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KAWS TWEETY in HIROO, TOKYO

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Medicom Toy Blog gaves a first glimpse of the OriginalFake Tweety (KAWS Version). Created from Warner Brother icon Tweety Bird character, the figurine is available in yellow or black with Fakes signature “X” markings since 2010. It was Available for $193 USD only at the OriginalFake store on September 25th 2010.

7 june 14 : CEET Solo Exhibition Opening Party @HONK KONG

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7 june 2014 : CEET Solo Exhibition Opening Party @HONK KONG

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Part of the French May for the 3rd time, CEET will be presenting a colorful and fun work around the chicken!
"No wings, no chocolate" will be his first Solo Exhibition in HK, ABSOLUTELY not to be missed!

Tired of those boring and bling bling exhibition openings? Never been to a gallery in a warehouse? Well, here is the occasion to discover the artwork of a great artist in a unique place!
It will be a night filled with art, music, performances, fine food & beverages and loads of fun!

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630 pm - 830 pm - Free admission
Opening reception
Catering by La Cabane a Vin

CEET will customize live a pair of LE COQ SPORTIF sneakers
>>>>>> Get a chance to win a pair of LE COQ SPORTIF sneakers or a Tshirt, in our lucky draw! <<<<<<<<
900 pm CEET live painting

A delicious buffet by Artichoke canteen will be served between 830 pm an…

Human Nature (Makoto & Specialist 2007 Remix)

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Human Nature (Makoto & Specialist 2007 Remix)
DRUM N BASS IN YOUR FACE !!!!!

Karimoku x Medicom Toy 400% Handmade Bearbrick

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Teaming up with Karimoku once more on another selection of collaborative Bearbricks, Medicom Toy has revealed the 400% Handmade Bearbrick. Designed to commemorate the 2014 Medicom Toy Exhibition, this collaborative piece falls in line with Karimoku and Medicom Toy’s previous partnered projects as it is made entirely of wood, but stands out due to its tile finish and aesthetic that is reflective of layered bricks. Priced at ¥59,800 (approximately $590 USD), further details can be found here.

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Harajuku Shironuri w/ Colorful Kimono Sleeve Dress & Geta

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Sari is a Japanese student who is a member of Tokyo’s shironuri subculture. You might remember her from these previous Harajuku shironuri street snaps.

When we met Sari in Harajuku this time, she was wearing a colorful layered dress with kimono-inspired sleeves, jeweled shironuri makeup, a sheer headpiece on her green hair, and geta sandals that she purchased in Kyoto.

Sari’s favorite fashion designer is Takuya Angel and she is a member of the recently-formed Japanese idol group NECRONOMIDOL (listen to a song here). For more info, follow Sari on Twitter.

This photo is from a series of street snaps taken while a group of shironuri were hanging out in Harajuku before a photoshoot with Australian photographer Delly Carr. The photographer will be posting the studio photos eventually either on his Instagram or his Facebook!

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TOFU BEATS MEGAMIX Part 1 - DJ SAZA

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TOFUBEATS BIOGRAPHY :

Born in New Town, Kobe, tofubeats is one prolific beatmaker.

Although he released his first full-length under his current moniker in April 2013, under Warner Music, the versatile tofubeats has released as dj newtown and ibonne since 2006. His back catalogue also includes remixes for popular J-idol units Momoiro Clover and 9nine, as well as the charismatic YUKI and Tokyo-based R&B singer Matt Cab, in his track “Touch The Sky” featuring music and fashion icon VERBAL from super-duo m-flo.

As a solo musician, he’s spread his signature hazy hip-hop soundscapes by releasing on netlabel Maltine Records and has uploaded his tunes onto Bandcamp, a true Net warrior who’s finally getting recognition in the world outside of the computer screen (and even getting air-time on MTV Japan!), and has played some of Japan’s more well-known fests, including the 2013 installment of the eclectic SonarSound.

official site:
http://www.tofubeats.com



NEW MIX FROM TOKYO …

JAMALSKI IN TOKYO JAPAN : in the nineties

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JAMALSKI BIOGRAPHY

Jamalski, agitator since 1991. This is not a marketing slogan. Who else but this MC born in New York City can boast about driving BPM counters crazy, making clubbers and party people going hysterical and breaking the barriers between Hip Hop, Ragga, Jungle, Funk, House, Dub, Techno and Drum’N’Bass? From his debut featuring KRS One in 1990 to this inflammatory Ruffnecks Revenge release, Jamalski has always put himself above cliché, easiness and well-established genres.

