Daft Punk is featured in French magazine Obsession and it is one badass spread. The iconic helmets are polished to a high shine and the styling and details are fascinating! I love them all, but the glove? I want that framed and on my wall, like, now.
The new album Random Access Memories is expected to release stateside on May 21. You can read the editorial here. Google translate is a bit rough but you’ll at least get the gist of it.
[Via Trendland, and my friend Chelsea]
I’m 5 days in to a 12 day marathon at work. No weekend this week, so instead I caught up with my dear friend Gena over coffee and tea and also snuck away for some lunching. The only hard part has been the gloomy, stormy weather that makes me want to stay in bed. Enjoy your weekend, friends. Make it an extra good one.
Here are a few of my favorites from the week. Kiss!
No surprise, I lunched at Sitka & Spruce. Smelt, loxed trout, and lightly fermented vegetables. Oh, and some bubbly.
I indulged in Thai pastries. Chef made these pastries filled with her pineapple preserves as a gift for one of our servers that just moved to Hawaii. These piggies were ‘seconds’ so they became mine.
I had this on repeat. Then I decided to check out the video. Nothing like Time (Clock of the Heart) as the soundtrack to an extra long week. I suddenly see the irony in this.
I had been preparing myself for a less than spring-y Spring this year, but as luck would have it we’ve been completely spoiled so far. I actually got to wear shorts and skirts for the past five days! I don’t remember Seattle being this generous last year, in fact I remember something like two straight weeks of rain at one point. My fingers are crossed that this lovely weather continues. Hoping you’ve gotten kissed by the sun as well.
Summer dress for an impromptu al fresco brunch. Love the kimono style of this dress, complete with the sweetest drop-waist skirt. Too bad the skirt was so short the back of my legs looked very much like the stripes on the tablecloth, thanks to the picnic-style chairs. Ah, but who cares it was a gorgeous day, and my legs hadn’t seen the sun in for-ev-er.
On The Radio Live (1983). I’ve unabashedly confessed my obsession over disco music a few times before, so of course I was really sad to hear that Donna Summer had passed away yesterday. She has always been, and will continue to be one of my all-time favorite artists. Here’s a sweet little performance to celebrate The Queen of Disco and her talents that went far beyond that title.
Lana Del Rey.
She’s an incredibly polarizing figure in today’s music scene but for me she’s a breath of much needed style and talent. Regardless of what the critics say or how you feel about her, it feels like enough to celebrate the fact that she’s different.
Check out Blue Jeans above. This video is sexy to no end!
In celebration of Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday the folks at Google created this little feature. Absolutely love this; I know what I’ll be listening to after work tonight.
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A big fan for over a year now, I was beyond excited when Natalia Kills finally launched her debut album stateside earlier this week. Not quite patiently waiting for this album I’ve had to get my Natalia Kills fix via YouTube videos. She’s got my getting-ready-to-go-out soundtrack nailed, but having to stop mid eye-liner application to push replay every two and a half minutes was far from ideal (but still completely worth it). For me, Natalia Kills is everything that pop music SHOULD be, complete with a style that matches and complements her music. Some are calling it ”revenge pop” but I don’t really care what it is, this album is fierce. If you’re looking for something new in pop music check her out–you can stream the new album from her site. (A few of my favorites: Wonderland, Break You Hard, Love Is A Suicide, Nothing Lasts Forever, & Mirrors.)
She’s done the circuit stateside, but this live version from her home is my favorite. Thank god for Adele.
It doesn’t happen often, but there are occasions where I miss some really cool stuff on TV…like this for example. You may or may not know that new disco makes my heart race, so this right here is everything I love about dance music. Could Chromeo be any more awesome? I think not. Oh how I love the addition of the strings and the Robert Palmer-esque girls. This has me wishing for Friday night.
[Thanks to my awesome bro for sending it and making my day.]
Last Thursday night I had the chance to go to a party hosted at the Redwood Room at the Clift Hotel in downtown San Franciso. It’s a gorgeous bar that is paneled from floor to ceiling with wood from a single redwood tree, and the original art deco chandeleirs and sconces from 1933 still adorning the walls and ceilings. As a cool contrast from the richness of the wood there are digital frames projecting portraits of people with the eyes that follow you throughout the room.
The night was glamourous and luxurious, and hence, was a great spot for people-watching. But even with all of the eye candy, we were there for the music. We all know I have a thing for a good DJ, but I also love the symphony and I try to go a few times a year. On this night Inka 1 and violinist Paul Dateh came to perform a joint set of smooth hip-hop beats accompanied by the classical sounds of the violin. It was bananas! When they transitioned into Ghostface Killah’sCherchez la Ghost oh my god, I was in heaven…two of my favorite musical genres rolled into one. Add a glass or two of bubbly and there’s the cherry on top. It was a great night.
Check out the video below of the guys in the studio, it really is great stuff.
One of my favorite things to do is to go to work with my Lova and people watch from the DJ booth. It’s great fun and there’s always something interesting to see when you have girls in too-tight dresses and alcohol involved. Listening-in on requests from people is also an interesting past time; I won’t go into details in this post, but there is an etiquette to making requests, and most do not follow it.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard a girl come up and ask “Umm, when are you going to play something that’s on the radio?” (This usually during a remix of a popular radio tune.) Song selection aside, this has to be one of the lamest things I’ve ever heard. Sweetie, there’s more to life than what you see on TV and what you hear on the radio. To be fair, I admit that I do love a good cheesy pop song, but to limit yourself only to things that are easily accessible is a crime.
So on that note, if you’re looking for something deeper than radio playlists of the same 20 songs, I present to you the club DJ’s answer back to all of the BS requests for Ke$ha and Miley Cyrus: Bass-heavy club music at its best, this is what dance music is.
Be sure to listen out for Starkillers (#5), Empire of the Sun (#7), Autodidakt (#9), and Lauren Flax – Richie Panic & UFO remix (last track).
1. Ill DJ Chris B & Curtis B – Get Up
2. Ludacris – Ho (FnDannyBoy Remix)
3. Canblaster – Chicken Run
4. Sub Focus – Could This Be Real
5. Starkillers – Cantina
6. Sub Focus – Move Higher feat Culture Shock
7. Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Punk Rolla Remix)
8. Sharam Jey & Loulou – Monday Morning (Jamie’s Face Down Remix)
9. Autodidakt – 15 Seconds (GTRONIC Rmx)
10. FakeBlood vs Rye Rye – Banging on Mars
11. Momma’s Boy VS MikiX The Cat – At Night
12. Will Bailey Hot Mouth – Set It Off
13. Klipar – Hard To Get That Yo (Dirty Noise Remix)
14. Steve Aoki ft Zuper Blahq – I’m In The House (LMFAO Remix)
15. B Rich – Make Me Dance (KILLABIT Remix)
16. Hostage – Dubtch
17. The Beat Molesterz – iFreak (Beatmoesterz Remix)
18. Kill The Noise – Roots
19. Ladybox – Cookies (B. Rich & AC Slater Remix)
20. Craze – Drop To The Flo
21. Ludacris – How Low (Birdpeterson Remix)
22. Laruen Flax – You’ve Changed My Mind (Richie Panic and UFO Remix)