JUST THE MUSIC, HOLD EVERYTHING ELSE


WATCH AMANDLA STENBERG CROON IN SELF-DIRECTED & EDITED VIDEO FOR “LET MY BABY STAY”

Amandla Stenberg decided that ready or not, it’s time to fully inform the world that next to acting, writing and showing the next generation how to be fully woke and... Read More »


FRANK OCEAN DEBUTS “LENS” (LISTEN)

Frank Ocean’s Beats 1 radio show ‘Blonded Radio’ is like a gift certificate for intermittent spirit pick-me-ups when you most need it. What started off with the release of... Read More »


MYKKI BLANCO “HIDEAWAY” VIDEO (WATCH)

The video for the inimitable Mykki Blanco’s “Hideaway”, directed by Daisy Zhou (“How To Be a Black Panther”), has dropped and it’s so important.

Made in collaboration with W Magazine... Read More »


THINGS TO BE HERE FOR THIS WEEK: DON’T DO IT

Honestly The Mood™ has never been this strong. This. Girl. Gets. It.

The following little box of gems is yours to open and rummage through if a random meme on your... Read More »


WATCH THE NEW KENDRICK LAMAR VIDEO ‘HUMBLE’

What does your household discuss over breakfast?

The three of us talked about the new Kendrick Lamar video for ‘Humble’, the second drop of the artist’s highly anticipated new project.

It references TV shows,... Read More »


KENDRICK LAMAR RELEASES “THE HEART PART 4”, PUTS THE INDUSTRY ON NOTICE

Kendrick Lamar has dropped his first single of 2017 and Black Twitter/every other rapper currently working has been left aquiver. “The Heart Part 4” is a scorching take on... Read More »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO VJEZE FUR & PERRE VAN DEN BRINK AKA TRATLEHNER

(Image: Perre van den Brink & Freddy Tratlehner at Avenue © Kelly Fober)

The morning I’m interviewing the two creative polymaths behind TRATLEHNER, the Amsterdam-based clothing label that had a succesful run in... Read More »


LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NEW SOULWAX ALBUM “FROM DEEWEE”

With their first studio effort in 12 (!) years burning a hole in whichever digital port much-anticipated releases are stocked in, brothers Stephen and David Dewaele and Stefaan Van... Read More »


WATCH ARCA – ‘REVERIE’

An almost uncomfortably intimate and tender exploration of desire, death, self-doubt and the beauty of owning your struggle. Directed by Jesse Kanda. Read More »

LISTEN TO STUFF. – ‘STRATA’

Fans of Kaytranada, Karriem Riggins, BadBadNotGood will be chuffed with STUFF. Read More »

LISTEN TO SOULWAX “MISSING WIRES”

Whatever you're dancing around these days (the truth, an awkward conversation, a bonfire of your current personal identity... these are just options), let it be to "Missing Wires" by... Read More »

THE XX – SAY SOMETHING LOVING – VIDEO

This video and song are giving me goosebumps and if I connect the dots between those goosebumps, they are spelling out "DON'T LET IT SLIP AWAY". Read More »

NICOLAS KARAKATSANIS SHOOTS VIDEO FOR “WARHOLA” DIRECTED BY ANDERS MALMBERG

The greatest working Director of Photography out there, our own Nicolas Karakatsanis, was commissioned by fellow Belgians Warhola and Danish director Anders Malmberg to shoot the video for “Jewels”.

No one knows how to... Read More »


Eyecandy Smörgasbord feat. Blanck Mass, Mount Eerie, Astroid Boys, etc.

Ryan Hewett

Your mask is shifting.

Blanck Mass – Please

Your connection is in flux.

Mount Eerie –... Read More »

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 releases, organized more than 300... Read More »


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 Coloring World Tour’ puppets, the... Read More »


STRANGER TUNES

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

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

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... Read More »


LISTEN TO MIGOS “CULTURE” (ALBUM)

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 .

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THE LIZZIES GET LIT IN NEW VIDEO ‘SO GOOD’

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... Read More »


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

(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... Read More »


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

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

8 LIFE LESSONS FROM THAT (!) SOLANGE INTERVIEW

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... Read More »


STREAM NOODLE’S (GORILLAZ) NEW MIXTAPE

* FANGIRL SCREECH * That’s how Soundcloud user ‘Paradoxian Demon’ welcomed the drop of a new half-hour mixtape created by Noodle of Gorillaz. I gladly join in the canon... Read More »


THE XX — “SAY SOMETHING LOVING” (LISTEN)

2017, what’s good? If you’re reading this, I hope you’re feeling happy and healthy and if your backing vocals are a hot mess, I pray you can brush it off too. Let’s... Read More »


IMMI’S FAVOURITE THINGS IN 2016 POP CULTURE THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED.

Before Immi took off on a well-deserved holiday last Friday, he jotted down 10 of the things that kept him going this year. Expect Stefaan’s list tomorrow and mine... Read More »

THINGS TO BE HERE FOR THIS WEEK

One last bull hop around the rodeo, folks! (Was that a correct rodeo reference? My outdoorsy cattle-related Americana knowledge is limited to what I’ve picked up obsessing over Tom... Read More »


CHILDISH GAMBINO – “REDBONE” LIVE ON THE TONIGHT SHOW

Hey there. Why not watch Donald Glover perform topless in silver glitter pants while sporting an impressive "Lando moustache"? Stay woke! Read More »

WATCH MYKKI BLANCO “I’M IN A MOOD” VIDEO

I am extremely happy Mykki Blanco collaborated with berlin-based music platform COLORS and Highsnobiety on a live performance visual for ‘I’m In a Mood’, my favourite track of the “MYKKI” album.

Mykki... Read More »


WATCH WOLFGANG TILLMANS/FRAGILE VISUAL EP “THAT’S DESIRE / HERE WE ARE”

If you were still muttering ‘With this Apple appliance…’ in your best German lilt months after the drop of Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’, you’re in luck. The fabled photographer and... Read More »


JADEN & WILLOW TAKE LONDON/PARIS/MY LIFE

The Smith siblings are honestly entombing me too much right now. We’re two days into this week and they were already handed a British Fashion Council ‘New Fashion Icons’ award... Read More »


CHILDISH GAMBINO DROPS NEW ALBUM ‘AWAKEN, MY LOVE!’ (LISTEN)

We could all write trilogies on how this year got us messed up but undeniably music has come to our collective rescue in 2016. A fresh release to add... Read More »


LISTEN TO HOURS OF GREAT HIP HOP CURATED BY SLICK RICK

2025 Nobel Prize for Literature winner Slick Rick curates a playlist for your next old school hip hop house party. Read More »

WATCH BRANDY KILL THIS MEDLEY AT THE 2016 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS

By the looks of it, last night’s broadcast of the 2016 Soul Train Awards was pretty epic.

I need to get a lot of work done today, so I’ll watch the... Read More »


LEARNING LIFE’S LESSONS: FRANK OCEAN’S LATEST INTERVIEW & ‘BLONDE’ DECODED

Trying to understand Frank Ocean is like being in one of those revolving Madhouse rides: you think you – literally – know what’s up but then it turns out... Read More »


FREE DOWNLOAD: SOULWAX – “TRANSIENT PROGRAM FOR DRUMS AND MACHINERY” + 2017 TOUR DATES

Listen to their first piece of (official) new material in eleven years. Read More »

WILLOW SMITH DROPS “NOVEMBER 9TH”, SOOTHING OUR SORE SOULS

Willow Smith, who clearly has no qualms about being so great so early in life, has just dropped the ethereal song ‘November 9th’, written on election day and fully... Read More »


5 CURRENT #MOOD MIXES

5 mixes to switch off the madness outside and switch on the light inside. Current #mood : #calmdown #lowkeyagressive #realblackish #holdme #glowedup Read More »

WHERE TO BUY KANYE WEST’S YEEZY SEASON 3 BECAUSE IT’S COMING

My mailbox is ringing with Yeezy Season 3 collection drop-announcements from some of my favourite apparel stores and as a very happy Season 1 customer I’m already picking out my favourites.

I own... Read More »


LOOKS TO STUNT IN ON HALLOWEEN

Image: Beyoncé 

I’ve never much been one for Halloween. I don’t particularly enjoy actively seeking out the feeling of horror or jumping out of shady alleyways to frighten others, to... Read More »


EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Junya Watanabe, Oathbreaker, Baloji, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jeroen Lemaitre, A$AP

 Junya Watanabe

re-imagines the spikes of punk lore as an elegant bolster of soft petals and nudges the entire fashion universe in a new, more interesting direction.

... Read More »

VIC MENSA DROPS ’16 SHOTS’ VIDEO (WATCH)

There’s no looking away from the new Vic Mensa ’16 Shots’ video. Taken from his debut EP, ‘There’s Alot Going On’, the 5-minute clip and protest song features dash cam footage from... Read More »


LISTEN TO ‘THE DANCER’ BY COCAINE PISS

This fantastic, shouty, dip-your-funny-bits-in-glitter-and-jump-around Belgian foursome just released their debut album 'the Dancer', produced by Steve Albini. It is awesome. Read More »

SOLANGE AND HER NEW ALBUM + BOOK “A SEAT AT THE TABLE” ARE KEEPING ME FROM GETTING ARRESTED

Between being stared down aggressively during my daily subway commute by soldiers carrying machine guns, having my work bag searched frequently (when I’m not accompanied by my blonde husband, because, see, then I’m accounted for),... Read More »


THE LIZZIES DROP NEW VIDEO ‘FORGET ABOUT IT’ (WATCH)

The Lizzies just released their video for ‘Forget About It’ and it’s a trip.

Inspired by the song’s lyrics and cloud rap/trillwave aesthetics, the Rock Well-directed video is a pink skies... Read More »


EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. embraces, hope, grief and work in progress

Keep watch. Feat. ShowStudio, Nick Cave, Massive Attack, Soft Hair and more. Read More »

CULT SOUNDTRACK TO ‘JAN ZONDER VREES’ (1984) GETS A VINYL RELEASE

This small synth masterpiece by Brussels-based composer Alain Pierre was the earworm-sidepiece to Flanders's first feature-length animation in 1984. Despite its cult classic status, it had never gotten a... Read More »

BON IVER RELEASES 33 “GOD” LYRIC VIDEO, ENTHRALLS MASSES (WATCH)

Y’all haters may be corny with that Illuminati mess, but that will not stop Justin ‘Icon of Dance’ Vernon of Bon Iver from convoking Beëlzebub with this new lyric video... Read More »


KANYE WEST PREMIERES “FADE” VIDEO AT MTV VMAs 2016 (WATCH HERE)

A lot of things happened at the 2016 MTV VMAs just a few hours ago.

Desiigner showed up wearing Devon Halfnight Leflufy FW16 boots.

Beyoncé cancelled everything mid-award show and performed half... Read More »


KING KRULE A.K.A. THE RETURN OF PIMP SHRIMP (stream)

Listen to "Feel Safe 88": a cool, swaying strut across the summer pavement. Read More »

‘BLONDE’ BY FRANK OCEAN: A REVIEW

He took a nap. People were already anaemic recovering from ‘Endless’ and Frank Ocean took a nap as his excruciatingly anticipated new album debuted online. This is Joanne The Scammer levels... Read More »


FRANK OCEAN RELEASES VISUAL ALBUM “ENDLESS” – STREAM + REVIEW HERE

If there ever was an appropriate time to bust out the Mr Krabs meme, it’s now. For on this day, we have been delivered. Frank Ocean has released ‘Endless’, a... Read More »


FIVE MIXES FOR FRIDAY

Looking for a longer listen? We got five on it. Feat. TLOP (chopped), Stranger Things, Blackest Ever Black, Beyond the Wizards Sleeve and Tobacco. Read More »

A ROSE, COLD WATER AND A DANCE CHURCH

This week was already marked by our generation’s biggest data spill since WikiLeaks but there are still other things you can equally be here for, even after you’ve mopped... Read More »


THINGS TO BE HERE FOR THIS WEEK

These are trying times to say the least, so allow me to provide you with some much-needed spiritual ‘entertaintment’. Lobster bisque for the soul. Things to be here for... Read More »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO GOOSE’S MICKAEL KARKOUSSE (INTERVIEW)

When you’d ask the question what I was doing when I first heard about Belgian band GOOSE, the answer would probably be heavy on the “coming down from the... Read More »


THIS GOOSE-ALEX SALINAS-KNOTORYUS VIDEO IS WHAT YOU NEED

When GOOSE reached out to KNOTORYUS asking if we wanted to work on something together in regards to their excellent new album “What You Need” and I subsequently bumped into Alex Salinas the... Read More »


DOWNLOAD ARCA – Entrañas

Entrañas is dark, murky, fascinating. Creeping flesh and bruises. Read More »

LISTEN TO FREETOWN SOUND (ALBUM) BY BLOOD ORANGE & WATCH AUGUSTINE (VIDEO)

Today is the day that Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange blessed us with his brand new album “Freetown Sound” and a video for its first single “Augustine”.

Dev is just... Read More »


ANTWERP FASHION ACADEMY SHOW2016 SOUNDTRACK

It’s always great to share the night when young creative talent sends its best efforts across a runway, and the best time of the year to do so is when... Read More »


THINGS TO BE HERE FOR THIS WEEK

Gosha Rubchinskiy SS17 – image: Pitti Immagine

No need to front: this past weekend’s events in Orlando have taken quite the toll on my spirit. There is nothing more deeply disheartening... Read More »


HERE’S 10 GREAT SAMPLE MIXES

You know what soothes me every time? A casually, perfectly executed sample mix. Read More »

Eyecandy Smorgasbörd feat. Tessa Kuragi, Nick knight, Skepta, Mykki Blanco, Radiohead, Keiichi Matsuda, Hastune Miku

Confusion, desire, augmented dystopia, embracing the unreal and some excellent MC'ing. Read More »

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COLORING BOOK BASED ON THE CHANCE THE RAPPER MIXTAPE

You can now make yourself 10% happier by downloading a free colouring book based on the excellent Chance The Rapper Mixtape 'Coloring Book' and try a different kind of... Read More »

LISTEN TO MYTH SYZER & IKAZ BOI for BROMANCE RECORDS – “NOBODY”

Listen to "Nobody" by Myth Sizer & Ikaz Boi on BROMANCE records, from their debut EP ("Cerebral"). Read More »

Eyecandy Smorgasbörd feat. Abra, A$AP Mob, Kaytranada, James Blake, Eric White, Visual Disco

Colourful crawling, jungle data moshing, creepy paintings, feelgood robot dancing, bleak butterflies and goosebumps.

Read More »

THOUSANDS OF OTHERWISE MUNDANE LIVES TEMPORARILY MADE POIGNANT AND SAD BY STREAMING NEW RADIOHEAD ALBUM

From all over the world, reports are coming in of people with otherwise non-eventful, medium-happy lives suddenly experiencing poignant moments of existential intensity while listening to the new Radiohead... Read More »


KNOTORYUS IS WATCHING: THE LIZZIES ‘ONLY YOU’ (VIDEO)

If you’re not up on your Belgian talent, you most definitely need a formal introduction to The Lizzies: KNOTORYUS family member Tauba and her just-as-dropdead-gorge bestie Louise are all... Read More »


2016 TRIBUTE MIXES for Phife Dawg, Prince, David Bowie

Here to remind us all about the joy of being alive: a foursome of tribute mixes full of classics plucked from the #RIP2016 stream that's been flooding our days. Read More »

HOW TO PREPARE FOR BEYONCÉ’S #LEMONADE

 

If you’re still reeling from the news that Prince has left us, you can come sit with us. This is just not okay, and won’t be for a very... Read More »


KNOTORYUS IS WATCHING : BRINGHIM “PENDULUM” (VIDEO)

I’m really stoked about the contributions some of these new(-ish) kids are making to Belgian hip-hop and hip-hop tout court.

Lord knows cats like Baloji have been operating on some lonely level and... Read More »


10 GREAT TRACKS THAT WERE USED AS A RUNWAY SOUNDTRACK FOR AUTUMN/WINTER 2016

Aside from the collections, I always look forward to the music choices at fashion week. Here are ten tracks I loved, some of them completely new to me, too. Read More »

THAMES SS2016 BECAUSE I’LL BASICALLY BUY ANYTHING BLONDEY MCCOY IS SELLING

(Blondey McCoy portrait by Mike O’Meally)

For this post’s occasion I thought I’d count how many Thames products I already own and apparently it’s a grand total of six. Which... Read More »


THINGS TO BE HERE FOR THIS WEEK

You could be here for the fact that it’s Saint Patrick’s Day again and you were finally able to pull out that green thing from the ’not so cute in... Read More »


THINGS TO BE HERE FOR THIS WEEK

Has your week so far been more like the carpet at Maria Sharapova’s press conference than Kim K Klapback fabulous? Here are a couple of things you can well... Read More »


UNITE OR PERISH

Gener8ion is producer Surkin’s depository of unapologetic, raw club beats. His latest EP on Bromance Records is the soundtrack to falling through a hole in a Tokyo dance floor, riding... Read More »


THE KILLS – DOING IT TO DEATH (VIDEO)

Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince aka The Kills are back and they most certainly did not come to play.

I have the best memories of Domino sending us “Midnight Boom” in 2008, me... Read More »


Eyecandy Smorgasbörd feat. Massive Attack, Blaze, IloveMakkonen, Young Fathers, Rosamund Pike, Chrystal Castles, Future, Sticky Baby, Nina Hagen

Mostly NSFW so stop scrolling now if you’re not up for the evil possessions, dirty (sprite) emoji, juvenile swimming pool parties and/or pink eighties hair ahead.

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5 MIXES FOR THE WEEKEND feat. House Shoes, J Dilla, The Lizzies, J. Rocc, Mobb deep, A Cut Above, Soulwax

Since you can’t stream ‘The Life of Pablo’ 48 hours in a row (no matter how many new tracks and versions Kanye keeps siphoning into your feed), here’s a... Read More »


THINGS TO BE HERE FOR THIS WEEK

Since I couldn’t get Alessandro to send me carbon copies of Beyoncé’s Gucci video looks, I had to direct my obsession elsewhere. Here are some things to be #here... Read More »


RIHANNA’S ‘ANTI’ ALBUM DROPS AS A FREE DOWNLOAD

It’s here and it’s free (for now).

Rihanna dropped the much-anticipated “ANTI” as a fRiRi download (yeah, I said it), courtesy of Tidal. 

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EYECANDY Smorgasbörd feat. Fatima Al Qadiri, Kelsey henderson, A$AP Ferg, Future, Phurpa, Amina Blue, Questlove, Greem Jellyfish, etc.

Some things are true, even though they can never be explained

(shouts to Gödel!).

For example: Fatima Al Qadiri’s sounds and cover art for ‘BRUTE‘ are a near-perfect representation of what it’s been... Read More »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO WILLY VANDERPERRE ABOUT HIS DEBUT SHORT FILM “NAKED HEARTLAND”

(Image : Willy Vanderperre by Nicolas Karakatsanis)

I come from an upbringing where I struggled with the dichotomy that comes with spending one’s childhood and early teenage years in a strict catholic school environment... Read More »


G.O.O.D. FRIDAY ON BLUE MONDAY : LISTEN TO KANYE WEST “NO MORE PARTIES IN L.A.” ft. KENDRICK LAMAR

“I’m too black, I’m too vocal, I’m too flagrant.”

A couple of days later than expected and after apologising for the delay caused by having to check on Yeezy Season... Read More »


LOOK BACK AT IT – LISTEN TO THE KNOTORYUS 2015 MUSIC MIX

Now that we've rubbed the gunk out of your eye sockets after our hyper-short hibernation, we're ready to stare 2016 straight in the face. But not before making a... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM DOMINIQUE, STEFAAN AND IMMI

As tradition demands it: our annual ritual of looking backwards and forwards at the same time. Read More »

WORKIN – PUFF DADDY (VIDEO ft. TRAVI$ SCOTT & BIG SEAN dir. by HYPE WILLIAMS)

“I do this shit for B.I.G. so if you don’t like me, fuck you and the building you #workin.”

CO-SIGN.

