ADDICT Blog

  • JUICY J X ADDICT

    20th April 2016

    Look at JUICY J rocking our our ADDICT A PLEX JOG PANTS.

    Juicy J is a blogger from THE UNISEX MODE, whose latest Instagram post has definitely caught our eye.

    Check out the Instagram post of Juicy reading SNEAKERS magazine where there is a special featurette of The Unisex Mode talking about about trainers and style. The main feature photo shows Juicy absolutely killing it in our A-PLEX JOG PANTS!  

  • SECRETSUNDAZE OPENING PARTY

    12th April 2016

    Here at ADDICT HQ we are counting down the days until the official SECRETSUNDAZE opening party!

    It is without a doubt that the Secretsundaze opening party signifys the start of summer, and this year they are are celebrating their 15th anniversary.

    The opening party will be on a Saturday for the first time because it is being held at St John's of Hackney Church, on the 30th April from 2-11pm. Now we don't know about you, but there is definitely something appealing about spending all day partying in the house of the lord!

    The line up is looking sick with Lil Louis, house music legend, leading the way. Louis has written some of the biggest dance tracks out there and we can't wait to hear his set!

    Following him on the line up is Steffi, Kornel Kovaks ,Moxie, K15 and Esa!

    Grab your tickets here and join us at one of the biggest music highlights of the year.

    Also don't forget to check out below our ADDICT picks for the gig!

  • SHAKE BRISTOL

    16th March 2016

    SHAKE BRISTOL are back!

    You guys know that all of us at ADDICT HQ love Shake Bristol events, so we are stoked that they have a new event coming up on the 3rd April at Start the Bus.

    Hosted by illustrator MAX KEMP, the event is a favourite around Bristol, with the theme of this Shake being ALL THINGS SPACE, we know this is definitely going to be unmissable!



    So get down to Start the Bus on the 3rd April to check out the sick work of some of the best illustrators in the area and be sure to let them know that ADDICT sent you!

    If you still aren't sure and need convincing, check out their awesome video for their last event 'PALENTINES DAY' which hosted in February.

     

  • TOM JOY X ADDICT SS16

    1st March 2016

    Our SS16 ADDICT collection is soon approaching and here at ADDICT HQ we are stoked to announce photographer TOM JOY is back!

    If you don't remember who Tom Joy is, he shot our AW15 collection last year and we love his work so much that he's not only shooting our SS16 but our AW16 collection as well! 

    Check out his recent shot of our ADDICT AOP NEO MARINER JACKET below:

    Art comes in many forms, and we aren’t about to forget that photography is one of them. We jammed with Tom on our SS16 campaign and he’s created pure magic from our madness, so stay tuned for shots coming soon.

    Check out all of Tom's awesome work on his WEBSITE and TUMBLR! & Make sure to check out our ADDICT AOP NEO MARINER JACKET which is currently in the sale!

  • FLAMEZEE X ADDICT

    4th February 2016

    Everyone knows that we love grime music here at ADDICT HQ, so we were stoked to see FLAMEZEE repping ADDICT on his twitter.

    Flaymezee is rocking the ADDICT REFLECTIVE WINDCHEATER and the ADDICT STENCIL SNAPBACK CAP

    Check our FLAMEZEE video below featuring #KeepingItGrime Allstars Sharky Major Nasty Jack Villain Killa P Flamezos and more!

  • SHAKE BRISTOL

    28th January 2016

    Here at ADDICT HQ we love SHAKE BRISTOL events, so we are stoked that they have one coming up soon!

    Hosted by Illustrator MAX KEMP, the next upcoming Shake Bristol sticks two-fingers up to the generic February holiday, instead celebrating the real relationships that matter and throwing a pal-themed event called PALENTINES DAY at START THE BUS in Bristol, between 12-6pm.

    PALENTINES DAY will feature works of some of the best illustrators in the area, where they'll showcase and sell Zines, Comics, Prints, T-Shirts, Badges and more!

    Have a look at some of these pictures taken by MATTHEW KIRBY at their last event 'Some Kinda Art Fair' which was held in October.

    Check out the event HERE, and if you're an illustrator you can apply for a stall at the event HERE.

    So grab your pals and pop along, make sure to let them know that ADDICT sent you!

