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ComplexCon Day-2

The PUMA Galleria saw sneakerheads excited to check out the 90’s vibes in the Toys, Tech, Tracks and Trophies sections with line ups for the limited RS-X Toys custom sneaker works by JBF Customs and Alexander John inspired by 90s Tech and Mix Tapes respectively. The artists also did live custom designing demos at the courtyard. All pairs were sold out in minutes. PUMA also unveiled the upcoming collaboration pack with Hot Wheels – the RS-X Toys Hot Wheels that release on December 1st.

Special guests Kali Uchis, A Boogie Wit a Hoodie, Yo Gotti and Nipsey Hustle all came out to promote and sign the limited-quantity bootleg tees designed by Chinatown Market. Each tee design were inspired by each artist. YesJulz and her 1AM radio crew continued with their live broadcast from the PUMA Galleria and interviewed the artists mentioned above plus a whole lot more. Also seen were Emory Jones, Upscale Vandal, Karrueche and Victor Cruz, among the many celebrities who dropped by.

To celebrate the launch of Cadillac’s newest vehicle, the XT4, Cadillac & Nas dropped a one-of-a-kind Cadillac crest piece and gold chain filled with yellow diamonds, black diamonds, rubies and sapphires. While Nas was signing custom Cadillac/Nas/Complex Merch he surprised a lucky fan by giving the chain to them, creating a once-in-a-lifetime moment with the most coveted drop at the event.

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DJ Akademiks and A Boogie wit da Hoodie battled it out during a live episode taping of “On the Sticks,” the new interactive gaming series from Complex and Xbox. The two played NBA 2K19 with A Boogie wit da Hoodie emerging as the champion. The series launches Friday, November 9 on Complex’s YouTube channel.

Virgil Abloh headlined ComplexCon(versations) to a packed house of 700 fans. He was joined on stage by emerging designers (b).stroy, comprised of Brick Owens & Dieter Grams, as well as Ev Bravado and Rhuigi.

Nas, Big Boy, Jeff Staple and Tinashe stopped by the HBO barbershop experience that was promoting the new series “The Shop.” Capitol Records’ James Davis, Njomza, BJ The Chicago Kid and Marc Byers joined artists Nick Grant and A Boogie wit da Hoodie for panel discussions at the booth.

Balvinhit the floor checking out the booths, posing for photos with fans, copping exclusive merch and more.

As part of Adidas Originals main event at ComplexCon, the brand joined forces with creative partner Pusha T to present a journey through three connected environments, reimagining a retro bank vault and penthouse office, to unveil a limited edition EQT Cushion 2 collaboration. Answering the popular demand for more cultural experiences, the mogul sat with 12 aspiring artists from Los Angeles for an opportunity at the adidas Originals Sound Labs Grant for musical development. Only five musicians made the cut after two days of listening sessions and now local LA semi-finalists Sareal, Lorine Chia, Ice Cold Bishop, Indiigo and Rugby Wild will continue the application process for the grant that will result in a winner in the first days of 2019. Also, King Push was joined by adidas Originals partner Pharrell Williams, who released pairs of the elusive adidas Originals N.E.R.D HU NMD and 50 pairs of never-seen-before PW HU P.O.D. System exclusive for the conference. Winners of the Friends and Family HU P.O.D. System pairs got to meet Pharrell as a special treat from the icon and Adidas Originals. And finally, Adidas Originals launched its new Los Angeles-focused social identity @AdidasLA alongside rap legend and creative ambassador Snoop Dogg. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of Doggystyle, the brand partnered with Snoop and LA’s World Famous VIP Records for a special pop-up experience. Snoop himself made a special appearance and signed 25 pairs of adidas Originals P.O.D. System sneakers that had been customized by LA artist Gregory Siffs.

Reebok closed out the weekend with its limited-edition Futsal Fusion R58 drop and the final silhouette of the the R58 Series, the Sole Fury Floatride. Lil Baby stopped by in celebration of the drop, purchasing the first ten pairs for lucky customers in line before customizing shirts for his whole crew.

Karen Civil introduced film narrator Pharrell Williams at Universal Pictures’ special screening of THE GRINCH Saturday night ahead of of its upcoming release.

GUESS JEANS U.S.A. x PLACES+FACES debuted at ComplexCon ahead of its global launch. Unique items such as reflective tees, photo-vests, cargo pant and tracksuits were the first to go. J.Balvin, Teyana Taylor, Made in Tyo (Tyoko), Olan Prenatt, Trill Sammy, Christian BULL1TRC, and Premium Pete all stopped by GUESS Jeans U.S.A. to pick up the goods.