Fire video, fire song. Puff stays relevant, I don’t care what anyone... Read More »


DAVID BOWIE – BLACKSTAR (VIDEO directed by Johan Renck)

I know that it might feel like everything around us is going to shit, but try to find comfort in the fact that David Bowie is still out there... Read More »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO VIRGIL ABLOH ABOUT COMPETING AT THE FASHION OLYMPICS, JUSTIN BIEBER’S ON-POINTNESS & HIS BEST FRIEND RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT #KANYE 2020 (INTERVIEW)

KNOTORYUS was invited by Ouni and luxury store SMETS to attend the private presentation of the OFF-WHITE c/o Virgil Abloh FW15_16 installation and subsequent dinner in the presence of the... Read More »


JOIN KNOTORYUS AT NE VACUUM by A.F. VANDEVORST + JORIS VAN DE MOORTEL

Belgian designers A.F. Vandevorst will be presenting their second collaboration with artist Joris Van de Moortel, “Ne Vacuum”, this Friday. Turning Antwerp gallery Sofie Van de Velde into a... Read More »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO NICOLAS KARAKATSANIS ABOUT WAYS OF SEEING – EPISODE 1 (INTERVIEW)

(above image : Nicolas Karakatsanis by Willy Vanderperre)

Raise your hands if you have been fangirl-ing over a Director of Photography and Visual Artist for almost ten years straight. No... Read More »


PISS ON YOUR GRAVE – TRAVI$ SCOTT FT KANYE WEST VIDEO dir. by NABIL

Perfectly timed on a Friday & Halloween, here’s Travis Scott video for “Piss On Your Grave” ft. Kanye West.

I for one cannot get enough of Travi$ and... Read More »


DRAKE – “HOTLINE BLING” VIDEO (WATCH)

Drake – Apple Music

Hotline Bling video out now.

Drake just dropped the video for “Hotline Bling” and COME ON it features some of the most epic black -didn’t quite inherit the... Read More »


GESAFFELSTEIN ‘MARYLAND – (DISORDER)’ SOUNDTRACK (FULL)

Someone uploaded the full soundtrack to “Maryland” by Gesaffelstein on Youtube yesterday. His label, Zone Records, shared it so I know they’re cool with it if you listen to this... Read More »


THE UNANSWERED QUESTION (CLOUD-BASED BLISS)

Is it weird if I talk to you about my funeral music right now?

When I first heard ‘The Unanswered Question’ by Charles Yves a couple of years ago, I... Read More »


BALOJI DROPS A VIDEO FOR ‘CAPTURE’ AND CURATES A SUNGLASSES COLLECTION FOR KOMONO (LOOKBOOK)

I think it was in a 2007 issue of the local edition of ELLE in which I got a 4 page interview with Baloji published, that the last lines of my feature read : “There... Read More »


RRIGHT NOW : BALOJI – 64 BITS AND MALACHITE

Finally, BALOJI season is approaching! On September 2, the incredible artist and KNOTORYUS ally will drop the first video from his anticipated 64 Bits and Malachite EP which he filmed and co-directed... Read More »


NEW FKA twigs – M3LL155X

These are good days, my friends. I’m not going to bore you with the whys and the hows. (The list is long and the gratitude is plentiful.) You’ve got... Read More »


YOUNG THUG IN WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK, MOLLY GODDARD, RAF SIMONS FOR DAZED

Not only does Disney-kid-gone-right and fearless teenage voice, Amandla Stenberg, who has been patiently trying to explain to people twice her age what appropriation means, cover the Fall issue of Dazed,... Read More »


EYECANDY Smörgasbord feat. Kendrick Lamar, the Internet, Kaytranada, Vince Staples, James Pants, Slug Christ, BadBadNotGood, etc.

It's hot out today. So hot I can see back in time. So hot I feel like a 3D figurine melting into a 2D version of itself. Read More »

RRIGHT NOW – THE AMSTERDAM EDITION ft. NIPPON, PATTA x PRINS, BONNE REIJN & DONNIE FT VJEZE FUR

Amsterdam has been stunting as always, and it’s pretty cool to see some younger cats trying to get theirs as well.

Its all really a no degrees of separation thing, so come follow... Read More »


BLESSINGS, SIDE-EYES & A SOUNDTRACK : KNOTORYUS WENT TO SHOW2015 TO SEE THE ANTWERP FASHION DEPARTMENT CLASS OF 2015 GRADUATE

(Image : Boy Kortekaas)

Just like every year, KNOTORYUS was excited and honoured to be invited to the end of year show of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine... Read More »


A$AP ROCKY : LSD (OFFICIAL VIDEO) FT. YOON from AMBUSH and DIRECTED BY DEXTER NAVY

A$AP Rocky just dropped the video for “LSD” and I am so glad it features the beautiful YOON from AMBUSH who I think is way too slept on but I’m guessing... Read More »


Le Le – Le Micro Collection: New album, 9 tracks, all 15 seconds, all on Instagram

Genius Dutch lolboys and casual game changers Le Le have dropped an entire album on Instagram.

9 posts, all 15 seconds long and animated by Parra.

My favourite is “Emotionally Unstable... Read More »


A CUT ABOVE 7 YEARS ANNIVERSARY with VIRGIL ABLOH & GUILLAUME BERG

A little over a week ago, A Cut Above founder Robin De Flô, aka Flo, stopped by the KNOTORYUS offices to discuss the ACA High Summer 15 collection (which we... Read More »


RRIGHT NOW incl. PALACE X ADIDAS PART 2, ACA SUMMER 15, SKEPTA BY GRACE LADOJA & THE ABC BOOK OF DRUGS

“This ain’t a culture it’s my religion.” SKEPTA

Been-boundary-pushing Brit Grace LaDoja directed Skepta’s “SHUTDOWN” video.

Yué Wu brought his #WhatIlikedToday series back and now it’s the best thing on Instagram.

Lev and... Read More »


KNOTORYUS LISTENS TO HONG KONG DONG : “HURRICANE”

I know for sure (and have known for a while) that Brother (Boris Zeebroek)/Sister (Sarah Yu Zeebroek)/Husband (Geoffrey Burton) group Hong Kong Dong harbours three of this country’s most talented and... Read More »


NO MORE – ‘SUICIDE COMMANDO’

Although I'm all for elimination of desires and instant gratification in favour of the long-term amplification of altruistic love, I need (neeeeeeed) the reissue of the 'Suicide Commando' cult... Read More »

AVENUE ANTWERP TO RELEASE THE KANYE WEST X ADIDAS YEEZY BOOST 750

After being bombarded with all kinds of news about the Kanye West x adidas originals Yeezy Boost 750, one piece of crucial information had been missing : where to get yours. New Yorkers... Read More »

BADBADNOTGOOD & GHOSTFACE KILLAH – TONE’S RAP (LISTEN & DOWNLOAD )

A couple of more days (Feb. 24) until the BADBADNOTGOOD & GHOSTFACE KILLAH album “Sour Soul” drops.

To tease their joint venture some more, the Torontonians and the Staten Island poet... Read More »


KANYE WEST X ADIDAS : FIRST IMAGES OF THE YEEZY BOOST

After bringing you all the available information on the upcoming Kanye West for adidas release in one clear post, we now present the very first reveal of one of the... Read More »


THE KANYE WEST X ADIDAS COLLABORATION : PARTNER LET ME UPDATE U

Update: See the first images of the adidas Yeezy Boost 750 HERE

As it is pretty clear that the first Kanye West x adidas release is approaching, it is time to... Read More »


RIHANNA FT KANYE WEST & PAUL MCCARTNEY : FOURFIVESECONDS (VIDEO)

Here is the video for “FourFiveSeconds”, the first song from Rihanna’s upcoming new album.

Directed by legendary photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, it of course features the song’s... Read More »


ARCA – “SHEEP” – HOOD BY AIR FW15 RUNWAY SOUNDTRACK

Download or stream the beautiful, outer worldly soundtrack by Arca for the 'Hood By Air' label's FW 15 runway show. It's called 'sheep'. You can make your own 'these bleats... Read More »

FKA TWIGS – PENDULUM – KINBAKU VIDEO (NSFW)

FKA Twigs continues her visual theme of power and initimacy with a Kinbaku-inspired video for LP1 highlight 'Pendulum'. Read More »

LISTEN TO KANYE WEST FT PAUL MCCARTNEY : “ONLY ONE”

Kanye West just dropped a new song featuring Paul McCartney and the lyrics are written from his late mom’s -Dr. Donda West who passed away in 2007-   perspective.

Kanye West also... Read More »


DEATH GRIPS – INANIMATE SENSATION (VIDEO)

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee----------------------------Rev that engine and aim that machine straight at the wall. Death Grips is set to release their last ever album "The Powers that B". "Inanimate Sensation" is culled from... Read More »

MAD DECENT CHRISTMAS MIXTAPE: A VERY DECENT CHRISTMAS

Let the festivities commence: Diplo dropped the Mad Decent Chritsmas Mixtape 2014, like the well-oiled rumpus of an overzealous trap elf.

Fa-la-la-la-la (la la la la la).

By the way: “In... Read More »


LISTEN TO THE SHOWSTUDIO ‘KALI’ FASHION MIX

(Image by Slim Aarons)

If you’re not following the excellent Showstudio ‘Fashion’ mix series yet, you’ll… Well, let’s be honest, you’ll be allright. Let’s not set another ‘I need this,... Read More »


TEN SPOT: NY NY

Most of these songs we overheard on our recent trip to New York City: in Dover Street Market NYC, Opening Ceremony NYC, Stumptown Coffee, Alife, Generation Records Supreme, VFiles, Ace... Read More »

WATCH : I DON’T FUCK WITH YOU (VIDEO) – BIG SEAN FT E-40 (PROD. BY KANYE WEST & DJ MUSTARD)

This track has been one of my happy songs these past couple of weeks. It’s glorious how multi-applicable it is in all kinds of situations.

The video just dropped and... Read More »


PLOWING INTO THE FIELD OF LOVE

Here it is: a glorious sideswipe at being alive in 2014 and if you're in a band it's not Iceage: too bad. Read More »

IN HONOUR OF THE LAUNCH OF #254FOULARDS : YOUR KNOTORYUS GUIDE TO PIERRE DEBUSSCHERE

Most 30 year-olds from Kortrijk, Belgium don’t end up working with fashion’s greatest and directing 2 Beyoncé videos. (There was that one local dude who tattooed a bunch of... Read More »

PICTURES FROM THE EXCLUSIVE RICHIE HAWTIN SET AT THE RAF SIMONS’ IN THE NAME OF STORE

The great Raf Simons is in Antwerp and he is making sure everybody has fun.

If you haven’t been keeping up, go here.

Yesterday he, Charlotte Arts and Willy Vanderperre hosted... Read More »


DOWNLOAD: SILENT SERVANT STORE MIX FOR LN-CC

Next-level London store LN-CC asked Silent Servant to make an "audio interpretation" of their store space and the result is a pulsing, sweating, moving swath of living darkness. Listen... Read More »

LISTEN TO THE FIRST APHEX TWIN TRACK “MINIPOPS 67 [120.2][source field mix]” FROM THE NEW ALBUM SYRO

What if every track on Syro is as good as MINIPOPS 67 ? Oh, man. Only Aphex Twin can sound so pretty, melancholy and threatening at the... Read More »

MS LAURYN HILL – “BLACK RAGE” (DOWNLOAD + LYRICS)

After J.Cole posted the beautiful song “BE FREE” a couple of days ago, now the legendary Ms Lauryn Hill dedicated her track “BLACK RAGE” to the extremely sad and... Read More »


SUPREME FALL /WINTER 2014 : MY OWN PRIVATE TOP TWENTY

What days, my friends. The soundtrack to this dark ass film that keeps playing in my head is mostly Ghostface narrated.

(FUCK THAT)

(RUN)

(COPS GOT)

(GUNS)

(MOTHERFUCKERS)

Good thing Supreme just dropped the images... Read More »


YASS BISH ALL OVER THIS – DONNIE : “BRAKKA VAN BALMAIN” (VIDEO)

I know it’s in Dutch, but I simply can’t with this “Brakka Van Balmain” video Amsterdam-grown artist FKA Young Kermit, Donnie just dropped.

Getting your hair brushed, sipping from Versace... Read More »


I DO THINK IT’S EVIDENT THAT I’M THE LORD’S FAVORITE AND NOW IS THE TIME I SHOULD HAVE WHATEVER I DESIRE

IceAge shuffle off all requests to save punk and come out swaggering (note: actual, grammatically correct use of swaggering: deserves a pass) with a glorious romper of a new... Read More »

SNAKES ON A HIGHER MENTAL PLANE: LISTEN TO SHABAZZ PALACES: ‘LESE MAJESTY’

Slithering straight outta Luxor: the new Shabazz Palaces swallows the competition whole. Aside from the out-there-soundscapes (you can get lost in there for hours of attentive listening), there are lines... Read More »

JOIN KNOTORYUS AT WECANDANCE 14

I assume that most of the KNOTORYUS audience is also familiar with No Balls No Glory, A Polaroid Story : the excellent blog founded by Ouni on which she... Read More »


FRUITY BALONEY SANDWICH MIXTAPE

The monthly KNOTORYUS Spotify mixtape feat. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, FKA Twigs, AB-Soul, The Rolling Stones, Aphex Twin, Jamie XX, Baths, Trash Talk, The Beach Boys, How To Dress Well,... Read More »

DJ EDZON : LUFFIE DUFFIE PART 3 – “NO LOVE LOST”

 

She be the luckiest girl in the world. Not only because I am marrying the man of my dreams, but I’ve also asked my ALL TIME favourite DJ -he... Read More »


FKA TWIGS IS A GODDESS IN ‘TWO WEEKS’

Director Nabil channels the scenery of Norman Mailer's "Ancient Evenings" for the video for 'Two Weeks', the much-anticipated new FKA Twigs track announcing the release of LP1, due in... Read More »

VOILA: DOWNLOAD THE NEW DEATH GRIPS : “THE POWERS THAT B” disc 1

A message from Death Grips:

this is “niggas on the moon”, featuring björk on all 8 tracks. it is the first installment of our new double album, “the powers that... Read More »


EXCLUSIVE : KNOTORYUS #FAVEBOYS TALK TO LOFTY 305 BEFORE HIS ART SHOW AT LOCKWOOD / AVENUE

Less than a week from now, ON MAY 24TH, Miami bred artist Lofty 305 – part of Metro Zu–  who has been safely stashed away inside the LOCKWOOD/AVENUE headquarters... Read More »


NEW SHABAZZ PALACES – THEY COME IN GOLD

 

‘A sound is on the rise’: we had to wait three years for it, but ‘legends carry like a killer’s nerve’ and Shabazz Palaces is set to return with... Read More »


MICHAEL JACKSON – CHICAGO (PROD. TIMBALAND)

Man, that artwork just makes me really happy. And the song ain’t half bad, either.

Timbo on the beat, originally meant for ‘Invincible’, or so the Internet tells me.

Not gonna... Read More »


THE VERGE

“He had the sense not so much of walking on the sidewalk as he was moving through the universe”

(From ‘Tai Pei’ by Tao Lin.)

A new mixtape/life soundtrack feat. the... Read More »


PUMA STATES S/S 2014 – KNOW YOUR HISTORY

(images : Jamel Shabazz)

Seeing and hearing about PUMA STATES -or Clydes (as my artist friends) and them joints (as my bball, bboy/girl & skater holmes) used to call ’em- making... Read More »


THIS IS BELGIUM by NOSEDRIP

On the 25th of April The Word Magazine will be releasing a special ‘This Is Belgium’ book ‘part uselful guide, part passionate loveletter’. To tease and tantalize the masses,... Read More »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO MØ about being young, lifestyle diseases, eating all the candy and Tweeting with the Spice Girls

I meet Karen Marie Ørsted (MØ) backstage in Brussels, getting up from a worn-out fake leather couch to shake my hand and smile at me. It's an honest, open... Read More »

LOUIS VUITTON x GESAFFELSTEIN x SURFACE TO AIR (VIDEO)

The house of LV tapped Surface to Air and (current KNOTORYUS darlings) Zone records to create a clip for their 'Emprise' collection. They took their cue from that other... Read More »

JEFFERSON HACK : “DID YOU GIVE OLIVIER ZAHM A HARD TIME AS WELL, OR IS IT JUST ME?”

I don’t like watching regular TV. When I’m stressed out I like to watch reality greatness like “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” (I cried for Vivacious and am now switching... Read More »


BRUISED KNEES (WARRIOR MODE)

This month, we’ve been mostly marching through a landscape dotted with personal victories, keynote marathons, timeline-triggered grief, real love, professional compliments, toothaches, creeping deadlines, administrative purgatory passages and open... Read More »


LISTENING TO THE NEW JAY ELECTRONICA: “BETTER IN TUNE WITH THE INFINITE” (feat. LaTonya Givens) and “IN THE SYSTEM’ (Notorious B.I.G. remix by J. Peroid)

The universe is listening for Act ii but - for now - there is not a whisper of a release date. 'Better in tune with the infinite' might be... Read More »

HEY MA. HERE’S THE DIMEPIECE S/S 14 COLLECTION FT CAM’RON

Ever since I got a new phone LGF has been side-eyeing me for not getting a case, a protection slip and whatever else makes your shit about 3000% uglier.... Read More »


SUPREME x COMME DES GARCONS SHIRT S/S 2014 (COLLECTION + RELEASE DATE)

After releasing their Spring/Summer 14 collection a couple of weeks ago, SUPREME just unveiled their brand new collaboration with Comme Des Garçons SHIRT.

The collection features the late great New... Read More »


ALEX SALINAS X KNOTORYUS COVER STORY FOR DE MORGEN MAGAZINE FT. STEFANIE CALLEBAUT

Three weeks ago, I shot a new editorial for De Morgen Magazine with Belgian top photographer + all-round super interesting human ALEX SALINAS (he’s funny too -the best dudes... Read More »


FUN FUN FUN PUNK ROCK FUN WITH OFF!

The new OFF! album 'Wasted Years' is going to be epic. Two tracks have been released in appropriately fast tempo, one ("Void You Out") a lengthy nod to the... Read More »

TREND: TOTAL ABANDON

It's not really about a certain genre, more about a sense of total abandon. Remember: it's only underground until your favourite rapper claims it. Read More »

KNOTORYUS TALKS TO ARTIST KATRIEN MATTHYS & AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR / PHOTOGRAPHER TOON AERTS : “THERE IS A DRUG DEALER OUT THERE WAITING TO PUNCH ME IN THE MOUTH.”

Jon Spencer

(c) Toon Aerts

Toon Aerts is a good and talented dude. He directs award winning short films, makes dope commercials and takes an amazing picture. I first got to... Read More »


WATCH THE ‘YEEZUS’ FILM TRAILER DIRECTED BY HYPE WILLIAMS

First teaser of the Kanye West ‘Yeezus’ tour film, which will apparently be released in theatres soon.

Let’s hope that goes for overseas territories as well.

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FKA TWIGS x INC. (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

KNOTORYUS favourites FKA Twigs went to the desert with 'new music list' staples Inc. and made a pretty song and a pretty black-and-white video together. Then FKA made them... Read More »

PUZZLED BIRD’S EYE VIEW

While I’m writing this, slats of tepid sunrays are slipping through the window while outside puzzled birds are chirping on lukewarm, bare-knuckle branches. Seasons are getting jumbled. It’s supposed... Read More »


I WANT MY #CHANCEPANTS

Loosy goosy. Sassy Classy. #ChancePants

Hands in my pants ‘cuz girls just hand me thangs. #ChancePants

Never sweaty athletic extra credit poolside pants. #ChancePants

Hey girl. Yes, I am happy to see... Read More »


OUT OF THE BLACK

Second track to drop from the 'Blank Project' album feat. fellow Swede pop sensation Robyn. Read More »

MYSELF WHEN I AM REAL

A new playlist featuring lots of Charles Mingus, Damon Albarn, These New Puritans, Daniel Avery, Beck, The War on Drugs, Kronos Quartet, Baths, Mogwai and Tim Vanhamel. Read More »

I FOUND ANOTHER WAY TO CARESS MY DAY

It's hard to keep life lessons in mind on a Monday. Making the day matter. But beauty helps. It helps every time. So here's two (OK, three) beautiful videos... Read More »

KNOTORYUS x TIMBERLAND : STAY HOT, BERLIN!

