Give it up to this duo. Newly inducted members of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America and winners of the Swarovski Award (which acknowledges talented emerging menswear designers), Dao Yi Chow and Maxwell Osbourne are like the new Riggs and Murtaugh of menswear. This is the perfect time to unleash their Spring/Summer 2013 campaign upon us. Styled by DETAILS Style Director and street style expert Eugene Tong, this new collection presents a killer combination of English tailoring with NYC Soho swag. The perfect juxtaposition of prep and street, Chow and Osbourne’s campaign reassures we’ll never be too cool for school.
Although James Jacob (better known by his stage name, Jakwob) first hit mainstream success with his remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Starry Eyed,” the 24-year-old British DJ has moved on to producing songs of his own with singles like “Here With Me,” “Right Beside You” and “Electrify.” Now the producer finds himself in the favorable predicament of being the one who’s being sampled instead.
London-based DJ and friend Etherwood successfully collaborated with Jakwob on a remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games,” spurring the beginning of a fruitful remix-relationship. Today, the two continue to display their musical chemistry through productions like Etherwood’s remix of Jakwob’s “Fade,” a single off of Jakwob’s album-in-progress.
This song features the polished sounds of singer-songwriter Maiday carefully laced with Jakwob’s hyper-toxic analog dips and flutters. Etherwood adds another layer of dimension with measures of euphoric melody studded by skipped beats. The combined result? A feeling of floating in space.
Take a listen for yourself.
The East-coast ex-pats among us may be more immediately familiar with the term “Bodega,” even though we definitely have bodegas here in Los Angeles. Unless you’re so deep into some Beverly Hills lifestyle that your idea of a sandwich shop is Le Pain Quotidien, then you’ve probably been to one.
Still not following? A bodega is a neighborhood hub, a chill spot to pick up some beer, snacks, batteries, toilet paper, etc. Anything really. And in a celebratory ode to all-things-Bodega, Brisk Iced Tea has teamed up with Vice’s music channel Noisey and Latin culture experts Remezcla to bring you a free concert series, Youtube channel, and online content hub: the Brisk Bodega.
Last Saturday over in Williamsburg, the Brisk Bodega tour took over a warehouse for a twelve hour music and art marathon. The free, open-to-the-public rager featured work by street artists Artek and Mr. Kiji and headlining sets by Just Blaze, DJ Slink, and Brenmar. Go ahead and mark your calendars: the tour is hitting LA in September after stops in Houston, Miami, and Chicago.
In the meantime, you can get down with the outpouring of hip-hop, art, and style over at BriskBodega.com. We’re also looking forward to new episodes of Bodega Chat, a web series where comedian Juan Bago interviews artists in their neighborhood bodega, giving a little insight into their day-to-day shopping habits (peep the teaser below). But Brisk is inviting regular people to Rep their Bodegas too! Their fun new series of commercials highlight actual shop owners at real bodegas around the country, so if you’ve got some West Coast corner store love, now’s your chance to share it. Tell the folks over at Brisk what gives your local Bodega it’s own unique flavor. You might win them a sponsored commercial, and you might pocket thousand dollars. Not bad.