From Skepta-inspired flap caps to hotly anticipated debut albums and cozy cardigans to important anniversaries, here's all the news you need to know about from the past 7 days.
North London Derby captured by Danika Magdalena and TJ Sawyer
One of the fieriest fixtures on our footballing calendar, the North London derby isn’t for the faint-hearted. After Spurs’ season-defining victory last year at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, it was up to Arsenal to get their revenge and draw first blood this season. photographer Danika Magdalena and creative director TJ Sawyerr were on hand to intimately depict the streets of north London before the emotionally-charged fixture.
Missoni keep it cozy with cardigan collection
Missoni’s resurgence is one of the more humbling fashion stories of 2022. What isn’t so humbling, however, is the price of their pieces. If you can afford an £800 cardigan, then look no further than these new pieces.
Jeshi enlists Westside Boogie for the remix of “Protein”
It’s safe to say that no one, not even Jeshi’s close contemporaries saw this one coming. Westside Boogie features on the remix for “Protein”, bringing his Compton grit to the already flawless single. There’s also a new verse from Jeshi.
Lobster Theremin boss accused of sexual assault
The founder of label Lobster Theremin, Asquith (real name Jimmy Asquith), was accused this week of a string of offences, including coercion, sexual harassment and sexual assault. The allegations came from Glasgow-based DJ Inez, via a statement on social media. Asquith responded with a statement of his own strongly denying the allegations. However, since DJ Inez’s statement, others in the industry have come forward with stories of misconduct by Asquith. This is the latest of numerous recent abuse scandals to rock the dance music world.
Flohio - Out of Heart debut
The latest offering from Flohio is a 12-track, full-length project. Released today, the tape sees the Nigerian-born artist experimenting with more electronic sonics whilst maintaining the energetic rap tones that defined her early career.
Mo' Wax celebrates 30 years with an exclusive Pleasures collaboration
The impact of Mo’ Wax on contemporary music is undeniable. Without James Lavelle, albums like DJ Shadow’s ‘Endtroducing’ would cease to exist and trip-hop wouldn’t have had the everlasting influence it has today. The label is also synonymous with modern streetwear, having collaborated with Bape on a Bapesta and Nike for a dunk - both of which are some of the rarest models going. To celebrate its 30-year anniversary, Lavelle’s teamed up with Pleasures for a capsule collection.
“Textures”, Hagan’s debut album, is finally here
Dropping on the Python Syndicate imprint, Hagan’s debut album “textures” has been one of our most anticipated in 2022. The Ghanaian-English producer traces his African roots, combining elements of afro-house, gqom and ama piano with uk funky, garage and other club-focused sounds. Start your weekend correctly and give this a spin.
Hessle Audio talks about its foundational 15 years with Crack magazine
It's been over five years since the Hessle Audio boys sat down together to chat with any journalists. Crack magazine, which often wangles contemporary culture exclusives, has pulled the trio from their press hibernation to reflect on their impactful 15 years of existence. Is Hessle Audio the most influential club label of recent years? Journalist Gabriel Szatan certainly thinks so; it’s a big call, but he might just be right.
Peak Television debut Skepta-inspired flap cap
Teased for months on Instagram and Twitter, Peak Television will tonight drop their highly anticipated new accessory: the dog ear cap inspired by OG "2005" era Skepta. Embroidered mountain motifs run throughout the sherpa, whilst one of the brand's signature logos dons the front. Stand by for 7PM this evening.
ManiDM embraces his inner Bellingham on “BVB”
ManiDM’s had a prolific 2022, releasing countless singles and mixtapes. “BVB” might be our favourite yet, with its heritage grime bleeps, rolling trap beat and intricate wordplay. Featuring the inherent, wavey delivery of “Aonenine”, the single is packed with double entendres, as the rapper compares his team to “Dortmund”. There’s plenty more to digest, so listen below.