wintercompil 2012-3 tracklist: Lindstrom: Ra-Ako-St - CHVRCHES: Lies - AlunaGeorge: Your Drums - Kendrick Lamar: Swimming Pool (Drank) - Lescop: La Fôret - WIN WIN: Walls - TNGHT: Goooo - Tame Impala: Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - Matthew Dear: Her Fantasy - How to Dress Well: & It Was You - St. Lucia: We Got It Wrong - Holy Other: Touch - Koreless: Lost in Tokyo - Two Door Cinema Club: Something Good (RAC mix) - Solange: Sleep in the Park (Twin Shadow remix) - The xx: Chained (John Talabot mix) - Darabi: Truckin’ - Jan Hammer: Crockett’s Theme
Thanks for the inspiration Myriam Jacquet, Aurelie Lili, Brunø Wandel, Darren Hemmings & Frvnce ML; and big up Alan Aloha, Marc Arlin, Damien Lacour, Johanne Du Fox, Constance de Bosredon & more!
PS: grab the rather excellent iPhone app Brownees (http://bit.ly/VYAipK) to save this or any YouTube playlist OFFLINE! :)
iPhone-shot highlights of The xx’s penultimate live show of 2012. Includes their first live performance of Wham’s Last Christmas, and ends with a rousing rendition of Infinity, lights and huge “X”-stravaganza and all! OK, I could have been closer: but it’s the sound that counts!
Alt-J, “Breezeblocks”, live at Paris’ Hotel de Ville, July 2012
The best new group of 2012? Quite possibly. They played in front of Paris’ rather grandiose town hall this month as part of a four day freebie called the Fnac Festival. Fortunately their delicate ditties come across well on such a big stage. Even when it’s actually quite a gruesome song about murder (“She may contain the urge to run away / So hold her down with soggy clothes and breezeblocks”). Hats off, chaps! Now, if only that arse singing in the background would shut up…
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.