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Live Music Obsessions: Claire

We heart Claire, and not just for their retro-sounding name. For reals, we haven’t crushed on something this hard from Germany since schnitzel. This brand new band is fresh on the scene, but their neon-synth pop already sounds well-crafted and makes for a surprisingly awesome live show. 


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Live Music Obsessions: Smallpools

Smallpools

From singin’ to booty shakin’, Smallpools’ tunes do not disappoint. We first caught these guys in San Francisco where they brought the house down with their radio single, “Dreamin” - but we actually fell in love with the rest of their EP. “Over and Over” and “Mason Jar” are our new faves, and soon they’ll be yours too.


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December Playlist


Our #Wintermix playlist — specially curated jams for our December #COLOR issue. 

1. Do I Wanna Know? // Arctic Monkeys

2. Feed Me Diamonds - RAC Remix // MNDR

3. Thunder Clatter // Wild Cub

4. Lisa Baby // Walk the Moon

5. Odd Look // Kavinsky, The Weeknd

6. Hold On, We’re Going Home // Drake, Majid Jordan

7. Change // Banks

8. Violent Silence // Beatrice Eli

9. Why Ask Why // Kaskade, Late Night Alumni

10. Open // Rhye

11. So High // Ghost Loft

12. Help // Postiljonen

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Supper.

Supper.

Supper. is a new Spotify app that is bringing food and music together by delivering recipes and playlists for preparation and presentation. 

Supper. is an international house of flavors, featuring global tastes and tunes. The first edition has just launched on Spotify with over 15 rhythmic and mouth-watering recipes, boasting secret spices and covert maneuvers from master chefs and dance floors from around the world. Supper. is a Spotify app for music and food lovers alike, featuring curated recipe and playlists from the exclusive haunts you only hear about from that flaky ‘hip’ friend, or that blog you’ve never heard of, Supper’s chefs are creating endless queues, and bustling parties throughout your favorite cities in those spots that appear elusive to the untrained eye.

Every recipe you’ll find in Supper. is accompanied by 2 tasty playlists with each element as delish as the other.

THE ENTREE:
 
The first playlist is for you and your Sue (chef) while you prepare and cook your aromatic 2 step feast. The entree is a hand picked selection of favorite kitchen delights, direct from the chef that baked up the recipe you’ve selected for you and your guests.

THE MAIN:
The second playlist is for the main event. This playlist is the perfect garnish to spin when you sit down or gather round to enjoy your music infused spread. It’s perfect for eating with friends, lovers, the folks, on your lonesome or with awkward ol’ Jim-Bob from work; and we’ll guarantee the perfect ingredients for lip-smacking and hip-shaking.

Get a sample of Roberta’s curated dish below and head to Supper.mx or the Supper. Spotify app to enjoy some more.



Supper. presents Roberta’s Pizza - the Speckenwolf:

The Speckenwolf Pizza (mozzarella, oregano, onion, mushroom, speck) almost never leaves the menu at Roberta’s. It’s just some tender mushrooms, little piles of speck—a cured ham from Northern Italy with a delicate spice and herb flavor—and mozzarella, but for some reason it has a hold on people. Us included. —Brandon Hoy

1 (12-inch) round of pizza dough
Some good olive oil
Handful of cremini mushrooms
Kosher salt
Generous pinch of dried oregano 80 grams (2 3⁄4 ounces)
Fresh mozzarella
3 paper-thin slices of speck
15 grams (1⁄2 ounce) red onion, thinly sliced
Sea salt, preferably Maldon
Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation Playlist: 


Directions:

Preheat the oven to the highest temperature possible. Place a pizza stone or tiles on the middle rack of the oven and let it heat up for 1 hour.

