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DJ Wynn shares his favorite singles from 2014 with cuts from Hudson Mohawke, Lia Ices, Deerhoof, The Antlers, Naomi Shelton, and Zeus.
With a new year just around the corner, I’m taking this opportunity to look back at 2014 on Sew & Tell. This week’s show is my annual year-end highlight show, featuring just a few of the incredible guests who have contributed to this year’s engaging fashion coverage. You’ll hear clips from my conversations with: Lisa Padovani, costume designer for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire; Gabriel and Sarah Chrisman, a young husband and wife in Seattle who have adopted a “Victorian lifestyle,” complete with historically accurate clothing (including corsets!); Kara Eschbach, co-founder of Verily, a women’s lifestyle publication with a firm no-Photoshop policy; and documentarians Ismail Ferdous and Nathan Fitch, co-founders of Cost of Fashion, who covered the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse. It’s a great, but by no means exhaustive, cross-section of guests from 2014, and I hope you’ll also take some time to check out the links to other highlight shows from the past year that I’ve provided on today’s playlist page. I’m also featuring music highlights from the past year - you’ll hear my favorite tracks from my favorite 2014 albums on today’s show. So join me as I look back at a year full of fashion, here on BreakThru Radio…
DJRePete starts his annual tradition, reviewing 2014 with the first of two Best In Mix editions. Tune in for electronica tracks by Lia Ices and Electric Youth, alt from Bishop Allen and King Tuff, and blues with Sean Rowe and Son Little. Also, hit up info on a few BTR bands playing Shaun White’s LA-based Air + Style snowboard festival this winter, as well as artists playing the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival in Chicago. Start the countdown to the new year today, on your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
DJ Wynn shares his favorite singles of 2014 and some memories that go along with them. This mix featues music from Angel Olsen, Flying Lotus, Laetitia Sadier, Ty Segall, Slowclub, and Bonnie Prince Billy.
Have you ever wished there was some way to know if the jeans you’re about to order online will actually be a good fit for you? Someone you could consult, like a good friend who has the same pair and can tell you her experience. Enter Fitbay: the new social media site that’s connecting body doubles around the world, to better match you with your perfect fashion fit! Christian Wylonis is the innovator behind this new Copenhagen-born, New York-based platform, and on today’s show, Christian will talk about how Fitbay functions as a social media/fashion service, the feedback and data it gathers in order to find users’ ideal styles, some of the label trends and patterns that the Fitbay team have noticed during the site’s beta phase, and more. Plus, I’ve got a playlist full of songs from some of this year’s best releases, including tracks from Lia Ices, Sharon Van Etten, The Melodic, and Sylvan Esso. So join us this hour on BreakThru Radio to find out how you can become a more savvy & “fit” online shopper!
Happy Halloween, fashion fans! In honor of today’s festivities, my guest this week is Toree Arntz, designer of the beautiful, mythical pieces that make up her label Fauxtale. The Los Angeles-based artist is passionate about animals, and utilizes their naturally-shed materials to create breathtaking and dramatic fashion. What started as a few custom Halloween costumes for friends has blossomed into an amazing, expressive full line, and on today’s show, you’ll hear from Toree about the journey that took Fauxtale from party costumes to custom pieces for high-level clients, how the animals at the Wildlife Waystation sanctuary inspire her designs, why she never creates pieces for herself, and more. Plus, a haunting playlist full of frighteningly good indie music, including tracks off the latest from Lia Ices, Sylvan Esso, and Marketa Irglova, along with older tunes from Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, and Jeremy Messersmith. And I have a few fun last-minute Halloween costume inspiration for all you procrastinators out there! Join us for a devilishly stylish hour of radio, here on BTR!
