I thought I’d end the year with a little free give away from my guy Iman. He dropped his latest EP entitled ‘Emotional Content’ available for free download now via his Bandcamp. If anyone remembers my previous post on Iman, he has definitely come a long way since the last drop. I’d say this EP is for the more musically inclined listener and should be listened from start to end. I asked Iman to put together a brief description to the EP and to highlight his development since his first EP.
” With this body of work I focused on sound design through the development of progressive melodies and chord structures. I tried my best to encompass the emotional content which inspired each track. Rather than having a foreseen sound in mind I allowed the ideas to develop as naturally as they came trying to translate them as simply as possible. During the last year I’ve tried to further my understanding of music composition and music in film, which I hope will allow me to achieve my goal of creating a score for a short film of my own conception. “
Hold tite Iman on the artwork as well – Mad skills ina de area. Out to all my music makers 2013 is our year!
Download the EP from Iman’s Bandcamp HERE and stream below.
This is a great snapshot of the early days of the street art culture. Shot in the early 80′s by photographer and graff historian Henry Chalfant, All City was shelved due to a lack of funding. It was recently dusted off for MOCA’s Art In The Streets exhibition.
Director Henry Chalfant introduces his film All City (1983), which grew out of an idea to do a youth TV program about Hip Hop and other cultural phenomena of interest to young urbanites. The program was never realized, but the trailer grew into a portrait of the different elements of Hip Hop in the mid-80s. The venue is Fashion Moda, a popular art gallery on Third Avenue in the Bronx. There is a demonstration of Bboying, and Rap, followed by a discussion, hosted by Spank TC5, about art and culture with important graffiti artists of the time including Dondi, Butch, Mare and Brim. The video includes a montage of murals by Henry Chalfant and a Pop and Lock lesson by Mr. Wiggles. It features the young Bboy crew, VTB, The Very Tough Breakers.
A few weeks back my BNTL brother Nick Lewis did a little post on Bob Sheard from Fresh Britain highlighting his work with some of the best UK and global fashion brands. The last primarily focused on Bob’s work on Nike’s ACG line, you can read that here. On this occasion Bob sits down to highlight the importance of brand immersion, using the performance running brand UVU as a case study. It’s really interesting and inspiring to read and see the lengths Fresh Britain go through just ensure they immerse themselves with a brand and it’s consumer.
Below is a short exert from Bob’s UVU piece.
“Working with UVU we ran the North Pole marathon. Our team ran across the jungle, we pounded the desert and this then culminated in running the North Pole marathon. You don’t just turn up with your trainers for something like that. It was hard but it was all a vital part of the immersion process. It meant training for six months, running in mud, running in sand, fog and snow. It meant getting up at 2am because that is when it is coldest and running at 50km runs with sleep deprivation prepared us for the North Pole marathon. Only then could we truly get into the mind and soul of the UVU consumer.”
You can read the rest of the piece here.
Just found this magazine clipping on the internet….turns out ODB shot for Playboy back in the day. Got my Columbo on and found some BTS photos of the shoot. Enjoy…
The way he holds a camera reminds me of when Dizzee became a ‘photographer’ for BING.
Recognised instantly in the fashion industry a year after their debut collection(s) in 1982, these two designers are known for their ideas of beauty which included intentional flaws, a monochrmomatic palette, extreme proportions, drapery, asymmetry and gender neutral styles.
Most of the sales are on and poppin. Firmament have got nice discount on Stoney, Junya and these pieces from Herno Laminar…
Headed North to The Garage where Bronson was playing a of couple weeks ago. Anyone in attendance will know my guy definitely shows his followers love. From throwing a pair of creps into the crowd to bringing a fan on stage. Although my loyalties will always lay with Wu and the God, Ghost – there is no doubting Bronson’s presence and showmanship live. Hold tite Jayden!
Ruff Sqwad took control of Boiler Room to launch their new instrumental CD ‘White Label Classics’. A whole host of guest’s made it down to mark the occasion – hold tite Roachee for duppying the dance.
Out to all in attendance, nostalgic movements.