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A sun-filled soundtrack inspired by a recent trip to California.
Image: White Palm by George Byrne.

Good Times Roll – The Cars
Going Back to Cali – LL Cool J
Hollywood – Madonna
Moonlight Drive – The Doors
Drop – The Pharcyde
Set the Dogs – YEYEY
One Too Many – Phoenix
You Make Loving Fun – Fleetwood Mac
Regulate – Warren G (featuring Nate Dogg)
Untitled 08 | 09.06.2014 – Kendrick Lamar
This Time (I’m Gonna Try It My Way) – DJ Shadow
California Soul – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
We Got the Beat – The Go-Go’s
Road Tripping’ – The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
California Dreaming’ – José Feliciano


Patanjali said that “Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind”. A friend of mine recently signed-up to “Hip-Hop Yoga”, the practice of Vinyasa style Yoga to a Hip-Hop playlist which she tells me is “played really, really loud”. Now I love Hip-Hop and I love Yoga but when I think about Patanjali’s words above I’m not so sure how the two go together. On the other hand I’m no purist either. I’ve seen yoga evolve over the years, hey I even remember the days when there was no music played in class at all. And my friend really enjoys Hip-Hop Yoga, she say’s it’s fun and helps her put the stresses of her day behind her. So you could say through Hip-Hop Yoga she is practising the quieting of her mind. That said I think I might stick to more mellow tunes to practice my Asanas by, maybe ones similar to those in the Playlist below.

Midnight in a Perfect World – DJ Shadow
Night’s Interlude – Nightmares On Wax
Sweet Chance – Subground
Waking Bliss – Flight Facilities
Sapphire – Bonobo
Silver Cruiser – Röyksopp
Cirrus – Bonobo
Within – Daft Punk
True Love Waits – Radiohead
Don’t Forget Me When You’re Famous – Cliff Martinez



Those Europeans sure have the monopoly on style and sophistication. Just look at the impeccably dressed men from Paris and Milan that grace the pages of Scott Schuman’s if you need proof.

You may have daydreamed of a guy named Serge, pashmina wrapped artfully round his neck, whisking you off to a bar in Paris St Germain to drink Pastis and talk about your favourite french films. Or a bespoke suit wearing Marcello, in black Persol sunglasses, picking you up in his Alfa Romeo and driving you to a bar on Via Spiga, Milan to drink multi Amaretto on ice and plan your next holiday in Sardinia. Either way the music playing in Serge or Marcello’s bar of choice might be something like the Playlist below.

Lisboa A Noite – Teresa
Bossa Per Due – Nicola Conte
L’eau a la bouche – Serge Gainsbourg
Antena – Isabelle Antena
Perfidia – Xavier Cugat
Eight Steps – Electrelane
Affaires A Faire – La Chatte Rouge
Music Of Life – Cerrone
L’anamour – Serge Gainsbourg
Je ne veux plus etre ta reine (Mikael Delta’s Loving Cup Deep Mix) – Hanna Hais


I don’t believe you should regret anything in life but if I was to turn back time I would go back to my high-school years, learn to play the electric guitar and start an all-girl rock band. I’d cut my hair like Joan Jett, wears loads of black eyeliner, play my guitar loud and sing like Ann Wilson from Heart. Fast-track to now and my look would be more Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and I’d sound like Jess Larrabee who featured on Groove Armada’s 2010 album Black Light. Whatever my look or sound the set for my all-girl rock band would be a mix of cover songs from the past and near present like the Playlist below.

Look Me in the Eye Sister – Groove Armada (featuring Jess Larrabee)
Magic Man – Heart
Cherry Bomb – The Runaways
Boys Wanna Be Her – Peaches (guest vocals by Joan Jett)
Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) – Joan Jett
Mine – Sweet Tempest
Kool Thing – Sonic Youth (vocals by Kim Gordon)
Crazy on You – Heart
I Know But I Don’t Know – Blondie
Shame and Fortune – Yeah Yeah Yeahs