‘Daybreak’ Is Netflix’s Latest Teen Show But With A Funny, Apocalyptic Sort Of Twist [Video]

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

Netflix has been winning with their programming centered around teen life, including hits like 13 Reasons Why and On My Block. The streaming site is continuing the trend with their upcoming show Daybreak, only this time the coming-of-age drama involves some world-ending chaos.

According to Deadline, the dramedy will follow a group of high schoolers after an apocalypse as they navigate the new “strange and treacherous world.” What makes things worse is the nuclear blast had the nerve to occur on Homecoming night. With such situations, Daybreak is part “samurai saga, part endearing coming-of-age story, and part Battle Royale.”

The series stars Matthew Broderick, who plays the principal of a high school overrun with teen tribes, including jocks, gamers and the 4-H Club. Broderick was once a high school icon himself thanks to 1986’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, so he should bring his own brand of teen comedy to the series.

Along with Broderick, Daybreak also features actors Krysta Rodriguez as the biology teacher and Colin Ford as the hero and everyday teenager Josh Wheeler. Sophie Simnett will play Sam Dean, the most admired girl at Glendale High while Austin Crute will play contemplative samurai Wesley Fists. Alyvia Alyn Lind will take on Angelica Green, the highly unstable kid genius, Cody Kearsley will play Turbo Bro Jock, the bloodthirsty head of the jocks, and Jeanté Godlock will be Mona Lisa, Turbo’s badass right-hand lady.

Daybreak is set to hit Netflix on October 24. You can check out the teaser trailer below!


Tune In: Singer-Songwriter Ashlee Drops Steamy Music Video For “Alone With You”

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23-year-old singer-songwriter Ashlee has all eyes on her as her sensual “Alone With You” music video starts to gain traction. Right on time, the visual is all about women finding power in their sexuality.

“My whole purpose for the song came from real place, being the woman and me being the dominant one and in a sensual setting,” Ashlee says of the subtext. “I tried to portray that. I wanted to make the act of sex not just about men. A lot of times it’s just for men, but no it’s for women too.”

She is also really proud to know other young women can relate to her content.

“It’s crazy,” Ashlee says of having two million Youtube views — and counting. “I’m really proud of it. There was no special promotion. It was just me putting out raw material. Everyone who was a part was a friend from the producer to the guy who shot it. People from all over the world are hitting me up daily. Girls are in the comments are saying, ‘Yes.’ They are liberated by it. To be able to share that and make them feel that. It’s a very powerful feeling but not like a power trip, more like it humbles me that I’m able to do what I am able to do. It motivates me to be able to keep doing it and sharing myself with the world and the world appreciates it.”

Tune in just below and let us know what you think of the rising star.

Plus, more DROP DEAD gorgeous photos of Ashlee on the flip.


Paul Van Dyk and Vini Vici team up for “Galaxy”!

Filed by Kelli MichelsonKelli Michelson

What happens when the unique sound-style an electronic music pioneer connects head-on with psy-trance’s reigning demigods? Never short an epic script-flip with which to keep the scene on its toes, Alteza Records unites Paul van Dyk with Vini Vici to unleash ‘Galaxy’.

Production-wise, the Vini Vici boys put ‘Galaxy’ in the launch position, fuelling-up with their own-brand pulsing psy bass and through its hook-ily magnetizing ethnic chants, go for main engine start. Through his interplanetary harmonies, intensely retro-futuristic sub-melodies and outer rim FX, PvD makes final preparations to send it vertical. Countdown complete, its celestial moon-scraping mainline wastes zero time in putting this particular ‘Galaxy’ right back where it belongs! Check out the track below and let us know what you think!


TUJAMO & Lukas Vane present ‘Drop It’!

Filed by Alvera CastaldoAlvera Castaldo

A stunning German-Dutch team-up as TUJAMO and Lukas Vane deliver their ‘Drop It’. It’s an instant classic featuring a reinvented version the same named iconic 90’s single by Scoop. Building energy as the groove evolves, it’s a record that perfectly blends both these artists’ talents for inventive rhythms and melodic drops. Beware the breakdown that’s going to get crowds in a frenzy.

