Join us on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 10PM, as Pulp Lab & Maison Française closes out New York Fashion Week with an Ampersand as Apostrophe & Funk Royal Optics party at subMercer, 147.5 Mercer Street. Arrive early for a rum open bar for the first hour, stay late for DJ sets by Midnight Magic, Home Video, Beacon, and Alfonso Roulé.
Please RSVP no later than Thursday, February 16 at 6PM.
Whoever said disco is dead was wrong. Yes, it’s true – dance music is back and here to stay. Riding the wave of the recent disco and house revival (which can be partially accredited to the popularity of acts on labels like DFA and Italians Do It Better), Brookyln’s Midnight Magic is bringing back jazzy, high energy dance music to a new generation of music aficionados. (The Neighborhood TV)
Blending the charming guitar stylings of Pulp and the like, Home Video’s minimal electro Brit-pop is infectious, to say the least. At times reminiscent of really poppy new wave, No Certain Night Or Morning is destined to stick in our heads for some time to come. (XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks)
It’s that holy Friday feeling—anticipating brunch, anticipating not refreshing Mail.app obsessively and reading long stuff. Brooklyn duo Beacon’s “Exhale” plucks the Friday heartstring delicately and directly. (The FADER)
Ampersand As Apostrophe’s preferred method of solving design challenges is to refine what’s there instead of focusing on what’s not. Making handbags with envelop-like features out of the mail bags that used to deliver them is the type of stuff that gets our rocks off.
In 1992 an idea became reality. FUNK IN CASE was founded in Munich. Head of it all: Dieter Funk – optician, former co-owner of the legendary “Freudenhaus,” designer, characteristic head and a DJ very near to many artists and to the music scene. He has always been driven by the disposition to “make it different.” This is what his first collection of sunglasses expressed.