  • GRIME 2016

    25th January 2016

    Here at ADDICT HQ we definitely think 2015 was year of grime, so we are keen to know what 2016 has to offer!

    COMPLEX MUSIC recently posted an ARTICLE which showcases all of the Grime DJs to watch in 2016 and here at ADDICT we definitely agree with their picks.

    We picked a few of our favourites from their list, check them out!

    GRANDMIXXER 

    GRANDMIXXER is definitely one we will all listen to in 2016, he grew up on the grime scene so it comes naturally to the South Londoner. Plus, he clearly loves camo - an ADDICT staple!

    Check out his RINSE FM podcast below:

    A.G

    A.G used to blog about up and coming grime and is relatively new to the DJ scene but she is killing it!

    Her goals for 2016 are to be the sickest version of herself that she can be - us too, A.G!

    Check out her mix below:

    DULLAH BEATZ

    DULLAH BEATZ started out as part of a grime crew called N Double A, his DJ career kicked off at a club night 2 years ago. He has been playing and making grime since the start and his mixes are SICK!

    Make sure to listen to his FABRICLIVE x BDL mix below:

     GENERAL COURTS

    GENERAL COURTZ was inspired by our other pick GRANDMIXXER when he connected with him in 2011 and since then as been perfecting his craft as a Grime DJ.

    In 2016 he aims to be a sharper DJ and play to more audiences. Listen to his mix below:

    J BEATZ

    Grime music comes naturally to North Londoner J BEATZ who looked for inspiration from DJs such as EZ and Spyro, a couple guys also on our radar.

    Check out his guest mix for PROJECT ALLOUT below: 

    Here at ADDICT HQ we can't wait to see them blowing up over 2016, make sure to check out all of their links and show them massive support!

    Read the Complex Music article HERE. Then go and buy some ADDICT garms with an extra 20% off the sale items! why not, eh?

  • ADDICT INKED

    20th January 2016

    Here at ADDICT HQ we love how loyal our fans are, so when Thomas Philip Sick got in touch with us about his tattoo preaching his love for ADDICT, we were pretty stoked!

    Tattoo Addict

    This kind of dedication doesn’t go unnoticed. Nice one Thomas. Don’t forget to tag us in your new STENCIL BEANIE!

    Apparently the new trend now is to tattoo your face with brands according to HIGHSNOBIETY, check out their tweet HERE!

    So we decided to find a few of our fave branded tattoos, take a look below:

    Check out this one below which reinforcing the brand to the max!

    We LOVE this one, the artwork is AMAZING!

    This one is HILARIOUS! Anyone willing to get ADDICT on their face?

    These are pretty good, but nothing can beat our boy Thomas’ tattoo!

    What do you guys think? Are branded tattoos the new thing?

  • CONGRATULATIONS NAO!

    8th January 2016

    Congratulations to NAO who came third in the BBC Sound of 2016 countdown! Here at ADDICT HQ we are all so excited to hear NAO's new music coming out in 2016.

    NAO is going on tour soon, so check out her tour dates below!

    Massive congrats to our other favourites from the longlist! They may not have made it to the BBC’s list but here at ADDICT HQ we love their music, and we are proud to support hard working musicians have passion down to their core.

    Check out J HUS latest track 'FRIENDLY' and the tour dates for SECTION BOYZ below!

     Section Boyz TourAnd keep an eye out for Mabel's new releases coming out soon on her TWITTER

    2016 looks like its going to be a massive year for music and we can't wait for it! 

  • ADDICT SOUNDS OF 2016

    5th January 2016

    Here at ADDICT HQ we love new music, so we are looking forward to whats to come in 2016.

    As the BBC SOUND OF 2016 countdown has just kicked off, we wanted to talk about some of our favourite contenders from the long list.

    1. NAO

    Hackney based singer songwriter and producer NAO is completely refreshing amongst the current female artists. She’s has created her own abstract brand combining the sounds of soul pop and R&B.

    You need to check out her latest single 'BAD BLOOD' which we have on repeat in ADDICT HQ.

      

    2. J HUS

    South London rapper who combines hip hop, acrobats and grime. His debut mixtape 'The 15th Day' is one of the best British urban debuts in years. He just landed a massive record deal and we reckon he is going to race to the top of the BBC sound of chart!

    Check out his unique track 'LEAN & BOP'

    3. MABEL

    MABEL isn’t a stranger to the music industry being the daughter of Neneh Cherry.

