Here’s a quick rundown of what to fill your stockings with this year, some of our favourite merch from independent labels round the world. Happy holidays from Mixpak!
It’s a wonder it took the NS camp so long to make merch, but it’s finally here and has already been spotted on the one Bun B! Get it here.
Mad Decent always have a strong merch game, especially their collab with Mishka. Get it here.
Trouble & Bass
Fellow NYC label Trouble & Bass have a crazy range, from watches to artwork. Get it here.
Fool’s Gold always put design quality on the same level as their music, check out their new collab with aiaiai. Get it here.
Stones Throw goods usually sell out before you can say Madlib, get one of these Dam Funk ’1999′ inspired tees before they disappear. Get it here.
Representing for the dancehall camp, Shimmy Shimmy reprinted two of their sold out designs in time for the holidays. Get it here.
If you have a little extra dollar to spend, this limited edition of 30 stadium jackets from French label Sound Pellegrino is the one. Get it here.
and of course, our very own:
As seen on Schlachthofbronx! Represent for Mixpak with these two exclusive tees. Get it here.
Fools Gold signee and all around amazing enigma Danny Brown announced that he will be releasing his first LP XXX on Fools Gold for free this week. And even though this video for Guitar Solo (off the acclaimed 2010 mixtape The Hybrid) has been around for a while I can’t help myself from returning back to it. I don’t know whether it’s the excellent story telling, the simplicity of the hook or the guy in the Seattle fitted playing guitar in off-putting places such as a hospital or outside a convenience store.
Dre Skull is in Miami for this year’s WMC parties.
Catch him at the Trouble & Bass party where he will be playing alongside Nero, Bart Bmore, Harvard Bass, Deathface, Plastician, Udachi, J-Wow, Classixx, Tittsworth, L-Vis 1990, Sonic C, Nadastrom and T&B Crew: Drop The Lime, AC Slater, Star Eyes, The Captain and more. Details here.
He’ll also be playing a set at the Mad Fools party which is Mad Decent’s and Fool’s Gold’s collaborative bash. The lineup includes Hardwell, Jokers Of The Scene, Dj Sega, Nacho Lovers, Nadastrom, L-Vis1990, Craze, Congorock, Kill The Noise, Flashing Lights – Nick Catchdubs, Dj Ayres, Jubilee, J-Wow, Camo UFOs, Savage Skulls, Breakage, Nick The V and Jillionaire. Full details here.