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Toronto’s Hottest at MUZIK this Fall Take a glance into MUZIK’s social scene ... highlights include an appearance by Brody Jenner, backto-back Halloween madness, and toronto’s most eligible looking for love at matchmuzik<3!
For some, fall marks the start of new beginnings. At MUZIK, this meant back-to-back events each and every Saturday; celebrities and DJs like Brody Jenner, The Weeknd, and Sam Ronson all made special guest appearances. We also unveiled our new multi-million dollar lighting, sound and stage system just in time to dazzle our guests for our Day of the Dead Halloween event, headlined by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Otto Knows, Wolf Pack and Joe Ghost. All November we hosted #MATCHMUZIK<3, where we set contestants out to find their match to win a grand prize! This fall also marked our 6th Annual Food Drive. Last year we collected over twenty-five tonnes of non-perishable food items to be donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank, the Missisauga Food Bank, and the Parkdale Food Bank, and we plan to top that this year! It’s been a jam-packed season, but we are just getting ramped up for winter festivities! Bring it on...
PHOTOS: Leib Kopman OPPOSITE: 1. DJ Samantha Ronson spinning at MUZIK’s ONE Anniversary Party. 2. Samantha Ronson with Zlatko Starkovski, owner of MUZIK. 3. Two stylish ladies in black. 4. MUZIK GIRLZ Ivanka, Sofiya, and Dimitra. 5. Bodypainted dancers for MUZIK’s ONE Anniversary Party. 6. Brody Jenner with a copy of the Fall 2013 issue of MUZIK Magazine. 7. Three stunning brunettes ready to party. 8. MUZIK’s impressive new stage and laser lighting.
females went wild for brody jenner when he took over muzik in september. lucky fans got to meet and mingle with the sizzling model and reality star of ‘keeping up with the kardashians’ and ‘the hills’. don’t forget to check our fall issue for his interview!
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HALLOWEEN@MUZIK THINGS GOT SPOOKY AT MUZIK MANSION’S SOLD-OUT MASQUERADE BALL ON THE 26TH and we didn’t stop there! on halloween, MUZIK PARTNERED UP WITH ELECTRONIC NATION TO BRING WORLD-FAMOUS DJS TO OUR DAY OF THE DEAD EVENT. DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE, OTTO KNOWS, JOE GHOST AND WOLF PACK BROUGHT DOWN THE HOUSE WITH THEIR ELECTRONIC BEATS.
THIS PAGE: 1. Wolfpack throwing up the ‘W’. 2. Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike in the zone. 3. Two masked MUZIK GIRLZ blowing kisses for the camera. 4. Otto Knows powering through the CO2 canons. 5. Bumblebee from Transformers decided to stop by MUZIK. 6. Two ladies dressed up in their best Dia De Los Muertos (‘Day of the Dead’) costumes. 7. Costumed ladies posing in MUZIK’s Grey Goose Lounge. 8. DJ group shot: Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Otto Knows, and Wolfpack. 9. DJ Joe Ghost. 10. MUZIK at full capacity.
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muzik hosted the toronto sunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sunshine girl calendar launch party in november. the first hundred guests received complimentary calendars and got to meet and mingle with the beautiful sunshine girls!
1. Zlatko Starkovski with friend. 2. Celebrity hairstylist Sandro Macri celebrating his birthday at MUZIK. 3. Brody Jenner posing with MUZIK GIRL Diana. 4. Two MATCHMUZIK<3 contestants eager to look for love! 5. Sunshine Girl Micheala strutting her stuff. 6. Sunshine Girls on stage. 7. Sunshine Girl Nadia. 8. Sunshine Girl and MUZIK GIRL Melissa. 9. Sunshine Girl Julijana. 10. Sunshine girl Nicole.
MUZIK is a world-class venue, renowned for providing the highest level of hospitality and service. The historic 41,000 sq. ft. venue operates year-round and has played host to a diverse variety of events and an international clientele. With a staff roster of over 300 service employees, MUZIK constantly reinvents and captivates, always exceeding expectations. Our focus is on setting the highest standards in sophistication and superior quality of service that is the hallmark of the MUZIK experience. For corporate inquiries & bookings, contact:
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three to be just be love event THREE TO BE is a community of scientists, doctors, parents and donors with a mission to advocate and raise funds to support and advance the development of innovative research, education and therapies for children with neurological disorders. On October 4th, 2013, the 4th Annual Stems of Hope Gala, Just Be Love, took place at MUZIK. Hosted by Anne Mroczkowski & Leslie Roberts of Global Toronto, Just Be Love celebrated the essence of pure passion, connection, gratitude and joy. The Gala welcomed sophisticated customers, dignitaries, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elite business community and other event sponsors, and had live performers including acrobats and mimes, and culminated with a performance by celebrity hip-hop duo, Saltn-Pepa. The evening was complete with soulful sounds, taste temptations and a radiant atmosphere of romance, enjoyed by 1200 people in attendance. www.threetobe.org
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Get the Star Treatment at Toronto’s
Salon Collage This talented team of stylists and colourists, led by Creative Director Sandro Macri, have been featured in fashion and beauty editorials for The Toronto Star and The National Post newspapers and magazines including industry publications Salon Magazine and Canadian Hairdresser magazine, television shows such as Deal or No Deal Canada, Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader and YTV’s The Next Star and contributed to industry leading fashion shows.
ith an impressive roster of combined experience and passionate hair dressers, Salon Collage is a leader in today’s beauty industry. Known for its progressive hair design and commitment to style, the staff at Salon Collage strive to bring current trends and innovative techniques to their clients’ everyday lives. A full service salon, this award-winning team as Salon Collage boasts an upbeat and innovative approach to cutting, styling and colouring. The combination of in-depth knowledge and vast expertise of the latest trends and fashion-forward styles, ensures that the stylists at Salon Collage are always on the cutting edge of beauty. At the forefront of the beauty and entertainment industries, Sandro Macri, Creative Director at Salon Collage, brings his creativity and dedication to the hair dressing industry in every project he undertakes. He offers not only an impressive 25 years of expertise but also lends his charisma and intuitive ability to interpret and transform the wishes of every client who sits in his chair. Sandro’s genuine passion and eye for hair design has led him to many successful honours including Avant Garde Hairstylist of The Year at the 23rd annual Contessa Awards and the most recent accomplishment of representing North America at The Davines World Wide Hair Tour in Paris, France while being recognized with The Best Hair Cut Award. Salon Collage brings its hair design experts, every Saturday, to Toronto’s state-of-the-art MUZIK Nightclub, Beauty Bar. Guests of the night may indulge in the beauty services with hair touch-ups provided by the Salon Collage team, making their overall MUZIK experience beautiful in every aspect!
