Saturday, October 31, 2009

EMPIRE STATE OF MIND

New video from Jay-Z's latest single featuring Alicia Keys "Empire State of Mind". This is going to be a really big song for the last part of 09, much much better than the first single with Kanye & Rihanna. The video is good but we feel it could have been something really special, would have been nice to see Jay-Z's view on New York rather than the predictable images of NY. Apart from that the black & white is great! Let us know what you think???

Friday, October 30, 2009

SPADER NEWS

Coming soon......

NEW SUMMER RANGE


NEW WEBSITE

NEW SUMMER THEME SONG

NEW VIDEOS


And so so so much more! Get ready for a big summer Spaders!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

PATRICK MILLS NBA UPDATE



You will be pleased to know that local Canberra Spader, Patrick Mills played his first NBA game last night against the Houston Rockets!! Well he technically didn't get on the court but we know Patty will tear the NBA up in the coming months. He is just holding out for the new Spader summer gear right?? If you haven't heard, Patty Mills made the roster for the Portland Trailblazers after coming off surgery in July. We will be giving you regular updates on Patty throughout his time in the NBA so stay tuned!!

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

SPADER IN NEW NZ VIDEO

New Zealand artist Tyson Tyler just released his single and video for "Braggin Rights" Featuring our boy Pieter T who rocked his black Spader hoodie all through the video. Screen shots below.

# Purchase the hoodie that Pieter T is wearing here:






Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2AM CLUB ON TOUR

For all those 2AM Club fans out there, the guys are currently on a US tour and will be giving us an exclusive blog shortly with all the updates, stories and footage so far. Until then, here is a video from a recent performance in New York.



2AM CLUB

Monday, October 26, 2009

PHOTO OF THE WEEK



Summer is on the brain here at Spader so we decided to jet over to Hawaii for the photo of the week and surf some of the biggest waves in the world. Can you imagine riding this thing????
Craaaaaaaaazy!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

KID CUDI



Kid Cudi was just announced as one of the headliners for the Good Vibrations festival during February 2010 and we are super excited about this! He is someone that gets a lot of love on the Spader stereo system especially his latest album "Man on the moon, The End of day" which you all got to check out. Our personal favouites are "Simple as", "Cudi Zone" & "Hyyerr". If you need any convincing check out Cudi's verse on this live performance with Bryan Greenberg. Fire.



KID CUDI

Friday, October 23, 2009

SUMMER RANGE 2009/2010



A lot of you have been emailing, calling, twittering, facebooking, myspacing us asking about the new summer range and the release dates for the gear, trust us it's going to be worth the wait!! We will be letting you all know official dates shortly when our launch will be happening and when the gear can be purchased online. Once again thanks for your patience and support, we are super duper excited about this Aussie summer!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

HAND OF GOD

The most controversial goal in soccer history, Maradona gives us the "Hand of God".

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

DJ PERPLEX TOP 5 SPADER TRACKS



DJ PERPLEX TOP 5 SPADER JAMS

1. DJ Fast Eddie - Yo Yo Get Funky (Tim Healey & Deekline Remix)

2. Kid Cudi - Make Her Say feat. Kanye West & Common (Nadastrom 88 Dub)

3. Udachi & Jubilee - Paypur

4. The Nextmen - Stay At Home

5. Rye Rye - Bang feat. M.I.A (DJ Perplex remix)



'Digital Killed The Vinyl Star' Vol.2

The second installment in the DKTVS series see’s Perplex deliver further into Bassline and Wobble House territory. With plenty of exclusive mash ups and a ton of edits, this mix is perfect for getting you hyped before a big night out. DJ Perplex sets it off with a bang on this one!

DOWNLOAD PERPLEX'S NEW MIXTAPE HERE

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MEL D. COLE OF VILLAGESLUM.COM

A few days ago we came across New York based photographer Mel D. Cole who caught our attention with his rich black & white photos focusing on concerts, celebrities, nightclubs, exclusive parties and street shots. It's always interesting seeing what celebs get up too "behind the scenes" and Mel.D Cole has captured some really special moments of numerous big names in his work. Slide over to his website (link below) to view more of his collection.


Rev Run & Diddy

What did you dream of being when you were a kid?
A bunch of s#@%. A G.I Joe, Fireman, Football player, garbage man, bus driver, DJ, record store owner among others.

What are you doing now in your life?
I am a photographer based in the NYC/Jersey City, NJ U.S.A area.


