other projects in the pipeline? Absolutely! The next song, “Unhappy Birthday” drops on the 2ndOctober and I’m really excited to share that with the world. Following shortly after, there are another 4 confirmed singles and videos that ultimately sum up the new direction I’m going toward artistically. I’m aiming to be playing my songs live next year if/when this craziness passes and I’m also promising new visual material and plenty of summer, travel, lifestyle vibes in the upcoming music.     After a period without releasing music, Oceans burst back onto the scene recently with his new single ‘Cereal’. With previous singles ‘Deep Blue’ and ‘Cold Aint For Me’ proving huge successes, and the latter standing at over 26 million streams on Spotify alone, Oceans aims to pick up where he left off with this latest single. We’re excited to share with you the exclusive premiere of the music video below, which is set across stunning locations including Copenhagen and the Scottish Highland. The video ties ties together his love for music, travel and lifestyle, as he teams up with brands such as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Bodaskins, and MATE. Bike. for this impressive production. We grabbed a few words with him around his new single, the music video and future plans…   watch the video: https://youtu.be/xE3oLab7lSs   Thanks for taking the time to speak to us! How has this crazy year been for you first of all? Hey! Thanks for having me and of course! Oh, goodness! It has truly been turbulent, unexpected and stressful. I was sure that 2020 was going to bring positive change and transition to my life and it did in every way but it’s just such a shame that I’ve been unable to travel as much as normal. We had so much planned! The disease is a real thing though, and I do hope it passes soon. During quarantine I actually wrote a lot of music, Cereal included. I also set up my record label “The Oceans Own” and set forth on my journey to share the next five songs with you!   We love your latest single ‘Cereal’, what was the inspiration behind it?  Thank you so much! Its also one of my personal favourites and it came about honestly from eating cereal and my genuine love for cereal! I was thinking to myself, how can I write a song about these sweet, colourful little munchies and then I pulled the guitar out! I ended up basing the story on what it feels like to break up and how that affected my living habits. We’ve all been there so I got myself in that direction of writing and once I was clear on my story, it just came super naturally. I love a sad song that makes you feel happy, but this song came almost too quickly for me to even write lyrics. I made it right there in the living room with just the MacBook, a microphone and some candles. I get inspired easily and from the weirdest and simplest things!     The music video is amazing, good work on that. We’re told you directed and produced this video yourself, that is impressive, have you always taken control of your creative output and image? Thanks again, I really appreciate that! It’s a special feeling to be in the drivers seat with everything I do around my project and I wouldn’t have it any other way, but if I’m honest, right now I’ve got no other choice. I left my previous record label because I felt they weren’t really about building my brand with me. Since the first record, Cold Ain’t For Me, I always had a clear visual in my mind for Oceans and I’ll always have that travel, lifestyle vibe about my videos. I’m also really blessed to have the partners I do involved in this project like Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Bodaskins and MATE. Bike. I’m happy they believe in my vision and I would like to continue making visuals that explore my concepts! It’s a good bit of fun too!    What story did you want to convey through the music video? It seems fun but was there a message you wanted to run through it? For me, the story of Cereals video is that when something is not right, you have a good amount of time to digest that and understand that you were in the wrong position. Watching the TV, eating cereal (or another snack of preference) and being a lazy boy for a minute helped not only myself, but a lot of guys get through their breakups.  The dream sequence and having this adventure with the girl from the TV show is kind of a glimpse at a possible future or a desire that we all have inside somewhere. Companionship and a travel buddy to go around with and share experiences is what all of us lonely people want when we don’t have a significant other. Bumping into the same girl I was dreaming about in real life is also a simple twist I wanted to have to the ending, and that to the viewers hopefully suggests that we must get out and get over issues of our past to move forward. Also, you NEVER know when you could meet the one!   ‘Cereal’ is the first track you’ve released in a while, do you have any new releases or other projects in the pipeline? Absolutely! The next song, “Unhappy Birthday” drops on the 2ndOctober and I’m really excited to share that with the world. Following shortly after, there are another 4 confirmed singles and videos that ultimately sum up the new direction I’m going toward artistically. I’m aiming to be playing my songs live next year if/when this craziness passes and I’m also promising new visual material and plenty of summer, travel, lifestyle vibes in the upcoming music.    

Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

Travel The three founding hotels of The Set are located in the cultural heart of their vibrant cities. They have for decades a racted people who drive change and creativity and are places where established and emerging ideas come together to shape the future. Matching the spirit and pace of contemporary life, The Set hotels are explicitly designed to enable new discoveries and to capture the hearts and minds of guests in the process. These are places people love, want to return to and to tell others about. Simply put, they are the modern grand hotels of our time.     Over 100 years ago, architect Daniel Knuttel turned to a mix of neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau principles to visually celebrate the importance of the Conservatorium building. Today, Italian architect Piero Lissoni uses a contemporary design language to complement and continue this narrative. Inside and out, a strong design aesthetic is fundamental to the Conservatorium. It actually tells its story. The building’s original function as a savings bank is apparent in the playful details so embraced by the Art Nouveau movement. There are stone pigs carved into the staircase to symbolise piggy banks; spider webs on the tiles in the shopping arcade allude to spiders trapping ies to consume later; and the tiles also portray bees, which, metaphorically, save stocks of honey for the wintertime. These elements demonstrate an attention to design detail that remains today. Italian architect and design maestro Piero Lissoni was responsible for evolving this rich design history into a contemporary space. The way he merged the 19th century edi ce by encasing its interior courtyard in glass demonstrates a seamless, innate understanding of old and new, public and private. Lissoni’s style is rich, muted and stylishly pared-back. While his vision contrasts to the decorative nature of the original 19th century edice, it brings a new mood – and a new function – to this historic landmark building.     The Conservatorium regularly collaborates with the Conservatorium van Amsterdam music school and together they started the Expression of Art Award series. Each year, students from the jazz department are invited to play at the hotel. A jury is present to announce the winner, who is awarded with a monetary fund to encourage them in their musical career. The hotel’s cultural commitment goes beyond music. It has an ever-changing roster of contemporary artists displaying their work in the hotel lobby. These artists range from emerging talent to globally established names such as Banksy and Scholten & Baijings. Local artists also decorate the Artist in Residence Suites upstairs with works. These pieces are rotated frequently and are shown alongside publications giving details. They are accompanied by a series of lectures and workshops. The permanent art collection in the hotel has been curated by architect Piero Lissoni, and includes everything from reproductions of historic Dutch masterpieces to brand new commissions inspired by the Conservatorium’s cultural and musical history.   The Conservatorium has an illustrious, century-long past where society has always gathered together. This is especially apparent today in its elegant bar and restaurants. The restaurant Taiko rede nes contemporary Asian cuisine with authentic dishes made of local, seasonal products. Taiko takes its name from the Japanese for ‘drum’, and is located in the percussion room of the old music school. For something more casual, there is the Brasserie where platters full of healthy dishes greet customers as they arrive and afternoon tea is served every day. Lastly, the Tunes Bar serves cocktails, which are best enjoyed during the weekend when the in-house DJ brings the room alive.   The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre marries innovative Western practices with ancient Eastern traditions. It boasts seven treatment rooms, including a double treatment suite, and o ers some of the nest signature spa treatments in Amsterdam. There is a private Hammam for purifying scrubs and massages. Akasha also features Amsterdam’s only Watsu pool for tailored hydro-treatments and guided meditation, as well as a large gym featuring Life Fitness equipment and private studios for yoga, pilates and more.     Located on Museumplein – Amsterdam’s historic cultural hub – the Conservatorium is surrounded by legendary artworks, ne examples of the applied arts and classical and jazz music in a set of world-famous institutions. Paintings by the Netherland’s greatest master can be found at the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum has a team of historic Dutch masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals. Contemporary art is shown close by at the Stedelijk Museum and Moco Museum and opposite is the Concertgebouw, which has one of Europe’s best music programmes. This community of culture is within footsteps of the Conservatorium.     