This past week Cole Haan released a new edition of the LunarGrand line in canvas. The ultra comfortable, yet rugged and stylish LunarGrand Wingtip is new for Spring/Summer ’15 is now wrapped in a lightweight canvas upper on top of the much beloved Lunarlon sole from Nike. The collection comes in four neutral colors including Ironside, Marine Blue, Pewter, and Ivory.
The LunarGrand Wingtip Canvas Collection retails for $198.00 USD and is available now at Cole Haan locations as well as online.
Bristol-based producer/DJ Julio Bashmore has finally announced his debut album following a string of singles over the past year including “Rhythm of Auld,” “Simple Love,” and “Kong.” The record will is titled “Knockin’ Boots” and will be released via Bashmore’s Broadwalk Records imprint on July 10th. In support of the announcement, Bashmore has shared a new single called “Holding On” featuring American singer/songwriter Sam Dew who has contributed to records from a host of superstars including Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, and Jessie Ware.
“Holding On” is a disco inspired number that leans on a sample from the dancefloor classic “Make It Last Forever” by Inner Life & Jocelyn Brown. Here’s the original for reference.
Bashmore takes a soulful approach to this proper house tune. Sam Dew’s vocals are a match made in heaven. As much a tribute to the past as it is a nod towards the future. At it’s core, a proper house tune that will be in heavy rotation all summer long for sure. Eager to hear some remixes. Check it out.
Pre-order Bashmore’s debut album, “Knockin’ Boots” now via iTunes.
Since it’s debut in October of last year we’ve seen a steady export of unique colorways for the fragment design x NikeLab Sock Dart SP. The folks at NikeLab have shared images of the next round of Sock Dart SP colors. See if the ‘Triple White'(below) or ‘Yellow/Green’ (featured) editions tickle your fancy.
No exact release date announced by the folks at Nike as of yet but they will certainly be available soon via select NikeLab locations worldwide.
Today we get the first visual to supplement the lead single from Jamie xx’s debut album “In Colour.” The official video directed by Erik Wernquist takes us out into space for an incredible trip around a futuristic version of Earth. Leveraging images from NASA and the Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, the clip is absolutely stunning. Wernquits augments the experience with a bit of his vision into the future of space exploration.
Catch a glimpse as to why Jamie xx and/or his label Young Turks chose Erik Wernquist to helm the video via his incredible short film “Wanderers.”
Jamie xx’s “In Colour” is due June 1st via Young Turks. You can pre-order a 12″ white label of “Gosh” now via Young Turks.
A few weeks back, Nile Rodgers shared a screen shot from what he described as a touching clip that his friends Daft Punk created as a thank you to the disco legend for his incredible body of work. Today, we get to see the clip in its entirety. Check it out.
You can catch the full documentary, “Nile Rodgers: From Disco to Daft Punk” below which covers the breadth and depth of Nile Rodgers’ impact on popular music.
As you may remember, vinyl enthusiasts James Murphy and 2ManyDJs dropped some serious coin to create the insane 50,000-watt vinyl-only Despacio Soundsystem. The massive McIntosh system was built for a couple of one-off events but has since toured all over the globe pumping out the warm analog goodness generated by the turntable wizardry of the Despacio DJs.
DJ Heidi sat in for B.Traits’ BBC Radio 1 show over the weekend and delivered a special surprise, a mix from Despacio. A few unknown numbers in addition to a slew of Soulwax edits. Enjoy.
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