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JULIA AND DIANA SHOW YOU THAT THEY ARE MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE.
Q&A I LOVE BEING A MUZIK GIRL BECAUSE…
JULIA: I have the opportunity and pleasure to meet and celebrate with such a diverse range of people. The MUZIK girls and I get to mix and mingle with some of the most visionary movers and shakers – from lawyers to CEOs and from producers to world-class artists.
THE HOLIDAY SEASON AT MUZIK IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITES BECAUSE...
JULIA: MUZIK parties with a purpose! Leading up to the holidays, the team gives back in tonnes the with the annual food drive. So far we’ve received two tonnes of non-perishable food items and I’m hoping we can beat our record this year, as we always do!
I GET INTO THE FESTIVE MOOD BY…
JULIA: Really unplugging from my hectic daily schedule and allocating time to visit with my friends and family. I also love attending holiday parties and listening to the wide array Christmas music!
ALL I WANT FOR XMAS IS…
JULIA: For MUZIK to bring it as they do every year!
I LOVE BEING A MUZIK GIRL BECAUSE…
DIANA: I am part of a recognized brand that holds itself to the highest standards. On top of this, I have the opportunity to meet and work with some of the best innovators in our city and beyond.
ONE OF MY MEMORABLE FALL EVENTS AT MUZIK WAS…
DIANA: Took place in September when I met Brody Jenner during his stay at MUZIK. He was so gracious and took a photo with me. A moment I won’t soon forget.
NEW YEARS EVE AT MUZIK IS LIKE…
DIANA: Waking up on Christmas morning! Everyone has a smile on their face and enjoys themselves. It truly is the best place to be on NYE!
I GET INTO THE FESTIVE MOOD BY…
DIANA: Attending the Santa Claus parade every year, it never fails to impress. I also listen to Christmas covers and I paint my nails bright red.
ALL I WANT FOR XMAS IS…
DIANA: A one way ticket to Europe!
GET TO KNOW muzik’s first model search winner
WINNER: JESSICA WALKER A nursing student and a sales manager for the internationally acclaimed GUESS brand, Jessica Walker has been crowned as the winner of the MUZIK Model Search. Walker's approach to life truly reflects MUZIK's reigning philosophy - that style and substance can both be achieved simultaneously. Photography Tobias Wang Photography Assistant Danielle Schön Styling Jordan Zebedee for REmix Clothing Makeup Nicole Alveraz for Salon Collage Hair Stephanie Schewe for Salon Collage
WANT AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF TORONTO’S PREMIERE NIGHT CLUB TO THE STARS? MUZIK IS LOOKING FOR FUN, CHARISMATIC BEAUTIES TO MODEL FOR THE SPRING ISSUE OF MUZIK MAGAZINE. SHOW US YOUR CHARMS AND MAGNETIC PERSONALITY, AND MAYBE NEXT TIME YOU WILL SEE YOURSELF GRACING THESE VERY PAGES. WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE THE BEAUTIFUL AND INTELLIGENT JESSICA WALKER ON WINNING THE FIRST MUZIK MODEL SEARCH CONTEST OUT OF HUNDREDS OF APPLICATIONS!
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Susur Lee INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED fusion cuisine SUPER-chef AND owner OF RESTAURANTS lee and bent IN TORONTO. @susurlee / susur.com bentrestaurant.com | 647-352-0092 susurlee.com/lee | 416-504-7867
Ingredients: 1 3lb whole chicken 4 whole cloves of garlic 4 1 inch pieces of fresh ginger 2/3 c vegetable oil 3/4 tsp salt 1 bottle of Susur’s Jerk Spice (www.susar.com)
Susur’s Own Jerk Chicken
Method: Combine garlic, ginger, oil, salt and Chef Susur’s jerk spice in a food processor or blender. Rub mixture inside and outside of chicken. Place into a large plastic bag and marinate in the fridge for 2 days. Preheat oven to 400F and roast chicken for 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 165F. Serve with Susur’s Pear Preserves.
Paul Boehmer the man behind Boehmer restaurant. with cozy lighting and long harvest tables, this ossington joint is the perfect holiday setting. boehmer.ca | 416-531-3800
Pan Roasted Venison Loin with Pumpkin Puree and Vegetables
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Method: For the pumpkin puree: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the spices and set aside. Place the pumpkin halves in a roasting pan cut side up, drizzle with honey, butter and stock and sprinkle with the spices. Season with salt and pepper, cover the pan with aluminum foil, and place in the oven. Roast until soft, remove from the oven and scoop the flesh out of the shells into a medium bowl. With a hand blender puree the mixture until smooth, adjust the flavor with additional salt and pepper if desired and keep warm. For the vegetables: In a medium saucepan combine the stock and butter and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, add the carrots and Brussels sprouts, and cover, simmering until softened and glazed. Season and adjust the flavor and consistency with additional stock if desired, add kale and sauté until wilted. Strain the residual glazing liquid into a small saucepan to reserve and set aside the vegetables, keeping warm. For the venison: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using a coffee grinder or small food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine the peppercorns, coriander seeds and juniper berries; grind coarsely and incorporate the salt. In a medium sauté pan, heat the butter over medium high heat, season the medallions, and place in the pan. Sear both sides of each medallion, remove to the oven and roast to desired doneness. Remove from the oven, lift the medallions onto a plate to keep warm, and return the pan to medium high heat. Add the butter and shallots and sauté for one more minute. Incorporate the Calvados, wine and stock, stir to deglaze and continue to simmer until reduced to desired consistency. Whisk in more butter and thyme, season, and remove from the heat. Strain the sauce into a small saucepan to reserve. To serve: With a hand blender, whip the residual glazing liquid until frothy. Spoon some of the pumpkin puree onto the centre of the plate, place some of the glazed vegetables on top and around the puree. Thinly slice the venison medallion and arrange over vegetables. Surround with venison sauce and glazing liquid. Garnish with chives and thyme.