Are you planning your next trip but want maximum flexibility? With The Set Flex you can book now, but change your dates and/or destination up to two times, up to the end of 2021. Have you booked your stay at the Conservatorium Hotel, but decide to go to Paris or London after all, with The Set Flex you can change the destination and the dates easily. Furthermore, you will get 25% discount on our best available rate and you can enjoy at the relaxing environment of the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing at each of our beautifully composed properties.   We love treats - who doesn't? Book your stay with us directly or via your preferred travel advisor and we'll treat you to a €30 hotel credit (or €60 for suite bookings) to enjoy in our restaurants or spa, a guaranteed upgrade, a guaranteed early check-in and a guaranteed late check-out until 3 pm. The best offer you will find, guaranteed. T&Cs apply.   For more information and booking please visit their website: conservatoriumhotel.com The three founding hotels of The Set are located in the cultural heart of their vibrant cities. They have for decades a racted people who drive change and creativity and are places where established and emerging ideas come together to shape the future. Matching the spirit and pace of contemporary life, The Set hotels are explicitly designed to enable new discoveries and to capture the hearts and minds of guests in the process. These are places people love, want to return to and to tell others about. Simply put, they are the modern grand hotels of our time.     Over 100 years ago, architect Daniel Knuttel turned to a mix of neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau principles to visually celebrate the importance of the Conservatorium building. Today, Italian architect Piero Lissoni uses a contemporary design language to complement and continue this narrative. Inside and out, a strong design aesthetic is fundamental to the Conservatorium. It actually tells its story. The building’s original function as a savings bank is apparent in the playful details so embraced by the Art Nouveau movement. There are stone pigs carved into the staircase to symbolise piggy banks; spider webs on the tiles in the shopping arcade allude to spiders trapping ies to consume later; and the tiles also portray bees, which, metaphorically, save stocks of honey for the wintertime. These elements demonstrate an attention to design detail that remains today. Italian architect and design maestro Piero Lissoni was responsible for evolving this rich design history into a contemporary space. The way he merged the 19th century edi ce by encasing its interior courtyard in glass demonstrates a seamless, innate understanding of old and new, public and private. Lissoni’s style is rich, muted and stylishly pared-back. While his vision contrasts to the decorative nature of the original 19th century edice, it brings a new mood – and a new function – to this historic landmark building.     The Conservatorium regularly collaborates with the Conservatorium van Amsterdam music school and together they started the Expression of Art Award series. Each year, students from the jazz department are invited to play at the hotel. A jury is present to announce the winner, who is awarded with a monetary fund to encourage them in their musical career. The hotel’s cultural commitment goes beyond music. It has an ever-changing roster of contemporary artists displaying their work in the hotel lobby. These artists range from emerging talent to globally established names such as Banksy and Scholten & Baijings. Local artists also decorate the Artist in Residence Suites upstairs with works. These pieces are rotated frequently and are shown alongside publications giving details. They are accompanied by a series of lectures and workshops. The permanent art collection in the hotel has been curated by architect Piero Lissoni, and includes everything from reproductions of historic Dutch masterpieces to brand new commissions inspired by the Conservatorium’s cultural and musical history.   The Conservatorium has an illustrious, century-long past where society has always gathered together. This is especially apparent today in its elegant bar and restaurants. The restaurant Taiko rede nes contemporary Asian cuisine with authentic dishes made of local, seasonal products. Taiko takes its name from the Japanese for ‘drum’, and is located in the percussion room of the old music school. For something more casual, there is the Brasserie where platters full of healthy dishes greet customers as they arrive and afternoon tea is served every day. Lastly, the Tunes Bar serves cocktails, which are best enjoyed during the weekend when the in-house DJ brings the room alive.   