Au Chocolat Show
I was planning to report you about Wednesday’s supersoul revue with Sharon Jones & the Dap-kings and The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker but something else come up. Out of the blue a friend of mine invited me to accompany her to a special soirée on Thursday for a taste of exclusive chocolates and assorted Italian wines. I don’t know much about wines and even less about chocolates but I know that Pierre Marcolini’s chocolates are among the finest in the world. Because it’s the season for Tartufo d’Alba, he’s currently producing a limited supply of chocolates with white truffles. Needless to said that this is pretty expensive stuff and worth a try if you can get it for free.
So, the whole idea of the evening was to invite people over to his factory in Brussels, show them the plant and the process of making fine chocolate, let them taste his new creation and some great wines to go along and tell them all about a book he’s currently making about his love for chocolate and which will be released in December. I was told that it was originally intended to be released at the same time as the soirée but 8 month’s of planning and preparing a high prestige publication is rather (too) short.
Anyway, it was a fun and a very tasteful experience. As a result, I was asking myself whether I could do something, music wise, with chocolate and it turned out to be the case. A quick check up showed me that I had quite a large supply of chocolate and candy related music.
It turns out to be a hot topic, especially among the French, in brasil and Latin America in general. A strange conclusion is the fact that cacoa, as a subject, is rather something for roots orientated and worldbeat music while candy on the other hand is something that mostly pop musicians deal with. It makes sense though, if you think of it.
Olivia Ruiz – La Femme Chocolat
Joe Dassin – Le Petit Pain au Chocolat
Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing
Chocolate Buttermilk Band – Can't Let Go
Kylie Minogue – Chocolate
Chocolate Puma – Always And Forever (original mix)
Chocolate Puma – Always And Forever (DJ Antoine mix)
Chocolate Puma – Always And Forever (Till West & DJ Delicious remix)
Sopor Aeternus – Some Men are like Chocolate
Snow Patrol – Chocolate
Xuxa – É De Chocolate
Special Others – Cacao
Alpha Blondie – Café Cacao
Chico Che – Cascarita De Cacao
Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
The Dramatics – Beware Of The Man (With The Candy In His Hands)
Iggy Pop & Kate Pierson – Candy
Cameo – Candy
As a little cherry on top, the videoclip for Olivia Ruiz', La Femme Chocolat.