WHERE: Dash Radio – Hollywood, CA
PHOTOS BY: Daisy Torres
Photos & Story by Daisy Torres
With over 1 Million subscribers and 200 Million Plays on YouTube, Alex G. is rapidly becoming well know in the music industry with fans all over the world watching her every step. She started her musical journey on YouTube, mostly singing covers of mainstream music, “Payphone” by Maroon 5 being her most popular with over 14 Million plays!
Standing apart from typical YouTube stars, Alex G. just released new debut album “Make Your Move” filled with original songs. Luckily today, a few fans who entered the contest via @DashRadio and @WhatsTrending Twitter were chosen not only watch her perform live and get interviewed but got a chance to meet her and take an unforgettable photo with her to share on their social channels.
Alex performed an original track she wrote which could be found on her new album that she says stemmed from a very personal experience. She ended the intimate performance by playing one of host Shira Lazar’s infamous “YouTube Challenges” by having one minute to perform a medley of popular songs covered in her original style which included: “All of Me” by John Legend, “Counting Stars” by One Republic, “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift and “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith. During the interview, Alex spoke candidly about the struggles of her past relationships which have inspired her music alongside revealing interesting stories about how she started off and why she posted her first video on YouTube.
Stay tuned for more exclusive contests with your favorite artists, check back frequently on our Third Floor Network EVENTS section as we keep you updated on great events (mostly free 😉 around town.
Special thanks to What’s Trending (Shira/Mike/Lon/Chris), Dash Radio/Skee Team (Kay Coria/Erynn Grey/John Halterman & the entire awesome staff of interns), Ranella (Vitamin Water) & Daisy Torres for helping today run smooth for those in studio or for those that will get to view the #AskAlexG fan chat and performances online soon on the What’s Trending YouTube channel.
See performance videos below. More videos of her performance/interview will be available on YouTube via What’s Trending soon
Alex G. performing several cover songs in this You Tube Challenge by host Shira Lazar:
See more photos below:
The always entertaining Dillon Francis will be at Dash Radio for an interview with Skee, be one of the lucky ones to meet him by following the steps above.
Soccer fans in attendance to the EA Sports launch party for the new FIFA 15 game tonight were treated with a pleasant surprise as superstar USMNT Captain Clint “Deuce” Dempsey performed for the very first time. Dempsey is known to be working on The ReDUX mixtape at the SKEElodge executively produced by Tony Alva & Mike Chehade, but this was the first time he has taken the stage as a performer, Dash Radio was onsite to livestream the exclusive event hosted by DJ Skee. In the crowd included Maurice Edu & Tim Cahill of the New York Red Bulls, Deandre Yeadin (Seattle Sounders), Mark Foster (Foster The People), Trae The Truth and many more.
Attendees and fans were also treated to early previews of the game via consoles available for play onsite as well as a performance by Nico and Vinz who are best known for the recent success of their Billboard chart topping hit, “Am I Wrong” (which has already received over 75 Million Plays on YouTube). The Norweigan duo are also featured on the critically acclaimed FIFA 15 soundtrack which can be heard exclusively on a FIFA 15 pop station on the new Dash Radio. The much anticipated game releases next Tuesday 9/23.
Check out the photos below by those in attendance to see what you might have missed and be on the lookout for chances to win access to exclusive events like the one below:
This week on “Line By Line” the lyrics to Rae Sremmurd‘s “No Flex Zone” get decoded! Produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and considered by many to be the song of the summer, the artists themselves, Lil Debbie, Cynthia LuCiette, Dr. Chorizo, Simon Rex and the rest of the gang roll our their interpretation of the swaggy track! #LineByLine #SkeeTV #SuperCreative
In case you weren’t one of the lucky ones to hang with us when Jasmine Villegas was on What’s Trending a few years ago, here is another chance to see the lovely lady in person. Make sure to follow all steps and hashtag #dashradio on your video to enter to win. Good luck Jasminators and we hope to see you there!
The youngest, cutest Jonas Brother will be performing on What’s Trending next week, in the audience will be a few lucky selected fans. Hope you are one of the ones selected and we get a chance to meet you! Details of the Dash Radio contest below. Enter before Thursday 8.28, you will be contacted via your social media! Must be local to LA or be able to travel to LA on your own to attend.
