More views to make you dream.
THE THEME OF S-EXPRESS: A sure-fire dance floor filler, ‘Theme from S-Express’, by the group of the same name is one of those tracks that picks me up whenever I hear it, particularly on a Saturday night.
The track is a sharply composed composite of various samples, predominantly Rose Royce’s ‘Is It Love You’re After?’ and TZ’s ‘I Got The Hots For You’ that was one of the first acid house tracks to break through to the mainstream in 1988.
The energy in Mark Moore and Pascal Gabriel’s dynamic track makes me think about how banal most dance music is today. So, it’s always a relief to know that you can turn back time for a few minutes…which is what a lot of the best radio stations thankfully still do.
SUBURBAN STYLE: One of several impressive images from Interview’s recent ‘Americana’ editorial. In anyone else’s hands the rustic, bohemian style storyline could have gone awry, but in the ever-capable hands of Jansson and Templer the set is exquisite.
That’s certainly the case with this shot of Tami Williams, the elegant Jamacian newcomer. Dressed in a Giles sweater dress, and stood next to a remote highway, she looks as if she’ll only be there for a snap-second before heading off elsewhere.
THE LANVIN LADY: One of the few stripped-back portraits from Michael Thompson and Camilla Nickerson’s ‘Champion’ story from W Magazine a few years back that really resonates with me, especially as I’ve been looking at it quite a bit lately.
Christy Turlington shines in a draped, dress from Lanvin’s Fall/Winter 2008 collection in this bare yet glowing image of the supermodel looking like an updated Grecian goddess. Miss MT’s work; looking forward to his next fashion edit.
OVER THE BRIDGE: Two arches mirror each other in shape, but also in beauty here in this snapshot of a Grand Canyon side view. A vivid, colourful rainbow beams away into the landscape looking like a bridge joining together two separate parts of the breathtaking environment.
It must be quite an experience to see this view from the bridge on an ordinary day, but catching a glimpse of this once in a lifetime real-life print must make the occasion that much more special.
THE MAHOGANY HOUSE: A serene image of a modern house in a rural landscape, that isn’t just anywhere in the world but in the home of the dramatic and beautiful backdrops, New Zealand.
The Nelson House, located near Nelson City and designed by Kerr Ritchie may look utilitarian and boldly built from this angle, but set against mountains in the distance and a sizable stretch of garden out back, it looks all the more desirable; an abode to escape the frenetic energy that runs through the rest of the world.
The Metro in Prague.
FOOLING AROUND: A track that I kept hearing earlier in this year and was loathe to truly let myself get into, until now is undoubtedly Disclosure’s ‘F For You’. The original, snappy house mid-tempo has a dreamy, atmospheric vibe to it that was intensified when Mary J. Blige jumped onto the track for its re-release earlier this year.
I have been slowly accepting the fact that there are some good newer artists out there right now and Disclosure certainly pay respect to the original house masters yet create a sound that is very much contemporary.
I was slow to come around to ‘F For You’ but I’m loving it now…as will probably be the case with other tracks from their discography.