Grum’s new single “Through The Night” is on heavy rotation at the Mr. Newton HQ at the moment. It’s so awesome…it makes me want to DJ at a sweaty Fashion Week dance party just so I can play it at the peak of the night! It’s that kind of jammy-jam. And the video! I mean Taylor, I’mma let you finish, but Grum has made one of the greatest videos of all time!
Summer anthem much??
(P.S. – I’m usually a big fan of singles rather than albums…but in this case (Crazy for You – Best Coast) you should really buy the whole album…most of their songs sound the same…and I mean that as a compliment…the whole album is like one big hazy, sunny, distorted, fuzzy, pop dream…it’s great to listen to the whole thing straight thru.
P.P.S. – Have you ever gone to the beach and laid on your back with your head facing the water and done the upside down “the ocean is now the sky” thing that they do at the beginning of this video? It’s really freaky and cool…it’s like waves are breaking across the sky…I just did it a few days ago at Jones Beach…haha! Yes, I’m a dork. I don’t care – it’s summer and I’m having fun… xx)
Hey – how’s it going? So it’s Thursday afternoon…just hanging around the Mr. Newton HQ in Williamsburg, Brooklyn…listening to some fun music with my interns – the usual. It has me thinking back to earlier this week (Monday to be exact) when I was out shooting street fashion in Nolita…I’d stopped by Ruby’s for their dead-on-authentic-yet-not-contrived-in-the-least Bondi Beach cafe vibe…and for a bowl of perfectly al dente spaghetti pesto and a fresh mint-and-pineapple smoothie (yum!)…and I ran into my Aussie friend M. and she was saying that her family is here from Sydney for the entire month of August and that they had rented a house out in Montauk. All of which got me thinking about summer vacations…and beaches…and surfing (I don’t know how but it looks like it would be amazing)…and Montauk…and Australia (I love it down there)…and about how August is such an awesome month to just lay around and do not much of anything.
Well, if you’re hanging around with friends and family during these last weeks of glorious summer, I thought that I would put together a little 21-track summer playlist for you. I used to DJ full-time for the fashion industry…and still do so occasionally these days. I also want to say – I don’t put any of these songs on here if I don’t genuinely LOVE them! I don’t make playlists to show how cool I am…or to demonstrate how ironic or cheeky I can be. I’m listening non-stop to every single one of these tracks below and they are listed here purely because I think that they are rad…and you should try to find all of them. Speaking of dancing, I’ve got to wrap this up and get out of here soon…I’m heading out to the sold-out Chromeo show at Bowery Ballroom tonight! Talk soon…xx Mr. Newton
- Alphabeat – DJ (I Could Be Dancing)
- Serge Gainsbourg – Sea Sex and Sun
- Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
- Robyn – Dancing On My Own
- Chromeo – Night By Night
- Crystal Castles – Celestica
- Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight
- LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change
- Felix Da Housecat ft. The Neon Fever – Everyone Is Someone In L.A.
- Eddy Grant – Romancing The Stone
- CSS – Jager Yoga
- Kylie – Better Than Today
- Cathy Dennis – Touch Me (All Night Long)
- Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg – California Gurls
- Paul Simon – Late In The Evening
- Jackson Browne – Somebody’s Baby
- YACHT – Psychic City (Classixx remix)
- Mr. Mister – Broken Wings
- Sleigh Bells – Run The Heart
- Benjamin Diamond – Little Scare
- Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
I know it’s only April 19th but I think we’ve got a good candidate here…