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MUST SEE: Ashley Everett Pays Tribute to Janet Jackson, Beyonce & more In ‘DUETS’

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YouTuber Michael Korte has teamed up with some of the biggest names in the dance world to deliver a mesmerizing new mashup, ‘DUETS’! Known for his viral hits #HAM4BEY & #GAGA4RENT, Korte has teamed with Beyonce’s heaviest hitters, her dance captain Ashley Everett, her choreographer Chris Grant, creative assistant Anthony Burrell and Chris Brown’s choreographer John Silver and 5 sensational singers to pay tribute to some of the greatest modern music duets.

The video features a pounding tribute to Usher & Alicia Key‘s classic ‘My Boo’, an emotional take on ‘Say Something’ and a spot on tribute to Michael & Janet Jackson in ‘Scream’! The video wouldn’t be complete without a joyful tribute to Beyonce & Jay-Z.

Vocalists include India Carney, Mark Joseph, Elizabeth Komba, Bryson Camper and Erin Cafferky.

The piece was directed by Baxter Stapleton with musical direction by Jared Jenkins.

Enjoy the full visual above!

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Entertainment

Fly Introduction: Chris Brown and Usher Praises New Dance Duo AYO & TEO

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Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, brothers Ayleo and Mateo Bowles (a.k.a. AYO and TEO) have been dancing and competing at dance since elementary school. Influenced by greats such as Michael Jackson, Usher, Missy Elliot and Chris Brown, the duo quickly developed their own unique brand of dancing and began to upload Youtube videos from their basement and living room.

With zero promotion, and strictly through the power of social media, they began to gain mass appeal by creating and having their “dance challenges” reposted to some of Instagram‘s most popular dance pages. Recognizing this as their main outlet, the younger of the brothers (Teo) created what has become a instant phenomenon and their moniker – “THE REVERSE”. Simply reversing the steps to some of world’s best dance crazes, their Reverse of the “Nae Nae” went viral overnight, on every posted outlet, and received over 150 MILLION VIEWS.

 

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Kicked off by with a number of pics and vids reposted by Chris Brown, the two are now rubbing elbows and sharing stages with the very people that influenced them the most.

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Most recently being invited and flown out to perform by Usher himself, the boys shared the 2016 BET Awards stage with the R&B phenom.

On the map as rising stars, with no place to go but up, be on the lookout for AYO & TEO. They’re NEXT.

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Music

The Doughboy Project Debuts “Open” feat. Alus, ‘The Introduction’ Coming Soon [New Music]

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There are few people in New Jersey that have touched more genres of music than DJ Doughboy. In addition to producing-writing-remixing house music, writing Hip-Hop & R&B for Queen Latifah, being a tour DJ for Joe Budden, and producing for Love & Hip-Hop star DJ Self, Doughboy is also one of the founding fathers of “Jersey Club Music.”

He recently teamed up with Smack Productions/Water Music Publishing and together they’re releasing The Doughboy Project. “Open” is the first single off the project which is officially called The Introduction. The song features vocals from New Jersey’s own singer/songstress Alus and has already become a club hit. Between the melodies and the groove you can’t lose with a formula like that. Welcome to ‘The Doughboy Project.’

Peep the featured track above.

Twitter: @JerseyDoughboy & @AlusOfficial 

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Music

Smack feat. Tam – “Wasted On You” [New Music]

Smack‘s dropping musical heat with a lyrical message just in time for the beginning of Summer ’16. This new song “Wasted On You” is a mixture of Soul, EDM, and Pop. The vocals provided by Tam give the track an eclectic vibe and the lyrics let these men know that women aren’t with their foolish games, and their tears won’t be wasted anymore.

Take a listen to the track above.

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Music

Dance To The Beat of Smack Music’s Official Dance Remix of Alessia Cara’s “Wild Things” [New Music]

Smack has always been the center of house music! Now, their back with an EDM remix of the pop hit “Wild Things” by Alessia Cara.

You don’t want to miss this unique sound. Smack has released new music over the years to keep listeners on their toes, taking their soul house trademark, and splashing it with some EDM flavor. Get excited for this visual sound and jump on their journey, as you hit the dance floor!

Listen to the dope track above.

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Twitter: twitter.com/realSMACKmusic

Facebook: www.facebook.com/smackmusicprod/

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/realsmackmusic

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Choreographer's Corner

Choreographer Lisa Sainvil Touches On Self-Awareness & Moving Forward With The Help of Bryson Tiller and Words by Rob Hill Sr. [Video]

Visually and creatively diverse in dance and art with a bold expression, Lisa Sainvil delivers a package of Self-Awareness, and motivation to Move Forward.

