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88 WAYS BLOG - JULY 2016
Twinning for the summer! 

photo by: @danglasvegas 
shot at Beauty & Essex Las Vegas
hair by: Sara Bryan of Kelly Cardenas Salon (
@thesarabryanKCS)
Wouldn't be amazing if there were two of us and more than 24 hours in the day!!  Just imagine what we could accomplish!  I can't believe its the end of July already, but the 115 degree Vegas heat doesn't let me forget for too long.   It's been a minute so I'll jump into what's Popping!!!  PS as per usual please pardon the typos I'm always in a crunched for time but my intentions are golden...
BEST NEW PARTY 2016
THANK YOU Las Vegas Weekly for the acknowledgement for this years "Best of Vegas 2016" Awards.  It's an honor and I can't express how much I appreciate the support for this series.  Thank you DJ Pizzo for the awesome write up!!

The parties have been amazing but the Pop-Up "LIVE" extension of this brand launches 7/29/16 at House of Blues Las Vegas with the illustrious Anderson .Paak and I can't wait for this night!  This series is not a weekly or a monthly it literally pops up and off randomly with the intent of continuing my mission of bringing amazing music to Las Vegas outside of the beaten path.  Thanks to the good people of the Las Vegas Weekly for appreciating my obsession for spreading the gospel of all genres of music whether emerging artists or icons.  

This picture is from the first Pop-Up at Ghostbar in November 2015. It truly represents the love and diversity of this series thank you to everyone in this picture!!  On this night a talent who I LOVE named Brittany Rose turned 21 at midnight at blew the roof of this party along with Cameron Calloway and DJ sets by fam DJ Crykit & DJ Seany Mac.  What a special special night.

You can now follow POP-UP The series on IG at
@popuptheseries and check the website at
www.popuptheseries.com 
POP-UP "LIVE" LAUNCHES TONGIHT!!!!!
NOTHING else to say except thank you Adrian Miller and the Universe for blessing me with this incredible talent for my first Pop-Up "LIVE" show.  I've been wanting to turn this into a live series for a while and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect fit.  If for some reason you have been under a rock for the last year...and sometimes it happens so I'm not trying to make you feel bad...here is an exclusive mix I did for the show for newbies and true fans.  All Anderson .Paak from early Breezy LoveJoy years to now.  I love this mix, hope you do too, and if you're in Las Vegas THIS Friday July 29th, come party with us!!
 
Show Doors at 7pm - tickets on sale at: www.popuptheseries.com

Official After Party immediately to follow inside the Foundation Room in the Shari-La Room 
Complimentary entry for Anderson .Paak ticket holders
No shorts, No tank tops 
$5 for local non-ticket holders / $10 out of state
DJ Seany Mack will be joining me 
Shout out to my Hennesey fam for collaborating with us - Hennessey cocktail specials - After the Show it's the After Party!
POWER OF LOVE GALA 2016
An amazing night at one of my favorite spaces in Las Vegas for the 20th Anniversary of the biggest philanthropic event of the year.  Day two was at the MGM Grand arena.  It was beautifully a produced two day affair and what an honor to play for Tony Bennett!  Ran into the lovely Sean McCallister of Fox 5's MORE Access interviewing on the "purple carpet" it was quite the who's who in Vegas that night with amazing performances including the one and only Herbie Hancock! Can't wait to do it all again next year!
DJ SCHEDULE
7/29/16 - POP-UP "LIVE" at House of Blues feat. Anderson. Paak
8/1/16 - Beauty & Essex Las Vegas 
8/15/16- Beauty & Essex Las Vegas
8/22/16 - Beauty & Essex Las Vegas
8/29/16 - Beauty & Essex Las Vegas
PEOPLE, PLACES, & THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

PLANTING PROPER SEEDS
Sooooo proud to share this with you all!  Not only is my one of my dearest friends Rachel Wenman the VP of this incredible game changing endeavor but my BFF Jolene Mannina is the VP of the Advisory Board.  Huge should out to Jolene, Rachel and of course Rachel's finance Lindsay Beck who is the administrative officer, and VP of Marketing, Jared Krulewitz.  Amazing people, amazing mission.

"Neither the color green nor the “green” lifestyle is native to our Valley. Naysayers have reminded Las Vegas residents for more than a century that we live in a desert. Nothing grows here, they chastise us; our existence depends on imports from more suitable habitats. And as the drought worsens, pessimists continue to doubt our long-term sustainability. But Rachel Wenman, vice president of Urban Seed, a new local company that has been in development since 2010, envisions a Las Vegas landscape that is green—both literally and figuratively.

On July 29, the company will break ground on the first of eight hydroponic greenhouses set for a desolate swath of Wynn Road between Tropicana and Flamingo, the beginning of a five-year plan to bring 100 such structures to the Valley, as well as a production studio, commercial kitchen and event space. Thanks to their incandescent green glow, the greenhouses will be visible from the Strip. Those facilities and the production studio will be part of Urban Seed’s forthcoming educational and charitable foundation. And Urban Seed’s champions and employees—who consist of more foodies than tech nerds—fervently believe they will launch a worldwide farming revolution while making Las Vegas an environmentally responsible source of high-end produce..." - Al Mancini for Vegas Seven Magazine.

