Out and About over the next few weeks…

Out and About over the next few weeks…


[As Lara would say, this track is murky. I’m also off to see Fused Forces spin tonight – so hit that all important play button and read on]

Now that I’ve got the most important post of today up and on teh internets it’s time to start the bumpber amount of updates I’ve still got to blog today! You lot are in for a treat (if new FatKidOnFire content are your kind of treat)…

First off is tonight’s festivities. If you’re into your dubstep you’ll know of GetDarker (if you don’t then you either don’t really know your dubstep or you need your head checking out) – this site is one of the biggest dubstep powerhouses there are. As it happens, they also enjoy throwing fookin’ awesome bassy shindigs in the fine venue that is East Village (EC2A 3HX). Tonight is their third FREE This Is Dubstep” event (running 9pm-2am) and is also the SW4 Festival pre-party with one of the biggest line ups for a free party I’ve ever seen. Kromestar, Seven, Cyrus b2b Darkside, Tunnidge and Fused Forces. All on the one, absolutely free, bill! HUGE. Peep the flyer below (apologies for the size, couldn’t find a bigger one) for details on how to register to enter – you’ll need two as “This Is Dubstep” 1 & 2 were capacity events! If you can’t make it down, fret not because the entire night will be shown on GetDarkerTV (see if you can see me, rocking the new FatKidOnFire tee, and DBD’s Chris getting our bassfaces on).

Looking for something to do this Satuday? Look no further…

Remember Art. Daley and the rest of Crook Street Gang? Along with London brands Benjart and Ask Your Girl/ Star Player; grime heavyweights DTA London and East London’s fine streetwear emporium Wholesome, Art. and CSG will be attending (and performing) at “Off The Radar 2010” at Westbourne Studios (W10 5JJ). Benjart will be dropping the first piece from their A/W10 collection – the Benjart Class of 2010 polo.

The Benjart Class of 2010 polo shirts feature our metal encrusted HrH badge and come in 3 Natural colourways -Ice white , Caramel, and the previously released plain black. The shirts will initially be available at Off The Radar and will then be available on our online store.

If your fancy is more taken by the bigger international brands like Mishka, Crooks & Castles, 10 Deep, Vans etc you’re still in for a treat as Wholesome will selling their stock at the event. Peep the flyer below for all the details you need.

Finally, something a little bit different. If you’re located in or travel to Bristol and like your vintage clothing this next one’s for you. Bristol has been hugely lacking in a decently-sized vintage clothing store, so the hugely talented Shop Dutty girls are taking Bristol’s shopping scene and putting their 1950-1990s fashion spin on it. A wise move indeed if you ask me! Read up on the ideas behind The Gold Mine below.

Vintage superstores have been a fashion go-to in major cities in the past decade but Bristol has yet to establish one. Recognising this gap in the market and a desire for affordable vintage in the city, Shop Dutty founders Louisia Jones and Joh Rindom decided to launch The Gold Mine – an exciting new pop up vintage superstore located in Stokes Croft.

Joh (left) and Louisa (right) are fast becoming a driving force in Bristol’s fashion scene – between them they founded and run clothing boutique Shop Dutty, set up fashion events collective ‘The Fash Pack’ and have been featured in Vogue and Grazia magazines. The Gold Mine is set to be a similar success and forms part of a wider initiative – a not for profit organisation ‘Dutty Enterprises’ which aim to support women in fashion.

The ethos behind the Gold Mine is simple – provide a wide range of vintage fashion pieces from the 1950s up to the 1990s under one roof. With 7 years vintage fashion experience between them, the girls have an eye for gems and have worked hard to source high quality trend led pieces. Shoppers can expect to get dresses from £8, skirts from £5 and jackets from £15.

The Gold Mine will be housed in the the heart of Stokes Croft – opposite Pieminister in the building which previously held the ‘Central Reservation’ art space. The superstore will be a fun and colourful space withl decorations, music, and a place where you can drop your bags to grab a cup of tea and a cup cake.

The Gold Mine runs from August 2nd until October 14th. The opening evening is this Sunday 1st August from 7pm – drinks supplied by Turning Leaf Vineyards and music from local DJs.

Now I know The Gold Mine is going to do well – purely because Louisia is wearing Infareds. Such a big look! So if you’re in Bristol this Sunday (1st August) hit up Stokes Croft and support the Dutty girls in their latest venture. If I can afford the train fare I will be! Peep all the details you need on the flyer below.

Hopefully this will have given you an idea of what to get up to if you’re like me and haven’t got much to do with yourselves. Hopefully see you there.

Peace, love and respect.