S4U’s “Too Much” is a Smooth Blend of Classic ’90s R&B and U.K. Club Music

S4U are a duo from London, but the influence of American R&B artists like Aaliyah is clear to hear on their new single “Too Much.” In this case, however, the breathy vocals and earworm hooks are backed by club-ready production. If I heard the track in a DJ set I might assume it's a remix of an R&B singer I can't quite place by an underground hero like DJ Q or Flava D, but the hook is pure, radio-ready pop.

“We wanted to make something that reminded us of getting ready for school in the morning, regional pirate radio stations, blissed out summer afternoons and sweaty, low ceiling house parties that go on for days,” S4U explain. “It's also a chaining together of several personal experiences into a cohesive narrative of vulnerability and restraint (but you already knew that). 'Too Much' rounds off a hectic period of hermetic studio sessions and new experiences and we hope you like it as much as we do.”

Listen to the song above.

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The Most Hyped Style Drops of 2017 (So Far)

 Each year, brands and designers drop several collections, collaborations, and special releases. And each year, there are a few that stand out and grab everyone’s attention. Hype can be brought on by the brand’s own popularity; other times it’s a co-sign from an A-list celebrity. Regardless of how it happens, the most in-demand pieces often sell out almost instantly, cause long lines (even as brands and retailers implement new, stricter lineup systems), and show up on sites like eBay and Grailed—sometimes for triple the retail price.

We’re only halfway through 2017 and there have already been quite a few style releases that have dominated the conversation. Seriously—some recent drops have been so insane that news outlets like Huffington Post and ABC7 Eyewitness News, who wouldn’t normally cover these releases, were hyping them up.

From the usual suspects like Supreme and Kanye West to everything in between, these are the most hyped style drops of 2017 so far. And before you get mad, this list only includes apparel and accessories. We have separate lists coming for the best sneakers.


  • Bape x Anti Social Social Club Collaboration

    Anti Social Social Club has quickly become one of the biggest brands in streetwear. Every drop sells out almost instantly. At the first annual ComplexCon last November, the brand, which collaborated with Undftd on hoodies and tees, had one of the longest lines all weekend.

    So, when ASSC teased a collaboration with Bape, kids were basically salivating over the collection. It was small—hoodies, tees, and zip-ups with ASSC font and Bape’s iconic ABC Camo pattern, released in limited quantities at Bape’s New York location only. The exclusivity of the line, in addition to the popularity of both Bape and ASSC, definitely made this collab one of the most hyped of the year so far. In fact, some of the pieces are currently being resold on eBay for up to $1,600.


  • Supreme x Louis Vuitton Collaboration

    In 2000, Louis Vuitton hit Supreme with a cease-and-desist after the brand attempted to release skate decks with a graphic similar to LV’s signature monogram. It came as a surprise, then, that nearly two decades later, the fashion house—led by men’s artistic director Kim Jones—is collaborating with Supreme, even if Jones is a noted fan of streetwear.

    The Supreme x LV collection was first teased in early January, when Jones posted (then quickly deleted) an Instagram featuring a sticker mash-up of the two brands. A few weeks later, Louis Vuitton confirmed the collaboration during its Fall/Winter 2017 fashion show in Paris by sending models down the runway wearing pieces from the line. Since then, Travis Scott, Kate Moss, ASAP Bari, David Beckham, and more have been seen rocking the yet-to-be-released items.

    Perhaps what’s most interesting about this collaboration is what it represents: High-fashion is finally openly acknowledging streetwear. Jones put it best: “No New York men’s conversation is complete without Supreme.”

    The Supreme x Louis Vuitton collaboration won’t be cheap: $65,000 LV monogram trunks, $485 box logo T-shirts, and $435 camp caps to name a few. But that likely won’t stop people from buying their favorite pieces when the line drops this coming July. Even the city of New York seems to understand the hype around the collaboration. Last month, a Manhattan community board denied a proposal to have a Louis Vuitton x Supreme pop-up shop to be held at 25 Bond St. in the NoHo neighborhood.


  • Needles Track Pants

    Needles, the Japanese label founded by designer Keizo Shimizu, has been making their now famous track pants with the butterfly embroidery for a few seasons. But it wasn’t until a few months ago that stylish kids everywhere began catching on. With the sportswear trend and heavy co-signs from ASAP Rocky, ASAP Bari, Luka Sabbat, and the No Vacancy Inn guys, Needles hasn’t been able to keep the track pants in stock at Nepenthes, the store Shimizu opened, and other stores.