This high-energy single lives up to its name, meshing bass and big room rhythms. ‘Drop It’ is a superb festival anthem, catchy as hell and knows how to win over any crowd. The title already gives it away, it’s a track suitable for every mainstage on any dance festival, already receiving support by some the biggest names in the scene, such as Afrojack, Hardwell, Tiesto, Nicky Romero, Ummet Ozcan and more. You can check it out below!


Throttle Releases Dreamy, Groovy Single “Japan” on Monstercat!

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

Throttle explores the theme home with plenty groove in his new single “Japan,” out now on Monstercat. In his true thoughtful fashion, the Aussie producer blends euphonious vocals with delicate melodies, a st drop and inspiring lyrics to make a track that will both touch your heart and get your feet moving. We have all felt lost and alone in the world at some point in our lives, longing for a familiar place to call home – maybe your childhood house or favorite vacation spot, or loved one’s arms – “Japan” truly expresses this in a sonic capacity with its wistful and yet hopeful notes.

Japan” follows Throttle’s recent single “Dreamer,” which marked his return to Monstercat after six long years, putting him firmly back on the map in a “home” with one electronic music’s most forward-thinking imprints.


Quintino and AFSHeeN say ‘Don’t Lose Love’ with their newest single!

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

Quintino has been playing a lead role this festival season providing us with a series exciting hit singles. As it now seems, these are all part an ambitious debut album, titled ‘Bright Nights’, set for release next month! Now, he brings perhaps the album’s most pop styled record, teaming up with AFSHeeN, featuring Cher Lloyd on the guitar driven ‘Don’t Lose Love’.

Working up anticipation for the release his debut album, Quintino serves a powerful new single here, teaming up with Los Angeles producer/songwriter AFSHeeN for ‘Don’t Lose Love’. Featuring Cher Lloyd on fierce vocal duty, it’s a blazing track that leans heavy on its guitar riffs and twisting electronic effects, a product AFSHeeN’s inventive songwriting that brings back memories raw electro rock. For sure, it rocks hard, while the driving kicks and chorus make sure the dancefloor keeps moving.

The result is a wonderful blend two producers’ sounds, working up something fresh and invigorating, using Lloyd’s vocals for something that’s as energetic as it is unexpected. You can check out the single below!


Protocol Releases Classic Vocal Progressive House Track “Magical” by Timmo Hendriks & Lindequist ft. Robin Vane!

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Dutch producer Timmo Hendriks & Lindequist, hailing from Denmark, teamed up with singer/songwriter Robin Vane for their new single “Magical” on Protocol Recordings, a classic progressive house gem with all the makings radio and festival anthem. Cinematic, uplifting melodies sweep into a bouncy and energetic drop, complemented by a poignant vocal performance from Vane.

This is what makes the track’s inspiring lyrics come alive. Timmo Hendriks & Lindequist made their debut on Protocol in 2018 with “Thinking About You” as part  Protocol’s “Miami 2019” EP, which has already amassed 1.4M streams on Spotify and is about to dethrone “Ziema” as their best-performing release to date. You can check out “Magical” below!


Riot Ten Drops Debut Studio Album “Hype or Die: Nightmares”!

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After teasing the world with “Glocks” with SAYMYNAME just a few weeks ago, Riot Ten has finally dropped his debut full-length studio album “Hype or Die: Nightmares.” The ten-track LP is a bass masterpiece, exploring multiple facades the genre with help from some rap and dance’s hottest names. From the slow and heavy “Hyphy” with YDG to the hip-hop party starter “Freaky” ft. Whokilledkenny to the assaulting, robot-bass bomb “Showdown” with Throwdown ft. AtariiRiot Ten wraps his hands around the listener’s throat and takes them on a wild ride that’s not for the faint heart.

