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.
Posts tagged with blood_orange
MIX // How To Make It In America 2


Season 2 of How To Make It In (New York City) America made a welcome return this month! I missed these guys. Everyone's kind of vaguely annoying in their way, but infinitely lovable despite this; probably because they very much reflect you or someone you know. Especially the duo of single syllable shmucks that headline the situation, Ben and Cam, who not only have you sympathetic to their causes, but rooting for them.


Unlike Eddie Kaye Thomas' interjection after Blood Orange's excellent 'Sutphin Boulevard' on the mix, I don't particularly want to be friends or hang out with any of the lead characters; though I am very happy and entertained watching their pain and their joys, their embarassments as well as their triumphs.


On the other hand, I'm totally crushing on KiD CuDi's Domingo this time round, even though I was less than impressed by his shirtless CK ads from last season. Kudos to KiD redeeming his bad self. Anyway. I've been sitting on this one for a while, it's been a busy time, excuse the lack of posting blah blah blah...


This is another solid mix, a perfect accompaniment to the series as well as your Wednesday, well curated by the bro behind the music of the equally-Wahlberg–produced Entourage, Broke Mogul, who hooked up with Mick Boogie to make this mix. Tracklist below; stream it or go download it after that:


01. KiD CuDi – The New York Intro
02. Future Islands – Balance
03. Theophilus London – I Stand Alone
04. Mugison – I Want You
05. Blood Orange – Sutphin Boulevard
06. M83 – Midnight City
07. Soul Searcher – Can’t Get Enough (DJ Theory Remix)
08. Agoria – Heart Beating (ft. Kid A)
09. Avicii – Levels (Original Mix)
10. Oliver Koletzki & Fran – Hypnotized
11. The Joy Formidable – Austere
12. Little Dragon – Crystalfilm
13. Meek Mill – House Party (ft. Young Chris)
14. Buddy – Awesome, Awesome
15. Summer Camp – I Want You
16. Duck Tails – Killin’ The Vibe
17. Catcall – Swimming Pool

  How To Make It In America Season 2 - The Mixtape: Volume 2


Or you can go download it HERE (direct download link)


And if you missed it first time round, here's How To Make It In America Season 1 - The Mixtape

MIX // Blood Orange for Opening Ceremony



The line up of MoMA's Warm Up Fest 2011 was after my own heart with the likes of oOoOO, Gang Gang Dance, SBTRKT, The Juan Maclean, Pictureplane, Tanlines, Nguzunguzu, Teengirl Fantasy, Solange aaaand - the point of this post - Blood Orange gracing the PS1 shindig.


The scenesters from Opening Ceremony were present, did a Q&A with soon to be Aunty Solange (who made an onstage cameo with Dev at the festival) and nabbed a mixtape from the prolific and terrific Blood Orange. It's laid back, easy bunch of tunes to listen for your Tuesday. Check the track list and cop the mix below that.


Pusha T (Feat. Kanye West & Young Jeezy) - Amen
Malcolm Mclaren - Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vendremo)
Blood Orange - Bad Girls
MCL (Microchip League) - New York, New York (Double NY-Mix)
Madonna - Rain
Womack & Womack - Drive (First Gear)
Grimes - Vanessa
LL Cool J (Feat. Boyz II Men) - Hey Lover
Big K.R.I.T - Rotation
Patrice Rushen - Remind Me


GET IT HERE (direct download link)

Radioactive Orange
"This is, like, what pop wants me to be"


Who would have thought that the weakest track from Marina and the Diamonds, you know, the one where she tries to hide her wish to become a huge popstar behind a new persona, could bring so much joy in the remixes? I confess that I thought the How To Dress Well edit was more an experimentation rather than an actual attempt to make music, but this Blood Orange is spectacular.

All those David Guetta synths are gone and what is left is that weird voice of Marina, which is interlaced with Dev Hynes hyper-reverbed vocals, 4x4 house beats and a big piano. This melancholic 80s vibe suits the song so well, that if I were Marina I'd throw the new album in the garbage and ask Dev to work his magic on all her songs - although she may need to remember that this new album won't be appreciated by her new bff Katy Perry. Actually, she shouldn't do this, since this is what Solange is doing and we are shaking with anticipation for this.


MARINA +THE DIAMONDS – “Radioactive” (Blood Orange Remix) 

Blood Orange and the Queens of NYC



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.




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

Gratuitous Burger Post
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HIYA // Chad Valley
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HIYA // Chad Valley
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