Shisa has returned with our favorite production of his yet. 'Transmissions' has him teaming up with San Francisco based Choongum . They've labelled 'Transmissions' genre as "dreamtech" which may serve as an apt descriptor as it's not dreamy in a familiar, close your eyes, slow paced, Enya way. Instead, it's the sonic equivalent of a reminder you that you can dream with your eyes open as you walk through a deserted and hazy downtown Tokyo street and become hypnotized by the hiss of fluorescent lights encircling you in all the hues of the rainbow. [...]
Blog: Handsome Clothing
Artist: HANDSOME Title: HANDSOME Presents - Rhapsodic Volume V - Mixed by Shisa File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Deep House
Artist: Shisa & Choongum Title: Transmissions Link Text: Shisa & Choongum - Transmissions File Name: shisa-choongum-Transmissions-1 .mp3 Bitrate: 320 kbps Year: 2012
The Workshirt from Engineered Garments has become a signature style from the New York brand. Their denim colourway has become the quintessential EG staple; changing slightly each season with new weights and dyes. The shirt consistently features two asymmetrical pockets, reinforced elbow stitching as well as their signature red stitching and red botton button. For Fall/Winter 2012, Engineered Garments has done their Workshirt in a lightweight indigo denim. The new colourway looks exceptional in person, offering a warm feeling within the deep indigo hue. Available at Odin New York .
Since the 2012 Olympics, Nike has been dominating the footwear market with technical designs that have made their way into the casual sneaker realm. The Flyknits have become a phenomenon, now sold out across the country, we see them more on the feet of the fashion conscious than the active. This momentum continues to build with the impending release of the Inneva Woven from Nike Sportswear. Designed to mimic the natural biomechanics of the foot, the Nike Free Inneva Woven is defined by its premium crafted details: a hand-woven upper, dynamic lacing system and natural motion. [...]
Canadian brand, Wings + Horns, continue their foray into quality sneakers this season. The have offered their Suede High Top Sneakers for FW12 in variety of new colourways. The Black on Black is a standout and looks pristine. The calfskin sneaker features a suede upper, leather laces, leather toecaps and a side zipper detail. The shoe is Made in Italy, we are told in the very same factory as YSL. Available at Nomad .
Odin NYC has been one of our top boutiques in New York City for years. They boast a collection of formidable brands including Comme Des Garcons, Thom Browne, Engineered Garments, Common Projects, Junya Watanabe and White Mountaineering in their three Manhattan boutiques. In addition to these international brands, they have also been selling their private label in store for the last few seasons. Today, Odin launched a collaboration with Target. The 20 piece collection consists of shoes, shirting, outwear and accessories that range between $17-$99, a steep departure from the typical price range found at Odin. We have [...]
Say hello to Cyril Hahn , a man who likes to make songs as epic and emotive as possible. Like an electronic version of Explosions In the Sky. We once read that listening to Explosion In the Sky while watching paint dry can be a life affirming and transcendental experience. It's kind of the same for Cyril who has a prediliction towards taking über-pop R&B hits from the likes of Mariah Carey and Destiny's Child. After listening to his remixes it makes you wonder why the original didn't sound like this. Below are our favorite remixes of [...]
This second installment in our series of Spotify playlists is largely influenced by the baritone voices of Joy Division's Ian Curtis and maybe the second, much weirder, coming of him, John Maus. These two were the jumping off point for the rest of the songs included on the mix. We tried to match our favorite post-punk and new-wave sounds of the 1980s with modern music that is strongly influenced by them. This is why you'll find a New Order song followed directly by a new Future Islands song and the Pet Shop Boys followed by a little-known Com Truise track. [...]
It's Sunday. It's time to really relax. Use these songs to get in the mood. In honor of the 11th anniversary of Aaliyah's passing, Shlohmo released this ace remix of 'Enough Said'. DOWNLOAD: Aaliyah feat. Drake - Enough Said (Shlohmo Remix) Nacey lightens the mood with this effervescent relaxer. [...]
Artist: Aaliyah Feat. Drake Title: Enough Said (Shlohmo Remix) Link Text: Aaliyah feat. Drake - Enough Said (Shlohmo Remix) File Name: bbgirl.mp3 Bitrate: 320 kbps
Artist: Nacey Title: Rather Be Swimming Link Text: Nacey - Rather Be Swimming File Name: Nacey-Rather-Be-Swimming.mp3 Bitrate: 320 kbps Year: 2012
Artist: Shisa & Choongum Title: Hearts (Original Mix) Link Text: Shisa & Choongum - Hearts (Original Mix) File Name: Shisa-Hearts-02-Hearts-Origina l-Mix.mp3 Bitrate: 320 kbps Year: 2012
As always, Junya Watanabe MAN has an exceptional selection of outerwear for the season. They manage to keep their designs interesting while sticking to their consistent style of classic cuts and a variety of materials. The Hunting Style Camouflage Jacket for FW12 is a perfect piece for the months ahead. Available at Tres Bien Shop .
