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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LONDON // EAST2EAST!
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HEY LONDON! We know you've got a lot of shit on your plate right now in the light of the last few days' events, but a lot of other places have got it pretty bad too. So here's yet another good cause that some of our friends are putting on, that you can get involved with, check it:

EAST2EAST: East London >> East Africa famine fundraiser!

WHEN: Thursday 18th August
TIME: 7.00pm -11.30pm
WHERE: 18 Hewett Street, EC2A 3NN

In light of the on-going East African famine crisis, a very special night of charity fundraising is being hosted! On the night, some of the best DJs in the area will be tag-teaming, each playing 20 minute sets on the theme “the songs that shaped me”.

DJs include:
New Young Pony Club
Trevor Jackson
Matt Walsh
Rory Phillips
The Duke Spirit
Girlcore
Todd Hart
Paradise
Clancy
Rewind Loretta
Make It Stop, Mum!
 (plus more TBA)

The suggested donation entry fee is £5 and everyone is encouraged to donate what they can for drinks as well.

Alongside the music, there'll be other bits and pieces going on during the night such as a raffle, bursting at the seams with generously donated prizes.

Expect more fun in the shape of games, drinking and the award winning Meatwagon who will be pitching up for some tasty burgers (WHO CAN SAY NO TO A BURGER? WE CAN'T).

All proceeds will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee and their East Africa appeal, so please be generous on the night!

Check the some of the prizes and the rest of the shenanigans going on at: http://east2east.tumblr.co​m/
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