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Hard, Hard Summer

Hudson Mohawke at Hard Summer 2015 Purple Stage

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

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and try to find some sanity amongst it all.

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Which is hugging your mates from different states and shores.

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Getting silly with the sponsored marketing ploys and remembering to enjoy
what you came here for

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the music (duh)

and the booty.

This entry was written by Joey, posted on August 11, 2015 at 9:09 am, filed under Events, Friends, Joey Ng, Los Angeles, Music and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Free Cashmere Cat

Let him into your heart

and you won’t be so sad, boys.

This entry was written by Joey, posted on August 6, 2015 at 2:40 pm, filed under Events, Los Angeles, Music, Photos and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

PSNYFTW

PSNYFTW

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 Joey, posted on June 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm, filed under Friends, Music and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

First Name Greatest: Maxime Quoilin

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

like Cashmere Cat, Lunice, Baauer, Oneman, and more

at unforgettable parties

like Ed Banger’s 10th anniversary

with old friends

like myself and DJ Slow

and in new cities

like the parts of yours yet to be discovered.

To follow Max on his street cred level ups:
Instagram: @rsteadfast
Tumblr: rsteadfast.tumblr.com
Twitter: @rsteadfast

you’ll be hooked, bien sûr.

This entry was written by Joey, posted on December 9, 2013 at 8:58 am, filed under Art, Friends, Joey Ng, Music, New York, Photos and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

CMJ: Weaves + IMPOSSIBLE x Culture of Me

“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.”

– from this article on music journalism by Luke O’Neil on Bullett.

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.

WEAVES at CMJ.

Below are photos from 2007. That was my boyfriend at the time, Morgan.

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Remember formspring? I have one. You can ask me anything on it. People haven’t in a long time, but I was reading through my old answers last night.

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.

He is in a new band now. They are playing at CMJ on the 15th at Baby’s All Right and the 18th at Santos Party House.

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.

Then you’re gonna go see WEAVES play at CMJ.

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 Joey, posted on October 14, 2013 at 4:15 pm, filed under Events, Friends, Music, New York, Video and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

B2B BBs

It’s the release of YEA HOE by Sinjin Hawke and Gangsta Boo today!

So here’s a little phote of Sinjin Hawke and his gangster boo, Miss Zora Jones, from their B2B set in Brooklyn.

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Getcher download here from the fam at Red Bull Music Academy.

This entry was written by Joey, posted on September 9, 2013 at 5:03 pm, filed under Music, New York and tagged , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Permanent Honeymoon

Skip out on the wedding and go straight to the bedding.

Sweet perfection.
Sweet Thing are playing NXNE TONIGHT at midnight at The Rivoli. If you’re in Toronto (JEALLIE!), consider your NorthBy 12am time slot booked.

Official website: http://SweetThingMusic.com
Myspace: http://myspace.com/sweetthingmusic
Youtube: http://youtube.com/sweetthingmusic
Twitter: @sweetthingmusic

This entry was written by Joey, posted on June 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm, filed under Music and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

THE MOMENT
has come

Y’know this band?
Their album is in stores today. Cop one.

Official website: http://WeAreAtomicTom.com
Myspace: http://myspace.com/AtomicTom
Youtube: http://youtube.com/WeAreAtomicTomc
Twitter: @AtomicTom

This entry was written by Joey, posted on November 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm, filed under Music, New York and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Take Me Out
ATOMIC TOM

The dreamiest babes.
iPhones and apps.
The NYC subway.

Who could ask for anything more?

Official website: http://WeAreAtomicTom.com
Myspace: http://myspace.com/AtomicTom
Youtube: http://youtube.com/WeAreAtomicTomc
Twitter: @AtomicTom

Shit’s about to be viral.

This entry was written by Joey, posted on October 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm, filed under Babes, Music, New York and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Sweet Thing

I’ll tell you what this album sounds like

Best friends
Fun
Shoulder shimmies
The Annex, Toronto, Canada
First love
Brunch at Aunties and Uncles
Party
Summer dresses
Hair flips
Beers
Dancing with happy, reckless abandon
Smiling
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.

PLEASE BUY THIS ALBUM.
AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES
or your local HMV (unless of course it’s already sold out, which may be the case! YAY!)

Official website: http://SweetThingMusic.com
Myspace: http://myspace.com/sweetthingmusic
Youtube: http://youtube.com/sweetthingmusic
Twitter: @sweetthingmusic

Image source: Sweet Thing LP by Sweet Thing, EMI Canada 2010

This entry was written by Joey, posted on August 20, 2010 at 6:02 am, filed under Friends, Love, Music and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

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