Tag Archives: Music

#Music Monday: Fruits of Their Labor

18 Aug

Coincidently, a few of my favorite songs right now have something to do with fruit in the title. So for this Music Monday, I’m bringing you a fruit salad featuring BRANX, The Polish Ambassador and SOPHIE. All very different sounds:

1) There’s BRANX, who gets me funk stepping all around my living room.
2) Then we have The Polish Ambassador – he’s always there to put a smile on my face with his delicate beats.
3) Finally, SOPHIE’s ‘Lemonade,’ bass shakes my bones and interludes of some sort of Sailor Moon-esque sample makes me giggle. Very experimental, but worth the full listen.

Enjoy!

And for something a little different…

Model Ashley Smith and Nylo Bring Music and Fashion Together Again with RVCA for Fall 2014

12 Aug

RVCA Womens | Fall 2014 from RVCA on Vimeo.

RVCA debuts the Women’s Fall 2014 Campaign featuring RVCA Advocate Ashley Smith in yet another beautiful video lookbook featuring music by Nylo. Texas born model Smith has partnered with the lifestyle brand to deliver a series of signature capsule collections in select retailers worldwide.

Interestingly, Founder and President, PM Tenore’s intention from the very beginning has been to create a platform for RVCA, which combines art, music, fashion and a modern lifestyle in an original way. At the forefront of this vision has been RVCA’s Artist Network Program (ANP)-a venture established to showcase the talents of accomplished as well as unknown artists who inspire our generation and push the boundaries of creative excellence.

Shop the collection featured in the film at: https://www.rvca.com/b/post/rvca-womens-fall-2014-lookbook. And, stay connected with RVCA via Instagram at @RVCA_WOMENS

#Music Monday: Goldroom “Til Sunrise”

11 Aug

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Two weeks ago Goldroom announced “Til Sunrise,” his first new original release since dropping “Embrace” in September of 2013. Featuring vocal contributions from Mammals, Goldroom finally reveals the track today after making the vocal stems from the track available for download to give fans the opportunity to “Premix” the song.

FYI – You might see different spellings of the song: “Til Sunrise” and “Till Sunrise.” Let’s take a quick spelling lesson, shall we? “Till” is like a cash register and “til” is short for the word until. However, when it comes to music… eh, we’ll let it slide 😉

Let me tell you… the track is spectacular! The soundcloud tags are spot on with #dreamwave, #chillwave and #daytimedisco and #chillwave. The whispery vocals and tropical sounds let you drift away to paradise.

One of my absolute favorite synth pop guys, Goldroom recently wrapped up the Verano tour, which featured a rebuilt live band with shows in LA, NYC and SF. AXS Music and Buzzbands LA had great things to say about the new live shows, with Vibe calling Goldroom a “mastermind producer” and writing that his music “feels like cruising down the 101 with the top down and zero cares in the world.”

Give it a listen! Thoughts?

Giveaway: SOL REPUBLIC Relays

15 May

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Hey Readers! I’m teaming up with SOL REPUBLIC and giving away a free pair of Relays – color of your choice. Just comment below with your favorite song and your Twitter handle if you have one. I’ll pick the lucky winner at random next Wednesday, May, 21, 2014. Ready, Set, GO!

PRODUCT REVIEW

They’ve got great clarity and a nice bass for those workouts or traveling. And the shape of the ear pieces are like little buttons that fit right against your ear so they won’t fall out.

I’m also a big fan of using them in the office. If you have to grab something out of your drawer or bag while on a conference call, they won’t awkwardly fall out! Not sure if that happens to you, but it happens to me all. the. time.

You can find SOL REPUBLIC online here:

Good luck, readers!

Music Festival Must Haves: Top 10 Things to Pack

7 Apr

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Many of you readers and PR folks have asked about whether or not I’d do a round-up on music festival must-haves. Well, the answer is yes! And so you know, these “must-haves” are all from off the top of my head – no PR pitches influenced this post. However, if you have any suggestions, let me know in the comments or by shooting me an email. There are more reviews to come around festival gear 🙂

Gym Gear: My #1 pick. This isn’t for working out at the local Palm Springs gym on your “down time” — it’s for jumping around at night when it’s a bit colder and you want to rock out without your dress flying up. Think about it, Coachella is a work out! And when the sun goes down, no one cares about your latest head-to-toe look. So, why not be comfortable and really enjoy yourself. Check out Nike for awesome printed leggings.

Ear Plugs: Use them during those heavy bass shows without blocking out all the noise.My favs are the Surefire EP4 Sonic Defender Ear Protection – your ears will thank you later.

Hair Powder: This is a top must-have for any and all festivals. Whether you are camping or in a hotel, you’ll need hair powder to freshen up your coif. I literally went four days without washing my hair and it still looked amaze – true story!

Sunglasses: I love fashionable sunglasses, but I hate losing expensive pairs. Check out Forever 21 for sunglasses that won’t break the bank.

Lotion with SPF: Stay tan without turning red by lathering up with SPF: once in the morning and afternoon.

Vaseline: It gets very dry in the summer and skin cracks, especially when you are baking in the desert sun. Make sure you are ready to face the heat with some jelly.

White Sharpie: Express yourself with face paint and tribal art. This pen is safe for skin and water and fade resistant. Get inspired on Pinterest here.

Mirror: Personally, I love to camp at festivals. However, I still love to get glammed up! Take a small stand-up mirror, so you can prop it up at camp before emerging from your tent as a beautiful butterfly 😉

Water Bottle: Have your water bottle in hand, in purse or tied onto your backpack at all times. You’ll want to stay hydrated 100% of the time. Love the Camelbak Groove – I use it every day.

Baby Wipes: OK, this is really only for the campers. At Coachella especially, there are VERY long shower lines and sometimes you just need to make sacrifices… Use a baby wipe, some water from your water bottle and you’re good to go.

#MusicMonday: East Bay Hustle by ScottyLib

7 Apr

For the past few years, my dear friend Scotty Liberatore has been bangin away on his MPC, pulling together old school sounds with East Coast beats. Now, I’m so proud to be able to feature his latest creation here on my blog today: East Bay Hustle.

Take a listen! He describes it as, “Maybe not the best beat for lyrics but the guitar is dirty. The sample is from an Ohio Players vinyl I bought for 50 cents at a flea market in Oakland.” He doesn’t need to be that modest – the track is easy on the ears 😉

Follow Scotty’s music and photography on Twitter here: @ScottyLib

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Power of Music In Numbers

2 Apr

INFOGRAPHIC: The Power of Music In Numbers