Sunday, 31 January 2010

The Existential Retreat

I shot this today for a friends uni work, here's a bit of the brief:

"Based on ideas and the movement of existentialism and influenced by
'notes from underground' by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Jean Genets film 'Un Chant Dámour'

Looking at the fundamentals of existential belief and portraying the struggle for freedom and identity.
Metaphysical freedom which makes every human insignificant, alienation in an everyday world, authenticity as a distinctive possibility of human existence and the idea that death is the only reality."
Styling by Isabella Kavanagh

The Mail On Sunday - YOU Magazine TODAY!

Myself and BNTL family tree member David were featured for a piece on teen-bloggers in today's YOU Magazine that comes with The Mail on Sunday.


Out to all the people involved.

STREET | TALK NY - Episode 2

Admittedly this is coming over a week later than it should have been posted but for those who haven’t yet seen it, here it is; Episode 2 of Street Talk NY.

Check out the following videos; the first of which discusses the current healthcare status in the USA and the second part features an interview with the originator of ‘The Award Tour’ brand; Phillip T.Annand.

Street | Talk NY EP2 Healthcare PT 2 from Street Talk on Vimeo.

Street | Talk NY EP2 Phillip T Annand from Street Talk on Vimeo.

More Info:


Saturday, 30 January 2010

A REAL LIFESTYLE Fall/Winter 09/10

The A Real Lifestyle brand is inspired by the great outdoors and quintessential English heritage along with 80's and 90's streetwear. Ranging from quality made apparel such as t-shirts, polo's, denim and knits to niche goods such as pillows, toys and playful imagery.

The Fall/Winter 09 Collection consists of thick traditional cotton plaid, tailored cuts and a mix of subdued hues and trademark classic winter colours. Our core flagship pieces such as the Hunting Scarf, The Gentleman’s Plaid Pocket T and the Cash Sack Pillow are complimented by our classic simple Logo T's and our real fly club T.

Have the purpose and power to express your individuality without inhibition but most of all stay true to yourself and ....... Keep it Real!!!

Buy it here:

Todays Drops

Nike Bruin Fluff SB

Available at the Nike 1948 store.

Nike Air Zoom Tennis Classic HF

Available at Dover Street Market.

Loving bntl like a fat kid loves cake.

Friday, 29 January 2010

GRIME PODCAST - Vol. 5 - DJ Scope


Check out the latest offering from GRIMEPODCAST with this exclusive mix from Dj Scope!

Tracklisting :

Spartan Gang - (Rude Kid Production)
Crissy Chris - Untitled / Cd
Dok - Big Bang (Djscope Special) / Cd
Jd - Batslice / Cd
Taz - BuckfasterShatap / Cd
Swindle - Airmiles / Cd
Joker - Purple City / Cd
Breakage Ft Newham Generals & David Rodigan - Hard / Cd
Swindle - Roll Deep Rally Inst / Cd
Jme - Mayhem V.I.P / Cd
Garna - Poland V.I.P / Cd
Exo - RemedyBuckled Wheel / Cd
Silencer - Dirt Bag // Run The Cd
Teeza - Go Arder / Cd
Jack Daniels - Dangerous / Cd
Jack Daniels - Hydrolic (2010 V.I.P) / Cd
Dj Marsta - Marsta Synthomy / Cd
Exo - RemedyPacman / Cd
Dok - Sega Genesis (Dj Scope V.I.P Special) Cd
Caski - Lunatic / Cd
Syco - Supa Doop Ooohhaaaa / Cd





There's no reason why T-shirts have to be a stagnant element of streetwear, it's about giving a staple garment a sartorial edge that reflects the aspirations of now, and after all, isn't that what the t-shirt game has always been about?

After the success of the extremely limited AW/'09 Deerhunter and Spitfire Shirts Second Son continue to forward their position as the
vanguards of British Streetwear with their SS/'10 offerings, with a sneak preview here of the Oxford shirt and new Pocket Tees which will be an addition to the regular graphic tee's on which the brand was founded. The Oxford is all about the classic and clean silhouette, updated with the familiar purple cuff and top buttons, as well as two-tone detailing added to the cuff plackets, Shoulder yoke and hem trim. The pocket tees further the smarter aesthetic of the collection, with an updated and slightly more fitted cut. The tees will come in two styles, a subtle floral print and a bright check, both of which are previewed here. Branding is toned down with the simplicity of the lightening bolt flag label and purple button. The SS/10 collection will also include a chino and new slimmer cut selvedge denim, and will be available from April 1st via


Big up Turfy, and T. Spiz on the pic!!

