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INTRODUCING | BED REC STUDIO

In the heart of Melbourne down a little alley way is an old warehouse-turned-townhouse. And in that town house, through the garage is a very special secret…. which isn’t much of a secret anymore. With no parallel walls in sight  and fixed with timber finishings lies Bed Rec Studio. Bedroom to the founder of SEMPLESIZE and workstation to 8 Bit Love front-man/professional Audio Engineer, Vito Lucarelli. The pair teamed up to launch the new recording studio. A place where musicians can come and record in the large space, yet still feel at home.

Bed Rec Studio is equipped with professional recording equipment, has a cool chill zone, vocal booth, large band room and control room as well as a queen size bed. Although the studio has only been open for  just over two months it has already had some pretty amazing projects come out of it; such as 8 Bit Love‘s new EP Slummer days, which was all recorded in the studio, as well as mastering of Kakariko’s new single Aeroplane and mixing The Shabbab‘s  debut self-titled EP.

To show people what the space looks like and what it’s about the guys brought in Devin De Araujo - who has worked on a number of video clips for bands -  to help them come up with a video that would portray what the studio is all about; business and pleasure. They threw a party, got Sailor Jerry to sponsor it, invited a bunch of their mates, had Babaganouj and 8 Bit Love play some tunes and filmed the whole thing. There were feathers, there was booze, there was tunes and there were babes.

To celebrate we’re launching our brand new YouTube channel with the first episode premiering Bed Rec Studio. Check it out and check out the studio’s Facebook page to keep up to date.

MUST HAVE | RADICAL YES

On average we spend 4 hours either standing or walking a day. That’s 28 hours a week, 112 hours a month, 1344 hours a year that we spend in uncomfortable and sometimes impractical footwear in the name of style.  Well ladies, this is no longer a struggle thanks to the new footwear label on the block, Radical YES.

Radical YES is the ultra-stylish and comfortable brain child of yoga practitioner, designer and art lover, Kerryn Mosiciki. Launching only last year these shoes are becoming increasingly popular. They are the perfect combination of fashion meets active. Radical YES are shoes for the ladies that like to move.

Outside they look like awesome booties but on the inside they are so much more. The removable leather foot bed features a padded sole that you would usually only find in an athletic shoe. This provides optimum comfort for the wearer – remember to always look for the distinctive yellow sole so you know you’re getting the right pair of shoes.
Intuition and experimentation has led to their exceptional design. Thinking outside of the box, they are made from unique textiles and construction techniques. Radical YES use quality materials mixed with tweaks that provide lasting durability. Think, metal clasp on your laces so they last forever, and a double capped rubber outsole on the heel so your shoes will be in perfect condition for years to come.

Whether you are a fan of monochrome polka dots, leopard print, fluorescent paint splatters or something more down to earth, there is a Radical YES shoe for you.

BABE OF THE WEEK | TALISA QUIRK

Fresh off the international catwalks and straight into Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney, Talisa Quirk is a force to be reckoned with. This fresh face has performed in leaps and bounds to land her first Paris catwalk this season and she certainly caught our eye during Sydney fashion week.

The beautiful Queenslander is recognised by her long blonde locks and piercing green eyes. Her debut at Alexander McQueen displays her portraying the look of the season in a dream like setting.  At 5’11’’ she towers above her competition. Her runway dominance and fashion flair place her on the road to a successful career on the modeling circuit. We can’t wait to see what is next in store for Talisa, she is fast becoming a favourite of the industry, which works in our favour, we love her!

LITTLE ODESSA | ALL NIGHT

Late last year Brisbane band Little Odessa released their bangin’ summer anthem ‘All Night’. To accompany the tune the dudes have put out a super fun clip. The clip was directed by Jaymis Loveday (what a fucking radd last name). Loveday filmed four individual performance videos of each band member and projected it on top of the guys slumbering away in bed. Any excuse to sleep is good. I’m not sure how I’d go about having my own image projected on me while I’m asleep for a whole seven hours. Props to them, it was well worth it for the 2.38 min track!

GETTING TO KNOW | BONJAH

We caught up with four-piece blues and roots band BONJAH recently ahead of the release of their third studio album, Beautiful Wild.  The highly anticipated album was written across 18 months, thematically exploring love – the highs, the lows, and everything in between. The second track is Honey, the lead single from the record, and the boys came in for a stripped back version at BED REC STUDIOS as well as a little chat with our own editor-in-chief, Laura.

Beautiful Wild  is a sterling effort from BONJAH- a daring, adventurous offering that is true to their roots with something extra for everybody. The album drops digitally tomorrow, with BONJAH celebrating its release at The Corner Hotel on May 9, before heading on a string of dates in the UK and Germany.

Check out the full interview, plus acoustic performance below!

Getting To Know | Bonjah from semplesizeTV on Vimeo.