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Name: Guillaume H.


City: Paris



Guillaume has been writing extensively about music and lifestyle for the likes of GQ online, Chronicart, Frog and Trax magazine. He is currently running the In Paradisum record label, a yearly paperback music review called Audimat, and pursing a PHD about the relationship between music cultures and electronic media. 



posts by this scout:

Expanded Cinema

(Mar 03, 2014) About every month for a year now, Le Bal organises a screening outside its premises, but just on the other side of the road, at th...

Metal For Free

(Feb 12, 2014) Offering music to download for free doesn’t mean that the songs have to be bad and the presentation meaningless. French label T...

Glossy Paper

(Feb 11, 2014) The publishing conglomerate Condé Nast (editor of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, W) has played a determining role in fashion photo...

Paris Tribute to Alaïa

(Feb 10, 2014) After three years and five billion euros of renovating work, the palais Galliera chose to honour Azzedine Alaïa with a stunning ...

Fish Game

(Feb 10, 2014) A seafood craze has swept over Paris. Bertrand Grébaut, who has recently been awarded one of the best 50 restaurants in the worl...

Chanel Rodeo

(Feb 10, 2014) Every year, Chanel puts on a show called the Métiers d’Art. The show started when Chanel bought a number of small Paris atelie...

A Food Tale

(Dec 23, 2013) AFoodTale.com is launching his app! The guide to hot culinary spots and food magazine now allows the curious and the gourmets to ...

Radio Paname

(Dec 22, 2013) Parisians making their radio! The news have been all over the city for the past few weeks and La Machine du Moulin Rouge hosted i...

Sculptor Of Fabric

(Dec 21, 2013) French designer Yiqing Yin, from Chinese descent, continues to fill fashion editors with wonder. Her latest show, worthy of the j...

Strasbourg!

(Dec 20, 2013) Strasbourg is the name of a French band from Bordeaux, France. After Lonely Walk and its album V.I.H.S., French label Satanic Roy...

The Tattoorialist

(Dec 20, 2013) If you like tattoos, you probably heard of The Tattoorialist, a blog inspired from Scott Schuman’s but featuring portraits and ...

Is This The End?

(Dec 20, 2013) Marithé+François Girbaud, the brand that transformed the denim industry as we know it today, has been placed into compulsory li...

Anywhere Out of The World

(Dec 20, 2013) As of October 30th, the French artist Philippe Parreno has taken over the huge Palais de Tokyo in Paris with a totally immersive ...

In Memoriam

(Dec 20, 2013) One year after Chris Marker’s death, three major cultural events pay tribute to the life and career of this exceptional man. A...

Tower Paris 13

(Nov 04, 2013) Slated for destruction at the end of October, the building on rue de Fulton, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, has become a un...

Did you see the pink dog?

(Nov 04, 2013) Pierre Huygue has the place of honour at Centre Pompidou until January 2014. Huygue is a French artist, architect, video maker an...

Chronicles of Possible Worlds

(Nov 04, 2013) In the framework of Marseille-Provence 2013 (European capital of culture), Aix-en-Provence is hosting one of the most thrilling f...

The Naked Feast

(Nov 04, 2013) Brace yourselves: a new spot in Montmartre is serving insects to eat. The new restaurant, Le Festin Nu (meaning The Naked Feast a...

Dirty Dick

(Nov 04, 2013) Don’t be startled by the name of this new bar in SoPi (South Pigalle). Ok, in this neighbourhood and especially this stree...

Louxor j’adore

(Oct 01, 2013) “Louxor j’adore” is a song from Philippe Katerine, an odd, high-powered dance song with French vocals referring to the plea...

Ordinary Hero: Sylvain Paley, strategic planner at M Publicité

(Sep 30, 2013) Sylvain Paley, Strategic Planner at M Publicité – Age: I’m 26 Activities: I have to admit I spend a lot of time in ...

Music sharing is back to the niches with Whyd

(Sep 30, 2013) The growth of music streaming services seems to be at a turning point; the big companies (Apple with its radio service, Google wi...

