05.12.2013 by Patta
- 05.12.2013 by Patta
The homie Abstract comes through with a holiday treat for you and yours. Also check out the final Abstract For President part at Jimmy Woo December 12, grand opening, grand closing!
01. Sampha – Without
02. The Weeknd – Wanderlust (Pharrel Williams Remix)
03. CanBlaster – I See You
04. Azealia Banks – ATM Jam w/Pharrel Williams
05. Cashmere Cat – Kiss Kiss
06. R.Kelly – My Story
07. August Alsina – i Luv This Shit (Remix)
08. Cashmere Cat – Mirror Maru
09. SFTP – My Love Is The Shhh (Benzi Vs Sega Edit)
10. Drake – Girls Love Beyonce (FS Green’s ‘Girls Love Jersey’ Refix)
11. FS Green – Git Witt U
12. Ciara – Body Party (NEVR Remix)
13. Pusha T – No Regrets w/Kevin Cossom
14. Calvin Harris – Thinking About You (Abstract Refix)
15. BoeBoe – Negative Roi
16. Danny Brown – Break It (Go)
17. Abstract – Bam Bam
18. Cho – Workshop
19. Adje & Reverse – Hoor Ze Niet
20. Eric Bellinger – I Don’t Want Her
21. TeeFlii – This Dick
22. Yellow Claw – Dj Turn It Up
23. CMC$ – TwerkDatAss
24. RL Grime & Baauer – Infinite Daps
25. Drake – The Language
26. Young Dro – FDB
27. A$AP Ferg – Shabba w/Shabba Ranks, Busta Rhymes & Migos (remix)
28. 2 Chainz – Fork
29. FeestDjRuud & Abstract – Hosse
30. Abstract & SirOJ – Buss It Up
31. Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont – Safe With You (Keys N Krates Remix)
32. The Partysquad & Mitchell Niemeyer – Pantsdown (Abstract’s Gentleman Mix)
- 04.12.2013 by Masta Lee
The homie SirOJ made quite some noise the past few months with his infectious “Directions” track. Though the original production is fresh as is, he revisited the track and touched it up for a VIP Remix, effectively making a good song better. He’s currently working on a new EP containing more of these off-beat sloppy slow house flavors, expected mid 2014. For now enjoy this VIP Remix.
- 04.12.2013 by Patta
For the Holiday 2013 collection, Stüssy enlisted the help of London-based/Indonesian-born illustrator Ferry Gouw for an artist series of t-shirts. Gouw, known for his extensive work with the Electronic Dancehall group Major Lazer (who recently had the worldwide hit “Bumaye” featuring our homies FS Green and Flexican) and the Mad Decent record label, discusses childhood influences, the origins of working with Diplo and his decision to only wear suits after turning 30.
- 03.12.2013 by Masta Lee
Keep your furniture snobbism to yourself. This is dedicated to one of the greatest pieces of furniture of our time: The Expedit by Ikea. They come in various sizes. You can stack them up. Mount them on your wall. Use them as room dividers. Display your treasures, sneakers or hide your crap. DJ’s get rows and rows of them to house precious vinyl collections, the sections are a perfect fit in terms of dimensions and weight. Whatever your needs, the simple, clean design of the Expedit series has been the joint for many years. They’re easy to build, even for dummies. And you can paint them. It is hands down one of the tightest solutions for your spot with a reasonable price tag.
Designer Tord Björklund: “Expedit has exactly what I like: simple, clean lines and a distinct, cubic style. That also makes it easy to use the different parts in the series together. The shelving unit has thick sides and thinner shelves which gives a strong expression. And Expedit is produced and transported in a smart and economical way – so you get as much as possible for your money.”
Thank you Tord, salute to the Expedit.
(This post is NOT sponsored by Ikea)
- 02.12.2013 by Patta
Despite the fact that the Patta brand is primarily aimed at men, we see more and more ladies incorporating Patta pieces with their effeminate attire. Creatives Ace Dia and Violette Esmeralda conceptualized and art directed the Patta #SSS ladies editorial featuring models Sara Grabek and Georgia Palmer, styled by Mila van der Linden. The editorial highlights the latest Patta Winter collection and displays it from a more feminine fashion perspective on the brand’s classic streetwear-type of feel, in a way women wear it.
Concept & Art Direction: Ace Dia & Violette Esmeralda
Photography: Violette Esmeralda
Make Up: Ace Dia
Hair: Portia Williams
Styling: Mila van der Linden
Models: Sara Grabek & Georgia Palmer @ IMG London
- 02.12.2013 by Patta
Episode 10 has Tim missing in action, but Abstract, Vi and Lentini held it down for you and yours. Stream the full episode below:
- 28.11.2013 by Patta
Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian capitol known for its white sandy beaches, Carnaval and the huge statue of Christ. Thousands of tourist from all over the world poor into Brazil to see this beautiful city. Despite the booming tourism, more than half of Rio’s inhabitants live in poverty. People live in slums, called favela’s, where organised crime rules the streets. Almost daily people get killed due to violence created by druglords, gangs and the police. Most kids join gangs at an early age and many don’t live to see 21.
