Thursday, 27 December 2007

Our 2007 round up - Alex's list

Christmas is done for another year, and as we look forward to a blistering New Year Eve, it seems only fitting that we wrap up this year with a hearty roundup of the things that have tickled us in 2007.
Here's my list, I'm sure Kat will be along any day with hers (well, everything takes a little longer when you're all the way down in Cornwall...)

1. Metronomy 'Heartbreaker'
2. Friendly Fires 'Paris'
3. DJ Mehdi feat. Chromeo 'I Am Somebody'
4. Late of the Pier 'Broken'
5. Damn Shames 'Last Things'
6. Vampire Weekend 'A Punk'
7. Herve & Sinden 'Beeper'
8. Justice 'DVNO'
9. Primary 1 'Princess'
10. Jeffrey Lewis 'Will Oldham'
11. Klaxons 'As Above, So Below' (Justice mix)
12. Cut Off Your Hands 'Still Fond'
13. Of Montreal 'Gronlandic Edit'
14. Frankie Valli 'Beggin'
15. Bolt Action Five 'Spree'
16. Cassius 'Toop Toop'
17. LCD Soundsystem 'Someone Great'
18. Tunng 'Bullets' (Max Tundra mix)
19. Broken Hearts 'Black Cat'
20. Midlake 'Roscoe'

1. Justice - T
2. Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson In Crime
3. Klaxons - Myths
4. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna
5. Kings Of Leon - Because Of The Times
6. Tiger Force - Wasp In A Jar
7. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
8. The Rakes - 10 New Messages
9. Horrors - Strange House
10. Jamie T - Panic Prevention

1. Rock en Seine, Paris - kicking Marc Ronson off Guitar Hero + seeing Bjork do a crap dj set = good fessy vibes
2. Summercase, Barcelona - dancing on stage with the Flamming Lips and seeing Phoenix twice in one weekend
3. Pukkelpop, Belgium - my final tour managing stint for Bromheads Jacket ended with a bang
4. Field Day, London - crap sound, no toliets, but hot hot weather and many friends
5. err, actually, the others i went to were a bit rubbish

1. The Thornton's MD who got caught squishing rivals' chocolates in their shops
2 & 3. Michel Gondry and Wes Anderson for it all
4. David Tennant. He's the Doctor, oooh yeah.
5. Shelia the geriatric sandwich maker in Stagnels


ooooh yeah

What a christmas treat, the new Metronomy video...


Thursday, 20 December 2007

Alex's Christmas Disco

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Team Zizzou

Our friend Pete has this fetching red bobble hat which makes us chant "TEAM ZIZZOU" everytime we see him (with affectio, of course)
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Stickers on your faceeeee

I don't know how but it appears we have started a very strange phenomenon indeed...

Stickers. FACE.

Kate Moss does not approve

Monday, 10 December 2007

Alex's Mobile Disco #11

(the singer, Leee John, had a garagre record out on Locked On a few years later)

Friday, 7 December 2007

Rant! magazine

Rant! Magazine Review

Thanks Seb Wheeler!

Read more here

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

mixmag mixmag mixmag

Better late then never...
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Tuesday, 4 December 2007


There are not many things in this world that could get us to Brixton on a cold Monday evening, but last night saw Metronomy and Justice on the same bill. December dreams.

I don't like to repeat myself too often, but Metronomy are simply amazing. No, seriously AMAZING. A.M...A.Z...(you get the idea.)
Playing a good mix of classic and spanking new songs, they've even gone and employed real life dancing girls for You Could Have Easily Had Me and Radio Ladio.
In all the excitement (wink wink, Kat) I forgot to take a picture, so have this one I took at the Pure Groove instore last month
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They were followed by Justice and here's a Christmassy picture of Gaspard and Xavier to ease us in the festive season
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We've been all about Justice this year and just when we thought the night couldn’t get any better, we were given free flashing crucifixes – what a concept, what a band.
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ps, check out my article/interview with Justice in the new issue of Kruger, out today!

Monday, 3 December 2007

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word Part Two (Kat's list)

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.


