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Bloodbath and Agenda have collaborated to produce a limited edition pair of sunglasses exclusive for their upcoming tradeshow on August 4th & 5th in Huntington Beach, CA. Only 200 pairs have been produced, and they will be given out at the show to top buyers and press.
Agenda Show (Hyatt Regency Hotel)
21500 Pacific Coast Highway.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
United States of America
(1-714)-698-1234 x 8877
The new Summer 2010 Collection from Bloodbath is entitled “A Summer Tribute”. In this collection you will find successful designs from the past reinvented to better suite today’s fashion. Some of the inspiration for the collection has stemmed from various brands, movies, music, and artists.
The Bloodbath ‘Beaters’ shades were specifically crafted to be thrown around, these sunglasses are made with living life in mind. Designed for repetitive beach use, non-chalant people watching, and getting banged up. Hence, the name ‘Beaters’. Available only in Matte Black plastic. Limited to 100, one size fits all. Pre-Order yours on Bloodbath’s online store now for the low price of $10.00 USD with free shipping.
Bloodbath welcomes its Spring 2010 collection with the introduction of their newest cut & sew pieces. Bloodbath also brings forth a nice line-up of graphic t-shirts and v-necks themed after eternity, dubbed the “Eternal Gatekeepers.” The collection is now available in select retailers worldwide.
If you happen to be in Los Angeles this Saturday, definitely take the time to stop by Surrilla’s “Simon Says Vol. 1″ Mixtape Release Party at Locals Sports Bar & Grill (5047 W. Pico Blvd.). Surrilla is an artist who I fully support and truly believe in. I was lucky enough to have been able to listen to the mixtape while in Vegas for MAGIC Tradeshow in mid-February and am proud to say that it’s been on heavy rotation on my iTunes ever since. I’ve got to thank my homie Rome for giving me a copy of the tape.
“A gathering of the strongest up-and-coming brands in California” pretty much sums it up. Bloodbath has teamed up with Adapt, Breezy Excursion, Heist & Co., and others to exhibit at a Private Media Suite at the prestigious Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. Feel free to hit me up at email@example.com or give me a call / text at (1-613)-583-4663 if you’d like to book an appointment to view Bloodbath’s Spring, Summer, and Fall 2010 collections.
In answer to the crisis in Haiti, Bloodbath and The Los Angeles Chapter of The American Red Cross have officially teamed up to release this exclusive tee shirt. In Black and White colourways, the design consists of the national motto of Haiti : L’ Union Fait La Force (Which means in French, “Union Makes Strength”) in a tonal print, with a contrasting red text that states the slightly altered English version: Unity Makes Strength.
100% of proceeds will be donated to The American Red Cross.
Drop Date: Feb. 1, 2010
Features Embroidery on both sleeves and will be available on Karmaloop and Bloodbath’s Online Store.
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Nero was recently laced with some Bloodbath gear for a photoshoot that he just had a few days back. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Nero, get familiar! Rappers often fixate on the term “lyrical” both on and off record. It’s a choice word to rhyme with “miracle” but few MC’s in today’s overcrowded game live up to such a description as does Nero, the 16 year old Harlemite. Queens bred in 1993, hip-hop has been something that was always in his blood.
Having released the golden era tribute ‘Alive & Vibrant’ in January 2009 and it’s reissue entitled ‘Alive & Vibrant: Relive The Moment’ in July of the same year, it seems only right that his real debut is painted over production from the age he was born in, built by those he grew up listening. The project, estimated to have been downloaded over ten thousand times, boasts original features from the likes of Chip Tha Ripper, Truck North, Hassaan Mackey and others, has been picked up by such blogs and websites as HipHopDX, NahRight, 2DopeBoyz, OnSMASH, illRoots and countless others. One site has praised ‘A&V’ for its “vintage sound”, comparing the project to Nas’ highy acclaimed debut album, ‘Illmatic’, while mixtape mecca RapMullet states that Nero is “a definite MC to be checking for”. Two music videos have been released for ‘A&V’, including ‘Buck Em Down’ which won an award for “Best Music” in the 2009 Westport Youth Film Festival.
