The Billboard Awards were on fire! From the red carpet to live performances to the nominations and awards, it was definitely a night to remember!
Taylor Swift was the big winner of the night, taking home a total of 8 awards! Categories included:
Top Female Artist
Top Billboard 200 Artist
Top Digital Songs Artist
Top Country Artist
Top Billboard 200 album
Top Country Album
Top Country Song
Justin Bieber also had a great night, winning Top Male Artist and the Milestone Award.
I couldn't help but pick my "bests" of the night, so here they are!
Jennifer Lopez wearing Zuhair Murad. She looked AMAZING.
Hayden Panetierre looked adorable in this sleek Halston Heritage gown.
Some of my choices for best performance of the night were:
Bruno Mars! Rocking out to his tune "Treasure!"
JLO AGAIN!!!!! She never fails to bring down the house with her energy! Singing her new song "Live It Up" ft. Pitbull:
Ed Sheeran melted everyone's heart with his performance of "Lego House:"
Who were your faves?
Images provided by Billboard.com, JustJared.com & EOnline.com
- Posted on:
- May 20th, 2013
- billboard music awards, abc, red carpet, live performances, music, taylor swift, justin bieber, jennifer lopez, hayden panetierre, ed sheeran, bruno mars
By now you've probably unpacked your summer jorts, tanks, sandals, and best sunnies. If not, you better get moving because summer is a coming!
One of the best parts of living in NYC in the summer are most definitely roof top parties. We can go from noon until dawn, dancing the night away as long as the music is on point and in NYC we are in no shortage of killer DJs.
A good DJ really depends on taste in genre. What may work for some may not work for everyone. Over at Mayimba HQ, we tend to gravitate towards DJs that play what they like. If you trust a DJ, you're probably going to enjoy whatever they play and begin to discover new music. If you want a Top 40 DJ that's cool too, but just remember - you can play all that stuff yourself while pre-gaming at home. We suggest stepping out of your comfort zone and letting the DJ do all the work of putting you onto new music. Hey, it's easy and you will with out a doubt end up in full-on dance party mode.
So, to give you a little push we pestered 3 of our favorite (and super busy - thanks guys!) NYC DJs into hitting us off with 10 tracks that are doing it for them (and their crowds) right now. What's really fun about this is that you can really see how much a DJs taste can vary - there is no right and wrong, just good music.
As usual, we put together a Spotify playlist, however some of these tracks are a bit obscure and aren't on Spotify. You can still have a listen via the links below. Enjoy and make sure to turn it up!!!
Dash Speaks: A born & bred New Yorker, his DJ sets reimagine & reinterpret hip-hop, borrowing elements from all kinds of other genres, but ultimately celebrating the music on which he was raised on & fell in love with.
Dash has a new self produced album out, it's called "The Importance of getting Up." It's awesome, conceptual and can be downloaded for FREE here.
"Silk" by Giselle (Zebra Safari Edit)
"Hardtimes In The City" by Dash Speaks
"MTI" (TWRK Remix) by Koreless
"Vem Vem" by Sango
"Fall Over" (Djemba Djemba Remix) by Banks
"Painted Faces" by Jacques Green + Tinashe
"Bam Bam" (Zebo's We Nuh Digital Remix) by Sister Nancy
"Bumaye" (Shintek's Bootleg) by Major Lazer ft. Busy Signal & Flexican
"Household Goods" (Zed's Dead Remix) by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
"Fade" (Sane Beats Remix) by Jakwob
NSR: Another NYC Native, NSR is the epitome of fun. He sets the room on fire with deep house a little hip-hop and will most likely end up topless.
He recently started a DJ collective with a couple other great DJs called The Deep. They are throwing a Memorial Day Roof Party. If you're in NYC, RSVP here and make sure to bring your SPF. It gets hot up there :)
1. "Lying Together" by FJK:
Their name is FRENCH KIWI JUICE, how can this not be good tho? Makes me want to be on a beach with a butt and a marg. I listen to this song everyday.
"I am Sold" by James Blake
I've been a fan since CMYK dropped on the internets. Listen to this while you stare up at your glow in the dark stars and contemplate life.
"Let's Get Hot" by Breach
I sweat Dirtybird Records. This release from Breach is one of the reasons why. Dance around in the crib naked vibes.
"Fall Over" by Banks
I love soulful female voices. I could do a top of contemporary female artists that I sweat. Catch me listening to this on the train getting goosebumps.
"Hey Love" by Quadron
Coco Maja Hastrup Karsho...that's it.
"Shouldn't Say" by Kastle (ft. Austin Paul)
This whole album is amazing. This is one of my jams.
"Something Bout You" by Follow Me
My homie Joe from Follow Me put me on to a demo of his new jam and I was blown away. This one isn't on the internets yet but look out for it/follow them. SUMMER.
"You And Me" by Disclosure ft. Eliza Doolittle
Disclosure has blown up this year, helping tol bring deep house + UK garage into the mainstream dance music spotlight. Who not waiting on their debut album tho?
"In My Arms" by Karma Kid
Summer banger. Karma Kid is a G. Probably like 14 years old too. Hate those youngins
"Cole Summer" by J Cole
One of my favorite rappers of the past 5 years. Obligatory rap inclusion.
Skinny Friedman: Skinny hails from Pittsburg but has been an NYC staple for over 10 years now. If you want to twerk all night to trap and obscure/slightly offensive rap - he's your dude. His parties are always sweaty and will make you feel like you're at the best house party since the movie House Party
He'll actually be sharing the bill with Mayimba artist TECLA on June 10th for Fat Tony's record release party at The Knitting Factory in Williamsburg. Scoop up your tickets here.
"Feet Match The Paint" by Mitchy Slick & DJ Fresh
"Juice" by Chance The Rapper
"Hood Party" by Fat Tony ft. Kool A.D & Despot
"Young Nigga" by Que ft. Migos
"Out Da Mud" by Young Troll
"All White Choppa" by Honey Cocaine
"Ride It" by Young Remedy
"Young Gifted and Black" by Sheek Louch & Ghostface Killah
"Get The Guap" by Rome Fortune
"Valley of Kings" by Blue Sky Black Death + SAS ft. Cam'Ron + N.O.R.E.
Get the Spotify Playlist here.
- Posted on:
- May 17th, 2013
- nsr, skinny friedman, dash speaks, playlist