On the heel of their exhilarating weekend at SXSW 2013 and a US/Europe tour, Sinkane releases a new video for Warm Spell!!!
Meet Inc. We fell in love at Fader Fort.
We’re teetering between a post-SXSW high and withdrawal so check in with us regularly for SXSW 2013 inspired posts.
Resident lucidreamers’ Guys We’d !!! and animation/illustration phenom, Yué Wu, was in Berlin earlier this month to unveil his “Circle of Life” exhibition for the Absolut Art Stream project made possible by MADE. Check out the video where he talks about the process behind the brilliance.
Travis Gumbs and Joshua Kissi, founders of Street Etiquette, are more than just style aficionados. They are style innovators, recorders, trackers, and researchers. Pulling references from the street, the runway, history, and cultures near and far, their explosive menswear blog is creating a ground swell in men’s fashion and style blogs around the world. Click here to see more of what they do.
The first Jimi Hendrix Experience Album was released 44 years ago, today. Wish you could come back and grace our generation.
Ever since 2003, when we saw Ty host and perform at a Blacklilly event with The Roots in Cargo (London), he has been on our radar as one of the funniest, most intelligent and thought provoking emcees. And a master of ceremonies he is. Album after album, the South London rapper has delivered quality, progression, and honesty. His rhymes are witty, his cadence is natural, and whether he’s backed by a full band or DJ, his live sets are worth every pence. We can gush about him for days, but we’d need a thesaurus to refrain from reusing words like amazing. If you’re lucky enough to meet Ty in person, you won’t be able to miss the honest to goodness presence emanating out him.
You might not catch Ty on tour this summer since he will be spending a portion of the sunny season mentoring and teaching students at Art Rules Aruba. You can, however, anticipate an EP release sometime this soon.
Catch them today at Columbia University and Bamboozle Festival (NJ)
Japanese founder and head designer of Visvim/Free International Laboratory (F.I.L.), Hiroki Nakamura, talks about his upbringing, inspiration for his products, and Hong Kong, the home of his second F.I.L. store.
Sam Dew, the lead vocalist of Cloudeater, is a certified guy we’d !!!. His list of credentials include dimples, freckles, a magnetizing vocal range, moody/pensive lyrics, personal style… and he’s a nice guy through and through. Melt…
Cloudeater is currently releasing a new song from their latest project CE_EP1 every Monday. Name your own price to download the songs.
If you’re in London on a Thursday night, head over to Mau Mau Bar on Portobello Rd for a night of Jazz re:freshed. Adam ‘Rock’ Moses and Justin ‘Top Rock’ McKenzie (both of which are Guys We’d !!!), started a movement in 2003 that has spawned into a weekly residency in a West London bar with an impressive list of impassioned artists. They also released two records under the Jazz re:freshed label, a 2 disc compilation and the first of their 5ive series. Their second release, Spaven’s 5ive x drummer Richard Spaven, is an apt representation of the caliber of musicians on the bill at Mau Mau Bar on any given Thursday.
The falsetto, that is. Of course if he were actually African royalty…
Sweat.X (Spoek Mathambo & Markus Wormstrom) – I’m That Alley
“You’ve created a problem in my life with Frank Ocean…makes me feel like I’m in 8th grade blushing and imagining he is singing to me.”
Nthato James Monde Mokgata, better known as Spoek Mathambo (pronounced “spook”), is the self-aware South-African rapper, dj (H.I.V.I.P), and graphic artist that has caught and held our attention. It is refreshing when an artist – especially a young one – can surprise you not only with their talent but with their thoughts.
Catch him touring Europe this month with another Lucidreamers favourite, Rainbow Arabia:
We are anxiously awaiting East-coast tour dates…
LOL: Effortlessly tall and good-looking
LD: He really is
LD: I’m sad we didn’t fall in love
LD: I guess it wasn’t meant to be
The fashion industry is rarely described as honest and soulful, but those are the words that come to mind when flipping through The Sartorialist book and blog. Scott Schuman, the handsome man behind it all, has redefined street style, refreshed fashion photography, and revived everyday elegance. In this short documentary, Schuman allows us to peak into his world and creative process.