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Upper Echelon SS 15.

Local streetwear label Upper Echelon has dropped a fresh summer lookbook for this season’s collection, entitled ‘Go Outside’. The idea behind the range is to inspire the broadening of perspectives and getting outside everyday comfort zones. Check it out: Read more
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New Track. Petite Noir – ‘Til We Ghosts’ ft. Yasiin Bey.

We heard ‘Til We Ghosts’ two years back in 2012 when Yannick released the track in its original form. Reworked, and this time featuring contributions from Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), the first ever track from Petite Noir takes the original noirwave conception and makes into something really special. Expect Petite Noir’s new full five-track EP, The King Of Anxiety, next month. Read more
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New Music Video. St Vincent – Birth in Reverse.

2014 gave us Annie Clark’s self-titled album, St. Vincent, and excellent contribution to this year’s musical offerings. She’s released the visuals for ‘Birth in Reverse’ directed by Will Perron, featuring the silver-haired icon jamming in front of trippy backdrops – a distant cluster of stars and galaxies and something Escher-like. It’s quite special: Read more
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Beyoncé: Yours and Mine. A Retrospective Short Film.

A year ago, Beyoncé blessed the world with a self-titled visual album, BEYONCÉ – now celebrated a 12-minute, black-and-white retrospective film narrated by Bey herself. It’s on life, motherhood, feminism, humanism, happiness and being a modern woman, along with cameos from her husband, Jay Z, and daughter, Blue Ivy. She is everything! Read more
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Christmas Wish List Giveaway.

It’s almost Christmas and we thought we would put together a wish list of things we like, and then give the whole list to one lucky reader. There is something for both the boys and the girls in the WAA Christmas package which is worth over R7500. Our Wish List: – Wolford Tiger Tights – Ray-Ban Denim Wayfarers – Father Coffee Beans – A bag of limited Edition Konga Natural Yirgacheffe from Ethiopia and a bag of Finca El Morito from Guatemala also limited edition. – Vans’ Hamper – Levi’s Hamper We are also throwing in some We-are-awesome stickers, and... Read more
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SONAR INTERVIEW: Sibot.

It’s finally here! We’ve been looking forward to Sonar Cape Town 2014 for months – undeniably one of the best curated and well crafted events to be imported to the Mother City to date. 2manydjs, Pet Shop Boys, Jon Hopkins, The Bloody Beetroots and Ten Walls are just some of the headliners for the two day inner-city festival happening alongside talks, interviews and screenings. We had a few words with Sibot ahead of his performance tomorrow evening: So you played Sonar Barcelona earlier this year alongside Trancemicsoul & Spoek Mathambo. Tell us about your experience of playing the festival? This... Read more
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New Track + Video. Umlilo – ‘Chain Gang’.

Umlilo is leaving 2014 behind with a bang. The second single off the upcoming Aluta EP, ‘Chain Gang’ showcases a side of Umlilo the world has never seen before, exploring ‘the dark, pretentious and ever fleeting world of modern gangs, where money is the currency and fashion is the religion': ‘We live in a world where people keep getting gunned down everyday for all sorts of reasons they cannot control from skin colour, religion, poverty or sexuality. At the other end of the spectrum is this vacuous pursuit of money and bling. It all has a chain effect making us... Read more
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New Album. Shortstraw – ‘YOUTHLESS’ + Interview.

Today’s the day you can pre-order Shortstraw’s brand new, third studio album, Youthless on iTunes. The album is set for official release on 5 January 2015, but if you pre-order before Christmas, you’ll be rewarded by Santa and receive 6 of the tracks from YOUTHLESS on Christmas Day. Recorded and mixed at High Seas Studios in Rosebank, Johannesburg by Jacques du Plessis and Adrian Erasmus, the band’s highly anticipated new album was co-produced with Alastair, and mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge in New York City. ‘In this album there’s the idea of youth which plays itself, there’s a song about... Read more
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TIME Magazine’s Top 10 Photos of 2014.

Every year, TIME Magazine lists its top ten photographic moments to come out of the past twelve months – poignant, telling images reflecting the trends, dialogues and terrors of the year. Still seen as the leader in journalistic coverage, TIME‘s selection throughout the year steers opinions and is a testament to the power of photography – each photograph selected takes us into a dramatic scene that provides an important visual record of history, astounding and moving thousands of people. The audience for photography has grown exponentially thanks to the Internet and smartphones, and the demand to see what just happened... Read more

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A Day At Speedweek by Jared Paisley.

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