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Natasha Diggs Wants You To Find Happiness

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Anywhere and everywhere

With one listen to DJ Natasha Diggs' work (or one peek at her Instagram), the thought that she may have been born in the wrong decade is hard to resist. After all, Diggs makes soul, disco, and funk music; her style is reminiscent of the '60s and '70s; and she's a sucker for a good record store. But her music is exactly what we need right now: a blissful escape from the realities of being alive in 2018.

Though it can feel like a respite from the stresses that surround us, that's not to say Diggs's music lacks awareness of our current world—on the contrary, actually. It's more that she urges her listeners to focus on the good things instead of dwelling on the bad. Diggs implores us not to discount the warm feelings of love and acceptance at a time when it's so easy to get lost in fear of the future, near or far.

For Diggs, those warm feelings come when she gets onstage. "In my day-to-day, I can be kind of shy or introverted in some ways," she told us. "But when I DJ, that is my time to open up and share my passion, and share this music with people." Her music allows her to be the most authentic version of herself, while simultaneously allowing her to be her happiest, most fulfilled self. And when she's really in the mood to celebrate (as we so often should), Diggs is ever the fan of popping a bottle of Segura Viudas Cava,

Hear more about the artist and her music, above.

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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