    We love her fresh and rich R&B style, you need to check out her new single 'MY BOY MY TOWN'

    4. SECTION BOYZ

    They are a six person grime group who have practised their craft on the estates of Croydon for the last few years. They have already won MOBO award for best newcomer, and 2016 is looking to become a big year for them.

    Check out their most recent release 'MAD MAN TING'

    Heres hoping our personal ADDICT faves do well in the countdown!

    Check out the full long list HERE, we will be sat here in our ADDICT A-Plex Jog Pants waiting for the full countdown to be announced!

  • Christmas Day Vibes with Uncle Timb

    22nd December 2015

    We're not entirely sure what's going on across the pond, but while we are all sat around a sparkly tree giving ADDICT gifts to our loved ones, some of music's biggest names will be dropping their newest releases.

    It looks like both Timbaland and Rihanna have decided to try their luck at overshadowing the holidays! NME reckon Rihanna's video is hinting at the release, "the change of pace in her clips suggests the album could come out as soon as Christmas Day" while Timbaland has himself announced plans for his release to be 25th December.

    Not only that, Timbaland will be releasing his first ever mix-tape, titled King Stays King, offering 16 tracks and featuring collaborations with Yung Thug, Rich Homie Quan, and Blaze.

    As an extra gift for the season, King Stays King will also feature a previously unheard song from the late R&B singer Aaliyah.

    Get cosy in your new A-Plex Jog Pants and Base Zip Hoody (which are on sale, by the way!) before giving Timb's mixtape a spin!

    image by rap-up.com

    image source - rap-up.com

  • SHEPARD FAIREY @ THE HOUSE OF VANS

    3rd December 2015

    It's no secret we are fans of art!

    Down here at ADDICT HQ we are massive fans of Shepard Fairey + crew. Their current exhibition is called Covert to Overt and is on at The House of Vans until 6th December. It tells the compelling story of the OBEY crew's travels from Jon Furlong’s perspective through photographs. 

    Check out Covert To Overt which captures Fairey’s street art, gallery exhibitions and murals from 2009 to the present!

  • ADDICT x Cooler Than Cake

    23rd November 2015

    Our friends over at New York-based menswear blog Cooler Than Cake have absolutely nailed it with their new editorial piece featuring our AW15 range.

    Featuring model Lucas Sachs and shot by Todd Alexander, the team have taken some of their favourite pieces for a walk around a park in Brooklyn, commenting that the collection "blends seamlessly into the New York landscape and captures the edge and functionality that embodies the streetwear vibe".

    Mad props to these guys! Head over to their blog to see the full editorial www.coolerthancake.com

     

    ADDICT x Cooler Than Cake

    source : cooler than cake

  • ADDICT x Ben Manuwa

    30th October 2015

    He's the kind of guy we don't want to get on the wrong side of, so we're lucky Ben "Man of War" Manuwa is a fan of our new range!

    Ben is manager, and team member, of fighting gym Lion's Pride MMA in Croydon. The mixed martial artist is currently undefeated and competes in the featherweight division, while his brother Jimi competes professionally in the light heavyweight division.

    Check out the gym timetable and head down to Lion's Pride MMA Gym and learn to toughen up with the Manuwa brothers.

    Ben wearing ADDICT Puff Hooded Bomber in Navy and ADDICT A-Plex Jog Pant in Grey Marl

    image source : Twitter @BMan_LionsPride

  • AW15 LOOKBOOK

    27th October 2015

    We went back to basics with our Autumn Winter 15 collection to create a small but strong line of easy-to-wear statement pieces, which still retaining the technical detailing ADDICT has always been known for.

    Key pieces to the collection include the strong tailoring of the Padded Shirt Jacket, the white Kwills camouflage printed Neo Mariner Jacket, and, most notably, the Reflective Reversible Windcheater which features a completely high reflective outer shell.

    In true form, we have released some limited edition pieces in collaboration with two very talented artists. in our Artist Series this season, you can find work by world-renowned illustration agency ilovedust, who delivered their trademark abstract typography for the Operations Jacket, and also an amazing all over print by draughtsman Kwills, who presented this season’s brushstroke woodland camo print.

    Hit us up on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and let us know what you think!

    ADDICT AW15 Lookbook Images