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Jerry Bouthier's S/S 09 Fashion Week Soundtracks

The ex-Boombox DJ gives a breakdown of the show soundtracks JBAG came up with for Jonathan Saunders, Roksanda Ilincic and Vivienne Westwood.

Jerry Bouthier together with his music partner Andrea Gorgerino form JBAG who have been collaborating with designers to create their show soundtracks. "I’m really lucky because all the designers I collaborate with are really into music so it’s never difficult to create something together. They usually have a pretty good idea of where they want to go with the music (or at least where they don’t want to go!). I just play them a lot of stuff and they say yes, no… or maybe… and then we piece it all together and try to tell an interesting story," enthuses Bouthier. JBAG tunnelled their way through seven designers and afterparties for the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Givenchy and Sonia Rykiel this season and Bouthier gives Dazed Digital a selection of their show tracklistings with tracks to stream.

Jonathan Saunders
"We have a good friend in common, he was finding it difficult to get the right music for his shows so we gave it a go and we quickly found the essence of what he was after, funky, organic, driving tracks – usually bass-led – with plenty of abstract elements but still chic and glamorous. This season was no different; sexy funk grooves with edgy noises, a mixture of traditional and electronic instrumentation."

Track List :
Intro: Logic System ‘Clash (Chinjyu Of Sun)’
The Emperor Machine ‘Slap On’
The Emperor Machine ‘Repetition’
The Oscillation ‘Liquid Memory Man
The Diaphanoids ‘Escape From Martius 42’
Padded Cell ‘Moon Menace’
In Flagranti ‘Personal Angst’
The Diaphanoids ‘Weightless Motionless’
Oblio ‘Escape’
Finale: Homerun ‘The Killer Storm’
Jonathan Saunders S/S 09 Soundtrack
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Roksanda Ilincic
"Mandi Lennard, her PR hooked us up. We had no trouble getting along. Originally we used to mix and match lots of different styles from punky (CSS) to electro-pop (YMO), to feminine (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and romantic abstract (Aphex Twin); a real mixed bag. Then last season she decided she wanted to do something completely different and experiment a bit. So we used only classical, old & modern, and created this seamless almost one piece that kept building in intensity and emotion. It had a big impact on the crowd so we have carried on that vibe on the last show and apparently it worked really well again."

Track List :

Intro: Mirror Music ‘Diabolus In Musica’
Craig Armstrong ‘Weather Storm’
LFO ‘Simon From Sydney’
Craig Armstrong ‘Delay’
Sebastien Tellier ‘L’Amour & La Violence’
LFO ‘Think A Moment’
Matmos ‘Les Folies Françaises’
Craig Armstrong ‘Fugue’
LFO ‘El Ef Oh!’
M83 ‘The Highest Journey’
Finale: Pet Shop Boys & Sam Taylor Wood ‘Je t’Aime (Moi Non Plus)’

Roksanda Ilincic S/S 09 Soundtrack
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Osman Yousefzada
"We met through Richard Mortimer and instantly hit it off for both liking pop with an eighties twist. So we usually focus on strong melodies with a good drive, it can be all sorts; a new indie-pop band (MGMT, Klaxons, Black Kids…) or some lush Italo-disco. We often mix Eastern and Western influences using samples, chants, interesting sounds and effects), because a lot of Osman’s inspirations stem from the interaction of these cultures."

Track List :

Intro: MGMT ‘Kids’
Pnau ‘With You Forever’
Black Kids ‘Hurricane Jane’
The Heels ‘Bloody Rain (dub mix)’
Seelenluft ‘Finally’
Antoine Duhamel ‘Kyoko’ (soundtrack ‘Domicile Conjugal’)
Goldfrapp ‘Gone To Earth’
Finale: Ladyhawke ‘Dusk Til Dawn’

Osman Yousefzada S/S 09 Soundtrack
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Vivienne Westwood Red
"My first collaboration with Vivienne was on the Red Label’s London comeback show which was in a huge venue with a big crowd and the theme was freak show/mad circus, so we put together this extravagant soundtrack that had all kinds of stuff in it: Nino Rota’s scores from the Fellini movies, rock’n’roll, early Human League, John Foxx, Suicide, Glasvegas (months before the hype), Tom Waits, sleazy electro-techno as well as bits of dialogue and sound effects from Barbarella, Belle De Jour (Catherine Deneuve getting whipped) and it worked; people were very enthusiastic. This time there was less of a defined theme but we managed to mix Beth Orton’s folk, African rock, warped electronica from Four Tet, the sexy pop of Primal Scream and blue-beat (a cover of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’)."

Track List:

Intro: John Mathias & Nick Ryan ‘Cortical Songs (Simon Tong’s Cortical Cluster remix)’
Beth Orton ‘Carmella (Four Tet remix)’
Prince ‘1999 (Pilooski re-edit)’
Tinariwen ‘Oualahila Ar Tesinam’
Norma Fraser ‘Respect’
Pole ‘Heim (Four Tet remix)’
Dirty Edits Vol.1 ‘Tk 7 (Pilooski re-edit)’
Primal Scream ‘Uptown’
Finale: Wolfmother ‘Woman (MSTRKFT rmx/Shinichi Osawa re-edit)’

Vivienne Westwood Red Label S/S 09 Soundtrack
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Vivienne Westwood Gold
"The Paris show is different to the London one, maybe more chic and classy (well it’s Paris isn’t it?). Again we did some pretty off-the-wall combinations that somehow make total sense in Vivienne & Andreas’ world. We layered some beautiful, quite intense classical music by Rachmaninov, sleazy electronic disco courtesy of Divine, Glasvegas (definitely a winner with the Westwood couple) and latest indie-electro sensation Late Of The Pier. It’s interesting because Vivienne usually goes for the extremes, she dearly loves classical music, the grand music and often reacts to edgy avant-garde sounds or even DIY stuff from the gutter made with nothing but she’s not so keen on what’s in between!"

Track List:
Intro: Rachmaninov ‘Piano Concerto #2 in C minor’
Glass Vegas ‘Go Square Go (Badlands remix)’
Divine ‘Shoot Your Shot’
ORS ‘Dream Machine’
Santogold ‘Lights Out (Tepr remix)’
Late Of The Pier ‘Heartbeat (Hot Chip remix)’
Stereolab ‘Pop Molecule’
RJD2 ‘Get It’
Finale: Queen Of The Stone Age ‘No One Knows’

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label S/S 09 Soundtrack
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