chop-vol3-coverThe Chop, AKAI and Well Dressed Vandals have once again joined forces with Sydney mixtape don Raine Supreme for a third instalment in The Chop Mixtape series. One of our favourite compilations to date with a killer array of instrumental heat as usual to keep your eardrums blessed. Have a listen below or stream through our MixCloud here!

The Chop Mixtape Vol.3 by Well Dressed Vandals on Mixcloud

One of our favourites so far combining a nice mix of exploring, insightful dialogue and daring yard missions on London’s underground tube system.

“Depending on one’s point of view, the thought of a graffiti artists conjures visions of shady juveniles defacing buildings, subway stations and billboards under the cloak of night, or of savvy rogue artists — heroes creating their own works of art in the face of institutions that have historically discredited it as being so. Italian photographer Valerio Polici‘s series “Ergo Sum” lifts the veil to reveal a very different perspective, showing graffiti artists neither as driftless vandals or bandit artists, but as people seeking a means to escape the frustrations of day-to-day living. For nearly two years Polici ran with graffiti artists through subway stations at night in Rome, Lisbon and Belgrade, Serbia, documenting their clandestine acts in the face of the law and any stigmas about their subculture”. Full interview and images over at Washington Post here!

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. The film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the artists who put Stones Throw on the map. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton gives an exclusive look into the label’s left-of-center artists, history, culture, and global following.

The film features exclusive interviews with Peanut Butter Wolf, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Madlib, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), Tyler, The Creator, and many more. Head to their site for more info here!

Horfée’s roof from SOFARIDA on Vimeo.

Local Sydney beat-maker Rotes dropped his latest collection of instrumentals in late 2014, so if you’re after some smooth boombap and well-selected word cuts then this is for you. Give it a listen here!

Sarajevo’s ‘TV Crew’ getting busy in their city during 2014.

Our first capsule collection for 2015 is now available on the webstore here, including our new heavyweight Heritage Pocket Tee, lightweight cotton ripstop 5 panels and 3M reflective tote bag. Limited runs and available exclusively online.

A few months ago we launched our brand new website and webstore courtesy of our good friends at Found who designed and developed a fully responsive layout to suit a range of mobile and desktop devices. Stay tuned as more features are added in the coming weeks and be sure to pay our friends at Found a visit.

Start the new year in the right way with the latest offering from 1UP X GRIFTERS CODE: VERRY GOOD GUYS – PART2.