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Fall / Winter 2013

Friends,

The past few months at DRC have been quite hectic but it feels great to finally say that this long hiatus is over. For over 12 months, the team here has put an incredible amount of time and dedication into creating our debut clothing line. We’ve had many sleepless nights researching, traveling, hustling and designing a limited run of hand done t-shirts and hats that encompass our philosophy. Having made all the products locally in New York City and manufactures around the Unites States, a sharp focus on detail and quality over quantity is very much present. I’m pleased to say that we’re finally ready to release our project to the world.

The look book, shot by Zach Krall and I, features the incredibly talented Shaun Ross and Sessilee Lopez. We decided to shoot it all on 35mm film, in various locations around New York City. Everything was done pretty guerilla style; nothing was planned and allowed the natural occurrences of the city to be a part of our photographs.

Our concepts are heavily influenced from the city that surrounds us. From Canal St to 5th Ave and The Garden to Yankee Stadium, DRC is a brand born from the streets of this island. The photographs express the unique contrast of the city we grew up in, and we wanted our line to be a part of that. Check out the complete look book here! and look out for an online release very soon!

EVENT: The Sounds Of New York – January 24, 2013

Come join our Bass Squad fam celebrate the EP releases of our good friends CRISP, Figgy and Cream Dream! We’ll be taking our sounds to the caves of National Underground where we’ll be dancing to the wee hours of the morning! A decadent night of good House Music, Kush infused joints and a lot of beer. January 24th is the date, 10 PM is the time and $5 is the price (FREE WITH RSVP!) You can find more information on the Facebook event page HERE. See ya there! xx

 

National Underground
159 East Houston Street

FREE w/ RSVP Before 11 PM — RSVP @ Graham@BassSquad.com
$5 Cover

 

My Year In Review

Was meaning to do this for a while. A lot of great albums came out this year and I wanted to give a minute to show them some praise. I’ll keep this short and simple. I dont want to sound conceited but these really were the best albums of 2012 ;) These albums were ones I thought were the best based on their creativity, musicianship, cultural relevance, and innovation. In no particular order, here they are…

Rick Ross – God Forgives And I Don’t
Justice – Audio, Video, Disco
Grimes – Visions
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
Sepalcure – Sepalcure
Schoolboy Q – Habits and Contradictions
Robert Glasper – Black Radio
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Para One – Passion
Justin Marin – Ghettos & Gardens
Jessie Ware – Devotion
Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
GOOD Music – Cruel Summer
Flume – Flume

CRISP – Born Again EP

I’ve known the man they call CRISP for sometime now and it’s been a very exciting process watching him grow into a extremely talented and innovative producer. His debut EP, ‘Born Again’ was released yesterday exclusively through Gotta Dance Dirty and I feel bad even calling it ‘debut’ because this is veteran style producing. Five tracks that include over a years worth of work and styles that broaden every spectrum of House. This EP will go down in history. Read CRISPS in depth story behind each track after the jump!

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Artful Dodger – Please Don’t Turn Me On (Disclosure Remix)

For the next six days, Disclosure’s remix of the UK Garage classic ‘Please Don’t Turn Me On’ by Artful Dodger will be available for free download through their Soundcloud. This was done as a promotional move by Public Demand to spread awareness that their entire catalog is now available digitally. Once again, Disclosure delivers yet another beautifully orchestrated House joint filled with their usual smooth chords and shuffling bass lines. Get this treat before its too late.


 

Bonus: Disclosure’s XLR8R Podcast 

Happy Holidays! From DRC ☮ ♥ ❆

Must say, this has by far been the craziest year of my life. We’ve had many wild days and nights of discovering new corners, meeting new friends and starting up new projects for the upcoming year. I’m proud to say that this has been a pretty successful year and cannot wait for the many adventures that lie in 2013. We want to wish all you guys a Phat Happy Holiday and whether the world ends or not lets end it with a bang. #TURNUP! Enjoy your Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, New Years and everything in between. We hope your last remaining days of 2012 are filled with rum-infused apple cider, seasonal blunts and good company. Cheers.

 

From New York With Love,

 

Dead Rabbit Culture ☮ ♥ ❆

 

Stream Larry Clark’s New Film ‘Marfa Girl’

After awarded best film at Romes Film Festival this week, notorious photographer/film-maker Larry Clark has now made ‘Marfa Girl’ available to stream for $5 exclusively through his website. Like most Larry Clark pieces, ‘Marfa Girls’ is a story about sex, drugs, rock n roll, and the search for meaning.

Here’s what Clark had to say about releasing the new film online:

“This is the future and the future is now… Most and very soon almost all the small theaters that show Indie and Art films will be gone… Everyday another goes out of business because everything is digital now and it is quite expensive for the wonderful old smaller theaters to bear the cost of switching to digital… Anyway I think I am one of the very first directors to release a new film this way, on a website who’s only purpose is to show his new films… I think this could be very successful and it also cuts out the crooked Hollywood distributors.”

