Blog - August 2009

One of our favorite Japanese imports, retailer Uniqlo, is about to set up shop in Paris’s infamous retailer, colette (no relation to our Colette). The temporary pop up shop runs from August through September.

Uniqlo is a Japanese retailer specializing metropolitan urban city wear and hip design heavy packaging. If you are ever in New York, drop by their NYC location. They also take the prize for having the most crazily confusing and possibly longest site on the web. The NYC location has been a long supporter of Om. They also have perhaps some of the most unique and hilarious marketing campaigns.

Visit to check out possibly the most content heavy, longest website, and find out more about the Uniqlo x Colette pop up store.

Posted by: on August 31, 2009 @ 11:24 PM
Posted in: Style

Juxtapoz Magazine is throwing a charity auction raising money for the Power House Project of Detroit. Presented by Upper Playground, the auction features works from 100s of respected street artist including Shepard Fairey, Doze Green, Todd “Reas” James, Thomas Campbell, Tim Biskup, KR, Big Daddy Roth, WK Interact, Clayton Brothers, Andrew Schoultz, James Jean, Ron English, Craola, David Choe, Mike Giant, Paul Insect, Jeremy Fish, Alex Pardee, Saber, David Ellis, Boogie, D*Face, Cody Hudson, Herbert Baglione, and more.

Power House Project of Detroit seeks to purchase and renovate foreclosed and abandoned houses in the Detroit area. Through the renovation they seek to create local jobs. Power House Project raises awareness of the problem of people disenfranchised by the current economic crisis, while encouraging a sense of community.

Visit To See The Pieces.

Source: Juxtapoz Magazine

Posted by: on August 29, 2009 @ 5:45 PM
Posted in: Take Action

Fool’s Gold artist Treasure Fingers lends his remixing skills to a brand new solo single from Greenskeepers main man, James Curd. Treasure Fingers brings a special bright disco flare to James’s quirky electronic tune, “Back Off”.

Known for his hit remixes for artist like Little Boots, Estelle, Kid Sister, Empire of The Sun, and many more, Treasure Fingers has won the hearts of both hipster and house bloggers alike. We don’t really wear skinny jeans, but we’d gladly throw on a pear while listening to this remix.

Click Here To Purchase James Curd “Wills and The Wonts” From

Listen To James Curd “Back Off (Treasure Fingers Remix)” Here

Posted by: on August 27, 2009 @ 10:47 PM
Posted in: Music

There has been a lot of recent talks about bikes here at Om with a few staffers recently acquiring brand new bikes. I, on the other hand, don’t own a bike. If I ever did, it would be this bike.

Teague has come up with a new concept bike called Pulse. The sophisticatedly designed bike comes with LED turn signals, a rechargeable pack, and forward thinking design.

Click here for a detailed look at the bike.

Posted by: on August 27, 2009 @ 9:08 PM
Posted in: Style

I know I risk offending a handful of you, but I just can’t resist. Progressive trance god (?), Paul Oakenfold, has produced Madonna’s new track. So what? They’ve just released this music video teaser and it’s hilarious. Oakenfold makes a cameo with a dance move that can only be described as a set up to a “fist pump”.

What’s the heck is up with him? Too much trance in the Ed Hardy pants!

Click Here To Watch it On

Posted by: on August 27, 2009 @ 8:33 PM
Posted in: Funny Stuff

They were the second most played track on tastemaker radio station KCRW only after Radiohead. Their relentless tour schedule had them circling the US gradually playing larger and larger venues as more cities and dates were added. They topped everyone’s favorite list for bands you probably don’t know about. They eventually caught the attention of DJ Shadow and TV On The Radio, who later asked them to open for them on the US tour. All of this without US distribution of their record.

Little Dragon’s new album “Machine Dreams” is a pop / electronic masterpiece! The tracks that have already leaked are a nice preview for what’s to come. This Swedish quartet has become one of my favorite groups. Pick it up on iTunes.

