AMERICAN BEAUTY: KELELA

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Let’s see, this beauty Kelela Mizanekristos is a singer based in Los Angeles; Her heritage is Ethiopian, and as a teenager she was voted Most Likely to Be a Pop Star, Alternative R&B vocalist and songwriter. Kelela was born in Washington D.C., grew up in suburban Maryland and didn’t have aspirations as a singer until she started studying jazz. She moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and Kelela’s mixtape CUT 4 ME was released on October 1st, 2013. Her sound consist of R&B, Electronic, Experimental, and Trip-hop! In April, Paper Mag listed Kelela as one of the Most Beautiful people Class of 2015,

This music video “A Message” will be intriguing for all Anime lovers at the end. Kelela’s video is totally mesmerizing. It focuses hard on Kelela’s face, as she cuts off her waist-length dreads and turns into an anime hallucination.“A Message” speaks to the misery that Kelela was experiencing at the time. The song represents the “rejection and amputation” period of a relationship, in which the entire EP represents the turbulent lifespan of a relationship.

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What’s Next for Kelela

Kelela is an artist who explores different elements of genres and Loves hard. Her upcoming EP should be different from her mixtape which definitely revealed post-heartache and post-breakup songs, songs that were surrounding a relationship, and then a few songs that point to the actual cusp of change. To fall in and out of Love and start all over again.

Kelela is currently touring and performing at festivals overseas in Europe and  in France. She is still working on her first EP debut, which was supposed to drop early May but it was delayed until further notice. She only wants to release the best and really felt bad about the delay of it to her fans that she apologized via twitter. Kelela has a gang of other songs she has recorded, especially this one with recording artist Tink Kelela x Tink “Want it” .

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NEW ARTIST ALERT: ALESSIA CARA

Alessia is Influenced by Amy Winehouse and would love to collaborate with Drake one day. Along with fellow Canadian Drake, 18 year old, Alessia Cara in from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Newcomer to the scene, she has already 500,000 streams in her first week debut breakout song “Here”. Before she was discovered in the music industry, Cara covered songs such as  “Sweater Weather” by The Neighbourhood“Halo” by Beyonce and many more.

This new tune is definitely an #Antipartytrack. This goes out to all the people who don’t enjoy going to overcrowded parties where there is alot of BS going on vs. being a chill spot with a small group of close friends laying low. Alessia catches herself asking, why is she even there?  It’s not her usual scene.

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      What’s Next for Alessia Cara 

Cara stated in a recent interview her inspiration behind the song “Here” was that, “This one time I went to a party and while there, I realized how much I hated it, along with every other party I had ever gone to. We wrote about it the next day.” – Fader magazine. Alessia recently attended and performed at the Def Jam 2015 Upfronts showcase in New York City.

She is signed to Def Jam records and currently in the process of finishing up her upcoming project. AC is a new breakthrough artist, with a sound that is anthemic alt-pop, flipping from skateboard indie-rock to hip-hop swagger. More hits are coming soon as she works with top hit producers Sebastian Kole and Pop and Oak. Until then her fanbase is growing, be apart of that my friends, follow her below on her social media pages and Stay tuned for more ✌ 👋

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Flume – Some Minds ft. Andrew Wyatt

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Flume is back.

Well technically he has always been here, busy throwin around a bunch of flawless remixes of his favorite artists songs. Like his most recent remix of Sam Smiths song Lay Me Down which was absolutely beautiful. But he is back nonetheless and this time with an original release, a collaboration Andrew Wyatt. This track redefines Flumes music, himself saying this piece with Andrew was “the most natural collabs he’s worked on” and that he opened up to a new way of working.

This track has been giving mixed emotions to fans of Flume music, its intro so serene with a simple drum beat and harmonious synths. Andrew singing gracefully into a long buildup that leads to pure ecstasy and a mind boggling drop! That turns your body into noodles apparently. A definite teaser for whats to come for his future work. Along with the release is a mind blowing music video. Setting takes place inside Syndeys Opera House while it was empty, an excellent opportunity, where you can see the beautiful architectural design of the theater. Such flawless in design Harley did not want to disturb it as he floats across its floors, embracing the palace of music. Then you suddenly realize that the artist himself is a liquid being of inter-dimensional space as he contorts his body in dance along with his music. Amazing video production by Clemens Habicht to say the least. So without further ado, Check out the official video for Some Minds with Andrew Wyatt below.

