Ashley Allen (ashleyallenuk)

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Ashley Allen

Founder of Avenue Mag | Ilkeston, Derbyshire, UK

www.avenuemag.co.uk

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Avenue Mag has built its reputation on being a consistent source of inspiration for the youth of today. 

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Little Boots Announces “Nocturnal Versions” Special Li..

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Little Boots releases her highly anticipated sophomore album, Nocturnes, on May 6th but before this comes a special edition vinyl only release on April 20th to coincide with and celebrate the 6th annual Record Store Day. Released through The Vinyl Factory and limited to 500 copies worldwide, Nocturnal Versions features extended edits of two tracks found on her forthcoming record, including one of Broken Record, the hypnotic, disco-indebted lead single.

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Event: Vince Kidd, G Frsh, MckNasty & More to Play Urb..

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Event: Vince Kidd, G Frsh, MckNasty & More to Play Urban Development Live, 18/04/13

After two monumental events so far, Urban Development returns with the next installment of UD Live on April 18 with another storming line up. With so many live nights flooding the London scene, UD Live offers something totally unique and seamlessly fresh. Favourited by Artists, Managers and A&R’s the night brings people together from across the world of music.

Combining some of the UK’s most exciting emerging artists with more established names, performers have the opportunity to rework t..

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Official Statement: 1624 Issue #4 Announcement

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Dear all,

It is with deep regret and sadness that I am announcing to you that Issue #04 of 1624 Magazine won’t be going to print, and that 1624 Magazine as a printed magazine and website has come to an end.

This is down to nothing else but financial reasons. The cost of my magazine to print is too high and whilst the consumer demand for the free magazine is there, like many other media organisations I have quite simply not secured enough advertising for the magazine since we started up la..

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What Does “Smart Casual” Mean?

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What Does “Smart Casual” Mean?

Smart casual is a term that has always confused me. Does this mean shirt and tie or jeans and a clean t-shirt? As a university student “smart casual” normally means a night out outfit instead of the usual hoody and jeans that is so favoured by students up and down the country. I looked into what “smart casual” is supposed to mean on the Vogue forum and everybody had different answers. Normally I would think it doesn’t matter now, it’ll be a long time until I have a job that I have to dress ..

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Video: Don’t Watch That TV: Chicago Season [Trailer]

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“Don’t Watch That TV (DWT) has re-launched with a new website designed by Ben Drury.

This time last year an entourage from DWT went to Chicago to document the Footwork Scene, a scene ingrained in the lineage of the City itself, filled with effervescent dancers, storytellers and beat makers. Featuring key players on the scene, such as DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, DJ Gant-man and Arpebu it was single handedly the most unique and in-depth tour we had ever experienced.

The team navigated through th..

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3rd Apr

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Events: We Plug Good Music Presents One Mic UK: Acoustic S..

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Events: We Plug Good Music Presents One Mic UK: Acoustic Special – Queen of Hoxton, 21/04/2013

We Plug GOOD Music presents ONE MIC UK… Acoustic Special! With LIVE MUSIC from J. APPIAH, ALEX RV PHILLIPS, STEPHANIE SANTIAGO, JJ SOULx, ALEX MARTIN and MYM, as they continue to highlight this careful selection of exciting emerging artists that are pushing the envelope in 2013. Taking place on Sunday, April 21 – this night will be an exceptional night of GOOD LIVE Music from some of the very best new & emerging UK talents of 2013! Come and Enjoy our Acoustic Special with Good MUSIC, Good PEOPL..

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REINVENTED…With Nike Air Max

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REINVENTED…With Nike Air Max

Back in 1987 the Nike Air Max was the first shoe to make the invisible visible starting a sneaker design revolution. Since then the Air Max family has constantly evolved creating a collection of footwear icons, re-appropriated from the world of sport to the street. Adopted by new generations and new subcultures the Air Max has consistently been reinvented.

Celebrating 25 years of Air Max, Nike introduce a series of stories of reinvention from London, Paris and Milan to ma..

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3rd Apr

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Video: WhiteMoor ft. Motormouf – All I’ve Ever Known

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WhiteMoor have released the visual for their new single “All I’ve Ever Known”. The track is the second to be taken from their highly-anticipated new album Horizons – which is set for release June 2013. The song (along with) “High Lights” make up a great teaser for their second album. With spoken vocals from Motormouf, “All I’ve Ever Known” looks set to be another great release from the Derby natives.

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BucketFeet “Summer 2013 Global Colours” Collection

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BucketFeet “Summer 2013 Global Colours” Collection

Aaron Firestein and Raaja Nemani are the co-founders of BucketFeet, the foorwear brand that really pushes art to the boundaries. Started in 2011, the brand is now getting the recognition that they deserve as they team up with UK footwear giant, Office, to release their much anticipated “Summer 2013 Global Colours” collection. The new range features the Cloudwalkers and Paisley (designed in the US), Common Transports (designed in London), Tokeria (designed in Nigeria), and Fat Sugar..

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3rd Apr

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BassBuds Celebrate Their UK Launch With “The Show Tour”

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BassBuds Celebrate Their UK Launch With “The Show Tour”

To celebrate their UK launch, BassBuds, the makers of the coolest in ear headphones, sponsored the epic Wembley Arean show that played host to R&B legends SWV, Dru-Hill, Blackstreet, Damage, Jodeci and Changing Faces.

‘The Show Tour’ was attended by the likes of JLS, Tyson Beckford and Caprice, and whilst SWV, Blackstreet and Dru-Hill all wooed the arena, Jodeci got booed from fans as Mr Dalvin fell off the stage. All in a good nights fun. For more information visit bassbuds.co.uk.

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3rd Apr

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Meet The Brand: Take Me 2 Tomorrow Clothing

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Meet The Brand: Take Me 2 Tomorrow Clothing

Take Me 2 Tomorrow Clothing are owned and run by one young creative from Brighton. The brand has been making a lot of noise of late, so we caught up with its founder Laura to find out more.

Who is Take Me 2 Tomorrow Clothing and what do they stand for?

Take me 2 tomorrow clothing are a near enough Brighton based brand, who are run by only one person; however different this may seem. We stand for the idea that you can have great designs, on high quality, personalized products whilst sticking..

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2nd Apr

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Video: Kane – Hard Headed

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Kane takes it to the black and white, gritty streets of London for his newest visuals for “Hard Headed” featuring UK songstress Shanna Songbird.

“Hard Headed” is an anthem about grinding and getting what you want by putting in the hard work. Kane’s rising popularity shows that he means business. He is already being compared to a young Usher or Trey Songz according to SBTV.

17 year old Kane catapulted into the mainstream spotlight after his video “Dreams” became an overnight sm..

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1st Apr

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Video: Thunderbird Gerard – Live // Victory Part II

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Called the Kerouac of new Hip Hop, New York born producer and multi-instrumentalist Thunderbird Gerard has announced that he will be releasing his debut free “T.R.O.U.B.L.E EP” May 6th. A New Yorker by way of Berlin, Thunderbird Gerard has been cultivating his style for quite some time. His first single/video “Thunderbird” immediately lit fire last year and was named “Next Hype” from BBC’s Radio 1 famed DJ Zane Lowe and has since garnered over 300,000 youtube views.

Now comes the T...

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31st Mar

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Audio: Orange Hill ft. Lady Saw – Champion Bubbler

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Hot on the heels of her international success with the raunchy dancehall number one single ‘Heels On’ , no pun intended, here comes another related gem from dancehall icon and unofficial ‘Queen’ of the scene, Jamaica’s finest , Lady Saw. This time its in the shape of a recent production from the UK’s ElectroBashy dancehall pioneers ‘Orange Hill Productions’.

