KATIE LONGMYER: I’ve seen independent music projects get a lot of deserved attention and success, including Lloydski’s pop-up record store, The Lot Radio, and beautiful warehouse parties that incorporate art, music and community.
JULES KIM: I see an artist renewal happening around the city. I attribute the productivity of independent thinkers to our political and socio-economic times. When we, as artists, feel tension, we must communicate that honestly in our work.
Select Summer Fridays' Warm Up Mix by Project Matt
Katie, what’s your musical coup de foudre for the summer to come?
Stretch and Bob are back on the radio (NPR)!
Jules, your fashion coup-de-coeur?
I am dying for a pair of Ferragamos...I'll wear them everyday, I promise!
Could you introduce us to the designer who curates your 2017 artworks?
Mogollon is a dynamic Brooklyn-based duo who I have worked with previously on a video for one of their activations in Japan, supported by Diesel. Francisco and Monica are true inspirations. They develop ideas from a primal place and have a very identifiable art style with organic shapes and custom typography. I am excited to be working with them again!
JULES: I recall Joakim’s set last year and the overwhelming sunset of that Friday night. It was a spectacle of amazing tunes and breaking views… I look forward to these Fridays all year.
KATIE: For sure you can expect Justin Miller (Have A Killer Time), Falty DL, FSQ (Soul Clap Records), Danilo Braca (TSoNYC/Busted), and more to be announced very soon!
Select Summer Fridays at Le Bain
The Standard, High Line
Opening party on Friday, May 26th
Lead photo by Lorenzo Fariello