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Introducing Burgandy Collective

If there’s one thing South African creative-types are doing right, it luxury leatherware. Well, everyday leatherware, but there’s something quite special about a piece of leather luggage that’s so well constructed that you’ll probably be giving it to your children. With homegrown design houses such as Wolf & Maiden, Chapel Goods and Rowdy emerging to meet local needs, there’s definitely some variety going. But there’s also not necessarily something for everyone. That’s where Willem Boshoff came in. Frustrated by not being able to find a simplistic leather satchel which was affordable and of good quality for personal use that he... Read more
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New Trailer | ‘Black Lives Matter’ by Joseph Oesi

Although it premiered at the Durban International Film Festival late last month, last night we had the privilege of attending a special screening of Joseph Oesi’s powerful new documentary entitled Black Lives Matter. An award-winning and veteran South African news journalist and filmmaker, Oesi has a knack of telling the kind of stories that matter. His latest documentary piece is a two, intensive two-hour investigation into the South African mining industry and the effect it has on the communities who live on and own the land that is pillaged for its wealth by foreign companies. Highlighting just an inch of... Read more
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Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit

After nearly three decades since the Air Max 1 debuted visible Air – a radical technology that transformed footwear design and spurred a franchise so strong as to merit an annual celebration – Nike has paired the silhouette with transformative technology, Flyknit, to form the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit, the lightest Air Max 1 ever. It’s beautiful! Perfected through countless prototypes, stewarded by the project’s lead designer Ben Yun, the shoe features open Flyknit construction in the toe and tongue for ventilation and closed construction in the heel provides added support. A no-sew rand just above the midsole... Read more
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‘Mzansi Style Guide’ Vol 3 By Hypebeast

In the third instalment of Hypebeast’s Mzansi Style Guide series, featuring different parts of South Africa and giving some insight into who is behind the success of our biggest culture hubs, Cape Town’s skate scene comes into focus. The short speaks to veterans of the business as well as the guys breathing fresh life and diversity into the city. It hits off with an interview with Baseline’s Adrian Day, the man who created a hangout which is operated by skaters, selling rare finds such as London’s Palace alongside staple labels like California’s Thrasher, Benny Gold and HUF. That’s followed by... Read more
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WIN Tickets to GRIETFEST 2016

It’s that time of year again – at just over a month away, Grietfest is just around the corner and as usual, it’s going to get ridiculous. Running into its sixth consecutive year as SA’s biggest one day urban underground dance music festival, these guys know what they’re doing. It’s back at The Container Yards with a world-class line up featuring headliners Dimension (UK), Lektrique (Kannibalen Records/BEL) and Proxy (Turbo Records/RUS) as well as our very own Sibot & Toyota. The local lineup never disappoints, and we’re looking forward to some new faces amongst the classic acts – Thor Rixon,... Read more
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New Music Video. The Plastics – Sun Scream

The Plastics are back! Directed by Simeon van den Berg, the band’s released a brand new video for ‘Sun Screm’, shot in July last at Platinum Studios in Woodstock. It’s hella groovy, featuring the band jamming in an open space while the stop motion animation of Simeon van den Berg and his team that’s pretty much perfect for the song. van der Berg was inspired by the album as a whole, enjoying the unpredictable nature of ‘Sun Scream’ and the constant evolution of In Threes. Heads up – there’s a competition running: the first person to share a screenshot on... Read more
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New Music Video. Boxer – R2-D2

We stumbled across Johannesburg-based ‘fuzz band’ Boxer this year, after they broke onto the Joburg scene touring their debut self-titled EP in April. They recently hooked up with Thomas James Revington, Fausto Becatti, and Lenny-Dee Doucha – each with plenty of experience in the field – to put together an excellent little video for their lead single ‘R2-D2’. Expect Star Wars, cheerleaders, cowboys and wrestling! ‘We were super lucky to be able to work with these guys, the project was so much fun and in the end there’s just so much talent to feed off.’ – Boxer Catch Boxer at... Read more
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Pearl Thusi Lands a Role in ‘Quantico’

She’s done it again! Celebrated actress, TV personality and radio host Pearl Thusi has recently announced she’s due to join the cast of one of the biggest shows on television, ABC’s series Quantico. Pearl has been expanding her acting portfolio at an crazy rate and it looks as though this is just the beginning. ‘I have been such a big fan of the show for such a long time and it is a dream come true to be a part of it. I am proud to be paving the way for South Africa and am absolutely thrilled to be joining... Read more
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New Track. The Lost Souls – Ghost Rider (Suicide Cover)

Last week, revival garage newbies The Lost Souls spent some time in studio with Phantom Sound to work on an upcoming release. While in studio, the news of Alan Vega’s passing came to light and in homage to the great artists, The Lost Souls took the opportunity to record a Suicide cover; they chose the apt ‘Ghost Rider’. Check it out below and download it here. Ghost Rider (Suicide Cover) by The Lost Souls Read more
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PALM BLACK Tattoo Co. x RVCA Collaborate Again

As part of an ongoing collaboration with RVCA, Ninjabreadboy et al at Palm Black Tattoo Co have produced another collection of hand-illustrated tees in a collaborative collection. This set sees yellow, mint green and black-and-white highlights introduced, with a selection of signature images over a variety of designs. Our favourite? That Yellow Palm. The full range is available in limited number at Palm Black or via their online store. Read more

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Kool In The City Featuring Nasty C

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BIC are giving R5000 in cash and your photo on 1000s of BIC lighters.

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Vans Surf Pro Classic 2016 at Lamberts Bay.

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