Interview // The RAPTURE
Interview // The RAPTURE
Interview // BEST COAST (#2)
Interview // BEST COAST (#2)
Gratuitous Burger Post
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.
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.
flier by the lovely Jack Hudson


IM//A\\PARTY has been reborn...




After bringing Brazil electro princess YELLE, Aussie synth-pop darlings BAG RAIDERS we're back to bring you the hype of neo-disco, the darlings of NYC:




And this time we're crashing CLASH CLUB in Sao Paulo!


Having recently dropped 'Favourite Things' on Kitsuné's latest compilation, this elusive duo first took the scene by storm when they released a faceless 'Solid Gold' into the blogosphere. It had everybody talking about them, wondering, "Who the hell are The Golden Filter?"


Brazil! You may have heard them previously playing the catwalks at the most important Fashion Week in South America, SPFW as well as Casa de Criadores (Sao Paulo's new generation fashion event), and of course here on this very blog as well as countless others.


The Golden Filter recently toured the whole of the USA supporting epic dancefloor killers The Presets and have remixed the likes of Empire of The Sun, Little Boots, Peter Bjorn and John and Cut Copy...and now we're bringing them to play exclusively at CLASH this August.




With support from some of the best acts on the Brazilian scene to complete this extravaganza eleganzaaaa, we've got the musical project of Alexandre Herchcovitch's muse Geanine Marques, who with Paulo Bega and Ricardo Athayde make up STOP PLAY MOON.


We got DJ GIL BARBARA. Not only is he one of Brazil's most prestigious and highly respected DJs and member of super popular party posse CREW, but he's also one of the purveryors of music taste, being a founding father of RRAURL, the first indepedent electronic music site in Brazil.


And last but definitely not least, we've enlisted two-man party unit DATABASE to do a special Ugly Edits set for IM//A\\PARTY before they head off on their US tour. Also CREW members, they're one of the biggest electronic names in Brazil, having officially remixed the likes of Metronomy, MixHell, Larry T, Fatboy Slim (the BPA), Lightspeed Champion and Boss In Drama.






Wednesday, 5th of August 2009



CLASH CLUB, Sao Paulo, Brazil










R$40 with the flier/list R$50 without

Comments // 1
Fernanda Vendramini Tedde
Fernanda Vendramini Tedde
Wednesday // July 22, 2009 at 22:52 // #1
coolest flyer even. soooo pretty!