Carry On Iekeliene Stange!
Hercules and Love Affair
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Submitted by Wayne on Sat, 2009-01-03 01:02.
Well, one good thing happened in 2008. The music was much better than 2007's. So much so that it seemed that anything that was allegedly "underground", " obscure" and "cool" went mass in 2 secs. MIA found love in hip-hop's mainstream, Crystal Castles' beats surfaced on "Gossip Girl" and Mgmt became so huge and so ubiquitous you got confused and thought " Oracular Spectacular " came out 3 years ago. I loved these songs unto madness and my memories of 08 will always be sound tracked by them.
Submitted by Wayne on Sun, 2008-05-04 19:48.
Submitted by Wayne on Wed, 2008-04-30 16:29.
Strange things are brewing in NYC these days. Or rather I should say these nights. Strange looks. Mad talent. New blood. And we would like to tap into it. As of today TI is going to take a strange turn. I'm going to stop talking about my tastes and start getting into other people's tastes. As such TI is looking for guest curators who will take over multiple-posts on certain days and upload what they damn well please. Fabien from frillr+hommestar.com is in. Hood By Air is down. Desperately trying to contact the mad mastermind behind ohnowhoa.com. I need to know who this Telfar is. Who's Johnny Misheff? And what in the world is Hercules and Love Affair plotting next? New York is back kids and the next generation is here. Trust!
Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2008-03-20 16:39.
TI's fascination with NY style mavericks Hood By Air is pretty self-evident. They are like a new chapter in the myth of New York living in the grand tradition of boomboxes and breakdancing, vogue balls and languorous summer days spent on handball courts. I hear the music of New York night clubs when I see their clothes which is practical and flamboyant, sportif and conceptual, plus I love their homemade videos which always has me in stitches. I caught up with Shayen, one of the architects of HBA , where he schooled me to the ways and by-laws of a taste point called Hood By Air.
Is New York "late" right now next to London and Berlin ? Is there hope for NY to snatch the moment back?
No, never that. London has its cocky sensibility. We're realist... or too conservative lol. From a New York point of view, I feel like they have this way of complicating expression, or at least mocking it in a way that comes off as pompous...even late. We are everyday show queens, whereas they're queens that put on a show. Which is pretty cool both ways.NY is coming back though, We always birth the urban renewal.
From HBA I get a feeling of Nike but also of a vogue battle with a little vintage Gaultier...vintage Westwood.... Something Yohji is up in there too. I get many things. Am I wrong?
These are a few things that have been an inspiration, not necessarily reference... I love the sense of active restriction which I feel these inspirations embody.