Thursday, October 30, 2014

Star Wars IRL

Photographer Thomas Dagg brings Star Wars back down to earth...

Titled 'star wars', absolutely loving Thomas Daggs take on a whole new world. At-At's, Yoda, Ewoks, Boba Fett and the Millennium Falcon can all be found on Planet Earth through Dagg's brilliantly imaginative photography.

To see more - including Darth Vadar on the subway - check Thomas' site here.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay [Final Trailer]

It's on...

Due for release on 21 November, the final trailer for the Mockinjay: Part 1 (in true Hollywood style they've split the film into two to make more $$$) has landed.

As we've seen before, our hero Katniss is facing a battle to the death to help the Free World reign supreme. But that nasty Donald Sutherland has other ideas. Horrible man.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wretch 32: 6 Words [Friction Remix]

Friction goes in on the remix...

If you know Friction, you know what to expect - sort of.

Serving up a plate of D&B duttiness, the legendary bass manipulator doesn't disappoint on this 400-BPM reworking of Wretch's ace new single.

Press play and enjoy...

'6 Words' is out 16 November

Ghetts Ft. KOF: Fire Burning [Video]

MOBO nominee drops a new video from his latest album...

After his performance at last week's MOBOs, Ghetts shows no signs of slowing down with the latest video from his last album, 'Rebel With A Cause'. 'Fire Burning' is on the J.Clarke spectrum on Ghetts' musical persona; thoughtful and reflective.
Check the video, below. 'Fire Burning' is released on November 30th.

Catch Ghetts on tour in November. Dates include
12th of November at The Birmingham O2 Academy
13th at the Manchester Deaf Institute
16th at Borderline in London;

The Last Skeptik Ft. FEMME: Propulsion

Time for some donuts...

Taken from Skeptik's forthcoming EP, 'I Don't Even Like You', two night shift shop workers and FEMME go mental with some trolleys and a car.

Beautiful. Directed by the brilliant Cara Barry, check the video, below and pre-order the album from here.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Drake: Triple Threat Release

Drizzy does the music equivalent of bringing sweets in on your birthday...

... Except in his case, the birthday boy has dropped three new tracks on Soundcloud. What a generous chap.

'6 God', 'How Bout Now' and 'Heat Of The Moment'. Aubrey has promised a new album early next year, which is good as we've basically played 'Nothing Was The Same'  to death.

Listen to the Boi 1Da produced 'How Bout Now', below and the rest here.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tourist: Wait

New video from London producer...

We're big fans of Tourist; the Dulwich born, East London living DJ and producer is a sonic scientist of epic proportions, effortlessly taking his listener on a journey through sound.

'Wait' is his follow up to the Lianne La Havas featuring, 'Patterns', and it's a much less obvious chart-stomper.

Directed by Jacob Robinson, the video is a right it of nice too.

'Wait' is out 26 October.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Nike X Supreme

These will sell out in seconds...

Nike joins with Supreme on a collaboration that is guaranteed to be supremely popular.

Arriving in three colourways - black, white and brilliant red - these Air Force 1's (can anybody else say 'Air Force 1's without doing a Nelly accent in their head?) are leather, pebbled, embossed and printed. The 'World Famous' is emblazoned on the audacious ankle strap, and true to Supreme form, the logo is spilt between the two shoes on the heel.

Available in LA and London from today. If there's even any left by now...!

Jessie Ware Ft. J. Cole: Kind Of... Sometimes... maybe (Remix)

Cole joins Jessie on the Miguel penned remix...

One of the highlights of Jessie Ware's sublime new album, 'Kind Of... Sometimes...Maybe' was written with Miguel when Jessie was very hungover. The result was a delight and it makes perfect sense that J. Cole jumps on the remix. it might be just a tad NSFW FYI.

Enjoy, below.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Meridian Dan Ft. President T & Wiley: So Much Cash

Dan wants to get rich.. and quick...

Joined by the Godfather of Grime and Bloodline's Prez T, Meridian Dan's third release is the uber-grimy 'So Much Cash'.

The trio muse on how much cash they can make and stuff in a suitcase.

As ever with Dan, this is straightforward and simple yet beguilingly and eminently listenable.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Zed Bias Ft. Stylo G & Scrufizzer: Shizam (My Nu Leng remix)

Black Butter duo remix Bias's Stylo and Scru featuring single...

My Nu Leng are known for their sub-bass grimy sounds, and they deliver just that on the remix to legendary UKG producer Zed Bias's bashy 'Shizam'. Joined by Jamaican born, London raised Stylo G and Acton's Scrufizzy, the single is one you're going to hear a lot on the dancefloor over the next few weeks,

Check both My Nu Leng's remix of 'Shizam, and the video, below.

