Photek: High Powered Style


If you pay attention to film scores or if you're a music lover, particularly of tunes that will have you doing more than a head bop or two then you've probably heard the work of record producing DJ, Photek.

Based in Los Angeles, the UK native recently dropped a new album, KU:Palm back in October worldwide. It was also his first album with entirely new content since his 2000 launch of Solaris. His roster of works and remixes includes Lana Del Rey's "Ride" and the films Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Italian Job to name a few.

As a long time fan of the '90s progressive (drum and bass) DJ, I can even remember when a friend of mine introduced me to his music years ago. The new material did not disappoint, and just like any album there were favourites that stood out amongst the rest. So, when I had the opportunity to review the entire album, of course I enjoyed it!
Photek new album
Sounds Like:
For the genre listening veteran the album itself has many outlines in true Photek fashion with drum and bass pinches that drizzle as fast as raindrops, but there's even more! With tracks like "Signals,"or the percussion booming "Pyramid," and "One of a Kind" (featuring Breakage & Veronika Coassolo), there's jazz infused, misty-electro, and almost galaxy embracing melodies that could easily ignite style-waves for the right catwalk. And, yes, with sexy struts aside it's a solid album in my opinion. Photek's also nominated for a 2013 Grammy, a second nomination for him (since 2012), which is not too shabby for his first solely fresh cut album in over a decade.

Music & Style:
Attending concerts and DJ shows are certainly a bit different today than they were five or ten years ago be it the ambiance, technology or merely the way you discover artists now! With decades comes change, but one thing that every show attendee ponders about (at some point) is attire! Depending on who you're going to see do you as a fashionista dress up or perhaps you "dress down" for these types of events? I tend to dress according to my mood.

Here are three outfits that I'd wear to one of Photek's upcoming shows. With several friends who are also DJs and musicians this is pretty much what I've worn to a few venues in the past. So, I thought I would incorporate pieces that relate to items from my own closet. And, above all, my personal style ... just in various tempos.

UK DJs Photek Ku Palm 
The Look #1: Studded earrings (non-dangling earrings, so that they aren't caught on anything), I'd wear my stackable rings, a solid beige glimmer tank, leather jacket and cross-body bag with textured or printed denim, and ankle boots.

The Look #2: A simple jersey Tee dress would work well as a way to colour block the outfit by adding a suede boot and accessories (a neutral/contrasted clutch bag, and spike bracelets with an excellent hat to finish)! 

The Look #3: Maybe dinner before, then a punch of colour would be another good alternative choice! Graphic Tees are perfect for a show night. They're comfortable and can be worn underneath my colourful jacket in case it's cold out. I would pair the outfit with a small cross-body bag, printed skirt, patent flats and gold statement jewellery.

Which style set is your favourite? What was the first concert that you ever attended?

For other tracks to listen to click here: Featuring The Essential Mix on BBC.
Tracks from the new album are available here.
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Album images courtesy of via The Confluence. Style images via Fashion Tales


  1. francesca romana capizzi18 January

    I did know nothing about him, I will listen to these tracks!
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  2. Happy to introduce you to him, danceable and fun tunes! Have a great weekdend! :)

  3. I love the comfortable and casual edge set, it's the perfect look for any concert, I think :)

  4. Wow, it's been ages since I listened to some D n' B! But I do remember his work. As for style, I'm going with colourblocking as that jersey dress looks so comfy but the berry coloured boots are so gorgeous!
    Have a fab weekend!

  5. Dainty Doll18 January

    Oooh loving cool! Amazing tracks!! And I think the clothes you picked go perfectly...I would wear some of these pieces!! I hope you are well doll & have a gorgeous Friday & weekend to come xx

  6. Hi sweetie, these are all such great looks and perfect for the occasion in mind. I think look number two is my favourite though, those t-shirt dresses are just perfect. Haha the first concert I ever went to, was to see a band called S club 7! :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xox 

  7. Chrissie18 January

    Never heard the songs but I will do :) and I love the third look most of all :)

    Greets from the

  8. I havent heard of the artist before but sounds like my kind of music so i have to check it out. Love the last set with the cool graphics and prints, although all the looks are equally chic and styling! Sam

  9. I havent heard of the artist before but sounds like my kind of music so i have to check it out. Love the last set with the cool graphics and prints, although all the looks are equally chic and styling! Sam

  10. Oh, he's the one that does the Pirates of the Caribbean film soundtracks!  I listen to them all the time when I'm doing my fiction writing.

    Look #2 is my favorite.  The hat totally sells it for me!

  11. Awesome looks, darling!
    Especially loving #2!


  12. Definitely the blod attitude, what else?, LOL.
    Much love and happy weekend, dear Madison

  13. Looks # 1 and # 2 are so beyond incredible - I can't even! I want them both!!  :)

  14. These are such cute looks - love the bold attitude!

    The Other Side of Gray

  15. his scores are awesome. gosh, my first rock concert was a Mtv summer concert. i attended different symphonies as a kid though. hahaha i love all 3 looks. it just depends on what type of event you're going to. love #3 madison

  16. kim bim18 January

    amazing post!!! lurv ur picks they absolutely rock!!!

  17. Marcela18 January

    Beautiful selection!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  18. I really loved this post and how you bridge music and fashion!  Great review and I love the first and second looks!!

  19. haha, yes, it takes me back to the uni days! Good tunes! Happy weekend dear. x

  20. haha, thanks Daniella for sharing about your first concert! oh the memories! So glad that you liked the post. I loved all, especially #2 as well.  :)

  21. Thank you Kizzy! Glad that you enjoyed the tracks and my outfits, so far #2 and #1 are favourites! Enjoy the w/e! :-)

  22. Oh to Be a Muse18 January

    Thanks for telling me about this DJ. Love that you included looks you would wear to a Photek show. I like the clutch in the second look and both jackets in the first and third looks.

