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Into the Asian Arena with Rita Ora and adidas Orignials

Rita Ora: Queen of the red lip, music and streetstyle, will launch her next collection with adidas Origianls tomorrow. This spring Ora and adidas have been charmed by the mythical allure of the Japanese geisha for a collection infused with the stylistic poetry.

Key pieces of the collection will be printed with oriental landscapes showing the graceful flight of powerful cranes, with Ora’s signature Souvenir Jacket from past collections likely to be another bestseller. Not one to do things by halves, the new collection from Ora will also reprint three different adidas orginals footwear -Tubular, Stan Smith and ZX FLUX – with the latter using integrated embroidery for a 3D finish.

The collection is available from Saturday 6th instore and online http://www.adidas.co.uk/originals with prices starting from £18

Love International Festival 2016

Brand new festival Love International launches this summer in Croatia

Complete lineup now revealed, with new names including Eats Everything, Bicep, Jackmaster, Roman Flugel, Axel Boman, Young Marco, Crazy P Soundsystem, Felix Dickinson, PBR Streetgang, Harri & Domenic, Jennifer Cardini, Darshan Jesrani, Maxxi Soundsystem, Luke Solomon, Dan Beaumont and many more

They join Dixon, MCDE, Ben UFO, Gerd Janson, Craig Richards, Joy Orbison, Midland, Horse Meat Disco, Prosumer, Hunee, Tama Sumo, Job Jobse, Fort Romeau, Red Axes, Lord Of The Isles and Khruangbin

Croatia’s latest chapter begins 29th June – Weds 6th July 2016
Love International is the spiritual successor to The Garden Festival

Boat and club parties will be announced soon

Go to www.loveinternationalfestival.com for full information

In 2016 Love International continues the legacy left by The Garden Festival in Croatia, the region’s founding event and the one which inspired the now burgeoning scene of electronic music along the country’s stunning coast.

Harnessing a unique sense of intimacy and inspiration, Love International launches this summer in the picture-postcard town of Tisno, surrounded by verdant pine forests and the glittering waters of the Adriatic Sea, hidden away with its own secluded beach and bay. By day a beatific chill-out under the sizzling sun, then as the evenings gather pace the stars come out and the enchanting site transforms; as night closes in it becomes a pulsating festival which looks out across the sea, the action culminating at the stunning fully outdoor club, Barbarella’s, to see the sun’s rise. This tiny strip of true paradise draws music lovers and adventure seekers from across the world to Croatia for a mesmerising holiday and festival odyssey.

Making its debut on June 29th, Love International’s ethos might already feel a little familiar, curated by Dave Harvey and Tom Paine who have many years of experience working with The Garden Festival’s crew and shaping its artist bookings. Now they are realising their full vision, bringing back some old friends who have graced Tisno over the years and also introducing many of the world’s most revered DJs and producers for the first time to Tisno.

Five of the just revealed names are all amazing artists in their own right, each bringing something different to Love International. Eats Everything is quite simply one of the world’s biggest DJs and for the last three years he has blown Tisno away; for pure electric party vibes it doesn’t get any better. Bicep had a huge 2015 and the duo are all set to make this year even bigger, sculpting sublime sets across disco, house and techno, whilst Jackmaster played arguably one of the defining sets of last year with Armand Van Helden, their Boiler Room show skipping between French touch to garage and everything good inbetween. Roman Flugel is a Teutonic legend from the early 1990s crossing ambient, house, techno, electro and leftfield, and prime Swedish export Axel Boman is a bit of a young legend already; his Studio Barnhus label is a source of great material, and he has released and remixed on Permanent Vacation, Moodmusic and Hypercolour. The guys are joined by the already announced Dixon, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Ben UFO, Gerd Janson, Craig Richards, Joy Orbison, Midland, Horse Meat Disco, Prosumer, Hunee and Job Jobse.

