After getting more than enough time to do his Google research on that singer who took a selfie with him during his Super Bowl LII halftime performance, 13-year-old Ryan McKenna was reunited with Justin Timberlake Wednesday night when the Man of the Woods Tour stopped over in Boston. “Great time meeting @justintimberlake #manofthewoodstour !! #selfie,” McKenna wrote on his Instagram account which is aptly-titled selfiekid.
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Timberlake liked the photo, adding, “Great finally meeting you!”
After taking the Super Bowl Selfie with JT, McKenna appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where the singer called in to invite Ryan and his family to his show in Boston, so the two can properly meet, and take a “second selfie together.” A “Backstage Selfie,” which is probably what JT shouted after the picture was taken.
If that offer wasn’t good enough, the NFL also came through with a gift for the “VIP experience” to a New England Patriots home game next season for McKenna and his family, as well as four pre-game field passes.
Instead of snapping another selfie with this kid, why couldn’t JT try and work something out with former Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell, who was standing just a few feet away?
On today’s episode Tony goes at Akademiks for not crediting the creators of the rapper calendar meme. In fighting the good fight, Tony remixes the calendar to roast Akademiks. Later on Al and JT talk about the Thursday night football game, New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons, as playoff implications are on the line, this will be a nail biter!
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On today's episode Tony gets his hands on a pair of Air Jordan 1 Union Los Angeles “Gold Top 3”. Later on Lil Tony, “The Understudy” Al, and JT break down the Thursday Night football game, the Seattle Seahawks vs the Arizona Cardinals. Stick around because a special limited edition Michael Jordan memorabilia arrives in the mail, and by limited we mean only 23 in the world!
For this week’s flashback Friday, we are taken back to the end of an era. It’s coming up on almost two years since the disbandment of Swedish House Mafia and most of us have yet to move on from the transition. Yes, Axwell / Ingrosso are great and Steve Angello is also doing well, but I can’t help but feel a void that their individual acts cannot fill.
The reality of the situation is that for those who entered the EDM scene circa 2009-2011, Swedish House Mafia most likely played a vital role in their introduction and immersion in the EDM culture. With their departure, we are older and wiser and our tastes have changed and evolved; yet, as we look back on what it was like just a few years ago, we can’t help but get a good kick in the nostalgia feels.
Get ready for the trillest track yet. The infamous Borgeous teamed up with Whookid, along with two of rap’s biggest stars, Waka Flocka Flame and Wiz Khalifa, for an absolute monster of a song, “Toast“. Borgeous has a knack for creating the most electrifying hits that simply turn dance floors into pandemonium. This latest track is no exception as Waka and Wiz both provide an incredible presence to this banger, making you just want to grab a drink and turn up with the crew. I couldn’t think of a better song to kick this weekend off, be sure to listen below and grab the free download as well!
Producers are always looking for things to learn. The internet is a great source for tips, but when a producer sits down to do a formal tutorial, you’re sure to get more from it than from your average lifeless Youtube video. One company, CREATIVELIVE, is offering a free tutorial from Ed Solo, who has worked on tracks with Krafty Kuts, DJ Fresh, as well as made sample packs for Bass Boutique and Loopmasters.
The free live tutorial will take place November 12th through the 13th between 9AM and 4PM PST. All you need to do is RSVP and be on the computer when the session is underway. For those producers who would like to partake you can reserve your spot through the following link. The focus will be on producing music with Logic Pro. Don’t worry if you don’t use that software, because CREATIVELIVE will offer more tutorials in the future that focus upon other DAWs. If you follow the RSVP link you will find the schedule with the list of other sessions.
The Swede Alesso recently partook in an AMA on Reddit after the success of his Chime For Change benefit shows in New York City. Alesso revealed fun tidbits like his affection for Hanz Zimmer and Swedish House Mafia, his favorite plug-ins, as well as his love for drawing, and fashion. Moreover, he teased us with letting us know that his album will have some different genres on it, as well as two specific tracks that Redditors asked about. There is no date set for the album, but with his recent single being released, as well as increased press visibility, we can be sure some more details will come soon enough. For the full AMA, check the source and peruse through the many comments and questions.
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we take it back to the time Krewella absolutely destroyed a super bowl party. Lucky patrons at a bar in New York City were treated to a surprise performance from Krewella courtesy of Bud Light at the end of halftime during the Super Bowl this year.