Words and mix by Lindsay Colip photo by Luke Vanvhoorhis
shake it up, shake it down
turn it over, flip around
from left hand, to right hand
in black water, bubbles land
said the pyramid prophet man
concentrate and ask again.
They Say: New Zealand’s Shocking Pinks, AKA Nick Harte, burst onto the scene in 2004 with the seminal dance pop record Dance the Dance Electric, which shared with the world Harte’s peculiar brand of uncomfortable dance punk intimacy. With dirty lo-fi production, sweet melodies, and unexpected aggression, Harte channels the demons of obsession and emptiness into darkly lyrical art.
We Say: A genre bridging album that breaks any confines of stereotypical low-fi. Tracks like What’s Up With That Girl read more >
words by Dersu Rhodes photos by Dean Bradshaw
I saw Miami Horror as a bunch of Aussie’s that lived to get loose and specialized in fueling the best dance parties on earth. After meeting up with them in Silverlake, Los Angeles for an afternoon photo shoot, I quickly realized that there was much more to these guys then summer festivals, dream synth, and skinny jeans.
We are late for the shoot as it takes us 45 read more >
Words & interview by Philipp Vogt.
Image courtesy of Shot By Andres.
Do you know those nights? Those nights that, like a rare butterfly, you can catch maybe once every five years if you are lucky?
When you walk into that party… and you hear the first beats of the music. You look into the first couple of smiling faces. You can almost TOUCH the vibes and the connection. And there is this one moment when you know (you read more >
Stemming from and residing in a place of presence and connectivity with others, this mixtape is meant for the morning after the best times are had in a collective group environment. The remnants of last evenings festivities fresh on the brain, but the focus of the present days adventures on the heart. Residual Glitter is delivered to you by the boys formerly known as Fresh + Sunny, now Room Service. So put out the ‘Do Not read more >
Inspiration is an imaginary coattail, an invisible road map, childlike wonder at the moon, a run through an open field, and the sun beaming down on closed eyelids. It slips in like a cool morning breeze and rushes out with the tide. It’s sand in your hand – all there, then slips away all at once. Fall freely into the crashing waves. Move with intention, be cautious, don’t be deterred by the possibility of a storm up ahead. Use the read more >
FMLYBND are a six piece electronic indie band that are a prime example of the every changing notion of family in these modern times. They hail from Isla Vista, California a densely populated youth haven perched above the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean just north of Santa Barbara. It’s literally a neverland of couch fires, stolen bikes, Floatopia, casual sex, Gaucho Ball and the best Halloween parties on the west coast. Void of adults (seeing anyone over read more >
Album artwork by Laura Mckeller
Inspired by my move to Berlin and the time I spent lost in the city. There is no other place on earth that can evoke such a powerful, lonely, wondrous, state of mind. I lived for part of the time on Torstrasse in Mitte, sleeping on the floor of a friends study. During that time, I fell in love with deep house as it became the soundtrack to my explorations throughout the city. This read more >
FM Attack creates soundtracks to another era, his albums speak to another time and place in such a manner that I find myself gazing off into the distance, imagining myself ripping off down the road next to Ryan Gosling in Drive, or throwing parties with Cruise in Risky Business. Shawn Ward is the man behind FM Attack, whom we’ve featured in our Genius section a few years back. With the release of the new album Deja read more >
Photos by James Chiang | Design by Dersu Rhodes | Curated by Lindsay Colip
Our friends in Germany use the expression guten rutsch when wishing someone a happy new year. Meaning good slide as in ‘have a good slide into 2014,’ they shout this phrase the days leading up to the clock chiming midnight. I heard this for the first time yesterday and loved it. I think they absolutely nailed where we all read more >
Blood Orange is Devonté Hynes, a writer and producer hailing from New York City. His music is so damn eclectic that it’s near impossible to categorize it. Listening to it feels like you are trapped in the best 80′s movie soundtrack you’ve ever heard, while being serenaded by Motown Diva’s, and a Brooklyn hipster quartet.
Devonte does it all, and his accompaniment by collaborates such as Samantha Urbani from Friends, Florence Welch, read more >
December means dinner parties and fancy cocktails, getting all of your favorite people together in one room, spending too much money on the ingredients for mulled wine stumbling home hours later – bellies full and hearts filled with a deep sense of gratitude for those incredible people in our lives.
Tested this one out at nice little social hour at my place over the weekend and I must say, it has some real gems. As 2013 read more >