The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre marries innovative Western practices with ancient Eastern traditions. It boasts seven treatment rooms, including a double treatment suite, and o ers some of the nest signature spa treatments in Amsterdam. There is a private Hammam for purifying scrubs and massages. Akasha also features Amsterdam’s only Watsu pool for tailored hydro-treatments and guided meditation, as well as a large gym featuring Life Fitness equipment and private studios for yoga, pilates and more.     Located on Museumplein – Amsterdam’s historic cultural hub – the Conservatorium is surrounded by legendary artworks, ne examples of the applied arts and classical and jazz music in a set of world-famous institutions. Paintings by the Netherland’s greatest master can be found at the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum has a team of historic Dutch masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals. Contemporary art is shown close by at the Stedelijk Museum and Moco Museum and opposite is the Concertgebouw, which has one of Europe’s best music programmes. This community of culture is within footsteps of the Conservatorium.     Are you planning your next trip but want maximum flexibility? With The Set Flex you can book now, but change your dates and/or destination up to two times, up to the end of 2021. Have you booked your stay at the Conservatorium Hotel, but decide to go to Paris or London after all, with The Set Flex you can change the destination and the dates easily. Furthermore, you will get 25% discount on our best available rate and you can enjoy at the relaxing environment of the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing at each of our beautifully composed properties.   We love treats - who doesn't? Book your stay with us directly or via your preferred travel advisor and we'll treat you to a €30 hotel credit (or €60 for suite bookings) to enjoy in our restaurants or spa, a guaranteed upgrade, a guaranteed early check-in and a guaranteed late check-out until 3 pm. The best offer you will find, guaranteed. T&Cs apply.   For more information and booking please visit their website: conservatoriumhotel.com

In conversation with ELDERBROOK
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In conversation with ELDERBROOK

Music One-to-watch global talent ELDEBROOK releases his exemplary debut album ‘WHY DO WE SHAKE IN THE COLD?’ today, alongside a 14 date UK + EU March 2021 tour which includes a stop at London’s Electric Ballroom. Expect an exemplary debut record that intricately explores themes of identity, emotion and the importance of human connection, presenting ELDERBROOK as a unique artist in the crossover electronic space making emotive, uplifting music with a sensitive storytelling element attached to it.   Collaborations with Camelphat, Diplo, Black Coffee, Rudimental and Martin Garrix have earnt him a revered reputation across the board as a live act, multi-instrumentalist, producer and singer/songwriter; which include the stand-out single and RUDIMENTAL collaboration ‘SOMETHING ABOUT YOU’, amassing 50M combined streams and 18M video views. Other notable album moments include the reflective ‘NUMB’ and emotive title track ‘WHY DO WE SHAKE IN THE COLD?’     We had a delight speaking with him about his new album.     Who are you and what is your profession?   I’m Elderbrook and I’m a singer/producer from the UK     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?    Well obviously in the short term it’s meant that there are no shows. Live music is such a big part of the industry and I’ve really been missing it. A lot of people’s livelihoods have been put on the line on that side so I hope it gets better soon. I think the crisis has changed perception of the actual making of music more than anything else. I’ve written so much music with a lot of people completely online. “My House” and the song I have with Martin Garrix were online collaborations because of Covid-19 and I think it’s opened the door for a lot more online way of working going forward      How did you spend your Quarantine time and were you still able to create while being quarantined?   Definitely! I was meant to be touring all over the world but because I was confined to my house it was the perfect opportunity to finish my album and then write new music. I have a studio in a little cabin at the bottom of my garden and I spent most of my time there writing music.      Tell us something about yourself that is not on your resume.   I love badminton and I think I’m great at it although I don’t get to play as often as I would like!      We love your single “NUMB”, can you tell us more about it. What inspired you to make this tune?   I was on tour and missing being at home with my family and fiancé which inspired the lyric ‘reaching in the dark with nothing their to touch’. The song is all about that sense of being alone in a crowded and busy place and just wanting someone else there with you.      What do you want to tell with your music, and what themes are you exploring with your music?   All of the songs on the album explore the theme of human interaction and how we relate to one another. It’s about people needing other people.       