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David Lynch explores factories in a new London Exhibtion

Given a choice between visiting Disneyland and an abandoned factory, film director David Lynch will forever pick the latter. Take one look at his series The Factory Photographs, and it’s not hard to grasp why.  Whether it is the sites of dereliction or hothouses of industry, the various buildings captured make perfect movie material.

'They are like cathedrals,' says Lynch, of the factories. He talks of decay as a 'fantastic thing', before referring to rusting machinery and nature's slow requisition of abandoned spaces as something of 'great beauty' - though his images are anything but full of greenery.

Detached pipes and fractured brickwork litter the focus of Lynch’s lens. ‘There are shapes and textures in the factory that are so painterly,’ says the director, ‘It’s amazing.’ Each room brings more components and abstractions and with them, shadows that add the perfect darkness to black and white prints.

Lynch’s obsession initially began soon after he filmed The Elephant Man in 1980. ‘I always heard that the north of England had the greatest factories,’ explains Lynch. ‘That it was fire and smoke, and just pure beauty.’ And so, along with cinematographer Freddie Francis, he planned a trip to visit Britain’s industrial heritage - only to discover for the most part it had been torn down.

Now Lynch’s collection of photographs are on display at the Photographer’s Gallery in London. Haul yourself along and grasp what this great mind revels in; bringing to life the past while haunting the present.

FACT mix 249 - Leon Vynehall (Mar '14)

FACT mix 429: Leon Vynehall

Leon Vynehall continues to progress through the house ranks, cementing his name as one of the rising stars on the UK scene. 

He put his debut tracks down on ManMakeMusic and the forward thinking Brighton Label; Well Rounded. Vynehall has a reputation for his finely handeld organic, natural sounding house music and ear for a hook. Last year he received one of the biggest compliments a DJ can hope for when he was tapped up by the marvellous Will Saul, a man credited with uncovering the likes of Joy O, Midland and Bicep. This introduction culminated in the release of EP ‘Brother/Sister’ last year. As it filtered out of the plentiful slipstream of Aus Music many commented upon the marked evolution of his sound and may well prove to be the making of him. 

This FACT mix offers you a peep into the world of his music taste and influences, which draw from twinkling house, clipped electronics and good times funk, but like all craftsmen he makes it all align faultlessly. 

Doodles ‘14- Raf Simons
The Belgian designer headlined the first day of Paris menswear and showed a collection reminiscent of his early punk aesthetic, full of colours, prints and slogans

Doodles ‘14- Raf Simons

The Belgian designer headlined the first day of Paris menswear and showed a collection reminiscent of his early punk aesthetic, full of colours, prints and slogans

Camera Focus

Japanese magazine GRIND presents their latest editorial for Spring/Summer 2014 featuring a collection of recognisable faces. Shot on the sun-kissed streets of Los Angeles, COMME des GARCONS HOMMES current offerings are worn by the likes of Odd Future’s Lucas Vercetti and Anwar Carrots of Peas and Carrots, amongst others. The Japanese brand has once again exhibited a marvellous range of trendy, street-friendly pieces alongside their famous patchwork and patterning that they’re renowned for.

Cast a glance over their wonderfully eccentric website and find your nearest store; http://www.comme-des-garcons.com/ 

 

Curren$y- Drive In Theatre
Curren$y has delivered yet another free offering for his applauding and grateful following. It seems clear in my mind that you could make a watertight case that his output and quality has become near impossible to rival. Unsurprisingly and deservedly so, Spitta is renowned for his dedication, tight rhymes and smooth flows. We’ve seen in more recent times other artists like Gucci Mane try and replicate this quantity of tapes, but nobody quite matches up to the Jet Life boss.
It was business as usual for Drive In Theatre , a consistently created 14 tracks that is elevated with the smooth production of Theolonius Martin amongst others. Theolonius has undoubtedly paid tribute to Curren$y New Orleans roots, with the heavy influence of jazz that gently takes your hand and guides you through the tape. As for Spitta’s rhymes, he provides what his fans have come to expect; pop culture references including Cooley High, clever imagery and of course plenty of talk about weed and Chevy’s. 
The most notable tracks include, ‘E.T’ which offers up soundscapes that are reminiscent of the heyday 90’s Hip Hop. The beat not only works for our main man, but finds B Real on top his game, sounding just at home. The ambient vibes of the opening track ‘Drive In Theatre’ really set the tone for the tape and is quite cinematic in its ensemble. Whilst ‘El Camino’ see’s up and comer DJ Kariu formulate a faster-paced, bouncy track that has shades of Ski Beatz ‘Life Under The Scope’. There are also features from Queen’s spitter Action Bronson and fellow Jet Life man Smoke DZA that add another dimension to Curren$y mellow flow.
The promotion leading up to this, suggested it was the sequel to ‘New Jet City’, but in my eyes ‘Drive In Theatre’ stands alone as a project and is a highly enjoyable listening experience. Sound bites from famous gangster flicks are now a familiar piece of the furniture in a Curren$y tape, so make sure to listen in for some recognisable, atmospheric lines from ‘The Godfather’. 
Cop it here today, http://www.datpiff.com/Curreny-The-Drive-In-Theatre-mixtape.578652.html 

Curren$y- Drive In Theatre

Curren$y has delivered yet another free offering for his applauding and grateful following. It seems clear in my mind that you could make a watertight case that his output and quality has become near impossible to rival. Unsurprisingly and deservedly so, Spitta is renowned for his dedication, tight rhymes and smooth flows. We’ve seen in more recent times other artists like Gucci Mane try and replicate this quantity of tapes, but nobody quite matches up to the Jet Life boss.

It was business as usual for Drive In Theatre , a consistently created 14 tracks that is elevated with the smooth production of Theolonius Martin amongst others. Theolonius has undoubtedly paid tribute to Curren$y New Orleans roots, with the heavy influence of jazz that gently takes your hand and guides you through the tape. As for Spitta’s rhymes, he provides what his fans have come to expect; pop culture references including Cooley High, clever imagery and of course plenty of talk about weed and Chevy’s. 

The most notable tracks include, ‘E.T’ which offers up soundscapes that are reminiscent of the heyday 90’s Hip Hop. The beat not only works for our main man, but finds B Real on top his game, sounding just at home. The ambient vibes of the opening track ‘Drive In Theatre’ really set the tone for the tape and is quite cinematic in its ensemble. Whilst ‘El Camino’ see’s up and comer DJ Kariu formulate a faster-paced, bouncy track that has shades of Ski Beatz ‘Life Under The Scope’. There are also features from Queen’s spitter Action Bronson and fellow Jet Life man Smoke DZA that add another dimension to Curren$y mellow flow.

The promotion leading up to this, suggested it was the sequel to ‘New Jet City’, but in my eyes ‘Drive In Theatre’ stands alone as a project and is a highly enjoyable listening experience. Sound bites from famous gangster flicks are now a familiar piece of the furniture in a Curren$y tape, so make sure to listen in for some recognisable, atmospheric lines from ‘The Godfather’. 

Cop it here today, http://www.datpiff.com/Curreny-The-Drive-In-Theatre-mixtape.578652.html