X-Large is back. Available at The Original Store. Classic streetwear business.
“Velskoen, pronounced “fell-skoon” and known colloquially as “vellies,” are the ancestor of the modern-day desert boot. Vellies were first made in the 1600s, inspired by the footwear of the Khoikhoi tribe and crafted using raw materials. Later, our vellies were adapted by British travellers, packaged and renamed to be what we now know as desert boots.
(Brother Vellies) are made in the coastal town of Swakopmund, Namibia. There, a small group of eight Damara gentlemen assemble every shoe by hand, turning out just 20 pairs an afternoon.
…Vellies are made of vegetable-dyed Kudu leather. The Namibian government mandates the culling of these large native antelope to control their population. Kudu skin yields amazingly durable leather and suede that ages exceptionally well. Because these hides are taken from wild animals they often show scars or other “imperfections” that domesticated hides do not.” Brothervellies
Out to Kirsty B for putting me on…I see you.
Large up my boy Jessie Hackett on this one. Video was shot on location in Zanizibar all on an Iphone. Track is being released on Brownswood Recordings.
JR dropping that knowledge!
jonrust. Jon. Rust.
Where are you living these days?
Hackney, London Fields. My flat’s got a decent view of an intersection… I see all sorts of life go by.
Describe the music you play right now? Has it changed much over the past
year or so?
Its continually evolving, and the aim is to represent the full spectrum of quality dance music. Still delivered with that same energy though.
I’ve probably made a conscious decision to rely a little less on house and garage… As much as I love it, a 4/4 can definitely be a bit of a crutch.
That said, I still have some tracks that never seem to leave my bag… Some original Confetti bits, Lil Louis, some lesser know Maurice Fulton… that’s what I like to call “repertoire” – Every decent DJ should have their own classics.
Name a couple tracks that you’ve been regularly play in your set’s this year?
Lord Tusk – Natural Partnership (Hightower Mix) (The first release on LEVELS).
Blludd Relations – Blludd Manifesto. Jerky dance cut taken from Bullion & Elmore Judd’s new collaborative LP.
Ajukaja – Benga Benga. West African vibes set to a Soviet drum machine work out… I heard this when I when I was in Estonia end of last year.. very vibey.
What was the first tune of the last set you played?
I was warming up at Levels with this last night
Peven Everett – They So Cold. [Listen HERE]
What you got going on right now?
Right now, I’m building Levels!
Levels started life last year alongside Judah and Floss Daily. We felt the need for a round-table where DJs were given space to play whatever they wanted. Fundamentally at Levels we are reaching for the full spectrum, so it’s an invitation to open minds.
Musically, London has a lot going on, but there’s a tendency to be faddy.. whether it’s the latest specialist dance niche, or retro craze. We don’t feel the need to restrain ourselves to a specific tempo or genre, so we just wanted accurately reflect our listening, promote an environment for that and celebrate the eclectic.
What started with Bank Holiday Sunday dances, is now monthly Thursdays, down in the basement of Dreambagsjaguarshoes. We bring in our own sound and keep the lights to a minimum. The jams definitely have their own vibe!
I’d like Levels to be more of an umbrella for musical activity in general, so the next stage is a label… The first release on Levels is the debut EP from Lord Tusk.
He’s a veteran selector, martial artist and devotee of sound system culture. His record collection is ridiculous and he’s been a quiet influence on some key figures for me. Having absorbed so much over the decades, it’s amazing o hear the sounds he’s coming out with, just jamming on equipment. He’s in his own space.
LEVELS-001 Release date is mid June
Of course, Standard Place is still poppin. That’s straight party vibes. Oneman, Reecha, myself, and ASBO… We try and convene whenever our diaries line up. That’s not as easy as it was, but when it does.. it’s a vibe. Early this year was crazy for SP… but expect another big one before the end of summer.
Aside from music, what is essential to a good party?
After that.. maybe cups and ice.
What was the best party you’ve ever been to, and why?
To this day, I’ll swear by one of the basement sessions Chain Gang did with Benji B back in 2007! .. Their whole crew was in effect and it was just the right mix of music, chaos, energy, discomfort, darkness. It was so live. There’s a video online somewhere. In many ways, the inspiration behind Levels.
The House Party jams Oneman was involved putting on just after the smoking ban in ’08, they also had a mix of chaos and energy I haven’t seen in ages. The trek to find the venue, the state of the place, the sound levels… it was all a massive two fingers up to health and safety.
It’s really hard to beat a really wild house party though, those ones where you waved goodbye to your damage deposit and just left the door wide open… they don’t come around so often.
One percy party selection:
Blancmange – Feel Me Now. Shouty new wave with gospel elements. Sounds like it wouldn’t work, but it does.
You can catch Jon Rust performing the ’TIMZED AND CHUMS’ closing set for the stamina gang @ Peckham Palais TOMORROW NIGHT - More info HERE
A cheeky little giveaway from me to yous. Out to Brackles (Rinse FM) and Shy One (DVA/NTS) on supporting the tracks on their respective radio shows. Ya large!
Timzed – Puntizela
Timzed – Puntizela (Odessa Aint Right Remix – Feat Carla Fawns)
Timzed – Puntizela (Impey Remix)
Timzed – Wotless
Timzed – Wotless (Iman Houssein Remix)
Timzed – All The Way Through
Camilla Marie – Flashback (Timzed Remix) [Bonus]
FREE DOWNLOAD HERE
Mono Audio ‘Dutty Mucky Producky’ Mix
Impey – Royal Flush
Mary J Blige Vs. Danny Weed – Ok to Creep [Bootleg]
Joss Ryan – Fully Charged
Ramadanman – Work Them
Dru Hill – How Deep is Your Love? (Groove Chronicles Remix)
Wizzbit – Jam Hot
Silkie – Lucky
Dirty Danger – Hard Body
Menta – Sounds of da Future
Some Treat – Lost in Vegas
Redlight – Stupid [Instrumental]
Joss Ryan – Is This Real? (Timzed’s Skippy Wiv’da Soul Refix)
DJ Q – Skippy Swing
P.A.Y.G – Wickedist Ting
Badness – Dem Dem
Jammer – Skankin’ Ting (Feat Skepta & Frisco)
Nasty Crew – Girls Luv Nasty
TIMZED AND CHUMS @ PECKHAM PALAIS / LADIES FREE BEFORE 11:30 /£5 THERE AFTER - TOMORROW NIGHT – MORE INFO
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This Sunday The Montpelier pub in Peckham plays host to the European Theatrical Premier of ‘Doin’ It In The Park’ a film by Bobbito Garcia. To celebrate the screening of the documentary about Street Basketball in New York City, The Montpelier has decided to host a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament this coming Sunday afternoon!
To find out more about the tournament and the screening of the film head over to the FB page HERE
The collaboration continues to be influenced by both Puma’s considerable sporting heritage and ASOS Black’s design lead aesthetic.
ASOS’s in-house design team have drawn heavily on these influences, using printed fabrics and experimental effects- polka dots, ombres and colour taping- to produce a more focused collection.
The full range will be available at ASOS.com from June 2013
I am pleased to announce, DVA records newest member, and me old chum ‘Joss Ryan’, will also be performing at the ‘TIMZED AND CHUMS’ party @ Peckham Palais THIS SATURDAY. Delivering that Jazzed out, smooth, yet Grimey UK bass fusion for your sonic pleasure.
His track ‘Girls, which was premiered on the DVA NTS show a little while back, is now available for free download. Check it out below.
Oh, and speaking of girls, its now ladies free till 11:30 – Spread the word, and spread abit’a love while your at it.