Random tracks from filmmaker Marie-Michele Jasmin-Belisle
Marie-Michele Jasmin-Belisle is a French Canadian filmmaker and owner of 8H51 Art Design Nouveau Cinema. When she’s not traveling and working around the world, she resides in Albuquerque. A music fan with eclectic taste, we ask the auteur behind Le Chat Lunatique’s upcoming first music video to share five random tracks.
1) “Doo Wop (That Thing)” • Lauryn Hill • The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
“Hmmm. Love that girl, love that song. Probably one of my all-time favorites. I remember first seeing the music video for it back home in Montreal and having unlimited respect for Miss Hill—especially since I was so in love with her in her Sister Act 2 days.”
2) “Act 2, Scene 12: Chocolate (Spanish Dance)” • Tchaikovsky • The Nutcracker
“Ha! So I was raised on ballet music, opera and classical everything. Tchaikovsky is my favorite composer, and The Nutcracker my favorite suite. Now that my sister lives in England, I get to have real Dickensian Christmases there and float around in Victorian and Edwardian homes drinking tea, having plum pudding and listening to this. On repeat.”
3) “Trigger Hippie” • Morcheeba • Parts of the Process
“Skye, their lead singer, may have one of the best female voices ever—along with Otis Redding as the male counterpart. I love their album cover too, with the gold Buddha and the modern red chair (though this song isn’t even on that album). Well, just perfect lounging music. A little world of chill vibes with great beats, a unique sound and the most soulful voice.”
4) “Lololmah” • CloudFace • Secrets of the Invisible
“Quadruple 'Ha!' An artist reaaallly close to my heart. CloudFace (Navajo/Hopi) is a brilliant producer and hip-hop instrumentalist from New Mexico. This track is named after his daughter, and is just as perfect, cinematic, sexy, airy and beautiful as the rest of the album, Secrets of the Invisible. Find it on iTunes, and find him B-boying on the dance floor at the Tiki Lounge or showing paint on the walls of local galleries. Art, music, dance, love. Lololmah means 'precious gift' in Hopi.”
5) “Doin Time (Snoop Time Remix)” • Snoop Doggy Dogg feat. Sublime • “Doin' Time”
“So, as previously stated, I was kind of raised on opera. I remember watching Porgy and Bess on PBS (prior to speaking English) and crying my heart out, but loving the 'Summertime' beat. So here we go, in its perfect summer song incarnation, a 'Summertime' remix by funky Sublime and Snoop Dogg.”
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