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Hello Summer

poolside Hello Summer

Lets welcome summer with open arms, beer in hand.

POOLSIDE‘s first LA set. If you like our WAVES ≠ RAVES mixes (new one coming soon) you’ll froth on these guys.
“Studio project from Los Angeles based musician – producer – DJ- friends: crafting music in their pool house turned recording studio that captures the sound of a perfect afternoon. Honing their many musical passions down to a few simple yet innovative concepts, communicated as “day time disco.”


WAVES ≠ RAVES vol. 3

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WAVES ≠ RAVES vol. 3
The second installation of our bi-monthly music drops curated by our friends at Gotta Dance Dirty.

The 3rd installment of the wave consists of some groovey jams that went over very well last friday when I [Dr. Schlongo] played @ the Vanguard with Miike Snow. They are timeless, and sure to take you to your special place. Get these on your hardrive and make some sweet sweet love. If last weekend included And-1-ravin’ in some sort of wacko outfit, these feel-good numbers should settle your post-Halloween juices nicely.

Waves ≠ Raves Vol. 1
Waves ≠ Raves Vol. 2

• Ajello – Moody Bang (Tensnake Remix)
• Azari & III – Reckless for Your Love (Tensnake Remix)
• Felix Da Housecat – Ready 2 Wear (U-Turn’s Evening Wear Edit)
• Grum – Through the Night (Beaumont Remix)
• Mark Seven – Sermon (Serotonin Edit)

!BONUS¡ due to tardiness..
• Roman Salzger – Alpha Centauri


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Took this along some pristine coast and can only think we make our own.

WAVES ≠ RAVES vol. 1

We are proud to introduce a new bimonthly music feature for the site. We have teamed up with our homies over at Gotta Dance Dirty – one of the premier US electronic music sites – to bring you WAVES ≠ RAVES vol. 1.

GDD specializes in Pounding Pounding Electro Music, Getting Down With Our Bad Selves, Choons! Time Traveling, Ludacris Speed, Dirty Synths & The Afterparty. So with that, enjoy WAVES ≠ RAVES vol. 1. IN GDD WE TRUST.
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Waves ≠ Raves Vol. 1
Aeroplane – Superstar
Miami Horror – I look to You (ft. Kimbra)
Royksopp – This Space
Human Life – In it Together (Kris Menace Remix)
Groove Armada – I Won’t Kneel (Beaumont Remix)

“The Wave consists of hand-picked jems that inspire us, tickling and tempting our creative juices. Some are old, some are new, but it is what we are listening to now. They are groovey, flowing, and sun-kissed just like that perfect wave. They are uplifting and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. They sound the best with a babe in one hand, a cold brewski in the other, and the sand beneath your feet. Stay Dreamy.” – G.D.D.

If you can’t wait 2 weeks for the next one, head over to Gotta Dance Dirty for all your dirty dancin needs.
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be on the lookout for some more GDD x tAc heat…

El Scorpio

Spent a week or so surfing in the desert and clearing my mind. In between the overhyped back-to-back-to-back swells and a few all time sessions we did a lot of logging and beach drinking, party waves and poses.

I have never flown,

but it feels like flying in an airplane using a reciprocating engine

I can’t tell you how peaceful it is.”
Shinya Kimura

EPIC video via one of my favorite site TSY

RR x RR: Phantom II Merlin

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At first glance this Rolls Royce might look like any other Concours car. Then you see the 6 pipes peeping out the side of the hood.
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That would be the 27 liter Rolls Royce V-12 Merlin Mk 1 airplane engine.

“The Merlin didn’t just power Spitfires, Hurricanes, and Lancaster bombers, it saw service in MTBs (motor torpedo boats) and tanks. So successful was the Merlin that 149,659 units were built, some 37,000 under license by Packard in the U.S. Lord Tedder, Marshal of the RAF and the man charged with development of aircraft during the Battle of Britain, attributed victory to “three predominant factors: the skill and bravery of the pilots, 100-octane fuel and the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine.””
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The 7 year process was done to Rolls Royce spec levels. These are all functioning dials needed to properly operate the engine. Note the amazing detailing in the door panel.
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“The catalog credits veteran English dealer Nick Harley—the man who bid $10 million for the Bugatti Royale at auction in 1987 and now enjoys life in his fortress-like retreat on the Côte d’Azur—with the creation of this “special-to-trump-all-specials.” However, a quick call to Harley reveals there’s more to the story.

“Chassis 64GX left Crewe as a standard Phantom II saloon, but in the late 1970s, Rolls-Royce collector Nicholas Harley of London decided to create a showcase of British engineering might. The restoration that ensued spanned approximately seven years, during which time the Phantom II frame was lengthened, reinforced and fitted with this lovely Gurney Nutting-inspired body constructed by Wilkinson’s of Derby, and a 27-liter Mk I Merlin V12 engine was fitted, fed by two fuel pumps delivering 100 gallons per hour.”


Deus Ex Machina

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Yesterday I made it to the hallowed ground of motorcycles, track bikes, surfboards, coffee, and riding gear, that is Deus Ex Machina. You may remember Deus from the epic surf/moto trip, Lovers Land, that we covered a while back, or from this amazing build. Unfortunately I forgot my camera battery (DUH!) in the charger so enjoy these screengrabs and check their site for more info.
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How rad is this 50? Untouchable coolest kid on the block status with one of these.
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Most of their bikes have dope hand painted and pinlined tanks.
frejus Deus Ex Machina
This pic is for my dad – 1959 Frejus with a full Campy set – the same thing he was rocking around the bowery decades ago… cost? they said pretty much priceless.
clothes Deus Ex Machina
Deus has been really expanding their apparel line lately and its looking great.
gloves Deus Ex Machina
Coolest gloves EVER
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If you’re around Sydney next Saturday, this definitely sounds worth checking out.
Big Ups to Carby and the rest of the crew for keepin the streets classy with finest 2 wheeled options this side of Japan.

Party Tested

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Mike (Beachlife) and I spent some quality time yesterday testing the Radiant Baby snap backs. Suffice to say, they are 100% party tested and guaranteed to help you live the dream.
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Be Stupid, its Friday…

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Another brilliant ad campaign from Diesel.

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Thanks to SAH for this one.