ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2018-09-23

Saturday, September 29, 2018


"Tom at Wam Models photographed by András Vizi and styled by Federico Protto with pieces by Attila Lajos, Roeckl, Federico Protto, and Korinna Szabo, in exclusive for Fucking Young! Online.

Hair & Make-up: Karol Müller" -

Koché Spring/Summer 2019

"Lacoste unveiled a unisex collection for the Spring/Summer 2019 season, highlighting its tennis DNA." -

Friday, September 28, 2018

Jefferson Airplane Co-Founder Marty Balin Dead at 76 Years Young

Today we mourn remember and celebrate the musique that is Jefferson Airplane!

"Jefferson Airplane vocalist-guitarist Marty Balin, who co-founded the San Francisco psychedelic rock band in 1965 and played a crucial role in the creation of all their 1960s albums, including Surrealistic Pillow and Volunteers, died Thursday at the age of 76. Balin’s rep confirmed the musician’s death to Rolling Stone, though the cause of death is currently unknown.

Born Martyn Jerel Buchwald, Balin was a struggling folk guitarist on the San Francisco scene when he formed a band with Paul Kantner after meeting the 12-string guitarist at a hootenanny. They met up with guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, bassist Jack Casady, drummer Skip Spence and singer Signe Toly Anderson and cut their 1966 debut LP Jefferson Airplane Takes Off. They developed a strong following around the budding San Francisco rock scene, but became nationwide superstars in 1967 when Anderson left the group and was replaced by Grace Slick.

Balin co-wrote five songs on their breakthrough LP Surrealistic Pillow , including “Comin’ Back to Me” and album opener “She Has Funny Cars,” and his tenor voice became a key component of their signature sound. He played with the group at all of their most famous gigs, including the 1967 Human Be-In in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Altamont. At the latter gig, Balin was brutally beaten by the Hells Angels after he dove into the audience to help an audience member in distress. “I woke up with all these boot marks all over my body,” he told Relix in 1993. “I just walked out there. I remember Jorma saying, ‘Hey, you’re a crazy son of a bitch.'”

A little over a year later, Balin quit the group. “I thought everybody [was] kind of an asshole,” he said earlier this year. “It was a period of cocaine then…everybody took cocaine. And people I would work with, they would yell at you and it got intense. The Airplane was on that kind of trip. You know, I personally just drank alcohol. But some of the chemicals made people crazy and very selfish, and it just wasn’t any fun to be around for me. So I bailed.”

Balin spent a few years managing rock bands in San Francisco, but was pulled back into the group’s orbit by Kantner in 1974, though by this point Casady and Kaukonen had defected and the remaining members were billing themselves as Jefferson Starship. The offshoot band was incredibly successful and scored more hits than the original Airplane, including the Balin-penned “Miracles” from Red Octopus, hitting Number Three in 1975. But by 1978, Balin grew tired of touring, especially since Slick’s alcohol issues caused many uneven performances, and he left the group for a solo career. In 1989, he participated in the short-lived Jefferson Airplane reunion tour and returned four years later to Jefferson Starship, finally leaving for good in 2008.

In 2016, Balin underwent open-heart surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. He later sued them for medical malpractice, claiming they caused him a myriad of injuries, including a paralyzed vocal cord, bedsores, kidney damage and the loss of his left thumb and half of his tongue." -

Video Premiere FEMME ft. NOVA - Don't Be Shy

FEMME has returned to the pages of ItsNotYouItsMe with the new Deep-House track "Don't Be Shy"! The 3am dance-floor tune is self produced, video is self directed and a whole lotta daydream fun. The track also features the vocals of fellow British Singer/Songwriter NOVA and is featured from FEMME's newly dropped EP, 2.0

2.0 is a pleasant departure from a previous release Debutante (which we were gifted "Gold" on vinyl on our de-lovely Birthday) that was a go-to indie dance soundtrack of some crazy nights out. 2.0 will now play theme to more nights and early mornings with its soulful house rhythms and beats. 

Check out the video for "Don't Be Shy" and also be sure to steam and buy the 2.0 EP, as it is perfection. 

DJ Snake – ‘Taki Taki’ Featuring Cardi B, Selena Gomez, & Ozuna

Alright all you dancing-bots, in celebration of Fresh Fry Musique Fridays comes brought to us by  DJ Snake a juggernaut load of chart-topping stellar superstars featuring pop princess Selena Gomez, Rap Queen Cardi B, and Puerto Rican hautboy Ozuna.

Creating a musical force that will surely fill our radio and streaming airwaves for the season of Fall. This sexy sleeky dancey pop/r&b is entitled, ‘Taki Taki’. The reggaeton hot beat is not to be mistaken for the once trendy snack but it's, in fact, the traditional definition deriving from creole Caribbean influence. It premiered just a few seconds ago today (Sept 28).

The most enchanting and intriguing verse comes served fresh surprisingly not Cardi B (although she's good 2) but from Queen of the Billboard charts and literally, the Queen of IG, comes a slinky lush lyrics that only Gomez herself can invoke and make into another signature bonafide pop hit.

Without further ado, lets get into the groove with ‘Taki Taki'

The Andes

"Agustin Bruno at SOS Management captured by the lens of Mairo Arde and styled by Matias Núñez with pieces from Maria Cher, Loraine Holmes, Reebok, Diesel, Under Armour, Calvin Klein, and more, in exclusive for Fucking Young! Online." -


"Kalle at Izaio Models photographed by Erik Cesla and styled by Marian Schlicker with pieces from Van and Teddy Glickman, in exclusive for Fucking Young! Online.

Styling Assistant: Lea Willbrand" -

Actual Facts: Dylan Christensen Poses for ODDA Magazine #15 Issue

"The handsome Dylan Christensen at APM Model Management stars in Actual Facts story captured by fashion photographer Emmanuel Monsalve for ODDA Magazine‘s 15th edition. In charge of styling was Karina Sharif, with casting direction from Tasha Tongpreecha." -

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