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If you’ve been looking for a denim shirt with character, we’ve got it for you. FrenchTrotters brings us their take on smart denim wear for 175.00 EUR — made in France using Japanese raw denim, twill cotton, and mother of pearl buttons. The shirt comes from the in-house line at FrenchTrotters, a concept store in Paris selling a variety of goods. Check out their online shop here, and if you have time browse their looks and blog as well. More views of the shirt available after the jump.
For the first time since 2008, we have a new album from Girl Talk. The download became available on Girl Talk’s website this morning. So get it here for free in either individual tracks or as a single, 71-minute-long play. The album is intended to be listened all the way through. See the track list and a partial sample list after the jump. This time, he used an impressive 373 samples. Have a listen and let us know what you think.
The video for the new single ‘Doncamatic (All Played Out)’ from the Gorillaz dropped today via MySpace. The video features guest vocalist from the UK Daley in a submarine. At the end of the video Daley arrives at album cover for Plastic Beach. The single should be released on November 22, and the upcoming album is rumored to be released by Christmas. In case you haven’t heard all the hype about the Plastic Beach follow-up, Gorillaz lead singer Damon Albarn apparently created the whole thing on his iPad while on tour this year. You can find more information on their website.
These are 100% real wood, and 100% sexy. Molded for a variety of devices, the skins for Macbook and iPad have one piece, however the iPhone 4 version comes with a front and back piece. Each piece is unibody, and it is, we repeat, real wood. Using real wood is going to give you two awesome features. First of all, every single product is going to have a unique pattern. Second of all, you’re going to have a lot of creative freedom with this skin. The wood isn’t glazed over with vinyl, it’s raw. You can draw, paint, or carve it like any other piece of wood. And the final results are beautiful. There are 8 color choices for the iPad skin at $30, 9 choices for the iPhone 3G at $15, 18 color choices for the iPhone 4 at $25, and 11 color choices for the Macbook at$35.
Check out the limited edition Chilliwack bomber jacket, the final product of a Canada Goose and October’s Very Own collaboration. October’s Very Own is headed by Drake, and GQ has an interview about the project here. The jacket was released today at Nomad, colette, Nepenthes NYC, Opening Ceremony LA and The Tannery Boston. There are only three hundred of these minimally labeled, black-on-black bombers available this month-and they will be flying . You can cop one for $900. Big thank you to DJ Gommert Mes for sending us the info on these.
London MC and rapper Tinie Tempah’s single ‘Written in the Stars’ hit number 1 after being released for 6 days. The next day, his debut album Disc-Overy was released. Disc-Overy also hit the #1 spot in the UK. He’s already had 4 chart-topping singles (videos after the jump). He won Best Newcomer and Best Video for ‘Frisky’ at the MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) Awards in Liverpool last month, where he was also nominated Best Song and Best UK Act. Jay-Z hopes Tempah will set his sights on Roc Nation, he said in an interview on BBC 1Xtra.
Diplo and DJ Benji have finally released the Mansions on the Moon Paradise Falls remix album. MotM is the latest project from Lane Shaw and Ben Hazlegrove (of Pnuma Trio) along with singer/songwriter Ted Wendler. The mixtape features contributions from the likes of N*E*R*D and Chiddy Bang’s Xaphoon Jones. Check the stream above for a taste of the music, then get the full tracklisting and download link after the jump.
From old video game images to Chunk from the Goonies-Hollis Brown Thornton taps into some serious nostalgia with his erased photos and pigment transfer art. There’s no questioning Thornton’s talent, but what’s really impressive is his ability to make you feel like you’re pleasantly trespassing on some old memories. It’s not just a matter of what or who he chooses to depict. The color choices and placement of empty space, which has the same eerie effect as Marty McFly’s vanishing family members in Back to the Future, are perfect. Even the subtle details-Indiana Jones scribled on a VHS tape or pixelated t-shirt logo-are very thoughtful. Check out our favorites in the gallery after the jump. Read More...
BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac debuted “Tron Legacy (End Titles)” on November 5th. She plays it twice through, and is the first we’ve seen on the radio. The clip from the broadcast can be heard above. But, now Daft Punk fans are stepping out and voicing their anger against Disney’s tracks. Did Disney censor their music? Hit the jump to watch the video explaining the censorship to see what fans have to say. Read More...