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thirdlooks mix 002 zul subvert Third Looks Mix 002 by Zul Subvert

I hit up Zul from Singapore to select sounds for Third Looks Mix 002. Zul is not only a DJ;  he runs a fantastic website that covers a range of electronic music called Subvert HQ (Facebook Page).  I asked him to just give a quick brief about what listeners can expect from the hour long mix.

“I’ve been influenced by the deeper end of drum ‘n’ bass – the styles known as microfunk or Autonomic – for awhile now. This mix blends together some of the style’s best tunes in recent years, I just hope people like the selection as much as I’ve I had fun putting it together.”

Be sure to give the mix a shot, I found it a rewarding listen and a great audio soundtrack to the transitioning out of winter into spring. You can follow Zul on  twitter and soundcloud.

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thirdlooks mix1 note d heartless Third Looks Mix 001   Heartless by Note  (PTP)

I’ve been wanting to add an music component to Third Looks for some time now. I’ve been listening to more and more mixes through soundcloud through the last year and figured why not share sounds from some of my favorite DJs/producers with you directly. I really like the experience of putting on a well curated mix and just zoning out to it. I intend for this to become a regular feature on the site and I’d love to hear any feedback you may have on this initial offering.

First up in the series is a mix by Note of PTP (Purple Tape Pedigree). He may be a familiar face to some of you as he’s been featured in a style profile here some time ago. When I first heard the mix, I wasn’t familiar with most of the tracks or artists on here, but it was learning experience that was worth the investment. This is the sort of mix play practically anywhere, whether you’re getting work done at the office or drinking with friends at the crib.

I asked Note to describe the mix in a sentence and this is what he submitted. But I suggest you just throw on a good pair of headphones or play this on a deserving system and hear it for yourself.

I’ve been listening to a lot of drum n bass in the ambient/atmospheric side of things the past few months and wanted to put together a mix of some of my favorite cuts in that range — something that people can cool out to. – Note

You can follow Note on twitter

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yeezus tour 2 Yeezus Tour Photos (First Show in Seattle)

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yeezus tour 1 Yeezus Tour Photos (First Show in Seattle)

Source: Jordan Nicholson Flickr

Kanye West embarked on the first show of his YEEZUS tour last night and from first-hand accounts the experience was pretty insane. The above photos are by Jordan Nicholson and really capture the scale of the show (How crazy does that manmade mountain look?). I’ve seen Kanye live 4 times now and I have to say his live show never disappoints. I’m happy to see that he re-invents his stage presence each tour and he really gives fans their month worth. I can’t wait to see what goes down when I see him at Barclay’s next month.


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craft beer goons 5 Craft Beer Goons Vol.2

We’re back with another edition of Craft Beer Goons, this time we reviewed the brews at a remote location upstate. Summer is over and Halloween is around the corner and this should help you pick out something for BBQs , parties and just kicking it with the homies. We picked out a new batch of craft beers that we drank in quick succession and reviewed for your enjoyment. In addition to the regular PTP review crew (Geng & Note) Alex from Steady Bloggin threw his opinions into the ring. Before you read these reviews be sure to watch this clip on YouTube, so you know the mindset we were in after drinking a few of these joints.

This time around we review the following

Ommegang Game of Thrones Iron Throne Blonde Ale

Dogfish Head Hellhound on my Ale

Dogfish Head Positive Contact by Dan the Automator

Southern Tier Plum Noir Imperial Porter 

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cam get em girls Camron   Get Em Girls (MONEYDVNCE Remix)

Seems like Killa Cam is poppin up everywhere in New York today. From the ALIFE posters pasted all over the city to countless apartments blasting the just released (and better than expected) Ghetto Heaven Vol.1 mixtape. Mysterious producer MONEYDVNCE took this moment to drop a timely PTP-exclusive remix of the classic Get ‘Em Girls. Not much is known about the guy except rumors that he has been become increasingly reclusive. The last I hear he was hiding out in a bando in Bolivia.

Being one of the hardest songs Cam has put out in his lengthy rap career, I had no idea how this was going to be sonically flipped. What I heard was a complete re-work of the beat that will keep your computer ‘putin.  Cinematic drums are laid over a heavy methodical bass line. This sounds like a Mortal Kombat stage in the projects. This sounds like Predator’s spaceship landing in Shaolin. Go learn yourself a town and use this as your soundtrack.

