Back for its third installment, the coveted Carbon Festival will be returning to Melbourne along with its star-spangled line-up this coming March, 2014. Long-running partners New Era and adidas have once again joined forces with Acclaim to present four days of creative enlightenment. Including the likes of Mark McNairy (NYC, Designer), Richard Kern (NYC, Photographer/ Videographer), Stephen Malbon (NYC, Frank 151), Hardy Blechman (LON, Maharishi clothing, DPM: Distruptive Pattern Material) just to name a few, look for late additions Janette Beckman (NYC, Photographer), Ta-ku (Perth, Musician) and Jeff Soto (LA, Artist) joining the already impressive roster.
Don’t be a sucker, this is straight up bread and better for anyone aspiring to work in the creative fields, and if you don’t believe us, check out the 2013 recap video below which even featured talks by our fearless leader, Simon ‘Woody’ Wood.
CARBON festival 2014
Saturday March 29 -– Sunday March 30, 2014
RMIT Storey Hall Auditorium, Melbourne CBD
2 Day – 0 (inc GST)
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A purchase of any CARBON festival ticket includes priority access to all CARBON side events.
You may have noticed through our Facebook updates that we got along to the Rapture festival in Melbourne last week, which featured Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole and Action Bronson. It ain’t just the free wine and canapés talking when we say it was an absolutely mad comfy night, with dozens of hits, Pirus and Crips getting along and some memorable/disturbing crowd-generated entertainment too. Local boys 360 and Pez got the soiree started, but Pez was soon dispensed off (Get it? Cleverrr) and Sitty rifled through his pop joints, which the crowd were definitely digging. He continued the curious Australian rapper tradition of wearing his artist pass around his neck – was he worried security would pull him off stage because he looked like he didn’t belong with all the rap gods? Own that stage bruh bruh, be confident and no one will question you.
Next up was Action Bronson. He took home the award for best shoe game, repping a pair of Sneaker Freaker x New Balance 998 ‘Tassie Devils’ in his very unique way – tongue popped up to the clouds with laces as loose as a mongoose. He blitzed through some bangers, blazed up and should have won a stack of new fans. J Cole was dope too, but he was overshadowed by the babe geniuses in the background singing backups and slinging synchronised dance moves. Cole also seemed to struggle to maintain personal balance, falling back and forwards in jagged jolts but never falling over. It was a quite an impressive skill, actually. He finished off with his biggest hits and although the sound mix was a bit muddy, plenty of peeps singing along made up for it.
The show got even better when Kendrick skipped onto centre stage in a juicy pair of Nike Flyknit Chukkas (shoes can be juicy) – they may not be the Cortez’s he vowed to wear, but we all know we would have got sick of that fashion code pretty quick too. Kendrick subbed out a few syllables here and there in his rhymes to add extra badass emphasis to the ones that mattered, but I still wish he had a go at replicating his rapid fire flow from his albums, even though it would have left him a little short of breath.
Eminem certainly had no problems with fast talking in his set. And despite the incredible lineup, it was obvious most folk were really there for Master Mathers. Decked out in a pair of Nike SneakerBoots, Em truncated a few of his hits so he could provide a delicious buffet that wouldn’t disappoint anyone, and a deafening bomb sample was dropped every fifteen minutes to wake anyone nodding off the hell up. Eminem has never been slept on though and his performance, and the whole night, was turtally elite. Thanks to Dainty for sending us along, and our grandest compliments to our gurl on the inside, Michelle Grace Hunder, who is entirely responsible for the incredible photos in the gallery above. Enjoy!
EMINEM, KENDRICK LAMAR AND J COLE TO TOUR AUSTRALIA
When SXSW kicks off on March 7th in Austin, there will be a new, terrible guest: iTunes. The streaming service, who’s run a 30-day free festival series in London for the last 7 years, is importing a condensed-version of that pop music dribble stateside called “SXSW Music Festival.”
Of all the carnival-like music events that are part of SXSW, iTunes’ adds the least value. ACTUALLY, it does detriment to the broader music, film, and tech festival which has become so packed with sub-events, sponsorships, and co-promoted things, that can be a nightmare for real music fans.
I’ll give you 8 reasons why iTunes SXSW Music Festival is going to be terrible. Spoiler: they’re all the acts that have been billed for the event.
Someone told me once that, statistically, humans who identify themselves as Coldplay fans have the least sex of any other humans. It that true? Probably.
Keith Urban makes me hate the inventor of music.
Fat Jew found a tweet that puts it perfectly:
Yeah, they kind of killed it with Kendrick Lamar at The Grammys, but can you really think about taking more than 90 seconds of this…
Listen to this 12-year-old boy play music off his iPhone.
London Grammar is a three-piece pop band from Nottingham, England that makes such yawn-inducing-ly dainty songs as the one embedded below. What are you going to do at one of their shows? Hold your girlfriend’s hand and profess your love to her? Sway back-and-forth with a blank look on your face? Appreciate the sublime chord progression of their ”Nightcall” cover?
