Rave Culture: Top 10 Detroit Techno docs from Bang the Party

March 27, 2013 at 9:21 pm
bellevillethree_Juan Atkins Kevin Saunderson Derrick May

I love my new west coast home, replete with desert dance parties, funky glitch hop, nasty electro-breaks, flame throwers, fun fur, and mobile glowing spaceship dj booths, I also love the new EDM concerts with crazy LED shows, super technical visuals and pyrotechnics, and dj booths worth 6 figures. But ultimately, I’m an east-coast party kid that grew up on minimal, hard techno, and jackin house. Give me Ben Sims in an abandoned detroit warehouse […]

Fast Forward: Levitation

February 9, 2013 at 2:01 am
Jessica Stam - Solve Sundsbo Photoshoot 2006 for Numero 11

Ugh, past my bedtime. Levitation Model: Jessica Stam Photographer: Solve Sundsbo Magazine: Numero Issue: November 2006

Radical Self-Reliance: DIY transparent cuffs

January 30, 2013 at 4:54 am
loveaestheticsdiytransparentcuffs4

Todays DIY courtesy of Ivania Carpio at LOVE AESTHETICS.  Check out: DIY Transparent Cuffs for instructions.  I think there’s a variety of perspex colours out there so they don’t necessarily have to be clear.

Shuffle: Circuit board nails

January 26, 2013 at 4:44 am
Circuit board nail polish

From Nail Pop LLC on tumblr.

Fast Forward: Color of Beats

January 19, 2013 at 3:47 am
Color of Beats Hailey Chan Yanzhou Bao 11

Color of Beats Designer- Hailey Chan Photographer- Yanzhou Bao MUA- Vivi Suzuki Model- Danielle

Radical Self-Reliance: Rick Owens Cowl Vest

January 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm
PS I made this DIY Rick Owens cowl vest

Today’s DIY courtesy of P.S. I made this.  I’ve gotten a lot of project ideas from them over the years.  Def great for beginner DIYers. This vest was inspired by a Rick Owens vest (I assume the one on the model in the picture).  Gareth Pugh used to work for Rick Owens and Owens later became his mentor/sponsor.  You can see similar structures in GPs Spring/Summer 2012 collection.  You can Please visit the blog for […]

Resolutions

January 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm
Sofia Bamboo Yoga Play

Actually did pretty well last year!  I made a lot of friends, was actually somewhat social, spent a lot of time with my aging puppy, took some poledancing classes (would’ve continued if I had the funds), started DJing and released a couple sets, did some dancing with a flaming pot on my head, I didn’t write a book but I did start this blog which is even better This year’s totally attainable-if-I-actually-try resolutions: 1. DJ […]

Happy NYE!!!

December 31, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Well this was quite the year in terms of personal development.  Still a ways to go, particularly professionally and financially, but I’m looking forward to the new year  as I’ve worked very very hard to build a stable foundation for myself.  Off to a jungle party tonight, then likely to the CoZo and a proper catch up with my old crew.  Believe it or not, in oh 14 years of partying, mostly in the GTA, […]

Shuffle: Tsk tsk PussPuss

December 5, 2012 at 7:32 am
il_570xN.397327969_d00o

Frak. Well, I really wanted to keep this blog upbeat and encouraging, but I’m sorry PussPuss, I gotta call you on some BS.  First off, I was initially stoked when they released their first swimsuits and dresses with digital prints of sound equipment.  Initially. But really?  You just showed “The DJ’s Wife Collection. ”  Ok, maybe  I just get my feathers REALLY ruffled when I get subtle and not-so-subtle messages enforcing gender and hetero-normative roles. […]

Raver styles 101

December 5, 2012 at 6:48 am
types of ravers

Alright, so I know there’s a lot of different “genres” of rave clothing.  Let’s try and clarify them shall we?  First, lets make a list. East coast techno-snob Club kid Candy kid Cyber punk Cyber goth Industrial/rivethead Indie/emo raver Sparkle pony/gogo Burner Hippie/boho festival raver Hipster nerd West coast feathers and leather Junglist Gabber Punk/DIY/Free tekno What am I missing?  Enlighten me.  I know there’s a bajillion goth styles and I can’t cover them all […]