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Report: 080 Barcelona Fashion Week SS15

Back in January, I tripped down to Barcelona to check out the fashion week there. It was a really interesting experience, partly for the fashion on display and partly for the way it was displayed and the cultural significance of fashion in Catalonia. Well, fast-forward to the other week, and …

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Primavera Sound Lineup

OK, deep breath: Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, Metronomy, Chvrches, The National, Pixies, Nine Inch Nails, and Kendrick Lamar have all been confirmed for the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona this summer. Running from Monday 26th May to Sunday 1st June, the festival’s organizers have managed to …

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Review: Doos – Hookers & Dips (Svogue)

Svogue Muziq is a label with bases in Barcelona and London. How apt then, that their raison d’etre is seriously eclectic, with producers from various sounds and scenes all accommodated under one umbrella. The latest such heroes to step up to the Svogue mantle are South African duo Doos, who, …

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Video Premiere: Josep Xorto – ‘Success!’

Earlier this year when Stand Up Against Heart Crime‘s Josep Xorto dropped the indelibly funky ‘Dancing‘, the Catalan producer’s stride was hard to falter: smooth, sleek and sensuous, it was the sound of irrepressible confidence filtered through sheer Latin swagger.

On the basis of Josep’s latest single, …

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Interview: Matteo Floris

Italian Matteo Floris is a multifaceted man. Not content with merely being a DJ/producer of some repute, he also helps run Svogue Muziq alongside his two good friends, Manuel Branca and Federico Orgiana. The emerging label seems to have really hit its stride of late too, with its recently released

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News: Medwinds opens Shoreditch store

Mediterranean clothing and lifestyle brand Medwinds will open its first London store this week in the fitting location of the iconic Spitalfields market. Mirroring the old factory beams and antique furniture of its Barcelona flagship store, the decor provides a perfect backdrop for the chic yet simple menswear and womenswear …

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Interview: Parquet Courts

With their re-released debut album, Light Up Gold, hitting the UK this week, we caught up with Austin Brown of New York post-punk quartet Parquet Courts for a quickfire chat about life on the road, their recent visits to the UK and the best vegetarian restaurant to head to

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BOTW Premiere: The Flight – ‘What a Waste’ (Oriol Remix)

On his remix of The Flight‘s ‘What a Waste’, Barcelona-born and Planet Mu-signed producer Oriol displaces the original’s rhythmic lurches, stripping the track down to its quivering, remorseful core. It all changes two minutes in though, as his mix is gradually overtaken by sinister synth bursts and chopped, …

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News: Simian Mobile Disco to release live album

UK electronic stalwarts Simian Mobile Disco have announced plans to release a live album on April 15. The rather aptly-titled Live will be dropping courtesy of the band’s own Delicacies imprint and is being distributed by none other than legendary German label Kompakt.

Culled from a performance in Philadelphia …

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News: Medwinds launch Mediterranean twist on the classic trench

The trench coat is an undisputed fashion classic, a staple piece in every wardrobe that can slip over any outfit and provide an effortlessly chic look. The Barcelona based fashion label Medwinds have just launched their Mediterranean twist on the classic Mac.

Featuring their signature attention to detail and sophisticated …

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