Photographer Nik Pate has teamed up with emerging Manchester based digital designer Adam Harris Allwood on “whodunnit” – a visually hypnotising collaborative project, combining a figurative study with physically destructive elements with Pate’s trademark dark filmic twist.
The series features model Daniel Hobbs. Nik is launching a portraiture series for an exhibition at the end of the year – stay tuned for more details.
With a massive direction shift afoot, the first piece of visual content and first official taste of VV Brown’s new sound has finally emerged. Last month, she previewed the album via a live performance in Shoreditch which received incredible feedback across the board.
Here’s the video for Samson – the debut single from what is technically VV’s sophomore album ‘Samson & Delilah’ set for a September release. The video treatment itself shows an alt meets traditional take on the story of Samson and, well…Delilah featuring three emerging actors and not a trace of VV Brown herself.
Vocally, VV’s presence makes itself known through every iteration of every scene. The sequels for the video are set to follow, making up a full 15 minute short film in its entirety. A great interview with VV also went live today on Rankin’s The Hunger.
For a specialist digital magazine to turn to print in the current media climate is a tough feat, which is why the launch of the debut print issue of Stylenoir (‘Retribution’) deserves applaud and recognition. A publication created by James Joseph, Stylenoir has championed creativity and pioneered individuality in tune with a darker fashion and style aesthetic.
Styled by the talented Suzie Street with photography by Merry Phillips, here is a preview of the debut issue featuring the ever beautiful cover stars Alfie Snow and Holly B. Stylenoir is available for purchase here.
Zebra Katz’s latest musical offering has just landed. Here’s the DRKLNG mixtape which includes a series of tracks produced by Triple Six Sound Club, Lenkemz, Mike Dextro, Jepordise, Paul Devro, Touch, Deville and Zebra Katz himself.
The biggest track has to be Busta Rhymes doing Ima Read as Ima Lead – unfathomably brilliant. Personal favourites include his Red Bull/Alex Mattson track Pulla Stunt along with the minimalist LST CTRL, another highlight is the uber dark cover/lyrical sample of “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany. Artwork for the mixtape is by Federico Cabrera.
Full track listing under the cut.
After a fair bit of teasing and previous collaboration (i.e. curating events, launches etc.), ABSOLUT ELYX has just announced Johan Lindeberg (BLK DNM) as its Creative Director. On the surface, this might not appear to be the most ground-breaking partnership, but Johan’s involvement has lent itself to some stunning creative content (events and experiential) and his passion behind anything he collaborates on is unparalleled.
As Creative Director, Lindeberg has also shot his first-ever advertising campaign featuring Chloe Sevigny dressed in BLK DNM. More experiential and design partnerships are set to be announced between Johan and ABSOLUT throughout the year.