As winter approaches here in the UK the aut/win clothing ranges start to arrive and one of the first with their split delivery meaning clothing suitable for the UK’s autumn weather is King Apparel.
King Apparel are one of the UKs foremost premium streetwear brands remaining resolute as ever; to develop and grow a clothing brand independently, run by those who live and breath the culture; to create cutting edge design; to deliver impeccable quality and to retain the utmost integrity at every point. Keeping things exclusive with a maximum of 300 pieces or less produced in each garment and a no re-runs or repeats philosophy to retain exclusivity.
With that King Apparel have covered many bases this season with a pricepoint denim coming in at under £55 the Athelstan is set to sell out instantly. Made with the same care and quality of all King garments the Athelstan is setting a new standard, matt black King buttons on the fly, leather K logo patch on the right rear pocket and tan embroidered triple stitch on the rear pockets, these bad boys have been manufactured to perform and sell.
Along with denim King have produced some custom, cut and sew crew neck sweat shirts in classic colour combinations and killer designs, The Prestige with the King lion head logo sells out every season and this year comes in the new exclusive colour Baby Blue. That is supported by what will become classic designs Reign Supreme no fifty shades of grey here just athletic grey with a yellow print and the new East London Kings in Navy with blue print or bad boy black and orange, if you know your culture you will get these designs.
Enough of the classics I said King had covered all the bases and here’s my key piece and whilst others in the streetwear business are playing safe King drop the Duck Camo Rain Mac, BOOM!!!! I love this piece and will be rocking mine any day. King started from scratch and designed the camo and had the fabric produced before they perfected this jacket. I know King Apparel and I have one of their jackets that I wear everyday in the cold morning walking my dogs, it performs and I know the Duck Camo RainMac will too and not only that it looks very, very, VERY cool, sorry did I repeat myself there 😉
Of course you can get all these pieces plus more from King Apparel and all your other favourite urban streetwear brands from sturbanclothing.com the only place to shop online since 1999 and still keeping it UK and independent all the way.
Search for Kulez on You Tube and it will soon become apparent that the Zimbabwean born emcee has already packed in so many punchlines and metaphoric imagery that you wonder how he sustained the intensity for over 100 battles.
Looking forward we are set for a debut solo album for 2011. You won’t hear the eerie baritone hollers of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, but the dubstep and d’n’b influence with a hint of grime and a whole load of hip hop lyricism. At 20 years old, still unsigned, no managers, no booking agents or lawyers the kid is fully independent.
Here we have an exclusive mix for Sturban Clothing mixing styles from all genre’s of UK and the odd US urban music artist, and like the Sturban site and clothing brands this mix is raw, earthy, underground and untamed, it’s of the street and for the street – original since the day we dared be different.
If anybody reading fancies doing a podcast it’s one hour min in mp3 format and supply us with a tracklisting, simple as that we aint exclusive we are happy that if you have a band are a producer, dj or just like music then wack some tracks together and entertain us we wont make fun, we not unless you slip in some S Club 7 tracks. we can supply drops so hit me up glyn[at]sturbanclothing.com.
