Scientist, DJ, Producer, Musician - Grandmaster Flash is a true legend.
Considered to be one of the founding fathers of Hip Hop, Flash is a huge part of what DJ'ing has become today. He was the first DJ to physically lay his hands on a record and manipulate it in a backward and forward motion, in turn inventing what is now known as turntablism.
Flash began in the South Bronx during the 70s rocking block parties on the regular, which essentially would be the start of a global phenomenon. Soon after, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was formed. Their most significant hit was the electro rap song "The Message" which is still played regularly today.
Whether he is inventing new ways to cut up a jam, rocking sold out stadiums or producing his next hit, Flash is always pushing the boundaries with a set of turntables.
Today you can find Flash touring the world while he gears up for his next big release. Please join us in welcoming him to our Savior of Sound Family!
SOL REPUBLIC surf team photographer Ryan Miller gives us an inside look into the last swell of the year on Hawaii's North Shore.
"Surfers look forward to events throughout the year for different reasons, but everyone looks forward to winter in Hawaii. The end of the year means big waves coupled with high energy contests, forcing everyone to step up and commit to some waves of consequence. Newest team rider Mitch Coleborn came just one spot short of qualifying for the 2014 WCT, but I’m sure we'll be seeing him at most of the WCT events this year. Julian Wilson stepped up when his number was called at Pipe and got a few epic waves. Keanu Asing was everywhere this year on the North Shore. Oliver Kurtz flew out for the last Pipe swell. He made the most of everything he could get ahold of and scored a few amazing Pipe waves in the process."
We are very excited to share an awesome opportunity with everyone.
We've been talking to Savior of Sound Julian Wilson about designing a signature pair of headphones. Julian’s headphone of choice is the Master Tracks so naturally, he wanted something that represented him, designed to that model. After kicking around a few concepts, we had an idea -- why not offer YOU the fans a chance to design Julian's signature SOL REPUBLIC headphones?
Right now you can download the blank Master Tracks design file and create your own custom design [link here] for Julian's signature headphones. Whether you create something in Adobe Illustrator or want to color it in with crayons, we want to see your design ideas. Click here for details on how to enter. Submissions will be accepted until January 31st.
Once the submission period is over, Julian will review the designs and pick his top three choices. His #1 favorite will be turned into the signature headphones and offered through our web shop. The winning designer will receive $500 and a pair of Julian's signature headphones (featuring your design!). The second and third place designers will receive a pair of headphones customized with their respective designs.
Time to get designing… good luck!
All entries shall become the property of SOL REPUBLIC Inc. without the expectation by designer or submitter of any compensation. Entrant by submitting the design hereby assigns all its interest in the design to SOL REPUBLIC, Inc.