Zen, a new e-commerce experience celebrating sneaker culture with a unique blend of commerce, storytelling, community, and events that launched at ComplexCon, gave away to lucky winners hundreds of pairs of rare kicks including Nike Air Mags seen in ‘Back to the Future,’ Undefeated Jordan IV, Nike Dunk SB Low Diamond Supply Co. “Tiffany,” all Supreme Nike SB Blazers and Dunks, and Adidas Chanel Pharrell Hu NMD.

Becky G bounced around on the giant inflatable art installation from FriendsWithYou Art Collective at the POPSockets booth.

Steve Aoki joined Kim Jung Gi for selfies in the Find Your Grind infinity room.

At McDonald’s Project Connect booth, exclusive designs by influencers Joe FreshGoods, Elise Swopes and Richie Lewere added to jean jackets, jerseys, long sleeve tees and book bags. Also at the booth, Teyana Taylor hosted a first-ever tasting of the new Triple Breakfast Stack for a lucky winner. Hosted by Kenny Burns, Lena Waithe, Don Benjamin and Marcellus Bennett dropped in to enjoy the drops, live DJs, McDonald’s McNuggets, world famous fries and soft drinks.

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Reebok Classic Enlists ‘90s-Inspired Vintage

In 1993, Reebok launched the Aztrek: an off-road runner that perfectly represented the wildly original and experimental designs of the time. Relaunched 25 years later, the Aztrek’s super-futuristic layers and chunky design embrace the heart of 1990s sneaker style. To celebrate the Aztrek’s return and honor the spirit of the ‘90s-era style it embodies, Reebok has launched a campaign featuring six ‘90s-raised tastemakers for a content series titled “Aztrek: 90s Re-Run.”

Featuring the likes of social media sensation Jay Versace, vintage streetwear re-worker Sara Gourlay of Frankie Collective, cult vintage shop owner Kirk Tilton of For All to Envy and more, the campaign was shot on a variety of mediums that champion the Aztrek’s past and celebrate it within the context of contemporary culture and style.

Each partner was shot in rare vintage ‘90s Reebok gear that they personally curated or custom created – resulting in five unique “one-of-one” capsule collections, all of which will be available for anyone to enter to win on Reebok.com starting today. Sourced from their own personal wardrobes, along with hours of vintage shopping, each collection nods to the singular style of the 1990s, as well as the Aztrek’s distinctive design elements and colorways.

Shot on film as an homage to ‘90s visual culture, the campaign imagery and videos span five truly epic off-road locations, illustrating the sneaker’s evolution from an off-path performance shoe to symbol for ‘90s-inspired style. From the pristine beauty of upstate New York’s national parks, to the enigmatic Joshua Tree and Death Valley desert landscapes and Utah’s breathtaking slot canyons, the campaign showcases the Aztrek’s new Fall/Winter colorways against unique off-road environments and vibrant landscapes.

A suite of films explores how – like the Aztrek – each partner’s unique personal style brings ‘90s-era values of experimentation, originality and self-expression into the contemporary style landscape. The campaign features the following partners:

  1. Jay Versace – Young humorist and social media phenom who built his name on his hilarious original characters, and recently has received major attention for his on-point ‘90s style.
  1. Sara Gourlay of Frankie Collective – Creative Director of Frankie Collective, a women’s streetwear label that cuts apart vintage ‘90s gear and sews it back together in new, trend-relevant forms to create custom, one-of-one designs. For her vintage capsule collection, she didn’t just curate – she sewed her own unique pieces.
  1. Kirk Tilton of For All To Envy – An L.A.-based, vintage fashion institution that began as a shop specializing in hard-to-find ‘90s athletic apparel before moving on to creating its own original clothing.
  1. Jordan Page  Best known as @VeryAdvanced, Jordan is a retro style expert and streetwear archivist whose memory and knowledge of ‘90s style moments is arguably the best on the internet.
  1. Josh Matthews and Angie Chavez – Two next-level vintage collectors and curators who are low-key responsible for the explosion of ‘90s looks you’re seeing everywhere.

Alongside the relaunched Aztrek, all individual partner capsule collections will be available to win via a giveaway on Reebok.com – a platform for individuals to recreate their own ‘90s-inspired style. To enter to win, the rules are:

  1. Be a U.S. resident
  2. Sign up to win at https://www.reebok.com/us/90s_rerun
  3. Wait for an e-mail from Reebok – they’ll select six winners at random and let entrants know if they’ve won.

Shop the new Aztrek Fall/Winter styles, available from $90, at Reebok.com. https://youtu.be/gAr1S0oC29w

Reebok’s Swizz Beatz 2018 DMX Series 2000

Just today Reebok Classic launched their SwizzBeatz 2018 DMC Series 2000 and it is getting some serious attention.

The inspiration for this head-turning pair of kicks is done by the rapper himself Swizz Beatz . Using colors of purple, orange, and blue it is no wonder why this pair of killer kicks is being talked about.

