• Music Monday

Puff Daddy – Bad Boys Reunion Shows

Puff Daddy returned to Brooklyn for his label’s reunion show this weekend. The business mastermind behind Notorious Big’s success, the revival of Police’s « Every breath You Take », the high-end fashion brand Sean John and the famous liquor Cîroc, brought out a ton of acts you love and have loved over the last two decades. Here are my highlight Puffy appearances.

This one for the video alone! And last but not least, his cameo in J Lo’s MTV Diary is simply the best.

  • Music Monday

New Mix For Highsnobiety

 

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Made a soulful mix for Highsnobiety! Read the article here.

Tracklist:

1. Prince – So Blue

2. The-Dream – Sweat it Out

3. The Brothers Johnson – Land of the Ladies

4. Rhythm Machine – Put A Smile On Time

5. Domo Genesis Feat. Anderson Paak – Dapper

6. Max Graef – No 5

7. Moodymann – The Day We Lost The Soul Tribute! (To The Soul We Lost)

8. Theo Parrish – Walking Thru The Sky (Original Mix)

9. Omar S – Ah Revolution (Poli Grip For Partials Nik Mix)

10. Anna Wise – Precious Possession

11. Jameszoo Feat. Arthur Verocai – Flu

12. Silent Jay xJace XL – Just Waking Up

13. Kali Uchis Feat. Vince Staples – Only Girl

14. Moses Sumner – Plastic

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  • Music Monday

Prince

I can’t get over the sad news of him passing away… He was a true genius and seemed to be a wonderful and hilarious person. Some of his songs move me to my core. Here’s a selection of Prince songs that I can never forget.

This one I remember DJ Mehdi playing it at the end of the Carte Blanche b2b with Riton DJ sets during the US Tour 2010. Always got the club so happy!

Amongst all the tribute mixes out there, here are my favourites courtesy of Charlie Bones’ NTS Radio show and Benji B’s Radio 1 tribute.

 

  • Food Friday

Taipei: Top 3 Food Spots

Din Tai Fung (Yongkang Jie or Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT Station @ SOGO)2016-03-15 14.17.51 2016-03-15 14.03.55 2016-03-15 13.58.542015-12-23 14.18.08 2015-12-23 14.15.44 2015-12-23 13.16.53The most famous Taiwanese restaurant in the world. So good it became a worldwide chain serving you traditional Shanghainese breakfast dumplings aka Xiao Long Bao. They perfected a technique where the dough is so thin it’s translucent and you can see the broth of the steamed dumpling forming in it… Bite-sized steamy pieces of heaven! If you’re into crispy grilled gyoza-style dumplings, they also have some with shrimp inside. And last but not least, 100% comfort in a bowl – their clear chicken and ginger broth!

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Every Taiwanese person knows this as a general fact. The best breakfast soy milk and egg sandwiches are at Fu Hang Dou Jiang. No need for further discussion. When you get out of the MRT Station Shandao Temple, be it any day of the week, people are lined up from the counter to the street and all throughout the staircase of the building that hosts the cantine. That’s how good it is! One million times worth the wait. The specialties here are: Shaobing with egg omelet inside (sesame flat bread), egg-omelet and pancake, savoury soy milk with you tiao (the chinese doughnut: crispy and light like an extra crispy croissant). They make their shao bing the old trraditional way, not in an oven but in a DIY hot-metal bin to which they stick the bread which makes it’s exterior layer super crisp while the inside is melty hot bread.

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This is one of the oldest typical Taiwanese beef noodle soup spot! It serves the traditional « red » beef broth aswell as the clear beef broth – here the noodles are firm and chewy but thin enough to still be able to slurp them in a few gulps! Another specialty that you MUST try when you visit this place is the steamed rice and pork intestines – so fragrant! Before you get into the thick of your dishes you should try a variety of small plates or appetizers if you will: cucumber salad, marinated eggplant and the specials pickled cabbage and dried tofu. The big bonus with this place is that it serves food from 10am until 10:30pm without interruption. No matter what time you choose to come you’ll always find a line of people waiting for seats outside. It’s one of those spots that are famous FOR A GOOD REASON.

 

  • Music Monday

Altered Soul Experiment

If you’re looking to escape and go on a spiritual journey for an hour, we have exactly what you need:

Here’s the latest Jazz Mix by our friends at Altered Soul Experiment. If you don’t know about them yet, they run a dope venture out of Berlin selling you cassette tape mixes! That’s right, you couldn’t be more retro-technology loving but these guys deliver the goods with releases by Volcov, Red Greg, Ge-ology, Altered Soul Experiment has started to do the round-up on the best souldful selectors out there!

And since it wouldn’t be a true Berlin thing without a good party, this Saturday March 19th, A.S.E. are having a throw down with Volcov at Ohm.  

Further event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1133635879994300/

  • Funday Sunday
  • Throwback Thursday

Fashionz Fun Diary

Paris Fashion Week… So many parties, so many outfits! Oh how I miss that Coach leather patchwork jacket.

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  • Throwback Thursday

The Internet & Kilo Kish 3 years ago!

 

Taking you back to 2013 when The Internet and Kilo Kish came to perform in Paris for the first time and I was deejaying with them and organising their little aftershow at Silencio!Verso-Internet-PRINTI had been following the first few works of Kilo Kish and The Internet, especially Matt and Michael Uzowuru’s work under the name The Jet Age of Tomorrow and the track they’d all made together « Want You Still »

In 2012, I’d randomly deejayed a party with Justin Scott aka Kish’s manager and ASAP Rocky’s DJ and right there and then that’s how I met the voice that had been haunting me through my iPod for almost 2 years! Through Girls Girls Girls I wanted to bring her over to Paris and somehow we managed to have her play at Silencio after her show with The Internet! After her concert, we were going to DJ of course, but we hosted our very first KARAOKE at Silencio’s cinema room. Man, that very first one, hours of getting songs together, the lyrics, synching them, getting the DVDs made and finding the right groove to get people to jump on the mic. Lucky for us Syd was in the crowd and went on to do UGK’s International Players Anthem! Fast forward to 2016, The Internet are playing a sold out show in Paris next week and Kilo Kish just released her debut album Reflections in Real Time

 

  • Funday Sunday

Happy Valentine’s Day

I made a vinyl-only mix of some of my favorite songs about love and about heartache for the French i-D Magazine. It’s essentially Soul, Funk, R&B and a bit of Jazz to spread some of that lovin’ ! Have a sweet Valentine’s Sunday people!

Here’s the tracklist:

1. Gloria Ann Taylor – « World That’s Not Real »

2. Little Ann – « Deep Shadows »

3. Weldon Irvine – « I Love You »

4. Leroy Hutson – « Love The Feeling »

5. 9th Creation – « Sexy Girl »

6. Little Ann –  » The Smile On Your Face »

7. Al Green – « You Ought To Be With Me »

8. Barbara Mason – « You Better Stop It »

9. Deniece Williams – « It’s Important To Me »

10. Patrice Rushen – « Let’s Sing A Song Of Love »

11. Tarika Blue – « Truth Is The Key »

12. Minnie Riperton – « Feelin’ That The Feeling’s Good »

13. Love Unlimited – « Love’s Theme (Instrumental) »