Rainy Milo – You And I

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It’s been over 3 years since we’ve heard from London’s own Rainy Milo. Thankfully, she’s back with her latest project, “I Knew I Had A Heart (Because I Felt It Breaking)” which was released on Friday, April 7, 2017.

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The first time we came across Rainy was in January of 2014. We were introduced to Rainy thanks to Ashley Outrageous after Rainy released the super soulful and jazz infused, “‘Bout You.” Since then, Rainy has remained on our radar.

We checked out “I Knew I Had A Heart” in it’s entirety on Soundcloud this past weekend. We were instantly intrigued by the last track entitled, “You And I.” “You And I” was written by Rainy Milo, Taurean Roye and Trackademicks. Trackademicks is also credited for production on the record. Vocal production, mixing, mastering and engineering are all thanks to Daje.

What catches our ear the most about “You And I” are the melodic chord changes and overall summer time vibe. We hope you enjoy the tune and please be sure to check out her entire project!

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A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group is a brand development agency that specializes in identifying talent and creating opportunities for brand development, exposure, and growth. With an emphasis on culture and lifestyle, the primary focus of A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group is to help companies adapt to culture and build value between brands and their consumers centered around love. Our social mission is to leverage the influence of popular culture to create social change and invest in the collective future of society through the arts, education, entertainment, and leadership. We are driven by AMBITION, fueled by PASSION, inspired by INNOVATION, and suckers for STRATEGY!

Zilo – Know That I Want You

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Photo via Soundcloud.

It’s been 5 months since we’ve last heard from Zilo and we’re happy to be blessed with her lovely sound once again. This time around she hits us with her latest tune entitled, “Know That I Want You.” Sit back and enjoy because please believe, you know we will!

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A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group is a brand development agency that specializes in creating opportunities for brand development, exposure, and growth. With an emphasis on culture and lifestyle, the primary focus of A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group is to help companies adapt to culture and build value between brands and their consumers centered around love. Our social mission is to leverage the influence of popular culture to create social change and invest in the collective future of society through the arts, education, entertainment, and leadership. We are driven by AMBITION, fueled by PASSION, inspired by INNOVATION, and suckers for STRATEGY!

Izzy Bizu – Talking To You

Just a few hours ago, Izzy Bizu dropped her latest track entitled, “Talking To You” off of her debut major label release, “A Moment of Madness” (Epic Records/Sony Music).

Our winter hasn’t even started yet and already this track has us thinking about spring. Enjoy the breezy smooth tune!

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A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group is a brand development agency that specializes in creating opportunities for brand development, exposure, and growth. With an emphasis on culture and lifestyle, the primary focus of A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group is to help companies adapt to culture and build value between brands and their consumers centered around love. Our social mission is to leverage the influence of popular culture to create social change and invest in the collective future of society through the arts, education, entertainment, and leadership. We are driven by AMBITION, fueled by PASSION, inspired by INNOVATION, and suckers for STRATEGY!

Jain – Makeba

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I remember initially coming across the music of Jain last year in October of 2015. When I heard her song playing in the lobby of my apartment building, I immediately thought of M.I.A. and Santigold. I love Jain’s artistic, creative, and free spirited vibe. Since then, with the help of fanum, we’ve been keeping track of her moves as an emerging artist.

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Just a few days ago, she released her latest video for “Makeba.” It’s pretty dope! When I first saw the balloons in the beginning, I thought of Warby Parker. It always amazes me how one visual can trigger a response that leads us to think of a particular brand or product.

Anyway – back to the music. Enjoy the video!


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(Uh • Kway • Us) Aquaus Kelley is a forward-thinking Brand Strategist, Cultural Curator, and Educator. As the Founder of A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group, he specializes in identifying talent and creating opportunities for brand development, exposure, and growth. Aquaus has worked with companies and organizations such as Cornerstone Agency, City Year Miami, Universal Music Group, and W Hotels. He is extremely passionate about helping companies adapt to culture and building value between brands and their consumers centered around love. His ultimate mission is to use his influence to project positivity across the globe and invest in the collective future of society through the arts, education, entertainment, and leadership.

