Original sound badman Henry Wu, recently dropped a strong 9 track EP with fellow 22a collective producer, Jeen Bassa. The two music men have created a strong body of work which embodies hints of hip-hop, deep house with plenty of percussive afro-beats, hard rhythms, jazz and much more.
Available now, exclusively over at Sounds Of the Universe here.
Shouts out to my main man Bilal Mustapha on the flick.
For those unfamiliar with the dude, get to know below.
Nas has been that guy since day one. Illmatic XX release April 15th, Don’t sleep on this.
Thanks to David Farrell @ Gimme 5
Photography: Thom Spellman
Styling: Raj Sidhu
Models: Lamie Stewart, Iman Houssein
Featured brands: Norse Projects, Undefeated, Alife, Stussy
This Friday marks the 1 year anniversary of Boxed, aka the mighty instrumental grime night that I’ve been banging on and on about for the last year.
To mark this special occasion the guys have put together a compilation of Boxed anthems from over the last 12 months along with a couple of lesser known dubs all for FREE download.
To accompany the compilation Fact Mag have also asked them a few of questions which you can read HERE.
Boxed – Twitter
Looking for an excuse to wear a whistle this weekend? Well the Individualism boys have got it covered.
Frank is an incredibly talented painter who has been doing great work for some time. With previous shows in London proving successful, from small solo shows at The Orange Dot space to group shows at the V&A he continues to go from strength to strength. His signature paintings of London Estate’s have always carried a huge amount of intrigue, a dose of mystery, incredibly captivating to the extent you often lose yourself in the intricate brick work. This latest run of work continues to explore the relationship between estates and their residences, what these sometimes monolithic structures represent, with a deep admiration for those who constructed the buildings and the stories of those who live therein.
The buildings now so commonly associated with Frank’s work have also taken on another meaning, For Pembury 2014, Frank’s created a large-scale painting portraying a wall from the Pembury estate. Then reproduced this as prints for a workshop conducted in collaboration with Peabody, one of London’s largest and oldest charitable housing associations founded in 1862. The prints were used as a blank canvas for young people from the Pembury estate to make their own mark upon. The results of the workshop will be presented alongside the original works in the exhibition.
His latest show Pembury 2014 opens on the 28th of this month to the public at L’entrepot on Dalston Lane. More info can be found HERE.
Shouts to the guys over at New Era & Exposure for putting on the Heritage Series event last Thursday at Hoxton Gallery. Special mention to Josey Rebelle and Eliphino for holding it down on deck all night. Here’s a quick visual recap…
The New Era Heritage Series is now available from Size? & New Era Cap EU.