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The Sunday Refix: Giggs Ft Donae’O – Lock Doh Refix

New week new refix!

This week I decided to cover the banger that is “Lock Doh.” I was quite proud of how exact i managed to get the beat of this one.

Check out Giggs new album ‘Landlord’ Out Now:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/LandlordGiggs
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/LandlordSpotify

 

you can also get my debut: The Void EP on iTunes & Apple music: http://bit.ly/jwtvep The Void EP on Spotify: http://bit.ly/jspotify

Let me know what you think on the youtube page, click like if you have a minute, and I’ll see you guys next week!

 

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The Sunday Refix: Kano ft Giggs – 3 Wheel Ups Refix

Sunday I dropped the weekly remix which was of what I think one of the biggest songs of last year: 3 wheel ups by grime legend Kano. This song really translated well in electric guitar format Im really hype to have got this one out!

You can get Kanos ‘Made In The Manor album from : iTunes : http://smarturl.it/iMITM  & Amazon : http://smarturl.it/aMITM

you can also get my debut: The Void EP on iTunes & Apple music: http://bit.ly/jwtvep The Void EP on Spotify: http://bit.ly/jspotify

Let me know what you think on the youtube page, click like if you have a minute, and I’ll see you guys next week!

These Nike X Super Nintendo & Adidas X Link & Zelda Trainers Are SICK!

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Being A Jordan fan these had to be first up. These beauties the work of custom sneaker specialists Freaker Sneaks (via Nicekicks.)

Taking the Air Jordan 4, they pay tribute to the Super Nintendo, using the JP/PAL version’s colour scheme (the artist, Jonny Barry, is from the UK) rather than the purple found on American consoles.

 The tongue patch is *kisses fingers like bad TV chef* but I love the buttons and d-pad on the back. Not so much for how they look, but for the fact he’s actually just ripped them out of an actual controller and stuck them there, so you can carry them around with you forever, like trinkets from a long-lost loved one.

The buttons can even be pressed. Seriously though check him out, he’s easily got some of the most creative and professional customs Ive ever seen and thats saying something!

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Next what we have IS a concept, but it might not be too far a stretch to actually be manufactured grvnp3eacxpssvo1m2fz

As part of his application process for a design internship with Adidas, student Paxton Porter—a lover of both sneakers and The Legend of Zelda—came up with these designs. Both of which I would cop in a heartbeat.

Figuring that Nintendo would be down for a footwear collaboration, and rightly believing that the brand deserves better than that awful line of Vans sneakers, he mocked up a Y-3 Qasa inspired by Link and a a pair of Y-3 Sport Approach Sheiks.

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“I wanted to solve the design challenge of applying Sheik’s abilities and appearance onto an existing sneaker”, Paxton says. “I asked myself: what sneaker would Sheik wear? She is so agile and many of her movements are very Ninja so the brand Y-3 (an Adidas collaboration brand with Yojhi Yamamoto) made sense because they are synonymous with Ninja/Techwear.”

“I picked the Y-3 Sport Approach. Having the boost technology was necessary because Sheik needs a responsive material for all her jumps, and having the primeknit sock on the upper gives the silhouette a boot feel while still allowing ankle mobility. The colors for the shoe were all taken from her armour. What ties it all together was adding her signature symbol on the pull tab. I wanted to create a sneaker that Sheik would wear but the fans could also wear and still be fashionable. The key was to create something the average person would find cool but would also appeal to the hardcore Nintendo/Legend of Zelda/Super Smash bros fan.”

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As for the Link Y-3, it needs a little less explaining. “I took my favorite Y-3 model, the Qasa, and placed Link’s signature colors on it” Paxton says.

“My intention was to have the straps on the Qasa mirror the straps on links chest (both are brown), the neoprene bootie take on the Green Hero’s tunic and then the gold accents on the toebox and heel match with the triforce/his gold hair. I added the Hylian crest on the tab by the laces to tie it all together, and also replaced the Yamamoto logo on the side of the shoe with a Zelda logo to show the collaboration between the two brands.”

Adidas, Nintendo, make this happen.

The Sunday Refix: Dave – 71 Refix

As promised, sunday is the day for my new youtube series: the refixes – revamped and looking better than ever.

