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Marc Foxx boxx at EXPO Chicago last night. #vscocam

Essays on Britticisms

I’ve finally updated the ESSAYS portion of this tumblr with any and every essay I’ve solely posted here. The archive goes all the way to 2008 and includes musings on Michelle Obama, gun violence, Arthur Russell and The Real World/Road Rules Challenge, among other things.

“Got This Feeling” by Cubicolor

I’m excited to hear the full version of this instant and anthemic classic. Until, we’ll have to settle with these three perfect minutes, full of promise and rapturous energy.

(Cloud I FB)

“Dance music needs riot grrrls. Dance music needs Patti Smith. It needs DJ Sprinkles. Dance music needs some discomfort with its euphoria. Dance music needs salt in its wounds. Dance music needs women over the age of 40. Dance needs breastfeeding DJs trying to get their kids to sleep before they have to play. Dance needs cranky queers and teenagers who are really tired of this shit. Dance music needs writers and critics and academics and historians. Dance music needs poor people and people who don’t have the right shoes to get into the club. Dance music needs shirts without collars. Dance music needs people who struggled all week. Dance music needs people that had to come before midnight because they couldn’t afford full admission. Dance music does not need more of the status quo.”

So many great ways to tune in and so many choice selections! Read my list below.

(via hellogiggles)


by Britt Julious

Well, here we are. Summer is technically not over, and yet the temperatures hovered somewhere around 45 this morning. Fall always arrives earlier than we remember and earlier than we’d like, but with it brings some of the best music of the year. And so, another mix. This time, I’ve largely included new music with a couple of greats (like Ivy, my beloved) to complete the seasonal listening picture. Enjoy!

Free FALL, a MIXICISMS (download)

  1. "Exo Exo" by Saigon
  2. "Hourglass" by Rodrigo Amarante
  3. "Busy Baby (ft. Nina K)" by Tomas Barfod
  4. "Taken it All" by Zoot Woman
  5. "Before You (Rachel Foxx flip)" by J-Louis
  6. "Be My Baby (Cashmere Cat edit)" by Ariana Grande
  7. "Chandellier (B A S E C A M P remix)" by Sia 
  8. "Never Catch Me (ft. Kendrick Lamar) " by Flying Lotus
  9. "This Is Your Time" by Muneshine X El. Train
  10. "Slow (ft. Rochelle Jordan)" by Cyril Hahn
  11. "Talk Talk " by George Maple
  12. "Villages" by Alpine
  13. "Your Design" by Grace Mitchell
  14. "Every Other Freckle" by alt-J
  15. "Emmanuel" by B A S E C A M P
  16. "Undertow" by Ivy
  17. "Don’t You Love (ft. BANKS)" by Lil Silva
  18. "Your Woman (cover)" by Paris Carney 
  19. "Worry Heart" by Evy Jane
  20. "Send Me Out" by Kelela
  21. "No More Honey" by Blonde Redhead

(via wgsn)

Inspired by 3D modelling software glitches, Noa Raviv has designed garments that bring the digital into a physical space.  Classic Greek and Roman sculptures are the starting point and then worked into hi-tech garments.

naomi campbell photographed by seb janiak

Garage’s Shala Monroque glides through the city like the most fashionable Mary Poppins ever. (via)

Just wanted to share some news with you! I am now a Weekend Editor of HelloGiggles. I started last weekend where I got to write equally about some of my favorite female comedians and MTV’s Finding Carter (a show I secretly, well…not so secretly love). OK, that is all!

Click here to support Help for my P.O.T.S. treatment by Lauren Kinsey

Lauren is one of the most brilliant and kind people I know, and we’ve never met. Like many people who read this blog, we only know each other online. And yet, I cherish what she’s taught me about photography, historical subcultures and the arts. She is a special person, but she is also suffering.

In 2011, Lauren was diagnosed with a Pelvic Floor Disorder which has caused Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). She suffers from daily dizziness, nerve pain, fatigue, nausea, headaches, rapid heart rate, insomnia and weakness. It has left her bedridden after multiple hospitalizations, unable to work. There is no cure, but there is help.

Lauren is looking to go to Mayo Clinic Pelvic Floor and Mobility Programs. She has spent all of her savings and many of her treatments are not covered by insurance. She is also looking to move into a one-floor controllable living environment to help with her debilitating symptoms. If you are at all capable of donating to her fund, that would be wonderful. And if you can’t donate, but can signal boost, that would be wonderful as well. 

I wrote a short piece for The Guardian on musicians who are great, but not necessarily as big as they should be in light of the distribution deal between aging dad rockers U2 and Apple. Here’s my full list. (Largely ladies, hmmmmm…)

"Chasing Control" by Dreamshow

A simple, yet perfect little video that matches well with the classic, contagious, familiar NYC garage vibes of the song.

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"For A Night" by Ana-Tole featuring Niia

I received an email about this track and was surprised that it only racked up 600 views since it was posted three days ago. “For A Night” is such a fun, straightforward house track, the sort of perfect accompaniment to any dance floor and one that I immediately fell for on the first listen.