Life is specially hard for young girls in the favela’s. Educational systems are almost nonexistent, which makes gang life seem like the obvious and often only choice. Becoming a gang members girlfriend seems tempting because it provides prestige, but it almost always means being a teen mom in a household full of violence, sometimes when the girls are only 12 years old. These girls don’t get the same chance we get, to grow up, live and discover themselves and their talents. If we want to change this seemingly bleak situation, we need more female role models.
Favela Street Girls gives these female role models a stage using street soccer. The Favela Street soccer program for boys is being used since 2010. In this program, ex-soldados and ex-druglords are trained to become sport instructors. During these programs, girls sometimes join the boys, but there hasn’t been a specific program designed for girls. Until now!
Favela Street Girls takes the experience and learning’s from the Favela Street program for boys, and creates a new program especially designed for girls. Starting March 2014, Favela Street Girls will be enrolled in 3 neighbourhoods: Complexo da Penha, Vila Nova and Bangu. The program ensures that the girls attend school as well as join the soccer activities, thereby creating a brighter future for them selves.
Little girls turn into strong women
Favela Street Girls uses street soccer as a tool to develop and improve communicative, organisational and social skills. The tailored program ensures that girls learn the tools and skills to organise sporting events by themselves when the program is over. Confidence and celebrating success are key values to describe Favela Street’s style. The girls learn the skills of a coach and trainer while playing street soccer. By setting reachable realistic goals, we let the girl’s experience success when they reach these goals. This gives them a sense of accomplishment and success. By creating many of these experiences, over time the girls will feel confident and proud, which will reflect on their behaviour.
Favela Street Girls helps girls that need structure, a safe environment and appreciation. Enrolling in the Favela Street Girls program for these girl’s means to be able to reflect on life, set goals for the future and a better chance of getting a good job later on in life. Favela Street Girls promises a safe learning environment, whilst providing the girls with the structure and self-confidence that they need.
Favela Street Girls sets 2 goals for itself:
1. Favela Street Girls trains a select group of girls to become sport instructors and supplies them with the experience and tools they need to be able to independently organise events for the duration of 1 year.
2. Girls that partake in the program can play sports and learn in a safe environment, while being surrounded and inspired by strong female role models.
Favela Street Girls will be present and visible at places where gangs are likely to hang out, like open spaces, playgrounds and soccer fields. The girls enrolled in the program will become valuable role models for other girls, because they pose as confident woman who have a choice wether they want to partake in the gang activities or not.
Support Favela Street Girls
All girls should have a chance to a better future and a spot on the soccer field. Favela Street Girls aims to create a whole new generation of female role models. To achieve our goals, we depend on donations and sponsors. If we collect enough money, we are able to train a select group of girls to become certified trainers, we could buy the materials we need and guarantee continuity by being able to pay the sport instructors for the duration of 1 year.
By supporting the Favela Street Girls Benefit Party, your donation hopefully lets the Favela Street Girl program grow, so that opportunities can be created for girls in more favela’s .
- 28.11.2013 by Patta
When AMC’s Breaking Bad premiered in 2008, one of Alabama’s most successful meth cooks was already knee deep in building a massive meth empire. His name? Walter White. In this documentary, Walter tells us the secret behind his product, how he stacked up thousands of dollars per day, and why his partner is now serving two life sentences.
- 28.11.2013 by Masta Lee
My old heads already know what time it is, but for the younger readers among us, Tuff City Records is a New York-based record label founded in the early 80s. It is one of the earliest labels focused on Hip-Hop, releasing singles by The Cold Crush Brothers, Spoonie Gee, Davy DMX, Mark the 45 King, Lakim Shabazz, among others. and they’re still around 30+ years later, nowadays specializing in licensing and releasing rare and unreleased music.
The knowledgeable folks over at unkut.com sat down with Tuff City Records founder Aaron Fuchs to discuss how Tuff City came about in the early 80′s, some key moments in the label’s history and the stories behind some of the released records.
- 27.11.2013 by Patta
The latest episode of Red Bull Music Academy Radio’s “Fireside Chat” pulls up a chair with some of Hip-Hop’s most errant characters, the Infamous Mobb Deep. With their unique blend of sinister, cinematic street tales and intense, minimalistic production, Havoc and Prodigy became almost synonymous with East Coast street rap in the mid 90s. Their ambition and hunger for hip hop meant they were never going to stay underground for long, and while their first album “Juvenile Hell” laid the foundations, it was their second album “The Infamous” that really caught wider attention. Shook Ones Part II might have taken the spotlight, but The Infamous was full of classic tracks like “Up North Trip”, “Survival Of The Fittest” and full of Havoc and Prodigy’s urban tales and street life observations, and perfectly-picked guest spots from Nas, Ghostface and Raekwon, Big Noyd and Q-Tip. “The Infamous” cemented their status on rap’s A-list, and the follow up “Hell On Earth” saw the pair hit their stride, proving they weren’t just a one-off. While Mobb Deep might be synonymous with the 90s, the duo’s honest, brutal lyrics and stark production have proved timeless.
