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LDN19 Pro-Direct Opens Innovative Football SpaceLooking like a cross between an edgy night club spot and football boutique, Pro-Direct has launched its first store, and ‘the world’s largest boot room’ on Foubert’s Place in the famous West End Carnaby Street shopping district. The innovative space built for the digital age, is set over two floors of digital interaction, installations, HD screens, portals of brand content ranging from Nike to Adidas and more, and of course lots of football boots! More from their website herePro-Direct19 Foubert’s PlaceLondon W1F 7RSOpening timesMon - Sat 10am- 7pm  |  Sun 12pm-6pm

LDN19 Pro-Direct Opens Innovative Football Space

Looking like a cross between an edgy night club spot and football boutique, Pro-Direct has launched its first store, and ‘the world’s largest boot room’ on Foubert’s Place in the famous West End Carnaby Street shopping district. The innovative space built for the digital age, is set over two floors of digital interaction, installations, HD screens, portals of brand content ranging from Nike to Adidas and more, and of course lots of football boots! More from their website here

Pro-Direct
19 Foubert’s Place
London W1F 7RS

Opening times
Mon - Sat 10am- 7pm  |  Sun 12pm-6pm

ThaiMatic - Hole In My Heart

North West London rapper Thai Matic is back with another great video and track for his newly released single, Hole In My Heart taken from his current EP End Of The Weak. Newly premiered on MTV Base UK a few days ago, its a beautifully haunting track featuring vocals from Azekel with monochrome themed visuals shot by director Konstantin Ermakov alongside direction from Thai Matic and Karina Lidia. You can download Hole In My Heart from iTunes here.

The View from the Other Side: J-Dilla A European Remembrance

We are looking forward to watching the screening of director Shernay LaTouche’s The View from the Other Side: J-Dilla A European Remembrance next month. It chronicles a European response to the legendary producer J Dilla Yancey and his rich musical legacy that continues to inspire worldwide. Documented over the course of two and a half years, Shernay visited four major European cities, which were London, Paris, Lausanne and Berlin. The documentary premieres with a free screening on 1 February at the Hackney Picture House, London from 7pm. See the details of the event here and more of Shernay’s work here

BAPE Sample Sale
Cult label BAPE have a Pirate Store sample sale on at their Central London store with discounts up to 50% off Mens, Ladies and more! We’re big fans of the brand so get yourselves down there and check out the wares! Its on from Saturday 26 January to Sunday 3 February at BAPE, 4 Upper James Street, London W1F 9DG.

BAPE Sample Sale

Cult label BAPE have a Pirate Store sample sale on at their Central London store with discounts up to 50% off Mens, Ladies and more! We’re big fans of the brand so get yourselves down there and check out the wares! Its on from Saturday 26 January to Sunday 3 February at BAPE, 4 Upper James Street, London W1F 9DG.

A$AP Rocky Channel 4 Documentary - A$VP C4

Harlem Hip Hop star A$AP Rocky is featured in this Channel 4 documentary directed by Londoner Luke Monaghan who has previously directed videos for Wretch 32, Dot Rotten, Yasmin, Flatbush Zombies and most recently the A$AP Rocky video 'Purple Kisses'. The documentary highlights the A$AP crew discussing how they all met and started to work together as well as taking you behind the scenes of Rocky’s London gig at Electric Ballroom and footage of the Trapstar party that the West London streetwear label hosted him at.

Liberty - Art & Design Prints Department
Famous London department store Liberty has launched an art and design prints department showcasing artwork from various graphic artists ranging from Anthony Burril, James Brown, Noma Bar, Karen Radford and various illustrators from agency Breed London. Some of the prints are exclusively available to Liberty, so do check them out on the fourth floor in the store. Check out more information on the Liberty website here

Liberty - Art & Design Prints Department

Famous London department store Liberty has launched an art and design prints department showcasing artwork from various graphic artists ranging from Anthony BurrilJames BrownNoma BarKaren Radford and various illustrators from agency Breed London. Some of the prints are exclusively available to Liberty, so do check them out on the fourth floor in the store. Check out more information on the Liberty website here

Red Stripe x Village Underground
Red Stripe's Make with a Red Stripe series launches tomorrow at East London's Village Underground with maverick sound artist Yuri Suzuki's piece Make Something from Nothing.
Made from thousands of recycled Red Stripe cans collected at this year’s Notting Hill carnival, Suzuki’s immense fully functioning 2.5m high sound sculpture draws inspiration from towering, bass heavy Jamaican sound systems. The first of the series celebrating Red Stripe’s Jamaican roots, the exclusive launch party will see an exclusive DJ set by super talents Ben UFO & MC Chunky played through Suzuki’s DIY sound system with the full lineup announced closer to launch date here. Plus, there will be plenty of jerk chicken, rice & peas and free Red Stripe!
The event is strictly RSVP so email the address below with your name at rsvp@prote.in
Village UndergroundWednesday, 16th November, 2011 / 6 - 10pm54 Holywell LaneLondon, EC2A 3PQ
Just & Studiopixie will see you there :)

Red Stripe x Village Underground

Red Stripe's Make with a Red Stripe series launches tomorrow at East London's Village Underground with maverick sound artist Yuri Suzuki's piece Make Something from Nothing.

