Moodymann: Sounds of DetroitRead more
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.
Listen: Grand Central Translations a mix by Qool DJ MarvRead more
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.
Looking back on Channel URead more
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.
Documentary: Go deep with this New Zealand gangbangerRead more
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.
Artist to check out, Daniel David FreemanRead more
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!
CCTV Subversions by LUSHRead more
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.
Sold Out: The Underground Economy of Supreme ResellersRead more
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.
Once Upon A Time in Shao LinRead more
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”.
Analog: Tokyo Pt. 1Read more
Welcome to “Analog”. In this new bi-weekly segment of our blog, we will be laser focused on everything relating to the world of film photography. This will include photography essays, interviews, gear reviews and much much more.
For our introductory post, “Tokyo Pt. 1”, we share with you photos of some shady players celebrating in Tokyo’s Shinto festival in July, 2015. Part 2 will be dropping next week. Please enjoy.
Camera: Contax G2 w/ Databack
Lens: 21mm, 45mm, 90mm
Spotlight: Jazzy Sport RecordsRead more
A must do for anyone who travels to Japan. Jazzy Sport is a music collective and two record stores. In every aspect of business, Jazzy Sport carries a reputation for quite simply doing things right; a flag bearer to sit alongside the underground beat labels of the world.