Saturday, 1 December 2007

Two Slightly Different Shy Child Gigs

Shy Child & Stella McCartney @ Fashion Rocks 2007

Shy Child at Pure Groove

Very odd, kat x

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word (Alex's list)

The other night Kat & I were preparing for a night of rave with our good friend Mike Kruger and a bottle of wine in front of The Hits. There is truly no finer way to start an evening, so just for the heck of it nearly being Christmas, feast your eyes on these pop gems.
I bet you know all the words too...

is this the greatest music video ever made?

Wednesday, 28 November 2007


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Tuesday, 27 November 2007

The Lost in Paris Tapes (is this where our name comes from?)

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The Lost Paris Tapes is the name of a recorded collection of unedited poems and songs by Jim Morrison. Although Morrison intentionally made the recordings, they are considered bootlegs because they were never officially released to the public in their unedited form.

Most of the recordings were actually made in Los Angeles in March 1969, but when he died in 1971 in Paris they were found among his belongings.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

launch in paris

We are indeed a fan of the Electricity Showrooms as it again played host to the party for not only the Bolt Action Five remix EP, but the debut release for our label. It's all about the dance floor

We don't know this guy, but we love that look of sheer joy


DJs included BAF Soundsytem and ace remixers Run Hide Survive

Mehdi was there in spirit

We're all about label promotion

and we're sure a hell about the afterparty (much like R Kelly.) It was at this momentous gathering that the phenonem that is Stickers On Your Faaaaaaaaace began. At first it was enforced, but soon everyone was getting on board

Gang shot

Friday, 23 November 2007

Comment My Pics

We can't find that little thing that is really important for putting pics from your camera on to the interweb so no party pics just yet. I am VERY excited though 'cause I got sent loads of myspace merch today all the way from the U S of A! Check out my crew, Teen Muscle...


Thursday, 22 November 2007

aww shucks Kruger Mag

They keep on saying the nicest things, anyone would think that we write for them sometimes...


Party tonight :)

Monday, 19 November 2007

Kat had a strange Sunday

Vitamins and Exercise by David Bailey

Well... When I was at ITC in Manchester I picked up THE BEST comic ever based on the life of Tom Cruise. It has provided us with hours of entertainment and at least 5 new silly catch phrases for pg/lip gang (YES I have a GANG, I've always wanted A GANG, YES!). The zine was written by the genius David Bailey so I dropped him an e-mail and we now stock the zine at pure groove Whoop! Yeah! High Five!

You definitely need to check Dave's page it has loads of other cool shizzle on there. Here's a sample of the delights of this fabulous tome... (and the reason why me and Alex have been saying "WI THE FI NOT" constantly!)

Vitamins and Exercise by David Bailey

As a bizarre coincidence it was Tom Cruise day a The Roxy yesterday so naturally I settled down to watch Days Of Thunder, Cocktail and Top Gun.

I would not advise watching three Tom Cruise films in a row because I think I have very likely been mentally scarred by them. If I wasn't then tripping over on the pavement and slamming my head into a glass door certainly did the trick..........


Oh and how could I forget, last night I watched the WORST(/BEST) film ever...

Friday, 16 November 2007

Alex's 'it's the end of the week' blog

best use of Lost In Paris merch this week
as modelled by the lovely Rob Campari Safari
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remix of the week
well, i may have said it was my remix of the year last night, and i was drunk, but hell, big love for 'As Above, So Bellow' by Klaxons (Justice mix)

most over used phrase of the week
"Oh my god, it's so cold I'm going to die"

exciting sandwich related news of the week
The Christmas Sandwich is back at Pret, oh happy happy days.
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silly djing picture of the week
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reasons for getting arrested this week
getting a bit carried away with our new Lost In Paris stickers when merry on the bus ride home. Let's hope the cameras weren’t switched on.

interesting street art of the week
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hummm, what does it mean?

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Alex's Mobile Disco #10 & a shout out

and just because...

If I had a mic, I'd shout this out to Andy Force

Monday, 12 November 2007

we're having a spree...

..well a launch party actually.
No only is it the official launch of Lost In Paris (we've kinda been shouting about it for a few months) but we're going to celebrate the release of the floor-destroying remixes of 'Tree Freind Tree Foe' by Bolt Action Five.
Featuring mixes by Kissey Sellout, Frank Musik, Hadouken, Run Hide Survive and Dan Le Sac - you can get the 12" here.

