We had a chance to ask him few questions. Enjoy.
Where do you get your inspirations?
We had a chance to ask him few questions. Enjoy.
Where do you get your inspirations?
What do you think when you mix?
and twitter: The Home Current
1. TM404: S/T (Kontra)
2. Musiccargo: Harmonie (Emotional Response)
3. Special Request: Soul Music (Houndstooth)
4. Patrick Cowley: School Daze (Dark Entries)
5. Who Is William Onyeabor: S/T (Luaka Bop)
6. Serafina Steer: The Moths Are Real (Stolen)
7. Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
8. Woo: Whichever Way You Are Going, You Are Going Wrong (Emotional Rescue)
9. Finis Africae: A Last Discovery, The Essential Collection, 1984-2001 (EM Records)
10. Studio Ghibli: Kokyo Kyokushu (Mondo)
11. Karl Hyde: Edgeland (Universal)
12. Express Rising: S/T (Not On Label)
13. Boards Of Canada: Tomorrow’s Harvest (Warp)
14. Craig Leon: Nommos (Superior Viaduct)
15. Grazia: S/T (Fortuna)
16. Gunnar Haslam: Mimesiak (L.I.E.S.)
17. Angéle David-Guillou: Kourouma (Village Green)
18. Dickon Hinchliffe: Red Riding, In The Year Of Our Lord 1980 (Blackest Ever Black)
19. Rauelsson: Vora (Sonic Pieces)
20. Forest Swords: Engravings (Tri Angle)
We’re amazed at how the auto-proclaimed “biggest rockstar of all” Kanye West has managed to make a move on the whole media-sensitive creative sphere. As reluctant as the so-called underground scene might feel, Ye is smartly sharing his point to the world. After crying out loud on general media, M. West also took the discreet and subtle time to talk to the ones he says he defends: the creative minds.
Here he is, having a sweet talk to the ears of Harvard Graduate School of Design, waivering some subtle humor: “I’m not a politician, I am – at my best – politically incorrect”, and keeping his cool. No Rant For Once!
Creative genius? Who are we to judge. But Marketing genius? Definitely.
As late adopters, we took Miley Cyrus seasonal story backwards from all the fuss since the VMA 2013 performance, and just went on to watch her “We Can’t Stop” music video. The least we can say is that our perception flipped all over.
The buzz explosion literally buried the whole story behind this new personae of hers. “We Can’t Stop” proves that commentators and other outraged trolls have no idea what this is all about. Miley Cyrus goes on a so-called scandalous trip that has nothing more shocking than Harmony Korine’s Springbreakers. By the way, the whole imaginarium behind “We Can’t Stop” seems sensibly inspired by last year’s most wicked youth manifesto.
Curiously enough, when a legit indie filmmaker drops a bunch of Disney girls into a bath of blood and acid, critics and people alike put a fist under their chin with an interested frown. But when a popstar goes down the stream, she gets slut-bashed. We’re now convinced Miley has all the rights to twerk her way through freedom, whatever Lily Allen may think of it.
Our video of interest, with all its soulful blunt youth aspirations:
As we’ve left Paris for quite some time now for cosmopolitan horizons in London and Ho Chi Minh City, we forgot what a Parisienne was like. And we’re sorry but our beloved Paris Fashion Week crowd is not Parisienne at all. While Isabel Marant is blowing her concept worldwide with H&M, we’re feeling refreshed with this music video from S-Crew called Les Parisiennes.
Far from a naive fragrance commercial cliché, this video packs real charm. Parisiennes are not Kate Moss or Carine Roitfeld knock-offs. They’re cosmopolitan. Blonde, brunette, Asian, Mediterranean. They are natural and even the naturalist take of the video does not fall on the hipster side of raw posing that all indie pop bands are nowadays showing.
Our dear Parisiennes are described as admirable for their adventurous lifestyle, their cocktail pick, but also take a dent because they’d be inaccessible. Like many New-Yorkers and Londoners, she’s become cynical. But S-Crew knows where the fault is: from us guys first-time heartbreakers. “The first boy did not love them” / “They see passion just as a game”.
Yes, London Fashion Week happened; a very different edition from last year: less access for bloggers, a mix of teenage brands and more established ones trying to pimp. Well, I guess that this time, the most interesting shows were outside Somerset House. Fair enough, as a lot of massive events happened around the traditional program.
Philips offered us a great Fidelio M1 to keep the good vibes banging and kicking. A chic and comfy accessory that we’ve carried with love and delight.
Here are some pictures from Topman x Black On Black AFTER PARTY, hosted by Shorebitch at Casa Negra. An impressive line-up:
DJ Cable (DMC World Champion)
You Need To Hear This Dj Zara Martin
Bill & Will
www.youneedtohearthis.com, @YNTHT_UK, #YouNeedToHearThis
A few months ago, tracking down my mate Rudibell‘s music picks, I started picking up interest for U.S. Hip Hop after years apart – my last solid fond memories would go back to 2004′s N*E*R*D’s Fly or Die album. By that time, I used to listen repeatedly to the groove of Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams on CD, in my young expat room in Vietnam. 8 years later, here I am in the very same Saïgon thinking about how Hip Hop has been a contributing force in contemporary creative industries.
