When we went to Bäco Mercat a few weeks back, we thought we saw a familiar face. Not someone we actually knew but one of those familiar faces of a person you realize you don’t actually know personally but know from seeing them in magazines or online. We had a moment like that while at Bäco: we thought we saw musician Kim Ann Foxman of Hercules & Love Affair. We did a double take, thought about it for a minute, then sent a Tweet out to her to see if she, too, was grabbing a bite that night. Sure enough, we got a little Tweet back in no time that, yes, she too was at the Mercat. Knowing she’s a super New Yorker, we had to reach out to her to see what she thought about Los Angeles and to hear about what she was in town for.
What brings you to Los Angeles?
I was recently there DJing for an event that Scion put on. I will be there again this month, May 19th, DJing along with Tim Sweeney for a party called Making Shapes. I think it’s gonna be super fun. I’m excited.
How long are you in town?
I was there for 24 hours last time. But, this time I’ll be there for four nights, which will be great to have some time there.
What neighborhood did you stay in? What were your thoughts on that part of town?
I was in a hotel Downtown. It was alright, convenient to where my gig was and I ate some really good dinner. I also went to the farmers market in the day which was nice. This time I’ll be around West Hollywood.
How many times have you visited Los Angeles? What do you think of the city?
I have been to LA a lot. I went to collage in SF so it wasn’t so far away. I like LA. It’s totally fun, and I have lots friends there. I love the sun, and lots of good food, and plenty of nice bars. Good times.
What was the best part of your trip?
Hanging with my homie, Missy, and dinner and drinks were really nice. I had fun DJing too.
Could you see yourself living here?
I think about it sometimes, especially in the winter :) I think you get a really nice life living in LA. Nice houses. It’s comfortable in many ways. It’s a little far from Europe, though. And, these days, I’m in Europe so much. I really love living in New York though, but maybe one day in the future I could wind up there. We shall see. I’d be really into having a place in NY and LA. That would be pretty dreamy. The only thing I’m not crazy about in LA is how much time you have to spend driving around there in traffic: I prefer to drive on special occasion, that way it’s still actually fun.
We’re super pumped we got to share her thoughts on Los Angeles as we’re huge fans of her work. We can only hope she moves to our town at some point or, if not, at least share her knowledge in music to locals so we can have some awesome home grown dance music. For more on Kim, give her a Like on Facebook, a follow on Twitter, and check out her Soundcloud for some sweet tunes, including the new mix she did for i-D magazine.