Saturday, 27 April 2013

M65 Floral.... by Shaun Dangerfield

I'm not too familiar with Publish Brand but I had them send me over their floral version of the M65 Boulder jacket to check out.
It's a decent casual effort and will be a handy throw on jacket this summer.

Publish started life in California back in 2010.  They have a great range of seasonal basics with modern ideas and fit and I like what they've done with this, it was available in cream also but I thought that was maybe a step too far even though I preferred the cream stock photos (pictured below) with the recent Persol folding yellow sunglasses I didn't want to end up looking like a failed David Bowie on crack.

Legend has it they are made of curtains from an abandoned hotel in California that has been unused for many years, this is of course absolute bol**cks because I've saw the same material in my local Dilshad Tandoori restaurant on the tables..... probably. Maybe.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Sunset Snapshot... by Shaun Dangerfield

You've heard it a thousand times over the years... "The best things in life are free" and while I wouldn't say that's strictly true ;-) I've had the pleasure of some amazing scenes last couple of weeks at home and on my travels, this isn't a bad view is it, bit of rain with the sunset, storm clouds and glow. Can't grumble, it's put me right in the mood for some Indian cuisine.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Sampled Part 4.... by Shaun Dangerfield

This comes from 2 of my favoured old school flavours in the form of Timex Social Club and Club Nouveau.
This all out started out in 1982 as a group of school kids from Berkeley High School in California, originally called Timex Crew but as they gained more members they changed the name to Timex Social Club playing this amazing post Disco R&B cross dance/new jack swing and all those qualities shine through in each of the groups.

Club Nouveau were formed in 1986 by Jay King the founder member of the collapsed Timex Social, the name meaning "New Club".
Timex Social Club had a hit with the amazing "Rumours", when Timex broke up Jay King reproduced the original backing of that record with new vocals called "Jealousy" in a dig at former members.
It was what it was, but for me not as raw as Timex's version.
It was the same sound as Timex and it was also the same artwork, I've got vinyl of both and the covers are identical in style, I'll throw a photo up later and it's all interesting (well to me anyway) but these are the two said tracks.

Sample side of things where do we start, apart from Club Nouveau sampling Timex (which doesn't really count) there is a long list of artists who have used both the groups material mostly Hip Hop tracks as always.

We'll start with Timex and one of my favourite jams "Rumours" (first video above).
As I said it was always going to be heavily sampled in the Hip Hop world because it's perfect for it, and on the vinyl there is a dub only mix and an alternative mix and both give great sampling bass lines which is where I got it from for the track I made Boogie Cartel "Love Games".

Also snipped on House Of Pains "Back from the Dead" and looped over on believe it or not Goldie Lookin Chain "Half Man Half Machine", you can google those if you wish I won't put them up here as I think they are both gash but you have to go through it, however if we go back to 1991 and South Central Cartel we have the track "Hookaz" which is worth a mention....

I'll move on now to the track that will probably be most recognised from Timex Social Club with "Thinkin about ya" which again was heavily reworked by Club Nouveau in the form of "Why you treat me so bad".
1995's Luniz "I got 5 on it".
1997's Taral Hicks "How can I get over you".
1999's P Diddy/R Kelly "Satisfy You".

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

South Coast Action.... by Shaun Dangerfield

It was my little girls fourth birthday the weekend just gone so we headed down to see her favourite pig that isn't laid out on her breakfast plate at Peppa Pig World in Southampton, an absolutely scorching day rounded off nicely at the beach in Bournemouth.
Just a few snaps from the sand to remind ourselves what's coming.....

Friday, 19 April 2013

Nanamica 65/35 Cruiser... by Shaun Dangerfield

This has to be the oddest thing I've taken pictures of, not odd in terms of weirdness but odd in terms of colour and how each shot gives a different colour, even on the stock photos online it's not really been done any justice as to it's true beauty, photo 2 the darker royal blue is the most accurate though.

A recent(ish) purchase after missing out on the green version last year I couldn't miss the royal blue this season, exceptional attention to detail which is the Nanamica way.
Round stand collar, concealed hood, leather zip pulls and toggles, pertex backed, adjustable cuffs, large rear pocket, ejector seat, parachute, hidden tommy gun...... went AWOL then, but if James Bond wore Nanamica (which thankfully he doesn't because he's too busy with Barbour) he would be wearing this in his DB5 or whatever motor he's in these days.

It's just the perfect jacket to loiter in, got nothing to do and nowhere to go so I'm just gonna loiter.
Or so "M" thinks... wink wink

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Surely this is the Start of Summer...By Saul Wilks

As it says... I seldom like staying in doors when the sun's out and summer finally feels like it's here, so I took my stuff outdoors, chilled next to the river and had a mess around with my camera while doodling some philosophical musings in my note pad.

Next time I'll make sure to have a cold one at hand.

Remember - When the sun's out, we must take time to boogie!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Damitri From Paris Does Disco... by Shaun Dangerfield

Some easy Sunday vibes for after your roast today whatever roast that might be.
He doesn't really need any introductions and what he does he's always done well, some bliss from the moustachio'd French man in the form of some of his favourite Disco records that he's edited/remixed.
First track and his rework of Sister Sledge has always been a big sunny afternoon favourite at Boogie Cartel.

There isn't an embed code for it as it's an old mix so I can't sync into the blog for you but if you click the link below it takes you straight to it, enjoy x


Saturday, 13 April 2013

Iron Bridge... by Shaun Dangerfield

I grew up not far from Iron bridge in the new town of Telford, a pretty uninspiring place that's nice to look at in general but once you suss out what it's all about there it is quite a depressing place in my opinion.
I've been back over maybe three times in 6 years and it never seems to change. 
The one place I did like to go while growing up was Iron bridge only a few miles away and again nothing to do there really but it's nice to look at and it's good to take the kids to new places and show them as much of Britain as possible, and for me to take a couple of days off here and there and do this with them so to put a post up like this instead of non stop music and clothing is slightly refreshing, although I will most likely go straight into a clothing purchase after this ;-) because I know deep down you don't come on here to read about bridges. 
Luckily I'm not going to write too much about the bridge, it was more about the home made pork pie shop and Queenies Cupcake hut (I know I know but it was for the kids ok). 
I don't get more enjoyment than seeing the smiles on their faces as they try something new although my eldest is all about iPod/ipad/xbox and stuff, He-man and Greyskull and Gummy bears no doubt, I know what the kids are into. 
I've highlighted the cupcake in photo 2 because the beam from her face was too much for the camera, the sheer joy on my youngest's chubby little face as she received it was priceless. 

I don't know what it is but of late I look at her and see how much the smallest of things mean the world to her and it always brings me back down a peg or two when I'm thinking of other things like describing the detail of the latest shoes I've bought, which although I'm into on an obsessive level it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things.

It was a dull overcast day but it highlighted all the rustic qualities of the place.  The Ironbridge Gorge was originally called the severn gorge which was formed by the river severn running through, but was later changed when the bridge was built in 1779. 
This was the worlds first iron bridge of it's kind and is a monument to the industry that started there, it links Broseley and (what was a mining town) Madeley. 
The bronze soldier war memorial nestled next to the bridge is for the memory of the local soldiers who fought and died in the great war 1914-1918 world war 1. 

It's a very old world place still and I don't see it changing any time in the near future. 
I will say one thing though that was absolutely disgusting.... and that's the price of fish & chips there, that's the one thing that most certainly is more than up to date.