Archive for April, 2016

Take A Good Look At The Pioneer DJ DDJ-RR.


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Pioneer is expanding their range of rekordbox dj controllers with the DDJ-RR and DDJ-RB. Both feature two channels while the DDJ-RR includes Deck Select so you can switch between all four rekordbox dj decks at the touch of a button. The controllers introduce buttons for new features in the rekordbox 4.1.1 software update, including Sequence Call, which lets you create and save sample sequences then play them back without touching your computer. The DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR are also the first controllers to support PC Master Out, for playing master output through your computer’s internal speakers or a connected desktop speaker while using the controller for your headphones at the same time. Both new controllers come bundled with a full licence for rekordbox dj performance software.

The DDJ-RR packs in all the traits of a pro-DJ set-up. Stay in control with large jog wheels, illuminating on-jog indicators and customisable multicoloured Performance Pads. You can use the Performance Pads to trigger Hot Cues, Beat Jump, Pad FX and Slicer, plus there’s a button for the new Sequence Call feature. Get creative with Slip Mode and Release FX, and hit the new Sequence Load button to load your sample sequences to the deck to scratch them. Multiple inputs and outputs give you flexible connectivity and the option to use the DDJ-RR with rekordbox dj software or as a 2-channel mixer using multiplayers or turntables.

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Some Of The Most Beautiful Food Dishes In The World.


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There’s so much that be said for a beautiful looking plate of food.  Restaurants all over the world compete to have not just the best tasting, but also the best looking.  Take a look at some of the most beautifully and uniquely presents dishes from all over the planet.

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At the much-celebrated El Bulli on the Catalonian coast, Ferran Adria; continually pushes food boundaries with dishes like Snails on a Tin. Adria; surprised the food world earlier this year by announcing that he would close his restaurant in December 2011.

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At the Michelin-two-starred Noma, René Redzepi’s fierce devotion to regional ingredients like Nordic musk ox and beetroot from Sweden’s Gotland island are on display in brilliant dishes like this one, composed of intensely flavored discs.

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At the Bazaar by José Andrés, mussels marinated in smoky pimentón-accented vinegar are served in a tin can, as an ode to Spain’s excellent canned escabeche (seafood preserved in vinegar).

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At Manresa, David Kinch pays homage to the iconic farm-egg dish at Paris’s L’Arpège: egg yolk poached in its shell with sherry vinegar, cream, and maple syrup. Among Kinch’s twists: He accents it with Tasmanian pepper.

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At his two-table restaurant, Yoshiaki Takazawa’s complex, almost theatrical dishes includes one that mimics falling snow: a piece of yellowtail, mountain vegetables and edible lily bulbs are served tableside with a dressing chilled so low—minus 328 degrees Fahrenheit—that it takes on a powdery texture that steams on contact.

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The innovative Davide Scabin is known for conceptual dishes like the Cyber Egg: caviar and poached egg in a plastic bubble, served with an X-acto knife.

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Daniel Humm (an F&W Best New Chef 2005) of Eleven Madison Park juxtaposes extravagance (caviar pearls, oyster gelée) with classic French comfort food (a vichyssoise of potatoes and leeks)—all inside an oyster.

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A year’s worth of experimentation went into Andoni Luis Aduriz’s voluminous edible bubbles, made with sun-ripened berries and beetroot. The Michelin-two-starred Mugaritz was destroyed by a kitchen fire earlier this year, but Aduriz plans to reopen it this summer.

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Seafood genius Eric Ripert juxtaposes the high and low in this playful dish of white tuna poached in olive oil, topped with delicate sea beans, crispy potato chips and a light red-wine béarnaise sauce.

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At Alinea in Chicago, the always-forward-thinking Grant Achatz (an F&W Best New Chef 2002) serves hearts of palm stuffed with five different fillings—from vanilla pudding to truffle-pumpernickel puree—on five separate pedestals.

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This new dish by chef de cuisine Timonthy Hollingsworth at the renowned French Laundry combines carefully shaved frozen foie gras with pickled huckleberries and blossoms from the restaurant’s garden.

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s elegant Eggs Caviar offers buttery, soft-scrambled eggs served in the shell, topped with whipped cream and a spoonful of caviar.

 

Lip Licking Good.


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Rainbows, honeycombs, pixels and even famous Japanese works of art — there’s almost nothing Canadian makeup artist Andrea Reed can’t recreate using a few brushes and a variety of lipsticks.  Going by the name Girl Grey Beauty, Reed is known for sharing drool-worthy lip art creations as well as handy beauty tutorials. It’s painful to admit, but her works really made us realize we have no game whatsoever when it comes to primpin’.  Reed, among other incredible makeup gurus, really pushes the limits of modern art, showing that it no longer belongs solely in galleries and museums, but can be found in the most unexpected places, even a human face.

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If You Like Your Girls BBW…


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Trinidad James, Mystikal, and Lil Dicky just released the video for their newest song “Just A Lil’ Thick”. Also known as “She Juicy”.  If Drake likes his girls BBW, then he’d love this video.

Look Into The Eyes Of Nicole Mejia.


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Nicole Mejia is the model from South Florida with some of the best hips and thighs in the country. This Miami native is 5’4″ and 125 lbs. of heaven and is currently studying nursing. She is relatively new to modeling but you wouldn’t know it due to her saturation of the market in South Florida working for bikini companies, fashion shows and much more.

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The Road To ‘Civil War’.


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The American Civil War… just kidding.  This has nothing to do with any of that.  I had the incredible opportunity to see Captain America: Civil War today, and I will not spoil anything.  However before I hit the secret Disney/Marvel screening, I took a look at a YouTube playlist of all the current Marvel Cinematic Universe trailers (which you can find here), and in the process, I stumbled across a video from the amazing editors at ‘MCU Exchange’ titled “Road To Civil War”.  This is a wonderfully put together 7 minute video that shows the progression of the MCU up until Captain America: Civil War.  Check out the complete wrap up below. Civil War hits theaters on Thursday May 5th in the U.S.

J.Lo vs. Sir Mix Alot?


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In a playful PSA, Jennifer Lopez owns “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot, encouraging women all around the world to love their own butts.