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The xx & The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra – Live at The Bridlington Opera House


The xx make a stop at the Bridlington Opera House to perform alongside the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra as apart of the ongoing “BBC Philharmonic Presents…” series. The group just recently released their phenomenal album Coexist and perform tracks from the album as well as their debut album, The xx.  Listen to the full performance courtesy of Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1. The band hits the stage right around the one-hour mark of the two-hour stream, and you can enjoy it by clicking here.

FACT mix 347 – How To Dress Well


Tom Krell, a.k.a. How To Dress Well just released his new album,  Total Loss, and now releases a 58-minute mix for FACT.  The mix is quite eclectic including a mix of different genres ranging from  R&B, pop, electronica, to hip hop.  Artists like  Jimmy Eat World, Blood Diamond, Maxwell, Beyoncé, Grimes, Babyface and more make are even featured.

Lupe Fiasco – Put ‘Em Up


Lupe Fiasco‘s upcoming album Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, leaked last night and here we have track eight,  “Put ‘Em Up.” The track is produced by 1500 Or Nothin’. ,  Food & Liquor 2 is set to drop next Tuesday, September 25, and you can pre-order your copy now by clicking here.

Juvenile featuring Lil Wayne & Birdman – Picture Perfect


Juvenile attempts to rejuvenate his career and reclaim old glory by reuniting with fellow Hot Boy Lil Wayne and former Boss Birdman on the track “Picture Perfect.”  Mike Will Made It provides the backdrop for the track but some of us nostalgic folk wish Mannie Fresh had been recruited. The drop-off comes just weeks after Juvenile and Wayne hit the stage together at Miami’s illustrious LIV nightclub.

Source: Complex



Air Jordan IX “Olive”

The Air Jordan IX “Olive” will see a release later this year which takes cues from the original release.  The sneaker features a black leather and suede olive upper. Black also covers the sole and inner lining. The two colors are accented by red hits on the branding on the sole and heel.

Air Jordan 9 “Olive”
November 2012

Kanye West Explains ‘Cruel Summer’

Kanye West releases this video to discuss the release of the Cruel Summer album.  Here, West speaks on the general idea behind it, the process that went into creating it, the importance he and his team placed on every aspect of it, and how he hopes the music is ingested in listeners’ daily lives.

“We’re making music to create to; music to be creative to; music that you listen to on your way to work so that you can deal with your boss; music that you listen to ’cause you’re the boss, so you can deal with your employees,” he says.

Purchase your copy of Cruel Summer on iTunes now.

Diplo “About That Life” feat. Jahan Lennon of Pop


Diplo is working on a new album and releases one of the tracks from the project here entitled “About That Life.”

“About That Life” sounds like an acid induced psychedelic gem ripped straight from Diplo’s infamous mix series, AEIOU. Featuring Jahan Lennon of the now deceased Mad Decent band Popo, you’ll find yourself listening to this song on repeat long after the hallucinations go away.


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Nike Air Max+ 2012 “Electric Green”

An electric green colorway of the Air Max+ 2012 is now available and it’s a pretty good looking sneaker. The sneaker features a  black lining with a matching Swoosh and 360 Max Air unit for cushioning.  The sneaker also features a  contrasting white midsole while Electric Green appears across the lightweight Hyperfuse upper and the majority of the rubber outsole.  The sneaker seen here is now available both in-store and online from Switzerland’s Titolo for €209.12 EUR (approximately $273 USD).

