The ZIIIRO Mercury.


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The ZIIIRO Mercury watch displays time in a simple and unique way. The tip of the inner swirl represents the current hour, while the outer swirl displays the minutes, with a continuous gradient movement showing the passing through time.  Brilliantly designed, and something I’d thoroughly love to have for my birthday.

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Drake- ‘Charged Up’


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Earlier this week, the rapper Meek Mill unleashed a series of tweets that sought to expose the much more famous rapper Drake as a fraud. The two had recently collaborated on the Meek Mill single “R.I.C.O.,” and Meek seemed a bit salty that Drake hadn’t promoted the tune on his social media or whatever his reason was, so he accused him of using a ghostwriter on the tune and faking his raps. Drake stayed relatively quiet about it until he released his response ‘Charged Up’ today. Check it out below!

 

Drake also surprisingly released his remix for ‘Cha Cha’ by D.R.A.M. Check it out below.

Throwback Thursday: Field Mob – ‘Sick Of Being Lonely’.


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Throwback Thursday now has a new meaning (on the blog anyway), and we’ll be reminding you of some of those hits that modern music community will never forget.  I remember the first time I heard Field Mob, because I never stopped hearing their hit “Sick of Being Lonely” after that.  Check out the throwback below.

Jayceeoh, From The Studio To The Stage.


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LA-based party rocker, turntable guru and a Serato DJ, Jayceeoh is a man who does not stop. Following international acclaim for his “Super 7″ mixtape series, Jayceeoh, born Jacob Osher, became the official tour DJ for the likes of DJ Sammy Adams and Wiz Khalifa, and to date has worked alongside Jazzy Jeff, A-Trak, Redman and Talib Kweli to name a few.

When he’s not playing at premier club venues around North America and Europe you’ll find Osher in the studio. Along with a steady stream of bass-heavy remixes, Osher has produced original tracks with DJ Scene, Steve1Der and Caked Up. At present, production is number one for Osher, having figured out his way around a turntable long ago (he’s a two-time national DMC finalist and was crowned M.I.C Turntablist of the Year two years running).

Sydney’s ‘Prettiest’ Beach House.


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From the beginning, Pretty Beach House set a new standard not just because of its exquisite location and its exclusive home-like setting of just four private villas, but it also exceeded all expectations in terms of cuisine.  We stayed there every year and consistently kept it on our 10 best places to stay list, together with Castello Di Reschio in Italy , El Palauet in Barcelona land Saffire in Tasmania.  But it late 2012, a fire destroyed much of the main pavilion and our favorite resort closed for more than two years for complete restoration.  The main pavilion is elegantly restored with decommissioned railway timbers from 1883 and each of the four pavilions – Treetops, Bayview, Hideaway and The Retreat – are beautifully appointed with works and craftsmanship of local and international artists and artisans.

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The resort continues its tradition as a foodies paradise with its spectacularly cool new kitchen led by distinguished chefs and restaurateurs, Stefano Manfredi and Julie Manfredi Hughes, whose incredible cuisine impresses us every single time.  The interior design of the villas is un-pretentious and  beautifully fitting for the environment. Natural fibres, muted colours and restful accents create a perfect setting for the views of the incredible landscape with hundreds of old gum trees standing there like living sculptures.  The villas interiors are luxurious but not over the top and feature raw, natural materials which blend in with the more ‘designer’ elements. Privacy is paramount which is why, three of the four villas also has its own private swimming pool. The villas have their own old school record player along with a selection of vinyl, iPods with songs already loaded on it, king size beds have linen sheets, bathtubs and wireless internet (for online-junkies) so there’s nothing else to do but slide from day bed to pool and back again in a haze of sedation, facilitated by attentive staff who materialise at your every whim.

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Sabina Marie On Soundcloud.


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Since the release of her first international single ‘One Night’, miss Sabina Marie has been on quite a roll.  The German singer has been racking up numerous collaborations with artists from Mexico to as far as Africa, and shows no signs of stopping.  Her most recent release is a track titled ‘My Love’, produced by ID Beatz, has already gotten radio play in Australia, and hasn’t even hit the streaming/download market yet.  Check it out below.

And for some more of the work she’s been doing, make sure to keep up with her on Soundcloud.

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Here Comes The Full ‘Spectre’ Trailer.


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Since early last year (2014) I’ve been “helping out” with some sound design aspects of Spectre, and since the original teaser trailer 2 months ago, I’ve loved seeing more compiled secenes of the film in action.  Earlier today the full trailer was released, and it is amazing.  There is a seeming return to Bond and Q discussing gadgets, (as well as an odd reference to Bond ‘disappearing’, which may be attributed to the coming departure of Sam Mendez from the franchise).  However, this new trailer finally gives us some action, car chases, Christoph Waltz’s villain, Dave Butista, Daniel Craigh seemingly blowing up a building in Mexico, and Bond undressing Monica Bellucci.  (Something I’ve wanted to do for some time now.)  Check the method below, and go see ‘Spectre’ in November.

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