To celebrate the release the album, Riot Ten embarked on his Hype or Die tour in August and will relentlessly hit city after city in North America and Canada, ending with a few stops in Australia through the New Year in 2020Riot Ten’Hype Or Die 2019 Tour also features a crew supporting bass artists including Delta HeavyGG MAGREESharpsStouttyThrowdownVampaWalter Wilde and Yakz on select dates. With a stacked lineup and the debut album released, this is bound to be one the most insane tours in recent history.

Riot Ten‘s upcoming dates:

October 4 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
October 5 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
October 8 – The Pub Station – Billings, MT
October 9 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT
October 10 – Senator Theatre – Chico, CA
October 11 – The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
October 18 – El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM
October 19 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
October 25 – Escape Psycho Circus – San Bernardino, CA
October 26 – Get Freaky – Salt Lake City, UT
October 30 – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO
October 31 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
November 1 – The Wave Outdoor – Wichita, KS
November 2 – Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
November 6 – The Bourbon – Lincoln, NE
November 7 – Blue Moose Tap House – Iowa City, IA
November 8 – Elektricity Nightclub – Pontiac, MI
November 9 – Electric Daisy Carnival – Olando, FL
November 14 – Rec Room – Buffalo, NY
November 15 – SAUCE – Boston, MA
November 16 – Lost Circus – New York, NY
November 20 – Soundcheck – Washington, DC
November 21 – Peabody’s Nightclub – Virginia Beach, VA
November 22 – Europe Night Club – Saint Francisville, MO
November 23 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
November 29 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
November 30 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
December 5 – Gentle Ben’s – Tucson, AZ
December 7 – AURA Nightclub – Tempe, AZ
December 11 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
December 12 – Thompson House – Newport, KY
December 13 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, CA
December 14 – Club Soda – Montreal, CA


Interview: Airi Explains Fruitful Relationship With Rich The Kid

Filed by Rene MayfieldRene Mayfield

New York, NY – Rich Forever Music’s first female artist Airi is a YouTube star turned signed music artist. The self-proclaimed “mocha princess,” quickly gained traction through her hilarious pranks, reaction videos, and singing vlogs, which ultimately caught Rich The Kid‘s attention, earning her a spot on the label.

The Houston native’s musical buzz came about after dropping single U Mad in 2019 under Rich Forever, featuring Rich The Kid. Since then, Airi has gone on to tour with Rich Forever Music on The World Is Yours tour which hit 22 cities across the country.

With her recent single No Permission featuring YK Osiris making waves, Airi and HipHopDX conversed about her journey into the limelight.

HipHopDX: I know from watching you on YouTube that signing is something that you’ve always done, when did you decide to take it seriously as a career?

Airi: It was about a year and a half ago when a former “YouTuber” had made a song and I was singing around the house already and thought… why don’t I just do a remix to it because I love re-writing things and I really love to sing so why not? I just went ahead and put the song out and loved all the reactions I got, I couldn’t believe it…so I said let me try this out for real.

HipHopDX: How have you adjusted from being a YouTube star to actual music artist that people are beginning to know about and love?

Airi: Um it’s been a hard adjustment but it’s been very informative and it’s definitely hard to put out YouTube videos as well as spend time in the studio and it give it all your attention. But it’s definitely been worthwhile.

HipHopDX: How did you team up with Rich in the first place?

Airi: We actually came in contact with each other after he made a post on Instagram that he was looking for a new artist for his label. Coincidentally, I had just dropped that remix I was telling you about and my supporters flooded his social media and told him to listen to me. He DM’d me and I sent him the song, next thing I know he flew me out the following week. We talked for months after that and I showed him more songs mine…we were vibing. Ever since then it’s been history.

HipHopDX: As the first and only lady Rich Forever Music, how are you solidifying your spot?

Airi: I’m mainly trying to perfect my craft and also lead a path for those after me. I’m trying to stay focused and learning new things taking criticism as it comes. I’m communicating more if I need help or not sure about stuff. I’m not stopping at all because its so much to be done and I can learn a lot from those before me. I want to keep pushing to the ultimate goal which is leaving a mark for the young ladies and men coming behind me.

