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Soulwax Side Project: Forbidden

 

A limited edition vinyl box set has been created by a team made up of Soulwax, UK electrotrash dj Riton, and artist Fergus Purcell (AKA Fergadelic). The side project is called ‘Die Verboten’ and ya kna’, being Swiss and all, I can tell you this means FORBIDDEN. 

The box set is called “Live in Eivissa”  – named after an 18min track recorded in Ibiza on the A-side. On the B-side one can find a unique laser-etched piece of art. Another wacky feature to be noted is a pop-up pyramid, similar to the ones in our little kiddy books, whose configuration is designed to ‘focus the deep cosmic powers of the vinyl housed inside’. Whoa.

 

Die Verboten

Die Verboten

I like this etch, it reminds me a lot of the bright patterned clothing worn in M.I.A.’s Paper Planes vid when she’s dancing down the street wif her entourage. 

Here’s a lil sample of Fergadelic’s past work. Known for his stoner aesthetics, skull pieces, humor, sci-fi, and music related graphics. You be the judge:

 

SPEW - blaahhhhhh

SPEW - blaahhhhhh

Anyway, Die Verboten is due to come out around the end of June. Only 300 copies are being made. Kudos to Mixmag fo the goods. 

HOLLA

-KS

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An Essential Eighteen

Word up, 

Here’s a lil’ present for ya’ll. Intro first:

  • Flutebox & Beardyman – Google hosted an event for their employees and brought in these ninjas – UK’s premier beat-boxers straight from Londontown 
  • Beardyman – UK Beatbox Champ two years straight – 06/07
  • Quite a comical routine

The first time I watched this vid, I wasn’t really watching – more listening. Errytime I’d look back at my comp screen I’d be in awe. With only one question: How the fuck? This shit is amazing. Please watch all 18mins. It’s so worth it. I pwomise.

These boys throw down, covering everything from Drum & Bass to D’Angelo slow jamz. Their set includes some James Brown, Beat Nuts (Watch Out Now: wicked pump-up), even a fucking Planet Earth skit. 

So without further adieu, PUMP UP YO’ BASS, and git rrready!

Told you so. 

Love,

-KS

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Hocus-Pocus: If You’re Hip, You Drink Belley

Here’s my first post in decades –  maybe even centuries:

Two of my loves include vodka and rappers. So I thought I would share a nice lil’ combo. Nick’s ADIDAS commercial reminded me of this: Belvedere Vodka x RZA x Vincent Gallo. I know you ninjas love staleness. 

This was Belvedere’s attempt to relaunch their brand image. Couldn’t you tell from the fedora, plaid, that fire-crotch, and the picture taker? An attempt to appeal to those that party underground and are way too cool for school. Like all of us here at WBA. We totally cop shit way before Stitches. You don’ know. 

RZA said “They came to me because I’m an underground producer… even though I’ve sold millions and millions of records… or whateva. When I say Wu-Tang, the W is for Whitty, and the U is for Unpredictable.” Okay, cool. Anyway, I’d be down for a jam like that. 

LET IT RAIN bitchezzz,

-Krista

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¡Esto Es Muy Caliente!

I’ve discovered a track. The name is MALUCA, new on the scene reppin’ Brooklyn. A fresh mix of my favs M.I.A., Santi, and of course that Diplo rhythm. Check out ‘El Tigeraso’ on her myspace page right here.

Produced by Diplo, I can’t help but wonder – if he can make something sound this good, how good can he make our children look?

Watch Out!

Watch Out!

Okay okay, as some of you know my life goal is to be Latina. But regaldless, this track is hype. This song inspires me to drink a 26 of Jose Cuervo and dance merengue on the bar. Care to join?

¡Hasta luego!

-K

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Who Knew Kermit Could Be So Unfashionable?

This is my first post eva. Thought I’d give yall something hideous: a grotesque creation coming straight  from Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s Fall 2009 ready-to-wear line. 

This is the ugliest shit I've eva seen.

This is the ugliest shit I've eva seen.

The only place that one could be ready-to-wear such a disgrace is a fucking acid-dropping jam in the back of a trailer in Nevada. Don’t be too quick to judge though, Castelbajac once freelanced for yo’ fav red-tagged jean brand – Levi Strauss. I wonder if she resides on a lily pad…

Whitest Bitch Alive,

-K

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Pretty Green, And No, I Am Not Speaking Of Brennen

So apparently Liam Gallagher of Oasis just can’t handle the look of today’s indie kids and hipsters. His intentions are to “fucking rid the world of tight pants and pointy shoes”. His line Pretty Green will drop sometime in June, showcasing a re-creation of ‘lads clothing. Ottawa boys, be on the lookout – his line will include parkas, scarves, knitwear, tees, and all that good shit.  

I can’t wait to see what is made. Hopefully it will keep him from getting belligerently drunk and questioning his brothers child’s legitimacy. Gotta love the voice though.

-K

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