Friday, 14 March 2014

Going Out - Hot Contact at The Berkeley Suite With Craig Moog

Tonight (Friday 14th March) Hot Contact takes to Glasgow's notorious late night club haunt The Berkeley Suite with Craig Moog (Piece Together) at the controls. Sound wise think, Disco, Italo, House, Re-Edits, Cosmic, Electronic, Balearic, Psychedelic, Funk, Boogie and everything else in between.

The Berkeley Suite has been renowned for it's great great bookings since opening it's doors a while back with guests such as Dan Avery (Phantasy), Prins Thomas (Full Pupp), Thomas Bullock (Rub'n'Tug), Optimo, Derrick Carter, Horse Meat Disco, Cosmo Vitelli, Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco (Disco Deviance), the list continues...rolling through the place and Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston holding down a residency there with their brilliant 'A Love From Outer Space' club night.

The club runs from 11pm till 3am, get down early to ensure entry!

Puma - Trinomic XS 850 Plus

Landing in store tomorrow (Saturday 15th March) is Puma's great Trinomic XS 850 Plus. Originally released back in 1992, Puma have resurrected the Trinomic XS850 for a Spring/Summer 2014 release as a part of its newly-established “CREAM” program. Noteworthy for its Trinomic technology of honeycomb-like clear rubber hexagonal cells – providing a perfect combination of cushioning, flexibility, and stability thanks to their ability to collapse and expand – the 2014 retro of the early ’90s trail shoe retains the neon accents and abstract prints of the era in the form of its neon pink accents and signature heel splatter. Constructed of mesh and suede for both breathability and durability, the CREAM edition of the XS850 OG drops tomorrow at Fat Buddha Store, so be quick to grab yourself a pair before these go. You can check out some images from Puma's Cream program below.

For a chance to wins a pair of Puma Trinomic XS 850 Plus, head over to our Instagram page and  share the picture with the hashtag #FATBUDDHASTORE & your shoe size for a chance to win. The winner will be picked at random on Launch Day, Saturday 15th March and announced at 9pm that night!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Going Out - Moodymann at Max's La Cheetah

Someone who needs no introduction is Moodymann (Kenny Dixon Jr), who plays Max's La Cheetah Club tonight in Glasgow (Friday 7th Match). An outspoken voice in the normally non-confrontational world of electronic dance music, Moodymann is committed to keeping a distinctly black imprint on techno and house. While he may frustrate people with his refusal to be interviewed and insistence on reminding people of the genre's origins, the soulfulness of his output is unquestioned.

Utilizing classic soul and jazz samples, low-slung bass lines and an approach to drum programming that is diametrically opposed to the tendency to push the tempo faster and faster, he has achieved classic status thanks to gems like "Sunday Morning", "Shades of Jae", and his remix of Innerzone Orchestra's "People Make the World Go Round". Following years of 12" only releases, he compiled his best work on "Silentintroduction", one of the most celebrated albums of the late 90s.

His new album entitled 'Moodymann" just dropped recently, and is gathering rave reviews. This is a rare chance to catch him, as you probably won't see Moodymann in a more intimate environment anywhere else in the world. Needless to say this is going to be some next level business from one of the Motor City's most iconic figures!

Pre-sale tickets are now sold out. 70 tickets will be held for the door on the night. We advise you get down early if you wanna secure your place! Doors at 11.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Going Out - On The Quiet with The Revenge & Ali Ooft at Max's La Cheetah

New club night On The Quiet makes it's debut tonight (Saturday 15th Feb) at Max's La Cheetah Club on Queens St in Glasgow, and brings along The Revenge (Roar Groove) and Ali Ooft (Foto Recordings) to kick things off alongside residents Craig Moog and Kev Stevens.

As one half of the 6th Borough Project, Graeme Clark aka The Revenge is a producer who understands the past but embraces the future. The analogue approach, forward thinking productions and his versatility as a DJ, has ensured him a place as one of the leading names in House music in recent years.

The main force behind OOFT Music is Ali Herron. Originally cutting his production chops with tracky edits and some early OOFT! remixes alongside The Revenge, Ali has been steadily building up his own studio over the last 5 years, putting out a series of deep, pitched-down house tracks on labels such as Instruments of Rapture, PPF, Delusions of Grandeur, Rememory,Wolf Music and his own Foto Recordings label.

