Sneaker conossieurs, Rick Williams and Roland “Ro” Coit, just laced up their shoes for the first episode of their new reality series on Loud. Detroit Rubber has the DTown natives showcasing their sneaker knowledge to help celebrities like Tiger, Prince Fielder, obtain hardtofind soles. Check out the broadcast and watch how their search takes them all the way to legendary Detroit MC, Eminem’s studio! We don’t do the shoe fetishism much, but this we like. There’s a story and history! We can dig it.
Now that the Uptown Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights is on the map thanks to MTV’s new reality series, media outlets like The New York Times have been taking notice of the burgeoning creative community and what it has to offer. Case in point, they recently sat down with show star, Jonathan Perez (Audubon), and peered into the inspiration behind the series. Kudos to those Uptown kids and their really wellspoken ideas and platform. Extremely refreshing to see considering the notsopositive postJersey Shore reality television landscape out there! Check out the interview in this recent Media and Tech episode of Times Cast.
Canadian photographer, Brent Townshend, decided to undertake a different approach towards capturing famous landmarks around the world. In his “Looking Up” series he’s managed to snag panoramic shots that showcase vertical 180degree views of places like London’s Tower Bridge and New York City’s Rockefeller Center, to name a few. Check out the entire archive here.
Hate it or love it, but every DJ’s favorite crossover goto R&B crooner, Justin Timberlake, is back with his latest single, Suit And Tie. The former N’SYNC lead brings the sexy back, back! It’s all about classy rides, ties and highs on this one. Did we mention that he got JayZ to drop a feature on it too? Hook, line, sinker for all the warmup hours at the clubs! JT’s album The 20/20 Experience drops March 19th.
Filmmaker, Lester Jones, offers us a look into the fascinating region of Hong Kong, China. The ambitious creative offers up a series of interviews along with broll of the Eastern city that also never sleeps (forget New York). One of the most densely populated places in the world, Hong Kong is nothing short of a melting pot for artists, designers and brands alike. Peep the steez and understand why!
Animal New York just dropped an awesome dancehall reggae list for dj’s and music enthusiasts alike. The detailed stream consists of New York City’s best spots to cop vinyl Jamaican tunes from. Awesome pics and a thorough description of what every spot is perfect for! Can you say cheat sheet? You lucky bastards. Back in the day, DJ’s had to scour on their own for sweet finds like this…
A few months ago Shut Skateboards pro rider, Luis Tolentino, took a trip back to his native rootThe Dominican Republic. The introspective ripper speaks a bit about what it meant to return in the following Red Bullsponsored short. It features Tolentino ripping by the countryside and an abandoned sugarcane factory in the village of Monte Llano, Puerto Plata. As it turns out, our Editor at Large is actually from there! Oh, and Tolentio flies over a cow too…
French music video director, Edouard Salier, handles the latest visuals for Scratch Massive’s new single, Waiting For A Sign. Shot somewhere in the Tropical Far East (Cambodia? Thailand?) the video follows a tribe of young lads as they maneuver through a surreal countryside and jungle. We’ll let you watch without spoiling it, but be warned, it’s pretty dark stuff shot incredibly well!
Thrash Lab presents a look into the world of independent butchers. The following short highlights the importance of local avenues for meat, both for community and sustainability. Whether you’re a meateater or not, you have to respect the idea of producing and supplying in a humble way that connects folks back to what they’re eating and where it’s coming from!
New York City is an interesting place, especially for advertising. And before there were gigantic printed billboards, there were what are known as “Wall Dogs”, painters that specialized in huge, handstroked wall murals. Colossal Media is a presentday media company that still focuses on the centuriesold form of advertising. The following is a short that documents the grueling details that go into producing jobs of that stature. Truly remarkable!