The album release party for the new Bei Ru LP on Friday was a lot of fun. Stay tuned for the first video from LA Zooo to drop soon. In the meantime here’s a video for ‘Sweet Temptress’ from his 2015 album Saturday Night At The Magic Lamp. Gives you a great sense of Bei Ru’s unique sound – seamlessly combining Armenian and Middle Eastern sounds with the hip-hop tradition of cutting samples together in amazing new ways. Video by Postas.
The good people at Hutch LA recently got their hands on the last of these great Gold Series tees from Los Angeles-based artist CRYPTIK. Moksha is the Hindu concept of transcending reincarnation and achieving liberation, release, and emancipation from the cycle of rebirth. Incredible original handiwork by the homie CRYPTIK!
Before a recent flight, I downloaded Alto’s Adventure: An endless snowboard odyssey, and ended up being glad I had. It’s sort of a side-scrolling racing platform game, although this one generally scrolls diagonally from the upper left to the lower right, as you glide down mountainsides. And there aren’t stages per se, just new tasks and challenges to achieve on potentially endless downhill rides. The ride is only over when you crash, essentially. The gameplay is interesting in how little you need to do control-wise to achieve the goals – its minimal there too. [Read More]
Grids & Guides: 12 Pencils for Visual Thinkers is a nicely made pencil set from Princeton Architectural Press, and is a great companion to their Grids & Guides notebook series. The box set includes 12 hexagonal, sharpened pencils in total – 6 graphite and 6 blue – and a small plastic multipurpose straight-edge ruler with die-cut circle stencils from 1/8″ to 1″, inches, centimeters, and a 90 degrees angle on the corner. [See More]