Held at the Grand Palais to mark the end of Daniel Buren’s “Monumenta” exhibition (the round coloured things you can see there) this party saw Jamie xx, Caribou & Four Tet play back to back. But the real star was the venue…
The Weeknd: House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls - live in Paris, June 2012
Perhaps the most mind-blowing song of 2011 in full, including THAT vertigo-inducing breakdown, where this majestic tune degenerates into its own dark alter-ego. And yes, wobblecam in full effect but the whole six minutes are well worth watching; the visual mayhem fits perfectly with the track’s controlled chaos.
Azealia Banks: 212 / Kindess: That’s Alright / Zebra Katz: Ima Read / Grimes: Genesis / Tristesse Contemporaine: I Didn’t Know / Django Django: WOR / Alt-J: Matilda / Beach House: Myth / Chromatics: Lady / Citizens!: True Romance / Photek: 101 / John Talabot: When the Past was Present / Orbital: New France / Die Antwoord: I Fink u Freeky / Beastie Boys: Sure Shot / Depeche Mode: But Not Tonight / The Weeknd: House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls