Posted on: April 23, 2014
Tags: Fashion, Gear, Hodinkee, Paul Newman, Rolex, Style, Watches
By: Morgan Witt
In the second installment of wristwatch aficionado HODINKEE‘s “Reference Points” series, they tackle one of the most infamous timepieces in recent history. The Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona is an absolutely stunning watch with a storied history. The power of the Rolex and Paul Newman brands together came together on the cover of an Italian magazine which spawned a frenzy amongst collectors.
Here they explore the six references of the legendary Rolex Daytona, and their history. Interesting stuff.
Another Coachella is in the books. Two more epic weekends of music and sunshine. Although the elusive Daft Punk did not make an appearance (even virtually), there were plenty of surprise guest appearances throughout both weekend’s lineup. Sets were even drastically improved weekend over weekend (Ex. Outkast, Pharrell). EDM crept into the main stages this year. Calvin Harris drew the second largest crowd in the festivals history (just behind the Dr. Dre/Snoop Dogg/Tupac hologram set from 2013). Interestingly enough, techno seemed to the prominent genre of choice for many of the DJs in the festival’s proper dance arena, Yuma, which provided a welcomed air conditioned option for us.
All in all, Coachella 2014 was a lot of fun. The folks at Goldenvoice put together a recap video for those who made the trek to Indio to brave the heat. Already having withdrawals…
Another stellar performance from the Jabbawockeez guys. This time at the recent World of Dance ’14 event. Continually blown away by their stuff. Digging intricate choreography to the ‘chopped and screwed’ versions of the Beastie Boys and Missy Elliot. Looking forward to their appearance tonight at Pharrell’s Coachella set.
We now have the official visual to accompany the infectious new collaboration between Diplo’s Major Lazer outfit and the ever present, Pharrell Williams. The minimal production puts the spotlight on Pharrell the MC which we don’t get much of these days. The concept for the video is stellar. It features tattooing and graffiti legend Mike Giant taking over a white room as the canvas for an interactive illustration of the tune’s lyrics. Good stuff.
New Balance steps forward in the skateboard shoe game with the latest in the Numeric line, the Numeric Logan 637 “Pristine/Gum.” This new durable skate shoe leverages the New Balance REVlite™ foam compound that provides a strong light weight foundation for the sneaker while allowing it to be one of the lightest on the market.
Inspired by the classic New Balance 574 shoe, this new Numeric Logan 637 now comes in a killer off-white and gum colorway.
The New Balance Numeric Logan 637 in pristine/gum is now available at a New Balance retailer near you.
Aphex Twin‘s “Windowlicker” is one of the greatest electronic compositions in the past twenty years. The critically acclaimed single has been referenced by Daft Punk as being influential in the evolution from their debut “Homework” to the follow up “Discovery.”
“Windowlicker” was a real shock for us because it was neither a purely club track at one extreme of the electronic-music spectrum, nor just a very chilled-out downtempo relaxation track at the other end. Right now the two categories in electronic music are this downtempo music and DJ/club music, and we found that there is a middle that could have a very strong emotional dimension and that was instantly accessible to our ears and very experimental at the same time. – Thomas Bangalter
Then there was the mind-blowing video by Chris Cunningham.
Binkbeats is an artist from the Netherlands whose been knocking out these insane and posting them online. Boiler Room teamed up with him to showcase some of his work live. “Windowlicker” is the latest cover in Boiler Room’s new “Beats Unraveled” series. Unbelievable that this is done in one take. Brilliant.