Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Nike AF1 x Darbotz from Randy Rais on Vimeo.
Indonesian artist Darbotz recently paired with giant sportswear brand Nike to produce a stunning video featuring his trademark monochromatic style. According to the video’s description, the video was done in conjunction with the AF1’s new position in the Nike Sportswear division. To bring his work to life, the piece was animated by Randy Rais with the musical score done by Arianjie.
I’m sure your first reaction to seeing the name of Kanye’s newly leaked song “Robocop” from his now epically anticipated album 808’s and Heartbreaks is either of confusion or amusement or maybe both. What is for certain is that Kanye refuses to follow a normal template for the construction of his new album and is proving it with every new song released. “Robocop” steals its name from the late 80s Cyberpunk cult classic film of the same name. Kanye uses the word as a tongue and cheek reference to a prying significant other. The beat comes equipped with robot sound effects, synthesizer stabs and of course auto tune vocals. The track is welcomed as a bit more lighthearted then we’ve been hearing from Kanye lately.
Kanye West - Robocop
Although we’ve gotten at least two pleasantly morbid track from Kanye’s upcoming opus 808’s and Heartbreak neither of those compare to how utterly emotional “Coldest Winter” is. On this latest leak from the album Kanye pours his heart and soul into the track as he croons to the top of his lungs (with auto tune along for the ride of course) about the running theme on the album, lost love.
Kanye West - Coldest Winter
When a gun or Taser is overkill and a pocket knife won't get the job done, here's a self-defense device that can put a stinging stream of hot pepper balls right where it hurts. FlashLauncher looks like a big flashlight, and it can work like one, too, with its 100-lumen light. But that's going to come in handy when you need to aim those pepperballs right where you want them, made more accurate by laser-assisted aiming.
Multi-faceted musician/entrepreneur Pharrell Williams teamed up with furniture designer Domeau & Pérès earlier in the year to create the critically acclaimed “Perspective” chairs. They are now on display at the Gallerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris.
Friday, October 24, 2008
One of the first ever full length solo Australian hip hop albums, Brad Strut’s Authentic was a landmark release when it dropped in 2001. The Melbourne MC connected with Bias B, Bigfoot, Brisbane icons Brothers Stoney, the original Seany B (4ZZZ’s long running Phat Tape Radio Show) and Ken Oath (750 Rebels) to craft a template for much of the local hip hop that was to follow. The album also features the original Lyrical Commission line-up of Brad, Trem, Bob Balans and Rob Nat. Produced by an all star line-up of Prowla, Lazy Grey, Trem, Seany B, Mnemonic Ascent and Jase, Authentic boasts a dusty production style that helped put Australian hip hop on the world stage. As if proof of this was needed, DJ Numark of Jurassic 5 included lead track “A Good Thing” on his first official DJ mix release, Hands On. In stores October 25th.
Commissioning a series of artists to work their creativity, Reebok thrusts the Pump Omni into the spotlight in this latest pack of the Pump classic (unfortunately little is known regarding the artists). Dominated by striped uppers, each Pump Omni also incorporates white fur liners. Three colors are available in the pack, black/white, blue/orange and tan/white.
Flud Watches was born in 2007 by a few good men who loved the streetwear scene and good business. In an effort to bring the watch back to its rightful place as one of the ultimate accessories, the concept for Flud was born. The Boombox and TableTurns watches are the most stylish and are perfect for the hip-hop junkie!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
01. The Aftermath Begins (Produced By DJ Unexpected For Diggers Union Local 1200)
02. 50 Cent - The Glow (First Released Song By 50 Cent)
03. Eminem - Demon Inside Me (Unreleased Track From “Slim Shady LP”)
04. Dr. Dre Feat. E-A-Ski - Split Personality (Unreleased)
05. 50 Cent - Life’s On The Line (Original Version)
06. Eminem Feat. D-12 (Proof, B-Flat & Eye Kyu) - Dumpin (Rare - 1995)
07. Dr. Dre - Smoking Weed For Hours (Unreleased)
08. 50 Cent Feat. Nas & The Bavehearts - Who U Rep With
09. Eminem Feat. Royce Da 5 9 - Renegade (Original Version)
10. Dr. Dre Feat. Royce Da 5 9 - The Way I Be Pimpin (Original Version Of “Xxplosive”)
11. 50 Cent - If Dead Men Could Talk
12. Eminem - Crackers & Cheese (Demo - 1994)
13. Dr. Dre Feat. Snoop Dogg - Hoe Hopper (Unreleased Track From “The Chronic”)
14. 50 Cent Feat. The Game - Count On Me
15. Eminem - Fuckin’ Backstabber (Demo - 1995)
16. Dr. Dre Feat. Snoop Dogg - Rat-Tat-Tat (Unreleased Original Version)
17. 50 Cent Feat. The Cocoa Brovaz - What’s Poppin Niggaz
18. Eminem Feat. Da Ruckus - We Shine (Alternate Version)
19. Dr. Dre Feat. B-Real & The Soul Assassins - Puppet Master
20. 50 Cent Feat. P-Dap & Pretty Ugly - Hit Em Up (Unreleased)
21. Eminem Feat. Proof, Bugz & Almighty Dreadnaughts - Desperados (Unreleased)
22. Dr. Dre Feat. Snoop Dogg & D’Angelo - Imagine
DJ Unexpected - Year Of The Aftermath
This Friday 24th October @ Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
Tickets: $15 (+bf) presale or $20 at the door
Tickets on sale from: www.newworldartists.net and Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545, Moshtix outlets phonecharge 1300 438 849 or www.moshtix.com.au
MC Verbal from the Teriyaki Boyz continues his side project label, AMBUSH. Rather than the usual blinged out diamond encrusted joints, these new pieces take a musical yet humorous approach. Featuring a Ludwig Van Beethoven bust, the pendants and rings come in solid, metallic and even neon color finishes.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Having recently showcased a perfectly executed range of vinyls during their NOOP show at Rotofugi, Coarsetoys gives a look into their latest creation. Paw! pretty much reflects a bunny on steroids, but other than its massive physique, this vinyl continues the companies commitment to quality engineered silhouette’s.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
CYCLES OF SURVIVAL
AVAILABLE: October 18th
Armed with intellect, ability and flair, Dialectrix, is the latest member of the Obese Records family lighting a fire under the Australian hip hop industry. Consciously thematic and with words deeply personal, his debut album, Cycles of Survival, is a work both polished and introspective. Having honed his abilities as part of Triple J Unearthed winners Down Under Beats, and as a guest on the 2008 Obese Block Party, the now 22-year-old MC is ready to take the scene by storm (inthemix.com), turning on the roof lifting party vibes, the solemn soul searching, and the reflective commentary on life’s unpredictable nature.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Kaws/Original Fake x Nike Air Max’s & apparel that will be released along with the sneakers. It seems like there will be a windrunner and t-shirts in the same colorways as the sneakers.
