Listen to Skrillex’s New Single “Coast Is Clear” featuring Chance The Rapper

Skrillex teamed up with rising Chicago emcee Chance The Rapper for his latest single, “Coast Is Clear.” The record surfaced when Skrillex launched an app earlier today called “Alien Ride,” which contained a secret folder with tracks from his forthcoming album, Recess. In addition to Chance, the album features collaborations with Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, Diplo, G-Dragon, Niki and the Dove, and a few others. Recess is now available to stream and pre-order on iTunes, with an official release date of March 18.

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Pharrell Williams and Nigel Sylvester Discuss BMX Culture in the Streets of Los Angeles

Pharrell Williams and rider Nigel Sylvester talk about BMX culture and how it’s influenced the GRAMMY-winning producer. The two go on to talk about the BMX stereotype and how they hope to dispel all of the typical misconceptions, the artistic similarities that are shared between riders and creatives, and much more. “I’m just using my bike similar to how Pharrell may use a beat machine, or how somebody may use a mic, and paint this picture.”

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The Art Hunter Launches in Sydney

More than 400 invited guests attended the opening event of The Art Hunter in Sydney on Tuesday night.

The Art Hunter launch is a collaboration between The Cool Hunter and Jaguar, and the opening night was also the Australian debut of the spectacular Jaguar C-X17 concept car.

To present The Art Hunter,  we engaged our dream team of collaborators, led by the incomparable Natalie Longeon and Peter Pengly from The Artistry (they designed and executed our Summer Lovers Rotate store as well), to transform a 500 m2 warehouse in Alexandria into a genuinely exciting, temporary three-week art exhibition experience.

The Art Hunter is not a white-walled space where you quietly walk past pieces of art. Instead, it is an eclectic and vibrant environment where every wall is a different color (by our paint sponsor Taubmans), where there is no natural light and where the work of more than 40 artists, curated by us with Diana Palmer, is not only on display but also for sale.

Every one of the seven exhibit spaces has its own unique theme in addition to having its own wall and floor texture and color.

The 3D Wallpanels in this space, for example,  provide the background for the stunning, exclusive-to-The-Art-Hunter artwork of CJ Hendry in her first-ever public show.

In this corner, more CJ Hendry art with Oliver Tanner sculpture and floor designed by Hollie Martin.

The incredible artwork of CJ Hendry -all hand drawn by pen – drew much attention via Instagram even before her public debut at The Art Hunter. Five of the six works shown, were pre-sold before the opening night. (CJ Hendry is now exlusively represented by TCH)

At every turn, The Art Hunter surprises by serving up powerful, stunning art, capable of turning heads in any environment, from private residences to public spaces.

And to further prove the point that art does not need to presented in a boring, bland environment, we engaged Joe Crossley to create an incredible pattern with tape on the concrete floor.

The video room at The Art Hunter has a continuous show of five videos by different artists but you need to visit The Art Hunter to find out who they are!

The visual artists represented at The Art Hunter include both well-established masters and startling new discoveries, such as CJ Hendry. Other artists involved include Stephen Oramndy, Dorryce Rock, Daniel Hollier, Phil James, Friends With You, Paul Ryan and Jasper Knight to name a few.

I would like to thank Jaguar for making this all possible. It is incredibly rewarding to work with an iconic brand like Jaguar and to create an environment that is truly worth experiencing. And, of course, the Jaguar C-X17 is beyond incredible.

Matthew Beaven, Jaguar’s Chief Designer, Exteriors, Advanced Design, flew in from London to host the evening with us.

At The Art Hunter, the Jaguar C-X17 concept car was presented in a 3D Mapping room designed by ‎
The Creative Shop.

I also want to thank our creative producers The Artistry specifically. I have never worked with a team of people who so enthusiastically showed so much interest and care in everything they do. The attention to detail, the design and execution, the construction of our enormous set, the managing of the food and drinks of the launch evening – every single detail was executed to an extraordinary level of professionalism. I am so lucky to be working with them.

In this space, the floor was created by Tania De Bono of #thewritings and the photograph is by Nick Samartis.

The confession room designed by Hendrik Gericke where people walk into a neon-lit room to write a confession and share it on the wall.

Neon art in this space is paired with the Rainbow Trooper by Super Future Kid.

At the opening, we also had incredible edible food art provided by the talented team of Studio Neon with Andy Warhol soup cans for serving fermentad tomato gazpacho with prawns. Large terracotta pots with zucchini flowers, goats cheese hazelenut and honey and vegetable puree served as edible paint.  And of course, we had the best mobile bar staff in Sydney with the Trolleyd boys.

The Art Hunter – open for three weeks only at
90-96 Bourke Road
Alexandria (directly opposite the Grounds)
Sydney, Australia

Mondays – CLOSED
Tue-Fri – Midday until 8pm
Sat & Sun – 10am – 4pm

Want to see more? Use the hashtag #thearthunter on instagram to see everyone’s images.

The Art Hunter is The Cool Hunter’s latest, and so far the largest, offline experiential endeavour. It started with two The Cool House wildly successful temporary boutiques in Sydney and Melbourne in 2012, followed by The Cool Hunter ‘Rotate” Summer Lovers store in Sydney in 2013, and now in 2014, The Art Hunter

We can do much more with this fabulous warehouse space, the sky is not the limit! If you have a corporate event, product launch, fashion show, or other happening in mind in Sydney the near future, let us know. We have not only the ideas, but also the teams to make your next event a stunner.

Conan O’Brien Explains Bitcoin Once and for All

Screenshot_11We have endeavoured time and again to explain Bitcoin, but do any of you really understand it? It doesn’t help that the mysterious digital currency keeps disappearing. Thankfully, here’s a Conan O’Brien bit to set the record straight once and for all. OK, so this video doesn’t explain much of anything. But do any of the videos really? REALLY? […]


Hancock VA x Converse Jack Purcell Mid “First String” Pack

Hancock Vulcanized Articles has teamed up with Converse to deliver the “First String” pack with three colorways of the Jack Purcell Mid silhouette. The collab takes Hancock’s bonded rubber fabric and places it on the Jack Purcell model for a rugged new design. Available in Blazing Yellow, Chateau Grey, and Dark Navy, each pair features a waterproof siphonia elastic bonded rubber outershell, imprinted lining, embossed ‘Hancock 1843′ metal eyelets, embroidered ‘HVA’ heel pull tabs, and dual branded first string inner soles. The collection is available in limited numbers and will be released on March 15 at both Up There Store locations in Melbourne, and online from midday on.

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