Archive for May, 2008

11th Hour.

May 28, 2008

Did you catch DiCaprio’s Earth documentary ’11th Hour’ on Sunday on Channel 4 ???

The film explores how we’ve arrived at this moment, how we live, how we impact the earth’s ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course.

If you didn’t catch it then head to ‘4 on Demand’ in the next 5 days, load it up on your PC, get a brewsky and take it onboard.

We will be presenting the ’11th Hour’ as part of our Awareness campaign for Autumn 2008 and will have one Obey ’11th Hour’ organic cotton T available in 3 colours where Shepard’s graphic will be printed using organic ink. They will be available in stores early September 08 and all profits will be given to the 11th Hour action fund.

Hit up the following for more info:

www.11thhourfilm.com

www.11thhouraction.com

And buy a T-shirt in September.

Shepard\'s 11th Hour image

Straight after ’11th Hour’ on 4 was ‘Walk The Line’. Shepard did the graphic for that as well… Man that boy is busy!!!

BMX Love!!!

May 19, 2008

This morning we picked up the new issue of Ride UK BMX that has just hit the shelves and we are in it!!!! Fan-daby-dosey!!!!! so needless to say, a big thanks to Ride team!!!


Check out the ‘Lightning Bolts’ Basic T and the ‘New Sound’ flat peak hat in the sweet, sweet ‘Laundry’ pages




Alans is legendary in the BMX scene and he is one of our finer stockists up north!!! Head to the depths of Wigan to check it out or blast the interweb to see what Obey goodness can be found.

 

Gilles is diggin the GLK mixtape!!!!

May 14, 2008

Gilles Peterson rinsed the Gaslamp Killer mixtape on Radio 1 two days after it arrived here in the office!!!!

Check out the track listing for his 1st May show and note the opening song and the 7th track in!!!!!

There are still a few copies left at Urban Industry if you want to bag one. 

We were attacked!!!

May 2, 2008

We have been down for just over a week but we are now back on top, alive-alive-0 and better for it!

Anyway, those who are already on our mailing list (subscribe using that box up there, top right) are already in the know as we hit them up last week, but we wanted to let you know that the 5th installment of the Obey mixtape project is in town!!!!!!
It’s called “I Spit On Your Grave” , GLK is the collaborator and of course Shepard has done the artwork design.

The Gaslamp Killer (William Bensussen), Los Angeles based DJ/Producer, Low End Theorist, and Dublab Radio resident, is not your conventional artist. What separates him from the rest of the herd is his extensive knowledge in psychedelic rock, demonic bass-heavy Hip-Hop, Middle-Eastern/ Indian rare grooves, and ear-piercing helicopter breaks. The energy during his live sets resonates through crowds, taking you to the filthiest psyche/freak-out you’ve ever been on. He’s earned the respect of eclectic heavy-hitters and has shared the stage with Digable Planets, Broadcast, M.F. Doom, Thievery Corporation, and many others.
“I just brought the hardest records I own to the studio and I just started putting everything together. Now it’s time to share it with you…” – The Gaslamp Killer
“My art for the Gaslamp Killer mix was inspired by Theo Jemison’s photo, combined with the music and personality of the Gaslamp Killer. The GLK is into dark and psychedelic sounds, so that, combined with his name, called for a hippie/horror salad tossed with a blood vinaigrette. The flavor was only enhanced by the Gaslamp Killer’s more sinister personal look, having shaved his dreads and grown an unruly beard and sideburns combo worthy of the most savage maniacs. You must wade through boiling pools of blood to get to the promised land, but the journey the Gaslamp Killer takes you on is all part of the destination.” – Shepard Fairey
Not only have we released the mixtape in CD format but there are a few Ltd Edition 7′ boxsets (with a special piece of vinyl in there as well as the CD) and some GLK artwork T’s to be had. Head to FUSShop and Urban Industry and seek them out. They won’t be around for long…….