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Last of the Summer Sun

Here at 1883 we’ve had our fair share of excitable launches recently. Whether skin saviours or hair wonders, the past few weeks have brought along a slew of beauty products to help make the most of the summer sun.

Emma Hardie

If you’re skin is looking a bit parched and dehydrated the Emma Hardie’s new launch is the one for you. The Plum and Glow Hydrating Mist contains soothing Aloe Vera and Velvet Flower to help soften and Hyaluronic Acid to help plump up dehydrated skin – perfect to carry around with you in the city heat. (Also suitable for sensitive skin).

Available from www.emmahardie.com RRP £35.00


Aveda’s is our go to brand for the ultimate in feel good factor. Their recent three-step summer hair regime works wonders on dry, coloured and sea thrashed hair. . The team is particularly fond of the Suncare Hair and Body Cleanser, for multitasking fabulousness.

Available instore and online www.aveda.co.uk RRP £18.00


Looking for a product to take your through summer and winter as well as tackling breakouts? We have just the one for you. The Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Cream an oh-so-potent blend of botanicals helps fortify the skin and protext the skin from lifestyle and environmental factors.

Available from all Aesop signature stores, counters in fine department stores and Aesop Online. RRP £53 60ml
Out October 2016


Prada’s new launch fragrance is a world within a world. The soft, subtle and feminine scent is set to perfectly complement the more masculine L’Homme Prada. Both new scents are perfect for day, for night and for anything inbetween.

La Femme Prada £99.00 100ml L’Homme Prada £69.00 100ml

La Roche Posay

Facial sunscreen can be a nightmare. The sticky residue and heavy feel under make up can leave skin looking drab and clogged up. However facial sunscreen is a must for all skin tones and we think we have found the perfect one. La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50 is a lightweight fluid that helps protect skin cells for a youthful, glowing complexion

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50 50ml from Boots UK instore and online RRP £16.00

Chimpo’s Outlook Festival 2016 Essentials

Outlook Festival 2016 is less than two weeks away. Worried about what to pack, who to see and whether your Polo Sport bucket hat is on point? We asked DJ, MC and LEVELZ Crew soldier, Chimpo, to make the real crucial decisions so you don’t have to. The Mancunian bass hound is off to the fort once again this year and has plenty of trips under his belt already. So when you’re deciding whether it’s a good idea to belly flop from the third floor on an inflatable crocodile whilst chugging a grapefruit beer, naked as the day you were born, just remember: what would Chimpo do?

Grapefruit beer or Rum?
“Rum – that grapefruit will mash up your belly after 8 of em”

Boat party or Beach set?
“Boat on the beach… Or beach on a boat. Either way.”

Inflatable crocodile or Vuvuzela?
“Inflatable crocodile. Vuvuzelas gonna do your head in after about 15 seconds.”

Factor 50 lotion or Farmers Tan?
“Farmers tan. Lobsters on South Beach 4 lyf.”

Cap or Bucket hat?
“Bucket hat. I look like a nob in a cap.”

The Moat or The Clearing?
“The Clearing cause we play there more.”

Mala or Roni Size?
“Can’t answer that you’re gonna get me in trouble.”

Slum Village or Damian Marley?
“Slum Village!”

T-shirt or TAPS AFF?
“T-shirt. Don’t want get myself in trouble with my 10 pack.”

Describe Outlook Festival in 5 words.
“Hectic, summerish, messy, hilarious, lovely.”

Essential item to pack?
“Dunno, I lose it all anyway. Gonna bring a Bluetooth speaker this year. They’re well handy.”

Any funny, crazy, nasty Outlook experiences?
“Can’t tell most of em…. Del (DRS) jumped off the third floor into a tree on a li-lo the year before last, I thought he was gonna break his legs. He was fine!”

It’s not too late to join Chimp at Outlook Festival, get your tickets now.

Outlook Festival takes place 31st August – 4th September 2016See the full line up and buy your tickets for Outlook Festival here.

