Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Jeremih - Fuck You All The Time (Shlohmo Remix)

Sex on a stick video "Fuck You All The Time" by Jeremih is remixed by LA's Shlohmo debuts on World Star Hip Hop as a WSHH Exclusive Premiere. Directed by Austin Peters & SuS Boy, Jeremih puts Pretty Ricky's "5 in the morning" to shame. 

The sex phone-line themed video presents seductive throwback visuals accompanied by Shlohmo's chill-step sounds. Dialing in at almost 3 million views, getting audiences hot and bothered. Listen & Watch below.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Derek Rhodes x Reid Stefan x Juicy J = #AlleyOop

Trap wouldn’t be without producer Derek Rhodes in his collaboration with LA's Reid Stefan and none other than Juicy J in new hot track “#AlleyOop”. 

This crazy club banger is intended for wild audiences only, material may be unsuitable for who are not ready to turn up. 

With a rapid throttle bass and intoxicating sound sample, make open space for that workout playlist. If you’re not getting crazy in the club scene, then wild-n-out at the gym, “#AlleyOop” will make you go to 0-100 instantly. Listen below.

Portecho - 9PM (Paradisko Remix)

The Turkish outfit, PARADISKO has kept things hush-hush, until now! TODAY, September 16th they release their new remix of Portecho’s “9 PM” on Santima Records will be available for streamlining and in all digital stores.  

With several remixes in the works, Paradisko has more disco magic in store for their listeners. For their personal beloved friend and coolest disco outfit, Shindu, the boys remix his upcoming EP due September 23rd on Silhouette Music. 

PLUS, get ready for 50 shades of cool with new EP collaboration with yet another dear friend & label mate FiNAL DJs. Roll out the red carpet, brace yourself for some stellar  
spacey disco/house tunes with various talented acts. 
The EP is scheduled to be released out in mid-november. Stay tuned for more details. Listen below.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Demrick Ft. Kidd Upstairs - Tone It Down

Formally known as Young De, new moniker Demrick returns with new installment of his #JointOfTheWeek series with HipHopDX. Two of the baddest in the game, Demrick and Kidd Upstairs collaborate in the trippy-flow track “Tone It Down”. 

Supplementing that signature much-needed kush sound, partner Cali Cleve and Matty Slims lend out a helping hand in the production under the pseudonym of BOATS. Anticipating his upcoming indie album ‘Losing Focus’ out November 4th, Demrick riles up and appeases the crowds with his celebrated banger.Listen below.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Buraka Som Sistema - Vuvuzela (Carnaval)

Somewhere around Lisbon…

Lies Portugal’s wildest band of misfits, Buraka Som Sistema. Buraka represents a five member crew on a journey of self-discovery through music and determined to give the world a front row seat to experience a new global club lifestyle. 

Among other things ‘Buraka’ is about dance music and culture, which runs rampant in their new music video for “Vuvuzela (Carnaval)”. Directed by João Pedro Moreira, the video provides a glimpse into the urban lifestyle of Lisbon accompanied by an energetic customary style of dance by masked individuals.

 The dancing can be interpreted as a repackaged version of hip-hop, mixed with krumping and tectonic. However, it certainly presents a unique style all on its own. 

Unicorn Kid - Boys Of Paradise (Official Video)

At the top of the food chain is the UK’s very own acid-trip musical trailblazer, UNICORN KID. Vivid kaleidoscopic imagery and video-game pop sounds take hold in the extremely euphoric official music video for “Boys Of Paradise”. 

His departure from conventional structures, eliminates any cliche undertones and Unicorn kid carves his rave-driven EDM path for the new generation to follow. 

 Palm trees, telephonic tunes, and neon videography, paradise is in for a rude wakening with Unicorn’s spiffy new number. Get up, get happy with Unicorn Kid’s “Boys of Paradise”. Watch below. 

I'm From Finland - LDR

 Presenting DTW (Darker Than Wax), a label symbolizing a movement of ideas and diversity, celebrating it to its truest form. In hopes of further spreading the message on a global forefront, the Singapore & beyond outfit showcases a special compilation. Founded by Funk Bast*rd and Kaye (Cosa Nostra), while sticking to their guns the label highly embraces versatility, continuously evolving. 

Introducing their entire roster, which has increased tremendously, they’ve recruited artists including I'm From Finland, Moods, Sh?m, KA-YU, Jasper Staal and Kerem Akdag. 

The entire collection is intended to inspire and move listeners. Listen below.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Interactive Art Programming Complete with Gallery and Street Art Projects

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Las Vegas, NV (September 12, 2014) – Life is Beautiful Festival unveils another pillar for its 2014 culture festival taking place Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26. The art program is designed to create a live urban gallery that is seamlessly integrated into the festival footprint by employing several mediums of visual art from large-scale murals and instalments to interactive art centers and immersive galleries.

“The art program is as integral to the overall festival experience as any other aspect at Life is Beautiful,” said festival founder Rehan Choudhry, “ Our goal is to change individual’s everyday relationship with art by inspiring creativity and challenging perspectives, especially amongst those who normally wouldn’t consider themselves art enthusiasts.”

The festival’s art program is comprised of two separate initiatives, each bringing artists out of their traditional studios and galleries and into the streets of Downtown Las Vegas. The art program will be expanding in 2014 to also take over the Western Hotel to create a completely captivating space that will utilize all of the senses to offer a unique and engaging experience for festival goers.

