Hi
This is my another update about fashion and most common mistakes we can make while creating our own style. I've been working in one retail brand for almost two years and since I started to work there I have become even more obsessed with clothes, style and everything related to fashion. In almost two years time my style was always changing and only now I see myself with making less and less mistakes while creating my own style. For this reason I am sharing those common mistakes and how to fix them.
Those will be general mistakes that I think everyone sometimes does. Not only for menswear style this time. 



EVERYONE HAS IT. I NEED IT AS WELL. NO YOU DO NOT
Do not buy all the must-have season pieces from high street stores. This is how you will end up by looking the same all the time and after couples of weeks you and everyone will get tired of your flower print shirt or sweatshirt with leather sleeves. It is fine to have one or two items that are trendy right now, but for me it is more important to focus of building my wardrobe by having many basic must-haves that I could wear with anything. 



I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT THIS BRAND
Do not stick to the same store all the time. Buying clothes from the same brand all the time could make your wardrobe and your whole style look quite similar like everyone else. I know how awkward it is to meet someone wearing the same clothes as you. To avoid this it is better to stop shopping at the same store all the time (unless you buy basic items) and try to find couple of different brands where you can look for more inspiration. Many time I have accidentally entered the store that I would never go to and most of the times I found items that I really liked.


I WILL NEVER SHOP IN THIS STORE. 
Forget the attitude 'this store sucks'. First of all, if you had quite bad experiences in that store with the quality of the clothes or it doesn't match you style then it is fine. You can still avoid that store, it is your choice. I am speaking about those fashion 'experts' who always stick to their favourite brands and avoid other stores, even though they've never been there or they just heard something from someone about that brand. C'mon, there are loads of places where everyone can find something new, you just need to try. If you go shopping with the attitude that you will not find something in particular store, then this is exactly what is going to happen.



MONEY SAVING TIP: DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO BUY? DO NOT BUY ANYTHING.
What if I am on the budget? Firstly, do not buy anything what is super trendy right now, nothing from high street windows. Keeping up with trends for someone can be super exhausting and even more expensive. That is how you will spend huge amount of money and will end up buying just couple of items. After couple of weeks you will need something new, because you have wore it enough and you need something new. Never ending circle. For the same amount of money you can buy more items if you do not rush yourself and look in different kinds of stores and won't forget basics. Or try to tidy up your wardrobe and you will definitely find amazing stuff there.
Lastly, if none of these works for you, maybe you do not know what you want at the moment, so you can just stop wasting your money and time for the things that you do not need.



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BANKS - GODDESS (REMIXES)





BANKS, an electronic and R&B artists from LA has just recently released her remix album for her debut record Goddess. Album includes Beggin For Thread, Waiting Game, Drowning, Brain, This is What It Feels Like remixes by different producers including Ta-Ku, Friend Within, Salva, Soul Clap and many more.

That's the first release of more music from BANKS since the release of Goddess in September. There are no official announcements about the upcoming music yet. However, BANKS shared two videos on her Instagram from her studio. She has definitely been working on the new music lately and it is worth waiting.


A video posted by BANKS (@hernameisbanks) on



A video posted by BANKS (@hernameisbanks) on


JAMIE XX





Even tough Jamie's debut album is not coming out until June, he doesn't stop surprising everyone about his upcoming debut In Colour.

Jamie xx shared two new tracks for Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 including Gosh and Loud Places featuring Romy from The xx. 
For The xx fans Loud Places will be a definitely a hit.




In addition to this, Jamie xx this morning took a very creative approach announcing his album's tracklist. He posted number of different colours in his Instagram account with different hashtag for each colour. Each hashtag had more photos from different accounts while one of them had a title for a track.

https://instagram.com/jamie___xx/

FULL TRACKLIST FOR IN COLOUR

Gosh
Sleep Sound
See Saw ( feat. Roy)
Obvs
Just Saying
Stranger in The Room (feat. Oliver Sim)
Hold Tight
The Rest Is Noise
I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) (feat. Young Thug and Popcaan)
Loud Places (feat. Romy)


TORO Y MOI - RUN BABY RUN






Chaz Bundick, aka Toro Y Moi has shared another song for his upcoming album What For? which is due to release on April 7. The song is called Run Baby Run and it is addition to previously shared songs Empty Nesters, Buffalo.

