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Miike Snow and Spank Rock helping you get your dance on this weekend Get your weekend started with this track from Karlsson & Winnberg featuring Spank Rock. The Swedish production duo, who are also part of the Swedish band Miike Snow, have written songs for Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Kelis. They even won a Grammy for their work on Britney Spears' "Toxic" and you know anyone responsible for that song knows what they're doing. "The Dance" is a new single with a healthy dose of hip hop from Spank Rock. Check out the track below and if you want to hear more from Spank Rock, his new album Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar you can stream it here.
Fashion can get a little confusing when you're shopping for clothes to keep you cool while flipping through new collections full of looks to warm you up. By the time one season finally settles in, you've forgotten if wedges are for fall, pre-fall or resort. The exception is in the hemisphere. Australians may call it a "fall" collection but Alice McCall's airy little dresses are ready to wear right away for those of us in the North. McCall must know the power of her Down Under ways because she spent 10 years in London as a stylist. She worked for MTV and then freelanced to the stars, from Kelis to Marianne Faithful. When she made the move to designer, she also made the move back home to Sydney. Primarily skirts and dresses, McCall often plays with cut-outs and macrame gaps through the f/w '10 collection titled, "The Harlem Renaissance." Whenever the designs show a little skin, the unexpected location makes it as whimsical as it is sexy. With tights, boots and a jacket over top, the dresses will easily transition to fall...whenever your fall is.
Kelis, is the latest celebrity target of animal activist group PETA. After recieving a personailzed letter from PETA and its president Ingrid Newkirk, Kelis responded in a MySpace statement saying things like, "Find a worthwhile cause like the women being maimed in these Middle Eastern countries. Or female circumcision. Or women's rights here in America, we still get paid less for doing the same jobs as men." Kelis definitely has no plans on putting down her fur anytime soon, or ever for that matter. Read the full response here. We caught the furry lady at APHEX in Los Angeles last night and she was not wearing any fur--that said, she sure looked fabulous! Check out her latest track with Basement Jaxx after the jump.