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Interview: Paul O’Neill of Levi’s Vintage Clothing: We speak with the sublabel’s Senior Designer on selecting pieces for reproduction, finding inspiration in music and his favorite 501s

Interview: Paul O'Neill of Levi's Vintage Clothing

As the originator of the classic American blue jean, Levi’s is a brand built on quality and function with a steady vision of the past, present and future of apparel. Though our sights are most often focused forward, towards the latest in innovation……

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ListenUp: Shlohmo’s demon baby, melancholy R&B from Shy Girls, a bittersweet Valentine’s Day party playlist and more in our weekly music round-up

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Shy Girls: 4WZ
Dan Vidmar’s R&B project Shy Girls has returned with a moody mixtape, 4WZ, featuring guest spots from Junglepussy, Rome Fortune and Tei Shi—and a tiny cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Wonderful.” The mixtape is unashamedly melancholy……

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Apple’s new premium music service reportedly launching by this summer

According to Billboard, Apple’s upcoming streaming service – the next evolution of Beats Music – could see a “possible” launch sometime in the spring, but is “certain” to reach consumers by summer. 9to5Mac reported on the revamped Beats-based service last week, putting forward iOS 8.4 as the update that could potentially put the on-demand, premium service into the hands of millions of iPhone users without making them download a standalone app. Apple is expected to integrate Beats’ features, curated playlists, and social/sharing functionality directly into the Music app, though 9to5Mac also suggested that development of Apple’s new premium music service hasn’t been going so smoothly, with one source calling the situation “a mess.”

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ListenUp: An unusual love ballad from Angel Haze, D’Angelo on SNL, fresh voices from London and more in our weekly look at music

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D’Angelo: Live on SNL
D’Angelo sent an important, visual message in his recent SNL performance: while he sang “Really Love” dressed in high-fashion, the singer stood atop a chalk outline and donned a hoodie, and his band wore “Black Lives Matter……

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Sonos Blue Note PLAY:1 : A shared passion for HiFi audio and dedication to the world’s best music breads a unique and colorful collaboration

Sonos Blue Note PLAY:1

We’ve long been supporters of Sonos, watching their evolution over the past 10 years—we even teamed up with lighting designer Lindsey Adelman to create a one-off Soundalier during NYCxDESIGN week in 2012. That said, the HiFi audio-obsessed brand……

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ListenUp: Four Tet’s jazz interpretation, Paul McCartney goes big with Kanye and more in our weekly look at the week in music

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Rihanna feat. Paul McCartney and Kanye West: FourFiveSeconds
It’s not every day Kanye West teams up with Sir Paul McCartney, though lately it’s been a fortnightly affair and recent developments suggest the Beatles frontman is producing West’s next……

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What colour is your favourite music?

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The way we discover and buy music has changed almost completely over the past decade, and the benefits are obvious: instead of going into a store and choosing from whatever it has in stock, we now have instant access to virtually all the available music, whenever we want. However, search functions and recommendation algorithms often don’t feel as rewarding as browsing the shelves in a record shop and picking something out you’d never have otherwise listened to, because the cover looks interesting.




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ListenUp: Stevie Wonder’s tribute to MLK, the return of Björk, a South African supergroup and more in our weekly music review

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Stevie Wonder: Happy Birthday
Introduced by American Congressman John Conyers in 1968, it wasn’t until 1986 that the third Monday of every January would come to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The ridiculously long process for passing……

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Arts Recommendations from The Mirror Cube: A site dedicated to music, film and artistic happenings, as recommended by an array of working artists

Arts Recommendations from The Mirror Cube

Perhaps no one knows the music, film and art scenes better than those within them. Communities form and flourish, and engage other active creators. Highly collaborative art leads to highly connected scenes with an escalated awareness of what’s working……

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ListenUp: Winter playlists, a bizarre Outkast mix, Prince’s female protégés and more in the music we featured this week

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Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
Citing ’90s hip-hop and R&B as influences, and sampling material from Debussy and even Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker suite (heard in “Tropic of Cancer”), Panda Bear’s new album is all about rhythmic swings……

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