With an impending single featuring Mr.Lexx (Major Lazer etc.) and an as yet unrevealed icon of the UK rap scene, Orange Hill..

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31st Mar

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Download: Mr Flyboi – Black Balloons [Mixtape]

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Download: Mr Flyboi – Black Balloons [Mixtape]

The unique and insanely talented Mr FlyBoi Returns with his brand new mixtape Black Balloons. Following on from the success of The FlyTape Vol 1 released back in 2010 when he was just 16, his last release featured The King of UK Grime Wiley and urban supremos Roll Deep.

Since then FlyBoi has spent his time in the studio with his team ‘The Unsocialites’ while building a strong and supportive fan base as an artist. Performing with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Tyga, Chip, Tinchy Stryder, N-Dubz, F..

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30th Mar

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Video: Scrufizzer – Moments

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“Moments” is the new video from rising MC Scrufizzer. The visual comes courtsey of SBTV and sees the London youngster taking about his recent achievements such as touring with Kendrick Lamar.

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30th Mar

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Tinie Tempah Confirms New Album “Demonstration”

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Tinie Tempah has finally revealed the name and release date of his sophomore record. The MC said that the lead track from his new LP “Demonstration” will be dropping in May this year, followed by the full album release in September.

He told Metro: “My second album, ‘Demonstration’, is finished so I’ll be releasing that in September with the first single in May,”

“It’s three years since the last album, but it’s going to be worth the wait.”

It was recently confirme..

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30th Mar

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Video: Watch: TOKiMONSTA ft. MNDR – Go With It

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On “Go With It,” TOKiMONSTA unleashes a forward thinking production of rhythmic beats with strong melodies, supported with an uplifting vocal by MNDR. The Los Angeles-based songwriter/producer/beatmaker now celebrates the premiere of its accompanying video.

Filmed at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and other locations in Southern California, TOKiMONSTA collaborated with visual artists High5Collective who’ve who have recently created videos for Alexander Spit and Felix Da Housecat. Prominen..

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30th Mar

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Benga ft. Kano – Forefather [Benga's Having a Lovely Tim..

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As Benga prepares to unleash his new album Chapter II, he’s just dropped his own remix to the lead single featuring Kano, “Forefather.” Have a Lovely Time listening to this.

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30th Mar

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Video: Weekend Offender Category A SS13

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With likes of Jake Bugg, Liam Gallagher and Tom Hardy all being spotted wearing Weekend Offender, its safe to say the brand now has a pretty big-named following. For SS13, the brand have released the visual to their Category A collection. Featuring some top fabric knitwear, outerwear, shirts, polos and other geezer-like lines.

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30th Mar

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Video: Doemaker Dot ft Flash Musiq – Take Me

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25 year old London based artist Doemaker Dot presents his brand new single ‘Take Me’, featuring Flash Musiq.

Stating his influences as everyone from Lana Del Ray to Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Kings Of Leon, East London born and breed rapper Doemaker Dot is an artist looking to put his own unique imprint into music.

Growing up in Waltham Forest the events and situations that continuingly took place in his area gave him great inspiration to write his lyrics.

Dot now launches into 201..

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30th Mar

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Nicholas Deakins Familia Jacket

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Nicholas Deakins Familia Jacket

It may be nearly April but let’s face it, the weather hasn’t really got any better since winter. Which is why we are sharing with you this awesome Nicholas Deakins Familia Jacket, a collaborative project with The British Millerain Co. The British Millerain Co was established way back in 1880 and has since grown to become one of the world’s premier manufacturer of waxed cotton. So when The British Millerain teamed up with Nicholas Deakins, the finished piece was always going to be top class and th..

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29th Mar

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Video: 3D Printed Guns [Vice Motherboard Documentary]

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This VICE Motherboard documentary on US law student Cody R Wilson, who somehow “figured out how to print a semi-automatic rifle from the comfort of his own home”, is really intriguing.

