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The last few DWMS events  have cemented the series’ place in New York underground nightlife.  The eighth iteration returns to Palisades in Brooklyn featuring a formidable new lineup. Hailing from North West London Dark0 has a strong series of releases under his belt including the 2014’s Fate EP and the new Solice EP on Rinse. Lotic (Tri Angle Records) was a force of nature when I saw him spin at the RBMA Tri Angle Records anniversary party and I can safely say a live set from him is not be missed. Fresh off the heels from his debut release the Bardo EP, Copout (Liminal sounds) brings an electric unforgiving style that’s been proven throughout parties in New York. Rounding out the lineup is New York’s Byrell the Great (Qween Beat) who brings the energy and intensity of Vogue and Ballroom culture.

As to be expected from a DWMS party, projected visuals by Note PTP and Jayne Lies add to what looks to be one of the parties of the summer. More info and tickets here.

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While copping gear is one of my favorite things to do, there’s nothing like witnessing a fantastic DJ set accompanied by powerful visuals and a worthy soundsystem.  In that regard, the DWMS series has always stood tall as a highlight in New York City’s underground music scene.

Veteran UK Funky/Grime don Champion (Formula/Hyperdub), by way of London, will make his long-awaited appearance in NYC a reality.  Rap upstarts Gorgeous Children (VASE/PTP) also return to the city for their second-ever live show here – 1/2 of GC, Gila Monsta, will also play a DJ set.  R3LL (Brick Bandits) will cover any thirst for Jersey Club, while Joey Labeija (House of LaBeija) and False Witness (Lit City Trax) will kill with their patented dancefloor mutations in rare B2B fashion.



Third Looks is giving you a chance to get in for FREE:

1. Cop a DWMS shirt (white / black) from the PTP Garment District

2. Type “DWMS6” in the Notes section of the Paypal check-out

You will be put on a special list for Friday.

Come through and mob heavy with some of New York’s finest.”



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This Saturday DWMS4 hits Palisades in Bushwick. Those who have been to past events know to expect an awesome crowd and high quality audio and visual output all night. Included in the lineup is PTP’s own Celestial Trax (who dropped the previously covered “Verticals” track) making his first proper on-stage debut in the US. Jubilee (Mixpak) and Fiinesse (Thread/Cartel Music) will be laying down club rhythms while Portland’s own SPF666 (Club Chemtrail) and MikeQ (Fade To Mind/Qween Beat) are combining forces for very rare back to back set.  Word has also surfaced that there will be a surprise, special guest joining from across the pond.  If you’re in New York and a fan of underground electronic music, you should know that this is not to be missed.

As a thank you for all the loyal readers of the site, we’re running a little contest with PTP gear up for grabs. The giveaway is open to users of both instagram and twitter. See instructions on how to enter below

Instagram Contest

The winner of the instagram giveaway will be able to select their size in the PTP x TL ‘Pill’ Coaches Jacket (S-XL).

To enter follow the below instructions

1. Follow @thirdlooks / @genggrizzly on Instagram

2. Post an image that fits in with the theme of the lookbook shoot ‘Good for Health/Bad for Education’. Be creative and have fun with it. It could be an image you take or one that you find online. There are no boundaries or instructions on what the image can be.

3. Add the hashtag #DMWS4 to the post and mention @thirdlooks in the post.

You can enter more than once but only the best judged entry will take home the jacket. The winning post will also be re-grammed on the Third Looks instagram.

Twitter Contest

The winner of the twitter giveaway will be able to select their size in the PTP DWMS black longsleeve t-shirt (S-XL).

1. Follow @thirdlooks and @purpicide on twitter

2. Send a tweet that includes a link to this post (

3. Add the hashtag #DMWS4 to the post and mention @thirdlooks/@purpicide in the post.

One winner will be selected at random. You can tweet as many times as you’d like to maximize your chances of winning. The contest runs until midnight Saturday July 26.

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For a quick recap of the night, the good folks at Sundree TV and Farrington G put together this lil clip recapping the performances. Some very good times were had by those in attendance and without a doubt watching the wait for the next DWMS that much more painful. Stay tuned here we’ll be sure to let you know soon as the next event comes together.

Yung Gleesh

If you were at DWMS2 on Saturday this will all be familiar to you. It was a night of raw, underground rap. No radio friendly joints here, just straight street anthems and the type of noise most people in your liberal arts college wouldn’t approve of. Mista Whoa got the night started with some strong genre-crossing sounds.