When he talks about his vision of Drum’N’Bass through this album, Jamalskidoes not speak about what we think we already know: “For me, Drum is futuristic Punk-Rock, a very underground sound which takes its roots in Hip Hop, Dub, Rave scene or Techno from Detroit but also in Bad Brains music and from all the artists who broke musical barriers…I’m part of the people who don’t make music to please radio programmers.”

very time he holds the mic on stage, Jamalski brings an enormous charge of adrenaline t…

A Short Profile of Japanese Artist TWOONE In “Cast A Shadow”

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TWO ONE - Cast A Shadow
from Michael Danischewski Plus 1 month ago Not Yet Rated

Australian film maker Michael Danischewski has teamed up with Japanese born, berlin base artist, Hiroyasu Tsuri- aka TWO ONE- to deliver "Cast A Shadow", A filmic Portrait

Cast a Shadow deliberately eschews a process driven thematic, choosing instead to take the viewer on an intimate exploration of the artist's many characters and the creative beast that lies within. An investigation into Twoone's psychological portraiture series, the film delves deep into the artist's subconscious and demonstrates the physical manifestation of these thoughts as they arise during the creative process.

The resulting film is as innovative as it is insightful as we watch the artistic progression unfold from subconscious thought, to cognition and into its final iteration as a physical object.

filmed, edited and art directed by Michael Danischewski
Additional filming and direction by Andrew johnson

Underground Hero : Love To Hate Me - Lamborghini Bosozoku Yakuza

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Style is personal, fun is universal. That's what you need to embrace before watching this film. Morohoshi-san is living between the lines, somewhere in that gray section. Mixing with the undesirables and modifying his Lamborghini in ways most of us would never dream of doing. His style is unique and questionable but one things for sure, he's too busy having fun to care what you think! And that's truly what makes him a cool character.

今回は、超ド派手なランボルギーニに乗る日本人男性のドキュメンタリー映像「Unde­rground Hero: Love To Hate Me」をご紹介しよう。

この映像は、東京を拠点に活動する映像作家のルーク・ハクスハム氏が制作したもので、­諸星伸一氏なるこの男性が、どのようにランボルギーニに魅せられていったかが描かれて­いる。諸星氏はインタビューの中で、「ディアブロ」を手に入れた理由や、不良として生­きてきた半生を語っている。

諸星氏の所有するディアブロには、さながらイルミネーションのごとくネオン装飾が施さ­れており、海外のクルマファンにとってはその改造内容にかなり興味を引かれるはずだ。

それでは、早速ビデオをチェックしてみよう。

Techno Udon

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Sunday 6 july 2014 : Techno Udon

If noodle making was always this much fun, we might do it more often. Asakusabashi's Tensai Sansujuku is dragging the kitchen onto the dancefloor at this unorthodox party, where revellers can knead udon with their feet while busting moves to techno tunes. Assuming all goes to plan (and we're guessing things might get messy), they'll be making batches of thick wheat noodles from 7am. Just don't try breakdancing or anything, yeah?

Time :
Daytime 7am-2pm, evening 5pm-11pm
Admission Adv ¥2,500 plus one drink, same-day ¥3,000 plus one drink

@Restaurant Bar Cay
B1F Spiral Bldg, 5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
techno-udon.com/

NANZUKA x Stussy Guest Artist Series “HAJIME SORAYAMA” T-Shirts

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The Stussy Guest Artist Series recently curated the works of renowned Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama for an upcoming exhibition at its retail location in Harajuku. Best known for his futuristic style that combines a realistic metallic artform with robots and sensuality, his work has been featured on Aerosmith’s 2001 “Just Push Play” album cover as well as for Hollywood films including ”Brain Dead”(1992), “Timecop”(1994) and “Space Trucker”(1995).

