Friday, September 30, 2011

Just in case the whole world hasn't got a copy of this, a video has just dopped for what has to be the break-up song of the year decade century.

Adele - Someone Like You from felipe muñoz on Vimeo.

T-Pain: 5' O Clock

It's the return of the autotune as T-Pain releases this new tune featuring Wiz and Lily Allen

T-Pain feat. Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen - 5 O'Clock *VIDEOCUBE* from Video Cubeone on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shadez: Frogman At Fashion Week

MC and regular G-Shock East host Shadez the Misfit turned supermodel for the day when he was asked to strut the catwalk for Katy Eary. Eary, who is said to be designing for Kanye West, sent Shadez, sporting the Frogman, down the catwalk in the latest designs from her A/W 2011/2012 menswear range. West himself attended the show, with rumours that Eary is helping the rap superstar on his forthcoming clothing line.

Images by Paul H

Nigel Sylvester Collab Lands

If you want one of these extremely limited pieces from Nigel Sylvester, you better head down to either G-Shock East (Dray Walk, just off Brick Lane) or G-Shock West (Neal Street, Covent Garden) today. With just 100 watches split between the two stores, this white-hot collab from the Queens New York BMX'er will be snapped up in minutes.

Here's Sylvester in action a couple of years ago:

Escape From Tomorrow (A Day In the Life With Nigel Sylvester) from 13thWitness™ on Vimeo.

If you haven't been to G-Shock East yet, here's a lovely film from Threads TV so you know what to expect!

Friday, September 23, 2011

One To Watch: Nasir Mazhar

This week London Fashion Week has of course been taking place, as well as the well known names, there were also emerging designers that created a lot of fuss amongst the fashion press. Described as the antithesis to Philip Treacy, Nasir Mazhar, the headwear and accessories designer took the fashion crowd on the old Eurostar platform underneath Waterloo Station on a grimy ride through the Caribbean with his SS12 range. To give the show even more flava Mazhar invited female MC's Lioness and Shystie down to perform alongside the show. Check out the pics below, definitely a designer to keep an eye on!

The Wanted: Lightning

The Wanted lads turn up the heat a little in their new video set in the desert. Check out the video below for new single 'Lightning'...

Justice Trailer

Nicholas Cage has got a new film coming and guess what it might actually be good! Well, the trailer looks pretty intense so we've got high hopes for the film when it's released in November. Also, how did he manage to secure Mad Men's January Jones as his on-screen wife, good work there Cage. 
Check out the trailer below...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rihanna Ft. Calvin Harris: 'We Found Love'

Yes, of course we love Rihanna, as does everyone else in the world right now, especially the male variety but have we found love with her new single which sees the Bajan hook up with the Scot that can do no wrong when it comes to dance music???

Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris - We Found Love (Radio Rip) by headphonesupiii

Vans Get Luxurious With New Woessner Style

Vans are the choice of footwear for many right now, we already know about US rapper Lil B's obsession with the sneaks and it seems to be filtering over to our side of the pond. If you're not into the whole stained up and shabby Shoreditch look then the new Woessner style is for you. Complete with a smart suede finish and in a variety of colours from berry to pastel shades there's definitely enough scope to match perfectly with any of the G-Shock's in your collection.

Don't say we didn't tell you about these first, they'll be flying off the shelves sharpish!

Tune of the Day: Yasmin Ft. Ms. Dynamite - Light Up The World

A fave of ours over at G-Shock, the talented singer/DJ/fashionista Yasmin, has already been filling up the airwaves with her Shy FX produced single 'Light Up The World' but what happens when you get a legend like Ms. Dynamite on it? Musical gold pretty much! Enjoy the remix to the certified banger below...

Yasmin Ft. Ms. Dynamite - Light Up The World by foofaika

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Threads TV take a trip down to G-Shock East

Threads TV, the new online channel dedicated to supplying the trendy folk of London with content for days! Whether it's independent or commercial, the team consisting of graphic designers, presenters, art directors, stylists and more have it sorted when it comes to need to know news for the style conscious.

That's exactly why they came down to G-Shock East obviously, the hub of all that is stylish in the city, check out the video below as they interview staff from the store.

