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Explore Elohim's World On Her Stunning Self-Titled Debut Album + TSIS Interview

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Enigmatic singer and producer Elohim has gifted us today with her self-titled debut album, Elohim. We’ve kept our eye on this inspiring artist ever since her versatile vocals first entered our ears on Louis The Child’s “Love Is Alive” and she has impressed us at every turn. Recently Elohim’s music has reached scores of new fans thanks to a flawless Coachella performance, an engaging North American headlining tour, and a genre-crossing collaboration with The Glitch Mob that received a dark remix from REZZ.

All this momentum culminates in her unbelievably cohesive, undeniably diverse debut album, Elohim. The fifteen-track LP deftly explores the highs and lows of human emotion with cheerful tracks like “Sleepy Eyes” and “Fuck Your Money” side-by-side with dark, energetic offerings like “Skinny Legs” or “I Want You”. Beginning with the haunting, cinematic intro “Why Am I Like This” the listener dives into Elohim’s introspective world and is taken on a journey that only ends as the chords fade on the emotional, stand-out final track “Insecure”.

We had the chance to connect with Elohim on her album release, check out the interview below and be sure to give the album a listen. Enjoy!

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You recently played a massive set at Coachella. What was your experience like there and what did that performance mean to you?

The experience was incredible. Everything from the weather, to the people, the atmosphere and love. It was perfect! I didn't know what to expect but every and any expectation was exceeded. I feel very grateful to have been given this opportunity. The performance meant more to me than i ever even thought it would have. Coachella is this really cool bench mark and accomplishment in a musicians career. it was really fun to talk about that with my other friends playing the festival as well. It is pretty out of body experience and hard to put into words. 

You’ve worked with some amazing collaborators over the past couple years. How did you get involved with the community and have these collaborations affected your own sound or songwriting process?

The collaborations really came about from me focusing on my own music and sound and getting that out into the world. Through releasing my own music other artists noticed and wanted to collaborate. It is really the amazing thing about the internet. It is important to me to form friendships and bonds before creating, but sometimes the bond comes from collaborating.

Do you find it challenging adapting your studio recordings to your live show?

I find it somewhat challenging at times but it is a nice challenge, a fun challenge. I like to re-work them in different special ways that are only ever heard at live performances.

What’s your songwriting process like? Do you have a favorite time or place to draw inspiration from?

The songwriting process is truly always different. My favorite place to create is my studio in santa monica, CA. I have a really beautiful support system there. It is important to me to feel protected and free while making music. Sometimes i write in very unconventional ways though. I wrote "Fuck Your Money" in the car on the way home from the gym. It is always different which is the greatest thing about music. i create without boundaries or rules.

When did you first learn to produce? Does your production skill set change your approach to writing and singing?

When I am at the studio i prefer to touch instruments instead of computers, i would rather focus on my writing than cutting up ableton tracks.  so i have an incredible engineer i work with. Having knowledge of production and knowing what I am talking about helps me a lot because i can be very specific about what exactly i want and i can take over if needed. at this point, the people i work with can pretty much can read my mind.

Your debut album is here, how does it feel to get this project out there?

It feels incredible! I am very lucky i get to share my music with wonderful humans in the universe. It keeps me going and inspires me to continue to create more magic and music.

Is there a particular song on the project you enjoyed making the most?

i had different experiences making each song and every one was incredibly special in its own way. "Insecure" is the last song on the album and it is my favorite song. The most special piece on the album is "Water Baby". "Water baby" is an interlude that i made on my dining room table only using my laptop speakers for a mic and the process was very emotional. I used a message from my grandmother i had saved on my phone wishing me happy birthday. This whole record means a lot to me and I hope it brings love light and happiness to others.

What do you hope fans get out of this album and what can they look forward to next?

I hope fans find inspiration and confidence from this record. I hope they can find pieces of themselves within the music. If it brings anyone comfort or love then I have done what I came here to do. I really just want people to feel..whatever that feeling might be as long as it is real, it is meaningful. as for what is next I don't know but i do know i will always be evolving growing and creating hoping to push the limits while bring something new authentic and exciting to others lives.

EXCLUSIVE: Gary Richards (Destructo) Reveals Details On AMF Brand, New Festivals & More In Interview

Gary Richards interview

Gary Richards is well known throughout the electronic music community as one of the most influential people in the industry. From curating some of the best lineups on the festival circuit, to (creating/starting) some of the most coveted events we’ve ever seen.

Just a few months back it was revealed that Gary would no longer be working with HARD, the company he founded and ran for over 10 years. This understandably left fans a bit uneasy and confused about what he would be up to next. It was announced soon after his departure from HARD that Richards would be assuming the role of president of LiveStyle North America, a company vastly larger than his previous one.

With many more resources now at his fingertips, fans began to speculate what Gary’s next move would be. He eventually started to tease and build up hype for some new company, event, or something else called AMF, short for All My Friends. We once thought this may have been his new cruise ship festival that would rival Holy Ship!, but that theory was debunked when he officially revealed Friendship a month ago (which looks epic, by the way).

However, this still left everyone wondering what AMF ultimately was. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Gary Richards for a one-on-one intimate interview shot in our office here in Denver, where he discusses what’s happening with AMF, Friendship, as well as some music collaborations he’s been working on as Destructo.

Thanks to our video team  Lightworkers Republic

Watch Hannibal Buress Eat Spicy Wings And Freestyle In Hilarious New 'Hot Ones' Interview

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Time and time again Hot Ones has delivered incredible content with interviews from artists and celebrities while eating spicy wings escalating the heat of the hot sauce with each wing they eat. We’ve seen some of our favorite artists like Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Vince Staples, and more deliver hilarious interviews while eating wings. This time around they’ve enlisted comedian Hannibal Buress for the 100th episode of the series and he even freestyled while eating spicy wings. They talked about his home of Chicago, his song “Versace Breakfast” (listen below), which comedians he’d pair in a UFC match and more. Enjoy!

Hannibal Buress Freestyles While Eating Spicy Wings

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