Get more Chimpo wisdom here.

Words by David March & photos by Ama Samra.


Tuesday LustList: Something a bit Shade-y

The sun is out – yay! And tomorrow is meant to be even sunnier – double yay. Ahead of the heatwave about to hit the UK – or even if you’ve just booked a quick last-minute-summer-break – 1883 have compiled our ultimate LustList of shades. So inject a bit of pre-fall and AW16 for the last of the summer sun. Enjoy.

Linda Farrow Luxe

Inspired by vintage browline sihouette, the Linda Farrow Luxe specs will take you from beach to bar through a city tour in timeless style.

 www.lindafarrow.co.uk RRP £575

Linda Farrow x Matthew Williamson

 Retro cat-eye appeal with the must have in AW16 trend – tnited lenses. Lovez.

 www.lindafarrow.co.uk RRP £220


Gucci, Gucci baby, darling. Clear lense sophistication from the ultimate in LustList Heaven: Gucci.

www.eyewearbrands.com RRP £225

Bottega Veneta

 Tortise-shell, cat eye frame and a subtle khaki tint nailing three AW16 trends in one accessory.

www.bottegaveneta.com RRP £330 (Available mid Sep – October)

Christopher Kane

Perspex cut out and frameless chic, Kane gives the ultimate futuristic accessory to add an edge to your wardrobe.

www.christopherkane.co.uk RRP £295 (Available mid Sep – October)

Alexander McQueen

 Double and subtle tinted aviators from Alexander McQueen offers an investement piece to rival any handbag.

www.alexandermcqueen.com RRP £275 (Available mid Sep – October)

7 Videos of Jeff Mills Being Jeff Mills – The Hydra: Blueprint 20

In the post-Boiler Room era, a good video clip from a DJ set shared on social media can be the difference between online obscurity and the artist becoming a must-see selector. It shouldn’t be this way but in 2016 video is king. I can’t say how many times I have watched a Nina Kraviz snippet or a shaky iPhone clip from Dekmantel and been left wanting. I am indeed a victim of rave porn addiction.

One man who’s video clips never fail to get us desperate to see him again is the robot himself; Jeff Mills. He returns to London this August bank holiday for the Blueprint Records 20th anniversary event celebrating the legendary techno label headed by James Ruskin. The night will see some of techno’s figureheads, including Ben Klock and DVS1, play across The Hydra’s brilliant East London warehouse home; Studio Spaces E1.

After watching all the mobile phone videos we could stomach on YouTube before the motion sickness set in, we have selected the seven rave clips showing Jeff Mills doing what he does best. Here’s hoping he brings some of this magic to The Hydra on Sunday 26th August.

The hot fresh vid: The godfather of techno at this year’s Dekmantel Festival tearing the quantum fabric of the universe with “Conrad Van Orton & VSK – Angular Momentum”

The TR-909 jam: 
No-one fucks with a drum machine better. Light speed finger maneuvers.

The one of “The Bells”: 
The track that defines a genre. Hearing it on a proper system never gets old and the wizard is never shy to play it.

The one from last year
: From the sweaty stormer that was last year’s bank holiday event. Poor quality clip, so dark, can’t even see Jeff. Classic rave video.

The orchestral one:
 Okay not a rave clip, but remember when he played with an orchestra?!

The old school one: 
From before Boiler Room livestreams, camera phones and Facebook groups in an era known as the nineties. As grainy as it gets and some insane pace in the music.

The one from Bloc: 
RIP Bloc. From the final edition this year. Jeff getting acidic. I can still smell the carpet of that room.

Click here to buy tickets for The Hydra Presents – Blueprint 20th Birthday.

Words by David March.

Secretsundaze 15th Birthday Day & Night Party at Oval Space

To celebrate their 15 year milestone, Secretsundaze are throwing a birthday party on Bank Holiday Sunday August 28th, a very special extended day and night session which will take place at regular haunt Oval Space. The party will kick off at 2pm on the outdoor terrace where Secretsundaze residents will play a special freestyle set covering many bases.