Thundercat – Bus In These Streets

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Photo by: Theo Jemison courtesy of MTV

We came across Thundercat‘s “Bus In These Streets” release via BRAINFEEDER a few weeks ago on soundcloud. The old school feel and introspective vocals backed by the production editing and programming of Flying Lotus is what initially caught our attention. Clearly, we’re far from the only ones whose attention it happened to catch. S/O to @deeperkayy for being one of the first to drop the heat on Twitter. That’s right, we scrolled through all of the tweets pertaining to “Bus In These Streets” just to find him. We know…we’re SUPER nerdy…sometimes quirky.

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Nonetheless, enjoy the tune!

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A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group is a brand development agency that specializes in creating opportunities for brand development, exposure, and growth. With an emphasis on culture and lifestyle, the primary focus of A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group is to help companies adapt to culture and build value between brands and their consumers centered around love. Our social mission is to leverage the influence of popular culture to create social change and invest in the collective future of society through the arts, education, entertainment, and leadership. We are driven by AMBITION, fueled by PASSION, inspired by INNOVATION, and suckers for STRATEGY!

W Hotels + Billboard Present: Next Up

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On Tuesday April 26, 2016, we received the April 30, 2016 issue of Billboard magazine. To our surprise, we stumbled upon W Hotels and Billboard magazine announcing the launch of “Next Up,” an emerging artist showcase series featuring new artists and new music. When we first saw this event advertised in Billboard magazine, we only knew that it was going to consist of 4 artists performing in 4 different cities at 4 different W Hotels.

Upon looking further into the event, we found out that the first official Next Up concert will be held at the W Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA on May 25, 2016. This launch will then be followed by events in Seattle, WA and Minneapolis, MN. The last stop is expected to be at the W South Beach in Miami, FL sometime in October of this year.

In September of 2014, W South Beach Hotel & Residences, in partnership with Vision Compere’s creative house, VISION, extended their W SpeakerBox concert series music program. It was also a live music program featuring intimate performances by celebrated and emerging artists from a variety of international genres.

We personally worked very closely with Vision Compere’s creative house. Our particular focus was to curate and identify emerging artists from various cities throughout W Hotel properties in Chicago, IL; Miami, FL; and San Francisco, CA.

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  • On October 2, 2014, Daryn Alexus was featured as an artist who was #NextUp and performed at W Hotels City Center property located in Chicago, IL.

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  • On October 30, 2014, Kyle Dion was featured as an artist who was #NextUp and performed at W Hotels South Beach property located in Miami, FL.

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  • On April 30, 2015, Lara Johnston was featured as an artist who was #NextUp and performed at W Hotels San Francisco property located in San Francisco, CA.

Overall, we love the fact that W Hotels and Billboard are teaming up to provide a platform for emerging artists to shine! This is exactly why we teamed up with VISION for their W SpeakerBox concert series 2 years ago.

We’re glad to see that Billboard expanded on a similar model of music programming with W Hotels. Lets continue pushing culture forward and allowing artists the opportunity to showcase their talents!

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(Uh • Kway • Us) Aquaus Kelley is a forward-thinking Brand Strategist, Educator, and Music Publisher. As the Founder of A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group, he specializes in identifying talent and creating opportunities for brand development, exposure, and growth. Aquaus has worked with companies and organizations such as Cornerstone Agency, City Year Miami, Universal Music Group, and W Hotels. He is extremely passionate about helping companies adapt to culture and building value between brands and their consumers centered around love. His ultimate mission is to use his influence to project positivity across the globe and invest in the collective future of society through the arts, education, entertainment, and leadership.

AlunaGeorge – I’m In Control ft. Popcaan

After checking out Maluca’s “Mala” video, we were kindly greeted with this gem from AlunaGeorge featuring Popcaan. It’s entitled, “I’m In Control.” Very cool vibes…watch her work!