When we heard this track on Flosstradamus' recent Banned mix, we immediately scoured the tracklist to find the one song that was demolishing our minds. Of course, it was an unreleased production of their own that they were holding tight to their chest as it was a WMD. We haven't been in the mood for a banger in a long time, but when it's done this well it's hard to deny. [...]
Artist: Flosstradamus Title: UNDERGR☢UND ANTHEM Link Text: Flosstradamus - Undergr☢und Anthem File Name: UNDERGR☢UND-ANTHEM.mp3 Genre: UNDERGR☢UND Year: 2012
Levi's Vintage Clothing continues to delve into their archives to recreate designs from their earlier years. One piece that we have enjoyed first hand is their 1950s Textured Cotton T-shirt. As the name suggests, this is a replication of the style and dimensions of their basic tee from the 1950s. Most notably the t-shirt features a wider body, short/loose sleeves and a breast pocket. Upon wearing one will also notice the heavier weight of the cotton, an immediate sign of the quality behind the garment. Available at Mr. Porter and Tres Bien Shop .
As the summer winds down, Supreme took a break from releasing new products for the last couple of weeks. This Thursday at 11am EST they will start their gradual release of Fall/Winter 2012 Products including a range of apparel and accessories. One of the stand out pieces for us is the Supreme x Porter "Fuck You Pay Me" cases for your iPad, iPhone and Camera (pictured above). Check out our Top 5 Supreme FW12 picks ahead.
We love that two of our favorite local artists finally got together on a song. The dance leaning indie-rock sound of Young Empires was always ripe for a more club friendly remix. Toronto natives ColeCo deliver with their sun-drenched pool party ready take on their song "Let You Sleep Tonight" that ColeCo have cheekily called "We Don't Sleep Tonight". If you like Lifelike, Fred Falke, or Miami Horror, this is your jam. You can have the song for free download by offering up your e-mail address below. [...]
Comme des Garçons PLAY continues to slowly expand their collection. What we find most intriguing about the brand is how consistent they have kept their designs while maintaining such a large and loyal following. The newest addition to the PLAY brand is a variety of hooded sweatshirts available in pullover and zip up options in four different colourways. We expect these will make their way to CDG PLAY stockists around the world. Currently available online and in store at Dover Street Market .
As we see military/camouflage as a continued motif this FW12, it is interesting to see how different designers are reinterpreting the pattern. Wings + Horns have used camo in a tasteful way on a tailored button down in an indigo colourway. Vancouver brand wings + horns was launched in 2004 when founder Craig Atkinson returned to Canada after spending seven years in Japan. The result is a line that has Japanese quality and detail, with a distinctly Canadian feel. Each piece is made unique through the use of custom fabrics and tailored for the perfect fit. Classic utilitarian styles [...]
This weekend Muttonhead is going to be holding their semi annual Warehouse Sale in Toronto. In addition to Muttonhead, Naked & Famous Denim will be available at 40%-70% off. This will include SS12 pieces as well as samples and rare finds. HANDSOME will be selling a small selection of previous season t-shirts. Other brands will include Outclass, LABEL, Leilanni, Clothing Brand Experiment and Cuchara. Event Website: Facebook Location: 163 Sterling Road, Studio 9B - Toronto Dates/Times: August 17-19th //12pm - 8pm Daily
Kenzo has been experiencing a revival since Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, founders of Opening Ceremony, took over as the creative directors of the brand. The Medallion Print (pictured above) was pulled from Kenzo's archives and re-imagined on a slim fit, lightweight, cotton button down. In addition to the bold print, the shirt features contrast red material in the inside of the collar and cuffs. Available at Oki-Ni .
We love Spotify . True, it is not yet available in our home base of Canada (somebody needs to make that happen). However, we are lucky enough to spend ample time in the US, and when we do, we use the music program religiously. Now that they've added a convenient way to share music on our blog, we have started up a playlist series we will be offering every month. These lists will mainly be the music that we can't in good conscience share for download on the blog. They'll feature mostly newly released music but we [...]
Photo via: Kate Edmonson "How did I get here?", is a question you have probably asked yourself more than a few times during your life. We're willing to bet it never sounded as sweet as this though. Newcomer Odesza asks the same question in their only song to date. This is the sound of a winding down summer. Like summer itself, its only flaw is being too short. [...]
Blending tradition with innovation, Japanese brand Mt. Rainier Design have produced these great knit socks. Based on Japan's Tabi sock, this updated knit version blends fabrics and colours and features slight tweaks for optimum comfort including a cushioned footbed and an elasticized bridge. Made in Japan. Available at Inventory .
- BANKS. - Warm Water (Prod. By Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
- Thundercat - Oh Sheit It's X
- MS MR - Hurricane (CHVRCHES remix)
- Say Lou Lou - Fool Of Me Feat. Chet Faker
- flightfacilities - I Didn't Believe feat. Elizabeth Rose (Extended Version)
- Mayer Hawthorne - Her Favorite Song
- mariahcarey - #Beautiful
- The Dodos - Confidence
- weareoliver - Heart Of Glass (Oliver & Thee Mike B Remix)
- Mixmag - Perfectly
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