Music

¡Activo! Playlist / March Updates

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Monday is here and we’re still thinking about the function on Friday. Norlan + Coro King had it feeling like a hookie (you were a bad kid if you went to one!). Shout to Jota for blessing us with the latest updates to the ¡Activo! playlist. Stream now on Apple Music + Spotify.

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Luv U Better March 2019 Recap

Not gonna lie, going into this night we were a little stressed. Jay’s (yep! WHERE’S NASTY) iTunes library erased earlier in the day. Leading up into the set up of the party he was trying to recover it so we called upon our family Beato to come set things off while we got that figured out. Like a miracle, a few minutes into the party starting Jay was able to recover his ALL of his music.

In the midst of some nervousness, we got a pop-up Beato DJ set, a reason to drink a daiquiri or two and our March dosage our R&B flavor.

Photos by Bilindoff

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¡Activo! February 2019 Recap

Throughout the last year, we’ve been linking up with our friends from Flaneur and House Party Vibes to have a monthly function where you’re going to dance your ass off to some bachata, salsa, merengue, dembow and everything under the Latin sun.

In February, along with resident DJ, Norlan, we had our family DJ Dymand come bless a guest set. Somehow, someway the platano is always gone by end of the party.

Photos by Carlos De La Rosa

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Eggs Over March 2019 Recap

Some punk ass snow really couldn’t scare us away from brunching. It’s still bizarre that we’re days away from Spring and mother nature is hitting us like this but champagne can cure most things. For our March installment of Eggs Over at Troop, we brought out DJ Slick Vick to play a guest set — she killed it!

Would also like to note that pictures look 100% better when you’re holding a bottle of champagne. Y’all are mad rich.

Photos by Malakhai Pearson

Free Base Newsletter Feb/March 2019

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The February/March 2019 installment of our monthly-ish music newsletter, Free Base, features music from Solange, YBN Cordae, Key! and Kenny Beats (yep, “777” still slappin), Megan thee Stallion, Cam Bells and DaniLeigh.

Read + Subscribe! To listen/watch the featured artists, make sure you click on the photo associated with their song in the newsletter.

Luv U Better: Valentine's Special 2019 Recap

It felt like Valentine’s Day somehow stretched a whole week this year. In the midst of expensive dates, hella Ferrero Rocher and single’s awareness, we wanted to make Luv U Better feel a little bit more special. For one night only, we brought the all R&B flavor to Downtown Providence. Thank you to the NYC family Yoo Q! for coming and blessing us with a guest DJ set. Thank you to Don Julio Tequila for coming to get us happy with some Paloma’s early.

Photos by Malakhai Pearson

'47 HBCU Collection Editorial




We linked with ‘47 to help launch their HBCU collection by sharing the stories of alumni Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins and Alexis “Lexi With The Curls” Felder. They are both a part of the long history of HBCU alumni that have shaped the pillars and continue to be the driving influence of our culture everyday.

The full ‘47 HBCU Collection is now available here.

Event Recaps

Eggs Over February 2019 Recap

Since the first year of stay silent (Beautiful Silence for all the true day ones), Eggs Over has always been a staple. It’s taken many shapes and forms but two things have stayed consistent — the love for breakfast + music. Our latest installment of Eggs Over was at Troop in Providence and everything just felt right. The mimosas flowed, the chicken sandwich smacked and y’all stayed on the dance floor until it was dinner time.

Photos by Malakhai Pearson