The exhibition will remain on display on the 2nd floor of the Stussy Harajuku Chapter store from May 31 to June 15. To commemorate the exhibition, the artist will be releasing a set of four screen-printed T-shirts at the store on May 30.

from hypebeast

Adidas Japan FIFA World Cup “Enjin” Pack

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adidas Japan has reached out to some of its country’s best for a special run of tees based on Japan’s team kit. Working with Porter, LUKER by NEIGHBORHOOD and Bedwin & the Heartbreakers, the T-shirt pack gets its name from the act of going into a huddle or coming together — most fitting as both soccer and this collaboration pack is a team effort. All shirts feature each brands’ distinct logos along with a different stripe of color across the back, with Porter being the only one that brandishes the Japanese flag. Look for these to drop over at END on May 31 for a price of £49 GBP (approximately $85 USD).

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ANDRE SARAIVA - MONSIEUR A : ANDRE - アンドレMR A @tokyo

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ANDRE SARAIVA - MONSIEUR A : ANDRE - アンドレMR A

アンドレ・サレヴァは、ポルトガル人の両親を持ち、スウェーデンのウプサラで生まれ、パリで育つ。1985年からグラフィティを始め、パリの初期グラフィティシーンの主要メンバーであるインベーダー(Invader)やゼウス(Zevs)と共にバンクシー(Banksy)のストリート・アート映画『Exit through the Giftshop』に出演した。東京・南青山にあるクラブラウンジ「ルバロンドパリ(Le Baron de Paris)」の創始者でもある。

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André aka Monsieur André aka Monsieur A, born Andre Saraiva is a French graffiti artist. He paints a distinctive stick-figure character, usually with a top hat and an 'X' in place of one of the eyes. He started doing graffiti in 1985.

Born in Sweden, Andre became famous in the late 90's with Mr A, a cartoonish character with a round head, a cross and a circle for his eyes, a big smile and very long legs, which he used to draw all over the streets of Paris. He is part of the early parisian graffiti scene along with Invader and Zeus, and he appears in Banksy street art movie, Exit Through the Gift Shop. His distinctive style, poetic and joyful, and his use of pink color, made him quickly stand…

EVISU x D*Face Partner for D*Face’s Solo Exhibition in Asia

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Japanese denim label EVISU will be launching a special capsule to tie in with D*Face’s solo exhibition in Asia. There, the British contemporary artist presented his visual commentary on the endless feed of information and images directed at society. The result was his signature comic-style blend of these images and elements of the artist’s subconscious. With both parties sharing similar attitudes for subverting and reinterpreting the established, the limited-edition collection combines playful images of Ebisu, the Japanese god of prosperity with D*Face’s iconic D*Dog character.
For those in the area, the artist’s original artwork will remain on display at EVISU’s Hong Kong flagship store until June 16.

EVISU Hong Kong
60 Wellington Street
Central
Hong Kong

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Pharrell Williams x KAWS x COMME des GARÇONS “GIRLS” Fragrance

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In a heavyweight meeting of creative powerhouses, Pharrell Williams, KAWS and COMME des GARÇONS join forces to release the all-new fragrance “GIRLS.” Themed around Pharrell’s recent declaration of love for the fairer sex, the often well-received scents from CdG are paired with a bottle orchestrated by close friend KAWS. The Antoine Lie-developed scent features notes of iris, styrax, violet, patchouli and cedar. Look for the Pharrell Williams x KAWS x COMME des GARÇONS “GIRLS” Fragrance to be available at select COMME des GARÇONS stockists globally.

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Star Wars x Medicom Toy Bearbrick 1000% “Stormtrooper”

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Reminding us all for next year’s movie release of Star Wars Episode VII, Medicom Toy teams up with the Star Wars franchise yet again, but this time for a much larger 1000% version of the Stormtrooper. Coming in at a height of 700mm, the Bearbrick is identical to the 400% released in 2011. Slated for a release on June 21, the Stormtrooper will be priced at ¥32,000 JPY (approximately $315 USD) and can be found at the 2014 Medicom Toy exhibition. No word yet on if they will be releasing a 1000% Darth Vader.

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Ed Sheeran “Sing” Music Video - Produced by Pharrell

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Following HYPETRAK‘s premiere of Trippy Turtle’s rework to Ed Sheeran’s “Sing” earlier today, we now have the official music video for the original song. The clip follows Sheeran, Pharrell and their rowdy accomplice on a ride through town, before the muppet joins both stars on set in the studio. A humorous visual counterpart to the cheerful number, enjoy the clip above and look for “Sing” on Sheeran’s forthcoming album X, set to release on June 23 via Asylum Records.

