Monté Carlo, Monaco's Phèdre are rumored to be lovers raised in a cave of gold, featuring Hooded Fang members Daniel Lee and April Aliermo and Airick Woodhead of Doldrums. April and Dan recently shared with us their video playlist of wonders.
PINK ELEPHANTS ON PARADE
Real life shit.
JUNGLE 1994 BBC DOC
I found this last night. Awesome vid of the London jungle scene in 1994 with Shy FX, DJ Rap, LTJ BUKEM, UK Apache and even a little teeny cameo by Toronto's own Mystical Influence, in the UK buying records. That's why he was so dope. Jungle was a scene that was way black, way London, and way sick with the drums. Shy FX even plays the bass live on a keyboard when he performs.
These guys were the shit to me, like total legends, when I was young, so big ups to the 1994 London total DIY jungle scene. Sidenote: WTF happened to jungle??? It went wack after Warhead by DJ Krust… just my opinion.
THUMBS UP FOR ROCK AND ROLL
A wise owl. This guy knows what he's talking about.
There was a neo-hippie thing going on when I was a kid and my brother used to bring home tie-dyed Dead tour T-shirts (which I would steal). The real prize, however, was a VHS of a Grateful Dead movie, which had this incredible animation on it. I searched this video a couple days ago and lo and behold. Wish I still had the VHS, though.
These guys are DOPE.
One of my favorite vids of the last 5 years? The whole tone is so crummy and scuzzy and dark and paranoid. And elegant. I love this shit. Hardboiled on the TV, Prodigy actually murders a guy, the candles in the pizza box. And then it gets crazy. THE COUCH! Haha, I love this. Also, the song is sick and so perfect for the video.
NINA SIMONE “FEELINGS”
It's fun to watch Nas give away stuff in a video. It's good to know he can slay over breaks still. The little kids are having so much fun.
KOREAN KARAOKE “MONEY”
This is the coolest lady ever.
So weird. It goes on for a while.
Phédre's self-titled is out now on Daps Records. Catch them at their first US show June 9 at the Mercury Lounge, NYC performing with Rioux.