Not only does this design reveal something unique to the public, but it reflects Swizz’s artistic abilities as he applies the same artistic skills in the music industry. So, wait…Not only is he talented in music, but in designing as well? I sense some double threat–watch out folks!

As a way to promote this pair of sneakers, Reebok shot striking content of the rapper in the comfort of his own home–a place where he relaxes and gets creative.

The promotion of this can be found here if you have not yet seen it–speechless.

The message of his promotional video is that he surrounds himself with art that is considered “disruptive.” Something that he personally admires as inspirational, bold, and absolute daring.

“I wanted to do something with Reebok that was different than what we’ve done together in the past. I wanted to celebrate the ‘disrupters’ aka the Disruptive Kind on all levels,” says Beatz.

Dying to grab a hold of these kicks?  Your wish is my command. Click here to purchase them today for $140 (P.S. an orange colorway drops Friday, August 3rd)

Maty Noyes Releases New Single

NEW YORK, NY (June 22, 2018) – Maty Noyes shares her new single “Spiraling Down” today. Get it HERE via LAVA/Republic Records.

LISTEN HERE: https://republic.lnk.to/SpiralingDownPR

“Sometimes it’s easy to feel bullied by the world. Not feeling good enough or living up to everyone’s expectations.” Maty comments about the  message behind the new single, “Forget that, I’m going to embrace who I am, and where I am, and trust my journey. If you feel like you don’t fit in come sit with me.”

Originally hailing from Corinth, Mississippi and currently based in Los Angeles, Maty Noyes has driven smashes across the spectrum of genres. Discovered by music manager Phoenix Stone [Backstreet Boys, Este Haim, Danielle Haim], she made her buzzworthy introduction as the featured vocalist on “Angel”—the closing track from The Weeknd’s GRAMMY® Award-winning, chart-dominating triple-platinum epic Beauty Behind The Madness. On the heels of that success, she wrote and featured on Kygo’s RIAA gold-certified international smash single “Stay,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s Dance Airplays Chart, #2 on the iTunes US Dance Chart, and #8 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 Chart with over 445M streams to date. She also joined Kygo’s SOLD OUT in addition to delivering key performances at the 2015 VH1 Live In The Vineyard showcase and the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

Maty Noyes’ debut single “In My Mind”, was featured on her critically acclaimed EP NOYES Complaint.  The song quickly became a Spotify mainstay and has amassed over 100 million streams.  The successful debut was followed by additional hits “London” and “Say It To My Face”, which the New York Times described as “A calm, mature, post-electronic-dance-music anthem.”  Now preparing a brand new EP later this year, “Spiraling Down” sets the stage for more music to come.

Maty Noyes “Spiraling Down”

Main / Landing Page: https://republic.lnk.to/SpiralingDown

Spotify: https://republic.lnk.to/SpiralingDownDL/spotify

iTunes: https://republic.lnk.to/SpiralingDownDL/itunes

Apple Music: https://republic.lnk.to/SpiralingDownDL/applemusic

Google Play: https://republic.lnk.to/SpiralingDownDL/google-play

Amazon: https://republic.lnk.to/SpiralingDownDL/amazon

TIDAL: https://republic.lnk.to/SpiralingDownDL/tidal

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ABOUT LAVA RECORDS

Lava Records was founded in 1995 by Jason Flom in partnership with Atlantic Records. In 2009, Flom reclaimed the Lava imprint and entered into a partnership with UMG’s Republic Records for new signings. The label is now home to multi-platinum, award-winning superstars Jessie J, Lorde and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, as well as emerging stars including Greta Van Fleet, Maty Noyes and Stanaj.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (Belly, The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

A first look with Puma Basketball

Days after it was announced that Jay-Z was named Creative Director, Puma Basketball gave a first look at its new shoe “The Clyde Court Disrupt” inspired by Knicks Legend Clyde Frazier. Vibrant colors with a fashion forward appearance to fit the b-ball aesthetic but these aren’t the average kicks. These sneakers have been engineered to improve footing, flexibility, jumping, control and numerous things needed for the court. Many players are enthusiastic about this new release including Marvin Bagley III and DeAndre Ayton who are part of the Puma family. The estimated released date is the fall of 2018.

Bagley and Ayton rocking The Clyde court disrupt sneakers.

Karam McCullough holding The Clyde court disrupt sneakers

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Barns Courtney Shares New Songs

BARNS COURTNEY SHARES NEW SONGS,“KICKS” AND “NEVER LET YOU DOWN,” FROM

DEBUT ALBUM, THE ATTRACTIONS OF YOUTH,

OUT SEPTEMBER 29


Fans Who Pre-Order Digital AlbumWill Instantly Receive Six Tracks, Including Hit Singles “Golden Dandelions,” “Fire” And “Glitter & Gold”

 
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Barns Courtney has revealed the track listing for his debut album, The Attractions Of Youth, and shared a pair of songs from the album, “Kicks” and “Never Let You Down.”