This is a night not to be missed and in the spirit of getting things moving on the right foot it is a FREE party, so no excuses not to attend!

Friday, 31 January 2014

Going Out - Optimo "Dark Was The Night" Release Party At The Sub Club

To celebrate the release of Optimo's great new "Dark Was The Night" mix album the duo are returning to the Sub Club tonight (Friday 31st Jan) for their first residency date of 2014.

Though Jonnie Wilkes and Keith McIvor have done scores of commercial and free mixes down the years, Dark Was The Night rivals any of their previous selections in terms of diversity. Across 21 tracks, the techno of Terrence Dixon and Silent Servant mingles with Scottish '70s punk band The Freeze, New York minimal wavers Jeff & Jayne Hudson, Kode9 & Space Ape's new-school dub and experimental cuts from the likes of Nurse With Wound, Hieroglyphic Being and Carter Tutti.

The title of the mix is a nod to Blind Willie Johnson, whose song "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground" was one of the 27 pieces of music taken on the Voyager space flight in 1977 (known collectively as the Voyager Golden Records). Despite this, Johnson died penniless of malaria fever decades before his music travelled into space: "a moving tale" that inspired both Wilkes and McIvor.

This looks set to be a great release party for an even greater mix, get yourself down to the Sub Club in Glasgow tonight tonight see what it's all about!

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Carhartt - Essentials Bag -Camo Isle/Metro Blue

Carhatt's long popular Essentials bag gets a new colour makeover in the brands new Camo Isle/Metro Blue for 2014. A versatile bag designed to protect and organise your essential items. As well as the generous main compartment there is also two outer pockets, one with flap closure and the other with a side entry zip. Finished with an adjustable strap and the brand's square label patch. You can check out some pics below.

 Keep your eyes peeled for more great additions to the Carhartt range for 2014, with some amazing pieces dropping in the next few weeks at Fat Buddha Store.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Adidas ZX 500 OG - Ice Grey/Legend Ink

The Adidas ZX 500 OG needs no introduction. First introduced in 1983, it launched Adidas into the technical running shoe market and has enjoyed huge success for 25 years since. This archive Ice Grey/Legend Ink colourway makes a welcome return, perfectly showcasing the brands classic silhouette. A mixture of premium suede, nylon and nylon mesh, sat on a two tone EVA midsole in light grey and white. Other features include leather three stripe branding to the side. You can check out some picks below.

The Adidas ZX 500 OG is available instore and online now at Fat Buddha Store. Be quick and doen't sleep on this great reissue, as it won't be around for long!

Friday, 24 January 2014

Going Out - Dixon Avenue Basement Jams at The Sub Club

One of our favourite labels and one of the best labels around right now has to be Dixon Avenue Basement Jams. It's great to see the guy's behind it Kenny and Dan take to Subculture at Glasgow's Sub Club tomorrow night (Saturday 25th Jan) for what looks set to be an outstanding night of music.

Based out of Glasgow, the motto for the labels is “real rockin’ raw shit from the street for the clubs”, and it sums up the imprint to date perfectly. Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, quite frankly, release weird, non standard machine music that spits and splurts, blurts and bleats all kinds of alien patterns, hooks and melodies into your ears and has done with every single one of its EP's so far.

Despite belying any one easy genre classification, never is the music too weird, alien or off the wall to not be hugely likeable – there is often a moment of serene synth calm, a catchy vocal clip or soulful detroit reflection hidden within the rawness of EPs from Marquis Hawkes, odd and Jarred Wilson.
Each one comes pressed on coloured vinyl, with the hand-stamped dog face logo and a print out of the tracklist. If you haven't heard any of these we advise you to check them out fast, or even better get youself down to the Sub Club tomorrow night to see what it's all about! Keep up the good work guys!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Nike SB Janoski Max & Nike Eric Koston 2 Max

Nike SB raise the game with the release of the brands Janoski Max and Eric Koston 2 Max, with both models being eagerly awaited, these shoes are set to be massive. The Nike Janoski Max combines the best parts of Nike’s bestselling skateboarding shoe with some more technical/running inspired elements from their illustrious Nike Air Max catalogue. Breathable mesh, Max Air cushioning and Free flexibility are all added to this new take on the Janoski. The shoe features a lightweight Phylon midsole, EVA foam sockliner, flex grooves on the outsole for motion range, and comes in a one piece constructed upper. You can check out some pics below of the Light Crimson model above and also the Midnight Navy colour option.

