Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

if you havent seen this, its pretty cool - Busy Ps Bday Celebration - One dude (tommy b not a robot) dj'ed

i found this on skateboard ps blog yesterday, its freakin sick. well kinda
ed banger orgy on stage, watching some shady ass daft punk mixing up justice and i think sebastiAn. bangalter looks like one of those weird european aging backpackers, but i dont carez

and if i hear another "he was human after all" jokes im gonna lose my shit

Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk!! from ViDoL on Vimeo.

and i also found this

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Where are you Yeezy.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

2k9 Splendour in the Grass in your mums arse - Lineup Announced

©2009 ~shwtterbwg
It's here, its pretty mad decent

Splendour in the Grass - 2009 Festival Lineup
MGMT (only Australian show)
Bloc Party (only Australian show) 
The Flaming Lips 
Jane’s Addiction 
Hilltop Hoods 
Midnight Juggernauts 
The Specials 
Sarah Blasko 
Augie March 
Josh Pyke 
Friendly Fires
Little Birdy 
Birds Of Tokyo 
The Gutter Twins 
Manchester Orchestra 
Bob Evans 
White Lies 
Yves Klein Blue 
Decoder Ring 
Lost Valentinos 
Leader Cheetah 
Jack Ladder 
The Middle East Polaroid Fame  
Glass Towers


Tickets go on sale at from 9am on Thursday 14th May.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

2k9 umbrella fashion

so its raining again
here are some umbrella highlights i thought u might like

wang with umbrella hat
nanna umbrella with visor
umbrella house
unbreakable umbrella

hot girl with umbrella
umbrella light saber
dog umbrella prototype
free standing umbrella
big fuckoff umbrella
aerodynamic, can withstand a hurricane umbrella
bush still trying to work out which way it goes
projector umbrella, so u can watch tv in ur umbrella
britney weapon umbrella
bluetooth phone umbrella

do i want to do my readings, no

Friday, April 17, 2009

ratatat and some other c**** play in my suburb

to that dj who played at hotel illawarra a couple of weeks ago, who got on the mic and said "this one is hot from the sydney clubs!!!" i hate you, and so do so many other people. i do not care if you are a ninja, or you played the onelove/smirnoff tent at a festival 3 yrs ago, you suck. and playing pre-prepared set off ableton and pretending you are mixing is lame and deceptive.

so in my mind, when i want to see international acts i go to sydney, or towradgi
things we have that you dont

  1. one of the bali 9 drug smugglers
  2. tradehooks HQ
  3. the worlds biggest touch football carnival
I'm right about most things, and i dont need to remind you, but one thing i know i will be right about is how good ratatat are. from nyc, i first heard their rework of Hot by missy Elliot and that was amazing, so got my hands on their two hip hop remix albums, and they are amazing.

and if i hear anyone call them ratatatat again i will lose it

also there is footwear regulation (created by me) no shoes that look like this


Thursday 7th of May

Tickets $29.50 + bf available from the venue (bottleshop / 42833588) or Moshtix.


Artist Links

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Making of Mr Oizo's - Lambs Anger

MAKING LAMBS ANGER (ok quality) from oizo mr on Vimeo.


Graz Sunglasses ooooooooohhhh

Graz Mulcahy used to work for AM and Ksubi, and was good at what he did. some would say too good, and made everyone else feel inadequate, especially when you put out ur own eyewear label that smashes everyone off the face of the industry. 

its called Graz eyewear

I didn't like these, but my friend from school said they were cool, and she is an art student, so i agreed. apparently they look good on men, im not so sure
But the new ones are kick arse, they kinda look like my ksubi geezers
Elle, i need this, my birthday is May 12
thanks to alicia for the tip, and to colt + rane for the pictorial

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

So it turns out the chick from hercules love affair is actually one of the most convincing trannies out

i knew there was something up
people kept trying to tell me that they were 'weird' but i thought that they were 'different'
from the listen i swear the singer was a dude, but i never saw him singing, then i saw video, then pics

then it made sense

Turns out he/she was a fair accomplished vocalist b4 hercules

cool interview with the band

Hercules Love Affair - Blind (Hercules CLub Mix)

Hercules Love Affair - Hercules Theme (Live)

Hercules Love Affair - Wonder Woman (Live) not an album track i dont think, but cool as

Monday, March 30, 2009

Aoki Scholar...