Lightly coat a large saute pan with olive oil and set it over almost high heat. Add the mushrooms and a pinch of kosher salt, and cook until the mushrooms soften slightly, a few minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Scatter the dried oregano over the dough. Break the mozzarella into pieces and distribute them over the pizza. Layer the mushrooms on top of the mozzarella. Tear each speck slice into two pieces and put each piece in a small heap on the pizza. Scatter the red onion and a pinch of sea salt on top. Bake the pizza until the crust is golden brown and bubbly. Give it two grinds of black pepper, and serve.

Enjoy your meal with this playlist:

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October Playlist

Our #DINNERPARTY playlist, guaranteed to take you from make your cooking and eating experience even more awesome. 

1. All My Friends // LCD Soundsystem

2. I Follow Rivers // Lykke Li

3. Hearts Like Ours // The Naked & Famous

4. Harvest Moon // Poolside

5. Everything Falls Apart // The One AM Radio

6. Sweet Talk // Jessie Ware

7. All the Garden Birds // Palma Violets

8. New Theory // Washed Out

9. Friends and Enemies // Freedom Fry

10. Operating // Hunter Hunted

11. Wanna Know // Dan Croll

12. Rill Rill // Sleigh Bells

 

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SXSW MorningAfter Brunch Parties at the Haus of Hipstamatic

Did you ever see the video from our totally epic SXSW MorningAfter Brunch Parties? 

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Announcing the Hipstamatic #MorningAfter Brunch Series at SXSW Music!

At Hipstamatic, we love ourselves some brunch: It’s the perfect meal to help you recover from last night’s parties, and sets the tone for an awesome day. We love it so much that we’re bringing a music and mimosa-fueled experience like none other to SXSW Music.

The Morning After at Haus of Hipstamatic—Austin, March 12-16, brings together live music, food, friends, and photos so you can relive the disaster/awesomeness from the night before, and prep for a repeat performance. Live music is powered by Klipsch audio, with performances by:

Capital Cities
Neon Indian (DJ set)
The Limousines
Willy Moon
Guards
Quiet Company
Wildcat! Wildcat!
American Authors
Social Studies
In the Valley Below
The Seedy Seeds
The Ridges
Redd Volkaert
Warren Hood
…and a special day of curated performances by Nic Adler of The Roxy!

You can RSVP for each day by visiting our Facebook Events page.

Announcing the Hipstamatic #MorningAfter Brunch Series at SXSW Music!

At Hipstamatic, we love ourselves some brunch: It’s the perfect meal to help you recover from last night’s parties, and sets the tone for an awesome day. We love it so much that we’re bringing a music and mimosa-fueled experience like none other to SXSW Music.

The Morning After at Haus of Hipstamatic—Austin, March 12-16, brings together live music, food, friends, and photos so you can relive the disaster/awesomeness from the night before, and prep for a repeat performance. Live music is powered by Klipsch audio, with performances by:

Capital Cities
Neon Indian (DJ set)
The Limousines
Willy Moon
Guards
Quiet Company
Wildcat! Wildcat!
American Authors
Social Studies
In the Valley Below
The Seedy Seeds
The Ridges
Redd Volkaert
Warren Hood
…and a special day of curated performances by Nic Adler of The Roxy!

You can RSVP for each day by visiting our Facebook Events page.

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Ear Lube: How To Make a Bangin’ Mixtape

A mixtape is like a mating call. It’s an aural aphrodisiac, a symbol as clear as Lloyd Dobler’s massive boombox in Say Anything; it says, in no uncertain terms, ‘let’s bang.’ That’s why creating the perfect mixtape is such a delicate art: one misplaced Kanye track and you can kiss your chance at romance goodbye. Luckily, we’re experts in the ways of the heart, the body, and the headphones—and we’re here to guide you. If you want to make your sweetheart swoon, it’s time to spice it up: we’ve come a long way since Marvin Gaye, and your mixtape needs to turn your honey on….to some new artists. The songs below are sure to rev things up, so go old-school and make your own mixtape, or ditch some kitsch and craft a sexy digital playlist. From there, it’s full steam ahead to sexytime.

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