Friday, 30 December 2011

AUDIO DOUGHNUTS | 2012 SHOWCASE LP


Audio Doughnuts, ring any bells? Well, after the 2011 they've had, it should do. As they themselves put it, "Audio Doughnuts is an independent label, bass driven nights & online features specialising in accelerating bass-heavy & forward thinking music." And that they have.

Some of the artists they've worked with include TOYC, Mista Men & Terror Danjah among others, as well as putting out the dope hip hop LP from Onoe Capone earlier this year completely free of charge. With a forthcoming night in Leeds on the cards in late January 2012 featuring the likes of Koreless, Appleblim & Rustie, just an early indication of what's to come from them over the next 12 months.

Another insight of what's in store is with this showcase LP of artists Audio Doughnuts will be working with, a total of 10 tracks from some of the most promising producers about at the minute including the likes of, Diamond Bass, Funkystepz, Korus, Kozee & TOYC.

Get a listen below for yourself to the AD 2012 Showcase LP, available for free download & check more from Audio Doughnuts here to tay in the loop with what they have going on.

AD 3LP / 2011 - 2012 Free Showcase LP by Audio Doughnuts

1. 8Spirit - Interchange
2. Diamond Bass - Straight Up
3. Funkystepz - Tokyo Drift
4. Korus - Leaving Without U
5. Kozee - 247
6. Shift Key - Girl I'm Leaving
7. Teeza - Symhpony
8. The Fives - Feels Good
9. TOYC - Impulse
10. Unknown - Dem Girls

IDEOLOGY BOUTIQUE | SALE (UP TO 50% OFF)


Quick heads up for those of you that may find yourselves in new found wealth following the post-christmas/early 2012 period. Sheffield based boutique, Ideology are currently offering a whole heap of products with a bit knocked off to keep you all happy.

Stocking a whole number of brands including the likes of A.P.C, YMC, Our Legacy, Veja, Common Projects, Mark McNairy, SNS Herning & Adam Kimmel x Carhartt among a host of others, you can't really go wrong. Be sure to check out Ideology Boutique via all online platforms (facebook, twitter & online store) to see what you can get your hands on.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

SHADY BLAZE | STARS WILL LIGHT A WAY




Green Ova are possibly best known for Main Attrakionz, the zoned out duo who’ve been hailed as one of hip hops brightest shinning hopes, throughout this year they’ve honed one of the strangest sounds, a combination of true to life gritty raps delivered through hazy soundscapes produced by Friend Zone, Squadda B (one half of Main attrakionz) and most notably Clams Casino just to name a few, some people have called it cloud rap, I’m just gonna call it fucking awesome.

Green Ova encompasses more than just one act though, in fact my first introduction to the Oakland crew was Shady Business, A collaboration between Shady Blaze, a rapper who I have no doubt could give Twista a run for his money when it comes to sheer speed and delivery and Squadda B who kept it hazy behind the board, in this latest offering from the camp Shady goes just as hard as he did on the tape over a beat from this years’ most overlooked producer, Nem270, and it sounds like absolute bliss, long live Green Ova.

P.S here's a full collaboration mixtape between Nem270 & Shady Blaze.
P.P.S You're Welcome.

STANDARD PROCEDURE | NO.13 | GUEST ????????

Watch live streaming video from standardproceduresessions at livestream.com


Standard Procedure crew back again for the latest session. Lock in via the stream above, rolling 'till 11

NYE | THREADS VS THE TUESDAY CLUB | DQ, SHEFFIELD


Still stuck for ideas of what to do this New Years Eve? NOT NO MORE YOU AIN'T.

Check out 2 of Sheffield's best current nights in Threads & The Tuesday Club going at it, over to floors. Lovely. 

For TTC you've got the likes of DMK, Mystonic, Stoaty, System:Attic & Andy H taking control of upstairs & bringing hip hop, garage, reggae, dubstep, drum & bass and the like to the party.

Whilst in the Threads corner the likes of O'Hara, Deano, Clipboard, Amy C, Vanhessa Fruits & Chris Cool Beans bring you the usual inimitiable mix of just about anything & everything to keep the good vibes flowing downstairs.

So you've got all this. Over 2 floors. Basically it's gon' be bootiful & you don't want to be missing out.

Tickets available from The Bowery & The Great Gatsby bars in Sheffield. Go get 'em

OBEY CITY - LUV U

C L I E N T E L E | WATCH HER/OVERDOSE (DENCH RECORDINGS)


It's that time of year, festive cheer & all that jazz, so massive thanks out to Dench Recordings for the EP they put out free on Christmas day courtesy of Clientele.

Clientele are a new production duo, consisting of the 18 year old Squarehead & 19 year old True Fiction. The last 18 months has seen both grow as individuals on the ever growing Sheffield scene as DJ's & producers & recent work gaining support from the likes of Mista Men, 1Xtra's DJ Q & also plays over on Rinse in recent weeks.

