— May 19, 2015 —

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Newsflash: The Rocks Push- Now in Lovers & Friends

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This one is for the stylish man who had grown out of board shorts and is now looking for the best swim shorts. The Rocks Push is designed to go from the beach to the bar, a wear-all-weekend pair of swim shorts. Great news- they are now available in Hong Kong and sold exclusively in Lovers & Friends.

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Designer Kirsten Ainsworth was looking for men’s swimwear that fitted well and looked great.

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The Rocks Push swim shorts are not only well fitting and great looking. They are, most of all, functional.

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Proudly Australian, The Rocks Push takes its name from Australian history; The Rocks Push gang ruled Sydney from port to beach and they were the best dressed baddies in town.

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The Rocks Push swim shorts are tailored to look and feel great and are designed to perform on and off the beach. These shorts are made from light, soft, quick drying nylon, with flat seams, double stitching, smart adjustable options and clever accessories like a waterproof wallet and shorts bag.

Average Unit Retail Price: HK$850

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Only in Lovers & Friends!

The Pulse: Shop 106, Level 1, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, HK (+852 2501 5355)

Gough Street: 24 Gough Street, Central, HK (+852 2501 5955)

— May 18, 2015 —

Best Bet: Brigitte Live in Hong Kong

 

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A throwback to the flower power era, the 60’s sounds of Brigitte whose music combines lounge-pop, retro folk and French cabaret are just mesmerising. Their first time concert in Hong Kong is not to be missed under any circumstances!


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Named in honor of several of the 60’s icons such as Brigitte Bardot, Aurelie Saada and Sylvie Hoarau formed the duo in 2008. After recording a cover version of Les Vacances au Bord de la Mer for the film “Thelma, Louise et Chantal”, the pair signed with Wagram Records and released their first EP, Battez-Vous, which featured a unique take on Suprême NTM’s 90’s hip-hop anthem Ma Benz. The latter became a hit in France. In the same year, the duo toured for more than twenty concerts in France. Very soon Brigitte became a huge success. Their videos are everywhere on TV, internet and they make the cover page of magazines such as ELLE, VOGUE and LES INROCKS.
Nominated for the French music awards 2015, Brigitte is now a phenomenon!

 

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Brigitte and French Couturier Alexis Mabille

 

This duo's amazing sound has been used in fashion too, the English version of "Oh La La" was used for a Lancôme ad and "La Poudrière" was used as soundtrack for a short directed by Aurélie Saada for Vogue Eyewear. Brigitte is also always dressed by French couturier and designer Alexis Mabille. Great music plus fashion with Alexis Mabille's creations= guaranteed to be a great evening.

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Event Date:

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 20:00
Event Location:
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts, Wanchai
Tickets:
$380/$280/$180/$100 (50% off for AFHK cardholders)
Tickets available at HK TICKETING

Watch Brigitte's music video here, wearing Alexis Mabille:

and even better live:

 

— May 15, 2015 —

Thank God It's Friday! Who's Spinning Tonight?

T - G - I - F ! You worked hard this week, we know. We know. So tonight, you deserve to play. Friday is finally here and the most awaited First Qualifying Round of The World's Premier Live Art Battle: Secret Walls x Havaianas is happening tonight! YEAH!

Here's the lineup of DJs who will be spinning for us tonight in Backstage:

K-Melo - With over 16 years of experience, Melo’s style originates from Hip‐Hop/ turntablist style party rocking, but later on influenced heavily by the underground dance music scenes of New York, Chicago and Detroit. Since then, his style had evolved to much diverse and sophisticated palette, often blending Deep House, Acid, Minimal with Jazz, Soul, Afro and Disco.

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In 2014, Melo was handpicked by the captain of Japan’s powerhouse music label JAZZY SPORT as the core member of JAZZY SPORT HK – allowing him to be firmly established as a hidden treasure of Hong Kong’s underground music scene.

 DJ108 - Producer / Remixer / DJ DJ 108 is one half of the highly creative music production duo known as SoL8 originally from Tokyo Japan, currently resides in Hong Kong.

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With Flawless track selection, innovative remix taste and real time video vjing has propelled him to be one of the most cutting edge Japanese breaks turntablist and DJ to list.

Flex -  Hailing from DC via New York City, Re:Flex started with break-dancing and was quickly introduced to DJing at the age of 17. With this first introduction to the Hip Hop culture, and experimentation with all kinds of sounds, he has molded his cross genre style into a provocative musical experience. Flex has rocked parties all over Asia and in 2009 completed a cross Asia tour with Hennessy Artistry.  Flex has learned to adjust his style to the ever-changing crowd, while still remaining true to his roots and has never shied away from his funky, soulful, bass banging past. Listeners have dubbed his sets as unpredictable, esoteric, and fresh.

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Always a student of his craft, Re:Flex is constantly reinventing himself on the decks and is truly a force to be reckoned with in 2015 and beyond.

DJ Gruv:

"I DJ from my soul to the soul of the crowd! Expect nothing but feeling!"

Here's a sample of DJ Gruv's tracks to get you through Friday and in the mood for tonight! Enjoy!

— May 14, 2015 —

Who Else is Battling It Out at Secret Walls x Havaianas?

We're all getting pumped up for Secret Walls x Havaianas First Qualifying Battle. As promised, here's the other half of the stellar roster of artists lined up to battle in Hong Kong's live art scene on May 15, Friday ( so excited...just 1 more sleep!)  in Backstage.

BAO is a self-taught artist based in Hong Kong, who works with illustration and mural art.

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AMT -Born in Sydney, grew up in Hong Kong and went to school in the United Kingdom.

"My work shows a mix between east and west. They are highly inspired by Asian culture and traditional art and are executed in a more contemporary sense. They are often hard to read and intricate that allows audiences to find their own ways of interpreting the imageries."

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Stern Rockwell - born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Stern was inspired to pursue art after seeing graffiti on the trains of New York City, and his practice now includes this inspiration in his drawings and canvases.

 

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Stern has become known for his numerous characterizations of people, places and things. He has devoted himself to representing people, expressions, emotions and lifestyles using a variety of different mediums. Often his work allows poetic bursts that reflect the artworks mood. Stern explains, “I want people to recognize themselves, friends, strangers, and objects that they see in everyday life, and allow them a chance to have an old or new experience.”

VERYMASA - is a covert ninja based in Hong Kong. Weapons of choice includes markers, stickers, spray paints, and sometimes nunchucks"

 

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Now you know the artists, knowing the pairings will be even more exciting.

Battle pairings have been picked out of a hat...and here it is:

Jay Pelmet vs VERYMASA
Bao vs Felipe Wong
Szabotage vs AMT...
Stern Rockwell vs FoxyRoxy

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