Ordinary hero: Francis Cazal

(Sep 30, 2013) The last time I saw Francis was at a drone concert. He was wearing a flashing yellow winter jacket and was all around the preppies...

Greta Gerwig, the new idol

(Sep 30, 2013) Blonde and tall, with adorable dog-like eyes, she looks like the real deal and however she jokingly calls herself  “undata...

Cinemacity

(Aug 27, 2013)   Most smartphone and web apps seems to be turned towards either professional efficiency or random fun and you end up never ...

French graphic designers are fed up

(Aug 27, 2013)   They complain all the time! One of these common ideas about French people is their critical attitude towards many things, ...

The Unknown Precept

(Aug 19, 2013) Unknown Precept is committed to the promotion of contemporary electronic music. This promotion is conducted by the production of ...

New Traditional

(Aug 19, 2013) Specialist of textile and knitting since 1852, the French brand Rodier certainly needed a little artistic dusting. At the end o...

Concrete, a solid party

(Aug 19, 2013) Concrete is quite a party phenomenon in Paris. This would be French self-importance if most of its influence weren’t coming fro...

Running Joke

(Aug 19, 2013) Running shoes are back in the Parisian streets. Maybe we had too much of heritage etiquette and with the summer coming (in theory...

Ordinary Hero: Samuel Aubert

(Aug 13, 2013) For 11 years Samuel Aubert has been quietly running in Toulouse one of the most exciting french music festival : Les Siestes Elec...

Malavida Cine Office

(Jul 24, 2013) Right by my apartment stands the office of Malavida, a DVD production company whose door is always open, who have turned a part o...

Geek Chic, Magnifique

(Jul 24, 2013) La Sorbonne isn’t only a worldwide renowed Parisian university, an institution of knowledge, but its rooms are also a daily sho...

The Archival Spectacle

(Jul 24, 2013) As I was standing in the queue, I couldn’t get used to the people before me asking one after the other ‘One ticket for Debord...

A New Standard

(Jul 24, 2013) Quite a lot of new bands have blossomed in the past few years, playing the card of classicism with an out-of-time brand name, try...

A Tribute To French Disco-Funk

(Jul 24, 2013) With their announcement of an audio streaming service, the guess is that Youtube will be gaining importance for the listening of ...

Young and Furious Chefs

(Mar 26, 2013)   For a few months everybody has been all over the moon about young chefs like James Henry (the Australian chef took the cit...

Courrèges Millésimes

(Mar 26, 2013) Right next to the historic Courrèges shop on Rue François 1er near the Champs-Élysées, the brand has just opened a new store...

SuperTalk!

(Mar 23, 2013)   Une époque, des conférences: the tone is set. I discovered the crazy agency SuperTalk via the program of events and conf...

Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

(Mar 07, 2013) A few weeks ago, Matthias Aker’s documentary ‘The Artist is Present’ was released in France. What a strong statemen...

World darkest side photographs

(Mar 06, 2013) Here’s something I’d like to see more often: a stunning photo exhibition in resonance with a series of four screenings in an ...

User guide to god(s)

(Mar 06, 2013) This is an interesting show. Le Petit Palais museum in Paris gathered an impressive collection of sacred art, offering the visito...

On-site cooking

(Mar 04, 2013)     On-site cooking is fashionable. For some time now people try to eat local, and preferably organic. The French crew...

Bandcamp: from micro-shops to licenced music collections

(Mar 04, 2013)   The digital music meta-shop Bandcamp announced its plans for an extension for their fans. This offers the fans and artists of ...

The rise of collaborative consumption

(Jan 17, 2013) Fashion bloggers were the first to develop a whole new way to buy and more importantly share about it. The time of online concep...

Spotted!

(Jan 15, 2013) Did you think Gossip Girl was over for good? Prepare yourself for Spotted, “the app that lives at night”! The Parisian crew D...

Sheen on!

(Jan 13, 2013) Fashion bloggers and users of forums like the inevitable Styleforum.net seem to be obsessed with developing patina on everythin...

Nine Antico’s Girls

(Jan 11, 2013) Nine Antico is pure dynamite in the pretty world of French“girly comic books”. The talented 30 year-old released a few comic ...

