Photographer: Alfred De Tagle
Black Scale brings out our long-time fam DJ Synapse, for our April mix to bring you Mind Games. These are the Mind Games of DJ Synapse, a New York stalwart, and brand developer of 15 years. The songs in this mix were blended live with two Technics, a Rane mixer and Pioneer EFX-500 box. The songs were completely new to Synapse when he mixed them, so it’s an improvisational affair. After blending the songs (22 in 30 minutes), Synapse laid his cut, paste and scratch flavor, to the mix, something he has always been known for. These Mind Games are an attempt at a new way of looking at mixing. Black Scale x DJ Synapse Mind Games Mix Download Link
BLVCK x HUF Black Scale 5 Year Anniversary Plant Life Tie Dye Tee releases tomorrow March 14th, 2013 at 11am PST on Black-Scale.com and Hufworldwide.com This project is the second release of our 5 Year Anniversary Collaborations which we did the first one with Stussy and a few more to follow this one. We are very stoked on this project because it’s the first time we ever collaborated with HUF and both owners of Black Scale started in this industry working for HUF so it only made sense for this to eventually happen and why not do it with the signature HUF Plant Life graphic and add a few pentagrams.
Denim Jacket, Jeans Asher Levine T-shirt Nudie Necklace, Bracelet Black Scale Hooded Knit Asher Levine? Bracelet as Bull Ring Black Scale? T-shirt Asher Levine Jeans Nudie Necklace, Bracelet Black Scale Sweatshirt Asger Juel Larsen Jeans Asher Levine Fur-lined Boots Modern Vice Necklace, Bracelet Black Scale Hoodie Vintage Bracelet Black Scale Gloves Hermes Necklace, Bracelet Black Scale Photographer: Michael Tessier Styling: Ian Frisch Hair & Make up: Brittan White
A gloomy chilly day in Williamsburg Brooklyn was the set for this shoot Relapse Magazine had in mind for Lawson Rhys Taylor and ASAP ILLZ who modeled the Black Scale Fall 2013 Collection. We had a great time walking around BK doing what New Yorkers do best and that was finding ways to get creative and make moves to make that money. Thanks to Lawson, ILLZ and Relapse Magazine for having us be part of this shoot and make sure to check out Relapse Magazine online and your local newsstand. Photographer: Michael Tessier Hair & Makeup: Brittan White Models: Lawson Rhys Taylor & A$AP Illz
Black Scale has been very fortunate to have met so many talented people since opening our New York flagship location in 2010. One of those people is our good friend & up and coming sound engineer, Errich Reeves. Together we teamed up with KRAK! to bring you “THE MONAD.” The first of a trilogy collection, “THE MONAD” embodies what has escaped from music over the years – that feeling. From the intro track to the very last skit, super-producer, KRAK!, takes you through his world as he’s lived it – from darkness to light; from cornerstore raw to cathedral bliss; from hard drums and heavy bass to smooth violins and perfect percussion. KRAK! has created a new genre-bending sound. Allow “THE MONAD” to help you experience it. “I’ve been working on this project for a while now. It’s finally where it needs to be. I just want people to feel it- not just listen to it. As long as you … Read more
“F*CK SWAG.” You may have seen your favorite artists (Danny Brown, Heroes x Villains) rocking this phrase on their snap-backs or tees, but it’s more than just a phrase. It encompasses the ethos of Black Scale, the clothing line behind the slogan. It’s a new generation of street wear for a new generation of consumers. Founded in November of 2007 by Michael “Mega” Yabut and Alfred De Tagle, this San Francisco startup went from selling tees at the HUF store to opening up flagship stores in NY and LA, with pop-up stores sprouting up around the world. Although the founders have a background in music, they never intended their brand to be music-focused. They never even envisioned the brand becoming as ubiquitous as it is now. But here we are, the fatigues of choice for many of today’s hottest music “stvrs.” It could be their focus on the darker aesthetic or their insane attention to detail that their small design … Read more