Please check out the full article on this incredible addition to Las Vegas HERE!

For more information on URBAN SEED click HERE

THE PERFECT GIFT
I am obsessed with this hidden treasure in Henderson called Christopher Todd Design.  It is filled with amazing design finds, gifts, home decor, etc. and this week they are having a Christmas in July sale with 10% - 70% off.  2706 N. Green Valley Parkway Henderson NV 89014
 
INTERNET RADIO
Huge shout out to Ms. Kailyn Brown and the Ill Vibe Theory crew for having me on their show to talk about the upcoming Pop-Up "LIVE" with Anderson .Paak!  These UNLV students are true music lovers making a difference in Las Vegas with an awesome radio show on KNUV 91.5 every Tuesday from 11pm - 1am.  Ill Vibe Theory serves up a two hour set feat. the best of future R&B, hip hop, and soul.  Nothing makes me happier than 20 somethings who are preaching the gospel of good music! Co-signing officially, these kids have great taste and CONGRATS to them on winning "Best Reason To Blast Your Radio" for the Best of The City Awards from Vegas Seven Magazine!  Look at these smiling faces, these are the faces of our future SUPPORT THEM!
You can check out their show HERE!
THE ROAD TO LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
I had the ultimate pleasure of being a judge for the "Road To Life Is Beautiful Battle" this month at Brooklyn Bowl.  Huge shout to Craig Nyman for not only asking me to judge but for curating an incredible selection of locals bands/artists for this battle.  I fell IN LOVE with "The American Weather" (@weatheramerican) and "We Are Pancakes" (@wearepancakes) and the 90's Indie Rock inspired "Moonboots" (@moonbootsband) (PJ and Ryan soooo proud of you two!!) .  What an amazing way to find new talent and support a few artists who I've worked with in the past for my Pop-Up series including Chop 808 and the 2016 Road To Life Is Beautiful WINNNER, Ms. Brittany Rose.  HUGE Congrats to Brittany who was actually the headliner at my first Pop-Up back in November 2015.  So proud of her!  Check out the links on these artists and support these upcoming artists.

PS - Thank you to the lovely Jo Altamira, Father Brian, Patrick Calabro and the staff of Brooklyn Bowl for taking such amazing care of me!  Can't wait to make magic happen together soon! #staytuned
WHATS GOING ON IN YOUR CITY
The soulfully produced event, music, and cultural lifestyle platform reaches over 20 cities across the US filling music lovers in on where to go and what artists/DJs to check out on a daily basis.  Fusicology is an incredible resource with a host of options to browse thru with 150K hits per month!  We have recently collaborated with on my Pop-Up series so look out for some amazing events in the near future!
To find out what's going on in your city click HERE
WHAT I'M LISTENING TO...AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO!
TOP 8
KAYTRANADA - 99%
Quite possibly my favorite album of 2016 feat. Phonte, Little Dragon, River Tiber, Anderson .Paak, Syd of The Internet, Aluna George etc.  #Brilliant

THIS GIRL - KUNGS VS. COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS
I am obsessed with this song.  Been playing it for months after hearing it on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show. It's funk, it's retro soul, it's got moombah feels, it's just amazing and I am so excited to hear it getting radio air play in Vegas as of this week.

NO WAY BACK - "HONEY" (MARIAH CAREY COVER) -Nu Disco/Housey feels so so delicious live and direct from LA LA land.  Get up on this!   

 
5TH & GHOST - FREE N LOSH - downtempo alternative slow like honey type hip hop with live instrumentation I can't get enough of this song.

SUPERHEROES - ESTHERO  Absolute classic downtempo alternative R&B joint circa 1998.  If you don't know this song, your welcome.

BECK - WOW - I was never the biggest Beck fan musically but every once in a while he comes up with a beast of a song and this is one of them.   Out now on ITunes hit the link.

DE LA SOUL - PAIN feat. SNOOP DOGG
New De La Soul is upon us here's a sneak I'm LOVING "Pain" feat. Snoop Dogg - album drops in August and I can't wait!!

BANKS & STEELZ - GIANT
What a song, what a random and fantastic collabo - Wu and Interpol feels I mean what else could you want?? RZA you are soooo far ahead of your time and have been since 1993.

NEW ARTIST ALERT!

LAUREN CRUZ - CAN'T RESIST
Along the Kehlani trail this Cuban songstress delivers future R&B joints that are far beyond her years. Loving the vibe of her releases, and she's family because she's a part of CODE MEDIA INC - Shout out to Deborah Martinez of Code Media - keep your eyes out for this squad!!!
LOCAL LOVE
Whether you're a local or planning on visiting Sin City, those of you looking for off the beaten path parties, events, etc. Follow @NothingToDoLV on Instagram and Twitter.  Created by Ms. Coco Jenkins, NTDLV gives you the what's happenings on Vegas' local music scene of all genres.  PS - Happy Birthday Ms. Jenkins!!!!
Thank you to everyone who constantly supports me especially this unicorn.  My mini me inspires me everyday to live life to the fullest and practice a random act of kindness, just because!  

Until next time...

xxxohhh!

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