Joining Secretsundaze on this special occasion and all playing extended 3 hours sets will be three of their favourite artists. Prosumer should need no introduction. Panorama Bar resident for many years and Ostgut Ton recording artist he is a self confessed Chicago house expert, cutting his teeth working in the legendary Hardwax store. Joining Prosumer will be another current Panorama Bar resident and regular Secretsundaze guest Nick Höppner. Nick is surely one of the most versatile residents at the much lauded Berlin institution, able to play everything from classic house to cutting edge UK sounds to the typical Berghain techno sound. Their third and final guest will be london hero and friend Jane Fitz. Jane has been doing what she does quietly for many years but it’s only in recent years she has gained the props she deserved for being one of London’s finest house and techno DJs.

To close the party, there will be a special one-off, never to be repeated again, 4 hour surprise b2b session which will serve as a perfect celebration of the club’s 15 year history. Tickets are available exclusively through Resident Advisor. Click here for tickets.


Caitlin Price launches new Webstore

Tate Britain London.20th February 2016. Fashion East show their Autumn Winter collection 2016. © Chris Yates

British womenswear label Caitlin Price launches her webstore today ahead of Price’s first solo London Fashion Week show next month.

From today the brand are offering a new and direct way for customers to shop at www.caitlin-price.co.uk, in addition to their retail partners internationally. Offering a selection of Autumn/Winter 2016 jersey, show styles and MFP x Caitlin Price jewellery, all products are available with full international shipping as well as free shipping within the UK.

The first drop will include some of Price’s exclusive collaboartion with 1883 favor Maria Francesca Pepe, printed “Please Return To Caitlin Price” unisex t-shirts, panelled silk, mohair and jersey t-shirts and bombers.

A second drop shortly following the launch on 1st October will include a wider range of her collection, with hoodies and sweatshirts on sale.

Caitlin Price will be presenting her debut solo show at London Fashion Week this September, and will be launching a range of exclusive SS17 printed t-shirts and hoodies pre-season later in October.

BORDERLESS – Andrew Ashong Live

BORDERLESS is a 2 month showcase bringing some of the UK’s rising talent to South London. Last Tuesday it welcomed Andrew Ashong.

Best known for his work with Detroit techno legend Theo Parrish, Ashong was picked up by soulful London tastemakers such as Giles Peterson, NTS radio and Peckham-based Rhythm Section. But as he takes to the stage, he apologises for anyone expecting a house and techno set. Although he has been known to be a top notch crate-digging DJ at times, tonight is about his own productions; smooth, melancholic, baby-making music set in the incredible chambers of the historic Battersea Arts Centre.

It’s very easy to get caught up hoping an artist will play all the songs you know and, when doing so, live up to the recordings you have at home. Andrew dispelled all fears of this by announcing almost immediately he would not play repetitions of his old songs, before bursting into an almost unrecognisable “version of a version of” his most well-known track “Flowers”. A ballsy move, starting with what his crowd may expect him to finish with, but it was immediately better than anything one could have hoped for.

Songs like “Special”, “Love the Way” and “Next To Me” are there, just not how you know them. Every track is played loose, improvisational, every part rides out and every musician on stage given time to shine through lengthy solos.  A real highlight came when the saxophone wizard from the previous band was invited on stage to jam out, much to the crowd’s rapture.

A set that could have taken no more than 40 minutes carries on over an hour and a half without losing its deeper charm. Ashong’s voice masters it all, never faltering. No amount of green tea and warm honey will bring your voice close to being as smooth.

If anything, the performance highlights how criminally underrated Andrew Ashong is. His set had more soul than bands with ten times his reach. He spoke about a desire to play happy songs and to avoid the negativity that plagues a lot of modern music. He harks back to a time when songs brought a smile when you needed it. If only the radio played more of people like Ashong.

With Borderless less than halfway through its season of shows, we look forward to many more incredible live performances over the coming months. Who needs festivals?

