Saturday, 28 November 2009

Thursday, 26 November 2009


Combine two girls, a joint passion for fun and fashion – and add a good dose (actually, make that two doses) of ‘Good Times’ and ‘Bitchin’. The result is The Cassette Society – a women’s fashion label inspired by decade of the eighties fashion. Katie Boyd and Tania Rickards are the two girls behind The Cassette Society, an Australian fashion label that was formed in 2006.

Keep an eye on The Cassette Society collections which available in 707.

Actual Pain Presents: Trash Talk "Dream Awhile. Scheme Awhile"

ACTUAL PAIN is proud to present: Trash Talk "Dream Awhile. Scheme Awhile"

Who in their right mind hasn't heard of Trash Talk? Rekindling the true spirit of hardcore punk, specifically west coast hardcore punk, Trash Talk is probably one of the best and most talked about independent bands of our day and age. Their live show is insane and their touring schedule is awe inspiring to say the least. I asked them to compile a mixtape of whatever music they wanted and low and behold, they love soul music! It should come as no surprise as I can't imagine a group of dudes with more soul than Trash Talk. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Monday, 23 November 2009

Tribute: End Of Season Clearence Sale!

Get 'em fast !!!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

MisShapes: An Interview

We've just met Geordon Nicol & Leigh Lezark last Thursday night at Payon and they're totally super awesome! They were playing last Friday @ Budha Bar - BLACKOUT'S 2ND BIRTHDAY BASH on last Friday. Yes, we're so glad to be able to hang out with them here, so sit tight and enjoy this interview.

Can you tell a bit story about how did you all meet together?
Leigh Lezark: We met just in New York in a party.
Geordon Nicol: Yeah, when we were 17, we're going out to clubs and bars and we met actually in a place where we had MisShapes.

And it was on the East Village, right?
Geordon Nicol: Yup!
Leigh Lezark: Yeah!
So, where's Greg?
Geordon Nicol: He's in New York, he has to DJ in New York. So because we work in so many different places, it's good we have 3 people because one person can be here and another people in another country. So, yeah, we're too busy to all be together.
Leigh Lezark: But we missed him, and he sends his love.

Alright, cool! So, another question. Do you like the Indonesian food?
Geordon Nicol & Leigh Lezark: Yeah, off course!

How's the humidity here?
Geordon Nicol: It's fine. it doesn't bother us. Well, New York is really really humid in the summer.
Leigh Lezark: But it's really really cold right now, so it's nice have a break.

How was your gig in Japan? Was it last night?
Geordon Nicol: Yeah, well, but it wasn't like a "gig", like we went to japan just to see friends. and then our friends owns the bar "labour on" in tokyo. so, we're just going to that bar every night and DJ-ing and just having fun with the people. It was good, and we were there for 5 days.

Only in Tokyo?
Leigh Lezark: No, we went to Kyoto for a day.
Geordon Nicol: Yeah, to see the temple and some old houses

I just knew that you were originally from Canada, right? Tell us a story about that.
Geordon Nicol: Yes, I came to NY because I hate living in Canada. It was very boring and it was near Toronto. Yeah, really really boring in Canada. I mean there's fun things there in Toronto and Montreal, there's a good scene there now but for me when I was like 16 I was going crazy living in Canada and I want something bigger, something better, so I just move to New York City.

And what about you Leigh?
Leigh Lezark: I came from New Jersey, it's about an hour and a half from new york. and since i was like 13 - 14 I've been take the bus and spent the whole night in New York and then take the next bus and go to school. So, the day i graduated in high school I know that's the place where I want it to be.

What are you wearing now, Leigh?
Leigh Lezark: Dior

Love it!

How about you Geordon?
Geordon Nicol: Balenciaga

So, what's your favorite designer?
Geordon Nicol: Karl Lagerfeld
Leigh Lezark: Karl Lagerfeld
Geordon Nicol: Well, Lagerfeld and another, Jeremy Scott. We love Jeremy. He's a friend of ours and Henry Holland, and we love Dior obviously. Kris van Assche is great, Sonia Rykiel and a brand from New York that we love called Obesity and Speed.