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fuct book 6 20 years of Fuct

An upcoming book published by Rizzoli focuses on the 20 year history of legendary streetwear brand Fuct. Since the brand’s inception Fuct has helped defined the streetwear genre with now common practices such as logo flips. Known for it’s subversive graphics, few know that Fuct was the popular streetwear brand to use a film still (namely Goodfellas) as one of it’s prints. The October issue of Dazed & Confused has a profile with the brand’s founder Erik Brunetti. The below quote from him describes how he began Fuct.

“I started my brand with my own money. 
I think that’s the reason the brand never got big, because it never had that big money push that a lot of people have with brands now. Nowadays people start brands and they basically have some sort of business plan or some method of how they’re going to try and do it. When I started FUCT there was no plan. We did not have a target market or a demographic. That would insinuate that I had a plan… I think people give it more credit. We didn’t have focus groups or boardroom meetings. 
I don’t think there’s a message or an agenda. At the end of the day it’s just a subversive clothing brand.

Photos via Dazed

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Dieter Rams Paul Smith 2 Dieter Rams exhibition at Paul Smith Mayfair Store

Legendary Braun designer Dieter Rams has had a huge impact on the design world inspiring everyone from Steve Jobs to Jun Takahashi. The Paul Smith Albemarle Street store in London is host to a exhibition of Dieters product pieces ranging from turntables to radios. Lucky collectors will be able to actually purchase these archival items at the shop. The selection was made possible through assistance from Das Programm, an organization of Dieter Ram collectors. The exhibition runs until October at the Paul Smith Mayfair store located at No. 9 Albemarle Street, London.

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 I See You Eri Wakiyama Exhibition

This past Thursday marked the opening of the ‘I See You’ an inaugural art exhibit by my friend Eri Wakiyama. The opening night was a blast and it was great to see so many people come out in support of her art work. When I first met Eri I had no idea she drew but when I found her tumblr Mermaid Hair I quickly became a fan of her work. If you like the images here definitely check her stuff out on there as she regular posts similarly-styled illustrations and paintings.

The exhibition on Kenmare closed Sunday but I managed to get some snaps of the work while it was still hanging. Some of the pieces have already sold but if you are interested in getting in touch with Eri regarding her artwork the best way to reach her is through e-mail or on twitter. The color palettes and whimsical, quirky mood of her work is best seen in person and I already can’t wait until her next showing.

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Dime MTL are fine purveyors of skate videos and honest street apparel and accessories. For their latest caper Dime tapped Tommy Kruise to launch their series of mixtapes with this slow-simmered summer banger entitled ‘Porn for the Blind’. The mix has is sprinkled with well-selected rap vocals laid and should be considered highly-priority listening for these August nights. Check below to both stream and download the mix.

dime tommy kruise Dime MTL x Tommy Kruise

Also of note is today’s release of the Dime ‘Fruit of the Loom’ t-shirt. The shirt is a literal inside-out flip, bringing the Fruit of the Loom tag graphic to the forefront.

dime fruit of the loom Dime MTL x Tommy Kruise

My personal favorite graphic by Dime is the ‘Visage’ T-shirt which has just been re-stocked. Both t-shirts can be purchased on the online shop for $30.

dime visage t shirt Dime MTL x Tommy Kruise

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 Baohaus 2013 Yearbook

Baohaus Summer 2013

I  remember the first time I ate at Baohaus. I was with a couple friends near the OG Rivington Street  location and we were all starving.  We ordered a variety of baos between us and enjoyed them as Tribe Called Quest played through the speakers and a tightly contested NCAA Basketball game flashed on the TV. At that point I didn’t know much about the restaurant or the staff working there.

Fast forward a couple of years  and  Baohaus  is now in their current spot at 238 E. 14th Street. I’ve become friends with the owners Evan and Eddie Huang. Baohaus goes beyond just being an establishment that serves delicious Taiwanese food; it’s special because it’s a natural meeting place for friends to gather. It’s the type of place that you catch up with the homies at over hot food and a solid rap soundtrack. I snapped some photos of the staff at Baohaus and asked them to share some of their favorite work experiences as well as their preferences in music, baos and sneakers. Get to know some of the faces at Baohaus that make it one of the most fun places to eat in Manhattan. Click through for the feature.

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