 

Capitol Records will release The Attractions Of Youth on September 29. The album pre-order is underway now at all digital retailers. Visit https://barnscourtney.lnk.to/TAOYPR. It is also available for pre-order at https://barnscourtney.lnk.to/ShopPR. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive “Kicks” and “Never Let You Down” plus Barns Courtney’s new single, “Golden Dandelions,” and three tracks that appeared originally on his debut EP — “Fire,” “Glitter & Gold” and “Hellfire.” See below for the complete track listing.

 

Although Barns Courtney broke his foot in three places while diving off stage in July at Milwaukee’s Summerstage, as documented HERE, he wasn’t about to miss Lollapalooza. So, he performed from a hospital bed with crutches and a nurse in tow. His summer dates conclude with a return to Milwaukee tomorrow, September 9, for the Rock The Green festival. Visit www.barnscourtney.com for more details.


 

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The Attractions Of Youth
is an impressive statement from the young artist. From the raucous Americana excitement of “Hands” and “Hobo Rocket” to the more stripped-back sounds of “Goodbye John Smith” and “Little Boy,” it showcases Barns Courtney’s versatility and soaring vocals. The single “Golden Dandelions” is already in the top 20 at Alternative radio and has nearly two million streams to date. It’s his fifth track to surpass the one million streams mark. Before the album’s release, and with only one EP out to date, Barns Courtney has already surpassed 65 million combined streams globally — with nearly half of those streams in the U.S.

 

The album also includes “Fire,” a Top 5 hit at Triple A radio and a Top 15 hit at Alternative, and “Glitter & Gold,” which topped the Spotify UK Viral Chart and has been heard in promotional spots for Miller Lite, Showtime and the critically acclaimed film The Founder.

 

A member of the Green Bay Packers staff heard “Glitter & Gold,” and knew it would catch on with Packers fans. At the team’s request, Barns Courtney re-recorded the track as “Green & Gold.” It will be the featured song for The Packers‘ Fall 2017 NFL Season. Listen to “Green & GoldHERE and “Glitter & GoldHERE.

 

Barns Courtney has a cameo in the video for Charli XCX’s “Boys,” which racked up 15 million views in its first week. He has opened for The Who at London’s Wembley Stadium and has also supported Ed Sheeran, Elle King, Blur, Fitz and The Tantrums, Tom Odell and The Libertines.

 

The Attractions Of Youth – Track Listing

 

1. Fire

2. Glitter & Gold

3. Hands

4. Golden Dandelions

5. Hellfire

6. Hobo Rocket

7. Hobo Outside Tesco, London

8. Champion

9. Kicks

10. Never Let You Down

11. Goodbye John Smith

12. Little Boy

13. Rather Die

14. The Attractions Of Youth

ALL NEW EPISODE OF COMPLEX NETWORKS + SNEAKER SHOPPING W RITA ORA + NOW STREAMING!

ALL-NEW EPISODE OF COMPLEX NETWORKS’

‘SNEAKER SHOPPING’ FEATURING RITA ORA AVAILABLE NOW

Watch “Sneaker Shopping” on Complex.com and Youtube.com

Complex Networks released today an all-new episode of their hit series “Sneaker Shopping” featuring International pop-sensation Rita Ora. While visiting New York on a promotional stop for the hot summer series ‘Boy Band‘ and introducing her current single Your Song to the masses, the fashion icon stopped by Stadium Goods to chat with host Joe LaPuma about her love of “trainers.” In the episode, Ora explains her own personal sneaker style, where she keeps her collection and dishes about her experience working at famed shoe store Size, and her partnership with Adidas where she designed 15 capsule collections.
 

CHECK IT OUT BELOW:

 
DIRECT LINK: https://youtu.be/–zx1ie8RQ8

 
TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/user62402282/review/228852065/b66c654694

 

NOTABLE QUOTES:

“I remember seeing them and being like, ‘Oh my god. What are those?’ Rita Ora on her obsession with Jordan XIIIs

“I think it’s one of the quickest ways to get through to your fans.” – Rita Ora on artists getting their own shoes

“I went to Germany & I saw every single Adidas silhouette ever. Rita at the age of 15 would have cried.” – Rita Ora


SNEAKER SHOPPING, the #1 sneaker show on YouTube, features some of the biggest names in music, sports and pop culture including Kevin Hart, 50 Cent, A$AP Rocky, Amber Rose, Usher, WWE’s Shane McMahon, Chris Rock, former Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch, DJ Khaled, and New England Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft. The show, averaging nearly 2 million views per episode, airs on Complex.com and YouTube.