Girls Girls Girls is a creative collective founded by Louise Chen and Piu Piu in 2012. United by the same love for music and dance the girls started their collaboration by organising parties at Social Club in Paris where they had a 2 year residency. Believing in the idea that live music and dance music should all be celebrated under one roof, Piu Piu and Louise invited acts like Sampha, Kelela, Mykki Blanco, Kilo Kish, Eclair Fifi, Moxie, Lil Silva, Jackmaster and many more to share the club-stage with them. Their love for the young, underground up and coming acts brought them to hosting Kelela, Brooke Candy and Kilo Kish’s first parisian shows. As DJs , the duo plays a colourful mix of house, soul, disco, techno and on some occasions even R&B and Hip-Hop – today, you can hear each one’s signature blend on Rinse France, where they both have their own show.
Girls Girls Girls est le collectif créatif de Piu Piu et Louise Chen qui se sont naturellement trouvées une passion commune pour la musique et la fête. Ainsi, les filles ont d’abord travaillé ensemble sur l’élaboration d’une fête Girls Girls Girls au Social Club à Paris. Deux ans plus tard, les filles ont fait des soirées à Londres, Berlin et on invité des artistes comme Sampha, Kelela, Mykki Blanco, Eclair Fifi, Lil Silva, Jackmaster et bien d’autres. Toujours en quête de nouveauté et de fraîcheur, c’est aux soirées Girls Girls Girls qu’elles ont exprimé leur vision pionnière en hostant, notamment, les premiers lives inédits d’artistes tels que Kelela et Brooke Candy. Leur univers riche et coloré, du R&B, au Hip-hop, à la House, UK Garage passant par le Disco et la Soul a séduit les dancefloors et festivals de France et d’Europe, mais aussi des marques de mode comme Nike, Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel, Tory Burch etc. Ayant chacune leur émission de radio sur Rinse France ainsi que leurs projets respectifs, Piu Piu et Louise Chen sont déterminées à réaliser toutes les idées et envies qui leur passent par la tête et vous faire danser jusqu’au matin!
gigs to come
20 octobre 2015
Piu Piu @ Paris, Boiler Room
21 octobre 2015
Louise Chen @ L'Entrée des Artistes
31 octobre 2015
Girls Girls Girls @ Secret Halloween Party!
6 novembre 2015
Girls Girls Girls @ Paris, Social Club
19 novembre 2015
Girls Girls Girls @ Paris, The SubStore
21 novembre 2015
Piu Piu @ Paris, La Machine
29 novembre 2015
Louise @ Paris, La Cigale
4 décembre 2015
Girls Girls Girls @ Les Renconctres des Transmusicales de Rennes
6 décembre 2011
Girls Girls Girls @ Paris, Grande Halle de La Villette
11 décembre 2015
Piu Piu @ Manchester, The Warehouse Project
Organising parties again for the Summer and starting my residency at Wanderlust with a BANG!
This is just a preview of the flyer painted by Jean André but couldn’t resist posting it! On top of Methodman & Redman taking us back to the Shaolin days, we’ll also have DJ James from notorious French rap group NTM doing a French rap set! Oh and me of course, I’ll bring the R&B vibes. And Big L, you know it!
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.
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.
Din Tai Fung (Yongkang Jie or Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT Station @ SOGO)The 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!
Fu Hang Dou Jiang (Shandao Temple MRT Station)
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.
Yong Kang Jie Beef Noodles
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.
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!
Paris Fashion Week… So many parties, so many outfits! Oh how I miss that Coach leather patchwork jacket.
Blondie and Mark Ronson performing was a happy surprise!
The baked potato caviar from Alexandra Long’s dinner party at Caviar Kaspia. And all the silliness I had in me at Darkdron Party at Les Bains. And you make a stop by Kanye’s showroom with the lads. Dressed like a popsicle for next Winter.
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!I 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
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) »