Friday, 31 August 2012

Going Out - Disco Deviance Presents: Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco

Tonight we are most excited about hitting up the Berkley Suite for Disco Deviance Presents: Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco, another fine addition to the now stellar selection of guests that the Berkley Suite has brought us this year. Others including the likes of Horse Meat Disco, Prins Thomas, Optimo and many more.

Pete Herbert and Dicky Trisco are the resident DJ's of the Disco Deviance label. The Disco Deviance label has been one of the main drivers in the recent disco resurgence in the past few years with these two at the forefront behind many of the best selling releases. Their strong DJ partnership and the unique sound, creating a hot blend of  old and new music across a number of different genres has resulted in them travelling to rock parties all over the world from UK festivals to as far a field as Australia and Japan.

Hopefully the first of many more parties from the Disco Deviance label, these are DJ's who like to get the party going with a strong focus on the strength and quality of music they bring, including their own personal edits making the party a truly unique experience. Not to be missed!

Details - Berkley Suite - 11pm - 3am - £5 All Night long - Check out the event page here for more info.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Fat Buddha Store - 27" Apple iMac

We have just installed a shiny new 27" Apple iMac on the shop floor at Fat Buddha Store to allow all our customers to browse through our entire range of products. By having the iMac on the floor for people to use, it will let them search through our list of brands, some of which are not out on the shop floor, show them different product options and colours, search by brand and make it easy to browse all our products in the one place. Our new updated website launches in the next few months, and boy are we excited about it going live.

Pop by the store to come check it out! We are open 9am - 6pm every day except Thusday when we open till 7pm and Sundays which are 12pm - 6pm.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

What's On - 10 Years of Get A Room

The Brunswick Hotel always plays a major role in the many local festivals and events occuring throughout the year in Glasgow's Merchant City with many goings on happening in their small basement bar, Basura Blanca which has attracted many sought after DJ's and artists through the years. This September they will hold the Get A Room Charity event.

They are also well known for throwing the annual Get A Room charity event which utilises the space of pretty much the whole hotel to create an evening like you've never seen before. This year will be the tenth year of Get A Room meaning that we will be in for a real treat. Get A Room takes place on Sunday 23 September 2012.

Expect to be entertained with DJ's, Artists, Installations and a Pedal powered jukebox over 7 floors of the Brunswick Hotel from 6pm with a secret after party in the City Centre till 3am. All for a ticket price of £8, and remember its for charity. Previously the event raised raised £3,300. £2,800 of which went to the Teenage Cancer Trust and £500 to Theatre Nemo.

 You can purchase tickets for Get A Room in store now but be quick because they are going fast!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Levi's Best of Red Tab

In store now we are proud to have a few pieces from the special edition Levi's Best of Red Tab Collection.

We have three separate denims from the limited collection which are all made from teh finest American imported denim and feature the classic 5 pocket design and contrast stitching, not to mention the original Levi's back pocket stitching and iconic red tab on the back pocket.

The three styles we have in store are the 508, 510 and the 511. The 508 is your regular fitting denim, whereas the 511 is cut a little more slim and the 510 super skinny. Check them out in store now and online here.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Music Monday - JJ DOOM

Last week saw the release of collaborative duo JJ DOOM's debut album "Key to the Kuffs" the album which was released through Lex Records features a number of different artists popping up on it such as Damon Albarn, Portishead's Beth Gibbs and Thom Yorke to name but a few.

The JJ DOOM project is the collaboration between  English born American rapper and serial collaborattor MF DOOM (also known as Metal Face, Metal Fingers, Viktor Vaughn, Zev Love X) ato the scene Brooklyn based  Jneiro Jarel who produces hip hop beats as well as rapping. With Jneiro's history  of production of Acid Jazz to Afro-Brazilian and everything in between and MF DOOM's a;ternative style and flow, the collaboration is something pretty exciting for the hip hop heads.

Last week saw the realease of their first video for first track "Guv'nor" which sees MF DOOM return to the screen after being away for a while. The video is pretty interesting in the way that they have used split images. The track sees features a chorus that takes us back to DOOM's London routes where he was born.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Daft Punk 1000% Be@rbrick

This week saw the drop of the special edition 1000% Daft Punk Be@rbricks in the form of Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel following the success of the previous 400% and 100%.

Standing at 70cm high these were first presented at the Medicom Toy Exhibition 2012 and are strictly limited in numbers. Medicom have been producing their iconic Be@rbick figures since 2001 the Daft Punk edition works so well as it maintains both the Daft Punk characteristics as well as the original Be@rbick sillhouette.

Guy Manuel and Thomas Bangalter will be available online soon and feature the Daft Punk style and logo. Available in store now.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Going Out - Todd Terje

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This Saturday Glasgow's Sub Club plays host to Norway's disco prince Todd Terje alongside residents Harri and Dom for Subculture. Be prepared for a touch of everything from his own personal edits and upfront gems that will have everyone getting down. He's known for all ways bringing a good vibe with a great selection and this is not likely to be any different.