Ingredients: For the Pumpkin Puree: ¼ tsp curry powder ¼ tsp ground allspice ¼ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground nutmeg 1 medium pumpkin, halved and seeded 2 tablespoons honey 2 tbsp unsalted butter ¼ cup chicken stock Salt and Pepper to taste For garnish: Minced chives Thyme leaves
For the Vegetables: ½ cup chicken stock 2 tbsp unsalted butter Heirloom carrots Kale Brussels sprouts Salt and Pepper to taste For the Venison: 2 tbsp black peppercorns 2 tbsp coriander seeds 2 tbsp dried juniper berries Salt to taste 3 tbsp butter 4 6-ounce venison loin medallions ¼ cup Calvados (apple brandy)
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Ingredients: 1 cup (250 mL) diced butternut squash 1⁄3 cup (75 mL) whole cashews ½ tsp (2 mL) red pepper flakes 1 red apple, cut in wedges 2 green onions, thinly sliced ½ cup (125 mL) Brown Derby Vinaigrette Salt and pepper 4 cups (1 L) cooked red quinoa, cooled ½ cup (125 mL) pickled beets, cut in wedges ½ cup (125 mL) shaved Thunder Oak Gouda cheese photo credit - Frantic Films
Quinoa Salad with Roasted Squash, Cashews & Gouda
Method: For the vinaigrette In a medium bowl, whisk together red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, honey, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and lemon juice until well-combined. Slowly whisk in oil until emulsified. Transfer vinaigrette to a container, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). On a parchment-lined baking sheet, toss squash with cashews and red pepper flakes. Spread in a single layer. Roast Brown Derby Vinaigrette until squash is golden brown and forkMakes about 2 cups (500 mL) tender, about 15 minutes. ½ cup (125 mL) red wine vinegar 2 tsp (10 mL) balsamic vinegar In a large bowl, gently toss together 2 tbsp (30 mL) honey squash, cashews, apple, and green on2 tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard ions. Add dressing and toss until salad is 1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce well-coated. Season to taste with salt and ½ tsp (1 mL) salt pepper. Mound quinoa onto a platter, Juice of 1 lemon spoon over squash mixture, and top with 1 1⁄3 cups (325 mL) canola oil beets and cheese. Serve immediately.
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Braised Short Rib with a Cauliflower and Lemon Puree, Green Beans and Roasted Cremini Mushrooms Ingredients: Short Rib 4 Pieces of bone-in Short Rib 1 cup of oil 1/2 cup garlic cloves 1 Large carrot roughly chopped 1 Large red onion roughly chopped 1 celery stalk roughly chopped 1 leek roughly chopped 1 cup balsamic vinegar 1L red wine 2L of beef stock 2 cinnamon sticks 1 pinch of cloves 1 pinch whole peppercorns 1 cup tomato paste 1 cup brown sugar
Method: Ribs Coat all ribs in oil and season well with salt and pepper. On high heat in a cast iron pan sear all sides of the short ribs until dark brown and caramelized. Remove ribs from pan and place in a deep roasting/braising pan. Keep pan on the heat and deglaze with all your red wine then pour liquid over the ribs. Combine all remaining ingredients in the pan with ribs cover with parchment and then tin foil. Place pan in oven at 300 degrees for 6 hours. Remove ribs from pan and strain all the liquid into a pot. Reduce the liquid until it is thick and will coat the back of a spoon easily. Glaze ribs with liquid and reheat in the oven at 375 until caramelized and hot. Cauliflower Puree In a small sauce pot, saute the onions and garlic in the butter and oil until onions are soft. Pour in white wine and add the potatoes. Stir continuously. Once wine begins to simmer add the cauliflower and cream, continue to simmer until cauliflower is soft and the cream has started to thicken. Add lemon zest and juice. Season to taste. Blend in blender on high. Strain through fine strainer. Green Beans Bring water to boil in a small pot. Blanch beans for two minutes, then strain. Saute the beans in the butter and garlic until hot and garlic is caramelized. Season to taste. Cremini Toss mushrooms in all ingredients. Lay out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season, then roast for 20 minutes at 350 or until caramelized. Carrot Chips Heat oil in a large pot to 265 degrees F; carefully maintain this temperature. Peel carrots, then continue using peeler to peel strips of the carrot. Toss in flour, shake excess flour from strands of carrot, fry in oil until crispy. Lay out on a paper towel and season with salt.
Cauliflower Puree 1 cauliflower roughly chopped 1 medium, chopped white onion 5 cloves of garlic roughly chopped 1 large Yukon gold potato peeled, roughly chopped 1 cup of white wine 2 cups of 35% cream zest and juice of 1 lemon 1/4 cup of butter 1tbsp veg oil
Cremini 8 large cremini/brown mushrooms cut in half 1 tbsp balsamic 1 tbsp smooth dijon Green Beans 1/2 tbsp honey 2 handfuls of green beans 1/2 tbsp finely chopped 1tbsp butter rosemary 1tsp chopped garlic 1L of water Carrot Chips salt and white pepper 1 carrot 1/2cup of flour 6 cups veg oil
Mark McEwan one of the most sought-after celebrity chefs, and leader in the toronto restaurant scene. catch him on his television shows the heat and top chef canada @Chef_MarkMcEwan / mcewangroup.ca mcewanfoods.ca | 416-444-6262 fabbrica.ca | 416-961-9600 onehzelton.com | 416-487-4897 fabbrica.ca | 416-391-0307 bymarkdowntown.ca | 416-777-1144 Ingredients: 2 large Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed, about 20 oz (570 g) combined 1 live lobster, about 1¼ lb (570 g) par-cooked and shelled,* tail shell reserved 2 cups clarified butter 2 egg yolks 1 tbsp gastrique* ½ tsp lemon juice 3 drops each Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce Pinch of salt, ground white pepper 1 tbsp tarragon, chopped 1 tbsp chives, chopped
Lobster Poutine Method: Perfect French Fries Serves 2 Trim one side from the potatoes so that they sit flat on the cutting board. Slice them into desired size and plunge them in ice cold water. Soak for a few hours at least, changing the water periodically. Meanwhile, heat the deep fryer to 325F. Dry the French fries well with a kitchen cloth and then blanch them in the hot oil until they wilt. Drain on paper towels. Raise the heat of the deep fryer to 400F. Fry the blanched French fires until bronzed and crisp. Drain, and toss with lashings of salt. Combine all ingredients, bring to a boil, then simmer gently to reduce by half. Strain and cool. Heat half the butter to 120°F (50°C). Place a stainless steel mixing bowl over a pot of simmering water, add egg yolks and gastrique, and whisk together until they the mixture thickens and turns pale yellow. Remove bowl from heat, and while whisking continuously slowly add the butter. Add lemon, Tabasco, Worcestershire, salt, pepper and tarragon and set aside in a warm place. Heat the remaining butter to 170°F (75°C). Cut the lobster meat into bite-size pieces and add to the butter. Finish cooking French fries, then drain and toss with salt. Scatter a warm plate lightly with some of the chives. Add half the fries, then half the butter-poached lobster and dab with béarnaise. Add another layer of fries, the remaining lobster, a generous smattering of béarnaise and finally the remaining chives.