What is your story and how does it reflect in your work? What does music mean to you and what made you start making music in the first place?   I first started making music when I was about 15. I loved indie music like Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys and had a band with some friends from school. I think that reflects in my music now because, although I now make electronic music, the songs are structured like the music I used to make. Proper verse chorus structure and indie lyrics.      Tell us more about your today  newly released album. What is your new album’s main narrative?    I called it Why Do We Shake in The Cold because it reflects the whole theme of the album of people needing other people. The lyric itself is a metaphor that people shake to show others that they need them rather than just because they are cold.      What do you have in store for us next? Working on anything exciting to come?   I have exciting collaborations in the works! Stuff I’ve been writing with people during lockdown. Other than that I’ll be getting my album out there as much as I can and then hopefully start touring in March!        New single ‘Back To My Bed’ has a brilliant video that dropped today, check it out here: https://elderbrook.lnk.to/BackToMyBed   One-to-watch global talent ELDEBROOK releases his exemplary debut album ‘WHY DO WE SHAKE IN THE COLD?’ today, alongside a 14 date UK + EU March 2021 tour which includes a stop at London’s Electric Ballroom. Expect an exemplary debut record that intricately explores themes of identity, emotion and the importance of human connection, presenting ELDERBROOK as a unique artist in the crossover electronic space making emotive, uplifting music with a sensitive storytelling element attached to it.   Collaborations with Camelphat, Diplo, Black Coffee, Rudimental and Martin Garrix have earnt him a revered reputation across the board as a live act, multi-instrumentalist, producer and singer/songwriter; which include the stand-out single and RUDIMENTAL collaboration ‘SOMETHING ABOUT YOU’, amassing 50M combined streams and 18M video views. Other notable album moments include the reflective ‘NUMB’ and emotive title track ‘WHY DO WE SHAKE IN THE COLD?’     We had a delight speaking with him about his new album.     Who are you and what is your profession?   I’m Elderbrook and I’m a singer/producer from the UK     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?    Well obviously in the short term it’s meant that there are no shows. Live music is such a big part of the industry and I’ve really been missing it. A lot of people’s livelihoods have been put on the line on that side so I hope it gets better soon. I think the crisis has changed perception of the actual making of music more than anything else. I’ve written so much music with a lot of people completely online. “My House” and the song I have with Martin Garrix were online collaborations because of Covid-19 and I think it’s opened the door for a lot more online way of working going forward      How did you spend your Quarantine time and were you still able to create while being quarantined?   Definitely! I was meant to be touring all over the world but because I was confined to my house it was the perfect opportunity to finish my album and then write new music. I have a studio in a little cabin at the bottom of my garden and I spent most of my time there writing music.      Tell us something about yourself that is not on your resume.   I love badminton and I think I’m great at it although I don’t get to play as often as I would like!      We love your single “NUMB”, can you tell us more about it. What inspired you to make this tune?   I was on tour and missing being at home with my family and fiancé which inspired the lyric ‘reaching in the dark with nothing their to touch’. The song is all about that sense of being alone in a crowded and busy place and just wanting someone else there with you.      What do you want to tell with your music, and what themes are you exploring with your music?   All of the songs on the album explore the theme of human interaction and how we relate to one another. It’s about people needing other people.       What is your story and how does it reflect in your work? What does music mean to you and what made you start making music in the first place?   I first started making music when I was about 15. I loved indie music like Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys and had a band with some friends from school. I think that reflects in my music now because, although I now make electronic music, the songs are structured like the music I used to make. Proper verse chorus structure and indie lyrics.      Tell us more about your today  newly released album. What is your new album’s main narrative?    I called it Why Do We Shake in The Cold because it reflects the whole theme of the album of people needing other people. The lyric itself is a metaphor that people shake to show others that they need them rather than just because they are cold.      What do you have in store for us next? Working on anything exciting to come?   I have exciting collaborations in the works! Stuff I’ve been writing with people during lockdown. Other than that I’ll be getting my album out there as much as I can and then hopefully start touring in March!        New single ‘Back To My Bed’ has a brilliant video that dropped today, check it out here: https://elderbrook.lnk.to/BackToMyBed  

