Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tokyo & Miami Beer Tour

I've always have been a fan of Steven Castro's events, and not just because I used to DJ a few of them here and there, but because it was always a pure representation of Miami's gritty culture. This event looks pretty interesting. Beer drinking and t-shirt screen printing on the fly, for FREE! What more can you ask for you cheap bastard!? For further info click here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


A full-on graff vending machine that stocks paint, markers, caps, gloves and even ski masks?!?! Seriously!?!? Read more here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Supreme Book

Each year, Supreme puts out a small book showcasing their year in fashion, collaborations, photography and most of all, the progression of the brand as a whole and it's general direction. This year marks sixteen years since Supreme opened it's doors at the original Lafayette locale, where it remains today. To commemorate this, they have released a 304 page hardcover book featuring sixteen years of product, people, and photography. Below is a short description from Supreme.

"Supreme will be releasing a Monograph of it's sixteen year history. Published by Rizzoli, this book is a visual history of the brand that includes an introduction by Glenn O'Brien, an essay by Aaron Bondaroff and an interview between Kaws and James Jebbia. The book surveys many of the brand's products over the years including projects with Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Futura 2000, Damien Hirst, Public Enemy and Lou Reed, among others. The book also includes a product index from Supreme's archive."

It's being released today at all Supreme locations as well as the web-store. You can also order it here. Check below for a few previews.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Push Pull

Push Pull is a short 2-minute film featuring cyclist/athlete Pete Billington. The entire film was shot using Canon EOS 5d & 7d cameras using various lenses and frame timeline modifications, therefore it's of amazing quality and has some immaculate editing. It also features music by A Perfect Circle aka Maynard from Tool!

It's definitely inspiring to watch, especially the way Pete burns rubber on that trainer. Great video without a doubt! Especially the way it was created. Quite amazing!

PUSH PULL from Landis Fields on Vimeo.

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Fretropop Sessions

The dawn of another great weekend is upon us, and with that being said I present to the masses my 'Fretropop' mix. This one was recorded about a year ago for the sake of peeps requesting a Freestyle, Retro or Pop (hence Fretropop) mix, so I figured I'd put all three genres into one long set. The final result is a fusion of fun filled tunes and ever lasting memories. Clocking in at over 60 minutes, you'll hear classics from Michael Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Prince, Nu-Shooz, Paul Hardcastle, Stevie B, Newcleus, Harold Faltermyer, Noel as well as plenty more bangers along the way. It's all recorded straight from old 45's and 12" singles therefore, vinyl surface noise may be present throughout the mix.

Download 'The Fretropop Sessions' here

If you desire to hear any of the previous mix-sets I've previously posted that are no longer available for download, send me a shout here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010


Back in the 90's in NYC, during the Giuliani era, pre-911, or better said, when New York was New York, there lived a weekly gathering called NASA which stood for Nocturnal Audio Sensory Awakening which was basically the first rave party in the USA and the staple to any and all future techno parties. My wife and I would frequent NASA during it's final days back late 1997 - early 1998 when we lived in NY and met so many creative and interesting people, it was a scene like no other. For several years it was held at this venue called 'The Shelter' on 157 Hudson street in the Tribeca neighborhood and housed the worlds first techno DJ's such as Frankie Bones, Paul Oakenfold, Aphex Twin, Moby, Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Keoki, Soul Slinger and numerous others. It was conceived by none other than famous drum and bass mogul, DJ DB along with promoter extraordinaire Scotto. The weekly night attained huge status and a serious following starting with an appearance on NBC's Today Show back in 1992 featuring a very young Katie Couric leading to A&E creating a documentary regarding this new "rave culture", even appearing on the silver screen in Larry Clark's film, 'Kids', NASA blew the fuck up!

What stood out most, and what they were best known for was their flyer designs which were created by graphic mastermind Mike Szabo. Attention screamed from these flyers, even if it wasn't your thing. They plastered them everywhere on the street including giant wheat pastings, and hitting up each and every store below Union Square. I used to make it a ritual to go during my lunch to the now defunct rave mecca on Lafayette, Liquid Sky, and get my new NASA flyers each week. From New Jersey, Philly, Baltimore and Connecticut, each and every Friday club kids flocked to DB & Scotto's night as if it were Sunday Mass. Of course, the city evolved itself into a corporate theme park, venues closed, people changed and economic issues took it's course, there is nothing left of these days but memories. Sadly, it was the end of an era as we knew it.

Below are some of my favorite NASA flyer designs from back then, and here and here are some great archives featuring more of NASA's attention to detail.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Monster Magnet

Monster Magnet are a New Jersey based, stoner rock band lead by Dave Wyndorf. Their sound can be compared to bands like Kyuss, Hermano, The Sword, etc. I've been a fan of them ever since I saw the video for their smash hit "Negasonic Teenage Warhead" on MTV's 120 minutes back in the early 90's, however these days I'm even more fixated on their sound than I ever was before.

After 7 studio albums, regular airplay on MTV, extensive touring and playing alongside bands such as Metallica, Soundgarden, and Rob Zombie, they've achieved cult status and became legends of the stoner rock genre.

Like every band, they've had their ups and downs, break-ups and make-ups, including a massive overdose which almost killed frontman Dave Wyndorf back in February of 2006, they have faced their demons. However, they are currently working with Austria's Napalm Records and are slated to release a new album this year. I will keep this blog up to date with any information that comes my way, in the meantime peep their website here.

It's the weekend so I leave you with this classic video, "Negasonic Teenage Warhead", which is what turned me onto these guys in the first place, maybe it will have the same effect on you if you can get past the video's oddness! Enjoy!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Ch, Ch, Ch, Changes...

Made a few minor adjustments to the whip, such as finally adding a decent wheel set-up. No more Aerospokes! On the front I'm rolling with a Mavic Ellipse laced to a Mavic Lo-Flange 20h hub with bladed spokes. Then in the rear I placed a Velocity Deep-V laced to a Phil Wood Hi-Flange 32h hub. You notice the weight difference right away and it rolls exceptionally smooth with that Phil Wood. Definitely feeling the "beefier" look with those black non-machined wheels.