'Shizam' is out on 12 November.

ILoveMakonnen X Drake: Tuesday (Video)

Drizzy teams with ATL newcomer to talk about mid-week raving...

Personally, who wants to get turnt on a Tuesday?

Well ILoveMakonnen and Drake apparently do, as the two team up for the visual to 'Tuesday', which sees the pair hopping from the club to the beach on this Atlanta rapper's new single. ILove is signed to Drake's OVO so we can expect his star to rise considerably over the coming months....

Check the video, below.


Barneys X New Balance

New Balance teams with New York...

The CM1700 gets a Barney's restyle this month, as the New York department store designs itself this glow-in-the-dark badboy.

Leather upper mixes with off-white synthetics and illuminous detail on the tongue label, side logo and saddle. There's also pigskin lining, logo on the heel and ABZORB midsole cushioning technology, meaning comfort and cool at the same time.

You'll have to fly to NYC to cop a pair, out on 25 October, or try your luck online here.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 [Trailer]

Katniss returns to District 12 in new trailer for the Hunger Games franchise...

One of the best film series since Star Wars (yeah, we said it...!), the first instalment of the 'The Mockingjay' films - the final part of the 'Hunger Games' trilogy - is released next month.

Anticipation is so high right now, so enjoy this brand new trailer. Will Katniss rise once more to the challenge? Course she will. In this trailer, the sharpshooter is sent back to her decimated homeland where she finds a surprise from President Snow.

Watch below.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Julio Bashmore Ft. J'Danna: Rhythm Of Auld

New disco based single from Bristol's Bashmore...

Another drop from Bristol bass-technician Bashmore, taken from his forthcoming debut album, due next year.

Featuring a gospel-infused vocal over a lovely disco flavoured beat, and what sounds almost eerily like a Mick Hucknall vocal riff, 'Rhythm Of Auld' promises good things to come from Julio in the next few months.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Show N Prove: Wax Volume 1

Benny Banks hosts Scottish producers mixtape...

Show N Prove has created beats for Rizzle Kicks and Jessie J as well as numerous underground acts.

On this Benny Banks hosted mixtape from the Scottish beatmaker, Show links the US and the UK with a selection of tracks from MCs including Migos, Drizzy, Squeeks, Fekky and Giggs.

Hit play and enter the Wax Zone...

D Double E: Lovely Jubbly

Visuals for DEE's cheeky Cockney anthem...

Grime legend D Double E has a brand new song and a brand new video to go with it.

Dressed in tweed and riding in his Morris,  'Lovely Jubbly' sees the Newham General channel his inner Cockney Geezer who's on a mission to collect some debts. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Maison Martin Margiela: Red Pollock Mid-Top

MMM drops paint splattered sneaks...

Inspired by the almighty Jacskon Pollock, avant-garde fashion house Margiela takes the art world to the trainer game with the Red Pollock Mid-Top Replica. Comprised of suede uppers with splatter details, rubber sole and leather lining, these Italian made trainers can be yours from £396.09 from right here.

Pharrell Makes Macarons (No, really)

Brandman Pharrell launches, well, something else...

In his bid to be the most Branded Man All Time Ever, Pharrell's latest venture seems him team up with Paris boutique Collette and macaron maker Laduree for a - wait for it - limited edition macaron box.

Sold exclusively through Colette (I mean, what's wrong with Tesco's, P, it's good enough for Dunkin' Donut!?, the box includes the flavours cola (er...) and peanut butter (this one we co-sign).

Yours for €17 either instore on from online here.

Wretch 32: 6 Words

Video drops for Mr. 32's new single...

He says he can't sing, but we'd beg to differ...

New video from Wretch sees the Tottenham rapper counting his blessings out in the desert over the SOS produced, Wilkinson mixed new banger, '6 Words'.

'6 Words' is out 16 November.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Focus [Trailer]

Will Smith teams up with 'Wolf Of Wall Street' star Robbie...

Margot Robbie got her big break as Leo DiCaprio's long-suffering yet equally awful wife in last year's hit 'Wolf Of Wall Street'.

Next up, the Australian actress co-stars alongside the Fresh Prince of Bell Air in the forthcoming thriller, 'Focus'.

Great trailer enhanced wonderful by its use of Frank Ocean... 'Focus' will be released in 2015.

Kendrick Lamar: I [Lyric Video]

Lyric video for Lamar's new single 'i'...

Kendrick Lemar is due back with his second record any time soon, so to build anticipation, we have 'I'.

A funkdified single, K. Dot is in typically analytical mode as he looks at the world through Compton born eyes and expresses the power of 'I'.

George The Poet: 1,2,1,2

New video from West London poet George...

