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Interview // The RAPTURE
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Interview // BEST COAST (#2)
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Gratuitous Burger Post
Diplo Gets His Vogue On
Diplo Gets His Vogue On
Beyoncé - 4
We swear this isn't an ironic listening. We love Beyoncé and 4. OK, we might unironically skip straight to track 5, 'Party', produced by Kanye West and with rap by Andre3000, because we ain't no stay-home-mums that need all those ballads about being broken hearted and finding the right person. But, after that, the album turns into a beautiful compilation of classic r'n'b, soul and a bit of sweat-inducing booty tracks - not too many though - that sound surprisingly courageous considering the actual state of pop music. And for that, we bow down and hail Queen B. P.S. Get the deluxe version, for those extra couple of amazing tracks.
Bassike
The name of this label has been interpreted in many ways; from 'bass-seekey' to 'base-ike', but the correct way describes exactly what this label is about: BASIC. Bassike delivers easily breezily cut staples with an interesting little twist that keeps them from being your run of the mill. For those that live in climates like that of Australia (where Bassike hails from) or Brazil, you'll know how easy it is to make fashion faux pas when the weather gets hot and the prospect of wearing anything but a bathing suit becomes slightly unappealing; Bassike is all and everything you need.
Game of Thrones
Before watching HBO's Game of Thrones, I assumed the series would tend a bit more towards the blood-dripping Danish movie Valhalla Rising rather than fairy-tale stories a lá 'Lord of the Rings'; and for that I didn't really like the series at the beginning. But slowly, I found myself submitting to tales of bad kings, midget juggernauts, savage warriors and... dragons. And that happened probably because there aren't exactly good guys and bad guys here, like there are in Tolkien stories - and that is, of course, a simplification of his work. Another reason I relented to this series is because of the intriguing political backstage element that leads to the ever-happening dance of thrones. Oh, and did I mention the gratuitous nekkid-ness?
The Norfolk // Sydney, Australia
Of the slew of new spots having opened up in Sydney in the last six months, The Norfolk on Cleveland St in Surry Hills has been one fated with success. Owned by some of the same kids that have brought The Flinders back to life (and currently, it's incredibly quick onset of 'The Norms'), you'll undoubtedly find The Norfolk rammed with all kinds, vying for a bite, a beer and a spot in the garden out back. The aim of the game is to cultivate Aussie pub culture at it's best; and it's doing a pretty decent job so far - if only you could get a table!
Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story is the third book from the writer of the best selling Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart. Incidentally, I read him name dropped in Flavorpill's Ultimate Hipster Reading list and in the same sentence as James Franco (they're buds, apaprently) just before I finished his latest offering. Don't let any of that put you off, or take away any of the sad scary brilliance of Super Sad True Love Story; written from the perspective of one 39 year old Lenny Abramov, son of Russian immigrants and in love with the impossibly cute and cruel Eunice Park. A satire that cuts to the bone, Super Sad True Love Story is exactly it's title. And it's good.
Welcome to I M // UR

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The world is crazy. Christel and I met in completely different positions than we are in now. I was in a band - a bad one if you ask me - and she was interviewing me for the Brazilian edition of Amelia's Magazine. It was her virgin time in Brazil and my first time giving an international interview. Since then, the band split up, Christel moved on to a different mag ('Sup Mag), and she's come to visit me twice more in Brazil - she even met my parents - and we've become best friends.

 

Now we are not only bff's, but also partners for life. Late one night we decided to create our very own site because we realised that we both needed more outlets to express how we feel about music, arts, fashion and as well as other stupid random stuff (you can find that in the ETC section of the site). And to celebrate the concept we had created, we decided to have a party.

So IM // A \\ PARTY was born...

 

But we didn't want to have just any old party; we wanted to go one step further. So we decided to throw parties only when we managed to get international acts to come to Brazil. Two weeks later (it was late September '08) we had our first edition with the incredible French singer Yelle. The lineup was also graced with Tepr, Database, Gil Barbara and Funhell DJs doing DJ sets.

 

Although the response we had to the party was amazing, we decided only to have another party when we had the blog up. So yeah, here you are at the blog, which means that the second edition - the synth pop one - is coming soon (the 4th of April to be precise). We'll update you with all the details verrry soon.

 

Meanwhile check out our first day and keep coming back for more.  For this week we've lined up interviews with musicians WhoMadeWho, Micachu, Kap Bambino, Deep Red, Bag Raiders and MiamiHorror, the British artist Jayne Helliwell (who did our lovely layout and first flier) and the French hair designer Charlie Le Mindu.

 

Our objective is not only to celebrate great new stuff, but also to be a part of it. And we're working our asses off to get it all done. Welcome to I M // U R.

 

Special Thanks to the awesome Gil Barbara who made sure all this crazy new technology was/is working for us and Jayne Helliwell for the beautiful drawings.  <3

 

Check the best Yelle's pictures at the IM//A\\PARTY gallery!

 

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