Mees Dierdorp, a true talented new artist at last.

mees dierdorp

Honestly, living in Amsterdam means that if you hit just any random person on the street you most likely hit a DJ. It’s that bad. Just as any aspiring, narcissistic, pen wielding online-samurai maintains a personal blog, so is any inhabitant of Amsterdam a DJ of some sorts.

But this guy,  Mees Dierdorp is the real deal. Offspring (grand kid) of the great, late Dutch “Cobra” painter and “Vijftigers” poet Lucebert, this guy has real musical talent and a great ear for mixing seemingly impossing tracks into truly beautiful sets.
His musical choice isn’t your average club beat and drop but rather a melodic, almost enchanting mix of minimal sound and sweeping drums. You can find him mixing fifties tracks into deephouse beats and making bridges that incorporate monologues and classic twists. Hopelfully he’d agree with me or accept my fallacies as a well received compliment.

Well, that’s enough said. Listen and judge for yourself.

Nora En Pure = Pure Pleasure

Nora en pure

Nora En Pure = Pure Pleasure

So I was actually pretty certain that the first post I was gonna do about music just had to be about Miss Melera. But, as things go, I wanted to really do some research, tell you guys a story and what not. Things got postphoned due to my exams and before you know it I came across this crazy set from Nora en Pure.

I don’t know anything about this woman/man/group/duo(?) and right now I really don’t care. All I know is that this one beautifully mixed set full of upbeat tracks that remind me of disco/funk and old school house, while being distinctly deep house. I’m listening to it right now and I have trouble sitting still, let alone typing all this in one take!

Play this and go nuts in your room. Freaking party alone so hard that the neighbors come over too!

Next post will be about Miss Melera’s monthly Colourizon set. I promise 😉

The perfect musclebuilder: cologne with real protein in it!

The perfect musclebuilding: cologne with real protein in it!

Guys, having trouble adding that extra muscle? Or girls, do you want to turn that flab butt into that actually sexy bubble butt?

New breakthrough science makes it possible to have your extra protein, without having to stuff your face. Old Spice, the brand behind the extra manly commercials and awesome smelling colognes made it their deal to make this available for everyone. So they ventured into making the first ever musclebuilding body spray!
Click on the photo or head on to: http://smellpulse.com/

In the meantime, maybe you do actually want to stuff your face with something sweet and great looking, but also build muscle at the same time? Here the perfect recipe for a protein-rich snack that you can take on the way:

Protein almond-carrotcake:
Heat the oven at 160 degrees celcius. While the oven comes to temperature, take 4 eggwhites and whip them until they’re really fluffy like whipped cream. Then, in a large bowl mix:
– 500 gr. scraped carrots
– 400 gr. almond flour or whole wheat flour
– 4 tablespoons coconut oil
– the whipped eggwhites
– 60 gr. whey protein (I like banana flavor)
– 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
– 2 teaspoons baking soda
– about 50 to 75 ml fat free yoghurt (depending on how creamy and wet you like your cake
– add raisins (as much as you like)
– add almonds (as much as you like)
– stevia (natural, plant based sweetener) – as much as you like!

Cook in the oven for about an hour. Let it rest and wrap them in aluminium foil. If you keep these refrigerated, they’ll keep for at least a week so you can munch on them whenever you like!

Recipe is a personal adaption of the recipe found at: bodyenfitshop.nl

DENHAM PSYCHO – explicit remake

Have you seen this?
The award winning creative agency Flickering Wall made a catching remake of the famous ‘business card scene’ in the 2000 classic, American Psycho. The ad is made for Denham ‘the Jeanmaker’, a beautiful brand that, to my opinion, produces one of the best denim purchasable in Amsterdam. Hipsters with beards and bad attitude are featured in this polished video competing over the best denim. A great wink at the original scene where businessmen obsess over the most expensive and elaborate business card.

On Youtube, the director Hugo Keijzer explains:
“When I first heard Jason Denham talk about jeans it reminded me of the film’s legendary business-card scene. I recognized the same manic attention to detail and ravenous appetite for craftsmanship. This triggered the idea for a modern-day remake of the scene”.

Jason Denham himself is quoted saying that the ad by Flickering Wall is a brilliant parody of fashion in general, but that it reminds him mostly to keep having fun and not take ourselves too seriously.
Well that’s what we’re all about here!

Check it for yourself. Even if you’re not an ad-lover like me, you’ll certainly enjoy watching it to the very end!

Also see: http://www.denhamthejeanmaker.com, for great style and quality denim.