NEWTHINGS TRABAJO presents Apple’s Birthday featuring AHBS, Ynftnyt Scroll, JX Cannon, & China // October 2nd at 10pm at Baby’s All RIght in Brooklyn
NEWTHINGS CREATIVE teams up with the most exciting up-and-coming NYC-based sonic artists to bring you — NEWTHINGS TRABAJO 3.0 // TRABAJO is a quarterly experience that combines performance, sound and visuals. In this installment of TRABAJO, we celebrate cinematographer & close friend Carmelo Varela’s Birthday.
TRABAJO: The facets of passion & necessity
Please join us at 200 Morgan Ave. BK/NY on Saturday, July 18th at 10:00PM.
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NEWTHINGS CREATIVE Presents Flex Lang – BULLETT MAGAZINE RELEASE
New York, New York – NEWTHINGS CREATIVE and Brooklyn-based Producer and DJ, Flex Lang, release “Sure Drive,” a mixtape that sums up your summer vibes. It is about the feeling of youthful transgression and naïve excitement combined with a dark side. “It is about this feeling that you get when you first meet someone that you like; a summer romance; the idea of staying out all night, dancing, talking, sleeping in your car while waiting for the next morning’s train; sneaking them into your parent’s house; thug shit with heart, says Edwin Bolta, Creative Director of NEWTHINGS, when explaining the inspiration behind the mix.
The process of creating this mixtape came about after Flex Lang created the sound scape for NEWTHINGS F/W 2015 presentation last February. “I had a great time working with them so it was a no brainer when NEWTHINGS reached out to see if I was interested in working with them on another project. Their idea was to create a mixtape for the summer, but that it had to be different from a regular DJ mix,” says Flex Lang. The two sent each other music they were excited by, hung out and spoke about music, and the overall feeling they hoped to create from the mix. Flex Lang then took these ideas and refracted them through his own sensibilities and process to create the final product.
The mix snapped into focus after combining the elements of a DJ Mix with Sound Collage to create a piece that implies a sense of narrative. It was the combination of music, field recordings, recordings of the NYPD Special Operations and Traffic Division, and a few other sound sources to realize the mix. “I chose music pulling from the scope of my musical interests, and tried to ignore the typical DJ rules of having to play the newest freshest coolest tunes, and instead chose songs that I had a strong emotional connections to some of which were new discoveries, but some of which I’ve been listening to for years,” says Flex Lang.
The mix begins in a moment of calm then plunges the listener into a wash of confusion and agitation and then slowly brings them to a resolution by the end. There are several moments in the mix that feels as if the listener is waking up from a dream only to find themselves someplace they had never been, then waking up again to the same experience, like a set of Russian dolls. “We encouraged Flex Lang to take elements of some of other tracks that we were interested in including and either remaking them as new pieces of music or editing and combining them with other musical ideas floating around,” says Edwin.
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NEWTHINGS CREATIVE PRESENTS
AHARAW’S BIRTHDAY EDITION
live performance by
FRIDAY MARCH 27TH 11.45PM
BACARO – 136 DIVISION STREET NYNY
NEWTHINGS CREATIVE teams up with the most exciting up-and-coming NYC-based sonic artists to bring you — NEWTHINGS TRABAJO 2.0.
TRABAJO is a quarterly experience that combines performance, sound and visuals. In this installment of TRABAJO, we celebrate our good friend, AHARAW’s (Doom Dab) birthday.
Hosted by ANTWAN DUNCAN and LA’FEM LADOSHA featuring TO.BE’s first ever photo booth. Performance by THURMON GREEN; DJ sets by AHBS, Know-Wave Radio’s NELLEKE and A.E ZIMMER + MORE.
TRABAJO: The facets of passion & necessity
Please join us at Bacaro on Friday, March 27th at 11.45PM.
NEWTHINGS CREATIVE teams up with the most exciting up-and-coming NYC-based sonic artists to bring you — NEWTHINGS TRABAJO
TRABAJO is a one night experience that combines performance, sound and visuals. With performances by rapper, JAY BOOGIE, founder of DOOMDAB & GOODKIDS, AHARAW, the ALTimate Kardashian, DJ DJ DESE, and more.
TRABAJO: The facets of passion & necessity.
Please join us at Louie & Chan on October 16th at 10PM
Inspired by our own new Tumblr, the Aesthetics tee is born. #NEWTHINGS family exclusive. Stay tuned. #notforsale
Be sure to head over to the new FOOL section on ilikenewthings.com and check out the capsule collection along with the interactive sound kit. Keep an eye out for more FOOL to come!
