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1:53 am

Electric Zoo 2014 (Day 2 x Zedd)

02/09/2014, Current Affairs, Electric Zoo, Events, Music

I thought I’d share some of my fave highlights on Day 2 of Electric Zoo 2014 Music Festival. At first I was like, hmm, should I go back for another round? Maybe, maybe not, maybe, maybe not. I ended up going on Day 2 and I have zero regrets because Day 3, like last year, was cancelled PREMATURELY by the authorities because of this so-called “severe weather forecast”, which, btw, didn’t happen. Just a few minutes of drizzle (YAASSSSS!) and pretty much this side of the Atlantic comes to a complete halt. Americans, especially in the East Coast, are particularly paranoid when it comes to weather.

I loved Dyro, Zedd and Armin’s sets. I had so much fun hanging out with the kids. I think I’m gonna maximize this moment before I reach that point of no return. I don’t wanna be one of those 40 year olds who look like 40 year olds but act like a bunch of 16 year olds, ya know? Not a good lewk.

I can’t believe summer is almost over and fashion month (PLEASE DON’T REFER IT AS “FASHION WEEK” BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW IT AIN’T A WEEK) begins, well, on Wednesday. Going all out over the weekend was a good way to remind myself that I’m human, I’m capable of letting my hair down and have lots fun.

Bryanboy at Electric Zoo Music Festival 2014 Day 2
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Bryanboy's Rolex watch and Hermes bracelet with Raver kandi kids bracelets
A guy in neon yellow shorts at Electric Zoo 2014 Music Festival Day 2
Bryanboy with tiger kids
Bryanboy hangs out with the bros
Furry raver costume in fuchsia pink
Blond muscle mary
Bryanboy at Electric Zoo 2014 Music Festival Day 2
Bryanboy at Electric Zoo 2014 Day 2

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2:22 pm

Electric Zoo 2014 (Day 1 x Nicky Romero)

30/08/2014, Current Affairs, Electric Zoo, Music

I’ve always wanted to go to but I never got around doing it over the past few years because of my travel schedule but I blocked the whole month of August this year as personal “me” time and I finally did it. Yes! I went to the opening yesterday afternoon and I had lots of fun. For those of you who don’t know what Electric Zoo 2014 is (hopefully an annual event moving forward) a three-day EDM festival at Randall’s Island here in New York City.

Bryanboy goes to Electric Zoo 2014 Day 1

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of EDM. I’ve been listening to it for years, way before it was even called “EDM”. I love the music. I really do, especially progressive/electro house, even cheesy commercial house at times. It’s cheerful and uplifting. I get so much joy and pleasure dancing hard to the beat, it’s indescribable. On a purely selfish note, I personally love dancing like a lunatic because it’s my version of burning calories aka working out.

I love a good outdoor party session versus partying in a nightclub. The older I get, the more I loathe clubs. I guess I started early. The first time I’ve stepped foot in a club was almost 18 years ago — when I was 14! These days there’s too much bullshit involved in clubs. Gathering people, queueing (if necessary), getting in, waiting in line to get a drink if you don’t have a table, paying exorbitant amounts of money to get a fucking table, and then you have shitty music AND shitty people who don’t dance.

Bryanboy and Raver 1 and Raver 2 at Electric Zoo 2014
Electric Zoo 2014 Artist Pass
Bryanboy and Nicky Romero at Electric Zoo 2014
Bryanboy at Electric Zoo 2014

When it comes to outdoor parties, once you’re in, you’re in. No nasty, power-tripping bouncers and door bitches to deal with judging your outfit head-to-toe. Everyone’s all happy, giddy (maybe some are on drugs but it’s none of my business) and they’re all united for the love of music. I’m an old soul. I don’t do drugs and all I’m after is a happy place where I can feel young again, throw caution to the wind, get high from the beats and dance like there’s no tomorrow.

I don’t know what it is but it feels liberating. There’s something thrilling dancing, getting all sweaty and wet, having fun, sharing smiles and good vibes with utter strangers whom you’ll never see again for the rest of your life. Oh and sitting on top of the shoulders of very tall men to admire the view of the sea of people and their well-lit phones? It’s a priceless feeling! You cannot put a price tag on sheer happiness.

That’s what I did yesterday and that’s what I’m gonna do again later tonight for Day Two of Electric Zoo!

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2:05 am

See You At Electric Zoo 2014!

22/08/2014, Music

Any of you guys coming to this year’s Electric Zoo 2014 Music Festival next weekend at Randall’s Island? I’m coming! I’ve been looking forward to this for ages.

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Click HERE to buy your tickets. See you next week!

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8:37 pm

Feel-Good Tracks

18/05/2014, Costa Rica, Current Affairs, Marni, Music, See by Chloe, Spring Summer 2014

One of the things I dislike about living in New York City is that days go by so fast you’d think the calendar is on crack. I can’t believe it’s Monday tomorrow! It’s gonna be very busy but exciting week nonetheless. I’ll be taping my new series for Conde Nast Entertainment/Teen Vogue plus a handful of events and appointments. Let me share some top tracks on my playlist. I have them all on auto-repeat. I guarantee you these feel-good tracks will uplift your soul.

