12
Sep 10

Album of the week: Robyn’s Body Talk Pt. 2

Robyn's Body Talk Part 2, guaranteed to make you sweat.

Robyn is indeed indestructible, or at least that’s how she would describe herself at the end of Part 2 of her much-hyped Body Talk series.

Robyn is indestructible because she came out of nowhere when everyone stopped singing her delicious 90s pop factory hit, “Show Me Love.” Since her self-titled triumph five years ago, Robyn has been on a mission to make bodies sweat.

Robyn is starting to create music that is layered, aggressive, irreverent, and  bloody brilliant. It is different from Body Talk, Part 1 because that album showed Robyn’s potential to take her innovative electro pop to the next level. This is the next level.
Case in point: I was listening to the collaboration of Swedish mastermind Klas Ahlund and the always on fire, Diplo, “Criminal Intent,” on the Hello Kitty speakers in my house. I turned to a friend who was visiting – and who was dumbfounded by the sonic wonder coming from my stereo, and said, “If I EVER hear this song anywhere, I don’t care who I’m with, what I’m doing, or where I’m at, I will lose my fucking mind.” And if I did lose said mind, as Robyn sings cooly in the song, “somebody alert the authorities.”

I don’t know when’s the last time I felt that exact way about a song from Robyn, but I know that the best thing about Part 2, is that there is something so hard, strong, fast, fierce and undeniably effortless about what she’s doing with her music. Her voice, which is in fine form as a dance club diva and a balladeer, glides like butter over an arsenal of nostalgic, yet futuristic blips, buzzes, synths and kicks.

The music video for Robyn\’s first single for Part 2, \”Hang With Me\”

Throw in a hard hitting Snoop Dogg collaboration (“U Should Know Better”) and a Savage Skulls heart-stopper (“Love Kills”) and you’ve got an album of bonafide hits that still appeal to hipsters everywhere. If people don’t get Robyn now, they’ll never get her –  and as punishment, will be left behind in a sea of club kids who use their sweat-drenched bodies to take over the world.

Mickey Woods



13
May 09

Fashion and Queer undercurrent at Sway ONCE A MONTH!

What happens when you take ROXY COTTONTAILS biggest “profiling” Hip Hop party and infuse it with Queer hosts (Contessa) and DJ’s (Telfar and Kingdom from MR. BLACK’S CASTLE SATURDAYS) ?!!! You get a melange of “Industry” and/or Underground party people coming out of the wood work.
Typically Sway is known for it’s Mondays Electric Punanni, and Rice and Pea’s but something was missing for fashion hip hop heads.
Adding elements of queer friendly, fashion forward and Industry thinking – we get a balance of crazy partying and the ability (which Sway Mondays was missing for a while) NETWORKING.

With that being said, being involved on a Sway Monday that speaks to me, makes me very happy to be apart of a creative scene.

MAY 11TH 2009

MAY 11TH 2009


Not to mention the first Fruity Cocomuffs Diplo did a surprise DJ set after miss Mad Decent’s MALUCA performed! This EDITION our home girl Shyvonne and Shamz Le Roc KILLED it.

So Queers, and Fashionista’s who like to bump and grind and dutty wine to a party with an undercurrent of Queer friendly energy, this is it ONCE A MONTH AT FRUITY COCOMUFFS!

I LOVE SWAY MONDAYS! The best hip hop party in NYC, EVER, PERIOD.

Check out PHOTO by TONE FRUITY COCO MUFFS MAY 11TH 2009. CLICK PICTURE BELOW!

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FIRST FRUITY COCO MUFFS W/ MALUCA, DIPLO, CONTESSA, ROXY COTTONAIL, TELFAR AND KINGDOM

CONTESSA GETTIN NASTY

CONTESSA GETTIN NASTY


DIPLO AND KINGDOM

DIPLO AND KINGDOM



MALUCA KILLING IT

MALUCA KILLING IT


XOXO CONTESSA

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