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Fresh & New: Henrik3000

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Henrik3000 is an artist you definitely need to get your ears on. One of those amazing artist hiddin in the shuffle of everyday music to be hand picked by your friend and shared with you, as most great music and artists are shared and heard. This producer is a German born, self taught music junkie, that makes some dope, super trippy and really wavy hip hop beats. We recently got introduced to the man from a friend and fellow music lover. One thing lead to another and we got to have a chat with Henrik about himself and his music.


Well how was your weekend first of all?
Mostly awesome, celebrated my birthday pretty hard with my brothers from other mothers.

You are from Germany correct?
Yes, you can see it in my strange english sometimes, coming from The north of Germany actually. Directly on the border to Denmark.

Off the bat, Henrik is a pretty chill dude. Clearly loves celebrating his special events the way any producer living the lifestyle of music can. Being a music junkie myself, as Henrik is, I had to find out how he parties and where goes for some musical recreation.

Are there any good clubs around there, how is the music scene around Denmark?
In my town the nightlife is Pretty wack. But in an Hour or two you can reach some pretty nice locations in other citys. I actually… Never really heard anything dope from Denmark. But in Germany it’s Pretty dope man.

At what point in your life did you decide to start making music?
I always loved Music and First I was very into The music that my father heard. Mostly 60’s and 70’s glam rock and Rock in general like T Rex, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and so on. Still loving and listening a lot to music like this. I started playing the Guitar when I was around 16, then I got my first Apple Computer from my father. It was his old g4 power Macintosh and there was Garage Band on it. So I started Playing around with it, done stupid, random shit like electro and rap beats with standard settings and no actual idea about arrangements or anything that has to do with music production in general. When I turned 18 I bought my first macbook and got Logic Pro and started to play around the same shitty way as with Garage Band until I got a bit more into hip Hop and especially Underground, instrumental hip hop from Germany that some of my Friends showed me. Suff daddy, Hulk Hodn or Dexter which are still my biggest Inspirations honestly. Never heard of Dilla or Madlib until this time and just barely listened to hip hop from the 90’s. Have to say that I was really into West Coast when I was around 12. But yeah, basically when I was 20 I started spending most of my time on Logic and working with samples and figure out how an instrumental could sound fresh and so I do today, still in progress.

You’ve come along way man, some good history. So what do you have goin on for future projects? Any ep’s, album’s, or just dropping beats left n right?
Well I’m part of The recently founded Label “wegrowwax” and we release compilations and other stuff… I just decide to release beats on SoundCloud whenever I want to at the time. Got some more going on with Rhymster But thats about it.

WeGrowWax has everything to do about music and nothing to do about marijuana. Do not lie, it passed your mind. It is a collective label of dozens of artists including Henrik3000. Their website is filled with inspiring quotes, witty puns and of course their artists music and mixtapes. They are built around this idea of love, passion and organic music connected with nature, skillfully crafted by the individual artist in their own personal ways. A very pure mindset that you can hear in their music. Get lost in the sounds and visit the wegrowwax website here.

So Henrik is making some moves. He is getting busy. He has a good foundation there with ‘Wax’ and making music like no other. Talking about making music with Rhymster, who introduced Henrik and us here at Ever, I was curious to know how the two got to know eachother. You know since the two live on opposite sides of the world, Chicago and Germany. A simple play on soundcloud was all it took to get connected with Henriks music. So he is getting some good exposure that can very well lead to a wider audience.

Should Henrik ever decide to visit us here in Chicago he would not have to look far to find some friends of music. Since connecting with Rhymster, he has made quite a few productions for him. Most recently “Ill Be…”, a smooth beat over a nice progression of piano and guitar duo and wavy breakdowns. Henrik has also had the opportunity to collab with SamIAm the MC, an underground MC from Chicago that has won rap battles and was a finalist on MTV’s World Rap Battle, with Rhymster on their track “Ya Playin” 

So whats next for Henrik? Well he seems like a free spirit, taking life and opportunities as they go. Continuing his work with WeGrowWax label, mixtapes, and like he said he will be dropping tracks on his soundcloud whenever he pleases. Kind of like recently when he dropped 4 dope tracks in a nicely packaged ep dubbed “Forgotten & Free”. Something about that name that seems liberating. Take a listen to this instrumental package and follow Henrik3000 as he progresses deeper into the rabbit hole of music. The thing about music is you never stop learning new things, and as he said he continues to learn to things so he is only getting better. Best of all his music is free to download! You cannot lose.

