By Contributor Tre Florez
J Balvin & Willy William feat. Beyonce “Mi Gente”
Colombian Reggeton artist, J Balvin and French-African DJ, Willy William, together released their dance hit, “Mi Gente” in early 2017. The song was a hit on the latin-music charts and even hit spot 19 on the US charts. While the horn-heavy dance hit is just fine the way it is, it was recently blessed with the presence of one of the queens herself: Beyonce.
Due to the numerous natural disasters that have affected not only her hometown of Houston, but also Florida, Mexico, and the many small Caribbean islands, Beyonce decided it was time to raise money through the art of music. She jumped on the track, singing in both Spanish and English, and released the remix; all while donating the entire proceeds from it to charities that were directly helping the disaster relief. Leave it to Queen Bey, to get everyday people that are inspired by music to also be inspire to help the cause!
The lyrics (while mostly in Spanish), describe a fun party that nobody wants to leave and about how the artists make the party engaging! It is an uplifting song to come, in such a challenging time for relief. If you would would like to contribute to the relief funds for any of the recent natural disasters, please click here.
Alina Baraz “Buzzin”
Our seemingly underground angel – Alina Baraz – finally released a second single towards her first solo studio EP. “Buzzin” is a soft and cute song about the buzz of a blossoming new love. Alina’s beautiful voice sings happily over an 80s inspired bass line and thick drum beat. Her lyrics are equally transic,
“Fire in your eyes
With a catchy song like this, Baraz is sure to keep fans happy for awhile. Since she released the popular Electric with Kahlid, we have been waiting and wanting more! After teasing a few images that were assumed were album artworks, Alina basically confirmed that theory. Alina puts the bar(s) in Baraz. *Baraz has since this MUZEMONDAZE entry, has debuted her EP: The Color Of You
Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE,
a poet and freelance fashion writer, photographer and abstract visual content producer.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University, where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column For
The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first of 25 Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University. And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early. Bringing him to four degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, from commercial retail management to corporate level ghost writing. Now - he the poet - T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent launch of the urban California lifestyle based fashion-art movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.