  23. I like Photek's stuff a lot. I used to work as a DJ or years and now as I have quit I still try to keep updated about the music scene.

    I don't actually remember what was the 1st concert I even went to.  It was some local one. 1st big one must have been Judas Priest.

    Love the Ziggy Stardust tee btw.

    x, Lara

  24. Emmy MW18 January

    Gosh...I must've been living under a rock coz I've never heard of him before. TY for the info, and love the first set of outfit you picked out:)

  25. Viktoriya Sener18 January

    I like so much set#1! I've attended many concerts, so I even don't remember which was first)

  26. ..thanks for your thoughtful comment, have a great weekend! Sam

  27. I love the Comfortable and casual edge set!
    My first Concert I think was when Akon came to Nigeria I was 14 then but went with my big uncles!
    I cried my eyes out so they couldn't say no to me.
    Have a lovely weekend dear!

  28.  I think as well. Thanks for your comment Cee.

  29. Love all three outfit ideas!
    Have a fabulous weekend!LA By Diana Live Magazine

  30. chris ed19 January

    Cool post! I love the first look the most! have a nice weekend dear:) kisses chris

  31. Rosa Car19 January

    I love tis post!! Kiss

    Rose Style

  32. I love the first look, the little beige coloured across the body bag is pretty perfect.

  33. I don't think I've ever been to a live concert.  How lame am I?  I love all three looks esp the red/navy leopard skirt in look 3.

  34. I really like your #3 look of graphics and patterns! That is super fun!
    Thank you for visiting my blog! ;-)

  35. lovely post about music and fashion! would listen to the songs!
    happy weekend
    xoxostyle frontier

  36. great post and i love the first composition, great inspirations!

  37. Wow, I love the first and last outfit!

    Kisses, Lucy :) 

  38. I agree great DJ, & music! :) Thanks for reading Kim!

  39. I'm going to check out Photek on Spotify sounds kinda dope. I think concert fashion depends on the venue and who you;re going to see. I dress more nowadays based on the venue. There have been a few occasions when I've ended up in a bit of a sweatpit with poor ventilation so something that will keep you cool is paramount.

  40. Yuliekendra20 January

    great post & blog! Maybe we follow each other!? let me know :) greetings

  41. really loving 1 and 3 =) 

  42. Hi hun, yes, that's him! Very talented he is! So glad that you liked the outfits too! Hope your Sunday is going well.

  43. Oh? Wow, that's so interesting, even a symphony? Hopefully you will be able to go to one in the future! Thanks for the comment.   :)

  44. Thanks so much Eva! 

  45. Sounds like a fun concert! Thanks for reading the post, #1 &#2 seems to be a grand favourite.

  46. :) I know I had to think about my first ever concert as well. :)

  47. Thanks doll! I pput something I loved in each look! Glad that you liked them.

  48. Excellent Sam! Happy to introduce you to him. I think you'll love the music, especially some of the new stuff. xo

  49.  Yes, do check it out. Yes, venue is absolutely what I think about when deciding on what to wear to a show (other than my mood)! Hope you enjoy the coming week! :)

  50. These outfits are so awesome!  I especially love the first one, I would totally wear it.  I've never heard of this artist, but I'll have to check him out!  I'm normally more of a rap/hip-hop fan but ain't nothing wrong with listening to some new jams.

  51. Thanks for the introduction, I'm going to google his bio and You Tube his music.
    I wear a lot of my concerts tees with skirts and dressy slacks to go to work.

  52. I like the 3rd style set. Looks like fun!

  53. loving #1! those studs r just for me

  54. Awesome, and I love all these looks! Xo Megan,

  55. The three looks are awesome! Great styling.


  56. His music is great! And I love the first two outfits :)

  57. I love the first set the best, although all of them are great. Ahh, the first concert I ever went to, was probably when I was 16 and it was probably some radio station concert, haha.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  58. Margaret Cruzemark21 January

    So simple but yet so stylish. Loved  it!

    Best Regards

    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  59. Love the 1st and 3rd...all are definitely rock star appropriate! 

    Thanks for stopping by! So glad you found me - I'm your newest follower!

  60. a leather jacket is always a good thing :)

  61. I'm familiar with the name, but only with seeing it attached to remixes of other songs; I'll have to see if there is some solo stuff on spotify.

    love the second look, great boots!

  62. Personally I love the 3rd look because it's more true to me but also because you paired it with flats...and you know that dancing is an essential part of any good concert ;)
    Better to be able to dance the night away than have to have pain in your feet from heels.

  63. Just listen to some of his music now and it's great!  I also love all of these looks.  I'd be either #1 or #2.  My first concert was waaay back in '85.  I saw Phil Collins one night and then The Power Station the next night.  It was a concert extravaganza! :)

    Hope you are doing well, sweetie! xoxo

  64. TheChicSheet22 January

    Great post!!


  65. Fashionably Yours22 January

    Lovely looks and a great post!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  66. Thanks Steph! Yes, I tend to like many genres since my friends cover different tunes in the spectrum.  If you like D&B, beats you may enjoy some of his stuff. Thanks for your comment.

  67. Great! Happy that you gave it a listen!

  68. Excellent! And, how cool that you used to be a DJ! Thanks for reading and sharing yoiur first concert memory /Madison :)

  69. Thanks dear. So glad that you gave it a listen. Hope the weekend is going well. xx

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