Not sure what the DIM Mak man has been up to recently, but apparently he is an AZN scholar Azn scholar who also parties with Uffie, i like

his web page is pretty cool too, heaps of pics and tracks 
ps i realise i used comic sans in the pic
pps sorry there is no uffie nip in this post, but there was here
ppps for those who cant wait, here is a preview

u like?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

absentees vs. agym mixtape ver. 1.5 - coming soon

absenteesvsagimmixtapeartwork copy

watch this space.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mercy Arms Tragically Break Up and Mars Volta 5th album due date released

After only a few short years (3 pretty much), Australia's Mercy Arms have broken up due to artistic differences or some shit. i guess they just didn't 'get' each other. 

They played in the Gong last year at the oxford but i didn't go...

So lets look back fondly on what was a stellar career

kept low (cut copy remix) - Mercy Arms 
tradehooks: selecta, did you leave out anything?
selecta: no im pretty sure that's it, oh maybe that no actually, that was it
tradehooks: oh really, so why blog about them then?
selecta: actually i dunno, well they supported the strokes on their tour in 2006, cut copy in 2007, and the pixies at their 2007 sydney show.
tradehooks: so they were a support band, like that band called 'special guests', who never headlined a show, but were always supporting?
selecta: yeh thats right
tradehooks: when is the new mars volta album coming out?
selecta: vijay just said the Mars volta new album comes out 19th June in Australia, ealier on bitorrent. i fuckin hate mars volta

Sunday, March 15, 2009

You’re the Voice.


or… (you gotta wait till 2:10)


such a great pic. thanks

Thursday, February 26, 2009

la roux remixed by the twelves

©2008-2009 *pesare

My attention was originally drawn to La Roux (english translation 'the reddish one') by big bad Nate over at thehype. I thought to myself this is good shit, but this shit gotta get remixed.

Then today over at PMA on my daily RSS feed read, i see the twelves went to town on 'in for the kill'

Check it out here

La Roux - In for the Kill (The twelves remix)

ps sorry for some links from last week dieing, y every1 be h8rs 4

Friday, February 20, 2009



This is the “NVDRS MP3 cassette tape” and comes in 45/60/90 minute sizes.

The weird thing about this mp3 player is that it keeps the conventional mechanics of a cassette. One has to actually manually wind up the battery to charge the kinetic battery and there is no “skip track”. To get to the next track you must wind the other spool to speed up the song, just like a REAL cassette.


Still pretty cool, its got a USB connection and comes in some cool colours with matching headphones. But where do you have to draw the line?

Source: Yanko Design

OH, P.S. Check out the watch…


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2009 Grammys + The Biggest Names in Hip Hop Today perform 'Swagger Like Us' Live

I turned it off just after Coldplay won song of the year, and are still wearing their 'Fggt D Sgt Pepper' jackets, but the grammy winners was not all that bad really for me.

Also watching diplo and a-traks twitters were fuckin awesome. some of diplos were (earliest first, meaning more sober)
  • Should I bumrush mccartney
  • yo quest if u dont give me after partee instructions im gonna bury u in cheesesteaks
  • i bigged up karl marx in my head
  • where u at now? lets get dronk
  • we goi to questlove vs radiohead. meet us at coy resteraunt right now for sushi and whiskey
  • Ok gane on.. Flasks refilled pickin santogold and findin questlove and unpluggin hiz serato in 1 hour
  • Wuts bigger news mia pregnant swagger or chris brown domesrtic violence?
  • I'm gonna robert plant my fist in our driverz face if he don't find this hotel
  • Ok.. -Im bak. Santi died of peanut overdose. We r goin to find questlove and hit him like an r4 train. Then do the stank leg with thom york
MIA was pretty much bursting at the baby seems, check the vid
Doc Carter, illin'Kanye (with what HRO calls his new frullet) and EstellierSwagger

Anyway some winners
  • Album of the Year: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand - My dad listens to this album all the time, now its got grammy recognition maybe i will too

  • Best Rap Album: Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III
  • Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Rick Rubin (Death Magnetic, Home Before Dark, Mercy, Seeing Things, Weezer) - Still doing amazing stuff after all these years
  • Best Rap Song: Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major, "Lollipop" (D. Carter, S. Garrett, D. Harrison, J. Scheffer and R. Zamor, songwriters)
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Estelle Featuring Kanye West, "American Boy"
  • Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Jay-Z and T.I. Featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne, "Swagga Like Us"
  • Best Rap Solo Performance: Lil Wayne, "A Milli"
  • Best Electronic/Dance Album: Daft Punk, Alive 2007 - Did Daft Punk accept their awards?

