Apologies for the lack of posts, we've been a little busy of late with the actual stuff that pays the bills. Which leads us to this, our latest work for Reebok Classics..
It's been a long time coming but we can finally reveal our work with Reebok Classics. Reebok Classics: 'Give Me Your Classics And I'll Show You The Future’.
The Rig Out was asked to create the debut ad for new trainer (sneaker to our US counterparts) brand - Brandblack. Shot in a dystopian future (a downtown LA warehouse earlier this year) and featuring NBA star, Jamal Crawford of the LA Clippers. Once again, Antony Crook was on director duties.
So, here's part of what we were up to in Hawaii. Cult-Scottish band, Mogwai once again asked us to make a music video for them. The track this time is called The Lord Is Out Of Control and comes from the forthcoming long player 'Rave Tapes'. Filmed and directed by Antony Crook with styling by myself..
We are back and broadcasting live and direct from the Rig Out Radio pirate radio transmitter ship. Tony Blackburn is piloting the boat and he's wearing a captains hat. He's not really. But if the Rig Out Radio was a sea going vessel it would be the Love Boat...
We are old enough to remember the 90s the first time around. And most of the 80s. And possibly the 70s. And whilst not ones for looking backwards (Remember that whole heritage thing a while back? Ho ho) we can appreciate when elements from the past get re-appropriated and picked up by the younger generation...
This Autumn the Rig Out has gone back into the trees (again). Never say never. For their 40th anniversary, Timberland have asked the Rig Out to collaborate on its LTD project by creating a film (directed by Antony Crook), a magazine (and online magazine): The Timberland x Rig Out - 'Into The Trees'
Only in the nations former dance capital are you going find someone eating last nights curry and rice with chips and a spoon. Baracuta owners WP Lavori recently asked us to make a film on a few of our favourite subjects, Oi Polloi, Manchester and jackets.
We hoped you liked football with your football while you're watching the World Cup football so we thought we'd give you more football...
As promised last week, here is our film celebrating the Manchester-leg of the Boomtown project. We braved the storms that hit the UK on Thursday the 6th of December to put together this film shot with the help of Oi Polloi, for their Boomtown event held at the nearby 20-22 club..
As promised the first of our exclusive mixes for Boomtown by Levi's Vintage Collection. All recorded from original vinyl records from Detroit between 1960 and 1966 ... ..from the soul of little willie john to the snarl of the unrelated segments. Press play or download to enjoy on your portable hi-fidelity equipment.
No, we can't believe it either. We are at large and in charge, Rig Out VII is in stores this week. Featuring the usual mixture of photography and nonsense about stuff - Palace editorial by Ewen spencer, articles by Phil Thornton and Ian Hough, Baracuta editorial by Neil Bedford, Paul Mittelman interview, stuff by Antony Crook and more. All sewn up nice and bonny by our very own Saville (Peter not Jimmy)-Esque designer, Andy Bird.
Our latest issue sees us once again teaming up with the great and good of the menswear world. Shot mostly in the Big Apple with most of the content having an NYC theme, we dedicate this issue and all profits made to the Sandy Appeal. Which means they'll probably get a cool £12.54.
The Rig Out Radio returns with a mix designed to knock your socks back on. Get out in the back garden. And just lie there. If its chillingtons you’re after then this is the mix for you. This time brought to you by Jolyon Green whose recent compilation Originals 4 (compiled with his DJ partner Matthew Burgess on Claremont 56 ) we cannot recommend enough. Its top.
DISCLAIMER: THE RIG OUT DOES NOT NEED JESUS TO TELL US WHEN OR WHEN WE CANNOT EAT EASTER EGGS. But we do need him as part of our life to see us through those difficult times. Hence, we are doing this weeks friday mix today - thursday! It is indeed a miracle.
This week's mix comes courtesy of A Silent Flute (Nat Thomson), It is a bit of a slower mellow vibes (mellow birds?) effort to ease you into tuesday after last night's great news. In Nat's own words: "Pretty into the idea of chilling out by lakes and streams right now..
There's not many days here at Rig Out towers when a mix by DJ Graeme Fisher hasn't been grooving out of our high fidelity sound players. He's got vibes in which we dig. So when he agreed to to us a mix for our Rig Out Radio sessions we were bloody well delighted...
This was a short film collaboration between the Rig Out and Woolrich Woolen Mills, with Mogwai again providing the perfect soundtrack. A journey of the soul, this was shot in Norway's arctic north. James Bowthorpe was depicted riding into a crescendo of light and oncoming traffic.
Did somebody order some vibes? It's Friday pop pickers and Rig Out Radio is go! This mix is brought to you by Andy Pye of the excellent Balearic Social. This one is another more relaxed Balearic vibing on a vibe type dealio... enjoy.
Il Bosco is the man behind Red Laser Records, a Manchester based label putting out boogie-funk, italo-disco and proto-house inspired sounds… or 'Manctalo synth-jizz' as he'd put it. Recorded live off vinyl in one-take, his 'Red Laser Rig Out' includes tunes old and new — including tracks by artists on the label; Starion and Wet Play's Ste Spandex.
...100% Horsebeat? Dave Cooke has worked with everyone from Moloko to Warp Records. We asked him to up the tempo a bit for the second of our Rig Out Radio sessions. Now we don't know too much about this type of music (apart from that its got a great beat!), so we asked Dave to describe the mix....
The Rig Out Radio returns with the first of two mixes this week. The first one is from our friends in the north, People Get Ready. Not only do these Geordie go-getters play some damn fine vibey house they are also connected with The End. And probably Spugee from Byker Grove AND Spender.
When your vibing on a vibe listening to some vibes just vibing out and that. We've been big fans of Timm Sure for yonks and are over the moon that he took the time to make this mix for the first of our Rig Out Radio sessions. Click on the link to listen or download.