  • Supreme MetroCard

    Supreme has had a long history of releasing novelty pieces, including punching bags, bricks, and even nunchucks. The brand’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection was no different. This past February, the brand released Supreme-branded MetroCards. Retailing for only $5.50, the limited edition MetroCards were sold at Supreme’s store, online, and MTA vending machines at select subway stations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. The demand for the cards was huge—so big, in fact, that the lines inside the subway stations looked like queues outside of a Supreme store during a Thursday drop. Now, they’re being resold on sites like eBay and Grailed for up to $70. Cops even had to shut down the line that formed at the Union Square Station because it got too hectic. The MTA has collaborated with other brands before, including Calvin Klein, but none garnered as much attention as this.


  • Kanye West’s Calabasas Collection

    At this point, anything Kanye West releases is bound to attract tons of attention. Prior to the release of his Calabasas collection, West was often seen wearing the maroon track pants from the line. But back then, he and Adidas had not confirmed whether or not it was a custom piece, or if it would eventually be for sale. Later, many thought the pants were only for “friends and family” when some received them as invitations for the rapper’s Yeezy Season 4 fashion show. 

    But this past March, the Calabasas collection was finally made available to the public via the YeezySupply.com website. No surprise: It sold out within minutes. The line—track pants, crewneck sweaters, hats—retailed for $25–$200, much less than previous Yeezy Season releases, which likely contributed to the success of the collection.


  • VLONE Releases

    ASAP Bari has turned VLONE into a huge success. The brand’s signature black and orange motif has been seen on everyone from fellow ASAP Mob members Rocky and Ferg to Odell Beckham Jr. and 2 Chainz. While Bari doesn’t follow a calendar—he seems to release product whenever he feels like it, and via VLONE pop-up shops—he was able to dominate the conversation when he did drop new pieces. This year, he opened several VLONE pop-ups, and the lines were insane. Now, pieces are being resold on Grailed for nearly double the retail price.

    The brand’s success has led to collaborations with Nike on a pair of Air Force 1s, which resold on eBay for more than $90,000, and Tupac’s estate on merch. Later this month, Bari is also set to present his first ever cut-and-sew collection during Paris Men’s Fashion Week.


  • Palace Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

    Although Palace was founded in 2009, the London skate brand has become even more popular Stateside. In fact, like most of its drops, they couldn’t keep the Spring/Summer 2017 collection in stores. If you’ve ever checked Palace’s online shop on the day of any release, chances are that more than half of the collection already sold out in minutes.

    Some of the best-sellers from the Spring/Summer 2017 collection included their graphic T-shirts inspired by Prince and the cult classic film The Breakfast Club, as well as the “tri-ferg” logo hoodies and track jackets.

    Luckily, Palace has opened their first U.S. shop in New York. The bad news? There are still lines outside the store, so it may not actually mean it’ll be easier to get your hands on a piece.


  • KAWS x Uniqlo x Peanuts Plush Toy

    Along with his limited Air Jordan collaboration, KAWS also linked up with the Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo to release a collection inspired by the Peanuts cartoons. The affordable T-shirts ($15) sold well, but the item most people were after was the Snoopy plush toy, which featured KAWS’ signature Xs on the eyes. KAWS toys have always been seen as collectibles. Uniqlo briefly restocked the plush toys but only at select stores in Japan and Hong Kong.

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Supreme Unveils Michael Jackson Collection

The rumored Supreme x Michael Jackson collection is no longer just a rumor. Supreme announced Wednesday that a special collection featuring iconic images of Michael Jackson is dropping this week.

Fans were convinced earlier this month that a full Michael Jackson collection was imminent, pointing to this editorial photo by Hanna Moon as proof:

 

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Thankfully, those predictions proved correct. The collection includes a hooded sweatshirt, T-shirt, work shirt, and skateboard deck. Supreme x Michael Jackson will be available in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Paris stores (and online!) May 25. Japan gets the collection May 27.

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Last week, Supreme released a custom Nike Air Force 1 Low in collaboration with Comme des Garçons. The shoe featured a leather upper and full-length Nike Air unit, graphics on the heels, and a debossed logo on the sides. Revisit it here.

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Are Gorillaz About to Drop the Best Album of 2017?

With the announcement of HUMANZ, Gorillaz entered the conversation for 2017's best album. Because the announcement was more than just that—three singles and a 360-degree video were released as well, and they're all incredible. 

Gorillaz co-creators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett followed it up with a live performance of the album in London. Featured guests like Danny Brown, Kelela, and Pusha T made it a star-studded event—and while it's still early, it sounds like the Gorillaz have come through yet again with an incredible album. Many album of the year contenders released work last year, so we had to ask: are Gorillaz about to drop the best album of 2017?

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Travis Scott Addresses Fall During Drake Concert: ‘I Was Floating. I Don’t Fall’

Back in February, the internet went kind of ham after video of Travis Scott's epic fall during a surprise performance at a London stop on Drake's Boy Meets World tour hit the wire. For those who don't remember, there was a huge hole in the middle of Drake's stage that a globe would sit in, but Scott couldn't see it, and took what appeared to be a major spill that resulted in the prop breaking and Drake saying he would issue refunds for the concert.

