Leica recently debuted a beautiful new limited edition version of the Leica M-P digital rangefinder, the “Correspondent,” designed by renaissance man Lenny Kravitz. Kravitz’s gorgeous styling for the M-P wraps the ultra-luxury product in an artificially aged package which makes for one of the most stylish cameras on the market.

Kravitz is an avid photographer and loyal to the Leica brand. He received his first Leica, a Leicaflex, as a gift from his father when he was 21 and has been honing his skills over the years. He’s publishing a photography book called “Flash” showcasing the world through his eyes. The book, in coordination with the release of this new camera will also be limited.

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In designing this new “Correspondent” Leica M-P, Kravitz wanted to bring back the aesthetics of his old beautifully aged Leica. All 125 “Correspondent” limited edition sets are unique, each in their own way. An elaborate wearing process was applied to each component completely by hand. The camera, Leica Summicron-M 35mm and the Leica Summilux-M 50mm lenses were carefully rubbed, scuffed, and scratched to strategically reveal some of the brass surface underneath the black enamel finish. The camera’s weathered look is accompanied by an exotic durable snakeskin trim.

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The Leica M-P “Correspondent” will be available from Leica boutique stores starting this month for $24,500.00 USD.

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Back in October, we got the first look at the latest in the longstanding collaboration between Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design and Nike. The Nike Sock Dart SP made waves with it’s first release back in ’04 due to it’s innovative design and computerized knitting construction. Fujiwara’s futuristic take on the sneaker whipped sneaker heads into a frenzy once again ten years later with the Nike x fragment design Sock Dart SP under the guise of the NikeLab imprint.

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Incorporating a number of Nike’s most recent technical advances, the Sock Dart SP has a sock-like Flynit upper with an innovative transparent silicone strap (in lieu of laces). Today we see the release of a new colorway, Photo Blue, in addition to the previous iterations in Dark Loden, Black, and Obsidian.

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The Nike x fragment design Sock Dart SP in Photo Blue is available now at select retailers. Get on it now because they are sure to go fast!

Photos: KITH NYC

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Tim Sweeney’s “Beats In Space” radio show has become one of the world’s most important underground dance music resources. Beloved not only by loyal listeners, but respected by renowned DJ’s and producers around the globe. Sweeney’s show via WNYU 89.1FM in New York, has hosted an epic lineup of talent over the past 15 years.

A “Beats In Space” appearance is not taken lightly. DJs know to come packing heat when they step up to the studio’s decks. DJing on BIS is held to a higher standard as you’ll hear from the artists featured in the short documentary from FACT Magazine. Go behind-the-scenes with Sweeney as he talks about the show’s DIY ethos and evolution over the years along with interviews from some recent guests.

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Style: adidas Originals Stan Smith Primeknit (White/Black)

Nearly a year after the first Primeknit edition of the classic Stan Smith tennis shoe, adidas Originals has offered up a new limited edition release in white/black.

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Once again, the tennis classic comes wrapped in the adidas‘ Primeknit material in white with the heal in black this time around instead of the standard green. This is said to be a limited run so keep you eyes peeled for them online at a $175.00 USD price point.

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Whether you know it or not, Cerrone has had a profound influence on much of the music that you’re listening to today. The good folks over at Pitchfork shared a short documentary today on the disco pioneer Cerrone that is well worth your time.

A teenage Marc Cerrone left home to pursue his love for music. His weapon, the drums. Cerrone and his kit ended up making the trek from his home of Vitry-sur-Seine to Saint Tropez where he scored a chance meeting with musician, producer, and label boss Eddie Barclay. As you’ll see, young Marc Cerrone went on to become one of the influential producers of the ’70’s and ’80’s while selling over 30 million albums worldwide along the way. His music not only helped to shape the sound of disco as we know it, but has also made a profound impact on both house music and hip-hop culture.

Directed by Dimitri Pailhe, the short film features interviews with Marc Cerrone himself, fellow disco legend Nile Rodgers, French house DJs and producers Dimitri From Paris, Bob Sinclair, and more. Enjoy.

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Music: Introducing Zac Samuel

Brighton’s Zac Samuel is set to make his mark in a big way should his debut single “I’ll Be Pushin On” be a sign of things to come. The track took him two years to finish due to a couple of computer crashes, a sample that was denied, and a lot of long days and nights but the result is an uplifting house tune that is sure to sooth the soul.

“I’ll Be Pushin’ On” will be out April 20th via PMR Records’ sub-label, Beat Club. In the meantime, check out a few of Samuel’s remixes that are also worthy of your attention. Enjoy.

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