Cap Matches Color Vintage Spraypaint

Cap Matches Color: Two Decades of digging

December 10, 2020

Cap Matches color is the definitive book on collectible Spray Paint. When they say "two decades of digging" they mean it. Over twenty years dedicated in hardware stores looking for and documenting an overlooked graphic history. The new edition of this book has something to offer whether you are clueless of this subculture or you're up to your ears in vintage Rustoleum.

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THE JIMI WALLET

THE JIMI WALLET

November 30, 2020

Designing a wallet seems simple enough. We all need a place to put cash, cards, and an endless stream of receipts. With the JIMI wallet I wanted to provide those essential functions and offer a way to prioritize. You don’t need to get your insurance card out as often as your debit or ID (I hope), but it does need a convenient place. With that in mind, we put two levered pull tabs that offer access to secondary storage spaces and a slip pocket on the back for the cards you use the most. 

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Leather Hitch Keychain

Leather Hitch Keychain

November 24, 2020

As a product designer, I spend a lot of time obsessing over what folks might consider mundane. Take keys, for example. The number of times I spent looking for my keys, was locked out of my apartment, or was just generally disorganized as a result of having improper key discipline, are innumerable. 

To some degree or another, I feel we have all experienced this, so I started to tinker with the idea of trying to solve this problem.

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Our Man in Brazil: Interview with Tee Cardaci

Our Man in Brazil: Interview with Tee Cardaci

November 13, 2020

The music of Brazil is a universe unto itself. There is an insane amount of it. I inherited a love of Bossa Jazz from my father, and the taste has slowly spread to more dancefloor-friendly Brazilian disco and funk. As a US-based record collector, finding a good and affordable source for Brazilian records has been daunting. 

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Sunday Vol 1.

Sunday Vol 1.

October 29, 2020

These are stressful times. Bring relaxing Sunday vibes on demand with this DJ mix featuring tracks from Lord Echo, Ned Doheny, Julien Dyne , and Djavan. 

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Stretch and Bob Radio now on Apple Music Hits

Stretch and Bob Radio now on Apple Music Hits

October 22, 2020

Friends of the brand and underground celebrities Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia have been working together for over 30 years. Their original show "The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show" opened the door to a NYC hip hop culture that was formative for the broader culture of music and kick started some legendary careers. The two team up once again, this time on Apple Music Hits every two weeks to provide a mix show. 

 

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Soul Supreme Album Release

Soul Supreme Album Release

October 05, 2020

Amsterdam based jazz musician Soul Supreme has been building towards this for years. With musical roots extending into and throughout hip hop the new record excites with nods to sample based music from MF DOOM and a reinterpretation of French a jazz classic by Cortex. 

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Legacy of Legerdemain

Legacy of Legerdemain

September 12, 2020

Friend of the brand Mike2600 (Burlesque Design) has designed an interesting card deck. More info and links to his Kickstarter after the jump.

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Another Token Jazz Hour

Another Token Jazz Hour

July 24, 2020

It has been 14 years since the passing of producer James Yancey (a.k.a. J Dilla, Jay Dee) and 7 years since volume one of The Token Jazz Hour. This tribute to the great producer's ear for samples stands as art on its own. Volume two "Another Token Jazz Hour" is a continuation of the same pursuit.

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Jimpster | Interview

Jimpster | Interview

July 20, 2020

We sat down with renowned house DJ and founder of Freerange Records, Jimpster to talk about his background, producing, favorite records, and his recent EP release One EP with Wajeed and Casamena. Check it out below!

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Stretch & Bobbito + The M19's Band | Vinyl Pre-order

Stretch & Bobbito + The M19's Band | Vinyl Pre-order

March 16, 2020

Our good friends Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia have played a key role in weaving the fabric of the hip-hop scene we know and love by introducing the world to legendary artists through their infamous radio show. Now, after three decades of influencing culture, the radio legends and dynamic duo Stretch & Bobbito have released their first ever album, No Requests. Check it out and pre-order the vinyl, cassette, and 45 box set here.

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Danced Til Midnight - Real Love EP

Danced Til Midnight - Real Love EP

March 06, 2020

Danced Til Midnight is the brainchild of DJ, producer and musician Andy Anderson. Since 2015 the band has been releasing modern funk tracks and collaborating with a range of artists established and new, including Tall Black Guy, The Revenge and Egyptian Lover. They return to 2020 with the Real Love EP. The release combines that uncut funk with a pair of deep house groovers in the form of remixes of the title track. Fusing the funk band aesthetic of the original versions with the reworks from two vibrant and innovative house producers makes for a heady mix.

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