Homies from around the way: Shark WeekRead more
Shark Week – not to be confused with your favourite show on Animal Planet – is probably the best thing we have come across since the days of oversized basket ball jerseys, country grammar and gilets..not with out mention of the one and only Fashion Killa!
Spotlight: Q&A with Laurent SegretierRead more
We had the pleasure of sitting down with the talented artist Laurent Segretier. Laurent has been a house hold name in Hong Kong for quite some time, cementing himself firmly amongst the top tier of international artists living in the city. We recently caught up with him during Art Basel where he was showcasing his latest project with Beijing’s LEAP magazine.
Logo work by Cey AdamsRead more
Cey Adams, a New York City native, emerged from the downtown graffiti movement to exhibit alongside fellow artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He appeared in the historic 1982 PBS documentary Style Wars which tracks subway graffiti in New York.
Spotlight: Q&A with Arvid LoganRead more
Logan is a part of the young music-and-art collective Letter Racer, which notably includes the rap group Ratking, for whom Logan has designed clothing and album art.
Smoker’s Minute: Megu, BLACK WEIRDOSRead more
These days it seems like every streetwear brand is turning to fitness, or looking for any answer to mimic a so-called formula that has been tried and tested. However, we feel that this is definitely not the case for Japanese label Black Weirdos.
Al FlictionRead more
Air Wear NYC was known for being the top producer of airbrushed, portrait fashions based clothing within the Hip Hop community. One of its most popular tribute works, a portrait of the R&B princess, Aaliyah, was one of the first shirts to be released and was later seen at various award ceremonies and music videos.
Smoker’s Minute: Egg Shell StickersRead more
It was a great pleasure to check out for the first time the studio space of, our friends and peers, Stan and Nathan’s two of the most talented, reputable and biggest names in graffiti throughout the region.
The guys have changed the graf game globally for the best, by adding fuel to the fire, in the ever booming art form of sticker tagging.
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.