HipHopDX: I was listening to the compilation album Rich Forever 4, and heard the song “Tell Me” that you did with 83 Babies, when can we expect a solo project from you?

Airi: You can definitely expect a solo project soon, I don’t actually have a date for you but I am planning an EP which will have features, but I will tell you more when I have the dates ready. There are definitely more projects in the works before the year is over.

HipHopDX: Speaking more music, you just dropped “No Permission” featuring YK Osiris…tell me about that feature and how it happened.

Airi: My team was playing some unreleased music, and I heard a song and I loved the sound. Rich heard me saying that and was like I want you to do a song with him (YK Osiris). He set up the studio time and we went from there. Rich made it happen.

HipHopDX: Are there any other artists that you want to work with?

Airi: Yes! I’d love to work with Ty Dolla $ign, Summer Walker, Megan The Stallion, Tink, maybe Big Sean. I would love to work with all them.

HipHopDX: I love them all. Do you have any shows coming up or things we should look forward to?

Airi: Just more music! Whenever I have more shows coming up I will be sure to let HipHopDX know.

Rich The Kids joins the conversation.

HipHopDX: Choosing Airi as the first lady Rich Forever, how are you making sure that she equally gets her shine among the other label members?

Rich The Kid: She’s going to shine course. She just dropped her new single, she has video shoots coming, and she was out at fashion week… so I’m making sure that she is doing a lot the same things as everyone else on the label.

HipHopDX: You’ve had a successful Summer from touring with all your artists like Yung Bino, 83 Babies, Airi, and Jay Critch, what’s next in the pipeline for these artists?

Rich The Kid: 83 Babies is dropping their project ‘Big 3,’ Jay Critch working on his album now and it should be out the top next year, Bino project is pretty much done, so we’re coming for next year! I’ll probably drop a project this year too.

HipHopDX: I know all your artists are pretty busy but is there a Rich Forever Music tour in the works soon? 

Rich The Kid: There will definitely be a Rich Forever Music tour, can’t put an exact date on it right now, but soon.

HipHopDX: That’s something to look forward to. Off the success the Rich Forever 4 compilation album, do you plan on having another compilation album like that or would you rather focus on each individual artists right now?

Rich The Kid: I want to make another one but it will be 10 times better than the last one.

HipHopDX: How does it feel to see all your artists having such great success?

Rich The Kid: It’s a great feeling to be able to share my blessing with other people, we getting money, we’re happy and everything is great.

Follow @iamjustairi on Instagram for more music updates.


Boi-1da Explains His Participation In Rémy Martin’s Producer Competition

Filed by Joe NoletteJoe Nolette

Hollywood, CA – Season six Rémy Martin’s Rémy Producers series found their West Coast regional winner in Clyde Strokes Tuesday night at Dream nightclub. 

Grammy Award-winning producer Boi-1da, music industry legend Steve Lobel and season five Remy Producer winner Milo were judges for the four contestants. Strokes will compete in the national finale in Atlanta for a production deal with Jermaine Dupri’s So-So Def Records. 

Speaking with Boi-1da, he told HipHopDX that Rémy Producers was important since it’s essentially how he got his start before making multi-platinum hits for the likes Drake, Eminem and Rihanna. 

“Events like Rémy Producers is important is because this is what I came f things like beat battles and beat competitions,” he said. “It’s important because a lot producers are introverted people so it’s good for them to get out, compete and get their names out there. Big shout out to them for putting this on for the producers because a lot producers don’t get their shine. A lot producers do big beats for artists and you don’t know who’s who.”

Despite having a relatively quiet 2019, many Boi-1da classic loosies with Drake made the recently released Care Package compilation alongside placements on Juice WRLD debut album and Lil Nas X’s debut EP 7. According to him, he’s spent the year relaxing a bit.

“2019 for me has been pretty chill,” he explained. “I took about three months f music to spend time with my family for the summer and recharge. I had an amazing 2018, 2017, 2016 and at the end the day, I’m a human being. So, I took a break.”

