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Sunday with DJ Drew – 2012 Recap
12/06/12. Lottie@btrtoday.com
It’s Specialization Week on BTR, and we’re exploring highly-specialized entrepreneurs.
Last Thursday in November. Next to last day of the next to last month of 2012. Lottie@btrtoday.com
DJ Wynn explains why he doesn’t like Christmas music, but still plays holiday tunes from Sufjan Stevens and new music from Action Bronson, Clinic, and Rubblebucket
Tuesday with DJ Emily is ready to go on BTR!
This week, I’m joined by the multi-talented, multicultural designer Nina Egli, creator of not one, but *two* great lines, Toujours Toi and Family Affairs. Nina started Toujours Toi in 2002 – 2003, as a charm bracelet side project for extra cash. It quickly took center stage, and her quirky, elegant combinations of charms, cast metal, sequins, and crystals captivate the imaginations of women everywhere. In 2008, Nina and her mother, Kaya, also a designer, began to work together on a line of women’s clothing. Not surprisingly, their Swiss/New York cross-continental label, appropriately called Family Affairs, took off just as quickly as Nina’s jewelry. Their collections are full of whimsical prints, paired with classic, vintage-inspired cuts for a look that’s full of elegance and magic. On today’s show, Nina will talk about how she began Toujours Toi, the stories and cinema that inspire her, and some brand new Family Affairs projects for the coming collections. Plus, music from Sufjan’s Christmas epic, a Jonti re-do, and Toro Y Moi’s new single – all that and more in this hour of fashion, so tune in as we keep fashion in the family on BTR!
DJ Wynn shares his NY moment which involved Yeasayer, and he’ll get around to spinning new cuts from Heems, Staff Benda Bilili, and Superhumanoids
AUGUST 23, 2012. Music. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Today on the show we have ALL new songs! That definitely hasn’t happened for awhile! There’s so much great new music out, we had to make sure to squeeze it all on today. And don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter, and also check out our Discovery Artist, Sleepy Wonder!
What’s the sound of style? Well, it’s a lot more glam than one hand clapping. In fact, as we’ve discussed Sew & Tell before, there is a ton of crossover between fashion and music, designers and rockers. For today’s show, I got to talk with Susan Domelsmith, a Brooklyn jeweler who’s also part of the all-girl Brooklyn band Open Ocean. Susan’s jewelry line, Dirty Librarian Chains (best name ever?), is a beautifully tangled, bold array of pieces, each one made from repurposed vintage materials. From elegantly twisted chain necklaces, to simple, sculptural rings, these pieces are 100% rock ‘n roll, and it’s easy to see why the line has caught the attention of musicians like Debbie Harry and Vivian Girls. Susan’s own music is no less innovative – she contributes keyboards to two projects: the throw-back punk band Open Ocean, and the experimental electronic pop duo Time Reveals. On today’s show, Susan talks about the evolution of DLC, sourcing vintage materials, making music with fashion friends, and some of her favorite NYC libraries. Plus! An awesome playlist (what else would you expect?) featuring music from Open Ocean, Wild Nothing, Rubblebucket, Bill Fay, Bob Mould and more. So turn up the volume and settle in for some seriously stylish sound, with Sew & Tell on BTR!

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