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Google Glass in Vogue – 2013
November 29, 2016, 12:16 pm
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Photographed by Steven Klein, Vogue, September 2013. In this story: hair, Garren for Garren New York Salon; makeup, Val Garland. Produced by Tracy Whiting for North Six.

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Beyond the blue horizon lies a futuristic vision of fashion—a beautiful minimalism tailored for the brave and the bold.

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Purified lines and simplified structures are a perfect fashion strategy for taking over the office (or the planet). Right: Gucci purple wool-and-silk deep V-neck coat ($3,200) and leather turtleneck ($2,300); select Gucci boutiques. Lara Bohinc ring. Below: Chanel black-and-white jersey dress; select Chanel boutiques.BEAUTY NOTE – Embrace the future with ultra-glossy hair. The nourishing blend of extracts in Wella Professionals Oil Reflections eliminates frizz, boosts color, and protects against heat

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Outfitted in Google Glass, model Raquel Zimmermann embodies a sleek chic stripped of both embellishment and gimmick. Oscar de la Renta teal cashgora coat, $4,490; Oscar de la Renta boutiques. Gucci black leather turtleneck, $2,300; select Gucci boutiques. Michael Kors patent leather gloves and belt.

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Built for women who seem to be really, really going places: practical, everyday chic—no fidgety patterns or trims to muck up travel, intergalactic or otherwise. On Raquel: Narciso Rodriguez tangerine shift, $1,895; neimanmarcus.com. Céline necklace. Michael Kors heels. On Toni: Balenciaga wool-mohair sweater with plaster effect ($1,545), crepe pants ($1,235), and boots; clothing at Balenciaga, NYC. On Niklas: de Grisogono watch.

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Spare planes of fabric are carved into organic shapes—an intersection of hypermodern and earthy, underscored by the setting: an experimental house of 110 tons of rusted steel, built by the late architect Robert Bruno near Lubbock, Texas. Bottega Veneta saffron wool-cashmere coat, $2,750; Bottega Veneta boutiques. Etro belt. On Toni Garrn (above): Dior wool coat; Dior boutiques. On Niklas Garrn (far right): Dior Homme suit throughout.

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Cloaked against the autumn chill in monochrome coats or suits, the trio wanders Ransom Canyon like future humans returned to an abandoned Earth. On Raquel: Stella McCartney amethyst felted-bouclé coat, $3,855; Stella McCartney, NYC. Michael Kors leather gloves. On Toni: Calvin Klein Collection white coat, $2,795; Calvin Klein Collection, NYC. Reed Krakoff boots. Google Glass throughout

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When colors and cuts pack as much impact as this, the Space Age, it would seem, is not as austere as we may have feared. Tom Ford black and orange jersey dresses with comic-book beaded motifs; Tom Ford, Beverly Hills. Casadei ankle boots. Right: Giuseppe Zanotti Design platinum necklace.

 

 

 

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Moodymann Live
November 25, 2016, 2:03 pm
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a totally wired feel good jazzy soul trip
October 29, 2016, 4:05 am
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Soulsides presents a totally wired feel good jazzy soul trip hosted by Claude Mono

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show re-stream here – select 28 Oct 2016

PLAYLIST

Cookie Thomas – Black Velvet Soul

Gloria Rosebud Black – Would You Believe

Jack Jacobs – I Believe Its Alright

Freddie Cole – Brother Where Are You

Eunice Collins – At the Hotel Pt1 and Pt2

Booker T and the MGs – McLemore Avenue

The Royal VII – Its An Explosion

Bobby Byrd – Lost In The Crowd

Toby Cooper – The Guru

Brooklyn People – Peace and Love

The Undisputed Truth – Big John Is My Name

James Mason – Sweet Power Your Embrace

artist unknown – track unknown – crate diggers help please??

Tony Hester – Spaceland

Jimmy Conwell – Cigarette Ashes

Stanley Mitchell – Get It Baby

Jerry & The Medicine Men  – The Medicine Man Part 2

The Fabulous Mark III – Psycho (Pts. 1 & 2)

US Warren – The Drop

Frank Huston – Old Man Me

Herbie Mann – Hijack

Jack Jacobs – I Believe It’s Alright

Kent Schnieder – The Church is within us oh Lord

Gloria “Rosebud” Black – Would You Believe.

Lewell Williams – The Lonely Hunter

Elois Scott – Broadway Love

Jorge Darden – Alone Again

Wendell Harrison – Farewell To The Welfare Pt. 1

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I Read The Bible – Christian AOR
October 22, 2016, 9:38 am
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Something to listen to while you study the word. Discovered at the impeccably credentialed  AOR Disco

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el ritmo kooky grooves
September 26, 2016, 4:59 am
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Claude Mono’s el ritmo kooky grooves… essentially unessential…el ritmo the Tuesday Night Hi Fi Journey on RTRFM.

