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Nike’s Autumn 2016 Tech Fleece with Nike Tech Knit

In the Northern Hemisphere things are warming down as Autumn approaches, which of course brings in a new season of fresh threads. Nike has, as usual, undergone a seasonal update on their Tech Fleece collection, which reimagines classic sportswear silhouettes by pairing Nike Tech Fleece with Nike Tech Knit for the first time. The collection’s classic crew and hoodie each feature a Tech Fleece body constructed of a pliable, lightweight layer plush foam situated between soft cotton jersey that traps air to provide warmth, breathability, insulation and articulation. The garments’ Tech Knit sleeves, meanwhile, feature the same color-shifting ribbing seen... Read more
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New Trailer | ‘In Dubious Battle’

What can get better than a Steinbeck adaptation starring James Franco? Taking on John Steinbeck’s novel In Dubious Battle , the actor-turned director is wearing both his hats for this one, a job we’re sure he’s capable of after adapting William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy for the big screen before. In a tale about fruit pickers going on strike in Depression-era California, Franco has Nat Wolff, Robert Duvall, Vincent D’Onofrio, Selena Gomez, and more to do the job. It may be a period drama, but even the trailer highlights the exploitative nature of elite capital – with houses burnt down,... Read more
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New Track. Muzi – ‘Ukusa’

Today sees the release of the next single off Muzi’s debut full-length album Boom Shaka, entitled ‘Ukusa’. Raised in Durban, and currently based in Berlin, the young producer has caught the attention of the likes of Stormzy, Diplo, The Prodigy, Rinse FM, Mad Decent and more, making him one of South Africa’s most exciting exports – he’s currently making an impression at clubs such as Ohm, Schwuz, Musik & Friedan, and Monarch, as well as the UK festival scene. Muzi’s debut Boom Shaka – from which we’ve already heard ‘WTF You Mean’, and the massive ‘Nizogcwala VIP’ inspired by the... Read more
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New Skate Short | ‘Jide’

Last month WAFFLESNCREAM delivered one of the first ever skate edits to come out of Nigeria. Established seven years ago, but setting up in Lagos last year, the team of like-minded skateboarders, musicians, videographers, BMX riders, and graffiti artists have been making moves to create a platform through the lifestyle brand for African skateboarders on the continent, where in many cities, things are just beginning. They plan on opening a skate supply shop and building Lagos’ first skate park within the next few years, but in the meantime, they’re kicked things off with releasing Nigeria’s inaugural skate edit, Jide. Having... Read more
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Bye Beneco At House of Vans Johannesburg

House of Vans Johannesburg saw an incredible crowd come out for a local only line up that put on a great show. There was a nice balance of hip hop, rock and pop in the mix with a few acts securing themselves as the highlights of the three day event. One of our favourite acts was Bye Beneco, who we caught up with… What do you love about Vans? Its heritage in Skateboarding and the simplicity of the overall designs. How does your sound + identity lend itself to the brand identity? That’s difficult… Bye Beneco puts focus into writing... Read more
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New Track. The Valley – ‘Levitation’

Formed back in 2013, and performing more recently at festivals, shows, and memorably House of Vans Cape Town, The Valley has built itself a reputation as a serious act on this country’s live scene, bringing its own blend of ‘ominous desert rock’, fuelled by Anton Louw’s distinctively haunting vocals. He’s joined by Le Roux Hofmeyr and Charl Stemmet to create what only a three-piece can pull off – a succinct, powerful, simple sound. Here’s their first single, ‘Levitation’: Levitation by The Valley Catch The Valley at a show in Cape Town next month: Read more
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Bob Loves Dylan Presents Oh Mercy Performing ‘Nowhere City’

In another instalment from the second season of Bob Loves Dylan, Oh Mercy – made up of Andy Lund and Emma du Preez – performs live in black and white from Wale Street in Cape Town. Conceptualised by Riordan Allen, Rory Allen and Tecla Ciolfi, the series features local and international artists performing a single song in a single shot. It’s a bi-weekly take away show series which does a fantastic job over the past couple of months in shining a spotlight on often lesser known and undersung performers, creating magical content with excellent production value. Here’s ‘Nowhere City: Read more
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House of Vans | Johannesburg Recap

After the massive success of the southernmost House of Vans event in Cape Town this March, Johannesburg was selected to host a bumper weekend of music, art, street culture and skateboarding to celebrate Vans’ anniversary celebrating 50 Years “Off The Wall”. Acting as a platform for creative expression that hosts art, music and skate events, House of Vans emphasises nurturing and inspiring the next generation. London and New York host permanent locations for House of Vans, and so we’ve been fortunate to have a second round of festivities with another pop-up celebration of the creative culture that lies at the heart... Read more
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New Track. BIG FKN GUN – ‘Thana-mba’

Durban’s finest, four-piece BIG FKN GUN made up of Bra Sol, Soulfaktor, Superpower Vino and K@Alyst NDO, are back with another massive joint, after more than eight months of silence. We last heard the Bhubesii-featuring track ‘Amafilimu’ which followed last year’s anthem with USanele Okmalumkoolkat, ‘Goldteeth & Carvelas’. Today BFG are releasing ‘Thana-mba, a synth fest head banger from their long-promised and highly anticipated Funeral project. The track sees Bra Sol wax lyrical while flexing slow flow braggadocio: ‘Sigijimisa uhwebo/ ukuze siqine ngalo mcebo/ im’qala ilenge imgexo/ igarage lifihle i-Benzo!’. Combined with Soulfaktor’s rhythm contribution and decadent mbaqanga flavoured vocals... Read more
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New Track. Hello Beautiful ft. Alastair Thomas – ‘If You Love Me Back’

Two years after the release of his debut EP, Supernova Love, Matthieu Auriacombe’s solo-turned-collaborative project Hello beautiful is releasing their next EP entitled Leftover Dreams. The ex-bassist for Beach Party and Kidofdoom, and now Pretoria-based producer started out under his ‘Hello Beaitful’ moniker in 2008, but only began releasing music in 2013. The solo endeavour expanded this year to include ex-Kidofdoom-er, and brother Johan Auriacombe on drums, and Ben Rausch on live visuals triggered by keytar. The full release is only due next month, but in the meantime enjoy the first single off the EP, ‘If You Love Me Back’... Read more

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House of Vans | Johannesburg Recap

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Nike x We-are-awesome Collaborate for ‘Out of Many, I Am 1’

We-are-awesome teamed up with Nike Africa to produce a celebration of creative women in South... Read more

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Update: Bkkr.

Bkkr, a Cape Town based photographer, has been capturing nudes and has built up a... Read more

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We Interviewed Niskerone Ahead of Grietfest 2016

With Grietfest just around the corner, we caught up with industry heavyweight Niskerone, who’ll be... Read more

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Pieter Hugo Shoots Jamaican Porn Stars For Hood By Air

South African photographer Pieter Hugo has teamed up with New York based clothing label, Hood... Read more

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Vans Surf Pro Classic 2016 at Lamberts Bay.

Vans recently hosted the Vans Surf Pro Classic at Lamberts Bay and it was a... Read more

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