David Bowie is dead. His music accompanies me since my childhood. His transformations had fascinated me but also have inspired me. Bye Bye King Bee, Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, Halloween Jack, Aladdin Sane, David Jones. Today, you left Earth to return to the stars.
There was over 10 years that some expected it. He accompanied our lounge cocktails for years with his hit « So Flute ». Ludovic Navarre aka St Germain is back with a new album of 8 titles with some « Afrobeat » vibes. I had the opportunity to see him in Belgrade, I admit that I was not disappointed. It was a real pleasure! A pinch of Africa in Serbia! It was the first time that the DJ was in the country and his fans were there.
A trend is growing in clubs all over the world and becomes unavoidable. This emerging new music scene is called Nu Disco. But what is ??? My friend Tsunami defined it as a smart music for smart people. For me, it’s mostly the return of melodies and « groovy » sounds in the techno as the good old House Music from the 90’s. The scene Nu Disco reinvents the sometimes dusty Disco of the 70’s and gives pride of place for vinyl with Re-Edit. This music with sexy and languiorous sounds is reminiscent of a sunset at the waterfront in the summer. No more blues ! We listen Nu Disco !!!
Some will be ashamed to admit it, but I love karaoke. When a friend told me that a bar has opened in Paris with some Karaoke boxes like in Japon, I immediately made a reservation. It was a blast for ears but a very good moment with friends. There is four boxes for rent. Each can contain 15 persons and cost around 9€ per person for two hours of fun. The playlist is huge with 7000 hits in French and English. The decoration is trendy not like in Chinese restaurants. The installation with touch sceen is very Hi-Tech but easy to use. The intimacy of the box allows you to let go without fear of ridicule : regressive and enjoyable !
BAM Karaoke Box : 30, rue Richer, 75009 Paris
« Einstein on the Beach » is an opera in four acts written by Philip Glass in 1976 and directed by Robert Wilson. The entire book consists of short texts which do not form any particular story. The opera consists of nine scenes about twenty minutes separated by Knee Play. For Philip Glass, a Knee Play is an interlude between two acts, and somehow, it looks like the knee of the human anatomy. They also act as intermissions during which the scene can be rearranged to the following set. I has a passion for the fifth Knee Play: 2 Lovers. It is a beauty that I do not get tired. I can listen again and again!
Here is the text recited:
Two lovers sat on a park bench with their bodies touching each other, holding hands in the moonlight.
There was silence between them. So profound was their love for each other, they needed no words to express it. And so they sat in silence, on a park bench, with their bodies touching, holding hands in the moonlight.
Finally she spoke. « Do you love me, John ? » she asked. « You know I love you. darling, » he replied. « I love you more than tongue can tell. You are the light of my life. my sun. moon and stars. You are my everything. Without you I have no reason for being. »
Again there was silence as the two lovers sat on a park bench, their bodies touching, holding hands in the moonlight. Once more she spoke. « How much do you love me, John ? » she asked. He answered : « How’ much do I love you ? Count the stars in the sky. Measure the waters of the oceans with a teaspoon. Number the grains of sand on the sea shore. Impossible, you say.
There a few weeks ago, I went to a « Gabber » party at Trabendo in Paris. Even if I know hardcore techno and the mythic Thunderdome Festival, I was particularly surprised by the style of the participants: a mix between the movie « Thunderdome » and the output of a gym class. But first of all what is the Gabber? The word comes from the Yiddish. It means « friends ». It is a movement from the techno music culture. It was born in the Netherlands in the 90’s and its only motto is « Party Hard ». In fact, it gives a cheerful band of friends who dance Hakken (a kind of bouncing jitter) on music boosted at least 180bpm. Today, Gabber spirit is still alives in Trap Music and groups such as Die Antwoord. From a style standpoint, the gabber like comfort: jogging, bomber jacket, candy colors, Nike Air max, sports bra and ponytail with shaved neck for the ladies. Not very glamorous at first, but with the revival of the 90s, designers are inspired by the movement like Karl Lagerfeld with his collection Autumn / Winter 2015 for Chanel. This trend breathes new life into sportswear. Nike recovers the Air Max 1. Bomber’s comeback and made shadow to Teddy jacket. The croped top is a hit! This summer fashion trend is sporty. So to stand out, I advise you to boost your look at 200BMP and be Hardcore!!! To inspire you, I prepared a board on Pinterest.
If you think that the Serbs are crazy and they speak loudly, come to the folk bands festival of Guča and you will understand! The crowd, the noise of the bands that overlap, rakia and beer freely flow , all of this has something to make you mad! Besides, you must speak loud to have a conversation with musicians playing in your ears.