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23

Apr

#weareFESTIVALS : Wireless

Wireless Festival is the go-to festival for those who love music, party people and dancing their socks off. Wireless is celebrating its tenth year and to celebrate – it’s moving to new pastures, Finsbury Park in the heart of London AND if that’s not good enough, they’re holding a Reading-Leeds style sister event in Birmingham! Wireless is a diverse festival music wise, this year you can enjoy…

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22

Apr

#NewObsessions : Joel Compass

#NewObsessions : Joel Compass @JoelCompass

South London stand up! No seriously, stand up. When one of our own begins to blow up – we need to give our props God-dammit! It might sound like I’m being biased, but seriously – he’s bloody good. My latest obsession (which I use very loosely, I’m not weird) comes in the form of home-grown singer/songwriter/producer Joel Compass.

As I always proclaim, I hardly get excited by anything these days…

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Style Battle April Winners Editorial

Style Battle April Winners Editorial @Shopcade #StyleBattle

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WEARECOLLISION and Shopcade get romantic and slightly wet with the first editorial for the April StyleBattle competition.

Hues of amber, cyan and the bursts of floral come just in time for Spring and the winner’s of April’s Style Battle. Diogo Barradas and Imogen De Souza are the lucky winners who got to experience a professional photoshoot hosted…

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20

Apr

Bad Boys

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Check out this insane editorial from issue four, shot by Photographer Sophie Mayanne and a few hot new faces from Models 1. Think street style chic, with a bit of WEARECOLLISION glamour realness. Loving it?! Well we really do too hunty…

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19

Apr

‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ became famous last year for letting gamers play as a military dog. Now the developers are taking the canine theme to the next level and their latest DLC will replace the normal multiplayer announcer with rapper Snoop Dogg. This will be the first of an ongoing Voice Pack DLCs publisher Activision has planned to add diversity to the game, and presumably milk more money from players.

Narrated by the Doggfather himself, multiplayer actions will abandon the somber tone usually featured in first-person shooters for lines such as: “Squad member active. A brother from another mother”, “Homies out the joint. It’s party time!” and “Rack up points by reaching the enemy portal, you dig?”

Although these lines aren’t written by Snoop, I think developers Infinity Ward managed to capture most of his charm and even “put a bit of ‘Snoopism’ on top,” as the rapper himself admits. “What interested me most about the project is that my voice could be connected with a game that’s so hip, that’s so hood,” Snoop said in the announcement below.

Snoop Dogg is well versed in videogame hook ups, having appeared in three other titles after he made his debut back in 2003 as an unlockable character in ‘True Crime: Streets of L.A.’ Celebrity appearances in videogames weren’t that big at the time, but in recent years they have become almost commonplace. The ‘GTA’ series is mostly to thank for this, with Burt Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson and Ricky Gervais all lending their voices or likeness to characters. The trend culminated in last year’s ‘Beyond: Two Souls’, which integrated Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe as fully motion captured actor-characters.

The Snoop Dogg Voice Pack is priced at $3 (aprox. £1.79) and will be available on Xbox One and Xbox 360 from April 22nd. Maybe it would have been wiser to release it two days earlier, seeing that the DLC comes bundled with a Blunt Force Personalization Pack which enables players to customise their weapons with marijuana leaves.  Release dates for other platforms are yet to be announced.

Happy gaming, keep it hood G…

- Alex Manole, Contributor

Snoop Dogg hooks up with Call Of Duty: Ghosts for DLC http://wp.me/p2Y1sJ-2S1 ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ became famous last year for letting gamers play as a military dog. Now the developers are taking the canine theme to the next level and their latest DLC will replace the normal multiplayer announcer with rapper Snoop Dogg.

Each summer an array of social misfits, the multi-coloured, fashionistas and the just plain strange flock to Matterley Estate in Winchester for the most bizarre, fun filled, creative weekend experience known to it’s 30,000+ attendees as the Boomtown Fair.

Boomtown unlike other festivals is a weekend for absolutely everyone. The estate will be filled with secret forest raves, worldly music and the best street food your tongue will ever have the pleasure of tasting. There is nowhere in the world quite as quirky as this. This year’s Boomtown promises to be as eccentric as ever with headliners like NOFX, The Cat empire, Ms Dynamite and Benny Page waiting for us to become festival freaks.

A wash of neon clothing, circus entertainment and hidden paths take over the estate and entice all our senses with a wave of delicious smells, the weirdest art and the most varied collection of music you will see at a festival.

Chapter 6 of the Boomtown Fair takes place from 7th to the 10th of August 2014 with tickets costing around £150. Slightly strapped for cash? This year those lovely people at Boomtown are offering a payment plan so you don’t have to fork out all of that money at once.

Put on your most miss-matched outfit, dig out your wellies and get ready for masked balls, country adventures and late night shenanigans.

You can by tickets to BoomTown here.

- Ryan Riley, Editor-at-Large

#weareFESTIVALS: Boomtown Fair Each summer an array of social misfits, the multi-coloured, fashionistas and the just plain strange flock to Matterley Estate in Winchester for the most bizarre, fun filled, creative weekend experience known to it’s 30,000+ attendees as the Boomtown Fair.

