Top 5 Best Crystal Castles Remixes to Bid Adieu to Alice Glass

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Alice Glass announced via Twitter today that she was leaving Crystal Castles. It’s sad news to everyone, the band defined an era with their genre-bending, glitch-pop sound and iconic post-internetgoth looks. They even managed to break into the pop stratosphere a few times, being sampled by everyone from Timbaland to Bobby Shmurda. Alice herself is Courtney Love of the internet generation, and we hope her solo career reflects the same kind of violent yet consoling music we’ve come to expect. Anyway, to encapsulate the end of the Crystal Castles era, we’ve compiled a list of their top 5 quintessential remixes everyone should own.


Not in Love feat. Robert Smith – Crystal Castles

The Cure’s Robert Smith managed to sneak himself into this nightmareish dreamland of a song off their second album, making a perfect song even better.


It Fit When I Was A Kid (Crystal Castles Remix) – Liars

Take an already dark song and sprinkle some glitter on it. It gives the Liars track a disco underbelly that works incredibly well.


Leni (Crystal Castles Remix) – GoodBooks

It’s 2006 and you’re just getting into nu-rave. You’re buying an American Apparel white zipper, color blocked hoodie. You’re listening to this song in your brand new iPod (gen 2) as your mom drives you to your first rave.


Lovers Who Uncover (Crystal Castles Remix) – The Little Ones

Another unknown band that Ethan Kath managed to put on the map by completely decimating their original sound and turning it into something uniquely Crystal Castles. You can dance to this song, you can cry to this song – which is exactly what he was able to do best. This one is beautiful from beginning to end.


Death (Crystal Castles Remix) – White Lies

If this is what Death sounds like, count me in. It’s like a soundtrack to heaven. Scary but hopeful.

Monster Children Gather for A-Trak in Red Hook

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A-Trak DJing

Over the weekend we brought our passports and traveled all the way to Red Hook, Brooklyn to see A-Trak DJ the Monster Children issue #43 launch party. There were food trucks and lots of art since it was located at an ‘art factory’ called Pioneer Works. The scene of the crowd was between fashion and Brooklyn-indie-band with people like Sydney Reising and Andrew VanWyngarden (whose knee is pictured in the end as the last photo before my film ran out) in the same circle. Here are some photos I took of the event.

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Miyako Bellizzi and friends

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No World Cup No Cry

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While everyone was freaking out over the Stanley Cup, I attended a super Rasta-vibe dinner and drinks situation at the famous Miss Lily’s. The Marley offspring had taken over the restaurant to showcase the Marley Apparel collection launch — featuring a soccer capsule — and constructed it into a Jamaican paradise, with food coming out of the kitchen by the second, and everyone’s cup overflowing with sangria. Anything Bob Marley you could think of covered the space from top to bottom, and his best songs pleasantly played in repeat. They were even handing out delicious Bob Marley-named juices made of pineapple and ginger. The Marley-sphere paired really well with the location and the food hit just the right spots to place you in a mini paradise that would make anyone forget about the World Cup, at least until you had to walk outside for a cigarette and hear the whole block screaming.

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Wedding Photos: Natalia Kills and Willy Moon’s Big Night

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Drag Race’s Adore Delano’s First NYC Performance Since RuPaul

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Over Memorial Day weekend, RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up (and fan favorite) Adore Delano invited us to follow her into her first New York performance since the show ended, at the Out hotel. From her hotel room to the party, we were entranced by Adore and her bubbly ‘Party!’ personality. She gave us the scoop of everything from what she’d been up to and what her latest record, Till Death Do Us Party, sounds like. Later, Adore introduced us to another queen also performing that night, Darienne Lake, who made us laugh with a great lip-sync to Legendary Lovers by Katy Perry. Adore is the total package, and she showed it by performing her first single DTF to a hungry crowd waiting to be slayed. Here are pics from the night, including a guest appearance from another fan favorite Ben DeLaCreme.

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Adore getting ready at her hotel in Times Square

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Adore in the green room at the Out hotel

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Adore and fellow season sixer Darienne Lake

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The scene backstage

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Another season six queen Ben DeLaCreme stops by to say hi after the performance
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Here’s her recently released first single DTF:

A Brooke Candy Crush

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Last night was Brooke Candy’s ‘Opulence‘ themed video premiere, sponsored by Diesel. The ‘freaky princess’ looked ravishing as she sat front row at the screening of her Steven Klein-directed short film, styled by Nicola Formichetti. Held in the basement of the Tribeca Grand, fashion legends mingled with the Susane Bartsch crew to create a surreal party spectacle… it was like a live-action video with the stars themselves! The pictures speak on their own behalf.

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Klein Sandwich: Steven Klein, Brooke Candy, Calvin Klein 

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John Tuite, Alex Catarinella

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Carlos Santolalla and BlackBook’s Jacob Brown

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Perez Hilton and Nicola Formichetti

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Steven Klein, Brooke Candy, Calvin Klein

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Watch Opulence here.

Natalia Kills It

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Natalia Kills at China Chalet

After we met on set of some stupid fashion shoot last year, I was lucky enough to be swept into Natalia Kills’ adventures in fashion and nightlife. Partying with her is grand–every time she walks into a room people break their necks as she strolls by. Her fashion sense is perfection; she’s a photographable dream come true. Here’s a documentation of some of my favorite shots of this rising and incredibly talented diva that I feel incredibly blessed to have captured:

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Natalia and her boyfriend Willy Moon at the Jane

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Performing at an IMG party

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At the Versus Versace party

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Performing at The Box

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With the ATL Twins at the Opening Ceremony party

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Stepping out at the Standard Hotel

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At Boom Boom Room for the Purple after party

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Performing at the Perez Hilton VMA party

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At a Sydney Reising event

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Backstage after her Perez Hilton performance

Check out this pop goddess’ criminally underrated video for her latest single, ‘Trouble’.

Tove Lo Show + After Party at Up and Down With Charli XCX, Icona Pop, + Mia Moretti

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 Alex Catarinella and ‘The Dolls’ at Westway

Last night I went to Tove Lo’s first performance in NYC at Westway. In the crowd, the young music scenesters were about, cheering on the up and comer. Tove Lo’s energetic performance had everyone from Charli XCX to Icona Pop singing and dancing along. The one and only pop princess katy perry (whom I was too scared to photograph, she’s gorgeous!) was at the after party with her gaggle of besties that include Mia Moretti and Johnny Wujek.

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Emma Roberts, Gia Coppola, and Dev Hynes at James Franco’s ‘Palo Alto’ After Party

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Up & Down hosted the after party for Ms. Gia Coppolas film ‘Palo Alto’.

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Performance by Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) who also did a few songs on the soundtrack

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Gia Coppola

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