Wilson recently pitched his ideas at SXSW and he’s now sharing the How To process online and encouraging others to join him in the creation of 3D printed guns.

This is a story about the rapid evolution of a technology that has forced the American legal system to play catch up. Cody Wilson, a 24 year old..

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29th Mar

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Mic Righteous On “Open Mic”, Ed Sheeran and Radio 1Xtr..

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Mic Righteous On “Open Mic”, Ed Sheeran and Radio 1Xtra’s Hot For 2013

“Ed [Sheeran] is the only guy in the country that has done it the smart way. There has never been an up/down, up/down with Ed, it has always been up like Adele. They are the only two people I can name that have really done what I am trying to do,” said Margate’s Rocky Takalobighashi of his ambitions in music. The MC, best known as Mic Righteous, rose through the underground scene and has since gone on to work with some of biggest UK artists out there – Naughty Boy, K Koke Cher Lloyd – not for..

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29th Mar

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Watch 17 Minutes of Battlefield 4 Gameplay

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A seventeen minute long trailer for Battlefield 4 has turned up on the web. It’s full of voice-overs, cinematic first-person “moments” like being helped to your feet, an emphasis on characters and some staged sequences, including an underwater section and some fancy indoor shooting.

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29th Mar

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Liam Bailey, Rachel Kerr & Josh Barry Play LoveDough L..

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Liam Bailey, Rachel Kerr & Josh Barry Play LoveDough London Tonight

FRIDAY 29TH MARCH

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This event is strictly 18+ and proof of ID will be required

Doors 7pm

LoveDough club nights are about delivering a show and with that an experience. This is accomplished through an acute attention to detail and identifying how to make a party different through the incorporation of a whole plethora of talent from street magicians to beatboxers. This combined with ..

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29th Mar

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District Roots SW13 Collection

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District Roots SW13 Collection

Independent UK streetwear brand District Roots have released their new collection for SW13. Following on from the success of previous campaigns and standing by their iconic “Being Proud of Your District and your Roots” strapline, the Manchester label’s new releases are of the simplistic  and bold typography type. Check out the full latest collection online at districtroots.com.

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29th Mar

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Video: Potent Whisper ft. Andrae Bentley – One Second Ch..

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London based recording artist Potent Whisper drops an exclusive audio leak of ‘One Second Chance’, feat Andrae Bentley and produced by Major Keys.

Ex brit school graduate Potent Whisper built solid momentum in 2012 with a string of single and music video releases, accompanied by features in international music publications. His previous single “The Boom Bap Bounce” ft. Rebel MC AKA Congo Natty and Nanci Correia (from the duo Nanci & Phoebe) received airplay from BBC Radio 1, clocked u..

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29th Mar

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Our Boris

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Our Boris

In Salman Rushdie’s autobiography last year he mentions the trials of being a columnist, the search to find things to be opinionated about each week (for some even more). It can lead you on ambling searches, clicking from link to link.

Alternatively, something can happen that immediately forms paragraphs in your head and the Boris Johnson documentary was fantastic for that. The BBC have done well, especially since their factual services were put down somewhat after the Saville-Newsnight issue.<..

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29th Mar

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NikeAir Windrunner TR

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NikeAir Windrunner TR

Originally released 25 years ago, Nike has re-released the amazing Nike Air Windrunner TR silhouette in brand new two colourways, blue and grey. Crafted from a hyper blue mesh and nubuck, these Nike Air Windrunner TR’s are really something else. Available now from JD Sports.

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28th Mar

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Converse Chuck Footwear Tee

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Converse Chuck Footwear Tee

Exclusive to JD Sports is this cool new tee from Converse. Coming in varsity grey colourway and featuring a crew neck with all the whole legendary Converse Chuck Taylor trainers printed on the front, this t-shirt is perfect for the SS13 season. Available now from JD Sports.