The brands other signature model the Eric Koston also gets the same treatement, resulting in the Nike Eric Koston 2 Max.  Based on the previous Nike SB Eric Koston signature model, Nike has added a hybrid Air Max/Free outer sole to the sneaker and given it a seamless upper, with the result being a modern skate shoe. Along with the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max, these new sneakers help shape the future of Nike SB. The brand continues to release interesting silhouettes, featuring innovative materials and technology, while fusing the skate and the lifestyle market. You can check out the Light Crimson model and Midnight Navy model shown below

 All of the shoes shown above and lot's more from the Nike SB range are available in store and online at Fat Buddha Store now. You can browse the range here.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Book Sale at Fat Buddha Store

We have a massive book sale on now at Fat Buddha Store with 25% of all titles. We have books from publishers such as Taschen, Thames & Hudson, Lawrence King and many many more. We have books covering Art, Fashion, Graffiti, Architecture, Graphic Design, Photography and everything in between, so get down quick to grab yourself a bargain. Some titles we have on sale are shown below.


Friday, 17 January 2014

Going Out - Million Dollar Disco at The Berkeley Suite

Million Dollar Disco return to Glasgow this Saturday night (18th January) almost a year to the day since their last party there. To say they're excited is a bit of an understatement, anyone who was there last January is sure to understand why. All this in the intimate surrounding of one of Glasgow's best club spaces, The Berkeley Suite.

Al Kent was born in Scotland. His father was an avid record collector and had a cabinet full of them. And Whisky. Everything from Abba and Elvis to the Glitter Band and Buddy Holly was in there. What a load of shit they were. 
In 1976 Al ran away from home to live in New York. Here, at the age of 8 he started attending the Loft and hanging out with Nicky Siano and a whole bunch of cool New York DJs with Italian names. In 1978 he was arrested for possession of PCP while guesting at Better Days with Tee Scott and deported back to Glasgow, where his dad was now getting into a bit more David Essex. He was shit too. 
So Al opened.his own club in Glasgow, based on his experiences in New York. With his pocket money he flew Richard Long over to kit it out and had Walter Gibbons DJ at the opening party. 
 since then he's bought lots of records, done the deejaying in lots of places, and recorded an orchestra too. 
For the full story of The Million Dollar Orchestra see the biography, in short the album was recorded in the traditional way, mostly one take, in an analogue studio. The Sound is rich , lush, string laden, beautiful disco music, full of joy with phenomenal musicianship. It is Al Kent’s biography told in Music. Al is currently working with Lynn from Ebonycuts on a time machine. This project should be completed soon, at which point the two will travel back in time and buy lots of records.  

Once again Al Kent will be playing a full four hour set and we have some lovely MDD mix CDs, previously only available in Japan to give away if you get down early.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Mega Yacht 'Guilty' Designed By Jeff Koons

If your ever thinking of sailing the high sea's, and had the money to do it in style, then this new mega yacht designed by Italian yacht designer Ivana Porfiri and Jeff Koons looks just the way to do it. Greek Cypriot industrialist and art collector Dakis Joannou recently commissioned the yacht. A floating piece of art, 'Guilty' measures in at 115 feet long and ranks as Koons’ largest project to date. Inspired by British naval camouflage from World War I, the yacht’s exterior features bold geometric designs that include alternating yellow rhombuses, pink triangles and blue polygons.

The yacht’s interior walls and ceilings are all white, with extremely large windows to maximize natural lighting. Highlighting the space, a central staircase turns from pinkish violet to galactic blue and finally warm yellow. The main cabin encompasses the top deck, with 180-degree views and the word “Feelings” hanging in neon lights above the bed, the master bedroom also has a private terrace. The four guest cabins feature “museum-worthy” works, while the living room is decorated with Italian Radical Design furniture. You can check out some pics below.