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I’ve been infatuated with this track for a lengthy period of time, and it is especially great when the DJ’s smack a heavy beat behind it. First time I’ve watched the video though; a simple kaleidoscopic visualisation of splashed coloured ink compliments the track a treat!

Back on the bloody blogging bandwagon; expect music, my cooking efforts, and ideas for bumbling round the globe. Today’s offering… if you’ve been a vacant soul from general trendy things sweeping the net you may just be the only person to not be aware of this track… have a browse of BBM Live later on it week for my little review on it.

Insane time-lapse by Cameron Michaels.

Interviewed this dude this morning… expect more regular releases from Mr Vek over the next year!

CARBON MAGAZINE - we like diamonds in the rough.

This is CARBON.
A single element, abundant in the world in which we exist. Without it, there would be no life. Just cold, dark, static space. A soulless void in time. It is the element that burns inside us; the source of energy fuelling passion and desire, driving strength and persistence. In its hardest form, it is a beautiful and precious commodity, in its impurity, it is lethal to living souls. Without CARBON, we lose vision, but with it, we are bound to the earth for eternity, condemned to search for freedom of spirit in the realms of the earth.

An experience to be treasured, CARBON Magazine unearths diamonds in the rough, on a journey around the UK in discovery of passionate creativity, thrill-seeking adventure and irrepressible desire.

A concept which stands beyond reach of the clutches of our pulsating, busy capital city, CARBON appreciates the influential power London holds, but celebrates what the entire nation has to offer in terms of eye-opening experience. It’s about the raw and the progressive, the untamed and the spontaneous, and above all the desire for pure escapism.

thenewbritish:

THE NEW BRITISH is JMSN & SHELTER POINT 
- ‘JAMESON’ (SHELTERPOINT REMIX)

thenewbritish:

THE NEW BRITISH is JMSN & SHELTER POINT 

- ‘JAMESON’ (SHELTERPOINT REMIX)

(via thenewbritisheditor)

So today I went to check out the supposedly “creative hub” area of Birmingham, Digbeth, but coincidentally the main street had of course been barricaded off for The St Patrick’s Day Parade, and rather than scouting out the distinctive youths I expected to be loitering in the eastside, the streets were hounded by lairy, drunken brummies dressed up to the nines in their green hats, clovers and all the other cheap tat that was available to buy for one British Pound.

All the shops were closed on Sunday, which meant I could wander the backstreets, which were consequently quiet. Any of the regular residential humans you would usually find had turned into crazy Guinness-slurping, incessant whistle blowers  for the day, so I was left at peace to make a plan of what exactly would be worth featuring in the magazine.  Graffiti art and painting adorn walls of buildings en mass here, a particular artist who goes by the name of Newso is responsible for much of it around the area.

I found some his paintings today amongst others, and will be interviewing him tomorrow about his work and to get his insight on the sense of community amongst creative’s in Digbeth.

I arrived in Kingston-Upon-Hull with no expectations, friends had somewhat warned me that Hull as a city promised very little. This is Nellies, an old pub comprised of several small rooms that offer cosy, dimly lit corners with wooden stools and tables, and quality, refreshing cider. Outside, wooden kindling crackled in a stove fire that removed the bitter cold wind from our smoking indulgences. It delivered a charming evening, so I’ve decided you can’t disregard anywhere England as a worthy destination if there is a worthy pub to spend some time in.

CARBON MAGAZINE

This is CARBON.

A single element, abundant in the world in which we exist. Without it, there would be no life. Just cold, dark, static space. A soulless void in time. It is the element that burns inside us; the source of energy fuelling passion and desire, driving strength and persistence. In its hardest form, it is a beautiful and precious commodity, in its impurity, it is lethal to living souls. Without CARBON, we lose vision, but with it, we are bound to the earth for eternity, condemned to search for freedom of spirit in the realms of the earth.

An experience to be treasured, CARBON Magazine unearths diamonds in the rough, on a journey around the UK in discovery of passionate creativity, thrill-seeking adventure and irrepressible desire.A concept which stands beyond reach of the clutches of our pulsating, busy capital city, CARBON appreciates the influential power London holds, but celebrates what the entire nation has to offer in terms of eye-opening experience. It’s about the raw and the progressive, the untamed and the spontaneous, and above all the desire for pure escapism.

The content is relatable, but provocative, it appeals to all your senses in order to maintain the idea of an experience. It will eliminate boundaries and encourage an adventurous outlook, suggesting prospective day and weekend trips through the eyes and ears of the people deeply involved in creative culture in British towns and cities. Subjects of politics, music, art & design, fashion and travel will produce provocative content by mixing historical, contemporary and street culture, to inspire the youthful individual to step outside of the familiar and open their eyes to new experiences and prospects. The aesthetic is industrial and earthy to compliment the idea of raw, unaltered passion featured in the content.

This is CARBON.

This is CARBON.

German Lavrovskiy X Nicola Formichetti

These designs! Simply fascinating. Enthralling, actually.

Images sourced from Satellite Voices.

"the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars, and in the middle you see the blue centre-light pop, and everyone goes "awww" "
━ Jack Kerouac (On The Road)
Florence and the Machine’s new album is out next week!

Florence and the Machine’s new album is out next week!

(Source: fuckyeahflorencewelch, via bad-tastes-good-deactivated2013)