Wednesday, May 29, 2013
160 bw and colour pages / perfect binding / holographic cover Featuring the work of: Antoine Caecke, Billy Ogawa, Blood Wonder, Carsten Guth, Chelsey Pettyjohn, Connor Annal, Coto Reich, Dase, HARD, Helene Jeudy, Johannes Gierlinger, Jon Vaughn, Jozef Tusan, Kevin Durkin, KYLAM, Marcus Carne, Marvin De Deus, M0RE, Pablo Boffeli, Ricardo Passaporte, ssuicidee, Thomas Pregiato, Thomas Raimondi, Travis Stearns, Tyler Axtell, Zigendemonic and more…
Friday, May 24, 2013
Eastpak x Raf Simons IV
HITTING THE RUNWAY ON JANUARY 16TH, BOTH STYLES IN THE CATWALK COLLECTION ARE INSPIRED BY THE ICONIC EASTPAK DAYPACK, REVISITED WITH RAF SIMONS' DISTINCTIVE HAUTE COUTURE VISION.
FROM THE HIGH-END, SILKY JACQUARD FABRICS AND SHINY WEBBING TO THE POLISHED HARDWARE AND EMBROIDERED LOGO, THESE HIGH-END DAYPACKS FIT SEAMLESSLY IN SIMONS’ OVERALL COLLECTION AND EXUDE AN UNMISTAKABLY LUXURIOUS LOOK AND FEEL. INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES SUCH AS BLIND HEMS AND HIDDEN STITCHING CREATE A DISCRETE, HARMONIOUS PLAY OF PATTERNS, FORMS AND COLORS: 6 STRIPED PATTERNS AND 7 BLOCK COLORS IN ALL.
AVAILABLE FROM SELECTED RETAILERS AS OF JUNE 2013, THE EASTPAK X RAF SIMONS IV COLLECTION FEATURES THE SAME STYLES AND PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES AS THE CATWALK COLLECTION. RAF SIMONS’ ORIGINAL FABRICS AND TRIMS ARE MATCHED WITH CUSTOM-DESIGNED EASTPAK MATERIALS MADE TO THE BRAND’S LEGENDARY QUALITY STANDARDS IN A SELECTION OF LIMITED-EDITION COLORS: PURPLE, NAVY, BLACK/SILVER STRIPE AND BROWN/NAVY STRIPE.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Cleaning Tapes - Helical Scans
Debut Compilation album on the Cleaning Tapes imprint, originally planned as a VHS release, this 10 track Cassette is now ready to ship. Complete with a 40minute video viewable via URL printed inside the cassette sleeves…. With each artist showcasing a unique palette of sonic experimentation, vivid colour and shape beam through the bulk of each track and a slouch towards low fidelity binds the tracks together. Almost a year in the making and certainly worth the wait, this cassette is packed with perfectly compiled and refreshingly unique tracks from the minute the tape is loaded in, all the way until the reels stop turning. The music is best listened to whilst watching the intoxicatingly hallucinogenic visuals alongside, but the label itself have done very well to picture the music and turn it into words, so here we go: “Upfront is Wanda Group laying an unsteady foundation with the blown out and oozing downer OVERR AREA. Over his shoulder drags the primordial cut n paste assemblage of EMV and DTCPU clustering together and falling to bits next to the bolstering of Huerco S’ claustrophilic 3000AB before the play-it-cool dysphoria of Sagat’s Sigh washes over the lot and falls back. Moving to the back we find Bantam Lions just sitting-off in a corner, dead laid back, with his warm, colourful and moderately experimental, off-trend house music and peculiar rhythms, yearning for simpler times. Microburst serves up gritty layers of found sound, dotted synthetics and lush ukelele that come together and sprawl out under a steady thud for UKED. Halp’s aptly named Caves opens up a cavernous decaying recess of fragmented beats and synths dripping with digital froth that refuses to form and floats off into the virtual biospheric echo of Dynooo’s Ravenz. Just when it feels like the end Stefan Blomeier’s Hoping You’ll Come Back chimes in all entropic and full of false promise, sounding like a theme tune to a self-help infomercial playing out into an empty room.” On the visual front tailoring closely to each track we have a psychotropic slurry of warped VHS, cheap early digital FX, found footage, video feedback and post Windows-Media-Player abstractions conjured and woven together by artist Ryan Lumley, who has recently crafted equally illusory visions for Babe Terror (Phantasy) and Chill Mega Chill. Ryan said of the process: “These tracks for me all have this gloomy mental interiority to them. They gave me a chance to sink deep into these uncharted visual spaces where I could really experiment with abstracted atmosphere and texture.” Seriously good first release and brilliant accompanying video from the Cleaning Tapes Label. Don’t miss out. This is the entire mixtape brought to you by Cleaning Tapes Records directed by ryan lumley
WANDA GROUP "OVER AREA"
STEFAN BLOMEIER "HOPING YOU WILL COME BACK"
HUERCO S "3001AB 2"
EMV "IT'S ALMOST OVER"
BANTAM LIONS "CAROUSEL"
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Infinity Frequencies - Computer Death
Friday, May 17, 2013
Infinity Frequencies - Wisdom
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
ARAFAT GROUP - NO WORRIES
WANDA GROUP - A FEMALE HEAD FROM TEPE HISSAR
Saturday, May 11, 2013
NIKE MEN'S ROSHE RUN WOVEN (light bone)
The Nike Men’s Roshe Run Woven Sneakers, seen here in bone. Originally released in 2012 and designed to bridge the gap between lifestyle and performance footwear, Nike offer a fresh update on the Roshe Run crafting the uppers from woven nylon and brushed suede. The mesh uppers provide breathability for the foot and are built on lightweight rubber soles. The sneaker’s transformation is completed by tonal laces and they are finished with cushioned versions of the Nike swoosh running down each side of the foot. Made from nylon and rubber.