Questlove

What has been the best advice given to you to about surviving in the entertainment industry?
Hmmmm. Not really advice but I asked Questlove of The Roots why he doesn't take photos anymore and he told me he wants people (celebs) to look at him as a peer and not a fan. I deal with this issue everyday when I'm shooting celebs. I am not your average photog, I look at celeb as well...local so far but I can see that things will get bigger and I want everyone to look at me as a peer and not JUST that dude who takes pics. When poeple hear that f@#% what’s his name?? The dude that shoots everyone....ummm ummm got it...Terry Richardson. So yeah when cats hear he is coming back stage they look at him as a peer right of the bat. I want that! You get way more access with that pass. Why? because you are one of them.

Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?
Good question. Complex magazine? hahah JK On some real s#@%, before I knew what was up I use to read that and say to myself ...self where the f@#% do you get them THAT s#@% from? Now...not only do I know where to get it, but I know who is making what I wanna get. Shout out to 10 Deep, Leroy Jenkins, Reason, King Stampede and all the folks that send me s#@%. Ok to answer your question. I really don't know where i get my fashion inspiration from. I guess the streets and from friends.


Yokohma, Baystars Baseball game in Japan

Describe your style to us?
Part vintage, skate, rocker, street, hood, and preppy but not that often. I stay on my not giving a f@#%, while giving a f@#%, type style.

Describe your outfit when you go out?
Most times I will have on a pair of dunks or lately I have been rocking these smelly ass vans. Right now I am loving my grey Levi skinny jeans. And I will have on a tee. Last summer I rocked a ton of white v neck joints. But I also rock out graphic tees from the brands I mentioned above.


Necro Butcher

What item of clothing would you like to see brought back?
All the s#%@ I grew up loving and never had is back like triple fat goose and shell toes (which never really left) Hmmmm I guess, ummm ummmm nothing. Bring back Hockey Jerseys f@#% it! Where is Bo$? Didn't she rock them in her vid back in the day?

Who is a person that has been an inspiration to you?
As far as my work goes, right now I would have to say Ricky Powell, Questlove and Rich Mednia. Those 3 dudes have been super fans of me and my work. There's nothing like getting a co-sign from people that are both heroes to you and peers.


Kid Cudi

Who is the ultimate Spader to you?
This has to be Questlove. Dude has opened the doors for me like none other! There would be no Mel at Diddy's White Party. There wouldn't be a bunch of s@#% going on right now. Dude believes me in so much. I just don't want to disappoint him. I want to work as hard as I can to own this s@#% that I do. I want to be the best! So, I am going to take this moment and again say thank you to Questlove.

Mel


Mel D. Cole


Diddy & Mos Def


Rev Al Sharpton, Rich Medina, Va$htie and Q-Tip

MEL D. COLE OF VILLAGESLUM.COM

Monday, October 19, 2009

STICKY TAPE

We featured some of Mark Jenkins work back in January but still find it amazing what he does with sticky tape. Below are some more images of his street installations, got to love his sense of humor!









Sunday, October 18, 2009

PHOTO OF THE WEEK



Photo of the week goes to Hollywood. (click on image to enlarge).
The place where dreams are made or shattered. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere right?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

BRAZILIAN LOVE

Brazil seems to capture everyone's hearts after they spend time in this truly beautiful country which is exactly what happened to us when we recently visited Rio. So it was no surprise when reading about fashion photographer Mario Testino and his love for Rio De Janerio. If you haven't seen many images of Rio then we are sure some of Mario's below pics will ensure you get that plane ticket over there asap. If you would like to see more of Mario's work he just released a new book which can be found on his website on the below link.



Mario Testino
is one of the world's most successful fashion and portrait photographers, whose images are noted for their freshness and intimacy. Peruvian by birth, Testino has been fascinated by Rio de Janeiro since his earliest summer vacations. "When I was 14, on holiday, and going from my house to the beach and seeing everyone walk everywhere in their tiny bathing suits—the girls and boys were so sexy and carefree and wild—I just could not believe it." This easy sensuality, sexual freedom and lust for life left a deep impression;



Testino has been going back ever since, for work and fun, passion and inspiration. Featuring candid shots of exquisite cariocas baring nubile flesh, including supermodel Gisele B√ľndchen, MARIO DE JANEIRO Testino captures the essence of this incomparably seductive city and its sultry citizens. From its breathtaking sunset panoramas, to the throbbing chaos of its world-famous carnival, this is Testino's love poem to the Brazilian metropolis that captured his teenage heart, and never let go.







MARIO TESTINO

Friday, October 16, 2009

GEORGE INGHAM



In 1982 George Ingham came to Australia to establish the wood workshop at the Canberra School of Art. In the twenty years George was head of workshop he produced a body of work that has made a significant contribution to contemporary furniture design. If your in Canberra we highly recommend checking this exhibition out, it will make you look at wood work in a completely different way!

This exhibition runs in parallel with the Chairs of the Alumni, celebrating work by graduates from the school.