Vincent Moon’s little planets

(Jan 09, 2013) Vincent Moon is the main director of La Blogothèque, a French collective blog. He is famous for his “Concerts à emporter” (...

New Wave Revival!

(Jan 08, 2013) French media are all reporting a revival of the French New Wave. Of course the French New Wave had much less impact than what hap...

Is Paris nightlife dead yet?

(Jan 07, 2013) Two years after the petition for the reopening of  “Quand la nuit meurt en silence” (“When the night silently dies”) a...

Ich liebe dich, Françoise!

(Jan 04, 2013) Ich liebe dich, Françoise! is a mini festival (two days of concerts including Laurent Garnier, Baumecker, and one German brunch...

Némo is back!

(Jan 04, 2013) Némo is 15 years old and is the most famous digital arts festival in France. It’s an audiovisual festival produced by Arca...

The Museum of Everything

(Jan 01, 2013) At the opposite of the commercial festival built around FIAC (which attracted no less than 70,000 visitors and featured 182 art g...

Food trucks take over Paris!

(Oct 06, 2012) It is nothing less than a revolution here in Paris. American food seems to be suddenly much more than huge portions of fat fast f...

Le Fooding: seriously made but without a serious spirit

(Oct 04, 2012)   It’s not uncommon to hear from a Parisian “Le Fooding? It’s my Bible”. What is now a Paris-based international movement...

Let’s not forget about chaos

(Jul 28, 2012) Everyday watching TV we witness economic analysis which can sound very rational, yet very strange at the same time – much like ...

Suits

(Jul 27, 2012) The other day on the french public radio website, I was listening to a french scholar named Severine Barthes who suggested that i...

New Slang

(Jul 26, 2012) A few days ago I experienced what they call the generation gap. The first sign was earlier this year when I heard about teenagers ...

Network Awesome

(Jul 25, 2012) Network Awesome, to put it plainly, is Youtube videos repackaged. Except it is way cooler than it sounds. Because the people who c...

Holy Motors

(Jul 24, 2012) Leos Carax’s Holy Motors is a surrealist travel into a director’s mind and his concerns about the decline of cinema. Accordin...

Trendy fast-food: Gyoza Bar

(Jul 23, 2012) The bar trend seems to have no end. After water bars, soup bars, smoothie bars, salad bars, etc. Paris welcomes chef Shinishi Sat...

Life In Slow Motion

(Jun 11, 2012) Sometimes I wish the world was slower. Especially when I wake up in Paris at the sound of people running in the streets.Le 104, t...

Reality Bites!

(Jun 09, 2012) It’s been a while since I started looking for quality street food in Paris and I can’t believe I’ve only just found this rea...

Let’s Garden Together

(Jun 08, 2012)   Gardening can become addictive if you’re not careful. I started out with a single pot of thyme, because it smells good an...

Art is squat

(Jun 07, 2012) Friche Belle-de-Mai in Marseille Squatting buildings in Paris has become a way for young contemporary artists to show their work w...

Glamorisation of Pornography

(May 04, 2012) Porn has changed, and the cliche of the siliconated blonde has started drifting away with the new century to let the beauty of po...

Au passage

(Apr 09, 2012) In the pretty quiet Passage St Sebastien, which is a secret shortcut to go from Oberkampf to Le Marais, Au Passage is the main, i...

Cinéma du réel

(Apr 09, 2012) I’m the kind of optimistic person thinking that there is more or less always the same amount of quality content in a specific fi...

Djavid Rawat

(Apr 08, 2012) Name: Djavid Rawat Age: 32 Activities: I own a bar, Le Motel (since early 2007) and an Indian restaurant, Le Tiffin (since lat...

Boiler Room

(Apr 08, 2012) Music sponsoring is a game where few brands have succeeded in competing with the efforts of Red Bull (Music Academy). The Boiler ...

April77

(Apr 07, 2012) April 77 does it so right it hurts. Among the French designer brands, it has one of the most edgy reputations. Most fashion brand...

Le Café Qui Parle

(Mar 05, 2012) Situated in the ultra-touristic Montmartre, but not in its busiest streets, Le Café Qui Parle is a bit off-beat there as a resta...