Sublime – Smoke Two Joints
Common – Sweet
Pusha T – Peso Freestyle
Ghetts ft Nelly Furtado – Standing There
Future – Tony Montana
Lady Leshurr – LEGO
Illwill – Verse 6 ft Teckzilla, Mr.Raw, 12gage, M-Trill, Rap6, Boogey
T-Pain – 5 O’Clock ft Wiz Khalifa Lily Allen
Styles P – Harsh ft Busta Rhymes Rick Ross
16bit – Le Hanwell Hustle
Oh My Vs OG 39Z – Run This Town Dream remix
Emeli Sande – Daddy ft Naughty Boy
Giggs ft Kano – Dem Man
Jack Flash – Four Letter F Word
Joker – The Vision ft. Freddie Gibbs & Jessie Ware
Lowkey – Dreamers ft Mai Khalil
Professor Green Ft Fink – Spinning Out
Kano ft Ghetts – House Of Pain
Prime ft The Weeknd – House Of Balloons
Immortal Technique Ft. Joell Ortiz, CF, and Pumpkinhead – Young Lords
Sturban Clothing has teamed up with Midlands’s rapper and emcee Deeze for this eighteen track exclusive podcast mix. Deeze (aka Big Dutty Deeze) has been making waves since he started releasing music last September. Deeze is now an officially Sturban Clothing sponsored artist so this really is something we need to listen to and support! In the short period Deeze has been recording he has released three free download mixtapes and a digitally released EP with producer Tricksta for Wolftown Recordings. The video for the track ‘Big Tingz’ from the EP has now had 12,000 views on You Tube and led to Deeze also making an appearance on Tricksta’s single and video ‘Out Of Darkness’ which has had 20,000 views on You Tube. Deeze has also featured on various mixtapes hosted by the likes of Sway, Red Cafe, Papoose, Sheek Louch and many other currently unreleased projects including albums from Stealf, Tricksta and Juttla. The mix features eighteen tracks that really show the diversity of this talented song-writer and performer. Here we get freestyles and original tracks, as well as some guest appearances from some talented singers. Producers on the podcast include UK heavy hitters and Sturban Clothing sponsored artists Tricksta and Juttla, as well as Stealf, Jabba Tha Kut, DLS and Rediculus. We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we do!!!
Rep The Truth
Righteous Way (produced by Tricksta)
I’m That (produced by Jabba Tha Kut)
My Business Card (produced by Stealf)
Back In The Saddle
Alon (DLS remix)
Now That I’m Not There ft Ed Davies
Missing You ft Never 2 Late
When The Violence Starts
I Need A Girl ft Early B
Fathers 4 Justice
I Aint Trying To Say (produced by Tricksta)
Everyone’s favourite mixtape DJ is back! That’s right Wolverhampton City’s TRICKSTA is back with his fourth volume of the well-respected UK Hip-Hop mixtape series “The Digital Revolution” under his long running UK Runnings imprint. Ever since UK Runnings began back in 2001 it has supported UK music to the fullest, and now it’s eighth year nothing has changed! Volume Four is hosted by London rapper Big Cakes and features a bunch of exclusives and tracks from some of the scenes biggest names such as TBear, Scorzayzee, Iron Bryadz, LATE, Manny Moscow, Big Ben, Supar Novar, Kyza and many more! Not only does Tricksta turn out a superb selection but he also produces three tracks! Make sure you download this and listen to the cream of the UK.
You can now play radio of your choice directly from the Sturban Toolbar and we have included link so you can play the back catalogue of Sturban Podcasts using this Radio Player so no more more mess and waiting just listen direct. Toolbar Download it’s a secure download, free from all viruses and comes with an uninstaller in case you stop loving us or just plain dont like it.
01 – BIG CAKES – INTRO
02 – BIG CAKES FEAT COCTONE – ITS ALL CAKE (PROD BY TRICKSTA)
03 – TBEAR – BILLS TOO PAY
04 – SKANDAL – MATRIX RELOADED
05 – MANNY MOSCOW FEAT BIG CAKES – HIDE & SEEK (PROD BY TRICKSTA)
06 – IRON BRYADZ – BIGGEST VICTIM
07 – LATE – FRIENDS
08 – SUPAR NOVAR – THE WAY WERE LIVING
09 – BIG CAKES – DONT TAKE THE MICK
10 – 10SHOTT – GHOST TOWN
11 – KYZA – GO IN
12 – RELOAD – FEEL THE HUNGER (PROD BY TRICKSTA)
13 – DEADLY – DEADLY FOR MUSIC
14 – CRIME FEAT KILBILL & RENEGADE (GTS MOB) – ITS RECESSION
15 – MR DRASTICK – NOTHING TO LOSE
16 – BIG CAKES FEAT CYCLONIOUS – KEEP RUNNIN
17 – FATHOMLESS1 – THE REASON
18 – BIG BEN – BRAPP (FINSBURY PARK ECLIPSE REMIX)
19 – SCORZAYZEE – THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT
20 – BIG CAKES – OUTRO
Digital Revolution 4 hosted by Big Cakes (SPONSORED BY STURBAN CLOTHING)
I love the rants from G @ Sturban Clothing he’s such a funny and passionate guy.
