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Sep 30, 2014 / 1 note

Friday, Oct.3                                                                                         Formule Records Party, Batofar

Formule Records, the French label created in 2006 to entertain the masses, is back this October for its brand new releases. For the occasion, it’s preparing a big party at the Batofar on Friday. Something that cannot be missed. 

This time the line-up is exclusively French. To appear first, BOBMO, a familiar face on the Parisian dancefloor. After his partnerships in Marble Players and High Powered Boys, he’s back on the sets, alone, with brand new Eps and an album, “New Dawn”. His old school techno is electric. You’ll be seduced.

He will be followed by Adam Polo, who embodies the Formule Records Label itself ; Greg Hoffman, an active member of the Reims electronic scene ; and other great names, such as Elomak and Blondinethemix

Sep 29, 2014 / 6 notes

Je perf’, ils perfs’… nous dansons,                                                              Nuits Blanches, Oct 4.

In case you missed Time Tunnel by Jeff Mills last Friday, here he comes again, he’s back in Paris for the Nuit Blanche. Just for the event, he’s traveling back from the middle ages to the golden age of disco and, we hope, techno music, since it’s his thing.

The party is at the Parc André Citroën, where Jeff Mills will accompany the visitors and wanderers who’ve come for the street artists of the white nights. Or just for Mills. Or the park, cause this park is for Parisians what Central Park represents for New Yorkers in a way.

No? Anyway the point was that it’s a wonderful place and there’s gonna be wonderful people. 

Sep 28, 2014

MaMA festival,                                                                                    15/16/17 octobre 2014

Le MaMA festival, c’est le rendez-vous international des professionnels de la musique. Ils viennent prendre la température dans 7 lieux différents, du Divan du Monde à l’O’Sullivans en passant par le Bus Palladium, donc si vous passez par là, les groupes se donneront à fond. Je pense que ça vaut le coup d’oeil.

A l’affiche, Rocky, un groupe en devenir qui surfe avec des grands noms (Major Lazer, the Shoes) ; sans oublier les bien connus Naïve New Beaters, ou encore le rêve électronique des Applause, un tout nouveau groupe Belge. Et j’en passe. Enjoy!

Plus d’infos là-bas : http://www.mama-event.com/fr

Sep 27, 2014 / 1 note

Paris Fashion Week is starting this week, so just a few reminders for the occasion.

  • Saint Laurentjust came out. Yes, another one. Yves Saint Laurent and Saint Laurent were not released at the same time, and the reason is quite interesting ; Saint Laurent did not receive as much help from the big house as the first one, because it was showing a very ambiguous version of the creator’s portrait, and it was obviously a risk for the brand to support the project. So when the first movie had access to the copyrights, Saint Laurent’s house and even the dresses, Saint Laurent had to do without any support, and apparently this version is far much better, more artsy, less of a biopic, more interesting then.
  • Emma Ferrer. She made people talk after she ended up on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar and now Lanvin’s creative director Alber Elbaz asked her to walk his Spring Summer 2015 show in Paris. Just a detail : she’s Audrey Hepburn’s Granddaughter. Big up for her, she managed to escape from the Hollywood machine. 
Sep 25, 2014 / 5 notes

Frank Gehry                                                                                           Centre Pompidou, Oct. 8 - Jan. 26

His work is recognized as a major contribution to contemporary architecture. He is the one living character of his time. His numerous sculptures can be called a work of art and an embodiment of modernity. 

When others are trying to come back to neo-classicism, he goes ahead and redefines the city and its landscape. Come see the first retrospective on the man, it happens in Paris. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to it. 

Centre Pompidou, Place George Pompidou, 4ème arrondissement

http://www.centrepompidou.fr/cpv/resource/cTgGo4/r4rGEGo

Sep 24, 2014 / 1 note

L’espace Dali just opened and it’s the first place to ever offer exclusive exhibits on Dali. To celebrate this opening, the museum invited street artists to take part in Dali fait le Mur, an exhibition that enhances the similarities between Dali’s universe and the street art world. 

The point? Demonstrate that they have a lot in common. “Polymorphe, explosive, rebelle, déconcertante, drolatique, insolite, anticonformiste, populaire : s’agit-il de définir la démarche dalinienne ou celle du street art?” As l’Espace Dali puts it, what brings them together is their singular approach of the world : provocative, wild, limitless. 

For more info, try 

http://daliparis.com/fr/

The exhibit ends on March 15, and it’s 11 rue Poulbot, 75018 PARIS

Sep 23, 2014 / 1 note

Lumière noire au Rex Club,                                                                      Sept. 27,

The Rex Club is putting the lights out next saturday. Chloe, le Dj/compositeur qui écume tous les centres d’arts contemporains d’Europe, s’invite et amène des invités de marque. 

Superpitcher, Axel Schaufler pour les intimes, figure incontestée de la scène minimaliste allemande. A écouter, son mix de Baby’s on Fire de Brian Eno, parmi d’autres mix de Hot Chip, Rufus Wainright, M83, j’en passe. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM5coZk_lkE

Tim Sweeney le bien nommé, qui ne va pas sans sa célèbre émission Beats in Space qui anime New York dans ses heures perdues. Il mélange tout et ça donne des trucs cool, plutôt bien construits et extrêmement efficaces. 

Bref, une jolie soirée à noter. 

Le Rex Club, c’est 5, boulevard Poissonnière pour les nouveaux. 

http://www.rexclub.com/event/lumiere-noire

Sep 22, 2014

CRAVING FOR A KOREAN?

You must know that the best Japanese restaurants in Paris hang out around Rue Sainte-Anne. Higuma, Yasube, Sapporo, Kunitoraya, all those names are making me so hungry. Perhaps because I’m constantly craving for sushi.

Yesterday, yet, I went to rue Sainte-Anne to try a Korean. And it was the best I ever tasted. I can’t tell I’m a specialist, but I’m quite used to their cuisine, and this one is almost exceptional. 

When you go in, the smells take you somewhere else. It’s spicy, it’s hot, it makes you feel like you’re not in Paris. The staff is exclusively Korean and barely speaks French, so it adds to the cliché.

And the food, oh my. Try the bibimbap, it’s truly delicious, however with the choice you have you’d better not be alone because you’re gonna want to taste everything. Why not its bulgogi, this raw meat grilled on a barbecue, or its steak tartare, or the famous bindaelok, a Korean crepe, or even a jellyfish salad? 

If you want to discover Korean cuisine, I would say it’s the place. The prices are not too high, it can go from 20 to 50 or 60, and it’s worth it. It’s called Guibine by the way, and it’s 44, rue Sainte-Anne, 75002 PARIS

Enjoy!

Sep 22, 2014

PARIS ELECTRONIC WEEK J-5

  • Made in Vietnam, Sat. 20 au Petit Bain
  • Solarium au Point Ephémère, Fri. 26
Sep 19, 2014

Solarium au Point Eph,                                                                                     September 26

Supernova Project organizes its brand new event for the Paris Electronic Week. 

Program : Arnaud Riviere and his sensitive post-nuclar-erudit-futurist music ; Habyss, this duet of two sisters and their hypnotic experimental electro, almost darkwave and acid ; Voltas, and its crazy electronic jam sessions ; and finally the rising stars of Paris, Celine and Myoko.

More info :

POINT EPHEMERE

200 quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris
Métro Jaurès (L2, L5, L7bis)
Métro Louis Blanc (L2)

http://www.pointephemere.org/category/concert/#9