Green is in

(Mar 05, 2012) Le Comptoir Général is one of these huge places that you can explore endlessly. If you like being surrounded by eclectic beaut...

Happy Eaters

(Mar 05, 2012)   Vegetarian and organic, Joy in Food is the best canteen of the Clichy neighborhood. When it comes to eat healthy deliciou...

Food for your ears

(Mar 05, 2012) A new generation of radio documentary makers has found a home on the website arteradio.com. Carolina Fontana is among them and I ...

Protected: Man of the world à la Parisienne

(Feb 22, 2012)   I like how being a freelancer in Paris gives me the opportunity to excite my curiosity and build a different routine for mysel...

Rice & Fish

(Feb 06, 2012) Before Rice & Beans, there was Rice & Fish. Same owner, whole different game, with a Japanese/American restaurant. Don...

Comfort Milk

(Feb 06, 2012) I don’t know if it’s because of the winter but I’ve been thinking a lot about comfort food lately. If there need to be a d...

La Villette Enchantée

(Feb 06, 2012)   Le Parc de la Vilette is a rising area for music in Paris. The most renown place might be La Grande Halle de la Villette, ...

If you do this, then that will happen

(Feb 06, 2012) IFTT is an internet tool. You know what they do these tools: they make things easier. If you attend scholar conferences on Faceb...

Golden Pat, the best kept secret

(Feb 06, 2012)   It is a well-known thing that a secret gives more value. This is also true for restaurants. The best kept addresses are the bes...

French Trotters

(Feb 06, 2012) With French Trotters nothing is random. The Parisian shop, pioneering the trend of heritage fashion, has launched its own brand ...

The main street exile

(Feb 06, 2012) The neighbourhood around the Grands Boulevards subway station in Paris attracts a lot of tourists, but it is difficult to underst...

A quest for… the perfect satchel

(Feb 06, 2012) The last episode of my shopping adventures consisted in finding the right bag to carry my 13’ Macbook around. I’ve been buyin...

A little something of Paris and elsewhere

(Feb 06, 2012) Sempé has played a great role representing France in foreign media, with his numerous drawings for the cover of the New Yoker in...

A quest for… couscous

(Feb 06, 2012) When craving for an affordable and comforting lunch the options might not be so obvious in Paris: from the usual sushi place to t...

From the mess to the masses

(Dec 19, 2011) When I interviewed Phoenix in 2009 for the release of their album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, they just came back from their show o...

Lacoste Live: clubbing and sports are not enemies anymore

(Dec 19, 2011) I didn’t quite understand what Lacoste was trying to do with its “L !ve” line until I saw this making-of of their latest v...

Indie Federation

(Dec 19, 2011) A few years ago, the main French electronic music magazine, Trax, was bought by a new company and the former editorial team went ...

Bad music for bad people

(Dec 19, 2011) Under the name Born Bad, Bad music for bad people stands a record shop and a record label which has been a strong protagonist i...

Read it on the Lip

(Dec 16, 2011) Have you heard of Lip? As far as watches are concerned, France might not be the most famous country but if we have a brand to be ...

Dye young

(Dec 16, 2011) Juan De Guillebon aka DyE played with several bands revolving around the Tigersushi team before he released his first EP, with a ...

How to become a ninja for free

(Dec 16, 2011) How can you become a ninja for free? This quintessential question isn’t asked by a young padawan on his way to his first LSD su...

Sh*t Siri Says

(Dec 16, 2011) Siri can look a bit like your weird uncle. Or a boyfriend you don’t know very much yet, and who remains somehow unpredictable. ...

Another thought about Siri

(Dec 15, 2011) Seeing people around me using Siri reminds me of Nicholas Negroponte obsession about vocal command as the ideal interface to inte...

Supercut and no wounds

(Dec 15, 2011) Knowledge comes out a huge corpus of data, and a systematic way to look at it. And somehow, some knowledge comes out of Supercut....

Gangsta rap from a French girl point of view

(Dec 15, 2011) Sandy Lakdar is one of her kind. As a young French girl fantasizing about gangsta-rap, she could have just kept on blasting mixta...