Made from thousands of recycled Red Stripe cans collected at this year’s Notting Hill carnival, Suzuki’s immense fully functioning 2.5m high sound sculpture draws inspiration from towering, bass heavy Jamaican sound systems. The first of the series celebrating Red Stripe’s Jamaican roots, the exclusive launch party will see an exclusive DJ set by super talents Ben UFO & MC Chunky played through Suzuki’s DIY sound system with the full lineup announced closer to launch date here. Plus, there will be plenty of jerk chicken, rice & peas and free Red Stripe!

The event is strictly RSVP so email the address below with your name at rsvp@prote.in

Village Underground
Wednesday, 16th November, 2011 / 6 - 10pm
54 Holywell Lane
London, EC2A 3PQ

Just & Studiopixie will see you there :)

Follow Fashion - XO Man Feat. Mikill Pane x Master Shortie x Sincere

XO Man's Follow Fashion is a great track that celebrates some of the standout labels of the London streetwear scene ranging from some of the illustrious labels like Dope ChefBenjart, Trapstar to Playdot Apparel. Featuring Mikill Pane, Master Shortie and Sincere packing the lyrical punches and slick production by Shae Agha, We had particular fun as Quirksville collaborated on doing the typography for the video and the corresponding music artwork which we will publish in another post. 

Director: Tim Doubleday/XO Man
Editor: Dave Ridgway
Graphics + Typography: Quirksville 

Wretch 32 - The Lucozade YES List

Wretch 32 discusses the inspiration behind his choice of design for his Lucozade bottle, which includes his upbringing in the Tottenham area, the natural influence of Reggae music inherited from his Father and all the other things which shaped his music today. The overall campaign is part of the Lucozade YES List which includes artists ranging from Tinie Tempah, Yasmin, Calvin Harris, Kelis and others designing their own Lucozade bottles. See the rest of the artists designs here

Amy Winehouse 1983-2011QV were heartbroken to hear the news come through the internet yesterday of Amy Winehouse’s passing. She was such an immense talent exemplified in her debut album Frank, which was then followed up by the critically acclaimed Back To Black album which solidified her status as a worldwide star. Her emotive lyrics and heart wrenching soulful voice touched so many of us and she will be greatly missed. We’re very proud that she was homegrown London talent and she will forever be entwined in Camden Town history as one of their most controversial but hugely talented and iconic residents.
Photo © Terry Richardson

Amy Winehouse 1983-2011

QV were heartbroken to hear the news come through the internet yesterday of Amy Winehouse’s passing. She was such an immense talent exemplified in her debut album Frank, which was then followed up by the critically acclaimed Back To Black album which solidified her status as a worldwide star. Her emotive lyrics and heart wrenching soulful voice touched so many of us and she will be greatly missed. We’re very proud that she was homegrown London talent and she will forever be entwined in Camden Town history as one of their most controversial but hugely talented and iconic residents.

Photo © Terry Richardson

Wretch 32 Featuring Josh Kumra - Don’t Go

This is such a big track which really deserves to go straight to the top of the charts on its imminent release. Wretch 32's lyrics tell of his love and appreciation for music metaphorically, whilst singer/songwriter Josh Kumra is on the chorus. Its seriously dope and is such a beautifully shot video which perfectly compliments the breathless background vocals! Don’t Go is released on the 14 August, whilst Wretch’s eagerly awaited album, Black & White will be out 22 August.

Lizzy Disney Red Handmade Leather Envelope Bag
This gorgeous red envelope bag, by London based designer Lizzy Disney, is made from handmade quality leather. Its lined with black suede and comes with a leather shoulder strap and with an outer pocket. Available from London boutique Darkroom

Lizzy Disney Red Handmade Leather Envelope Bag

This gorgeous red envelope bag, by London based designer Lizzy Disney, is made from handmade quality leather. Its lined with black suede and comes with a leather shoulder strap and with an outer pocket. Available from London boutique Darkroom

Kidderachi - The Disctinction Mixtape
The Distinction is the new mixtape from North West London based lyricist Kidderachi which is now available for free download. We heard Divine Souls feat Klashnekoff & Haze earlier in the week which sounded splendid, so we’re looking forward to hearing the rest of the mixtape! Download The Distinction

Kidderachi - The Disctinction Mixtape

The Distinction is the new mixtape from North West London based lyricist Kidderachi which is now available for free download. We heard Divine Souls feat Klashnekoff & Haze earlier in the week which sounded splendid, so we’re looking forward to hearing the rest of the mixtape!

Download The Distinction