What’s next for young Nero? A lot. His new music is poised to make ‘Alive & Vibrant’ seem like only a prefix as Nero challenges himself, expanding both his musical and lyrical landscapes on a unique and completely different canvas than its predicate.
For our readers who don’t know you, please introduce yourself and let us know what you do.
My name is Andrew, I own a store called Tradition. We currently have two locations, one in Westlake Village and one in Ventura, CA.
What is life like up in California, As far as music, fashion, and popular culture?
California is great… The weather is nice year round, and there is a great music, art, and fashion scene.
There are so many shows, that on almost every day of the year we have the luxury of being able to see our favorite band, musician, or artist.
Tell us a little about Tradition and the people involved?
I started Tradition with my partner, Jason Gaines. Both of us were previously buyers at Fred Segal before we decide to open Tradition. I felt like we had put in our work and really gained the knowledge that was essential to open a store that would truly stand out.
Jason and I grew up together in Thousand Oaks, just a few minutes from where our Westlake Village store is located. Jason was an athlete, playing basketball throughout High School and College. I played in hardcore bands my whole life… My main band, Strife, released four albums and toured all over the world. I feel like our differences in backgrounds and attitude really help to shape the overall feel of Tradition.
What kind of brands does Tradition carry?
We carry many of the Streetwear staples such as The Hundreds, Crooks and Castles. 10 Deep, Diamond Supply, Stussy, Fresh Jive, and Black Scale. As well as footwear brands such as Nike, Vans, Supra, and Converse.
We also try to stock many up and coming brands, brands that you wont see in every other store. These are the brands that set us apart from a lot of other Streetwear stores, and these are also the brands the have a shot at becoming the “next hot” streetwear brand.
Some of my current favorites from these brands are Civil, Bloodbath, Heist & Co, Teruo Artistry, Pro & Cons, and Quality Control.
What are some of your favorite brands out right now?
Black Scale is definitely one of my favorite brands at the moment. They are still fairly new to the game, but they are already giving some of the big brands a run for the money. They are definitely the brand to watch in 2010.
I really try to support newer brands, and I really dig what Civil, Bloodbath, and Pro & Cons are doing at the moment.
What new upcoming events or releases are you currently working on?
We are constantly working on new releases, collabs, and events…. We just released our “Mighty is the Pen” tee with Bloodbath. We threw a release party as well and had performances from Young De, El Prez, and Astro.
We currently have collabs in the work with GoodWood, Pro & Cons, as well as a capsule collection with Quality Control. We also have a shoe in the works that is still in the beginning stages.
We opened our Ventura store only a month ago, so we will be throwing a big grand opening event in the next few months.
We consistently host art shows at Tradition as well. Currently we have a show on display by graffiti legends, Yem and Mear. We have already started booking shows in 2010 for Asylm, The 7th Letter Crew, Chase Tafoya, and more.
Another project that we are working on is the Tradition mixtape. This is a project that I am personally really excited about because I am producing every track on the mixtape. The mixtape will feature all new material and verses from B-Real, Ras Kass, Apathy, Ryu, Chace Infinite, Krondon, Planet Asia, Tristate, Young De, El Prez, Bleu Collar, Sick Jacken, Oseeola, and more. Look for that to drop sometime in January.
What would you say are the most difficult aspects or being in your line of work?
I would say the current state of the economy is really fucking things up right now…. brands and stores are struggling to survive, and it’s a really stressful time. As stores start closing down, brands start opening up their distribution to pick up that slack, and you are starting to see a lot of streetwear brands in sores that should not be carrying them. We do our best to just keep our overhead low, and will continue to grind it out until things hopefully turnaround.
The fashion and music worlds are often tied together…What music artists out right now are grabbing your attention?
I am really involved in music, and I would actually consider it my first love…
Hip hop wise I would say to definitely look out for Young De… He has been grinding hard on the music scene, and he is definitely someone to watch in 2010. As far as newer cats go, I am also really digging El Prez, Oseeola, Freddie Gibbs, and Fashawn.
We update our blog daily with new music, so be sure to check out our site and download some of that new shit!
2895 Agoura Rd.
Westlake Village, CA
518 E. Main St.