Rhye‘s Michael Milosh, aka Milosh, is working on a new album Jetlag following the release ofWoman earlier this year (one of my favorite albums of the year). It’s out November 26 via Deadly/eOne Music Canada. Today we get a first listen to one of the tracks from the album titled “This Time.”
The album is a collaborative effort between Milosh and his wife Alexa, both musically and in the album’s accompanying visuals. Of the album, Milosh writes:
Jetlag is an expression of my deep love for my wife, my happiness and excitement for a new place in my life, my sadness or fear of stepping out of my old life… Jetlag is about dancing between two worlds simultaneously, learning about myself through the process and ultimately making a choice to be with someone, to fully commit to that life even though it’s on the other side of the world.
Jetlag is drenched in secrets, little sonic ghosts that riddle the record. It’s an electronic album in its texture and attitude but a lot of the sounds in this record are from the most intimate of places from my life. In ‘Do You Want What I Need’, I mic’d myself drumming on my wife’s tummy, brushing her skin; edit, cut up and reversed her laughs as we joked over the pure hilarity of it all. In the song ‘Jetlag’, the hand percussion that dances through the whole piece is me drumming on my bathtub both with water in it and empty. Pots and pans are used as drum hits and the glasses I drink from everyday clank together and are edited to fit these rhythms. Our dog Maya’s collar was used as she ran by during a vocal take. It became the definitive break into the B section in ‘This Time’.
Milosh’s solo career long pre-dates Rhye. He has released several albums on Plug Research and !K7. Listen to his older releases on Bandcamp.
Here’s a trailer for Jetlag, featuring clips from songs from the album.
ScHoolboy Q has released a new track titled “Banger (MOSHPIT)” for his fans. This should hold fans over since his album Oxymoron is currently suffering from delays due to sample clearances issues. The track is produced by The Renegades and is available for listening below:
Q also shared an update on his album with Miss Info:
“Oxymoron is finished, I finally turned it in. Everybody thought I was having, like, label problems. I just wasn’t ready, so I kept recording and recording and recording. It’s like your baby, so you want to make sure it’s perfect, ’cause this could make you or break you. I could really fall off; rappers do it all the time.”
Today we take a look at a new offering from Nike SB in the form of the “Blue Digi Floral” Stefan Janoski. The shoe is the result of Stefan Janoski, a skater’s skater, remaining steadfast that Nike give him the shoe he designed as he designed it. His stubbornness paid off, because not only has the Janoski become a skate staple since its release in 2009, shoe collectors and Nike enthusiasts have also shown it a ton of love.
Nike SB always gives their shoes a plethora of colors, and the Janoski has been no different, appearing in a lot of incarnations over the past few years. With that being said though, once in a while they’ll really go all out and make something special. This Quick Strike release is one of those times. The ‘Blue Digi Floral’ has a canvas upper that mixes a desert camouflage with pixelated floral print to create a truly unique tapestry. Black accents line the overlay, the stitching, and the metal eyelets, providing clear cut lines to define the shoe. Contrasting all the madness is a classy bright white swoosh, managing to stand out even amongst the intricate print. On the bottom you’ve got the classic white vulcanized sole that makes it so good for skating, with a black wrap around pinstripe separating it from the upper. Inside they stick to the tried and true Zoom Air heel unit that has been preventing bruises since Nike’s re-launch back into the skate world.
Nike SB Stefan Janoski ‘Blue Digi Floral’ are going for $90, and will be available at UBIQ in-store September 27th at 10AM EST. For now though we leave you with Mr. Janoski’s breakout part in Habitat’s Mosaic. If you look closely, he is wearing Savier shoes throughout the part. Savier was an offshoot brand of Nike that came after their first unsuccessful attempt at skateboarding, serving ultimately as a test run for them before their re-entry as Nike SB and absolute takeover of the industry. Janoski rode for that company and was moved onto the SB roster when that shift occurred.
RL Fans: What you’ve been waiting for is coming this Friday
The Ralph Lauren Vintage program is now in high gear with the return of the beloved Polo Bear Sweater. Originally introduced by Lauren back in 1991, the sweater will be available today, Friday, September 27 for both men and women - online as a part of RL Vintage‘s “Bring It Back” program. The original design was inspired by a Steiff teddy bear –rocking the finest miniaturized Polo garb.
Zakee returns with his latest single “Tippin” ahead of his forthcoming sophomore LP Rise Of The Rebels: Assimilations, due out this winter. The track – similar to the upcoming project – tackles addiction, injustice and love according to the gospel of gritty rhymes, driving electricity and the omnipresent 808 anchored by an ethereal hook. What you are hearing with “Tippin” is the emotional maturation of the trap. Zakee spoke on the project ahead of the single release:
Rise of the Rebels: Assimilations shows a side of me that only a select few get to see. This music represents my life growing up in West Philly while traveling around the world. My perspectives are a bit different but still grounded in the hood where I came from. It represents all those underdog moments of my life while paying homage.”
The project includes contributions from Ski Beatz, Prince Paul and Sisko. Check the track below to get a taste of Zakee’s single “Tippin.” Stay tuned for more from the Rise Of The Rebels: Assimilations LP, coming soon.
Sneaker experts Concepts return with their latest Nike SB Project coming in the form the “Ugly Christmas Sweater” Dunk Highs. The sneaker comes featuring a mix of festive faces including a snowman across the grey upper and green and red accents throughout. Stay tuned for an official unveiling and expect the kicks to hit retail in time for Holiday 2013.