Further guests announced include Young Marco and his gleefully genre-seguing sets which have brought him great acclaim; the Dutch DJ is one of the scene’s most creative minds, and Tisno faves Crazy P Soundsystem make their annual pilgrimage to the region. Felix Dickinson continues to add to his sublime career, from Burning Man to Glastonbury to Bad Passion resident, and to being a pivotal part of the UK house music scene, whilst Tisno regulars PBR Streetgang bring back their epic party music. Subclub duo Harri & Domenic make their debut, fresh from DJ Mag awarding them Best Small Club of 2015, and re-Rex club resident and frequent Panorama Bar guest Jennifer Cardini also joins the festival and makes her debut. Metro Area’s Darshan Jesrani is another welcome face, fusing disco and house to seamless effect, and the esteemed Maxxi Soundsystem has released on Futureboogie, Ellum Audio, Hypercolour, Wolf Music and makes a welcome return. Classic statesman and long-time DLC collaborator Luke Solomon takes to the decks too, and Dalston Superstore’s Dan Beaumont returns after last year’s boat mayhem.

For more information visit the website: www.loveinternationalfestival.com

Soundwave Announces Lineup For Croatia 2016

Soundwave returns to Croatia for its 8th year this summer

Headliners include Pharoahe Monch, Calibre, Mala, Craig Charles, Fatima & The Eglo Band live, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Channel One Sound System, Riot Jazz, Romare and Harleighblu
Clap Clap, Akala, Josey Rebelle, Alexander Nut, Henry Wu, Dan Shake, Jordan Rakei, Harvey Sutherland and more in support

Boat parties and club to be revealed soon

Festival takes place at the idyllic Garden Resort in Tisno

For full festival info go to www.soundwavecroatia.com

Festival runs from Thursday 4th – Monday 8th August

Soundwave takes place in the beautiful and enchanting Garden Resort, a mesmerising piece of paradise hidden along the Dalmatian coastline, returning for its 8th season in August.

Sound-tracked by the some of the world’s finest exponents of broken beat, reggae, afro to acid jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, drum and bass, vocalists, rappers and more, the festival is a harmonious and beatific odyssey which seamlessly merges a sublime holiday and musical escape like no other.

Soundwave is revered for its eclectic range of bookings and its laid back attitude, which come together in an enchanting adventure by the sea, exploring a range of music seldom heard in the Adriatic region. It’s a journey which explores a different path to many of the region’s other festivals, a little more edifying and spiritually enriching, set under the sizzling Croatian sun and star-lit skies.

The headliners for Soundwave have now been revealed. While a member of the New York City duo Organized Konfusion, Pharoahe Monch developed a reputation as one of underground hip-hop’s preeminent lyricists, crafting intricate and intelligent raps with partner Prince Poetry. He is also an incisive political and social commentator, using hip-hop as a platform for political engagement. Calibre is responsible for some of the most beautiful and sublime tracks in drum and bass. Releasing on only the most distinguished labels, including his own Signature Recordings, Calibre’s distinctive sound has progressed taking on elements of jazz, funk, dub and techno whilst losing none of its esteemed soul.

Many more great artists join the festival. Digital Mystikz’s Mala returns with a heavy dose of bass-shaking dubstep, whilst one of 6 Music’s lead presenters Craig Charles, a funk and soul DJ and prime instigator of good times, makes a very welcome return. Fatima & The Eglo Band perform live; soul star Fatima has worked with everyone from Floatings Points, Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra) and Dam Funk, and the band are drawn from performers from the famed Eglo label. Still on the live side, Gentleman’s Dub Club will deliver their energetic and exhilarating live show, emerging from the UK reggae and bass music scene as its prime exponents. Channel One Sound System have been at the Notting Hill Carnival for over 30 years and are the UK’s most prominent and respected reggae crew; the Red Bull Culture Clash winners are set to bring ground-shaking bass to Tisno.