One thing is for sure, Boi-1da says “next year is going to be crazy.” Despite not naming any names, he says to expect some work with his usual suspects.


The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" Turns 40

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

September 16, 1979 – The Sugarhill Gang changed Hip Hop forever when they released “Rapper’s Delight” on September 16, 1979 – exactly 40 years ago today. Produced by Syl Robinson, the single is credited as introducing Hip Hop to a mainstream audience.

The song was performed by Wonder Mike, the late Big Bank Hank and Master Gee. Mike, who was plucked f the streets to audition for the group, isn’t necessarily surprised by its impact all these years later.

“With ‘Rapper’s Delight’ set to be a new form music to go on the radio even though rap music had been in the Bronx for a few years earlier, I knew that it was going to be a big record because the entire planet, except for New York City and Northern New Jersey, had never even heard rap music,” Wonder Mike explains to HipHopDX. “A good record is a good record, but when it simultaneously ushers in a new genre music, history was bound to be made.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 40 years. We have a healthy respect and perspective our longevity, but we don’t trip about it. We pray to stay humble. God loves a thankful and grateful heart.”

But “Rapper’s Delight” wasn’t without controversy. The song borrowed heavily from Chic’s “Good Times” and resulted in a lawsuit from Chic group members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

Rodgers and Edwards sued Sugar Hill Records for copyright infringement, but the two parties eventually landed on a settlement. Subsequently, songwriting credit went to Rodgers, Edwards, The Sugarhill Gang, Robinson and Grandmaster Caz, who was responsible for a large chunk the lyrics.

As the story goes, Caz had loaned his notebook to Hank, which he used for his verses. Around the 1:32-minute mark, there’s a reference to Casanova Fly, which is Caz’s full stage name.

As far as the song’s opening line, Wonder Mike first heard the phrase “Hip Hop” from a cousin and incorporated, “Hip Hop, hippie to the hippie, to the hip-hip-hop and you don’t stop/To the bang-bang boogie, say up jump the boogie to the rhythm the boogie, the beat” into the song.

That was that. “Rapper’s Delight” became the first rap song to hit the Top 40 on Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 36.

In 2011, the song was preserved in the National Recording Registry by the Library Congress, which includes work deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” It was then inducted into the Grammy Hall Fame three years later.

Over the past four decades, Hip Hop/R&B has become the most dominate musical genre in the United States, a feat contributed to by The Sugarhill Gang.


Demi Lovato Reportedly Went On Date With ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant & These Pics Prove He’s Worth All The Dates

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

 

Demi Lovato and former Bachelorette contestant Mike Johnson are out here living their lives and shooting their shots in the name of love.

Or at least…potential love.

According to Entertainment Tonight, the pair reportedly went on their first date after months of flirtatious banter online. A source told ET that the link-up went down in Los Angeles, and a second date could be possible.

“Everything went well on the date,” the source said. “They had been messaging and then got in touch in real life through Hannah Brown.”

Johnson was previously vying for Brown’s heart in season 15 of The Bachelorette. However, contestant Jed Wyatt won, although him and Brown’s relationship didn’t last.

While Brown’s attention was elsewhere, Demi Lovato had her eyes fixed on Johnson from the start. At one point when Johnson was on The Bachelorette, Lovato made an Instagram Story writing, “Mike I accept your rose.”

After Johnson’s elimination, he also made a tweet wondering where his “future wife” was located. Lovato responded, “I’M RIGHT HERE MIKE I’M RIGHT HERE BOO MY MOM ALREADY LOVES YOU TOO.”

 

Lovato made an appearance on the finale of The Bachelorette in July, after which Brown said that she would support a Lovato and Johnson romance. “I definitely have the hookup for Demi, if she wants to be with Mike,” Brown told ET. “I would give her my blessing.”

It seems the hookups have been made in some form or fashion and considering the looks Mike has been giving on social media, he’s definitely a catch. Check out some visuals below that prove Johnson is worth a couple dates and then some.

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Beauty all around

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