With an appearance in GQ Style UK's cover story (featured in the Spring/Summer issue of GQ Style, which goes on sale this Thursday), Scott opened up about the fall, although if you let him tell it, he never actually fell. “I didn’t fall, dude, I flew. I was floating. I don’t fall. Shit, nothing happened. Floating is amazing. It’s like getting in a plane. I just flew, man. I’m a magician, like David Blaine. I could never fall. Drake is an amazing person. Also, a magician. He’s a big brother, super-talent, he’s cool.”

But Travis doesn't only discuss last month's fall float. He also talks about his upcoming album, AstroWorld. “It might be the best music that I made,” Scott says. “I have two records on the album that are like, man, they are the best. They tore down AstroWorld to build more apartment space. That’s what it’s going to sound like, like taking an amusement park away from kids. We want it back. We want the building back. That’s why I’m doing it. It took the fun out of the city.”

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Speaking of cities, Travis is in love with Houston. “I feel like Houston is one of the leading things in music culture,” he says. “Everyone loves the Houston culture.” He takes it a step further, though, putting on for the Queen. “It needs to have its own monument, its own moment for artists like me, artists like Beyoncé who set it off. Beyoncé is like the highest level. We all reach for that level.” 

As of now, there's no word on when AstroWorld will be in stores, but hopefully we find out more as Scott's Birds Eye View tour develops. We did find out that he's the David Blaine of rap, which is kind of fire. Check out some more from the GQ Style spread, available this Thursday, below.

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The Rumored Supreme x Lacoste Collaboration Is Really Happening

Supreme unveiled its anticipated Lacoste collaboration Monday, showing off a Spring 2017 collection featuring key outerwear pieces and camp caps:

 

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Items in the collection include track jacket and pants, pique crewneck and shorts, Harrington jacket, long sleeve jersey polo, and more.

 

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The exclusive Supreme collaboration will be available at New York, Los Angeles, London, and Paris locations March 16. The pieces will also be available online. Prospective Supreme x Lacoste buyers in Japan, meanwhile, will have to wait until March 18.

Take a closer look at the full Supreme x Lacoste collection below:

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Whisperings of a Supreme x Lacoste collab started popping up last month, with Women's Wear Daily reporting that “market sources” had confirmed a collection was forthcoming. Recent high-profile Supreme collabs include those coveted MTA cards, a four-sneaker set with Vans, a Paris-debuted collection with Louis Vuitton, and a Fall/Winter release with North Face.

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The Chainsmokers Reflect On The Death Of A Fan

There comes a time in every musician’s career where they’ll receive a message about having changed a person’s life. It should be the goal of any artist to connect with and influence a person so deeply. However, it can go both ways, when a special fan imparts great influence on an artist.

Such was the case with a fan named Jake, and The Chainsmokers. Jake had terminal cancer, and wrote to The Chainsmokers that he was unable to attend their show in London, and asked that they send him a video wishing him well. As fate would have it, Jake passed away the day after he received their message.

Alex Pall released a short statement via Twitter and Instagram about Jake, and the importance of “little acts of kindness” that can go a very long way.

Read Alex’s statement below.

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Skrillex Has Made A DnB Edit Of Dimension’s “UK”

An apparent Skrillex edit has just surfaced, courtesy of Dimension, whose track “UK” was played out this weekend at London’s newest club, Printworks.

The original “UK” is an off-kilter, neuro DnB tune with a sample matching Jamie xx’s “Gosh,” with some random vocal samples thrown in to fill in space. Skrillex’s edit is noticeably more tight and condensed, with some harder percussion and a more abrasive fill.

Needless to say, a typical American dance music fan might find this a little unpleasant, but there are plenty of us who would go absolutely wild to this at a show. Check it out below, along with the original.

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Your EDM Premiere: Steve Void – Never Been Better [Free DL]

It’s been a minute since we last heard from Steve Void. Since he dropped his last single “Chemistry,” Steve’s been busy on tour with Matoma, Cheat Codes, and more, so it’s good to see him back in the studio with another release.

“Never Been Better” showcases a more mature side to Steve as he explores new territory alongside Grace Tither’s soulful vocals. Lasting synths drive the track forward as powerful kicks seek to captivate us from start to finish – a technique that Steve has been perfecting over the years.

If you missed Steve on the road last time around you might just be in his luck if you’re in Europe as he’s just announced his Never Been Better spring tour which will see him touch down in Scotland, London, Paris, and more.

“Never been Better is about shaping up and getting ready to show the world who I am and what I am made of. Outside of that feeling, it is about showing that I have never felt more confident and ready to start all of this with everything I have learned over the last few months… both in private and work wise. It has been a roller coaster from when I hopped on the US tour till now and this is just the perfect song to describe my personal and work feelings all in one song.”

Stream it below, grab the free download here and check out the tour poster below for European dates!

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