Back to genre-skipping delights, the Riot Jazz Brass Band bring peace-lovin’ aggro jazz, hip-hop samples, funked-up favourites and re-interpreted dubstep too, dropping drum and bass and dancefloor bangers that always have everyone dancing. Romare sublime cut ’n’ paste style blends Afrocentric beats and global inspirations, encapsulated in his brilliant Projections album; this also translates into bouncing party sets of the highest order. And the incredible voice of Harleighblu is set to enchant, the young singer and songwriter one of the UK’s brightest new names. Clap! Clap! is the project by the Italian producer C. Crisci. His focus is around sampling African tribes, bands and singers, creating tribal rhythms through drum machines and synths. And BAFTA and MOBO award winning artist Akala is a rapper with heart, soul and steel, a historian who brings a touch of lyrical grace and edge to Soundwave.

Rinse FM presenter and DJ Josey Rebelle’s house and techno spans across time and space, venturing into rare groove, soul and garage, and Eglo Record’s boss Alexander Nut brings his richly varied sounds to the festival. Henry Wu hails from 22a Records, a young label which has been causing a real stir. Their beautiful tracks are inspired by luminaries including Roy Ayers and John Coltrane to form jazzy, dubby soulful beats. Further names announced for Soundwave include Dan Shake, Jordan Rakei, Harvey Sutherland, Flo Real (Mahogani Music), Chunky, Werkha, Eva Lazarus, Bambooman, Sarah Williams White, Bobbafat, Gilla, DJ Mylz, Tehbis, Normanton Street, Chiminyo, CC Disco, Taste The Difference, So Fresh So Clean, Plates and Tuckshop.

The Garden Resort is a true slice of paradise nestled on the Dalmatian coastline. Blessed with crystal clear azure Adriatic waters, sizzling sunshine and star-lit night skies, the idyllic and intimate setting welcomes a global crowd of music lovers and adventure seekers to Tisno.

The site has the incredible water-side beach bar, where you are so close to the sea you are almost dancing in it, and cosy curl of beach which looks out over the bay. The site’s main stage is a little way behind, perfect for headline acts, and nearby nestled under the canopy of trees is the Olive Grove stage. It’s a beautiful location, everything built around nature, growing like the environment around it, rich with intimacy and a sense of wonder. And a short drive away is the incredible Barbarella’s club, a fully open air space, powered by Funkion One, redolent of Ibiza’s formative early days. As dawn breaks and the sun slowly comes up, there is no place else like it.

£125 for 5 days (club and boat parties extra)
www.soundwavecroatia.com / @soundwavecro

Amy’s Mobile Kitchen’s soup-er charity tour:

We’re always delighted to see brands launch projects for a good cause, which is why Amy’s Kitchen’s latest initiative didn’t escape our attention. Not content with focusing on one place, Amy’s Mobile Kitchen will be travelling to three of the UK’s biggest cities – London, Manchester and Glasgow – to serve up bowls of soup in exchange for donations towards charity.

First stop is London from the 1st to the 14th February 2016, followed by Manchester from 16th to the 21st February. Finally the travelling kitchen will make its way to Glasgow (23rd – 28th February). Along the way, Amy’s Kitchen will team up with local bakeries The Dusty Knuckle, Trove Food and bakery47 in each of the respective cities. Their fresh, artisanal bread will be served alongside Amy’s Kitchen’s vegetarian soups – perfect if you want to grab a warming winter’s lunch!

The proceeds will go to three great causes, since Amy’s Kitchen is partnering with a different charity in each of the locations: Café from Crisis (London), Back On Track (Manchester) and End Youth Homelessness (Manchester).

The van should be hard to miss, since artist Alice Stevenson has created some eye-catching illustrations to decorate the Mobile Kitchen. But if you do want to find out about the van’s exact location, you can check Instagram or Twitter, under the handle @amyskitchenuk and the #amysmobilekitchen hashtag.

SS16 Must Have Footwear

There’s a blizzard in the US of A, rain and grey clouds here in the UK, but in the fashion world things are gearing up for SS16. And what better way to inject some sunshine into an otherwise dreadful start to 2016 by writing an ultimate shoe-lust-have? Here are some of our favz.