I’m not one to easily get huddled off to press events, but when Timberland called and was all : “Dominique, can we fly you to Berlin to see our... Read More »


EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Fantastic Man, Kwes, Jaques Bodin, Aba Bayefski

The answer to "How do I look?" is "You look so good. Fantastic Man." Read More »

WATCH ‘EVERYDAY ROBOTS’ BY DAMON ALBARN (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Whoa. I confess I was only mildly curious when I clicked the new video for Damon Albarn's title track off of his first solo album: 'Everyday Robots'. But three... Read More »

REVELATIONS (first movement)

First playlist of the year: 'Revelations (first movement)'. Don't climb inside old freezers in the junkyard, don't put your nephew in the microwave, don't try to swim to... Read More »

EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat Wild Beasts, Jeremy Ayer, King Krule, Cass McCombs feat. Karen Black, Jesscia Stoller, TrenteMøller and ‘The Jump’

Cass McCombs feat. Karen Black. “Brighter”. A fantastic tribute to one of the most fascinating figures in American film and fringe... Read More »


WATCH NARDWUAR vs. DIPLO

The human serviette talks to Diplodocus about stripclubs, Ukranian manual labor, why his mom is friends with Sky Ferreira and how much money The Clash made on 'Paper Planes'... Read More »

3 FUN VIDEOS TO WATCH : one to laugh, one to sing along to and one to scratch your head at

Assuming you've only got 20 minutes of passive fun to spare now that the enormous, unstoppable boulder (of awesomeness) that is 2014 has been set in motion and you... Read More »

LISTEN TO BLACK LIPS – BOYS IN THE WOOD

Dem boys are wild and dem boys are swinging from Velvet Underground towards the Rolling Stones, it seems.

‘Boys in the Wood’ is a drinking song by the Black Lips,... Read More »


3 GREAT FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED BECAUSE OF BEYONCE

The Christmas-coming of Beyzus wiped out just about anything else on the internet for days. But just because Beyoncé took a page from the Death Grips anti-marketing playbook, that... Read More »


WATCH 17 NEW BEYONCE VIDEOS AND READ ABOUT 32 PEOPLE AND CONNECTS THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN

Because here KNOTORYUS are behind the scenes people, we thought we'd list some of the most remarkable talents that made Beyoncé's fifth album such a triumph. Read More »

DOWNLOAD CHILDISH GAMBINO ‘TELEGRAPH AVE’

As the release of ‘Because the Internet’ draws near, Donald Glover releases a new, melancholy Childish Gambino track called ‘Telegraph Ave’. Think The Weeknd for good guys with a... Read More »


‘DOGGYSTYLE’ TURNS 20: SNOOP DOGG MIXES ‘THE MUSIC THAT INSPIRED DOGGYSTYLE’

 

‘Doggystyle’ is, 20 years after its release, still a must-have for any music collection. It has aged remarkably well. Tribute mixes were to be expected. But not this. This... Read More »


WATCH R. KELLY SING ABOUT SEX DOLPHINS AND SANDWICHES

Allright, so I had a choice between magicians, mixtapes and R.Kelly to post today. It had to be Kellz. Rolling Stone gave him random phrases to turn them into... Read More »


LISTEN TO THE NEW NENEH CHERRY ‘BLANK PROJECT’, PRODUCED BY FOUR TET

Recorded in 5 days, 'Blank Project' is the first proper Neneh Cherry album in 16 years. This first official stream has the loose, gritty feel I was hoping for... Read More »

KANYE WEST : BOUND 2 VIDEO – DIR. BY NICK KNIGHT FEAT. KIM KARDASHIAN

Kanye West dropped the Nick Knight directed video for “Bound 2” off the “Yeezus” album starring his wife-to-be Kim Kardashian.

“Marlboro Man” inspired graphics & a half naked KK.

Enjoy!

Update: here’s... Read More »


EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Abella Anderson, Raymond Pettibon, Juergen Teller, Lars Tunbjork, Léa Seydoux, etc.

A smoking kitten, a girl licking an armpit, a duck, a call to arms, an office in shambles and a strange day at the diner Read More »

MIXTAPE MONDAY SPECIAL: DJ SCREW

DJ Screw died of a codeine overdose on November 16, 13 years ago. This is the man who pioneered the 'chopped 'n screwed' slowed down version of hiphop.... Read More »

WATCH M.I.A. x THE PARTY SQUAD x KENZO “Y.A.L.A.” VIDEO

For the video for 'Y.A.L.A.', M.I.A. collaborated with U.K.'s iconic I-D Magazine and Kenzo. T Read More »

DOWNLOAD THE NEW DEATH GRIPS ALBUM ‘GOVERNMENT PLATES’ IN FULL AND FOR FREE

Yassss!!!! Out of the blue, or better: out of complete darkness Death Grips has uploaded their new album ‘Government Plates’ to Soundcloud. Free for download and streaming. Anyone who... Read More »


WATCH BLOOD ORANGE – TIME WILL TELL – VIDEO

Dev Hynes’ new video for ‘Time Will Tell’ is another Jackson reference, this time honouring Janet Jackson’s ‘The Pleasure Principle’, as... Read More »


KANYE WEST, LIL’ WAYNE AND Q-TIP JUMP ON THE NEW BUSTA RHYMES ‘THANK YOU’

Good times, my friends. This new Busta track with old-timey feel-good Kanye beat will be featured on E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) 2 and … Damn son! Those Q-Tip bars!

*piggetypoff!*

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WATCH “A NIGHT AT THE XCLUSIV NIGHTCLUB IN 1984”

Rescued from VHS, this is the original 2£ videotape sold at the Xclusiv Goth Club in Batley, West Yorkshire, UK. It’s... Read More »


MIXTAPE MONDAY: AFRICA SPECIAL

MIXTAPE MONDAY: AFRICA SPECIAL feat. Spoek Mathambo, Little Dragon & BLK JKS Read More »

BLOOD ORANGE OBSESSION

The word ‘obsessed’ is bandied about too often.

It sounds too negative, too. I’m trying to find another word for the love Blood Orange seems to have for Michael Jackson.... Read More »


HERE COMES THE DRONE

Daniel Avery recorded his debut album is ‘Drone Logic’ in an industrial site overlooking London’s harbour. He doesn’t consider himsef anything else than a DJ, but his first album... Read More »


EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Savages, Major Lazer, Harmony Korine, Gaspar Noé, Sarah Silverman, The Residents, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk

Lots of skin, girls smoking like a choo choo train, a singer-songwriter living like a French maid, a saxophone and rock school for smarmy Indie types. (And more.)

Read More »

RIP LOU REED

You'll hear enough 'Walk on the wild side' and 'Perfect Day' puns everywhere else, so here are some lesser known gems from the man. Read More »

THE WORST/GREATEST VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BONES – BOYBAND

Don’t know what to say about this other than maybe whuuuuuuuuuut.

Read More »

MOODBOARD: BLACK AND WHITE

Black and white visual mood  feat. Robert Del Naja (Massive Attack) & Jupiter, The Ultimate Warrior, Cuts, The Internet (OFWGKTA) and Daido Moriyama.

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GOOD VIC WILL IMPRISON YOU // WHITE BOY WASTED COMES TO GHENT, COURTESY OF OUNI

(Image : Ouni by Boy Kortekaas. Styling & Neck Face by KNOTORYUS)

I don’t know if you heard any of Married To The Mob founder Leah Mc Sweeney’s “Bitchisms” or... Read More »


VIDEO: ATOMS FOR PEACE ‘BEFORE YOUR EYES’

Thom Yorke's head falling apart, swimming in mud and basically singing while civilisation ends. With lots of trippy colours, though! Read More »

TEN SPOT (MIXTAPE): OVERTONES

Mixtape feat. Johnny Greenwood, Drake, Oneoftrix Point Never, Pusha T, Ab Liva, Aukso Orchestra, Prince, Earl Sweatshirt & GZA and Motorpsycho. Read More »

I WORRY LIKE DONALD GLOVER

I’ve got a thing for Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino (aka Troy in “Community” and Sandy in “Girls”).

I think he’s smart, funny, extra talented and dude is CUTE.

Last night... Read More »


SAY HELLO TO THE 10 MINUTE JAMES MURPHY (STEVE REICH) REMIX OF DAVID BOWIE’S ‘LOVE IS LOST’

So, I'm just going to come out and say it: I'm glad LCD Soundsystem retired. Read More »

A LETTER FROM GABRIEL RIOS

Shit, NYC. I’m not sure whether I need to be thankful for regurgitating our boy, or be fucking pissed off at you for not recognizing an amazing talent when... Read More »


TYLER, THE CREATOR – TAMALE VIDEO

 

Visual insanity ensues.

Bonus : Big Ghost aka THE BEST REVIEWER OF ALL TIME talks about WOLF 

(and Tyler loved it)

Excerpt :

 

 

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BALOJI : BUY AFRICA (LYRICAL VIDEO CO-CREATED BY CHRISTINA HARDY AND ARTIST JESSE HLEBO)

After playing all the big festivals around the world including Coachella, being photographed and art directed by Alasdair McLellan and Jefferson Hack, getting Bono on stage and working with... Read More »


STREAM THE NEW FOUR TET ALBUM ‘BEAUTIFUL REWIND’ IN FULL

Still ahead of the ever-expanding pack of beatmakers: Tour Tet released his new album this week and posted a stream on his soundcloud for limited time only. Highly recommended!

Tracklist: 01... Read More »


BECAUSE I FEEL WEAK

‘Rose Quartz’ video by Toro Y moi

From his third drop: ‘Anything in Return’.

The time you came Don’t lie to me Because I feel... Read More »


PUSHA T – ‘KING PUSH’ VIDEO

Produced by Kanye West (who goes back to the New Slaves sample) and Joaquin Phoenix. (Listen for the Drake diss in... Read More »


NEW RAYMOND PETTIBON T-SHIRT FOR FLAG

It's got bars! Bonus: watch this full Black Flag live performance from 1984, rediscovered and uploaded earlier this year. Read More »

WATCH ZACH GALIFIANAKIS SPANK JUSTIN BIEBER

The opening line is: "Thank you Justin for being on. It's really exciting to talk to you. Especially right in the middle of your public meltdown." So you should watch... Read More »

HUSBANDS HUSBANDS HUSBANDS HUSBANDS HUSBANDS HUSBANDS HUSBANDS HUSBANDS HUSBANDS

This is one of my favourite Savages tracks and the video does that rare thing where you watch it and at least get an idea of the surge of... Read More »

YOU TOTALLY DESERVE THIS: THE KURT VILE ‘KV’ MIXTAPE

Put on this Kurt Vile mixtape. He made it for his friends. Now he's sharing it with you. The rest can wait. Read More »

KANYE WEST TALKING TO ZANE LOW PART 2 & PART 3

Kanye rocking the Truman Show boat with Zane Low. Read More »

FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE EXCLUSIVE CLAMS CASINO TRACK FOR GRAND THEFT AUTO V

The awesome Flying Lotus has a radio station on GTA V and Clams Casino (also awesome) has an exclusive track on it. Download that track for free right now.... Read More »

EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD: SINCERITY SPECIAL feat. Boychild, FKA Twigs, Russel Brand, Journey Into Self, etc.

Lately, I've been thinking about sincerity. About the rare commodity of sincerity, specifically. You cannot manufacture sincerity. So demand will always outstrip supply. And there is another reason it's... Read More »

IT’S WHAT YOU’RE WORKING TOWARDS (SO DO IT)

Toro Y Moi (real name: Chaz) delights us with a balmy tune called ‘Campo’: ‘a sign to carry on’.

It’s alright by me, if I let you go We’ve done it... Read More »


WATCH KANYE WEST PERFORM ‘BOUND 2’ ON JIMMY FALLON

Yeezus paid a visit to Jimmy Fallon and brought Charlie Wilson and a children’s choir along to help him out on the hook.

Read More »

AND I STILL CAN’T SCRAPE THE STAIN FROM MY SOUL

Watch TV On The Radio play 'Mercy' live. Watch Letterman go nuts at the end. Read More »

I DON’T NEED A REASON

All right, I’ve got 3 minutes left in my lunch-break to post this insane video by Dizzee Rascal. I suggest you use your minutes watching it. Strong contender for... Read More »


5 NEW TRACKS I’M LISTENING TO A LOT

Five streams and downloads that have been inside my head a lot while I’m working on them thangs.

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LISTEN TO JAMES LAVELLE’S CLASSIC MO’ WAX URBAN ARCHEOLOGY MIX

Whoa. This mix opens up a whole storage room full of shiny little nineties nuggets in the back of my mind. Read More »

‘CLAPPING FOR THE WRONG REASONS’ – BY DONALD GLOVER (DIRECTOR’S CUT)

Let's not try to explain Donald Glover's "Clapping for the Wrong Reasons". The dream-like structure of the short film allows you to take from it what you want. Let's... Read More »

KANYE WEST : BLACK SKINHEAD (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

A couple of weeks ago the unfinished video for Kanye West’s absolute banger “Black Skinhead” leaked. I did not click on the links presented to me after Ye turned... Read More »


5 STRANGE AND WONDERFUL YOUTUBE VIDEOS FOR THE WEEKEND

Fashion 1984-1985.

Your average high school students interviewed about fashion. I love videos like these, because the eighties styles and editing pulls... Read More »


NEW M.I.A. – BRING THE NOIZE (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

The skill of making supertight head scarf knots within a couple of seconds.

Such a throwback and I still can.

I am hoping I never have to go to war. But... Read More »


JAY-Z ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM : WATCH “INSIDE MAGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL”

 

(Jigga’s sweatshirt : Aaron Young x Surface To Air HERE)

Aw ma ghad.

I’m trying to finish this photo heavy SHOW 2013 post, but I had to get this out first.

LGF... Read More »


EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Dirty Beaches, the Sex God of Soviet Estonia, Richard Mosse, A Cut Above, etc.

“The prime importance to me is beauty. Beauty is one of the main lines to make people feel something. If you want people to feel something,  beauty is the... Read More »


EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. DIIV for YSL, Stromae, Chance the Rapper, Hannelore Knuts, Woody Allen, etc.

Zacharay Smith, lead shoe gazer of DIIV (who used to be Dive), is the latest addition the Hedi Slimane campaign roster. DIIV is one of those bands most people... Read More »


LISTEN TO DIPLO’S 98-TRACK “ENDLESS SUMMER PLAYLIST”

Mr. Wes Pentz and his pecs have put together a massive soundcloud playlist for summer. Easy, now.

(Diplo Polaroids by Ouni / A Polaroid Story)

Diplo Endless Summer Tracklist

Blood Diamonds, “Phone... Read More »


MAJOR LAZER ‘BUBBLE BUT’ – VIDEO BY ERIC WAREHEIM

It's the 'I like big butts' of 2013, including a Seapunk diss, a 50ft woman eating Williamsburg loft dwellers and well... lots of jiggly buttocks goin' like a Turbo... Read More »

TAME IMPALA MIX: ISLAND GETAWAY

After landing firmly into just about every top ten list of ‘best albums of the year’, there’s really nothing left to do but throw some smooth tracks together in... Read More »


HANDLE MY PROBLEMS LIKE A HARLEM GLOBE TROTTER (OFF MY KNEE, THROUGH THE NET)

Chuck Inglish, you know, from The Cool Kids, donated his new 'Droptops' EP to the Internet for free. My neck injury healed just in time for me to nod... Read More »

PUSHA T : NUMBERS ON THE BOARDS (VIDEO – DIRECTED BY SO_ME)

 

A couple of days ago, So Me was in Belgium and he was kind enough to sign Lil KNOTORYUS’ jacket.

Today, the “Numbers On The Board” video he directed for... Read More »


JOIN KNOTORYUS AT SHOW 13 – ANTWERP FASHION ACADEMY GRADUATION SHOW

Here we go again!

You are all invited to my favourite fashion-moment of the year :

THE GRADUATION SHOW OF THE ANTWERP FASHION ACADEMY

All info & some KNOTORYUS highlights after the... Read More »


LISTEN TO DAFT PUNK : RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES (FULL ALBUM STREAM!)

(above image : Daft Punk by Hedi Slimane via Dazed Digital)

What a glorious night. I just came back from an awesome SAVAGES concert at Botanique -tell you more later-... Read More »


LUSTMORD – THE WORD AS POWER

This preview of the new Lustmord alone is enough to blow every piece of crud that was clotting your brain straight out. Please don't listen to this on your... Read More »

A SCUZZBUCKET FULL OF WONDER: GARAGE SWIM MIXTAPE free download feat. Black Lips, Mikal Cronin, King Khan, Mikal Cronin, etc.

ult Swim just released the full version of their mixtape Garage Swim and it's a jangly and filthy scuzzbucket full of wonder and basically my favourite thing right now Read More »

THREE THINGS THAT MADE ME HAPPY RECENTLY

1. Seeing Flag live

A cliché question amongst music bores is ‘best festival line-up dead or alive’. Black Flag would always be on my list. Ideally, Keith Morris would sing... Read More »


LISTEN TO THE GREAT GATSBY OST (FULL ALBUM STREAM)

NPR just put up a full stream of The Great Gatsby OST executive produced by Jay-Z.

Link + tracklist after the jump …

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SO_ME IN BRUSSELS : “TRAVAIL, FAMILLE, PARTY” BOOK SIGNING

Remember how a couple of years ago I interviewed So_Me, did a big feature on the Triple Trouble exhibition, got him to sign all my shit, bought one of... Read More »


KNOTORYUS VOTES NOSEDRIP

(Nosedrip waving via @AnJosefien)

You know those Top 5  lists LGF and I make at the end of every year? Not that I care whether everyone agrees with my choices,... Read More »


SVEN AERTS FOR CAFE COSTUME S/S 13 by ALEX SALINAS

Watching people I dig collaborate makes me really happy .

For their S/S 2013 campaign, superbe Belgian tailors Café Costume teamed up with their favourite photographer Alex Salinas and Lockwood owner... Read More »


UNOFFICIAL JAI PAUL LEAKED DEMOS

So, OK…

we are not in the habit of posting leaks and unofficial uploads. But this

Jai Paul

bandcamp link has been up for a full day, and although there has been... Read More »


5 GIRLS

5 girls to pay attention to: Savages, Anika, Thought Forms, Hella Better Dancer, Marnie Stern Read More »

FACEMELTER: THE PURIST X DANNY BROWN – JEALOUSY VIDEO

Seeing Danny Brown’s filthy lyrics as subtitles is more of a trip than any other 3D-effect on this Globodigital video.

Facemelter!

 

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BALOJI FOR DIESEL + EDUN by JEFFERSON HACK AND ALASDAIR MCLELLAN

By now you have probably heard about acclaimed Belgian rapper/musician/producer Baloji being one of the faces of the S/S 13 Diesel + EDUN collection. But what a lot of... Read More »


28:28

Today the inside of my cranium resembles a darkened room where I need to keep the shiny ball spinning. An excellent day to turn to the absolutely filthy beatselection... Read More »


DAVID BOWIE : “THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT)” (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Here’s David Bowie’s new video for “The Stars (are out tonight)” by acclaimed director Floria Sigismondi who has been directing Bowie video’s since 1996 starting with “Little Wonder”…

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EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. The XX, Woodkid, Alber Elbaz, Lucian Freud, Kate Moss, Rick Rubin

EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. The XX, Woodkid, Albert Elbaz, Lucian Freud, Kate Moss, Rick Rubin Read More »

DOWNLOAD AraabMUZIK FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY MIXTAPE

I took the liberty of interpreting ‘for professional use only’ as: ‘blast this on high volume in the office building since I’m the only one here on a Sunday’.... Read More »


TYLER, THE CREATOR : DOMO 23 (OFFICIAL VIDEO) + TOUR DATES

I literally followed last week’s Grammy’s via Tyler’s instagram (@feliciathegoat) and I am pretty sure I had a better time than most of y’all watching the actual show.

He just... Read More »


WHERE YOUR REAL FRIENDS AT?

Three years and millions of sales since his first mixtape Drake is not pretending to be anything else than a middle class Canadian dude for whom 'the bottom' was... Read More »

MY INTERNETPHONE IS A HAPPY PLACE #4

Despite being a December baby, I am not a big Winter fan. I don’t do cold well nor gracefully + shit is too dark and I hate Winter coats.... Read More »


DOWNLOAD LE1F FLY ZONE MIXTAPE

It's drop day! "Oolala, Mazeltov, what can I say?" Le1f takes the lead in New York club rap with his own particular brand of gusto and guffow-inducing lyrics on the... Read More »

A$AP ROCKY x RAF SIMONS

 

I am not saying I want this particular collision of Raf Simons and A$AP Rocky in my closet, but I do think that it is super dope that the... Read More »


SANTIGOLD – GIRLS (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Dance moves, haircuts, orange furry hats, headbands, Fafi.

