Tag: La Musique

How I fell in love with house music

september 6, 2017 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, spirituality, musique du jour

I have wanted to share my music narrative with you for literally years – since the inception of this blog and my YouTube channel. I hope you come away with a deeper understanding of why I named this endeavor L’Amour et la Musique, and I would love to hear any of your thoughts and musings on music’s place in your life, house music/culture, or how you experience vibrational bliss. You can watch this video here. xoxo, mercedes.

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March Eco-Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites, Mini-Vlog + Playlist <3

march 30, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

I’m a bit late getting up the embedded playlist of my favorite tracks of the month, but as I said on IG – two videos a week is kind of a LOT to manage if you work full time! I’m doing my best though – a forever work in progress. I also decided to include some vlog footage from my recent trip to the SXM Music Festival in St. Martin/Sint Maarten in the middle of the month. I’ll never tire of looking at images of the beaches there, especially at sunset (my favorite time of day).

My music favorites this month actually don’t really reflect much about the festival, except for the one YokoO track I included. I got REALLY into Chez Damier early in March, and he dj’ed in Boston the weekend after I was back in town. Honestly he wasn’t great live, the night I saw him, but some of the tracks I have of his are just BLISS – intensely classic deep house with soulful vocals that are lushful perfection. There’s a new-to-me Francis Harris track remixed by Black Light Smoke that I’ve been really loving, and the Caius track is a bit of an odd throw in, but I really have been listening to it a bunch! I found it through a Michelak vlog this month, and filed it away to use in a future video myself. It reminds me of how much I used to love what they covered (ASHANTI’S FOOLISH ZOMG THROWBACK!).

February Natural Beauty + Musique Favorites

february 28, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists


February was an *amazing* month for me – I felt like I was overflowing with love and positive vibes pretty much the entire time. See everything I was gushing about here, or watch below:

February was also a beautiful music month for me – just found tracks that REALLY resonated. Larry Heard is A GENIUS, the Thugfucker set the third track is pulled from is bliss, Marie Dahlstrom is *always* on point, and the track by The Revenge is trรฉs sexy. Hope you enjoy the vibes…

1. Ananda Project – I Hear You Dreaming (Larry Heard Nocturnal Mix)
2. Larry Heard – Missing You (Original Mix)
3. Viana + Miguel Garji – The Black Mountain (Soul Minority Mix)*
4. Marie Dahlstrom – Crashing Down
5. The Revenge – Just Be Good To Mario feat. Danielle Moore (Original Mix)

*From Thugfucker’s Burning Man 2012 Mix which I *HIGHLY* recommend –


January Eco-Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites // January PLAYLIST

january 31, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

January was a MONTH for me, let me tell you. Lots of transition! And challenges! Mercury was retrograde most of the month too, so I kind of partially blame that. Anyhow things are getting back into smoother waters, and I’m no longer wearing my glasses out of the house (thank god). Find out more in my January Eco-Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites:

Products Mentioned –
Mahalo Balm http://bit.ly/1QytwJ2
In-Shower Facial Steam/Balm Cleanser Remover Technique (read about here: http://bit.ly/1PmQqll)
[ Cleansers mentioned:
In Fiore Lustra Cleansing Essence* http://bit.ly/1T544Jx
In Fiore Treate Cleansing Emulsion* http://bit.ly/1T5424g
One Love Organics Vitamin B Cleansing Oil http://bit.ly/1ROr2a8 ]
Uma Beauty-Boosting Face Oil http://bit.ly/1GqHwul
Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer (it’s in new packaging now) http://seph.me/1WRDS77
Alima Pure Eye Pencil in Coffee http://bit.ly/1QKxGgP
Honest Beauty TrueVelvet Eyeliner in Truly Cocoa http://bit.ly/1Hb4nkP
Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick in Pecan http://seph.me/1ZrqNky
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk http://bit.ly/1rqe4QT
Hubalou Wrap Hair Towel in Blueberry http://www.hubalou.com
Earth Mama Angel Baby Lotion in Vanilla Orange http://bit.ly/1nsnUEd
Zara Blanket Scarf (mine is from last year) http://bit.ly/1WREglW
doTerra Citrus Bliss essential oil blend http://bit.ly/1qRgYyg
Four Sigma Foods: Mushroom Coffee with Cordyceps, Mushroom Coffee with Lion’s Mane, Hot Cacao with Reishi http://bit.ly/1P1CzgO

And while I wasn’t on a big music kick this month (some months go by where I find literally NO good new beats), but here were a few things I kept on repeat –

Bedouin’s Friday Sunrise Robot Heart Burning Man 2015 Mix on Soundcloud –

Music Monday + Inaugural Embedded Playlist

november 30, 2015 | by: mercedes | filed under: playlists

I’ve been wanting to curate monthly playlists for a long time [and as an aside, it’s always one of my long term goals to regularly record and post my own mixes]. I always end my monthly favorites videos with La Musique and end up linking to tracks on YouTube or Soundcloud but I know that’s extra effort and really probably no one clicks through to those links.

Now it’s easier! You can hear my top tracks of the month all in one convenient spot! Here’s some of my faves from the month of November, some of which I mentioned at the end of my November Favorites video. I *really* hope you enjoy. Stay Gold <3


If you like any of these tracks, please consider supporting the artists by purchasing them for your own music library. All can be purchased on Beatport, except for the Nina Simone remix which is only available for purchase on CD format off Amazon.