Paris. Jan 2020

A sneak peak at some things to come for AW20.

Vaughan Oliver

It was sad news to hear that Vaughan Oliver passed away yesterday.  Oliver was a graphic designer known for his record covers and he was the in-house designer for 4AD.

His most famous 4AD designs include Doolittle and Surfer Rosa by Pixies, Treasure by Cocteau Twins and The Drift by Scott Walker.

60 from The Social

Ballyhackamore Social Club – 10 tracks from each of the residents.

Next up is the Boxing Night party with us warming up for Rodger, Jordan and Black Bones.

Christmas Shipping and Returns

Last dates for Christmas Shipping are

UK – Monday 23rd December

Europe – Friday 20th December

Rest of world – 19th December.

Our returns period for Christmas orders is extended to Friday January 10th, 2020.

James Massiah – Natural Born Killers

James Massiah is a poet and musician from South London and this EP is superb.


Soulland Over/Out

The new Over/Out collection by Soulland focuses around managing internal waste.  As with all clothing companies, they found that there was left over fabric rolls after every season and it had no use so they decided to up-cycle the fabric to produce a distinct and ethical capsule collection.

No additional fabrics have been purchased, transported or manufactured in the production of the Over/Out collection.⁠

The Trey Over Shirt is made up from a variety of differing fabrics and focuses on variations of orange, red and pink tones and original Soulland prints.

Available to purchase here-

Multi Trey Over Shirt

Huey, Sorcerer of the Brooklyn Zoo FT. MF DOOM, ODB, EARL SWEATSHIRT

A short animated music video by Tristan Zammit.

Stan Radio 15: Suzanne Kraft

Stan Ray’s latest radio mix is a rock heavy one and comes from Amsterdam-based DJ and producer, Suzanne Kraft.

From Stan Ray-

“Born Diego Herrera, and raised in Los Angeles, the city home to dublab radio, where he hosted his own musically widescreen show for many years (whilst also working as the station’s creative director).

A multi-instrumentalist, formally trained on sax, guitar, bass, and keys, the man is a prolific producer with releases on labels such as Running Back, Melody As Truth, Noise In My Head, and Animals Dancing. He co-owns P&D Records with best mate and dublab host P Relief, and is also well-known for essential collaborative projects with Jonny Nash and D.K.”

If you haven’t listened to Suzanne Kraft’s 2015 album, “Talk From Home” get straight on it.  It’s a belter.

POWERS – A Brief History

POWERS began life as a passion project for Eric Elms after spending his formative years studying at Pratt in New York. Eric had moved from San Diego, where meeting and working with Shepard Fairey helped him decide to make a go of it in art and design.  When he arrived in New York he studied under and worked at SSUR with Kevin Lyons and fell in with Brian Donnelly (aka KAWS) and spent some time as his assistant. Around 2001-02, before his final year at art school he dropped out to work for 2 years as a designer for Supreme after being asked by James Jebbia. That’s a lot of influential people in that paragraph!

Once he left Supreme and went freelance, some early stuff he was responsible for was the first few printed Japan Supreme Books (now very collectible), he worked for the very influential HUGE Magazine as well as corporate work for the likes of Vans, Nike, HBO and Carhartt.

He splits his work into thirds – painting, corporate design and publishing and his studio is based on Powers Street in Brooklyn – hence the name of the clothing line. This season’s arrivals sees him using Kilroy on a few tees and hoodies. The Kilroy figure is probably what Eric is most well known for. His successful 2011 ‘Wish You Were Here’ exhibition at Common Gallery in Tokyo saw him place Kilroy peering over well-known logos and images such as The Rolling Stones, Apple, Kate Moss, Louis Vuitton and Lego as well as collaborating with KAWS Original Fake, Jansport and Stussy for the project.

The Kilroy figure is inspired by a character which was drawn by WWII soldiers along with the infamous phrase ‘Kilroy was here’. It’s origins have become a myth and Eric was attracted to it as a type of ‘pre-graffiti’ – graffiti with no ego or name attached to it.

The latest POWERS drop is now available here.