The scene at PS1 last Saturday was a dance bonanza, thanks to a high energy set from Blood Orange, sweet vocals from Grimes, and crazy moves from Pictureplane. As for Solange, you'd think I'd have had my fill after the Bean Pole x Kim Jones party, but the gal's vintage R&B and pop choices were simply impossible not to dance to. To close the day, Juan MacLean took the stage as balloons and bubbles fell from the sky. Check out the pics, our Q&A with Solange and this special mixtape that Blood Orange made just for us!
Opening Ceremony: What's your favorite summer jam?
Solange Knowles: This summer was all about Miguel's "Sure Thang."
OC: What's your favorite thing about NYC in the summer?
SK: Outdoor dining, outdoor screenings, rooftop hangs, park days. I can't pick one. It's all so good. There is no place like New York during the summertime.
OC: Favorite ice cream flavor?
SK: Butter pecan, baby!
OC: Best place for a BBQ?
SK: Definitely in somebody's back yard! It's gotta be hot and sticky. The grass has to itch your ankles. Armpits sweaty! The music's gotta be good ... and someones old ass drunk neighbor has got to crash it. THE best!
Pusha T (Feat. Kanye West & Young Jeezy) - Amen
Malcolm Mclaren - Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vendremo)
Blood Orange - Bad Girls
MCL (Microchip League) - New York, New York (Double NY-Mix)
Madonna - Rain
Womack & Womack - Drive (First Gear)
Grimes - Vanessa
LL Cool J (Feat. Boyz II Men) - Hey Lover
Big K.R.I.T - Rotation
Patrice Rushen - Remind Me