BALENCIAGA MUSIC
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BALENCIAGA MUSIC

On the Playlist Balenciaga is now on Apple Music, curating exclusive playlists. Balenciaga Artistic Director Demna Gvasalia has personally chosen a group of influential artists to create original playlists that will be announced over time, along with limited-edition Balenciaga product releases.   Artists whose work has greatly inspired Demna throughout his life were invited to share their own musical universes with personal references and music they themselves enjoy listening to. The resulting playlists will be available exclusivelyvia Balenciaga’s curator page on Apple Music.   Along with each playlist, a collection of limited-edition products inspired by these chosen artists will be available to purchase in select stores and on Balenciaga.com. These items loosely reference the merchandise and backstage gear found at live music venues or clubs.   “The Balenciaga x Apple Music playlists will be by some of my favorite music artists, each of whom I have personally selected,” said Demna Gvasalia about the new endeavor. “These playlists will represent their personal tastes and influences, giving insight into what they listen to in their own lives.   “To launch the project, I decided to release my own playlist, including somefavorite tracks that I listen to every day. This playlist is a musical introduction andrepresentation of me. This is why it is called Hello, My Name Is Demna.”   Demna’s playlist is available September 10th at 6pm CET. It features 13 hours ofhis favorite music, including tracks by some of the artists that will later provide Balenciaga playlists. The first limited-edition merch products feature nametag graphic that reads Hello, My Name Is Demna.   more on Balenciaga.com Balenciaga is now on Apple Music, curating exclusive playlists. Balenciaga Artistic Director Demna Gvasalia has personally chosen a group of influential artists to create original playlists that will be announced over time, along with limited-edition Balenciaga product releases.   Artists whose work has greatly inspired Demna throughout his life were invited to share their own musical universes with personal references and music they themselves enjoy listening to. The resulting playlists will be available exclusivelyvia Balenciaga’s curator page on Apple Music.   Along with each playlist, a collection of limited-edition products inspired by these chosen artists will be available to purchase in select stores and on Balenciaga.com. These items loosely reference the merchandise and backstage gear found at live music venues or clubs.   “The Balenciaga x Apple Music playlists will be by some of my favorite music artists, each of whom I have personally selected,” said Demna Gvasalia about the new endeavor. “These playlists will represent their personal tastes and influences, giving insight into what they listen to in their own lives.   “To launch the project, I decided to release my own playlist, including somefavorite tracks that I listen to every day. This playlist is a musical introduction andrepresentation of me. This is why it is called Hello, My Name Is Demna.”   Demna’s playlist is available September 10th at 6pm CET. It features 13 hours ofhis favorite music, including tracks by some of the artists that will later provide Balenciaga playlists. The first limited-edition merch products feature nametag graphic that reads Hello, My Name Is Demna.   more on Balenciaga.com

In conversation with Delilah Montagu
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In conversation with Delilah Montagu

Music London based artist Delilah Montagu today releases her empowering brand new single Loud, out now on Columbia Records.      Loud was written in Los Angeles alongside Delilah’s new confidant and acclaimed producer Robin Hannibal (Rhye, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak) just as the global pandemic we now all find ourselves a part of, was about to hit. It was here and in this moment where Delilah learned how to express herself, shifting from constant uncertainty and loss of self, to truly owning her story for the first time.   LISTEN TO LOUD HERE     Who are you and what is your profession?   My name is Delilah and I’m a singer songwriter.     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?    It’s already affected the music industry hugely, especially the live aspect of it!  