G-Shock Premium and b Store collab with Hellicar & Lewis for LFW

G-Shock Premium have teamed up with b Store once again, this time around we've commissioned pioneering design workshop Hellicar & Lewis to create an interactive visual installation for London Fashion Week.

Titled 'Inside Out', the installation proudly sponsored by G-Shock will showcase the Spring Summer b Store collection. The Hellicar & Lewis installation uses a series of cameras and projectors to transport the activity of one space into another, making it an interactive experience.

If you're into cool, cutting edge fashion and design then make sure you check it out!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Swindle x Silkie: Unlimited

Swindle has been doing a lot for a long time when it comes to unique genre defying music, with new single 'Unlimited' it's back to his roots alongside Silkie. Have a listen below and of course we had to blog the Cleo Sol 'High' remix which is absolutely killing the airwaves at the moment. Why don't you treat your ears to a listen of both!

Swindle & Silkie - Unlimited by swindleuk
Cleo Sol - High (Swindle Mix) by CleoSol

Kid Zoom x Complex magazine: Inside the studio

Kid Zoom aka Ian Strange is the Australian born graffiti artist that's been making a huge impression stateside for quite some time now. We came across this video via Complex magazine who visited the artist to talk them through how he puts these large scale masterpieces together.

Toddla T Ft. Skream & Wayne Marshall: Streets So Warm

Our favourite Sheffield skanker Toddla T released his album 'Watch Me Dance' this summer if you haven't got it already, you're seriously missing out on some good homegrown music. The third single from the album following the old skool feel good track 'Take It Back' and title track 'Watch Me Dance' is 'Streets So Warm' the result of what happens when T, Skream and Wayne Marshall meet in a studio. Nice!

Monday, September 19, 2011

BBC drama 'Luther' given a third series

Hackney lad Idris Elba has done more than good for his East London borough, the actor is not only doing his thing stateside but since Elba appeared as detective John Luther in the BBC series last year, viewers can't get enough of him. There were rumours of the popular series 'Luther' being turned into a film a few months ago due to the huge popularity of the programme but speaking to The Sun, Idris cleared it all up with confirmation of a third series hitting the silver screen next year,

“I was blown away by the reaction to series two. People really got on board and getting an Emmy nomination for Luther is the icing on the cake. We’re looking at returning with some equally great storylines and characters — and hopefully an Emmy award.” 

Tune of the Day: Delilah 'Go'

Since touring with the likes of Chase and Status and featuring on Wretch 32's 'Black and White', singer/songwriter Delilah has stepped into the spotlight in her own right. We were so taken aback with the new single, 'Go' it takes a minute to even figure out that it's a cover of Chaka Khan's 'Ain't Nobody'. Below is the stunning refix in all it's scaled back glory in the live lounge...

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Awakening Trailer

Dear filmakers. This movie looks absolutely terrifying, Thanks. Starring The Hours and The Wire's Dominic West and Rebecca Hall (Frost/ Nixon), this spooky story set in 1920's England honestly looks very very scary. Nothing like a good British thriller as the nights draw in...!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tinchy: Off The Record

Not only was it his birthday yesterday (all together now, 'Haaaapppppyyy Biiiii.....'), but little Tinchy Tiny Stryder also blessed our ears with a brand new single, produced by Calvin Harris. Love the 'Calvin's got the girls, he's got all the girls' line! Tinch is currently in Vegas shooting the new video. Looks like a rather large hit in waiting and a great track for Tinch to play at festivals!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Three Muskateers Trailer

Looking forward to Paul W.S Anderson's ('Resident Evil') new film, due next month.

Orlando Bloom leads the Muskateers into Europe to prevent war breaking out as D'Artagnan and the boys go all for one and one for all! The cast also includes Milla Jovovich, Matthew Macfadyen and James Cordon.

Amy Winehouse & Tony Bennet

On what would have been Amy's 28th birthday, a recent recording of Body & Soul with Tony Bennett has been released.

Oh that voice.

