Funkineven, british producer, dropped a real summer bomb on us with « F’S Diss » Wooof!
Soundstream even opened his Boiler Room set with this tune.
And if you’re curious to hear the sample in it’s original form, here goes:
Back in July, I was sent to Beauregard festival in Normandy with my awesome reporting team: Fred Pruchon behind the lens and Max Legendre helping us produce it all to meet the artists performing and festival go-ers. We came back with a short video where I speak to Baxter Dury, Florence & The Machine, Django Django and Etienne de Crécy.
and a few good memories… Read More
Wahhhheeeey! Our dear London friend DJ Moxie is just killing everything right now! Renowned for her fun eclectic club DJ sets and for delivering fresh tunes every other Wednesday on NTS Radio. Moxie returned to BBC Radio 1 last week to host her Residency show. In the show you can hear a bunch of exclusive new tracks by Tirzah and a super fresh tuuuuuune by Leon Vynehall to name a few! Hurry and listen back to it all here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b064y5th
(It’s only available for replay for 28 more days aaaah)
Battles have a new song « The Yabba » and they will be releasing a new album « La Di Da Di » on Warp Records, September 18th.
Objectively one of my favorite bands. No nostalgia in my judgement, purely factual. They are technically amazing musicians and creatively pushing boundaries since 2007! Having been a post-rock/math rock fan as a teenager when Battles first came out my brain pretty much exploded. In my world it was a SUPERGROUP: with legendary guitar player Ian Williams from Don Caballero and John Stanier – drummer for Helmet and Tomahawk, Tyondai Braxton in the the original line up would bring the experimentation further. To me it was like hearing that the Beatles were starting a band with Prince, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson and Jeff Mills! (lol) This was their first hit.
This is the latest video coming from the genius mind of multi-talented Kirikoo.
Kirikoo is a famous dancer and artist and has been producing music under the moniker NS DOS for the last year and a half, making elaborate techno beats. In this new song and video you can see the extent of his artistry as a performer, musician and also as a conceptual creator. A very intriguing piece worth its’ 14 minutes. If ever you get the chance to see one of his live performances, they are all one of a kind.
I recently had a super interesting discussion with Madsear about music, rappers, sponsoring, brand management, etc. and somehow digressed onto Bill Withers! What always struck me about Bill Withers’ career was that he started at quite a mature age (32), was self-taught and went from having a regular 9 to 5 to writing radio hits to then letting himself disappear from the limelight. What appeared to me to be a simple, humble man’s attitude towards fame and « show business » I guess.
Last September, Piu Piu and I went ot New York for 5 days. It was Piu Piu’s first time in the Big Apple and since she’s been allergic to gluten for over a decade, I made sure I’d have a list of gluten free small-eats options we could go to. Geeked out a ton of different sandwich spots, arepas restaurants and Gluten free pizza of course! Somehow, one of the places that really hit our soft spot was a taqueria in the middle of East Villy: Otto Tacos.
Can’t start with a food section and not start with the basics.
I’m half taiwanese from my dad’s side. I owe 70% of what I know about food to my dad and to the food culture in Taiwan. So I’m going to dedicate this first post to him, my dad. He is such an amazing cook, making the simplest ingredients taste like heaven. There are many dishes I discovered in Taipei as a kid and there are many different small eats that have travelled the world to become super popular everywhere like Bubble tea or Boba, Taro ice cream, Mochi, black sesame deep fried balls, Gua Bao thanks to Eddie Huang sharing the culture with everyone one bao at a time, xiao long bao thanks to Din Tai Fung teaching the world the magical craft of making soup delicate soup dumplings… There is one dish that feels like going home to me and that’s the beef noodle soup: Hong xao niou rou mien also known as Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup – dark soy sauce based broth with tender beef and curled up ramen!
I can never forget the night I met Nina Las Vegas, Chris and Gina – the first Australians to adopt me like family. This photo was taken on a rainy summer night of July 2011. I was then writing/contributing for I Heart Magazine and we were celebrating the launch of issue #4 that we’d made in the South of France about the french Riviera. Last minute, the editor in chief Eleonore Klar who was my best friend, had a freak out, scared that no one would come because of the rainy weather. I was supposed to DJ a little bit at the party so I asked my boyfriend back then – DJ Mehdi – if he could invite a few of his friends along… Innocently, not realising for one second that he was going to invite all of Ed Banger, Brodinski, Solange Knowles, Humberto Leon, A-Trak and his Australian friend, DJ and radio host Nina Agzarian. The party was a huge success, the drinks were ridiculously expensive but somehow everyone was just « one one » in the famous words of Drizzy Drake.
This is a picture taken at the very first Girls Girls Girls party (it was actually named « Girls Gurls Grrrls » at that time!).