Afterward Young Gleesh laced us with a very rare, high energy performance with the audience reaction for Skrong being one of the highlights. GrandeMarshall (Fool’s Gold) continued on the high energy rap theme delivering a 20 minute set before Farrington G set things up for Tommy Kruise. Seeing Ghost in the Shell visuals flashing as Tommy Kruise put together a seamless trap opus almost brought a tear to my eye. Geng Grizzly closed out the night with an incredible set himself that I can only describe as post-apocalyptic bunker music (Gucci deservedly got alot of shine)

Salute to everyone I saw there and to all the new people I met.  Shoutout Mista Whoa and Tommy for being fantastic human beings , Note D for the trippy visuals and  Geng Grizzly for putting it all together.

More photos after the jump

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Last night was the opening reception for photographer Jonathan Mannion’s exhibition at Milk Studios ‘Rough around the Edges’. The photos from the show were all shot on the now discontinued Poloroid 665 Film and Poloroid 195 land camera. Printing with the Polaroid 665 film includes the a negative which gives off the the appearances of “rough edges” on each shot. This was aesthetic that Jonathan loved and the collection of street photography and portraits of some of the biggest names in hip-hop of the last twenty years.

RROUGH AROUND THE EDGES: the 665 Polaroid Work of Jonathan Mannion runs at Milk Studios Gallery through to July 7th. 

More after the jump

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Join myself and some of New York’s finest this coming Sunday for the Everyday People brunch upstairs at The DL (95 Delancey St). I’m proud to be guest hosting this week’s iteration and would love to see some of your beautiful faces there. Expect a stylish crowd, fantastic food by Chef Roblé and lots of dancing to cap off the weekend.

For those who’d like to have food, buffet brunch and unlimited mimosas will be served until 3PM for $30. If you’d like to join just for the party, we’ll be turning up to audio by DJ Moma around 4PM.

NO RSVP list but brunch reservations for large parties (6 or more people) and table reservations are accepted at until Saturday 6PM.

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Market Market is a shopping festival where rare archival pieces from the past 7-8 will be available for purchase. I went to the first Market Market and spent way too much money , but the experience was incredible. Seeing rare pieces dating back several years from all the CdG sub-lines was a pleasure all on it’s own. The fact that everything is 70% off or more is just icing on the cake. Do not miss this if you are in New York. The sale will be open to the public from May 10th to the 13th and will be located at 127 W 30th Street. This is guaranteed to be worthwhile pilgrimage for Comme devotees.

Let us know what you end up buying in the comments section.

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New York based White Gallery is playing a couple shows coming up. Through  my friends in the band I’ve had the opportunity to preview tracks from their upcoming EP and I can’t wait to see them live for the first time. Their sound is difficult to describe but as soon as I heard ‘Twisted Summer’ for the first time, I knew this band was doing something special. White Gallery pays homage from pop music of the past but the band does not feel nostalgic. Brooding but also melodic, this is music you can make out to, dance to, or listen to with close friends on cross-country roadtrips.

On Monday, April 8th, White Gallery will be playing a show at Ella on Avenue A as part of a bill put together by Wax Poetics. If you can’t make it that show will also be web-streamed. 

They will also be playing this Saturday with Light Asylum  at Steel Drums (35 Beadel St Brooklyn) with DJ sets from from DJs Frankie Teardrop (Wierd), Jane Pain (Wierd), Ciarra Black, Teamphil.

I’ll be at both shows snapping photos and taking it all in. You can check out their music before hand on the band’s soundcloud.

Check this short teaser from the band.

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Geng Grizzly and Mista Whoa 

Ill Visuals in the DJ Booth

Rome Fortune

I took a couple snaps from the Devil Want My Soul Party DJed by none other than Geng Grizzly and Mista Whoa. Really incredible vibe and it was nice to get a room full of people who really knew rap, instead of people who just pretend to (you know who you are).  It was one of the most memorable nights for me thus far this year.  The ESPN Highlight of the Night was the performance by Atlanta’s own ‘Beautiful Pimp’ Rome Fortune

Look out for another party with the camp soon. In other news I’ll be appearing on-air tomorrow night (Thursday, Mar 21) on Fresh Out the Box Radio. You can tune in on BBOX Radio. The show goes from 7:30 to 9:30PM and as always expect hijinks and great new rap.

Photos by Rocky Li

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It’s Sunday morning and there’s a good chance you’re hungover right now and the furthest thing on your mind is partying. That being said, you have plenty of time left to recover for this event. Third Looks is hosting the party, trap music is the soundtrack. Come listen to the homies Geng Grizzly and Mista Woah at the rare Cocktail Bodega location right in LES. All other pertinent details on the flyer.