We have just returned from having an extremely busy and adventurous summer.

We had an incredible and transformative time in Brazil for World Cup doing some amazing and impactful work on the ground with the team from U-Play and introduced people to the Soccket. A soccer ball that generates energy based on your amount of play. The Soccket was introduced to several favelas where we played with children and taught them about social invention. The time spent there changed us all.

The amazing team at Samsung brought Humbleriot on board to curate and produce the Samsung Summer Mix Series with the Samsung Shape. A powerful wireless speaker system that provides sonic multi-room bliss and we tapped Chromeo, Cash Cash, Katy Tiz, & Oh Honey to share stories of their influences and creative process using the Samsung Shape.

Our Heineken After Dark Music series was in full swing with the global soul luminary Jesse Boykins III and we had the opportunity to produce some unforgettable pop up concerts with Moses Somney, Liam Bailey, and our long time friend Aloe Blacc at Soho House NY. AND…our team at Airbnb tapped Humbleriot to create the soundtrack for their rebrand launch event in San Francisco. 

We are incredibly thankful to have these opportunities to share musical experiences and explore and redefine cultural discovery and inspiration. Wait until you see what we have coming up for the Fall!

Watch this space…we are just getting started.



We have had the opportunity to work with the RED team and LMS on an amazing initiative pairing the food community the fight against AIDS. Mario Batali and several culinary luminaries have joined forces to turn dishes at their restaurants RED. This campaign launched last night and will go until June 10th.

Not only have chefs joined the charge, we have been able to get the Artist community involved as well. Questlove, from The Legendary Roots Crew, just launched his collaboration with RED & Plated today. 

Findout how YOU can get involved at RED.org


Billboard Music Awards

People still care about music. If you don’t believe this, tell that to the 10.5 million viewers that tuned in yesterday!!!

According to Billboard Biz, The 2014 Billboard Music Awards was the most watched edition in the show’s 13 year history!!!  

Song of the Week: Underbart by Little Dragon


Little Dragon has officially released their new album Nabuma Rubberband  and we can’t stop listening!  Check out one of our favorite songs from the album below:

Compton’s First Billionaire?

Apple is rumored to be in talks to purchase Beats for a cool $3.2 Billion, an unprecedented move for Apple who is rarely known for making major acquisitions. 

If the Squawk on the street holds up Dr. Dre will officially become Hip Hop’s first Billionaire (Sorry Diddy)… Not bad for a kid from Compton!

You can find out more details on the rumored acquisition here.

Song of the Week: Stay with Me by Sam Smith (Shy FX Remix)

The sun is FINALLY shining in New York City and Shy FX’s remix of Sam Smith’s Stay With Me is the PERFECT track to ring in the warmer weather For that he earns our SONG OF THE WEEK!


Song of the Week: Down On My Luck by Vic Mensa (prod. by Stefan Ponce)

Our Song of the Week nod goes to Mr. Vic Mensa for his new track Down On My Luck. The song represents a new direction for the Chicago born rapper. 

The song was produced by the incredibly talented Stefan Ponce !!! Enjoy!


Last week we launched our new music series Heineken After Dark featuring Emily King at The Box. We had DJ Center on the 1s and 2s and a full house of music enthusiasts from the fashion, pr, tech, and music communities and it was an incredible time. Stay tuned for our next Heineken After Dark in June.

Incredible pics shot by Seher Sikandar

Song of the Week: The World Is Yours by Nas (Q-Tip Remix)


The Song of the Week honors go to Q-Tip and the legendary Nasir Jones better known to the rest of the world as NAS. This week marks the 20 year anniversary of arguably one of the best Hip Hop albums ever, Illmatic.  

Check out our favorite remix for The World is Yours below. You can also check out the special 20 year edition of the albumhere.  

Marissa Mayer: Making Moves In Music

If you believe music isn’t relevant to a brand or company’s overall strategy, don’t tell Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer that!

A close analysis of Mayer’s recent acquisitions as well as the company’s partnership extension with Vevo, may point to Yahoo quietly becoming a powerful player in the music industry.

Stay Tuned!!!