I brought in a box of music and just went for it – freestyle – no playlist – just the kooky grooves – it went really well – essentially unessential…

There was something wrong with re-stream so I have loaded up the full set in HQ Mixcloud.

Re-stream here –  select 20 Sep – video links in the playlist for all the tracks but the re-stream is broken so go the Mixcloud

HQ Stereo Mixcloud here

PLAYLIST

Mort Garsen – Aquarius – Electronic Hair Pieces

John Keating – The Unknown Planet – Space Experience

Bob Crewe Generation – Pygar’s Persecution – Barbarella OST

Marvin Hamlisch – Bond 77 – The Spy Who Loved Me OST

Something About April – Lovely Lady (instrumental) – Something About April Instrumentals

Joe E – Come On Sign – Enjoy The Experience

Praise Poems – Warmth – Praise Poems

David Axelrod – The Edge – Live at Royal Festival Hall

Morris Dow & Eastern Sound – Black Child – Praise Poems Vol 4

Monophonics – Hanging On – Sound of Sinning

Scott Cunnningham Band – Morning Madness

April Fulladoza – Sunlit Horizon

The Beastie Boys – Lighten Up – The In Sound From Way Out

Kid Loco vs Godchild – Chut bebe dort – Kid Loco vs Godchild

The Polytones – Burning Spear – Black Feeling 2

Kid Loco vs God Child – Dans C’cas La Nuit – Kid Loco vs God Child

Larry Covin – Masquerade – Praise Poems Vol 2

Something About April – Sittin By The Radio (instrumental) – Something About April II Instrumentals

Stringtronics – Tropicola – Mindbender

Lee Arnold Trio – Funky Chimes – The Might Mellow Vol 3

Bill Conti – Reflections – Rocky OST

St. Vincent’s Supersound Latinaires Orchestra – Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again – St. Vincent’s Supersound Latinaires Orchestra

Life – 2001 – West Indies Funk Vol 2

Bei Bei and Shawn Lee – East – Into The Wind

Ennio Morricone – Matto, Caldo, Soldi, Morto… Girotondo – Vergogna Schifosi

Project IV feat. Robin – Just A Little More Time – Praise Poems Vol 3

Gary Schneider – Cast Your Fate To The Wind – Enjoy The Experience

 

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Soviet Funk Trailers
June 18, 2016, 7:36 am
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Crate diggers and Jazzheads all know of this Youtube video…

 

The ‪#‎SovietFunkTrailers‬ project is a set of Funk, Soul & Rare Groove edits from USSR films created and mastered by DJ Soulviet (a.k.a. TenDJiz). DJ Soulviet is best known for his Soulviet Trilogy project consisting of 3 albums: CommoNasm, De La Soulviet, Q-Tipokratiya. Those albums were created by blending acapellas of American hip-hop artists (Common and Nas, De La Soul, Q-Tip) with instrumentals composed from Soviet Soul and Jazz samples.


 

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Black and Blue Radio Show 15 January 2016

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A sweet little guest host spot on the legendary Black and Blue Radio Show Friday Night on RTRFM  – musical explorations of a deep and funky persuasion – ‘very funkapolitan’

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PLAYLIST

Jef Gilson Big Band – Up To The Light – Jef Gilson Big Band

Louis Armstrong with Leon Thomas – The Creator Has a Master Plan

John Coltrane – Acknowledgement – A Love Supreme

Ballistic Brothers – Love Supreme – 12

Alexander Robotnick – Love Supreme – Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici with Alexander Robotnick

Tri-fire – Receiving End – Tri-fire Volume 1

Uku and Maryn – Suggestive – 12

Usje Sukatma – Waiting For Your Love – PPU 45

Circle City Band – Magic – Circle City Band

Bozeman and Roberts – Workin Mama – 12

Guitar Red – Disco From A Space Show – Personal Space (Electronic Soul 1974 – 1984)

Prince – Mountains – Extended 12

David Bowie – Golden Years (The Captain Tez Remix)

David Bowie and Grace Jones – Dream to the Rhythm Mash Up

Donnell Pittman – Love Explosion – Ultra High Frequencies: The Chicago Party

Robbie M – Lets Groove – Lets Groove

Dr Otto Gomez – Love Junky

Moodymann – I Cant Kick This Feeling When It Kicks

King So So – Disco in the Sky

Noo – No More

Wagon Cookin – I’m Gonna Make You Dance (Spirit Catcher Remix)

Ballplayers – American Worker

David Bowie / Pat Metheny – This is Not America (Silinders re-rub\)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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