Gastrique Makes ¾ cup 1 cup white wine ½ cup red wine vinegar 2 shallots, sliced 2 bay leaves 2 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp granulated sugar 1 tsp peppercorns
GREY GOOSE CLASSIC MARTINI
INGREDIENTS 2 parts GREY GOOSE® Original ½ part MARTINI® Extra Dry Vermouth 1 dash Orange Bitters (optional) Fill a shaker with ice. Add MARTINI Extra Dry Vermouth. Stir to coat ice and strain out. Add GREY GOOSE Vodka and bitters, if desired, and stir well. Strain into a chilled martini glass (short martini glass). Present with olive or a lemon twist.
RESERVA LIMITADA INGREDIENTS 2 parts Bacardi Reserva Limitada
BACARDI Reserva Limitada consists of the finest BACARDI rums rested in lightly-charred American white oak barrels between 10 and16 years. The result is a remarkable, deep goldenhued rum with dark reddish undertones and a character symbolized by exquisite aromas of vanilla, oak and dried fruits that possesses a rich, smooth taste and velvety finish.
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE & TONIC
INGREDIENTS 50ml / 2oz Bombay Sapphire 100ml / 4oz Premium tonic water 2 wedges fresh cut lime Fill highball glass to the brim with ice. Add Bombay Sapphire and tonic water. Squeeze one lime wedge into the drink, run around the rim, and then add to drink as the garnish before adding the second wedge. (Optional – Add a sprig of mint: just clap it between your hands before adding to the garnish and enjoy the fresh mint aromas as you sip).
HAND SHAKEN DAQUIRI
INGREDIENTS 3 parts GREY GOOSE La Poire 1Â˝ parts freshly pressed apple juice 1 part freshly squeezed lemon juice 2/3 part Canadian ice wine 1/3 part Disaronno Amaretto 1/3 part gomme
INGREDIENTS 3 parts BACARDI Superior Rum 1 part fresh squeezed lime juice 1 part simple syrup * *Equal parts of sugar and water, boiled until all sugar has been diluted. Put all ingredients into a shaker. Fill with 1/2 cubed ice and 1/2 crushed ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
INGREDIENTS 2 parts Bacardi Gold Rum 1/2 part freshly-squeezed lime juice 1 heaped teaspoon of honey Champagne to top up Cubed ice Postage stamp (any will do!) Pour first 3 ingredients into mixing glass (not the champagne) & stir to dissolve the honey. Add ice and mix well. Top up highball/champagne flute/ tall glass with Champagne. Garnish with postage stamp (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over a large clear ice sphere.
INGREDIENTS 60ml / 2oz Bombay Sapphire 120ml / 4oz ginger ale (not ginger beer) 6 fresh mint leaves Place the mint leaves in your hand and clap once to open up the flavour. Add all ingredients to the glass and fill with ice. Stir well to mix the mint flavour through the drink.
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COASTAL GLASS HOUSE, tasmania (Pictured on opposite) The Coastal Glass House is a serene, deluxe retreat perched on a headland, overlooking Great Oyster Bay. The award-winning, architecturally-designed, modernist â&#x20AC;&#x153;glass houseâ&#x20AC;? accommodates up to six people in lavish comfort, and is complete with three bathrooms, a stunning lounge room, fully equipped kitchen, a barbeque, and two decks. Swim at the secluded beach at the bottom of the path, go fishing, walking, collect shells or head to Swansea or Freycinet to enjoy the splendour of the east coast. Light the fire, pour a glass of selected Tasmanian wine and watch the moon rise over the Freycinet Peninsula, or gaze at the stars. www.boutique-homes.com/vacation-rentals/style/moderndesign/coastal-glass-house-tasmania-australia/ +61 428 250 399 Rocky Hills, Swansea Tasmania , AUSTRALIA
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casa cabecinho, afife Fifty miles from the border of Spain, Casa Cabecinho is situated near the Atlantic coast in Afife Portugal. With its clean cool interior lines, this architectural home has a dramatic modern sensibility with simple elegant earth accents inside and out. Outfitted with three simple, relaxed bedrooms, three baths, and a gourmet kitchen, Casa Cabecinho has floor-to-ceiling stone walls and windows on both upper levels, which provide changing natural light in every room. The extensive grounds are lined with native gardens, cobblestone pathways and terraces, with a dramatic pool area that affords total privacy. Outside the Casa, beautiful sandy beaches and the local village are just a mile away. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great camping, hiking and fishing with nearby lush forested areas. www.boutique-homes.com/vacation-rentals/location/country/casa-cabecinho-afife-portugal AFIFE, PORTUGAL
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ALBERTA LA GRUP
Les Clefs d’Or Canada is a not-for-profit association of dedicated concierges from across Canada, under the auspices of the Union Internationale des Concierges d’Hôtels (UICH). With more than 3,500 members in over 43 countries, they network around the globe in order to ensure hotel guests receive the pinnacle of personal service while staying at their properties. Les Clefs D’Or strives to coordinate, promote, and assist the activities and interests of Concierges; to foster friendship and communication among Concierges of hotels in Canada and abroad; to expand the training of those entering the profession; to promote, enhance and improve the technical skills and professionalism of Concierges; to foster the development of the hotel industry and tourism, and to maintain the highest possible standards of services for the hotel guests.
