Complementing Carlos Campos‘ Central American runway theme for New York Fashion Week Men’s Autumn/Winter 2016 show was an on point blend of lesser known latin tracks with “Mi Mujer” by Chilean-American electronic label-head, band member, and artist/composer, Nicolas Jaar. David Bowie’s “Boys Keep Swinging” topped it off. The entire set blends together smoothly and works as one singular piece.
To create the mix, Carlos Campos enlisted Labtonic, who regularly works with brands like Duckie Brown, Cushnie et Ochs, Daryl K, Herve Leger, and Vivienne Tam to ensure each show receives proper audio branding.
“Laurent Vacher from Labtonic, who did the music, had the crowd buzzing over those cat calls and selected track lyrics, nearly on par with the tizzy made over the garb on parade. “This music is so awesomely weird,” one front row attendee was overheard whispering to her seat mate gleefully.” – Daily Front Row
Labtonic describes their process in Surface Magazine, “First is to understand the feeling of the event. It can be a world, a movie, a character, even an object (last fall Duckie Brown collection was inspired by a quick view in a kaleidoscope…for the fragrance it was a 30video inside a foggy forest, almost in grayscale)…Then we dig in our music-gem mine to select some tracks that can fit to the feeling of the event, considering also the space, the crowd, the time… ”
Vacher from Labtonic “…layers different pieces of music together with vocal samples and sounds from unexpected sources including rare international tracks, cultivating a multi-sensory experience.” – The Fashion Spot
Each track from their wonderful “gem mine” is separated out below:
The Garifuna Collective “Seremei Buguya”
Jose Larralde “Quimey Neuquen Remix”
Rio Negro “Amazonas”
Nicolas Jaar “Mi Mujer”
David Bowie “Boys Keep Swinging”