DJ Skee interviewed Wiz Khalifa at the new Dash Radio studios in Hollywood, CA. Lucky fans from Florida, Conneticut, Fresno, Arizona and Los Angeles were in attendance to hear the exclusive “Blacc Hollywood” interview and had a chance to ask their own questions submitted to SkeeTV host, Jen DeLeon. Post interview and meet & greet, fans were treated with a special surprise to attend Wiz Khalifa’s Myspace Secret Show at the Roxy in Hollywood for the climax of an amazing experience.
To learn more about Dash Radio visit www.dashradio.com.
Special shout out to to Amber Rose & Sebastian Taylor, Atlantic Records (Brannon & Motti), VIBE Magazine and Hip Hop Wired who were in the building too.
Watch DJ Skee’s interview with Wiz below:
We grow up on great radio programs like the Wake Up Show, Friday Night Flavaz, Divine Forces Radio, Chocolate City on KCRW, Mike Nardone on KXLU, Westside Radio on KDAY hosted by Julio G., they inspired us by their unique unrestricted programming and exclusive in-depth interviews to create Third Floor Radio highlighting the classics alongside helping discover new talented artists. Excited there is a new platform that allows for the same soundtracking for every genre of music. In case you missed it, also check out why DJ SKEE quit radio here.
Download the new DASH Radio APP for IPhones HERE and comment below of what you think.
“Ever think that radio sucks with the same few songs and playlists over and over? Don’t forget the 15 minutes of commercials per hour too, and lack of variety and personality. DASH Radio brings the magic back radio once had. We don’t have or want 1000’s of stations (that only simulcast FM broadcasts and the same 10 formats repeatedly), or the lack of variety and energy computer powered playlists give you- DASH is all original and real, with the most authentic and credible stations, DJ’s, and team behind us.
Dash Radio was created by the world’s biggest DJ’s who became fed up with the limitations of regular FM radio (and hate internet playlists that pose as radio powered by soulless computers). Together, we formed Dash with one goal: to provide the best radio platform in the world. This means all the variety you ever wanted with zero commercials… oh ya, all live 24/7, for free.
We work hard to provide the best radio experience in the world (seriously, there are live DJ’s in our studio right now 24/7) but please tell us what you want to hear, add, or change as we are constantly evolving. If you like what you hear and want to help us grow, tell your friends to join the evolution of radio. Thanks for being down with us on day one.”
DASH has a fast and easy interface: simply click on your favorite preset stations (like the dashboard of a car) and go. No ad’s, new windows, or searching. Everything is done with a simple tap!
Radio has always been the biggest avenue for music discovery. DASH provides an innovative platform for artists while offering listeners the variety they want, without limitations.” -L.A. Reid
“DASH is the best radio app in the world.” -DJ Skee.
“Music powers my workouts and sets the tone before a game. Dash Radio provides the easiest way for me to listen wherever I go with no interruptions or commercials.” -Adrian Peterson
DASH Radio features:
•No commercials or awkward pauses between songs
•REAL DJ’s playing music! No computers and algorithms controlling you
•50+ ORIGINAL (not simulcast from FM) live streaming stations
•The fastest & simplest way to listen to music
•Revolutionary dashboard system to change stations easily
•Interactivity with DJ’s, artists, and other listeners as in real time
•Stream the music via bluetooth or cord to your car & speakers/headphones
•Amazing sound quality
•The best programming in the world
Antonique Smith, DJ Mia & DJ Beatcrazed on TFR 5.28.14
DJ Beatcrazed Mix
Antonique Smith Interview x LIVE performance
Antonique discusses being raised in church, performing in school plays which later led to Broadway theater advantages, challenges she overcame in being cast as Faith Evans in “Notorious,” raising $50K on KickStarter, her upcoming performances with Tyrese, Johnny Gill and much more. She ends the interview with an exclusive LIVE performance of her latest single “Hold Up! Wait A Minute.”
DJ Mia “Trapt in Space” MIx
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