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.
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Jessica 6's East West Funk



Jessica 6's debut album See The Light has FINALLY come out on Peacefrog Records this week! To celebrate, the band have generously dropped a new B-side, entitled 'East West Funk'.


And unsurprisingly, it's awesome. Jessica 6 are masters of the souled out hook accompanied by nu-disco instrumentals. Nothing they do sounds like it's trying too hard; they simply seem to have a 6th sense when putting together their tracks as to exactly the right amount of retro, soul, R&B, nu-electro and that good old je ne sais quoi in the most natural and genuine way. 'East West Funk' is no different; truly funky in the freshest way possible, this is yet another Jessica 6 track you'll have on repeat. A perfect warm up for the dancefloor. Cop it below:


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Prisoner of Love



This is an unbelievably AWESOME track, seriously one of my favourite singles of the year so far: 'Prisoner of Love' is Jessica 6's latest, taken off their (excellent) forthcoming album See The Light. It features the killer combination of Nomi Ruiz and Antony Hegarty.


Antony is to die for here, so much so that we feel like he needs to kick off the down tempo melancholia more often. His dulcet tones swoop as Nomi's honeyed vocals swoon over a myriad of synths - and oh what synths there are! From those that blink through the song like a multi-coloured strobe to chords bounding in the middle, whilst others are moodily sustained and yet more lazer away - all in syncopation to each other.


There are so many star elements on this track brilliantly zooming in and out of the spotlight; and yet everything manages to work together perfectly. 'Prisoner of Love' just keeps building and building throughout its four and a half minutes - this song actually blows my dancefloor...It should keep you going until the album comes out on June 6th via Peacefrog. And Y'ALL BETTER BE GETTING IT.


In the meantime, here's 'Prisoner of Love' for you:


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Jessica 6 // LIVE in LONDON



So y'all know we are big fans of Jessica 6 up in since the trio are touring in London as of RIGHT NOW, we've decided to give away entry to their gig at XOYO this Friday the 18th of February!


With support coming from Damon Martin (Disco Bloodbath), The Lovely Jonjo and Prince Nelly at this new London musical institution, the gig has all the makings of an epic event. IF WE COULD GO, WE WOULDN'T BE GIVING THESE TIX AWAY. Then again, maybe we would, because we are just so generous. 


So Londoners (or those who might happen to be in town this Friday), to be in the draw to win 2 tickets to see Jessica 6 at XOYO, all you have to do is follow us on Twitter @imyouare and RT the following message by 12PM MIDDAY on THURSDAY THE 17th OF MARCH. :


I'm going to see Jessica 6 in London this Friday with tickets given by @imyouare!


We'll announce the winner late Thursday afternoon! Good luck!

Get On That White Horse

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Everyone has been going goo-goo over Lea T and Andrej the last few seasons, but Nomi Ruiz has been one of our favourite trannies for quite some time longer than just the last few batches of runway collections. Jessica 6 is dropping their debut album in what seems like centuries away, in May, but the video for the first track off the LP 'White Horse' has already arrived.


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Beginning as a black and white homage to the bright lights and big city of New York, Nomi writhes and simmers as the femme fatale of the dark and seedy/sensual night. Then the awesome pops of colour come in, before turning intermittently back into a sexy Lindsay Lohan-esque bedroom and lingerie shoot, camera flashes included.


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A fitting video for a sick tune, directed by Marco Ovando and styled by Ava Sanjurjo - and speaking of which, how cool are their 6 jackets??!! - Nomi croons 'Let me see you dance'. We don't have to be asked twice. We neeeeed to hear this album already! But in the meantime, check the video:


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Jessica 6 is killing it

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After splitting ways with Hercules and Love Affair, our favorite transsexual in contemporary music, Nomi Ruiz, created a new project with other ex-members of the band. Initially it was called Deep Red because of the brilliant Dario Argento movie, but they were obligated to change to Jessica 6.


Never mind the changes, the band delivered a first single with hit written all over it. ‘Fun Girl’ is a disco song in the same line of ‘You Belong’ and ‘Blind’, only more sexy and more 90s. The song was so good, it made me chase Nomi Ruiz for an interview, which happened two years ago for Rraurl (a really good music website from Brazil).


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But that was all Jessica 6 released… until now! ‘White Horse’ is the first single from the band’s debut, See The Light, which is going to be out on May via Peacefrog. And let me tell you, it’s ridonkulous! A melancholic disco number with an incredible feeling to it. Very danceable and vocal, and, more important: better than any dance song on Hercules and Love Affair latest album.


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I’m extra anxious to see what the band will come up on their debut album, so maybe it’s time to chase Nomi once again for that interview. I’m sure she has a lot to say. 

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