Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was at the forefront of almost every major development in Jazz from World War II to the 1990s. In his career he touched on be-bop, cool jazz, modal jazz, funk, and on his last album, even hip-hop. Many leading jazz musicians made their names in Davis’ groups, including pianist Herbie Hancock and saxophonist John Coltrane. Outside of his genius as a musician, Miles was an iconic figure in terms of his personal style and his attitude and defined what ‘cool’ really was.
In light of the 50th anniversary of the release of ‘Kind of Blue’ which is regarded by many as one of the greatest records of all time, Supreme along with the Miles Davis Foundation, and Sony Music will re-release a Limited Edition series of three of Miles’ most influential records, marking three distinct moments in his musical evolution - Kind of Blue originally released in 1959, Nefertiti originally released in 1968, and On The Corner originally released in 1972. Each CD cover is a unique, exact replica of the original 12″ Album Cover. Each has been digitally remastered for superior sound, and includes bonus tracks as well as a custom sticker for each title. Along with these CDs Supreme will be releasing a group of Tees, one corresponding to each of the three albums.
Available at the NY and LA Supreme stores on November 6th and online on November 10th. Available in Japan store locations on November 8th and online on November 10th.
Detailed images of all 12″ covers and t-shirts out of the Miles Davis x Supreme collaboration follows after the jump.
Just last night we presented to you the upcoming XLarge x Vans Sk8 Hi, that is part of their Holiday 2008 collection. Another interesting collaboration was done with Zippo on their classic lighter. It features the ape logo and XLarge font logo.
Today we can finally show you a decent image of the upcoming XLarge x Vans Sk8 Hi. It comes with a black/multicolor upper and features a XLarge all-over print. The sneaker comes with laces in every color that is also featured on the upper.
The much anticipated SBTG Bearbrick set will be released this week worldwide. The set includes a 400% and a 100% Bearbrick and for their own online store, there will also be a special t-shirt accompanying the toys. The complete set, including toys and t-shirt, will go for 125 USD and will be released on November 7th.
Sometime after Fully Flared dropped, Jereme Rogers mentioned that himself and the rest of his Plan B teammates where pushing to make a video which would rival the Lakai team masterpiece. I hadn't thought much about what he meant by this until this weekend, when Plan B unleashed Superfuture, a promo hyping the estimated 2010 release of the Plan B full-length. While a couple riders had footage that stood out as subpar by comparison, Jereme wasn't faking jacks about his teams mission to either take on, or take out Fully Flared. The promo starts up with their only am, Ryan Decenzo, getting tech as hell with sh*t like switch frontside hurricane grinds down decent-sized rails. Kids good and clearly demonstrates why he's on. . Danny Way pretty much shut down the mega-ramp. Just watch his no-handed 360 flip on that beast. He also puts down a tre flip manual on a mega manual pad. And you know that giant Vert wall following the mega-gap? Danny kickflips into that sh*t amongst other things. Jereme Rogers was laying down some tech stuff that is innovative as hell. P-Rod, the same. PJ Ladd threw down some buttery lines with ridiculous control. And the ender of this thing went to Ryan Sheckler, who is without a doubt, trying his hardest to put the haters to rest. I can't remember the last time I watched legit street footage of Sheckler. It must have been the Almost video. Sheckler skates fast and goes big. Dude even puts down a kickflip indy on the mega ramp. While not everything in this promo is mindblowing, there are more than enough "Oh sh*t" moments to make you realize that innovation is still a key component in professional skateboarding.