Special thanks to our awesome and beautiful model Gia Seo! #edwinbolta #foolspottingnyc #newthingsahead
SUP GUYS!… Recently we were fortunate enough to be part of a cool new project, FIRSTLOVE Magazine. Designer, Blogger and good friend Denise Lai recently launched FIRSTLOVE, a new quarterly magazine for the everyday cool girls around the world. The magazine is an extension to her popular Lifestyle Blog, SUPERWOWOMG. Now splitting her time between Hong Kong and Shanghai, Denise works fulltime on her blog, FIRSTLOVE magazine and also as a graphic designer. We can’t wait to see the future of FIRSTLOVE. Congrats Denise!
NEWTHINGS presents Edwin Bolta’s FOOL “Out of Nothing” exhibition at AMO Studios in New York on Friday, May 16th complexities of the daily life of an artist through the character, FOOL. Bolta’s FOOL is based on the Shakespearean idea that fools were usually clever peasants or commoners that used their wit to outdo people of higher social standing. These fools were jesters of their time, but their characteristics were greatly heightened for theatrical effect.
Further expanding on this notion of fools being more than just clever peasants through their use of theater, Bolta compares these fools to artists in today’s society. Within the many sub-cultures that exist, the term “artist” does not always have a positive connotation. The exhibition provides a rare glimpse inside the FOOL’s work and living space while exploring the ideas of creativity, sexuality, passion, religion, confusion, self-worth, self-doubt, procrastination,over abundance of futility, consumerism, and an appreciation for the unknown.
The concept “Out of Nothing” is derived from the Latin term Ex nihilo, which when translated literally means “out of nothing.” It often appears in conjunction with the concept of creation. The phrase ex nihilo also comes from the classical philosophical formulation, which means, “out of nothing comes nothing.” Here, nothing represents a blank canvas from which an idea comes to fruition. Read more »
The Innovative Line Features Neoprene and Jersey Mesh
BROOKLYN, New York, September 16, 2013 – NEWTHINGS, a Brooklyn-based avant-garde art collective, launches their F/W ’13 collection. The brand’s third collection, appropriately titled “Collection C,” focuses on the idea of NEWCLASSICS, which are classic silhouettes reworked in innovative materials. Unlike traditional companies, this season they experimented with supple calfskin leather, neoprene, a synthetic rubber material most commonly used for wetsuits, and jersey mesh, most commonly used in athletic uniforms, to create the collection. The juxtaposition of these three unlikely materials, further expand on the notion that everything is and can be intertwined. The result is NEWCLASSICS.
The collection features the following gender-neutral items: a black reversible calfskin leather/neoprene shopper; a black calfskin leather/neoprene clutch; a black neoprene/jersey mesh t-shirt; a black calfskin leather/neoprene snapback baseball cap; a black leather NEWTHINGS embossed key fob; a white 100% organic cotton ILIKENEWTHINGS t-shirt; and a 14” X 14” screen print of painting, Limon,by artist Edwin Bolta.
The digital campaign brings to life the concept of NEWCLASSIC by depicting three young, New York City-based, classically trained artists in their respective fields of visual art, music and dance. Each artist uses one of the products for everyday use, showing the reinvention of classics. It features visual artist, Victor Payares; opera singer, Jeffrey Palmer and ballet dancer, Daniela Schiliro. It was directed by NEWTHINGS and filmed and edited by Original Content.
Our good friend, Yussef Agbo-Ola, recently visited Africa for a month. He sent us some amazing photos of him in Nigeria wearing our BLK/WHT T from our S/S 2013 collection:)
It is an artist’s ode to illustration and typography and the ability to get lost in the beauty of both.
Artist, Erik Sommer, recently invited us to his studio in Harlem to check out his new work. If you aren’t familiar with his work, you will be pleasantly suprised by the forthcoming photos. He is an amazing man inspired by the juxtaposition of urban landscape’s imperfections and unconventional beauty. We would like to thank him for reaching out to us and allowing us into his world to see first hand how truly captivating his work is.
JOIN US ON THURSDAY FOR MY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION @ BLIND BARBER! SHOUT OUT TO MY GOOD FRIEND G*LEE of LIAISON FEMME AND BLIND BARBER. HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE:)
Happy New Year from NEWTHINGS
NEWYEAR equals NEWTHINGS