Jeff Meltz is Owner and Creative Director at The Culture of Me.
What was the food highlight of your year?
My food highlight every year is actually every December when I go to Art Basel Miami Beach and I get to have David’s Cafe’s cafe con leche. I don’t know what it is, it’s just the best Cuban coffee ever. For food though, I had this amazing meal at Back Forty here in New York City, and the dessert was these freshly made doughnuts and salted caramel ice cream that was so good I started laughing. I couldn’t stop.
What was the music highlight of your year?
The Red Bull Music Academy came to New York this year and I got to check out the studio spaces before the sessions began, and it was incredible. But during the week they did a ‘Culture Clash’ competition between these four crews that I love a ton (Que Bajo, Federation Sound, Young Guru & Just Blaze, and Trouble & Bass. To finish off their final battles, the guests that the crews brought out were the stuff of legend: Tifa, Kardinal Official, Flatbush Zombies, Nina Sky, Cam’ron, 2 Chainz, Jadakiss, Styles P, Bun-B, Wale, Lady Lesshur, Jahdan Blakkamore, and Robin S even came out to do “Show Me Love”(!!!!) It was just one of those nights I won’t ever forget.
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
I want this one to be less about me (most of my music & food coming together stories involve new music and eating tacos or pizza) so I’ll just say that the greatest thing that happened that involves these two things colliding was probably the video for Anamanaguchi’s “Endless Fantasy”, where the band put a piece of pizza in space. Not to be missed.