Leandra Medine, Kate Foley, Mademoiselle Yulia and Sky Ferreira et al. are major fans of these trainers. But what’s so special? Well the brand is the first to offer a truly customizable approach to footwear after extensive research and artisanal craftsmanship. Customers are able to choose from over 80 combinations from the finest of materials in fresh colourways. We love.

Prices start from £230 available from www.my-swear.com

Nicolas Kirkwood

Sculptural, exotic and white: three SS16 trends wrapped into one.

RRP £850 Available instore

& Other Stories


Sky high with these & Other Stories heels in salmon pink. Perfect for Valentines, date night and every other day of the year.

RRP £125 available in store from 1st February 2016

Charlotte Olympia

Featuring the brands signature “kitty face”, these pair of Charlotte Olympia pointed toe flats will inject some fun into any outfit.

RRP £565 from www.net-a-porter.com

Loeffer Randal


Wedged silver Oxford brogues from Loeffer Randal – everything you want and indeed require for SS16.

Callie Wedge Oxford available www.harveynichols.com for £360

Minna Parikka

Bunny hop your way into SS16 with a pair of Minna Parikkaa shoes – available for kiddies too!

Bunny Black Leather Hi-Top seen here £200 from www.harveynichols.com

Amelie Pichard x Pamela Anderson

Combining the best of French style with the loud, brash and all star American attitude, the collab between Pam and Amelie Pichard is the most unlikest likely pairing we’ve come across. The designs are all vegan friendly in line with The Pamela Anderson’s Foundation stance on animal welfare. 10% off proceeds will go to the PETA-approved Pamela Anderson Foundation.

Pre order now from www.ameliepichard.com

The Seven Deadly Sins of Edward Enninful by Nick Knight

Beats by Dre: Urban, hot and sexy. When it comes to describing headphones that combine some of the hottest names in music and fashion, little else seems applicable. The ‘phones are a go to for hip and happening music lovers that dabble in fashion, appreciate style and above all are a true millennial with a dash career (music producer/fashion blogger/hipster).

And what better way to celebrate these blurred lines then releasing a fashion film combining some of the inspirational figures defining and obligating the boundaries of creativity?

To celebrate the 25 years of fashion by W Fashion Director, Edward Enniful, the brand collaborated with fashion photographer Nick Knight and SHOWstudio to create a vision of fashion spanning Enninful’s illustrious career – past, present and future.

The short fashion films, alongside will take inspiration from the seven deadly sins, combinbing seven colors of Beats by Dre with seven sounds and eight muses- fittingly, gluttony required two. The films’ will premiere in New York with a special Screening Friday, January 29th – 9PM. Global launch of the shorts will release on February 13th on the Beats Billboard – Times Square – 1535 Broadway and will feature the likes of Naomi Campbell and Lara Stone.

Beats Presents
The Seven Deadly Sins of Edward Enninful
A SHOWstudio film, directed by Nick Knight
Honoring 25 years of Fashion by Edward Enninful

Step by Step guide to the SS16 Lustre Look, with M•A•C

Looking to achieve the lustre and glowing skin from the SS16 shows? 1883 spoke to MAC Senior Artist, Dominic Skinner for the low down.

Danielle Romeril SS16 Photography by Caoimhe Hahn www.caoimhehahn.com

“The Lustre Trend has been seen backstage in many different guises over the past few seasons. However during the SS16 season luminous skin got taken to another level.

Fyodor Golan SS16 Photography by Simone Steenberg www.simonesteenberg.com

1) The Lustre look starts with the skin care. Apply a few drops of M•A•C Prep + Prime Essential Oil (RRP £16.00)to the palm of your hands and massage into the face. Follow this with M•A•C Strobe Cream (RRP £24.50) as this will illuminate the skin and leave a beautiful soft pearl finish.


Toga Archives SS16 Photography by Caoimhe Hahn www.caoimhehahn.com

2) Clean and perfect the skin with M•A•C Mineralise Concealer (RRP £17.50) just where needed (under the eyes, around the nose, any blemishes) but keep it minimal.

