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Trishna’s Alluring Interiors and Indian Menu
Before embarking on a long night out one of our evening must dos revolves around food, and being in London, Indian food is always a favourite. Living in East London, Brick Lane has always been a convenient attraction, but unsurprisingly, the restaurants tend to be hit or miss and over crowded with one too many tourist. Perhaps this is why we’re particularly drawn to Trishna, a rather nice upscale Indian restaurant located in Marylebone.
Trishna, owned by Gymkhana’s Karam Seth, is a breath of fresh air from east London allowing one to relax and focus on the sensory details that make dining experiences truly memorable. And trust us, Trishna has plenty of details to pick out and savour, especially when it comes to its interior design.
One of the restaurant’s most striking details is its walls which are filled with subtle references to vintage travel in India. Images harking back to old train journeys, rides on elephants, letter writing, vintage postcards, old Indian stamps & matchbox covers, are items that would have been collected by travellers when visiting colonial India during the Raj era, and work as focal points that help you forget that you’re actually in London.
And the food is equally as spectacular too. For first timers we suggest splashing out on their 7-course Koliwada menu which includes scrumptious dishes such as the Hariyali Bream with green chilli, coriander, and smoked tomato kachumber, the Quali Pepper Fry with keralan spices, black pepper, indian onion, and a desert including Carrot Halwa made from warm heritage carrot pudding, samosa, and chai ice cream.
Did we mention that most of the 7-courses come with a tasting glass of wine from different areas of the world which are meant to complement the unique taste of each dish? After sampling this menu you’ll understand why the restaurant has earned a Michelin star.
The 7-Course Koliwada menu is £60/person.
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Posted on Thursday, March 6th 2014
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Invitation to Create Your Own Meow Mix
When RCA students Emily Groves, Jackie Ford, Jakub Pollág and Paula Arntzen were given the brief, “Create a digital and physical object that responds sonically to people and its surroundings” they responded by creating a sound sculpture called Mew. Mew, a flat board covered with fur (perhaps to resemble a squashed cat?), emits a soft purring sound when you walk towards it.
Upon touching and stroking the fur, the sound of Mew transforms into distorted meows that are controlled by the movement of your hands. If you push down too hard on Mew, like a real cat, it will begin to hiss, but it can be calmed down by adjusting your gentle hand movements. Once you get the hang of it you can create your own “meow mix,” a sequence of sounds more suitable for artistic spaces vs the dance floor.
As with many quality sound projects, Mew’s sound effects were altered by Max MSP, a program we have to admit we haven’t gotten our head around yet. We look forward to seeing what else this group of sound artists come up with in the future. Check out the meow mix contained in the video above which explains the project.
Posted on Wednesday, March 5th 2014
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Upscale Record Shelving by Roche Bobois
We recently came across these book shelves from French company Roche Bobois, and thought that they could make the perfect record shelving for one’s prized vinyl. As anyone who collects vinyl knows, finding suitable record shelving that can perfectly accommodate one’s collection can be quite a difficult task, and we think that these shelves would make a good contender. Available in a selection of pleasant shades, these shelves would certainly highlight your collection in refined simplicity. The downside to these shelves, designed by Vincent Supont-Rogier, is that like most designer furniture, they most likely cost a mint. One can only dream.
Posted on Monday, March 3rd 2014
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Saturday Night Minimix
With the end of the month nearly upon us we felt it was about that time again to mix some of the best February tracks we’ve come across. In our latest Saturday night minimix, you’ll find a selection of tracks we feel are best suited for listening to during the hours between 3am-4am.
We don’t typically do that many 45-minute mixes, hence the label ‘minimix’, but sometimes less is more. In our Saturday Morning Minimix you’ll find a choice of sounds which include:
- Real Slow (Plastic Plates Remix)by Miami Horror
- Be Mine (Original Mix)by Lane 8
- Together ( dub mix )by Casio social club & justin winks
- She Got It (Radio Mix) by We Are Legends
- Life Is Like Monopoly (Original Mix by Polyester Suits
- Numbers Are Gone (Original Mix)by Neil Browne
- Our Reflection Blues (Ghosts On Tape Remix)by Joe Bellingham
- Mogadisco (Original Mix)by JBAG
- Free of Fear by Client Liaison
- Is it Love? (Original Mix)by Elizabeth Rose
- Shiver (Avec Sans Remix)by Avec Sans
Posted on Tuesday, February 25th 2014
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Cut/Copy We Are Explorers in 3D Print
We are always on the constant look out for new music videos which bridge the gap between musician and music fan and Cut/Copy’s new video, We Are Explorers, aims to get viewers involved through 3D printing. In the video, a couple of figurines crafted from 3D printing technology embark on a lovely journey filled with simple adventures set to a soundtrack crafted by Cut/Copy. After watching the video, viewers are invited to download the 3D models which you can print at home (as you do).
The directors of the video, Masa Kawamura, Qanta Shimizu and Aramique Krauthamer, describe the video as a 3D-printed story. You interact with the video by printing your own versions of the figurines, shooting and reshaping the narrative any way you want.