With a strong influence from his older Norwegian counterparts Lindstrom  and Prins Thomas, Todd Terje has been an excitiing prospect with the release of excellently crafted disco/house tracks such as Eurodans and Ragysh and is know for his own personal edits ranging from Roxy Music to Diana Ross to Adam Ant. Prepare for something very special on Saturday.

You just know the place is gonna go off when he drops "Inspector Norse" his latest track which has been tearing up dancefloors all summer. It so simple but so catchy, perfect. 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Win Tickets for Party in The Park!

On Saturday 8th our friends Colours in association with Stereofunk are bringing their biggest party yet in the form of their brand spanking new event Party in the Park! An all day party that ams to bring the best elements of Colours, blended with the magic of Stereofunk to create something really special at Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell Scotlands biggest amusement park. Big things are planned for this so get involved.

The vast lineup includes all sorts of popular dance music artists ranging from the likes of Carl Craig, DJ Sneak, Inner City to Showtek and Ferry Corsten.

As friends of Colours we have been lucky enough to be given a pair of tickets to give away for free all you have to do is answer this question -

What city does Carl Craig originate from?

A - Detroit
B - Las Vegas
C - Montreal

Private Message us with your answer on our Facebook page here. The winner will be announced Thursday 7th September. You can purchase tickets for the event here.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Edwin x Lavenham Collaboration

The Edwin X Lavenham Lifesaver Set is in store now and we have the exclusive limited collaboration between the original masters of the quilted jacket, Lavenham and original Japanese denim brand Edwin to create a small outerwear collection consisting of a jacket and a gillet. We could not be happier to see two brands that we stock and value highly coming together to create a collection that draws inspiration from both brands history and ethos of high production quality.

Both items are made from a unique "Black Wool" fabric that has been developed exclusively for the project. It may not look like it but this is actually denim, 9.5oz that has been havily brushed in order to create the unique "Black Wool" finish which is soft to the touch.

With Edwin bringing the denim, Lavenham designed and manufactured the jacket basing the silhouette on classic lifesaver vests in their UK based Sudbury factory adding their renowkned quilting and removable Edwin shank buttons to allow the pieces to be washed.

The pieces are finished with collaborative branding on the inside neck, as well as branded detailing from both brands on the front pockets. Due to the exclusive collaboration and complicated denim construction process involved there are very limited numbers on these pieces. It really is something pretty special, both the jacket and gillet are available in store now and online soon.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Music Monday - Captain Murphy

A few weeks ago Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt and Brainfeeder honcho Flying Lotus dropped a track named "Between Friends" for Adult Swim, alongside them appeared mysterious rapper Captain Murphy with a lyrical style that sounded heavily influenced by MF DOOM/Madvillain. Since then Captain Murphy has released a couple more tracks including a remix of Hud Mo and Lunice's TNGHT project's Bugg'n but still no clue as to who the mysterious rapper is.

There are theories that it is Tyler The Creator with his voice pitched, as this sounds like exactly something he would do and has done in the past. However according to the Captain Murphy account it is not Tyler the Creator, but he is very thankful for all the free publicity he is getting from him.

The other theory is that it's the rapping moniker for Flying Lotus himself, with the lyrics ghost written by Earl Sweatshirt. This could also be plausible as Fly Lo is known as a producer with a sense of humour enough to take on this persona for entertainment purposes. There are also theories that it is all three artists together but until we find out we will just have to enjoy the music and videos that he keeps on dropping.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Hottie of The Week! - Azealia Banks

This week the Hottie title goes to Brooklyn born rapper, singer and lyricist Azealia Banks who has been causing it ever since she dropped her debut single 212 earlier this year which has been an absolute smasher.

She's known for explicit lyrical content and open attitude, which usually ends up in controversy. More recently she graced the cover of Dazed and Confused Magazine, she posed blowing up a condom, subsequently the cover has been banned in 7 countries. I dont think she'll be caring tho!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Carhartt Heritage - Stimbson Shirt

The Stimbson Shirt from Carhartt's great Heritage line has just arrived instore at Fat Buddha as part of their range for Autumn/Winter 2012. Coming from a long history of providing the Best in Class apparel for the active worker, Carhartt Inc. was established in 1889 in Detroit, Michigan, USA by Hamilton Carhartt. For over 120 years Carhartt has been dedicated to its mission of providing Best in Class apparel for the active worker. Standing for rugged construction, innovative design and exceptional standards of quality, durability and comfort, Carhartt workwear has become a legend in the skilled trades.Coming from this long history of workwear that stood the test of time, the brand pay tribute to their roots by picking up the best designs and materials of the early beginnings of Carhartt in the brands heritage collection. The shirt features front button fastening, pocket detail, leather branded tab and comes in a Teak Check colourway. You can check out some pics below.