18

Apr

#FridayMixdown : Midnight Beach Mixtape Vol. 4: TOMBZ

#FridayMixdown : Midnight Beach Mixtape Vol. 4: TOMBZ @tombzzz #LockMeInTheTrap

It’s not Halloween yet, but f*ck it. It’s about to get “scurrrrrry” up in he-ya! If Satan, the Three 6 Mafia and Lex Luger all got together for a sadistic romp and a baby was somehow conceived – TOMBZ would be that baby. It’s that real, and although my Christian soul is urging me to stop listening to them; I can’t!

TOMBZ is Andrew Meier, Tom Anderson and Josh Wilson; three producers who have a…

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Wednesday Night saw all the most fashionable people gather at the Hoxton Hotel for the glitzy Shopcade Style Battle party. There was a buzzing hubbub of fashionistas, the sound of clinking glasses and camera flashes going off capturing the load of fashion insiders, models and VIPs arriving including, Made In Chelsea’s Francesca Newman-Young and Ashley James.

The fashion set gathered together drinking Malibu Piña Coladas and were treated to a DJ set from Hoxton Radio’s Frank McWeeny, followed by some beats from the gorgeous DJ Vogue Williams, topped off with a live acoustic set from Joel Baker, spoiling the attendees endlessly.

Crowning the winners Diogo Barradas and Imogen De Souza for their implacable style choices was the panel of fashion industry insiders, including celebrity fashion stylist Rebekah Roy and fashion photographer Sam Atkinson, not forgetting our very own editor in chief Kahmarl Gordon.

The friendly like-minded crowd, cool location and top-notch entertainment made for a sophisticated soirée. We enjoyed every minute of it and can’t wait for the next one!

Want to come to the next party? Download the Shopcade app and start uploading your looks. The next style battle opens on the 1st May giving you the chance to win a photo shoot by a professional photographer, with leading hair and make-up artists and styled in all the best designer labels. All of which will be featured in our magazine. Get snapping!

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- Olivia Kelly, Social Media Editor

Shopcade Style Battle Party @Shopcade SUCH A GREAT NIGHT! x Wednesday Night saw all the most fashionable people gather at the Hoxton Hotel for the glitzy Shopcade Style Battle party.

17

Apr

#TT : DJ Mehdi We Miss You

#TT : DJ Mehdi We Miss You @edbangerrecords

Ed Banger Records was literally my life in the mid ’00s. It was basically my first introduction to all things electro, and ever since I first heard “Waters of Nazareth” by the awesome duo Justice, I was hooked and I had to know everything about Ed Banger. Besides Justice and Uffie (I mean, her raps were hilarious – but they worked) I had fallen head over heels in love with DJ Mehdi. This week, we…

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#weareMUSIC: Kyle Lettman

#weareMUSIC: Kyle Lettman @kylelettman

Ever sat there and thought I know him…Or I recognise the face at least? That’s the moment I had when I was introduced to up and coming UK star Kyle Lettman. I stared at the photo on his press release for at least 10 minutes before moving on and reading the rest, after which I had that classic ‘duh’ moment (Cue Homer Simpson) when I found out that Kyle was 1/3 of UK R&B trio FDM aka Fun*dmental!

O…

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16

Apr

Meet The Parents

Meeting your partner’s parents seems to be a massive deal all over the globe. Books have been written on it, Hollywood Blockbusters have been made about it but no matter how old you get or how experienced you become: meeting your partner’s parents pushes you in a time capsule and fires you straight back to your socially awkward teenage years.

So you’ve met an amazing person and everything is…

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#weareMUSIC : Bipolar Sunshine

#weareMUSIC : Bipolar Sunshine @bipolarsunshine

Take note because the following doesn’t happen often…I’m stupid.Yes I said it, not academically or intellectually I mean … come on now lets not get crazy, but sometimes my brain doesn’t engage, sometimes it likes to sneak up and fall asleep on me. Case in point: Bi-polar Sunshine.

Now I can understand why I’ve been seeing this name flag up in my emails for nothing short of what…3 to 4 months at…

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15

Apr

#weareFESTIVALS : THE BIG FEASTIVAL

#weareFESTIVALS : THE BIG FEASTIVAL #FoodGloriousFood

2014 is set to be a big year for festivals both in Britain and internationally, as we’re jamming up our diary’s with every festival we can get our hands on, whilst we’ll all probably opt for music festivals – I wanted to introduce to you a different kind of festival.

The Big Feastival is a festival fusion; a new age of indulgence, a way to eat your heart out and then dance off the extra pounds.…

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#Sonar2014 : It’s Getting Bigger!

#Sonar2014 : It’s Getting Bigger! @SonarFestival

The legendary Barcelona based International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art, that’s just Sonar to you and me, has just announced 40 new acts to join its 2014 line-up! Over the last two decades the festival has seen more than 7,000 artists including big names such as Bjork, Sonic Youth, Kraftwerk and the Pet Shop Boys.

This year is certainly no exception and will see ‘Whorl’, the new…

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14

Apr

#NewObsessions : Niko Harvey - ALPHA

As you would imagine I get sent so many different submissions of the same shit, I check my emails to find subjects like “Check out MC Duxxx’s new mixtape”; I’ll open them, listen to the first track and get bored – very bored. A month ago I received an email with a track that as soon as I played; the bass rumbled my very core, and that hardly ever happens. Ladies and gentlemen, I want to introduce…

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