STEFAN BLOMEIER - WINTERREISE
Opale - Les Champs Magnétiques
Stefan Blomeier & Claire - Aligning Information
Stefan Blomeier & Claire - Worlds Beside Worlds
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Notebook On Cities And Clothes - Yohji Yamamoto Documentary
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Mundo Urbano "Musical Trip" for BATIDA
"Mundo urbano é acima de tudo um colecionador e é sinónimo de inovação. Autor do podcast e do blog com o nome homónimo, Mundo Urbano traz-nos música elétronica de todas as gerações, movimentos e gostos. A sua visão eclética e única é tida como ponto de referência para muitos, tendo sido inclusivé colaborador do programa "Princípio da Incerteza" (Oxigénio) dos portugueses Photonz. Nos seus podcasts desvendamos o outro lado da música elétronica, com viagens imersivas a gerações esquecidas da música electrónica, onde há sempre espaço para soar algo novo e inovador. Teve como convidados no seu programa Marie Dior, Chainless, IVVVO, Trikk, Violet, Oake, Huerco, Tropic of Cancer, Takeshi Kouzuki, entre outros. O seu blog por sua vez é repleto de vertentes artisticas, onde se juntam música, moda e documentários, sempre com um gosto bastante único, que torna-o de certa forma, visionário." Stream my mix for Batida here.
01.Jerusalem In My Heart - Koll Lil-Mali7ati Fi Al-Khimar Al-Aswadi
02.Size 9 - I'm Ready (DJ Misjah Remix)
03.Demdike Stare - Primitive Equations
04.Sølyst - Glass Danger
05.Mist - Archaic Thought Pattern 1
06.Yan Cook - 2022
07.Mike Dehnert - Aroma
08.Ugandan Methods - Imperium
09.Regis - Rise
10.Powel - Acid
11.Surgeon - Death Before Surrender
12.Legowelt - Elementz of Houz Music (Actress Mix 1)
13.Skyscaper - Noctilucent Clouds (Kasm Remix Feat. SuhniSea)
14.Vereker - Fear Eats The Soul
Monday, May 06, 2013
BODEGA X SAUCONY ELITE G9 CONTROL (CAPTAIN PURP)
The newest addition to Bodega ongoing collaboration with Saucony Elite. Bounding the uppers of a Master Control to the sole of a Grid 9000, the Elite G9 Control. This shoe mixes use of premium suede and nylon across the upper, with camo paneling that has earned it the name 'Captain Purp.' As with all Saucony Elite collections, this shoe has been produced in extremely limited quantities. DOPE!
Metasplice - Infratracts
Metasplice - Infratracts (Morphine) Philly's Metasplice attempt to churn your mind to sour cream - no cheese - on their crushing debut album. With only a pair of 12"s and cassette to their name, Kenneth_Lay and V. Hold have solidified a signature sound of sludgy, bone-grinding techno lashed with waywardly free noise and cosmic bleeps, at times like a drugged-up Mills paying homage to Sun Ra with Wolf Eyes, at others like nothing else on this planet. They've found a steadfast champion in Rabih Beani aka Morphosis, a confirmed jazz and techno fiend, whose Morphine Records have thus far issued the bulk of their gear, and finds a close, if saltier and cruder analog in their linear psychedelic brawn. So, what does it sounds like? A f**king headf**k, that's what. From the top, an effluence of roiling kicks, steampress snares and teeth-aching noise manifests 'Arterial Protocol', whilst the slowly pendulous gait of 'Prismatic Sway' comes off like a SITS cut rendered in hydrochloric acid, and our attentions are piqued by the mixture of pivoting court squeaks and Terrence Dixon-like roll in the album's quietest, curious moment 'Cylindrics'. At their sludgiest, 'Novaglide' feels like we're submerged to the neck in slow-drying cement for the era-flaying extreme drone dissonance of 'Concrode' to churn skin from bone, mind from body, and 'Micrograval Spheres' could almost be Nate Young doing techno, washing us up at the cosmically expanding noise churn of 'IV Phenol' feeling like we've just had a three day bender. For those willing to commit, it's a thoroughly recommended trip. in boomkat