This piece appears as part of “Not In Paris,” an online exhibition hosted and curated by Highsnobiety. Head here to see the full series.
Zack Bia is a DJ and known for his #ClubQuarantine Instagram Lives with Pedro Cavaliere which took place at the nascent stages of lockdown. As everyone from Virgil Abloh, Drake, and Luka Sabbat tuned in to participate in a party taking place entirely on social media, it was a prophetic glimpse into our new normal.
For “Not In Paris,” we asked Bia to mix a set that speaks to the break-neck speed of a Fashion Week after-party.
“The beauty of PFW has always been reuniting with all of friends that live in different parts of the world. It’s like assembling the avengers, the kids from NY, London, Tokyo, etc… all come together and we get to take over Paris like it’s our playground. We get to go back to our favorite restaurants, see our friends creative vision come to life at shows or pop ups and really just go on these adventures. Everything happens spur of the moment. The mix I made is supposed to represent driving to Miznon with Arthur Kar in the G. It features songs Pedro and Daniel would play at the peak of a dance party. It’s the songs we talk about with Virgil at Ferdi or the ones we play in a last minute hijacking of the DJ booth at the Baccarat Hotel. It’s stuff I would play at like a Silencio after party, Luka with a mic in hand, music traveling from all over at the speed of sound.”
Check out the playlist below, opening with a classic track from Frank Ocean.
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