An Exciting Time in Music

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Kiasmos Album Cover

I can’t remember feeling as overwhelmed about new music as I am right now, really excited about the musicians I mention in this post. They have a very distinctive style, and their sound is a fusion of electronic, minimal, ambient, house and classical sounds.

The London based record label Erased Tapes is known by releasing avant-garde music, some of their artists include Kiasmos, Rival Consoles, Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick, Olafur Arnalds and A Winged Victory for the Sullen, they are very talented and innovative musicians experimenting with minimal, electronic and classical beats, and this label is one to watch!

My boyfriend introduced me to most of this music, we both follow these artists and try to go to every show as soon as they announce it. I saw Kiasmos in Berlin in November and they were great, but I know their London show in St. John at Hackney Church in March is going to blow me away, Rival Consoles and Vessels are opening the gig.

So what inspired this playlist? Well, the 13 artists I’ve included in this playlist have announced upcoming gigs in London, check out Convergence 2015 to see Kiasmos, Rival Consoles, Clark, Vassels and Pantha Du Prince in March. St. John Church, where these gigs are taking place, is a magical venue for this type of music, I genuinely think these shows will be incredible.

Slow Magic will play at the Oval Space this month and Nils Frahm at the Roundhouse in May.

Something slightly different to a gig, but nevertheless incredible, it’s Random Dance Atoms, the 2013 show by the acclaimed choreographer  Wayne McGregor.  The music for the entire show was created by A Winged Victory for the Sullen, and it was played live during the performance, this is happening again but only for two dates,  the 13th and 14th February, it’s one not to miss.

Enjoy the playlist!

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CFConcept, an edgy new brand

One of my favourite topics, jewellery!

I attended to the launch party of the new jewellery brand CFConcept. It was held at the Hollywood Rd Gallery in West London, a lovely and ideal place for the event, it was a very enjoyable & successful evening and at the end of the night many guest left happy with their purchases.

The designer Charlotte Flyvholm, also a model and actress, has embarked on the very exciting project of creating the CFConcept, a  brand  characterised by unconventional beauty and distinctive designs.

Her debut collection was inspired by her travels, photos and sketches she collected over the years, but her Scandinavian roots and appreciation of Nordic style have been her main source of inspiration.

Crafted from gold and silver her line features unique pieces meticulously finished to the highest quality. Pieces start from £100 and there is something for everyone, from feminine necklaces to edgy designs such as the Mastiff Ring or my favourite, the Norman Ring, a unisex piece totally suitable for rock chicks like me.

Fashion is such a competitive industry and I imagine how difficult it is  for designers to come up with  beautiful, innovative and affordable items, so when I notice a brand or designer that ticks those boxes I’m immediately a fan. I think Charlotte Flyholm is a very talented woman and I can’t wait to see  CFConcept’s  second collection.

www.cfconcept.com

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Charlotte Flyvholm & Oxidese Mata Pendants

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Klint Necklace

Klint Necklace

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RWTS Ring, Mastiff Ring & Mastiff Wire Ring.

RWTS Ring, Mastiff Ring & Mastiff Wire Ring.

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Norman ring, in 925 silver with an emerald at £190, also available in  22 carat gold vermeil at £310

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Norman ring

Stephen Fry, fan of the Norman Ring.

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Rough Cut Diamond Ring

Rough Cut Diamond Ring

Dome bracelet, in 22 carat gold vermeil with white enamel at £975 or in 925 silver and black enamel at £710.

Dome Bracelet

Dome Bracelet

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Charlotte Flyvholm, CFConcept founder and guest.

Charlotte Flyvholm, CFConcept founder and guest.

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