@GianniLee & Mike Blud “Cruel Summer” The Samples MIXTAPE

Gianni Lee and DJ Mike Blud are back with the Fourth Installment of their popular “Samples Mixtape” Series and tackle Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music compilation. Download below!
Gianni Lee ( Designer/DJ ) Teams up yet again with Producer Mike Blud & clothing company Babylon Cartel. to bring you the fourth installment of their “Sample Mixtape” series.  After the monumental release of G.O.O.D Music’s Cruel Summer Album, the duo bring you the original samples for your listening pleasure.
Gianni Lee x Mike Blud – Cruel Summer – The Samples MIXTAPE
1. Intro
2. Rick Ross – Hold Me Back (To The World)
3. James Brown – Funky President (Clique)
4. Giorgio Moroder – Tony’s Theme (Mercy)
5. Super Beagle – Dust A Sound Boy (Mercy)
6. YB – Lambo (Mercy)
7. Rev. G.I Townsel – A Sermons Fragment (New God Flow)
8. Marcos Valle – Bodas de Sangue (New God Flow)
9. Melvin Bliss – Synthetic Substitution (New God Flow)
10. Ghostface Killa – Mighty Healthy (New God Flow)
11. Dave & Ansel Collins – Double Barrel (The One)
12. Public Enemy – Public Enemy No. 1 (The One)
13. Ma$e – Lookin At Me (Cold)
14. Nate King Cole – Get Me To The Church On Time (The Morning)
15. Barrington Levy – Under Mi Sensi (I Don’t Like)

Dior Homme Demi-Measure 2012 Fall/Winter Lookbook

Dior Homme releases the lookbook for the designer labels Fall/Winter 2012 Demi-Measure collection. The Formalwear line enlists acclaimed photographer Paul Wetherell to take the shots and showcases the sharp lines and clean silhouettes of all the upcoming items. Shot in the brand’s signature monochromatic style, the Demi-Measure collection consists of a selection of suits and shirts that are measured to the specifications of each client. Available at select locations, the production process for each garment consists of two initial fittings followed by a five to eight week period during which each garment is tailor-made for a pin-perfect fit. Prices start at €510 EUR (approximately $666 USD) for a shirt and €2,700 EUR for a suit (approximately $3,528 USD).

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Nigel Cabourn x Red Wing Heritage Munson Boot

British designer Nigel Cabourn collaborates with American footwear company Red Wing Heritage for the Munson Boot seen here. The boot is inspired by Edward Munson’s 1912 study on what makes the perfect book and features an oiled leather upper finished with a layer of wax for added durability and weather resistance. The bot also comes featuring a Harris Tweed lining for warmth, a double layer outsole for increased comfort and durability, and leather laces finished in a military green. The Munson Boot is available now at select Redwing retailers across Japan, North America and Europe.

Meek Mill featuring Kirko Bangz – Young & Gettin It

Meek Mill is one of the most popular rappers in Hip Hop. We are all eagerly anticipating his debut album Dreams & Nightmares is set to hit stores on October 30, so there’s no better time for the unveiling of the first official single from it. For this brand new song, appropriately titled “Young & Gettin It,” Kirko Bangz assists with his signature melodies on the chorus and Mill’s go-to beatmaker Jahlil Beats handles things on the production front. Give it a spin and let us know what you think.

Nike LeBron X+ “Fireberry” Release Info

Today we take a look at the newest colorway of the Nike LeBron X+ which is being billed as the Fireberry.  The sneaker will be released on September 22, one week ahead of the USA version.  The sneaker features a fireberry colorway with a speckled grey midsole and grey over the textured Nike Swoosh.

Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski “Work Blue”

The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski is one of the greatest skateboarding sneakers. That is very easy to say and now we have a new colorway that features the use of new materials and colors. The sneaker has been given a slight makeover with a work blue exterior that is slightly tamed by a sail mdisole. Utility blue marks the branding on the side panel and tongue as well as the piping on the upper. The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski “Work Blue” is available now at select retailers.

i am OTHER: Nardwuar vs. Big Sean

Nardwuar is back with a new video with his latest victim,  err, I mean interviewee who happens to none other than G.O.O.D. Music Poster child Big Sean for  i am OTHER during the Detroit rapper’s stop in Vancouver.  As with all Nardwuar interviews, a slew of discordant topics are asked and even the appearance of a Jesus piece-wearing Biggie doll, classic Detroit-area records and more. G.O.O.D. Music’s highly-anticipated album Cruel Summer dropped today.