Mexican Pointy Boots!

Posted in fashion on April 7, 2011 by lili


Virtual Synthesizer Museum

Posted in Uncategorized on December 18, 2010 by eddie

Wanna know what those old synths and drum machines sound like before you plonk down your hard paypal dollars on ebay?

Play the virtual instruments here!

Dance Britannia!

Posted in Dance, Music on November 27, 2010 by lili

I love the BBC’s Britannia series! And this series on dance styles is a lot of fun. Thank you, YouTubers!

Part 1: Acid House (not my thing, personally)

Part 2a: The 1960’s… Ballroom dancing as a sport

Part 2b: 1960’s…West Indian influences, Jamaican Ska

Part 2c: Soul…Embracing American black music culture and dance style…

Part 3a: Dancehall sceneAfrican influences (bring on the pelvis)

1980’s Hip hop influences (breakdancing etc)

Sound System Reference Page!

Posted in Gadgets, Music on November 16, 2010 by eddie

Great reference resource page going back to the 1950’s –

Found on YouTube

Posted in Art/Style on October 15, 2010 by lili

I found these very cute graphics on koNdE60’s YouTube channel.

Does anyone know who the artists are? I can’t identify the signatures…

Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive

Posted in Art/Style, Books, fashion, hybrid culture on September 21, 2010 by lili are the publishers of Ted Polhemus’ new Street Style book. ( Signed Copies of Streetstyle Book by Ted Polhemus | PYMCA Shop.) They are also an online archive of youth subculture photo collections and essays.

The Cultural Research section comprises Images, Essays, Papers, Video and links to youth culture content which is available to subscribed members for research purposes.

PYMCA has spent several years building this new collection and has teamed up with leading cultural commentators and organisations to bring you detailed accounts and analysis of youth subcultures, music and movements around the World.

What a tease. Alas, I don’t think I can afford the 25 quid a month subscription to have full access to all this eye-candy…


Posted in Dance, Music on August 31, 2010 by lili

Via Wikipedia:

Tecktonik (TCK), also called Milky Way or Electro Dance, is a frenetic and quirky form of street dance which is typically performed to electro houseDisco, Vogue, Waacking, Hip-Hop and Freehand Glowsticking. It started in the 2000s and originated from the southern suburbs of Paris, France, mainly from the Metropolis nightclubs[1][2] and has grown around the world. Fast-paced techno and electro house music imported from Northern Europe is the usual choice for Tecktonik dancing.[3] music.

Related links:

Tecktonik Tutorials

Drum & Bass dance

Posted in Dance, Music on August 31, 2010 by lili

Streetstyle book reissued!

Posted in Books, fashion, hybrid culture on August 31, 2010 by lili

Retro To Go: Streetstyle book by Ted Polhemus reissued

I can’t wait to see the extra 100 pages.

I have the original Streetstyle. Some pages HERE.

King Rat, Drum & Bass.

Posted in Books, Music on August 31, 2010 by lili

King Rat on

Rarely does a book make me want to TURN UP the music while I read.

China Mieville’s King Rat is an urban fantasy set in a gritty London of dirty alleys, sewers, warehouses, rats, birds, spiders and a scary Pied Piper villain. The book  reads like a homage to the culture of 1990’s Drum ‘n Bass and for the human characters, Jungle/DnB is a religion and way of life.  Interestingly,  most criticisms of King Rat dismiss the music-subculture stuff as trite or contrived when this is the part that I found most fascinating. (example: Here’s a bad review)

Here’s another review.

I want to hear Windy City.

For now:

Related links:

The Amen Break

YouTube Documentary: A London Somet’ing Dis (1993) – 3 parts. Here’s Part 1:

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