In addition to inspiring subsequent generations of artists, they’ve flourished into the Aughts via singles like “The Learning (Burn)” and “Got It Twisted” – collaborating with extended family like The Alchemist and enjoying a stint with 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records. Though it all, they continue to shape modern hip-hop while still maintaining their iconic status. Listen to the full broadcast below.
- 27.11.2013 by Patta
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Voor diverse leuke en uitdagende taken zijn we op zoek naar diverse studerende, enthousiaste en communicatieve stagiairs voor in de winkel of kantoor.
Winkel: Verkoop / Magazijnbeheer
Kantoor: Content Managing / Fotografie/Bewerking / Social Media / PR / Promotie
Functiebeschrijving winkel stagiair:
Als winkel stagiair zal je deel uitmaken van het winkelteam van Patta. Je zult aan diverse dagelijkse taken en projecten meewerken waarbij verschillende aspecten aan bod zullen komen.
Je taken bestaan o.a. uit:
- Klanten helpen
- Klanten adviseren met producten
- Artikelen invoeren
- De werkomgeving netjes houden
Functiebeschrijving multimedia stagiair:
Als multimedia stagiair zal je deel uitmaken van het online team van Patta. Je zult aan diverse dagelijkse taken en projecten meewerken waarbij verschillende aspecten aan bod zullen komen.
Je taken bestaan o.a. uit:
- Algemene ondersteuning van Media Director en webstore activiteiten
- Voorbereiden, opzetten, schrijven en plaatsen van nieuws/blog items (tekst, foto, video)
- Voorbereiden, opzetten en plaatsen van product foto’s in webstore
- Diverse social media platformen onderhouden
- Internet bestellingen verwerken, inpakken en gereed maken voor verzending
Voor beide stageplekken zoeken wij studerende jongeren woonachtig in de omgeving van Amsterdam met affiniteit voor sneakers/streetwear en genoemde werkzaamheden. De stagiair dient zelfstandig te kunnen werken en voelt zich prettig in een klein team waarin een informele en leerzame werksfeer hangt, maar wel een verantwoordelijkheidsgevoel verwacht wordt. Je bent creatief en flexibel.
Voor de multimedia stage heb je tevens een goed oog voor beeld en layout nodig. Ervaring met Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) is een vereiste. Beheersing van de Engelse taal in geschrift is gewenst, maar geen harde eis. Je bent in het bezit van een eigen Macbook en DSLR-kwaliteit camera.
Wat bieden wij:
Een leuke werkomgeving, waarin je veel kunt leren en ervaring kunt opdoen op het gebied van streetwear en verwante zaken (inkoop, verkoop, productie, collaboration projecten en meer), multimedia, reclame en promotie. Er is volop ruimte voor eigen inbreng en krijgt middels de stage een goede, leerzame blik achter de schermen van Patta en de wereld van streetwear.
Stageperiode: 5 maanden of langer
Heb jij serieuze interesse in één van deze stage-functies? Stuur je CV en motivatiebrief onder vermelding van “Winkel Stage” of “Multimedia Stage” vóór 8 December 2013 naar email@example.com.
Zijn deze stages niet voor jou, maar heb je andere kwaliteiten dan staan wij altijd open voor serieuze stagiairs op diverse andere gebieden, dus schroom niet om contact op te nemen met ons!
For several fun and challenging tasks we are looking for various studying, enthusiastic, communicative interns for the store or in office.
Type of internships:
Store: Sales / Storage management
Office: Content Managing / Photo Editing / Social Media / PR / Promotion
Job description sales internship:
As an sales intern you will be part of Patta store team. You will partake in various daily tasks, projects and other activities.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Assisting customers
- Advising customers with products
- Input new product in our computer system
- Keep the work environment tidy
Job description multimedia internship:
As a multimedia intern you will be part of Patta office team. You will work on various daily tasks, projects and other activities.
Your responsibilities will include:
- General support of Media Director and webstore activities
- Preparation, writing, editing and publishing of news / blog entries (text, photo, video)
- Preparation and publishing of product images in webstore
- Managing and contributing to various social media
- Webstore orders: Processing, packing and shipping
We are looking for a studying intern living in the Amsterdam-area with an affinity for sneakers/streetwear and able to execute aforementioned tasks. The intern should be able to operate independently and feel comfortable in a small team and informal work atmosphere, but a sense of responsibility is expected. You are creative, flexible and eager to learn.
For the multimedia internship you need to have a good eye for image and layout. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) is required. A good grasp of the English language in writing is desired, but no hard requirement. You are not required to speak Dutch. You are in possession of your own Macbook and DSLR-quality camera.
What we offer:
A fun work environment where you can learn a lot and gain experience in streetwear, multimedia, advertising and promotion. There is plenty room for personal ideas and through the internship you are offered a good look behind the scenes of Patta and the world of streetwear.
Internship Period: 5 months or longer
Internship fee: No
Start Date: t.b.d.
Are you interested in one of these internship positions? Send your CV and motivation letter with subject “Sales Internship” or “Multimedia Internship” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If these internships are not for you, but you have other qualities you’d like to share, we are always open for serious internships in various other areas, so do not hesitate to contact us!events
- 05.12.2013 by Patta