Street Art

Evident by last year’s successful program and the many murals that still exist on the streets of downtown today, the urban surroundings of the Life is Beautiful Festival provide a perfect backdrop for the eclectic and semi-permanent street art program featuring some of the biggest names in the international street art scene. Curated by Charlotte Dutoit (Justkids), the street art program will transform the festival landscape into a magical art-inspired playground to give people a playful and unexpected escape into art.

Contributing artists include:

Borondo (Spain) - Borondo is a rising Spanish urban artist, currently living in London, heralded for his classical painting techniques. Since his formal studies, Borondo has painted large-scale street art in the USA, Brazil, Turkey and across Europe. He quickly became London’s most talked about artist.

CYRCLE. (U.S) - This collective of street artists, graphic designers and traditional fine artists  from Los Angeles has been developing their own language for the past few years. In that brief time, CYRCLE. has made a massive impact on the street and gallery scene, quickly gaining the respect of the international art community. Their aesthetic combines Classic Romanticism with alchemic symbolism, introducing it to the contemporary world through street campaigns, gallery work, and collaborations.

D*Face (UK) – After participating in the 2013 festival, D*Face is involved once again in this year’s street art program.  Considered one of most prolific contemporary urban artists of his generation, he has been a leading figure in urban art for well over a decade. A  contemporary  of  Banksy,  he  was  at  the  forefront  of  the  urban  art  movement, and  has  had  a  constant  presence  throughout  its  meteoric  rise  into  popular culture.

Misaki Kawai (Japan) - Japanese Brooklyn bases artist, works with painting, drawing, sculpture, installations and books. Her works are filled with colorful characters, who appear to come from the dream world of film, music and comics. Strongly influenced by today’s consumer society – of which she herself is a part – Kawai fuses East with West, humour with seriousness and dreams with reality. In 2014 she was oart of the show “This is not a toy” co-curated by Pharrel Williams along Takashi Murakami and Kaws.

Li – Hill (Canada) - He incorporates found objects and unconventional materials to structure complex multi-layered pieces that are as aesthetic as they are thought provoking. He has had works shown in such national institutions as the National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Fintan Magee (Australia) - Moving away from the traditional graffiti in recent years, the Australian artist has started to explore new ideas and imagery within his painting. In the last three years he has created  some  of  the  largest  and  most  interesting  street  pieces around the world.

Maser (Ireland) - Maser first started painting graffiti in Ireland in 1995 and quickly gained a reputation as one of the most innovative artists working in the field. Alongside  his  paintings  in  the public  realm,  Maser  also  produces  works  on  canvas,  video  and 3D  installations.

ROA (Belgium) - Renowned for his unique portrayal of large scale urban wildlife, disquietly cohabiting city streets, hand painted in his distinctive black and white style. ROA has become famous from painting animals on derelict buildings, shutters & walls literally all over the world. He has also exhibited to much acclaim internationally and was also included in the MOCA exhibition 'Art In The Streets' in LA.

Edoardo Tresoldi (Italy) - Scenographer and sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi, creates amazing hand-made sculpture from metallic wire mesh, transforming a mundane industrial material into delicately crafted three-dimensional figures. His participation for the Life Is Beautiful Festival will be the first appearance of Edoardo Tresoldi’s work in the United States

In addition to the street art, a first-class gallery art program curated by Patrick Duffy, President of the Las Vegas Art Museum, past executive board member for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and Chairman of the UNLV Fine Art Galleries will also be presented at the festival. His program is set to take over the Western Hotel and will center on the visual manifestations of a selection of universal concepts and ideas including love, equality and family. Each transformed space will immerse attendees in the artist’s world through utilizing a multitude of senses beyond just the visual component. Duffy’s curation will include installments and collaborations from artists including: Audrey BarcioCamilla QuinnEric TillinghastGina QuarantoJerry M Misko IIJesse Smigel, Jevijoe VitugJK Russ and Trifecta Gallery. Together with works by students from the Las Vegas AcademyLinda AlterwitzMatthew Couper,Miguel RodriquezVAST Space Projects,  Zak Ostrowski. and Aaron Sheppard.

In addition to both the local and international artists that will be participating in the 2014 art program, Life is Beautiful is proud to help facilitate collaborations between artists to create one of a kind works for the festival including an original mural design from Tim Bavington, best known for his brightly colored sculpture outside The Smith Center of Performing Arts and Sush Machida, contemporary Japanese artist whose work can be seen throughout Las Vegas.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity that Life is Beautiful can help bring together artists from a multitude of different backgrounds ranging from students at the Las Vegas Academy to some of the most recognized names in the country,” said Duffy, “It’s our hope that through these works and collaborations we can leave our attendees slightly changed from the experience and to impress upon them that Life really is beautiful.”

Tickets for the 2014 Life is Beautiful Festival are on sale now

2014 Sponsors & Partners
Sponsors and Partners of Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, World Education University, Dos Equis,, the D Las Vegas, Ketel One Vodka, Pandora, Las Vegas Events, City of Las Vegas, The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Silicon Valley Bank, CBS Radio, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Hendrick’s Gin, Jim Beam, Bacardi, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Alex and Ani, Sub-Zero and Wolf and Westar Kitchen and Bath, US Foods, and online content partner POPSUGAR.