"Give You Life" is the FIGHT CLUB of NYC nightlife x Meets American Horror Story, meets after hours. Shot at The Monster Bar & Lounge in the West Village G.Y.L music video opening scene is a direct homage to the artist Jayse Vegas favorite scene of the movie Fight Club, where Brad Pitt discusses the golden rules. The song features verses from Kimmi Moore, and Kareem McJagger who recently performed with Jayse at the recent Glam Awards in New York City. The video is filled with a cast of some of NYC’s finest artists, and entrepreneurs. Drag Queens, DJS, dancers, promoters, models!
Walk me through your journey from coming out as Jayson to realizing you had a vocal gift to producing your own music to becoming Jayse Vegas... That is a lot. Okay, once upon a time, not long ago… No, just kidding. I came out at the age of 14 or 15, right before my freshman year of High School. This is a funny story. I had always been picked on for being a “very flamboyant” boy. The way I spoke, walked, even ran, was looked upon as “not boy enough”, and it SUCKED cause I didn’t understand. I was young,
“Everyone should believe they are the proverbial ‘shit,’” says Epiphany Mattel, the raw, unapologetic, and provocative Hip Hop artist who stirs pots and fixes plates by speaking her truth and not caring if people receive it or not, as long as they hear her. Her debut single, #Fix Yo Face, is out now. “You have to if you want others to,” she continues. “Confidence comes from within and shines outward which is what attracts people to you.” Epiphany came out to her parents as trans in her teens. Her mother, a devout baptist, tried sending her to priests
Ten years in the making, Ultra Naté and Quentin Harris’ Black Stereo Faith album presents a vibe-y, experimentally unapologetic and loose blend of R&B, house, rock and electronics. It highlights Harris’ production and arrangement skills while offering a stylistic nod to the unvarnished passion of singer-songwriter Ultra Naté’s acclaimed 1990 debut, Blue Notes in The Basement. The dance floor icons waited on releasing dance mixes from the album. “We wanted people to hear the originals in their intended forms first,” says Ultra Naté from her Baltimore studio. “We needed to let the album breathe a bit; have some room
Prince recently released his debut music video ‘Go Awf!’ (featuring cameos by Super model, Shaun Ross & styling from Anthony Mcdowell/‘Cranes in the sky’ & Into the Gloss/Kylie Jenner) on LOGOtv + Afropunk & has since gone on to perform some exciting shows at both DC & LA Pride Fest. Leading up the release, Prince started the #GoAwfChallenge (SharronNinja 200k+ views on IG) which turned into an international dance showcase of self expression, & as of today has brought in a million views online (Instagram/music.ally) and connected him to some amazing collaborators (Azealia Banks,The Shauna Brooks, Big Freedia, etc) for his upcoming debut project, Diplomatic Duty. Feel free
Interview Tommy Jo Spain What was the 1st beat you ever heard played & where? The first ballroom beat I ever heard was the witch doctor. It was my first time at Escuelita's for Vogue Knights with MikeQ. That day I fell in love with the culture . Your single Realness definitely gets the club gurls pumping. What is it like seeing the kids go awf to your track? When I see the club kids going off to my track. I really be excited and jumping like a school girl on the inside. On the Exterior I'm just chill. You
Music Bear Tony Banks describes himself as a gay, black man with the fun of Missy Elliot, the swag of LL Cool J and the dance moves of Heavy D. In his music, he tries to stay true to who he is as a man and an artist. You’ll rarely, if ever, hear him rhyming about “Popping Bottles” (he barely drinks) or “Fighting Bitches” (not his style). In his upcoming album, “Yes Homo,” he tackles issues like love, lust, partying, the state of hip-hop and police brutality. It’s meant to be a full depiction of what its like to be
Interview Tommy Jo Spain What was the 1st beat you ever heard played & where? The first beat I ever heard was in the dance group Pretty Kitties dance mix in 2006. It was The Witch Doctor and The Ha Dance Original version in one mix. It sounded so OVAH and had me open. What would you say is your signature beat? A signature beat I made would be The Muck Ha because everyone loves that beat during a hot battle for performance but when I drop my EP I think they'll remember me for this one as well. Favorite crash
Kimberly Davis’ “My Fire,” is a song about personal empowerment. It’s meant to remind music fans that even on the darkest of days, there is a fire inside each of us that will light a path to the place we’re meant to be. Considered a strong contender for a Grammy, “My Fire” is the first collaboration between Davis and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nile Rodgers and two-time Grammy nominated music producer Tony Moran. It’s being called Electronic Music meets Soul because it artfully blends elements from Club, Disco and Funk. The song landed the #1 position on
New York native, Christopher Estrada debuted his first full length album ‘The Other Man' this summer. The album tells the story of a doomed lust fueled encounter. Using his own life as a source of inspiration, Estrada provides an honest look into heartbreak and the journey to redemption. We recently caught up with Christopher to discuss his debut album and what projects he has coming up next. Interview Alicia Avery You must be excited to have your first full length album out. Tell us a little about the inspiration behind it. Was it inspired by something that happened in your own life?