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Lianne La Havas – Age “Video”


British singer-songwriter and musician Lianne La Havas releases a video for her single “Age,” in which she toys with the idea of dating an older man who treats her better than another who’s more her age. The video is produced by Yours Truly, and the gentleman in it just so happens to be a Los Angeles legend by the name of Reggae Pops. Click here for more info on how the video came to be, head over to her site for a full list of tour dates, and grab Havas’ debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, on iTunes now.

I’d fallen for Lianne La Havas following her performance of “Age” in a black cab. The story of her struggle to accept the love of an older man struck me and stuck until the day before we were scheduled to meet her at the abandoned zoo in Griffith Park for an acoustic session. I couldn’t shake the thought of how perfect it would be to pair her with a partner, an older man, her equal.

Reggae Pops is an LA legend. An ageless wonder who parties harder, dances smoother and woos faster than any man half his age. After one look at Lianne, it didn’t take much convincing to sign him up to be Lianne’s date for the day.

What you don’t see in the video is the serendipitous set of circumstances that led to its creation.

Reggae Pops showed up to the abandoned zoo expecting just to meet and maybe dance with Lianne, but the second she laid eyes on him, she screamed “REGGAE POPS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?!”

Turns out they’d met the previous weekend at the Do-Over and he’d stolen her heart.

One thing led to another, schedules were worked out and the “Age” video you see was born the very next morning.

Special Thanks to Reggae Pops for being a star, for Lianne for being adventurous, to Duncan for being a gentleman, and to Aaron, John and Lydia for their flexibility, passion and vision.

Nike Dunk Hi Free Winterized OMS

As the cooler months begin to approach, some it requires a change of style to more rugged and cold weather proff gear. In most cases, this translates to boots, but Nike is bucking the trend a bit with the new Nike Dunk Hi Free Winterized. Based on the Nike Free outsole, the Nike Dunk has been given a slightly tougher exterior along with D-Ring eyelets and round hiking laces. Keeping with the winter trend, dark colors are used throughout the upper with baroque brown getting the most shine. Look for the Nike Dunk Hi Free Winterized to release at select retailers in October.

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Carhartt Heritage 2012 Fall/Winter New Releases

Carhartt Heritage 2012 Fall/Winter New Releases

If Carhartt WIP is the workwear label’s hipper, European cousin then Heritage is its history-obsessed sibling, more interested in archives than the avant-garde. Made from classic materials and constructed using vintage techniques, the Carhartt Heritage line is recognizable by its logo — a vintage railway car superimposed on a heart. Fusing a vintage frame of reference with a modern approach, Heritage churns out collections of hardy work garments that include outerwear, denim and canvas bottoms, wovens, and T-shirts. A selection of Carhartt Heritage planter pocket tees in heathered colorways and a graphic print version are available now from our online store, with more items to release very soon.

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Pierre Balmain 2013 Spring/Summer Collection

Pierre Balmain 2013 Spring/Summer Collection

Furthering the casual cool aesthetic first seen from the diffusion line with its debut this past spring, Parisian luxury label Balmain unveiled its Pierre Balmain Spring/Summer 2013 collection at Beijing’s Yintai Center. Offering designs inspired by the French Riviera and the beauty of the Mediterranean, the collection includes tailored suiting, button-downs, shorts and more in white, navy and pastel hues alongside a variety of prints. Lightweight fabrics are highlighted throughout with the use of both chambray and seersucker.

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The Raveonettes – The Enemy

With The Raveonettes having just dropped off their Observator album, the Danish rock duo now returns with coinciding visuals from the work. “The Enemy” is showcased via a stream of psychedelic effects and glimpses of the pair of artists as you can check out the footage by pressing play above. Be sure to grab a copy of Observator if you haven’t yet.

Nike Free Powerlines +NRG “Gold Medal”

Following the “Olympic” versions of the Nike Free Powerlines…we now ANOTHER “Everyday Champion” shoe of choice…for the ones at the top of the medal stand, the “Gold Medal” Free Powerlines.

2 different colored swoosh’s and gold ribbons sit atop an all metallic gold upper…there’s really no way to go wrong with this shoe. Especially if you want to join us in leading the new generation!

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Apple Unveils New iPod Touch

Apple Unveils New iPod Touch

Today at its iPhone launch event, Apple announced yet more new pieces of hardware: the fifth-generation iPod touch. The biggest news is that the new iPod touch has Siri built in — making it the first non-iPhone device from Apple to get this feature – along with 4-inch display and 5-megapixel shooter with a backside-illuminated f/2.4 lens. As expected, the device is also offered in an array of bold colors and various harddrive capacities. Get the full rundown on the new generation Touch on the Apple site here.


Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

As the anticipation was building today leading up to Apple’s WWDC, the much talked-about iPhone 5 has officially been unveiled. The iPhone 4/4S successor is expectedly impressive with an all glass and aluminum body and structure. Living up to much of the rumors and early grapevine conversations, the iPhone 5 arrives with some subtle and other substantial changes.


Touted by Apple as the world’s “thinnest smartphone,” the phone weighs in at 112 grams and is 7.6mm thick and 18% thinner than before. Taller than the previous generation phones, the iPhone 5 boasts a 326ppi Retina display with a four inch screen at 1136 x 640 resolution. The screen is the same width as previous models yet slightly taller. Offered in two colors, white or black, the white body style will feature an aluminum backing while the black iteration will feature a black anodized backing.

The increased screen size also bumps up your springboard space bringing about five rows of icons in addition to the shortcut bottom row. All of the Apple first party Apps have been updated to be optimized for the new screen including the iWork suite as well as iMovie and GarageBand.

A6 Processor:

Numerically, the iPhone 5 takes it to the next step and includes a powerful A6 Processor inside which is expected to bring 2x CPU processing as well as 2x graphics performance while still consuming less energy. The A6 processor is 22% smaller than the previously installed A5 processor.


The iPhone 5 will run on LTE — meaning the phone will operate on the fastest cellular data network around. For U.S. cell phone providers, you can expect Sprint, AT&T and Verizon to run the iPhone 5 on LTE initially.

Battery Life:

Apple has improved the battery life of the new iPhone with an expected talk time and browsing time of eight hours on 3G or LTE while WiFi will run you about 10-hours talk time/browsing.


The phone’s camera has been slightly downsized (approximately 25% thinner), although it features the same iPhone 4S, 8-megapixel camera at an f/2.4 aperture. It also features a dynamic low light mode intended to improve image quality within low light conditions. Video has been improved to film at 1080p with face detection, improved image stabilization and the user can also take photos while filming video. The front facing camera will film at an improved 720p, for HD FaceTime and will also include backside illumination.

New “Lightning” Dock Connector:

Perhaps one of the most notable changes of the iPhone 5 is the creation of a new connector which is being called, “Lightning.” Doing away with the old iPod connector, Lightning is 80% smaller than the previous connector and is reversible creating a more user friendly, ease-of-use.

Pricing/Release Info:

The iPhone 5 will be priced at the same tiers as the iPhone 4S with the 16GB model selling for $199 USD, 32GB at $299 USD and the 64GB at $399 USD. Pre-orders begin on Friday, September 14  with shipping hitting on September 21 to the U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.


Teen Daze featuring Frankie Rose – Union

Today Canada’s Teen Daze drops off the followup release from his forthcoming second album of the year, The Inner Mansion. This time the young artist links with female singer-songwriter out of Brooklyn, Frankie Rose, who graces the wistful instrumentals with her enchanting vocals. You can hear “Union” for yourself via the player below and check back with us for more from Teen Daze’s November 6 release.

A$AP Rocky – Cockiness (Remix) (Full Verse)

The track hit last week. Then Rocky joined Rihanna to open up the VMAs, throwing down on the “Cockiness (Remix).” But evidently the powers that be cut A$AP’s verse in half and only utilized 16 bars. Lucky for us, though, during a recent sit down with Sway, the Harlem emcee blessed with the full 32 bars. You can hear the entire verse below in part two of the interview.

Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River (B.Dolla Remix)

Been aching for some new JT? Well, this isn’t exactly it, but it is a rather infectious remix of his hit track “Cry Me A River.” Up-and-coming producer B.Dolla injects some dance flavor into the already impressive single, as much of the vocals have now been stripped away and replaced with intriguing effects. Check the stream below to enjoy the club-ready reworking. Let us know if you’re into it.

Coachella Could Expand To Five Festivals Per Year

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival’s promoters Golden Voice are looking to expand on the widely viewed festival season curtain raiser even further. The Los Angeles Times reports that with their contract up for renewal with the city of Indio in 2013, Golden Voice is looking to lock down the Empire Polo Club location until 2030, and have laid down even bigger plans to the event that already runs on consecutive weekends in April.
Detailed in documents released by the city of Indio, pending approval, Empire Polo Club could play host to two additional festivals on top of the two already Coachella holds, as well as the country music-focused Stagecoach Festival. Three of the festivals would happen in the spring and two in the fall, of the latter, one would hold a capacity of 99,000 and the other 75,000.
The proposal serves as a 180-degree turn for Golden Voice and the city of Indio, after talks of a rift between the two over a potential “amusement tax” being imposed by the city. It seems the matter has now been resolved and both parties are looking to a few more prosperous years together.
Further information on the potential expansion can be found on the Los Angeles Times.