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A rare Angeleno native growing up through the nooks and crannies of the culturally diverse Los Angeles artistic basin, Azul pulls inspiration from contrasts in life experiences and nature. Rhythmic melodies juxtapose abstract tribal beats , sonic back-masks, and deep grooves while finding a magical through line awash in historical soul revival. Breakout performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and FORM Arcosanti., lead Azul’s introduction to a larger audience imminent with an upcoming debut EP release and a bevy of unique live performances into 2016.

Form Festival is hosted annually at Arcosanti, seventy miles north of Phoenix & south of Sedona in Arizona’s high desert. An “urban laboratory” focused on innovative design, community, and environmental accountability, Arcosanti was built by 7000+ students since 1970, under the direction of the late visionary architect, Paolo Soleri.

FORM was founded by the Hundred Waters family in response to their experiences performing at music festivals around the globe. While most festivals amassed large audiences, the group found that any meaningful intimacy, time for collaboration, and connection to the festival’s environments were often left to the wayside. The founders envisioned something more personal, collaborative, lean, and lasting.

Visiting Arcosanti for the first time, they knew they had found the first home for such an experience.
Free-by-application, and made possible through patronage and in-kind support, a diverse community of creators is empowered to participate in FORM without financial barriers. Instead, participants are invited for their creativity, thoughtfulness, and intention. The program includes performances, discussions, workshops, installations, technologies and activities that:

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Half Taiwanese-half french and currently based in Paris, Louise Chen founded the Girls Girls Girls night at Social Club in 2012 inviting acts like Kelela, Sampha, Jackmaster, Moxie, Ikonika, Lil Silva, etc. always aiming to bring together live performers and club culture. After a 5 year run, she now promotes Summer Parties under the pun-name “Chentertainement”, so far inviting prestigious guests Methodman & Redman to perform live! Parallel to her promoter job, Louise has always written about music and travel in magazines like Modzik, I Heart Magazine, Snatch Magazine and she’s had the chance to host a segment on France’s national Mouv’ Radio on Laura Leishman’s night show and later talk music on French TV shows Clique and Le Before du Grand Journal on Canal+.

Originally starting off as a hip-hop and R&B DJ, Louise has grown up with sampling culture and been a crate-digger for a long time. Her endless quest looking for soul, funk, disco and jazz has led her to build her own sound when playing House inspired by acts like Theo Parrish and Floating Points. Today she brings her records to online radios around the world (The Lot Radio, Le Mellotron, NTS, Hotel Radio Paris…) DJs alongside acts like Santigold, Jamie XX, Solange Knowles, Ellen Alien & Bambounou and works on digital content projects with brands like Airbnb, Beats By Dre & H&M.

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Half Taiwanese-half french and currently based in Paris, Louise Chen founded the Girls Girls Girls night at Social Club in 2012 inviting acts like Kelela, Sampha, Jackmaster, Moxie, Ikonika, Lil Silva, etc. always aiming to bring together live performers and club culture. After a 5 year run, she now promotes Summer Parties under the pun-name “Chentertainement”, so far inviting prestigious guests Methodman & Redman to perform live! Parallel to her promoter job, Louise has always written about music and travel in magazines like Modzik, I Heart Magazine, Snatch Magazine and she’s had the chance to host a segment on France’s national Mouv’ Radio on Laura Leishman’s night show and later talk music on French TV shows Clique and Le Before du Grand Journal on Canal+.

Originally starting off as a hip-hop and R&B DJ, Louise has grown up with sampling culture and been a crate-digger for a long time. Her endless quest looking for soul, funk, disco and jazz has led her to build her own sound when playing House inspired by acts like Theo Parrish and Floating Points. Today she brings her records to online radios around the world (The Lot Radio, Le Mellotron, NTS, Hotel Radio Paris…) DJs alongside acts like Santigold, Jamie XX, Solange Knowles, Ellen Alien & Bambounou and works on digital content projects with brands like Airbnb, Beats By Dre & H&M.

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SONJA MAURO IN Caroline Polachek’s Ramona Lisa.

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Universal Love at Mild Manners Gallery L1, 499 Crown St Surry Hills, NSW 2010. 6-8 Thursday the 4th of Feb. Essay By Annette Ekin : UNIVERSAL LOVE – ESSAY ‘The Land is Alive’ by Anette Ekin

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by Cara Stricker and John Kirby

DROOL is an audio-visual album created by Cara Stricker, Australian born multi- disciplinary artist in photography, direction and music, and John Kirby, LA Born keyboardist, producer and songwriter best known for his work as part of Sébastien Tellier, Blood Orange, Kindness and Rodriguez.
Terrible Records released the audio-visual Album internationally in June of 2015, through limited edition cassette tapes providing individualised access to the album scored film, coinciding with a video clip, live performances and instillations throughout New York.

The female embodiment of DROOL is performed by Cara Stricker (vocals, guitar, keys), and Madeline O’Moore (keys, electronica), Kate Levitt (Percussion). Various collaborating musicians are invited for live performances.

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by Natalie O’Moore

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by Abbey Lee

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Girls Girls Girls is a creative collective founded by Louise Chen and Piu Piu in 2012. United by the same love for music and dance the girls started their collaboration by organising parties at Social Club in Paris where they had a 2 year residency. Believing in the idea that live music and dance music should all be celebrated under one roof, Piu Piu and Louise invited acts like Sampha, Kelela, Mykki Blanco, Kilo Kish, Eclair Fifi, Moxie, Lil Silva, Jackmaster and many more to share the club-stage with them. Their love for the young, underground up and coming acts brought them to hosting Kelela, Brooke Candy and Kilo Kish’s first parisian shows. As DJs , the duo plays a colourful mix of house, soul, disco, techno and on some occasions even R&B and Hip-Hop – today, you can hear each one’s signature blend on Rinse France, where they both have their own show.

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