Archive | July, 2010

Get Dressed to This: In the Trenches

31 Jul

Hello, boys and girls. This is the 4th installment of “Get Dressed to This” leading up to the Retail DJ Get Dressed for This” Showcase at B.East! August 4th is SO close, but never fret; I still have 4 more special edition posts coming up for you before the event!

For tonight’s Get Dressed to This, I’ve decided to put you readers in the trenches, literally! I found this beautiful dress at AllSaints Spitalfields that is a modern, sartorial remix if you will on the trench coat. According to their site, the Amka Trench Dress is ” has an extreme funnel neck and is inspired by traditional trench coats with heavy topstitching and lapels details at neck.” Though it’s no longer available on the site in black (which is the dress color I am featuring tonight), you can find it in dark brown, if the design suits your fancy. I love this dress because its silhouette is slightly vintage and almost military-style, but the asymetry and draping, despite its sturdy fabric, make it all the more modern. Depending of the accessories, you can look like a spy, femme fatale, or wartime reporter–either way, you can’t lose.

Speaking of modern, for tonight’s mix, I’ve got a set created for Slutty Fringe (great blog, check it out) by Lostbahnhof that does quite the modern musical tailoring of house, breakbeat, and new wave style tracks that cannot be missed. The mix takes a few minutes to warm up, but once it does, its deep trip into jacked grooves will make you march to the beat of a different drum (machine).

So anyway, have a good time tonight, but before you do, Get Dressed to This:

The Music:

Lostbahnhof – Slutty Fringe Mix Series #7

(click link to play; right click + save target as download)

tracklist (below) after the jump

The Outfit:

1. Amka Trench Dress, AllSaints Spitalfields, $225 USD

 

2. “Tight End” Fishnet Tights, Spanx, $28 USD

3. BirdCage Veil with Chenille Dots and Feather Fascinator, localovespirate’s store on Etsy, $45 USD

 

4. Flick Flack Pump, Irregular Choice, $129 USD

 

 5. Painted Love Lipstick in Adora, Kat Von D for Sephora, $18 USD

 

 

 Adora hue:

 

5. Vintage Sterling Silver Clip-on Earrings, SnoopersCorner store on Etsy, $32 USD

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Special Event: Rumours Tonight!

31 Jul

Rumours is back tonight with a party just for you! Spinning tonight are DJ Tanner (as DJeneres), DJ Fucci, and DJ Sirlinda, playing everything from pop to new wave to dance rock to electronica. To hear a sampling of the music that will be played, check out DJ Tanner’s Get Ready With DJ Tanner mix here and her exclusive interview here. Hope to see you there!

Rumours // cool off

Loft above Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street
W’burg Brooklyn, NY

free before 11, $5 after

– Retail DJ

Retail DJ July Podcast

31 Jul

Woohoo! On the last day of July, I finally put out the July podcast. As I explain in the introduction of the podcast, putting together this set was super difficult, mainly because a lot of the electronic music blogs have been putting up total crap. I mean that in the nicest way. It’s not so much that the individual tracks themselves are bad, it’s just that they all sound the same. I have noticed that the mixes I’ve come across as of late, while some suffer from the same problem, are fairly good because they include several other genres and mix up the sound. I think that’s really the key to good music – not being so stagnant and understanding that it’s in the mixing, the hybridity, that real music is born.

For this podcast, I really integrated a lot of the songs I have been getting ready to before I go out that amp me up and make me feel in a dance-y mood before I leave my apartment. I mixed in some music I’ve been introduced to by way of other mixes (such as the FCL tracks, which I first heard via mixes from La Fleur and Mowgli), some 80s music I heard and got all nostalgic about while watching Nip/Tuck, and some other items that are just generally personal favorites. The new tracks, such as Ali Love’s “Smoke and Mirrors” and Brodinski + Radioclit with “Plz Let Mi Fuk Ya (a weird, but fun track) are good stand-alones and were chosen because they have a unique sound that targets common bits of one’s musical palette without boring the person to tears.

While it was a trying task this time around, the podcast is solid, and I hope you all can enjoy the music as much as I do! (By the way, apologies for my voice – I’m a little sick!)