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Friday, 9 November 2007

He is a Murderer

He is a Murderer

'Chris Woodhead is just another singer/songwriter. He is not a voice. He is nothing different. He is not going to change anything and definitely never going to help anything.'
Chris Woodhead.

Ignore Chris, this stuff is wonderful. Go Check

Thursday, 8 November 2007

some things just need to be shared

Gonzales featuring Feist @ Trash

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Kat's Silent Disco Part 1

I'm always finding lovely bits of illustration on the internet but they always get lost or forgotten in the depths of the interweb. So here are some I've stumbled apon:


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CARAKTER ATYPIK wonderful Parisian designer

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RUDIGER part of the WSA gang

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Kat x

Friday, 2 November 2007

the "cheers very much you f*cking punk" blog

It was Halloween in Hoxton Sq and Lost In Paris were enjoying an evening out with friends and companions, doing a bit of DJing, wearing masks and having a few beers.
About Midnight I look up to have a chat with a friend and when I look back down, my bag had been pinched.
I've lived in London forever and luckily this hasn't happened to me before, mainly because I'm hyper obsessive about keeping my belongings close when out.
I'm trying to be all 'yeah man, no possessions, how liberating', but it's not going well. So as an exercise in cleansing, here's a list of everything that got stolen:

house keys
all my djing cds
the bag
the fred perry
fully loaded monthly oyster
dj headphones
amazing found 80s sunglasses
brand new hat
fancy digi camera
amazing scarf
asthma drugs
ear plugs
brand new tee
tipex pen
sharpie x 3
real glasses
justice broach
xcerts badge
chewing gum
the big dog at myspace's business card
a twix

On the upside, I found this, a map of mine and Simon Cymbals' islands drawn (from memory). Simon's is called 'My Island' - original - and it has a huge canopy, much like the millennium dome, to keep all the ladies there looking pale and interesting.
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Sad Alex

Alex's Mobile Disco #9

Monday, 29 October 2007

the great halloween chomp down

We'll be representing at Dead Babies Do It Better on Wed

Friday, 26 October 2007

bow down manchetser

Some people associate the Manchester music scene with the Stone Roses. Factory Records. Oasis. I think of Take That.
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The first event of the weekend played host to Jay Jay Pistolett, Beans on Toast, The Spoon and Jose Vanders (she'll be huge), here's the Spoon & Jose:
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Whilst running around like a mental, Kat sneaked in someone to replace me. Yes, he might very well be Marc Riley, but if I have to, I'll fight him for the 'Paris' title
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I consoled myself with the fact that in Manchester they have hair straighteners in the toilets for hire. That's progress.
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Dennis Snaggle joined the party
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It was only the first night, so whilst the PG boys hit the warehouse rave (and bigger boys hit on Andy Force), Kat & I went on the hunt for an early(ish) night and food.
The fact we spotted this sign after made us feel warm inside
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Those pesky PG boys woke us up at 5am knocking on our door for toothpaste. It's nice to know they have good oral hygiene. To apologise they provided breakfast in bed, this is Kristian
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After a hearty lunch, we went on a hunt for a poster exhibition. We got very lost. We did find this magical place (that's Rob & Andy)
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Ok, Sunday night was manic. We had 10 bands playing, a variety of problems (none serious) and the best freaking party in Manchester. Friendly Fires were good, Heads We Dance were ace, Duloks were entertaining and Bolt Action Five were our heroes of the night (we'll make it up to you I promise).
There are no pictures from this evening - which in retrospect is a very good thing. I did salvage this gem (press snap?)
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So we might not have gotten up until 2pm, missed a lot of important meetings, still have been drunk, but we managed to make it to the best dinner we've had this year. Highlight came with Kristian (the staunch vegan) being presented with the raw steak platter.
Monday saw our final party, Mannequin Republic's showcase. We were joined by our friends Xcerts who helped Kat & I try and turn the emos to rave (N-Emo?)
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This night also ended in a big messy heap. Party vibes.

With the final PG party crew reduced from a healthy 11 down to a hardcore 5 we headed back to London. Notable snaps are Kristian serenading Manchester Piccadilly (Dreaming The Eagle, Riding The Bear) and Andy's vanity case
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Dare I say it... next year anyone?