KAWS added, “I wanted to create a simple shoe that I could wear, with subtle design elements someone could enjoy on a more personal level.”
The OriginalFake Air Max 90 and OriginalFake Air Max 90 Current created in partnership between KAWS and NIKE will be exclusively available on October 18th, 2008 at the following retailers:
Nike Sportswear at 21 Mercer
Nike Sportswear at The Montalbán
1615 Vine Street
Monday, October 13, 2008
The Air Jordan 1 High Laser features an intricate laser design appearing on the mid panel and on the toe box. Furthermore, the rest of the sneaker is composed of a simple black and white color-way and a gum-sole. This particular version of the seems to stand out from the rest of the past Air Jordan 1 models since it incorporate a contemporary concept staying away from the classic two tone look. Unfortunately, a specific release date has yet to be announced.
Our coverage of Jeremy Scott’s latest adidas endeavors continues with a collection for the more edgier enthusiast, whether it be for the guys or for the girls. Jeremy showcases animal inspired pieces including a leopard print all-over logo tee and fully transformed hoody. Rounding out the lineup are more flashier pieces capped off by a brilliantly designed hybrid blazer hoody and two pairs of retro style sneakers.
Made popular by Dee Browns 1991 Slam Dunk contest performance, the Reebok pump has seen a re-emergence within the past few years after falling off in the mid 90’s. Keeping up with the flurry of re-issues, Reebok’s latest drop in the Pump series consists of a Omni Lite and Court Victory models. Featuring black/grey leather uppers, the sneakers combine checkered print designated panels and blue accenting throughout
Not sure how many of the pro basket-ballers would want to wear these Nike Dunk Shoes, dipped in gold, but, the amateurs would sure grab some attention with these. They would, however, have to be wealthy enough to spend $5,405 to own one of these.
Friday, October 10, 2008
What makes a private library baller? How about 3,600 square feet filled with landmark and bejeweled books, an original Sputnik 1 satellite hanging from the ceiling, a chandelier from a James Bond film, and three levels packed with more rare artifacts than your local history museum? As Wire revealed in a recent piece, you’ll find all of this and more in internet entrepreneur Jay Walker’s unbelievable New England crib. The founder of technology think tank Walker Digital, Jay Walker set out to create a space dedicated to the human imagination. The result is a functional fantasy land that serves as a shrine to creativity, and inspiration for anyone looking to build their own baller home library.
How about a milli, in cash? For rapper Lil Wayne’s 26th birthday at Club Mansion in Miami, his adopted-father, Baby a.k.a. Birdman, handed him a briefcase full of $1 million in crisp bills. A tribute to selling one million albums in the first week with Tha Carter III. “Lil Wayne was left speechless. He was almost in tears when he hugged his friend,” according to one party guest. An ice sculpture full of frozen $100 bills served as the centerpiece at the party.
“New Yorkers don’t care about art, they care about pets. So I’m exhibiting them instead. I wanted to make art that questioned our relationship with animals and the ethics and sustainability of factory farming, but it ended up as chicken nuggets singing. I took all the money I made exploiting an animal in my last show and used it to fund a new show about the exploitation of animals. If its art and you can see it from the street, I guess it could still be considered street art."
One of our favorite things about what Banksy has done is that the entire show is completely visible to the public both day and night through the store front windows. And unless you're a hard core Banksy fan, or until someone like us tells you, it's absolutely impossible to know that the work has been done by Banksy. There are no paintings or graffiti in the entire space.
So here's just a taste of what you'll experience in Banksy's "Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill".
What's this? A flying car that will actually exist, roll on real streets and highways and then take off into the wild blue? You betcha. It's more like a drivable airplane, but we'd rather call it a flying car.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The popular skeleton mobile from Original Fake is coming back this season. This time Kaws collaborated with fellow artist Mark Dean Veca on the artwork. The outcome is a skeleton filled with the artwork of Mark Dean Veca. Via HK Anytime.
Back in 2004, Philippe Starck introduced an 18k-gold-plated Flos Gun Collection. For 2008, the designer has updated his this lamp collection with a gloss chrome finish. While there’s still a limited amount of gold Flos Gun lamps floating around for sale, (still a cool buy), we like Starck’s new chrome Flos Collection even better. Pick your chrome gun lamp up for $1,220-$3,270.
The people from The Brilliance sat down with Verbal, the man behind M-Flo, Antonio Murphy & Astro jewelry and one member of the Teriyaki Boyz. They talk about music, fashion, jewelry and more.
Check out the interview here.
Verbal rockin some of his jewelry with Johnny Keepmoving in Tokyo Last week.