Some great stuff making the cut this week; Bill Drummond brilliantly explains why he painted over a UKIP poster in Birmingham with his own brand of grey paint, the people behind Grace Jones’ best-selling (and #goodhoodrecords winning) album ‘Nightclubbing’ reveal what it was like to be involved in, and Forbes take a fascinating trip to Marrakech to see Wu Tang’s new secret album ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’. Peaaace.
It’s the first week of May and making the cut for this weeks edition of best of the week are a beautiful set of photographs depicting retro Odeon cinemas architecture, a fascinating video of New York street performers and finally (forgive me as I forgot to put this in when it came out) a brilliant interview with Supreme creative director Brendon Babenzien, where he speaks on the difference between fashion and style.
As well as fronting The Charlatans, Tim Burgess has carved a successful solo career, runs his own record label, and even owns his own coffee brand. Alongside an insightful interview, we asked him to curate a mix for number 34 of our Good Vibes series. Listen to the mix above and follow the link on the right to read the feature.
Kicking off the final April edition of Best of the Week is NYPD’s #myNYPD twitter campaign that brilliantly backfired, alongside an incredible video of East London from the air and a mindblowing effects reel for Wes Anderson’s ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’
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.