The visual filmed by Shot By the Third, is from a project that she is working on entitled PROJ 409 and is based off of my experiences, and music that she’s inspired by. Not your average “Dance Concept Video”, her goal is to convey a message and draw emotions from viewers in an experimental way.

As a strong believer in art with intent, Lisa’s intentions is to move and inspire the watchers with a message, and create an experience that will take you along her ride, visually.

Inspired by the talents and gifts of Bryson Tiller and Motivational Speaker and Author, Rob Hill Sr., Lisa adds a bit both formula from two to complete her vision of expression.

Take a look above.

Featuring Dancers:

Imani Nzingha (@glamazonthedoll)
Julian Russo – ( @foolien )
Alex Francoeur – (@alex_francoeur )
Jason Laws – ( @JasonFCLaws )
James Alonzo White – (@jamesalonzowhite)
Ivan Leon- (@eye_van02 )
Sean Mejia – (@seanye)
Omar Krystion – (@omarkrystion)

Stay Connected With Lisa

Instagram : Lisa.creative
FB : Lisa Sain

 

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Entertainment

Watch: Choreographer Willdabeast Adams Puts Beyonce’s “Formation” To The Test Along with a Few Dancers, And It’s LIT! [Video]

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With 1 million subscribers on YouTube along with tons of views, it’s no secret that Willdabeast Adams is one of the most highly noted choreographers on the net, and in the dance spectrum.

Covering some of the music industry’s top hits, the talented artist and Taylor Edgin puts a special touch on Beyonce‘s “Formation” paired with of few dancers that were apart of his class.

The video features: China Taylor, Willdabeast Adams, Jade Chynoweth, Stevie Dore, Jamie Hauptmann, Sean Lew, Will Simmons, Josh Price, Kaycee Rice, Tati McQuay and Tahani Anderson.

Put some hot sauce in your bag and watch the special clip below:

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Entertainment Music Videos

Watch: Rihanna’s “Work” feat. Drake Gets A Fly Dancer Makeover That Keeps You Wanting More [Video]

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Since Rihanna‘s new official single “Work” featuring Drake surfaced, social media went into a frenzy and immediately started visualizing what the video would look like once it dropped.

Taking matters into his own hands, Dancer/Choreographer/Creative Director, Charles Smith took his idea straight to the big screen and delivered a colorful dance mashup of the Barbadian Princess’ fiery hit track.

Adding to the mix, Smith appoints his lovely leading lady, Aaliya who is a clear resemblance of Rihanna to make his creative arts idea come to life. Plain and simple, she and the dancers KILLED this!

Check it out below:

Directed by Charles Smith

Starring:

Aaliya Murphy

Featuring:
Stephanie Scull
Devaki Kiron
Marie Rose
Katherine Diaz
Production assistants
Chantel Renee
Kevaughn Isaacs

Choreography by:
Charles Smith

Cinematography by:

movements by Shar

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Entertainment Music

New Video: D∆WN – “Billie Jean x Dance”

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D∆WN joins forces again with director/producer Monty Marsh and the Guerilla Filmworx team on this stunning double featurette “Billie Jean x Dance”.

Much like the “Titans x James Dean” experience before, Marsh and Dawn deliver an innovative storytelling masterpiece.

“True to form, Dawn always comes ready to work which makes collaborating effortless,” said Marsh.

The visual starts with “Billie Jean” where the color red is the underlying visual theme that marks the introduction of the ‘The Red Era.’ With sensual choreography and a domineering motif, Dawn’s lyrics are brought to life in this piece. “Dance” quickly follows with colored smoke and compelling camera moves. The energy turns up a notch, as the choreography becomes the visual centerpiece.

“It’s always exciting to bring the art to the next level and stimulate the viewers visual palette,” said Dawn.

It’s extremely impressive that this will be Dawn’s ninth visual in a year with no label or team in sight. This proves again that Dawn is in a lane all of her own.

Check out the dynamic visual below:

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As of now, The Red Era has no set release date but D∆WN will soon be hitting the road.  See the dates for her Bravura experience below:

11/11/15 Marlin Room @ Webster Hall (New York, NY) Tickets: HERE

11/16/15 The Howard Theatre (Washington D.C.) Tickets: HERE

12/15/15 Troubadour (Los Angeles, CA) Tickets: HERE

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Entertainment Music

New Music: Major Lazer – “Lean On” (Remix) Ft. Ty Dolla $ign

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Major Lazer links with Ty Dolla $ign for the Top 20 single “Lean On” forming a remix produced by Diplo and DJ Snake.

Check it out below:

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