On Monday, May 14th, some of New York City’s sharpest, coolest, and most influential individuals met up at the Co-Op of Rivington Hotel for the #Postcards album release party. This event showcased a wide range of up and coming artists meant to cater to an eclectic audience. The album features artists like Christian Rich, After the Smoke, POSSO, Brianna Collette, Amtrac, Talwst, Brittany Bosco and more. Please take a second to download and listen to the album yourself here. Below are some pictures from the event, enjoy!
For Immediate Release: The Influence Series releases its first compilation album #Postcards Vol 1, Supports The VIVA GLAM Team
Indie Music’s Top Artists & Event Mavens Come Together to Create #Postcards VOL 1
The Influence Series releases its first compilation album titled, #Postcards VOL 1 , and supports the VIVA Glam team in the New York AIDS walk 2012
New York, NY – May 10th -The #Postcards event series is set to kick off its summer launch on Monday May 14th. The #Postcards Project is a monthly event highlighting different cultural regions and building awareness around key global issues while bringing contemporary flair to NYC nightlife. For its re-introduction, the lifestyle brand, “The Influence Series” teamed up with some of indie music’s rising stars to create a compilation album that is sure to be a must have this Summer. The Influence Series’ founders Michael “Mancini” McConnell and DJ CEO executive produced the buzz-worthy album, #Postcards Volume I, Set to launch on May 14th, the album features new music from artists like Christian Rich, After the Smoke, POSSO Universe, Brianna Collette, Amtrac, Talwst, Brittany Bosco and more. The albums first single is produced by well known Deejay/Producer DJ M.O.S. and singer/songwriter Nicholas Howard.
Inspired by the eclectic mix the artists brought to the album, The Influence Series felt it was only right to use their event as a platform for independent artists to make their NYC introduction. The album was mastered by musical luminaries M.Willmatic and DJ Big Rich at Sophist Studios in New York City. The event takes place on May 14th at Co-Op Food & Drink @ The Hotel on Rivington on The Lower East Side from 6pm-11pm. The guests will have an opportunity to hear songs off the new album and download for free. The event is sponsored by Glamaholic Magazine and also supports the VIVA GLAM team in the New York Aids walk 2012. Please RSVP to TheInfluenceNYC@Gmail.com
The Influence Series presents Postcards, a monthly event series about developing world connections through the celebration of culture, music, fashion, art and business. When we embrace the richness of the world’s cultures our awareness and taste levels elevate. This elevation in personal and professional tastes ultimately determines our quality of life. The concept revolves around the idea that all individuals should embrace that, which is beyond our borders in the constant pursuit of excellence and forward thinking. It is through our achievements that we can inspire greatness from those around us.
As we embark on our fourth event season the Influence Series creative team came together a couple of months ago and decided to put together a compilation album comprising of really dope indie artist in the progressive music space. Our goal as a creative collective is to simply provide platforms for individuals who create art. The album project allows us to introduce our support base to artist from all over the world.
We were inspired by the likes of Stéphane Pompougnac, Kitsuné, DFA Records, Giant Step and various indie artist who use music as a means to communicate social messages.
We have artist such as the super talented designers, musicians by the name of POSSO Universe, AMTRAC, Peter Hadar, TALWST, Brittany Bosco , Nicholas Howard and our lead single produced by global producer/DJ Deejay M.O.S.
As we wrap up the final production, we decided to have our buddy and respected colleague Jey Van-Sharp creative strategist of MyÜberLife an NYC based consulting agency sit down with one of the artist featured on our album, by the name of Brianna Collette. The two spoke about music’s influence on the human psyche, it’s cultural inspiration and their own experiences.
The dialogue was so amazing we decided to film and use some of this compelling conversation for a few skits on the #Postcards album. All of this can be heard on May 14th at CO-OP Food & Drink @ The Hotel On Rivington as we hold the launch event for this rare and rad occasion.
Stay tuned for more details and keep checking back. Follow us on Twitter @TheInfluenceNYC
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Friday “Solid Gold” Music is House, Disco House and Classics Attire: Scarface Start time: 9:00pm-2am For table reservations please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday Pool Side Session Affair with 80’s and international music Start: 12:00pm to 4:00pm Reservations for Beach Pod’s recommended please RSVP to email@example.com
Saturday Night Dinner at Lemon café ( Moroccan inspired cuisine) Party to start after dinner Start: 9:00pm to ? Attire-Parisian themed
Sunday Sunset Sundays Yacht party Private beach party at Fort George with light food and Bottles of Rose and Champagne Cost $80 per person Start: 12:00pm pick up Pull up to shore at the Gansevoort at 5:00pm for Fish Fry, Island Music and Bonfire Reservations for guests strongly recommended firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pop’ Africana, a publication “dedicated to delivering a rejuvenated image of Africans, was founded in 2008 by Oroma Elewa. Her goal with the 3 year old magazine is to shed beautiful light on the vibrant contemporary side of the diaspora hardly viewed or appreciated in the West.
Pop’ Africana is available in eight cities in five countries for $15 each.
You may be seeing Ms. Oroma as an Influencer in the near future!
This is for lovers of great food. I was strolling through Clinton Hill this Sunday; specifically Myrtle avenue and walked into Sans Souci, a Jamaican restuarant with a touch of Italian, French, American, Chinese and Creole cuisine. All Rasta Pasta lovers know how monumental it is when another restaurant is found, so my advice is to go give this gem a look-see. Happy eating!
Made of New York furniture is comprised of discarded Manhattan lumber and is constructed using as few machines as possible. This innovative and creatively made furniture, designed by former creative director of Ikea Sweden and current head of strategic design consultancy Daytime Projects, John-Michael Ekeblad, along with furniture designer Jonathan Locke and timber-sourcing expert Brian Kane. Made of New York is currently finding a retailer to house the collection, but until then pieces sell online from New York City Snaps, with prices ranging from $220-1,200.