There's a rumour that you only wear Opening Ceremony?
Leigh Lezark: Hahaha...
Geordon Nicol: No, the people who own opening ceremony are really good friends of ours, and so, we shop a lot at opening ceremony. I mean, they're one of the best store in New York, and now LA and Tokyo as well, so their store is amazing. They carry amazing independent designers.
Leigh Lezark: Their own label is great too
Geordon Nicol: Yeah, their own label is great.

What's your favorite drink / liquor?
Geordon Nicol & Leigh Lezark: Vodka & Diet Coke!

So, what's your favorite city?
Leigh Lezark: New York, hahaha.
Geordon Nicol: Yeah, New York. Haha. Well, we love Spain.
Leigh Lezark: Yeah, the parties in Barcelona are amazing.
Geordon Nicol: And we love Mexico City. Mexico City is the best place to shop.
Leigh Lezark: Well, we love Tokyo as well.
Geordon Nicol: Yeah, we've been to China as well
Leigh Lezark: well, we've only been in Jakarta for like 3 hours, but it's been great so far.

What about London?
Geordon Nicol: hmmm, London's boring

Geordon Nicol: London is too...hmmm...well, i find nothing organic about London. But yeah, we work a lot in London, it's fun to go and we have a lot of friends there but as far as cities around the world, there are much better cities than London to go to. Mexico City is really a cool city to go to. For shopping, Mexico City is the best. The flea market are amazing. Really cheap and really good.
Leigh Lezark: Yeah, and we love Barcelona
Geordon Nicol: Yeah, the food, the people, the parties are amazing in Barcelona. Well, I'd rather be here in Jakarta than in London for sure. The thing about London is too thought out, when here people are more original. Like I look around on certain people, I prefer for the fashion sense of people here in Jakarta than in London for sure.

And how long are you gonna stay in Jakarta?
Geordon Nicol: 3 days, and then we go to Singapore and then Bali, then we go to San Francisco for the Channel event.
Leigh Lezark: And then we'll go to New York for like 3 days, Miami and then we have to go to Turkey after that.

About the Misshapes book, who's the photographer?
Geordon Nicol: Oh many people.
Leigh Lezark: Yeah, many people
Geordon Nicol: The photos on our website & in the book have been taken by me, by Leigh and by Greg. We also have 2 photographers that are friends of ours. In the book there's also photos from Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mark from Cobra Snake, and also tons of different people. But most of the photos was taken by us.
Leigh Lezark: All of the wall photos was taken by us.

Any plan for another Misshapes book? Maybe photos from people around the world?
Leigh Lezark: Yeah, maybe.
Geordon Nicol: Maybe another book, yeah. And yes, we're taking photos tomorrow.

Awesome! Yes, so I guess we'll gonna hang out at Casa after this and tomorrow at Budha Bar for sure.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

RockersNYC: F/W 09 - Methods Of Droppin Mental

RockersNYC is proud to present Fall/Winter ‘09 “METHODS OF DROPPIN MENTAL”!!!

With this release, RockersNYC is waking up the world with a SOUL CLAP! Methods of Droppin Mental comes straight out of the concrete jungle with graphics that explore a brand new primitive! The colors and images of Fall/Winter ’09 show the strength and individuality of the RockersNYC brand, and will spread the message of universal knowledge and overstanding.

This season features three deeper than epic collabos…RockersNYC and Cassette Playa unified to create two outergalactic tees that reach across the oceans to transmit our message worldwide. We also got together with the new Venice upstart brand Hellaca to explore our Punk Rock roots, and pay homage to Suicidal Tendencies artist Rick Clayton.

RCKRS is a new capsule line from RockersNYC that aims to spread our message even further. Using clear-cut designs and colors, RCKRS Fall/Winter ’09 sends a strong message while staying simple. For our first season, we focused on the anarchal aesthetic of the early 80’s and added our own modern twist. Now, you can make a purchase here!

