Have you guys seen the most popular video clip of the HUGO Red Clashes YouTube video contest yet? Hit the play button now and enjoy the Austrian city Vienna in a whole new perspective. This clip has been voted the most popular video two months in a row – March and April. Continue to vote for the most original video clips here or submit your own. Let’s see who will be winning this month…
Keenhouse is the alter ego of LA-based Ken Rangkuty. Rangkuty grew up in Indonesia and Germany, where he enjoyed diverse music training. In 2008, he released his debut album from his new home in Southern California, which was an 8 track-affair entitled “Civic Transit” and truly well-received by the blogosphere. Since Keenhouse understands music as a story, meaning something with a beginning, a middle and an end, it’s not really surprising that his new sophomore LP is a conceptually strong record full of different facets and influences. In order for you guys to be able to peek a bit into Keenhouse’s world, we have “Where I Belong” right here for your streaming-pleasure. Check it out and be inspired!
Did somebody just say free download? Yes, we did! Because this is what you’re in for right here… “In The Zone” is the first single of Airbird & Napolian and it reaches us via Cascine from New York/London. This one is a beautiful, slow-grooving convertible anthem, topped with soothing vocals by Erika Spring. A full length LP by Airbird & Napolian is scheduled for winter, but until then, we’ll be enjoying “In The Zone” numerous times with a glas of chilled lemonade. Get your free download now and open those convertibles, people!
Parisian Producer and Dj Guillaume Berroyer aka ARK celebrates his first release on his hometown label Versatile Records. This release is an EP entitled “Street House EP” and it comes digitally and on vinyl! Our favorite on there is the opener “Emba Anthem”, with its samples from a cult west coast 90′s hip hop band (can anyone guess the name of the band?) – hence, we offer a free stream of the track right here for you guys to check! If you dig it as much as we do, go pick up the vinyl before you do anything else… C’est super!
There is no other color that pops like orange. It’s a signal color screaming: Be happy and enjoy your life! And yes, orange does work for business outfits as well. Especially with black, navy and white – the perfect companions. Start with one orange piece and work your way up to a complete look like the one pictured above and the menswear look below. The looks are all from the HUGO Summer 2013 Collection, which is now available in stores. So let’s try to do things the orange way this summer!
Well, it would be rather easy to assume that we would like the gentleman Hugo Slime simply because of his name. Or the name of this track. But: this one is nothing short of a bomb! Mr. Slime is from the City of London and you can kinda tell by the incredibly clever and funky groove of “Hugo’s Elements”. Topped with a catchy vocal sample, this one is the kind of track DJs around the world will pick to inform their crowd that the party has just started. Make sure to check out more of Hugo’s stuff, because there’s way more where this came from. We put that on our name!
Black and white – an unbeatable fashion team that will never be out of style. My advice: Try an asymmetric take on the classic black-and-white look this season as pictured above. But then again you can also play it safe with a feminine black skirt and a sleeveless white shirt. Black and white – always fashionable and always right!
We have some more Audiolith heat coming your way, people! This time it is the rather recently formed Berlin-duo Torsun Teichgräber with their summer beauty “Dr. Sommer”. As the press info suggests, this one is filled with “heartfelt warmth, organic basslines and a whole lotta love”. As this is something that we can hardly ever get enough of, we were sold after the first couple of bars. And the second this lovely piano kicks in, we just can’t help but smile! Be quick and grab your free download of this track, which will not leave your personal playlist all summer! Promise!
My favorite summer drink? Ice-cold mineral water with a dash of lime juice. Let’s try and translate this simple drink recipe to fashion: Slip into white and add a dash of lime color and voilà, you are ready for this summer. Here are some looks from HUGO Summer 2013 to inspire you!
There are not that many tracks out there that perfectly describe a sunny afternoon in Berlin the way Rampue’s tracks do. He self-deprecatingly labels them “emohouse”, while they’re actually really cleverly used vocal samples accompanied by deep grooves. “Katz Und Maus” also uses these ingredients and people will fall for this one by the truckload. Check out this beauty right now by simply hitting play!