 Rest In Peace Amy.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jonathan Mannion: The Eyes Of Hip Hop

To make it in the music industry, you don’t have to be a rapper, singer or producer. Photographer Jonathan Mannion is one of the most important figures in the documentation of hip hop; from Jay-Z album covers to iconic pictures of Biggie Smalls, a new exhibition celebrates his work.

To tie-in with the Tokyo exhibit, Stussy and Lafeyette have teamed up with Jonathan on this cool T, featuring images of Jay-Z, Slick Rick, 50, Rakim and the Notorious BIG. 

G-Shock caught up with Jonathan recently, who filled us in on some of his highlights.


"I did seven covers for Jay, up to the Black Album - we're still good. There's projects we're speaking about even now. I have one million per cent love for Jay Z. Our careers have run parallel. Our relationship has been career defining for me. We made what these images were, we created what they feel like and it's like DJ Quik said, 'The world sees hip-hop through your eyes'. There's a lot of people contributing but some of the significant, defining moments people can see 'Oh what, DMX in the blood? That was you?' and I want those defining photos.  
One of my standout memories is shooting Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt album in 1996. I turned up that day with three pages of notes and I was like 'Look, here's what I wanna do…' He had the whole Versace, speedboats, Biggie video thing going on and I didn't want that. I suggested we had to go Mafia, John Gotti, surveillance, sharp suits, swag… he was like 'I'm with it, let's go.' And so began the creation of 'Reasonable Doubt' - that was shot on the roof of my building, by the West Side Highway." 

Biggie To Lance Armstrong:
"I'm grateful to have photos of Biggie, Jam Master J, Left Eye, Aaliyah… I worked with Biggie a handful of times. One time was at the Palladium party when he received his award for Ready To Die going platinum. Jay-Z was in the room, Busta Rhymes was there, Junior Mafia... I somehow weaselled my way onto the stage. I captured one of my most important pictures then because the vibe of that picture really is what that moment felt like. Also, Lance Armstrong is an amazing dude. There's people you just click with. It's like, 'Wow! You're dope! Let's get a beer after this!’ Those are strange moments when you're sitting with like the equivalent of Mohammad Ali of our day. He beat cancer; he's a bad ass. I want to work with people who want to work with me." 

Shoot essentials:
"My three essentials for a shoot are: Firstly an amazing assistant. I really need someone that can make everything move fluidly? Second, always have at least one camera loaded and available at any time. Lastly, I try get a good night's sleep too, but that's not always possible… [laughs]. I keep with me a positive attitude - the same dedication, the same attributes I've always thought make a good photographer. I don't take for granted that there's a hundred people right on my heels. People wanna do what I'm doing - they want my throne [laughs]."

The t-'s drop this Saturday. Check Mr. Mannion's site for more.

Rihanna For Armani

Shot by Steven Klein, Rihanna is the new face this season's Armani Underwear and Jeans line.

Taken on the streets of New York, the 'Umbrella' singer looks pretty darn great. Ri-Ri has also been confirmed as a mentor, alongside LA Reid, on US X-Factor.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Nike: The Future Is Now

Remember Marty McFly and his self-lacing trainers in 'Back To The Future:2'? Well, Nike have made the teenage dream a reality with the new Nike Mag.  A total of 1,500 pairs of the new sneaks have been made and put up for auction on eBay with proceeds being donated to the Michael J Fox Foundations for Parkinson's disease research. The shoes are the exact replicas of the ones worn by McFly in the film on a visit to the year 2015. But unlike the fictional pair the Nike trainers don't themselves! Boooooo! It didn't put Tinie Tempah off however; the rapper bid $37,500 to get the first pair. Sold in a plutonium case, personally signed by Michael J Fox, a ceramic model shoe and T-Shirt went to Tinie - though to be honest, at that price we'd rather have a solid GOLD case. 

Here's Tinie's DJ, Charlsee's twitpic of his pal's latest purchase...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rizzle Kicks: When I Was Younger

After hitting the top of the charts last week with Olly Murs, the cheeky rap chaps from Brighton ready their first official single, When I Was Younger.