House of Holland SS16 Photography by Simone Steenberg www.simonesteenberg.com

3) Apply M•A•C Cream Colour Base (RRP £16.00)in Pearl and Luna to all the right places, like the cheeks, above the brow, bridge of the nose and Cupid’s bow.


Pringle of Scotland SS16 Photography by Simone Steenberg www.simonesteenberg.com

4) To finish off this look, mix a few drops of M•A•C Prep + Prime Essential Oil with M•A•C Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish (£24.00) and brush on to highest points of the face. Start on the cheek bones then the bridge of the nose and the Cupid’s bow as well as above the brow bone. Lastly pop a little on the eye lid.


Fyodor Golan SS16 Photography by Simone Steenberg www.simonesteenberg.com

5) Add a wash of M•A•C In Extreme Dimension Lash (RRP £19.00)to the lashes and groom the brow with a little M•A•C Brow Pencil and Brow Set (RRP £14.00)

Follow this step by step guide and you’ll be shining for days!!”

Bloc Weekend 2016: 10 Artists We Want To See

What do Nina Kraviz, Snooker Legend Steve Davis and Butlins have in common? That on the second Friday of March 2016, they will come together on the grey shores of South West England to throw the best Techno knees up the UK currently has on offer.

For many, Butlins brings back memories of tired 70s décor, penny arcades and drunk parents; a barbwire-enclosed family wonderland, slightly better than prison, that plays host to dance recitals and karaoke stag-dos. Since 2007 it has also played host to a very different kind of piss up; a messy rave with added fruit machines and Pizza Hut known as Bloc Weekender.

After a rather tempestuous few years of relocation, cancellation and administration, 2015 saw Bloc make a storming return to its Somerset home. With its demons finally buried, things feel back in full swing as the 2016 weekender approaches. And when you consider the formula they have mastered, it’s easy to see the appeal. It’s the tinnitus and plastic beer cups of your usual festival escapism but with the comfort of four walls and a real shower to return to at 10am. No sodden sleeping bags. No ‘baby wipe showers’. No molten cereal bar breakfasts. This year even sees the addition of a DJ stage in the Waterworld pool area so expect revellers to swim, slide and whip the child friendly pool into a broth of intoxication.

Add to that the crowd; a rabble of energetic, unpretentious, go-nuts music heads that ensure even quieter rooms have that infectious air of rapture. If that isn’t enough to tempt you to make the drizzly journey to the coast, then there’s the final hook; the line-up.

I don’t say this lightly – There are very few events in the UK that bring together so many of the most exciting and legendary names in techno under one roof. Ruthless industrial techno, woozy acid techno, disco tinged upbeat techno, devastating analogue techno, Detroit techno, Berlin Techno, British Techno. It’s all here; an unbeatable line-up in a surreal setting that blurs modern hedonism with childhood memories of seaside arcades and laser quest. With chalets starting to run low already, don’t hesitate to get your tickets for Bloc 2016 here – http://blocweekend.com/

To give you just a taster of the insane roster, here are 10 artists we’re excited to see.

Jeff Mills

Up there in your Pivotal Life Moments checklist, where you find “marriage” and “first child”, you will also find “the time you saw Jeff Mills play The Bells”. For any self identifying techno fan, seeing one of the undisputed godfathers drop his haunting anthem is a rite of passage. It’s one we are yet to take. Expect to find us at the front for this one, revelling in our 909-fulled baptism.

Ben Klock

If Mills is Techno’s godly overlord, then Ben Klock is undoubtedly his mortal messenger on earth; the demi-god spreading the good word across the world with Berghain as his chapel. If you look up “Techno DJ” in the dictionary, you would see this guy’s face. He is the master of the 6am marathon set and masters crowds of 500 to 5,000 with ease.

Motor City Drum Ensemble

After his sets at Dekmantel and Dimension have become the stuff of legend, MCDE is on somewhat of a hot streak. We’re particularly looking forward to a set filled with hands-in-the-air disco jams.

