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by: freddie

 

5 Tracks for your week

  1. A favourite track on Lunice‘s new ‘180’ – EP.
  2. British producer SOPHIE‘s final track release, completing his debut album PRODUCT, which came out on the 27th under another ground breaking scottish record label Numbers.
  3. Sevdaliza continuing to be among the exemplary artists of counter-culture.
  4. Because Black Friday, and Cyber Monday have ruined every other persons inbox, Kendrick’s comment on the consumerist convention  liberated the benighted.
  5. Jazz Cartier is gaining momentum and is proving to be the one to watch.

 

Lunice – 180

Last night the record label LuckyMe Records, from Glasgow, founded by Dominic Flanagan and Martyn Flynn (a beautiful man who was more than happy to give a few words of support), held a surprise free London event to start Lunice’s tour of Europe.

Lunice’s heated and intimate set opened with a remix of ‘BBHMM’ and the vocal cues of Assassin from ‘Im In It’, to let the crowd know the Montreal producer was present. The strobe  burnt into the eyes of the audience as ‘dial’ played, King Lunice drummed off his Akai MPC, we were even blessed with unreleased TNGHT tracks including ‘Uh Uh’. The B-boy turned virtuoso gave a phenomenal spectacle at the Dance Tunnel.

This was going to be a post without mentioning Hudson Mohawke, however just past 10p.m. a man named Ross Birchard ambled in with his companion, he hoped to do this unrecognised, fortune and its gift was not so sweet that night for him as I offered praise for his 40 minute rap monument.

Many people scream and call him dad at live shows, its a cult thing, he has also had a hand in every other Yeezus hit. The shy Scottish gorgeous Glaswegian genius had just arrived back in the UK to see his ‘TNGHT’ counterpart, “just a bit tired” from work in the U.S. He is a well grounded man and I was infatuated by him, his music speaks for itself. I will see him again next week at the Roundhouse and call him dad.

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A comment of pure wisdom from his documentary ‘Very First Breath’

The LuckyMe family feature: S-type, Eclair Fifi, Jacques Greene, DJ Paypal, Cashmere Cat… they sign everyone worth listening to.

Why mention LuckyMe? Why is the sky blue? Why is water wet?

Rustle’s (Russell Whyte) latest release Evenifyoudontbelieve, which saw a return to his raw production like his debut Warp released album Glass Swords. This release was under Warp and also featured the eye of LuckyMe and himself (feat. Rustie, produced by Rustie) many wonder if he got this from Marc Jacobs. Rustie has been seen to be corrupting minds with sonic philosophy together with S-type. Rustie is in danger of being put on trail by Meletus for giving eargasms in public spaces, the same goes for S-type and his remix of Obey City – Waterbed, which you can listen to here.

The pre-mastered tracks of the duo’s next release have been sighted over the LuckMe twitter page.

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…still waiting for that.

Oh yeah and that.

 

 

Photographer for your Week

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Emanuele D’Angelo

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Emanuele D’Angelo is the founder of the lifestyle network LivinCool (Art, Music, Fashion, Travel), there you can see his choice of muses and maestros expressing the avant-garde, as he does in his photography. Below is Raury, 19-year-old musician suffering from success in Saint Laurent boots.

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He is either spotted shooting in LA at his Sheats Goldstein Residence even with Kacy Hill (Model, provocateur, G.O.O.D. Music signed, Yeezy protégé). He travels to every continent and has been published by a number of established magazines. If he is not featuring some of the greatest designers, or artists in Fashion and music, he is dining with jaw shattering models such as Emily Ratajkowski in London at the Chiltern Firehouse.

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You can get his last publication, October in Tokyo here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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by: freddie

A diet of menthol cigarettes and free coffee at 7pm on wednesday, the promoter and I shared an amicable exchange on our mothers calling us both the past tense of draw. I had just missed Flat White playing the night before due to the need to stroke my friends cats, I also missed S-type playing on Monday to an extensive phone call to my mum. But fuck yes mum, a boiler room, in shoreditch, nothing like Flat White wearing his own fashion label ‘Off White’ , while Future (hendrix) base is served in the basement (pardon that bullshit joke) of the Red Gallery.

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I wish my benevolent mum had come, she would have loved to see me smile like I did when I was a child, but this time her warm beautiful brown skinned child was just trying to keep out of being in the endless gifs of awkward boiler room recordings. Yeah, the one where Kaytranada (Kay-Kay) is watching the decks and people wiping their natural oils on his shoulder, not the nice oils you find in Norwegian spa’s or the ones your uncle tried to put on you either.

Only 6ft Mykki Blanco can sweat so heavily in a Nike sports bra, while making it look like William L Pope visual art piece, surrounded by the citizens of Berlin Techno. Mykki Blanco, is all of art and androgyny, and i know he smelt of sweet magnolia blossoms after that Jimmy Edgar boiler room, who needs his own page of deliberation, id love to love him, and give him a massage and play with his hair if he consents to it and i am not objectifying him in sort.

The fake road man nike-cap, man bag, positioning adolescents added a wonderful sense of ill-placed smugness from the ancien east regime now displays the new gentrified theatre for grime, like when G.W. Bush did the ice bucket challenge, without shouting “Lock arff”. You are not helping yourself. It was great, i would love to meet the kids who lined up screaming at anyone in the smoking area to leave so they could get in as snapping their grandparents heart monitors for 50 likes on instagram was not enough for their peers appreciation.

Wow that is harsh.

No, nothing is real just lay in bed and listen to Carl Sagan.

“I’m joking, I’m just serious”, but yes Boiler Room maintained its pre-eminence of the underground night with Section Boyz and “Mandem” including: Stormzy, Novelist, Jammer…BBK. London grime is establishing its empire, a new Holy Roman Empire, but who do you call the Pope or the Habsburgs, Skepta? Dizzy Rascal?

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I came for Flat White, as the Chicago DJ, Virgil Abloh, creative director of “Off-White” a new collection of “practical conceptual” street influenced fashion. Virgil DJ’s, works on projects with Kanye West, shoots with Vic Mensa, throws Travis Scott his aesthetics for performances, and has the time to bless us us on a Tuesday night in the cold. A paragon of 21st century multi-talented  visionaries which Kanye West understandably backs.

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Here is Virgil, A$AP and Kanye, hanging out today, from virgil’s instagram, as a triumvirate of contemporary music and fashion.

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…by the time he played Hackney Parrot by Tessla, which DJ EZ also injects into  his introductions, I looked at someone in a disposition close to a nose bleed. It was intense, not “in tents” but like a scene from The Eric Andre Show. Fuck, why so many dad jokes? I’ve said “too many F’s already”.

If you have read this far, why? Further, there is no prize, this is all pointless information about an irrational student in London in his own insight has the art of living without any magniloquence. This is my first post,  I am vulnerable and I want to start somewhere, and write about creativity whichever form the feeling comes from.