Retail DJ July Podcast

Retail DJ July Podcast by RetailDJ

click to play ; click the small arrow on the right to download

tracklist:

1. Wendi Muse – Retail DJ Intro
2. ABC – Poison Arrow
3. FCL – More Than Seven
4. Zuzuka Poderosa – Chama O Bombeiro
5. Ninjasonik – Somebody Gonna Get Pregnant
6. FCL – Let’s Go (Retail DJ Edit)
7. Luomo – Present Lover
8. Kanye West – Power (Van Scott Crowns You Remix)
9. Buscemi – Gadget Girl
10. Thomspon Twins – Lies
11. Metronomy – Trick of Treatz
12. Brodinski ft. Radioclit – Plz Let Mi Fuk Ya
13. PosR – Cocaine Nose Job (Alexander Technique & Larry Tee Remix)
14. Blondes – Spanish Fly (Brenmar Remix) *includes Ciara sample!
15. Andy Bell – Call On Me (Hey Champ Remix)
16. Ali Love – Smoke and Mirrors (Radio Edit)
17. Diamond Lights & Amy B – Move On (Azari & III Remix)

– Retail DJ

Get Dressed to This: Doing Our Homework

30 Jul

In this third installment of “Get Dressed to This” leading up to the Retail DJ “Get Dressed for This” Showcase, I thought I’d put together an outfit based on school-girl cool. When I say “school girl,” I am not talking about “School Girl” TM that’s taken fine Catholic school uniforms and turned them into pornographic fantasy costumes. Instead, I am talking about that lounge-y, relaxed yet refined look I recall from my years in college.

Where I went to school, people did not show up to class in sweats or pajamas. They came to class well-dressed, usually on their way to/from work, an internship or even last night’s party, knowing that every moment spent getting from their dorm or apartment to class meant a possible opportunity for, well, anything. The moral of the story is that going to college in NYC means that looking good most of the time is one of the course pre-requisites. Fortunately, most of us did it in a way that didn’t break the bank or our backs. We pulled off style without trying too hard. We were surrounded by fashion and style in a way that seemed natural to our surroundings, so we just absorbed.

Speaking of absorption, remember the days when you thought that all the things you needed to study for exam could somehow be sucked up by your brain like a sponge in one night? Remember (or presently participate in doing) homework? Even if you’re no longer in school, clearly it’s a memory that some of you’d rather forget. But I’m here to remind you that doing your homework isn’t all that bad, especially if by that word I am referring to the Amsterdam-based house DJ duo Homework, whose music you have surely heard (if you’ve been listening to mixes here or in the club), but might not know by name. Well do your homework, kids, and Get Dressed to This:

The Music:

Homework – Naked Lunch at the Beat Hotel Mixtape

Naked Lunch At The Beat Hotel Mixtape (Mixed By Homework) by Homework

*be on the lookout for the Alexyss K. Tyler sample!!!!!!!!

(click to play; click the small arrow on the right to download)

tracklist  after the jump (below)

The Outfit:

1. Leto Dress, AllSaints Spitalfields, $90 USD

2. UO Suede Pump in Yellow, Urban Outfitters, $48 USD


3. Opaque Over-the-Knee Cable Knit Sock, American Apparel, $13 USD

4. Uber-Urbane Bag, Anthropologie, $290 USD

5. Purple Winged Ceramic Owl Necklace, sissystash store on Etsy, $16 USD


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Special Event: Nacotheque! Tonight! (and you can still win tickets!)

30 Jul

Nacotheque, the infamous Latin alternative music party, is happening tonight! Check out the flyer below and be sure to stop by. With a ticket price so low, it makes me think of that song in which the calls out “If you’ve got $5 in your pocket, lemme hear you say, ‘hell yeah!'” But hey, if you don’t, but you still want to go, see below for how you can win tickets for you and a friend to tonight’s show! Email me with the answer by 7 pm and they’re yours!!!

Listen to Amylulita’s Exclusive Retail DJ “What’s Good” Interview and answer this question: What is the name of the international music party Amylulita threw BEFORE Nacotheque? If you find the answer, email me: retaildj@gmail.com and the tickets are all yours 🙂

By the way, check out this sick promo mix Amylulita put together for the show! I found myself singing along and dancing the whole way through. The tracklist on its own is enough to make you scream with glee, so press play or download the thing so you can do it in the comfort of your own home as you get ready for Nacotheque tonight as opposed to at your desk:

Amylulita – Nacotheque Summer Mix

Nacotheque Summer Mix by Amylulita by Amylulita

(click to play; click the small arrow on the right to download)

tracklist:

