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Friday, April 29, 2011

MALE MODEL GUEST UPDATE: Alexandre Cunha for François Rousseau’s 'WET MEN'

Alexandre Cunha is featured in photographer François Rousseau's brand new book 'WET MEN'.
The book will be out on September,20.
You can pre-order your copy, HERE.
In the cover of 'WET MEN': Alexandre Cunha + Caio César, photographed by François Rousseau.
Alexandre Cunha's previous interview and music selection for The Male Model Music Project can be found HERE.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Upcoming Album Release: Claude Challe presents 'MUSIC FOR MOVIES' by Jean-Marc Challe

The Male Model Music Project LOVES cinema of course,that's why I advice you to check out the forthcoming release of 'Music For Movies' by Jean-Marc Challe, presented by lounge guru Claude Challe.
This brand new compilation takes us on a trip through themes of films such as Pulp Fiction, Ben Hur, James Bond, The Godfather, Lawrence of Arabia, Reservoir Dogs, The Exorcist, Mission Impossible and a bunch more, but in different versions and genres from the original soundtrack ones.
The album is out on May 10.

Tracklist

1. Deise Mikhail - The Picasso Suite

2. Speechless Project - Theme From Love Story

3. Czech Philarmonic Orchestra - Love Theme from Ben Hur (Bombay Dub Orchestra Remix)

4. Mi Loco Tango - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

5. Jihad Aki - The Mask of Zorro

6. Louie Austen - Reality (Señor Coconut Full Version)

7. Thomas "Mato" Blanchot - Oh Pretty Woman

8. Los Niños de Sara - El Padrino

9. Ritchie Lawrence - Laurence d'Arabie

10. Joe Dolan - Little Green Bag

11. J-Five - Modern Times

12. Fanfare Ciocarlia - 007 (James Bond Theme)

13. Shirley Bassey - Goldfinger (Propellerheads Mix)

14. David D'Or - Tarantino

15. Big Horns B - Mission Impossible

16. Betina Bager - Singing In The Rain ( Love Baby) (Original Mix)

17. Turkish Delight - Dream (Tubular Bells)


The movies and some of the music included in this voyage are:


'The Picasso Suite' from 'Summer of '42' (1971)




Theme from 'Love Story' (1970)

Love Theme from 'Ben Hur'(1959)


The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966)



Jihad Aki - The Mask of Zorro


I was quite surprised to see Louie Austen's 'Reality' has been included!!! Don't miss out my previous interview with Louie Austen for The Male Model Music Project,HERE.


'Pretty Woman'(1990)

The Godfather(1972)

Lawrence of Arabia(1962)

'Little Green Bag' from 'Reservoir Dogs' (1992)

From Charlie Chaplin's 1936 comedy 'Modern Times'...


'James Bond Theme' from 'Dr. No'(1962)

Shirley Bassey performs 'Goldfinger' (1964)


'Mission Impossible'(1996)

'Singin' in the Rain'(1952)

'Dream (Tubular Bells)' from 'The Exorcist' (1973)

