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Volume 136

SEE NIRVANA BEFORE THEY WERE NIRVANA

Let’s rewind back to 1988 and for the first time ever in its entirety, witness a performance of a grunge band before they changed the course of music. The clip portrays Nirvana when they were still called Ted Ed Fred at their smallest concert ever. Well, more like a music video shoot since no instruments are plugged in and Kurt is lip syncing. This doesn’t devalue its pop culture significance, though.

DIOR GOES STREET?

Every true skateboarder would probably laugh at this, but it does seem that high fashion’s immense interest in skate/street culture is never-ending. The big breakthrough happened last January with the Supreme x Louis Vuitton collection and now Dior wants its share of street cred. It’s launching a collection of skateboard decks for Dior Homme’s Summer 2018 collection. We’re highly doubtful that these decks will ever hit the pavement, however, and we see them serving more as an ornament that will grace bedroom walls.

IS THIS THE END OF THE MASKED HERO?

The days when you could go into a phone booth as a civilian and come out as a hero in disguise are over. With modern methods, it would be very hard to keep your identity concealed. They might have mastered fighting crime, but can they outfox CCTV or DNA forensics, or erase electronic footprints that would leave a trail right back to the Batcave?

K-POP. SLAY.

If this is what boy bands should really sound like, please can we bring this trend to England? When you see a photo of BTS and listen to their usual material, you’d never imagine that they were capable of producing a track like Come Back Home. Yes, it is a remake of a Seo Taiji & Boys hit from 1995, but the 7-piece band put their own twist on it, and it’s undeniably listenable. Why is K-Pop not called K-Rap?

NEW MESSAGE, SAME REBEL

Dr Martens has always been recognised as a brand for the rebel-spirited. But with their new global campaign #WornDifferent by ODD it’s trying to redefine itself as a shoe for people united by diversity and self-expression. They casted 29 individuals to share this message that there is no right way, no wrong way, just your way. It truly is the era of SELFHOOD.

LIGHTS, IPHONE, ACTION

Want to get creative and start expressing yourself through moving image? It’s easier than you think. The days of super fancy and expensive equipment are over, and French director Michel Gondry went out to prove it. He shot a short film entirely on an iPhone 7 Plus and it’s beautifully cinematic. Apple’s latest iPhone promo also features many videos on how-to ensure your next flick is a masterpiece. Get involved.

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