The day has finally arrived that we’ve all been waiting for. National Indypendence Day! This day now stands with DJ Dave Dolla, and to start it off, he’s put together a dope mixtape featuring some of the most talented Indy artists from all over the country. The tape is comprised of both released and unpremiered tracks alike. Take a listen!
Toronto rapper and Northstarr label head D.O. (short for ‘Defy the Odds’) presents “Old Habits”, his new Diz Dallas-produced single featuring D-Sisive and Aspektz. “Habits” appears on Home For The Summer, his new mixtape out now featuring D.O.’s groups Art of Fresh and The Busy Brothers. Behind the boards is DJ IV, multiple Stylus Award winner and Classified’s official DJ. Features include…
Psycho Billy, not so psycho. The next tailored trend from ASOS features casual look fitted pants and tops, trench coats & blazers. Not much to complain about with clean looks such as these.
Urban trends Bauhaus & Indie Grunge, along with the tailored style Modernism will end our feature of the ASOS FW14 Men’s Lookbook. We’re looking forward to them as much as you are. Stay tuned!
Boasting almost 35K views on YouTube in a little over a week and a clear message of the struggle and pain seen by the eyes of many from here in the US and abroad,
Turning his life into content for his music is a walk in the park for Dude with No Name.
Taryn Southern is an amazing artist with over 375K YouTube subscribers. Her videos are hilarious and definitely worth taking a look (Check out…
Silverlake takes on another urban trend that has boomed, bringing you vintage Americana, vintage streetwear, retro sports shapes, graphic prints and transitional dressing. Again, the sweaters, jackets and hats bring everything together. With all the red, white and blue… how much more Americana can you get?
The tailored trend Psycho Billy is up next, while the trend Bauhaus is up for the urban collections. ASOS.com has the in style & in season looks. I think you should go check them out… NOW!
Here we have the first tailored trend, dubbed Print. The suits in this collection are fitted & eccentric. They need a certain pizzazz to pull them off and do it correctly. These aren’t your typical wake up and go to work suits. These will make a statement anywhere. Be prepared for the onlookers.
Next up is the urban trend Silverlake and then onto another tailored collection, Psycho Billy, right here on AEMNYC!ASOS Men’s FW14: Print Tailored: Print Here we have the first tailored trend, dubbed Print. The suits in this collection are fitted & eccentric.
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It’s too simple to call Cold Busted just a record label. Sure, these purveyors of trip-hop, instrumental hip-hop, downtempo, and funky sounds consistently release modern classics. But the LA-based label, founded by Derrick Daisey—formerly known as DJ Vitamin D—have created a lifestyle music experience orbiting around Daisey’s rarefied palette and iconic vintage-vibing artwork, and a thriving community of innovative musicians feverishly creating and collaborating.
“We go for timeless—we don’t follow trends,” explains Daisey. Instead, what he looks for in an artist is fresh beats, cliché-free artistic choices, and track consistency. Daisey creates the majority of the label’s stunning ‘60s and ‘70s-inspired visuals, so each prospective release has to move him not only as a label head, but also has to stir his artistic impulses.
Cold Busted started in 2008, and quickly built a recognizable and trusted brand through a steady stream of mint releases with a distinct, and thoroughly developed, artistic aesthetic. The label has garnered the support of tastemaking entities such as Hillydilly.com, Nova Planet Radio Show, U Call That Love, Dave’s Lounge Podcast, The Vibe Guide YouTube Channel, Waxhole, Paris DJs, OpenLab, and Funky Fresh radio show (Radio X FM). The boutique imprint’s catalog is also in demand by third-party licensers looking for quality releases to use in various commercial formats.
The label and its artists work together as a creative collective, conceptualizing new releases, collaborations, and remixes in an exclusive Facebook Group. In a public-facing way, Cold Busted has built a dedicated following through a series of high quality gratis compilations titled Bust Free available on the Cold Busted Bandcamp site. The imprint also operates its own radio station: Cold Busted Radio – Busted Beats Streamed 24/7. Here, fans can enjoy the Cold Busted catalog, in addition to music outside the Cold Busted sphere that inspires these tastemakers. Adding to the Cold Busted cache is its commitment to old school ideals when it comes to fidelity and music packaging. Besides selling its catalog digitally, the label prides itself in offering its music in vinyl options with select breathtaking picture discs.
Part of the label’s appeal is its mix of indie artistic ethos with its muscular business reach with respect to marketing and distribution. Not only does this well-developed industry network make the label’s music visible and readily available for purchase, but it also offers niche artists prime exposure. On the business end, Cold Busted works with such industry stalwarts as Beatport, iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and Fat Beats.
Cold Busted’s roster is eclectic and consistent in quality. The artist Poldoore crafts uplifting and transcendent tracks pulling from gritty funk and soul, and balmy reggae and lounge. His latest album, The Day Off, boasts a refreshingly diverse guest list, including the mysterious Maverick, emcee duo The 49ers, American blues singer Bodhilynn, and trumpeter Will Magid. Poldoore will be gigging throughout Europe this spring and summer. The revelatory work of Blue In Green sublimely melds masterful jazzy guitar and a smoky-bar lounge sensibility with a cratedigger’s expansive taste, covering the spectrum of hip-hop, bossa nova, and downtempo. His latest release is the epiphanic album Inner Funk. DJ, and producer, mister T.’s recently released Funk Around The Sun innovatively blends dreamy electro sophistication with more a pronounced dancefloor bump.
A landmark release in the Cold Busted catalog is nu jazz mastermind Akshin Alizadeh’s imaginative remix of Marlena Shaw’s legendary “Woman of the Ghetto.” Another label standout is hip-hop artist Es-K’s Serenity album. This is an epic release featuring an impressive cast of lyrical luminaries and track star producers. My Neighbor Is is an artist with a solid following and robust profile, he will be issuing two upcoming releases, the second being a follow-up to his favorably received reggae album. Perennial all-stars of the Cold Busted catalog are its carefully crafted compilations, which are consistently being created in the lab and released to widespread acclaim.
Daisey began his professional music career as an artist. For nearly two decades he was an in-demand house artist known as DJ Vitamin D. He released hundreds of tracks internationally across multiple labels during this time, and his experiences as an artist informs how he treats Cold Busted artists. “I always loved the business end,” Daisey says. “It’s rewarding knowing how different retail outlets work, how music gets played on the radio, and the ‘ins and outs’ of publishing—I pass this information onto my artists, it’s an advantage of working with Cold Busted.”
Though he’s moved on from the DJ world, he stays creative through developing Cold Busted’s iconic visual presentation. “Music is very visual to me—the records I loved growing up had covers that reflected the music inside,” Daisey says.
When Daisey started Cold Busted back in 2008, he was driven solely by passion for a beat-driven art form, but he has been successful with his penchant for recognizing this milieu’s leading lights. Cold Busted has now become a respected and sustaining tastemaking music brand. As a testament to this, Cold Busted’s recent foray into a cassette release sold out before its street date. Marveling about his current position he says: “I really put everything into Cold Busted. To see how it has paid off has been so rewarding. Every morning I feel incredibly grateful I am doing something I love.”
We’re having great weather this summer but the cold weather is around the corner. ASOS is here to give you a little taste of the men’s fashion you’ll be seeing when that time comes. This trend is called Portobello, which includes luxe tailoring and outerwear. The main staples in this trend are the jackets, vests & cool, knitted sweaters to bring the looks together.
Next up, a tailored trend, Print. We’ll follow that up with the urban trend Silverlake. Check back soon!