Interview // The RAPTURE
Interview // The RAPTURE
Interview // BEST COAST (#2)
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.
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Blood Orange and the Queens of NYC

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Nothing beats the excitement of seeing someone you've liked since your teenage years; reviving faded memories into flesh. Dev Hynes was once a teenager shouting in the incredibly cool Test Icicles. Then he had his big folk phase with the charming Lightspeed Champion. And now, with Blood Orange, he sounds like he's embraced (or perhaps it has embraced him) a sexier sound which can only be blamed on his residency on Brooklyn, in my opinion.

 

From the single covers to Tumblr, the whole project refers to the greatness of the 80s gay scene of New York; the birthplace of balls, voguing and drag families. And in our opinion, this is probably the best (if not the first) non-house genre to reference that.


In the first single, 'Sutphin Boulevard', you get a sense of continuity from Theophilus London's 80s inspired 'Flying Overseas' and Twin Shadow's 'Castles In the Snow'. The former of which (produced by Dev himself) shares the same crystalline instruments and nostalgic atmosphere of 'Sutphin Boulevard' whilst the latter (produced by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor who also produced Blood Orange's debut) shares the same sexiness and weird vibe.

 

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"The song 'Sutphin Boulevard' is about a young boy who dresses in drag, then at night sneaks out to party", as Dev described the track to Interview. The video directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz is an awesome interpretation of that.

 

Blood Orange - Sutphin Boulevard

 

 

If you like synthetic, hipnotic music, this Bicep remix of 'Sutphin Boulevard' will make your day.

 

BLOOD ORANGE | SUTPHIN BOULEVARD (BICEP REMIX) by BICEP

 

The debut album, Coastal Grooves, will be released on 8th of August via Domino Records.

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