We recently has the opportunity to hang out with LEX for their EP listening party at Sonos Studio.
They talked about their inspirations of music to their fashion looks on stage (via The Zamora Sisters), all we can say is wow! Peter Franco was there to also talk about how certain songs transformed from their original format to what we hear now on the EP.
Be sure to join us for their live performance here at Space15Twenty. More details here
ASAP Rocky released his album, "At.Long.Last.A$AP," a week earlier than expected. The release date was set for June 2nd, but he surprised everyone by Monday night's release. The album has 18 tracks, featuring popular artists such as Kanye, Schoolboy Q, Lil Wayne, Juicy J, Future, Miguel, and more.
Rocky says, "I just poured it all out on this album.. All my emotions, my thoughts, my feelings. I didn't hold back one bit." Personally, I really liked the album. It seems as if he, along with the rest of the hip-hop community, are moving more towards instruments and rock influences in their music. There were also a lot of good flows and beats in the song - definitely recommend it! Stream the album below:
Earlier this month, Best Coast released their 4th album, California Nights. These LA natives are straying away from their dreamy, summer sound, and are gearing more towards rock and roll. Consequence of Sound says, "These production flourishes might not appeal to those who fell in love with Best Coast for its bedroom sensibilities, and there's probably a significant subset of fans who will resent California Nights as the moment the band abandoned indie for good." If you're looking for the Best Coast "Crazy for You" sound, then this album might catch you off guard.
With such high expectations from their listeners, this long awaited release could be considered as the band's more serious album. Spin says, "more than anything else, California Nights dims the sunlight, juices up the turmoil, and demands a second look at a band that's actually been subverting its own pigeonhole since 2009."
Personally, I really enjoy the album, despite the fact that it's so different from their previous releases. I think that the California duo is on the right track to something great, and I can't wait to hear more! Stream the album below:
Sarah Owen is the Youth Editor for WGSN an international trend forecasting company. She resides in NYC and travels the world hunting for upcoming trends. As a fashion forecaster she predicts the colors, fabrics and styles that will be presented on the runway and in stores for the upcoming seasons. While in Los Angeles, I sat down with her to get a glimpse into her fascinating world.
What is the best part of your job?
Diversity. The faces are always changing, the places are never the same. I get to meet different people everyday. I am always traveling and never know what is happening tomorrow but can tell you what is happening in 2018.
With so much traveling what are some of the things you cannot leave home without?
Who are some of the artist currently on your playlist?
Diiv, Ibeyi, Son Lux and Low Roar. I recently took a road trip in Iceland and listened to Low Roar most of the way, it was the perfect soundtrack.
What advice do you have for anyone who aspires to work in the fashion industry one day?
Find your center point and work around that. Do not be afraid to ask questions but also offer answers to create your own opportunities. Surround yourself with people who push you to be a better version of yourself and be a sponge.
Get to know more about Sarah via her Instagram account @sarahsarahowen. It is full of inspiring fashion, art and events from around the world.
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The Pacific is the largest oceanic division, representing the geographical and mythological lines that create islands and identities. Borders can shape a hero’s shelter or his desolation; desert or oasis; utopia or dystopia.
Pacific articulates the physical and metaphysical words that fashion each of our personal islands. Pacific is poetic, conscious, meaningful, functional.