DAILY SHPIEL

  • Jan302016

    Ideas for the Living Room from North Korea

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    Stumbled across a documentary on North Korea the other day, where the hosts were taken on tour to all of the nations staple landmarks. One in particular stood out, in the form of the International Friendship Exhibition, which is located 150 kilometers north of Pyongyang, on the Mysterious Fragrant Mountain – Myohyangsan.

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  • Jan142016

    Moodymann: Sounds of Detroit

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    Moodymann – a controversial and almost fiction-like character, an icon and a legend. Kenny Dixon Jr or Moodymann as he is known to most, represents the electronic wave of mastermind producers from Detroit.

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  • Dec242015

    Listen: Grand Central Translations a mix by Qool DJ Marv

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    An absolute gem of an album, mixed by Phili based Qool DJ Marv.

    Comprised solely of artists and song titles produced from the once great and now defunct, Grand Central Records.

    Grand Central Records were responsible for breeding countless UK underground acts, from Rae & Christian, to Mr Scruff, as well as none other than AIM.

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  • Dec222015

    Looking back on Channel U

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    Was listening to Imperial Squad’s memorable classic, Just a Link, and it brought me back to the Channel U days, where anyone can be famous.

    It is a music channel, focusing on playing upcoming UK urban/grime/hip-hop music and has helped the breakthrough for acts such as Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal, Chipmunk, and N-Dubz.

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  • Dec182015

    Documentary: Go deep with this New Zealand gangbanger

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    The homie Tom Gould is a reputed film maker, music video director and photographer. Over the past few years, he has been credited for making some timeless music videos for the likes of Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, Sean Price, Large Professor, J Love amongst others. Tom has spent the last few years based in New York documenting the streets and the sub cultures while building a career as a reputed film director.

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  • Dec182015

    Artist to check out, Daniel David Freeman

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    Daniel David Freeman is a London based illustrator, designer and multi-media artist whose work is heavily influenced by his record collection, with his cut-and-paste collages and boldly-outlined graphics often referencing his favorite reggae covers. He runs Ranks London and supplies artwork for club night and label GETME!

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  • Dec152015

    CCTV Subversions by LUSH

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    the self proclaimed #1 asshole of graffiti LUSH is at it again with his new series, of CCTV subversions with tiny installations on security cameras. These sculptures ranging from dead cops, bodily functions and featuring quite a lot of his standard nakedness and paint splatters are hilarious, dark and completely captivating. It is unknown if the works are intended as a statement against law enforcement and the prevention against graffiti, regardless of the idea though, it’s pretty rad.

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  • Dec142015

    Sold Out: The Underground Economy of Supreme Resellers

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    Complex released a trailer to their four part series Sold Out: The Underground Economy of Supreme Resellers that grants viewers a look of the illicit market of reselling Supreme.

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  • Dec142015

    Ugo Gattoni X Hermes

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    Ugo Gattoni is a French Illustrator living in Paris. His art is characterised by crisp, detailed line work and a playful imagination. The young artist recently worked with luxury brand Hermes, to create his piece Hippopolis, which depicts “A ginormous and phantasmagorical architecture inhabited by horses.”

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  • Dec142015

    Once Upon A Time in Shao Lin

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    Back in March 2015, it was announced that Wu Tang Clan would only be making one copy of their new album, titled “Once upon a time in Shaolin”. The album was to be put up for auction and the priviledge of hearing the songs would be bestowed only to the eventual buyer. Who, according to a recent press release, has been found! The album, along with a hand-carved nickel silver box designed by Moroccan artist Yahya, a gold-leafed certificate of authenticity and a leather-bound book containing the album’s lyrics and stories was bought by a “private american collector”.

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