Bryanboy wearing a spring summer 2014 Marni shirt and shorts in Costa Rica

On me: Shirt by Marni (in collaboration with Katja Schwalenberg, click HERE), shorts by Marni, sandals by See by Chloe (click HERE)

Together – Maor Levi
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You – Galantis (Still Young Remix)
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Payback – Steve Angello, Dimitri Vangelis, Wyman
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Ping Pong – Armin van Buuren (Hardwell Remix)
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Everybody Is In Their Place – Hardwell
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Overtime – Cash Cash (Vicetone Remix)
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11:52 am

Brooke Candy – Opulence

29/04/2014, Music

Over the weekend, Brooke Candy premiered her latest music video (“Opulence”), in collaboration with Steven Klein and Nicola Formichetti.

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I first met Brooke Candy over dinner in Venice the night before she performed at the Diesel fashion fashion. She briefly went to me (around 1:00) during her performance and I was glad to cheer her on.

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I love her. She’s definitely one talent to watch.

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4:43 pm

Ultra Miami 2014 Highlights: Alesso, Nicky Romero, Hardwell

31/03/2014, Music

Happy Monday kids! How are you guys? I don’t know about you but if you aren’t one of the tens, if not, hundreds, of thousands of people who flocked to Miami for this year’s Ultra Miami 2014 Music Festival, let me tell you, you missed a lot. No, it has nothing to do with getting high to have “fun”. Mind you, I’ve never done molly nor do I have plans to do so. I’m thirty two, I have high blood pressure due to years of cigarette smoking (I’m trying to quit, promise!) and I’m way too scared to fuck with my heart. My youth wasn’t spent sober… I’m sure y’all know I have even more dangerous (and expensive) vices, namely Prada and Fendi….

Hardwell at Ultra Miami 2014 Music Festival

For me, it’s all about the music. I find dance music extremely therapeutic. I’d say I can easily get high just by listening to a major track. A good song is like riding a fast-moving rollercoaster. It can pull you up, drop you all the way down, fiddle with your emotions, bring back memories, etc. And then you let go, stomp around, hands up in the air and do your best fist pump.

I thought I’d share some of my personal highlights from this year’s festival. My favourite sets over the weekend are by Alesso, Nicky Romero and of course, the one and only numero uno Hardwell, who showed absolutely zero mercy, closed Ultra and fucking killed it.

Here are some two new gems from Alesso. THESE TWO SONGS ARE EVERYTHING.

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Alesso’s full set for your pleasure.

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Here’s the full Nicky Romero set. God damn he’s good.

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Hardwell’s earth-shattering, goose-bump inducing set. Worship.

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Oh oh oh, 3lau dropped a track called “Always” featuring a collaboration with Blinders and Shaun Frank. I was so desperate to find out the name of the song… and then I had a lightbulb moment. Why don’t I ask 3lau on twitter, so I did. And he replied within minutes right after his set. LOL. I can’t wait for it to be released.

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Here’s 3lau’s set. The track begins at 18:25.

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I also love “Shadow of the Sun”.

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You’re welcome.

Peace, love, unity, respect. Eat, sleep, rave, repeat.

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11:16 pm

The Chainsmokers #SELFIE

25/03/2014, Music

This track from The Chainsmokers (#SELFIE) is probably the most appropriate track of our generation.

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Sooo… like what do you think? Did you think that girl was pretty? How did that girl even get in here? Did you see her? She’s so short and that dress is so tacky. Who wears Cheetah? It’s not even summer, why does the DJ keep on playing “Summertime Sadness”? After we go to the bathroom, can we go smoke a cigarette?
I really need one but first, LET ME TAKE A SELFIE.

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1:29 pm

Springtime Listening

23/03/2014, Balenciaga, Chanel, Current Affairs, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Givenchy, Music

I love a good, uplifting anthem. I really do. I find it fascinating how the people close to me often question my taste in music but what can I do? I don’t like to listen to songs that make me want to kill myself or tracks that me depressed. I like happy tunes, you know, tunes I can shake my booty to. Here are some of my favourite tracks of the moment. I like to play them on autorepeat whenever I’m out and about.

Is anyone coming to Ultra Miami next weekend? I’m THIS close to buying a plane ticket but I don’t want to go there alone. Pop me an email… maybe I’ll consider.

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Headphones by Frends, Balenciaga sunglasses, floral shirt and shorts by Givenchy, black jacket (not pictured) by Balenciaga, coat by Emporio Armani, backpack by Chanel, fur keychain by Fendi, shoes by Balenciaga

How You Love Me by 3LAU featuring Bright Lights
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Kaskade & Project 46 – Last Chance
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Ahead of Us by Lush & Simon, Tom Swoon
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Chris Lake feat. Jareth – Helium
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Calvin Harris feat. Ayah Marar – Thinking About You
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Stadiumx & Taylr Renee – Howl At The Moon
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Miley Cyrus vs. Cedric Gervais – Adore You (Extended Club Remix)
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Photo via Jasonitos

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11:29 am

When You Say You Love Me, Know I Love You More

21/03/2014, Music

When you say you love me, know I love you more. When you say you need me, know I need you more. Boy, I adorrrrrrrre.

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I’m very late on the Miley Cyrus bandwagon but I must say I finally get her now.

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10:59 am

Bryanboy’s Summer 2013 Playlist

29/07/2013, Music

I thought I’d share my summer 2013 playlist. I love a good dance tune and these awesome tracks are on heavy rotation on my phone, laptop, etc. Music plays a very influential role in my personality and my daily mood. If you see me mincing on the moving walkway at the airport with my earphones on, you can bet I’m playing one of these tracks. You’re welcome.

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