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  • The Evolution of Planet Earth II

    In 2006, the Planet Earth Franchise released a series on our breath-taking natural world. It became popular worldwide, gaining approval from every corner of the globe. With the BBC investing more than ever before in a nature documentary, who else other than David Attenborough to fill the spot and take us on this adventure. This 11-part series released on DVD and was filmed in high-definition, giving us an exclusive insight into our lands.

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    Fast-forward to 2016 and a decade later, it's time for Planet Earth II. At the beginning of the first episode we join Sir Attenborough himself in a hot-air balloon amongst a snowy and mountainous landscape. We are promised that "much has changed" in the natural world, signalling that this time around Planet Earth II is going to be extraordinary for viewers. And it was.

    With each episode focusing on a separate entity, we were guided through the different, intense environments; Islands, Mountains, Jungles, Deserts, Grasslands and Cities.

    So what made Planet Earth II so intriguing and eventful this time round?

    Firstly, it was nature itself and the sheer intensity of each environment and the chaotic uproar it possessed, yet somewhat humorous antics that shaped the beauty of it all. From young Marine-Iguanas literally running for their lives from Racer Snakes (which became viral) to Flamingos dancing in shallow waters, or glow-in-the-dark creatures deep in the Jungle, each episode became more impressive and each encounter became more mind-blowing.

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    Since 2006, there has been an increasing drive amongst young people to dig deeper, find yourself and encourage change. So, every Sunday as you tend to wind down for the week, there’s not a better way to escape it than getting drawn into a world that seems a lifetime away, yet is so near and can offer so much. As the planet changes rapidly within society and the natural world, Planet Earth II highlights the relationship between them and identifies what really matters that all of us could learn from. These are the relationships we form, the places we call home and an appreciation for our own existence and just how distinctive it really is. In a place where we as a society feel the pressure and worry about every little thing, Planet Earth II is a friendly reminder to stay away from toxic things and start living in the real world.

    At the end of each episode we were introduced to some of the brand-new, groundbreaking equipment and techniques that captured these shots, as half the time I’m sure most of us were thinking, ‘how the f*** did you film that?’ - From this point on we gained some understanding to the depths in which the team went to, and some things were left unexplained... however it’s probably better that way. Hats off to the BBC.

    Lastly, the numbers amongst our younger generation (16 to 35) conveyed the proof that we were all curious to learn more about our planet, as more of us tuned in to watch Planet Earth II than X-Factor. As we look to ponder from the uncertainty of our global predicaments and social changes, this valuable series offers us peace and comfort that some of us needed more than ever.

    Don’t forget to check out Benji B’s Planet Earth Playlist to round up the series.

  • Scotland In Pink - Our Top 5 International Kits of All Time

    With Scotland playing in PINK last Friday, it got us thinking. Who else has made an impression in the fashion stakes with a striking jersey.

    Here are our Top 5 of all time.

    ENGLAND 1990 - 3rd Kit

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    This pale blue beauty had two outings, one in a European Championship qualifier against Turkey on the 1st of May 1991, this the first time a third kit had been used since 1970, and by Bernard Sumner in the 'World In Motion' music video, England's world cup song by New Order.

    NETHERLANDS 1988

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    Who can forget this kit, and who can forget THAT goal by Marco Van Basten. This is the only Dutch kit to have ever won at a major championships. They lifted the 1988 European Championship looking fresh.

    FRANCE 1984

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    An undisputed classic. The three colours of the national flag emblazoned on the chest with a proud Gallic rooster. This was Platini in his pomp. Another great kit lifting the European Championship trophy.

    USA 1994

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    A typically patriotic effort from the Americans when they hosted the World Cup in 1994. Alexei Lalas' flowing locks and mighty beard really made the kit though, without him it would have been forgotten.

    WEST GERMANY 1990

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    It pain me to say, but the last West Germany strip before their unification, is a real beaut. Worn by Klinsmann, Voller, and Matthaus in their 1990 World Cup triumph, it will go down as one of the best ever.

  • THIS IS 'AWFUL' - The Atlanta Record Label You Need To Know

    Self taught and self influenced, this Atlanta crew of millennial misfits are currently making some quite major fans in the Hip Hop scene right now. Drake has been quoting lyrics on his Instagram from founder/performer Father, and their collaboration with ILoveMakkonen has had over 7 million views on YouTube.

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    Left to Right : Tommy Genesis, Father, Abra, KeithCharles Spacebar, Lord Narf

    So what is it about them?

    It seems they have a bond that ties them together, that makes them stronger together as a unit, as oppose to individual entities. Tommy Genesis describes it, "We forget that we make music when we hang out, because we're like, 'who's barbecuing, who wants to watch this movie, who wants to cuddle, who wants to chill?" She continues, "I think the reason that it works is because we're not music first -- we're friends and family first." (Quote taken from an interview with Paper Magazine).

    It's a supremely loyal setup, and despite gaining critical acclaim, they have snubbed all overtures from major labels.  “We want freedom,” Father says. “Full 360-degree creative control. It doesn’t work when we get other people involved. We want to be radical.” (Quote taken from an interview with The Guardian).

    We went down to check them out last week at the Church of St John-at-Hackney, for the Red Bull Music Academy UK tour, and were not disappointed. Performances from KeithCharles Spacebar, Tommy Genesis, Abra, and Father, made for a pretty special gig.

    In fact, we're hooked. For us, they are the future, an independent, financially sufficient group, making music free of genre boundaries.

    Check out our 'THIS IS AWFUL' playlist on Spotify ; 'Bloodbrotherflagship'

  • Cinemagraphy by Jamie Beck

    Visual Graphic Artist Kevin Burg saw the potential of the .gif format way back in 2009 but didn’t fully realise the full potential until he ventured to New York Fashion Week with photographer Jamie Beck. From this partnership came the cinemagraph; a subtle but almost magical manipulation of imagery using isolated animation and multiple frames to create a small moment of movement within a seemingly still photograph.


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  • Portugese Fire Station Designed by Alvaro Siza

    Since our clothes are impeccably designed and made in Portugal, we thought it only makes sense that we write about am impeccably designed Portugese Fire Station...

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  • Jelle Marten and his Minimalist Vinyl Sleeves

    Say what you want about vinyl, it's always going to be timeless and hold a special places in the hearts of those old enough to remember growing up with it.

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  • Food - Our Top 3 Local Healthy Restaurants

    London definitely seems to be half way through a health revolution. The kale, green juice and chia seed diet has made it across the Atlantic, with England’s capital lapping up anything Whole Foods has to offer.

    This is no more evident than in the healthy restaurants that are popping up all over the city. No longer few and far between, you don’t have to go far to find a restaurant serving up a variety of superfoods or healthier versions of classic dishes. This doesn’t mean they’re boring either; here are our three favourite healthy restaurants in London that serve up delicious food without the carb-guilt.

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  • "Rabbit Snare Gorge: A Cabin in Nova Scotia

    Omar Gandhi Architect Inc., who worked in collaboration with Design Base 8, designed Rabbit Snare Gorge, a cabin in Nova Scotia, a small, almost freestanding island on the east coast of Canada.

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  • Britain's Best Seaside Hotels

    If you think the only decent summer seaside holidays are the other side of the pond, you're wrong.

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  • O+ Audio - KAYTRANADA - 99.9%

    Last week we saw a lot of new music, including Skepta's long anticipated album Konnichiwa and James Blake's sporadic The Colour in Anything, but nothing blew us away quite like KAYTRANDA's debut studio album 99.9%.

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