Founded in 2006, Alberta La Grup is the first Spanish agency that specializes in professional Personal Assistance, Bespoke Experiences Creation and Concierge Services. Providing experiences with excellence, savoir faire, exclusivity, and enrichment are some of their key values. Based on the concept of a luxury hotel, their dedicated concierge team provides unforgettable experiences during your stay in the city or country. Their services are offered in Barcelona, Madrid, Spain, Dubai, New York, and London, to name a few.
www.lesclefsdorcanada.org / concierge.slto@shangri-la. com
www.albertalagrup.com / firstname.lastname@example.org +34 936 670 403 Paseo de Gracia, 130 Principal Jardines Salvador Espriu E-08008 Barcelona. Spain
SURF, SNOW &
Petit Hotel D’Hafa photography by Marco Badalian
POD HOTEL, CAPE TOWN
PETIT HOTEL D’HAFA, SAYULITA
(Pictured on opposite) This luxury boutique hotel, located in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa, is nestled between the foot of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. Frequented by celebrities and alive with culture, Camps Bay is one of the world’s most desirable destinations, being just ten minutes away from the city centre, fifteen minutes from the V&A Waterfront and twenty-five minutes from the Cape Town International Airport. Also, visitors have quick access to Camps Bay Beach, the Clifton Beaches, and Llandudno Beach, the latter being a prime surf spot. Choose from mountain rooms, class, luxury or deluxe rooms, most complete with private balconies and views of Table Mountain and Twelve Apostles. Don’t forget to partake in the pool terrace overlooking the ocean, as well as the lounge and cocktail bar.
(Pictured on this page) This quaint boutique hotel, situated by the oceanside of Sayulita Mexico, is the creation of a surf-loving family who had previously spent years living and traveling on a sailboat. You will not miss the warm, red-painted exterior, which leads you into the lobby where an open-air stairway spirals up the center. Up the stairway leads to the six rooms complete with unique handicrafted decorations, rattan furniture, Moroccan-style windows and thatch-ceiling bathrooms. The roof deck overlooking all of Sayulita is ideal for winding down with some drinks while watching the sun set, and the beach is a mere two blocks down. The Petit Hotel’s laid-back aesthetic will match any surf enthusiast looking for a relaxing retreat.
www.pod.co.za / email@example.com +27 (0) 21 438 8550 3 Argyle Road, Camps Bay Cape Town, South Africa
hotelhafasayulita.com / firstname.lastname@example.org +52 329 291 3806 Jose Mariscal 63732 Sayulita, Mexico
AUSTRALIA QT Gold Coast
ALILA HOTEL, ULUWATU
(Pictured on this page) If food, wine, music, design, fashion and art are your passions, QT Gold Coast is the retreat for you. Step into their Surfers Paradise accommodation and be welcomed by an inspiring open-spaced setting with beautiful artist-crafted features and bold custom lighting. QT Gold Coast was the first of QT Hotel’s nationwide series of unique, designer hotel experiences, with other locations in Sydney, Port Douglas, and Falls Creek. Gold Coast’s 297 spacious guest rooms offer ocean or mountain and river landscapes with dazzling views of the coast’s famous scenery, plus all the glamour and style you’d expect from Australia’s party playground. Dine at their international marketplace Bazaar Restaurant, party in their California-Baja-Styled Stingray Lounge, and surf in the ocean!
(Pictured on opposite) Making the 2011 list of the world’s fifteen most spectacular swimming pools and featured in the 2010 Condé Nast Traveller UK, the Alila Hotel is the ultimate retreat in Bali. From pristine white sandy beaches to the majestic Uluwatu Temple perched at the tip of a cliff above the Indian Ocean, this destination offers something for every taste and interest. Re-discover the joy of pure relaxation in unparalleled comfort and space in one of sixty-four of their exquisitely-designed, luxury pool villas. Each villa is a private cocoon, equipped with indoor and outdoor rain shower and jet showers, luxurious Ploh bed linens, and a gourmet bar. Laze in your private pool and cabana while gazing out at the Indian Ocean, or head out to make some waves.
www.qtgoldcoast.com.au / email@example.com +61 7 5584 1200 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 Australia
www.alilahotels.com/uluwatu / firstname.lastname@example.org +62361 848 2166 Kuta Seltan Badung Bali 80361, Indonesia
GET TO KNOW PROFESSIONAL FEMALE SURFER ON THE ASP WORLD TOUR, MALIA MANUEL. Do you remember your first ride? Where was it? Hanalei Bay, Kauai -I rode my first wave standing on top of my dad¹s shoulders.
Most favorite surfing destinations? I love the tropical Islands of Indonesia.
Where did you get the best waves this year? My best waves so far this year have been at home in Hawaii.
Describe your home surf spot. My home surf spot is tricky, windy, and is constantly changing. It can be a fun beach break or a good sand point break.
Surfing gear you swear by? O¹Neill 365 Solari Boy shorts (cute & cheeky, but I can still surf big waves in them).
Do you do any other type of boarding or other extreme sports? I love all types of outdoor sports or anything that involves the ocean.
Surf inspirations/ role models? Who are your top 3 surfers? My favorite surfers are all the boys from Kauai (Andy Irons, Dustin Barca, Reef Mcintosh). They have such a unique style that I can watch all day long.
How do you spend your down time? I love yoga, running, photography, and planning my next ride.
Pre or post surf traditions? Pre surf tradition is always putting my hair back (bun, pony-tail, or braid). Post surf tradition is drinking tons of water!!
Worst and favorite experience when in competition? I always think losing is my worst and favorite experience at the same time, because I¹m really bummed that I lost but always gain knowledge for my next opportunity.
Being at the forefront in the progression of women’s surfing, where in the world would you like to see a new stop on the women’s tour? I am always dreaming of another competition in Hawaii. I really would love to see the girls back out at Sunset or Haleiwa.
Projects or collaborations coming up? New website design coming soon, O¹Neill collaborations and a surf trip ! @maliamanuel / maliamanuel.com / facebook.com/maliamanuel photo credit - Ryan Miller for O’Neill
GEAR FOR THE
HIT THE WAVES IN STYLE WITH THE COOLEST GEAR FOR GUYS & GALS.
1. CHANNEL ISLANDS, 5’7 Asymmetrical Teal Surfboard, $875, available at cisurfboards.com.
SUIT UP 2. PSYCHO, 3 Z.E.N. ZIP 4/3 SSW,
$514.90, check oneill.com for price. 3. QUIKSILVER, Chroma Series Ignite 2mm Jacket, $94, available at quiksilver. com. 4. ROXY, High Light SS Rashguard, $29.95, available at roxy.com. 5. Malia Manuel wearing O’NEILL Wetsuit, available at oneill.com.
