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The Avalanches return in a hallucinogenic group dream, Rihanna remixed by Four Tet, Beck wows and more new music

The Avalanches: Frankie Sinatra A casual 16 years since their wondrous debut record Since I Left You, Australian electronic outfit The Avalanches have released their first single from the highly anticipated second album—called Wildflower—which finally has a confirmed release date: 8 July 2016. The group (now made up of Robbie Chater, James Dela Cruz and Tony Di Blasi) teamed up with Danny Brown and MF …

Clarks + DOOM: Limited Edition Wallabee

The unlikely footwear staple in hip-hop fashion history gets the NY treatment from the mysterious rapper

Only a handful of shoe designs can claim a true hip-hop pedigree. The Adidas Superstar (sans laces) owes its street cred to Run-DMC while the ’90s East Coast rap scene’s affinity for Timberland boots tripled sales over the decade. And British shoemaker Clarks owes part of its success to the Wu Tang Clan. The NY-based crew started wearing Wallabees (a moccasin-inspired shoe developed in Ireland) …

Wemoto Clothing: Rap Idols Series

Cartoonish skate decks that capture the style of hip-hop icons Kool Keith, Nas and MF Doom

Skateboard decks have almost become as much about artwork as skateboarding itself. Sometimes that’s just fine, especially in the case of German brand Wemoto Clothing‘s newly released Rap Idols Series. The decks feature three of the genre’s most influential rappers in the brand’s signature cartoon-meets-realist style. Each of the heroes dons their own unique style—with self-proclaimed weirdo Kool Keith in his “Black Elvis” garb—representative of …