Happy Valentines Day, Lovers

Happy Valentines Day guys and girls. I am a super duper romantic. (I just let you in on a big secret.) I love watching romantic films and in the spirit of passion, friendship, love here are some of my all time favorite movie couples:

#1. Something’s Gotta Give. Erica Berry + Harry Sanborn.

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#2. Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Maria Elena + Juan Antonio + Cristina. (That genius, Allen)

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#3. Blow. George + Mirtha Jung.

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#4. Cherí. Lea + Cherí.

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#5. Scarface. Elvira + Tony.

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#6. Sex & the City. Carrie + Big.

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#7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy + Angel.

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#8. UnderWorld. Selene and Michael Corvin.

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#9. The Little Mermaid. Ariel and the Prince.

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#10. Last but not least, The Notebook. Noah + Allie.

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I am sure there are many more beautiful love stories real and fiction so share yours with us in the comments.

Happy Valentines Day. Love,

xxx

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Happy New Year and Thank you!

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Thank you for supporting ANA3ANA this year! We reached new milestones in the the past 12m

and it was all because of you! In 2014 expect more coverage like the one you’ve been seeing recently. Working to make the experience on here better and more engaging.

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We welcome comments!

Wishing a Happy and healthy new year for all of you.

 

In Review: Kitsuné Le Pool Party at The Freehand Miami Beach

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I am so excited to tell you that I’ve discovered my new favorite place in Miami Beach. During this year’s Music Conference I was invited to the Kitsuné Le Pool Party at Freehand Miami and it was so much fun! The Freehand Miami is a wonderful new addition to the beach and by far the most chic and luxurious a hostel can be. It was its easygoing, friendly pool atmosphere that won me over. The easiest way to nail down the vibe poolside is to compare it to The Standard without it’s memberships and rules. Seems they’ve just opened not too long ago and for this year’s Music Conference they got together with Kitsuné the French indie record label and clothing house. This was one of many events happening throughout the week. Performing at Le Pool Party were several great artists including my lovely and talented friend Alison Valentine. The native New Yorker, singer and flower entrepreneur also produced the beautiful flower creations you’ll see throughout.  Miami could definitely benefit from her visit more often. As she delights not only with her beauty, her voice and her special hand for creating whimsical flower creations!  As for the rest of the afternoon, tunes from Mia Moretti & Caitlin Moe aka The Dolls, Poolside, AMTRAC and Coleco rounded out the musical bill with generous infusions of tequila courtesy of Corzo! Salúd I say! Until next time…

+More on Freehand Miami Hostel

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+++More on singer Alison Valentine

++++More on 11×11 flower creations by Alison Valentine

And now roll the pictures…

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IMG_6697 IMG_6699 IMG_6700 IMG_6701 IMG_6704 IMG_6706 IMG_6716 Kitsune Pool Party Listen to the mix  —>>>  https://soundcloud.com/alisonvalentine/ali-vs-pool-party-mix-live

Cloud City by Tomás Saraceno

After my recent visit to the Met this week, I will be bringing you a series of art “parades” of some of the works which captivated me. To kick off my “art-parade” here is this interesting piece of metal in the sky…

Artist Tomás Saraceno (born in Tucumán, Argentina, in 1973) has created a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Met Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures grouped in a nonlinear configuration. Over the past decade, Saraceno has established a practice of constructing habitable networks based upon complex geometries and interconnectivity that merge art, architecture, and science. The interdisciplinary project “Cloud Cities/Air Port City” is rooted in the artist’s investigation of expanding the ways in which we inhabit and experience our environment.

May 15, 2012–Through November 4, 2012 (weather permitting) @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Memories of Dixon & Âme

Happy Friday! Today I am sharing memories from the Blkmarket & ReSolute July 4th daytime party which was held on a rooftop in Brooklyn. Solid party, was a lot of fun, as you can see the weather was perfect. Innervisions label mates Dixon and Âme  played a special 5 hour back 2 back set.

 

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Movement Electronic Music Festival 2012

Alas, here are the beautiful memories from Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival 2012.

This year the festival was just as amazing as last year. I am not going to write a bunch of crap about it, I am simply going to let the images and videos do the talking.  I do recommend you check out the videos of doP performing at the Old Miami for Visionquest’s annual Need I Say More party, which was my favorite performance of this year.