BUDDHA BAR XIII Full Tracklist



CD 1

1. Ravin - Homage to Mr V.

2. Hardage feat.Jenny Bae - Levar

3. SoulAvenue feat. Shaheen Sheik - One by One

4. Triangle Sun feat. Lena Kaufman - When You Go Forward

5. Ganga - Clouds

6. Hector Zazou - I Feel Love

7. Zeebee - Be My Sailor

8. Jojo Effect feat. Iain Mackenzie - Mambo Tonight

9. Papercut - Sta Synnefa

10. Alfida - Allaya Lee

11. Jazzamor - Time Is Running

12. Nacho Sotomayor - Timeless

13. Florzinho - A La Luna

14. Nada - Bamboo Dub

15. Fuat & Mashti - Sufisticated

16. The Spy From Cairo - Oud Funk

17. Dunkelbunt feat. Boban I Marko Marcovic Orkestar - Cinnamon Girl


CD 2

1. Laya Project Remix - Touare ( The Ambergris Remix)

2. Consoul Trainin feat. Anastasia Zannis - Tango To Evora

3. V-Sag feat. Athina Routsi - Cancao do Mar

4. Blank & Jones feat. Mystic Diversions - Quedate (Blank & Jones Moonshine Mix)

5. DJ Kaan Gokman - Level Up

6. Tony Seal - Danza Del Viento (George Vala & Audioprophecy Remix)

7. MHD - Arabica

8. Dimitra Galani - To S'Agapo Borei'' (Dimi Phaze Remix)

9. Sean Bay feat. Arabella - Maktoub

10. Parov Stelar - The Phantom (1930 Swing Version)

11. Dr Kucho! - La Isla (Original Mix)

12. Jay C - Souk ( Original Mix)

13. Caramel Project - Ya Habibi

14. Lustral - Everytime

15. Kaya Project - Sundown (EarthRise SoundSystem Remix)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Featuring Naomi Campbell, Music & Sound Design by Sasha Knyazev


Check out the new commercial for Color ( a new residential complex in Russia) featuring Naomi Campbell, directed by Roman Jirnih, music & sound design by Sasha Knyazev.
Sasha Knyazev's conversation with The Male Model Music Project on his music and latest feature for Buddha Bar XIII, HERE.
Special thanks to Sasha.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

MALE MODEL GUEST UPDATE: NICHOLAS MADRID VIDEO by Ja'mie Luca

New video from our friend Nicholas Madrid, shot by Ja'mie Luca.
Nick is currently with Specimen Model Management, HERE.
His music selection for The Male Model Music Project is HERE.
Special thanks to Nick for sharing.

Friday, April 15, 2011

From MOSCOW!!! TRACK PREVIEW/ 'When You Go Forward' by TRIANGLE SUN for BUDDHA BAR XIII


From Russia, Triangle Sun: Vadim Kapustin (vocals), Sasha Knyazev & Garik Gagarin (drums)

The Male Model Music Project has just talked to Sasha Knyazev from Moscow-based band Triangle Sun.
He shared his thoughts on ' When You Go Forward', track featuring vocalist Lena Kaufman, from their latest album Iris that has been included in the forthcoming Buddha Bar XIII.
This is quite unusual case as it's a first time Buddha Bar includes a track performed by a Russian band and fully in Russian language.

Tell us about the vocalist featured in this track, Lena Kaufman.
Sasha: She's Russian . She has her own project called ' Truffele', but it's not familiar.

We are good friends and one day we decided to record a song. So what we did. We included this song in our latest album Iris and release it earlier this year on German label Tyranno.

Once we gave this song to DJ Ravin, he liked it and decided to include it in the collection of Buddha Bar. He also likes the fact that the song in Russian and tat it’s a firs unique case in the history of Buddha Bar.

Lena Kaufman.

It's a track 100% in Russian, what does it talk about?

Sasha: The song is about life. About all difficulties we have to go through that came across on our way. But the main idea is that you need to look at the world positively and see the bright sides of the life. Though the song has minor tonality "When you go forward, you do not know what to expect out there .... in choruses we hear optimistic part of the song.

'Iris' album cover.

How do you see this opportunity o being included in a Buddha Bar compilation?

Sasha: Actually for us it’s not just possibility of selling our music through one of the biggest European compilations, the most important thing there, is that we can consider attention to Russian musical scene!

We want people know that here, in Russia also lives people who write and love music!


Listen to 'When You Go Forward' by Triangle Sun


Triangle Sun feat. Lena Kaufman - Когда идешь Вперед by Sasha Knyazev

Special thanks to Sasha from Triangle Sun (straight from Russia), for sharing this with us.

