It’s a completely different festival, backstage. You forget that there are 65,000 people out there when you only see a dozen of your friends inside an air-conditioned trailer park. Most of them utterly exhausted from festival after flight after festival. The hardest part is the waiting and the watching someone you care about on the brink of collapse, pulling themselves together because their job is to make a sea of strangers happy. That somehow when you haven’t any, the energy must be brought to a pounding pitch.
So you drink as much as you can find, smoke as much as you feel alright about missing a set
and try to find some sanity amongst it all.
Which is hugging your mates from different states and shores.
Getting silly with the sponsored marketing ploys and remembering to enjoy
what you came here for
the music (duh)
and the booty.
This entry was written by Events, Friends, Joey Ng, Los Angeles, Music and tagged & Other Stories, American Apparel, Cashmere Cat, DJ Slow, DJs, Hard, Hard Festival, Hard Summer, Hudson Mohawke, Magnus August Høiberg, Moschino, Nadus, Pelican Fly, Rahshon Bright, Ross Birchard, T. Williams, Tesfa Williams, Thomas Duval. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 11, 2015 at 9:09 am, filed under
Let him into your heart
and you won’t be so sad, boys.
This entry was written by Events, Los Angeles, Music, Photos and tagged California, Cashmere Cat, Hard Summer, Magnus August Høiberg, Music Festival, Pomona, Sad boys. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 6, 2015 at 2:40 pm, filed under
I met Ibe Soliman last NYFW at the Public School NYC after party where he was playing shit hot remixes of a few my friends’ releases. Based in downtown NYC, he’s produced for international heavy weights such as Faith Evans, Rick Ross, Keyshia Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Flatbush Zombies.
This season, in celebration of Public School NYC’s CFDA Menswear Designer of the year win, Ibe has released a Jersey Club / bass heavy remix pack, PSNYFTW. Crowd favourite ‘Freek’N You’ has seen some heavy rotations in clubs on both coasts and featured on Do Androids Dance by Jake Lang.
In conjunction, Dao Yi himself has personally interviewed Ibe and featured his profile on Public School New York’s WNL magazine of creative leaders. Read the article here and bang the tracks – available for free download – below.
He’s in town in LA this week, hit me up if you wanna party.
This entry was written by Friends, Music and tagged 2 Live Crew, Dao Yi, Do Androids Dance, Freek'N You, Gucci Mane, Hell Yeah, Ibe Soliman, Jake Lang, Jodeci, Juicy J, M.I.A., PSYNYFTW, Public School NYC, Remix, UhOhhh. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on June 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm, filed under
They say the best camera is the one you always have with you. Other than my iPhone, I’m blessed with toting around one of NYC-via-Belgium’s brightest Creative Directors and candid Ricoh moment capturer, Maxime Quoilin, with me at most times.
Borrow my +1 on this visual gangster’s backstage pass and enter his striking metropolitan cool aesthetic world of elusive DJs
at unforgettable parties
with old friends
like myself and DJ Slow
and in new cities
like the parts of yours yet to be discovered.
you’ll be hooked, bien sûr.
This entry was written by Art, Friends, Joey Ng, Music, New York, Photos and tagged Baauer, Cashmere Cat, DJ Slow, DJs, East Village, Ed Banger, Hammerstein Ballroom, Lunice, Magnus August Høiberg, Manhattan, Maxime Quoilin, Oneman, Photography, Ricoh, Rsteadfast, Thomas Duval. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on December 9, 2013 at 8:58 am, filed under
“At its core, music journalism is just people pretending to write about a band in order to write about themselves so people pretending to read about bands can read about themselves.”
On the music PR advice front, the article also says “‘A band put out a record’ is not a story.”
Now, I’m not a music journalist, but I will tell you a story to get you to see this band who put out a record and is playing a show.
Below are photos from 2007. That was my boyfriend at the time, Morgan.
Morgan was on TV
and in a band.
People loved that band. I love that band. They played a few years ago at Pianos and that night I apologised for writing lots of mean things about him in the past. The thing is, when the people you love, leave you, it’s easiest to lash out and make yerself hate ’em than to deal with being sad and feeling alone.
I don’t blog bitchy bad things about dudes anymore. And I can proudly admit that I will always love Morgan as a too talented dude who will forever be way cooler than I will ever be.
This is a song that Morgan produced and the music video for it that he also produced.
You’re gonna like the part where it goes ‘C’mon Honeeeeyyyy’ and the guitary deer-neer-neer bits.
And while you’re at it and instagramming the shit out of all the shows you’re seeing, stop by the IMPOSSIBLE x The Culture of Me‘s CMJ Artist Lounge in SoHo to get those photos printed, like IRL, and say hi to Jeff Meltz for me cuz I’m in LA rn.
This entry was written by Events, Friends, Music, New York, Video and tagged Baby's All Right, Band, Bullett, CMJ, IMPOSSIBLE, IMPOSSIBLE Instant Lab, IMPOSSIBLE Project, Jeff Meltz, Luke O'Neil, Morgan Waters, Music, Music Festival, New York City, Santos Party House, Sweet Thing, Take A Dip, The Culture of Me, Weaves. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 14, 2013 at 4:15 pm, filed under
Getcher download here from the fam at Red Bull Music Academy.
This entry was written by Music, New York and tagged Brooklyn, Gangsta Boo, ISA, RBMA, Red Bull Music Academy, Sinjin Hawke, Williamsburg, Yea Hoe, Zora Jones. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on September 9, 2013 at 5:03 pm, filed under
Skip out on the wedding and go straight to the bedding.
Sweet Thing are playing NXNE TONIGHT at midnight at The Rivoli. If you’re in Toronto (JEALLIE!), consider your NorthBy 12am time slot booked.
Y’know this band?
Their album is in stores today. Cop one.
The dreamiest babes.
iPhones and apps.
The NYC subway.
Who could ask for anything more?
Shit’s about to be viral.
This entry was written by Babes, Music, New York and tagged Atomic Tom, iPhone, Live, MTA, New York, New York City, Subway, Take Me Out, Tobias Smith, Video, Youtube. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm, filed under
I’ll tell you what this album sounds like
The Annex, Toronto, Canada
Brunch at Aunties and Uncles
Dancing with happy, reckless abandon
An accumulation of six years worth of total admiration for these fine young gentlemen
THESE ARE ALL GOOD THINGS.
Not to stake claim nor right, but I couldn’t be more proud of Sweet Thing.
I also couldn’t feel more far from home.
Image source: Sweet Thing LP by Sweet Thing, EMI Canada 2010
This entry was written by Friends, Love, Music and tagged Alex Winter, Annex, Aunties and Uncles, Bands, Ex-boyfriends, Morgan Waters, Music, Nick Rose, Owen Carrier, Sweet Thing, Toronto, Tyler Kyte. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 20, 2010 at 6:02 am, filed under