Floating Points

From his diverse productions to his crate digging DJ sets, Flo Po is both undefinable and ever changing. It is this quality that makes everything he touches so appealing. His EP was all over the “release of the year” lists for 2015, taking a step back from more club friendly bangers like Nuits Sonores and finding untold depth in freeform jazz structures. Things will get emotional when he brings his live set up to Minehead.


This rising UK talent has been across Europe pumping his blistering industrial techno/noise vibes that spew from his extensive modular arsenal. His string of releases on Perc Trax, Mord and his own S.L.A.M label are just as vicious. Expect to lose some teeth.


The fluid machinations of Bristol’s Livity Sound crew have dominated the past couple of years with an endless stream of weighty dancefloor weaponry. With their own definitive flavour or whirring, hypnotic and at times disorientating techno. Add to this Pev’s dubstep roots with his Punch Drunk label, featuring classics like ‘Roll with the Punches’, and penchant for Jungle mixtapes.


Kahn’s appearance makes a refreshing break from the relentless techno – if you can call his wall-shaking dub constructions a ‘break’. His 2015 Deep Medi release with Commodo and Gantz was an eye-watering assault of dubstep while his tracks with co-producer Neek range from the grime anthems of Percy to the steppers’ jams of Dread. We’ve seen him tear Corsica Studios a new one and we can only hope for another onslaught here.


Techno’s current poster boy and Dystopian figurehead Rodhad has been on our radar for the past year. He has broken out of Berlin on the reputation of his extended sets, mesmerising subjects with his apocalyptic visions, and has reached international acclaim. We’re ready to see what all the fuss is about.

Fatima Yamaha

For one reason and one reason only. See below.

Shanti Celeste

A south-westerner herself, Shanti Celeste is from the electronic music hotbed of Bristol. Her set at Field Maneuvers 2015 was a sunbeam of happiness, ranging from the electro synth-pop of Umo Vogue to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”. Her own tracks flow with dreamy house synths to induce melancholic wooziness.

For more information click here.

Words by David March

FabricLive: Critical Sound // Bandulu

Critical Music kick of their 2016 with a Room One takeover that fully reflects the diverse drum & bass dimensions the label’s been travelling through over the past 12 months or so. Regular attendees Mefjus, Emperor, Foreign Concept and Hyroglifics once again join label boss Kasra and his invited guests Spectrasoul, and Bristol based slow/fast masters Sam Binga and Om Unit in testing the spectral capacity of our Martin Audio rig.

Kahn & Neek’s blossoming Bristol based Bandulu imprint will make the trip up the M4 to takeover Room Two for the first time and the gang are quite clearly laying out a sonic manifesto through their associated array of listed talent. The undisputed grime don, Slimzee tops a rocket of a bill that features Manchester’s own Chimpo, the rock solid dubstep producer Commodo and South West talents Hi5Ghost and Sector 7 Sounds bosses, Boofy and Lemzly Dale alongside emcees Flowdan, Riko Dan, Elf Kid and Killa P.

For more information click here.

Taylor Taylor lands in Liberty London

Where fashion meets beauty, where luxury goes hand in hand with exceptional customer service and where you will undoubtedly wile away hours.

Yes Taylor Taylor London have found a new home on the third floor of Liberty London, and with it brings exceptionally precise, diligent and creative hair technicians to the heart of West End. Here you will find hairdresser who will actively listen to your needs, prescribe the right amount of products to you hair and more importantly deliver the goods – which is something quite exceptional in itself.

Stylists and technicians in the new branch are all award winning in their field, employing their creative prowress in a way that allows you to speak for yourself. Gone is the day where you will walk out of a salon with a mane you most definitely did not ask for, and instead walk out tall, proud of your lustrous locks.

The new branch overlooks bustling Carnaby Street with a full drinks menu to boot (try out their Coffee Martini!). Sumptuous chairs and elegantly decorated; the new salon feels more like a boudoir than anything else. Yes, we are smitten, and so will you be.

The salon is situated on the third floor of Liberty London. Servies offered include Opalex treatment, creative colouring treatments and of course a full menu of hair services. The salon exlusively use Davines products.

Prices for a junior hairstylists start at £55.