A good look for French glasses

(Dec 15, 2011) Jimmy Fairly combines all the arguments a modern brand can put together to appeal to the self-conscious consumer. And the “...

Pardon my French underwear

(Dec 15, 2011) From La Belle Echoppe to Bleu de Paname, the trend of boasting “Made in France” is strongly rising . Le slip frança...

The underground art, literaly

(Dec 14, 2011) A bunch of famous graffiti artists including C215, How and Nosm, Futura, Saber, SheOne, etc., has been participating in the Under...

A new generation of “netlabels”

(Dec 14, 2011)  Around ten years ago now, there was a lot of buzz about what was then called “netlabels”. Piracy, back then, looked like a ...

Juno, Mixcloud and Resident Advisor

(Dec 14, 2011) While Beatport remains the most renowned shopping brand in the field of digital club music sales, Juno Download has recently sign...

Enlarge your productivity

(Dec 14, 2011) Finding a nice place to work outside my home is one of my main objectives and struggle everyday (along with, err, get around to p...

Making cinema with politics

(Dec 14, 2011) “L’Exercice de l’État” is a film by Pierre Schoeller, who makes a point avoiding to produce another carefully crafted an...

Pierre Schaeffer interview with a young director

(Nov 01, 2011) On the Ina.fr website (National Audiovisual Archives), there’s a lot of pearls to be found, such as this interview between a st...

Job interviews as a real TV show

(Oct 31, 2011) Thursday, October 5th, a rather special documentary was aired on national television (France 2). Named “The face for the job...

Mama loves you

(Oct 30, 2011) Located in front of La Flèche d’Or, a renowned music venue, the Mama Shelter embodies a new breed of hotels. With a menu signe...

Entering The Playboy Club

(Oct 29, 2011) After watching the first few episodes of The Playboy Club, I’ve asked myself: will Mad Men-inspired series be the ideal format ...

Aphex Twin 1996 MTV Interview

(Oct 05, 2011) I think these are the first images ever where I see the face from Come to Daddy and Windowlicker in a video answering an intervie...

Buying a PS2 again

(Oct 04, 2011) I wanted to try this: the videogame revival. Oh, I know videogames are not dead yet or are they? I read as much about articles o...

Bleu de Paname

(Oct 03, 2011) For a fashion brand, Bleu de Paname carries a bold statement in its very name : local production + workwear interest. The attenti...

La Féline – the band

(Oct 03, 2011) Taking its name from a 1942 film by Renoir, La Féline is a French trio with a refreshing approach to songwriting. The beautiful ...

Jules & Jim hôtel

(Oct 02, 2011) Setting a reference to Jules & Jim, one of Francois Truffaut’s most famous nouvelle vague films, is pretty courageous f...

La Femme of the year

(Oct 01, 2011) La Femme is one of the great buzzbands in France this year. The name might seem pretentious but then you hear her voice. It’s ...

Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher trilogy

(Oct 01, 2011) Nicolas Winding Refn’s last movie has been just released in the cinemas. From the first trailer, “Drive” was ...

From kids to juveniles

(Sep 30, 2011) It’s a bit annoying how a lot of bands feel the need to tell us how young they are. There is the MGMT song, “Kids”...

Grrrr block party

(Sep 30, 2011) The block party might just be the most fascinating thing to a Parisian, because since tourism is such an important part of the ec...

Paris Mexican Speakeasies

(Sep 29, 2011) Two years ago, everybody was crazy about the Pop Up bar in Le Marais, operated by the famous La Clique promoters (who also handl...

Tumblr and The Visual Collective Subconscious

(Sep 29, 2011) Is it too early to consider the role of Tumblr in rising awareness about our cultural subconscious? It’s funny how everybody cl...

Machines’ chant

(Sep 08, 2011) The two volumes of Le Chant de la Machine (Delcourt) were the results of the collaboration between party promoters of the infamou...

A quest for hotdogs

(Sep 07, 2011) I always deplore the lack of good street food in Paris and especially in my neighbourhood, the 2nd arrondissement. But, to some e...

