Classixx brought their special flavor of House music to the radio show Diplo & Friends this week, throwing down an absolutely slammin’ set. Real driving tracks, full of deep beats and heavy hitting bass lines As always, these guys are some of the best in the business.
Los Angeles based menswear brand Rogue Territory has released a lookbook for their Spring/Summer 2014 line of apparel, well made clothes with a no-frills classic aesthetic. ”The new looks stay close to the core of Rogue’s aesthetic, with new fabrics being utilized in signature pieces like the Supply Jacket and work shirts. And, for those of you who like a little variety in your life, Rogue Territory will have both washed and raw versions of your favorite denim and chambrays.” Great colors, great cuts, looking good without trying to hard. A very genuine approach. [FourPins]
Pushup Police: Proper House. Cuz’ someone’s gotta do it.
Todd Terry – Jumpin’
Kenlou – Moonshine
Trankilou – Bill Collector
DJ Le Roi Feat. Roland Clark – I Get Deep (Late Nite Tuff Guy Remix)
Leon Vynehall – Brother
Doc Daneeka – Walk On In
Jakkin Rabbit – How Deep
Making a good first impression can make all the difference. Designer Roxy Torres from Austin TX has taken that to another level, and thought of a creative way to present her resume/portfolio when submitting for jobs at design firms. She crafted custom hand lettered envelopes for each company, in what she calls the Snail Mail Series. Very impressive use of compostion, colors and typeface styles, all done by hand. [TheFoxIsBlack]
The funk is alive and well in Australia, and Late Nite Tuff Guy is bringing the heat with his arsenal of groovin’ tracks. Similar to the disco edit masters Tiger & Woods, Late Nite Tough Guy takes classic disco and funk songs, adds his flavor of beats and synths, then re-sequences them into a new polished track. I’m especially fond of his series of Tuff Cuts below, which are custom edits he uses in his live DJ sets and only available on vinyl, but have shared them with us to enjoy.
Now here is an epic snow scene, something I can really endorse. What better way to get towed on skis than by a Porsche 356. I bet the German engineers in Stuttgart didn’t see this coming for their race inspired sports coupe. What an amazing photograph too, striking winter light, muted colors against a plain of snow, and a dramatic composition of the landscape.
To all those who still grasp onto the opinion that they “don’t like LA,” I understand. You are most likley basing your opinion on either boring ass Santa Monica, douchey Hollywood or your experience of the city 10 some-odd years ago. Well times have changed, and Los Angeles is not what it used to be. Ever since I moved back here in 2007 I have been incessantly preaching to those outsiders that this is an great city on verge of becoming even more amazing, mainly due to the urban revitalization occurring on the Eastside (Los Angeles proper), more specifically Downtown Los Angeles. I am immensely proud to see the word is getting out, and that GQ has published a very accurate and detailed article about how Downtown Los Angeles is rapidly becoming America’s Next Great City. Whether you are a hater or lover of Los Angeles, you must read this article. I love Los Angeles. LA all day.
As 2013 has come to a close, so begins the annual tradition of making top 10 lists for the past year. One of them I found to be intriguing is the Top DJ Mixes of 2013 put together by Rolling Stone. A solid list highlighting the best and most memorable DJ sets of the year , and after listening to many of them I am complete agreement with what they chose as number 1, the Disclosure Essential Mix . Ranging from Hip Hop to House and everything in between, this mix is an extremely well crafted and executed highlighting their favorite and most influential tracks.
There is no other car in the history of automobiles that has stayed more true to its roots than the Porsche 911. For 50 years it has been the ultimate definition of a sports car, barely swaying from its performance minded design established in the 1963. To celebrate Porsche’s momentous sporting heritage, Gear Patrol has put together a spectacular in depth article highlighting the history of the 911 and how it has evolved through the years. [GearPatrol]
For a place defined by sunny and mild weather, it can be hard to imagine what it Los Angeles would be like if it snowed. Well, its happened before, and photographs are amazing and surreal. From a dusting at UCLA, to skiing the streets of La Canada, to a snowball fight in McCarthur Park, check out LAist for all of the fantastic photos. [LAist]
Canoes calmly resting in a wooded lake on a misty morning, a quaint beach which to land your vessel to venture further up-trail, sun shining through the pines to a valley meadow. These are the beautiful moments we capture when venturing in the outdoors, and ones you can experience again on the wonderfully curated Wood & Faulk Tumblr.
Proponent of handmade goods and advocate of the DIY mentality, Wood & Faulk has a fantastic collection of leather goods and bags, many of which were originally conceived as simple craft projects. One of their recent creations is an ingenious addition to the traditional mason jar, a koozie of sorts, the Leather Jar Sleeve, which you can also attempt to make yourself with their handy DIY instructions. Big fan of the functionality and aesthetic of this sleeves, and the fact that they are so simple to make.