TOURIST - HOLDING ON (FEAT. JOSEF SALVAT & NIIA)





Tourist, an electronic music producer from London teamed up with Josef Salvat and Niia for his upcoming single Holding On.

Listening to the previous smashing hit from Tourist and Years & Years called Illuminate.


FEW NOLDER BBC RADIO 1 MIX




Electronic music producer and performer from my hometown Few Nolder last Friday made an appearance on B. Traits show. In 30 minutes long Futuresonic Mix he played songs from Jamie xx, Dark Sky and from his own music catalogue.

FUL TRACKLIST

HUDSON MOHAWKE - VERY FIRST BREATH



Hudson Mohawke has shared his first song from his upcoming album Lantern wich is due to release on 16th of June. Very First Breath is named "Hottest Record in The World" on BBC Radio1 by Annie Mac.
In addition to the single release, Hudson Mohawke also announced additional US tour dates in his upcoming tour. His tour starts in Miami next week and will be finished by the end of August in Reading festival in UK.

FULL TOUR DATES

LANTERN ALBUM TRAILER



ROISIN MURPHY - EXPLOITATION


Exploitation is another taste from the upcoming album Hairless Toys, the first album in eight years by Roisin Murphy. The single is addition to previous lead track Gone Fishing, both features in the Hairless Toys which arrives in 12th of May.

You can also check her expanded TOUR DATES.

PREVIOUS SINGLE GONE FISHING


JAMIE XX'S DEBUT ALBUM


Jamie xx is finally releasing his debut album and the official release is on June. In his latest cover story in Mixmag Jamie confirmed his upcoming LP will be called In Colour and will be released via Young Turks. Together with previous released tracks Sleep Sound and Girl, Jamie xx will release collaborations with Four Tet and his bandmate Romy Madley from The XX.

In addition to his collaboration with Four Tet, on 28th March he will be performing with him on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix.


If you go to official Jamie's website jammiexx.com and wait enough through off-air signal, you can listen to short previews of his upcoming album songs.

Hello
I Hope everyone's good and not tired of listening To Pimp a Butterfly and ready to see something new in my blog. I am going to start a new section where I will put my favourite outfits and street-style looks from the internet. I will try to find similar items from other high street brands that you can make your perfect look.

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A classic MA-1 style bomber jacket is one of the best choice for casual sports look. Matched together with oversized or longer length t-shirt with black skinny jeans or skinny joggers makes a simple and clean monochrome look. Any sneakers can go with this look or in this case brogue style shoes. And do not forget a cap or a beanie to make a more badass look.

GET THE LOOK
For a bomber jacket i definitely suggest checking ASOS or TOPMAN but if you prefer go for classics you need to check AlphaIndustries brand and their high quality bomber jackets.
For skinny jeans it can be easiest and at the same time the most difficult to find. The huge choice of jeans sometimes leads us to buying low quality jeans. Personally, for me TOPMAN jeans works the best.
Speaking about the shoes, if you are buying online, I suggest you to go to ASOS. The biggest choice of shoes I have ever seen in one place.

2

Another my favourite all-black look. All black never can be boring, as long as you can find perfect pieces to match your look. Leather bomber jacket together with longer length t-shirt and skinny jeans makes a perfect match for any occasion. Leather chukka boots gives a smarter look for the outfit.

GET THE LOOK
There could be many places to find leather bomber jackets but there is one simple jacket from ASOS for a quite reasonable price.
Longer length t-shirt from a high street brand you can find anywere. Topman, ASOS, H&M and even ZARA started to make longer length t-shirts.

3

Yes, it is possible to have a smart and sport look at the same time. Biker style leather jacket matched with white oxford shit for a smart monochrome look. Leggings with shorts together with black and white sneakers for a sporty go-to look. Legging and shorts match are still super trendy everywhere and you can find them mostly everywhere. However, if you do not wish to wear this combination, you can match this look with smart joggers or jeans.

GET THE LOOK
For a real leather biker style jacket I recommend do not try to save any money, because it is a long-term investment into your wardrobe. If you are looking for a similar one from this photo, have a look at Reclaimed Vintage leather jacket from ASOS.
White oxford style shirts you can buy everywhere, personally i recommend ZARA and ASOS.
I have never tried wearing leggings with shorts for go-to look, but that combination you can find at Topshop, ZARA and ASOS. 

