It's an outrage that harassment still occurs in our modern civilisation. We can be better than harassing people based on their biology. We are better. Everyone deserves respect. Anything more than 0% is too high.
Photographer Alex Bartsch has painstakingly researched and sought out the original locations of 42 reggae record sleeve cover shots, and rephotographed them in situ. By meticulously matching the record sleeves with their background, Alex has created a fascinating series that represents not only serious patience and eye for detail on his part, but also paints a picture of the history of London’s reggae scene.
Cecil Bustamente Campbell, better known as Prince Buster, died on September 8 from heart problems following a series of strokes. He left behind a legacy that changed the course of Jamaican music, pioneering the ska sound and taking it across the globe. David Katz remembers a true original who recorded with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Tackhead and more.
Track cyclists dress entirely in Lycra, like action figures (or speed skaters). They wear mirrored shades and helmets that swoop back from their heads, as if blown by the wind. They ride minimalist bikes without brakes, which, for reasons of aerodynamicism, look like the bicycles children draw.
FACT: The best documentary you’re going to hear this week is ‘Roots and Future’, an hour-long radio show tracing the crucial black British influence on UK dance music over two decades, from jungle and drum and bass through to garage, grime and dubstep. Afropop Worldwide is a US public radio show that uses music to explore the history and culture of the African diaspora – check out tons more episodes on their website.
“I believe in free expression. A fence is a fence and if it’s on my side then I should have the right as a citizen who lives on that side to beautify it.” - Anthony Lister
Anthony Lister is an Australian modern artist who walks the line between street art and fine art. Gracing the walls of fine art galleries, pubic spaces and alleyways, Lister is internationally recognised and collected, and consistently exhibits internationally.
An alternative way of understanding cycling, a different perspective to describe and tell the characters and stories behind the bike culture at 360°. A magazine that observe with interest the socio-cultural change that moves to the rhythm of a ride. New spaces and new art forms, new disciplines that coexist in the rediscovery of past values . A magazine made by designer, producer, art directors, photographers, journalists, but all united by their passion for the bike and cycling.
Hypebeast: Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is one of the largest art and history museums in Europe and it just did admirers of the arts a huge favor by making 250,000 of its works available for free viewing and download online. The quarter million-strong cache includes 17th century Dutch masters like Rembrandt and Vermeer, alongside later luminaries like Van Gogh. All of the images are available in high resolution — a short registration process allows viewers to download the works to use as they see fit (the museum encourages you to get creative). You can peruse the extensive and interactive archive here.
Some more irie tunes for the weekend! @BebbleRock artist Kabaka Pyramid teams up with @WalshyFire and Major Lazer for the "ACCURATE" mixtape! This musical gem has the Jamaican lyricist dropping bombs on classic reggae riddims and hip hop instrumentals like "Stalag" and "Gimme the Loot" as well as premiering a number of exclusive, never before heard original productions.The mixtape also features artists like Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan, Chronixx, Protoje, Pressue, Koro Fyah, Hempress Sativa and more, plus a special remix version of Major Lazer's "Wave" with Colombian Kali Uchis.
Marky Ramone worked as a bike messenger while in recovery from alcohol addiction, according to his new autobiography. Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA“I was a bike messenger, which was one of the most flexible jobs I ever had because I was an independent contractor. I took the jobs I wanted to do, so if it rained that week I didn’t go to work. If it was sunny, I went to work. I made good money too at that time.” Jennifer Aniston: “My lowest moment was probably driving into a door that opened. I'm very uncoordinated and extraordinarily klutzy." More here.
Besides bikes Chrome is into surfing as well, same as us. Here's a nice portrait of one of their familia members.
Arguably the greatest surfer to ever ride the nose, Mark “CJ” Nelson has lived an exceptionally full life in his first four decades. His talents have been well documented in Thomas Campbell’s films Sprout and The Present and on the pages of every surf publication around the globe.
Anthony Lister struck Los Angeles like a hurricane hitting walls from Venice to Downtown in a whirlwind two weeks in the run up to his show at New Image Art Gallery. The numerous street pieces served as inspiration for the multitude of paintings he worked on and exhibited in September of 2015. An exhibit that not only featured his exquisite paintings on canvas, but also his bronze sculptures, VR experience, and a live performance that shattered expectation. Also interviews with legendary graffiti writer RISK, New Image Art Gallery owner Marsea Goldberg, Director Mark Simpson, and performance artist Ariel Brickman about Lister's incredible style and dedication to his true love, artistic expression. The Creative Lives.
With the ability to travel in time, a lonely girl finds love and comfort by connecting with her past self. Eventually faced with rejection she struggles with her identity and gender, and as time folds onto itself only one of them can remain.
From Highsnobiety: WATCHxWITNESS, otherwise known as photography duo Jason Goldwatch and 13th Witness, were strolling around Manhattan when they stumbled across famed graffiti writer Futura spraying a mural on Houston and Bowery. And as most people with cameras tend to do, they decided to document it.
Really cool video, only thing is that I know 13th Witness is Futura's son...