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Ariana Grande, Maduk, Elohim and 21 More Artists: New Music Monday!

May 9, 2016


ariana-grande-into-you-skyelyfeAriana Grande
 is a beautiful, confident young lady with an incredible voice, but I’ve never been too hugely into her music. Well, her latest song “Into You” is every bit cut out for a hit.

The track starts out super slow and sexy and then dives into a dance party. With the sunniest season right around the corner, this song has “hot summer romance” written all over it!

Grande is just one of 24 artists featured in this week’s New Music Monday playlist, which also includes melodic drum and bass by Maduk and a new track by Elohim, who I had the pleasure of seeing perform live over the weekend (more on that later this week, but she is amazing).

Tensnake, George Maple, Monogem, Salt Ashes, Fitz and the Tantrums, AlunaGeorge and Astrid S are also among the artists on the list. See below to give yourself a listen!

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DJ Snake, DJ Khaled, GEMS, White Sea & More: New Music Monday!

October 19, 2015

DJ-Snake-Middle-ft.-Bipolar-Sunshine-skyelyfeWoohoo! I’m seriously loving this week’s fun mix of New Music Monday tracks!

If I feel like kicking things up a notch, I’ve got DJ Snake‘s “Middle,” featuring Bipolar Sunshine. I also have Bit Funk‘s “Off the Ground,” Jacob Plant‘s “Reflections,” and Maduk and Logistics‘ “Solarize.”

If I feel like mellowing out, there’s “w/o u” by GEMS, “Never a Woman,” by White Sea, Monogem‘s “Gone,” Kill J‘s “You’re Good But I’m Better,” RAC‘s mix of On and On‘s “Drifting,” Dinka‘s “Breathe” and Leisure’s “All Over You.”

And I’ll never turn down a good hip-hop track. This week, we’ve got DJ Khaled‘s “Gold Slugs,” featuring Chris Brown and August Alsina – and Goodbye Tomorrow‘s “Noone or Nothing”

Click on the playlist below for 19 fresh tracks, also including , Minnesota, Andrew Ripp and Chairlift:

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Passion Pit, Gucci Mane, Kygo & 17 More Artists: New Music Monday, 2.23.15

February 23, 2015

passionpitExhausted from Oscar weekend? Luckily, I have plenty of new tunes to help you relax on this post-party Monday!

For the hip-hop lover, Gucci Mane just put out his Brick Factory 3 album and Chris Brown and Tyga released “Bitches N Marijuana” off their brand new collaborative effort, Fan of a Fan the Album

And move over, Taylor Swift! Passion Pit is also giving a little shoutout to one heck of a decade with new song “Lifted Up (1985).”

Continuing in the theme of chill music, one of my longtime favorites, Late Night Alumni, released “This This This,” keeping true to their signature dreamy sound. Kygo also came out with “ID,” Monogem finally released their self-titled EP (I’m digging “The Glow”), Allies for Everyone released “Bunker,” Lord Huron released folky “Fool for Love” and much more!

From SomeKindaWonderful to Mr. FijiWiji and AVAN LAVA, check out the playlist below of 20 new tracks!

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Pride, Not Prejudice! : WeHo’s Biggest Weekend

July 24, 2014
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Sunday’s Pride parade … view from my apartment

Most of the people I know spend 362 days of the year counting down to Coachella, but for me, LA Pride is my favorite weekend. This June was my fifth year taking part in the festivities, which celebrate equality, and I can honestly say, each year that goes by, the more people you know and the more fun it becomes.

A big group of friends and I kicked off the merriment at the festival on Friday night at West Hollywood Park, where I caught an unexpected performance by Monogem, a new act I have liked since they kicked off their career. Then on Saturday, I indulged in a hearty, mimosa-filled brunch with a friend at Marco‘s in West Hollywood, before making my way back to the festival with the same group of friends as the night prior. We had VIP wristbands, so aside from getting into the festival, we also got to take advantage of the roller rink, which is never a good call for me, a pure klutz. In between skating around, we caught a lively performance by Azealia Banks and then I did some wandering around by myself. The crowd inside the actual festival comes from all over the place, so it’s definitely not a group I am necessarily used to seeing during a typical night out in West Hollywood. But it was fun just roaming around and meeting random people and stopping at various booths. I ended up charging my phone at the Frontiers magazine booth, so I spent most of my time over there.

If I had to pick one out of the three days of Pride, I’d say Sunday was the most fun. The same group of people and I started off the afternoon with a little day party at two of our friends’ apartment and then went from bar to bar. Pump, which is Lisa Vanderpump‘s newest venue, has been a regular hangout for me since its recent opening, and the final day of pride was no exception. My friends and I saw the chic and demure lounge turn into a loud, bottle-poppin’ party spot. There were so many people at Pump, and the private little room in the very back was wild, with girls dancing around topless and who knows what else! Despite some tension on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, former cast mate Carlton Gebbia made a little cameo at her former costar’s hot spot. We chatted her up for a bit, and I must say she was delightful.

The night concluded at The Abbey, an obvious staple in Weho and for the weekend. It was there that I saw a ton of familiar faces. Music was blaring until the wee hours of the morning and we stayed until pretty much closing. It was really hard to see another Pride weekend come to an end.

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