6. FCS, Explorer Fish/Funboard Cover, $120, available at surffcs.com.
7. MR ZOGS, Really Tacky Surfboard Wax, $1.50, available at seasidesurfshop.com. 8. STICKY BUMPS, Base Coat Wax, $2.00, available at roxy.com.
9. COCO LIBRE, Organic Coconut Water, $3.00, available at grocery and health stores.
10. FCS, Commander Glove in Octane, $150, available at ca.dakine.com.
WIESERGUT, Saalbach-Hinterglemm (Pictured on opposite) Nestled between these twin valley towns by Salzberg, Germany lies Wiesergut, a white, four-story estate located right on the snowy slopes. Originally a 14th-century farmhouse, Wiesergut has been transformed into a modern retreat; choose from seventeen manor suites and seven exclusive garden suites with bespoke furnishings and modern details such as hand-blown glass chandeliers, floor to ceiling windows, and steel door handles. An organic, warm feel still remains in the distressed wooden ceilings and floors, contrasted with natural stone, granite, and exposed concrete. Enjoy locally-sourced meals made with the finest ingredients, and partake in a spa treatment on the roof. If you’ve had enough relaxation in this alpine sanctuary of light, nature, and fresh air, step outside into the vast winter wonderland and hit the slopes! www.wiesergut.com/wiesergut-englisch.php +43 6541 6308 wiesern 48 5754 Hinterglemm, austria
MOORMANN BERGE, CHIEMGAU
(Pictured on this page) Berge (meaning ‘mountains’) is the creation of furniture designer Nils Holger Moormann. Originally a Court bakery in 1671 for residents of the neighbouring castle on the mountain, Berge underwent massive reconstruction to transform it into the modernist abode it is today, with the interior furnished with Moormann’s designs made of timber sheet material. Unlike most of the retreats in this feature, this alpine lodge does NOT boast top service; visitors must come prepared with a do-it-yourself attitude. Perfect for those seeking to go off-the-map at an isolated retreat, Berge does not offer staff, gourmet meals, spa, TV, mobile reception, or even heat; geothermal energy is created by clay panelling, insulation of hemp, and untreated wood. However, situated right at the foot of the Bavarian Alps, this luxury shelter is ideal for the adventurous snowboard enthusiast. www.moormann-berge.de / email@example.com +49 (0) 8052-90 45 17 Kampenwandstrasse 85 d-83229 aschau im chiemgau
TURKEY GOLDEN KEY, KARTALKAYA (Pictured above) This fire engine red, forty-one room boutique hotel in Kartalkaya, Turkey is right by the majestic Koroglu mountains. A modern interpretation of the classic alpine chalet, the Golden Key’s interior juxtaposes warm slate and oak floorboards and wooden panelling with raw concrete and metal elements. With three wings surrounding an inner garden, guests can choose from standard rooms, two-storey loft style suites complete with private jacuzzis, and family suites. Relax by the Brasserie fireplace or in one of their lounges, sample appetizers by Italian Chef Giancarlo Talerico, partake of some drinks in Brasserie’s bar, or ski and snowboard on the mountains. Granted the ‘Best Concrete Prefabricated Building of Turkey’ award, the Golden Key was designed by Paris-based firm, LEA Architecture & Design. www.goldenkeyhotels.com +90 252 466 6385 Hisarönü Köyü, Hisarönü, Turkey
WHITE POD, LES GIETTES (Pictured below and on opposite) This eco-luxury hotel over 1700m high in the Swiss Alps provides an alpine experience like no other. White Pod is the collective of fifteen geodesic dome pods, each outfitted with a king-size bed, fully equipped bathroom, a woodburning stove, a mezzanine, and its own terrace. Meals are provided on-site by Les Cerniers Restaurant, and the Pod-house hosts the wellness area, a loungebar area, and a high-tech meeting room. After a long day of skiing and snowboarding, unwind in the Finnish sauna or Japanese bath, or choose from a variety of massage treatments from the ‘Breuss’ to Ayurveda to aromatherapy. Established in 2004 with only five pods, it was awarded the World Prize for Sustainable Tourism in 2005, and is also available in the summer months. www.whitepod.com / firstname.lastname@example.org ++41 24 471 38 38 Les Cerniers, CP 681, CH-1871 Les Giettes
MARK WE CATCH UP WITH CANADIAN SNOWBOARDER AND WINTER X GAMES CHAMPION, MARK MCMORRIS FOR A QUICK Q&A.
When did you start snowboarding? Age 7.
Favorite snowboard destination? Park laps at Keystone with my brother Craig.
Where did you get the best powder this year? Burton European Open in Laax.
Favorite gear? Burton Process Snowboard, Malavita Bindings, and Ion Boots.
How do you spend your time off-season? Filming for my MTV show McMorris & McMorris, training, and surfing in So Cal.
Do you do any other type of boarding? I like to skate and surf. Sometimes a little wake surfing.
Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently on your playlist when you hit the slopes? My brother Craig makes the best play lists. I usually listen to what he makes for me.
Favorite trick? Front 3.
Inspirations/Role models? My brother has always been a big inspiration to me. My Dad is a great role model.
Projects/collaborations coming up? Working on a documentary for CBC and have some other things coming down the pipeline that I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk about yet :)
@markmcmorris / markmcmorris.com / facebook.com/markleemcmorris
GEAR FOR THE
SLOPES SEE WHAT THE POWDER PROS ARE WEARING FOR SNOWBOARD SEASON.
1. BURTON, Family Tree Cloudsplitter Snowboard, $750, available at burton.com.
2. BURTON, Genesis EST Snowboard Binding in Green Machine, $380, available at burton.com.
3. QUIKSILVERxTRAVIS RICE, Hubble Goggles, $149.95, available at quiksilver.com. 4. ANON, 2014 Comrade Legion in Red Solex, $170, available at sourceboards.com.
HELMET 5. ANON, Raider Helmet in Orange, $70, available at
6. DAKINE, Commander Glove in Octane, $150, available at ca.dakine.com.
JACKET 7. L.A.M.B., Anorak Snowboard Jacket, $260, available at burton.com.
PANTS 8. QUIKSILVER X TRAVIS RICE, Travis Rice North
Pass Gore-Tex 15k Shell Pants in Fiery Red, $350, available at quiksilver.com.
