One of London’s most iconic event venues; The End night club / AKA, the home to so much wonderful music over the years, has re opened as ‘The Den and Centro’ with our first launch party on the 18th July 2009. Your time, the newest dubstep festival to hit London, will be taking over all three rooms launching a new residency and Truth’s EP release party on Skream’s Disfigured Dubz record label. With over 30 artists, across three levels including DJ sets, live bands, live MC battles & live production performances primarily featuring Dubstep as well as selected sets of Hip Hop, Old Skool Jungle, House & Electronic rock, giving each room something exciting and different from the other while keeping the foundation of Dubstep.
This Saturday, 18th July 10PM-6AM
Tickets available from TicketWeb
The final line-up and daily breakdowns for this year’s highly anticipated Sound & Fury festival can now be viewed at the Sound & Fury website. 3 day passes are also now available for the cost of $65 at www.1917warehouse.com. Notable additions to this years line-up include Iron Age, Trapped Under Ice, Bad Seed, Floor Punch, Hatred Surge, War Hungry, Guns Up and Trash Talk.
While I was looking at photography award winners, I came across Dustin Humphrey’s collection for surf brand Insight which took First Place for the Commercial/Advertising category at the Sony World Photography Awards. Thinking about what what my friend Tom said the other day about how he sometimes felt bored by a lot of contemporary photography, I felt this was delightfully unordinary.
Mikhail Subotzky was recently announced as the winner of Leica’s prestigious 30th annual Oskar Barnack Award. The winning portfolio was entitled ‘Beaufort West’ and the photographs were taken in the South African town of the same name. Subotzky started out with the intention of lifting the skirt of crime and punishment and the secrets that lie behind the bars of South Africa’s prison cells. However, upon meeting the inmates, the work took on a much more personal exploratory tone, and the photographs begin to highlight the importance of self-awareness and compassion. The award was given by an international jury and the criteria to be filled were that submissions must “capture and express the relationship between man and the environment in the most graphic form in a sequence of up to 12 images. Entry submissions must be a self-contained series of images in which the photographer perceives and documents the interaction between man and the environment with acute vision and contemporary visual style – creative, groundbreaking and unintrusive.”
More info at the Leica Oskar Barnack Award website
The release of Brand New’s fourth studio album has been slated for the 22nd September 2009. The album, entitled Daisy will be released through Interscope records.
In an interview earlier this month, frontman Jesse Lacey commented on the upcoming album’s content, “It’s a pretty exhausting record. It’s quite dense and I think some of the decisions we made don’t always go in the most obvious direction. We were thinking a lot more about what we’d want to play when we were up onstage rather than actually what you’d want to hear on a record.”
“A couple weekends ago some of the crew went out for an all day skate mission. It was for a contest put on by FTC and Slap Magazine. A video is in the works from that day and there is much more to come in regards to the contest.” -HUF
I really liked the styling of the photographs taken by Hanni El Khatib. It really brings out what I love about San Francisco. Fingers crossed, it won’t be too long before I’m back.