Dele Sosimi // Nubiyan Twist // Haelos // Kath Bloom

Electric Jalaba // Kiko Bun // Meta Meta // Family Atlantic // Roseau // Mammal Hands // Francesca Belmonte

To find out more about Borderless and buy tickets click here.

Words by David March.

Hacienda Shakin': Jose Cuervo Tequila Town @ Wilderness 2016

Naked cricket. A Chicago house legend. The stirring sounds of a 30-piece orchestra.. Wilderness certainly has a varied palate, yet this year Jose Cuervo®, the world’s number one selling tequila brand, brought back its spectacular ‘Tequila Town’. Bigger and brighter than ever, this vibrant pop-up brought Mexican magic to our favourite festival of the summer.

Designed to transport festival goers to a Mexican hacienda – Jose Cuervo Tequila Town served Latino beats, alongside a fiesta of tequila cocktails, including the Jose Cuervo Frozen Margarita® and the Mexican Beachcomber making it the number one spot at the sleepy yet electrifying field of wonder that was Wilderness 2016.


By day Tequila Town was a vibrant Mexican Town and by night the Latino party spirit got into full swing where glittered armies would descend feeding of the high-energy and cheerful vibes. Minutes from the infamous Valley, Tequila Town really was in the perfect setting for all those seeking that magical immersive experience albeit for a short while.

For more information please go to www.cuervointernational.com or

Twitter @JoseCuervoUK

Instagram: josecuervouk

Hashtags: #tequilashack and #tequilatown

Summer Loving with Plymouth Gin

The weather has finally perked up here in London, and we now have a resemblance of a summer. Along with sunshine, beer gardens and all-time–good-vibes, we are also looking to tantalise our tastebuds during long summer nights. So when news of the new Plymouth Gin Dock Rivington Greenwich popped into our inbox, well to say we were excited would be a major understatement.

This summer, Plymouth Gin has teamed up with Rivington Greenwich to create the Plymouth Gin Dock, a nautical themed outdoor terrace. From 1 July – 18 September, guests visiting the Plymouth Gin Dock can treat themselves to a series of specially created gin cocktails, inspired by the rich maritime heritage of Greenwich. Better yet each day between 4-7pm all Gin and Tonics are £5 – a happy hour we are actually happy about.

But why the buzz? Well, despite the Plymouth Gin family having a strong and historic heritage – going way back to 1793- the cocktail menu is embracing neo-classical and modern cocktails – take the Bitter Peach with Plymouth Navy, Plymouth Fruit Cup, Crème de Pêche, Koko Kanu, Grapefruit – £8.50.

Located in the same building as the Greenwich Picture House, Greenwich is set over two stories, with a mezzanine seating 45 people for private parties and a 25-seat terrace. Like its sister restaurant in Shoreditch, the walls are whitewashed, the floors stripped wood and the tables dressed with white linen. The atmosphere is cool, calm and collected with a dash of summer spirit. Lets just say you know where to find us this summer.

Plymouth Gin Dock Rivington Greenwich open from July – 18th September 178 Greenwich High Rd, London SE10 8NN, open from Mon – Fri 12-11pm; Sat 10-11pm; Sun 12-10pm


We are loving the new NikeLab x Kim Jones collection

With the Rio 2016 Olympics kicking off tomorrow, 1883 take a look at a recent launch to see us through a summer of intense sportsmanship.

First up we have the NikeLab x Kim Jones collection, out late last month. Kim Jones is well known for his streetwear-turn-sportswear designs, something an increasing number of designers are embracing into their wares. And why is this converging of designs so important these days? “Because they are real. They’re in everyone’s life and filtered into everything. “


The collab itself is a pretty special one, with designs being transformative and ergonomic – meaning the wearer can use them in multiple scenarios – perfect for those sports enthusiasts hoping to for Olympic dreams – or those using rain as an excuse for our lack of gym routine.

Available to buy now from www.nike.com/nikelab with prices starting from around £90