All posts tagged: Perfume

RBMA // SVETLA V

Russian singer and producer Svetla V works and lives between the two cities Bergen and Stockholm. Being on the road most of the time, her studio set up is optimized to to be simple and portable.  The sound on her latest album “Mattias”, which was released on the Siberian cassette label Perfect Aesthetics and will be re-released on Norwegian record label Eget Selskap, however, is nothing but simple and includes lyrics in English, Russian and Norwegian. MY ESSENTIALS 1. KEY AND PAD CONTROLLER (AKAI PROFESSIONAL, CHECK HERE):  This is about the only piece of music equipment I use apart from my computer and microphone, so it is almost 100% responsible for the execution of my music production and performance. I love it a lot, it is functional, cute, and fits in a laptop bag. Since I travel all the time, that’s exactly what I need. I put those heart stickers on it in case I am too stressed to remember what keys I should press when I play live. Also, these hearts have some sort of Sailor Moon vibe, it feels great. 2. LEATHER BRACELET (PILGRIM, CHECK HERE): I wear …

FILE 84 // PEREL

Berlin-based producer, DJ and singer Annegret Fiedler aka Perel has made some smart decisions in her career. From the selection of labels she chose to work with to the impressive list of exclusive mixes and artist collaborations, she has slowly paved the way to make her dream come true: an album release on the famous label DFA Records — the “dance floor institution” founded by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy. The success story did not happen overnight. Musical breakthroughs are like lotteries and patience as well as endurance is required to eventually hit the jackpot, or not. Speaking to Annegret, we noticed how much she cared about her supporting fans and the strong network behind the brand Perel. She brings the perfect balance of fun and professionalism and her essentials show the same. The carefully curated collection of items are iconic yet practical and necessary for her to keep the show going. 1. PERFUME (CHANEL, CHECK HERE): Real disco sweat needs a proper answer. 2. GLASSES (VINTAGE, NO BRAND): This lady is about about 30 years handmade in Italy. 3. CONCEALER (BENEFIT, CHECK HERE): Dark eye circles are essential part of …

FILE 77 // ALINKA

Chicago native Alinka started off her career playing alongside Justin Long at the city’s infamous Smartbar. Picking her battles wisely, releasing on Crosstown Rebels and Classic Records, she then teamed up with DJ and vocalist Shaun J Wright (previously part of Hercules & Love Affair) to start Twirl, a monthly party in Chicago. Their focus always stayed on the music and artists that inspire them, so it was inevitable that they expanded the Twirl empire with its own imprint: Twirl Recordings, a platform to support and manifest the music she loves. Living and working between Chicago, Berlin and New York, Shaun and Alinka just finished their latest collaborative EP “Time for Action” which was picked up by Heidi on her Jackathon Jams imprint last month. We met Alinka at her new flat / studio in Berlin and go a warm welcome by her flatmate – a black cat named “Acid”. The reason why Alinka had chosen a flat with a garden, which is a rare find on the Berlin housing market, was that “Acid” could go …

FILE 61 // JENNIFER CARDINI

1. SUNGLASSES (PERSOL, CHECK HERE): I really love Italian design sunglasses and especially this polarized “Typewriter Edition” model from Persol. Apparently these models are inspired by the golden age of writing, but for me it’s just the perfect tool to hide those dark eye shadows that are impossible to avoid when traveling a lot and sleeping very little. So I use these glasses to hind behind them when I’m tired or when I feel a bit antisocial after a night out where I played till early in the morning. 2. WEDDING BAND (NO BRAND, JUST LOVE): I travel a lot, and even though I feel very privileged to be on the road, discover nice places, meet lovely people, eat amazing food and to play my favourite records, I also feel a bit lonely from time to time. I couldn’t do all of this without the continuing support and love of my partner. We got married last December and since we did I never travel without my wedding ring, which keeps me comfort during those times. It kind …

FILE 48 // HONEY DIJON

1. CONDOMS (SKYN, CHECK HERE ): One must always be prepared for those special intimate moments and me being an aesthete I loved the simplicity of the packaging, the color gradation, and the font. They also feel like there is nothing there between you and your loved one ( or the one your loving at the moment !) 2. PERFUME (BYREDO, BUY HERE ): Scent to me is the essence of style. Also nice shoes, hair, teeth, and skin. Im obsessed with Byredo because they are so unique and I love the founder’s Ben Gorham’s world. So chic. I have about 4 now, 2 for spring/summer and two for fall/winter. This is my current favorite. 3. COCONUT OIL (SHEA MOISTURE, CHECK HERE ): Coconut oil is nectar from the gods. You can cook with with it, use it on your body, your hair, sex lubricant ( not with condomns, but with yourself is lovely also ) and it smells good too!  My favorite thing next to my Vitamix. Facebook  Soundcloud  Twitter  Instagram

FILE 44 // SHIGETO

1. MEDICINE (NUROFEN PLUS) : I suffer from chronic tendonitis and lower back pain. I go to physical therapy, acupuncture and massage to deal with it on a day to day basis. Usually I’m doing well but the relentless travel and playing a show almost every night can make it flare up pretty bad. Ibuprofen with Codeine is sold over the counter in the UK so I usually stock up on these and by mid tour they’ll be part of my diet. I have to make sure to stop as soon as tour is done so I don’t start depending on them… and yes, they go in the Carhartt bag. 2. BAG (CARHARTT, BUY HERE ): I’m the type of person to put my passport, wallet and keys along with anything else I might need in completely different places and then freak out when it comes time to use them because I panic and can’t find them. This little thing helps keep the freak outs at bay plus I’m a sucker for all this WIP gear. Been loving Carhartt in …

FILE 41 // CAMEA

1. RING (KJELD, CHECK HERE ) : This ring is a gift from someone very special to me. It is oxidised silver with a black diamond, and was made in Berlin by Kjeld and purchased at Ècole Boutique on Torstrasse. It is my good luck charm and reminds me that over everything, love is the most important thing in my life. 2. PERFUME ( PARFUMERIE GENERALE, CHECK HERE ): I was playing with Ellen Allien at Nista Club in Barcelona a few years ago, and when she arrived into the booth her perfume floored me. I couldn’t even mix tracks for a few minutes! The scent took me back to my childhood, when I was about seven or eight years old. I would to walk home from my best friend’s house in the Summertime, and on the path I would always have to stop and smell these sweet little, white flowers that hung over the wall. I can remember it like yesterday. When I wear this scent it makes me feel comforted and reminds me to stop and enjoy the moment and …