Style Pics from the Adidas ‘Do Over’ 2014 Party

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We always appreciate when the brands we love and spend all our money on give a little back. Adidas have been hosting their Summer parties in London now since 2010 and they never fail to ram out their venues with the coolest Londoners, Bloggers, Fashionista’s and the best Dj’s.

This years ‘Do Over’ was held at The Old Baths in Hackney Wick two weeks ago, we passed through and were pleasantly surprised to see that as well as loads of cool people, lots of fresh adidas kicks and a beach, that there was Jerk Chicken Pizza and plenty of ice cold drinks available from the three fully stocked bars. After a couple of hours of people eating outside and chatting with old and new friends everyone found themselves inside to get down to some serious partying to a top class DJ Line up including DJ Maseo from De La Soul.

Nothing beats good food, good people and good music, Thank you adidas.

Check out our style pics from the day and make sure you keep your eyes out next year for those illusive RSVP invites.

Photography: John Gribben

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Top Summer Music Videos 2014

It’s that time of the year when summer videos are flooding the channels, both on TV and online. Whether its artistic shots of sunny skylines or vibrant party scenes, artists are looking to show you just how much they are making of the summer months. Below, TRAPPED bring you 3 of the best:

Rizzle Kicks – Tell Her

 

“And I’m waiting for a chance, baby us to cross our paths.”

This soul infused track from Rizzle Kicks has a great summer feel and has a fantastically themed video to match (well technically there’s two!) One was a collaboration with Evian and featured Maria Sharapova playing tennis with the lads and is a great watch. The main video has the guys driving remote control cars/planes and showcases a sunny British summer.

Clean Bandit feat. Stylo G – Come Over

“You better make time to put pen to paper…”

Clean Bandit have been going from strength to strength this year and this track reinforces that fact. Hooking up with dancehall veteran Stylo G, they deliver a song which takes you away to a sunny beach and has a stylistic video to match. With a variety of locations, the video just makes you wish you were on holiday! 

Sox – Birmingham to Ibiza

“Put your hands in the air if you’ve come to drink champagne and not Ribena!”

Sox is back with this Preditah produced party track which will definitely get you moving. The video documents Sox, along with Jammer and crew, making the trip to Ibiza and partying the only way they know how. Featuring cameos from Maxsta, Layzee and a number of bikini babes, Sox has made another stamp on the UK Grime scene with a catchy, feel good tune.

LEIKEL47 – F**k The Summer Up

“I was born royal, so I dont give a f**k about a crown or throne.”

We came across this track totally by accident and have not been able to get it off repeat since. Hailing from Brooklyn, LEIKEL47 comes with furious lyrics over an intense beat which you cant help move to. By stating her intention to f**k the summer up, she delivers a video full of ski masks, chopper bicycles and water pistols, enjoy!

Words: Nathan Tuft

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CMG GLOBAL presents – ‘Branded heritage’ pop up shop

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From now until the 24th August, CMG Global will host a collaborative pop up shop ‘Branded heritage’, showcasing unique British designers and brands, with profits going to Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD).

Caring about the evident decline of British brands on the high st, Branded Heritage will showcase emerging designers/brands including; Judy Wu, Only Child, Chalk and TDW Clothing, all of whom manufacture their clothing and accessories in the UK, along with work from the new start-up brand ‘AMMA Streetwear’

As well as purchasing exclusive off the rail items, you can also indulge in bespoke, customized trainers by illustrators Gemma Hutchinson and Adrian Boal.

Branded heritage’s pop up store will be featured in a short documentary that will be submitted to the London Fashion Film Festival, aiming to highlighting the decline in domestic manufacturing and the gradual disappearance of British retail brands.

26 Camden High Street

Open:   Mondays 11:ooam – 6:00pm

Tuesday -Saturdays 10:30am – 6:00pm

Sundays: 11:00am-4:00pm

Words: Chenade James

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Interview with UK Rappers RASCALS

Originating from Bow East London, this group have always been heavily involved in music. Previously referred to as Lil’ Rascals they released ‘Lil’ and ‘the launch vol.2’. Now the boys have matured into ‘Rascals’ with a recording and publishing deal with Universal, and have just released their EP ‘So High’ showcasing their new musical direction.

Influences of Soul and Hip-Hop provide the basis of their new signature sound. From the lyrical genius of ‘So High’ to the soulful and thought-provoking ‘War Outside’ and the dancehall inspired ‘Ring The Alarm’ feat Sizzla, the ‘So high’ EP marks the new sound of The Rascals.

We got a chance to sit down

How did the four of you meet?

Kay Willz: We grew up together, in E3, we were in a group called the Mucky Clubs

Big Shizz: Mucky Club was group of 20 guys from the area older’s and younger. The three of us took the rapping a bit more seriously than the others. We met Kay and brought him along, he brought the singing aspect to the group. From then we have just been working

Has the East end provided much influence on your music?

Kay Willz: Yes definitely. Being from the heart of grime, and seeing people like Dizzy Rascal, Wiley, Roll Deep and Tinchy, we saw them on another level.

Big Shizz: There was a culture that made us, we caught the culture at an early age, I have never felt gravitated to something before.

How would you describe your musical sound?

Kay Willz : Indie, Hip Hop, musical alternative, new sound

Tempz: Fresh

What do you think makes you guys different from the rest?

Big Shizz: Being ourselves, having a new sound that people around us appreciate, we are trying to take the music scene to a whole different level, cancelling the way people see us, as UK artist. We don’t want to be ticked in a box.

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What is Class 90?

It’s our company, it’s our lifestyle, the year we were all born, we have hats and t-shirts. The first thing we done was put out a mix-tape called Class 90, it was only right.

What is the message behind ‘So high’?

Tempz: Being positive, having hurdles that you come across that tries to knock you down. 

Kay Willz : In whatever situation you’re in, being positive is the outcome is being positive in whatever outcome it is.

Big Shizz: I’ll add that it’s about staying high, staying on top of things.

How did the collaboration with Sizzla come about?

Big Shizz: We were working on the album, and when the song came up we thought Sizzla would be the correct person to bring that vibe. We went to the label and suggested we wanted Sizzla on the track, but they were hesitant. With the help of management, Sizzla’s manager got in touch with us within four days and we were so grateful that he is on our track.

What can we expect from the rascals for the rest of the year?

Great music, enjoying ourselves. We had the release of So High EP June 15th and the album will be coming out later on in the year.

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The Carnival Special – Carnival After Party – XOYO

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What: Carnival after party

By: YOUR MUM’S HOUSE x AMERICAN APPAREL – THE CARNIVAL SPECIAL

When: Sunday 24th August: 9pm-3am

Where: XOYOs

With the Carnival countdown in full effect, string vests are being dusted off and people have their rum at the ready. Many have been anticipating this bank holiday weekend all year and now that the time is almost here, you need to ensure you make the most of it.

YOUR MUM’S HOUSE has teamed up with American Apparel to bring the ultimate Notting Hill Carnival after party to Shoreditch’s popular XOYO.

Expect a solid line up of bass, hip hop, garage and house DJs as well as live performances cranking up the carnival vibes. To make the night even more special there will be a ton of American Apparel giveaways. This is not one to be missed!

Featuring : STYLO G (Live),  WOZ (Black Butter Records),  SYRON (Live), DE$iGNATED, KHALIL (Livin’ Proof), KARTEL BROWN, MYTH, BUKOWSKI, EL MORENO, JOSHYOUARE, BUDAKAN

It may be Your Mum’s House but no one’s on their best behavior! Get your tickets here

Words: Rebecca Tyson

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