The Dench Recordings label basically focus on putting out music from a collective of up & coming future-bass producers. With no real restrictions on the sound, previous releases go right across the spectrum from garage, to funky, to dubstep. Most definitely a label we'll be keeping an eye on in more detail through 2012.

Check out previews below of the tracks Overdose & our personal favourite 'Watch Her' below complete with remixes from Wonky Ninja & JayceK. Nice.


Overdose by C L I E N T E L E Overdose (Wonky Ninja Remix) by C L I E N T E L E Watch Her by C L I E N T E L E Watch Her (JayceK Remix) by C L I E N T E L E

Thursday, 22 December 2011

TRACK OF THE DAY | LANCE VANCE - NIGHTDRIVE


Newness for your ears now from a producer by the name of Lance Vance. Not giving much away & this being the only sign of productions from him, it's a good look. The track 'Nightdrive' is has a real mellow atmosphere around it & definitely receives a big tick in the box from us.

Grab a listen below to floaty chilled vibes & keep an eye out for more info on updates from this guy 

Nightdrive by Lance Vance.

THE WEEKND - ECHOES OF SILENCE (MIXTAPE STREAM)


Relatively out of the blue, The Weeknd dropped his latest mixtape 'Echoes Of Silence.' Can't wait to see what 2012 holds for this guy. Listen to it in full below via DatPiff. Enjoy.

 

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

STREET ART || PHLEGM, SHEFFIELD


New work from street artist Phlegm in this piece as a wall mural in Sheffield featuring some of his signature style ropes & skulls. As he describes it on his website"Painting high above Sheffield watching the sun rise on a cold frosty morning. The snowy peaks in the distance."







THE DO!!! YOU!! SHOW W/ CHARLIE BONES A.K.A SELF EXISTING EAGLE || NTS RADIO


So as far as recent listening goes over the past few weeks, it's kinda difficult to see past these right now for me. Charlie Bones A.K.A Self Existing Eagle presents his show on NTS Radio which features everything & anything. You can check out his introductory video to his show & what he does above & head over to NTS Radio to listen back to the podcasts of his show

GOLF WANG HOLIDAY '91 LOOKBOOK















Monday, 19 December 2011

PLENTY VIBES x KEEP IT STEEL INTERVIEW


Just over a month ago now, we caught up with 4 guys by the names of  Descry, Padawan, Shakes & TSkelem, hours prior to what was their 1st night as the recently re-branded Keep It Steel at their new venue, Sheffield's dance music central hub, DQ. 

For those that don't know, Keep It Steel is a collective of music heads (three DJ's & an MC/host in the way of Descry) that cover almost the whole spectrum of electronic music, whether it's Dubstep, Garage, Drum & Bass, Minimal Tech, Hip - Hop (insert other names for genres that seem to have surfaced in 2011) either way, they've got it all.

With a unique focus on pushing local talent & getting the local scene on the map, it's a real refreshing movement & in recent months having collaborated with other nights including The Tuesday Club, Detonate, Bigger Than Barry, Soup Kitchen & Subtitle among others, it is just a glimpse at the massive moves they've made which is quite refreshing to see, especially in terms of the ethos of the night. 

So when we caught up with them, we had a quick chat about a few different things, the general interview being an insight into how the whole movement came about almost 18 months ago now, how it's developed, feelings towards the digital/physical hard copy music release saga & what the future holds for Keep It Steel. Check out the interview below via our new Youtube channel & be sure to stay locked to Keep It Steel for what they've got in store next. 



MUSIC MONDAY


It's Monday. I was up late last night trawling the internets for stuffs & thought I'd put together a feature of some of the tracks I came across. Enjoy. 

Brevity (clip) by Raffertie

Gun Club EP PREVIEW by BOSSTONE

notRITE by Magical Options

WHITE MOUNTAINEERING | SESLSPAN CORDUROY BACKPACKS


A quick look at the 'Selspan Backpacks' from White Mountaineering. Straightforward & minimal  in their design, the simplistic appearance is probably the main appeal for me in this release. Available in a total of 5 colourways, the black backpack is probably my pick of the bunch. Check them all out below. Images via High Snobiety






Sunday, 18 December 2011

VH1 'DRIVEN' || NAS DOCUMENTARY


 So earlier this evening, I was trawling through some old music, listening to some early Nas classics from that Illmatic album & fell across this 5 part documentary by VH1 from a few years back. 