So many good things in this video!

Watch it + more looks after the jump…

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NEW DAVID BOWIE ‘WHERE ARE WE NOW’ + full album ‘the next day’ on the way

You know what? This year is going to be different. Stuff you've hoped for. Stuff that never happens. Stuff that matters. It's happening now. Read More »

DON QUIXOTE, SUSPENDED

So instead of scratching the surface with the weekly mixtapes, from now on I'm digging deeper and serving up a video related to all tracks on the mixtape. If... Read More »

MY INTERNETPHONE IS A HAPPY PLACE #3

Could be random, awesome or merely making me go : “I don’t know what that means but : HAHA!”

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JOHNNY JEWEL – BLACK & WHITE – A MIX FOR AUTUMN

 

Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel just posted the perfect soundtrack to the soggy excuse for snow that’s halfheartedly sloshing against my window right now.

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TEN SPOT SPECIAL: RUNWAY MUSIC SPRING / SUMMER 2013

The weekly KNOTORYUS mixtape: ten songs on Spotify, mostly themed. This week: ten songs used on runways for spring / summer 2013 feat. Vivaldi recomposed by Max Richter, the... Read More »


TEN SPOT: HAND COVERS BRUISE

The weekly KNOTORYUS mixtape: ten songs on Spotify, mostly themed. This week: HAND COVERS BRUISE.

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EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat Captain Murphy, Miguel, Bernard Wilhelm, Le1f and Larry Clark

A stream of imagery, some NSFW, to start the kind of trouble you could taste, baby.

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MY INTERNETPHONE IS A HAPPY PLACE PT. 2

Could be random, awesome or merely making me go : “I don’t know what that means but : HAHA!”

+ 50 year-old m o t h e r f u... Read More »


TEN SPOT: IT AIN’T EASY

The weekly KNOTORYUS mixtape:

ten songs on Spotify, mostly themed.

This week:

IT AIN’T EASY feat. David Bowie, Max Richter, William Burroughs, Bill Callahan, Throbbing Gristle, Bill Hicks, Isao Tomita, Menahan Street... Read More »


EARCANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Big Boi, A$ap Rocky, Mykki Blanco, Le1f & Health

 

Listenin’ for the sippenin’ trippenin’ & tippenin’. Read More »

TEN SPOT: FEELIN’ GROOVY

The weekly KNOTORYUS Spotify Mixtape: Ten songs, mostly themed. This week: feelin’ groovy featuring Kendrick Lamar, Simon & Garfunkel, Youth Lagoon, Bill Hicks, Blood Orange, Kanye West and more.

Image... Read More »


CHARLI XCX SUPER ULTRA MIXTAPE

While Charli XCX is finishing one of the most eagerly awaited debut albums of 2012/2013, we can warm ourselves to this dreamy little audio appetiser called ‘super ultra’, including... Read More »


TEN SPOT: TAKE ME TO THE BALL

The weekly KNOTORYUS mixtape: ten songs on Spotify, mostly themed. This week: take me to the New York ball feat. Diana Ross, Jack & Jill, Malcolm McLaren, Azaelia Banks,... Read More »

MY INTERNETPHONE IS A HAPPY PLACE

Yes. Most of the time the web is a friend of mine.

These past couple of months have been prettaay prettaay brutal work- and social wise.

It always gets like this... Read More »


EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Chromatics, Gert Jochems, Chanel, Brooke Candy, Pig Destroyer, Sonic Youth in 1987, etc.

Back to the origins of Eyecandy Smörgasbord: no themes, just stuff that got stuck to my eyeballs.

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TEN SPOT: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL (AFRAID)

The weekly Spotify mixtape: ten songs, mostly themed. This week: a Halloween special feat. Laurel Halo, George Crumb, LA Vampires & Zola Jesus, Nico and more. Read More »

HABLANDO BASURA (TRASH TALK)

I've been meaning to post some of the photos I shot at Pukkelpop this summer. This is Trash Talk, touring with Odd Future. Read More »

TEN SPOT: NIGHT DRIVING

The second mixtape in the TEN SPOT series: ten songs on Spotify, mostly themed.

This episode: songs for driving in the dark.

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WRONG – OFF! – feat. Jack Black

One minute, several unfortunate fake moustaches and one heavily blood-spattered Jack Black. OFF! rules.

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NEW MYKKI BLANCO VIDEO : HAZE.BOOGIE.LIFE

Seriously, Mykki Blanco has been such an inspiration for me this year.

Here’s his new video for Haze.Boogie.Life 

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TEN SPOT: THE PLEDGE

TEN SPOT

will be a new series of posts: playlists of ten songs, mostly themed, on Spotify. Here’s the first one featuring Verdi, Jay Electronica, Shlohmo, W.H. Auden, The Band,... Read More »


EARCANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. How to Dress Well, Johnny Jewel, Beck, Tinez

Hours and hours of sounds to accompany you on the miles you have to go before you sleep.

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EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Charlie Kaufman, Comme des Garçons, Crystal Castles, Tom Araya, Ezra Pound, Slavoj Zizek, etc.

"So you are here and I am here. Spending our time as we must. I am trying not to spend this time as I spend most my time: trying... Read More »

THE XX LIVE WITH THE BBC PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Although they are surrounded by harps and sweeping violins, their signature guitar plucks and sigh-heavy vocals are still the centre of attention during their live BBC performance. Read More »

FRANK OCEAN – PYRAMIDS VIDEO BY NABIL

Christopher Francis Ocean drops the stripper-heavy video for 'Pyramids' by Nabil. Don't expect a happy visit to the champagne room. No ballers here. Only old dudes groping, distorted faces,... Read More »

EARCANDY SMÖRGASBORD: STOP MAKING SENSE SPECIAL feat. Propr Boyz, 2 Chainz, Kanye West, G-Dragon, Orbital feat. Lee Scratch Perry, etc.

Attention. Trend report 2013. Learn Korean choruses. Sing about doodoo. Ride around with plastic titties on your BMX. In short: Stop. Making. Sense. Read More »

ZEBRA KATZ – W8WTF (VIDEO)

He’s back. And he just woke up handcuffed in the back of a witch’s shack.

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I COME INTO THIS WORLD LIKE A PUZZLED PANTHER

I’ve got my (maga)zine addiction under control these days. But I admit my skin still gets tingly when I see an exhibition like “Someday All The Adults Will Die... Read More »


ILLUMINATI AMS – DROP IN

Amsterdam trap illuminati, currently based in NYC I think, with a video that includes Sasha Grey and Roman Polanski.

 

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TRASH TALK GETS A VISIT FROM NARDWUAR

Here's what happened when the newest band on the Odd Future records roster, Trash Talk, came to Vancouver, Canada: meeting Nardwuar and answering the age-old question: "What is the... Read More »

SULLY UP ON THE DOWNLOAD: THE AZEALIA BANKS FANTASEA MIXTAPE

The beats are dirty. The lyrics are filthy. You should download this now and sully up for the weekend. Read More »

STREAM FRANK OCEAN’S CHANNEL ORANGE (ENTIRE ALBUM) + WATCH HIM ON JIMMY FALLON (VIDEO)

Game-changer Frank Ocean dropped the digital version “Channel Orange” one week before its store release…

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BEST OF THE WEEKS ft. HANGING WITH Ü, LGF AT THE CANNES LIONS AND MORE

Okay, I’m typing this with super sore arms because I’m on this health trip and I got myself a brand new gym membership including sessions with a personal trainer.... Read More »


FREE DOWNLOAD : CHILDISH GAMBINO “ROYALTY” MIXTAPE

This has been some music month, maang! It started with seeing The Throne live, then The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky and now Childish Gambino…

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FRANK OCEAN CAME OUT

I’m trying hard to finish a photo heavy episode of “Best Of The Weeks” for y’all, but I had to post this first.

Maybe you have already seen this, but... Read More »


BEST OF THE WEEK FT WTT, THE WEEKND, A$AP ROCKY, KNOTORYUS NEWSPAPER COVER,…

I had fun these past couple of weeks! Between seeing “Watch The Throne” live and some of  my work being plastered on the cover of a national newspaper it’s... Read More »


LU$H L¥F€

Leave your $tress behind in favour of some existential trappin', rappin' and ponderin' life, swaying in the sound-built hammock that is the LU$H L¥F€ Mixtape by Captain Franco.... Read More »

KNOTORYUS AT SHOW 12 (ANTWERP FASHION ACADEMY)

(Above image : KNOTORYUS favorite since 2011 – MANON KÜNDIG)

Every year LGF and I have the distinct pleasure of attending the graduation show of the notorious and prestigious Antwerp... Read More »


JAY-Z & KANYE WEST FT. FRANK OCEAN & THE DREAM : NO CHURCH IN THE WILD (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

After posting the unofficial H5C video a couple of months ago  we now give you the official one directed by Romain Gavras.

Watch it after the jump…

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LISTEN TO AZEALIA BANKS ‘1991’

So today is the day that Young Rapunxel aka Azealia Banks is shooting the video for next single “Van Vogue” with director/photographer Rankin.

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DON’T BE SCARED, GET EVERYTHING YOU CAME FOR

Pusha T slams down an epic beef track, tipping his hat to Biggie and starting up some ruckus with Drake and Lil' Wayne. The Dream signs off on the... Read More »

SIGNS

A week ago, as I arrived in an empty office and put on my headphones, three swallows dipped past my window. They weren't the first I had seen this... Read More »

EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD Instagram Special feat. OFWGKTA, Dominique KNOTORYUS, Patta, David Shrigley, Perks and Mini, Big Boi, etc.

Are you following us on Instagram? You should. Here's a special Eyecandy dedicated to the best of Instagram. #KNOTORYUSfilter Read More »

THE HICKEY UNDERWORLD – THE FROG – OFFICIAL VIDEO

Shot with all-time KNOTORYUS hero Nicolas Karakatsanis. And yes, it is weird. And amazing. And Belgian supermodel tunrned DJ/Stylist Kim Peers is in it, puking and kicking ass. Read More »

CLAMS CASINO à volonté

Clams Casino is probably on of the hottest producer of the moment, launching A$SAP ROCKY into the hip hop stratosphere and saving Lana Del Rey from the brink of... Read More »

BEST OF THE WEEKS : AEROPLANE, BALOJI, BUE THE WARRIOR, BLOG AWARDS

It’s been a while since I’ve seen my friend the great Baloji…

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EARCANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Jai Paul, Light Asylum, Danny Brown, Ab-Soul, Bei Maejor, A$AP ROCKY etc.

A new companion to the Eyecandy Smörgasbords to give you guys an idea of what the KNOTORYUS offices sound like. Read More »

NEW MAJOR LAZER: ‘GET FREE’ feat. Amber (of Dirty Projectors) Free Download + Video

Major Lazer dropped the new track 'Get Free' for uhm... free, including a B-side remix. You should get this. It'll put a smile on your face. Read More »

SEBASTIAN TELLIER WHIPS OUT HIS FLUTES FOR A FRENCH DISCO ORGY

Sébastien Tellier is taking his spiritual sexy crazy commune vibe to the next level with the new video for 'Cochon Ville' (roughly translated: Pig City). Apparently, YouTube banned it... Read More »

HEY PUNKS, HOW MUCH FUN CAN YOU CRAM INTO 1 MINUTE, 14 SECONDS?

OFF! doesn't do three minutes. But somehow, director Richard Kern is able to take the one minute and fourteen seconds of angry awesomeness (including *gasp* guitar solo) that is... Read More »

SELF-DESTRUCTIVE GIRLS NAMED CANDY

I have spent my morning listening to the entire new Chromatics double album Kill For Love and it is not really improving my mental health. Read More »

OFWGKTA – OLDIE (VIDEO AT TERRY RICHARDSON’S)

This is a video Odd Future  shot during a Terry Richardson shoot.

I’ve been doing the Earl Sweatshirt Dance for the past couple of hours. Shit is fun!

Watch it after... Read More »


NARDWUAR VS. A$AP

It's that pretty motherfucker with that psychic Canadian phenomenon Nardwuar, having a chin wag about hanging out in Harlem, A$AP samples and a certain czechoslovakian muze. Read More »

HOOPTIES, HOES, OH NO! BOLIAU DROPS A R1P NATE DOGG SHIRT (+MIXTAPE)

Honorary brother Ben & his friends dropped a mixtape and t-shirt in remembrance of Nate Dogg’s passing one year ago.

And you know what’s fun to me? Having your own... Read More »


I SEE YOU ON A DARK NIGHT, UUH AAHHH

Grimes is fast becoming 'an obsession I feel comfortable with'. Really, if you only watch one video this week (or month), let this be it. Read More »

JUSTICE ANNIE MAC MINIMIX

Justice made a rifftastic mini-mix for BBC's Annie Mac: a five minute name-that-tune geekfest, no doubt inspired by uncle David & uncle Stephen from Soulwax. Read More »

RELLA FUNNY

Oh slap! It's the Oddfuture Hody, Domo Genesis and Tyler, the Creator video for 'Rella'. Read More »

LIKE A STRANGER IN SOME SNOWY, COLD CITY

"Hey man." "Hey Michael, wassup?" "Not much. Chilling with my loafers in the snow, you know?" Read More »

The NOTORIOUS B.I.G. vs KAVINSKY vs TRANSFORMERS

Talk Hard sent me this seamless blend of Kavinsky and B.I.G. called 'Nightcalling Big Poppa' at the exact moment when I pressed play for the Diplo Mad Decent Transformers... Read More »

SEBASTIEN TELLIER IS STARTING THE APOCALYPSE IN TRENDY ELECTRIC BLUE

Imagine Vangelis, Enigma, and Ed Banger tag-teaming to produce a prophet for the end-times, dressed in blue cookies, commanding cosmic laser transport, choosing a concubine from the gathering of... Read More »

MODESELEKTOR feat. OTTO VON SCHIRACH “EVIL TWIN” (VIDEO)

Evil Twin is the master. Evil Twin is the bass. Everybody has one. Let. Them. Out. Read More »

THINGS YOU DO JUST BEFORE THE WORLD ENDS

Youth Lagoon's most recent video is a small miracle and we should be thankful for it. Tyler T Williams is the director. I'm guessing 'Melancholia' (that large, looming cinematic... Read More »

MILD AND CLEAR, SMUDGED WITH DARKNESS

The best Shlohmo tracks are made in moonless absences you have never heard of. And although this new one called "Wen Uuu" is mild and clear, it is still... Read More »

CHEAP BITES ft EDDIE HUANG – FOOD, SHIRTS & RAP

I wasn’t really ready to come out of retirement vacation and I’m not for the record. But this is too good not to post.

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RUNWAY SOUNDTRACK: MARC JACOBS SPRING SUMMER 2012

Marc Jacobs' SS 12 soundtrack was heavy on the Philip Glass, with a highbrow-broadway--play-like catwalk and models posed on wooden chairs. No matter what people thought about the... Read More »

SHAUN RYDER – TWISTING MY MELON

I laughed myself to sleep last night reading Shaun Ryder’s ‘Twisting My Melon”.

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SOME LIVE LIFE JUST LIVING WELL, I LIVE LIFE TRYING TO TIP THE SCALE

I've been spending a lot of time writing a screenplay these last couple of days (not coming in a theatre near you, it's a corporate thing) on level extra... Read More »

THE INTERNET RELEASES COCAINE (VIDEO) + WATCH TYLER, THE CREATOR’S FIRST JAM SESSION

The Internet consists of Odd Future producers Syd Tha Kid and Matt Martians.

This is a new release (featuring Left Brain) from their soon to be dropped album “Purple Naked... Read More »


MIXTAPE OF LUNACY

“Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” -Rainer Maria Rilke Let's start the day with some heart-stopping beauty and terror by this... Read More »

THIS IS A NEW STYLE OF MUSIC: THE RADIO SOULWAX NEW BEAT MIX

Radio Soulwax is releasing it's New Beat app mix tomorrow, but NME has the exclusive mix up already. I wish you could see D's dance moves when the first... Read More »

KNOTORYUS @ MOLAMI GLOBAL LAUNCH feat. UFFIE

Last night I sat down with Swedish-born Maria von Euler at the Renaissance store in Antwerp. It was Maria's first night of the global launch of her brand of... Read More »

RIHANNA FINDS LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE, THROWS UP PURPLE RIBBONS IN THE STREET

Rihanna turns to Melina (see: S&M) to direct her new video for "I Found Love in a Hopeless PLace', who turns in a sort of Sid & Nancy at... Read More »

KARATE LIKE A ROCKSTAR

It's late. I've been up since 5.30 this morning smashing burning bricks with my bare hands and wowing the crowds with my power-riffs. You know. Metaphorically. Not like Matt... Read More »

TYLER THE CREATOR IS A BLACK DAVID HASSELHOFF WITH NO PANTS ON

If you were wondering if hiphop still has the power to make parents frown: I'm a parent and I definitely frowned a lot watching this. Read More »

PATTERN RECOGNITION: COM TRUISE – BROKEN DATE

A tribute to the likes of Ridley Scott and Syd Mead from hipster favourites Com Truise. When you're done playing the sci-fi reference quiz (Blade Runner, Tron, Neuromancer ...), why... Read More »

BJÖRK – MOON (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Let me dig up another story from the personal vault…

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LET ME SING YOU MY DRUNK SONG: TERIUS ‘THE DREAM’ NASH

"Long Gone", a shameless belter from "1997", the free 'internet album' by Terius 'The Dream' Nash gets the video treatment. It's mostly black and white posing with some... Read More »

RUNWAY SOUNDTRACK: JIL SANDER F/W 2011-2012

The Raf Simons for Jil Sander RTW collection left no doubt: if it ain’t fit to ski in, it ain’t fit to survive Fall-Winter 2011-2012. And although the music... Read More »


EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Trash Talk, Kim Kardashian dressed as Princess Leia on Kanye’s “Alligator Boots” Puppet Show, Panda Bear, Planningtorock, Winnie Truong and Hooters

Seeing things: art, puppets behaving badly, Kanye loves Kanye, explosions, more art, skateboarding, hardcore, hooters and a buddha parable to boot. Read More »

FAREWELL MEHDI (1977-2011)

Too devestating. Falling through a roof while celebrating the birthday of your best friend.

Our thoughts go out to his wife Fafi , his son Neil, his family and loved... Read More »


DRANKENSTEIN 2: WHO RUNNIN’?

How did you spend your year since the first Drankenstein mix gave some of the dirtiest, southest rappers of all time a purple nurple they would never forget? I... Read More »

JAY-Z & KANYE WEST : NO CHURCH IN THE WILD (VIDEO BY HIGH5COLLECTIVE)

A couple of days ago after a hard day’s work I was about to take the elevator in my building when a 30 something woman suddenly yelled: “Stop! Don’t... Read More »


JUSTICE : AUDIO, VIDEO, DISCO (OFFICIAL VIDEO directed by SO ME)

Awesome.

The album  ‘Audio, Video, Disco’ drops October 25, 2011.

 

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PONPONPON WAYWAYWAY (‘EVERY DAY IS PON’)

Warning: the following video by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu includes laser skulls, puking eyeballs, morphed blobby heads, a faceless chubby stranger dancing in a dress, a royal duck, toys,... Read More »

BILLY JEAN BY ALOE BLACC & THE NEW LIL WAYNE (Video)

 

I am absolutely adoring this whole males expressing their exact emotions shiz. It might be difficult to do sometimes but it  is so so beautiful. (Ecxept when you’re sampling... Read More »


THE WEEKND NEW MIXTAPE ‘THURSDAY’

It's the second official The Weeknd mixtape called 'Thursday', you guys. So now Thursday isn't just the new Saturday anymore. It's also the new edge of 21st century music.... Read More »

GHOSTFUNK: GHOSTFACE KILLAH AFRICAN FUNK MIXTAPE

If you don’t think Ghostface is one the greatest MC’s of all time, I will fight you.

Ghostface Killah is the Vladimir Nabokov of rap. Who else writes lyrics like... Read More »


STROMAE : PEACE OR VIOLENCE FT. EXTENDED KNOTORYUS FAM (VIDEO)

 

I think Stromae is an extremely talented human being.

