Showing posts from January, 2014

Going Out - Optimo "Dark Was The Night" Release Party At The Sub Club

To celebrate the release of Optimo's great new "Dark Was The Night" mix album the duo are returning to the Sub Club tonight (Friday 31st Jan) for their first residency date of 2014. Though Jonnie Wilkes and Keith McIvor have done scores of commercial and free mixes down the years, Dark Was The Night rivals any of their previous selections in terms of diversity. Across 21 tracks, the techno of Terrence Dixon and Silent Servant mingles with Scottish '70s punk band The Freeze, New York minimal wavers Jeff & Jayne Hudson, Kode9 & Space Ape's new-school dub and experimental cuts from the likes of Nurse With Wound, Hieroglyphic Being and Carter Tutti. The title of the mix is a nod to Blind Willie Johnson, whose song "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground" was one of the 27 pieces of music taken on the Voyager space flight in 1977 (known collectively as the Voyager Golden Records). Despite this, Johnson died penniless of malaria

Carhartt - Essentials Bag -Camo Isle/Metro Blue

Carhatt 's long popular Essentials bag gets a new colour makeover in the brands new Camo Isle/Metro Blue for 2014. A versatile bag designed to protect and organise your essential items. As well as the generous main compartment there is also two outer pockets, one with flap closure and the other with a side entry zip. Finished with an adjustable strap and the brand's square label patch. You can check out some pics below.  Keep your eyes peeled for more great additions to the Carhartt range for 2014, with some amazing pieces dropping in the next few weeks at Fat Buddha Store .

Adidas ZX 500 OG - Ice Grey/Legend Ink

The Adidas ZX 500 OG needs no introduction. First introduced in 1983, it launched Adidas into the technical running shoe market and has enjoyed huge success for 25 years since. This archive Ice Grey/Legend Ink colourway makes a welcome return, perfectly showcasing the brands classic silhouette. A mixture of premium suede, nylon and nylon mesh, sat on a two tone EVA midsole in light grey and white. Other features include leather three stripe branding to the side. You can check out some picks below. The Adidas ZX 500 OG is available instore and online now at Fat Buddha Store. Be quick and doen't sleep on this great reissue, as it won't be around for long!

Going Out - Dixon Avenue Basement Jams at The Sub Club

One of our favourite labels and one of the best labels around right now has to be Dixon Avenue Basement Jams. It's great to see the guy's behind it Kenny and Dan take to Subculture at Glasgow's Sub Club tomorrow night (Saturday 25th Jan) for what looks set to be an outstanding night of music. Based out of Glasgow, the motto for the labels is “real rockin’ raw shit from the street for the clubs”, and it sums up the imprint to date perfectly. Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, quite frankly, release weird, non standard machine music that spits and splurts, blurts and bleats all kinds of alien patterns, hooks and melodies into your ears and has done with every single one of its EP's so far. Despite belying any one easy genre classification, never is the music too weird, alien or off the wall to not be hugely likeable – there is often a moment of serene synth calm, a catchy vocal clip or soulful detroit reflection hidden within the rawness of EPs from Marquis Ha

Nike SB Janoski Max & Nike Eric Koston 2 Max

Nike SB raise the game with the release of the brands Janoski Max and Eric Koston 2 Max, with both models being eagerly awaited, these shoes are set to be massive. The Nike Janoski Max combines the best parts of Nike’s bestselling skateboarding shoe with some more technical/running inspired elements from their illustrious Nike Air Max catalogue. Breathable mesh, Max Air cushioning and Free flexibility are all added to this new take on the Janoski. The shoe features a lightweight Phylon midsole, EVA foam sockliner, flex grooves on the outsole for motion range, and comes in a one piece constructed upper. You can check out some pics below of the Light Crimson model above and also the Midnight Navy colour option. The brands other signature model the Eric Koston also gets the same treatement, resulting in the Nike Eric Koston 2 Max.  Based on the previous Nike SB Eric Koston signature model, Nike has added a hybrid Air Max/Free outer sole to the sneaker and given it a s

Book Sale at Fat Buddha Store

We have a massive book sale on now at Fat Buddha Store with 25% of all titles. We have books from publishers such as Taschen, Thames & Hudson, Lawrence King and many many more. We have books covering Art, Fashion, Graffiti, Architecture, Graphic Design, Photography and everything in between, so get down quick to grab yourself a bargain. Some titles we have on sale are shown below.  

Going Out - Million Dollar Disco at The Berkeley Suite

Million Dollar Disco return to Glasgow this Saturday night (18th January) almost a year to the day since their last party there. To say they're excited is a bit of an understatement, anyone who was there last January is sure to understand why. All this in the intimate surrounding of one of Glasgow's best club spaces, The Berkeley Suite. Al Kent was born in Scotland. His father was an avid record collector and had a cabinet full of them. And Whisky. Everything from Abba and Elvis to the Glitter Band and Buddy Holly was in there. What a load of shit they were. 
In 1976 Al ran away from home to live in New York. Here, at the age of 8 he started attending the Loft and hanging out with Nicky Siano and a whole bunch of cool New York DJs with Italian names. In 1978 he was arrested for possession of PCP while guesting at Better Days with Tee Scott and deported back to Glasgow, where his dad was now getting into a bit more David Essex. He was shit too. 
So Al opened.

Mega Yacht 'Guilty' Designed By Jeff Koons

If your ever thinking of sailing the high sea's, and had the money to do it in style, then this new mega yacht designed by Italian yacht designer Ivana Porfiri and Jeff Koons looks just the way to do it. Greek Cypriot industrialist and art collector Dakis Joannou recently commissioned the yacht. A floating piece of art, 'Guilty' measures in at 115 feet long and ranks as Koons’ largest project to date. Inspired by British naval camouflage from World War I, the yacht’s exterior features bold geometric designs that include alternating yellow rhombuses, pink triangles and blue polygons. The yacht’s interior walls and ceilings are all white, with extremely large windows to maximize natural lighting. Highlighting the space, a central staircase turns from pinkish violet to galactic blue and finally warm yellow. The main cabin encompasses the top deck, with 180-degree views and the word “Feelings” hanging in neon lights above the bed, the master bedroom als

Carhartt Bowie Shirt

Nice to see January get off to a good start with deliveries arriving from one of our favourite brands, Carhartt. With a great collection lined up for 2014, we look forward to seeing a lot more arriving in store. The brands new L/S Bowie Shirt is a great addition to the range. The shirt is made from 100% Cotton and features a custom allover print, woven branded tab, chest pocket detail and button up front. You can check out some pics below. The L/S Bowie shirt is the first of many great new products to arrive in store for 2014, so keep your eyes peeled!