  • Best Dance Recording: Daft Punk, "Harder Better Faster Stronger"
  • Best Traditional World Music Album: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu

  • Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Juno - In my opinion one of the best OSTs ive ever heard

This was sick, Kanye, MIA, Jay-Z, TI and Lil Wayne - Swagger like us LIVE. So impressive

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Songs I discover when i put my itouch on random when i clean the brewery -Playgroup - Make it Happen (Ewan Pearson Remix)

©2007-2009 ~yustine
Most sunday mornings i head down the brewery at about 7am and clean up the mess i or g-skillz made on the wheels of steel the night before. It sucks, except for the fact that i can pump the in-house and listen to whatever i feel like.

this morning i turned on the itouch 'new shit' playlist and heard an absolute cracker. It just made me wanna dance with the rain dance lady out the front.

I have no idea where/when i got it, but it must have been recent, and i cant be fucked right now looking it up.


Playgroup - Make it Happen (Ewan Pearson Remix)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

What’s going on, atm.


Bloody Beetroots tease

DIM makes Hot Chips

2ManyDj’s continue to dominate

Crookers ya'll

Groove Armada, what the heck?

Friday, January 30, 2009

Fancy Footwork (CSS Remix)

Reminds me of so many video games. Real 80’s Super Mario shit.


zshare: Chromeo- Fancy Footwork (CSS Remix)


Video is collaborated with Kickers


Kickers kicks

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Funk Mixtape - I can't stand the funk

Get it here, 60s 70s 80s funk set

DJ Selecta - I can't stand the funk


Do you know the way (to San Jose) - Dionne Warwick
JB's Monorail - James Brown
Funky Buttercup - Cymande
Our Lifetime - Marvin Gaye
Do you Like it - Bt Express
Put your love (in my tender care) - The Fatback Band
Pickin Cotton - Johnny Talbot and de Thangs
Find Yourself - Marvin Holmes
Back on the Streets Again - Tower of Power
Ride your Pony - The Meters
Greedy G
Funky So and So
Expo 83
Keep on Dancing - The Commodores
Hot, Funky and Sweaty
Do the Funky Penguin Pt2 - Rufus Thomas
Let's Have some fun - Bar Kays
Pan Handler - Billy Cobham
Im too tough for Mr Big Stuff

Sunday, January 25, 2009

New Dior Hightops and Kanye Vuitton Lows and Metronomy, Holy Ghost and Hot Chip Live

Hey kids, i got back to Aus last tueday and today is pretty much my first day off work. i didnt even tell my boss i was coming home early and he has already raped me for all im good for. But welcome back to tradehooks, where we post a bit.

I have been saying for a long time that pure black hightops are the bomb, but no one has made one that has been this pant-moistening. part of the new Dior Homme range these are slick black and unique. get some for me someone, for a sweet $945 USD. Also the Louis Vuitton Don, got together with Louis Vuitton for some 2k9 sneakers.

They be pretty hot too. i think he got the idea for the collar around the back from the movie dune. checkout for more details on all the sneakers.

In other news, the whole tradehooks family and extended family got invited up to Hyde Park Barracks to see Metronomy play last Thursday night as part of the Sydney Festival. Pivot, the band who played before, sounded like a half hour tight intro to their own set, which never came. a half hour electronic wall of boredom meltdown. Then these guys stepped out
When metronomy came out, it was a relief to most of us, who needed a break from the continuous round stream to and from the becks bar, serving only becks, a decent bier. Metronomy rock 3 keyboards from what i remember, and have touch night lights on their shirts, which through careful choreography turn on at certain points and entertain the masses. their set was tight, nothing new not on 'nights out', but i could be and absentees destroyed the majority of a bottle of bombay in the arvo, and the becks bar had a new fave group of customers (the tradehooks family). but all up, metronomy were fuckin sick, they are a band you really got to listen to if you havent, and go see them live and give them some AUD love.

Part of the tradehooks family went to see hot chip, supported brilliantly by holy ghost!
holy ghost played a set i could have listened to all night, a set alot of djs could learn from. but they were so good. the majority of the crowd turned up not long before hot chip started, so no great movements on the d-floor, except these two crazy kids in diamonte jackets.

hot chip played a great set, stuff from all the albums and i took a great pic. they were tight as, and had the crowd well revved. i would have liked to have seen what they were like at bdo.
I found this sweet holy ghost! Michael Jackson edit over at blouse

Get on the Floor (Holy ghost! edit) - Michael Jackson