That’s my longtime buddy and collaborator Jeremy “Jeres” Allen and former Pink Grease bandleader Rory Lewarne and a couple of other fine chaps making a very fucking visceral glamwave racket on their debut release SECRET CLUB, with the emphasis on RACKET, and CLUB, in a Baseball Furies if they never dropped the ball dealing out savage physical justice sort of a fashion.
Secret Club is out on on my Living In The Future label, which basically means I helped them formulate a release plan and had it distributed digitally by my Networks and hooked them up with frequent ATD collaborator Aaron Shrimpton who directed the video… which is actually pretty amazing considering all the eviction and aviation that’s been happening round here lately (yes we landed in LA safe and sound thanks, it is sunny and joyous and Hercules loves it, more soon)…
ANYWAY! I suggest you watch that aforementioned video, as previewed earlier on Dazed, as it is glorious and beautiful and hard like knives in the eyeballs, then I suggest you listen to the EP, and perhaps buy it, via their Bandcamp, or iTunes or one of those sorts of places. Then when people ask you what non-rap music you’re listening to, you can scream WHITE FUCKING WITCHES BITCH, and be the coolest cat on the block.
EDIT: Various major label copyright claims had this taken down repeatedly over the weekend, but after shortening the lenght of some of the MV snippets I’ve got it working. HAIL MUSIC INDUSTRY!
BRAND NEW FROM DON ENTERPRISES! It’s THE ATD CHART SHOW! This week I run down the ten MVs that have been getting the most burn in Don Studios lately. Big up if you recognise where I jacked the graphics from. And let me know what’s in your CHARTS right now, and what CHARTS you wanna see in the future!
There’s a list of the MVs after the image below, advise not looking at it till after though cos you don’t wanna SPOILER YOURSELF.
10: Da Mafia 6ix – Hard
09: LaJIT – Fear In Me (Prod. by Keyboard Kid)
08: AKB48 – Heavy Rotation
07: G-Dragon - Coup De Tat
06: JodyHighroller – Jody Highroller
05: Big Narstie x True Tiger – Headgone
04: G-Dragon – Crooked
03: Pusha T x kendrick
02: Riff Raff – Dolce and Gabana
01: Tiny G – Minimanimo
Haute couture usually makes you stand out, but Adam Harvey and Johanna Bloomfield imagine a future where it can help you hide.
The newest item designed by Harvey, an artist with a background in mechanical engineering, and Bloomfield, a fashion designer, is called OFF Pocket, a metallic-fiber pouch designed to block all wireless signals to your phone. Bloomfield calls it a “privacy accessory.” For the next month, it will sit alongside other examples of counter surveillance chic from Harvey’s company, PRVCM, in a “privacy gift shop” at New York’s New Museum.
Harvey and Bloomfield’s first collaborative project, Stealth Wear, a line of futuristic looking streetwear that shields the wearer from thermal imaging cameras, debuted this January at the fashion boutique Primitive London. Stealth Wear was more of a “provocation” than a consumer fashion line, Harvey says, designed to make people aware of how invasive thermal imaging could be, and the sort of counter-measures that would be required to block it.
And provoke it did. It’s received extensive coverage since its debut, including a very positive report in Army Times. “They used our sexiest photo from the lookbook,” says Harvey. Recently, he was approached by a U.S. official–Harvey wouldn’t say what agency the official represented–who wanted to use photos of Harvey’s work in a classified document; the official wouldn’t say what the document was about. “That was the impetus behind this installation,” says Harvey. “I want the work I’m doing to be as accessible as possible, so I thought, what better way to do it than to make a gift shop.”
OFF Pocket is their most mainstream product so far. At $100, it’s more affordable than the $450 scarf on display at the gift shop (rainbow colored on one side, in the pallet of a thermal image, and heat-signature-masking metallic nylon on the other). Nor is it so unusual looking that it would make you stand out on the street while hiding you from surveillance. “We really envision the OFF Pocket as one of the most commercially available products,” says Bloomfield, imagining future collaborations with stores and artists, like the limited edition silver OFF Pocket on sale at the New Museum…
Two dope videos for you today my brothers and sisters! Below we have myself and brothers Narstie and Ev Dash, performing Games For The Thrones all acoustic like on a (yes) balcony (as blogged about when it happened a few weeks back)… not just any balcony, mind, but the balcony of that great big Methodist Church in central London, the one where Luke and Mary Turner’s dad runs things in the manner of the head of a church, which is sort of what he is.
The session came out very dope, I am happy to report, despite us only getting one take and not being particularly rehearsed and Ev cocking up the end. Good work Balcony dudes! ALL HAIL!
The second video, then, is a pretty mightily serendipitous affair. A few hours ago I was like, crap, I need to put a video on my new Youtube Channel, there hasn’t been one since Saturday! SO I looked in my Competed VIdeos folder, and I saw THIS… Thank You Beyonce, a thing I created at the behest of the 02 a few months back, to celebrate Beyonce’s series of shows at the former Millennium Dome. I’d started a version with titles, that I was going to out on my channel, so I decided right there and then to FINSIH THAT THING, right away, in the manner of the head of a company (which I am). Anyway, when I’d finished it and was rendering, the internets informed me that today is NATIONAL BEYONCE DAY, and also that very same Beyonce’s flipping BIRTHDAY! HOLY SYNCH BATMAN!
Anyway, enjoy this thing of beauty, it made me cry while I was creating it. Those people love that woman SO MUCH.