While the figurines look a little rough at the moment due to the limitations of 3D printing, we like the concept none the less, and can envision the song of the future coming with instructions that allow you to print out a physical object to bring back the tangible aspect of music in to your home.
You can download the 3D models via the Cults site, a community dedicated to 3D printing.
Posted on Monday, February 24th 2014
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Alphahour Closed Eyes Dancing Mix
As it’s getting late in London and especially as it’s a Friday, we’re in the mood for some good music and we know just the mix – the Closed Eyes Dancing Mix from our friend Alphahour who’s based in Portugal. This mix is filled with two hours of goodness and traverses many genres including electronica, deep house, and melodic techno just to mention a few.
The man behind Alphahour, André Pinto, explained the flavour of this mix:
“I am nothing but a complex combination of atoms, just like everything else around us. and you are nothing but energy compressing and propagating through air. Together we invented time travel, teletransportation, non-assisted flying, telepathy, psychokinesis and love. we became ether and light, created entire new worlds from our minds only, transformed moments into hours and produced films like the old french classics. as unbelievable as it sounds, we did all of this while dancing.
I know we are atoms and energy, but when we close our eyes… that’s a whole different story.”
Check out the teaser video above if you don’t have two hours to spare:
Posted on Friday, February 21st 2014
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Kitsuné’s French Kiss @ Village Underground
Last night we checked out Kitsuné’s French Kiss evening at the Village Underground and have to say that we were impressed with the line-up and the crowd. If you’ve never attended a Kitsuné night before, the label attracts a fashion forward crowd who actively search for the best music and club nights that are on offer.
The evening kicked off with Panda and Clancy which were the followed by Let the Machines do the work and a set by Jerry Bouthier and Gildas. At the peak of the evening, Alexis Taylor wowed the crowd, and DJ Falcon left revellers wanting more.
What we particularly like about Kitsuné nights such as French Kiss is that they always manage to create a good vibe that reminds you of what clubbing is supposed to be like. We’ll be on the look out for the next Kitsuné event.
In the meantime, check out the Kitsuné New Faces minimix by Jerry Bouthier.
Posted on Sunday, February 16th 2014
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Kitsuné New Faces Minimix
Kitsuné New Faces is the Paris music label’s new compilation featuring their latest crop of musical talents setting the latest trends in dance and indie music. In the same vein as its previous compilations, New Faces shows off Kitsuné’s fearless approach to signing experimental acts, and this collection of 14 tracks shows off the label’s desire to challenge expectations. We could go on and on, but we think you should judge the Kitsuné New Faces compilation yourself via this minimx put together by Jerry Bouthier. The compilation is officially out on February 24.
- ANTIMATTER PEOPLE ‘Mossy Grounds’ Kitsuné’s latest protégés are on a psychedelic, seventies tip that’s both classy and soundtracky. On listening to “Mossy Sounds” one can almost smell the patchouli exhalations.
- HYETAL ‘Jam The Network’ With its relentless pace and 80s synths «Jam The Network» sounds like a poppier M83. For sure Hyetal does electronica with a big heart.
- GALLANT ‘Sirens’ His haunting falsetto and enigmatic charm make Gallant stand out a mile off. Take your pick between progressive R’n’B and chill-out soul.
- SUPERFOOD ‘Bubbles’ More seventies rock influences from Superfood, a Birmingham quartet who puts the classics in the blender and comes up with its own interpretation.
- LXURY ‘Never Love’ Praised by Disclosure and feeding pop music with his dancefloor and lo-fi sensibilities, this young Brit has the candor of a fragile fawn, watch him turn into a star.
- SNAKADAKTAL ‘The Sun II’ Enter Snakadaktal’s world of rich, wondrous soundscapes, magical harmonies and sincere poetry. Kind and delicate «The Sun II» will only sound better in stadiums.
- SOLOMON GREY ‘Last Century Man’ From Oxford to Australia via east London, Tom Kingston and Joe Wilson blur the lines between computers and live instrumentation with a lyrical almost pastoral vision.
- CLANCY ‘Overdue’ (edit) After years of raging electro, deepness is on the cards again. One of its stalwarts Clancy treads the famous Manchester-London axis with his hypnotic, techno-infused house that goes deeper than deep.
- SOUTHERN ‘Shout It’ Brother-sister act Southern bring modern flavors to blues, Ireland never felt so close to the Deep South.
- KILO KISH ‘Turquoise’ Lakisha Robinson aka Kilo Kish can’t stay still. This textile designer and visual artist is also a convincing singer/songwriter who brings her own drama twist to NY R’n’B.
- YEARS & YEARS ‘Real’ Hotly tipped London quintet Years & Years craft an irresistible world of seductive soulful pop music self-described as ‘warm analogue meets cold digital’.
- ROSIE LOWE ‘Me & Your Ghost’ Accompanied by producers Kwes and The Invisible’s Dave Okumu, singer/songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Rosie Lowe experiments with textures, sounds and beats whilst sticking to a certain songwriting ideal.
- GEORGE FITZGERALD ‘I Can Tell By The Way You Move’ It’s a London thing, those who grew up with speed garage and drum & bass are now recreating house music. Again and again black American music is inspiring the UK and keeps on spawning numerous hybrids.
