For the last two plus years dupstep has been steady booming thru stateside club woofers with no apparent signs of falling back (if you’re in the UK, yes we understand us Yankees are habitual latepassers). And although it’s still managed to solidify itself as a legitimate sound, a large majority of the US freeworld are still unable to grasp whats going on. Most likely this is due to jumping on board after the fact. [Read more...]
Don Letts is an unsung hero of British music. “Superstonic Sound: The Rebel Dread” is a documentary about the Letts family legacy that mirrors the history of BASS in the UK from Dub, Reggae and Punk to 80s pop, Hip Hop and Dubstep; a musical, cultural and personal link between past and present.
Don’s father was amongst the first Jamaican immigrants to Britain and he brought his sound system with him, introducing London to Jamaican Dub with its heavy BASS accent.
Don grew up in Brixton, immersed in Dub and Reggae. In the context of Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech and KBW â€“ Keep Britain White – grafitied across the walls of London, Don became the lone Rebel Dread crossing musical and cultural boundaries between black and white. He became DJ at the first Punk club, the legendary “Roxy” where in between live Punk sets, he played hard core Dub-Reggae and fortunately for him… [Read more...]
Creating meaningful content that is out of your lane can be a long drawn out process due to research, fact finding, image searches etc. Every once in while we’d like to get our CNN reportage on, but most likely by the time we’re done, the sh^ts old news. The solution to our delimna, infographics. [Read more...]
Inspired Ingenuity™ is a competition headed by UK nightspot the Havana Club. It was conceptualized as a tribute to the people of Cuba and their abililty to create with little, to no resources. Starting in January 2011, it stretches for six months. With one winner chosen each month. The primary theme of the challenge is for artists to take an everyday object and give it extra special form + function. [Read more...]
You saw the trailer & the sneak peaks. Now you can check the full visual strategy and clandestine maneuvers Â from the 2000 x 12 equation. This is definitely the development to watch right now, and you’ll only be able to do so on 12oz Prophet. All goods are guaranteed exclusive. That concludes at limited, so get it in now [12oz Prophet]
More VDub heat from from UK director / film maker Stephen Brooks. Regular readers should remember the first dose of his work that was supplied via SNORT THIS. For this round Brooks captures Europe’s notorious UNPHASED VW Club at their headquarters in Northern England. If you hate VW’s, and you’re really into the whole Fast and Furious state of mind, go nerd out at stephenbrooksfilms.com.