Monthly Archives: February 2011

Jamie xx and XL Recordings: Keeping the Spirit of Pirate Radio Alive

XL Recordings emerged with the rave scene and pirate radio of the early 90’s: a DIY sub-culture that gave us Acid House, Hardcore and Jungle. With home recordings, white label releases, pirate radio and illegal raves, the scene was a precursor to … Continue reading

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Radiohead: Keeping the Value of the Physical Format Alive

Not so long ago, people took great delight in crate digging, buying vinyl, tapes and CDs. There was pleasure in going down to the record shop, chatting to the guys who worked in store and leafing through whatever was in … Continue reading

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Fine Wijn (Wine) on the Brouw (Brew)

The Wijnkelder on the Brouwersgracht has got to be one of the best shops in Amsterdam. Anyone with the faintest interest in wine and able to go, should get themselves down there. Unlike Threshers, Oddbins or Gall & Gall, the … Continue reading

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Jamaican Marlin, Drop me Like… Jam Rock

Dedicated to the Monster that got away and of course Sugar Daddy – The Fisherman, Badman and Wise-man of Negril.

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Adidas: Not So Originals

As part of the Originals by David Beckham S/S 2011 Collection,  ZX 800 DB is probably an attractive addition to the Originals line up. It looks like a Nike…

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Dog Judo: Meat Sprinkles

I could have posted any one of Dog Judo’s 35 episodes, because they are all brilliant. For anyone unfamiliar with the series I think this is a good place to start, but then go to episode one and work your … Continue reading

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