Download Little Dragon “Blinking Pigs” From

Posted by: on August 27, 2009 @ 7:24 PM
Posted in: Music

Child’s Play Records is hitting the festival circuit hard this weekend, taking over both Outside Lands in SF and Street Scene in San Diego.

Our man Amp Live is working hard this weekend playing the official Outside Lands after party at The Independent of Friday, the 29th with Street Sweeper Social Club which is Boots Riley (The Coup) and Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) new super group. Amp is set to perform live showcasing songs off his forthcoming album entitled ‘Murdered at the Discotec,’ which drops early next year. Joining him on stage is Fool’s Gold own Trackademicks and mc/vocalist K.Flay. Be sure to arrive early because this show is guaranteed to sell out. If you’re heading to the festival on Saturday, be sure to get there early for a special performance by Zion I. Later that night, don’t sleep on TV on the Radio and Mars Volta, two of our favorites in the office. Finally on Sunday, be sure to catch Amp Live rock the DJ Tent from 4 – 6pm. Click here to check out the full schedule for the Outside Lands festival.

Stay classy San Diego. This weekend is the infamous Street Scene festival featuring Child’s Play recording artist Bassnectar. Gearing up for the release of his next record ‘Cozza Frenzy,’ Bassnectar stays crushing kids eardrums stealing the show at both Lollapalooza and Shambala this summer. Be on the look out for the worldwide release of the ‘Cozza Frenzy’ single featuring remixes from Z-Trip as well as a heavy bass remix from Bassnectar himself. For more info on this dude, hit his website up where you can grab free downloads, stream live mixes and peep his upcoming tour schedule.

Posted by: Jonthecorner on August 27, 2009 @ 10:22 AM
Posted in: Events

Greenskeepers’s main man, James Curd has been releasing solo music for years under his label, Greenskeepers Music label and here at Om. Last year, they licensed “Vagabond” to the commercial use for “Grand Theft Auto IV”. With a new legion of fans and a ton of new material coming out, James along with new Greenskeepers member, JDub have taken some time to produce a single for everyone’s favorite disco, electronic, rock label, DFA Records.

The single has quickly become his top downloaded single. Check for James Curd’s new single, “The Wills and the Wonts” on Om’s Child’s Play Records.

Discover Greenskeepers here.
Discover James Curd here.

Here we are again….we can’t help but say “we told you so”.

Click Here To Purchase The Single.

Click Here To Listen To James Curd Feat. JDub “We Won’t Stop” Out On DFA Records.

Posted by: on August 22, 2009 @ 11:43 PM
Posted in: Music

Nothing will ever replace good old illustration. Japanese born Yuta Onoda has re-established our love for a beautifully illustrated piece. His Asian influenced pieces flow like Japanese calligraphy with hip colored western inks. Despite how fluid the pieces feel there is a unique distinct presence of strength and power.

Yuta Onoda has been shaping his art aesthetic through various forms of media, hoping to find new avenues to express himself. If you are in Portland Oregon, check out his upcoming show at Compound Gallery.

“Textbook History” at Compound Gallery
Dates: September 3rd – 27th.
Compound Gallery
107 NW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

For more information on Yuta Onoda visit or

Posted by: on August 21, 2009 @ 2:08 PM
Posted in: Visual Stimulation

The ultimate “we told you so” moment has just occured… We’ve been telling you how talented our beloved Mike Monday is! Now Mike Monday and his friend Will Saul have remixed one of the best electronic albums this year. Juan MacLean’s (half of LCD Soundsystem) have just released their big single, “Happy House”. Amongst the big name producers on remix duty, Chateau Flight, Matthew Dear vs. his alias Audion, VHS or Beta, Paul Woodford, and Om’s very own Mike Monday.

Mike & Will’s remix is what our Alvaro would call AMMA-SING”. If you slept on him the first time, discover him again. Mike Monday “Songs Without Words – Part One” Top Beatport and iTunes Best Picks of 2008. Discover it here.

Click Here To Purchase The Single From

Listen To Juan MacLean “Happy House (Will Saul & Mike Monday Remix)” Here

Posted by: on August 20, 2009 @ 11:16 PM
Posted in: Music


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