- PANDA ‘Eighty Nine’ Soul vocals are back in a big way, even if that means pitching and twisting them up cartoon-style. Forward-thinking house from Brit trio Panda.
Video above: Year’s & Years’ ‘Real’ taken off Kitsuné New Faces compilation.
Posted on Thursday, February 13th 2014
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*orlando* Earth Moon Earth
To be honest we don’t really know much about *orlando* except that it’s supposed to be “music for telepathic amphibians from other star systems.” Classify it as you will. It’s very good. We’ll be keeping an eye on *orlando* – that’s fo’ sure.
Posted on Wednesday, February 12th 2014
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Exchanging Identity through Clothing
We rather like this series of photos called Spring/Autumn taken by the photographer qozop. The series features pairs of photos; one photo shows a grandchild and a grandparent wearing their own clothing, the other photo showing the grandchild and grandparent with their clothing swapped.
The series highlights just how much we judge people by what they wear, and how our perceptions of them can totally change with just a few pieces of cloth. We happen to prefer the photos of the grandparents wearing their grandchildren’s clothing, and we can only hope that when we get old, we’ll be young at heart and young in style.
Posted on Wednesday, February 12th 2014
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Prayer for Japan by Deastro
One music artist which never fails to impress us is Deastro from Detroit. His music always reminds us of music from the future, and you’ll see why with his track called Prayer for Japan. As a current figure leading the new electronica movement, Deastro’s latest track pushes musical conventions to create a song that is forward thinking yet accessible. In Prayer for Japan we particularly like the high-speed synths sounds which hark back to the past in an acid kind of way, yet they create a new vibe which we haven’t heard from any other musician. That’s a good sign indeed.
Posted on Wednesday, February 12th 2014
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London Weather Report | Cold & Grey
Peering out of our office window, we have to report that the London weather is cold, grey and rainy, and it’s times like this that make us look even more forward to the warmth of sun and music, especially at events such as Primavera Sound 2014.
Perhaps in the future, we’ll be able to take a pill that gives us the light and energy that one can find in the world’s sunniest destinations, something like the pills that were designed by Vaulot & Dyèvre as part of the Exposition Miniflux, an exhibition of very small lighting objects, held at Galerie Roger Tator in 2011.
The concept behind the ‘light pills’ is described as follows:
“Moodiness, flaccid skin, looking dull, tendency to depression! You are obviously in lack of sunshine. Our range of supplements Kelvin Lumen restores the vitality you need. Sunset Laboratories offer a wide range of solar radiation, from Bora Bora to the Maldives, Haiti and the Bahamas. Just ask your pharmacist. Read the instructions carefully. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. This additional Solar should not totally replace natural exposure. Avoid abusive use.”
Until these light pills are made a reality, we suggested listening to this track called Bora Bora by Blondes to help take your mind off of the winter weather until the summer arrives. It’s sure helping us beat the blues of this London weather.
Posted on Tuesday, February 11th 2014
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Weeknight Dark Light
We are expecting big things in 2014 for Andy & Holly who make up New York based Weeknight. Their song Dark Light is indicative of the style of sound they create. Some call it dark wave, some shoe gaze, yet others nu gaze. We’ll let you decide for yourself. Their full length album Post-Everything is released this March.
Posted on Tuesday, February 11th 2014
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Sophia Hamadi Mix
It’s very rare that one comes across a DJ mix that starts off with a William Basinski track and that’s why we’re pleased to feature the Northern Quarter Mixtape by Sophia Hamadi, 1/2 of Paris-based Opale. We listen to hundreds of mixes each week and have to say that this mix has quite a few hidden gems that you won’t necessarily find in other mixes. You can discover this for yourself by playing her mix above.
What’s more, this mix reminds us that electronic composer William Basinski will be performing his Arcadia Series at the St. John Church in Hackney, London on March 20th. This event is something not to be missed.
But we digress. We hope you enjoy this 40-minute mix from Sophia Hamadi as much as we do.
Check out her other project Opale.
Posted on Tuesday, February 11th 2014
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Quench Cocktail Spinner
We’re a fan of all things that can make our lives easier, especially when it comes into the realm of cocktail making. When we came across the Quench cocktail spinner, we thought it would be one of those kitchen devices which you only use once only to re-discover it when you move house, but we’ve found plenty of everyday uses for this handy device.
In addition to being able to perfectly mix your traditional cocktails, we found the quench quite handy in preparing different coffee drinks, especially when paired with a handy Aeropress. For example, making one of our favourite coffee cocktails, the Wake Up Call, is a breeze with the Quench and Aeropress:
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. strong coffee
- ½ oz. Triple Sec
- 1 oz. milk
- Add all ingredients in the Quench filled with ice and spin until mixed.
- Serve over ice into a rocks glass.
Understandably, convincing the cocktail purist that a proper drink can be mixed just as well in a Quench as a metal cocktail shaker might be a tall order, but for those looking for something less high-falluting, then the Quench is for you.
Learn more about the Quench Cocktail Spinner.
Posted on Monday, February 10th 2014