Singaporean clothing brand Geseho recently hosted an exhibition for popular local artist Killer Gerbil. The event took place amidst the Geseho car garage with the pieces on sale contributing to further development of Killer Gerbil’s worldwide coverage.
Do you remember in the mid to late 90s when trip hop was supposed to change the face of music? It was considered by hipsters and music snobs to be more intellectual than the then current state of hip hop and more progressive than electronic music. Portishead was always the band that spearheaded the movement by putting together two brilliantly moody albums that seemed to define the genre. Trip hop fans rallied around the band and touted their ability to mix new age ambient music with old school lo-fi recording culminating into a unique sound. Beth Gibbons’ haunting voice gave the music a beautiful eeriness to the instrumentation of Utley and Barrow. However, just as they seemed to be getting notoriety in the mainstream, in the late 90s Portishead decided to take a hiatus seemingly taking the whole trip hop genre on a hiatus with them.
Eleven years later the Portishead faithful aren’t looking for trip hop to start a musical revolution anymore. They are just ravenous to hear Gibbons command her vocals over cinematic masterpieces again. Portishead has decided to give the people what they want producing their latest offering “Third”. While the new albums’ sound is not as familiar to its down tempo ambient hip hop sound, it is in no way a regurgitation of past works. “Third” has new elements of psychedelic rock music and lyrically Gibbons has become more emotional. The album briefly juxtaposes between folk, jazz and electronic. Although there are obvious differences in sound the change is welcome. Another Portishead trip hop album in the traditional sense would seem out of date and old. You never forget who you are listening to when Gibbons’ voice come soaring over tracks like their first single “Machine Gun”. One listen and you’ll still swear they can change the landscape of music.
Here we preview the best Staple collection as of late, as seen on jeffstaple’s blog. The basic style fused with strong aesthetics is key here, and nothing is over the top as Staple lets the detail and quality do the talking. A far cry from loud graphic tees and Dunks, jeffstaple provides remixed M-65s, a lightweight running windbreaker and a Napa Leather jacket. Even without closeups you can see the quality in the safari shirts and cargo pants. The one tee featured has a hint of jeffstaple’s hip-hop oriented roots with the most basic graphic possible, an equation that lets the numbers do the talking: ‘93 Til Infinity.
Here are some sneak pictures of a Nike SB P-Rod 2 (Paul Rodriguez Pro model) sample designed by Hiroshi Fujiwara. The highlights are the rainbow colors on the heel detail and the small fragment logo on the tongue. The premium P-Rod 2 has a gucci style monogram pattern that was seen on the contrasts of the P-Rod 1 as well. The tongue adorns Fujiwara’s signature in addition to Fragment Design’s lightening bolts, so if this does come out to the general public, expect there to be line-ups.
Nigoldeneye, the show created by Nigo for MTV Japan, was recently in Hong Kong for the Worldwide Bape Heads Tour concert. We were lucky enough to witness the concert which featured performances by Kanye West, N.E.R.D. and the Teriyaki Boyz. If you did not have a chance to attend, you can check out clips of the performances in this episode of Nigoldeneye.
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In a first for the inhabitants of Russian captial Moscow, local entities Kixbox and UK Style within the fledging streetwear scene initiated a special Stussy Moscow Pop-Up Shop space. This project comes on the heels of a recent exhibition titled Faces & Laces which created opportunity for like-minded Russians to gather and enjoy similar interests. The Stussy Moscow Pop-Up Shop will feature the obvious including both Stussy and Stussy Deluxe products as well as other relevant products including Head Porter, limited edition Nike and Vans and Stussy’s other project items. A cool sight as different locales and cultures around the world put their on spin on things.