Jane Evelyn Atwood at MEP

(Sep 06, 2011) Jane Evelyn Atwood is getting her first big retrospective at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, with material ranging fro...

Café A

(Sep 04, 2011) In Paris, because gardens are an exception, everything revolves around la terrasse. It becomes pretty ridiculous sometimes, as i...

Rice & Beans

(Sep 03, 2011) In the small Rue Greneta, just next to St Denis street, which is famous for its French prostitutes, Rice & Beans is a Mexica...

Le Centre Commercial

(Sep 02, 2011) Le Centre Commercial opened its doors a few weeks ago in rue de Marseille and it is already one of my favorite concept stores in ...

Longform, the little joys

(Sep 01, 2011) Somehow we don’t really want to find too much interesting content on the web. There’s all that talk about curation but what h...

YSL as the entertainer

(Aug 31, 2011) Sometimes TV shows have something to do with philosophical jokes. In this scene from What’s my line, we are looking at a collec...

Summer of Love

(Aug 20, 2011) Été d’amour (summer of love), the name might sound cheesy but covers pretty much what anyone hanging around in Paris in July ...

Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris

(Aug 20, 2011) Apparently there will be a film about Pitchfork! It’s not every day that we see an indie media becoming the center of a pitch ...

Le Freak c’est Chic

(Aug 19, 2011) Few series have such cult status that they give their name to an exhibition. That is now the case with Freaks & Geeks -produc...

Pieces & Tricks

(Aug 19, 2011) Public Domaine, referring to the title of a scene defining skateboard video, is finishing at La Gaité Lyrique and the exhibitio...

The New House Sound of… The Planet

(Aug 19, 2011) Jess & Crabbe acquired a cult status at the end of the 90’s, with their emblematic EP’s of the French touch house mov...

Movies by the moon

(Aug 18, 2011) The Forum des Images has kept the company and its stars to the August sky for eleven years now. Eleven years that films go out f...

La Belle Echoppe opens its doors

(Jul 24, 2011) Just like all-american heritage brands, traditional French products have been subject to a greater interest lately with more and ...

The World Belongs to Daddy

(Jul 24, 2011) French film director Alain Cavalier was born not far from my own birthplace, in Loir-et-Cher (center of France). I don’t know i...

Club Silencio

(Jul 23, 2011) Remember Naomi Watts and her brunette friend entering a red cabaret in Mullholand Drive ? They listen to the open-heart, moving s...

Man of the moment

(Jul 23, 2011) I don’t remember where I read this interview of Guillaume Henry (ex-Givenchy and Paule Ka designer) in which he was saying he ...

Absurd Poetry

(Jul 22, 2011) Last week Miranda July attended the Parisian premiere of her new film The Future at Le Nouvel Odeon Theater. It’s funny how sh...

Public Bath

(Jul 22, 2011) I had first heard of the Petit Bain project through a friend something like five years ago, and it is only opening now. Petit Ba...

Ears wide open at Quai Branly

(Jul 21, 2011) Les Siestes Électroniques is a great music festival in Toulouse, in the south of France, reaching a wider range of styles than w...

1981 & +, a golden age

(Jul 21, 2011) French photographer Sophie Bramly presents unpublished images of the early hiphop scene and downtown NYC at 12mail gallery. I rec...

“You have nothing against youth, do you ?”

(Jul 20, 2011) June 24 and Saturday June 25, L’Autre Ciné-Club de la Cinémathèque Française presented the first edition of its festival Vo...

Die Nacht is young

(Jul 20, 2011) Die Nacht is an exception in Paris. The answer to every clubber whining about the tiny Parisian clubs with low ceilings , where t...

So Foot, leaders of the pack

(Jul 19, 2011) Among the multitude of French cultural magazines where advertising is a priority, So Foot happens to be one of the last entities ...

A ride with Pédale

(Jul 19, 2011) Reading the first page of a magazine where you don’t recognize most of the names quoted in the table of contents and when you a...

Wish You Were Here, Lads

(Jul 05, 2011) I had just finished reading the scans of an article from The Face entitled “The Ins & Outs of high street factionR...