José James – Warrior (Sbtrkt Remix)

Here is another tune from one of my favourite new producers in 2009, London’s Sbtrkt. This time he puts hands on “Warrior”, the next single from José James which will be out on March 22, 2010.

Sounds a lot like Benga’s Emotions you might say – and I agree. Further remixes of “Warrior” are coming from San Francisco’s Jus Wan and drum & bass producer Rockwell.

Apr 11, 2010 The 12-inch is out now, get your copy from Rush Hour or Juno

Parra – a book full of it

Book Cover

A year after The Of Best Book came out, Parra returns with an all new publication.

For those unfamiliar with his work, Parra is an Amsterdam-based artist best known for his hand-drawn typography, his awkward character creations and his unique humour. Apart from running the clothing label Rockwell, he designed an exclusive collection for LA’s Stones Throw label.

The new book showcases some of his work on 80 pages and can now be ordered from the Rockwell shop.

Parra – The Of Best Book

Amsterdam’s Parra is known for his unique illustrations, especially his use of color and typography. You have most likely seen his t-shirts for Rockwell and Stones Throw, his cover designs for Rednose Distrikt, or maybe his skateboards.

The Of Best Book

An underground star in Amsterdam where kids search the streets to tear down his club posters, Parra’s work is treasured by a generation of design fanatics. Living with his painter/sculptor father, he grew up surrounded by colours, oil paint, wood, weird looking pictures & Rubenesque paintings. Almost entirely self taught, Parra’s minimal colour palette, beautiful hand-drawn typography & esoteric character creation are reminiscent of screen printed poster designs of the 1960s & ’70s. –

Well, there is now a small book available with some of his best designs, you can pre-order your copy at Turntable Lab.

via Nalden

Update Streetwear Today has an interview with Parra in their last issue of 2008!