Thursday, 28 January 2010


Met up with the TMP famalam to do some filler pics for their revamped website, to coincide with the release of their sick new line of t-shirts - which are available from their site as of NOW. Click HERE to check the new look site. Also available at Wholesome and Donuts so go and cop now, limited numbers!



Wednesday, 27 January 2010


We've got a set of two tickets for Friday's enormous event @ Matter to give away and all you have to do is tell us the answer to this question:

You all know Oneman has recorded the forthcoming Rinse 11 album but what his favourite pizza topping?

A. Meat Feast
B. Hawaiian
C. Vegge Deluxe

Send your answers with your name & email address to INFO@BNTL.CO.UK

*We need your answer's in before midnight on Thursday 28/01/10

And if you need a reminder of the line up:

If you aren't lucky enough to win the tickets you can still buy them from TICKETWEB

Lookout for RINSE 11: ONEMAN dropping very very soon!

Catch Oneman Thursday's 11PM-1AM on RINSE.FM

BBC News - Made in UK

BBC News have featured the New Balance factory in Workington, Cumbria highlighting it as one of the few companies still manufacturing in the UK and taking on the competition in the far-east.

Watch it here:

Read more about the
heritage of New Balace here:

Trainerspotter SS10

BNTL are treated to another first look, this time its from the boys at Trainerspotter. Their SS10 range is a neat mix of cut 'n' sew, prints and accessories. The brand continue to push their product worldwide and are doing a good job getting shelf space in some of the best stores on the planet.

Here is a few of my favourite pieces from the collection...





The entire collection will be available from the 15th February @ Trainerspotter and selected outlets.

dBridge & Instra:Mental – FABRICLIVE.50 Promo Mix


01.) 0:00:00 Instra:mental — Forbidden – Applepips
02.) 0:03:10 Instra:mental — Vicodin – Naked Lunch
03.) 0:04:30 Skream — Minimalistix – Nonplus+
04.) 0:06:45 Vaccine — Cascade Failure – Nonplus+
05.) 0:08:08 Skream — Unknown
06.) 0:10:28 Consequence — Snakes and Skulls – Nonplus+
07.) 0:11:37 Instra:mental — Voyeur – Disfigured Dubz
08.) 0:13:30 Skream — Siminimal – Dub [Riya accapella tease]
09.) 0:15:55 ASC — The Depths — Autonomic
10.) 0:19:33 They Live — What we promise — Exit
11.) 0:20:43 ASC — Reality Check
12.) 0:25:12 dBridge — Lost Shadow — Exit
13.) 0:27:26 dBridge — Rendevous — Exit
14.) 0:29:41 Oak — Chizra – Unknown
15.) 0:31:11 Asc & Consequence — Fade away seasons – Nonplus+
16.) 0:33:05 Consequence — A man and a woman — Exit
17.) 0:35:57 Vaccine — Nurse — Dub
18.) 0:36:27 Instra:mental, Skream & dBridge — Arcacia — Autonomic
19.) 0:37:59 Synkro — Letting go — Autonomic
20.) 0:40:14 Abstract Elements — Apocalypse — Dub
21.) 0:42:19 Genotype — Sunday — Dub
22.) 0:44:55 ASC — Focus Inwards – Nonplus+
23.) 0:46:40 Instra:mental — Unknown – Unreleased Dub
24.) 0:48:20 Instra:mental — No Future [ASC Mix] — Dub
25.) 0:50:20 Abstract Elements — Basic Substance — Dub
26.) 0:55:52 Instra:mental — Watching you – Nonplus+
27.) 0:58:07 Instra:mental — Photograph — Darkestral


Process - Downtempo/Dubstep Mix


Synkro - If Only
2562 - Lost
Instra:Mental - Forbidden
Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo
Ramadanman and Appleblim - Justify
Martyn - Right Star?
Darkstar - Aidy's Girl Is A Computer
Calibre - Dutty
Funk Ehtics - Blues Is Now
Cluekid - Chicken Foot
El Rakkas - Seas Of Disease
TRG - They Know
Synkro - Lost For Words
Scruffy Hoodlum - Prefer To Be Plastered
Geiom and Appleblim - Shreds



This is a great project to get involved in. More information below and on the accompanying websites...


"JME, Eddie Kadi, Size?, Channel 4, Tim and Barry have all come together to support a national campaign run by the Stephen Lawrence Trust and RMJM architects which is all about transforming the inner city from inside by getting creative young people free workshops and opportunities in urdan deisgn, architecture,
Video, photography and broadcasting. Workshops will be taking place in LONDON, MANCHESTER, LIVERPOOL, GLASGOW, SHEFFIELD, BRISTOL, BIRMINGHAM throughout 2010. The campaign is in memory of Stephen Lawrence who was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack in 1993, who was passionate about urban design and training to be an architect."

For more info sign up at:

The blog :