Upcoming Film: 'Restless' directed by Gus Van Sant


The trailer for 'Restless', new film directed by Gus Van Sant, to open at 'Un Certain Regard' section from Cannes Film Festival (11 to 22 May).
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper & Jane Adams, 'Restless' tells "the story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from World War II."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

TAKE HER BY THE HAND!!!!!! STÈPHANE POMPOUGNAC

The Male Model Music Project is currently dancing Stéphane Pompougnac's brand New Track 'Take Her By The Hand', remixed by Jeremy Hills, to be included on his sexy new compilation Night & Day, out on April 18.

PREVIEW BUDDHA BAR XIII

Preview the forthcoming Buddha Bar XIII, out on April 26.



Some of the tracks to be included:

CD1/ Mystic Quest
01. Ravin, Carlos Campos & David Visan “Homage to Mr V.” (5’24)
02. Hardage Feat. Jenny Bae “Lamento” (Sunset Rework) (4’14)
03. SoulAvenue Feat. Shaheen Sheik “One by One” (Original Mix) (5’07)
04. Triangle Sun Feat. Lena Kaufman “When You Go Forward” (3’50)
05. Ganga “Clouds” (5’12)


CD2/ Secret Bliss
01. Laya Project Remix “Touare” (The Ambergris Remix) (5’47)
02. Consoul Trainin & Pink Noisy Feat. Anastasia Zannis “Tango To Evora” (4’43)
03. V-Sag Feat. Athina Routsi “Cancao Do Mar” (5’44)
04. Blank & Jones With Mystic Diversions “Quedate” (Blank & Jones Moonshine Mix) (5’25)
05. DJ Kaan Gokman “Level Up” (5’43)



Monday, April 11, 2011

MUSIC DEDICATION / All is ask of you...

"Let me be your shelter, let me be your light.
You're safe: No-one will find you
your fears are far behind you . . ."
I liked it, now it's today's dedication to you all...10 year old pop crossover classical soprano Jackie Evancho's live version for The Phantom of the Opera's 'All I ask of You'- Hope you enjoy it!
Jackie Evancho's debut album 'Dream With Me' is out on June 14th.

LATE NIGHT TALES: TRENTEMøLLER/ Tracklist

Trentemøller's forthcoming compilation tracklist for Late Night Tales series has just been revealed.
Featuring artists such as Mazzy Star, Velvet Underground & Nico, The Shangri-La's and an exclusive cover of Chris Isaak's "Blue Hotel" performed by Trentemøller.
The album is out on May 30.

Tracklist
01. This Mortal Coil - Waves Become Wings
02. Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds - La Lliarona
03. The Black Angels - Science Killer
04. Chimes & Bells - The Mole (Trentemøller Remix)
05. Low - (That's How You Sing) Amazing Grace
06. Mazzy Star - Mary of Silence
07. Velvet Underground & Nico - Venus In furs
08. Vampire Hands - Safe Word
09. The Shangri-La's - Walking In The Sand
10. Jacqueline Taieb - 7 Heures Du Matin
11. M. Ward - Poor Boy, Minor Key
12. Darkness Falls - Noise On The Line
13. Papercuts - Unavailable
14. We Fell To Earth - Lights Out
15. Thee Oh See's - Ghost In The Trees
16. Trentemøller - Blue Hotel (Exclusive Chris Isaak Cover Version)
17. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - The Proposition #1
18. Eden Ahbez - Full Moon
19. Ekko – Rehearsal
20. Paul Morley – Lost For Words - part. 1

Sunday, April 10, 2011

CREATING AUDIO; Sounds of the Backstage with FRANKY B for D&G/Dolce & Gabbana


Words & interview by Ivan Guerrero
The Male Model Music Project is always interested in the process of sound & musical creation, that's why we bring you once again Franky B, producer, DJ & sound designer from Milan.
Currently a member of abstract:groove, integrated creative studio founded by creative director Luigi Pane and executive producer Giada Risso, Franky B is in charge of the sound aspect for several advertising and communication projects.
For this ocassion, we talked about his latest work for Dolce & Gabbana and D&G, duty in which Franky B creates new and original sounds to illustrate their backstage videos.
Don't miss out the previous full interview with Franky B for The Male Model Music Project, HERE.
abstract:groove's new website is HERE.
Dolce & Gabbana's official site is HERE.

