Congratulations to @rossholden_ who is the winner of our #goodhoodrecords competition with the aid of the inimitable Grace Jones and her album ‘Nightclubbing’. Record covers don’t come much better do they? Thanks to everyone who entered, there was a ton of brilliant entries and it wasn’t easy to pick the winner. Take a look at some more of our favourites below.
Above clockwise from left: @harry_kaufman, @todd_pocklington, @vanderploasten, @ciccioafrica, @roxy_rafter, @theroadtolosangeles, @ospalding, @samdrap3r, @ablackcanvas
Best of the week comes at you earlier than usual this week to account for the Bank Holiday madness and featured this time around are; a brilliant video of sign painters in New York, it’s the last weekend to catch the Oasis exhibition at London Newcastle and Danny Lyons’ outstanding ‘The Bikeriders’ book is set to be re-released. Have a wicked Easter!
To coincide with Record Store Day this weekend we’re running an Instagram competition to find out your favourite record cover designs of all time. To enter, all you have to do is follow us on Instagram and post your favourite record sleeve with the tags @goodhood #goodhoodrecords and #rsd14. And no screengrabs, we want to see YOUR vinyl. We will choose our favourite and one winner will be announced on Wednesday 23rd April, receiving £250 to spend in store or online at goodhoodstore.com.
Full musical edition of best of the week this time around, featuring classic album covers in situ on Google Street View, prince Madlib making a beat from scratch captured on a brilliant 360 degree camera dolly and a truly fitting tribute to house music legend Frankie Knuckles, who passed away on March 31st.
After the success of their Berlin club night, the guys at 3 Feet Hi have announced a double city launch with debut events in New York and London on the 16th & 17th of April respectively. Follow the links on the right to RSVP to the night of your choice and we’ll see you there!
Bootstrap Bees present an upcoming exhibition entitled ‘Keep Your Eye On The Doughnut’, featuring work inspired by the beauty and magic surrounding the life of bees, with proceeds going to the Bootstrap Bees Beehive in Dalston. Among the plethora of artists exhibiting is Clara Lacy, with whom we’ve had the pleasure of working with before and with whom we have a special something in the works to come over the next couple of weeks. If you can, get yourself down to the opening party and auction tomorrow evening, Thursday 10th April or if you can’t make it the exhibition runs until Thursday 17th, and make sure to keep an eye out on our site!
Making the cut on this weeks Best Of The Week; photographer Ewen Spencers brilliant collection of UK Garage flyers from the 90′s, the infamous Japanese Yakuza have launched their own website and Peanut Butter Wolf talks Stones Throw Records and the five records that have defined the label.
As part of their SS14 collection, Fuct’s made in Japan line SSDD have produced a small capsule collection in collaboration with 80′s California hardcore band Excel, consisting of a coaches jacket, hooded sweatshirt and some absolutely badass long sleeve T-Shirts featuring iconic logos from the bands vast plethora of visual identities. Inspired by 70′s punk bands such as The Sex Pistols and The Police, heavy metal bands including Black Sabbath and prolific graffiti writers to boot, there isn’t many better collaborators. Watch the video above of the band performing ‘The Joke’s On You’, live in Riverside, California in March 1988 and follow the links on the right to shop the collection.