To celebrate the release of their latest season, RockersNYC present you with an intergalactic post-punk dub safari into the inspiration behind Methods of Mental, Volume One of FW09 mixtape series!!! Download it here!

Cassette Playa Mixtape: Believe In Flesh + Metal

To celebrate Samhain and the launch of Cassette Playa AW0910
B E L I E V E I N F L E S H + M E T A L

1. György Ligeti (Austria) ‘Lux Aeterna’ (1968)
2. Taake (Norway) ‘Doedsjarl’ (2008)
3. Strid (Norway) ‘End of Life’ (1993)
4. 1349 (Norway) ‘Deathmarch’ (2003)
5. Vondur (Sweden) ‘I Eldur Og Prumur’ (1995)
6. Tomb Of… (Greece) ‘Dying Noise’ (2007)
7. Aborym (Italy) ‘Total Black’ (2001)
8. Inquisition (Colombia) ‘Those of the Night’ (1998)
9. Blut Aus Nord (France) ‘The Plain of Ida’ (1995)
10. Nocturno Culto (Norway) ‘Necroposers’ (2007)
11. Satyricon (Norway) ‘Min Hyllest Til Vinterland’ (1993)
12. Angelo Badalamenti (USA) ‘Haunting & Heartbreaking’ (1997)
13. Ulver (Norway) ‘Hymne VII - Wolf and Destiny’ (1997)
14. Photek (UK) ‘Under the Palms’ (2000)

Via RockersNYC

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

The Misshapes @ Dejavu, Bali

For those who live in Bali, go catch The Misshapes at De Javu on 17th of November!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

The Misshapes

The Misshapes are a DJ trio, hired and flown around the world to DJ at various fashion parties and night clubs. They have become fashion darlings in their own right. Characterized by their signature black hair, blank expression and mostly a monochrome wardrobe of up-and-coming New York Designers.

Formed in 2003, the trio cultivated a large following when they brought the dance party ‘MISSHAPES’ to downtown New York City, featuring artist such as: Yoko Ono, Madonna, Franz Ferdinand, Boy George, Kelly Osbourne, My Chemical Romance, M.I.A., Fall Out Boy, James Iha, The Rapture, Interpol, Jessica & Ashley Simpson, and many more. In September 2007 after a successful 4 year run, the trio discontinued Misshapes as weekly party.

Since then, the trio continues to dj and has done several outside projects including a style book, remixes for indie rock and electronic bands, film soundtracks, runway show for various designers as well as been involved in fashion journalism & photography.

In 2006, they toured in the US, Europe, Japan & South America and supported: Art Brut, Celebration, The Killers, Lady Sovereign, Motley Crue, Peaches, Scissor Sisters, Serena Maneesh, The Roger Sisters, She Wants Revenge, Stars, The Stills, Tapes ‘N’ Tapes…

In 2007, they toured the US, Europe & Japan again, and supported: Block Party, CSS, Courtney Love, Crystal Castles, Cindy Lauper, Debby Harry, Dragonette. Erasure, The Gossip, Riot in Belgium, Uffie, Voxtrot…

In September ’07, they released a style book: MISSHAPES (Nicol, 2008), published by MTV Press. The book contains almost 300 pages of fashion portraits and over 2,500 images.

See them on Friday, 13th November @ Budha Bar!

Blood Oath

The Archipelago Works is proud to present you with our first solo show: BLOOD OATH - an exhibition by a British based illustrator known simply as FRENCH.

Sourcing inspiration from and combining his two great loves - heavy metal and skateboarding - French has developed his signature style of detailed, finely crafted drawings rendered in pen and ink, that create atmosphere and depth like no one else can. Exhibition runs from the October 31st - November 22nd 2009.

Hopi Botanicals

Awesome pics from Hopibotanicals! Totally amazing!!!