Tonight at Lion & Bright
(10pm, free), DJ T-Woo
) launches the first episode of VIBES
, his new weekly 'DJ and chill' night. Every Thursday, T-Woo is gonna bring us his favourite "rap, funk, house, weird stuff and remixes" to sooth our music-loving souls as we get some drink on and eat some fancy fucking snacks (that jerky
). One of the DJs behind Bleu Nuit
and The Jam
, and his own rap night, Doin' Damage
), T-Woo approached Lion & Bright about filling up the cafe with that good music once a week, and they were totally down.
"I want the night to be different from my other, more dance-floor oriented nights," says Wood, "It'll be more of a weekly neighbourhood meeting spot. A night where you could just meet your friends for a drink in a more relaxed atmosphere with a good soundtrack." Why should you come out and VIBE? Wood answers: "Because Lion & Bright is sweet, because it's free, because their food and drinks are on point, because there always seems to be good-looking well-dressed people there AND because the music will be carefully selected by yours truly!" Sounds dope. I can't wait.
Good-looking and well-dressed
To get T-Woo in the mood, I asked him to pair up some of his choice tracks with drinks from Lion & Bright's carefully designed cocktail menu
. I think you should try them all. Baby, I have.
Cocktail: BOURBON SOUR (Buffalo Trace bourbon, lemon, egg white, bitters)
Pairs well with: UGK - "International Players Anthem"
BECAUSE: "Because both are from the south and I could see Pimp C
(RIP) and Bun B
drinking them at a summer BBQ. The sweetness of the southern rap also nicely balances out the sour."
Cocktail: CLASSIC MARTINI (Tito's Vodka or Citadelle Gin, lemon or olive)
Pairs well with: Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"
BECAUSE: "Both classics, both timeless, both damn good after a long day at work."
Cocktail: CORPSE REVIVER #2 (Gin, Lillet, Cointreau, lemon, Pernod, twist)
Pairs well with: Midnight to Monaco - "Suicide Remix"
BECAUSE: "Alot of elements to this drink.... and it's like a remix of the original. Pairs well with this remix of a Midnight to Monaco song I am obsessed with at the moment. Lots going on in this song, but it all comes together for something interesting and delicious."
Cocktail: MARTINEZ (Gin, Vermouth, Maraschino, Cointreau, orange bitters/twist)
Pairs well with: Drake & Future - "Big Rings"
BECAUSE: "I have no other explanation other than I've been looking at the cocktail menu and I think Drake would like this drink. What do I know though? ... What a time to be alive."
Cocktail: MARGARITA (Cazadores Tequila, Cointreau, syrup, lime)
Pairs well with: Ninetoes - "Finder"
BECAUSE: "Margaritas = Vacation. This song sounds like vacation. I think it's the steel drums, I'm a sucker for steel drums."