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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.
MIX // Brenmar: Gold Bricks
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HIYA // Brenmar

 

When Brenmar kindly threw this mix my way late last week, I wanted to post it there and then in sweet time for Friday. But nah girl, you gotta wait til The Fader post it since it is, after all, called Brenmar's Gold Bricks FADER Mix. Fair enough. I was however, more than happy enough to have it on blast and on repeat over my weekend, because this one is FRESH.

 

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"Everything on here is new, it either just came out or will within the
next few months. All the Brenmar tracks are debuting for the first
time...The mix is very much a reflection of where I'm at right now.
A lot of young US producers on this one and some of my current UK
faves.

 

Hope you like!"

 

Oh yeah we like. This Gold Bricks Mix builds a solid wall of awesome. The beauty of Brenmar is that THERE AIN'T NO SHAME in GUILTY PLEASURES. It's all real, ya feel? Love it.

 

GET IT HERE

 

Check the tracklist:

 

1. Brenmar - Stash In The Dash Intro
2. Ashanti - Fancy (Brenmar Remix)
3. Timbaland - Give It To Me Instrumental
4. Boyz II Men - If I Had One (Brenmar Edit)
5. Dj Pierre and TT The Artist - U Don't Bang Wit Me
6. Dubbel Dutch - Fem Pressure
7. Jim-E Stack - Lemme
8. Brenmar - If U Want Me
9. Richelle - I Think Before I Act
10. Boody B - Swift
11. R Kelly - Make It Rain Remix
12. Venice Calypso - Drifting
13. Champion - Lighter (VIP Mix)
14. Brenmar - Let's Pretend
15. T. Williams - 30 Degree
16. Cedaa - Freon
17. Brenmar - So High
18. Dark Sky - High Rise
19. Destinys Child Vs.Craig David - What's My Name
20. Getem - Get It In
21. Dj YayYay - Micro-Chips Instrumental
22. Brenmar - Waiting On
23. Jim Jones - Getting To The Money
24. Kelly Rowland - Motivation Instrumental

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