Building up your Wednesday with a worthy mix is DJRePete. He’s spinning alternative from Bishop Allen and Nobunny, dreamy electronica with Hundreds and the Nightmares on Wax, and rock from Motel Beds and Speedy Ortiz. Plus, a trio of crowd pleasing throwbacks from Chairlift, The Blow, and Lykke Li. And don’t miss US tour news from Tycho and the trippy amazingness of the UK’s Dan Melchior Und Das Menace. All that, on this edition of your Wednesday mix with DJRePete on BTR!
It's a sad day friends. Glasslands announced they are closing their doors on New Year's Eve, and DJ Wynn is gonna turn into one of those New Yorkers who starts conversation with, "You remember when..." Today's show features acts DJ Wynn caught the past 6 years living in the city such as Nils Frahm, Shannon and The Clams, Twin Shadow, Grimes, Ava Luna, and Das Racist.
BTR starts your Wednesday with DJRePete who’s got more from the latest album by Lia Ices, while Hiss Golden Messenger continues to make a case for a genre he’s calling “autumn.” Plus trippy goodness with My Brightest Diamond, some throwbacks via Bibio and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and an electronica disco pop start to the day with Saint Pepsi. And don’t miss a few festival previews in California and Mexico. That’s your Wednesday start on BTR with DJRePete!
DJRePete is spinning an all new mix today with the latest from Lia Ices and My Brightest Diamond. Plus, zone out with some beats from the likes of Les Sins, hit up rock alt by Field Mouse, and get into the autumn season with a ballad by Holy Ghost Tent Revival. And don’t miss an instrumentally rich track by Marketa Irglova that’s sure to please. Consider your Wednesday soundtrack solved via DJRePete and BTR!
DJ Drew's Sunday Show on BTR
A very special New York Fashion Week show today, featuring one of the event’s youngest-ever designer to debut her collection: Isabella Rose Taylor, a 13-yr-old professional whose eye for style and keen ambition is making waves and attracting fans. Already a high school graduate, Isabella launched her eponymous line just a couple years ago and has achieved an impressive level of commercial success in that short time - Nordstrom’s is carrying her fall collection this year! Tune in today to hear Isabella talk about the passion for art and design that got her started, how she incorporates her own artwork into the line, and offer some advice to fellow young innovators and entrepreneurs. And later in the show, I’m joined by DJ Dane to talk about favorite looks from the runway and from NYFW Men’s Day, plus a playlist full of the latest releases, including brand new My Brightest Diamond, Zeus, Lia Ices, and more! Lots of stylish ground to cover this hour, so join us for a NYFW recap here with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
Today on God Bless Weirdmerica we have a brand new song from weirdo songstress Orenda Fink. Plus, there’s some powerful weirdness from The Flaming Lips and Man Man, plus some nice calming weirdness from the likes of Here We Go Magic and Lesser Gonzales Alvarez. Basically, whatever kind of weird you’re looking for? We’ve got it. And while you’re listening, don’t forget to check out BTR on social media for a bunch of cool extras while you listen to the tunes!
New, New! Everything is new! Fresh tunes from Slowclub, Marketa Irglova, Summer Camp, Real Estate, and Lia Ices.
Sunday's with DJ Drew on BTR
There’s binge watching, binge drinking, binge eating, but what about binge shopping? This week on Sew & Tell, I’m joined by former model, fashion editor and author Avis Cardella, who shares her experience with fashion addiction in her 2010 book Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict. On today’s show, Avis talks about the seductive power of fashion magazines and media, how she came to recognize her shopping habits and patterns as addiction, her self-directed road to recovery, how the culture of her new home in Paris has helped her maintain a healthier perspective on fashion, and more. Plus, a playlist chock-full of great new fall releases including sneak previews of the upcoming sophomore LPs from both Czech singer-songwriter Marketa Irglova and Connecticut native, Northern California transplant Lia Ices, as well as more music off “Madman,” next week’s buzzy release from Sean Rowe. All that plus some NYFW chatter and more ahead this hour, so join us as we binge on great radio, with Sew & Tell on BTR!