Once again the internet and internet clothing retail seems to be getting bad press and it’s not some small fly by night company it’s a company with over 500 retail high street outlets that was established in 1964. So what all the fuss well apparently a number of companies are not taking payments for item not just online, when you go to pay they are setting you up with an account and instead of buying a £50 jacket you are ending up with a jacket but an account and a credit limit of £500. What’s wrong with that well nothing if you know about it, are informed and about it and were given a decision to make but this is not the case. So who’s the number one named company? None less than UK based fashion retail outlet Next, shame on you Next. It’s not only next but also some insurance companies and other, when approached next said words to the effect that they will be changing their payment process but it will be early 2010, come on Next it’s a 2 hour job and you have the resources.
The thing that gets me is when I shop online I want the price I see to be the price I pay, I don’t want shipping added, I don’t want to be browsing a general public retail then be told they need to add VAT, if you sell to the general public in an EU member state you have to charge VAT so why remove it? I’ll tell you why to make prices look cheaper than your competitors. Personally I refuse to fly Ryanair because I was booking a flight with them and they wanted to charge me a transaction fee OK common on flight tickets but this was not a transaction fee it was an extra charge not £5 per transaction but £5 per flight so 2 people return flights that’s £20. whilst I’m ranting I remember another time an airline tried to charge me a fee to book a seat, it’s OK I’m happy to be allocated on arrival sorry you cant, Ok in that case I’ll stand (which I know is illegal) sorry you cant OK so I have to pay this extra charge so why didn’t you add it on the ticket price? To make you look cheaper than your competitors.
Genius I have an idea I’m going to reduce all products on site £1, then charge £10 postage and packing, £10 transaction fee, best add 15% VAT, and maybe a fee for actually making the garment. Yeah ridiculous init? So why do YOU put up with it.
This podcast is take form a cd we sponsored, Tricksta is back with another volume of his new download mixtape series ‘The Digital Revolution’ this time hosted by the lyrical talent that is M9 from the Triple Darkness camp. Featuring exclusives, hard to obtain tracks and freestyles, this mix is something that is going to wet the appetite of most homegrown Hip-Hop fans. M9 has been making a name for himself ever since he dropped his brilliant debut album ‘144,000’ which featured production from Jon Phonics, Chemo and Beat Butcha, as well as collaborations with Jehst and Bronze Nazereth from Wu Tang. Featuring tracks from M9 and London emcees such as Iron Braydz, Stylah, Skandal, Kyza, Grit Grammar, Joker Starr, Manny Moscow, Smiler, Big Cakes, Logic and OC Jigga, we also get tracks from Bristol’s Streetz and Dynamite MC, as well as Midlands rappers LATE, Big V, Sonny Jim and 10Shott.
UK RUNNINGS Presents THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION ‘VOLUME TWO – HOSTED BY M9
01 – M9 – Intro
02 – M9 – Lost Children (Animal Instinct)
03 – Iron Braydz – Hang
04 – Stylah – Scarface
05 – Skandal – Buckets Of Tears
06 – Kyza Smirnoff – 2 Nang
07 – M9 Feat Exodus – Ghost Spell
08 – Grit Grammar – Digital Exclusive
09 – Joker Star Feat Dark Angel – Bring The Arms
10 – Manny Moscow – Get To Know
11 – LATE – UK H.U.S.T.L.E.R
12 – Smiler – I Get It In
13 – Sonnyjim – On All Cylinders
14 – Dynamite – Mill aka 5 Mill
15 – 10Shott – Comic Book Thug
16 – Streetz – Hmmmm…. (Prod by Tricksta)
17 – Big V – Smile
18 – Haka Presents Big Cakes, Logic & Kalldean – All Luv
19 – OC Jigga – Ride Til Infinity (Prod by Beat Thief)
20 – M9 – Outro
Sturban Clothing M9 Podcast