The Stimbson shirt is available instore and online now at Fat Buddha Store. You can check it out here.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Going Out - The Glad Cafe Launch Parties

The Glad Cafe is a new cafe/venue based in Shawlands in Glasgow's Southside, the heart of Scotland's most ethically diverse community. The aim is to provide a hub that will encourage people from different backgrounds to meet and mix informally, where experimental music is given a platform and where creative people could find a home all while enjoying seasonal food and fantastic coffee. It will also act as a venue open in the evening, providing a home for the latest creative new and world music, and any other artforms that exist outside of the mainstream.

Conquering Animal Sound
This weekend sees the Glad Cafe open the doors of their brand new venue in Shawlands with special guests booked for both Friday and Saturday. Tonight sees Conquering Animal Sound take to the stage who have just announced their new album will be released by legendary Scottish label Chemikal Underground. Supported by the One Ensemble and Jonnie Common. Friday is already sold out so be quick if you want to pick up tickets for tomorrow.

The party really swings into action on Saturday when born and bred Southsider Rustie who recently one The Guardian's first album award steps up to play a homecoming DJ set. As well as Rustie music will be provided by Ben Butler & Mousepad and the Cru Servers. Get your tickets here.

The Glad Cafe is a truly exciting prospect and no better place for it than Glasgow's Southside. Here's to a good weekend!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Vans California - Carillo

Vans are pretty massive now, and it seems every kid is rocking a pair, BUT not the Vans California range, this is a range only sold in certain select boutique stores around the world, we'll be the only store in Glasgow selling this range.

Our favourite shoe is the Vans Carillo, a very good contemporary shoe, has styling cues from Clarks and so far has been very well received instore, its been attracting a lot of attention from the 'older' customer, great looking shoe and we advise you to keep your eyes peeled as their are some great pieces due in from Vans California..

Of course there is a full range from Vans Classics online and instore.
And there is still a fill range from Vans OTW online and instore.

What's On! - Edinburgh Fringe

Its that time of year again when our friends at the east coast host the largest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A three week street party throughout August in Scotland's capital city full of thousands of performers bringing all sorts of magical shows in all sorts of magical venues.

If you are looking for entertainment then this is the place for you with some of the biggest names in entertainment to unknowns looking to make their big breaks. Although comedy seems to be the main draw the festival really does cater for every art imaginable from comedy, theatre, dance, magic, music and a whole massive array of other stuff.
The fringe is well known to most of us living in Scotland and the UK and even more internationally in fact but here's a little bit of history you might not know. In 1947 during the Edinburgh International Festival (an initiative created to celebrate and enrich European cultural life) eight theatre groups turned up, uninvited and although not part of the programme decided to stage their shows anyway. Since then more and more acts and entertainment turned up resulting in the Festival Fringe Society being created.

The society allowed this collective of performances to be included in the festival programme, providing information to the artists and creating a central box office. 
Going to Edinburgh to check out the fringe is a must, if you can make go ahead you don't even need to go to a show because there is plenty going on in the streets and free events. check out listings and tickets etc here.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Exclusive - Puma Suede Eco tonal Pack

Tomorrow Wednesday 15th August sees the release of the Puma Suede Eco Tonal Pack, another addition to the hugely popular eco series.

The classic pair have had slight modifications to the look compared to the original release in 1968 however they still manage to maintain the original retro feel.

The pack  comes in two earth toned classic colourways Navy and Khaki brown. They feature the orginal premium suede and leather upper as well as the iconic gum sole as well as new oval laces.

The pack will be available in store from tomorrow and online here.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Music Monday - Todd Terje

You may have already heard of "Todd Terje" if not you will soon with the release of his infectious "Inspector Norse" single, which is looking to be one of the catchiest, exciting and probably one of the most simple dance tracks of the summer if not the year. The video for it is pretty funny too, keep your eyes peeled for the full short movie version to be released pretty soon.

Originally from Norway Todd Terje is a DJ/Producer who would be placed in the Nu-Disco genre. He started to build a large undergound following after he put out early re-edits and his debut single Euro dans, which has summer written all over. He's got one hell of a tache an all.

The Norwegian based DJ/Producer who studied Physics at Oslo University is likely to have been influenced by fellow Norwegians Lindstrom and Prins Tomas, in creating modern disco and some really excellent re-edits of old disco classics such as Chic - I want your love.

Luckily for us here in Glasgow Todd Terje will be playing Sub Club on Saturday 25th Aug, it's looking to be a belter!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Hottie of The Week! - Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk takes the Hottie of The Week title this week and you can see why. Russian born Irina is a model who is known for appearing on th e cover of US Magazine Sports Illustrated appearing in every annual edition. Other work includes Guess, Victoria's Secret and Lacoste.

She is also known for being the girlfriend of Real Madrid star and all general topper Cristiano Ronaldo, the son of a gun!