Teaming up once more with Bodhi, George puts some beats to his poetry, with the end result being '1,2,1,2' a celebration of the individual.

George is also playing a sold-out show at the Scala in Kings Cross this evening, alongside girl group Juce and JP Cooper.

Get George's awesome 'Chicken & The Egg' EP from here.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Skepta Ft. Young Lord: It Ain't Safe

"It ain't safe on the blocks..."

Channeling the vintage days of N.W.A., Boy Better Know's Skepta links with A$AP Mob's Young Lord on a new track from Skepta's forthcoming album, 'Konnicihwa'.

With Lord on hook duty and Straight Outta Totty's Skepta burrowing into days gone past, 'It Ain't Safe' is dark, cold and musically menacing.


London Tube Redesigned

TFL hires London design agency to redesign underground trains...

London design agency PriestmanGoode are the team working on the new design of underground trains in a revamp costing £2.5 billion.

The lines concerned - Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo & City will be enjoying a revamp inspired by "contemporary London, its culture and architectural landmarks, and iconic British transport design."

Check the video below to see for yourself the proposed cars, which feature (AT LAST!) air-conditioning, digital screens for live updates, wider doors and a new colour scheme, "derived from looking at heritage and contemporary architecture and landmarks in London." Aka pigeon doo-doo grey...!!?

The trains are due to arrive in 2016.

New Tube for London designed by PriestmanGoode. from PriestmanGoode. on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Just Kiddin: Thinking About It [Video]

Visuals drop for Kiddin's thoughtful banger...

Big, huge fan of this tune.

Clap your hands say 'yeah!'

'Thinking About It' drops 2 November on FFRR.

Pharrell x adidas

Another day, another brand opp for Skateboard P...

One of music's most popular men teams up with adidas to offer his take on the classic Stan Smith. Following on from last month's adidas original, this time P delivers a felt like exterior a la the tennis ball, teamed with white leather panels and yellow branding on the tongue.

The 'Tennis' is due to drop on Saturday. Grab 'em while you can.

Dream McLean Ft. Pro Green & CASisDEAD: D.W.I.D

Trio are just Doing What They Do....

Starring Dream McLean and co-starring Professor Green and CASisDEAD, 'Doing What I Do' is taken from the Essex rhymer's forthcoming album, 'Greyscale', to be released on MTA records.
It's as dark, dirty and funny as you might expect from McLean, as the three dwell on a party that takes a turn of events in a pool.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ed Sheeran: Thinking Out Loud

Ed channels his inner 'Strictly' in new video taken from 'x'...

Not normally one for ever being in his own videos - bar the odd cameo - Ed takes centre stage for the video to his new single taken from 2014's biggest selling album, 'x'.

Apparently taking 5 weeks out to learn how to dance, while on a recent US tour, the weirdly compelling video sees Sheeran dance his socks off for this ode to love.

Jessie Ware: Pieces

One more from Ware before new album drops next week...

She's just scored her highest hit on the British Pop Charts with the Ed Sheeran co-written, BenZel produced 'Say You Love Me'.

With the recently married Ware's new album ,'Tough Love', dropping on Monday, she's thrown another taster out for us to enjoy.

Play 'Pieces', below, and then pre-order the album here.

Print The Legend: Netflix Explains 3D Printing

'Orange Is The New Black' makers document new revolution in invention...

Anyone else here realise that a baby's life was saved the other day after new technology enabled surgeons to 3D print the baby's heart pre-surgery, thereby significantly improving the infant's chance of survival?

Us either.

In a new documentary from Netflix, the online entertainment company explains the huge significance that 3D printing is about to have, and its effects on life as we know it; from invention to healthcare and even the stock-exchange to, predictably, all sorts of very weird (and some wonderful) things. 'Print The Legend' describes 3D printing as important as the making of the computer itself, while looking at the more controversial attention that it as currently courting.

The official statement from Netflix reads: "A story of innovation and technology, of controversy and change. For the first time in history, the building of an industry and its inevitable social upheaval has been filmed. The result is Print the Legend, a documentary which chronicles the race to bring 3D printing to the forefront of society. It's a compelling look at an industry in the midst of its "Macintosh Moment," chronicling the infinite and unlimited potential of 3D printing... as well as the dark possibilities that could lie underneath."

Check the film's synopsis, below.

Usher: Good Kisser (Heatwave Refix)

Ush's snog gets dancehall'd up....

Dancehall DJ outfit and all round party killers, The Heatwave, have given Usher's 'Good Kisser' a little mixing up.

Enjoy the track, below, and head to Heatwave's Soundcloud to hear more mixes, remixes and refixes.

Monday, October 6, 2014

D Double E: Lovely Jubbly

New one from Mr Oh My Gosh...

Someone owes D Double money and he's not best pleased.