For those that are unfamiliar, my refixes are where I pick a song already out, remake the entire beat from scratch with different live instruments, then add my own take with the lyrics but still sticking to the basic framework of the original.

This week I decided to do “71” from the rapper Daves “Six paths” Ep. Davis an extremely talented young M.C, an awesome pianist, and he’s clearly an anime fan to boot so that was reason enough why to pick him!

Check out the video below and please click like and comment if you’re feeling it.

you can check out Daves Six Paths EP on iTunes & Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SixPaths Six Paths EP on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/SixPathsSpotify

You can also check out my debut ep here:
The Void EP on iTunes & Apple music: http://bit.ly/jwtvep The Void EP on Spotify: http://bit.ly/jspotify

 

 

The Picks Of Destiny Return! (New Year Update)

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New year, new me… lol nah, Ive been quite pleased with my lack of procrastination recently so as long as it holds up I’m good with keeping things just as they are! So, getting right into it theres a lot of exciting things finally ready to happen, and almost like a cryptic sign, I just found my picks of destiny at long last. For those that haven’t followed me when I was going under my previous moniker Random Impulse, I had this necklace with a bunch of multi-coloured picks, just so I always had them at hand, but due to the colours they picked up a bit of attention which in turn made them a sort of good luck charm for me. Now I was 99% sure I lost it forever on tour but behold! Here they return Just in time!

Ive spent all of last year just stacking and stacking content, all without releasing any which has been really frustrating as you can only built with what you release, but now.. NOW I’ve finally come to the end of the road, and although some things still have a bit of a mystery shroud on em, I can at least start announcing stuff. so without further ado.

Youtube Series

Although I have a Vevo account, Ive always wanted to take the plunge and built up my own account on youtube, so every Sunday I’ll be releasing a lil something I whipped up (at around 12pm GMT.)   Subscribe to my channel HERE to get it as soon as it lands.

Album

On the 6th of January I begin Recording my album! Theres a LOT of exciting stuff around this, a lot that i’m unfortunately not allowed to talk about just yet involving this, but if you follow my Facebook and Instagram, I’m SURE it’ll all be revealed a lot sooner than I’m told I’m “officially” allowed to speak about it haha. Its big, REALLY big so don’t say I didn’t warn you!

 

New Releases From March!

If my EP and youtube vids arn’t enough for you, you wont have to wait till my album is out for new stuff, new music/videos will be hitting your screens from march. Im not sure if I should call it a mixtape or playlist , but they’ll be a bundled release of some form following all this too. To hell with titles, its a body of work lol.

Touring/Live Shows!

This is probably the thing I’m most excited about. Again, theres a really big announcement I’m not allowed to make about this until April, but what I CAN tell you is that i have been booked for FOUR summer festivals this year. They’ll most definitely be more as the year progresses but this is one hell of a start!

Phew! feels SO good to able to get that off my chest! I hated working behind the scenes without being able to show any of it, never been good at keeping secrets.

 

oh and the blog is back to its regular schedule so you can expect your usual update on me, tech, music, cool shit, food and anime at least 3 times a week.

If you read right through till the very end, congratulations, you win the game.

Peace!

Theres Now A CRISPS Restaurant In London…And Its Actually Pretty Good

hipchips_brand_identity_02_galleryTheres a fancy new restaurant that sells… wait for it… crisps, as its main attraction. Thing that makes it even weirder it that it actually seems pretty damn good

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Perhaps a sign of the times but automation is the star of the show at the soon-to-launch HipChips cafe in London’s Soho, where artisan chips will be dished up to customers via a revolving conveyor belt. Placing potato chips at the heart of its menu, the concept cafe on Compton Street boasts five different flavors that include katsu curry, baba ganoush and pickled onion plus dessert flavors – think chocolate, rhubarb and custard, and salted caramel. Set to open in October, find more information at the HipChips website.

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In Amazons New Store You Just Scan Your Phone Once Then Walk Out With Whatever You Want (video)

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Ok this shit is just plain mental, and I mean that In the Best Possible way. You scan your phone which identifies you, then just walk around, throwing in whatever you want into your bag. Walk right out the door without interacting with anyone or anything and you get billed as if you ordered something online. In the video they very loosely explain how it all works and I still dont get it, all i get is that this is a definite game changer if it goes well. check it out