Building 105, Ellery Crescent, Acton aka School of Art, ANU

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Friday 10.30am – 5pm
Saturday Noon – 5pm. Closed Public Holidays




GEORGE INGHAM

Thursday, October 15, 2009

DUCK SAUCE

This is the brand new video from 'Armand Van Helden & A-TRAK who have come together to bring us: Duck Sauce - "Anyway'. This is a great track, highly recommended for all Spaders.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

WEBSITE UPDATES

If you followed our time in LA you will remember Californian actor Cordele Taylor who modeled for us in 2 photo shoots. We have finally added him to the Spader website and would like to welcome him to the family. We have sold out of numerous sizes in guys hoodies and have limited stock for ladies, so get in quick if your on the other side of the world going into winter. Good news re our new summer gear is that it will be arriving November, hold tight it's going to be worth the wait!!





SPADER WEBSITE

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

NEW D.WILLZ VIDEO

D.Willz's sent over his new video today "Cash My Check" and we have to say it's looking really good. Young Murph was representing for Spader in the video wearing his Melon "Larger Than Life" tee. The video will be on MTV + online soon!

# To purchase the tee which Young Murph is wearing click here





D.WILLZ

Monday, October 12, 2009

DJ HAVANA BROWN IN SPADER

DJ Havana Brown was adding the final touches to her latest CD "Crave Vol 3" (due out October 30) while looking super sexy in her grey Spader hoodie! Click on the link below to view Havana Brown TV that shows her videos with with the likes of N.E.R.D, Britney Spears and more!

# Purchase the hoodie that DJ Havana Brown is wearing here




DJ HAVANA BROWN

Sunday, October 11, 2009

NEW SPADER VIDEO!

The Australian Poetry Slam Champion Omar Musa gave Spader Clothing an exclusive performance before he went on tour to Asia. ENJOY!

# Purchase the "black on black" hoodie that Omar Musa is wearing here





OMAR MUSA

Saturday, October 10, 2009

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

The photo(s) of the week goes to Snoop Dogg down at Venice Beach in LA, 2006. We were attending a weekend of events from "The Mid Summer Nights Dream" where a bunch of celebrities were going head to head in a game of Basketball. Other well known names playing were The Game, Ray J, Usher, Jessica Alba, Barion Davis, Stephen Jackson, Paul Pierce and various others. You will be pleased to know that Snoop is a really good baller and actually scooped up MVP for the game!




SNOOP DOGG

Friday, October 9, 2009

DJ JUST1 INTERVIEW

In his hometown of Canberra, DJ Just1 has earned the rep as the Australian Capital’s number one Hip-Hop and R&B DJ. It's easy to see why as he has supported big international acts such as Cypress Hill, Pharoahe Monch, Q-Tip, Pharcyde, Arrested Development, Wale, Dj Z-Trip & others. Just1 has also made and name for himself in the DMC circut (A.C.T DMC Champ 2004) aswell as spinning at major festivals such as Good Vibrations, Forshore & Block Party. To catch this Spader on the 1's & 2's, look out for his regular gigs in Sydney - Chinese Laundry, The Ivy, & Canberra - Meche, Academy & North Bar.



What did you dream of being when you were a kid?
Pro Rugby League player, (that dream died when I peaked at 72kg's...)

What are you doing now in your life?
Doing what I love, working with music, Dj'ing, traveling and meeting new people

What has been the best advice given to you about surviving in the entertainment industry?
'The bigger your head get's the easier it is to fill your shoe's!



Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?
Hip Hop, not just the music but the whole culture

Describe your style to us?
I like to be comfortable, everything I wear is big!

Describe your outfit when you go out?
New Era Fitted, fresh T-shirt, jean's and a pair of AF1's!



What item of clothing would you like to see brought back?
Hypercolour T-shirt's, (Spader Hyper Colour T-shirt's)

Who is a person that has been an inspiration to you?
Anyone who has perfected their art, whether it be an athlete like Michael Jordan, or a dj like Q-Bert, or Rahzel on the mic, watching someone take an art form that everyone thought was at it's peak and then taking it to a whole new level inspires me.

Who is the ultimate Spader to you?
James Rush is THE original Spader.

DJ JUST 1

Thursday, October 8, 2009

SIMPLE & BOLD

Panerai Radiomir Egiziano



The Radiomir Egiziano watch is defintely a bold new 2009 addition from Panerai, which beautifully recreates a very special model that Panerai manufactured in extremely small numbers exclusively for the Egyptian Navy in the 1950's.

We're definitely huge fans of Panerai and this bad boy on your wrist... Oh man.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A DAY IN SYDNEY

A day out in Sydney through the eyes of a Spader + Blackberry.