MUSIC VIDEO MONDAY

PARA ONE † BENZEL & JESSIE WARE † PURITY RING † STRIP STEVE

Para One Ft. Jaw – When The Night

Directed By ILL STUDIO

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Down The Rabbit Hole Vol.002

Aaaand we’re back! Vol. 002 Of Our Mixtape Series ‘Down The Rabbit Hole’. Consider this your post-Halloween, hurricane-survival party mix featuring all the latest House/Bass goodies to satisfy your trick-or-treating & lack of wifi needs.

This mix is dedicated to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Hopefully this will shine some light on the past few cloudy days.

•TRACKLIST•

Ryskee – Horros Of Love (Keith And The Superbeats Remix)
Copy Paste Soul – I Need Ya
Eats Everything – Vertigo
Mia Dora – The Awesome Sauce
Cloud 9 – Do You Want Me Baby (Dusky Remix)
Para One – When The Night (Logo Remix)
Jets – Sin Love With You
Up Yours – Tonight (Jett Remix)
French Fries – Space & Smoke (Justin Martin Remix)
Animal Youth – Keep Up
Groove Armada – Chicago Chicago
Mulder – Natural High (Joris Voorn Edit)
Deep City Groove – Police Brutality (Dale Howards Brutal Mix)
Lee Jones – Moment (George Fitzgerald Remix)
Jupiter – Juicy Lucy (Needs A Boogieman) (Little Boots Remix)
Adele – Skyfall (Theatre Of Delays Remix)

Thirsty Thursdays

Quench your thirst with these tasty delights. A new Los Suruba track featuring the lovely Louisahhh!, Canblaster & Ritons new collaborative project, Symphony Hall, and a debut tune from the Young Blood, Werkha.

Happy Thursday girls and boys! Drink Somethin

finders keepers.

Yoyo. Happy Monday. Some goodies I brought back from Paris. New track from Oliver $, another musical masterpiece from Plastic Plates, and an undiscovered throw back from Ghosts of Venice. VIBE. xx.

 

p.s.

no youz a hoe.

Groove.

Yoyo. Keepin’ it short tonight. New remix from the homies Oliver. Peep dis!

 

Down The Rabbit Hole Vol. 001

Yoyo. What up homies? Today we introduce our brand new weekly mixtape, Down The Rabbit Hole. Every week we will be bringing you the freshest, hardest records out there, all compiled into one seamless flow of tight, new music. Our idea is to give you a 45 minute vacation every week with just you and your headphones. Whether on the train, or kickin’ it at the crib, all you have to do is just click play and vibe. Cheers and enjoy. xxxx

•TRACKLIST•

Andre Crom – Body Dreamin
Homework – Ask Yourself (Audiojack Remix)
EJECA – Dazed
Justin Martin – Don’t Go (Dusky Remix)
Justin Jay – The Dip
Audiojack – These Days Feat. Kevin Knapp
Monkey Safari – Roule
Disclosure – Latch Feat. Sam Smith
Last Magpie – Don’t Know Why
Simian Mobile Disco – Everyday

MUSIC VIDEO MONDAY

OFF! † ANGEL HAZE † JACK WHITE † LANA DEL REY

OFF! – Wrong

Directed By Whitney McConnaughey

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Doin’ what I gotta do.

Yoyo fam. A couple new tracks to kick off your Monday. Also this upcoming week, we will be dropping a bunch of new stuff for you including the first installment of our soon-to-be weekly mixtape, Down the Rabbit Hole. With a new arsenal of tools coming in to mark up the city with, as well as some heavy duty tracks, get ready for big things to come… But until then, VIBE. xxxx

 

MUSIC VIDEO MONDAY

SKY FERREIRA † THE WEEKND † BAT FOR LASHES  † CRYSTAL CASTLES

Sky Ferreira – Everything Is Embarrassing

Directed By Grant Singer

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JETS (Jimmy Edgar & Machinedrum)

Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of seeing Jimmy Edgar live at the crêpe-stand-club Le Bain. What started off as a musical performance ended in a psychedelic-intergalactic adventure filled with sonic lights, triangle sound waves and hyperspeed time travel. It really was quite the experience and exceeded all of my expectations.

The following day, Jimmy premiered the first song off his new project, JETS, a collaborative EP with him and longtime friend Machinedrum. The name comes from their initials, J.E. & T.S. Lock Lock Key is the first song off the EP and it is a beautifully crafted integration between House and Bass music. The JETS EP hits your local record store on October 29th. We are very excited about this, and you should be too. #FutureHouse

Jets – Jets EP (LSR004)

A1. In Her City
A2. Sin Love With You
B1. Meu
B2. Lock Lock Key Key

 

Wild Nothing

Been waiting for something like this for a while. Addictive sound, wavey vocals. Introducing… Wild Nothing.

Album:

Duke Dumont – For Club Play Only Pt. 2

While the EP may be called For Club Play Only, I can’t help myself but to bump this at my apartment, the subway, in the shower and anywhere else I can find a set of functioning speakers. In fact, the tracks on ‘For Club Play Only Pt.2 ‘ do not start off that clubby at all. With long intros, and ambient buildups, it drags the listener into a wave of surreal, ritualistic ecstasy. Just when you think the song dies out, BOOM! The Club explodes.

MUSIC VIDEO MONDAY

TRIMBAL † DIPLO † FLYING LOTUS † DADDY

Trimbal – Confidence Boost

Directed By Rollo Jackson

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