Tuesday, 30 November 2010

North Face Purple

Needs no introduction. My pick of the collection...





What We Wore: 1994/1995

Back in the day when I was younger my best friends Dad owned a record shop, we'd reach every day after school to hang out and try to look cool with the older heads. At that age we weren't massively into the music they were listening to but I did love the stories they'd tell us about the all night raves and the girls.

The album covers, flyers and apparel in the shop was what held my attention. They were all so DIY back then, nothing like the albums that was getting sold at the time in the likes of HMV or Virgin.

As I grew older I started getting more into the clothes and the style....a fascination that hasn't left me. I read a really good article from Vice Style about Jungle and it sent me looking for old archive footage.

I vividly remember the World Dance record bags that were sold in the shop and found these clips of the Jungle and D&B rave...


If you're interested in this then I definitely recommend the documentary 'A London Somet'ing Dis'. Part One and part Two. The clothes and styles are killer.

One of the OG's featured in these videos said that 'Jungle brought people together'. He said there were black guys who'd never have spoken to any white person if it weren't for Jungle and vice versa. Surely this was a defining moment in shaping multicultural Britain.

Very Nearly Almost curate No Time Like The Present exhibition

All the details can be found here.

Monday, 29 November 2010


'Skateboards to make you skate better.'

Really feeling these designs.


Droppin online tomorrow and hitting stores Wed.

Big props to everyone associated with Palace/PWBC.

I Saw You Standing

Video maestro's Nina Manandhar and 'Stan Still' have dropped the illest looking street style video for Platform Magazine. They've took it back to real street wear, real steez and real people and they're representing the UK better than anyone else.

I've been waiting for someone to do this and they've killed it. Im sure im not the only one who misses how real early iD and The Face kept it...

Keep an eye on Platform for the series dropping soon.

This Saturday & Sunday !

Sample Sale BLK

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Mr. Stare Gallery - Valencia

It's rare on BNTL that our content reaches particularly far out of the UK so it's always great when quality content from other countries comes our way.

The item in question is the recently opened Mr. Stare gallery and studio in Valencia that was set up by Gonzalo Pérez and Amanda Gómez who are responsable for the 'A Little Beat' publication along with Ausias Pérez (D.o.c.s.)and the Artvisual group.

The idea of the Mr. Stare gallery came from a common feeling to fight against the short-lived state of urban art, capturing the moment and the preservation of the temporal. (my translation)

As a result a gallery was curated along with a subsequent workshop to help and support not only the local Valencian talent but for all those promising artists all over Spain and over seas as well.

By the looks of things the team involved have put a great deal of hard work into the project and I hope that it reaps the benefits that it deserves.

I'll leave the video to explain the rest.

Mr. Stare Gallery from Mr. Stare Gallery on Vimeo.

Out to Gonzalo, Amanda and all the Carhartt Valencia gang.

Really looking forward to coming back to visit next year!





FORMAT - 2nd Birthday

The Manchester heads will be fully aware of the success and reputation that the FORMAT nights have earnt over the last two years.

In just two years they have showcased a huge amount of artists and in some cases been the first people in Manchester to book certain DJs.

So in order to celebrate their 2nd Birthday they have put together yet another brilliant line-up that will certainly cause a road block.

I've heard that Pinch and Distance will be going b2b as a 'Deleted Scenes' set which for those attending is a fairly rare treat.


Check the
FACEBOOK LINK for more information.


BNTL familia, TOOMUCHPOSSE have recently done some Tote bags. To celebrate this release they are offering 10 people the chance to win one of the bags, all you have to do is email your name, address and colour preference to - for your chance to scoop a freebie.


Rock Steady

Doing there best to keep us warm this winter. Respect in the use of the blanket like material on the first two pieces.
Picture 1
For more info on rock steady just (click)

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Easily one the top 5 mash ups i've seen

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Sunday, 28 November 2010


Have you got your ticket yet???

Friday, 26 November 2010

Process - Dubstep, Dub Tech, Future Garage Mix

A Made Up Sound – Alarm
L-Vis 1990 – Forever You Dub
Ikonika – Dckhdbtch
Deadboy – If you want Me
Ill Blu – Dragon Pop
George Fitzgerald – The Let Down
Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow
Hackman – Dust
Faulty DL – Because You
Rooflight – How Far Are you from Anywhere?
Unknown – On and On
Scuba – You got me
Ramadanman – Don't Change For Me
Blackdown - Crackle Blues (Burial RMX)
LV and Untold – Beacon
Joe – Grimelight
Filtercutter – 1up (Ramdanman Mix)
Joe – Untitled


