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➤ Who better than PJ to take Timberbloke to task for his new Mirrors video?

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Justin in hall of mirrors: Click on pic to run video in new window

♫ Taster of PJ’s verdict on Mirrors:

We admire the way Justin doesn’t appear until the boring bit, thus ensuring that music channels have to play the entire video when, had he featured in the main bit of the song, most of them would have chopped it off after the proper song finishes… His dancing around is a bit silly and there are no two ways about that, sorry… / Continued at Popjustice

MIXES OF THE MOMENT, MARCH INTO APRIL

♫ 2013 has already seen some exciting moments with the triumphant returns of The Knife, Destiny’s Child, Ciara and Justin Timberlake to the OG Sugababes. Now the Dazed April playlist features James Ferraro, MikeQ, The Knife, Sugababes plus new sounds from Bishop Nehru, MikeQ & Brenmar-produced Tigga Calore, Iggy Azalea, Cosmin TRG, James Ferraro and the new one on-cult label L.I.E.S.


♫ This week i-D online teamed up with “the hottest rising label in contemporary dance Blasé Boys Club” to co-host a monthly club night at The Shoreditch Butchery above XOYO. Sebastian Burford played an eclectic mix of dance classics, then deejay MNEK got the dance floor moving with tracks like Montell Jordan’s This Is How We Do It and Fatman Scoop’s Be Faithful. The climax of the evening came in the live performance of Duke Dumont’s new single Need U (100%), with live vocals provided by A*M*E [video interview above]. – More by Declan Higgins at i-D online
plus ♫ the i-D February Mixtape

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Former Blitz Club co-host and deejay Rusty Egan, pictured then and now

♫ Welcome to the Dancefloor: a fresh club set remix from Rusty Egan:

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➤ Mixes of the moment, Feb into March


♫ More mad dance moves and sexual tension in the video for Man Like Me’s single Sleaze to be released via The Beats / Cartoon Records March 18, from the album Pillow Talk, co-produced by Mike Skinner, out March 3. Expect swinging from chandeliers onstage from London based duo Johnny Langer and Peter Duffy during their headline tour from March 6.

Alison Valentine, Dazed Digital,Warm Winter’s Day, playlist,Dazed Digital’s March playlist features latest tunes from Alison Valentine (left), My Bloody Valentine, slow jams from INC, The Weeknd, and loved-up pop from Autre Ne Veut, Jhené Aiko and Disclosure.

The i-D February Mixtape claims to trail “a big year for new music”, namely, Drake, Juicy J, Frank O, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, The Foals, Felix da Housecat, James Blake and Duke Dumont … Browse here for the Mixtape back catalogue.

Chris Sullivan, DJ, Wag club, Soundcloud, mixtape, dancing, clubbing, music♫ 77 hip-shaking minutes as the former host of Soho’s seminal Wag club posts Chris Sullivan’s Groovalicious Mix — “A pal said to me, ‘I didn’t know you played music that was made past 1990,’ so I, rather taken aback, did a mix that, although somewhat Latin and very me, is still very ‘modern’. Point is, I play mostly new stuff but hide it behind the patina of antiquity so no one ever notices” … Very efficient debriefing of the Sullivan life-story by Princess Julia at the uber-cool website Post New where the Big Man says: “I found my creativity forever been stymied by extreme poverty and hunger.”

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➤ Dalston Superstars get down with a Poundland People’s Christmas feast

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❚ EPISODE 4 OF DALSTON SUPERSTARS, Vice online’s “structured reality” series about hipness in Hackney, is a Christmas special, which means sex, drugs and sausage rolls. Will the wildest Christmas party Dalston’s ever seen solve the gang’s problems, or just add to their hangovers?

Dalston Superstars, Vicedotcom, Nathan Barley, video, hipsters✰ Stefan: “Dad found my Tumblr and freaked out and he cut me off”

✰ Sam considers whether it’s right to throw a recession party

✰ Maeve becomes a working girl and discovers what “the Occupy Wall Street thing” is all about

✰ Anna thinks she wants to do fashion styling

✰ Stefan and Maeve transition to the working class

✰ Vital vocab: get gaddafied, satanic Mean Girls, ghetto-fabulous snacks

[No scriptwriter gets an onscreen credit but words and images above are
© 2011 Vice Media Inc]

EP 4 #COMMENTS AT VICE ONLINE…

Dalston Superstars, Vice dotcom, video, reality TV,  mockumentary, hipsters❏ Vasilisa Forbes, Photography and Multimedia “This was a really emotional one.”

❏ Charlie Mass, European Institute of Design “I’m from australiaN.”

❏ Laura O’Reardon, Senior College “Maeve, get a job you user.”

❏ Daniel Heronneau, Wallington County Grammar School for Boys “Vee looks like Kreayshawns dj Lil Debbie.”

❏ Jimmy Dallas, Preston, Lancashire “thisiswanknow”

❏ Jack Van Cooten, CEO at Banana Hill “Awesome”

❏ Huw Williams, Central Lancashire “I just envisage a coked up editor screaming at staff: It IS funny! They’ll get it eventually, you’ll see!”