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KAWS STICKERS in TOKYO

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KAWS BIOGRAPHY :

KAWS was born Brian Donnelly in Jersey City, New Jersey. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration in 1996. After graduation, KAWS briefly worked for Disney as a freelance animator painting backgrounds. He also contributed to the animated series 101 Dalmatians, Daria and Doug.

He began his career as a graffiti artist growing up in Jersey City, New Jersey. Later moving to New York City in the 1990s, KAWS started subverting imagery on billboards, bus shelters and phone booth advertisements. These reworked advertisements were at first left alone, lasting for up to several months, but as KAWS’ popularity skyrocketed, the ads became increasingly sought after. In addition to New York, KAWS has done work in Paris, London, Berlin and Tokyo.

In the late 90s, KAWS began to design and produce limited edition vinyl toys, "an instant hit with the global art toy-collecting community," especially in Japan, whe…

Glorious Leader! Video Game

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Throwing concern for recent events and potential controversy to the wind, Money Horse Games prepares to release its Glorious Leader! video game loosely based on the life of Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea. The game promises retro graphics, over-the-top bosses and other blatant references to the dictator’s lifestyle including his ‘friendship’ with Dennis Rodman. The side-scrolling shooter has Kim taking on the entire U.S. Army through seven different levels sometimes with or without the help of a unicorn. The game is slated to release to PC and mobile devices soon. For more information, check out Money Horse Games.

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HELLO KITTY - JAPAN SOCCER

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HELLO KITTY - JAPAN SOCCER

Uniqlo Launches UTme! Custom T-Shirt App

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Adding a new dimension to its already creative offerings, fast fashion giant Uniqlo has launched an innovative mobile app under its UT line – called “UTme!” The app allows subscribers to design their own shirts, disregarding templates and allowing the user a liberal amount of design control. UTme! users can upload their own photos; distort, layer and paint them with a neat ‘shaking’ function; or add their own type altogether. Uniqlo has already launched a mini-site to house existing designs. Watch the video above for a quick run-through of UTme!, and pick up the appropriate version of this free app on iTunes or Google Play.

from wikipedia

frid 13 june 14 : JUNGLE PARTY【Tribal Connection】VOL.42 @tokyo

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friday 13 june 2014 :
JUNGLE PARTY【Tribal Connection】VOL.42 @tokyo

DJ:
YAHMAN & JUNGLE ROCK
大出泰士 a.k.a Tuff Guy
featuring DJ:
1-DRINK

Photo Exhibition:
NAOKI SEO

1000 yens
from 11pm till late

@虎子食堂, Shibuya Tokyo

レゲエ/ダブの力強さ、サウンドシステムカルチャーの重低音、ラガの激熱咆哮と存在感、ジャズ, ソウル, ファンク, ヒップホップなどのブレイクビートに即興性、ハウスやテクノの反復の快楽、レイヴの天井知らずの高揚、心躍るグローカルなリズム等、様々な要素を吸収、疾走感あふれる高速ブレイクスと野太いベースに乗せて音の密林へ誘う血湧き肉躍る雑食ダンスミュージック“ジャングル”を中心に、熱い音を楽しめるパーティー、それがTribal Connection。42回目の今回は、1-DRINKをフィーチャー!!

【Tribal Connection】
2009年発動。DJ YAHMANとJUNGLE ROCKで構成。同名のジャングル・パーティーを運営。2014年2月、「DBS Presents 祝!ジャングル・ミュージック20周年」(出演: CONGO NATTY aka REBEL MC、CONGO DUBZ、神波京平 通訳: 家永直樹 DJ: JUNGLE ROCK、YAHMAN) @ DOMMUNEにてDJ。

DJ YAHMANは、2002年、血湧き肉躍るダンス音楽ジャングルの使い手集団CHAMPION BASSを同志と共に設立。以降、ジャングルの浸透領域を拡大する活動を展開。タイ、ベトナム、韓国、2014年5月には上海でもDJing。SOUL JAZZ RECORDSのジャングル・コンピ『RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE』、CONGO NATTYのアルバム『Jungle Revolution』などの日本仕様盤CD解説を執筆し文章面でもジャングルのヤバさ、楽しさをアピール。生来の雑食性から、ジャンルの外、とされる音の中に存在するジャングル成分を抽出。オフィシャルMIX CDとしては、世界初となる世界中の…