Category: music


BROMANCE RECORDS ANNOUNCES END WITH SPECIAL MIX

Posted on February 9th, by legrandfromage in magazine, music. No Comments

Well this sucks.

Here’s the official statement released on the Bromance Facebook page 5 minutes ago:

“We’ve been here together for five years, delivered about fifty releases, organized more than 300 parties, festivals and other events. Today, Louis ‘Brodinski’ Rogé and I (Manu Barron) have decided, alongside the rest of our crew and staff, to put an end to the intense and exciting experience that was Bromance.”

So yeah. Fin.

At least they’re going out with a banger of a ‘best of the last 5 years’ mix.

Artwork by Hassan Rahim.

Tracklisting:
1. GENER8ION – Walled City
2. Louisahhh – In My Veins
3. G. Vump – Feeling
4. Myd – Uberty
5. Brodinski Feat. Louisahhh – Let The Beat Control Your Body
6. Monsieur Monsieur – Lucid (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
7. Gesaffelstein – Depravity
8. Panteros666 – SnareDrum Warfare
9. Brodinski Feat. SD – Can’t Help Myself
10. Louisahhh & Maelstrom – Friction (Rave Mix)
11. … Read More »



HAPPY BIRTHDAY J DILLA (NEW TRIBUTE MIX)

Posted on February 7th, by legrandfromage in magazine, mixtape, music. No Comments

R.I.P. Jay Dee. Donuts forever.



CHANCE THE RAPPER DROPS “SAME DRUGS” VIDEO (WATCH)

Posted on February 7th, by immi in magazine, music, video. No Comments

Off the perpetually excellent (and Grammy-nominated) mixtape ‘Coloring Book’, Chance The Rapper surprise-dropped an ace video for “Same Drugs”, directed by Jake Schreier.

Joined by the ‘Magnificent Coloring World Tour’ puppets, the song’s updated video version features vocals by Eryn Allen Kane, Yebba, John Legend, Francis Starlite and Macie Stewart. Some fans see the video as a metaphor for moving on from childhood illusions. I just thank this vid for revealing who is actually pulling the strings behind Lil’ Chano’s quality content and I suggest the Recording Academy kindly extends Chance a pink furry paw with all 7 Grammy’s on a platter come Sunday if they don’t want to get clowned on Twitter.



STRANGER TUNES

Posted on February 3rd, by legrandfromage in magazine, music. No Comments

Three recent releases and three ways to deal with reality at its most jagged.



WILLY VANDERPERRE GIVES US WARHAUS ‘MACHINERY’ VIDEO + “/12” MODEL FAN ZINE LAUNCH

Posted on February 3rd, by immi in magazine, music, style. No Comments

Belgian band Warhaus, fronted by Maarten Devoldere of Balthazar and Sylvie Kreusch of Soldier’s Heart, needed a video for their new single ‘Machinery’ off of their debut record ‘We Fucked a Flame Into Being’. It’s clear they know what’s good, because they were able to enlist the ever-discerning eye and director’s hand of Willy Vanderperre to bring their tune to life.

The song is a sweltering, brassy passion piece and the video’s blue-hued, oh-so-Belgian reception hall is an exquisite scene to set lyrics like “I don’t claim to be sober, I don’t claim to be right”. Devoldere gives that ‘earnest but misguided drunk dude climbs on makeshift stage at the end of the local function to lay out his feels’ performance to a tee, while Kreusch flings herself into the character of last girl standing with aplomb and the perfect amount of sequins. A mysterious … Read More »



LISTEN TO MIGOS “CULTURE” (ALBUM)

Posted on January 27th, by Dominique in magazine, music. No Comments

Raindrop drop top

Instead of reading a long article about the new Migos album

Just go cop.

(image via The Fader)

“CULTURE” is out on Tidal, Spotify and iTunes .



THE LIZZIES GET LIT IN NEW VIDEO ‘SO GOOD’

Posted on January 27th, by immi in magazine, music. No Comments

Any questions? Our fave Brussels girl band The Lizzies just dropped the video for their new single ‘So Good’, which is such a total bop. This is the third video from their upcoming EP ‘Only You’ and the song’s title says it all, really. Suh good.

The video sees the duo take Paris and Brussels, chilling on rooftops and in night shops decked out in peak 90s vintage garb. Inspired by The Lizzies’ favourite era in music videos, the concept was to give us a little throwback mixed with the good girl/bad girl paradigm. Director Ashley Parango from the Parisian all-female DJ, style and music collective Girls Do It Better mixed VHS tape recordings with HD shots to fully immerse us in The Lizzies‘ universe.

The band is set to go on a tour of Toronto and Montréal in the months to come so be sure to keep an eye … Read More »



KNOTORYUS AT WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK AW2017-18 (PARIS MEN’S FASHION WEEK REVIEW)

Posted on January 19th, by Dominique in art, magazine, music, style. 3 comments

(Above image: Ronald Stoops for Walter Van Beirendonck)

Each season, when Walter Van Beirendonck sends out his coveted invitations, like clockwork, the speculation begins and we ask ourselves: What will the W do? So when a little less then a month ago, we could feast our eyes on the gorgeous AW2017-2018 Paul Boudens-designed posters, this time featuring stellar artwork by Wujic Jo with the word “ZWART” (meaning “black”) ominously emblazoned across the top, we wondered: had human kind finally done it?

