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My favourite one is Life in two minutes. :wub2:


life in 2 minutes is one of my faves as well:wub2:


i also like this vid from the live lounge interview




also this isn't an interview but it's lovely:wub2::wub2:


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life in 2 minutes is one of my faves as well:wub2:


i also like this vid from the live lounge interview




also this isn't an interview but it's lovely:wub2::wub2:



Life in two minutes is my second fave after the Milano interview :wub2:


Live lounge teardrops LOVE IT !!!



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January 30, 2008, 1:38 PM

Catching Up With | Mika



The Moment spoke with the rising British pop star

MIKA on the eve of his performance at the

NRJ music awards in Cannes, France, where the

bouncy, mop-headed singer had plenty of reasons

to celebrate.


To name a few: he’s about to kick off a short

North American tour, Marc Jacobs named a bag

from his spring collection “Mika,” and the 24 year

old, Lebanese-born singer recently received his

first Grammy nomination, for Best Dance Recording.


To hear what the excitement is all about for yourself,

check him out February 2nd when he plays at the

Terminal 5 in New York. The last time we checked,

tickets were sold out. Maybe Marc has a stash of tickets.


Congratulations on the Grammy nomination.

How much has dance music influenced the music you make now?

Well, quite a lot actually. I think it’s an odd category for me to be nominated in,

but at the same time I kind of get it, because dance music does influence me.

But I’m not necessarily a pigeon-hole dance artist.


Who are some dance artists that you like?

Well, I think Justice is very good at the moment — and they’re nominated as well.

I think Daft Punk is phenomenal. Those are both French artists. Bonde De Role, who comes from Brazil, is fantastic. Tiga, who comes from Montreal, is also great. Who else? I really like Simian Mobile Disco. You would call that dance, right?


I would. Do you get to out dancing a lot?

I’m not necessarily that big of a clubbing junkie, but I really like dance music as a genre. If I go, I’ll dress nice, but I’ll wear a pair of sneakers, because I intend on dancing.


It’s hard to find a good place to dance here in New York.

Where do you recommend going out?

Well, there is the little place I go to in New York called Lit Bar.*


In the East Village?

Yes, but I like to go down to the secret basement. [Laughs] That is brilliant, because they just play really good, cool New York electro on certain nights, not always. In the basement, that is. And you feel like you’re dancing in some kind of illegal cellar — well you are, really. It’s sort of…


. . . dirty there?

You know, you go with a pair of white shoes and they come out black.



And everyone’s smoking, and everyone’s doing odd things that you’re not supposed to do in New York City. And it’s just a good vibe. I don’t really know that many places in New York to dance. I mean, that’s why I just go there with my N.Y.U. friends.


How do you know New York University students? Did you go to N.Y.U.?

No, I didn’t at all. I know people who go there from London. I don’t know,

I suppose I get around. In more ways than one. [Laughs]


Is there a dream artist collaboration you’d love to work with?

A producer or an artist or . . .

It’s fun to think about, but at the same time I think it’s rather distracting.

I think musically I’m quite a one-man guy, and the people that I collaborate with are people that no one has ever heard of. Like horn arrangers, string arrangers, drummers and people like that. I get to work with Matt Chamberlain, who I think is one of the best drummers in the world. But there are a lot of like designers and visual artists and other kinds of artists that I’m really looking forward to collaborating with in some way over a few years.


Time for a fashion question. Are there certain designers that you love?

Well, I have to say, most of my clothes are designed and made by my mother.



Yeah. My mother and my sisters have a little team together. Everyone that’s on stage with me, like the Brits for example, is wearing clothes designed by them. It’s very hard to find men’s clothes that do what you want, especially when you go through them as quickly as I do. I need them to be flashy, but

I never like to be overdressed. I need to make a statement, but I hate wearing too many clothes. So I want to wear three items in total that do the job for the whole outfit.


It sounds like a lot of work for your poor mom!

Well, I need them for my tours and stuff — so yes, it’s pretty big job. But there are other designers that I really do like. A lot of them are women fashion designers that I look at just, you know, as pieces of art. Alexander McQueen

I think is phenomenal. I think Jean Paul Gaultier has strokes of genius.

I think someone like Hussein Chalayan is really an artist and a creative innovator. I think Marc Jacobs has really capitalized on figuring out what a woman wants to wear; he’s really cornered cool at the moment, if that makes any sense.


So do you follow fashion? Sounds like you do.

I follow designers. I certainly don’t follow fashion. I think fashion, as far as the industry and the whole world that surrounds it, is quite vile, and I’m repelled by it. However, I think that I follow designers in the same way that I follow my favorite musicians, I devour everything they do, and you know, I try and get my hands on stuff. I just look at them as artists. I’ve had a working relationship with Jean Paul Gaultier, in Paris. I’ve met Marc Jacobs, and

I just find those kind of people fascinating.


Great runway shows can give you the chills in a similar way that a good rock concert can.

Absolutely. Look at the famous Alexander McQueen shows, where he would cover the woman in bugs and cover her in moths. Or look at the circus Galliano shows. You dream of making that into a rock show — to take the Rolling Stones circus shows to the next level. [laughs]


Speaking of concerts, you’re coming to New York soon, right?

Yeah. In just under two weeks. I’m trying to do as many different places as possible as opposed to a couple of nights in the biggest cities. But I’m doing everything from, you know, 10,000 people venues down to I think 5,000 something in New York, down to 1,500 in Salt Lake City.


In America our pop stars aren’t very fun any more. Something has happened. We need someone with the energy that you have.

That’s cause they’ve been putting their ugly faces on too many cheap perfume bottles, to try and sell stuff.


So there’s going to be no Eau-de-Mika coming soon?

No way. I would never do something like that.

However, I would consider a line of chewing gum.


Mika performing at the NRJ music awards in Cannes.





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