Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Norml sample sale this past weekend. It was a great success. For those of you who could not make it you all missed out on some heat. The good news is the sale went off so another just might be around the corner.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday October 18th artist MEDIAH marked the third chapter of his DECIMALS REBUILT exhibit at Norml here in Ottawa. The show was held at the Norml store (184 Rideau Street). Sick drinks, great food and amazing art was all in the mix. If you missed the show then peep the pics below.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Z-Trip, always on the cutting edge and pushing the envelope no matter what he is doing, was recently voted one of the top 5 Best Dj's in America through "Dj Times." After a few tours all over the world, including shows for the troops in Afganistan, and following his "Anti-war" mix, Z-Trip continues to go above and beyond most Dj's by creating "The Obama Mix."
Recently, Shepard Fairey and Z-Trip threw some fundraisers for the Obama campaign. Sponsors included OBEY and Soul Kitchen for the jam titled “The Party for Change”. Z-Trip feels that this election is one of the most important elections to date, and is doing his part to get the younger voters back in the picture. He has been wanting to put the mix from those parties online, in hopes of spreading the word to people who need to hear it most. So, here it is. http://djztrip.com/obama/
Monday, October 13, 2008
Carhartt and Burton Snowboards got together for their first time collaboration on a series of special, limited products that perfectly match both of the brands heritage, vision and commitment to quality. Both, Carhartt and Burton Snowboards have a strong history andinterest in high quality product, with an appeal both to the outdoor and inner city worlds and it only made sense that we should combine our efforts to create some new and outstanding product.
The premise behind this collaboration was that both parties involved
were very appreciative of each other's work and believed that by
combining our ideas and thoughts could create product that neither
brand could have achieved by itself.
The collaboration resulted in a Pant and Jacket, the Double Knee Pant
and Mountain Coat respectively, where the classic Carhartt shape was
utilized and a few distinguishable Burton Snowboards touches, such as Gore Tex additions, were used.
The infamous UK street artist Banksy has been overseas in New York. last week, he opened a pet store in the west village. as you would expect from Banksy, ‘the village pet store and charcoal grill’ isn’t your typical pet store; there are definitely no gold fish for sale here. some of the ‘pets’ on display include chicken mcnuggets drinking sauce and a rabbit putting on some lipstick. further along, hotdogs sit under heat lamps in place of lizards and fish sticks float inside aquariums. to make the whole spectacle more surprising all the animals are animated through animatronics. this is a clear departure from Banksy’s other work and is apparently his first real new york exhibit. the store is open everyday from 10am to midnight, until october 31st.
Check out a real good video from BBC News here...
DJ Kid SL & Ridgefour Clothing present:
DJ WRISTPECT ( Toronto )
At only 22 years of age, Toronto’s DJ Wristpect has already managed to establish himself as a dominant force throughout Canada’s Urban Entertainment Industry. Having recently completed a seven city North American West Coast Tour, Wristpect DJ’d an exclusive event at the coveted and world famous, Playboy Mansion..! From having held residencies at some of the nation’s top venues (The Guvernment, Docks, etc) and playing live-to-air to hundreds of thousands via commercial radio (Flow 93.5 FM, Z103.5 FM, Kiss 92.5 FM in Toronto, Mix 96 in Montreal), to producing a series of internationally acclaimed & award winning mixtapes (Bridging The Gap, Can I Kick It Series), and winning DJ battles along the way (2006 & 2007 Showdown DJ Battle Champion as awarded by TorontoDJFestival.com), Wristpect is working overtime to make sure his brand is heard throughout not only Canada, but the world.
Rest assured, his hard work has not gone unnoticed; Wristpect has most recently been nominated for National Club DJ of The Year, Toronto DJ of The Year, National Mixtape DJ of The Year & National Underground DJ of The Year - making him not only the youngest DJ to be nominated in each category across Canada, but also the only DJ nationally to be awarded nominations in four categories, solidifying his presence across almost every aspect of the DJ industry.
