It seems that the big footwear fashion this year (I say this year but thinking about it loads of people were wearing last year too) is boat shoes! ''Often made of canvas or featuring a white sole. They have soft soles/heels to avoid marring or scratching a boat deck. The first boat shoe was invented in 1935 by Paul Sperry.'' What was originally worn by your dad or grandad is now all over catwalks and the highstreet. Last summer I bought a pair of Vans Zapto Del Barcos (Vans take on the boatshoe) but they fell apart on the first wear, same thing aparently happened to everyone else that had bought a pair. Luckily I picked up a pair of supermarket brand ones in France for about 10 euros when I was on holiday and they've lasted well!
http://hypebeast.com/?s=boat+shoes The amount of entries on hypebeast just goes to show their growing popularity, with big names like Collete, Converse and even Billionaire Boys Club getting in on the action
So this will be my 5th leeds festival and with this line up, probably the best. Highlights for me inlucde the one and only Ian Brown, Radiohead, Placebo & The Prodigy. Hopefully the rest of the line up with continue to please, in particular the dance tent! I'm dissapointed to see that Justice and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. probably aren't playing but there's still hope I guess. I saw them both at last years festival and they were incredible. Going mental and non-stop crowd surfing at Justice is something i'll never forget. Neither is chilling out on a grassy hill with a nice cold cider and the sun shining with my mates at Get Cape.
On a completely different note im currently listening to :
I love it when one man/woman bands use a loopstation to create a sound asif its being played by a bunch of people & it adds a whole new level to beatboxing.
''Armed only with a flute, a mandolin, a loopstation effects pedal and a microphone she's put together a showcase of several of her self-produced tracks into one compact little package.''
Having grown up with 'Where The Wild Things Are' I was keen to see it was going to be adapted into a film. From what i've read the storyline has somewhat strayed from the original but hopefully Spize Jonze will do a good job of showing the magic of the book, in the film.
01. Intro 02. Low Blow 03. The TakeOver (feat. MC Dynamite) 04. Marmite 05. Riot Powder Intro (feat. Rod Azlan) 06. Riot Powder 07. Lon-Don City (feat. Uncle Sam) 08. The Terminator 09. Rat-A-Tat-Tat (feat. MC Dynamite) 10. Victoria's Secret (feat. D1) 11. I Beat My Robot 12. Disco Jaws
My god this album is huge, i'm not up for giving a full review but all anybody needs to know is that it's off the heeeezy! High lights for me are Victoria's Secret with some beautiful saxaphone in there & London City featuring some nice vocals from Uncle Sam. Caspa's done well in putting both chilled dubstep and some heavier stuff on the album. The only thing I'd change is the lack of vocals over Riot Power, it would have been better if he'd put Rod Azlan over the full track on not just the intro.
Dizzee Rascal & Newham Generals dropped into Westwoods show recently...
'Said my doggystyle technique's outstanding did it in a coucil flat, on the landing not ramping, leave 'em puffing & panting ...on a one night stand ting. Just like Sharna, she didn't gimme no drama after the show she was on my banana after my seeds like a farmer let 'em all out in her mouth, I'm a charmer' Dizzee spits some of his best bars in a while still
'What i smoke is the highest far from wet, it's the dryest pure different man wanna buy this i could make pure different man wanna try this. Soon as i start my zoot in a rave pure man wanna know where that guy is' Can D Double E do any wrong? It's, It's, It's Dirteeee tee tee
'Know your position and play the roll pay the fee or pay the toll none of these roads are paved in gold so you gotta work hard for the paper fold before the day gets old and before you get older lose that chip on your shoulder you don't wanna get found on the hard shoulder some man are move bigger and bolder and man are get wiser, older and the time is colder and the weather's older gonna get colder so put on your winter jacket it's grime, move them winter packets' It's Footsie again...and again. He came a bit hit & miss imo.