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28th Mar

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Odd Jobs And Where To Find Them

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Odd Jobs And Where To Find Them

Graduation day, the beginning of the rest of your life, great job prospects, loads of cash, not having to move in with your parents, and then you wake up from that blissful dream and realise the real world has come knocking. The truth is (although this is extremely clichéd) that the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary (oh yeah, I went there), we all have to start somewhere, and unfortunately for the majority of us, that’s back at the bottom.

Starting from the bottom isn�..

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28th Mar

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Nerds & Millionaires Snapbacks

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Nerds & Millionaires Snapbacks

Nerds & Millionaires came to our attention last month when they launched their debut collection, featuring sweaters, tees and snapbacks. We love the simplicity but cool look of their branding, and this is again on full show on their new snapback designs that are out in April. For more information visit nerdsandmillionaires.com.

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28th Mar

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The Quiet Life Cosmos 5 Panel Cap

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The Quiet Life Cosmos 5 Panel Cap

5 panels, along with snapbacks, have become the must have headwear accessory of late. The Quiet Life are to thank for this growing trend and they lead the market with items such as the Cosmos 5 panel. Available now from Togs + Clogs.

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28th Mar

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Trailer: All Things To All Men

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All Things To All Men Trailer

From the producer of Kidulthood and Adulthood comes this British crime thriller featuring Gabriel Byrne, Leo Gregorya and MC Harvey. Watch the trailer for “All Things To All Men” above and look out for it on a screen near you on April 5.

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28th Mar

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Interview: Bobii Lewis

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Interview: Bobii Lewis

When British people think about a down-to-earth musician with ginger hair, they’ll be thinking of Ed Sheeran. However, that could all be about to change. When we were offered the chance to interview rising East London singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, basically just a talented musician, we jumped at the chance.

If you’re not quite sure who Bobii Lewis is, he’s an R&B singer that does a bit of rapping too, but not like former N-Dubz member Dappy, who calls himself an ‘MSinger’ �..

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28th Mar

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Video: Joel Compass – Back To Me

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Joel Compass has a brand new video for his debut track ‘Back To Me’, safe to say that it’s a bit of a weird one – showing a father and son in some kind of heist that results in the father being shot and then ending up in the hands of a scary witch-type lady with mad eyes.

Joel is 19 years old and comes from Brixton. He has a debut EP coming out around June time on Black Butter Records. He’s already drawing favourable comparisons to the likes of The Weeknd, Frank Ocean and Jamie Woon (am..

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28th Mar

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Universal Works Town Jacket

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Universal Works Town Jacket

With his CV boasting time spent at the likes of Paul Smith and Maharishi, Universal Work’s David Keyte certainly knows about British heritage. The Town jacket is a demonstration of Keyte’s eye for a simple, but brilliant piece. The navy deconstructed lightweight blazer, which features four front pockets and button cuff detail, should be finished off with the Universal Works Paisley tee as shown below. Both are available from Togs + Clogs.

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28th Mar

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Watch Dog Says Child Porn Is Top Web Concern

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A worrying watchdog report has revealed that child porn is the number one concern among adults when considering a range of online content.

A survey by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) – which was set up in 1996 as a UK hotline to report criminal content online – discovered that 4% of men and 2%of women have come into contact with images of child abuse whilst browsing the web. And to make the worrying even worse, the survey showed around 40% of people in the UK wouldn’t know how..

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27th Mar

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Meet The Brand: Prang Out

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Meet The Brand: Prang Out

Prang Out is a new streetwear brand from London. They create and produce limited edition clothing and artwork that you aren’t likely to see anywhere else. We caught up with them to find out more.

Tell us who’s behind Prang Out?

There are two of us that run the business, though we both go by the pseudonym Dr. Prang, our real names aren’t important. Our backgrounds are both artistic in different ways. One half specialises in traditional art while the other half focuses on digital design..

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27th Mar

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