Fueled by a passionate and relentless love for all genres of music, this young DJ’s drive, talent, and work ethic has led him to play every major venue throughout Toronto over the last 6 years, including but not limited to: The Guvernment, CiRCA, The Docks, Atlantis, The Rogers Centre, The Molson Amphitheatre, Skybar, The Drake Hotel, Dream Lounge, Lot 332, Budo Liquid Theatre, Inside, Afterlife, Rockwood, Distrikt, Reign, Lobby, Courthouse, Joker, Level, Karma, Money, Mink, Pheonix Concert Theatre, etc. On top of that, Wristpect has also received bookings in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Jamaica, Caymen Islands, Cozumel (Mexico) as well as throughout some of Canada’s hottest spots throughout Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Whistler, Winnipeg, Calgary Etc.
In addition, Wristpect has opened for, collaborated with, and DJ’d for an impressive list of entertainment & sports industry elite, including: The Clipse, Sean Paul, The Blackeyed Peas, G-Unit, Ne-Yo, The Toronto Raptors, Lauren Conrad, MTV, Jim Jones, Drake, Chris Nunez, Nas, DJ Premier, Chamillionaire, Cassie, Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock, Mick Boogie, Evidence, Black Milk, Little Brother, Talib Kweli, Big Tigger, Mos Def, The Wu Tang Clan, 112, The Sacramento Kings, Samuel L. Jackson, Lupe Fiasco, Memphis Bleek, Joell Ortiz, Kardinal Offishall & Many, MANY More..!
Wristpect has also recently been recruited by Scratchlab DJ Institute (Canada’s Only DJ School) to teach lessons & seminars in the Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced & Digital DJ courses.
On the mixtape side of things, Wristpect has been handpicked by some of the world’s biggest hip hop and e-commerce websites to mix compilation CDs (mixed tapes) for major festivals such as A3C & Rock The Bells (featuring world renowkned artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Rakim, Little Brother, etc.)
Not limiting himself to only deejaying, Wristpect has also gone on to co-found and help develop Mediaphase, Inc. The Toronto based new-media, marketing, and IT consulting/communications firm plays host to some of the world’s biggest DJs’ online presences, podcasts, and online campaigns. It is also on the verge of redeveloping & reinventing traditional digital distribution and content management systems and strategies. DJ Wristpect serves as both a partner and marketing director for the emerging firm.
Currently, Wristpect can be found playing at some of the hottest weekly engagements and events across Toronto, as well as touring Canada in an effort to further brand himself.
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Friday, October 10, 2008
Ottawa's favorite sample sale is back!
ALL kind of gems in this one.
clothing reps and distibutors have pulled together the following brands...
-DEADSTOCK Starter jackets & snapbacks !!!
-ALIFE footwear & apparel
-Married to the MOB
plus tons more to be added !!!!!!!!
new venue....bigger space...better lighting....faster turnaround....and hopefully smaller line-ups!!!
starting earlier this time around...so set your alarms nice and early to avoid disappoinment
SAT OCT 25th 10AM - 7pm
SUN OCT 26th 11AM - 6pm
4 WALLER st. near RIDEAU st.
(next door to minglewoods)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Filmed in Finland, Norway, Austria, Whistler, Alaska, Tahoe, Montana, Utah, Minnesota. Mack Dawg Production comes together to deliver another promising video. 20 years, 25 films, 5 continents and hundreds of riders. This could be one of the best.
CHECK OUT TEASER HERE...
CHECK OUT TEASER HERE...
So the Ridgefour team went to the Undefeated shop in Vegas this summer to cool out for a bit. The boys at the shop had some gnarly gear coming out for fall and winter. The back pack was one of my favs so here it is. black on black tonal backpack. The pack combines the use of straps and tough materials without overbearing the product with heavy branding. The pack will drop on October 11th so it hits the street soon.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Microsoft is really taking it up a notch with the latest from the“I’m a PC” campaign. Pharrell talks about how technology, Music and life all comes together with N.E.R.D. Recent pieces have hit the nation as some of the most comedic commercials on tv. This one allows you to really understand the vision behind Pharrell and N.E.R.D. Check out the Exclusive Video here...
33 story office building in Dubai, which will have the world’s largest LED screen. It will cover the whole side and still allow sunlight to pass threw so no offices are affected. Some say the screen will be able to be seen from 1500km. Dubai has it goin on!!