Syd tha Kyd—government name, Sydney Loren Bennett—is a singer AND producer responsible for the slinky, soulful vocals woven throughout the adeptly produced tracks of Odd Future’s vibe-y cousin, The Internet. As the only female of the 11-member Odd Future crew, 22-year-old Bennett has evolved from introverted beatmaker, to a poised, assured front woman of the neo-soul group.
It would’ve been completely different without social media. There’s a very big shock factor within Odd Future that we need social media for. It’s the age of viral media.
For the Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martian of The Internet, it was out with the trippy and in with the funky. Their latest single, titled “Dontcha,” features a delicate, soulful and sexy Syd over a bouncy drum line and a deep bass groove. The track serves as the blog-o-sphere’s first official taste of their sophomore album, “Feel Good,” due at the end of this month.
Syd’s vocals still come across as laidback, but are more definitive and don’t shy away from Matt’s soundscape, which had a little production boost from Chad Hugo and Mike Einziger. A year ago, very few would place Syd’s vocal capabilities alongside words like “sultry” and “sexy,” but a track like this might force many to think twice about it.
On the production front, Syd Tweeted to fans that this project is a 180-degree flip from the duo’s original electronic sound, and that it was slated to be a funk and neo-soul album – notarizing a quick maturation in their musical direction.
‘Tis the season…well, tradeshow season it is, and we at LA CANVAS are pumped to see the latest trends at one of the biggest events in the fashion and street wear community: the Agenda Tradeshow. It’s where the who’s who of the fashion and streetwear industry gather to hawk their wares (so to say) to buyers and media alike. This year, we expect to see OG streetwear brands like 10 Deep and Stussy, newcomers like Publish and GPPR and fan favorites like Blackscale and SSUR, to preview their fall collections. This year is also the first year Agenda will be previewing their very first women’s collective, Agenda WMNS.
One trend we’re more excited to see our favorite brands showcase is Summer Socks. For the guys who aren’t into rocking the uber-tailored board shorts and tennis shoes, Santa has come early this year. Here’s a line-up of socks that are sure to look dope with a pair of cut-offs or even peeking through your rolled up jeans. Drop that crotch and pull up these socks.
Clockwise from top: Odd Future Mint Donut, 40’s & Shorties White Blunt, SSUR White TCB, Benny Gold Black Tie Die, 40’s & Shorties Black Jesus Piece, HUF Yellow Can Crew, Obey Quality Dissent, Happy Socks Leopard High