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SIXTY Listens: Laure Briard “Cravado”

Those of us who like our summers to look like something pulled from a Slim Aarons photograph circa 1951 will surely delight in this track from French musician Laure Briard. Sung in Portuguese, “Cravado” slinks past easily, with a delicious Tropicália sound. Grab a cocktail and put this thing...

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The History of Milton Glaser’s ‘I ❤ NY’

It’s on coffee cups, t-shirts, pencils. It brands cabs and buses. It’s one of New York City’s most ubiquitous symbols. Celebrated graphic designer Milton Glaser’s ‘I ❤ NY’ slogan is an example of advertising transcending the bounds of its original aim. What was intended to be a brief campaign rousing local spirits...

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SIXTY Listens: White Denim “Magazin”

With their latest album, PERFORMANCE, set for August 24 release, Austin-based White Denim has pushed out a new single to give you a taste of what’s to come. “Magazin” is a rocking, horn-blowing treat with hints of T. Rex’s “Mambo Sun” and “Everlasting Light” by The Black Keys. We think...

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SIXTY Sees: Blue Lab Beats “Oooo Lala”

Long gone are the days of Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, a time when every square inch of this planet was a surface to be danced on. In the video for “Oooo Lala” by Blue Lab Beats, director Jon E. Price resurrects that Old Hollywood sentiment from the dead. Three...

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SIXTY Listens: Hatchie “Sleep”

“Sleep,” the latest track by Aussie gaze-pop artist Hatchie is a step back in time. With plenty of synth and hints of The Cranberries, the track borrows from the sounds of the John Hughes era, all shoulder pads and permed hair. Singer Harriette Pilbeam breezily croons about love and fate...

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The Make Believe Spring/Summer Kickoff Playlist

Something transformative happens when you stand over New York City, perched above streets filled with electricity. And that something transformative goes into high gear when the weather turns. Cocktail in hand, hot wind in your hair, Manhattan glittering before you: in that moment, you are positively unstoppable. Make Believe,...

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SIXTY Listens: DJ Koze “Pick Up”

Two categorically blissful 80-degree days at SIXTY HQ in New York City last week offered us a tease–and a taste–of summer to come. After half a year of hibernation, everyone, at least in this city, is bursting at the seams for rooftop BBQs and cold cocktails. And what better...

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SIXTY Sees: Moodoïd “Miss Smith”

Director Nick Roney takes us a little too close to the creative process with his new video for Moodoïd’s track, “Miss Smith.” The premise? Musician Pablo Padovani tries to find a replacement for his ex-girlfriend via a casting call for this very video. Unbeknownst to them, each actress vies for the...

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SIXTY Listens: Octavian “Hands”

London rapper Octavian has been making waves for his penchant for pushing the boundaries of his genre, and now, with the release of “Hands,” he takes it one step further. The track is a down-tempo, Auto-Tuned loop that feels like some peculiar combination of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Kanye...

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Miami Music Week 2018: The Spinnin’ Hotels Recap

That’s a wrap on Miami Music Week! After five packed days of DJs, pool parties, and plenty of bass drops, our Spinnin’ Hotels fun came to a close yesterday. It’s the third year our own Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel teamed up with dance label Spinnin’ Records for a lineup...

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