Two Winters ago, the original and most notorious Antwerp Six member asked to “STOP TERRORISING OUR WORLD“. Last year Walter was “WOEST” (“furious”). Did the widely displayed lack of empathy in this world finally push the brightest of top tier designers over the edge? Had we finally engaged in enough horrible stuff that even Walter, our beloved everlasting beacon of future-positive thinking, thought there was no hope left? Was he going to send … Read More »



LISTEN TO SAMPHA – “NO ONE KNOWS ME (LIKE THE PIANO)”

Posted on January 12th, by legrandfromage in magazine, music, video. No Comments

Time to stock up on aloe vera hankies or face a certain future of wiping your damp nostrils on your shirtsleeves too damn much.



8 LIFE LESSONS FROM THAT (!) SOLANGE INTERVIEW

Posted on January 11th, by immi in magazine, music. No Comments

Not every interview is an event, but Solange speaking to her big sis and just tipping over her jar of wisdom pearls for us to gather and string into like a sick choker or something, now that’s a moment. For ‘A Seat At the Table’, Solange interviewed mama Tina and her father Matthew, so she felt that requesting Beyoncé to call her up for Interview magazine would make everything come full-circle. I bless this concept and I bless Andy Warhol. Since we weren’t able to see her perform ‘Rise’, ‘Weary’ and ‘Cranes In The Sky’ at the #ObamaFarewell (don’t get me started) event this week, this interview more than makes up for it as Solo talks freely about womanism, knowing what you want from the jump, creating your own creative spaces if need be and finding inspiration by just looking … Read More »





A CUT ABOVE SMALL “APOCALYPSE” DROP

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The logo was reworked using the ‘Apocalypse Now’...

KNOTORYUS CATCHES UP WITH POLITICAL STREETWEAR BRAND HYPEPEACE TO DISCUSS THE NEW DESIGNS, PROTESTS & ANONYMITY  

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FUTURA SET TO RELEASE WORLDWIDE UNIQLO COLLABORATION (FIRST PREVIEW)

It’s been announced that artist icon and KNOTORYUS all-time favourite FUTURA AKA Leonard ‘Lenny’ McGurr will be releasing a collection for global retailer Uniqlo‘s UT line in March and...

PALACE DROPS FULL SS17 LOOKBOOK 

After a proper tease, PALACE have kindly given us their complete lookbook (or as Lev likes to call it: DAS LOOKY BOOKY) for SS17. The...

KNOTORYUS BEST OF NEW YORK FASHION WEEK WOMENSWEAR (AW17)

It should come to few people’s surprise that New York Fashion Week was outspokenly political for AW17. Designers with all kinds of diverse backgrounds...

MY PERSONAL SUPREME SS2017 TEN PRODUCT SELECTION

When I saw the new Supreme SS17 collection-reveal yesterday, I of course knew immediately that you’ll definitely catch me outside in head-to-toe all-over-Obama-on-wax-print, but...

LET’S TALK ABOUT WOLFGANG TILLMANS AHEAD OF HIS EXPO AT TATE MODERN

German-born artist and photographer Wolfgang Tillmans creates images that are instantly arresting in their intimacy. Moments congealed in time, that you feel priviliged to...

RAF SIMONS DEBUTS FIRST COLLECTION FOR CALVIN KLEIN (ALL THE LOOKS + REVIEW & SOUNDTRACK)

Today at 10 AM local time, Raf Simons and Creative Director Pieter Mulier introduced us to the new Calvin Klein Collection at New York...

BROMANCE RECORDS ANNOUNCES END WITH SPECIAL MIX

Well this sucks.

Here’s the official statement released on the Bromance Facebook page 5 minutes ago:

“We’ve been here together for five years, delivered about fifty...

KNOTORYUS CHECKS IN WITH DESIGNERS MARIE-SOPHIE BEINKE, EMMANUEL A. RYNGAERT & SCHUELLER DE WAAL AHEAD OF THE ACT! CUT! PLAY! FASHION FILM SCREENING

When I was 15, I saw my first fashion film. It was a Prada feature named ‘Thunder Perfect Mind’, directed by Ridley & Jordan...

YOUR FEBRUARY WOMEN’S AW17 SHOWS CHECKLIST

Simone Rocha SS17 Are your eyelashes fastened? Did you manage to sneak in a gulp of air in between shows? Because there’s no getting off...

RAF SIMONS SUBTLE #RESIST AND HIS CALVIN KLEIN SS17 AMERICAN CLASSICS CAMPAIGN

I’ve pondered this a couple of times: how does signing a longterm contract and moving to a new country feel if you made this decision during a legendary time when the first black president...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY J DILLA (NEW TRIBUTE MIX)
R.I.P. Jay Dee. Donuts forever.
CHANCE THE RAPPER DROPS “SAME DRUGS” VIDEO (WATCH)

Off the perpetually excellent (and Grammy-nominated) mixtape ‘Coloring Book’, Chance The Rapper surprise-dropped an ace video for “Same Drugs”, directed by Jake Schreier.

Joined by the ‘Magnificent...

STRANGER TUNES
Three recent releases and three ways to deal with reality at its most jagged.