Brain Dead co-founder Kyle Ng’s award-winning digital series Social Fabric explores counter cultures, styles and clothing in general. In the series Ng travels around the world delving into themes such as plaid, camouflage, trainers, jeans and the leather jacket.
Originally released on Red Bull TV, there are two seasons and if you have no access to Red Bull TV you can catch the first season on Netflix.
Chris dusted off his 1210s for the first time in a while to record this all vinyl mix for us. Listen to one of our favourite selectors play just over an hour of great music.
Selected Ambient Works Volume II
1994 and Richard D. James released Selected Ambient Works Volume II in the same year both Richie and I were gearing up to leave P7 and while I vaguely remember hearing Digeridoo around that time there is no way that an album featuring mostly dark ambient techno or ‘isolationism’ (as coined around the time) would have appealed to us then, but around 10 years on and I started appreciating Richard’s productions – probably like most people my age fired on by the release of the Richard D James Album, Come To Daddy and Windowlicker. While his first album under his Aphex Twin moniker remains my favourite, Selected Ambient Works Volume II is an album that opened up discoveries in other forms of music that I wasn’t aware of or into at the time.
Brain Dead have referenced the album in their SS19 collection on a Navy Pillow and a Half Zip Hoodie which we have available in both Black and Cool Grey here and pictured above. Check out Paul Nicholson’s (Aphex Twin’s graphic artist Number 3) reveal on how the album cover was done on the interview below.
SOULLAND VIDEO DEAD
For Spring/Summer 19 Soulland focuses on the death of the VHS.
Soulland cofounder Jacob Kampp Berliner’s father owned a VHS rental store when he was younger and his influences can be directly found in the tees referencing the 1987 horror comedy film, The Video Dead and the 1965 British horror film, Dr Terror’s House of Horrors along with the VHS illustrations used on Multi Cornwall Short Sleeve Shirt.
Riders in order of appearance;
Alex Raeymaekers, Mats Edel, Chima Chibueze, Logan Da Silva Ortiz, Othmar van Rijswijk, Billy Hoogendijk & introducing Pascal Moelaert.
Guest appearances by; Donald Huycke & Zak Gold.
Filmed by Sami El Hassani
Edit by Boeie Productions
NEVER NEVER TEN 3 – NNxBB
Thanks to all who came down to out last party with Black Bones – here is 10 tracks we played on the night. Check out Black Bones 5 FROM THE FLOOR.
Bela Lugosi was born 20 October 1882 and in his heyday he was hailed as the undisputed king of horror. Nearly 90 years after he first donned a vampire’s cape, Lugosi’s take on Count Dracula is still widely hailed as the definitive portrayal of the legendary fiend.
His influence has been be varied and lasting. From “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by the the band Bauhaus which was later performed by the band during the opening credits and introduction of the 1983 horror film The Hunger to Martin Landau’s oscar winning portrayal of Bela Lugosi in the 1994 film Ed Wood.
Gimme 5’s High Contrast pack features a tee with a screen printed front referencing Bela Lugosi preparing to feast on Mina in Dracula (1931).
We would like to thank Stan Ray for asking us to contribute to their guest mix series in which we picked some new and not so new music we have been listening to recently.
Todd James is an American painter whose paintings and installations have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Along with Barry McGee and Steve Powers he created Street Market at New York City’s Deitch Projects and the exhibition was selected for the 2001 Venice Biennale. In 2004, he also participated in the group exhibition Beautiful Losers which traveled to several museums in the United States. A re-creation of this work was a central installation of the LA MOCA’s record breaking Art in the Street exhibition in 2011.
Born in 1969 in New York, NY, James spent his youth hitting up the New York subway system with graffiti using the tag-name REAS, and this graffiti developed into the graphic aesthetic he is recognised for today. James is known for his fantastically coloured cartoonish paintings which fuse his experience as a graffiti artist with art history, pop culture, sexuality, and violence.
Ahead of our co-hosted party next Friday (5th April), check out their website blackbones.co.uk – we love websites like this where the wealth of knowledge and passion shines through in every post. This is also backed up by their amazing vinyl only releases, which we will help them celebrate the latest on Friday at Blaklist. See you there!