1. Fuego – Bomba Estereo
2. Chupala – Dogma Crew con Kase
3. Prefiero el Asfalto – Nina Dioz
4. No Mas Hip Hop – Los Mono
5. Nanai – La Mala Rodriguez
6. PopozudaRocknRoll – EDU K
7. Bikini a Lunares Amarillos – The Sacados
8. La Vecina – Los Amigos Invisibles
9. Ejercicio #16 – Kinky
10. Nalguita – Plastina Mosh
11. Nossa White Gosta (“Ai Voce Gosta”) Ft Zuzuka – Azu
12. Salta 2000 – King Africa
13. Yo Digo Baila – Mexican Institute of Sound
14. Okupa Final – Meneo
15. E Butanero – Leopardo No Viaja
16. Shake – Ying Yang Twins ft. Pitbull
17. Abrazame (Uproot Andy Mix) – Los Rakas
18. Paper Planes (M.I.A. cover) – Nina Dioz
19. Pela’o (Crookers remix) – Isa GT
20. ??? – Pit Pull
21. Te Ves Bien Buena – El General
22. Dile – ???
23. The Ramonaz Fashion – Ramoneo
24. El Tigeraso – Maluca
25. La hora de volve – Rita Indiana y Los Misterios
26. OMG We Got IT (Fiesta Remix) – Todosantos
27. Cuca Cola – Plastic Caramelo
28. Fiera de Vinil (Bonde Do Terror RMX) Sunsplash ft. Rio Neurotic Bass
29. Mi Delirio (Master Lujan Remix) – Anahi
30. Vama a la playa – Quiero Star
31. Uh Ah – Atomic Brain

– Retail DJ

Get Dressed to This: My Humps

29 Jul

Fergie Ferg? Nah . . .

This is day two in the countdown until the Retail DJ “Get Dressed for This” Showcase and I came prepared and bearing gifts: my humps.

In this case, when I say “my humps,” I am not talking about that Black Eyed Peas song with Fergie at the helm, I am talking about a twisted, structured take on the tulip dress by AllSaints Spitalfields and a fabulous  mix by Camel that incorporates tech house and classic house with such smooth grace that it gave me chills on a hot and humid day.

Though this dress and its structure is quite rigid and dark (the dress is stiff and corsetted at the waist and more pronounced areas), the cut is still sexy without losing its charm. It can be dressed down with more brightly colored jewelry or made more intense with darker metals and accessories. Considering that this set of Get Dressed to This posts are about easing you all into fall, I figured I’d make a compromise with a light yet intense approach 🙂

I hope you enjoy this mix and outfit as much as I had picking them!

The Music:

Camel – Electric Cookin’ Vol. 1 (July 2010)

CAMEL – ELECTRIC COOKIN’ VOL.1 (JULY 2010) by Camel_

(click to play; click the small arrow on the right to download)

Tracklist can be found below, after the jump

The Outfit:

1. Rhine Corset Dress, AllSaints Spitalfields, $60 USD

 

2. SPIKE/Dark Gaga Heeled Bootie in Black/Nickel, Ruthie Davis, $1,395 USD (one can dream, right?)

3. Malababa Gracelia Purse in Pink, Urban Outfitters, $258 USD (tuck in the chain and use as a clutch)

 

4. Love/Hate Ring in Silver by Sproutonline, Etsy, $75 USD

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Get Dressed to This: Gothic Goodness

28 Jul

As promised, I am adding a Get Dressed to This post each night leading up to the Retail DJ Get Dressed for This Showcase on August 4th!

This first installment involves a mix that comes to us c/o the Round Table Knights. Their live set at the Sonar Festival in Barcelona packs in a ton of soulful house grooves and techno that will make you feel sexy as you get ready to go out and remind you that even after a long day’s work, your energy level is all in your head (as this mix will surely elevate it.

There is no tracklist, but trust me on this one, if you like good music, you’ll like this set.

In addition to the killer music, I’ve put together a chic yet playful outfit with the central piece from AllSaints Spitalfields. It’s perfect for any parties that lead into the fall, combining the fun of summer plaid with the subtle hues of autumn. Though layered and form-fitting, the item is made of light-weight wool and is smooth on the body, allowing the skin to breathe as one moves.

Enjoy, and see you August 4th!

The Music:

Round Table Knights – Live Mix @ Sonar Festival, Barcelona

ROUND TABLE KNIGHTS LIVE AT SONAR FESTIVAL 1 by Jackmode

(click to play)

The Outfit:

1. Sakura Dress, AllSaints Spitalfields, $153 USD

2, Cammy Black Leather Platform Heel, Steve Madden, $130 USD

3. 3-link Hoop Earrings, Neiman Marcus, $315 USD

– Retail DJ

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