❏ Robsta Hendricks, London “Brilliant. From living West travelling East to living East working West Gastro part time, I get it. Well done.”

❏ Thibaud Guerin-Williams “In Richmond VA this is real.”

❏ Pierre Chambaud, London “how can I be a part of dis gang?”

❏ Grant Armour, Sarfend High School for Dudes, Uni. Sussex, da blud behind da wkd #christmasmixtape “these outta town muthafuckas in efes think they run the game, they going to get it in the knees. we about to blow the roof off alibi in 2012 mane. smokin big damn dank.”

❏ Sean Otley, Manchester “dalston s.s = toss.”

❏ Rich ‘Catface’ Brooks, UCLAN “Chris Morris did this seven years ago, but much better, and aimed at Vice.”

AND NOW THE #christmasmixtape

❏ Update Dec 24 By popular demand, here’s a mere taster of the download featuring largely Grant Armour [see comments] available at, like, #christmasmixtape

Catch up with Dalston Superstars #PREVIOUSLY

➢ View DS Episode One — “cool parties, cool people” and a fingerboard skate park

➢ View DS Episode Two — numero uno sex vixen, Holly Wood, has got eyes for Sam — bad luck, Anna!

➢ View DS Episode Three — art collective NoiNoiNoi mount “an experiment in cosmic dissonance” in E8

➢ Feedback and coverage of Dalston Superstars at Shapersofthe80s (this series is not gonna lie down)

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❏ Subcultural decryption: Dalston is the area of east London that UK hipsters regard as, like, paradise. Unless they live a mile away in Shoreditch, then it’s Shoreditch. (Hoxton is SO yesterday.)

❏ Subcultural analogy: Nathan Barley was a UK television series featuring hipster role models for Dalston Superstars, like, six years ago… Not to mention the even holier Mighty Boosh (2004–7).

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➤ Dalston Superstars pit Shoreditch irony against beanie brigade realness

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➢ Click the pic to run video of Dalston Superstars Ep 3 at Vice.com

❚ IN EPISODE 3 OF DALSTON SUPERSTARS, Vice online’s “structured reality” mockumentary series about who’s more hip than who in Hackney, this week’s highlight is an exhibition of work @ Wagwan Studios. An infamous art collective called NoiNoiNoi from Dalston E8 describe themselves as “an experiment in cosmic dissonance”, and produce installations collaged from photos and consumer brands which are spookily close to the art stuff in galleries throughout the east London postcodes of E1, 2 and 8. Also this week …

Dalston Superstars, Vicedotcom, Nathan Barley, video, hipsters✰ Vee says “Just say no to capitalism: uncapitalise.”

✰ Sam and Anna’s relationship is on the rocks.

✰ Dweeby Stefan becomes Captain Scarlet, psychedelic astronaut, then gets confused about the meaning of reality — “We’re real, right?”

✰ “All the boys want… lipstick paradise.”

✰ Just wait for the punchline when Stefan says “I think I know a little something about art…”

[No scriptwriter gets an onscreen credit but words and images above are
© 2011 Vice Media Inc]

EP 3 #COMMENTS AT VICE ONLINE…

❏ Tom McArthur, Breaking News Editor at Msnbc “This is like an episode of Nathan Barley that’s been plagiarised by humourless German students.”

❏ Beth Wrays, photographer “would everyone over the age of thirty stop going on about nathan f***ing barley, who gives a toss! your not cool!”

❏ Daniel Worrall, Uni Sussex “I’m 23. Nathan Barley was ahead of its time :-p Bloody Hipsters”

❏ Carly Jeannette Skone, Seattle, Washington “This is the most retarded thing I’ve ever seen!”

❏ Allan Struthers, Top Commenter, BRGS “The title music for this is really awesome.”

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Art collective NoiNoiNoi: “an experiment in cosmic dissonance” (videograb from Dalston Superstars)

➢ Catch up with Dalston Superstars, Episode One — “cool parties, cool people” and a fingerboard skate park

➢ Catch up with Dalston Superstars, Episode Two — numero uno sex vixen, Holly Wood, has got eyes for Sam — bad luck, Anna!

❏ Festive question for the producers — As Top Commenter Struthers notes, some great tracks backing Ep3 of Dalston Superstars but… where’s the free Christmas download of tunes from the show, such as Grant Armour’s theme tune Dalston Riddim, and Mum Dad I’m moving to Dalston, by DJ Platinum ft Decland’n’Karl? … Update Dec 23: By popular demand, here’s a taster of the download at, like, #christmasmixtape

❏ Subcultural decryption: Dalston is the area of east London that UK hipsters regard as, like, paradise. Unless they live a mile away in Shoreditch, then it’s Shoreditch.

❏ Subcultural analogy: Nathan Barley was a UK television series featuring hipster role models for Dalston Superstars, like, six years ago… Not to mention the Dalston-based absurdist series The Mighty Boosh (2004–7) — its four way crimp-off (below) says it all for the coolest of the cool.

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