But on a positive note, I definitely spent a lot of time over lockdown re listening to music that I haven’t listened to in years and discovering new artists.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I spent it in the countryside with my mum and girlfriend, and I almost wrote a whole album!  I loved being able to write and create music from home - working with robin (Hannibal) via FaceTime wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be! It was a very creative time for me.     Tell us something about yourself that is not on your resume.   I’m an awful baker but still attempt to bake weekly      We love your new single “Version of Me”, can you tell us more about it. What inspired you to make this tune?   Thank you. It was a very honest, vulnerable process of speaking everything that was in my head out loud, while robin wrote down what I was saying - that’s pretty much how the song came to be. I’m very proud of it it feels like my baby.      What do you want to tell with your music, and what themes are you exploring with your music?   Vulnerability, honesty and imperfection. I want to tell the truth.   What do you have in store for us next? Working on anything exciting to come?   Yes!! An album! And lots more singles, I couldn’t be more excited.    How was it working with top producer Robin Hannibal and what did you learn from the experience?   I learn a lot from Robin every day.  He has taught me a lot about empowering myself, having confidence in my own abilities and structure around songwriting. He’s definitely the best mentor I have ever had and I feel grateful to have met him.      What is your story and how does it reflect in your work?   My story is one of change and discovery. I feel like I’m constantly learning new things and now that I’m more accepting of myself and confident in being myself it shows in my work - it’s very direct.     What does music mean to you and what made you start making music in the first place?   Music has saved my life so many times, it’s my way of processing and growing. Music is my home. London based artist Delilah Montagu today releases her empowering brand new single Loud, out now on Columbia Records.      Loud was written in Los Angeles alongside Delilah’s new confidant and acclaimed producer Robin Hannibal (Rhye, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak) just as the global pandemic we now all find ourselves a part of, was about to hit. It was here and in this moment where Delilah learned how to express herself, shifting from constant uncertainty and loss of self, to truly owning her story for the first time.   LISTEN TO LOUD HERE     Who are you and what is your profession?   My name is Delilah and I’m a singer songwriter.     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?    It’s already affected the music industry hugely, especially the live aspect of it!  But on a positive note, I definitely spent a lot of time over lockdown re listening to music that I haven’t listened to in years and discovering new artists.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I spent it in the countryside with my mum and girlfriend, and I almost wrote a whole album!  I loved being able to write and create music from home - working with robin (Hannibal) via FaceTime wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be! It was a very creative time for me.     Tell us something about yourself that is not on your resume.   I’m an awful baker but still attempt to bake weekly      We love your new single “Version of Me”, can you tell us more about it. What inspired you to make this tune?   Thank you. It was a very honest, vulnerable process of speaking everything that was in my head out loud, while robin wrote down what I was saying - that’s pretty much how the song came to be. I’m very proud of it it feels like my baby.      What do you want to tell with your music, and what themes are you exploring with your music?   Vulnerability, honesty and imperfection. I want to tell the truth.   What do you have in store for us next? Working on anything exciting to come?   Yes!! An album! And lots more singles, I couldn’t be more excited.    How was it working with top producer Robin Hannibal and what did you learn from the experience?   I learn a lot from Robin every day.  He has taught me a lot about empowering myself, having confidence in my own abilities and structure around songwriting. He’s definitely the best mentor I have ever had and I feel grateful to have met him.      What is your story and how does it reflect in your work?   My story is one of change and discovery. I feel like I’m constantly learning new things and now that I’m more accepting of myself and confident in being myself it shows in my work - it’s very direct.     What does music mean to you and what made you start making music in the first place?   Music has saved my life so many times, it’s my way of processing and growing. Music is my home.

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