And I’m also really loving this video because my cousin’s extremely talented son is playing the young Self.

Watch the video after... Read More »


LIL’ WAYNE – SORRY 4 THE WAIT – THA CARTER IV PREQUEL MIXTAPE

Just when you thought official Lil' Tunafish mixtapes were about to be extinct: here's the bait for Tha Carter iv. Say what you will, when Wayne gets to cruise... Read More »

BLK JKS MIXTAPE: THE SOUND OF JOHANNESBURG

The 'the sound of Johannesburg' mixtape, a BLKJKSSNDSYSTM collaboration with Domus Magazine and Athi-Patra Ruga, is a real treat for anyone who likes to step off the beaten hype... Read More »

HELLO AND WELCOME TO RADIO SOULWAX

Finally! Radio Soulwax is kicking off. 24 hours of themed mixtapes, with every second of it accompanied by visuals based on the cover art of the records being played.... Read More »

WATCH THE THRONE – JAY-Z & KANYE WEST : ARTWORK PREVIEW + PRE-ORDER

UPDATE!! TRACKLISTING + Important fan information about release date.

I don’t want to say : Release this shit already.

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FULL MOVIE : ARCADE FIRE – SCENES FROM THE SUBURBS (DIR. by SPIKE JONZE)

DIR Spike Jonze PROD Vince Landay, Arcade Fire SCR Spike Jonze, Will Butler, Win Butler DP Greig Fraser CAST Sam Dillon, Zoe Graham, Zeke Jarmon, Paul Pluymen, Ashlin Williamson ED Jeff Buchanan, Patrick Coleman PROD... Read More »


KNOTORYUS AT SHOW 11 (ANTWERP FASHION ACADEMY)

SHOW 11! We are not going to get all Menkes on you (we love you Suzy!). But we're happy to show you the KNOTORYUS stand-outs. Read More »

CRATE FINDS: CLAUDINE LONGET – JEALOUS GUY / DON’T LET ME DOWN (MEDLEY)

There are certain things my family has to live with. One of those things that I imagine are included in the 'or for worse' clause of our (as yet... Read More »

THE VERY BEST: FACT MIX

A no-nonsense full-on party mix for sweat-soaked summer nights. You barely need to move your finger to download, so I suggest you do just that. Read More »

BEST OF THE WEEKEND : MONOBROW, RA, WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK, ERWIN WURM, PLANKING

This is how we spent our Saturday : lunch with the Monobrow Fam at RA before planking at the Walter Van Beirendonck x Erwin Wurm exhib. 

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JUSTICE – CIVILIZATION (VIDEO)

Everything is always about the next best thing that you put out. And. Oh my, maybe if you fail, you’re done.

Fuckem. Here’s the new Justice video. It’s official, and... Read More »


SEBASTIAN – LOVE IN MOTION feat. MAYER HAWTHORNE + BONUS: KISSY SELLOUT MIX

Ed Banger's bad boy SebastiAn is set to release a mammoth full-length debut, years and years in the making, featuring the likes of Justice, M.I.A. and Mayer Hawthorne, who... Read More »

WHIP IT, BLEED IT, CAUSE IT PAIN

Death Grips "Exmilitary" is the gritty flipside of The Weeknd's "House of Balloons": balls to the wall, groundbreaking, no compromise hip hop of the future. Read More »

BLACK LIPS – MODERN ART

So Arabia Mountain, produced by Mark Ronson, might to launch The Black Lips into mega-selling orbit. Wonder what they'll do with the money. I'm expetcting Michael Jackson-esque shopping sprees... Read More »

RANDOM AWESOMENESS – 1 BROAD DOING BROWN, BUSTA AND WEEZY

I love the men in my life to death, but I’m a girl’s girl.

That’s right, I said it. You confused?

A couple of weeks ago I did an interview with a... Read More »


BLAQSTARR : THE MIXTAPES

Yes, two of them. First, the official mixtape feat. M.I.A and Diplo and everyone else that'll make your hipster glands swell to dangerously large proportions. Second, the official prequel... Read More »

THE LONGEST TEXT MESSAGE (WHO’S IN LOVE WITH YOU NOW)

If you don't know about Mr. Gambino, you're late. I mean, Wikipedia says he has 6 aliases already (Cheezy, Bambino X, Bam-B, Sir Durton Cloud 9, Ms. Long-Lady Stanhope,... Read More »

NARDWUAR x ODD FUTURE – INSANITY

My god! Long time since I posted a Nardwuar video. But I have to say : this here is downright insane. 1. Tyler The Creator could've been LGF's irritating little brother.... Read More »

GIVE ME ALL OF IT. I NEED ALL OF IT FOR MYSELF.

House of Balloons is my favourite mixtape of 2011 so far. It's actually a free, complete, unmissable album.Can't deny that artwork, either. Even their website is on point. Read More »

FEAR OF GOD: THE PUSHA T MIXTAPE

Damn you Pusha T. I was just about ready to get to bed, tired as hell, my mind already playing possum. Then you drop your mixtape and you damn... Read More »

I’LL BE FINE. HOW ABOUT YOU?

I've spent the last three days in the woods with no WiFi, reading actual books (on paper) and looking at squirrels chasing past my window. If you ask me... Read More »

M.I.A. ADDS CHA-CHA-CHA TO YOUR BOURGEOIS OOMPAH-PAH

It's fun. It's got a great beat, a chorus that goes like 'ho-oh-oh-ooh-ooh" (a 'sample' of New Kid's On The Block "The Right Stuff") and it rhymes 'faux pas'... Read More »

R. KELLY INTERVIEW BY WILL OLDHAM

Alright, this is probably the best R. Kelly interview ever. I am thoroughly amazed by Will Oldham's interviewing skillz. + You cannot make this shit up. (Bonus: five! hours of R. Kelly... Read More »

STREAM THE NEW RADIOHEAD ALBUM “THE KING OF LIMBS”

The new Radiohead is not the smack in the face "In Rainbows" or "Kid A" turned out to be. It's not a stadium-filler like "OK Computer", either. What is... Read More »

TYLER THE CREATOR : YONKERS (VIDEO)

The past week I’ve mostly been doing what my man Tyler The Creator is doing in the above pic.

Bygones thank goodness.

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RYE RYE – RYEot powRR MIXTAPE

The Rye Rye gig in Belgium last summer was one of the best things I'd seen all year. Her much-delayed RYEot powRR Mixtape is finally out, announcing the debut... Read More »

EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Burzum, Cutie Patootie, Sleigh Bells, Hercules & Love Affair, etc.

Trivia time! What's the connection between Pharrell and some Norwegian guy stabbing his best friend to death by jamming a knife in his skull (repeatedly)? Read More »

CRATE FINDS: CRUISIN’

Smokey Robinson's original "Cruising", transfered directly from vinyl. Read More »

ERRRBODY TO THE DANCEFLOOR

It's Gucci Time! Mad Decent drops a second instalment of the Free Gucci Mix Project with nuttin' but British remixers and guest MC's. Some fingerfacetattoolicking' good stuff here. Buuurrrrand new! Read More »

RIHANNA : S&M (NEW VIDEO)

Alright, kill me now because I kinda do not wish to hear this song ever again. Or see Perez Hilton playing a dog. Or watch random people in Ray-Ban’s... Read More »


L.A. FINDS: MY PYRAMID-SHAPED RAINBOW VINYL

Let's see what we can... *folds* Whoa! A genuine rainbow pyramid vinyl. Read More »

PEOPLE WANT SU-GAAAAAAAAR

I've never heard of Kid Fresh before, but anyone who puts Slayer on a mixtape with Rihanna and Lil' Wayne and gets away with it is allright in my... Read More »

L.A. FINDS: BLACK FLAG

Now that we're back from L.A. L.A. Land and almost fully decompressed, I'll start the new year by sharing some of the stuff I've picked up along the way.... Read More »

CANADA VIDEO BIZARRO FANTASTICO

"Canada" is one of those artists that could not have come out 10 years ago. As a director, his distinctive visual mix of found images, satanic imagery, sex, violence,... Read More »

ATLAS SOUND BEDROOM DATABANK VOL. 1-4

I am now high-fiving Bradford Cox across the internet. Read More »

BEST OF THE WEEKS : HET GROOT GELUK & HET GROTE GEDOE

I know I know, it’s been a while since we posted a new Best Of The Weeks episode. But you have to forgive us. LGF and I are working... Read More »


HAND COVERS BRUISE: A NIGHT VISION MIXTAPE

A visual mixtape for all of you who are working late and sleepingwalking early. To be played in sequence. Read More »

CATWALK SOUNDTRACKS – MARC JACOBS SPRING-SUMMER 2011

Next summer, Marc Jacobs will have you break out the big floppy straw hats, electric 70's orange flowing garbs and huge flower-like belts, buttons and chokers. Combine this with... Read More »

WAKA FLOCKA MYERS MIXTAPE

I normally don't post mixtapes before I've played them a couple of times, but hell: I know i'm gonna be blasting this one in the car while I put... Read More »

MICHAEL JACKSON – NEW ALBUM: OFFICIAL ARTWORK

All new Michael Jackson music, out on Dec. 14 with a first single ("Breaking News") dropping after this weekend. Read More »

DE JEUGD VAN TEGENWOORDIG – STERRENSTOF (VIDEO)

The best Dutch Hip Hop collective ever are lording it over the countryside in their new video for 'Sterrenstof'. Read More »

KANYE WEST – RUNAWAY – THE MOVIE (FULL LENGTH)

KANYE WEST - RUNAWAY - THE MOVIE (FULL LENGTH) Expect semi-naked angels crashing to earth and setting fire to a forest, lots of new music (SPOILER: APHEX TWIN SAMPLE... Read More »

THERE IS A LIMIT TO YOUR LOVE

Personally, I try to put a strict time-limit to my melancholy. (How else am I going to get things done?) Today, I'm setting it to 3 minutes, 19 seconds. That's... Read More »

KANYE WEST – NEW ALBUM: ‘MY BEAUTIFUL TWISTED FANTASY’: BANNED ARTWORK

G.o.o.d. news from camp 'Ye: the album is finished. Not so good news: the album cover art is facing censorship. The artwork is "Me chillin' on the couch with my... Read More »

I JUST WANNA PARRRTY – YELAWOLF feat. GUCCI MANE

This collabo makes total sense. 'Beer' rhymes with 'Burrr!'. Lyrics that made me laugh in this song: "I'm drunk like Paul McCartney" (rhymes with 'party' and 'charlie') and "Make a milli.... Read More »

NEW DIE ANTWOORD VIDEO : EVIL BOY (FT DIPLO)

Brand new Die Antwoord video “Evil Boy” ft Diplo.

Hey yo other featured little dude : citing homophobic lyrics, dancing and thrusting while you surrounded by a circle of phalluses... Read More »


GARETH PUGH + KANYE WEST / 3 AMAZING VIDEOS

We’ve spent the entire weekend working in Rotterdam and we are pretty tired. Not too tired to put up some awesome videos though. It’s fashion it’s art it’s fashion... Read More »


M.I.A. SAYS: “yesthelittlepeoplewillneverwin buttheycanfuckshitup”

M.I.A. bought a new URL called http://yesthelittlepeoplewillneverwinbuttheycanfuckshitup.com/ and posted what everyone is calling her new video for 'Story To Be Told' on it. Seems more like stage visuals... Read More »

ALOE BLACC – “GOOD THINGS”

Aloe Blacc's "I Need A Dollar" is an actual radio hit over here in Brussels and his second album "Good Things" has become one of the more anticipated... Read More »

ANDRE BENJAMIN IS…

Andre 3 stacks is one of the greatest MC's of all time/ coolest motherf*ckers on the planet. Not much else to be said about that. While we're holding our... Read More »

10 QUESTIONS: KNOTORYUS INTERVIEWS TAME IMPALA

We're kicking off a new series of 10 questions to people whose stuff we really like. First up: Tame Impala. Tame Impala are from Australia, make fuzz-rich garage psychedelica and... Read More »

CEE LO GREEN – FUCK YOU (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Here at KNOTORYUS we have been Cee Lo Green fans for a long long time.

You do not want to be at a party talking to LGF and me when... Read More »


THERE WILL BE NO DARKNESS TONIGHT

Yesterday was Michael Joseph Jackson's birthday. A moment of silence is not the right way to remember him. This mixtape by J.Period seems a bit more appropriate. Read More »

MGMT ARE A GREAT BIG BUMMER

'Congratulations' is a song about MGMT's sudden fame and fortune (and the simple stock of half-assed guilt and waste that comes with it), so I guess the video is... Read More »

KANYE WEST “POWER” REMIX feat. JAY-Z

Hova does the power clap and drops a verse on Swizzee's beats. It's whatch'all been waitin' for ain't it? Read More »

ZOMBIE RAVE IS BIGGER AND BOLDER AND ROUGHER AND TOUGHER

A mixtape of slowed down rave and re-animated pop corpses, creating something wicked (yeah, that's right, I'm bringing back 'wicked') and cruel. Watch mind-blowing Cosmotropia de Xam videos to... Read More »

MALUCA – CHINA FOOD MIXTAPE

Yes! The perfect surprise drop to start the weekend. Dominican beats, Street Fighter samples and Prince Zimboo in full effect. Get it before Lady Gaga steals it. Read More »

M.I.A. – XXXO- ILLY GIRL – VIDEO

I don't really get why everyone keeps talking shit about M.I.A. I was watching the new (not Hype Williams-directed) video for XXO on Vulture, whose resident blogger seems to... Read More »

CATWALK SOUNDTRACK: AUTUMN/WINTER 2010 – 2011 MIXTAPE

Download a huuuuge two-hour mixtape of the best songs used on the runways of Milan, Paris, London and New York during the AW 2010 fashion week. Read More »

KANYE WEST “POWER”

"Screams from the haters/got a nice ring to it/I guess every superhero need his theme music." Read More »

CRYING AT THE PIANO WITH THE GIRLS

Judging by the new video for ‘Hologram’, practice sessions at the These New New Puritans HQ are an intense affair. Two girls, playing at a piano, grimacing and crying... Read More »


RATATAT: DRUGS

How normal can a person look before it starts getting creepy? Let's find out in this weird new video for the boys from Ratatat. Read More »

KANYE WEST – MAMA’S BOYFRIEND (Performed live @facebook headquarters)

I cannot not post this. Maybe you have seen this before. I have. But I have been playing it at least 3 times a day ever since. We are looking... Read More »

KENNETH ANGER AND KOUDLAM FOR MISSONI

Kenneth "Do what thou wilt, shall be the whole of the law." Anger, the 83-year old director, artist and living legend of avant garde awesome cinema, has directed... Read More »

LISTEN TO DAFT PUNK: TRON SOUNDTRACK (OFFICIAL PREVIEW)

Here it is: 6 track snippets off of the Daft Punk soundtack to the new Tron movie. It doesn't sound like the new Daft Punk bangers everyone is waiting... Read More »

LISTEN TO PALMBOMEN

Dutch band 'Palmbomen' released an EP that will be classified as 'chillwave' by your local snobby record dealer: muted synths, lo-fi vocals and a chill vibe. Think Human League,... Read More »

TWO NEW DEERHUNTER SONGS YOU PROBABLY DON’T DESERVE TO DOWNLOAD

Deerhunter just gave away two new songs as a present to their fans: "Revival" (the new single off of the soon to be released album Halcyon Digest) and B-side... Read More »

ULTIMATE PON DE WARRIOR

But then suddenly, a bolt of lightning came from the sky, the heavens opened up and I realised I was online today for one reason and one reason... Read More »

LISTEN TO KEBAB

Brooklyn label SoftSpot has just released "We Live in a System" by the short-lived Belgian band Kebab. You can have the cult classic 'Life, it's a joke' for free.... Read More »

WHY I HOLD YOU

Charlie White makes things that are disturbing to look at. His photographs and videos seem intent on destroying innocence. Looking at them turns you into an accomplice. Make the jump... Read More »

I DOUPLE DIP, MATTER OF FACT, I DOUBLE DOG, DEAR

I never post leaks. I never post streams. But it’s my party and I’ll post any old Big Boi monster I want to.

Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s midnight... Read More »


KNOTORYUS x ARIEL PINK at F.C. VENETIE (ANTWERP)

Towards the end, the crowd finally started defrosting and there was some front-row dancing and a sing-along to the poppiest Ariel Pink song ever: "Round and Round". When the... Read More »

BALOJI FT TOM BARMAN : LE JOUR D’APRES REMIX (EXCL. INTERVIEW + DOWNLOAD)

2 of my favourite Belgian musicians on one track.

Baloji tapped dEUS’ Tom Barman to lay down some vocals on the remix of his latest single “Le Jour d’Après (Indépendance... Read More »


PERKS AND MINI ‘WEIRD HOUSE’ MIXTAPE

Just about everything P.A.M. send out into the world is worth the DL/buy in my book. I want the 'bad acid' bag pictured above, but I'll settle for the... Read More »

NO MATTER HOW FAR WRONG YOU’VE GONE, YOU CAN ALWAYS TURN AROUND

Opinions differ on the new Scott-Heron album "I'm New Here". I was talking to Theophilus London about it the day before his gig and he thought it was a... Read More »

KID CUDI AND THE AMSTERDOUCHE

About a month ago, LeLe dropped a full hour of tracks and silliness called “Le Radioshow” for the Gomma label to promote the new LeLe album ‘Le Classics’.

“Gee whiz,... Read More »


BIG BOI – SHUTTERBUG VIDEO + EXTRA CHEESE

My love for Sir Lucious Left Foot is well documented. Pretty much anything Big Boi is doing these days is going to end up on this site, or this... Read More »


NEW MAJOR LAZER MIXTAPE feat. LA ROUX

Didn’t see this one coming. A brand new Major Lazer Mixtape for La Roux called ‘Lazerproof’.

Quote Mad Decent:

“The Major Lazer braintrust (Diplo & Switch) put this mixtape together... Read More »


ARIEL PINK FACT MIX

There are certain posts on KNOTORYUS.com that get Google’s long tail wagging, setting off wave after wave of visitors for months on end. Ariel Pink posts are not like... Read More »


TRENT REZNOR IS A BURNING CORPSE

Trent Reznor deflated Nine Inch Nails to start a project with his bride called “How to Destroy Angels”. A few songs have been leaking through the cracks of the... Read More »


TEASER °1: KNOTORYUS SHOOTS SOULWAX

Production : Dominique Nzeyimana & Stefaan Pauwels

Photography : Boy Kortekaas

Styling : Dominique Nzeyimana

In this picture: Amélie Lens, Stephen Dewaele, Boy Kortekaas.

Soon.

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ARIEL PINK: ‘BEFORE TODAY’ ALBUM DEMO

Ariel Pink’s is one of those artists I never try to plug to people because I tend to think it’s just too damn weird for anyone to like. I... Read More »


BETTY WHITE & JAY-Z ON SNL

I’ll make this brief.

This Saturday, SNL will be hosted by Betty White (Golden Girl, internet hype of 2009-2010) with musical guest Jay-Z. Rumour is they will be doing a... Read More »


SIA – “CLAP YOUR HANDS” (DIPLO REMIX)

Mr. Diplodocus adds actual handclaps, dubstep darkness and a Baltimore beat to Sia’s “Clap Your Hands”, transforming it to a bubbly, slow and bouncy track.

Much better than the original,... Read More »


THEOPHILUS LONDON: ‘I WANT YOU’ (MIXTAPE)

The wait is over. The most stylish MC of the moment has dropped his new Mixtape: ‘I Want You’.

You know what to do.

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M.I.A. “BORN FREE” VIDEO DIRECTED BY ROMAIN GAVRAS

The new M.I.A. will be a global controversy in 5,4,3,2,1….

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DRANKENSTEIN BRINGS TRANCE TO THE DIRTY SOUTH

I should hate this. But I don’t. Somehow, mixing huge club synths with MC’s who rhyme  ‘KKK’ with ‘Chardonnay’ is purrrrfect for summer. Put your shades on to... Read More »


LCD SOUNDSYTEM – ‘DRUNK GIRLS’ – VIDEO

James Murphy and gang being harrassed by people dressed as dogs. That’s the treatment. The review? Fun!

