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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.
Bag Raiders Disco Mix

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Once upon a time, we decided to have a party with bands/DJs we like. One of them happened to fall upon the celebration of the opening of this very blog and featured one of our favourite duos, Bag Raiders (and Miami Horror, although he totes got barrado no baile and stayed at the airport). That night we were party to one of the best DJ sets of our young lives.

 

Not only technical perfect, Bag Raiders' set has something that's even more difficult to find these days: personality. So, listening to these guys, you'll hear your Hype Machine hits, but you'll also get tunes that you’ve never heard before that will compell you to stick around to hear what else they'll pull out of The Bag.

 

It's been a while since then, but the boys have finally released their debut single and are now doing a live tour (which includes them coming back to Brazil as well!), and they've managed to keep themselves in my list of favorite DJs. Their disco mix for Australia's Triple J illustrates my point brilliantly. So no more talking, it’s time for some dancing!

 

  Radio JJJ Mixup week 2 disco mix by bagraiders

 

Tracklist

Funky Boogie - John Ozila 
Go Upstairs (Maurice Fulton Mix) - Soul Mekanik 
Yo Son (Prince Language Edit) - Ahmed Fakroun 
Eclipse - Softwar 
Liztomania (Classixx remix) - Phoenix 
Cocaine Blues - Escort 
Body Stop - Touch Sensitive 
Reach Out - George Duke 
Swoon (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas) - Chemical Brothers 
Static On The Wire (RAC REMIX) - Holy Ghost 
Blue Skies (The Twelves Remix) - Noah and The Whale 
Any Which Way (Tensnake Remix) - Scissor Sisters 
Beam Me Up (Jacques Renault Remix) - Midnight Magic 
What Have You? (White Girl Lust Remix) - Diamond Lights 
Happy House - The Juan Maclean 
Italo Journey (Mighty Mouse Remix) - Luke Million 
Groove Me (Rory Phillips Remix) - Maximum Balloon 
Faralle - Mickey

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