Archive | December, 2011

NYE WINTER SESSIONS REVEILLON DU NOUVEL AN!!

29 Dec

Yes its New Years Eve, the biggest party of the year in Chamonix and this year Winter Sessions will be hosting an after party with all the bells and whistles to ensure you’re seeing the new year in style!

Headlining is DJ FLO from Ninjatunes radio SOLIDSTEEL with his patented ass wiggling bassline set.

Wrap your ears around his Mixtape he made especially to Gee you up for Winter Sessions NYE! http://www.mixcloud.com/flodj/dj-flo-winter-mix-2011/DJ FLO MIX TAPE

In support; beatbox don EZRA will step it up to showcase his incredible Beatbox skills that have made him one of the most revered in the world. And once again me, R.I.A will be slinging funk, breaks and DNB from midnight warming you up to the main event.

Room two will be one sweaty affair for the new year with the dons CORIN MARTIN and JOE VOLPELIERE laying down the law from the get go with their pumping tech house steeze.

With the full Winter Sessions crew in attendance and a few extra special guests we expect nothing short of new year’s brilliance.

** Doors open at 12 midnight to 5am and with strictly limited tickets numbers make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment ** (entry closed after 4am)

Tickets are available from the following outlets in advance at 25€ (30€ on the door).

PAPILLON -(Best healthy takeout food in the Valley – www.papillonchamonix.com)
LE JEKYLL – (Friendly pub with great food in Cham Sud – www.thejekyll.com)
BOARDMASTERS – (Mecca for all things sideways in the Centre of Chamonix)
OFFICE BAR -(Argentiere’s tip top drinking spot )
OFFICE DE TOURISME – CHAMONIX ( Centre for all tourist info in Chamonix – www.chamonix.com)
LE PODIUM – (Home of the Winter Sessions events, just next door to the Chamonix Ice Rink)

See ya on the Dance Floor!

X RIA

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An Afternoon of Pow at De Brevent Flegere

19 Dec

This is pretty rough footage taken from my Lumix, but thanks to a few features on imovie i was able to edit it with a tiny bit of style. Hopefully this will give you a decent idea of the current snow conditions here in Chamonix. Enjoy!

A-SKILLS in the Le Vert House!

14 Dec


I don’t think it gets much better than this.. I mean really! This could In fact this could be the pinnacle of my DJing career. Yes, that’s right the poster is not a lie.. I am indeed on the same line up as the one like A Skills and Soul Of Man!!!  Those who know me, know that i am staunch advocate of nu-funk music and have been for ages.

It all started back at Field Daze, Sydney Australia in the year 2000 where the Finger Lickin Soundsystem closed new years day with a spectacular set of epic proportions playing on 6 decks across the main stage. It was then and there that i acquired a long lasting addiction to funky breaks… Fast forward to now and I am still a massive fan of the movement.

I last witnessed A-skills at Snow Bombing earlier this year in Austria. His set closed the fancy dress street party with an all-out, hand’s in da aaaaire, funked up affiar! There was carnage on the D floor with people losing them selves to the beats.. Definitely one to remember..

He’s playing at Le Vert on Thursday night along with Soul Of Man, (TOMORROW!).. The place we call our local here in Chamonix.  I am honored, and stoked, and over the bloody moon to be invited to jam on the same decks, let alone have my name on the same poster as the men who initiated a whole movement… Holy sheeeat. AMEN!

Check out what FINGERLICKIN REC’s Is up to.. HERE  http://www.fingerlickin.co.uk/

WHAT: A SKILLS w/ SOUL OF MAN

WHERE: LE VERT HOTEL, CHAMONIX

HOW MUCH: $10 or $19 with  Menu De Jour (sexy new chef and menu! – Boom)

contact: reservations@verthotel.com

Web: http://www.verthotel.com/

See ya there!

Rire xx

WINTER SESSIONS Warming Up Chamonix

12 Dec


Winter Sessions are back for another season of music and mayhem in the amazing Chamonix Valley. They have events going on the piste, monthly gigs at Le Podium, some very special events with altitude as well as the Weekender Festival in March 30th and 31st going into it’s 3rd season. See Winter Sessions website for details.

On the 23rd of Dec get ready for a wintery warm-up to launch the season with London based jazz hip hop heads LAZY HABITS. Back by popular demand after they well and truly smacked it at the Winter Sessions Weekender last year.   Backed up the mic will be none other than THE MIGHTY ATOM with his crew, The Disablists, who has taken out the UK DMC Champs 4 times in a row.  Then, me R.I.A be laying down chunky funk jams to get the party started…  And just so you can feel some serious base in your face, the WS crew are importing the Funktion One sound system for the third season in a row – Yeah boieeeee!

Keep an eye out for my next post on Winter Sessions new Years Eve Party

Check out LAZY HABITS latest video – Even Out

First Day Shreding at Grand Montets, Chamonix

10 Dec

Ahhh Yeah, sweet, sweet snowboarding.. After today I am humbly reminded why people flock from all over the world to shred the Northern Hemisphere.  Today was opening day at Le Grand Montets in Chamonix and it was unreal. Fresh pow, bluebird sunshine, and not a breath of wind.  Compared to the notoriously harsh and unpredictable conditions in NZ mountains, it was delightfully calm sunny, warm and oh so pleasant!  It was buzzing with smiling seasonaires amped for the season, yet still relatively un-crowded. We scored gold off piste and the home run was super fun with loads of hits and powder pockets. Feels good to be back!

 

Loving my new Burton Process V rocker 157.  Built around the demands of filming legend Jussi Oksanen and contest threat Charles Reid, the NEW Process V-Rockerル has shreddingメs full spectrum covered. Just like its cambered cousin, this mid wide machine is at home on all terrain. Upping your stomp-to-slam ratio, rockers between and outside your feet free you from hang-ups, while Frostbite Edges slice and dice bulletproof ice. Set it down without explodingラSmooth Rideル absorbs shock, minimizing fatigue for more control in sketchy situations.

A couple of snaps from today from the good ol i phone4…