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SUMMER MORNING MIXTAPE

Heaven Can Wait Mixtape Vol. III by Games

I can try to describe the sound of this Mixtape by listing balearic references or explaining how eighties pop songs are... Read More »


BLOOD, HEALTH, DARK FOREST, SNOW

Remember when I said Health were fast becoming my new favourite band?

That hasn’t changed.

Their new video for ‘We are water’ was directed by Eric Wareheim (see also: MGMT) and... Read More »


DAS AMAZING, DAS OFFENSIVE

Das amazing

Das spaceship

Das space shit

Das offensive

Das Racist

http://www.knotoryus.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/april/YOK_Das_Racist.mp3

Das Racist ‘You Oughta Know’

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KNOTORYUS INTERVIEW: DAS POP

“Not necessarily fun. But definitely interesting.”

Band Photography: Cindy Frey

I’m meeting Das Pop straight after their soundcheck for their Hilfiger Denim Live show in Brussels. Everyone grabs a backstage beer... Read More »


EYECANDY SMORGASBÖRD feat. So_Me for MGMT, Lemmy The Movie, Miranda July, Strange Boys, Lasertits

So_Me on the set of his new video for MGMT, your favourite new rock 'n roll band and tits with lasers. Peeeeow! Read More »

MGMT : FLASH DELIRIUM – OFFICIAL VIDEO

It’s here. View it after the jump…

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KANYE WEST: ‘IN THE STREETS’ VIDEO

Kanye's new video, directed by Spike Jonze and Jonathan Bensimon. Watch the little green man from the street lights taking a stroll around Tokyo, followed by a nightmarish vision... Read More »

NY-Z: JAY-Z AT THE GARDEN

Absolut has been trying to conquer the nets with collaborations including the likes of Spike Jonze and... they've just won this KNOTORYUS corner with NY-Z, a 15 minute documentary... Read More »

LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE NEW MGMT ALBUM FOR FREE

Hey everybody, the album leaked, and we wanted you to be able to hear it from us. We wanted to offer it as a free download but that didn't... Read More »

SET YOUR VINYL ON FIRE AND HEADBUTT YOUR DECKS

If you don't like this YouTube clip of a semi-naked Japanese hiphop DJ setting fire to his death metal records, get off the internet. It's just not for you. Read More »

FORGETTING THE STRANGE AND THE HARD

Bonnie Prince Billy can do anything. He can conjure up pure beauty while he's wearing green crocs. You can download the proof of his magic powers Mp3-format by... Read More »

UFFIE : OFFICIAL BLOG + TOUR DATES

At KNOTORYUS we’ve been loving the Uffster long time and through thick and thin. We’ve posted about her music, her collabs, her modelling, her marital life and her new... Read More »


IS LADY GAGA READING KNOTORYUS.COM?

‘Cuz we sure as hell called the styling of the new ‘Telephone’ video feat. Beyonce.

EXHIBIT A:

Above: Gaga, March 2010.

Below: KNOTORYUS.com 2009

EXHIBIT B:

Above: Gaga and Beyonce 2010.

Below: KNOTORYUS 2009

Couldn’t ketchup... Read More »


VIDEO: SEBASTIEN TELLIER ‘LOOK’

Record Makers are celebrating their tenth birthday with an iPhone app collabo with Mr. Oizo and Sébastien Tellier. To make it viral-friendly, they also commissioned this fantastic video for... Read More »


BIG BOI FT TOO SHORT AND GEORGE CLINTON : OFFICIAL VIDEO

Some days are better than Sundays. But today I’d even take a bad Monday.

Untill this video rolled around that is. Baby! This one’s for you!

And for all y’all as... Read More »


DOWNLOAD NEW MGMT: “FLASH DELIRIUM”

The new David Bowie Beatles Beach Boys MGMT single ‘Flash Delirium’ is up for free download at the MGMT site. Click the image to go there.

Other tracks from ‘Congratulations’... Read More »


NEW THE DRUMS VIDEO: ‘BEST FRIEND’

The Drums go all The Cure on you on the first official single off of their debut album: it’s a superpoppy bouncy track about missing your dead best friend.... Read More »


NIRVANA ON ICE

Oh well, whatever. Nevermind.

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XV IS ABOUT TO LIFT THE GAME

A word of advice to rappers trying to make it to the next level of hype on the net: don’t use a roman numeral for a name. Seriously, how... Read More »


CHILLY GONZALES – PIANIST ENVY MIXTAPE

How good is THIS?

No, seriously. If you download only one thing this week: let this be it.

Gonzales, now (officially) called Chilly Gonzales, has released a mixtape with piano interpretations... Read More »


CATWALK SOUNDTRACK: GARETH PUGH SPRING/SUMMER 2010

Gareth Pugh’s vision of summer looks like the kind of garbs a friendly, advanced society would wear in an RPG game. He literally went from seeing everything in black... Read More »


THERE’S A BEAR INSIDE YOUR STOMACH

If you haven’t heard ‘Hospice’ by The Antlers yet: you can go to hype machine and click ‘Zeitgeist’. It’s in there at number 8 in the ‘Best Albums of... Read More »


RIHANNA – RUDE BOY (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Rihanna riding a lion and a zebra and grinding Caribbean style.

StolethevidfromMIAandbeginningtosoundandlookalotlikeBey.

Bygones.

And I want that coiff she’s sportin in the zebra-scene.

Watch the video and her brand new I-D cover after... Read More »


EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD: wha? huh? special feat. Jeff & Lindsay & Terry & Katie & Soft Pack & Rihanna & Viktor & Rolf

This is a 1979 BMW ‘art car’ painted by Andy Warhol.

You know who’s going to do the 2010 version? (Duhu, it’s like.. the first name in the header..)

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HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA: a MIXTAPE hosted by KID CUDI

Kid Cudi was still working in the NYC Bape shop when he met Ian Edelman, the man behind ‘Entourage’. Ian was putting the finishing touches to his new project:... Read More »


MONDAY MORNING MIXTAPE BLEND: THE DILLS

Start the weekend with a smooth, high qualiy blend: The Dills, a collection of unreleased Dilla blends by Terry Urban.

It was J Dilla‘s birthday this weekend. I can’t pretend... Read More »


MASSIVE ATTACK -SPLITTING THE ATOM: NEW KILLER BUNNY VIDEO

I’ve only got 5 minutes to post today. Which is fine, because I can be brief about this: Massive Attack have a new video out for ‘Splitting the Atom’... Read More »


THE BOOK OF LOVE IS LONG AND BORING

You might not know this, but when I’m not kicking ass in the morning and taking names in the evening, I like to stare out the window at noon.... Read More »


D’ANGELO – 1000 DEATHS

A bit later than expected. But it seems like D’Angelo is about ready.

Who cares what he looks like? I just want him to come back…

Listen after the jump…

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LISTEN TO THE KNIFE – TOMORROW, IN A YEAR

No word on any Belgian dates,  but I would love to see this performance.

But you can pre-listen the music The Knife composed for the opera Tomorrow, In A Year,... Read More »


CATWALK SOUNDTRACK: YVES SAINT LAURENT S/S 2010

As the world is losing their shit over Fall/Winter 2010 and Bryanboy sitting next to Anna Wintour and the ‘take-over’ of fashion bloggers, maybe you need some soothing sounds... Read More »


KID CUDI : CUDDERISBACK VIDEO

Now, we all know the Cudder likes to get f’d up. But dang son, that’s a lot of weed for a 2min video.

Watch it after the jump!

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(UPDATE) NOT JUSTICE: THE BEGINNING OF THE END

If you thought the internet was feeling a bit cramped today, you were right. Right now, millions of hipsters, bloggers and twitterati are spewing their opinion about the surprise... Read More »


BALOJI : KARIBU YA BINTOU FEAT. KONONO N°1

The title of the song means : ‘Welcome To Life In Limbo’

The video was shot on the streets of Kinshasa, site of Muhammad Ali’s legendary ‘Rumble in the Jungle’... Read More »


THE XX – VCR – VIDEO

This song sounds like a blinking VCR timer somebody forgot to set. The XX - VCR - Video "Watch things on VCRs, with me and talk about big love I think... Read More »

ME AND THE DEVIL (WALKING SIDE BY SIDE)

Video for Gil Scott-Heron's new single "The Devil & Me" shows the darkness lurking behind the overused expression 'urban jungle'. Read More »

IT’S OFFICIAL: NEW MIA “SPACE ODYSSEY”

New MIA "Space Odyssey" is a protest song against the New York Times, says official rep. No word on official protest dance. Read More »

DIPLO PRESENTS: FREE GUCCI (best of the cold war mixtapes)

Quote Mad Decent: "It’s here… IT’S HERE! If you’ve been living under a rock or in the jungle with no internet, let me fill you in… Diplo rounded up some... Read More »

2MANY DJ’S THREE HOUR LIVE SET WITH LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

It's those f*ckin' Dewaele brothers again, teaming up with LCD Soundsystem for a three-hour take-over of Triple J Radio. Download the Mp3 here. Read More »

I’M NOT GOOD AT PEACE NO MORE

The Hickey Underworld's previous video was a full-on assault on all that is holy and clean. Their newest video for the single "Future Words" is a more subtle,... Read More »

KNOTORYUS IN dSM

dSM asked us what we thought the great trends of 2010 would be.

Our answer :

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ARE YOU A CONTRA?

While we were off to the Holy Land, the mailman dropped off 'Contra', by The Vampire Weekend. Track by track first impressions & lyric snippets after the jump. Read More »

RIHANNA : HARD – OFFICIAL VIDEO

I love the styling in this new Rihanna video, but I have to tell you : I’m not phased any more…

I’ve already seen the best video of 2010, it’s... Read More »


SURFING TRAINS IN SOWETO

My prediction for the Word Cup finale in South Africa 2010? England v. Brazil. England wins. My prediction for biggest South African band in 2010? BLK JKS. I should... Read More »

JINGLE BOOTY CLAP

Ding Dong. Christmas is here. DJ Sega ups the tempo for a new version of the Jingle Bells classic and Prince Zimboo threatens to chop any man that comes... Read More »

NEW PORTISHEAD ‘CHASE THE TEAR’ VIDEO + MP3 FOR AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Portishead backs the Amnesty International cause by releasing a brand new track called 'Chase the Tear', which can be downloaded via the Amnesty International site. You already know my thoughts... Read More »

HOW NOT TO BE THE NEXT BIG THING IN 2010. AGAIN.

'These New Puritans have a new album out called 'Hidden' in January 2010. So will they make it this time? Hellz no. The first single off the album is... Read More »

OFFICIAL VIDEO : KID CUDI – PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

According to our stats, this song right here is the song of 2009. Everybody and their grandma are googling “people told me slow my roll, I’m screaming out fuck... Read More »


RIHANNA FT SHY RONNIE ON SNL

Alright, I have to admit that I stole this from LGF’s desktop. But only because he was probably going to sit on it for a couple of more days.

Sorry... Read More »


Watagatapitusberry e Tigeraso. Que?

Attention marketing people. Your trend forecast for today includes: dancing in your underwear with a shower cap on, wearing gold beer cans as rollers, Dominicans and Spanish language in... Read More »

VIDEO: SANTIGOLD PLAYS POLO

I've you've ever wondered what Brooklynite Santigold might be doing today, chances are you weren't imagining her on a horse wearing puffy pants (Santi, not the horse) and swinging... Read More »

GREAT EMINEM INTERVIEW

Speaking of which, you’ve always said you don’t use computers or the Internet. Is that really still the case in 2009?

Eminem: I don’t even know how to turn a... Read More »


HOLY CRAP. DID YOU JUST POST A DRUM ‘N BASS VIDEO?

This video for 'Spheres of Fury' by Hecq vs. Exillion (please, feel free to forget these names at synaps-firing speed) is a very silly idea, very well executed. Come... Read More »

LUPE FIASCO – ENEMY OF THE STATE: A LOVE STORY – MIXTAPE

Mr. Lupe originally dropped this Mixtape 'cassette style', which means it was one long mp3, but I prefer the 'chopped' version with separate tracks. I haven't listened all the... Read More »

CAN’T WATCH. HAVE TO WATCH. (BONUS RE-UP: SOULWAX ESSENTIAL HOT MIX)

It's 8-bit ultraviolence with strippers, money shots, blood guts and a whole lot of poo. Like a car crash with a truck full of porn stars. Can't watch. Have... Read More »

INSPIRED BY: RAF

I've been working on a new project. Can't talk too much about it right now. What I can do is share some of the stuff that's inspiring me along... Read More »

VIDEO: LUMINA (FARIS BADWAN -THE HORRORS- BLACK LIPS COVER)

Faris Badwan, the slightly eccentric frontman of the biggest hype of 2009 The Horrors, has been working on a side project called 'Lumina'. This is his self-directed video for... Read More »

A WORD FROM AUX RAUS

Aux Raus are playing at the Diesel U Music party in BXL tonight. And by 'playing', we of course mean jumping naked from a giant inflatable tongue. We sent... Read More »

EINE KLEINE NACHTMIXTAPE

Mixtapes by Lindstrom (feat. ABBA and Black Sabbath) and the XX (feat. the XX bootlegs, Four Tet, Skream, Burial and the XX edits) Read More »

BACK TO BURAKA

Answering the age old question: "So what you done good?", Buraka Som Sistema goes back to Buraka -their original neighbourhood in Portugal- to throw their peeps a bona... Read More »

DOWNLOAD: JUSTICE MINI-MIX FOR ANNIE MAC (BBC – 11/13/2009)

A mix by Justice? In 2009? Really? Yes! Well, kind of. Annie Mac re-broadcast an old mix from when Justice mixes were still a big thing, see? Read More »

GET YER FREE TICKETS FOR THE PARTY OF THE YEAR RIGHT HERRRRR (UPDATE: ALL GONE)

We are giving away 1 duo ticket to the Anarchic spécial D : U : M edition in Brussels this Friday! Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: THE NEW SOULWAX LOOK

Exclusive first view of the new Soulwax look. Read More »

I DON’T KNOW Y’ALL

Wow. I've never really felt the need to post anything by Young Dro before (no offence, Dro). But the style of this new video for 'I don't know y'all'... Read More »

NEW LIL’ WAYNE MIXTAPE: NO CEILINGS

The new Lil' Wayne wasn't supposed to drop until this weekend, but there you go. Some people are sayin' there's going to be 8 extra tracks leaked later this... Read More »

YOU GOT THE LOVE I NEED TO SEE ME THROUGH

Florence & The Machine covers 90's Jesus-lovin' Euro Pop anthem by Candi Statton and the XX turn the the whole thing into an intense breakbeat-driven gem of a remix.... Read More »

CATWALK SOUNDTRACK: MIU MIU SPRING/SUMMER (WOMEN)

Miuccia covers her clothes in cute kitties and naïve nudes. (Please insert your own Miu Miu - Miauw Miauw joke here.) David Bowie adds the mystery, mixed by Frederic... Read More »

IS THAT YOU CHOKING?

You know when there's a dream sequence in movies and, for some reason, there's always a circus with little people scuttling about, a femme fatale with freaky eyes and... Read More »

UFFIE : POP THE GLOCK VIDEO

The long awaited Uffie video is finally here!

More news on the album + watch the video after the jump…

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CARL SAGAN FT. STEPHEN HAWKING: “A GLORIOUS DAWN” (COSMOS REMIX)

"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch You must first invent the universe." Read More »

THE JAY-Z & OPRAH TAPES (FULL INTERVIEW)

My O please moments :

Why did she feel it was necessary to end the show with a Barbra Streisand performance? That’s pretty insulting.

And yeah. We get it. You disagree.

My... Read More »


THE FLAMING LIPS feat. KAREN O: I CAN BE A FROG

THE FLAMING LIPS feat. KAREN O: I CAN BE A FROG Video, from the forthcoming album "Embryonic". Read More »

VIDEO: CROOKERS DO GRANNIES

Watch CROOKERS "PUT YOUR HANDS ON ME" FT. KARDINAL OFFISHAL Read More »

CATWALK SOUNDTRACK: MARC JACOBS SPRING 2010

Marc said he's just 'really into pretty clothes right now'. Which is fair enough. But wearing your underwear on the outside is only OK if you can combine it... Read More »

KID CUDI ALBUM SAMPLER + PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS LIVE ON LETTERMAN

Click to listen to an album sampler of 'Man on the Moon - The End of Days' after the jump and watch the Letterman performance of his newest single... Read More »

KID CUDI: “PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS” FEAT. RATATAT & MGMT

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shines ain't always gonna be gold I'll be fine once I get it, I'll be goo Read More »

EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD: you can’t act like you don’t know

I got a broken face I got a I got a broken face Uh-hu, uh-hu, uh-hu, uh-hu, ooo I got a broken face Read More »

A FIRST LOOK AT THE DAS POP ALBUM

After three years of 'it's out soon' and 'have you heard it?' and 'just a little later... soon... I promise!' one of the most anticipated releases of 2006 2009... Read More »

HEADS AIN’T READY

"THIS IS SO GOOD IT MADE MY HEART SINK... LIKE A MIX OF THE FEELING IN YOUR STOMACH WHEN YOU'RE ON A ROLLER COASTER AND WHEN YOU WOULD SEE... Read More »

ZERO GRAVITY DISCO

The newest instalment of WMIG is sent to you from the outer frontiers of cosmic disco. Read More »

HERE BE MIXES

Instead of bitching about working late every single day this week, I thought I'd share some of the mixes and mixtapes I've got on my headphones. Read More »

TWO VIDEOS YOU’VE PROBABLY SEEN SOMEWHERE ELSE ALREADY

1. The Horrors "Mirror's Image". From what is still the best album of the year in my book (Major Lazer and Warm Heart of Africa and Jay Reatard close... Read More »

NEW LIGHTNING BOLT (HAS ACTUAL SINGING AND RIFFS)

Wakey wakey. New Lightning Bolt! Their new album, "Earthly Delights", 5 years in the making, will finally be released in October. The first single off of this mythical beast is called... Read More »

BREAKBOT MIXTAPE FOR BBC

French machine Breakbot did a 15-minute mix for the BBC.

It’s awesome.

http://www.knotoryus.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/aug/Breakbot.mp3

Download link,  tracklist and all the tracks (sort of) separately after le jump.

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AND THE AWARD FOR MOST F*CKED UP VIDEO OF THE YEAR GOES TO…

he Hickey Underworld for 'Blonde Fire'! The Hickey Underworld's 'Blonde Fire' is one of my favourite tracks of the year, taken from the self titled debut, produced by Das Pop.... Read More »

COME ON AND WORK IT ON OUT NOW, HONEY

Video: Diplo remix of Twist and Shout from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a video remix tribute to the late, great John Hughes. Read More »

ZOMBIE VS. KILLER WHALE

Who cares about directing new videos anymore when you can just as easily edit together vintage zombie erotica, surf flicks and a zombie vs. killer whale fight scene for... Read More »

TRIPLE TROUBLE BY a.o. SO-ME ONLINE SALE

Interviewing So-Me was definitely one of the highlights of this year. After the exhib, LGF and I went back and bought one of the artworks.

For those of you that... Read More »


MARK RONSON FOR GUCCI

2ManyCollabs.

But if they’re good, we’ll talk about it.

Mark Ronson + the other model, price tags & the Gucci Pop Up-tour after the jump…

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DAYGLOW DAGGERING

Major Lazer is continuing their ongoing bombardment of all things essential (see: shirts, mishka mix, essential mix) with an incredibly outrageous video for the best track on their... Read More »

MUSIC TO WATCH WAVES GO BY

If I had a time machine next to the water cooler, I'd nip out to a quiet beach in Ibiza circa 1978 with D and take this mix... Read More »

DOWNLOAD: MAJOR LAZER – KEEP WATCH MIX VOL. X (MISHKA)

Dudes from Mishka are on point. Their always awesome Keep Watch mix series continues with a new Major Lazer mix and a T-shirt to match. A bit harder and dubsteppy... Read More »

NEW ARCTIC MONKEYS VIDEO: CRYING LIGHTNING

Hey hey it's the monkeys. They're back from the desert, they've got new haircuts suitable for 21st century rock prophets and a new album called 'Humbug'. Josh Homme produced... Read More »

NEET: DOWNLOAD NEW RYE RYE “ROCK OFF/SHAKE OFF” M.I.A. REMIX

NEET just launched their official homepage with an exclusive M.I.A. remix of Rye Rye's track "Rock Off/Shake Off". There's even a free MP3 of the track. Now isn't that... Read More »

COOL CATS YELLOW POP-UP SHOP PARIS: THIS WEEKEND ONLY

Ed Banger's Cool Cats will be setting up shop on the outskirts of Paris. The Yellow Shop, in association with LiveStrong, will be open for two days: the 25th... Read More »

UFFIE IS PACKIN’

So one of the hottest chicks in music got married and is pregnant. She just finished recording her album with Mirwais, which will drop soon. Meanwhile you can get this Uffie... Read More »

DOWNLOAD JAY-Z “23” MIXTAPE: THE MICHAEL JORDAN OF RECORDIN’

To tie you over until the new Blueprint drops, here's a new Hova mixtape with all of his recent exploits (singles, remixes, freestyles...) and a small 'best of' of... Read More »

POKE HER FACE

I love the Cudder. Can’t wait for his album.