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Stronger – Arty

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Arty is a Russian born DJ and producer. His work has appeared on State of Trance with Armin Van Bureen. Right after he was signed with Anjunabeats (Above and Beyond’s label). This year he has performed in EDC New York and Beyond Wonderland. He will also be at Paradiso and EDC Las Vegas.

Arty puts out another successful song aside from Up All Night. Stronger makes you feel like he let down his guard and gives us an insight of his insecurities in a positive light. How many of us really have those times that we just can’t anymore and we reach out to anyone to feel stronger. Great song for any daily activity. This is not just another feel good song, this is the song you conquer the impossible to.

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The Lion usually signifies strength. Arty wants his listeners to know that as well. He put together a video of the making of his album art, the making of a lion

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Peanut Butter and Jelly – Galantis

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Galantis consist of two members with names like Style of Eye (Linus Eklöw) and Bloodshy ( Christian Karlsson) what kind of music can you expect with a song called Peanut Butter and Jelly? Great sounds, thats what. They created a buzz when they were granted an uncommon opportunity to perform at Coachella. Coachella is a huge music festival that only the best of the best get to perform. A fact about this duo is Boodshy is a song writer and producer. He help reinvent Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, and Madonna.

Peanut Butter and Jelly is a fun upbeat song, doesn’t have to make sense. Does anything make sense anyways? There mascot doesn’t make sense either. They seem to be more then cat lovers. There taste is very majestic, with a cat’s body and a fish face. I don’t think they want us to think much and just let go. Perhaps his trying to help us reinvent ourselves also. Karlsson said “GALANTIS is about challenging, not following”.

MUSIC FESTIVAL FASHION FIX

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Some Music Festival’s like to have a certain theme to match the genre of music that will be played or it can be a regular festival with multiple music genres. Whether going to Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Made in America or the Riot Fest, take a chance on different fashion styles. Think outside the box other than a regular t-shirt and jeans, sandals and gym shoes, mix it up a bit. This current 2015 year, the new fad seems to be a bohemian look or the 90’S trend. Take a look below for a few stylish ensembles that can help inspire an idea for an fashionable 2015 Music Festival look.

Men

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Gentlemen, the task of shopping is always more incomplex then women. Of course no one wants to look like a dork, a douche bag or just plain ole undignified. No matter what look dope to the highest degree. Possibly you may bump into a famous music artist or the woman of your dreams.

(Lumberjack shirts, Jeans, Shirts, Denim, Sweat pants, Shorts, Vest)

Women

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Ladies we want to be comfortable, free to just be cute and somewhat half-naked (laughs) it’s all good because it hot outside and we want to look even hotter.

(Dresses, Cardigans, Rompers, Jeans, Jumpsuits, Shorts, Leggings, Skirts,Tees, Tanks)

Group Theme

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Nothing like friends to the End, Bro’s before….Ladies sticking together through the weather. During music festivals, groups of friends like to come up with the idea of dressing the same way. The theme could be The Nerdy crew, Best Friends Forever, The “Bro” group, The flower power look, and more!

Accessories

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Make sure the look has it’s finishing touches with Jewelry, Sporty Watches, Hats and Headbands. Also carry extra mints,toiletries, deodorant, fragrance, selfie stick, in a cool Backpack that coordinates with the outfit.

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Comfortable shoes

When the music hits, the audience jumps up and down, walking through grass and dirt in inevitable and someone may step on your feet. Wear the most comfortable shoes to keep from hurting your toes or gaining imperfections toward the feet area. Dr. Scholls may be necessary to insert inside the shoe area for comfort. Remember there will be alot of standing and walking around for hours throughout the event.

