Kenny Dixon Jr. aka Moodymann is without a doubt one of the most enigmatic and influential figures that house music ever bred. Despite his refusal to give interviews and play the press-and-promo game, Kenny’s voice has been clearly amongst the loudest. His staunch and unwavering mission to preserve the rich heritage of Afro-American music while fighting the music industry powers that be has given him legendary status. Blessed with an immaculate way of sampling, he takes stems from blues and soul, and respectfully takes them onto the next level – just check his 'Tribute! (To The Soul We Lost)' ode to Marvin Gaye for proof. From his dark and dusty deep house tunes on Peacefrog, Planet E and his own KDJ label, to his more recent outings on the R&B-drenched Mahogani Music imprint as well as his 2009 sure-fire anthem "Freaky MF", Moodymann's fingerprint has stayed unmistakable.
The man himself is doing his thang at The Prince Bandroom as a sideshow to his Golden Plains set and we got a double pass to give away to one lucky lounger out there.
All you gotta do is tell email your name and your favorite Moodyman track to firstname.lastname@example.org
to be in the running to score yourself tickets to one of the hottest gigs of the year.
POSTED BY NICKJ
ON 25 FEB 2013 @ 04:21 PM
In an epic collaboration, Vans
and Metallica have come together to celebrate the glorious relationship between music and fashion. In this case, more specifically, metal and skating were the conduits from which a Metallica x Vans signature footwear line was born.
Each member of the iconic band had were given free reign over the creation of the new kicks, including any model they wanted tricked up to best reflect their own individual influences and style. As to be expected there's a lot of black, the Metallica logo is featured throughout the release along with illustrations from Hetfield himself and the band's favorite artist, Dirty Danny.
Accompanying the release is a four-part OfftheWall.tv
series that gives an insight into the collaboration, the band and in this particular vid, a tour of Metallica HQ with the legendary Steve Caballero James Hetfield. The two chat about their love for music and how Metallica influenced Steve as a young skater. Plus you get to check out a couple of amazing old school cars that Hetfield's restored.
If you're a Metallica fan this collab will make you happy. If you skate, this collab will also make you happy. If you're both,you'll be fucking stoked.
POSTED BY NICKJ
ON 20 FEB 2013 @ 10:46 AM
are back again with another polarising sneaker collaboration collection. Reebok have teamed up with legendary NY artist Keith Haring
to create a Haring inspired version of their iconic LUX sneaker. The all leather shoe features a wool 'man-on-all-fours' decal on the heel of shoe and some colours that would no doubt have made the man proud.
The full-on colourway may not be everyone's cup of tea and pulling them off would require some serious fashion balls, but there's not doubt if you're sneaker or a Haring fan or both, i'd be jumping on 'em quick smart. There's only gonna be 50 pairs of the unisex available in Australia with Romance Was Born designer and Reeboks Classics collector, Luke Sales, scoring the first pair.
Dropping in mid-February, the Keith Haring CL LUX retails at AUD $140.00 available from selected stockists.
Stockist details: 1300 364 964
POSTED BY KATIE
ON 11 FEB 2013 @ 03:20 PM
Guys, this is what Ethan Hawke looks like.
POSTED BY NICKJ
ON 06 FEB 2013 @ 02:29 PM
You don't need to be a Walking Dead fan to appreciate this one. Some dude snapped this photo of the AMC zombie-thon's ad instillation in a Toronto train station. In the 10 days leading up to the show's return, a gnarly zombie 'finger' is removed and strewn around the piece. And as of today, there'll also be Walkers chained up clawing to get at your sweet, sweet flesh and brains.
Clever stuff. And FYI - The Walking Dead hits US screens on February 10th.