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T.SKO – Saïd EP

April 22, 2014 – 22:34 in Music | Morna Fraser

T.SKO – Saïd EP

Fresh beats and hip-hop instrumentals from Glasgow’s very own T.SKO, in a five track EP inspired by the works and musings of big boss philosopher, Edward Saïd. The EP derives its sounds from binaries of the self, and of the other – and you can definitely hear it. There’s a distinct interplay between sounds that are grounding and homely, and those that are distant, almost transatlantic in nature.

Tracks “Everyday I Dream” and “Push Down” are rippled through with vocal loops, which subside once “Smooth Place” kicks in, a track which is as smooth as its title suggests. Last track “Emotive” has flashes of Yusef Lateef horns, carrying off that Eastern impression which Saïd devoted much of his works to explaining.

This is T.SKO’s first EP after a hiatus, and it’s pretty strong. Expect to be hearing a lot more from him.

Cop via Bandcamp here.

Check T.SKO’s Soundcloud here.

 

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The Outsiders Gallery – Sale

April 22, 2014 – 10:55 in Design | Robert

The Outsiders Gallery – Sale

The Outsiders Gallery is relocating it’s London studio and whilst they do so are offering a 10% discount on all available works online. Taken from their mailing list -

“We are currently in the process of relocating our entire print studio and all stock from one side of London to the other – a mammoth task in itself – however, delays in the readiness of our new premises have forced us to temporarily place all of our stock in a storage facility. As a result of this, we are unable to ship (or release for collection) any items purchased from The Outsiders for approximately six weeks.

Please accept our sincere apologies, and as a token of our gratitude for your patience we’re offering a 10% discount on everything across the store during this time.”

Featured previously on TRC are pieces done by Cyclops such as Economy of Scale (pictured) and exclusive versions of  Teenage Phantasm #102. This is a great opportunity to purchase some outstanding works by artists like Ron English, Faile, Tod James/Reas and Saber to name just a few.

Get yours here.

 

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Luker by Neighborhood – Uneven Hat

April 22, 2014 – 10:19 in Fashion | Robert

Luker by Neighborhood – Uneven Hat

You should know by now we are fans of headwear on this site, if not then you clearly haven’t been paying attention. If buckets are too 90s for you, then a style from the 80s may not be your thing either, but hear me out.

As mentioned already here, there and everywhere, the Ranger hat is definitely not for everybody but has been the focus point so far this year in terms of hats. It’s a bold statement if ever there was one and a deserving nod to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm Mclaren from their Worlds End days which gives it superb credibility.

Now we are beginning to experience the  warmer temperatures of Spring, a hat made of wool, especially one of this size is not best suited. Thankfully Neighborhood have our backs, or rather heads.

Made of 100% straw making it extremely breathable, the Luker by Neighborhood Uneven Hat features a raised top reminiscent of the aforementioned Ranger Hat and comes with a classic round brim and comfortable padded inner with a trademark Luker iron cross pattern. Available in black and natural, this could and by rights should become a great alternative to the standard straw trilby or cowboy hat usually seen when the sun decides to shine.

Get yours from the Goodhood store by clicking here.

 

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Goodhood Interview Lucas Price of A.Four

April 16, 2014 – 16:31 in Fashion | Calum

Goodhood Interview Lucas Price of A.Four

I don’t think there are many shops who rival Goodhood. In terms of their buy, merchandising and general aesthetic, they rarely miss the mark and often elevate products to a greater level of desirability than you’d expect. The same goes for their online content – a by-product of their creative agency – which is refreshingly decent. Nowadays, ever shop with an online presence has a blog and with that increased noise comes a lot of shoddy content, which often means that the good stuff gets lost in the flurry. Fortunately, Goodhood are one of the few who don’t succumb to the notion of creating content for the sake of content.

Recently, the shop interviewed artist and one half of A.Four, Lucas Price, about his work and collaborative relationship with Japanese designer Kazuki Kuriashi. It provided a great insight into a brand which I new little of, but has intrigued me ever since it first began to filter into a select few shops in the past year. Here’s an excerpt:

GH: Hi Lucas, it might be worth starting off with how we met. I think I first spotted a disused lightbox at Stollen Space and enquired who had made it. From there I was put in touch with you, and discovered some of your early work with lightboxes. Many people probably don’t know that for the first year of the lightbox at Goodhood it was a collaboration with you. Can you tell us what the work meant to you and why you produced it?

LP: I knew about the store, and shopped there; although we hadn’t been introduced at that point…I knew that Word To Mother was making your signage. And so when you asked me to make something along the same lines, it felt like a good fit, and a way to carry on with the lightbox idea. Up to that point I’d done some stuff like take these light boxes around London and photograph them in various places with different pieces of text on them, in the West end and round east London. The work was just either personal ramblings, or quotes. For Goodhood I wanted to try and choose quotes from other people that were related to work, as I thought there was something I liked about the store that was about hard work, industry and community. In the end it was a little more esoteric, and I remember you asking me to tone it down in fact as it was perhaps going off on too spaced out a tangent.

GH: It was a fantastic opportunity to come and visit your developing art space in Whitechapel, can you tell us a bit more about this?

LP: I have a council flat which I’ve just re purposed slightly so that I can make exhibitions there when I want. I’m going to have some kind of retail space there too. I was reading about Marcel Broodthaers a while ago, using his apartment as a museum and since then I’ve wanted to make something similar. So that’s going to be happening this year.

Read the full interview here.

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