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Ja Ja Ja Festival 2014 Preview
Gearing up for its second iteration in London, Nordic music showcase Ja Ja Ja Festival prepared a 15-track Spotify playlist of their featured acts. The array of international music kicks off with headliner Emiliana Torrini (of Iceland) and her spacious...
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Alec Lomami: Kinshasa (CHLLNGR Remix)
Design Indaba's track of the week is Danish producer CHLLNGR's remix of Congolese artist Alec Lomami's 2011 tune "Kinshasa." While the song and remix were both cut several years ago, the resurface is apt: Lomami is currently gearing up for the debut...
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Cypress Hill: Throw Your Hands In The Air
After showing us the future of fashion during last month's NYFW, this week MADE—the Milk Studios offshoot—took us back in time for the launch of their new music initiative. With blunt smoke filling the air at Brooklyn venue Baby's All Right, Cypress...
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Buscabulla: Temporal
The winner of last year's Get Out of the Garage! contest—a call for emerging artists put on by Converse and the Guitar Center—Brooklyn-based, Puerto Rican duo Buscabulla is clearly turning heads with their whimsically mellow musical stylings. Their...
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Sylas: Shore If you've never heard of Sylas, take note. The London-based duo's debut EP features none other than the legendary Brian Eno, who they collaborated with after a chance encounter. It's no wonder Eno got involved—we haven't stopped listening...
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Hotel War: Get Up
Sometimes, the best music comes in the purest form. In this case it's Nashville's latest band to watch—Dayton, Ohio natives Hotel War—who are pure, dyed in the wool, no nonsense rockers. Opting for bluesy guitar riffs, hard-hitting drum solos, distorted...
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Angel Olsen: Forgiven/Forgotten
Missouri native and Chicago adoptee Angel Olsen has been on our radar since performing at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. "Forgiven/Forgotten," her first single off her upcoming album Burn Your Fire For No Witness (slated for February 2014 release...
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Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam: I Wonder If I Take You Home
With a throwback to some seriously funky '80s R&B, "I Wonder If I Take You Home" is this week's #PrivateJam from Meyhem Lauren. "I chose this song because it's one of the best songs ever, you just wouldn't expect me to listen to it regularly," explains...
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She Keeps Bees: Retrograde
Brooklyn-based duo Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant—better known as the musical act She Keeps Bees—debuted "Retrograde" this week, a new track from a forthcoming full-length album produced by Nicolas Vernhes (who also worked on Deerhunter's recent...
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Lianne La Havas: Twice (Little Dragon cover)
South London songstress Lianne La Havas is known for heartfelt songwriting as much as her soulful voice, but it turns out she can breathe new life into other artists' work too—as evidenced by her cover of Swedish electropop outfit Little Dragon's...
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Lianne La Havas: Twice (Little Dragon cover) South London songstress Lianne La Havas is known for heartfelt songwriting as much as her soulful voice, but it turns out she can breathe new life into other artists' work too—as evidenced by her cover...
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Interview: Todd Barket of Unionmade
Advertorial content: A major player in the world of menswear retail, San Francisco's Unionmade has been outfitting the Bay Area's growing population of sharp dressers since 2009. By specializing in a classic, casual West Coast aesthetic, the ever...
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Converse + Maison Martin Margiela
Sneaker brand Converse—the longtime staple—has just unveiled the latest First String collaboration. This time, for their luxe limited edition collaboration, experimental Parisian fashion house Maison Martin Margiela takes a fresh approach to the...
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Converse Jack Purcell
Advertorial content: The only sneaker to ever be designed for a world-class badminton player and subsequently find its way to becoming an American style icon, The Converse Jack Purcell remains one of the most recognizable footwear designs still...
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Fall 2011 Missoni for Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
From their collection for Target to Marina, the puppet blogger, Missoni's playful spirit is hard to miss these days. But their collaboration with Converse, one of the earlier reinventions of the family-run Italian label, is the project that...
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Rubber Tracks
With Chucks on the feet of countless lead singers, Converse's roots in rock 'n' roll go almost as far back as the genre itself, a tradition the brand is keeping alive with this week's opening of Rubber Tracks, a world-class recording studio open...
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