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The 1st annual HOPE GIVERS Mental Wellness & Music Festival sponsored by Wild Leap is headed to the Sweetland Amphitheatre in Georgia on May 11, 2019. The anticipated event is a celebration of music, inspiration, hope, and education with Tamlin serving as this year’s host.
Headliners include Judah & the Lion, Drew Holcomb, the Neighbors, The War and Treaty and so many more. The one-of-kind festival is set to bring speakers from all across the country, ready to share incredible testimonies and TED talks.
Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to participate in Mental Wellness Workshops available throughout the day on the Great Lawn including: Yoga & Mindfulness, local/regional resources Meet & Greet world-renowned speakers!
Gates open at noon for food trucks, artist vendors, interactive art installations, local & regional live music, fun, and all the hugs, hope and inspiration to last you 364 days until next year’s Hope Givers Fest!
The HOPE GIVERS mental wellness + music festival is an annual fundraiser for the Georgia-based 501(c)3 IAMHOLDENON. 100% of proceeds from the festival support creating content, curriculum, and camps that promote positive mental wellness and suicide prevention.
Every ticket for this show includes a CD copy of Judah And The Lion’s forthcoming album. To purchase tickets click here.
Turnstile makes strong debut on Billboard charts
Turnstile released their widely-anticipated new album, “Glow On” last week and has received high praise. The body of work debuted at #30 on the Billboard 200 chart and #8 in Current Album Sales on Alternative Albums chart with 5.1 million streams across streaming services worldwide.
Recorded with producer Mike Elizondo and co-produced by Turnstile vocalist Brendan Yates, Glow On finds the band once again charting new ground for hardcore, expanding stylistic boundaries, and celebrating new possibilities. The album boasts 15 tracks devoid of borders, boundaries, or entry obstacles, only abundant imagination, heart, and grooves plucked from all corners of the musical spectrum.
Bringing superhuman energy to the stage, Turnstile is currently out on a run of sold-out headline dates, which continues tomorrow August 28th in Garden Grove, CA, and concludes with a hometown performance on September 16th in Baltimore, MD. Later this fall they are set for a series of festival performances, including Dover, Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival (9/23), Louisville, Kentucky’s Louder Than Life (9/24), Indianola, Iowa’s Knotfest (9/25), and more with a nationwide tour alongside $uicideboy$, Chief Keef, Slowthai and more kicking off on October 1st in Alpharetta, GA at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre. Full Tour dates can be found here.
Take a listen to the full album here.
3. DON’T PLAY
4. UNDERWATER BOI
6. HUMANOID / SHAKE IT UP
8. FLY AGAIN
9. ALIEN LOVE CALL (FEAT. BLOOD ORANGE)
10. WILD WRLD
12. NEW HEART DESIGN
13. T.L.C. (TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION)
14. NO SURPRISE
15. LONELY DEZIRES (FEAT. BLOOD ORANGE)
Artist Mndsgn Announces new Mini-Series Ringoo In Colour
On the heels of Mndsgn’s latest album Rare Pleasure, he returns to announce a new mini-series and release its first episode. Ringgo in Colour aims to show a different side of the artist and unpack his various influences, as the first episode dives into his love of illustration, the artist himself creating all the artwork for the album cover and singles. Shot and directed by Ross Harris.
Speaking on his aim with the series, Mndsgn says, “the world isn’t so black & white, rather a vast spectrum of hues. This is just Ringgo in colour.”
Director Ross Harris adds, “I feel like Ringgo approaches his art whether it be music or drawing or paint from a place of playful curiosity but always ends up someplace deep and truly resonant. I aspire to the same process.”
Ringgo in Colour also includes appearances from Devin Morrison, who is in Ringgo’s live band and sings on the record, and arrives after the aforementioned Rare Pleasure was released earlier this month via Stones Throw Records. Mndsgn’s third album on the label, the record, which SPIN called “a monument to life’s basic delights,” truly shows the artist’s evolution from his roots as a heralded beatmaker to vocalist, songwriter, and arranger.
Though he began writing for the album in 2018, the final recordings took just a week in studio with the help of trusted collaborators: Swarvy on bass, guitar and as Musical Director for the sessions, Stones Throw label mate Kiefer Shackelford on keys, drum work by Will Logan, the blessed percussion of Carlos Niño, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on strings, and accompanying vocals from Fousheé and Anna Wise.
The follow-up to 2016’s Body Wash, Rare Pleasure includes the previously-released singles “Medium Rare,” “Slowdance” and “Hope You’re Doin’ Better” and follows his virtual release show and his two sold-out shows at The Lodge Room in LA earlier this month. Inspired by soundtrack music, samba, exotica and ’70s/’80s library records, the album is intensely intimate, sourcing lyrics from Mndsgn’s family and interpersonal experiences, and reflective of the world at large. Despite the tenderness of the recordings, the music is joyfully vibrant and draws on Mndsgn’s formative experiences as a b-boy, showcasing a range of rhythms that will make you want to groove. Take a listen to Rare Pleasure here.
1. Rare Pleasure I
2. Truth Interlude
3. 3Hands : Divine Hand I
4. Hope You’re Doin’ Better
5. Rare Pleasure II
9. Rare Pleasure III
10. Medium Rare
11. Rare Pleasure IV
12. Colours Of The Sunset
13. Divine Hand II
Watch the first episode of Ringgo in Colour here.
Rema drops Afrobeat track dedicated to women around the globe
For the third week in a row, Rema is set to release “anotha banga.” Dropping on Mavin Records/Jonzing World, “Woman” is a song that expresses his appreciation and admiration for all females.
Recently crowned Apple Music’s Up Next artist – previously awarded to Billie Eilish, Khalid & H.E.R – Afropop’s prince Rema has now released a trio of singles throughout June and July. He kicked things off with “Ginger Me,” a song created in a late-night studio session in London with UK producer The Elements. Quickly followed by trap-influenced track “Alien” which took us on a trippy journey through the mind of a young heartbreaker.
Crediting his parents for introducing him to Fela Kuti & 2Face, Rema draws influences far beyond West Africa with Bollywood, Trap, Afrobeats, and Pop all becoming part of his trademark sound. With co-signs from the likes of Drake, Barack Obama and now Rihanna, Rema is on his way for a global takeover.
Stream “Woman” via Spotify below.
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