Offering a unique DJ-inspired experience to go alongside the use of the iPhone and its music storage is the new Mini Hi-Fi System from Philips. Featuring dual rotating decks that allow for the playback and charging of two iPhones or iPods, the system sports channel faders for swapping back and forth between the two inputs as well as an optional DJ app for more advanced users. Complete with the brand’s MAX Sound technology for a maximization of volume performance sans distortion, the player also offers Digital Sound Control for optimal frequency ranges and even features a dynamic lighting system on the front of the unit. Retailing for £300 GBP (approximately $470 USD), the Philips Mini Hi-Fi System is now available online in the UK.
Shot on a shoestring budget, the first Paranormal Activity delivered plenty of scares, and a record-setting return on investment for Paramount Pictures. The studio released two more sequels in quick succession in an attempt to repeat some semblance of that surprise success. Paranormal Activity 4 is the series’ fourth movie in five years which continues the horror movie convention of “found footage” around which to construct its plot. Check out the official first trailer for Paranormal Activity 4 to see if the formula still has what it takes to make a good horror film when it lands in October.
After the tantalizing “Elimination Chamber” track preview of their collaborative No Idols mixtape two weeks ago, Domo Genesis and The Alchemist have finally dropped the whole 11-track bomb on us. The album features not only Odd Future members Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler the Creator, but also Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs, Smoke DZA, Prodigy, Spaceghostpurrp and Vince Staples. We dig the album art, grooves and all–it was totally worth the wait.
News from the Jordan Brand brings word of the retro release of the Air Jordan 7 “Raptors.” Presented in black, true red, dark charcoal and team purple – reminiscent of the colors worn by Toronto’s NBA franchise – the Jumpman logo appears prominently on the outer portion of the basketball shoe. First introduced in 2002, the Air Jordan 7 “Raptors” Retro will be released online on September 1 for $160 USD.
Put away your shiny multi-colored 05 jerseys, this ain’t some comeback campaign for THAT FUBU. Instead, The Audible Doctor (of Brown Bag Allstars fame) gets up with Von Pea over marink‘s soulful production for a track made for us and by us. The Audible Doctor’s solo EP, I Think That… will be out September 25th.
Los Angeles’ world famous Roscoe’s House Of Chicken and Waffles is opening up a new location in Orange Country, California soon.
It currently has locations in Long Beach, Hollywood, Pasadena, West Los Angeles and Los Angeles. Now, a new restaurant is set to open a half-mile from Disneyland in Anaheim, California, reports the O.C. Register’s Fast Food Maven blog.
The Southern California chain — famous for its Harlem-inspired chicken and waffles, mac n’ cheese and hot water cornbread — recently inked a deal to buy the 5,000-square-foot building. The Register says that once it’s open, the location will be Roscoe’s largest restaurant.
As of press time, it’s unclear when the O.C. location will open. It currently has a sign that reads: “Coming Soon.”
The blog also reports that the restaurant is also scouting San Diego sites as well. Stay tuned…
I don’t know if there’s an album coming out this fall I’m more hyped for than Homeboy Sandman‘s Stones Throw debut LP, First of A Living Breed. I remember Boy Sand playing this song for me a few months back on his iPod, his witty lyricism was clear but Oddisee’s sharp production really shines when you bump this one on real speakers. First of A Living Breed is set to drop on September 18th. Catch Boy Sand on tour with Brother Ali this fall and head to ST to hear some more snippets off the LP.
Hot Toys bring us this latest release in the form of a 1/4 scale Batman figure. Concluding Christopher Nolan’s trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises, a highly lifelike representation of Batman played by Christian Bale is provided by the Hong Kong-based toymaker. Painstakingly crafted with various detailed parts and standing at 18.5 inches tall, interchangeable heads, fists, costume pieces, accessories and 32 movable joints permit this item to stand out amongst others. Moving eyeballs and specially designed fabrics further contribute to the authenticity of this offering. Meticulously designed, limited quantities are assured to be in effect with availability beginning in January 2013.
Evolution as an artist is often times what separates legends from the more mundane. After being heavily influenced by his experience in Jamaica – and his subsequent name change from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion – the LBC showman prepares his latest reggae-infused album Reincarnated. As part of the process, VICE followed Snoop to the island nation as he recorded various songs with backing from Diplo, Ariel Reichtshaid and Dre Skull of Major Lazer. Having grown tired of what rap provided him, the documentary reveals the rebirth and inspiration for his latest project.
In an attempt to turn night skating into a cinematic and athletic display, Korean artist Koo Jeong-A has created OTRO – the world’s first glow-in-the-dark skatepark. Built in Brussels, Belgium, the various obstacles which include bowls, cradles and tunnel entrances have been crafted from green, phosphorescent concrete which glows like a polished emerald at night. One part skate park and equal parts art project, ORTO is truly a sight to behold.