Mike Chemical (HQ D&B) - Scratching the surface Mix


Calibre - All You Got - Signature
Bcee & S.P.Y - Is Anybody Out There - Spearhead
B Cloud - Deeper (Enei RMX) - Aerial Vibes
System - Speed of Light - Footprints
8 Bits - On Your Mind - Digital Soundboy
Lenzman feat Jo-S - Stellar - Subtitles
Nymfo - Try To Forget - Modulations
Random Movement - Bandaids - Innerground
RoyGreen - Soulful Brotherhood - Unsigned
Vicious Circle & Universal Project feat Fierce - Throw Light - Siren
Commix - I Have You - Ram
Lenzman - Take It Back - Shogun Ltd
Calibre - Highlander - Signature
Calibre - Gone Away - Signature
Eveson - Get Your Swerve On - Integral
Atlantic Connection - Situations (Zero T RMX) - Dispatch
Artificial Intelligence feat DJ Marky - Vertical Drop - V Recordings
Netsky - Midnight Express - Spearhead
Zero T feat Icicle & Steo - Go For Yours - CIA
Seba - Painted Skies - Secret Operations
Spectrasoul - Insignia - Exit



Nike - Create & Destroy

As promised here's the video from the monstrous night...

I was lucky enough to get sent a Destroyer jacket and the quality and fit is bang on. A very limited 25 will go on sale in the near future so keep your eyes peeled.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Pointer S/S11

I'm not afraid to say it but i've never really liked any footwear from Pointer...but these are errm..on point. Very familiar shape to the shoe but the vibram sole is definitely an addition that makes me take these shoes more serious. Lose the laces still...




Stella Artois Black presents: The Night Chauffeur


Stella Artois Black presents: The Night Chauffeur from Protein® on Vimeo.

Last night I attend "The Night Chauffeur" a new piece of experience advertising from the good people at Mother London and Protein to promote the recently launched "Stella Artois Black"

you can find out all about the campaign here, including a chance to take part.

LCF Ballet Collaboration

Last Friday night I rolled through to the Victoria & Albert Museum museum to check the London College of Fashion's X English National Ballet collaboration. Which was basically a unveiling of the efforts of a 25 student year-long project to celebrate the centenary of the Ballet Russes.
One of those particular students was my home girl Cherrelle.
as one of the hand picked students her accessorize were used to clothe some of the performers in the ballet.
Turn out was ridiculous.
Cherrel's work in the picture below.

the young madam herself
It was to packed & hot to legitly take photos of everyone's work but, everything on show from all the students was more than a lot.
Congrats to everyone who took part especially Cherrelle.

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The Boiler Room

The Boiler Room has really found it's feet, now 34 shows in last night saw Jamie Woon take to the stage and kill it, (acapella when the turntables cut out) and The Heatwave complete with live MCs get some of the most movement yet from possibly one of the most critical crowed in London.

I have been working with the guys at The Boiler Room on their identity. Here are some recent shots since moving to it's new location. Tune in every week here.







more photos can be found here

Tokishirazu x Tricker’s

There has been quite a few Tricker's colabo In the past year or so, obviously some better than others. My personal favorite being the Tricker'sXpresent but I think japanese store Tokishirazu did there thing by adding the crepe sole and came out with a pretty decent pair of M563.

Not gonna lie and say you'd catch me in a pair but i can appreciate the idea.
They've also done a black and brown pair as well, personally don't think they work as well as the white though but I ain't gonna knock the hustle.

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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Adidas presents WE ARE LONDON

Are you the new face of Adidas?

We Are London is adidas’ biggest campaign in London to date which celebrates the unique
talent and creativity that thrives within our capital city. The sounds, the sights and the vibrancy of young London. WE ARE LONDON is a declaration of belonging - to a generation that are going places, making their own luck and forging their own path.

Aside from celebrating emerging talent, adidas is also searching for the new face of adidas to represent London in the the final stage of the campaign which will break in the capital on December 20 – a prize which will give you strong bragging rights with your mates for quite some time.

The winner of the We Are London competition, and 5 of their friends, will visit a JD store with a stylist where they will be kitted out head-to-toe in adidas, following this, get to star in an adidas Originals billboard advertisement in Camden which will be unveiled on December 20th.

The search for adidas Originals new face of London starts on November 22nd and taking part is easy to do, just visit: and register. A star of the campaign will then select the overall winner from the five people with the biggest public vote.


My First Solo Exhibition

images from the private view.
exhibition title : an animal a day keeps the doctor away

work : misterlego
presented by : The FIRM

location : The CAMP
mad love to everybody that made the effort to pass through i sincerely appreciated it.
and mad shout out to mama Work It !

All work is up till december 8th. Enquirers about buying a piece just email me

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