It’s Summertime

It’s been a while since I made a mix and the forthcoming summer is a great occasion to make one. I’m not the greatest DJ on Earth, but still, I enjoy doing it. This is the first Hello Sounday mix and will (hopefully) be making more. You’ll be able to hear tracks that I found “summery-ish” and allowed myself some fun by sticking to one tempo all the way through… 90BPM! Have a sound day and a great summer!

Souvenirs from France

2 years ago, my girlfriend and I decided to move to London, our new home. It was hard at the beginning. Mainly because we didn’t know anyone and had to start from scratch. 2 years later, we’re still in our tiny studio in North West London, but enjoy it. We have good friends and co-workers. A lot happened in between and even if it was hard, going back to France was never an option. We do miss it every now and then. Normal. So here are some photos of our various outs & go in France.

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Olympics

Almost two years ago, the cloud city of London was proud to host the very famous Olympic Games. This was always the time when I moved here with my girlfriend from Paris. Because we’ve just moved in, we didn’t had a lot of money and couldn’t afford to go and watch it live. Thankfully, a few of them where free like the 10 km open water marathon in Hyde Park. It was such a lovely day and quite crowded. It is a great memory.

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Oops… What was that last one doing there?

Have a sound day.

Pick Me Up

As an illustration enthusiast, I had to write something about this year’s edition of Pick Me Up. This was my first time ever of attending Pick Me Up. However, I felt really glad I did, and that would not have happened if my girlfriend hadn’t forced me to after a long shift at my other day job.

The thing that stoked me the most was the amount of independent illustrators, DIY and craft fellows that were present. Even though I didn’t talk to any of them, I felt like they were all very approachable and easy to speak with. I always wanted to start selling my own stuff, and for that reason, it was a good thing to actually go out there and see what was going on.

In the Pick Me Up Selects, we could see the works of Edward Carvalho-MonaghanThibaud Herem, Kyle Platts, Jack Hudson,and many more.

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I am always happy to discover new illustrators and I was pleased to be introduced to Lynnie Zulu‘s afro, colorful and 80′s influenced work. While looking at her section I felt like going back in my childhood and looking at my dad’s first paintings. It also reminded me of a 90′s cartoon called Hammer Man.

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My favourite part of Pick Me Up was probably the fake record store that Comms Bureau displayed. The idea of buying a 12″x12″ print just like if you where digging through a whole bunch of crates is just brilliant.

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The guys and girls from Skull Paradise was also there with great prints and awesome leather jackets!

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I really enjoyed it and realized that you don’t have to be a great designer or whatever to start making your own stuff. You just have to do what you like and make sure that it is good enough for you and worth showing. That always freaked me out, but now that I saw people doing stuff that I could relate to easily, I am ready to start working on some stuff of my own. So for those of you who didn’t/couldn’t go an check out Pick Me Up 2014, do it next year! It is a must see event!!!

Have a sound day everyone!