4

Oversized and longline pieces are everything at the moment. Oversized long sleeve t-shirt together with leggings and shorts with white sneakers makes an ideal sports style look. Even though all the items are the same olive green colour, that doesn't mean that this look cannot be matched with other colours. Grey, white and black colour can make even better look.

GET THE LOOK.
For this oversized look outfit finding particular items can be quite tricky in the high street stores. Of course, you can find something in those shops, but for a bigger choice of similar oversized, clean and basic pieces it is better to have a look at independent brands. 
TRIKKI, ADYN, FEAR OF GOD and mostly REPRESENT CLOTHING. They are more expensive, but definitely worth investing.
However, if you do not wish to pay more, you can have a look at ASOS and their new introduced oversized and longer length line. Huge choice of clothes for perfect layering.


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KENDRICK LAMAR - TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY

Kendrick Lamar released his third studio album, a follow up to Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, called To Pimp a Butterfly. It was released a week ahead of official released on March 23rd and have received a massive support for Kendrick's work. The internet just exploded.


This record contains 16 songs featuring collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Anna Wise, Flying Lotus and many more artists.

To Pimp A Butterfly:
01 Wesley's Theory (ft. George Clinton & Thundercat) 
02 For Free? (Interlude) 
03 King Kunta
04 Institutionalized (ft. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg)
05 These Walls (ft. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg)
06 U
07 Alright
08 For Sale? (Interlude)
09 Momma
10 Hood Politics
11 How Much A Dollar Cost (ft. James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley)
12 Complexion (A Zulu Love) (ft. Rapsody)
13 The Blacker The Berry
14 You Ain't Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
15 i
16 Mortal Man

To Pimp A Butterfly is out worldwide and available to stream on Spotify.


Listen to first Lamar's singles from the latest album



AMBASSADEURS - CAN'T YOU SEE



Ambassadeurs is coming back with more electronic tunes with his upcoming EP Can't You See.
The new EP includes new tracks:
1. Can't You See
2. My Way
3. Everyday

The long-awaited debut album from Ambassadeurs will drop in the summer this year and shows to support his new EP and album have already started. Tour follows shows in Barcelona, Bristol, Rome and a four week tour in US.

Listen to my favourite track from Ambassadeurs.


More amazing and free to download tunes from Ambassadeurs on his SOUNDCLOUD

MORE TUNES TO LISTEN

ROISIN MURPHY - JEALOUSY



The Moloko singer Roisin Murphy is coming back this year with her first studio album in eight years called Hairless Toys, and just recently have announced a one-off dance single release on Crosstown Rebels.

The single is called Jealousy and it has two versions of the song. One is a 'house mix' and the other one 'disco mic', both were co-written and produced by DJ Parrot.



Roisin Murphy solo album Hairless Toys due to release on 11th of May via Play it Again Sam.
Listen to the first single GONE FISHING


FRIEND WITHIN - THE TALK FEAT. CAMDEN COX



Friend within have already made some massive tunes in the past including The Renegade or Mechanism together with Disclosure, have released his Label EP and now he is releasing another two tracks called The Square and The Talk. 

The Talk features vocals from Camden Cox and the song is more smooth downtempo tune than a typical track from Friend Within. 

GEORGE FITZGERAL - FULL CIRCLE



Berlin-based producer is finally releasing his debut album called Fading Love with is out on 27th of April. In addition to his debut album announcement, he dropped his latest single Full Circle featuring vocals from UK artist Boxed In.

AZALEA BANKS - WALLACE (VIDEO)


Azalea Banks just recently released her new video for the song Wallace, taken from her debut album Broke With Expensive Taste. This is not a regular video from Azealia or none of other artists. Banks have teamed up with Google to produce this interactive video.

To experience this video you just need GoogleChrome web browser and then you can start control Azealia's moves by yourself.

GIVE IT A TRY HERE



TA-KU x JADEN SMITH - BEAST MODE





Jaden Smith have teamed up with Ta-Ku, electronic music producer from Australia, for a Beastmode EP. Beastmode, a three-track collaboration was released as a continous track on Soundcloud.
Beastmode gives a classic hip hop vibes with chill out electronic music sound.

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE - WHAT KIND OF MAN (NICOLAS JAAR REMIX)



Nicolas Jaar have reworked the latest Florence and The Machine's recent single What Kind of Man. From a powerful pop anthem to 12 minute massive electronic track. 