At 19 years-old, Harley Alexander-Sule and Jordan Stephens, who are nominated for a MOBO next month, claim influences from Roy Ayers, Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Stevie, James Brown and a wealth of ‘60s soul. As well as a nod to the old-skool, the boys also embrace everything from country, ska and hip hop, to straight up pop chord progressions and incredibly, ridiculously catchy choruses. "We’ve slaved to find a definition of our sound because it’s more edgy than pop but it’s not pure hip hop either – it’s somewhere in-between," ponders Harley. "We used to say indie-hop but that sounds really lame!" 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tinie Tempah: Mercury Prize Performance

He might have won at the GQ Awards last night, but Tinie lost out to PJ Harvey at the Mercury Prize a few hours later.

Never mind Tinie! Lets cheer ourselves up with a look at his ace performance from last night. From Frisky to Written In The Stars to Pass Out, Mr. Tempah proved why his debut album was certainly a strong contender for the Mercury.

Pro Green Ft. Emeli Sande: Read All About It

The new single from Green's forthcoming second album. Absolutely love this emotive, uplifting, moving track - can't wait to see the video.

Rihanna and Eminem, who!?!?

GQ Man Of The Year

It was a tightly tuxedo'd affair at last night's GQ Awards, in association with Alfred Dunhill. The Gentleman's Quarterly annual ceremony attracted rock stars, rappers, authors, A-list actors and designers galore at a super-swanky affair at the Royal Opera House in London.

Very large congratulations due to Tinie Tempah, who took home Solo Artist Man of the Year. Hear, hear!

Writer: Keith Richards
Band: U2
Solo Artist: Tinie Tempah
International Man: Bradley Cooper
Chef – Heston Blumenthal
Politician – George Osborne
Most Stylish Man – Matt Smith
Sportsman – Rory McIlroy
Designer – Tommy Hilfiger
Woman of the Year – Lara Stone
Actor of the Year – Benedict Cumberbatch
Musician of the Year – Hugh Laurie
TV Personality – Brian Cox
Inspiration – Mario Testino
Editor’s Special – Bill Nighy
Lifetime Achievement – Duran Duran
Man of Next Year Surprise Award – Lord Coe
Alfred Dunhill Cultural Icon – Sir Trevor Nunn

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rednek: I'm Not Skrillex

Just in case anyone is still confused - Rednek ISN'T Skrillex! Ok!
Born to a Polish mother and Irish father and babysat by a Jamaican producer, singer and DJ, Rob D’Riche is no newcomer to mixing it up and hard work, (hence the name, allow the modern stereotype). After soaking up the sounds filtered through the Hackney estate where he was raised, it wasn’t long until he began taking music seriously via a redundant music room at school, “I locked myself in and built up this studio at around 12 years-old,” the Pioneer fanatic tells us adding “my studio is fully kitted out now, it’s plush”. Speed through the years past a stint in pop music working for Pete Waterman on <Pop Idol>, then alongside Tinie on <Hood Economics> and we arrive at Radio 1 daytime airings of dubstep stonker <I’m Not Skrillex> (released 29 August) plus plans to tour the US. Simply press play and prepare to wobble like never before!

Trailer: Warrior

Rising movie star Tom Hardy teams up with Nick Nolte and relative newcomer Joel Edgerton in director Gavin O'Connor's ('Tumbleweed', 'Miracle') new film, 'Warrior'.

Ex-Marine Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy), returns to inhis hometown of Pittsburgh, where enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic, to help him train for an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) tournament, which will pit him against his estranged brother (Edgerton) .As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.

 Following in the footsteps of Mickey Rourke's 'The Wrestler', Hilary Swank in 'Million Dollar Baby' and last year's excellent 'The Fighter', starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, many are tipping 'Warrior' for Oscar success next year.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

MOBO Nominations

Congratulations to Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Wiz Khalifa, Rizzle Kicks, Tinie Tempah and Wretch 32 who all picked up nominations for this year's MOBO Awards. The stars were out in force last night at the Nominations party in Kings Cross - Jessie, Dappy and Fazer, Naughty Boy, the cast of Made In Chelsea (lolz) and Lauren Pope from The Only Way Is Essex downed champagne, cocktails and canapes from Cottons restaurant, while the likes of Josh Osho, Yasmin and Mike Hough performed.
The MOBO's takes place next month in Glasgow.