Makes me think of summer


Posted: December 1st, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | Tags: | No Comments »


Currently enjoying this mix made by Kon somewhere this summer. Expect stuff like Frankie Knuckles, Gary Davis, Theo Parrish etc. Go to Kon’s blog for the complete tracklist.


Howard University circa 1950s


Posted: December 1st, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »



Git loose


Posted: December 1st, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook, 5. Soundbook | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »


I love the tiger that pops up every now and then hahahaha


Paradise Garage & Larry Levan & early NYC dance culture


Posted: November 25th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook, 5. Soundbook | Tags: , | No Comments »


part 2 of 9

Documentary chronicling the early years of the NYC underground DJ/dance club culture, pioneered largely by gay, black & hispanic men.
Basically a tribute to Larry Levan, David Mancuso, Frankie Knuckles, Nicky Siano, Tony Humphries. Featuring the The Loft, Paradise Garage.

Crazy!

Watch the 1st part here (youtube, 9 parts).

Here are a few words on how spots like the Garage Paradise was organized:

And the point of the party was dancing.

You had the best sound system money could buy. The best lights – there to enhance the dancing experience, not to perform flashy shows.

There was free food: 10 different flavours of lemon-ice and all kinds of fruit in the summer, freshly baked brownies and doughnuts in the winter. Coffee and soft drinks were free too. Because if you’re going to dance for 12 hours, you’re going to need to replenish your energy at some point. They even served turkey with all the trimmings at Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Yet there was no alcohol. And if you ask Kevorkian why, he simply replies, “That was not what it was about.”

Just a tiny bit of how things got together there. Read the rest on this website for a more thorough understanding of Levan/the Garage Paradise etc.


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)


Posted: November 25th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | Tags: , , , | No Comments »


‘You can’t respect somebody who kisses your ass. It just doesn’t work.’


Va$htie


Posted: November 24th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | 1 Comment »



Daul Kim


Posted: November 21st, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | Tags: , , , | No Comments »


More photos. Her blog. Article.


Swagger like us


Posted: November 19th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | Tags: , , | No Comments »


‘Sape’ by Fransesco Giusti.


Paid the cost to be the bo$$


Posted: November 19th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook, 5. Soundbook | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »


Ok, so this is truly a great flawless 30 min mix of the late James Brown. It includes his classics as wel as little cutups of breaks that refer back to how hiphawp used to sample this guy to DEATH.

Highly enjoyable.

Download:
The land of Milk & Honey with James Brown (save as)- by Cosmobaker


Hum drum town


Posted: November 19th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook, 5. Soundbook | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »


I’m a such a sucker for his music, I can’t help it.

Also, here’s this badhomemade webradiorip of this new track called ‘No Answers’ (save as). Sorry. I couldn’t resist.


Breakfast club (1985)


Posted: November 18th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | No Comments »


What’s bizarre?
I mean we’re all pretty bizarre!
Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.


Photo of my most feminine side…


Posted: November 18th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 3. Lookbook | No Comments »



That’s a great halloween costume


Posted: November 17th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | Tags: , | No Comments »


I made this as my costume for Halloween 2009. It was kind of inspired by big-head mode seen in videogames. I really wanted to get the faceted geosphere look with wireframe.


Visit Eric Testroete’s portfolio.


Fenris Eyes


Posted: November 16th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook, 5. Soundbook | Tags: , | No Comments »


resizedresized03300022I initially wanted to upload a Lucky Me mixtape from Machine Drum, but I then found out ROORY was first. Dang.

Anyhooo, another decent older mix from Machine Drum, with Machine Drum music, Machine Drum remixes and Machine Drum edits is this tape called ‘Fenris Eyes’.

New? no. Decent? yes.

Direct download: here. Tracklist here.


Breakin (1984)


Posted: November 15th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | Tags: | No Comments »


Heard the movie was very, very wack. Fresh clip though.



Posted: November 14th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | No Comments »



Marc by Marc Jacobs


Posted: November 14th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | Tags: | No Comments »



Spring/Summer Collection 2010. Couldn’t resist posting these. More photos.


Visvim


Posted: November 14th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | Tags: | No Comments »


Thanks for Parham Rahimzadeh for the heads up! More photos.


Prince TV debut at 19 years old


Posted: November 14th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | 1 Comment »




Via Theophilus London.


Julien Pacaud


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Mood/Tune/Lost&Found: A Tribe Called Quest – Stressed Out (ft. Faith Evans)


Vet


Posted: November 9th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | No Comments »



playlist #3


Posted: November 8th, 2009 | Author: Sam | Filed under: 2. Cultbook | Tags: , , | No Comments »


cvs

these songs were lost and now found

chauffeur – soles of fire
lisa left eye lopez – block party
missy elliot – get ur freak on
vybz kartel – rompin shop
jack penate – tonights today
mary j blige – sweet thing
swurdinporntape – doggystylin’
a tribe called quest – stressed out
jacksons – never can say goodbye
moneybossplayers – what u sayin
letherette – oohs and aahs (theophiluslondon & jbiii)
joy orbison – hyph mngo
prince – when you were mine
new look – future times
chromeo – night by night (skream remix)
theophilus london – no answers (webrip)


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