Tell us about the sounds you created this time for the new Dolce & Gabbana men's backstage video. What inspired these sounds?

Franky B: This time I've tried to shift an eighties flavour inspired by the character of Bryan Ferry(the Roxy Music's leader) who was one of the celebrities invited at the DG's Milano fashion show.

The inspiration was not like a musically mention into the track, it was a sort of my idea to design the sound inspired by that mood.

What about the D&G sounds?

Franky B: In this case, I tried to communicate more happiness and more "party people" style, combining a little bit of funk and disco music hooks...

"Eccentric Tailoring" for the DG collection. What are "eccentric sounds" in your opinion?

Franky B: Eccentric sounds?... I think that is more easy to say what are the good sounds, and it's really hard to have a good answer, cause I think that the music is one of the most individual emotion and I think that what is "eccentric-important-rich-hi quality" for me, maybe might be totally different for you..and so we go into a loop!!!

Every season, it's your duty to give sounds to the backstage video feature. What is the most difficult part in the progress of creation of brand new sounds to match a previous defined concept line, in this case for the DG/ D&G videos?

Franky B: The most difficult part is to exceed the level of the past, and it's hard because every time you work with a massive pledge and you try to make all that's possible to achieve it, but this time I got a really good help from Adriano Marrocco, a DG's manager with super musical skills.

Bryan Ferry is the actual inspiration for this DG episode of backstage sounds.

Tell us about your latest or upcoming projects and radio shows.

Franky B: Well, I'm playing every day on Alessio Bertallot's Rai Tunes a daily radio show of Rai Radio 2, hosted by Alessio Bertallot one of the most important italian DJ's and musicians, I'm very proud of this, because it is a wonderful experience.

I've got some gigs as a DJ in London, Austria and Italy of course and finally I have a 3 EP output with two labels Kenpo recordings and Globox, and I'm really happy for this.


Special thanks to Franky B and abstract:groove, for sharing with us this insight of their work.

Stream the men's backstage videos from DG/ D&G's site (direct links) HERE & HERE.

Check out the 'Miss Sicily' video for Dolce & Gabbana, also filmed & produced by abstract:groove


Dolce & Gabbana's official site, HERE.

PUT ON YOUR RED SHOES!!! Male Model Guest Update: ALEXANDRE CUNHA by Lenny Guetta

Alexandre Cunha by Lenny Guetta.
Alexandre's music selection for The Male Model Music Project is HERE.

When you think about the color red which has a stronger association in your mind?
1. Love, Romance & Sensuality
2. Aggression, Rage & Anger


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Upcoming Album Release/ SADE The Ultimate Collection

One of my favourite performers ever, Sade will be releasing "The Ultimate Collection", including her previous hits plus 4 new tracks, also featuring a remix with Jay-Z for " The Moon And The Sky". A bonus DVD with her videos is also included on this release.
The album is out on May 3.
Album Tracklist

Disc 1

1. Your Love Is King
2. Smooth Operator
3. Hang On To Your Love
4. The Sweetest Taboo
5. Is It A Crime
6. Never As Good As The First Time
7. Jezebel
8. Love Is Stronger Than Pride
9. Paradise
10. Nothing Can Come Between Us
11. No Ordinary Love
12. Kiss Of Life
13. Feel No Pain+
14. Bullet Proof Soul+

Disc 2

1. Cherish The Day
2. Pearls
3. By Your Side+
4. Immigrant+
5. Flow+
6. King Of Sorrow+
7. The Sweetest Gift+
8. Solider Of Love+
9. The Moon And The Sky+
10. Babyfather+
11. Still In Love With You**
12. Love Is Found**
13. I Would Never Have Guessed**
14. The Moon And The Sky (Remix Featuring Jay-Z)**
15. By Your Side (Neptunes Remix)+

+ Not on Best Of
** Never Released Before

Sade - Babyfather (Official Music Video). Watch more top selected videos about: Sade (band)