Make Her Say (ft Kanye West & Common) video after the jump

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2MANY DJ’S LIVE AT ROCK WERCHTER 2009

Hey boys Hey girls It's 2ManyDJ's. Live at Rock Werchter 2009.(Full hour, not the 20 minute version circulating earlier...) Download and tracklist. Read More »

DO WHAT THE SONG SAYS (BANG)

M.I.A. directs the new video of her protégé Rye Rye. Raw, gritty and probably the hardest clip ever (to take screenshots of). Did someone not tell me about this... Read More »

KIJK ZE SHINEN

Remember those MJ pillows you could win at the annual fair?

There’s one in the new DJVT video.

Remember that Le Le shirt I got a while ago?

It’s in there.

Remember how... Read More »


I WANNA BE YOUR BESTEST EVER.

Inspiration is a rare commodity.

About a month ago, I first stumbled upon the blog of Akiko Matsuura. It consumed the best part of my day.

Akika is in no less... Read More »


OH I THINK WE LIKE IT

Attention European radio DJ’s: it’s pronounced ‘Vee-lee’.

http://www.knotoryus.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/june/Motorsports.mp3

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CATWALK SOUNDTRACKS: PRADA WOMEN SS 09, PRADA MEN SS09 AND PRADA FW 09-10

Classic fun, rubber neckin’ and post-apocalyptic techno.

Tracklists and a little extra (Miu Miu FW09 soundtrack) after the jump.

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STREAM THE ENTIRE MAJOR LAZER ALBUM NOW

One year and almost two months after we first alerted you to Diplo & Switch starting up a new project called Major Lazer, the entire album is being streamed... Read More »


BEST OF THE WEEKEND – FREAKY DEAKY

The weekend started off kind of normal, ended in a weird hipster wedding kind of way.

I’m not sorry though…

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KID CUDI – HEAVEN AT NITE (VIDEO)

This ‘new’ Kid Cudi video has been around since April, I think. But for some reason, it’s doing the rounds on the blogs since this weekend.

Here’s what Mr. Solo... Read More »


MAJOR LAZER ‘HOLD THE LINE’ VIDEO

Major Lazer the greatest hero of them all!

Clever video for ‘Hold The Line feat. Santigold’, after the jump.

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EYE CANDY SMÖRGASBORD : feat. Nike, Louboutin, Acne, Awkward Family Pictures, Andrea Crews, The Soft Pack, etc.

Imagine your dad as a priest in a pair of tight shorts. Wow. Actually, now that I think about it: that description fits my dad rather well…

Moving on.

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GHETTO PHONE SEX WITH SANTIGOLD

It’s sunny out and the deadlines are melting. So this is just a quick stop-off to post a summery hot blend of Cham/SantiGold/Busy Signal phone sex-themed ditties.

Tracklist after the... Read More »


YOU’RE A DRUNK! NO, YOU ARE! (look what we got in the mail)

So, we  just received the DISKODRUNKARDS ( the band that includes  Tim Vanhamel ) promo copy.

You know we have been waiting for this.

Artwork by Toykyo (good job dudes!) &... Read More »


FREE BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR

We make it good continues to dominate the non-hip-hop-related mixtape scene. After Crookers & Blaqstarr,  Free Blood gets to hand in their tape.

Quote The Fader:

“Remember that really cool dude... Read More »


DOWNLOAD: 2 MANY DJ’S LIVE @ BLOWPOP

 

BBC Radio 1 had a big weekend with a 6-hour show in which lots of favourites from the past ‘essential mix’ series performed their mix live in front of... Read More »


BEST OF THE WEEKEND – LESSONS IN LOVE

Besides some fils-à-papa pulling my ponytail (What. We in kindergarten now?) after the Das Pop concert (No biggie though. I threatened to deck him and when his boys subsequently... Read More »


ON THE GRIND

Intelligentsia coffee wants to make Stones Throw coffee blends, but only if there’s enough positive response from you, the loving public.

Please nuke their mailbox.

(P.S: Follow us after the jump... Read More »


DAS POP BLITZ

We went to see Das Pop yesterday…

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BLOOD ON THE CHEF’S APRON

Raekwon the Chef totally delivers on the Cuban Linx II mixtape: “Blood on the chef’s apron”. Wu bangers back to front.

Seems the clan is shaping up for a good... Read More »


BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW BUBBLES

Black Moth Super Rainbow made a freaky-looking video you (yes you!) can control with your webcam.

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EYE CANDY SMÖRGASBORD : feat. YSL for Puma, Mr. Natural Sneakers, V Swimsuit issue, April 77, ACNE, etc.

Natalia Vodianova in the new ACNE paper. Don’t know why, but I just imagined her doing a rain dance in those frilly pants.

This is from the new April 77... Read More »


WHERE TO SPOT KNOTORYUS

 

Yesterday we went to see Peaches in concert. Before the gig we bumped into Soulwax costumier Saskia Van Gils of Café Costume-fame…

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COOL KIDS: GONE FISHING MIXTAPE with Don Cannon

Drrr-op!

Cool Kids finally releasing new material: a mixtape collaboration with the infamous Don Cannon. (See: Pharrell, Clipse, etc.)

You know what the deal is: brrap bap old school beats and... Read More »


THE WIZARD OF IZ

The Izza Kizza marketing plan is unfolding nicely. First there was the 2008 tease, then the rainbow-coloured, 8-bit vid, and now the ‘official’ (you can tell it’s official ‘cuz... Read More »


PARRA SOUNDSYTEM – THE ART OF PARTYING MIXTAPE

Woah Crack Betty… it’s the new Parra Soundsystem mixtape.

Download & tracklist after the jump.

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THE IZZA KIZZA IZZO KIZZAY

Being a devoted KNOTORYUS follower has its perks. Like being able to tell people you were already listening to that ‘new’ Izza Kizza track everybody’s raving about waaaaaay back... Read More »


ANOTHER MAN WOULD SURELY LEARN

The Horrors. You know how much we love the new album ‘Primary Colours’.

And with the new single ‘Who Can Say’, they’re taking this whole ‘the new Jesus & Mary... Read More »


KANYE WEST – AMAZING (VIDEO)

 

“Where are you Yeezy?”

“I’m in the jungle with Hype Williams. It’s amazing.”

Watch ’til the end for an extra BET interview where Kanye ‘unleashes the ego’.

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EYE CANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Fantastic Man, Dork Yearbook, MGMT, Passion Pit, Raf Simons, Gemma Ward, Game Girl in Vogue Paris, etc.

I went to a vernissage by Luc Tuymans yesterday and boy that party sure could have used a vodka kalashnikov to liven things up. Sorry Mr. Tuymans. Still a... Read More »


DAT KID FROM CLEVELAND: A KID CUDI ’09 MIXTAPE

A collection of tracks Mr. Solo Dolo put out in ’08 and ’09 plus one new track. Download and tracklist after the jump.

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FREE DOWNLOAD: NEW CLIPSE X KANYE X KAWS

Quote “Play Cloths” Blog:

“Pardon me i must say, I’m kinda like a big deeeeeaaal”

“Whats the big deal? Only some of the biggest talents in music coming together on the... Read More »


THE HORRORS – NEW ALBUM PREVIEW (May Release)

This isn’t a fuzzy picture. This is what the cover of the new The Horrors album looks like.

Thank you Jan @ Beggars & XL for sending us this mad... Read More »


NEW SANTIGOLD: MAJOR LAZER “HOLD THE LINE”

Vibrate like a Nokia.

Quote Diplo:

“First leak from my homeboy Major Lazer.. this one actually gonna be on the album – zumbi oh zumbi was just a dub he got... Read More »


KIM DEAL IS STRAIGHT UP STUNTIN’

 

There was a time when the thought of Kim Deal on roller skates and in a tight pink top would have been pretty exciting.

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PHARRELL IRKS ME (NYLON INTERVIEW)

Don’t get me wrong. I like skateboard P and I’m mad jealous of his purple Hermès bag.

But his Nylon interview kind of rubbed me the wrong way. Why was... Read More »


LIL’ WAYNE: THE DROUGHT IS OVER – THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION

 

4 new tracks and a so-called ‘best of’ collection of the previous Drought tapes. Sounds good, but beware: Weezy is currently beefing with The Empire’s DJ Drama (lawsuit in... Read More »


VIDEO: PEACHES ‘TALK TO ME’ (PROD. BY SOULWAX) + PEACHES MIXTAPE

 

The good folks at XL records dropped the entire ‘I Feel Cream’ album in our mailbox this weekend and I can honestly say that the Soulwax-track isn’t the best... Read More »


THURSTON MOORE IS ANOTHER MAN

Thurston Moore is one of LGF’s longtime heroes.

+ get a preview of the interview…

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LIVING WELL IS THE BEST REVENGE

Yep, I definitely had the best month …

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FREE ALBUM: U-N-I: ‘A LOVE SUPREME’

U-N-I (sounds like: ‘you and I’) is one of those bands popping up on just about every ‘Hot for 2009′ lists. Pharrell likes ’em. Kanye likes ’em. So far,... Read More »


JAH WANTS YOU TO DOWNLOAD THIS MIXTAPE

It was a brilliant, sunny day in Brussels today. Somewhere inside my head, a tiny man awoke from wintry slumber, stretched himself with a happy grin and shouted “SHABBA!”.

(Don’t... Read More »


ON THE RUN

If you’ve never heard from CFCF before, I won’t blame you or arrogantly flip my cowlick at you. I didn’t know him either. But their new video for “You... Read More »


SEBASTIEN TELLIER IS OVER THE TOP

How many butts do I count in this new SB video for ‘Kilometer’?

Let’s just say: many.

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LOSING MY YOUTH TO TOKYO

My expectations for the new Patrick Wolf material were pretty high. Snippets leaked from the studio were incredibly varied and Mr. Wolf seemed to think of the double album... Read More »


EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD VIDEO SPECIAL feat. The Horrors, Consequence & Kid Cudi, Bat for Lashes, Buraka SS, Solid Gold, Rob Roy, etc.

Rob Roy – Fur In My Cap

Dir: Ethan Lader

Pretty fresh video for indie rapper Rob Roy. Love the image of Rob as a young boy posing and MC’ing.

Daito Manabe... Read More »


FAKE BLOOD – ESSENTIAL MIX

 

Fake Blood (you know, that guy from MARS) is the newest Essential Mix DJ for BBC. One hour for the clubs, one hour for the afterparty.

Download and tracklist after... Read More »


JACK WHITE FORMS SUPERGROUP WITH THE KILLS, QOTSA & THE RACONTEURS

 

Jack White really likes the number three: at the launch of his new label ‘Third Man Records’, he unveiled his new (third) band: The Dead Weather.

The line-up: Jack White... Read More »


THIS IS NOT A NEW SOULWAX MIX

No, really. It’s not. I swear.

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HIPSTER KARAOKE WITH VETIVER

The sun is out in Brussels and that makes me want to feel unique and silly and spontaneous. Singing along to Vetiver’s “Everyday” with a fantastic nineties karaoke video... Read More »


YETI METAL

Mastodon climb a mountain to defrost a caveman with his V-guitar, summon the Yeti, sacrifice a virgin and get eaten alive. All in their new video for “Divinations”, the... Read More »


THE STREETS MAKES A MIXTAPE FOR HIS TWITTER FANS

 

Mr. Skinner mixes up ravey stuff, hip hop, Frank Sinatra and the Beatles and posts it up for his Twitter fans. Download link after the jump. Tracklisting when Mike... Read More »


A MESSAGE FROM GHOSTFACE TO RIHANNA

Ghostface says:”Protect ya neck, girl.”

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SEBASTIEN TELLIER – ROCHE VIDEO

Giant women in bathing suits, smurf women in bikinis and the French chevalier of pop riding his horse across a giant ass. Why wouldn’t you want to watch the... Read More »


CROOKERS: WE MAKE IT GOOD VOL. 7 MIX

A Message from the Crookers:

“We made this mix in the only 2 days off in the last 2 month of crazy world touring…mixin in Old Italian stuff with Rusko... Read More »


NEW BLACK LIPS: “SHORT FUSE”

 

After being thrown out of India for spreading cheeks on stage, The Black Lips channel their inner Sgt. Pepper for the new single “Short Fuse”.

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KANYE WEST FT. KID CUDI – WELCOME TO HEARTBREAK VIDEO

 

No, your media player of choice is not broken. The images are broken on purpose.

(How great are those KNOTORYUS colors?)

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FOLLOW THE SMOKE

Diplo has recently been touting these Londoners as his favourite new band. Their debut album ‘The Master Alchemist’ has just been given the finishing touches for immanent release.

More Invasion... Read More »


AN AWKWARD DATE WITH SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

Dude on the cover of The Fader dropped his Mixtape one day ahead of its official release date. Sprung!

Tracklist and download of  the Charles Hamilton’s “Well isn’t this awkward”... Read More »


MICHELLE OBAMA IN VOGUE: PICTURES + INTERVIEW

The March issue feature is written by Vogue editor-at-large and KNOTORYUS favourite André Leon Talley, pictures by Annie Leibovitz.

More after the jump!

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SEBASTIAN BEST MIX OF 2009

SebastiAn, easily the most talented man on the Ed Banger roster, did a mix for The Kissy sell Out Show on BBC1 and it actually made some people really... Read More »


RADIO KILLA MAKES A VIDEO

I don’t know why The Dream takes me to a happy place every time he starts up with those cheesy “I’m a make a song out of nothin’ but... Read More »


KANYE WANTS TO RECLAIM THE RAINBOW

 

(pictures by The Sartorialist)

“People are so gay-conscious now,” he told MTV, referring to those who are “scared” of gay people, or of being perceived as gay. “That’s like the... Read More »


SPANK ROCK BICICLETA MIX

Just in case you missed his set at the Gu-gu-gu-Gu-Guggenheim, bitches:

Mr. Devlin of Spank Rock has uploaded an exclusive mix he made for openbicycle.com featuring Neil Diamond, Animal Collective,... Read More »


CATWALK SOUNDTRACKS: LANVIN F/W09

Big pants. Strong boots. Small jacket. Nice scarf. Sometimes, it’s just that simple. Thank you, Mr. Elbaz.

Music: Philip Glass performed by Kronos Quartet. Press play to hear my favourite... Read More »


THE DEATH OF ADAM: AN 88 KEYS/KANYE WEST SAMPLES COLLECTION

Wow. One of my favourite mixtapes from last year was 88 Keys “The Death Of Adam” and that guy Kevin  just dropped a crate diggin’ collection of the samples... Read More »


SOULWAX INTROVERSY MIX

Those boys from Soulwax/2Many DJ’s/The F*cking Dewaele Brothers took over the Rob Da Bank show on BBC yesterday and cranked out an insane mix of 420 (count ’em) intros,... Read More »


YOU LEAVE ME NO CHOICE BUT TO PLOT MY REVENGE

Tame Impala‘s video for “Half Full Glass of Wine” makes it perfectly clear: photoshop is nice, watercolour painting is awesome. Watch it after the jump.

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BANGLADESH INVASION

While we were planning a worldwide takeover in London (more about that later), the man behind that ‘A Milli” beat released his first mixtape, hosted by Don Cannon. Tracklist... Read More »


CATWALK SOUNDTRACKS: BURBERRY PRORSUM Spring/Summer 09

Didn’t think much of the show, to be honest… but the soundtrack has the right kind of romance to it.

Video of the runway show after the jump.

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THEOPHILUS LONDON CALLING

You might want to practise pronouncing his name (tee-o-filus), because Mr. London is causing quite a stir with ‘This Charming Mixtape”.

Featuring music from Esau Mwamwaya, Kraftwerk, Lauryn Hill,... Read More »


GLITTER IS LOVE

Antony & The Johnsons asked the Wachowski Brothers (see: The Matrix) to help them out on their new video for ‘Epilepsy is Dancing’ and you can’t say they skimped... Read More »


LIL’ WAYNE BY TERRY RICHARDSON

Taken from the pages of GQ.

Have you ever told the full story of the shooting when you were younger? When you shot yourself in the chest? Uh-uh. No.

More after the... Read More »


I’M SKY HIGH: A KANYE WEST MIXTAPE feat. KID CUDI, DIPLO, LIL’ WAYNE, DJ BENZI, A-TRACK, CATCHDUBS ETC.

DJ Benzi dropped his much-anticipated “We Got The Remix” special this weekend, feat. Plain Pat, A-Track, Kid Cudi & Kanye West. This is the official, finished version of the... Read More »


99 THINGS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2009: #8: DISKO DRUNKARDS

Who? Disko Drunkards is Tim Vanhamel (see: Millionaire) and The Glimmer Twins (see: Mo & Benoeli).

Why? Because The Glimmers have the international clout and the easy-going funk that makes... Read More »


99 THINGS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2009: #1 ESAU MWAMWAYA

This is a first in a massive series of things, people, releases, changes, trends and actions I’m looking forward to this year.

First up: The Esau Mwamwaya debut album.

Above: the... Read More »


MORE GIMME MORE GIMME MORE

 

Karen Dreijer Andersson, of The Knife, will be releasing a solo album under the name Fever Ray come next March. The video for the first single “If I Had... Read More »


DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME

To everyone at the kebab shop down the street: I apologise.

I shouldn’t have been singing out loud and dancing the two-step in front of your girl. You were just... Read More »


YEAH YEAH YEAH THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WE LOVE

FalalalaFalalalalala. If all you wanted for Christmas was a new YeahYeahYeahs song with sleigh bells, a happy guitar solo and and subtle erotic yelps by Karen O, then Santa... Read More »


SOONER OR LATER, IT ALL COMES CRASHING DOWN

N.E.R.D. plays a show to cheer up those poor Wall Street boys. Watch it after the jump.

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SOULWAX – PART OF NYE NEVER DIES- EXCLUSIVE MIX FOR MIXMAG

I was posting that Fake Blood mix earlier and  the rumours that Fake Blood is actually Soulwax in disguise floated to the surface of my sleep-deprived brain. (Status:  not... Read More »


HIPSTER KARAOKE 2.0

Metronomy:  new single “A Thing For Me”.

Watch the karaoke 2.0 video after the jump.

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SHE SHOULD BE PART OF KNOTORYUS TOO

 

I love how she emphasizes “homie shit” around the 30 second mark,  busts some scary moves around 1’11” and gets bored at the end but still manages to yell... Read More »


SPIDEY LIKES TO PARTY

The new video for “Cornelius” by the Bloody Beetroots features Mark the Cobra Snake, Steve Aoki and the video director himself: BornToFilm, a Parisian kid plugged straight into the... Read More »


M.I.A.: “SHELLS” VIDEO

M.I.A., though still retired *cough*maternityleave*cough* not only collaborated on the soundtrack for “Slumdog Millionaire”, (directed by Danny Boyle -of Trainspotting fame) but even found time to release a new... Read More »


NEW CLIPSE: ROAD TO TILL THE CASKET DROPS

Yesterday I was a sorry little green monster hiding under my covers (floored by the flu) so I didn’t get to post the Clipse Mixtape the minute it dropped. ... Read More »


APOLOGIES FOR LOSING MY COOLING

After staging a kid’s dance-off for MGMT, director Eric Wareheim (see: Tim & Eric: Awesome Show, Great Job) organises a senior-citizen dance-off for Blue Note’s latest venture into Indie... Read More »


ZIMBOO NO DANCE. ZIMBOO WIFE DANCE FOR HIM

He has 999 wives and the funniest lyrics since Digital Underground. I guess you could say he’s the African musical version of Borat.