As a cruising fashion contributor, I must say these past few months have been a blast for the Hip Hop scene. After years of reconfiguration with basement work from heavyweights Timbaland (who’s to thank for JT’s unchallengeable Futuresex/Lovesounds), Jay-Z and Kanye West, the industry has found a second breath, if not a second life.
Kanye West tried his way in the fashion industry alone then with cult brand A.P.C., from which the very posh Givenchy brand has recently invited young gun Dominic Lord onto the row, while Jay-Z shared the scene with Marina Abramovic and Pusha-T mentioned Philip Lim and Derek Lam in Trust You lyrics. Not to mention the thing with Alexander Wang (New Slaves).
The reason why Hip Hop has become so… Hip – is simple: this bunch of artists are the only ones in the world with such an interest in their Lifestyle, and have a unique way of talking about it, creating around it.
A$ap Rocky’s Fashion Killa:
“Her attitude Rihanna, she get it from her mama
She jiggy like Madonna, but she trippy like Nirvana
Cause everything designer, her jeans is Helmut Lang
Shoes is Alexander Wang and her shirt the newest Donna
Karan, wearing all the Cartier frames
Jean Paul Gaultiers cause they match with her persona“
There’s a lot of crap R&B, groovy songs these days. So when a girl you could meet out of a laundrette gives good vibes for the end of summer, you just want to say thank you.
CHELA’s first EP “Romanticise” is coming… Out digitally on August 26th on Kitsuné! The Aussie Chela is already known for amazing collaborations like on Goldroom’s summer anthem “Fifteen” and more recently Clubfeet’s newest single “Heartbreak“.
Disco, good old synthetic beats, a melancholia matching a dancing fever.
Along with the original tracks, remixes by Gold Fields, Collarbones, Boys Get Hurt, Le Bruce and Fascinator remix.
Pre-order “Romanticise” now on iTunes : bit.ly/16KumtT
Classixx, the Los Angeles duo have released a new video for “All You’re Waiting For”, featuring Nancy Whang on vocals.
Urban Outfitters sponsored the making of the video, which shows Whang living a life of leisure aboard a yacht, playing with puppies and guzzling martinis. Whang was a part of LCD Soundsystem’s live touring act and has also done a load of vocal collaboration with The Juan Maclean.
Directed by Tim K and produced by Urban Outfitters as part of the UO Music Video Series. Get a peek behind the scenes with director Tim K. at http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com/classixx.
From the new Classixx album Hanging Gardens, out now on Innovative Leisure. “All You’re Waiting For3 remixes to be released July 23 featuring remixes by Switch & Eric Broucek: http://bit.ly/AYWFRemixes”
Classixx iTunes: http://bit.ly/13Qy99x
Classixx Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/classixx
Classixx Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CLASSIXXOffi…
Classixx Website: http://classixx.la
Innovative Leisure: http://www.innovativeleisure.net
While commenters have given a harsh welcome to Kanye West for his first steps into the world of fashion design, we shall agree to disagree. Although we won’t claim that Kanye will revolutionize luxury fashion, we’re pretty sure he’s gunning rightly for the title of most influent artist in the world. As exemplified yesterday in Paris, French iconic designers have no more grasp on world trends. After successful stints alongside Madonna and Lady Gaga, Jean-Paul Gaultier has given light and patronage to a blingy and brain-dead real-TV starlet: Nabilla Benattia.
This late one has famously confessed being admirative of top-level TV star (and Kanye’s girl) Kim Kardashian.
The trouble is: Kanye may well be dating a TV star, he’s just got on to set the record straight with his latest album Yeezus. Creatively speaking, the man has grown into standards of both entertainment (Runaway / My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy) and experimentation (Yeezus). Thus he’s been proving that art is both a subject for radicality and compromise.
Whereas Jean-Paul Gaultier has just been shooting at people in the light of media for attention, while not proving much on the creative grounds. There’s finally another symptom of Paris and French creativity rigidified in the old patrimonial comfort of history. Paris Fashion Week seems to have trouble dealing with the present and with the tough competition on the international fields of creativity. As trade talks between the US and Europe are heating up, good old France is trying to protect something quite obsolete, while american artists are inventing the future of culture.
An interesting initiative from France has just been released. Remember Starlight in 2001? Well, we were at highschool and this song made us dance a LOT. The Supermen Lovers are back, with their new hit:Moments. Out July 8th. This time the music video features the fashion popstar Kenza from la Revue de kenza and a bunch of other socialites.
Featuring remixes by Louis La Roche, Scuola Furano, Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver and TMCN
Release Party JULY 6TH at Wanderlust, Paris. https://www.facebook.com/events/44964…
Introduced by Kenza (la Revue de kenza) and young designer Margaux Lonneberg, joined by their friend Sarah Makharine, TSL, Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver, TMCN, Tvfrom86 and Lord Funk will give us some beautiful, warm, sweet Moments.