Join the Newham General as he drives around town tracking down his cash, until 'lovely jubbly', he catches up with the culprit.

As one of the Grime scene's most important architects, it's always a pleasure to hear a new one from D.E.E. 

Check 'Lovely Jubbly', below, out on Dirtee Stank 23 November.

Plastic Gallery: Star Wars Docu

New documentary explores the world of Jedi collectors..

Released on Vimeo. 'Plastic Gallery' is a 70 minute film by director Brian Stillman that delves into the world of Millenium Falcon collectors, as well as meeting its makers from toy company Kenner.

Watch the trailer below and see the full thing on Vimeo.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Oscar #WorldPeace Ft. Mike Skinner: Cult

New track from new rapper...

Featuring a tiny piece of the one like Mike Skinner, this new track from Oscar #Worldpeace is an interesting one.

First grabbing our attention with Mook, the Tottenham born Oscar has real clarity and vision as an artist.

Excited to hear more from him soon.


A$AP Rocky Ft. Juicy J: Multiply

Rocky readies second album with new single...

Directed by Shomi Patwary and A$AP Rocky, 'Multiply' marks a return to the rap game for Young Flacko.

It's quite a strange track, to be honest, and definitely contains a big diss to Hood By Air and Been Trill, the two fashion brands that Rocky was once closely associated with.

Featuring Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J, check 'Multiply', below...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Flying Lotus Ft. Kendrick Lamar: Never Catch Me

K Dot joins Lotus on jazz-filled death track...

Directed by Hiro Murai, 'Never Catch Me' is s suitably interesting short for this collaboration between LA's Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lemar.

Taken from The Lotus's forthcoming fifth album, 'You're Dead!', the video is a joyful look at death, as a pair of dancers spring into life at the funeral of a young boy and girl. Unusual video for an unusual pair.

KAWS: Presenting The Past [Print]

New print from New York artist drops tomorrow...

Awesome artist KAWS has revealed a new piece that will be available today.

'KAWS PRESENTING THE PAST' will be available from 12 noon EST (5pm GMT), from here.

Signed and dated, there are just 250 in existence, priced at $3,400 plus taxes, crating and shipping costs.

Not cheap, but a great opportunity to et your hands on a piece by this fantastic graffer turned subversive street artist.

Screenprint on Saunders Waterford 425gm HP Hi White
32 x 32 inches/81.3 x 81.3 cm
Edition of 250, 50 APs
Signed and dated 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Joey Bada$$: Christ Conscious

Brooklyn beat-slayer drops another from forthcoming debut....

With the audio dropping a few days ago, we now have the visuals for the latest Bada$$ release, 'Christ Conscious'. Produced by Basquait and with a video lensed by Mei, the short is reliably smart and stylish, with plenty of animation occurring  as the Beast Coast MC roams the streets of New York.

Joey's official debut, 'B4 Da $$' is due to drop any minute.

Stylo G: Call Mi A Leader (2 Bears Remix)

Bob Marley based single gets a Goddard and Raf Daddy refix...

In the running for tune of the year is Stylo G's 'Call Mi A Leader', a dedication by the Jamaican born, London raised dancehall star to both Bob Marley's 'Could You Be Loved' and his own 2011 hit 'Call Mi A Yardie'.
On remix duty are dance dynamo's Raphael 'Raf Daddy' Rundell and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard aka the 2 Bears who deliver a bass heavy, tropical re-work of Stylo’s reggae swirled single.

Press play and party like it's still summertime up in here....

'Call Mi A Leader' is out 9 November on 3Beat

The Last Skeptik Ft. Trim & Scrufizzer: Show Me (Remix)

Grime lords jump on remix of Skeptik's Show Me...

Following the success and critical acclaim of 2013's cinematically epic release, 'Thanks For Trying', producer The Last Skeptik reunites with BBE for his new EP, the lovingly titled 'I Don't Even Like You'.

Offering an electronic twist on his previous project whilst maintaining his emotional, instrumental, soundtrack-rap oeuvre, at seven tracks deep, 'I Don't Even Like You’ features two vocal tracks; one with MTA Records own Dream Mclean, and the other with pop starlet FEMME.

The first leak from the EP, 'Show Me' has just been given a lovely remix by grime heavyweights Trim and Scrufizzer, who go back to back on the ridiculously hype Skeptik beat.

“I've always been a fan of both Trim and Scrufizzer so to get them both on a track together is nuts,” says Skeptik. “I produced a couple of songs on Trim's last mixtape, and met Scru around the same time via a mutual friend. They both are crazy versatile over any beat... I knew they would kill the remix.”

'I Don't Even Like You' is out on November 10th on BBE Records

Stream, below, and download the track for free here.