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(Uh • Kway • Us) Aquaus Kelley is a forward-thinking Brand Strategist, Educator, and Music Publisher. As the Founder of A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group, he specializes in identifying talent and creating opportunities for brand development, exposure, and growth. Aquaus has worked with companies and organizations such as Cornerstone Agency, City Year Miami, Universal Music Group, and W Hotels. He is extremely passionate about helping companies adapt to culture and building value between brands and their consumers centered around love. His ultimate mission is to use his influence to project positivity across the globe and invest in the collective future of society through the arts, education, entertainment, and leadership.

Music x Movement: Maluca Mala

As I was checking out Maluca’s music video for her latest release, “Mala,” a thought came across my mind that this particular track may be a good song for a Zumba class. Granted, I’ve never personally taken a Zumba class. However, I would definitely be curious to see what dance routines can be created to this one.

According to an article I read about a month ago in the Wall Street Journal, Zumba classes attract 15 million people each week. Talk about a huge reach! In addition, music promotion is one of the methods used to draw people to Zumba. Hence, this is certainly an audience of devoted members who are exposed to new music on a weekly basis.

Now imagine this, when Zumba members actually really enjoy the music they hear, what will most likely happen next? Yes, correct…more listens, more streams, more downloads, and maybe even more tickets being sold at Maluca’s next show. Ahhh…such a beautiful relationship!

So, will we be hearing the sounds of Maluca playing in Zumba classes anytime soon? We’ll have to get in touch with Zumba’s music director, Sergio Minski. Until then, we’ll have to wait and see! #MusicxMovement

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(Uh • Kway • Us) Aquaus Kelley is a forward-thinking Brand Strategist, Educator, and Music Publisher. As the Founder of A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group, he specializes in identifying talent and creating opportunities for brand development, exposure, and growth. Aquaus has worked with companies and organizations such as Cornerstone Agency, City Year Miami, Universal Music Group, and W Hotels. He is extremely passionate about helping companies adapt to culture and building value between brands and their consumers centered around love. His ultimate mission is to use his influence to project positivity across the globe and invest in the collective future of society through the arts, education, entertainment, and leadership.

Interviews We Love: Jerry Wonda

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of The Fugees classic album, “The Score” and our beloved homegirl, Ms. Amira Fair who is the host of “The Spill” on Non-fiction Radio recently had the pleasure of interviewing the legendary Grammy Award winning music producer, Jerry Wonda. They sat down and made time to discuss his musical inspirations (KRS-One, Dr. Dre, and Quincy Jones), his love for being a chef of music, and how it feels to win 3 Grammys. His impression of his cousin Wyclef is pretty on point also!

Some of our favorite records from Jerry include Miguel’s “Do You”, Lupe’s “Out of My Head”, Whitney’s “My Love is Your Love” (RIP), and Santana’s “Maria Maria” just to name a few!

Enjoy the interview!

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(Uh • Kway • Us) Aquaus Kelley is a forward-thinking Brand Strategist, Educator, and Music Publisher. As the Founder of A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group, he specializes in identifying talent and creating opportunities for brand development, exposure, and growth. Aquaus has worked with companies and organizations such as Cornerstone Agency, City Year Miami, Universal Music Group, and W Hotels. He is extremely passionate about helping companies adapt to culture and building value between brands and their consumers. His ultimate mission is to use his influence to project positivity across the globe and invest in the collective future of society through the arts, education, entertainment, and leadership.

Louis Mattrs: Superman

I’m always a sucker for good music! As of yesterday, I think that I may have found my new favorite song for the next few months. The track is entitled, “Superman” and it’s from an artist by the name of Louis Mattrs who’s from Brighton, UK. His Slow Waves EP dropped a little under 2 months ago on November 27, 2015 and Superman is definitely my favorite cut!

Hope you enjoy the ear candy!

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(Uh • Kway • Us) Aquaus Kelley is a forward-thinking Brand Strategist, Educator, and Music Publisher. As the Founder of A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group, he specializes in identifying talent and creating opportunities for brand development, exposure, and growth. Aquaus has worked with companies and organizations such as Cornerstone Agency, City Year Miami, Universal Music Group, and W Hotels. He is extremely passionate about helping companies adapt to culture and building value between brands and their consumers. His ultimate mission is to use his influence to project positivity across the globe and invest in the collective future of society through the arts, education, entertainment, and leadership.