Industry Updates

August 2012

MARTINI ART LOVE FESTIVAL IN NEW HOLLAND, ST. PETERSBURG

St.Petersburg  welcomes Martini Art Love event, that has started in Moscow. Since then the event included different photo exhibitions, dance events and recital evenings. St.Petersburg Martini Art Love will be held on the New Holland island, that has recently been turned to an area of intellectual and active leisure with exhibit and concert room in the interior of the architectural monument.

The paintors, architects and sculptors have created art-objects conncected with Japanese culture and with its integration into the Norhtern Capital. The Island's connection with nature (lanes, trees, lakes) make it an ideal place for this exhibition: the Japanese would appreciate the idea.

The musical part of the event is organised by records label Kitsuné and Is Tropical band from UK.

Kitsuné is a French electronic music record label and fashion label created in 2002 by Gildas Loaëc, Masaya Kuroki and the London-based company Åbäke.'Kitsuné was founded in 2002 in Paris by Gildas Loaëc, Masaya Kuroki and the London-based design company Åbäke, consisting of Patrick Lacey, Benjamin Reichen, Kajsa Ståhl and Maki Suzuki. Loaëc and Kuroki, who both like fashion and music, had the idea of founding a company involved in both areas during a trip to Japan, where many people like both fashion and music, and are not afraid to combine them

Is Tropical is an electronic trio from England, which first released a handful of songs in 2009 before releasing their debut album, Native To, under the label Kitsuné in 2011. Is Tropical's single, «The Greeks,» reached over a million views in less than a week on YouTube. The music video involves a graphic representation of war redone with children and toy guns