Dinner Music: Stella
eighties parisian lounge music
Stella Zekri is a Paris-born, Berlin-based vinyl DJ and vocalist. Starting at young age, she began making music and experimenting with sounds and samples. Her leap to Berlin gave her the opportunity to enrich her music with an education in house music, electro, breakbeat and acid house. Her vinyl sets are known for being genre-defying, with big jumps between tempo, genre or mood. Every song is a statement, and with every song she insists you come along for the ride. Her endless crate-digging also inspires her original music, which blend genres to create a unique, upbeat, captivating sound that keeps you listening.
Détends-toi, Stella’s debut, was released earlier this year. The sounds are like a summer breeze, languid and self-assured. The album isn’t afraid to take hold of genre tropes and fully go there, taking advantage of the big sounds of the eighties. There’s a saxophone solo, sexy synth, spoken word. Détends-Toi is the soundtrack to a dark, sultry night of wine and good food.
Stella - Détends-toi:
Pair this album with:
Kalimotxo. Maybe a chaotic choice, this bev is red wine mixed with coca-cola. It originated in Spain at a festival in the ‘70s (of course) and is a bit of an enigma. It should be bad, but it’s delicious. It’s the perfect drink to start a night out with.
A few Spanish-style tapas, like Potato-and-Mozzarella Croquettes and Chorizo-Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon.
Thank you, thank you.