What Kind of Man is from Florence and The Machine upcoming album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful which is due to release on 2nd June via Republic Records.


Listen to the original version of WHAT KIND OF MAN



JUNGLE - JUNGLE DELUXE VERSION




The deluxe version for self-titled Jungle's debut album is already out including videos from their singles and remixes. New remixes from Pau Woolford aka Special Request's VIP of Busy Earnin' and   Zomby's 92 remix of The Heat.

Listen to the remixes below.

BUSY EARNIN' (SPECIAL REQUEST VIP)


THE HEAT (ZOMBY '92 REMIX)

JOSEF SALVAT - HUSTLER (SOLOMUN REMIX)



Letest remix from a dance and house music producer Solomun was made for an emerging soul and electropop singer from Australia, Josef Salvat for a song Hustler.

Listen to the original version of HUSTLER


Summer season is approaching very fast and it is about time to start thinking how we will be having fun, where we will travel or which festival we will choose to rave at. 

Music and art festivals is one of those experiences where you forget about all your troubles and just enjoying everything that you can for the whole weekend. There are thousands of different festivals around the world for everyone where different music genres are being played or different types of art is represented. 

I will try to cover as much as I can to show you how many great different music festivals are happening around with their massive programmes. I would love to go to all of them and I suggest you not to wait, choose one or two and buy tickets while they are still available at quite affordable price.

This time LONDON/UK festivals.

FIELD DAY
LONDON, VICTORIA PARK
6 - 7 JUNE



This year Field Day London will start a festival season with another undoubtedly strong line-up. Over the eight years since the first Field Day in London, this festival become one of the best London's music festivals for electronic and alternative music scene.

So far, the 2015 line-up is is definitely not disappointing and makes to buy tickets already after the first line-up announcement.

Music this year: Caribou, Ride, Cashmere Cat, Chet Faker, Django Django, FKA Twigs, Hudson Mohawke, John Talabot, Kindness, Ten Walls and many more TBA.



LAST YEAR

FULL LINE-UP
TICKETS

PARKLIFE
HEATON PARK, MANCHESTER
6 - 7 JUNE


PARKLIFE festival near Manchester have never disapointed with their line - up. This year is no exception.  It is a host of huge indie, dance and hip hop artists. One of the hottest dance acts as Disclosure and Rudimental will perform at the same stage as hip hop legends Wu Tang Clan and Nas.

Music this year: Disclosure, Rudimental, George Ezra, Mark Ronson, Grace Jones, Jessie Ware, James Blake, Jamie XX, James Bay, Nicolas Jaar, Jungle, Tourist and many more.



FULL LINE - UP
TICKETS


LOVEBOX
LONDON, VICTORIA PARK
17 - 18 JULY

Lovebox returns this year to Vicotoria Park for another two day party. Snoop Dogg and Rudimental have just been announced as the headliners together with many more live performers and DJs. At Lovebox it is not about the music, there is lots of fun stuff too. Including performance, art, dance, food and the whole atmosphere is never enough for a two day rave.

Music this year: Snoop Dogg, Rudimental, Hot Chip, Annie Mac, Kaytranada, Little Dragon, Flume, MK, Maribou State, Jackmaster, including Dj Sets from Mark Ronson and Bonobo.


LAST YEAR


FULL LINE - UP
TICKETS 

LATITUDE
HENHAM PARK, SUFFOLK
16 - 19 JULY

This year Latitude Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary and will bring us the special line - up to Henham Park in Suffolk. It is one of the most broad-minded music festivals around with laid back and family-friendly atmosphere. No surprise it is being called one of the most successful music and arts festivals of the new generation.

Acts this year: Alt-J, Portishead, Noel Gallanghers High Flying Birds, Caribou, James Blake, The Vaccines, SBTRKT, LA Roux, Savage plus many more TBA.


FULL LINE - UP
TICKETS

WILDERNESS
CORNBURY PARK, OXFORDSHIRE
6 - 9 AUGUST

Combination of beautiful place, arts, food, culture and great music it is all about Wilderness Festival. Theather, opera, crafts, workshops, cinema and many more activities you can enjoy if you want to discover more than music.

Music acts this year: Bjork, Ben Howard, Roisin Murphy, Nick Mulvey, Hercules and Love Affair and many more.

 
FULL PROGRAMME
TICKETS

LAST YEAR


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