Image above & below: Back to Back Seth Troxler and Guy Gerber at Beatport Stage Movement Detroit…

Images and video below: Circoloco party at TV Lounge, Detroit… Lee Curtis played one the most deep and dark set I’ve ever heard that morning. Followed by Clockwork and Tale of Us back to Back. I died and went to heaven.

 

 

 

There is also this little snippet of Heidi’s set at the Beatport stage which was an incredibly fun and lively set…below.

 

Images below: Finally the main event for me, Need I Say More 8th Edition at Old Miami, Detroit…

See you next year Detroit, thanks for being so good to me!

In Review: Robot Heart Brooklyn

As I sit down to write this post about Saturday’s party I am listening to Tale of Us’s latest podcast through Pulse Radio and I am at minute 1:08:40. This is just madness up in here with these Tale of Us boys!!! Immediately stirs up a lot of pleasurable feelings I had this past Saturday at Robot Heart’s party near the Williamsburg Waterfront.

There next to the East River lies an enormous factory of pleasure and indulgence. A place where only those in-the-know or “Burners” inhabit. It’s a mind-changing kaleidoscopic paradise with the the central focus on the bus of speakers vibrating at you, yes a bus, however; making you feel every bit of bass in your spine. To be honest, I did not go for the line-up, I only knew off one DJ. I went for the sheer and simple idea that these folks do not fuck around, as recounted in the Halloween version, here . The premise set forth this time was Warriors and Lingerie alla “burner” style. 

The night was a solid success, the DJ’s one by one played sick music, making the tracks explode, adding live voices, and effects to accompany your soul. The aforementioned was by 3 or 4 in the morning dancing side by side with you. This party is so different that it’s hard to even usually remember what happened except you don’t forget that you danced your ass off!

Before I sign off for this installment, please Don’t NOT miss the exclusive video below with a “performance” from Dubtribe Sound System:
Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned through the next weeks as I have Tale of Us party coming in a couple weeks, and that is going to leave plenty of things to chatter about. Also a big Special Double Feature is due for June after my 2nd annual visit to Movement Detroit at the end of the month!

In Review: WMC 2012

Oh how nice it is when you come back from a music festival and you start acclimating back to reality through “nice to meet you. :-)”  and “that set changed my life. thanks.” messages on Facebook. Looking up all the cool people you meet and connecting only to make the community bigger and more fun, right. Well bigger it seemed at Winter Music Conference 2012, the crowds at all the places I went,  were packed to the brim with partygoers of all shapes, sizes and outfits. Now this year I could only do very limited “party-ing” because of personal conflicts; so it went like this: From Detroit with Love Wednesday night at The Electric Pickle, Visionquest at The Awerhouse Friday, Get Lost 7th Edition also at The Pickle Saturday and finally Last Resort at Villa 221 Sunday! 

Wednesday night really turned out to be a treat, due to the fact that Seth Troxler played in the upstairs room and he started shortly after 11pm. It really turned out to be like a private show, in that small room which usually you’d avoid all together because the cigarette smoke becomes unbearable. I was thrilled to hear him warm up the room, there were very few people, and he’s a savvy DJ he feels out the room, which is the right thing. He played some intergalactic shit that was really good then dropped a Lana Del Rey remix that completed my experience for the night. It picked up later and it was a great night. He rarely disappoints. If anyone knows anything about the aforementioned remix  please drop me a line, did tons of Google searches and found zip. Onward.

Visionquest are by far one of the best labels for me, but what they let happen Friday night at The Awarehouse was not ok. Just ask yourself, would you throw a “Visionquest” party and have Craig Richards play for 3 long hours, followed by Danny Tenaglia? In case you stumbled on the answer it’s NO! It was a huge disappointment that Tale of Us, one of my personal favorites, did not play because of the re-shuffling of the line up. Tale of Us had huge influence over me when I decided to go to that party, big sad face. Hopefully redemption will come at Movement next month. I think it goes without saying that Visionquest misused the opportunity to showcase the talent under their label and give a proper representation of their style. For example, FOOTPRINTZ, signed to the label just over a year ago, who were set to perform songs from their upcoming album, did not perform either.

