Unknown Union is off to (capsule) in Las Vegas next week to show our new collection alongside some of the best menswear brands in the world. Wish us luck!
One of our favorite beat makers to emerge in the last few years has dropped his second instrumental mixtape. You may know many of the beats from tracks by A$AP Rocky, Lil B, The Weeknd – even Lana Del Rey – but it’s amazing how great they sound without the vocals. Nutley, New Jersey’s finest has been kind enough to make this mix available for free. Don’t miss it!
Dazed and Confused has long been one of the best sources exploring the intersection of art, music, fashion and culture. Now they’re collaborating with Channel 4 in the UK on a series of short films called Random Acts
Taken from this series, Process V3 is a collaboration between sound artist Karl Sadler and filmmaker Chris Saunders and features Johannesburg’s Real Action Pantsula Dance Crew. Enjoy!
UU was very excited and proud to see none other than Jay-Z rocking a Leroy Jenkins hat at his live performance at SXSW recently. Leroy Jenkins creative director and friend of UU, Ron Upperman reports that he’s now completely sold out of his signature floral pattern caps, but we still have a handful left here at UU.
MTV also did a nice piece on Leroy Jenkins here
Street art legend Shepard Fairey recently appeared as himself on an episode of The Simpsons entitled “Exit Through The Kwik-E Mart” Bart’s “Dope” wheat pastes are clearly inspired by Fairey’s Hope and Obey pieces. Shepard appears alongside Kenny Scharf, Ron English and Robbie Canal and plays a pivotal and unexpected role in El Barto’s art world debut and subsequent downnfall.
The awesome duo of Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly that is Chairlift have been kind enough to share a mix of their winter playlist. An excellent collection of new and old as well as Coolio. Enjoy.
1. Swallow – Lacuna
2. Sensations’ Fix – Music In Painting In Air
3. The Poppy Family – There’s Bo Blood In Bone
4. Chantal Goya – Laisse-Moi
5. Bill Nelson – Tender Is The Night
6. Honey Ltd. – Silk & Honey
7. Ice Choir – Two Rings
8. Chris & Cosey – Misunderstandings
9. Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
10. Felt – Song For William S. Read further...
John Maus’ album ‘We Must Become the Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves’ is one of my favorites of 2011. The fact that it sounds like it was made in 1981 doesn’t make it any less brilliant. We can pick it apart for it sounding derivative or reference influences, but if the music reaches to you then that’s all that matters. This is an excellent fan made video where they use a scene from the film ‘Ms. 45′ that was made in…1981.