It follows his career with a narrative & input from some of the people that new him best including DJ Premier, Q-Tip & a few others you may recognise. Part 1 below & you can catch the rest of the parts by hitting 'read more' 


PRESS PAUSE | Y'OH STREETWEAR


A look back at an interview courtesy of Press Pause with designer at new British clothing label, Y'OH Streetwear, Kara Messina. Having built a big buzz over a few months prior to officially launching the online store in late October of this year, the forthcoming pieces from Y'OH, although no release date has been set as of yet, they are highly anticipated to say the least. 

The debut collection from the brand earlier this year 'Heads Ain't Ready' was just that. It featured a combination of outerwear & shirting which drew main influence from African/Tribal designs & translated into fabrics & prints.

Have a watch of the full interview from Press Pause with Kara Messina below & stay locked for more news on the latest over at Y'OH. Shouts again to the Press Pause gang on the interview. 


Y'OH Streetwear - An Interview with Kara Messina from Press Pause on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

DEEP MEDI XMAS SKANK


BOOK 46 / THE WORKSTATION / WEDNESDAY 14TH DECEMBER

Hundreds of images from page to page

A selection of original and creative bookworks by final year photography degree students at Sheffield Hallam University.

The Creative Lounge
The Workstation
Paternoster Row
Sheffield

 

14th December 2011
5.00 – 8.00pm

The ‘Photography Book Award’ will be given to the book receiving the most public votes at the exhibition with voting closing at 7.30 and the winner being announced shortly afterwards.

THE TUESDAY CLUB XMAS PARTY - BENGA, ZED BIAS, ROCKWELL, YOUNGMAN


TRACK OF THE DAY: VISIONIST - FIRST SIGHT


Tuesday's track of the day is courtesy of Visionist. He stopped by in Sheffield a few weeks back for a No Uniform night & definitely showed why he's been one of the most exciting new producers/DJ's on the scene in 2011. As an extended Christmas gift to the world, he's giving away a free track each week up to & including Christmas day, starting with this, 'First Sight' 

  Firstsight by Visionist

STANDARD PROCEDURE SESSIONS / NO.12 / GUEST > ??????


Stanny P crew are back tomorrow evening for #12 in their sessions what is as of yet an unannounced guest. Back at The Great Gatsby bar (Upstairs) from 8pm with usual heads, EH, True Fiction, Craigus & Squarehead bringing the vibes. If you're about in Sheffield get down, it's all free entry or if not lock in via the live stream here at PV. 

More info here

Monday, 12 December 2011

E X H I B I T I O N RECAP 07/12/12


A quick look back at E X H I B I T I O N. An event which took place in the space at the Orchard Centre, Sheffield featuring a total of 16 artists showing work including our writer Ashley Holmes. Take a look at more images below courtesy of Victoria Cadisch















Friday, 9 December 2011

Thursday, 8 December 2011

'Take Care' | by Josh Williams & Angelo Antonio

So it's been a little while since we featured the work of Josh Williams here on PV, but in his newest work the American based film-maker presents his visual interpretation to Drakes 'Take Care' with this description supporting; 


Success is no physical destination; the dreamer and successor can ride the same streets. On the highest rooftop, the head can still tilt back - to see what is there, to see what is not. Fire still feels like fire, and the wounds can heal if treated right. Success has a mental address, and it rests peacefully in a neighborhood of emotions, moments, and loved ones, all engulfed by unextinguishing flame. Visiting each house prevents the dreamer and successor from being unavailingly consumed by the smoke. The dreamer and successor are one.

 
'Take Care' | by Josh Williams & Angelo Antonio from Josh Williams on Vimeo.

XCVB - XMAS SALE


Sooooooo, Sheffield based XCVB have served up a little treat for y'all. 20% off everything. EVERYTHING. Now you've seen previous posts from us on the brand, so it goes without saying that it'll be an absolute steal to grab some stuff on the cheap before chrimbo. Head over to the XCVB online store to see what you can cop. 

Also, stay tuned for news & info on what they've got in store for the coming months. 

THREADS: LADIES NIGHT (PART 2)

 
So the Threads gang are back this weekend for what is the second part in their 'Ladies Night' special. Get down!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

TRACK OF THE DAY: DJ Q - BRANDY & COKE



Track of today is from DJ Q 'Brandy & Coke.' Without doubt one of our favourites of recent weeks. 

Monday, 5 December 2011

WHO YOU ARE - EXEMEN REWORK


So last weekend I was listening in to Toddla T sit in for Annie Mac on Radio 1, enjoyable show he put on, but on hearing this track, I had to find out more. Can you hear why?

Who You Are - Exemen Rework by Wookie (Lovestar music)

BONDAX - YOU'RE SO


Freshness from Bondax now. When I say fresh, literally gone up in the last few hours & as ever from these guys, it doesn't disappoint. 

SYNERGY SHEFFIELD PRESENTS..



This coming Thursday (December 8th) Synergy Sheffield  have their opening & what will be the first show at the newly unveiled Snig Hill Gallery. Get down, here for more info