Then Saturday rolled in [very fast] and we Got Lost of course! First person I see when I get to the Pickle is Papa Lazarus at the door poking out his head to take inventory of the situation with his embellished hat, true to his weirdo fashion. Again, with the issue of shit got BIG. The party was cramped inside, outside was a bit better but still shoulder to shoulder and it’s no surprise the DJs were  one better than the other with the exception of Jamie Jones [drank the kool aid] so many outstanding performances. Infinity Ink (Luca and Ali Love) gave a solid debut performance as did AMIRALI.

Just like that the festival came to a close with the final party [for me] which was none other than the spectacular extravaganza Last Resort at Villa 221. Let’s just say we went out with a BANG! This was no doubt my favorite party for this year. The venue is exactly what the name implies, and it was big enough not be another sardine can like Get Lost. There was enough space to lounge or be in the thick of it on the dance floor. It’s always a good start to a party when every imaginable off duty DJ possible is there in the crowd. Maceo Plex AKA Eric Estornel was playing when I arrived but I was again held up by personal circumstances, so I missed the live performance by Pillowtalk which was regretful. Not to worry Miss Maya Jane Coles is here to reinvent everything I thought I knew. Her set was FLAWLESS! Ask anybody, she knocked it out of the park! Here’s a taste:

After Maya destroyed my legs came Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves to close it out. They did a good job with the transition but later on went on to become stale with a repetitive beat. Nonetheless, I had heard Maya THE GREAT.

All and all great time, great new friends and of course see you next year in full force!

Electronic_Journal: PhotoClick

In an effort to promote electronic artists welcome to the new feature on ANA3ANA.COM where I share with you artist who are worth sharing.

The start of PhotoClick in electronic music began in 1992 during a session of Daz Sounds, with DJ Pierre and Carl Cox. From there he develops a constant curiosity for research of electronic artists and other art forms of musical expression. Detroit House remains one of his most influential styles, although its range spans countless trends. From there until today he’s traveled around Europe and Spain with his carefully curated sets and collaborated with countless artists.

Currently he’s at A&R- Flumo Recordings, he performs as PhotoClick, ANTIKOM and also as half of the duo T.W.I.C.E. where he collaborates with V.Rotz. You can find his Aura EP on Fluids, the FLUMO experimental sub-label, amongst others.

Personally, the way I could best describe his style is sessions with a very personal sound mainly minimalist base with Detroit and Latin influences, but always versatile surprises with gems of yesterday and tomorrow.

Here he explains in his own words exclusively to Ana3Ana more about his unique musical philosophy, be sure not to miss the exclusive podcast below the interview.

Hi Cristobal, give us a brief description of who you are and what you are all about?

I am a guy from the south of Spain, specifically Sevilla, and  a music lover in general. I am currently collaborating with Flumo Recordings in Spain and I am also half of the duo T.W.I.C. E. I  have non-defined style, when I put music on a set you can find deep, electro, techno, funk, disco, there are a lot of music types to be pigeonholed as one style, but I get to explore those  “other” genres through  sound for Antikom [another dj personality he goes under] which is composed usually of jazz , hip hop, indie, rock, chill wave, dubstep, ambient, drone, listening home, but above all I am very open musically.

When and how did you get involved with House music? What are the first tracks that defined and shaped house music for you, personally?

When I started DJing back in the 90’s and would play triphop, broken beats, and then made the jump to the techno music. I think it was also with age that the bpm ‘s of my sets went down. Getting into electronic music in general, where I live, used to be very complicated, now things have changed a bit for the better. When I started working it was all breakbeat, jungle and some goa, psytrance and people got used to listening and dancing, but you start seeing other artists doing parties and you start to hear more music, and my focus was investigating styles, artists, labels and since then I keep that constant, always thorough investigation into the music I play.

These are some classics which he referenced as tracks that shaped house music for him since day 1:

In the last year or two House music has had a massive reawakening, and widening in audience and seems like more and more people are just discovering it altogether, what do you think has made the sound more attractive/appealing to the masses?

Well, in reality what has changed more than the sound or the music’s appeal is the way we understand it the whole thing, making it a huge business.

What is the story of your music? If any?

It’s the way I have to express myself, are things that come from within…

What can we expect from PhotoClick next?

To capture my feelings through music and share it with you, I have no goals, only that you enjoy as I do.

So without further adieu let’s enjoy as you do Cristobal, with this brand new and exclusive podcast from PhotoClick.

Links:

http://soundcloud.com/cristobal-1

http://www.flumo.com/es/

http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/photoc…

http://www.flumo.com/eng/artists/view/fl…