Despite opposition from French telecom providers worried about
competitionl’exception culturelle, Netflix began service in France this week, with Germany and Belgium being added later this month. The company has a partnership with one large French ISP (Bouygues) and has already commissioned one original French series.
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Paris, 01.02.14 L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
After a ten-year absence, Joël Robuchon’s return in 2003 was marked by the opening of the first Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Saint-Germain-Des-Prés, Paris. This innovative comeback saw the world’s most starred chef enter a new realm of fine dining.
The “open kitchen” concept meets classical French tradition: meticulously crafted dishes are created before your eyes.
Sit at the counter and watch as the chefs use their finely honed skills to transform the finest of ingredients into exquisite creations right before you.
This new space sees the conviviality of the bar combine with the intimacy of the table. An atmosphere that is refined yet informal forms the backdrop to the finest of fine dining.
And as for your palate, the Michelin, Gault Millau, and Zagat guides are evidence enough that you are quite simply about to enjoy the very best of French cuisine.
Pan Pot, September 20, The Watergate, Berlin
For those hanging out in Berlin around next week, I recommend you to pay a visit to Pan Pot at the Watergate. The boys behind the band are Tassilo Ippenberger and Thoms Benedix and they’re a major attraction in pretty much all the main techno/electro festivals in Europe, including Wonderland.
Pan Pot has a very efficient beat. It goes straight to the point, it’s speed and it’s uniquely dark for stripped-down techno. They’re bound to become major Djs on the techno scene (or already are?). And they’re playing in one of the most trendy nightclubs in Berlin next Saturday.
If you have doubt, check out their soundcloud :
And here is for more info :
ME.022, Cabaret Sauvage Friday, Sept.19
If you’re coming early for the JEP, Le Cabaret Sauvage is organizing its last event of the summer with Mercredi Production. Get ready to shake from 11pm to 6am, the program rocks.
First part, Ricardo Villalobos, also called Richard Wolfsdorf, a Chilian-German Dj who made a name thanks to his creativity. He’s a leading figure on the minimal techno and micro house scenes. He tours everywhere ; Tokyo, Berlin, Amsterdam… Always around. And in September he’s at ME.022.
Second part, Alex & Laetitia Katapult. They have a label specialized in electronic music called Karat Records. They are fascinating phenomena ; multitask, awesome, beautiful. As engaged activists on the French electronic scene, they organize the famous Katapult parties, that happen every once in a while.
For more info :
See you there!
Les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine are back in Paris on Sept. 20 and 21! With the Nuits Blanches, it’s one of the events you don’t miss ; some places only open during those two days, so I was thinking about making a list. Of course you can visit the traditional version of Paris - I mean by that the Eiffel Tour (and I’m sure it’ll be the prettiest). But the best remains the insolite places, the dark alleys with strange stories… Examples?
The Gaumont museum. Yes, the legendary film studio has a place where it basically leaves its old French movies, its designed clothes and its sets. It usually opens for professionals only, so we’re lucky.
Another one? The circuit of “l’assassinat du boulevard du crime”. For those who want to travel through the former Boulevard du Crime and know more about its stories, it’s on Saturday 20.
Here’s for more :
Here we go.
If 2013 was the coronation of the burger as the sexiest trend in Paris, 2014 is ready for more. Forget about French traditional gastronomy for a day. When it’s time for a burger, nevermind the ravioles de homard or the filet mignon en croûte. And if you’re ready to put the price, there are so many wonderful places that will allow you to avoid Burger King for only a few euros. The trend basically consists of creating the best, the most original, the most tasty burger, so there’s a lot of choice. So when you’re craving for a steak with cheddar, onions, pickles and so, go for it.
If you miss the good old authentic American burger, Le Camion qui fume is a classic. It’s one of the first food trucks in Paris, and what a gourmet food truck! It moves around Paris though, so you’d better be at the right time in the right place. Along with Paris New York, H.A.N.D. and Blend, it’s the must.
For the newcomers in the market, there are a few addresses to visit, among which is Cantine California, the restaurant where you can taste the Obama burger. The restaurant is full of charm and wood AND you can get tacos.
And of course, what you CAN’T avoid is the Big Fernand. Its Bartholomé is truly delicious. Situated in the 2ème arrondissement, it’s very close to the most attractive places (it means you can have a burger break between 2 visits).
If you’re not ready to give up on refined gastronomy, some restaurants happen to leave a bit of foie gras in their dish. If you wanna try, L’Echoppe de Paris is the place where you don’t go for “a” burger, but “the” burger.
For a better insight of the choice you can have, here’s an interesting map of burger places published by FraisFrais (http://fraisfrais.com/plan-metro-burger-paris/)
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September 6th, Debaser Medis, Stockholm
With his dark deep house / techno sound, Erol Alkan has been a very influential producer for many years. As he plays different instruments, he has been able to diversify his sounds, adding new textures and layers to strictly electronic/computer generated tracks.
He is also famous for his remixes from artists including Klaxons, Bloc Party, Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, Gonzales, Tame Impala, MGMT, Connan Mockasin, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Digitalism, Scissor Sisters, Justice, Franz Ferdinand, LA Priest, Interpol, Hot Chip, Death From Above 1979, Metronomy..
And he likes long long set… so prepare your ears and feet !
Music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPmwgyEEhb8
Music (with Boys Noize) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CmAVkkok7c
More info : https://www.facebook.com/events/721616947901172
August 12th, Medis, Stora Scenen, Debaser, Stockholm
Before becoming one of the most genius rappers of his time, Bronson was a renowned chef in NYC. He actually raps a lot about food in his songs and his the subject of a mini-web show, “Fuck, That’s Delicious” hosted by the Youtube channel Munchies…
This guy is totally insane on stage and I really recommend you check him out. It is going to be pure madness in the crowd.
Check out the “Rare Chandeliers” mixtape : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDLv_UKbDA4
When you feel peckish :
More info : http://debaser.se/kalender/13549/
July 26th, the Arkham, Shanghai
The young barely 20 y-old french phenomenon takes over the Arkham in Shanghai for a night !
With his synth - dreamy - electro pop rest assured that you’ll land on some far away planet, spaced away, floating on plasmatic clouds.
and Live Music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2kB6UdZhio
and more info : https://www.facebook.com/events/1509800955903002/
Stockholm Syndrome : Shawn O’Sullivan,
July 25th, the Shelter, Shanghai
From bouncy tech-house to aggressive techno, O’Sullivan, aka Vapeuteen, will destroy Shanghai’s underground !
Come and find shelter in the famous Shanghai basement club. Loud bass, hard kicks and mind-blowing synth are waiting for you. The night is to be very long….
Music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F0sCl06gQY
Music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea_zp4QNqsA
More info : https://www.facebook.com/sheltershanghai/timeline