Art Comes Firstの背後にいる緻密で黒い服好きなデュオShaka MaidohとSam Lambertは真の“sartorial alchemist”（仕立ての錬金術）というフレッドペリーのコラボレーションシリーズの第二弾をローンチした。2月4日にリリースされたコレクションに先駆け、クリエイティブディレクターのHarris Elliottによりユニークでハイブリッドなパンクやモッド、ジャマイカのルードボーイの影響を受けたスタイルのビデオを概念化された。
Shaka Maidoh and Sam Lambert, the meticulously black-clothing-favoring duo behind Art Comes First, squared up to launch a second run of their Fred Perry collaboration in true “sartorial alchemist” form. Ahead of the collection, which releases February 4, they tapped creative director Harris Elliott to help conceptualize and style a video inspired by ACF’s unique hybrid of punk, mod and Jamaican rudeboy influences.
The project offers a further nod to ACF’s musical influences through its soundtrack, which features Libertines drummer Gary Powell alongside musician Suren Seneviratne. Speaking over the pleasant din of drum clammer, Maidoh and Lambert reflect on how growing up in the cosmopolitan belly of London exposed them to the various subcultures they translate into their work.
The Perry collaboration in particular aims to borrow the language of the punk movement and the sartorial traditions of rudeboy culture and combine them to create a modern new aesthetic. “Tradition, inheritance, nothing is new under the sun. We study what was done before us so that it can inspire the future. It’s the 360 circle of creativity,” said the duo of the collaboration.
Also see Art Comes First’s politically charged “Artists Can’t Fear” editorial here.
The second LP from California native. Paak was perhaps the finest hip-hop confessional since good kid m.A.A.d city. But while the more notable moments of Kendric's opus detailed the pain of adolescence, Malibu's hilights showed us a man coming to terms with multiple trauma's - an absent father, a gambling mother, spell of homelessness.
Heavy indeed,yet standout tracks like The Season/Carry Me and Am I Wrong flowed with all the breezy, irresistible soul you'd expect from any true West Coast star.
おそらく、good kid m.A.A.d city 以降一番のヒップホップ信仰告白であろう、カリフォルニア出身のPaak の2nd アルバム。
There was no ignoring Omar-S's bluntness on naming his latest album The Best!
but the reason he styled it out is because the music steps up to the swagger. In terms of the Detroit producer writing honest machine music, no-one else is throwing it down like the FXHE label boss. From the unfussy funk of Chama Piru's through to the dubby delights of You Silk Suit Wearing Mulafuk'ka, this was an album that hit you square between the eyes.
Since making his debut five years ago,Jay Daniel has become one of the leading lights of Detroit house. As such there was plenty of anticipation for this, his debut album. Fueled by moments of poise and intent,the album's warm,parsonal feel and loose knit percussive flair -the result of live drums recorded in his mother's basement -made for an impressively assured debut, solidifying his place as part of the modern Detroit vanguard.
A highlight of chance's game-changing Colorring Book release, this merodic ode to the purity of the mixtape format featured great paformances from Young Thug and Lil Yachty,with the latter naturally warming to the track's theme of proud independence:
'Fuck those reviews that they put in the paper/Did what I want,didn't care about a hater'.