Thank you iTunes for bringing us this random girl band. Where did they come from? Most likely hell.
When I googled “Mickey Guyton” because I didn’t know who it was, this picture came up. Is it him/her? No idea, but Mickey Guyton is probably as entertaining as the 1940s singer in this picture.
And then we come to the legend that is Willie Nelson. Somehow iTunes got him on the bill. Hopefully he’ll be so high that he doesn’t find out the event he’s playing and retire from music out of soul-crushing shame.
Here’s a link to the festival’s website so you can find out when and where it is and thus, more successfully avoid it.
You’re welcome. I’m sorry.
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iTunes SXSW Music Festival
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Ahead of the contemporary design, style and culture festival in Melbourne, Australia, CARBON has released this nine minute video that features key figures from the sneaker industry such as Sneaker Freaker founder Woody, Kith NYC founder Ronnie Fieg, in addition to influential individuals from streetwear like Shawn Stussy and other well-respected artists. Personal accounts are presented in a conference format with each individual speaking on their struggles, sacrifices and lessons encountered along the way to success. Be inspired by the visual above and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Porsche Design show off these two new watch styles in celebration of Beverly Hills’ Festival of Watches this October. The Flat6 is made of black stainless steel and features a bold face with three sub-dials for that sharply athletic aesthetic. The titanium Compass Heritage, Porsche Design’s frequently revived style since the 1970s, has a simpler face but opens to reveal a compass housed underneath the bezel. Both are sports watches, but they maintain that luxurious and sophisticated feel. Get the Flat6 for ,920 and the Compass Heritage for ,140.
Porsche Design for The Festival of Watches is a post by Elaine YJ Lee on Selectism.
There were plenty of superstars in attendance last night at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, but not many people can turn out an audience like Chris Brown. He came out in a few different outfits including a red leather Marlboro jacket, pair of jeans, and a Cincinatti Reds fitted with his Air Jordan V (5) “Fire Red,” Black Tongues that just recently came back with a retro and that was just the first outfit. After performing a few of his hits, Brown came back out to finish in a black tee, jeans, and a black fedora while rocking a pair of Jays we caught him in a few weeks back at the Rock Life Basketball Event, the Air Jordan II (2) “White/Varsity Red/Black.” The festival wraps up tonight with Drake, Ke$ha, Bruno Mars and Miley Cyrus so stay tuned to Sneakerfiles for more celebrity heat to come!
With this year’s Made In America concert series kicking off next weekend in Philadelphia, Ron Howard announced his Jay Z documentary – which was shot during last year’s inaugural MIA show – will premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film itself is not only about Hov’s rise to stardom and his efforts in putting the Budweiser-sponsored festival together, but it is also a love letter of sorts to the City of Brotherly Love. Interludes include one-on-one interviews with random concert goers about what the show means to the community, while Howard also attempts to explore the birthplace of American independence and how it relates to Jay Z’s event. The acclaimed director even took some time to follow a local hip-hop group as it attempts to get added to the bill of acts. The screening of Made In America is scheduled for Saturday, September 7 with ticket information available via TIFF’s website.
Last week we headed off to Los Angeles with the folk from Levi’s XX as part of their Orange Tab re-launch celebrations. Transported back to the ’70s for a few days, at the centre of it all, the Party in Your Pants Festival. Held in the incredible Topanga Canyon, we made our way along Mulholland Drive, said a prayer then navigated the narrow dusty roads high up in the hills in our party bus, all soundtracked by the sounds of KLVC, Levi’s retro radio station set-up to get the city in the mood. The festival, jam packed full of hippie revivalists, false moustache collectors, Levi’s Vintage Clothing fans and goodtime guys ‘n gals brought us back-in-the-day sounds from Dave Grohl & Taylor Hawkins, a denim interior ’70s Gremlin car, a tie-dye tent for all your DIY psychedelia needs, a booze cabin, giant twister, Hell’s Angels security and some of the best hot dog/mac and cheese I’ve ever tasted. That, the mind-blowing views and the 38 degree heat had us all high as kites, not on drugs though kids, on Life, ya know? Check out the the event in our gallery, the intro below and look out for our interview with Levi’s XX design director Miles Johnson coming soon…
Levi’s Vintage Clothing Re-Launch Orange Tab in Los Angeles with ‘Party in Your Pants’ Festival is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
Last weekend the Crepe City crew turned it on for Old London Town with their 8th and most bumping sneaker festival to date. Once again as opposed to the traditional basketball-centric product we see at American sneaker events, there was an abundance of vintage and retro running and training heat. Check some recap snaps courtesy of Mark Watson above, and stay tuned for the next instalment.
The end of July means one thing and one thing only in Japan…Fuji Rock Festival. Nestled into the foothills of the beautiful ski resort town of Naeba, undoubtedly the most amazing festival location in the world, Fuji Rock has played host to some of the world’s biggest live acts and DJs since it’s beginnings in…
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