(Women Boots, Dr. Martens, Converse, Men Sandals, Sneakers,  Women Sandals, Slip on Vans, Gladiator sandals)

Still not sure of what to wear? Try Pinterest for more ideas. Find your favorite local stores in the mall or  shop online to select clothing items that are unique and affordable for the special Festival look! Good luck 😉✌

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6 WAYS TO SURVIVE MUSIC FESTIVALS

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In the words of one of the greatest musicians of all time “Music is my Religion” – Jimi Hendrix.

All over the world people come together to celebrate music in harmony. The tickets may cost an arm and a leg (pricey) but the experience is significant. Along with Fun, Food, Music, Selfies and fashion, Music Festival’s can also have a downside if a game plan is not in effect beforehand. Take a look at these 6 unforgettable tips that can help sustain an fantastic experience!

6. Stay Hydrated

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The Food and drinks are not cheap, bring cash and make sure to have plenty of bottles of water packed. Also bringing a personal insulated water bottle is not a bad idea either, that way refilling your own personal bottle will not be a problem.

5. Porter potties? or Bush?

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After drinking all of that water and eating food, it has to come out sometime during the festival. Where should I go?? Let’s face it the world is filled with people who don’t care vs. germ-a-phobes. The nearest stores also claim they have a no public washroom policy. What to do? Be prepared to use the porter potty or find yourself a bush as my friend Bria Douglas says. A personal roll of toilet paper may be needed as well.

4. Prepare for the weather

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When it rain it pours, the weather man said it would be a nice hot summer day but as always…. he predicted wrong once again. Especially here in Chicago, never underestimate the weather change at the last minute. Be prepared to bring an umbrealla, poncho, light jacket and wear closed toe shoes.

3. Crowd Etiquette

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So the guy that’s standing in front of you just had to lift his heavy girlfriend on his shoulders so she can see David Guetta better for her SnapChat. Excuse me? Can you not right now? If this happens politely tap your comrade and ask if they can please get down or plan B: Try to move to another tight spot or plan C: Kick his ass (your choice)

2. Plan and pack

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Always have a portable phone charger, sun screen, hat and sunglasses and whatever else necessities that is needed while out in the music battlefield.

1. Be safe and Have FUN

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Become open minded it’s a music festival, not an execution. Chill with the homies, best friend or girlfriend/boyfriend. Try to even make new associates. Festivals are sometimes presented with a theme and commonly held outdoors with other attractions such as food and merchandise vending, performance art and social activities. So relax and Enjoy it! For more information on ALL the 2015 festivals click Here  and for all my Chicago peoples click this link Here for all Chicago Festivals.

Even I will be turning up at Lollapalooza on August 1st, Hope to see you all there 😜

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Never Sleep Alone – Kaskade

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Little do people know, Kaskade is a Chicago native. Explains his talent and endless success. He has performed globally from Tomorrowland to Ultra. He was named America’s Top DJ multiple times.

His new song Never Sleep Alone, has been out for less than a month, and has already hit a million plays on Spotify. Seeming by the art work on his single, it looks like he gets his inspiration in the ambiance of nature. You will feel nothing but peace and serenity leading you into those fun summer days. Different from his mix, Summer Time SadnessHe wrote on his page that he does’t want to tell us what this song means. Like in a dream, he wants us to imprint our story into his song.

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A New Era of Golden Features

Golden Features comes out of the silence to present us with long awaited present, some new gold. It has been about a year since we last heard some original Golden Features music, when he released his self titled EP. But at long last, Baxter it got the blood pumpin and the head bobbin. It starts with an eerie intro to back your excitement, unraveling into vocals ringing sweet words into your ears. Finally with the beat of the drum, a final climactic push to deliver that raw golden bass. A dedication to someone significant it holds great meaning to the artist himself, you can hear the passion in the music. A perfect introduction to his upcoming  XXIV EP.

Now XXIV is not here yet, but it is coming, a new wave of Golden Features music. But we got a good taste of it and plenty of Golden to listen to while we wait. Aside from original mixes he has released a couple of remixes to fill our ears. Some tunes to put on repeat, his remix of No Fun by the Presets and the more recent Years of War by Porter Robinson. Done to perfection with his signature deep metallic basslines, a sound so addicting. Lets just hope he gives us another track to preview the new EP. We just cannot get enough!

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