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Banyan Tree Al Wadi Hotel, Wadi khadeja
AWASI HOTEL, san pedro de atacama
(Pictured on opposite and pg 79 bottom right) Amid stretches of desert sand in Wadi Khadeja lies an oasis of peace at Banyan Tree Al Wadi. This luxury desert resort surrounded by the evergreen ghaf tree offers Bedouin-style tented beachfront pool villas. The architecture of this retreat is Arabian-inspired with lattice woodwork, stylized motifs, and intricate carvings in arabesque design. Spend your days in your personal plunge pool, read a book in your elevated beach cabana, or treat yourself to an Asian-inspired hydrotherapy spa session. For the more adventurous outdoorsy type, there is of course sandboarding on the desert dunes, venturing on a mountain safari, going on bike rides, and taking a falconry course.
(Pictured below) Inside an ancient site surrounded by a historic wall lies the gem that is Awasi, the only hotel in South America that offers a service tailored 100% to your needs. Hidden away in the Atacama Desert, the most arid place on earth, Awasi is a gorgeous private retreat for avid sandboarders. With only eight rooms built of stone, adobe and wood, with thatched roofs that let the warm Atacama sun filter through, each includes a private solarium with outdoor shower and is designed for relaxation and privacy. Dine on the chef â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu of fusion Altiplano and international cuisine; outside, feast your eyes on geologic wonders such as volcanoes, salt flats and lagoons, as well as the diverse wildlife such as llamas and flamingoes.
www.banyantree.com/en/al_wadi/ +971 7 206 7777 35288 Al Mazraa, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
www.awasi.cl/en / email@example.com +(56-2)2233-9641 TOCOPILLA 4, SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, CHILE
&beyond SOSSUSVLEI DESERT LODGE, namibia (pictured above and to right, credit shots to andBeyond) The top in luxury experiential travel, &Beyond provides a dazzling exploration into the best the African wilderness has to offer. Their Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia is a sandboarderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paradise; named after the Namib Desert, it is one of the oldest in the world with some of the highest dunes! The lodge is a secluded and serene oasis overlooking the awe-inspiring dunes and stony outcrops of ancient mountains. Each of the ten spacious villas with elements of bone, slate and stone is complete with an outdoor shower, massive windows, and a dramatic skylight over the bed. Go on a nature drive, dune walk or quad biking over the dunes, and once night falls, view the southern stars in the lodge observatory with the resident astronomer. www.andbeyond.com / safaris@andBeyond.com +27 11 809 4300 Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia, Namibia
WE DISCOVER THE REALM OF SANDBOARDING WITH WORLD CHAMPION PROFESSIONAL SANDBOARDER, GABRIEL CRUZ. You are the current World Champion in Sandboarding. What does that entail?
In extreme sports/X Games they do a point system depending on how big the trick was or how technical it was. You get a certain amount of points per trick, and however many competitions you go to throughout the year your points add up throughout each. Whoever has the most points throughout the year are pretty much how you win the titles/competitions. There are two DRI International competitions in Florence, Oregon every year.
How did you get into sand boarding? Did you transition from snowboarding or skating, or was it straight to sandboarding? I started skateboarding in 5th or 6th grade. I did that all through high school, about 7 years or so. I wasn’t having as much fun because my friends were ten times better than me, and of course it hurts a lot more to land on the concrete than it does in the sand. I started sandboarding sophomore year in high-school, and I’ve been doing it ever since. One of my first bosses I ever worked for had a bunch of sandboards and I took them out a couple times, and got right to it. I heard about the competitions up in Florence, and that first year my brother (Jackson Cruz) and I won our first competition.
Where are some of your favorite spots to go sandboarding? Honeyman State in Florence, South Jetty, of course Sand Master Park.
Besides the snow vs the sand, could you tell us the main differences between snowboarding and sand boarding? I’ve only been snowboarding once. I’ve wake-boarded a couple times. Sand boards have more of a rocker shape to them; that way you are able to stay more out of the sand. Snowboards are more concave.
What are some major concerns for a sandboarder when riding the dunes? Depending on where you are at there could be scorpions, snakes or spiders out there. Other than that I don’t like beat-track. It’s sharp and pointy and cuts up your legs if you walk through it or ride through it.
NAME some essential gear and necessities when sandboarding, besides the board and bindings. Of course you want water when you are in the dunes and are not next to the road or your car because you have an ATV. I like socks. I prefer to sandboard in socks, otherwise you board barefoot. Generally you don’t wear shoes because the bindings are too small to fit the shoes in. I use sandboard wax; I use Doctor Dune’s because not everything else works.
Who inspires you in the sand boarding world?
What are some brands that you sport when equipping yourself for this extreme sport?
Venomous boards and bindings. I am sponsored by Venomous, As well as Roaring Lion energy drink.
Are there different types of sand that are preferred over others? What is the most ideal sand to board on? I prefer a more powdery light sand, it flows better and does not grab your board as much. A lot of sand on the beaches is more jaggedy/rough gritty.
To those who haven’t tried sandboarding, could you give some advice? Don’t expect to be able to do it the first try. Do have fun. It’s more of a mellow sport if you are not doing competitions so just have fun, have a good time. Sand is pretty forgiving. I don’t think I have actually ever broken any bones. I have given myself a concussion, but that was 30 feet in the air and I fell on my head. Also don’t forget to wax; wax is very important! facebook.com/gabriel.cruz.904108
Two guys that are professional before me are Josh Tenge, and Digi (Digiacomo) Dias.
GEAR FOR THE
DUNES CHECK OUT THE ESSENTIALS FROM THE PIONEERS OF THIS BURGEONING SPORT
1. BURTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BEES, Beeswax Lip Balm, $4.89, available at burtsbees.com.
2. DR. DUNE, Sandboard Wax, $19.95 for 25 , available at venemousboards.com
SHADES 3. OAKLEY, Radar Edge Sport Sunglasses in Mellow Yellow G30 Iridium, $230, available at oakley.com.
4. VENOMOUS, Monarch Falcon 115 cm with Venomous Waffle jump pads and Venomous Century bindings, $250, available at venomousboards.com. 5. VENOMOUS , Raptor Sandboard with Standard Binding Setup, $214.95, available at venomousboards.com. 6. VENOMOUS , Custom Maven 105 Sandboard Deck, $134.95, available at venemousboards.com.