Meet Prince Zimboo.

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Lil’ Wayne -The Drought is Over – Part 6 – The Reincarnation

“Hang my feet out the window/Jock my shoe game/All my kicks fly/Like Liu Kang“

Young Mulah drops his 6th installment for the Drought series and it’s (sorry, but I have... Read More »


BEST OF WES PENTZ

As I was plowing through my mailbox this first gloriously snowy morning after KNOTORYUS Bootcamp, I bumped into a message from Mad Decent & PIAS  that the ‘best of’... Read More »


NASTY PARISIAN GOLDFISH VIDEO

 

Hot on the heels of Diesel’s venture into the world of ‘safe for work’ porn comes this video for Flying Lotus‘ “Parisian Goldfish”. It’s not safe for epileptics. It’s... Read More »


WE GOT YOU PROGRAMMED LIKE A BEAT

 

I’m an Indian, you’re an Indian. Saul Williams is an Indian, too. Watch the video and read the nu-skool poetry (oh yeah!) after the jump.

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PRADA PRESENTS “FALLEN SHADOWS”

Prada enlisted Antony & the Johnsons to create a track especially for their AW 2008-2009 presentation. The result, “Great White Ocean” is the soundtrack to a Dali-inspired short animation... Read More »


GUILTY PLEASURES, A KNOTORYUS MIXTAPE

Did you ever want something that you know you shouldn’t have? 

Tracklist and download link after the jump.

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NARDWUAR VS. JAY-Z

After the Pharrell interview, P called Jay-Z and hooked him with ‘the human serviette’. Don’t miss it.

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I AM AIMED AT THE STARS

And I grab those chances

And I carry them home

And then I’ll have had it with roaming.

The wonderfully sad video for ‘Everything Else is Borrowed’ after the jump.

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Lights Out (Take it easy)

Santogold ‘Lights Out’ video, directed by Kim Gehrig, after the jump.

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HAS KANYE LEARNED NOTHING FROM ISAAC HAYES?

In the new video for ‘Champion’, Kanye turns into a puppet-Rocky and runs is felt-covered ass off.

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JUSTICE MIX FOR DIOR HOMME S/S_09- feat. new material

http://www.knotoryus.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/aug/justicediorKNOTORYUS.mp3

I’ve been waiting for a good excuse to do a Kris Vanassche post and à cause des garçons de Justice, the perfect opportunity has popped up.

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THE STREETS – NEW VIDEO AND FREE MP3 OF ‘THE ESCAPIST’

I’ve been working 12hrs a day and I can barely see straight. But my ears are fine and this new ‘The Streets’ tune sounds promising, although it’s no ‘Blinded... Read More »


IZZA KIZZA MIXXA

I’m not big on picking ‘next big things’, but if I had to ( if the ghost of Heath Ledger showed up in full Joker make-up and put a... Read More »


EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. IBM slides, Neon Neon (new video) and Martin Hyres & William Mebane

Whenever I tell people that marketing presentations are the new street art, they arch their eyebrows like I’m some crazy guy with a long beard, a penchant for foot... Read More »


N*E*R*D VS NARDWUAR

Just arrived at the hotel, came back from filming a show.

Thought I’d chill out, let the innernet ennertain me.

It did.

Pharrell’s close to shitting himself.

And you know what?

Louis Vuitton... Read More »


WHO’S GONNA SAVE MY SOUL?

The new Gnarls Barkley is some freaky sh**. (NSFW) I mean, I’ve always thought Cee-lo sounded like a chubby bleeding heart singing into a green vegetable microphone (who hasn’t?).... Read More »


I’M MARTIN MARGIELA, BITCH!

So I was browsing through the Margiela Spring 2008 collection (because, you know, I wear that kind of stuff all the time) and I came across this leather V-jacket.

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Cool Outrageous Lovers of Uniquely Raw Styles video

The Cool Outrageous Lovers of Uniquely Raw Styles are: Fonzworth Bentley, Kanye West, Sa-Ra & Andre 3000.

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YOUR MONDAY MOMENT OF ZEN

People always ask me what it’s like: working so closely together, almost 24hrs a day.

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A MILLI – OFFICIAL LIL’ WAYNE VIDEO (BACK ONLINE!) + CARTER III PRODUCERS SPEAK

Lil’ Wayne’s official vid for “A Milli” is surprisingly good. It dropped about 5 days ago so as a ‘yeah I saw that on another blog’ bonus,... Read More »


THE COOL KIDS : THAT’S STUPID (MIXTAPE)

It’s what’s y’all been waitin’ for, ain’t it? Cool Kids finally release their second Mixtape with new material. Tracklist & download link after the jump.

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CROOKERS -ESSENTIAL MIX

Back by popular demand: the BBC essential Mix. This time, expert nob-twiddlers ‘Crookers’ take to the DJ booth.

Full tracklist after the jump.

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WORSHIPPING THE GOAT

“My pockets is rot/they got gang-green”. LL Cool J drops his first mixtape ever. Don’t let the oogly cover fool you.

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BUSY P LIVE ON KISS RADIO (SINDEN)

Ed Banger capo di tutti capi Pedro (Busy P) Winter was a guest on Kiss FM with Sinden.

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DUST IT OFF AND JERK IT.

Time to choke the chicken.

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TRON SLICES

According to YouTube, I’m the first person to blog about the new video “Program of the first part” by Thieves Like Us. So you get to be... Read More »


FATBOY SLIM, DIZZEE RASCAL, DAVID BYRNE AND A WHOLE LOTTA NUDITY

This has been going around the internets and I hadn’t gotten around to posting it. But that’s ok. I’m sure you had other stuff to do in the meantime.... Read More »


MYSTIC DISCO (new Hercules & Love Affair)

The new video for Hercules & Love Affair (feat. Nomi and Anthony) for “You Belong” is a black & white mixture of “Dune”, “Superman” and a Monie Love video.... Read More »


DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE?

You’re in the jungle, baby.

Let’s catch the moon, slice it open and drink the rainbow that lives inside.

The new video for MGMT’s “Electric Feel” is quite a trip….

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OFFISHALL BUSINESS : LIMITED TIME ONLY

Two of the most anticipated hip hop releases of 2008 dropped this week. One of them is not for sale. You just have to know where to get it.

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DRUNK WITH POWER AND HUNGRY FOR LOVE: the new leLE Album ‘FLAGE’

Look what the mailman just dropped at the KNOTORYUS doorstep. Scans of all the Parra cover art after le jump.

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TRENDY FOCKER

No matter what your favourite glossy is telling you, the colours of this season are Hulk-Green and Alien-Robot-Ooze-Purple.

Evidence after the jump: Late of the Pier’s latest video for the... Read More »


SO FAR, SO GOOD

Whatever you do, don’t throw out your old VHS tapes. You might need them to make a cool video for an awesome band, like this Midnight Juggernauts vid, entirely... Read More »


SIGUR ROS – GOBBLEDIGOOK

In collaboration with Ryan McGinley.

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LAST DAY OF MAGIC

The new Kills video is a pretty accurate representation of what a good The Kills gig is like: violent, fun and oozing sex.

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SCARLETT JOHANSSON – FALLING DOWN

The new vid for Scarlett Johansson’s collabo with Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) & David Bowie is out. Finally, an excuse to post some Scarlet Johansson cleavage! Me... Read More »


SOULWAX – PART OF THE WEEKEND NEVER DIES – FIRST OFFICIAL TRAILER

Wow. Just. Wow. Director Saam Farahmajiggy has not been churning out his best work lately (the Janet video with the globes: what was that?). But the teaser for... Read More »


KAP BAMBINO: VIVE LA REVOLUTION!

While the Ed Rec hype is slowly eating itself, (love the new Busy P track, though…) Paris is still burning with hot new bands. Kap Bambino has been... Read More »


SOUTH RAKKAS CREW JAPAN RIDDIM MIX

South Rakkas is all the fun of dancehall, without the gay bashing and with added Diplo savvy. Bass, handclaps, mashups and Canadian rastas. What more do you want? Maybe... Read More »


SWORDS OF TRUTH

These New Puritans think they’re so great.

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FOOD FIGHT!

Meet KNOTORYUS in Brussels…

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KNOTORYUS SMILES

More (incl. brandnew Parra artwork) after the jump

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WHERE TO SPOT KNOTORYUS

Lots of great shows the coming weeks…

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ZOCK ON!

Teriyaki Boyz will be releasing their now ZOCK ON! soon (19/O3). In case your hipster Dictionary hasn’t reached the ‘T’ yet, the Teryaki Boyz is a Japanese hip... Read More »


THIS MORNING I WOKE UP AND I SAW YOUR ANGRY FACE

And I wondered: “Are you in love?”.

Here’s the new video for ‘Love No’ by The Teenagers, taken from their debut album ‘Reality Check’

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COOL KIDS @ TRIX, ANTWERP

Last night KNOTORYUS nodded their heads in unison to the sounds of the Cool Kids.

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SANTOGOLD: L.E.S. ARTISTES VIDEO

The Santi White take-over enters a new phase with the release of the video for ‘L.E.S. ARTISTES’, directed by Nima Nourizadeh.

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BURAKA SOM SISTEMA feat. M.I.A. – SOUNDS OF KUDURO

Pretty low-budget but nevertheless hypnotising video from Buraka Som Sistema, the Portugese-Angolan dance collective, featuring DJ Znobia and M.I.A. If you’re looking for sounds and dance moves Madonna hasn’t... Read More »


COSMO BAKER MIXTAPE: TOO MUCH POSSE

He did it again. Cosmo Baker just dropped a free two hour and thirty-seven minutes mixtape of his favourite posse songs. In the words of the NY turntablist himself:

“Back... Read More »


HIT ME ON MY BEEPER

Get your juke on with the first video from The Count & Sinden, featuring Kid Sister & Flosstradamus. The track is set to be the first single off the... Read More »


OH SHHHHH….

?uestlove and Travis Barker (ex-Blink 182) unite for a jam session at the Grammy’s.

Via So Much Silence, who have the skinny on the new Roots track “75 Bars (Black’s... Read More »


FOALS ARE SWINGERS

Foals, grand champions of homeless lumberjack chic, released a second video to announce their upcoming debut ‘Antidotes’. Slightly NSFW if your boss doesn’t like indie kids swinging... Read More »


GONNA MAKE YOU SWEAT(HEART)

I’ve always thought Amanda Blank (Amanduh) would go solo after her much lauded collabos with Spank Rock.

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YOUR BELLY FULL OF GLEE

To celebrate the impending release of their new album ‘Do It’, Liverpudlians The Clinic are giving away free downloads of the first single ‘Free not Free’. You can download... Read More »


Some things you might not know about the Ting Tings and some things you’ve probably heard elsewhere first.

POP! The blogosphere just spit out a new popsensation/duo/hype. The Ting Tings were on everybody’s list of ‘bands to watch’ for 2008 and singlehandedly caused an army of... Read More »


Starfish & Coffee

Hot on the heels of the Rihanna + The TIME reunion, there’s more good Prince-related news. ‘Controversy’ is a new Prince covers project with a jaw-dropping tracklist, including D’Angelo... Read More »


Catwalk Soundtracks Pt. 4 – PRADA Spring/Summer 2008

http://www.knotoryus.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/jan/Prada.mp3

The soundtrack for the Prada SS08 catwalk has surfaced. No tracklisting yet, but there’s definitely some Brian Eno in there. Be sure to check out the PRADA site for..

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I WANT EXPENSIVE SADNESS

The Kills dance around like a drummer boy and a washed up startlet in this, the Warholy (Warholesque?)…

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VAMPIRES ARE HERE

So Vampire Weekend‘s self-titled debut was left on our doorstep yesterday. It’s a pretty awesome album. If Paul Simon and Joe Strummer from The Clash ever had a baby,... Read More »


PICK SOME OF THOSE WILD STRAWBERRIES

This Hot Chippy sounding band is called PNAU. And if you’re thinking: ‘Hot Chippy’, that sounds like a really good Australian porn flick, mate…you’re not that far off…

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DIZZEE, MEHDI & MARY ANNE

Yesterday, we had another one of those KNOTORYUS nights. We went to see Dizzee Rascal and DJ Mehdi perform @ AB in BX-capitale… (try to spot Dizzee. The... Read More »


THESE NEW PURITANS- Dior Homme 2007 + new Video ‘Elvis’

These New Puritans are the official KNOTORYUS bet for the ‘next big thing’ in 2008 (yes, Santogold too, maybe Kid Sister).

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Songs to the siren

Because some days are slower than others: this is a mighty slow and soothing mix by Jolyon Green, probably my favourite balearic DJ in the world (whatever that... Read More »


KILLING THE INDUSTRY ONE MIXTAPE AT A TIME

Wu-Tang Clan is comin’ atcha with a mixtape to wet your appetite for the highly anticipated 8 Diagrams. Exclusive remixes and new material, all free…

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GIG OF THE YEAR – B,B-A

Okay, we’ve seen a couple of cool things this year, …

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LOVE’M LIKE COOKED FOOD (NYC STORIES)

New York Pictured Stories, Son…

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BALLOONS: NO, DIRTY PICS: YES

The new Foals video for “balloons”, I’m sad to report, has no balloons in it whatsoever. Luckily they do have a pet raven on a leash and set their... Read More »


INDIE KITTENS

Kittens are cute. Especially when they’re being serenaded by semi-naked Berlin-based NYC hipsters.

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I WEAR THE SCARS TO SHOW MY SHAME

I had forgotten all about Blood Red Shoes ever since I raved about them about a year ago on our old site. But then I saw this new video... Read More »


DAVID SHRIGLEY – WORRIED NOODLES

Aside from a few limited editions, there’s only three proper artworks I own. One is from Matthew Barney. One is from Futura. The other one is by David Shrigley.... Read More »


ZOMBIE PLAYOFFS

The new Stones Throw podcast has new tracks by Q-Tip & J Dilla, MF Doom, Madlib… It’s a preview show of the upcoming Peanut Butter Wolf “B-Ball Zombie... Read More »


TIGHT BLACK RUBBER

So V2 sent us the new Black Francis album ‘Bluefinger’ last week and I’ve been listening to it non-stop. I’ve never been that much of a fan of his... Read More »


SOUTH RAKKAS CREW

The excellent Mad Decent label (founded by ex-M.I.A. bf, favela beats wizards and notorious hard-ass Diplo) will be releasing an EP by South Rakkas Crew. Without it, your BBQ... Read More »


ZACH GALIFIANAKIS vs. Will Oldham Vs. KANYE WEST

In what is perhaps the greatest video ever made, comedian Zach Galafianakis and Will “Bonnie Prince Billy” Oldham take on Kanye West’s current single “Can’t Tell Me Nuthin” on... Read More »


HORSE THE BAND

Horse The Band is set to release their first widely distributed album “A Natural Death” on August the 28th, spreading the word on California moustaches, soapy moshpit bubbles,... Read More »


M.I.A. ‘KALA’ PREVIEW

She delivers like UPS trucks.

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I LOVE YOU LESS NOW THAT I KNOW YOU

When I first saw Blonde Redhead, founded by Kazu Makino and twin brothers Simone and Amadeo Pace, they were a pretty clumsy art band touring with their patrons, Sonic... Read More »


BAT FOR LASHES

I’ve been looking for an excuse to post something about Bat for Lashes, so here it is: just minutes ago the short list for the Mercury Prize was announced.

The... Read More »


KNOTORYUS PODCAST: silent tears in the comfort of your coffee shop

This installment of the already infamous KNOTORYUS podcast features:

1. Panda Bear: “Comfy in Nautica” Sounds like someone had a panic atack & accidentally used a ziplock bag full... Read More »


SUMMER BREEZEY

Mr. Cosmo Baker is part of our favourite NY DJ-team ‘The Rub’. He was nice enough to pack a summer trunk full of breezy tunes and mix ’em together... Read More »


Tubefeed: Hey June

New videos by Tokyo Police Club, The Gossip, Dungen, M.I.A., Arctic Monkeys, The Black Lips live in Tijuana, Roisin Murphy (in Gareth Pugh outfit), Fion Regan, Paris favourite Soko... Read More »


INTERVIEW: BONDE DO ROLE

Just after signing with Domino Records and right before they hit the UK, touring with Ed Banger, Brazilian fighting force Bonde Do Role took some time out to... Read More »


Knotoryus @ BLACK LIPS

Knotoryus went to see the Black Lips and all we got was a bruised back, a free shot of Whiskey and a stack of pics. Created with Paul’s flickrSLiDR.

Their first... Read More »


TREND: TWO DUDES AND A MICROPHONE

THE NEW SCHOOL:

1. Best Fwends

Our Current favourite band on the Moshi Moshi label is called BEST FWENDS. Two crazy dudes from Austin, Texas rip it up punk style with... Read More »






KNOTORYUS TALKS TO AVENUE FOUNDER LINA FREDRIKSSON ABOUT HER VERY OWN ADIDAS SNEAKER, HYPE VS INNOVATION AND THE ‘MEH’ OF THE RESELLER

If you’d do a poll among young fashion killers on IG or Snapchat and ask them what item they’d mostly like to release carrying...

MOMO SOLO EXHIBITION “BEST PICTURE” AT ALICE GALLERY

Unlike the weather, you can always count on our faves over at ALICE Gallery to warm the depths of your heart. This time, they bring...

WATCH AMANDLA STENBERG CROON IN SELF-DIRECTED & EDITED VIDEO FOR “LET MY BABY STAY”

Amandla Stenberg decided that ready or not, it’s time to fully inform the world that next to acting, writing and showing the next generation how...

BEST OF THE ANTWERP + BRUSSELS STOCK SALES

There’s no sensation quite like picking up an item of discounted clothing from your fave Belgian designer, staring ahead both misty-eyed and blank-eyed while...

JOIN KNOTORYUS AT THE ANTWERP FASHION DEPARTMENT’S “SHOW2017” + “EXPO2017”

How do you measure a year? Is it in 525,600 minutes or the time before and after the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy...

5 LESSONS FROM REI KAWAKUBO TO PREPARE YOU FOR #METKAWAKUBO

#METKAWAKUBO hovers over all of us like an oversized, oblong-shaped Comme cloud and I’m ready for the deluge. The show will feature pieces from...

JOIN KNOTORYUS AT THE RAF SIMONS 2017 ANTWERP STOCK SALE

Raf Simons has announced a new Antwerp archive and stock sale from Wednesday May 10 till Saturday May 13 and the acolytes are buzzing. If...

FRANK OCEAN DEBUTS “LENS” (LISTEN)

Frank Ocean’s Beats 1 radio show ‘Blonded Radio’ is like a gift certificate for intermittent spirit pick-me-ups when you most need it. What started...

‘SOUL SCENE’: GUCCI (PRE-FALL) CAMPAIGN BY GLEN LUCHFORD

The Florentine house of Gucci has known many rebirths (and a notable death). Ever since Alessandro Michele was appointed creative director in January 2015,...

MYKKI BLANCO “HIDEAWAY” VIDEO (WATCH)

The video for the inimitable Mykki Blanco’s “Hideaway”, directed by Daisy Zhou (“How To Be a Black Panther”), has dropped and it’s so important.

Made...

THINGS TO BE HERE FOR THIS WEEK: DON’T DO IT

Honestly The Mood™ has never been this strong. This. Girl. Gets. It.

The following little box of gems is yours to open and rummage through if...

KNOTORYUS TALKS TO VEJA FOUNDER SÉBASTIEN KOPP

The fashion versus sustainability imbroglio is one that has been tainting the industry for years. We don’t need the vast amount of clothes that are being churned...

JOIN KNOTORYUS AT THE “MAYA ANGELOU – AND STILL I RISE” PREMIERE IN BRUSSELS

The Brussels art project RECOGNITION, which has showcased African and African diaspora art since it was created in 2016 by event organiser and photographer Lyse Ishimwe, is doing...

WATCH THE NEW KENDRICK LAMAR VIDEO ‘HUMBLE’

What does your household discuss over breakfast?

The three of us talked about the new Kendrick Lamar video for ‘Humble’, the second drop of the artist’s highly anticipated...

KNOTORYUS TALKS TO DIRECTOR/CURATOR KAAT DEBO ABOUT THE MIND OF MARTIN MARGIELA

(Hermès Autumn-Winter 2002) 

One of our favourite museums in the world, MoMu, the institution that is housed in the same building as the Royal Academy of...