MEMORIES 7. GOPRO, Hero 3+ Black Edition, $400, available at gopro.com.
8. FIJI WATER, Fiji Natural Artesian Water, $2.50, available at grocery and drugstores.
SUNSCREEN 9. AVEENO, Hydrosport SPF 50 Spray Sunblock 5oz, $9.97, available at drugstores.
Gabe Cruz photo credit - Lon Beale / Sandboard.com/sandmasterpark.com/ venomousboards.com/ 541-997-6006 Lon Beale is a sandboard magazine publisher, sand master park director and shop boy.
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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to sum up this legend of electronic musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career in just two words. Having worked with everyone from Madonna and Cher to Michael Jackson and the Rolling Stones, for over three decades Paul Oakenfold has elevated and shaped an entire genre, and remains one of the leading forces in the global music scene today. MUZIK has a oneon-one with the man himself to talk about his new album and tour, Trance Mission, what inspires him, and his favorites in music, travel and nightlife.
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Trance Mission IS the name of your new album and tour, How is this tour going to be different from the past ones? we know that you aren’t doing the traditional EDM huge production and lights for this North American run - do you have a specific goal, or is there a shift in energy following this album and going into this tour? We’re a community that is all about big, big, big - in terms of production, lights, sound and venues. This time it is stripped down, a crowd of music and minimal visuals. Bringing tracks that have been classics that I have not necessarily made, but played, and not the obvious tracks; I’m bringing them up to date in terms of production. Basically cover them, which I have never done before, and share them. So giving the current generation and the new generation an opportunity to hear stuff that maybe they haven’t heard before in a fresh new way. It’s a different approach; we’re adding lyrics to some of the original tracks that people may know, but giving them a completely different take and bringing them up to date. So, it’s exciting for me; I’m really enjoying this challenge. That’s really what the tour is all about in terms of the music end, and in terms of lights, sharing it with people. And the one show that we’ve done ‘cause the tour started on Saturday, and we’re back on the road tomorrow. The tour is going to be 3 months in total, but in America it’ll be like 21 shows. That’s the whole idea behind the tour.
Favorite track of 2013? Favorite track of 2013 - well, that’s Neelix’s Wherever You Are. You are a fully qualified French cuisine chef, educated at Le Cordon Bleu. Where or what are your top 3 favorite restaurants in the world? The Ivy London, definitely. Mozza, which is in Singapore, and then there’s one of the reso’s in Bangkok I love, a fish restaurant called the Seafood Market Restaurant. What I love about it is that it’s massive. Comfy seats, very commercial. You walk in there, you pick up a trolley, and you basically choose all of your fresh fish. Nothing has been cooked, it’s all live. And then they take them and cook it for you and you can watch them cook it. It’s fantastic. You’ve traveled the globe; where are some of your favorite cities in the world to play? Shanghai and Buenos Aires are my two favorites.
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We were told when you were trying to make it in your early years in New York City, you snuck into the infamous Studio 54 with fake passes? (Laughs) I couldn’t get in, I wasn’t old enough. In America you need ID, but in England and Europe we don’t. So I went and got four false IDs made, saying that I was a journalist for a publication called NME. I managed to get into a bunch of clubs, and that’s kind of how I did it. I definitely recommend it.
skill of the DJ and embracing new music. My advice to anyone who’s getting into it is you have to learn, because the game’s stepped up, it’s tougher.
You have obviously experienced a number of music festivals over the years, being A pioneer of this industry. Over the last year you visited Coachella, Burning Man; two very different experiences. What would you say your favorite music festival memory has been from 2013? I’d have to say Burning Man, because I was involved in putting the show together in a big way. From basically the beginning, we put together the sound system - I brought in people to do that - and we programmed the individual nights, we produced an overall show along with a friend of mine, and we called it White Ocean. It was a big show in general and a wonderful event; we received a lot of good reaction from a lot of people. You have toured with Madonna and worked with Cher, Michael Jackson, and the Rolling Stones, and now on your new record you work with AzeAlia Banks. Is there anyone left you would like to collaborate with in the future; are there any artists that are inspiring you right now? I’m really interested in focusing in on the new, young talent. I’ve been working with Allen Stone, ZZ Ward, Wallpaper, Miguel, LP. That’s kind of what really excites me, rather than the big established names, which were on the last two records. There were a couple of names that have become very popular, Cee-Lo, obviously, and OneRepublic. Ryan Tedder wrote a great song that’s going to be on my album. Best old-school trance DJ, and best up-and-comer that MUZIK should look out for? Best old-school trance DJ, I would say one of my favorites would be Armin van Buuren, and one of the new guys that I like is Brendan O’Neill.
You have had a long and very successful career; where is Paul Oakenfold’s head at the moment? what is inspiring you right now? Well there are two things that I’m focusing on and working on simultaneously, which is my artist record and the Trance Mission Album. So they’re the two projects that I’m working and enjoying. What are some of your favorite clubs in the world? Zouk in Singapore and Ministry of Sound in London.
What inspired Trance Mission? I think a few things. I love the sound, I’ve been playing that sound for many years. It’s more underground now and there’s a lot of new producers. The idea of taking tracks that were familiar for me 15 years ago and sharing them with the - Paul Oakenfold current/new generation, reproducing them, covering them. It’s never been done before. It’s such a big challenge, because what’s the point of doing a cover version unless you can improve on it or give it a different slant? So that’s a bigger challenge in itself. And some of these are big, big records.
having been there from the very beginning, you have seen people come and go from this industry. Is there any advice you can give to those trying to break into the DJ scene? I think currently you have to learn how to produce to make music. That’s where we’re at now. Times have changed. It used to be about the art or skill of the DJ and embracing new music. It’s not just about that now. Where the producers used to make records, to then give it to the DJs, the producers want to be the DJs now, and most of them are. That’s what you see with the current big DJs - they’re producers. My advice to anyone who’s getting into it: you have to learn, because the game’s stepped up, it’s tougher. There’s more people playing, more people on the pitch. You need to learn how to produce. You need to bring something new, fresh and different to the table. How do you keep your material fresh and exciting? By embracing change. I think that you don’t necessarily have to like it, but if you’re open and you go, “you know what, I don’t like that sound but yeah, I do like THAT. Let me see if I can make that work”.